UPDATE: This rant was written several days before actually posting it. It appears as though DramaFever has noticed the misstake they made, and now Joo Ji Hoon has been added to the cast of The Devil. However, he is main lead, so I’m still not pleased with him being positioned as third cast. Read the entire post to fully understand what Im ranting about :p !
Recently I came across something that made me choke on my food… I tend to eat while watching dramas, or stalking for the next victim of my ever-growing addiction.
Okay so here is what happened before I continue on my senseless ramble: I was looking at the DramaFever new addition, The Devil, because I wanted to rate it and leave a comment. I have watched this drama more than once already; its one of my all time favorites. Naturally, I was very happy that DramaFever added the drama, until I saw the subject of my current despair. Yes! Despair, nothing else describes the way I’m feeling right now… how could they do such a ridiculous thing like that? They excluded the most important character of the drama from the cast list. THEY DID WHAT? Yes, they added all other characters and linked them to the actor that portrays them, except for the main lead. The main lead of the drama is not Uhm Tae Woong, or Shin Min Ah; sure they are leads and very important to the story as well. However, the root of all problems lies with this guy, Joo Ji Hoon
Well It appears they didn’t add the main lead because he was banned from TV stations KBS and MBC, for a few years because of the drug incident. Read all about it here:
List of banned stars on TV stations KBS, MBC revealed
WHAT? You don’t add the name of a cast member because he got into a drug incident, and was banned from TV? What kind of retaliation system are you practicing? Do you provide streaming videos for Koreans or for western viewers? And if he is banned from TV (mind you, stations KBS and MBC), does that mean no one else can see his name on a cast list of a drama HE IS MAIN LEAD OF? Is not like you can delete all his scenes in the drama, so why not just add his name to the cast list while you are at it?
Oh I know… children! Please cover your eyes every time Joo Ji Hoon appears on screen, he has been banned from TV and therefore we are not allowed to know who he is, or his name, or whether or not he acted in such drama… err… why don’t I better tell you the story since he is almost in EVERY SCENE.
Being a criminal has nothing to do with the work you have done, and if you are banned from TV, it does not make all your previous work disappear.
If it is such a big deal for him to appear anywhere (even on streaming sites) then why add his drama? But, I have to granted to them, they were thinking the other actors don’t deserve the retaliation, well… it is ridiculous not to add any of his previous works, but is even more ridiculous not to add his name to the cast list just because he is banned from TV (two stations… please, how ridiculous are you DramaFever?).
He was banned from making future works, but his old stuff is already there, you can’t take that from him!
On a more happy note, he is soon to be on the big screen as part of the upcoming sageuk film titled I Am The King.