Can I just say that this is the best news I read upon opening my twitter and facebook account this morning? Wow, I'm so happy and thrilled for Kim Hyun Joong for this new project that will air on KBS2. After my disappointment to what happened in City Conquest, this is truly a blessing for Hyun Joong. As a fan, I embrace all things KHJ and reading this news, I feel that maybe this is the right time for his comeback. And reading about what's the story is going to be about, the era, I know this is his drama for this year. I have a feeling that the character will definitely suit him.
I have yet to read accounts about the plot but as it was tweeted earlier by another KHJ fan, Age of Feelings, which is going to be the title is based on a manhwa.
I googled the exact meaning of the term and this is what it says.
Manhwa (Korean pronunciation: [manβa~manwa]) is the general Korean term for comics and print cartoons (common usage also includes animated cartoons). Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South Korean comics. South Korea is now one of the major producers of comics.
Manhwa has been influenced by the dramatic modern history of Korea, resulting in a diversity of forms and genres, including a mainstream style same as manga. Distinctive manhwa can be found in editorial comic strips, artistically-oriented works, and webcomics serials.
I also scouted for more news about the story and chanced on this one.
Age of Feeling is set in 1930s Shanghai, and based on a manhwa by the same artist-creator who wrote the Damo manhwa, Park Hak-gi. The description is rather vague—we center around lives of young people and their “love and friendship, patriotism and ambition”—so we’ll have to wait for plot particulars, but it is an unusual setting for a Korean drama. The characters will span multiple nationalities—Korean, Chinese, Japanese.
The drama’s time frame is during the Japanese occupation.
I think that a period drama will be HJ's most challenging project. If this will be written and executed beautifully, this drama will make him a true actor. And I do believe he will give justice to his role and to the story.
I will not be bias here just because I am a fan, but I think there is a right time and a right project for every actor and if this turned out to be the one for HJ, this is going to be daebak!
November will be another great month for me, because not only it is my birthday, it is the aring month of Age of Feeling.
I also decided to share the news regarding KHJ's comeback.
[단독]김현중, '감격시대'로 3년 만에 연기 재개
KBS 수목극 '감격시대'로 3년 만에 안방 복귀
배우 겸 가수 김현중이 3년 만에 안방극장으로 돌아온다.
김현중은 하반기 방송되는 KBS 2TV 새 수목미니시리즈 '감격시대'(극본 김진수 고영오 이윤환ㆍ연출 김정규)의 남자주인공 신정태 역을 맡을 예정이다. 제작사의 섭외 제안을 받고 긍정적으로 출연을 검토한 김현중은 최근 제작진과 미팅을 갖고 합류할 뜻을 밝힌 것으로 알려졌다.
김현중은 2010년작 '장난스런 키스' 이후 3년 만에 연기를 재개한다. 당초 동명 만화를 원작으로 한 '도시정벌'의 주인공으로 낙점돼 일부 촬영을 마쳤지만 편성이 불발돼 하차 수순을 밟았다.
한 드라마 관계자는 "한 차례 아픔을 겪은 터라 김현중은 더욱 신중히 작품을 골랐다. 연기에 대한 갈증이 컸던 만큼 '감격시대'에서 달라진 모습을 보여줄 것"이라고 기대감을 드러냈다.
'감격시대'는 1930년대 중국 상하이를 배경으로 사랑과 우정, 애국과 욕망에 아파한 젊은이들의 이야기를 그린 드라마다. 김현중은 극중 악동 같은 영웅 신정태를 연기한다. 평소에는 엉뚱하고 덜렁대지만 가족과 나라를 사랑하고 주먹 하나로 상하이 뒷골목을 제패한 대륙 최고의 파이터이자 낭만주의자다.
'감격시대'는 '바람의 파이터' '다모' 등으로 유명한 방학기 화백의 동명의 만화에 뿌리를 둔 작품이다. 1930년대 중국 상하이를 배경으로 사랑과 우정, 애국과 욕망에 아파한 젊은이들의 이야기를 그린 로맨틱 누아르를 표방한다.
And the post via Henecia Philippines that made me happy and grinning and waiting...
[News] KHJ confirmed to cast on KBS2 new Wed-Thurs drama called 'Age of Feelings' as the male lead. It is based on manhwa written by Park Ha-Gi and the story depicts in year 1930 Shanghai, with the theme of 'love, friendships, patriotism and desire'
P/S: this story's background depicts the Japanese occupation era in Korea.. and it had been reported previously the drama will be aired on November.
The 'Age of Feelings' manhwa series ..
Well, will surely follow up this great news as the cast completes.
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a follow up news from allkpop
a follow up news from allkpop
Kim Hyun Joong to possibly return to the small screen through 'Inspiring Generation'
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