Let me die of happiness! As if Nodame Cantabile remake wasn’t enough to make me happy, I just find out that Liar Game (which is probably my all time favorite J-drama) is getting a Korean Remake.
Liar Game (which is also a manga adaptation) follows Nao an extremely honest student who, after receiving 100 million yen is selected to be part of the Liar Game Tournament. The goal is to con the players to get their money. At the end the winner get 100 million yen while the loser is indebted of the same amount of money. After blindly trusting her former teacher who was her opponent Nao find herself on the verge of losing. To avoid this debt she seeks the help of a great swindler who just got out of jail.
Liar Game is probably one of the most stressful and frustrating drama that I have seen over the years but I love it. Everything was so cleverly done that you can’t help but like it (it makes me want to watch it again).
Cast wise, Kim So Eun, Lee Sang Yoon and Shin Sung Rok are apparently in for it. I’m not really familiar about Lee Sang Yoon works so I can’t really say anything about him. But I’m extremely happy to see Kim So Eun back on the small screen and I don’t think there could be a better villain than Shin Sung Rok! Especially for a story that messes up with your mind as much as Liar Game.
The drama will be broadcasted by tvN which makes me optimist for the content of the story. I just hope there won’t be an unecessary love line/love triangle between the three of them. tvN I’m counting on you.
Liar Game is set to premiere in October following the end of My Secret Hotel.
Cantabile Tommorow - First Look - Joo Won
Excuse me while I go cry over Joo Won magnificent look! Cantabile Tomorrow is now officially officially on its way with the first pictures out. Just to remind you Cantabile Tomorrow is the Korean Remake of the amazing Japanese drama Nodame Cantabile (itself adapted from the manga of the same name). The original drama follows Nodame a quirky and extremely weird piano prodigy and her love for the top student of her school Chiaki-senpai, an arrogant but talented musician who aspire to become a conductor.
Though we still have a month left before we can actually see the final product I am extremely fond of the cast chosen. Joo Won has proven to us more than once that these types of roles are meant for him and I couldn’t see anyone else take on the role of Nodame but Shim Eun Kyung. If you are sceptic about her I would advise you to watch her movie Miss Granny which absolutely hilarious. It looks like the rest of the cast has also been carefully chosen as I can see many of the actors fitting the characters perfectly well.
Nodame Tomorrow airs starting October 13th on KBS following Discovery of Love.
Each season, there is that one drama that I start watching when it is almost over and this season it was Marriage Not Dating which caught my eyes belatedly.
Starring Hang Groo, Yeon Woo Jin, 2AM’s JinWoo and Secret’s SunHwa, Marriage Not Dating follows the story of Gong Gi Tae who will do everything not to get married despite the pressure of his family. To make his family accept his choice, he introduces to them Joo Jang Mi who they will never accept.
This drama made me laugh from the beginning until the end. Following the constant format of showing a key scene and then going back hours before the even happen, Marriage Not Dating stayed true to itself the whole time. It is one of the few dramas that didn’t have this usual two or episodes in which the story is just lagging (okay maybe a little bit in the last episode). Even if the story took this dramatic turn we always see in the romantic genre it kept the comedy present.
The cast was perfect and their chemistry was extremely obvious on screen. Han Groo was amazing as the clumsy and kind Joo Jang Mi and I really hope to see her again in a drama soon. I also enjoye JinWoon performance which was much much better than what he did in Dream High 2 (Despite the years I’m still shivering at the thought of it).
The biggest strength of this drama though is the fact that all the relationships are intertwined in a realistic way. (as realistic as it can be for a drama anyway) One character is not stick to kiss one other character and the skin ship is what we would expect from a real relationship. I do believe this is one of the biggest advantage of having your drama produced by a cable channel: you aren’t as restrained regarding what you want to show relationship wise.
I highly recommend this drama to everyone looking for a light rom-com to laught out loud.
The world of k-pop is mourning again today as Ladies Code member’s Rise passed away on the 7th following the death of member EunBi a couple of days before.
There are no words to talk about this tragedy that is affecting fans and non-fans of Ladies Code. EunBi and Rise were way too young to pass away like they did.
I personally felt a lot of pain when I learned about the news. Despite everything I keep hoping this is just some cruel joke, I wish it was just a joke…
My thoughts go to both family who shouldn’t have to deal with such sorrow. My thoughts go to the remaining members of Ladies Code, Ashley, Sojung and Zuny who are way too young to go through such hardship.
I pray for all of them to stay strong in this ordeal. I send my respectful condolences to both families and friends of the deceased.
EunBi, Rise may you rest in peace.
I have been waiting for this soundtrack to be released since I first heard it in My Secret Hotel!
To be quite honest the whole soundtrack deserves to be released and I hope TvN will do so.
Until then let’s enjoy the song and this great drama
First look at Lee Dong Wook for “Iron Man”
Though it hasn’t been long since the completion of Hotel King, Lee Dong Wook has signed for KBS’ next drama Iron Man. The story revolves around a man who “has knives standing upright all over his body because of the pain he’s been through and his encounter with a woman who will help him heal.” This drama has been under the spotlight for a while now because of the production struggles to find a lead male.
Though the summary of the story seem quite weird I am really curious to see what all these knives are about. Lee Dong Wook being part of the cast is making this project even more attractive to me. My only complain (if I can call that a complain) is the presence of Shin Se Kyung in the cast. Despite my hopes that she has improved since her “When A Man Loves” days I can’t help but be worried of her performance. I hope her character will be an interesting one and that she won’t make me hate it because I do have a lot of expectations for this drama.
Here are the first pictures of the drama. Iron Man is set to air after Joseon Gunman starting September 10th.