Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum to deliver courageous, heart-skipping romance in new tvN drama

For those who have experienced their heart skipping a beat just by looking at someone, tvN's new television series "Encounter" is highly likely to bring those nervous but adrenaline-rush memories back.

Starring A-list actors Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum, the drama, one of the most highly anticipated television series this year, attracted hundreds of local and overseas fans in front of the hotel in southern Seoul where a press event took place on Wednesday ahead of its premiere next week.


OCN's medical exorcism drama is more about love than horror

An exorcist and a doctor, who, by nature, seem completely incompatible, join forces together for one goal -- to protect the ones that they care about.

"Priest" is the cable movie channel OCN's upcoming television series aimed at further consolidating its reputation for creating original TV shows of specific genres, ranging from criminal to medical to supernatural ones, on top of producing Korean remakes of popular foreign series, such as "Life on Mars."

In this drama, the network has taken one step further to make South Korea's first medical exorcism show.


Upcoming tvN series adds laugh-inducing twist to old Korean fairytale

A poster for the upcoming television series "Tale of Gyeryong Fairy" is shown in this image provided by tvN

In the popular Korean folktale "The Fairy and the Woodcutter," the fairy successfully retrieves her winged clothes and goes back to heaven with her two children, leaving her grieving woodcutter husband behind.


YouTube to air Korean original drama themed with K-pop idols

Director Yoon Seong-ho and cast members of "Top Management" talk during a press conference in Seoul on Oct. 29, 2018.

 YouTube introduced its first Korean original drama series on Monday, expanding the scope of its original content and offering more options for paid subscribers to YouTube Premium.


Upcoming TV series takes on divorce in light-hearted yet in-depth manner

"The Best Divorce" sounds ironic in itself as the two words are incompatible, like water and oil. Generally, couples resort to divorce in the most unfortunate, worst circumstances.

The new KBS 2TV's series, also known as "Matrimonial Chaos," seeks to delve into the delicate, complicated relationships of married couples, and ruminates on the commonly-asked question, "Is marriage the completion of love?"

   What happens when an attempt to salvage an unhappy marriage, which one has entered into in pursuit of happiness, only creates more misery?



Swindling bad guys of dirty money, 'Player' aims to be a gratifying action series

Is it justifiable to claw back -- illegally -- money made through illegal means? Many Koreans might find the idea of reclaiming ill-gotten gains thrilling and satisfying because many white collar criminals in the country get just a slap on the wrist for their crimes.

"Player," an upcoming television series on OCN, a cable movie channel that has emerged as a strong player in the Korean TV industry with a number of well-made shows, aims to provide viewers with just that kind of satisfaction when they watch crooks and swindlers have their wealth confiscated.


Two new cable drama series smash weekly TV chart

Two television series on cable channels tvN and OCN made strong debuts on the weekly TV chart by taking the top two spots, data showed Wednesday.

"Dear Husband of 100 Days," also known as "100 Days My Prince," on tvN rose to the top on its first week of broadcast with a Content Power Index (CPI) score of 281.6 for Sept. 10-16. OCN's "The Guest" came second with a score of 267.8.

"Dear Husband of 100 Days" had been highly anticipated among K-pop fans, as D.O. of popular boy group EXO plays the lead role.


YG-made sitcom to premiere on Netflix next month

A star-studded sitcom produced by YG Entertainment will premiere on Netflix next month, the Korean entertainment company said Monday.

"YG JeonJa" will be released on the online platform on Oct. 5 and feature the agency's celebrities. "JeonJa" in Korean is short for a strategic archive center.

Boy band BIGBANG's Seungri will appear in the show as an ambitious young man who tries to save the company, which is portrayed as struggling in the fictional show.


MBC drama 'Different Dreams' with Chinese investment to air in May

A new MBC drama supported by Chinese investment will air in May, welcoming news amid a near drought in cultural exchanges between the two nations, Seoul-based PR agency The Tik Tok said Thursday.

The PR company said China's Hangzhou Jiaping Pictures has confirmed that it will make an investment of an unidentified amount in the production of the spy romance titled "Different Dreams." For the last few years, there has been nearly no joint production of entertainment shows between Seoul and Beijing.


'High Society': an intriguing premise ruined by a rushed climax

Many recent Korean films such as "The Taste of Money" and "Inside Men," "Veteran" and "V.I.P.," have portrayed the financial and sexual misbehavior of people in high society. But director Byun Hyuk's new film "High Society" is not like them because it shows the perspective of a middle-class couple looking on longingly from the fringes of the lush life.

It's a terrific premise for a social satire, but the story is ruined by a climax that is so hurriedly put together that you are sure to raise your eyebrows.



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