There’s a line in Dear My Friends where they say that no one is interested in the stories of the old people. And that’s probably true. But this drama is highlighting it and telling you – old people have many stories to tell. Old people have just as much drama as young people do in K-dramas. And thanks to No Hee Kyung for really highlighting that and giving these veteran actors and actresses their time to shine.
Alright – it’s back to the news bits! I’m taking a temporary break from full on recapping until Neighborhood’s Hero comes around, so in the meantime I’m going to catch up on some dramas and browse the news every week!
One more romance for the rumor mill: Lee Byung Hoon and Kim Min Hee (Love Marriage). Both their agencies denied any romance between the two. These rumors came up due to a very sizzling photo shoot for a children’s charity in Vogue magazine. The spread’s concept was “Love Actually.”
Really? Aren’t they actors that pretend they’re in love anyways?
Tang Wei and Hyun Bin. Let's forget the laughing lady in the middle.
Oh. My. God. It’s spring! SPRING!
That means romance is in the air! And also allergies.
Hyun Bin was granted a few days leave before he officially starts his marine-military duty. I have never heard of that/knew that they could do that. Anyways – it just so happened his leave coincided with Tang Wei’s visit to Korea. Tang Wei was his costar in the film “Late Autumn,” and she had arrived as a guest for the final screening of the film in Seoul. Rumors started that Hyun Bin and Tang Wei were secretly dating, and that she visited to coincide with his leave. However, both sides’ managements have denied the matter. Apparently, Tang Wei’s visit was a surprise and planned last minute. Hyun Bin only had dinner with friends, including Jang Dong Gun, and planned to spend the rest of his break with family.
Good – because honestly, Hyun Bin-oppa, you need to stop hooking up with co-stars. Unless it’s Ha Ji Won – then I approve.
And great Scott! Chris Columbus (the director of Harry Potter and Home Alone, not the explorer) announced that he will bought the rights to Cha Tae Hyun’s comedy film “Hello Ghost.” The movie just came out last year, and now it’s going to be remade for American audiences. Great. Just great. Wow. I’m sooo frickin’ happy.
Bae Soo Bin is poised to become a big star in Japan. Or at least trying to. His previous dramas Shining Inheritance and Dong Yi have been shown in Japan, thus making his face more visible to Japanese viewers. Now, Angel’s Temptation is also going to start airing in November. While that drama is not the greatest, it is his leading role. Wonder if he’ll go hold a fan meeting in Japan some time this year…
First of all – I Am Legend just may get a musical version! While it’s still unconfirmed on whether it will happen or not, the musical version would work sort of like “Mamma Mia,” where the music will form the basis for the story. It’s possible that they will take the drama’s story and shorten it (I would prefer that), or to take the songs and the characters, but change the story.
Kim Ji Hoon started filming his new drama that’s being touted as the Joseon X-Files, even though it’s officially called Mystery Investigation Record. Here are some photos from the set, with Im Jung Eun.
BoA will be releasing her sixth Korean album on August 5th. It will mark her ten-year anniversary since her music debut, and her return to Korea music scene after five years. (She is one away from matching the number of albums she released in Japan, having released 7 Japanese albums.) BoA will also be touring with Kangta, Yunho, Changmin, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x), and TRAX on the ‘SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR’, which starts in Seoul on August 21.