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Lee Young-ae to return to TV

After a 10-year hiatus since her internationally celebrated role in “Jewel in the Palace,” actress Lee Young-ae is returning to the small screen in a new series, “Saimdang, the Herstory,” slated f...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:51

Jang Geun-suk’s directorial debut tops Japanese chart

A short film directed by hallyu star Jang Geun-suk (“Pretty Man”) topped the weekly film section of the Oricon Chart, Japan’s biggest music and entertainment ranking list, said PR agency Y Tree Med...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:51

Choi Ji-woo is real gem in ‘Grandpas over Flowers’

Four grandpas from “Grandpas over Flowers” are set to captivate viewers as the tvN’s hit reality show returns with mesmerizing Greek scenery and entertaining travel episodes. In the new season, whi...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:38

New MBC drama to address school violence, bullying

One of the most salient social problems plaguing Korea today is violence and bullying in schools. A new Korean TV drama is seeking to address the issue with the story of a mother who, after discoverin...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:48

Park Jung-ah in ‘serious’ relationship with pro-golfer

Actress Park Jung-ah is in a relationship with professional golfer Jeon Sang-woo, Park’s agency confirmed Thursday.The agency, WM Company, confirmed in a statement that the 34-year old entertainer ha...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:24

Forget the villain: Lee returns as doting mom in new rom-com

Last year was a remarkable one for actress Lee Yoo-ri, who nabbed the grand prize at the MBC Drama Awards for her infamous role as Yeon Min-jung in TV drama “Here Comes Jangbori.”While people still ...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:39

Ascent of Korean-American actors

Hollywood has long been criticized for portraying Asian characters as caricatures instead of complex human beings.However, the past few years have seen more and more Asian-Americans taking lead roles,...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:10

The dawn of Web drama

There’s a new trend in South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world. In this fast-paced, smartphone-savvy society, many people are no longer watching their favorite dramas through the tr...

Updated : 2015.02.12 18:46

Little brother from ‘My Love’ gets shot at big time

It was only a year ago when Ahn Jae-hyun made his acting debut in the hit TV drama “My Love from the Star.”Now, the 27-year-old model, jewelry designer and actor is poised to take his first lead rol...

Updated : 2015.02.12 18:40

Television as modern-day novel

In the U.S., the TV landscape is changing drastically, with the rise of Netflix. Enabled by on-demand Internet streaming, viewers now watch several episodes or perhaps even an entire season of a TV se...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:26

‘Jingbirok’ sheds new light on Imjin War

Most Koreans are familiar with Adm. Yi Sun-sin, one of the nation’s most revered heroes. Last year’s record-breaking flick “Roaring Currents” centered on a historic battle led by Adm. Yi during th...

Updated : 2015.02.06 19:33

Uee plays haughty swimming champion in new TV rom-com

In the new tvN miniseries “Hogoo’s Love,” girl group After School member Uee takes on the role of Do Do-hee, a beautiful but haughty it-girl and national swimming champion. Known for her long legs ...

Updated : 2015.01.30 20:56

Uee plays haughty swimming champion in new TV rom-com

(OSEN)In the new tvN miniseries “Hogoo’s Love,” girl group After School member Uee takes on the role of Do Do-hee, a beautiful but haughty it-girl and national swimming champion. Known for her lon...

Updated : 2015.01.29 17:51

South-North duo make TV trip to Japan

Two 31-year-old friends embark on a journey to a Japanese spa town in a new TV travel series, where they try out mackerel sushi and Japanese ramen.Comedian Ahn Young-mi is fascinated with the unique t...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:43

U.S. TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York i...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:09