Tuesday, May 29, 2007

[ Korean drama 2007 ] Dal Ja's Spring

Title: Dal Ja's Spring

Also known as: The Spring of Oh Dal Ja

Episodes: 22
Broadcast network: KBS2 Broadcast
period: 2007-Jan-03 to 2007-Mar-15

Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Oh Dal Ja is 33 years old and she is an MD of a home shopping channel. She has a "love contract" with Kang Tae Bong, a 27 year old freelancer of a playmate enterprise. The story also revolves around Dal Ja's life with three men. Wee Sun Joo is a divorcee who is an expert on love and faces life with positive thinking.

Chae Rim as Oh Dal Ja
Lee Min Ki as Kang Tae Bong
Lee Hyun Woo as Uhm Gi Joong
Lee Hye Young as Wee Seon Joo
Gong Hyeong Jin as Shin Sae Do

source: Dramawiki

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lee Hyori And Lee Dong Gun To Visit Japan

Top stars Lee Hyori and Lee Dong Gun will be visiting Japan next month to promote their SBS one act play drama "If in love... like them."

A well-known website in Japan, Excite Japan, will celebrate the opening of the new Korean entertainment specialty site called "Hanryu Now!" which opened on the 15th. In honor of the opening, it will broadcast on June 17th and 24th through the Fuji TV channel 721 the drama "If in love... like them." There will be a large-scale promotion event on June 4th at Studio Coast in Tokyo.

The 130 minute one act drama, "If in love... like them," is divided into four parts of 45 minutes each, and will broadcast two episodes per day with Japanese subtitles. It is planned to air on the 18th and the 25th.

Lee Dong Gun gained popularity through the drama "Lovers in Paris," and the movie "My Boyfriend is Type B." Lee Hyori, who receives much attention from the public as a top female artist, plans to accompany him on his visit to Japan, and both are receiving much attention from the Japanese press.

In Lee Dong Gun's case, his schedule involves many interviews before the promotion event to publicize the drama for the Japanese press, and on the day of the event, the director of the drama, Cha Eun Taek, will introduce the charismatic qualities of this drama.

Source: Broasia

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Scriptwriter Choi Wan Kyu to write TV version of 'Shiri'

Shiri movie version

Choi Wan Kyu who wrote scripts for numerous hit television series including 'Heo Jun,' 'All In,' 'Jumong' and others will be writing the script for the television of 'Shiri.'

The movie 'Shiri,' directed by Kang Je Kyu and considered the start of
Korean blockbusters, will be remade into a drama series according to MK Pictures of which Director Kang Je Kyu is a member of.

Choi Wan Kyu commented on the 21st, "I will be writing the script for the drama version of 'Shiri,' and am currently preparing as the genre is different."

While the production director has not yet been determined, Producer Jang Yong Woo of 'Wangcho' and '
Hotelier' is being strongly considered.

Scriptwriter Choi also says, "An NIS agent will be the main character as in the movie while the Presidential Security Service will serve as a major setting. The series will resemble the '24' in structure."

series will be written by the group of writers of A Story, Inc. with Choi Wan Kyu as the main writer.

He says, "To better structure the plot, the production must be completed prior to broadcasting so I have already started writing the scripts regardless of the broadcasting schedule which has to be set."

An MK Pictures personnel says, "Creating a television series of '
Shiri' is a subject that has been discussed since last year, and as the writers and director are almost determined it will start filming this year."

drama series version of 'Shiri' has kept Japan in mind from the planning stage. With the success of the movie 'Shiri' in Japan, it is said that the creation of a drama series was proposed from Japan.


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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Korean Drama : Air City

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Title: Air City 에어시티

Episodes: 20

: Action, Office Romance
Broadcast network:
Broadcast period: 2007-May-19 to 2007

Air Time
: Saturdays & Sundays 21:40
Theme Song: January (하루달) by DBSK


Choi Ji Woo as Han Do Kyung
Lee Jung Jae as Kim Ji Sung
Lee Jin Wook as Kang Ha Joon
Moon Hee Jung as Seo Myung Woo


Han Do Kyung is a career woman who is working as the regional chief of operation of 5 nations. She speaks five different languages. However, Do Kyung lives with an uneven wound of her family. Kim Ji Sung is a national secret agent who has acute observation and calm judgment capabilities. Kang Ha Joon is the operation situation team leader in the headquarter of Incheon National Airport. He is the manager of the heroine, Do Kyung.


Lee Jung Jae | Character: Kim Ji Sung (33) Government official, in charge of Incheon Airport personnel. The airport is his "frontier"

Choi Ji Woo | Character: Han Do Kyung (31) Incheon Airport Operations Headquarters Section Chief The airport is her "haven"/"refuge"

Lee Jin Wook | Character: Kang Ha Joon (31)
Airport Administration Team Manager Airport is his "battle turf"

Moon Jung Hee | Character: Seo Myung Woo (31) Airport Hospital Doctor. Ji Sung's former girlfriend.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Chinese Poll Picks Bae as Top Korean Drama Star

Actor Bae Yong-jun has thanked Chinese portal Sohu.com for selecting him as the top star in the ten most recent years of Korean dramas.

In the Chinese online poll, Bae ranked first along with actress
Jang Seo-hui.

Bae posted a message on the site in appreciation of the honor.

He said that China and Korea have had common cultural ground from long ago and that it was good to see the positive response to and great interest in
Korean dramas in China.

He thanked Chinese fans for their continued love for
Korean dramas and promised to appear in quality productions.

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'Full House' Actor to Meet Japanese Fans

Actor Kim Sung-soo will have his first fan meeting in Japan next month. His prolific career includes his 2003 debut film 'The Sweet Sex and Love' and hit dramas such as 'Full House,' 'Stained Glass' and 'My Beloved Sister.'

His recognition increased in Japan thanks to his dramas that all did well in Japan. He will meet a thousand fans in Osaka June 24 for talks, games and a photo shoot.

Kim is currently shooting the film 'Some Like it Hot' in which he seeks to transform his hitherto gentle image.

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"Goong S"(Princess Hours II) Members Se7en and Huh Lee Jae To Hold Fan Meeting In Japan

In commemoration of the MBC drama "Goong S," a large-scale fan meeting will be held in Japan. This drama is due to air on the 9th of next month in Japan through SKY PerfecTV! on the Korean channel Mnet.

Mnet invited the main characters of the drama, Se7en and Huh Lee Jae, to come to Tokyo for a fan meeting on June 15th.

Following up after the popular drama "Goong," which aired last year in Japan, it is speculated that "Goong S," which features Se7en, will also receive popularity.

Currently, Se7en is working with the famous producer George Harrison in Washington to prepare for his American debut. Se7en plans to release his mini album in Japan this month, and on June 30th, his official tour will start from Nagoya, and travel to other cities such as Osaka and Chiba.

source: Broasia

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

TVSQ to sing the theme song of Air City

Korean boyband TVSQ will sing the theme song of Korean drama Air City. The drama has gained lots of attention as it is the first Korean drama in 4 years from popular actress Choi Ji-woo.
The drama is scheduled to premiere on May 19.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Park Shin Yang Chose To Act For The Name Of "Geum Na Ra"

He plays the role of a private moneylender in SBS drama "War Of Money," and said "it is interesting since it is a role that I have never played before in a drama."

"I personally have never gone to a private moneylender, but many of the people I know have done so. I thought that it was a very interesting topic, and I have never encountered such a story, so that attracted me to it."
Actor Park Shin Yang, who gained tremendous popularity after the 2004 drama, "Lovers in Paris," have returned to the screen after three years in the SBS drama "War of Money," which will air on Wednesdays, and Thursdays. He played a cool second generation millionaire in "Lovers in Paris," and in "War of Money," he will play a private moneylender who reaches rock bottom after having no money.

At the "War of Money" press release held in the SBS building in Seoul, Park Shin Yang said that he liked the characterกฏs name of 'Geum Na Ra' so he decided to take the role.

He explains about "War of Money" in reference to the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladesh bank owner. Yunus ran the Grameen Bank, who lent money to poor women, and received recognition for empowering womens rights.

The role of Geum Na Ra shows an elite who graduated from the Ivy League, but after his fatherกฏs debts ruin the family, he becomes penniless in a day. While being even homeless, he is determined to make money, so he goes down the path into becoming a private moneylender.

Park Shin Yang is becoming a media interest since he is accompanied by many talented staff members, such as an acting director who helps him with his rehearsals.

"I have been together with my acting director for five years now, and in order to create a character and be captivating on screen, I need to maintain a cold look. Just like how a golfer has a coach by his or her side, my acting director watches over me and checks that my mannerisms are not lacking anything. And I also get advise for when I work in an ensemble with other actors. It is only in our country that does not have acting directors, but in other countries, many actors are known to have them.

He also said that he feels that there is a need for him to adjust his health condition when he is acting. After doing a drama that takes about 3 months, he feels that he needs about a three years' worth of a break. So he explained that in order to get it done right, he needed a rehearsal partner, which he feels is a must.

source: Broasia

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Shocking Selection Of Uprising Actress Lee Ji Ah To Star As Bae Yong Joon's Woman

The upcoming drama "The Legend" which is scheduled to air starting June 25th has finally revealed the female actress for the role that will be opposite to Bae Yong Joon's character.

The MBC drama "The Legend" will air on Mondays and Tuesdays, and have been scheduled to have 24 episodes. The character opposite to Bae Yong Joon's character of Dam Duk, the 19th king of Goguryeo, is the character Soo Ji Ni, who will be played by the uprising newcomer Lee Ji Ah. She is known to have majored in graphic design and received her degree in the arts, and is also proficient in English.

Instead of picking top stars well-liked by the public such as Kim Tae Hee and Ha Ji Won, a newcomer was chosen, which shows the true intentions of director Kim Jong Hak. He wanted someone who could bring life into the character than someone who was just well-known.

After many rounds of auditions and selecting Lee Ji Ah, director Kim Jong Hak said, "she has Shim Eun Has beauty and Go Hyun Jung's strength. She is like the female warrior character of Soo Ji Ni, who is honest, frank, and refreshing."

Lee Ji Ah has received the best opportunity to work with a top Korean star Bae Yong Joon and become a top star herself in the 43 million won drama "The Legend."

"The Legend" started filming since last March, and has completed about 60% of the filming current to date. Director Kim Jong Hak, who had made national dramas such as "Eyes of the Dawn," "Hourglass," etc, has everyoneกฏs attention for this upcoming drama.

source: Broasia

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Monday, May 07, 2007

"Hwangjinyi" Advances to Monte Carlo TV Festival

The KBS TV2 miniseries "Hwangjinyi" starring actress Ha Ji-won has advanced to the main competition on the 2007 Monte Carlo TV Festival.

The KBS International Cooperation Team said that the series was introduced at the MIPTV in Cannes, France in September last year before it went on the air in Korea, and drew attention from European and Japanese buyers.

Previously, KBS' 2005 current-affairs program "Tracking 60 Minutes - A Duet of Hope and Dispair" advanced to the festival's main competition.

Meanwhile, KBS TV2's infotainment show "Sponge" is currently competing at the 47th Rose d'Or in Switzerland.

source: kbs global

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"The Legend" Confirmed To Air On June 25th

Bae Yong Joons new historical fantasy drama "The Legend" (script by Song Jina and directed by Kim Jong Hak) has pushed back its first broadcast date again, which is now confirmed to air on June 25th.

The PR agency for "The Legend" revealed on the 3rd that "after endless negotiations with MBC, we came to a conclusion to have the broadcast date on June 25th."

Just not so long ago, MBC had decided that "The Legend" would air after "H.I.T." and was set to air on May 28th. But production company of "The Legend," Kim Jong Hak Productions requested for more time since the cg effects for the drama will take longer, so eventually the broadcast date was pushed back. "The Legend" was originally planned to air in March.

After the national Korean broadcast was delayed to June 25th, "The Legend" seems that it will be seen by the viewers in Korea and Japan at nearly the same time. "The Legend" will be broadcasted through NHK in Japan.

Due to the delay in the broadcast of "The Legend," MBC plans to air the 8 episode miniseries, "Wise Mother Shin."

The plans for "The Legend" were started in 2003 and filming was started last March. It had a full support, but it is currently only 60% complete. But as a fantasy drama, the cg effects are crucial, so it seemed hard to complete everything by the first broadcast date.

"The Legend" portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, and the characters of the Four Gods. The funding for this drama was 43 million won, and will feature Bae Yong Joon, Moon So Ri, Jung Jin Young, Choi Min Soo, and others. Currently, the filming is still in progress on location in Jeju Island.

Source: Broasia

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Kang Ji Hwan, Han Ji Min cast as main leads for 'Gyeong Seong (Capital) Scandal'

Kang Ji Hwan and Han Ji Min have been cast to the upcoming KBS drama series 'Gyeong Seong Scandal.'

series which will start airing on June 6th is the story of Gyeong Seong, the capital of the day, in the 1930s in a fusion historical drama format focusing on those rebelling against the Japanese government with a line of romance drawn in a bright and cheerful spirit.

Kang Ji Hwan will play Seon Woo Wan, the greatest playboy in Gyeong Seong, while Han Ji Min will draw Na Yeo Gyeong, a not so traditional female figure. Ryu Jin will play the elite Lee Soo Hyeon who as a Chosun person rises amongst the ranks in the government while Han Goh Eun will play the famous bar hostess Cha Song Joo of one of the top class restaurants.

The script is being written by Jin Soo Wan who also wrote '
Wonderful Life' and 'My Sister in Law is 19,' and will be directed by Producer Han Joon Seo of 'Runaway Lee Doo Young' which aired last year.

source: Broasia
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