All posts tagged "Korean drama"

  • misaeng, webtoon
    Webtoons emerge as hot source for Korean dramas, films

    By Baek Byung-yeul After the huge success of “Misaeng,” a 2014 TV drama based on cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho’s comic of the same title, “webtoons” or online comics, have emerged as a major source for films and dramas....

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • (Courtesy of MBC)
    Seoul court upholds censure of unethical TV drama

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Seoul Administrative Court on Monday upheld the broadcasting watchdog’s censure of a TV drama embroiled with immorality and violent language. The court ruled as “fair and legitimate” the Korea Communications Commission (KCC)’s punitive...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
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  • Local fans shout during the performance of K-pop band INFINITE at the Sheikh Rashid Hall, World Trade Center in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on Dec. 6. (Yonhap)
    [ARAB NEWS] Saudi youth agog over Korean music and TV

      — Increasing numbers of Saudi youngsters are watching Korean television serials and music shows on the Internet, rather than the traditional staple of those produced in Turkey, a researcher has found. The most popular...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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  • A cluster of plastic surgery clinics in Apgujeong-dong, southern Seoul. Doctors stress that jaw realignment should not be considered as a cosmetic surgery procedure. (Korea Times file)
    [WaPo] Chinese tourists, with Korean drama stars in mind, flock to Seoul for cosmetic surgery

      All around the southern Seoul district of Gangnam — the area of conspicuous consumption made famous by the hit song “Gangnam Style” — Chinese women walk down the street with bandages over their...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, has been re-designated as a national holiday from this year. Comprising 24 letters — 14 consonants and 10 vowels, hangeul, a Korean writing system, was completed by King Sejong the Great and scholars of the Joseon Kingdom in 1443 and promulgated in 1446.  / Korea Times file
    October 9 is Hangeul Day

    By Chung Hyun-chae Hangeul is no longer an alphabet only for Koreans. Some people who don’t have a writing system have adopted it, while others learn it to better understand lyrics of K-pop or watch Korean dramas...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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    K-pop fans perform on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ stage

      ‘Creative stage arts and performances are best selling point’ By Park Jin-hai Johnny Sevas, 20, from Australia, recalled the first time he saw SHINee’s “Ding Ding Dong” music video a few years ago. “The colors were...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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