Star Intro: Yang Se Jong, The Monster Rookie


Yang Se Jong (양세종) — a name that not very many know yet, and overseas media currently overlooked. It’s understandable since he only has three dramas under his belt, but even with just three, he has managed to snatch SBS’ attention and has been offered his first lead role due to his outstanding performances in latest drama, Duel.

Korean media gave him several nicknames too, and they didn’t stray too far off from the word ‘Monster’, LOL. ‘Monster actor’, ‘Monster rookie’, Monster newcomer, as well as ‘Yeongi Byeontae’ are one of the few. Continue reading “Star Intro: Yang Se Jong, The Monster Rookie”


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Star Intro: The Multi-Talented Park Bo Gum


Park Bo Gum (박보검) — the boy who has the sweetest smile — first captured my attention when he played the Cellist, Lee Yoon Ho, in Naeil’s Cantabile (2014). I was immediately taken by his sunny smiles, and his synergy as the conductor with S Orchestra. At the time I thought, “Geez the music he was conducting sounds messy (as compared to Nodame Cantabile’s Rhapsody in Blue)”, but I couldn’t take my eyes off of him because he was so charming while conducting. I find myself wishing he is Chiaki Shinichi instead whilst watching the drama.

As the second male lead who appears much later in the drama, it would usually take longer for viewers to connect with the character, but Park Bo Gum is a scene stealer, and has immediately stolen my heart. Continue reading “Star Intro: The Multi-Talented Park Bo Gum”

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