I’m really, really looking forward to Hong Gil Dong. More than any other series in recent memory. If it sucks, I think I will cry. Or break something. (Or exaggerate.)
As Hong Gil Dong premieres on the same day (next week) with Bulhandang (Robbers), both shows have just held their obligatory pre-premiere press conferences.
The ratings battle begins next week (although doesn’t one just SEEM so much more fun just based on the pics? Or is that just my bias showing?). Check out the loads of pics below the cut.
SONG OF THE DAY
Lena Park – “달아요” (dal-a-yo). Lena Park is fairly underrated. (Also known by her Korean name, Park Jung Hyun.) She’s been around for years, and although her stuff is generally listed as R&B (R&B in the way that As One can be called R&B), she does a bit of genre-hopping. This song is jazzier and mellow, while some of her other stuff is more ballad-y. There’s something different about her sound than the typical pop ballads, though; their dramatic melodies remind me of Broadway musicals in their theatricality. In any case, she might be a “pop singer” but she’s recognized for being a strong vocalist.
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Premiering on January 2 on MBC…
And over on SBS…
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