Nam Gyu Ri Cast in 2016 SBS Weekend Drama by Famed Screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun

Looks like every major Korean drama screenwriter is coming back with a drama in 2016, and who is more appropriate to cap off the wave than with news that K-drama writing legend Kim Soo Hyun is returning with an SBS weekend drama next Spring. Kim Soo Hyun has been writing dramas since the 1970s, delivering addicting Korean fare for longer than most current drama viewers have been alive. Her dramas in the last decade during the Hallyu era include My Husband’s Woman, Mom’s Dead Upset, Life is Beautiful, Thousand Days Promise, Childless Comfort, and most recently Thrice Married Woman (The Woman Who Married Three Times).

Thrice was a frustrating drama, not bad but difficult to watch, and garnered more early attention for Kim Soo Hyun wielding her power and nixing leading ladies Han Ga In, Song Ji Hyo, and Kim Sa Rang, before the role went to Lee Ji Ah per Kim Soo Hyun‘s approval. Kim Soo Hyun’s next drama already has one name confirmed so far – actress Nam Gyu Ri will be one of the female leads for Kim Soo Hyun and this will be a reunion as Nam Gyu Ri had a supporting role in Life is Beautiful. Nam Gyu Ri isn’t the best actress out there but 49 Days and Cruel City proves that with the right role she is capable of delivering enough to not ruin the production, but even more important is that she’s got Kim Soo Hyun’s approval which matters most in this case. Continue reading

Poll Time: Looking Forward to the Fall 2013 K-dramas

It’s pretty easy to figure out which K-dramas I’m interested in or excited about but there are lots more K-drama fishes in the pond then the ones I care to cover. For companies worldwide the fourth and final quarter of … Continue reading

Thrice Married Woman Can’t Finalize its Cast Because Writer Kim Soo Hyun Keeps Axing the Leads

This story warms my cockles because it proves that someone with talent and clout actually still cares about quality in Korean entertainment. Everyone’s likely heard now about the casting “problems” with the upcoming weekend drama Thrice Married Woman (She Gets … Continue reading