When Jang Hyuk was in the sageuk Tree with Deep Roots as the male lead, the King role was played by Han Seok Kyu as the older and Song Joong Ki as the younger. Eight years later it’s time for Jang Hyuk to be the veteran of the sageuk pack, this time taking on the role of the King character in upcoming jTBC drama My Country. He’ll be providing the gravitas and hopefully mentorship of the three young leads Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, and especially Seolhyun.
The drama is set in earlier Korean historical times during the turbulent end of the Goryeo period to the beginning of the Joseon period, and anytime there is a dynastic change expect the drama to be all about pursuing revolution for the greater good of of a stagnant political establishment. There’s a mixed bag production team lined up with the PD of Nice Guy and Wonderful Days but the screenwriter of Master of Revenge and Inspiring Generation. I’m thrilled Jang Hyuk is confirmed because he makes every role memorable and will be a reason to check this one out in the second half of 2019. Continue reading
Being a veteran K-actor or actress has the additional perk of picking even supporting roles that can end up more critical to the narrative. One needn’t always be the lead to scene steal and my gut tells me Jang Hyuk … Continue reading
MBC got a head start on its year end drama awards, holding the 2018 shindig on December 30th to cap out a relatively lackluster ratings and hit year for the network. Probably the most prominent hit was Wed-Thurs drama Terius … Continue reading
Talk about doubling down on two of the fasting rising K-actors in 2018 for a challenging project for both. Yang Se Jong and Woo Do Hwan have been offered the male lead roles in upcoming jTBC early 2019 sageuk drama … Continue reading
I gotta give credit to the cast and crew of MBC drama The Great Seducer for working so hard despite the awful to watch results. I give it an A for effort (I think) and only ask that the failed … Continue reading
There’s serious contention for the 2017 KBS drama Manhole (Wonderland’s Feels) for worst rated and audience received prime time K-drama in recent memory. The currently airing MBC drama The Great Seducer with Woo Do Hwan and Joy is a massive … Continue reading
There is such an extreme lack of poster making talent that went into premiering this Wednesday KBS drama Mad Dog I’m actually interested in checking it out now. The drama posters look like it was made by a middle schooler … Continue reading