It is really a breakthrough that KPOP and the well known anime trademark COSPLAY, meet together and combine in one big event. Kfest Manila Events management brought this as their first event of the year and as usual, it turned out as a success. Several cosplayers of k-pop groups, artists, and even characters from K dramas appeared on the event. Just like this boy who cosplayed the famous Kim Tak Goo from the drama Baker King. (more…)
There was a rumor that the actress Lee Dahae (East of Eden) and actor/singer Micky Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) will be together in a new drama. Well folks, the rumor was right. They are confirmed casts of the upcoming MBC drama ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley‘. The thing that interests netizens is the fact that it is not the oh-so cliche love story. But it is more serious and is inspired by a national scandal that shook the media in 2007: it is the infamous ‘Shin Jeong Ah’ a university professor and art curator at Dongguk University, who forged her credentials to get hired, and then embezzled funds from the art gallery’s corporate sponsorships. She got hired in 2005 under the belief that she had earned a BFA and MBA from the University of Kansas and a PhD from Yale, when in fact she was only a high school graduate. Her boyfriend Byeon Yang-kyoon, 19 years her senior, was a presidential secretary at the time, and helped her forge the paperwork and get hired.
The drama isn’t a direct true crime story, but apparently is inspired by the scandal. How closely it resembles Shin Jeong-ah’s story remains to be seen, but so far it’s a good hint as to where the main character, played by Lee Da-hae, will go. Her character loses her family when she’s young, and gets adopted into an unhappy home, which is just the beginning of her unfortunate destiny. It probably speaks to the character’s motivation for the ensuing schemes. Meanwhile, actress Kang Hye Jung will also be making her return to dramas as the main character of “Goodbye Miss Ripley”. This will be her first time appearing in a drama since 2007’s “Flowers For My Life“ along with Kim Sung Woo (IRIS, Athena).
I wonder how Micky Yoochun fit into all this drama. You see, he is the goody-good romantic boy in his last drama and now he starts to be an influential boyfriend who helps her girlfriend do the crime thing. But who knows? Maybe his character is the other way around. Maybe he will still be the goody-good, less romantic and more righteousness man. Right?
Well, let’s find what what will happen in the drama which premieres on MBC this May 2011.
Previously in their official Twitter account, SM Entertainment tweeted that they will be making a Korean Ver. remake of the hit asian drama Hana Kimi which originated as a Japanese Manga and was first made into drama in Taiwan then followed by Japan. (more…)
The phenomenon that started from the Baek Seung Jo and Oh Ha Ni‘s cute romantic love story that has finished in the drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’ and came up with a special edition that were posted on YouTube, finally bids a goodbye with its last episode posted online.
To all SeungNi or HaJo (or whatever couple name you call them) shippers, don’t be too upset and anxious for the last episode! The official YouTube channel will still be posting special behind the scenes clips and more goodies for the upcoming days!
For now, just enjoy while it last:
BEAST’s member Yoon Doojoon turning into a perverted solider is quickly becoming a issue among the viewers.
On the new MBC daily sitcom ‘All My Love’ broadcasted on the 11th, Yoon
Doojoon appeared as the soldier who gets mistaken as a pervert.
Yoon Doojoon’s character leaves the military without any concern from his
family, and when he picks up a coin dropped underneath a female’s skirt, he starts to get misunderstood by the people, and when he is observed sleeping only in his underwear, he gets arrested and only gets out of jail with his mother’s help.
Meanwhile, netizens who saw Yoon Doojoon’s acting stated, “Here is to a birth of a new acting-idol”, “He digested the role of the perverted solider so perfectly”, “I anticipate his future acting”, and “I didn’t know he had this type of talent.”
So don’t get too surprise if one time you see BEAST’s Yoon DoJoon acting in a drama someday!
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Viewers found themselves impressed with Jo Kwon and Gain’s comical performances on MBC’s new sitcom, “All My Love” where the virtual couple plays brother and sister
Shortly after the ending of the first episode viewers flocked to the online boards, expressing their thoughts on their performances writing comments like“Jo Kwon and Ga-Ins characters are daebak. It looks like everyday will become fun.”
“Considering it’s their first performance, both of them are really natural.”
“Ga-In is very charming and Jo Kwon is cute! Their performances match that of actual siblings very well.”
In the sitcom Ga-In plays a poor college student who lives off selling counterfeit shoes to her friends who she also lies to about studying abroad in order to hide the fact she’s penniless and had to drop out from school.
Ga-In’s character who is concerned with her small eyes saves her money getting a part job in order to get double eye lid surgery which her brother (Jo Kwon) steals some of the money and spends it all at a club.
In the end the show not only was able to receive praise from viewers but it debuted with a steady 8.5% rating viewership
If you enjoy watching the Adam Couple on WGM than you’ll LOVE the show check out the episode after the cut (more…)
Despite never obtaining golden ratings, the final episode of Sungkyunkwan Scandal ended with a 12.8% rating on Tuesday
Premiering on August 30th Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘s viewership started off slow with a 6.3%. rating but it wasn’t until later that it was able to achieve double rating numbers with its highest point being Episode 16, that achieved a 14.3 rating.
Despite the ratings the drama proved to be a hit with fans who have been begging for another season and its OST has managed sell over 100,000 copies.
The next drama on KBS2 lineup to take over Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘s time slot will be Mary Stayed Out All Night that will premiere next week on November 8th.
Even though its been a good week now since My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho ended i’m sure many of you were able to enjoy the love story and beauty the show offered BUT i know there are many that probably don’t know where to watch or download the episodes and after our popular post on Playful Kiss here’s one for My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho! (more…)
Well they sure don’t waste anytime!
Korea’s king of pop Rain recently returned to the small screen in the spy-action drama The Fugitive Plan B (a.k.a. Runaway Plan B), his first TV series in five years. Rain and Lee Na Young, herself making a TV comeback after six years, play competing operatives who cross paths on the hunt. They hide their true motives from each other, but budding romance puts an unexpected dent in their respective missions. From the director and screenwriter of Chuno, the highly anticipated globe-trotting drama co-stars Daniel Henney, Lee Jung Jin, Yoon Jin Seo, Uehara Takako, and Takenaka Naoto.
Rain didn’t participate in the soundtrack for Fugitive Plan B, but his proteges MBLAQ did. The popular boy band’s energetic theme song RUNNING&RUNNING matches the drama’s action-packed pace. Shin Seung Hun sings Rain’s character ballad theme “Do Not Believe in Love”, while Brown Eye Girls member Jea takes care of the heroine’s theme Poison. Hot girl group 4Minute and newcomer ORAN-G also contributed songs to the soundtrack.
Check out the tracklist as well as a 4minute song preview after the cut (more…)
Looks like Jang Geun-seok not only forgot to cut his hair from his You’re Beautiful days but he’s also bringing back his infamous “i don’t care” look!
Here’s our first look at the characters of Mary Stayed Out All Night! The four lead actors — Moo Geun-young, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Jae-wook, and Kim Hyo-jin — participated in the drama’s title and poster shoot on October 6. (more…)
It ain’t Nickhun
It ain’t Sulli
Nope My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho seems to be going strong in the heart of fans as on a recent survey done by Christian Today they have asked a number of respondents with the question “Which celebrities make a favorable impression with a beautiful smile?”
Coming up on the top of the list for both male and female categories is the ‘Hoi Hoi’ Couple from the drama ‘My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho’ Lee Seunggi and Shin Minah!
Male Celebrity Pick
- Lee Seunggi – 34.6%
- Bae Yongjoon – 26.3%
- 2PM’s Nickhhun – 18.5%
Female Celebrity Pick
- Shin Minah – 43.7%
- Han Hyojoo – 27.3%
- F(X)’s Sulli – 21.8% (more…)
‘Paradise Meadows/Ranch’ starring Choikang Changmin, Lee Yeon Hee, Ju Sang Wook, and Yu Ha Na is confirmed to air after long negotiations have been finalized. (more…)
Micky Yoochun’s KBS 2TV drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ has finished its shooting schedule coordination.
‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ production company, Raemongraein’s Lee HyunWook PD said on the 1st, “Starting mid-October, Micky Yoochun will leave to have shows in Souteast Asia region, but on the days where he doesn’t have performance schedule, he will be back to Korea to continue filming for the drama.” (more…)
Last night the final episode of My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho was shown and although that’s sad and all the best news came today when it was revealed that show finished with its highest ratings ever (more…)
Even though dramas like Sungkyunkwan Scandal & Playful Kiss started off with lousy ratings despite their popular male leads, with it being his last acting role before millitary duty fans were clearly excited to see Rain on the small screen again, as the action pack King of K-pop brought it big with his new drama Fugitive, at an excellent debut viewership of 20.7% beating out My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho who only held 16.6% despite it being in its last week!
Saldy ONCE AGAIN Playful Kiss has dipped into disasterous ratings of 4.5%. and with the drama already to episode 10 out 16 clearly its not gonna get better in the ratings unless a miracle happens or something! (more…)
On 28th September, details of the OST CD for KBS drama ‘The Fugitive: Plan B’ were officially announced. The OST CD will include the theme song, Running & Running, by MBLAQ, as well as 2 other songs by 4Minute and Shin SeungHoon respectively.
Starring Rain, Daniel Henney, Lee NaYoung, Lee JungJin and more, ‘The Fugitive: Plan B’ will have its first episode aired on 29th September, 9:55PM KST. (more…)
With Rain’s new drama Fugitive to be released this week the actor gave his thoughts on his character as well as the amount of action scenes he had to go through most which involved lots of running. Something that was no surprise in the drama is that a short video was released today for the OST that included a song by none other than MBLAQ!
Fugitive is a romantic comedy investigative action series about a conspiracy involving a hefty sum of money going missing in times of the Korean War 60 years ago, Rain plays Gee-woo, a private detective at an international secret agency who becomes pegged as the murderer of his own old friend. (more…)
Even though it was revealed that Jang Geunseok, Jung Yonghwa and Lee Hongki members of the fictional group A.N.JELL from the smash hit drama You’re Beautiful would be making a cameo in the show, tick tock tick tock this week is the last 2 episodes and the boys have yet to make their apperaence on the show, which has gotten people wondering if either they will appear at all OR if they will appear in one of the last 2 episodes!
In either case keep your eyes and ears peeled for the final week! (more…)
After debuting his acting abilities earlier this it seems Seulong will once again be able to show off his skills in his new “short” drama titled Dosirak (Lunch Box)
Check out the hypnosis & preview of the drama after the cut
SungKyunKwan Scandal’ OST reigns OST offline charts.
The album that was released on the 16th involves participation of Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, and Youngwoong Jaejoong thus attracted a lot of interests. Eventhough it was just released after the drama has been airing for 2 weeks, it’s still showing strength in offline album charts. The album occupied 1st place on the 24th album aggregate site Hanteo daily chart. Recording 12,858 sales up to the date. (more…)
Debuting on August 11 with fair ratings due to Baker King’s already immense influence the drama My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho will becoming to end next week on the 29th, a show that has turned both Shin Min Ah and Lee Seung Gi into this fall’s IT drama couple and made them into CF King & Queen. But the show has also gotten a LOT of buzz from fans over its ending, BUT now it seems that a change will be done to script (more…)