Drama Korea One Sweet Word

Han Hye Jin Returns to Acting with ‘One Warm Word’

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Han Hye Jin Returns to Acting with ‘One Warm Word’

After spending three sweet months with her husband Ki Sung Yueng in England, Han Hye Jin will be making her way back to Korea to resume her acting career.

On September 16, Namoo Actors announced that Han Hye Jin has been casted for the upcoming SBS drama, One Warm Word (tentative title).

“Even after she moved to England, Han Hye Jin showed great passion in acting. She’s received many love calls, but she especially enjoyed writer Ha Myung Hee’s previous words and decided to choose One Warm Word.”

“Reply 1994” Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

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“Reply 1994” Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

Korea seems to have caught the “Re-4 disease” as cable channel tvN’s Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994” recorded its highest rating of 7.3% since it started airing four weeks ago.

The seventh episode, “That Summer,” was aired on November 7 and was warmly received, earning itself a 6.2% rating. The peak viewership reached 7.3% and was number one in cable, satellite and IPTV viewership during the same period.

The show seems to be bent on breaking its own records, with the sixth episode garnering an average rating of 5.8% (peak 6.9%). It is predicted that “Reply 1994” will break its predecessor “Reply 1997”’s record average viewership of 7.6% and peak viewership of 9.5%. Viewership is evenly spread amongst all genders and age groups, ranging from 10s-50s. Combined with its number one ranking in its time slot, it just might qualify as the next “national drama.” Females in their 30s recorded the highest rating spike of 8.8%. (Episode 8 attained an average rating of 7.1% and peak viewership of 8.6%.)

Empress Ki: Episode 1 - 2 Recap

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Empress Ki: Episode 1 - 2 Recap


Empress Ki: Episode 1 – 2 recap by daebakdramas

Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes. However the three main actors are strong leads (love Ha Ji Won) so perhaps this will fare better than “Goddess of Fire”… Which didn’t even have a great ending. Oh well, at least Kim Bum got the girl in real life.

Top 5 Most Searched Kim Woo Bin-Related Keywords

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 Top 5 Most Searched Kim Woo Bin-Related Keywords

With hit drama The Heirs and kickass film Friend 2 keeping him busy, Kim Woo Bin is hot stuff these days, but what are people most interested in about the star?

We did a simple search on Korea’s portal sites to see what keywords come up in relation to Kim Woo Bin, and below are our finds.

Mustang

That’s the first word that pops up next to Kim Woo Bin’s name, and we’re not talking cars. It’s the Konglish term for the lined bomber jacket, one of the many clothing items seen on Kim Woo Bin’s character Young Do on The Heirs.

2013 Best KPOP Superlatives

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2013 Best KPOP Superlatives

Goodbye 2013

As the year is coming to a close, it is time to reflect back on what happened throughout 2013. Some people made a name for themselves through an awesome hit song or charismatic drama appearance while others established special relationships and made newsworthy comments. Which celebrities stuck out this year? Here are a few superlatives summing up how certain people particularly caught everyone”s eye!

BEST FRIENDS OF THE YEAR Bora + Tiffany, Suzy + IU

Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

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 Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

Warning: Contains Spoilers

1. Introduction

Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles. Set in high school, the kids were faced with teenage problems such as the hopes and dreams for the future, the mystery of girls and the era of first loves.

K-Drama Couple: Kim Kang Woo and Han Moo Young

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K-Drama Couple: Kim Kang Woo and Han Moo Young

 

Actor Kim Kang Woo met his future wife Han Moo Young at a bar when he was out drinking with a friend.

“I knew right away that she was the one I had to marry,” he told Korea.com.

They celebrated their mutual attraction that night by sharing some bottles of soju.

“She can drink a lot,” he said. “She said beer was too weak and drank soju.”

They finished five bottles of soju between them and had their first kiss that very night. Although they wasted no time getting to the first kiss, the couple did not rush their relationship. They dated for seven years before their June wedding at Myeongdong Cathedral in 2010. They were both 32 when they married.

Korean Drama 'Punch' Episode 1 Recap

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Korean Drama 'Punch' Episode 1 Recap

By: Dramabeans

In the middle of the night, prosecutor PARK JUNG-HWAN (Kim Rae-won) is roused from his modest single room by his panicked superior, who shows him the latest news: someone who isn’t him has announced his candidacy for the position of Prosecutor General, and he wants Jung-hwan to do something about it.

They both know the man on the front page, as the superior Prosecutor General candidate LEE TAE-JOON (Jo Jae-hyun) fumes that he’ll quit his job as a prosecutor if he doesn’t get that position.

Han Ji Hye

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Han Ji Hye

Name: 한지혜 / Han Ji Hye (Han Ji Hae)
Real name: 이지해 / Lee Ji Hye (Yi Ji Hae)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1984-June-29
Birthplace: Kwangju, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 47kg
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: A
Family: Older sister and younger brother
Talent agency: Yedang Entertainment
Education: Gyongsin Girls’ Middle School, Gyongsin Girls’ High School, Sejong University (Film and Art degree)
Skills: Playing flute and dancing
Hobbies: Playing computer games and watching TV
Religion: Christianity

Heo Young Ran

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Heo Young Ran

Name: 허영란 / Heo Young Ran (Huh Yeong Ran)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1980-Sep-16
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 162cm
Weight: 43kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Talents: Singing, swimming
Debut: 1996 MBC drama “Na” (드라마 “나”)

TV Shows

Dad Says I am Sorry (CSTV, 2012)
Sweet Palpitations (KBS2, 2011)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
Landscape in My Heart (KBS2, 2007)
My Sister (MBC, 2006)
Ballad of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
Second Proposal (KBS2, 2004)
Perfect Love (SBS, 2003)
Women Next Door (MBC, 2003)
Rustic Period (SBS, 2003)
Golden Pond (SBS, 2002)
Sweet Home (MBC, 2002)
Her House (MBC, 2001)
Crystal (SBS, 1999)
Trap of Youth (SBS, 1999)
Kaist (SBS, 1999)
Steal My Heart (SBS, 1998)
Mr. Right (KBS2, 1997)
Na (MBC, 1996)

Im Hyun Sik

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Im Hyun Sik

Name: 임현식 / Im Hyun Sik (Lim Hyeon Shik/Yim Hyun Sik)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1945-Dec-31
Birthplace: Sunchang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Family: Wife and 3 daughters

TV Shows

Suspicious Family (MBN, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012)
If Tomorrow Comes (SBS, 2011)
Gye Baek (MBC, 2011)
The Duo (MBC, 2011)
Pure Pumpkin Flower (SBS, 2010)
Dae Mul (SBS, 2010)
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS, 2010)
I Am Legend (SBS, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
Can Anyone Love (SBS, 2009)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Powerful Opponents (KBS2, 2008)
Life Special Investigation Team (MBC, 2008)
Yi San (MBC, 2008)
The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Legend of Hyang Dan (MBC, 2007)
The Return of Shim Chung (KBS2, 2007)
Mun Hee (MBC, 2007)
101st Proposal (SBS, 2006)
The Book of Three Han (MBC, 2006)
Bad Family (SBS, 2006)
Fugitive Lee Doo Young (KBS2, 2006)
Ballad Of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
Smile Of Spring Day (MBC, 2005)
Old Miss Diary (KBS2, 2004)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Little Women (SBS, 2004)
Dog Bowl (SBS, 2004)
Desert Spring (MBC, 2003)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
My Fair Lady (SBS, 2003)
Buni (KBS1, 2003)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
All In (SBS, 2003)
The Maengs’ Golden Era (MBC, 2002)
Sunshine (MBC, 2002)
Everyday With You (MBC, 2001)
Sweet Bear (MBC, 2001)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Rookie (SBS, 2000)
Great Great (SBS, 2000)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Rising Sun, Rising Moon (KBS1, 1999)
Queen (SBS, 1999)
Last War (MBC, 1999)
Seven Brides (SBS, 1998)
When She Beckons (KBS2, 1997)
Cinderella (MBC, 1997)
Women (SBS, 1997)
Im Kkeok Jung (SBS, 1996)
Their Embrace (MBC, 1996)
Do You Remember Love (MBC, 1995)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Eyes of Dawn (MBC, 1991)
The Imjin War (MBC, 1985)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)

Jung Kyung Ho -1983

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Jung Kyung Ho -1983

Name: 정경호 / Jung Kyung Ho (Jeong Kyeong Ho)
Also known as: Choung Kyung Ho
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1983-Aug-31
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 184cm
Weight: 73kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: B
Blood type: Father (PD, Producer) Jung Eul Young
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Education: Joong Ang University

TV Series

The Great Gye Choon Bin (KBS2, 2010)
Road Number One (MBC, 2010) cameo
Smile, You (SBS, 2009)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
Time Between Dog and Wolf (MBC, 2007)
My Sweetheart My Darling (KBS1, 2005)
Sorry I Love You (KBS2, 2004)
Sweet 18 (KBS2, 2004)
You’re Gonna Know (KBS, 2004)

Kim Hye Soo

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Kim Hye Soo

Name: 김혜수 / Kim Hye Soo (Kim Hae Su)
Chinese Name: 金慧秀
Birthdate: 1970-Sep-05
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea
Height: 168cm
Weight: 44kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Family: Five siblings including younger brothers actor Kim Dong Hyun and actor Kim Dong Hee
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Debut: 1986
Education: Dongkuk University (Drama-Cinema major); Sung Kyun Kwan University (Graduate School)
Interests: Music, reading, and photography
Excels in: Taekwando

Kim Sun Ah

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 Kim Sun Ah

Name: 김선아 / Kim Sun Ah (Kim Seon Ah)
Chinese Name: 金宣兒
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1975-Oct-1
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 50kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: A
Family: One sister, younger brother
Talent agency: Yedang Entertainment
Education: Ball State University USA (Piano Major)
Talents: Playing the piano, swimming and figure Skating

TV Series

Lee Da Hae

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Lee Da Hae

Name: 이다해 / Lee Da Hae (Yi Da Hae)
Real name: 변다혜 / Byun Da Hye (Byeon Da Hye)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1984-Apr-19
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 47kg
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: O
Family: Older brother
Talent agency: J. Tune Entertainment
Education: Burwood Girls High School (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Dongguk University (Theater and Film degree)
Hobbies: Watching movies
Languages: Korean and English
Has released a digital single called “If You are Willing To” (당신이 원하신다면) from the drama My Girl that she sang in episode 4
Lee and her family lived in Sydney, New South Wales for 5 years

Lee Dong Gun

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Lee Dong Gun

Name: 이동건 / Lee Dong Gun (Lee Dong Geon)
English name: Emmanuel Lee (baptized name)
Nicknames: Mother-in-law / Uncle
Profession: Actor, singer and model
Birthdate: 1980-Jul-26
Birthplace: Kang Nam, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 184cm
Weight: 65kg
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: A
Family: Younger brother that passed away 20th March 2008
Talent agency: ISTAR
Education: Hanyang University Department of Theatre and Cinema
Languages: Korean, Japanese and English
Religion: Roman Catholic

Lee In

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Lee In

Profile

Name: 이인 / Lee In
Real name: 이준 / Lee Joon (Yi Jun)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1984-Jun-14
Height: 173cm
Weight: 58kg
Star sign: Gemini
Blood type: B

TV Shows

King Geunchogo (KBS1, 2010)
Stone (KBS2, 2010)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010)
Chuno (KBS2, 2010)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Glory of Youth (KBS1, 2009)
The Painter of the Wind (MBC, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Cannot Hate You (SBS, 2007)
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
Freeze (CGV, 2006)
Drama City episode Pokhara (KBS2, 2005)
Woman Above Flower (SBS, 2005)
Papa Sea (MBC, 2004)
Magic (SBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
Sweet 18 (KBS2, 2004)
Present (MBC, 2002)
Sidestreet People (KBS2, 2002)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Korea Gate (SBS, 1995)

Nam Sang Mi

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 Nam Sang Mi

Name: 남상미 / Nam Sang Mi
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1984-May-03
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 163cm
Weight: 46kg
Star sign: Taurus
Blood type: A
Family: Older brother
Talent agency: Yuleum Entertainment
Education: Dongdeok Women’s University

Biography

Nam Sang Mi worked in a fast-food restaurant near Hanyang University,Seoul in the fall of 2001 before becoming an actress. She was justposting her photos in the internet and that’s where she was discovered.Her role in her movie ‘Spy Girl’ is a bit similar on her story ofbecoming an actress. Nam Sang Mi started appearing with small roles inmovies and TV dramas and started to have commercials and advertisements.Her first debut drama is in the MBC drama, ‘Love Letter’. Her firstmajor role in a TV series drama is in the MBC drama, ‘Sweet Spy’.

Park Jin Hee

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Park Jin Hee

Name: 박진희 / Park Jin Hee
Nickname: Princess
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1978-Jan-08
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 167cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: B
Family: Older brother
Education: Dongduk University (Broadcasting and Entertainment Major), Yonsei University School of Social Welfare (Master’s)
Hobbies: Movies, water skiing

TV Shows

Fermentation Family (jTBC, 2011)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry (MBC, 2010)
On Air (SBS, 2008) cameo
Money’s Warfare (SBS, 2007)
Please Come Back, Soon-Ae (SBS, 2006)
After Love (CS, 2005)
MBC Best Theater Love Without Regret (MBC, 2005)
Since We Met (MBC, 2002)
Stock Flower (KBS2, 2001)
Look Back in Anger (KBS2, 2000)
Kaist (SBS, 1999)
In Search of Love (KBS2, 1998)
Start (KBS, 1996) debut

Ryu Hyun Kyung

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Ryu Hyun Kyung

Name: 류현경 / Ryu Hyun Kyung (Ryu Hyeon Gyeong)
Profession: Actress, Director
Birthdate: 1983-Mar-10
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 162cm
Star sign: Pisces

TV Shows

Tasty Life (SBS, 2012)
Salamander Guru and the Gang (SBS, 2012)
Late Night Hospital (MBC, 2011)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
Just Run! (KBS2, 2006)
Drama City: Fog Street (KBS2, 2006)
Pharmacist Kim’s Daughters (MBC, 2005)
Sweet Buns (MBC, 2004)
Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003)