K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 9

"You can marry me again. No matter how many times you come to be my bride, I'll accept you." - Son Oh-gong, Hwayugi Episode 9 Fate or Deadly-fate? This episode revolved only in one theme: intertwined fates. Woo Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) is becoming sensitive as people around him frequently brought up a sore topic -…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 8

This is your new kind of fairy tale... The Princes I have a list of K-drama cliches that I either love or hate and the “return of the first love” usually falls on the hate column. But it still depends on how this plot twist is executed. The reappearance of Jonathan (Michael K. Lee) in…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 7

This Ma-wang written drama revived my numbing heart! ㅋㅋ Mirroring Mermaid Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) and Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) had to deal with a murdered mermaid ghost as requested by the “second son of the Dragon King of the East Sea” (phew, why do royals have long titles?!). Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) didn’t really know the…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 6

No matter how many times you hear those three words, it would mean nothing if it's not from the heart. Tempting Ma-wang The most mischievous main lead that ever steps on K-dramaland, Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi), played around a bit so Ma-wang would experience the torment he feels because of the Geumgonggo. The Great Sage…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 5

Find a guy who would buy your favorite ice cream flavor and even paint the world in your favorite color. Zombie's Memories The search is on to find Jin Bu-ja's (Lee Se-young) missing memories. She could remember bits and pieces of when she was alive but they're not enough to make sense. Good thing Jeo…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 4

New year, new family? Ordinary Is Not Allowed Zombie girl Jin Bok-ja (Lee Se-young) is the new addition to the growing squad of Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo). It seems that everyone in that messaging chat group is not normal. I think it's a criterion to get in that super secret group. Kidding aside, I really…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 3

From a great sage to a great lover real quick! When The Great Sage Fell In Love There's a catch with Son Oh-gong's (Lee Seung-gi) mythical bracelet. He would protect Jun Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) not because of pain but because of love. Sam Jang will get a hold of the Monkey King's heart as long…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 2

Is this the start of Jin Sun-mi's fairytale? Not a Fairy-godmother Lucifer Entertainment CEO Woo Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) is not the fairy-godmother Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) needed. For starters, Ma-wang also has the urged to eat Sam Jang just like other monsters who smell her lotus scent. Nonetheless, Ma-wang still tried to help our newest heroine…

First Impressions: Just Between Lovers, Hwayugi

Happy New Year everyone! We've got a number of premieres last December but as much as I wanted to write my First Impressions for these new dramas, the late subtitling made it impossible. I'm not very certain what's causing the delay but rumor has it that it's because VOD platforms are buying cable dramas thus…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 1

This premiere did not disappoint! The Rabbit Hole I think I've mentioned before that I consider world-building as one of the crucial elements of fantasy series. Unlike other genres, those under the fantasy category needs to create an alternate universe and make unbelievable creatures believable. Hwayugi has successfully introduced its audience to a world where…

Lee Seung-gi finally seals comeback with fantasy romcom Hwayugi

Finally after much hype, Lee Seung-gi (You're All Surrounded) is confirmed to star in the upcoming Hong Sisters' fantasy drama Hwayugi! This will be his first acting project after completing his two-year mandatory military service. Lee Seung-gi will take on the lead character Son Oh-gong, a self-indulgent Monkey King who gets sent to Earth, and…

Lee Se-young in talks, Jung Jae-won (Rapper ONE) confirmed to join Hwayugi

Exciting days ahead for Rapper ONE (Jung Jae-won) as he is set to make his acting debut through the highly anticipated fantasy drama Hwayugi!  On October 19, YG Entertainment stated, "ONE will appear in tvN's new drama Hwayugi as a mysterious character deemed the Young Man." Meanwhile, Lee Se-young (The Best Hit) is also reportedly…

Cha Seung-won, Oh Yeon-seo confirmed for Hong Sisters’ Hwayugi

Finally, some casting developments in the highly anticipated return of the Hong Sisters in dramaland! Cha Seung-won (Splendid Politics) and Oh Yeon-seo (My Sassy Girl) have both signed on to be part of tvN's upcoming fantasy drama Hwayugi. This will be Cha Seung-won's reunion project with the acclaimed writing duo, after their successful team-up in…

Lee Hong-ki offered to join Hong Sisters’ Hwayugi

FTIsland's Lee Hong-ki (You're Beautiful) is the latest Hong Sisters' project alumnus to consider joining the upcoming fantasy romance Hwayugi. Other actors being considered for the possible reunion drama are Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) and Cha Seung-won (Best Love). Hwayugi will be loosely based from the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, but with a modern-day Seoul…

Hong Sisters’ Hwayugi courts Oh Yeon-seo

This is going to be one hilarious fantasy drama! Oh Yeon-seo (My Sassy Girl) is reportedly offered to star in the new Hong sisters fantasy romance drama Hwayugi opposite Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded), who is also considering the male lead role. The fantasy drama will be loosely based from the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, but with a modern-day…