Actress Oh Yeon-seo promised a new leap with Sidus HQ.
Sidus HQ announced on the 14th that Oh Yeon-seo signed a contract with it and that it will give her unlimited support in an active career...More
Actress Kim Hyo-jin revealed her husband Yoo Ji-tae and her son Soo-in.
She posted a picture on her Instagram on the 13th saying, "I asked them to give me a smile and this is what they gave me"....More
"Graceful Family" set another record.
MBN drama "Graceful Family" rated 8.0%, having increased by 1.0% compared to the previous episode and breaking its existing record of 7.3% by 0.7%...More
In a recent interview Shin Se-kyung has opened up about her recent role on "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung". While much was made of the drama's feminist premise, Shin Se-kyung talked about how she was drawn to the role by its exploration of a woman at a crossroads in life. Shin Se-kyung will soon be entering her thirties, after all, and much like the character she plays, wants to be remembered as something besides a cute face...More
Singer-turned-actor Im Si-wan is hungry for work after returning to showbiz since completing his 21-month military service in March.
"I was tremendously hungry to act while I was in the army. I want to work nonstop for at least two years", said the actor...More
Back in August, actor Jang Geun-seuk had his thirty-second birthday. Jang Geun-suk's fan club, Cri J, began a donation drive at that time, and on October 7th finished the drive and made a donation of $25,000 in Jang Geun-suk's name to charity...More
"When the Camellia Blooms" tops the list of the most buzzworthy TV series in Korea!
According to data analyst Good Data Corporation's weekly monitoring report, "When the Camellia Blooms" is the most talked about TV series in news articles, social media, blogs, forums and videos. A total of 25 currently airing and upcoming TV series from September 30 to October 6 were included in this analysis...More
Actor Lee Jae-wook has made a successful debut in the movie "The Battle of Jangsari".
"The Battle of Jangsari" came out on the 25th of September. The story is about 772 student soldiers with an average age of 17 years who were sent to the long-range landing operation of the Incheon Landing Operation. Lee Jae-wook made his first screen appearance as Lee Gae-tae, the son of a hunter and the most capable at shooting among the student soldiers...More
"The Tale of Nokdu" recorded viewer ratings in the class of 7%.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "The Tale of Nokdu" rated 5.4% and 7.1%. This is a decrease from the previous episodes, but the highest rating for a drama out of all Monday / Tuesday series...More
KBS 2TV's "When the Camellia Blooms" has achieved record-breaking ratings and established itself as the No.1 Wednesday-Thursday drama.
According to Nielsen Korea, the drama's episodes which aired on the 3rd rated 10.2% and 12.9% by nationwide household standards...More
"Extraordinary You" has experienced a spike in interest since it first started airing, though the drama had been fairly low profile up until that point. Consequently, the comments of the male star Rowoon at the drama's October 2nd press conference have come under closer scrutiny...More
Will "The Tale of Nokdu" continue its climb?
According to Nielsen Korea, the 3rd and 4th episodes of the Monday-Tuesday KBS 2TV drama "The Tale of Nokdu", which aired on October 1st, rated 6.5% and 8.3% by nationwide household standards...More
Actor Song Won-seok is starring in the new MBC weekend drama "No Second Chances", a satisfying drama about the guests at the run-down Nakwon Inn yelling 'there are no second chances in life' and getting back up on their feet.
The coming together of cast members Youn Yuh-jung, Joo Hyun, Han Jin-hee, Oh Ji-ho, Ye Ji-won, Park Se-wan, Kwak Dong-yeon, Park Ah-in, Song Won-seok, Park Joon-geum, Hwang Young-hee, Jung Suk-yong and Go Soo-hee foresees a harmony between them and antipation increases...More
Actor Kim Min-joon and Kwon Da-mi had their wedding pictures taken.
Kwon Da-mi posted the pictures on her SNS on the 24th. She added, "Not too long left! Let's be happy honey ♥"...More
"Welcome 2 Life" failed to break the record in its final episode.
According to Nielsen Korea, the MBC drama "Welcome 2 Life" rated 4.2% - 6.0%, which is 0.1% less than the previous episode...More
The sports casual brand All For You has started advertising for its fall and winter collections, and has taken the somewhat novel approach of using actors Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo as models. The two are also married in real life...More
"Justice" ended with favorable reviews.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Justice" rated 3.4% and 6.3%...More
The Hong Sisters have proved their reputation once again with the tvN drama "Hotel Del Luna" after numerous hit dramas such as KBS 2TV's "Sassy Girl, Chun-hyang", SBS's "My Girl", MBC's "Fantastic Couple", KBS 2TV's "Hong Gil Dong", SBS's "You're Beautiful", SBS's "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho", MBC's "The Greatest Love", KBS 2TV's "Big", SBS's "Master's Sun", MBC's "Warm and Cozy" and tvN's "A Korean Odyssey".
Above all, the Hong Sisters have continuously come up with fantasy dramas, with the start of "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho", then "Master's Sun", and "A Korean Odyssey" and finally their accumulated capability was in full swing with "Hotel Del Luna"...More
"Justice" set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the episodes of the KBS 2TV drama "Justice" on the 4th rated 5.8% - 7.0%. It increased by 0.8% since the previous episodes...More
On September 3rd Shin Se-kyung posted a picture of herself with her dog on Instagram. In the picture she describes the dog as having gotten very big and heavy...More
There has been a "famine" of 20s actors once, but the generation change has begun with the appearance of many rookies in recent years.
New faces can be seen in several dramas these days. Their good looks and talent won the hearts of the audience at once and their names are up on live-time portal sites. Some of these 'rising stars' are Song Kang, Lee Do-hyun and Lee Jae-wook...More
"Justice" took the ratings throne.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Justice" rated 6% and 6.4%...More
"I wish our children's world isn't lawless. That's why I will fight".
This line by Joong-eun (Park Jin-hee) when she hears about the death of Ha-rang (Kwak Dong-yeon) in the first episode of the SBS drama "Doctor Detective" really touched the hearts of many viewers. It reminded everyone of the 'screen door accident' that occurred in Guui Station in Seoul in 2016. "Doctor Detective" is a drama that sheds light on the reality of the labor scene dotted with money, with a doctor specializing in occupational environmental medicine (doctor detective) as the main character, who explores the cause of industrial diseases while traveling through industrial sites. It deals with the world of doctors outside the hospital, which is unfamiliar to the public...More
The latest drama from MBN and Dramax, "Graceful Family", has quickly made a decent impression in the ratings. It premiered with twice the ratings score of its predecessor "Level Up", which ended very weakly at 0.5%. The 2.8% premiere of "Graceful Family" can be attributed in part to its strong cast and the concept of legal risk assessment which attracted them...More
On August 22nd the MBC entertainment news program Section TV broadcast a segment about the current feud between Ku Hye-sun and Ahn Jae-hyun. Sources with some access to the celebrities stated that their problems had started earlier this year, marked mainly by ennui. The main point in their public profiles when the shift can be noted is when their social media accounts started featuring pictures of one or the other alone, rather than together...More
Kakao Page will start full-scale IP (Intellectual Property) imaging from the second half of this year.
Kakao Page said that the webtoon IP-based drama "Love Alarm" will be released on the 22nd as an original Netflix series. The original webtoon was so popular that it recorded 470 million views. It is written by Chun Gye-young, who is well known for "Audition". Prior to the release of the drama, a live chat will be held on the 20th in the evening, involving leading actors such as Kim So-hyun and Jung Ga-ram...More
"It seems like everything precious in the world is ceasing to exist. It's like an empty cocoon left behind after the butterfly flies away".
This is what Park Ha-sun (Son Ji-eun) narrates in the first episode of the Channel A drama "Love Affairs in the Afternoon" as her husband (Jung Sang-hoon) leaves for work in the morning, kicking her shoes aside. She sees him off with coffee in a tumbler, but instead of nice words for her, he leaves after telling her to bathe his bird. There's no love in this dry relationship that they have. Meanwhile, a new man (Lee Sang-yeob) comes along and he's so much warmer and too humane to dismiss as an affair...More
"The Night of the 8th Day" is a mystery thriller about people who have to fight 'it', which is freed from being sealed, and survive in a world of chaos because of 'it'. The number '8', which means complete, immortality and rebirth, represents a symbol of infinity.
Choi Jin-ho plays Professor Kim Joon-cheol, an anthropologist. He tries to find out the existence of 'it', which should have never been awoken...More
"Little Forest" decreased in viewing percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS TV show "Little Forest" rated 3.5% and 5%. It is more than 1% lower than the last week's episode of 5.1% and 6.8%...More
The all-round talented Kim Seul-gi is starring in her first sageuk film. "Jesters: The Game Changers", is a historical film about a group of people during the Joseon Dynasty who play with the media, crafting news...More
Ahn Sung-ki explained that he stars in movies only because he likes them.
Actor Ahn Sung-ki appeared on the MBC FMFU "Movies and Music With Jung Eun-chae" and talked about why he doesn't appear in dramas...More
"Welcome 2 Life" has attracted strong positive attention for the chemistry between its leads. In the drama Rain plays Jae-sang and Lim Ji-yeon Si-on, ex-lovers and law professionals who have become bitter rivals at court. But once the drama's fantasy conceit kicks in, we also see an alternate version of the couple that never split up and is raising a daughter together...More
Woman + Romance, hence 'womance' is better than romance. The tvN drama "Search: WWW", which ended on the 25th last month, was a thrilling yet intense drama about womance. This drama, which is about real romance between women who work at a trendy portal site and men who steal their hearts, perfectly portrayed the bold and amazing career life of working women.
The three leading ladies of the portal industry are Im Soo-jung in the role of Bae Ta-mi, Lee Da-hee as Cha Hyeon and Jeon Hye-jin-II as Song Ga-kyeong. They bound together in womance and left a deep impression through the small screen...More
Highlight video, set and press conference photos added for the upcoming Korean drama "Welcome 2 Life"...More
It was something new, to see a handsome man take off his 'pretty boy' image and become a secret multi-character. Actor No Min-woo played a physician named Jang Cheol, who is quiet and always seems to be hiding something, and serial killer Doctor K without a sense of difference in the MBC drama "Investigation Partners Season 2".
"When I first saw the synopsis I felt greatly pressured, because my character had three personalities including Jang Cheol, Doctor K, and Jang Cheol's mother. The PD advised me to watch some psycho killer movies so I watched up to three or four movies up to the day we started filming. I watched "Memories of Murder" and even "Dexter". I watched dramas and films about doctors until I got to a point where the violence didn't disturb me at all"....More
"Mother of Mine" broke through 30% once again.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Mother of Mine" rated 26.9% and 31.6%, which is much higher than the 24.2% and 29.5% recorded on the previous episodes...More
A famous unknown actress may sound an oxymoron, but that is the best description of Kim Ha-young. The name hardly rings a bell, but when people see her picture they easily recognize her.
Kim (40) has been a steady cast member on MBC's "Surprise Mystery TV" for 16 years, where she has played over 700 characters in re-enactments of unusual or mysterious events around the world over the years...More
Following the disappointing performance of "Different Dreams" it was little surprise that the drama's successor, "Golden Garden", would try to do something more well worn and traditonal in its Saturday night time slot...More
Amid the increasing number of multi-season dramas, many of them in the first half of this year brought about mixed reactions. "Arthdal Chronicles" and "Chief of Staff" are coming up next, so there is great interest in how they will fare.
"God's Quiz: Reboot", which ended in January, is one of OCN's most notable multi-season dramas. With the key role of Han Jin-woo (Ryu Deok-hwan), who was in all four earlier seasons, the drama reached the highest viewing percentage of 2.7%...More
Wednesday / Thursday dramas are not really hitting the mark.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Justice" rated 5.5% and 6.3%...More
"Perfume" ended with a slight decrease in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Perfume" rated 4.6% and 5.9%...More
A drama about a man who learns about a tragedy involving his family and seeks revenge, "Golden Fish", is suddenly being a hot topic again...More
Ahead of "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung"'s premiere the cast and crew have discussed what they were trying to do with the drama. Director Kang Il-soo has described the story as one of personal growth for women in the nineteenth century who worked in the palaces. He described having heard about women who pretended to be illiterate so as to avoid written advances, and thought this was a good foundation for a fun story...More
Actor Jung Hae-in's pictorial is out.
A fashion magazine released pictures of him on the 16th. Jung Hae-in recently starred in the drama "One Spring Night" as a deep and emotional character. The pictorial was taken one late night in Hannam-dong and it looked like he was acting for the pictures...More
Rain showed his appreciation for the snack truck.
On the 15th, Rain made a post on his Instagram saying, "Thx my cloud" along with pictures...More
"One Spring Night" set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the MBC drama "One Spring Night" rated 7.4% - 9.5%, which is 1.5% more than the previous episode. It was the last episode that set the record...More
At a press conference for "Investigation Partners Season 2" held on July 8th cast and crew for the drama have suggested that there is strong interest at MBC for a third season and that they are expecting a decision soon. "Invesigation Partners Season 2" was itself teased before the original "Investigation Partners" had finished, lending plausibility to the suggestion...More
On July 17th Cha Eun-woo's new drama, "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung", is set to begin. In contrast to the more aggressive male leads that have featured in South Korean dramas as of late, Cha Eun-woo will be playing more of a supportive role in regards to the title character's scholarly ambitions in the Joseon period. Other dramas soon to begin will also feature softer male images...More
The competition is about to get fierce with Wednesday / Thursday dramas. MBC drama "One Spring Night" and KBS2 drama "Angel's Last Mission: Love" are struggling for first place at the moment, but dramas of various genres are making a grand entrance this July.
First is the new KBS2 drama "Justice" starting this 17th. "Justice" is a social thriller about Lee Tae-kyeong (Choi Jin-hyuk), a corrupt lawyer who has joined hands with the devil for revenge, Song Woo-yong (Son Hyun-joo), a man who chose to become evil for the sake of his family, and reveals the dark underbelly of Korea's VVIPs...More
The South Korean television network HighlightTV has started rebroadcasting "Princess Aurora - Drama". The infamous 2013 daily drama was a ratings hit, but its reputation is almost entirely due to prolonged popular mockery of its bizarre, generally nonsensical storyline. The drama was the source of the infamous line about how cancer cells are also alive, and thus worthy of respect...More
MBC ON is broadcasting old dramas that viewers picked to watch again.
MBC ON announced, "We've received votes on over 1,000 dramas and TV shows that viewers want to watch again through the 'Audience Drama Entertainment Summoning Event' that was held in May and June. Starting this 3rd, the company decided to air the top five dramas and entertainment programs, except for those that are restricted to cast members and broadcasting reviews"....More
Lee Sung-jae is one of Korea's leading actors and he's appeared in numerous dramas and films, ranging from mellow to comic and to being the villain. Even now, he is constantly pursuing new challenges without putting any limits on acting.
His potential stands out once again in the tvN drama "Abyss", in which he plays Oh Yeong-cheol, a serial killer who goes from genius surgeon reborn into an old man in his 60s. Lee Sung-jae endures special make-up that takes over 1 hour to get done and he's got all the action and the duality of a psychopath...More
Ground wave dramas all showed a drop in viewing percentage.
MBC drama "One Spring Night" rated 5.5% - 7.8% on the 3rd, which is 0.2% lower than the previous day...More
Parallel worlds are trending in Dramaland again, and MBC's upcoming "Welcome 2 Life" introduces its concept of them with an emotional bang. Rain and Lim Ji-yeon's characters have several obstacles to overcome, and if one life is a challenge, two make for a brutal wake up call...More
Actress Youn Yuh-jung is considering coming back with "No Second Chances", a new MBC drama.
Her agency states she's been offered a role and is reviewing it with a positive mindset...More
Seo Kang-joon, Cha Eun-woo, Ong Seong-wu and Gong Myung are coming to home televisions this July.
"WATCHER", the latest OCN original drama that's coming on the 6th of July, is a psychological thriller that delves into the reality of power. It follows the story of three men and women who join a special anti-corruption police investigation unit after their lives are shattered by a dramatic event. Seo Kang-joon takes on the role of Kim Yeong-goon, a policeman who witnesses a murder. Kim Yeong-goon is warmhearted and kind, but he acts cold and blunt purposely while he's in the police station. Due to a coincidence, he joins the anti-corruption police investigation unit after an acquaintance with Do Chi-kwang (Han Suk-kyu) and Han Tae-joo (Kim Hyun-joo), who are involved with a dramatic event...More
Former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk leaves a police station in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis
Former YG Entertainment chief Yang Hyun-suk was questioned by police on pimping charges on Wednesday...More
Actor Ahn Jae-hyun had a pictorial.
Fashion magazine Cosmopolitan revealed pictures of Ahn Jae-hyun in collaboration with French watch brand Gc...More
Nam Gyu-ri's agency has released excerpts of a recent interview she has done. In the accompanying photo she can be seen wearing a white one piece dress and a short hairstyle...More
Korean drama of the week "A New Leaf" (2014)
Directed by Oh Hyeon-jong, Park Jae-beom-II
Written by Choi Hee-ra
With Kim Myung-min, Park Min-young, Kim Sang-joong, Chae Jung-an, Jin Yi-han, Choi Il-hwa,...
16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00
The ace of a law firm, Kim Seok-woo, loses his memory in an accident and retraces his life...More
Standard work contracts will also be introduced to drama production sites.
The National Union of Media Workers announced on the 20th that a four-way joint consultative body consisting of the three ground-wave broadcasters, KBS, MBC, and SBS, the media union, the Korean Drama Producers' Association and the Hope Alliance's Broadcasting Staff Branch has come to a basic agreement on the guidelines for the drama production environment...More
Actor Choi Phillip made a new contract with a new agency and met his newborn baby daughter.
The Pro Actors announced on the 18th that Choi Phillip will be starring in the new MBC Monday / Tuesday drama "Welcome 2 Life"...More
"One Spring Night" went up the charts.
The MBC drama "One Spring Night" rated 5.0% and 8.1% on the 19th. This is 1.1% more than the previous episode. The difference between the first and second half of the drama goes up to 3.2%, but it's the first time the drama's hit the top...More
Actor Choi Phillip had a baby girl.
He announced the news on his Instagram saying, "I am a daddy, everyone. It's so amazing and I'm so happy. Please pray for my baby girl to be healthy~ and thank you my beautiful wife for doing such a good job. I love you^^...More
Actors Lee Tae-ri and Kim Ji-in-I are starring in the new MBC drama "Extraordinary You".
Lee Tae-ri appears as a character whose age, nationality, origins and even name are hidden behind a veil. He is also called 'Dried Squid', because he is bound to appear from anywhere when the school food menu includes dried squid...More
In MBC's current 9:00 weekday evening drama block, two very different strategies are at play. On one end, "Investigation Partners Season 2" is anchored by rough chemistry, as its leads seeks to unravel grisly cases and work together as a team. At the other end, "One Spring Night" shows off sweet chemistry, working more traditionally as a romance...More
MBC drama "One Spring Night", which started broadcasting at 9PM, finally made it.
The scene where Han Ji-min calls one of the two men sitting awkwardly in a car on the twelfth episode on the 6th, rated 9.8% in viewership ratings, and 4.6% in total daily programs for the 20-49 age group. At the moment, the highest viewer rating soared to 11.2%...More
MBC has confirmed that Jung Gun-joo, who achieved popularity last month for his work in the webdrama "The Best Ending", has been cast for "Extraordinary You". The new drama, which is planned to release in September, centers around high school student Dan-oh (played by Kim Hye-yoon) and how she inspires romance in a private cram school...More
The latter half of 2019 is brightened up by pretty boys. Who will sit on the throne?
The voyage began with tvN's "Arthdal Chronicles" opening the gate. "Arthdal Chronicles" is talked about for many things, and one of them is Song Joong-ki. It's his first drama since his marriage to Song Hye-kyo and he looks the same as he did before he was married. The "Arthdal Chronicles" isn't an easy subject to deal with, but a grand production and Song Joong-ki's popularity might lead to the thriving of the drama. Even so, there is the question of whether it can be expected to be popular...More
"Perfume" is still in the lead.
According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episodes of the KBS 2TV drama "Perfume" rated 5.9% and 6.8%...More
Actor Park Ki-woong is back with a deeper vibe.
Jellyfish Entertainment revealed 3 photos of Park Ki-woong showing off his soft charisma and dandy looks...More
It's not an overstatement. The 3 ground wave broadcasting channels, general service cable channels and subscription-based cable channels provide various dramas, but from absolute ratings to the subject matter, no drama can be called a box office hit.
It's been a while since this dark age for drama has begun. It's getting so bad that it is said good scripts and actors are attracted to general service and subscription-based cable channels first...More
Actor Jung Joon-ho is starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "The Tale of Nokdu", which is due for broadcast in September this year.
"The Tale of Nokdu", which is based on an original Naver webtoon, is a fun Joseon romantic comedy about Jeon Nok-doo (Jang Dong-yoon), who dresses up as a woman to enter a village of widows, and Dong Dong-joo (Kim So-hyun), a young woman who doesn't want to become a gisaeng...More
"Perfume" came in first place.
The KBS 2TV drama "Perfume" rated 5.4% - 6.6% on the 10th, which is 0.6% lower than the previous episode...More
Korean dramas are taking flight in Japan. Three remakes are being aired in Japan next month alone. Analysts say that the results reflect the local producers' understanding of Korean drama, which shows its increased quality level, and their want for the unique sensitivity of Korean dramas.
Japanese contents have been reflected in the Korean drama market since a long time ago. It was in the mid 2000s that Korean dramas started adapting Japanese comics, and some examples are "White Tower", "Boys over Flowers" and "The Queen of Office"...More
In the MBC drama "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo", there is a just-hearted labor supervisor who punishes evil employers. Most civilians who have been in unfair situations cheered on, and the drama ended with a number 1 viewing percentage.
Is there a just Jo 'Jang-poong' in real Korea as well? In the real world, many labor supervisors are too busy handling reported cases, such as payment of wages, and are thus negligent in their original duties. There are cases where the complainant's information was handed over to the company, where they were ridiculed, and even had their cases delayed for nearly a year...More
"I was already drawn by the title before I read the script. It's not fantasy that doesn't exist, but fantasy that pleasantly relieves a person's frustration. I figured everyone could use some righteousness".
He was right. "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" was a pleasant kick where it hurts to the social matter of labor. The main character, Jo Jin-gap (Kim Dong-wook), showered catharsis every week by punishing evil employers that misused their powers...More
Actress Shim Eun-ha's "M - Drama" is being rebooted for the first time in 26 years.
According to exclusive coverage by Star News on the 4th, drama production company Supermoon Pictures recently signed a contract with writer Lee Hong-goo, the original writer of "M - Drama", and has begun production. The working title is "M2020"...More
"Perfume" came in first on both Monday and Tuesday.
The KBS 2TV drama "Perfume" rated 6.0% and 7.2%, which increased by 0.8% compared to the previous episodes...More
Actor Kim Min-joon is in a relationship with singer G-Dragon's (Kwon Ji-yong) sister, Kwon Da-mi.
Kim Min-joon's agency acknowledged this fact on the 2nd. They have recently been spotted together in the Gangnam area...More
Fashion magazine SINGLES featured Lee Yo-won, the actor currently playing doctor Lee Yeong-jin who throws herself into hardship instead of going the easier way in the MBC 100th year celebratory drama "Different Dreams"...More
While the president of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun-suk, has been embroiled in a scandal for having entertained South East Asian VIPs with sexual favors, police are looking into facts. The police are investigating this matter further through an informant.
According to jTBC on the 28th, the police are looking into the report made by MBC regarding speculations of sex favors made on Yang. They will collect statements to verify if there really were provisions of sex services...More
After a slow start "One Spring Night" is quickly accumulating excellent buzz. The Wednesday/Thursday MBC drama ranked at the top of the latest Good Data report, which analyzed social media trends in dramas for the fourth week of May. Lead actors Han Ji-min and Jung Hae-in ranked in the first and second spots for individual performers...More
Stars gain weight for work. They struggle to display the right kind of physical appearance for their characters. Since 1~2 kilograms of weight can make a character look different, Gang Dong-won, Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Dong-wook increased their weight through various methods of dieting and exercise. Based on the visuals that fit the character, they succeeded in increasing the immersion of their work and drawing positive reviews for their acting.
Gang Dong-won is known to put on weight every time he goes into something. He usually weighs about 68~70 kilograms, but for the role of Choi Boo-je in "The Priests" he increased his bodyweight to 71 kilograms, and he increased it to 75 kilograms for the movie "My Brilliant Life" for the role of a father. In the movie "Master", he weighed 73 kilograms to play a detective and in "Golden Slumber" he was 75 kilograms again as a delivery man...More
A fresh wave of weekend dramas is coming.
Most weekend dramas were somewhat 'dramatic' until now. Centering around family stories, the main character went through various obstacles and they found a happy ending with those obstacles being resolved slowly throughout the episodes...More
A special 70-minute episode of "Different Dreams" will be broadcast on the 25th.
This is due to the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup games. Therefore, only the 13th and 14th episodes of the drama will be sent out in these 70 minutes on the 25th, and not the usual 4 episodes running for 120 minutes...More
Song Kang-ho mentioned dramas on the MBC FM4U radio show "Bae Chul-soo's Music Camp", which he guest starred in with director Bong Joon-ho from their upcoming movie "Parasite".
Song Kang-ho said, "I've been acting for 30 years including theater. I started theater in 1989. I have been acting in movies for 24 years. Dramas have never been my thing compared to movies. I am very much like Bong Joon-ho in this way, as we both can't multitask"....More
All 3 terrestrial broadcasting stations are abundant with romance dramas this May; from realistic love stories to angels from heaven and robot boyfriends.
One of the most highly anticipated is the MBC drama "One Spring Night" starring Jung Hae-in and produced by Ahn Pan-seok, who both met in "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food" last year, with the addition of Han Ji-min. It is an ordinary love story about very ordinary people. Han Ji-min and Jung Hae-in take on the roles of a librarian named Lee Jeong-in and a pharmacist named Yoo Ji-ho to portray lovers completely head over heels for each other. MBC's "One Spring Night" is being moved from 10PM to 9PM...More
"The Banker" set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the MBC drama "The Banker" rated 5.4% - 7.0% which shows a 2.7% increase from the previous episode...More
Lee Tae-joon begins to appear in the MBC drama "Different Dreams". It is the touching story of patriot Lee Tae-joon and his movement for independence.
This melo historical series is a spy action drama about a Joseon surgeon named Lee Yeong-jin (Lee Yo-won), who was born and raised by the Japanese, and Kim Won-bong (Yoo Ji-tae), the chief of an armed secret society. Independence fighters Park Esther, Kim Rip and Lee Tae-joon will retell history...More
Idol actresses are drawing attention to themselves. It's not unusual that idols act, but there have been some new faces lately, which means there is a shift in generations. However, many say the earlier idol actresses still have a strong standing position, so it looks like the abundant drama industry is in a warring state.
Hello Venus's Kwon Nara is building a reputation for herself in the KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner". She made quite an impression in the tvN drama "My Mister" and SBS drama "Your Honor", and now she's a lead actress. There's also Kim Jae-kyung, who's representing the new SBS drama "The Secret Life of My Secretary". She starred in the OCN drama "Life on Mars" and MBC's "Bad Papa" last year, but she's taking a big step this year. Bang Minah is starring in the new SBS drama "Absolute Boyfriend", which begins on the 15th. She proved her value in the 2016 SBS drama "Beautiful Gong Shim", but took a long break, so "Absolute Boyfriend" will be another chance for her to prove her talent...More
On May 9th BIS Entertainment announced that Lee Do-guk would be appearing in MBC's upcoming drama, "Investigation Partners Season 2". He will be playing the Chief Public Prosecutor Kal Dae-cheol, the new superior officer of prosecutor Ji-han, one of the main characters who is played by Oh Man-seok...More
This warm spring, various romantic works are coming our way.
It is true that romances don't have good ratings, but there's always a demand, especially from the younger generation of viewers...More
With a huge budget of 200 billion won (~17 million US dollars) expectations have been high for "Different Dreams". But a lot of the reaction to the drama has been muted. With a first weekend of ratings hovering in the range of 5-7%, the drama's long term viability is an open question...More
One of the biggest concerns of multi-season dramas is the casting; whether they'll go with the same cast from the previous season or replace them. Whatever the choice, the viewers' will have mixed views, so it has to be a prudent decision.
MBC drama "Investigation Partners" ended in July last year and it is coming back with a second season with the same cast of Jung Jae-young and Jung Yoo-mi...More
Actor Kim Kap-soo re-signed with his current agency, Fe Entertainment.
Fe Entertainment announced, "We have signed a second contract with Kim Kap-soo recently based on boundless trust"....More
MBC announced that actress Lee Yo-won will be narrating in the MBC Radio public campaign "Just A Moment".
Lee Yo-won will be telling 7 of her own episodes to the listeners. "Just A Moment", an MBC radio campaign that has been going on for more than 20 years through the voices of famous people from all walks of life, is a corner where listeners think about various stories in Korean society...More
Top actresses are coming back to the home screens and they are Ha Ji-won, Kim Ha-neul and Shin Min-ah. These famous and talented top actresses are going to present joy and variety to the drama world. Ha Ji-won and Kim Ha-neul have just entered their 40s, and Shin Min-ah is in her mid-30s. Unlike the bubbly characters their 20s and 30s, they come back with new roles this time...More
As "Investigation Partners Season 2" is coming close to release, more material has been incoming about the new drama. Director Noh Do-cheol in particular has been open about his hopes for the sequel series, having recalled fondly his work some thirteen years ago on the vampire sitcom "Hello Franceska", which also went into a second season...More
Drama playwright Noh Hee-kyeong is going to write a drama about international relations. This writer is famous for writing about realistic social issues and equality awareness...More
The power of "Doctor Prisoner" is extraordinary. Despite pre-emption, the drama still came in first place...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "The Banker"...More
Ryu Deok-hwan and Park Se-young got together for a photo shoot.
They photographed for the May issue of ALLURE. The two appeared on the SBS drama "Faith" together and this is the first reunion since then...More
The reshaping has begun.
The days of MBC, KBS and SBS are over. Now it's inevitable facing changes in time for the multi-channel era. It is literally a time of upheaval that requires choice and concentration. The deficit is snowballing and has reached its limit...More
It has been a long time since upcoming MBC drama "Different Dreams" has kicked off its production, and this long journey is finally bearing fruit. The drama has officially wrapped up filming, and we will get to experience the results in just a few days...More
"Haechi" ended in first place.
The final episode of the SBS drama "Haechi" rated 7.1% - 7.4%. The highest viewing record is 8.4% on the 32nd episode...More
"I like B-class comedy movies like "Shaolin Soccer", "The Funny Movie" and "Dachimawa Lee". My comedy comes from Stephen Chow and Im Won-hee. When I first started comedy in "Pirates" (2014), people said that it was truly me. I have a standard when it comes to choosing movies and dramas, and that's if the message is clear and if there is humor behind it. We need laughter in our lives"...More
"Haechi" is in the throne.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama "Haechi" rated 6.9% and 7%. There has been a slight decrease from the previous episodes, but the drama is still in the lead...More
Kim Hye-yoon is coming back with "Extraordinary You", a new MBC drama.
Kim Hye-yoon drew attention to herself when she played Kang Ye-seo in the drama "SKY Castle", which ended in February. Her performance in it was extraordinary, and it made her one of the most prominent characters in the drama...More
Lee Sang-woo and Han Ji-hye are meeting again 7 months later.
According to sources, Lee Sang-woo is favorably considering the leading role of Cha Pil-seung in the new MBC drama "Golden Garden". Cha Pil-seung is a homicide detective with good looks and skills. He looks confident, but he carries a childhood trauma...More
Kim So-hyun has a new profile picture.
She posted a picture on her Instagram saying, "2019 profile B-cuts"...More
"Different Dreams" has released a character chart outlining the relationship between the drama's large cast. Red lines represent antagonistic relationships, blue lines are allies, and yellow lines are love interests...More
"Doctor Prisoner" fell slightly in the ratings.
According to Nielsen Korea, the KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" rated 12.6% and 14.6%. There has been a 0.1% drop compared to the previous episodes...More
On April 23rd Jo Hye-ryun opened up about her mother on the mbceveryone variety program 'Video Star'. Jo Hye-ryun discussed how she was raised in a household of eight brothers and sisters, where there was always yelling and begging for money...More
"Haechi" came in first.
According to Nielsen Korea, the 43rd and 44th episodes of the SBS drama "Haechi" rated 7.% and 8.2%...More
Actor Ji Hyun-woo was hurt in the making of a drama.
His agency announced on the 23rd that Ji Hyun-woo sprained his ankle while filming the MBC drama "Love in Sadness", and needs 3 to 4 weeks of treatment and crutches. However, the injury is not severe...More
The SBS drama "Haechi" came in first.
According to Nielsen Korea, the episodes of "Haechi" on the 22nd rated 7.3% and 8%...More
Actor Joo Jin-mo has acknowledged the fact that he's marrying doctor Min Hye-yeon, who is 10 years younger than him in Jeju Island in June.
According to his agency, the wedding date and location won't be disclosed, as it will be held in private...More
Stills of Kim Tae-woo from the MBC drama "The Banker" have been released.
Kim Tae-woo plays executive vice president Lee Hae-gon who strives to open a new path to the power structure of Daehan Bank...More
On April 17th the upcoming MBC drama "Different Dreams" released still cuts of Yoo Ji-tae's character. In them, he can be seen handling a firearm and also riding a horse...More
SBS drama "Haechi" reached the peak of 9.7% with Jung Il-woo raging against Ko Joo-won's mutiny.
According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episodes of "Haechi" on the 16th rated 7.4% and 9.0%. The highest ratings soared to 9.7% at the end...More
The MBC drama "Investigation Partners" made the achievement of winning the Gold Medal at the 52nd Houston International Film Festival...More
SHINee's Minho and Infinite's Jang Dong-woo are beginning their mandatory military service on the same day.
They will be admitted through the Marine Corps Training Center in Ponhang, Kyeongbuk on the 15th. Jang Dong-woo will be leaving in private. Starting with the admission of their team leaders, Minho and Jang Dong-woo are the third in line to go. Onew and Key from SHINee are currently in service as well as Kim Sung-kyu and Lee Sung-yeol from Infinite...More
SBS TV drama "The Last Empress" will be receiving some restrictions due to violence, disregarding human life, and animal abuse during its broadcast.
The Broadcasting Review Subcommittee of the Korea Communications Standards Commission held a meeting on the 11th and decided to vote on the three cases involved and submit them to the committee...More
Joo Jin-mo's lovely fiancee is Doctor Min Hye-yeon was introduced to him via Kim Hyun-wook.
Kim Hyun-wook explained he introduced Joo Jin-mo to Min Hye-yeon because he'd been single for so long...More
As MBC's upcoming commemorative drama, "Different Dreams", gears up for its May 4th premiere, the promotional goodies have started slowly, but surely, popping up. The latest is a stylish 4-person poster showcasing the drama's 30s visuals, but also the troubles and emotions brewing beneath the glamorous surface...More
It's been two years since actress Kim Young-ae, who performed until just before she closed her eyes, passed away.
The actress passed away on the 9th of April in 2017 from pancreatic cancer...More
"Haechi" is far ahead of its competators.
The episodes of the SBS drama "Haechi" rated 7.5% to 8.2%, which shows a decrease of 0.2% from the previous episodes...More
Actors Park Hae-soo and Lee Hee-joon are considering director Kim Do-hoon's latest, BH Entertainment announced.
"Chimera" is about an explosion that became the source of a series of murders in 1984 and a similar phenomenon that is occurring at current times...More
There are not many actors who look as good with creases in their foreheads as Lee Sun-kyun. Maybe it was his aura as a chef from the MBC drama "Pasta", but Lee Sun-kyun's temper is more powerful than anyone else's. The wavelength is especially bigger when Lee Sun-kyun's anger is applied in "Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage", a film pointing out the current foul activities taking place in society...More
"Doctor Prisoner" ranks first place in Wednesday/Thursday dramas despite ratings decrease.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, the KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" rated 13.3% and 14.6% on the 4th...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "The Banker"...More
On March 29th a representative from MBC Star confirmed that "Big Issue" would not be airing new episodes next week. This means no new episodes on April 3rd or April 4th...More
New behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "The Item"...More
Kim Sang-joong is being called out on his line delivery that is similar to his delivery on the tv show, "The Know", and viewers claim it disturbs the flow of his character...More
"Doctor Prisoner" broke its own record.
According to Nielsen Korea nationwide, the KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" rated 13.0% and 14.5%, beating its existing record of 12.2% and 13.9%...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "The Item"...More
New behind the scenes images added for the upcoming Korean drama "The Banker"...More
New behind the scenes images added for the upcoming Korean drama "The Banker"...More
Upcoming social satire drama "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" has been dropping a nice supply of stills and videos, and yesterday was the turn of Ryu Deok-hwan's lonely lawyer to get some of the spotlight. His mysterious character will reportedly be an exciting part of the drama. I know when I'm being prepared for a twist, series. I can smell it. It smells stressful...More
Actor Cha Tae-hyun has been edited off the MBC TV show "Radio Star" for his involvement in golf betting...More
The new KBS 2TV drama "Doctor Prisoner" is on the road to success with the first two episodes hitting 10%.
"Doctor Prisoner", which began on the 20th, is a new kind of medical suspense drama about an ace doctor who is ousted from his hospital and becomes a medical chief of a prison. With Namgoong Min in the lead, the drama is said to have engaged viewers since the first episode...More
Actress Oh Yoon-ah has shared her graceful images from a recent lingerie photoshoot...More
On March 20th MBC released an extended promotional trailer for "The Banker". Though the name may sound simple, the drama is promising to be a dynamic one. Stills from the drama give lead actor Kim Sang-joong a crazed look as the titular auditor Dae-ho - a high-performing manager who gets wrapped up in conspiracies and investigations...More
Cha Tae-hyun will no longer appear on MBC Radio's late night talk show 'Radio Star'. The announcement was made by MBC on March 20th...More
On March 19th, Yoon Ji-oh appeared on the news program 'Tonight with Kim Je-dong' to discuss the Jang Ja-yeon case. Come March 20th, Yoon Ji-oh posted extended thoughts on the topics discussed during her interview, namely her use of the term 'casting couch'...More
The MBC Newsdesk program issued an apology on March 19th for the way anchor Wang Jong-myung interviewed Yoon Ji-oh on the March 18th broadcast. Over a six-minute thirty-second live interview, he asked her four times to divulge names of people associated with the Jang Ja-yeon case...More
New stills and behind the scenes images added for the Korean drama "The Item"...More
Singer Jung Joon-young is being charged with sharing videos of himself having sex and raping women on a Kakao Talk chat group. His comments on television have come under scrutiny...More
Actor Kim Jung-hyun, who had put everything on hold for 6 months, finally showed some signs of his well-being.
He made a post on his fan café on the 16th saying, "I am working on getting better. I have so much to do and I miss you all"....More
After enjoying the man himself, "The Banker" brings us the visuals and the information on his three fellow leads, portrayed by Chae Si-ra, Yoo Dong-geun and Kim Tae-woo. The series has also released a second teaser, so we get to meet the extended cast in brief, but glorious shots. I feel like I'm going to love-hate so many people here. This is drama happiness...More