[article] Yonsama: JYP soap to reignite Hallyu.

The Korea Times 12/28/2010 — Kwon MeeYoo, Correspondent

Will a high school full of top K-pop singers and produced by hallyu (Korean wave) star Bae Yong-joon give a boost to the movement?

KBS’ new drama “Dream High” stars Taecyeon and Wooyoung from 2PM, Suzy from Miss A, Eun-jung from T-ara and singer IU — all first-rate young singers popular on the local entertainment scene. Kim Soo-hyun, who played the young Ko Soo in the 2009 drama “Will It Snow for Christmas?” is the only recognizable actor among the six main characters.

Holym, a television production joint-invested by Bae’s agency Keyeast and Park Jin-young’s JYP Entertainment, and CJ Media co-produced the drama and its publication rights in Japan have already been sold.

The highly-anticipated drama portrays the life of high school students of Kirin Art School, a school cultivating future artists and entertainers….

….Park Jin-young, president of JYP Entertainment, directs the music and dance while acting the role of a part-time English teacher at the school.

He produced 10 original tracks, writing six new songs.

“I am trying to make the songs and dance in the drama trendy, portraying current pop culture,” he said.

The top producer is known for his Midas touch in producing g.o.d., Rain, Wonder Girls and 2PM, but in “Dream High,” he is a rookie actor who is nervous about his debut.

“Taecyeon and Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) are my acting teachers and it was hard to accept that I fell behind the people I taught at first,” Park said….

» You can read Kwon Mee-Yoo’s article in its entirety on the Korea Times site HERE.  As we understand it, Dream High’s sixteen episodes will begin airing on January 3, Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:55 pm.

— Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on December 30, 2010.

One Response to “[article] Yonsama: JYP soap to reignite Hallyu.”

  1. I’m only watching because BYJ, otherwise I would have skipped it, so yeah BYJ makes a lot of difference


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