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The producer of CJ E&M, Baek Seung Ryong, revealed the relationship between the SNL parodies and the upcoming drama, “The Mermaid.”
On July 30, at the Seoul 63 Convention Center, the press conference for tvN’s upcoming drama, “The Mermaid,” was held. Baek Seung Ryong informed that, “We will include parodies within the drama and will include the characteristics of ‘SNL Korea.”
Producer Baek Seung Ryong has worked on “SNL Korea” and “Rude Miss Young Ae.”
Actress Jo Yoon-hee of the SBS drama “Lie to Me” has confirmed her role in a period drama tentatively titled “The King”s Face“, an entertainment industry insider told Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.In the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) drama, Jo will play Kim Ga-hee, who is stuck in the middle of a love triangle with King Seonjo and his crown prince, Gwanghae. The report said Jo”s representative also confirmed that discussions about the role went well and that a final meeting with the drama”s director was scheduled.It”s been about a year since the actress has appeared on the small screen, ever since the MBC drama “Scandal”, which ended in October. The drama tells the story of how Gwanghae fights to become king after 16 years of murder threats. Actor Lee Seong-jae is currently being considered to play King Seonjo, while Seo In-guk may play Gwanghae. The drama is set to air in November. By Lee Sun-min
Added the upcoming Korean drama “Night in Apgujeong“”s page to HanCinema database
“Night in Apgujeong” (2014)
Written by Im Seong-han
Network : MBC
With Kang Eun-tak, Park Ha-na, Lee Joo-hyeon, RUN, Baek Ok-dam, Kim Min-soo,…
A family story based in the department of entertainment.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/10
[Video] Added new teaser trailer, stills, posters and poster shooting video for the Korean drama "Apgujeong Midnight Sun"
Added new teaser trailer, stills, posters and poster shooting video for the upcoming Korean drama “Apgujeong Midnight Sun”
“Apgujeong Midnight Sun” (2014)Directed by Bae Han-cheonWritten by Im Seong-hanNetwork : MBCWith Park Ha-na, Kang Eun-tak, Jeong Hye-seon, Han Jin-hee, Park Hye-sook, Im Chae-moo,…Also known as “Night in Apgujeong”SynopsisA family story based in the department of entertainment.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/10/06
Korean dramas starting today 2014/11/02 in Korea: “Romance Cells” and “Drama Festival – The Diary of Heong Yeong-dang”
“Romance Cells” (2014)Directed by Kim Yong-wanWritten by Cha Hyeon-jinNetwork : NAVER tvcastWith Kim Yoo-jeong, Kim Woo-bin, Park Seon-ho, JiHyun, Baek Seong-hyeon,…Midnight dailyAlso known as “Love Cells”SynopsisI can seduce her? A man who”s born solo attempts to seduce a girl group star!
Naver, the country”s largest web portal, which claims nearly 70 percent of the market share, has opened a segment for web dramas under its TV Cast service.
And even K-pop groups are appearing in these brand-new dramas, using them as stepping-stones to help them transition into acting careers. Minah of Girl”s Day and Jiyoon of 4Minute both recently appeared in an Internet drama. More than 20 new web shows have poured in since last February. Of these, “See You After School – Drama” and “Aftermath” are two that proved the potential of the phenomenon, becoming the next big thing in the mobile content market. Centering on the story of an after-school club with five handsome high school boys, the fantasy-romance drama begins with a scene in which an introverted girl is invited to join their inner circle. She receives an invitation delivered by a dove and visits the club without hesitation because “she has never been invited to anything by anyone”. A sense of kitsch flows from the drama”s very first scene when the production team of “See You After School – Drama” uses a shoddy plastic bird instead of an actual dove. The 12-episode drama was originally produced in order to promote five rookie actors, but its popularity shot up – earning an unprecedented 10 million views on Chinese website Sohu.com. U.S.-based streaming site DramaFever recently bought the copyright to “See You After School – Drama“. Based on the huge success of the first season, production of the second has already finished. “Aftermath”, based on a teenage boy with supernatural powers, was another Internet hit this year. By featuring Dong Jun, a member of boy group ZE:A – Children of Empire, the online drama earned four million views in just a few weeks. When the accumulated views of a single web series go beyond 1.8 million, it is considered a hit, according to industry insiders. Since this new form of entertainment targets a younger demographic, the dramas tend to touch upon everyday issues like romance, food and single life. Some stories take place in the office or tell stories of college graduates who are struggling to find employment. The dramas also function as a test bed for new writers and producers. SM, YG and JYP Entertainment, the nation”s three major entertainment agencies, have all begun producing web dramas, too. “It takes between about 200 million [$192,000] and 300 million won in production costs to make a single music video”, said a producer who wished to remain anonymous. “But [these companies] see a series of web dramas as more effective than producing a single music video in terms of cost”. The average cost to create one season of a web series is similar to the production cost of a single music video or a single episode of a 60-minute, full-length drama. In addition, Internet dramas are freer from product placement than classical drama series. Along with the three entertainment agencies, Sidus HQ, which produced the hit TV drama series “Deep-rooted Tree” (2011) and “The Innocent Man” (2012), is also trying its luck. The agency”s first web drama series “Love Cells” will hit screens through web portals and video-sharing sites starting today. What differentiates “Love Cells” from other similar dramas is its stellar cast. Famous actors and actresses such as Kim Yoo-jeong of “Secret Door” (2014), Jang Hyeok of “Fated to Love You” (2014) and Kim Woo-bin of “The Heirs” (2013) will all appear in the 15-epsiode Internet drama. JiHyun, another member of girl group 4Minute, is also in the web series. The drama is an adaptation of a romance webtoon, or an online cartoon series, of the same title.”I consider it a challenge that is different from films and drama series because the time that is given to me is a few minutes”, said Jang, who plays a supporting role in “Love Cells“. Each new episode is uploaded at midnight every day and viewers are able to watch the next episode in advance if they pay for it.As the first to enter this market among the country”s three major broadcasters, KBS, the state-run TV channel, got experimental when it began to dabble in the new genre.KBS recently produced “Gan-seo-chi-yeol-jeon”, or “Drama Special – The Search for Battle“, the background story of Hong Gil-dong, a historical fiction character who is the Korean equivalent of Robin Hood. The drama came in two formats: one with seven episodes and the other in a more traditional television format. Prior to the official airing of the single-episode drama on KBS, the production team split the 70-minute show into seven episodes and uploaded the first six onto Naver TV Cast. After promoting and attracting viewers with the initial six episodes, KBS ran the very last installment after the full version hit TV screens. Upon the release of the first episode on Oct. 13, the web drama series attracted 600,000 views within six days. China was the first country to pay attention to web dramas. The Chinese audience was in need of something new instead of the typical period dramas or dramas with a heavy dose of propaganda the country was used to. The answer was web dramas. Since these short programs are streamed not only through the Internet but also inside subways and on buses in China, they are dubbed “the new generation of dramas”. Actor Kim Beom“s “V Love” online drama series, which was produced in China, has attracted 60 million views as of Oct. 12. Being aware of the potential of the Chinese market, the second season of “See You After School – Drama” was located in China and the production team also plans to release a second season in Korea, China and the United States on the same day. “Performances by the K-Tigers are really popular on YouTube”, said Shim Sang-min, a professor of media communication at Sungshin Women”s University, referring to a performance group that combines taekwondo, acrobatics, break dancing, K-pop and jazz. “I hope to see various attempts by web dramas in the near future just like K-Tigers do”, Shim added, explaining that these Internet-focused works have more room to be experimental, just like other web content productions. Producer Yoon Seong-ho, who is the creator behind hit online drama series such as “The Cravings” and “Flirty Boy and Girl” said, “Web dramas offer experience similar to watching films because they enable viewers to have one-on-one intensive watching”. Yoon plans to release another Internet drama featuring Korean-American actor Steven Yeun of the U.S. television series “The Walking Dead” sometime in the future. BY YANG SUNG-HEE [[email protected] ]
Si Wan of ZE:A – Children of Empire has been successfully building his acting career. The idol singer is currently starring in the popular drama series “Incomplete Life”.
The phrase “Sprinkling SM on top of fully cooked rice”, which derives from an old Korean saying that means adding one element can ruin a perfectly fine situation, is often used to criticize boy and girl group members who try their hand at acting without being fully prepared. SM refers to SM Entertainment, one of the largest music agencies in Korea.Similarly, the newly created term bal-yeon-gi is also used to mock idol singers who act. It literally means acting by foot and is used in reference to a person with terrible dramatic skills. Despite a lack of experience, famous singers are cast as actors because they bring star power that compels younger audiences to see musicals, plays and films and watch drama series.
More idols are making the transition from the performance stage to the k-drama set. Idols such as JYJ”s Park Yoochun and Kim Jaejoong, Shinhwa”s Eric Moon, Girls Generation”s Yoona and Sooyoung, BigBang”s T.O.P., 2PM”s Taecyeon and Hwang Chansung and miss A”s Suzy Bae boost ratings when they join the cast of dramas and films. And music has even become the theme of dramas such as “My Lovable Girl,” which starred singer-actors Rain, f(x)”s Krystal Jung and Inifinite”s L.
Singer and actress Min Hyo Rin will play the female lead in the upcoming Mnet music drama, “Perseverance Goo Hae Ra.” Several k-pop idols have already been signed to the cast of this drama about a musical competition.
The story focuses on characters that aim for fame by trying out for Superstar K. Min will play the leading character Gu Hae Ra. Her dream is to introduce the world to her late father”s work.
Min Hyo Ra, was recently seen in the film “Twenty,” with co-stars Lee Jun Ho, Kim Woo Bin and Kang Ha Neul.
Pansori singer Min Eun-kyung is one of three performers cast as Chunhyang, the lead female character in “Different Chunhyang”. Provided by the National Changgeuk Company
There are so many performances based on “Chunhyang”, one of the best-known Korean folk tales, that audiences are beginning to grow tired of it. Nevertheless, when Kim Seong-nyeo, the artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, asked Romanian-born U.S. director Andrei Serban to recreate “Heungbuga”, one of Korea”s five surviving pansori (traditional narrative singing) tales, Serban picked “Chunhyangga” instead, insisting that he could create an alternative version. The upcoming performance by the National Changgeuk Company is titled “Different Chunghyang” as a result. When Kim took the position as artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company in 2012, one of her pledges was to revive the five surviving pansori tales of Korea – “Chunghyangga”, “Heungbuga”, “Simcheongga”, “Jeokbyeokga” and “Sugungga” – from the perspective of the “world masters” in an effort to take changgeuk, or the traditional Korean opera performed with pansori, to the international stage.
Korean movies opening today 2014/12/04 in Korea: “Five Eagle Brothers“, “The Hospice”, “Seasons Romance”, “GROW: Infinite”s Real Youth Life“, “My Sister”, and “Highway Stars”
“Five Eagle Brothers” (2014)Directed by Jeon Hyeong-joonWith Yoon Sang-hyeon, Song Sae-byeok, Lee Ah-i, Hwang Chan-seong, Kim Ji-min, Lee Gwang-soo,…Formerly known as “Brothers From Duksoori”SynopsisA human comedy about five brothers known for their disagreements, in a village called Duksoori.
“The King”s Face” is a rather disjointed drama. It takes the central idea that face reading is powerful enough to determine a man”s destiny and tries to piece the different parts of the drama to that. The most important pieces that are tied together by face reading is that King Seonjo was not meant to be king and that Gwanghae is destined to be a great king. It puts father and son directly at odds, which is the main story played out by “The King”s Face”.
(Photo : Boarding House #24) “Boarding House #24″ is a light-hearted drama deserving of marathon viewership.
The holiday season has descended upon us which often means a break from work and school. There were many great Korean dramas released in 2014 and if you haven’t caught on up them, now is a great time.
Two underrated dramas that deserve a second-look
Korean dramas starting today 2015/01/09 in Korea: “Spy – Drama“, “Heart to Heart” and “Sing Again, Hera Gu”
“Spy – Drama” (2015)Directed by Park Hyeon-seokWritten by Han Sang-woon, Lee KangNetwork : KBSWith Kim Jae-joong, Bae Jong-ok, Yoo Oh-seong, Ko Sung-hee, Jeong Won-joong, Kim Min-jae,…16 episodes – Fri 21:20SynopsisBased on an original from Israel, about a mother who is a spy and her government agent son.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/01/09
SPY Episodes 1-4: A Whole Lot of Who-dun-it Written by Camiele On January 27, 2015
On the tails of his award-winning role as Yeong-dal in MBC drama Tri-angle, Kim Jaejoong tries his hand as a government agent in espionage drama SPY. Based on the Israeli show The Gordin Cell, SPY follows Kim Sun-woo, who is one of the National Intelligence Service’s (NIS) top agents, and his mother Kim Hye-rim (played by Bae Jong-ok), a former Chinese spy gathering information for Korea. Their lives become complexly intertwined when Hye-rim’s past comes knocking on her front door.
Added 3 trailers for the upcoming Korean drama “Jing Bi-rok”
“Jing Bi-rok” (2015)Directed by Kim Sang-hwiWritten by Jeong Hyung-soo, Jeong Ji-yeonNetwork : KBSWith Kim Sang-joong, Kim Tae-woo, Lim Dong-jin, Kim Hye-eun, Kim Gyoo-cheol, Lee Kwang-gi,…50 episodes – Sat, Sun 21:40SynopsisBased on “Jing Bi-rok”, written by Yoo Seong-ryong, the story of what happened at Jojeong between the Japanese Invasion and the Battle of Noryang where General Lee Soon-sin was killed.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/02/14
Added episodes 1 and 2 captures for the Korean drama “Jing Bi-rok” (2015)Directed by Kim Sang-hwi, Kim Yeong-joWritten by Jeong Hyung-soo, Jeong Ji-yeonNetwork : KBSWith Kim Sang-joong, Kim Tae-woo, Lim Dong-jin, Kim Hye-eun, Kim Gyoo-cheol, Lee Kwang-gi,…50 episodes – Sat, Sun 21:40SynopsisBased on “Jing Bi-rok”, written by Yoo Seong-ryong, the story of what happened at Jojeong between the Japanese Invasion and the Battle of Noryang where General Lee Soon-sin was killed.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/02/14
[Spoiler] "Heard It Through the Grapevine" First episode delivers successful beginning of black comedy
The unconventional black comedy by writer Jeong Seong-joo and producer Ahn Pan-seok has begun.
On the first episode of SBS” Monday & Tuesday drama, “Heard It Through the Grapevine“, In-sang (Lee Joon), a high school student whose future has paved road ahead, spent a night with Bom (Ko Ah-seong), whom he met at a camp, which resulted in having her become pregnant.
“Heard It Through the Grapevine” is a black comedy that satirizes the presumptuous and materialistic ideas by the top upper class in Korea, who thrive on inherited wealth and lineage.
Added episodes 3 and 4 captures for the Korean drama “Jing Bi-rok” (2015)Directed by Kim Sang-hwi, Kim Yeong-joWritten by Jeong Hyung-soo, Jeong Ji-yeonNetwork : KBSWith Kim Sang-joong, Kim Tae-woo, Lim Dong-jin, Kim Hye-eun, Kim Gyoo-cheol, Lee Kwang-gi,…50 episodes – Sat, Sun 21:40SynopsisBased on “Jing Bi-rok”, written by Yoo Seong-ryong, the story of what happened at Jojeong between the Japanese Invasion and the Battle of Noryang where General Lee Soon-sin was killed.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/02/14
Rookie actor Ji Soo is debuting with the new MBC drama “Angry Mom”.
“Angry Mom” is the story of a mother who used to be a gangster in the past; she becomes a high school student again and deals with school violence.
The story usually takes place in Myeong Seong High School where Ji Soo appears as Ko Bok-dong. He stars in the drama with Kim Yoo-jeong, Baro and Lizzy and is the “power of the class”. He acts tough but inside, he”s lonely and frightened.