Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 4
by | June 7, 2012 | 173 Comments
One major connection is made, and another thwarted. One hero laments what he’s done to his family for his country, while the other laments what he’s done to his countrymen for his family. It’s such a gripping, heartbreaking irony at the center of it all.... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 3
by | June 6, 2012 | 73 Comments
This one’s a nail-biter. I don’t know if my heart can take all this excitement. Gaksital is turning to be a dense, rich story, which is a lot of fun to unravel and delve into. Recapping actually enhances the experience on this one, because there are SO MANY characters and relationships that I don’t think... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 2
by | May 31, 2012 | 159 Comments
LOVE. This show’s got the goods, and then some—badass action, gripping intrigue, dark and layered characterization, and a style straight out of my favorite era of Hollywood cinema. It’s Bogart-meets-Batman, set in the political wasps’ nest of the occupation era. Be still my heart.... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital (Bridal Mask): Episode 1
by | May 30, 2012 | 167 Comments
Oh, HELL yeah. Gaksital (aka Bridal Mask) hinted at action, intrigue, excitement, and thrills. Right off the bat, the drama delivers—but even more than the slick fight scenes or the gorgeous cinematography, the show manages to imbue the story with heart right away. Not an easy feat to get you invested and caring, heart pinching... More »

Drama Casting & News
A detailed look at the main characters of Bridal Mask
by | May 16, 2012 | 113 Comments
One of Bridal Mask’s (aka Gaksital) biggest selling points—for me, at least—is that it’s set in an interesting time period full of dramatic historical events that isn’t (1) done to death in drama after drama, and (2) features a rich tableau of conflict and character complexity. Oh, and (3) it’s rocking some snazzy fashions. Take,... More »

Drama Casting & News
And now, for a look at Bridal Mask’s other leads
by | May 3, 2012 | 30 Comments
We finally get a look at some of the other cast members of KBS’s upcoming Bridal Mask—not that we mind seeing lots of Joo-won, mind—starting with second lead Park Ki-woong, pictured here at the recent poster shoot. The drama is set in the 1930s amid the independence movement against Japanese colonial rule, which makes Park’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bridal Mask resumes shoots, releases stills
by | April 30, 2012 | 34 Comments
Although all filming halted on period action drama Bridal Mask (Gaksital) after a recent tragic bus crash that killed one extra and sent dozens of others to the hospital, shooting did resume on the KBS series last week, and here are the latest stills from the production. They feature Joo-won in the lead role of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bus crash on set of Bridal Mask results in fatality
by | April 17, 2012 | 67 Comments
Holy crap, holy crap. The production of upcoming period drama Bridal Mask has just had a huge accident; a bus crash has killed one actor and seriously injured 30 others. The accident occurred in the early-morning hours of April 18, at approximately 5:30 am, involving the broadcast station bus that was heading to the filming... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won tweets from set of Bridal Mask
by | April 6, 2012 | 60 Comments
It’s not a lot, but I’ll take it: Here’s our first glimpse of the upcoming period drama Bridal Mask, or Gaksital, which features rising star Joo-won (Ojakkyo Brothers, Baker King Kim Tak-gu) in the lead role. He’s also the source of this photo, uploaded to his Twitter account with the caption, “While filming Bride Mask.”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo Won gets his leading lady in Bridal Mask
by | February 4, 2012 | 37 Comments
Now that we have our hero Joo Won and our villain Park Ki-woong, upcoming sageuk action blockbuster Bridal Mask (Gaksital) is moving on to its leading lady: rookie actress Jin Sae-yeon, who is currently headlining the daily drama My Daughter Flower. You might also recognize her from smaller roles in The Duo or It’s Okay... More »