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Ueno Juri: “I Can’t Wait to See the Korean Version of ‘Nodame Cantabile’”

By in News posted Oct September 14th, 2014 No comments

Japanese actress Ueno Juri, who rose to stardom through her role as Nodame in the original version of “Nodame Cantabile,” has shared her thoughts on the upcoming Korean remake of the Japanese hit drama.

During her recent visit to Korea, the actress sat down with Yonhap News to discuss her expectations for the anticipated drama starring Shim Eun Kyung. As Ueno Juri herself became one of Japan’s most loved actresses in 2006, when “Nodame Cantabile” enjoyed explosive popularity, the piece holds a special place in her heart.

In regards to the Korean version, she said, “I don’t think I can set any expectations for it. I just can’t wait to see it.”

“I was glad to hear that a Korean remake is in the works

[Spoiler] Added episode 7 captures for the Korean drama “Discovery of Romance”

By in News posted Oct September 10th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 7 captures for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

7 K-Drama Queens and their Successors

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments
As K-Drama fans, we recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korean Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists, and basking in the spotlight of our TV/computer screens.

There"s a reason that these actors/actresses are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors/actresses that we can expect to reign in the future? Here are some of allkpop"s choices for 7 K-Drama queens and their successors. Take a look!


The Quirky Princess


When it comes to acting naive, confused, yet cute like a Disney fairytale princess, Yoon Eun Hye ("Goong", "Coffee Prince") is the best

[Video] Added Korean drama “Discovery of Romance” episode 7

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 7 for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance"

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"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00 Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinema Synopsis Han Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

Dramas big on video-streaming site

By in News posted Oct September 8th, 2014 No comments

According to Park Suk, CEO and co-founder of DramaFever, Korean dramas will hold sway over global content from next year onward."There are several platforms, including video-streaming sites the world over, and Korean dramas are the most in-demand among viewers worldwide", he said Wednesday at Broadcast Worldwide 2014, the largest international broadcasting trade fair, held at COEX, southern Seoul.Park, who has a master"s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School and previously worked as a media industry analyst, was the keynote speaker at the event.Established in 2009, DramaFever is a video-streaming website that offers on-demand documentaries, movies and television programs with subtitles. With 18 million subscribers, it is the biggest content-streaming website for Asian dramas in the United States and has won contracts with both YouTube and Amazon to supply content

Alien love story steals the show at Seoul drama festival

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I walks down the red carpet prior to the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4.

"My Love from the Star", an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world"s biggest international television soap opera festivals, that was held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4. "My Love from the Star" had the honor of winning the prize for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who plays Do Min-jun in the TV show, captured two prizes, the Netizen Popularity Award and the Best Actor for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Do is an alien that arrived on earth 400 years ago during Joseon times (1392-1910)

12 Amazing K-Drama Style Music Videos By K-Pop Idols

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

We all love watching Korean dramas. Most of us are probably even guilty of neglecting the real world from time to time so we can go on K-drama benders and marathon our favorite shows.

They suck you in, make you laugh and cry, and keep you glued to your seat because you just HAVE to know if your favorite couple is going to end up together, or if the handsome spy is going to survive until the end. But K-dramas aren’t just exclusive to TV. Here’s a list of some of the best music videos with K-drama style plots!

1. T-ara, “Cry Cry”

Starting off the list is “Cry Cry,” just one of many K-drama style MV’s from T-ara. The action-packed video follows a gangster, played by Cha Seungwon, who has to deal with the consequences of his actions when he murders a man in front of his young daughter

12 of the best k-drama style music videos

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

We all love watching Korean dramas. Most of us are probably even guilty of neglecting the real world from time to time so we can go on K-drama benders and marathon our favorite shows.

They suck you in, make you laugh and cry, and keep you glued to your seat because you just HAVE to know if your favorite couple is going to end up together, or if the handsome spy is going to survive until the end. But K-dramas aren’t just exclusive to TV. Here’s a list of some of the best music videos with K-drama style plots!

1. T-ara, “Cry Cry”

Starting off the list is “Cry Cry,” just one of many K-drama style MV’s from T-ara. The action-packed video follows a gangster, played by Cha Seungwon, who has to deal with the consequences of his actions when he murders a man in front of his young daughter

A Korean drama sold to China at a record high of $3.2 million

By in News posted Oct September 4th, 2014 No comments

"My Lovely Girl", a new Korean television series to be aired by SBS, a major broadcasting network, on Sep. 17, has been sold at the record price of 200,000 US dollars per episode.

SBS said on Tuesday that it signed a copyright contract over the series with Youku Tudou, China`s largest video hosting website. The series has 16 episodes and the total price is up to 3.2 billion won (3.2 million dollars). "Fated to Love You", an MBC series starring actor Jang Hyeok and actress Jang Nara, and "It"s Okay, That"s Love", an SBS series starring actor Jo In-Seong and actress Kong Hyo-jin, had been sold to China at the highest price of 120,000 dollars per episode.

Rain returns to acting with "My Lovely Girl" in four years. He grew popular in China with Full House with actress Song Hye-kyo

[Exclusive] Soompi Hangs With the Dramabeans Team!

By in News posted Oct August 29th, 2014 No comments

During the crazy excitement that was KCON, Soompi had the opportunity to sit down with drama blogging superstars girlfriday and javabeans, the lovely ladies behind Dramabeans!

We asked them some really, really hard questions (sorry about that!) but I think you’ll all enjoy their answers! Check out the full interview below.

Okay, first things first, what is your favorite show this season?

javabeans: Pshhhh…. long silence…

girlfriday: Okay that’s really hard…

javabeans: There are a lot of shows I like right now, not one that is my all time favorite… “Joseon Gunman?” It’s not the awesome amazing 100% I wanted, but it’s pretty good

[Spoiler] Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama “Discovery of Romance”

By in News posted Oct August 28th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

[Video] Added Korean drama “Discovery of Romance” episode 4

By in News posted Oct August 27th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 4 for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance"

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"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00 Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinema Synopsis Han Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

8 Ridiculously Expensive Houses From Korean Dramas

By in News posted Oct August 18th, 2014 No comments

Do you ever watch a drama and marvel over the gorgeous mansions that the characters live in? I sure do! Here are 8 beautiful houses that will make you want to immediately move to Korea.

1. Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun)’s House in My Love From Another Star

Do Min Joon-ssi won over the hearts of viewers for a great number reasons, but his spectacular home was certainly a contributing factor.

His house really has it all. Unforgettable rooms include the breathtaking balcony and the lofted living room.

Two story library? Check. Star gazing room complete with a living tree? Yep. Do Min Joon sure knows how to set up a fantastic home!

Don’t forget, the bathroom isn’t too bad either!

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10 Favourite Korean Actresses That Make You Swoon

By in News posted Oct August 17th, 2014 No comments

K-Dramas are taking over K-Pop right now, and there’s nothing more popular than the actresses and actors that go along with them! From the gorgeous Jung So Min to the stylish Park Shin Hye, we’ve compiled a list of 10 favourite Korean actresses!

10. Jung So Min

9. Lee Min Jung

While many of us first noticed her in Boys Over Flowers, the beautiful Lee Min Jung has gone on to gain 4,494 fans with hit dramas like Big, Midas, and the recently airing Sly And Single Again.

8. Gong Hyo Jin

While the talented Gong Hyo Jin gained many new fans with the hit drama of 2013, The Master’s Sun, her 4,603 fans also love her for Greatest Love, Pasta, and more

[To:ur Imagination] Poll: K-Drama, K-Trend, K-Culture, K-Beauty, Which Itinerary Do You Like the Best?

By in News posted Oct August 4th, 2014 No comments

Hi Soompiers!

If you didn’t get the memo earlier (where have you been?), BIGBANG invites you to participate in a fun event where you can win a free trip to Korea.

We have previously covered four non-Korean celebrities who had a chance to go on the To:ur Imagination tour with custom itineraries. Scroll through the page for a refresher on the different itineraries. Otherwise, scroll to the very end of the article to vote for your favorite!

{K-DRAMA}Experience Korea and “My Love from the Star” Filming Locations with Chinese Actress Jiang Xin

Chinese top actress Jiang Xin revealed that she’s a fan of Korean drama “My Love from the Star,” and that she wanted to visit the filming locations if she can visit Korea

[HanCinema"s Drama Review] “God”s Quiz Season 4″ Episode 12 Final

By in News posted Oct August 4th, 2014 No comments

The opening clearly establishes that the cliffhanger from last time was not, in fact, a fake out. The bad guys really were that petty and vindictive, and the good guys really were just not smart enough to plan for a double cross. So, with no apparent usable evidence, and a dead forensic investigator that apparently no one cares about outside of the main team, how exactly is the story supposed to get resolved here?

Dirty tricks, mostly. I"m generally not a fan of cops going bad because the villains are just that evil, but it actually works pretty well here. The essential problem of the villainous plan is that it"s assuming Jin-woo and team are so wholesome and goody-good that they would never, ever resort to devious tactics in order to accomplish their goals. Now, this could have worked if they just weren"t so darn smug about it

miss A’s Jia Considering Offer to Star Alongside Song Seung Hun and Liu Yifei in Korean-Chinese Film “Third Love”

By in News posted Oct July 31st, 2014 No comments

miss A member Jia has received an offer to act in a Korean-Chinese joint production titled “Third Love,” and is in the middle of looking it over.

On July 30, a representative of miss A’s agency, JYP Entertainment, told MyDaily, “After receiving a casting offer for ‘Third Love,’ Jia is currently considering it positively.”

“Third Love” is a Korea and China co-produced film that will be led by director Lee Jae Han. As of now, actor Song Seung Hun and Chinese actress Liu Yifei have confirmed their casting for this new movie.

If confirmed, this will be Jia’s first time hitting the big screen, following her television debut in China, through the drama “One and a Half Summer,” which also starred 2PM’s Nichkhun

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Premiere – First Impressions

By in News posted Oct July 30th, 2014 No comments

This drama is a crazy warm mix of surprisingly refreshing themes, immersing itself in mental illnesses, adult romance and complicated relationships. It touches on the border of taboo discussions present in Korean culture and has an emphasis on psychiatry which explores the brain’s various states and the enormous capabilities of the human mind.

The concept of the drama is wonderful. In addition, the scripting, editing, pacing and directing are all almost flawless. Some may criticize the convolution in the premiere episode as being quite unbalancing but that confusion was probably intended and also part of the drama’s theme as well.

The main leads simply meet each other without any strings of fate attached or the typical drama encounter based on a big misunderstanding. The drama also features a playlist of various types of music

[HanCinema"s Drama Review] “Gabdong – The Serial Killer”

By in News posted Oct July 27th, 2014 No comments

Despite the existence of plenty of logical flaws and unresolved issues, the series managing to stay focused to a bigger degree than such stories usually do is commendable. It is also worth noting that the female characters here get good development and a position in the plot that goes beyond their romantic interests, the romance part also not overshadowing the main plot and appeal. In a series which could have easily turned them into damsels in distress, without agency or part in the crime side of things, this was a pleasant surprise.

This work could have been a lot more had it been shorter or perhaps spent more time with its characters than its complicated crime solving part, but as it stands, it is still much better a series and much truer to its genre and plot than average. Given how difficult it seems to be for a show trying something different to succeed in it, "Gabdong - The Serial Killer" remaining a solid series throughout and leaving the viewer with some food for thought make it a good addition to the evolution of Korean drama and hopefully an encouraging attempt to other creators who have different things to say

The top 5 K-drama Villains We Love To Hate

By in News posted Oct July 27th, 2014 No comments

Wrapping up You Are All Surrounded and reflecting on the perfidy of Assemblyman Yoo, I realize I have become completely spoiled. I am used to my K-drama villains so ruthless, evil and crazy, that a man with a 20 year slow climb to power got a “meh, I guess he’s bad.” K-dramas have a wide variety of villains and some you love to hate. Sometimes you just need to stand up and cheer when these Baddies get their due. Here are five villains we love to hate:

5) Lee Hye Young as Jun Pyo’s mom in Boys Over Flowers.

Face it: you all hate her almost as much as you love Pretty Lee Min Ho. Jun Pyo eventually won us over, getting over his jerky, entitled self in the wake of Jan Di’s awesomeness. His mom? Well, Jun Pyo got his tendency to run roughshod over everyone and strut around like the Lord of Creation from somewhere