Sinopsis Film 3

Spring Waltz

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 봄의 왈츠 / Bom-ui Wal-cheu
English title: Spring Waltz / Endless Love 4
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Theme Song: One Love by Loveholic
Related TV shows: Autumn Tale, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent

Synopsis :
Will the tragedy of spring be repeated years later?
To escape debt, Lee Su Ho’s father escaped to a remote island where his friend has a young daughter Eun Young, who is the same age as Su Ho. After being abandoned by his father, Su Ho sought to leave, but his mind changed after being touched by Eun Young’s pure heart. A series of unfortunate events ensue, and Su Ho disappears, while Eun Young is sick in the hospital.
Years later, while traveling in Austria, Eun Young meets the talented pianist Jae Ha, a man with a cold exterior with a few words, who bores a resemblance to Su Ho. As their love start to develop, the truth unfolds… Can their love endure the harsh spring tragedy many years ago?

Cast :
Seo Do Young as Lee Su Ho/Yoon Jae Ha
Han Hyo Joo as Suh Eun Young/Park Eun Young
Daniel Henney as Phillip
Lee So Yeon as Song Yi Na

Supporting Cast
Geum Bo Ra as Hyun Ji Sook (Jae Ha’s mother)
Jung Dong Hwan as Yoon Myung Hoon (Jae Ha’s father)
Kim Hae Sook as Jo Yang Soon (Eun Young’s aunt/adoptive mom)
Choi Si Won as Park Sang Woo (Eun Young’s cousin)
Choi Ja Hye as Hong Mi Jung (Eun Young’s best friend)
Park Chil Yong as Park Doo Sik (Eun Young’s father)
Lee Han Wie as Lee Jung Tae (Su Ho’s father)
Lee In Sung as Lee Kang Goo (Su Ho’s brother)
Park Hee Jin as Kim Hee Jin (Yi Na’s friend)
Kim Mi Kyung as Kim Bon Hee (Mi Jung’s mother)
Eun Won Jae as young Lee Su Ho
Han So Hee as young Eun Young
Yoon Yoo Sun as Eun Young’s birth mother

Production Credits
Production Company: Yoon’s Color
Executive Producer: Kim Jong Sik, Park In Taek
Chief Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Producer: Lee Jae Sang
Director: Yoon Suk Ho
Screenwriter: Kim Ji Yun (김지연), Hwang Da Eun (황다은), Ha Mi Sun


Style

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 스타일 / Style
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2009-Aug-01 to 2009-Sep-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45

Synopsis :
Lee Seo Jung has recently joined a fashion magazine company called Style. Her boss, Editor Park, is loathed by her employees because of her bad temper. As Seo Jung is trying to climb the ranks of this company, she realizes that the fashion world is not a pretty place. Romance, backstabbing, competition, and lies all come along with the territory. However, she meets Seo Woo Jin who helps her during this tough time.

Cast :
Ryu Shi Won as Suh Woo Jin
Lee Ji Ah as Lee Suh Jung
Kim Hye Soo as Park Gi Ja
Lee Yong Woo as Kim Min Joon
Extended Cast
Na Young Hee as Son Myung Hee
Chae Gook Hee as Kim Ji Won
Shin Jung Geun as So Byung Suk
Han Chae Ah as Cha Ji Sun
Kim Ga Eun as Wang Mi Hye
Park Ji Il as Lee Suk Chang
Kim Shi Hyang as Hwang Bo Kap Joo
Kim Gyu Jin as Nam Bong Woo
Hong Ji Min as Oh Yoo Na
Han Seung Hoon as Kwak Jae Suk
Hwang Hyo Eun as Lee In Ja
Kim Hak Jin as Shim Gyun
Kim In Tae as (Myung Hee & Woo Jin’s father)
Park Soon Chun as (Suh Jung’s mother)
Kim Yong Rim as Lee Bang Ja
Cameos
Jessica Gomes as herself (ep1)
Kang Ji Hwan as himself (ep6)
Cha Ye Ryun as herself (ep6)
Bada as herself (ep6)
Lee Hong Ki as himself (ep6)
Lee Jae Jin as himself (ep6)
Choi Min Hwan as himself (ep6)
Sandara Park as herself (ep6)
2NE1 as themselves (ep6)
2PM as themselves (ep6)
Park Sol Mi as Choi Ae Young (ep7 &
Seo In Young as designer (ep11 & 12)
Byun Jung Soo

Production Credits
Production Company: Yeh In Munhwa
Director: Oh Jong Rok
Screenwriter: Moon Ji Young (문지영)
Recognitions
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actress – Special Drama (Na Young Hee)

Notes
Based on a novel of the same name.
Has been nicknamed the Korean “Devil Wears Prada.”
Filming began on June 22 at Jeju Island.


Winter Bird

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 겨울새 / Winter Bird
Also known as: Lonely Bird
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 44
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-15 to 2008-Mar-02
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40

Synopsis :
Young Eun lived with a family ever since she was an orphan and then fell in love with Do Hyun who is 5 years older than her. However, Do Hyun’s family did not approve of Do Hyun dating Young Eun. As a result, Young Eun eventually left Do Hyun and marries a doctor, Joo Kyung Woo. Although Kyung Woo acts like a gentleman, he is actually a mama’s boy with multiple and complicated personalities. Though he treats Young Eun well, he believes everything his mother tells him and will turn on Young Eun at any moment. Jin Ah is a pediatric medical resident and falls for Do Hyun. But she is unsure of his relationship with Young Eun. Do Hyun decides to marry Jin Ah and after the wedding, Young Eun has had enough of Kyung Woo’s mother. She decides to leave Kyung Woo. What will happen between Do Hyun and Young Eun? Will they realize they can’t leave without the other?

Cast :
Park Sun Young as Park Young Eun
Lee Tae Gon as Jung Do Hyun
Yoon Sang Hyun as Joo Kyung Woo
Hwang Jung Eum as Jin Ah
Extended Cast
Jang Shin Young as Hee Jin (Young Eun’s friend)
Jang Yong as Chairman Jung (Do Hyun’s father)
Yoon Mi Ra as Ms. Lee (Do Hyun’s mother)
Im Ye Jin as Jung Eun Sook (Chairman Jung’s sister)
Park Won Sook as Ms. Kang (Kyung Woo’s mother)
Lee Da Jin (이다진) as Jung Min Hee (Do Hyun’s younger sister)
Jung Han Hun as Choi Ki Sa
Bang Eun Hee as In Chun Deok
Yoo Jae Ryang as Kwang Wook (Hee Jin’s younger brother)
Han Ye In as Yoo Ra
Park Joon Hyuk as Hee Jin’s boyfriend
Jo Dong Hyuk as Han Ji Hong
Go Jung Min as a woman with Ji Hong’s child
Kwak Min Suk as Dak Teo Bak
Park Jung Soo
Lee Yoo Jung
Jung Yoon Suk

Production Credits
Original Work: Novel by Kim Soo Hyun
Director: Joo Sung Woo
Screenwriter: Lee Geum Joo, Yeo Ji Na
Producer: Jung Se Ho


Strongest Chil Woo

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 최강칠우 / Choi Kang Chil Woo
Also known as: Strongest Chil Woo, The Mighty Chilwu
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Jun-17 to 2008-Aug-19
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis :
Kang Chil Woo was a lowly police officer during the Joseon era. His parents were killed in a raid and his main goal was to stay below the radar to survive. However when his sister was killed, his outlook on life was forever changed and in seeking revenge, he turned into an assassin and began to mete out justice to criminals.

Cast :
Eric as Kang Chil Woo / Choi Chil Woo
Choi Soo Han as young Chil Woo
Koo Hye Sun as Yoon So Yoon
Lee Han Na as young So Yoon
Yoo Ah In as Heuk San
Lee Un as Ja Ja
Jun Noh Min as Min Seung Kook
Kim Byul as Yeon Doo
Extended Cast
Im Ha Ryong as Choi Nam Deuk (Chil Woo’s adoptive father)
Kim Young Ok as Mong Dung Ne (Chil Woo’s adoptive grandmother)
Choi Ran as Chung Ju Daek (Chil Woo’s adoptive mother)
Jang Joon Young as Chul Suk
Kang Jae as Jo Ahn Joong
Im Hyuk as Kim Ja Seon
Jung Jin as Leader Sa
Shin Seung Hwan as Leader Oh
Park Joon Seo as Leader Jung
Nam Myung Ryul as Do Sa
Jung Won Joong as law expert
Choi Jung Woo as King In Jo
Song Yong Tae as Do Jae Jo
Son Kwang Up as commander
Im Ho as Crown Prince So Hyun
Park Yong Gi as Heo Won Do
Kang In Duk as the boss Eung Gi (cameo, ep7)
Han Ye In as (cameo, ep3)
Oh Man Suk as Chil Woo’s biological father (cameo, ep1)
Kim Ji Suk as a peasant (cameo, ep1)
Lee Yun Sung
??? as Woo Young (Chil Woo’s sister)
Lee Ho Sung
Kim Gyu Chul (cameo)
Nam Sung Jin (cameo)
Kim Hong Pyo
Park Hyo Bin
Jun Young Bin
Heo Tae Hee
Cha Jae Dol
Kwon Hyuk
Yang Jae Sung


The Kingdom of The Winds

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 바람의 나라 / The Kingdom of The Winds
Also known as: Country of Wind / The Land of Wind
Genre: Period, fantasy
Episodes: 36
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-10 to 2009-Jan-15
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis :
The drama about the life of Jumong’s grandson, Moo Hyul, who was born with a curse to kill his parent, siblings, son and destroy Goguryeo.

Cast :
Song Il Gook as Prince Moo Hyul / Daemusin
Choi Jung Won as Princess Yeon
Park Gun Hyung as Do Jin
Jung Jin Young as King Yuri
Extended Cast
Kim Hye Ri as Lady Mi Yoo (Yeo Jin’s mother)
Kim Hye Sung as Prince Yeo Jin
Lee Jong Won as Prince Hae Myeong (Moo Hyul’s brother)
Kim Jung Hwa as Yi Ji
Lee Si Young as Yeon Hwa
Oh Yoon Ah as Hye Ap
Kim Jae Wook as Chu Bal So
Jang Tae Sung as Ma Ro (Moo Hyul’s friend)
Kim Sang Ho as Ma Hwang
Park Sang Wook as Gwi Yoo
Han Jin Hee as King Daeso
Park Jung Hak as Sa Goo
Im Jung Eun as Princess Se Ryu
Jung Da Bin as young Princess Se Ryu
Kim Byung Gi as Sang Ga
Kim Gyu Chul as Myung Jin
Kim Won Hyo as Gong Chan
Kim Myung Soo as Goo Chu
Jung Sung Mo as Bae Geuk
Kim Sung Hoon as General Heuk Young
?? as Queen Seohwa (Seryu & Moo Hyul’s mother)
?? as Tak Rok
Min Joon Hyun as Buyeo soldier


Summer Scent

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 여름향기 / Yeoreum Hyanggi
Also known as: Summer Breeze / Endless Love 3
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2003-Jul-07 to 2003-Sep-09
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Viewership ratings: peak=11.6% average=10.7%
Related TV shows: Autumn Tale, Winter Sonata, Spring Waltz

Synopsis :
Yoo Min Woo’s first love was So Eun Hye who gets into a car accident. Eun Hye dies, leaving him behind. Shim Hye Won has suffered from a terrible heart disease ever since childhood. Miraculously, she finds that she will be obtaining a heart from a donor, Soh Eun Hye.
Suffering from the pain of a heartache, Min-woo goes to Paris to study, the memories of Eun Hye still hunts his heart. When he returns to Korea, fate takes a turn and brings Hye Won and Min-woo together. When the two first meet, Hye Won’s heart (Eun Hye’s heart), oddly beats faster when she is around Min Woo.
Park Jung Jae is Hye Won’s boyfriend. Park Jung Ah is Jung Jae’s sister, she meets Min Woo in Italy and falls for him.

Cast :
Song Seung Hun as Yoo Min Woo
Son Ye Jin as Shim Hye Won
Ryu Jin as Park Jung Jae
Han Ji Hye as Park Jung Ah
Shin Ae as So Eun Hye
Jo Eun Sook as Oh Jang Mi
Ahn Jung Hoon as Ji Dae Poong
Kim Hae Sook as Min Woo’s mother
Kang Ji Hwan as Jung Ah’s husband
Production Credits
Production: KBS
Producer: Kim Chul Kyu
Director: Yoon Suk Ho
Screenwriter: Choi Ho Yun
Cinematography: Kim Yong Su
Lighting: Kim Gwang Su


Thousand Years of Love

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 천년지애 / Chun-nyun Ji-ae
Also known as: Loving for a Thousand Years / The Everlasting Love
Genre: Romance, fantasy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2003-Mar-22 to 2003-May-25
Air time: Saturday & Sunday at 9:45 PM

Synopsis :
More than a thousand years ago from the present time, Puyeoju is the Baek Jae Empire’s princess. Unlike other princesses, she is active and skilled in the arts and in sports. When the Baek Jae Empire crumbles due to a spy, Kum-hwa, she runs away with her bodyguard General Guishil Ari and falls in love with him in the meanwhile. The new conquerer Kim Yu-suk is also in love with the princess, but only receives hate in return. In a desperate attempt to win her, he kills Ari, but the princess runs away and jumps off a cliff to kill herself. While falling, she travels more than one thousand years into the future, which is our present time of 2003. Only she remains to be who she was, and she encounters Ari to be an aimless fashion designer Kang In-chul with a warm heart and bad temper. Although he is annoyed at her ignorance of the present world, he comes to fall in love with the princess again. Fujiwara Tatsuji is the son of the Fujiwara dynasty, and once again is mysteriously attracted to the princess. Only she knows the past that holds all three of them together, but will things become an exact replica of the situation back then?

Cast :
Sung Yu Ri as Princess Puyeo-ju
So Ji Sub as General Guishil Ari / Kang In-chul
Kim Nam Jin as General Kim Yu-suk / Fujiwara Tatsuji
Kim Sa Rang as Kum-hwa / Go Eun-bi
Extended Cast
Lee Mi Young as Chae Yeo-sa (Go Eun-bi’s mother)
Park Chil Yong as Ko Bong-su (Go Eun-bi’s father)
Im Chae Moo as Doctor Um
Kwon Ki Sun as Doctor Um’s wife
Yang Taek Jo as Tatsuji’s Housekeeper
Lee Chang Hoon as Kim Chun-Chul (Gangster Boss)
Kim Tae Yun as Yuh-rang
Lee Sun Gyun as Pil Gah
Han Tae Yoon as Sook Hee

Production Credits
Writers: Lee Sun Mi, Kim Ki Ho
Producer: Lee Kwan Hee


Sweet 18 (Little Bride)

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 낭랑18세 / Nang Rang 18 Seh
Also known as: Sweet 18 / Little Bride / 18 Year Old Bride
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2004-Jan-19 to 2004-Mar-09
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis :
Kwon Hyuk-Joon’s grandfather, the head of the traditional Kwon family agrees to an arranged marriage between his grandson (Lee Dong Gun) and Yoon Jung-Sook (Han Ji Hye) when Yoon Jung-Sook is born. 18 years later, the two families lose contact because soon after the contract is signed, Jung-Sook’s family encounters financial issues and is forced to run away.
Meanwhile, Jung-Sook has grown up to be a rebellious and strong-willed girl who just wants to live her life as she sees fit. With little aspirations, she is the direct foil of her achievement-bound counterpart, Hyuk-Joon. When the two meet each other, they clash horribly; Jung-Sook thinks her fiancee is nothing but boring, and Hyuk-Joon believes Jung-Sook to be nothing but an immature child. Despite all this they do marry. The rest of the series follows their life living together as a couple, and the obstacles they are faced with.

Cast :
Han Ji Hye as Yoon Jung-Sook
Lee Dong Gun as Kwon Hyuk-Joon
Lee Da Hae as Moon Ga-Young
Lee Joon as Jee Chul-Reum
Yoo Hye Jung as Kwon Sun-Ah
Park Joon Hyuk as Jung Chan
Lee Soon Jae as Hyuk-Joon’s grandfather
Kim Hae Sook as Jung-Sook’s mother
Jung Kyung Ho as Jung-Sook’s blind date
On Jo as Jung-Sook’s friend
Bi Ryu as Jung-Sook’s friend
Jang Joon Young
Kim Ki Hyun
Woo Kyung Ah
Min Ji
Lee Gun

Production Credits
Director: Kim Myung Wook, Kim Jung Gyu
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee, Yoon Eun Kyung

Review by Iceberri
What I really loved about this drama that set it apart from traditional comedies is the overlapping themes that demonstrate the strength of culture, family, and love. Each scene served a purpose and for this reason, the drama never appears draggy. The director successfully leads the audience through the passageway into maturity with convincing acting and a well-written script. Some of the scenes were of course, a bit overdone and cheesy, but overall, it only adds to the charm of the drama.

The center of the drama truly revolved around the convincing acting of the cast. Even though there weren’t any veteran actors, Han Ji Hye and Lee Dong Gun brought a freshness to the screen that older, more experienced actors cannot imitate. Han Ji Hye is able to gradually transform from a sassy, mischievous girl to a woman who fights for her values and beliefs successfully. Her inexperience does show in specific scenes where she’s supposed to cry, but these scenes were thankfully, minimal. Lee Dong Gun, who played Kwon Hyuk-joon, doesn’t speak much in the drama, but his silent scenes always convey a subtle sense of raw feeling and emotion. He is the perfect complement to the outrageous and silly Jung-sook. What distinguishes Sweet 18′s cast from others though is the equally well-done acting done by the supporting actors. Each one brings a different personality to the screen, and by the end of the drama, you’ll have empathized with nearly every actor, leading or supporting.

As with most korean dramas, the latter part of the drama tends to slow down and come to a tapered halt. Although Sweet 18 retained its fast momentum and pace throughout most of the drama, the last 2 or 3 episodes are noticeably slower than the other episodes. Of course it is necessary for the wrap-up of the drama, but it lacks the same luster and shine.

Another possible drawback (though I found it endearing) is the sense and style of humor. Han Ji Hye really goes all-out in her role, from exaggerated facial expressions to a funky hairstyle that would be embarrassing to most actresses. She’s spunky and most definitely not submissive. If you’re not a fan of Jang Nara’s acting style, perhaps Han Ji Hye’s acting would not impress you too much either. Still, I urge you to give this drama a chance regardless of what you like, because of the underlying themes and lessons learned. Unlike some dramas that infer a lesson to be learned, Sweet 18 is neither preachy nor conspicuous. But they are there.

The soundtrack isn’t particularly impressive when you listen to it separately; the songs are not beautiful, amazing, or insightful like other drama’s OSTs. However, the music does fit the mood as most of the songs are a little wacky, and very light-hearted.

Overall, Sweet 18 will revive the hope of love in your heart, and the passion of living life to its fullest in your soul. It is a must-watch for people of all ages.


Bad Love

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 못된 사랑 / Mos-toen Sa-rang / Bad Love
Also known as: Mistake of Love / Wretched Love / Screwed-Up Love / Cruel Love
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2007-Dec-03 to 2008-Feb-12
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis :
Na In Jung struggles with her love between the rather cold and rebellious Yong Ki and a successful businessman, Soo Hwan. Kang Yong Ki is a pop culture artist. He was separated from his first love, Jo Ann, and still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. His half sister is Joo Ran who is married to Soo Hwan. Soo Hwan begins an affair with In Jung but he only has ambition for the CEO position of Yong Ki’s father’s company. Soon after he discovers that his ambition does not fill the emptiness that he has inside and realizes he needs In Jung. But In Jung and Yong Ki have already fallen in love with each other. Will In Jung go back to her first love or stay with Yong Ki?

Cast :
Kwon Sang Woo as Kang Yong Ki
Lee Yo Won as Na In Jung
Kim Sung Soo as Lee Soo Hwan
Cha Ye Ryun as Park Shin Young / Jo Ann
Kim Ga Yun as Kang Joo Ran (Soo Hwan’s wife & Yong Ki’s sister)
Extended Cast
Park Geun Hyung as Chairman Kang Woo Taek (Yong Ki’s father)
Song Ok Sook as Lee Jin Sook (Joo Ran’s mother)
Kim Chang Wan as Hwang In Soo
Bang Eun Hee as Park Chan Sook
Kim Min Jung as Soo Hwan’s mother
Choi Yong Min as In Jung’s father
Yoo Ji In as In Jung’s mother
Choi Sung Min as Yoon Sil Gang
Kim Hyang Gi as Lee Mi So (Soo Hwan’s daughter)
Lee Ha
Yoon Hee Suk as (Yong Ki’s friend)
Lee Joo Suk

Production Credits
Director: Kwon Gye Hong
Screenwriter: Lee Yoo Jin


I Hate You, But It’s Fine

Desember 2, 2010

Title: 미우나 고우나 / Miwoona Gowoona
Also known as: I Hate You, But It’s Fine (lit. translation) / Likeable or Not (KBS World)
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 172
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-03 to 2008-May-02
Air time: Monday to Friday 8:25 PM

Synopsis :
This drama is a story about love, family, and the realism of people’s dreams! Each character will experience their joy, frustration, and pain at times as they live out their daily lives. Na Dan Poong is a company marketing team leader. Jang Hyun Woo is a plastic surgeon and Baek Ho’s friend. Sun Jae is good looking, smart, and makes very good decisions. He has a girlfriend, Ji Young, who he met while they were in college. But to farther his ambitions, he breaks up with Ji Young to marry Bong Soo Ah whose father is the owner of Bonjour Foods.

Cast :
Na family
Han Ji Hye as Na Dan Poong (marketing team leader)
Jo Dong Hyuk as Na Sun Jae (older brother)
Kim Hye Ok as Lee Jong Soon (mother)
Kang In Duk as Na Ki Tae (father)
Kang family
Kim Ji Suk as Kang Baek Ho
Kim Hae Sook as Oh Dong Ji (mother)
Kim Chan Woo as Oh Dal Hyun (uncle)
Park Joon Mok as Oh Chan (nephew, Mi Ae’s son)
Bong family
Yoo In Young as Bong Soo Ah
Lee Jung Gil as Bong Man Soo (Soo Ah’s father, Bonjour Food president)
Kim Young Ok as Ms. Choi (Soo Ah’s grandmother)
Hwang family
Lee Young Eun as Hwang Ji Young
Kim Sung Hwan as Hwang Jae Bok (father)
Suh Seung Hyun as Hwang Dal Lae (aunt)
Lee Ja Young as Hwang Mi Ae (aunt, Oh Dal Hyun’s ex-wife)
Other people
Eva Popiel as Sonia (Kazakhstan immigrant)
Lee Sang Yoon as Seo Woo Jin (food technician)
Lee Joong Moon as Jang Hyun Woo (doctor)
Han Kyung Sun as Geum Ja
Jung Woo as Bak In Seok (Sun Jae’s assistant at Bonjour Foods)
Baek Seung Hee as Lee Soo Jung
Bonjour Food marketing team
Suh Yoon Jae as Seo Joo Gyeong (Dan Poong’s friend)
Choi Seung Kyung as a team member
Yoon Joo Hee as a team member
Production Credits
Producer: Kim Myung Wook
Director: Lee Duk Gun
Screenwriter: Kim Sa Kyung, Choi Hyung Ja (최형자)