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Script Writers, the Hong Sisters - would they be able to bring glory back to KBS miniseries department?

2008/01/03 | Permalink | Source

On 2nd January, the first episode of a comic historical drama 'Hong Gil Dong' was televised, starring Kang Ji-hwan and Sung Yu-ri.

The baton is now handed over to the Hong Sisters, Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran. The KBS miniseries department, which fall into a slump last year hold their hopes to KBS miniseries hit script writers, Hong Mi-ran and Hong Jung-eun sisters. The Wed-Thu miniseries 'Hong Gil Dong' (Directed by Lee Jung-seob) is a fusion drama, which adopted a comic historical drama. The first episode was televised on 2nd January and is captivating the viewers with a unique script written by the Hong Sisters and the appearance of top stars including Kang Ji-hwan and Sung Yu-ri.

From their first miniseries, 'Sassy Girl, Chun-hyang',, to 'My girl' and 'Fantastic Couple', the Hong Sisters wrote unique trendy dramas, achieving both quality and popularity. Last year, the KBS miniseries department spend a dark period of slump between its two rival broadcasting stations. Due to such seriousness of the situation, they are even showing a degree of urgency and imminence in hoping the Hong Sisters to work their magic.

Producer Pyo Min-soo's 'In-soon is Pretty' or kwon Sang-woo's latest drama "Bad Love" had been on the must-see list of the later half of last year but they failed to reach their expectation. The dramas such "Devil" and 'Evasive Inquiry Agency', which had high quality and originality, also recorded harshly low viewing rates. The desperate KBS is using a comic historical drama to reverse the situation. Their intension is to make a full use of the Hong Sister's unique provocative language and speedy plot to bring the viewers back to their channel at 10 o'clock in the evening.

Female casts of the Hong Sisters' dramas all rose to be top stars, including Han Chae-young, Lee Da-hae and Han Ye-seul

Considering the previous successes scored by the Hong Sisters, there is a chance. With their last work, 'Fantastic Couple', they brought up success of a trend drama on weekend nights and their second last work 'My Girl', which was telecasted on January 2006, took a head start of its rival broadcasting stations. Also Han Chae-young, Lee Da-hae and Han Ye-seul , who had been female casts of the Hong Sisters' dramas had been rose to be top stars.

There are many script writers who work in pairs, but the Hong Sisters, who are related by blood, knows exactly what the other person has in mind, which ultimately leads to synergy effect. The Hong Sisters' unique way of script writing is a non-stop chatting for 24/7 to formulate plots and write scripts. To be solely devoted to their script writing, the Hong Sister withdrew to a pension in Seok-cho, Kang-won-do for a month when they were working on 'My Girl'.

There is no exception for 'Hong Gil Dong'. The Hong Sisters are withdrawing from outer world once again to concentrate on their script for 'Hong Gil Dong'.

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