Posts Tagged ‘Miss Korea’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Omg is it that time of year already? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2014 | 230 Comments
How on earth has another year zoomed by already? It felt as though I’d only just recovered from banging my head against my keyboard over last year’s year-end reviews when I had to start banging my head against my keyboard for this year’s batch. And okay, perhaps banging isn’t expressly necessary—but trust me, it’s become... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #20: Miss Korea edition
by | February 27, 2014 | 96 Comments
Ahoy, Miss Korea fans! The drama just ended its 20-episode run last night, and while we were unable to cover the show, we wanted to weigh in on the show and give you all a space to talk about its ending. Podcast, go!   Podcast #20 Running time: 39:55 In which we: Talk about Miss... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #19
by | January 12, 2014 | 86 Comments
Happy new year, folks! Here’s the first podcast of 2014.   Podcast #19 Running time: 60:43 In which we: Talk about the end of the year reviews and awards; mention possible future meetups or events in the new year (8:55); move on to dramas that have ended their runs with Mi-rae’s Choice, Yoon Eun-hye’s drama... More »


Drama Recaps
Miss Korea: Episodes 1-2
by | December 23, 2013 | 128 Comments
Miss Korea was the other new drama that premiered last week, and while I wouldn’t call it a straight romantic comedy (it’s a bit moody for that, though not in a bad way), it has some solid things going for it, like two charismatic leads and a backstory to keep their present-day connection crackling with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen-maker and crew in Miss Korea’s promo posters
by | December 16, 2013 | 71 Comments
Posters are out for MBC’s upcoming drama Miss Korea, and mostly what I take away from them is: everybody pretty. The posters illustrate our rather straightforward premise of turning a regular woman into a beauty queen. What’s less clear to me is how this is supposed to be such a challenge when we’re talking about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Miss Korea’s preview introduces its cast
by | December 7, 2013 | 43 Comments
This preview for MBC’s Miss Korea has zero dialogue, but still manages to deliver a pretty efficient intro to the show, which looks (I hope) easygoing and cute. At least, that’s what I expect of the writer-director duo who are reteaming for a third time after Pasta and Golden Time, Kwon Seok-jang and Seo Sook-hyang.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun goes back to high school for Miss Korea
by | December 4, 2013 | 36 Comments
Pwahaha. Lee Seon-kyun is playing HIS OWN high school character? I’m going to go ahead and assume that this makes his new drama Miss Korea a comedy then, because there’s nothing not funny about that. I love the man, but he looks like an ajusshi pretending to blend into a room full of high school... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun to romance Miss Korea
by | October 31, 2013 | 69 Comments
Ha, well this PD-writer team is nothing if not consistent. The writer of Pasta and the director of Golden Time and Pasta are coming back with the new rom-com Miss Korea for MBC this winter, and they’ve called their favorite leading man Lee Seon-kyun up for a reunion tour. He’ll be joining Miss-Korea-to-be Lee Yeon-hee... More »


Pop Culture & Society
A new Miss Korea is crowned
by | July 8, 2009 | 63 Comments
The new Miss Korea has been crowned, and she is Kim Ju-ri, a 21-year-old studying at the Bolshoi Ballet school in Russia. The Miss Korea Pageant took place on the evening of July 8 at Seoul’s Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and was hosted by former Miss Korea finalist and now actress-mother-wife Sohn Tae-young.... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Pageant drama!
by | August 8, 2008 | 17 Comments
Ooh, more Miss Korea drama. (There’s always drama surrounding a Miss Korea pageant, isn’t there? Or, I suppose, any pageant.) First there was all that shrewish chatter that winner Na Ri wasn’t pretty enough. Now, Kim Hee-kyung, one of the recent finalists (Miss Korea mi, or 미), is facing some swift and harsh criticism now... More »