TV-Series

The Lord of Dramas / Drama King / 드라마의 제왕 (2012)

Title: 드라마의 제왕 / The King of Dramas
Chinese Title: 电视剧帝王
Also known as: Drama King / The Lord of the Drama
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Nov-05 to 2012-Dec-25
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis

‘The Lord of the Drama’ is a comedy series set in the entertainment business and revolves around the drama-production world featuring a production company CEO, a rookie writer, and a top star.

Anthony Kim (Kim Myung Min) is a greedy but brilliant CEO of a production company who would do everything and anything for money. He is extremely talented in running a business.

Lee Go Eun (Jung Ryu Won) is a warm-hearted, honest and aspiring rookie writer.

Meanwhile, Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star.

What is a Drama? Drama is Money! Money! Money! :):):)

Cast

Main Cast

Kim Myung Min as Anthony Kim
Jung Ryu Won as Lee Go Eun
Choi Si Won as Kang Hyun Min
Oh Ji Eun as Sung Min Ah
Jung Man Sik as Oh Jin Wan

S Brodcasting Station people

Song Gwi Hun (송귀헌) as Deputy Director Kim
Jung Han Hun as Deputy Director Park
Kim Seung Hwan as Lee Sung Jo
Lee Dong Hoon as Yoon Kwang Jae
Yoo Joo Sang as Moon Sang Il

People in the World Production

Suh Dong Won as Joo Dong Suk
Heo Joon Suk as Han Kang Wook
Park Sang Hoon as Park Suk Hyun

People in the Empire Production

Seo Joo Hee (서주희) as Jung Hong Joo (writer)
Kim Kyung Bum (김경범) as Managing Director Heo
Jang Won Young as Director Hong (PD)

Other

Choi Soo Eun as Yoon Bit Na
Sung Byung Sook as Park Kang Ja
Fujii Mina as Ikkiko
Oh Hyun Soo (오현수) as Choi Do Hyung
Park Kyu Sun (박규선) as Bae Kwang Soo
Park Shin Hye as actress (Cameo ep 1)
Jun Moo Song as Watanabe (cameo)
Kwon Hae Hyo as Nam Woon Young
Park Geun Hyung (cameo)

Production Credit

Director: Hong Sung Chang
Screenwriter: Jang Hang Joon, Lee Ji Hyo

Episodes

Episodes

E01 - Episode 1

Episode number: 
1

Anthony Kim is a drama producer. He's doing anything as long as it will push the ratings.
One day, the product placement for orange juice starts a chain of events leading to disaster....

Year: 
2012
Date: 
Monday, 5.11.2012

Anthony Kim is a drama producer. He's doing anything as long as it will push the ratings.

One day, the product placement for orange juice starts a chain of events leading to disaster....

English
Day's Audience Share - AGB Nielsen, Country-wide: 
6.50%
Day's Audience Share - AGB Nielsen, Seoul: 
7.60%
Day's Audience Share - TNmS, Country-wide: 
6.50%
Day's Audience Share - TNmS, Seoul: 
8.00%

E02 - Episode 2

Episode number: 
2

After the death of the motorbike messenger, things spiral out of control for Anthony Kim. He loses his job and his self-confidence.
Three years later, he's bankrupt. His last chance is producing a drama series for a rich Japanese...

Year: 
2012
Date: 
Tuesday, 6.11.2012

After the death of the motorbike messenger, things spiral out of control for Anthony Kim. He loses his job and his self-confidence.

Three years later, he's bankrupt. His last chance is producing a drama series for a rich Japanese...

English
Day's Audience Share - AGB Nielsen, Country-wide: 
7.30%
Day's Audience Share - AGB Nielsen, Seoul: 
8.60%
Day's Audience Share - TNmS, Country-wide: 
6.60%
Day's Audience Share - TNmS, Seoul: 
9.10%

News

News

"The King of Dramas" holds Press Conference

"The King of Dramas" holds Press Conference

On 31 October 2012, Kim Myung Min's new drama,  "드라마의 제왕 - The King of Dramas", held it's press conference.

The lead cast - Kim Myung-min, Jeong Ryeo Won, Choi Si Won and Oh Ji Eun, introduced themselves and their roles in the drama  to the reporters.

Also, a 7 minute preview gave an impressive taste of what to expect. It showed Kim Myung Min's character Anthony Kim zipping through traffic on a motorbike, emotional scenes, and glimpses of the other characters.

The drama revolves around Anthony Kim, a ruthless, money hungry CEO of a drama production company. He crosses path (and clashes) with a young, enthusiastic writer portrayed by Jeong Ryeo Won. She thinks that dramas are all about the heart.

Add to the mix two celebrities, played by Choi Si Won and Oh Ji Eun, and much mayham will (probably) ensue in the course of the 16 episodes the drama is going to run.

"The King of Drama" starts airing on 5 November 2012 on SBS.

Written by: beekay

2 November 2012, MyungMin International

English

4-episode extension for "King of Dramas"?

4-episode extension for "King of Dramas"?

SBS is reportedly negotiating with Drama King's production company about a 4-episode extension.

According to news sources, the chances of Drama King ending at 20 episodes look good. All actors have suggested that they have no conflicting schedules.

The extension news comes despite low ratings of an average of 7% for the drama. However, the ratings for episode 10 went up to 9%, as the romance plot takes on pace.

The reason behind the surprising news seems to be due to a delay in production of the SBS drama scheduled to follow after Drama King - Yawang / Queen of Ambition.

Source: Osen

5 December 2012, MyungMin International

English

Kim Myung Min gifts Padded Jackets to Film Crew

Kim Myung Min gifts Padded Jackets to Film Crew

Kim Myung Min who plays the lead character in  SBS' new Monday and Tuesday drama,  "King of the Drama", gave a warm gift to the film crew.

Anthony Kim, the money-grubbing, penny-oinching, cold-blooded character Kim Myung Min portrays in "Drama King", should feel right at home as the weather is becoming colder and colder in Seoul. But Kim Myung Min is the exact opposite and showed his warm heart by giving the drama's film crew a very special present.

He privately bought warm padded jackets to the staff, which is working hard towards the drama's premiere on 5 November 2012.
 

The jackets came with Kim Myung Min's signature. Kim Myung Min said, "I prepared these padded jackets for the staff, who is suffering in the cold weather, and hope it will help them."

Source:  Sports Hankooki, wstarnews

Written by:  yuson and beekay

04 November 2012, MyungMin International

English

The King of Drama aired first episodes

The King of Drama aired first episodes

The King of Drama entered the fight for raitings on 5 November 2012 - and is trailing behind. The first week delivered two fast paced, entertaining episodes, which received good reviews and earned positve feedback amongst the audience.

The two episodes introduced the main characters, Anthony Kim and Lee Go Eun. It explained the backstory, which included orange juice, the death of a motorbike messenger, betrayal and a deadly contract. The set-up for the upcoming episodes is looking quite promising, as performances by the actors were good, writing was tight.

Still, Drama King started out in the single digits ratings. According to AGB Nielsen Korea,  the first episode achieved 6,5% and the second episode saw a slight rise to 7,3% audience share. Both contender dramas for the same time slot are faring better - but the race for ratings has only started.

07 November 2011, MyungMin International

English

Ratings

Ratings for Drama King

Beethoven Virus / 베토벤 바이러스 (2008)

 Details

 

* Title: 베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus
* Genre: Romance, drama, comed
* Episodes: 18
* Broadcast network: MBC
* Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-10 to 2008-Nov-12
* Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
 
 
Synopsis
The drama is about a new orchestra which is exclusively established to fulfil the city mayor's political benefit. The orchestra is made up of amateur players who initially joined the orchestra because of their love for music and the outstanding and demanding conductor.
 
At first, each of these people just lives his life as simply as a fish swimming along with the river current. They don't waste their energy to dream, or to trouble themselves with another unreal object for them, passion. Well, at least that was what they thought.
 
The first male lead character, Kang Gun Woo, A.K.A Maestro Kang, or who everyone calls Kang Mae, thinks in a different way. He believes that companionship, sympathy and care are unnecessary in life. A man of total control and hard even on himself, this brilliant conductor demands only the best from his musicians. With his sharp tongue, he pushes his musicians to their limits. Unaware, this time he gets tangled with what he is afraid of most, human emotion. He witnesses a middle aged housewife fight hard against her personal obstacles so that she can play music again. He also cannot blindly walk away from the oboe player who fights against dementia.
 
He clashes with two of the orchestra members, his student, a young genius trumpeter who shares the same name as him and a passionate violinist. They are two of the most important people in his life, making him realize that he too, needs to have others in his life.
 
 
Cast
Kang Gun Woo, A..K.A. Maestro Kang, A.K.A. Kang Mae, played by the phenomenal Kim Myung Min.
A 45 years old charismatic world class orchestra conductor, very demanding, hot-headed, and extremely difficult man. Yet he is actually a kind-hearted one, type of person who can't just walk away seeing somebody's trouble. He believes once someone pulls out his efforts everything can be achieved even stars far above the sky.
Kang Gun Woo, A.K.A. Gun Woo Jr, A.K.A. Little Kang Gun Woo, played by talented cutie boy Jang Geun Suk.
A passionate, carefree, young genius trumpeter. A warm person himself, he always listens to people and reaches his hands to them. 
* Du Ru Mi, played by talented Korean new sweetheart, Lee Ji Ah.
Even the cold Kang Mae recognize her as a beautiful girl, her elegant look sometimes doesn't come along with her stubbornness and her short tempered traits. However, she's a compassionate and sensitive person. It's her warmth that touches Kang Mae's cold heart. 
 
Extended Cast
* Kim Gab Yong (Oboe): Lee Soon Jae (Guardian Angel)
* Ha Yi Deun (Flute): Hyun Jyu Ni
* Jung Hee Yun (Cello): Song Ok Sook (Glass Slippers)
* Bae Yong Gi (Trumpet): Park Chul Min (Spring Day)
* Park Hyuk Kwon (Double Bass): Jung Suk Yong (The King and the Clown)
* Park Jin Man: Lee Bong Gyu (Ireland)
* Jung Myung Hwan: Kim Young Min (A Cruel Attendance)
* Kim Joo Yeon: Jo Se E
* Kim Joo Hee: Park Eun Joo
* Kang Chun Bae: Lee Han Wie (Princess Lulu)
 
 
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The White Tower / 하얀거탑 (2007)

 
Details
Title: The White Tower/하얀거탑
Genre: Medical drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2007-Jan-06 to 2007-Mar-11
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40
 
 
Synopsis
Based on Japanese novelist Yamazaki Toyoko's renowned work, The White Tower brings Korean TV drama fans deep into the political inner workings of the medical field.

The brilliant and ambitious surgeon Jang Joon Hyuk stops at nothing to rise to a position of authority, while the committed Choi Do Young devotes himself to his patients and research.
 
With the head of the surgery department retiring , the doctors are restless getting ready for the election. Jang seems to be the obvious choice until Roh Min Gook came into the picture with the backing of the department head. Jang, however, is determined to win at all costs.
 
 
Cast
Jang Joon-hyuk (general surgery professor): Kim Myung Min (Immortal Yi Soon-shin)
Choi Dong-young: Lee Sun Gyun (The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince)
No Min-kook: Cha In Pyo (Fireworks)
Lee Yoon-ji (Prof. Lee's daughter): Song Sun Mi (Secret Lovers)
Kang Hee-jae: Kim Bo Kyung (Immortal Yi Soon-shin)
Prof. Lee Joo-wan: Lee Jung Gil (Lovers in Prague)
Woo Yong-gil: Kim Chang Wan (Prince's First Love)
Prof. Oh Kyung Hwan: Byun Hee Bong (Second Proposal)
Min Soo-jung (Joon-hyuk's wife): Im Seong Eon (Wild Flower)
Min Won-jang: Jung Han Yong (Stairway to Heaven)
Joon-hyuk's mom: Jung Young Sook (Love is All Around)
Yeom Dong-il: Ki Tae Young (The Outdoor Lamp)
Ha Eun-hye: Lee Seung Min (April Kiss)
Yoo Pil-sang: Lee Hee Do (Glass Slipper)
Yoo Mi-ra: Jang So Yeon (Seducing Mr Right)
Park Gun-ha: Han Sang Jin (What Happened in Bali)
 
Links

Bad Family / 불량가족 (2006)

 
Details
  • Title: 불량가족 / Bad Family
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Mar-22 to 2006-May-11
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
 

Synopsis
Na Rim lost her family in a car accident when she was nine. She lost her memory after the accident. Hoping that she would regain her memory, her uncle hired a former gangster, Oh Dal Gun, to create a fake family with parents, sister, brother, grandparents and uncle. Dal Gun got several funny characters to act as members of Na Rim's family. None of the family members got along with one another and Dal Gun has to be harsh on them. Only Yang Ah, the fake sister, was not afraid to stand up against him.
Everyone of the family members has his own problems, but they stuck together in order to protect Na Rim.
 
Cast
  • Oh Dal Gun (Na Rim’s fake uncle): Kim Myung Min
  • Kim Yang Ah (Na Rim’s fake sister): Nam Sang Mi (My Sweetheart, My Darling)
  • Jang Hang Gu (Na Rim’s fake grandfather): Im Hyun Sik (Forever Love)
  • Park Bok Nyu (Na Rim’s fake grandmother): Yeo Woon Kye (Bad Housewife)
  • Jo Gi Dong (Na Rim’s fake father): Kang Nam Gil (Love Story in Harvard)
  • Um Ji Sook (Na Rim’s fake mother): Geum Bo Ra (Hello My Teacher)
  • Gong Min (Na Rim’s fake brother): Kim Hee Chul (Loveholic)
  • Ha Bu Kyung: Hyun Young (Fashion 70’s)
  • Ha Tae Kyung: Park Jin Woo (Ice Girl)
  • Baek Na Rim: Lee Young Yoo (Bad Housewife)
 
Links
 

The Immortal Lee Soon Shin / 불멸의 이순신 (2004)

 

* Title: 불멸의 이순신 /Immortal Admiral Yi Soon Shin/Immortal Admiral Lee Soon Shin
* Genre: Drama, Historical, Action, War
* Episodes: 104
* Broadcast network: KBS
* Broadcast period: 2004-Sep-04 to 2005-Aug-28
* Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45

Synopsis:

This drama is a complex series as it depicts the human spirit in times of trials and turmoil, particularly during war.

First and foremost, it focuses on the struggles of Yi Soon Shin, who experienced different forms of difficulties and how these forged him to be a true leader and a man of virtue among his peers. It also portrays him as Joseon’s most resourceful military naval leader when he saves the country by winning all 23 battles of the naval army during the Hideyoshi Invasion.

Secondly, the series also describes how human nature can change in the most difficult of circumstances. Hence, it shows the viewers how human beings from different walks of life can behave into wretches during war. Thus, imparting a message that peace is an essential part of life.

Cast:
• Kim Myung Min as Lee Soon-shin
• Lee Jae Ryong as Yu Seong-ryong
• Choi Chul Ho as King Seonjo
• Choi Jae Sung as Won Gyun
• Ahn Yeon Hong as Hong Yi

 

Links

•  Official site

•  Dramawiki

•  Wikipedia

 

More Beautiful Than A Flower / 꽃보다 아름다워 (2004)

 
 
Details
    * Title: 꽃보다 아름다워 / Kkot-bo-da A-leum-da-wi (Bravo Mom)
    * Genre: Drama
    * Episodes: 18
    * Broadcast network: KBS
    * Broadcast period: 2004-Jan-01 to 2004-Apr-14
    * Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis
A woman single-handedly brought up her children, trying hard to create a warm environment for them. Young Ja’s husband left home for a woman the age of his daughter, leaving her to bring up the children alone. She whole-heartedly wanted success for her children. Her eldest daughter, Mi Ok, divorced her husband after a three year separation. Her second daughter Mi Soo, an independent woman, went overseas to contact an investor. She later fell in love with the man but he has a dark secret. Young Ja’s son, Jae Soo went to jail because of a fight. Will this woman be able to hold her family together?
 
Cast
    * Lee Young Ja (mother): Go Doo Shim (Mothers & Sisters)
    * Kim Mi Ok (oldest daughter): Bae Jung Ok (Tender Hearts)
    * Kim Mi Soo (younger daughter): Han Go Eun (Bodyguard)
    * Kim Doo Chil (father): Joo Hyun (Love Letter)
    * Kim Jae Soo (son): Kim Heung Soo (Princess Lulu)
    * Park Young Min (Professor): Park Sang Myun (Shoot for the Star)
    * Jang In Chul (businessman): Kim Myung Min
 

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