God of War

 

Title: 무신 / God of War
Chinese Title: 武神
Also known as: Soldier / Military Official
Genre: Period, historical
Episodes: 56
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-11 to 2012-Sep-15
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:40

 

Synopsis

This drama is a about a man who was born to the slave class during the Goryeo Dynasty, overruling the feudalist government that had been in power for over 60 years and becomes the most powerful man in the country.

Cast

Main Cast

Kim Joo Hyuk as Kim Joon
Kim Kyu Ri as Choe Song Yi
Jung Bo Suk as Choe Woo
Park Sang Min as Choi Yang Baek

Supporting Cast

Joo Hyun as Choe Choong Hun
Hong Ah Reum as Son Wol Ah
Baek Do Bin as Choe Hang / Man Jun
Lee Seung Hyo as Emperor Gojong of Goryeo
Kim Seo Ra as Choe Woo’s 1st wife
Kim Yoo Mi as Choe Woo’s 2nd wife
Kim Ha Eun as Choon Shim
Chun Ho Jin as Lee Kyu Bo
Kim Joo Young as General Lee Won Jeong of Cheolju fortress
Lee Dong Shin as General Sartai of Mongol Empire
Choi Duk Moon as General Lee Hee Juk of Cheolju fortress
Choi Soo Rin as General Lee Hee Juk’s wife
Kwon Tae Won as General Park Seo of Kwiju fortress
Yoon Dong Hwan as General Tanku of Mongol Empire
Jin Sun Kyu as Gab E
Kim Yong Woon as Goo Pil
Jo Sang Goo as General Putau of Mongol Empire
Park Hae Soo as Kim Youn Hoo
Kang Shin Il as Soo Beop
Oh Young Soo as SooGi DaeSa
Kim Young Pil as General Park Song Bi
Lee Joo Hyun as Kim Yak Sun
Go Soo Hee as NanJang of Tobang kitchen
Jo Eun Sook as Gan Nan of Tobang kitchen
Yoo Na Young as Yeon Shim
Jung Sung Mo as Choe Hyang
Lee Suk Joon as Lee Jang Yong
Kim Chul Ki as General Kim Kyung Son
Im Jong Yoon as General Choi Choon Myung
Baek Won Kil as Kyun Ga
Seo Kwang as Woo Ga
Jun Noh Min as Moon Dae
Kim Jung Hak as Jin Pyo
Seung Kyu as Kim Hong Chui

Production Credits

Director: Kim Jin Min
Asst. Director: Nam Sung Woo (남성우), Kim Seul Ah (김슬아), Kim Seo Gon (김서곤)
Screenwriter: Lee Hwan Kyung

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Operation Proposal

 

Title: 프로포즈 대작전 / Operation Proposal
Chinese Title: 求婚大作战
Also Known as: Operation Love / The Proposal
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Time-Travel
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: CSTV
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-08 to 2012-March-29
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 20:50

 

Synopsis

The drama has themes of time-travel and is basically about a character who gets to travel back in time to protect his first love.

Kang Baek Ho (Yoo Seung Ho) and Ham Yi Seul (Park Eun Bin) have been best friends since they met first time at the age of 8. They attended the same elementary school, middle school and high school. After they graduated from college and went on to work in different fields, they have remained best friends.

On February 14, 2012, Yi Seul gets married to Jin Won (Lee Hyun Jin), a high school baseball coach Baek Ho played for. During the wedding, Baek Ho is overcome with regret for never expressing his true feelings to Yi Seul, even though he has had 20 years.

Yi Seul’s mother then asks Baek Ho to carry Yi Seul’s stuff to Jin Won’s car. While carrying the boxes, Baek Ho drops a box and discovers a letter. The envelope is addressed to Baek Ho from Yi Seul. Baek Ho slips the envelope into his jacket. After the wedding, Baek Ho walks over to a nearby playground. Baek Ho sits on a swing and begins to read the letter. The letter was written after they graduated from middle school. Yi Seul writes that she felt Baek Ho was a special person from the first time they met and she has liked him since. Baek Ho feels is overcome with his emotions and wails uncontrollably.

A man (Kim Tae Hoon) walks over and hands him a handkerchief. The man introduces himself as a “time coordinator”. He states that he can control time and space. Baek Ho, at first, thinks the guy is nuts, but with just a hand gesture the man makes everyone on the playground freeze. Baek Ho asks the man what he wants from him and the man turns his questions around to ask, “more importantly, what do you want from me?” Baek Ho tells the man that he wants to go back in time to change his present situation.

The next moment, Baek Ho finds himself in his room with the time conductor. The man gives him a small bottle of liquid and then he disappears. Baek Ho looks at some old pictures taken with Ye Seul and notices how sad she looks. He decides that he wants to make her happy. Baek Ho then drinks the liquid …

Cast

Main Cast

Yoo Seung Ho as Kang Baek Ho
Park Eun Bin as Ham Yi Seul (Baek Ho’s first love)
– No Jung Ui as Ham Yi Seul (young)
Lee Hyun Jin as Kwon Jin Won
Go Kyung Pyo as Song Chan Wook (Kang Baek Ho’s friend)
Park Young Seo as Joo Tae Nam
Kim Ye Won as Yoo Chae Ri

Supporting Cast

Kim Tae Hoon as Time conductor
Park Jin Joo as Jo Jin Joo
Lee Doo Il as Jo Dae Kook
Lee Eung Kyung as Oh Jeong Rim (Yi Seul’s mom)
Moon Chun Shik as Yoo Byeol Nam
Joo Jin Mo as Ham Seong Hoon (Yi Seul’s dad)
Go In Bum as Oh Tae Bum
Lee Dal Hyung as Home room teacher

Production Credits

Director: Kim Woo Sun
Screenwriter: Yoon Ji Ryun

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

Feast of the Gods

 

Title: 신들의 만찬 / Feast of the Gods
Chinese Title: 神的晚餐
Genre: romance, comedy
Episodes: 32
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-04 to 2012-May-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50

 

Synopsis

A drama about Korean cuisine.

Set within the backdrop of a traditional royal cuisine restaurant named Arirang, “Feast of the Gods” depicts how two women grow as chefs through competitions with each other.

Cast

Main Cast

Sung Yu Ri as Go Joon Young
Jung Min Ah as Joon Young (child)
Joo Sang Wook as Choi Jae Ha
Lee Sang Woo as Kim Do Yoon
Seo Hyun Jin as Ha In Joo / Song Yeon Woo
Joo Da young as Ha In Joo (teen)
Park Min Ha as Yeon Woo (child)

Supporting Cast

Jun In Hwa as Sung Do Hee
Kim Bo Yun as Baek Seol Hee
Jung Hye Sun as Sun Noh In
Seo Yi Sook as No Young Shim
Jung Dong Hwan as Ha Young Bum
Park Sang Myun as Im Do Shik
Oh Na Ra as Oh Soo Jin
Kim Young Moo as Han Min Shik
Son Hwa Ryung as Kim Shin Young
Park Jung Min as Jang Mi So
Sean Richard as Daniel
Song Min Jung as Jung Da Woon
Edward Kwon as Chef Kwon
Uhm Hyo Sup as Ko Jae Chul
Jin Tae Hyun as Ha In Woo
Lee Min Ji as Jane
Shin Goo (Cameo)
Lee Il Hwa as In Joo’s mother (Cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Dong Yoon
Screenwriter: Jo Eun Jeong

Dream High 2

 

Title: 드림하이 시즌2 / Dream High (Season 2)
Chinese Title: 星梦高飞2 / 追梦高中2
Genre: School, musical, comedy, romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-30 to 2012-Mar-20
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Related Series: Dream High Series

 

Synopsis

“Dream High Season 2″ will follows idol stars heading out to find their hopes and dreams. This Drama will deal with new students instead of the first batch student.

Kirin High School of Art has been taken over by Oz Entertainment because of financial bankruptcy. Oz Entertainment then transfers over its own idol stars to Kirin High to avoid a law requiring under age entertainers to study for a set time. Competition then brews between troubled students at Kirin High School of Art and then newly transfered idols from Oz Entertainment.

Shin Hye Sung (Kang So Ra) enters Kirin High School of Art with a high written exam score, but poor performance score. She then meets fellow students Jin Yoo Jin (Jin Woon) and JB, who makes her realize how fun music can be. Jin Yoo Jin acted when he was a child. Now, he is a troubled student dreaming of becoming a rock star. He attempts to cure his pain caused by his parent’s divorce through music.

Cast

Kirin Arts High School Students

Kang So Ra as Shin Hye Sung
Jin Woon as Jin Yoo Jin
Yoo So Young as Park Soon Dong
Kim Ji Soo as Hong Joo
Jung Yeon Joo as Lee Yi Seul (The only daughter of Executive director Lee Kang Chul)
Jr. as Jung Ui Bong

Idol Groups

Park Ji Yeon as Lian (member of idol girl group HershE)
Hyo Rin as Nana (member of idol girl group HershE)
Ailee as Ailee (member of idol girl group HershE)
JB as JB (member of idol boy group I:dn)
Park Seo Joon as Si Woo (member of idol boy group I:dn)

Kirin Arts High School Teachers

Kim Jung Tae as Lee Kang Chul (Executive director)
Kwon Hae Hyo as Joo Jung Wan (Principal)
Park Jin Young as Yang Jin Man (Teacher)
Choi Yeo Jin as Ahn Tae Yeon (Teacher)
Park Kahi as Hyun Ji Soo (Teacher)

Other

Yoon Hee Suk as Shin Jae In
Hwang Mi Sun as Lian’s mother
Jung Kyu Soo as Hye Sung’s father
No Jung Ui (노정의) as Shin Hye Poong (Hye Sung’s sister)

Cameos

Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong (ep.1)
IU (Lee Ji Eun) as Kim Pil Sook (ep 1)
BandToxic as band performing with Yoo Jin in Hongdae (ep.1)
MYNAME as OZ Entertainment Agency’s idol group (ep 2)
PSY as trainer coach (ep 5)
Park Ye Eun as Park Ye Eun (ep 9)
Bae Suzy as Suzy (ep.15)
Miss A (ep.15)

Production Credits

Production Companies: KeyEast, JYPE, and CJ Media
Producer: Bae Yong Joon, Park Jin Young
Director: Lee Eung Bok & Mo Wan Il
Screenwriter: Heo Seong Hye

Shut Up Flower Boy Band

 

Title: 닥치고 꽃미남밴드 / Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Chinese Title: 闭嘴! 花美男乐队
Previously known as: 꽃미남밴드: 안구정화 / Flower Boy Band: Eye Candy
Genre: Youth, Romance, Drama
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2012-January-30 to 2012-March-20
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00
Related Series: Oh! Boy Series

 

Synopsis

This is a story about a high school rock band and how they deal with friendship, love and their passion for music.

Cast

Eye Candy

Sung Joon as as Kwon Ji Hyuk
L (Kim Myung Soo) as Lee Hyun Soo
Lee Hyun Jae as Jang Do Il
Kim Min Sook as Seo Kyung Jong
Yoo Min Kyu as Kim Ha Jin
Lee Min Ki as Joo Byung Hee (cameo, ep 1-2)

Strawberry Fields

Jung Ui Chul as Yoo Seung Hoon
Kwak Jung Wook as Jung Maro
Kim Hyun Joon as Park Pyo Joo
Kim Hyo Seok (LED Apple) as Drummer (cameo)

Supporting Cast

Jo Bo Ah as Im Soo Ah
Kim Ye Rim as Kim Ye Rim
Kim Jung Min as Bang Woo Kyung
Jung Ji Ahn as Jo Deo Mi
Ma Dong Suk as Teacher
Dong Hyun Bae (동현배) as Sharkpa boss
Kim C as Rock Kim
Yum Jung Ah as Ji Hyuk’s mom (cameo)

Production Credits

Prodution Company: CJ E&M Corporation
Producer: Oh Bo Yi (오보이)
Director: Lee Kwon (이권)
Screenwriter: Seo Yoon Hee (서윤희)

Salamander Guru and the Gang

 

Title: 도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단 / Salamander Guru and the Gang
Chinese Title: 蝾螈道士与幕后操纵团
Also Known as: Salamander Guru and The Shadow Operation Team
Genre: Sitcom, Comedy
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-27 to 2012-Mar-30
Air time: Friday 23:00

 

Synopsis

Genius hacker with social phobia Min Hyuk, whose father is a computer genius, played with a computer like a toy from when he was little. He grew up learning hacking skills through his dad who was terminally ill and ran an illegal gambling place for his family’s future. After his dad passed away, Min Hyuk was adopted abroad. He immersed himself in playing with computer and got social phobia. When he turns 20, he returns to Korea and starts chasing the guy X who drove his dad to death. Following clues from his memories, he finds Salamander Guru’s fortune telling house and meets Sun Dal and Won Sam. To find Salamander Guru who knows the secrets of X, Min Hyuk has no choice but to help the fake gurus. With his brain and excellent hacking skills, Min Hyuk controls Sun Dal behind a mirror and finds codes his dad left by recalling his childhood memories one by one. Min Hyuk, who has been secretive with social phobia, gradually becomes more open while living with Sun Dal and Won Sam.

Cast

Min Ho as Min Hyuk (Hacker)
Oh Dal Soo as Sun Dal (Swindler)
Im Won Hee as Won Sam (Assistant guru)
Ryu Hyun Kyung as Kyung Ja (Detective)
Lee Byung Joon as Bum Gyu (Real Salamander Guru)
Kim Gyu Sun as Gyu Sun

Cameo

Yoon Sang Ho as Detective Yoon
Kim Tae Yeon (ep. 3)
Yong Joon Hyung as Joker (ep. 3)
L (Kim Myung Soo) as L (ep. 3)
IU as Ji Eun (Pickpocket) (ep. 6)
Han Seung Yeon as Seung Yeon (ep. eight)
Kim Eun Jung as Ji Min (ep. eight)
Han Ji Hoo as Chan Woo (ep. eight)
G.O. (ep. eight)

Production Credits

Director: Park Seung Min
Writer: Seo Eun Jung