ONE HD April Highlights | 3 Days, Goddess of Marriage & Running Man: Movie Edition‏

Goddess of Marriage
Premieres 16 April 2014, every Monday to Thursday at 7.40pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin dub in selected territories]

A drama about four women in different stages of marriage with different values ​​and philosophies of love and conflicts finding the true meaning and the importance of marriage through the story.

Song Ji Hye (Nam Sang Mi), an assertive radio writer, dreams of an ideal love but finds herself embroiled in a love triangle between two good men, architect Kim Hyun Woo (Lee Sang Woo) and prosecutor Kang Tae Wook (Kim Ji Hoon). Hong Hye Jung (Lee Tae Ran) is a mother of two who used to work as a television announcer and is married to Tae Wook’s older brother (Kim Jung Tae) and must always maintain the refined appearances expected of a Cheongdam-dong daughter-in-law. Song Ji Sun (Jo Min Soo) is Ji Hye's older sister and is a supermom to three kids who rules over her meek husband (Kwon Hae Hyo). Kwon Eun Hee (Jang Young Nam) also is a wife and mother who suddenly discovers that her husband (Jang Hyun Sung) is cheating on her. How will these women behave in their respective predicaments?

3 Days
Premieres 2 April 2014, every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.55pm,
First & Exclusive on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Newly released in Korea in March 2014]
Dressed for the funeral, Tae-gyeong looks into the photo of his dead father, Jun-seok. His father had passed away after being in a car accident during his holiday a week ago. Out of the blue, Bo-won, a police officer visits him. She asks him why his father had gone to such a faraway place and if he had seemed nervous lately. When Tae-gyeong asks her why she is asking such questions when she isn’t even in charge of the case, Bo-won’s answer is rather surprising. She tells him that the yellow envelope in his car had disappeared. She tells Tae-gyeong to call her before leaving the funeral if he remembers anything about his father. Tae-gyeong had been too devastated with the news of his father’s death that he didn’t have a chance to think of why his father had made the trip. After leaving his father’s cremated remains at the charnel house, Tae-gyeong’s suspicions become clearer on his way home. He discovers a computer file that was executed just a few hours prior. The man in question is Dae-ho Yang, a former colonel of the army. Although he had never met Mr. Yang before, Tae-gyeong is sure that he knows why his father had to die. He must find Mr. Yang right now!

Cheongsudae, the official summer home of the president is awaiting the president’s visit. The president will be visiting Cheongsudae on his official holiday of four days and three nights.

Dong-hwi, a young and confident expert on the economy was elected as president with an approval rate of seventy percent. But after just a year in office, his approval rating dropped to less than twenty percent. At an event he participated in to attend to the public, he was embarrassed when eggs were thrown at him. Cornered and flustered, the president has decided to take an official leave for four days. His security team and Dong-hwi arrive at the main building of the summer home. When the head of security gives the sign, the security team closes the door to the building. It’s then that the president asks the head of security in a low voice, “Is it going as planned?” The answer is firm, “Must you do this?” The president looks at the chief of security motionlessly. “Just do as I say for the next three days.” As Dong-hwi sinks deeper into his chair, everyone could tell that his life-long determination was reflected in the look of his eyes.

That night, the security guards start to message each other through the wireless at the main command post. Instantly, Cheongsudae is covered in darkness. The security camera goes out of order and the wireless radio stops working. Bang, bang! The sound of gunshots resonates throughout the summer home. And once more, bang! A final shot is fired north of Cheongsudae. The place that was shot at was the fishing grounds where the president had retired to. All of the security guards who were with the president are dead. Two shots had killed two men by with each bullet hitting the forehead. But there were three shots fired but only two bodies. One body is missing. The president’s body had disappeared.

During Tae-gyeong’s visit to Dae-ho, he became spotted as a murderer of Dae-ho and also as a part of the team who had attempted to assassinate the president. Tae-gyeong’s insecurity stemming from his father’s funeral starts to grow. Something has gone wrong. Someone is fabricating the case. Will Tae-gyeong be able to prove his innocence by finding the president?

King of Ambition
Rerun 17 April 2014, every Monday to Friday at 6.25pm,
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin dub in selected territories]

There is nothing like love and ambition to drive someone to great things. Yet the same forces push others to unscrupulous means, betrayal and to let their loved ones down.

King of Ambition follows the life of Joo Da Hae (Soo Ae, Athena: Goddess of War), who is born into poverty but refuses to let that keep her down. Ha Ryu (Kwon Sang Woo, Big Thing) who is madly in love with Da Hae, is a hopeless romantic. He is willing to give up everything for her and sacrifices all for her including working as a gigolo at a nightclub to raise school fees for the young Da Hae. However, driven by her immense ambition, Da Hae is determined to let nothing stand in the way of her becoming the First Lady of South Korea. And from that, comes the dramatic tale of betrayal and revenge…

Helmed by Jo Young-kwang (49 Days) and writer Lee Hee-myung (Rooftop Prince), King of Ambition is inspired from the 21-part ‘manhwa’ (comic series) "Dae Mul" by Park In-kwon (‘War of Money’), which also served as the source of inspiration of the multi award winning Korean drama series, Big Thing.

The new series is led by critically acclaimed cast members Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae. Kwon was also the star of Big Thing, for which he won the ‘Top Excellence Award, Special Drama, Actor’ and ‘Top Ten Stars Award’ at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards. In support of Kwon’s role in King of Ambition, his wife Son Tae Young even appears in a fun cameo that sees her mock Kwon’s Ha Ryu when he entertains guests at the nightclub.

Soo Ae won the 2011 SBS Drama Awards’ ‘Top Ten Stars Award’ and ‘Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Actress’ for her performance in romance drama series A Thousand Days' Promise. Challenged by the need to play someone ‘fallen into the swamp of ambition’ and unable to curb her thirst for more power in King of Ambition, Soo Ae also has to cope with the pressure of playing a very young First Lady, which has never been portrayed on TV before.

In King of Ambition, fans of TVXQ will enjoy the latest TV role taken by ‘U-Know’ Jung Yunho, the lead member of the popular K-pop male idol group. The singer-actor plays the hockey-playing rich boy Baek Do Hoon, who grows up in a sheltered life under the care of his father, the president of a large conglomerate, and his much older sister. After meeting and falling for Da Hae, he begins to drown in jealousy and lust.

As fatal love and unstoppable ambition collide to push the ill-fated characters through their rise and fall, expect a compelling tale of betrayal and vengeance, coupled with a worthy cast, to make for great drama in King of Ambition on ONE.

My Love From The Star
Marathon Rerun 4 & 5 April 2014, Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm,
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)

My Love from the Star is a romantic comedy about an alien humanoid falling in love with a top Hallyu actress.

Kim Soo Hyun (The Thieves) plays Do Min Joon, an extraterrestrial who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near perfect human appearance and enhanced physical abilities.

While he holds a cynical view towards human beings, he ends up falling in love with the lonely but top actress Cheon Song Yi played by Jun Ji Hyun (My Sassy Girl) in the modern era.

The drama series brings Jun and Kim back together for their second collaboration after the starred in the movie, The Thieves.

The Inheritors
Rerun 27 April 2014, every Sunday at 8.45pm,
on ONE HD (Astro B.yond ch393)
[Available in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin dub in selected territories]

A trendy romantic drama following the friendships, rivalries and love lives of a group of extremely wealthy and privileged high school students being groomed to take on their families’ business empires, The Inheritors stars Lee Min Ho (City Hunter) as Kim Tan, an arrogant and self-centred heir to the Empire Group.

Sent to study in the US, Kim Tan is in reality forced into exile as his capable and accomplished elder half-brother Kim Won (Choi Jin Hyuk, My Daughter the Flower) takes over the family business back in South Korea.

While in the US, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye, You’re Beautiful) by chance as she arrives in search of her elder sister. He falls for Cha without realizing she is actually the daughter of his family’s housekeeper. The complete opposite to Kim, the down-to-earth and ordinary Cha works part-time jobs to help out her family.

Things get complicated when Kim’s fiancée Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji Won, To the Beautiful You), heiress to fashion label RS International, arrives to take him home. Yoo’s stepbrother Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin, A Gentleman’s Dignity), heir to the Zeus Hotel Group and a school bully, also falls for Cha…

Making up the rest of a truly stellar cast are K-pop girl group f(x)’s Krystal Jung as Lee Bo Na, the daughter of Mega Entertainment’s CEO and Kim Tan’s ex-girlfriend; Kang Min Hyuk of rock band CN Blue plays Cha’s best friend Yoon Chang Young; and K-pop male group ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik is in the role of Jo Myung Soo, the lazy son of the CEO of top law firm Victory.
Part of The Inheritors was shot on location in California, United States, including at an almond farm with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, as well as in various parts of Los Angeles including the beaches of Malibu. The 20-part series is currently enjoying a steady gain in viewership as the sixth episode rated among the top six shows nationwide in Korea.

The star-studded series is written by Kim Eun Sook who has delivered hits such as Lovers in Paris and Secret Garden, and directed by Kang Shin Hyo, who was behind Midasand Tazza. Having always admired the works of star writer Kim, Lee Min Ho’s first collaboration with her in The Inheritors counts as a “wish fulfilled” for him. Similarly, Lee’s co-stars Park Shin Hye and Choi Jin Hyuk also expressed excitement at being able to work with the acclaimed screenwriter.

Running Man: Movie Edition
Airing 12 April 2014 on ONE HD (Astro B.yond Ch393)
Airing Saturday at 11:15pm

“Running Man” is a South Korean variety and game show that first aired on July 11, 2010, with each episode featuring the MCs and guests completing missions and trying to win races at a Korean landmark location. The show has since shifted to focus more on games that are common in variety and reality shows. The main MC of the show is Yoo Jae Suk, who left the show “Family Outing” in February 2010. Other MCs and show regulars include Gary, Haha, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Lee Kwang Soo and Song Ji Hyo.