Teaser photos for Korean drama IRIS 2, sequel to a 2009 hit. The 2013 drama – starring Jang Hyuk, Lee Da-hae, Oh Yeon-soo, Lee Bum-soo, Im Soo-hyang, Yoon Doo-joon and Lee Joon etc. – will air its first episode on February 13.
Korean music video for Goodbye Day by boy band Ulala Session, an original soundtrack for Korean TV drama series Bridal Mask.
Starring Joo Won and Jin Se-yeon, the drama tells the story of a (fictional) masked hero who fought the Japanese occupation in 1930’s. The MV is mainly about the love-struggle in early episodes of the show. Nice song, decent drama so far.
The drama, which is based on a Japanese manga series, tells the story of a 21st-century neurosurgeon who travels back in time to the Joseon Dynasty.
Korean actress Han Ye-seul sparked huge controversy after going AWOL from drama Spy Myungwol which is currently airing (and concurrently under production).
She failed to show up at the filming set on Sunday and flew back home to Los Angeles the next day. It’s reported that she had serious conflict with the drama producers, but the problem is probably bigger than that.
To begin with, most Korean dramas are filmed under a tight schedule. It’s a norm to begin filming next week’s episodes after the current week’s broadcast has ended. This allow the dramas to be made accustomed to the viewers’ taste and hopefully to get higher ratings, but the cast and crew are often physically and mentally strained.
In this particular case, Han Ye-seul was playing an all-action spy, so there’s probably extra burden on her tiny frame. Some netizens do sympathise with the situation, but things could have been handled a bit better.
Latest news suggested that she’ll be back ASAP after persuaded by her mother and agency, but it remains to be seen if the TV station and production company will compromise (which is the more likely scenario as the drama is already on half-way) or to pursue their legal suit as planned.
Regardless, Han Ye-seul’s showbiz career is going to suffer huge setback. Korean entertainment industry are known to be unkind to “trouble makers”, and she’s not that “huge” to be made an exception.
[Update] Han Ye-seul has returned to Korea and “reconciled” with parties involved. She’ll resume her work with the drama on next schedule.
Korean drama Birdie Buddy, starring Uee of After School, is finally getting its airtime in Korea after much delay. Check out the trailer and teaser pics.
Birdie Buddie – also starring Lee Yong-woo and Lee Da-hee – is adapted from a Korean comic which tells the story of a female golf prodigy, whose hidden talent is discovered by a golf legend who went missing years ago for unknown reason.