New stills added for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
Actress Yeonwoo is starring in the JTBC drama "Live On", according to MLD Entertainment.
"Live On" is a chemistry romance drama between Baek Ho-rang (Jung Da-bin), who enters the broadcasting club with a suspicious goal, and Go Eun-taek (Hwang Minhyun), the strict head of the club....More
Actor Joo Won announces a new character.
The new SBS Friday-Saturday drama "Alice" released stills of Joo Won on the 6th...More
The situation is bad with Wednesday-Thursday dramas. They barely make it pass 2%. There's talk about abolishing the dramas altogether.
MBC is especially serious. The 16-episode "Find Me in Your Memory" has put forward a special measure, staying at an average viewer rating of 3%. MBC removed 16-episode dramas and began to deploy short series with four episodes and twelve episodes. The plan was to compete in quality rather than length...More
New stills added for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
In the age of content flooding, recent dramas are not at all compatible with viewers' desire for something new.
As of the 2nd of August, a total of 15 dramas are being aired on major Korean channels, 11 of which are weekday mini-series. However, all 11 dramas have remained within single-digit ratings...More
New stills added for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
New posters, script reading stills and teaser added for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
Korean drama of the week "Doctor Stranger" (2014)
Directed by Hong Jong-chan, Jin Hyeok, Jo Nam-gook, Nam Geon
Written by Kim Joo, Park Jin-wu
With Lee Jong-suk, Jin Se-yeon, Park Hae-jin, Kang So-ra, Jeon Gook-hwan, Choi Jung-woo,...
20 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00
As a child, Park Hoon (Lee Jong-suk) and his dad were kidnapped and taken to North Korea. He grew up there, learning to be a doctor just like his father...More
Kwon Yuri (Girls' Generation) is coming back with an affectionate romantic drama.
She's coming back with the mini drama "Break-up Suspension", revealed SM Entertainment on the 28th of July...More
The script reading of "Alice" starring Kim Hee-sun and Joo Won has been revealed.
SBS' new Friday-Saturday drama "Alice" is a human SF drama about a magical time travel of a woman who resembles her dead mother and a man who lost his emotions...More
MBC which was known as the 'Drama Empire' at one point, is now on a boundless Monday-Tuesday drama hiatus.
With the disappointing results of the highly anticipated "Dinner Mate", MBC has organized a TV show instead of a drama and hasn't even been able to come up with a plan for the next Monday-Tuesday drama...More
The new TV series "Alice" starring Kim Hee-sun and Joo Won is generating excitement as it is set to go on air next month.
Many fans cannot wait to see Joo return to the small screen, as the sci-fi drama is his first project since his discharge from mandatory military service in February last year...More
SBS dramas earned an average viewer rating of more than 10% in the first half of 2020.
Based on the first half of 2020 (01/01/2020 to 06/30/2020), SBS dramas overwhelmed other companies in ratings and revealed its presence as a 'drama kingdom'. According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings agency, SBS recorded 11.6% of the average household audience rating, surpassing the 10% wall, as a result of analyzing the ratings of dramas aired by three ground-wave broadcasters, tvN, and JTBC in the first half of the year. JTBC followed with 8.2%, followed by tvN with 5.5%, MBC with 4.3% and KBS with 3.7%...More
SBS' new Monday-Tuesday drama "Do You Like Brahms" will premiere on August 31st. "Do You Like Brahms" is a story about the barely shaky dreams and love of classical music students on the 29-year-old border. It is drawing attention as it is a drama of unrivaled sensibility that will attract viewers to the world of classical romance...More
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
The SBS drama "Dinner Mate" ended on July 14th with ratings of 4.3%. Though only a modest success, and a decrease from the drama's opening week which featured ratings as high as 6.1%, the main cast members were appreciative of their viewers' support. They expressed gratitude throughout the week for their fans...More
The new SBS drama "Alice" begins on the 28th next month at 10PM.
Joo Won and Kim Hee-sun's "Alice" is an SF drama about a woman who looks like her dead mother and a man who has no emotions...More
MBC, once called the "Drama Kingdom" is not rebounding. MBC's poor performance is prolonged in both ratings and popularity.
Last year, MBC dramas produced no works with ratings exceeding 10%. Although it was the first groundwave broadcasting company to change its broadcasting time from 10PM to 9PM, it did not improve in ratings...More
Amid the high popularity of original webtoon dramas, the importance of the character synchronizing rate, which determines the first impression of the drama, is steadily increasing.
The webtoon market has been growing in value over the past decade. According to a report released by the KT Economic Management Institute last year, the domestic and foreign 'K Webtoon' market, which was worth 150 billion won in 2013, is expected to exceed 1 trillion won in 2020...More
On the latest episode of the SBS Radio program 'Cinetown' actors Oh Ji-ho and Julien Kang appeared as guests. They were there to promote the upcoming movie "The Prisoner", an action movie about a detective who goes undercover at a prison fight club. The movie opens in theaters on July 23rd though it is expected to recoup most of its budget from the secondary distribution market...More
Actors Ji Jin-hee and Kim Hyun-joo have been cast for the new JTBC drama "Undercover".
"Undercover" is a remake of the British BBC drama of the same name. It depicts the story of an agent at the Agency for National Security Planning who has been hiding his identity for a long time and a human rights lawyer who became the first head of the agency for justice. The two main characters track down the truth against a huge force that holds and shakes the country. In the process of delving into the true nature of power, the theme of various facets of humans and what is right and wrong, is dealt with...More
Last month Lee Sang-yeob finished up "Good Casting" where he played Seok-ho, a man who had a romantic crush on the lead character Chan-mi, played Choi Kang-hee, who makes a transition from secretary to black ops agent. An interview with the actor has been making the rounds as it references the possibility of a second season. While "Good Casting" did all right in ratings, the drama still ended lower than it started and did not create significant popular buzz...More
From "Stove League" Lee Shin-hwa to "Good Casting" Park Ji-ha, new writers stood out in home theaters in the first half of the year.
Various dramas met with viewers early this year. Above all, while many people were just about getting tired of the prolonged COVID-19, the works that energized viewers with fresh materials and fun were recognized...More
The reappearance of Han Ji-hye into public life with the currently airing variety show 'Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant' has once again brought the actress into focus, with many wondering about the past of the once famous actress, and particularly her marriage. So it is that an old episode the SBS variety show 'Healing Camp' has come into focus which features Han Ji-hye frankly discussing her personal life...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "Dinner Mate"...More
Actress Park Ji-yeon-I is continuing her work in "Secret Forest 2".
She's starring in the new tvN drama "Secret Forest 2", which is an internal secret tracking drama in which lonely prosecutor Hwang Si-mok (Cho Seung-woo) and activist detective Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doona) meet again at the opposite point of the front line of prosecution and police investigation. Previously, "Secret Forest", which first aired in 2017, was praised for opening a new horizon for the genre, as it was recognized for its workability...More
KBS dramas suffered in the first half of 2020. Since "When the Camellia Blooms", which recorded the highest ratings of 23.5% for terrestrial mini-series last year, the performance of mini-series has been disastrous. KBS managed to save face thanks to the weekend drama "Once Again".
◆ Monday-Tuesday dramas in a slump, the humiliation of Wednesday-Thursday dramas...More
It was a new experience for actress Choi Kang-hee
to play an intelligence agent in the TV series "Good Casting"
, which ended last week.
Choi, who has usually played lovely, romantic roles, showed a tough side of herself in the action comedy for almost the first time in her 25-...More
The SBS Drama Department announced a fresh start in the new year of 2020. The Monday-Tuesday drama "Dr. Romantic 2" and the Friday-Saturday drama "Stove League" had pleasant first steps as they were on a double track. However, the Friday-Saturday drama "The King: Eternal Monarch", which was the most anticipated one for the first half of the year, ended with a disappointing performance, leaving a bittersweet feeling.
◆ "Dr. Romantic 2" highest viewership at 27.1%... "Jackpot"...More
Actor Woo Do-hwan is joining the military.
Key East announced on the 25th, "Woo Do-hwan is leaving for the military on the 6th of July. For safety and health reasons, the time and location of his admittance will remain undisclosed and he wishes to leave without a separate going away party or an official event"....More
Actor Yoon Si-yoon gave off a new charm through the July issue of lifestyle magazine Allure Korea.
In the photo shoot with a reddish color, he draws attention by capturing the charm of both sides with wet hair and a chic, yet natural look. Yoon Si-yoon shows his emotional side with a funny concept of holding a watermelon in his mouth and looking at the camera indifferently in a comfortable position. The combination of burgundy-toned sleeveless and black jackets has completed a pictorial that captivates the hearts of viewers, with the stylishness and soft charisma of a mature man...More
Choi Kang-hee made a speech about the end of the drama "Good Casting".
On the 17th, the actress said, "I watched the drama like a viewer myself, as it was pre-produced, but now I'm sad it's over. The drama felt like a present more because I watched people around me be happy while watching the drama at a hard time like this"....More
While leading men Ji Chang-wook and Kim Soo-hyun have garnered the most attention for their drama comebacks it is oddly ironic that both of their new dramas are actually centered around their leading ladies, with the major stars themselves filling the comparable role of straight men. So much of "Backstreet Rookie" is riding on Kim Yoo-jung, just as much of "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" is riding on Seo Ye-ji- albeit in very different ways...More
Last year Ji Chang-wook finished his mandatory military service and, to the great joy of fans, quickly got right back into making dramas with "Melting Me Softly". Unfortunately, the science fiction concept romantic comedy did not take off, leading some to suggest that Ji Chang-wook, in his rush to start work again, did not consider his available offers well, going too far off-brand...More
The fashion pictorial of The Neighbor, a high-end membership magazine featuring a different image of actress Han Sunhwa, has been released.
Actress Han Sunhwa returns with the new SBS drama "Backstreet Rookie" this month. With her steady acting transformation, she plans to transform herself into a career woman, Yoo Yeon-joo, who is in complete contrast to her previous work as Madam Go in "Save Me 2"...More
Actress Kyun Mi-ri is starring in the SBS drama "Backstreet Rookie".
She takes on the role of Yoo Yeon-joo's (Han Sunhwa) mother, Professor Kim Hye-ja. As an elegant and poise mother, she's a beautiful career woman who struggles to support her daughter's success...More
"The King: Eternal Monarch" left a lingering affectionate impression until the end. It was possible because of Lee Min-ho's passionate performance, which he had been running for eight months without a break.
SBS Friday-Saturday drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" ended its sixteenth episode on the 12th. Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho), who killed Lee Rim (Lee Jung-jin) and kept the emperor's calling for the first time in 26 years, later shared his daily life with Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun), who was finally reunited with him and traveled through various parallel worlds...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "Dinner Mate"...More
Actor Lee Sang-yeob is raising the stocks as one of the hottest actors today.
Lee Sang-yeob, who is drawing attention as a popular actor in charge of the start and end of the week, has been selected as a beauty model and is emerging as a hot actor in the advertising world...More
Actor Lee Min-ho still shows off his strong Hallyu influence by becoming the 'No. 1 Korean actor' with an overwhelming number of followers on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Weibo.
Lee Min-ho is a global top actor with the largest number of SNS followers among the Korean Weibo followers and is showing unprecedented popularity. Typically, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter reached 17.3 million, 16.6 million and 3 million, respectively, while Weibo surpassed 28.5 million as of June 16th. This is the number one record among all Korean actors...More
Lee Min-ho (33), Ji Chang-wook (33) and Kim Soo-hyun (32) return to the small screens after being discharged from the military. The three are the leading Korean stars in the Korean entertainment industry with a strong fan base at home and abroad. Some have already achieved painful achievements and others are about to launch a new work in anticipation, but they have something in common in that it is time for a new leap towards the 'long run' as actors beyond the name of 'Hallyu Stars'.
Lee Min-ho returned with SBS's "The King: Eternal Monarch", but struggled. The reunion with star writer Kim Eun-sook from "The Heirs" drew high expectations, but it ended bitterly amid falling ratings due to controversies surrounding the worldview, love line and excessive indirect advertising that was hard to understand...More
With the end of "The King: Eternal Monarch" and "When My Love Blooms", Studio Dragon passed a major stopgap in its current distribution scheme. So it was that on June 15th, stock price for Studio Dragon plunged 6.1%. The sell-off appears to have been motivated largely be foreign investors...More
Strategies that once seemed foolproof have taken a beating with "The King: Eternal Monarch" as the drama concluded its sixteen episode run with surprisingly week ratings of 8.1%. Many assumptions about South Korean dramas, from the interest of local audiences in fantasy settings to their willingness to endure obvious product placement and even to their affinity for certain popular stars are now much more ambiguous than they were before the drama aired...More
New behind the scenes "Running Man" crossover photos added for the upcoming Korean drama "Backstreet Rookie"...More
He is a 'multi-entertainer'.
Actor Jo Jung-suk hit consecutive home runs on the screen and on the music charts. The response is perfect, conveying, "As long as you don't do it yourself, you won't be able to do anything". As if he had received the blessings of the box office God, anything he touches hits the jackpot. He also earned the full rewards of running nonstop...More
"Born Again" ended with a sad ratings result.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Born Again" received 1.7% and 2.4% viewership on the 9th. The drama's record is 4.1% and it hasn't been able to break through 1~2% since then...More
On June 3rd the SBS Entertainment News program 'Access Showbiz Tonight' aired an interview with "#ALIVE" co-stars Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye. Though the movie will not come out for three weeks, Lotte Entertainment is making an aggressive marketing push, hoping the zombie flick will act as a capstone for the local film market's recovery this month...More
Shots of Lee Ki-woo dressed in a suit were released by Neverdie Entertainment, showing a charismatic and sexy look. In particular, he shows the standard of a fitted suit by showing a perfect model fit with overwhelming proportions that do not require correction, and a solid figure that is strengthened by exercise...More
No matter who wins the award, there is no disagreement.
It is outstanding just to just to hear their names. There is a fierce competition for the trophy. Amid heated competition, we are already curious about who will win the Best Actor award in the TV category. The media is so interested that it is considered to be the highlight of the Baeksang Arts Awards. The reason why the competition is so fierce is because all five candidates have shown reliable performances in their works to the extent that they are called 'lifetime works'. Who will smile brightly in the middle of the stage? The moment to face the result is only three days away...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "Dinner Mate"...More
On May 23rd the proposal scene in the most recent episode of "The King: Eternal Monarch" gathered much attention from viewers thanks to its beautiful shooting location...More
Highlight video and press conference photos added for the upcoming Korean drama "Dinner Mate"...More
There are some star writers whom every national actor wants to work with once. They are Kim Eun-sook and Park Ji-eun, most commonly mentioned as 'star writers'.
The two have been consistently creating hits with outstanding writing skills and the joining of stars since their debut. Their recent new works, SBS's " The King: Eternal Monarch" and tvN's "Crash Landing on You", attracted many people's attention...More
Over the weekend "The King: Eternal Monarch" only just barely managed to avoid hitting a new ratings low, with its eleventh episode Friday broadcast of 6.6% narrowly defeating the 6.3% ratings of the ninth episode, which aired the previous Friday. The Saturday episode had similarly weak improvement, improving from 7.8% to 8.1% relative to the previous week...More
On the most recent episode of the SBS entertainment news program 'E-news Exclusive' the program revealed old footage of Lee Yeon-hee from variety shows that have shed some light on her sudden marriage announcement. Though Lee Yeon-hee is getting married on June 2nd she had not prior to this announcement even been known to have a serious boyfriend...More
The masters of supporting roles are teasing some tremendous fun.
The new Monday-Tuesday drama "Dinner Mate" on MBC is about two men and women who have deteriorated their feelings of love, sharing dinner together, showcasing a delicious one-meal romance that makes them fall in love with each other's charms...More
"Run Boy Run" starring Jang Dong-yoon confirmed its release date to May 28th and released a special poster as well as some stills. "Run Boy Run" is about Do-won (Jang Dong-yoon), who used to be a rising sprinter, transferring schools after an injury, meeting his childhood best friend Jin-soo (Seo Byuk-joon) and getting involved in unexpected cases. This hard-boiled youth noir is about the growth of youths...More
The viewership for Monday-Tuesday dramas has dropped.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "Good Casting" rated 7.4% and 8.8%...More
"A prince on a white horse isn't a thing now"
"What kind of a female prime minister these days dreams of becoming the empress through marriage?"
These are some of the comments in the online community gallery of "The King: Eternal Monarch". Many have expressed dissatisfaction with the way female characters in the drama seem to depend on men...More
Actor Go Joon is attempting at becoming a 'rom-com king'.
Go Joon stars in the new tvN drama "Oh My Baby" as Han I-sang, a warm-hearted, but impregnable, celibate photographer who doesn't want to get married. Han I-sang doesn't care about the eyes around him and lives a YOLO life, enjoying his single living. Go Joon is raising expectations for Han I-sang, ranging from romantic eyes to masculinity and reliable physical strength...More
Candidates for the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards have been unveiled. Among them, special attention is being paid to the hero of the honorable Best Newcomer of the Year award, which happens only once in an actor's life. In particular, various candidates, from Jeon Mi-do to Han So-hee, will compete for the award.
On the 8th, the secretariat of the Baeksang Arts Awards announced the final candidates for each category, who have been active in TV, film and theater for the past year...More
At this point, 'no break' is their strategy.
Actors Namgoong Min, Park Hae-jin and Lee Sang-yeob have been working hard on dramas and are working on minimizing the gap between them and the viewers. With their diligence, they are also differentiating themselves from other lead actors who star in one or two dramas a year at most...More
Korean webtoons (K-Webtoons) are being visualized through various platforms and are being reevaluated. From a steady stream of TV dramas to Netflix's production that is definitely increasing, webdramas based on webtoons are increasing. The recent news of the production of the original webtoon drama proves this interest...More
A warm and touching two-episode drama comes this family month of May. It is tvN drama "Mothers - 2020" starring actress Han Hye-jin.
"Mothers - 2020" is the drama version of the SBS Culture Foundation Contest Best Short Film. The story begins with a tragic accident to a family and working-mom Jeong-eun, who lives an ordinary life raising her daughter with the help of her own mother. "Mothers - 2020" is the image of the remaining people and delivers the true meaning of 'family'. "Mothers - 2020" will be broadcast on the 4th and the 5th at 9PM...More
Yook Sung-jae announced his enlistment date. It's the 11th.
BTOB member Yook Sung-jae stated on his social media on the 3rd, "I thought hard about how to bring this up, but I think it's best I let my fans know in person, so here I am. You may be surprised, but I will be joining the military on the 11th of May"....More
The full cast for the upcoming drama "Backstreet Rookie" is finally coming into focus as the drama is confirming its final cast members. "Backstreet Rookie" stars Ji Chang-wook and Kim Yoo-jung as employees at a franchise convenience store. The drama has been billed as a romantic comedy, though there is a noticeable age disparity between the two leads...More
Actor Yang Se-jong is off to National Service this month.
Good People announced that he will be joining the military on the 12th of May...More
Actor Park Hoon successfully managed to transform into the great villain Baek Sang-ho.
Park Hoon played Baek Sang-ho, chairman of the Han Life Foundation and CEO of the Millennium Hotel in the recently ended SBS drama "Nobody Knows". Although he is an unknown person, it was revealed that Baek Sang-ho was at the center of the sex murder case, revealing his tyranny and facing a disastrous end. He left the most powerful impression among the villains in recent dramas, being undefeated to Kim Seo-hyung and Ryu Deok-hwan...More
"I will never hurt alone ever again. I've decided to kill anyone who lay hands on this man".
So far, there has been no such female character. Jo I-seo (Kim Da-mi) of JTBC's "Itaewon Class", which ended in popularity last month, rejects female characters who are forced to be pretty and obedient. Jo I-seo, who just turned 20, is active in both love and work. When someone bullies someone she likes, she approaches them and warns, 'to kill them all'...More
Actress Bae Hae-sun is starring in the new drama "Alice", according to J Wide Company.
The sci-fi drama "Alice" is about a man and a woman who part forever through death, going beyond dimensions and meeting once again, like magic...More
"Good Casting" surpassed the highest viewer rating of 14.3% in a moment, with its thrilling development that has been raging since the first episode.
The first episode of the new SBS drama "Good Casting" recorded 14.3% and 13.2%. In addition, the 20-49 aged viewer rating, a major target indicator for advertising officials, stood at 4.5%, topping the overall list, including entertainment and dramas aired on Monday...More
Actor Kim Nam-gil was honored with the 9th trophy for "The Fiery Priest".
Kim Nam-gil won the 'The Best Casting Actor Award' category. The 'Korean PD Awards Ceremony' is an award ceremony hosted by the Korean PD Association and it is very meaningful to select and award producers and broadcasters who have contributed to the development of free media and social culture personally selected and awarded from the eyes of producers...More
Infidelity is everywhere. The explosive popularity of jTBC's Friday-Saturday drama "The World of the Married", which recorded a viewership of 22.9% (based on Nielsen Korea), has brought back attention to the drama's main material, 'infidelity'. In the past, infidelity was only used as provocative material, but it has recently been treated differently by creating a luxurious atmosphere. Along with that, there were a series of issues with the affairs between casts in the broadcasting industry. Rumors of infidelity by some celebrities in the past have been raised again...More
Back in February of 2019 SBS had a big hit in the form of "The Fiery Priest", a crime drama starring major star Kim Nam-gil in the title role with exceptional ratings. Ever since then SBS has been on something of a hot streak, consistently churning out dramas that don't always break records, but do have strong performances and dedicated audiences. The recently finished "Hyena" is one such drama, that has even had fans clamoring for a sequel...More
The SBS Friday – Saturday drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" is up to four episodes now. However, anachronistic lines and failure to build characters earned the drama criticism.
The disappointed responses to the drama aren't limited to just online, but viewership went from 11.4% to 9.0%...More
SBS drama "The Nokdu Flower" won a bronze medal in the mini-series category at the 2020 New York Festival TV & Film Awards, according to SBS...More
"The King: Eternal Monarch" had all the makings of a major hit. The parallel worlds themed fantasy drama is the combeack feature of major star Lee Min-ho, and penned by perennial hitmaker Kim Eun-sook. And yet the drama has floundered with a weak 11.4% opening episode that dipped down to 9.7% in its fourth outing last weekend...More
Actor Park Hoon- played another 'life character' in "Nobody Knows".
"Nobody Knows" is a mysterious, but emotional drama about children on the edge and adults who want to protect them that poses the question 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' to those in this generation...More
Lee Sang-yeob from "Running Man" is at the prime time of his drama career.
Lee Sang-yeob, who has shown various characters, from handsome actor to dark Lee Sang-yeob who betrays his teammates for success in the TV show "Running Man", is on a roll starring in various dramas after his leap in popularity through entertainment TV shows...More
A pictorial and interview of actress Yoo In-young were published in Singles.
Yoo In-young's unrivaled beauty and perfect body pulled off the '90s manish look'...More
"Nobody Knows" ended with positive reviews and a consistent message from the first to the sixteenth episode.
"Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge.
The drama revealed subject consciousness by comparing the growth of children who heal through good grown-ups and Baek Sang-ho (Park Hoon), who becomes a monster through bad grown-ups. Even the line "Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?" said by Baek Sang-ho when he was caught by Cha Yeong-jin (Kim Seo-hyung), delivered a heavy message to the viewers...More
It was considered one of the most anticipated works in the first half of this year, but when it finally began, unexpected criticism poured out. We're talking about "The King: Eternal Monarch", the new SBS TV Friday-Saturday drama which is written by star writer Kim Eun-sook.
SBS's "The King: Eternal Monarch" ranked third in the Content Impact Assessment Index (CPI) in the third week of April (April 13-19) released by CJ ENM and Nielsen Korea on the 22nd. The CPI index is 233.7...More
Playing double roles is trending in drama.
There is something in common among the newly introduced dramas recently. It is the fact that one actor plays two roles in SBS' "The King: Eternal Monarch" and KBS2's "Born Again". In the past, there were also many dramas featuring 1-role 2-characters, but it is refreshing that the numbers of 1-role 2-characters have increased and they play important roles in the narrative of the dramas...More
Dramas have developed constantly, reflecting the times. In particular, the stories convey laughter, emotion, reversal and catharsis to people. Above all, the vicarious satisfaction that can be obtained through the main characters in dramas may be the biggest reason why people can't stop watching them.
In fact, the main character in a drama writes a success story that can be reached only by very few people and instead achieves viewers' childhood dreams. Viewers are bound to fall deeply into the story by substituting themselves for the main character in the drama...More
Lee Min-ho (left) and Kim Go-eun
An online press event for actor Lee Min-ho's much-hyped TV series was held in Seoul on Thursday, a day ahead of its airing. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the event went online, replacing the usual promotional junket...More
The stagnant ground-wave drama market is stretching. As ground-wave mini-series gained momentum last year, dramas exceeding 20% in viewer ratings are appearing one after another. The three ground-wave broadcasters' Monday-Tuesday dramas, which had been temporarily suspended, have also been reorganized, giving a lot of support to the production of dramas...More
Actors Lee Bo-young and Kim Hee-sun are coming back with different stories. They return to drama after two years, preparing to meet with viewers through new stories and roles...More
While the South Korean drama industry is generally dominated by star actors, screenwriter Kim Eun-sook has made a powerful reputation for herself over the years as a major hitmaker when it comes to her scripts. Over the past sixteen years ten dramas penned by Kim Eun-sook have earned at least 19% in the ratings. "The King: Eternal Monarch" is expected to add to those ranks when it's released next week...More
These women don't put up with the 'evil' that dawns on them.
The emergence of female characters who do not hesitate to commit misdeeds in the name of self-protection is making viewers at home feel better. Self-reliant women's characters are in fashion and new women characters who are relentless in removing those in their way are dominating dramas...More
While "The King: Eternal Monarch" already seems destined to be a major hit just due to its cast and crew, the eccentric premise of the drama is also a major point of interest. Much of the story takes place in a mirror image of Earth, with the titular King, played by Lee Min-ho, the ruler of an alternate Korea that still has a monarchical form of government. But this worldbuilding element is more common than one might expect, especially among popular dramas...More
Actress Han So-hee is being put in the spotlight for an old picture and a friend of hers said the picture is from when she used to be a model.
The same person stated that attention is being drawn on Han So-hee naturally as the drama "The World of the Married" is drawing attention...More
Actor So Ji-sub and former announcer Cho Eun-jung have registered themselves married.
51K made an official announcement on the 7th saying, "We have a great announcement to make. So Ji-sub has met his lifelong partner and has gotten married. They acknowledged their relationship in 2019 and based on their love and trust for each other, they've decided to register themselves married on the 7th of April"...More
The book titled "The 90s Born Are Coming" created a sensation. Those born in 1990 began to enter society and the way they understand and co-exist emerged as a hot topic. The same is true of the entertainment industry. The number of '90s actors who cry and make viewers laugh in the small screen continues to increase dramatically...More
Actor Lee Ki-woo represents the face of Prum Wellness now. His physique, exercising habits and self management allowed a healthy image to form and synergize with a health supplement brand.
Prum Wellness announced that it signed Lee Ki-woo as its model on the 1st...More
Actress Jeon So-min has decided to take a short break.
Entertainment I AM announced on the 2nd that she will be taking a break from activities because she's not feeling well, but that it's not COVID-19...More
There are three 'scene stealers' who boast more attractive acting skills than the main characters. Seo Yi-sook, Cha Chung-hwa and Hwang Young-hee, dubbed 'scene stealers', are some examples, as they keep the flow of the drama going smoothly, but don't miss out on the fun of the show...More
The Golden Line-up for April is set and ready to comfort those who are staying at home.
Social distancing is being practiced in the aftermath of the COVID-19. Spring has come, but the days go by without a moment to enjoy the warm weather. Many people have been 'staying home' and watching not just the TV, but Netflix, YouTube and other media platforms. Hence, each of these platforms have prepared themselves for spring in various ways. The increase of people staying home can be checked as they are replaying popular dramas from the past as well as the latest ones...More
Actor Woo Hyun is starring in "Good Casting" as Myeong Gye-cheol.
"Good Casting" is a comedy drama about an undercover agent selected in the worst-case scenario and a spying mission by upcoming Korean superwomen to investigate corruption involving the nation's largest conglomerate's technology leaks. It is helmed by director Choi Yeong-hoon...More
Actress Kim Seo-hyung is captivating viewers with her master-like acting skills in the SBS drama "Nobody Knows" and behind-the-scene cuts of her three different colors were released...More
Sources from "The King: Eternal Monarch" denied rumors about a casting dispute.
The new SBS drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" explained that the actor mentioned in this 'casting power trip' was cast for the role of a detective in October of 2019, but after an alteration, the character's age went up, hence, the fall through of the casting...More
The number of dramas with women in the main role is increasing. It's not just about being the main character. The cliché that female characters had has been torn down, as they appear as characters that strive for their own success, and not for a man, and protect their own selves, instead of being protected by a man. Analysts say that human-centered narratives are pushing away the gender dichotomous structure of women and men...More
They are coming.
For an actor, winning the grand prize is an honor everyone dreams of. This is because it is an honor for being the best actor with not only their acting skills, but also a box office hit. Actors who win the grand prize have long established themselves as 'trusted actors'. A star-studded lineup is on its way and exciting viewers...More
While the aftermath of COVID-19 has affected the broadcasting and cultural circles, broadcasters are looking to rebound by releasing new dramas starting this spring. Above all, ground-wave broadcasters, which temporarily suspended Monday-Tuesday dramas due to the worsening business conditions, will resume Monday-Tuesday dramas, igniting competition. On the general programming channels, a new drama will be launched in a new time zone, which will make it more competitive, and even cable channels, that have slowed down, will be able to find a variety of materials for viewers...More
Ever since video clips of actors Lee Sung-kyung and Park Shin-hye participating in church worship and public relations were released, Internet users are showing mixed reactions...More
Netflix has unveiled its 'TOP 10 of the Day' ranking, becoming an indicator of the popularity of Korean drama content in Asia.
In principle, Global OTT Netflix, which did not disclose its cumulative ratings or popularity ranking for service content, began releasing 'TOP 10 of the Day' on March 25th. The list was updated once a day by major countries, allowing Netflix users to gauge the latest trends in what content they enjoy watching...More
Some refuse to remain as child actors. It doesn't matter that they are in their teens. Actors born in the year 2000 who have become main stars in dramas and movies are coming. They have steady acting skills that are nearly as good as grown-up actors and their attitude towards acting makes them 'rising stars'...More
The new SBS drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" released pictures of Lee Min-ho as Lee Gon, the emperor of the Republic of Korea.
Starting in April, "The King: Eternal Monarch" is a fantasy romance drama in which a deity has unleashed a demon unto the world of humans, and that demon has opened the door to a parallel world. Lee Gon and a detective named Jeong Tae-eul join hands to close the doors and to protect the lives of the people and the ones they love. It is written by Kim Eun-sook, a legendary writer known for her talent in rom-coms, and directed by Baek Sang-hoon and Jung Ji-hyun...More
"Nobody Knows" has achieved its own highest ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, the first and second parts of episode 4 of SBS's "Nobody Knows", which aired on the 10th, recorder audience ratings of 7.8% and 9.5% by national household standards...More
There's going to be a Korean version of "Charlie's Angels".
The SBS TV drama "Good Casting" is a comedy drama about an undercover agent selected in the worst-case scenario and a spying mission by Korean superwomen to investigate corruption involving the nation's largest conglomerate's technology leaks...More
Actress Kim Ho-jung is starring in the SBS drama "Hyena".
Her agency announced on the 4th that Kim Ho-jung will take on the role Kim Min-joo, the second daughter of Kim Byeong-hoon, a lawyer who founded Kim Byeong-hoon's legal office, the predecessor of Song & Kim and the representative of the legal company...More
Actor Choi Won-young is starring in the drama "Alice".
"Alice" is about a man and a woman who part forever through death, going beyond dimensions and meeting once again, like magic...More
Actress Lee Sung-kyung expressed her feelings about the end of the drama "Dr. Romantic 2".
Lee Sung-kyung posted a picture of Doldam Hospital on her social media on the 3rd. She started her post with the words, "I've been putting this off again and again out of sadness, but I guess it's time"....More
The SBS drama "Stove League", which ended last month, is a 'straightforward office drama about the new captain of the lousiest baseball team, 'Dreams', preparing them for a new season. The drama ended with a viewership of 19.1% amidst popularity...More
Jun Ji-hyun is considering writer Kim Eun-hee-I's latest drama.
Her agency announced on the 3rd that she's looking through the offer, but hasn't decided on anything yet...More
SBS will be breaking away the SBS Drama Headquarters within March. This is a method of moving personnel from the drama headquarters to the SBS subsidiary The Story Works. The CEO of The Story Works is Han Jung-hwan, director of SBS Drama Headquarters.
SBS pushed for this move with the aim of launching early last year. This having fallen through, this time, it is highly likely to be discussed as a way to move the staff of the drama headquarters to The Story Works...More
"Nobody Knows" is finally out.
The new SBS drama "Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge...More
The entertainment industry is suffering due to the COVID-19 spread. Major events have been cancelled or postponed and production in contents such as drama and TV shows is experiencing major setbacks. That doesn't mean broadcasting should come to a stop altogether, so the showbiz is anxious.
Production is vulnerable to the virus, because many people come and go on sets and many shows take place in regional areas. Still, many dramas that are being chased by time are going on with the schedule. A production that's coming out with a drama early this year said, "We had to change all the plans. We postponed all outdoor filming and are filming in the sets. Masks and hand sanitizers are being distributed on the sites and temperature checks are being made, but there are still many difficulties. We are considering editing the scripts, even. If even one person gets sick, the productions, broadcast and actors will be tremendously affected"....More
So Joo-yeon was featured in a pictorial with fashion magazine Nylon.
The "Dr. Romantic 2" actress styled various make-up styles in white, instead of the white gown she always wears in the drama. Despite the pictorial being a different mood from what she has done so far, her understanding of the concept was very high and satisfying...More
Actor Namgoong Min is the first non-baseball related person to be on the covers of Dugout.
The actor is on the covers of the March issue of Dugout, a baseball culture magazine, as a result of the Baek Seung-soo craze...More
Actor Jung Il-woo is starring in a new drama called "Sweet Munchies" (writer Park Seung-hye, PD Song Ji-won) as Park Jin-seong.
Park Jin-seong is the sexy chef of a midnight restaurant. He is good looking with a good physique and loves cooking, making him the 'sexy cooking man'. He is even more attractive because he has a secret no one knows about. Jung Il-woo is apparently changing his looks and using detailed props to look like Park Jin-seong...More
Actress Jin Kyung is spreading out her wings in drama and film. The charismatic actress has made impressive performances in various works, but she's different in drama and film.
She played the role of chief nurse Oh Myeong-sim in the SBS drama "Dr. Romantic 2". Oh Myeong-sim is a caring mother-figure who couldn't care less about position and status when it comes to giving advice and telling hard truths. Her soft charisma clearly helped to increase the quality of the drama...More
"Forest" ranked No.1 among Wednesday - Thursday dramas, with a rating of about 5%.
According to Nielsen Korea, episodes 17 and 18 of the KBS 2TV drama "Forest" recorded nationwide ratings of 5.2% and 5.8% respectively...More
Following the successful conclusion of "Dr. Romantic 2" the cast and crew had been set to depart for a reward vacation on February 27th. The vacation was to last four days and three nights. However, concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak have scaled back this reward vacation...More
The major upcoming summer drama "Penthouse" is now officially behind schedule. The drama production announced that though the first script reading had been planned for February 25th it had to be pushed back to March due to concerns about COVID-19...More
Highlight video and press conference photos added for the upcoming Korean drama "Nobody Knows"...More
Actress Kim Si-eun-II is starring in the new SBS drama "Nobody Knows" and Choi Soo-jeong.
"Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge. It is led by Kim Seo-hyung, who caused a sensation with "SKY Castle"...More
The showbiz is also in a 'Coronavirus crisis'.
While the COVID-19 has put everyone on high alert, the broadcasting industry has also suffered a hard hit. Various events are being cancelled and even script readings, where actors gather together to mark the start of a drama, are being postponed. These are all in attempt to stop the spreading of the COVID-19...More
As "Dr. Romantic 2" finished its extremely strong run on South Korean television, one surprise figure returned to the drama unannounced. Kim Hye-eun, who appeared in "Dr. Romantic" as Sin Hyeon-jeong, popped up in the drama's final stretch...More
Drama worldviews have become diverse and solid, and expansion based on this is in process.
TvN's "The Cursed" is a supernatural thriller with an original worldview combined with a curse that harms humans and an indigenous Korean belief. Director Yeon Sang-ho tackles the screenplay of "The Cursed" and expresses he would like to continue the worldview and turn it into a season-drama or a movie...More
"Forest" and "Maknam Square" are on standstill because of "Mister Trot".
According to Nielsen Korea, the TV Chosun show "Mister Trot" rated 26.591% and 30.407%...More
"Forest" declined in viewership.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Forest" rated 5.5% and 6.2%...More
There's a reason why the drama line-up for 2020 is so highly anticipated. It's because star writers are coming back. Romance master Kim Eun-sook, human master Noh Hee-kyeong and other writers of different genres are coming back this 2020...More
SBS drama "Nobody Knows" is coming up on the 2nd of March, and a special webtoon has been released prior to the drama.
Kakao Page revealed a webtoon of "Nobody Knows" which depicts the story of the main character Cha Yeong-jin (Kim Seo-hyung) and why she decided to become a cop...More
According to news reports "Dr. Romantic 2" will end on February 27th. Though this was the previously assumed date for the drama's completion, it had not been confirmed due to the possibility of the drama being preempted or extended...More
Actor Jo Han-sun isn't used to his popularity yet.
The actor was a guest in the SBS Power FM "Kim Young-cheol's Power FM" on the 13th...More
In the past, entertainment TV shows had control of Friday night TV. However, there is a change coming, and the reason for that is behind the leap in drama content with solid stories.
SBS's Friday - Saturday drama "Stove League" ended with a record breaking 19.1% and 22.1% on the 14th...More
Interpreter Ahn Hyun-mo has become a celebrity after doing an impressive job simultaneously translating the first U.S.-North Korea summit, Billboard Music Awards ceremony and other news conferences. But she says she feels a little uneasy about her sudden rise to fame...More
"Maknam Square" is the highest ranking TV show on Thursday.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS TV show "Tasting Place" rated 5.1%, 6.0% and 7.0% on the 13th...More
If you're a fan of the dramas, you'd remember them right away. They are So Joo-yeon, Chae Jong-hyeop and Yoo Su-bin from SBS's "Dr. Romantic 2" and "Stove League", and tvN drama "Crash Landing on You". They have been getting some attention thanks to the dramas that are well over the average 15% in viewership, and bring life to the drama department.
So Joo-yeon takes on the role of a medical specialist in emergency medicine, Doctor Yoon Ah-reum in "Dr. Romantic 2". She is responsible for lifting up the mood in a dark environment and she's also in a romantic relationship with Kim Min-jae-I's role of Nurse Park Eun-tak. She's at a point where fans say watching Ah-reum is soothing...More
Actor Lee Je-hoon is making a special appearance on the final episode of the drama "Stove League".
"Stove League" is a 'straightforward office drama about the new captain of the lousiest baseball team, 'Dreams', preparing them for a new season. According to Nielsen Korea, the drama rated 18.2% in the Seoul metropolitan area, 16.8% nationwide and 19.4% in instant viewership...More
"Forest" topped the drama ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Forest" rated 6.1% and 7.4%...More
Gyeonggi-do Pocheon, Chunhye's Natural scenery and tourist attractions are in the limelight as a background for dramas.
SBS drama "Dr. Romantic 2" and tvN's "Crash Landing on You" were recently all filmed in Pocheon...More
Actress Choi Kang-hee has announced on her Instagram account that "Good Casting" has finished filming. In her post, Choi Kang-hee described herself as feeling somewhat empty, having for the first time in a long time not needing to go to the set in the morning...More
"Nobody Knows" star Ryu Deok-hwan's proven acting skills make their first appearance.
The new SBS drama "Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge...More
Medical dramas are a thing in 2020. The genre that has gained popularity with its unique sense of urgency and immersion hit the jackpot once again this year.
The SBS drama "Dr. Romantic 2" made a good start on the 6th of January. Breaking the 'follow-up jinx', it kicked off with a high viewership of 14.6% and hit the 20% mark (20.7%) on the 28th. It became the first drama to hit 20% this year and broke its record once again on the 4th of February (20.8%). The power of the drama title, actor Han Suk-kyu's existence in the drama, and Lee Sung-kyung and Ahn Hyo-seop's refreshing participation is causing the drama to follow a rising curve...More
What would it be like to have Kim Hye-soo as Geum-ja?
Actress Kim Hye-soo is going to tackle a new version of 'Geum-ja' as Jeong Geum-ja in the SBS drama "Hyena" that begins on the 21st of February...More
"Forest" is seeing the effect of being the only Wednesday - Thursday drama in its timeslot.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Forest" rated 6.2% and 6.9%...More
Back in 2016 "Dr. Romantic" proved a major hit because of its unusual idealistic take on the medical profession contrasted with bureaucratic reality. Though unusual at the time, the ideas presented in "Dr. Romantic" have become more mainstream since then, with "Dr. John" of 2019 being one noticeable example of a similar tone, albeit in the context of a very different subject...More
Webtoons will keep trending this year. Webtoons have been favored by many producers in that they have already been verified in terms of their workability and popularity, and have a solid existing hardcore fanbase.
The first webtoon drama this year is the jTBC drama "Itaewon Class" starting on the 31st. "Itaewon Class" has recorded the highest number of paid sales and a cumulative lookup of 220,000 views among Daum webtoons...More
Yoo In-young was featured in a magazine.
She posed and interviewed for the February issue of the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. She's styling candy colored outfits with unique props for the magazine concept...More
"Dr. Romantic 2" was the first drama to open the doors to 2020 and it's currently taking over the drama industry with its high viewership. With a starting record of 14.9%, "Dr. Romantic 2" is currently a favorite with 17~19% viewership. The presence of title role actor Han Suk-kyu is also alive and well since the first drama.
Teacher Kim (Han Suk-kyu) is an oddball genius who used to be called 'God's hands' once. He earned fame as the best doctor at a university hospital in the past, but now that's behind him, and he is the chief surgeon of a small hospital in the countryside. Teacher Kim has a sense of calling when it comes to saving lives. Despite life-and-death situations, he remains calm and performs surgery like no one else can...More
The New Year brings new anticipated dramas; from top star comebacks to webtoon dramas to dramas with women in the lead.
The return of the stars
Kim Hye-soo and Kim Tae-hee are just some of the few...More
Actress Park Eun-bin gives off a bubbly spring vibe.
She stars as Lee Se-yeong, the nation's first female and youngest professional baseball team leader in the SBS drama "Stove League". The actress is featured in the February issue of Cosmopolitan...More
Chae Jong-hyeop from "Stove League" sends his New Year's greetings.
YNK Entertainment's official Instagram released behind-the-scene cuts of the actor from "Stove League". With the pre-emption of the drama on the 24th and 25th due to the Lunar New Year weekend, it was a way to show its gratitude to viewers who have been supportive of the drama...More
SBS has begun splitting up an episode of the Friday / Saturday drama "Stove League" into three parts since the 17th. The baseball-themed drama broke through 10% in just four episodes and that's when the episode-splitting began. Some viewers even mock, "Just divide it into 9 innings like real baseball".
According to the industry, ground-wave broadcasters have been attempting these 'splits' since 2018. The move is aimed at securing advertising revenue, as broadcasters are suffering from deficits. Critics point out that it is virtually no different from a medium advertisement...More
There are two works waiting for viewers with 'healing romance' amidst dark and tense dramas. They are KBS 2TV's "Forest" and jTBC's "I'll Visit You When the Weather Is Nice".
There have been a number of works in the first half of this year that provide a sense of tension, by tracking down serial killers and digging up social absurdities. First of all, a prophet who sees the moment before his death in "The Game: Towards Zero", in which he delves into the secrets associated with a killer 20 years ago, has a common denominator with OCN's new drama "Tell Me What You Saw", a suspense thriller that tracks a serial killer who was thought dead...More
These dramas are more realistic than real life. Fans of baseball, and part-time teachers are all saying that it's their story. They are talking about "Stove League" and "Black Dog".
"Stove League", which deals with the story of 'Dreams', the lowest ranking pro baseball team, is the talk of the town. The drama began with 5.5% in viewership, but managed to hit two digits in just two weeks. The episode on the 18th rated 16.5%, and it's headed for 20% in no time...More
Lee Sung-kyung is one of the new faces in "Dr. Romantic 2". A young female doctor, her role is similar to the one played by Seo Hyun-jin in "Dr. Romantic". However, Lee Sung-kyung has distinguished herself in her portrayal of a rookie surgeon who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and has a crippling desire to always be the best. Her hair has proven to be one means of expressing these traits...More
The late Jeon Tae-soo has been gone for two years today.
Widely known as Ha Ji-won's brother, Jeon Tae-soo passed away suddenly on the 21st of January in 2018 after he was known to be suffering from depression...More
Actor Kim Min-jae-I appeared in the recently released February issue of Grazia Korea. The singer-turned-actor is primarily in the public eye as of late due to his role in "Dr. Romantic 2", where he plays the role of a young nurse...More
Actress Ahn Mi-na is coming back with the new SBS drama "Nobody Knows".
"Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge. The cast is made up of Kim Seo-hyung and Ryu Deok-hwan...More
There are over a 100 dramas a year and this has its downs for productions and ups for viewers. The keyword for this year is ' fantasy ' and ' well-made '. Top stars who are known for 'viewership guarantee' are standing in line with dramas for the year.
The fantasy vibe is stronger in dramas this year than tranquil. The most anticipated is, of course, "The King: Eternal Monarch" written by the best, Kim Eun-sook, starring Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun. "The King: Eternal Monarch" is a fantasy romance drama in which a deity has unleashed a demon unto the world of humans, and that demon has opened the door to a parallel world. The drama stands out in the way that each character has a unique set of skills...More
Though "Dr. Romantic 2" has been enjoying powerfully strong ratings, criticism of the drama's writing relative to the first season has been seeping in. In the most recent episode a young doctor played by Lee Sung-kyung takes a pill to calm herself prior to her first surgery. She subsequently collapses in an apparent overdose...More
On January 16th Kaist Entertainment posted a photo on its Instragram account regarding Ju Ji-hoon, an actor represented by the agency...More
Actress Go Ara re-signed with her current agency, Artist Company.
The agency says the agreement was based on deep trust and faith and promises to support the actress with everything she needs to carry on her career...More
Actress Yoo In-young was featured in the February issue of the fashion magazine Grazia.
Her hair shines and her skin glows in this pictorial...More
While "Dr. Romantic 2" has been setting excellent ratings via the depiction of its idealistic lead character, the medical profession in the real world of South Korea has been taking a beating...More
Actor Lee Seung-gi and his fan club shared some warmth.
It turns out Lee Seung-gi donated 100 million won (about $86,300) to the Shinchon Severance Hospital for the cost of rehabilitation for hospital patients. His fan alliance, AIREN, celebrated his birthday on the 13th and joined in the donation with 10 million won for patients who are undergoing rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries...More
From Park Seo-joon to Kim Soo-hyun, actors born in the year 1988 are taking over dramas this year.
Lee Min-ho, Kim Soo-hyun and Im Si-wan had to take a leave of absence to serve their duties to the country, and there others that filled in the empty spots as 'box office guarantee actors'. They are Park Seo-joon and Jung Hae-in. These two completed their military duties at the early ages of 20 and 21 and debuted as actors. Thanks to that, they were able to focus on their careers as actors without a hiatus, taking over the top positions in the drama industry...More
One of the major factors behind the success of "Dr. Romantic" was the charismatic performance of Han Suk-kyu in the title role. While Han Suk-kyu has reprised this role as expected in "Dr. Romantic 2" the actor's short screentime in his own drama has started to puzzle fans...More
SBS, like most networks in 2019, went through a series of ups and downs. But so far in 2020 SBS has had almost entirely upshot in terms of its drama performances, as both of its late night dramas are enjoying ratings numbers upwards of 15%...More
Has spring finally come for dramas? 2019 TV dramas faced a crisis. The plummeting viewership made broadcasting agents feel tense and they ended up getting rid of Monday dramas altogether. However, there's a drama that has been knocking on the 20% range continuously and bringing people back to watching TV.
"Dr. Romantic 2", which began on the 6th is highly popular with the viewing percentage of 18.0%. Based in the run-down background of Doldam Hospital, it tells the story of real doctors and stars Han Suk-kyu, Lee Sung-kyung and Ahn Hyo-seop...More
"Dr. Romantic 2" has cemented its number 1 position among Monday / Tuesday dramas.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "Dr. Romantic 2" rated 11.3% and 17.2% on the 13th...More
The scaling back of drama production late last year has led to a surprising outcome. Though major networks have tried to cut back on dramas citing low ratings, recent projects have seen dramatic improvements in this area. "When the Camellia Blooms" hit ratings of 23.8% late last year...More
Actor Kwak Dong-yeon's 2020 looks bright.
He's had a busy 2019 starting with the SBS drama "My Strange Hero", in which his strong character washed away any of his existing image...More
"Dr. Romantic 2" has confirmed that for the second season, the drama has retained the services of professor Song Geum-jong of Soon Chun Hyang University as the drama's medical advisor. Song Geum-jong is also a surgeon who is attached to Cheonan Hospital, and was also hired as the medical advisor for the drama's first season...More
At the SBS Drama Awards Gong Hyo-jin expressed a strong distaste for connecting promises to hypothetical awards wins, citing an incident where Ha Jung-woo dragged her along on one of his promises...More
On January 8th Han Ji-min caused a minor surge of interest on Instagram by posting a picture of herself being kissed affectionately by her young nephew...More
2020 has dawned. Celebrating 'The Year of the White Rat', the entertainment industry is also up for new expectations. Based on K-pop, which leads global trends, there is expectation in growth in various fields such as broadcasting, movies, dramas and performances. Also, attention is drawn to who will be the new face to shine this year and be loved by the public.
Grand Prize winners will be flocking to the home screens in early 2020. Viewers can't wait to see the unrivalled actors that stole the attention at the end-of-the-year award shows...More
Lead actor Han Suk-kyu for "Dr. Romantic 2" expressed enthusiasm for his latest project at a press conference for the drama, which was held on the same day as the drama's television premiere...More
Young blood is coming back this 2020 and they are Kim Woo-bin, Kim Soo-hyun and Kang Ha-neul. As they have been seeking new opportunities out of the spaces they've belonged to since their debut, they are determined to meet the new year.
Kim Woo-bin comes back after a 2 year hiatus. He marks the start with the MBC Special documentary "Humanimal". After he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in 2017, he has been concentrating on recovering his health and is finally coming back with a 5-episode documentary narration of the life, death and coexistence of humans and animals...More
Actresses with plenty of experience in acting are coming and they are Kim Hee-ae, Kim Hye-soo and Kim Seo-hyung.
Kim Hye-soo and Kim Hee-ae have stood firm in their places as actresses for a long time, and Kim Seo-hyung is now recognized as a creditable actress after a long period of no fame. They each walked down a different path, but they share a common factor, that their years of experience make them skilled actresses...More
Legendary dramas are coming back with second seasons.
Every broadcasting agency has a new line-up to present, and they are heightening anticipation. Meanwhile, dramas which were the most popular amongst viewers are coming back with season 2...More
It has been a long wait for us to get a solid first look into "Nobody Knows", but the first teaser has been well worth the wait. Brace yourselves, because Kim Seo-hyung is coming and she takes no prisoners. We have trauma, mystery, regrets of the past haunting the present and a youth who needs protection from powers beyond their control...More
The 2020 Year of the Rat has begun. The three ground-wave broadcasting stations are preparing new dramas and here is the line-up for the first half of the year...More
"Woman of 9.9 Billion" remained in first place despite a drop in viewership.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Woman of 9.9 Billion" rated 8.1% and 9.1%. This is less than the previous episodes, which rated 9.5% and 11.6%...More
The three who open the doors to 2020.
Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-kyung and Ok Taecyeon are opening the doors to the 2020 Year of the Rat. With the start of the New Year, the three ground-wave broadcasters are confidently releasing new work, and each of them will take advantage of their competitiveness to rein in the election...More
The January issue of fashion magazine Singles released a pictorial of Yook Sung-jae, the multi-entertainer who is coming back with the drama "Mystic Pop-Up Bar" in 2020.
This pictorial was taken in a Hanok concept with Yook Sung-jae in a traditional Hanbok and oriental patterns...More
First teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "Alice"...More
Suzy poses at SBS' year-end drama awards in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Kim Sun-ah was just one of many stars who were present at the SBS Drama Awards on December 31st. However, the lead actress for "Secret Boutique" left a strong impact on onlookers via her extremely distinctive hot pink dress...More
On New Year's Eve, Jang Nara and Shin Dong-yup presented the 2019 SBS Drama Awards. And now for the winners of the 2019 SBS Drama Awards...More
The 2019 SBS Drama Awards - Gents on the red carpet...More
The 2019 SBS Drama Awards - Ladies on the red carpet...More
The New Year is ready to meet viewers with new dramas, and actresses born in 90s with better acting skills. Based on limitless capabilities, they are raising expectations on their new and upcoming activities.
Lee Sung-kyung takes the start with the new SBS drama "Dr. Romantic 2" as Cha Eun-chae, a hard-working genius fellow from cardiothoracic surgery. She's putting on the doctor's gown once again for the first time in 4 years since the SBS drama "Doctors". As a former model, the actress has homework to do. She's appeared in several roles, but there are still differences in her acting. She says she will make a change through "Dr. Romantic 2"...More
2020 begins with new dramas.
With the start of the New Year, a colorful genre array of dramas is set to appear on TV. Viewers have high expectations, as they can meet works led by veteran actors such as Han Suk-kyu, Lee Sung-min and Sung Dong-il, who have lengthy experience, and acting skills...More
SBS is coming out with a new drama called "Penthouse".
According to SBS on the 27th, writer Kim Soon-ok and PD Joo Dong-min are working on a new drama called "Penthouse". It is a story about a woman's desire, motherhood, and real estate success towards the entrance of high society...More
In one word, the 2019 MBC drama journey was a 'recession'. That's because only a few dramas made it to the top box office this year.
In order to overcome the crisis, the schedules of the dramas had been changed, but it did not have much effect...More
Girl group AOA attend SBS' year-end music awards in Seoul on Wednesday...More
"Woman of 9.9 Billion" set its own record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Woman of 9.9 Billion' rated 9.9% and 11.4% on the 25th...More
With the 2019 KBS Drama Awards on the 31st, the network broadcasting awards relay has begun. While this reminds us that the end of the year is nearing, it is also a festival acknowledging those who have worked hard throughout the year and focuses on who the grand prizes will be awarded to. This year, network broadcasters regained their self-esteem by reclaiming the throne of dramas, which was lost to cable and general service channels, as they sought to change the genres and production time of series.
Who will be the ones to top off the year's final festivities? The MBC Drama Awards air this 30th while SBS and KBS will hold their shows on the 31st...More
"VIP" has ended by achieving its highest ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, the final broadcast of SBS's Monday-Tuesday drama "VIP", which aired on December 24th, rated 12.0% and 15.9% nationwide...More
SBS Drama Awards popular vote...More
Ahead of the end of "VIP" the various cast members of the drama spoke out about their feelings regarding the production. The drama has been quite popular, concluding its run at over fifteen percent ratings before its final episode on Christmas Eve...More
In 2019, the industry had a string of big-screen dramas with huge production costs. However, not all of the blockbuster dramas have been very powerful. "Arthdal Chronicles", which cost more than 50 billion won in production, didn't regenerate, despite broadcasting in three parts, and left a mark on its ego. "Vagabond", which drew attention for its 25 billion won investment plan and outstanding casting, couldn't quite cause a stir, and ended at barely a two-figure viewing percentage. The 'winners' were the ones that completely mesmerized viewers with not just bulk, but scenario, production and performance...More
"VIP" set a new record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 11.9% and 14.9% on the 23rd...More
If there's one universal pain that reaches most people with a beating heart, it's the unfairness and suffering faced by the young, which is exactly what SBS's upcoming "Nobody Knows" is set to highlight. The series has released its first teaser poster, which is tragic whether taken literally or symbolically...More
SBS Drama Awards 2019 teaser and nominees for the December, 31 2019 ceremony to be presented by Shin Dong-yup and Jang Nara...More
Namgoong Min, who plays Baek Seung-soo in the drama "Stove League", was featured in a pictorial.
This is his first drama in 7 months since "Doctor Prisoner" and he's been at a good 1-2 dramas a year. "Rather than resting, the time when I'm not working is harder", the actor said. "If an actor isn't acting, then he doesn't feel alive. There nothing else I'm good at or want to be good at besides acting. Acting is the source of my energy in life"....More
SBS Drama Awards 2019 teaser for the December 31, 2019 ceremony...More
Which KBS 2TV drama was the most popular this year?
With less than 3 weeks left to the year 2020, we compared and analyzed the results of Korean dramas that broadcast in 2019...More
Actresses are coming back in dramas with 'girl crush' characters.
With the New Year coming up, actresses are taking up the challenge of characters with strong personalities. They are in their 20s and 30s with creditable amount of reputation, but they have yet to cause a boom in dramas...More
"VIP" broke its own record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 11.2% and 13.9% on the 17th...More
The 2019 SBS Drama Awards hosted by Shin Dong-yup and Jang Nara start at 9PM on the 31st of December. Who will be the star who will enjoy the highest honor of receiving the Daesang, or Grand Prize award for an SBS drama? SBS, which struggled against general service channels and cable, has created a series of high-profile dramas this year.
First up is Kim Nam-gil from "The Fiery Priest", which aired a total of 40 episodes from February to April this year. The drama that ended on the 20th of April is about a hot-tempered Catholic priest named Kim Hae-il (Kim Nam-gil) and a detective named Goo Dae-yeong (Kim Sung-kyun), meeting each other on a murder case. The final episode of the drama rated 22%...More
"VIP" stayed on top.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 10.6% and 13.5%...More
The situation regarding Kim Gun-mo's sexual assault allegation once again escalated over the weekend, as police have gotten involved and allegations that the victim is blackmailing the star have taken increased prominence. Against this backdrop, Kim Gun-mo did not appear on the variety show where he prominently appears, 'My Little Old Boy'. However, SBS has not given a clear reason as to why...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "VIP"...More
Jeong Hyeon-min, author of the special SBS drama "The Nokdu Flower", which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement and the establishment of the provisional government of Korea, won the award in the drama category of the Korean Broadcasting Writers' Awards...More
The best indeed, or will the student surpass the teacher?
Han Suk-kyu and Seo Hyun-jin will clash on Mondays and Tuesdays. The two showed extraordinary performances in the SBS drama "Dr. Romantic" in late 2016 and now they're meeting each other as competition after three years...More
Will there be a season 2 of "Arthdal Chronicles" and "Vagabond"?
Among the most anticipated works in the drama industry in 2019 are tvN's "Arthdal Chronicles" and SBS's "Vagabond". The two series, which cost about 54 billion won (~$45 million) and 25 billion won (~$21 million) each, and gathered the production team and actors dubbed box office guarantee checkmarks, gained attention even before broadcast, and have achieved their desired results. They also raised expectations, leaving room for a next season, as we were faced with an open ending...More
"VIP" stayed on top of the Monday / Tuesday ranking.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 9.6% and 12.2%...More
On December 9th actress Lee Yoo-young appeared on the radio program 'Cinetown' to talk about her new movie "I Am Home", which appeared in South Korean theaters on November 28th. Lee Yoo-young plays the main character, a newspaper editor who moves back home to find that her home and her family's perceptions of home have changed...More
New teaser and behind the scenes images added for the upcoming Korean drama "Stove League"...More
The Republic of Korea is the 'republic of dramas'. There are 20 or more dramas airing every week and they can be seen on TV anytime. Some smile and some cry because of them. The 2010s are not an exception. Numerous dramas flickered and numerous more stars were born. The pop culture team of the Munhwa Ilbo selected the 10 best dramas that heated up the 2010-2019 period in terms of ratings, headlines and expert recommendations...More
Content warning: The following text contains mention of suicide.
Family, close friends and agency officials will be watching the send-off.
The late Cha In-ha was found dead by his manager in his house on the 3rd. The police believe his death to be a suicide.
The showbiz is in shock from the news of his sudden death. This is because the late Sulli (Choi Jin-ri, 25) died on the 14th of October and the late Goo Ha-ra died not even a week before his death...More
SBS announced on the 4th that it's considering the drawing up of the drama "Deluxe Taxi".
"Deluxe Taxi" is the story of a deluxe taxi driver who gets revenge on behalf of his passengers. It is based on an original of the same name by Carlos and Keukeu Jae-jin which was published on K-Toons...More
Their good looks, good mentality and good physique lead to good things.
While the various good deeds of stars are in the spotlight, Jung Woo-sung, Gong Yoo and Kim Nam-gil stand out the most. These actors started off as young stars and have now grown into major stars who lead major films and dramas. They have learned the ways to use their own self the right way and be righteous no matter how strong the storms of life are...More
The sudden death of actor Cha In-ha led to a wave of mourning through the night.
Many can't believe that he was reported dead on the 3rd...More
"VIP" set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 10.6% and 12.7%...More
As "Stove League" nears its premiere on December 13th more elements of the drama are coming into focus. Most notably, though the drama is focused around a baseball team, increasingly the story appears to be focused more around office management of a baseball team, than it is around baseball games directly...More
Will actress Jang Nara star in "Oh My Baby"?
Her sources explained on the 2nd that she has been offered a role, but she hasn't come to a conclusion yet...More
"VIP" is fixed in first place.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 8.3% and 11.3%...More
New stills added for the Korean drama "VIP"...More
Actor Hwang Hee's pictorial and interview were released on the 27th.
He was featured in the fashion magazine W Korea. Like his nickname 'the Korean Falcon', his broad shoulders and lean body gave off strong charisma...More
Actor Park Hoon is starring in "Nobody Knows".
The new SBS drama "Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge. The cast is made up of Kim Seo-hyung and Ryu Deok-hwan...More
Actress Jun Ji-hyun will be appearing in the Netflix Original drama "Kingdom - Season 2".
Her agency confirmed this fact, bit didn't mention anything further about the drama...More
The 'womance' chemistry is coming back.
'Womance' is an important element that leads to the success of a drama. JTBC's "Woman of Dignity", SBS's "Secret Mother", MBC's "The Goodbye Has Left" and tvN's "Search: WWW" upped their attractiveness by putting forward the friendship of women's characters and the process of bringing closure to their own conflicts...More
Behind-the-scene cuts of Kim Seo-hyung's pictorial have been released.
Cosmopolitan featured Kim Seo-hyung in the December issue based on the theme 'red'. She pulled off the colors and gave off unbeatalbe aura...More
Jung Min-gyu is taking on the leading role in "The Secret of Secret" as Lee Yoon-geon.
"The Secret of Secret" is a human romance webdrama about a prisoner's daughter named Ga-in and Korean-Kyrgyzstani Yoon-geon, finding out each others' secrets, healing one another and standing up against prejudice to no longer be hurt again...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "VIP"...More
It has been 15 years since Lee Seung-gi made his acting debut in the sitcom "Nonstop 5", and he has successfully made himself a sought-after star for sitcoms and romantic comedies.
Rarely given a chance to play in serious dramas and other genres, he always longed to broaden his acting horizons. His latest TV series "Vagabond", which ended last week, finally gave him the opportunity to show a different side of himself...More
Actor Seo Young-joo is coming back with "Nobody Knows".
"Nobody Knows" is a mystery tracking drama that poses the question, 'Would my life have changed if I had met a good grown-up?' and tells the story of a police officer who wants to protect children who are on the edge...More
SBS drama "Stove League" actor Namgoong Min seems different.
"Stove League", which is coming up on the 13th of December, is a 'straightforward office drama' about the new captain of the lousiest baseball team preparing them for a new season. Namgoong Min takes on the role of Baek Seung-soo, a 'number one maker' who begins to coach the lowest ranking team in the league...More
The SBS drama "Vagabond" was one that broke down numerous prejudices. This drama, which cost 25 billion won, proved that even dramas could be full of action. The whole process of digging up a conspiracy of military capital involved in a plane crash was like a Hollywood movie. The car chase from the first episode and physical action scenes continued to become topics of conversation.
But that freshness wasn't the only thing that mattered. It was actor Lee Seung-gi in the role of Cha Dal-geon, who lost his beloved nephew to an accident. He made sure viewers held on to the drama by throwing himself in never before seen action scenes. We met Lee Seung-gi in a café in Seoul and he said ""Vagabond" is like a gift"....More
"VIP" broke its own record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "VIP" rated 8.5% and 11.4% on the 26th...More
SBS has confirmed that next year's drama "Hyena" will begin on February 21st of 2020. The drama deals with high class lawyers for the wealthiest members of society. It stars Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon in the leading roles...More
Supernova's Jihyuk has turned into an actor.
He's starring in the SBS drama "Alice" coming in 2020. "Alice" is a sci-fi human drama about a man and a woman who say goodbye for good, but reunite magically as they go over the boundaries of time and dimension...More