On the 8th episode of MBC Monday & Tuesday drama, "Splendid Politics", Jeongmyeong (Lee Yeon-hee) approached Hong Joo-won (Seo Kang-joon) in order to find a way to return to Joseon.
When Jeongmyeong heard Joseon Tongsinsa (diplomatic envoy) would come, she was headed to Edo so she could possibly meet the people from Joseon. She disguised as a man and could enter Edo successfully.
While she was searching around to find anyone from Joseon, she spotted Hong Joo-won at a tavern still without any idea who he was. Meanwhile, Hong Joo-won came to Edo as part of the Joseon Tongsinsa to complete his secret mission to bring in sulfur to Joseon secretly. He was supposed to meet a mine owner at the tavern. However the mine owner did not show up. At this Hong Joo-won was about to leave and got into an advertent fight with a Japanese.
For the second half of our Top Ten Favorite K-Drama back hugs, we would like to start by acknowledging the ladies. Female k-drama characters give good back hugs too. Shin Se Kyung gave Park Yoo Chun a back hug in "Sensory Couple" aka "Girl Who Sees Smells" but she was not the first. Yoon Eun Hye gave back hugs in "Coffee Prince" and "Princess Hours." It"s a sweet gesture whoever does it.
Here is the list with the last five of our top ten k-drama back hugs.
The boys took home their first ever win on a music show on the May 5th episode of SBS MTV"s "The Show", beating out competition such as EXID and BASTARZ. "The Show" congratulated them on the win and tweeted, "The 27th The Show Choice was won by BTS!! Congratulations on winning your first music show #1! We hope you continue to be the best!! Congratulations to ARMY, too!"
K-Pop legend BoA has released the music video for her latest track “Who Are You” featuring Dynamic Duo‘s Gaeko through her agency’s official YouTube channel.
“Who Are You” is a pre-release from her upcoming eighth full album. Described as an electronic pop dance track, “Who Are You” has been personally produced by the Queen of K-Pop and features Gaeko as the guest rapper. The lyrics describe the romantic feelings two people have for each other all the way from their first meeting at a blind date to becoming a couple.
Added episodes 15 and 16 captures for the Korean drama "Super Daddy Yeol" (2015)Directed by Song Hyeon-wookWritten by Network : tvNWith Lee Dong-geon, Lee Yoo-ri, Lee Re, Seo Joon-yeong, Seo Ye-ji, Choi Min-I,...16 episodes - Fri, Sat 20:30Also known as "Super Daddy 10"SynopsisA drama about the worst single guy and the last single mother.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/03/13
Reps from the tvN comedy show announced on May 5 that he"ll be acting as host for the upcoming 6th season, and he"s slated for his first episode appearance on May 16. This is also reported to be Shin Dong Yup, an "SNL Korea" cast member, and Kim Byung Man"s first time working together since their show "Shin Dong Yup and Kim Byung Man"s Rascals" three years ago.
Stay tuned for the change of pace! Do you usually watch "SNL Korea"?
Countries around the world are trying to deal with the problem of bullying in school and Korea is no exception. To stop bullying, students may have to speak up when they see it happen.
The topic of school bullying is explored in two current k-dramas. "Angry Mom" and "Who Are You? - School 2015?" In "Angry Mom" Kim Hee Sun is so upset about her daughter"s bullying that she disguises herself as a student and attends her daughter"s school to give the bullies a taste of what it feels like. In "Who Are You - School 2015?" Kim So Hyun plays dual roles, a girl who was mercilessly bullied and a girl who bullies others. The two roles demonstrate why bullying may happen and what it feels like when it does.
The hosts of television fashion series A Style For You rocked the latest trends in the May issue of Vogue Girl. In the pictorial, SISTAR"s Bora, EXID"s Hani, KARA"s Goo Hara and Super Junior"s Heechul looked like young co-workers messing around in the office while the boss is away on vacation. They played with several props including office chairs, fashion signs and even a megaphone.
In a newly released series of pictures, the stylish quarter modeled apparel and accessories by Moschino, Prada and Kye, to name a few brands. One of the more affordable articles was Bora"s Moschino String Mini Skirt, which has a fishnet pattern. It can be yours for $363 at online boutique Browns London. It can be seen below in greater detail.
Right before Big Bang"s 2015 comeback, leader G-dragon expressed that struggled with working on the songs in fear of disappointing fans.
With the success of their first two tracks from "Made," it looks like there was nothing to worry about.
In fact, Big Bang"s release of "Bae Bae" and "Loser" was not only popular in their home country, but also in areas across the globe. As a result, Big Bang secured over 1 million views on Youtube within seven hours of being released. Additionally, "Loser" became an extremely popular video on Chinese video site YinYueTai, proving that Big Bang is the definition of a global sensation.
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Within 88 hours of being released, Big Bang"s "Loser" music video received more than 10 million views.
According to YG Entertainment, "Loser" hit 10 million views as of May 4th 4 PM KST and "Bae Bae" hit 7.9 million views.
Big Bang has been sweeping all domestic daily charts, and their new tracks "Loser" and "Bae Bae" were ranked 1st across 10 Korean music sites since their release on May 1st. Despite being released on a Friday, "Loser" topped 6 weekly charts and "Bae Bae" was also one of the top ranked tracks.
Only a day ago it was reported that singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong would defer his mandatory military duty until after the birth of his child in September.
But on May 5 the Korean media outlet Osen reported that Kim is set to begin his mandatory military duty on May 12. He will receive five weeks of training for new recruits in the city of Goyang before getting his placement orders. His expected date of discharge from military duty is Feb. 11, 2017.
On the May 5th episode of Mnet"s "4 Things Show", K.Will said, "When I saw the comments to the news articles [about the show], a lot of say I was scary. I wondered if it was the editing? I thought it was the evil of editing until I saw the show. They didn"t even air half of what I said."
Actor Park Gun Hyung, who also featured on the "4 Things Show", commented, "It"s hard to do that if you don"t have some affection for them."
Do you remember some of K.Will"s comments from "NO.MERCY"?
It’s Children’s Day in South Korea (May 5) and to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of the hottest, young K-drama stars under 30 in Korea right now and their childhood photos to track where all that talent and looks came from!
1. Kim Woo Bin (Born July 16, 1989)
2. Park Shin Hye (Born February 18, 1990)
3. Jo Bo Ah (Born August 22, 1991)
4. Lee Jong Suk (Born September 14, 1989)
Added episodes 9 and 10 captures for the Korean drama "Falling For Innocence" (2015)Directed by Ji Yeong-sooWritten by Yoo Hee-kyeongNetwork : jTBCWith Jeong Kyeong-ho, Kim So-yeon, Yoon Hyeon-min, Park Yeong-gyoo, Ahn Seok-hwan, Kong Hyeon-joo,...16 episodes - Fri, Sat 21:45Also known as "Beating Again" and "Falling in Love With Soon Jung"SynopsisA man who is a cold-blooded hunter gets heart surgery and due to cellular memory syndrome, he becomes warm hearted. He meets a woman, then learns the true meaning of happiness and love.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/04/03
Dance scenes in K-dramas can be a flirtatious exchange or a chance to show off. Other times they can be a gentlemanly act, a bold statement, or pure fun just watching people tumble and fumble in the process. Here are 5 of my favorite dance scenes!
1. “Secret Garden” Episode 14: Joo Won and Gil Ra Im
Our OTP finally meet after a litany of obstacles and naysayers in “Secret Garden.” Company honcho Joo Won (Hyun Bin) dances with stuntwoman Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won) in front of a horde of gawking clients.
Cheil Worldwide and the Seoul government are working together on a new project to prevent violence in schools.
The project, called “Friend Name Tag,” introduces name tags that feature not only one’s own name, but also the name of a friend. The project’s aim is to promote a close relationship based on mutual support between the two people whose names are written on the name tag. “The most fundamental way to prevent school violence is to have everyone think of each other as friends, so in order for everyone to have a friend to look after them we made name tags that have one’s own name written next to that of a classmate,” explained a representative from Cheil.
Name: 박영지 / Park Young Ji (Park Yeong Ji)
Golden Time (MBC, 2012)
Queen Insoo (jTBC, 2011)
Sign (SBS, 2011)
Pure Pumpkin Flower (SBS, 2010)
I Am Legend (SBS, 2010)
Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
The Birth of the Rich (KBS2, 2010)
Don’t Hesitate (SBS, 2009)
Loving You a Thousand Times (SBS, 2009)
Hateful But Once Again (KBS2, 2009)
I Love You, Don’t Cry (MBC, 2008)
When It’s At Night (MBC, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Yi San (MBC, 2007)
Fly High (SBS, 2007)
White Tower (MBC, 2007)
My Love (SBS, 2006)
Yeon Gae Somun (SBS, 2006)
My Lovely Fool (SBS, 2006)
Let’s Go To The Beach (SBS, 2005)
Lawyers (MBC, 2005)
Count of Myeongdong (EBS, 2004)
Lovers in Paris (SBS, 2004)
My Hidden Love (MBC, 2004)
Stairway to Heaven (SBS, 2003)
South of the Sun (SBS, 2003)
Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003)
I Love Hyun Jung (MBC, 2002)
Jang Hee Bin (KBS1, 2002)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Mister Q (SBS, 1998)
Forever Yours (MBC, 1998)
Fireworks (MBC, 1997)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Love in Your Bosom (MBC, 1994)
Pa Mun (MBC, 1989)
The Imjin War (MBC, 1985)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)
According to reports, the actress held a composed attitude and posture throughout the shoot despite her hectic filming schedule. During the follow-up interview, Seo Hyun Jin revealed that she is finally happy to have found a role perfect for her as she talked affectionately about the drama, "Let"s Eat 2".
The world of idols may seem glamorous to fans, but how does one navigate the usual life struggles in the spotlight? This is the question Big Bang sought to answer in their “Loser” video.
Although Big Bang is one of the most popular groups in K-pop, that doesn’t free them from all insecurities. Their every move is scrutinized by the media and fans, which would be a suffocating experience for anyone. They’re under pressure to please everyone, unable to simply be themselves.
On the latest episode of MBC"s "Hwajung", actor Seo Kang Jun and actress Lee Yeon Hee finally made their appearances as leads.
The two took on the roles of the grownup versions of their characters in the 7th episode as their characters were played by their child and teenage counterparts, Jung Chan Bi and Choi Kwon Soo, for the first 6 episodes.
Lee Yeon Hee plays Princess Jeongmyeong, who was tragically sold into slavery and works as a laborer. Even under harsh conditions, her character is strong, and she bravely helps her fellow workers. In the still cuts, you can see her with a dirt-stained face (though still looking pretty) as she looks like she is going through a difficult time.