Male star battle 2016/03/07, Source,
There's going to be a battle between broadcasting stations ground-wave and cable. Actors are going to be responsible for the four dramas. Unfortunately, actresses have been pushed out of the Monday and Tuesday game,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Death and Taxes 2016/03/05,
Welcome back to weekly drama news with writer and community manager Orion. During this week I keep piling on the upcoming drama goodies and speak about my followed shows, both of which will be regular categories here. I also address the elephant in the room (no, not me, the other one) called "Cheese in the Trap", which you will be able to read more about in my review next week,...More
Do Ji-han confirmed for movie 'Musudan' 2015/07/04, Source,
Actor Do Ji-han has been confirmed for movie, 'Musudan'.
Do Ji-han will play Choi Cheol, a North Korean soldier who sneaks into the DMZ on the South Korean side in order to complete his mission. The character is a figure, who completes his mission silently and keeps his cool with everything he does,...More
[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Kang Ji-hwan 2014/05/31,
The energy and effort that an actor puts into their performances are things that show on-screen. No matter how good someone is, lack of effort will not use their talent the best it can be used. And hard work can make up for some flaws by elevating everything around them. When it comes to an energetic performance, Kang Ji-hwan is second to none.
Kang started his career from theater and musicals. This really has put its mark on his acting, which is lively and utilizes his entire body. Kang throws himself into his performances. This makes him ideal for a number of things and especially physical action and comedy. In works like 'My Girlfriend is an Agent' and "Rough Cut", this is something which shows a lot. From slapstick comedy to taking a good punch, this energy really works for roles that are very much about being fully involved,...More
[HanCinema's Year in Review] Orion's Best Of Dramas 2013 2014/01/11,
Given the limited genres in Korean drama, it is very difficult to find series when one does not like the most beloved ones among them. I am not a fan of sageuk or melodrama and dailies are not a format I want to invest in, given I do not usually like the premises and do not consider Korean drama a medium worth investing quite so much of my time in. So among rom-com, action/suspense and other mixed genres, there was really not much I personally enjoyed this year. However, the few that I did enjoy were not within the usual rom-com fluff genre I prefer to melodrama and sageuk, which means I got some much missed diversity,...More
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