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[3 appealing ‘Korean dramas] in November~December 2015

Introducing 3 appealing ‘Korean drama’ ONAIR right now!~

1. Name:  마을 – 아치아라의 비밀 or The Village: Achiara’s Secret

 

Profile

  • Drama: The Village: Achiara’s Secret (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Maeul: Achiaraui Bimil
  • Hangul: 마을-아치아라의 비밀
  • Director: Lee Yong-Seok
  • Writer: Do Hyun-Jung
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: October 7 – December 2, 2015
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Achiara is a small and peaceful village with nearly zero crime. One day, So-Yoon (Moon Geun-Young) arrives in Achiara. She will teach English at the local school. On her first day at work, she finds a buried body. So-Yoon and Police Officer Woo-Jae (Yook Sung-Jae) attempt to find the truth. As they get closer to the truth, the ugliness of the village is revealed.

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Notes

  1. “The Village” takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Yong-Pal” and will be followed by “Remember” December, 2015.
  2. First script reading took place September 4, 2015 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea.

Cast

The Village- Achiara's Secret-Moon Geun-Young.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Yook Sung-Jae.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-On Joo-Wan.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Shin Eun-Kyung.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Jang Hee-Jin.jpg
Moon Geun-Young Yook Sung-Jae On Joo-Wan Shin Eun-Kyung Jang Hee-Jin
Han So-Yoon Park Woo-Jae Seo Gi-Hyun Yoon Ji-Sook Kim Hye-Jin
Ahn Seo-Hyun The Village- Achiara's Secret-Kim Min-Jae.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Lee Yeol-Eum.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Jeong Seong-Mo.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Jang So-Yeon.jpg
Ahn Seo-Hyun Kim Min-Jae Lee Yeol-Eum Jeong Seong-Mo Jang So-Yeon
Seo Yoo-Na Inspector Han Ga-Young Seo Chang-Gwon Kang Joo-Hee
Park Eun-Seok The Village- Achiara's Secret-Woo Hyun-Joo.jpg The Village- Achiara's Secret-Choi Won-Hong.jpg
Park Eun-Seok Woo Hyun-Zoo Choi Won-Hong
Nam Gun-Woo Gyung-Soon Bawoo

Additional Cast Members:

Trailers

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2015-10-07 1 6.2 7.5 (19th) 6.9 (19th) 7.5 (18th)
2015-10-08 2 6.1 6.9 5.9 6.1
2015-10-14 3 7.0 (19th) 8.1 (12th) 7.1 (18th) 7.8 (17th)
2015-10-15 4 5.5 6.5 5.2 5.9
2015-10-21 5 4.6 (<7.2) 5.1 5.5
2015-10-22 6 5.7 7.3 5.2 5.5
2015-10-28 7 4.7 5.7 4.8 5.4
2015-10-29 8 5.8 (<7.7) 7.0 8.1 (18th)
2015-11-04 9 4.8 5.8 4.9 (<6.9)
2015-11-05 10 5.1 (<7.7) 5.4 (<7.9)
2015-11-11 x Postponed Postponed Postponed Postponed
2015-11-12 11 7.4 (20th) 8.2 (16th) 6.3 (<7.4)
2015-11-18 12
2015-11-19 13
2015-11-25 14
2015-11-26 x Postponed Postponed Postponed Postponed
2015-12-02 15
2015-12-03 16

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

Watch The Village: Achiara’s Secret  online >>> 마을-아치아라의 비밀 / The Village: Achiara’s Secret

2. Name: 어머님은 내 며느리 or My Mother is a Daughter-In-Law

Profile

  • Drama: My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law (literal title)
  • Revised romanization:Eomeonimeun Nae Myeoneuri
  • Hangul: 어머님은 내 며느리
  • Director: Ko Heung-Sik
  • Writer: Lee Geun-Young
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: June 22, 2015 —
  • Runtime: Mon-Fri 08:30
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Gyeong-Sook (Kim Hye-Ri) married a wealthy older man when she was 19-years-old. Her mother-in-law, who gave her a hard time, died and her husband passed away a couple of years ago.

She only depends on her son Jung-Soo (Lee Yong-Joon) who is a doctor. Her son Jung-Soo brings his girlfriend, Hyun-Joo (Shim Yi-Young). Gyeong-Sook disapproves of Hyun-Joo because of her poor family background. Nevertheless, Jung-Soo and Hyun-Joo marry. Gyeong-Sook gives Hyun-Joo a hard time. Then, Jung-Soo dies in a car accident. Gyeong-Sook and Hyun-Joo are no longer family.

Gyeong-Sook and Hyun-Joo eventually both marry again. Through a twist of fate, Gyeong-Sook becomes Hyun-Joo’s daughter-in-law.

Notes

  1. “My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law” takes over the SBS weekday 08:30 time slot previously occupied by “Fabulous Neighbor” and will be followed by “My Son-In-Law’s Woman” January 4, 2016.

Cast

My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kim Hye-Ri.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Shim Yi-Young.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Moon Bo-Ryung.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Lee Yong-Joon.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Oh Yeong-Sil.jpg
Kim Hye-Ri Shim Yi-Young Moon Bo-Ryung Lee Yong-Joon Oh Yeong-Sil
Choo Gyeong-Sook Yoo Hyun-Joo Kim Soo-Gyeong Kim Jung-Soo Kim Yeom-Soon
My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Lee Jin-A.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kwon Jae-Hee.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Choi Sung-Ho.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kim Jung-Hyun.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kim Na-Mi.jpg
Lee Jin-A Kwon Jae-Hee Choi Sung-Ho Kim Jung-Hyun Kim Na-Mi
Kang Eun-Hye Seo Mi-Ja Yoo Jae-Yong Jang Sung-Tae Mi-Yeon
My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kwon Seong-Deok.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Lee Han-Wi.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Lee Sun-Ho.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Kim Dong-Gyun.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Sung Chang-Hoon.jpg
Kwon Seong-Deok Lee Han-Wi Lee Sun-Ho Kim Dong-Gyun Sung Chang-Hoon
Yang Moon-Tak Park Bong-Joo Joo Gyeong-Min Department Head Kab Section Head Song
My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Han Ji-An.jpg My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law-Jo Eun-Bit.jpg
Han Ji-An Jo Eun-Bit
Jeon Eul-Hee Jo Gyeong

Additional Cast Members:

Trailers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcigCdmwv88

Watch My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law  online on Viki.com (Coming Soon)

3. Name: 오 마이 비너스 or  Oh My Venus

Profile

  • Drama: Oh My Venus
  • Revised romanization: O Mai Bineoseu
  • Hangul: 오 마이 비너스
  • Director: Kim Hyung-Suk
  • Writer: Kim Eun-Ji
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: November 16, 2015 —
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Kim Young-Ho (So Ji-Sub) is a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Even though he comes from a wealthy family background, he suffered a devastating injury during his childhood days. Now, he overcomes his problems with patience and stubbornness.

Kang Joo-Eun (Shin Min-A) is 33-years-old lawyer. She has struggled to support her family. Now, Kang Joo-Eun is overweight and not so attractive.

Notes

  1. Takes over the KBS2 Mon & Tue 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Cheer Up!” and will be followed by “Moorim School” January, 2016.
  2. First starring drama series performance by actor So Ji-Sub since 2013 SBS drama series “The Master’s Sun” and first drama series performance by actress Shin Min-A since 2012 MBC drama series “Arang and the Magistrate.”
  3. Early working title was “Oh My God” (“오 마이 갓”).
  4. First script reading took place October 10, 2015 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.

Cast

Oh My Venus-So Ji-Sub.jpg Oh My Venus-Shin Min-A.jpg Oh My Venus-Jung Gyu-Woon.jpg Oh My Venus-Yu In-Young.jpg Oh My Venus-Ban Hyo-Jung.jpg
So Ji-Sub Shin Min-A Jung Gyu-Woon Yu In-Young Ban Hyo-Jung
Kim Young-Ho Kang Joo-Eun Im Woo-Sik Oh Soo-Jin Lee Hong-Im
Oh My Venus-Choi Il-Hwa.jpg Oh My Venus-Kim Jung-Tae.jpg Oh My Venus-Sung Hoon.jpg Oh My Venus-Henry.jpg
Choi Il-Hwa Kim Jung-Tae Sung Hoon Henry
Kim Sung-Chul Choi Nam-Chul Jang Joon-Sung Kim Ji-Woong

Additional Cast Members:

Trailers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLPayeNws78

Watch Oh My Venus  online on >>> Oh My Venus

Source: asianwiki.com, www.koreandrama.org. viki.com

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