TV shows

Tonight’s documentary on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam is well worth a watch. In its 59 minutes there was hardly any padding and I didn’t notice any of the usual platitudes. It was full of content, and while I would have liked a bit more time on the China angle, that would have pushed it […]

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Event news: Channel 4 documentary + discussion — North Korea’s Reality TV Stars

by Events Editor 17 April 2017
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This Wednesday’s talk at the Frontline Club, originally billed as focusing on the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, will now be an opportunity to preview and discuss the Channel 4 Unreported World documentary on the subject of the South Korean TV panel show starring North Korean migrants – “Now on My Way to Meet You” (이제 […]

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Gangnam Style remembered on Strictly

by Philip Gowman 14 November 2016
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Thanks to would-be Labour finance minister Ed Balls for brightening up our dull Autumn on the BBC’s celebrity talent show Strictly Come Dancing. Consistently at the bottom of the scoreboard, he is saved by the popular vote. In the most recent episode he had the guts to do a Gangnam Style inspired Salsa, choreographed (with […]

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Looking back at 2015: Entertainment news

by Philip Gowman 8 January 2016
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In the second of four retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2015. We’ve left out a few of the more scurrilous stories. Also, a few sad deaths of people outside the entertainment industry. Entertainment Ode to My Father became the second-biggest box-office hit of all time, boosting […]

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Event news: TV Drama screening and Panel discussion

by Events Editor 22 November 2015
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The last of this year’s TV drama pilot episode screenings also includes a panel discussion: TV Drama screening and Panel After months of preparation, we will finally have our panel talk, at our 10th London Korean Drama Screening. PANEL TALK 18:30-19:30 Moderator: Georgia Brown: SVP Scripted at FremantleMedia. Panelists: Marc Lorber, Intl CoProduction & Formats […]

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Sherlock to play in Korean movie theatres?

by Philip Gowman 17 October 2015
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Found on Facebook: according to Mr Timothy Holm, who will be known to many LKL followers, the Sherlock Christmas Special will be screened in some Korean cinemas.

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October’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 26 September 2015
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October’s pilot episode screenings, which are showing on 1 October at 7pm at the KCC, are set out below. Registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk. As always, thanks to daehandrama.com for working with the KCC on these. Three Days (쓰리데이즈) First Broadcast: SBS (2014), 16 episodes Produced by: Goldenthumb Pictures Cast: Park Yoo-chun, Son Hyun-joo, Park […]

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September’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 31 August 2015
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If it wasn’t such a busy week this week I’d definitely sign up for this particular evening. Not only did a lot of my friends heartily recommend Misaeng to me, but it would be interesting to see an example of the retro 1990s trend that seemed to have be running through Korean popular entertainment recently. […]

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August’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 28 July 2015
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Details of this month’s pilot episode screenings, on Thursday 6 August from 7:00pm at the KCC. Pre-booking is required in the normal way. The Three Musketeers (삼총사) First Broadcast: tvN (2014), 12 episodes Produced by: CJ E&M Cast: Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jin-wook, Yang Dong-geun, Jung Hae-in Synopsis: The Three Musketeers is a television adaptation of […]

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July’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 24 June 2015
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Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 2 July at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk. This time, the screenings will be followed by a panel talk. More details over on Daehan Drama. The King’s Face (왕의 얼굴) […]

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June’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 28 May 2015
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Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 4 June at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk Mama (마마 – 세상 무서울 게 없는) First Broadcast: MBC (2014), 24 episodes Produced By: Pan Entertainment Cast: Song Yoon-ah, Jung Joon-ho, […]

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May’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Events Editor 25 April 2015
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Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 7 May at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk Piocchio (피노키오) First Broadcast: SBS (20U – 2015), 20 episodes Produced By: iHQ Cast: Jong-suk Lee, Shin-hye Park, Young-kwang Kim, Yu-bi Lee […]

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April’s TV Drama pilot episode screenings at the KCC

by Events Editor 16 March 2015
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The pilot episode screenings for April have been announced. RSVP to KCCUK at 0207 044 2600 or info@kccuk.org.uk to register. April TV Drama screenings Date / Time: Thursday 2 April 2015 / 19:00~22:00 Venue: KCCUK Multi-purpose Hall Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미) Broadcasting: MBC (07.01-12.03.2015), 20 episodes Production: Pan Entertainment, Huace Media Cast: Ji […]

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TV Drama pilot episodes to screen at KCC

by Events Editor 22 February 2015
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As if there wasn’t enough to do on the first Thursday of the month, there’s now TV Drama at the KCC that will be battling for precious space in your diaries. The first screening is 5 March, 7pm – 10pm. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.co.uk. London K-Drama Screening March 2015 This is the […]

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Looking back at 2014: Entertainment news

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2015
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In the second of four retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2014. Good year for: Popular TV drama My Love from the Star had an impact beyond its 21 episode span. The lead female character, played by Jeon Ji-hyun, managed to boost sales of trenchcoats in Korea, […]

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The Doctor Who World Tour in Korea

by Philip Gowman 17 January 2015
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BBC3 have just put out a short programme (the sort of thing you get as an added extra in a DVD boxed set) featuring the World Tour that took place in August 2014 to launch Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. There’s about 4 minutes of footage of their stopover in Seoul, around 13 minutes […]

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Judy Joo’s Jinjuu opens on 13 Jan, with her new TV show screening from 26 Jan

by Events Editor 7 January 2015
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Already billed by the Evening Standard as one of the “best new London restaurants opening in 2015“, Judy Joo’s new restaurant, Jinjuu, has its official opening next week (13 January) at 15 Kingly Street London W1B 5PS (though it has a “soft launch” at the end of this week). The Daily Telegraph and the Londonist […]

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