Following our partnership with Kmania (Kelab Pengkritik & Peminat Korea) in Malaysia, we are sharing with you details on their annual Kdrama awards attribution, called CARI Kdrama Awards. Bestowed by the Malaysian Critics Drama Society, it functions similarly to our Daehan Drama Awards (DDA), with Malaysian fans invited to vote for their favourite Kdramas in a number […]

Do you remember about KBS’ 2004 period drama Emperor of the Sea, also known as Sea God? Spanning 51 episodes and based Choi In-ho’s novel of the same name, it is also inspired by the life of Goong-Bok (Jang Bo-go) during the Unified Shilla Dynasty (676~935). Like many other period dramas, such as Jumong, the […]

Despite the popularity of Latin American telenovelas and more recently Turkish dramas in Eastern Europe, Korean dramas have somehow managed to carve some space on local television. Not much, but more opportunities await. Hungary was the first country to bring Korean dramas, with negotiations between Hungarian national broadcaster Magyar Televízió (MTVA) with KBS and MBC […]

As we have moved the date of the event to April 25th, we are extending the voting period to Sunday April 3rd 23:59. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your vote count, opening up an opportunity for your favorite actors to either thank you in person or even attend our awards ceremony. To vote, visit […]

Personal yet universal stories tackled with both nostalgia and humor are often the best way to bring different cultures together and touch audiences from various backgrounds. And Korean American director Benson Lee achieved a perfect balance in Seoul Searching which had its European premiere screening at the Asia House Film Festival on Saturday February 27th at […]

Today is a big day for UK-based Korean drama fans. It has indeed come to our attention, as well to our friends at UnitedKpop, that Korean dramas have been made available on Netflix UK. The selection is definitely female-skewing with mostly romance and romantic comedy dramas (likely released on Valentine’s Day!): Falling for Innocence aka Beating […]

As Africa is starting to attract eyeballs from content distributors, in particular thanks to a number of emerging cable television and on-demand platforms, it would be timely to look at how the landscape looks like for Korean dramas. An interesting case and exception on the African continent, GBS (Good News Broadcasting System) is a Kenyan […]

Western Europe has probably been the hardest market for Korean dramas to break into, given the already well established TV production industries, audiences’ preferences for local flavours and/or American crime procedurals and soaps, as well as strong disparities between countries. This is why we have chosen to start with this region to kick off our new […]

We are glad to bring to you the list of nominees for this year’s SDA, fresh from their webmagazine 7. “With a total of 212 entries from 48 different countries, 24 titles have been selected, with 8 per category: TV movie, mini-series and TV series. Nominees for the TV Movies category are: My Home, My […]