Eye Candy : Kim Hyun Joo & Joo Sang Wook

Fantastic K-drama, Kim Hyun Joo, Joo Sang Wook

This will be an eye candy double feature in honor of the Korean drama Fantastic (판타스틱) starring Kim Hyun Joo and Joo Sang Wook which begins airing on jTBC today. The two stars happen to both be currently featured in editorials for InStyle and Cosmopolitan respectively. Hyun Joo's InStyle shoot is all about fall fashion and she looks delightful in plaid. Sang Wook's Cosmopolitan playful pictorial which imagines the actor having fun at home has more of a transitional vibe with the styling.

While the teasers for Fantastic look lighthearted and fun, the story will no doubt take some heavy turns as the plot centers around a highly successful drama writer with a terminal illness played by Hyun Joo who rekindles a romance with Sang Wook as a well loved but not particularly skilled actor. The K-drama trope of terminal illness is one that I feel is overused and usually avoid but I'm going to give this one a go since two of my favorites are the headliners. Just based on the character descriptions alone, I know they will both kill it. I just wish the secondary cast was less meh. Kim Hyun Joo is always superb in turning out emotionally resonating performances that tug at the heartstrings. Joo Sang Wook despite his chaebol appearance, is comedy gold but he also excels in melodramatic turns. I just hope that the drama will be taking an uplifting approach to the subject matter as the teasers would suggest. Fantastic will be available for online streaming through Viki and Dramafever.

Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Hyun Joo Instyle, Kim Hyun Joo 2016, 김현주
Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Hyun Joo Instyle, Kim Hyun Joo 2016, 김현주
Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Hyun Joo Instyle, Kim Hyun Joo 2016, 김현주
Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Hyun Joo Instyle, Kim Hyun Joo 2016, 김현주
Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Hyun Joo Instyle, Kim Hyun Joo 2016, 김현주
Joo Sang Wook, Joo Sang Wook Cosmopolitan, Joo, Sang Wook 2016, 주상욱
Joo Sang Wook, Joo Sang Wook Cosmopolitan, Joo, Sang Wook 2016, 주상욱
Joo Sang Wook, Joo Sang Wook Cosmopolitan, Joo, Sang Wook 2016, 주상욱
Joo Sang Wook, Joo Sang Wook Cosmopolitan, Joo, Sang Wook 2016, 주상욱
Joo Sang Wook, Joo Sang Wook Cosmopolitan, Joo, Sang Wook 2016, 주상욱

Photos via Instyle Korea & Cosmopolitan Korea


Blackswan said...

Yes, yes, yes! More of these Korean hot shots please, Rowena! xoxo

Paola Lauretano said...

I would like to see the film! I love both editorials too!!!
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Lilli said...

The drama sounds pretty engaging! Both are so glam in both editorials, loving her style so much! She looks classy and graceful with no effort! Happy weekend dear Rowena! xo

Anonymous said...

That outfit with the coat and corset is amazing!

Jackie Harrison said...

The film sound interesting enjoy your weekend.

Elle Sees said...

Loving this fall editorial with the thick plaids

Emmylou said...

I am loving these two editorials. I'm really digging Sang Wook's Cosmo one especially:D And wooot! Another show to watch! The premise sounds good and since you said these two actors are great...heehee...Will you be watching Gong Hyo Jin's new show Jealousy Incarnate? I'm almost done with Let's Fight Ghost and W has a few episodes left, then on to new shows!:D

little luxury list said...

What distinct and fun editorials. Ooh you are always reporting on good dramas. I still have to watch "Descendants of the sun"!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Interesting post! Great outfits! Have a lovely weekend! :))


Ivana Split said...

They look so good together, love that first shot! Amazing editorials...the fashion aspect is very much to my linking and I love the playfullness of these editorials. Eye candy indeed...I'm sure these two are lovely actors, but I'm also impressed with their modelling skills, they are both so natural in front of camera.

Doctor Anne said...

The coat and corset outfit is a stunner.

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Unknown said...

This is a great editorial. They look really great together in pictures.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear!Have a great weekend! xx

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah no that does not sound like the funnest of topics, but yes give it a go and keep us posted. And loving all the tweed and plaid in this editorial.

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

These editorials are beautiful, and the trailer really makes me want to see the movie :)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Both editorials are awesome Rowena! Their personalities show through their pictures, so I can imagine them on the small screen. LOL about your comment "terminal illness". That is so true, not only with Korean drama but all shows. I be they'll do a great job with this series.

Anonymous said...

I like her outfits; great ideas for autumn fashion!


Amy Aed said...

Oooh this is cool, and I adore their outfits.

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JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

aaaahhh I am not too familiar with these two leads, Rowena, though she seems really familiar to me, might have seen her in some dramas before, I am sure he's huge, but I prefer the Instyle editorial more than the playful Cosmopolitan one, haha *_^

Thanks for your warm regards, I have been quite busy these past two weeks, first with fashion week here and last weekend travelled out of town for some family matters and work, taking a toll on me.. can really feel the exhaustion, when I don't get enough rest. Age must be catching up on me already, haha.

Now I am trying to (desperately) catch up on reading my favourite blogs and get back to some back logged in blogging... oh dear... and some routine. Haven't been able to concentrate on my blogging due to one of my family member went in and out of hospital of late...

Hope you are gearing up for a more relaxing weekend over there. Does it feel like Autumn there already? I wonder.

With love,

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I am enjoy both editorials, she is beautiful and natural. Have a nice weekend Rowena!


MITCH said...

Haha I really like this editorial in which Joo Sang Wook look super playful!

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Corinne said...

Oh man, that coat with the corset over the top! Stunning.

Corinne x

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

They both look so good!


Mica said...

Love the fashion focused first shoot and the more playful second editorial! :) It sounds like an interesting show, although perhaps too emotional for me!

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Stanislava E. said...

She is very beautiful, and he is so hot! The photoshoot of him is so funny, and what I like about her are her eyebrows.