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Korean Drama Starting Today 2021/02/13

Source | 2021/02/13 | Permalink

Korean drama starting today 2021/02/13: "Mr. Queen - Bamboo Forest"...More

[New Drama] "Mr. Queen - Bamboo Forest"

Source | 2021/02/06 | Permalink

Korean drama "Mr. Queen - Bamboo Forest" added to HanCinema database...More

[New Drama] "Come to the Witch's Restaurant"

Source | 2021/02/06 | Permalink

Korean drama "Come to the Witch's Restaurant" added to HanCinema database...More

[HanCinema's News] Song Ji-hyo Confirmed for "Come to the Witch's Restaurant"

2021/02/04 | Permalink

Creative Group Agency, which represents Song Ji-hyo, recently confirmed that the actress would be starring in the upcoming TVING drama "Come to the Witch's Restaurant" in the leading role...More

[HanCinema's News] TVING to Air Special Epilogue to "Mr. Queen"

2021/02/04 | Permalink

"Mr. Queen - Bamboo Forest" epilogue episodes are set to air on TVING this coming February 13th and 14th. Despite having the title of epilogues these episodes will also feature material set before the story's completion, including the first meeting of the characters played by Shin Hye-sun and Kim Jung-hyun before the former's body was possessed by a modern day chef...More

Nam Ji-hyun Considers "Come to the Witch's Restaurant"

Source | 2021/02/01 | Permalink

Will actress Nam Ji-hyun return with a drama?

Management Soop told News N that Nam Ji-hyun is coming back with the TVING drama "Come to the Witch's Restaurant"...More

Kang Ha-neul to Star in Melodrama Film "Rain and Your Story"

Source | 2019/12/10 | Permalink

Kang Ha-neul will be making his movie comeback - three years after psychological thriller "Forgottten" (2017).

On 10 December, the actor's agency TH Company confirmed that Kang Ha-neul will star in melodrama film "Rain and Your Story" (literal title), which tells about the love story between a man and a woman who have yearned for each other for a long time but could not meet due to certain circumstances...More

[HanCinema's News] "Crazy Romance" Launches on South Korean VOD Services

2019/11/12 | Permalink

On November 12th "Crazy Romance" was released on South Korean Video-On-Demand services. The surprise hit romantic comedy from October features Kim Rae-won and Gong Hyo-jin as co-workers who bond over their misanthropic experiences with romantic relationships...More

CJ ENM and JTBC Establish Joint Venture, Building Local OTTs

Source | 2019/09/17 | Permalink

There is a strong trend in Korea's online video service (OTT or over-the-top media service) market.

CJ ENM said on the 17th that it has signed a business agreement with jTBC to launch the OTT joint venture. This is the second birth of an native OTT coalition after the OTT of three ground-wave broadcasters, POOK and SK Telecom's Oksusu were merged into WAVE on the 16th.

CJ ENM and jTBC have agreed to set up a joint venture by early next year that will provide a combined service of content held by the two companies with intellectual property rights, and introduce an integrated OTT platform based on TVING. The CJ ENM-JTBC joint venture will be joined by CJ ENM as the first shareholder and jTBC as the second largest shareholder...More

[HanCinema's News] "The Divine Fury" Released on South Korean VOD Services

2019/08/28 | Permalink

On August 27th Lotte Entertainment released "The Divine Fury" on to domestic South Korean streaming services. IPTV, Digital Cable TV, Google Play, Naver, Kakao, TVING, pooq, and other digital services now offer the movie for paid viewing...More

[HanCinema's News] "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs" Released on South Korean on Demand Services

2019/08/21 | Permalink

On August 21st "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs" finally appeared on South Korean on-demand services. The animated film was released in theaters on July 25th and obtained over seven hundred admissions domestically...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Actor Song Geon-hee Follows Up "SKY Castle" With Netflix's "Love Alarm"

2019/02/11 | Permalink

Actor Song Geon-hee of recent "SKY Castle" fame has joined the cast of "Love Alarm", Netflix's upcoming original about an app by an unknown developer that lets the user know when someone who likes them is within a 10-meter radius, and about the people who still want to know the true feelings of themselves and others despite it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young, Wang Bit-na up for "Love in Sadness"

2018/11/06 | Permalink

Upcoming MBC melodrama "Love in Sadness", which is courting Ji Hyun-woo as its lead has added three more names to its casting efforts. Fly-up Entertainment agency's Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young and Wang Bit-na are reportedly on the final stages of coordinating their appearance in the drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "God's Quiz: Reboot" Releases Trailer, Introduces Kim Jun-han

2018/10/25 | Permalink

Diving right into the nitty-gritty of it all, the new trailer for "God's Quiz: Reboot" shows us new cases and new faces. While beloved characters return, the video teases Kim Jun-han as the leader of a team utilizing a new type of Artificial Intelligence, which will be the big 'It' difference between this season and the previous ones...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Portrays A Battle of Convictions in Teaser Poster

2018/05/25 | Permalink

What are hospitals in Korean drama without their power struggles? We can't escape them, but upcoming drama "Life" embraces them. The teaser poster reveals some simple, but crucial information about the characters portrayed by Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo, while the writer comments on her intentions...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yi-kyung, Park Eun-seok and Stephanie Lee Attached to Revamped Drama "Investigation Partners"

2018/03/30 | Permalink

The latest barrage of news and changes in plans for the non-romantic "Investigation Partners" have my head spinning, so like the terrible and petty person that I am, I'm going to take you down with me. The drama's production has been confirmed by MBC, but a lot has changed, and we have a rain of casting proceedings going on...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-sik's "Suits" Planning an April Premiere

2017/12/21 | Permalink

I know many dread remakes, especially of multi-season shows, but the choo choo that is "Suits" is moving along and aiming for an April premiere. The series is looking to the timeslot after "Black Knight" and "Queen of Mystery 2" for its upcoming home and that leaves plenty of time for casting and other news, as well as production...More

K-pop Stars Choi Yoojung and Kim Doyeon to star in the premiere of Dodaeng's Diary on KCON.TV!

Source | 2017/04/05 | Permalink

New original series - Dodaeng's Diary - Premieres April 7 On KCON.TV
K-pop Stars Choi Yoojung and Kim Doyeon visits Los Angeles to Train for their Debut...More

"High-end Crush" Jung Il-woo and Jin Se-yeon's kiss scene

Source | 2016/01/12 | Permalink


Still cuts of Jung Il-woo and Jin Se-yeon in "High-end Crush" have been released.

Web-drama "High-end Crush" which has China all shook-up features Jung Il-woo and Jin Se-yeon who are gazing at each other with affection in their eyes...More

"Whistle Blower" on IPTV

Source | 2014/10/27 | Permalink

The movie "Whistle Blower" can now be seen on IPTV.

According to Megabox, "Whistle Blower" can now be seen on the entire IPTV platform (LG U+, KT Olleh TV, SK BTV, Digital Cable, KT Skylife and others). Not only that, it can also be seen on portal sites (Naver, Daum, Gom TV, Tving and others) and webhard mobiles (LG U+, HDTV, Google Play Store, Hoppin, T Store and others)...More

KCON 2014 Reaches New Heights with over 42,000 in Attendance

Source | 2014/08/12 | Permalink

Los Angeles Was the Center of "All Things Hallyu" This Weekend Mayor Eric Garcetti Toured the Convention and Welcomed KCON's Return to L.A.
More than 42,000 fans (over double of last year's numbers) converged in Los Angeles this weekend from across the country and all over the world to attend the third annual KCON (, the largest celebration of Korean pop culture. This year's event boasted 30 percent more programming, a new, free and open to the public market place, as well as two nights of concerts featuring the hottest K-pop artists from Korea-B1A4, BTS, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, Girls' Generation, IU, Jung Joon-young, SPICA, TEEN TOP and VIXX. A television special of the concert – M COUNTDOWN 2NIGHTS IN LA – will be shown in the U.S. by Mnet America ( on air and online on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST and Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST...More

Turn off the TV! Koreans Prefer to Watch Shows on their Smartphones

Source | 2012/12/23 | Permalink

Koreans keep their eyes glued to the TV for 32 hours per week, on average. That's almost a full-time job! They outpace their peers in the US and UK, by 7.4 hours a week.

Why haven't Korean's become known as the world's biggest couch potatoes?  Maybe it's because they don't watch TV on the couch. Today's advanced smartphones are freeing Koreans from their TVs. A 2012 ConsumerLab report found that Koreans are leading a new trend in TV and video services by shifting to a multi-screen model.

On the subway, you'll often see young people streaming crisp, HD quality dramas or movies trhoguh apps. While DMB is no longer cutting-edge, plenty of older folk use it to catch up on their favorite soaps and sports...More

Shinhwa press conference to be broadcast live online

Source | 2012/07/11 | Permalink

Popular K-pop group 'Shinhwa' will hold a news conference in Seoul next month to publicize their comeback after a four-year hiatus during a live online broadcast for the group's fans all over the world, the group's entertainment agency said Friday...More

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