Jan 5 2016

Park Seo-Joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung-Sik cast in KBS2 drama “Hwarang”

Park Seo-Joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung-Sik (‘ZE:A’) are all cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Hwarang.” The period drama series depicts the lives of Hwarang (aka Flowering Knights) who were an elite group of men in the Silla Kingdom era.

In the drama series, Park Seo-Joon will play Sun Woo-Rang. His character comes from the lowest class, but he is able to become a legendary Hwarang.

Go Ara will play A-Ro. She was born from parents who came from the highest and lowest classes. She is bright and loved by Sun Woo-Rang and Sam Maek-Jong (Park Hyung-Sik).

Park Hyung-Sik will play Kim Sam Maek Jong (King Jinheung). Even though he is a King, he wanders around from the palace to avoid assassins. He is weak and emotionally fragile. He then becomes a Hwarang secretly and grows up to become a real King who leads Silla.

Filming for “Hwarang” begins sometime during the first half of this year and the drama series will first air July  in South Korea.

Jan 4 2016

Ep.1 trailer for tvN drama series “Cheese in the Trap”

Ep.1 of upcoming tvN drama series “Cheese in the Trap” airs later tonight in South Korea. Meanwhile, lead actor Park Hae-Jin posted the photo above on tvN’s instagram account (tvn_joy) with the caption “So, you should have been careful.” The drama series is based on based on popular webcomic “Cheese in the Trap” by Soon Ggi. Ep. 1 trailer for “Cheese in the Trap” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Jan 4 2016

Lee Joon-Gi & IU cast in SBS drama series “Moon Lovers”

Lee Joon-Gi and IU have now accepted offers to play lead characters in upcoming SBS drama series “Moon Lovers.” The duo will attend the first script reading for the drama series which will take place January 8, 2016.

In the upcoming drama series Lee Joon-Gi will play Wang So. His character is the fourth son of Wang Kon aka King Taejo.  Wang So is also referred to as dog wolf. He is a cool-headed person, but he changes after he meets Hae-Soo (IU). He later becomes the King of Goryeo.

Meanwhile, IU will play Hae-Soo. Her character is a girl who travels through time from the present day to the Goryeo Dynasty era. She is a bright girl and carves out her own destiny.

The Korean title for the drama series has also changed from “Dalui Yeonin” (“Moon Lovers”) to “Bobogyungsim: Ryeo”. The “Bobogyungsim” refers to the original Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” which the drama series is based on and “Ryeo” refers to the Goryeo period where the drama series is set.

Dec 30 2015

Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-Eum & “Kill Me, Heal Me” win big at 2015 MBC Drama Awards

The 2015 MBC Drama Awards just concluded in Seoul, South Korea and big winners include actor Ji Sung, actress Hwang Jung-Eum and drama series “Kill Me, Heal Me.”  For this year, Ji Sung was awarded the “Grand Prize” (selected by netizens) and the “Best Actor in a Mini Series” awards. Meanwhile, his counterpart in the drama series, Hwang Jung-Eum won “Best Actress in a Mini Series” for “Kill Me, Heal Me” and “She Was Pretty.” Lastly, “Kill Me, Heal Me” won the “Best Drama Award” which was also selected by netizens. Full list of winners and nominees can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Dec 30 2015

Filming for movie “Marital Harmony” finishes

Filming for upcoming movie “Marital Harmony” (literal title) starring Lee Seung-Gi & Shim Eun-Kyung finished December 23, 215 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Filming took about 4 months to finish. The film is setup as a period romantic-comedy with Shim Eun-Kyung playing a Princess with four bachelors linked to her due to their marital harmony signs. Meanwhile, Lee Seung-Gi plays a marital harmony sign reader involved with the Princess. “Marital Harmony” will be released sometime in 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 29 2015

Sung Dong-Il, Lee Kyoung-Young, Sulli cast for movie “Real”

Veteran actors Sung Dong-Il, Lee Kyoung-Young and former f(x) member Sulli are now cast in supporting roles for upcoming movie “Real” starring Kim Soo-Hyun and Han Ji-Eun.

In upcoming movie “Real,” Sung Dong-Il will play gang boss Jo Won-Geun. His character is in conflict with Jang Tae-Young (Kim Soo-Hyun) over a casino. Lee Kyoung-Young will play reportage-writer No Yeom. He is an ex-detective. Sulli will play Song Yoo-Hwa. Her character works as a rehabilitation therapist at a hospital which Jang Tae-Young goes to.
Meanwhile, photo above is of the cast from “Real” which was taken on December 28, 2015. They are taking part in the traditional gosa ceremony (to bring about good fortune) prior to the commencement of filming.

Dec 28 2015

First still images from MBC drama series “One More Happy Ending”

Here’s the first still images of the leading ladies in upcoming MBC drama series “One More Happy Ending” (literal title) starring Jang Na-Ra and Jung Kyoung-Ho. The still images are of Jang Na-Ra, Seo In-Young, Yoo In-Na and You Da-In.  The still images were taken on the first day of filming which took place December 18, 2015 at a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea. The first scene filmed has Han Mi-Mo (Jang Na-Ra), Baek Da-Jung (You Da-In), Go Dong-Mi (Yoo In-Na) and Hong Ae-Ran (Seo In-Young) having brunch together at the restuarant. The four ladies are all ex-members of idol group “Angels.”

“One More Happy Ending” first airs January 20, 2016 in South Korea.