Korean Drama Series 2014
Will f(x)′s Sulli and Joo Won act opposite each other?
On November 8, Yland, the makers of the upcoming movie Fashion King announced the Sulli has signed on to star in the film.
Fashion King is based on a popular Korean online cartoon series of the same title (and should not be confused with the 2012 drama).
The cartoon comically depicts the life of a high school boy as he matures into an adult, while dealing with issues in fashion. It received over four million views online from readers around Korea.
It is very clear that model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin is no doubt, one of the hottest stars on the market these days.
When he appeared in SBS’ “Gentleman’s Dignity” and KBS’ “School 2013,” he was not as noticed. However, after his stellar performances on SBS’ “The Heirs” and the film “Friend 2,” Kim Woo Bin proved to be a hit-maker and has solidified his position as a top actor.
Actor Sung Joon has been cast for the leading male role in tvN’s new drama “I Need Romance Season 3.”
According to multiple broadcast representatives, Sung Joon will be working with writer Jung Hyun Jung and director Jang Young Woo who have been working together since season one of the drama series.
“I Need Romance Season 3” tells the day to day lives of managing directors at a home shopping network and the love and friendship among today’s Korean “alpha girls.” The series gained attention in Season 1 starring Jo Yeo Jeong and Kim Jung Hoon and in Season 2 starring Jung Yumi and Lee Jin Wook.
HIGH SCHOOL: LOVE ON EPISODE 2
“How does this work again?”
Seul Bi steps in front of a car, but Woo Hyun saves her. Sung Yeol continues to be rotten to his stepmother, Ji Hye, throughout the episode. A purse snatcher makes off with Ji Hye“s purse, but is chased down by the idols, the angel, and Sung Yeol“s father. Seul Bi uses her power to disarm the thug, but faints afterward. Seul Bi“s angelic mentor appears and gives her documents so that she has a verifiable identity and all that. Grandma is taking pills, but hides them when Seul Bi enters the restaurant. Since Woo Hyun has transferred schools, he now gets to know Sung Yeol and has run-ins with the bullies.
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.
From left to right: Jeong Jae-yeob, Ahn Oh-jun and Tak Eui-seong in their furniture cafe in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul. By Kim Kyeong-rok
Middle-aged Korean women may single-handedly be contributing to the success of multiple retailers and fashion lines. This demographic has a reputation for being savvy shoppers as well as avid fans of dramas.They are quick to find out what kind of handbag their favorite character was carrying or what type of table the most popular fictional family had in their dining room. When the latest episodes conclude, many instantly look up the brands and products that caught their eyes and add them to their shopping list. Businesses are eager to capitalize on this trend and are often willing to pay a small fortune to the producers of television shows or drama series to go toward product placement. But that”s not the case for three 20-something art school grads who started a small furniture business in 2010 out of a rented office in Hongdae, western Seoul. The young entrepreneurs contend it”s quite the opposite, actually: television producers come to them looking to sponsor their furniture. Perhaps only a select few may have noticed that the current KBS show “The Human Condition” as well as the action flick “The Divine Move” both feature furniture manufactured by the trio”s company, Kaare Klint. Their products already appeared in the hit television drama series “Answer Me 1994“, “A Gentleman”s Dignity“, and “My Husband Got a Family“.
Korean male star Kim Jeong-hoon is soon to come back to the big screen with R-rated thriller movie.
“Wild Dogs,” starring Kim and veteran actor Myung Gye-nam, has confirmed its release date to January 23, the film’s distribution firm Golden Tide Pictures said on Thursday.
The thriller movie will center around third-grade reporter So Yoo-jun (Kim), who came to an isolated town to kill his rival in love and the head of the village Jang Ki-no (Myung), who kept strict watch against So.
Cable channel TV Chosun is lining up another drama series, and it’s a period story titled Into the Fire. It’s a story about money, sacrifice, and love as the hero, played by Choi Su-jong (A King’s Dream, President, Comrades), rises from poverty in a war-ravaged youth and pulls himself up by his steel will (and bootstraps) to become a financial success.
On the surface the overall trajectory sounds pretty familiar, although setting it in the years following the Occupation and Korean War puts it several decades before stories like Giant or Empire of Gold. Choi Su-jong’s tenacious, upright character rises up through the miserable circumstances of the post-war years and pours his efforts into developing steel. As he works toward his goal of setting up an integrated steelworks factory, he falls into a love triangle with his childhood friend and a woman who saved his life named Kumiko.
“Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.
The second exciting trailer for the upcoming KBS2 action drama “Age of Feeling” has been released, attracting more fans before its release. The first episode of the Wed-Thurs action drama will air on January 15 at 9:55pm KST, and the drama will have 24 episodes.
“Age of Feeling” is an action drama focused on young Korean independence fighters set in 1930s Shanghai. The drama is based on a comic series written by Bang Hak Gi that was published in the mid to late 1980s. Actor Kim Hyun Joong will play the lead of a tough fighter.
Top model Dae Na is set to star in the first Korean American drama series, "The Romance Artist" with New York theatre actress Esther Nam
Plot: Lorraine is a con artist, who conned the wrong group of people this time. On the run from the Italian mafia, she finds sanctuary in a nunnery. There, she meets Devin, and for the first time, gets a taste of true love and happiness. The quiet life not being for her though, she winds up having to steal from Devin (her easiest yet hardest target yet). Having to have one more look at him before she leaves the country, she goes to watch him from a distance one last time. But he catches her and demands his money back.
2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren”t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.
This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!
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Warning: Contains Spoilers
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.
I Need Romance 3 – Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.
Award-winning Japanese drama “Nodame Cantabile” will be remade for Korean television.
Broadcasting insiders said on January 27 that production company Group 8 has decided to produce a Korean version of “Nodame Cantabile.”
“Nodame Cantabile” first appeared in a Japanese manga magazine in 2001 and is the work of manga artist Tomoko Ninomiya. The classical music-themed manga has a total of 23 volumes, and over 26 million copies have been sold to date.
Thoughts On Recent “You Who Came From The Stars” by Couch-Kimchi:
So Do Manager and the infamous actress are in love. We know this because he was lonely, missed her dearly and couldn’t resist kissing her.
We know she loves him because she’s gotten a tad obsessed and even considers marrying him for spousal privilege if he’s a criminal. And, oh yeah, she also confessed. “Do you see me as a woman? No, don’t you dare tell me! I don’t want to hear it! But do you?” She’s the cutest.
“Man from the Stars” episodes 14 and 15 deliver both thrilling and romantic sequences. Episode 15 in particular brought back some much needed humor, delighting audiences with Min Joon’s comedic struggle to express his feelings. It’s Min Joon’s turn to feel jealousy and frustration, as he begins to give in to his ever-building emotions. Song Yi instead focuses on regaining her health as well as her independence when it comes to love. Alas, no matter what she does she can’t quite shake her feelings for Min Joon.
(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to DATZENTERTAINMENT)
Back in Singapore after 4 months, Lee Hongki was there this time alone for a solo fan meeting “Lee Hongki”s Proposal”. The immense popularity he gained from his recent drama “Bride of the Century” has prompted for this special fan meeting tour. Singapore was his 3rd stop, after Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The multi-talented Korean singer-actor packed everything- his humour, energy and stamina, all ready to spend a memorable evening with his fans last Saturday, July 19 at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. The venue was filled with mostly female fans, hoping to be Hongki”s “destined one” for that evening.
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?