49 Days

Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.

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Korea Tourism Organization Announces 'To:ur Imagination' Campaign With the Chance to Win a Vacation to Experience the …

2014 Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) invites you to experience the beauty and culture of Korea as part of a new campaign, “To:ur Imagination.” The promotion offers a unique look into the Korean vacations of international celebrities and the opportunity to win one of eight excursions to the country this fall.

KTO’s “To:ur Imagination” campaign offers the opportunity to experience the beauty of Korea this October and November. Winners will be asked to record read more

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Kwon Sang-woo to become a father again

Actor Kwon Sang-woo and his actress wife Son Tae–young are expecting their second child.

Kwon Sang-woo (left) and Choi Ji-woo (right) in a publicity photo for the Korean drama Temptation. (Photo courtesy of ONE/ Sony Television Networks Asia)

SEOUL: Actor Kwon Sang-woo and his wife of six years, actress Son Tae–young, are expecting their second child, reported Korean media.Son’s read more

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Seo In-guk says he doesn’t want drama to come true

South Korean actor and singer Seo In-guk said that it would be too difficult if his drama came true.
In the rom-com “The King of High School Manners,” Seo plays a high school student who masquerades as an executive in place of his missing older brother, who looks as though he could be his twin.
In the drama, Seo captures the hearts of two sisters.
“If I am loved by two sisters like in the drama, I would feel flattered but also confused,” Seo said.
“(If I ever get into such a situation), I think read more

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Tripping over his new role

Korean actor Seo In Guk has been looking trimmer than ever in his new drama High School King Of Savvy, a far cry from his pudgy physique when he made his showbusiness debut in 2009 as the winner of the reality show Superstar K.
How could he not, after undergoing two months of ice hockey training for his role as a star high-school athlete?
The 26-year-old Seo tells Life! in an e-mail interview: “It wasn’t easy to act when dressed in the heavy ice hockey uniform – it was exhausting. But I want to be an read more

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A night with Kim Hyun Joong

The leading Korean singer and actor is all set to delight Thai fans at his upcoming concert.
A veteran of Thailand’s entertainment circle, actor Kate Thunthup, 38, is spreading his wings and embracing the Thai love of everything hallyu by bringing one of K-pop’s much-loved stars to Thailand.
Kate’s new company, T-Group Holding (Thailand), which he runs with his wife, Tuksaya “Nat” Teeyanardtanancha, is behind the upcoming concert by Kim Hyun Joong, leader and rapper with boy band SS501 and one of read more

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East Meets West: Korean Study Rooms Come to America

Image: The NY Study Café in Koreatown is the city’s only Korean study room.

This is where East meets West. New York City’s only Korean study room has become a hub where Asian and American cultures collide by providing the one thing everyone needs: a quiet corner to call their own, if even just for a few hours a day.A dual nature sums up the NY Dokseosil, or Study Room, nestled on the fifth floor of a building in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Sisters Youngjin Lee and Obi Lee opened the cafe in 2012 after emigrating from Korea within the last decade.Zinno Park / read more

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'My Love from the Star' producer to become movie director in China

Earlier this year, the South Korean television drama “My Love from the Star” enjoyed explosive popularity not only at home, but even more so in China.
Everything related to the sci-fi romance production, including the main stars, featured products and Korean food, created a sensation among Chinese viewers.
Now, the man behind this megahit SBS drama, Jang Tae-you, is gearing up to return to Chinese audiences once again ― this time, not as a television drama producer but a film director.
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How 'Pure Love' fared in ratings on first day

MANILA – “Pure Love,” ABS-CBN’s adaptation of the hit Korean drama “49 Days,” generated strong buzz online with its announcement and subsequent debut of its trailer. But did the anticipation among netizens translate to TV viewership when it premiered on Monday?
The primetime series, which stars Alex Gonzaga in the lead role, garnered a nationwide rating of 19.5%, according to Kantar Media.

The audience share made it the No. 1 show in its time slot. “My BFF,” its competing program aired on read more

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