Today's Photo: June 6, 2015  2015/06/06, Source,
Actress Kim Hyo-jin poses at a promotional event for a cosmetics brand in Seoul on Friday.
On June 5, Korean celebrities attended 'Fresh Real Rose Festival', an outdoor event for Lotte Department store. The place was decorated with 3,000 roses,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Untold Scandal" 2014/09/19,
It's extremely tempting to view the crazy sumptuous games at play in "Untold Scandal" here as some sort of commentary on repressed Joseon sexuality. Director Lee Jae-yong certainly has enough fun with it from a cinematographic point of view. The sex is is hot and sensuous. If you're going into this movie expecting Bae Yong-joon to have lots of erotic fun times with many ample bosoms on display, you will not be disappointed. The film is exactly as advertised,...More
Singer Lee to Return to Stage After Law School 2012/08/16, Source,
Singer Lee So-eun, who debuted in high school but put down the microphone in 2009 to go to the U.S. to study law, is getting ready to return to the stage. She will give a solo concert in Seoul on Sept. 1. The 30-year-old singer has recently graduated from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago and found a job with a law firm in New York,...More
"Dong Yi" upholds No.1 spot on TV charts 2010/07/14, Source, Dong Yi (left: Han Hyo-joo) and Jang Hee-bin (right: Lee So-yeon) from the historical drama "Dong Yi-Jewel in the Crown" [MBC]
Ratings for MBC drama "Dong Yi" saw a slight decline this week but maintained its title as the most-watched Monday and Tuesday primetime drama in the country for the 14th consecutive week.
Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Wednesday revealed that viewership ratings for "Dong Yi" stood at 29.1 percent on July 12 and 29.7 percent the following day, recording an average 1.7 percentage point drop compared to last week,...More
"Dong Yi" stays No. 1 show for sixth week 2010/05/19, Source,
"Dong Yi" actress Han Hyo-joo and Lee So-yeon [MBC]
Ratings for historical epic "Dong Yi" turned to a decline this week but maintained its position at No. 1 on TV charts for the sixth consecutive week.
Figures released by TNS Media Korea revealed that "Dong Yi", into its ninth week of showing, reported an average viewership rating of 25.3 percent on Monday and Tuesday, the figure falling by 1.9 percent from last week's average,...More
"Dong Yi" claims top spot on Mon-Tues nights again 2010/05/12, Source,
Official poster of "Dong Yi" [MBC]
MBC epic series "Dong Yi" reigned TV charts with high viewership ratings again, proving to be no match up against other dramas shown in the Monday and Tuesday prime time slot.
According to statistics released by TNS Media Korea, ratings for "Dong Yi" rose from 25.8 on Monday to 28.5 percent the following day, indicating that the show may soon breach the 30 percent mark since first airing on March 22,...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
Han Hyo-joo says she "hold fast" to her role in "Dong Yi" 2010/05/07, Source, MBC's "Dong Yi" is a big obstacle for new dramas "Giant" by SBS and “Secret Agent Miss Oh" by KBS that are premiering next Monday. "Dong Yi", which took off to a slow start with low ratings, has solidified its position after the airing of several episodes to see its ratings breach the 20 percent mark. The drama full of distinctive characters including Chun-soo (Bae Soo-bin), Dong Yi (Han Hyo-joo) and Jang Hee-bin (Lee So-yeon) have been main driving force behind the show's recent surge in popularity. Below are the excerpts from the interview on the open set of "Dong Yi". 10: At the first press conference, you were worried about the cold. How is the weather now? Jeong Jin-yeong (Jeong): It's the same as it was before. The weather was below zero two weeks ago.
Korean actress Lee So-yeon (left) and actor Bae Soo-bin (right) [MBC]
10: Doesn't Chun-soo have the hardest time, even though the rest of the cast has a rough time too. Bae Soo-bin (Bae): The most difficult scene for me was when I fell from the cliff,...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
[ChanMi's take] Lee So-yeon VS Kim Si-hyang! 2009/07/15, Source, The two beauties are wearing the same dress!
This so called 'Tarzan' dress is a very popular for its one shoulder style this year. Many fashionistas are wearing this in different ceremonies and events!
The dress gives a bright and cheerful image as well as a sexy look for the stars who wear this.
Who do you think looks best in these? Kim Si-hyang of Lee So-yeon?,...More
[ChanMi's take] Lee Jin vs Lee So-yeon 2008/08/28, Source, There must be a shortage of dresses out there in the fashion world! Why do so many Korean celebrities wear the same outfits that other stars have already worn? Lee Jin and Lee Seo-yeon wore the same black one-piece with a white ribbon.,...More
It is not too much to say that 2005 was the year of Daniel Henney. The model-turned-actor gained the status of a national heartthrob by playing angel-hearted doctor Henry Kim in last year's mega-hit televisi,...More
In New MBC Drama, A Good Wife and Mother Marries a Braggart 2005/10/07, Source, The phrase "a good wife and wise mother" is no longer the ideal model for a woman nowadays. In a world where women's' rights are respected and their advancement in society encouraged, the traditional good wife and wise mother model is equivalent to unilateral sacrifice and subordination for an incre,...More
Admiral Yi Sun-shin moves nation 2005/08/15, Source, An armada of Japanese warships gather around the Myeongryang Straits in September 1597. Intoxicated with the overwhelming victory a year before over the Joseon fleet commanded by Won Gyun, they expect to wipe out the remnants of Joseon naval forces in the upcoming battle. As warships from both sides,...More
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i wish i was korean now that i've grown in love with korean drama series and it's all because of you.i began watching because my cousin dragged me into watching it. at first i thought it wouldn't be interesting. but i guess i was wrong. hope to see you in more series and good luck in your career.
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