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Thursday, 16 October 2008

SOLBI

Name : Solbi (real name: Kwon Ji-an)

Date of birth : Sep. 30, 1984
Height : 163cm
Hobbies : Listening to music, playing video games, traveling
Debuted as a vocal of group Typhoon in 2006




Solbi has won a wide following after showing her cute and charming personality on a TV reality show, “We Got Married.” Not wanting to be branded as just an entertainer, however, she has come back as a solo artist with her first solo mini album “Do It.” Unlike her lovely girlish image built in the reality show, Solbi brought out the mature and provocative side of her with hip hop dance pieces in her new album. The title song “Do It Do It” takes after the American style hip hop music, which is more sophisticated and mature than her songs released during her days as the vocal of Typhoon. But she also shows her musical talent with mellow R&B piece “Like a Star” and medium tempo “Half.”




Do It (mini album, 2008-09-11) : Half, Do it Do it, Like a Star, Cute Love, etc.



Source: kbs



Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Nominees Announced for the 2008 Korea Drama Festival Awards



Nominees for the 2008 Korea Drama Festival Awards, scheduled for November 1st at Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, were announced yesterday on October 7.

For the best acting award, nominees include respected actress Kim Hye-ja of “Angry Mom,” charismatic actor Choi Soo-jong of “Dae Joyoung,” acclaimed actors Kim Myung-min of “White Tower” and Jo Jae-hyun of “New Heart,” and top actresses Bae Jong-ok of “My Man’s Woman” and Kim Ha-neul of “On Air.”

Nominees for the best drama category include “Legend,” “Angry Mom,” “Dae Joyoung,” and “Gourmet.” Life time achievement nominees are Choi Bul-am, Baek Il-seop, Na Moon-hee, and Kang Bu-ja.

The first international festival for a single genre, the festival will feature a wide variety of interesting events, such as drama photo exhibition at the Jinju National Museum, Asian drama screening show, an international forum on Korean dramas, and a talent search.


source: kbs
picture:devnewsimg.mydaily.co.kr




Saturday, 6 September 2008

유리의 성 / City of Glass


Previously known as: 우아한 가족 / Elegant FamilyChinese title : 玻璃城堡
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 50

Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-06 to 2009-Feb-22
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 20:45 (8:45 Korean time)

Synopsis

Jung Min Joo is a woman from a very tough family background. However, she overcomes this in order to become a news announcer. When she meets her future husband she changes from the girl who aspired to become a great reporter to being a woman who clashes with her husband’s family. Eventually her marriage fails and she divorces her husband but finds herself wondering what her hopes and dreams for the future are.

Cast

Yoon So Yi as Jung Min Joo
Lee Jin Wook as Kim Joon Sung
Kim Seung Soo as Park Suk Jin







Saturday, 28 June 2008

Korean Drama :달콤한 인생 / Bittersweet Life

  • Previously known as: 내 몸에 악마가 산다 / Demons Living In My Body
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2008-May-03 to 2008-Jul
  • Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 21:40 (ep.1-8), 22:35 (ep.9-24)

Synopsis

The drama about a man who commits suicide. A detective tries to solve the case and figure what really happened. The drama goes back in time to six months before the man, Lee Joon Soo, committed suicide. Yoon Hye Jin and Ha Dong Won's marriage is on the rocks. Though they have two daughters together, both have secret love affairs with other people. Joon Soo accidentally meets Hye Jin in Japan and falls for her. Hong Da Ae is the woman whom Dong Won is seeing on the side. She never wanted to be his wife nor his mistress and that is why their affair has lasted for so long. That was till Da Ae met Joon Soo. She realized that she could no longer continue seeing Dong Won and she fell for Joon Soo. Did Joon Soo really kill himself?

Cast

Friday, 27 June 2008

춘자네 경사났네 / Chun Ja's Happy Events


  • Genre: Romance, family
  • Episodes: 120
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2008-May-19 to 2009
  • Air time: Mondays to Fridays 20:25

Synopsis

Yeon Boon Hong becomes an unwed mother after being betrayed by the man she loves but she is still determined to live her life. Boon Hong became pregnant with Gi Suk's child but he didn't want the child. He told her to get an abortion but she was unable to do so. Her friends Lee Joo Young and Lee Sun Hee died in a boating accident. Boon Hong was also in the boat with them but she survived. Sun Hee was Joo Young's girlfriend but due to some misinterpretations, the Lee family thought that Boon Hong was Joo Young's girlfriend and was pregnant with Joo Young's child. Boon Hong moved into the Lee's house to escape her difficulties. She let the family believe that it was Joo Young's child. Lee Joo Hyuk is Joo Young's older brother and falls for Boon Hong. What happens when the Lee family finds out that Boon Hong lied about the baby being Joo Young's? How will Joo Hyuk feel towards her?

Cast

source:wikidrama

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Aeja's Older Sister, Minja


  • Title: 애자언니민자 / Aeja Eonni Minja
  • Aeja's Older Sister, Minja
  • Genre: Family
  • Episodes: 120
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Apr-21 to 2008
  • Air time: Mondays to Fridays 19:20 (7:20 Korean time)

Synopsis

This drama revolves around how Min Ja and Ae Ja understand the most valuable possession of one's life is family.

CAST:

source: wikidrama

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Aquarius

* 물병자리 / Aquarius
* Genre: Romance
* Episodes:
* Broadcast network: SBS
* Broadcast period: 2008-Mar-03 to 2008
* Air time: Mondays to Saturdays

Synopsis
Eun Seo and Eun Young both grow up at the church orphanage. Eun Seo falls in love with Min Ho's older brother and had his son. But unfortunately Min Ho's brother and nephew die in a car accident on the way to meeting Min Ho's parents. This accident makes Eun Seo forget about her past life and her memory. Min Ho returns to Korea and becomes the heir to the family congomorate. Eun Young assumes Eun Seo's life and pretends to be her. Min Ho meets and falls in love with Eun Seo.

Cast
* Im Jung Eun as Myung Eun Seo
* Choi Ryung as Kim Min Ho
* Ha Joo Hee as Myung Eun Young
* In Sung as Yoo Dong Ha

Extended Cast
* Kim Jung Wook as Jang Tae Soo

source:wikidrama

Sunday, 17 February 2008

코끼리 / Kokkiri



Also known as: Elephant, Genre: Romance,Broadcast network: MBC, Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-21 to 2008, Air time: Mondays to Fridays 20:20 (8:20 Korean time)

Synopsis
Guk Yeong-su (Psy Ko) is a high school Korean language teacher. He is on bad terms with Joo Bok Man (Gae Ko), a high school student in his 40s and the landlord. Joo's two sons and Guk's three daughters also live in Joo's house, and everyone becomes involved in various incidents and relationships, including romance. The show depicts the lives of a group of characters in the sitcom having nicknames ending with "ko."

Cast
* Kwon Hae Hyo as Guk Yeong Soo,Lee Byung Jun as Joo Bok Man,Kim Gook Jin, Baek Sung Hyun, Lee Hyun Ji,etc

Sunday, 3 February 2008

사랑해 / Saranghae


Also known as: I Love You; Genre: Romance; Episodes: 16
* Broadcast network: MBC; Broadcast period: 2008;Air time: TBA

Synopsis
Ahn Jae Wook and Young Hee are a newly wedded couple with an age gap of 14 years. This is a drama that tells the story of a couple who just had a baby because of a one night stand. It will portray the modern generation's view on love and marriage as well as the responsibility of raising a child. Park Byung Ho was thoughtless and threw away his child for a better income and life who later regrets this and learns to love.

Cast:Ahn Jae Wook, Seo Ji Hye as Young Hee,Hwan Hee as Park Byung Ho, Park Hye Young
Gong Hyeong Jin, Jo Mi Ryung, Jung Hye Young

Friday, 1 February 2008

Bicheonmu 비천무 (飛天舞



Also known as: Bichunmu / Bichunmoo / Dance in the Sky / Flying Heavenly Dance
Genre: Fantasy, romance, action Episodes: 33 / 14 Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast year: 2005 / 2008-Feb-01 to 2008-Mar-14 Air time: Fridays 20:55 (2 episodes back-to-back)
Opening theme song: Ai Ni (爱你) by Duan Pin Zhang (段品章)
Ending theme song: Ni De Ai Wo De Tian (你的爱 我的天) by Duan Pin Zhang (段品章)

source:DramaWiki


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Forever The Moments



SYNOPSIS :
Korea and Denmark had shared four Olympic titles for women's handball from 1988 to 2000, with the Danes winning the latter two. The two dueling teams met again as finalists in 2004, and the pulsating game continued long and hard with a tie score leading to two killer overtimes and a penalty throw showdown.

Korea lost, but won what many call a silver medal that shines more brightly than the gold. At the time, Korean women's handball was at its worst state ever, and players who should have been retired joined the national team to face the indefatigable Denmark. It was a miraculous achievement _ ``the greatest moment of our lives'' (the film's title in Korean).

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Open City




SYNOPSIS :
Son plays Baek Jang-mi, which means "white rose" in Korean. If the name is too tacky, so be it. After all, her role is tackier -- a female boss of a small pickpocket ring keen to expand its territory in Seoul.

Baek Jang-mi draws some attention from authorities in both Korea and Japan by staging a series of high-stakes pickpocket forays in Osaka. Once she returns to Seoul, local police duly begin to track her every move, though her official job is a tattooist clad in a revealing dress.

Another dangerous woman named Kang Man-ok (Kim Hae-sook) comes into play. Kang used to be a veteran pickpocket, and the list of her crimes and convictions is quite long. As soon as Kang serves her time in prison, she encounters her former ring member, Baek Jang-mi, who hides her thorns inside.

Baek has set up a new pickpocket team and she wants Kang to lend her legendary hands so that they can hit it big, while conquering the lucrative market areas such as Myeongdong and Dongdaemun.

But the old "stealthy" hand expresses her will to stay clean by chewing none other than the sharp blade, a key tool used for stealing money from unsuspecting merchants and ordinary people.

What Kang does not foresee in her right decision to avoid the crime scene is her crisscrossed past, which has compromised her future. At the end of the lethal human spectrum stands Cho Dae-young (Kim Myeong-min), a talented detective who has a traumatic experience about his mother.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The Fatted Wedding


Genre : Romantic comedy
Broadcasting dates : Nov 05, 2007

SYNOPSIS :
Madama Shim has four sons. Their names are Ki Baek, Lee Baek, Sam Baek, and Sa Baek. Madam Shim’s eldest son, Ki Baek, falls in love with Goo Mi Ho, the daughter of her enemy, Goo Gook. Wang Sam Baek is the third son of Madam Shim. He falls in love with Chae Jung Soo, a very pretty twenty-three year old hotel management student while she was studying in his mother’s hotel. Eong Tung Nyeo is a cute and absurd girl who always fails when she is trying to express her love while So Shim Nyeo is a girl who always lands herself in difficult situations whenever she trys to express her feelings. They both fall for the fourth son of Madam Shim, Sa Baek. However Sa Baek only has eyes for older women.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

비포 & 애프터 성형외과 / Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic



Previously known as: Cosmetic Surgery
Chinese title : 整形外科诊所前后 Genre: Medical
Episodes: 12 Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-06 to 2008, Air time: Sundays 23:40 (11:40 Korean time)

Synopsis
Han Geon Soo is the young clinic owner who tries to protect his clinic from being taken over by loan sharks. He tries his best to save the clinic when uncollected loans are passed on to him after his father’s sudden death. Choi Yong Woo is a talented doctor who joins the clinic to return his thanks to Geon Soo’s father. Yong Woo is someone that often gets into arguments with patients who want to undergo unnecessary plastic surgery. Yoon Ki Nam is the nurse who forms a love triangle between the two men. Yoon Seo Jin is the manager who obtained her perfect beauty through plastic surgery

Cast
L,ee Jin Wook as Han Geon Soo,So Yi Hyun as as Yoon Ki Nam,Kim Sung Min as Choi Yong Woo,Kim Jung Hwa,Jung Ae Yun as Yoon Seo Jin

Friday, 11 January 2008

불한당 / Robber



Also known as: Thief / Con Man / Bandit / Scoundrel
Chinese title : 歹徒 Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16 Broadcast network: SBS Broadcast period: 2007-Jan-02 to 2008-Feb-21
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)

Synopsis
Kwon Oh Joon is a swindler who falls for a widow with a 5 year old daughter, Jin Dal Rae. Dal Rae lives with her daughter and mother in law after her husband passes away. Oh Joon is a suave man who can talk women into doing anything.

Cast
Lee Da Hae as Jin Dal Rae,Jang Hyuk as Kwon Oh Joon,Kim Eun Joo as Young Sook,
Kim Jung Tae as Kim Jin Gu

Extended Cast
Hong Kyung In as Kim Man Du (Oh Joon’s friend),Yoo Jin as Soon Dae (Dal Rae’s aughter),Ma Dong Seok,Jung Gyu Woon as Dal Rae’s husband

Thursday, 10 January 2008

대왕 세종 / Dae Wang Sejong


Also known as: King Sejong / Sejong the Great
Chinese title : 大王世宗 Genre: Historical
Episodes: over 100 Broadcast network: KBS1 Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-05 to 2008
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 21:30

Synopsis
This drama is about the life of fourth king of the Choson Dynasty of Korea, King Sejong. He is best remembered for creating the native Korean alphabet, Hangul.

Cast
Kim Sang Kyung as King Sejong,Lee Yoon Ji as Queen So Hyun,Yoon Se Ah as Lady Hye Bin / Yang ssi,Lee Jung Hyun as Lady Shin Bi / Kim ssi,Lee Chun Hee as Jang Yeong Sil
Park Sang Min,Oh Yeon Seo,Choi Myung Gil as Queen Won Kyeong (Sejong’s mother)

Extended Cast
Kim Gab Soo,Kim Myung Gon (김명곤),Kim Yong Chul (김영철),Lee Hyun Woo,Nam Ji Hyun
Lee Joon


Monday, 7 January 2008

환상의 커플/Couple of Trouble


Chinese title : 幻想的情侣/梦幻情侣/幻想情侣
Genre: Romance, Comedy Episodes: 16

Synopsis
Based on the 1987 movie, Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Han Ye Seul plays Ana Jo, a fiesty, audacious wife of a wealthy businessman who loses her memory after falling overboard her husband’s yacht. Jang Chul Soo (Oh Ji Ho), a local handyman with three sons, devises a plan to convince her she’s his wife. From pampered and rich to blue-collar status, Ana Jo finds herself falling overboard again–for Chul Soo.

Cast

Han Ye Seul as Ana Jo
Oh Ji Ho as Jang Chul Soo
Kim Sung Min as Ana Jo’s husband
Park Han Byul as Yoo Kyung Eun

Friday, 4 January 2008

넌 어느 별에서 왔니 / Neon Eoneu Byeoleseo Wassni?




Also known as: What Star Did You Come From ? / What’s Your Star?
Chinese title : 你来自哪颗星? Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16 Broadcast network: MBC

Synopsis
Sueng Hui (Kim Rae Won) is a director who was deeply in love with Hae Soo (Jung Ryu Won). Even though her family was opposed to Sueng Hui, Hae Soo still wanted to marry Sueng Hui. As he is proposing marriage to her in the car, they end up getting into a car accident resulting in Hae Soo’s death. The drama takes place 3 years after Hae Soo has passed away. Even after three years, Seung Hui’s cannot seem to forget Hae Soo nor put his life back into order. Determined to forget Hae Soo, Sueng Hui takes a trip into the the rural areas of Korea. There, after declaring that he is going to move on with his life and forget about his girlfriend, he goes into town where he sees a girl (Bok Shil) that looks just like his past girlfriend. The resemblence is so startling that he can’t help but stare at her and ends up following her. They eventually end up spending a few days together but after parting, end up meeting again when Bok Shil comes to Seoul and ends up working with Sueng Hui.

It is later revealed that Bok Shil is actually Hae Rim, Hae Soo’s youger sister that was lost in a fire. Additionally, a close male family friend was secretly in love with Bok Shil’s older sister and seems to be attracted to Bok Shil as well.

Cast
Kim Rae Won as Choi Seung-hee
Jung Ryu Won as im Bok-shil/Hye-rim/Lee Hye-soo
Kang Jung Hwa as Yoon Mi-Hyun
Park Shi Hoo as Han Jung-hoon
Im Ye Jin as Kim Soon-ok (Bok-shil’s mom)
Ok Ji Young as Jung Sun-jung (Bok-shil’s friend)
Kim Ha Kyoon as Jo Doo-sik
Lee Bo Hee as Ahn Jin-hee (Hye-soo’s mom)
Song Jae Ho as Lee Young-no
Lee Young Ha as Choi Soo Il (Seung-hee’s dad)
Park Chul Ho as Park Chan ho (Seung-hee’s upperclassman)

Thursday, 3 January 2008

쾌도 홍길동 / Hong Gil Dong


Also known as: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong
Chinese title : 快刀洪吉童
Genre: Comedy, romance Episodes: 24 Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-02 to 2008-Mar
Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)

Synopsis
Hong Gil Dong is the son of a minister. Gil Dong practiced Taoist magic at a young age. His family feared his powers so they planned to have him assassinated. But Gil Dong escaped and decided to become a bandit leader. Gil Dong robbed from the corrupt officials and gave the money to the poor citizens. This drama takes place during the Joseon period.

Cast
Kang Ji Hwan as Hong Gil Dong,Sung Yu Ri as Heo Lee Nok,Jang Geun Suk as Lee Chang Hwui,Kim Ri Na as Seo Eun Hyo

Extended Cast
Kim Jae Sung as Hong In Hyung (Gil Dong’s brother),Cha Hyun Jung as Jung Mal Neo
Park Sang Wook as Shim Soo Geun,Jung Eun Pyo,Son Hyun Sul (손현술),Moon Se Yun (문세윤)
Jo Hee Bong (조희봉) as Hwang Hae Gun,Maeng Se Chang (맹세창) as young Gil Dong
Choi Soo Hwan (최수한) as young Chang Hwui

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Cruel Love



Starring: Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Yo-won, Kim Seong-soo

They say there is nothing else you could wish for as long as you are in love. But people tend to expect quite a lot from those they love. They say pride does not matter when you are in love, but many lovers break up because their self-esteem is hurt. They say love alone will do when you are in love, but we eventually keep turning our eyes to the demands of reality. They say love has no reasons, but people always love for a reason. Maybe that’s why God bestowed love to humans as the biggest punishment for their greed. A bad and wicked love…