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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 05:29
From star-studded series to popular novel adaptations, myriad of anticipated series to air in April
This year has kicked off with a huge lineup of Korean series from the start, from A-lister actor Kim Hye-soo's powerful series on social issues, “Juvenile Justice,” to heart-fluttering romantic comedies “Twenty Five Twenty One” and “Business Proposal.”
Documentaries on K-pop artists become increasingly popular
Documentaries on K-pop stars have been soaring in popularity, offering fans a glimpse of their personal and behind-the-scenes stories. Homegrown streaming platform Wavve released its original documentary starring four-member girl group Mamamoo, “MMM_Where Are We Now,” Friday.
'Itaewon Class' to be remade in Japan
JTBC's hit TV series “Itaewon Class,” which adapted Kakao Entertainment's popular webcomics of the same name, will get a remake in Japan. Kakao Entertainment announced, Thursday, that the company and JTBC Studios have inked the licensing deal with Japan's local network to make a Japanese adaptation of the series.
Kim Ji-seok, Kim Shin-Young take viewers traveling in new show
Actor Kim Ji-seok and comedian Kim Shin-Young are hosting local network Channel S' new travel show, “Map to Go Again” (direct translation), which takes the viewers on a virtual trip around the world.
Apink's Kim Nam-joo to make musical debut with 'Midnight Sun'
Kim Nam-joo, a member of K-pop girl group Apink, will be making her stage musical debut in “Midnight Sun.” The musical's production company, Shinswave, announced Thursday that Kim has taken the lead role of Haena, joining the cast for the upcoming musical.
'Join My Table' producers spotlight expats' 'home away from home' through food
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, traveling overseas has become much harder, if not impossible, with entry restrictions in place across the world. As many await their chance to get a dose of culture by traveling again, the streaming platform Watcha's original show, “Join My Table,” took a rather different approach to explore different countries through food that offers a ...
Virtual humans emerge as major trend in burgeoning metaverse
The virtual world - or metaverse - has been emerging as the talk of the town, especially since the coronavirus pandemic has drastically curtailed in-person interactions and led people to utilize technology for digital interaction.
Humanity runs through 'Pachinko': cast, director
Apple TV+'s new original multilingual project “Pachinko” is no doubt one of the most anticipated series of this year with its big-name cast members, starring Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh-jung and actor Lee Min-ho. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee, the eight-part series tells the story of a Korean immigrant family across four generations from t...
Henry Lau apologizes after anti-bullying ambassador appointment irks some Korean fans
Canadian singer Henry Lau has apologized after the news of him becoming the Mapo Police's anti-bullying ambassador stirs controversy among some Koreans, who claim he is an inappropriate choice because he allegedly showed support for China's cultural appropriation of Korea's heritage.
KBS drama special 'Siren' wins grand prize at Stockholm Film & Television Festival
“Siren,” an episode of the KBS anthology series, KBS Drama Special, has notched a global accolade at this year's Stockholm Film & Television Festival. The broadcaster announced Wednesday that the 80-minute cinematic episode won Best Feature Film at the international festival, held online Saturday (local time).
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