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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Tue, August 16, 2022 | 10:46
NewJeans sets record with debut album
The rookie K-pop act NewJeans, housed by HYBE's label, All Doors One Room (ADOR), has achieved the highest first-week album sales for a newly-debuted girl group with its first mini album “New Jeans,” which hit the shelves on Aug. 8. According to album tracker Hanteo Chart, Monday, the group recorded over 311,000 album sales in the first week of its release, setting the highes...
Star directors' new series to A-listers' small screen comeback expected in coming weeks
An array of series by top directors and stars are set to be released in the coming weeks, with genres ranging from sitcom and romantic comedy to a mystery drama. Director Lee Byeong-heon, who is known for leading the hit comedy film “Extreme Job” (2019) and the romantic comedy series “Be Melodramatic” (2019), is releasing a new sitcom, “Unicorn,” as a creative director.
Reality shows go abroad again amid eased COVID-19 travel restrictions
Before the COVID-19 outbreak began sweeping across the globe in 2020, traveling shows and reality programs filmed overseas were not hard to find on Korean TV. But when the pandemic resulted in border restrictions and flight bans in many countries, limiting overseas travelers in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, shooting shows in other countries became almost impo...
[INTERVIEW] Everyone's story is worth being remembered: Moryham CEO
Inside a warm orange-brownish brick building located near Myeong-dong, central Seoul, lies a white modern space, filled with pieces of equipment and materials for Moryham to turn the stories of people into an art piece with a twist of the traditional. Founded in 2019, Moryham offers a service that designs and makes a custom-made shadow box out of clients' personal belongings,...
'Good Doctor' director to debut Netflix's high-strung suspense series, 'A Model Family'
Director Kim Jin-woo, who is known for leading the 2013 medical series, “Good Doctor,” and Netflix's “Love Alarm 2” (2021), is set to roll out a new suspense-filled, crime series called “A Model Family,” which will be released on the platform this Friday. The 10-part series revolves around a cash-strapped patriarch, Dong-ha (Jung Woo), who is a part-time lecturer at a college...
[INTERVIEW] Im Si-wan finds own narrative for villain role in 'Emergency Declaration'
Singer and actor Im Si-wan, who started his career as a member of K-pop group ZE:A, has been building a strong filmography, proving himself as a capable actor. Known for his good boy, by-the-book image, he has added a new dimension to his repertoire, cultivating a new image in his new role as the terrorist, Jin-seok, in the disaster flick, “Emergency Declaration.”
OTT platforms struggle amid declining number of users
The streaming service business is one of the industries that benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people turned to over-the-top (OTT) platforms for entertainment during lockdowns, which led to a steady growth in the number of users in recent years. However, as the social distancing and the coronavirus-induced restrictions ease, streaming service platforms her...
'The Red Sleeve' director debuts new thriller
Director Song Yeon-hwa, who co-directed MBC's hit series, “The Red Sleeve,” earlier this year, is leading the network's new thriller series, “Hunted.” “The script for the series was very compelling. (The story) seemed predictable but it would have twists from unexpected parts. So I really wanted to work on this piece,” the director said during a press conference for the serie...
Hallyu research should be conducted beyond Korean perspective: scholars
Awareness of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave - a term coined in the late 1990s to describe Korea's cultural exports - has been expanding around the world with the growing popularity of Korean content, such as director Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning film “Parasite” and Netflix's smash hit series "Squid Game.” Scholars say that the approach to studying hallyu's impact should go beyo...
[INTERVIEW] 'Emergency Declaration' director wanted to deliver hope through disaster
The star-studded disaster film “Emergency Declaration,” one of the most-anticipated flicks of this year, has finally hit movie theaters, Wednesday, after a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film's director Han Jae-rim, whose previous works include the 2013 historical film “The Face Reader” and 2017 crime film “The King,” said that he wanted to deliver a message of ...
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