Sunday, August 28, 2011

SM Entertainment & JYP Entertainment Team Up For "Dream High 2"

After a successful run of the idol-based TV drama, "Dream High", SM Entertainment is showing interest in a possible "Dream High 2".

The first series had featured a collaboration between Bae Yong-joon's KEYEAST Entertainment and Park Jin-young's JYP Entertainment.

KBS, the broadcaster that aired "Dream High 1", said that the presidents from both agencies are good friends (Kim Young-min of SM and Jung Wook of JYP). Thus they're interested in working together, combining resources, and hoping for the best outcome through a second series.

The producer of the first series, Lee Eung-bok, is said to be working on a second season for 2012.

On a side note, the DVD for "Dream High 1" will be available on September 4th.

source: KBS Global

Friday, August 26, 2011

'City Hunter' Couple Fall in Love Off-Camera

Life has imitated art for star couple Lee Min-ho (24) and Park Min-young (25), whose on-screen characters fell madly in love on the recently ended SBS drama "City Hunter" before the actors followed suit.

Their agencies confirmed on Tuesday that the pair started dating one month ago, after shooting wrapped up. They first met while filming the KBS drama, "I Am Sam," in 2007.

While Lee rose to stardom through his lead role in the KBS show "Boys Over Flowers" in 2009, Park caught the public eye the following year when she acted in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," broadcast by KBS. She is now busy filming the drama "Glorious Jane," also by KBS. It will air in October.

source: Chosun Ilbo

Saturday, August 13, 2011

[ Korean Drama 2010 ] The Thorn Birds

Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-Mar-2 to 2011-May-05
Air time: Wed.& Thu 21.55
Han Hye-Jin as Seo Jeong-eun
Joo Sang-Wook as Lee Young-Jo
Kim Min-Jung as Han Yoo-kyeong
Seo Do-Yeong as Choi Kang-Woo

Jeong-Eun has been searching for her biological mother who had abandoned her since birth. Jeong-Eun and Young-Jo become close friends because they share the pain of growing up without a mother. Jeong-Eun's friend Yoo-Gyeong, however, is jealous of their relationship. At the age of 25, Jeong-Eun works as a part-time actress while waiting for her mother to find her. On the other hand, Yoo-Gyeong struggles for her debut as a film director and meets producer Young-Jo. Yoo-Gyeong seduces Young-Jo after discovering that he is an heir of a conglomerate and then gets pregnant. But when Young-Jo gives up on the family inheritance, she coldly cuts him off from her life. When Yoo-Gyeong goes into labor and is carried to the hospital due to premature birth, she registers herself as "Jeong-Eun". And when Yoo-Gyeong finally finds her biological mother, who is old, sick, and poor, she abandoned the mother and the baby. Jeong-Eun, who is desperate to have a family, takes Yoo-Gyeong's baby in and visits Yoo-Gyeong's mother Myung-Ja. And by doing so, Yoo-Gyeong changes her fate by pretending to be Myung-Ja's daughter.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jang Geun Seok Plays Double Role in 'Love Rain'

Hallyu star Jang Geun Seok and director Yoon Seok Ho, who produced the drama "Winter Sonata," have decided to work together. PR agency Y Tree Media said on August 9 that Jang Geun Seok has been cast as the protagonist of director Yoon Seok Ho's new work entitled "Love Rain" (working title), which will begin airing from the first half of next year.

Writer Oh Soo Yeon and director Yoon Seok Ho, who worked together in the popular dramas "Autumn in My Heart" and "Winter Sonata" ten years ago, will work together again for the drama production. The agency revealed that the drama will be about love transcending the ages both in the 1970s and in the present time. Jang Geun Seok will play the double role of the character Seo In Ha, a sentimental artist who loves only one woman in the 1970s, and Seo In Ha’s son named Seo Joon, a photographer who is freewheeling in his work and love. “Love Rain” will begin filming from next month with a target air date of the first half of next year.

source: KBS Global