18

News bites: May 7, 2022

  • KBS’s upcoming fantasy romance Jinx Lovers has put out their first poster, featuring the curly-haired goddess Seohyun (Private Lives) along with our jinxed hero Na In-woo (River Where the Moon Rises). With the air date set for this coming June, production was led by PD Yoon Sang-ho (River Where the Moon Rises) and screenwriter Jang Yoon-mi (Cheer Up Mr. Lee, Luck-key). [Maeil Kyungje]

  • tvN’s fantasy Tale of the Nine Tailed is coming back with a prequel season that takes place in 1938 and is currently being planned to release next year. With both Lee Dong-wook (Bad and Crazy) and Kim Bum (Ghost Doctor) reprising their roles, this time they’ll be joined by Kim So-yeon (Penthouse 3) and Ryu Kyung-soo (Hellbound) in the main cast. [YTN]
  • Reports have Jang Seung-jo (Snowdrop) joining Kang So-ra (Revolutionary Love) in film director Sohn Jae-gon’s new drama Can We Be Strangers. The two actors will both be reuniting with Sohn, after working with him in his last movie Secret Zoo. The broadcaster has not yet been announced, but the drama will be releasing on an online streaming platform. [Xports News]

  • A new poster has dropped for MBC’s Doctor Lawyer, featuring the titular doctor turned lawyer So Ji-sub (My Secret Terrius). Also starring Shin Sung-rok (Kairos) and Im Soo-hyang (Woori the Virgin), the medical suspense drama premieres May 27 in the Friday-Saturday slot. [MBC]
  • We get our first look at TV Chosun’s The Witch Is Alive in a stylized new teaser of our three leading ladies: Lee Yuri (Lies of Lies), Lee Min-young (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce 3), and Yoon So-yi (Get Revenge). Launching in June, scripts were penned by Park Pa-ran with directing done by PD Kim Yoon-chul (Woman of Dignity). [Sports Donga]
  • Fun new teasers were also released by JTBC for Cleaning Up, found here and here. Premiering June 4 in the weekend slot, the drama stars Yeom Jung-ah (SKY Castle), Jeon So-min (Show Window: The Queen’s House), and Kim Jae-hwa (True Beauty.) [JTBC (1), (2)]

  • New stills have come out for Netflix show Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, which is headlined by Yoo Ji-tae (When My Love Blooms), Kim Yun-jin (Ms. Ma, Nemesis), and Park Hae-soo (Squid Game) in the lead roles. Part 1 will be available on Netflix starting June 24. [MBC]
  • In another Netflix drama, Mask Girl has added Nana (Oh! Master) to the cast. Nana, along with Go Hyun-jung (Reflection of You) and a new rookie actress, will be sharing the main role of Kim Mo-mi, each playing the character at different points in her life. Co-starring Ahn Jae-hong (Be Melodramatic) and Yeom Hye-ran (The Uncanny Counter), film director Kim Yong-hoon (Beasts Clawing at Straws) is at the helm. [YTN]
  • June is shaping up to be a busy month of premieres and TVING joins the list with Yumi’s Cells 2, which will be coming to our screens on June 10. Along with this announcement, we also got new character posters of Kim Go-eun and Got7’s Jinyoung, who takes center stage in the new season’s story. [Newsis]

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

18

Required fields are marked *

Yumi!!! You know the first drama I ever saw had Jinyoung in it? It was My Love Eun Dong and he played the younger version of the male lead. I thought he was adorable and perfect for the role. Maybe that’s why I still have a soft spot for him and whatever he’s in. But yay he’s in this with my girl Kim Go Eun, whom I also love👏.

8
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

And I hope Na In-woo’s and Seohyun’s drama is good. That’s a pairing I don’t know I needed. I thought she did well in Love and Leashes and he did great in River where the moon rises, all considering.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

@Ally: I saw him for the first time in When my heart blooms and just adored him and the younger version of the female lead who thoroughly outshone the FL by a mile.

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I liked him in that too—only reason I watched some of It with my husband.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

That poster for Doctor Lawyer somehow manages to look corny and awesome at the same time, i like SJS so I'm gonna give it a shot.

The name "Jinx Lover" reminds me of the fake movie "Gout Lovers" from Mystic Pop up bar which just cracks me up.

Jinyoung is on the very (very) short list of Kpop idols that can actually act, i loved him in "When My Love Blooms" and he was charming in "He is Psychometric". Plus he is so damn pretty, seriously he looks better than most women.

10
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

That Doctor/Lawyer poster looks like a parody, it’s cracking me up.

5
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Lol Same

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

THANK GOD I’m not the only one dying over the poster. Just… a perfect synergy of camp and seriousness. It’s glorious.

3
reply

Required fields are marked *

@Soyesterday: Oh, I just mentioned how glorious he was in When my heart blooms. Totes agree with you.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Will Yumi Cells 2 not air on tv? Does that mean no legal streaming site will pick it up?

The Jinx Lover poster looks like a school project presentation. Very unpolished and tacky but Business Proposal had more corny posters but turned out amazing. Still I wish more effort went into making posters and not like something put together on Word or Powerpoint.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

1. Cute! I hope this turns out good because everything I heard so far just exudes this very wholesome vibe and I’m here for it.

2. Still confused why this out of all kdrama IPs is getting a prequel. Also this totally should’ve been the OG show because it sounds so much better.

3. Now that’s a hit pairing.

4. This is unironically the funniest poster I’ve ever seen.

5. Sounds makjang-y. I wish Lee Yuri would be in dramas I like watching because she’s awesome.

6. Cool cast, but a) it’s replacing My Liberation Notes; and b) I’m allergic to more dramas in the weekend slot, so I’m out unless this is like the new hot thing™.

7. Unexpectedly hyped for it. I know adaptations can be a hit-or-miss but I can’t help it.

8. Never getting over how the show will apparently depict the main female lead as “ugly” when she’s being portrayed by f-cking Go Hyun-jung and Nana. Pack it up, makjang writers, you lot have been outdone.

9. I wasn’t as over the moon with the first season as most people because of my dumbass fear of the animated cells, but somehow I’m looking forward to this season. Maybe my fear is lessening, maybe it’s the new pairing. I’m not admitting which reason is true.

3
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

8 is a joke of a century, a complete juxtapose. And Nana even makes it more ridiculous. Where is the transition? How will you ever fathom casting two beautiful actress in a role about beauty self-esteem.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nana is the transition. That’s the character which represents her beauty in 20s and then GHJ in 40s. Both represent the pretty phase.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ladynightshade: You made laugh re 9 but some of those cells had teeth which freaked me out too but then the giant tteokbokki would show up and all would become well in the world again!

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

@dncingemma: Oh my god, you just had to remind me of the teeth. *shudders* Those were horrific and no amount of cute hijinks could overcome my deep fear.

… Now I’m craving tteokbokki. Dammit.

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

😭

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

The poster for Jinx Lovers kind of gives me low budget weekend drama vibes, but I like Na In-woo after watching him on 2D1N, so I'll hope for the best.

I thought Tale of the Nine Tailed was going to be a prequel but then I read that it involves time travel to the past. The first did okay but didn't seem popular enough to get another season, but I guess it made someone money.

Oh, I can get behind Jang Seung-jo in a lead role along with Kang Sora in her return to dramaland.

Lee Yuri keeps getting cast in makjang dramas, which she's good in, but I miss her in more comedic roles.

I'm curious about Money Heist: Korea even if I'm not sold on all of the casting decisions.

Mask Girl has a great cast, but I really don't understand the plot.

Yumi's Cell's is back! I wasn't sold on Jinyoung's character in the first season, so I hope I come to like him more.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

OMG. Jinx Lovers' poster sold it to me. Looking at the supporting casts behind the OTP screams FUN! Plus Na In Woo is sooo adorable in 2D1N I can't pass that. So much dramas, so little time, so exciting.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *