The Great Seducer

I’m currently watching The Great Seducer (위대한 유혹자), where Woo Do Hwan got his first leading role in a drama. They gave him another angst-ridden, mature character. Well, he really fits the bill. However I noticed that although he oozes with sexiness, he doesn’t seem to have a natural chemistry with the ladies he is paired with both in here and in his previous drama, Mad Dog. Or it could be that I ship him and Seo Ye-ji in Save Me so much that I’m still not over them as a potential couple. Anyway, I’m more curious about how the relationship between the three childhood friends will develop more than the central love story in this drama. I prefer Si-Hyun to end up with the antagonist instead.

The plot itself isn’t new and it isn’t as gripping as I expect it to be, but at least the cast and the acting are worth watching. Most of the cast are up and coming talents so they bring a sense of freshness. That is enough reason to stay tuned.

 

Edit 3/22/2018:

This track on the OST makes my heart flutter.

Korean Dramas Airing this Fall

The gap between must-watch dramas and time killers is evident. Nothing comes close to While You Were Sleeping this seasonEverything else that is currently airing isn’t gripping enough. I already dropped Black and Temperature of Love after a couple of episodes. Hospital Ship is getting boring. I think they’re becoming too desperate for ratings now that While You Were Sleeping is dominating their time slot. Their recent scenarios feel too forced.

Mad Dog

Woo Do Hwan is literally the only reason to watch Mad Dog. The other characters are the wrong fit and the insurance fraud plot is uninteresting. They are trying to play some romantic tension between Kim Min-joon and Jang Ha-ri but for some reason, I’m not feeling the girl. I think it was in poor taste that the writer and director had to make Woo Do Hwan show off some skin in the latest episode. He is absolutely gorgeous but I don’t think it was necessary. Did they purposely do that to rival Jung Hae-in’s shirtless scene in While You Were Sleeping last week?

Witch’s Court

Witch’s Court seems poorly written as well. For a crime slash legal drama, the plot twists feel lacking. There isn’t enough punch to the case conclusions. The concept of having a  female rapist and a homosexual victim was promising but it wasn’t developed well. The performance of the cast isn’t impressive either.

I remember Jung Ryeo-won from Medical Top Team. She and Lee Si-young from Lookout look so much alike.

Avengers Social Club

It is a series trying to tackle different social issues such as domestic abuse, bullying, and extra marital affairs. The trio just got together to form their revenge plan. I was curious how things will turn out but it turned into some childish comedy. I’m disappointed. I’m dropping this if it doesn’t pick up in the next episode.

20th Century Boy and Girl

One of the better time killers. It has a female lead that looks like a Korean Namie Amuro and an unknown ordinary-looking guy as a male lead. The adults are not as good-looking as their younger selves. I can’t help but think they made this drama to introduce these young actors.

SF9’s Kim In Seong

FNC’s Kwon Do Kyun

KNK’s Park Seung Jun

I’m still observing Go Back CoupleRevolutionary LoveThe Package, and Because This is my First Life. Nothing noteworthy so far. I’m starting to feel the loss of the staple leading actors. I hope the next generation male leads bring up the heat. Woo Do Hwan, Jung Hae In, I’m counting on you!

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