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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Supernatural Fantasy K-drama Island Confirmed for December 2022 Airing on TVing with Cast of Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and Sung Joon

So I didn’t hear much about upcoming K-drama Island after the final casting confirmation earlier this year but it’s apparently been filming/filmed and now has a date and network. The drama will air on streaming platform TVing this December 2022. … Continue reading

Three Best Actor Winners Namgoong Min, Lee Jung Jae, and Kim Nam Gil All Get COVID-19 the Same Week Due to Busy Schedules with Awards, Festivals, and Premieres

If anyone says or thinks the pandemic is over I have a news story for you haha. It’s totally not over but the hysteria has died down to living with COVID-19 and this week three bigwigs in K-ent are getting … Continue reading

2022 Seoul International Drama Awards Announces Some K-ent Winners Including Kim Nam Gil, Jeon So Min, Kim Sun Ho, and Jisoo

The Seoul International Drama Awards felt so random when it launched as it combined both K-dramas and foreign television shows from various countries. It’s settled into a routine but still feels like a popularity contest even more than other awards … Continue reading

K-netizens Most Discussed Dream Pairings of Actors and Actresses That Still Haven’t Worked Together Yet on a Drama or Movie

So the order of the GIFs and pictures are in the ranking of how frequently K-netizens discuss wanting these two to work together. I can’t disagree with most dream pairings especially when the perfectly curated GIF delivers all the feels … Continue reading

SBS Criminal Profiler Drama Through the Darkness with Kim Nam Gil Ends Averaging 7.2% Ratings with Rave Reviews from Critics and Audiences

This weekend saw the conclusion of the short but to the heart SBS 12-episode criminal investigative drama Through the Darkness (Those Who Read Hearts of Evil). This was one of the dramas that got its airing bisected by the Winter … Continue reading

Viewers Frustrated with SBS Scheduling Decision to Preempt Kim Nam Gil Weekend Drama Through the Darkness for 3 Weeks to Air Winter Olympics

K-actor Kim Nam Gil definitely owes SBS for giving him his first major male lead role in Bad Guy after he broke out with MBC drama Queen Seondeok. But the network bungled BG a bit by preempting it multiple times … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil Grows Out His Hair and Expands His Ability to Criminal Profiling in First Posters and Stills for SBS Fri-Sat Drama Through the Darkness

I’m glad this drama is starting after the new year in 2022 because it definitely seems too dark and serious for a Christmas holiday start. With that said, SBS is likely looking forward to the arrival of police procedural Through … Continue reading

Movie Stills for Emergency Declaration Impress with Star-studded Cast of Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Nam Gil, and Im Shi Wan

The first stills are out for upcoming high profile big budget air disaster movie Emergency Declaration and it’s just a collection of huge stars which is nothing wrong to enjoy the assemblage. The movie premiered last month at Cannes Film … Continue reading

Netflix Preps for $25 Million USD 2022 Big Budget Period Drama Thief: Sound of the Sword with Kim Nam Gil, Lee Yoo Young, and Yoo Jae Myung

It looks like 2022 will be a huge year for Kim Nam Gil, with three dramas on the ready airing in different channels and platforms. He’s got tvN fantasy drama Island, SBS criminal profiler drama Those Who Reads Heart of … Continue reading