UEE, Lee Jang-woo to reunite in weekend drama My Beautiful Side

Uee (My Husband Oh Jak-doo) and Lee Jang-woo (Rosy Lovers) are set to reunite in a new KBS2 weekend drama! Insiders have confirmed the two stars' appearance in My Beautiful Side, which will follow the story of a woman who learns that her parents are not really her biological parents and that they are murderers. Uee…

Uee courted to star in weekend drama My Beautiful Side

Uee's (My Husband Oh Jak-doo) agency Yuleum Entertainment revealed that the idol-actress received an offer to lead the upcoming KBS2 weekend drama My Beautiful Side. She is offered to take on the role of Kim Do-ran, a woman with a volatile temper but has a strong sense of responsibility. Kim Do-ran is an English major…

K-Drama Rewind: You’re Beautiful

Gender-bender tropes are extremely popular in K-drama world, and even though this week's Grumpy Flashback is not as smooth as Yoon Eun-hye's Go Eun-chan in Coffee Prince, it's still considered as one of the classic Hong Sisters masterpieces. You're Beautiful was a 2009 SBS drama starring Jang Geun-suk, Park Shin-hye, Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue and Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island. It revolved around the…

First Impressions: Nice Witch, My Husband Oh Jak-Doo, Grand Prince, That Man Oh Soo

You know the saying that when it rains, it pours? The same goes for dramaland. This month has seen a lot of premieres in its first two weeks and we've got a bunch more in the second half. Luckily Children of a Lesser God and Live don't have English subtitles yet so that left me…

Han Sun-hwa joins Uee in MBC Saturday series

Han Sun-hwa (Radiant Office) joins fellow idol-turned actress Uee (Manhole) on upcoming Saturday series, “My Husband Oh Jak-Doo.” Her agency confirmed the news on January 26 despite previously denying the rumours. Sun-hwa will play a major character named Jang Eun-jo. Meanwhile, the former After School member will play the role of Han Seung-joo, a woman…

Uee to marry Kim Kang-woo in new MBC weekend series

Uee (Manhole) will soon be back in dramaland, this time for the Saturday series, “My Husband Oh Jak-Doo.” She’ll star opposite Kim Kang-woo and will join the earlier confirmed cast member Jung Sang-hoon. The former After School member will play the role of Han Seung-joo, a woman in her 30s who would marry a man (Kim…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Finale

We conclude this fun adventure with an episode full of sweet nothings and happy endings. Manhole ended with pretty low ratings, but that did not stop the fans to appreciate the simplicity that this humble show had offered from the start. It presented a story about a young dreamer who was in pursuit of love,…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 15

What an exciting penultimate episode to this wacky series. I know the show has been taking the dark comedy route, but I'm still cool with it as long as they can pull off the finale in a decent manner. GRUMPY ALLEY I swear all the songs in this drama are daebak! PAST VS PRESENT VS…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 14

We witnessed Manhole's diversion from its original time travelling rule once again, and the logic of it all seemed to be completely lost this time. I never expected the drama to follow one single rule anyway, so I welcome any approach in reaching the finale. We are down to the last two weeks of the…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 13

The search is on for the notorious neighborhood assailant! We take a long rest from the time travelling shenanigans and focus more into the dark side of the story. Pil (Jaejoong) is restless after another assault incident, especially now that the latest victim happened to be Goo-gil hyung. JAE-HYUN'S MENTAL STATE Goo-gil is safe (thankfully!)…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 12

Manhole is shifting to a darker approach as we stay in the future timeline for this week. I can sense a very familiar shift from rom-com to dark romance, but I am welcoming this change as much as I enjoy watching this underrated drama. FROM FIGHT MY WAY TO STRONG WOMAN DO BONG SOON REAL…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 11

And the unpredictable timeline continues as Bong Pil (Jaejoong) travels to the future! We finally have a glimpse to the events of the future as our hero returns to his neighborhood. He is now a full pledged police officer! How cute is that police uniform? GRUMPY ALLEY I am starting to get tired of this…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 10

Another enjoyable episode has aired, and Manhole still has its loopholes, BUT the only important thing is - I still like this show. I am still looking forward to watching it next week and the week after that. Because the show is as unpredictable as ever, I can still overlook the plot holes and not…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 9

The harsh reality of going in and out of the magical manhole has hit Pil (Jaejoong)... that no matter how much he wanted to change the past, everything will just reset when he gets back. And the harsh part of it all is that the uncomfortable truths do not change. Jin-sook (Jung Hye-sung) still stole those letters,…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 8

We return to a more realistic present timeline in this hour, and probably the most hurtful revelations to date. GRUMPY ALLEY Don't you just love Manhole's set of OSTs? THE WRATH OF THE SECOND LEAD Bong Pil (Jaejoong) returns to his old life as an ordinary boy-next-door who is still caught up in a one-sided…