list of new korean drama 2014
Korean soap operas continue their implausible success around the world by making a splash in Cuba. The leisurely pace and somewhat stationary acting of the Korean fare apparently contrasts pleasantly with the endless high-octane histrionics of Latin American telenovelas.Early last year, state-run TV station Canal Habana began broadcasting "My Wife is a Superwoman", the first Korean drama to air on Cuban TV. The program drew ratings of more than 70 percent. Next to air were "My Fair Lady" and "Secret Garden", which led to a boom in Korean TV dramas in the Caribbean nation. "Dae Jang Geum" started on Monday, while "Boys over Flowers" is being reviewed by the censors.Cubans who visited the Korean pavilion at the Havana International Fair which started Sunday asked where they could find the star of "My Wife is a Superwoman", Seon Woo-seon
It might be hard to imagine attending high school with a k-drama star but a few Korean actors attended high school in the U.S. And with a little luck you might have seen them carrying books down your high school corridor.
Among these stars are Ok Taecyeon, Han Ye Seul, Park Yoochun, Han Chae Young and Yunjin Kim.
Ok Taecyeon was born in Korea but immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10. He attended Bedford High School in Bedford, Massachusetts. At Bedford High School he managed to make the National Honor Society as well as participating in such extra-curricular activities as Chess Club, Jazz Band, and JV Soccer Team. He returned to Korea after participating in a JYP Entertainment audition on his 17th birthday. He renounced his American citizenship so he could enlist in the Korean army
FINAL EPISODE: “A Letter From The Continent” The arrow that flies right by Sohyeon’s face finds its home in Yoon-seo’s torso, but he’s able to catch her before she falls. All he sees is a hooded figure escaping through the woods.Sohyeon’s eyes are wide with shock as he carries Yoon-seo back to the palace, ordering that everyone be woken in order to help. All the while he whispers to her, “Just hold on. You’ll be all right.”Yoon-seo doesn’t want to let him go when Sohyeon lies her down for the doctors to tend to her, but he reassures her that he won’t leave her side. A tear escapes her eye as she falls limp, and as the doctors rush in, Sohyeon’s eyes glisten with sadness and worry
Sun bursts in to stop the torture, too late to save Ji-dam’s father. He confronts his father with threat of the maengui, now that he has possession of the original document, and demands a stop to the proceedings. Yeongjo just literally walks over the pile of bodies he’s just killed and leaves without sparing Sun a word.The father-son confrontation continues that evening, when Yeongjo laughs bitterly, asking if he’s to try to rule the nation while feeling on the hook to his son. Which is rather missing the point, honey, if you think Sun would be happy letting you rule while pulling your puppet strings.Sun says that he has no intention of pulling those kinds of dirty tactics, and then pulls out the maengui. Yeongjo’s eyes widen in shock… and then widen even more when Sun walks very deliberately… to the torch nearby… Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 14 Recap What! I repeat, WHAT? Are you insane or is this a fakeout? Tell me this is a fakeout
Sources told The Korea Herald that singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong will be enlisting in the military in March 2015.
Has the date been pushed up because of his recent scandal?
In April of 2014, the 28-year-old singer was interviewed on the KBS show "The Age of Feeling" and said that he planned to enlist in two years. All Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35 must serve two years of mandatory military duty.
"I"m planning to enlist when I"m 30," he said. "Some people might not be so fond of the fact that I"m enlisting so late. It"s because of my career as an entertainer, but I still want to apologize. I was waiting for the right time and I will surely be enlisting now."
Many entertainers delay their enlistment dates because the years between 18 and 35 are often the busiest and most lucrative time of their career
“Bubblegum pop” has a connotation for some people as music that’s just not worth their time. But Korea has a unique genre of super upbeat, cheery, and positive pop music that tops the charts time and time again. In honor of that genre, this week’s K-Pop Mood Playlist is bubbly!
With artists like Eric Nam, Juniel, Akdong Musician, and Seo In Guk, the bubbly playlist is perfect for any mood! It’ll be a nice pick-me-up if you’re feeling down or will make your day even brighter if you’re already feeling great! Make yourself a nice cup of coffee and enjoy ♥
1. Seo In Guk - 봄 타나봐 (Mellow Spring)Seo In Guk is just so charming (and handsome and lovable) in this catchy tune about being hyped up on caffeine. “Mellow Spring” is the perfect song to listen to while relaxing and having your morning coffee
Hyun Wook plants one on Se Na
So Hyun Wook told her not to do anything with anyone at ANA, and Se Na asked if that included him. In this episode, he tells her that she has to do things with him because there are no trainees that don"t interact with the CEO. Later, at the retreat, Hyun Wook"s stepmom gets a call from her private investigator, who sends a picture of her husband meeting another woman. She goes back to Seoul, gives back his ring, and leaves him. Se Na gets another visit from Shi Woo, and this time accepts his gift and firmly friend-zones him.
Shi Woo at dance practice
The next day, Shi Woo and ANA are preparing for his debut. Hyun Wook takes Dal Bong (the dog) to the vet
Fans of the EXO have expressed concern regarding the use of the band"s name in the upcoming SBS drama "Modern Farmer." "Modern Farmer" features a fictitous band named Excellent Souls which is led by FTISLAND"s Lee Hong Ki.
The issue at hand is the Korean abbreviation of Excellent Souls, which literally is EXO. As pointed out by Soompi in their English language coverage of the issue, Excellent Souls when abbreviated in Hangul is 엑소.
Fans of SM Entertainment"s EXO have cited that the use of the group"s name by SBS is an attempt to capitalize on the existing fandom. Meanwhile, fans who are supporters of the show have adapted the Romanization of the abreviation of the group to ExSo
Filmmaker Salima Koroma Talks About 'Bad Rap' Documentary Featuring Jay Park, Dumbfoundead & Other Korean-American Hip-Hop Artists [Exclusive Interview]
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Is it safe to call you a filmmaker/editor/director extraordinaire?
Haha. Extraordinaire? That"s epic! I don"t want to be like Kanye West where I"m going around telling people I"m a genius or an extraordinaire - but hopefully one day I can be considered a household name. A filmmaker who"s made a huge, very important mark. I want people to know and respect the work I do because I love creating films! But right now, I"m just working on getting my filmmaking skills up and learning from other talented people.
You"re currently working on a documentary called "Bad Rap." Please tell our readers about this awesome film.
If you live in America or anywhere, really - think about how many Asian-American rappers there are
Added the Korean drama "Drama Special - The End of Summer""s page to HanCinema database
"Drama Special - The End of Summer" (2014)
Directed by Kim Yeong-jin-I
Written by Jeong Soo-yeon
Network : KBS
With Jo Eun-sook, Jeon Jin-seo, Lee Kwang-gi, Nam Neung-mi,...
"Why should I be here? What"s that got to do with me?"
Architect Jin-woo gets injured on his way to Choonchun in an accident. Soo-kyeong is shaken up by the sudden news and heads to the hospital. However, she gets suspicious when his superior tells her that the Choonchun project was over a while ago. Soo-kyeong needs a copy of his resident registration for insurance things and notices a child named Cho-rok is listed on there
Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres
DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles. DramaFever began as the North American home for Korean dramas in 2009 – and has since brought this addictive genre to U.S. Millennials of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The network has grown from 2.5 million unique monthly viewers in 2012 to 10 million in 2013 and more than 20 million today
Everything has a secret, even K-pop and the world it opens for people. Korean music leads to Korean dramas. Appearances in Japan introduce fans to J-pop and anime. Anime leads to manga and J-dramas. Of course, you can start with any of those things and find your way around that whole web. But there’s one thing that often eludes fans, an island unto itself, cut off from the Hallyu wave: Taiwan. More specifically, Taiwanese dramas.
Taiwan has as long a history with dramas as Korea but has tended to import rather than export entertainment. The result is a entertainment culture that has been influenced by other cultures and has evolved as a result but hasn’t influenced those same cultures in return. Thus, T-dramas have a different set of usual mores and rules — college settings far outpace high schools, tones are closer to reality, and they’re far more risqué — than Korean ones
Trailer released for the Korean drama "Drama Special - The End of Summer"
"Drama Special - The End of Summer" (2014)Directed by Kim Yeong-jin-IWritten by Jeong Soo-yeonNetwork : KBSWith Jo Eun-sook, Jeon Jin-seo, Lee Kwang-gi, Nam Neung-mi,...Sun 23:55Synopsis"Why should I be here? What"s that got to do with me?"Architect Jin-woo gets injured on his way to Choonchun in an accident. Soo-kyeong is shaken up by the sudden news and heads to the hospital. However, she gets suspicious when his superior tells her that the Choonchun project was over a while ago. Soo-kyeong needs a copy of his resident registration for insurance things and notices a child named Cho-rok is listed on there. She then gets a call to pick up Cho-rok and feels betrayed that her husband was cheating on her