Headlines: July 15, 2012

Just a few Headlines:

1. By FAR the best episode to date.  On every.  Single.  Count.  Hands down the best of the lot.  Oh my gawsh, I don’t even know how to express how awesomely awesome and amaztastically amazing Episode 16 of A Gentleman’s Dignity was.  I think less is definitely more right now, so I’ll stop waxing lyrical.  Just one last note: ratings hit another high with 23.7% nationaly (AGB Nielsen).

 

2. The new Mon-Tues king The Chaser is not getting an extension after all.  The writer is having serious health issues so they’re gonna finish up this Tuesday with Episode 16.  I’m sad to see the drama go and sorry to hear the writer’s unwell, but I’m really glad they decided to stick to 16 episodes instead of 17.  I could defs feel the slight drop in tempo the last few episodes, and the excessive use of flashbacks was… excessive (always a big red flag in my book).  Everything’s now gotta be crammed into 2 episodes instead of 3, which I look forward to enthuuusiastically.  Show’s gonna go out with a BANG!  Catch the penultimate episode tomorrow!

 

3. Singer Jo Gwan-woo was cut/stabbed in the neck with a broken soju bottle early this morning, and he had to get 130-some-odd stitches.  *shudders*  I came to like him on I Am a Singer last year and really feel for him as a fellow person after watching him on talk-show Win Win.  The person who stabbed him is reportedly a close friend of many years, and though the two were drunk while heading home, no fight or any bad feelings had been exchanged when the violence was perpetrated.  Strange…  Jo and the perpetrator have settled out of court and Jo is recovering at the hospital.  Best wishes.

 

4. The epidemic thriller The Virus (Yeon-ga-shi), reminiscent of Contagion (which I never got around to watching), has set a box office record this year.  They’ve broken the 3.2 million mark (in Korea they count the number of tickets sold, not revenue made) in just 11 days, which is the fastest rate of any Korean movie released this year.  I’m so happy for Kim Myung-min and, of course, Dong-wanThe epidemic thriller The Virus, reminiscent of Contagion (which I never got around to watching), has set a box office record this year.  They’ve held onto the #1 spot the last two weeks and have broken the 3.2 million mark (in Korea they count the number of tickets sold, not revenue made) in just 11 days, which is the fastest rate of any Korean movie released this year.  Not sI’m so happy for Kim Myung-min and, of course, Dong-wan!!

 

Via fnnews, edaily, donga, donga

 

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