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Quick Thoughts on Argon

With only a week left, I wanted to share some quick thoughts about this show. I loved the first two episodes which set the tone and had a solid arc (a quick recap is in the works, but we'll see if it ever sees the light of day). The acting is great, and the characters are endearing to various degrees. Argon is (relatively) episodic with one major arc in each episode. Sometimes those arcs are about a news report, and if not, they usually center around a theme. As a result, certain episodes are more engaging than others, but overall, the quality is consistently good.

As a whole, Argon almost feels like vignettes, highlighting the lives and struggles of its characters, and as a result, the audience sees snapshots of their lives. By starting the show at the crew's fall from grace, there's already an established history and relationships between the members of Argon as they've experienced success and defeat together as a team. In a sense, the audience enters Argon with Lee…

Looking forward to Argon

What else can I say? Park Won-sang plays a major role in the drama, and you have me hook, line, and sinker.

Side note, I watched the entire press conference the show held recently, and I actually liked Director Lee Yoon-jung. I only knew her as the Coffee Prince director and then more recently as the Cheese in the Trap director who got into quite a mess. I must admit that I haven't heard very nice things about her as of late, but she seemed so personable and cheery during the press conference that I couldn't help but warm up to her a bit.

Anyways, Park Won-sang only had wonderful things to say about the show--don't they always?--so I'll trust his decision. Also, even if the show turns out to be terrible, I know for certain that Park will be amazing. Besides, the leads are Kim Joo-hyuk and Chun Woo-hee, and that's enough pull for me to check out a first episode even if Park Won-sang wasn't attached.

It's been a while since I've been excited for a show, …

5 Things Ruler-Master of the Mask Needs

1. More of Woo Bo's funny drunk face.

2. Serious scenes of Moo-ha. (Didn't know he had it in him!)

3. Mae-chang's backstory.

4. A change in the female lead. (If they don't give Ga-eun something to do, Hwa-goon should be the female lead.)


5. Remember the crock? Apparently the writers don't, either. Seriously, it's been five years and counting, let's see it already!

First Impressions: Man to Man

As touted during its promotional stage, Man to Man is an action comedy, and for all intents and purposes, it's pretty good. The first episode had a lot of setup as the audience is introduced to the major players, and episode two starts to showcase the interactions between the main characters. Storywise, there's your occasional contrivance and disregard of physics which can be bothersome, but this is one of those shows where you really shouldn't try to analyze and question every detail. If you just sit back and relax, it's a breezy watch.

Park Hae-jin as Kim Sul-woo, Undercover Bodyguard
I'm relatively indifferent towards Park Hae-jin. I remember him first from Famous Chil Princesses, and haven't really developed any opinions about him. I'm sure his fans will enjoy him in this role since he's portrayed as a super suave and charismatic person. He plays the role with a good balance of confidence and aloofness, and there aren't any complaints from me.

Ki…

Park Sung-woong cast in Bad Guys 2

Apparently, Park Sung-woong has been cast in Bad Guys 2 which is planning for an October release date on OCN. The source says that he's playing a homicide detective who's an ex-boxer. He doesn't care about promotions or justice, but rather, risks his life for money because of a past event.

If this is true... I suddenly got flashbacks ofHidden Identity which was just a waste of potential. Also, there hasn't been any other substantial names attached or dates given about the drama, so it is possible that Park Sung-woong might not join in the end. Well, the only good news is that the original was good and OCN tends to be better at police and noir-ish dramas than TVN. But after Signal, that might not be the case anymore. For Park Sung-woong's sake, I do hope the second season will be decent.

Via Sports Donga

Happy Birthday Park Yong-woo

Last year, Park Yong-woo did a stage play which is great to hear. However, I'd love to see him in more projects since he's been quiet for a while now. Hopefully it's by choice and not because he's not getting offers... Anyways, happy birthday Park Yong-woo!

Actor Spotlight: Park Won-sang (박원상)

Park Won-sang (박원상) is mainly a supporting actor who has continuously built his resume. He's been in eighteen dramas (including short ones), and over fifty movies (and he continuously does project after project). This doesn't even include all his stage credits which he constantly does, as well. Thus, if you've been watching Korean dramas and movies for a while, it's nearly impossible to not have seen him somewhere. Granted, you might not remember seeing him, but that's fine-I didn't either until recently.

Due to my newfound love for the actor, I went back and watched (in many cases, re-watched) a ton of his previous works. I thought I'd highlight a bit of his roles from his various projects and share some of the facts I learned from his interviews.


Basic Profile:

Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Height: 176cm
Weight: 72kg

Random Coincidence from Chief Kim Ep 11

Lately, the only drama I've been watching is Chief Kim which I'm enjoying more and more as the episodes go by (surprisingly!). However, this post doesn't really have to do anything with the show. Only partially.

Anyways, while I was watching episode 11, Sung-ryong (the main character) says a particular line that made me do a spit-take. In a scene where Ki-ok and his father are arguing, Sung-ryong just happens to enter and says (something along the lines of), "Are you filming a Donnie Yen action movie?"

To the majority of (if not all) people watching, this isn't a big deal. It's standard stuff Sung-ryong says to poke fun of situations. However, I've recently been completely taken with Donnie Yen, which is probably part of the reason why I haven't been watching a lot of dramas. Thus, when Sung-ryong said that, I felt like the kdrama-world was watching me! Kidding. Anyways, I just thought the coincidence was hilarious (the writers could have used th…

Happy (Belated) Birthday Park Hee-soon

Very late. I know. Anyways, happy belated birthday to Park Hee-soon! Glad he's doing a lot of movies recently which all sound exciting. Can't wait!

Photos after the jump (I know, there's actually photos this time!):

Happy Birthday Park Sung-woong

Park Sung-woong has been consistently busy, and currently he's starring in a musical (Bodyguard) and filming (or filmed) the pre-produced drama Man to Man. Here's hoping for a wonderful 2017, Happy Birthday Park Sung-woong!