‘Jung Hye-young’

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 6
by | April 23, 2013 | 269 Comments
It turns out there’s more than one advantage to delaying the reveal that your heroine isn’t a dude. The hero constantly puts his foot in his mouth, and you get lots of speedy skinship. Maybe this should be a cross-dressing drama. Things go from bad to worse for Kang-chi today, which I guess in dramaland... More »

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Gu Family Book: Episode 5
by | April 22, 2013 | 212 Comments
Things get kicked into high gear with evil swinging into action, and our good guys rising to meet the challenge. We’re also counting down on our hero’s whole secret identity, which doesn’t have very much longer during which to remain secret. With such a ticking clock on our hand, there’s a lot of plot to... More »

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Gu Family Book: Episode 4
by | April 16, 2013 | 324 Comments
Aw, I love this show. It’s so damn cute and earnest and lovable. You have a hero who spends his days playing Hong Gil-dong Jr. in the streets, a no-nonsense heroine with a mighty sword, and a story world filled with myths and magic that’s just barely been tapped. But at the core, it’s just... More »

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Gu Family Book: Episode 3
by | April 15, 2013 | 234 Comments
Now that our hearts have been thoroughly broken by the beautifully sad love story of our story’s prologue (seriously, I was pretty wrecked over it, having grown so invested in their relationship), it’s time to start mending them with the introduction of our actual main characters. I was so sucked into the world of the... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 2
by | April 9, 2013 | 417 Comments
What a lovely way to start a story. I almost never get this invested in backstory, because it’s really hard to be patient when you know that what you’re watching is the opening act and not the headliner. But our hero’s origin story is as sweeping and romantic and narratively rich as any main event,... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 1
by | April 8, 2013 | 213 Comments
Gorgeous. A thoroughly gripping, well-told, and moving first episode. We haven’t yet met the main characters of our present-day storyline (as in, Lee Seung-gi, Suzy, and company) but the show has such a deft hand in drawing out the backstory that I didn’t mind having to wait. The introduction of the parents’ meeting is both... More »

Drama Casting & News
Script readings galore for spring’s upcoming dramas
by | February 5, 2013 | 76 Comments
Lots and lots of dramas are gearing up for production in the upcoming wave, which means we’ve got lots and lots of casting announcements and table reads. We’re just swimming in casting news these days, with some rumors falling through or others changing their minds and jumping productions, which means it’s all I can do... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Hye-young added to Gu Family Book
by | February 1, 2013 | 35 Comments
Her recent drama roles have had her playing Jung Il-woo’s mom and Kim Hyun-joong’s mom, but real life mother-of-four Jung Hye-young won’t be playing a maternal role this time around for Gu Family Book, the fusion fantasy drama starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy. Instead, Jung has been cast as head gisaeng Chun Soo-ryun at an... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Hye-young’s “luxury classic” Parisian shoot
by | October 26, 2011 | 37 Comments
How gorgeous is she? Jung Hye-young has been transitioning into roles playing mothers more than leading ladies (Return of Iljimae, Playful Kiss), but that doesn’t mean she looks at all like an ajumma. Exhibit A: This photo spread for luxury magazine Heren, shot in Paris. She’s dressed in “European luxury classic” fashions, and at 37,... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Hye-young for Marie Claire
by | February 20, 2011 | 45 Comments
Gorgeous actress Jung Hye-young (Playful Kiss, Return of Iljimae) shows that being 38 and the mother of three doesn’t mean you can’t work it on the pages of a magazine, and then some. What’s your secret, and can you share with the rest of the class? The shoot is decidedly bridal, but regardless, the styling... More »