Posts Tagged ‘Kim Hee-sun’

Drama Recaps
Wonderful Season: Episodes 1-2
by | March 1, 2014 | 59 Comments
Wonderful Season is the new KBS weekend family drama that began last weekend, and as noted, it’s a hit right out of the gates. It had a good lead-in with KBS’s previous ratings blockbuster King’s Family, but don’t expect anything like that show in this one (a great thing, by anyone’s measure)—Wonderful Season is thoughtful,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wonderful Season breaks records in its debut
by | February 25, 2014 | 60 Comments
It seems drama viewers were craving a winter pick-me-up: New drama Wonderful Season smashed records this weekend by breaking the 30% mark by its second episode. Whoa. It handily beat the previous record, set by the recently concluded King’s Family, which had earned a respectable 23.8% in viewership by its second showing. Tags: drama ratings,... More »

Drama Casting & News
The beautiful promote Wonderful Season
by | February 20, 2014 | 69 Comments
The stars of upcoming weekend drama Wonderful Season united at a press conference held on February 18. If the gorgeousness of the cast alone doesn’t draw you in (main characters Kim Hee-sun and Lee Seo-jin play first loves who meet again after 15 years apart; Taecyeon takes on the role of mercurial younger brother to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun and Lee Seo-jin’s first shoots for Wonderful Season
by | January 17, 2014 | 45 Comments
You know, I didn’t realize just how much I missed Seo-jinnie until he popped up at the end of the last Noonas Over Flowers episode to laugh at Seung-gi’s ineptitude, and I found myself squealing. Good thing we’re getting a double dose of him in the new year, with a new Grandpas Over Flowers trip... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taecyeon romances Basketball’s Lee Elijah in new drama
by | January 6, 2014 | 104 Comments
I’m wondering who it is that watched the ill-fated Occupation-set period drama Basketball, took in lead actress Lee Elijah’s awkward and sometimes confusing performance, and thought, “Yes, let’s ask her to act some more.” Because I would like to suggest to that person that a re-evaluation might be in order of their eyes, decision-making process,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun and Lee Seo-jin star in new weekend drama
by | December 12, 2013 | 58 Comments
There have been some rumblings about Kim Hee-sun (Faith) and Lee Seo-jin (Grandpas Over Flowers) headlining KBS’s new weekend drama Wonderful Season (the rumors began when Kim Hee-sun left her variety show Hwashin to focus on acting), but it’s only now that the drama is starting to lock down its cast. Wonderful Season is the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Hwashin
by | March 5, 2013 | 37 Comments
  EPISODE 1. Broadcast on February 19, 2013. javabeans: This installment of Variety Roulette is the embodiment of the concept we were thinking of when we started the series — a stab in the dark with a brand-new show, with zero idea of what its concept even is. Today we’re looking at the premiere episode... More »

Celebrity News
The ladies of InStyle’s tenth anniversary issue
by | February 26, 2013 | 41 Comments
Well, if In Style wanted to make a statement for their tenth anniversary, I think they managed with their March issue. I’m just not sure what that statement is. Romantic circus fashion? Handbags can be hats? Stars will do anything you tell them to if you call it a concept? To go with the ten-year... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
News Bites: Variety Edition
by | January 10, 2013 | 38 Comments
There have been quite a few shakeups in varietyland this week, so it seemed a good time to catch up with News Bites. We’ve got something of a mass exodus of late, if you include the departure of Win Win and Come to Play. And now we may have to add Tuesday’s thunderdome talk show... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 24 (Final)
by | October 30, 2012 | 405 Comments
We finally reach the end of our journey, but it’s only the beginning for Eun-soo, who at last deals with that pesky issue of time travel and faces the consequences of messing with the space-time continuum. If there’s anything I’ve learned this year in dramaland, it’s that there’s always a price to pay for tampering... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 23
by | October 29, 2012 | 121 Comments
One episode left! We’re at the end, which means the conflict centralizes upon our most important story threads in our finale week. Yes, that means some of the little side arcs do fall by the wayside, but considering where this show is strongest, it’s best that we spend our final stretch dealing with the things... More »