I haven’t written about jTBC drama 18 Again since it premiered but I’ve been watching weekly, addicted and totally won over by this underrated gem. The feels it delivers is similar to the second chances sincerity in Thirty But Seventeen and the catharsis of Knowing Wife, with the entire cast giving it their all and bringing to life this complete story with no weak link in acting, directing, and writing. Lee Do Hyun was the transformative heart of the series, as young again Da Young, and he’s fulfilled the promise I glimpsed when he stole the male lead thunder in Hotel Del Luna. It’s not taking away from adult leads Kim Ha Neul and Yoon Sang Hyun as older but not yet wiser Da Young, at least until he has a chance to be 18 again and realize that he wouldn’t change anything and in fact appreciated his hard knock life that was filled with more joy than sorrow, more satisfaction than resentment.
The high school kiddos were excellent as well, this was like a mini-School series where the kids got lots of character development and even their own arcs, I’m looking forward to seeing Hwang In Yeop flourish as the next It Boy to come and the others including Noh Jeong Eui, Choi Bo Min, and Ryeo Un are all quite promosing. The supporting cast was phenomenal, funny without too much slapstick, with their own quirky personalities to add color to the central family dynamic of a man and a woman forced to grow up too early but actually doing a great job of it but for feeling like they didn’t. I love dramas that allow a what-if do-ver because its like a nice reminder that we should all pause and appreciate the things we have. 18 Again = HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
The official poster for jTBC drama 18 Again elicits so many thoughts from me, the main one being WHERE THE HECK is Yoon Sang Hyun’s hand trying to grab?!? Did the photoshopper not realize that he’s literally going from Kim … Continue reading →
Bwahahahaha, OMG wiping away tears here. The first teaser is out for upcoming jTBC second chance drama 18 Again and its come out of nowhere level funny. Like, was not expecting this. The first half of the teaser has leads … Continue reading →
When I first heard the synopsis of K-drama 18 Again it sounded just like the Hollywood movie 17 Again and lo and behold it’s totally a remake so yay for confirming that. 17 Again was surprising good and I think … Continue reading →
The US movie 17 Again was surprisingly good and I can totally see K-dramas doing so much more with the longer running time that I’m excited for this upcoming remake. 18 Again has confirmed leads Kim Ha Neul and Yoon … Continue reading →
The first stills are out for the next MBC Wed-Thurs drama Let’s Hold Hands Tightly and Watch the Sunset, with the network having taken a good month hiatus after I am Not a Robot ended to air the Winter Olympics … Continue reading →
MBC has decided to take a sensible break from premiering new K-dramas in 2018 that dovetails nicely with the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympics schedule. Mon-Tues drama Two Cops and Wed-Thurs drama I am Not a Robot both end in late … Continue reading →
Ten years is the perfect time to wrap up an acting hiatus to call it a decade break, and that’s exactly how long actress Go So Young has been away from the screen. She’s coming back in the upcoming KBS … Continue reading →
It’s a double header for this Throwback Thursday nostalgia, both courtesy of my cutie Lee Jong Seok. It’s yet early for any more news on his upcoming 2017 K-drama While You Were Sleeping with Suzy, but he’s spending the down … Continue reading →
The arrival of MBC‘s new Wed-Thurs drama Shopping King Louie (Shopoholic Louis) snuck up on me, a combination of W: Two Worlds ending so listlessly and this drama not getting overly promoted. I’m totally going to check it out because … Continue reading →
The cuteness continues to build for upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama Shopping King Louie, a drama that didn’t land as leading man Yook Sung Jae but looks like it got an equally perfect casting with Seo In Guk. Both actors have … Continue reading →
K-actor Seo In Guk really is quite prolific, averaging about two dramas a year and even doing a fair amount of cameos. He’s currently starring in cable drama Squad 38 but is also diving into filming for upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs … Continue reading →
As top Korean drama screenwriter Kim Eun Sook preps for her next drama airing at the end of 2016, having lined up leading man Gong Yoo (squeeee!), it’s a good time as any to do a catalog of all the … Continue reading →