No video this week, as I’ve decided to try doing more of a monthly wrap up/top news video instead of trying to get the video up every week. I fear that it’s just not sustainable for me to do and keep up with, especially when I go back on contract but I will keep up with these weekly posts.
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: None.
Music I’ll be checking out: Chungha (24), G-IDLE, Ken Kamikita (26), Sulli (29).
B1A4’S Jin Young enlisted on the 20th as a public social worker.
-Kim Hye Soo (Signal) confirmed for the movie, The Day I Died.
-Lee Yo Won (Different Dreams) and Choi Gwi Hwa (Suits) confirmed for OCN’s Running Investigators.
-Japanese actor, Yamashita Tomohisa, to star in Hulu drama, The Head. He will be playing an English speaking role. Although this isn’t a jdrama, I am a fan of Yamapi, and a joint project between Europe and Japan. Hulu has been attached to other jdramas and am hopeful that they will eventually be incorporating those into the international areas.
-Kim Kyun Nam and Jung Eun Chae (The Guest) confirmed for The King: The Eternal Monarch. I loved Kyun Nam in Come and Hug Me. This cast is going to be stellar.
-My Love from the Star PD Jang Tae Yoo will be directing the drama, Hyena. Song Hye Kyo and Joo Ji Hoon have previously been offered roles.
-Park Won Sang (Item) and Jang So Yeon (Secret Life of My Secretary) confirmed for MBC's upcoming drama Welcome 2 Life.
-Yun Jong Seok (The Crowned Clown) confirmed for Everyone Lies.
-Kwak Dong Yeon (My ID is Gangnam Beauty) in talks for lead in MBC’s No Second Chance. This would be his first leading role.
-Yum Jung Ah and Yoon Se Ah (SKY Castle) in talks to join the second season of the variety show The Meals a Day. It will be an all female cast, and I am here for it.
Trailer for Park Seo Joon’s movie The Divine Fury was released. I know when it was released everyone was super excited for it. I’m just meh.
Netflix produced Love Alarm to premiere soon. They have been labeling this as season 1, so I’m going to assume that it’s going to be a weirdly split drama. Sigh.
The Russian tv series, Silver Spoon will be getting a Korean remake.
Netflix is producing what is being labeled as the ‘Japanese Game of Thrones’. Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan is going to be in a docu-drama format and co-produced by Smithsonian Canada. Looks like it could be super interesting. I’m not too familiar with Japanese history, so it could be a good medium to learn something.
In lieu of YG’s new CEO, give this link a read.
Ateez had their first music show win this week. Yay! So adorable.
An Australian tv show did a segment that was geared to attack BTS. While there were parts that were just more mean than anything else, it was extremely racist and homophobic. There is a way to make fun and not do what they did, it just show’s laziness, and lack of actual comedic talent.
-I finally completed Love Myself or You, a Taiwanese dramas starring Jasper Liu. When I first started watching it I found out that he’s in a group called Morning Call that I really like. In honor of finishing the show, here’s one of their songs:
-I’m getting more into c-pop, and have been loving everything that I’ve heard from the group Men Envy Children:
-NCT 127 took a BuzzFeed quiz…to find out which member of NCT 127 they were:
-NCT is on a massive social media round, and a couple of the members did a video with the guys from the Korean Englishmen. It’s a great video, and if you haven’t watched anything from them I highly recommend their channel. I’ve been watching for years and it never disapoints.
-JeA (Brown Eyed Girls) came out with a single, Dear. Rude, featuring CHEETAH and both the song and video are INCREDIBLE. Favorite song of the month by far.
-Siyeon from Dreamcatcher did a cover of Speechless from the new Aladdin movie and it’s so good.