SBS "Sign" steps up to 1st place among primetime dramas

jan 28 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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SBS' medical suspense drama "Sign" emerged a winner on this week's primetime TV ratings chart for Wednesdays and Thursdays, according to the results of two media research surveys on Friday. Starring Park Shin-yang, Kim A-joong, Uhm Ji-won and Jung Gyu-woon, "Sign" scored an average viewership rating of 15.75 percent on Total National Research M...

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Tang Wei to visit Korea on Feb 9

jan 28 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Tang Wei to visit Korea on Feb 9

Top Chinese actress Tang Wei will visit Korea next month to promote her upcoming release "Late Autumn" co-starring top Korean actor Hyun Bin, according to the film's promoter & Credit on Thursday.Through a press release, & Credit announced that Tang Wei has decided to visit Korea and will be present at a press screening and press conference for "La...

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"Dream High" continues to soar on TV charts

jan 26 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Teenage idol drama "Dream High" continued to take the lead amongst primetime TV series aired on Mondays and Tuesdays, according to data released by two major research firms on Wednesday."Dream High" which showed only on Monday this week due to the Korea versus Japan soccer match for the Asian Cup Qatar 2011 the following day, posted a viewership ...

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[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Paradise Farm" - 1st episode

jan 26 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS TV series Paradise Farm 1st episode

SBS "Paradise Farm" Mon-Tue 8:55 p.m. 'Please regard us like a comic' is what the new SBS drama "Paradise Farm" stresses from the very beginning. The way colorful numbers hover above the head of the main characters participating in an auction and how the screen "cracks" like a window in certain scenes make that point even clearer. By the time o...

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Song Hye-kyo, Song Chang-eui cast in new film

jan 25 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Song Hye-kyo, Song Chang-eui cast in new film

Actress Song Hye-kyo and actor Song Chang-eui have been cast in new film together, according to actor Song's agency BOM Actors on Tuesday.An official at BOM Actors confirmed over the phone that the two actors will star in a film tentatively titled "Nobody Somebody" which is aiming for release in May of this year. Actress Song will play a female T...

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Actor Jung Woo-sung injured on the set of SBS' "Athena"

jan 25 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Jung Woo-sung injured on the set of SBS' Athena

Korean actor Jung Woo-sung was injured while shooting an action sequence for SBS' series "Athena" over the weekend. On Sunday, Jung Woo-sung was rushed to the hospital for hurting his knee while trying to avoid a large truck which his co-star Jung Chan-woo was driving that swerved in a basement parking lot in Kyungwon University located in the Gyeo...

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Sports drama "Glove" debuts atop weekend box office

jan 24 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Sports drama Glove debuts atop weekend box office

Local sports drama "Glove" by director Kang Woo-suk, debuted atop Korea's weekend box office from January 21 to 23, according to estimates released by Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) on Monday. The new film drew in a total 471,776 viewers during the three-day period after premiering in 667 theaters nationwide on January 20."Glove,...

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Lee Byung-hun attends Sundance Film Festival

jan 24 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Byung-hun attends Sundance Film Festival

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has been invited to the Sundance Film Festival for his movie "I Saw the Devil," according to his agency BH Entertainment on Monday. "I Saw the Devil" was chosen to be screened under the "Spotlight Film" segment alongside 200 other movies, beating out 9,000 other pictures that had entered the same category. BH explained th...

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KBS "Smile Again" smiles atop TV chart for 4th week

jan 24 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS Smile Again smiles atop TV chart for 4th week

KBS' family drama "Smile Again" stayed atop the weekly TV charts for the fourth week, according to the surveys by two TV ratings charts during the week of January 17 to 23. KBS' "Smile Again" posted an average viewership rating of 32.9 percent last week, solidifying its position as the nation's most-watched show, the findings by Total Nation...

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Actress Son Ye-jin celebrates B-day with international fans

jan 24 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Son Ye-jin celebrates B-day with international fans

Actress Son Ye-jin celebrated her birthday yesterday with her fans from home and abroad, according to her agency Barunson Entertainment on Monday. A press release by Barunson today explained that Son invited some 100 fans from Korea as well as from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States for her birthday party held at the Musical ...

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[REVIEW] SBS TV series "Secret Garden"

jan 21 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS TV series Secret Garden

Twenty-part "Secret Garden" was one big emotional roller coaster ride. The couple who went through quite a few out-of-this-world mind-boggling experiences, returned to where they started. But in many dramas, characters turn their backs on their family for love, give up on promising futures and make irrational decisions without seeing their souls ...

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Tang Wei likely to visit Korea in Feb

jan 21 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Tang Wei likely to visit Korea in Feb

Hit film "Lust, Caution" heroine Tang Wei is likely to visit Korea next month to promote her upcoming release "Late Autumn" co-starring top Korean actor Hyun Bin, according to the film's promoter & Credit on Friday."We are pushing ahead with the plan and although nothing has been set as of yet, there is a good chance she will come," an official at ...

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MBC "My Princess" leads for 2nd week on TV chart

jan 21 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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MBC's series "My Princess" marked the highest rating in terms of viewership for the second week, according to the findings by two media research surveys disclosed on Friday. The latest statistics by Total National Research Media (TNmS) showed that "My Princess" scored an average rating of 15.45 percent and 18.8 percent on AGB Nielsen Media Res...

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Ha Ji-won invited to Prada fashion show in China

jan 21 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Ha Ji-won invited to Prada fashion show in China

Korean actress Ha Ji-won has been invited to attend a fashion show in China, according to her agency Wellmade STARM on Friday. Wellmade STARM announced in a press release that Ha will leave for China today to attend Prada's fashion show to be held at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.The show will also be attended by famed designer Miucci...

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Han Ji-hye reveals photos from upcoming drama

jan 20 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Han Ji-hye reveals photos from upcoming drama

Korean actress Han Ji-hye has posted pictures from the set of her upcoming MBC drama tentatively titled "Mate" on her official Facebook. Last Thursday, Han uploaded two photographs of herself wearing hanbok [traditional Korean attire for women] and the old Korean marketplace in the background with a comment below saying, "A character that I will co...

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Korean drama "Secret Garden" sold to 13 countries

jan 19 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Korean drama Secret Garden sold to 13 countries

SBS hit TV series "Secret Garden," starring Korean actors Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won, has been sold to 13 countries. According to an official from SBS Contents Hub, the 20-part drama, a romantic comedy which tells about a man and woman's soul that become switched, has been sold to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore...

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KBS "Dream High" idols take over TV charts

jan 19 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS Dream High idols take over TV charts

Teenage idol drama "Dream High" led viewership ratings for this week's Mondays and Tuesdays primetime TV chart, according to data by both Total National Media Research (TNmS) and AGB Nielsen Media Research (AGB) on Wednesday. KBS series "Dream High" posted an average viewership ratings of 13.4 percent on TNmS' survey and 15.6 percent on AGB'..

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Hyun Bin passes exam for Marine Corps

jan 19 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hyun Bin passes exam for Marine Corps

Actor Hyun Bin has become eligible to join Korea's Marine Corps which he signed up for late last year as part of fulfilling the country's two-year mandatory military duties.An official with the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) said during an interview with Asia Economic Daily on Wednesday that the 28-year-old actor has passed all the exams ne...

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Nine Korean films invited to the Berlin International Film

jan 19 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Nine Korean films invited to the Berlin International Film

Nine Korean films have been invited to be presented at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, which will be held in Germany next month. The official website of the Berlin International Film Festival announced today that Korean film "Come Rain Come Shine," starring actors Hyun Bin and Lim Soo-jung, will compete against 15 other movies for the ...

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Yoon Sang-hyun on break for a few days till preparing for Japan

jan 18 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Yoon Sang-hyun on break for a few days till preparing for Japan

Actor Yoon Sang-hyun, who appeared in hit SBS TV series "Secret Garden" which ended its run over the weekend, is currently getting some well-earned rest.An official at his agency MGB Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Monday, "He is probably sleeping away right now... He received a few days vacation since 'Secret Garden' has w...

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KBS "Smile Again" 3rd consecutive win on TV chart

jan 17 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS Smile Again 3rd consecutive win on TV chart

KBS' family drama "Smile Again" came atop weekly TV charts once again, according to surveys by both Total National Multimedia National Research (TNmS) and AGB Nielsen Media Research (AGB) on Monday. KBS' "Smile Again" reported its third consecutive win on weekly TV charts after scoring an average viewership rating of 33.1 percent on TNmS' char...

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Cable drama Yacha makes a splash, sells overseas

jan 16 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Cable drama Yacha makes a splash, sells overseas

I've mentioned cable drama Yacha before as a new OCN show boasting a high budget, special effects, and lots of action. The 12-episode series premiered last weekend to a very impressive — one might call it shockingly high — ratings number of 3.5%. To put it into some perspective, this is a cable drama that airs on midnight on Fridays, where anything above 1% would be hailed a success.

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