We finally get the big revelation about Lee Ji-ah's character in the second teaser released for upcoming horror drama "The Ghost Detective", and the lady is not playing around with her words. Leave your wishes for romance at the door, because it looks like our detective dearest has other things in mind...More
When Ryu Deok-hwan took on "Miss Hammurabi" upon returning from his military service, I was ready to bid my dreams of more "God's Quiz" farewell, but Dramaland is kind to me this time. The actor has been confirmed for a return to "God's Quiz: Reboot" (working title), and it's officially time to feel the hype, and panic...More
Singer Hyuna attends a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Thursday...More
Children pick grapes at the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science in Wanju, North Jeolla Province on Thursday...More
Skies are clear above Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "The Girl Who Sees Smells" (2015)
Directed by Baek Soo-chan, Oh Choong-hwan
Written by Lee Hee-myeong
Network : SBS
With Park Yoo-chun, Shin Se-kyung, Namgoong Min, Yoon Jin-seo, Jung In-gi, Park Jin-joo,...
16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00
Also known as "The Girl Who Can See Smell" and "Sensory Couple"
Based on a web-toon of the same title, depicting a story about a man who cannot feel any senses after losing his younger sister through the "Barcode murder case" three years ago, and a girl who has a supersense and survived the same incident, but lost all of her memories before the event...More
If you don't have enough Yoo Jae-myung in your "Life" these days (yes, I just did that), then get ready for some more of him in jTBC's upcoming two-part project "Ping Pong Ball", where he reunites with Ji Soo in a world-weary bromance of kindred souls. The series has made its peek-a-boo with script reading stills...More
Who needs healthy and functional relationships when you can hate each other's guts? Everyone, but that's not the answer this bickering romantic trope is looking for. Upcoming romantic comedy drama "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" has landed Choi Tae-joon and Choi Soo-young as said bickering couple-to-be...More
Kim Ah-joong is alive and well according to her company. On the 14th, it was rumored in tabloids (or jirasi) that she was found dead'. Related news continued to appear until the 15th. Recently, information about the entertainment industry including false facts and rumors has been resurrected and added to raising awareness regarding false news...More
Based on a novel, "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" is a romantic comedy about a top star named Hoo Joon (Choi Tae-joon) who re-writes K-Pop history and his anti-fan reporter Lee Geun-yeong (Choi Soo-young)...More
"Your Honor" is in the lead despite a continuous drop in ratings.
Participants pose with their work at the annual Bucheon International Comics Festival on Wednesday...More
Girls ring the bell for Liberation Day in Wonju, Gangwon Province on Wednesday...More
People wave the national flag to mark Liberation Day at Seodaemun Prison in Seoul on Wednesday...More
We're drowning in priests lately, and OCN's upcoming addition after "Hand: The Guest" is "Priest", touted as Korea's first medical exorcism drama. The series has been courting Yeon Woo-jin as the titular priest, and actress Jung Yoo-mi might join up, fresh from her "Investigation Partners" run...More
The confusing reports surrounding upcoming special project "Different Dream" have finally cleared up, and the series finally has its main cast, which will not include Lee Young-ae after all. The drama has offered its leading roles to Lee Yo-won and Yoo Ji-tae, and both actors have confirmed their participation...More
Jin-woo is finally pushed to some necessary limits, as his brother's involvement drags him to the spotlight of this battle. At the same time, a worrying twist has surfaced regarding Seon-woo, and I am hoping that the creators will not do what I fear. Seung-hyo is starting to see the value of this hospital's work among the organizational filth and personal ambitions of its top brass, but will his master allow him to achieve something for all...More
1.9 billion won film "Illang : The Wolf Brigade" came out with an IPTV (on demand viewing capabilities), 3 weeks after its release. It hasn't even drawn 1 million views yet.
Lee Yoo-bi set off for the SBS TV show "Rules of the Jungle" in the Indian Ocean via Incheon International Airport.
"Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" hit 10 million viewers in just 14 days since its release.
"Strange Daughter-In-Law" and "Time - Drama" won't be airing as scheduled tonight.
MBC will be broadcasting the "MBC News Desk" earlier at 7:55PM and broadcast the Group E Korea VS Bahrain Asian Game on the 15th...More
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Visitors cool off at a fountain in Dadaepo, Busan on Tuesday...More
Children attend a Liberation Day event at Seodaemun Prison in Seoul on Tuesday...More
People chat at the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Tuesday...More
"Devilish Happiness" brings news and images of its devilishly diverse cast. The upcoming romantic drama about a man who loses his memory on a daily basis and a has-been actress is certainly gathering some main and supporting darlings that tempt even me to give it a go...More
"The Hand is here" and Kim Jae-wook, Kim Dong-wook and Jung Eun-chae are ready to greet it in the latest two-version teaser for upcoming exorcism-shamanism drama "Hand: The Guest". What is this infamous Hand coming from "deep within the East Sea", and can you fight it with hard praying or a gun...More
The time has come for Seon-woo to enter the fight for Sangkook University Hospital, and the plans hidden behind his involvement strengthen the front forming against the hierarchy's worst. No-eul gets a little wake up call about Seung-hyo's methods, which nonetheless seem to have some genuine concern behind them, at least on a personal level. Our president dearest is slowly waking up to the realities of healthcare that need his consideration...More
She's making a special appearance in the drama, which is based in a neighborhood called Daerim-dong in Seoul. It's a black comedy drama about a ruined celebrity named Shin Dong-yup, a pitiful loan shark named Jung Sang-hoon and Korean immigrant Im Chung-ah (Choi Hee-seo) and it is produced by the crew from "Prison Playbook" and "SNL Korea"...More
Ji Chang-wook attended the press release event for the musical in which he is appearing, "Sinheung Military School".
The musical is based in a school that led the anti-Japanese movement and the challenging lives of people at the time...More
The episode on the 13th dealt with school bullying, which an issue in the realistic society today...More
Eateries resurface with their delicious treats.
On the episode of "Let's Eat - Season 3" on the 14th, Goo Dae-young (Yoon Doo-joon) and his friends Bae Byeong-sam (Kim Dong-young), Kim Jin-suk (Byung Hun) and Lee Sung-joo (Seo Byuk-joon) went eating...More
"Thirty But Seventeen" broke its own record.
Aquarists hold taegeukgi, or national flag, in an aquarium in Yeouido, Seoul on Monday, ahead of Liberation Day...More
Actor Song Young-kyu is back to us very swiftly, having been added to the cast of upcoming mystery drama "Miss Ma: The Goddess of Revenge" as the husband of Kim Yoon-jin's heroine. I can already see the 'Suspect' sign on him going by his character description alone...More
Jung In-sun's Go Ae-rin is playing with fire in the first stills for upcoming romance drama "Terius Behind Me", said fire being dangerous firearms. The down on her luck mother of two is about to get an unlikely buddy, and judging by these stills, the man comes prepared and probably jumpy at all times...More
Kim Seo-hyung was striking at the Cannes International Film Festival.
The "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" team is going to Phuket for a vacation as a reward for filming.
The most anticipated summer drama "Revenge Note 2" is coming back with plans to beat the 10 million views from last year.
The KBS 2TV drama "Lovely Horribly", is a black romance about a top star named Yoo Phillip (Park Si-hoo) and a woman named Oh Eul-soon (Song Ji-hyo) who share the same fate and the people around them, Lee Sung-joong (Lee Ki-gwang), Sin Yoon-ah (Ham Eun-jung) and Ki Eun-young (Choi Yeo-jin)...More
The latest poster for the Korean movie "Soldier's Mementos" has a touching caption that reads "I will return for sure...I promise" as a soldier gazes up at a girl. It's an intense phrase for such a beautiful setting...More
Park Min-young (third from left) takes a selfie with visitors at the launch of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 phone in Singapore on Friday. /Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
Samsung has launched a global marketing blitz after unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone in New York on Aug. 9.
The Korean electronics giant also launched the phone in Singapore's Botanical Gardens on Aug. 10, since the Note series is popular in the city state...More
Ryu Su-jeong (left) and Seo Ji-soo of girl group Lovelyz enter the field for the ceremonial pitch at a baseball game between Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants in Seoul on Sunday...More
Visitors crowd a snow sculpture show in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Saturday...More
The new KBS 2TV weekend drama "Only on My Side" has a casted the cream of the crop
Park Sang-won, a soft charismatic actor, Cha Hwa-yun from "Secret Mother", Im Ye-jin who never seems to get old, and Jin Kyung who moves fluidly betwee drama and film, have joined "Only on My Side"...More
Kim Sung-cheol was first known in musicals and debuted on the small screen with producer Sin Won-ho's "Prison Playbook". Every drama Sin Won-ho makes such as "Answer Me 1997" and "Answer Me 1988" becomes the topic of conversation with high viewer rating and the discovery of new talent. To be in one of his dramas alone is a great honor to rookies. Kim Sung-cheol beat out the competition and climbed aboard the Sin Won-ho ship...More
On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Wealthy Son", Kim Kyeong-ha (Hong Soo-hyun) invited Choi Yong (Lee Chang-yup) and Park Seo-hee to the camping site. Kim Kyeong-ha told Park Seo-hee that she couldn't give up Choi Yong...More
On the latest episode of the OCN drama "Voice 2", Kang Kwon-joo (Lee Ha-na) brought Do Kang-woo (Lee Jin-wook) onto the 112 emergency golden time team and with the help of her teammates, she was able to come closer to finding the killer...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2018.08.10 ~ 2018.08.12
He asked her to a restaurant and when he said 'hello' she spoke back to him formally...More
"Shall We Live Together" set a record again.
A number of animation festivals are taking place in August, to the delight of fans of animation and comics.
The 21st Bucheon International Comics Festival will run from Aug. 15-19 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province. An exhibition of comics will be held with a comic-related fashion show on the festival's opening day...More
People cool themselves at a waterside park in Busan on July 23.
The intense heat wave that has gripped Korea this summer is expected to last at least another 10 days.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday that daytime highs of more than 33 degrees Celsius are expected to continue until Aug. 18...More
An artificial beach will be set up in Seoul Plaza this Friday and Saturday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government came up with the idea to bring some respite for Seoul residents who are exhausted by this summer's endless scorching heat...More
Korea's big four water parks are fizzing with chlorine, falling way short of international standards...More
Customs staff check a traveler's baggage at Incheon International Airport. /Courtesy of the Korea Customs Service
A crackdown on luxury-goods smuggling by the Korean Air owner family has sufficiently spooked others to prompt them to declare their overseas purchases voluntarily...More
Korean-American forensic anthropologist Jennie Jin is the woman in charge of identifying the remains of U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War and were recently handed over by North Korea...More
Sokcho Beach in Gangwon Province is empty on Wednesday.
Holidaymakers are shunning the beaches of the east coast because they are simply too hot this record summer. Parking lots are half empty and restaurants have no customers as the sun beats down relentlessly.
"Business is the worst it's been in the 12 years I've been open", says Kim Chun-seop (64), who runs a sushi restaurant near Sokcho Beach. "Most days I have no customers at all"...More
People born in 1971 account for the largest proportion of Korea's population.
According to data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Tuesday, Korea's had a population of 51.78 million last year, up 0.2 percent from a year earlier. But the average number of people per household dropped from 2.43 to 2.39...More
Korea's top institution of higher learning, Seoul National University, is struggling to attract enough foreign students as it strives to boost its international kudos.
SNU teaches far fewer classes in English than some private universities in Korea and lacks support for international scholars. Students are divided between those who support more classes being taught in English and those who are against accepting foreigners who cannot speak Korean...More
Former rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae will make her debut as a commentator during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia next week...More
Officials from the two Koreas shake hands in the truce village of Panmunjom on Saturday. /Yonhap
South Korea handed a final list of 93 people and North Korea a list of 88 for family reunions at Mt. Kumgang on Aug. 20-26.
Liaison officials solemnly swapped the lists in the truce village of Panmunjom last Saturday...More
Mobile shopping is now the most popular form of online shopping...More
A dog runs on the treadmill at an animal gym in Seoul on July 30.
Korean pets are increasingly overweight as they are often kept in apartments and do not get enough exercise, which has led to a fad for pet diet programs...More
The casting season has hit us hard, and many known, but also newly announced upcoming projects have made their big news entrance. Today I give you but a smidgen of the names and dramas we can expect, while shows almost upon us have their promotional efforts in full swing...More
Woozoo (played by Kang Doo) is a company worker. I wasn't totally clear on what Woozoo's company actually does, but apparently they do a lot of business in Osaka, since that's where Woozoo hangs out for pretty much the whole movie. Almost all of the dialogue is in Japanese. Incidentally, Woozoo is a really weird way to transliterate that name. Usually it's just written in English as Woo-joo. That name has the same common meaning as universe, although the Chinese characters probably mean something more poetic than that...More
In the outskirts of Daegu, roughly equidistant from Seongju, Gimcheon, and Gumi, "Soseongri" is a rural farming district that's not too different from most others in South Korea. The population consists almost entirely of old people. Director Park Bae-il asks the old women there about their life stories, and they tell it, in between long shots of their everyday life of wandering around from place to place...More
Kim Ki-young is considered one of the greatest Korean directors, particularly due to the 1960 film, "The Housemaid - 1960", which is considered by many the greatest achievement of Korean cinema. In "Woman of Fire", the second part of his "Housemaid Trilogy", Kim revisits the theme of the first film, adding a number of elements and a contemporary visual style, in an effort that earned him a Best Director Award from Blue Dragon...More
Added the upcoming Korean animated movie "Boing The Play Ranger: Super Secret Transformation"'s page to HanCinema database...More
Actress Song Ji-hyo will appear in a new TV series that will help fans take their minds off the sweltering heat.
Customers tries out Samsung's new phone in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Friday...More
Japanese students dressed in hanbok or traditional Korean dress pose at a cultural program in Daegu on Friday...More
People cool themselves in a tent at Seoul Plaza in the capital on Friday...More
I've been waiting for this teaser, and I'm not disappointed. "The Ghost Detective" goes for atmosphere, dark crimes and perhaps a glimpse at even darker punishments, as Choi Daniel uncovers a lot of natural and supernatural nastiness under the surface. The drama has also been releasing stills of its major characters...More
Upcoming OCN drama "The Player" whips out the Konglish to let us all know that it's all about the 'Money, Steal, Action' in its first teaser. The video is not very descriptive, but it looks like an action-packed series along the lines of "38 Revenue Collection Unit", which makes me wonder how true its boasting about a fresh genre will be...More
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean animated movie "Boing The Play Ranger: Super Secret Transformation"...More
The series' success came as a surprise at a time when mainstream TV is dominated by legal and crime dramas...More
Aspiring flight attendants take part in a work experience program at a university in Daejeon on Thursday...More
Children catch cicadas in a park in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "The Liar" (2013)
Directed by Kim Dong-myung
With Kim Kkobbi, Jeon Shin-hwan-I, Lee Seon-hee-I, Han Jae-ha, Song Yoo-dam, Shin Yun-sook,...
Aren't you doing it?
Is it only me?
Am I the only one who wants to be happy?
Ah-yeong has the Ripley's.
She dresses up nicely and goes to look at fancy apartments, she goes shopping around shopping malls as if she's going to buy expensive items and even shows off to her co-workers that she's got a rich boyfriend whom she's going to marry soon...More
This project didn't properly register on my radar for quite a while, and news on it has been sketchy, at best. While the thought of Lee Young-ae and Yoo Ji-tae in a spy-themed sageuk does sound rather exciting, I do have major reservations about the creators. Personal worries aside, the latest news on "Different Dream" provides more information of the premise and the main characters...More
Upcoming romantic drama "Devilish Happiness" has released a teaser poster featuring Choi Jin-hyuk and Song Ha-yoon, along with some more character and production information. The series has also confirmed a simultaneous broadcast on MBN and Dramax, which should reportedly cover a bigger slice of the audience...More
JYP Entertainment CEO Park Jin-young revealed pictures of the organic JYP food court.
He posted pictures on Instagram saying, "#organicbrothers #JYJbob #organicrestaurant #jacksonwang"....More
The drama is about a top star named Yoo Baek who is exiled to a faraway island after causing a great deal of trouble. The drama revolves around the top star who used to be an early adapter and a man of the 'fast life'. He eventually falls in love with a woman named Kang-soon who is not even the least bit sophisticated...More
Seo Hyo-rim recalled her first bed scene on "Happy Together 3".
On the latest episode of the MBN drama "Witch's Love", Ma Seong-tae (Hyun Woo) listened to his mother (Lee Kan-hee) talk about her worries while he searched for answers to his childhood mystery...More
Soo-ho eventually moved next door to Ji-hyeon. Ji-hyeon said, "You moved next to me because you're worried about me. I'm going to live happily. No one deserves to be unhappy...More
"Your Honor" came in first.
A shopping district in Myeongdong in Seoul is crowded with visitors on Wednesday...More
Girls take a selfie with Korea's national flower mugunghwa, or rose of Sharon in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Wednesday...More
Upcoming ambitious project "Prometheus" has added another solid name to its cast of Ha Ji-won and Jin Goo, as actor Park Ki-woong has signed on to play somewhat of an enemy, or perhaps eventual frienemy to Jin Goo's character...More
'HanCinema Writer Loses Composure Over Exciting Project' would have been my second title for this piece, as the news that writer Jeong I-do-I of "Save Me" has a new supernatural series coming out could only be topped by some promising casting plans that include someone like Joo Ji-hoon...More
A surprising decision by Seung-hyo turns the tables and brings the planned strike to a halt, leaving everyone in "Life" wondering where to go from here, right before they find another obstacle in their way. What has begun as looking like an outrage-du-jour plot waiting for us gets a welcome injection of intrigue, as Seon-woo seems to have a lot more weighing on his shoulders than he lets on, opening a whole new can of works for the drama's mysteries...More
"Only on My Side" is about a woman whose life becomes complicated after meeting her father for the first time 28 years. He has had to hide himself, but is finally able to emerge. She is the only one on his side...More
On the latest episodes of the KBS 2TV drama "Your House Helper", we had a peek into the lives of house helper Kim Ji-woon (Ha Seok-jin), Im Da-yeong (Bona), Kwon Jin-gook (Lee Ji-hoon-I), Yoon Sang-ah (Go Won-hee) and Han So-mi (Seo Eun-ah)...More
"Your Honor" is currently in first place, but the battle for second place boils hotly.
Rock singer Kim Kyung-ho divorced his Japanese wife in June due to cultural and personal differences, Kim's agency said on Tuesday...More
Members of girl group TWICE pose at a promotional event for a cosmetics brand in Seoul on Tuesday. From left, Jeongyeon, Nayeon, and Dahyun...More
Korean athletes attend a ceremony marking their participation in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia at the Olympic Park in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Children cool themselves with a huge ice cube in Daejeon on Tuesday...More
As the hospital prepares for a strike to end what they see as upper management tyranny, Seung-hyo gets a taste of the differences between spotting problems, and understanding them. With the press and the public becoming aware of the ongoing situation, Jin-woo has an important meeting with a more impartial force that puts some things into perspective for him as well. Communication is what the characters of "Life" are in most dire need of...More
Upcoming medical drama "Cardiothoracic Surgery" has its leads and some supporting additions, as Go Soo, Uhm Ki-joon, Seo Ji-hye and Kim Ye-won have confirmed their appearance. The series tells the story of a desperate surgeon caught in a dilemma described as 'two lives, only one heart', which definitely sounds like a difficult choice to face...More
It's been 84 years! I've been waiting for confirmation on this cast for a while now, and we finally have it. Kim Hee-sun, Kim Hae-sook and Kim Young-kwang are now on board upcoming body-swap drama "Room No.9". It is the story of a lawyer and a death row inmate whose fate is switched, and of a man who holds the key to that fate...More
Lee Jong-hyun from CNBlue shaved his head.
He posted a picture on Instagram and said, "I'll be back!"...More
"Drama Special - My Embarrassing Days" is a romantic comedy about a math teacher named Do Do-hye who becomes test organizer for a dormitory and meeting the two men who formed her most embarrassing days...More
"Are You Human Too" ended successfully.
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"The Accidental Detective 2: In Action" South Korean Action Comedy Releases on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play on August 7, 2018
Actors Kwon Sang-woo, Sung Dong-il, and Lee Kwang-soo Together for More Crime-Solving Adventures...More
Boy band EXO are the new face of a global Korean tourism campaign. The Korea Tourism Organization on Monday unveiled a teaser for a series of advertising starring EXO, who were named promotional ambassadors for the KTO in June...More
Youngsters enjoy riding a water sled in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday...More
A couple walk under a gourd tunnel at Haneul Park in Seoul on Monday...More
I don't know about you, but after this teaser I'm extremely ready to do some cardio while noping hard out of whatever is going on in "Hand: The Guest". The video teases terrifying forces from the deep, yet I still don't know whether those are supernatural or not...More
"The Ghost Detective" has seen better days and cleaner clothing, as Choi Daniel takes a proper dip in the mud for the upcoming supernatural mystery drama. The actor has been filming for what is reportedly a very important scene, and we get to enjoy the fruit of his hard labor...More
Episode four of "Life" keeps pushing the envelope on how far Seung-hyo will go to have control, despite his obvious reservations. From stealing land built on blood and tears to using a human shield in order to control a rogue element within the hospital, the man is determined. As morally reprehensible as he is, he is up against equally sordid foes, which brings us to the theme of the day; cowardice in the face of responsibility...More
"Thirty But Seventeen" mourned Kim Gyu-hyun, a staff member who passed way.
The drama put up a mourning message at the end of the drama on the 6th...More
Go Hyun-jung has been sued by the advertisers.
According to various sources, Chamdahan Hongsam sued the actress for losses. She has been its model since last year, but when she got into a mess with the producer of the drama "Return" early this year, Chamdahan feared that her image was sullied and decided to terminate their contract with her. The amount of compensation can't be revealed, but if it's as much as she received as the model, the lawsuit itself is worth millions...More
Upcoming military musical "Shinheung Military Academy" will hold its production briefing on August 14 at 2PM (KST). It will take place at the Taeguk Hall of the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul...More
On the latest episode of the tvN drama "Let's Eat - Season 3", university student Goo Dae-young (Yoon Doo-joon) and his friends decided to buy a video game with the money they bet with against their test results. His friends were aware that Goo Dae-young came in first last time and they didn't save him a seat at the library...More
Along with a freshly updated cast "The Spy Gone North", has released two videos, and interview with star Hwang Jung-min, and a video review of the film's presence at the famous Cannes Film Festival in France...More
Girl group Red Velvet pose at a press event in Seoul on Sunday before their concert...More
Haeundae Beach is packed with vacationers in Busan on Sunday...More
Children have fun in a fountain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Sunday...More
What I thought was an expert at playing it safe is just a rebel without a plan, as Jin-woo lacks the necessary strategic thinking to handle the Pandora's box that he has single-handedly opened. More importantly, he lacks the conviction to do so. Once again, Seung-hyo does what he knows best, and brings Jin-woo face to face with these lackluster efforts. Seung-hyo is clearly winning, and Jin-woo needs to catch up...More
The fight for Sangkook University Hospital has begun, and the arrival of someone probably already being burned in effigy by the staff brings a lot of nastiness to the surface. While Jin-woo struggles to find information and allies for his plans, the aforementioned Seung-hyo is already reworking the hospital from the ground up, eager to cut away the parts that do not suit his needs and the greater ambitions hidden behind them...More
Hallyu star Jang Geun-suk is currently doing his National Service as a civil worker, but he's giving warning to those fans who come to see him. He's usually very close and friendly with his fans so this is unusual...More
According to sources, meetings are being held to iron out details...More
Nam Tae-il had passed out unconscious while driving. Park Seo-hee (Yang Hye-ji) asked Kim Young-ha (Kim Joo-hyun) to stay with him until he woke. She added, "Apparently it wasn't a difficult surgery, but the nurse said she didn't know why he wasn't waking up. It could be that he just doesn't want to come back to reality because life is just so tough. Can't you help him?" Kim Young-ha couldn't reply...More
On the latest episode of the OCN drama "Life on Mars", Han Tae-joo (Jung Kyung-ho) started questioning the identity of Ahn Min-sik (Choi Jin-ho) while he was looking into the mob attack that led to Kang Dong-cheol's (Park Sung-woong) death...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2018.08.03 ~ 2018.08.05
"Shall We Live Together" is in the lead again.
A researcher takes a sperm sample from a freezer at a hospital in Seoul.
More young Koreans are putting off marriage but freezing sperm or eggs in case they change their minds later in life. The trend is spreading from women in their 30s to both men and women in their 20s...More
Psy's "Gangnam Style" ranks 12th on Billboard's 100 greatest music videos of the 21st century...More
Reported sex crimes are on the rise even as crime overall is falling, largely because more victims feel emboldened to go to the police...More
Yemenis wait to file asylum applications in Jeju, in this undated picture. /Newsis
The government on Wednesday promised to toughen screening of asylum seekers amid a surge of xenophobia over the arrival of hundreds of Yemenis on Jeju Island.
Record numbers of citizens signed a petition on the Cheong Wa Dae website urging the government to toughen screening of foreigners...More
The annual Jecheon International Music Film Festival will be held in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province next week...More
Temperatures in Korea soared to an all-time record on Wednesday, with the mercury reaching 41 degrees Celsius in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, the highest in the 111 years since weather observation began...More
Changdeok Palace is the most popular royal palace in Seoul, according to a straw poll released on Tuesday...More
The International Fleet Review will be held at a naval base in Jeju on Oct. 10-14 despite protests from locals who did not want the noise and commotion in their backyard...More
Most mass-produced bread sold at bakeries and supermarkets contains excessive amounts of sugar, the Korea Consumer Agency said Tuesday, confirming widespread public perceptions...More
A man stands on a massive cube of ice at a bus stop in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Tuesday. /Yonhap
The hottest summer in history is gripping Korea this week...More
The government's welfare plans and tax cuts for low-income earners will require W17 trillion over the next five years, while projected tax receipts were estimated at only W5 trillion (US$1=W1,120).
The government plans to submit the bill for National Assembly approval in late August...More
Workers smoke outside of an office building in Yeouido, Seoul on July 19.
Smokers who sneak out of the office for a cigarette during the shorter working week are increasingly under scrutiny from bosses who think that productivity is to be measured by long ineffectual hours at the desk.
One office worker with a large retailer who smokes about half a pack a day has already had to cut back as his employer banned cigarette breaks at the busiest times...More
Lotte will shut down its department stores in China after an unofficial boycott brought them to their knees, months after deciding to sell off its supermarkets there.
Lotte opened its first store in Beijing 10 years ago but has been unable to shoulder the snowballing costs of maintaining the Chinese stores...More
Storefronts are empty in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Sunday.
Seoul's major shopping districts are seeing a raft of store closures as the economic slump takes a deeper bite.
Myeong-dong in downtown Seoul, Tehran-no area in Gangnam and the trendy Hongik University neighborhood have seen store vacancies rise sharply over the last year...More
With a pile of recently released dramas in all manner of genre behind us, it is time I look to the future and its offerings; a search which brings me to ghostly detectives and mysterious cases. "The Ghost Detective", "Hand: The Guest" and "Miss Ma: The Goddess of Revenge" bring us a range of crimes from the real to the supernatural...More
"Life" starts with a thud, rather than a bang, and the ripples caused by one's tragic fall that sparks everything already brewing under the surface begin showing immediately. The drama's sleek, dark and intense first episode introduces its characters and their basic connections, but it wastes no time in setting up the main mystery, the power play, as well as some more surprising elements, fueling my excitement for the story...More
Director Yoon Jong-bin wastes no time in having National Intelligence Service administrator Hak-seong (played by Cho Jin-woong) bully former intelligence operative Black Venus (played by Hwang Jung-min) into infiltrating the North Korean nuclear weapons program. "The Spy Gone North" takes place some twenty years ago, so the veracity of Hak-seong's nuclear tip is questionable from the very beginning. But the bigger problem is that Black Venus's cover story of engaging the North Korean government in trade deals starts to take on greater importance than his actual mission...More
In the far-off year of 2029, reunificiation between South Korea and North Korea is imminent. There are riots in the street. So the South Korean government makes use of "Illang : The Wolf Brigade", a paramilitary task force that attacks anti-reunification terrorists. Jin-tae (played by Jung Woo-sung) leads the brigade. Cheol-jin (played by Minho) gathers intelligence for them. Our main character Joong-kyeong (played by Gang Dong-won) agonizes over his past role in the death of a large number of innocent schoolgirls, taking solace upon meeting the mysterious Yoon-hee (played by Han Hyo-joo) at Seoul Tower...More
With a base focused on showing the blights of capitalism towards the traditional way of life, "Ieodo" (or "Ieoh Island" as it is also known) soon reveals its true, thriller-like nature, through a quite complex narrative that includes flashbacks into flashbacks, and an atmosphere that thrives on ritualism...More
Actor Kim Yun-seok is one of the most recognisable figures in South Korean cinema. His deep, resonating voice and imposing screen presence has mesmerised audiences in films like "The Yellow Sea", "Tazza: The High Rollers", "The Thieves", "Hwayi : A Monster Boy", "Haemoo", and "The Fortress".
At the New York Asian Film Festival to receive this year's Star Asia award, Kim spoke with LMD about the passion and real-life experiences that compelled him to star in Director Jang Joon-hwan's historical epic, "1987: When the Day Comes"...More
Jero Yun was born in Busan in 1980. At the age of 13, he entered the atelier of drawing and painting. After studying at Busan Design High school, he began to study classic art at university in 1998. In 2001, he arrived in France, continued his studies in Beaux-arts de Nancy, and then in ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) where he studied classic cinema and documentary. In 2008, he entered the Le Fresnoy where he directed the middle-length feature film "In the Dark", which was shot in Korea, and the short film "Red Road" that selected in several international festivals...More
Han Hyo-joo /Courtesy of BH Entertainment
Psy performs at his concert in Seoul on Friday...More
People watch a film in the Han River Park in Seoul on Friday...More
Actress Oh Young-shil has been cast in upcoming drama "The Third Charm", shortly following the addition of actors Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun. The actress will be portraying male lead On Joon-yeong's (Seo Kang-joon) mother...More
Following the release of its first teaser videos "100 Days My Prince" adds on to the OTP appeal with some new stills of Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun, as well as some information about their characters and their connection...More
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""Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum" is the real deal. Deeply unsettling and unrelentingly scary, it is a film that must be seen". ~ Jonathan Barkan, DREAD CENTRAL
"Forget The Blair Witch Project, director [Jung Bum-Shik]'s take on the 'found footage' genre elevates horror to a whole new level ..." ~ James Marsh, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
"Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum" On Digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD September 18...More
"The Spy Gone North" releases August 10 in Los Angeles and Buena Park and August 17 in cities across the U.S. and Canada
Highly Acclaimed at Cannes Film Festival Earlier this Year Starring Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong, and Joo Ji-hoon...More
Girl group A Pink poses at a K-pop festival in Seoul on Thursday...More
Visitors take a picture at an ice gallery in Seoul on Thursday...More
People enjoy themselves at a water festival at Haeundae Beach in Busan on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "Drama Special - The Reason We Can't Sleep" (2017)
Directed by Kang Soo-yeon-II
Written by Baek So-yeon
Network : KBS
With Im Ji-kyu, Im Se-mi, Lee Dae-yeon, Hwang Young-hee, Kim Kang-hyun, Ryu Sun-young,...
1 episode - Sun 22:40
Part of the "Drama Special" series
The story of a young man and woman who suffer from severe insomnia...More
We have some new casting additions for upcoming series "Dae Jang Geum is Watching", a story about the struggles of daily life experienced by the iconic figure's 28th generation descendants, siblings Han San-hae, Han Jin-mi and Han Jeong-sik. Actors Lee Yul-eum and Kim Hyun-joon join Shin Dong-wook to form this trio...More
After torturing us with motion posters from "Hand: The Guest" on social media, OCN has finally dropped a proper first teaser for the upcoming exorcism-themed drama. The video shows us an eerie, but imposing Korean shamanistic ritual, before it teases us with a glimpse of leads Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook and Jung Eun-chae...More
"A Korean Odyssey" is being sued for plagiarism.
Web novel "Aeyugi" writer Jung Eun-sook revealed on her blog that "plagiarism by "A Korean Odyssey" is being distinguished right or wrong with the advice of an expert who claims that even ideas deserve the protection of copyright...More
Big Bang's G-Dragon is currently on National Duty ,but his fans are worried about his health problems.
Sports World reported on the 1st that he was admitted to a military hospital in Pochun on the 12th of July and was released on the 27th. Apparently, he was admitted to treat his ankle...More
CJ E&M is carrying forward a plan to establish a collaborated entertainment business with BTS's agency, Big Hit Entertainment.
According to sources, CJ E&M and Big Hit have reported a business collaboration, Belief Entertainment, worth 7 billion won, and possessed of 52% and 48% in shares by the respective companies, to the Fair Trade Commission...More
Chief Sin (Jung Min-sung) went to Song So-eun and said, "My father and I made false statements as we were fooled by Lee Ho-seong (Yoon Na-moo). We will tell the truth at the trial even if we get punished for it and fight till the end...More
He said, "I have to tell you. I used to be a banker. I liked having a regular time schedule and working on the clock...More
SBS drama "Your Honor"'s numbers icnreased.
Girl band Mamamoo poses at a music festival in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Visitors skate at an ice rink in Seoul on Wednesday...More
People shield themselves from the sun in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Wednesday...More
Actress Ko Sung-hee follows up her roles in "Mother - Drama" and "Suits" with what appears to be a mysterious assistant character in the upcoming woman-centric mystery series "Miss Ma: The Goddess of Revenge". She will be joining Kim Yoon-jin, Jung Woong-in and others recently confirmed...More
Turn these posters into essential oils and rub them all over me, because nothing makes this mortal coil's hungry soul happier than some good horror in Dramaland, as we need more solid series in the genre. "The Ghost Detective" (also known as "Today's Detective") has released some fine posters sparking the mystery through Choi Daniel's Lee Da-il...More
Footage of actress Seo In-young cussing spread on the internet which led her to step down from the JTBC TV show "With You 2 – The Greatest Love" and Seo In-young went down under for a time of self-reflection.
Seo In-yougn was interviewed by OSEN recently and she said, "The last year was totally time for myself. I did a lot of thinking and the time I had was precious"....More
"Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" went over 1 million spectators.
"What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" came to a successful end with Park Min-young and Park Seo-joon's outstanding performances. However, news that they were seeing each other broke out right after the drama ended...More
"Your Honor" came in first place.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, the SBS drama rated 5.3% and 6.4%...More
Korean movies opening today 2018/08/01 in Korea: "Hello Carbot Theater Version: The Cretaceous Period" and "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days"...More
Women shield themselves from the sun in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Tuesday...More
Children have fun in a fountain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Tuesday...More
"The Ghost Detective" gets some solid support in his paranormal endeavors, as actors Kim Won-hae, Lee Jae-kyoon and Lee Joo-young have signed on to play a trio assisting the protagonists in their ghostly escapades. The three join Choi Daniel, Park Eun-bin and Lee Ji-ah...More
Actor Jung Woong-in and B1A4 member CNU have joined Kim Yoon-jin in her return after a 19 year Korean drama hiatus for upcoming woman-centric detective drama, "Miss Ma: The Goddess of Revenge". The newly cast actors will be playing characters in law enforcement, adding on to the investigative power of the story...More
Big Bang's TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) is serving his duty as a public service worker.
He was spotted recycling trash at the Yongsan District Office with a mask to cover his face...More
Bae Doo-na rocked sexy fashion for a Marie Claire photo shoot taken with Georgio Armani Beauty...More
Sol Kyung-gu and Lee Sun-kyun are starring in "Kingmaker: The Fox of the Election", which is about a politician who dreamed of being president and a man crafted genius strategies in the 1960s to the 70s...More
"Thirty But Seventeen" is on a roll.
Visitors pose at the annual celadon festival in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province on Monday...More
People enjoy a city view at the Lotte World Tower observatory in Seoul on Monday...More
Park Shin-yang might be getting much busier much sooner, as the actor has received an offer for the leading role of a paparazzo in upcoming SBS drama "Big Issue". The story centers around said paparazzo pursuing scandals, and you know that Park Shin-yang would rock that role...More
I rarely get captivated by posters, given the amount of repetition and often uninspired concepts that go around, but "Hide and Seek - Drama" is definitely wooing my aesthetic appreciation. The upcoming weekend drama is all about that dark fairy tale vibe, going from hide and seek themed posters to smacking us over the head with it in its first teaser...More
Actress Ha Yeon-soo tried explaining the picture she took in front of a background that looks like the flag of the rising sun, but ended up taking it down.
She posted pictures of her trip to Russia on the 30th and the problematic picture was the one she took in front of the circus photo zone...More
In an interview for the tvN drama "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim", Hwang Bo-ra said, "It's been 6 years since [my boyfriend and I have] been together and I feel sturdy. I feel like he's the kind of man I should get married to"....More
Actors Ha Jung-woo and Ma Dong-seok were at the Red Carpet event for the movie "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" in Lotte World on the 30th of July. In the photos, Ha Jung-woo wears a serious face while placing bunny ears behind co-star Ma Dong-seok's head...More
Cha Ae-ryeon and Joo Sang-wook had their baby girl today.
Joo Sang-wook posted on his Instagram on the 30th, "My princess is finally out. I can't express how overwhelming this is. I am so thankful and happy. I will make sure she's raised well. I love my wife. Good job, honey. I cried so much...More
Han Seung-joo (Ji Hyun-woo) operated on elderly woman who Joo In-ah (Lee Si-young) brought to the hospital. After four hours of surgery, he told the granddaughter that she'd better be prepared for the worst...More
SBS "Thirty But Seventeen" came in first this weekend and set a record.
Rain was seen returning from his fan meeting in Hong Kong through Incheon International Airport.
He was wearing jeans with a white shirt and looking smart...More
Actress Jang Nara is back with a new song for the first time in four years.
According to her agency, Jang Nara released the soundtrack "Some Day" for the KBS 2TV drama "Your House Helper" on the 26th. The last time she released a song was "All Day" for her own drama "Mister Baek"...More
North Korean athletes arrive at Incheon International Airport on Sunday for training with their South Korean counterparts ahead of the Asian Games in Indonesia...More
Children have fun in a fountain in Yeouido, Seoul on Sunday...More
People beat the heat at Haeundae Beach in Busan on Sunday...More
Son Ye-jin and Ha Jung-woo are being wooed by "Boston 1947", a rousing tale of the Korean athletes who ran the 1947 Boston International Marathon, the first international marathon held since World War II...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2018.07.27 ~ 2018.07.29
The number one movie this week is "Mission:Impossible- Fallout"...More
Housing prices are the main factor in determining where Seoul citizens choose to live. But those who rent their homes place greater emphasis on the educational environment than home owners, like whether there are good schools.
Residents in the northern part of Seoul tend to choose their home with expectations for real estate price growth, whereas residents in the southern part give higher priority to educational environment and public safety...More
Ailee, Roy Kim, and Echae Kang to perform at KCON pre-event at the Hammer Museum on August 8
KCON WEST to Include Free Special Kick-Off Concert Leading up to the World's Largest K-pop Fan Convention and Music Festival the Following Weekend - KCON LA 2018...More
The government has come up with a wide-ranging campaign against obesity, including giving incentives to people to lose weight and cracking down on TV shows that might encourage binge eating.
The government on Thursday announced measures to rein in rising obesity rates until 2022...More
Reporters wait for a press conference by the Shinil Group in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap
A company whose share price skyrocketed in recent weeks after it claimed to have discovered a sunken Russian ship with W150 trillion worth of gold on board has predictably backed off its claim (US$1=W1,123).
Shinil Group had been enticing investors since the beginning of this year by saying it found the fabled missing ship off the coast of Ulleung Island. But once controversy escalated about its real aims, it fired several executives and distanced itself from the claim. It also emerged that the former head of the company has been indicted on a separate fraud charge...More
Poet Ko Un, an early casualty of the "Me Too" movement in Korea, is refusing to go down without a fight and is suing his accuser for defamation...More
The number of births dipped below the 30,000 mark in May. According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, 27,900 babies were born that month, down 7.9 percent from a year earlier...More
Land prices in Korea rose 2.05 percent on average in the first half of this year, the fastest clip since the first half of 2008.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Tuesday, land prices in 17 cities and provinces across the country rose in the first half of this year...More
Bicycles are lined up at a bike rental station in Yeouido, Seoul on Tuesday.
Half the bicycle helmets the Seoul Metropolitan Government began lending cyclists free of charge four days ago have already disappeared...More
The International Fleet Review in Jeju scheduled for October faces stiff opposition from locals who do not want the noisy display of maritime force in their backyard...More
A man looks at an electronic board showing electricity supply at KEPCO in Seoul on Monday.
Record summer heat has led to power consumers setting a new record as they desperately try to cool themselves...More
More travelers are making voluntary declarations at customs when returning from overseas trips...More
It takes longer for young people to find their first job after graduating from high schools or universities this year.
According to Statistics Korea, it took an average of 10.7 months for young people between 15 and 29 to find their first job since they left school this year. This is the longest since the survey began in 2007 and 1.2 months longer than it took in 2010...More
Novelist Choi In-hun died of colorectal cancer at the age of 84 on Monday. Choi described literary writing as a "thought experiment" and probed the ideological conflicts and angst of intellectuals in modern Korea through his works...More
Three out of four small business owners said they will be unable to afford the increased minimum wage next year and may have to lay off staff...More
The ongoing heat wave has seen a spike in online shopping as consumers prefer to stay indoors...More
Sweltering heat has chased even the mosquitoes away. A considerable number of mosquito eggs and larvae were washed away by torrential rains early this month, and mosquitoes have become inactive in the persistent heat wave that has pushed the mercury above 35 degrees Celsius...More
Korea endured more scorching heat over the weekend, with the daytime temperatures in Seoul soaring to 37.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday and 38 degrees on Sunday...More
Yours truly may be cursing the scorching heat with every fiber of her being, but all the upcoming drama goodies provide something to focus on. Today I give you a quick recap of news on "Revenge Note 2", a teen romance with a dire-sounding twist. We have new dramas, new goodies, and casting news as well...More
While taking place immediately after the conclusion of "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" it soon becomes clear that "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" has surprisingly little to do with the first movie's premise. I mean sure, Kang-rim (played by Ha Jung-woo), Seaman Mac (played by Joo Ji-hoon), and Deok-choon (played by Kim Hyang-gi) are still heralds who negotiate lost souls into their proper berth in the afterlife. But their new charge Soo-hong (played by Kim Dong-wook) is a sharp cookie who quickly notices the ethical inconsistencies in Kang-rim's legal advocacy...More
With minimum prompting Zak (voiced by Um Sang-hyun) grabs a necklace to use as an accessory for his surf stream video only to discover that it has the power to activate a portal to another dimension. Note that Zak found the necklace in question being used as a wall ornament. Now that's some questionable judgment when it comes to interior decorating. Most people who hang up guns on their walls at least have the sense not to have them loaded...More
I have to admit, before watching this film, I did not know that Koreans also dwelled on the b-movie, exploitation region, in a style much similar to the one implemented by Seijun Suzuki in his Japanese films. Park Nou-sik, however, who was mostly known for his plethora of action roles in his career, manages to direct just that, while inducing it with the elements of the predominant Korean genre, the melodrama...More
"It was never easy playing a gloomy role as the daughter of a murder victim in the series, but overall I was truly happy to play my first lead role", she said...More
Girls paint a mural in Seoul on Friday...More
Umbrella shades are set up in a park in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province on Friday...More
Upcoming pre-produced sageuk, "100 Days My Prince" has finally kicked off its official promotion, and it brings us quite the impressive cast gathering during its first script reading, which was held in March. Buckle up and count the darlings...More
"Terius Behind Me" certainly knows what the people want, and it delivers. The drama has released teaser posters of So Ji-sub as protagonist Kim Bon, but the setting and the importance its role will play in the story are where the juicy details lie...More
An illustration fair is held at COEX in Seoul on Thursday...More
People line up for a table at a restaurant serving samgyetang, or chicken soup with ginseng, in Seoul on Thursday...More
Children pose with watermelons they picked at a community farm in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "The Exclusive : Beat the Devil's Tattoo" (2015)
Directed by Roh Deok
With Jo Jung-suk, Lee Mi-sook, Lee Ha-na, Kim Eui-sung, Bae Sung-woo, Kim Dae-myung,...
Formerly known as "Journalist" (저널리스트, jeo-neol-li-seu-teu) and "Exclusive: The Ryangchen Murders".
Heo Moo-hyeok, a reporter from the social issues department happens to acquire information about a serial murder case by accident. This makes him get involved in an unprecedented case of inaccurate reporting. He later finds himself facing the actual murder case in the middle of the aggressive news coverage competition by media, which does not get any better...More
Upcoming big budget drama "Prometheus" is looking for 10 new actors to join Ha Ji-won and Jin Goo in this story tackling inter-Korean relations. The production will be holding a public, open audition in order to find the fresh talent that they are looking for...More
Actors Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun have confirmed their appearance on upcoming 'realistic romance drama', "The Third Charm". The two join Seo Kang-joon and Esom on this story about four men and women who fall for one another's titular 'third charm'. Yang Dong-geun and Lee Yoon-ji have already confirmed their participation as well...More
Cho Seung-woo, a talented actor who has no limit in genre, takes on the role of a genius Feng Shui expert ,Park Jae-sang.
The latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Your House Helper" revolved around Kim Ji-woon (Ha Seok-jin), Im Da-yeong (Bona), Kwon Jin-gook (Lee Ji-hoon-I), Yoon Sang-ah (Go Won-hee), Han So-mi (Seo Eun-ah) and Kang Hye-joo (Jun Soo-jin)...More
SBS "Your Honor" came in first.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, "Your Honor came in first with 7.0% and 7.7%, an increase from the last two episodes...More
New music video added for the upcoming animated Korean movie "Hello Carbot Theater Version: The Cretaceous Period"...More
"Cardiothoracic Surgery" is about the struggles that occur in the Taesan Hospital cardiothoracic surgery department. Nam Kyung-eup plays Seo Ji-hye's (Yoon Soo-yeon's) father and director of Taesan Hospital Yoon Hyeon-mok. He used to be a genius pediatric heart surgeon and he plays a key role in running the hospital...More
People finding shelter from heat pack a bookstore in Busan on Wednesday...More
Models pose at a fashion show in Han River Park in Ttukseom, Seoul on Wednesday...More
Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" is getting a series adaptation with a new story, new cast and a global distribution. Netflix will be airing the series globally, while TNT will handle its distribution in the US. Joining Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook as executive producers will be Lee Tae-hoon and Choi Doo-ho, who also worked on the film...More
Upcoming growth drama "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" has released a teaser and nearly 12-minutes of highlight videos giving us a better look at the heroine and her beau's backstory, as well as the conflicts that will challenge their student and personal life moving forward. From campus enemies to parental disappointment, the two have a lot on their plate...More
Jung Hae-in took a selfie and posted it on his Instagram to wish his fans a good night.
In the photo, he's in bed looking at the camera...More
SHINee's Minho had a special time with his fans on his birthday.
"Your Honor" started off in first place.
Girl group A Pink will embark on a tour of Asia next month, the group's agency said Tuesday...More
Girl group Momoland attend the annual brand awards in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Cadets cool themselves during training in Yeongcheon, North Gyeongbuk Province on Tuesday...More
People stroll in a sunflower field in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday...More
Actor Kim Kyung-nam-II, whose most recent notable roles have been in "Prison Playbook" and "Come and Hug Me", has received an offer from upcoming airport-themed drama "Fox Bride Star", and apparently a number of other works as well...More
Upcoming universe-flipping romance "Familiar Wife" has released stills and information for its supporting cast of characters, and there are a lot of familiar lovelies to be found here. This time around, we get to meet the people working at hero Cha Joo-hyeok's (Ji Sung) bank, from the high-ranked to the probably underpaid...More
Star Today had an interview with Kim Myung-soo (Infinite's L, age 26) and mentioned that he is always full of energy. His face says 'ask me anything' and the café rang out with his voice every time he answered a question. He looked excited for his next drama and he looked ready...More
"Thirty But Seventeen" is hitting extraordinary numbers.
Children cool themselves in a fountain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Monday...More
Students at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province leave for rural volunteer work on Monday...More
Nothing weighs heavier than family pressure, except for having generations of an iconic figure's fame on your back. The hilariously titled "Dae Jang Geum is Watching" explores the idea of how the titular Dae Jang Geum's descendants are living in the present day...More
I know a production is excited about its own cast when they let the photos speak for the scene, and the combined popularity of Yoon Si-yoon and Park Byung-eun is a solid reason for that confidence. The latest images from "Your Honor" show the two actors' characters clashing...More
She posted a picture she took with him on her Instagram and said, "I have a lot of thoughts about people these days and it's nice to know someone is on my side...More
However, she's still considering the role and nothing has been decided...More
Music video released for the upcoming Korean movie "Hello Carbot Theater Version: The Cretaceous Period"...More
Visitors skate at an ice rink in Seoul on Sunday...More
Parasols are spread on Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Sunday...More
Seo Ye-ji was featured in the August issue of ELLE.
On the first episode of the JTBC drama "Life", Ye Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook) was standing outside the ER of the Sangguk University Hospital while Kim Tae-sang (Moon Sung-keun) stood outside covered in blood...More
On the latest episode of the OCN drama "Life on Mars", Tae-joo (Jung Kyung-ho) was tracking the whereabouts of Kim Yeon-seok (Kwak Jung-wook) over past 3 years and discovered that he forcefully took homeless people to his facility and held them there...More
"Shall We Live Together" stayed in first place.
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2018.07.20 ~ 2018.07.22
The number one movie this week is "Incredibles 2"...More
Staff work on self-service kiosks at a manufacturer in Seoul on Wednesday.
Self-service kiosks are mushrooming in stores around the country as businesses take fright at the minimum wage hike.
Burger King, the epitome of a dead-end minimum wage employer, already operates self-service kiosks at 67 percent of its 313 stores across Korea and now plans to install them at all of them. Lotteria, which operates the kiosks at 56 percent of its 1,350 outlets, also plans to expand them...More
/Courtesy of Dayou Winia
Home appliance maker Dayou Winia said Thursday it will supply refrigerators to the U.S. market...More
Kia on Thursday released the fully electric version of its Niro SUV, which also comes in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric models...More
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will expand barrier-free facilities to improve accessibility to public transport for the elderly...More
Telecom giant KT will join the growing sector of the hotel industry using artificial intelligence-assisted services to attract guests...More
The girl group Hash Tag, which was launched last year
No fewer than 77 K-pop girl bands have been manufactured in the last three years, far more than even the most enthusiastic market for their sugary chirpings can sustain.
Even supposing that some are quite good, they need to find other ways to stand out, one of them being the name. Successful bands' names become a brand, often sustaining the starlets with sales of merchandise more than album revenues...More
Korea is gradually weaning itself off the habit of eating man's best friend, but there are some casualties along the way when a tradition hundreds of years old dies.
The Moran Market in Seongnam just south of Seoul is the biggest distributor of dog meat in the Seoul metropolitan area. Restaurant owners used to flock here in search of meat for Sambok, the three hottest days of the year when it is traditionally eaten...More
/Courtesy of Samsung SDI
Samsung SDI and LG Chem, Korea's top two rechargeable battery makers, are eyeing the market for large-scale energy storage systems as a source of new revenues. Large-scale energy storage is the holy grail of solar, wind and other types of renewable energy.
They are turning to the market due to slowing demand for smartphone batteries and lackluster sales of automotive batteries in China, the world's largest market...More
Real estate transactions in Seoul halved in June, compared to the same period last year.
Only 10,401 homes were sold last month, down 56 percent from 23,879 in June last year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Tuesday. It is 44 percent lower than the average for June in the past five years...More
Novelist Pyun Hye-young has won the Shirley Jackson Award for her novel "The Hole...More
Tuesday was Chobok, the first of the three dog days in the traditional Korean calendar, or the three hottest days of the year. The second day is called Jungbok and the third Malbok, and they are each 10 days apart and collectively called Sambok.
Koreans traditionally treat themselves to healthy foods on these days, with samgyetang, a hot bowl of whole chicken soup cooked with ginseng, being the most popular dish. Samgyetang has always topped the list of foods searched online to beat the sweltering summer season, according to Naver, Korea's largest internet portal service. Others include abalones, croakers and eels...More
Ads for sales of apartments are displayed in an apartment complex in Seoul on Monday.
A growing number of landlords who rented out their homes are at risk of being unable to return deposits to tenants seeking to move out amid declining sales due to stringent curbs on property speculation.
Many of them bought their homes by taking out loans and were able to cover the purchase price by renting them out through jeonse or Korean-style deposit leases...More
The number of tourists visiting Gangwon Province increased by 10 million in the first half of this year on-year on the back of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which took place in February...More
A growing number of younger people prefer cash to presents for their birthday and other occasions...More
A government committee after an all-night tussle on Saturday decided to set next year's minimum wage hike at a whopping 10.9 percent, disappointing small businesses which had hoped for an easier ride. That will bring the minimum wage to W8,350 an hour (US$1=W1,133).
The Minimum Wage Commission agonized overnight at the government complex in Sejong city but still arrived at a figure that is vastly higher than businesses had hoped amid signs that the hike will cost jobs and sink small enterprises...More
The prices of diesel and gasoline are on the rise again in tandem with global oil prices, increasing for two consecutive weeks toward a fresh high for the year...More
Samsung will start receiving pre-orders for the new flagship Galaxy Note 9 smartphone in mid-August...More
All of Korea weltered in record tropical heat over the weekend. The mercury soared to 37.6 degrees Celsius in Samcheok, Gangwon Province and to 37.3 degrees in Daegu during the daytime on Sunday...More
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Throwback to the touching Jonghyun memorial at SM town. Fans from all over the world gather to show the talented SHINee member and his group support...More
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Beach and lighthouse in Sokcho...More
We are in for a major wave of summer drama premieres this week, so prepare to greet a whopping eight of them. The shows are spanning across enough genres and tones to cover all manner of taste and moods, but I have attempted to divide them into meaty and lighter experiences. Join me in picking out new watch list additions...More
Hak-soo (played by Park Jung-min) is an aspiring rapper living in Seoul. He's actually really good, and reliably gets past the initial stage of the popular South Korean rap competition variety show Show Me the Money. The problem is that Hak-soo has a lot of feelings of unresolved rage toward his country bumpkin hometown of Byeonsan in Jeolla province. While this is good material for rap, the lack of emotional closure frustrates Hak-soo's ambitions. Fortunately circumstances contrive to force him back home, however temporarily...More
A gaggle of idiot high school friends have been worrying about Eun-ha (played by So Joo-yeon) who has been on the emotional outs following the death of her best friend Ji-eun (played by Lee Yoo-mi). So they do what any good friends would do, and take her out to a creepy abandoned amusement park on the outskirts of Ulsan. This culminates in a trip to an old haunted cavern that rather ominously bolted shut at the worst possible moment in the movie's cold open...More
Probably among the best family dramas Asia has to offer this year, "Last Child" presents a truly shuttering story, where layers of drama are placed atop one another, in a style that has much in common with the ancient Greek tragedy...More
Incheon International Airport is crowded with vacationers on Friday...More
Girls have fun at the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Friday...More
In news that make my Ori-heart so very happy, "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2" is finally being produced, and actor Park Shin-yang has been confirmed for a return to his cheeky and unorthodox role as its leading and titular character...More
I always take isolated news not shared by a number of portals and publications with a grain of salt, but if this News1 exclusive is accurate, then the upcoming priest-themed crime drama has found its PD in Lee Myeong-woo of "Whisper" and "Punch - Drama" fame...More