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.
Tvn has once again proven that it had nothing to envy to the big 3 channels with the premiere of their newest drama My Secret Hotel.
Described as romantic mystery drama, My Secret Hotel follow the story of Nam Sang Hyo a wedding planner working for the hotel who ends up planning the wedding of her ex-husband Goo Hae Young. Things take a complicated turn when the two of them get entangled in a murder which happened inside the hotel.
The foundation of the story was extremely well put together bringing us the heart of the story and what to expect in the next episodes: it definitely makes you want more. Not only the murder case will keep you interested but the true story behind Sang Hyo and Hae Young break up seems promising as well. (though it does scream stereotypical misunderstanding from really far) I’m particularly enjoying the tension between our divorced couple thanks to a great performance from both Yoo In Na and Jin Yi Han.
I have always been fond of Yoo In Na and I’m very pleased to see her play a mature but heartbroken working woman who still knows how to act like a kid from time to time. I feel like the character of Sang Hyo comes out of Yoo In Na much more easily than Se Mi in YWCFTS. Her chemistry with Jin Yi Han is definitely here. I feel like it is easier to see it between actors when they play divorced couple as they are supposed to play like they have know each other for ever.
As for Nam Goong Min, I was a little bit perplexed at first as I was really disappointed by his performance in I Need Romance 3, but it seems like he grabbed his character pretty well, let’s hope it will continue that way.
Finally, I’m totally loving the music. The ending song remind me a lot of the soundtrack for the movie Drive featuring Ryan Gosling in it. It fits perfectly the secret past between our lead and make me feel all giddy. I sincerely hope Tvn is going to release the song soon because I haven’t felt like this about a drama ending for a loong time now.
My Secret Hotel airs every Mondays & Tuesdays on Tvn, make sure to try it, it is definitely worth it.
Step aside everyone Gong Hyo Jin and Jo In Sung are back and I couldn’t be happier!
It’s Okay, That’s Love premiered a couple of weeks ago (and I’m really late I know) and I’m loving how different the plot is from usual drama…okay it is still man meets woman, they don’t get along but I’m enjoying the mature side of the show.
The story follows the encounter of psychiatrist Ji Hae Soo and writer Jang Jae Yul who both deal with their own traumatic experiences. Things between them turn into a romantic relationship when they end up roommates. Together they slowly take the path of healing. The story so far is extremely interesting! Each character has its own story and show us how nobody is perfect, how everyone has to cope with their own demons. As Ji Hae Soo is a psychiatrist (that word is hard to spell I swear) we also get to discover some patients issues and though they are fictionalized for most of them I really “appreciate” the adult content about it.
The same goes for our main couple Ji Hae Soo and Jang Jae Yul. While I do enjoy dramas were it takes forever for a couple to be together and it’s a big deal when they have their first kiss, it is extremely refreshing to follow a relationship between two adults (with no taboo nor embarrassment) which is closer to the reality than what we see in dramas.
I don’t think anyone else but Gong Hyo Jin would have been able to be Ji Hae Soo. Okay, maybe Song Ji Hyo or Jung Yumi could have. Anyway the point is Gong Hyo Jin is one of those actresses who isn’t scared of taking it off on screen for the sake of her character. She will become her character and not the opposite. (Does that even make sense? I haven’t write in English forever, sorry beloved followers)
While Gong Hyo Jin is amazing she isn’t the only! Jo In Sung and the res of the cast are doing a great job too. I am particularly impressed by Lee Kwang Soo performance as a man with the Tourette syndrome. This isn’t something easy to do and he just showed how diligent he is with his work. Exo’s D.O. whom I believe is it’s acting debut is also very surprising. Despite my love for idols I’m always careful about their acting performances, it has been shown many times in the past but not all idols are great actors yet D.O. has proven to have a lot of potential.
It’s Okay, That’s Love comes from the same people who did That Winter, The Wind Blows so it comes as no surprise that the scenery is fantastic and the camera work is beautiful. The use of color is once again flawless and these zoom-in on Jo In Sung’s charming face are the cherry on the cake!
The beauty doesn’t stop here as the soundtrack is simply mesmerizing! The mix between English and Korean songs is perfect and the genre of songs fits the mood of the drama extremely well!
It’s Okay, That’s Love is currently airing on SBS Wednesdays and Thursdays so go catch up on the show if you haven’t already!