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[HanCinema's Drama First Look] "Warm and Cozy" 2015/05/23,
There is great pressure to deliver when it comes to people's favorite pastime, especially from creators who have raised the bar. Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran have been creating the same type of romantic comedy shows for years, which means viewers mostly know what to expect from them for their entertainment. "Warm and Cozy" is an old school romantic comedy at a time when those are no longer popular, but it stays true to its nostalgic nature as light entertainment,...More
Bae Yong-joon and Park Soo-jin, why the rush? 2015/05/17, Source, Bae Yong-joon proposed to Park Soo-jin on the 100th day of their relationship and they are getting married. They started seeing each other this February and he proposed to her on the 100th day. They even met each others' families.
The two of them knew each other from work and started having feelings for each other since February this year. Bae Yong-joon was attracted to Park Soo-jin's bright personality and consideration and she was attracted to his warmth and caring heart,...More
[HanCinema's Idol Actors] Lee Seung-gi 2014/10/11, Lee Seung-gi is an idol actor that has worked hard and made a name for himself in every branch of the industry he has worked in. As a solo singer he is a solid performer who has always done well on stage and in his music videos. As an actor he has worked in multiple genres. As an MC he has found continuing success. What is it about Lee that appeals to the masses? What made his transition from singing to acting so strong? It is Lee's work ethic and general relatability that makes him so successful,...More
Casting announced for Kim Myeong-min's "SPY" 2012/04/11, Source,
Casting has been announced for Kim Myeong-min's latest project "Spy", a film that revolves around the lives of 5 North Korean agents in South Korea. "Spy" is written and directed by Woo Min-ho, who was also behind "Man of Vendetta" (2010). This movie marks the second collaboration between the method actor and the director-scriptwriter. The film boasts a cast of well-known and established actors. Kim Myeong-min's management agency, MM Entertainment revealed the official cast line-up lead by Kim Myeong-min (39), who will play the role of Agent Kim. Agent Kim is a family man who lives a happy and contented life with his wife and two children. He is disguised as a manager in a company that sells fake viagra imported from China,...More
Korean Drama Curiosities - That's One Mighty Phone 2012/01/07,
While we all know kdrama has its cliches , there are some things that puzzle us, amaze us, delight or put us off as viewers. Korean drama is a very widespread entertainment by now, reaching fans all over the world. When something from one specific culture is available to so many others, there are bound to be things that get lost in translation, culture, values and mindsets.
A while ago, some users in an online community I am part of, including myself, decided to make a thread in the forums about all of these issues. The things in kdrama which we find curious or interesting for some reason. And such threads and discussions can be found in many places online. Asian entertainment fans come from different countries, we are different people and it is always interesting to discuss kdramas, their culture and our own,...More
Dramas ready to ban 2011/11/19, Source,
Article below was written as a joke targetting Commision that banned "A Thousand Kisses". So I advise not to take this seriously, but have fun during this gloomy November day (or night).
I prepared the list (with help of some readers on the blog) of dramas, that Comission board may take under the consideration of banning. And when you're on it, ban,...More
Nominees For The 2011 Seoul Drama Awards 2011/07/20, Source,
The preliminaries for the 2011 Seoul Drama Awards (SDA)have been conducted and the results are out!
The organizing committee for the SDAs announced on July 20th at 11 AM, the results of the preliminaries through a press conference. Under the theme of "Drama Road", this year's SDA ceremony has been confirmed to cover 204 works from 37 different countries,...More
Money, ambition and love blend in 'Midas' 2011/02/22, Source,
A scene from the new SBS drama "Midas" / Courtesy of SBS
By Kwon Mee-yoo
SBS aims to reign the local drama scene again with money, ambition and love all intertwined in the series "Midas".
The drama will examine people's thoughts on money and desire, rather than feature normal happenings of everyday life,...More
Talk Battles among Korean Celebs on every Tuesday night! 2011/01/22, Source, Do you remember the actor/singer Lee Seung-gi who played a leading role in "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" in 2010? He's a host of the Korean talk show "Strong Heart" with Kang Ho-dong, a famous emcee in Korea.
On Tuesday nights, about twenty celebrity guests gather in an SBS studio and share their stories. Mostly, they talk about their hardships in debuting, strange experiences, and some other funny events in their lives. As these stars share their stories, viewers and fans get a chance to become more familiar with them,...More
'Rabbit' celebrities to make leaps in 2011 2010/12/31, Source,
By Kwon Mee-yoo
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are considered skillful and diligent, though not very patient in Korean traditional beliefs, following the traits of real rabbits, a small but clever animal.
The hottest rabbit star could be singer and actor Lee Seung-gi who was born in 1987, turning 24 this year,...More
Television fans all recognize singer and actor Lee Seung-gi for his perfect guy-next-door image with a sweet smile and attr,...More
Lee Seung-gi: 'I Never Act on Entertainment Programs' 2010/08/08, Source,
Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi, who has become the most wanted person by appearing both on entertainment programs and in dramas, revealed his opinion by saying, "I never act when I appear on a reality entertainment program".
In the production presentation of the drama "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho", which was held on August 4, Lee Seung-gi answered the question asking whether appearing on entertainment programs has helped his acting by saying, "I have an ironclad rule that I never act on entertainment programs". He has appeared on KBS's most popular entertainment program "One Night and Two Days" for several years and has been an active participant as a cast member of the show,...More
T-ara to become 7-member group 2010/07/16, Source,
Newcomer Hwa-young and original member Jiyeon of girl band T-ara [Core Contents Media]
The forewarned "big changes" for Korean girl band T-ara have been revealed: they will be adding a new member to their current six-person line-up and member Boram (Jeon Bo-ram) will become the group's new leader.
According to their agency Core Contents Media on Friday, the leader position in the group will be transferred from Eunjung (Ham Eun-jeong) to Boram (Jeon Bo-ram) and a seventh member will be brought in,...More
New Ko Hyun-jung, Kwon Sang-woo series to air Oct 6 2010/05/19, Source,
Korean actress Ko Hyun-jung [Asia Economic Daily]
A new TV series starring top Korean stars Ko Hyun-jung and kwon Sang-woo is scheduled to begin its run on October 6, according to the drama's production company Lee Kim Productions on Wednesday.
An associate from Lee Kim explained, "The new drama with Ko and Kwon tentatively titled "Big Thing" ("Daemul - Big Thing") will join the Wednesday and Thursday night primetime line-up during the latter half of the year", explained an associate from Lee Kim.,...More
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