Sinopsis Film 10

Emperor Kang Xi

Mei 1, 2010

Title : Kangxi wei fu si fang ji
Year : 1999
Director : Guoli Zhang
Writer: Jingzhi Zou

Cast :
Jie Deng : Yi fei
Xiaoman Shi : Liu Chun
Guoli Zhang : Kang Xi
Vicky Zhao Wei : Yue Qinger

Plot :
Emperor Kang Xi’s Private Visits is a series about the Qing Emperor Kang Xi and the adventures he goes on when going on trips out of the palace. Vicki Zhao playing the daughter of a medicine man that the emperor ends up falling in love with.

Master Swordsman Lu Xiao Feng II

Mei 1, 2010

Title: 陆小凤之凤舞九天 / Lu Xiao Feng Zhi Feng Wu Jiu Tian
English title: Master Swordsman Lu Xiao Feng II
Genre: Wuxia
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: TCS
Broadcast period: 2001-Aug-08 to 2001-Sep-04
Air time: Weekdays 21:00
Related TV series: The Legend of Lu Xiao Feng

Synopsis :
In the first part of Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng, we joined the four buddies Lu Xiaofeng, Ximen Chuixue, Hua Man Lou and Si Kong Zhai Xing in their pugilistic adventures. The plot was further thickened with their love interests, who came in the forms of a songstress, a disciple of a reputable sect and a princess.

The long-awaited sequel is made up of three plots, Lu Xiaofeng in “Conquer The World” ends up in the Villa of Souls. He is betrothed a wife, Han Ling. Totally mesmerised by her, will Lu Xiaofeng be able to juggle his task of preventing a powerful Saber from ending up in the wrong hands? Will he be able to detach himself from Han Ling when she is found out to be the mastermind behind an evil plot for revenge?

In “The Demon Swordsman” Ximen Chuixue meets a mysterious swordsman, Duan Yi who admires him and shares his passion for swordplay. The two men become sworn brothers, much to the concern of Ximen’s pregnant wife, Xiujing. Finding Duan a dubious character she decides to investigate his background with the help of Si Kong Zhai Xin. This brings death upon herself and trouble for Si Kong. When a series of murders are committed in cold blood, will Lu Xiaofeng return in time to help his buddies? What is the real identity of Duan and his relation to the troubles?

And finally, in “The Ninth Heaven Phoenix Dance”, Lu Xiaofeng meets Yue Yang and Sha Man, and is fascinated by the latter’s piteous life story. Following them to an island, he later gets accused of robbery and murder by the Prince of Taiping, and amidst efforts to clear his name, discovers a story behind the real Prince of Taiping.

Source: MediaCorp TV Ch8

Cast :
Eric Suen as Lu Xiao Feng
Gigi Lai as Han Ling
Christopher Lee as Xi Men Chui Xue
Yvonne Lim as Ye Xue
Zheng Hao Nan as Ye Gu Hong
Chen Tai Ming as Hua Man Lou
Jerry Chang as Duan Yi
Fang Ji Wei as Sun Xiu Jing
Zhang Pei Hua as Si Kong Zhai Xing
Yu Rong Guang as Gong Jiu
Lin Mei Zhen as Sha Man
Chen Mao Lin as Wu Ming

Pangeran Naga Terbang

April 30, 2010

Title : Liao Zhai Long Fei Xiang Gong
English Title : Fei LonG Prince

Cast :
Eric Suen
Eddie Kwan Lai Kit
Annie Wu Chen Jun
Wu Ma
Chen Yin

Legend of Shang Yang

April 29, 2010

Title : 商鞅传奇 (Shang Yang Zhuan Qi)
English Title : Legend of Shang Yang
Director : Zhou Xiao Wen

Cast :
Li Bing Bing
Zhou Li Jing
Wang Mei Hong
Zhou Xiao Wen

Description :
Starring award-winning actor Zhou Lijing from Han Wu Di and top actress Li Bingbing, 1997 Mainland China period drama The Legend of Shang Yang revolves around the life and times of Warring States era statesman Shang Yang. Known as one of ancient China’s greatest political reformers, Shang Yang helped transform the Qin from a backwards state to a prosperous and powerful kingdom with his policies and reforms.

This is the epic story of Shang Yang, the first political reformer of ancient China, a class ic story that touches every audience.
In the late Warring States Period, leaders of dozens of kingdoms divide the land and fight viciously to expand their territories in sanguinary civilears. Hence ambitious heroes appear in their own ways, Shang Yang is such the kind. To realize his political ambition, Shang Yang goes to the kingdom of Wei, but he’s driven away for destroying the aristocrats’ benefit, together with him are two outstanding ladies.
Shang Yang flees to the kingdom of Qin. With the support of emperor Xiao Gong, Shang Yang painstakingly builds up the country and pushes aside all obstacles and difficulties. Thus the whole country becomes prosperous and solid foundation is laid. But the new reform is wrongly treated. He is put into jail, for being falsely accused of taking bribe. To save Shang Yang beauty Du Wa goes hither and thither to collect evidence. Finally, Shang Yang is committed innocent under the irrefutable evidence.
So heeply moved by Shang Yang’s innocence, emperor Xiao Gong swears: unless the day and night turns up and down, should Shang Yang be killed. Otherwise he who turns against this promise, will be definitely executed according to law.

Pendekar Mutiara Naga (Devildom)

April 28, 2010

Title: 魔界 / Mo Jie
English title: Devildom
Genre: Wuxia
Episodes: 35
Broadcast year: 2005

Cast :
Steve Ma as Cha Mu Long
Ning Jing as Fu Tian Jiao
Hu Jing as Fu Tian Xiang
Wallace Chung as Lu Yi
Elvis Tsui
Yang Xue as Ye Xiao Die
Zhang Rui Zhu
Howie Huang
Tu Li Man as Feng Huang
Zhuo Fan as Zhang Yong

Against the Blade of Honour

April 28, 2010

Title : Against the Blade of Honour
Year: 1995-1996
Length: 26 episodes

Louis Koo as Ding Pang
Irene Wan as Ching Quer Ching
Noel Leung as Ching Ching
Eddie Cheung as Lao Yuer Song

This series is an adaptation of one of Gu Long’s novels. I have not read it so I don’t know how different the series is from the novel.

Ding Pang is a swordsman who is regarded as dangerous. He defeats his enemies with a few moves from a paper. He goes to challenge Lao Yuer Song and loses by the same moves. Ding Pang then is accused of stealing the moves and is forced to jump off a cliff. He ends up on an island and is held in prison. A woman named Ching Ching feels sorry for him and lets him go. Ding Pang gets chased and pulls out the sabre that nobody had previously done. Now everyone respects him. Ding Pang returns to China and seeks revenge.

I think Louis Koo did a pretty good job. I have not seen Damian Lau’s version so I can’t comment on how he performed. In the beginning, I thought Louis overacted a little. He did much better later on in the story. He had chemistry with Noel (Vivian) Leung as well. I thought he was more handsome in the beginning of the series but that’s just my opinion. When his hair was messed up at the island, I thought he was Takeshi Kaneshiro for a moment!

Eddie Cheung was splendid as ever. He portrayed his character with ease and skill. Sometimes, I really do pity his character for losing his martial arts and his wife. He does end up with wife in the end, though in death.

Noel Leung was perfect in the role of Ching Ching. Her beautiful face shows that she’s a kind person who would never hurt anyone. She had great chemistry with Louis and they looked great together.

Irene Wan didn’t do well. Her expression stayed the same all the time. Pairing her with Louis is a bad decision. She looked older than him and had a round face compared to the other females.

The fight scenes were pretty good for a TVB series. It was a cut above the other serials produced during the same time. I really love it when Louis used his sabre to go against his opponents. It looks so cool.

I have a few complaints about this series. First, some of the background music was borrowed from ATV’s Fist of Fury and TVB’s The Romantic Swordsman 1995. Couldn’t TVB make some of their own instead of ripping it? However, I felt that it fitted the series well.

What’s up with most of the fake backgrounds? Sorry, but a blue wall can’t substitute for a sky. Some of the scenes were taken outside and that was much better.

The ending was weird. What happened? Did TVB want to confuse the audience?

Anyway, this is a good series. It coud’ve received 4 stars if it weren’t for some of the problems I mentioned. Don’t expect a happy ending from this series.


April 28, 2010

Title: 水月洞天 / Shui Yue Dong Tian
Also known as: Paradise
Episodes: 30
Broadcast network: CTV
Broadcast year: 2003

Synopsis :
Shui Yue Dong Tian is a very popular wuxia television miniseries which first aired in mainland China and Hong Kong in late 2003 and was shown on Chinese television stations in the United States the following year. Produced by Zhouyi Media, it was an attempt to return to earlier values of production, with very high-quality sets, costumes, effects and an all-star cast.

Taking place in about 294 A.D., during the Western Jin era, it is the story of three young men, the Tong brothers, who live with their clan and family in a secluded valley protected from the outside world. No one in the valley has left it for five hundred years, ever since the mighty general Long Teng brought them there for protection. Since the dawn of time, members of the clan had used their gifts of divination, spiritual intuition and magic to serve the Emperors, but were betrayed by an ambitious, half-mad relative. Now, the boys venture to the forbidden outside world in search of healing magic for their dying father, discovering mortal danger, friendship, and passionate love. A branch of their own family remains powerful in the martial arts world, and an ancient enemy still lives.

Cast :
Yu Bo as Tong Bo 童博
Max Zhang as Tong Xin 童心
Yang Jun Yi as Tong Zhan 童戰
Ada Choi as Dou Dou 豆豆
Cheng Pei Pei as Long Po 龍婆
Monica Chan as Yin Tian Xue 尹天雪
Norman Tsui as Yin Zhong 尹仲
Shi Xiao Long as Yin Tian Chou 尹天仇
Yang Guang (楊光) as Zhao Yun 趙雲
Liu Quan (劉全) as Yin Hao 尹浩
Lu Xing Yu (盧星宇) as Yin Tian Qi 尹天奇
Shen Xiao Yan (沈曉妍) as Zhu Er 珠兒
Zhang Qian (張謙) as Han Ba Tian 韓霸天
Song Lai Yun (宋來運) as Yin Xiu 隱修
Yu Cheng Xi (于承熙) as Gou Zi 狗子


In the Eye of the Beholder

April 28, 2010

Title: 秋香怒點唐伯虎
English title: In the Eye of the Beholder
Previously known as: Flirting Scholar
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 2009
Air time: Monday to Friday

Cast :
Moses Chan
Myolie Wu
Ha Yu
Chris Lai
Elaine Yiu
Johnson Lee

Production Credits
Producer: Lau Ka Ho


Royal Monk 1-2

April 28, 2010

Season 1
Title : The Royal Monk

Season 2
Title : The Return of Royal Monk
Year : 1998

Cao Jun 曹俊
Ron Chen Tianwen 陈天文
Xiang Yun 向云
Lin Yisheng 林益盛
Pei Xiaoling
Li Zhizhou 李志洲
Huang Degang 黄德钢


Haptic Mission

April 28, 2010

English Title : Haptic Mission

Cast :
Kim Hyung Joong
Kim Bum
Kim Joon
Son Dambi

Jolly Widows

April 28, 2010

Title: 다함께 차차차 / Dahamgge Cha Cha Cha
Also known as: Everybody Cha Cha Cha / Jolly Widows
Genre: Family, romance
Episodes: 155
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2009-Jun-29 to 2010-Jan-29
Air time: Monday to Friday 20:25

Synopsis :
Two women became widows on the same day, same hour. Ha Yoon-jeong becomes the matriarch of the family of her husband. Yoon-jeong supports them because she feels guilty about her husband’s disappearance. Oh Dong-ja, Yoon-jeong’s sister-in-law, has been living with Yoon-jeong’s help as well. After the terrifying day of losing their husbands, the two women have been living as each other’s good companions. However, now they become implacable enemies because of their children! What would happen if their daughters rival each other in love? What would happen if Yoon-jeong’s husband, who everyone thought was dead, appears before them as the future father-in-law of Dong-ja’s son? Could Yoon-jeong and Dong-ja’s relation go back to the good old days? — KBS WORLD

Cast :
The Widows’ family
Shim Hye Jin as Ha Yoon Jung (Soo Hyun’s mother)
Park Hae Mi as Oh Dong Ja (Jin Woo & Jin Kyung’s mother)
Kim Young Ok as Park Jung Nyeo (mother-in-law/grandmother)
Lee Chung Ah as Han Soo Hyun
Kim Ji Won as Soo Hyun (child)
Oh Man Suk as Han Jin Woo
Park Han Byul as Han Jin Kyung

Lee family
Lee Jong Soo as Lee Chul
Lee Joong Moon as Lee Han (older brother)
Choi Joo Bong as Lee Jang (father)
Kim Bo Mi as Lee Jung Sook (aunt, Lee Jang’s sister)

Kang family
Jo An as Kang Na Yoon
Lee Eung Kyung as Na Eun Hye (mother)
Hong Yo Seob as Kang Shin Ok (stepfather, Eun Hye’s husband)
Suh Ji Hee as Kang Na Jung (Eun Hye & Shin Ok’s daughter)

Other people
Lee Jong Won as Lee Joon Woo
Kim Suk Ok as Joon Woo’s mother
Kim Byung Man as Moon Goon (Yoon Jung’s auto mechanic)
Han Sul Ah (한설아) as Mi Kyung (Han Jin Kyung’s friend)
Jung Sung Woon as Min Kyung Hyun (Animation Producer)
Lee Da In as Cha Seung Min
Lee Ha Neul as Moon Goon’s friend
Kim Do Yun (김도연)

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Yoo Yoon Young & Kim Jung Eun
Producer: Han Chul Kyung
Director: Kim Sung Geun & Kim Young Kyun

2009 KBS Drama Awards: Daily Drama Excellence Award – Actor (Oh Man Suk)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Daily Drama Excellence Award – Actress (Jo An)

Perfect Girl Evolution

April 28, 2010

Title: ヤマトナデシコ七変化
Title (romaji): Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Also known as: Perfect Girl Evolution
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-15 to 2010-Mar-19
Air time: Friday 22:00
Music: Love yourself ~Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki~ by KAT-TUN

Synopsis :
Blessed with good looks, Takano Kyohei, a college student, is always suffering from the unreasonable behaviour of customers who want him and the sexual harassment of his store manager. Because of his hot temper, he loses his head on this occasion and is fired from his part-time job. Then one day, the glamorous owner, Ms Nakahara proposes, “I’ll give you free board-and-lodging if you can turn my niece, Sunako, into a lady!” Kyohei and Toyama Yukinojo, Oda Takenaga and Morii Ranmaru, the other guys living together in the same boarding house, are enthusiastic, but the person who appears before the four of them is a spooky girl whose hair covers her face and who loves horror and vampires. And so, their tumultuous communal life begins… -Jdrama Weblog

Cast :
Kamenashi Kazuya as Takano Kyohei
Tegoshi Yuya as Toyama Yukinojo
Oomasa Aya as Nakahara Sunako
Uchi Hiroki as Oda Takenaga
Miyao Shuntaro (宮尾俊太郎) as Morii Ranmaru
Kato Seishiro as Nakahara Takeru
Kanbe Ranko as Kasahara Noi
Osugi Ren as Shinichi (cafe master)
Takashima Reiko as Nakahara Mine

Hanagata Ayasa as Nene
Kobayashi Ryoko as Yukime (ep1)
Uchida Asahi as Ando Masao (ep1)
Hoshino Aki as Mari (ep1-3)
David Ito as Kyohei’s store manager (ep1)
Hiraizumi Sei as Sebastian (ep2)
Okuda Erika as Mari’s friend (ep2-3)
Ito Mamiko (伊藤麻実子) as Mari’s friend (ep2-3)
Suzuki Mie (鈴木美恵) as Mari’s friend (ep2-3)
Nukumizu Youichi as Kurume (ep4)
Sato Eriko as Maria (ep5)
Motokariya Yuika as Machiko (ep5-6)
Konno Narumi as Suzu (ep7)
Aso Yumi as Kyohei’s mother(ep8)
Asami Reina (ep8)

Production Credits
Original writing (manga): Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge by Hayakawa Tomoko (はやかわともこ)
Screenwriter: Shinozaki Eriko (篠崎絵里子)
Producers: Ishii Yasuharu, Mishiro Shinichi
Director: Ishii Yasuharu
Music: Yamashita Kosuke

The Spy Next Door

April 9, 2010

Title : The Spy Next Door
Directed by : Brian Levant
Produced by : Robert Simonds
Release date(s) : January 15, 2010 (USA)
March 19, 2010 (UK)
Running time : 92 min.

Cast :
Jackie Chan as Bob Ho
Amber Valletta as Gillian
Billy Ray Cyrus as Colton James
George Lopez as Glaze
Magnús Scheving as Poldark
Lucas Till as Larry
Madeline Carroll as Farren
Will Shadley as Ian
Alina Foley as Nora
Katherine Boecher as Tatiana Creel
Lelo Masamba as Raven

Sypnosis :
Bob Ho (Jackie Chan) is an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbor and girlfriend, Gillian (Amber Valletta. But Bob has one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him: winning over her three opinionated kids (Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley and Alina Foley). When Gillian suddenly has to leave town, Bob volunteers to babysit the children so he can earn their approval. But when one of the kids mistakenly downloads a top-secret formula from his computer, Bob’s archenemy, a Russian terrorist, moves in for the attack, forcing Bob to juggle the roles of spy and prospective stepfather in the most challenging mission of his career! So he asks Colton (Billy Ray Cyrus), his spy partner, to help him, but he is not sure if he can trust Colton.

The Reputable Family

April 9, 2010

Title: 명가 (名家) / Myeongga
English Title: The Reputable Family
Also known as: Great Family
Genre: Drama, historical, period
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-02 to 2010-Feb-21
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40

Synopsis :
“The Reputable Family” revolves around the Choi family as they perform nobleness oblige. Main character played by Cha In Pyo has a spiritual supporter played by Han Go Eun, who is also his love interest. Kim Sung Min will play the evil character and rival to Cha In Pyo.

Cast :
Cha In Pyo as Choi Gook Sun
Yeo Jin Goo as Gook Sun (child)
Han Go Eun as Han Dan Yi
Moon Ga Young as Dan Yi (child)
Kim Sung Min as Kim Won Il
Lee Hui Do as Kim Ja Chun
Jung Dong Hwan as Jang Kil Taek
Kim Myung Soo as Kim Soo Man
Kim Young Chul as Choi Jin Lip
Choi Il Hwa as Choi Dong Ryang
Ahn Hae Sook as Gook Sun’s mother
Ahn Jung Hoon as Ban Dol
Jang Soon Kook (장순국) as Ok Dong
Lee Han Soo (이한수) as Sang Nam
Jung Han Hun as Shim Won Gyo
Choi Jong Won as Choi Won Young
Go Jung Min as Lady Jung
Kim Sun Hwa
Kim Hye Jung
Kim Duk Hyun (김덕현)

Production Credits
Director: Lee Eung Bok (이응복), Jin Woo Sung (전우성)
Screenwriter: Baek Young Sook (백영숙), Yoon Young Soo (윤영수)

Jung Yak Yong

April 9, 2010

Title: 조선추리활극 정약용 / Joseon Choori Hakgeuk Jeong Yak Yong
Also known as: Korean Mystery Detective, Jung Yak Yong
Genre: Historical, mystery
Episodes: 8
Broadcast network: OCN
Broadcast period: 2009-Nov-27 to 2009-Jan-15
Air time: Friday 24:00

Synopsis :
The drama focuses on the life of Jung Yak Yong, a gifted scholar from Joseon who also had a keen eye for investigation.

Cast :
Park Jae Jung as Jung Yak Yong
Lee Young Eun as Seol Ran
Hong Suk Chun as Cheol Doo
Jo Sang Ki as Gak Soo
Jang Dong Min (장동민) as Jang Yi
Jung Yang (정양) as Hong Choon
Kwon Hyuk (권혁) as Moo Young
Yoo Sang Moo (유상무) as Dol Seok
Kim Mi Ryeo as Dol Seok’s wife
Ji Il Joo as Seo In
No Min Woo as Kwang Dae (cameo, ep 2)
Seo Tae Hwa (서태화)
Jo Mi Ryung

Production Credits
Director: Kim Hong Sun (김홍선)
Scriptwriter: Yang Hee Sung (양희승)

The Count of Myeongdong

April 9, 2010

Tittle : The Count of Myeongdong 명동백작 (2004)
Number of Episodes: 24
Broadcasting Company: EBS
Narrated by: Jung Bo Seok
Screenplay by: Jung Ha Yeon

Cast :
Park Cheol Ho
Lee Jin Woo
Kim Seong Ryeong
Cha Gwang Su
Lee Jae Eun
Ahn Jung Hoon
Kang Tae Gi
Park Young Ji
Lee Young Hu
Kim Ja Ok
Choi Sang Hoon
Hwang Beom Shik
Heo Yoon Jung
Yoo Jong Geun

Written by Jung Ha-Yeon (Shin Don, La Dolce Vita, The Last Empress, Wife, King & The Queen)

The tears, the blood and ruins of the war left a big weight on Koreans’ shoulders, one which was reflected on the many difficulties the country went through during those years. Yet, it was one of the most prolific artistic periods the country ever went through, especially in its cultural center Myeongdong, Seoul. All the trends started there, from that parade of feebly lit streets, the fog-like cigarette smoke and the sound of that decade enveloping the whole district. “The Count of Myeongdong” is not your average drama with a normal story, a beginning and a conclusion, a few characters dominating it. It’s more of a docu-drama, a love letter to the Myeongdong that shone between 1953 and 1960. All the coffee shops, the theaters, the publishing companies and even television stations, and all the stars making Myeongdong great. Poets, novelists, musicians, journalists, and their romantic, tragic and crazy lives.


Dong-Su, once a member of organized gang, becomes a right-minded person. One day he has a car accident and gets to know Seo Kwang-Tae, a president of some company. After that day Dong-Su lives with Kwang-Tae in the same house, and he decides not to commit crime and live a righteous way. Kwang-Tae, impressed by Dong-Su’s sincere attitude tries to marry his daughter to him and wants him to run his company. But Dong-Su has already his lover Nan-Ju. One day Nan-Ju is raped by Wu-Shik, a boyfriend of Mi-Ra, a president’s daughter. Dong-Su is desperate to kill Wu-Shik, but accepting Kwang-Tae’s pleading request, he leaves wishing them happiness.


The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry

April 9, 2010

Title: 아직도 결혼하고 싶은 여자 / Ajikdo Gyeolhonhago Shipeun Yeoja
Also known as: Still, Marry Me / City Lovers
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-20 to 2010-Mar-11
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Related TV shows: The Woman Who Wants to Marry and The Man Who Can’t Get Married

Synopsis :
This drama depicts lives of three women who are closing one chapter of their life and entering the next. Lee Shin Young (Park Jin Hee), Jung Da Jung (Uhm Ji Won) and Kim Boo Ki (Wang Bit Na) are three women in their 30s whose romantic relationships have faltered due to their career ambitions, but find themselves given a chance to make a fresh start.

Cast :
Park Jin Hee as Lee Shin Young
Uhm Ji Won as Jung Da Jung
Wang Bit Na as Kim Boo Ki
Kim Bum as Ha Min Jae
Choi Chul Ho as Na Ban Suk
Lee Pil Mo as Yoon Sang Woo
Park Ji Young as Choi Sang Mi

Other people
Kim Yong Hee as Choi Myung Suk
Ahn Hye Kyung as Jang Hye Jin
Park Hyo Joon as Hee Dong
Jun Se Hong as Jun Se Ri
Jung Won Joong as Director Buk
Chun Woo Hee as Shin Young’s junior
Baek Il Sub as Ban Suk’s father
Jung Soo Young as Sang Woo’s colleague
Jo Han Sun as Shin Young’s ex-fiancé
Min Ah Ryung as Ex-fiancé’s girlfriend
Im Chang Jung as Jerry Oh
Danny Ahn as Boo Ki’s ex-boyfriend
Park Chul Min as psychic
Kim Min Shik as Director Kim Min Shik (cameo, ep12)
Gook Ji Yun as Se Na (cameo, ep15)

Production Credits
Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Production
Chief Producer: Go Dong Sun
Producer: Park Chang Shik
Director: Kim Min Shik, Lee Sang Yeob
Screenwriter: Kim In Young


April 8, 2010

Title: 파스타 / Pasta
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-04 to 2010-Mar-09
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55

Synopsis :
“Pasta” covers the dreams and success of a young woman who aspires to become an elite chef at La Sfera restaurant.

Seo Yoo Kyung started her career as a kitchen assistant at La Sfera restaurant. She eventually works her way up to become a chef.

Choi Hyun Wook is the top chef at La Sfera restaurant. He studied the culinary arts in Italy and started out as a chef assistant at a hotel in Sicily. Hyun Wook eventually worked his way up to become the most widely recognized Italian chef in Korea.

Cast :
Gong Hyo Jin as Seo Yoo Kyung
Lee Sun Gyun as Choi Hyun Wook
Lee Ha Nui as Oh Sae Young
Alex as Kim San

Korean trained cooks
Lee Hyung Chul as Geum Suk Ho
Jo Sang Ki as Jung Ho Nam
Baek Bong Ki as Min Seung Jae
Heo Tae Hee as Han Sang Sik

Italian trained cooks
Kim Tae Ho as Sun Woo Duk
No Min Woo as Philip
Hyun Woo as Lee Ji Hoon

Female cooks
Ha Jae Sook as Lee Hee Joo
Son Sung Yoon as Park Chan Hee
Jung Da Hye as Park Mi Hee

Other people
Lee Sung Min as Seol Joon Suk (La Sfera CEO)
Choi Min Sung as Ne Mo (head waiter)
Byun Jung Soo as Kim Kang (Kim San’s sister)
Choi Jae Hwan as Jung Eun Soo (new kitchen assistant)
Yoon Yong Hyun as Kwang Tae
Jang Yong as Seo Jong Gyu (Yoo Kyung’s father)
Kim Dong Hee as Seo Yoo Shik (Yoo Kyung’s brother)
Song Ok Sook as Yoo Kyung’s mother
Ryu Seung Bum (cameo, ep9)

Production Credits
Director: Kwon Suk Jang
Screenwriter: Seo Sook Hyang

Stars Falling From the Sky

April 8, 2010

Title: 별을 따다 줘 / Byeoreul Ttada Jwo
Also known as: Stars Falling From the Sky / Pick the Stars / Wish Upon a Star
Genre: Drama, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-04 to 2010-Mar-16
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 20:55

Synopsis :
The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim Ji Hoon playing the company’s whip-smart lawyer. Because he carries the hurt of having been abandoned by his birth mother, he doesn’t easily open his heart to others. Jin Pal Kang (Choi Jung Won) is a 25-year-old employee of the company who becomes responsible for her five younger adopted siblings after her parents meet with sudden deaths.

Cast :
Jin family
Choi Jung Won as Jin Pal Kang
Park Ji Bin as Jin Joo Hwang
Joo Ji Won (주지원) as Jin Cho Rok
Chun Bo Geun (천보근) as Jin Pa Rang
Kim Yoo Ri (김유리) as Jin No Rang
Lee Young Bum as Jin Sae Yoon
Yoo Ji In as Na Joo Soon
?? as Jin Nam Yi

Won family
Kim Ji Hoon as Won Kang Ha
Shin Dong Wook as Won Joon Ha
Lee Kyun as Woo Tae Gyu

Jung family
Chae Young In as Jung Jae Young
Lee Soon Jae as Jung Gook
Kim Gyu Chul as Jung In Goo
Jung Ae Ri as Lee Min Kyung

Other people
Lee Doo Il as Kim Jang Soo
Park Hyun Sook as Han Jin Joo
Kim Ji Young as Choi Eun Mal
Seo Young as Min Ah
Na Hae Ri (나해리) as secretary
Jo Won Suk (조원석)
Min Ji Oh

Production Credits
Director: Go Kyung Hee (고경희)
Screenwriter: Jung Ji Woo

My Better Half

April 8, 2010

Title: 老公萬歲
Cantonese/Mandarin title: Lo Gung Man Sui
English title: My Better Half
Previously known as: Oh My Darling
Genre: Family, comedy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 2010-Feb-16 to 2010-Mar-16
Air time: Monday to Friday 21:30-22:30

Maggie Cheung as Ko Lai Sum 高勵心
Michael Miu as Ching Sum 程琛
Michael Tse as Ching Yee 程義
Mandy Cho as Yau Ka Lei 尤嘉莉
Teresa Lee as Mau Ling Chi 繆靈芝
Derek Kwok as Kong Sung So 鄺辛訴

Production Credits
Producer: Tong Kei Ming (唐基明)