2020/10/25 | Permalink
National Assembly representative Park Jung recently released a report from the Korean Copyright Protection Agency (KCPA) warning that sterner action was necessary against pirated streaming sites. According to his statements, many South Korean programs are constantly reuploaded to streaming sites even as they are just as equally frequently taken down...More
According to recently released real estate filings actor Park Seo-joon bought a ten million dollar building in the Sinsa neighborhood of the Gangnam district in Seoul. The purchase happened sometime in the spring after "Itaewon Class" had finished airing. The two events are likely related, as "Itaewon Class" performed quite well domestically and abroad and as the top-billed star Park Seo-joon almost certainly was awarded bonuses for such contigencies...More
The men's magazine Arena Korea recently released a photoshoot featuring Lee Sang-yi-I and Koo Ja-sung. In contrast to the more common single celebrity photoshoots, this one has a more bromantic vibe...More
Persons close to the film distributor Acemaker as well as Netflix have suggested to press that "Wonderland" is likely to be released on Netflix internationally next year in all territories except for South Korea and China. In an official statement, Netflix has said that while negotiations are ongoing a definite deal has not yet been reached...More
On October 23rd Bae Suzy posted pictures on Instagram of herself on the shooting location for the currently airing television drama "Start Up". In the pictures, she can be seen making cute faces to a banner of herself that says "START UP!" "CHEER-UP!" in English...More
The Ji Chang Wook International Team recently unveiled a thank you placard they received from the Miral Welfare Foundation on Twitter. The placard thanks the Ji Chang Wook International team, in English, for a 1.2 million won donation. This amount is approximately equivalent to ten thousand dollars...More
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Despite "The Woman Who Run" being Hong Sang-soo's 24th film in 24 years, the prolific Korean has actually refrained from shooting a movie in the last two years, a decision that was probably for the best, since it was about time to let his fans "miss" his familiar style a bit. In that regard, the film does not do anything different from what HHS usually does, but ends up as a rather interesting spectacle...More
Director Kim Jee-woon has not exactly been a name in high demand lately since the underwhelming performance of "Illang: The Wolf Brigade" in 2018. Nevertheless, his production company, Dark Circle Pictures, has been busy making movies on a smaller scale this year. These commercially minded flicks feature Bae Suzy and Kim Go-eun in leading roles. Far from the bombastic flicks he's better known for, "If My Things Are At Your Place We're Not Over" and "Untact" are personal, down to earth stories dealing with solitude and relationships...More
Director Han Tae-ee was, at the time "Welcome to X-world" was being filmed, living with her mother and paternal grandfather in a modest home in the Guro district of Seoul. Han Tae-ee doesn't much care for her grandfather. Her mother doesn't either. So why don't they just move out? "Welcome to X-world" , as a documentary, continuously begs that question until Han Tae-ee's mother finally gives up and agrees to leave...More
Korean drama of the week "A Witch's Romance" (2014)
Directed by Lee Jeong-hyo
Written by Ban Gi-ri, Lee Seon-jeong-I
With Uhm Jung-hwa, Park Seo-joon, Han Jae-suk, Jung Yeon-joo, Yang Hee-kyung, Ra Mi-ran,...
16 episodes - Mon, Tue 23:00
A drama about the romance between a younger man and a woman, who isn't able to open up her heart to others after having her to-be-groom suddenly disappears...More
"Private Lives" recorded its own lowest ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, JTBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama "Private Lives" which aired on the 22nd, recorded 1.491% (Ep.6). This is a decrease from 1.721% (Ep.5)....More
"Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music" tells the story of an unimaginable misfortune for three attractive female characters in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and the dissonance of couples seeking true love. It is the comeback of writer Im Sung-han for the first time in 5 years and it is expected to be the most anticipated work of the latter 2020...More
The new OCN drama "The Uncanny Counter" is a story of evil spirits from the afterlife who come down to Earth for an immortal life and counters that catch them, based on a webtoon of the same name that has been serialized on portal sites since 2018. Actors such as Jo Byeong-gyu, Yu Jun-sang, Kim Sejeong, and Yum Hye-ran meet and emerge in one of the most anticipated dramas of 2020.
Kim plays Do Ha-na, a human radar of the counter world with a 100% detection rate for evil spirits. She is a psychometric counters who can get a glimpse of other people's memories in seconds with her excellent detection ability. In particular, she, who has charisma that blocks other counters from touching her body and reading her memories, plays a role as a senior to the new counter So Moon (Jo Byeong-gyu)...More
Actress Cho Yeo-jeong has become 'the queen of mysteries'. In the role of Kang Yeo-joo, a crime novelist, she gives off a unique kind of dark aura in the pictures revealed.
This drama is one of the most anticipated dramas of early next year and it is a story of Pyeong-kang who uses On-dal's heart in dreams of becoming supreme king and the mournful love story of On-dal, who only makes foolish sacrifices...More
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"The Spies Who Loved Me" had its first start in the 4% range.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 22nd, the first episode of MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama "The Spies Who Loved Me" which broadcasted on the 21st, recorded 3.7% and 4.3% of national ratings....More
His hard work is satisfying. He digests his characters to the dot. Actor Teo Yoo is gaining more and more popularity.
Actor Teo Yoo expands his acting spectrum by making various attempts in every piece of work he stars in. It took him just a year to put up his name on the list of 'actors that Cannes recognizes'. This is the result of 10 nameless years. Now he has popularity and attention. He's more and more attractive the more we get to know him...More
Jung Kyung-ho's pictorial that's like a monodrama has been released.
Dressed in a modern and urban DKNY 2020 F/W collection, he performed a solo and agonizing performance against the backdrop of an empty space enveloped in silence. The tranquil margin was solidly filled with calm, modern silhouette of DKNY attires and Jung Kyung-ho's dense acting...More
The new MBC miniseries "Kairos" is a fantasy romantic thriller about Kim Seo-jin (Shin Sung-rok) who is in shock of losing his daughter and Han Ae-ri (Lee Se-young), a woman from a month ago searching for her missing mother, 'crossing time' to save the ones they love...More
"The Spies Who Loved Me" heralds the charm of a special script.
The new JTBC drama "Run On" revealed its script reading scene.
"Run On" is a romance drama in which people living in different worlds communicate in their own languages and 'run-on' towards love in an era when they have difficulty communicating even while using the same Korean language. It is directed by Lee Jae-hoon-II and written by Park Si-hyun-I...More
The Asian Artist Awards recently confirmed an initial lineup of presenters. Lee Jung-jae, Lee Soon-gi, Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji, Jeon Mi-do, Han So-hee, Park Joo-hyun, Kim Min-jae, Lee Joon-hyuk, and Lee Jae-wook will all participate in the ceremony, which is currently scheduled for November 25th...More
The South Korean portal website DCInside recently released the results of a poll in their Exciting DC poll, which frames eccentric questions to its users in regards to celebrity preferences. The query for this particular poll was, what man is the perfect fit for traditional Korean clothing? Kim Soo-hyun won with 32% of the vote, but only slightly. Yoo Ah-in was right behind him with 31%...More
Recent reports have confirmed that the ethnic Koreans who were convicted of hacking eight celebrity phones have filed an appeal to their case. The news follows reports of their conviction back on September 24th of this year, in charges relating to a scandal from late last year and early this year that involved blackmail threats against the afflicted celebrities...More
"Do You Like Brahms" exited with 6% rating.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 21st, the SBS Monday-Tuesday drama "Do You Like Brahms" recorded an audience rating of 4.6% for the first part and 6.0% for the second part (Ep.16) based on national households. This made it number one in the terrestrial monthly ratings. This is a slight increase from 5.6% (Ep.15) recorded in the last episode....More
Actor Ji Hyun-woo revealed his special attitude as an all-around entertainer.
Ji Hyun-woo is meeting the public with more vigorous performances than anyone else this year. Following MBC's "I Live Alone" at the beginning of the year, he recently appeared on MBC's "Omniscient Point of View" and released his daily life through an entertainment program, as well as released his album as a vocalist and guitarist of a band in January and went on a music broadcast outing. As an actor, he is starring in the MBC every1 drama "Lonely Enough to Love". Following the end of his journey, he will visit the 25th Busan International Film Festival with his film "Everglow"...More
It is literally a 'generation replacement'. Actors in their 20s, including Kim Min-jae-I, Byeon Woo-seok, Lee Do-hyun and Lee Jae-wook, are receiving new attention from broadcasters. The stepping stone is the 'youth dramas' that have recently been pouring in. The dramas which add growth stories to the romantic comedy genre, have succeeded in gaining broad consensus among viewers in their 10s and 20s. In particular, the existing leading actors, Yang Se-jong and Woo Do-hwan have been away in the military and new eyes are wandering both inside and outside the broadcasting station...More
"Please Don't Meet Him" is a romantic comedy about the main character who seeks love but doesn't want to fail therefore, making an AI refrigerator equipped with the unexpected function of 'scum identification'...More
In the first poster of "The Penthouse" where the eight characters look up in unison, the phrase 'scarily high and distant, Your Heaven overwhelms the eye. These people have nothing to be ashamed of with all their beauty, money, honor, and more but are venting their desires to go up endlessly. Moreover, the eight have different facial expressions while keeping their own secrets despite the same direction of views, further fueling curiosity about the story they will portray.
In the second poster, with its glittering chandeliers, gold decorations and luxurious party food catch the eye, while the eight penthouse people are staring at the front, posing gracefully. Unlike the luxurious and elegant eight people, the bloody statue in the background gives off a terrifying atmosphere. But the vanity of the Penthouse people, all smiling as if it doesn't matter who is bleeding, is doubling the tension...More
The script reading for "Channel O Hara Revenge" has commenced.
The new TV CHOSUN Saturday-Sunday drama "Channel O Hara Revenge" is about Kang Hae-ra who is asked to take revenge by chance, handing 'refreshing mystery revenge' to viewers, confronting power with 'super strong revenge'. In addition to Kim Hyo-jin-II's solid writing skills, director Kang Min-goo's emotional directing and actors Kim Sa-rang, Yoon Hyun-min, Yoo Sun, Jung Man-sik and Yoon So-yi have joined forces...More
On October 20th KBS released new information regarding this year's season of drama specials. Ten drama specials will be released this seasons, starting with "Drama Special - Modern Girl" on November 7th. "Drama Special - Crevasse" will follow on November 14th. "Drama Special - The Joys and Sorrows of Work" will come out on November 21st. "Drama Special - The Place We Put the Lilacs" will air on November 28th...More
While many big profile films have had their releases pushed back or are mulling over premiering in streaming services, the lower profile "Collectors" is still pushing ahead for a release next month. The caper movie deals with tomb raiders, chief among them Kang Dong-goo (played by Lee Je-hoon)...More
The famed special effects workshop Dexter Studios recently signed a contract to do VFX work for "Silence". Dexter Studios is responsible for the special effects of quite a few popular South Korean films, including "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" and "Ashfall"...More
The ratings for Monday-Tuesday dramas of terrestrial and cable are at a standstill.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, SBS' Monday-Tuesday drama "Do You Like Brahms" which aired on the 19th, recorded 5.6% (Ep.15). This is a slight drop from 5.7% (Ep.14) recorded by the previous episode....More
"Voice" is a drama about the fierce records of members of the 112 reporting center defending the golden time at the crime scene. Starting with season 1, "Voice" broadcast in 2017, "Voice 2" in August 2018 and "Voice 3" in May 2019 were broadcast, receiving explosive support from viewers. Lee Ha-na appeared from season 1 to season 3, Jang Hyuk from season 1 and Lee Jin-wook from season 2 and 3...More
BTS worldview drama "YOUTH" has completed casting.
According to sources from the broadcasting department, Lee Bo-young, Ko So-young, Baek Mi-kyeong and director Lee Na-jeong are considering the new drama "MINE". With this, Lee Bo-young and Ko So-young may work together for the first time...More
"W: The City of Women Who Never Die" is a story of desperate wo-mance, where two women, who have lived completely different lives, join hands and throw themselves onto cliffs, abandoning all the ways so far to create a world where justice and truth live. It is helmed by Oh Jin-suk and written by Moon Ji-yeok...More
A recent news report revealed that Son Ye-jin has purchased a high value building in the Sinsa neighborhood of the Gangnam district in Seoul. The purchase was made back in July and recently identified due to legal filings...More
Recent reports of "Space Sweepers" possibly having its premiere relegated to Netflix have vocalized serious doubts about the South Korean film industry's ability to return to a traditional box office first business model. While sources from Netflix and "Space Sweepers" have only confirmed that the sides are in talks, and insist no deal has yet been struck, the mere rumor alone has begged many questions about the state of the South Korean film industry going forward...More
Despite poor circumstances in the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Wandering Chef" recently cleared the ten thousand viewer mark at the South Korean box office. The number, while modest, is quite impressive for a documentary film or an independent film particularly in the midst of a global pandemic...More
The past weekend saw the premiere of two new, very different dramas. "Start Up", starring Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk, opened up on tvN with ratings of 4.5%. "Start Up" deals with characters attempting to open up a new startup business and is a social drama. Meanwhile, "Search" opened up with ratings of 2.6% on OCN. "Search" deals with a professional military search team, and is focused on action thriller elements...More
Recently actress Kim Ha-neul released through her agency an interview discussing her various thoughts about the currently airing drama "18 Again" in which she appears in a leading role. Among the topics discussed, Kim Ha-neul claims that "18 Again" seems to be the warmest project she has ever been involved in...More
A person close to MSTeam Entertainment recently claimed that the agency had a meeting with the production company of the upcoming American film Cross...More
A huge lineup was recently announced for the upcoming KBS2 drama "Imitation". Jung Ji-so, Lee Jun-young, Jiyeon, Kang Chan-hee, Ahn Jung-hoon-I, Lim Na-young, Minseo, Lee Suwoong, Danny Ahn, Shim Eun-jin, and fours members of ATEEZ JONGHO, SAN, SEONGHWA and YUNHO-I have all been confirmed for the drama. The extensive cast consists of quite a few younger singers...More
According to figures recently released by HomeChoice, "OK! MADAM" once again let Video-On-Demand releases in the second week of October having returned to the top spot in the first week of October. While "OK! MADAM" originally premiered on VOD services on September 17th, the hijacking themed comedy has had a resurgence as of late in the face of weak competition...More
The short film "Untact" made its theatrical debut on October 16th but in a curiously limited format. "Untact" will only be screening through October 25th at special theaters in the Yeonnam and Seongsu neighborhoods of Seoul. The limited screenings of "Untact", much like "Untact" itself, were developed to promote 8K home theater systems...More
We are introduced to bookstore owner Je-moon (played by Yoon Je-moon) as he is being annoyed by So-dam (played by Park So-dam), who's wearing a school uniform in spite of not being a student. So-dam is a queer young woman, and Je-moon mistakes her peculiar behavior for flirting. The situation gets weirder than that as So-dam eventually talks him into going to the titular "Fukuoka" and by apparent coincidence they run into Je-moon's old friend Hae-hyo (played by Kwon Hae-hyo) at a bar...More
The introductions "Samsara" gives us to its various monks prove surprisingly worldly. Hye-gyeon (played by Kim Jun-bae) bickers with a woman at a dog meat restaurant over various business matters. Hye-yong (played by Hong Hee-yong) does television appearances. Hye-seung (played by Jung Joon-young-I) is a handsome young star on social media. Yet none of these characters are especially in focus throughout "Samsara", as much of the movie takes place in flashback, going over the relationship between senior monk Hye-jin (played by Kim Myung-gon) and his now elderly master Do-beop (played by Lee Yeong-seok)...More
After a number of awards and an Oscar nomination for "In the Absence", Yi Seung-Jun returns with a new, documentary feature this time, which focuses on the true odyssey of a woman who wants to return to her home and family...More
2020/10/16 | Permalink
Well Go USA Acquires Hit Korean Action Thriller "Deliver Us From Evil" Following its strong box office showing overseas, the film is slated for a March release in North America
Leading distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Korean smash hit "Deliver Us From Evil", which debuted at #1 in the Korean box office, with total admissions topping 1.3 million its first four days...More
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"Yeon proves he still excels at nail-biting action" ~ Hoai-Tran Bui, /FILM
"Amid all the firefights and car chases and people-munching action, "Peninsula" nails some truths of the genre". ~ Jen Yamato, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Peninsula" keeps zombie apocalypse genre fresh ... You'd think that the zombie genre was played out, but in the hands of someone like Yeon, it is the horror gift that just keeps giving". ~ James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD
"Train to Busan" Presents: "Peninsula"
Own it Early on Digital October 27 or on 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD November 24...More
Korean movie of the week "Land of Happiness" (2017)
Directed by Jung Min-Kyu
With Ji Yong-suk, Ye Soo-jung, Kim Si-eun, Ki Joo-bong, Kim Joo-ryung, Jung Min-sung,...
It's his birthday and Min-soo leaves the house anxiously. That night, he arrives at Hee-ja's house after work. Hee-ja and her family greet him, but there's also a little table for a memorial ceremony in the living room...More
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"When I Was the Most Beautiful" ended with its own highest ratings, achieving a successful conclusion.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, the final episode of MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama "When I Was the Most Beautiful" aired the previous day recorded 3.9% and 5.0% of viewers....More
The new SBS drama "The Penthouse" is a drama about the unapproachable queen of the penthouse on the 100th floor versus a prima donna so full of desire she swallows everything in her way versus a woman rushing toward entering the upper class with an unfilled desire that cannot be filled in a hot spot where real estate and education are No.1...More
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Behind-the-scenes of "Lies of Lies" have been released.
Character posters of "Delayed Justice" have been released.
The ratings for "When I Was the Most Beautiful" went up.
According to Nielsen Korea, MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama "When I Was the Most Beautiful" which aired on the 14th, recorded 3.1% and 4.1% (Ep.15) ratings in terms of households nationwide....More
"Deluxe Taxi" is the story of a deluxe taxi driver who gets revenge on behalf of his passengers. It is based on an original of the same name by Carlos and Keukeu Jae-jin which was published on K-Toons...More
Standing under the intense red light, Lee Ji-ah's character of Shim Soo-ryeon is staring at the front with her eyes filled with sadness and anger at the same time. They also express the blood-red vengeance that burns with the words "Those who made me do this, I will never forgive you". It is raising questions about what story Queen Shim Soo-ryeon, who has everything, might be hiding...More
Writer Im Sung-han is coming back for the first time in 5 years.
On October 7th Lee Dong-wook made his latest debut as a lead actor in the drama "Tale of the Nine Tailed", which premiered with 5.8% ratings, leading all primetime dramas for that timeslot. The action fantasy romance premise is a return to brand for Lee Dong-wook who saw a massive boost to his popularity following "Goblin" in 2016...More
The daily evening drama "No Matter What" premiered on October 12th with ratings of 18.6%. The drama has been a big step up for leading lady Na Hye-mi, whose profile improved due to her leading role in the well-received "Drama Special - Clean and Polish"...More
New still and trailer added for the Korean documentary "No Probland"...More
The ratings for the drama "Record of Youth" fell slightly, but it still topped the overall list.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, on the 14th, tvN's drama "Record of Youth" which aired on the 13th, maintained the top spot in the same time slot, including cable and general programming, with a rating of 7.798%....More
The main character of the new tvN drama "True Beauty" gathered for a script reading.
"True Beauty" is a romantic comedy about a high school girl rises to pretty girl fame in her school after she masters the art of make-up via Youtube. It is based on a webtoon original. It is based on the most popular webtoon of the same name ever...More
"Decision to Leave" is a story about a detective named Hae-jin (Park Hae-il), who is investigating a death case in the mountains, feeling both suspicion and interest after meeting Seo-rae (Tang Wei), the wife of the deceased. It is the latest work by director Park Chan-wook, the man behind the success of "The Handmaiden" and drama "Little Drummer Girl" which was a collaboration with England's BBC and America's AMC. Together with writer Jeong Seo-kyeong, a long-time partner, Park Chan-wook is coming back with "Decision to Leave"...More
KStar Group recently announced the official dates for this year's APAN Star Awards. The Korean Management Entertainment Association hosts the awards, and they are now coming into their seventh year. While the celebrities are the main focus of the words their primary purpose is to honor the managers of these celebrities, who are typically not directly honored in other awards ceremonies...More
On October 13th inside sources confirmed to press that funding has been secured for the upcoming movie "Noryang" by director Kim Han-min. "Noryang" is to be the second sequel to "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", following "Hansan" which is currently set to be released early next year...More
The fashion brand 1st Look recently released photoshoot featuring actress Kim Ha-neul. The photoshoot, which is featured in the CelebShop version of the catalog, features the actress wearing fall/winter clothing from the new collection...More
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"Record of Youth" broke its own highest rating.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 13th, tvN's "Record of Youth" which broadcasted on the 12th recorded 8.262% (Ep.11) on paid platform integrating cable, IPTV, and satellite. Including the last episode, it firmly kept the top spot in the same time slot...More
The new tvN drama "Awaken" is a romantic mystery about digging through the secrets of mysterious events that occurred in a village 26 years ago, that are somehow linked to the mysterious events happening in the present...More
OCN original drama "Missing: The Other Side" ended last week and Heo Joon-ho's performance left a mark in the hearts of viewers. In the final episode, Jang Pan-seok (Heo Joon-ho) looked for his missing daughter Hyun-ji until the end but faced a dead-end and exploded with emotions he had bottled up until the end...More
Choi Jin-hyuk has become free from the frightening zombie look.
Actress Kim Ok-vin and actor Lee Joon-hyuk have made confirmation in OCN's fifth dramatic cinema "Dark Hole". With the news of the best combination of genre, there is an infinite sense of trust that it will mark a milestone in 'K-thrillers'.
OCN dramatic cinema "Dark Hole" is an action thriller about the desperate survival of the survivors among mutants who drink the mysterious black smoke from sinkholes. It is the fifth project of OCN's Dramatic Cinema, which combines the format of movies and dramas to show the essence of the well-made genres. While previous thrillers "Trap - Drama", "Strangers from Hell", "Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation", "Search" and "Another Class" have drawn attention, Kim Ok-vin and Lee Joon-hyuk's combination in "Dark Hole" adds fire to the building anticipation...More
The South Korean portal website DCInside recently released the results of the latest poll in its eccentric celebrity series. The query for this particular poll was, which celebrity would you like to have a barbecue and go glamping with?...More
The October 11th episode of the television program 'Drama House Homage' surprised many with its depiction of the very first credited on-screen role for "Hyun Bin" who has since become a major star. "Bodyguard" in 2003 starred Cha Seung-won in the title role as Hong Kyung Tak. The drama also starred Lee Se-eun as top star Sin-ae, which is how Hyun Bin enters the story...More
A new, final version of "Deliver Us From Evil" is set to premiere in South Korean theaters on October 21st. The expanded cut will feature an extra six minutes and fourteen seconds. It is not known what this material may entail, although the new trailer released by CJ Entertainment does hint at some tonal differences- or at the very least, assumes viewers have more familiarity with the product than they did back in August...More
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"Homemade Love Story" broke its own highest ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, the eighth episode of KBS2 weekend drama "Homemade Love Story" which aired on the 11th, recorded 25.1% and 28.5% ratings based on households nationwide...More
Following the big success of "SKY Castle" in 2019 and the more modest success of "Search: WWW" earlier this year, new dramas have been approved that focus more on women's life experiences. These include "Penthouse: War In Life", coming on October 26th, and "Birthcare Center" on November 2nd...More
The actress and singer Bae Suzy had her twenty-sixth birthday on October 10th. Subsequently, the actress made an Instagram post in English entitled "Luv u sueweetie" (sic) which showed off the various presents the starlets had received from fans worldwide...More
Ju Ji-hoon's agency Keyeast recently released photos on Instagram of the actor on the set of "Jirisan", which is currently filming. In one picture, he can be seen signing a piece of paper that says Ju Ji Hoon Global, and in another he can be seen smiling and making a gesture toward the camera...More
At approximately nine in the morning on October 9th, "Pawn" passed the million viewer threshhold to lead the South Korea box office going into the three day holiday weekend. All four principal actors made posts on social media with handdrawn notes thanking viewers for their support...More
While most tourist activities have contracted due to COVID-19, the Gimhae Cultural Foundation has experienced an improvement in its fortunes somewhat counterintuitively for the very same reason. Modern indoor wedding venues have undergone a massive drop in popularity due to the belief they facilitate the spread of the disease...More
The global streaming platform iQIYI recently announced that they had acquired the broadcasting rights to the upcoming drama "Jirisan" worldwide. The drama, which stars Jun Ji-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, Sung Dong-il, and Oh Jung-se among others started filming last month...More
Korean movie "18 Year Old Muscle Queen Seong-hye's Sex Scandal" added to HanCinema database...More
When we're first introduced to Doo-seok (played by Sung Dong-il) and Jong-bae (played by Kim Hee-won), the men give off a vaguely sinister vibe. They dress like gangsters, such that Doo-seok rather nastily castigates Jong-bae for wearing a gold chain that makes him look rather more thuggish than his semi-respectable job title should imply. Then Doo-seok busts into a convenience store to get something to drink. Yet in spite of his rude demeanor, Doo-seok keeps calling out for someone to come take his money...More
For the most part, "Miniforce: Hamburger Monster's Attack" is a fairly typical Miniforce movie. You've got the various cute little mascot characters, and then the parts where they transform into these Super Sentai-esque warriors with transforming robots. There does seem to be a new element of the robots being used as riding dinosaurs for the fight scenes. I'm assuming this was explained in the television show at some point, what with "Miniforce: Hamburger Monster's Attack" being based on a children's cartoon...More
The Korean Weird Wave that took the Korean Fantastic section of this year's BIFAN by storm continues here, surprisingly so, in a zombie film, which shares very few similarities with the vast plethora of entries in the category, particularly regarding the protagonists but also the overall approach...More
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Daniel Dae Kim ("The Good Doctor", "Lost"), Brett Gray ("On My Block"), K-Pop star Henry (A Dog's Journey, Double World) and Ha Ji-won ("Secret Garden", "Manhunt") join cast line-up; Endeavor Content boards sales and distribution
8 October 2020 - Award-winning production house Third Culture Content has completed production on a second season of the cult hit "Dramaworld", a bilingual rom-com adventure series set in the world of Korean drama, filmed on location in South Korea...More
Korean drama of the week "Switch - Change The World" (2018)
Directed by Jo Young-min, Nam Tae-jin
Written by Baek Woon-cheol, Kim Ryoo-hyun
With Jang Keun-suk, Han Ye-ri, Jung Woong-in, Jo Hee-bong, Shin Do-hyun, Ahn Seung-hwan,...
32 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00 (2x35min)
Formerly known as "Operation King" (공작왕, gong-jak-wang)
A smart con artist impersonates a prosecutor. He passed all the necessary exams, but never managed to get work in the legal profession...More
"Tale of the Nine Tailed" maintained its No.1 ratings in the Wednesday-Thursday dramas.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, tvN's Wednesday-Thursday drama "Tale of the Nine Tailed" which aired on the 8th, recorded 5.56% (Ep.2)....More
"City Couple's Way of Love" depicts the real love story of young people who live fiercely with another me in a complex city. It is expected that the fast but never light love method will be combined with colorful urban landscapes to provide unique fun...More
There was an accident with fire while filming a fire scene for the SBS drama "Penthouse: War In Life" and two staffs were injured.
These two people received minor abrasions and burns as the fire turned on them during filming. All production was ceased and the injured were tended to...More
"Tale of the Nine Tailed" released points to watch out for, announcing the birth of a mesmerizing drama that will take over Korea.
New still and trailer added for the Korean movie "18 Year Old Muscle Queen Seong-hye's Sex Scandal"...More
With three episodes of Wednesday-Thursday dramas departing at the same time, tvN's "Tale of the Nine Tailed" caught the victory with an audience rating exceeding 5%.
According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of "Tale of the Nine Tailed" broadcasted at 10:30 pm on the 7th, recorded an audience rating of 5.8% (based on paid furniture nationwide)....More
"Monthly House" tells the various stories of editors against the backdrop of a lifestyle magazine. It is a romantic drama about a man who 'buys' a house and a woman who 'lives' in it. It throws the question 'what is a house to you?' and plans to convey pleasant sympathy and warm consolation...More
The new tvN drama "Start Up" is a drama that depicts the beginning (START) and growth (UP) of young people who have started their own businesses dreaming of success in Korea's Silicon Valley sandbox...More
The new JTBC drama "Snowdrop" depicts the story of Soo-ho, a prestigious college student who suddenly jumps into a women's dormitory in 1987 against the backdrop of Seoul and the desperate love story that goes against the early days of Yeong-cho, who hides and treats him in a time of crisis. It is written by "SKY Castle" writer Yoo Hyeon-mi and producer Jo Hyeon-tak...More
Cha Ye-ryun recently posted a picture to Instagram of her family from the back. The picture, which appears without comment, features Cha Ye-ryun's husband Joo Sang-wook carrying their infant daughter on his shoulders on a bridge over river...More
On October 7th the GOODDATA Corporation released the latest iteration of the GOODDATA Report, covering the first week of October. The results demostrated that Park Bo-gum is once again the most popular active performer on South Korean television, with his leading all media references for the fifth straight week...More
Lee Min-ho recently became the first South Korean artist to hit the four million follower mark on social media. Last month on September 18th Lee Min-ho's agency MYM Entertainment confirmed that the actor had 20 million followers on Facebook. Then, on October 4th, his Instagram account hit that same milestone...More
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"Do You Like Brahms" continued to top the Monday-Tuesday drama list.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, the 12th episode of SBS' Monday-Tuesday drama "Do You Like Brahms" which aired on the 6th, recorded 4.1% of viewers in the first and 5.4% in the second parts of the country....More
Actor and singer Yang Dong-geun claims his values in acting have changed since his marriage and said he is willing to star in 'makjang' dramas as well.
In TvN's Saturday-Sunday drama "Secret Forest 2" Hwang Si-mok (Cho Seung-woo) and Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doona) worked together to uncover the truth behind the death of Park Kwang-soo (Seo Jin-won-II), the former Daejeon District Prosecutors' Office chief...More
"Private Lives" is a story about an every-day fraud getting himself unintentionally involved in matters of national privacy and fighting a major firm using every scheme he knows in order to survive...More
Previously, a media reported that Go Min-si was starring in the new drama "May Youth" in the role of nurse Kim Myeong-hee. Another media reported Lee Do-hyun was taking on the role of Hwang Hee-tae in this drama about the Gwangju Democratization Movement...More
Actor Park Seo-joon recently appeared in "Record of Youth" in a cameo as an older associate of the lead character played by Park Bo-gum. But this cameo is only the first of many planned for the drama, as Hyeri, Lee Sung-kyung, and Kang Ha-na have also been confirmed for cameos in the youth-oriented drama. The cameos are intended to drive interest in "Record of Youth" as the drama moves into its second half...More
On October 5th Lee Jae-won-I posted photos to his Instagram account of his newborn daughter. One featured Lee Jae-won-I himself while the other featured his wife, a non-celebrity. The two of them were married in October of 2017 following a nine year courtship...More
On October 6th "Moonlit River" confirmed that Kang Ha-neul would be appearing in the historical drama. The news was a bit of a surprise, as Kang Ha-neul's agency had earlier stated that Kang Ha-neul had rejected the lead role. As it turns out, the role Kang Ha-neul will be playing will only be a special appearance...More
"My Dangerous Wife" marked a pleasant start.
According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, on the 6th, the first episode of MBN's Monday-Tuesday drama "My Dangerous Wife", which aired on the 5th, recorded 2.6% based on paid broadcasting households nationwide....More
"Every married couple has had their very bad fantasy imaginations!"
Casting for the drama "Hong Chun-gi" has been rekindled.
A media announced on the 5th that Kim Yoo-jung has confirmed a title role in the new SBS drama "Hong Chun-gi". In response, Awesome Entertainment told Dongah.Com that she's considering the offer. Kim Yoo-jung was reportedly offered the role of Hong Chun-gi, the first and last female painter of the Joseon Dynasty...More
The latest episode of the variety show program 'My Little Old Boy' contained a surprising anecdote from Oh Yoon-ah, who was appearing on the program as a special emcee. The anecdote was prompted by Shin Dong-yup mentioning hearing as a rumor that Oh Yoon-ah herself had gone on the honeymoon...More
A recent poll conducted by the South Korean portal website DCInside asked users of the site which celebrity had such high quality skin that they seemed to be wearing heavy makeup...More
On October 4th Baek Ji-won's agency Ikkle Entertainment confirmed that the actress would be appearing in the upcoming drama "Awaken" alongside Namgoong Min. She will play Lee Taek-jo, the manager of the information division of the Seoul police...More
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"Secret Forest 2" ended with its own highest ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, the 16th episode of tvN's Saturday-Sunday drama "Secret Forest 2", which aired on Oct. 4, had a rating of 9.408% based on paid household platforms nationwide....More
The current season of South Korean television dramas has had a noteworthy casting trend away from established male performers to younger ones with less of a record. Lee Do-hyun of "18 Again", Ong Seong-wu of "More Than Friends", and Byeon Woo-seok of "Record of Youth" all stand out as new faces with quite a bit of screentime in their respective dramas. This, even when they're cast alongside bigger stars...More
In a Korean Thanksgiving special which aired on KBS over the long weekend, various stars described their sensibilities over quick interviews. Among these was a spot featuring Hwang Jung-min and Lee Jung-jae...More
With "KIM Jiyoung: Born 1982" airing over Korean Thanksgiving weekend on South Korean broadcast television, attention has once again focused on Jung Yu-mi, who has been greatly praised for her role as the title character in the feminist film...More
The coronavirus epidemic, accompanying depression and more time spent with their partners, have sent many men to their urologists in search of a cure for erectile dysfunction and low libido.
At one urology clinic in Songpa in southern Seoul, patients increased between 20 to 30 percent compared to pre-coronavirus days. Operations for erectile dysfunction have risen from two to three a month to two to three a week...More
People who have decided to follow government advice and forgo the annual Chuseok visit to their ancestral hometowns or elderly parents this year may find that it helps to set their minds at rest if they call them regularly to check on their health.
"Ask your elderly relatives about their health conditions as naturally as possible over the phone", said Prof. Jang Il-young at Asan Medical Center. "Many elderly people are overconfident about their health or tend to avoid talking about it"...More
Seoul has snatched the title of best-paid city in Korea from the industrial port of Ulsan for the first time since 2006...More
Around 44 percent of Korea's population will be over 65 years of age in 2060, yet one out of two senior citizens are ill prepared for retirement.
According to Statistics Korea on Monday, 15.7 percent of Korea's 51.7 million people are now elderly, and their proportion is expected to reach 20.3 percent in five years' time and to 43.9 percent by 2060, which means Korea will be a "super-aged" society...More
People look at a statue commemorating Korean victims of wartime sex slavery in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 25. /Yonhap
A statue commemorating the Korean women who were sexually enslaved by Japan during World War II has been set up in a public square in Berlin...More
In his fourth film after "Super Virgin", "Super Origin" and "Super Margin", Back Seung-kee is as weird as they come, through a narrative that seems to thrive on sci-fi and surrealistic elements, while combining fantasy, drama and absurd comedy...More
In a recent documentary about the 2007 television drama "Coffee Prince" actor Lee Sun-kyun expressed many thoughts about the program that kickstarted his career. Following multiple choice romance roles in "My Sweet Soul" and "Triple", Lee Sun-kyun broke out as the lead in "Pasta" where he co-starred alongside Gong Hyo-jin. Though Lee Sun-kyun does not do romantic roles so much anymore, he still has romantic visions of "Coffee Prince"...More
Son Ye-jin recently appeared in an online event sponsored by the Korean Embassy in Japan where she addressed her Japanese fans. Though no official English language version of the video was produced, an unofficial fan translated version can be found here with English and Indonesian subtitles. The video was produced for Korean National Foundation day...More
On October 3rd a person close to the filming of the upcoming blockbuster "Emergency Declaration" confirmed that the movie recently restarted its filming on September 12th. This followed a closure on the set when one of the performers was discovered to have contracted COVID-19 back on August 28th. At that time the production company approved a ten million dollar increase in the budget and a two week break from filming...More
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays arrives at Incheon International Airport on Friday...More
A hanok village in Seoul is crowded with visitors on Friday...More
People enjoy themselves on a beach in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Friday...More
In the prologue to "The Swordsman" we first see the expert swordsman Tae-yool (played by Jang Hyuk) waging a doomed battle against royal usurpers led by Seung-ho (played by Jung Man-sik). Though this scene implies that Seung-ho is a better swordfighter than Tae-yool, for most of the movie, Seung-ho doesn't really do anything. Even more intriguingly, when Seung-ho meets the actual villain, Gurutai (played by Joe Taslim), the smug Qing warlord derisively describes Seung-ho's fighting style as ornamental in spite of his obvious skill. But why?...More
Prior to watching "The Wandering Chef" I had not heard of famed chef Lim Ji-ho. Nor did I really learn that much about him through the documentary itself. With painstaking humility, director Park Hye-ryoung only provides brief clips early on to contextualize Lim Ji-ho's international culinary reputation. Even as a biographical film "The Wandering Chef" is spare on the details, withholding much critical information about Lim Ji-ho's family background until near the very end...More
Actress Jo Bo-ah is getting a special kick out of appearing in her upcoming drama slated for airing next month.
Gyeongbok Palace is crowded with visitors in Seoul on Thursday...More
The full moon is high up in the sky over Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "Another Child" (2018)
Directed by Kim Yun-seok
With Yum Jung-ah, Kim So-jin, Kim Hye-jun, Park Se-jin, Kim Yun-seok, Kim Hee-won,...
The film is a family drama that portrays the experiences of A 17-year-old girl and her friend take on the world of abnormal adults in this family drama...More
He takes on the role of architect Choi Kyeong-joon...More
"Silence" confirmed casting and is going to commence filming.
The tvN drama "Flower of Evil", a suspense melodrama about a man who hides his cruel past and changes his identity, while his detective wife tracks down his past, ended on the 23rdof September with 5.7%, a successful ending...More
Many people find it challenging to choose right presents for Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, especially as offers proliferate for this socially distanced holiday. But healthy products are often a good option.
In a poll of 1,500 customers by an online shopping mall, 25 percent of respondents said they will order presents online or send online gift coupons...More
Hotels and departments stores are gearing up for a socially distanced Chuseok, offering food for ancestral rites as well as traditional meal sets.
The Grand InterContinental Seoul hotel is offering a traditional food set for Chuseok cooked by its chefs...More
Many Koreans have been told by their elderly parents and relatives not to visit their ancestral hometowns over Chuseok but are trying to make up for their absence with expensive presents or cash.
Pollster Tillion Pro surveyed 3,041 people in their 30s to 50s to take a closer look at this trend...More
Visitors arrive at Jeju International Airport on Wednesday...More
People enjoy kiteboarding on Jeju Island on Wednesday...More
"When I Was the Most Beautiful" recorded its own lowest ratings.
According to the audience rating research company Nielsen Korea on the 1st of October, the 12th episode of MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama "When I Was the Most Beautiful" broadcasted on September 30 recorded 1.7% and 2.3% ratings nationally....More
More Koreans are expected to stay put this Chuseok amid government efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. In previous years up to 36 million people took to the roads and rails to visit their ancestral hometowns, meet up with family and perform the traditional ancestral rites, but this year the numbers are expected to be much smaller...More
More Koreans would prefer cash gifts this Chuseok holiday, a straw poll suggests.
According to the poll of about 700 customers by online shopping mall TMON, the most popular gift people want to give is premium Korean beef with 28.5 percent. Next came health supplements (23.7 percent), and cash (17.7 percent)...More
A banner urging people not to travel over Chuseok hangs in the street in Cheongyang, South Chungcheong Province on Sept. 16. /Yonhap
The government has urged people not to travel to their ancestral hometowns over Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving to prevent a surge of coronavirus infections.
But for those who still want to travel during the nation's biggest holiday, which falls between Wednesday and Oct. 4, some handy hints are indispensable...More
Staff bar the seating area in an expressway rest stop in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on Monday. /Yonhap
Traffic congestion on freeways that heralds the annual Chuseok migration is expected to start on Tuesday afternoon.
Korea Expressway Corporation said Monday that southbound traffic exiting Seoul towards Busan and Muan, South Jeolla Province will start jamming between 11 a.m. and noon and peak between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m...More
People sit on a train at Seoul Station on Tuesday...More
Models promote food for Chuseok in a superstore in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Cars line up to leave the city of Seoul on Tuesday as people head to their ancestral hometowns ahead of Chuseok...More
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Four Monday-Tuesday dramas had little to no changes in ratings from their previous episodes.
KBS2 TV's "Zombie Detective" recorded 2.8% in both episodes 3 and 4 which aired on the 28th and 29th....More
KBS 2TV's "Drama Special 2020" which marks its 10th anniversary this year, has been drawing more expectations from many drama fans by presenting novel and meaningful materials and original stories that are difficult to handle in miniseries and feature-length dramas, and Go Won-hee announced her appearance in "Drama Special - The Joys and Sorrows of Work" the third of the 10 short-act dramas to be aired this year...More
Actor Oh Jung-se featured in a pictorial.
The pictorial, released in the October issue of Allure Korea, a fashion and lifestyle magazine, attracts attention with its casual autumn styling and Oh Jung-se's natural mood. In the photo released, Oh Jung-se is wearing a trendy jacket with a beret, giving off a boyish smile...More
"Search" has released a video of the main trailer announcing the prelude to an extreme military thriller.
The video released by OCN's dramatic cinema "Search" on the 29th begins by illuminating a dead body passing through the gate amidst heavy rain. There are many suspicious facts about the death in the Demilitarized Zone...More
For the first time in five years Ha Ji-won returns to the big screen with "Pawn". In the family film, Ha Ji-won will play the adult version of Seung-i, a young girl played by Park So-yi as a child who is handed over to characters played by Sung Dong-il and Kim Hee-won as collateral for a debt. Consequently, Ha Ji-won has been speaking about her role and her return...More
"The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" has been confirmed to have a release date of November, although the exact date is not yet known. The crime film is the first project from lead actress Kim Hye-soo since she the end of the highly acclaimed television drama "Hyena" last year. In "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" Kim Hye-soo plays a detective searching for a missing girl...More
A stylist personally known to Jun Jin and his bride recently posted pictures of their September 28th wedding on Isocial media. The photos include a personal one taken with the three in the bridal booth as well as wider angle shots of the couple at their private wedding...More
"I hope the film will console viewers in difficult times [amid the coronavirus epidemic], making them feel good", Ha said at a press event in Seoul last week, just a few days ahead of its release on Tuesday...More
Children learn to perform a traditional bow in a kindergarten in Gwangju on Monday...More
Workers disinfect self-service kiosks at Seoul Station on Monday...More
People wait to buy farm produce at a drive-thru market in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province on Monday...More
Sunflowers are in bloom in Milyang, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday...More
The Monday-Tuesday four-way race is fierce. While "Record of Youth" kept the throne of the Monday-Tuesday drama, "18 Again" breaks its own highest ratings.
tvN's Monday-Tuesday drama "Record of Youth" continues to be a high viewer rating. The ratings for the seventh episode, which aired on the 28th, recorded 9.4%, 11.4%, 7.7%, and 9.5% on average in the Seoul Metropolitan area, ranking first in the same time slot, including cable and cable channels....More
Actress Jung Eun-chae is featured in the October issue of Vogue Korea and displayed mysterious aura and beautiful charm.
In this pictorial, Sung Joon freely crossed between charismatic and beagle looks, revealing his unrivaled charm that no one can imitate. In particular, it was the first photo shoot since his discharge from the military, but he showed various poses and eyes with his superior proportion and appearance that overwhelmed the camera, drawing admiration from the staff at the filming site...More
JTBC stated on the 28th, "Shin Se-kyung, Im Si-wan and Lee Bong-ryeon were in the same space as the staff who was tested positive for COVID-19 but they are alright. The other staff are currently waiting for results of the tests"....More
A new media digital movie about the dreams and passions of street dancers, "Turn - The Street" cranks in this end of September.
After a long audition, "Turn - The Street" will tell the story of B-boy 'Mountain Crew' who have united toward their dreams, featuring Kim Seunghun of the popular idol group CIX, Hong Eunki, a multi-talented entertainer from Produce 101 and Choi Yeon-cheong, an actress who is called the goddess of Tik Tok with 1 million social media followers and rookie actress Lee Yoo-jin-IV who has recently made headlines with the drama "One Spring Night" and a cover dance of the singer Sunmi. They have been through heavy training with a choreography team of B-boys. Not only that, Javelin, a member of the world's number one B-boy group Jinjo Crew and new generation poppin' leader Poppin Jin will also join to showcase various performances in the film...More
VAST Entertainment recently released two old child photos of actor Hyun Bin. The disclosure of the photos was in celebration of the actor's thirty-eighth birthday, which occurred on September 25th...More
Real estate filings released on September 25h revealed that Bae Suzy has made a sound real estate investment. In April of 2016 the actress and singer purchased a building in the Samsung neighborhood of the Gangnam district of Seoul. The deposit was approximately 200,000 dollars, with a bond of 1.7 million dollars and equity of 1.8 million dollars, for an effective purchase price of 3.7 million dollars. With an effective rent of 15,000 dollars, this has allowed for a profit of around 5.6%...More
The music video for "Dynamite", the latest single by boy band BTS racked up over 400 million views on YouTube as of Sept. 25...More
Swimmers perform to celebrate Chuseok at an aquarium in Seoul on Sunday...More
Visitors enjoy themselves in a flower field in Gurye, South Jeolla Province on Sunday...More
Visitors look at breaking waves on a beach in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Sunday...More
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"Homemade Love Story" recorded 26.4% in the fourth episode.
According to the audience rating research company Nielsen Korea, on the 28th, the KBS2 weekend drama broadcast on the 27th, "Homemade Love Story" recorded 23.9% and 26.4% viewership ratings. This is the first place in the same time zone, and its own highest rating. Previously, the highest rating is 24.6%....More
The new Netflix drama "The School Nurse Files" has featured an unusual emphasis in its marketing. The paranormal drama starring Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk would normally seem an obvious draw for younger viewers. Yet "The School Nurse Files" has featured glowing endorsements from a peculiar slate of older celebrities that includes director Park Chan-wook and actresses Lee Young-ae, Gong Hyo-jin, and Son Ye-jin...More
As the Netflix drama "The Silent Sea" moves into production more minor roles are being confirmed. Among them is Lee Moo-saeng, an actor who has in recent years graduated from unnamed roles to named roles...More
The number one movie this week is "Tenet"...More
Workers disinfect a train in Daejeon on Wednesday.
Authorities in Gangwon Province and Jeju Island are bracing for an onslaught of vacationers over Chuseok despite government pleas for people to stay home.
The government on Wednesday said hotel booking rates in Gangwon Province over Chuseok stand at 94.9 percent of capacity, and on Jeju at 56 percent...More
/Courtesy of Lotte Hotel
Lotte Hotel opened an establishment in the U.S. city of Seattle on Thursday...More
Miniskirts and other uncomfortable clothes have gone out of fashion amid the coronavirus epidemic, to be replaced with easy-to wear clothes.
One 24-year-old office worker said, "I tend to buy comfortable clothes these days instead of tight H-line skirts as I work from home"...More
TV personality Boom's reactions are so spontaneous and unpredictable that one often wonders what he says makes any sense at all. But his boundless enthusiasm and energy are irresistible to his many fans, and he is certainly good at adding fun to the programs he hosts.
After his recent success on TV Chosun's reality show "Mr. Trot", Boom is enjoying a resurgence of his career by hosting a slew of new shows on both terrestrial and cable channels...More
/Courtesy of Everland
The first panda cub born in Korea needs a name...More
ung Eun-kyeong, the chief of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, has been included in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People this year. The list was published on Tuesday.
President Moon Jae-in hailed her as an "inspiration" to the world in his contribution to the magazine...More
The price of LG's ambitious Wing smartphone has been set at an eye-watering W1.1 million (US$1=W1,164)...More
BTS deliver a message of hope to young people in this grab from a video on YouTube.
Boy band BTS urged the world's young people to continue to chase their dreams and not lose hope amid the coronavirus pandemic at the 75th UN General Assembly. The speech was delivered through a pre-recorded video...More
As the coronavirus epidemic drags on, more people seem to have had time for reading books amid the strict lockdown...More
This year's full harvest moon will rise at 6:20 p.m. on Chuseok night or Oct. 1 over Seoul, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute said on Wednesday...More
Marriages have dwindled even more drastically amid the coronavirus epidemic this year.
According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, only 126,367 couples tied the knot from January to July, the fewest since statistics began in 1981...More
President Moon Jae-in speaks during the virtual session of the UN General Assembly from Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Tuesday. /Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday told the UN General Assembly that declaring a formal end to the Korean War will open the door to complete denuclearization and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula...More
Statues discouraging people trying to jump to their deaths in the Han River are placed in Seoul's Mapo Bridge in the capital.
Korea still has the most suicides in the OECD and their numbers are rising despite government efforts to reduce them.
According to Statistics Korea's 2019 data on causes of death released Tuesday, the country's suicide rate stood at 26.9 per 100,000 people last year, up 0.9 percent from the year before...More
The company behind super boy band BTS is preparing for its initial public offering...More
The government is considering allocating a specific disease code for depression induced by the protracted coronavirus epidemic as more and more people complain of "coronavirus blues"...More
A teachers teaches children online and offiline simultaneously in an elementary school in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis
Eight out of 10 teachers believe that the gap between high and low achievers in their classes is widening as a result of online learning.
The figure comes from a report published Monday by the Korea Education and Research Information Service, which surveyed 51,201 teachers, 425,446 primary and secondary schoolchildren and 380,922 parents nationwide on July 29-Aug. 1...More
Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel "Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been longlisted for the U.S. National Book Award for Translated Literature, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the U.S. The book was translated into English by Jamie Chang...More
High-school seniors sit a test in a school in Seoul on Sept.16 to prepare for the university entrance exam in December. /Newsis
The number of candidates for the university entrance exam on Dec. 3 declined 10.1 percent from last year to just 493,433, the fewest on record.
The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation on Monday said this is the first time in the exam's 26-year history that the number of applicants has dropped below 500,000. It is also the first time that it is lower than the university entrance quota for next year of 509,573 students...More
Pianist Son Yeol-eum has sounded a clarion call for organ donation by registering as an organ donor, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said last week...More
A buff naked man crashes from outer space in Cheonggyecheon. The onlookers, for the most part, try not to make a big deal of this. Then we transition to So-hee (played by Lee Jung-hyun), who tries not to make such a big deal of how much she loves her newlywed husband Man-gil (played by Kim Sung-oh), at least until circumstance leads her to suspect infidelity. Although it's not infidelity so much as...well...More
Maybe it is a bit too early with just 4-5 films, but it seems that S. Korea is experiencing its own "weird wave" (as Greece did some years ago) with titles like "Maggie", "Fallen" and "The Interviewees" falling under this category. The same applies to "Hunger", Kang Dayeon's debut, that uses the sci-fi basis to speak about social issues through a mash up of genres that is disorienting as it is interesting...More
While the title "Magical: Make The Princess Laugh" calls to mind the classic fairy tale of the princess who never smiled, this conflict is resolved surprisingly early and disturbingly. She ends up laughing at a scene that could best be described as macabre. Not that "Magical: Make The Princess Laugh" ever really acknowledges this. This plot point takes place over the course of a cheerful song where professional clowns attempt to distract Leah (voiced by Park Ji-yoon-I) from her mother's senseless tragic death at the hands of a gippy...More