Dear Hallyu World Fans! (New York Region)
This Lunar New Year, we have a special treat for you! How about celebrating with us by going to a concert in NY with performances by K-POP artists Kim Tae Woo (#김태우) and #거미 (Gummy)? Just fill in the short survey below and see if you won on Wed. Feb 3… Good Luck!
Byun Jae-Wook (Hwang Jung-Min) is a short-tempered prosecutor who only pursues the truth. He is famous for his tough investigations. A suspect, under the the interrogation of Byun Jae-Wook, is then found dead. Byun Jae-Wook is arrested and gets 15 years in prison.
Five tears later, Byun Jae-Wook meets good-looking con man Chi-Won in prison. Chi-Won knows about Byun Jae-Wook’s case. Byun Jae-Wook feels Chi-Won could carry out his plan outside of prison. Using his knowledge as a former prosecutor, he gets Chi-Won acquitted. Byun Jae-Wook prepares a counterattack on those who framed him. Chi-Won though looks for a chance to get away from Byun Jae-Wook.
The Korean Wave has been constantly expanding, but recently a number of celebrities from other Asian countries have also made their way into the Korean Entertainment Industry. Among them is Tang Wei who is the most influential and most recognized Chinese actresses.
Chinese actresses such as Maggie Cheung and Joey Wang from the 80s, Zhang Ziyi, Shu Qi, Gong Li from the 90s, and later Fan Bingbing and Liu Yifei, etc. have been popular in Korea. But Tang Wei’s popularity now compared to all other Chinese Stars in Korea is not the same. Korean people have treated her just like one of their own famous celebrities there.So why do Koreans like her so much?
During this blustering January of 2016, I would like to share with you a heartwarming film set during the 1950s’ 「Korean War」 — A Melody to Remember (also known as 「Missing Elder Brother」).
Adapted from a true story, A Melody to Remember recounts the story of a children’s choir formed during the cruel war time.
Yim Si-wan (Siwan) plays the army lieutenant turned choir conductor in A Melody to Remember. From his debut film 「the Attorney」 in which he played alongside seasoned actors to the TV drama 「Misaeng」 where he plays the role Jang Geu-rae, Siwan has earned widespread recognition from the media and the public for his stellar acting and star power!