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South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI to make K-drama debut in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will make her K-drama debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series “Sweet Home.”
  • Details about her role and the second season’s release date have yet to be announced.
  • This will be BIBI’s second acting role following her appearance in the horror film “Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming” last year.  
  • BIBI is slated to release a new album later this year.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will make her K-drama debut in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Sweet Home.”

The news was announced by Netflix Korea on Monday. Details about her role and the second season’s release date have yet to be announced.

K-drama ‘Big Mouth’ in hot water for alleged racist line about Thai culture

  • The K-drama “Big Mouth” has received backlash for a scene where the show’s main character, Park Chang-ho (played by Lee Jong-suk), asks a death row inmate if his mother ate tom yum kung – a hot and sour Thai soup – after giving birth to him.
  • Park taunts the inmate and concludes that he became a psychopath because of the Thai soup.
  • Many Thai netizens were upset by the line and called it racist to Thai culture. 
  • The two platforms airing the K-drama, Disney Plus and MBC, have not issued statements regarding the backlash.

A line about Thai culture in the K-drama “Big Mouth” is stirring up controversy.

The second episode of the drama, which aired on July 30, depicts a scene between the series’ main character, Park Chang-ho (played by Lee Jong-suk), and a fellow inmate on death row. Park asks the inmate if his mother ate seaweed soup after giving birth to him, which is a South Korean custom for new mothers.

South Korean actor Yoo Joo-eun leaves heartbreaking note before her death at age 27

  • South Korean actor Yoo Joo-eun died at the age of 27 on Monday.
  • The “Joseon Survival Period” star’s older brother broke the news of her death on her Instagram account, which has since been set to private.
  • While local reports have mentioned suicide, authorities have yet to confirm the cause of her death.
  • Yoo, who made her acting debut in the 2018 drama series “Big Forest,” reportedly wrote a note to her loved ones before she died, saying, "I really wanted to act. It was my everything and my purpose. But it wasn’t easy living that life. I didn’t want to do anything else. That felt hopeless. I realized that doing something that you want is a blessing but only doing that one thing was also a curse."

South Korean actor Yoo Joo-eun died on Monday at the age of 27.

Yoo’s older brother broke the news of her death on her Instagram account, which has since been set to private, on Tuesday.

Red Velvet’s Joy stars in new teaser for Netflix K-drama ‘Once Upon a Small Town’

  • A new teaser trailer for the Netflix K-drama “Once Upon A Small Town,” starring Joy of K-pop girl group Red Velvet, dropped on Friday. 
  • The series is based on the novel of the same name by author Park Ha-min.
  • Joy will play Ahn Ja-young, a friendly police officer who grew up in the countryside of Heedong Village. 
  • Starring opposite Joy is Choo Young-woo as Han Ji-yool, a prickly veterinarian who moves from Seoul to Heedong Village to be with his grandfather.      
  • “Once Upon A Small Town” is scheduled for a Sept. 5.

Red Velvet group member Joy stars in a new trailer for the Netflix K-drama “Once Upon a Small Town.”

The drama is based on the novel of the same name by author Park Ha-min. In the show, a veterinarian from Seoul named Han Ji-yool (Choo Young-woo) meets a police officer named Ahn Ja-young (Joy) who lives in the countryside of Heedong Village.

Trailer for Korean adaptation of ‘Little Women’ features stars from ‘All of Us Are Dead,’ ‘Squid Game’

  • South Korean cable network tvN unveiled a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean adaptation of “Little Women.”
  • The K-drama is a modern-day adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel of the same name.
  • The trailer highlights each of the three sisters featured in the show – In-ju, In-kyeong and In-hye – played by Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-hyun and Park Ji-hu, respectively.
  • “Little Women” premieres on tvN on Sept. 3 at 9:10 p.m. KST, with new episodes airing every Saturday and Sunday night.
  • New episodes will also become available to stream on Netflix at the same time in selected regions.

South Korean cable network tvN has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean adaptation of “Little Women,” which will also be available to stream on Netflix. 

The K-drama is a modern-day adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel of the same name. 

Bae Suzy, Yang Se-jong star in ‘Crash Landing on You’ director’s new drama ‘The Girl Downstairs’

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  • Bae Suzy and Yang Se-jong have reportedly begun filming for the upcoming Netflix K-drama “The Girl Downstairs.”
  • The series is based on the Naver webtoon “Lee Doona!” which centers around a former K-pop idol, Lee Doo-na (Bae), who retires from the cutthroat industry in order to pursue her studies.
  • She winds up living under the same roof as ordinary college student Lee Won Jun (Yang), and it isn’t long until the two start to develop feelings for one another.
  • “The Girl Downstairs” is reportedly being directed by Lee Jeong-hyo, who is credited with directing other famous titles such as “Crash Landing on You,” “Romance is a Bonus Book” and a Korean version of “Criminal Minds.”

Bae Suzy and Yang Se-jong are reportedly co-starring in Netflix’s “The Girl Downstairs,” an upcoming K-drama based on the webtoon “Lee Doona!”

The two were spotted filming in South Korea over the weekend by local media outlet Joy News, which also confirmed the casting last month. 

Song Hye-kyo set to star in upcoming Netflix original drama ‘The Glory’ by Kim Eun-sook

  • Song Hye-kyo will star in the upcoming Netflix original drama series “The Glory,” penned by esteemed screenwriter Kim Eun-sook.
  • Kim is known for her hit romance dramas, including “Goblin,” “Heirs,” “Secret Garden” and “Descendants of the Sun.”
  • “The Glory” follows the story of Moon Dong-eun, a former victim of school violence who seeks revenge on the bullies and bystanders that ruined her childhood.
  • Lee Do-hyun (“Sweet Home”), stars alongside Song as a character with a dark, secret past of his own.
  • A release date for the series has yet to be announced.

South Korean actor Song Hye-kyo will star in the upcoming Netflix original drama series “The Glory,” penned by esteemed screenwriter Kim Eun-sook. 

The upcoming epic revenge drama deviates from the romance genre Kim has become associated with after a number of major hits, including “Goblin,” “Heirs,” “Secret Garden” and “Descendants of the Sun.” Kim and Song previously worked together on the latter. 

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ already in talks for US remake less than a month after its premiere

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  • “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” South Korea’s latest smash-hit drama about a lawyer on the autism spectrum, may soon be up for a U.S. remake.
  • An inside source from the series’ production company told local media outlets that they are “reviewing a proposal for the series to be adapted to an American remake.”
  • The series is currently at the top of both South Korean media rankings and Netflix’s Top 10 Non-English Shows list.
  • An American remake of “The Good Doctor,” a 2013 KBS drama about an autistic surgeon, has already found success on ABC, with its sixth season set to premiere in October.

“Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” cable channel ENA’s legal drama series currently captivating audiences in South Korea, may be getting a U.S. remake. 

An inside source from the series’ production company A Story revealed to Korean media outlets that they are “reviewing a proposal for the series to be adapted to an American remake.”

All eyes in S. Korea are on ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ the latest hit drama bringing autism awareness

  • South Korean legal drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” starring Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh and Kang Ki-young, has captured the attention of South Korea and the rest of the world.
  • The series, which is distributed by Netflix and South Korean TV channel ENA, has risen to first place in South Korean media rankings as well as Netflix’s Top 10 Non-English Shows list.
  • By addressing South Korea’s bias against people with disabilities, the show reveals how society members contribute to the growing discrimination in the country.
  • “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” also addresses religious pressures, same-sex love, domestic violence and oppressive hierarchical systems.

Continuing the recent trend of successful K-dramas, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has captured the attention of millions of viewers with its heartwarming characters and controversial plot.

With new episodes available on South Korean TV channel ENA and Netflix every Wednesday and Thursday, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” which stars Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh and Kang Ki-young, has captured the attention of South Korea and the world. The drama has risen to first place in South Korean media rankings as well as Netflix’s Top 10 Non-English Shows list.

‘Café Minamdang’ cast says the show’s Korean shamanism theme brings a ‘whole new type of fun’ to viewers

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Based on the web novel “Minamdang: Case Note,” “Café Minamdang” follows the story of the criminal profiler-turned-shaman Nam Han-jun and Han Jae-hee, the “ghost” homicide detective.

Operating in Café Minamdang, shaman Nam Han-jun runs a shady fortune-telling business with his team, targeting the worst in society. In their search for justice and truth, the paths of Han-jun and Jae-hee intertwine, dangerously linking them to the missing serial killer “Gopuri,” a haunting entity whose spree has not yet come to an end.

K-drama dominance continues as new shows ‘Thirty-Nine’ and ‘Juvenile Justice’ break Netflix Global Top 10

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  • South Korean shows continue to dominate the charts with series “Thirty-nine” and “Juvenile Justice” breaking into Netflix’s Global Top 10.
  • JTBC’s “Thirty-Nine,” set to finish March 24, is the story of three unmarried women who reflect on their time together and remaining when one of them falls terminally ill.
  • The second Korean Netflix original of the year, “Juvenile Justice,” which highlights controversy surrounding Korea’s juvenile criminal justice system, debuted this past Friday and immediately topped several global charts.

The past weekend once again showed the dominance of South Korean dramas, as “Thirty-Nine” and “Juvenile Justice” both broke into Netflix’s Global Top 10 rankings.  

According to FlixPatrol, a site that tracks streaming data from popular video platforms, both ranked among the top 10 most-watched Netflix shows in the world. South Korea continues to attract a global audience and proves its industry is not just a one-hit wonder with the success of “Squid Games,” which premiered last year. 

Chinese actor Fan Bingbing to make her first Korean drama appearance

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  • Fan Bingbing, one of China’s biggest film stars, is making her first ever K-drama appearance on “Insider,” an upcoming series from Korean television network JTBC.
  • JTBC stated they cannot yet reveal much about her role, as it reportedly ties closely to the show’s storyline.
  • “Insider” also stars Kang Ha-neul, who plays the role of Kim Yo-han, a judicial apprentice conducting an undercover investigation.
  • The action-thriller is set to be released in Korea this year.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is appearing in a K-drama for the first time. 

Fan recently completed shooting her scenes for a new South Korean series from television network JTBC titled “Insider,” reported Korea Herald