Stars on the Stump Don't Guarantee Election Win 2016/04/17, Source,
Actress Shim Eun-ha (left) congratulates her husband Ji Sang-wook at his campaign office in Seoul early Thursday morning. /Yonhap
Candidates who brought a famous wife, child or other relative with them on the stump were not always guaranteed a win in Wednesday's general elections. For some it went well. Actress Shim Eun-ha's husband Ji Sang-wook won his seat for the Saenuri Party in Seoul's Jung district. Shim cast her ballot alongside her husband and stood by him at a party office in central Seoul as the votes were being counted, and he duly thanked her for her support,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 24 Final 2016/03/26,
Throughout all his trials and tribulations, Yeong-sil has remained a surprisingly good sport. There's good reason for this. As bad as jail might be, Yeong-sil at least has his sketchbook, which gives him a chance to think over matters of science. That's always good for a nice matter of calm, even if this time, Yeong-sil's friends can't help him. There's just disgrace and corporal punishment, while Yeong-sil sulks and starts to hate the world,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 23 2016/03/20,
Yeong-sil struggles with another of the usual engineering problems for his current clock design as he works on a deadline. In an ideal world, this is all Yeong-sil would have to worry about. But in "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama", the scientist ends up being forced to think in terms of geopolitical questions. This time around, after deciding that they find Yeong-sil's super diorama clock to be more cool than morally offensive, the Chinese attempt to poach him as their own scientist,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 22 2016/03/19,
Once again, Yeong-sil lounges around just in the peripheral issue of major political questions, this time out on the frontier. Nothing immediately important happens. There ends up being a timeskip following a somewhat anticlimactic death scare for King Sejong, leading me to believe that "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" focuses on certain historical incidents more out of obligation than because of actual relevancy,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 21 2016/03/13,
I don't really feel that bad for Hee-ji considering how often he manages to get embroiled in life-or-death situations, and then proceeds to enravel all the nearby characters in those same crises. Aside from how generally dangerous Hee-ji is as a friend, he has this bad habit of sucking the oxygen out of the room with his own mostly irrelevant storylines. There's a great montage here that's pretty much a greatest hits collection of Hee-ji either being a jerk or being interrupted by a conspiracy whenever he tries to act a little more senxible for a change,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 20 2016/03/12,
Hee-ji struggles with whether to honor his love for science or his love of not being threatened with murder by his political allies. It's taken awhile, but I think I'm finally appreciating Hee-ji as a sort of tragic character who debates which side is the right side for the sake of progress. I wonder whether the historical Hee-ji actually had to deal with problems anything like this, but whatever. I'm partially relieved if only to learn that for the most part the various characters in "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" are in fact based on real people, what with the brief credits scene,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 19 2016/03/06,
Eight months later, Yeong-sil is making decent progress on his scientific endeavors. Hee-ji, though, he just skulks at home having flashbacks of past fire-related incidents, grumbling about the obvious superiority of Yeong-sil and, I kid you not, projecting his weird fixation issues on a makeshift Joseon-era mannequin. It bears repeating. In terms of personality and inner conflict, Hee-ji is the real main character of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama". Hee-ji is the one always making difficult decisions while Yeong-sil just tries to think of a better way to build a clock,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 18 2016/03/05,
Hee-ji suffers from his usual character conflict here. Yeong-sil is such a genius, Hee-ji feels eternally incompetent, so Hee-ji must struggle between his love of science and his desire to burn things. Again with the fire! Forget about clocks, King Sejong really needs to do something about public services. One of these days someone is going to try to burn something important, and at that point, he's going to wish there was a fire brigade to deal with the problem,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 17 2016/02/28,
While this episode certainly has its share of ominous brooding when it comes to authority figures of dubious reputation, fortunately, for the most part no one actually tries to cash in on the threats. Yeong-sil presents a simple, easily understood alternate scientific theory, and from there it's just a matter of put up or shut up. Good clock design can only get a man so far when the amount of possible elaboration is such that a near infinite variety of models is possible,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 16 2016/02/27,
Hee-ji belatedly feels some guilt here about jealously trying to use violence to drive Yeong-sil out of the field of science. It's lucky Hee-ji didn't go all the way, even if he was technically operating at the behest of a conspiracy. I continue to find the scientific conspiracies the most baffling part of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama". They don't even have hired goons or anything, the bad guys are perfectly fine with beating people up in broad daylight while still wearing their fancy clothes. Eggheads have never been so scary,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 15 2016/02/21,
Now that Yeong-sil is apparently dead, all anyone can seem to talk about is what a great smart guy he was. Which is awkward, considering that the principal men involved in the assassination attempt on the poor scientist still have their government positions, and just can't seem to escape the fact that even in death Yeong-sil is way smarter than they are. "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" has the kind of villains who seem pathetic even when they win, because their competence begins and ends with cloak and dagger conspiracies,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 14 2016/02/20,
This episode opens up with Yeong-sil and his science buddies admiring the stars and pondering over the mysteries of the universe as Jang Yeong-sil's scientific bagpipe music plays in the background. It's a capstone to a whirlwind of successful research, and I really hate these scenes because they mostly just remind me of the story that "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" could be telling, except that now it's time for the requisite unnecessary violence on the part of science-hating extremists,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 13 2016/02/14,
A major scene in the early part of this episode does a good job explaining the contradictions of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" as a whole. We start out with Yeong-sil working, idly wondering about the political situation but mostly just puzzled as to why his current astronomical calculations aren't working. Then a bunch of aristocratic bullies show up and force a physical confrontation. Wrestling moves are involved. At long last Yeong-sil inadvertently comes up with a breakthrough and rushes back to inform his team,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 12 2016/02/13,
Yeong-sil has learned a valuable lesson from the constant apparently unnecessary attempts on his life. While it's great that Yeong-sil has managed to gain an official scientific position within the Joseon, nobody likes him. The other scientists don't really have a good reason for doing so, but that's besides the point. Pecking orders aren't based on logic. Up until now science has been a means of social advancement in Korea, and King Sejong can't change that overnight,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 11 2016/02/06,
After a large scale and mostly unnecessary swordfight the Chinese portion of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" concludes, as usual leaving me asking the wrong kind of questions. Is anybody else noticing the irony here? Song Il-gook is in an action-heavy drama, as a guy who logically does not know how to fight and spends most his time in the action sequences chronically dodging hits? When even the token woman picks up a sword and starts hacking away I have to wonder whether "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" would make more sense if it just ignored logic entirely and made Yeong-sil a kung fu scientist. For all we know, he might have been one,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 10 2016/01/31,
Hee-ji (played by Lee Ji-hoon) is the actual main character of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" at the moment, on account of the fact that he's the only Korean character who actually has any idea what's going on in the Chinese portion of the story. I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself on this point but...why exactly is Yeong-sil the main character when he doesn't know what's going on, no one wants to tell him what's going on, and it doesn't even seem to matter whether or not he knows what's going on?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 9 2016/01/30,
Having finally managed to escape the cutthroat environment of Korean politics, so that he can study astronomy in China, Yeong-sil at long last manages to arrive in China to discover that...there are also violent bureaocratic elements at play in Chinese astronomy. And much as was the case in Korea, Yeong-sil has only the faintest awareness of what's going on. He just expresses surprise and curiousity regarding a few novel scientific devices, and proceeds to stumble clumsily into more random death plots and sword fights,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 8 2016/01/24,
The extended opening of this episode is simply a direct continuation of the cliffhanger from last time. Yeong-sil is stuck in a noose, reliant entirely on the whims of the weather to confirm whether or not his heretical scientific theory is true and thus, can release Yeong-sil from the risk of death. For all of King Taejong's established authoritatiran attitude I'm still at a bit of a loss as to why he takes these issues to such a ridiculous extreme. It's almost like King Taejong takes issues of bad science personally,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 7 2016/01/23,
I'm increasingly getting the sense that "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" is less about the actual titular scientist and more about the political struggles that were necessary for King Sejong to manage the important reforms that marked his reign. It's clear that several of the events we see in major focus were actual real historical watermarks in King Sejong's early career (he's still not actually King yet). Although this is mostly a hypothesis on my part since once again Jeong-sil has very little screentime in his own story compared to other characters who aren't very good at staying alive in difficult historical times,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 5 2016/01/16,
After a weird opening setpiece where Yeong-sil's personal problems and the greater political situation randomly come into violent agreement, we get a few interesting scenes of Yeong-sil trying to make a go of life with palace scientists. Yeong-sil ends up making enemies by stupidly expressing his opinion and then backing it up with factual evidence. That's a really big problem in a scientific infrastructure where qualifications are considered more relevant than facts,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 4 2016/01/10,
Yeong-sil continues to struggle with authority this episode, as the climax involves him getting into a violent altercation with an official and eventually using the power of science to spring an elaborate trap. As good as Song Il-gook is at action scenes, I can't help but find it a tad absurd how "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" is apparently taking the position that Yeong-sil could have or should have used his scientific abilities to win fights. That much sounds like a running sketch idea for a late night comedy program,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 3 2016/01/09,
Like most historical persons from the early Joseon period, we don't actually know very much about the life of the real Jang Yeong-sil- so a lot of the story ends up having to be completely made up. I didn't mind this so much in the first two episodes of "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama", since by and large these were just kid Yeong-sil having adventures with science. And there's elements of that here too, as the production team gets into fifteen century clocks. Suffice to say, accurate timekeeping was much more difficult back before everything was digitized,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 2 2016/01/03,
As much as Yeong-sil loves science one fact is unassailable- his cultural background is unimpressive. So while other better pedigreed kids in the family study all day, Yeong-sil has to do hard labor and wait until nighttime to do science, which is fortunate because this episode Yeong-sil decides to learn everything he can about the moon. In this case "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" takes an unusual approach to the scientific method by using it to explain wrong science- specifically, geocentrism,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" Episode 1 2016/01/02,
Yeong-sil (played by Song Il-gook) first appears as a decrepit old man moving across a vast field for one purpose- to view an eclipse. While the action soon moves into flashback mode eclipses remain an important plot point. While technically irrelevant to daily life, knowing when and how an eclipse will happen is a sure sign of scientific advancement. Under New Joseon, currently led by King Taejong (played by Kim Young-cheol), science is a pretty big deal,...More
Song Il-gook, "I met Jang Yeong-sil when I wanted to be in a historical" 2015/12/28, Source,
It took about an hour or so for actor Song Il-gook to start talking like an actor and not like the father of triplets. He is coming back for the first time in 5 years with the KBS 1TV historical drama "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama". He seemed tense. The premiere of the drama was held on the 28th in Timesquare.
Song Il-gook didn't feel good since the morning. His body had weakened from the continuous drama making and going back and forth from his hometown with the triplets. He had an upset stomach and threw up just the day before and wasn't feeling any better. He seemed fidgety and kept drinking water. He also seemed very tense and said that he wasn't able to sleep well because his wife was sick too and he took care of the children,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Answer Me 1988" Episode 13 2015/12/18,
Bo-ra helpfully narrates the theme of this episode at the closing. This is fortunate, since until that point I was at a bit of a loss as to what the title card, a linguistic variation on the title of "Superman is Back" variety show, had to do with the episode proper. We don't really get to see that much of men taking care of their families, unless you count Seong-gyoon's misadventures trying to fix household appliances back in the days before it was cheaper to just buy new. Indeed, one memorable sequence involves the entire neighborhood getting riled over a nonexistent crisis,...More
"Tattoo" Seo Young, "34 hours for a bed scene" 2015/12/01, Source,
At the premiere of the movie "Tattoo" on December 1st, actress Seo Young said, "It's not every day that an actress gets to show off tattoos on her entire body so I thought it was a good opportunity. I got tattooed for 3 hours and a half. It was alright when I was wearing clothes, but during the bed scene with Song Il-gook, it kept rubbing off".
"We filmed the bed scene for about 34 hours. We rolled around on a wooden floor and not on a bed. I was exhausted after that. The blood dried up and my hair got stuck to it so I had to cut it out",...More
Shopping districts outside of Seoul enjoy significant growth 2015/11/08, Source,
Incheon Songdo International City
The Jungwang Park in Songdo, Incheon, where the celebrity triplets of a Korean actor Song Il-gook are known to visit every now and then, are considered the Central Park for the local residents. Passing through the sun-lit skyscrapers and high-rising hotels is an artificial waterway with canoes, kayaks, and boasts cleaving through the sea water,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Tattoo" 2015/07/18,
As the opening sequence demonstrates, there is a kind of medical factor to tattoo art that's rather fascinating. They both involve needles, obviously, but what exactly is that weird ink that creates tattoo art anyway? Soo-na (played by Yoon Joo-hee) is a doctor turned tattooist who utilizes their mysterious properties- for murder. That sounds like a good premise for a movie doesn't it? Well, unfortunately the actual main serial killer character of "Tattoo" is Ji-soon (played by Song Il-gook). He's just a generic übermensch serial killer,...More
Song Il-gook's wife Jeong Seung-yeon caught in dispute 2015/01/11, Source, Song Il-gook's wife Jeong Seung-yeon is being questioned about her status as a judge.
Lawyer Im Yoon-seon posted on her Facebook, "I've seen news saying that every time news about the triplets would come out, Song Il-gook registers his managers as an aide to the National Assembly and has been paying them with tax money. As a friend of Jeong Seung-yeon, I know that this is a lie",...More
What about 'daddy' Uhm Tae-woong? 2014/12/11, Source,
'Eom Force' has been a long time nickname of his. Uhm Tae-woong usually plays a strong and charismatic male character in movies such as "Revenge", "Wolf", "Devil" and dramas "The Equator Man" and "Sword and Flower". His recent movie was no different. He played the typical 'tough guy' and stood out by having a unique personality in most movies, which is why he has an even fan base from both women and men.
However, his image has started to change ever since he got married. He's become friendlier and nicer,...More
Singer Lee Seung-chul Denied Entry to Japan 2014/11/12, Source,
Singer Lee Seung-chul was denied entry to Japan on Sunday, apparently due to his performance on Dokdo in celebration of Liberation Day on Aug. 15. Japan lays a flimsy claim to the Korean islets on East Sea, and Liberation Day marks Korea's independence from Japanese colonial rule in 1945,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/01, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Fire in Hell": A Buddhist monk succumbs to sin and is cruelly cornered by fate on his way to redemption. (11/06)
★★★★ "Entangled": A family of four are put under pressure after the youngest daughter's child dies as a result of the mother's deteriorating mental condition. (11/06)
★★★★ "Daughter": A woman struggles to free herself from her strict ascetic upbringing and wonders what the future holds for her own family. (11/06)
★★★ "Fashion King - Movie": A high school student plans to become a fabulous fashionista in order to attract the attention of the prettiest girl in school. (11/06)
★★★★ "Glory For Everyone": A touching documentary that follows a young soccer team and accounts their struggles against poverty and class. (11/06),...More
Actor Song Il-gook to Appear in Makgeolli Ad in WSJ 2013/05/03, Source, Song Il-gook (right) and Seo Kyoung-duk
Actor Song Il-gook and Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University who specializes in promoting Korean culture, will run an advertisement for makgeolli, or Korean traditional wine, in the Wall Street Journal at the end of this month. "[Actress] Lee Young-ae featured in an ad for bibimbab [a traditional Korean dish made of rice and vegetables] in the New York Times, and it has been very well received. As such, I decided to arrange a similar ad with another Korean Wave star", Seo said as he unveiled a poster for the latest promotion,...More
Korean Stars in Japan in Bind Over Dokdo 2012/08/27, Source, Kara (left) and Song Il-gook
Korean Wave stars who are popular in Japan find themselves in a fiendish dilemma as tensions rise between Seoul and Tokyo over Dokdo. A case in point is comments by Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi about actor Song Il-gook, who took part in a relay swim to Dokdo on Aug. 15, which marks Korea's independence from Japanese colonial occupation. "Unfortunately, it will not be easy for him to come to Japan from now on", Tsuyoshi said on a TV program on Friday,...More
Actor Song remains calm on Japan's entry denial 2012/08/27, Source,
By Kim Ji-soo Hallyu actor Song Il-gook responded matter-of-factly to a senior Japanese official's comment that he may not be allowed to enter Japan. Appearing on a cable network Japanese Senior Vice Foreign Minister Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi said that it's regrettable but Song may find it difficult to visit Japan in the future because that's the state of Japanese sentiment right now,...More
Kim Jang-hoon, Song Il-gook To Swim To Dokdo 2012/08/14, Source,
In commemoration of Korea's Independence Day on August 15th, singer Kim Jang-hoon and actor Song Il-gook will be showing off their swimming skills. This Wednesday marks the anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan's colonial rule. In honor of this, along with making a statement that the Dokdo Islets belong to Korea, Kim, Song, and several dozen other volunteers will be making the 55-kilometer swim together from Korea's coastline to the eastern islets of Dokdo,...More
Korea seeks more cultural exchanges with CIS countries 2012/06/03, Source,
Scenes from "Arirang Party" (photo courtesy of KOCIS)
Celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and three former Soviet republics (CIS) are being held throughout this week.
The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) staged an array of events that offered a glimpse into the country's diverse cultural aspects to the capital cities of Uzbekistan (May 22), Turkmenistan (May 24), and Kazakhstan (May 26) successively,...More
Celebrities Pitch in to Back Candidates in General Election 2012/04/03, Source,
Actress Lee Young-ae (second right) and her husband pose with Saenuri Party's candidate Chung Jin-suk (second left) on his campaign site.
As the April 11 general elections approaches, celebrities are rolling up their sleeves to support their favorite candidates. Candidates with connections in showbusiness say they are receiving a huge boost in their campaigns.
Actress Lee Young-ae and her husband appeared at a political campaign rally for Chung Jin-suk, a former senior secretary for political affairs at Cheong Wa Dae. Lee and her husband are friends of Chung, who is running on the ruling Saenuri Party's ticket,...More
Stars spice up campaigns 2012/04/03, Source,
From top left: Lee Young-ae, Song Il-gook, Choi Myung-gil Chung Mong-joon of the ruling Saenuri Party, right, the incumbent representative for Seoul's Dongjak B constituency who is standing again in the April 11 parliamentary elections, greets citizens on their way to work with his nephew Chung Dae-sun and his wife Noh Hyun-jung, a former KBS anchor, in front of Joongang University Hospital, Monday. / Yonhap
By Park Si-soo
Several candidates are running a star-studded campaign in the lead-up to the April 11 National Assembly elections. This is made possible due to their personal ties with movie stars, TV presenters and beauty contest winners, triggering a sense of jealousy among their rivals,...More
Ratings increase for "Fermented Family" 2011/12/21, Source,
jTBC's foundational mini-series recovered, going over 1% in the ratings.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on December 22nd, the fifth episode of "Fermented Family" that aired on December 21st rated 1.062%. This is 0.267% higher than the 0.795% earned by the previous fourth episode,...More
Stars moving to general service channels, celebrity casting success 2011/10/08, Source,
Founded ahead of the year's end, general service channels have been announcing star-studded casts one after another. Recruiting stars is the first stage of attracting attention to newly founded channels, which is a prerequisite for success. Because of this, expending resources to establish star-recruitment power is a natural move. First target: star broadcast TV producer General service channels' first targets were broadcast television entertainment producers. Given the enormous amount of know-how required to create a drama, this meant battling with broadcasters over a short period of time and securing the production talent that would give them the best chance for a successful launch,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/05/26, Source,
[Interview : Yun Seok-hwa, Director] "To avoid the limitations of telling a biography with a realist approach, I used a type of expressionist approach while putting on this show".
[Interview : Song Il-gook, Role of "Ahn Jung-geun" and "Ahn Jun-saeng" ] "Ahn Jun-saeng was an ordinary man like ourselves, so he could not abandon his family, home or children. Therefore, he ended up choosing life instead",...More
Kim Nam-gil to visit Japan for charity event next month 2010/03/30, Source,
Korean actor Kim Nam-gil [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kim Nam-gil will be visiting Japan next month to appear at the 3rd "Korea-Japan Friendship Festa", according to his agency Star J. Entertainment on Tuesday.
Star J. explained in a press release that the actor has recently decided to appear for free on the show, which celebrates the 45 years of normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries,...More
[REVIEW] MBC TV series "A Man Called God" 2010/03/09, Source,
Official poster of "A Man Called God" [MBC]
"A Man Called God" - First episode (MBC TV, 9:45 p.m.)
It is hard to say what exactly this drama is about. But come to think of it, it seems "A Man Called God" -- from the script to its action sequences -- tried to create something close to an adult comic. The show displayed how plain it is by unfolding its romantic plot involving every character within its improbable storyline. And the action scenes portrayed the very sentimentality voiced in adult comics where machos rule the world or sing of romance with the backdrop as night life or the political and economical circle. How the camera scans up and down the bodies of actresses Han Go-eun and Yoo In-young dressed in their bathing suits also reveals that the show's taste in aesthetics is at the level of that seen in the cartoon section of sports papers,...More
The Winter Olympic Games are over, but that doesn't mean the excitement of television is over as well. MBC and KBS are preparing big budget dramas featuring heroes for this weekend, ushering viewers to another competitive race between top stars and strong scripts.,...More
The Ideal Young Korean Male -- Revealed 2007/06/28, Source, A plastic surgeon has published a composite image of the ideal male Korean face. Rhee Seung-chul, the head of plastic surgery at Hanil General Hospital, made the image from the faces of 16 Korean Wave,...More
Koreans Made Happiest by Park Ji-sung 2007/04/30, Source, Manchester United striker Park Ji-sung topped the list of people who made Koreans happiest in a poll by the Weekly Chosun magazine, a sister publication of the Chosu Ilbo. The magazine asked 1,502 adu,...More
Too Much? The Top Advertising Earners Revealed 2007/02/09, Source, Advertising has developed beyond a mere means to sell more products into essential cultural content that can have a powerful impact on the way the public see the world. Among professionals, actors are particularly in love with advertising and the steady income it can provide -- not to mention the st,...More
Rain, Jun Ji-hyun Top on Fantasy Spouse List 2006/12/30, Source, A recent survey to uncover the number-one heartthrob for unmarried people shows that single men would most like to marry actress Jeon Ji-hyun and single women would sooner be hitched with singer Rain than any other man.
In the poll of 437 (217 men, 220 women) single members of the matchmaking fir,...More
One of the most conspicuous phenomena of 2006 was the "going-solo" trend among former boy band and girl band members. In fact, this year's K-pop scene has been crowded with what seems like an endless procession of "first solo albums".
Korea drama fest kicks off today 2006/10/26, Source, The first Korea Drama Festival kicks off its four-day run today in the southern city of Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, with a number of Korean TV stars attending the event.
The Korea Drama Festival 2006 will start this week in Chinju, South Kyongsang Province.
A variety of events, including drama screenings and celebrity fan meetings, will take place under this year's theme "water, light and stars" in Chinjusong and on the banks of,...More
Big-budget historical dramas popular 2006/07/10, Source, Seoul Broadcasting System's epic drama "Yeongaesomun" garnered over 20 percent of viewing rate Saturday with its first episode that depicted the historical battle between Goguryeo (37 B.C.-A.D. 668) and China's Tang Dynasty (618-907) at Ansi Castle.
This is the first of 100 episodes that will dra,...More
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Ive heard that JUMONG will be shown here in the Philiipines...hope its true...i was disappointed when "Emperor of the Sea" was not shown whereas the tv station has announced it already...I was wondering whether it will be a kapuso or kapamilya channel!!!!
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Dear Song Il-gook I sent you mail recently, but I forgot my e-mail adress. By the way you have got aanother drama it play KBS2 maybe I willwatch it.You play so good at Emperor of the sea.I was born 31.10.1971 at Ankara capital of the Turkey.By you,I like Korea and Korean people.The musics of the drama.I download at internet ,they are vary good.I listen mobile phone.Loves from Turkey.Please send email@example.com Good bye
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