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Kim Jung-hyun’s Remarkable Transition Discussed in Esquire Photoshoot

According to Han Cinema News, Kim Jung-hyun made a remarkable transition as the lead actor in “Mr. Queen”. The drama proved a solid success for tvN. Kim Jung-hyun plays the young King Cheoljong in this fusion comedy with Shin Hye-sun as the leading actress. Shin Hye-sun plays the role of a modern day male chef who time slipped into the Joseon era. The drama opened with a rating of 8% in its first episode and by the ninth episode had ratings going up to 12% with the drama not even reaching its mid season.  “Start Up” only got as far as 5.4% and “it’s okay not to be okayRead More…

True beauty Episode 1 review. Security among insecurity

This episode tells us that Korean society values beauty so much. That people get discriminated against due to their looks. How social norms can affect people’s lives and even lead them to suicide. School bullying can leave scars on people. Poor Lim Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young). Is subjected to being bullied and harassed because of her looks even by her family, is something very serious to take for, if this really happens in a society, or is this only because it is a comedy?  Korean society is beauty conscious, that is a common fact. Korea is one of the main consumers in beauty products evenRead More…

Changing personality: True beauty episode 1

True beauty is based on a popular webtoon. The main character, the Lim Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young) is a girl with an ugly face. Since childhood she has been referred to as the ugly faced girl taking her mothers looks than her fathers. At high school she gets bullied and loses her self confidence because of bullying. After the bullies set up a trap and records her asking a man out for dating, and the man telling her to look at the mirror of herself, she is heartbroken. The video is already on the web, and she cannot go back to her school anymore.  She climbs up a high building and stands Read More…

True Beauty wrapping up interview with Cha Eun Woo

ASTRO’S Singer entertainer Cha Eun Woo participated in a series of interviews after wrapping up his tvN drama “True beauty”, staring there as the Male lead cool guy, stated that he would like to explore his talent further. Based on the hit webtoon, “True beauty” is a romantic comedy about a girl named Lim Ju Gueong (Moon Ga Young), a high schooler who uses makeup to hide her insecurities in her looks. Cha Eun Woo Co-starred as Lee Su Ho, a popular student who has his own emotional wounds hidden. In an interview with OSEN, he said that he had felt pressured about the comments Read More…

Mr. Queen Full review: Dual Personality

Drama starts with the modern era male Chef Jung Bong Hwan working in the Blue House, who used to love dating women, due to an accident finding himself inside a Joseon era Queen’s body. He has to live inside the female body wanting to go back to his normal body so badly, but every attempt failing, has no choice but to stay there as So Yong. He/She finds out that the King does not love her. With the past memory of So Yong gone, Bong Hwan dominates. Not wanting to sleep with the King either, the feeling of the man dominating. She/ He imposes a rule of no touching with the King Cheoljong. Read More…

Mr. Queen Tops all buzzworthy drama lists rising the rank of Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun

As per February 18th data, tvN’s Mr. Queen continued to lead in the ranking of  buzzworthy dramas. Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun took the top two spots for the cast members. Mr. Queen held the top spot for the buzzworthy drama list for the third consecutive week. Shin Hye Sun was in the No 1 spot for the fourth week in a row. Her co-star Kim Jung Hyun rose from the position of No 4 to Number 2. These drama ratings were taken considering news articles, blog posts, online communities, videos, and social media postings about the 23 dramas airing this season. Mr. Queen happened to end Read More…

Episode 20 Review Everything in the right place

I thought it would be a huge stormy ending. But it wasn’t the fun factor missing. That may be the cause. Anyway I accept that it is difficult to wind up things like that. But the team has done a wonderful job in winding up the drama. Without coming to a sad ending. They put both sides and the intermediate side all living. Everyone going to their respective places happily. The King is missing the Bong Hwan spirit in the Queen, yet he loves her. I would have loved it if the Queen had a little more of Bong Hwan in her at the Finale. Remember when she played the perfect Queen, the King did not liRead More…

Mr. Queen Finale Episode 20 Recap: My life without me

Episode 20 starts with the Royal couple inside the Food delivery wagon, and JwaGeun putting his sword inside to check in the wrong cart, thank god. Finally them ending up in the inspectors section. Getting out of the cart, they exchange a kiss and off they go on their mission. The head eunuch was found sorrowfully clearing Cheoljong’s books. And he was shocked to find Cheoljong entering the room and asking him to come with him and help him. Eunuch actually thinks this is the King’s ghost, at first happy to see even the Ghost of the king, but when asked to go with him, telling he shouldRead More…

Mr. Queen Episode 19 Review: Before the Storm

With action packed starting at this episode, subdues as it goes to the middle. Just like something calms down before a huge storm. No comedy, No action. The Queen faces a heavy turmoil before calming down. Leaving an action packed finale. With the Royal couple getting in the wagon on their route to the palace, and JwaGeun checking the cart. Will they be caught?  They have to give solutions for what happens to Jung Bong Hwan and Kim So Yong. What will happen to the King? How the body swap is solved all in the finale.   Let’s wait for the finale. The subduedness of this eRead More…

Mr. Queen Episode 19.3 In the Food Cart

The Grand Queen Dowager, thinks now only with one day left to coronation, every minute counts. And when they put the Donchak believers in their place, why are they fighting back harder? What she has been hearing is not good. Jwageun thinks fighting means the more your opponent steps away the more you believe your actions are justified and become angrier. Therefore , the only solution is giving them a harsh lesson. Jwa Geun is going to utilize cannons to get them under control. In the morning Grand Dowager asks JwaGeun, seeing him carry a sword, does he think the palace is not safe anymore?Read More…