Hello Franceska

If the Korean sitcom Hello Franceska could be considered Korea’s belated answer to The Addams Family, then I suppose Franceska (played by one of the Korean screen’s great beauties, Shim Hye-jin) would be comparable to Morticia. The show ran on Seoul’s MBC network from 2005-2006 and co-starred Jung Ryeo-won as Franceska’s “daughter,” Elizabeth. The story centered around a group of vampires, headed by Franceska, who boarded the wrong ship and accidentally ended up in South Korea, where they attempted to pose as a normal family and adapt to normal lives in modern-day Seoul until their vampire leader found them and returned them to Romania, or so they hoped.

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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.

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