Now i don’t know if you guys already know this but since some of you guys ask where to watch Playful Kiss here’s a bunch of different options on how to watch and even download the show, hope this helps
Although most will disagree, it seems Kim Hyun Joong’s new permed look for his Playful Kiss drama has become a hit among people and it clearly must be such a huge hit that “Kim HyunJoong hair” has become most searched terms on sites.
Good to know the drama is causing buzz one way or another! (more…)
Korean TV series “Naughty Kiss” starring popular singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong will be turned into an online version which will show on video-sharing website YouTube starting November. (more…)
MBC announced that Korean drama Playful Kiss starring Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min will be having a special Youtube Edition of the said drama.
According to Group Eight, they have already signed a contract with Youtube for partnership.
Playful Kiss that had collated huge amount of anticipation before its broadcast is unable to ignore its tough fight with its drama ratings that doesn’t see the ground.
Playful Kiss that aired on September 8 recorded ratings of 3.5% (according to AGB Nilson Media research), and this was in follow to last week’s poor ratings.
There is a large reason to why disappointment was as huge as the anticipation for Playful Kiss – who is now battling a tough fight. This manhwa that has already collated about high popularity in Japan and Taiwan is now spun into drama, but it has unsatisfactory elements that lacked from the original manhwa, which caused disappointment for audiences.
In addition, KBS 2TV drama ‘Baker king Kim Takgoo’ that airs at the same time slot achieved ratings of 43.3%, despite a slight fall in ratings as compared to last week’s broadcast, as usual, it reigns the spot for drama ratings.
Some part of Playful Kiss audiences felt that, there was a problem with the storyline. The audiences of 10s generation are the targets this drama is aiming towards. Should the drama had begun its composition in July or August during the school vacation period back then, the situation might fare better than now. The re-broadcast of Playful Kiss recorded better ratings than the original broadcast instead, at about 6%.
For a drama like Playful Kiss who is recording such low ratings, even the tv broadcasting personnels cannot hide their bewilderment. A related personnel revealed, “In the situation whereby Wed-Thurs dramas are turning duller day by day, even Jangki is now implicated with low ratings, I seriously felt it to be a pity. There is a need to develop a measurement plan to guard by this tough battle; it’s kinda worrying”, showing his sadness.
n the previous episode of “Playful Kiss,” Seung Jo (played by SS501 Kim Hyun Joong) and Hani (Jung So Min) drank alcohol, causing Hani to become drunk. This part of the drama is buying criticism from some viewers due to the inappropriateness of showing underage drinking in a good light.
While many viewers found the drunk Hani cute, some expressed their concern, saying, “Did the producers really think that a female high school student’s drunk behavior would not be a problem?” and “I understand what the producers were trying to portray, but I’m worried that my daughter might act like this also.”
Another issue was brought up over the scene in which Seung Jo carries the drunk Hani back to her house and points out her small breasts. He says to her, “How are you going to raise kids when your breasts are like this?” Some viewers saw this as a form of sexual harassment and were further bewildered by the fact that Hani was not even angered by this – instead, she tried to make her breasts look bigger by stuffing her bra with socks.
A viewer responded, “I can only laugh. The predictable plot and corny lines, and now sexual harassment to top it off. I have nothing to say.” One viewer even went as far as to say, “This may become the worst drama ever.”
Even though Playful Kiss had a terrible start with only a 3.5% viewer rating for the first episode the drama is doing much better online!
A representative in charge of iMBC homepages revealed, ‘The homepage for Playful Kiss received the sharpest increase of visitors compared to the other MBC programs. Aside from Korea, visitors from Japan, China, Malaysia, and South America also graced the homepage.‘
CINE21, who is in charge of online downloads, expressed, ‘After the broadcast of the first episode, the number of downloads for Playful Kiss was larger than the average downloads for Iris, which had 30% ratings. It looks like the online response is very hot.’
Now if only more Koreans would watch the show!!
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The first episode of MBC drama Playful Kiss aired yesterday was set to become a massive hit with Kim Hyun Joong playing the male lead. Unfortunately, it didn’t even come close, it did so badly even Sungkyunkwan Scandal did better first episode!
The drama received a viewer rating of 3.5% which is even lower ratings than Road No.1, a war drama that was the previous drama in the same time slot.
And guess who took the top spot for the night? The dough boy drama Baker King!
This whole year, MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday dramas have received low ratings. Baker King received a rating of 44% and My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox received 11.9% on the same day.
Man first Sungkyunkwan Scandal and now this??? 44% compared to 3.5% that’s BEYOND HORRIBLE!!!!
Hopefully the ratings turns around for the drama very soon otherwise you can kiss those starting roles goodbye Joong!
In the meantime netizens have left their nice and not so nice comment about the drama
In the -very few- nice comments netizens wrote
- “In terms of his manner of talking and expressions, it was totally Baek Seung Jo”, showing her anticipation.
- “Baek Seung Jo is totally~ ill bred/rude. I don’t see Jihoo sunbae in anywhere at all. Very~~~handsome~~~” etc.
In the NOT so nice comments netizens spewed their hate saying
- “I’m totally disappointed in Kim Hyun Joong’s acting. He seemed to have been reading his lines just like reading a language book. Because my anticipation was very high, it turned out to be a hugely disappointed Episode 1 for me. I hope for an actor who will develop better in future”.
- “It’s supposed to be a refreshing and bright drama, but why is it so boring all the while? Why didn’t the male lead have any lines?”, revealing her own thoughts.
- “Totally turned into a freezing cold and aloof Baek Seung Jo ne”, “Improved alot on acting ne, can see he’s really worked hard for it”, “He’s had discarded his previous soft image and portrayed the tough guy Baek Seung Jo aptly”,
- With regards to Kim Hyun Joong’s acting shown on this day’s episode, comments left, There’s quite much difference in his expressions and seems quite stable”, “Did reach my expectations”, showing alot of positive comments. However, “Acting movements and lines were rather awkward”, displaying significant criticisms as well.
The SS501 boy band leader skyrocketed to fame after making his acting debut as the achingly handsome Yoon Ji-hoo in KBS’ hit series “Boys Over Flowers.” In hopes, perhaps, of repeating his initial success, Kim’s second work promises to reprise certain aspects of his first.
“I think you can see my character, Baek Seung-jo, as sort of a combination of Yoon Ji-hoo and Goo Joon-pyo (the hero of ‘Boys Over Flowers’),” the 24-year-old said at the series’ press conference on Thursday.
“I think I took on this role to earn more respect for my second attempt at playing a high school student in a drama based on a comic book series,” he said as he explained why he latched onto a character that bore similarities to his previous one.
This time around, Kim nabbed the title role, a step up from his previous stint. And while the plot is different, the production company, Group Eight, remains the same. Furthermore, “Boys Over Flowers” co-star Lee Si-young will also be starring in the new drama as the heroine’s rival.
Like “Boys Over Flowers,” Kim’s new television drama, “Naughty Kiss,” is a spin off of a popular Japanese comic book series. The original, the late Kaoru Tada’s “Itazura na Kiss,” sold a whopping 30 million copies and was remade into both a Taiwanese and Japanese TV drama and an animated series.
Now, the tried-and-tested tale of young love is looking to score ratings in Korea, and heartthrob Kim will prove crucial in determining its success.
Having faced criticism for his acting in “Boys Over Flowers,” the actor and singer was eager to avoid a repeat situation.
“I am trying hard to rid myself of the stigma that a singer-turned-thespian makes for a bad actor,” said Kim.
“I wouldn’t go so far to say that my acting has improved to the point where it would elicit a â€˜wow’ but I think it has to the point where people can see that I have been trying really hard,” he said.
“Naughty Kiss” and “Boys Over Flowers” co-star Lee Si-young agreed that Kim’s acting skills have improved: “Seeing (the highlight reel) onscreen today, I really feel that this character suits him tremendously well.”
“I guess he lacks what you might call skills. But he is utterly charming when captured on screen,” said “Naughty Kiss” director Hwang In-roe. “I think he is a great fit for the character he plays.”
Kim, on the other hand, might hesitate to compare himself to his “Naughty Kiss” alter ego: a prickly, arrogant, straight-A student who excels in both sports and academics.
“In scenes where I teach Ha-ni (the heroine), I have to come across as a total genius, give off the impression that it is all so easy, and that is very challenging,” he admitted.
Yet, judging from how calmly he fielded questions about his departure from his former agency and about rumors of a SS501 break-up, Kim may, indeed, be an ideal fit for the title role. He navigated a situation that might have made less-experienced celebrities fumble, with the ease of a professional.
“I would like (the press) to refrain from saying that Kim Hyun-joong is leaving the group,” the singer cleared the air, asserting that SS501 has not disbanded.
Kim did, however, sign onto Keyeast, an agency known for housing first generation hallyu star Bae Yong-joon , a.k.a. Yonsama. In fact, Bae is not only a part of the agency, he is also a major shareholder.
“No I don’t think I have ever called him boss yet,” Kim said, revealing that he calls Bae “big brother.”
Kim recalled meeting Bae for the first time: “He was getting out of a car.”
“Zeus?” Kim proffered a description for the larger-than-life celebrity. “Then after exchanging a few words, I realized he was human after all.”
Shortly after joining Keyeast, Kim landed his role on “Naughty Kiss.” Kim is also slated to take part in a charity event with Bae at the Tokyo Dome in December and revealed plans to return to singing next year as part of a two-pronged approach to a future career in music and acting.
Better keep chugging these roles Kim Hyun Joong before that pretty boy face of yours starts to age!!
Wow G.NA may have only debuted a few months ago but she scored a huge deal as she is set to sing for the newest drama Playful Kiss OST! The song is called Kiss Me and when asked why the production company did not enlist more famous singers, a representative stated,“Initially we planned on asking more famous singers, but PD Hwang Inrui felt that we should use rookie singers because we also have a lot of newer actors on this project… Rookie singers can match better with the fresh style of this drama, which will have a stronger impact compared to more experienced singers.”
Gotta say this is pretty impressive check out the song below
Q: How do you feel about starring in “Naughty Kiss”?
Jung So-min: I went into “Bad Boy” not knowing anything but this time, I’m trying to be careful, taking many things into consideration.
Kim Hyun-joong: I’m working on improving on the aspects I lack in. I’m not trying to be acknowledged for my acting skills — I just want to make people feel that I’ve worked hard for the role. I think there have been a lot of dramas which are serious these days and none that are cheerful and sweet so I hope viewers will have fun watching it.
Q: Director Hwang In-roe, you’ve gone back to doing a love story about a young man and woman like in “Goong.” What is the message that you want to deliver?
Hwang: Upon seeing these bright and cheerful characters, I hope people will feel that they look sweet together and are loveable.
Q: What is your opinion on the original comic series?
Hwang: When I first read it, I felt that it was cute. (laugh) But the more I looked closely at it to produce the show, the more I started to realize why people enjoy it and I started seeing things that I shouldn’t leave out. It wasn’t easy to go with the flow of the original series though. We have to show the story of the two going to college but Korea and Japan work under different educational systems so I had a tough time changing it. (laugh)
Q: The video clip revealed a few moments ago showed that the show has a very strong comic-like vibe to it.
Hwang: It’s based on a comic so I tried to bring out the strengths that comics have. And this is about showing the process of how the love between a man and woman come true so I’m trying to express the emotions of young people. I’m focusing particularly hard on the rhythm. And for the parts where Oh Hani imagines things, I’m trying to make those seem more comic book-like. But there’s a limit to it as well because you don’t have much freedom in terms of frame usage so I’m trying to show it more through characters’ expressions.
Hwang: It was as if they were the characters that popped out of the comic. And I think they’ve done well so far in trying to express what I want. There are some things they lack at because they’re still newcomers but I think that actually suits the show better. I’m trying to do a good job of delivering what they’re trying to express rather than demand for certain points.
Q: Kim Hyun-joong, you play the role of Baek Seung-jo who is a genius and good at everything. Don’t you feel any pressure in having to play such a role?
Kim: He’s someone who is good not only at his studies but at sports too so I have to learn the proper posture even for when he’s running in a race. And since I’m supposed to be a genius, I have to be at ease when teaching Jung So-min her studies. So it’s very hard. (laugh) I’ve also been trying to pronounce my words outwardly when saying my lines because I think I mumbled when I did “Boys Over Flowers.”
Q: Jung So-min, you took on “Naughty Kiss” right after “Bad Boy.” Was this difficult?
Jung: I had a hard time because of that. The shoots overlapped a bit and my two characters were so different that I was having a hard time psychologically because I was worried I might not do well. I think I have been improving now that one is over.
10: Is your character Oh Hani like you in any ways?
Jung: My character Monet from “Bad Boy” was similar to me in a way and I think the same thing about this character as well. It’s as if I maximize on the aspects that exist within me to a certain extent.
|Kim Hyun-joong [Group 8]|
Kim Hyun-joong: As much as they’re unrealistic, I think I’ll be able to show more unique sides to them than I would be able to in conventional dramas. And Baek Seung-jo is a genius so he sometimes uses words that I don’t usually use so I have a hard time with those. For scenes related to studying, I need to be natural with it so I actually study those parts and make sure I understand them. I’m doing the studying that I hadn’t done in high school for “Naughty Kiss.” (laugh)
Q: Which parts are you paying a lot of attention to in order to establish your character? What’s the difference between your character now and Yoon Ji-hoo from “Boys Over Flowers”?
Kim: When I acted the role of Yoon Ji-hoo, I tried to become a tender person so I kept myself from even letting out sounds of my breath. But I think I could do a bit more yelling this time. (laugh) I think there’ll be scenes where I’ll ruin my image and I’m trying to show more of an aggressive disposition because I have to speak in a more rudely than Yoon Ji-hoo did. And I saw the clip that was shown earlier on — it seems like they’ve done a good job with the corrections. (laugh)
Q: Have you ever cringed playing the role of a genius who is good at everything? (laugh)
Kim: During yesterday’s shoot, there was a scene where Oh Hani says to me, “You’re good at everything, running as well…” to which I’ll say, “Yes, I’m good at basketball and swimming as well.” But I felt a bit embarrassed doing this because I’m not a genius. (laugh)
Q: Singers and actors work in different environments. Have you adjusted well to the set of the drama?
Kim: I’m been trying hard to. Singing is about showing a perfect three minutes and 30 seconds on stage but dramas are about waiting and preparing for long hours and then filming for long hours with the results out on the day of its showing. I think that’s why there’s more of an excitement about that wait. But I feel more natural as a singer since it’s what I’ve been doing for a long time.
Q: How is it playing the role of a high school student? You’ve kept on playing that role including in “Boys Over Flowers.”
Kim: I had actually thought for a bit before the interview whether this will be my last high school student role. There are certain types of roles that I want to try playing but I want to put that aside for now.
|Jung So-min [Group 8]|
Q: You’re being called the next generation Hallyu star. What are your plans regarding your activities in Japan?
Kim: I honestly think there’s a bubble to being called that. When I go to Japan, I don’t go outside much so I don’t know if I’m popular and I don’t think I’ve been able to go to Asia much so far. I heard there are a few fans out there waiting for me (laugh) so no matter how small the number, I would like to go on tour in Asia after the drama ends.
Q: Do you feel that your popularity or life has changed?
Kim: I did back then and I do till now — I live my life fiercely. I think I should work even harder because an increasing number of talented people are debuting.
Q: What did your agency’s chief Bae Yong-jun say about “Naughty Kiss”?
Kim: He said he’d visit the set sometime.
Q: Do you meet him often? What do you talk about when you meet him?
Kim: I think we meet two to three times a week. He said I should work hard at the drama (laugh) and when we meet, I drink green tea and he’ll drink coffee. We don’t talk too much about work. We talk about stuff that other guys usually do. (laugh)
Q: How far are you into the shoot? I hear there is going to be a scene where you show some skin when Baek Seung-jo and Oh Hani go to the beach. (laugh)
Kim: We’ve only shot up till the fourth episode now so we haven’t done that scene yet. We’re leaving to the beach soon and I’ll do it if the director asks me too but Baek Seung-jo probably doesn’t need to show any skin, does he? (laugh)
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Yesterday a production press conference at Yangdo Gangnam-gu, Seoul was held for MBC drama “Playful Kiss”. When faced with the question of how he plans on confronting Park Yoochun’s acting, Kim Hyun Joong laughingly said: “Yoochun’s airs on Mondays and Tuesdays, while mine airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so we can avoid the competition of having a similar time slot.”
“Sungkyunkwan Scandal” with Park Yoochun acting as main character will air it’s first episode in two days.
Kim Hyun Joong says: “After watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s previews, I feel that it is really good. Although we haven’t been drinking with each other recently, I feel pressured as this is Yoochun’s debut in television drama acting. Challenging a drama that releases 2 episodes each week is tough, but I can’t really provide any particular suggestions. Even though I haven’t even done anything about it, I still feel that Yoochun handles it very well.”
Even with all the madness that has been happening to the popular SS501, leader? Kim Hyun stated during the Playful Kiss conference that SS501 has not disbanded (yet), playing down rumor that its five members will go separate ways since their contract with their former agency has ended and some have signed with new management.
Emphasizing that “nothing has been decided” regarding a possible breakup of the band, Kim explained, “People say we have disbanded but none of that talk has come from our mouths. What are you going to do if we then come out with a new album? Please just wait and see.”
Kim is the first member from his group to sign with a new agency after SS501′s contract with DSP Media expired in early June. He joined KEYEAST later that month, one of South Korea’s largest entertainment houses of which top actor Bae Yong-joon is a major shareholder.
And while members Heo Young-saeng and Kim Kyu-jong have yet to join new agencies, Kim Hyung-joon is currently looking into signing with Kang Ji-hwan’s talent firm S Plus Entertainment.
“I moved to KEYEAST because I wanted to gain on my experience as an actor. But I was happy because the agency said it would manage my career not only as an actor but as a singer as well,” Kim Hyun-joong said, commenting on his scandalous move for the first time in public.
He then added, “It has not been set as of yet but it’s true that I’m preparing for my singing career as well. I don’t know if I’ll go solo or be part of a group but as of now, I’m preparing for an album with a solo career in mind.”
Kim also said he had originally planned to take a break after moving to KEYEAST but took on “Playful Kiss” after being offered his role by the show’s director Hwang In
“Itazura na Kiss,” a popular manga by Karou Tada, has sold over 27 million copies in Japan and was turned into an anime series in the country in 2008 by director Osamu Yamazaki.
So there you have it folks! and you can catch Kim Hyun-Joong and his incredible hotness in leading role of Playful Kiss, September 1st!
SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong starrer “Playful Kiss” will air in Japan starting December, according to the show’s producer on Tuesday.
Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at production company Group 8, told 10Asia over the phone that cable music channel Mnet Japan will broadcast the TV series twice a week in about three months time although additional details have yet to be set.
Park also added that several other countries in Asia are “actively showing interest” in the drama which has been garnering much hype since its casting stages due to its heartthrob male lead.
Kim, already famous as the leader of his popular five-man band and at the height of his career after starring in last year’s hit drama “Boys Over Flowers,” will play the role of Baek Sung-jo, the all-around Mr. Perfect-type character who ends up falling in love with a girl always getting into trouble, to be played by actress Jung So-min.
Famed director Hwang In-roi will helm the show based on Japanese comic series “Itazura na Kiss,” which sold over 27 million copies in Japan and has been made into animation in Japan and a top-rated television drama in Taiwan.
Hwang, who previously directed “Goong” (MBC, 2006) and “The Return of Iljimae” (MBC, 2009), will team with noted television writer Go Eun-nim for the small screen adaptation of the comic.
The romantic comedy will premiere on public network MBC starting September.
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The Playful Kiss posters are out! I think Jung So-min is kinda doing all the narrative work here, but I remain hopeful that the romance between her and Kim Hyun-joong will be solid and convincing.
This may be naive of me, but I’m placing an awful lot of trust in director Hwang In-roi, who was so deft at bringing lush cinematography and fantastic musical accompaniment to two other manhwa-turned-drama adaptations, Goong and Return of Iljimae. I really, really hope he can bring that same sensibility to this drama.
We don’t have long to wait — Playful Kiss premieres September 1.
Via Yonhap News
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It looks like Playful Kiss is looking to newbies for the supporting roles, which I’m a fan of, since it’s a high school drama and will benefit from some fresh faces. Relative newbie actress Yoon Seung-ah has been cast as the best friend, Min-ah, to Jung So-min‘s Ha-ni, and will be displaying a 4D (quirky, off-kilter) sensibility.
She debuted in 2006 in Alex’s music video for “Words that Hurt Too Much,” and received the moniker of “Snail Girl.” She waited to finish college before debuting, and gave up a chance to study art abroad in order to pursue her acting career. It was a sudden choice, but one that she doesn’t regret.
She was an art major with a dream of becoming a designer, and came up to Seoul to fulfill her dream, only as luck would have it, she’d be taking a different route. Yoon says, “I was cast [discovered] on the street, really by chance. But it didn’t take long to make the decision to give up studying abroad and choose this path. My parents said they would trust my choice too. It must have been fate.”
But success didn’t necessarily land in her lap, as she struggled to have an active career. She says with determination that she’s not going to give up on this dream now. Her appeal now seems to be her greenness; she herself wants to be the kind of actress who can be a blank canvas.
The 26-year old actress will be the oldest of the actors playing high school students, and she worries about that a little, but sees the opportunity in a positive light. The staff was surprised to find out her real age, as most people are, so she considers it a compliment to be able to play so young.
Yoon: “I’m still not used to my own image on camera. But I want to be a real actor. I want the audience to be able to say, ‘Oh, she fits this role well,’ and ‘Oh, she fits that role well’ too. Ah, I’m already anticipating Playful Kiss. Please give 4D Min-ah lots of love!”
Playful Kiss premieres September 1 on MBC.
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No guilty panties this time around, but there are some funky hairdos in these latest Playful Kiss promo photos. I know I’ve poked fun at Lee Tae-sung‘s coif before, but I’ll hand it to him: As long as he’s wearing it, at least he’s workin’ it.
Lee plays Bong Jun-gu, a simple-hearted guy who is loyal to main character Ha-ni (Jung So-min). As he’s from the south, he’ll employ a saturi accent, which is always a challenging prospect for an actor. Saturi from the Gyeongsang region, which is what his character speaks, is generally considered one of the more difficult types. To get as authentic and natural an accent as possible, Lee sought out actor Hwang Jung-min and Simon D of the group Supreme Team for help. He found it akin to learning a foreign language, but pledged that when Playful Kiss airs in September, he’ll be ready.
The character has a free-spirited and sly personality, which differs from Lee’s own quiet, calm one. He called his current character work “a new discovery of the Bong Jun-gu inside me.”
Playful Kiss premieres on September 1, following Road No. 1.
As for the photo below… let’s just say I half-expect the boys to bust out with snaps and twirls, singing, “Just play it cool boy… Crazy! Cool! Go! Go!”
Via Sports Chosun
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