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From TV to OTT, March to be jam-packed with K-dramas
A string of new series are expected to hit both TV and streaming platforms this month, including the much-anticipated Apple original series, “Pachinko,” and top actress Kim Hee-sun's new fantasy series, “Tomorrow.”
'Squid Game' wins best series screenplay, director and actress at Director's Cut Awards
The creator of Netflix's smash-hit series, “Squid Game,” has won two accolades at the 20th Director's Cut Awards, live-streamed through Naver TV, Thursday.
Playing defiant character in 'Moonshine' inspired stronger passion for acting: Lee Hye-ri
Actress Lee Hye-ri, who is also known as Hyeri of the K-pop girl group, Girl's Day, said that playing the role of Kang Ro-seo, a woman who challenges the status quo, in her latest drama series, “Moonshine,” has inspired her to become a better actor.
Ahn Bo-hyun, Jo Bo-ah team up for military courtroom drama series
Actor Ahn Bo-hyun, who became known to global audiences through Netflix's action series, “My Name,” last year, is joining forces with actress Jo Bo-ah to lead tvN's upcoming legal series, “Military Prosecutor Doberman,” scheduled to premiere on Feb. 28.
[INTERVIEW] Social venture strives to open doors for deaf drivers
Korea's ride-hailing market is a tough industry to crack, especially with ardent taxi drivers who are ready to fight any threat to their jobs. However, the social venture, Coactus, strives to diversify the industry with its ride-hailing service, to provide job opportunities for people with hearing impairments and to create a platform that embraces both disabled and non-disabl...
Kim Hye-soo's new Netflix series 'Juvenile Justice' to touch on young offenders' issues
Netflix's upcoming courtroom series “Juvenile Justice” will spotlight the social issues surrounding juvenile delinquency, according to the director. “Previously, I only ever heard about issues regarding young offenders from the news or media. But this series has given me a chance to look more closely into them,” the series' director and creator Hong Jong-chan said during an o...
[INTERVIEW] 'SNL Korea' reboot's political satire rides popularity in election season
Satire has been a big part of the identity of the long-running NBC comedy show, “Saturday Night Live.” And it's no different in the show's Korean adaptation, “Saturday Night Live Korea” (SNL Korea), which earned a reboot last September on the local streaming platform, Coupang Play, four years after ending nine seasons with the local network, tvN.
Homegrown OTT services take leap forward to win in competitive market
Local over-the-top (OTT) services are making vigorous efforts to step up their game in the country's heated streaming war by securing sizable investments and providing original content. Entertainment giant CJ ENM's streaming service Tving announced Friday that it has raised about 250 billion won ($291.1 million) in investments by issuing new stocks which were acquired by loca...
K-pop artists postpone music releases, debuts amid Omicron surge
A number of K-pop groups are postponing their scheduled activities as the current wave of COVID-19 infections is rocking the music industry.
Disney+ original mystery series 'Grid' sends message about saving Earth: director
The global streaming platform Disney+ debuted another Korean original series, the sci-fi mystery “Grid,” Wednesday, hoping to give a boost to its stagnating performance in Korea. Directed by filmmaker Lee Khan, who led the action film “The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful” (2019), the new suspense thriller revolves around a mysterious figure called “Ghost” (Lee Si-young) who disap...
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