Post by JP Paulus on Sept 30, 2007 10:45:56 GMT -5
Well, i think that's great....Dae Jang Geum i think definitely appeals to a conservative audience (hope i don't spoil it by saying that you don't even see an on air kiss!), and i am glad Iranians are getting a chance to enjoy it!
Also -- if there are any Iranian tourists, they can help keep the Dae Jang Geum theme park in operation for a few more years!
Don't worry about the DJG theme park closing. With so many countries to conquer( including European, South American and African countries, the theme park will go a long way before closing.
By the way, Doordarshan TV, the only public station in India, started broadcasting DJG on September 24. It is only the second Korean drama broadcast in India, after "the Emperor of the Sea," which started in July this year.
Whoa! I feel proud to be a Korean I'm buying drinks!
Just like on the dramas! ;D
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Speaking of Iran, did you guys know that probably the widest street in Seoul (and Korea) is named after Tehran?
It seems that 30 years ago(1977) Seoul and Tehran made a sister-city agreement, deciding to rename a street of each capital after the name of the other capital.
Seoul renamed a street in Kangnam (south of Han River) area after Tehran. Since that time Kangnam has developed into Korea's most prosperous area and Tehran Street has become the center of financial and business district, lined with tall skyscrapers.
The MBC news showed in its feature story on "Daejanggeum in Iran" some scenes of Seoul Street in Tehran. Seoul Street was a lot more modest but still beautiful, located in an important area. In 2002 Tehran built a park named "Korea Park" near the street.
The final episode of DJG was broadcast on Nov 9 in Iran. The rating was 86%, meaning practically the whole Iranian nation saw it.
After that IRIB, the Iranian National Broadcasting Company. has broadcast several special programs on DJG including interviews with Lee Young-ae and Ji Jin-hee. During the past year Iranians have been mesmerized by ancient Korean culture, and are asking for more Korean dramas.
In addition to Emperor of the Sea, which has been being broadcast since August by another station, IRIB is most likely to broadcast Sangdo (which I personally think is the greatest Korean historical drama ever.) Lucky Iranians: they get to see this marvelous drama even before the Americans.