Tuesday, October 29, 2013

[K-drama] Golden Rainbow (2013)

Title: 황금무지개 / Golden Rainbow
Genre: Family, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Nov-02 to 2014-April-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:55


A drama about seven siblings, all of them are orphans and not blood-related, love each other more than real siblings. They will go through many hardships together.

Baek Won (UEE) is the leader of seven orphans who band together to make their own family. Meanwhile, Do Young (Jung Il Woo) is the prosecutor who falls in love with her.


Main Cast
UEE as Baek Won
Kim Yoo Jung as as Baek Won (teen)
Lee Chae Mi as Baek Won (Child)
Jung Il Woo as Do Young
Oh Jae Moo as Do Young (teen)
Lee Jae Yoon as Man Won
Seo Young Joo as Man Won (teen)
Cha Ye Ryun as Chun Won
Song Yoo Jung as Chun Won (teen)

Supporting Cast
Jo Min Ki as Jin Ki
Do Ji Won as Young Hye
Choi Ro Woon
Ahn Seo Hyun as Shib Won
Jung Yoon Suk
Kim Dong Hyun
Park Won Sook
Ahn Nae Sang
Ji Soo Won
Kim Hye Eun
Kim Sang Joong as Kim Han Joo

Production Credits
Production Company: May Queen Pictures
Directors: Kang Dae Sun, Lee Jae Jin
Screenwriter: Son Young Mok

Youtube -  [  Trailer 1  ]  |  [  Trailer 2  ]

[K-drama] Empress Ki (2013)

Title: 기황후 / Empress Ki
Previously Known as: 화투 / Hwatu (Battle of Flowers)
Genre: Historical, Politic, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-28 to 2014-April-15
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


This drama is about the loves and battles of Empress Ki (Ha Ji Won) from Goryeo who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.


Main Cast
Ha Ji Won as Ki Seung Nyang (later Empress Ki)
Joo Jin Mo as Wang Yoo (later King Choong Hye of Goryeo)
Ji Chang Wook as Ta Hwan (later Emperor Huizong of Yuan)

People who assist Empress Ki in Goryeo
Lee Won Jong as Dok Man
Choi Moo Sung as Park Bool Hwa
Cha Kwang Soo as Go Yong Bo
Lee Moon Shik as Bang Sun Woo
Kwon Oh Joong as Choi Moo Song
Yoon Yong Hyun as Jum Park Yi

Enemies who confront Empress Ki
Cha Do Jin as Tab Ja Hae
Jun Gook Hwan as Yeon Chul
Jung Woong In as Uhm Byung Soo
Kim Jung Hyun as Dang Ki Se
Baek Jin Hee as Princess Dana Shiri
Lee Jae Yong as Wang Go

Empress Ki’s Rival
Kim Young Ho as Baek Ahn
Jin Yi Han as Tal Tal
Kim Suh Hyung as Empress Dowager

Yoon Ah Jung as Princess Yeon Hwa
Kim Myung Gook as Jang Soon Yong
Jo Woo Jin as Wang Go’s solider
Hyun Seung Min
Kim Min Jung

Production Credits
Production Company: Lee Kim Production and Company
Chief Producers: Joo Sung Woo
Directors: Han Hee, Lee Sung Joon
Screenwriters: Jang Young Chul, Jung Kyung Soon

Youtube -  [  Trailer I  ]  |  [  Trailer II  ]  |  [  Trailer III  ]
Youtube -  [  Trailer I  ]  |  [  Trailer II  ] (English Subtitle)

[K-drama] Basketball (2013) [tvN]

Title: 빠스껫볼 / Basketball
Genre: Period, Sport, Romance, Action
Episodes: 24 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-14 to 2014-Jan-07
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


Set during the turbulent years of the Japanese occupation until independence, and a few years before the division of Korea into North and South, the story is about the first and last time that Korea had a single, unified national basketball team, which made history by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 1948 London Olympics.

The drama follows the loves, conflicts, unity, and emotional victory of young athletes who cling to the sport as the bright spot in the darkness of their times.

Kang San (Do Ji Han) is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets Choi Shin Young (Lee Elijah) who come from a rich family. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing.

Meanwhile, Min Chi Ho (Jung Dong Hyun) is a basketball star enjoying nationwide popularity. With his fame, he inspires pride and spirit in his compatriots in the midst of the difficulties suffered during the Japanese occupation. He and Kang San become rivals in basketball and love.


Main Cast
Do Ji Han as Kang San
Lee Elijah as Choi Shin Young
Jung Dong Hyun as Min Chi Ho

People around Kang San
Park Soon Chun as Geum Nam
Son Bum Joon as Hwang Bok Joo
Jin Kyung as Bam Shil Daek
Kim Bo Mi as Mi Sook

People around Shin Young
Kim Eung Soo as Choi Je Gook
Yeeun as Go Bong Soon

People around Chi Ho
Ahn Suk Hwan as Min Tae Shin
Kang Sung Min as Oh In Soo
Jung In Sun as Hong Byeo Ri

People at Basketball Club
Gong Hyung Jin as Gong Yoon Bae
Ji Il Joo as Lee Hong Gi
Jung Seung Kyo as Bae Sung Won
Han Yong Soo (한영수) as Yong Goo
Park Gun (박건) as Soo Dong
Choi Chang Gyun(최창균) as So Chil Bok

Privy Council
Lee Han Wie as Marquis Yoon Deok Myung
Go In Bum as Byun Joon Pyo
Ha Yong Jin as Takeshi

Transformation Guru
Jo Hee Bong as one man band (a guy who plays many different roles)

Lee Min Ji as Chong Gam Boo
Lee Jung Jin as basketball athlete (cameo)
Oh Ji Ho (cameo)

Production Credits
Production Company: CJ E&M
Chief Producer: Park Ho Shik
Producers: Shin Dae Shik, Jung Jung Do
Director: Kwak Jung Hwan, Song Hyun Wook
Screenwriter: Kim Gwa Jang

A Special documentary introducing the characters of this drama will air on 2013-Oct-14. (source)

Youtube -  [  Trailer 1  ]  |  [  Trailer 2  ]

Monday, October 28, 2013

[K-drama] Your Neighbor’s Wife (2013)

Title: 네 이웃의 아내 / Your Neighbor’s Wife
Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 20 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-14 to 2013-Dec-17
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:50


This drama is about two married couples who stay in the same apartment building but in different floor.

Min Sang Sik (Jung Joon Ho) is a department head for a large corporation. He already married, but is attracted to Chae Song Ha (Yum Jung Ah), who stay downstairs of him in the same apartment. Chae Song Ha works as a marketing team leader for an advertising company. She is a perfectionist and needs everything perfect at home and work. Although she has a husband who works as a doctor, her life isn’t filled with joy…

Main Cast
Jung Joon Ho as Min Sang Sik
Yum Jung Ah as Chae Song Ha
Kim Yoo Suk as Ahn Sun Kyu
Shin Eun Gyung as Hong Kyung Joo

Supporting Cast
Lee Han Na as Eun Mi
Jung Han Yong as deputy director
Kim Boo Sun as Gook Young Ja
Lee Se Chang as pig daddy
Yoon Ji Min as Kim Ji Young
Yang Jin Woo as Director Jung
Lee Byung Joon as vice president
Kim Yong Hee as doctor Yoon
Seo Yi Sook as Ha Sung In
Yum Dong Hun as Managing Director Yang
Moon Bo Ryung as Eun Chae

Production Credits
Production Company: DRM Media and Drama House
Chief Producer: Jo Joon Hyung
Producer: Go Jung Ho, Kim Eui Suk
Director: Lee Tae Gon, Kim Jae Hong
Screenwriter: Yoo Won, Lee Joon Young, Kang Ji Yun, Min Sun

Youtube -  [  JTBC [네 이웃의 아내] 티저영상- 10/14 (월) 밤 9시 50분 첫 방송  ]

[K-drama] Marry Him If You Dare (2013)

Title: 미래의 선택 / Marry Him If You Dare
Also known as: Mi Rae’s Choice / Future’s Choice
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Time Travel
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-14 to 2013-Dec-03
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


A time travel series set in the broadcast television world. Focusing on a writer who meets her past self and gives her advise on her life.

32 years old for woman is an age which may be little too late to start something new or little too early to give up something. The ‘future-self’ comes to ‘me’ today and gives advices about life and marriage. The future-self is trying to bring better life by helping her to meet a perfect spouse.

Na Mi Rae (Choi Myung Gil), a television broadcast writer, travels back in time to meet her 32-year-old self (Yoon Eun Hye) with the goal of preventing her marriage to Kim Shin (Lee Dong Gun) who is a broadcast announcer and thus send her past self down a different path in life.

Meanwhile, Park Se Joo (Jung Yong Hwa) is a handsome and talented Producer who is also a series lead. Seo Yoo Kyung (Han Chae Ah) completes the love rectangle as a reporter.


Main Cast
Yoon Eun Hye as Na Mi Rae
Choi Myung Gil as Na Mi Rae (future in year 2043)
Lee Dong Gun as Kim Shin
Jung Yong Hwa as Park Se Joo
Han Chae Ah as Seo Yoo Kyung

Supporting Cast
Oh Jung Se as Na Joo Hyun
Lee Mi Do as Bae Hyun Ah
Ahn Se Ha as Lee Jae Soo
Go Doo Shim as as Lee Mi Ran

Production Credits
Production Company: Annex Telecom
Director: Kwon Gye Hong
Screenwriter: Hong Jin Ah

Youtube -  [  Trailer 1  ]  |  [  Trailer 2  ]  |  [  Trailer 3  ]
Youtube -  [  11 Minutes Highlight  ]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[K-drama] Reply 1994 (2013)

Title: 응답하라 1994 / Reply 1994
Also Known as: Answer Me 1994
Genre: Sport, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 20 + 1 Special (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-11 to 2013-Dec-21
Air time: Friday & Saturday 21:00
Related Series: Reply 1997


Six young students from Jeolla ProvinceChungcheong ProvinceGyeongsang Province share room together at a boarding house while attending a university in Seoul.The boarding house is run by a couple (Sung Dong-il, Lee Il-hwa) with a daughter (Go Ara).

Reply 1994 follows the pop culture events of that year, including the emergence of seminal K-pop group 'Seo Taiji and Boys' and the 'Korean Basketball League'.


Na Jung’s family
Go Ah Ra as Sung Na Jung
Sung Dong Il as Sung Dong Il
Lee Il Hwa as Lee Il Hwa
Jung Woo as Sseu Re Ki (mean: Trash)

Students in Shinchon Boarding House
Yoo Yun Suk as Chil Bong Yi
Kim Sung Kyun as Sham Chun Pyo
Son Ho Joon as Hae Tae
Baro as Bing Geu Re
Min Do Hee as Jo Yoon Jin


Production Credits
Producer: Lee Myung Han
Director: Shin Won Ho
Screenwriter: Lee Woo Jung

  • First reading script reading took place on July 19, 2013 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. It took about 3 hours to read through the first 5 episodes of the drama series.

  • Filming for the series begins late July, 2013.


  1. [  Trailer 1  ]  |  [  Trailer 2  ]
  2. [  Interview 1  ]  |  [  Interview 2  ]  |  [  Interview 3  ]
  3. [  Interview 4  ]  |  [  Interview 5  ]  |  [  Interview 6  ]
  4. [  Interview 7  ]

[K-drama] Take My Hand (2013)

Title: 내 손을 잡아 / Take My Hand
Genre: Romance, Family, Melodrama
Episodes: 100+
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-07
Air time: Monday to Friday 07:50

This drama is about a woman who is rid of everything she has and accused of killing her mother. She conflicts with the woman who made her like that for her own passion and desire.


Main Cast
Park Shi Eun as Han Yeon Su
Jin Tae Hyun as Min Jung Hyun
Bae Geu Rin as Oh Shin Hee
Lee Jae Hwang

Supporting Cast
Park Jung Soo
Geum Bo Ra
Kim Young Ran
Choi Sang Hoon
Ahn Suk Hwan

Production Credits
Director: Choi Eun Kyung
Screenwriter: Hong Seung Hee

Imbc.com -  [  Preview  ]