‘Producer’ releases first teaser trailer

 With just under a month left until the first episode airs KBS has finally released their first teaser for their upcoming industry insider drama “Producer“, the drama stars Korean a-listers  Cha Tae Hyun (My Sassy Girl) and Gong Hyo Jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) as well as Kim Soo Hyun (You Who Came From the Stars) and solo artist IU as leads. Continue reading

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Cha Tae Hyun & Gong Hyo Jin Unveiled as Veteran PDs in First Producer Stills

With such an impressive lead cast, writer Park Ji Eun of hit drama You Who Came From the Stars penning the script and veteran romcom directer Pyo Min Soo (Ho Gu’s Love, You’ve Fallen for Me, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop) at the helm, it’s no surprise that any news on the upcoming KBS drama Producer has been received with great interest.

The first stills have recently been released, featuring Gong Hyo Jin in character as Tak Ye Jin, PD of Music Bank. and Cha Tae Hyun as Ra Joon Mo, the veteran PD of 1 Night 2 Days.

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Nominees Announced for the APAN Star Awards 2014

It’s awards season again, the time of year when top stars trot out to accept recognition for their work in TV/film/entertainment and impress (or shock) us all with their red carpet fashion choices. The list of nominations have been released for the APAN Star Awards 2014, which covers all dramas that aired on the Big 3 channels (SBS, MBC, KBS) as well as cable networks from October 1st, 2013 to September 31st, 2014. Along with the nominee roster is confirmation of the special guest performers who will grace the event, which includes Chen of EXO, Ailee, Red Velvet, T-ara and Dae Guk Nam Ah.

The APAN Star Awards is part of the Daejeon Drama Festival and a relatively new event – this year will mark the third time the awards have been held. This year’s ceremony will take place on November 15th (5:00-10:00 PM KST) at the Hall of Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center, Chungnam National University in Daejeon. Despite its fairly new status, it’s an interesting way to see which dramas and its actors stood out most across the board (the network-hosted award shows every year are really an excuse for broadcasters to give everyone who gave them ratings a pat on the back).

With that said, the nominees this year are fairly obvious on the whole (in particular, Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun being nominated for You Who Came From the Stars and Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin for It’s Okay, It’s Love in the Top Excellence Actor/Actress categories), though not without its fair share of head-scratchers (like Kang So Ra and Jin Se Yeon both being nominated for Excellence Actress for Doctor Stranger – why that drama is even included on an awards list is beyond me). There’s also the Daesang to consider – last year’s Daesang was taken home by Song Hye Kyo for That Winter, The Wind Blows. I’d say it’ll come down to either Stars or It’s Okay, It’s Love for the big winners, but we won’t know until November 15th – in the meantime, what are everyone’s choices for each category?

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‘It’s Okay, It’s Love’ wraps filming

SBS drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love” has finally wrapped up filming this past Sunday (September 7th) after they started filming back in May, and whilst some of the cast had already shot their final scenes, it’s only fitting that the two actors to wrap up filming last were Gong Hyo Jin and Jo In SungContinue reading

Teaser Release & Press Conference for SBS It’s Okay, It’s Love

Despite the melo premise for upcoming SBS drama It’s Okay, It’s Love (it’s about characters with psychological disorders), the recent string of promotional material – particularly these quirky posters – pointed to the drama being more of a light romance. To say it created some confusion would be a serious understatement. It seems that despite original expectations it is the exact tone they’re trying to achieve, though, with the newest teaser from SBS continuing in that cheerful vein and the official website descriptions underlining a “happy, warm and inspirational” story of people with psychological disorders achieving understanding and acceptance. Ladies and gentlemen, I think we might have a sexy, warm and heartfelt summer romance on our hands. I can totally get behind that.

The previously reported OST theme song by Chen of EXO can also be heard for the first time in this trailer – it’s a sweet, breezy track in which he’s singing his confession of love, echoing the two leads’ own burgeoning relationship. Chen’s gorgeous, crystal clear vocals really capture the summery and romantic atmosphere of It’s Okay, It’s Love perfectly.

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