Sunday, December 24, 2006

Han Ga In, Dennis O’Neil, and Jae Hee lead the SBS drama “Witch Yoo Hee "





















Han Ga In and Dennis O’Neil will costar with Jae Hee in the Wednesday-Thursday drama “Witch Yoo Hee ” scheduled to be aired by SBS on 3/14/2007. The PD is Jun Gi Sang whose previous dramas were “Sassy Girl Choon Hyang” and “My Girl”.

HGI plays the heroine Ma Yoo Hee hinting that the character is like a “Witch ”. Yoo Hee has independent personality and is the only daughter of the owner of an advertisement company and is working as an advertisement planner. She has superior talent in management and is hardworking and competent. She is the successor of the advertisement company. Moreover, she has dazzling beauty and she punishes men around her calmly. Thus people say that Yoo Hee could “stab to have one drop of blood without even showing up.” Although she is like a witch, she is lonely and has no lover, a woman tough outside but soft inside. After she is introduced to Tae Suk ( played by Jae Hee) who is a student learning cooking, she falls in love with him.
Dennis plays a perfect guy, warm and reliable, specializing in French cooking, lives in seclusion in Korea and concentrates on cooking. He is Tae Suk’s coach of love working hard as a middleman between Tae Suk and Yoo Hee. HGI’s previous drama was “Dr. Gang (MBC, 2006)” and Dennis O’Neil’s was “Sweet Spy (MBC, 2006)”.
http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/entv/200612/sp2006122008390458390.htm
http://spn.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2006/12/20/2006122000432.html
http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/entv/200612/sp2006120708185258390.htm
source:soompi cindyw88

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Park Shin Yang and Park Jin Hee lead the MBC drama “Money’s Warfare





















Park Shin Yang and Park Jin Hee are selected to lead the drama “Money’s Warfare ” scheduled to be aire by MBC in the first half of 2007.
Park Shin Yang plays a ruthless private moneylender. On the other hand, Park Jin Hee plays the role Suh Joo Kyung who is filled with righteousness. They meet due to Joo Kyung’s family’s debt and then fall in love with each other. PSY’s previous drama was “Lovers in Paris (SBS, 2004)” and PJH’s latest drama was “Come Back Miss Soon Ae (SBS, 2006)”.
credit CindyW88 soompi
http://news.goodday.co.kr/2006/12/12/200612121350062100.shtml
http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200612121159141110
http://spn.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2006/12/12/2006121201633.html

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Top 10 dramas of 2006 (TNS)


According to TNS, the top 10 dramas of 2006 based on average TV ratings are

1. Joo Mong (MBC) --- 38.5%
2. Peculiar Woman, Eccentric Man (aka Bizarre Bunch, KBS1) -- 34.5%
3. Chil Princess (aka The Infamous Chil Sisters, KBS2) -- 32%
4. Goodbye to Sadness (KBS2) -- 31.9%
5. The Sky (aka Dear God, SBS) -- 30.6%
6. Pure 19 (aka Pure in Heart, KBS1) -- 29.6%
7. My Love motnani (SBS) -- 24%
8. The Ballad of Suh Dong (SBS) -- 23.5%
9. My Girl (SBS) -- 22.9%
10. Palace (MBC) -- 22.6%
http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200612111436591110

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Jung Kyung Ho performs in the KBS2 drama “Time between Dog and Wolf

Jung Kyung Ho will costar with Lee Joon Gi in the drama “Time between Dog and Wolf ” scheduled to be aired by KBS2 in March of 2007. The main characters belong to the special investigation unit against an international narcotic drug crime organization. JKH plays the policeman Kang Min Gi who forms triangle relationship with Lee Joon Gi and Nam Sang Mi’s roles. The two main male characters also have a fatal confrontation.
The representative of JKH’s agency “Sidus HQ” states, “The production team considers that JKH could present both bright and dark side of the tough character Kang Min Gi very well.” JKH’s movie “Gangster High ” was debuted recently. His new movies include “Herb ” and “Inside Starlight ” costarring with Kang Hye Jung and Cha Soo Yun respectively.
http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200612060849421110
http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/cinet/200612/sp2006120622504458470.htm

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

korean drama tear jerkers recommend list


1. endless love ( autumn in my heart)

2. I'm sorry i love you

3. sad love story


4. endless love 2 ( winter sonata)


5. stairway to heaven


Monday, December 04, 2006

Yoon Eun-hye Offered Role in Taiwanese Drama


Singer-turned-actress Yoon Eun-hye has been offered to play a leading role in the sports film “Dunk” to be produced in Taiwan.Based on the Japanese manga “Slam Dunk,” the film will be produced with a budget of some 10 million US dollars, and Taiwan’s leading star Jay Chou has already been cast as the male lead.
The offer seems to have been extended to Yoon because of the popularity she enjoyed in Chinese-speaking nations as a member of the five-woman group Baby V.O.X and through “Princess Hours,” the MBC hit drama where she played a leading role.In July, an AP report had said that pan-Asian star BoA would act in “Dunk,” but her agency denied the report, saying, “No offers have been made to us, so we do not know anything about it. If we receive an official offer, we will consider it.”
source:kbs grobal

Friday, December 01, 2006

Singers-Turned-Actors: the Best and the Worst

In Korea, singers don't just sing to make a living any more. They try hard to map out a career cycle as entertainers, with the arch usually taking them into acting ventures of varying success. In soap operas particularly, some acquit themselves well. Others, however, provoke derision from Korea’s merciless Netizens for the way they flounce and pout around the sets.
In fact, the majority of soap leads are played by singers today. The Chosun Ilbo asked 14 writers and producers of hit dramas who the best and worst of the bunch are. We asked them to rank the top three in each category by giving three points to the best, two to the second best and one to the third.

From left: Rain, Kim Chang-wan, Kim Dong-wan, Lim Chang-jung and Eric


Among men, famously ambitious Rain came top with a score of 29 for appearances in “Full House” and “A Love to Kill.” Praise was fulsome. "He successfully appeals to the public with his ability to express feelings in a sympathetic way and by making the transition from singer to actor very naturally,” one panel member enthused. "He’s a jewel. It would have been such a loss if he hadn’t decided to act.” In second was Kim Chang-wan with 13 points, followed by Kim Dong-wan with 10 points and Lim Chang-jung with 9. Mun Jeong-hyeok or Eric, who landed in fifth with 8 points, got mixed reviews. Some said he was “taking full advantage of his pretty face and ability as an entertainer." Others were less kind.

From left: Jung Ryoe-won, Uhm Jung-hwa, Eugene, Seong Yu-ri and Lee Hyo-lee

Among women, Jung Ryoe-won came top thanks to her part in “My Name is Kim Sam-soon.” Jung "is able to reflect her own natural image into the role she plays in the drama," one panelist said. "She works hard at learning her craft. If you look closely at her eye movement, tempo, breathing and reactions to her partners, you can see that she studies the script really hard.” Uhm Jung-hwa came second with 17 points and Eugene in third with 12. Uhm is said to be able to play a wide range of parts, have a lively spirit as an actress and act very naturally. Eugene drew favorable responses thanks to her fluent dialect in the drama “I Really Really Like You” broadcast this year. She was praised for speaking dialect very well, which is not easy at all.
Overall, Rain came top with 27 points, followed by Uhm Jung-hwa with 14, Jung Ryeo-won with 12, and Lim Chang-jung with 11.
Who, then, is the worst singer-turned-actor? Seong Yu-ri held the sorry title with 21 points, followed by Lee Hyo-lee with 14, Park Jung-ah with 13, Kangta with 8, and Eric again with 5. Seong, our panelists said delicately, "has starred in several dramas but still has a long way to go.” Lee Hyo-lee, who was featured in the drama “Three-Leaf Clover,” was denounced as woefully miscast. The glamour girl “did not suit the character of a factory worker,” they said. In Park’s case, the difference between the singer’s image and her soap character was also judged too glaring.
source: (
englishnews@chosun.com )

Monday, November 27, 2006

Chae Rim leads the KBS2 drama "Oh Dal Ja’s Spring (오달자의 봄)”


Chae Rim (27) will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Oh Dal Ja’s Spring” scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 1/3/2007 following the final episode of “Huang Jin Yi”. Since this is the first drama of Chae Rim’s comeback to drama after two years, it has attracted many people’s attentions. Her previous drama was “Oh! Must Win Bong Soon Young” aired two years ago.
Immediately after the news reports about the casting and her comeback to drama, Chae Rim states, “For the time being, I am going to be devoted to performance and to recapture my fans’ loves.” The representative of the drama states, “Although the role Oh Dal Ja’s age is 33 years old, Chae Rim’s image matches very well with the character.” Oh Dal Ja is an MD of a home shopping channel. She is a super career woman having straightforward personality. She and a 27-year-old freelancer of a playmate enterprise (played by Lee Min Gi) have a "love contract".
Supporting cast of this drama include Kil Yong Woo, Kim Boo Sun, Kim Na Woon, and Lee Kyung Jin.
source:CindyW88 soompi

Huang Soo Jung is selected to lead the SBS drama "Salt Doll"


korean actress Huang Soo Jung ( 34) is selected to lead the Friday drama “Salt Doll ” scheduled to be aired by SBS on 1/5/2007. She plays a wife devoted to her disordered husband. Actor Kim Young Ho plays her husband and actor Kim Yoo Suk plays her first love who is the second generation of the owner of a large finance company. The drama is produced by “Shinyoung ENC ”.
The representative of her agency states, “Hwang Soo Jung has received many love calls recently after her drama ‘Huh Joon’ was broadcasted again in both China and Japan. During the past five years, she has been self-disciplined. She’d like to start her new entermainment career with matured performance.”
http://www.chosun.com/se/news/200611/200611240122.html
http://news.goodday.co.kr/2006/11/24/200611241012452100.shtml

source:soompi

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Chae Lim to Return to TV



Actress Chae Lim has been cast for the leading role of the new KBS drama “The Spring of Oh Dal-ja” scheduled to be aired next January. It has been two years since she appeared in her last drama, “Oh Phil-seung & Bong Sun-young.” Her return particularly draws attention because it takes place after her divorce from singer Lee Seung-hwan in March. Chae Lim will play Oh Dal-ja, a 33-year-old single woman working at a home shopping channel who is dying to find a boyfriend. Lee Min-ki will play her opposite.

source:kbs grobal

Ryu Si-won to Appear on NHK Drama

Actor Ryu Si-won, who is seeing growing popularity in Japan, will be the first Korean star to act in a drama on the island country’s public broadcaster NHK. The Japanese press said Wednesday that the Korean actor will appear in the daily morning drama “Getting Clearer” to be aired from April 2 next year.
Dealing with the struggle of an urban woman working at an old inn in the country to succeed as a businesswoman, the drama will feature Ryu for one week as a Korean star staying at the inn. He has already finished shooting his segment in Japan. This is the second time that he has appeared in a Japanese TV drama since September last year.

The Korean actor is also working as a singer in Japan and will appear on “Music Station,” the famous music program of Asahi TV, on Dec. 10.

The Chunichi Shimbun reported that Ryu, who made a successful debut in Japan with the single album “Sakura (Cherry Blossom),” is very likely to be invited to appear on NHK’s year-end all-star program, which Masahiro Nakai, the leader of the popular Japanese group SMAP, and leading actress Yukie Nakama have already been chosen to host.

Meanwhile, some Korean entertainers have appeared on Japanese dramas produced by private broadcasters such as Fuji TV and TBS, but not on NHK.

source:kbs global

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Myung Se Bin will perform in the MBC drama “Palace S – Prince House


Myung Se Bin (30) will collaborate with Se7en, Huh Yi Jae, Kangdu and Park Shin Hye in the drama “Palace S – Prince House ( S) ” scheduled to be aired by MBC on 1/10/2007. She plays the empress which was played by Lee Yoon Ji in “Palace (Season 1) ”. MSB’s previous drama was “My Life’s Special” airec by MBC in February of 2006.
Also, the name of the drama is changed from “Palace 2” to “Palace S ( S)” due to its storylines relating to Start , Special Story , Spin-Off , and Secret .
source:soompi

Monday, November 20, 2006

Park Kun Hyung is selected to lead KBS2 drama “When Spring Comes "


Park Kun Hyung is selected to lead the Monday Tuesday drama “When Spring Comes scheduled to be aired by KBS2 in January, 2007, following the final episode of “Queen of Snow”.
He plays the role Lee Jung Do whose grandfather and father were legendary thieves. Even so, he overcomes this obstacle, passes law exams, and becomes a prosecutor. His costars include Park Shi Yun, Lee Ha Na, and Lee Han . The filming is scheduled to begin in November. PKH’s previous drama was “Miss Kim’s One Million Dollar Project” aired by SBS in 2004. He also performed in movies “Innocent Steps” and “Mr. Wacky ”.
source:
http://sports.hankooki.com/
lpage/entv/200611/sp2006111307551458390.htm

Friday, November 17, 2006

Korean Song to be Used for Hollywood Movie

A Korean singer’s song will be used as the closing song of a Hollywood film to be shown in Korea. “Last Game” from Jang Woo-hyuck’s second album has been chosen to end the action fantasy film “Night at the Museum” by Shawn Levy.

The director himself participated in the selection of the dance hip-hop song among other Korean songs that the film’s Korean distributor, 20th Century Fox Korea, recommended to its headquarters.

Starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, “Night at the Museum” depicts an extraordinary phenomenon where animals and insects on display at a natural history museum come alive every night. Some 150 million dollars was spent to bring them to life on the screen

Sponge Entertainment, Jang’s agency, said that they are very pleased with the selection because it is very rare for a Korean song to be used for a Hollywood film.

Korean Wave Washes Over USA


Lee Young-Ae and Ji Jin Hee star in Jewel in the Palace (Courtesy YA Entertainment



Winter Sonata is one of the most popular
Korean dramas
(Courtesy KBFD)

Millions of Americans follow the romances, feuds and misadventures of the characters on television soap operas. Many of these daytime melodramas have been on the air for decades, and their successful formula has been reproduced in evening prime-time series. Other countries produce these dramas, as well, and South Korean productions have a growing American audience

Their followers don't get much more passionate than the fans in Hawaii. When South Korean singer and actor Kim Min Jong performed in Honolulu earlier this year, fans went wild, even though many didn't even know what he was crooning about. One young woman called herself 'a blond-haired, blue-eyed Korean fan girl.' "I really love, I love the Korean culture, love the movies to death," she gushed. "I like a lot of the dramas, there's just something about it that just grab me." Another woman in the audience, an African-American, chimed in, "I really enjoy the fact that the Korean dramas are really wholesome, they're a lot more wholesome, in their story lines than the American soap operas."

These fans are addicted to Korean television dramas. They say they love the story lines, the good-looking actors, the family values and the music. "Most of the stories are highly emotional," says one. "So you cry a lot, you laugh a lot."

Korean dramas also feature plenty of good old-fashioned romance. But unlike American soaps, there's no steamy sex or violence. That's what appeals to Nora Muramoto, 60. "American dramas are too violent," she says, "they were getting too violent and too much sex involved. And after seeing Korean dramas it was so clean."

Muramoto is also drawn to the charismatic and sensitive male characters in the dramas. "As a Japanese-American woman married to a typical Japanese samurai guy, whatever he says goes. And he tends to wear the pants [be the authority] in the family. Whereas the Korean soap opera guys, they're more compassionate, caring, they take care of their wives and you know they communicate well."

Muramoto has gone to South Korea twice to visit the locations where her favorite Korean dramas were filmed. A few years ago, she founded the Hawaii K-Drama Fan Club, with her friend Gerrie Nakamura, who says the dramas inspire a cultural connection. "When Korean dramas came out," she recalls, "I knew that out there, there were pretty, handsome and Asian, just like me, people, that were able to be heroes, you know, they could be the stars and they could be the hunks." She says she felt connected to that.

Korean dramas have been on the air in Hawaii for more than 20 years, longer than anywhere else in the United States. Jeff Chung, a 38-year-old Korean-American, is general manager of KBFD, which in 1989 became the first station in the world to broadcast the dramas with English subtitles.

Winter Sonata is one of the most popular Korean dramas (Courtesy KBFD) His favorite Korean drama is Winter Sonata. "It is the drama that really sparked the whole Korean pop culture and Korean drama craze in the world," he says, adding that it was extremely popular in Japan as well as in Honolulu. Chung says his audience and revenues really grew in 2002 with the broadcast of Winter Sonata. "It's a fairytale love story, about finding your first love, when you thought that person had passed away in an accident. And it's a great story."

Unlike the stories on American soap operas, which can continue for years, Korean dramas usually end after 16 or 20 episodes. Theodore Jun Yoo uses the dramas to teach students about Korean culture in his history classes at the University of Hawaii.

The professor's favorite mini-series is Dae Jang Geum or Jewel in the Palace. The historical drama, set in the 16th century, is based on a true story about a poor orphan, who beats the odds to become the king's first female physician. "For those who don't know the Chosun period, it was a very patriarchal society," he explains. "And to see a woman deal with all kinds of tribulations and overcome them, I think is extremely empowering, but also entertaining."

TV dramas like Jewel in the Palace are part of what's being called the Korean Wave: dramas, movies and pop music from South Korea that have swept across the Hawaiian Islands and are starting to catch on, on the U.S. mainland. Korean dramas are now being shown on TV stations in major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

They've been available on DVD with English subtitles since 2003. The Mountain Apple Company began distributing them more than a year ago, and their sales have grown continuously. Company president, Leah Bernstein says she thinks she knows why. "The story has a beginning, it has an end. It has a point. And people are really gravitating towards it. It makes you feel good."

It makes Hollywood feel good, too, good enough to begin producing U.S. versions of more than a dozen Korean films. The first, a remake of the South Korean romantic fantasy Il Mare - also known as Siworae - was released earlier this year as The Lake House.
By Heidi Chang Honolulu, Hawaii04 October 2006
source :voa

Bae Yong-joon Drama Set Becomes Top Tourist Site

Bae yong jun top korean actor

Up to 30,000 Japanese women will head to Jeju to catch a glimpse of Korean Wave star Bae Yong-joon, affectionately known as Yonsama in Japan. That is because on Sept. 5, shooting of “Taewangsasingi,”a story of the Grand King Gwanggaeto (375~413) of the Koguryo Kingdom, starts.

JAM Tour, which organizes exclusive tours to the shooting location, says it has been looking for customers from Japan and has already gathered some 5,000 female admirers of everyone’s favorite son-in-law. “Even though we explain that actually getting to see Bae Yong-joon shoot a scene won’t be easy, people are lining up to book,” a staffer says. Jam Tour coordinated the dates to match up with shooting times for the drama, and some 1,000 in batches of 200 are expected to visit the set in September alone. By the time filming wraps up next February, some 30,000 are expected to have taken the tour.

Agreeing to ban camcorders or cameras so as not to interfere with the filming, the company was awarded sole rights for the tours after six months of negotiations. A 63,000-pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3m) set that includes a school for nobles and a royal palace and reproductions of the residences of aristocrats in Jeju city is about 75 percent finished.
Over 100 Japanese reporters crowded the set of ‘April Snow’ with top Korean heartthrob Bae Yong-joon in Samcheok city, Gangwon Province on March 17, 2005.

And already it has become the top tourist destination for Japanese women visiting the island. During the last six months, 31,240 Japanese women have visited Jeju, a 55 percent increase over the 21,000 that visited in the same period last year. Even though the public is not allowed on the entire construction site, 100-150 people can be seen standing around taking pictures every day.

The 24-episode series, which is chock-full of top stars, also features Choi Min-soo, Jung Jin-young, Park Sang-won and Moon So-ri. It will air starting in March next year.
Source: english.chosun.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

prince hours (goong 2 palace 2) interview


Main leads of Goong 2 interview
Main leads of Goong 2, I got casted without knowing
The main leads of MBC Drama Goong 2, which will be shown in january next yr, came together through the autumn special Great! MBC program.
Se7en, Heo yi jae, kang doo, park shin hye talked about their own characters and about filming.
Se7en: the character Lee Hoo is optimistic and lives by principles but also jokes around alot. It seems like this character suits me

Park Shin hye This is the 3rd time the 4 of us have met. It feels good that the four of us are communicating to each other well.

Se7en's first impression towards Park shin hye and Heo yi jea I first saw them on internet news and seeing them in real life is cool

Kang doo Before the news came out, i didnt konw who i would play against. I searched on the internet and found out.

Se7en I found out that i was in the drama only after i read the news. I saw the leads and thought Ah so that's how it's turned out to be! . When i read about the Lee hoo character, i thought Wow, that's me! he said laughing.

Great MBC will be shown on the 4th at 5:40pm
credit:popcornfor2.com

korean song lyric 1

korean drama song lyric
Title so in love
love story in harvard ost


Spring, summer, fall & winter dreams..
Those are shinning like a star
They keep whispering,
"I'm so in love with you"

Spring, summer, fall & winter love..
It is breezing to my heart
and it keeps telling,
"I'll make you rainbow smile"
I remember when we were angels,
when we dreamed about us
All my days were happy just
like a snowy christmas
I wish i'd have them always..

Every step i make writes a story
It is full of the heart
feeling love of my life
and missing friends of my time
I Wish i'd have them all..

In Spring, summer, fall & winter days..
we've been sharing all the hearts
love shines in my eyes
love just won't fade away

I remember when we were angels,
when we dreamed about us
All my days were happy
just like a snowy christmas
I wish i'd have them always..

Every step i make writes a story
It is full of the heart feeling love of my life
and missing friends of my time
I Wish i'd have them all..

If you'd all the way show me the world
where I will stay in love
All my days will be white
just like a snowy christmas
You're just all I need

Korean-American korean TV star Daniel Henney

Profile
Name : Daniel Philip Henney
Birthday: 28/11/1979
Height : 188cm
Weight : 72 kg
Family : Father (British), mother (korean)
Education : America UIC, Economics Major - edit by saera. Business Communications major and minor in theater @ University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC)
Interests : Sports, reading, travel, climbing
Specialty : Guitar, basketball

Daniel Henney
started modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and has worked in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan. After his debut in Korea last year with an advertisement for the men’s cosmetics line Odyssey, his face became better known in commercials with Jeon Ji-hyun for Olympus cameras and Kim Tae-hee for Klasse air conditioners. He only made the leap to drama with “My Name is Kim Sam-soon.”

KoreanTV Series
Spring Waltz (KBS, 2006)
Hello Franceska (MBC, 2005) guest
My Name is Kim Sam-Soon (MBC, 2005)

korean Movies
Seducing Mr. Robin (2006)

source:drama wiki

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Park Eun Hye will perform in MBC daily drama Bad Woman, Good Woman

11/7/06 – Park Eun Hye 28) will costar with Choi Jin Shil, Lee Jae Ryong, and Sung Hyun Ah in the daily korean drama “Bad Woman, Good Woman ” scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2007.

She plays the role Song Ji Woo who is the main male character Song Gun Woo (played by Lee Jae Ryong)’s younger sister. Ji Woo is a career woman working as a production PD. Ji Woo’s elder brother has been living double life with two women, one is his wife (played by CJS) and another is his mistress (played SHA), for six years. The representative of the production team states, “Park Eun Hye’s peculiar elegance could present the modern charm of the character Ji Woo very well. Thus she is selected to play this role.”
credit mydaily
korean tv drama news update

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sung Hyun Ah, Lee Jae Ryong and Choi Jin Shil costar in MBC daily drama "Bad Woman, Good Woman

korean Actor Lee Jae Ryong and korean actress Sung Hyun Ah will join Choi Jin Shil to perform in the daily drama “Bad Woman, Good Woman scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2007.
This drama portrays that the courageous heroine Se Young played by Choi Jin Shil, tries to maintain the weak and dangerous relationship with her husband after she learned the fact of his extramarital affairs. LJR plays CJS’s role’s husband Kun Woo who has extramarital affairs with the role Suh Kyung played by SHA. Suh Kyung’s husband is played by korean actor Jun Noh Min .

The PD is Lee Dae Young whose latest drama was “Be Tough, Geum Soon (MBC)”. The script writer is Lee Hong Goo who wrote for dramas including “The Land (, SBS)” and “M”. The filming is scheduled to begin in November.
http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/entv/200610/
sp2006102319053058390.htm

credit:CindyW88 soompi

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Prince charming

By JERMYN CHOW
He is a heartthrob who sets hearts aflutter in Asia and has nabbed numerous lucrative endorsement deals. But for now, all Kim Jeong Hoon can think of is sleep.
Despite all the perks that come with fame, the poor chap has hardly had any shuteye for the past month, averaging no more than three hours a night.

And the weariness is apparent when the Korean star ambles into a room overlooking the skyline of Kangnam, Seoul, almost an hour after the appointed time.

Kim Jeong Hoon’s star is set to soar further with the release of his first solo album, Five Stella Nights.“Chesonghamnida,” says the lanky actor as he bows slightly, acknowledging his own tardiness. Chesonghamnida is Korean for “sorry”.
You give the 26-year-old the once-over, trying to find some semblance of South Korea’s 10th most beautiful man (according to a recent online poll by youths done in the country) in the person before you.

What you see is no dashing hunk but a young man of delicate frame who looks knackered and who covers half his pale, but otherwise flawless, face with a baseball cap.

Even as you try to establish eye contact, his eyes say something else: exhaustion.
Our translator explains that the actor had been held up at the hospital where he was seeking a panacea for insomnia, which has plagued him for the past week.

“I don’t know why I just cannot sleep. Maybe I’m used to not sleeping much when filming Princess Hours,” he explains.
Indeed, while filming the hit drama early last year, he was clocking 15 hours a day, seven days a week.

Even now, there is no respite, as he goes into overdrive in the recording studios to prepare for the launch of his new Japanese album soon.
To top it all, he has to cope with his university studies.
Such is the current lifestyle of Kim, who shot to regional fame after starring in the comic book-based romantic drama Princess Hours.

In South Korea, the show was a bona fide hit, achieving ratings of more than 30% viewership. A show is considered a mega-hit once it hits 25% viewership, such as dramas Jewel in the Palace and My Lovely Sam Soon.

How popular is he now? A couple of trips to Taipei in the last few months also saw “tens of thousands of girls” following him everywhere he went, say Taiwanese newspapers.
Though Kim relishes being associated with the popular show, he makes it clear that he is not as magnanimous as his on-screen persona

Though Kirn relishes being associated with the popular show, he makes it clear that he is not as magnanimous as his on-screen persona Lee Yul, a prince who wants to succeed the throne in a fantasy constitutional monarchy Korea.
The actor confesses to being prone to “mood swings” and says he is “not as kind-hearted and soft as Yul”.

But he does share something in common with the ambitious prince in that he “wants to do well and always seeks new opportunities”, he adds.
For sure, he has impressive academic credentials.
The book-smart chap topped an examination in 1999 and was admitted to the nation’s top institution, Seoul National University, to study dentistry.

Some fan sites even peg his IQ score at 146, just four points shy of scientist Albert Einstein’s. And guess what, Lee’s pet subjects are physics and mathematics.
Unfortunately, juggling acting and singing in the now defunct boyband UN (United N-Generation) had taken a toll on his studies.

He dropped out of Seoul National University to pursue acting and Japanese in Chung-Ang University, where he is now in his final year.
“It wasn’t a difficult decision as dentistry turned out to be quite different from what I had expected,” he chuckles, flashing that trademark impish grin that has captivated women fans.
“I was getting bored of it.”
Having proved his acting chops in Princess Hours, he now wants to showcase his singing prowess.

His star is set to rise further with the release of his solo album, Five Stella Nights, in Japan soon, which he is releasing under the moniker John Hoon.
Not surprisingly, he will be singing – in Japanese – about love and heartbreak.
But what about this man-boy’s love life?
His lips part to form a wry smile as he shakes his head, before uttering in a smattering of English: “Too tired ... I just want to sleep now. No time for girlfriends.”
Still, he is kind enough to let on that he had to give up his affections for a girl he fancied two years ago, after finding out that an older friend of his liked her first.

“It’s only the right thing to do. Like what you see in the drama, we have to respect our elders. We are still quite traditional,” he laments.
So is he currently looking for a companion, you ask?

He bites his nails, fiddles with his cap, revealing a little more of his face, before he says with a laugh: “I’m happy hanging out with many of my good friends who are girls.”
Perhaps such humility is the reason this unassuming chap was recently voted the most “prince-like Korean actor” in a poll in China, beating co-star Joo Ji Hoon and the auntie-killer, Bae Yong Jun.

Sadly, his astronomical rise also means that Princess Hours fans will not be seeing him in the second season of the highly-rated drama.
He and his three co-stars – Joo, Yoon Eun Hye and Song Ji Hyo – will not return to the show because they have other work commitments.

Still, despite his busy schedule, the actor apparently makes time for his hobby, manga.
Talking about his pet subject, he becomes very animated. He sits up straight and asks you for your favourite characters.

Even though you confess you are no manga fan, he attempts to pique your interest, rattling on about his favourite titles such as Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong.
The comics have helped him in his career, he declares, as from them “I pick up a few tips on how to better express myself”.

For the first time in our 40-minute chat, he leans forward, looks you in the eye and says: “I just want to seize the moment. Why think about the future? When I was four, I wanted to be a physics laboratory researcher and look at what I’m doing now.” – The Straits Times Singapore / Asia News Network

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

korean season drama

korean television series
4 season korean drama











1. Autumn Tale
Also known as: Autumn in My Heart / A Tale of Autumn / Autumn Story / Endless Love


Cast : Song Seung Hun as Yun Joon-suh
Song Hye Kyo as Yun/Choi Eun-suh
Won Bin as Han Tae-suhk
Han Na Na as Shin Yu-mi
Han Chae Young as Choi/Yun Shin-ae


Synopsis

Yoon Joon-suh (Song Seung Heon) and Yoon Eun-suh (Song Hye Gyo) are siblings. Eun-suh is in fact from a different family as she was accidentally exchanged with another baby, but no one knows about this fact until one day, when Eun-suh has an accident, her blood is tested only to discover that her blood type is completely different from her brother's. After this discovery, their parents move to the US, and leave Eun-suh behind with her biological mother. Ten years later, Joon-suh returns to Korea and he begins to search for Eun-suh. Their reunion after being apart for ten years raise their childhood memories and soon they fall in love. However, their pure love will not be so easy because Joon-suh already has a fiancee who loves him very much. And Eun-suh has a partner, Han Tae-suk (Won Bin) who has loved her for his whole life.
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2. Winter sonata
Also known as: / Winter Ballad / Winter Love Song / Endless Love 2

Cast :Bae Yong Jun as Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyung
Choi Ji Woo as Jung Yu-jin
Park Yong Ha as Kim Sang-hyuk
Park Sol Mi as Oh Che-lin


Synopsis

Winter Sonata begins when Joon-sang (Bae Yong Jun) moves to a new high school in search for his biological father. Yu-jin (Choi Ji Woo) and Sang-hyuk (Park Yong Ha) have been close childhood friends; though Sang-hyuk wants to be more than a friend, Yu-jin sees him merely as a brother. On a trip together with some other high school mates, Oh Chelin (Park Sol Mi), Jin-suk (Lee Hye Eun) and Yong-kuk (Ryu Seung Soo), Yu-jin is saved after an accident by Joon-sang and after that they get to be really close and she opens up his cold heart. However, circumstances and fate dictate that their love will never be. He abruptly disappears from their lives.
Ten years later the old High School buddies get together to celebrate Yu-jin and Sang-hyuk's soon to be wedding. Yu-jin who was deeply in love with Joon-sang, still has this fire in her heart for him, even though he's been out of her life for a decade. But at this party Oh Chelin's new boyfriend arrives, and he looks just the same as Joon-sang. Could it be him or is Yu-jin only dreaming?













3. Summer Scent

Also known as: Scent of the Summer / Summer Breeze / Summer Fragrant / Endless Love 3

Cast :Song Seung Hun as Yoo Min-woo
Son Yeh Jin as Shim Hye-won
Ryu Jin as Park Jung-jae
Han Ji Hye as Park Jung-ah
Shin Ae as So Eun-hye


Synopsis
Yoo Min-woo's (Song Seung Heon) first love was Soh Eun-hye (Shin Ae). No love was greater than the love between these two...until Eun-hye get's into a car accident. Eun-hye dies...leaving one thing left behind...her heart. Shim Hye-won (Son Yeh Jin) has suffered from a terrible heart disease ever since childhood. Miraculously she finds that she will be obtaining a heart from a donor, Soh Eun-hye.
Suffering from the pain of a heartache, Min-woo goes to Paris to study...the memories of Eun-hye still rest in his heart. When he returns to Korea, fate takes a turn and brings Hye-won and Min-woo together. When the two first meet, Hye-won's heart (Eun-hye's heart), oddly beats faster when she is around Min-woo.
Park Jung-jae (
Ryu Jin) is Hye-won's boyfriend. Park Jung-ah (Han Ji Hye) is Jung-jae's sister and she meets Min-woo in Italy and falls for him...
Hye-won doesn't know why or what she feels when she's with Min-woo...and Min-woo feels guilt toward Eun-hye, because the feeling of love rises once again as he continues to see Hye-won...
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4. Spring Waltz

Cast:Seo Do Young as Yoon Jae-ha
Han Hyo Joo as Park Eun-young
Daniel Henney as Phillip
Lee So Yeon as Song Inna

Synopsis

Spring Waltz is the fourth and final installment of Yoon Suk Ho's season drama series. The first drama was Autumn Tale, followed by Winter Sonata and Summer Scent.

In order to escape debts, Lee Su-ho and his father run away to the family's home town, a small island isolated from the rest of the world. While Su-ho's father goes on a short trip, he leaves his son under a friend's care read more

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bae Yong-joon Signs Up for New korean TV Drama

Bae Yong-joon, the Korean actor who starred in the hit korean drama ``Winter Sonata,’’ will play King Kwanggaeto of the Koguryo Kingdom in the upcoming historical television series ``Taewang Sasingi.’’ The series will be produced by Kim Jong-hak and scripted by Song Ji-na, the team behind numerous popular dramas. It will comprise of 24 episodes, with the total budget estimated at 20 billion won. King Kwanggaeto was the greatest conqueror not only during the Three Kingdom period (57 B.C.-A.D. 688) but also throughout the country’s history. Under his reign, the territory of the kingdom was expanded to Manchuria, which currently belongs to China. With production to begin from October, the new series will be aired next year, but the network that will air it has not yet been decided. Bae, dubbed ``Yonsama’’ by his Japanese fans, became popular throughout Asia for his role in ``Winter Sonata.’’

bae yong joon new drama

The Story of the Great King and Four Gods
Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi
Producers: Kim Jong-hak (PD), Song Ji-na (Scriptwriter) The Sandglass, Dae Mang (A Great Ambition)
24 episodes
Cast:Bae Yong Joon as Dam-deok (Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang ) Who was Dam-deok (Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang)?: He was the 19th king of Goguryeo (lasted from 37 B.C. to 668 A.D.). During the time of Dam-deok, Goguryeo was the most powerful nation in East Asia (yes, even the Chinese dynasty couldn't defeat Goguryeo). At age 11, he was made the Crown Prince and became King when he was 16. In 396, he attacked Baekje (a nation Southwest of Goguryeo) and took over the northern area above the Han River. He defeated the many invasions made by the Yeon Dynasty (China) after 400 A.D. During his reign, the number of castles he took over numbered in the hundreds and villages numbered in the thousands. However, he died at an untimely age of 39.
Storyline: Jumong, the founder of Goguryeo, establish Goguryeo with his Four Gods: Cheong-ryong (Blue Dragon), Baek-ho (White Tiger), Joo-jak (Phoenix), Hyeon-mu (symbolized as a turtle). The Japanese may know them as Seiryuu, Byakko, Suzaku, and Genbu. Jumong marries Soseono, who had a big part in the founding of Goguryeo. They have two sons, Onjo and Biryu. When the son of Jumong's first wife came to Goguryeo in search of his father, and is named Crown Prince, Soseono takes her sons, Onjo and Biryu, South and establishs Baekje. This is how Baekje and Goguryeo were known as 'brother countries'.
As time passed, the Four Gods secluded themselves from society and watched as Baekje and Goguryeo's relationship worsened (worsened more mainly because Goguryeo's king was killed in a battle between Baekje and Goguryeo).
One day, Ju-ahn, 'Hyeon-mu' of the Four Gods, sees two stars sour up into the sky. Since one came from the palace in Baekje, it predicted the birth of 'Su', later known as King Ah-shin. The other star came from Goguryeo, prophesizing the birth of Dam-deok, later known as Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang.
Realizing that his new master has come to the world, Ju-ahn awaits in the vast Manchuria with a young girl, Sujini, to see which of the two will be his master. Sujini was picked up as an orphan by Ju-ahn and considers Ju-ahn as her father.
Therefore, the story is on the Four Gods looking for their master, Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang, who was an expert in tactics, the woman he loved (Sujini), who was also loved by the coldhearted King Ah-shin.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Lee Jun Ki : top new korean actor

korean actor : lee jun ki



profile
Name : Lee Jun Ki (Joon-Ki, Lee)

Birthday .: April 17, 1982

Height : 178 cm

Weight : 66.5 kg

Blood type: B

Religion: Christian

Hobbies: computer games, soccer/football, internet, singing and dancing.

Specialty: Tae Kwon Do 3rd Degree, Hapkido, Taekkyeon 1st degree

Languages: Korean, Japanese, English and Chinese

Ways of relieving stress: dance, sing and dance while drinking

Favorites food: Steaks, curry and Pizza

Favorite colour: red and blue

Favorite drink: Coffee

Favorite animal: puppy

Favorite season: autumn and spring

Most saddest moment: when his grandmother died

Hobbies : Martial Arts, Watching Movies

Education : Seoul Arts University - Movie Part

Debut : 'So, Basic' Advertisement Model (2001)

Awards : 2006 Baek Sang Best New Comer Male, 2006
Baek Sang Popularity Award, 2006
Baek Sang ‘In style’ Fashion Award, 2006
Netizen Best New Comer Male, 2006 Max Movie
Best Actor (King’s Man – Lee Junki)

Movie:
Fly Daddy (2006)
King's Man (The King and the Clown)(2005)
Flying Boys (Ballet Dancing School) (2004)
Hotel Venus (2004)
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Lee Jun-ki Appears in Korea-Japan Joint Film

Actor Lee Jun-ki has been cast in the Korea-Japan joint production "First Snow" directed by Han Sang-hee, who earned a reputation for producing music videos by working with famous singers including Rain and Ivy.
The Japanese Sponichi Shimbun reported Wednesday that Lee had participated in the movie's first shoot in Kyoto on Monday, with rising Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki playing opposite his character.

Lee plays a Korean university student who moves to Japan when his father gets a job there as an exchange professor. He has a brief but romantic fling with a high school girl (Miyazaki) with a complicated and difficult family background.

The film is co-sponsored by CJ Entertainment and Kadokawa Herald Pictures and produced by Guardtec, which also produced Lee's recent film "Fly Daddy Fly.

" The two stars expressed their hopes in shooting the film. "I hope this film helps improve friendly relations between the two nations," Lee said. Miyazaki, who is appearing in a foreign film for the first time, said, "I will study Korean hard so that I can speak it naturally and act naturally."The 21-year-old actress rose to stardom through her role in "Nana," which became a big hit in Japan last year. Despite her short career, she has been recognized for her performances several times. She received the best actress award at the Festival des 3Continents in 2002 and the young actress award at the Nikkan Sports Film Award.

"First Snow" will end shooting by the end of the year and be released concurrently in Korea and Japan next spring. Source: KBS Global, Innolife.net

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http://english.kbs.co.kr/entertainment/news/1416561_11858.html

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hyun Bin top korean actor

Hyun Bin top korean actor from top korean drama
my lovely sam-soon

character :Hyeon Jin-heon / 27 years old / Owner of restaurant Bon Appetit /
Jin-heon is an enviable man – young, good looking, and rich. His mother owns a hotel, and he operates the restaurant Bon Appetit. While he seems to have everything, he actually lost his brother and sister-in-law in a terrible car accident that also left him with a permanent leg injury. Since the accident, he has blamed himself for what happened and has held a cynical view of the world. His negative disposition had worsened when his first love Hee-jin left him without a word three years ago. Then one day, an older, chubby woman comes into his life. What she says and what she does is disturbing to him, but he can't help but miss her when she is not around

Hyun bin profile
Name: Hyun Bin (Hyeon Bin)
Real Name: 김태평 /
Kim Tae-pyung (Gim Tae-pyeong) /
Profession: Actor
Date of birth: 1982 September 25
Height: 184cm
Weight: 74kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Talent Agency: Star M Entertainment

korean drama
MBC Nonstop4 (2003)
KBS The Bodyguard (2003)
MBC Ireland (2004)
MBC My Name is Kim Sam-soon (2005)
korean Movies
Spin Kick (2003)
Daddy-Long Legs (2004 )
A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

daejanggeum : drama location

dae jang geum (jewel in the place ) : korean filming location

Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace has been designated by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. It appeared in episode 1 depicting the procession of King Yeonsangun, episode 3 depicting the procession of King Jungjong, episode 51 where King Jungjong is prevented from entering the residence of his son Gyeongwondaegun, and episodes 51 and 52 in which King Jungjong walks and talks with Jang-geum. more info

Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village was the location of episode 54, in which Jang-geum gives birth to Min Jung-ho’s child, and Jang-geum, Min Jung-ho and the baby become a family. It is also the site of episode 51 in which Jang-geum takes care of smallpox patients in a village. Numerous other scenes were also shot here more info

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Scenes of little Jang-geum undergoing training at the palace in episodes 3 and 4, the cooking competition in episode 8, the training of women doctors and Naeuiwon (medical facility in the palace) scenes in the latter episodes, and many others were filmed at Haenggung Palace
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About Shin Chae gyung -Yoon Eun Hye

top korean actress

characters
Shin Chae-gyung / Played by Yoon Eun-hye Chae-gyeong is a student at an art high school. She wears training pants under her school uniform and uses slang on a daily basis. Despite her family’s difficult financial situation, she is lively and cheerful, and has creative talent. She hates Prince Lee Shin who attends the same school, saying that he has a prince syndrome. Because of her family’s situation, however, she is forced to consent to an arranged marriage with him. As she gets to know him better, she discovers his loneliness and begins to feel compassion. While struggling to adapt to palace life, Yul makes his appearance. He is kind to her and this attracts her, but she can’t help thinking about Lee Shin. Chae-gyeong is an optimistic character who manages to deal graciously with the veiled attempts to take the throne. She brings a cheerful and genuine presence to the stony atmosphere of the palace and gradually changes other members of the royal family. See how this ordinary high -school girl turns into a respected princess.

ProfileName:Yoon Eun-hye
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Height: 169cm
Weight: 48kg
Blood type:
BFamily: Parents, younger brother
Siblings: First-born amongst 1 son, 1 daughter
Education: JoongKyung High SchoolProfession: Actress, Singer
Hobbies: Watching movies, writing letters
Talents: Drawing
School: Kyung Hee University
Trivia: Yoon Eun-hye was formerly in Baby V.O.X., she was the last member to join.
TV SeriesGoong (MBC, 2006) The Vineyard Man (2006)
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http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yoon_Eun_Hye
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Sam Soon Syndrome

The MBC TV drama hit "My Name Is Kim Sam-soon" is giving rise to a highly contagious condition identified as Sam-soon Syndrome that can empty entire streets of all signs of life and plunge sufferers into a topsy-turvy world where plain is beautiful and assertiveness does not put a woman beyond the pale.

The show, which hit the airwaves on June 1, recorded nationwide viewer ratings of 30.5 percent (TNS Media Korea) in just four episodes.
But on June 30, the program's 10th episode recorded national viewer ratings of a staggering 41.7 percent.


Last year, MBC's "Daejanggeum" and SBS's "Lovers in Paris" recorded highs of 57.8 percent and 57.6 percent, respectively, but "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" is the first drama this year to climb above 40 percent.

The syndrome first manifests itself in symptoms of empathy and identification with an entirely fictitious character. Single Korean women in their 20s and 30s are particularly prone to discover themselves in the eponymous heroine.
Sam-soon is lovable because she has so many faults. As another character, Jin-heon the restaurant owner, tells her, "You're attractive. Your charm is that you don't realize you're attractive.'


At 30, Sam-soon is almost an "old maid". Her face is pretty enough and her body on the plump side. She can be a little outrageous at times. Coming from a distinctly unglamorous home, she is the third daughter of a mill, has been dumped by boyfriends who wanted something more, and is in debt to her young boss to the tune of W50 million (about US$50,000).
She has a mountain of complexes. There is nothing spectacular about her.


And yet sufferers from the syndrome love her even as she reflects their melancholy selves.
Nor are they turned off by her brutally frank speech and actions. Watching her pound away at men with her fists, they see and, what is worse, approve of a character presenting a startling contrast to the Cinderella-like heroines of other soaps.


Sam-soon has some things in common with the actress that plays her, Kim Sun-ah, who boldly showed off her boyfriend when the drama's production was announced, just as Sam-soon would have done.

Her awkward accent, the product of a long time living abroad, is no longer a minus factor for the actress, who was brought up in Japan as well as in the United States. Instead, her unique slow pronunciation adds to the charm of the character.
The members of the program's online fan club are beyond recovery. "Sam-soon makes us realize that there are many more normal, hard-working people than there are wealthy and beautiful ones," they gasp.


source
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507040021.html

Primetime TV ruled by Koreanovelas

By Isah V. RedIsn’t it ironic that Philippine primetime television is ruled by drama series from Korea? But, that’s what it is these days.

Korea’s no. 1 TV drama for 2005 is now in GMA Network’s most popular primetime fare. It premiered on Feb. 13 and after close to eight weeks, My Name is Kim Sam Soon has won the hearts of female viewers all over the country as it speaks of women empowerment and proves that being plain doesn’t necessarily mean ugly.


Primetime on GMA-7 is capped by back-to-back Koreanovelas, with My Name is Kim Sam Soon airing after Encantadia and followed by the no. 1 Korean drama in 2004, Jewel in the Palace.
My Name is Kim Sam Soon is a charming romantic comedy. The heroine is neither sexy nor sophisticated; she is an old maid in Korean culture. Kim Sam Soon (played by Kim Sun Ah, who purposefully had to gain weight for the role) is actually referred to as the “Bridget Jones” of Korea (with the wild imagination of Ally McBeal).


Kim Sam Soon breaks the stereotype of a romantic hearoine—she is chubby, unglamorous, tactless, vulgar, and can speak her mind. She hates her name and wants to legally change it to Hanna. In spite of all this, her being honest, wonderful, and endearing makes her attractive to Cyrus (Hyun Bin), the guy who owns a French restaurant where Sam Soon works as a pastry chef.

The series spawned the “Sam Soon Syndrome” in Korea where women began to feel more empowered. It served as a reality check. A woman need not be slim and gorgeous to snag the rich, handsome guy next door. In reality, there really are more ordinary-looking women than the romanticized rich and pretty girls.

This unique romantic comedy begins one Christmas Eve when Kim Sam Soon was dumped by her boyfriend. She gets so depressed about it that she absent-mindedly goes into the men’s room. This is where she first encounters the rich and handsome Cyrus.

When Cyrus asks her to pose as his girlfriend. She agrees since she desperately needed the money to change her name. Yet she soon discovers that she can’t help but fall truly in love with him. And just when it seems Cyrus is starting to care about her, Hanna (Jung Ryeo Won) comes back from Los Angeles.

I have been hooked to My Name is Kim Sam Soon since it premiered on GMA-7. While Jewel in the Palace seems like an epic and therefore interesting, what I found charming in Kim Sam Soon is the naturalistic approach to the story. In the original Korean version, Sam Soon narrates her story and how she fell in and out of love with Cyrus.
source:manilastandardtoday

Friday, October 20, 2006

AZN TV to Offer Online Episode

AZN Television will become one of the first cable channels to offer viewers free streaming episodes on its website, azntv.com, on August 1.

The website will first feature the highest-rated 2005 drama in Korea, My Lovely Sam-Soon, before airing it on the channel two weeks later. The full series of All About Eve will be available exclusively on the website, September 5.

The online video launch is in conjunction with the channel’s “Asian Wave: Summer of Hallyu” program festival. Hallyu is Korean for the international craze over Korean dramas, which the channel will feature through September.

AZN Television is also planning to further enhance its website to showcase Asian American talent by allowing viewers to upload their own videos for anyone to see.

Characters profiles : Goong 2

Palace 2 : Prince Hour
characters profiles
Lee Hoo (Se7en):
His blood flows in a Royal family, but Lee Hoo doesn't know it. Not knowing that he's a prince, he works at a Chinese Restaurant as a delivery boy...delivering food in the palace. He looks at everything in a positive aspect and is an optimist by nature. Though he's in poverty (poor), he lives every day freely...but one day, something happens and it's the start of his life as a royal.
Yang Soon-Ae (Huh Lee-Jae):
Everyone in the neighborhood knows Soon-Ae as an impracticable girl. She thinks preciously of her fraternal twin. But one day, she finds out that Lee Hoo is the boy that she grew up with as a child, and they start their life's together in the palace.
Kang Doo (Lee Joon):
To become a prince, he recieved training as a mastery elite. He's a great candidate. Lee Hoo's appearance makes Lee Joon get farther away from becoming a prince. He's a perfectionist.
Park Shin-Hye (Shin Sae-Ryung):
Honor and power, Sae-Ryung grew up in a wealthy family. She has never lost first place/spot at school (meaning she's very smart)...she has skills and the looks of becoming prince's wife. She always had the ambition of becoming a royal princess. However, the prince that she has always imagined of is completely different when she see's Lee Hoo's sudden appearance. A change comes to her way.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bad family

korean drama Bad family


Cast
Kim Myung Min is Oh Dal Gun (Na Rim's fake uncle)
Nam Sang Mi is Kim Yang Ah (Na Rim's fake sister)
Yim Hyun Shik is Jang Hang Gu (Na Rim's fake grandfather)
Yuh Woon Kye is Park Bok Nyu (Na Rim's fake grandmother)
Kang Nam Gil is Jo Gi Dong (Na Rim's fake father)
Keum Bo Ra is Um Ji Sook (Na Rim's fake mother)
Kim Hui Chul is Gong Min (Na Rim's fake brother)
Hyun Young is Ha Bu Kyung (Niece of man that caused accident)
Park Jin Woo is Ha Tae Kyung (Son of man that caused accident)
Lee Young Yoo is Baek Na Rim

Pronounced: Bool Ryang Ga Jook
Starring: Kim Myung Min, Nam Sang Mi, Hyun Young, Park Jin Woo, Im Hyun Shik
Directed by: Yoo In-Shik [Bad Housewife]
Written by: Lee Hee-Myung [Successful Story of a Bright Girl, My Fair Lady], Han Eun-Kyung
Dates Airing: 22 March 2006 till 11 May 2006
Time Airing: Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 9.55pm
Episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy

Hwang Jin Yi : kbs dramas

korean dramas : Hwang Jin Yi

Kim Jae Won will appear in the drama to play the main male character Kim Jung Han who maintains the longest and deepest love relationship with Hwang Jin Yi played by Ha Ji Won.
The representative of the production company “Olive Nine states, “We have spent quite some time to prepare the image of this character Kim Jung Han who is a scholar having warm personality.” KJW says, “Ha Ji Won and I collaborated before in a movie which depicted young love relationship. In this drama, we portray the purest love. This performance will be interesting and challenging. Before this final and sudden announcement of my name in the cast, I have been reading the script and practicing my role of this drama for quite some time. ”
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