Historicals take over the later year 2011/07/18, Source,
The drama market in the start of the year was a depression. According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 26th, the only dramas that rated over 20% were KBS 1TV "Smile, Dong-hae", SBS "Secret Garden" and KBS 2TV "Believe in Love".
However, great masterpieces have been prepared for the later half of the year. Every broadcasting company has a historical and they are aiming for a counterattack. Return of star producers and writers also upgrade the anticipation.,...More
"Highkick 3" confirmed to broadcast on MBC 'Original members?' 2011/02/07, Source,
"Highkick 3" after 1 and 2 has confirmed to be broadcast on MBC this time and producer Kim Byung-wook is in control again.
Productions Green Snake Media revealed on the 7th, "A contract in supporting the production of 120 episodes of "Highkick 3" was signed for 8 billion and 71 million won (About US$8 millions). This is 2.75 times more than the amount of 3 billion and 16 million won it cost for the 120 episodes of "Highkick 2" in 2009.,...More
Hwang Jung-eum's Acting Blossoms 2010/12/11, Source, Hwang Jung-eum has seen a stunning reversal of fortunes this year. Once criticized for her unnatural and affected acting since her debut, she has blossomed into a versatile performer with the sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof", which ended early this year, and serious hour-long TV drama "Giant", which ended Tuesday.
In "Giant", she plays a woman who sacrifices everything for love. "I think as an actress I just got over the stage of embarrassment", the 25-year old admits,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoon Si-yoon - Part 1 2010/10/08, Source,
Actor Yoon Si-yoon [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
He debuted last year through MBC's smash hit sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof", the sequel to director Kim Byung-wook's popular family series from 2006. He then landed the leading role in KBS TV series "Bread, Love and Dreams", which averaged viewership ratings of 36 percent and breached the 50 percent mark on its finale episode. With just two acting roles, Yoon Si-yoon went from a noname newcomer to a star. 10Asia sat down with the 24-year-old actor to talk about his past, present and future. 10: I understand that you're doing interview after interview after "Bread, Love and Dreams" ended its run. This must be the first time you're experiencing such a thing. Yoon: It is. This is already my fourth today. And I still have a similar number left (to do),...More
[INTERVIEW] "High Kick Through The Roof" Actress Yoo In-na 2010/03/19, Source,
"I was chosen? Thank you so much", is was what Yoo In-na said after receiving news she was selected as our next interviewee. The public have started to become curious about her, not just because of her role in MBC sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof", but because they are curious to find out more about this actress whose popularity has been increasing. She had been in training under her agency YG Entertainment for over a year to make her acting debut at the not-so-young age of 27 so we asked her the recent change in her life means to her.
Actress Yoo In-na [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: Your popularity right now is uncomparably high from when you first made your debut. Do you get treated differently for that? Boy band 2AM said their meals have changed since reaching No.1 on music programs,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoon Si-yoon of "High Kick Through The Roof" 2010/03/18, Source,
Actor Yoon Si-yoon [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Maybe it is possible to do things right the first time. Actor Yoon Si-yoon, who first met viewers through MBC sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof", has become very popular with his realistic portrayal of "student Joon-hyuk" experiencing first love. The actor says that he -- currently adored by all age groups ranging from the young female fans who get excited at the sight of him to the mothers who adore him like a son -- is "grateful" for the attention. But this actor, who believes the way to repay his fans' love is by not being easy on himself, is still thirsty to learn more about acting. He is someone who thinks more about how to take his next step in the right direction correctly rather than quickly,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Lee Gwang-soo 2010/02/16, Source,
Actor Lee Gwang-soo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name is Lee Gwang-soo. I'd never left out my last name when mentioning my name but people I started being called Lee Gwang-soo from a certain point on. I was born on July 14, 1985. I wasn't short when I was young either but I was big and fat. I lost weight starting in middle school as I started to grow. I haven't gained weight ever since. My parents are also on the tall side. My dad is 179 centimeters tall and my mom around 165. But my younger sister, who will turn 26 this year, isn't that tall.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Hwang Jung-eum, will her popularity continue? 2010/02/14, Source,
"High Kick Through The Roof" Hwang Jung-eum, is she a one time star or a rivalrous star?
The popular actress from the daily sitcom is Hwang Jung-eum. She is receiving a lot of love and attention recently.
Her popularity has never been this high. She was a pop star through the girl froup, "Sugar" in 2002 and has been working as a singer until she became an actress but did not receive as much attention as she is today.
After her acting in the sitcom, she has been busy as a commercial film mode, and other different dramas and movie castings.
The question is, will be continue to be a rivalrous long term star or is she j,...More
[INTERVIEW] Choi Daniel - Part 1 2010/01/07, Source,
Actor Choi Daniel [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
He first made himself known to the world in a TV commercial in 2008. As an employee who slacks off while his boss is not looking. Of course, these so-called 'CF stars' come and go with the change of seasons but Choi Daniel made his mark later that winter with TV series "Worlds Within". He played the role of an assistant director in the drama which recorded ratings in the single digit-range, but his realistic acting matched up to the acting of veteran actress Yoon Yeo-jeong and helped him not to go unnoticed amongst superstars Song Hye-kyo and Hyeon Bin. He was not a 'pretty boy' or managed by a large talenthouse but Choi, who had acted on stages since he was in high school, was set to take his victory through acting. And now, he stands at the center of a love triangle in "High Kick Through The Roof" where he is the subject of both affection and admiration for Se-gyeong and the sometimes slow-witted boyfriend of Jung-eum. 10Asia met with the 23-year-old actor to get a closer look into his thoughts about acting. 10: You wrote a posting on your blog on the dawn between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Choi Daniel (Choi): Did you see it? That was when I got home after a shoot. I went back out for shoot again on Christmas Day. 10: It seems like you work on a killing schedule. Choi: This is my first time working on a sitcom and I was surprised at how busy things are. I think we shoot all week. I feel like I'm taking a break on the days I have no nighttime shoot but maybe about two scenes to shoot during the daytime. (laugh),...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize at MBC Entertainment Awards 2009/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night. Yoo won the year's top honor at the awards, held yesterday at Seoul's MBC Open Hall, for the first time since last winning the same title in 2006. This is his fifth win overall at MBC's annual event. His rival Kang Ho-dong, who won the title at KBS Entertainment Awards on Saturday, did not win any awards at MBC but reportedly congratulated Yoo on his big win of the night.,...More
(10 FOCUS) 10 Awards - Top 10 People of 2009 2009/12/22, Source, Top 10 People of 2009
In the entertainment industry, the end of a year is a season about watching and talking about "people". Many media outlets select their "person of the year" and people flock to year-end awards shows to hear a quote from stars that they do not get to see often. 10Asia picked our own figures of the year, but there is no red carpet or photo spotlights for the stars to enter upon. Our selection of "persons of 2009" are not top stars who attained the most popularity from the public, but people who changed the landscape of Korea's entertainment industry and stimulated the public with experiences that we had not had before. Here are ten people who showed us a new direction for upcoming 2010.,...More
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