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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 01:22
'Peak Time' brings spotlights to underrated K-pop groups
The producers of JTBC's music competition show “Sing Again” have teamed up - again - for the new survival show, “Peak Time,” to offer a second chance to lesser-known, underrated K-pop singers. The network's new music show, which kicked off Wednesday, invites 24 boy groups who have not been able to perform for various reasons; like being disbanded, under indefinite hiatus, or ...
Music show 'Webtoon Singer' to mix comics with K-pop
It is not surprising for creators to seek collaboration between different forms of pop culture. Now, a collaboration between the well-established K-pop form and the emerging webtoon forms is opening up new source materials for various adaptations.
TXT, Le Sserafim top Oricon album and singles chart
K-pop groups TXT and Le Sserafim have topped the Oricon weekly combined chart for albums and singles respectively. According to the chart by the Japanese music company, Oricon, released Friday, TXT landed No.1 on the weekly combined album chart for the last week of January - from Jan. 23 to 29 - with its fifth mini-album “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION.”
[INTERVIEW] Disney+ 'Big Bet' director on portraying greed and desire
Disney+'s Korean original series “Big Bet” invites viewers into the clandestine world of casinos. According to the series' writer and director Kang Yoon-sung, the story is about money, hunger, greed and thirst. “When I describe 'Big Bet,' I always say 'this is a story about moths flying toward the lantern that is the casino. I wanted the story to be about people, fueled with ...
Park Hyung-sik to play crown prince in tvN series 'Our Blooming Youth'
Singer and actor Park Hyung-sik has teamed up with director Lee Jong-jae of the 2018 period rom-com “100 Days My Prince” to play the role of a royal prince in tvN's new series “Our Blooming Youth.” “I haven't done a period series for a long time,” Park said during an online press conference for the series, Wednesday.
[INTERVIEW] A touch of authenticity in Korea's Mexican cuisine scene
In Korea, taco is often used as an equivalent term for Mexican cuisine. Looking up the word “taco” on an online map will show the results for Mexican restaurants nearby whether they sell the dish or not. The food, made with flour tortillas, often has Korean-sourced ingredients that give it a very Korean twist. The majority of restaurants here try to adapt the food to local pr...
[INTERVIEW] Production company AStory expects great success with 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' franchise
About half a year has passed since the legal drama series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” became tremendously popular not only in Korea but also globally, topping Netflix's streaming chart for non-English drama series, for nine weeks following its release in June. Nonetheless, the series' popularity is yet to lose its flame. With its franchise, the series' production company, AS...
Kim Jung-hyun returns to small screen with 'Kokdu: Season of Deity'
Kim Jung-hyun has made his small screen comeback after a three-year hiatus with the title role in the MBC's new romantic comedy series “Kokdu: Season of Deity.” The fantasy romance series, which premiered Friday, revolves around a god of death called Kokdu (Kim) and ER doctor Han Gye-jeol (Im Soo-hyang).
ENA's new dating show to spotlight young adult's romance
Seeking to cash in on the popularity of dating shows in the entertainment scene, ENA's new show “Myeongdong Sarangbang,” which is interpreted as “Myeongdong Dating Room,” is set out to win viewers across generations with a retro-style blind date of young adults.
Jang Keun-suk steps out of his comfort zone with 'The Bait'
Actor Jang Keun-suk said that his small screen return after five years to play the the lead role of Ku Do-han in Coupang Play's new original series “The Bait” was a new challenge in his career to break him out of his comfort zone.