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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Forever The Moments

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

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

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)

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

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)

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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)

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.

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…