Top 7 Best Looking Villains

Top Villain Benedict Cumberbatch

Isn’t Benedict Cumberbatch so strikingly good-looking? I decided to look back and think about all those dapper looking men whose eyes have looked deep in my soul and charmed my pants off – except they’re evil as heck and should not be touched with a ten-foot pole. Note that these guys aren’t your average “second male lead who’s sole evil is stealing the main girl from the main guy.” No, these guys have crimes under their belt.

Warning – Spoilers abound! Mainly because not every villain in every K-drama is obvious from the get go. Sometimes it’s a twist, which makes it even more gut-wrenching when the actor just happens to be oh so hot. Or pretty darn good looking.

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A Spate of Car Accidents Plague Actors

Really, almost every other day, someone’s had a car accident. I’m sure the current weather in Korea isn’t helping, as it is the rainy season, and even if you drive carefully, you can still end up skidding. But still…can we get no-skid tires and alert drivers for these people!?

Yoo Seung Ho is the latest actor to get in a car accident.

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News Bits: 7/18/11 Edition

It’s YOON SANG HYUN!

The actor who portrayed an over-the-top Hallyu star (before Cha Seung Won, natch) is the “big Hallyu star” to costar alongside Choi Ji Woo in her upcoming drama Can’t Lose. He will play her lawyer husband who becomes her ex-husband.

Whoa! I don’t know if I’m happy about this or not. I personally love Yoon when he’s being over the top but in a comic way. I don’t think that’s the tone this drama is going for, but wouldn’t it be funny to see Choi Ji Woo act more carefree and loose – kind of like how she is in 2 Days 1 Night? I mean, that would make this lawyer-divorce drama a little more fun to watch.

Scent of a Woman Reveals Trailer

Ooooh. Well first off, the trailer reminds me terribly of Last Holiday, where because of a terminal illness (diagnosed by the straight-faced Uhm Ki Joon), Kim Sun Ah takes control of her hapless, humdrum life, and gives herself a well-deserved makeover. She is a lowly employee who’s in love with Lee Dong Wook, her big boss, but he doesn’t even know she exists. Of course, when he encounters the beautiful, made-over her, he spends a day with her and (presumably) falls for her. OK in Last Holiday Queen Latifah didn’t exactly get together with Timothy Hutton, but he was her boss, and he didn’t recognize her either.

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Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah Party on the Beach

I didn’t expect Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah, the stars of the upcoming drama Scent of a Woman, to get together so fast.

Kim plays a woman who learns that she has a terminal illness and not much longer to live. Voila – she makes a change to her life and attracts the attention of chaebol Lee. I’m surprised he’s taken to her so quickly, and wonder if he knows who she is. He – or his family rather – owns a travel company; she works at a travel company. Who wants to bet they work at the same company?!

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News Bits: 6/14/11 Edition

Here’s a look at the first script reading for Scent of a Woman, where you can see Kim Sun Ah, Seo Hyo Rim, and Uhm Ki Joon around the table. Where’s Lee Dong Wook? What’s with the ahjumma hair? and What’s with the hair and very skinny face? Only Seo looks somewhat fashionable for this script reading, while the other two look like they rolled out of bed.

Not that I’m holding it against them – I actually find it very funny and endearing, because they look more like normal people than big celebrities.

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News Bits: 6/10/11 Edition

Seo Hyo Rim (who was last seen in Sungkyunkwan Scandal as Jun Tae Soo‘s silly younger sister who was in love with Micky Yoochun) will take a dramatic turn as she joins the cast of Scent of a Woman. The drama, which also stars Kim Sun Ah, Lee Dong Wook, and Uhm Ki Joon, will air on July 16. Seo’s character is a cold-hearted chaebol heiress (OOH – hey! It’s not a cold-hearted chaebol MAN, but a WOMAN!) who has had her heart broken after willing to give up her entire wealth to be with this man.

Iiiiinteresting.

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47th Baeksang Awards

Photos! Winners! Whee!

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News Bits: 7/16/10 Edition

Big news indeed.

Jung So Min (Bad Boy) has been selected to star opposite Kim Hyun Joong in Playful Kiss. This is good news – for me – because she is someone who went to school for acting and did well in her drama debut (based on the praises she received). What I was worried about was that another idol actress would be cast and then we would have two singers-turned-actors in our hands. Not that they’re all bad… it’s just someone’s got to even out Kim in case he will be bad.

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Moon Geun Young to Star in ‘Closer’

Alongside Uhm Ki Joon, who was the last casting news I heard for this play, Moon Geun Young will appear in the Korean version of the play “Closer.”

She will play Alice, the stripper who finds herself entangled with both men in the plot. The role was previously played by Natalie Portman. By taking on this role, Moon will be shedding the little that is left of her reputation as “Nation’s Little Sister.”

This is crazy….good! I’m sure Moon is going to be successful in this role. She’s almost like Natalie Portman too, who was a child actress but managed from the very start to take on mature roles. But Natalie Portman was/is cute too.

source: asiae