Crunchyroll Streams Brand New Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Korean Dramas: Modern Housewives and My Life's Golden Age

Leading Online Anime Distributor Launches New Korean Drama Series

San Francisco, California (May 18, 2009) – Crunchyroll, the online world's number one destination for Asian content, will complete its streaming release of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Korean drama titles with MODERN HOUSEWIVES, FOXY LADY and MY LIFE'S GOLDEN AGE (episodes 29-58 of 58) legally and for free to users. More information can be found at .

These Korean drama titles are free for all users in the U.S., Canada and U.S. provinces.

Title Synopses:
In the past, passive and obedient women were thought to be perfect wives. Nowadays, a wife must also earn a lot of money, have brains, beauty and be good at housekeeping while raising and educating children.

These social pressures are a big burden for women. MBC's drama, MODERN HOUSEWIVES, steps in and becomes that thunderous voice that says “STOP!” to all of these expectations! Otherwise relationships will eventually explode and everyone becomes unhappy.

MODERN HOUSEWIVES opens our hearts and minds to the fact that we need to stop being so greedy and selfish in our relationships with one another and do what's right to create a better place for everyone.

Men and women all have habits they can't seem to give up until the day they die.
Men have swallows sitting in their hearts. And women have fantasies about love.

So they continue to wander around confused in their search for love without having the faintest idea of who their true soul mate is. Such characters meet and quibble with one another in this drama series, each dreaming of their own fantasies. Creating mirages of their perceived realities without substance, they become heartbroken chasing after something that is not real, thinking that happiness only belongs to others.

Most people probably have experienced, at one time or another, searching for a pencil all over their house only to discover they had been holding it in their hand all the while. This drama is about the process of realizing that the pencil is within your hands. This drama wants to talk about the simple truth that both love and happiness are found right beside you, right in your heart. It wants to say that if you discard your superficial defenses, just a little, you too can become happy.

In order to bring about a hwang-geum-ki (golden period of life) in their children's lives, a remarried couple names their children uniquely: Lee Hwang, Lee Geum and Lee Ki. However, little do the parents know that there are many trials and tribulation before the golden period of their lives.

Lee Hwang (Moon So-ri) is the smart, aloof one who works at a publishing company as a designer. Her life seems very much in control, with a seemingly loving husband and an adorable daughter, but there is more than meets the eye for her married life turns out to be anything but perfect…

Lee Geum (Lee So-yeon) has two secrets: one, she's still paying the hospital bill for her birthfather-and it's putting her heavily in debt; and two, she has CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia). Regardless, she's bright and cheerful as she coaches a track team. When she fatefully meets Ko Kyung-woo (Shin Seong-rok) and becomes tangled up in a contract marriage, things start spiraling out of control…

Lee Ki (Shin Yi-han) has a set life: he finished med school and is an intern at a hospital. But in order to live his true dream, he quits and starts training to become a musical actor. As he secretly attends dance lessons while pretending to still work at the hospital, he must deal with the troubles of his sisters as well as the fact that he just may be falling in love with his sister-in-law…

A family drama about the relationship between parent and child, brothers and sisters, romance, marriage, divorce, reconciliation, dreams and hopes.

MBC (c) All rights reserved.

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