Friday, March 21, 2014

KBSWorld-Global Reach to Non-Korean Audiences Available on YouTube

Variety and other Interesting Shows Available on YouTube 
By KBSWorld

It seems that South Korea is finally recognizing the vast amount of non-Koreans that are watching their shows. A lot of shows and dramas may have been on youtube for awhile but it is only recently that more and more shows are now being made available with English subbing and some with Chinese subbing.  Here are just a few:

Sun-ye of Wonder Girls to go on Mission in Haiti

Wonder Girls' Sun-ye to go to Haiti for 5 years

Lee Dong Hae will Join God's Quiz 4

Super Junior's Lee Dong-hae to star in OCN 
"God's Quiz Season 4"
Source: star.moneytoday and Hancinema

Super Junior's Lee Dong-hae has been cast for the OCN drama "God's Quiz Season 4". According to SM Entertainment, Lee Dong-hae stars in the drama as Han Si-woo, an elite rookie at the Korean University Hospital Law Department where matters of rare diseases were dealt with.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Top 5 Dramas for 2013

My Top 5 Drama Picks for 2013

These are my picks for the top dramas that I've seen from 2013. Again, they are not arranged in no particular order as I love them all equally. This year was probably the easiest to pick my top five. Sure, I liked a lot of dramas in 2013 but there were very few that I LOVED! Compare it with your list for 2013:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

No Time? Try A K-Drama Short!

If Real Life Gets In The Way of Your Drama Time? 
Try A K-Drama Short!

I know a lot of us don't have time for the week to week or even the weekend dramas. Real life always gets you down and can interfere with your little time you have for entertainment. Here are some of the short dramas (4 and under episodes) that I've enjoyed in the last couple of years. I call these my "filler" dramas. It wasn't until I'd been watching dramas for a couple of years before I knew they even existed. I was under the impression that dramas were no less than 16 episodes. Imagine my surprise! If you haven't seen these dramas, they come highly recommended: FROM ME!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pivotal Moments from Soo Baek Hyang, Episode 101

We Have Come Full Circle From Episode 1
Soo Baek Hyang

Scene: Jinmu confronts Solhi at the Temple, part 1

Scene: Jinmu and Solhi at the Temple, part 2

Scene: Fantastic scene between Solnan and Solhi. Only Crown Prince could save her!

I swear! Last one!!
Scene: Solnan destroys the plant and makes Solhi realize what she has done!

These were definitely some of my favorite scenes from episode 101 as we come full circle, heading to the end of this drama. You cannot imagine how much I will miss this drama! It truly has put a damper on my drama watching and has soared to the top of my favorite sageuk as well as favorite drama ever list!

What were some of your favorite scenes?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Getty Makes Millions of Images For Use Free for Blogs

Getty Images Makes 35 Million Photos Free to Use Online

Getty Images began in 1997 and has made it a business of licensing stock photography to web sites. But in recent years, the company has been losing more and revenue from similar companies providing the same service.

Mom's Garden-Replacement Drama for Soo Baek Hyang starts March 17, 2014

Mom's Garden (2014)
With tears in my eyes, I am preparing for the end of what will definitely be my "cracktastic" drama for 2014, Soo Baek Hyang. However, surprisingly I am finding the replacement drama, Mom's Garden to be more and more interesting as time goes on. No, it won't replace the love I have for Soo Baek Hyang but I am definitely adding it to the top of my watch list beginning in April. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Latest in Dramas That I Can..Not..Find!!

Dramas I'm Looking Forward to Watching but Cannot Find Part Deux!!

Again, I'm putting out a S.O.S.. for dramas I would love to watch with english subs but cannot find. I was pretty successful with my last search (2 out of 3) so maybe if I try again, someone will remember seeing one of these dramas somewhere. So, on bended knees (again), I need your help!! Here are four dramas that I am desperately looking for with English subs. I've looked at all of the sites I know and so far I've not found one. So with your vast sources and experience, help a daily drama addict!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Lee Da Hee NOT Lee Da Hae in Big Man

Lee Da Hee is Cast in Big Man with Kang Ji Hwan and Choi Daniel

Actress Lee Da-hee is starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "Big Man". However her agency claims she hasn't made any sure decisions yet.

Park Jin-hee in MBC "Triangle - Drama" as profiler with Lee Beom Soo (Mini-Giant Reunion?)

Park Jin-hee Returns to Drama in MBC "Triangle - Drama"

Actress Park Jin-hee is starring in the MBC drama "Triangle - Drama". Her role of the profiler is a connection to Jang Dong-soo, the first detective of the three brothers acted out by Lee Beom-soo. She was specially employed by the police department. As important as any male in the drama, Park Jin-hee has many ties with the staff on this drama.

"Triangle - Drama" is written by Choi Wan-gyoo from last year's MBC drama "Guam Heo Jun" and produced by Yoo Yong-cheol. This is also the first reunion with Lee Beom-soo since the SBS drama "Giant" 4 years ago. It also appears that the writer has a unique affection for Park Jin-hee.

"Triangle - Drama" is about three brothers who get parted young and meet again as grown-ups. Lee Beom-soo and Si Wan are the eldest and youngest of the brothers and Song Seung-heon is a likely candidate for the second.

SourceNews.donga and Hancinema

My Thoughts: I'm a big fan of Park Jin-hee so this will be my 4 or 5th drama that I've watched of hers. Of course Choi Wan-gyoo already has me as a fan from GuAm Heo Jun last year, my 2nd ever daily drama (thanks Hulu)! Add to this, Lee Beom Soo (does the man ever rest), I am definitely adding this to my Plan to Watch list! How about you?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Funeral of Kuchon, In Animated Gifs-King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang

First Animated Gifs Honoring Kuchon's Funeral Scene from King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang, episode 89
The cleansing of her father in preparation for burial

Knowing that he is at peace and with her mother

Showing him how he is her only father

Letting him know that he will always be with you
This is the most beautiful (and sorrowful) funeral scene that I've ever encountered in a drama! I think I cried from beginning to end. Seo Hyun Jin managed to captivate and pull us deep into her sorrow as she mourned the passing of her father, Kuchon. I think this scene will remain with me for a long, long time! This scene truly sent her up my list of favorite actresses! Her acting has been impeccable in this drama. A drama sadly ignored by the viewers as well as the industry! I look forward to seeing her in more roles like this. Evil she does very well, this was my first experience seeing her in something else. She has managed to awe and amaze me!!

I've said it once and I will say it again: If you are NOT watching this drama; you must!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Great Move by CJ E&M to bring Korean Entertainment Globally

Leading the Charge of Korean Entertainment Contents beyond Asia, CJ E&M Successfully Sells TV Program Formats to Europe and Latin America

Friday, February 14, 2014

Drama News: You're Surrounded

Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won to star in "You're Surrounded"

Source: News.Nate and Hancinema
Actor Cha Seung-won and Lee Seung-gi are starring in the new SBS drama "You're Surrounded".
Contracts are being signed and first meet-ups are being settled by this week.

Cha Seung-won is coming back with a drama for the first time in 3 years since the 2011 MBC drama "The Greatest Love". Lee Seung-gi starred in the MBC drama "Gu Family Book" last year. The female star is likely to be Park Min-yeong.

"You're Surrounded" is a 20-part romance drama about four rookie detectives running for their dream and becoming righteous keepers of the law. It is written by Lee Jeong-seon from the KBS drama "Ojak Brothers" and produced by Yoo In-sik from "Salaryman".

My Thoughts: Well it is definitely the male cast that will have me running to watch this drama weekly. Unlike everyone else, Gu Family Book just didn't click with me but King 2Hearts left me well satisfied. And Cha Seung-won, with all of his family issues, hasn't been on the screen in awhile so I can only be happy to see him return again! Again. no thoughts on Park Min-Yeong, I'm just not a fan. But with the writer from Ojakgyo Brothers also gives me hope!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Japanese Drama Review for 2013-The Ones You May Not Have Heard Of

       Japanese Drama 
        2013 Year in Review    
           Romance, Drama, Comedy

Late but not forgotten! I love Japanese dramas! I feel in some genres like Medical, Suspense, Crime, Psychological, and Thriller, the Japanese excel. Let me take it one step further, only the Japanese can get me to watch High School dramas! Even I can’t watch the Korean ones! Though I love the Japanese dramas, I find them hard to find with English subs or on websites that I can comfortably watch. So, from year to year, I don’t get to watch as many as I want “I miss Dramacrazy TEARS”! Here are a few that I was able to watch and I enjoyed.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Drama Thoughts: Soo Baek Hyang~~The Last 25 Episodes-Where Can We Go From Here?

Thoughts and Scenarios for the Last 25 Episodes of
The King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang
As we head into the last 25 episodes (drama has now been cut from 120 to 110), we are trying hard to figure out what happens next

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Polite Rant: A Lie is a Lie; But Will the Truth set you Free?

Anatomy of Lying
When Lies Hurt and Why Does Solnan Lies
The King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang
****SPOILERS for viewers not up to episode 83 ***** 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hardcore and Raw: Review of Days of Wrath (The Punisher)

School Bullying, Rape, Abuse of Power, What ISN'T in Day of Wrath (aka The Punisher)
Written and directed by Shin Dong-Yeob, who brought us 100 Days With Mr. ArroganceFourth Period Murder Mystery, and Ditto. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Strain: Coming to FXNetwork this Summer

New Series Coming this Summer: The Strain
From the Director that brought us such movies as Mimic (1997), Blade II (2002),  Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and  Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) comes a new series that will be on FX Network this summer. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Year In Review: My Top 10 Movies That I Watched for 2013

One of the hardest things I found to do this year was not so much finding movies to watch (okay, losing Dramacrazy was a BIG blow) but finding movies that I actually liked. Occasionally, I do movies reviews here on my blog. But every Monday, I've been doing a movie review for Koreandramareviews blog for Movie Monday feature. As there are a lot of younger adults who visit the site and because I review only Korean movies, it is rare that I get to watch movies from other countries (other than the USA). 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

[HanCinema's Lists] The Top 5 Korean Period Films of All-Time

The Top 5 Korean Period Films of All-Time

Source: Hancinema

5. The Grand Heist (2012)
Must find!!

4. Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon (2011)
I have yet to finish this. Not sure why.

3. The Face Reader (2013)
Very good movie! The evilness of Grand Prince Su Yang couldn't have been any clearer!

2. The King and the Clown (2005)
Solidified my Lee Joon Ki fandom!

1. Masquerade (2012)
Lee Byung Heon blew me away!! It is really hard playing two roles but he did it in spades!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Drama Love? Bad Choices!

When the Love of an Actor Takes Over Your Drama Sanity
Top 10 Dramas I Hated But Watched Because.....

You ever watch a drama and wonder why in the world you did? Okay, maybe it is just me. Sometimes I just can't help it! There are some actors (I'll highlight them in blue) that I will watch them shovel dirt and be happy; others I will watch a horrible drama or movie and curse the director or writer for putting together such trash! This time I will stick to dramas; short and sweet, to the point. Here are top 10 dramas that I hated but watched them...well, you will see why.

Dae Jang Geum 2 is Coming!!

MBC confirms "Dae Jang Geum 2"
New MBC drama "Dae Jang Geum 2" has been drawn up for fall. "Pacheon-hwang" has been indefinitely postponed. "Pacheon-hwang" is a political action drama about establishment of the Chosun. Written by Kim Yeong-hyeon and Park Sang-yeon and produced by Park Hong-gyoon, the cast of "Pacheon-hwang" stars Han Seok-Kyu and Cha Seung-won but has been postponed till further notice.

Sunday, January 5, 2014