Personal Taste gets Asian attention

New Korean TV drama series Personal Taste is already stirring Korea and Asia since its premiere on Wednesday.

Korean drama Personal Taste

Starring Lee Min-ho and Son Ye-jin, the drama is based on a same title novel by Lee Se-in, about a man pretending to be a homosexual in order to become room mate with a woman who wants to live with a gay male friend.

The drama broadcaster MBC said in a press release that the show is already receiving inquiries about overseas broadcasting copyrights and has been sold at “unprecedented prices” to several countries in Asia including Hong Kong and Thailand.

“Sales inquiries are pouring in from Japan and China, the biggest markets for the Hallyu,” explained an official at Victory Production Company, who produces the drama. “It is expected to be sold at the highest price in the history of Korean dramas.”


Blue Dragon 2009 red carpet

Red carpet show at Korea’s 2009 Blue Dragon Awards.

Han Ye-seul

Korea Blue Dragon Awards 2009

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Spotlight under the spot light

The cast of upcoming Korean drama Spotlight met the press on Thursday (May 8) to promote the drama, which is scheduled to start showing in Korea’s MBC channel on May 14.

On the press conference were main cast Ji Jin-hee, Son Ye-jin, Jin Goo and Jo Yoon-hee…

Main cast at Spotlight press conference

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43rd Baeksang Awards pictures

The 43rd Korean Baeksang Arts Awards 2007 was held last week; here are some of the pictures…

Lee Jun-ki…
Lee Jun-ki at Baeksang 2007

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Ha Ji-won and Son Ye-jin won best actress awards

Korean actress Ha Ji-won and Son Ye-jin were crowned best actress at different TV awards on New Year Eve.

Korean actress Ha Ji-won as Hwang Jin-iKorean actress Son Ye-jin

Ha Ji-won was named best actress at the KBS Awards with Hwang Jin-i; while Son Ye-jin won at SBS Awards with Alone In Love.

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