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  1. From Soompi: https://www.soompi.com/article/1369979wpp/jung-ryeo-won-lee-sun-gyun-praise-each-others-chemistry-and-passion-in-war-of-prosecutors Jung Ryeo Won And Lee Sun Gyun Praise Each Other’s Chemistry And Passion In “War Of Prosecutors” DRAMA PREVIEW Dec 6, 2019 by C. Hong On December 6, JTBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “War of Prosecutors” shared an interview with its lead actors, Lee Sun Gyun and Jung Ryeo Won. Unlike previous legal dramas, which tended to focus on the high drama and media glitz of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, “War of Prosecutors” shows the average lives of ordinary prosecutors. Lee Sun Gyun plays Lee Sun Woong, who works at the Public Prosecutors’ Office in his local district, and Jung Ryeo Won plays Cha Myung Joo, who is rising in her career at the Central District Office when she is suddenly transferred to a branch office. The two actors filmed a commercial together about 10 years ago, but have not worked together since. They said, “At the time, we thought our chemistry was good, and now we’ve finally met again. We wanted to act together, so we’re glad that we could meet through a good project. We’re having a lot of fun filming.” Lee Sun Gyun said, “Jung Ryeo Won is a very passionate and detailed actor. She has the most positive energy out of anyone on set and it’s very welcome from the point of view of someone who works with her.” Jung Ryeo Won added, “We’re good friends, so being on set is fun.” The drama also shared stills of a meeting between their characters in the drama, running into each other late at night and discovering that their offices are basically next door to each other. Although the two of them will be colleagues from now on, there’s still an air of awkwardness around their handshake. Jung Ryeo Won said, “During the drama, our characters will flip their senior-junior relationship. Sun Woong was the senior when they were in university, but Myung Joo passed the bar first, making her the senior in their working relationship. That’s why the posters say that my character is the 38th class and his character is the 39th class.” “War of Prosecutors” premieres on December 16 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Check out a teaser here! WATCH NOW Source (1)
  2. From Dramabeans: Different approaches to justice in Diary of a Prosecutor by tineybeanie If these teasers are a good indication of how this drama is going to be, I’m definitely tuning in. Slice-of-life legal drama Diary of a Prosecutor doesn’t feature any great corruption or a thrilling revenge story. It’s about the low-key lives of ordinary prosecutors from the peaceful Jinyoung provincial office, who have to deal with unending amounts of work and who work hard to resolve even the most trivial of civil disputes. Lee Seon-kyun (My Ajusshi) plays a prosecutor with strong survival skills, and Jung Ryeo-won (Greasy Melo) plays a three-times ace prosecutor. In the newly released teasers, we see their different approaches to solving the adorable case of fighting sisters. As he’s busily organizing papers, two cutie patooties walk into Lee Seon-kyun’s office. Welcomingly, he asks whether they’re here for the Career Day experience. The younger girl shouts angrily in adorable satoori, “Yes! But my sister bit me!” The older sister immediately fires back that the younger one bit her too. Lee Seon-kyun slowly emerges from his desk and gently asks what the origin of the fight was. They busily accuse the other of saying mean things like “You smell” and calling names like “Bug.” Lee Seon-kyun gives his final judgement by saying that since it hurt both of them when they bit each other, he thinks they should apologize to each other. He places their hands together and tells them goodbye, but it seems as though both sisters are unhappy with the verdict. In Jung Ryeo-won’s office, she begins the interview by stating that although there probably aren’t any credible third-party witnesses; perjury is punishable by law. And we see the same two sisters standing before her (perhaps wanting a second opinion after the unsatisfactory conclusion with Lee Seon-kyun). In intimidating legal jargon, she begins to summarize the case: “Legally speaking, in this case, the younger sister is the assailant and the older is the victim. However, because the younger sister was harmed first and more severely, this counts as excessive self-defense on the part of the older sister.” Both sisters look afraid and repentant as though they’re both defendants on trial in front of her. In the end, Jung Ryeo-won draws the conclusion that the older sister must apologize to the younger. Softly, she apologizes, and when Jung says “Properly, please,” she immediately grabs her younger sister toward her and they hug (but it seems like it’s mostly out fear of Jung’s presence). JTBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Dairy of a Prosecutor will begin airing on December 16, after the end of Chief of Staff’s run. http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/12/different-approaches-to-justice-in-diary-of-a-prosecutor/
  3. Lee Seon Kyun explains why he picked this drama to be his comeback project after My Ajusshi. I think he is much attracted to the heart-warming story of an ordinary, unglamorous prosecutor's life. https://www.sedaily.com/NewsView/1VRYDY1K7Z
  4. Very curious to see what nuggets are included in the TMI box. I wish someone would translate soon. So the official JTBC English title is Diary of a Prosecutor. Here's the website: http://tv.jtbc.joins.com/diaryofaprosecutor
  5. Their reactions at seeing LSK "all dolled up" were so hilarious. I guess it was a big shock after spending 2 whole weeks with the unkempt and perhaps smelly version of the man.
  6. What a pleasant surprise to see LSK at number 24. His wife is ranked #22. I guess doing variety really helped. https://www.soompi.com/article/1368672wpp/november-movie-star-brand-reputation-rankings-announced November Movie Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced CELEB Nov 29, 2019 by E. Cha The Korean Business Research Institute has revealed this month’s brand reputation rankings for film actors! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community awareness indexes of 50 popular movie stars, using big data collected from October 29 to November 30. Lee Young Ae, the star of the new crime thriller “Bring Me Home,” topped this month’s list with a brand reputation index of 8,046,382. High-ranking phrases in the actress’s keyword analysis included “Bring Me Home,” “age,” and “mom,” while her highest-ranking related terms included “return” and “appear.” Gong Yoo took second place in the rankings with a brand reputation index of 5,276,458, while Kim Eung Soo followed in third place with a total index of 4,502,991. Actress Gong Hyo Jin came in at a close fourth with a brand reputation index of 4,309,452, while Lee Jung Jae rounded out the top five with a score of 4,302,448 for November. Check out this month’s top 30 below! Lee Young Ae Gong Yoo Kim Eung Soo Gong Hyo Jin Lee Jung Jae Jo Yeo Jeong Honey Lee Kwon Sang Woo Lee Byung Hun Ma Dong Seok Jo Jin Woong Moon So Ri Ha Jung Woo Kim Hye Soo Yoo Jae Myung Heo Sung Tae Oh Jung Se Park Seo Joon Moon Geun Young Hyun Bin Yoon Kye Sang Jeon Hye Jin Kim Hee Ae Lee Sun Gyun Jang Hyuk Son Ye Jin Ryu Jun Yeol Jang Dong Gun Kim Hee Won Kim Nam Gil
  7. You're right. These are character teasers and not actual scenes from the drama. The contrast is stark and I'm loving it. I do wonder if the show is going to portray one way to be more "right" than the other? And is JRW's character 36 years old and LSK's 39? So he is playing young again after going old in My Ajusshi.
  8. What's with the strange lighting of the latest teaser featuring LSK and the little girls? Also, I'm not liking the character posters that much. Can't wait to see more!
  9. Another lovely chapter, @LaRoseme. So glad you picked it up again. Your update and the other one posted recently just kinda made my week. It had been a long time since I visited the fanfic site, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the new posts. Gosh, isn't this beautiful?
  10. I haven't seen the last episode, but I'm amazed that someone recognized LSK from Parasite because LSK the traveler looked NOTHING like the suave, impeccably dressed Mr. Park. Furthermore, I thought that movie was hardly promoted in Russia?
  11. Maybe only the nominees got invited? I didn't know the Siberia team had another gathering. They are becoming a close bunch, aren't they? This was like the 3rd gathering after the returned? Is there another episode next week?
  12. So he is the boss at the branch office and the one who is wondering why LSK seems to be having a "bad attitude" in the restaurant. http://www.slist.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=115783
  13. Didn't realize Blue Dragon was last night. I guess LSK chose not to attend after all. Did everyone else in the cast attend?
  14. Jeon Hye Jin gets to act alongside the biggest movie stars in South Korea, more than her husband does. I guess it helps that she is a woman and not quite exactly in leading role territory yet.
  15. How about just one movie with a very very good director and script? That's all I'm asking. I don't want to sound "romance crazy," but it's good to know I'm not the only one feeling trolled by the latest teaser of the prosecutors eating.
  16. I have a feeling he won't attend just because he doesn't usually attend unless nominated. On a different note, he's almost done shooting the new drama. It's about time he announces his next project.
  17. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/11/parasite-cinematographer-hong-kyung-pyo-1202189824/ ‘Parasite’: Shooting Bong Joon Ho’s Social Thriller Through the Lens of Class Divide Cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo explains the visual intricacies of conveying class divide through vertical compositions, rain, stairs, and contrasting lighting conditions. Bill Desowitz Nov 15, 2019 6:41 pm @BillDesowitz “Parasite” Neon [Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers.] Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-contending “Parasite” masterfully explores class divisions in Korea with voyeuristic delight. Watching the poor family leave their cramped semi-basement home to overtake the wealthy family’s exquisite mansion becomes a tragicomic exercise in the futility of aspiration. The director crosses Hitchcock with Buñuel yet provides his own sense of cunning and precision. He populates the frame with doppelgangers while emphasizing vertical spaces, and cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo executes his vision with stunning visual contrasts. “First, I tried to reflect the gap between the rich and the poor in the amount of sunshine,” said Kyung-pyo. “This was something that director Bong and I had already studied the most with discussions and test shooting. In terms of topography, if you visit the concentrated semi-basement area in the lowland and the rich area in the highland, the difference in the amount of sunlight is obvious. To make Ki-taek’s [Song Kang-ho] semi-basement house and the open set of Park’s [Lee Sun-kyun] mansion more realistic, we collected data by repeatedly testing and checking the sunlight in each location, which are regarded as in the same neighborhood in the film. In the rich mansion, on the high ground, you can see the sunlight all day long through the wide windows everywhere during all the daytime when the sun is up. On the other hand, sunlight comes through a small window in the semi-basement house and can be seen only for a short moment of the day. The sunny area is just as limited as the size of the small window.” That is why residents of semi-basement units turn on the indoor light during daytime; therefore, the cinematographer installed the same kind of low-end lighting lamps (greenish fluorescent and tungsten incandescent) used by Korean households in Ki-taek’s home. “A little more extreme setting here is the secret underground space of the rich house,” continued Kyung-pyo. “In this space, we applied the same lamps which are used in Ki-taek’s house, but added some variations in their arrangement and contrast. “Parasite” Neon “However, Park’s house, having received generous sunlight during the day, goes on to enjoy the luxury of elegant artificial lights when the sun goes down. We appropriately placed expensive indoor lighting and LED lighting that were actually installed in such mansions. We focused on depicting the softness and the sophistication exclusive to rich households by using warm-colored lights, gentle indirect lighting, and applying dimmer switched (unlike greenish fluorescent light). In the end, semi-basement lighting was ‘technical lighting’ while the lighting in Park’s house was ‘aesthetic lighting.’” Meanwhile, Kyung-pyo said that changes in lighting detail — shifts from space to space — such as when members of Ki-taek’s family escape from Park’s house and run back to their place during the rain storm, were gradually expressed. As they run in the rain and the space shifts, you can view the wealthy neighborhood’s LED street lights changing to the poor neighborhood’s red lamps. In terms of shooting vertical compositions to convey the class divide between the two families, Kyung-pyo explained that characters have different eye levels depending on the places they are in, and because of that, their perspectives are limited. “For instance, at the level of Ki-taek’s family living in a semi-basement, they see cement street floors and various garbage, street cats, and the wheels of vehicles passing through their neighborhood.” he said. “The eye level of this neighborhood means watching the densely-built houses of strangers, their lives, and even some of their private lives. A drunk man urinating on the streets is one of the things they inevitably have to watch. “Parasite” Neon “In the beginning of the film, Ki-woo [Choi Woo-shik, who plays the son] climbs a hillside in the rich neighborhood for a tutor interview. The hillsides are full of citadel-like mansions, which Ki-woo would never know what happens inside. There are no passers-by or even a street cat. The riches’ privacy is keenly secured. Once Ki-woo reaches Park’s house, he comes to face the ‘open sky’ and the ‘nicely kept green grass in the garden’. The sky could never be seen in the semi-basement and the grass was mere weed struggling to survive between the rocks in Ki-woo’s neighborhood. Now he sees them function as ‘pieces of landscape’ in the rich house.” However, in most of the shifts between different spaces, there were scenes with stairs. Stairs provide important transitions between the two extremes of spaces and relationships. To express this effectively, Kyung-pyo studied Bong’s very descriptive script and detailed storyboards. “Walking up some stairs, you become infinitely elegant, while walking down another, you fall endlessly or enter into an ominous mood,” he said. “Stairs also function as a tool that makes one realize their true identity after basking in the momentary ‘highness.’ They walk up with excitement, but run down endlessly in the pouring rain. What they see at the end of the stairs is their house drowned in water.” Rain, too, functioned as an important visual device, with its impact on rich and poor conveyed very differently. Because Park’s house on the highland is securely built, there is no threat of flooding. “Accordingly, for the rain scene in Park’s house, we set the lighting specifically so that the rain wouldn’t be very visible and proceed to film the scene that way. The rain in this house, therefore, is so delicate that it’s almost romantic. “Parasite” Neon “On the other hand, Ki-taek’s family realizes that the downpour is stronger than expected as they escape the rich house through the garage. In the rain, they come down the hill that Ki-woo climbed up during the first part of the movie. It is at this shot that Ki-taek’s family realizes that rain isn’t so romantic after all. In the following stairs sequence, the focus of the shooting was to make the rainfall look even stronger. We set the lighting so that water flowing from piers and rooftops as well as the water from the rain cluster would be emphasized. Various photography and lighting equipment were used to capture the despair of the characters in the scene. Ki-taek’s semi-basement house that they reach in the end was set to look like the rain was threatening their entire lives, and we shot the scenes accordingly. In this scene, the rain became another antagonist on its own.” But figuring out how to shoot the flooding of Ki-taek’s semi-basement unit proved daunting. Every item’s characteristic had to be analyzed. Does it float or not? “We also ran simulations through several discussions before deciding on the spots where special effects would be added,” Kyung-pyo said. “Various attempts such as appropriately placing [lights] and flashing them were made to amplify the characters’ sense of crisis in the blackout following the flooding.” “Parasite” Neon For the climactic midday murder spree during the backyard birthday celebration, they arranged for filming to be held at noon to best take advantage of the beautiful backdrop. “The reason we chose to film in the natural sunlight in spite of [cloud-covered] limitations was because we wanted to double the sense of reality in flow of the events as well as the characters’ emotions and to perfect the sequence,” the cinematographer said. “The birthday party sequence is comprised of various characters’ movements [with Ki-taek’s emotions reaching their extreme as he goes over the edge]. “In order to emphasize the reality into these complicated structures, I tried to keep the consistency of rhythm of the camera and light. I captured the explosive acting of those actors based on the concrete storyboard with efficient camera walk and it was enough to make a sort of rhythm. Also, the last over head angle crane shot concludes this chaotic sequence by infusing a bleak sentiment. The birthday party sequence was completed by the chemical activity of the enthusiastic performance of the actors, patience of the whole staff, and technology for four days of shooting.”
  18. From Dramabeans: http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/11/jung-ryeo-won-lee-seon-kyun-take-a-stand-in-new-teaser-for-diary-of-a-prosecutor/ Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Seon-kyun take a stand in new teaser for Diary of a Prosecutor by tccolb New stills and a video teaser have been released for JTBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Diary of a Prosecutor featuring Jung Ryeo-won (Greasy Melo) and Lee Seon-kyun (My Ajusshi) as well as supporting cast. The story is a slice-of-life take on regular, everyday prosecutors who work at a regional branch office outside and far removed from the more glamorous capital offices in Seoul. Among them, though, is newcomer Cha Myung-joo (played by Jung Ryeo-won). Passionate, responsible, and highly capable at her job, she graduated college at the top of her class, received top marks on her judicial bar exam, and excelled during her articling period as well. Owing to this, her career was well paved during the 11 years she worked in Seoul. However, one unfortunate mishap leads to a relocation to the outer provinces which causes changes in both her job as well as her life. The newly released teaser includes Lee Seon-kyun as well as the other members of the regional prosecution office: Lee Sung-jae (Abyss), Kim Kwang-kyu (Trap), Lee Sang-hee (One Spring Night), Jeon Sung-woo (Designated Survivor: 60 Days), and Ahn Chang-hwan (Fiery Priest) among others. The video starts with a logo screen showing “Jang-won District Prosecutor’s Office / Government Branch Office” before transitioning to clips of several large-scale protests in Korea. In the background, we hear the voices of different newscasters reporting on news about the protests. A caption appears on the screen: “We’re not sure if the timing is good or bad.” We switch to a sequence of shots showing a prosecution office flag, staff walking in a hallway, and a blurred out prosecutor working, all with the same caption laid over the screen: “When the world’s focus is on this very place right now.” The screen cuts to black and text appears, “You might wonder why, of all things, is it a story about prosecutors, but we are hoping to tell our story carefully.” Cut to Lee Seon-kyun, Ahn Chang-hwan, and Kim Kwang-kyu watching Jung Ryeo-won on a TV news report with the caption: “The second team police detectives at the regional branch office are not part of society’s 1%.” A sequence of shots introduces the other members of the regional office with text explaining: “Police Team Two at the regional branch office are not glamorous.” We see the team in a panic, running, and one person carrying someone; the text continues: “The second team police detectives are not cool.” And, at night, the team gathers for drinks with the caption: “Police Team Two detectives are devoted to their work.” It cuts to a fight at the office and the teaser ends with a shot of the team holding out their badges as the text declares: “Our goal is to be prosecutors who stand with the people.” Written by Lee Hyun and Seo Ja-yeon, and directed by PD Lee Tae-gon (Age of Youth), JTBC drama Diary of a Prosecutor is currently set to premiere next month on December 16.
  19. Hahahaha.... That is so funny. It's like everyone is deliberately out to make Min Sik jealous. And Min Sik did look pissed.
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