K-actor Yang Se Jong to Enlist in the Military Next Month May 2020

I really make an effort to post enlistment news because it’s always weird if casual drama viewers suddenly don’t hear about an actor and it’s because that guy has gone off for two years for mandatory military service. It’s Yang Se Jong‘s time next month, he’s enlisting in the army on May 12th so godspeed and be safe young man. I was sooooo annoyed by him and his character in Temperature of Love, sorry total second male lead shipper here and unapologetic about it, but loved him to pieces in Still 17 (Thirty But Seventeen). I know there are recently slice of life healing themed dramas but Still 17 is that genre of a drama that worked so beautifully almost musically for me. He got the lead in sageuk My Country and despite the head full of glorious period hair the drama didn’t soar in ratings or recognition so he’s not leaving on a confirmed high note. Nevertheless three male lead roles under his belt is solid work product and hopefully he comes back in 2022 to a smart pick as his first return project.

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Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan are Fully in Character as Charismatic Leads of jTBC Sageuk Drama My Country

With Arthdal Chronicles finished, there’s only two sageuks left for 2019 and only one that is more similar in sweeping scope. jTBC has been nicely promoting My Country with stylish posters and character teasers, and through it all male lead … 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