Park Yong Ha OR Kim Myung Min

July 21, 2009 jeansdream
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A little more study into Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 yesterday and a little discovery I made.

What the public is voting currently via Yahoo!Korea are really “The Most Favourite or Popular”s – The Most Popular Drama, The Most Popular Actor, The Most Popular Actress.  The “Best” categories have been decided by a jury of 9, comprised of  drama directors, writers, journalist and critic.  The short-listed nominees are diversified – not only do you see Korean / Japanese / Chinese (China, Taiwan (HK doesn’t get into the finalists)) dramas, other countries like Argentina, Australia,  Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland and UK have also been selected.  Congratulations to all!  Regardless of having the award or not, this is a great recognition already.  May your great work be seen by more – let’s get the curve up, shall we?

Since I follow k-dramas, I would like to focus more on the k-drama finalists.


Korean nominees for Best & Excellent Dramas: 

  • In the Mini-Series: MBC’s Beethoven Virus, SBS’s The Painter Of The Wind. 
  • In the Drama Series: KBS’s The Slingshot (aka A Man’s Story).

Korean nominees for Individual Prizes: 

  • Best Actor: Kim Myung Min (Beethoven Virus), Park Yong Ha (The Slingshot). 
  • Best Actress: Moon Geun Young (The Painter Of The Wind)
  • Best Director / Best Writer : regrets

I watched Beethoven Virus.  You know its impact on me, right?  I am excited to see Kim Myung Min.  He has done a marvelous job as Kang Mae!

I am surprised to see Park Yong Ha in the Best Actor category.  I have not watched The Slingshot yet and I will start this week.   I watched On Air (SBS, 2008).  He didn’t strike me to be maturing to the masters level yet then.  Hence, before I write more, I should watch The Slingshot first.

Needless to say, I am mildly disappointed not to see Park Shin Yang in the Best Actor category.  But I can understand.   Afterall, I am already grateful that he’s made to the Most Popular Actor nomination.  One step at a time (to unban).

So, what do you think:  Park Yong Ha, or Kim Myung Min?

Follow this link to see the results of the preliminary screening for SDA 2009.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Park Yong Ha OR Kim Myung&hellip  |  July 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

    […] the original post here:  Park Yong Ha OR Kim Myung Min « Jean's Dream […]

  • 2. Michi  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:18 am

    oohhh…definitely, KIM MYUNG MIN! FIGHTING!!

  • 3. Robin  |  July 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    It’s really apples and oranges here… I like both performances (and before seeing “On Air,” I would not have credited Park Yong Ha with such a high level of talent, but I have revised my opinion of him greatly since) but they’re two different “beasts”. Kim Myung Min’s performance certainly comes under the heading of “bravura” but Park Yong Ha brings a subtlety and intense quality to his role in “Slingshot” that cannot be denied. A tie…?

    • 4. jeansdream  |  July 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

      I just finished Ep 1 of The Slingshot. I am a little confused by the story line, but Park Yong Ha is looking promising.

      Tata… on to Ep 2!

  • 5. jeansdream  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I am on Ep 3. Park Shin Yang’s acting has been more fluent. The conversation of him and his girl friend in the visiting cell was moving.

  • 6. angelsfaith  |  August 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    KMM all the way….

  • 7. jeansdream  |  August 18, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I finished The Slingshot.

    My vote goes to Kim Myung Min.

    Reason: in Beethoven’s Virus, I see Kang Mae. In Slingshot, I see Park Hong Ha.

    Other than Park Yong Ha, many characters are very enjoyable in The Slingshot. Chae Do Woo, the Trade Teacher (Mazinger Hunter, Kyung Tae), Jae Myung, Min Ho (Kyung Tae’s uncle), Do Woo’s body guard etc etc. It’s an engaging story.

  • 8. Dependable Mazinger Hunte&hellip  |  August 23, 2009 at 12:55 am

    […] recently finished watching k-drama, The Slingshot (see here for my motivation).   I am impressed by Park Ki Woong’s interpretation of “Mazinger […]

  • 9. at  |  February 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

    of course, kim myung min… one of the best actors…can’t think of anyone else that could beat him… fighting!!!

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