Monday, September 28, 2009

[ Korean Drama 2009 ] Cinderella Man

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-15 to 2009-Jun-04
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Official site:


Kwon Sang Woo as Oh Dae San / Lee Joon Hee
YoonA as Seo Yeo Jin
Han Eun Jung as Jang Se Eun
Song Chang Ui as Lee Jae Min


There’s not much to life. It’s all about getting that one lucky break!

Dae-san sells his own clothing designs at a small shop in Dongdaemun Market and all he thinks about is getting rich. One day, he crosses path with Joon-hee and finds that they share an uncanny resemblance to each other. Joon-hee, who is also the heir of a fashion empire, asks Dae-san if he could pose as him for a month. While secretly posing as Joon-hee, Dae-san uses his savvy business skills to outmaneuver Lee Jae-min and also finds true love. But then his cover is blown...




Friday, September 18, 2009

Park Shin-hye crossdresses for You’re Beautiful

We just saw Jang Geun-seok’s new look for the upcoming drama You’re Beautiful, and now we get a look at Park Shin-hye’s transformation as a girl crossdressing as a boy to be a part of an idol group called “A.N.JELL,” whose leader is Jang Geun-seok.

(Just for the record, the “namjang” trend — women dressing as men — is a kdrama staple that tends to be overused, but it’s another one I don’t mind. Recent entries into the genre have shown it can be done well, such as Moon Geun-young in Painter of the Wind and Yoon Eun-hye in Coffee Prince. And by all accounts, it seems Lee Yo-won’s namjang stint in Queen Seon-deok was better received than her princess portrayal.)

In the drama, Park Shin-hye plays fraternal twins, of whom the boy half is a member in an idol group. However, after he is injured in an accident and cannot participate in overseas events, his sister takes his place.

Park Shin-hye said, “In previous dramas, I had some difficulty because I had to play several years older than my real age, with characters 23 or 24 years old. [Park is 19.] This time, I’m playing my age and although the role is a male character, I’m approaching it comfortably.”

You’re Beautiful premieres on SBS on October 7.

credit: dramabeans

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Korean Stars Voted Favorites in International Online Poll

Kim Hyun-joong
and Moon Geun-young were voted the best actor and actress of 2009 by Internet users from 50 countries. Kim received over 25.5 million votes and Moon over 25.2 million in the poll conducted from July 11 to Aug. 30 by Yahoo! Korea and the organizers of the 2009 Seoul Drama Awards.

The poll was conducted in three languages -- Korean, English and Japanese. Kim received 46 percent of the votes in Korean, 49 percent in English, and 47 percent in Japanese, while Moon's tally was 54 percent, 45 percent, and 43 percent.

"Boys Over Flowers" was the most popular Korean soap opera with over 22.2 million votes, getting 38 percent in Korean, 43 percent in English and 42 percent in Japanese.

The poll included soap operas released in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong and their actors and actresses. Kim and Moon will receive the online popularity prize at the 2009 Seoul Drama Awards on Friday.


source : Chosun


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

TOP of Big Bang Ready for Acting Role

Included in the star-studded cast of the new KBS drama, “Iris,” Top of Big Bang showed his excitement at the drama’s showcase held in Seoul’s Cheonggye Plaza on Monday. Some 400 fans and journalists have come to the special event.

In his second acting role Top admitted that he’s still getting used to acting and learning a lot from other actors. His first appearance on a TV drama was in another KBS series, “I Am Your Teacher.” He said that acting and singing are totally different things and neither one is easy. Other members of Big Bang have given Top their steady support so that he can be his best in this blockbuster series.

Iris” is a spy thriller starring some of Korea’s top stars like Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-hee, Kim Seung-woo and Kim So-yeon.

source: KBS Global

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