[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Beautiful Gong Shim" Episode 4 2016/05/22,
There is a clear break between what is good and what is not so good in "Beautiful Gong Shim". What is good is so delightfully strong in content and execution while what is bad is draggy and dull. Any scene with Namgoong Min is fantastic. Family affairs are bogging the drama down and there may be more of it to come as families begin to interfere with more aspects of the plot. Dan-tae's grandmother is a wreck of a woman,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Beautiful Gong Shim" Episode 3 2016/05/21, "Beautiful Gong Shim" just keeps getting better. Yes, there are the usual doses of selfish rich folk, conniving siblings, and sad backstories, but the balance between them and the hearty stories behind our leads is pitch perfect. And we finally get to dig into Gong Shim as more than just a woman to be pitied. She is so rich after this episode, and her interactions with quirky, tender-hearted Dan-tae are absolutely winning. We learn that Gong Shim has been neglected her whole life, as we suspected, in favor of her beautiful, smart, well-employed older sister,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Beautiful Gong Shim" Episode 1 2016/05/14,
SBS's new Saturday/Sunday twenty-episode drama "Beautiful Gong Shim" was much more than its lackluster promotion. It was zippy, fun, and put two unique characters at the helm, Gong Shim (Minah) and Ahn Dae-tae (Namgoong Min). I have to say that I hope neither of them change much, save maybe to fall in love with each other. It's rare to find such refreshingly frank and straightforward characters on Korean television. Gong Shim is the "ugly" younger sister,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Beautiful Gong Shim" 2016/05/07,
Finding a romantic comedy drama that does not go majorly dark and depressing or then lose its coherence completely is hard. "Beautiful Gong Shim" promises a return to the good ol' days, where people trying to hook up with people happily was possible without major physical and emotional scarring. There is still a mean grandmother in the mix, but that is a rom-com staple in Korean drama,...More
Seo Hyo-rim's lean body 2015/06/03, Source,
Actress Seo Hyo-rim is known for her healthy and sophisticated image.
She stood in front of the camera in a fitness look that compliments her body which is the result of Pilates,...More
Kim Seon-ah with the "Scent of a Woman" team 2012/01/01, Source,
Actress Kim Seong-ah revealed a picture with the SBS Drama "Scent of a Woman" team.
She posted a picture on her 'Me Today' site on January 2nd, "May 2012 bring you lots of luck. I am grateful for all the love you've given me all throughout last year and I am happy. Let go of everything in your hearts and start afresh. I hope for health and happiness in your lives".,...More
Which 'Flower' are you? Orchid 'Han Go-eun' or Sunflower 'Lee Ji-ah' or Rose 'Seo Hyo-rim' ? 2011/12/10,
Are you the type of woman who likes to hide your feelings and pretend to be strong but softhearted inside? Or maybe charming, mature and thoughtful match your personality?
Three ladies from currently airing drama, "Me Too, Flower!", provokes me to invite you discover your flower personality. Flower personality? Yes! If you're not familiar with this term, let me clue you in. Perhaps sometimes you notice when a charming yet smart boy presents a red rose for a girl of his dream, but a yellow or white flower to put on his grandmother grave. Does it ring a bell? That's because conscious or unconsciously, people understand that flower or its colour has different meaning and creates different impression,...More
Top Actresses Join Charity Drive 2011/02/16, Source,
Some of Korea's most glamorous actresses gathered on Tuesday to help youngsters who are the main support of their household. The 2nd Pink Wings Campaign is hosted by fashion magazine Vogue Girl and Gangnam branch of Shinsegae Department Store,...More
Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards 2011/01/23, Source, The 2011 Asia Model Awards were held on January 21st at the Seoul Marriott Hotel. This is one of Asia's biggest modeling events, with models from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. All the countries unite under the slogan of "Asian is one" to help advance the Asian modeling industry. Here, some of k-pop's biggest acts were also honored with various awards,...More
Say NO to dental plaque! 2010/11/10, Source,
In its efforts to raise awareness of the importance of oral hygiene, Korean Dental Association in cooperation with Oral-B recently held the inauguration ceremony for the supporters for OQ (Oral Health Quotient) campaign against dental plaque. The event took place on November 8 at the Seoul Plaza Hotel,...More
[INTERVIEW] KBS drama "SungKyunKwan Scandal" writer Kim Tae-heui - Part 2 2010/11/05, Source,
Writer Kim Tae-heui [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: After episode 15, it seemed that you were trying to insert more stories into the drama and that caused some trouble to the flow of the drama. What do you regret the most? Kim Tae-heui: I still don't know whether it was because I added “Geumdeungjisa” then rushed in having to wrap up the latter half of the story, or whether I should have just dealt with it probably and made the story longer. But I was worried that may lower the ratings for the show. (laugh). I tend to make my scripts long so most of the portions edited beforehand in the script was usually about Geumdeungjisa. It's something I'll reflect upon now and in the future when I do the next project. 10: But on the other hand, I believe there was a reason you included Geumdeungjisa episode in the drama, as a writer. Kim Tae-heui: A girl in disguise as a boy didn't seem strong enough of an impact for the story. I was also worried with what else I should keep up the tension of the story after Yoo-hee's gender is revealed. And Geumdeungjisa was necessary in turning the original story into a drama. For example Hongbyeokseo (the red messenger) in the book tells a lot about problems in society but in doing the same thing in drama, it could be easily forgotten so I needed something to bring all the main characters together. Also, by linking it with King Jeongjo's reform plan I thought I could make the story much richer,...More
KBS' "Music Bank" to be broadcast to 54 countries 2010/08/27, Source,
KBS' music program "Music Bank" hosts Seo Hyo-rim and Song Joong-ki [Official "Music Bank" website]
KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank" will be broadcast live to 54 countries around the world, according to the official website of "Music Bank" on Friday.
The official website announced that today's show will be seen live for the first time ever in 54 different countries for a special episode titled "Live Music Bank K-Pop Special" later tonight,...More
[REVIEW] TV series Good Days when the Wind Blows 2010/02/03, Source,
The cast of KBS daily drama "Good Days when the Wind Blows" [KBS]
"Good Days when the Wind Blows" - Premiere episode, KBS TV (8:25 PM)
There is a consistent rule in a daily dramas, especially in ones produced by major broadcaster KBS. The rule starts off with the existence of a certain type of female lead character who is poor with no family -- or one who is better off not having one at all -- but has a cheerful and sturdy personality. The capable, hard-working man from a loving family who lives with his parents and grandparents, and the cool, rich guy who says he is not interested in becoming the heir to the family business are also must-have characters. The plot must not be too complicated or too realistic either as it is viewed by housewives on a daily basis. A business company is depicted as a place where character Yeon-shil (played by Nah Yeong-hee), who owns the company and bosses her husband around, will utter "Please speed up the new product development and contribute to the sales growth of our company", to Dae-han (played by Jin I-han), a new team leader under the age of thirty. Romance is played out comedically, almost.,...More
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