Posts Tagged ‘Gong Hyo-jin’

Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 4
by | May 23, 2015 | 202 Comments
The lovelines really get going today, but this show has them going in every direction—and curiously, the more it becomes uncertain which way they’re meant to go, the more I’m invested in all of them. Or maybe that’s not curious and we a little mystery is sometimes just what we want, rather than knowing from... More »


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The Producers: Episode 3
by | May 22, 2015 | 124 Comments
The Producers continues to be one giant meta joke on showbiz, with more cameos that can be counted and mile-a-minute jokes about everything from casting to executives to getting a show off the ground by pure dumb luck. The mockumentary framing device remains but is scaled back a bit (there’s been talk in the press... More »


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The Producers: Episode 2
by | May 16, 2015 | 212 Comments
Oh man, I love this show. The deadpan humor is so on the money, and it makes me appreciate this writer in a totally different way than I did during You From Another Star. It’s the complete opposite drama in every way—wry, cynical, so realistic it makes my insides cringe—but even though the embarrassment is... More »


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The Producers: Episode 1
by | May 15, 2015 | 144 Comments
The veil finally lifts on KBS’s hyped experimental-format variety-drama The Producers, and I’m happy to report that it’s great. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to its hype (since there was ever so much of it), but the show delivers, and I’m pleased. One of the show’s big selling points was the incorporation of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Smiles and scowls at press conference for The Producers
by | May 11, 2015 | 68 Comments
May 11 was press conference day for KBS’s The Producers, the “100% real variety drama” starring star actors playing variety producer-directors (and one starlet) in a show that’ll be both a workplace drama and an extravaganza of meta nods to the world it depicts. Unlike most dramaland shows about showbiz that invent a fictional world... More »


Drama Casting & News
Producer’s playful partner-go-round posters
by | April 29, 2015 | 62 Comments
I’m kinda promo-ed out with Producer, even though I really am looking forward to the show. Mostly I just want it to hurry up and air already, so that we find out just what exactly this “real variety drama” looks like. I suspect it looks a lot like a regular drama that just happens to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Petty jealousy revs up on Producer’s morning commute
by | April 20, 2015 | 95 Comments
I thought they’d be playing up Cha Tae-hyun’s 1 Night 2 Days connection in the first teaser for KBS’s new showbiz drama Producer, but I like this light and fun conceptual teaser a lot — it doesn’t show any scenes from the drama to come, but we get a cute introduction to all four leads... More »


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Script reads for new KBS spring dramas Producer and School 2015
by | April 6, 2015 | 58 Comments
I’m really looking forward to KBS’s spring lineup, which will bring us the teen coming-of-age drama Who Are You–School 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the industry insider drama Producer on Fridays and Saturdays. Both shows held their script reads to launch production, with about a month left before premieres roll around. The two dramas... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: March 28, 2015
by | March 28, 2015 | 44 Comments
Here’s something to get excited about for next year: Lee Young-ae has confirmed Saimdang, the Herstory, which will mark her return to the acting world after a 10-year hiatus. The drama will reinterpret the life of Joseon dynasty’s Shin Saimdang, who was widely regarded as an artistic genius. Lee will play dual roles, a university... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gong Hyo-jin considers Producer opposite Cha Tae-hyun
by | March 2, 2015 | 184 Comments
I love it. This drama is doing so many things right, and it’s not even on the air yet. Producer, the new KBS drama from the writer of You From Another Star, is courting Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to complete the leading cast. If she signs on, she’ll play opposite Cha Tae-hyun, which... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 25, 2014
by | October 25, 2014 | 62 Comments
Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) may be heading to China: She’s in negotiations to lead a joint Chinese-Korean film called Making Family. (That’s not a translation, but the actual Engrish title — cringe.) If Kim takes the role, she’ll be paired with Chinese actor Aarif Rahman (One Night Surprise, Cold War). The actress just wrapped the... More »