Newsbites

Supposed ending of Boys Before Flowers causes huge commotion

Highly anticipated drama Cain and Abel finally had its opening press conference and will begin on February 18th(woo-hoo!). Poor Han Ji-Min took the prize for most-uncomfortable-in-her-dress actress I’ve ever seen; it’s so obvious in all the pictures that she’s dreadfully afraid of exposure/one of those dreadful clothing mishaps the paparazzi never lets an actor live down.

Se7en, somewhat anti-climatically after all these months of promises and rumours, is finally, actually, officially, making his US debut on March 4 with his single Girls and an MV for it.

Last but not least, uber-popular Kdrama Boys Before Flowers might be extended (hmm. I have mixed feelings about this. I’m afraid they’re going to ruin it by cramming in more content just to make more money)

Upcoming dramas in 2009(mostly Taiwanese)

Cain and Abel – premiers February 18, stars So Ji-Sub, Han Ji-Min, and Chae Jung-ahn – I am really excited about this. I love So Ji-Sub from what I’ve seen so far, and I always like a show about doctors(and brothers) 🙂

Swallow the Sun – stars Lee Wan, story about two men who grow up as best friends and then become bitter rivals

Infernal Lover, starring Mike He, also known as Hua Wu Fei Xue – not sure when this will premier, they’re shooting it right now

Superstar Express, also known as To Get Her, starring Rainie Yang, premiers February 15

Black and White, starring Vic Zhou and Mark Chao, premiers April 11(Vic, unless you deliver a good performance in this drama, I’m giving up on you. I’m not kidding)

Full House 2 is happenning but there’s precious few details on it yet aside from the fact that it will premier in August

Starlit, starring Jerry Yan and Terri Kwan(read: girl who always plays Vic Zhou’s secondary girl), began airing yesterday, but I’m going to stay as far away from it as possible. I honestly crack up every time I read the casting list again. They managed to pair together two of the absolute worst actors in the whole industry – as the main leads of a drama. I like the dramas both Jerry and Terri are in. But they can’t act to save their lives, particularly Terri.

Extravagant Challenge– starring Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin(again, two actors I don’t particularly like), the drama has been postponed indefinitely

Triple, however, is possibly the drama I’m most excited about. Stars Min Hyo-Rin and…Kang Ji Hwan, I think, though to be honest I checked three different sources and they all listed a different actor! so who knows. It’s about figure skaters, however, which imo is something you can’t go wrong with(almost). Premiers May 2009.