Posts Tagged ‘Lee Sang-yoon’

Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 2
by | October 23, 2014 | 70 Comments
This show is so smartly paced it honestly blows me away, and this episode leaves us wanting for nothing. The unlikeliest of alliances forms between our jaded hero and naive heroine in an hour that intersperses edge-of-your-seat thrills and questionable moral choices with humor, heart, and one of the best villains ever to grace the... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 1
by | October 22, 2014 | 121 Comments
I love it. I absolutely, positively love it. Liar Game premiered earlier this week on cable channel tvN, boasting an intriguing premise, solid production team, and a winning combination of cast members I wouldn’t have necessarily pegged for a perfect storm of success the minute they came together–but everything comes together with a surprising level... More »


Drama Casting & News
Trailer and highlights: Let the Liar Game begin
by | October 15, 2014 | 62 Comments
Ooh, this looks intriguing. Liar Game premieres next week, and not only do we have a longer teaser giving us the premise of the show, but also a 5-minute preview of highlights from the first episode. Sometimes these long highlights are hit or miss, because they’re long enough that they don’t get the same snappy... More »


Drama Casting & News
Masks, blindfolds, and betrayal in Liar Game
by | October 8, 2014 | 55 Comments
Liar Game has released some more promotional shots as it heads toward its premiere (in two weeks), such as the poster above which labels the show as an “extreme psychological chase drama.” (It’s rather handy that tvN likes to attach little descriptive taglines to their shows, giving us the convenient, bite-sized nutshell up front. High... More »


Drama Casting & News
Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you to abandon all trust in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-yoon and Gu Hye-sun up for Angel Eyes
by | February 12, 2014 | 95 Comments
javabeans: So remember when the SBS drama Angel Eyes wanted to cast Lee Jun-ki and Han Ji-min and we were all excited and interested? girlfriday: YES. javabeans: Well life needs an undo button because they’re out—and now it’s Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) and Gu Hye-sun (Take Care of Us, Captain). girlfriday: NO. Whoops,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
First Impressions: Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, Empire of Gold
by | July 2, 2013 | 123 Comments
There’s a new set of dramas that just premiered, so I thought I’d weigh in with some very brief first impressions after catching the opening episodes of each. The ratings landscape has pretty much evened out across the three Monday-Tuesday dramas: MBC’s Goddess of Fire Jung-yi came in with a marginal first-place lead at 10.7%... More »


Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire’s teaser and couple posters
by | June 17, 2013 | 83 Comments
Here’s a peek at Moon Geun-young and Lee Sang-yoon in their new MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, set to premiere in two weeks. I never thought I’d say this, but the more cutesy stuff I see for this show, the less I’m interested in it. Either Moon Geun-young has outgrown the cutesy, or this... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
49th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 9, 2013 | 169 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards really snuck up on me this year. This awards ceremony is the lone wolf being held in the springtime rather than toward the end of the year (as is the case with the broadcaster events and film awards like the Grand Bells and Blue Dragons), and is also unusual in that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum confirms Goddess of Fire
by | May 5, 2013 | 134 Comments
Kim Bum (That Winter, The Wind Blows) has confirmed that he’ll be starring opposite Moon Geun-young (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) in his first historical drama, upcoming MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi. The project stars Moon as Joseon’s first female potter, and Kim Bum will play the warrior who’s been in love with her his entire... More »