[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Midnight Diner" 2015/09/26,
Korean drama is known for strong emotions and highly dramatic situations. At the same time, the topics explored are often quite limited and the approach to them quite repetitive. "Midnight Diner" is an odd show when looked at as a Korean drama. Perhaps staying closer to its story's Japanese origins, it is more understated and slow paced. This makes it an interesting mix of two very different types of storytelling. Does the mix work? Mostly very well,...More
Kim Hyun-joong to show "deeper affection" to Jeong So-min 2010/11/02, Source, Kim Hyun-joong poses during a photocall of a press conference for the YouTube version of TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Megabox theater in COEX of Seoul, South Korea on November 1, 2010. [Group 8]
Boy band SS501 member and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said he will show deeper affection toward his co-star Jeong So-min in the YouTube version of his latest TV series "Naughty Kiss".
"There are no regulations or restrictions to what is broadcast through YouTube so we'll be able to express our affection to each other in a deeper way. Hence, you'll get to see a more natural-looking married couple", Kim said with a smile of the newly produced online version of the drama which tells of the twos characters married life,...More
A catchy storyline, plus likable characters, is a must for dramas. And this is probably why some are made into various versions in different countries, particularly in Asia. But to,...More
TV series "Naughty Kiss" press conference - Part 1 2010/08/27, Source,
From left, singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong and actress Jeong So-min pose during a photocall of a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Group 8]
"Will fans of Kim Hyun-joong please exit the room to facilitate the interviews?" The host of the press conference for upcoming MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" had to repeat this line several times during a Q&A session. The show had drawn people's interest due to the popularity of the original Japanese comic series combined with the participation of director Hwang In-roi of hit series "Goong" fame. And it became a 'hot' drama even before going into production after singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong's casting for the show was announced. Will the interest be reflected in its ratings? Below are excerpts from the press conference held at Seoul's Imperial Palace hotel on Thursday,...More
Kim Hyun-joong says SS501 has not disbanded 2010/08/26, Source,
Actor Kim Hyun-joong speaks during a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said his boy band SS501 has not disbanded, playing down rumor that its five members will go separate ways since their contract with their former agency has ended and some have signed with new management,...More
Kim Hyun-joong "Naughty Kiss" to air in Japan starting Dec 2010/08/24, Source,
Official poster for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" [MBC]
SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong starrer "Naughty Kiss" will air in Japan starting December, according to the show's producer on Tuesday.
Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at production company Group 8, told 10Asia over the phone that cable music channel Mnet Japan will broadcast the TV series twice a week in about three months time although additional details have yet to be set,...More
Kim Hyun-joong confirmed to star in new TV series 2010/07/16, Source,
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong [KEYEAST]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been confirmed as the male lead in upcoming TV series "Naughty Kiss" based on popular Japanese comic "Itazura na Kiss", according to agency KEYEAST on Friday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim has been cast for the role of Baek Sung-jo, the all-around Mr. Perfect-type character who ends up falling in love with a girl always getting into trouble, to be played by actress,...More
SS501 Kim Hyun-joong to play lead role in new TV series 2010/07/09, Source, Kim Hyun-joong [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been tapped to star in a TV series based on popular Japanese comic "Naughty Kiss".
"He hasn't officially signed a contract yet but he has provisionally agreed to appear in the drama", a high-ranking official at Kim's agency KEYEAST said on Friday.
Kim will play the role of "Mr. Perfect" Baek Seung-jo -- the top student, good cook and great athlete -- who later falls in love with Moon Hani, a girl at his high school who always ends up in trouble,...More
Kim Hyun-joong in talks to star in new TV series 2010/07/07, Source,
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong [10Asia]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong of idol group SS501 is rumored to star in an upcoming TV series based on popular Japanese comics "Itazurana Kiss".
According to various media reports, the singer is currently talking with the show's producers to play the male lead, who is smart, athletic and perfect in every way but has a cold personality,...More
"Goong" set on rekindling Hallyu fever with musical adaptation 2010/06/16, Source,
From left, musical "Goong" cast Yunho Yunho, Shin Eui-jung, Kim Dong-ho-I, Kwak Sun-young and Run attend a press conference held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on June 16, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Comic series "Goong", whose TV adaptation had stirred close to two dozen countries throughout the world, is set on cooking up another Hallyu craze, this time with a musical production starring Jung Yu-ho better known as Yunho Yunho of Korean boy band TVXQ,...More
Park Shin-hye's Song Picks 2010/06/14, Source, Park Shin-hye [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
It is though the small screen that viewers have watched Park Shin-hye grow up. The little girl who first drew people's attention with her innocent expressions on the music videos of Lee Seung-hwan's "Are You in Love" and "Flower" in 2003, soon caught on the radar of famed TV directors such as Lee Jang-soo and Hwang In-roi. She did not have much acting experience nor did she undergo training, but she left a strong impression with her role as the younger version of actress Choi Ji-woo's character in SBS TV series "Stairway to Heaven" which earned her the reputation as a promising teen actress. She then took on roles with more weight in her succeeding productions but failed to fall under the pressure and rather showed steady development,...More
[INTERVIEW] Producer Song Byeong-joon of musical "Goong" 2010/03/15, Source,
Actors rehearse for the musical adaptation of "Goong" [Group 8]
Song Byeong-joon hopes "'Goong' will set a good example for musical adaptation of dramas" "Everybody makes mistakes on the stage. Don't try to make it obvious when you make one. Don't stick your tongue out because you got it wrong". In the rehearsal room at the basement of Chungmu Art Hall, some 40 male and female actors dance to music under the direction of choreographer Oh Jae-ik. Number 46, 92, 116... These people are the contestants for the second audition of musical "Goong", which premieres September 3 in Theater "Yong" at the National Museum of Korea. After the first audition, for which some 300 people applied, 80 people who made the second round were split into two teams and were tested again in dancing, singing and acting all day.,...More
Young star Jeong Il-woo is back as the stylish and righteous warrior Iljimae, the Joseon Kingdom's Robin Hood. Originally a comic strip, it has been made into dramas most recently last year. But MBC is aimin,...More
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i just finished watching Goong Princess
Hours & you're great! pls make a
sequel as everybody's waiting &
hoping for it with the same cast (I
agree with the others here). thnx for
that beautiful love story!
i love princess hours!!! pls do make a
sequel of it w/ the same cast:))
aniong! MR. HWANG IN-ROI. goong is my
favorite korean drama. please accepy my
request. please make another goong with
the same cast. yun eun hye and joo ji
hoon are very perfect couple so
there's no need to change their
partners. and i'm congrat
aniong! MR. HWANG IN-ROI. goong is my
favorite korean drama.
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