OMG Bi Rain is SOOO cute!! I'll have to say i LOVE kdramas! i started with movies like My Sassy Girl and moved onto Windstruck (which drove me to hysterical tears because of the ending), and i alternated in between movies and series.
FULL HOUSE and KIM SAMSOON is waaay up there for me.
Ive seen quite a few... most recent one ive seen was 200lbs beauty and it was funny!!!
Im going to start watching goong soon!
my DH is currently watching Super Rookie, i saw the 1st episode already and it looked pretty promising!
The Most Influential Korean Stars in China
(sponsored by Sohu, My Daily News Agency, KNTO, and Hunan Satellite TV)
SATURDAY MAY 12, 2007
Chinese netizens have cast 24,955,044 votes from 4/4/07 to 5/10/07 to select “The Most Influential 100 Korean Stars in China”, and the result is announced on 5/10 on the website sohu.com of China and the Korean news agency www.mydaily.co.kr:
1. Bae Yong Joon (배용준): 2,290,675 votes (9.18%)
- Winter Sonata, Hotelier, Did We Really Love?, First Love, Sunny Place of the Young, Salut D'Amour, ...
2. Song Seung Hun (송승헌): 1,985,504 votes (7.96%)
- Summer Scent, Law Firm, Autumn Tale / Autumn in My Heart, Popcorn, Happy Together, ...
3. Kwon Sang Woo (권상우): 1,975,808 votes (7.92%)
- Sad Love Story, Stairway to Heaven, Into the Sun, We're Dating Now, ...
4. Ahn Jae Wook (안재욱): 1,954,985 votes (7.83%)
- Mr Goodbye, Oh! Pil Seung and Bong Soon Young, Match Made in Heaven, Fairy and Swindler, Goodbye My Love, Sunflower, Wish Upon a Star / Star in My Heart, ...
5. Kim Sung Taek (김성택): 1,692,605 votes (6.78%)
- Couple of Fantasy, Tears of Diamond, Single Again, Lotus Flower Fairy, Woman Living Next Door, Miss Mermaid, ...
6. Ryu Shi Won (류시원): 1,673,431 votes (6.71%)
- Wedding, She's the Boss, Since I Met You, Sunlight Upon Me, Beautiful Days, Secret, Truth, Propose, ...
7. Jang Suh Hee (장서희): 1,668,274 votes (6.69%)
- Soon Jin Love, Merry Go Round, Miss Mermaid, Her House, ...
8. Kim Rae Won (김래원): 1,667,887 votes (6.68%)
- What Planet are You from?, Love Story in Havard, Say You Love Me, Attic Cat, My Love Patzzi, ...
9. Yang Mi Kyung (양미경): 1,622,589 votes (6.50%)
- Be Strong Geum Soon, Dae Jang Geum / Jewel in the Palace, ...
10. Lee Young Ae (이영애): 1,621,140 votes (6.50%)
- Dae Jang Geum / Jewel in the Palace, Fireworks, Invitation, Medicine Brothers, Papa, ...
11. Jo In Sung (조인성): 1,570,750 votes (6.29%)
- Spring Days, Something Happened in Bali, Shoot for the Stars, Piano, ...
12. Kang Ji Hwan (강지환): 1,521,605 votes (6.10%)
- 90 Days Falling in Love Days, Fireworks, Be Strong Geum Soon, ...
13. Choi Ji Woo (최지우): 703,513 votes (2.82%)
- Stairway to Heaven, Winter Sonata, Beautiful Days, Mr Duke, Truth, First Love, ...
14. Song Hye Gyo (송혜교): 256,174 votes (1.03%)
- Full House, Shining Days, All In, Hotelier, Guardian Angel, Autumn in My Heart, ...
15. Lee Dong Wook (이동욱): 251,738 votes (1.01%)
- My Girl, Bride from Hanoi, ...
16. Jung Ji Hoon / Bi (정지훈): 225,322 votes (0.90%)
- A Love to Kill, Full House, Sang Doo! Let's Go to School, ...
28. Lee Suh Jin (이서진): 55,783 votes (0.22%)
- Lovers, Freeze, Phoenix, Damo, Shooting Stars, Since We Met, Her House, ...
29. Chae Rim (채림): 53,741 votes (0.22%)
- Oh! Phi-Seung, Bong Soon-Young; We're Dating Now, Four Sisters, All About Eve, ...
30. Yoon Eun Hye (윤은혜): 42,472 votes (0.17%)
- The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, The Vineyard Man, Princess Hours, ...
31. Kim Min Jong (김민종): 39,055 votes (0.16%)
- Rules of Love, Island Village Teacher, Guardian Angel, Secret, ...
32. Huyn Bin (현빈): 35,986 votes (0.14%)
- Snow Queen, My Lovely Sam Soon, ...
33. Kim Hee Sun (김희선): 35,146 votes (0.14%)
- Smile Again, Sad Love Song, My Fair Lady, Goodbye My Love, Tomato, Sunflower, To the End of the World, Mister Q, Wedding Dress, Propose, Faraway Country Sauna Guys, ...
34. Ji Sung (지성): 30,155 votes (0.12%)
- Save the Last Dance for Me, All In, ...
35. Lee Dong Gun (이동건): 25,648 votes (0.10%)
- Smile Again, Stained Glass, Lovers in Paris, Sweet 18, A Problem At My Younger Brother's House, Sang Doo Let's Go To School, Ruler of Your Own World, ...
36. Soh Ji Sup (소지섭): 24,438 votes (0.10%)
- Sorry I Love You, What Happened in Bali, Thousand Years of Love, Glass Slippers, We're Dating Now, ...
37. Lee Joon Gi (이준기): 24,078 votes (0.10%)
- My Girl, ...
38. Kim Jung Hwa (김정화): 22,877 votes (0.09%)
- 3 Leaf Clover, 1% of Anything, Snow White, Into the Sun, ...
39. Kim Sun Ah (김선아): 22,459 votes (0.09%)
- My Name is Kim Sam-Soon, ...
40. Jang Na Ra (장나라): 22,100 votes (0.09%)
- Wedding, Love is All Around, My Love Patzzi, Success Story of a Fine Girl, ...
======================================== Winners of 'The first Hallyu Grand Award', Hallyu stars "BYJ-Boa-Bi" [Gonews]5/16/07 14:45
"The best Hallyu stars are BYJ-Boa-Bi"
Top stars BYJ, Jang Dong-geon, Boa, Bi, Lee Youngae, etc. were selected as winners of 'The first Hallyu Grand Award'.
The 'Hallyu Grand Award', being sponsored by Korean Entertainment Industry Academy and supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is an award given to people who contributed to the Hallyu. The award ceremony will proceed at 7PM on 18 at the International Conference Room on 6th floor of Baeknam Academic Informational Building in Hanyang University.
An official of the event told, "The Hallyu phenomenon is an epoch-making event in which popular culture is exported overseas for the first time in 5000 year history of Korea, " and "Although there have been outstanding meritorious services by people in the industry for almost 10 years since the Hallyu began and our People also have enough desire to appreciate them, no one has ever recognized their meritorious services."
For each category, they selected the winners dividing into film, drama, music, and game. As a result, in the section of stars, Jang Dong-geon & Cheon Jihyeon (film), Lee Youngae & BYJ (drama), and Boa & Bi (music) were selected as winners. For the game, Kim Namcheol, CEO at the Yedang Online was chosen as a winner.
Also for the planning/production category, Director Bong Joonho, Yoon Seokho PD, Lee Sooman, a board director at SM Entertainment, etc. were selected. Kim Kwangsoo, board director at the M-net Media, Park Jinyoung, CEo at the JYP Entertainment, etc, were chosen as winners in marketing category. Also Chung Hoontak, CEO at the Sidus HQ, Kim Jonghak, CEO at the Kim Jonghak Production, and Andre Kim , etc. also listed their names as winners.
The winners were processed with recommendations from entertainment reporters in various media and 21 media participated. As to the method of selection, they critically evaluated degree of contribution to promote national pride, accomplishment worthy of respect, and degree of contribution to community of mankind, etc.
Reported by Cha Heeyeon,firstname.lastname@example.org
Bae Young-Jun is currently shooting a historical drama on MBC called 'Taewangsasingi' (The King's Four Gods) in the North Jeju County, which is scheduled to be televised starting on June 25th. Also, Song Seung-Hun and Kwon Sang-Woo will shoot an action film called 'Sukmyeong' (Fate), using Jeju as a possible prime location.
The main setting for 'The King's Four Gods' civil war scene is planned to be shot at a current tourist location at North Jeju County’s Myosanbong Peak, an approximate 66,000 square meter site. The production costs for 'The King's Four Gods' was estimated at over 38,700,000,000 Korean won (about 41,770,097 USD) and is currently being promoted to be distributed to 90 countries worldwide.
The two 31 year old "Korean wave" stars Song Seun Hun and Kwon Sang-Woo, are to film 'Fate' beginning on May 20, for a period of a month and a half. In the film, Song Seung-Hun plays Kim Woo-Min, a loyal friend who has served time in prison from being falsely convicted of murder. Kwon Sang-Woo, on the other hand, plays the role of Jo Cheol-Jung, a character that foresees a tragic end due to his ambition.
The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province will be taking this great opportunity of turning the "Korean Wave" tourism into a commodity by building a "Korean Wave Cultural Center" later this year.
FATE: SSH and KSW are joined by Ji Sung (Save the Last Dance for Me, All In), Park Han Byul (Fantastic Couple, My Fair Lady), and Kim In Kwon (Love So Divine, My Wife is a Gangster 2).
======================================== Hallyu Heroine Returns With New Drama
By Chung Ah-young
Actress Choi Ji-woo, popular in Japan where she is affectionately called "Ji-woo Hime", (Princess Ji-woo), is coming back to her Korean fans.
She will perform in the MBC drama, "Air City" that will air in May and June, breaking a three-year hiatus.
Her last performance on television was in the SBS drama, "Stairway to Heaven" three years ago, in which she starred with actor Kwon Sang-woo.
She will play a heroine, "Han Do-kyong", an aspiring executive at an airport corporation who speaks five foreign languages. The heroine suffers a trauma involving her family.
"We've decided that Choi is appropriate for the role", said HB Entertainment, which is involved in the production.
The story revolves around various incidents at the airport such as drug smuggling and passport counterfeiting.
Actor Lee Jeong-jae is a strong candidate to be Choi's counterpart, according to HB Entertainment. Shooting will begin early this year and will be broadcast on weekends on MBC in May and June.
Choi has a large fanbase in Southeast Asia including Japan because she co-starred with actor Bae Yong-joon, better known as "Yonsama" to Japanese fans, in "Winter Sonata" in 2002, which was a smash hit in Asian countries.
Choi also starred in "Everybody has Secrets", acting with Lee Byeong-Heon. Her roles in "Beautiful Days" (2001), "Winter Sonata" (2002) and "Stairway to Heaven" (2003) boosted her popularity throughout Asia.
AIR CITY (MBC)
Every Saturday/Sunday at 9:40pm from 5/19/2007 to 7/22/2007 (20 Episodes)
Script Writers: Lee Sun Hee (Model, Unobstructed Love), Choi Wan Kyu (Joo Mong, All In)
Cast: Choi Ji Woo, Lee Jung Jae (1st TV series in 8 years, since '100 nights 2.98'), Lee Jin Wook, Moon Jung Hee
Theme Song: January by DBSK
Official Site: http://imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/aircity/
I watch Korean dramas too but I think my favorite is the comedy Non-Stop! (It had that Korean actress that killed herself later - Lee Eun Ju who was also in Taegukgi) Has anyone here seen Meteor Garden also? I know it's not Korean but it's one of my favorites too! Cheesy but good!