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Indonesian TV Dramas Filmed in Andong

Indonesian TV Dramas Filmed in Andong

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — “People in Indonesia want to know other cities of South Korea than Seoul. Andong is a perfect place where people can really enjoy the real essence of South Korea.” Indonesian TV producer Rina Novita repeatedly stressed Andong as an “original place“ of South Korea. Novita recently filmed two 90-minute [...]

Blockbuster ‘Arthdal Chronicles’ Under Fire for Similarity with Famous Dramas, Films

Blockbuster ‘Arthdal Chronicles’ Under Fire for Similarity with Famous Dramas, Films

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The blockbuster fantasy series “Arthdal Chronicles” has been struggling not only with its lower-than-expected viewership ratings but with a ballooning controversy over its apparent resemblance to famous TV dramas and movies. First aired on June 1 by cable channel tvN, the weekend drama is about a story when politics [...]

After Weak Start, ‘Arthdal Chronicles’ Has Mixed Viewership Prospects

After Weak Start, ‘Arthdal Chronicles’ Has Mixed Viewership Prospects

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Having underperformed given its star-studded cast and huge budget, the blockbuster fantasy series “Arthdal Chronicles” is the subject of mixed views on whether it can rebound in the second week of its run. The new weekend drama aired by cable channel tvN is about people living in the ancient [...]

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With changing trends, the South Korean public no longer has to be feel objection to ballet as a luxurious Western art. Recently, ballet has been reborn into colorful variation within the mass media and the public no longer feels a psychological distance to the art of ballet. There are [...]

S. Korea and Indian Collaborate on Drama About Heo Hwang-ok, Queen of Gaya

S. Korea and Indian Collaborate on Drama About Heo Hwang-ok, Queen of Gaya

SEOUL, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean-Indian collaboration film and drama based on Gaya’s first queen, Heo Hwang-ok, has gotten the green light. South Korean drama production company Say On Media announced on Thursday that it has agreed to make a collaboration film and drama with India’s Eros International Group and B&C Group. [...]

‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s most-viewed cable TV series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” has won five awards from an annual drama awards hosted by an American online Asian drama-streaming site.  The drama’s star Gong Yoo received best actor of 2016 in the fifth DramaFever Awards announced on its website on [...]