‘Kang Ji-hwan’


Drama Casting & News
Will it be Han Ji-min or Sung Yuri for MBC’s Monster?
by | February 3, 2016 | 70 Comments
Ah, finally news of a potential leading lady for Monster, the revengey melo starring Kang Ji-hwan whose life is trampled by the super elite and who then sets out for payback. News has surfaced simultaneously that both Han Ji-min (Hyde Jekyll Me, Rooftop Prince) and Sung Yuri (Birth Secret, Feast of the Gods) are in... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Monster adds Park Ki-woong, Jo Boa as spoiled chaebols
by | February 1, 2016 | 45 Comments
Oh great, now I HAVE to watch Monster. I mean, yay I have to watch Monster? I’m not even sure anymore. (It isn’t that it sounds bad; it’s that this is one of those serious, sprawling 50-episode dramas, and man, those take work.) But with Kang Ji-hwan (Incarnation of Money, Big Man) headlining the series... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC melo Monster secures Kang Ji-hwan to headline
by | January 21, 2016 | 76 Comments
Ah, this casting makes more sense: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) is now confirmed as the leading man in MBC’s upcoming 50-episode melodrama Monster (formerly titled Tyrant), while relative newcomer Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is no longer in consideration for the show. It seemed so strange to have a young rookie like Seo being... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan becomes a daddy for new MBC drama
by | January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
This new drama sounds like it’ll probably be a comedy, so it could be a fun new project for Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man), an actor I much prefer in comedic roles. He’s good at dramatic stuff too, but he’s got a particular zing when he’s playing something for laughs, and the more outlandish the comedy,... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS nixes potential Kang Ji-hwan–Moon Geun-young drama Home Alone
by | July 22, 2015 | 30 Comments
Remember Home Alone, that new drama that was aiming to pair Kang Ji-hwan and Moon Geun-young as love interests that was announced all of two days ago? Well never mind, you can go ahead and forget it now, because that’s what KBS is doing—it has backpedaled and removed the drama from the schedule. It’s a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan, Moon Geun-young courted for new drama Home Alone
by | July 19, 2015 | 77 Comments
Good news: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) and Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) may be teaming up for a new drama! Aw, I’ve missed them in good dramas! Less good news news: The drama comes from writer Kim Do-hyun of tvN’s weirdly mishmashed rom-com-murder drama My Secret Hotel, and is produced by Dream E&M, which... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 19, 2015
by | July 19, 2015 | 14 Comments
Kang Ye-won, Lee Sang-yoon Lee Sang-yoon (Liar Game) has been cast opposite Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) in the thriller Come To See Me. Production on the film began this past week, and Lee plays a PD of a newly developed news program. He investigates a fiery incident for the pilot episode, and Kang plays the lone survivor... More »


Drama Recaps
Big Man: Episode 1
by | April 29, 2014 | 70 Comments
Next up for our melodramatic pleasure, Big Man premiered on KBS this week, taking the usual “I want your heart” phrase to a very literal degree. The show’s premise is like crossing your classic rags-to-riches fairytale with a medical nightmare with a chaebol group after your actual ticker. They say that revenge can sometimes take... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pre-revenge happy days in store for Big Man
by | April 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
I’m a little surprised that the teasers for Big Man keep showing us funny scenes, but maybe this melodrama is less revengey than your average bear. Either that, or someone figured out that Kang Ji-hwan was wasted being dark and broody when he could be silly; imagine that. The trailer below is a lot like... More »


Drama Casting & News
The con gets going for KBS’s Big Man
by | April 17, 2014 | 40 Comments
Time to check back in with Big Man, the KBS melo-thriller drama about a cadre of chaebols out to steal Kang Ji-hwan’s (Incarnation of Money) heart—and by that I mean literally cheat the heart right out of his chest cavity. Apparently our resident chaebol Daniel Choi (School 2013) needs a new one (and again we’re... More »


How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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