Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Meokbang Trend Rising... Still

People love watching other people eat

Korea’s Ever-diversifying World of Reality TV

New shows push the boundaries of the reality genre With everything from travel shows set in the jungle to a cooking program that solely focuses on the art of making side dishes, TV shows are constantly thinking outside the box to stand out…

Streaming Disruption

Netflix makes waves in the Korean entertainment industry It’s hard to deny that Netflix has revolutionized the way we consume media, and the deep-pocketed streaming service provider is giving conventional broadcasters here in Korea a run…
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Can You Fall in Love with a Robot?

Dramas examine what it means to be human
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Not So Foreign Anymore

Hit TV programs show Koreans are actively seeking cross-cultural friendships
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Animals on Screen

TV pet shows help us understand the world from a non-human perspective
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The Return of Reality Dating Shows

Does ‘Heart Signal’ mark the start of a dating show revival?
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New Trend: Celebrities’ Families

Family variety shows get ratings, but depictions of the lifestyles of the rich and famous may be depressing viewers
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Youn’s Kitchen: Where Your Dreams Come True

Producer Na Young-seok conjures another hit with a dose of vicarious satisfaction