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<China> Three Kingdoms (三國 Three Kingdoms)
Three Kingdoms ©Communication University of China TV Production Center, Beijing Orient Henghe Film & Video Culture Co., Ltd
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Anhui Television/Jiangsu Television/
Chongqing Television/Tianjin Television
Communication University of China
TV Production Center
Beijing Orient Henghe Film
& Video Culture Co., Ltd.
May 2 - June 18, 2010
45 min×95 episodes

YANG Xiaoming
LI Mei
LI Ming
GAO Xixi
ZHU Sujin
Cast
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CHEN Jianbin(Cao Cao)
LU Yi(ZHUGE Liang)
YU Hewei(LIU Bei)
NI Dahong(SIMA Yi)
YU Rongguang(GUAN Yu)
KANG Kai(ZHANG Fei)
Peter HO(LÜ Bu)
CHEN Hao(DIAO Chan)
Ruby Lin(SONG Xiaomei)
Awards :

17th Shanghai TV Festival (2011) Magnolia Awards (TV Series) : Silver Award
Seoul International Drama Awards 2011 : Grand Prize / Best Actor (CHEN Jianbin)
Asia Rainbow TV Awards (2011, Hong Kong) : Jury Grand Prize(Television Drama Program) / Best Actor /
Best Action Director (LIN Feng)
and many other awards

Outline :
As soon as the broadcast started in China, this epic TV serial, “Three Kingdoms”, dominated the rating rankings. This is a huge piece which took four years just to complete the screenplay, then a further two years for filming and editing. The total production cost is the highest for a historical drama in China, at a staggering 2.5 billion yen. With more than 150,000 extras, and special effects by staff from "The Lord of the Rings", historic and epic battles such as "Battle of Red Cliff" and "Battle of Guandu" are depicted in extraordinary images. It is also an ideological drama that echoes modern politics, as it preaches the importance of magnanimity, faithfulness and honor, and winning people’s hearts. The drama comprises 95 episodes, based on a novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” with newly interpreted screenplay which includes an objective viewpoint according to historical evidence. Starting with Cao Cao's assassination attempt of Dong Zhuo, the following 80 years, until the Sima family establishes the Jin dynasty, is intensely portrayed. Directed by Gao Xixi of “The Bund”, who has won many awards for his dramas since his debut in 1994. He directed all 95 episodes by himself. Music is by Zhao Jiping of “Yellow Land”, “Red Sorghum” and “Farewell To My Concubine”.Cao Cao is played by Chen Jianbin of ”24 City” and “Confucious”. Zhuge Liang is played by Lu Yi of “Jasmine Women” and “Seven Swords”. Sima Yi is played by Ni Dahong of “Curse of the Golden Flower”. Guan Yu is played by Yu Rongguang of “The Storm Riders” and “The Karate Kid”, and Lü Bu is played by Peter Ho of “T.R.Y.” and “Shanghai Typhoon”, bringing together powerhouse performers.

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(Published by SPO INC., Wako Co., Ltd., Fuji Television Network, Inc., distributed by SPO INC.)
<Korea> Dream High (Dream High (드림하이))
Dream High Licensed by KBS Media Ltd.©2011 KBS. All rights reserved.
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KBS 2
Holym (Key East, JYPE),
CJ Media
January 3 - February 28, 2011
70 min×16 episodes

Bae Yong Joon,
J. Y. Park
Lee Eung Bok
Kim Sung Yoon
Park Hye Ryun
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Bae Suzy
(missA)(Go Hye Mi)
Kim Soo Hyun
(Song Sam Dong)
Ok Taec Yeon
(2pm)(Jin Gook)
Ham Eun Jung
(T-ARA) (Yoon Baek Hee)
Jang Woo-Young
(2PM) (Jason)
IU (Kim Pil Sook)
Uhm Ki Joon
(Kang Oh Hyuk)
Lee Yoon Ji
(Shi Kyung Jin)
J.Y. Park
(Yang Jin Man)
Bae Yong Joon
(Special Appearance)
(Jung Ha Myung)
Awards :

Seoul International Drama Awards 2011 : Finalist (Mini-Series)
SKY PerfecTV! Award 2011 (Japan) : Grand Prize / Genre Award (Korean & Chinese Drama)
Korea Drama Awards 2011 : Best Male Newcomer / Popularity Award

Outline :
The hottest drama, broadcast on KBS on January 2011! Set at Kirin Art High School, a specialist performing arts school where global superstar hopefuls gather. These youngsters develop friendships and romances despite their setbacks and struggles in this compelling story.
Packed full of must-see scenes, such as the gorgeous music and dance performed by real K-POP idols and Ok Taec Yeon of 2 PM, Bae Suzy of missA and a new and promising star, Kim Soo Hyun, artists in the spotlights are in the cast.
Co-produced by Bae Yong Joon, who also appeared in the drama and the dream story of K-POP idols racing to the top to become global stars, giving a sense of reality beyond a drama!

Go Hye Mi (Bae Suzy) is a child genius who has never been less than No. 1 in anything she has done, such as studying, singing and playing the piano. Her dream has been to become a classical soprano singer, but her father's business failed and she has been chased by debt collectors since then. Strongly urged by the debt collectors to become a pop singer so that she can repay the debt, Hye Mi auditions for Kirin Art high School with some friends, but fails the audition. In the meantime, Oh Hyuk, rated the worst teacher at Kirin, is faced with dismissal but the President, Jung Ha Myung (Bae Yong Joon), saves him in return for bringing three special acceptance students before the entrance ceremony.
As a result of Oh Hyuk's effort, three special acceptance students join the school. One of them is Hye Mi, who aims to make a debut in order to repay the debt. Another is a country boy, Sam Dong, wanting to become a singer to be noticed by Hye Mi, with whom he has fallen in love. Then there is Gook who is absorbed in dancing in the hope that it will heal the scar of having been raised without love of his parents.
Fierce competition for survival is about to start amongst the youngsters, each of whom has their own dream.

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<Thailand> Wanida (Original Title : Wanida)
Wanida
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Channel 3
Lakorn Thai
August 23 - October 12, 2010
90 min ×16 episodes

Hatairat Amatavanich 
Yuthtana Lopanpaibul
Panathee
Wannasiri
Cast
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Jesdaporn Pholdee
(Major Prajak Mahasak)
Taksaorn Paksukcharern
(Wanida)
Sorawit Suboon
(Prajuab)
Rinlanee Sripen
(Pitsamai)
Awards :

The 25th TV Gold Awards : Best Lakorn / Best Leading Actor / Best Supporting Actress / Best Artistic Direction
Nataraja Awards 2011 : Best Visuals / Best Costume Design

Outline :
“Major Prajak Mahasak” is a handsome young cavalry officer known for his horse-whispering capabilities.“Wanida Wongwiboon” is a naughty young woman.

Prajak’s friend, “Montree”, immediately falls for Wainida the first time he sees her when he meets Dao, Wanida’s father, at a sports club. Dao is a powerful creditor to many cavalry officers and he tries to find a good suitor for his beloved daughter. Dao is eyeing “Prajuab Mahasak” who is the brother of Prajak. Prajuab is told to marry Wanida in order to repay the debt that he owes to Dao. Prajuab refuses to do so, as he wishes to marry his girlfriend, “Pranee”. The situation upsets “Nom” who is Prajak and Prajuab’s mother. Dao tells Nom that if Prajuab does not marry his daughter, Prajak will have to do so instead in order to repay the debt or he will sue the Mahasak family – an act that will surely tarnish the family’s good reputation. Prajak refuses the marriage proposal at first, as he loves his girlfriend dearly. However, Prajak feels obliged to salvage his family’s reputation so he accepts the offer on condition that he gets a divorce as soon as his brother is able to find the money to repay the debt.

After marriage, both Prajak and Wadina feel awkward to live together. Wanida has to be strong and confront with his mother and his girlfriend who dislikes her and keeps insulting her. One day, Wanida learns about the past of Lady Montha, her grandmother. She is told that Lady Montha was set up that she committed adultery and was chased out of Mahasak family. Therefore, Wanida intends to find out the truth about this to prove that her grandmother was innocent.
"Wanida" is a story telling about one woman’s patience, goodness and her great love.