Yoo Ah-in

Poll time: Spring 2014 edition

Okay, it’s been a while since I did one of these.

This season, I am looking forward to:


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Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 20 (extended remix)

In the immortal words of Natalie Cole, “I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy…”

And so it has finally come to this. But before we say our goodbyes, it’s time for our fair heroes to be put through the wringer one last time as Yoon-hee faces up to the consequences of being outed.  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 19

To quote the lyrics of a certain Rick Astley song: Together forever and never to part / Together forever we two...

As the story hurtles to a close, our fair heroes find themselves each facing a personal trial as they try to save Seon-joon and restore Sungkyunkwan’s honour. More importantly, this is the episode where yours truly officially joined the Cult of Gu Yong-ha. (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 18

The lot of fathers isn’t easy. To paraphrase the Swedish writer August Strindberg, daddy’s thankless role requires him to be the provider for all and the enemy of all. In this episode, as one man’s legacy comes to light, another finds himself embroiled in a cold war with his only son. Moral of the story: think twice before having children.  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 17

Our fair heroes find themselves on a mission to locate the Geum Deung Ji Sa, and as they inch closer to their goal, strained family ties come under further duress and sacrifices are made. Will they come out of this unscathed? (You already know the answer to this, but let’s just relive the journey, okay?)  (more…)

10asia Interview with Yoo Ah-In

Credit: Chae Ki-won/10asia

Credit: Chae Ki-won/10asia

10asia has posted a fantastic interview with the man behind everyone’s favourite rebel with a cause. And by fantastic, I mean that it’s a very candid and thoughtful piece. Normally, I skim through celebrity interviews because they’re just so politically correct and boring. However, if you’ve read YAI’s past interviews, you’ll know that he isn’t someone given to mindless self-promotion.

In this interview, he talks about his role as Jae-shin (of course), acting, writing and his desire for freedom and personal space. When the promotional clips for Sungkyunkwan Scandal first made their appearance on YouTube, there were many comments about how quiet he was during the interviews. I think you’ll be able to understand why that was the case from reading this one.  (more…)