PD Ahn Pan Seok’s Upcoming Heard it Through the Grapevine Drops First Interesting Teaser

Wahhhhh, I’m already salivating for Heard it Through the Grapevine and the drama doesn’t disappoint with the first intriguing teaser. Normally I get excited over the casting of a drama but this one has me roped in to watch PD Ahn Pan Seok‘s first prime time drama in seven years, not since the award-winning White Tower on MBC has he done a drama for the big three networks. His cable dramas since White Tower have all been met with critical raves and award-fodder for the leads lucky enough to be cast in A Wife’s Credentials, The End of the World, and Secret Love Affair.

Heard it Through the Grapevine veers away from the adultery theme in his recent dramas and is touted as a black comedy take on teen pregnancy set within an old-school image driven chaebol family. Starring Yoo Joon Sang, Yoo Ho Jung, Lee Joon, and Go Ah Sung, this drama is clearly cast for substance over style and I couldn’t be happier. Heard it Through the Grapevine takes over for Punch on SBS Mon-Tues and is slated for a 32-episode run. Punch is currently the ratings leader and clearly the audience is open to darker more serious dramas so Grapevine has a shot when it premieres on Feb 23rd. Continue reading

Part I and II of Allure Korea’s Peek Into Actresses Prepping for Year End Awards

The 2010 Year End Drama Awards for the major Korean networks were just a scant month ago, yet somewhere it feels like a year has passed. Allure Korea did a photospread on various actresses as they primped and prepared for … Continue reading