Posts Tagged ‘Han Seok-kyu’

Drama Casting & News
Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown Prince Sado. All I can... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history, between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door preview hints at chilling father-son conflict
by | August 28, 2014 | 29 Comments
Ahhh, I’m going to have to enlist somebody to keep me calm about Secret Door, my expectations for which just keep climbing. The first teaser is out, and while it’s brief, it sets the suspenseful, intense tone perfectly with King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu) sternly facing his desperate-to-please but ultimately doomed son, Crown Prince Sado (Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door reveals its king and romantic killer
by | August 26, 2014 | 46 Comments
I am pretty pumped up about SBS’s upcoming historical drama Secret Door, half because that the cast is amazing, and half because it’s a gruesomely fascinating slice of history rife with pathos and emotion—and a heckuva mystery, as nobody has the definitive explanation for what caused Crown Prince Sado (played here by Lee Je-hoon) to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Min-jong joins Secret Door as cold-blooded killer
by | July 9, 2014 | 23 Comments
Oppa as a stone-cold killer? No one will believe it! SBS’s upcoming mystery sageuk Secret Door about the life and death of Crown Prince Sado continues to cast exceptionally, with Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) leading the ensemble as King Yeongjo of Joseon, Park Eun-bin (Operation Proposal) considering the role of Princess Hyegyeong, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Eun-bin up to challenge Han Seok-kyu as Princess Hyegyeong
by | July 8, 2014 | 21 Comments
Ooh, the casting is shaping up to be quite promising for SBS’s upcoming sageuk thriller Secret Door, which recently confirmed that Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) would be taking the lead role as King Yeongjo. I’m still waiting on pins and needles to know if Lee Je-hoon will ultimately take the role of Yeongjo’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Seok-kyu, Lee Je-hoon up for reunion in sageuk drama Secret Door
by | June 18, 2014 | 43 Comments
Way to bundle up good news in a threefer: SBS is planning a new sageuk drama about the Crown Prince Sado (juicy historical intrigue), starring Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) to play King Yeongjo, and courting Lee Je-hoon (Fortune Tellers) to play Sado in his army comeback. Yesssssss. The drama is titled Secret Door... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Seok-kyu takes on The Tooth and the Nail
by | June 13, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Hallyu star Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) is taking on the upcoming movie The Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 Bill Ballinger suspense novel of the same name. The now hard-to-find tome was considered a masterfully crafted example of the mystery genre in its time, and was unique in that it alternated chapters in... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Christmas in August
by | May 5, 2014 | 28 Comments
Melodrama is one of the most prevalent genres in modern Korean fiction, and one of the preferred tropes used to heighten emotion or stakes within it is that of terminal illness, having been employed in countless Korean films and serials throughout the decades. Sometime in the 2000s, the use of terminal illness as a melodramatic... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Berlin File
by | February 16, 2014 | 24 Comments
Sweeping both the domestic box office as well as last year’s biggest awards ceremonies, espionage thriller The Berlin File edged out fellow spy film Covertly, Grandly to take its place as the fifth highest grossing film of 2013 behind films like The Face Reader and Miracle In Cell No. 7, which have been on my... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC greenlights Dae Jang Geum 2, puts brakes on Unprecedented
by | January 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
MBC is really, really not giving up on this Dae Jang Geum 2 idea, and is in the thick of plans (again) to bring it about (again). But at least things are shaping up more plausibly this time, because Dae Jang Geum 2 has gotten on the broadcast schedule for this fall, according to a... More »