January 17, 2014

New Drama 2014 “My From The Stars” of plagiarism by Popular cartoonist

“Man from the Stars” Episode 10 Preview
Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun)

“Man from the Stars” Accused of Plagiarism by Popular Cartoonist

Lee Hwi Kyung (Park Hae Jin) tightens the security around Chun Song Yi‘s (Jun Ji Hyun) house for her safety, and feels secure when Chun Yoon Jae (Ahn Jae Hyun) offers to stay at Song Yi’s house for a while. Chun Song Yi asks Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) to go with her to her agency after receiving the bill for the penalty for breach of contract. Meanwhile, Chun Song Yi orders Chun Yoon Jae to bring over to Do Min Joon’s house the radish kimchee her mother brought since neighbors should share.

Kang Kyung Ok’s “Seolhee” is set during the war and is about a normal girl becoming an heiress to a vast amount of fortune. The story involves a plot surrounding fortune, the unsolvable secret of Alyssa, and the connection of her previous life she sees in her dreams. It is a piece that combines many genres including fantasy, science-fiction, and romance.

According to Kang Kyung Ok’s explanation, “Seolhee” is an event that took place 400 years ago during the time of Prince Gwanghae of the Joseon Dynasty. The main character is treated by aliens to maintain a young image forever. She lives over 400 years, and returns to Korea to reunite with a person who looks exactly like someone who helped her during her childhood.

In connection to this, Kim Kyun Ok wrote, “Anyone can make references to the same time period, but the story of a person who does not grow old for 400 years living in modern times and dealing with his fate is much too similar to my ‘Seolhee.’”

She added, “The reference to a UFO from 400 years ago have been used in other pieces like ‘The Joseon X-Files,’ and I think it could be interpreted in different ways since it is a true story. However, the setting in the drama is very similar with the exception that the male and female characters have been switched. There are only minor differences in the order of how things are revealed throughout the story.”

She also claimed, “’Seolhee’ is currently an on-going series; I feel uncomfortable about what the viewers think about this issue. I’ve received inquires about making the piece into a drama before, but it was postponed to a later time because it is incomplete.”

The second OST from the drama, and the first OST was Lyn‘s “My Destiny” which was well received by the fans. The drama “Man from the Stars” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 PM KST on SBS

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