KBS “Worlds Within” Similar to SBS “On Air”

October 27, 2008 at 10:22 am | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
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Whenever a series with a similar theme to a previous hit comes out, it is almost certain to get severely criticized.

KBS’ “Worlds Within,” a new drama that bears striking similarities to SBS’ “On Air,” will face judgment tonight when it airs its first episode.

Like “On Air,” this star-studded series tracks the drama production process. But unlike its predecessor – which revolved around a manager, an actress, a scriptwriter and a producer – “Worlds Within” focuses on the relationship between two program directors, played by celebrities Song Hye-kyo and Hyun Bin.

Through Song and Hyun’s characters, viewers will get an inside look into the world of television, with a bit of romance on the side.

But will it be compelling enough to nab the same high ratings as “On Air”?

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“Worlds Within,” Two New Teaser Posters

October 24, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
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Actress Song Hye-kyo makes her comeback with a new soap opera titled “Worlds Within” four years after her last drama “Full House” in 2004.

“When I first read the synopsis I found it very interesting. As I respect and strongly believe in director Pyo Min-soo and swriter Noh Hee-kyung, there was no reason to refuse,” Song said. Departing from her previous feminine image, she takes the role of Joo Jun-young, a promising rookie TV producer, who exudes tomboyish charm.

“I tried to look like a real TV producer, as natural as possible while avoiding looking dirty or unkempt. Of the characters that I have played, this is the most realistic.”

“I felt physically exhausted shooting this drama since I had got used to movie production through three films in four years. Shooting a drama requires quick responses, so I had a hard time at the beginning. But whenever I was at a loss, director Pyo guided me immediately, so I was able to adapt to the new environment soon.”

“Worlds Within,” about the hectic lives of a drama production team, starts on KBS 2 next Monday.

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Song Hyekyo & Hyun Bin, “Worlds Within” Producers

October 12, 2008 at 10:36 am | Posted in Stars, Television | 3 Comments
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Actress Song Hye-kyo will return to the small screen as an up and coming producer in KBS’ new drama “Worlds Within” produced by Pyo Min-su and written by Noh Hee-kyeong.

“When I finished filming `Full House’ with producer Pyo four years ago, we promised to work together with writer Noh. I was their fan and so I had no reason to say no,” Song said during an interview with Yonhap News Agency.

“Worlds Within” depicts the story of producers who work in a broadcast company. Her costar Hyun Bin will also appear as a fellow producer. The drama brings the two actors together as fellow students, colleagues and eventually, lovers.

“I liked that it wasn’t a Cinderella story many people dream about. It’s different from previous melodramas. Scenes that may really happen in our daily lives happen in the drama,” she said.

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13th PIFF will close with Song Hyekyo’s 1st Hollywood film

September 26, 2008 at 11:22 am | Posted in Events, Movies | Leave a comment
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The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has selected “The Gift to Stalin” as its opening film. In a press conference held Tuesday morning in Busan Grand Hotel, the PIFF organizing committee announced its opening and closing films, and reported that 315 films from some 60 countries have been invited to the festival.

Projected to be the largest PIFF ever, this year’s festival will also feature 85 world premiers. The list of invitees includes world-renowned filmmakers, actors, and actresses including Kazakh director Rustem Abdrashev whose work was selected as the opening film, Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, and Danish-French actress Anna Karina.

This year’s festival will close with South Korean director Yoon Jong-chan’s “I Am Happy,” about the relationship between a psychiatric patient and a nurse. The patient is played by Korea’s hottest heartthrob Hyun Bin and the nurse by beautiful Lee Bo-young. Also Korea’s top film star Song Hye-gyo’s first Hollywood film “Make Yourself at Home” will be presented at the 13th PIFF. Originally known as “Fetish,” the newly titled psychological thriller is about a Korean-American, who marries Suk-hee (played by Song), a strange yet beautiful shaman priestess.

The festival will run from October 2nd through 10th in the Nampo-dong neighborhood in the southern port city of Busan.

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Another “Worlds Within” Poster Revealed to Public

September 23, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Television | 4 Comments
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Hyun Bin and Son Hyekyo looking mighty comfortable in the promo poster for their upcoming drama, Worlds Within.

Hyun Bin and Song Hyekyo looking mighty comfortable in the promo poster for their upcoming drama, "Worlds Within."

Another promo poster was released for Hyun Bin and Song Hyekyo’s drama on KBS 2TV, “Worlds Within.” It will be first broadcast on October 27.

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“Worlds Within” Poster Revealed to Public for the First Time

September 21, 2008 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
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What are your expectations for the new drama "Worlds Within?"

KBS 2TV’s “Worlds Within” starring Song Hyekyo and Hyun Bin has released its first poster to the public after shooting some scenes in Singapore. The drama will also include actors Uhm Ki Joon, Daniel Choi, Seo Hyo Rim, Lee Da In, Bae Woo, Bae Jong Ok, and Yoon Yeo Jung.

“Worlds Within” will be broadcast on KBS 2TV starting October 27 and is currently shooting.

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