Daejoyeong of the Balhae Kingdom Special Stamps issued in 2011 (Image courtesy of the Korea Post)
Descendants of Goguryeo
Once referred to as the, “Prosperous Nation of the East”, or, “海東盛國”, alongside Unified Silla, Balhae launched 230 years of existence with the North South States Period on the Korean Peninsula and across mainland Northeast Asia.
Its founder, Dae Jo Yeong, rallied the descendants of Goguryeo and the Malgal tribes, to construct the nation of Balhae on Dongmosan Mountain in 698. Upon hearing the name Balhae, the hearts of many Koreans flutter with visions of the vast land it ruled. As a large empire, its territories included much of modern day Manchuria, Northeast China, Primorsky Krai in Russia and most of what is now North Korea. It fell to the Georan, or the Khitan, in 926. ...
Running man episode 211 is about the amusement park and like a warm-up to the upcoming episode 222. This episode contains many snippets of introduction of the various players. Hoping that we’ll get more of the action in next week’s episode, but then again there are some joyful moments that make these ninety minutes feel short and sweet. Like Jae-suk having to endure a rollercoaster ride multiple times, Jong-kook screaming in legitimate fear, Ailee’s impressive singing chops, and more....
Top model Dae Na is set to star in the first Korean American drama series, "The Romance Artist" with New York theatre actress Esther Nam
Plot: Lorraine is a con artist, who conned the wrong group of people this time. On the run from the Italian mafia, she finds sanctuary in a nunnery. There, she meets Devin, and for the first time, gets a taste of true love and happiness. The quiet life not being for her though, she winds up having to steal from Devin (her easiest yet hardest target yet). Having to have one more look at him before she leaves the country, she goes to watch him from a distance one last time. But he catches her and demands his money back....
Added episode 6 for the Korean drama “Greatest Marriage”
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“Greatest Marriage” (2014)
Directed by Oh Jong-rok
Written by Ko Yoon-hee
Network : TV Chosun
With Park Si-yeon, Bae Soo-bin, Noh Min-woo-I, Eom Hyeon-kyeong, Jeong Ae-yeon, Song Yeong-gyoo,…
16 episodes – Sat 23:00
A drama about the relationships between four different couples and a marriage centered around a woman who voluntarily becomes a single mother....
Added episode 1 for the Korean drama “Modern Farmer”
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“Modern Farmer” (2014)
Directed by Oh Jin-seok
Written by Kim Ki-ho
Network : SBS
With Lee Hong-gi, Lee Honey, Lee Si-eon, Park Min-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon, Lee Han-wi,…
20 episodes – Sat, Sun 20:45
A comedy drama about a rock band that takes up farming....
Korean drama starting today 2014/10/20 in Korea: “Liar Game”
“Liar Game” (2014)
Directed by Kim Hong-seon-I
Written by Ryoo Yong-jae
Network : tvN
With Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, Sin Seong-rok, Cha Soo-yeon, Choi Jin-ho-I, Choi Yoon-so,…
12 episdodes – Mon, Tue 23:00
Based on an original by Kaitani Sinobu, a character who is too honest for his own good, joining a game which will reward him with money if he wins, but debt if he loses....
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie “Mot”
Directed by Seo Ho-bin
With Ho Hyo-hoon, Kang Bong-seong, Lee Paul, Byeon Joon-seok, Kim Won-hee-I,…
“If the opponent doesn”t know there”s a secret, then it”s not a secret anymore…it”s just something that never happened…”
Hyeon-myeong, Seong-pil, Doo-yong and Gun-woo decide to spend a night in the “mot”, their secret hideout to celebrate their last winter vacation as teenagers and Seong-pil”s sister, Kyeong-mi”s birthday. The party goes on through the night and Gun-woo and Kyeong-mi decide to take a walk into the village. They don”t come back for a while and the rest of the children set out to look for them. Later, they find Gun-woo”s motocycle abandoned on the street and Kyeong-mi”s body, stone-cold dead. Gun-woo goes missing and the three friends graduate and go their own ways. Four years later, Seong-pil, Doo-yong and Hyeon-myeong reunite in their hometown and face the truth of the event that happened that night…...
Added new poster and “Floral Rain” music video for the upcoming Korean movie “Daughter”
Directed by Koo Hye-seon
With Shim Hye-jin, Koo Hye-seon, Hyeon Seung-min, Lee Hae-woo, Yoon Da-kyeong, Yang Hyeon-mo,…
A mother is seriously obsessed with her daughter. The mother forces her daughter to live a ascetic life and keeps a close watch to ensure she doesn”t stray. Years later, now fully grown up, the daughter learns that her mother is stricken with cancer and visits the hospital. The mother, however, has not changed at all, even while awaiting her imminent death. The daughter visits her former piano teacher, who consoled her when she was young. Since she was not on good terms with her own father, the teacher understands the daughter”s position and tries to support her former student. This teacher now lives alone at her old house after all these years. When the teacher tells the daughter that she took care of her father with Alzheimer”s until he died, the daughter begins to wonder if she, now pregnant, will ever be able to be free from the painful memories involving her mother....
Chinese investors are increasingly putting their money into Korean TV soap and movie productions as they continue to enjoy huge popularity on the mainland and beyond.
That means they can also flex more muscle in showbusiness here.
According to industry sources, Chinese investors get involved in almost all stages of the productions from casting to promotion and naturally take a bigger cut of profits if any productions succeed in China.
A joint film project pursed by CJ E&M, one of the largest entertainment giants in Korea, was halted again recently after 10 years of negotiations with Chinese investors. Industry sources said that it is because producers were unable to cast Kim Soo-hyeon-I or Lee Min-ho, who are the hottest Korean celebrities in China these days....
Here is the preview of Yoo-na’s Street Episode 43. This Episode will be aired on JTBC on October 20th. Let’s check!