Hwang Shin-hye The above names are indexed according to the Korean alphabet. Korean names are generally not transcribed according to one agreed-upon system. Therefore you may find the same person’s name spelled in different ways, for example “Jang Jin-young” vs. The letter “iung” is silent and is followed by a vowel; note that the name “Lee” is actually pronounced “ee” or “yi” in Korean. To learn more — it’s easier than you think — visit this introduction to the Korean alphabet Ahn Sung-ki Ahn Sung-ki b. January 1, is the consummate veteran actor, having starred in close to 70 films at the time of this writing. The local press has even dubbed him with the nickname, “The National Actor”.

You’re Beautiful

Plot[ edit ] Hwang Ji-ahn is in her late thirties and works as a director of a shoe company. She likes being single and has no plans to get married. Meanwhile, Tae-kang only has a high school diploma but wants a career as a shoe designer. After a one-night stand, Tae-kang gets Ji-ahn pregnant and their lives become entangled.

Directed with obvious care and creativity, this is an entertaining film that stands out for its playful manipulations of sound and image, the strong acting of the cast as a whole, and especially the nuanced performance of its star.

I decided to create a separate blog post for additional Korean dramas. I thought this list is getting too long and some of you might be having hard time loading the page. Please click here to check the part 2 of this list. I would say I used to hate Romantic Comedy dramas. And then I met my husband, Lee Min Ho. I know they were crap, but some unspecified addictive chemical in them kept me drinking. And because I got too addicted to it, I came up with an idea to embark on a quest to find the good quality romantic comedies.

Feel free to scroll down below. This guy, how can you not love him? He, alone, is enough reason to watch this drama.

Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema

October 7 – November 26, Runtime: They grew up in an orphanage and never knew their parents. As a young adult, Ko Mi-Nyeo is set to become a nun. On her way to pick up a ticket for Rome a strange man catches up to her. He also explains that her twin brother Ko Min-Nam, who just joined the band, was seriously injured and sent to America to recover.

The finale was satisfying one, and I am glad that everyone was given a happy ending.

They are listed in the order of their release. Romance Papa Shin Sang-ok’s Romance Papa begins with the artifice of introductions of each character. These introductions are a vestige of the radio play from which this story originated, but it does help this viewer from the future navigate between these characters from the past since the times required that actors and actresses of similar ages play characters much younger than themselves.

Still, in some ways such introductions are unnecessary since fashion signifies their ages. Sailor outfits designate the youngest. A poodle skirt marks the college-aged woman.

Short Reviews

Some looked sad, some bored.

You’re Beautiful

Released on January 28,

Jung Yong-Hwa

Cinematography by Kim Deok-jin.

Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema

The Student Boarder One of the crazier features to emerge from the s is The Student Boarder, a kitschy, full-throated melodrama about a jilted lover fixated on revenge.