"Doctor Prisoner" Highly Successful After Only 2 Episodes
The new KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" is on the road to success with the first two episodes hitt,...More
Jung Joon-young arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday.
Singer Jung Joon-young was arrested on Thursday on charges of secretly filming himself having sex and sharing the footage with his celebrity buddies on social media.
The Seoul Central District Court granted the arrest warrant due to concerns that he could try to destroy evidence...More
Movie theaters drew a record number of moviegoers for the month of February.
According to statistics released by the Korean Film Council, some 22.28 million people visited movie theaters last month, the highest for the month, raking in W190 billion in ticket sales, up 50.3 percent on-year (US$1=W1,129)...More
Visitors take a stroll at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Thursday...More
A woman takes a photo at the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "Steel Rain" (2017)
Directed by Yang Woo-seok
With Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won, Kim Kap-soo, Kim Eui-sung, Lee Kyung-young, Jo Woo-jin,...
Began filming in : 2017/02/02
Wrapped up filming : 2017/06/08
A web-toon turned movie. A former North Korean Reconnaissance agent and the Chief of Foreign Affairs and Security conduct a secret mission to prevent the Korean War...More
Upcoming social satire drama "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" has been dropping a nice supply of stills and videos, and yesterday was the turn of Ryu Deok-hwan's lonely lawyer to get some of the spotlight. His mysterious character will reportedly be an exciting part of the drama. I know when I'm being prepared for a twist, series. I can smell it. It smells stressful...More
On March 20th, Yoon Ji-oh announced on SNS that she would be making broadcasts from AfreecaTV in the future. She cited problems with the way Instagram and YouTube deal with later editing of live broadcasts...More
The new KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" is on the road to success with the first two episodes hitting 10%.
"Doctor Prisoner", which began on the 20th, is a new kind of medical suspense drama about an ace doctor who is ousted from his hospital and becomes a medical chief of a prison. With Namgoong Min in the lead, the drama is said to have engaged viewers since the first episode...More
TNI Cultures announced on the 20th that Oh Seung-yun will be starring in "The Nature of a Melo" as Lee Hyo-bong, the brother of documentary director Jeon Yeo-bin (Lee Eun-jung), one of the three leads in the drama...More
On March 21st South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended an official function at the Euljiro branch of the Industrial Bank of Korea, where he met with and encouraged the bank's employees. They discussed the bank's investments, which include "Extreme Job". Moon Jae-in also created the bank's regular customers...More
On March 21st at the Apgujeong CGV in Gangnam the official rollout for "Inseparable Bros" was held. Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Kwang-soo, and Esom were all in attendance. Simple questions and photo time was also allotted...More
It has been determined that Choi Jong-hoon-I's drunk driving incident from three years ago was not properly reported to higher authorities, even though he was apprehended by police. Bribery is believed to be the reason for this...More
"Doctor Prisoner" showed a tremendous increase in just two broadcasts.
On March 21st HanCinema obtained Yoon Ji-oh's as of yet unpublished official English language statement. Yoon Ji-oh fled to Canada five years ago out of fear for her safety in South Korea. The statement is written in her hand and transcribed without correction here...More
Veteran singer Na Hoon-a has proved he is still a popular draw with an instant sellout of his concerts to be staged in May...More
Girl group Momoland pose at a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Models walk the catwalk at a fashion show at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Students walk in the rain at Ewha Womans University in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Jo Jae-yoon is back shortly after "SKY Castle", and he brings his recent reality show experience with him. We finally have some basic information on his character for "Save Me 2", which will be a different role to his Jo Wan-tae from the first season, "Save Me"...More
In a recent poll, about 70 percent of respondents said they are in favor of an independent counsel to uncover the truth behind former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui's alleged 'separate sexual favors' and the late Jang Ja-yeon's case...More
Seungri and Jung Joon-young's chat room has hit showbiz, society, and the international scene like a tsunami. The industry is suffering from the retirement of those involved and the suspension of certain TV shows...More
As expected, "My Only One" remained at the top of the Good Data report in its final week, marking off its third straight ranking as number one. "The Light in Your Eyes" in its final week was a surprisingly close number two. While "My Only One" had an overall percentage of 16.24 (out of 100%), "The Light in Your Eyes" had 14.53% of social media mentions of the studied dramas...More
On March 20th MBC released an extended promotional trailer for "The Banker". Though the name may sound simple, the drama is promising to be a dynamic one. Stills from the drama give lead actor Kim Sang-joong a crazed look as the titular auditor Dae-ho - a high-performing manager who gets wrapped up in conspiracies and investigations...More
Lawyer Kim Young-joo explained the legalities on the SBS TV show "TV News At Night" on the 19th...More
On March 19th, the SBS program 'Night of TV Entertainment' revealed suspicious circumstances in the turnover of Jung Joon-young's 'Golden Phone' to authorities. Namely, the program noted how Jung Joon-young re-entered South Korea from the United States on March 12th, but was not searched at that time...More
On March 19th, Yoon Ji-oh appeared on the news program 'Tonight with Kim Je-dong' to discuss the Jang Ja-yeon case. Come March 20th, Yoon Ji-oh posted extended thoughts on the topics discussed during her interview, namely her use of the term 'casting couch'...More
"Doctor Prisoner" came in first in its first week.
New poster added for the upcoming Korean animated movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
BTS sold more than 2.68 million copies of their new album in pre-orders in less than a week...More
Students enjoy warm weather at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on Tuesday...More
OCN is taking a break from the usual violent crimes, and turns to something more insidious with upcoming drama "Running Investigator". The series is courting Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa to lead this story about human rights violations. The cast is very exciting, and it can count me in to keep an eye on it with this premise...More
Celebrities and powerful people alike are falling at the revelations of their law-breaking deads. Secret conversations on Kakao Talk have been exposed. What they called a joke is actually a chat full of crimes and illegally taped videos. Starting with Seungri and Jung Joon-young, the outline of the members of chat group is slowly materializing with Yoon Joon-hyung, Choi Jong-hoon-I, and Lee Jong-hyun...More
"Collateral" is a human comedy about a debt collector who kidnaps a woman's young daughter as collateral. The movie is invested and distributed by CJ ENM while comedy mastermind JK Films and Red Rover co-produce...More
Everyone is anticipating the comeback of Ji Chang-wook.
Goo Ha-ra is making a comeback at a Japanese music festival.
On the 14th, she promoted the musical festival that's happening on the 31st at Yokohama, Japan, on her Instagram...More
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Jo Deul-ho (Park Shin-yang) and Lee Ja-kyeong (Go Hyun-jung) met in court. Lee Ja-kyeong was against Jo Deul-ho's request for a witness, but the judge allowed it...More
The MBC Newsdesk program issued an apology on March 19th for the way anchor Wang Jong-myung interviewed Yoon Ji-oh on the March 18th broadcast. Over a six-minute thirty-second live interview, he asked her four times to divulge names of people associated with the Jang Ja-yeon case...More
On March 19th the Seoul Police Department announced that they would be issuing arrest warrants soon for charges related to the ongoing Burning Sun nightclub scandal. The announced warrants are for Jung Joon-young and the nightclub employee Mr. Kim, and will be deployed on March 21st...More
"The Light in Your Eyes" had a shining ending.
Following revelations that he participated in sports gambling, Cha Tae-hyun's future is now unknown. As of March 19th, KBS has still not answered questions or posted information about the future of the variety show that makes his reputation, 2 Days & 1 Night...More
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Seungri (center) of boy band Big Bang leaves the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency after questioning last Friday. /Yonhap
Jung Joon-young leaves the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency after questioning last Friday. /Newsis
Police have filed for an arrest warrant for singer Jung Joon-young on charges of secretly filming sex tapes and sharing them on social media.
Police summoned Jung for questioning on Sunday and grilled him until the following morning. It was the second time the star was questioned by police. Last Thursday right after the allegations arose, he turned himself in to the police after returning from the U.S...More
Park Seo-joon poses with an award trophy at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Taeyeon of Girls' Generation will release a new single on Sunday. It is her fourth single since she launched her solo career in 2015. She has also released three mini albums and one full-length album...More
Forsythias are in bloom in Daegu on Monday...More
News exclusives are a cruel, fickle thing. A Korean news portal reported yesterday that Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook and Jung Eun-chae would reunite for a "The Guest - Drama" film, along with director Kim Hong-seon-I at the helm. While reality comes to dash the joy of the casting confirmations, there is hope to be found for "The Guest - 2019"...More
The Internal Reporting Movement begged, "Please don't let your attention waver until a thorough investigation is made into the late Jang Ja-yeon case and a special law is enacted to punish the perpetrators".
On March 16th 'News at 9', on KBS1 revealed another co-conspirator in the ongoing Jung Joon-young scandal. Cha Tae-hyun, most famous for his appearances in the Sunday variety show '2 Days and 1 Night', has appeared in Jung Joon-young's phone logs participating in gambling on golf games...More
On March 18th in the afternoon, South Korean President Moon Jae-in underwent an hour long report on the Jang Ja-yeon investigation as well as the 'Burning Sun' investigation centered around Jung Joon-young. In a statement, he expressed disappointment about how these cases were handled...More
Former Big Bang member Seungri, who has been booked with charges of prostitution and more, claimed that he would apply to the Military Manpower Administration for a deferment of his enlistment and cooperate with the investigations sincerely...More
Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun who triggered another wave in the "MeToo movement by disclosing fact of sexual abuse within the prosecution said that she is greatly saddened by reactions of the public regarding the charges of prostitution made against Seungri and charges of illegal filming and circulation of sex videos on Jung Joon-young...More
While "My Only One" failed to reach the 50% ratings record as some were anticipating this weekend, it did manage to hit a six year record for domestic broadcasts. The final number was 48.5%. To put this number into context, this means that approximately thirteen million people were believed to have watched it...More
On the episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" on the 8th, Lee Jae-ryong (Kim Myung-kook) asks Jo Deul-ho (Park Shin-yang) for help...More
On March 18th the Korean Film Council released its data for the South Korea's February box office. According to their figures, attendance rates increased by 43% and overall revenues increased by 50%, boosted in large part by "Extreme Job"...More
"The Light in Your Eyes" increased in viewing percentage.
Actress Bae Doona has become the first Korean to appear on the cover of U.S. fashion magazine Vogue in its 127-year history.
She shares the cover of the April issue with film stars Scarlett Johansson of the U.S. and Deepika Padukone of India...More
Lee Sang-hwa (left) and KangNam
Visitors have fun in a tulip garden at an amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday...More
Visitors crowd Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Sunday...More
Visitors enjoy their time in Gurye, South Jeolla Province on Sunday...More
The KBS 2TV weekend drama "My Only One" starred Choi Soo-jong as Kang Soo-il, a man who is devoted to his daughter. Choi Soo-jong described his character best and reinstated his name as 'the nation's actor'...More
The unseen cuts of the short-form drama "Farmer's Academy" were released.
"Farmer's Academy" is a short-form drama about Han Byeol (Yoon Bo-mi), a sweet potato plantation farm girl who joins the Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries, and feels the love for farming and meeting new friends...More
Actor Kim Jung-hyun, who had put everything on hold for 6 months, finally showed some signs of his well-being.
He made a post on his fan café on the 16th saying, "I am working on getting better. I have so much to do and I miss you all"....More
"Romance is a Bonus Book" came to a heartwarming end.
The number one movie this week is "Captain Marvel"...More
In the previous episodes, Hye-ja's time breakaway was explained; she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and the story so far had been happening in her head. Twenty-five-year-old Hye-ja (Han Ji-min) was seventy-year-old Hye-ja's past. The narration said, "I had a long dream. But I don't know if I'm dreaming about myself getting old, or if the old me is dreaming of being young. I have Alzheimer's"....More
Previously, Kang Soo-il had been in jail under the false charges of killing someone. Wang Dae-ryook (Lee Jang-woo) found some suspicious elements in his father-in-law's case, and realized that he'd been framed. He started investigating the truth, including the real criminal, Yang Yeong-dal (Lee Yeong-seok), but it wasn't easy...More
"My Only One" failed to make it through 50% in the ratings, but it was close.
Seungri of boy band Big Bang arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for questioning on Thursday.
Renegades across Korea are frantically deleting their chat histories after misogynistic comments and surreptitiously filmed sex tapes in a celebrity group chat came to light when one K-pop star took his phone in for repairs...More
More and more Koreans, especially in their 20s and over 70, are being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The National Health Insurance Service said Thursday the number of patients rose from 71,687 in 2013 to 86,706 in 2017. Patients over 70 took up the largest proportion at 305 per 100,000 people, followed by 20-somethings with 209 and 30-somethings with 195...More
World No. 1 golfer Park Sung-hyun donated W100 million to the Community Chest of Korea on Thursday (US$1=W1,135)...More
The number of people in employment rose by 260,000 in February on-year, putting a temporary stop to growing unemployment...More
Car purchases by the key demographic of consumers in their 30s and 40s have declined for three years running, but they still buy more and more foreign cars...More
Novelist Hwang Sok-young has been included in the long list for this year's Man Booker International Prize for his novel "At Dusk". He is only the second Korean writer to be considered for the prize after Han Kang, who won it in 2016 and was nominated in 2018...More
After-school English classes for first and second graders will resume in April after a vote in the National Assembly reversed a ban, according to the Education Ministry on Wednesday...More
Spending on private after-school classes for youngsters has hit a new record as the public education system shows no sign of emerging from its chronic stupor.
Spending on crammers has risen for three years running even though public schools have fewer pupils to prepare for adult life due to the low birthrate...More
Entertainment giant CJ E&M has teamed up with Big Hit Entertainment, the talent agency representing superstar boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, to manufacture a new K-pop band...More
Korea is expected to suffer a shortage of the working-age population even if the retirement age is raised to 65...More
We're back to stressing over fresh premieres assaulting our watchlist, as this week brings us the start, and goodies, of "Doctor Prisoner", "Kill It", "Confession - Drama" and "Mother of Mine". We have plenty more from shows further down the road, as well as some really fun casting news...More
Designed with the centennial of the March 1st Movement in mind, "1919 Yu Gwan-sun" serves an obvious purpose as a documentary. We may know Yu Gwan-sun by name, but who was she? And who were the women she collaborated with in prison? They were not always so well known. The opening scene depicts the writing of a New York Times article in 2018 that helped bring Yu Gwan-sun to prominence. "1919 Yu Gwan-sun" goes further, giving context to the lives of the other women who were in the Seodaemun prison who also defied Japanese authority...More
Maybe it is a bit too early to say this, but "Clean Up" seems to be among the best independent Korean films of the year, and one of the most interesting movies that have been released from the country during the latest years...More
After adapting the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel in a modern, Korean setting, Yim Pil-sung decided to do the same with the classic Korean folktale Simcheongga, by creating an atmospheric, erotic thriller. Let us see how he fared...More
The heavily bespectacled Jang-boo (played by Cha Tae-hyun) initially looks like a blind guy. However, narration and flashback soon makes it clear that Jang-boo's problem is not that his vision is too weak, but rather, that it's too awesome, because he can process everything in slow motion. Alas, actually using this power, or even just trying to use his eyesight to do boring normal everyday stuff, is burdensome to Jang-boo. So instead he uses this power to stalk Soo-mi (played by Nam Sang-mi) via closed circuit television...More
Pedestrians walk in the rain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Friday...More
A women walks in a snow-covered park in Taebaek, Gangwon Province on Friday...More
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After enjoying the man himself, "The Banker" brings us the visuals and the information on his three fellow leads, portrayed by Chae Si-ra, Yoo Dong-geun and Kim Tae-woo. The series has also released a second teaser, so we get to meet the extended cast in brief, but glorious shots. I feel like I'm going to love-hate so many people here. This is drama happiness...More
New stills added for the upcoming Korean movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
Yoon Ji-oh spoke at a feminist demonstration on the morning of March 15th at Gwanghwamun Square. In a statement directed at nearby press, she continued to emphasize the need for a continued investigation of Jang Ja-yeon's alleged suicide...More
Police claim to have acquired six phones related to illegal sexual videos produced and distributed by Jung Joon-young. The announcement was made on March 15th. Forensic investigation of the phones is underway...More
Son Seung-won is going to jail for four years on drunk driving charges. This follows sustained outrage at the details of his case, where Son Seung-won was caught and then attempted to run away from authorities...More
BTS landed in the annual best-selling album chart released on Wednesday by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the worldwide record music industry...More
Jung Joon-young (left) and Seung-ri speak to reporters as they arrive at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for questioning on Thursday.
Police are increasingly suspected of rampant collusion in an explosive sleaze scandal involving some of the biggest lights in K-pop...More
Jennie of girl group Black Pink attends a promotional event for a cosmetics brand in Seoul on Thursday...More
Girl group Mamamoo pose at a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Thursday...More
Flowers are in bloom in Jongno, Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "Assembly" (2015)
Directed by Choi Yoon-suk-IV, Hwang In-hyeok
Written by Jeong Hyeon-min
Network : KBS
With Jung Jae-young, Song Yoon-ah, Ok Taecyeon, Jang Hyun-sung, Park Young-gyu, Kim Seo-hyung,...
20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00
A human political drama based in the National Assembly which is the base of politics and the hall of the people...More
We've had all manner of casting news about OCN's upcoming "Kill It", the 'killer action' drama about a veterinarian hitman with a hidden past and a detective chasing a serial killer, and it looks like Dramaland is about to deliver another helping of non-Korean characters. Can the usual cringe be turned into a win...More
Singer Jung Joon-young, who's being accused of illegally filming and distributing of sex videos, apparently deleted the video when the victim found out, then asked a friend he'd sent it to for a copy...More
New suspicions about Seungri have arisen.
With the successful "The Crowned King" gone, the new tvN drama "He Is Psychometric" began on the 11th with a viewing percentage of 3.0%, a drop of 5.8% since the final episode of "The Crowned King". These numbers changed because women in their 50s are not following "He Is Pscyhometric"...More
Singer Jung Joon-young appeared in front of several cameras on the 14th at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. He made appearance 3 days after being aware of the controversy over illegal shooting and distribution of sex videos...More
Yoo Joon-sang was the perfect Poong-sang.
Yoo Joon-sang took on the role of Poong-sang in the KBS 2TV drama "Liver or Die". Poong-sang is a middle-aged man who has so much affection for his delinquent siblings and "Liver or Die" is a drama that makes us look back on the meaning of family...More
Interest in Han Hyejin, Jun Hyun-moo, and the variety show they appear in, "I Live Alone", is exploding. This is most likely a result of Han Hyejin and Jun Hyun-moo's recently announced divorce...More
"Liver or Die" ended with a new record.
On March 13th a petition to the South Korean government demanding police protection for Yoon Ji-oh in regards to the Jang Ja-yeon investigation hit 200,000 signatures. This is the minimum threshhold at which the government must issue an official response as to their position on the subject...More
Following the first week of "He Is Psychometric", tvN has released behind the scenes footage of the drama and hints of what is to come. Jinyoung and Shin Ye-eun have also discussed the context of what they were doing in these pictures...More
Lee Si-eon, Han So-hee, and Kwon Soo-hyun have been confirmed for "Abyss". The upcoming fantasy drama stars Park Bo-young as Se-yeon and Ahn Hyo-seop as Cha-min, a mismatched pair come back from the dead to track down a murderer...More
Singer Park Bom poses at a showcase for her new album in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Models pose with tulips in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Wednesday at an event to promote an amusement park's annual festival...More
Staff look at flowers at the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science in Wanju, North Jeolla Province on Wednesday...More
TV Chosun is bringing the time traveling theme back for a spin, and it's currently courting Kang Ji-hwan and Kyung Soo-jin for leading roles. "Joseon Survival" depicts the strong friendship between Jeong-rok, a courier and former national archery athlete, and Im Kkeok-jeong of the Joseon dynasty...More
"Support Ending Credits", a video campaign supporting listing staff names in ending credits, is stirring up conversation...More
IFNE, a female street brand, revealed their 2019 S/S collection with Min Hyo-rin.
In the images, the actress is wearing a beige colored trench coat, which is the 'it' color this spring, with a sky blue blouse and jeans...More
On the last day of business, tvN's "Coffee Friends" added a new drink to the menu that was a complete hit. Yang Se-jong, Choi Ji-woo, Jo Jae-yoon, Yoo Yeon-seok, Son Ho-jun appear along with part-timers Yunho, and Sehun...More
On the latest episodes of "Liver or Die", Poong-sang (Yoo Joon-sang) finally got his liver transplant. His wife Gan Boon-sil (Shin Dong-mi) agreed to be his donor, but Poong-sang's younger sister Hwa-sang (Lee Si-young) finally understood his intentions and decided to join Jeong-sang (Jeon Hye-bin) and do it. The surgery was a success and all three of them woke up fine...More
On March 13th, Namgoong Min posted a picture on his Instagram. In it, he has a downcast, moody expression, is wearing a suit, and is surrounding by moody, ambient red light. The picture was taken during the filming of "Doctor Prisoner"...More
On March 13th Make Us Entertainment announced they were terminating their contract with Jung Joon-young. The decision follows revelations that Jung Joon-young was involved with taking clandestine sexual videos at Seungri's club, Burning Sun...More
On March 13th Yoon Ji-oh released a short Instagram broadcast. In it she breaks down in tears over fears of how new progress in the Jang Ja-yeon investigation may be covered up. But she also expresses gratitude to viewers whose interest in the case has caused the investigation into Jang Ja-yeon's death to be reopened...More
On March 13th Nam Gyu-ri appeared on the radio program Cinetown with Park Seon-young. Nam Gyu-ri was last on the program a year ago. Park Seon-young observed that Nam Gyu-ri was looking much healthier than last year. Nam Gyu-ri confirmed that she had gained three kilograms, having weighed under forty kilograms during her last appearance...More
With one more episode to go, "Liver or Die" is still on the throne.
A second "Kingdom" staff member has passed away.
Netflix Original drama "Kingdom - Season 2" told MBN Star, "A production staff member recently passed away in a car accident. This is a terrible thing to happen and we give our condolences to the family"....More
Jung Joon-young arrives at Incheon International Airport on Tuesday. /Newsis
Police have launched a full-blown investigation into allegations that singer Jung Joon-young illegally videotaped himself having sex with women and then shared the clips in a sleazy celebrity chat group.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency booked Jung a day after a media report accusing the singer of the crime. Jung arrived in Seoul on Tuesday afternoon from the U.S. where he was filming a TV show...More
BTS will release a new album next month. The boys' management agency Big Hit Entertainment said on Tuesday they will release "Map of the Soul: Persona" on April 12.
It comes eight months after their previous release, "Love Yourself: Answer", a repackaged version of their third full-length album, "Love Yourself: Tear", in August last year...More
Girl group Dream Note pose at a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Tuesday...More
A woman poses in front of the City Hall in Seoul on Tuesday...More
A visitor looks at flowers at a temple in Seoul on Tuesday...More
OCN's "Save Me 2" keeps the faith alive, as the Dramagods have brought the previously teased main cast together, and more. Um Tae-goo, Chun Ho-jin and Esom have confirmed their roles, and they are also joined by Kim Young-min in a very interesting character. The news also comes with some changes in previously released character descriptions...More
The SBS drama department is struggling. Actors and directors are in physical pain...More
He takes on the role of an awkward psychometrist named Ian. He's full of himself because of his powers, but on the inside, he hides a painful story...More
Actor Yoon Kyun-sang is almost 190 centimeters tall and the lookout for other male celebrities this tall has begun.
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Lee Jae-ryong (Kim Myung-kook) suspected Lee Ja-kyeong (Go Hyun-jung) of killing Kim Joon-cheol (Lee Hyo-jung)...More
The big Korean movie of the winter finally becomes viewable in South Korean homes on March 13th. "Extreme Job" came out on January 23rd, but has been slow in reaching the secondary market because it was still making money in theaters...More
Still have been released for "A History of Jealousy", a mystery melodrama set to release on March 14th. This will be the first mainstream release for director Jung In-bong, whose only public directing credit to date has been on the omnibus film "The Way - 2017" about lonely elderly citizens...More
"The Light in Your Eyes" ratings increased.
On March 11th the Good Data Corporation released its latest weekly report on trends regarding dramas and drama actors. Based on analyzing references in social media, "My Only One" is the most popular drama and Choi Soo-jong the most popular actor...More
On March 11th actress Go Jae-yee released photos of her wedding from December 30th of last year on SNS. She described the experience as unforgettable...More
Seungri of boy band Big Bang, who has been at the center of an explosive scandal involving pimping, drug abuse and sexual assault at his former nightclub, announced his retirement from showbusiness on Monday...More
Children learn how to wear a mask at a kindergarten in Daegu on Monday...More
Students stage a flash mob in Busan on Monday, ahead of the centennial of the Korean government-in-exile in Shanghai in 1919...More
Students participate in a Confucian ritual at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul on Monday...More
We finally have the first stills from MBC's upcoming "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo", as we get to meet Jo "Palm Blast" Jin-gap (Kim Dong-wook) himself. The hero with a temper will be aiming it at workplace injustice, a very timely topic that could use some dedicated social satire dramas...More
Director Kang Je-gyu changed the paradigm of the Korean film industry. When he came out with the 1999 spy film "Shiri" worth less than 3 billion won, he was sure Korea could be like Hollywood. "Shiri" not only set a record of 6 million admissions, but it grew the size of the domestic Box Office to an unprecedented level...More
Yeom Tae-young, the mayor of Suwon, recently presented a congratulatory plaque to representatives of About Film. The production company behind "Extreme Job" sent four representative to the meeting, including two of the movie's writers. The meeting took place on March 11th...More
On March 7th Jin Se-yeon uploaded a picture of herself to Instagram. She exhorts followers to be careful of yellow dust. The yellow dust season had been particularly bad in South Korea during that time...More
Jin Goo has been gaining traction for his work in "Legal High". In that drama, he plays the unstoppable lawyer Tae-rim who is constantly on the attack against enemy weaknesses. Yet he also deals with past trauma, and compensates with relaxation...More
According to the Korean Film Council, "Innocent Witness" had 35,860 admissions on Sunday. This brings it current total to 2,421,612. It's ranking was third for the day and fourth for the weekend...More
"My Only One" is nearing 50% with several episodes to go.
The KBS 2TV drama rated 44.1% and 49.4% on the 10th....More
A representative from Na Hye-mi's agency confirmed that Na Hye-mi is in the final stages of agreeing to appear in "Queen's Children", the new daily drama from KBS. This follows reports last month that Lee Young-eun was also taking a role...More
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Lee Ja-kyeong (Go Hyun-jung)'s involvement with Daesan Welfarewas revealed by Lee Jae-ryong (Kim Myung-kook) and Gong Chang-soo (Lee Byung-wook)...More
"Haechi" came in first.
Seungri of boy band Big Bang arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Feb. 27.
Police has booked Seungri of boy band Big Bang on charges that he supplied prostitutes for foreign investors, it said Sunday.
Girl group Black Pink has set another record on YouTube with their onomatopoeia-driven song.
The music video for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", the lead track off their first mini album, garnered 700 million views on YouTube as of Saturday, becoming the first K-pop song to achieve the milestone, according to their management agency YG Entertainment...More
Fans of boy band Bangtan Boys cheer at a fan event in Seoul on Sunday...More
Rain soaks flowers in Busan on Sunday...More
Flowers are in bloom in Gwangjun on Sunday...More
In the latest piectures, she looks on point in a suit and increases anticipation to her new transformation in the drama...More
He said drinking with her is fun and they share the same sense of humor...More
In regards to the recent allegations of drug use and participation in providing sexual favors to clients, Big Bang's Seungri commented that the Kakao Talk regarding the alleged sexual favors was fabricated. However, police claim there is high chance the talk really happened, and Seungri was booked as a suspect...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2019.03.08 ~ 2019.03.10
The number one movie this week is "Captain Marvel"...More
The KBS 2TV drama "My Only One" is only 0.6% from 50% with one more week to go.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, the drama rated 44.1% to 49.4% nationwide on the 10th, breaking its record of 46.2% once again...More
Electronic eavesdropping and surreptitious recording of people's remarks are on the rise, often with an eye to posting them on the Internet. New electronic gadgets make it easier to record any arguments, but the result is the unwanted exposure of private conversations.
In some cases this has been in the public interest, for example by exposing online Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah's atrocious behavior in a conversation with her husband, who is seeking a divorce from her. In another case, it revealed the convoluted dealings of JTBC anchor Sohn Suk-hee with a freelance reporter who was blackmailing him...More
A panel of government officials, taxi firms and drivers and ride-hailing app providers has finally found a compromise on ride-sharing services.
The panel on Thursday agreed to allow the ride-sharing services in Seoul during the morning and evening rush hours from 7-9 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. on weekdays...More
A billboard ad celebrating President Moon Jae-in's birthday is displayed in a subway station in Seoul in this file photo from Jan. 12, 2018.
Seoul Metro has decided to ban political posters such as those congratulating President Moon Jae-in on his birthday that were plastered all over some subway stations last year...More
Spring has arrived early this year, with flowers starting to bloom in Korea's southern region.
Apricot or plum flowers, often known as the harbingers of spring, started to bloom a few days ago in Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province...More
Models pose with Renault Samsung's Twizy at a showroom in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap
Renault Samsung's two-seater electric car Twizy will be available at E-Mart starting this month, the superstore chain said on Thursday. The Twizy will be sold along with electric bicycles, scooters and skateboards at E-Mart's 25 stores nationwide...More
Models pose with Kia's Niro at a launch event in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap
Kia unveiled the revamped version of its eco-friendly Niro SUV in Seoul on Thursday...More
Hyundai on Wednesday unveiled photos and specs of the new overhauled Sonata sedan and started taking orders before the car hits showrooms around March 20.
The Sonata was the best-selling car in Korea until 2015 but has since fallen to seventh place last year with sales of just 65,846 last year...More
LG showcased a wave of its latest OLED and UHD TVs at an event in Seoul on Wednesday...More
A growing number of Koreans are suffering from vitamin D deficiency, a condition that occurs when a person does not get enough exposure to sunlight. Lack of this vital vitamin can increase the risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases...More
Korea's per-capita gross national income grew 5.4 percent on paper last year to reach US$31,349, the first time it broke the magical $30,000 barrier.
The development comes 12 years after per-capita GNI rose above $20,000...More
Construction of Greenland International Hospital in Jeju is complete in this file photo from October 2018.
The Jeju provincial government is bent on revoking a controversial license to build Korea's first for-profit hospital after Greenland International Hospital failed to open on time. Provincial officials plan to question hospital staff before canceling the license...More
Students arrend a vocational crammer in Daelim-dong, Seoul on Feb. 18.
The streets of Daelim-dong in southern Seoul, which are home to a large enclave of ethnic Koreans from China, are littered with fliers advertising sometime very peculiar vocational training classes...More
Korea has 36 billionaires, ranking 14th in the world, according to the latest Hurun Global Rich List released on Sunday.
The annual list by China's wealth research firm Hurun Report lists the world's wealthiest individuals with a net worth of US$1 billion or higher...More
If you don't have enough stress in your life, "Confession - Drama" is here to help, and petty me is going to share some of its latest, anxiety-inducing goodies with you. The series is getting me all worked up, in a good way, and I already know I'm going to need those snacks and a clench-pillow when it's out. I have a giant teddy bear and I'm not afraid to use it...More
Yu Gwan-sun (played by Go Ah-sung) was a real-life organizer in the March 1st Movement. Interestingly, writer/director Jo Min-ho does not depict Yu Gwan-sun's participation in that event so much. We do get a few full color scenes of Yu Gwan-sun with her family. But for the most part, "A Resistance" is the story of Yu Gwan-sun's life in prison following her arrest, set in bleak black-and-white as Yu Gwan-sun's patriotism is contrasted with her inevitably suffering for expressing it...More
So apparently, back during the Japanese Occupation of Korea, bicycle racing was a pretty big event. Right away we see a huge Olympic-style Stadium where the greatest athletes of the day compete for glory on the track via these newfangled inventions called bicycles. Then we get to the post-race, where a dozen odd members of the Korean Resistance are discussing whether their goals are best achieved with terrorism or improving the quality of their bicycle athletes...More
Lee Myung-se started his career under Bae Chang-ho, for the films "Hwang Jin-ie" ",Our Joyful Young Days" and "Dream - 1990". Thus, and having repeatedly cooperated with him and his "permanent" protagonist, Ahn Sung-ki, it was almost inevitable that he would cast them both for his directorial debut, a rather unusual comedy titled "Gagman"...More
After minor roles in "All In" (2003), "Dae Jang Geum" (2003), Han had her breakout role in the revenge series Revenge in 2005. This was followed by her other memorable roles in period dramas "Capital Scandal" (2007) and "Yi San" (2007), contemporary dramas "Cain and Abel" (2009) and "Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats" (2011), and romantic comedies "The Rooftop Prince" (2012) and "Familiar Wife" (2018), as well as drama film "Miss Baek" (2018)...More
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Bae Chang-ho was the most commercially successful director of the 1980s, who made a number of chic melodramas about the new sensibility of the young generation. His debut film, "People in the Slum" (1982), and following films, "Whale Hunting" (1984), "Deep Blue Night" (1985), and "Our Joyful Young Days" (1987) all generated enthused reactions from not only ordinary moviegoers but also hardcore film maniacs...More
Actress Han Ye-seul returned to the small screen with a new TV series.
Clothes are on display in a store in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Friday...More
Flowers are in bloom in Seoul on Friday...More
MBC's upcoming financial investigation drama, "The Banker", is gearing up for main promotions, and aside from a dark and moody character poster, we get an incredibly cheeky and cute first teaser. Goo-tak of "Bad Guys" is out, Dae-ho of "The Banker" is in, and you'd be a fool to mess with either...More
Among Netflix's Korean upcoming drama projects is "I am Alone". The science fiction concept is intriguing. The story is about a lonely woman who finds solace through a hologram and its artificial intelligence...More
Lee Do-ah is getting married on March 24th. The Happy Married Company announced the news on March 6th, which is also when the wedding pictures were released. The wedding will take place in the Han Wedding Hall in Gangnam...More
Kim Min-joon has signed a contract with Family ENT. Originally a model, Kim Min-joon started his acting career in 2003 with a small role on "Damo". He has been a regular fixture in dramas and films since then...More
Yoon Ji-oh, who released "The 13th Statement" on March 5th regarding the aftermath of Jang Ja-yeon's death, posted an old picture on March 7th. In the grainy old picture, Yoon Ji-oh can be seen smiling with Jang Ja-yeon...More
People plant flowers in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on Thursday...More
A woman takes a photo with flowers in Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "1987: When the Day Comes" (2017)
Directed by Jang Joon-hwan
With Kim Yun-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon, Lee Hee-joon,...
The story of the public authorities and the people trying to reveal the truth about murder of student activist, Park Jong-cheol, who became the fuse for the democratization of Korea in 1987...More
"Confession - Drama" draws nearer, and we've been getting a steady supply of investigative intrigue and star power through its promotional goodies. The series has now released its main poster featuring Lee Junho and Yoo Jae-myung, along with a short description of its concept...More
Director Jang Jae-hyeon said, "She's intelligent and his digestibility is outstanding. She's a great actress regardless of age". Actor Lee Jung-jae said, "She surprised me every time" and Park Jung-min said, "She's just an acting genius". They are all talking about Lee Jae-in-II (15 years old) from "Svaha: The Sixth Finger"...More
"Her Private Life" is a romantic drama about a woman named Seong Deok-mi who is a professional and perfectionist curator who has a passion for idol singers and her boss and childhood friend Ryan. The drama already has a cast of Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Jin-joo, One, Hong Seo-young, Kim Bo-ra and more...More
Actor Lee Jong-suk begins his public service duty today.
Singer and actress IU is starring in her first movie.
Netflix revealed that it will be releasing a bunch of short-films named "Persona" which looks at IU from different perspectives of directors Yim Pil-sung, Lee Kyoung-mi, Kim Jong-kwan and Jeon Go-woon...More
"Big Issue" began with high-intensity deployment and production.
Yoo Joon-sang stood up once again thanks to family love.
"Liver or Die" increased in viewing percentage.
Nam Joo-hyuk will appear in the Netflix drama "School Nurse Ahn Eun-young". His agency, YG Entertainment confirmed the news on March 6th. They said they were optimistic about shooting and expect a release in spring of next year...More
Photos were recently released of Jeon Ji-hyun doing modeling work. She currently has a contract with the outdoorwear brand Nepa...More
Lee Dong-hwi released a black-and-white picture on Instagram of the five principle cast members of "Extreme Job" standing and smiling together on March 7. The picture is labeled as a birthday greeting to Lee Honey, whose birthday was on March 2nd...More
On March 7th, Management Soop (the word means forest in Korean) released photos of the ongoing "Her Private Life" script readings. In them, Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young can be seen showing cheerful chemistry...More
Han Hyejin and Jun Hyun-moo
Jun's agency SM C&C said in a press release on Wednesday that the two recently broke up and decided to remain good friends and colleagues...More
In the video, she's looking at the camera in a cute pink shirt...More
Staffers smile at tulips in an amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday...More
Visitors take a picture in Gurye, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday...More
The Hong sisters' next tvN drama, "Hotel Del Luna", has been courting its leads for a while, but the two are finally on board, and we have an approximate release date. IU is leading as the ghostly hotel's ill-tempered, cursed owner, and Yeo Jin-goo leads as the elite hotelier placed in charge of it...More
Sexy diva Son Dam-bi is surprising everyone with her extreme transformations.
Actor Jo Jug-suk signed a contract with Jam Entertainment.
The Justice Party representative Lee Jung-mi attended the 143rd Committee of Commerce held at the National Assembly's main office, No. 223 and said, "With the courageous statement from actress Yoon Ji-oh, another layer of truth to the late Jang Ja-yeon case has been peeled off. I show my respect to Yoon Ji-oh for her statement to resolve the deceased's unjust death...More
Song Jae-rim made a post on Instagram saying, "Strange, I thought I knew her well but I guess I didn't after 10 years. You still look like a baby, but you're aging in your own way. Time goes too fast"....More
According to figures released by the Korean Film Council, "A Resistance" achieved 35,150 admissions on March 5th for a grand total of 870,315 admissions. It is currently at the top of the box office, although this position is unlikely to be maintained with the release of Captain Marvel...More
Kim Yu-ri graduated with a degree in Film Making from Kyungsung University in Busan. After graduation, she began working on commercial and independent features and has been making several short films including How Long Has That Door Been Open? which received the Grand Prize in the Korean Shorts competition at the 2014 Jeonju International Film Festival. "Sub-zero Wind" is her first feature film...More
Hani of girl group EXID poses at a promotional event for a perfume brand in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Students look at flowers at a college in Daegu on Teusday...More
While we're still a long ways away from feasting on the second season of the zombie sageuk deliciousness called "Kingdom", the production of "Kingdom - Season 2" is kind enough to whet our appetite with a little photographic reminder of what is going on where we left off, and where we might be headed...More
The year of 2018 saw every drama that Jung Hae-in touched turn to gold. The JTBC drama "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food" was chosen the most hotly talked about drama in 2018 of the slew of dramas that aired during the year...More
Park Min-young showed off her birthday presents from global fans.
She posted pictures on her Instagram saying, "I received presents from all over the world. Thanks for the letters that were written just for me and those who carry out their actions show that you are a better person than me. I cried in appreciation. It was a tough day with filming all the way, but your gifts lifted me up. I love you and thank you"....More
So Joo-yeon appears as Lee Yoo-jin. "I Hate Going to Work" is an update to the pilot drama that was shown last year. So Joo-yeon, Lee Hwang-eui, Kim Joong-don, Kim Gook-hee return to the drama and joining them are Kim Dong-wan, Han Soo-yeon and Kim Kwan-soo...More
Park Kyung-hye is honored as a great scene-stealer.
A Chinese outlet chose actresses that represent 'the first love' image from every country...More
Han Ye-seul takes a new career turn as the hard-nosed editor of a paparazzi publication in "Big Issue". It's her first leading role since "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century", a drama where she played an actress who had an at times antagonistic relationship with the press...More
Song Il-gook is starting a new stage play today, The God of Carnage, which runs until March 24th at the Seoul Arts Center. The story concerns two sets of parents whose actions devolve into farcical chaos as they attempt to negotiate a scuffle between their children...More
Heo Joon-suk is undergoing a major role reversal. In "Extreme Job", he had a bit role as the business-oriented nerd who persuades the hapless leads to franchise their fake fried chicken restaurant for malicious purposes...More
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Jo Deul-ho (Park Shin-yang) met a hostile junior prosecutor...More
"The Light in Your Eyes" set a record for itself and JTBC.
Several actors received presidential commendations at an annual Taxpayers' Day event in Seoul on Monday...More
Shoppers try on a lipstick in a cosmetics store in Seoul on Monday...More
Women try out Samsung's Galaxy S10 at the phone's launch in Seoul on Monday...More
Volunteers plant flowers in Seoul on Monday...More
MBC's upcoming drama "The Banker" has released some fun stills of Kim Sang-joong as its heroic protagonist, a man we are collectively not worthy of, but in dire need of. This gentleman of integrity is here to make things right, and he's doing it in style...More
"I Hate Going to Work", a drama about office life, has released casting information. The drama will star Kim Dong-wan, Han Soo-yeon, So Joo-yeon, and Kim Kwan-soo as company employees. Kim Dong-wan will star as Baek-ho, a legendary employee who has long been fast-tracked for promotion...More
On March 4th professor Seo Kyoung-Duk, of Seongsin Women's University has been making the rounds lately, discussing the centennial of the March 1st Independence Movement. As per South Korea's He has also discussed Song Hye-kyo and her role in putting a proper Korean plaque near the entrance of the Yi Jun Peace Museum in the Hague...More
On the latest episode of the MBC weekend drama "Love in Sadness", Yoon Ma-ri (Park Ha-na) ran from Kang In-ho (Ryu Soo-young) by faking her death and ran into Seo Jung-won (Ji Hyun-woo) who was returning from his wife's funeral. He offered to help her. He performed plastic surgery on her and he thought about his dead wife...More
They attended the 53rd Taxpayer's Day Ceremony and were honored by the president in recognition of their hard work in paying taxes...More
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Jo Deul-ho (Park Shin-yang) ended up in a jail...More
The tvN drama "The Crowned Clown" ended in successfully with its new highest paid platform household ratings and tvN target ratings. The final episode of "The Crowned Clown" recorded 10.9% and up to 12.8% on average of paid platform households incorporating cable, IPTV and satellite...More
Ha Joon has been announced as a latecomer for "Asdal Chronicles". He will appear in the second half of the drama as an allied warrior. What form this role may take is unclear, as all that is known of the drama is that it concerns power struggles in the ancient nation state of Gojoseon, which dates back to 33 BC...More
The Yubari Fantastic Film Festival, which will run from March 7th to March 10th, will open with "Human, Space, Time and Human" by famed director Kim Ki-duk. This prominence is controversial, due to sexual misconduct allegations against the director...More
According to the Korean Film Council, "Extreme Job" had made W136 billion in box-office revenues as of Friday (US$1=W1,125). The last top-grossing film, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" generated W135.8 billion in 2014...More
Girl group Black Pink made the cover of U.S. pop magazine Billboard this week...More
Tickets for a concert later this year by BTS at Wembley Stadium in London sold out in just 90 minutes.
The venue confirmed in a tweet Friday that BTS sold out all tickets for their June 1 concert there...More
G-Dragon of boy band Big Bang has failed in a request for a re-evaluation of his fitness for mandatory military service.
A panel turned down his request last month, a military spokesman said Sunday...More
People shop for stationery in preparation for the return to school in Seoul on Sunday...More
Visitors stroll around a tulip park on Jeju Island on Sunday...More
Although LM Entertainment claimed that the certification of content was not a termination of contract and that there have been no misunderstandings between the company and the artist, Kang Daniel made an official statement which clarifies that there is indeed some conflict...More
Actress Park Bo-young joined the team on "Running Man".
She made a surprise appearance in the SBS TV show "Running Man"...More
On the final episode of the MBC drama "My Healing Love", So Yoo-jin as Im Chi-woo and Yeon Jung-hoon as Choi Jin-yoo reunited after a year. They knew they loved each other, but they had to stay away because of their families' opposition...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2019.03.01 ~ 2019.03.03
Soo-il decided to donate his liver to Jang Go-rae (Park Sung-hoon) who was going to die from liver cirrhosis. Na Hong-sol (Lee Hye-sook) and her family refused, but there was no one else to save Go-rae. Hong-sil ended up kneeling before Soo-il for help...More
"My Healing Love" ended with 14.3%.
Hyundai on Wednesday presented a blueprint for its future and pledged to invest W45.3 trillion, most of it in research and development (US$1=W1,119).
Until 2016, Hyundai allocated just 55 percent of its total spending to R&D and the rest to building factories and other facilities, but now that proportion is to rise to 77 percent...More
How much sweet and fizzy beverages like cola, fruit juice and sports drinks should you allow your children, and what are the effects of drinking them to excess...More
The number of deaths hit a record 298,900 last year and is expected to surpass the 300,000 mark for the first time this year.
Figures had been between 200,000 and 300,000 since 1970. As a result, Korea's population is expected to begin a natural decline in 2021, eight years earlier than Statistics Korea had projected before...More
Thirty-nine descendants of independence fighters against Japanese colonial rule were granted Korean citizenship on Wednesday...More
Korea's total fertility rate dropped to 0.98 last year, or less than one child likely to be born to Korean women over their lifetime.
Korea is the only country in the OECD whose fertility rate has dipped below 1. The rate dwindled even though the government spent more than W58 trillion to encourage childbirth over the past two years (US$1=W1,119)...More
Some 37.7 percent of female athletes have suffered sexual harassment from their coaches and others, a survey of professional basketball, baseball, football, golf and volleyball players by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism suggests...More
The global ranking of top universities in Korea is dropping because of fewer research exchanges with foreign talents and a lack of investment in research.
In the annual World University Rankings by Subject for this year released by Quacquarelli Symonds of the U.K. on Tuesday, only seven Korean universities made it into the world's top 20, compared to 15 last year...More
Fine dust pollution, rather than freezing cold temperatures, has driven sales at convenience stores this winter as surgical masks and other hygiene products have been in high demand...More
Almost four out of 10 Korean women are working for low wages. Although the figure is slowly improving, it is still the worst in the OECD...More
Koreans bought nearly US$3 billion worth of products on international e-commerce websites for the first time last year.
According to the Korea Customs Service on Monday, Koreans bought products online worth about $2.76 billion in 32.25 million transactions last year, up 37 percent from a year ago...More
Boy groups enjoy higher CD sales than girl groups in Korea, while girls do much better on streaming services.
The pattern reflects differences in fangirl and fanboy cultures, industry insiders say...More
LG unveiled its latest V50 ThinQ smartphone in Barcelona on Sunday, a day before the opening of the Mobile World Congress there.
While the launch was far less spectacular than Samsung's foldable-screen phone, LG hopes the dual-screen phone can grab a slice of the 5G market before foldable handsets become mainstream...More
Nine out of every 10 Koreans in their 60s accessed the Internet on their computers or smartphones last year, according to a report by the Ministry of Science and ICT on Sunday...More
Korean electronics giants Samsung and LG continue to lead the global TV market, mostly thanks to their high-end TVs.
According to a recent report by market researcher IHS Markit, Samsung grabbed a 29 percent share of the global TV market last year, up 2.5 percentage points from the previous year, to secure the top spot for the 13th consecutive year...More
The new season is upon us, and while we wait for some romantic works to brew, I take a look at something more grounded in the often cruel reality. Today I share the first material out for "Beautiful World", and plenty more goodies from upcoming dramas, including some delicious casting news and possibilities...More
In the cute animated opener for "Trade Your Love" we learn, among other things, that leading man Seong-seok (played by Kim Dong-wook) has a girlfriend. Hye-jin (played by Lee Chae-eun) is divorced, and thus unacceptable to Seong-seok's genteel family. This fact, coupled with how Seong-seok and leading lady Hae-joo (played by Ko Sung-hee) don't have much screentime together, quickly emphasizes how the contract marriage really is fake. Save for inertia, there's no real reason for Seong-seok and Hye-jin to actually go through with it...More
We are introduced to Mr. Jo (played by Ryu Seung-soo) as he is driving and talking on the phone. From the beginning Mr. Jo is not a super likable character. This does not change when he arrives at South Korea's northeastern coast, and starts bitterly criticizing the promotional tactics at a local empty fish restaurant. By the time Mr. Jo arrives at his fancy hotel and meets the oddly familiar Min-ah (played by Esom) we still don't really know what the movie's about...More
One of the most visually stunning films in Bae Chang-ho's filmography, "My Heart" was the product of his and his wife's (Kim Yu-mi, who is also the protagonist) combined writing effort, which resulted in a great story about the life of a woman from the 1920s until the 1960s...More
Added the upcoming Korean animated movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
Singer Jeon So-mi is getting ready to go solo with an album out in May.
Her agency said that Jeon has finished recording the album and is working on music videos. The album will be released on May 1...More
Girl group Oh My Girl perform at a concert celebrating March 1 Independence Movement Day in Yeouido, Seoul on Friday...More
People attend a ceremony celebrating the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Friday...More
TvN's upcoming "Search: WWW", a drama about modern women choosing to focus on work over becoming wives or mothers, has landed four impressive names for its cast. Following Im Soo-jung's confirmation, Jang Ki-yong, Lee Da-hee and Jeon Hye-jin-II join the party...More
Camping cars are on display at an expo at COEX in Seoul on Thursday...More
People attend an event marking the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "Squad 38" (2016)
Directed by Han Dong-hwa
Written by Han Jeong-hoon
Network : OCN
With Ma Dong-seok, Seo In-guk, Choi Soo-young, Song Ok-sook, Heo Jae-ho, Ko Kyu-pil,...
16 episodes - Fri, Sat 23:00
Also known as "38 Revenue Collection Unit"
This comedy crime show is a drama depicting the process how a chief officer of revenue collection unit with Seoul City and a fraudster work together to collect all of the unpaid taxes from high income taxpayers...More
This week is really out to destroy me with its casting news, and Han Suk-kyu's possible upcoming return to Dramaland after "Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim" is no exception to this sweet torture. The actor has been offered a role in OCN's "WATCHER", which would mark his first foray into cable dramas...More
A Song Joong-ki photo zone was set up then taken down at a shopping mall. The advertisement company had requested it be taken down for 'copyright and portrait rights'. The shopping mall decided not to pay up production aid funds and this led to a legal suit...More
Actor Lee Joon-gi showed his support for professional fighter, 'Bulldozer' Kim So-yool. He made a video announcing her fight at the ONE Warrior Series in Singapore on the 28th through his Youtube channel. He showed his support for her and wished her all the best in victory...More
Even with three new wide releases going into Korean Independence Movement Day weekend, "Svaha: The Sixth Finger" maintains its position on top of the South Korean box office. The Korean Film Council released figures showing that "Svaha: The Sixth Finger" had 167,802 admissions on February 28th, for a cumulative total of 1,570,571 admissions since its release on February 20th...More
To commemorate the end of filming for "Romance is a Bonus Book", Lee Jong-suk released a black-and-white thank you note for Lee Na-young on Instagram. In it he expresses appreciation for all the work they've done together and for her outstanding abilities as an actress...More
"Liver or Die" is climbing higher than ever before.
On February 26th model and actress Jang Jin-hee uploaded pictures of herself and her "Extreme Job" co-actor and Jeet Kune Do practitioner Ha Chul training. In the photos, they can be seen at a studio...More
Seungri of boy band Big Bang speaks to reporters as he arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Wendesday.
Seungri of boy band Big Bang was questioned by police on Wednesday night on suspicion that he supplied sometimes drugged women and prostitutes to potential investors and rich customers at his club...More
Faculty members wash students' feet during an entrance ceremony at a university in Busan on Wednesday...More
Visitors look at various kinds of Korea's national flag showing its past and present displayed at Seodaemun Prison in Seoul on Wednesday...More
People walk along a path lined with flowers in a park in Daegu on Wednesday...More
The Dramagods... They listen... Or at least I hope that they do, because I need Lee Sun-kyun and Jung Ryeo-won to grace us with their presence in jTBC's upcoming legal slice-of-life drama, "Prosecutor Civil War". The story sounds very "Miss Hammurabi"-ish, and that frankly sounds lovely...More
Big Bang's Seungri appeared at the Jongno Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on the 27th under allegations of drug use and business interactions involving sexual relations. YG Entertainment stated, "Seungri will be fully cooperating with the investigations and will agree to all drug tests...More
Lee Pil-mo's bride Seo Soo-yeon has good connections.
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Liver or Die", Kan Boon-sil (Shin Dong-mi), Jin-sang (Oh Ji-ho) and Hwa-sang (Lee Si-young) argued over Poong-sang's (Yoo Joon-sang) liver transplant. However, Poong-sang looked resigned and told them not to fight over him...More
that serve as the backdrop which adds realism to the production.
Original Korean musical "Shinheung Military Academy" began a new round of performances on February 27.
Sponsored by the Republic of Korea Army and co-produced by Shownote and the Cultural Foundation of the National Museum of Korea, the production is part of the celebration of this year's 100th anniversary of the March 1st independent movement and the establishment of the provisional government of Korea...More
Actress Uhm Ji-won's beauty makes up for the preemption.
Lee Honey appears in a photoshoot in the March 2019 issue of Nylon. The concept for the photoshoot is Marilyn Monroe. This refers to the way she is posing rather than the style of her clothes, which are obviously modern...More
A-Man Project, the agency representing Lee Jong-suk, put out an announcement on February 26th. In it, they confirmed that Lee Jong-suk would begin his mandatory two year military service on March 8th...More
A new ensemble poster has been released to commemorate the theatrical release of "Trade Your Love" today on February 27th. In it, we can see the full cast as an ensemble. This is in contrast to previous promotional images which only emphasized the two lead characters...More
On February 28th Choi Jin-hyuk will appear on the first corner of "We Will Channel You!", a talk show where the concept is built around a health club. He will discuss his work, and health with the hosts...More
"Liver or Die" was the only drama that went on air during the Nouth Korean and American Summit.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, the KBS 2TV drama rated 14.2% and 17.5%...More
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"Default", Based on the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis Releases on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play on February 27, 2019
South Korean drama, "Default", takes a look back at a difficult time for South Korea – the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. It is directed by Choi Gook-he, who was awarded the Best Debut award at the Fantasia International Film Festival for his feature debut in 2016, "Split". Choi presents us with an enthralling storyline and a sense of emotional connection to a time when the country was on the verge of bankruptcy. The film releases on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play on February 27...More
JTBC's new Friday/Saturday drama, "The Nature of a Melo", confirmed on February 25th that Chun Woo-hee would play the leading role. The ensemble piece, which will be directed by Lee Byeong-heon-I of "Extreme Job" fame, will also feature Jeon Yeo-bin and Han Ji-eun will also play central roles...More
Seungri of boy band Big Bang is being investigated after allegations that he supplied prostitutes for foreign investors, police said Tuesday.
An entertainment news website published what it claimed were text messages exchanged by Seungri and an executive at his company, Yuri Holdings, identified as Yu, urging another staffer to take good care of an investor from Taiwan...More
G-Dragon, the leader of K-pop boy band Big Bang who is currently fulfilling his mandatory military service, failed to receive a customary promotion to the rank of corporal, it was revealed on Tuesday...More
Women clean earthenware jars at a farm in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday...More
TvN's "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" is on a casting roll, and after finding his trusty political companion in Heo Joon-ho, Ji Jin-hee's Park Moo-jin finds his political rival in Lee Joon-hyuk. The actor has officially confirmed his participation in the drama, and he will be a charismatic rival giving the people exactly what they want, sounding too good to be true...More
Actor Choi Jin-hyuk declared war with a keyboard warrior.
The cast of drama "The Item" was on the MBC TV show "Section TV" on the 25th.
A preview of the 38th episode of "Left-handed Wife" was revealed.
JTBC drama "My Country" is a historical drama based at the end of the Goryeo times when people from the Goryeo and the Joseon pointed swords at each other for power. The drama is directed by the trustworthy Kim Jin-won-I and written by Chae Seung-dae...More
On February 25th the new Good Data rankings were released for the third week of February. Marking which dramas are trending the strongest, the rankings show "The Last Empress" in the #1 spot for the third straight week for topicality. As individual performers, Jang Nara ranks #1 and Shin Sung-rok ranks #3...More
A newly released photo of actress Song Hye-ko has been getting around. In it, she is seen wearing a pretty white outfit and holding a microphone...More
"Investigation Partners Season 2" is done organizing.
According to several sources, former model Kang Seung-hyun is the latest addition to the new MBC miniseries "Investigation Partners Season 2". Unfortunately, Lee Yi-kyung and Stephanie Lee have decided not to join. Currently, Lee Yi-kyung is has just completed filming JTBC drama "Laughter in Waikiki 2" and Stephanie Lee with "The Last Empress"...More
On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", Lee Ja-kyeong (Go Hyun-jung) shared a list of who needed to be gotten rid of at Daesan Welfares with Han Min (