Han Ji-hye cast in The Duo

jan 15 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Han Ji-hye cast in The Duo

MBC's highly anticipated drama The Duo — which has now confirmed Chun Jung-myung for the lead — has cast its leading lady in Han Ji-hye.

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KBS's President off to a slow start

jan 15 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS's President off to a slow start

The battle of the presidents has begun! Only, it wasn't much of a battle with SBS's Blue House drama Daemul leading the pack by a wide margin, drawing a 25.7% rating against KBS's premiere episode of President, which had a 6.3%.

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[FOCUS] Actor Hyun Bin, this man cries

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

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"That Woman," the soundtrack to SBS TV series "Secret Garden" is conventional. How the melody will flow and song be rearranged can easily be predicted. But you will stop in your tracks upon hearing where the lyrics say, "This rotten love." That is the power solo songstress Baek Ji-young holds. She will not wail when singing the phrase and the notes...

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Daddy's Girl cast donates half-ton of rice to charity

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

Daddy's Girl cast donates half-ton of rice to charity

At the time of its pre-premiere press conference last month, cast members of SBS's Monday-Tuesday drama It's Okay, Daddy's Girl- namely, series lead Moon Chae-won, Super Junior's Donghae, and CN Blue's Minhyuk (all pictured above) — had been the recipients of rice donations intended for charity from their fans. These have now been given to charitable organizations in the stars' names.

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Kim Nam-joo and Park Shi-hoo's romantic winter date

jan 13 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Nam-joo and Park Shi-hoo's romantic winter date

Speaking of Queen of Reversals New photos are out featuring the two leads (that would be Kim Nam-joo and Park Shi-hoo) in full romance mode. Some of these scenes, such as the ones outdoors in the snow, will be seen in an upcoming episode (Tuesday's).

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Queen of Reversals future still in limbo

jan 13 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Queen of Reversals future still in limbo

Queen of Reversals is STILL not sure if it's going to extend the drama, and MBC has announced that it will base its decision on the ratings performance of this week's episodes. The series was originally scheduled for 20 episodes, then announced that it would add 2 episodes, then followed that with an announcement of a potential 10-episode extension on top of that.

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Actress Choi Ji-woo to guest star in Japanese drama

jan 12 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Choi Ji-woo to guest star in Japanese drama

Actress Choi Ji-woo will make a guest appearance in a weekly Japanese drama set to go on air starting next Sunday.According to Japanese daily paper Nikkan Sports and other entertainment outlets in Japan, Choi will guest star in the new series titled “Winter Cherry Blossoms” starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, a member of one of Japan’s most...

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Actress Han Hye-jin to return to small screen

jan 12 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Han Hye-jin to return to small screen

Korean actress Han Hye-jin will make a comeback to the small screen next month as the female lead in an upcoming KBS drama. A press release from the show's producer GnG Production announced today that Han will play the role of Seo Jung-eun in the new Wednesday and Thursday drama tentatively titled "Thorn Birds" which will go on air starting Februar...

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Lee Sang-woo joins Believe in Love

jan 12 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Sang-woo joins Believe in Love

Lee Sang-woo (Life Is Beautiful, Penthouse Elephant) just wrapped on the set of the family drama Life Is Beautiful as one half of the most talked about onscreen couple in a long time–a loving, healthy gay couple, opposite Song Chang-eui. He's going from one family drama to the next, as he joins the set of the upcoming weekend family drama Believe in Love, produced by the PD-writer team of Sons of Sol Pharmacy.

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Sohn Hyun-joo cast as Poseidon's baddie

jan 12 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Sohn Hyun-joo cast as Poseidon's baddie

Upcoming maritime police drama Poseideon — starring newly army-discharged Eric, new father Kim Kang-woo, and Thirst's Kim Ok-bin — has its baddie, and it's Sohn Hyun-joo, a familiar drama face who's probably best known for funny ajusshi roles.

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First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President

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

First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there'll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will only be overlapping with President for a couple weeks.

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"Dong Yi" wins award as most popular drama in Hong Kong

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

Dong Yi wins award as most popular drama in Hong Kong

Korean historical drama "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" has been recognized as the most popular drama in Hong Kong by one of its major television service providers. A press release from BH Entertainment announced on Monday that "Dong Yi," which stars Korean actress Han Hyo-joo and Bae So-bin, was selected as the most popular drama at Hong Kong's i-C...

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Queen of Reversals gets extended

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

Queen of Reversals gets extended

Huh. I'm a bit surprised to hear that MBC is giving Queen of Reversals an extension, because its ratings performance could only be called disappointing. Perhaps also mediocre. It's been steadily hovering in safe-but-unremarkable range at around 10%, which is a far cry from the 30% that Queen of Housewives hit last year.

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A rain-soaked shoot for Sign

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

A rain-soaked shoot for Sign

SBS's medical-forensic-crime drama Sign is one that admittedly doesn't capture my interest right now, but I think there's the possibility for it to be better than I'm thinking. Until I remember that the writer also wrote Yoon Eun-hye's flop My Fair Lady and Kim Sun-ah's flop When Night Comes (and Hyun Bin's Snow Queen).

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Chun Jung-myung to take on his first sageuk?

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

Chun Jung-myung to take on his first sageuk?

Everyone's favorite baby-faced man-boy Chun Jung-myung (Cinderella's Sister, What's Up Fox) is looking at his next project…a sageuk? Historical dramas aren't his usual fare, but it'd be his first, so I'm all for uncharted waters. Thankfully, it's a fusion sageuk, so there's bound to be enough cheekiness to go around.

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Jung Ryeo-won cast in new drama

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

Jung Ryeo-won has confirmed her return to television in the upcoming KBS drama Sonagi, or Shower, to air in the spring. It'll be her first drama in two years, since her much-hyped fusion-sageuk drama Ja Myung Go painfully flopped (reviews weren't bad but the drama got low ratings comparative to its huge budget, and was cut 11 episodes).

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New stills from the set of My Princess

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

New stills from the set of My Princess

More stills are out from next year's romantic comedy drama My Princess, starring the very very pretty pairing of Kim Tae-hee (IRIS) and Mr. Hand Towel himself, Song Seung-heon (East of Eden).

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Athena bursts onto scene with 22.8% premiere

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

Athena bursts onto scene with 22.8% premiere

SBS's new spy drama Athena: Goddess of War is off to a fantastic start, bringing in an impressive 22.8% rating from the first episode. That's comparable to IRIS's first numbers (24.5%), and sets itself up for a nice run.

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SBS "Sign" becomes new winner of Wednesdays & Thursdays

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

SBS Sign becomes new winner of Wednesdays & Thursdays

New dramas on SBS and MBC took off to a promising start, claiming first and second place, respectively, on the Wednesday’s and Thursday’s primetime chart. SBS series “Sign,” a medical drama starring Park Shin-yang, Kim A-joong and Jeon Gwang-ryeol, posted an average viewership rating of 14.6 percent on a survey by Total National Media Research ...

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[REVIEW] SBS TV series “Sign” - 1st Episode

jan 06 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS TV series Sign 1st Episode

SBS TV series - Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:55 p.m.The first episode of “Sign” kicked off by showing the most intensive moment of the story. Yoon Ji-hoon (played by Park Shin-yang) takes away a body that was to be autopsied by another doctor, leaving Lee Myung-han (Jeon Gwang-ryeol) enraged and searching the National Forensic Service to look for him...

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