[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Star Next Door" 2017/09/30,
So-eun (played by Jin Ji-hee) is a normal teenage girl who does normal teenage girl things like gossip with her friends about handsome celebrity Ji-hoon (played by Seulong). Lately, their main source of resentment is middle-aged celebrity Hye-mi (played by Han Chae-young) who has taken Ji-hoon off the market in spite of the fact that she's obviously too old for him. The twist? Apparently Hye-mi is So-eun's mother,...More
[Funcurve Review] "Mrs. Cop 2" 2016/07/23,
Coming off of the popularity of the original "Mrs. Cop", "Mrs. Cop 2" quickly brings back the thrilling story of yet another ahjumma cop, this time, one with FBI training. Our heroine Go Yoon-jeong (Kim Sung-ryung) returns to South Korea from the U.S. and is asked to fill in the spot left behind by our original squad chief Choi Yeong-jin (Kim Hee-ae), who is taking a break from police work,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Horror Stories 3" 2016/06/18,
Am ominous opening titles informs us that in the distant future, the world is in ruins. Cut to a space elevator, which quickly escapes the planetary surface, arriving in celestial orbit with a terrifying and beautiful view of what lies beneath. This the cinematic power of the mere framing device of "Horror Stories"- The Girl from Mars. Director Min Gyoo-dong takes the throwaway portion of an anthology and turns it into something genuinely otherworldly and creepy. And the individual stories are just as good,...More
Choi Wooshik, "I enjoyed the intimacy with Seulong" 2015/04/08, Source, "Hogu's Love" dealt with sensitive matters in society such as single mothers, homosexuality and rape. Choi Wooshik even worried about the scenario in which Do Do-hee (played by UEE) gets raped and has a baby.
"I wondered how the viewers would take it in. The writer and producer also worried a lot about this part. It was shocking for me too. I was also worried about how Ho-goo would accept this truth about Do-hee",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 16 Final 2015/03/31,
It should come as little surprise that for the final episode "Hogu's Love" goes for the obnoxious sitcom antics that have characterized the bulk of the drama's run rather than the emotional heart that's been far more lacking lately. The first segment of the episode is devoted to the immensely creepy plan by Hogu and friends to get him back together with Do-hee. Seriously? It's supposed to be reassuring that they deliberately trick Do-hee into thinking she's a homewrecker?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 15 2015/03/30,
The obnoxious narrative dip into melodrama "Hogu's Love" has taken over the last several episodes is justified here by...another narrative dip into melodrama that's supposed to explain Do-hee's motivation, but really just served to remind me how she's a complete cipher. For a character to behave irrationally isn't necessarily bad- there's irrational people in real life too. But these problems exist on a basic scriptwriting level too, and mainly just emphasize the way this story is deliberately designed to serve a certain point. That point being that rape babies are a gift from god,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 14 2015/03/24,
The episode opens up with two important clarifications to two relatively important tertiary characters. While it's nice for matters to be made transparent, I can't help but continue to feel irritated that almost all of the energy in "Hogu's Love" is dedicated to having characters explain things to each other. This is especially true given that the big plot twist this time isn't even that relevant. We could have learned the true circumstances of Do-hee's pregnancy several episodes ago, and it would have changed absolutely nothing save that there would have been more time to actually build up the romance that's threatened by the cliffhanger,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 13 2015/03/23,
Apparently Do-hee has always had a problem with refusing to clarify misunderstandings for no good reason. While this is still a terribly annoying character trait, "Hogu's Love" does get credit here for finally treating it as a bad thing. The emotional climax of this episode features Hogu giving Do-hee a serious piece of his mind. And while Hogu does inevitably feel bad for being such a jerk, Do-hee really did need the wake-up call. Saying "you didn't ask" isn't an acceptable justification when Do-hee responds to most questions with either misleading obfuscations or indignant bullying (usually it's both),...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 12 2015/03/17,
The mystery behind the parentage of Do-hee's baby is mostly unveiled, and with that the narrative function of her character can now be easily identified. Do-hee is a melodrama protagonist. She's a basically good person who has run into some outrageous misfortunes. Do-hee is trying to do the right thing even if her self-confidence is trying. It would appear that all of the scenes we've seen so far of Do-hee's emotional vulnerability were not the woman acknowledging her own flaws, but rather Do-hee just being too hard on herself in the face of emotional crises,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 11 2015/03/16,
The opening of this episode is in a completely serious mode. Hogu has figured out how Do-hee located the adoptive parents, and promptly calls her out for believing in an obvious scam. It's a fairly strong scene. Do-hee's forced to come to terms with her own hopelessly wishful thinking, and Hogu is attacked for having such a high emotional stake in a situation that really doesn't concern him. Then, in a scene so short you'll miss it by blinking, they get the baby back,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 10 2015/03/10,
Now that Kang-cheol has been all but definitively cleared in terms of not being the baby's father, I'm increasingly unsure what purpose he's actually supposed to be serving in the story. Most of this episode is just comedic hijinx at Kang-cheol's obvious expense. If he was the father I could call this just desserts. As stands, though, "Hogu's Love" is just acting kind of mean. Contrary to what was implied earlier on it looks like Kang-cheol is only involved with this case at all because he, too, has an unresolved emotional attachment to the baby's real father,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 9 2015/03/09,
I've gone from loving this drama to hating it to now just being kind of continually perplexed. And this is pretty much entirely because of Do-hee. I keep wondering what exactly she would have done if Hogu hadn't bullied his way into helping her. Do-hee acts, in several scenes quite explicitly, like other people should just help her for no apparent reason. Her apologies especially come off as rather hollow, mainly because Do-hee has to struggle to even remember she's supposed to apologize in the first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 8 2015/03/03,
This time "Hogu's Love" tries to hit the middle ground between the absurdity of last episode and the profundity of the drama's opening sets. The effect is somewhat mixed, mostly because this episode is filler. One character learns an essential part of the story background- and that's really about it. Do-hee has a huge emotional epiphany at the end, but it's not completely clear why,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 7 2015/03/02,
My last review for "Hogu's Love" was a bit harsh. It's not that I think my opinion was wrong so much as my expectations were probably unfair. First and foremost, "Hogu's Love" is a comedy. While the drama does have its moments of emotional tenderness those aren't the main selling point. As if to provide a pointed reminder of this fact, the entire first half of this episode is just Kang-cheol in apparently irrelevant flashback mode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 6 2015/02/24,
The good news is that we find out Do-hee's motivation for keeping the baby. The bad news is that her motivation is horrifically naive and idealistic magical thinking. The worst news is that "Hogu's Love" is expecting us to think that Do-hee has somehow made a noble choice. Do-hee opens up about her reasons to the one character most likely to call her out on being selfish and short-sighted- and he fails to do so. To the contrary, this man agrees to help Do-hee when only a few scenes prior he'd been wailing in agony because Do-hee really, truly has managed to make a huge mess of everything for more people than she could possibly know,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 5 2015/02/23,
As per the format we've seen thus far, Hogu starts out all happy-go-lucky, elated by recent events, until the reality of Do-hee brings him down a peg. Up until now I haven't minded Do-hee's unlikability so much because it seemed like we were going to get some character growth. But...I have to admit that after this episode, I have my doubts. In the first place it's a bit annoying that the big insult ends up being both unintentional and illogical. I eat those snacks all the time, and they cool down pretty fast,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 4 2015/02/17,
To date, the obvious explanation for Do-hee's reckless decision to bring a child into the world is that she just wanted a salve for her own loneliness. Hogu inadvertently discovers here that her motivation is actually quite different- and even more sad. Up until now I thought that Do-hee at least understood she was unhappy, but the poor woman hasn't even figured out that much. No wonder the episode ends with Hogu's pathetic sobbing,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 3 2015/02/16,
We open up with the exciting hook from the cliffhanger. Then it's straight to Hogu losing his marbles after a violent altercation at the squid shop. Very tantalizing, "Hogu's Love"- avoiding the interesting material to mess around in flashbacks (and flashbacks in flashbacks), just whetting viewer interest all the more for some actual exposition regarding the relationship between Hogu and Do-hee. Well, I can forgive that actually, for two reasons. In the first place, the framing device sets up a lot of funny jokes,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 2 2015/02/10,
There's not really much to explain about Do-hee. The woman has cruised through most of her life by using confidence and competence to intimidate people into following her orders. That's why she's so outrageously attractive to men. So it should come as little surprise that her ex-boyfriend Kang-cheol (played by Seulong) shares most of Do-hee's personality traits. That romance probably seemed like a much better idea before they realized a relationship can only have one dictator. And even that's one too many,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 1 2015/02/09,
Do-hee (played by UEE) is a professional swimmer in a real grumpy mood. We don't find out why she's in a grumpy mood until near the end of the episode, because amazingly, the advertising team behind "Hogu's Love" has managed to hide an essential part of the premise. In retrospect it actually manages to seem pretty obvious, but all the same, watch this episode ignorant if at all possible,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "26 Years" 2014/11/15,
Works that tackle grim history are never an easy thing to make. But when that history and its wounds are still fresh and the sociopolitical circumstances of the events the work is based on are not just something which had its closure, handling them becomes a very daring and very serious move. "26 Years" is a story based on a comic and on the true and bloody events of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising,...More
Lee Dong-wook grateful to fans for gift 2014/05/28, Source, Lee Dong-wook expressed his gratitude to those fans who brought him food to the drama set.
According to King Kong Entertainment, a food van was sent to the set of the MBC drama "Hotel King" at a resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwondo on the 29th. The atmosphere around the set was lively as everyone was able to enjoy various types of healthy food,...More
More Young Singers Migrate to Movies 2012/11/01, Source,
From top, Kim Dong-jun, Kim Jae-joong and Seulong
Idol singers no longer seem satisfied with merely appearing on stage and in TV dramas. Recently, more idol group members are getting involved in moviemaking, with Kim Dong-jun of boy band ZE:A currently receiving the most attention for his supporting role in "A Company Man", which was released on Oct. 11. Viewers have heaped praise on the 20-year-old for his movie debut, posting comments on local movie websites about how he was able to acquit himself well in both action scenes and those that require emotional depth. They say he deserved more on-screen time beyond that of a supporting role,...More
Classical concerts 2012/10/28, Source, Classical Concerts Maestro Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra Seoul Arts Center* Nov. 6-7 Maestro Valery Gergiev will lead the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra for two performances in Seoul. The first will feature Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 with pianist Son Yeol-eum; the second will showcase pianist Cho Seong-jin playing Brahms's Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 5. Tickets cost 70,000 to 270,000 won,...More
2AM Attracts 6,000 Japanese Fans 2012/04/24, Source,
The four-member group 2AM held an event to commemorate the release of their second single in Japan entitled "You wouldn't Answer My Calls" four times with around 6,000 fans at Stella Ball in Tokyo on April 22.
The tickets for the event were included in their album on which the faces of each member was printed, and the event with various programs received a favorable response,...More
Jinwoon reveals his home 2012/03/07, Source,
The home of 2AM's Jinwoon (Jeong Jin-woon) was exposed.
MBC "Radio Star" MCs asked Jeong Jin-woon if the rumors about his 331 square kilometer home in Cheongdam-dong, complete with a personal practice studio, were true,...More
Ahn So-hee and Seulong date fashion 2012/01/24, Source,
Idol fashionistas Ahn So-hee (20) and Seulong's (25) date fashion was black.
Every time they go on date they match their outfits. Black was perfect in order avoid the wandering eyes of people on the streets. It's not striking because of its dark color. At the same time, it gives a chic look,...More
Veteran Singer Establishes Celebrity Soccer Club 2011/03/28, Source, By: LB of Ani.me
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the older, veteran singers in South Korea and the younger singers who are still up and coming, singer Tae Jin Ah has established a brand new celebrity soccer club,...More
IU: "I Feel Both Amazed and Fear 'IU Syndrome'" 2010/12/30, Source, IU's new song entitled "Good Day" ranked atop the various music charts.
When high school student singer IU (real name Lee Ji Eun, 17), who has emerged as the "nation's little sister", sings the song "Good Day" on the stage, male fans cheer for her with deep masculine voices, chanting, "A great success of IU's 'Good Day'."
When she singsthe chorus with the lyrics "I really like you", they cheers become a roar. Many new buzzwords such as "IU Syndrome" and "IU Watch" have been coined on the internet, and the title song "Good Day", which is included in her new mini album entitled "REAL", bears another nickname of "three octave song" because of her excellent singing ability in high-pitched tones. Her song has ranked atop the various music charts, reflecting her huge popularity,...More
2AM performs final show of solo concert over the weekend 2010/12/27, Source,
Korean ballad group 2AM performs the final show of their solo concert "Saint o'clock" on December 26. [Big Hit Entertainment]
Korean ballad group 2AM held the final show of their first-ever solo concert over the weekend, attracting some 4,000 fans to their show.
The quartet kicked off their concert titled "Saint o'clock" with song "You Didn't Answer My Call" held at Korea University's Hwaseong Tiger Dome on December 26, followed by their other hits including "No More", "Cause You Say No", "To Love Again", "Confession of a Friend" and "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die",...More
2AM In The Top 20 The Most Often In 2010 2010/12/06, Source, One of the most representative music sites in Korea, Melon, took at a look at the past year to see which artists were included in the top 20 on their charts the most often. The verdict,...More
2AM album nabs No. 1 spot on Singapore music chart 2010/12/01, Source,
Korean idol group 2AM's first full-length album "Saint O'clock" has taken the No.1 spot on a weekly chart in Singapore for two weeks.
Big Hit Entertainment, 2AM's producer and promoter, announced in its press release on Wednesday that the album has been taking the lead on the weekly K-POP/J-POP chart of global record retailer HMV in Singapore from November 14 to 27, as well as the top spot on the same chart for major record store CD-RAMA,...More
2AM tops Bugs' year-end music chart 2010/11/26, Source,
Cover 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" [Big Hit Entertainment]
Korean ballad group 2AM has topped the year-end chart of an online music site with their song "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die".
According to online music site Bugs' "2010 Bugs Year-End Overall Top 100" chart released Wednesday, 2AM's ballad "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" placed in at No. 1 while six of their other songs ranked within the top 100 as well,...More
2AM album grabs No. 1 spot on Taiwan music chart 2010/11/24, Source,
Korean ballad group 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" has landed on the No. 1 spot on a music chart in Taiwan.
The website for the prestigious G-Music chart showed Wednesday that 2AM's latest album "Saint o'clock" topped its weekly K-J POP chart as of November 18, just a week after the album's release in the country on November 12,...More
2AM to launch singing career throughout Asia 2010/10/28, Source,
2AM [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Korean ballad group 2AM will officially launch their singing career in eight Asian countries next month, joining a line of K-pop artists who have branched out into the international music markets.
The news came yesterday during the group's showcase introducing their first full-length album "Saint o'clock" to local and foreign media at the AX-Korea hall in Seoul, when member Seulong spoke about the group's upcoming activities overseas,...More
Pop idols not enough for 'Acoustic' 2010/10/28, Source,
A scene from "Acoustic" starring Shin Se-kyung. The omnibus film inspired by Hongdae's indie music scene also features members of pop bands CNBLUE and 2AM. /Courtesy of Kino Eye DMC
By Lee Hyo-won
The last thing you want in a film celebrating the indie music spirit is something that feels manufactured, and this is unfortunately what can be said of the K-pop idol-fueled omnibus collection "Acoustic",...More
SHINee Jonghyun and Shin Se-kyung spotted dating 2010/10/27, Source,
Boy band SHINee member Jonghyun and actress Shin Se-kyung [10Asia]
Popular boy band SHINee member Jonghyun and actress Shin Se-kyung have been spotted dating by a local media outlet.
Local sports daily Sports Seoul on Wednesday carried a report revealing photographs of the two on a date on October 20 along with confirmations by their agencies that they have romantically involved for about a month now,...More
[PIFF] Interview - 2AM member Im Seulong 2010/10/12, Source,
Im Seulong [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
While members of boy band 2AM have slowly expanded on the realm of music they do, away from their group -- Jo Kwon sung a duet with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) on MBC's make-believe reality show "We Got Married" and Lee Changmin formed a project duo named Homme with 8eight's Lee Hyeon -- Im Seulong's choice was to take on acting which he "had high aspirations for since becoming a celebrity". And within time span of less than a year, he has quite quickly taken on three roles starting with MBC TV series "Personal Taste" where he plays Tae-hoon who clings onto the woman he has a crush on, then "Best Theatre - Lunch Box" an MBC Sunday drama series whose title is translates into 'lunchbox', and movie "Acoustic",...More
2AM to release first full-length album on Oct 26 2010/10/08, Source,
Korean boy band 2AM (from left to right): Jinwoon, Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin and Seulong [Official 2AM website]
Korean boy band 2AM will release their first full-length album this month, according to the official website of the boy's record producer and promoter Big Hit Entertainment on Friday.
Record producer Bang Si-hyuk (also known as Hitman Bang) posted a message on the website, revealing plans regarding 2AM's upcoming album release on October 26,...More
Seulong leaves for Japan today 2010/09/17, Source,
Korean boy band 2AM member Seulong [Official Seulong Twitter site]
Korean boy band 2AM member Seulong has revealed a picture of himself heading off to the airport on his Twitter account.
On Friday, the 23-year-old singer posted a photograph of himself sporting a black leather jacket, black t-shirt and black sunglasses, with a comment saying, "Going to Japan!",...More
K-pop idols to perform at summer concert next month 2010/07/30, Source,
Poster for "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" [Asia Bridge Contents]
A number of Korean idols are set to perform at a summer concert in August, according to the concert's promoter Asia Bridge Contents on Friday.
Asia Bridge Contents announced in a press release that K-pop groups 2AM, Brown Eyed Girls, BEAST, Kara and T-ara will take to the stage of the "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" to be held at the Olympic Park Stadium in Seoul on August 20,...More
miss A, 2AM to perform at 2PM concert next weekend 2010/07/22, Source,
K-pop girl band miss A [JYP Entertainment]
Korean pop groups 2AM and miss A will be performing as musical guests at labelmate 2PM's Seoul concert next weekend, according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Thursday.
"2AM and miss A gladly offered to be performing guests at 2PM's first concert despite their busy schedules", JYPE said in a press release. "Both groups are congratulating 2PM's significant first concert from the bottom of their hearts, and they will present the best opening performances for the audience",...More
MC Mong climbs to No. 1 with new single on Gaon chart 2010/07/08, Source,
Korean rapper MC Mong (left) and boy band Super Junior (right) [IS Entermedia Group/SM Entertainment]
Korean rapper MC Mong has climbed to the No. 1 spot on Gaon's singles chart with his latest song "Hurts Like Death" featuring female singer Mellow.
According to data released by Gaon on Thursday, he took the title of best-selling single during the week of June 27 to July 3, pushing three-week winner IU and Seulong down the chart,...More
IU and CNBLUE rocks televised music shows 2010/07/05, Source,
Korean singer IU and 2AM Seulong (right), CNBLUE (left) [LOEN Entertainment/FNC Music]
Duet IU and Seulong and rock band CNBLUE took the top spot on televised music programs over the weekend of the first week of July.
IU scored her second consecutive win on KBS' Friday music show "Music Bank" with "Nagging", a collaboration with 2AM member Seulong. This week however, IU performed the song with male solo artist Seo In-guk,...More
IU and Seulong remains victorious on Gaon's singles chart 2010/07/01, Source,
2AM member Seulong and singer IU [LOEN Entertainment]
Korean idols IU and 2AM's Seulong have claimed another victory on Gaon's singles chart with their latest collaboration "Nagging" for the third week of June.
According to data released by Gaon on Thursday, the singers celebrated their third win on the music chart during the week of June 20 to 26,...More
IU and Seulong takes No. 1 spot on Gaon's singles chart 2010/06/17, Source,
Cover of IU and Seulong's duet single "Nagging" [LOEN Entertainment]
Korean songstress IU and 2AM's Seulong took the No. 1 spot atop Gaon's singles chart with their duet single "Nagging" during the week of June 6 to 12.
According to data released by Gaon on Thursday, the two artists' song climbed up 11 slots to score its first win on the music chart, pushing down three-week winner the Wonder Girls,...More
IU and Seulong take crown on Mnet's singles chart 2010/06/15, Source,
2AM member Seulong and singer IU [LOEN Entertainment]
Korean songstress IU and 2AM's Seulong grabbed the crown on Mnet's singles chart with their duet single "Nagging" during the week of June 7 to 13.
According to data released by the cable music channel on Tuesday, the singers collected their first win on the chart with their duet song, knocking back previous week's winner Seo In-young,...More
[FOCUS] Wednesday/Thursday drama rivalry - Part 2 2010/04/19, Source, 6. Work and Love, Love and Work: The story for all three stories are set at the workplace
"Prosecutor Princess": It is impossible to perfectly reenact the process of investigation that prosecutors carry out unless the program is a reality documentary. However, "Prosecutor Princess" adds an abundance of detail into depicting the daily life of a civil servant. The show has received reviews that even regular office workers can relate to the portrayal of the job description of a rookie prosecutor. "Princess" could become a good example of an office drama if it lays out the process of investigations with common sense.
"Personal Taste": One can't really say it is specialized. The drama does not explain through what process a house is designed, how to trim the different kinds of wood in order to make furniture, or what the necessary preparations are in carrying out a bidding. The scenes where Park Gae-in takes part in a furniture exhibition and has Jun Jin-ho cut the acrylic from a blind in order to avoid an emergency situation adds onto the sense of reality in telling the difficulties one struggles as an employee.
"Cinderella's Sister": Everyone gathers together at the makgeolli brewery called "Daesungdoga". However, this Goo Dae-sung's world of abundance and is one of the things that Song Gang-sook wants, but it does not display any characteristics as a work place. One might forget that it is a brewery, if it did not show the scene of Goo Hyo-seon (played by Seo Woo) drinking the residue left after rice liquor is drained before going to school. As a whole, the story of the self righteous self-made owner, the femme fatale-like new lady of the house, and the naive yet talkative workers and large family all seem like trite set-ups,...More
Son Ye-jin says relieved Lee Min-ho "not young-looking" (1) 2010/03/26, Source, For Son Ye-jin, it is a drama where she will play the most comical character since her debut. For Lee Min-ho, it is a drama he chose after long consideration for his comeback role since KBS TV series "Boys over Flowers". For Kim Ji-suk, it is the last drama he will take on before entering the Korean military. For Wang Ji-hye, it is her first step toward creating a new image and for Im Seulong, it is his debut as an adult actor. Will the MBC series [tentatively titled] "Personal Taste" be remembered as a special drama that fulfills the taste of the public, just as it is turning into a special drama for the actors, each for his personal reasons? Below are excerpts from the Q&A session at the press conference for "Personal Taste".
Korean actress Son Ye-jin [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Q: How did you choose to do "Personal Taste"? Son Ye-jin (Son): Up till now, I have played characters that were older than my actual age. I don't really look old, but I had come to choose older parts because I was trying to show my serious, deep side. The film "White Night" was very hard on me psychologically and physically, so I wanted to do a fresh, young drama befitting my age for my next work. So it wasn't hard to choose "Personal Taste",...More
Son Ye-jin says relieved Lee Min-ho "not young-looking" (2) 2010/03/26, Source,
Actor Lee Min-ho and actress Son Ye-jin pose at the press conference for their upcoming MBC TV series tentatively titled "Personal Preference" in English, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on March 25, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]Q: If you were to compare your character [in "Personal Taste"] with Wang-son from "The Slave Hunters"? Kim Ji-suk (Kim): First of all, the two are different genres and the two are different characters. If Wang-son was the youngest character who was comic and provided fun to the drama, Chang-ryeol is a main character who has to lead the story. And he is also different from Wang-son in terms of appearance, so people might feel like they are seeing a little of Wang-son in the character, I expect viewers to quickly fall in love with Han Chang-ryeol. Han Chang-ryoel is the most luxurious character that I have ever played. What is crafty about a person's mind is that, when I was working on "The Slave Hunters", I wanted to do a modern drama. But now, with so many things to worry about including my appearance, I've come to think that dramas are all the same,...More
2AM member Seulong to make acting debut 2010/03/02, Source,
2AM member Lim Seulong [Asia Economic Daily]
K-pop 2AM member Seulong will be making his acting debut in a new MBC drama starring actors Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ho, according to MBC on Tuesday.
Seulong will join the cast of the Wednesday and Thursday series to play the role of Kim Tae-hoon, the college junior of Lee's character Jin-ho, in the series tentatively titled "Personal Taste" in English.
"We chose Seulong for the role because of the bright and cheerful image he portrays on different variety shows -- exactly the kind of character Tae-hoon is. Even though this will be his first time acting, we know he will be a perfect fit for it", MBC explained.,...More
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