“Pinocchio” and “Mr. Baek” Going Head-to-Head in Viewer Ratings Battle

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MBC’s “Mr. Baek” is continuing its winning streak at number one in terms of viewer ratings for the Wednesday-Thursday time slot. However, SBS’ “Pinocchio” has inched its way up, catching up close, with only a 0.7% difference in ratings.

According to Nielsen Korea, the November 26 broadcast of “Mr. Baek” recorded 10.9% in viewer ratings, which showed a 0.2% decrease from the previous episode. Since the fourth episode, the MBC drama has seen a steady drop, recording 13.3%, 11.2%, 11.1%, and now, 10.9%.

For these two Wednesday-Thursday dramas, it has become a very close competition, within a difference of 1%. The November 26 broadcast of “Pinocchio” reached a viewer rating of 10.2%, which is the second broadcast to surpass double digits

Sunny Hill declare “Here I Am” with comeback MV

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Sunny Hill have returned with a song of a completely different feel than their previous release! They now bring back their sentimental side as they sing "Here I Am" (Korean title: "Erase"), an emotional song about a breakup.

The MV presents a story about a couple who part ways, who are portrayed by HISTORY"s Kim Si Hyung and Sunny Hill"s Joobi.

Misung herself is said to have participated in writing the lyrics, so make sure to check it out through the video above!

Meet the Members of Rookie Girl Group Sonamoo

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Meet the Members of Rookie Girl Group Sonamoo Written by Taylore On November 27, 2014

After almost a month of waiting, TS Entertainment has finished introducing its newest rookie group, Sonamoo! Information about the girl group has come out slowly; the first three members were revealed on October 16, and two weeks later, a fourth member was introduced. This last member had no name, and TS announced that she would have her stage name chosen through a contest. Fans were encouraged to submit possible name suggestions, and on November 18, D.ana was revealed to be the winning name.

TS has said that Sonamoo is a sister group to Secret, giving D.ana and fellow members New Sun, Na-hyun, and Eui-jin big shoes to fill. The girls also have to contend with other high-profile rookie groups from other companies, including the recently debuted Lovelyz and YG Entertainment‘s rumored group

Teen Top’s Niel, Kim Gu Ra, and Others to Host New MBC Show, “True Justice”

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Teen Top‘s Niel, Kim Gu Ra, Yoon Hyung Bin, Sam Hammington, and Kim Bo Sung have been chosen as the hosts for MBC Plus Media’s new variety show, “True Justice – Grand Brothers” (literal title).

According to sources in the industry, the five hosts recently filmed their first episode, which will air in mid-December. It has also been revealed that rising stars Lee Gook Joo and Jo Se Ho made guest appearances in the entertaining pilot episode.

“True Justice” is a variety show that discusses and solves problems of the whole nation by closely interacting with the viewers and listening to their concerns.

The program will be broadcast through MBC Plus Media’s four channels: MBC Every1, MBC Music, MBC Dramanet, and MBC Queen

[Video] Added Korean drama “Pinocchio” episode 5

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Added episode 5 for the Korean drama "Pinocchio"

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"Pinocchio" (2014) Directed by Jo Soo-won, Sin Seung-woo Written by Park Hye-ryeon Network : SBS With Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, Kim Yeong-kwang, Lee Yoo-bi, Lee Pil-mo, Kang Shin-il,... Wed, Thu 22:00 Synopsis A green drama of reporters who chase after truth and those who spend 24 hours with them while sharing the war together. Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/11/12

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Cast of New Drama “Valid Love” Makes Ratings Promises

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The cast of forthcoming tvN drama “Valid Love” have been making promises about what they will do should the new series prove a ratings hit.

Cast members Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Si Young, and Lee Soo Hyuk were speaking on a tvN drama talk community event screened on the channel on November 27.

During the event, Lee Soo Hyuk said, “If the viewer ratings exceed 3 percent, I will invite viewers over to watch the drama together!”

Uhm Tae Woong said, “If the viewer ratings for the first episode exceed 1.5 percent, I will treat the crew to a buffet meal, as they have been working really hard with the cast to make this drama a success.”

“Valid Love” begins airing on December 1. The drama tells the story of a husband who tries to stop his wife from having an affair with another man

Jang Nara Thanks Fans For Their Great Love That Will Remain In Her Heart Forever

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Fans are always by Jang Nara’s side and always there for her! Jang Nara is currently filming for the MBC’s drama “Mr. Back.”On November 25th, fans unexpectedly treated the staff and Jang Nara’s co-actors of “Mr. Back” drama to a food truck and hot coffee.The surprise gifts were sent to the filming location at 11 p.m. Sadly, Jang Nara and her team couldn’t enjoy the sweetness due to their busy schedule until 4 a.m.Responding to the touching love for Jang Nara, the staff members said that, “We’re so lucky eating at this hour, thanks to Jang Nara.”Moreover, fans also surprised Jang Nara with a special song, A Good Day to Fall in Love that made the actress moved to tears. She sobbingly said “It’s a good day to freeze to death”, causing everyone burst into laughter

A Pink give lucky fans a surprise call on the 4th episode of “Oven Radio”

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A Pink are back for the 4th episode of their "Oven Radio"!

Namjoo was the main DJ for today"s episode, and the members kicked off the show with a lively hip-hop style greeting, bringing laughs from the start. But the highlight was the "Fan.Call.La" segment in which A Pink gave a surprise call to fans, who in turn, ended up surprising the group with their amazing knowledge of trivia facts related to A Pink!

The girls also competed for the title of eating-broadcast queen by devouring pizza, and it was Na Eun who won the game.

Check out another fun episode above!

[Video] Added 2nd teaser with English subtitles for the Korean drama “Healer”

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Added 2nd teaser with English subtitles for the upcoming Korean drama "Healer"

"Healer" (2014)Directed by Kim Jin-woo-II, Lee Jung-seobWritten by Song Ji-naNetwork : KBSWith Ji Chang-wook, Yoo Ji-tae, Park Min-yeong, Do Ji-won, Park Sang-won, Woo Hee-jin,...Mon, Tue 22:00SynopsisA complex drama spread across the genre of romantic comedy and thriller.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/12/08

“Misaeng” Star Im Si Wan Signs Eight Endorsement Deals

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ZE:A‘s Im Si Wan has become one of the most sought-after faces in the advertising industry.

The actor/idol, who is currently starring on the extremely popular tvN drama “Misaeng,” recently signed eight modeling contracts with a wide range companies. In the upcoming months, Im Si Wan will be seen advertising clothing, cars, banking, communication services, outdoor clothing, beverages, groceries, and paper products.

The star is currently worth more than ever before, and he is said to be in the same range as actor Kim Woo Bin. After earning praise for his performance on “The Attorney” and “Triangle,” Im Si Wan surpassed the two hundred million won (approximately $200,000 USD) line, and his value has only increased thanks to the success of “Misaeng

Kyuhyun Praises Super Junior-M star Henry, “Henry Is Unpredictable”

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On the November 27th broadcast of E Channel’s “Brave Writer”, Super Junior member Kyuhyun has attend and revealed his short story behind the fame of Super Junior- M star Henry.Kyuhyun shared, “I appeared on KBS 2TV’s Happy Together with Henry, in the concept of introducing a star’s friend, and Henry ranked number one as the most searched word for two days afterwards.”The idol also said that, “Henry was cast in Real Man after and hasn’t been contacting me a lot these days.”After that, MC Jeon Hyun Moo teased Kyuhyun, “As someone who made Henry into a star, do you see any potential for Zhoumi to succeed in varieties?”Replying this question, Kyuhyun pointed out the basic differences between Henry and Zhoumi, “Henry is unpredictable and is the type that has to experience things first hand, while Zhoumi is stable and is the scholarly type who studies like a model student,” adding, “Instead of real variety shows, I think he suits variety programs that have a structured format like Non-Summit

Royal Pirates announce first official concert “T.Y. Party”

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Royal Pirates Moon, Sooyoon, and James announced themselves that they are having their first official live concert "T.Y. Party".

A video is uploaded on their Youtube channel wherein members are inviting and giving out details about their concert.

Meanwhile, "T.Y. Party" is happening on December 16th at the KTNG Sangsangmadang Live Hall! It"s your chance!

[Video] Added new trailers and stills for the Korean drama “Sensible Love”

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Added new trailers and stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Sensible Love"

"Sensible Love" (2014)Directed by Han Ji-seungWritten by Kim Do-wooNetwork : tvNWith Eom Tae-woong, Lee Si-yeong, Lee Soo-hyeok, Choi Yeo-jin, Im Ha-ryong, Lee Yeong-ran,...Mon, Tue 23:00SynopsisA woman named Illy marries a man who was her teacher in high school and also meets another man.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/12/01


Roy Kim Drops ““Pinocchio” Music Video From Drama of the Same Name

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Solo star Roy Kim has dropped a music video for the song “Pinocchio,” taken from the soundtrack of the SBS drama series of the same name.

The release is subtitled “Original Sound Track Part 2,” and follows on from the release of the track “First Love” by Tiger JK featuring Punch.

The video is a visual feast for fans of the drama, as it contains clips from many of the scenes that feature actors Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye, the two main stars of the series.

Roy Kim announced, “It was a great pleasure to sing this track, as the drama series has such a beautiful story. I really wanted to provide another source of interest for the viewers.”

You can watch Pinocchio right here on SoompiTV!

[Photos] Added new stills for the Korean drama “Drama Festival – Fitting”

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Added new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Drama Festival - Fitting" (2014)Directed by Jang Joon-hoWritten by Moon Soo-jeongNetwork : MBCWith Seo Ye-ji, Heo Jeong-do, Jeong Ho-geun, Park Jeong-soo,...1 episode - Sun 00:05Part of the "Drama Festival" seriesSynopsisIn the winter of 2014, the streets of Sogong are covered by rows of buildings and there are only a few tailored shops left. Kyeong-hee, whose daughter is getting married soon, visited the place where she used to work. In the summer of 1978, Kyeong-hee got a job as a sewing assistant at the best tailor shop on Sogong Street. There she meets Seong-hyeon, a man who began working at tailor shops as soon as he was done with middle school. She started to become attracted to him, although she couldn"t help but think about So-ran, the daughter of the tailor shop owner who liked both him and Jae-min, the night teacher who liked Kyeong-jin

Roy Kim lends his voice for “Pinocchio” OST

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Roy Kim sings the OST for drama "Pinocchio" starring Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk.

With his sweet and warm vocals, Roy Kim expresses the feelings from Dahl Po"s character towards In Ha.

Check out the soothing acoustic song and some clips from the drama below:

Roy Kim sings “Pinocchio” for drama “Pinocchio” OST MV

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Roy Kim is lending his soothing voice for the song "Pinocchio" for the drama "Pinocchio" OST!

"Pinocchio" is a song from Dahl Po (Lee Jong Suk)"s perspective as he looks towards In Ha (Park Shin Hye) with longing and affection.

Roy Kim shared, "Since it"s a drama with a pretty story, I enjoyed singing for it. I hope that it makes it more fun for viewers."

Get ready for another episode with the OST MV above featuring scenes from the drama!

Korean TVN Drama Misaeng Episode 12 Recap and Screenshots

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The hurdles to complete the used-car project are even higher than before now that the entire company is keeping a close eye on Sales Team 3, and Chief Oh’s confidence goes through a beating as he tries to figure out a way to convince the executives — and his own team — that this project is worth picking up again. Meanwhile, Young-yi must face a ghost from her past as we learn more about her life before joining One International.EPISODE 12 RECAP Korean TVN Drama Misaeng Episode 12 Recap and ScreenshotsChief Oh gathers the rest of Sales Team 3 around him to quietly tell them to go forward with the abandoned used-car import plan. Dong-shik reminds him that they won’t get much support for it from outside the team, and Manager Ma won’t approve it

BIGBANG Tops Japanese Charts with Compilation Album

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Boy band BIGBANG has been enjoying chart success in Japan following the release of a compilation album entitled “The Best of BIGBANG 2006-2014.” The album, which was released on November 26, has shot straight to the top of the Oricon Album Charts, and has already sold in excess of 93,000 copies.

The album has sold over 80,000 copies more than the current Number Two-placed album, “Best” by Japanese rock group Sypair. “The Best of BIGBANG 2006-2014” contains Japanese versions of a number of popular BIGBANG hits, such as “Fantastic Baby” and “Monster,” as well as the track “Let Me Hear Your Voice,” a hit for the boys in 2011 that was featured on a popular Japanese drama series.

The group played at a concert in the Japanese city of Nagoya on November 15

Best of Weekly Music Shows: 11/17 – 11/23

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Best of Weekly Music Shows: 11/17 – 11/23 Written by Ambika On November 26, 2014

Welcome to this week’s ‘Best of Weekly Music Shows‘! This week had comebacks by A Pink, GOT7, Mamamoo, and more while Nicole made her solo debut, and Starship Entertainment released their next duet with Hyorin and Jooyoung. Kyuhyun‘s solo effort “At Gwanghwamun” took first place on MBC Music‘s Show Champion, Mnet M! Countdown, KBS Music Bank, and MBC Music Core while Zhoumi nabbed first on SBS MTV The Show and Hi Suhyun on SBS Inkigayo