LIST DRAMA/MOVIE KOREA

LIST K-DRAMA/K-MOVIE KOREA

A MAN CALLED GOD

Title: Shinira Bulriwoon Sanai / A Man Called God / The Divine Hero
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 24
Director: Lee Hyung Sun (Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung Kum)
Screenwriter: Lee Hong Ku (East of Eden)
Broadcast network: MBC , Saturday & Sunday 22:40
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-06
Original work: Manhwa by Park Gong Sung


Synopsis
Choi Kang-ta is a super agent with a feared reputation.
He lost his parents and was adopted by Americans.
After becoming an adult, he returns to Korea to avenge his father’s wrongful death.
He learns that there were four people involved in the killing of his father.
In the midst of carrying out his revenge, his partner, Vivian betrays him, putting his life in danger.
However, he is nursed back to health by Bo-bae, a woman he met by coincidence.
After recovering from his wounds he settles down in a slum neighborhood where he befriends the poor people there.
For the first time in his life, he is surrounded by warmth and love in his new surroundings.
But Hwang Woo-hyun, a high-ranking official at the Korean Central Intelligence Agency and heir to the Hwanglim Group empire, becomes enraged with jealousy that Choi Kang-ta stole Bo-bae away from him and decides to have him eliminated.
Will Choi Kang-tae be able to avenge his father’s death? And will Bo-bae choose Choi Kang-ta over Woo-hyun?

STORY OF A MAN / THE SLINGSHOT

Title: A Man’s Story / Story of a Man / Guys Talk / The Slingshot
Director: Yoon Sung Sik (Dae Jo Yeong)
Screenwriter: Song Ji Na (The Legend, Rosemary, Daemang)
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2 , Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-06 to 2009-May-26


Main Cast
Park Yong Ha as Kim Shin
Park Si Yeon as Seo Kyung Ah
Kim Kang Woo as Chae Do Woo
Han Yeo Woon as Chae Eun Soo
Lee Philip as Do Jae Myung
Park Ki Woong as Ahn Kyung Tae

Supporting Cast
Lee Moon Shik as Park Moon Ho
Jang Hang Sun as President Chae
Bang Eun Hee as Myung Sun
Kim Roe Ha as Director Oh
Lee Tae Im
Ahn Nae Sang
Baek Jae Jin

Synopsis

Kim Shin is a man who once had it all. A scam ruined his family and his brother’s company went bankrupt because of that scam.

He wants revenge against those who made his family’s life a living hell. Park Si Yeon is his girlfriend who works diligently in order to help him repay his debts. Then, Kim Shin approaches Chae Eun Soo in order to start his revenge.


ATHENA : GODDESS OF WAR

Title: Athena: Goddess of War / Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin
Genre: Action, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Producer: Kim Young Sup
Director: Kim Myung Joon , Kim Tae Hoon , Hwang Jung Hyun
Screenwriter: Kim Hyun Joon , Yoo Nam Kyung
Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2010-Dec- 13 to 2011-Feb-21
Spin-off from previous series : IRIS

Filming in Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, Hawaii and New Zealand

Synopsis
A terrorist group known as “Athena” and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.


BRIDAL MASK

Title: Bridal Mask / Doll Mask / Gaksital
Genre: Action
Episodes: 28
Productor: Yoon Sung Shik (The Slingshot)
Screenwriter: Yoo Hyun Mi (Green Rose, The Scale of Providence, Home Sweet Home)
Broadcast network: KBS2, Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2012-May-30 to 2012-Sept-6
Bridal Mask based on Korean acrtoon, published in 1974 with title Gaksital by cartoonist Heo Young Man

Synopsis
Setting in the 1930s when Japan occupied Korea.
Korean man named Lee Kang To works as Japan police officer.
After one incident he becomes nameless Korean hero who fights for Korean independence.
He’s known as Gaksital because he always wears a bride mask to hide his face when he’s in action.


BYUL SOON GEOM

Title: ??? / Byul Soon Geom/ Chosun Police
Director: Lee Seung Young (???), Kim Byung Soo (???)
Screenwriter: Hwang Hye Ryung (???), Jung Yoon Jung (???), Yang Jin Ah (???)
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC , Saturday 23:00 (2 episodes in a row)
Broadcast period: 2007-Oct-13 to 2007-Dec-30


Synopsis

The story revolves around investigative procedures in the late Chosun era. Kim Sa Yul, an elite detective with a sharp mind. He accepts the female lead character, Seo Eun, who is the daughter of his father’s enemy.


CHOSUN POLICE 3

Title: Chosun Police 3 / Korean Traditional Scientific Investigators Season 3 / Byul Soon Geom 3
Genre: Period, mystery
Episodes: TBA
Chief Producer: Lee Eun Woo , Son In Chul
Producer: Lee Hong Chul
Director: Lee Seung Young , Kim Mi Sook , Park Soo Chul
Screenwriter: Kang Hyun Sung , Nam Sang Wook
Broadcast network: MBC (Cable channel MBC DramaNet) , Saturday 23:00
Broadcast period: 2010-Sep-04 

This drama was shoot in 3D

Synopsis
Shin Jung Hoo leads a new generation of criminal investigators that focus on using forensic procedures and scientific methods to solve mysterious crimes: Cha Gun Woo, a profiling expert who frequently uses his good looks and natural charm to appeal to females and elicit testimony, the rookie investigator Seo Yeon Doo, veteran Choi Do Gon, and coroner Park Choong Ok.

CHUNO / PURSUING SERVANTS

Title:  Chuno
Also known as: Pursuing Servants / Slave Hunter
Genre: Historical, fusion saeguk
Production Company: Chorokbaem Media
Director: Kwak Jung Hwan (Hometown LegendsSeoul’s Sad Song)
Screenwriter: Chun Sung Il
Episodes: 24
Broadcast Network: KBS2 , Wednesday & Thursday 9:55 PM
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-06


Synopsis
After the end of the war with the Ch’ing Dynasty (Manchu Invasion), slaves talk about joining an uprising of a righteous army. With a new king everyone would be made equal, living a decent life irrespective of social standing.
Keunommee, a slave, is excited but anxious as he joins the uprising.
Dae Gil, a son of a noble, and Un Nyun, a slave girl, are in love. One day Keunommee, Un Nyun’s older brother, sets his master’s house on fire and runs away with Un Nyun. Because of the fire, Dae Gil loses his family and becomes a slave hunter to catch Keunommee and Un Nyun. Even so, Dae Gil still can’t give up his feelings for Un Nyun.
Tae Ha, a general-turned-slave, escapes when he hear about Crown Prince Seo Hyun being in danger. On the way he runs into Un Nyun who ran away on her honeymoon.
Dae Gil, the number 1 slave hunter in the country, is after Tae Ha.
The story of their entangled fate unfolds. (credit KBS Global Media)

CITY HUNTER

Title: City Hunter
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Producer  : Jin Hyuk (Brilliant Legacy)
Scriptwriter : Hwang Eun Kyung (New Heart)
Broadcast network: SBS, Wed-Thurs 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-May-25 to 2011-July-28
City Hunter based from Popular Japanese manga with same title from author Tsukasa Hojo.


Synopsis
Kim Nana is former judo athlete who works as the bodyguard at Blue House (Korean president office). She involves in love triangle with Lee Yoon Sung , Blue House’s officer for national communication team and Kim Yong Ju, a prosecutor.

COMRADES

Title: Jeonwoo / Comrades / Legend of the Patriots
Genre: War, Drama, Period
Episodes: 20
Director: Lee Eun Sang , Lee Sang Woo, Song Hyun Wook
Screenwriter: Moon Young Jin , Kim Pil Jin
Broadcast network: KBS1 (Saturday & Sunday 21:40 )
Broadcast period: 2010-Jun-19

Synopsis
A special drama to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The story of nine male soldiers and two female soldiers. It is a modern-day remake of a drama of the same name that was released in 1975 for the 25th anniversary.

CRIME SQUAD

Title: Kangryukban / Homicide / Detectives In Trouble
Genre: Action, crime, police
Episodes: 16
Director: Kwon Gye Hong (Bad Love, Special Crime Investigation)
Screenwriter: Lee Soo Hyun , Park Sung Jin
Broadcast network: KBS2, Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-Mar – 07 to 2011-April-26


Synopsis

Having a legendary thief as a father and growing up learning all kinds of criminal techniques from childhood, Park Sae-hyuk was endowed with reading criminals’ mind and tricks better than anyone else.
He closes all the tough cases that are hard to solve with his own ways and therefore, he is second to none in arrest rate ranks. 

Special team has been assembled for operation to arrest Lupin, a notorious bank burglar. They don’t get along well at the beginning but as they continue resolving case after case, they gradually learn to work as a team.
Intern reporter, Min-joo, is chasing after Lupin to interview him and is intertwined with Sae-hyuk who is also chasing after Lupin to arrest him. Meanwhile, Sae-hyuk, who has been looking for his father his whole life, suddenly and unexpectedly discovers his father’s whereabouts. 

Moreover, Sae-hyuk’s older brother, Sae-joong is a crooked detective and Sae-hyuk must confront them both..
credit KBS World

RUNAWAY : PLAN B

Title: Fugitive : Plan B / Runaway / Fugitive / Do Mang Ja
Genre: Action, melodrama, romance
Episodes: 20
Director: Kwak Jung Hwan
Screenwriter: Chun Sung Il
Broadcast Network: KBS2 , Wednesday & Thursday
Broadcast period: September 29, 2010 (replacing Baker King Kim Tak Goo)

Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis
In Korea, you are not allowed to work on a secret investigation or be a private detective.
This is why Jiwoo’s official job title is “P.I.A (Private Investigation Administrator)”.

Many years ago, Jiwoo handled the case of Asian couple who died at a casino in Las Vegas.
As a result, Jiwoo received astronomical amount of money as the reward and also became one of the top detectives.
Jiwoo didn’t know this incident would rebound upon him at that time.
He loses his best friend Gyudong and meets a lady named Jini.

Jini requests Jiwoo to find a person calls Melgidec.
Jini believes that Melgidec is the one who killed her foster parents and she will also get killed by him.
She thinks Jiwoo drew the conclusion that her adoptive parents committed suicide, even though he knows all these facts.
Lee Jeong-jin is cast in the role of Do-soo, an investigator at the Foreign Affair Investigation Department, who chases them.

As Jiwoo and Jini come closer to getting the full story of the case, they notice that they fall in love for each other.

GOD OF WAR

Title: God of War / Soldier / Mushin / Military Official

Genre: period

Episodes: 50

Director: Kim Jin Min

Screenwriter: Lee Hwan Kyung

Broadcast network: MBC, Saturday & Sunday 20:40

Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-11

 

Synopsis

A slave becomes the most powerful man in the country after he overruling 60 years feodal  government in the Goryeo era.

HERO


Title: Hero
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Episodes: 9
Director: Kim Hong Sun
Screenwriter: Koo Dong Hoi
Broadcast network: OCN, every Sunday 23:00
Broadcast period: 2012-Mar-18 to 2012-May-13

Synopsis
Hero will be a 3D fantasy drama fast forward to year 2020 in the city of Muyoung which full of corruption. A man named Heuk Chul, by chance obtains a super power and with that ability he becomes a hero in the world where justice is gone.

HIT (HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION TEAM)

Title: HIT (Homicide Investigation Team)
Producer: Yoo Chul Yong
Script writer: Kim Young Hyun
Episodes: 20
Genre: Action & Investigation
Broadcast network: MBC , Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55
Broadcast period: 2007-Mar-19 to 2007-May-22


Synopsis
Cha Soo Kyung is righteous and powerful detective collaborating with the new prosecutor, Kim Jae Yoon. This “professional drama” portrays the real life of a detective fighting alone to catch serial killers and criminals.

ILJIMAE

Title : Iljimae
The story based on Comic by Ko Woo Yung
PD : Lee Yong Suk
Scriptwriter : Choi Ran

Main Cast :
Lee Jun Ki as Iljimae / Ryung
Park Si Ho as Shi Hoo / Ja Dol
Han Hyo Joo as Eun Chae
Lee Yung Ah as Bong Soon


Episode : 20
Broadcast : SBS
Aired : May 21, 2008 – July 24, 2008

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Synopsis
Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Iljimae acts as a useless gangster in the marketplace by day but at night he is a chivalrous robber who robs corrupt government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery he leaves behind a wooden branch from a plum tree at the site of the robbery to take responsibility for the robbery. Bong Soon is a hilarious girl with good martial art skills and lives as a swindler. She only loves Iljimae and sacrifices her whole life for him. Eun Chan is a doctor’s daughter and is good in nature and usually helps miserable people. She meets Iljimae once by chance, and their sweet love story begins. However, her love puts Iljimae in a dangerous situation because an Imperial Guard also loves her.

IRIS

Title: IRIS
Previously known as: Shiri
Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2, Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-14
Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Director: Kim Kyu Tae (Worlds Within, A Love To Kill), Yang Yoon Ho (Rainbow Eyes)
Writers: Choi Wan Kyu (Swallow The SunGeneral Hospital 2Gourmet), Kang Je Kyu
Screenwriters: Kim Jae Eun , Jo Kyu Won , Kim Hyun Joon
Executive Producer: Choi Ji Young
Producer: Kim Young Jo


Synopsis

A story about trust, betrayal and conspiracy of South and North Korean secret agents.

Kim Hyun Joon is an secret agent who belongs to a top secret South Korean organization known as the “NSS” whereas Vick is an assassin who works in another secret organization located in the United States called “IRIS” and was ordered to kill Hyun Joon.

Choi Seung Hee is a psychological analyst who plays an important role in bring Hyun Joon into the “NSS.” Jin Sa Woo is Hyun Joon’s friend and could be enemy and falls in love with Seung Hee as well.

KILLER K

Title: Killer K / Sonyeo K / Girl K
Genre: Action, thriller
Episodes: 3
Production Company: CJ E&M Pictures
Director: Kim Jong Hyun
Broadcast network: CGV, every Saturday 24:00
Broadcast period: 2011-Aug-27

 

Synopsis
Cha Yeon Jin is a high school girl whose outwardly normal existence and reticent character masks her true identity: she is a professional assassin who is seeking out her biological father in order to avenge her mother.

POSEIDON

Title: Poseidon
Genre: Action, romance
Episodes: 16
Director: 
Yoo Chul Yong & Oh Sang Won
Screenwriter: Jo Gyu Won
Broadcast network: KBS2, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-Sept-19

 

Synopsis
The story of a team of South Korean Coast Guard officer. Their work for rescue, solve crimes & terrorist threat. Also their obstacle in life and love.

POWERFUL OPPONENTS

Title : Kang Jeok Deul/ Powerful Opponents / Rivals / Adversaries
Director : Han Joon Suh (Capital Scandal)
Writer : Kang Eun Kyung (Dalja’s Spring, Hotelier, Glass Shoes)

Main cast :
Chae Rim as Cha Young Jin
Lee Jin Wook as Kang Soo Ho
Lee Jong Hyuk as Ryu Guan Bil
Choi Ja Hye as Jung Yoo Min

Synopsis
Chae Rim plays the role of Cha Young Jin , who is the first female bodyguard serving in Chungwadae (Presidential residence).
Lee Jin Wook play the role of Kang Soo Ho , the son of the President.
Lee Jong Hyuk plays the role of Ryu Guan Bil who works with Young Jin as the bodyguard to protect Soo Ho. These three people involve in triangle relationship.
Comedian Go Myung Hwan plays the role of Byung Wook who has one way love towards Young Jin.

CHUNO / PURSUING SERVANTS

Title:  Chuno
Also known as: Pursuing Servants / Slave Hunter
Genre: Historical, fusion saeguk
Production Company: Chorokbaem Media
Director: Kwak Jung Hwan (Hometown LegendsSeoul’s Sad Song)
Screenwriter: Chun Sung Il
Episodes: 24
Broadcast Network: KBS2 , Wednesday & Thursday 9:55 PM
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-06


Synopsis
After the end of the war with the Ch’ing Dynasty (Manchu Invasion), slaves talk about joining an uprising of a righteous army. With a new king everyone would be made equal, living a decent life irrespective of social standing.
Keunommee, a slave, is excited but anxious as he joins the uprising.
Dae Gil, a son of a noble, and Un Nyun, a slave girl, are in love. One day Keunommee, Un Nyun’s older brother, sets his master’s house on fire and runs away with Un Nyun. Because of the fire, Dae Gil loses his family and becomes a slave hunter to catch Keunommee and Un Nyun. Even so, Dae Gil still can’t give up his feelings for Un Nyun.
Tae Ha, a general-turned-slave, escapes when he hear about Crown Prince Seo Hyun being in danger. On the way he runs into Un Nyun who ran away on her honeymoon.
Dae Gil, the number 1 slave hunter in the country, is after Tae Ha.
The story of their entangled fate unfolds. (credit KBS Global Media)

ROAD NUMBER ONE

Title: Road Number One
Episodes: 16
Producer: Kim Jin Min (Bittersweet life, Time between Dog & Wolf)
Director : Lee Jang Soo (Stairway to heaven, love story in Harvard)
Scriptwriter: Han Ji Hoon (Time of dog and wolf)
Broadcast network : MBC, Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast start : 23 June 2010


Synopsis

My hometown and my true love, Soo-yeon
As the son of a peasant, Jang-woo has a secret crush on Kim Soo-yeon, the daughter of a wealthy landowner who loses everything during the war. Although Soo-yeon is aware of Jang-woo’s devotion towards her, she rejects the notion of dating him. But Jang-woo’s singular love for her finally opens her heart and she accepts his love.


“You don’t have to give me secret glances anymore. Don’t call me “my lady” either..”
Those words uttered by Soo-yeon allowed Jang-woo to attain the love he yearned for.
10 years pass by since those words were said and Soo-yeon and Jang-woo become inseparable.


Since her brother Soo-hyuk is ailing while her sister Soo-hee continues to live a carefree and frivolous life, Soo-yeon decides to go to medical school to help support her family. But Soo-yeon has trouble continuing her studies at medical school because her family has fallen on hard times. Jang-woo realizes this and decides to earn money by joining the army and fight in Mt. Balchi. Soo-yeon learns that Jang-woo is planning to risk his life in battle to pay for her medical school tuition and she tries to dissuade him from going. But Jang-woo promises that he’ll return alive and they bid each other farewell.


Soo-yeon studies hard to graduate from medical school while her heart belongs to Jang-woo. But she gets a letter from the army one day. It is a note that informs her that Jang-woo died in combat. She cannot believe that Jang-woo is gone and the news devastates her. Over time, she starts to accept the fact that he is gone and won’t come back. But the memory of Jang-woo lingers in her heart. As her hopes dim that Jang-woo will ever return alive, a man enters her life.

SEOUL 1945

Title: Seoul 1945
Genre: War, Daeha drama
Episodes: 70
Broadcast network: KBS1, Saturday & Sunday 21:30
Broadcast period: 2006-Jan-07 to 2006-Sep-10


Synopsis
Seoul 1945 is a drama that takes place during turbulent times in Korea, spanning from the end of the Japanese occupation to the eventual split of the country into North and South. The story revolves around the lives of four young adults who grew up together. Choi Oon Hyuk (Ryu Soo Young) is a child prodigy born into a family of poor miners; Kim Hae Kyung (Han Eun Jung) is the eldest daughter of tenant farmers; Lee Dong-Woo (Kim Ho Jin) is the heir to a wealthy, well-connected family; and Moon Suk Kyung (So Yoo Jin) is the only child of an affluent and powerful political ally of Japan. In a blend of personal choices and circumstances beyond their control, each individual embarks on different paths that reflect the chaotic nature of the time as well as their true character. As their paths collide, love, friendship, loyalty, vengeance, moral conscience, and ideology become driving forces to irrevocably change the course of their lives.

KBS DRAMA SPECIAL : SPECIAL TASK FORCE MSS

Title: Special Task Force MSS / MSS Special Warrants
Genre: Drama
Format: Drama Special Series
Episodes: 4
Directed by Han Joon-seo
Written by Park Ji-sook
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast date: 2011-Jan-2
Air time: Sunday 23:15

Synopsis
This drama is about a rock-bottom detective, who tries to catch a serial killer, and his surroundings. This is the story of MSS (Moo So Sok/Independent) detectives, who are troublemakers from all police stations over Korea.

THE CHASER

Title : The Chaser / Father’s War
Genre : drama, crime, mystery
Episode : 16
Director : Jo Nam Gook
Writer : Park Kyung Soo
Broadcast station : SBS, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast time : 2012-May-28

Synopsis
A detective loses his daughter in a hit and run accident and loses his wife in the shock as well. So he sets to find out the truth and stands against the center of authority

KINGDOM OF THE WINDS

Another title : The Land of Wind
Director : Kang Il Soo (Emperor of the Sea/ Haesin)
Writer : Choi Wan Gyu , Jung Jin Ok , Park Jin Woo
Remake of the comic book by Kim Jin

Synopsis
The story is centering on the third king of Kogooryeo, “Daemooshin,” who intended to expand his country beyond the Booyeo, Nakrang and Chinese Han Empire, and for his son Hodong.

King Yuri, compared to the previous king, Dongmyoungseong of Kogooryo, lived in perpetual fear that he might not be recognized as a king and killed both of his sons when he felt threatened. King Daemooshin, pledged not to be such a man, but when he becomes king he grows to be like his father. Hodong, the son of king Daemooshin, observes his father’s change to a hard, cold person. So, the main theme of this work is the growing solitude of a king who may have the world but loses love and his family, and the agony of others who see the changing king. We are moved by the harmony of the characters in this narration expressed so poetically and by the thick lines that may not easily be shown in boy-meets-girl stories.

Booyeo: The country founded by Haemosoo who landed on a wagon drawn by five dragons sent from the heavens about 3200 years ago.

Kogooryeo: The country founded by Joomong who was fathered by the king of Booyeo and born to the daughter of Habaek (the god of water) in Manchuria in the middle of the 1st century before Christ. Most of the current northeastern Chinese area belonged to Kogooryeo.

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