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Korean Peninsula @ Hanbando

 

Title: 한반도 / Korean Peninsula
Chinese Title: 韓半島
Also Known as : Hanbando
Genre: political, action, war, romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: CSTV
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-06 to 2012-Apr-3
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 20:50

 

Synopsis

A blockbuster political drama based on a reunified Korean Peninsula about the powers fighting over the country’s natural resources.

Cast

Hwang Jung Min as Seo Myung Joon (united Korean President)
Kim Jung Eun as Im Jin Jae (Myung Joon’s wife)
Kwak Hee Sung as Min Dong Ki
Jo Sung Ha as Park Do Myung (Chief Presidential Secretary)
Jo Yi Jin as Park Hye Jung
Ji Hoo as Kang Dong Won (NIS agent)
Sung Byung Sook as Jung Hyun Sook
Kang Soo Min as Baek Do Jin
Jung Jae Hun as Seo Jang Yub
Kim Jung- Kyoon as Hong Hak Soo
Jung Wook as Shin Chang Suk
Lee Won Suk as Kim Jung Sik
Ahn Nam Hee as Na Yun Sung
Lee Soon Jae as Kang Dae Hyun
Choi Il Hwa as Park Jung Pyo
Yoon Ye Hee as Song Seung Joo
Lee Hae Young as Han Young Hoon
Choi Dae Hoon as Chae Dong Hoon
Jung Dong Hwan as Oh Chang Il
Yoon Joo Sang as Suk Joo Hwan
Go In Bum as Chief of staff
Jung Dong Gyu as Kim Won Ho
Park Geun Soo as Jung Cheol
Jung Sung Mo as Jo Gook Chul
Kim Ji Sook as Han Kyung Ok (Jin Jae’s mother)
Kim Ha Kyoon as Kim Deuk Soo
Kim Soo Hyun (1970) as Lee Young Choon
Jeong Jin as Jung Yong Gi
Suh Tae Hwa as Kim Tae Sung (North Korean Premier)
Park Chan Hwan as Im Chul Woo (Jin Jae’s father)
Heo Jung Gyu as Dong Jung Geun
Lee Hee Suk as Kang Hee Joong
Hwang Chan Woo as Kim Yong Soo
Heo Jae Ho as Jun Joong Won
Yang Hee Yoon as Lee Sung Ho
Jang Nam Yeol as Kim Ho Taek
Lee Chul Min as Jo Gap Suk
Choi Jae Hwan as Park Kwang Tae
Ji Woo Seok as Cha Seung Jae
Kim Jae Rok as Koo Yeon Chul
Kim Soo Hyun (2006) as Seo Yoo Ri

Production Credits

Director: Lee Hyung Min
Screenwriter: Yoon Sun Joo

Special Affairs Team TEN

 

Title: 특수사건전담반 TEN / Special Affairs Team TEN
Chinese Title: 特殊案件专案组 TEN
Genre: Action, Crime
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: OCN
Broadcast period: 2011-Nov-18 to 2012-Jan-13
Air time: Friday 12:00 midnight

 

Synopsis

“Special Affairs Team TEN” is a criminal investigation unit that tackles the most violent crimes in South Korea. These crimes usually have less than a 10% rate for arrests. They chase the most notorious killers who attempt to commit the perfect crimes.

Yeo Ji Hoon is former top-notch detective, but now works as a professor. He then becomes the leader of Special Affairs Team TEN. Nam Ye Ri has been a detective for 4 years. She joins Special Affairs Team TEN because of her psychological reasoning powers. Baek Do Sik is 24 year veteran detective. He possesses a keen sense of intuition, which he honed from his many years as a detective. Park Min Ho is a new detective. He joins Special Affairs Team TEN after impressing Professor Yeo Ji Hoon with his reasoning powers.

Cast

Joo Sang Wook as Yeo Ji Hoon
Jo An as Nam Ye Ri
Kim Sang Ho as Baek Do Sik
Choi Woo Sik as Park Min Ho
Kim Hae In as Kim Eun Young / Seo Eun Bi (ep1)
Min Suk as Kim Sun Woo (manager of Queen’s Nest) (ep5)

Production Credit

Producer: Lee Seung Yeong
Screenwriter: Lee Jae Gon, Nam Sang Wook

IRIS

Title: 아이리스 / IRIS
Chinese Title : iris
Previously known as: 쉬리 / Shiri
Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-14 to 2009-Dec-17
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Related Series : Athena: Goddess of War, IRIS 2

 

Synopsis

Kim Hyun Joon is an assassin who belongs to a top secret organization known as the “NSS” whereas T.O.P is an assassin who works in another secret organization located in the United States called “IRIS” and was ordered to kill Hyun Joon. Seung Hee is a psychological analyst who plays an important role in bring Hyun Joon into the “NSS.” Jin Sa Woo is Hyun Joon’s colleague and falls in love with Seung Hee as well but keeps this to himself.

Cast

Lee Byung Hun as Kim Hyun Joon
Kim Tae Hee as Choi Seung Hee
Jung Joon Ho as Jin Sa Woo
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa
T.O.P as Vick
Hyun Jyu Ni as Yang Mi Jung
Yoo Min as Sato Eriko
Kim Young Chul as Baek San
Yoon Je Moon as Park Sang Hyung
Yoon Joo Sang as Oh Hyun Kyu
Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Jung Han Yong as Jung Hyung Joon
Na Yoon as Hwang Tae Sung
Kim Hye Jin as Yang Jung In
Myung Ji Yun as Hong Soo Jin
Miyama Karen as Yuki

Production Credits

Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Director: Kim Kyu Tae, Yang Yoon Ho (양윤호)
Writers: Choi Wan Kyu, Kang Je Kyu
Screenwriters: Kim Jae Eun (김재은), Jo Kyu Won (조규원), Kim Hyun Joon (김현준)
Executive Producer: Choi Ji Young
Producer: Kim Young Jo

Awards

2009 KBS Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Lee Byung Hun)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Novella Drama Excellence Award – Actress (Kim Tae Hee)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Novella Drama Excellence Award – Actor (Jung Joon Ho and Kim Seung Woo)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Yoon Joo Sang)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee)

BAD GUY

Title: Bad Man / Nappeun Namja / Bad Guy
Genre: Thriller, melodrama, mystery
Episodes: 20
Director: Lee Hyung Min (Winter Sonata, Sangdoo, I’m Sorry I Love You, Snow Queen)
Screenwriter: Kim Jae Eun
Broadcast network: SBS , Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast start : May 26,  2010
This drama is co-production between South Korea and Japan
Synopsis
Gun Wook (Kim Nam Gil) plots revenge against the Haeshin Group, a large corporation to whom Tae Sung (Kim Jae Wook) is the heir.
During his childhood days, Gun-wook (played by Kim Nam-gil) is mistaken as the successor to Haeshin Group who was abandoned as a baby and starts living the life of his dreams after the family takes him in from an orphanage but a DNA test soon reveals he was lying and is heartlessly kicked out of the house. He who then grows up to be an all-around attractive man — good-looking with great athletic and linguistic skills — sets up an elaborate plan through which he approaches Haeshin Group’s youngest daughter Hong Monet (played by Jung So-min) to recover the firm ‘which was mine.’ Tae-ra (played by Oh Yeon-su), Monet’s older sister and the pillar of the Haeshin family, ignores and despises such a Gun-wook yet she starts to develop new emotions toward him the more she meets him. Meanwhile, Jae-in (Han Ga-in), who is beautiful and intelligent yet born into an average family, dreams of climbing the social ladder by betting her stakes on Tae-sung (played by Kim Jae-wook), the actual hidden son of Haeshin Group.

Main Cast
Kim Nam Gil as Shim Gun Wook
Kang Soo Han as Gun Wook (child)
Han Ga In as Moon Jae In
Kim Jae Wook as Hong Tae Sung
Park Joon Mok as Tae Sung (child)
Oh Yun Soo as Hong Tae Ra
Moon Ga Young as Tae Ra (teen)
Jung So Min as Hong Mo Ne
Kim Hye Ok as Mrs. Shin
Shim Eun Kyung as Moon Won In
Jun Min Seo as (Tae Ra’s daughter)
Chae Gun  as Bum Woo (child)
Lee Ji Eun  as Sun Young (child)
Chu Hun Yub
Go Eun Ah
Toyohara Kosuke

RUNAWAY : PLAN B

Title: 도망자 / Do Mang Ja / The Fugitive : Plan B
Chinese Title : 逃亡者
Also Known as: Runaway
Genre: Action, romance, comedy
Episodes: 20 + 1 Special
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2010-Sep-29 to 2010-Dec-09
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

During the Korean War, a vast amount of money disappeared. Now, some 60 years later, the money has reappeared, leading to a frantic chase across the globe. Jin Yi (Lee Na Young) is a seemingly innocent woman who has hidden motives for approaching Ji Woo (Bi). Her plans are complicated by an unexpected romance developing between them, as well as the numerous pursuers hot on their trail. Kieko (Uehara Takako) is a famous Japanese singer who also gets tangled up in a relationship with this man. Little do they know that her father Hiroki (Takenaka Naoto), apart from being a business man, is a powerful Yakuza. In this love triangle, who will finally win the love of Ji Woo?

Cast

Bi / Rain as Ji Woo
Lee Na Young as Jin Yi / Jini K.
Lee Jung Jin as Chief Detective Do Soo
Yoon Jin Seo as Detective Yoon So Ran
Daniel Henney as Kai
Sung Dong Il as Nakamura Hwang
Yoon Son Ha as Hwang Mi Jin
Takenaka Naoto as Hiroki (Kieko’s father)
Uehara Takako as Kieko
Gong Hyung Jin as Master Jang
Josie Ho/何超儀 as Hwa Yi
Jo Hee Bong as James Bong
Ti Lung/狄龙 as General Wie
Song Jae Ho as Yang Doo Hee
Kim Eung Soo as Yang Young Joon (Doo Hee’s son)
Danny Ahn as Baek Nam Jung
Kim Hyung Jong as Detective Kim
Jung Seung Kyo (정승교) as Detective Lee
Yoo Ri El as Sophie / Secretary Im
Song Shi Yeon (송시연) as Nakamura Hwang’s secretary
Oh Ji Ho as Kevin (cameo)
Han Jung Soo as corrupt detective (cameo)
Lee Jong Hyuk as screening room interpreter (cameo)
Kwak Hyun Hwa as Ji Woo’s office secretary (cameo)
Lee Da Hae as Hye Won (cameo)
MBLAQ (cameo)
Ahn Suk Hwan (cameo – Ep. 3)

Production Credits

Director: Kwak Jung Hwan
Screenwriter: Chun Sung Il (천성일)

ATHENA : GODDESS OF WAR

Title: 아테나: 전쟁의 여신 / Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin / Athena: Goddess of War
Chinese Title : 雅典娜:战争女神
Genre: Action, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Dec-13 to 2011-Feb-21
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Related Series : IRIS, IRIS 2

 

Synopsis

A terrorist group known as “Athena” and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.

Cast

Jung Woo Sung as Lee Jung Woo
Cha Seung Won as Son Hyuk
Soo Ae as Yoon Hye In
Lee Ji Ah as Han Jae Hee
Kim Min Jong as Kim Ki Soo
Choi Si Won as Kim Joon Ho
Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Jung Han Yong as Jung Hyung Joon
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Yoo Dong Geun as Kwon Yong Gwan
Son Ji Hoon (손지훈) as Hong Jin Suk
Kim Young Ae as Choi Jin Hee
Lee Han Wie as Park Sung Chul
Jun Gook Hwan as Han Jung Pil
Park Yong Soo as Hwang Ho Young
Park Yong Gi as Yoo Kang Ho
Sean Richard as Randy
Oh Chang Suk as Lee Dong Hun
Oh Yoon Ah as Oh Sook Kyung
Oh Sun Hwa (오선화) as Young Mi
Lee Min Ji (이민지) as Jessica (DIS staff)
Lee Ji Hyun as NTS staff
Choi Gun Woo (최건우) as Special Agent B2
Kim Ah Young (김아영) as Special Agent B4
Gong Jung Hwan as Seo Min Hyuk
Yoo Ha Jin (유하진) as NTS staff
Jung Chan Woo as Chul Kyu
Ricky Lee Neely as Viktor Sevcenkov / Sasha
Lee Jae Yong as Captain Kim Ho Bin
Choi Yong Min as Nam Dong Shik
Jung Ho Bin as Kang Chul Hwan
Kim Jin Geun as Park Suk Ho
Myung Ji Yun as Hong Soo Jin
Yoo Tae Woong as Kim Sun Hwa’s husband
Kim Dan Bi (김단비) as NTS agent
Bang Kil Seung (방길승) as SWAT commander
Do Ye Sung (도예성) as Jung Kyung Won
Heo Tae Hee as BoA’s manager
Ahn Jin Kyung (안진경)
Park Chul Min
Lee Bo Young as Jo Soo Young (cameo, ep 3-5)
BoA as herself (cameo, ep 7-8)
SHINee as themselves (cameo, ep 7)
Girls’ Generation (cameo)
Chu Sung Hoon as black agent (cameo)
Max Changmin as Choi Tae Hyun (cameo, ep 17)
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa (cameo, ep 17, 20)
Jin Goo as black agent (cameo)
Park Sung Woong as Jin Young (cameo)
Douglas Day Stewart (더글라스 데이 스튜어트) as director of Son Hyuk’s firm (cameo)
Ryu Dam (cameo)
Kim Byung Man (cameo)

Production Credits

Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Producer: Kim Young Sup
Director: Kim Myung Joon (김명준), Kim Tae Hoon (김태훈), Hwang Jung Hyun (황정현)
Screenwriter: Kim Hyun Joon (김현준), Yoo Nam Kyung (유남경)

CRIME SQUAD

Title: Kangryukban / Homicide / Detectives In Trouble
Genre: Action, crime, police
Episodes: 16
Director: Kwon Gye Hong (Bad Love, Special Crime Investigation)
Screenwriter: Lee Soo Hyun , Park Sung Jin
Broadcast network: KBS2, Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-Mar – 07 to 2011-April-26


Synopsis

Having a legendary thief as a father and growing up learning all kinds of criminal techniques from childhood, Park Sae-hyuk was endowed with reading criminals’ mind and tricks better than anyone else.
He closes all the tough cases that are hard to solve with his own ways and therefore, he is second to none in arrest rate ranks.
Special team has been assembled for operation to arrest Lupin, a notorious bank burglar. They don’t get along well at the beginning but as they continue resolving case after case, they gradually learn to work as a team.
Intern reporter, Min-joo, is chasing after Lupin to interview him and is intertwined with Sae-hyuk who is also chasing after Lupin to arrest him. Meanwhile, Sae-hyuk, who has been looking for his father his whole life, suddenly and unexpectedly discovers his father’s whereabouts.
Moreover, Sae-hyuk’s older brother, Sae-joong is a crooked detective and Sae-hyuk must confront them both..
credit KBS World

Main Cast

Song Il Gook as Park Se Hyuk
Lee Jong Hyuk as Jung Il Do
Song Ji Hyo as Jo Min Joo
Park Sun Young as Heo Eun Young
Sun Woo Sun as Jin Mi Sook
Sung Ji Roo as Nam Tae Shik
Kim Joon as Shin Dong Jin
Jang Hang Sun as Team Leader Kwon Young Sool
Kim Sun Kyung as Im Eun Kyung
Lee Min Woo as Lee Dong Suk
Joo Ho as Choi Tae Soo
Choi Min as Byun Sang Tae
Jang Nam Yulas Ma Jong Pil
Kim Yoo Bin as Park Hae In (Se Hyuk’s daughter)
Park Joon Hyuk as Kang Sung Chul
Kim Yoon Hye as Lee So Min
Baek Seung Hee as Shin Yoo Mi
Lee El  as Yoo Hye Mi
Choo So Young as Yoon Sung Hee (cameo)
Hwang Kwang Hee  as Se Hyuk’s former student (cameo)
Sun Wook Hyun
Oh Yong
Seo Kwon Soon