Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

“Potato Star” Begins Next Week

Yeo Jin Goo

Potato Star


The comedy "Potato Star," which starts on Sept. 23 is less aboutpotatoes than it is about stars and in particular one star that lookssomething like a potato.

In this 120-episode tvN comedy, Yeo Jin Goo plays Hong Hye Sung, ayoung computer programmer who wants to become the next Mark Zuckerberg.

It's the first major drama role for Yeo, who was last seen in "MissingYou," playing the young Park Yoo Chun, and in "The Moon Embracing TheSun" as the young Kim Soo Hyun.

But Hong's plans for success are confounded when something mysterious happens to his neighbors, the Noh family.

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Which Celebrity Would You Bring Home For Chuseok?

So Ji Sub, Song Hye Kyo

So Ji Sub


Bringing a significant other to Chuseok festivities can indicate toyour family that you are getting serious and that your date may one daybecome part of the family.

A recent marriage bureau survey asked which celebrity people in their30s might want to bring home for Chuseok. Voters decided that Song Ji Hyo, Kim Tae Hee, Moon Chae Won and Lee Bo Young were the most likeablefemale celebrities and So Ji Sub, Jo Jung Suk, Lee Seo Jin, and Lee SangYoon were the top male celebrities to be welcomed at their festivities.

But what exactly is Chuseok?

It's one of the most important annual holidays in Korea.

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Lee Tae Sung Makes Plans To Marry And Enlist

Lee Tae Sung

Lee Tae Sung

Lee Tae Sung, who played Park Yoo Chun's time-traveling enemy Yong Tae Moo in "Rooftop Prince," is busy making some big plans.

Now that his weekend drama "Gold Appear" has finished its 50-episoderun, he plans to schedule a wedding and after that he is going toenlist.

His bride's identity is no mystery as the actor already announcedthat he is married. Late last year he shocked fans by admitting that hewas already married to a woman who was seven years older and that thecouple had a one-year-old son. At that time, he explained why there hadnot yet been a wedding ceremony.

After the couple dated for a few years and decided to marry, they discovered they were going to be parents.

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Kim Hyun Joong’s Drama Delayed

Kim Hyun Joong

Kim Hyun Joong


Fans waiting eagerly for Kim Hyun Joong's return to the small screenwill have to wait a little longer. Instead of airing in November, hisnew drama "Inspiring Generation" will now be shown early in 2014.

His upcoming drama has been replaced by Jang Geun Suk's new drama "Pretty Boy."

It's not a question of preference, say the producers. It's just that"Inspiring Generation" has proven to be a more complicated drama tofilm.

As "Inspiring Generation" is a story set in 1930s Shanghai, theshooting schedule is dependent on the cooperation of the Chinesegovernment and they have delayed permits for filming due to the Chinesemid-autumn festival.

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K-Pop Destinations: Jeju Island FOR THE WEEKEND

Yoon Eun Hye, Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin

Boys Over Flowerson Jeju Island Hyatt Regency Hotel Seas Resort Teddy Bear Museum Princess Hours

While Jeju Island is known for its dramatic views of seaside cliffs, kdrama lovers may be more interested in the island's filming locations.

The island has been featured in "Boys Over Flowers," "Secret Garden," "Dae Jang Geum" and "Princess Hours" just to name a few. It's where Yoon Eun Hye goes to escape her boyfriend in "Lie to Me" and where the modeling scenes in the park were filmed in "Personal Taste." There's plenty of travel information online about how to get to the island but once you do, here are some places to savor kdrama atmosphere.

The Hyatt Regency hotel is located on a sloping cliff overlooking the ocean. But it's private balconies with ocean views will seem mundane when you discover the pool where F4 leader Gun Jun Pyo almost drowned or the triangular wedding chapel from the "Boys Over Flowers" wedding scene

Im Siwan Turns into a Cold City Guy and Talks About BoA for "Grazia"

ZE:A‘s Im Siwan spoke about working with BoA for a recent drama during an interview for “Grazia” magazine.

Im Siwan’s “Grazia” photo shoot revealed a manlier version of the ZE:A member, rather than his usual boyish and cute image.

Im Siwan is known to be a very bright person but for the photo shoot, he put on his best “cold city guy” face. Im Siwan perfectly pulls off the colorful suits that was inspired by the famous producer, Mark Ronson. Im Siwan is currently juggling a busy schedule of dramas, music and film but he received the staff’s praise for working so hard on this photo shoot.

After the photo shoot, Im Siwan spoke about “Expect Dating,” and working with his co-star BoA

Taecyeon’s drama ‘Who Are You’ sold in 33 countries

2PM Taecyeon’s fantasy drama ‘Who Are You’ has been sold to 33 different countries.

tvN’s drama ‘Who Are You’ is rising as one of the most popular dramas in Korea and it has sold its airing rights to different countries including United States, Argentina, Brazil as well as 10 countries in Southeast Asia and more.

A representative of CJ E&M stated, “Overseas broadcasters showed great interest in the drama even before the drama starts its air. They showed great interests for the concept and collaboration of So Yi Hyun, Ok Taecyeon and Kim Jae Wook.”

The rep added, “We are still getting calls from even more countries, and we are about to have additional discussions with a company from Greece.”

Things Not Made to Last: Short-Lived Variety Shows

Things Not Made to Last: Short-Lived Variety Shows

A staple of Korean entertainment has always been its variety television. Korea has produced some great variety, such as X-Man, Family Outing, and Infinite Challenge. But, lately it’s been suffering and slight attention to news will show a rising trend of variety and talk shows premiering, then soon being cancelled. Recently it was officially reported that the brand new Star Diving Show “Splash!” was officially cancelled due to its high injury rate.

There is a recurring problem happening within Korean variety, but maybe looking back at some recent failures will give us some ideas on how Korean variety can get back on its feet.

Star Golden Bell: Seasons 2 and 3
Moving the guests from sitting to seating was the first omen that Season 2 wasn’t going to work

SPEED’s Se Jun is an Elite Intern for Sitcom ‘Potato Star 2013QR3’

SPEED, Se Jun, Potato Star 2013QR3

SPEED’s Se Jun is an Elite Intern for Sitcom ‘Potato Star 2013QR3’

Boy group SPEED member Se Jun has been confirmed for casting as an elite intern for tvN's sitcom "Potato Star 2013QR3."

Se Jun debuted in KBS 2TV's drama "Iris 2" and worked with Lee Bum Soo as his best friend and aide, Hyun Soo. The drama aired its final episode in April, but SPEED's Se Jun has been set for another role. According to his agency Core Contents Media's statement on September 18, Se Jun will star in the sitcom "Potato Star 2013Q3" as Lee Ji Woong, an English major elite intern at one of the top universities.

Recently Se Jun took a photo taken with fellow "Potato Star" actor Kim Kwang Kyu, and showed off their friendly relationship. Kim Kwang Kyu swill star in the series as Se Jun's co-worker

Why Do K-Pop Celebrities Flock to China? Higher Pay?

Song Hye Kyo, Rain, Jang Dong Gun, Song Seung Hun, Chae Rim, Lee Da Hae, Chu Ja Hyun, Jang Seo Hee, Jang Geun Suk

Why Do Celebrities Flock to China? Higher Pay?

"China pays 3 times the salary that Korea pays." (Tony An) "Chu Ja Hyun's salary is between about $50,000 and $100,000." (J Channel)

As many Korean celebrities travel to China for their activities, there has been an increased interest in their wages.

According to an analysis by MoneyToday's Entertainment Finances team, a top-shelf Korean star receives about $700,000 annually. Singing just three songs on air nets about $200,000 per song.

The two most expensive celebrities to employ are Song Hye Kyo and Rain. Endorsement and modeling deals with either star are about $1.4 million. Rain signed a contract in 2011 for about $1