Posts Tagged ‘Choi Su-jong’

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Choi Su-jong headlines cable period drama Into the Fire
by | January 3, 2014 | 16 Comments
Cable channel TV Chosun is lining up another drama series, and it’s a period story titled Into the Fire. It’s a story about money, sacrifice, and love as the hero, played by Choi Su-jong (A King’s Dream, President, Comrades), rises from poverty in a war-ravaged youth and pulls himself up by his steel will (and... More »


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Accident-ridden sageuk King’s Dream to end early
by | May 4, 2013 | 20 Comments
Finally, KBS has decided to pull the plug on its much-beleaguered weekend drama King’s Dream, which has had more than its fair share of misfortune, from accidents to more accidents to LOTS MORE ACCIDENTS. (Read the full litany of woes here.) It’s almost a relief to hear that they’ll be cutting out five weeks earlier... More »


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Still injured, Choi Su-jong resumes filming in voice only
by | January 8, 2013 | 34 Comments
GOOD LORD. Okay, here are the facts of KBS’s weekend sageuk drama King’s Dream: Lead actor Choi Su-jong was in a car accident in September. He was told to take four weeks off. He returned to work right away. Lead actress Park Joo-mi was in a car accident in October. Her stylist broke her leg.... More »


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King’s Dream in danger of losing lead actor, on heels of losing lead actress
by | December 28, 2012 | 57 Comments
Wow. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a drama plagued by such horrible luck, so many times over. Weekend KBS sageuk King’s Dream already had to lose its lead actress Park Joo-mi after a car accident in November, and now it’s ALSO about to lose its lead actor, Choi Su-jong, who suffered yet another... More »


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King’s Dream postpones broadcasts in wake of accidents
by | November 5, 2012 | 16 Comments
Looks like the accidents were serious after all, because KBS’s weekend sageuk drama King’s Dream has announced that it will be taking two weeks off the air. Leading actress Park Joo-mi, playing the role of Queen Seon-deok, is still not well enough from her car crash, sustained on October 23; she’s been instructed by her... More »


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KBS sageuk King’s Dream beset by accidents
by | October 24, 2012 | 48 Comments
It’s bad news after bad news for King’s Dream, the KBS1 weekend historical drama starring “sageuk king” Choi Su-jong playing, appropriately, the titular ruler King Chunchu. Park Joo-mi is his co-star in the role of Queen Seon-deok. Both have been in recent accidents. First it was Park Joo-mi who was in a car accident on... More »


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KBS’s President off to a slow start
by | December 15, 2010 | 39 Comments
The battle of the presidents has begun! Only, it wasn’t much of a battle with SBS’s Blue House drama Daemul leading the pack by a wide margin, drawing a 25.7% rating against KBS’s premiere episode of President, which had a 6.3%. The numbers are a bit of a drop-off from the finale of Runaway Plan... More »


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Choi Su-jong and Ha Hee-ra to play husband and wife
by | October 3, 2010 | 27 Comments
Real-life married couple Choi Su-jong (Comrades) and Ha Hee-ra (Give Me Food) will be acting together as onscreen husband and wife for the first time. Upcoming KBS drama President will pair them as President and First Lady, setting the stage for a pretty epic first onscreen meeting. The couple married in 1993 and have never... More »


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2010 Seoul International Drama Awards
by | September 10, 2010 | 104 Comments
The Seoul International Drama Awards were held on September 10 and hosted by KBS, awarding the winners from a pool of 172 entries from 43 countries. Sort of an odd list of winners, I thought. (I mean, Chuno alongside The Last Days of Lehman Brothers alongside NCIS?) Not that there’s anything wrong with any of... More »


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Choi Su-jong to play next Korean President
by | August 28, 2010 | 29 Comments
Interesting how dramas always come in pairs, right? There’s Gumiho Fox Child and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Runaway and Athena, Road No. 1 and Comrades. Now Daemul vs. President? Veteran actor Choi Su-jong (most recently of Comrades, and for those of you who remember the nineties, Jealousy) has just been cast as the lead... More »


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War drama Legend of the Patriots premieres this weekend
by | June 18, 2010 | 46 Comments
Admittedly Road No. 1 and Into the Fire have garnered most of the attention among Korean War projects, but KBS also has a drama premiering this weekend, Legend of the Patriots. (Its Korean title, Jeon Woo, translates literally to Comrades.) It’s actually a remake of a hugely successful series that aired from 1975 through 1978,... More »