[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Swindlers" 2017/12/01,
In an odd twist for the wacky charming con artist genre of films, the opening scene of "The Swindlers" features a disturbingly large assortment of people thrown into suicidal despair as a result of a massive fraud. Ji-seong (played by Hyun Bin) is obliquely related to the scam, but most of the movie is not from his perspective. That role falls to Prosecutor Hee-soo (played by Yoo Ji-tae) who operates his own gang of con artists, and also has a connection to the huge embezzlement case,...More
So Hee-jung to star in "Four Men" 2017/09/11, Source,
Actress So Hee-jung is starring in "Four Men". She's going to play the role of Yeo-rin's (Nana's) mother Myeong-ja.
The new SBS drama "Four Men" is a romantic, action and investigative drama about a man who looks for love and hope in the human world and afemale detective who lost the man she loves finds another man who looks just like him,...More
[Orion's Drama News] New Season Adventures 2017/08/19,
Our collective HanCinema eyes may be on KCON this weekend, but there is plenty of news to share from the source of this beloved Hallyu. This week I give you goodies from the dramas which will mark the upcoming change in seasons. I also briefly talk about the casting changes of "Age of Youth 2" and share new promotional material from it as well. Additionally, I bring you casting news and a video from two short youth dramas along with other news,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 16 Final 2016/08/29,
Joong-won and Hye-kyeong engage Tae-joon and his team in a final battle which tests everyone's character and most of all Joong-won's. It also tests his relationship with Hye-kyeong as well as her own resolve and confidence. The ending of "The Good Wife" is not what many will expect and the teasing for a possible second season is clear. Unfortunately, the series fails to make that teasing appropriate for its story thus far,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 15 2016/08/27,
We are almost at the end of "The Good Wife", which looks like it will be a typical fight against an antagonist we have been expecting to take on the part for a long time. Tae-joon is determined to destroy Joong-won and while Hye-kyeong is happy with her decision, she faces problems at work in addition to Tae-joon's wrath. As we approach the final hour, the show's good and bad points become more pronounced,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 14 2016/08/21,
Episode fourteen of "The Good Wife" has Hye-kyeong make the most important decision about her current situation. Before that, we have a reappearance by lawyer Son Dong-wook and his brazen ways. Hye-kyeong and her family get a scare when Seo-yeon disappears, which also shows Dan and Joong-won where their place in Hye-kyeong's life is right now. Tae-joon is determined to destroy Joong-won, so things are about to get bad,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 12 2016/08/14,
Hye-kyeong's problems never seem to end and now she has the additional one of her monster-in-law meddling and trying to turn her children against their mother. Hye-kyeong seeks legal advice about the situation and decides to address it personally as well. Dan finally reveals her feelings and thoughts before taking drastic steps to address her current situation. Tae-joon starts investigating Joong-won and Hye-kyeong makes a decision about her relationship with both men,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 11 2016/08/14,
The new information Hye-kyeong has been given proves to be just the thing to shake her back into placing her family and herself first. She has no time to deal with Dan yet, as she needs to explain the current situation to her children. Hye-kyeong's resolve and composure are further tested when she meets a formidable opponent in court and push her to a choice which might lead her astray,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 10 2016/08/07,
Hye-kyeong is met with a discouraging truth about her employment and that pushes her to a decision about her marriage. Dan encourages her to choose another path, but the truth of her involvement with the still selfish and controlling Tae-joon is revealed. Meanwhile, his case is picked up by her office and Myeong-hee gives Hye-kyeong the choice to represent her husband. Hye-kyeong struggles with her new situation and information,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 9 2016/08/06, "The Good Wife" shifts its focus back to standalone legal cases and it is time for Hye-kyeong to defend someone who appears guilty. This leads to her bending the rules to help him and prove herself. With this case concluding, the competition between her and Joon-ho is resolved. Meanwhile, Tae-joon is being investigated for murder and Dan's involvement becomes more complicated. Joong-won makes a bold move for his love, but an outsider causes a misunderstanding,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 8 2016/07/31,
While Hye-kyeong is busy with this difficult case, we get a better look at Tae-joon and Joong-won, their thoughts and feelings for the lady as well as their morality. Some dark facts surface in episode eight and everything leads to a murder and a new crisis. In addition to her work, Hye-kyeong continues to deal with two men who have their own ideas about what she needs while she tries to keep her family afloat,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 7 2016/07/31,
There is plenty of awkwardness to go around between Hye-kyeong and Tae-joon, but also between her and Joong-won. Both relationships get rattled and become re-defined. Her co-workers all sense something is going on and each has their own reactions to the firm's hot topic. Hye-kyeong and Joon-ho take on the task to defend a fellow lawyer in a murder case, but Hye-kyeong finds out that the culprit is none other than Jo Gook-hyeon,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 6 2016/07/24,
A new case opens in "The Good Wife" and it tackles euthanasia and abortion at the same time, which give the series a bigger load than it can ultimately handle. Dan enters the game between Sang-il and Tae-joon while Hye-kyeong and Joong-won are busy with the case. Jae-moon makes a return and his condition is worsening, causing conflict with Joong-won over the past. His fragile emotional state leads to a mistake involving Hye-kyeong,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 1 2016/07/10, "The Good Wife" starts with a focus on the present and gives us only the bare essentials of the past. Episode one establishes the scandal and we flash forward to a point where our heroine has a husband in jail, nothing but her phone contract to her name and a family to support. We are introduced to some key characters and our lead gets her first court case. It is a packed, straightforward and stylish premiere for the drama,...More
[Video] Lee Sung-kyung's singing talent 2015/08/17, Source,
Former model and current actress Lee Sung-kyung starred in the MBC TV show "Masked Singer" and drew all the attention.
She nicknamed herself, 'the Flowery Crab' and fooled the judges. She was assumed to be Nana from After School but revealed her face in the second round and shocked everyone,...More
Another scandal surrounding "We Just Got Married" 2015/02/10, Source, It seemed all calm when suddenly MBC TV show "We Just Got Married" caused another fuss, unwelcome to both the viewers and the cast. The thin line between imaginary and real life presented by the show has finally snapped. Despite the fact that Oh Yeon-seo went through hell in 2013 with Lee Jang-woo while she was on the show with Lee Joon, it's happened again and the sincerity of the show is being questioned.
Yoo-ra from Girl's Day and Song Jae-rim, Hong Jong-hyun and Kim So-eun, After School member Nana and Son Ho-jun have all been mentioned as people involved in the scandals. Hong Jong-hyun put out a statement right away and moved on. However, Kim So-eun was spotted with Son Ho-jun and had to go back and forth impreciseness and denial. When the media wouldn't live it down, producer Seon Hye-yoon stepped forward and said, "I have checked with her in person that they are just friends". Kim So-eun's management only then came forward to say, "They are just friends",...More
Taetiseo's 'Twinkle' Soars Up Charts as Girls' Generation Branches Out 2012/05/01, Source,
Taetiseo, the unit group of Girls' Generation, on Monday released the music video for "Twinkle", the title track of their first mini-album. The group, comprising Tae-yeon, Tiffany and Seohyun, will perform for the first time on cable music channel Mnet on May 3.
Earlier last Friday, the group revealed teaser images of Taeyeon on YouTube, followed by clips of the other two members -- which garnered 11.47 million total hits as of Monday,...More
Which Girl Band Will Rule the Charts in 2011? 2011/01/15, Source,
The year 2010 was the year of girl groups, with over 50 of the manufactured combos including Girls' Generation, Kara, 2NE1, and Wonder Girls competing for the top position. The trend is likely to continue and even intensify in the new year with many new groups such as Dalshabet and 5dolls waiting in the wings.
The Chosun Ilbo selected 13 girl groups based on music portal Bugs' and KBS2 Music Bank's annual top charts at the end of last year, and analyzed their star power in five categories -- stage presence, fan loyalty, capability of each member, power of management, and performance in 2010 -- to predict what the year 2011 will be like for them. The result showed four strong powerhouses, five in the middle, and four at the weaker end,...More
After School reveals new song and photos from upcoming album 2010/12/07, Source,
Photo of After School for "LOVE LOVE LOVE" [Pledis]
Korean girl group After School revealed the title track and new photos from their upcoming Christmas album today.
Their agency Pledis announced Tuesday that the full-version of "LOVE LOVE LOVE" from the girls' album "HAPPY PLEDIS The 1st Album" was released online and hit stores today along with new photos of the group in Christmas party attire,...More
After School releases teaser for new song 2010/12/02, Source,
Korean girl group After School [Pledis]
A segment of the title track to Korean female idol group After School's Christmas album was surprise revealed yesterday.
A 10-second snippet of "LOVE LOVE LOVE" from the girls' Christmas album "HAPPY PLEDIS The 1st Album" was unveiled yesterday on radio show "Bang Bang School" hosted by After School sub-unit Orange Caramel which can be heard every Wednesday night on their official website,...More
Searching For New After School Member 2010/07/30, Source, Many people already know that the whole concept behind the girl group After School is that they accept new members and graduate some of the older members as time goes by. Starting with Uee in 2009, Re,...More
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