PLEASE NOTE WE SCREEN ONLY THE FIRST EPISODE (PILOT) OF EACH DRAMA SERIES.
Korean TV drama fans are invited to join the ninth event of the yearly London Korean Drama Screenings on Thursday 5 November, from 7:00pm.
Pilot episodes to be screened will be:
Diary of a Night Watchman (야경꾼 일지)
First Broadcast: MBC (2014), 24 episodes
Produced by: Raemongraein
Cast: Jung Il-woo, Ko Sung-hee, Yunho
Synopsis: Taking place during the Joseon Dynasty, this drama follows a squad of night watchmen responsible for fighting ghosts and bad spirits. Rin Lee (Jung Il-woo) is lonely prince who has been living outside the palace since childhood despite being the only legitimate son of King Hae Jong and Queen Min. As wealthy as he is handsome, his existence is however the one of a rebel, as to overcome personal issues he hides a heavy secret behind his smile and mischievous personality. He has indeed developed the ability to see ghosts following a tragedy which affected members of the royal family when he was just a child. Following his encounter with Do Ha (Ko Sung-hee), a young shaman from Mount Baekdu searching for her elder sister, full of energy and strong-minded, he will join the squad of night watchmen. However, he will soon realize his gift might also be a weakness and a curse.
My Love From the Star (별에서 온 그대)
First Broadcast: SBS (2014), 21 episodes
Produced By: HB Entertainment
Cast: Kim Soo-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun, Park Hae-jin, Yoo In-na
Synopsis: Do Min-ju (Kim Soo-hyun) is an extraterrestrial who landed on earth 400 years ago, during the Joseon dynasty. He has a human appearance but out-of-the-ordinary abilities: an acute vision, sharp hearing, and is as fast as lightning. Both a cynic and a fatalist, he refuses to bond with humans, nonetheless, he falls in love with actress Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun). Awkward, unpleasant, proud and rude, she is more preoccupied by her acting career than her education. Following an umpteenth scandal, her agent recommends she goes back to class. She discovers her neighbour with whom she quarreled the night before is her professor, Min-ju Do.
My Love from Another Star was the most successful Korean TV drama ever, reviving the K-Drama wave and was subsequently picked up for a U.S. remake for ABC.