(Note: The English translation of the drama’s title has many incarnations, but for this blog I’ll be using the Netflix version since I saw it there.)
Out of the many new and not-so-new but I haven’t seen Korean (and non-Korean) series out there, I ended up watching Moon Embracing The Sun again. For some reason, Back in Time (시간을 거슬러) from the Moon-Sun OST kept playing in my head for several days even if I’ve never listened to it since what… 2012 or 2013? It’s weird, but I took it as a sign that I should go and watch Moon-Sun again. It’s been about eight years since I last saw it, after all. Thankfully, the show is on Netflix so I didn’t have to rummage through my old files anymore.
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Image credits: visitkorea.or.kr
It seems that the current trend in Korean drama casting these days is to reunite actors who have previously worked in another project. I’m not sure when it all started, but the first one that came to my mind are Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun, both of whom have worked before as Yennicall and Zampano in the movie Thieves before pairing up in the now-classic K-Drama hit, You Came From the Stars. [Edit] Correction: the earliest I could think of now are Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa from You Are Beautiful to Heartstrings.
Other on-screen couples who have reunited for another project are:
Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae – from My Girl, to Hotel King.
Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra – from Successful Story of a Bright Girl, to the upcoming Korean remake of the Taiwanese drama Fated To Love You.
Eric Mun and Jung Yoo Mi – from Que Sera Sera to the upcoming KBS2 drama Discovery of Romance
Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy – from Dream High, to Suzy’s cameo in You Came From The Stars (then again, they never really ‘separated’ as they have been the image models for Bean Pole apparel since Dream High days up to the present)
The latest news is that after eleven years, the Stairway to Heaven couple of Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo might reunite on screen again for the drama “Temptation“.
I can only wish that my Full House couple – no, I’m not talking about Kim Sung Soo and Han Eun Jung – would reunite for another project, too. Or is that next to impossible now? Should I bring out my “when pigs fly” card?
Edit: I’ve just realized that a Full House couple has already reunited on screen. Rain and Kim Sung Soo in R2B.
Speaking of BiKyo…
Rain is already confirmed to attend the Shanghai Film Festival for his Chinese movie, Hong Yan Lu Shui. There are persistent rumors that Song Hye Kyo might attend, as well, for the press conference of her new Chinese movie, I Am Queen.
Do your thing.
This is one of those moments that just has to be immortalized on this blog.
Last March 9, a friend made this photo of Kim Soo Hyun as her cover photo on Facebook:
Naturally, there was much teasing (because someone finally dislodged her long-time cover on Facebook ) and swooning at that handsome face. We were so entranced that it took almost three days before someone asked if Kim Soo Hyun was reading that magazine upside down.
To be perfectly honest, I was one of those who never noticed that the magazine was upside down until someone pointed it out. My Agent P senses need some sharpening…
In related news, er, “news”, this Buzzfeed article about You Came From The Stars is just cray-cray:
An Insanely Popular Korean Drama Is Ruining Lives In China
WARNING: this post may include SPOILERS. Don’t read if you haven’t seen the drama yet and you don’t want to be spoiled.
How do I blog about You Who Came From The Stars? The experience is proving to be too difficult to put into words. (Or maybe it’s just my brain currently wired towards writing audit reports, hence, it’s too difficult to switch to blog mode. Proof: I used the word ‘hence’.)
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…you learn that said drama will only air one episode this week due to the Lunar New Year celebration, and you literally hear simultaneous cries of
from all corners of the earth.
That’s how big You Came From The Stars is.
And just because he’s part of said super-popular K-drama, I want to re-post my (latest) pic with the handsome Park Hae Jin.
My new goal: a photo with the Hot Boy, aka. Kim Soo Hyun. I’m claiming it now.
(The old goal, ie., pic with Rain? I know he’s been allowing to take pics with fans now, but for some reason I feel that said goal will never happen to me because the universe hates me when it comes to Rain.)