HanCinema's Drama Review 'Hero - Drama - 2012'

HanCinema's Drama Review 'Hero - Drama - 2012'

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While he does feel sympathy and a feeling of justice after he's taking at the cases, acknowledged situations also roughly land onto his lap and the truth that they all just take place to be attached to the key plot feels contrived as well.

There are many fantastic parts about "Hero - Drama - 2012" and the characters are fun, yet it's totally challenging to glue to them on a more than superficial point at this point. so much is dependent on whether they are going to make any other season, for the explanation that thing here is, OCN isn't that fab with intensity of tale and while they are attempting to move for a more US tv form of format, their storytelling strategies are that of Korean drama. The plot feels too stretched out so as to hide many episodes and regardless of its exciting presentation, it feels slow on the improvement side.

This manner that the drama sounds like an introductory season and then the "real" thing will start. The query is, will it? This may also be a series value finding out for all of the excellent things it does, but it does no longer feel like one that will be a standalone drama. If OCN has some other season planned, then this is able to just be great. For now, there is attainable no longer yet realized.

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Park Yoochun to meet Japanese fans of 2012 drama 'Missing You'

Park Yoochun to meet Japanese fans of 2012 drama 'Missing You'

Park Yoochun to meet Japanese fans of 2012 drama 'Missing You'

Even though the MBC's drama 'Missing You' was originally aired in Korea in 2012, it is still making a noise and getting more followers until today.

Particularly, Park Yoochun's character as Han Jung-woo was well-received by the drama's Japanese viewers. With that, Yoochun will hold a fan meeting event on July 9th in Japan.

Anticipate his presence and performance for the avid viewers of 'Missing You.'

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Rainbows Jaekyung to join Super Juniors Donghae in drama Gods Quiz 4

Rainbows Jaekyung to join Super Juniors Donghae in drama Gods Quiz 4

After being cast in “Generation of Youth“, Rainbow‘s Jaekyung has recently confirmed to star in another drama.

On March 21, her agency announced, “Rainbow”s Jaekyung will be appearing as a new character in “God’s Quiz 4.”"

In this drama, the active idol will portray Lim Tae Kyung, a talented researcher personally scouted by the office director, Young Shil.

The production company’s representative shared, “She will be actively showing a lovey dovey chemistry with previously casted Super Junior‘s Donghae that is equal to that between Ryu Duk Hwan and Yoon Joo Hee. Jaekyung will act outstandingly alongside Donghae in ‘God’s Quiz 4′ to give more energy to the production.”

“God’s Quiz 4″ will premiere on May 18!

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Super Junior Donghae cast in upcoming drama 'God's Quiz 4'

Super Junior Donghae cast in upcoming drama 'God's Quiz 4'

Super Junior Donghae cast in upcoming drama 'God's Quiz 4'

Super Junior Donghae is lengthen his drama list with a new casting for OCN's upcoming drama "God's Quiz 4".

Donghae is taking the role of Han Si Woo, an elite coroner who will take on death cases caused by rare diseases.

According to CJ EM’s PD Lee Hye Young, “To add quality to the drama, we've casted Super Junior Donghae because of his proven acting skills that he's showcased from his previous works. We are looking forward to his great acting."

God's Quiz Season 4 premieres in May and plots the story of elite medical researchers who will unfold the mystery of deaths from rare diseases.

Moreover, Donghae's character will form a love line opposite Rainbow's Jaekyung.

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SUJUs Donghae Cast in New Drama Gods Quiz 4

SUJUs Donghae Cast in New Drama Gods Quiz 4

Super Junior’s Donghae will be joining the other cast members for OCN’s upcoming drama God’s Quiz 4.

In God’s Quiz 4, Donghae will be taking on the role of ‘Han Si Woo,’ an elite newcomer in the country’s prestigious coroner’s office that deals with cases on rare diseases.

The Super Junior member has previously proven his acting skills in numerous dramas, such as It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, Ms. Panda and Mr. Porcupine, a Taiwanese drama Skip Beat! and more.

SUJU’s Donghae Cast in New Drama ‘God’s Quiz 4’

CJ EM’s Lee Hye Young PD said, “Super Junior’s Donghae, who is popular across Asia, will be acting as a medical researcher. As he has already proven his acting abilities in various dramas, we expect his brilliant acting to add to the quality of the drama.”

Meanwhile, God’s Quiz 4 will depict the story of elite doctors working in the coroner’s office, who investigate a mysterious death and unravel the mysteries involving rare diseases.

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

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"Hero - Drama - 2012"

OCN has taken a big step into the world of dramas in the last few years. Going for the crime genre with a spin and going for the multi-season format, it is trying many new things for Korean television. From "God's Quiz" to "Vampire Prosecutor" to 'Special Affairs Team TEN', the style and cinematic quality they are going for are their trademark. Futuristic dark action series 'Hero - Drama - 2012' is OCN's drama directed by Kim Hong-seon-I ('Fireworks - 2006', 'Warrior Baek Dong-soo') and written by Goo Dong-hoi ('Yaksha'). While not certain there will be a second season for this one, the series definitely remains open enough for one.

'Hero - Drama - 2012' takes place in an almost dystopian near future South Korea which is going through a great depression. The chasm between the rich and the poor has gotten bigger, corruption and crime are rampant and the poor suffer at the hands of an almost dictatorship. Kim Heuk-cheol (Yang Dong-geun) is far from a heroic type. Being the second son of the current mayor, Kim Hoon (Son Byeong-ho), he is a spoiled rich brat and a playboy, acting up in hope to get daddy's attention. After a fatal accident that takes Heuk-cheol's life, his father gives the ok to a team of scientists creating some very shady serum for him to inject his son with it and bring him back. The serum saves Heuk-cheol, but also gives him superhuman strength and self-healing abilities. As he discovers his new powers, the need for a hero in this city comes knocking.

One thing which is very unique to the series is the time setting. While not sci-fi or really emphasizing the technology too much, the fact that this is set in the future is quite rare for the medium. Its dark and almost noir-like visual style, the action and the other presentation elements are also what one would expect from a channel like OCN. The series is impressive in those areas.

The story is quite intriguing as a premise too. As seemingly powerful as drama heroes are in their own stories, superheroes are not something we get every day and the fact that Heuk-cheol starts off as an almost antihero, living a selfish and shallow life, has great potential. The acting is fine and the camaraderie and sort-of attraction between Heuk-cheol and Yoon I-on (Han Chae-ah) are also nice to see, since they are a buddy duo without the woman being downplayed for the sake of the guy.

The individual cases Heuk-cheol handles are also interesting and the cameos and different types of villains he puts in their place are very fun to watch. But with those elements come the drama's flaws. Three main flaws, which, while not complete mood-killers, do waste some of the potential.

Since this was probably planned as a multi-season drama, the first season feels more like an introduction. This means that Heuk-cheol is simply a bored, lazy and uninterested in his own heroics for the most part. While a reluctant hero is an interesting character, it is hard to really sympathize with him when it takes a whole season for the active and aware heroism to kick in.

While he does feel sympathy and a sense of justice after he takes on the cases, said cases also kind of land onto his lap and the fact that they all just happen to be connected to the main plot feels contrived as well.

There are many great elements about 'Hero - Drama - 2012' and the characters are fun, but it is very hard to connect to them on a more than superficial level at this point. A lot depends on whether they will make another season, because the thing here is, OCN is not that great with depth of story and while they are trying to go for a more US television type of format, their storytelling methods are that of Korean drama. The plot feels too stretched out in order to cover many episodes and despite its exciting presentation, it feels slow on the development side.

This means that the drama feels like an introductory season after which the "real" thing will start. The question is, will it? It is a series worth checking out for all the good things it does, but it does not feel like one which can be a standalone drama. If OCN has another season planned, then this might just be great. For now, there is potential not yet realized.

Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'

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U.S. K-Drama Site Reveals 'Respond 1997' Seo In Guk-A Pink Jung Eunji as Best Kiss of 2012

U.S. K-Drama Site Reveals 'Respond 1997' Seo In Guk-A Pink Jung Eunji as Best Kiss of 2012

A Pink, Seo In Guk, Jung Eunji, Respond 1997

U.S. K-Drama Site Reveals 'Respond 1997' Seo In Guk-A Pink Jung Eunji as Best Kiss of 2012 U.S. K-Drama Site Reveals 'Respond 1997' Seo In Guk-A Pink Jung Eunji as Best Kiss of 2012"Respond 1997" and "Vampire Prosecutor" both received awards at the 2012 DramaFever Award hosted by the American media company, DramaFever.

2012 DramaFever Award, based on online fan votes, selects various honors among Korean dramas from 2012. The month-long voting that took place in March collected over 500,000 participants. It is noteworthy that 80% of the viewers on DramaFever are non-Asian population.

"Respond 1997" took 'Best Kiss of the Year' award home with Seo In Guk and Jung Eunji's kiss scene by a water fountain at school, as well as 'Best Couple Not Meant to be' award with Seo In Guk and Hoya.

Via DramaFever homepage, Seo In Guk thanked the support of the fans. He posted, "Thank you for selecting the water fountain kiss scene as the most memorable of 2012. Cast and crew members had to work extremely hard to include all four seasons despite shooting in the middle of a hot, muggy summer. I would like to share this honor with everyone who worked together to produce a great drama."

Kwon Hyun Sang received Best Bad Guy of the Year with his role in 'Vampire Prosecutor 2'

Best Drama of the Year went to MBC's "The Moon that Embraces the Sun." Lee Min Ho was chosen 'Best Actor of the Year', while Yoon Eun Hye took the honor of 'Best Actress of the Year'.

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2012 KBS Drama Awards

2012 KBS Drama Awards

Actress Kim Nam Joo won the coveted Grand Prize at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards held on Dec. 31st.

The awards ceremony was aired live from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31st at the KBS Hall. Kim Nam Joo won the Grand Award for her performance in the hit weekend drama, “My Husband Got a Family”, which recorded 45.3% in viewers ratings.

During her acceptance speech, Kim said “I’m very thankful and I thought of Yoon Yeo Jung, who played by mother-in-law in the drama first and I would like to thank her. I prepared a speech, but I don’t remember anything right now”. She added, “I was never in 1st place at school, but I’m happy to be accepting this award”.

2012 KBS Drama Awards

What was memorable about the 2012 KBS Drama awards was that the “My Husband Got a Family” team swept many of the awards. Not only did the lead actress Kim Nam Joo win the grand prize, but actress Yoon Yeo Jung won for Best Actress in a Long Series, writer Park Ji Eun won Best Writer, and the supporting cast members Kim Sang Ho, Cho Yoon Hee all won awards. Meanwhile, Yoo Joon Sang and Kim Nam Joo as well as Cho Yoon Hee and Lee Hee Joon were given the award for Best Couple. In all, members from the hit drama won in ten different categories.

▷Grand Actor’s Award= Kim Nam Joo (My Husband Got a Family)

▷Top Excellence in Acting= Song Joong Ki, Moon Chae Won (The Innocent Man), Yoo Joon Sang (My Husband Got a Family)

▷Best Writer Award= Park Ji Eun (My Husband Got a Family)

▷Best Actor/Actress in a Long Series= Joo Won (The Bridal Mask), Yoon Yeo Jung (My Husband Got a Family)

▷Best Actor/Actress in Mid-length Series= Lee Bo Young, Um Tae Woong (The Man from the Equator)

▷Best Actor/Actress in Mini Series= Shin Hyun Joon (Ohlala Couple), Jang Nara (School 2013)

▷Best Actor/Actress in Daily Drama= Kim Dong Wan (Cheer Up, Mr. Kim), Kim Young ChulSeo Ji Hye (I’ll Give You the Stars and Stars), Kim Ye Ryung (Love, Love)

▷Netizen Award = Yoon Ah (Love Rain), Song Joong KiMoon Chae Won (The Innocent Man)

▷Actor of the Year(Awarded by PDs from all three main broadcasters)= Um Tae Woong (The Man from the Equator)

▷Best Supporting Actor/Actress=Kim Sang HoCho Yoon Hee (My Husband Got a Family), Park Ki Woong (The Bridal Mask)

▷Best Couple= Yoo Joon SangKim Nam Joo, Lee Hee JoonCho Yoon Hee (My Husband Got a Family), Song Joong KiMoon Chae Won (The Innocent Man), Lee Sang YoonLee Bo Young (Seoyoung, My Daughter)

▷Newcomer Award=Lee Jong Suk (School 2013), Lee Hee Joon (My Husband Got a Family), Oh Yeon Seo (My Husband Got a Family), Jin Se Yeon (The Bridal Mask)

▷Popularity Award=Joo Won (The Bridal Mask), Bae Suzy (Big)

▷Best Youth Actor=Noh Young Hak (The King’s Dream), Nam Ji Hyun (Girl Detective, Park Hae Sol)

▷Best Actor/Actress from One Act Specials=Yeon Woo Jin, Yoo Da In (Ordinary Love), Sung Joon (Swamp Ecology Report), Park Shin Hye (Don’t Worry, I’m a Ghost)

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Winners of the 2012 KBS Drama Awards

Winners of the 2012 KBS Drama Awards

Winners of the 2012 KBS Drama Awards The 2012 KBS Drama Awards was held on December 31st to celebrate the best of the best from the drama realm this past year.

The winners were as follows:

Daesang: Kim Nam-joo ("Unexpected You")

Best Excellence Award: Song Joong-ki, Yoo Joon-sang, Moon Chae-won

Excellence Award (For Long Series): Joo Won, Yoon Yeo-jung

Excellence Award (For Medium Series): Um Tae-woong, Lee Bo-young

Excellence Award (For Mini Series): Shin Hyun-joong, Jang Nara

Excellence Award (Daily Series): Dong-wan, Kim Young-chul, Kim Ye-ryeong, Seo Ji-hye

Netizen Award: Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Girls Generation's Yoona

Producer's Choice Actor Award: Um Tae-woong

Supporting Character Award: Jo Yoon-hee, Kim Sang-ho, Park Ki-woong

Rookie Award: Jin Se-yeon, Oh Yeon-seo, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Jong-suk

Popularity Award: Joo Won, miss A’s Suzy

Best Couple Award: Song Joong-kiMoon Chae-won, Lee Sang-yoonLee Bo-young, Lee Hee-joonJo Yoon-hee, Yoo Joon-sangKim Nam-joo

Young Acting Award: No Young-hak, Nam Ji-hyun

One-Act Play Award: Yeon Woo-jin, Sung Joon, Yoo Da-in, Park Shin-hye

Writer Award: Writer Park Ji-eun

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CNBLUE’s Jonghyun follows in the footsteps of Yonghwa and wins New Star Award at the ’2012 SBS Drama Awards’

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun follows in the footsteps of Yonghwa and wins New Star Award at the ’2012 SBS Drama Awards’

CNBLUEs Jonghyun follows in the footsteps of Yonghwa and wins New Star Award at the 2012 SBS Drama Awards

CNBLUEs Jonghyun shared his thoughts after receiving the New Star Award from the 2012 SBS Drama Awards.

On December 31st, Jonghyun shared the above picture and tweeted, Following Yonghwa hyung in 2009, I also was awarded with the SBS New Star Award in 2012. Im so thankful for our fans and Im also very thankful for my members. Im also thankful for all of the sunbaes and staff members of Gentlemens Class who allowed me to have a good experience. Please look forward to CNBLUEs performance in a little bit as well ^^

The revealed picture showed Jonghyun kissing the trophy that was inscribed with his name.

After seeing the picture, the fans commented, Congratulations!, CNBLUE is having a festival, and Yonghwa will probably congratulate him too.

SourceImage: CNBLUEs Twitter

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