[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 16 2016/06/21,
To my great surprise, "Oh Hae-Young Again" actually does a really good job putting on the brakes and going "whoa now, looks like we need more episodes". Rumination is the order of the day, as characters ponder over whether or not they can really get a happy ending just by thinking happy thoughts. As it turns out Hae-young and Do-kyeong still have a lot of wreckage from past experiences floating around, and it's going to take more than a gentle push to solve these problems,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 15 2016/06/20,
Right away "Oh Hae-Young Again" gets on my good side by reminding me just what makes all its characters so charming. There's Hae-young with her optimism, Hoon and Anna with their exuberance, Soo-kyeong with her garbled French, Jin-sang with his paralyzed indecision, and Do-kyeong with his power to surprise the surpriser. I really do love the cast in "Oh Hae-Young Again". They all bring genuine charm to their characters, and this works to elevate roles that in the hands of a lesser performer would have been forgettable,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 14 2016/06/14,
Now that Hae-young and Do-kyeong are back together again, "Oh Hae-Young Again" moves to cute filler material. On one end it's nice to get a reprieve considering how gloomy the drama has been lately. On the the other this is some of the weaker cute material we've gotten from the drama and much of it accidentally paints its characters in a bad light. Considering how Hae-young just had a hospital scare, it was really pretty insensitive to not phone her parents and tell them she'd be late. Then again why didn't they just try to call her?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 13 2016/06/13,
The last we saw of Do-kyeong, he was fervently racing to solve the great mistake of letting Hae-young go. Most of the tension this episode revolves around the horrifying possibility that their relationship has been overrated. Do-kyeong and Hae-young were just never meant to be. It's more of the usual from "Oh Hae-Young Again" in terms of frightening relatability, since in every break-up anywhere, it's only really over when both parties finally decide to give up,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 12 2016/06/07,
At first it seems like life has merely moved on. Hae-young is grumpy at home, and Do-kyeong is obsessively perfectionist about the latest dangerous to reproduce sound effect. But the situation quickly takes a turn for the worse when Hae-young impulsively picks about the worst possible target on which to vent her frustrations. The result? Hae-young makes the big tragedy of her life seem like an epic joke,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 11 2016/06/06,
Poor Tae-jin. He's pathetic and sympathetic yet...that doesn't matter to Hae-young. It doesn't matter to anyone's ex-girlfriend, or ex-boyfriend for that matter. Nobody wants to get back together with an ex out of pity. As "Oh Hae-Young Again" moves into the open information stage, and everyone finds out every essential detail of the major plot, that basic element of human nature is simply not enough to give Tae-jin any kind of serious leeway. This is true even as the dual Hae Young element vastly complicates the situation beyond Tae-jin's original assumptions,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 10 2016/05/31,
Do-kyeong has lots of good reasons to be trying to get mental help right now. So it's a rather appropriate irony that, rather than discuss deeper root mental problems, visions of Hae-young always dominate the conversation. But worry not- we get an increasingly clear portrait of the psychological issues that make Do-kyeong the person he is. His inferiority complex, the superior attitude toward siblings, parental issues and of course, Do-kyeong's powerful reluctance to admit he likes Hae-young at all are forced front and center,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 9 2016/05/30,
While the other Hae-young has received a great deal of sympathetic characterization as of late, it's easy to lose sight of one important fact. The main Hae-young isn't aware of any of this. She hasn't been present for the scenes which explain the other Hae-young's personal issues. In many ways Hae-young is still a character in a completely different drama, the one several episodes back where the other Hae-young seemed like an obvious villain in spite of how unfailingly nice she acts in every possible circumstance,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 8 2016/05/24,
Strictly speaking the way "Oh Hae-Young Again" replays footage from past episodes as flashbacks is a tad excessive. Do-kyeong's precognition is, itself, another form of this. But I'm always impressed at how these flashbacks accompany new information that puts these past events in radically different perspective. Way back in the first episode I thought Deok-hee came off as a bad mother. While subsequent events have better contextualized the relationship between Deok-hee and Hae-young, it's only here that Deok-hee realizes an alternate context makes her look much, much worse,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 7 2016/05/23,
Jin-sang (played by Kim Ji-seok-I) is Do-kyeong's best friend, and symbolic of the greatest flaw in the love story between Do-kyeong and Hae-young. The foundation of their romance is a misunderstanding by Jin-sang that provoked an unnecessary and vindictive move on Do-kyeong's part, which neither Jin-sang nor Do-kyeong have been able to satisfactorily resolve. It's been easy to minimize that incident up until now. But with what we now know about Do-kyeong's mother Ji-ya (played by Nam Gi-ae), long-term psychological issues are becoming harder to ignore,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 6 2016/05/17,
Where did Seo Hyeon-jin get those ridiculous glasses? They're so dorky and cute. That's just another one of the little touches that make "Oh Hae-Young Again" a lot of fun to watch. Every seemingly irrelevant detail appears perfectly calculated to bring out the most attractive character traits. Even the other Hae-young gets the rock climbing scene, which makes her look incredibly cool even as I continue to struggle with how we're supposed to interpret her character,...More
[Spoiler] 'Oh Hae-Young Again' Eric hears Seo Hyeon-jin's confession of one-sided love towards him
On the episode 6 of tvN's Monday & Tuesday drama, Park Do-gyeong (Eric Moon) accidentally heard the recording of Oh Haeyeong (Seo Hyeon-jin)'s confession of her one-sided love.
Park Do-gyeong found out through Oh Haeyeong's mother that it was Oh Haeyeong's birthday on this day. Park Do-gyeong came over to Oh Haeyeong's side to have a drink to celebrate her birthday. When Oh Haeyeong left the spot to answer a phone call briefly, Park Do-gyeong turned on a recorder without thinking much and he accidentally happened to listen to a recording. It played Oh Haeyeong's confession of love towards him,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 5 2016/05/16,
I really love how every single interaction between Hae-young and Do-kyeong, whether it be comedic, serious or awkward, works as a metaphor for their relationship as a whole. The opening scene manages to transition between all three in short order with each one being equally natural. Hae-young really is a positive influence on Do-kyeong, in that her ability to suffer through embarassing indignities prevents him from getting too hung up on his own personal issues,...More
[Spoiler] 'Oh Hae-Young Again' Seo Hyeon-jin hugs Eric Moon in front of Jeon Hye-bin
On the episode 5 of tvN's Monday & Tuesday drama, "Oh Hae-Young Again", Assistant manager Oh Haeyoung (Seo Hyeon-jin) hugged Park Dogyeong (Eric Moon) in front of Team manager Oh Haeyoung (Jeon Hye-bin) to show her close relationship with him.
During an office dinner meeting on this day, the Assistant manager Oh Haeyoung was compared to Team manager Oh Haeyoung blatantly. When she was leaving the dinner meeting while feeling offended badly, she was very happy to find Park Dogyeong standing there. She shouted, "Excuse me. I have to leave now. Someone is here to pick me up. Honey!" And then she ran towards Park Dogyeong and hugged him,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 4 2016/05/10,
The sheer goofy awkwardness of Hae-young's new living arrangement is played for maximum laughs. I like how for all the obvious problems the secret doorway causes, Hae-young never considers just, you know, moving to another apartment. It's not even that she likes Do-kyeong all that much just yet. Hae-young is a woman who would rather try to avoid problems piecemeal instead of trying to deal with them in a single fell swoop. It's a character flaw that's well disguised by the general comedic design of "Oh Hae-Young Again",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 3 2016/05/09,
Hae-young is easy going to the point of excessive strain. She seems capable of taking any bizarre revelation in random stride, yet the minute any of her ideas are challenged, Hae-young lets loose a vicious hook. I like how Do-kyeong reels from her verbal hits for exactly the wrong reasons. While Hae-young is overreacting, she's overreacting to Do-kyeong's overreacting, and Do-kyeong's own hidden motives that he can't admit out of sheer guilt and shame,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 2 2016/05/03,
From Do-kyeong's perspective Hae-young frequently comes off as unexpectedly frightening. It's mostly in the weird stone-faced way that Seo Hyeon-jin delivers her lines. It's hard to tell whether Hae-young is being flirtatious or viciously sarcastic. Often it's not clear that Hae-young herself has any idea how other people interpret her actions. Hae-young is at her most attractive when she outwardly expresses the least concern about what other people think,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh Hae-Young Again" Episode 1 2016/05/02,
Hae-young (played by Seo Hyeon-jin) is an administrative restauranteur with chronically rotten luck who shows neither determination nor despair at her many setbacks in life. Do-kyeong (played by Eric Moon), a sound effect designer for movies. Not a composer, a sound effect designer. His sister Soo-kyeong (played by Ye Ji-won) is Hae-young's boss, and both siblings share the same penchant for cruel behavior to subordinates in the name of getting the job done right,...More
Shinhwa: 'We Will Become Longest-Lived Idol Group' 2012/03/07, Source,
The group Shinhwa will make a comeback after a four-year break by holding commemorative concert to celebrate their 14th anniversary from March 24 until 25. Shinhwa said, "We will celebrate upcoming anniversaries even after the 14th anniversary as we will become a longest-lived singing group who is holding activities in the center of the music industry".,...More
Shinhwa sells out reunion concerts 2012/02/14, Source,
Boyband Shinhwa performs during the 10th-year anniversary concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Bangi-dong, southeastern Seoul, in this March 29, 2008 file photo. / Courtesy of Shinhwa Company/Topclass Entertainment
Boy band remains hot ticket 14 years after debut
By Kwaak Je-yup
As the years go by, even the hottest teen idols often disappear into oblivion and make room for the younger generation to bask in the limelight. But one group in Korea has managed to stay relevant and even wildly popular ― 14 years after their debut.
Shinhwa, the longest-running boy band in the country, sold out its two-night concert series "THE RETURN" 40 minutes after tickets went on sale at 8 p.m. Monday, the group's management announced the morning after,...More
Shinhwa to Make Comeback After Four-Year Break 2012/01/27, Source,
The longest-lived idol group Shinhwa will make a comeback after a four-year break by releasing their 10th album and holding a concert in March with support from CJ E&M. They will release their album around the middle of March and hold a concert to commemorate their comeback from March 24 to 25 at Olympic Gymnastic Stadium,...More
Shinwha Ready for Comeback After 10-Year Hiatus 2012/01/27, Source,
Shinhwa, one of the most popular boy bands of the late 1990s, are returning to the stage in March after a four-year absence.
CJ E&M and Shinhwa Company said the group will hold their comeback concert at Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium from March 24 to 25 after releasing their 10th album in the middle of March,...More
Shinhwa's Eric To Hold Fan Meeting In Shanghai 2012/01/05, Source,
Shinhwa fans are looking forward to March 24th of this year for the comeback of the longest running boy "idol" group in k-pop: Shinhwa. Their upcoming, highly anticipated full-length album--their 10th one to be exact -- will mark their 14th year anniversary,...More
The Army Blues - Celebrity Enlistment 2011/11/19, Source,
It's already been one year since Kang Dong-won (my current obsession) entered the army. I am getting so depressed over this. How I miss my oppa... Oppaaa! Come back to me quick!!!
Oh come on, how can I not joke about this? It's begging for it! And since I have been thinking about the issue of army due to this "anniversary" and what with others now enlisting as well, I thought I'd make a little article about it. My blog version of this is a bit more Kang Dong-won oriented (a few more paragraphs on that), but I'd like to mainly talk about the issue here,...More
Jun Jin discharged on November 14th 2011/11/13, Source,
Sinhwa's Jun Jin is returning to society after two years of military service.
On November 14th he will be discharged from the Seoul Management Corporation he served at for two years. He started basic military training at Nonsan training base in October 2009 and managed to spend two years in public service,...More
Is Ven. Beopjeong in hell? 2011/08/19, Source, By Jason Lim
Ven. Beopjeong of the non-possession fame was one of the most respected religious figures in modern Korea when he passed away last year at the age of 77. He was also a popular spiritual writer that resonated with the masses with his simple but eloquent prose with the power to continually move us even from beyond his grave; or, in his case, cremated ashes that were scattered about his favorite tree,...More
Eric, "I'll take her back after advising her as an older person" 2011/08/18, Source,
KBS2 "Spy MyeongWol" Eric Moon requested the fans' support for Han Ye-seul who returned to shoot the drama.
Eric Moon posted on his Twitter on the 18th, "I hope you support Han Ye-seul. I wanted to point out the position of actors and staff at a lower position than the main actress as well as clear their accusations". This was an explanation for what he said on the previous day, "No one is going to be comfortable carrying out the drama like nothing happened. There was no 'incomplete scripts'. Improvement of the production is also important depending on who it's for".,...More
Han Ye-seul Walks Away from Soap Opera Flop 2011/08/15, Source,
Actress Han Ye-seul has sent tongues wagging by missing two days of filming for a soap opera and going to the U.S. The KBS TV drama "Spy MyeongWol" is a love story between a beautiful North Korean spy and a Korean Wave star, but it tanked in the ratings and was criticized for its absurd premise.
KBS was forced to cancel the 11th episode scheduled to run on Monday night because Han absconded and instead aired highlights from previous episodes. Han left Korea on Monday afternoon aboard a Korean Air flight bound for Los Angeles, booking the ticket using her American name Leslie Kim. The actress was born in Los Angeles and her family still lives there,...More
Eric "I apologize to Venerable Beopjeong" 2011/08/14, Source,
Singer and actor Eric Moon (32, Moon Jeong-hyuk) explained and apologized about the religious battle with netizens.
Eric Moon posted on his Twitter on the 12th, "There have been many followers on Twitter who ask for help using religious quotes but there are many who aren't religious so please refrain from doing that on Twitter".,...More
Shinhwa Form Their Own Agency 2011/08/03, Source,
Boy band Shinhwa have founded their own management company 13 years after their debut. Although the six members of the group belong to different management agencies, they established the joint venture to perform as Shinhwa,...More
Shinhwa Announces Comeback Plans 2011/08/01, Source,
The longest-running boy group in Korea will be making a comeback next year!
An outline of the group's future plans was released with a comeback slated for March of 2012. March 24th 2012 will mark the group's 14th anniversary. After releasing a commemorative album and promoting it for two months, the members plan on embarking on an Asian tour starting in June,...More
weekly star scene 2011/07/14, Source, Show transcript
Up next is , our round up of the top 5 stories from showbiz in the past week.
: We have our lively, energetic Dami here in the studio with us. Hello, Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hi Sean and Hi 건영. It's nice to have you back!
: I'm glad to be back! What sort of news do you have for us today,...More
Drama explores inter-Korean love story 2011/07/12, Source,
From left, actors Eric Moon, Han Ye-seul and Lee Jin-wook pose during a press conference for "Spy MyeongWol" last week in Seoul. / Courtesy of KBS
By Kwon Mee-yoo
True love is often said to be borderless, but the DMZ dividing the North from the South on the Korean peninsula might be a tough one.
A new KBS drama bringing together a beautiful North Korean spy who falls in love with a top South Korean "hallyu" or Korean wave, actor starts today,...More
Kim Ok-bin and Eric return project "Poseidon" step down? 2011/02/22, Source, Kim Ok-bin is known to be stepping down from SBS new drama "Poseidon".
She was due to make a comeback in four years with the drama "Poseidon" (written by Jo Gyoo-won, produced Yoo Cheol-yong) but she will be stepping down from it because of scheduling matters and unfitting conditions. A spokesperson for the drama says, "There were problems with scheduling as the shooting got postponed to mid-winter. Even the drawing for May has been recently postponed. Kim Ok-bin was one of the first to be cast for lead roles last September, but we can't hold her back for our scheduling matters".,...More
Singer Eric to hold fan meeting in Japan this weekend 2010/12/15, Source,
Singer and actor Eric Moon (Mun Chong-hyok) [Top Class Entertainment]
Singer and actor Eric Moon will hold fan meetings in Japan this weekend, according to his agency Top Class Entertainment on Tuesday.
Top Class Entertainment announced through press release yesterday that Eric Moon from six-member boy band Shinhwa will hold fan meetings in Tokyo and Osaka on December 18 and 19, respectively,...More
Eric Moon and Kim Dong-wan from Shinhwa to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan 2010/11/11, Source, Kim Dong-wan will debut in Japan by releasing a solo album this month. Members of the star group Shinhwa, Eric Moon and Kim Dong-wan will visit Japan to see their fans again. Eric Moon had joined the army first among the members of the group in October, 2008 and finished his duty by serving in the public service sector. After being discharged from the military duty on October 30, he will hold his first fan meetings at Yuport Hall in Tokyo on December 18 and at Archaic Hall in Hyogo Prefecture on December 19,...More
U-Know Yunho cast in upcoming action drama 2010/11/03, Source,
Singer and actor U-Know Yunho [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer and actor Jung Yunho, whose singing name is U-Know Yunho, will be making a comeback to the small screen, this time with a role in an upcoming action series.
According to the show's producer on Tuesday, Yunho will be playing the role of Oh Yoon-jae, a special forces soldier for the National Maritime Police Academy in a new series tentatively titled "Poseidon",...More
Shinhwa Eric discharged from military 2010/11/01, Source, Eric Moon smiles after being discharged from the military in Seoul, South Korea on October 30, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Boy band Shinhwa member Eric Moon was discharged from the military over the weekend, fulfilling the two-year duty required of all Korean men.
The 31-year-old rapper of the group had served as a public service worker at a military station in Seoul since October 2008,...More
While many singers are gasping for air amid the economic recession, which lowered revenue from already plunging album sales, some are temporarily leaving their original posts to pursue different careers.
[ChanMi's star news] Ko Ah-ra picked best model by Kwangjoo citizens! 2008/10/23, Source, Actress Ko Ah-ra and actor Lee Seon-gyoon has been picked the best models for this year. The two stars have attended the KAA ceremony, "2008 Korea Kwangjoo Festival- Kwangjoo Night Awards".
They have been picked because of how they present the products they model for in commercials with amiable and attractive ways. It is a picky process with 3 steps to go through to be chosen the best model in commercial films.
Ko Ah-ra has won the votes with 43.1 percent. Her innocent and bright image in commercials for,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Eric Moon in training! 2008/10/13, Source, Eric Moon's image in the military camp being trained has been released.
Eric is tightening his fist and is yelling in this picture with others in training.
He will be here for four weeks and then will be able to work at the military office. He has given up his residency of California and has been injured in the drama "Wolf" thus could not even continue filming this. Because of this injury, he cannot stay serve in the military camps for two years but has to work in the offices instead.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Stars show up at Lee Eon's funeral 2008/08/23, Source, Many stars who have worked with him in dramas have showed up at the funeral on his way to be burried. Fans and coworkers show much sadness at this tragic event.
Lee Eon has been in a motorcycle accident on the 21st and did not survive it. He was only 27 years old. This tragedy is talked about everywhere.,...More
Fans Give Shinhwa Members Surprise Gift 2008/03/31, Source, 'Shinhwa Must Go On 10th Anniversary Live', a special concert marking the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa's debut, was held at the Fencing Stadium at the Seoul Olympic Park.
After the three-and-an-half-hour performance, including encore numbers, Shinhwa members got ready to step off the stage when a,...More
[2007 Drama Highlights] Best Kiss scenes 2007/12/27, Source, The drama market of 2007 had been flooded with a large number of high-quality dramas, range from large-scaled dramas of billion dollars worth production cost to much smaller-scaled, but of rich conten,...More
K-pop's longest running male group Shinhwa will reunite in December, with a new single and concerts in Japan and China. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group's comeback, especially since it will celebrate its 10th anniversary in March.
It may be hard to imagine, but even a long-time boy band member like Kim Dong-wan can get nervous wh,...More
The Ideal Young Korean Male -- Revealed 2007/06/28, Source, A plastic surgeon has published a composite image of the ideal male Korean face. Rhee Seung-chul, the head of plastic surgery at Hanil General Hospital, made the image from the faces of 16 Korean Wave,...More
It's been over a year since Shinhwa, one of the longest running Korean boy bands, has released an album. While younger boy groups like TVXQ, Super Junior, SS501 and Big Bang have been getting all the attention, Shinhwa members are concentrating on solo acti,...More
Shinhwa Gives Successful Performance in Thailand 2006/08/21, Source, The six-man group Shinhwa, currently on an Asian tour, has held a successful concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following performances in China. The group held its first Thai concert on Friday at the Impact Arena, where many world-famous artists, including Korean singer Rain, have performed.
Lee Byung-hun plays Seon Woo, an owner of a bar (named "La Dolce Vita") and a lieutenant,...More
Shinhwa to hold large-scale fan meeting 2006/01/25, Source, The music group Shinhwa will hold a fan meeting combined with birthday parties for its members on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Bucheon Indoor Stadium ahead of the release of its eighth album.
Over 6,000 fans from all over the country are expected to attend the event, entitled "Birthday Party in Shinhw,...More
To some, Eom Tae-woong is known as one of 2005's most promising new talents who saw his career take off with a supporting role in ",...More
Heartthrobs head for Army service 2006/01/17, Source, To the great disappointment of many female TV fans, several Korean heartthrobs are preparing to enlist in the Army this year, ready to serve their country as the "virile sons of Korea".
After the 2004 draft-dodging scandal involving several popular entertainers including Korean Wave star,,...More
The upcoming film "Diary of June" seems a typical investigation thriller about a serial killer, but its director and actors say that the movie also tries to shed light on the problems caused by people',...More
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I never watch Korean movies before, but
I watch Spy Myung Wol for the first
time, and I loved it. I really like Eric
Mun acting. After that, I can't
even watch any Korean movies, he's
a very good actor.
Four years ago I heard you were going in
the Army so I prayed each day for you!
Two years later I find out you just went
in the Army so I prayed for two more
years! Ok your out now . Have a Happy
birthday ! Ivory
ERIC,YOU ARE MY TOP ACTER!!!I HAD WACTHED YOUR MOVIE IN "SUPER ROOKIE" AND "PHOENIX".I THINK YOU ARE MUCH... ...CH HANDSOME IN PHOENIX CUZ
OF YOUR HAIR STYLE.BUT...I HAVEN'T WATCH FINISH THE MOVIE, "PHOENIX".BYE MOW!!!
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