Jun Kwang Ryul has been appearing in dramas since 1998 with Mt. Jiri (for those weak in math, that’s twelve years). With his thin, ascetic face, he can portray either sympathetic or cruel characters, but has been typecast in recent years as a morally ambiguous or ruthless father figure (roles which he played to perfection in King of Baking and Swallow the Sun).
Daring Women is a breezy, fun drama about scandal, revenge, and the conquering power of love and kindness. When a widowed woman persecuted by her in-laws remarries a wealthy businessman, she becomes her sister-in-law’s mother-in-law.
Wow! That’s all we can say to the incredible response from Secret Garden fans! It was tough to pick the winners – we wish we had enough for everyone who showed their love for SG and support for DramaFever! Here are the winners from Facebook and Twitter:
Material Queen is a 20-episode romance that was originally set to star Jerry Yan, but he’s been replaced by fellow F4 alumn Vanness Wu. Wu reunites with the producer and director of last year’s hit Autumn’s Concerto, who are both also working on this drama.
The first and only Asian American film festival in the Philly area is currently seeking films for the 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF)!
The Korea Society, in New York City, will host a special screening of Lee Chang-dong’s masterful Poetry at the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image. Poetry won the 2010 award for best screenplay at Cannes, a first for Korea.
Paradise Farm is coming to DramaFever and the cast (Shim Chang Min, Lee Yeon Hee, Yoo Ha Na, Joo Sang Wook) have recorded a special thank you for watching DramaFever!
Three siblings seek revenge in this gripping ratings giant. Giant is a superb historical drama that ably captures the tensions and shifting moods of 1970s Korea. Lee Bum Soo (On Air, Surgeon Bong Dal Hee), Park Jin Hee (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry) and breakout star Hwang Jung Eum (High Kick through the Roof), turn in riveting performances in this ensemble drama about the dreams, hopes, and sufferings of a group of individuals. Giant broke 40% ratings over the course of its run.
Sunshine Day is an upcoming Twdrama starring Mike He. Also known as Sunny Happiness or Happiness is Like a Sunny Day, it’s the second in a trilogy of “happiness” themed dramas produced in collaboration between the Mainland (China) and Taiwan (the first being Happy and Love Forever starring Ming Dao). Janine Chang, best known as the reserved, beautiful forensic specialist in hit drama Black and White, co-stars.
The 2-part series finale of Secret Garden premiers on DramaFever this week. It’s been a fantastic adventure and along the way we’ve fallen in love with Kim Joo Won (played by Hyun Bin) and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won) – so much that we’ve decided to celebrate! We’ve designed a DramaFever original Secret Garden T-shirt that we’re going to give away free to lucky fans.