Posts Tagged ‘Seo In-gook’

Drama Casting & News
First stills from KBS’s I Remember You (Hello Monster)
by | May 27, 2015 | 54 Comments
Ah, first stills are out for the drama formerly known as Hello Monster, now called I Remember You, about a genius profiler and the cop who stalks him and their eventual romance. I know, that sounds like an odd premise, but it’s the capsule description that was originally given; I still have a little difficulty... More »


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Hello Monster confirms leads and gets a new title
by | April 24, 2015 | 77 Comments
I Remember You is the new title for the drama formerly known as Hello Monster, which is a change I’m not too excited about, since at least Hello Monster was distinctive. Generic is what I think of when I hear I Remember You, which sounds more like an amnesia melo than an upbeat thriller about... More »


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Will Hello Monster finally find its profiler hero in Seo In-gook?
by | April 14, 2015 | 90 Comments
Why can’t a drama hang on to a leading actor these days? Between Hello Monster and Scholar Who Walks the Night (and a half-dozen other spring/summer dramas), I can hardly keep a drama cast straight anymore because it’ll just change on me tomorrow. The last we heard, KBS’s new crime-thriller-meets-rom-com Hello Monster was courting Lee... More »


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2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 138 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »


Drama Recaps
King’s Face: Episode 1
by | November 21, 2014 | 48 Comments
What a solid and stylish premiere for King’s Face, KBS’s latest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup. With solid directing and an intriguing setup based on the idea that you can judge a book by its cover, there’s no shortage of conflict to mine here and plenty of promise for the future. After all, what... More »


Drama Casting & News
The stars of King’s Face at production press conference
by | November 14, 2014 | 26 Comments
King’s Face premieres in less than a week, and the cast of KBS’s fusion historical drama gathered for its production press conference on November 14. That included Seo In-gook as the future king Gwanghae, Lee Sung-jae as current king Seonjo, Jo Yoon-hee as the woman caught between them, Shin Sung-rok as a face reader (how... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! A king’s face
by | November 12, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well, it’s not much in the way of a poster (so many sageuks have generically similar posters—well, so many dramas have generically similar posters) but I suppose they’re pretty. Or maybe it’s that Seo In-gook, playing Prince (and later King) Gwanghae, is pretty. He’ll join the tragic father-son pairings dotting dramaland this year as his... More »


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Spotlighting the faces of King’s Face
by | November 6, 2014 | 16 Comments
This teaser for King’s Face is pretty brief, but at least it’s to the point: As we see each of the main characters’ faces highlighted, Seo In-gook narrates to us the necessity of a king possessing a “king’s face”—by which the drama means someone who carries the fate or fortune of being a ruler. If... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook as incognito prince in King’s Face
by | October 27, 2014 | 48 Comments
I did honestly wonder if The King’s Face would ever make it to production; it was touch and go for a while there with plagiarism accusations hanging in the air and injunctions filed, but cameras are rolling on the set of the new KBS fusion historical drama. Lead actor Seo In-gook joined the drama’s shoots... More »


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King’s Face: Shin Sung-rok in, Seo Joon-young out?
by | October 9, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s the thing, I don’t know whether one actor is replacing the other or if Shin Sung-rok (Trot Lovers, You From Another Star) is just joining the upcoming KBS fusion historical drama The King’s Face, but when you cast Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as your face-reading fortuneteller, say he’s confirmed, and then cast Shin Sung-rok... More »


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Seo In-gook and Jo Yoon-hee confirm King’s Face
by | September 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
I half-expected this drama never to see the light of day, but then again, controversy doesn’t seem to stop most broadcasters from airing content and dealing with the fallout later. In the case of KBS’s fusion sageuk The King’s Face, the drama has been embroiled in plagiarism controversy since late this summer, when production house... More »