Posts Tagged ‘Joo-won’

Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 4
by | October 21, 2014 | 147 Comments
Our hero learns the hard way that assembling an orchestra and being given a chance to conduct is just the beginning of his journey, and that there’s an entire component to leading an orchestra that never occurred to him before—the people playing the instruments, and all of their very human foibles and individual problems. For... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 3
by | October 20, 2014 | 163 Comments
The orchestra is assembled, the conductor is chosen (…sort of), and the main plotline gets going in earnest, although it’s no easy victory for our hero. His curious relationship with the conductor continues to develop in interesting ways, and we meet more of our supporting cast as we are issued our first big challenge. There’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 2
by | October 14, 2014 | 154 Comments
Well I guess you can’t really blame a girl for falling in love this quickly when our hero is so swoony. He spends a good deal of time trying to convince her that what she’s feeling isn’t love, while she runs around trying to touch him as much as possible. Do I find her weird?... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 1
by | October 13, 2014 | 162 Comments
Is it too early to say that I’m in love with a show? I’m both excited and relieved, because while I was hoping for the best, I was certainly aware that Cantabile Tomorrow comes with a lot of baggage, and that even in a good-case scenario, it was fighting an uphill battle. The original material... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won gets drunk on music for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | October 9, 2014 | 46 Comments
You may have noticed (just a tad, here and there) that there’s been a lot of Cantabile Tomorrow hype making the rounds these days, particularly with the drama all set to premiere next week. A lot of the stuff being said is the same ol’ promo talk repeated over and over, so I’m mostly just... More »


Drama Casting & News
The laughter begins in Cantabile Tomorrow’s second teaser
by | September 30, 2014 | 56 Comments
Not that I was worried, but I’m glad that this show intends to be funny. The first teaser for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Cantabile Tomorrow was more lyrical and contemplative, but the second teaser brings out more of the bubbly feel I expect from the drama. There’s always the risk of the comedy going too... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow’s light, sentimental first teaser
by | September 25, 2014 | 94 Comments
The first teaser’s out for Cantabile Tomorrow, and I’m liking what I see. It’s not overtly funny, but has a light, sensitive touch (inasmuch as we can judge in thirty seconds), and the tone, cinematography, and use of music—Mendelssohn’s 4th—is really working for me. In the trailer, Joo-won says in voice-over: “The moment he waved... More »


Drama Casting & News
Campus meetings and musical instruments in Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 21, 2014 | 105 Comments
So far I’ve been satisfied with the casting behind Cantabile Tomorrow, KBS’s remake of Japanese drama/anime/manga Nodame Cantabile, and now that we’re starting to see stills of the cast members in character, I continue to be cautiously optimistic. These first four images feature four of the more visible supporting characters, and at least visually, I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin (Chiaki of the original). Not... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First look at Fashion King (the movie)
by | September 5, 2014 | 25 Comments
Fans of the original webtoon may have been upset about the casting decisions made for the movie edition of Fashion King, but as a novice to the material (I failed to watch the poorly received 2012 drama remake, as well), this roundup of actors looks pretty appealing. The upcoming film is based on the eponymous... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame renames itself Cantabile Tomorrow
by | August 18, 2014 | 120 Comments
Well, the Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile has announced its final title change… although we’ve still got two months till the drama premieres so I still say there’s time for another renaming yet. For a while the show was just Nodame Cantabile, and then it was Cantabile Romance, and now it’s the awkwardly punny Cantabile... More »