A-list Actresses Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Ha Neul in Direct Competition in Late Summer 2016 K-dramas


It’s A-list actress versus A-list actress in a direct match up now confirmed for late summer 2016. KBS has signed on Kim Ha Neul to headline On the Way to the Airport in its Wed-Thurs time slot, pairing her up with already confirmed Lee Sang Yoon. Choi Ji Woo ultimately passed on the role but Kim Ha Neul has such a similar vibe it’s a seamless swap for me. Even bigger news is this being Kim Ha Neul’s first drama in four years since A Gentleman’s Dignity in 2012, that being one of Kim Eun Sook‘s comparatively lower rated dramas but still a sold hit. Kim Ha Neul’s return to television pits her against Gong Hyo Jin in the same time slot, with Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Seok doing a workplace romance in Incarnation of Jealousy over on SBS. KBS may have more reason to want to win the ratings battle since there was tug-of-war over the Jealousy before it eventually landed with SBS. It’s a toss up for me and in cases like this I end up watching whichever one has the more engaging story, and hopefully it’s both to capitalize on casting such big name leading ladies.



A-list Actresses Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Ha Neul in Direct Competition in Late Summer 2016 K-dramas — 29 Comments

  1. Gong hyo Jin is my favorite in everything, I loved her drama masters sun and it’s okay Its love ,she always have great dramas x_x forever girl crush

  2. My favorite actress Gong Hyo Jin! Love her so much in Thank You and Master’s Sun. But I don’t like It’s ok it’s love storyline nor her noona-dongseng romance with KSH in Producer. I also like Lee Sang Yoon too. Agree with Koala, I should end up watching whichever has the more engaging story.

  3. Well, I don’t know… Just wait for the one who’ll give more promising stories. But I think Gong Hyo Jin will win for this.

  4. Despite the A-list stars, all three networks (KBS’s On The Way to the Airport, MBC’s Shopping King Louis, SBS’s Jealousy Incarnate) seem to have a weak lineup story-wise this fall. Yawn.

  5. Jo Jung Seok !!! I’m happy to see him in a drama 🙂 He’s one of my favourite actor, he’s so versatile !

    Otherwise, I love the both actress. I think I will watch the both dramas.

  6. Gong Hyo Jin is my all time favorite actress. I am looking forward to her drama! She always makes it fun even if the plot isn’t the best.

  7. Huge fan of Kim Ha Neul here and I just can’t wait to see her back on dramaland. This is her first on KBS (her very first drama is in SBS and her last drama before this is also from SBS) so I really hope this will turn out well.
    Like Gong Hyo Jin too so I’m also looking forward to her new drama.

  8. Gong Hyo Jin is a very good actress (better than Kim Ha Neul) but she has such a weird sense of fashion in all her dramas…I don’t know…

  9. Based on actress I prefer Gong hyo jin
    Based on the story I prefer Incarnation of jealousy. Im tired watching secret love affair drama, I want fun and light drama. God bless for ghj drama and crew 🙂

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