Director: Je-hyeon Park
Writers: Seon-mi Kim, Seok-jun Lee,
Stars: Jeong-eun Kim, Sang-kyung Kim, Yu-jin Lee
Hyun-joo is an average girl, with seven years of her life invested in her boyfriend So-hoon, an employee at an extermination company. Sure, he can be a bit boring, but he has a warm and caring heart. He's someone Hyun-joo can rely on. Or he was. One day So-hoon finds filmself stuck in an elevator with Eun Da-young, the hottest actress in Korea. She becomes intrigued with him when, despite the close quarters, he shows no interest in her (instead, he is fascinated by a cockroach he finds in the elevator). It has been so long since Da-young has been treated like a normal person that she soon finds herself getting feelings for him. So Da-young puts a plan into action to get this man to fall in love with her. She gets him to spray her house, and even makes him co-star in an advertisement with her - all the while unconcerned about So-hoon's longtime girlfriend Hyun-joo. Hyun-joo gets a rude surprise when she reads the over-imaginative tabloids one day and discovers that her boring boyfriend is supposedly dating the top actress in the land. Even worse, she soon finds out that Da-young is determined to steal her man. How can an ordinary girl like Hyun-joo compete with a superstar, gorgeous actress? How can she stop Da-young from taking away seven years of her life?
Title: The Sleepless (English title) / Two Moons (literal title)
Revised romanization: Doo Gaeui Dal
Hangul: 두 개의 달
Director: Kim Dong-Bin
Writer: Lee Jong-Ho
Producer: Lee Sang-Cheol
Cinematographer: Yoon Jong-Ho, Cha Sang-Gyun
Release Date: July 12, 2012
Genre: Mystery / Horror
"Two Moons" depicts two women and a man that find themselves in a isolated area without a way out. So-Hee (Park Han-Byul) is a horror story writer who holds a secret. Seok-Ho (Kim Ji-Seok) is a university student who suffers from an an unidentified trauma. He tries to uncover what that trauma is.
Title: 찬란한 유산 / Chanranhan Yusan
Also known as: Shining Inheritance / Brilliant Legacy / Beautiful Legacy
Director: Jin Hyuk
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung
Genre: Romance, family
Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung
Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan
Bae Soo Bin as Park Joon Se
Moon Chae Won as Yoo Seung Mi
Go Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) was studying overseas in New York and returned to Korea during her vacation to bring her autistic brother, Eun Woo, to the United States to study music. Sun Woo Hwan (Lee Seung Ki), who was also studying in New York, was ordered to return to Korea by his grandmother, Jang Sook Ja, to learn how to manage her food company. Eun Sung and Hwan, who were on the same flight back home, accidentally had their luggage bags exchanged, which led to several misunderstandings between the two of them. Go Pyung Joong, Eun Sung's father, struggled to save his company from going bankrupt. One day, his wallet and valuables were stolen by a thief who subsequently died in a gas explosion accident. The police, upon finding Go's belongings on the thief, mistakenly identified the thief as Go and a death certificate for Go was promptly issued. Go decided to lie low and not tell his family that he was alive so that his family could claim his life insurance money and use it to clear the debts. However his second wife, Baek Sung Hee, kicked her stepchildren, Eun Sung and Eun Woo, out of the house after collecting the insurance money and moved into a new home with her daughter, Yoo Seung Mi (Moon Chae Won). Eun Sung asked for help from several of her friends, including her senior, Hyung Jin, who avoided her because she was no longer rich. She managed to find a job at a nightclub with the help of her friend, Hye Ri. At the nightclub, Eun Sung met Hyung Jin's senior, Park Joon Se (Bae Soo Bin), who was shocked to see her working there. She also met Hwan, who caused her to lose contact with Eun Woo. Realising that Eun Woo was missing, Eun Sung was devastated and tried searching for her brother but to no avail. With the help of Hye Ri and Joon Se, Eun Sung rented a small room and started a small dumplings stall while continuing her search for Eun Woo. Meanwhile, Jang became deeply disappointed in Hwan as Hwan had no direction in life and did not know how to cherish her company and employees. While pondering over what to do about her grandson, Jang visited a neighborhood that she used to live in when she was poor and encountered Eun Sung who was selling dumplings. Jang met with an accident and received help from Eun Sung. Jang, seeing that Eun Sung tried her best to take care of her even when she could not afford her own daily expenses, was touched by Eun Sung's compassion. Jang brought Eun Sung home and announced to her family that Eun Sung was going to live with them and that she was going to appoint Eun Sung as the heir of her food company...
Title: 내 이름은 김삼순 / Nae I-reum-eun Kim Sam-soon
Also known as: My Name is Kim Sam-Soon / My Lovely Sam Soon (KBFD-TV)
Producer: Kim Sa Hyun
Director: Kim Yoon Chul
Writer: Kim Do Woo
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Kim Sun Ah as Kim Sam-soon
Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
Jung Ryu Won as Yoo Hee-jin
Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim
Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) is a baker who has a talent in making pastries and cakes. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo (Lee Kyu Han), cheating on her and breaks up on the same night. On that same night, she accidentally went into the men's restroom and met Hyun Jin Hun (Hyun Bin), a somewhat callous fellow but sometimes considerate guy. By sheer coincidence, Jin Hun needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. Sam Soon is hired as the restaurant's chief baker and the two fights like cat and dog. Nevertheless, they started to have feeling for each other and Sam Soon agreed to post as Jin Hun's girlfriend so his mother would leave him alone. Things got complicated when Jin Hun's ex-girlfriend Yoo Hee Jin came back from the States intending to win him back.
Title: 파리의연인 / Pa-ri-eh yun-in
Also known as: Des amoureux á Paris / My Sweetheart In Paris / Romance in Paris
Producer: Kim Yang
Director: Shin Woo Chul
Writer: Kim Eun Sook, Kang Eun Jung
Tae Young lives in Paris and is working on a screenplay. She meets Gi Ju while working at a friend's stall and Soo Hyuk, when her bicycle breaks down. Soo Hyuk and Tae young become friends. Gi Ju asks her to act as his fiance for work reasons. Things go badly and everyone returns to Korea.
Back in Korea Tae Young, Gi Ju and Soo Hyuk begin to develop friendships with Tae Young and end up feeling more feelings towards her than they initially thought. However, Gi Ju is Soo Hyuk's uncle and they had grown up like best friends since they were only about 7 years apart. Their feelings towards her slowly begin to be revealed causing heartache for all the people around them.
Title: 천일의 약속 / Cheonileui Yaksook
Also known as: Forget Me Not
Director: Jung Eul Young
Screenwriter: Kim Soo Hyun
Genre: Romance, melodrama
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-17 to 2011-Dec-20
Air time: Monday & Tuesday Night 21:55
Country: South Korea
Subtitles: English (credit to DramaFever)
Kim Rae Won as Park Ji Hyung
Soo Ae as Lee Seo Yeon
Lee Sang Woo as Jang Jae Min
Jung Yoo Mi as Noh Hyang Ki
"A Thousand Days' Promise" tells the story of a woman losing her memory and a man who loves her unconditionally.
Lee Seo-Yeon (Soo-Ae) and Park Ji-Hyung (Kim Rae-Won) have known each other since they were teenagers. Lee Seo-Yeon lost her father when she was only 5-years-old and her mom left her when she was 6. Seo-Yeon was left behind with her younger brother Moon-Gwon. Her aunt took them in and raised in her home.
Seo-Yeon first met Ji-Hyung through Ji-Hyung's long time friend Jae-Min (Lee Sang-Woo), who is Seo Yeon's cousin. During this time Seo-Yeon and Ji-Hyung were just acquaintances.
Now as adults, Ji-Hyung is 32-years-old and his fiancee is Hyang-Ki (Jung Yoo-Mi). Their marriage is arranged by their parents. Seo-Yeon has moved out of her aunt's home and lives with her young brother Moon-Gwon. One year ago, Ji-Hyung and Seo-Yeon's relationship developed, even though Seo-Yeon knew Ji-Hyung was engaged. They promised to see each other until Ji-Hyung married. One year later, Ji-Hyung and Hyang-Ki's wedding date is set. Ji-Hyung and Se-Yeon say their goodbyes to each other...
Hangul: 7번방의 선물
Director: Lee Hwan-Kyung
Writer: Lee Hwan-Kyung, Kim Hwang-Sung, Kim Young-Suk
Producer: Lim Min-Sub
Cinematographer: Kang Seung-Ki
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Tearjerker / Prison / Father & Daughter / Law
A father (Ryoo Seung-Ryong), who is mentally handicapped, but loves his daughter very much, is falsely accused of a crime and sent to prison. Later, his daughter Ye-Seung (Park Shin-Hye, who is a law school student, works to prove his innocence. Back in 1997, Yong-Goo lives happily with his daughter Ye-Seung (Kal So-Won), even though he has the intelligence of a child. They stop by a shop everyday to look at a yellow Sailor Moon backpack that he hopes to buy his daughter. One day, they notice that the last yellow Sailor Moon backpack is being sold. Yong-Goo goes inside the store to plead his case, but the father buying the backpack ends up slapping Yong-Goo. The following day, the girl who bought the yellow Sailor Moon backpack sees Yong-Goo working in the grocery store parking lot. She tells him that she knows another store that sells the same yellow backback. Yong-Goo follows the girl to a traditional outdoor market. A short while later, the girl is laying on the ground unconscious and Yong-Goo is trying to perform CPR. A woman walks by and calls the police. Yong-Goo is accused of kidnap and murder. The father of the dead girl is also the chief of the National Police Agency. Yong-Goo is given the death penalty and incarcerated. In prison, Yong-Goo shares a jail cell with five other inmates. One day, Yong-Goo saves the life of his cellmate So Yang-Ho (Oh Dal-Su) from a rival prison gang leader. So Yang-Ho then offers to help Yong-Goo in any way he can to return the favor. Yong-Goo tells So Yang-Ho that he wants to see his daughter Ye-Seung. The five inmates then plan to make a miracle happen.
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Episodes: 12 + Special (Graduation
Nakama Yukie as Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
Matsumoto Jun as Sawada Shin
Namase Katsuhisa as Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
Utsui Ken as Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko's grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji as Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken as Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji as Tatsukawa Minoru
The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students' lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don't get them very far.
What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.
Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.
Original Title: Yeonae-ui mokjeok
Director: Jae-rim Han
Writers: Yun-hui Go, Jae-rim Han
Stars: Hae-il Park, Yeong-gi Jeong, Hye-jeong Kang
Genre: Comedy | Romance
The film centers on a dedicated student teacher named Choi Hong (Kang Hye Jeong, from Old Boy) who finds herself being propositioned by English teacher Lee Yu Rim (Park Hae Il, from My Mother, the Mermaid), a man who just so happens to be the person in charge of her class! But this is no innocent flirtation. Not one to mince words, Yu Rim simply asks the unsuspecting Choi Hong to have sex! To make matters even stranger, Yu Rim already has a long-time girlfriend. His wandering eye relates to his beliefs about true love: for him, there is no such thing. In his view, dating is meant solely for sexual gratification.
Choi Hong has a boyfriend of her own, a man she one day hopes to marry. But like Yu Rim, she harbors doubts about relationships, a feeling directly connected to some unpleasant experiences in her past. Surprisingly, Yu Rim’s methods actually seem to charm her. But as this unconventional romance takes off, will the two cynics realize what the real purpose of dating is? And what about their significant others? Or the whispers in the teachers’ lounge about their behavior? Filled with bawdy humor and fun performances, Rules of Dating is one romantic comedy that’s not afraid to break all the rules!