By SHARLYNE ERI
A SOUTH Korean television series was launched by the Korean ambassador to Papua New Guinea Kim Seong-Choon during the PNG-Korea dialogue forum last week.
The drama series, My Love from the Star, is being telecast for the first time on EMTV this week.
It is the first Korean series to be telecast in PNG since the countries established diplomatic ties.
Seong-Choon said the motive was to raise an appreciation of Korean culture in PNG.
He said the series would showcase modern Korea and was expected to develop discipline and character and create genuine friendship among the younger generation.
“It will promote and deepen the understanding towards Korea which would continue the fostering of people-to-people exchanges, hence strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries.”
The drama is a South Korean TV series about an alien who lands on earth and 400 years later falls in love with a top actress in the modern era. It’s a mixture of romance, comedy, drama and science fiction.
Consul Park Chun-sik of the Korean embassy in PNG said the series was expected to broaden the understanding of Papua New Guineans of cultures of other countries.
He said it would help them adapt to new changes and lifestyle and better themselves in their own communities.
The series was aired for the first time in Korea in 2013 and research showed that it was rated Korea’s favourite programme and was also proven to be successful in China, where it became the most expensive Korean drama sold.
By SHARLYNE ERI