‘Kim Ji-won’


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won cameos as Kim Bum’s girlfriend for Hidden Identity
by | June 10, 2015 | 22 Comments
It’s only a guest appearance, but I won’t say no to seeing Kim Ji-won (Gap-dong, Heirs) putting in some screentime for tvN’s upcoming crime drama Hidden Identity, about a special investigative unit of undercover police officers. Better yet, she’ll be playing Kim Bum’s girlfriend, albeit only temporarily. Her character is also the younger sister to... More »


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First script read for blockbuster melodrama Descended From the Sun
by | June 3, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s so nice to see Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) fresh out of army and back at work. He wasted no time and jumped right into the first script read for his comeback drama Descended From the Sun, opposite Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows). The new project from star writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Gentleman’s... More »


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Star cast confirmed for healing romance Descended From the Sun
by | April 2, 2015 | 75 Comments
This isn’t surprising news (since both casting possibilities were reported a while ago), but at least it’s confirmed: Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows) will be teaming with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) in the drama Descended From the Sun, which is the new project from the Heirs, Gentleman’s Dignity, and Secret Garden writer Kim... More »


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Kim Ji-won as Yoochun’s potential co-star in Sensory Couple
by | February 5, 2015 | 105 Comments
I have good news, and even better news. I’m not sure which is which, but I’ll let you decide: One, the drama formerly known (and laughed at) as The Girl Who Sees Smells has decided to rename itself Sensory Couple, and two, after courting Suzy, who did not take the role, the show is now... More »


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News bites: November 15, 2014
by | November 15, 2014 | 49 Comments
So Ji-sub, Kim Ji-won So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun) and Kim Ji-won (Gap-dong) are collaborating on a web drama titled Good Day. Filming has begun, and the production company is being very secretive about the experimental project. All we know so far is that it will be about a man who finds Jeju Island, and scenes... More »


Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 20 (Final)
by | June 21, 2014 | 73 Comments
Here we are, at the end of the psychopath’s road. Mysteries (what’s left of them) are explained, our heroes come to an understanding of sorts, and hitherto unsolved investigations are closed. I would say all of our major plotlines are resolved, and characters receive a measure of closure. As for justice—is that served? Hm, I... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 19
by | June 20, 2014 | 32 Comments
We’re one episode shy of the finale, which means the loose ends should be coming together and tightening up as we address the last few questions that still linger about our killer’s motivations. Well, the operative word here is should, but I can’t say that we exactly get there with this hour. What it does... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 18
by | June 14, 2014 | 59 Comments
Was it me, or was this episode incomprehensible? I’m still trying to figure out whether it was just a little too cryptic for its own good, or if it was wholly off its rocker. When I’m confused about a drama, I try not to leap to the “this show made no sense” conclusion if I’m... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 17
by | June 13, 2014 | 62 Comments
So what happens when your bad guys are identified and caught with four episodes still left to go? Time to crack the code, of course—not the who of the matter, but the why, which is complicated by the appearance of a cipher on the scene. Is that symbology important, or is it a distraction? What... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 16
by | June 7, 2014 | 42 Comments
This show is taking the complete opposite approach of how I’d tell a serial killer story, but I suppose that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s just that it’s kind of amazing how everybody and their mother (and father, even) knows who the culprit is at this point, and yet nobody can nail... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 15
by | June 6, 2014 | 23 Comments
It’s interesting to see how far you can take a story despite knowing all the pieces in advance, because by conventional storytelling standards that makes for a less satisfying payoff. I’d argue that this is a ball that Gap-dong dropped that it needn’t have—it could definitely have played up the suspense in numerous ways without... More »