[HanCinema's Film Review] "One Step" 2017/04/15,
In the opening scene of "One Step", Si-hyeon (played by Sandara Park) is hit with tragedy, and wakes up an amnesiac with a bad physical reaction to music. So now she lives with aerobics instructor Ji-won (played by Hong Ah-reum). Together, they get the idea to piece together Si-hyeon's memories using her vague memory of a simple tune. That's when they enlist the help of writer's block hobbled songwriter turned name that tune radio guy Jee-yeol (played by Han Jae-suk),...More
[Orion's Drama News] Warm Romances and Cold Shoulders 2016/08/06,
The summer-to-fall dramas are gearing up for release as the next drama season draws near. Fully pre-produced sageuk drama "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo" has dropped an impressive video filled with all the lovely things fans have probably been drooling over during its production. Speaking of Chinese stories and pre-production, I briefly consider the fate of this method in a future shaped by tensions between the countries. Lastly, I share goodies from "Incarnation of Jealousy" and other dramas,...More
"A Witch's Love" 2014/05/23, Source,
There's a type of Korean drama called "Noona Romance". Noona is Korean for what a younger male would call an older female - it can mean sister but it is also often used with women the men are not related to. Noona Romance refers to a drama featuring a couple in which the woman is noticeably older than the male. There are many hit dramas featuring a Noona romance - "I Hear Your Voice", "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop", "Secret Love Affair" to name a few - and they have all been very successful both in Korea and overseas,...More
Star Power Not Enough To Create A Hit Movie 2010/10/11, Source, It's safe to say that the success of Korean movies used to be mainly dependant on star power. Regardless of how original a plot line was, how well the production was made, and how cleverly written a s,...More
A Year of Big Changes and Small Setbacks for Korean TV 2005/12/27, Source, 2005 will be remembered as a year of new trends in Korea's entertainment industry. On the one hand, there were the large-scale dramas starring big names that were clearly produced with an eye on Asian markets that showed themselves receptive to the Korean wave. But equally importantly, some smaller,...More
As many as 500 people, including fans from Korea, China and Japan and press personnel, were on hand at the military boot camp in Chunchon, Kangwon Province, Tuesday, to watch Song Seung-heon, a popular actor,...More
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