It’s really awesome that every winner of the DramaFever awards managed to send a message through video to their fans, and a lot more came in person to pick up the awards! George Hu and Arden Cho did a great job hosting, although I feel that Arden was more on point with the hosting duties than he was. That’s not to say that their jokes and overly-forced flirting was not amusing. Poor Arden, George Hu was just not up to doing the Pinocchio toast kiss!
The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards was such a BLAST! It was really fun seeing the stars arrive on the red carpet and then watching them live on stage. I was sitting near the back of the orchestra level so I still had a great view of the stage, and felt so close to the stars. I could have sworn Lee Tae Hwan was looking at me!
It’s a new year, and a new awards season! Okay, I have to admit I haven’t really been following the Academy Awards/Golden Globes/SAG awards in the States, though I hear about snubs and lucky nominees. (The Lego Movie – how could thou be snubt!?) In any case, it’s a busy time for dramas too! And I’m happy to say that I’m attending the DramaFever Awards again!
As if Taecyeon weren’t enough, Woo Young from 2PM and miss A’s Suzy will be joining the cast of Dream High as an overseas dancer and an aspiring singer respectively. Suzy is also the “prettiest girl” at school. Sigh* I don’t know how I feel about all these boy/girl idols going on to a drama. Just because they sing doesn’t mean they’re talented enough to act – especially since I feel that most girl/boy groups are “manufactured” nowadays, if you know what I mean. But miss A seems to be quite the hot band nowadays – I keep hearing about them.
Not to be outdone – U-Know Yunho is cast as Oh Yoon Jae, a special forces soldier for the National Maritime Police Academy in Poseidon, costarring Eric Mun. Tryin’ to prove he’s got more acting skills after his sad flop Heading to the Ground.
Well, well – Se7en is sure making us notice him with this particular song – “I’m Going Crazy.” The music video stars him and his real life girlfriend Park Han Byul (Oh My Lady), and it provides a glimpse into what a relationship with a star is like. Park’s role is made to sound quite annoying because she always seems to be on his case, and the overlapping dialogue lines don’t help. However, it’s not entirely her fault for driving him away, since he doesn’t wish to acknowledge her publicly and never has time for her. There is an element of physical violence, although done in rewind, that reminds me of “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rhianna – except the latter song is much, much, much more violent.
It is the end of the month! Bye bye August, bye bye summer!
And to end the summer – Lee Byung Hoon‘s entertainment company just announced that he will NOT be starring in IRIS 2. That doesn’t mean ATHENA, by the way, in case anyone’s confused. (Who’s confused? I’m not confused!)
So not only is he not appearing in the spin-off, but he’s not appearing in the sequel (which is slated to air in 2011). Can we then assume that his character [SPOILER] is dead [END SPOILER]? If so, oh mighty gods I rejoice!!!!!! Call me mean, but seriously – I’d be glad if that were the case.