Each of "Misty"'s trailers are incredibly engaging and make me look forward to the drama. The cuts are tight, the acting is excellent, and the story looks to be on point. Hopefully it lives up to the very excellent teaser material...More
On the 17th, IU appeared as a guest speaker in JTBC Newsroom culture section, sharing her feelings about her 10-year career, life, and music...More
JTBC's upcoming mystery melodrama is gathering quite the ensemble for itself and we have many additions most of you can no doubt recognize. From co-workers to sidekicks and from friends to foes, everyone around Hye-ran and Tae-wook is going to get mighty busy when the grizzly deed takes place and Hye-ran becomes suspect number one for it...More
The main cast of "Miss Hammurabi" is settled and it brings variety and reunions. The upcoming jTBC legal drama is another 100% pre-produced piece and it has finalized its main cast of Go Ara, L and Sung Dong-il as three judges. I'm not sure how the cast would work chemistry-wise outside of the reunited Go Ara and Sung Dong-il, but it does sound like a fun combination in terms of character descriptions...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Life"'s page to HanCinema database...More
JTBC drama "Just Between Lovers" released a preview of Lee Kang-doo (Junho) and Ha Moon-soo (Won Jin-ah) spending time together. Kang-doo told Moon-soo she ate prettily and the two were adorable together...More
This woman can sure rock a suit, and going by the descriptions on character and actress alike, she can rock the role of an anchor woman as well. Kim Nam-joo hasn't been in a work since 2012 and it looks like audiences are more than eager to see her in "Misty". For yours truly, it will be a first since 2006 film "Voice of a Murderer"...More
JTBC drama "Untouchable" continues to to up the ante. Prior to the release of the twelfth episode on the 6th, pictures of Seo Yi-ra (Jung Eun-ji) being attacked were released...More
Upcoming guest house drama "Laughter in Waikiki" has cast the ladies to balance our its gents and now the series has also released script reading photos showing off its full main cast. One of many recent guest and share house dramas, "Laughter in Waikiki" follows three men who run such an establishment out of necessity and end up meeting interesting characters...More
Actor Kim Bo-sung expressed his opinion on steady donation activities.
The Fruit of Love ambassador Kim Bo-sung donated 20 million won to the blind...More
Both of these new posters for "Misty" depict melancholy people with desires they can't quite reach and eyes as sad as their photos are beautiful...More
Good vibes emanate from the scriptreading stills for the upcoming Korean sitcom "Laughter in Waikiki". In February we will get to experiance the laughter in Waikiki ourselves...More
I would be wonderful if JTBC had their own award ceremony at the end of the year...More
Added first teaser for the upcoming Korean drama "Misty"...More
The ex-and-maybe-future couple of "A Midsummer's Memory" get some romantic bonding stills his week and they are screaming OTP-baiting. Knowing the premise of the drama about a lonely 37-year-old woman reuniting with her ex, I'm guessing said baiting plans to deliver...More
If you've missed the queen of "Mystery Queen" as much as I have, then rejoice! We get a glimpse of her in a new two-episode project before the year's end. Choi Kang-hee plays Han Yeo-reum (the name itself means midsummer), a radio show writer approaching her 40s and rediscovering love in quite an awkward setting through her currently airing show...More
Sam Okyere from the JTBC show "Stay Together" rocked a unique style...More
The upcoming jTBC sitcom drama about a trio of unfortunate young men running a guesthouse named "Waikiki" has finally found its aforementioned trio of unfortunates. Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung and Son Seung-won will be the entrepreneurs-by-force as they meet new tenants while chasing their dreams...More
On the latest episode of the JTBC drama "Just Between Lovers", Ha Moon-soo (Won Jin-ah) and Lee Kang-doo (Junho) visited the site of the destroyed memorial and the fateful accident that changed both of their lives...More
Yoon Se-ah is starring in the SBS weekend drama "Nice Witch" as Oh Tae-ri, a woman who has everything she could ever want. her father is Oh Pyeong-pan (Lee Deok-hwa)...More
The romantic thriller about a woman's struggle to prove her innocence in a murder case is starting to form and we have some first stills from its script reading, held in October. "Misty" marks the highly expected return of Kim Nam-joo after her last work in 2012, so I hope that her character and the series are worth said return...More
As the drama's premiere draws near, it is time to take a few final looks at the family that will tear our hearts apart for four episodes. The drama has released new stills for all its members as well as some for a few supporting characters. Those who have experienced the original series are looking to its future. The reporter of the first piece attached to the family photos contemplates the probable differences and similarities of the two dramas...More
"Laughter in Waikiki" sounds like a dramatized version of "Real World" from what little we know: a group of people live in a guest house in Itaewon. Because this is a K-drama, I doubt there will be anything too racy and we'll get more comedy than "Real World" dramatics, but the '90s reality television lover in me can't help but go there...More
There is a touch of whimsy and sadness in these newest posters for "Just Between Lovers". The muted palette that leans towards blues and greys compliments the premise: normal people just trying to get through life with a little love...More
The newest stills for "Just Between Lovers" look to be like the first meeting of Junho and Won Jin-ah in the trailers. He is beat up and unconscious in an alley when she passes by and finds him. It's quite romantic in both the literary and passionate sense...More
According to several sources, the JTBC drama "Misty" will film in Thailand for about a week. Staff are heading there first and the main characters will be departing this weekend...More
Rain is joinging"Sketch - Drama", a story about an elite detective, which totally fits this atheletic, multi-talented actor who is known for his intense involvement in all of his character work. After the birth of his daughter, he has jumped back into work with "The Unit" and his newest album due in December. I'm excited to see how this drama will differ from his other work, as well...More
An upcoming drama based on multi-talent film "Beauty Inside" has been announced and my head is spinning trying to visualize how something like this could work in drama form. The story is about a man who changes sex, gender, nationality, age and generally form every day and the woman who falls in love with him. Aside from changing the love interest from a woman to a man for the drama, the basic concept remains the same...More
Singer Rain posted on his Instagram that the JTBC TV show "Carefree Travelers" is not easy...More
Musical actor Hong Hee-won joins the cast "Money Bouquet", a drama about people who think they have control over money but are actually being controlled by it...More
Addde new teaser, updated cast, and added new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Untouchable"...More
Actor Lee Sun-kyun showed his trust for his wife Jeon Hye-jin-II. He seemed shy answering questions about his wife, but he was always smiling. He showed great trust in her as an actress...More
Singer and actor Rain, who recently became a father, might come back with a drama.
According to Rain Company, Rain is considering an offer for the JTBC drama "Sketch - Drama". With his musical comeback next month, he's currently busy with recording and preparations. If he decides to star in "Sketch - Drama", this will be his first come back in two years...More
Dramaland's love for all manner of plots involving law enforcement is quite obvious, but boy do we have a lot of goodies about detectives, real and fake, this week. Crime and punishment is very manly lately and today I take a look at some upcoming naughty boys once more. We also have the releases of first teasers for many new dramas. Things are looking quite promising for the upcoming months...More
"Untouchable" is cinematic in the execution of its teasers, background music, and character sketches. It reminds me of how Hollywood blockbuster caper films promote, which sets it up for big things...More
IU is the subject of conversation everywhere.
Everyone wants her in their movies or dramas that are due next year...More
Kim Myung-soo, more well known as his Infinite persona L, is taking on what seems to be a rather dry personality in jTBC's upcoming drama "Miss Hammurabi". I'm not sure if this means he's a tsundere type or really stodgy, but I'm looking forward to seeing more information on this Kwak Jeong-hwan piece come out...More
Rain is starring in the JTBC TV show "Stay Together".
Rain is expected to leave for Taiwan with the crew on the 6th of November...More
The past week has been full of award ceremonies and attire rankings, but no dress is pretty enough to stop the Dramaland machine, which brings a ton of casting and other news with it. Today I take a first look at "Untouchable", a drama about brotherly angst between Jin Goo and Kim Sung-kyun. If this is "Last" all over again, I must prepare my feels...More
Anyone else read "Clean Up Like It's Hot" and think of the phrase "Drop it like it's hot"? Rather than being something undesirable like "Drop it like it's hot" connotates, "Clean Up Like It's Hot" is about two people with different living sensabilities falling in love. That's just sweet...More
While not terribly informative, the first teaser for "Untouchable" is quite sleek and visually well put together. What I gather from it is that there is some action, some car scenes, a man hanging off a building, and Kim Sung-kyun looking a tad menacing. We have a little time before it starts at the end of November so we can get a better grasp on what we're getting ourselves into...More
The aesthetic on these newest posters is pitch perfect. The literal poster design treatment on these digital posters is ingenius while the difference in gazes between Jin Goo and Kim Sung-kyun pitched against the black background and clothing visually builds tension for this mystery drama. The second poster pits the two against each other over the backdrop of the city that holds secrets I approve...More
With a sweeping backtrack, bright lights, accidental hugs, and words of destiny, romance is destined to be lived out during this Monday/Tuesday drama...More
Jung Sang-hoon is starring as D'Artagnan in "Island Trio", an Olive TV entertainment show...More
Ryu Hwa-young is starring in "Mad Dog", a new KBS 2TV drama. She takes on the role of Jang Ha-ri, an insurance investigator and former gymnast. She made her first appearance in the drama wearing a to-die-for dress...More
Much like the lastest teaser, the newest stills for "The Package" really bring out the joyous spirit of exploring a new place, whether alone or with a loved one. Of course, there will be a few new loved ones by the time the twelve-episode drama is through, which is half the fun...More
Actress Kim Soo-jin-IV is starring in the new JTBC drama "Misty", which is out in January of 2018. It is about an anchor who becomes a suspect in a murder case and who gets lawyer to prove her innocence. Actress Kim Nam-joo chose this as her comeback film for the first time in six years...More
In yet another adorable trailer, "The Package" highlights the happier parts of the different relationships that form abroad in the magical city of Paris...More
Get ready to travel on October 13 with the lovely cast of "The Package". These newest stills are absolutely lovely and capture the wonderful feeling of exploring a new place...More
Lee Yoo-bi posted several pictures on her Instagram, one of which is of her and Minho in uniform for "Somehow 18". They look adorable together and like a perfect teen couple...More
This trailer convinced me that "The Package" is probably going to be a fun adventure. Enjoy this goodie right before Chuseok...More
November-release "Untouchable" is sending Chuseok greetings our way. Happy Chuseok!...More
Police said Monday that they are reopening an investigation of the widow of legendary folk rock singer Kim Kwang-seok, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1996...More
I've pretty much loved Junho in anything that he's been in and so that makes my anticipation for "Just Between Lovers" even greater. The intensity in his gaze is just what I'd expect from him. Sadly, we have to wait until December to see this man in action...More
Well this teaser for "The Package" gave me the warm-fuzzies all over. From holding a wine bottle in lieu of holding hands as they march up the steps of an old castle to the moment of crackling intensity shared in the photo above, this drama promises some romance to make your heart flutter...More
Our secondary couples have a few posters of their own and they're makgin "The Package" seem quite appealing. Only a few more weeks before we get to see couplings in action...More
"The Package", a drama about love and travel, had added a character poster for Lee Yeon-hee with a caption that reads, "Ah. I really can't do it, this team..." She's a tour guide who seems a little over her job. But we all know that Jung Yong-hwa is going to walk into her life and things will change. If he walked into my life, I know mine would change...More
Actor Chun Jung-myung posted a selfie of himself on Instagram saying, "Have a good weekend...More
With it's ambient teasers, "The Package" is really shaping up to be a free-wheeling romance during travel. I wonder if the love will be permanent, or as enjoyable and short-lived as a summer fling. The pensiveness of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No.1 in the background perhaps hints to something a bit grander than a fling...More
The final three episodes of "Somehow 18" were rather shorter than I expected, considering how all of the middle ones had made such a point of running in two parts. "Somehow 18" had even gone to the trouble of introducing an extraneous sub-plot in the form of a romance between Kyeong-hwi's older sister and his idiot friend. But here? The conclusion is just a big date and finally, the true circumstances behind Na-bi's suicide. These were predictable, obviously, although part of the story's point is that mere predictability isn't enough to effect meaningful change...More
Actor Lee Sun-kyun is coming back with "My Mister", a healing drama that centers around a man in his forties and a woman in her twenties who both have the weight of the world on their shoulders. They derive comfort by looking at each others lives...More
An adorable new poster for "The Package" has been released that hones in on the budding romance between two travelers who meet in Paris. I'm already loving the chemistry between these two, and why shouldn't I? They're in love in Paris, the City of Love...More
JTBC has gone through a long time of preparation to place dramas into the right time slots. Besides the Friday and Saturday dramas at 11 PM KST, more dramas will be broadcast on Monday and Tuesday at 11 PM KST. Existing TV shows will be adjusted in time and details to be released soon...More
An Woo-yeon is set to appear in the web-drama "Number Woman Gye Sook-ja" as its leading man. According to sources, he takes on the role of Lee Hae-joon, a handsome lawyer with manners and intelligence...More
She's small but strong. IU has caused great impact on the public recently and not as the singer who performs on a fancy stage, but as The Girl Next Door. What is now known as the "IU virus" has now spread...More
Four men from four walks of life come together over magic in the teasers for "Magic School". There is some romance thrown in with a hinted at meet-cute and although there is a common thread of sadness running through the stories of the four men, the show doesn't seem to be too heavy...More
I admit, my draw to "The Package" was first born because of the mention of Paris. I absolutely loved my time there and I'm curious to see what the characters will find out as they explore the City of Love. I sure fell in love with it; I hope they will, too...More
Lee You-jin who stars in the "Age of Youth 2" has also taken on a movie. He has joined the cast of "Now I Will Meet You", which is about a mother named Soo-ah who passes away, leaving behind her husband and children and a promise that she will be back in a year on a rainy day...More
Actresses Han Chae-yeong and Jin Ji-hee are starring in the JTBC show "Let's Eat Dinner". Two were spotted filming the show on the 30th in Yeonnam-dong, Seoul with Lee Kyeong-gyu and Kang Ho-dong...More
After weeks of hype, "Age of Youth 2" has begun.
According to Nielsen Korena, JTBC's second installment of the "Age of Youth" franchise was broadcast on August 25 and recorded nationwide ratings of 2.228%...More
Kim Sun-ah appeared in the JTBC TV show "Let's Eat Dinner" and talked about her diet. She had gained about 7 kilograms (~15 pounds) for the 2005 MBC drama "My Name is Kim Sam-soon", but has shed all of the excess weight...More
Kim Sun-ah and Minho revealed that they are people shy when they appeared on the JTBC TV show "Let's Have Dinner" on the 23rd...More
Kim Hee-chan is starring in the JTBC drama "Somehow 18".
"Somehow 18" is a romantic drama about a man who was a loner in high school, who then time-slips back to when he was 18-years-old to save his first love who had passed away...More
The best time after a long day is 10PM when you can lay in front of the TV after a shower and watch your favorite drama to end your day.
Stars who made a reputation for themselves in commercials and advertisements in 2017 are coming back with dramas later this year. Make sure to catch their dramas if you're a fan...More
Member of a K-pop boy group 2PM and a brilliant actor, Junho confirmed his very first main role as he decided to take part in the upcoming JTBC drama, "Just Between Lovers"...More
Our collective HanCinema eyes may be on KCON this weekend, but there is plenty of news to share from the source of this beloved Hallyu. This week I give you goodies from the dramas which will mark the upcoming change in seasons. I also briefly talk about the casting changes of "Age of Youth 2" and share new promotional material from it as well. Additionally, I bring you casting news and a video from two short youth dramas along with other news...More
Added the upcoming Korean web-drama "Somehow 18"'s page to HanCinema database...More
JTBC drama "Age of Youth 2" claims Lee You-jin hasn't made up his mind yet.
He was offered the role of Kwon Ho-jang who pairs up with Ye-eun (Han Seung-yeon) who has the trauma of 'date violence' and overcome their past...More
Actress Yoon Jin-yi is starring in the JTBC two-part drama "A Midsummer's Memory".
She's starring in "A Midsummer's Memory" was Yoon Hye-ri, a passionate character. Her personality enables her to get promoted faster than her fellow colleagues. She's passionate about work and love with her younger boyfriend...More
On August 12, SHINee leader Onew was charged with sexual harassment, but charges were dropped. His agency, SM Entertainment, has reported that he is complying with the investigation...More
The summer is ending and it is back to business for everyone. This includes the casting directors of Dramaland, who are having a field day lately. There is so much to share about upcoming drama casting and promotional material, so get ready for a special news-heavy edition this week as I go through all the lovely new things...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Misty"'s page to HanCinema database...More
Actress Shin Joo-ah is starring in the new SBS drama "Bravo My Life".
"Bravo My Life" is based in a broadcasting station between production personnel, an audacious actor and another actor who hasn't seen daylight for the past 7 years...More
Choo Ja-hyun is coming back with a Korean drama for the first time in 7 years.
She takes on the role of a noble and pure but mysterious widow who lost her husband...More
An (played by Choi Soo-young) is a producer for the JTBC variety show Hidden Singer. Out of the blue, she gets a text from her ex-boyfriend Jin-yeong (played by Shim Hee-seop), that ends rather ominously right when he seems to be on the verge of telling her something important. An and Jin-yeong have been broken up for awhile, so it's not a calamitous emotional event for her. But still, An was close enough to Jin-yeong that his loss hurts, and she begins to obsess over discovering his cell phone password...More
Hallyu stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are getting married in October and fans domestic and international are highly supportive. Song Joong-ki has appeared in various official events and interviews since the marriage announcement and he doesn't hide the fact that he is a very happy groom-to-be. Here are five pieces of evidence that prove that he loves her very much...More
Dramaland is back to firing on all cylinders as new dramas are being announced and upcoming ones ramp up their promotional efforts. This week I take a little look at the surprisingly funny "Live Up to Your Name", I share my Ori-feels over "Mystery Queen 2" and also a few thoughts on my upcoming dramas. Here be manholes and hopes for a fun second half of my summer...More
tvN dramas were at the top when it came to quality and issue last year. They did better than most groundwave dramas and entertainment shows even parodied them.
However, this year, things don't look that bright for tvN dramas. Those that boasted the best cast and crew all failed miserably so far...More
Added final episodes 15 and 16 captures for the Korean drama "Man to Man"...More
The new JTBC drama "Woman of Dignity" released two posters of Kim Hee-sun and Kim Sun-ah.
The actresses are wearing the same high heels. Kim Hee-sun is wearing a luxury one-piece dress and smiling with all the leisure in the world. She takes on the role of Woo Ah-jin...More
The JTBC "Presidential Election" was worth watching.
JTBC set up a studio in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on the 9th. Anchors Sohn Suk-hee and Ahn Na-kyung hosted the broadcast for about 6 hours...More
The "19th Presidential Election Broadcast" rated the highest on JTBC.
According to ATAM, the first part of the "19th Presidential Election Broadcast" rated 9.38% and the second part rated 12.46%. JTBC's average viewing rate is 11.23%...More
Song Ji-hyo is the new muse for cosmetic brand VIDIVICI.
Pictures of the new muse show her in black, looking captivating and elegant. She's wearing red lipstick in another picture, giving a sexy look...More
Actress Park Bo-young has been in many dramas and movies. However, the next four titles are enough to show who she is. The 2008 movie "Speedy Scandal" recorded 8 million viewers but she stops appearing in anything 4 years after that due to legal conflict with her agency. Everyone worried that she might not return but it lasted only a while. She then returned in 2012 with "A Werewolf Boy" and recorded 7 million viewers. Park Bo-young came out with a tvN drama in 2015 called "Oh My Ghostess". That's not all, she recently starred in the JTBC drama "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" and proved her powers.
Q: "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon " is now over...More
Actress Kim Min-jung is starring in the new JTBC drama "Man to Man".
A poster of her was released of her who stars in the drama as Cha Do-ha, the manager of a Hallyu star...More
This is the week of heroics and I have goodies from two series with the theme. First up we have the masked prince-slash-justice-fighter of Yoo Seung-ho in "Ruler: Master of the Mask". Next up are goodies from "Man to Man", its metaphorically masked bodyguard hero and his bromance with a chaotic employer. If manly fighters are not your thing, I have the usual miscellaneous news for you, as always...More
The poster for the new JTBC drama "Man to Man" is out.
The words 'a mysterious collaboration begins' is written on top of six characters with different stories. They look like they have secrets of their own...More
With JTBC's hit drama, "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" wrapping up on April 15th, the cast and crew will be jetting off to Bali for a reward vacation....More
Actress Kim Min-jung is coming back with short hair.
She's starring in the new JTBC drama "Man to Man" as Hallyu star Yeo Woon-gwang's manager, Cha Do-ha...More
Park Hyung-sik will cement the popularity of his current drama with a song to be released next week, just in time for the final two episodes.
S.E.S member and musical actress Bada got married to a man 9 years younger than her.
She wedded her young groom on the 23rd. Eugene and Yoo Soo-young from S.E.S were there with her throughout the wedding...More
Halfway through its run, "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" has achieved its highest ratings yet with its latest episode. Could a reward vacation be on the horizon?
The romance moments in the JTBC drama "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" set the record this weekend.
The latest episode of the drama recorded 8.7% on the 11th...More
JTBC "Knowing Brothers" did it again.
Han Chae-ah admitted to seeing Cha Se-jji at the press conference of the movie "Part-Time Spy". She apologized for not having talked about it with her agency first. Kang Ye-won said, "Han Chae-ah thought so much about it and she made a difficult decision"...More
Is it Park Hyung-sik and Park Bo-young's fantastic chemistry, or a light-hearted storyline about a female superhero that's bringing in the viewers? Either way, the latest episode of "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" garnered a rating of 8.3%, and is heading towards setting a new record for cable network JTBC....More
Actress Song Ji-hyo is the new goddess.
She recently worked with fashion and lifestyle magazine Allure for a photo collection. Allure Korea released behind-the-scenes footage of the making...More
Actress Jang Joon-yoo is getting married.
She's getting married to a businessman on the 25th of this month. As an actress and as the wife of a man, Jang Joon-yoo is starting the second part of her life...More
I cannot count the times when fiction mistakenly believes a "strong woman" character means someone who behaves in a traditionally masculine manner, swears and hits people. "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" is clearly not of the same opinion, taking a different approach by giving us a heroine who seems as feminine as she does deadly.
Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) is a woman with super-human strength. She is hired as a bodyguard to a temperamental rich man called Ahn Min-hyeok (Park Hyung-sik). When they become involved in a serial murder case, the two end up cohabitating with Bong-soon's crush, detective In Gook-doo (Ji Soo) for protection...More
Ahn Doo-gook is a Police Academy graduate who believes social justice can be put to action. In the poster he is cringing with a band-aid on his face looking very macho. His poster reads, "And who the hell are you?"...More
Actor Joo Won and singer BoA are in love.
They started sharing their hobbies and naturally formed into a relationship according to sources...More
Another year gone, another batch of fresh dramas approach. I hope 2017 has made a promising start for you, readers and let us all hope it will be good on the drama front as well. This week I talk about "The Perfect Wife" and the upcoming shows of jTBC before sharing my usual news summary...More
Actress Kwon Min-joong's picture of when she was a baby came up online.
She appeared on a show in JTBC and talked about having gotten cosmetic adjustments on her face...More
Yoo In-young was interviewed about her latest movie "Misbehavior".
Actress Yoo In-young talked about Lee Won-geun, her co-star and her plentiful guy friends. She said, "I have many male friends. They weren't my lovers in dramas and movies, but I usually stole them from someone or had a crush on them"...More
Park Bo-gum and Jo Jung-suk were put on the list of 'most anticipated brand wearers of 2017'.
The Korea Consumer Forum selected special nominees for the first category of Korea First Brands selected by consumers in 2017...More
Rain is coming back.
According to several sources, Rain is currently putting the final touches on his album and is coming back in January. He's determined to take over the gayo world in the New Year. This is his first album in 3 years...More
Song Ji-hyo, the actress of "My Wife Is Having an Affair" talked about the drama.
Song Ji-hyo played super-working mom and Lee Sun-kyun's wife Jeong Soo-yeon in "My Wife Is Having an Affair', a JTBC drama. "Jeong Soo-yeon is not a perfectionist but she doesn't like to make mistakes and tries to take responsibility for everything that she's been given. She has had this pressure for a long time so she doesn't know who 'she' is and her identity just kind of disappears after a while"...More
Korean drama is not too big on the mystery genre or youth series, which means that "Solomon's Perjury" is a combination worth checking out. The series sports a cast of age-appropriate rookies in a story which will paint a less than cheerful holiday season and hopefully provide meaty content through it.
When a junior high student falls to his death, the authorities and school consider it a suicide. After receiving a tip off that the case is a murder, one student decides to lead a school trial and crack the case, going against the school's wishes for a clear wrap up of the incident...More
Actors Park Hae-jin and Kim Min-jung had their first take of the new JTBC drama "Man to Man".
In the stills, the actor is wearing a navy colored slim jumper and the actress is wearing a brown leather jacket. They matched this look with black pants and sneakers...More
The holiday season is near and what better way to celebrate than with young, pretty people dying? Okay, I may have picked the theme for this week a bit haphazardly, but I believe that the fresh talent of "Solomon's Perjury" and the pretty boys of pretty-boy sageuk "Hwarang" still qualify as good Christmas presents for many. We also have "Goblin" and its homoerotic salt shaker, so Dramaland has been slow, but definitely not boring...More
While President Park Geun-hye caused an issue by using the name Gil La-im from the drama "Secret Garden", many wonder if the actual Gil La-im herself, actress Ha Ji-won will say anything about that.
Ha Ji-won is attending the premiere of the movie "Life Risking Romance" today (November 17th). This will be her first official public appearance since the issue aroused...More
Park Hae-jin won't stop being nice.
He recently donated 50 million won (~$US50,000) to the lower-income group...More
New dramas, new information and goodies on said dramas and a new set of personally watched shows bring color to my week and I am here as usual to share it with you. "The Legend of the Blue Sea" is going swimmingly and I bring goodies from the drama once more. I bring friendships, greed and love triangles from "Night Light" and take a look at two upcoming jTBC shows...More
Halloween is behind us now and the only scares remaining are the news, which are thankfully rarely terrifying in Dramaland. Today I bring you more mythical goodness of the mermaid and fairy kind, but also share some information about the more human story of "Oh My Geum-bi". As usual, I share our translated news of a few shows and this includes a first look at our "Goblin" leads...More
Actress Kim Hyun-soo landed herself in her first lead role.
"Solomon's Perjury" is an original by one of Japan's best mystery novelist and it's about a group of junior high teenagers search for the truth of a fellow teenager's fall to death during Christmas...More
"My Wife Is Having an Affair" starring the man with the amazing voice, Lee Sun-kyun as Do Hyeon-woo, and Running Man favorite Song Ji-hyo as Jeong Soo-yeon, began on jTBC this week and it started off strong. The drama, based on 2007 Japanese drama "Konshu Sbuma ga Uwaki Shimasu", and directed by Kim Seok-yoon ("Awl", "I Live in Cheongdam-dong") is the story of a man who discovers that his wife is planning on having an affair. The drama will follow his struggles as he turns to an online community to save his marriage and his family. While the premise is rather bleak, the first episode sketches out an intriguing plot and a very relatable leading man, Do Hyeon-woo.
The drama is supposed to be a healing drama punctuated with comedy, which is a little dubious...More
Son Seung-won is starring in "Giving Happiness" according to Blossom Entertainment.
"Giving Happiness" is about a mother who raised her child with love, protecting it from its cruel birth mother. Son Seung-won plays Lee Gun-woo, the son of a broadcasting station chairman who grew up with everything he wants but has a kind heart. He meets Eun-hee who he falls in love with...More
The new JTBC drama "Man to Man" started its 4-month long journey with a script reading on the 3rd.
Producer Lee Chang-min-I, writer Kim Won-seok-II, Park Hae-jin (Kim Seol-woo), Park Sung-woong (Yeo Woon-gwang), Kim Min-jung (Cha Do-ha), Yeon Jung-hoon (Mo Seung-jae), Chae Jung-an (Song Mi-eun), Chun Ho-jin (Congressman Baek), Jang Hyun-sung (Deputy Jang), Lee Si-eon (Chairman Ji), Oh Na-ra (Sharon Kim) and others were present on this day...More
With the late 2016 and early 2017 dramas rearing their teasing head out for us to see and get psyched over, news are plentiful. First up I share some goodies and my confusion from "happy cheating" drama "My Wife Is Having an Affair". I briefly consider the role of cable television in diversity through a recent article and talk pre-production and China once again. Happy new month and into it we go...More
Actress Park Eun-bin is starring in the new MBC weekend drama "Father, I'll Take Care of You".
She takes on the role of Oh Dong-hee who dreams of being a writer but her brother's debt has her tied to a slave contract as a sub-writer. She meets the love of her life there and tries to be as helpful as she can to him...More
Actors Yeon Jung-hoon and Chae Jung-an are starring in the new JTBC drama "Man to Man".
Yeon Jung-hoon takes on the role of Mo Seung-jae, a plutocrat who is way over his head. He lives the way his grandfather wants him to after his father died but he has a deeper passion inside of him...More
Actor Oh Ji-ho said he can beat Jang Hyuk.
He appeared on the JTBC show "Non-Summit" and Sung Si-kyung asked him, "Do actors measure each other up on set?"...More
Added new press junket photos and stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Fantastic"...More
Actress Park Si-yeon is coming back with the new JTBC drama "Fantastic".
Park Si-yeon looks fierce in leather pants and leather jacket. She looks perfect with her beautiful face and she's the perfect example of a 'girl crush'...More
"Terminal illness" and "comedy" do not exactly seem to match outside of the black comedy genre, yet Dramaland keeps trying to make it happen. Unfortunately, it usually fails. Even so, "Fantastic" is another drama which promises laughs and fluffy romance, along with great female friendship and other interesting concepts. The series does have promise and if it succeeds where many others have failed, it will be a pleasant surprise...More
This week I share news about the expanding cast of "The Legend of the Blue Sea" and lament its lack of mermen. JTBC maybe-bromance drama about a hallyu star and his bodyguard now has its main creator duo and I am a bit torn, but mostly hopeful. "Incarnation of Jealousy" piles on the love triangles and said jealousy, which will surely create one big and hopefully entertaining romantic mayhem. Let us take a look at Dramaland's past week...More
Kim Jung-nan is turning into the director of a management company.
She stars in the new JTBC drama "Fantastic" as Choi Jin-sook, Ryu Hae-seong's management AG Entertainment director...More
Added new teaser videos and posters for the upcoming Korean drama "Fantastic"...More
Stills of actor Joo Sang-wook starring in the new JTBC drama "Fantastic" were released on the 9th.
Joo Sang-wook transforms into a top star named Ryu Hae-seong who is terrible at acting. He is extremely handsome and is desirable in every way despite his poor acting. His nicknames are 'Balcaprio', 'Robot Hae-seong' and such. However, his luck picks him up on the waves of Hallyu and becomes a successful actor in China as well...More
The summer-to-fall dramas are gearing up for release as the next drama season draws near. Fully pre-produced sageuk drama "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo" has dropped an impressive video filled with all the lovely things fans have probably been drooling over during its production. Speaking of Chinese stories and pre-production, I briefly consider the fate of this method in a future shaped by tensions between the countries. Lastly, I share goodies from "Incarnation of Jealousy" and other dramas...More
My partner in not-crime, Lisa is busy over at KCON and I am here feeling lonely with a plethora of drama news. So I figure, what better therapy to loneliness is there than to share them all with you? I usually focus on specific noteworthy happenings and news, but today I switch it up. I feature three upcoming dramas and their news before piling on even more drama-ness with the usual upcoming drama goodies section. Let me pamper you...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Fantastic"'s page to HanCinema database...More
Actor Joo Sang-wook is playing a top star who is a bad actor.
Upcoming drama JTBC "Fantastic" is the story of a drama scenario writer named Lee So-hye, who only has a few months to live, and a top star named Ryoo Hae-seong. The two experience a short but heated romance...More
Actress Han Go-eun talked about her married life.
She was featured in the JTBC TV show "Talk To You" as a guest on the 24th...More
'On the final episode of JTBC's "Mirror of the Witch", Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron) and Heo Jun (Yoon Si-yoon) enjoyed their last date, while there was only one candle left for Yeon-hee to break the curse.
Prior to this, Heo Jun discovered that he would need to sacrifice himself in order to break the curse on Yeon-hee. Yeon-hee did not know about this and was still worried that she might end up not being able to break the curse. Heo Jun told Yeon-hee, "Don't worry. I found someone who can light the candle for you"...More
On the episode 19 of JTBC's Friday & Saturday drama, 'Mirror of the Witch, Heo Jun (Yoon Si-yoon) saved Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron)'s life. .
Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron) was condemned to be burned at the stake on this day. She was tied to the stake and Poong-yeon (Kwak Si-yang) set the fire. Hong-joo (Yum Jung-ah) was watching all of this with a cold smile on her face...More
Added new teaser videos, posters and stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Age of Youth"...More
Han Seung-yeon and Ji Il-joo took a selfie together.
They are starring in the new jTBC drama "Age of Youth". Han Seung-yeon plays the part of an elite from an American school and Ji Il-joo is a sexy and smart man who was part of Mensa at one point. They look happy on the outside but just like any other couple, they have issues...More
On the episode 17 of JTBC's Friday & Saturday drama, "Mirror of the Witch", Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron) thought the one who tried to harm Queen was Hong-ju (Yum Jung-ah).
Hong-ju acted perfectly cool telling Yeon-hee, "If you want to kill me, please do so". Yeon-hee said, "You do all these nasty and horrible things because you think I cannot kill you. Death does not necessarily mean stabbing a knife in your neck. Wait and see. I will unlock the curse and confine you in curse way more terrible than death"...More
The episode on July 1st of JTBC Friday & Saturday drama, "Mirror of the Witch" showed Heo Jun (Yoon Si-yoon), who went to meet Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron) in prison briefly.
Heo Jun heard from Choi Hyeon-seo (Lee Sung-jae) about how to reverse the black marvel spell cast onto King Seonjo. And then he went to the prison along with Yo-gwang to comfort Yeon-hee, who was imprisoned...More
Actress Kim Sae-ron's picture of when she was a baby popped up.
She posted a picture of herself on her Instagram. She looks the same as she does now...More
This week I talk KCON New York and HanCinema's attendance there. I also take a look at the super rich, super smart, super talented and all around perfect character of Lee Jong-suk in "W" and what he might mean in terms of how we write and experience fiction and Korean dramas. Before my upcoming drama goodies and personal watch list, I talk Dramaland ladies and introduce upcoming drama "Woman of Dignity"...More
On the episode 11 of JTBC Friday & Saturday drama, "Mirror of the Witch", Heo Jun (Yoon Si-yoon) tried to save Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron)'s life.
On this day, Hong-joo (Yum Jung-ah) defeated Choi Hyeon-seo (Lee Sung-jae), who possessed King Seon-jo (Lee Ji-hoon-I) and then took King Seon-jo to the place where Yeon-hee was staying. Hong-joo tried to manipulated him, while telling him , "If you kill this girl, you can gain a new body for you". However, King Seon-jo hesitated and Hong-joo urged to him to take action...More
Updated: This is a translation of a slightly older piece. Charges have since been dropped.
JYJ member Park Yoo-chun and the police denied that the rape charge has been lifted.
C-Jes claims, "Park Yoo-chun hasn't heard an official statement from the police yet"...More
On the episode 9 of JTBC "Mirror of the Witch", Kim Sae-ron was shocked when she learned that Yoon Si-yoon saw her when she turned into a witch.
Yeon-hee turned into a white haired witch on the previous day. Heo Joon found her turned into a witch because the protective barrier had been broken. However, she recovered her normal self back in Heo Joon's arms...More
Kim Jung-hwa is expecting second child. According to a source from her composer husband Yoo Eunsung on June 8, Kim Jung-hwa became pregnant with second child after she finished filming JTBC's "D-Day".
The due date is sometime in July. Kim Jung-hwa in full pregnancy is taking care of your health getting ready to give birth to her second child...More
'Hyeri' has revealed her sad feelings about Choi Sung-won, who was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia.
'Hyeri' cried tears during her meeting with reporters about her drama SBS Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Entertainers"...More
JTBC's new Friday & Saturday drama, "Mirror of the Witch", which has been scheduled to premiere on May 13th has unveiled behind-the-scenes still images featuring Kim Sae-ron's mysterious and grown-up appeals.
The revealed photos are those captured Kim Sae-ron's moments on the filming set located in Namyangju. While Kim Sae-ron has been showing off her fresh and lovely charms in the posters and teaser trailers revealed so far, the emotionless look on her face creates such a dreamy mood in the still images released this time...More
Lee Hoon is back for the first time in 3 years.
BOB Star Company announced that Lee Hoon is coming back with the SBS drama "Here Comes Love" as a broad-minded, well-mannered ladies' man named Geum Bang-seok. He has a wife who is always on his side and is the director of his father-in-law's company but he wants more...More
Actress Han Go-eun mentioned her married life on the JTBC TV show "Please Take Care of My Refrigerator".
She said, "I like someone who is better than me in various ways. I've always wanted to get married, but I never had someone to marry"...More
Actor Nam Kyung-eup is starring in the new MBC drama "Good People".
Taepoong Entertainment claimed he's starring in the drama as Cha Man-goo, the executive director of Daeyeong Group...More
Yoon Si-yoon has proved he is ready to return to the small screen when showing off his upgraded acting skills despite the two year break from the career.
JTBC's new Friday & Saturday drama, "Mirror of the Witch", which will take over the airtime from "Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-gi", has revealed some still images of the character Heo Joon played by Yoon Si-yoon from his first take...More
The episode three of JTBC's Friday & Saturday drama, "Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-gi" depicted Wook Da-jeong (Lee Yo-won)'s first day at her new workplace, Lovely Cosmetics, where she found her new position as a headquarter manager.
Nam Jung-gi was shocked to encounter Wook Da-jeong at work, because the first encounter the two experienced prior to this was totally unfavorable. He was so shocked and shouted, "Please tell me this is a dream"...More
So Yi-hyun and In Gyo-jin have published their daughter Ha-eun's 100th day-old birthday party pictures.
Actress So Yi-hyun has published the photos through her Instagram on the 13th saying, "One hundred days old, like all parents, I am most thankful that my daughter is healthy and well. Thank you for being our daughter. Mom and dad's every moments with you are precious. We will try to be a good parent to you. Love you, my daughter. Thank you everyone who spent their precious time to celebrate our daughter's birthday"...More
Join yours truly, writer and community manager Orion with more drama news this week. And what a busy week it has been. The "Cheese in the Trap" controversies keep coming, we have a truck-load of new goodies from upcoming shows and our exclusive interview with "Moorim School" actor Sam Okyere is finally here...More
Jun Hyun-moo surprised everyone by saying he was the same age as Won Bin and So Ji-sub.
SHINee's Jong Hyeon and Taemin appeared on the JTBC TV show "Abnormal Summit" and engaged in a debate about 'living to 100-years-old'...More
Welcome back to weekly drama news with writer and community manager Orion. During this week I keep piling on the upcoming drama goodies and speak about my followed shows, both of which will be regular categories here. I also address the elephant in the room (no, not me, the other one) called "Cheese in the Trap", which you will be able to read more about in my review next week...More
On the 13th episode of JTBC's weekend drama, "Madame Antoine", Choi Soo-hyeon (Sung Joon) continued performing his experiments on Go Hye-rim (Han Ye-seul).
Choi Soo-hyeon recollected the time when he was separated from his biological mother, as Go Hye-rim in anger informed him she was breaking up with him. While he was shocked by the unexpected news, he decided to continue his experiments...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Man to Man"'s page to HanCinema database...More
So Yi-hyun shared a photo of her husband holding their daughter in his arms.
Actress So Yi-hyun also wrote on her personal Instagram on February 27th "These two people, the two people I love most in the world. Raising a child also means looking back at myself. I get to think about my parents when looking at my child today. I'm a mom now. Also, I love you and thank you, mother and father, for having raised my husband well"...More
On the 11th episode of JTBC Friday & Saturday drama, "Madame Antoine", Choi Soohyeon (Sung Joon) was visited by one of his alumni, Kang Tae-hwa (Tae In-ho) and provided him with psychological consultation.
At the end of the consultation, Choi Soohyeon concluded that Kang Tae-hwa had a panic disorder. Choi Soohyeon gave various advice to Kang Tae-hwa about his mental illness...More
On the 5th episode of JTBC's Friday & Saturday drama, "Madame Antoine", a romantic love triangle among Soohyeon (Sung Joon), Hye-rim (Han Ye-seul), and Seung-chan (Jinwoon) has begun.
Soohyeon told Hye-rim, "It was fun today". Hye-rim said, "I could feel some sincerity today. Used to say I like you so easily. What's happening?" At the moment, some awkward feeling was displayed on his face, because he was thinking about the time when he had wiped sauce smudged on her lips earlier...More
Actress Han Ye-seul left a deep impression with her motherly act.
The so-called queen of romantic comedy had another talent as she proved her value with a heart aching act of motherly love. It shows how much she's grown into her career...More
It has been revealed that Park Hee-soon and Park Ye-jin registered their marriage after dating for a long time.
Park Hee-soon and Park Ye-jin's agencies, King Kong Entertainment and Jelly Fish Entertainment told Xportsnews on January 27th, "The two registered their marriage in the end of last year and became a married couple legally"...More
Kim Sas-rang showed off her radiant youthful look.
On January 27th, Kim Sa-rang posted a selfie on her personal Instagram...More
JTBC drama "Madame Antoine" is finally unveiling on the 22nd in a blaze of publicity. It is the first romantic comedy in 2016 and here are some interesting points you mustn't miss...More
Actress Hwang Jung-eum presented the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the Golden Disk Awards ceremony.
Hwang Jung-eum along with Hong Jeong-do, CEO of JTBC were the Grand Prize presenters at the 30th Golden Disk Awards Ceremony, which took place at the Grand Peace Hall of Kyung Hee University at 7:30 PM on January 20th...More
Actress Kim So-yeon went for a dramatic transformation to make the one-time special appearance in the upcoming drama, "One More Happy Ending".
On January 19th, Kim So-yeon's agency Namoo Actors unveiled several still images featuring Kim So-yeon's transformation into a woman with freckles and curly hair for MBC's new Wednesday & Thursday drama, "One More Happy Ending". The revealed image, Kim So-yeon wearing tacky clothing looks frustrated, or casts a side-glance worriedly...More
Han Ye-seul and Sung Joon have chemistry together.
Their chemistry is shown in a teaser from the new JTBC drama "Madam Antoine" which was released on January 4th...More
On January 15th, JTBC's new Friday & Saturday drama, "Madame Antoine" has unveiled their heartwarming behind-the-scenes images.
In the images, Han Ye-seul's signature lively appeals are embodied in her bright and cheerful smiles in full. Sung Joon also exudes the unexpected appeals of the cool-headed analyzer side hidden behind his sophisticated appearance, while he strikes the cute pose showing a victory sign with his fingers and his face looks emotionless...More
Actor actress couple Jung Woo and Kim Yoo-mi have announced that they are getting married on January 16th.
Jung Woo's agency FNC Entertainment has made an official announcement on January 13th, "Jung Woo and Kim Yoo-mi are getting married at a place somewhere in Seoul on January 16th"...More
Actress Park Jin-hee brought out her fridge to the studio of the JTBC TV show "Refrigerator War".
Her fridge seemed old and outdated just by the looks of it. MBC Kim Sung-joo and Heo Kyung-hwan said it looks like a 'granny fridge'...More
JTBC drama "Madame Antoine" released a poster full of suspicion.
The first poster shows Han Ye-seul and Sung Joon sitting together with charismatic expressions. Han Ye-seul is holding a glass globe that allows her to look through people's minds and Sung Joon has a meaningful expression on his face. The poster says 'a fortune teller who doesn't know fate meets a psychologist who doesn't know love'...More
Actress Lee Yul-eum is starring in the drama "One And Only You" as Lee Ha-na.
Lee Ha-na is a hard working character who doesn't fall in the difficult circumstances she's in and heads straight for her dreams. She hides a bitter past about her first love behind the smile...More
Actress Han Ye-seul stars in the new JTBC drama, "Madame Antoine" which just completed its first day of filming.
Pictures of Han Ye-seul how her anxious at the thought of the new drama and is waiting for someone at a musical theater. Another picture shows her talking to director Kim Yoon-cheol and even monitoring herself on the screens...More
Dramas flooded this year from the 3 broadcasting stations: SBS, KBS, and MBC as well as JTBC and tvN.
The drama market gained life again as it withstood the years 2014 and 2015 which were called the years of 'unusual failures'. This is thanks to "My Love from the Star" 2 years ago. Dramas from E Channel and Drama Cube also stood out. One example would be "Riders: Get Tomorrow" which cost 300 million won to make. Drama H also presented the drama "You Will Love Me" starring Lee Tae-im. Dramas continued to spring up from everywhere and despite the poor viewing percentages, those involved in broadcasting say "Although there is the rise and fall in entertainment shows ranging from 5~7% in the weekdays, the contents that has the power to exceed this are dramas"...More
The actor group Surprise appeared on the new JTBC TV show "Taste of Others" and stole the hearts of their female fans.
Surprise put the guard down and showed national television how they get up in the morning and eat together in the living room unlike their usual-perfect-selves...More
Added episodes 11 and 12 captures for the Korean drama "Awl"...More
The year 2015 is proud to say it created two 10 million hit movies; "The Assassination" and "Veteran". The performances of actors in their 20s and 30s stood out and they moved not only the female crowd but the male crowd as well and it is a big development for Korean movies. We take a look at who stood out this year and who we look forward to next.
- Lee Min-ho's first successful screen debut with "Gangnam Blues"...More
Added episodes 9 and 10 captures for the Korean drama "Awl"...More
Added episodes 18 and 19 captures for the Korean drama "D-Day"...More
While actress Hwang Seung-eon is in the middle of a conflict with her management, she's still in the JTBC drama "Madame Antoine" as usual.
Apparently the conflict with her management isn't affecting the making of the drama at all...More
Added episodes 7 and 8 captures for the Korean drama "Awl"...More
Added episodes 16 and 17 captures for the Korean drama "D-Day"...More
There is sorrow behind the evil in Kim Hee-won in the JTBC drama "Awl".
Jeong (Kim Hee-won) got a call from the human resources director (Jung Won-joong). He repeated the words, "I'm sorry" over and over again with two hands clutching the phone and listening to the director yelling, "What the hell did you do to make things turn out like this?"...More