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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Thu, May 26, 2022 | 19:59
'Pachinko' becomes local best-selling book
The novel “Pachinko” has become the best-selling book in Korea about four years after its release in the country, as its live-action adaptation on Apple TV+ has been gaining popularity.
President-elect's 'You Quiz' appearance divides viewers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's scheduled appearance on the popular TV talk show, “You Quiz on the Block,” has divided its viewers, irking many for inviting the powerful politician onto the show. The show's network, tvN, announced recently that Yoon filmed the show with its hosts, Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho, on Wednesday and will feature in the upcoming episode to air on April ...
Seolhyun offers glimpse of her character in 'The Killer's Shopping List'
Actor and singer Kim Seol-hyun, who is also known as Seolhyun from K-pop girl group AOA, spoke about her role as police officer Do Ah-hee in tvN's upcoming series, “The Killer's Shopping List.” “I was drawn to the character of Do Ah-hee as she is a professional at her job and has the admirable objective of watching over the town and protecting her boyfriend Ahn Dae-seong,” Ki...
EXO's D.O., Lee Se-hee to co-star in new series
Actors Do Kyung-soo, who is also known as D.O. of K-pop boy group EXO, and Lee Se-hee, will be taking the lead in KBS' upcoming series, “Prosecutor Jin's Victory” (literal translation from Korean).
Park Min-young says 'Forecasting Love and Weather' was like hard assignment
Actress Park Min-young has referred to her recent romantic comedy series “Forecasting Love and Weather” as overcoming a difficult homework. “I wasn't in my best place mentally and physically before I took part in this work. So 'Forecasting Love and Weather' felt like a major assignment,” Park said during a recent interview with The Korea Times.
[INTERVIEW] Kim Se-jeong portrays different aspects of character in 'Business Proposal'
Kim Se-jeong, who rose to stardom as a member of K-pop girl group I.O.I after competing in Mnet's hit audition show “Produce 101,” has taken her first step in a romantic comedy with the recent SBS series “Business Proposal.”
Netflix-led media environment changes benefit K-content's popularity: scholars
Global streaming platforms, Netflix in particular, have sparked a new hallyu trend, appealing to a broader range of audience members, as evidenced by its smash-hit series, “Squid Game” and “All of Us Are Dead.” Park So-jeong, an assistant research professor of communication at Seoul National University, said the new media environment, led by Netflix, has reshaped the viewing ...
[INTERVIEW] 'Twenty Five Twenty One' taught Kim Tae-ri new aspects of acting
Actress Kim Tae-ri, who got her breakthrough in director Park Chan-wook's “The Handmaiden,” has proven herself as a versatile actor by playing roles such as a determined independence activist in the period series, “Mr. Sunshine,” to the charismatic leader of a space crew in the sci-fi film, “Space Sweepers.”
Webcomics-based boys' love genre dramas on rise
The genre of “Boys' love,” known in Korea as BL, which once was considered a minor subculture, has come into the spotlight with a number of BL webcomics and web novels adopted into series.
'Twenty Five Twenty One' uses 9/11 attack as backdrop for romance, outrages some viewers
TvN's popular romance series, “Twenty Five Twenty One,” has stirred up controversy after its episode inappropriately featured the Sept. 11 terrorist attack that killed thousands in New York City in 2001.
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