‘Ryu Jin’

Drama Casting & News
Yeon Jung-hoon and Ryu Jin consider KBS historical drama
by | July 26, 2016 | 13 Comments
Yeon Jung-hoon (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, Mask) is positively considering the title role in the new sageuk Dasan Jeong Yak-yong. Dasan was the nom de plume of Jeong Yak-yong, a famous Joseon philosopher who lived during King Jeongjo’s time. Ryu Jin from Run, Jang-mi has been offered the role of the reigning monarch. ... More »

Drama Casting & News
TV Chosun’s period drama Into the Fire prepares for (delayed) premiere
by | April 17, 2014 | 27 Comments
Choi Su-jong’s new historical drama, Into the Fire (or Into the Flames), was to start this Friday, but the premiere has been pushed back due to coverage of the ferry tragedy and out of respect for the families of the missing. It’s a bit of a wonder that TV Chosun, the cable channel on which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ryu Jin signs on as the prime minister’s foil
by | October 24, 2013 | 42 Comments
Talk about a casting spree: Prime Minister and I has added Ryu Jin (Baby Faced Beauty, Standby) to its lineup as a foil to the prime minister hero, played by Lee Beom-soo. Ooh, I like this match-up between such two strong, charismatic leads. As we know by now, this drama is about a prime minister... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: October 3, 2012
by | October 3, 2012 | 44 Comments
Lee Sang-yoon, star of new weekend hit My Daughter Seo-yeong, is in October’s issue of Dazed & Confused. We won’t say we love the polka dots, but we’re cool with geek chic. [Source: Review Star] Lee Byung-heon’s film Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King is making an impressive showing at the box office. It has... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #13: Standby
by | August 5, 2012 | 51 Comments
Hello, folks! This is a podcast we hadn’t planned, exactly, but ended up recording because that just seemed easier, given how far along we’re in Standby at this point, compared to the last time we covered it. It’s a show that I’ve been watching regularly, and while it’s not rocking my world, there are enough... More »

Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 15-29 (Highlights)
by | May 20, 2012 | 49 Comments
Now that we’re almost 30 episodes into the show, I think Standby has established its tone and approach, which is to say: silly, fluffy, and simple. There isn’t a lot of complexity here and I think the conflicts are pretty basic, and the show tends to draw its characters in broad strokes rather than working... More »

Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 5-14 (Highlights)
by | April 29, 2012 | 47 Comments
More Standby! So here’s the deal: I won’t be recapping (or weecapping) MBC daily sitcom Standby on a regular basis, because that’s just a level of commitment I’m not ready to make. Furthermore, the show is a pretty simple watch, and not always worth examining on a deeper level… ’cause I’m not sure it HAS... More »

Drama Recaps
Standby: An introduction
by | April 16, 2012 | 63 Comments
MBC kicked off its new sitcom Standby last week, and if you’ve been following my updates on the show, you’ll know I’ve been anticipating its premiere. That’s mostly thanks to its endearing main cast—Ryu Jin playing bumbling, Lee Ki-woo going mischievous, Jung So-min back on TV, period—and the workplace setup. (Family sitcoms can be great,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
An introduction to Standby’s TV broadcast family
by | March 24, 2012 | 71 Comments
We’re a week out from the premiere of MBC’s daily sitcom Standby, which began shooting this past week. This also gives us a chance to take a look at the characters who will be populating this world, beginning with Ryu Jin as the series lead (though in a sitcom, it’s more of an ensemble effort... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ryu Jin dorks out for Standby
by | March 20, 2012 | 40 Comments
This cracks me up: Ryu Jin, who’s so great at playing cold and serious, grins like a huge ol’ dork as the wannabe news anchor for MBC’s sitcom Standby. Ah, he of the big dreams and the questionable fashion sense. (Those pants. They make me laugh.) There’s also the bumbling on-air presence, since he chokes... 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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