Kang Han Na Continues to Shine in Second Female Lead Roles This Time in My Roommate is a Gumiho

When I look back on Kang Han Na‘s career I realized I saw her when she made her K-drama debut and actually remember it. She debuted on Miss Korea (just an amazing and woefully underrated drama) as one of the Miss Seoul contestants. She won but was disqualified for lying about her status, she actually have birth before and that is not allowed. Since then she’s always made an impression anytime I’ve seen her, the bitchy power hungry for herself princess in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo was nicely done and of course most recently she basically was in a tower of awesome by herself as the competent second female lead in Start-Up. She resonates with me the most as someone who does exactly what her role requires and thus she shines on her own, regardless of whether the female lead is doing well or not. In her current drama My Roommate is a Gumiho she’s just so spot on as the self-absorbed but really innocently clueless gumiho turned human, she’s not in competition with Hyeri’s character so the two just deliver wonderful comedy and chemistry in their own capacity. I foresee Kang Han Na will get her main lead elevation soon, and if done right her career can take on the Shin Hye Sun trajectory.

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A Warm and Happy Ending Bids Fond Farewell to the Plucky Characters in Episode 16 of Tech Romance Drama Start-Up

Those who have only watched Start-Up will likely be shocked to hear that screenwriter Park Hye Ryung‘s previous dramas had serial killers, wrongful deaths, future dreams, and so much higher stakes. This was her sweetest drama to date, pared down … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Hosts the 2020 MAMA Awards in Seoul with Many K-acting Stars in Attendance

Aaaaahhhhh this feels nice, a sense of normalcy and nostalgia for how big this awards got in recent years and perhaps a nice slimming down to focus on just the core competencies. The 2020 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) went … Continue reading

Start-Up Ratings Remain Steady in Episode 2 as Story Smartly Lines Up All Four Leads with Compelling Connections

Some dramas star a fan’s favorite star and the lengths by which I hear devotees try to rationalize the bad writing, lackluster directing, and even bland acting doesn’t make it actually any good. tvN‘s latest Sat-Sun drama Start-Up is the … Continue reading

Kim Sun Ho and Younger Counterpart Nam Da Reum Steal the Show in Excellent and Tear Inducing First Episode of Start-Up

She’s back!!! Screenwriter Park Hye Ryun I mean and she’s firing on all cylinders and arguably better than ever with her new tvN drama Start-Up. I watched episode 1 and immediately beelined to write about it. Well, after I stopped … Continue reading