[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Giant" 2014/12/20,
When considering the genres of Korean drama, melodrama is without a doubt one of the major ones. Even shows not belonging purely in it include melodramatic tropes, concepts and even tone. From the downright soapy to the romantic to the more workplace oriented, melodrama comes in many forms. "Giant" offers a mix of elements and is not without its faults, but it is also nothing short of an epic series and great display of melodrama done well,...More
TV dramas use similar names for main characters 2013/09/12, Source,
Jang Tae-san, Jang Tae-joo, Jang Tae-ha
They sound like names for brothers, but they are characters appearing in different TV dramas in Korea. Jang Tae-san (played by Lee Joon-gi) is the main character in MBC TVs Wednesday and Thursday drama series "Two Weeks". He is a fugitive who is mistakenly charged for murder, and struggles to save his daughter. Jang Tae-joo (played by Ko Soo) is the main character in SBS TVs Monday and Tuesday drama series "Empire of Gold", and is an ambitious man who seeks a hostile takeover of a chaebol enterprise to take revenge for his father who died due to false allegations.
Jang Tae-ha (played by Park Sang-min) is a character of hard-headed conglomerate owner on MBC TVs weekend drama series Scandal. They come to have similar names because all of them are serious and strong characters, and the screenplay writers sought to pick names suitable for such characters,...More
[Photos] 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Red Carpet 2013/07/18, Lee Byung-hun
The 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival will take place from July 18 to July 28 in Gyeonggi Province. On the themes of love, fantasy and adventure, a total of 230 films -- 135 features and 95 shorts -- from 44 countries will be screened this year.
Many actors and actresses attended and walked down the festival's glamorous red carpet before entering the pavilion,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The General's Son" 2013/04/05,
Kim Doo-Han is a regular street beggar who's just happy to have any sort of stability. But as an excellent street fighter living in the streets of occupied Seoul, he quickly an essential part of the war to take back the streets from the Japanese. Or, more accurately, to keep the Japanese merchants and gangsters from encroaching any closer than they already are- as many humiliations and indignities as the Koreans have suffered, losing Jongno, the heart of Korea's traditional economic system, is just too much,...More
Actor Park Sang-min Fined for Assaulting Ex-Wife 2012/05/11, Source,
A Seoul district court on Wednesday ordered actor Park Sang-min to pay W200,000 to his ex-wife for assaulting her (US$1=W1,140).
Park had been indicted for domestic violence and cleared at first intance, but his ex-wife Han Na-rae appealed. Park was charged after verbally abusing Han in October of 2010 and pushing her into a shelf on two occasions,...More
Lee Eun-mi to emcee 2nd 'I'm a Singer' 2012/05/04, Source,
Female pop singer Lee Eun- mi will host the second season of MBC's hit audition show "I'm a Singer", the broadcaster announced Thursday.
Given her relative inexperience, the decision was unexpected especially compared to the first season hosted by Lee So-ra and Yoon Do-hyun. These two singers and then contestants had hosted several gigs before, unlike Lee,...More
Weekly Star Scene 2 2011/09/15, Source, There seem to be quite a lot of stars with the same name.
[Reporter : ] : On the top of my head there's also actress 한혜진 () and model 한혜진, as well as actor 김성수 and the singer 김성수 of cool! Same names, but very different vibes.
: Taking a look back at the PR ambassadors for film festival
[Reporter : ] : Yes. They are 서영희 (Seo Yeong-hee) and 최다니엘 (Choi Daniel). Just to talk a bit more about them, 서영희 (Seo Yeong-hee) made her debut in the year 2004 and featured in many projects, but started receiving limelight from the drama "Queen Seon-deok" playing the part of 소화 (So-hwa), also when she got married earlier this year on May 14th,...More
[Spoiler] "City Hunter" episode 19 : R.I.P Prosecutor Kim Yeong-Joo ?? 2011/07/29,
Bonjour, "City Hunter" Fans! After waiting for days that seem like ages, it finally comes the "City Hunter" episode 19. Yeay!
On the last episode, we were left at the very peak point where the Prosecutor Kim Yeong-joo (Lee Joon-hyuk) took off our City Hunter mask. Will Lee Yun-seong (Lee Min-ho) be caught? The beginning of the 19th episode will absolutely blow your mind and start liking the Prosecutor (just like Da-hye (Goo Ha-ra) that turned to him instead of Lee Yun-seong).
Thanks to Prosecutor Kim Yeong-Joo for letting the City Hunter a.k.a Lee Yun-seong goes and escapes from jail just in time before the military teams come. The Prosecutor even lies and says that he doesn't know anything about the City Hunter either his face or identity,...More
Giant: A Korean Drama Soap Opera About A Korean Family & Revenge 2010/12/17, Source,
The Korean drama soap opera about a Korean family, "Giant", wrapped up recently with a 40.1% rating after seven months of airing. The setting is Seoul, 1970 through 2010. It cost almost $9 million to make this Korean drama soap opera about a Korean Family. Casting was composed of great actors and actresses such as Lee Beom-soo (Lee Kang Mo), Park Jin-hee (Hwang Jeong-Yeon), Park Sang-min (Lee Sung-Mo), Jeong Bo-Suk (Jo Pil-Yeon). Even the supporting actors were well-known. Also, the director presented admirably suitable settings for each time period that many viewers claimed they could recall,...More
[REVIEW] SBS series "Giant" 2010/12/08, Source,
Cho Pil-yeon (Jung Bo-suk) from SBS drama "Giant" [SBS]
How would the name Cho Pil-yeon (Jung Bo-suk) be written in Chinese characters? How about "必 (necessity)" for "Pil" and "然 (obvious)" for "-yeon", which adds up to mean "inevitable?" It was pure coincidence that Manbo Plaza collapsed on the day he was at the hearing to be designated a prime minister of the country. However it was only a matter of time that Manbo Plaza, the pinnacle of all shoddy constructions, crumbled to rubbles or his account book of illegal funds testifying to his years of corruption got disclosed,...More
SBS "Giant" completes run after ruling TV charts for 10 weeks 2010/12/08, Source,
SBS drama "Giant" [SBS]
SBS series "Giant" finished its run on December 7 while remaining the nation's most-watched Monday and Tuesdays show for 10 consecutive weeks, according to data by Total National Media Statistics (TNmS) on Wednesday.
TNmS' statistics showed that "Giant" marked an average viewership rating of 36.7 percent this week, posting a mark of 40.1 percent in particular for its finale episode yesterday, the first time for the show to breach the 40 percent mark. AGB Nielson Media Research said "Giant" scored an average score of 35.4 percent,...More
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