Saturday, October 28, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Name : Lee Jun Ki (Joon-Ki, Lee)
Baek Sang Popularity Award, 2006
Baek Sang ‘In style’ Fashion Award, 2006
Netizen Best New Comer Male, 2006 Max Movie
Best Actor (King’s Man – Lee Junki)
Fly Daddy (2006)
King's Man (The King and the Clown)(2005)
Flying Boys (Ballet Dancing School) (2004)
Hotel Venus (2004)
The Japanese Sponichi Shimbun reported Wednesday that Lee had participated in the movie's first shoot in Kyoto on Monday, with rising Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki playing opposite his character.
Lee plays a Korean university student who moves to Japan when his father gets a job there as an exchange professor. He has a brief but romantic fling with a high school girl (Miyazaki) with a complicated and difficult family background.
The film is co-sponsored by CJ Entertainment and Kadokawa Herald Pictures and produced by Guardtec, which also produced Lee's recent film "Fly Daddy Fly.
" The two stars expressed their hopes in shooting the film. "I hope this film helps improve friendly relations between the two nations," Lee said. Miyazaki, who is appearing in a foreign film for the first time, said, "I will study Korean hard so that I can speak it naturally and act naturally."The 21-year-old actress rose to stardom through her role in "Nana," which became a big hit in Japan last year. Despite her short career, she has been recognized for her performances several times. She received the best actress award at the Festival des 3Continents in 2002 and the young actress award at the Nikkan Sports Film Award.
"First Snow" will end shooting by the end of the year and be released concurrently in Korea and Japan next spring. Source: KBS Global, Innolife.net
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Sunday, October 22, 2006
character :Hyeon Jin-heon / 27 years old / Owner of restaurant Bon Appetit /
Hyun bin profile
Real Name: 김태평 / Kim Tae-pyung (Gim Tae-pyeong) /
Date of birth: 1982 September 25
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Talent Agency: Star M Entertainment
Changdeokgung Palace has been designated by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. It appeared in episode 1 depicting the procession of King Yeonsangun, episode 3 depicting the procession of King Jungjong, episode 51 where King Jungjong is prevented from entering the residence of his son Gyeongwondaegun, and episodes 51 and 52 in which King Jungjong walks and talks with Jang-geum. more info
Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village was the location of episode 54, in which Jang-geum gives birth to Min Jung-ho’s child, and Jang-geum, Min Jung-ho and the baby become a family. It is also the site of episode 51 in which Jang-geum takes care of smallpox patients in a village. Numerous other scenes were also shot here more info
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Scenes of little Jang-geum undergoing training at the palace in episodes 3 and 4, the cooking competition in episode 8, the training of women doctors and Naeuiwon (medical facility in the palace) scenes in the latter episodes, and many others were filmed at Haenggung Palace
find more location in daejanggeum
Shin Chae-gyung / Played by Yoon Eun-hye Chae-gyeong is a student at an art high school. She wears training pants under her school uniform and uses slang on a daily basis. Despite her family’s difficult financial situation, she is lively and cheerful, and has creative talent. She hates Prince Lee Shin who attends the same school, saying that he has a prince syndrome. Because of her family’s situation, however, she is forced to consent to an arranged marriage with him. As she gets to know him better, she discovers his loneliness and begins to feel compassion. While struggling to adapt to palace life, Yul makes his appearance. He is kind to her and this attracts her, but she can’t help thinking about Lee Shin. Chae-gyeong is an optimistic character who manages to deal graciously with the veiled attempts to take the throne. She brings a cheerful and genuine presence to the stony atmosphere of the palace and gradually changes other members of the royal family. See how this ordinary high -school girl turns into a respected princess.
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
BFamily: Parents, younger brother
Siblings: First-born amongst 1 son, 1 daughter
Education: JoongKyung High SchoolProfession: Actress, Singer
Hobbies: Watching movies, writing letters
School: Kyung Hee University
Trivia: Yoon Eun-hye was formerly in Baby V.O.X., she was the last member to join.
TV SeriesGoong (MBC, 2006) The Vineyard Man (2006)
info credits to http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yoon_Eun_Hye
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The show, which hit the airwaves on June 1, recorded nationwide viewer ratings of 30.5 percent (TNS Media Korea) in just four episodes.
But on June 30, the program's 10th episode recorded national viewer ratings of a staggering 41.7 percent.
Last year, MBC's "Daejanggeum" and SBS's "Lovers in Paris" recorded highs of 57.8 percent and 57.6 percent, respectively, but "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" is the first drama this year to climb above 40 percent.
The syndrome first manifests itself in symptoms of empathy and identification with an entirely fictitious character. Single Korean women in their 20s and 30s are particularly prone to discover themselves in the eponymous heroine.
Sam-soon is lovable because she has so many faults. As another character, Jin-heon the restaurant owner, tells her, "You're attractive. Your charm is that you don't realize you're attractive.'
At 30, Sam-soon is almost an "old maid". Her face is pretty enough and her body on the plump side. She can be a little outrageous at times. Coming from a distinctly unglamorous home, she is the third daughter of a mill, has been dumped by boyfriends who wanted something more, and is in debt to her young boss to the tune of W50 million (about US$50,000).
She has a mountain of complexes. There is nothing spectacular about her.
And yet sufferers from the syndrome love her even as she reflects their melancholy selves.
Nor are they turned off by her brutally frank speech and actions. Watching her pound away at men with her fists, they see and, what is worse, approve of a character presenting a startling contrast to the Cinderella-like heroines of other soaps.
Sam-soon has some things in common with the actress that plays her, Kim Sun-ah, who boldly showed off her boyfriend when the drama's production was announced, just as Sam-soon would have done.
Her awkward accent, the product of a long time living abroad, is no longer a minus factor for the actress, who was brought up in Japan as well as in the United States. Instead, her unique slow pronunciation adds to the charm of the character.
The members of the program's online fan club are beyond recovery. "Sam-soon makes us realize that there are many more normal, hard-working people than there are wealthy and beautiful ones," they gasp.
Korea’s no. 1 TV drama for 2005 is now in GMA Network’s most popular primetime fare. It premiered on Feb. 13 and after close to eight weeks, My Name is Kim Sam Soon has won the hearts of female viewers all over the country as it speaks of women empowerment and proves that being plain doesn’t necessarily mean ugly.
Primetime on GMA-7 is capped by back-to-back Koreanovelas, with My Name is Kim Sam Soon airing after Encantadia and followed by the no. 1 Korean drama in 2004, Jewel in the Palace.
My Name is Kim Sam Soon is a charming romantic comedy. The heroine is neither sexy nor sophisticated; she is an old maid in Korean culture. Kim Sam Soon (played by Kim Sun Ah, who purposefully had to gain weight for the role) is actually referred to as the “Bridget Jones” of Korea (with the wild imagination of Ally McBeal).
Kim Sam Soon breaks the stereotype of a romantic hearoine—she is chubby, unglamorous, tactless, vulgar, and can speak her mind. She hates her name and wants to legally change it to Hanna. In spite of all this, her being honest, wonderful, and endearing makes her attractive to Cyrus (Hyun Bin), the guy who owns a French restaurant where Sam Soon works as a pastry chef.
The series spawned the “Sam Soon Syndrome” in Korea where women began to feel more empowered. It served as a reality check. A woman need not be slim and gorgeous to snag the rich, handsome guy next door. In reality, there really are more ordinary-looking women than the romanticized rich and pretty girls.
This unique romantic comedy begins one Christmas Eve when Kim Sam Soon was dumped by her boyfriend. She gets so depressed about it that she absent-mindedly goes into the men’s room. This is where she first encounters the rich and handsome Cyrus.
When Cyrus asks her to pose as his girlfriend. She agrees since she desperately needed the money to change her name. Yet she soon discovers that she can’t help but fall truly in love with him. And just when it seems Cyrus is starting to care about her, Hanna (Jung Ryeo Won) comes back from Los Angeles.
I have been hooked to My Name is Kim Sam Soon since it premiered on GMA-7. While Jewel in the Palace seems like an epic and therefore interesting, what I found charming in Kim Sam Soon is the naturalistic approach to the story. In the original Korean version, Sam Soon narrates her story and how she fell in and out of love with Cyrus.
Friday, October 20, 2006
The website will first feature the highest-rated 2005 drama in Korea, My Lovely Sam-Soon, before airing it on the channel two weeks later. The full series of All About Eve will be available exclusively on the website, September 5.
The online video launch is in conjunction with the channel’s “Asian Wave: Summer of Hallyu” program festival. Hallyu is Korean for the international craze over Korean dramas, which the channel will feature through September.
AZN Television is also planning to further enhance its website to showcase Asian American talent by allowing viewers to upload their own videos for anyone to see.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Kim Myung Min is Oh Dal Gun (Na Rim's fake uncle)
Nam Sang Mi is Kim Yang Ah (Na Rim's fake sister)
Yim Hyun Shik is Jang Hang Gu (Na Rim's fake grandfather)
Yuh Woon Kye is Park Bok Nyu (Na Rim's fake grandmother)
Kang Nam Gil is Jo Gi Dong (Na Rim's fake father)
Keum Bo Ra is Um Ji Sook (Na Rim's fake mother)
Kim Hui Chul is Gong Min (Na Rim's fake brother)
Hyun Young is Ha Bu Kyung (Niece of man that caused accident)
Park Jin Woo is Ha Tae Kyung (Son of man that caused accident)
Lee Young Yoo is Baek Na Rim
Pronounced: Bool Ryang Ga Jook
Starring: Kim Myung Min, Nam Sang Mi, Hyun Young, Park Jin Woo, Im Hyun Shik
Directed by: Yoo In-Shik [Bad Housewife]
Written by: Lee Hee-Myung [Successful Story of a Bright Girl, My Fair Lady], Han Eun-Kyung
Dates Airing: 22 March 2006 till 11 May 2006
Time Airing: Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 9.55pm
Kim Jae Won will appear in the drama to play the main male character Kim Jung Han who maintains the longest and deepest love relationship with Hwang Jin Yi played by Ha Ji Won.
The representative of the production company “Olive Nine states, “We have spent quite some time to prepare the image of this character Kim Jung Han who is a scholar having warm personality.” KJW says, “Ha Ji Won and I collaborated before in a movie which depicted young love relationship. In this drama, we portray the purest love. This performance will be interesting and challenging. Before this final and sudden announcement of my name in the cast, I have been reading the script and practicing my role of this drama for quite some time. ”
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dae-jang-geum (Literally: The Great Jang-Geum)
Lee Young-Ae, Ji Jin-Hee, Hong Ri-Na, Yang Mi-Kyeong, Kyeon Mi-Ri
Lee Byeong-Hoon (Sang Do, Heo Joon, Song of Seo-Dong, etc.)
Kim Young-Hyeon (Shin Hwa Love Legend, Song of Seo-Dong, etc.)
September 15, 2003 to March 30, 2004
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:55 PM (Korea)
Singer Se7en , Huh Yi Jae, Kangdu and Park Shin Hye are selected to lead the drama “ Palace 2 – Prince House (Goong 2) ” scheduled to be aired by MBC early next year.
The filming is scheduled to begin in November.
In this drama, Se7en plays the role Lee Hoo who is a delightful and optimistic young man living a carefree life before he is suddenly informed that he will succeed the throne. Lee Hoo’s partner, who grew up with him since childhood, is played by HYJ. After the revelation of the fact of the royal family, she starts her cautious life in the palace. Kangdu plays the role Lee Joon who has been on the orthodox elite path and is a candidate to become the emperor. PSH plays the role Shin Se Ryung who is beautiful and has superior capability. Se Ryung is the only child of a noble family and is ambitious to become the empress. HYJ’s latest project was the movie “Dirty Carnival and PSH’s previous drama was “Tree of Heaven”.
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