Posts Tagged ‘Kim Soo-hyun’

What’s cookin’, good lookin’?

(via Harper’s Bazaar Korea)

I hope it’s only in my imagination that Kim Soo-hyun looks like a cocky prick in all his photos since Moon/Sun wrapped. Sigh.

Kim Soo-hyun for Bean Pole Outdoor

Annnnnnd Kim Soo-hyun has officially usurped Mr. Song Joong-ki as #1 on my Super Important Personal Scale that Means Everything.

So um, please look at these pictures and watch this video. Sigh adsfkjkssssssssdjfdklafjsdfmarryme.

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The Moon That Embraces the Sun, episodes 4 to 8

I find that a general problem with K-dramas that are based solely on romantic relationships and the getting together of two people is that romance alone can’t sustain a story; there has to be other elements. With sageuks in particular, a lot of writers often times feel the need to fill their stories with a certain amount of politics — almost to fulfill a quota — or else, hey, their dramas would just be regular ol’ dramas.

And that’s what I’m starting to feel with The Moon That Embraces the Sun: what the writer of the original source material really want is for King Hwon to mack at it all day with Yeon-woo, but because they can’t, he’s gonna throw in a bunch of plotting ministers and rich nobles taking advantage of The Common Folk so that it feels somewhat historical, and call it a day. I love the relationship between Hwon and Yeon-woo, but I am wary already of how much fluff we’re going to have to sit through in order for the two to get together. It would be fine if the fluff were well-written and well-acted, but it’s not, so I’m gnashing my teeth a bit.

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The Moon That Embraces the Sun, episodes 1 to 3

My dear boy, you are in for a WORLD of second lead pain.

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Dream High, overview thoughts

It’s over! Noooooo!

I started watching this more than halfway through the broadcast and actually started watching from there without backtracking until later in the game. I usually don’t watch dramas like this, but I was never into the premise of the story from before it started airing, so I never gave it a fair chance from the start.

I admit that I have a huge prejudice against idols who act because it really pisses me off that most of these idols who have gone into acting are really not that great as singers/dancers but then they’ll go into other things like acting, wtf? First, excel at what you debuted to do. Second, it’s one thing if they end up being good at the acting, but it’s an even a bigger insult to injury if they turn out to be hideous, and by fact of their appearance in a drama they are robbing a role from an actual qualified actor in the biz.

So let me tell you, a joint-production from Bae Yong-joon and JYP with cameos from Kim Hyun-joong and Bae Yong-joon, starring Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Suzy, IU, Eunjung sounded like a freaking dramapocalypse to me. I was excited about Kim Soo-hyun but I genuinely couldn’t see a reason how this could work with an all idol cast.

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