We have had quite an eventful week in Dramaland. KBS, SM C&C and SBS are getting into a fight while actors and the fate of a drama are caught in the middle, rumors become news only to be refuted and we have a casting which is already dividing viewers. As usual, upcoming drama goodies and my personal drama updates are included, so join me in a recap of the craziness.
Petty BTS Battles
Dramas changing channels is nothing new, but things are getting serious this time around. "Incarnation of Jealousy" switched over from KBS to SBS and all was well. Except KBS is now acting like an obsessive ex who cannot let go and is even dragging Gong Hyo-jin down with it. I have no idea who is justified here and who not, but it is a good reminder that dramas are still an industry. Foreign fans often dismiss internal and domestic happenings, but these influence our entertainment.
My Love From the Other Star
Fans were partly disappointed, but mostly relieved that news of a sequel to "My Love from the Star" without its original cast turned out to be a rumor. PD Jang Tae-yoo debunked that pretty quickly. At the same time, we still have the rumor that writer Park Ji-eun is considering a drama with Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho as her new beau, giving fans a consolation prize and fanatics another thing to rage over.
The Gong Yoo Dilemma
Gong Yoo has been cast in tvN drama "Goblin", written by Kim Eun-sook of "Descendants of the Sun". The comments from Korean and international netizens are pretty similar. Some show excitement over this opportunity for Gong Yoo, some disappointment it is for a writer whose works are of questionable quality, to put it politely. Some feel both. Personally, I think he has gained enough prestige, especially in cinema, for this to be a good move. Kim Eun-sook might not deliver quality, but she generates popularity. Also, it cannot possibly get worse than "Big"...
Upcoming Drama Goodies
"The Flower in Prison" has a new teaser and its ladies are in the spotlight. Jin Se-yeon shows some action skills, Jung Da-bin tackles a bright character and Park Joo-mi plays a charismatic and powerful antagonist. "Master - God of Noodles" has new posters and subtitled teasers. We also get more information on Cho Jae-hyun's villain and Chun Jung-myung's hero. In miscellaneous news, web-drama "Bells Ring" handles the subject of child abuse, "Oh Hae-Young Again" has its new posters and "Lucky Romance" is releasing OTP goodies.
"Please Come Back, Mister" is over and I am feeling deflated. Even so, I have good memories too. You can read my review here. "Master - God of Noodles" is starting and I might need to go buy some of said noodles to handle the episode reviews. Here is the preview for now. "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" is doing well, although the current fight between its channel (KBS) and production company (SM C&C) worries me. "Vampire Detective" could be better, but it is enjoyable. Have you had any drama disappointments lately? We all go through it, folks. It will pass.
In much happier news, have you checked out our exclusive interview with Cho Tae-kwan? Most of you will know him as Dr. Daniel in "Descendants of the Sun". The piece also hosts a giveaway you can enter to win three signed photos of Jasper! It still has a week to go, so check it out!
Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'
Vasia, also known as Orion or Ori online, is currently doing opinion pieces and database upkeep. She has a love for good TV and a penchant for rambling in written form. Vasia can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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