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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Song Joong-ki in consideration for Tazza 2

reposted from http://www.dramabeans.com/2013/04/song-joong-ki-in-consideration-for-tazza-2/

They’ve been talking about making a Tazza 2 for so long that I sort of forgot they didn’t already. The hit 2006 gambling movie — Tazza, sometimes called The High Rollers or The War of the Flowers — was based on a manhwa and already had a 2008 drama remake, and is now gearing up to do a sequel film for the fall. The production is reportedly courting Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy, Wolf Boy) to be the leading man, but who isn’t these days? Song is considering the role among other dramas and films, but his reps do say that a film is likeliest for his next project.

The original 2006 film was directed by Choi Dong-hoon (The Thieves, Jeon Woo-chi) and starred Jo Seung-woo in the title role as a hwatu card shark. The SBS drama version starred Jang Hyuk in the same role. The character is slick, cocky, and as daring as he is sharp. The sequel will be helmed by director Kang Hyung-chul, of Sunny and Speed Scandal. So the franchise is pretty much just passing from one box office kingpin to another, though tonally it seems like a departure for Kang.
With one drama remake already in existence, another movie seems like retreading old ground, but maybe the sequel will get a spin? This says nothing about Tazza vs. Tazza 2, but I do like Kang Hyung-chul’s movies better than Choi Dong-hoon’s, so there’s that. Song Joong-ki is closing in on his final year before army duty, so there’s some pressure to pick a good project. Until Nice Guy I wouldn’t have thought he’d be the guy to cast in a movie like this at all, but now I think he’d be great as a slick gambler. Perhaps we’ll see him play a card shark before the year is out?
Tazza 2 is planning for a September release.

Via Sports Hankook, OBS

When A Man Loves - First Impression on the Drama

When A Man Loves piloted Wednesday this week, April 03, 2013. Predictably, the ratings was not so high, as it was on the same night, TWTWB aired their final episode. It's understandable that the drama which will end will have more  viewers glued to the screen, waiting how it will finished. 

But it's alright.  When I watched WAML the following day with it's English sub, I was not disappointed. Once again, my drama addiction was fed. My first impression...interesting! Though it reminded me of East of Eden, Song Seung Hun's previous drama which I remember gathered awards and recognition. He played rough character there also. But, I love him playing a tough guy. He is so manly and it suited him.

I have never watched Shin Se Kyung in a drama before. She looks so young opposite SSH, and though many questioned the chemistry, I see something developing in here, as the drama goes on. They both look good on screen together. And I see that she is trying to match SSH in every scene they were in. I will be really looking forward to the story and how it will develop. 

I like the pace, somewhat fast and it doesn't linger on unnecessary scenes. It's a melo drama, but I am hoping for something that will pinch my heart rather than see the actors crying non stop at every scene. 

When A Man Loves is a beautiful title because it already gives me a clue of what SSH's character is about. A man who will fall in love, or may I say, falls helplessly in love. To be honest, I am not reading the whole synopsis of the drama. But I read somewhere that what I expected was not to be, because, there will be twist in the story involving this four lead actors and actress. it's like she loves him, he loves her and she loves someone else. This should be exciting. How Han Tae Saeng's love for Seo Mi Do will be reciprocated and when.

 Seo Mi Do's character is a feisty young woman who has a lot of pride due to dire financial situation. She does not break down easily. I love this kind of character, because it will be her strength during tough times and trying moments. While Han Tae Saeng was helplessly left by his own mother and I believe he has a dongsaeng, a brother. I am still at a loss at what happened in his family, why his boss kept on saying his mother is a flirt. 

For now, I will say that as I watched the final minutes of episode 2, I was feeling left on a cliffhanger. I am anticipating already next week's episode and wishing it came fast and soon. I'm hoping that writer Kim In Young will not disappoint me. Have yet to watch her dramas, though, but looking at how the two episodes were written, well, I'm satisfied. I believe that the writer will make or break this drama and hoping that as a viewer, my expectation will be reached if not exceeded.:))

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official photos via When A Man Loves FB page

When A Man Loves Episode 1 Screencaps

Love the pilot episode! I hope the story will continuously be interesting.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Updating Kim Hyun Joong's Activities - Barefoot Friends in Vietnam Starts Filming

Sorry, I am late posting, again. This is totally exciting! Hyun Joong already filming for Barefoot Friends with host Kang Ho Dong and some other artists as well.

Photos and fancams as tagged

Let me first update his arrival in Vietnam.

Kim Hyun Joong arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam130404

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Kim Hyun Joong wearing Ao Dai (Vietnamese national costume)

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