01/05 [news] Kim Hyun Joong’s documentary series will probably be following Bae Yong Joon’s documentary?

[Newsen Reporter Park Cheong Hyun] pch46@newsen.com
Korean to English translation by Suehan / Suehan’s BYJ Blog


Bae Yong Joon’s documentary is a service for the Hallyu fans.

On January 5th, Bae Yong Joon’s documentary, which became a hot topic, was presented for the first time at the press conference of MBC LIFE’s “Bae Yong Joon’s travel documentary – A Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty”. This documentary was produced with a total of 8 episodes and is based on the travel book Bae Yong Joon wrote which has the same title. They say that it follows the Bae Yong Joon’s traces.

Someone associated with Keyeast said, “After Bae Yong Joon’s travel book was released, we’ve gotten numerous requests from overseas fans desiring detailed explanation. In the past, Hallyu fans’ journey in Korea was limited to some famous tourists spots. We made this documentary as a service to the fans.”

In this documentary, they kindly worked on the images for the tourists with the Korean culture. He said that they planned to expand if they get good responses. The other associate said, “It will be beautiful if someone like Kim Hyun Joong also introduces Korea. We would like to produce it if the opportunity is given.”

This documentary will be a supplementary material for the travel book that Bae Yong Joon released in 2009. Those of which weren’t included in the book were added and it became a documentary which will help fans and tourists follow Bae Yong Joon’s steps. This is a big expansion of service area for Hallyu and his fans.

The time is past for just watching the Hallyu. Hallyu fans show their interests in Korea. It seems that a book or production of a documentary will satisfy their demands and become another Hallyu method in the future. This might be the reason that Hallyu star’s documentary series can be continued.

“A Journey in Search of Korean’s Beauty” is programmed as a Life special which is MBC LIFE’s new year special program. For 8 weeks starting on January 8th, they will deliver memoirs that Bae Yong Joon experienced while traveling from coast to coast in Korea, from Gangwon, Gyeongsang, Choongcheong, Jeolla, Gyeonggi, to Seoul. The viewers will vividly see them every Saturday at 11:00 pm.

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