[REVIEW] MBC TV series "Twinkle Twinkle" - 1st episode

Feb 14 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MBC TV series Twinkle Twinkle

MBC TV series "Twinkle Twinkle" Sat-Sun 8:40 p.m. Where there is light, there is shadow. If Jung-won's (Kim Hyun-joo) life could be called the light, Geum-ran's (Lee Yu-ri) life would be called the shadow though the two were born on the same day. The first episode of "Twinkle Twinkle" focused on showing the contrasting lives of two women whos..

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"Smile Again" continues to top weekly TV chart

feb 14 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Smile Again continues to top weekly TV chart

KBS daily drama "Smile Again" continued to remain atop weekly TV charts for the second consecutive week, according to the findings by two media research firms on Monday. "Smile Again" posted an average viewership rating of 34.6 percent and 33.5 percent on surveys by Total National Multimedia Research (TNmS) and AGB Nielsen Media Research (AGB),...

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"The Last Tundra - Movie Edition" presold to Japan

feb 14 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean documentary "The Last Tundra - Movie Edition" has been presold to Japan ahead of its release in Korea, according to the film's distributor SBS Contents Hub on Monday. The critically acclaimed SBS documentary, which first aired in Korea on November 14 till December 5, was purchased by Japanese company Dragon Heart, making it the first docume...

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"Detective K" stays atop box office chart for 3rd week

feb 14 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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"Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow," an 18th century Korean style detective story, remained on top of the weekend box office chart for the third straight time, according to the official website of the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS). The film, currently shown in 653 theaters nationwide, brought in 499,822 moviegoers during the we...

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Actress Gong Li's Movie Picks

feb 11 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Gong Li Movie Picks

The world's trend in art films has always been on the move, wandering about in search of a new location. The trend has constantly changed, from Japan and China to Korea and all the way to Egypt and Kazakhstan. But from the moment when the focus was turned to China, and even till today, there have been names that have continued to represent the regi...

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"Sign" reigns on TV chart for 3rd week

feb 11 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Sign reigns on TV chart for 3rd week

‘SBS series "Sign" stood a winner on the Wednesdays and Thursdays' prime time chart again, making it the third straight week for the show to achieve the feat, according to the findings by two media research surveys on Friday."Sign" marked an average viewership rating of 17.5 percent on Total National Research Media's (TNmS) poll and 19.9 per...

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Lee Byung-hun attends promotional event for "I Saw the Devil"

feb 11 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Byung-hun attends promotional event for I Saw the Devil

Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun attended promotional events in Japan for the release of his film "I Saw the Devil" this week, according to his agency BH Entertainment. BH announced in a press release that Lee flew into Tokyo on Wednesday and made several appearances on entertainment programs for Fuji TV, Nihon TV, Ashahi TV and on Japan's popular show "S..

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Tang Wei says every moment of "Late Autumn" role challenging

feb 11 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Tang Wei says every moment of Late Autumn role challenging

Chinese actress Tang Wei says portraying the role of her character Anna in film "Late Autumn" was challenging every step of the way."Every moment of playing Anna was difficult... It was hard to think of and understand her life and emotions," Tang Wei told reporters after a press screening for the film in Seoul on Thursday. In "Late Autumn," co-star...

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5 Korean shows listed as finalists for New York TV-film award

feb 10 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

5 Korean shows listed as finalists for New York TV-film award

A total of five Korean TV programs have made into the final list works competing for gold at the 2011 New York TV & Film Awards, according to the official website of the prestigious awards ceremony. The five finalists are "The Slave Hunters" (Mini-Series) and "Musical Documentary: Moonlit Night in Seoul" (DocuDrama) by KBS, "Tears of Amazon Tr...

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Singer Park Hyun-bin makes TV debut in Japan

feb 10 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Singer Park Hyun-bin makes TV debut in Japan

Korean trot singer Park Hyun-bin made his television debut in Japan, according to his agency Inwoo Business Production on Thursday. A press release by Inwoo revealed today that Park took part in a pre-recording for on major Japanese broadcaster NHK's entertainment show "West Wind" on Wednesday, set to go on air on February 25."West Wind" is a we...

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Han Hyo-joo cast for So Ji-sub film

feb 09 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Han Hyo-joo cast for So Ji-sub film

Actress Han Hyo-joo has been cast in a film starring top Korean actor So Ji-sub, according to Han's agency BH Entertainment on Wednesday.BH explained that Han will play the lead female role opposite So in the movie whose title is translated into "Only You" helmed by critically acclaimed director Song Il-gon whose previous works include "Flower Isla...

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Actress Choi Kang-hee's Song Picks

feb 08 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Choi Kang-hee's Song Picks

"She's beautiful, unpredictable, honest and lovable." This description actress Choi Kang-hee gave of American actress Zooey Deschanel from the band "She & Him," included in her playlist of her favorite music, suits Choi herself as well. Choi is definitely pretty but not exactly the type that exudes a so-called 'goddess-like' quality. Though sh...

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"Dream High" remains atop TV chart for 4th week

feb 09 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Dream High remains atop TV chart for 4th week

KBS series "Dream High" stood the champion among primetime dramas for Mondays and Tuesdays for the fourth consecutive week, according to data by two main media research firms on Wednesday. "Dream High," about the dreams and challenges idol-wannabes face, posted an average viewership rating of 16.6 percent on Total National Media Research's (TN...

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[REVIEW] MBC TV series "The Duo" - 1st episode

feb 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MBC TV series The Duo

MBC TV series "The Duo" Mon-Tue 9:55 p.m. The first episode of "The Duo," which began with the two main characters being born on the same day, same time and ended with Mak-soon (Yoon Yoo-sun) switching the babies, chose to focus on giving a vivid description of its characters rather than trying to present a speedy and absorbing plot or unconventi...

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Film "Late Autumn" pre-sold to Japan

feb 08 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean film "Late Autumn" starring Korean top actor Hyun Bin and Chinese actress Tang Wei has been sold to Japan ahead of its release in theaters, according to the film's promoter & Credit on Tuesday. A press release by & Credit explained that famed Japanese film distributor SPHC Co., which had its eyes set on the film since the Pusan Internatio..

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Korean films "The Journals of Musan" and "Oki's Movie" win

feb 08 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean films "The Journals of Musan" and "Oki's Movie" won honors at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2011 last week, according to the official website of IFFR on Tuesday. "The Journals of Musan," helmed by director Park Jung-bum, won the Tiger Award -- a competitive category which screens directors' first or second-time feature fi...

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Actress Han Ji-min's Movie Picks

feb 07 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Han Ji-min's Movie Picks

Han Ji-min is a kind person. So was the character Song Yeon she played in drama "Yi San" (MBC, 2007) and her character Oh Yeon-ji in "Cain and Abel" (SBS, 2009). Han took part in various voluntary activities whenever she got the time to and published her own book that described her experience with children living in the wilderness of the Philip...

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Kim Jae-won cast as male lead for upcoming drama

feb 07 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Jae-won cast as male lead for upcoming drama

Actor Kim Jae-won has been cast as the male lead to an upcoming MBC TV series set for release around April, according to his agency Dazzle Entertainment on Monday.An official at Dazzle told 10Asia over the phone that Kim will star in the drama whose title is translated into "Do You Hear My Heart" opposite singer and actress Hwang Jung-eum. The show...

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3rd season of Korean sitcom "High Kick" to air this fall

feb 07 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

3rd season of Korean sitcom High Kick to air this fall

The new season of MBC's smash-hit sitcom "High Kick" will hit airwaves this fall, according to the show's production company Chorokbaem on Monday. Chorokbaem announced in a press release that the Korean sitcom is scheduled to air sometime this fall while casting for the show will take place from March till April. The company went onto explain that ...

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KBS "Smile Again" regains No.1 spot on TV chart

feb 07 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS Smile Again regains No.1 spot on TV chart

KBS daily drama "Smile Again" re-claimed its No.1 position on the weekly TV chart, after being pushed back to second place last time by the 2011 Asian cup match.During the week of January 31 to February 6, "Smile Again" scored an average viewership rating of 29.1 percent on the charts of both Total National Multimedia National Research (TNmS) a...

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"Detective K" remains No.1 on box office for 2nd week

feb 07 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Detective K remains No.1 on box office for 2nd week

"Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow" maintained its No.1 spot on the weekend box office chart for the second time, according to statistics by the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) from February 4 to 6.There was also no change in movie rankings, from No.1 to 9, from the previous week. "Detective K," starring Kim Myung-min, Oh Dal-s...

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Pictures revealed of the cast of KBS' TV series "Dream High"

feb 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Pictures revealed of the cast of KBS' TV series Dream High

Several photographs of the main cast members of KBS' musical drama "Dream High" have been revealed. On Friday, Core Contents Media, agency of T-ara member Eunjung, unveiled pictures of the female leads played by Eunjung and miss A's Suzy hugging with their cheeks puffed out while Suzy makes a V-sign with her hand. "We may be rivals on the show but ...

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Actor Kim Jae-wook holds fan meeting in Japan

feb 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Kim Jae-wook holds fan meeting in Japan

Actor and model Kim Jae-wook held fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to his promoter Lune Communication on Tuesday. According to a press release by Lune today, over 3,000 Japanese fans gathered at the CC Lemon Hall of Shibuya in Tokyo and NHK Osaka Hall in Osaka, on January 28 and 29, respectively, to meet Kim. At the fan meet-and-gre...

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[PREVIEW] MBC TV series "The Duo"

feb 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Around the time of late-Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) when hierarchy between nobles and slaves started to fall apart and riots were common among peasants, two men were born on the same day and at the same time. Chun-dung (played by Chun Jung-myung) who grew up in a beggar's quarters with no knowledge of his parents, dreams of "making this world a be...

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