Korean dramas have recently explored a wide range of combinations between music and dance. In 2006, Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2) depicted with great authenticity the strive to perfection of a courtesan to become the nation’s most brilliant traditional dancer ever. Fast-forward, almost 10 years later, and Kpop is populating the space of TV dramas previously […]

It seems Korean talents are ever more numerous to visit London for whatever reason.  To study English (Jeon Hye-bin), spend time with family (Han Hye-jin), visit (Jung Il-woo), attend a film festival (Dong-hae) or film a TV show (EXO)… the reasons are plenty, emphasizing the increasing appeal of British culture in South Korea. This time, it’s […]

Clara Lee, also known as just ‘Clara’, announced today that she will be going to the United States for an audition in February. She is following the path of other high-profile and rising Korean actors who have recently made the move and signed with agencies over there, Lee Byung-hun, Ha Ji-won and Claudia Kim. Despite […]

Actor Jung Il-woo has published several pictures on his Instagram, indicating he is currently traveling around Europe. After France, where he visited Mont Saint Michel and Paris, his latest stop was London, with a picture of him waiting for the underground at Shoreditch station on Thursday 18 December. Jung Il-woo’s TV drama credits include 49 […]

On November 26, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) made public the results of a study it conducted in the United States about the consumption of Korean television dramas. Just to put this is context, KOCCA supports the promotion of Korean creative industries in international markets, and as such this study shall serve the companies […]

On April 11, 2014, tvN premiered a brand new drama series based on the same Hwaseong serial murders unsolved case that inspired Bong Joon-ho for what many of us consider his most thrilling feature film, Memories of Murder. Gapdong (the drama) is set in 1996, instead of 1986 for Memories of Murder, but both productions […]

You laughed at the extravagant and extreme passion for Kpop of the characters of Reply 1997, you melted for the love between Song Ji-hyo & Choi Jin-hyuk in Emergency Couple, you were intrigued by the nine incense sticks in Nine or were shaking at the voice of the serial killer in Gapdong… so you are […]

Korean Culture Centre UK September 26, 18:30-20:30, September 27-28, 10:00-20:00 RSVP to KCCUK at 0207 004 2600   This time we are a little behind, so we hope the information published in our previous article helped you notice the interesting events which took place yesterday evening and tonight. As a recap, from Thursday 25 to […]

The Hospital Club Soho 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ Thursday 25 September, 9:30-14:30   This event is a private showcase and reception of selected Korean Drama pitching and panel discussions with major Korean broadcasting companies (KBS, SBS, CJ E&M), indie producers (Goldenthumb Pictures) and writers (Kwon Eun-mi of Gapdong), as well as influential contributors […]