ONE HD May Highlights | You're Surrounded, Doctor Stranger, The Women's Room, and Roommate‏

Roommate
Premieres 20 May 2014, every Tuesday at 11.45pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Newly released in Korea in April 2014]

SYNOPSIS
Reality show featuring eleven Korean male and female celebrities living in the same house, with cameras capturing their daily interactions. Will they get along with one another? Watch ‘Roommate’ to follow the everyday life of your favourite star!

The Women’s Room
Premieres 22 May 2014, every Thursday at 10.55pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
Starting 23 May 2014, subsequent episodes air every Monday to Friday at 10.10pm
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin Dub]

SYNOPSIS
The life of Min Kyung Chae (Park Eun Hye), a successor of a five-star hotel changes when she meets Eun Hee Soo (Wang Bit Na) and becomes friends with her. Hee Soo who is jealous of Kyung Chae plots to take away everything that Kyung Chae has. Now, Kyung Chae fights back to regain what she lost – her man, family and property.


Doctor Stranger
Premieres 26 May 2014, every Monday and Tuesday at 8.55pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Newly released in Korea in April 2014]

SYNOPSIS
Doctor Stranger’ is a medical drama about a genius surgeon with a mysterious past. As a child, Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) and his father were kidnapped into North Korea and he was raised as a doctor there. After he escapes from North Korea, he starts working at the most prestigious hospital in South Korea.

Oh Soo Hyun (Kang So Ra) is the daughter of the hospital’s chief director, and she will be caught in a love triangle between Park Hoon and Han Jae Joon (Park Hae Jin), who is a Harvard-trained cardiothoracic surgeon.

Song Jae Hee (Jin Se Yeon), who doubles as Han Seung Hee, is a Chinese medicine and anaesthesia expert assigned to approach Park Hoon.

You’re Surrounded
Premieres 28 May 2014, every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.55pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Newly released in Korea in April 2014]

SYNOPSIS
Cop drama ‘You’re Surrounded’ follows the lives of four rookie detectives who are in their 20s, working in Gangnam police station. They are not very interested in their profession, but grow through their experiences together.

Eun Dae Goo (Lee Seung Gi) has a charming face, a blunt personality, plus an IQ of 150. Seo Pan Suk (Cha Seung Won) is the hot-tempered captain of the violent crime unit, who will shape the rookies. Uh Soo Sun (Go Ara) is an eager female officer who passed the civil servant exam on her fifth try.

The Strange Housekeeper
Re-runs 10 May 2014, every Saturday at 8.45pm,
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin Dub]

SYNOPSIS
Fans of the 2011 hit Japanese drama series I am Mita, Your Housekeeper has been hoping for a sequel but to no avail. However, the next best thing happened as the hugely popular series got remade in South Korea as The Strange Housekeeper!

Fittingly, the lead role has gone to Korean actress Choi Ji Woo of Winter Sonata and Stairway to Heaven-fame. She has remained very popular in Japan and continues to be known affectionately by fans as ‘Ji Woo Hime’ (Princess Ji Woo) till today. With the accomplished actress starring in a great story, The Strange Housekeeper is a show not to be missed.

The series begins when Eun Sang Chul’s (Lee Sung Jae, Stranger than Paradise) wife suddenly passes away. As the family struggles to come to terms with their loss, Eun’s relationship with his four children – eldest daughter Han Kyul, second son Doo Kyul, third son Se Kyul and youngest daughter Hye Kyul – breaks down.

Here is where Choi’s stoic and quirky character, the mysterious housekeeper Park Bok Nyuh – whose name literally translates to mean ‘woman of fortune’ – changes the equation. Rumour has it that Park will accomplish whatever is asked of her, even if it means to kill someone. With not so much as a smile, or indeed any trace of emotion, Park helps the family heal wounds and rebuild bonds. Eun’s dysfunctional family of five, who is unable to get along with each other, begins to feel love and reconciles through the housekeeper with a façade that none can see into…

The Strange Housekeeper is a drama series that explores the family and human relationships, yet with an element of mystery to make a great show to be enjoyed by all at home.

Only Because It’s You
Re-runs 19 May 2014, every Monday at 3.10pm,
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
Starting 26 May 2014, subsequent episodes air every Monday at 2.20pm
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin dub]

SYNOPSIS
Only Because It’s You is a drama series that follows the joys and sorrows of reunited high school friends Kang Jin Joo, Yang Soo Bin and Yoon Gong Ja who once bravely skipped school together in the face of impending examinations.

Fast-forward 18 years, Yoon Hae Young (Love and Ambition) plays Jin Joo who is now married to Chun Myung Han (Park Hyuk Kwon, Deep Rooted Tree), has a bright and sweet young daughter, but has to work hard alongside her husband as colleagues in the same company.

In contrast, Soo Bin, played by Yoon Ji Min (Warrior Baek Dong Soo), has married into a well-to-do family, but is in an unhappy marriage that is already on the rocks. On the other hand, Gong Ja (Fashion King) is still unable to make up her mind about love and offers much of a comic relief in the series.

Afraid to be judged by each other, the trio of friends pretend that all is well and encourage each other. But when Soo Bin’s marriage eventually heads for a divorce, envy drives her to tempt Jin Joo’s husband. Soo Bin’s ex-husband Ji Hwan, (Lee Jae Hwang, Smile, Mom), will try to foil her attempt to steal Jin Joo’s husband. Things are never the same again for the three friends…

Only Because It’s You debuted in South Korea as a successful long running morning primetime drama series. It was directed by Shin Kyung Soo who was also part of the team behind the hit drama series Deep Rooted Tree.


Cheongdam-dong Alice
Re-runs 23 May 2014, every Monday to Friday at 6.25pm
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond Ch393)
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin dub]

SERIES OVERVIEW

Starring Han Se-Keung, played by Moon Geun-young, Cheongdam-dong Alice revolves around her life of hardships which were faced with optimism driven from her very own motto – “L’effortest ma force” which means “hard work is my strength”.

As a student, Se-Keung entered many design competitions which won her several first places. In the very first episode, despite scoring badly in the interview, she gets hired at GN Fashion, an apparel company and her dream job. However, as it turns out, she was hired as the errand girl for the president’s wife, Seo Yoon-joo, also her high school classmate and rival. Yoon-joo was always number 2 in class but is now determined to make Se-Keung’s life miserable.

As she sees how Yoon-joo’s life has made a turn compared to her own, Se-Keung decides to do the exact same thing – marry a rich man. She enlists Yoon-joo’s help and embarks on the project to become a “Cheongdam-dong daughter-in-law”, an upscale, fashionable young lady who marries into the social upper crust in the small, insular, and particularly posh Cheongdam-dong. She meets Jean Thierry Cha, the youngest CEO in the luxury-brand market, who is an independent, successful but petty-minded businessman. Despite living “the life”, he harbors a dark side to him – he was determined to take on revenge to those who have hurt him. On top of that, he has a strong hatred for women whose obsession is luxury-brand products and is gold-diggers.

The title is a reference to Alice in Wonderland, of the heroine’s fish-out-of-water status in the Cheongdam-dong neighborhood as she navigates the strange new world of designer clothes, gossip and consumerism. Se-Keung agrees to a marriage, but what ensures is a warm and cheerful story of finding real happiness.