[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 13 Final 2017/05/30,
As expected, the sweet flashbacks continue as "My Secret Romance" slowly but surely moves toward its happy ending. There is a bump in there as Yoo-mi decides to briefly abandon Jin-wook for reasons that aren't all that clear, but not to worry. Nothing beats the power of flashbacks. I expect excessive use of flashbacks also makes it easier on the production company, which doesn't have to spend as much money filming actual new scenes,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 12 2017/05/29,
Yoo-mi heads back to the beachhead where this all began, and Ji-wook follows her, as the penultimate episode mostly focuses on nostalgia. And it really is nostalgia- I remember the first episode, and I also remember that it had a radically different tone than what the flashbacks here are pretending. Yoo-mi and Ji-wook were perpetually grumpy, and only bond at all because they were both extremely drunk,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 11 2017/05/23,
As expected, Jin-wook and Yoo-mi continue to be generally sad as they try very hard to pretend like they don't miss each other. Jin-wook, being the man, is of course the first to snap and realize that of course he loves Yoo-mi and needs her very much. But various contrivances pop up to insure that Jin-wook misunderstands what Yoo-mi is doing, until finally, a disaster comes up that's big enough to force Jin-wook to do something,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 10 2017/05/22,
I was expecting the big dramatic event that would force the rift between Jin-wook and Yoo-mi to be related to Dae-bok's meddling. But surprisingly, that all gets resolved in a single scene. An exceptionally long scene where Dae-bok and Mi-hee somehow manage to have a big fight without either of them clearly explaining what exactly it is they're fighting about. So yeah, that was pretty funny, although once the miscommunications are over with, Jin-wook and Yoo-mi proceed to spend the rest of the episode in dramatic angst,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 9 2017/05/16,
I was so caught up with how Dae-bok would interpret the existence of Dong-goo (played by Joo Sang-hyeok) it never even occurred to me that Jin-wook would also be inclined to the same interpretation. And honestly, Yoo-mi is so comically mum on the whole mum issue there were moments this episode where even I was wondering- have Mi-hee and Yoo-mi ever actually explicitly stated who Dong-goo is relative to them, or have we just been assuming? These characters are so bad at communicating it's hard to tell,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 8 2017/05/15,
Everything Jin-wook does in the pool with Yoo-mi was taking things a bit too far. It's hard to hate him too much, though, since everyone knows full well that Jin-wook is taking things too far, yet they just can't bring themselves to hate him. It would be nice if we had more people's word to take for it than just Yoo-mi's. Recall that Woo-jin's softened demeanor toward Jin-wook is entirely a result of Jin-wook's actions during the timeskip,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 7 2017/05/08,
One of Yoo-mi's more comforting qualities is her sincere desire to be helpful. At least, that's the sense I got from the odd scene where Jin-wook contrives a work-related reason for him to cook dinner for Yoo-mi, and Yoo-mi simply looks at the entire situation like it was an actual job and not merely a thinly veiled excuse for Jin-wook to spend time with her. Although I suppose it helps that Jin-wook himself probably believes his own ridiculous excuses,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 6 2017/05/02,
It turns out Yoo-mi has one impressive quality that Jin-wook is unlikely to find anywhere else. She's good at apologizing. The irony, of course, is that Yoo-mi hasn't done anything wrong in regards to Jin-wook or his relationships. All the same, at the slightest indication that she has made either Jin-wook or Hye-ri uncomfortable, Yoo-mi demurs. And of course, Jin-wook is left in an even worse mood than usual as a result,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 5 2017/05/01,
Increasingly "My Secret Romance" is getting into a holding pattern, where Jin-wook just acts generally inexplicably grumpy and is unsatisfied that his bad mood results in bad experiences. It's definite regression from the cool version of his character that we saw immediately post timeskip. Jin-wook does seem kind of cool, though, when he's rebuffing Hye-ri in about the most explicit possible terms and Hye-ri proves herself completely incapable of understanding his iciness,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 4 2017/04/25,
In a mildly intriguing plot twist, we discover that Jin-wook's constant pestering of Yoo-mi is less schoolboy crush and more his acting out feelings of harsh resentment for the terrible lie Yoo-mi told him three years ago. You may be wondering what possible offensive lie Yoo-mi could have told Jin-wook in the context of a one night stand and, well, it's actually a pretty convincing one in terms of offending Jin-wook. Although Jin-wook does come off as rather petty for caring about it,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 3 2017/04/24,
So even though we saw Yoo-mi fantasizing about meeting Jin-wook by chance again last episode, this time, Yoo-mi is doing everything she can to avoid the reality of the situation. Which makes sense. Let's recall that, three years ago, Jin-wook was kind of a jerk, and that they were both just a tad drunk. So it's easy to empathize with Yoo-mi viewing Jin-wook's dictatorial demands here as being part and parcel of a mean personality rather than an overbearing effort on his part to be cute,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 2 2017/04/18,
In a somewhat perplexing plot twist, right after the recap of the one night stand, there's a three year time skip and all of a sudden Jin-wook and Yoo-mi seem like completely different characters. Far from being the playboy we last saw, Jin-wook is now taking his corporate responsibilities very seriously. Yoo-mi has picked herself up emotionally and shows remarkable dexterity as a cafeteria chef. About the only commonality they have is their shared wistfulness about meeting that one special person three years ago,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Secret Romance" Episode 1 2017/04/17,
Jin-wook (played by Sung Hoon) is a playboy and a bit of a jerk. The first we see of the guy, he takes over a party and then walks back his sexiness with a rather ridiculous sounding excuse. As mean and selfish as Jin-wook seems at first glance, we do find out by the end that the excuse is actually evidence of Jin-wook's secret good side. Which is fortunate, since up until that point, we frequently see Jin-wook get in trouble for stuff that's not actually his fault, yet never does he seem all that sympathetic,...More
Sung Hoon shares his feeling about wrapping up 'Five Children' 2016/08/23, Source, Sung Hoon has shared his feeling about finishing KBS 2TV's "Five Children".
Sung Hoon wrote on his personal Instagram, "Good bye, Sang-min, I had so much fun", along with a photo of himself from the drama. In the revealed photo, he is showing his signature big smile, cool and manly. Netizens said, "Thank you for the great acting performance", "What should I do, I'm in love with Sang-min", "Can't believe it's over" and more reactions,...More
[Funcurve Review] "Oh My Venus" 2016/03/26,
Love Works Out
"Oh My Venus" is an upbeat romantic comedy with an endearing lead couple, and an even more lovable supporting cast. The premise of the drama is as mundane as it can get – chubby, sassy, newly dumped lawyer Kang Joo-eun (Shin Min-a) wants to lose weight. And a mysterious fitness trainer Kim Yeong-ho (So Ji-sub) with a soft spot for people in 'trouble' is going to help her. Yet despite such a simple and silly topic, "Oh My Venus" brings more emotional depth to its characters through their heart-wrenching backstories and daily struggles than most melodramas do, all the while maintaining a lighthearted, sweet atmosphere,...More
Baek Jongwon's wife So Yoo-jin counterattacks 2016/02/17, Source, So Yoo-jin is coming back as an actress. She is starring in the new KBS 2TV weekend drama "Five Children".
Baek Jongwon and So Yoo-jin got married in 2013. They had their first son in 2014 and a daughter in September 2015. The last drama So Yoo-jin starred in was the KBS 2TV drama "Pretty Boy" and she's been busy as a parent ever since. Cuisine researcher Baek Jongwon became popular as he started appearing on TV. He's starring in the MBC TV show "My Little Television", tvN "Home Cooked", SBS "3 Kings" as more,...More
Sung Hoon becomes a new face for clothing brand, Buckaroo 2016/02/01, Source,
Actor Sung Hoon showcased the stylish casual looks and showed off his firm physique toned through exercises. He became a model for a vintage style casual clothing brand, Buckaroo's 2016 Spring/Summer season.
In the revealed pictorial, Sung Hoon shows off perfect fit in a simple style with a white shirt and a pair of jeans. His sexy and powerful presence does not let you take off your eyes,...More
'Oh My Venus' actor Sung Hoon spotted during fitness training 2015/11/19, Source,
Actor Sung Hoon is currently starring in KBS' Monday & Tuesday drama, "Oh My Venus" as Jang Joon-seong, a former UFC champion who exudes both soft and tough appeals at the same time.
Sung Hoon showed off his wild toughness beginning in the first episode. His 'manly man' appeal, as an athlete turned actor as he is in real life, has captivated the hearts of the drama fans. Both female and male fans enjoyed his trained muscular body shown in between each scene,...More
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chaebol heir, is really quite flawless
in New Tales of Gisaeng. He is the
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Looks like kdrama has another lead star
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