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Sohee May Be Set For First K-Drama Role After Leaving JYP & Wonder Girls

By in News posted Oct October 21st, 2014 No comments

 

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On October 20, cable network tvN provided a statement to Korean news outlet Newsen to address casting news regarding former Wonder Girls member Sohee. The statement indicated that Sohee is in consideration for the upcoming K-Drama “Heart to Heart. In coverage from the English language outlet Enews, the tvN representative stated “It appears that Sohee will appear in “Heart to Heart.” We are discussing the final details right now.”

Sohee is in consideration for the role of Go Sae. “Heart To Heart” focuses on mental health issues with the characters interacting within a psychiatric facility. Go Sae is the sister to the lead female character in "Heart To Heart

T.O.P.’s Acting Evolution: Tracing The BIGBANG Star’s Onscreen Roles

By in News posted Oct October 15th, 2014 No comments

He may be known primarily as a rapper from BIGBANG, but T.O.P., aka Choi Seung Hyun, is chalking up a nice chunk of credits on his acting resume. The sometimes model was most recently seen in the film “Tazza: The Hidden Card” (sequel to the 2006 film, “Tazza: The High Rollers”).

In “Tazza : The Hidden Card,” T.O.P. plays Ham Dae Gil, a wunderkind gambler in the omnibus sequel. The lighthearted feature takes audiences through the shady world of gambling alongside cast members Honey Lee, Shin Se Kyung, Kim Yun Seok, and Yoo Hae Jin.

T.O.P.’s early foray into acting was as terse, fresh-faced bad boy Choi Moo Shin in 2007‘s “I Am Sam,” a drama starring the then-fledgling Park Min Young and Yang Dong Geun (with a cast that included Lee Min Ho, pre-”Boys Before Flowers” curls)

Filmmaker Salima Koroma Talks About 'Bad Rap' Documentary Featuring Jay Park, Dumbfoundead & Other Korean-American Hip-Hop Artists [Exclusive Interview]

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


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Is it safe to call you a filmmaker/editor/director extraordinaire?

Haha. Extraordinaire? That"s epic! I don"t want to be like Kanye West where I"m going around telling people I"m a genius or an extraordinaire - but hopefully one day I can be considered a household name. A filmmaker who"s made a huge, very important mark. I want people to know and respect the work I do because I love creating films! But right now, I"m just working on getting my filmmaking skills up and learning from other talented people.

You"re currently working on a documentary called "Bad Rap." Please tell our readers about this awesome film.

If you live in America or anywhere, really - think about how many Asian-American rappers there are

"My Lovely Girl" Is A Big Hit In China

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

 

Rain and Krystal"s drama "My Lovely Girl" is doing well among Chinese viewers.

SBS"s Wednesday-Thursday drama "My Lovely Girl" is raking in impressive views from Chinese audiences, as reflected in the show"s viewership from two of China"s largest video-hosting sites, Youku and Tudou.

It was reported "My Lovely Girl" received over 7.5 million views in its first day of broadcast, reaching more than 40 million views within its first ten days. As of writing, it is the most viewed Korean drama, and the third most viewed drama in China.

This shows that "My Lovely Girl" surpassed the hit dramas "Man From The Star" and "It"s Okay, It"s Love" when it comes to viewership for its first few days.

On the average, a Korean drama would reach around 150 million views over its broadcast period, and with the rising numbers of the viewers of "My Lovely Girl" for its first episodes, it would be no surprise if the drama reaches this figure soon

Digital Video Network DramaFever Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Exclusive Fall Premieres

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments

Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres

DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles. DramaFever began as the North American home for Korean dramas in 2009 – and has since brought this addictive genre to U.S. Millennials of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The network has grown from 2.5 million unique monthly viewers in 2012 to 10 million in 2013 and more than 20 million today

Big Bang's T.O.P: From Rapper To Film Star

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments
(Photo : YG Entertainment, CJ Entertainment ) T.O.P has transitioned from Big Bang member to established actor.

“Tazza: The Hidden Card” starring Big Bang"s T.O.P (Choi Seung Hyun) is opening in select American theaters on September 26.

“Tazza: The Hidden Card” marks the film return of T.O.P, who starred in the 2013 spy film “Commitment.”

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T.O.P in "Tazza: The Hidden Card."

T.O.P has is Ham Dae Gil, the male lead in “Tazza: The Hidden Card.” Dae Gil is an accomplished gambler, who is forced into a life on the run, following a botched deal. His situation is further complicated, when he is reunited with his ex-girlfriend, Mi Na. Mi Na is played by actress Shin Se Kyung.


“Tazza: The Hidden Card” is the follow up to the wildly successful 2006 film, “Tazza: The High Rollers

7 K-Drama Kings and their Successors

By in News posted Oct September 17th, 2014 No comments
As K-Drama fans, we instantly recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korea"s version of Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists and basking in the spotlight on our TV/computer screens.

There"s a reason that these actors are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation of acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors that we can expect to reign in the future? The current princes who can claim the future vacant thrones.


Last time, allkpop rounded up a list of 7 top actresses and their second generation counterparts. Now, here are some of allkpop"s choices for 7 K-Drama Kings and their successors

[Spoiler] Added episode 9 captures for the Korean drama “Discovery of Romance”

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

Added episode 9 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 10

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

Added episode 10 for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance"

Watch on DramaFever

"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)

Ueno Juri: “I Can’t Wait to See the Korean Version of ‘Nodame Cantabile’”

By in News posted Oct September 14th, 2014 No comments

Japanese actress Ueno Juri, who rose to stardom through her role as Nodame in the original version of “Nodame Cantabile,” has shared her thoughts on the upcoming Korean remake of the Japanese hit drama.

During her recent visit to Korea, the actress sat down with Yonhap News to discuss her expectations for the anticipated drama starring Shim Eun Kyung. As Ueno Juri herself became one of Japan’s most loved actresses in 2006, when “Nodame Cantabile” enjoyed explosive popularity, the piece holds a special place in her heart.

In regards to the Korean version, she said, “I don’t think I can set any expectations for it. I just can’t wait to see it.”

“I was glad to hear that a Korean remake is in the works

[Spoiler] Added episode 7 captures for the Korean drama “Discovery of Romance”

By in News posted Oct September 10th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 7 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)

7 K-Drama Queens and their Successors

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments
As K-Drama fans, we recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korean Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists, and basking in the spotlight of our TV/computer screens.

There"s a reason that these actors/actresses are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors/actresses that we can expect to reign in the future? Here are some of allkpop"s choices for 7 K-Drama queens and their successors. Take a look!


The Quirky Princess


When it comes to acting naive, confused, yet cute like a Disney fairytale princess, Yoon Eun Hye ("Goong", "Coffee Prince") is the best

[Video] Added Korean drama “Discovery of Romance” episode 7

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 7 for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance"

Watch on DramaFever

"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)

Dramas big on video-streaming site

By in News posted Oct September 8th, 2014 No comments

According to Park Suk, CEO and co-founder of DramaFever, Korean dramas will hold sway over global content from next year onward."There are several platforms, including video-streaming sites the world over, and Korean dramas are the most in-demand among viewers worldwide", he said Wednesday at Broadcast Worldwide 2014, the largest international broadcasting trade fair, held at COEX, southern Seoul.Park, who has a master"s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School and previously worked as a media industry analyst, was the keynote speaker at the event.Established in 2009, DramaFever is a video-streaming website that offers on-demand documentaries, movies and television programs with subtitles. With 18 million subscribers, it is the biggest content-streaming website for Asian dramas in the United States and has won contracts with both YouTube and Amazon to supply content

Alien love story steals the show at Seoul drama festival

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I walks down the red carpet prior to the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4.

"My Love from the Star", an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world"s biggest international television soap opera festivals, that was held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4. "My Love from the Star" had the honor of winning the prize for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who plays Do Min-jun in the TV show, captured two prizes, the Netizen Popularity Award and the Best Actor for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Do is an alien that arrived on earth 400 years ago during Joseon times (1392-1910)

12 Amazing K-Drama Style Music Videos By K-Pop Idols

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

We all love watching Korean dramas. Most of us are probably even guilty of neglecting the real world from time to time so we can go on K-drama benders and marathon our favorite shows.

They suck you in, make you laugh and cry, and keep you glued to your seat because you just HAVE to know if your favorite couple is going to end up together, or if the handsome spy is going to survive until the end. But K-dramas aren’t just exclusive to TV. Here’s a list of some of the best music videos with K-drama style plots!

1. T-ara, “Cry Cry”

Starting off the list is “Cry Cry,” just one of many K-drama style MV’s from T-ara. The action-packed video follows a gangster, played by Cha Seungwon, who has to deal with the consequences of his actions when he murders a man in front of his young daughter

12 of the best k-drama style music videos

By in News posted Oct September 5th, 2014 No comments

We all love watching Korean dramas. Most of us are probably even guilty of neglecting the real world from time to time so we can go on K-drama benders and marathon our favorite shows.

They suck you in, make you laugh and cry, and keep you glued to your seat because you just HAVE to know if your favorite couple is going to end up together, or if the handsome spy is going to survive until the end. But K-dramas aren’t just exclusive to TV. Here’s a list of some of the best music videos with K-drama style plots!

1. T-ara, “Cry Cry”

Starting off the list is “Cry Cry,” just one of many K-drama style MV’s from T-ara. The action-packed video follows a gangster, played by Cha Seungwon, who has to deal with the consequences of his actions when he murders a man in front of his young daughter

A Korean drama sold to China at a record high of $3.2 million

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

"My Lovely Girl", a new Korean television series to be aired by SBS, a major broadcasting network, on Sep. 17, has been sold at the record price of 200,000 US dollars per episode.

SBS said on Tuesday that it signed a copyright contract over the series with Youku Tudou, China`s largest video hosting website. The series has 16 episodes and the total price is up to 3.2 billion won (3.2 million dollars). "Fated to Love You", an MBC series starring actor Jang Hyeok and actress Jang Nara, and "It"s Okay, That"s Love", an SBS series starring actor Jo In-Seong and actress Kong Hyo-jin, had been sold to China at the highest price of 120,000 dollars per episode.

Rain returns to acting with "My Lovely Girl" in four years. He grew popular in China with Full House with actress Song Hye-kyo

[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)