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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 01:18
Keywords of April original series lineups: female-centric and comedy
Female-centric and comedy are the two keywords of the upcoming series lineups at pay TV and streaming platforms in April. Netflix and JTBC will be rolling out the female-oriented series, “Queenmaker” and “Dr. Cha” this month.
Celebrity chef Paik Jong-won takes his business skills to next level with 'The Genius Paik'
Celebrity chef and restaurant business owner Paik Jong-won is putting his skill to use to introduce Korean food to people around the world who are unfamiliar with the cuisine. TvN's new reality show “The Genius Paik,” scheduled to premiere on April 2, invites Paik and a group of celebrities to start their own restaurants in other countries where locals have had few chances of...
Generation Z entrepreneurs turn oyster shells into trendy dish soap
Oysters are considered an affordable and wholesome ingredient in Korea, unlike some western countries. Here, they are found in different dishes such as soups, kimchi, and rice and are often eaten deep-fried or raw. Korea has become the second-largest oyster exporter in the world, after China, producing over 300,000 tons of oysters in 2020 alone, according to the Organization ...
[INTERVIEW] Choi Min-sik, Lee Dong-hwi on creating Korean-style noir with 'Big Bet'
The Disney+ Korean original series, “Big Bet,” explores the dark, macho world of casinos through the eyes of its lead character, Cha Mu-sik, a Korean casino mogul in the Philippines. Actor Choi Min-sik, who played the role of Cha, shared that he wanted to emphasize the Korean sentiment in this crime noir series.
Kim Min-gyu, Go Bo-gyeol bid farewell to 'The Heavenly Idol'
Actors Kim Min-gyu and Go Bo-gyeol, who led tvN's recent series, “The Heavenly Idol,” thanked the fans as they bid farewell to the series. The comedy fantasy series, based on the web novel of the same name, follows a priest named Lembrary (Kim) from a fictional world, waking up in the modern world as a failed K-pop singer Woo Yeon-woo.
Han Suk-kyu on return of 'Dr. Romantic' with Season 3
Actor Han Suk-kyu expressed excitement about the return of the SBS hit series “Dr. Romantic” with the third season after three years. The medical series revolves around a group of medical staff working at a small hospital, called Dol Dam Hospital, in a remote countryside area.
Yoo Yeon-seok threatens to sue people spreading accusations about him
Actor Yoo Yeon-seok's agency, King Kong by Starship, said it will take strong legal action against people spreading accusations online that the actor humiliated a security guard at his apartment complex. “We've confirmed with the actor that the following rumor is completely untrue. We plan to file a criminal charge of defamation for the false spread of information by the pers...
Lee Som, Ahn Jae-hong to play married couple in Tving's new series
Actors Lee Som and Ahn Jae-hong will co-lead Tving's new original series, tentatively titled “LTNS”, which is short for “Long Time No Sex.” The local streaming platform announced that the two will be playing a married couple in the upcoming comedy series, Wednesday.
Revenge rises as key theme in K-dramas
It's no secret that Korean drama series are increasingly focused on revenge, offering a sense of catharsis through eye-for-an-eye storylines. This compelling theme of justice being served in dramas such as Netflix's newest Korean original series “The Glory” and SBS crime series “Taxi Driver 2” has resonated with many viewers, taking these shows to the top of the rankings char...
SF9's Jaeyoon starts mandatory military service
Singer Lee Jae-yoon, who is better known as Jaeyoon of K-pop boy band SF9, enlisted in the military to begin his mandatory military service, Tuesday. The singer's agency, FNC Entertainment, announced that Jaeyoon is scheduled to enter an Army training center without disclosing the location, explaining that there won't be a farewell event for fans at the camp's entrance.