[HanCinema's Korea Joa] Lisa's Diary - Hongdae + Lee Min-ho Photo Set Giveaway 2016/01/23,
Hongdae may easily be one of the hippest places in Seoul. It's where musicians and artists roam, create, and socialize. The young can find solace in the fast-paced atmosphere, delicious food, and hoards of people their own age. It's especially known for its indie artists: musicians, dancers, and other street performers. There is always a show in a club or on the streets. And don't forget the flea market, fun specialty shops, and pet cafes scattered everywhere. K-pop star and actor Jeong Yong-hwa recommends it as a must-see place for anyone visiting Seoul,...More
[HanCinema's Korea Joa] The Seoul of Korean Drama 2015/12/12,
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and the home of a rich, thriving, and vibrant culture. It is the home of many artistic innovations. With a population of nearly twenty-six million and as the location of the fastest internet connections, top-ranked transportation systems, and ground-breaking technological innovations, it's no wonder that Seoul is also the home of many favorite drama locations. It is so diverse that it can support plots of an array of time periods, disparate industries and environments, and house the companies that provide funding, talent agencies, and filming facilities,...More
Nominees For 2015 Mama Announced, Online Voting Begins 2015/10/31, Source,
Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M has announced a full list of nominees across 18 categories for the upcoming MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), set to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on December 2nd. The announcement was broadcast live on Mnet and through Naver's mobile application "V" at 6 p.m. (KST) on October 30th. The nominees have been carefully selected from a pool of artists, who have had songs and albums released during the period from October 26th 2014 to October 29th 2015,...More
CNBLUE to Release New Album in Mid-September 2015/08/31, Source,
Boy band CNBLUE will get together again in mid-September for the release of their second full-length album, after their mini-album released in February last year.
Recently, the four members have been focusing on their individual careers,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 16 Final 2013/12/03,
It turns out future Mi-Rae was wrong this whole time- just not for the reasons we would have guessed. The time traveler is a non-entity throughout most of this episode, too broken down and irrelevant at this point to have much influence on the storyline directly. But everything about her, from the warnings she gave about the future, to the romantic meddling, to the very fact that time travelers exist at all who will try to warn their past selves against misdeeds, all of this is essential to the drama's final resolution.
We had been taking it for granted this whole time that the reason why Mi-Rae and Kim Sin's lives fell apart in the original timeline was due to a lack of financial security owing to a poor employment situation,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 15 2013/12/02,
Several conflicts come up this episode, from the somewhat suspicious nature of Kim Sin's new job, the strong opinion Mi-Ran has about the potential future of the relationship between Mi-Rae and Se-Joo, to Joo-Hyeon's surgery. There's a surprising lack of urgency about any of these events, though- as if the drama, essentially realizing there isn't enough time left to turn any of these into a serious crisis. Consequently, here we only seem to be only lightly touching on the fact that a lot of the problems these characters face haven't really been resolved.
Even last episode's cliffhanger comes off as pretty irrelevant. Granted, it felt that way at the time, too. If future Mi-Rae is, in fact, completely unaffected by her actions in the past, well, that really only affects her personally,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 14 2013/11/26,
This episode makes a much more convincing argument that the drama really is all over, that everything has resolved for the better and it's just leftover feelings and nostalgia for the past that's slowing things down. Mi-Rae and Kim Sin make their final goodbyes, and the emotional pain is blunted by Kim Sin's insistence that the choice he's making is a good one that will be better for him in the long term. Especially since he's probably right.
Probably. I liked how the flashback of Kim Sin's time at the station starts out with him doing all that career stuff that's so important to him, then quickly merges to the career stuff that he was doing with Mi-Rae, then mostly just becomes about Mi-Rae exclusively,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 13 2013/11/25,
The drama hits a weird pace this time, as for the most part all the conflict has been resolved. Kim Sin has been thoroughly put off from Mi-Rae, and moves forward with his plans to avoid the rather nasty future that the older Mi-Rae warned him of. The other characters by contrast, have very little to do. There's another plot about the latest news-team related drama, but this storyline is fairly subdued and there's not much sense of a dramatic sense now that all the loveline stuff has apparently been resolved.
Apparently being the key word. The cast as a whole is rather lethargic here, which seems rather at odds with this being the future Mi-Rae's supposedly good outcome,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 12 2013/11/19,
It's Christmastime in "Marry Him If You Dare", and this episode goes into all the emotions associated with the holiday. Exisential dread and despair at taking stock of relationships past and present and suddenly realizing that horrific flaws lurk just beyond the surface, and that they're never seen until it's too late. That's not very Christmas-y in the general sense of the term, but for anyone who's ever had that kind of nasty holiday this episode hits pretty close to home.
Future Mi-Rae finally explains in full detail exactly what happened with her and Kim Sin in the future,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 11 2013/11/18,
Kim Sin tried to shake up the status quo in the last episode's cliffhanger and, well, the scheme didn't really work that well. The drama gets in a good gag at the start of this one to mostly defuse the tension of the situation. And from there, it's right into the thick of a complex plot designed to get in a really great news story. That involves Mi-Rae going undercover because...um...
All right, remember the subway plot from earlier in the drama?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 10 2013/11/12,
We start out with a flashback- which is kind of confusing because when future Mi-Rae does a flashback, she's actually looking forward to an alternate version of the future, just with a brown pastel. There's a funny moment when the shading changes from alternate present to real present, as if it were changing from past to present, but no, this is all pretty much present day Korea, so don't get too choked up.
Finally getting an actual look at the world future Mi-Rae is trying to prevent goes a fair distance to explaining her actions- although it doesn't exactly justify them, especially when she starts having memories of the good times,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 9 2013/11/11,
I find myself questioning the accuracy of "Marry Him If You Dare"'s portrayal of the broadcasting industry. I know that broadcasting companies produce a ridiculous amount of content, and that not every minute of it is going to be a part of a high-class production, but pettiness really should be avoided. This episode sees the creation and abrupt solving of a villainous subplot involving writing credits.
But since the drama is polite enough to quickly move on from this, so will I,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 8 2013/11/05,
If the last episode went too far with its romantic plotting, this time around "Marry Him If You Dare" makes a concerted effort to avoid showing off any kind of convincing chemistry between the leads at all. It's nice seeing that Mi-Rae's actions have consequences in terms of the way other characters feel about her. Kim Sin and Se-Joo both clearly pull away from her, suddenly a lot more uncertain about how much they really like the woman when she seems to be playing them off each other.
Mi-Rae isn't actually scheming- she's just not thinking through her actions very well. The older women on this drama, however, very much begin plotting in earnest here,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 7 2013/11/04,
The emphasis shifts straight back to the love triangle this episode- unfortunately it's not really a quadrangle, at least not yet. There's been no hint of any romantic interplay between Kim Sin and Yoo-Kyeong for some time- which is disappointing, since that would seem to be a fairly important part of future Mi-Rae's plan. There is, at least, a hint of this being acknowledged here, as future Mi-Rae tries to work behind the scene to get her past self in line.
The present Mi-Rae is not being particularly cooperative,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 6 2013/10/29,
Almost immediately after future Mi-Rae's apparent clairvoyance is discovered, she makes another shocking prediction that forces the entire cast into crisis mode. This wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I wanted the characters in this drama to exhibit more agency, but I'm not going to argue with what works. There's excitement and action galore here, and best of all, none of this overshadows the characterization.
For starters, the fact that future Mi-Rae has been keeping this information to herself this whole time, and only appears to be bringing it up now to further her own plans, really seems to obviously put into question her motives,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 5 2013/10/28,
At the beginning of this episode the elder Mi-Rae gives a shocking revelation that clearly threatens to change the dynamic of the entire series. Unfortunately, it isn't until the end of the episode that anyone's actually able to confirm what's going on. So this time around "Marry Him If You Dare" centers mainly around filler- until this plot thread is resolved, the main characters simply aren't in much of a position to decisively move the story forward.
We do get to see some interesting relationship dynamics,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 4 2013/10/22,
Jeong Yeong-hwa and Han Chae-ah have really good chemistry as the beta-couple in "Marry Him If You Dare". There's a deliberate give-and-take in their interactions that's absent when either of these actors are on-screen with any other characters. When their characters meet up in a bar, and end up talking for basically no reason, this conversation goes on a long time even when the perfect excuse comes up to ditch it.
Likewise, we get a taste of how Kim Sin and Mi-Rae were able to get together in the original timeline,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 3 2013/10/21,
The merits of Kim Sin (played by Lee Dong-Geun) as a human being are on relatively dubious footing. He turns cranky at the slightest provocation and clearly enjoys starting fights- a part of his personality that's in bizarre conflict with his squeaky clean demeanor as a broadcaster, though it doesn't at all conflict with Kim Sin's hard-hitting passive-aggressive journalistic style. His swearing is a crude, but effective exemplar of this. Especially since this part of his attitude doesn't go away just because he has a moment of softness,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 2 2013/10/15,
This episode features an extended look into the exciting world of TV broadcasting. Which, surprisingly enough, isn't really that interesting. The main charm from the first episode was in the general zaniness of the proceedings. That sense of imagination is largely missing here. Aside from a few basic points of motivation, all the focus here is on relatively mundane events that could have (and maybe did?) happen in the original timeline.
I won't be too hard on this episode, though, since it does set up a lot of important motivations. We get a glimpse as to what the future Mi-Rae's plan is, primarily in the way she meets and interacts with all these people in the past who are not her earlier self,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Marry Him If You Dare" Episode 1 2013/10/14,
Time travel stories often have this frivolous air about them, that our heroes are using this amazing plot device to accomplish rather mundane feats. I don't hold it against the concept- time travel narratives would be pretty boring if every last one of them just boiled down to a plan to assassinate Hitler. "Marry Him If You Dare" makes the interesting narrative choice, though, of making us question the wisdom and discretion of the person messing around with history in the first place.
Even in the present day Mi-Rae (played by Yoon Eun-hye) isn't exactly the most sympathetic person,...More
CN Blue Flashes Songwriting Skills in Eclectic New Album 2013/02/05, Source,
Boy band CN Blue have released their fourth mini album "Re:BLUE", which contains six songs all written by the band members. Jeong Yong-hwa has shown himself to be a more than capable singer-songwriter by penning the lyrics and music for five of them, while only one was written by Lee Jong-hyun. "When [Kang] Min-hyuk and I were busy appearing in TV dramas, Jeong had about a year to rest, so he wrote many songs during that time. We listened to his ideas and songs and chose what to include in the album", said Lee. The title song "I'm sorry" is quite different from what they have played and sung in the past. "I went for a slightly different feel in terms of genre, but the melody and rhythms are basically similar to our old stuff", said Jung. "I usually dive into just one genre at a time, but this time around I was influenced by a wider range. I like trying new things so that I can find and create my own style of music,...More
CNBLUE to hold arena tour in Japan 2012/07/19, Source,
Korean rock band CNBLUE will undertake an arena tour of Japan in October. The four-member group is to give nine performances in six cities including Niigata, Osaka, Hiroshima and Saitama. According to their agency FNC Entertainment on Wednesday, the tour is to start at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya on Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 21. Some 100,000 are expected to attend the concerts,...More
Juniel tries to make girl rock mark on K-pop scene 2012/06/08, Source,
Can a teen girl rocker make a dent on the music scene dominated by dance pop troupes? Nineteen-year-old Juniel thinks so. "I have my own identity, my own style, my own voice", she told a room full of reporters at her debut showcase Thursday in Seoul. "I don't' have to compete with girl groups".,...More
World grows smaller for boy band CNBLUE 2012/04/17, Source,
Members of the four-strong boy band CNBLUE pose for the camera at a gallery of the Korea Foundation in downtown Seoul. The popular group have recently released their EP titled "Ear Fun". / Courtesy of enewsworld
This is the first of a 15-part series on the stars and trends in "hallyu", or the Korean Wave, which is gaining global popularity particularly in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The Korea Times produces this special project in cooperation with the Korea Foundation and CJ E&M. - ED.
By Kwaak Je-yup Since their 2009 debut in Korea, CNBLUE have been one of the few rock bastions in the ultra-competitive local music scene dominated by danceable electro-pop,...More
TOP Korean Dramas of 2011 2011/12/31,
Are you left all alone on New Year's Day and don't know what to do? Or, maybe some besties are hanging around at your place and looking for some activities to do in the first day of 2012? If yes, then follow this instruction : 1. Hurry and go buy popcorns of your favourite flavor ; 2. Change to your most comfortable clothes ; 3. Prepare tissue on your side so it will be readily available if needed!,...More
CNBLUE to open Linkin Park's concert in Japan this weekend 2011/09/07, Source,
Korean rock band CNBLUE have been chosen as the opening act to Linkin Park's upcoming concert in Japan, according to the official website of Linkin Park and CNBLUE's official Japanese website.
The respective websites revealed on Wednesday that CNBLUE will warm up the crowd before Linkin Park takes the stage at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on September 10 as part of their nationwide tour titled "A THOUSAND SUNS JAPAN TOUR 2011".,...More
CNBLUE tops Taiwan music chart again 2011/06/08,
Members of Korean rock band CNBLUE
By Chung Min-uck
Korean rock band CNBLUE has topped the music chart in Taiwan again with their second album.
The four-member band ranked No. 1 with the newly released album "Thank You" on the Taiwan G-music's international chart for the first week of June,...More
Park Shin-hye, lavishing eyelashes and daring cheeks 2011/03/21, Source, Park Shin-hye looks like a doll with her lavishing eyelashes and boldly patted cheeks.
She showed various kinds of lip make up that are to be trendy this season in fashion magazine Elle Girl. Despite the fact she said she was nervous, she took many satisfactory photos. Her distinctive features and red lips and bright blushers naturally made her look like a doll.,...More
Kang Ho-dong scores grand prize at SBS Entertainment Awards 2010/12/31, Source,
Kang Ho-dong [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainer Kang Ho-dong scored the grand prize at the year-end SBS Entertainment Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on Thursday. Kang was given the top honor for his role as the emcee for popular SBS variety shows "Steel Heart" and "Star King", making it his fifth grand prize win during a year-end show,...More
[PHOTOS] SBS "Gayo Daejun" 2010/12/31, Source,
miss A [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Girl group miss A performs at the rehearsal for SBS' year-end music ceremony "Gayo Daejun" held at Ilsan Kintex in Gyeong-gi Province, South Korea on December 29, 2010,...More
2010 MelOn Music Awards - About time to come honest 2010/12/17, Source, Girls' Generation at the 2010 MelOn Music Awards Ceremony on December 15, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Artists from SM Entertainment were nowhere to be seen at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). The same thing could be said of YG Entertainment at this year's Golden Disc Awards Ceremony that came after. But at the MelOn Music Awards held at the Peace Hall of Kyung Hee University on December 15, all three major agencies -- SM, YG and JYP Entertainment (JYPE) -- gathered together, proving the influence the nation's largest online music contents site has over even the 3 largest houses in the music industry.
Unfortunately, the quality of the actual ceremony which went on for three hours and was hosted by actor Song Joong-ki, hardly matched up to the fame of guests who gathered that day,...More
[10ASIA EXCLUSIVE] K-pop idols' Wants & Hopes for 2011: CNBLUE & FTIsland 2010/12/17, Source, [** This will be part of a series of weekly interviews to be published throughout December on what Korea's hottest idol stars want and hope for in the year 2011.]
CNBLUE and FTIsland [FNC Music]
Two of Korea's hottest rock bands, CNBLUE and FTIsland, have several things in common: they are both managed by talenthouse FNC Music, they won their first award on a televised music show in just two weeks into their debut, they are known for their pretty looks and are widely popular throughout Asia. Start with CNBLUE, the four-member idol band composed of Jeong Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Lee Jung-shin and Kang Min-hyuk, who in 2009, kicked off their singing career in Japan first. They then received a boost to their debut in Korea when leader and main vocalist Jung starred in popular TV series "You're Beautiful" through which he shot to fame just a couple of months before CNBLUE officially appeared in the local music scene,...More
f(x) Victoria takes photo with 2PM Nichkhun's family 2010/12/10, Source,
f(x) Victoria with 2PM Nichkhun's family [MBC]
A photograph girl group f(x) member Victoria took with boy band 2PM member Nichkhun and his family has been revealed by major Korean broadcasting company MBC.
Through a press release on Friday, MBC unveiled the photo taken while Victoria visited Nichkhun's home in Thailand while shooting a couple of episodes for reality TV show "We Got Married" where the two play a make-believe married couple,...More
10Asia publishes mook on Korea's hottest idol groups 2010/11/16, Source,
10Asia's mook publication "10+idol" [10Asia]
Korea's leading web-based entertainment magazine 10Asia has published its first mook [magazine+book] on the 16 hottest Korean idol stars of 2010.
Titled "10+idol", the publication contains articles, interviews and photographs on artists the first issue has deemed as idols of the year including SHINee, Taeyang, Jay Park, Rain, 2AM, Girls' Generation, TOP (Choi Sung-hyeon), Wonder Girls, f(x), Jeong Yong-hwa, missA, BEAST, MBLAQ, Secret, Infinit and Orange Caramel,...More
CNBLUE sees another sold out concert 2010/10/27, Source,
Official poster for CNBLUE's second concert "Feel the BLUE" [FNC Music]
Another one of Korean rock band CNBLUE's concerts have sold out, according to their agency FNC Music on Wednesday.
FNC stated in a press release that all 4,000 tickets for the group's second concert "Feel the BLUE" to be held on December 18 at the Grand Peace Palace at Seoul's Kyung Hee University, have been sold after going on sale yesterday,...More
CNBLUE takes No. 1 spot on Oricon Indies chart 2010/10/01, Source,
Album cover of CNBLUE's second Japanese single "I don't know why" [FNC Music]
Korean rock band CNBLUE has placed on the prestigious Oricon chart once again with their second single.
On Friday, the group's agency FNC Music announced that the latest single "I don't know why" took the No. 1 spot on Oricon's weekly Indies singles chart according to the poll as of September 27, while their first single "The Way" stands in seventh,...More
CNBLUE places No. 6 on Oricon chart 2010/09/17, Source,
Album cover of CNBLUE's second Japanese single "I don't know why" [FNC Music]
Korean rock band CNBLUE has placed at No. 6 on the prestigious Oricon daily music chart with their second single.
On Friday, the group's agency FNC Music announced in a press release that the single "I don't know why", which went on sale in the country yesterday, entered Oricon's daily singles chart at sixth,...More
Jeong Yong-hwa said was "like a dream" meeting Juri Ueno 2010/09/03, Source,
Juri Ueno attends a press conference for film "Nodame Cantabile - The Movie I" held at a Lotte Cinema theater in Seoul, South Korea on September 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer Jeong Yong-hwa of band CNBLUE has said it was "like a dream" meeting Japanese actress Juri Ueno during a shoot for Korean television show,...More
CNBLUE tops weekly music charts in Taiwan 2010/08/17, Source,
CNBLUE members Jung-shin, Lee Jong-hyun, Jeong Yong-hwa and Kang Min-hyuk [FNC Music]
Four-member rock band CNBLUE has topped two weekly music charts in Taiwan with their mini-album "Bluetory", according to their agency FNC Music on Tuesday.
FNC announced in a press release that the group's Korean mini-album "Bluetory" took the No. 1 spot on Taiwan's G-Music and Five Music weekly music chart during the week of August 6 to 12, placing ahead of Super Junior's fourth full-length record "BONAMANA" and SS501's first Japanese single "Kokoro",...More
CNBLUE's Japan concert sells out 2010/08/12, Source,
CNBLUE members Jung-shin, Lee Jong-hyun, Jeong Yong-hwa and Kang Min-hyuk [FNC Music]
Tickets for Korean rock band CNBLUE's three concerts in Japan have been sold out, according to their agency FNC Music on Thursday.
A press release from FNC announced that the shows to be held at Hatch in Osaka (September 16), Bottom Line in Nagoya (September 18) and Shibuya-AX in Tokyo (September 20) have sold out,...More
CNBLUE's Singapore concert a sellout 2010/08/03, Source,
CNBLUE members Jung-shin, Lee Jong-hyun, Jeong Yong-hwa and Kang Min-hyuk [FNC Music]
Tickets for Korean rock band CNBLUE's Singapore concert have been sold out, according to their agency FNC Music on Tuesday.
FNC announced in a press release that tickets for the show to be held on August 21 at the University Cultural Centre Hall, sold out within a minute of going on sale online on Sunday,...More
CNBLUE holds first concert in front of 3,000 fans 2010/08/02, Source,
CNBLUE leader Jeong Yong-hwa (top left), bassist Jung-shin (top right), guitarist Lee Jong-hyun (bottom left) and drummer Kang Min-hyuk (bottom right) at their concert on July 31 held at the AX Hall. [FNC Music]
Four-member Korean band CNBLUE rocked out for fans from near and afar at their first-ever concert yesterday, according to their agency FNC Music on Monday.
A press release from FNC announced that the rock band took stage at the AX Hall for their concert titled "Listen to the Blue" on July 31 in front of some 3,000 fans from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan,...More
CNBLUE to embark on 6-stop Asia tour 2010/07/27, Source,
Four-member boy band CNBLUE [FNC Music]
Rock band CNBLUE is scheduled to kick off a six-stop Asia tour next month, starting with a concert in Korea on July 31.
The group's agency FNC Music announced in a press release that the boys will then perform in Hong Kong and Singapore in August, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan in September and China in October,...More
IU and CNBLUE rocks televised music shows 2010/07/05, Source,
Korean singer IU and 2AM Seulong (right), CNBLUE (left) [LOEN Entertainment/FNC Music]
Duet IU and Seulong and rock band CNBLUE took the top spot on televised music programs over the weekend of the first week of July.
IU scored her second consecutive win on KBS' Friday music show "Music Bank" with "Nagging", a collaboration with 2AM member Seulong. This week however, IU performed the song with male solo artist Seo In-guk,...More
CNBLUE to rock out for first concert in Korea on July 31 2010/06/16, Source,
Poster for CNBLUE's 1st concert in Korea "Listen to the CNBLUE" [FNC Music]
Rock band CNBLUE is set to hold their first concert in Korea in late July, according to their agency FNC music on Wednesday.
FNC announced in a press release that the Korean group will take to the stage of the AX Hall located in Gwangjang-dong on July 31 for their concert titled "Listen to the CNBLUE",...More
CNBLUE take crown on Mnet "M! CountDown" 2010/06/10, Source,
Male band CNBLUE [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Male band CNBLUE took the No. 1 spot on Mnet's music show on Thursday with their latest single "Love".
The quartet beat out last week's winner MBLAQ, currently promoting their second single "Y", with the song from their second mini-album titled "Bluelove",...More
2PM's Nichkhun and f(x)'s Victoria cast in reality show 2010/06/04, Source,
f(x) leader Victoria and 2PM member Nichkhun [SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment]
2PM member Nichkhun and f(x)'s Victoria have been cast as one of the latest make-believe couples in MBC's reality show "We Got Married".
JYP Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Friday that "the two began recording for the show at the beginning of June although the schedule for the airing of the show has yet to be set",...More
Bae Soo-bin's Song Picks 2010/05/13, Source,
Actor Bae Soo-bin from a scene in MBC TV series "Dong Yi" [MBC]
He was not always the one who helps the main character. But whenever he took on the role of somewhat of a helper, he would be a reliable one with eyes that contain many indeterminable emotions. That is why actor Bae Soo-bin, whose filmography spans from being a womanizer in film "Girlfriends" to the incarnation of revenge in "Temptation of an Angel", is remembered as a trustworthy man with a disarming smile. That is also why the songs for traveling on a warm spring day as recommended by Bae, currently appearing as the reliable helper of main character Dong Yi (played by Han Hyo-joo) in MBC TV series "Dong Yi", are much like the actor himself. Song recommendations by this man who may not always stand out yet will have everyone's back are bound to make you feel less lonely even when traveling alone,...More
Jang Geun-seok attracts thousands to Taiwan fan meeting 2010/03/09, Source,
Singer-Actor Jang Geun-seok at his fan meeting in Taiwan [Y-TREE Media]
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok kicked off his first-ever overseas fan meeting over the weekend, attracting some 2,500 fans to the Taiwanese city of Taipei, according to his agency Y-TREE Media on Tuesday.
Fans from Taiwan, Korea and Japan turned up to see the 22-year-old star at the sold-out '2010 JangKeunSuk Asia tour in Taipei' held Sunday at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.,...More
Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards 2010/01/04, Source,
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee at SBS Drama Awards [SBS]
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee won the grand prize at the SBS Drama Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on December 31.
Jang was awarded the top honor for her role in "Temptation of Wife", which was one of the most-watched and most controversial dramas of the year for its sensational storyline.
"I didn't want to cry. I wanted to be cool about receiving [the award]".. said Jang in her acceptance speech. "I thought I wouldn't be able to win this because of the genre. I would like to thank writer Kim Soon-ok... I was in a slump for three years but she helped me make a comeback".,...More
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