November 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Jung Jae-young

Another birthday post has past. I don't have a lot of pictures this time (despite him doing a drama, and two movies), but since Jung Jae-young's new movie You Call It Passion (with Park Bo-young, Bae Sung-woo, Oh Dal-soo) is about to hit theaters, I'll devote a lot of this post to promoting his new movie!

November 10, 2015

Sohn Hyun-joo Free Hug Event

I was in Korea visiting for the first time and during my last week there, Sohn Hyun-joo was holding a free hug event because of his movie The Phone. In most circumstances, I probably wouldn't have went, but I absolutely adore Sohn Hyun-joo (I consider him the best television actor in Korea) and such a chance will probably never occur in my lifetime. I was originally going to do a review for The Phone and add this bit in, but I don't know if a review will ever come into existence. Anyways, here are some (awful) shots of Sohn Hyun-joo from the event!

And if you were wondering... yes, I did get a hug, and it was amazing.

September 5, 2015

Bye bye, Midnight Diner

Midnight Diner starring Kim Seung-woo has ended. It was a quaint show with its ups and downs, and so far it's been my favorite kdrama of 2015 (sorry Jung Jae-young). Though I usually don't like episodic dramas, the short run-time of each episode probably helped. Also, Kim Seung-woo and his narrations were spot-on. I never noticed how nice his voice sounds.

Bye-bye Midnight Diner!

July 17, 2015

Assembly: Episode 1 Screencaps

I've taken a bunch of screencaps (of mostly Jung Jae-young) and posted them below the jump. This is not a formal recap.

June 13, 2015

Jung Jae-young's First Drama

Jung Jae-young has agreed to be in the upcoming drama, Assembly, written by Jung Hyun-min. His co-star is Song Yoon-ah, and while I don't particularly like the thought of Jung Jae-young in a drama, the concept of the show and the writer make me hopeful.

Jung Jae-young is one of my favorite actors, so it may seem strange that I'm not too excited. Let me explain:
Jung's recent movies haven't done well financially, and unfortunately, a lot of top actors who do film, generally cross over into dramas because their movies failed. Second, most film actors who turn to dramas don't always do well (example, Hwang Jung-min- he's always awesome but his dramas flopped). Lastly, dramas in general lately have been bad... I just hope that Jung is doing the drama because the script, etc. were so enticing. I'll try to stay optimistic.

This point probably just pertains to me, but Park Hee-soon's recent foray into dramas have been bland and unsuccessful (I have reviews in the works) so I'm not optimistic about any of my favorites doing dramas as of late (I still feel trepidation towards Park Sung-woong's upcoming drama Hidden Identity). Hopefully, they'll all do great movies in the near future, but in the meantime, I'll be grateful for what I get.

March 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Park Yong-woo


I really hope Park Yong-woo has a new project on the way. His most recent movie Late Spring was awesome, and his two-episode drama was good (could have been better but satisfying). Anyways, pictures after the jump, and this time, there actually are some! Warning, Park Yong-woo is ADORABLE (as always).

March 12, 2015

The Deal

It's been almost a year since I first posted about this movie and its casting which premiered in Korea March 12. The official English title was released, and the movie is called The Deal. I prefer "Murder Request" which I saw floating around for a while, but they chose what they chose. Though it looks like the reviews are on the negative side, I'll just readjust my expectations accordingly because how could I not watch this movie when it has such a line-up.

Quick rehash of the plot:
Tae-soo (Kim Sang-kyung) is a veteran police officer who catches a hit-and-run suspect who turns out to be a serial killer, Kang-chun (Park Sung-woong). Unfortunately, the last victim was Tae-soo's younger sister Soo-kyung (Yoon Seung-ah) who is married to Seung-hyun (Kim Sung-kyun) and was pregnant with their first child. Wrought with grief, Seung-hyun disappears.
Three years later, Tae-soo figures out that someone is after Kang-chun who is in prison, and being unable to kill or protect his sister's murderer, Tae-soo is confronted by the sudden appearance of Seung-hyun.