Monday, February 26, 2007

Dramas in March 2007

My cousin and I was just complaining the other day about the lack of good Korean dramas recently. Except for 'Dal Ja's Spring' (which I plan to watch soon, upon everyone's recommendation and the high ratings), there is nothing interesting on the stations. And yes, I've given up on Goong S.

But March brings me much hope.... to be more precise, I hold great hope and anticipation for Wednesdays and Thursdays in March. The following 3 dramas are slated for the Wed/Thur slots in March.

Ma Wang 마왕
Cast: Uhm Tae Woong, Ju Ji Hoon, Shin Min Ah
PD: Park Chan Hong (Resurrection)
Station: KBS
thread on soompi

This will be one of the most eagerly anticipated drama, considering the number of 'Shin goon' fans out there. Plus Uhm Tae Woong's fans. Plus fans of the cult drama, 'Resurrection'

In Ma Wang, Uhm Tae Woong plays a detective, who accidentally killed Ju Ji Hoon's brother and mother many years ago.

Uhm Tae Woong became more well known after the hit, cult drama, 'Resurrection'. The drama has been in my cupboard for a long time and despite the high recommendations, I have yet to find the time to watch it. I first noticed him in 'Legends of 9 Tail Wolves' (because of Jun Jin lah. He was so good looking in the drama, with the black trench coat. Sigh..). I remember we were all talking about the cool looking hyeon of Jun Jin in the drama back then and trying to find out more about him. Uhm Tae Woong is of course the younger brother of Uhm Jung Hwa, who I've just blogged about in my previous post, 'Seducing Mr Robin'

Interestingly, Ju Ji Hoon plays a lawyer and a killer, out to revenge for his family. This will really be a departure from his previous as 'Shin goon'. I guess he wants to shed that image badly. I know he can look cool, but can he act as a cold killer? Must say he looks rather good though.

And Shin Min Ah plays a librarian with psychometric powers. I'm not too sure about Shin Min Ah though. I wasn't too impressed with her in A Love to Kill

Witch Yoo Hee 마녀유희
Cast: Jae Hee, Kim Jung Hoon, Dennis O, Han Ga In
PD: Jun Ki Sang (Sassy Girl, Choon Hyang, My Girl)
Station: SBS
thread on soompi

This will be the 2nd most anticipated drama, not just because of the cast, but also the PD. I really enjoyed My Girl and I know 'Sassy Girl, Choon Hyang' was quite popular too.

Jae Hee plays a cook in the drama. Alamak, more food related drama. Gosh, he's all grown up now, isn't he? Think the first time I saw him was in the movie, '3 Iron' by the controversial director, Kim Ki Duk. It was a rather weird but interesting movie. Hmm... but his hair looks a little funny leh.

Kim Jung Hoon is an ambitious doctor in the drama, whom Ha Ga In likes initially. It would be good to see if he can pull this off after being the nice 'Yul goon'. I think he's supposed to be a little mean in the new drama.

Looks like the 2 'princes'- 'Shin goon' & 'Yul goon' are fighting it out again. This time they will be fighting for viewership.

Dennis O is a celebrated chef from the US. And his character is probably redundant in the drama but who cares.... hehe! It's eye candy time.

Han Ga In is an advertising planner who falls in love in with Jae Hee. Both Han Ga In and Dennis O collaborated together recently in SG wannabe and Kim Jong Gook's mv, 'Only the Wind, Only the Wind'.

Thank You 고맙십니다
Cast: Jang Hyuk, Gong Hyo Jin
Station: MBC
thread on soompi

This probably holds the least interest for most people. But I find it most interesting as it's Jang Hyuk's come back drama after his military service.

Jang Hyuk plays a snobbish doctor, who is slowly changed for the better by Gong Hyo Jin.

Jang Hyuk was in touble because he tried to get out of military service through deception. At that time, he was rather popular because of hit drama and movies like 'Successful Story of a Bright Girl', 'Volcano High' and 'Windstruck'. It will be interesting to see how AND if he has matured since 2004.

As for Gong Hyo Jin, I only remembered her in 'Sangdo, Let's go to School' and I rather like her in there.

Btw, soompi has this great thread started by Shirley that that gives us an update on what's airing now and those to-be-aired. Though future dramas are always a little more tricky as they do changed sometimes.

I guess I'll be very busy in March. ^^


Han min chung said...

Have you ever visited yongpyong resort which was 'Winter sonata' filmed in. I spend my summer holiday in yongpyong resort two years ago. It was such a nice place. They put all the Winter sonata picture on it which scene was takened. So you can see what place it was and take exactly same picture with drama. Also they serve 'Bae YS Room' and 'Choi JW Room' it's still same on drama. Little bit expensive than usual rooms I guess it's worthy if you're a big fan.
They don't have english site though,
in this site you can see cafe 'the first' second picture. Bae and Choi have dinner here. The cafe even rent a uniform for free to take a picture.

tiffany said...

Thanks for the link 민종씨.

Err... this is embarassing, but I've been to Yong Pyong twice. And this is even more embarassing to say, but I'm a committee member of Joon's Family (the BYJ fan club in SG).

I've seen all those places you mentioned except for the hotel rooms where BYJ & CJW stayed. :p

I don't mind going back again. : )

Anonymous said...

i think i will watch Jang Hyuk drama....

Ju Ji Hoon & Kim Jeong Hoon drama....i think i will give it a miss first......even Chae Rim's drama,i find it so-so only......

That is why i'm still watching Goong S. in terms of storyline and the casts, i felt Goong S was stronger(whether in acting or their appearance)...moreover, Goong was draggy in the middle with their wishy-washy love life...but Goong S is different. I still don't understand why some people said it's boring...guess my taste is always different from others...hahahaha......, u know who am i...hehehe

tiffany said...

haha! every drama will always have its fan, Lynn but Goong S is definitely not my cup of soju. Though I do like Kang Do- more than Se7en. Sorry... find him too cute for my taste.

I'm interested in all 3 dramas... ottoke? I will really be very busy in March.... sigh...

marissa said...

Hi Tiff,

I've been watching Dalja Springs on KBS2 and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm also watching the one starring Park Shi Yeon on Mon/Tues but the storyline is not that interesting.
Thanks for the list of those dramas to look forward too.

han min chung said...

Oh, you've been there, then never mind. ^^
By the way Kang Do.. do you mean kang doo who is tall one?. kang do sounds like a robber in korean.
I was confused. ^^

tiffany said...

marissa, which drama is Park Shi Yeon in? She's Eric's girlfriend righ? Acted in My Girl?

Yeah, everyone is saying Dalja's Spring is nice...well..almost everyone. haha!

tiffany said...

Sorry... I guess it should be Kang Doo or Kang Du....

Really? Kang Do is robber is Korean? Hmm.... interesting...

marissa said...


I think the title is When Spring Comes, and the girl is indeed Eric's gf.

han min chung said...

Well if you don't mind i wanna send you 2 korean song Kimdongryul sang.
i have both songs as in mp3 file, i couldn't find your e-mail in this blog.
By the way my name is 민정 not 민종 and Drama THANK YOU is 고맙습니다 not 고맙십니다.

tiffany said...


Sorry about the mistake in writing your name...... And thanks for the correction in my Korean. I think my teacher would flip if she knew I wrote 'thank you' wrongly..^^

You can email to me at

Lynn said...

tiff, i decided to watch Witch Yoo Hee....hahahaha...not for Kim Jeong Hoon but for Jae Hee...!!! he is a cute guy!