According to a media on July 6th, Park Han-byeol and Jeong Eun-woo split up in May after their trip to Jeju.
Park Han-byeol and Jeong Eun-woo met through SBS drama, "A Well Grown Daughter" and the relationship turned into romance later. They confirmed their relationship at the end of last year officially.
According to the media, an insider said the two became busy with each one"s own schedule after their trip to Jeju and the relationship ended naturally. The insider also has revealed that Park Han-byeol and Jeong Eun-woo still encourage each other in their career path even after the split.
"I did not charge the neighborhood kids a buck to see the pretty vampire! I"m better than that... It was $5!"
And, with this episode, we see the Joseon era come to a close. *sniff*
Jae Min saves Ma Ri from the arrow by parrying it mid-flight. He argues that she"s not a vampire and they"ve been tricked. Shi Hoo arrives to try to intervene for Ma Ri, but her family has already seen to this and puts the Warriors of the Silver Blood to sleep with their mental powers. Jae Min is shocked and hurt to find that his friend and the woman he loves are both vampires. The queen is kidnapped by the Wonsangu vampire clan, and the Minister of Defense (also Jae Min"s father) leads the Silver Bloods in the final battle. Ah Ra apologizes to Ma Ri and is attacked by vampires seeking to punish her betrayal. Ma Ri attempts to defend her, but is herself taken. Jae Min invades their hideout to try to rescue Ma Ri and finds himself in direct combat with Lady Won. He kills her, but not before she has a chance to bite him. As Jae Min lays dying from the same affliction that Shi Hoo suffered from before he was turned, Ma Ri cures him and dies in the attempt. He can only be saved (and avoid being turned) if a vampire feeds him the last of her lifeblood, and that"s what Ma Ri does. Because Ma Ri"s clan aided the Silver Bloods in the final battle, a peace treaty is forged between humans and vampires. And, as Jae Min mourns Ma Ri"s death and buries her with the ribbon he promised her, we find ourselves back in the modern era...
Sometimes, at night, he drools on the pillow.
I was a bit sad when we switched back. Far be it for me to want a plot line unresolved, but the Joseon sequence was great: martial arts and sword-swinging action, vampires, magic, war, betrayal, love, and just a number of conceits that don"t work as well in the modern era. There is something more visceral about swords over guns, magic over hard science, sweeping epics over the petty concerns of high school. I submit that they could have finished the series in the Joseon era, and it would be been a bit more satisfying. I also feel that if they had a tale to tell in the Joseon era, it might have been better handled by flashbacks, a la the old 90"s Highlander TV series. That show featured an immortal, a 400-year-old who told much of his story through historical (or "period") flashbacks. Every episode, there were two or three. They could have done the same in this drama, with Ma Ri and Jae Min"s situations mirrored in the Joseon flashbacks.
So where do we go from here? What"s funny is that much of the story in the modern era is rebooted. So do we have more Ah Ra or Shi Hoo? Or is it just Jae Min and Ma Ri? I think I had my initial question answered -- are the vampires the same characters? Supposedly vampires live to be 150 in the show and age as humans do (a 125 year old vampire might look like they"re about 80), so their lives in the Joseon era were past lives. How do their past lives affect them in the modern era? Do they remember any of this, and if they don"t, then why does it matter? It was a lot of fun to watch after I got over the initial change. But I have to ask why? So Jae Min and Ma Ri were in love in a past life and now they"re lovers in the present. And...that"s it? Maybe not...
"I have to hurry. Lady Gaga needs that dress for the awards ceremony..."
You see Ma Ri has sacrificed a lot for Jae Min. In the Joseon era, he grows up to understand that love crosses lines -- that it doesn"t matter if the other person is vampire or human, if you love them, you love them and that"s the way it is. That"s the way things should be. Now that we"ve hit the modern era again, I think our modern Jae Min needs to learn the same thing. At the lighthouse he tried to tell her he loved her, that he was willing to overlook the fact that she"s a vampire. That"s like saying, "I think you"re ugly and annoying, but I love you anyway." See the difference? Not cool. It doesn"t sound like he"s learned anything from his past life, and that"s why I"m a bit confused as to the point of the Joseon period. Although, it did do a lot for back-story. :)
Which brings me to the present day and vampires. Vampires were a pretty nasty threat back in the day and almost took over Korea. They even had magic. And now they"re essentially kept down and controlled? Can"t use their powers in public? That"s a pretty harsh law. I can understand why you would ban that sort of thing in sports. That would give vampires an unfair advantage. But how about a vampire league? And vampires could be a special division in companies; using their incredible powers to help out in, say, construction would be a benefit, not something to be suppressed.
I probably shouldn"t poke holes in the plot larger than a vamp"s bite. It"s a pretty good drama for all that, but I"m hoping they can keep the tension up. The last episode in the modern era was a bit contrived. It"s more love than action, so to ramp up the tension like they did felt forced. The Joseon sequence was exciting because they"d essentially already introduced the characters to us, and with a new setting they could cut loose. But now we"re back in the polite, quiet, modern day setting. I"ll still be watching. This episode was worth it.
So how about you guys? Still hanging in there?
On the 5th episode of KBS 2TV"s Monday & Tuesday drama, "Remember You", Jeong Seon-ho (Park Bo-geom) encountered Lee Hyeon (Seo In-guk) again.
Prosecutor Shin told Jeong Seon-ho, "Someone I know died. The other cannot be contacted. Aging makes me paranoid, I guess. Please go and meet this person. Find this person"s son. He might be hiding somewhere. I can"t find him".
Jeong Seon-ho went to see Park Yeongcheol, who was imprisoned after falsely charged of murder. Lee Hyeon and Cha Ji-an (Jang Nara) also visited him while they suspected Park Yeongcheol"s son, Park Daeyoung should be the one responsible for the serial murder cases.
[Spoiler] “Splendid Politics” Lee Yeon-hee and Seo Kang-joon share an ardent kiss in battlefield before separated
Lee Yeon-hee and Seo Kang-joon shared an ardent kiss.
The July 6th episode of MBC"s "Splendid Politics" showed Joo-won (Seo Kang-joon) and Jeeongmyeong (Lee Yeon-hee) combating in the battlefield against Later Jin.
Although Joseon achieved a huge victory thanks to Bureau of Arsenal & firearms and their rifle troops, they had to lose many soldiers falling into an ambush while they were headed to the capital city of Later Jin.
As this happened, the troops retreated and Joo-won stayed with a few soldiers to fight against the enemies. It was to earn enough time so their troops could retreat safely. Jeeongmyeong in tears begged Joo-won, "Let"s leave together. I cannot leave alone". Joo-won told Jeeongmyeong, "I"ll survive and return to you, Your Royal Highness".
On the 9th episode of SBS Monday & Tuesday drama, "High Society, Choi Joon-gi (Seong Joon) started approaching Jang Yoon-ha (UEE) with his true heart, not because of his ambition.
On this day, Choi Joon-gi visited their office with Jang Yoon-ha, where the two were going to work together. When Choi Joon-gi told Jang Yoon-ha, "You should rise to higher position", she told him, "Reaching higher position is not my goal. Once your problem has been resolved, I"ll leave the company". Choi Joon-gi was surprised when he realized Jang Yoon-ha was truly treasuring love than money.
Actor Lee Bum Soo’s wife Lee Yoon Jin has revealed a unique story about herself involving MC Yoo Jae Suk.
Participating in a recent filming for KBS 2TV’s “1 vs. 100,” Lee Yoon Jin declares that she “became ‘Miss Korea University’ thanks to Yoo Jae Suk.”
“Yoo Jae Suk visited school to film ‘Koong Koong Dda Campus Tour,’” she continues. “I went to the filming location to watch, but then Yoo Jae Suk discovered me and called me ‘Miss Korea University.’ Thanks to him, I started working as a school model and even participated in a cover shoot,” she says, expressing her thanks to Yoo Jae Suk.
Images from Big Bang"s music video for "Bae Bae", which features white female models and a variety of sexual innuendo. [Screen capture from Youtube]
The appearance of Caucasian women in the K-pop scene has become noticeable in recent years. And no where is that trend more dominant than in the music videos of popular boy bands, especially those looking to appeal to a more global audience.Yet, the increasingly frequent inclusion of Western women in such videos has begun to raise questions, some less comfortable than others, around the motivations for their employment, as well as accepted perceptions of race and sexuality.Big Bang, one of the country"s top all-male K-pop acts, found themselves at the center of controversy after the release of the video for their song "Bae Bae", which features the band interacting solely with white models and is rife with sexual innuendo.The band"s more recent music video, for "Sober", also includes the appearance of a white female in a sexually suggestive scene with one of the band"s singers.
In the drama "High Society" Uee was the focus of an early love triangle with actor Sung Joon and Z:EA member Park Hyung Sik, but on the variety show "Infinity Challenge," she"s being linked with another Z:EA member Kwang Hee.
There"s a lot of shipping going on here but Uee wants to set the record straight. She"s pretty straightforward when it comes to her dating preferences. And she has no intention of dating in secret. She has already been honest about her "High Society" preferences. When she was asked which "High Society" co-star she liked best, she said it was Sung Joon.
Idol-actor Yook Sung Jae may be pretend-married to Red Velvet"s Joy on the reality show "We Got Married," but he has done some thinking about getting married in real life. When the 20-year-old BtoB member he appeared on the KBS quiz show "1 vs 100," he was asked about his real-life marriage plans. He said that his plans have changed over the last few years. He used to think that he wanted to be married at a very young age.
"My dream ever since I was younger was to marry at 25 years old," said Yook. "I also wanted to have children early so that I could become a friend-like dad to my kids."
Star couple Park Han Byul and Jung Eun Woo have officially parted ways. According to an industry insider, the couple broke up in May after a vacation to Jejudo together.
“After taking a vacation to Jejudo together in May, they grew busy with their individual schedules and couldn’t see each other often so naturally grew apart,” the source revealed. “There were personality differences among other things too, but they are continuing to support each other’s activities post-break up.”
UEE assured everybody during the press conference for her drama "High Society" on July 6 that if she did end up dating Kwanghee, everyone would know about it. The two had previously gone on a blind date for "Infinity Challenge"; keep in mind that Kwanghee had often noted UEE as his ideal type.
She was asked if Kwanghee had been on set when she was filming and she replied, "Kwanghee has not come yet. I am receiving a ton of questions about Kwanghee from the people around me. I get one text a day from him."
The press conference for 4minute"s new reality program, "4minute Video," took place on July 6 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel where the girls talked about their future promotions and made a promise for viewer ratings.
Jihyun stated, "We have not grabbed the exact schedule yet, but we will be making a comeback for sure in the latter half of the year." Jiyoon said, "We are in the midst of preparing a 4minute album. We are preparing because we want to make sure to show ourselves in the latter half of the year."
INFINITE has dropped the video teaser for their comeback with title track “Bad” off of their new album “Reality.”
The teaser begins with Sunggyu being chased in a parking lot. Then the strings kick in, upping the drama and suspense as the video cuts back and forth between scenes laden with broken mirrors and flowers dripping with blood(?) as the individual members look panicked and angsty. At the tail end, Sunggyu faces his mysterious pursuer, who is dressed exactly like him.
Lim Kim lends her voice for the new OST of KBS"s drama "I Remember You".
"You, Who" is a medium-tempo song composed and written by Kkuldanji, a producing team in affiliation with JYP Entertainment. Its rhythm R&B melody accompanied by the acoustic guitar and piano sounds fits perfectly with Lim Kim"s unique voice, creating a bright yet dreamlike atmosphere.
Listen to the song below
Girl’s Day has dropped the music video for title track “Ring My Bell” off of their second full-length album “LOVE.”
According to the Girl’s Day members at their showcase on July 6, “Ring My Bell” “tells the story of the kind of blithe love that makes a bell go off when you see a guy you like.”
These days, it seems a ‘dance hook’ is just as important as a musical hook to the success of a pop song, and Girl’s Day’s new music video has both. On their unique dance hook, member Minah comments, “In the first refrain, there’s choreography where we act like we’re riding on a horse while doing the dog leg dance. Since ‘dog leg dance’ isn’t the prettiest name, I think we will have to make up another one. I guess we can combine ‘run’ with ‘horse’ to call it ‘running horse’ dance.”
The EXID members will be revealing their elusive dorm for the first time.
On July 6, MBC Every1‘s “EXID’s Showtime” revealed a photo of EXID in their rooms. In the photo, the members are introducing their rooms, which all look different from each another.
In particular, it was relayed that contrary to her outgoing persona on variety shows, member Hani rarely leaves the dorm except to attend schedules.
The Korean TV program "Section TV" has weighed in on the sex tape scandal, which alleges the involvement of actress Lee Si Young.
A sex tape is currently circulating on the Internet that reportedly featured the actress, but she has denied that she ever filmed a sex tape.
When rumors first surfaced on social media they also said that J. Wide Company was behind the tape and was using the tape to blackmail her. The agency told the Korean media outlet Star News, that these rumors were absolutely false. Not only has she never made a sex tape but they are not trying to blackmail her. On the contrary, they are concerned about the tape"s effect on her and will prosecute those spreading it to the full extent of the law.
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POTEN, previously known as 4TEN, is back with a new song and a couple new members.
On July 3, POTEN"s latest music video "Go Easy" was released on CJ E&M Music"s official YouTube channel.
"Go Easy" is an upbeat track about taking small steps when it comes to falling in love.
"I think this is their best song so far," wrote YouTube viewer reyanime in the video"s comments section.
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With the U.S. leg of the 2015 BTS Live Trilogy Tour, Episode II: The Red Bullet, fast approaching, the days standing between fans and a meeting with BigHit Entertainment"s wildly popular boy group, BTS, are dwindling.
As the days tick by and the anticipation builds, there may be some who aren"t quite as familiar with Bangtan"s music as others. With that in mind, here"s a list of the top ten BTS tracks you need to know before you see them live.
In the recent k-drama "Producer," IU refers to Kim Soo Hyun"s character as "umbrella man" as he was there to offer her an umbrella when her pop star character was alone and worried about getting drenched. He made a special point of asking her to return the company umbrella and seemed oblivious to her stardom. His disinterest provoked her interest and that was the moment their relationship began.
Rain and romance just go together in k-dramas and what"s more romantic than two attractive characters enjoying the shelter of a single umbrella. And lately dramas have featured quite a few.