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[Exclusive] Soompi Hangs With the Dramabeans Team!

By in News posted Oct August 29th, 2014 No comments

During the crazy excitement that was KCON, Soompi had the opportunity to sit down with drama blogging superstars girlfriday and javabeans, the lovely ladies behind Dramabeans!

We asked them some really, really hard questions (sorry about that!) but I think you’ll all enjoy their answers! Check out the full interview below.

Okay, first things first, what is your favorite show this season?

javabeans: Pshhhh…. long silence…

girlfriday: Okay that’s really hard…

javabeans: There are a lot of shows I like right now, not one that is my all time favorite… “Joseon Gunman?” It’s not the awesome amazing 100% I wanted, but it’s pretty good

[Spoiler] Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama “Discovery of Romance”

By in News posted Oct August 28th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

[Video] Added Korean drama “Discovery of Romance” episode 4

By in News posted Oct August 27th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 4 for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance"

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"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00 Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinema Synopsis Han Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

8 Ridiculously Expensive Houses From Korean Dramas

By in News posted Oct August 18th, 2014 No comments

Do you ever watch a drama and marvel over the gorgeous mansions that the characters live in? I sure do! Here are 8 beautiful houses that will make you want to immediately move to Korea.

1. Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun)’s House in My Love From Another Star

Do Min Joon-ssi won over the hearts of viewers for a great number reasons, but his spectacular home was certainly a contributing factor.

His house really has it all. Unforgettable rooms include the breathtaking balcony and the lofted living room.

Two story library? Check. Star gazing room complete with a living tree? Yep. Do Min Joon sure knows how to set up a fantastic home!

Don’t forget, the bathroom isn’t too bad either!

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10 Favourite Korean Actresses That Make You Swoon

By in News posted Oct August 17th, 2014 No comments

K-Dramas are taking over K-Pop right now, and there’s nothing more popular than the actresses and actors that go along with them! From the gorgeous Jung So Min to the stylish Park Shin Hye, we’ve compiled a list of 10 favourite Korean actresses!

10. Jung So Min

9. Lee Min Jung

While many of us first noticed her in Boys Over Flowers, the beautiful Lee Min Jung has gone on to gain 4,494 fans with hit dramas like Big, Midas, and the recently airing Sly And Single Again.

8. Gong Hyo Jin

While the talented Gong Hyo Jin gained many new fans with the hit drama of 2013, The Master’s Sun, her 4,603 fans also love her for Greatest Love, Pasta, and more

[To:ur Imagination] Poll: K-Drama, K-Trend, K-Culture, K-Beauty, Which Itinerary Do You Like the Best?

By in News posted Oct August 4th, 2014 No comments

Hi Soompiers!

If you didn’t get the memo earlier (where have you been?), BIGBANG invites you to participate in a fun event where you can win a free trip to Korea.

We have previously covered four non-Korean celebrities who had a chance to go on the To:ur Imagination tour with custom itineraries. Scroll through the page for a refresher on the different itineraries. Otherwise, scroll to the very end of the article to vote for your favorite!

{K-DRAMA}Experience Korea and “My Love from the Star” Filming Locations with Chinese Actress Jiang Xin

Chinese top actress Jiang Xin revealed that she’s a fan of Korean drama “My Love from the Star,” and that she wanted to visit the filming locations if she can visit Korea

[HanCinema"s Drama Review] “God”s Quiz Season 4″ Episode 12 Final

By in News posted Oct August 4th, 2014 No comments

The opening clearly establishes that the cliffhanger from last time was not, in fact, a fake out. The bad guys really were that petty and vindictive, and the good guys really were just not smart enough to plan for a double cross. So, with no apparent usable evidence, and a dead forensic investigator that apparently no one cares about outside of the main team, how exactly is the story supposed to get resolved here?

Dirty tricks, mostly. I"m generally not a fan of cops going bad because the villains are just that evil, but it actually works pretty well here. The essential problem of the villainous plan is that it"s assuming Jin-woo and team are so wholesome and goody-good that they would never, ever resort to devious tactics in order to accomplish their goals. Now, this could have worked if they just weren"t so darn smug about it

miss A’s Jia Considering Offer to Star Alongside Song Seung Hun and Liu Yifei in Korean-Chinese Film “Third Love”

By in News posted Oct July 31st, 2014 No comments

miss A member Jia has received an offer to act in a Korean-Chinese joint production titled “Third Love,” and is in the middle of looking it over.

On July 30, a representative of miss A’s agency, JYP Entertainment, told MyDaily, “After receiving a casting offer for ‘Third Love,’ Jia is currently considering it positively.”

“Third Love” is a Korea and China co-produced film that will be led by director Lee Jae Han. As of now, actor Song Seung Hun and Chinese actress Liu Yifei have confirmed their casting for this new movie.

If confirmed, this will be Jia’s first time hitting the big screen, following her television debut in China, through the drama “One and a Half Summer,” which also starred 2PM’s Nichkhun

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Premiere – First Impressions

By in News posted Oct July 30th, 2014 No comments

This drama is a crazy warm mix of surprisingly refreshing themes, immersing itself in mental illnesses, adult romance and complicated relationships. It touches on the border of taboo discussions present in Korean culture and has an emphasis on psychiatry which explores the brain’s various states and the enormous capabilities of the human mind.

The concept of the drama is wonderful. In addition, the scripting, editing, pacing and directing are all almost flawless. Some may criticize the convolution in the premiere episode as being quite unbalancing but that confusion was probably intended and also part of the drama’s theme as well.

The main leads simply meet each other without any strings of fate attached or the typical drama encounter based on a big misunderstanding. The drama also features a playlist of various types of music

[HanCinema"s Drama Review] “Gabdong – The Serial Killer”

By in News posted Oct July 27th, 2014 No comments

Despite the existence of plenty of logical flaws and unresolved issues, the series managing to stay focused to a bigger degree than such stories usually do is commendable. It is also worth noting that the female characters here get good development and a position in the plot that goes beyond their romantic interests, the romance part also not overshadowing the main plot and appeal. In a series which could have easily turned them into damsels in distress, without agency or part in the crime side of things, this was a pleasant surprise.

This work could have been a lot more had it been shorter or perhaps spent more time with its characters than its complicated crime solving part, but as it stands, it is still much better a series and much truer to its genre and plot than average. Given how difficult it seems to be for a show trying something different to succeed in it, "Gabdong - The Serial Killer" remaining a solid series throughout and leaving the viewer with some food for thought make it a good addition to the evolution of Korean drama and hopefully an encouraging attempt to other creators who have different things to say

The top 5 K-drama Villains We Love To Hate

By in News posted Oct July 27th, 2014 No comments

Wrapping up You Are All Surrounded and reflecting on the perfidy of Assemblyman Yoo, I realize I have become completely spoiled. I am used to my K-drama villains so ruthless, evil and crazy, that a man with a 20 year slow climb to power got a “meh, I guess he’s bad.” K-dramas have a wide variety of villains and some you love to hate. Sometimes you just need to stand up and cheer when these Baddies get their due. Here are five villains we love to hate:

5) Lee Hye Young as Jun Pyo’s mom in Boys Over Flowers.

Face it: you all hate her almost as much as you love Pretty Lee Min Ho. Jun Pyo eventually won us over, getting over his jerky, entitled self in the wake of Jan Di’s awesomeness. His mom? Well, Jun Pyo got his tendency to run roughshod over everyone and strut around like the Lord of Creation from somewhere

Watch China’s viral music video that mimics PSY’s Gangnam Style

By in News posted Oct July 26th, 2014 No comments

The song Little Apple from a music video made by the Chopsticks Brothers has taken China by storm ever since its release. This is also the song used in the hilarious parody video starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un that North Korea wants erased from the internet. But the adventures of grass root talent and music duo Chopsticks Brothers didn’t start with, or will it end with this unique music video.

This MV is actually a promotional short for a new movie called Old Boy: The Way Of The Dragon.Without any marquee stars or a big budget, the movie with a unique mix of comedy, action and music became a blockbuster within 4 days of its release despite strong competition from such big name movies as Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Xiao Yang and Wang Taili, who team up as the Chopsticks Brothers, rose to fame when their 42-minute micro-film called Old Boys went viral after it was posted to the Youkou video portal site in 2010

Watch China’s viral music video that beats Gangnam Style at its own game

By in News posted Oct July 26th, 2014 No comments

The song Little Apple from a music video made by the Chopsticks Brothers has taken China by storm ever since its release. This is also the song used in the hilarious parody video starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un that North Korea wants erased from the internet. But the adventures of grass root talent and music duo Chopsticks Brothers didn’t start with, or will it end with this unique music video.

This MV is actually a promotional short for a new movie called Old Boy: The Way Of The Dragon.Without any marquee stars or a big budget, the movie with a unique mix of comedy, action and music became a blockbuster within 4 days of its release despite strong competition from such big name movies as Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Xiao Yang and Wang Taili, who team up as the Chopsticks Brothers, rose to fame when their 42-minute micro-film called Old Boys went viral after it was posted to the Youkou video portal site in 2010

K-Drama OST Roundup: EXO Chen Sings For ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love’

By in News posted Oct July 26th, 2014 No comments


(Photo : SBS ) EXO"s Chen sings for "It"s Okay, That"s Love."

K-Drama original soundtrack releases are back in full swing, following a summer that has been dominated by idol group releases. EXO member Chen, Kim Jaejoong, and Seo In Guk are among the high caliber artists that have participated in K-Drama soundtracks.

Chen delivers the track “Best Luck” for part one of the “It’s Okay, That’s Love” soundtrack. "Best Luck" topped real time charts Olleh, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada upon its release.

"Best Luck" is a soulful R&B track which captures the emotional range of "It"s Okay, That"s Love." 


“It’s Okay, That’s Love” stars actors Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo, and EXO’s D

\"Roaring Currents\" takes epic sea battle to big screen

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

Choi Min-sik (left) of "Old Boy" fame tackles his most ambitious role yet, the Joseon Admiral Yi Sun-sin in the upcoming film "Roaring Currents". Half of the film depicts the Battle of Myeongnyang, during which Yi fought off 330 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Provided by CJ Entertainment

In October 1597, the Battle of Myeongnyang raged in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea, near Jindo. It could have been exceptional luck, strategy or the turn of the tides that saw Admiral Yi Sun-sin triumph over a fleet of 330 Japanese ships, with just 12 of his own. But regardless, when it was announced that the story of this epic battle would be made into a film, many wondered if the project was too ambitious. At a press conference for "Roaring Currents" on Monday, director Kim Han-min joined cast members to talk about his decision to take on one of the greatest moments in Korean history

Park Hae Jin′s Chinese Drama ′Qian Duo Duo′s Marriage Story′ to Air in Japan Following Great Success

By in News posted Oct July 22nd, 2014 No comments

Park Hae Jin has been blazing a trail in Chinese dramas.

Park Hae Jin has been busy not only in Korea but also in China thanks to the success of his many dramas.

His Chinese drama Qian Duo Duo′s Marriage Story and Korean dramas My Daughter Seo Young, You Who Came From the Stars and Doctor Stranger have all been hits in China.

Qian Duo Duo′s Marriage Story let the actor break records in China in 2011 by getting over 30 billion views in total on the online video site LeTV. At the time of its release on LeTV, it reached 270 million views in a mere week and 1.5 billion views in two.

This record still stands, and was a feat big enough to grab him the LeTV Biggest Asian Star Award

Who Should Play the Title Role in Korean Remake of “Nodame Cantabile?”

By in News posted Oct July 16th, 2014 No comments

There has been a lot of heated discussions on who should play the lead female character of “Nodame” in the Korean remake of the hit 2006 Japanese drama “Nodame Cantabile” after YoonA of Girls’ Generation was named as one of the actresses being considered for the part. Most people are unhappy with the casting, while there are some who see the potential in the young idol/actress. The reaction was unlike any for casting news for this drama. Joo Won, Dohee, and Bae Yoon Sik have already been confirmed for the drama.

It is hard to remake such a popular drama, both a ratings and critical hit, let alone fill the shoes of an actress who has made the role so iconic. Japanese actress Ueno Juri played the role of Megumi Noda (nicknamed Nodame) when she was 20 years old, winning the ”Best Lead Actress” at the 51st Television Drama Academy Awards in Japan for her highly praised portrayal

Vote for Your Favorite K-Dramas and Celebs for “Seoul International Drama 2014”

By in News posted Oct July 16th, 2014 No comments

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Hey Soompiers!

Soompi is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting the voting for the Outstanding Korean Drama category for “Seoul International Drama 2014” [henceforth, written as SDA 2014] for the second year in a row! That’s right! If you were around for the voting last year, you’ll remember just how fierce and close the competition was.

Read: [Exclusive] “Seoul International Drama Awards 2013″ Winners and Performances from Kara, 4minute, B.A.P and More!

There are three sub-categories within Outstanding Korean Drama: Drama, Actor, Actress.

Your vote will decide who will take home the crown in the respective categories and the competition again looks pretty fierce with big names on the nomination list!

Vote here: http://www

Big Bang, Infinite, B.A.P and VIXX Appear at the top of Oricon Charts

By in News posted Oct July 3rd, 2014 No comments

More good news from Korean boy groups!

According to the Oricon Charts on July 3, Big Bang′s 2014 Big Bang +α Concert in Seoul was the concert DVD that sold the most copies on July 2.

Big Bang′s DVD also ranked second in the daily chart for all DVD types that day.

Big Bang wasn′t the only Korean boy band on the charts, as Infinite, B.A.P and VIXX also showed up in top ranks.

Infinite′s Last Romeo, also released on July 2, was in second place on the daily singles chart with 32,455 copies sold.

B.A.P′s B.A.P Second Adventure [30,000 Miles on Earth] was right behind Big Bang on the concert DVD chart at third.

It also showed up on the chart for all DVD types at ninth.

The Leo edition of VIXX′s Darkest Angels could be found on no

TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, and 2PM rank in the Top 50 on Oricon’s Half-Year Charts

By in News posted Oct July 2nd, 2014 No comments
TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls" Generation, and 2PM ranked in the Top 50 on Oricon"s Half-Year Charts!


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According to the Japanese charts, TVXQ and Big Bang ranked #6 on the Top 50 album and DVD chart, respectively. TVXQ"s "TREE", which was released in March and sold 263,080 in the first half of the year, ranked #6 on the Top 50 Albums Chart which is the highest ranking among Korean artists this year. TVXQ"s "TENSE" also sold 50,685 copies, ranking #47 on the chart.


Girls" Generation"s "LOVE & PEACE", which was released in December sold 170,898 copies in the first half of the year, ranking #14 on the Top 50 Albums Chart, which is the highest rank for a Korean girl group this year