List of North Korean television series

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of North Korean television programmes or series. For North Korean multi-part films and film series see list of North Korean films.


HD Television.svg This television-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Year Title Director Cast Genre
1977 Squirrel and Hedgehog Kim Jun-Ok (Episode 1~4), Kim Young-Cheol, Kim Gwang-Seong, Do Cheol, Oh Sin-Hyeok, Yun Young-Gil, Lee Seok-Hoon, Lee Cheol Animated series
1980[1] A New Spring in Sokgaeul[2] Drama
2000[1] Aspiration[3] Drama
Bulletproof Wall[4] Um Chang-gol Heon Sung-joon Historical drama, Psychological thriller The series is set in the 1940s Korea under Japanese occupation. Narrator often details the historical timeline, from North Korean viewpoint, compared to the one portrayed in the series. The series contains CGI animated action scenes. Cast actors of Russian origin appear in the series.[4]
Chastisement[5] Historical drama Takes place at the time of March 1st Movement[5]
2003[1] Coal Miner[6] Drama
Devote Yourself[7] Drama
It's So Funny Comedy One of the world's longest running stage-comedy variety shows ever. It has been running since the 1970s.[8]
2000[1] A Lark[9] Drama
Kye Wol Hyang[10] Historical drama Takes place during Imjin war in the 16th century[10]
Common Sense Propaganda[11] Included the five-episode series Let's trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle in 2004[12]
2000[1] Our Warm House[13] Medical drama Takes place at Pyongyang Maternity Hospital[13]
2000[1] Red Soil[14] Drama Based on life of Ri Ryong-jin[14]
2000[1] The First Chief of Oil Department[15] Drama Based on actual events[15]
2002 Don't Wake Up Mom Soap opera In three parts, about a working couple[16]
2004 Our Warm Home Drama About daily life in North Korea, in two parts[16]
2006 The Class Continues Drama About daily life in North Korea, in eight parts[16]
2009 The Spring of Life Drama About daily life in North Korea, in three parts[16]
2011 Our Women's Soccer Team Drama About daily life in North Korea, in three parts[16]
Unknown Child Broadcast Time Children's Program Compilation of North Korean cartoons.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Korea Film Coporation [sic]. Others". Korea Film Corporation. p. 1. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ri 2012, p. 172.
  3. ^ Ri 2012, p. 173.
  4. ^ a b JH Ahn (6 July 2015). "North Korea's "Bulletproof Wall" TV series oddly satisfying". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b Ri 2012, p. 179.
  6. ^ Ri 2012, p. 171.
  7. ^ Ri 2012, p. 178.
  8. ^ Herskovitz, Jon; Kim, Christine (12 April 2010). "There's Little Funny About North Korea's Comedy Show". ABC News. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010.
  9. ^ Ri 2012, p. 174.
  10. ^ a b Ri 2012, p. 177.
  11. ^ BBC Monitoring (8 January 2005). "N Korea wages war on long hair". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  12. ^ McCurry, Justin (12 January 2005). "Get a socialist haircut, North Korea tells men". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  13. ^ a b Ri 2012, p. 170.
  14. ^ a b Ri 2012, p. 175.
  15. ^ a b Ri 2012, p. 176.
  16. ^ a b c d e Understanding North Korea: Totalitarian dictatorship, Highly centralized economies, Grand Socialist Family. Seoul: Institute for Unification Education, Ministry of Unification. 2015. p. 333. GGKEY:Q35FXTAE44S.
  17. ^ "KCTV Video Archive". KCNA Watch. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

Works cited[edit]

  • Ri, Ok Gyong (15 September 2012). Hong Chan Su; Ri Un Gyong (eds.). Korean film: Feature Film, TV Drama, Documentary, Science Film, Children's Film / 조선 영화: 예술, 텔레비죤극, 기록, 과학, 아동 (in English and Korean). Translated by Ro Yong Chol; Jang Hyang Gi; Yang Sung Mi. Pyongyang: Korea Film Export & Import Corporation. OCLC 857899124.