Looks like the Coffee House actress is getting married!
The date seems to be set for November 19, and while it’s been rumored, I have seen four separate articles about it, so I’m kind of thinking it’s true. Park Shi Yeon is set to marry her boyfriend of four years, who works in stocks and securities. (One article says they’ve been together since March, so it’s likely that they’ve known each other for a while, and only became serious recently.) The location will be at the Seoul Hyatt Hotel. Of course – if this ends up being complete gossip, my only response is: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…”
Congratulations to the actress! I’m happy to see that she’s found happiness!
Lee Jia attended a script reading of her new drama Me Too, Flower, once known as Return of the Queen.
The script reading was held at MBC’s Ilsan Dream Tower and included Kim Jae Won and Han Go Eun (A Man Called God). No disguise – however short her ponytail or her cap – could completely disguise her. The reading, which went from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, reportedly went by smoothly. And by smoothly, of course I also mean that her scandal and her costars’ possible preconceptions about her didn’t affect the atmosphere.
A Tree With Deep Roots airs on October 5 on SBS, and stars Shin Se Kyung, Jang Hyuk, and Song Joong Ki. A historical-mystery-thriller, it follows Kang Chae Yoon (Jang), an investigative officer, who tries to solve a series of murders under King Sejong’s (Han Suk Gyu) reign. His court lady So Yi (Shin) is a mute due to a traumatic experience, and helps him create the Korean alphabet. She is also the one who may know why the murders are occurring. And then you have Song Joong Ki as the teenage King Sejong.
I’m only writing about this because I actually find the trailer and premise intriguing. I have this feeling it might be another The Princess’ Man, which is a ratings hit. It will go up against the latter half of Can’t Lose and Glorious Jae In, so I’m thinking that it’s going to get a lot of viewers. Yes, Glorious Jae In is helmed by the team that brought you Baker King Kim Tak Goo, but you can’t discount the plot of this one, which is far more interesting than watching a baseball player make his comeback after meeting a nurse. Tree is also brought to you by the writers of Queen Seondeok, so…
Also – did you know that there is a 1983 drama with the same name, also based on the reign of King Sejong? It aired on MBC and starred Han In Soo (Yi San, Stained Glass) and Kim Young Ae (Royal Family, Athena). I’m not sure if the story is the same (I doubt it) but it’s kinda cool if this one is a remake. This drama is also Han Suk Gyu’s comeback after 16 years – his last drama was Hotel in 1995. Baek Yoon Sik (of Harvest Villa) also makes a cameo.
Below are some photos during shooting, as well as a teaser trailer.
SBS has announced that they might air Daepoongsoo (tentative title), a 50-episode historical drama about the founding of the Joseon dynasty with Joo Ji Hoon headlining. It was supposed to go up by the end of 2011, but might be reconsidered for the end of 2012 since production is still in the air.
This would have been Joo’s comeback after he completes his service in November. He had also halted his acting career in 2009 due to being caught for illegal drug use.
I would be SO excited, because I really like him. He knows how to emote, and is the first (and rare) actor who made me cry while watching a drama (it was Goong). But since this is really way off in the future, I won’t keep my hopes up too high, since casting changes are sudden and fickle.
Cha Seung Won pops his best “Blue Steel” look as he models for the 2011 Fall/Winter Fila Collection. The line that he wears is described as a “comfortable yet stylish” look, mixing outdoorsy outfits with normal every day wear. The female model next to him? Meh – who cares? It’s Cha Seung Won!
Although with this photo shoot, all I can pay attention to is how old he looks. He may look “intense” but all I can see is “exhaustion.”
I’m sorely behind on news updates aren’t I? They come in bits and pieces… every three-four days or so…kekeke…Why the two dates? Because in my world, it’s already the 21st, but I SWEAR I was writing this on the 20th.
Anyways – it’s a complete TRAVESTY to see Yoona of SNSDbe cast oppositeJang Geun Suk in the drama Love in the Rain, headed by the Four Seasons-director Yoon Suk Ho. She was chosen because she could portray “innocence and purity” required of the dual characters she’s playing (the mother in the 1970′s and the daughter in present time; Jang is doing the same thing with his character). Why do I hate the casting choice so much?
Because 1) I saw her in 9 End 2 Outs and she was irritating. She’s perfect at being annoying; and 2) I don’t see her appeal. I get that she kinda matches with Jang Geun Suk in terms of youth and looks, but she’s not amazing. I don’t see why people think she’s cute; I think her face is too expressionless save for a placid smile; she’s not even interesting in SNSD music videos; and I don’t think she’s someone who should headline a big drama like this.
I refuse to watch this drama, unless someone puts a head restraint on me to lock my eyes on the screen and watch her act. Call me violently biased, but hey, I can have my opinion on an actress right?
Fabian’s training episodes are pretty cool when you see it, but not that interesting in concept. In general – he’s just training her for when she runs into trouble – her ball falls in the water, or falls into the woods. Mi Soo already can do well in the open green, so he just does “targeted training” so to speak. It makes for interesting sequences because they’re so tough, and you want to see Mi Soo succeed.
However, it also means that Mi Soo will succeed, and therefore the training sequences are so limited. I want more Fabian!!!!
Also, it’s interesting to note that Danny is starting to stand up to Sae Hwa now. He’s finally unable to tolerate how Sae Hwa just glosses over all her problems.
**Sorry these recaps are coming up late! Episode 12 coming soon!**
I LOVE Fabian. He might be a masochistic old man with a rough (but clear) Korean speaking manner, but he’s what makes it hilarious. His expressions are so hammy that they’re kinda awesome. But Jung Woo? I hate him. I don’t get him. I am annoyed at him. And yet, he’s kind of an interesting character… more on that later.
As for Hae Ryung, she became downright whiny in these two episodes. I’m kind of glad that they pushed her out of the picture (artificially) by episode 12 because she is one messed up kid.