Posts Tagged ‘Brilliant Legacy’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try to be objective in a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Good, The Bad, The Middling [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 28, 2009 | 147 Comments
(I’m very pleased to introduce guest review #2, which comes to you courtesy of thunderbolt. Tune back in tomorrow for more! —javabeans) Have you watched The Good, The Bad, The Weird? If you haven’t and the movie is available for rent in a store near you, pick it up and invite a few friends over.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
How was 2009 for you?
by | December 6, 2009 | 410 Comments
With the year coming to an end, that means it’s time to take stock of the past twelve months (well, eleven really) in kdramas. The broadcast stations will be holding their awards ceremonies at the end of the month, and I’m working on my wrap-up of 2009′s offerings — as are some very talented (and... More »


Celebrity News
Moon Chae-won promises more smiles in My Fair Lady
by | August 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
I know it seems like most of the attention for My Fair Lady is squarely focused on the three main leads, leaving out fourth wheel Moon Chae-won, but she’s not really being overlooked in the greater scheme of things. (I do think her presence in the story is markedly less important than the other three,... More »


Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 1)
by | August 15, 2009 | 43 Comments
The last (and first) drinking interview I posted was with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1 and Part 2). Here’s a new one featuring Han Hyo-joo, recent star of SBS’s hit weekend show Brilliant Legacy. Like Kang Ji-hwan’s, this one is also divided into two parts (Part 2 will be up soon!).   “I haven’t had any... More »


Drama Casting & News
Brilliant Legacy gets extended
by | June 3, 2009 | 59 Comments
A drama that performs well right out of the gate is a drama the broadcast station wants to hold on to, so it’s no surprise that SBS’s Brilliant Legacy has confirmed a two-episode extension. Currently halfway through its run, the series is closing in on 30% ratings. Furthermore, a source from the production team said... More »


Celebrity News
Idol stars struggle with acting debuts
by | June 1, 2009 | 55 Comments
Yoon-ah, Park Su-jin The following article looks at pop singers who make the jump to acting and kind of falls into the “No duh” category with its statement of the obvious. But I think the topic is interesting, even if the article is overly simplistic. (It could have been a more persuasive piece if it... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin brightens up Brilliant Legacy
by | May 30, 2009 | 72 Comments
SBS’s weekend drama Brilliant Legacy continues to perform well. No, I’m still not following it — I just don’t think it’s for me — but by all accounts it’s zipping along nicely. The leads are the fresh-faced and cute Lee Seung-gi and Han Hyo-joo; but although he’s not the lead character, actor Bae Soo-bin is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Brilliant Legacy leads the weekend pack
by | May 24, 2009 | 70 Comments
Moon Chae-won, Bae Soo-bin, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Seung-gi SBS’s Saturday-Sunday drama Brilliant Legacy [찬란한 유산, aka Shining Inheritance] is pulling in the highest ratings among the weekend dramas, with yesterday’s episode recording a 26.8%. It airs against KBS’s historical series Iron Empress (13.3%) and MBC’s Strike Love (4.1%, ouch). Meanwhile, at an earlier hour (weekends... More »