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GLORIA

Title: 글로리아 / Gloria
Chinese Title : 荣耀之歌
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 50
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-July-31 to 2011-Jan-30
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 19:55

 

Synopsis

Gloria is an intense tale of people who are fiercely devoted to surviving their rough lives, focusing in particular on the life of a nightclub singer, Na Jin Jin, who braves the difficulties of her work to provide for her mentally handicapped younger sister, Jin Joo. She finds an unwavering source of strength and support from her loyal childhood friend, Ha Dong Ah, a talented fighter and gangster. Jin Jin also meets a potential love interest in Lee Kang Suk, the illegitimate son of an entrepreneur.

Cast

Bae Doo Na as Na Jin Jin
– Lee Ji Eun as Jin Jin (child)
Oh Hyun Kyung as Na Jin Joo (Jin Jin’s older sister)
Lee Chun Hee as Ha Dong Ah

Lee family

Suh Ji Suk as Lee Kang Suk
Lee Jong Won as Lee Ji Suk (half brother)
Yeon Kyu Jin as Lee Joon Ho (father)
Sung Byung Sook as Ms. Song (Ji Suk’s mother)

Jung family

So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Seo
Kim Ki Hyun as President Jung (father)
Jung So Nyu as Yoon Seo’s mother

Nightclub people

Na Young Hee as Yeo Jung Nan (Kang Suk’s mother, singer)
Lee Young Ha as Jung Woo Hyun (nightclub owner)
Choi Jae Hwan as Park Dong Chul (waiter)
Ha Yun Joo as Yoo Mi Na (female backup singer)
Jo Hyang Ki as Tae Soon (female backup singer)

Double Sharp Entertainment people

Park Hyun Sook as Choi Ji Young (talent agency director)
Lee Sang Woo as vocal coach

Other people

Kim Young Ok as Oh Soon Nyeo
Chun Bo Geun as Ha Eo Jin (Dong Ah’s nephew)
Han Jin Hee as Ha Man Soo (Dong Ah’s father)
Lee Sung Min as Son Jong Bum
Kim Byung Choon as Lee Yoon Bae
Lee Jong Bak as Dae Bak
ZE:A as singer trainees
Min Joon Hyun

Production Credits

Producer: Lee Dae Young
Director: Kim Min Shik, Kim Kyung Hee (김경희)
Scriptwriter: Jung Ji W

ROAD NUMBER ONE

Title: 로드 넘버원 / Road No. 1 / Road Number One
Chinese Title : 一号公路
Genre: Action, drama, romance, war
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-June-23 to 2010-Aug-26
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Based on the events occurring around “Route 1″, which lies between Seoul and Pyongyang. The story about Officer Lee Jang Woo who finds himself in a war that he is not prepared for in order to protect Soo Yeon, the woman he has known and loved since youth. However, he is able to put it past him and he displays extraordinary survival skills, friendship, cooperation and ideology under brutal war conditions. Soo Yeon awaits Jang Woo’s return, but eventually gets engaged to Tae Ho. When Jang Woo returns alive, however, Tae Ho discovers Jang Woo and Soo Yeon’s unbreakable bond and feels betrayed.

Cast

So Ji Sub as Lee Jang Woo
– Choi Bool Am old Jang Woo
Kim Ha Neul as Kim Soo Yeon
– Kim Yoo Jung as young Soo Yeon
Yoon Kye Sang as Shin Tae Ho
– Choi Bool Am as old Tae Ho
Choi Min Soo as Yoon Sam Soo (Commander of the 2nd Company)
Son Chang Min as Oh Jong Ki
Kim Jin Woo as Kim Soo Hyuk (Soo Yeon’s elder brother)
Nam Bo Ra as Kim Soo Hee (Soo Yeon’s younger sister)
Julien Kang as U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leader
Kim Ye Ri (김예리) as Jo In Sook
Jin Sun Kyu (진선규) as Go Man Yong
Do Si Kang (도시강) as Kwon Jin Chul
Kim Dong Gon (김동곤) as Kim Duk Shil
Kim Jung Woon (김정운) as Kim Byung Goo
Park Kwan Sik (박관식) as Kim Bok Soo
Han Gook Jin (한국진) as Kim Sang Gook
Cha Hyun Woo (차현우) as Ma Chang Kil
Oh Dae Hwan (오대환) as Park Moon Ho
Shin Dam Soo (신담수) as Lee Geun Bae
No Hyung Wook as Young Soo
Lee Jin Sung as Jo In Je
Park Byung Eun (박병은) as Han Young Min
Song Jae Hee as Yang Kang Tae
No Young Hak as Heo Chan Shik
Kim Soo Hwan (김수환) as Woo Bum Jin
Jo Wan Ki (조완기) as Park Hong Ki
Yoo Jung Ho (유정호) as Byun Dae Young
Shin Hyun Joon as North Korean officer Jo Sang Wi (cameo)
Lee Chun Hee as soldier in the Youngchongyo bombing (cameo)
Jung Kyung Ho as supplies seller (cameo)
Hwang Bo Ra as girl who lived in Jong Ki’s home (cameo)
Oh Man Suk (cameo)
Moon Chae Won (cameo)
Kim Yeo Jin (cameo)
Jung So Young (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Jang Soo, Kim Jin Min
Screenwriter: Han Ji Hoon (한지훈)

Notes

The budget for this drama is estimated to be around 10 billion won.

 

PLEASE MARRY ME

Title: 결혼해주세요 / Gyeolhonhae Juseyo / Please Marry Me
Chinese Title : 跟我結婚吧!
Also Known as : All About Marriage
Genre: Romance, family
Episodes: 56
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2010-June-19 to 2010-Dec-26
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 19:55

 

Synopsis

Jung-im closes down the shop early in preparation for her father-in-law’s 60th birthday. Yet, his sons and daughters are nowhere to be found, and so as her husband Tae-ho. At this hour Tae-ho is with his co-worker Suh-young, whispering loves under the curtain. Nowadays, Tae-ho has no arousal around his wife, and sees no sparks in their conversations. Suh-young, on the other hand, is a light to his dull life. As secrets can never stay sealed forever, during his sleep Tae-ho unconsciously blurts out his love towards Suh-young. After such bitter incident, Jung-im is dragged to I-dol concerts by her friend Aeh-ran, and unexpectedly ends up in a fight. Soon, the press releases news about her under the title by, “the revolting vigilant fan in her thirties!” Then Jung-im’s life falls apart, as Tae-ho divorces her. Yet what she had not realized is that her life could also turn towards “good” when given just the right chance. As entertainment agency’s head Hyun-wook decides to turn Jung-im into a successful Cinderella, her life changes! Then one day, as Tae-ho turns on his radio he hears a voice, a familiar one… yes, it was his ex-wife Jung-im’s. What would happen next?

Cast

Kim family

Baek Il Sub as Kim Jong Dae
Go Doo Shim as Oh Soon Ok
Lee Jong Hyuk as Kim Tae Ho
Oh Yoon Ah as Kim Yun Ho
Sung Hyuk as Kim Kang Ho
Jang Jung Hee as Kim Jong Nam

Nam family

Kim Ji Young as Nam Jung Im
Jang Yong as Nam Ki Nam

Song family

Lee Da In as Yoo Da Hye
Lee Hwi Hyang as Song In Sun (mother)
– Han So Yool (한소율) as young In Sun
Sun Woo Jae Duk as Song In Pyo (uncle)

Han family

Han Sang Jin as Han Kyung Hoon
Kang Soo Han as Han Joon (son)
Sun Woo Eun Sook as Lee Young Shin (mother)
Byun Jung Soo as Kyung Hoon’s older sister

Pyo family

Choi Seung Kyung as Pyo Jin Suk
Jung Soo Young as Park Ae Ran
Song Ye Dam as Triplet 1
Song Ye Joon as Triplet 2
Kim So Jung (김소정) as Triplet 3

Other people

Ryu Tae Joon as Choi Hyun Wook
Lee Tae Im as Yoon Seo Young
Min Wook as Seo Young’s father (college dean)
Kim Dong Gyoon as Professor Jung
Park Joon Myun as Yong Mi Hong (nurse)
Lee Ga Hyun as Writer Jung
ZE:A as trainees (cameo)
Nine Muses as trainees (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Park Man Young
Screenwriter: Jung Yoo Kyung

Awards

– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Serial Drama – Actor (Lee Jong Hyuk)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Serial Drama – Actress (Kim Ji Young)

BRILLIANT LEGACY @ Shining Inheritance

 

Title: 찬란한 유산 / Shining Inheritance
Chinese title : 灿烂的遗产
Also known as : Brilliant Legacy / Chanranhan Yusan/ Beautiful Legacy
Previously known as: 인생은 아름다워 / Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 28
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-25 to 2009-July-26
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Go Eun Sung’s life is similar to Cinderella’s. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, Eun Woo, suddenly disappears without a trace. Despite this, Eun Sung preservers and works really hard to fulfill her dreams. When the CEO of a food company, Jang Sook Ja, suffers amnesia and can’t remember who she is Eun Sung takes her in. However, Eun Sung does not know that she is the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan, the man who she switched bags with at the airport. How will their constant bickering lead them to realize that they care more about each other than they let on?

Cast

Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung
Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan
Bae Soo Bin as Park Jun Se
Moon Chae Won as Yoo Sung Mi

Extended Cast

Kim Mi Sook as Baek Sung Hee
Min Young Won as Lee Hye Ri (Eun Sung’s friend)
Yun Joon Suk as Go Eun Woo
Jung Suk Won as Jin Young Suk (Hwan’s friend)
Han Ye Won as Sun Woo Jung
Ban Hyo Jung as Jang Sook Ja
Yoo Ji In as Oh Young Ran (Hwan & Jung’s mother)
Kim Jae Seung as Lee Hyung Jin
Son Yeo Eun as Jung In Young
Choi Jung Woo as Park Tae Soo
Lee Seung Hyung as Pyo Sung Chul
Jun In Taek as Go Pyung Joong (Eun Sung’s father)
Baek Seung Hyun as Manager Lee Joon Young
Park Sang Hyun as Han Soo Jae

Production Credits

Director: Jin Hyuk (진혁)
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung (소현경)

Awards

2009 SBS Drama Awards: Achievement Award (Ban Hyo Jung)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Female Top Excellence Award (Kim Mi Sook)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award – Special Planning Drama (Lee Seung Ki)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress Award – Special Planning Drama (Han Hyo Joo)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Seung Ki and Han Hyo Joo)
2009 MNET 20′s Choice Awards: Hot Female Drama Star (Han Hyo Joo)
2009 MNET 20′s Choice Awards: Hot Male Drama Star (Lee Seung Ki)

A THOUSAND DAYS’ PROMISE

Title: 천일의 약속 / A Thousand Days’ Promise
Chinese Title: 千日的约定
Also known as: 1,000 Day Promise
Previously known as: Forget Me Not
Genre: Romance, melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-17 to 2011-Dec-20
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis

A story about a woman who’s slowly losing her memory but a man still love her unconditionally and stay beside her.

Cast

Main cast

Kim Rae Won as Park Ji Hyung
Soo Ae as Lee Seo Yeon
Lee Sang Woo as Jang Jae Min
Jung Yoo Mi as Noh Hyang Ki

Supporting Cast

Im Chae Moo as Park Chang Joo
Kim Hae Sook as Kang Soo Jung
Park Yoo Hwan as Lee Moon Kwon
Oh Mi Yun as aunt
Yoo Seung Bong as aunt’s husband
Moon Jung Hee as Jang Myung Hee
Jung Joon as Cha Dong Chul
Park Young Kyu as Noh Hong Kil
Lee Mi Sook as Oh Hyun Ah
Yang Han Yeol (양한열)
Alex
Han Bo Bae

Production Credits

Director: Jung Eul Young
Screenwriter: Kim Soo Hyun