Judge vs Judge and Meloholic

We’re back to the boring days.

While You Were Sleeping ended. So did Go Back Couple, The Package, Avengers Social Club. This week Mad Dog, Witch’s Court, Because This is My First Life, and 20th Century Boy and Girl will end. I’m left with a couple of new time killers:  Judge VS Judge and Meloholic now.

2017 is legal/court drama galore! We saw dramas about prosecutors, defense lawyers, and now judges. Dong Ha appears in Judge VS Judge as a mysterious prosecutor who is insinuated to be a rapist and murderer in the latest episode. Not sure how things will turn out but I’m hopeful that he’ll do better than Jang Mi Kwan did in Manhole.

Judge VS Judge

I think TVXQ’s management is trying to take advantage of the lack of male leads to revive the group’s old popularity prior to the members’ military service stint. TVXQ’s Yunho is the lead in Meloholic while his teammate Kim Kae-Joong was the lead in Manhole. In the said dramas, they took in rising stars, Jang Mi Kwan, the handsome villain from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and Dong Ha, the amnesiac villain from Suspicious Partners as second male leads slash villains. Not a bad formula. They need to give these actors better story lines and characters to make them shine.


I hope something noteworthy comes up soon.

The Next Generation Male Leads in Korean Dramas

With many of the staple Korean drama male leads enlisting in the military in the next few years like Lee Jong Suk, Kim Soo Hyun, Ji Chang Wook, Lee Min Ho, Ok Taecyeon and Jang Geun Suk, here are the new generation of actors who I think will soon takeover the Hallyu universe. They are young, manly, charming and highly effective actors.

Woo Do-Hwan (우도환) , the second male lead from Save Me

Dong Ha (동하), the villain from Suspicious Partners

Jang Mi-Kwan (장미관), the villain from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Kang Min Hyuk ( 강민혁), male lead from Hospital Ship

Yeo Jin-goo (여진구), male lead from Reunited Worlds

Jung Hae-in (정해인), second male lead from While You Were Sleeping