Jang Hyuk Confirms jTBC Sageuk My Country with Youngsters Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, and Seolhyun

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

Jang Hyuk Adds Veteran Gravitas to Sageuk Drama My Country with Young Leads Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan

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

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading