Big Episode 11 Spoilers Korean Drama
Warning- there are spoilers for the first ten episodes of ‘To the Beautiful You‘ ahead!
Due to what is either poor planning or unfortunate timing, the idol-laden KBS drama ‘To the Beautiful You’ has been struggling to gain viewers, consistently coming last in broadcast ratings for its Wednesday and Thursday night slots.This may be due to premiering during the final episodes of the wildly-popular ‘Bridal Mask‘ (KBS2), and now running at the same time as another popular drama, ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ (MBC).In addition, this drama runs late at night, even though it is targeted at a younger demographic of viewers and should probably be playing a little earlier in the evening.
The new SBS drama “Man from the Stars” kicked off on December 18 taking over the Wednesday/Thursday time slot from Heirs. I will be covering this fantasy rom-com for Soompi on a weekly basis. Please be sure to check in and share your thoughts about this drama!
When Do Min Joon landed on Earth 400 years ago, he didn’t realize how much he would dislike living there. He doesn’t age, making it very hard to build relationships with other people, and his super abilities like extra sensitive hearing and the power to stop time don’t seem to do him much good. It’s understandable that over time Min Joon has developed a very cynical outlook towards human life. How will this viewpoint change as he interacts with the loud and opinionated actress Chun Song Yi? As fate would have it, these two already have a deep connection, a connection which spans over 400 years. Get ready for a romance that is out of this world!
Warning: Contains Spoilers
Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles. Set in high school, the kids were faced with teenage problems such as the hopes and dreams for the future, the mystery of girls and the era of first loves.
I think it”s pretty safe to say that I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I did watch, there was one that I was obsessed with. There was another one I cannot believe to this day that I even finished considering how terrible it was but I”ll get to that next week. This week is a focus on the good and keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the best drama of 2013 out of the ones I”ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).
Joseon Gunman, Episodes 5-14: Gunning for Revenge Written by Joyce On August 20, 2014
Joseon Gunman is practically synonymous with Lee Jun-ki, serving as an extension of his action-filled resume. The more I watch, the more amazed I am how how far he has come since his My Girl days, carving a niche for himself as an action thriller star.
Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.
After the first four episodes laid the groundwork for his revenge motive, the darker plot and tone starts to really kick in from there onwards. Yoon-kang (Lee Jun-ki) doesn’t disappoint as a lead character, bringing to the plate an intricately woven transformation from a carefree nobleman to a gunman full of vengeance, equipped with a occasionally questionable moral compass. The sneaky thing about portraying lead characters in a 100% heroic light is that it often leaves the hero’s actions predictable and obvious. Yoon-kang deviates from this norm, making clear that his life has been too unfair for him to care about anyone other than himself. His one goal is to take revenge for his father, and he’s doesn’t care who gets in his way. He’s so disillusioned to the point that he went as far as to slap his sister, Yeon-ha, to keep up the ruse that he’s merely a Japanese businessman.
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…
When six of the nation”s top picks for K-drama villains appeared on this week”s episode of “Running Man“, the stage was set for a perfect mashup of action and drama!
Featuring Lee Yu Ri, Choi Yeo Jin, Seo Woo, Yoo In Young and Kim Min Seo, this is one episode you shouldn”t miss.
With twelve people paired up into six teams, it was revealed that one of the couples was the heir to a massive fortune. The winners of each mini-game would be told a hint toward the true identity of the heir, along with a chance to switch the couples around.
5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 10/27 – 11/2 Written by Johnelle On November 7, 2014
The last week in K-popverse brought us another couple of promising K-dramas in Pride and Prejudice and Birth of a Beauty, along with more K-pop comebacks and debuts and tons of laughter on the K-variety front.
The following are my picks for the best 5 Things that happened in K-pop last week. If you are not up-to-date with your K-pop, K-dramas, etc. and don’t like spoilers, do not proceed. You have been warned.
SB End-Of-Year Review: The Best Dramas Of 2014 Written by Seoulbeats On December 18, 2014
2014 was a year when we saw everything from alien to liars to remakes in the drama-sphere. Export prices for dramas shot up the roof this past year, and it’s a good reminder that the Korean wave is more than just about music and idols, as Korean dramas certainly have their own attraction as they actually appeal to a wider range of audience, young and old. Following up from the mid-year review, the drama fanatics on the team are back to bring you our thoughts and feelings on 2014′s showing.
A Test of Endurance: Persevere Goo Hae-ra Ep. 1-4 Written by Chelsea On February 7, 2015
With script writers and producers from broadcasts like Real Men, Music Bank, Superstar K and Dancing 9 participating, Persevere Goo Hae-ra was loaded with potential as a musical drama — especially when one factors in its high production value by Mnet. Unfortunately, those expectations have fallen flat on their face and been repeatedly run over. It’s not simply that Persevere, Goo Hae-ra is disappointing — it’s just plain bad.
Name: 한예슬 / Han Ye Seul (Han Hye Seul)
Real name: Leslie Kim
Nickname: Barbie Doll
Profession: Actress and model
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Education: Cerritos High School, Cerritos College (Computer Graphics degree)
Specialties: Singing and dancing
Languages: English and Korean
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Name: 이다해 / Lee Da Hae (Yi Da Hae)
Real name: 변다혜 / Byun Da Hye (Byeon Da Hye)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: O
Family: Older brother
Talent agency: J. Tune Entertainment
Education: Burwood Girls High School (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Dongguk University (Theater and Film degree)
Hobbies: Watching movies
Languages: Korean and English
Has released a digital single called “If You are Willing To” (당신이 원하신다면) from the drama My Girl that she sang in episode 4
Lee and her family lived in Sydney, New South Wales for 5 years
Name: 김현중 / Kim Hyun Joong (Gim Hyeon Jung)
Profession: Actor, singer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Blood type: B
Star sign: Gemini
Family: Father, Mother and Older brother.
Education: Chungwon University – Performance Planning and Administration Department (March/2011)
Hobbies: Playing the guitar, piano, dancing
Talent Agency : Keyeast
Notes: He is the leader and eldest member of the Korean group SS501
The Faith – The Great Doctor Episode 12 Recap by njkim
Lee Min Ho as Choi Young
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo
Yoo Oh Sung as Gi Cheol
Lee Philip as Jang Bin
Ryu Duk Hwan as King Gong Min
Park Se Young as Princess Nogook
Sung Hoon as Chun Eum Ja
Shin Eun Jung as Hwa Soo In
Lee Byung Joon as Jo Il Sin
Hi:D Last time, GC came to know that CY gonna visit him, and ES goesto CY worrying about him. Is CY gonna in danger?! Let’s see
They walk back home and E tells her to go and rest. She asks if he isgoing with her to get the clothes tm but he tells her to go alone cuzhe isnt a sato who will follow a girl ghost around. he goes in and shemutters – that figures. I thought you were too nice to me all day. shelooks at the moon and says –you charlatan old fogey – how could you justgive me two (moons)
Jade and Hades are talking about fishing and food for fish. Jadetosses his line out and asks how is my form – look how all the fishgathered. hades says form wont catch the fish. in fishing the food hasto be good. jade says if I used that I used a good one. he changes thesubject and asks what are you going to do about arang – you have tosend her to heaven like you promised. Hades says I never promised butjade says you did so you are going to keep your promise right. Hadesasks if he has some personal plan to keep Arang in heaven so jade admitsto a personal plan. Jade thinks he caught a fish
J chases after TJ saying he is too upset right now. even if you gonow it’s too late so think about it and talk to her tm but he says no Ihave to go and talk to her right now. she says dont – wait a minute. ihave something to tell you. I was going to tell you a while ago too. hesays if it’s not imp but she says it’s imp. TJ: what is it? J: to tellthe truth – I am…but he says say it later. he walks off.
Hanna’s manager says Jang is really angry. talk to her, but hanna doesnt take her call.
GONG YOO as Seo Yoon Jae (Y)
LEE MIN JUNG asGil Da Ran (D)
BAEK SUNG HYUN as Gil Choong Sik – D’s younger brother. (CS)
SUZY as Jang Ma Ri (M)
SHIN WON HO as Kang Kyung Joon (K)
JANG HEE JIN as Lee Se Young. the female doctor who likes YJ. (S)
Starts from Y finding that key and then going out to meet S who runsover and hugs him. She says I worried so much – if something like thathappened you should have told me first. She tries to kiss him but hepushes her away saying-ya what are you. S says I love you and D callsout Y’s name. Y looks at D then at S and calls “YJ” a bad name. S saysto D: you were with him too. D thanks her for bringing Y’s stuff. S: Iam his friend. Y: a friend? D tells Y to thank S. S says to Y: if youare grateful, make me a drink. I want to drink what you make. D invitesher in for coffee but S ignores her again and says to Y: instead ofcoffee, let’s drink the tea you brought from London that you sharedwith me. D says that tea is good so come in. when D walks aheadwondering where that tea is, S grabs his arm and says: I want the two ofus to be together so cant you tell her to go? S calls out for D andsays there are some cookies that are delicious at the bakery so couldyou go buy some so we can eat with the tea. D says I will hurry and gobuy them. Y motions for her not to go. S mutters that D doesnt have anysense (about what’s going on) and tells Y “let’s go in.” Y pulls awayfrom her and calls out to D. he runs over and puts his arm around hershoulder. Y says to S: the two of us want to be alone so you go. D getsin his face and says your friend came all this way so we should havesome tea with her. Y says to S while trying to move D’s head out of hisway: that tea that seo YJ split with you, you drink that all alone. yousure are making a fuss about him splitting it with you. and if you wantto eat cookies. go home and buy it and eat it. no matter how much thattastes good, you eat it all alone-there is no need to divide that inhalf. D and S both call out his name. D: why are you like this to yourfriend. D smiles at S to go up and drink tea while she hurries and buysthe cookies and then go up. Y stops her and says dont go to buy cookies.D: I will just go and buy some cookies. Y: I wont eat it. I said I wonteat it so dont go to buy it. D: if your friend wants to eat somecookies, you should buy it and let them eat it. let go. Since shepersisted in going, Y picks D up and tells S: we wont eat cookies so yougo. arent you going? you sure dont have any tact. I want to be alonewith my fiance – just the two of us. so friend – go. He carries Dinside. D: why are you like this YJ shi?
Starts from M asking – are you KJ? D comes in and calls out his name.M cries and says: are you really KJ? KJ ah. She hugs K. suddenly shefaints so K carries her to his bed. D says she must have gotten hurt andwas shocked. she looks at the wound and says look at the blood. shemust have been scratched by the glass. thank goodness it doesnt lookserious huh? K says I cant look at blood. I will go buy medicine so takecare of M
CS tries to call M but she isnt picking up. maybe I should have gone with her.
Name: 윤은혜 / Yoon Eun Hye (Yun Eun Hye)
Nicknames: “JamGgoDae” (Stick) / “Pooh”
Profession: Actress, singer and model
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: O
Family: Younger brother
Talent agency: Kraze Entertainment
Education: Joong Kyung High School, Kyung Hee Cyber University (Tourism Management degree)