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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Jang Gook Becomes Dallae [K-Drama]


  • Title: 달래 된, 장국: 12년만의 재회 / Wild Chives and Soy Bean Soup: 12 Years Reunion
  • Chinese Title: 山蒜酱汤:12年后的重逢
  • Also Known as: Jang Gook Becomes Dallae
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast network: jTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2014-March-22 to 2014-Sep-07
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:45


Synopsis

Two high school students break up because of their parents. They meet again 12 years later.


Cast

Yoon So Hee as Jang Gook (young)
Nam Goong Min as Yoo Joon Soo
Lee Won Geun as Yoo Joon Soo (young)
Bae Jung Ok as Choi Go Soon (Jang Kook’s mother)
Chun Ho Jin as Yoo Jung Han (Joon Soo’s father)
Park Hae Mi as Pyung Bum Soon (Joon Soo’s mother)
Lee Han Wie as Joo Chul Soo
Ji Soo Won as Kim Young Hae
Danny Ahn as Yoo Soo Han
Seo Wo Rim as Yeo Il Sook
Kim Young Ran as Yeo Sam Sook
Shin Dong Mi as Yeo Ok
Ryu Hyo Young as Joo Da Hae (young)
Ah Young as Park Moo Hee
Jung Chan Woo as Yoo Joon Sung (young)

Production Credits

Director: Kim Do Hyung
Screenwriter: Kim Yi Kyung

Mother’s Garden [K-Drama]


  • Title: 엄마의 정원 / Mother’s Garden
  • Chinese Title: 妈妈的庭院
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 100+ (To Be Announced)
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2014-March-17
  • Air time: Monday to Friday 21:00


Synopsis

A drama that revolves around Seo Yoon Joo’s family bonding and love.

Seo Yoon Joo (Jung Yoo Mi) is the daughter of a family that runs a large company. She works as a veterinarian and works specifically with horses. She has a bright and honest personality. She is in love with Cha Ki Joon (Choi Tae Joon) who is also come from a wealthy family.


Cast

Jung Yoo Mi as Seo Yoon Joo
Choi Tae Joon as Cha Ki Joon
Uhm Hyun Kyung as Kim Soo Jin
Go Se Won as Cha Seong Joon
Choo So Young as Cha Bo Yeong
Kim Bo Ra as Kim Soo Ah
Lee El as Kim Ja Kyung
Jung Hwan
Go Doo Shim
Kim Chang Sook
Kil Yong Woo
Na Young Hee
Kim Sa Kwon
Min Do Hee (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Noh Do Chul
Screenwriter: Park Jung Ran

Secret Love Affair [K-Drama]


  • Title: 밀회 / Secret Love Affair
  • Chinese Title: 密会
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance
  • Episodes: 20 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast network: jTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2014-March-17 to 2014-May-20
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:50


Synopsis

This drama tells the story of secret romance between a woman in her 40′s and a man in his 20′s.

Oh Hye Won (Kim Hee Ae) works as the director of planning for the Seohan Arts Foundation. She is elegant and excels at dealing with other people. Meanwhile, Lee Sun Jae (Yoo Ah In) is a genius like pianist in his 20′s. They will getting involved in a love affair through a piano.


Cast

Kim Hee Ae as Oh Hye Won
Yoo Ah In as Lee Sun Jae
Shim Hye Jin as Han Sung Sook
Park Hyuk Kwon as Kang Joon Hyung
Kyung Soo Jin as Park Da Mi
Kim Hye Eun as Seo Young Woo
Kim Yong Gun
Kim Chang Wan
Shin Ji Ho as Ji Min Woo
Jin Bo Ra as Jung Yoo Ra
Kim Kwon as Woo Sung

Production Credits

Director: Ahn Pan Suk
Writer: Jung Sung Joo

The Blade and Petal [K-Drama]


  • Title: 칼과 꽃 / Sword and Flower
  • Chinese Title: 劍與花
  • Also Known as: The Blade and Petal
  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Action, Melodrama, Political
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2013-July-03 to 2013-Sep-05
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


Synopsis

A drama set in the Goguryo period.

It is about how Moo Young (Kim Ok Bin), the daughter of King Young Ryu, falls in love with Yeon Choong (Uhm Tae Woong), the son of Yeon Gaesomun had with a concubine.

But Moo Young debates whether she should have her revenge, as Yeon Gaesomun is the man who killed her father. Meanwhile, Yeon Choong as the son of a noble blood father and a servant mother, despite his talent, he finds he cannot rise higher in rank due to the fact that he is a concubine′s son. He is later ordered by his father to kill the person he loves, and comes into inner conflict.


Cast

Main Cast

Kim Ok Bin as Princess Moo Young
Uhm Tae Woong as Yun Choong
- Chae Sang Woo as Yun Choong (young)
Kim Young Chul as King Young Ryu
Choi Min Soo as Yeon Gaesomun
Ohn Joo Wan as Jang (later King Bojang)
Lee Jung Shin as Shi Woo
Park Soo Jin as Moo Sul

Geum Hwa Dan

Kim Sang Ho as So Sa Bun
Jo Jae Yoon as Boo Chi
Yoo Seung Mok as Sul Young
Kim Hyo Sun as Young Hae
Kwak Jung Wook as Chi Woon
Shin Hye Jung as Dal Ki
Yoo Jae Myung (유재명) as Gil Boo
Hyun Seung Min as Cho Yi

People on King Young Ryu’s Side

Lee Min Ho as Prince Tae Ja (King YoungRyu’s first son)
Lee Dae Ro as Sun Hoe Young
Kim Joo Young as Hae Tae Soo
Jun Hyun as Tae Kyung

People on Yeon Gae So Moon’s Side

Goo Won as Ho Tae
Ahn Dae Yong as Yun Jung Ro
Lee Dae Yeon as Do Soo
Park Yoo Seung (박유승) as Ohn Sa Moon

Neutral Nobles

Joo Jin Mo as Yang Moon
Hyun Chul Ho (현철호) as Yang Jin Wook

Jo-Ui Boo

No Min Woo as Yeon Nam Saeng
Lee Yi Kyung as Tae Pyung
Kim Dong Suk as Ji Kwan
Lee Won Jong as Jang Po

Jo Jung

Jun Jin Ki as Sun Dong Hae

Other People

Moon Hyuk as Jin Goo
Bang Hyung Joo (방형주) as Choon Myung
Yoon So Hee as Nang Ga
Park Joo Hyung as mysterious assassin (cameo)

Production Credits

Production Company: Blade and Petal Culture Industry Co.Ltd., Love Letter, KBS Media
Chief Producer: Lee Gun Joon
Producer: Yoon Jae Hyuk
Director: Kim Yong Soo
Screenwriter: Kwon Min Soo

Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire [K-Drama]


  • Title: 불의 여신 정이 / Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire
  • Chinese Title: 火之女神 靖兒
  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Political, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 32 + 2 Special
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2013-July-01 to 2013-Oct-22
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


Synopsis

This drama will potray the live of Yoo Jung, also known as Jung Yi (Moon Geun Young), the first female potter in the Joseon Dynasty. After she was kidnapped to Japan during a war, she demonstrated the superiority of Joseon potters in Japan.

This drama also depicts the story of Prince Gwang Hae (Lee Sang Yoon), a sad prince whose life was like a wild storm. He had to let go of Jung Yi no matter how deep his love. He will go through a lonely struggle because he could not put out a flame in his heart toward a woman he loved.


Cast

Main Cast

Moon Geun Young as Yoo Jung
- Jin Ji Hee as Yoo Jung (young)
Lee Sang Yoon as Prince Kwang Hae
- No Young Hak as Kwang Hae (young)
Kim Bum as Kim Tae Do
- Park Gun Tae as Kim Tae Do (Young)
Park Gun Hyung as Lee Yook Do
- Oh Seung Yoon as Lee Yook Do (Young)
Seo Hyun Jin as Hwa Ryung
- Kim Ji Min as Hwa Ryung (Young)
Jun Kwang Ryul as Lee Kang Chun

Royal Palace

Jung Bo Suk as King Sun Jo
Han Go Eun as Lady Kim In Bin
Lee Kwang Soo as Prince Im Hae
- Lee In Sung as Prince Im Hae (young)

Boon Won

Byun Hee Bong as Moon Sa Seung
Lee Jong Won as Yoo Eul Dam
Sung Ji Roo as Shim Jong Soo

Other People

Jang Kwang as Lee Pyung Ik
Jang Hyo Jin as Ma Poong
Song Ok Sook as Son Haeng Soo
Choi Ji Na as Yeon Ok (Jung Yi’s mother)

Production Credits

Chief Producers: Go Dong Sun, Kim Seung Mo
Producer: Kim Kwang Il
Directors: Park Sung Soo, Jung Dae Yoon
Screenwriters: Kwon Soon Gyu, Lee Seo Yoon

Note

- This drama is based on a true historical figure, Baek Pah Sun.

- Due to an on-set accident when a piece of camera equipment fell onto lead actress Moon Geun-young’s face and injured her eye. MBC have to pre-empt episodes 25-26 on 2013/Sep/23-24, airing a special with highlights and behind-the-scenes clips instead.