Archive | December 2011

DANGEROUS WOMAN

Title: 위험한 여자 / Dangerous Woman
Chinese title : 危險的女人
Genre: Romance, Family
Episodes: 100+
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-10 to 2012
Air time: Monday to Friday 7:50am

 

Synopsis

A drama about a daughter of an entrepeneur fighting against a plot to take over her father’s business.

Cast

Main Cast

Go Eun Mi as Kang Yoo Ra
Hwang Bo Ra as Kang So Ra
Kim Jung Hyun as Kim Ji Won
Yeo Hyun Soo as Kang Dong Min

Supporting Cast

Kim Bo Yun as Yoon Do Hee
Jo Yeon Woo as Kang Dong Joon
Sun Woo Eun Sook as Na Yeon Sook
Im Chae Moo as Kang Joo Hyeok
Kim Young Bae as Director Choi
Lee Na Eun as Lee Seo Joo
Sung Woong as Lee Seo Hoon
Nam Yoon Jung as Nam Ji Sook
Kim Eun Young (김은영) as Mrs. Shin

Production Credits

Director: Lee Min Soo
Screenwriter: Lee Hong Goo

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You’ve Fallen For Me / Heartstrings

Title: 넌 내게 반했어 / Neon Naege Banhaesseo / You’ve Fallen for Me
Chinese Title: 為我著迷
Also Known as: Falling in Love / Heartstrings
Previously known as: 페스티벌 / Festival
Genre: Romance, music
Episodes: 15 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-June-29 to 2011-Aug-18
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of the band “The Stupid.” Shin is known for his good looks and strong passion for music, but in reality he is cold, lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu Won.

Lee Kyu Won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Kyu Won’s grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather’s expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of “The Stupid”, she was forced to go to the band’s concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.

Cast

Jung Yong Hwa as Lee Shin
Park Shin Hye as Lee Kyu Won
Song Chang Ui as Kim Suk Hyun
So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Soo
Woo Ri as Han Hee Joo
Kang Min Hyuk as Yeo Joon
Lee Hyun Jin as Hyun Ki Young
Im Se Mi as Cha Bo Woon

Extended Cast

Lee Jung Hun as Im Tae Joon
Jung Kyung Ho as Goo Jung Eun
Jang Seo Won as Yoon Soo Myung
Shin Goo as Lee Dong Jin
Sun Woo Jae Duk as Lee Sun Ki
Lee Il Hwa as Song Ji Young
Moon Ga Young as Lee Jung Hyun
Kim Sun Kyung as Professor Hong
Oh Won Bin as guitarist of The Stupid

Production Credits

Production Company: JS PICTURES
Chief Producer: Choi Hong Mi (최홍미)
Producer: Lee Jin Suk, Kim Yang
Director: Pyo Min Soo
Screenwriter: Lee Myung Sook

PERSONAL TASTE

Title: 개인의 취향 / Kaeinui Chwihyang / Personal Taste
Chinese Title : 个人取向
Also known as: Personal Preference / Kae In’s Taste
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-March-31 to 2010-May-20
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55

Synopsis

Jeon Jin Ho is a straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become a roommate to his female friend, Park Kae In. His hobbies include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she has a habit of being betrayed. However that doesn’t stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?

Cast

Son Yeh Jin as Park Kae In
Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee
Choi Eun Seo as Na Hye Mi
Im Seul Ong as Kim Tae Hoon
Jo Eun Ji as Lee Young Sun
Jung Sung Hwa as No Sang Joon
Ryu Seung Ryong as Choi Do Bin
Park Hae Mi as Jin Ho’s mother
Ahn Suk Hwan as Han Yoon Sub
Jang Won Young as Secretary Kim
Kang Shin Il as Park Chul Han
Yoon Eun Hye as Eun Soo (cameo, ep8)
Bong Tae Kyu as Lee Won Ho (cameo)
Jung Chan as bridegroom (cameo)
Song Sun Mi as bride (cameo)
Julien Kang as Han Chang Ryul’s foreign friend (cameo)
Park No Shik as Goo Joon Pyo (cameo)
Kim Joon Ho (cameo)
Kim Na Young (cameo)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Choi Yi Seob (최이섭)
Director: Son Hyung Suk (손형석), No Jong Chan (노종찬)
Original writing: Noval “Personal Preference” by Lee Sae In (이새인)
Screenwriter: Park Hye Kyung (박혜경)

Awards

– 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor (Lee Min Ho)

THE WOMAN WHO STILL WANTS TO MARRY

Title: 아직도 결혼하고 싶은 여자 / The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry
Chinese Title : 仍想结婚的女人
Also known as: Still, Marry Me / City Lovers
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-20 to 2010-Mar-11
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis

This drama depicts lives of three women who are closing one chapter of their life and entering the next. Lee Shin Young (Park Jin Hee), Jung Da Jung (Uhm Ji Won) and Kim Boo Ki (Wang Bit Na) are three women in their 30s whose romantic relationships have faltered due to their career ambitions, but find themselves given a chance to make a fresh start.

Cast

Park Jin Hee as Lee Shin Young
Uhm Ji Won as Jung Da Jung
Wang Bit Na as Kim Boo Ki
Kim Bum as Ha Min Jae
Choi Chul Ho as Na Ban Suk
Lee Pil Mo as Yoon Sang Woo
Park Ji Young as Choi Sang Mi

Other people

Kim Yong Hee as Choi Myung Suk
Ahn Hye Kyung as Jang Hye Jin
Park Hyo Joon as Hee Dong
Jun Se Hong as Jun Se Ri
Jung Won Joong as Director Buk
Chun Woo Hee as Shin Young’s junior
Baek Il Sub as Ban Suk’s father
Jung Soo Young as Sang Woo’s colleague
Jo Han Sun as Shin Young’s ex-fiancé
Min Ah Ryung as Ex-fiancé’s girlfriend
Im Chang Jung as Jerry Oh
Danny Ahn as Boo Ki’s ex-boyfriend
Park Chul Min as psychic
Kim Min Shik as Director Kim Min Shik (cameo, ep12)
Gook Ji Yun as Se Na (cameo, ep15)

Production Credits

Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Production
Chief Producer: Go Dong Sun
Producer: Park Chang Shik
Director: Kim Min Shik, Lee Sang Yeob
Screenwriter: Kim In Young

A MAN CALLED GOD

Title: 신이라 불리운 사나이 / Shinira Bulriwoon Sanai / A Man Called God
Chinese Title : 被称为神的男人
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-06 to 2010-May-23
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45

 

Synopsis

Michael King vows to revenge his parents’ death. He believes that he can use his power as head of an underground drug kingpin to punish those who hurt him. However, his beliefs are shaken when he falls in love with a reporter named Jin Bo Bae.

Cast

Song Il Gook as Michael King / Choi Kang Ta
Han Chae Young as Jin Bo Bae
Kim Min Jong as Hwang Woo Hyun
Han Go Eun as Vivian Castle
Chu Ja Hyun as Seo Mi Soo
Yoo In Young as Jang Mi
Jo Jin Woong as Jang Ho
Jung Han Yong as Jang Yong
Lee Jae Yong as Hwang Dal Soo
Jung Dong Hwan as Lee Hyung Sub
Kim Yong Gun as Kang Tae Ho
Lee Won Jong as Park Hong Choon
Shin Bum Do (신범도) as Dennis
Lee Bo Hee as Han Soo Ra
Kim Min Ji as Hye Jung
Baek Il Sub as (Hye Jung’s grandfather)
Maeng Sang Hoon
Kim Myung Kook
Lee Jung Hoon
Lee Seung Hyung
Shin Seung Hwan
Lee Won Suk (이원석)
Yoon Bum (윤범)
Jung Eun Woo (정은우)

Production Credits

Original work: Manhwa by Park Gong Sung
Director: Lee Hyung Sun
Screenwriter: Lee Hong Ku

TREE WITH DEEP ROOTS

Title: 뿌리깊은 나무 / Deep Rooted Tree
Chinese Title: 树大根深
Also Known as: Tree With Deep Roots
Genre: Period
Episodes: 24
Broadcast netwrok: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-05 to 2011-Dec-22
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Based on Lee Jeong-myeong’s novel “Deep-rooted Tree”. Work that highlights the serial killings during the 7 days before the announcement of the Korean script.

A series of murder occurred during the reign of King Sejong. As Kang Chae Yoon who is investigating these cases gets closer to the root of the truth, he finds himself embroiled in a massive conspiracy behind the serial killings which involves a group of genius who are willing to risked their lives towards their cause/goals and secret powers who will interfere with the course of his investigations.

Cast

Jang Hyuk as Kang Chae Yoon
Chae Sang Woo as child Chae Yoon
Han Suk Kyu as King Sejong
Song Joong Ki as teen Lee Do (later King Sejong)
Kang San as child Lee Do
Shin Se Kyung as So Yi
– Kim Hyun Soo (김현수) as young So Yi
Ahn Suk Hwan as Lee Shin Juk
Lee Jae Yong as Jo Mal Saeng
Jo Jin Woong as Moo Hyool
Park Hyuk Kwon as Jung In Ji
Yoon Je Moon as Ga Ri On
Kim Ki Bang as Cho Tak
Shin Seung Hwan as Park Po
Song Ok Sook
Suh Joon Young as Prince Gwangpyeong
Lee Soo Hyuk as Yoon Pyeong
Kim Ki Bum as Park Paeng Nyeon
Jo Hee Bong as Han Ga Nom
Jun Young Bin as Mak Soo
Yoo Hyun Soo as Lee Soon Ji
Shin So Yool as Mok Yi
Shim So Hun (심소헌) as Duk Geum
Hyun Woo as Sung Sam Moon
Baek Yoon Shik as Taejong (cameo)
Yeo Jin Goo ??

Production Credits

Producer: Sidus HQ Productions
Director: Jang Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun, Park Sang Yun (박상연)

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Title: 인생은 아름다워 / Insaengeun Areumdawo / Life is Beautiful
Chinese Title : 美丽人生
Genre: Romance, family
Episodes: 63
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-20 to 2010-Nov-7
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45

 

Synopsis

The story of a family comprised of multiple generations living on Jeju Island.

Cast

Yang family

Kim Yong Rim as Mother
Kim Young Chul as Yang Byung Tae
Kim Hae Sook as Kim Min Jae
Yoon Da Hoon as Yang Byung Keol
Jang Mi Hee as Jo Ah Ra
Kim Sang Joong as Yang Byung Joon
Song Chang Ui as Yang Tae Sub
Lee Sang Yoon as Yang Ho Sub
Nam Gyu Ri as Yang Cho Rong

Lee family

Lee Min Woo as Lee Soo Il
Woo Hee Jin as Yang Ji Hye
Jung Da Bin as Lee Ji Na

Park family

Lee Sang Hoon (이상훈)
Jo Mi Ryung as Yang Soo Ja
Kang Yi Suk

Other people

Jang Mi Hee as Jo Ah Ra
Nam Sang Mi as Boo Yeon Joo
Lee Sang Woo as Kyung Soo
Yoo Min as Chae Young
Kim Woo Hyun (김우현) as Hyun Jin
Lee Kyun as Dong Geun
Im Ye Jin as Ji Hye’s aunt cameo

Production Credits

Director: Jung Eul Young
Screenwriter: Kim Soo Hyun