list of new korean drama 2014

Korean TVN Drama Bad Guys Episode 6 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 10th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:Boss Lee gives Woong-chul one last chance to change his mind about killing Jung-moon. But Woong-chul says nothing, and then it’s time to go.Tae-soo tries calling his buddy Hyun-woo as soon as he’s released, only for his call to go unanswered. Hyun-woo turns to the elderly pawn shop owner, who says they’ll need to strike Tae-soo first before he does.On the van ride over to his burial, Woong-chul puts a disrespectful hoobae in line by regaling everyone in an embarrassing story about the thug’s earlier days. It successfully riles up the gangster’s temper, but that’s exactly what Woong-chul wanted, as he kicks and punches him and the other guys in the van. As Woong-chul strangles the driver, the van swerves out of control and crashes into a pole. Boss Lee remains calm, however; he reaches for a golf club in his trunk, marches up to the van, and then hits Woong-chul over the head with it

Korean Wave Makes Splash in Cuba

By in News posted Oct November 9th, 2014 No comments

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

K-Drama Stars That Attended High School In America

By in News posted Oct November 6th, 2014 No comments

 

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

Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 5 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 6th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: The moment Dal-goo steps out of Da-jung’s house with her stolen prize money, he gets a call from Woo-jin. He’s a nervous mess over the phone, especially since Woo-jin continues to ask questions that make him uncomfortable.So while he tries to pass his nervousness off in order to get off the phone as quickly as possible, Woo-jin knows exactly what went down. That’s why Dal-goo finds him waiting outside his apartment door before he gets home.Caught red-handed, Dal-goo has no choice but to try and defend his actions—in his mind, Da-jung is better off being indebted to the show than his boss. Woo-jin disagrees, and Dal-goo switches to blaming him for being the reason Da-jung is still playing the game in the first place.He tries to throw a punch, but all Woo-jin has to do is move aside for him to miss. Now chastened, Dal-goo is more willing to listen when Woo-jin tells him that it was Do-young who sicced the creditors on Teacher Hyun—what does he think would happen to Da-jung if she became indebted to the show? What if she loses?Dal-goo’s eyes go wide as he asks Woo-jin to help Da-jung if things are that bad

Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 8 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 6th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: Much to Yoo-jin’s shock, the S Orchestra’s performance of “Mambo” is good, and so is the new guy Yoon-hoo, who’s acting as their emergency conductor. In flashback, we see him asking the orchestra to give him a chance to conduct, since he’s performed this piece before and has memorized the score. They look hesitant, but they’re out of options so they agree; and as we’ve already seen, the result is a roaring success.Yoon-hoo is playful and expressive up there on the conductor’s platform, performing as much as the rest of them are and leading them like the life of the party. It’s adorable to watch, and in the back of the auditorium, Yoo-jin’s cloud just gets darker and darker.Streseman seems to have been waiting for this reaction, as he simply stands there praising Yoon-hoo. He looks intrigued the minute Yoo-jin retorts that he’s the star today

Korean SBS Drama Birth of a Beauty Episodes 1 Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 5th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:It’s a grand entrance for a gorgeous woman, whom we’ll come to know as SA-RA (Han Ye-seul), who walks down a street and turns heads left and right with her stunning appearance. Everywhere she goes she attracts admiring glances and drops jaws; she explains that she’s an actress who’s just come back to Korea after working in the U.S. This makes sense to everyone who sees her, and she gets the royal treatment.She gets her fortune told by a face reader, who is awed by the interesting combination of fates she holds in her hands (er, face): Not only is she an uncommon beauty, she also has the fortune of a military general and might even save the nation. That is, if she steers clear of her two pitfalls: the need to get involved in matters, and bad guys.Sa-ra starts to clue into the uneasy feeling that she’s being followed, and this is how we get our introduction to HAN TAE-HEE (Joo Sang-wook, whose combination of dorky and heo-dang antics I have really missed, and love to see back in action here)

Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap and Screenshots

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

by Dramabeans:

 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

Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 14 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 5th, 2014 No comments
By Dramabeans:

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

Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 13 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 4th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:In the wake of Yeongjo’s order to kill everyone in possession of the book that makes him complicit in his brother’s death, Sun finally confronts him with the truth: Did he sign the maengui? Is he Juk-pa and does that mean that everything written in this book is true?Yeongjo quakes with rage to be confronted with the truth so head-on by Sun, and cries defensively, “‘How afraid were you? How difficult and scary was it? Didn’t someone threaten to kill you? If you didn’t sign that document, were you scared they would kill you?’ If you are my child… IF YOU ARE MY SON—that is what you should ask!”Father and son’s eyes are brimming with tears, and Sun drops to his knees as his tears spill out. He immediately realizes that he never considered it from his father’s perspective and begs forgiveness, acknowledging that being born his son (and therefore the rightful heir) means he can’t ever fathom the struggles Yeongjo went through as the king’s brother

Korean KBS2 Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 7 Recap and Screenshot

By in News posted Oct November 4th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: Yoo-jin bristles to see the new guy, Yoon-hoo, paying attention to Nae-il, which brings out his inner caveman as he pulls her to himself. Yoon-hoo explains that he’s auditing classes here while on break from Juilliard, and watches Yoo-jin’s display of jealousy with amusement. The scoring for this moment is particularly apropos, with Prokofiev’s famous Montagues-versus-Capulets piece marking the tension, all bombast and machismo. Although let’s be honest here; it’s mostly a one-sided thing, even if Yoo-jin won’t admit it.Nae-il marvels that this is the first time Yoo-jin has hugged her, which puts Yoo-jin in the awkward position of protesting that it totally wasn’t a hug while not wanting to back away entirely—since, you know, he was proving a point to New Guy. But New Guy has his number, sizing up the situation accurately—he guesses that they’re not dating, though he recognizes that things just got harder for himself (and his interest in Nae-il)

Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 5 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 4th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: Today’s cold open: On a sunny day at the park, a man approaches a woman sitting alone from behind. Reaching into his jacket pocket, he slowly extends his other hand towards her…She jumps in alarm and breathes a sigh of relief, recognizing him. It turns out the man was reaching for a small box—namely, a diamond ring. His girlfriend (?) simply asks him to ask nothing before walking away.At the same time some distance away, a masked man in a hat loads his rifle. He fires the weapon and the woman falls, dead. Another shot rings out, followed by another, and then another.Elsewhere, a peddler puts in a panicked call to the police to report some “strange men” who broke in and beat up him and his men. Those so-called “strange men” are none other than Team Crazy Dogs, and the peddler hands the phone over so that Goo-tak can tell the dispatcher that all is well here

Kim Hyun Joong Reported To Be Enlisting In March 2015

By in News posted Oct October 14th, 2014 No comments

 

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

Weekly Series: K-Pop Mood Playlist – Bubbly

By in News posted Oct October 14th, 2014 No comments

“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

[Drama Review] “My Lovely Girl” – Episode 8

By in News posted Oct October 10th, 2014 No comments
MY LOVABLE GIRL, EPISODE 8

Hyun Wook plants one on Se Na

RECAP
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

EXO Fans Upset Over K-Drama 'Modern Farmer' Band Name

By in News posted Oct October 4th, 2014 No comments
(Photo : SBS ) Fans are upset over SBS" use of the name EXO for "Modern Farmer."

 

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]

By in News posted Oct September 30th, 2014 No comments


(Photo : Salima)

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

Korean drama “Drama Special – The End of Summer”

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments

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,...

Sun 23:55
Synopsis
"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

Digital Video Network DramaFever Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Exclusive Fall Premieres

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments

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

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat

By in News posted Oct September 18th, 2014 No comments
3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat Written by Lo On September 18, 2014

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

[Video] Trailer released for the Korean drama “Drama Special – The End of Summer”

By in News posted Oct September 18th, 2014 No comments

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