[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 7 2016/05/09, "Vampire Detective" finally delivers on the vampire part, but the results are sadly less exciting than they sound. Episode seven attempts to humanize our villainess and reveals her origins to us. San meets an old friend who is very different from what he remembers and our other leads take a break while he works this new case. We also meet an unexpected guest star who reveals an interesting fact about the drama. Any "Vampire Prosecutor" fans here,...More
SBS Drama Awards, quality or popularity? 2015/12/03, Source,
Who will be the last one to laugh at the SBS Drama Awards?
SBS maintains its reputation for being one of the most powerful drama broadcasting stations in 2015. It entertained viewers with various dramas and so did actors and actresses with their various transformations,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 20 (final) 2015/08/23,
Despite the neatly tied ending, "Mask"'s finale didn't truly end cleanly. There are too many "could-have-beens" and ideas that were proposed, but never seen through to fruition. So much of the ending was smiling at the camera for ages or making sure that each villain received his just deserts. What it did do right was show Ji-sook and Min-woo living mask-free and as themselves without being fettered by lies and deceit. Ji-sook decided to come clean and reveal the truth, to remove the "Mask" for which the show is named,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 18 2015/08/23,
Some of this episode was cleverly wrought while the rest of it was reused material that was weaker with the repeated use. The development of Mi-yeon and Seok-hoon continues to be riveting while the contrived behavior of Ji-sook and the battles between family members and the money-hungry grow wearier. Let's get the overused stuff out of the way,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 17 2015/08/16,
Sabotage is the name of the game. Seok-hoon attempts it out of need for revenge; Mi-yeon attempts it out of emotional despair; both Min-woo and Ji-sook battle the powerful emotional tide of the unhappy Seok-hoon and Mi-yeon. The others of their family and work place are dragged along with the roaring tide. "Mask" juxtaposes the Min-woo/Ji-sook and Seok-hoon/Mi-yeon couples to great effect this episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 13 2015/08/09,
As truths are slowly revealed to key players, the weather grows quickly stormy and as unstable as an electrical storm. In the eye of the storm Ji-sook and Min-woo slowly grow their love, and although it's sweet, this is truly just the calm before the storm for their relationship. The burgeoning love between Ji-sook and Min-woo is made possible because first Min-woo, and then Ji-sook, allowed him and herself to open up to love and the fact that they must trust another person,...More
[Spoiler] "Mask" Soo-ae - Joo Ji-hoon get a happy ending with a daughter and a home together 2015/07/30, Source,
The feeling of something stuck down one's windpipes is now gone. The SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama "Mask" which received complaints from its fans because its slow pace, has now ended with refreshing turn of events.
In its final episode broadcasted on the 30th, "Mask" shows Byeon Ji-Sook (Soo-ae) and Choi Min-Woo (Joo Ji-hoon) finally getting some payback after being punching bags for the whole time. Byeon Ji-Sook, who was imprisoned on charges that she pretended to be someone else, continued to grow her love by exchanging letters with Choi Min-Woo. After she is released 4 years later, she opens the restaurant which was her mother's dream and made a home with Choi Min-Woo. She also gave birth to a daughter,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 5 2015/07/02,
Romance starts in earnest in episode 5 of "Mask". It is the catalyst for change in Min-woo's brickwall personality and it is the one small happiness for Ji-sook in her new, masked life. Surrounding that romance is the darkness of intrigue, deceit, and the hunt for more money and power. Seok-hoon is a master manipulator and revels in his conquests,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 4 2015/07/01, "Mask" keeps the tension high as Ji-sook and Seok-hoon butt heads. Min-woo skirts on the fringes of their tense relationship, struggling with his illness and his ambition. Already the effects of Ji-sook's presence in his life are obvious, but they are not yet strong enough to distract for the incredible tension between Ji-sook and Seok-hoon. As with any melodrama, Ji-sook is faced with scheming in-laws and never ending misfortunates,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 3 2015/06/29,
What makes "Mask" unique is the view that each character has of his or herself. There is the villain, Seok-hoon, who sees himself has deserving the fruits of his evil deeds. Ji-sook must pose as another woman and battles with herself to accept the new reality. These views are the most typical in the melodrama genre. But then there is Min-woo, mentally unstable, but highly ambitious. He is the wild card that stimulates intrigue in the plot and fuels the actions of other characters. The fable of the scorpion and the frog outlines the relationship between Min-woo and Ji-sook,...More
[Spoiler] 'Mask' Betrayal creates tears and distrust
On the 10th episode of SBS Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Mask", Choi Min-woo (Joo Ji-hoon) found out about Byeon Ji-sook (Seo Eun-ha /Soo-ae)'s betrayal.
When sleeping pills were found in Choi Min-woo's room, in which Byeon Ji-sook sneaked, he started suspecting Byeon Ji-sook. Choi Min-woo asked Byeon Ji-sook, "Let me ask you one question. You are not the one who put the sleeping pills in the room, are you?",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 2 2015/06/24,
The second episode of "Mask" is nothing short of melodramatic. This isn't a bad thing. In fact, it brings the events from the first episode full circle and propels the plot forward at breakneck speed. All the trappings of a self-respecting melodrama are present and they are, if not novel, at least interesting. This could be due to stellar acting on the parts of the three leads: Soo-ae, Joo Ji-hoon, Yeon Jeong-hoon, and Yoo In-yeong. In particular, Yeon's acting stands out because he is better known for his brooding heroes than for his scheming villains,...More
[Spoiler] 'Mask' Surprise kiss and revelation
On the seventh episode of SBS Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Mask", Choi Min-woo (Joo Ji-hoon) gave a surprise kiss to Byeon Ji-sook (Soo-ae).
When the two went out for dinner, Choi Min-woo accidentally eavesdropped on the conversation between Byeon Ji-sook and Kim Jeongtae (Jo Han-seon). Kim Jeongtae, who recognized Byeon Ji-sook first, talked to her, "If you need money, I'm willing to help you any time. Let's meet once in a while. If things don't work out with the man you're seeing, can't you see me again?",...More
[Spoiler] 'Mask' Yeon Jeong-hoon has been monitoring the couple's private life
On the 6th episode of SBS Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Mask", it showed how Min Seok-hoon (Yeon Jeong-hoon) had been monitoring the private life of Choi Min-woo (Joo Ji-hoon) and Byeon Jisook (Seo Eun-ha played by Soo-ae) couple.
Byeon Jisook felt guilty because she had ignored her younger brother, Byeon Ji-hyeok (Hoya) when the two had encountered. When Byeon Jisook was looking into her wardrobe, she felt ashamed of herself all of sudden, She said, "I'm not sure if I deserve all these clothes". Choi Min-woo, who misunderstood the relationship of the two, exploded in jealousy and he made a mess with all of the clothes out of the wardrobe,...More
[Spoiler] 'Mask' Joo Ji-hoon and Soo-ae in tearful wedding without love
On the third episode of SBS' Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Mask", Seo Eun-ha (Soo-ae), who was actually Byeon Ji-sook, got married to Choi Min-woo (Joo Ji-hoon).
Byeon Ji-sook was forced to become Seo Eun-ha by Min Seok-hoon (Yeon Jeong-hoon). And the pre-nuptial family meeting was held for Seo Eun-ha and Choi Min-woo. At the meeting, Choi Min-woo announced he could not get married to Seo Eun-ha. It was because he believed that he had tried to strangle Seo Eun-ha, and he was going to give up on getting married to her for the reason,...More
"Mask", Soo-ae claims publicity? 2015/05/18, Source, Golden Thumb Pictures announced its stance regarding SBS drama "Mask" actress Soo-ae's claim for publicity.
Golden Thumb Pictures told Star News, "The rumor that Soo-ae asked for her name not to be used without permission based on her rights to publicity, isn't true".,...More
Actor Yeon Jeong-hoon joins new agency
It has been confirmed actor Yeon Jeong-hoon signed an exclusive contract with his new agency 935 Entertainment last January.
935 Entertainment is a general entertainment company, which has been participating in productions and investment in Asian countries such as China and Japan as well as in Hollywood,...More
Yeon Jeong-hoon to star in "Skiptrace" with Jackie Chan 2014/10/08, Source,
Actor Yeon Jeong-hoon is starring in the new movie "Skiptrace".
SB Entertainment announced that Yeon Jeong-hoon is starring in "Skiptrace" directed by Renny Harlin who also directed "Die Hard 2", "Cliffhanger", "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and other Hollywood movies. Yeon Jeong-hoon will play the role of Willy, the right hand man to a high profile criminal. He is leaving for Beijing on the 9th and will be occupied with filming in Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macao and others until mid December,...More
Han Ga-in, miscarriage in May 2014/09/23, Source,
It appears that Han Ga-in lost the first baby she had since she married Yeon Jeong-hoon 9 years ago.
Her management claims, "It was a natural cause and it was right after she told the public about her pregnancy. She's devastated and that's why she didn't tell the press",...More
[Interview] Han Ga-in, "It's not that I didn't, I couldn't" 2012/03/27, Source,
The 'it' girl is Han Ga-in (30, Kim Hyeon-joo) these days. It took her 10 years to become 'the lovable actress' from 'the pretty commercial star'.
She took in all the criticism she will hear in a lifetime, all at once on "The Sun and the Moon". People ask "Is that X her?" in the movie "Architecture 101".
Out of the box and into the public's arms, Han Ga-in talked about the past 6 months she lived as an actress. "I knew it was going to be hard but I got the courage and it was beyond harder than imagined but I survived with tenacity".
Seeing the box office top 1 result, she pats herself on the head and says, "It was right of me to get my courage together",...More
Yeon Jeong-hoon, Victim Of A 200 Million+ Won Con Case 2012/01/03, Source,
According to the Seoul Central Public Prosecutors' Office on January 2nd, a certain CEO "Mr. Shin" of a "P" movie production company was arrested for borrowing a large sum of money from actor Yeon Jeong-hoon and not paying it back.
The current charge is that Shin had met Yeon on September 14th in 2010 at a hotel in the Gangnam area. He begged to borrow 201 million won from Yeon, promising to pay it back within a week. Thus Yeon went to get a 300 million won loan to have the funds for Shin,...More
S. Korean Actress Lee Da-hae 2011/01/05, Source,
The 26-year-old South Korean actress Lee Da-hae (李多海) is seen attending "2010 KBS Grand Acting Award Ceremony held at the lcal TV's Hall on Seoul's Yoido Island on Dec. 31, 2010.
Recently Lee has drawn a number of Chinese fans. She boats of 200,000 followers for her Chinese-language Twitter site, her management company recently told local media.
The company said that it took four weeks for her to gather over 200,000 Chinese fans on Wei-Bo site,...More
Han Ga-in's Song Picks 2010/09/06, Source,
Actress Han Ga-in [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
The phrase 'ideal woman' pops into mind before 'actress'. Han Ga-in has always been every man's ideal woman -- from when she appeared on the news by chance in high school as a top student in her class dreaming to major in medicine to when she was the Olivia Hussey-resembling high school girl in plaited pigtails (in film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool") to when she was crowned 'queen of tears' playing her character who agonizes over her past from the days she was single (in KBS TV series "Terms of Endearment"). Her facial features and bright eyes which stand out even without any fancy make-up, placed her on the list of bywords for beautiful women since the beginning stages of her career,...More
[INTERVIEW] "Bad Man" actresses Han Ga-in and Oh Yeon-soo 2010/06/16, Source,
Actors Kim Nam-gil (left) and Han Ga-in in TV series "Bad Man" [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
The young, smart woman has no money while a rich, beautiful woman does not know love. Female characters Jae-in (played by Han Ga-in) and Tae-ra (played by Oh Yeon-soo) in SBS TV series "Bad Man" each have a desire that they cannot fulfill. Bad man Gun-wook (played by Kim Nam-gil), whom Jae-in approached when she mistook him for a conglomerate heir and whom Tae-ra wants to steal away from younger sister Monet (played by Jeong So-min), twists their lives into an unexpected direction. What sort of a female character do actresses Han Ga-in, whose image transformed from pure and innocent girl to a materialistic woman who dreams of climbing the social ladder, and Oh Yeon-soo, who plays the elegant married woman swayed by temptation so perfectly, want to show viewers? We met with the two actresses on the open-set shoot of "Bad Man" in Yong-in, Gyeonggi Province on June 14,...More
Official Han Ga-in website open today 2010/05/27, Source,
The official Han Ga-in website [J.One Entertainment]
The official website for Korean actress Han Ga-in opened today, according to her agency J. One Entertainment on Thursday.
J. One announced in a press release that they have created the "Han Ga-in Special Book", (http://www.joneplus.com/hangain) the actress' first official website since her debut.
The trailer to Han's new TV series "Bad Man" is currently posted on the main page of the website and her profile, up-to-date news, still cuts from the series and a 100-word message board for Han and fans are the basic features of the site,...More
[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Jejoongwon" 2009/12/24, Source,
From left, SBS TV series "Jejoongwon" main cast Park Yong-woo, Han Hye-jin and Yeon Jeoung-hoon pose during a photo session of a press conference held at the SBS building in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2009. [SBS]
SBS Monday & Tuesday TV series "Jejungwon" Scenarist: Lee Ki-won Producer: Hong Chang-wook Cast: Park Yong-woo, Yeon Jeong-hoon, Han Hye-jin, etc Premieres January 4, 2010 at 10 P.M.
It seems that SBS TV series "Jejoongwon" should lable itself more as a medical drama rather than a historical drama. And it is not just because its scenarist Lee Ki-won had written MBC's hit medical series "White Tower" or because the story revolves around Jejungwon, South Korea's first hospital which used Western medicine during the latter era of the Joseon Dynasty. A video containing a preview of "Jejoongwon" shown at a press conference held Wednesday, focused most of its story on medicine -- a life-long rivalry exists between Yeon Jung-hoon and Park Yong-woo, who play the role of doctors at Jejungwon in the drama, because of several surgical operations which split their fates while one's mother and the other's father are both in situations where they cannot receive proper medical treatment.,...More
What do actress Han Ga-in, the daughter of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the wife of star baseball player Lee Seung-yeop have in common? All these women got married wearing exquisite w,...More
A Year of Big Changes and Small Setbacks for Korean TV 2005/12/27, Source, 2005 will be remembered as a year of new trends in Korea's entertainment industry. On the one hand, there were the large-scale dramas starring big names that were clearly produced with an eye on Asian markets that showed themselves receptive to the Korean wave. But equally importantly, some smaller,...More
Cha Young-mi (played by Ha Ji-won) is a high school girl who was orphaned when young, yet courageously leads her life by working her way through school. One day, she gets a parcel from an unknown address. What she finds in t,...More
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