On Twitter the television network MBC Dramanet recently announced that they would be reairing the 2018 short drama "You Drive Me Crazy". In general it is unusual for networks to bother to rebroadcast short dramas. "You Drive Me Crazy" is only two episodes long, about the same length as a movie...More
Although the teasers until this point have been wickedly cute, it is in this most recent teaser for "I'm Not a Robot" that we really get a taste of who our human-allergic hero and semi-robotic heroine really are...More
Marriage can often change one's social status, and one woman plans to use that social concept to better herself in "My Husband Oh Jak-doo". I'm not quite sure what I think about this, since I tend to dislike stories about ladder climbers, but I've appreciated Han Sunhwa's work in the past, so I'll withhold judgement until I see a bit more teaser material...More
How much fun are the promotions for this? At first I was a bit skeptical about the premise, but with these fantastical teasers and the fun new posters, I'm started to get psyched. This most recent teaser has Yoo Seung-ho and the team of brains (er, scientists) battling over different modes on the "robot" Chae Soo-bin who ends up getting fed up with it all and yelling. Tells me there might be a few difficult personalities to contend with, which will be oh-so-much-fun. Bring on a fake robot, a man with a woman allergy, and a crazy Uhm Ki-joon crazy professor...More
This main poster for "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" looks every bit as adorable and comfortable as the relationship between Han Ye-seul's and Kim Ji-suk's characters is reported to be. They are dressed smartly, but their expressions are relaxed, happy, and a bit goofy. I'm looking forward to watching this romance play out...More
Stills of Han Ye-seul looking casual in "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" were released. These reveal the part of her character who is not a starlet, but just a regular woman who goofs of with her friends and is looking for love. I particular love this opener where she has what looks to be half a tangerine in her mouth...More
Despite delays due to the strikes, Boy and Girl from the 20th Century is planning on holding its original air date, which is a happy thing. Promo material is pouring in to support the air date. This time we have a second teaser that is looking mighty cute with flashes from the past where first love bloomed paired with the present when they are successful adults. These adults are a gaggle of girlfriends in their thirties who are still looking for love...More
The first episode of MBC Dramanet weekend drama, 'My Unfortunate Boyfriend' showed the first encounter between Yoon Tae-woon (No Min-woo) and Yoo Ji-na (Yang Jin-sung).
On this day, Yoon Tae-woon, who is a professional gardener and a PhD in botany, was riding a bicycle carrying manure. But his bicycle fell down hitting a speed bump. Also, the manure he was carrying spilled over...More
Actress Yang Jin-sung and actor No Min-woo were seen kissing at a baseball game.
The two appeared at the LG Twins and Samsung Lions game on the 5th at the Jamsil baseball stadium...More
The first episode of "City of the Sun" caught viewers' eyes from the beginning starting with its spectacular and powerful car chasing scenes and the scene where the lead, Kang Tae-yang (Kim Jun) was chased after by mysterious gangsters.
Kang Tae-yang (Kim Jun), a recent college graduate entered a sub-contractor company for Hanguk Construction, which was a top prestigious construction company in Korea. He struggled to adapt himself to the new work place...More
Production on the nation's first 3D drama is currently underway, bringing the 3D boom from movies and sports to soap operas.
MBC Production on Sunday announced, "We are currently shooting the entire first episode of the third season of 'Chosun Police Season 3
' in 3D. Households with 3D TVs will be able to enjoy it in 3D on cable channel MBC DramaNet or the Skylife 3D test channel".
The new season of the historical mystery drama about a special investigative police unit in the late 19th century will kick off on Sept. 4.
MBC recently converted its drama "Kim Soo Ro
" and a making-o...More
He's a man with two characters. He is the cold expressionless man vs hesitant clueless man.
Lee Jong-hyuk in the MBC dramanet, "Byeolsoon Sword Season2" he is the cold heartless man and in the movie "Crush and Blush" he is the undecisive weak man. These two characters make him even more talented in being able to fulfill the two roles perfectly!...More
By Han Sang-hee
Investigation dramas are the trend on cable television screens. But instead of the ordinary cat-and-mouse plots, various headways are under way.
Korean fans have been loyal to these programs ― from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", and "Cold Case" to "Without a Trace". MBC Dramanet's "Chosun Police Season 1
" also caught the eye of local and overseas fans with its distinctive investigation plots carried out in the Joseon era (1392-1910) last year. The program was recently nominated in the television drama section of the 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Now, more local productions are joining in. OCN's "Don't Ask of my Past" (working title), tvN's "My Cop" and Super Action's "KPSI: Season 2" ((Korea Police Scientific Investigation)), are gearing up for a season of sexy, funny and serio...More
MBC "Coffee Prince
" and cable TV's MBC dramanet "Byul Soon-gum" are entering the 2008 Monte Carlo TV Festival in the TV series category. The Monte Carlo TV Festival is a world event held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, that recognizes TV movies, TV series (drama/comedy), news, and documentaries. It is one of the world's top 4 TV festivals, along with America's Emmy's, Canada's Banff TV Festival, and Italy's Prix Italia.
" entered into the comedy category of TV series. It seems the reason is how the unique theme of a cross-dressing woman's love is played lightly. Yoon Eun-hye
is a nominee for female in leading role.
"Byul Soon-gum" entered in the drama category of TV series. I...More
Traditional Korean music singer cum actress Oh Jung-hae
is one of the true artists of today. Her refined appearance and heartrending voice embody traditional Korean beauty.
Debuting through the old fashioned Miss Chunhyang pageant and best known for her appearance in the film 'Seopyeonje
', she is foremost associated with a tidy image after donning hanbok (Korean attire). But casual Western clothes also suit her well. Any fan of Korean film will remember her in Seopyeonje
, a sensational hit of the time, in which she painstakingly acted out her singing role.
Over the years, she has done many different things -- appearing in dramas, films, hosting a radio show and teaching at university -- in places all over the country, including Seoul and the Gyeongsang and Jeolla provinces.
Singer turned Actress Pursues Diverse Activities
Oh was afraid that her distinguished singing talent would...More
has been invited as a guest on a popular Japanese TV program.
Bomnal Entertainment, Hyun Young
's agency, announced yesterday that the model-turned-actress was invited to be in "Ojisans 11", a variety program on NihonTV. "She left this morning for a three-day trip which includes taping of the program and media interviews", they added.
"Ojisans 11" is NihonTV's poster program and broadcast all over Japan. It is a program with eleven hosts who provide practical information f...More
The Korean airwaves will soon be alive with "My Fair Lady
", when a TV reality show begins auditions to cast the role of Eliza Doolittle in an upcoming Seoul production of the beloved Broadway musical.
OD Musical Company, joining hands with ON media, one of local cable TV channels, is producing the first Korean version of TV reality shows selecting new musical stars. It follows a similar format that the hit BBC series "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" took two years ago.
The British TV production enjoyed incredible popularity and made Connie Fisher, a telephone operator, a new-born star chosen by the public to play Maria in the musical "The Sound of Music". The BBC program won the 2007 International Emmy Award for best non-scripted entertainment program.
Shin Chun-soo, head of OD Musical compan...More
By Kwon Mee-yoo
In late the Joseon era, Kim Gang-woo, a special crime investigator known as a "Byeolsoongeom", places a thin vinegar-soaked Korean paper with faint red blotches on a stone. Suddenly, blood drops are revealed. This "gocho" reaction is reminiscent of the luminol test, the up-to-date scientific process seen on the "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" series. This is not another C.S.I. spin-off, but "Byeolsoongeom", a Korean historical forensic science drama.
Byeolsoongeom is presently airing on the cable television channel MBC Dramanet at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, but is not the first show to feature these investigators. In 2005, "Mystery Documentary Byeolsoongeom", first aired as a pilot program on MBC during the Chuseok holidays and was included in the regular schedule in fall. It attracted a cult following, but failed to record high viewer ratings and so was cancelled after only five episodes.
Fans continuously requested the return of Byeolsoongeom, and it was temporarily revived as a two-episode New Year's special in 2006. Finally ...More
She is said to have debuted 6 years ago, but went rather unnoticed until the MBC drama series 'Air City
' which ended in July.
gathered attention through the role as Lee Jung Jae's junior NIS agent in 'Air City
' also starring Choi Ji Woo. She was the playful and cool tomboy amongst a group of male agents. With her thin features, black suit, and short hair, she brought out the question amongst viewers, "Who is that?"
And she finally was cast as the main lead in the upcoming MBC DramaNet series "Joseon Scientific Investigation Team - Byul Soon Geom" ("Chosun Police Season 1
") with On Joo-wan
"It's like a dream. I am truly enjoying going to the set and they say it is difficult because it is a historical drama, but I'm just enj...More
MBC Dramanet announced on the 23rd that Jun Jin
has been cast as the main lead of the 20 episode investigative documentary series 'Byul Soon Geom' ("Chosun Police Season 1
In 'Byul Soon Geom' which follows the story of investigative procedures in the late Chosun era, Jun Jin
will play the role of Kim Sa Yool, an elite detective with a sharp mind. He accepts the female lead character Seo...More
A number of Korean feature film projects were awarded production support and cash awards at the Asian Film Market (AFM) which ran for four days during this year's 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). The main event at AFM is the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), a project market where selected Asian film projects are presented to investors. Out of 130 projects submitted this year, 36 were selected for the market, an increase from last year's 27.
Among Korean awardees, director Lee Myung-se