KBS' Highest-Paid Stars Revealed 2012/08/28, Source, Shin Dong-yupShin Dong-yup was the highest-paid entertainer at terrestrial network KBS last year. Sin earned a total of W609.5 million (US$1=W1,137) as presenter of "Immortal Songs 2" and host of a talk show titled "Hello Counselor", according to data submitted by KBS on Monday to Democratic United Party lawmaker Jun Byung-hun of the National Assembly's Culture, Sports, Tourism, Broadcasting and Communications Committee,...More
MBC Entertainment Award Ceremony -- not dramatic or fun 2011/12/29, Source,
"It seemed boring because it looked like it was giving everyone a prize, but it also looked like they were sharing the love, so it was good to see".
This was the speech made by Park Mi-sun, who was awarded the grand prize at the MBC Entertainment Award Ceremony. This event was held in the Ilsan MBC Dream Center on December 29th and was boring, as it lacked dramatic tension or a witty emcee,...More
Comedian breaks down science of humor 2011/02/14,
Comedian Lee Yoon-suk's new book "The Science of Laughter" goes all the way back to primitive times to find the basis of laughter.
'The fact that people accepted me positively makes me feel lucky. I think that there is no better way of staying healthy than laughing out loud'.『웃음의 과학』낸 박사 개그맨 이윤석
By Byun Sun-goo
Comedian Lee Yoon-suk, often called by his nickname "Korea's weakling" due to his frail-looking physique, released his first book "The Science of Laughter" late last month,...More
Find The Hidden Jokes and Puns In Korean Dramas 2011/01/10, Source, These days, there's more to drama watching then drooling over the good looking characters and getting immersed into the intricate plots. There's now the fun of looking for the hidden messages or puns that the writers and directors are throwing into the mix. Drama viewers have been enjoying the art of deciphering these hidden codes. All in all, it's been creating a closer relationship between the viewers and the creative minds behind each project: directors, writers, producers, and of course the actors,...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards 2010/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize for the second consecutive year at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night.
At the awards ceremony held at MBC's Dream Center located in Ilsan, Gyeong-gi Province, Yoo was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee for MBC's variety shows "Infinite Challenge" and "Come Over", making it his seventh award during a year-end program,...More
Lee Kyung-kyu wins grand prize at KBS Entertainment Awards 2010/12/26, Source,
Comedia Lee Kyung-kyu [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean comedian Lee Kyung-kyu won the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards held over the weekend.
At the awards ceremony held at KBS' Open Hall on Saturday, Lee was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee of KBS variety show segment "What Makes A Man", part of entertainment program "Happy Sunday", which is one of the most-watched shows in the country,...More
'Infinity Challenge' hosts photo exhibition 2010/12/07, Source,
Photos featuring the hosts of MBC's program "Infinity Challenge" will be on display this month in various venues around the country. / Courtesy of MBC
By Han Sang-hee
The seven funny men from the hit television show "Infinity Challenge" are inviting viewers to brave the chilly temperatures to enjoy a free photo exhibition,...More
Park Hwi-soon "guarantees high ratings" for "Hot Brothers" (2) 2010/05/25, Source, Park Hwi-soon (left) and Lee Lee Gi-kwang [MBC] Q: Putting Park Myeong-soo, Kim Goo-ra and Tak Jae-hoon is a new combination. How does it feel? Park Myeong-soo: It is always difficult to create a new picture and new laughs. That is why the union of a new cast members is important. These days, doing the show with Kim Goo-ra and Jae-hoon has brought a new source of humor because they can make you laugh by just saying something. I hadn't worked with the younger cast members before either, but I think a lot of things will change depending on how the older guys do on the show. Kim Goo-ra: The viewers have already pegged us as the strong, funny characters. While I was shooting the fourth episode, I realized that the key issue was how much each person contributes to the show. In the case of "Daemang" on "Sunday Sunday Night", the segment had outstanding cast such as Kim Yong-man and Sin Jeong-hwan. But "Hot Brothers" is different. I appear on the segment with these guys but I am on a different level compared to them, in terms of salary and circumstances. I thought -- for the first time that I have been doing variety programs -- that I should start taking other people into my consideration,...More
[REVIEW] MBC "Hot Brothers" - 2nd episode 2010/05/25, Source,
A scene from MBC variety show "Hot Brothers" [MBC]
Variety show "Hot Brothers" - 2nd episode (MBC TV, 5:20 PM)
It only aired once and did not reappear for seven weeks. We are talking about a segment named "Hot Brothers" which is part of MBC's variety show "Sunday Sunday Night".And while everyone was waiting for "Infinite Challenge" and "We Got Married" to air, also shown in the same Sunday evening time slot, memories that viewers had of the first episode of "Hot Brothers" were slowly fading away, as well as the possibility that "Sunday Sunday Night" would recover its reputation from its heydays,...More
[FOCUS] Wednesday/Thursday drama rivalry - Part 2 2010/04/19, Source, 6. Work and Love, Love and Work: The story for all three stories are set at the workplace
"Prosecutor Princess": It is impossible to perfectly reenact the process of investigation that prosecutors carry out unless the program is a reality documentary. However, "Prosecutor Princess" adds an abundance of detail into depicting the daily life of a civil servant. The show has received reviews that even regular office workers can relate to the portrayal of the job description of a rookie prosecutor. "Princess" could become a good example of an office drama if it lays out the process of investigations with common sense.
"Personal Taste": One can't really say it is specialized. The drama does not explain through what process a house is designed, how to trim the different kinds of wood in order to make furniture, or what the necessary preparations are in carrying out a bidding. The scenes where Park Gae-in takes part in a furniture exhibition and has Jun Jin-ho cut the acrylic from a blind in order to avoid an emergency situation adds onto the sense of reality in telling the difficulties one struggles as an employee.
"Cinderella's Sister": Everyone gathers together at the makgeolli brewery called "Daesungdoga". However, this Goo Dae-sung's world of abundance and is one of the things that Song Gang-sook wants, but it does not display any characteristics as a work place. One might forget that it is a brewery, if it did not show the scene of Goo Hyo-seon (played by Seo Woo) drinking the residue left after rice liquor is drained before going to school. As a whole, the story of the self righteous self-made owner, the femme fatale-like new lady of the house, and the naive yet talkative workers and large family all seem like trite set-ups,...More
Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at MBC Acting Awards 2009/12/31, Source,
Korean actress Ko Hyun-jung [MBC]
Top Korean actress Ko Hyun-jung won the grand prize at the MBC Acting Awards, held at MBC's Open Hall on Wednesday.
Ko, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of royal concubine Mi-shil in historical drama "Queen Seon-deok", won the year's top crown while many of her co-stars also collected their share of awards.
"I believe there was a moment when Mi-shil really came to life [during the show]", said Ko in her acceptance speech. "I was very nervous because I had never done a traditional drama before, but thank you for giving me the opportunity to wear a dress like this". The actress got teary and emotional when she added, " I hope my kids are watching this... "
"Queen Seon-deok" -- which was also voted Drama of the Year -- was handed a total of 12 awards, winning the count over another hit drama "My Wife is a Superwoman", which won 7 in total. Writers of both dramas were awarded Writer of the Year at the event.,...More
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