Ever since it was first announced, the drama has garnered attention for various reasons: some finds it interesting that dramaland is welcoming a new imaginary Imperial Korea drama after quite a while (Princess Hours, anyone?), but the main attraction has the writer to be thankful for. Kim Sun-ok has scored a prime time slot for her drama after making a name for her ultra-makjang weekenders, but prior to that, she was already famous for her makjang works like her widely known Temptation of Wife. Thus, it is no big surprise that The Last Empress or 황후의 품격 (literal title The Empress’ Dignity) scored 7 to 8% ratings for its first week.
Actor Shin Sung-rok has not been on the small screen since The King’s Face in 2014, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that he is featured on L’ Officiel Hommes this May! It’s great to see him again ❤ ❤ He was one of the actors who starred as Death in Korean musical Elisabeth which ran from June to September last year and was cast in action film Secret Agent alongside Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo and Han Ji-min. A release date for the movie has not been set, but it is said to be sometime this year. I first saw him in 2007’s Thank You and last in 2013 hit drama You Who Came From The Stars where his performance as the villain was captivating. Then I heard of how he shone in tvN’s Liar Game back in 2014 (but haven’t seen it yet T.T) so I must make time for it! As we look forward to his dramaland comeback, take this opportunity to check out the pictorial. How about some poker cards? 😉
Did I get the title right? Because I sure love these men and their pictorials for the upcoming month of August! Shin Sung rok, Seo Kang joon, Lee Joon, and Yeon Jung-hoon are set to graze the pages of various Korean magazines, so prepare yourself for the eye candies under the cut!
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