Foreign media visit the set of TV series "Dong Yi" 2010/07/29, Source,
Foreign journalists pose with the cast and crew of TV series "Dong Yi" on the show's set in the city of Yong-in, South Korea on July 28, 2010. [MBC]
MBC TV series "Dong Yi" is looking to reignite the Hallyu buzz that director Lee Byeong-hoon had sparked up in 2003 with Lee Young-ae starrer "Jewel in the Palace" ("Dae Jang Geum"), inviting the foreign press to its set in Yong-in yesterday.
Broadcaster MBC said in a press release that Lee opened up the set of his latest historical drama, located in the city of Yong-in, South Korea, on Wednesday to some 50 media journalists from Southeast Asia (25 from Japan, China 14, Thailand 5, Malaysia 4 and Singapore 2), who interviewed the noted director as well as the show's lead actor Ji Jin-hee,...More
Choi Chul-ho steps down from "Dong Yi" after assault 2010/07/13, Source,
Actor Choi Chul-ho [10Asia]
Actor Choi Chul-ho stepped down from MBC TV series "Dong Yi" over the weekend as part of taking responsibility for assaulting a woman a few days earlier.
"I have decided to leave the show -- it is the least I can do to punish myself", Choi wrote in a message he posted on the official website of "Dong Yi" late on Sunday, just hours after a press conference through which he publicly admitted to and apologized for the wrongdoing he committed Thursday night,...More
"Dong Yi" takes strong lead on Mon and Tues nights 2010/06/09, Source,
Actor Ji Jin-hee and actress Han Hyo-joo from "Dong Yi" [MBC]
Ratings for MBC TV series "Dong Yi" continued to take the lead on Monday and Tuesday nights, making it the most-watched television show in the country for nine straight weeks.
Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Wednesday indicated that the show breached the 30 percent mark on last night's episode with viewership ratings of 30.3 percent and 28.1 percent the previous night,...More
Ji Jin-hee says "happy to break stereotype" as a king 2010/05/07, Source, Joint press interview with the cast of MBC TV series "Dong Yi"
Korean actor Ji Jin-hee on the set of TV series "Dong Yi" [MBC]Ji Jin-hee says he is "happy to break stereotype" playing a king The introduction of the "adorable King Sook-jong" was a landmark event for MBC TV series "Dong Yi" and the history of traditional dramas on the small screen. King Sook-jong is shown as a king who showers his royal blessings upon his servant court ladies with a bright smile, and one who runs around freely when he goes outside the palace walls for the first time. While the new character might have been born from director Lee Byeong-hoon's reinterpretation and writer Kim I-yeong's script, it was actor Ji Jin-hee who completed the transformation. We met the actor, who is showing new potential as a comic actor through KBS TV series "He Who Can't Marry" and film "Runaway from Home", at the joint press interview held May 6 on the Yong-in set of "Dong Yi",...More
"Dong Yi" keeps strong lead on Mon-Tue dramas 2010/04/21, Source,
Official drama poster of historical epic "Dong Yi" [MBC]
MBC TV series "Dong Yi" continued to score high ratings this week, maintaining a strong lead amongst dramas aired on Monday and Tuesday nights.
According to statistics released by AGB Nielsen Media Research on Wednesday, viewership ratings for the historical show stood at 19.2 percent on Monday while dropping one percent the following day. The show had recorded average ratings of 18.4 percent last week,...More
"Dong Yi" takes over "Rich" 2010/04/13, Source,
MBC historical drama "Dong Yi" [MBC]
MBC TV series "Dong Yi" made noticeable progress in ratings this week, beating out KBS' "Birth of a Rich Man" from the top spot of dramas aired on Monday and Tuesday nights.
According to statistics released by TNS Media Korea on Tuesday, the prime time show jumped in viewership ratings by three percent from its previous episode to 17.2 percent, the highest figure the show has seen since its premiere late last month,...More
Han Hyo-joo to visit Japan for drama promotion 2010/03/03, Source,
Korean actress Han Hyo-joo [BH Entertainment]
Korean actress Han Hyo-joo will visit Japan this week to promote her drama "Shining Inheritance" which began airing in the country on Tuesday.
Her agency BH Entertainment explained Thursday that Han, who played the lead female character Go Eun-sung in the series, is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Friday with co-star Lee Seung-gi for a press conference, hold interviews with some 80 journalists and participate in an event with selected fans.,...More
Ji Jin-hee feels bad for making Ha Jung-woo murderer again 2010/02/04, Source,
Actors Lee Jong-hyuk (left) and Ji Jin-hee of "Parallel Life" [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
If your life was exactly the same as someone else's from the past, what would you do? Is it a blessing or a curse -- without having to ride a time machine back in time -- to be able to know what your future holds for you by looking at someone else's life? The film "Parallel Life" begins with an anecdote about U.S. presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. Like the two presidents who lived very similar lives but existed 100 years apart, character Kim Seok-hyun (played by Ji Jin-hee) -- who is the youngest person to be appointed chief prosecuting attorney -- becomes increasingly aware that he is caught up in the whirlwind of the parallel theory. Every circumstance surrounding him runs exactly the same as they did for judge Han Sang-joon, whose entire family was murdered thirty years ago, and hence begins the mind games of Kim Seok-hyun who tries to protect his family.,...More
This year's lineup of dramas proved to be interesting. There were young, handsome characters attracting female fans ("Boys over Flowers", KBS), smart housewives took over households and offices (",...More
The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Sparkles with Stars 2008/04/24, Source, Korean TV and film stars gathered together for The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Thursday evening in Seoul. The Awards honors filmmakers, TV actors and actresses, producers and programs that made distinguishing marks in the field of visual media arts.
In the film category, the grand prize went to More
Broadcaster reach deep into history this year. From left, portrait of Tangun, Korea's mythical founding father, portrait of King Chongjo (1777-1800) and portrait of King Sejong (1418-1450), who will be depicted in epic dramas at three major networks.
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