Tuesday, September 23, 2008

바람의 화원 / The Painter of the Wind

Title: 바람의 화원 / The Painter of the Wind
Also known as: Wind’s Flower Garden / Garden of the Wind
Chinese title : 风之花园
Genre: Period
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Shin Yun Bok is a talented painter who disguises herself as a boy to search for her father’s murderer and meets a master painter who guided her into being a great painter. Kim Hong Do is the man who teaches Yoon Bok how to paint and they develop a strong friendship of mentor and disciple.
Moon Geun Young as Shin Yoon Bok
Park Shin Yang as Kim Hong Do
Park Jin Woo
Extended Cast
Bae Soo Bin as King Jeong Jo
Moon Chae Won as Jeong Hyang
Han Jung Soo
Lee Joon
Ryu Seung Ryong
Yoon Bong Gil
??? as Shin Han Pyeong (Yoon Bok’s adopted father)
??? as Seo Jing
Production Credits
Original Work: Novel by Lee Jung Myung
Director: Jung Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Lee Eun Young

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Lucky Star/放羊的星星 / Fang Yang De Xing Xing


放羊的星星 / Fang Yang De Xing Xing/MY LUCKY STAR



Like the boy who cried wolf, Xia Zhi Xing had lied one too many times. So when she did tell the truth, nobody believed her except for the most unlikely person, Zhong Tian Qi, a runaway young master of a jewelry empire. His belief in her inspired her to become a real jewelry designer instead of a lying, scheming jewelry con artist. In the process, she taught him the real value of jewels that he is destined to inherit.


Production credits

微笑 Pasta / Wei Xiao Pasta/ Smile Pasta

Title: 微笑 Pasta / Wei Xiao Pasta
Also known as: Smiling Pasta / Smile Pasta / Sonria Pasta
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Episodes: 17
Broadcast network: TTV / SETTV
Broadcast period: 2006 Jul 16 - 2006 Nov 5
Air time: Sundays 21:30 to 23:00 / Saturdays 21:00 to 22:30
Opening theme song: Cai Hong De Wei Xiao by Cyndi Wang
Ending theme song: Bei Ji Xing De Yan Lei by Nicholas Teo
Insert songs: See Smiling Pasta OST

Xiao Shi is a girl who has gone through many short relationships, 17 to be exact, not one lasting more than 3 months hence, she was cursed with a three-month curse. After being dumped by her 17th boyfriend, the world looks grimmer than ever. At that time, a famous idol, He Qun runs past, bumps into Xiao Shi, and they end up "kissing" on the street. Paparazzi swarmed by and to avoid a bad reputation, He Qun’s manager declared Xiao Shi as He Qun’s girlfriend of one year and fiancée. Thus, a love contract was made. This story is about how the couple learns to like each other after having disagreements in the beginning, as well as fighting the injustices the media throw at them. Will Xiao Shi finally break her 3 month curse?


Cyndi Wang as Cheng Xiao Shi / 成曉詩
Nicholas Teo as He Qun / 何群
Gino as He Rui Zhe / Ah Zhe / 阿哲
Zhao Hong Qiao as Rita
Jian Chang (檢場) as Cheng Gang / 成剛
Zhao Shun as Cheng Jin / 成金
Wang Juan (王娟) as Chen Lin Ma Li / 成林瑪麗
Hu Kang Xing (胡康星) as Cheng Ming / 成銘
Song Zhi Ai as Huang Qian Hui / 黃千慧
Wu Zhen Ya (吳震亞) as Lei Long / 雷龍
Shen Meng Sheng as He Meng Yuan / 何孟元
Bao Zheng Fang (鲍正芳) as Bi Li Ling / 毕丽铃
Di Zhi Jie as Vincent
Wei Ru as Xiao Rou
Darren as Wei Zai
Vivienne Lee as Xing Ren Cha / 杏仁茶
Chen Yi Han as Tian Xin / 田欣 (ep 15)
Leon Jay Williams as Xia Tian / 夏天 (ep 15)
Pan Yi Jun as Betty (ep 15)
Fang Zi Xuan as Reporter (ep 14)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

달자의 봄 / Dal Ja's Spring

* Title: 달자의 봄 / Dal Ja's Spring
* Also known as: The Spring of Oh Dal Ja
* Episodes: 22
* Broadcast network: KBS2

* Chae Rim as Oh Dal Ja
* Lee Min Ki as Kang Tae Bong
* Lee Hyun Woo as Uhm Gi Joong
* Lee Hye Young as Wee Seon Joo
* Gong Hyeong Jin as Shin Sae Do

‘Dalja’s Spring’ is the story of Dalja, a 33-year old single at a crossroad of whether to remain single or get married before she gets older. The drama aims to comically and candidly portray the reality and undying pursuit of romance of a thirty something single woman.

The love triangle of Dalja, Taebong and Gijoong brews conflicts over love versus marriage. Taebong, a hunk six years younger than Dalja, works as substitute dates and becomes Dalja’s fake boyfriend. Gijoong is the type who dreams of an ideal and rational courtship. The drama also highlights the life and work of women in their thirties through Dalja who is a talented managing director at a home shopping channel.

Monday, September 8, 2008

베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus

Title: 베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus
Chinese title : 贝多芬病毒
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-10 to 2008-Oct-30
Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)
Kang Gun Woo is an orchestra conductor in his 40’s. He is an elite workaholic conductor who has a very bad reputation. He is known as someone who will do absolutely anything in order to create the very best music. However, due to his self-righteous and stubborn personality he thinks that only his thoughts are correct which makes him unable to form good relationships with those around him. He meets Du Ru Mi, a violinist, and a trumpet player who has the same name as him, and together they form a love triangle.
Kim Myung Min as Kang Gun Woo (Conductor)
Lee Ji Ah as Du Ru Mi (Violin)
Jang Geun Suk as Kang Gun Woo (Trumpet)
Extended Cast
Lee Soon Jae as Kim Gab Yong (Oboe)
Hyun Jyu Ni as Ha Yi Deun (Flute)
Song Ok Sook as Jung Hee Yun (Cello)
Park Chul Min as Bae Yong Gi (Trumpet)
Jung Suk Yong as Park Hyuk Kwon (Double Bass)
Kwon Oh Joong

Chun Ja's happy events" '춘자네 경사났네

Seo Ji Hye and Go Doo Shim to lead in MBC new daily drama "Chun Ja's happy events" '춘자네 경사났네 to air on MBC on 19th may at 7:45 p.m korean time as a pair of mother "Hwang Chun Ja" and daughter "Yun Bun Hong" who are like a pair of friends who help each other in facing ordeals and and prejudices in their lives. Yun Bun Hong 연분홍 (Seo Ji Hye) later becomes an unwed mother-to-be after being betrayed by the man she loves who's the son of an island rich man.
She was mistaken to be the girlfriend of Lee Joo Young, her co-worker by his brother "Joo Hyuk" (Joo Sang Wook) when he sees the ring that she was holding in her hand {which Sun Hee had left behind, Joo Hyuk has an identical ring} after Joo Young and his real girl friend 'Sun Hee' who was Bun Hong's best friend died in an accident. She was then brought into the wealthy Lee's family by the mistaken 'Joo Hyuk' as the wife of his late brother as she was unable to tell the truth because of her situation. 'Joo Hyuk' a loner who is quick-tempered and a little cold hearted gradually developed the feeling of love towards the pure hearted Bun Hong and changes into a better person. But his change also brought upon the attention of Park Jung Yun, a girl whose family's background matches his even more than the illegitimate island girl "Bun Hong" which causes tension within his family.
Joo Hyuk's younger sister 'Joo Ri' (Wang Bit Na) the overlooked unmanned old maid eldest daughter in their family, looks down on Bun Hong and makes life difficult for her along with her mom 'Young Ae' who dislikes Bun Hong as well.
Park Jung Woo (Kim Ki Bum), a model student and the youngest child of the Park family who meets Bun Hong in the outskirt village while search for his bankrupt uncle "Dal Sam" is compassionate towards Bun Hong's plights, tries to help and comfort her whenever he can. Jung Woo first met Joo Ri while he was part-timing as a driving teacher and they got off on the wrong foot. Jung Woo who was already a producer when they meet again, was 'chased' by Joo Ri who is older than him. And they choose to get married despite oppositions from their families.

Credit Sandy @purpletiger86 and Yeohweping for the translations

Hwang Chun Ja's family

- Yun Bun Hong (Seo Ji Hye)

Twenty-three year old Yun Bun Hong is the daughter of Madam Hwang who owns a tacky Karaoke shop called “Blossoming Rose At Night”. She is a sassy island girl with a very cheerful personality full of emotions of happiness and tears. Although she has a great personality, she is not a very smart girl when it comes to school and she did not grow up in a harmonious family environment either. She never made it to the top of her class (out of 40 students, never ranked above 40). While all her friends left the island to go to college or work, she never once thought about going to college because she was never book smart. Whenever she gets hired for a job, it only last for a few months because all the places she has worked at either goes bankrupt or gets burnt down from fire. She was never able to work at a company for a long period of time due to accidents occurring. Quitting her previous job, she enrolled into a nursing academy. Now she works at a health center as a nurse’s aide/assistant. Being born at a lake, her interests are swimming, cutting fish and making spicy (fish) strew. Her hobby is to go to a dock at dawn and watch the fish auction. She knows all the names of fishes and is the best at taking care of fishes. She lives with a thoughtless and immature mother, who she always fights with. However, inside her heart, she feels sad and pitiful for her mother. She’s the only one that understands her mother the best. She may appear to look shameless due to her courageous appearance, but she is weak and spiritless as well.

- Hwang Chun Ja (Go Doo Shim)

She is Bun Hong’s mother. She manages the “Blossoming Rose At Night” karaoke shop. She was very pretty when she was young, but now she is old and has wrinkles on her face. She wears make-up (which makes her look like a crow), a Miss Korea wig and a long dress. No one knows how old she actually is, except for Bun Hong. Her life motto is “I will dig up my own grave”. She lives her life as a reckless troublemaker and has probably dug up many graves to make her own cemetery (I’m guessing she has butt into other people’s business and got herself into no good). Although she is reckless, she has a deep heart and has a charming side to her, which makes her a loving woman that nobody can hate! As a love supremacist, she is always thirsty for love even when she has had bad relationships with men when she was young. She probably has the same amount of bad and good points about herself. She is an awesome singer when it comes to singing trot (old folk) songs! With her loud voice and friendly personality, she is very good at smooth talking and she is so articulate with her words that she talks better than a lawyer!

Cha Bok Shim's family

- Cha Bok Shim (Jung Hye Sun)
- Park Tae Sam (Im Hyun Sik)
- Tae Sam's wife, Yang Bun Hee (Yoon Yeo Jung)
- Tae Sam's daughter, Park Jung Yun (Han Da Min)
- Park Jung Woo (Kim Ki Bum)
- Jung Woo's uncle, Park Dal Sam (Kim Byung Se)
- Park Sam Suk (Yang Hee Kyung)

Lee Man Seok's family

- Lee Man Seok (Noh Joo Hyun)
- Huh Young Ae (Yoon Mi Ra)
- Lee Joo Hyuk (Joo Sang Wook)
- Lee Joo Ri (Wang Bit Na)
- Lee Joo Young (Yang Hyun Tae)

Young Ae's younger sister - Huh Young Ok (Jung So Hee)
Young Ok's husband - Oh Byung Gu (Jung Han Hun)
- Young Ok's daughter, Oh Da Jung (Mi So)

Other people

- Lee Dae Pal (Kang Nam Gil)

- Lee Sun Hee (Choi Ji Yun)

Lee Sun Hee who works as a nurse is the friend of Bun Hong who falls for Joo Young on first sight.

Love Marriage/ 연애결혼

Title: 연애결혼 / Love Marriage
Chinese title : 恋爱结婚
Also known as: Date, Marry / Love Match / Match Maker’s Lover
Genre: Romance, melodrama
Episodes: 16
Lee Kang Hyun is a manager at a company that sets up people who have been divorced with dates. She meets a divorce attorney, Park Hyun Soo, and they begin a relationship with each other.
Kim Min Hee as Lee Kang Hyun
Kim Ji Hoon as Park Hyun Soo
Yoon Se Ah as Hwa Young
Park Ki Woong as Yin Kyung Hwan
Extended Cast
Hwang Bo Ra as Kim Soon Young
Yoon Yoo Sun as Yoon Hye Sun
Park Sang Myun
Production Credits
Director: Kim Hyung Suk
Screenwriter: In Eun Ah
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