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

Lee Seung Gi, Lee Da Hee, and Sung Si Kyung Host the 2022 Golden Disc Awards with Many Acting Stars in Attendance as Singer-Actress IU Wins Best Song

This Saturday was the 2022 Golden Disc Awards in South Korea, after the spate of year end drama awards it’s a nice change to see the music side fete the notable achievements of 2021. Since I write about dramas and … 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

Kim Hye Ja and Jung Woo Sung Take Home the Drama and Movie Daesangs at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Award

The 2019 Baeksang Arts Award was actually good for once, the winners moreso than the fashion which remains an uninspiring and safe sea of black and white gowns. Veteran queen Kim Hye Ja deservingly took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) … Continue reading

jTBC Drama The Beauty Inside Wraps with Decent Acting and Disengaged Narrative

This week concluded the airing of jTBC Mon-Tues drama The Beauty Inside, an adaptation of the movie of the same name but with a gender switch and also tweaked body morphing logic. Female lead Seo Hyun Jin changes once a … Continue reading