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Crafty K-Drama Heroines Get Creative

By in News posted Oct September 22nd, 2014 No comments

 

Not all k-drama heroines work three part-time jobs delivering fried chicken until there"s a chaebol who marries them and rescues them from a life of drudgery. Lately more k-drama heroines have been portrayed as having real jobs where they are at least sometimes respected and earn a living wage.

A few also work in the arts or at crafts, making a living with what they can create.

A good example is Jung Yu Mi"s character in "Discovery of Love." Her character, woodworker Han Yeo Reum, does not just whittle away at sticks but designs furniture for architectural firms. And despite her slender frame, she is not shy about using saws or other sharp-edged power equipment to craft the perfect piece of furniture.

Like Han Yeo Reum, Son Ye Jin"s character in "Personal Taste" was also often covered in sawdust and wore work goggles

Kdrama You Who Came From the Stars Episode 1 recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct December 19th, 2013 No comments

“Man from the Stars” Episode 1 Recap by drama beansWe begin in 1609, the first year of Gwanghae’s reign during the Joseon era. It’s on August 25 that a mysterious “round, shining flying object” was sighted and logged in the official records; it zoomed overhead with “a thunderous noise” before disappearing into sparks, leaving the skies clear and cloudless.(This is a real part of historical record, and served as the basis for tvN’s sci-fi-mystery drama Joseon X-Files, which I recommend by the way.)A procession makes its way along a mountain road, carrying a young girl who was widowed just as soon as she was married. Suddenly, the UFO appears directly above them, kicking up such a fierce wind that the travelers go flying.The young widow is buffeted about in her sedan chair, which eventually gets caught up in the tornado and skids along the ground, teetering at the edge of a cliff

Kdrama Answer Me 1994 Episode 10 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct November 18th, 2013 No comments



Kdrama Answer Me 1994 Episode 10 Recap by DramaBeans “It might be the last”

It’s 2013, and we’re still watching the neverending wedding video. This time we get as far as the daddy-daughter walk down the aisle, at the end of which Dad has this hilarious kneejerk moment, refusing to hand Na-jung over to the bridegroom(’s stand-in). That’s cute.

Thirty-nine-year-old Na-jung sends her hubby a sly wink across the room, and of course each of our bachelor candidates reacts to it. Is anybody else tired of this one-trick pony joke?

1994. Dad’s baseball team wins the Korean Series, after which he prepares celebratory liquor to drink on their next victory. To which Mom asks, “Who knows when you’ll win again?” LOL

Kdrama “Answer Me 1994″ Episode 7 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct November 10th, 2013 No comments


Kdrama "Answer Me 1994" Episode 7 Recap by DramaBeans

It’s a sweltering summer in 1994, and Na-jung has a new part-time job working the counter at a chicken and burger joint near campus. She’s surprisingly sharp and good with numbers, as she tells her customer the exact price difference between ordering his burgers and colas separately instead of as sets.

Someone pages her, and it turns out to be Chilbongie calling from baseball practice. He comes up with the adorably lame excuse that he felt like eating burgers, and wants to know if her store delivers.

She says he’d have to order something like twenty of them, and he happily orders fifty. Ermagerd, he’s so cute I can’t stand it.

So Na-jung and her co-worker (the computer science sunbae) head over to the field that night with fifty burgers in tow

Kdrama Basketball Episode 5 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct November 6th, 2013 No comments

Basketball EPISODE 5 RECAP By Dramabeans

Everyone’s in shock after Shin-young and Chi-ho’s wedding announcement, but no one more than San, who decides to go against his arrogant coach’s wishes and play the game with all he’s got.

Daddy Choi leaves feeling quite proud of himself, confident that the first score won in the game was won by Chi-ho. It’s Secretary Kim who breaks the news that it was someone from their team, causing Daddy Choi to start making his way back toward the court out of curiosity. Who could be giving the great Min Chi-ho a run for his money?

It’s none other than San, whom we see racing across the court with his teammates, sinking basket after basket. Bong-soon is adorably supportive as she gives the awed crowd San’s name so they can cheer for him: “Kang San! Min Chi-ho’s newest rival!”

The game gets fierce, and I mean fierce, when Chi-ho gets his head back into the game to take San head on

Kim Sung Kyum

By in Actor posted Oct October 3rd, 2014 No comments

Name: 김성겸 / Kim Sung Kyum (Kim Seong Gyeom)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1941-May-13
Star sign: Taurus

TV Shows

Still You (SBS, 2012)
The Women of Our Home (KBS1, 2011)
Midas (SBS, 2011)
Secret Garden (SBS, 2010)
Queen of Housewives (MBC, 2009)
Wife and Woman (KBS2, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea (MBC, 2008)
Gourmet (SBS, 2008)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
Eight Days Mystery of Jeong Jo Assassination (CGV, 2007)
Lobbyist (SBS, 2007)
Kimcheed Radish Cubes (MBC, 2007)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Dal Ja’s Spring (KBS2, 2007)
Young Jae Golden Days (MBC, 2005)
Wild Flower (SBS, 2005)
My Lovely Sam-Soon (MBC, 2005)
Bad Housewife (SBS, 2005)
Hong Kong Express (SBS, 2005)
Ireland (MBC, 2004)
Country Princess (MBC, 2003)
Sunshine (MBC, 2002)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS1, 2000)
Say it With Your Eyes (MBC, 2000)
Roses and Bean Sprouts (MBC, 1999)
Jealousy (MBC, 1992)
Love on a Jujube Tree (KBS, 1990)

Movies

Wedding Campaign (2005)
Spring Breeze (2003)
Reversal of Fortune (2003)
The Romantic President (2002)
Break Out (2002)
Kick the Moon (2001)
Last Present (2001)


Jung Eun Pyo

By in Actor posted Oct April 6th, 2014 No comments

Name: 정은표 / Jung Eun Pyo
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1966-Mar-27
Height: 165cm
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: B
Talent agency: Olive9 Entertainment

TV Shows

Time Slip Dr. Jin (MBC, 2012)
The Moon That Embraces the Sun (MBC, 2012)
Sign (SBS, 2011)
Ang Shim Jung (E Channel, 2010)
God’s Quiz (OCN, 2010)
Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child (KBS2, 2010)
Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
Invincible Lee Pyung Kang (KBS2, 2009)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2008)
You Are Very Good (KBS1, 2008)
The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea (MBC, 2008)
My Cop (TVN, 2008)
Hong Gil Dong (KBS2, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Catch A Kang Nam Mother (SBS, 2007)
Over the Rainbow (MBC, 2006)
Loveholic (KBS2, 2005)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
Jang Gil San (SBS, 2004)
Dal-Joong’s Cinderella (KBS2, 2003)
Wife (KBS2, 2003)
Loving You (KBS2, 2002)
Morning Without Parting (SBS, 2001)
Tender Hearts (KBS1, 2001)
Crystal (SBS, 1999)

Movies

A Day For An Affair (2006)
Le Grand Chef (2007)
Sunflower (2006)
Princess Aurora (2005)
Mapado (2004)
DMZ (2004)
Natural City (2003)
Into the Mirror (2003)
Break Out (2002)
Phantom the Submarine (1999)



‘God’s Gift’ Plays Out Like a Realistic Movie with Ratings Increase

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

With its second episode, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days set down its plotline, piercing fear and thrill into the viewers.

The first two episodes introduced the characters, before immediately jumping into kidnapping and murder of the drama’s youngest character. Viewers have been praising the high quality story, as well as the acting of Lee Bo Young, who perfectly portrayed a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child.

The episodes also brought up many social issues that have been taking place in Korea, sending fear at the possibility that what’s happening in the drama could easily happen in real life.

Although the drama received a ratings increase, so did MBC’s Empress Ki, who kept its overwhelming record at first.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dramas

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Heartache Takes Center Stage in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct January 24th, 2014 No comments

These episodes are jam-packed with heart wrenching emotion. The future doesn’t look too bright, especially with Min Joon’s departure looming ever closer. His desire to push Song Yi away grows, but so does his hopeless dream of a happy and normal life with heri at his side. For better or for worse, I’ve become heavily invested in the well-being of these characters. Seeing both Song Yi and Min Joon struggle through their heartache has left me emotionally drained and dejected. Keep in mind these feelings are a testament to just how great this show is.

Why is My Heart Breaking?

Min Joon Rejects Song Yi’s Confession

Min Joon’s run in with the psychopath Jae Kyung’s poisoned needle reminded him just how strong his feelings for Song Yi have grown. He’s convinced he must do all that he can to end his connection before it’s too late to recover

Cha Seo Won

By in Actress posted Oct October 3rd, 2013 No comments

Name: 차서원 / Cha Seo Won
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1983-June-08
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 48kg
Education: Honam University

TV Shows

Fashion King (SBS, 2012)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Bad Couple (SBS, 2007)
A Woman’s Choice (KBS2, 2006)
Marrying a Millionaire (SBS, 2005)

Movies

What Happened Last Night? (2008)
The Railroad (2007)
Boy, Goes to Heaven (2005)


Bae Doo Na

By in Actress posted Oct September 26th, 2013 No comments

Name: 배두나 / Bae Doo-na (Bae Du-na)
Profession: Actress, Model
Date of birth: October 11, 1979
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 171cm
Weight: 49kg
Blood type: O
Family: Parents, older brother, younger brother
Education: Graduate of Hanyang University

TV Series

Gloria (MBC, 2010)
God of Study (KBS2, 2010)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Someday (OCN, 2006)
Beating Heart (MBC, 2005)
Rosemary (KBS, 2003)
Country Princess (MBC, 2003)
Mothers and Sisters (MBC, 2000)
Turn Your Angry Face (KBS, 2000)
RNA (KBS, 2000)
Love Story (SBS, 1999)
School (KBS, 1999)
Kwangki Ad Maniac (KBS, 1998)

Movies

Kuuki Ningyo 空気人形 (2009)
The Host (2006)
Tea Date (2005)
Linda Linda Linda (2005)
Do You Like Spring Bear? (2003)
Tube (2003)
Saving My Hubby (2002)
Sympathy for Mr

Son Hyun Joo

By in Actor posted Oct September 20th, 2012 No comments

Name: 손현주 / Son Hyun Joo (Son Hyeon Ju)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1965-Jun-24
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 177cm
Star sign: Cancer
Education: Joong Ang University
Hobbies: Swimming and bowling

TV Shows

The Chaser (SBS, 2012)
The True Colors (KBS2, 2012)
Take Care Of Us, Captain (SBS, 2012)
Live in Style (SBS, 2011)
Perfect Spy (KBS2, 2011)
Special Crime Squad MSS (KBS2, 2011)
Thank You for Your Smile (KBS1, 2010)
Texas Hit (KBS2, 2010)
My Sister’s March (MBC, 2010)
Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
Temptation of an Angel (SBS, 2009) cameo
Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
The Sons of Sol Pharmacy House (KBS2, 2009)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
First Wives Club (SBS, 2007)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
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Park Shi Hoo

By in Actor posted Oct September 20th, 2012 No comments

Name: 박시후 / Park Shi Hoo
Real name: 박평호 / Park Pyung Ho
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1978-Apr-03
Height: 182cm
Weight: 70kg
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: B
Family: Father (fashion/CF model), mother, younger brother/baseball player Park Wu Ho
Talent agency: StarK Entertainment
Hobbies: Skin scuba diving and snowboarding.
Specialties: Aikido, boxing, fencing.

TV Shows

The Princess’ Man (KBS2, 2011)
Queen of Reversals (MBC, 2010)
Prosecutor Princess (SBS, 2010)
Family’s Honor (SBS, 2008)
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
What Star Did You Come From (MBC, 2006)
Let’s Marry (MBC, 2005)
Delightful Girl Choon Hyang (KBS2, 2005, cameo)

Movies

I’m a Killer (2012)
Mr

Park Won Sook

By in Actress posted Oct September 19th, 2012 No comments

Name: 박원숙 / Park Won Sook (Park Won Suk)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1949-Jan-19
Height: 165cm
Weight: 57kg
Star sign: Capricorn

TV Shows

Bachelor’s Vegetable Store (Channel A, 2011)
Lights and Shadows (MBC, 2011)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Can’t Live With Losing (MBC, 2011)
The Greatest Love (MBC, 2011)
Smile, Mom (SBS, 2010)
Three Sisters (SBS, 2010)
City of Glass (SBS, 2008)
The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea (MBC, 2008)
Winter Bird (MBC, 2007)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (MBC, 2007)
Miracle (MBC, 2006)
Love Can’t Wait (MBC, 2006)
My Sweetheart My Darling (KBS1, 2005)
Tropical Nights in December (MBC, 2004)
Miss Kim Makes 1 Million (SBS, 2004)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
She Is Nineteen (SBS, 2004)
A Problem at My Younger Brother’s House (SBS, 2003)
Into the Storm (SBS, 2003)
Escape From Unemployment (SBS, 2003)
Pearl Necklace (KBS2, 2003)
All In (SBS, 2003)
Rival (SBS, 2002)
To Be With You (KBS1, 2002)
Romance (MBC, 2002)
Wuri’s Family (MBC, 2001)
Tender Hearts (KBS1, 2001)
Her House (MBC, 2001)
Still Love (SBS, 2001)
All About Eve (MBC, 2000)
Foolish Love (KBS2, 2000)
Days of Delight (MBC, 1999)
Loving You (MBC, 1999)
Tomato (SBS, 1999)
Roses and Bean Sprouts (MBC, 1999)
Blushing With Love (MBC, 1999)
Red Azalea (KBS2, 1998)
Wish Upon A Star (MBC, 1997)
You and I (MBC, 1997)
LA Arirang (SBS, 1995)

Movies

Oh! My God (2006)


Lee Won Jae

By in Actor posted Oct September 18th, 2012 No comments

Name: 이원재 / Lee Won Jae
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1958-Aug-16
Birthplace: South Korea
Star sign: Leo

TV Shows

It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (SBS, 2010)
Family’s Honor (SBS, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Jumong (MBC, 2006)
Queen of Conditions (SBS, 2005)
Green Rose (KBS2, 2005)
Land (SBS, 2004)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
Couple Clinic: Love and War (KBS2, 1999)
Daewongun (MBC, 1990)

Movies

4 Days (2008)
The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008)
Truck (2007) cameo
The Longest 24 Months (2007)
Miss Gold Digger (2007)
Le Grand Chef (2007)
The Scent of Love (2003)


Kim Sa Rang

By in Actress posted Oct September 12th, 2012 No comments

Name: 김사랑 / Kim Sa Rang
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1978-Jan-12
Height: 174cm
Weight: 51kg
Blood type: O
Family: One older brother
Education: Yongin University

TV Series

Secret Garden (SBS, 2010)
Tokyo Shower (SBS, 2008)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
A Love to Kill (KBS2, 2005)
A Maiden’s Dream (천년의 꿈) (KBS1, 2003)
Thousand Years of Love (SBS, 2003)
Affection (SBS, 2002)
Mina (KBS2, 2001)
How Should I Be (MBC, 2001)
Anger of Angel (SBS, 2000)

Movies

Radio Dayz (2007)
Sexy Teacher / Who Slept With Her? (2006)
Love of South and North / Love Impossible (2003)
Birth of a Man (2002)

Awards

2005 KBS Performance Awards: Best Supporting Actress Award (A Love To Kill)

Trivia

Kim Sa-rang (Miss Seoul, 22) was crowned Miss Korea on May 28, 2000