The Best and Worst Remake Dramas Based on Viewer Ratings Revealed

A huge part of the Korean drama industry has been taken over by remakes of foreign dramas and anime. An example of a recent remake would be MBC’s “Fated to Love You,” which is an adaptation of a Taiwanese drama of a similar name. Recently, a list of the Best three and Worst three drama remakes were made: “It doesn’t get any better than this” Best 3 The top remake of all time is 2009 KBS drama “Bo...

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Watch Out! Idols in October Dramas

It’s October, and the three main broadcasting companies have fielded new dramas. KBS2’s “Future Choice” starts on October 14, and SBS’ “The Heirs” and MBC’s “Medical Top Team” started on October 9. While all three dramas have their own charm, they all happen to have one thing in common – idol group members with major roles. “Future Choice” Jung Yong Hwa Four-member band CNBlue’s leader and main vo...

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Super Junior’s Heechul Disses SM Entertainment’s Casting Process

Heechul of Super Junior, who is now active as a member of the group after completing his military service, recently expressed his dissatisfaction with his agency’s way of casting. On October 10′s broadcast of JTBC’s “War of Words,” the panel members discussed the current trend of remaking Japanese dramas. This led them sharing a few words about SBS’s drama “To The Beautiful You” ...

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Kara’s Park Gyuri Solo Interview Part 1: “I Was Attracted to Crossdressing Projects..”

Park Gyuri had a chance to take time out of her busy schedule to sit down for an interview with Ilgan Sports where she opened up about her recent acting project in the crossdressing drama “Nail Shop Prince.” _Feelings regarding first leading role “I did some acting in elementary school, but I became a singing trainee in middle school and put all my energy promoting with Kara. I would occasio...

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[Outside Seoul] K-Drama Couples: A Field Guide

At the heart of every Korean drama is its lead couple. But just what kind of lead couple is it?  This brief guide to some of the most common manifestations will help you know for sure. The Romeo and Juliet (Coupleum impedimenticum) As seen in: That Winter the Wind Blows and I’m Sorry, I Love You Natural habitat: Verona Distinguishing features: Longing glances, infrequent kisses, discussion o...

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[Outside Seoul] Drama Themes of 2012: Who Did It Best?

I love reading year-end reviews – it lets me walk down memory lane and reminisce about all the great (and not-so-great) dramas I watched or passed on this year. It’s not a surprise that our guest blogger from Outside Seoul took a fun and different approach in this very enjoyable read. -soomp === Whether it was a common plot device like this year’s abundance of time traveling or a littl...

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