Kim Nam Gil and Sung Joon are Bringing the Intensity in Character Posters for TVing Demon Fighting Drama Island

I judge character dramas on the design, and these look good, but then mostly on whether the actor or actress behind the character is bringing it. It’s half-brung here for the posters of Island, the upcoming supernatural demon fighting in Jeju K-drama starring Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and Sung Joon, in that two of the leads are totally committed and the other are differing reasons of lulz. Kim Nam Gil slays with just his eyes and charisma, it’s how he went from middling supporting actor for years to breakout ten years ago with Queen Seondeok and since then he’s been stirring the same slow simmer sauce. Sung Joon is the wild card and he’s channeling massive Korean Rurouni Kenshin and totally can steal the show. Cha Eun Woo at least has an expression, every other drama I’ve seen of him he’s playing the “nice, handsome guy reacting to stuff”, and here he looks pretty pissed and ready for battle. Definitely an upgrade but still not very believable (yet). But poor Lee Da Hee’s entire deer in headlights look is concerning if it wasn’t so absurdly bad, between her wae head tilt and those blank wide eyes and slightly open lips it’s a masterclass in how not to pose.

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Kakao Webtoon Selects Cha Eun Woo, Han So Hee, and Lee Soo Hyuk as the Human Personas for the Upcoming Webtoon The Villainess is A Marionette

Okay, I think I just saw the perfect female lead casting for the upcoming K-drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Remarried Empress. Han So Hee as Navier! Why have I never seen it, and now I’ve seen it I can’t unsee … Continue reading

Park Gyu Young Romances Cha Eun Woo with Lee Hyun Woo as the Second Male Lead in K-drama Adaptation of Webtoon A Good Day to be a Dog

I don’t know if this is an upgrade for Cha Eun Woo to go from the korean fried chicken drama to this dog drama but I personally love dogs more so upgrade! A new K-drama adapted from a webtoon is … Continue reading

Park Seo Joon and Kim Go Eun Top the Japan Viewer Poll on Favorite K-drama Female and Male Stars

I still remember when Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo would top every Japan viewer poll on anything Hallyu related for a good decade and more after Winter Sonata swept the nation. They’ve dropped off for years now but … Continue reading

Burberry Holds Star Studded Store Event in Seoul with Han Hyo Joo, Cha Eun Woo, Jung Hae In, Moon Ga Young, and Wi Ha Joon in Attendance

Burberry either has a ton of endorsements in South Korean or it’s just got plenty of sway to lure this many famous faces to attend this week’s event in Seoul at its flagship store. Han Hyo Joo and Moon Ga … Continue reading

tvN Fantasy Exorcism Drama Island Confirms Cast of Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and the Return of Sung Joon Playing the Big Bad

This was always going to be an ambitious drama production, with many CGII elements needed and a dark tone that would needed to be balanced for the majority K-drama viewing populace. That it’s initial leading lady pick had to bow … Continue reading

tVN Wed-Thurs Drama True Beauty Wraps Up its Run with Average Ratings of 3.794% and Positive Audience Feedback

High school dramas and especially ones adapted from manhwa/webtoon is usually a niche fan base so ratings are never expected to be winners. But sometimes it gets super low ratings and that’s a bummer. tvN Wed-Thurs drama True Beauty based … Continue reading