Monday, December 1, 2008

I LOVE YOU, DON'T CRY (Lee Jung Jin, Lee Yu Ri, Lee Sang Yoon)


Story : Lee Yuri and Lee Jung Jin will be playing lovers with different personalities/background and the drama will be centering on their family issues.
Lee Yuri plays "Jo Mi Su" 조미수, a girl who is facing unemployment and have been working side jobs.
Lee Jung Jin plays "Han Young Min" 한영민, an architect who is a university lecturer in his free time.
Young Min who was going to get engaged to Seo Young until Jun, his son with his ex-girlfriend "Jae Hee" was 'dumped' to him on his engagement day as "Jae Hee" had gotten married and was leaving korea immediately and Seo Young broke up with him because of it.
Meanwhile, a jobless Mi Su was hired by Young Min to take care of Jun as he was clueless and too busy look after him as he had to deal with his own losses.

Character Descriptions

Jo Mi Su (Female, 26 years old):

Bright and honest. She has a warm personality and has a completely natural face. A good quality of hers is that she becomes friends with anyone easily because of her great personality. Her mom is the person that she loves the most in the whole life. Her relation with Hyun Woo is more than the feelings of a friend but less than a lover and he is the closest man in her life besides her dead father until the appearance of Young Min..

Han Young Min (Male, 32 years old):

A young and famous architect, Young Min was raised by his grandfather, uncle and aunt after his parents died in a car accident. He's the future son-in-law of President Lee (University Principal). Starting next quarter of school, he will become an official staff in school. He'll work as a part-time college lecturer in the same place where Seo Young whom he had gotten engaged to works as well. His whole life was badly shaken when Jae Hee, the woman he had loved deeply during his college days suddenly appeared and dumped a six year old boy "Jun" to him after telling him that Jun is his son before leaving Korea.

Jang Hyun Woo (Male, 27 years old):

Hyun Woo works in the post of the graduate student under Seo Young's father.He has a nice body, good personality, smart and is popular with women. He may seem like a playboy, but he's honest towards his feeling for Mi Su as her best friend. He becomes uneasy when he feels that his feelings for Mi Su have surpassed the feelings of friendship but he is unable to confess to her as he wanted to keep her by his side as he knew that she had fallen for Young Min.

Min Seo Young (Female, 30 years old):
Daughter of President Lee and a full time college lecturer. Rather than looking intellectual, she is gorgeous, passionate and simple minded. And of course, she is also selfish and has a rude personality. She immediately called off her engagement and broke off with Young Min when Jun appears.

Mi Su's family

Im Young Soon (Female): Mi Su's Grandmother

Mun Soo Ja (Female, 56 years old): Mi Su's mom

Jo Tae Sup (Male, 33 years old): Mi Su's older brother and college lecturer

Jo Mi Sun (Female, 30 years old): Mi Su's older sister

Kim Hyun Joo (Female, 30 years old): Jo Tae Sup's wife, stewardess

Mun Shin Ja (Female, 47 years old): Mi Su's aunt

Yoon Mi (Female, 7 years old): Mi Sun's eldest daughter, she's completely like an ahjumma/old lady. Does a lot of scolding

Yoon Ji (Female, 5 years old): Pretty and behaves like a spoilt child

Shin Bi (Female, 2 years old): Tae Sup and Hyun Joo's daughter

Young Min's family

Han Kyu Il(Male, 70 years old): Young Min's grandfather

Han Young Ok (Female, 57 years old): Young Min's aunt.

She took in Young Min after his parents and treated him like her own son as she was unable to have any children.
She tried her best to help Young Min when Jun suddenly appears from the United States and the marriage that would have lead to Young Min's success was blocked by her almost niece-in-law, Seo Young after Jun's existence was known.

Bae Dae Sung (Male, 57 years old): Young Min' s uncle in-law

Although he works as a tile retail dealer, he likes to cheat people as well. He's not bad originally in nature but he talks in a really loud way.

Jae Hee (Female, 30 years old) : Young Min's ex-girlfriend while he was studying abroad.

Jun (Male, 6 years old): Bright and playful, Young Min's son with Jae Hee.

Yoo In Young (Female, 33 years old): Editor that makes advertisement magazines for a coffee company. Young Min's college friend

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Prince / 莱卡青蛙王子 / Lai Ka Qing Wa Wang Zi


My Prince tells the story about an ordinary family, a mother who loves money and her four handsome sons. Li Xiu Yun's biggest wish is to see her sons get married to some rich girl. She's lazy and spends most of her time gambling or talking with the neighbors, letting her sons run the household and her small flower shop. Her oldest son, Zhi Kai, works as a team leader in a company. He's very serious about work and cares a lot for his family. Second son, Zhi Wen, is a unknown model. He's popular among the girls and likes spending his spare time by bars and clubs, flirting with girls. Of course his big brother has to then help him pay the bills. Zhi Chen, the third son, is more quiet and doesn't talk much. He works in a wine bar as a bartender. The youngest of them all, Zhi Xiao, is very helpful and helps his mother run the flower shop. He's good at doing handworks. When he was little he got very high fever, which turned him to both deaf and mute. But he still keeps smiling like nothing has happened. Everyone like him and his brothers are all very protective of him.

Zhong Kai (钟凯) - Li Zhi Kai

Wu DiWen (巫迪æ–‡) - Li Zhi Wen

hang XiaoChen (å¼ æ™“æâ„¢¨) - Li ZhiChen

Song XiaoBo (å®â€¹æ™“波) - Li Zhi Xiao

Wu JianFei (å?´å»ºé£Å¾) - Han Fei

Official Blogs:
Zhong Kai:
Wu DiWen:
Zhang XiaoChen:
Song XiaoBo:
Wu JianFei:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Boys before flowers

The new Korean drama, Boys before flowers, recently revealed the casting crew and some details of the upcoming drama.

This is a drama that has romance and comedy written all over it, and is getting set to broadcast on KBS2. The drama is planning to air this winter and finish next year on February. This is another remake of the hit Japanese comic book, Hana Yori Dango.

Koo Hye Sun is going to play Yeon Woo (Makino Tsukishi), Lee Min Ho is playing Goo Joon Pyo (Domyouji Tsukasa) Kim Hyun Joong is going to play Yoon Ji Hoo (Rui Hanazawa), Kim Bum is going to play So Yi Jung (Sojiroh Nishikado), and Kim Joon is going to play Song Woo Bin (Akira Mimasaka).

This new drama has 24 episodes and is about a girl named Yeon Woo, which is just an average girl, that owns a dry-cleaning shop with her family that is located near the rich and well-known Shin Hwa College. Yeon Woo bumps into the four most richest and spoiled boys while she is delivering laundry to the school. This rich, spoiled boys are known as the F4 and will cause trouble to people who try to speak against or about them.

It is airing on Mondays and Tuesdays in Korea.
kim bum
real name : kim sang bum
born : 7 july 1989
body :179cm, 62kg

lee min ho
born : 22 june 1987
body : 185 cm

kim joon
real name : kim hyung joon
born : 3 feb 1985
body : 183 64 kg

kim hyun joong
born : 6 june 1986
body : 180 cm ,68 kg

Taiwanese Version (Meteor Garden) and Japanese Version (Hana Yori Dango) have a great chemistry between the 2 leads.

Jerry Yan and Barbie Xu

Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao

…..and now the Korean version

Lee Min Ho and Goo Hye Sun

-----Chemistry between the love triangles-----

Lee Min Ho, Goo Hye Sun, and Kim Hyung Joong

-----Chemistry between the lei/rui-jing/shizuka relationships-----

Kim Hyung Joong and Han Chae Young

-----Chemistry between the sister-brother relationship-----

Lee Min Ho and Han Go Eun

----Chemistry between the fan-idol relationship-----

Goo Hye Sun and Han Chae Young

-----Chemistry between the F4-----

Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyung Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joong

-----Chemistry between the F4 and shan cai/makino-----

Kim Joong, Lee Min Ho, Goo Hye Sun, Kim Hyung Joong, and Kim Bum

Shan Cai-----Makino Tsukushi-----Yeon Woo

Dao Ming Si-----Domyouji Tsukasa-----Goo Joon Pyo

Hua Ze Lei-----Hanazawa Rui-----Yoon Ji Hoo

Xi Men-----Nishikado Sojiro-----So Yi Jung

Mei Zuo-----Mimasaka Akira-----Song Woo Bin


Teng Tang Jing-----Todo Shizuka-----?

Dao Ming Zhuang-----Domyouji Tsubaki-----?

(Shan Cai's Father)-----Makino Haruo-----?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

바람의 나라 / The Kingdom of The Winds

Title: 바람의 나라 / The Kingdom of The Winds
Also known as: Country of Wind / The Land of Wind
Chines title : 风之国
Genre: Period Drama, Fantasy
Episodes: 36
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Sept-04 to 2009-Jan-08
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)
The drama about the life of Jumong’s grandson, Moo Hyul, who later became Daemusin.
Song Il Gook as Prince Moo Hyul / Daemusin
Choi Jung Won as Princess Yeon
Park Gun Hyung as Prince Do Jin
Jung Jin Young as King Yuri
Extended Cast
Kim Hye Ri as Lady Mi Yoo (Yeo Jin’s mother)
Lee Jong Won as Prince Hae Myeong (Moo Hyul’s brother)
Kim Hye Sung as Prince Yeo Jin
Oh Yoon Ah as Hye Ap
Kim Jae Wook as Chu Bal So
Jang Tae Sung as Ma Ro (Moo Hyul’s friend)
Kim Sang Ho as Ma Hwang
Park Sang Wook as Gwi Yoo
Han Jin Hee as King Daeso
Park Jung Hak as Sa Goo
Im Jung Eun as Princess Se Ryu
Kim Byung Gi as Sang Ga
Kim Gyu Chul as Myung Jin
Kim Won Hyo as Gong Chan
Jung Da Bin as young Princess Se Ryu
?? as Queen Seohwa (Seryu & Moo Hyul’s mother)
?? as Tak Rok
?? as Bae Geuk

Monday, October 20, 2008

내사랑 금지옥엽 / My Precious Child

Title: 내사랑 금지옥엽 / My Precious Child
Also known as: My Beloved Children / My Beloved Gem
Chinese title : 我的爱金枝玉叶
Genre: Family
Episodes: 50
Broadcast network: KBS2
After their parents’ divorce, Jang In Ho took care of her younger brother, Shin Ho. In Ho is a radio PD who meets a man with the same first name as her. Lee In Ho is talented singer and composer and is also divorced. He has a dark past as his father committed suicide after his business failure. When they first meet, they don’t get along with each other but as time passes, they begin to fall for each other.
Kim Sung Sooas Jeon Seol / Lee In Ho
Lee Tae Ran as Jang In Ho
Extended Cast
Ji Hyun Woo as Jang Shin Ho
Song Joong Ki as Jang Jin Ho
Park In Hwan as Jang Il Nam (In Ho, Shin Ho & Jin Ho’s father)
Yoo In Young as Baek Se Ra
Park Joon Gyu as Baek Joon Shik (Jae Ra & Se Ra’s father)
Park Hae Mi as Nam Joo Ri (Jae Ra & Se Ra’s mother)
Hong Soo Ah as Baek Jae Ra
Hong Ah Reum (홍아름) as Kim Bo Ri
Na Moon Hee as Song In Soon (Il Nam’s ex-wife)
Kim Tae Ho as Ha Dong Woo / Alex
Yoon Hae Young as Park Jem Ma
Choi Soo Rin as Seo Young Joo
Shin Ki Joon (신기준) as Lee Eun Woo
Kim Soo Jung (김수정) as Lee Ji Woo
Kim Sang Ho (김산호) as Kang Min
Choi Yoon So as Han Yoo Jin
Production Credits
Director: Lee Eung Jin
Screenwriter: Park Hyun Joo
Producer: Lee Hyun Wook (이현욱), Byun Sang Chul (변상철)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

환상의 커플 / Couple of Fantasy / Couple of Trouble

Couple of Fantasy / Couple of Trouble
Title: 환상의 커플
Also known as: Fantasy Couple (lit. translation) / Couple or Trouble (MBC Global Media)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-14 to 2006-Dec-3
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40

This series is based on the 1987 American movie Overboard. Anna Jo (Han Ye Seul) is a rude, feisty, and audacious American-bred heiress who can never be satisfied. She returns to Korea only to continue being a controlling wife to her already cowardly husband, Billy Park (Kim Sung Min). When her yacht gets stuck for repairs, she hires local handyman Jang Chul Soo (Oh Ji Ho) to fix her shower, but when they have a heated spat over her dissatisfaction and non payment, she pushes him overboard and dunks his tools into the ocean right along with him. Later, after a quarrel with Billy that threatens to end their marriage, she herself gets drunkenly pitched overboard and falls victim to a bad case of amnesia.

Han Ye Seul as Anna Jo / Na Sang Shil
Oh Ji Ho as Jang Chul Soo
Kim Sung Min as Billy Park
Park Han Byul as Oh Yoo Kyung

Extended Casts:
Kim Kwang Kyo (김광규) as Gong Sil Jang
Kim Jung Wook as Ha Deok Ku
Lee Mi Young as Oh Kye Joo (Deok Ku's mother)
Jung Soo Young (정수영) as Kang Ja
Lee Suk Min (이석민) as Jang Joon Seok
Kim Tae Yoon (김태윤) as Jang Yoon Seok
Park Joon Mok (박준목) as Jang Geun Seok

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

헬로 애기씨 / Hello! Miss

OST : 헬로 애기씨 / Hello! Miss


  • Title: 헬로 애기씨 / Hello! Miss
  • Also known as: Hello! Baby / Hello! My Lady
  • Previously known as: 프라이드 / Pride
  • Episodes: 16
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy


Lee Soo Ha, 38th granddaughter of the Jae Ahn Lee clan and owner of the clan manor Hwa Ahn Dang, is trying to save the place from going bankrupt. Hwang Dong Gyu, oldest grandson of the president of TOP Group, is trying to buy Hwa Ahn Dang because his grandfather, who was once a servant at the manor, cannot rest in peace unless he spends his last days in Hwa Ahn Dang's master suite. Hwang Chan Min, Dong Gyu's playboy cousin, is his rival in business and love. Enter Seo Hwa Ran, a model who has a secret history with and a secret plan for Hwa Ahn Dang (and Chan Min), and Lee Joon Yong, Soo Ha's brother and Chan Min's friend who can't forget a girl from Hwa Ahn Dang he knew when he was a kid...

This drama is adapted from the novel, "Kimchi Mandu."


Extended Cast

Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy


  • Title: 건빵선생과 별사탕 / Geon-bbang-seon-saeng-kwa Byeol-sa-tang
  • Also known as: Hardtack Teacher and Star Candy (YesAsia) / Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy / Hello My Teacher
  • Genre: Drama, School, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: SBS


Na Bori (Gong Hyo Jin) is a 25 year old woman who desperately wants to be a teacher at the high school she was kicked out of due misunderstanding with her teachers over injuring a group of male classmates. After getting her GED, she rejects job offers from other high schools and works on becoming a teacher at her old high school so she could work side by side with her high school love interest, the art teacher Ji Hyun Woo (Kim Da Hyun). However, the only thing that enables her to get the coveted job is by signing a contract to essentially babysit Park Tae In (Gong Yoo), a troublemaker who attends the same high school. Tae In, a lonely youth, quickly becomes the "jjang", or "king" of the high school, and enjoys playing mean tricks on Bori whose easygoing personality attracts the majority of her students. Noh Jemma (Choi Yeo Jin) is jealous of the relationship between Bori and Tae In, and goes out of her way to get Bori kicked out but she's not the only one against them...


Extended Cast

Production Credits

마녀유희/Witch Amusement / Witch Yoo Hee / A Witch in Love

OST Witch Amusement


  • Title: 마녀유희
  • English Title: Witch Amusement / Witch Yoo Hee / A Witch in Love
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Theme Song: Oon myung eh jang nan by MC Jinri (feat. HaHa)
  • Insert Song: If by Jun Hye Bin


As the director of her father's advertising company, Ma Yoo Hee (Han Ga In) is known as a witch for her ruthless, no nonsense character. After a string of failed attempts to hire a housekeeper, she (literally) runs into Chae Moo Ryong (Jae Hee), ex-medical student turned aspiring chef. As a way to work off his debt for crashing into her car, he agrees to become her housekeeper and personal love affairs coach for one month. Gladly, he gives her a makeover that attracts both her old friend Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and her first love Joon Ha (Kim Jeong Hoon). Despite having a girlfriend, Sung Mi (Jun Hye Bin), Moo Ryong eventually finds himself falling for Yoo Hee.


Extended Cast

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Prince turn into Frog / 王子變青蛙

Genre: Romantic Comedy

* Title: 王子變青蛙 / Wang Zi Bian Qing Wa
* Also known as: Prince turn into Frog / Prince who turned into a Frog / Frog Prince
* Genre: Romance / Comedy
* Episodes: 20
* Broadcast network: TTV / SETTV
* Broadcast period: 2005-Jun-05 to 2005-Oct-16
* Air time: 21:30 - 23:00
* Opening theme song: Mi Huan Ji (迷魂計) Enchanting Trick by 183 Club
* Ending theme song: Zhen Ai (真愛) Pure Love by 183 Club


Shan Jun Hao, the CEO to a large hotel chain, is the stereotypical heir – spoiled, coldhearted, and ruthless. He meets Ye Tian Yu, a schemer and somewhat of a gold-digger and after a series of events, Tian Yu “accidentally” runs Jun Hao over. Turns out, Jun Hao has lost all of his memories and became a kindhearted and loving person. Just when love is in the air, Jun Hao’s family came looking for him and he has a fiancée who loves and misses him. Some more “accidents” occurred, and Jun Hao lost all of his memories of Tian Yu and went back to being a spoiled heir. However, Tian Yu fights for their love even though Jun Hao thinks of her as a lying schemer. Will Jun Hao remember his love for Tian Yu? Who will Jun Hao choose? And who is the person causing all the “accidents”?

* Ming Dao as Shan Jun Hao 單均昊
* Sam Wang as Xu Zi Qian 徐子騫
* Chen Qiao En as Ye Tian Yu 葉天瑜
* Zhao Hong Qiao as Fan Yun Xi 范芸熙
* Gino as Zhang Ming Han 張明寒
* Su Li Xin as Su Li Xin 蘇立欣
* Wang Juan as Chen Jin Zhi 陳金枝
* Li Dai Ling (李黛玲) as Jiang Cai Yue 江采月
* Huang Yu Rong as Li Da Wei 李大偉
* Zhao Shun as Tang Shun Ming 唐順明
* Cheng Bo Ren (程伯仁) as Li Tong Luo 李銅鑼
* Anthony as Ye Zheng Zhe 葉正哲
* Yun Zhong Yue (雲中岳) as Shan Yao Rong 單耀榮
* Lu Man Yin (呂曼茵) as Wu Yue Jiao 月嬌 / Wu Feng Jiao 鳳嬌
* Qiu Long Jie (邱隆杰) as Tong Hua Shun 童花順
* Na Wei Xun as Chuan Yu Nan
* Hu Pei Wei as Wang Pin Sheng
* Yang Hao (楊浩) as Gary
* Yan Xing Shu as Xie Quan 謝全
* Jacky Zhu as Huang Mai Ke 黃麥克
* Sun Xing
* Hu Kang Xing (胡康星) as Ah Sheng 阿勝
* Renzo Liu as Ding Yuan Xun 丁元勳

Production Credits

* Producer: Chen Yu San
* Director: Liu Jun Jie 劉俊傑, Chen Ming Zhang

Review by Mei

While watching this drama and even after it, the first thing that came to my mind – was this a remake of the Korean Drama “Save the Last Dance for Me”? There are many similarities, including both featured a successful heir, the other guy plotting to kill him, the heir loses the memory, and after some accident he loses the memory of the time he spent away from his family but remembers everything else. Then the main girl character would come and work for the heir. I don’t believe these similarities are truly coincidental.

First of all, the acting in this drama were very credible. Ming Dao successful executed his role as a spoiled and ruthless heir while Chen Qiao An can act like a liar and a good girl. Sam Wong expressed his character as the best friend with a secret hatred, and Zhao Hong Qiao was the perfectly groomed girl but can also act psychotic when she needed to.

The music in the drama complements the drama well; the introduction gives the idea of a scheme that someone might be implementing, and the conclusion depicts the merit of true love.

Overall rating: 3.5/5. I believe that my prior knowledge in “Save the Last Dance for Me” interfered with my liking of this drama. It was too predictable, something that I do not like in dramas. I think dramas should show the audience surprises not seen in other dramas, but I can guess exactly what will happen in this drama. Despite the good action, acting, romance, and comedy in this drama, I did not like it as much. If you wish to watch this drama, be sure you haven’t watched “Save the Last Dance for Me” or else the plot would be totally ruined. I imagine if you haven’t watched “Save the Last Dance for Me” and you watch this drama, you will enjoy seeing the twists and turns.

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