Posts Tagged ‘Shin Se-kyung’

Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 2
by | September 15, 2014 | 68 Comments
I know this may sound surprising, but just hear me out: Maybe Iron Man isn’t actually batshit insane. Maybe it’s surprisingly funny. Maybe I even liked it? But the drama did commit a cardinal sin in starting with a ridiculous (and worse, impenetrable) premiere episode when it really should’ve just kicked off with Episode 2,... More »


Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 1
by | September 13, 2014 | 130 Comments
If promotional materials failed to sufficiently prep you for one of the most bizarre premieres to ever grace the airwaves, then take this as a cue to gird your loins—Iron Man, KBS’s newest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup, has a lot going on. And surprisingly, it’s not just that the hero of the story... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iron Man’s hero and his literal knives of pain
by | September 1, 2014 | 143 Comments
I knew that the description of upcoming KBS drama Iron Man had the hero’s character, played by Lee Dong-wook, somehow painfully sprouting knives from his body—I knew this, all the articles said so—and yet, I was still clinging to the hope that maybe, just maybe, those knives would be a figure of speech. Say, they... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Tazza 2: Hand of God hits theaters next month
by | August 11, 2014 | 32 Comments
The long wait for TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) fans is nearly over. Tazza 2: Hand of God (let’s be real, they could have called it Tazza 2: Hand of TOP) is being released next month, and we’ll get to see how well the sequel does in comparison to the first movie, Tazza: The High Rollers, which... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
by | August 8, 2014 | 66 Comments
Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the set of his last drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
by | July 28, 2014 | 33 Comments
javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump. girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in a vacuum, but when you... More »


Drama Casting & News
New KBS drama Iron Man casts Ji Sung, Shin Se-kyung
by | July 8, 2014 | 80 Comments
Aiee, at first I was excited at the prospect of Ji Sung (Secret) headlining a superhero drama, but then came news that Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves) was being courted to play the heroine. I swear I’ve tried, but I have never liked her in anything. For now the upside is that both actors... More »


Drama Casting & News
2013 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2013 | 240 Comments
Year-end awards are here! At least the first of the bunch is, with MBC putting on its ceremony the night before SBS and KBS follow suit with theirs. These awards ceremonies are historically more like thank-you gifts to actors than actual acting awards based on strength of performances, and it’s a fact I’ve long accepted... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
TOP to romance Shin Se-kyung in Tazza 2
by | November 1, 2013 | 81 Comments
Sooo, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. I’ll let you decide which is which. High-stakes-gambling-centered Tazza has been a manhwa, a movie, and a drama, and now the property is circling back for a second round on the big screen with Tazza 2: Hand of God. As was previously teased, the lead... More »


Drama Recaps
When A Man Loves: Episode 1
by | April 5, 2013 | 252 Comments
It’s time for a whole new crop of premieres, with When A Man Loves headlining MBC’s foray into the competitive Wednesday-Thursday timeslot. We’ve got a gangster with a heart of gold, a Candy with a heart of ice, and at least three shirtless scenes for our hunky hero. Does it all come together in a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Promo posters for When A Man Loves
by | March 24, 2013 | 148 Comments
I think I have just about exhausted my store of things to say about When A Man Loves, MBC’s mobsters-and-jealousy-and-romantic-entanglement-laden melodrama starring Song Seung-heon. So instead of repeating myself yet again and belaboring the point on what I think of this show, I’ll just get straight to the point: new posters! Tags: Shin Se-kyung, Song... More »