"Three Days" has made a record as the Korean drama exported at the highest price in the Chinese market according to its production company Golden Thumb Pictures, beating out SBS"s "You Who Came From The Stars," which held the previous record.
On March 5, chief Kim Yong Hun of Golden Thumb Pictures said, "In the past, the Chinese market proposed an amount that was not even 10,000 dollars an episode. However, "Three Days" has been sold for almost five times that amount. After we checked for confirmation, that was officially the highest price ever among exported Korean dramas."
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It turned out that none other than China"s biggest video site "Youku" purchased the rights to "Three Days
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
Official posters for the upcoming action thriller drama “Three Days” have been released.
On February 24, SBS released three new posters that made the drama look like a blockbuster film, further hyping up the public for the upcoming series.
One poster shows Han Tae Kyung’s (played by Park Yoochun) charisma as he is on duty to protect Lee Dong Hwi (played by Son Hyun Joo). The main poster shows Park Yoo Chun pointing a gun and the rest of the main cast including Park Ha Sun, Soh Yi Hyun, Yoon Jae Moon, Choi Won Young and Jang Hyun Sung.
Two different teaser clips have been revealed, which have immediately shot up on the real-time search chart after its release.
The production company commented, “The four posters portray the tension and thrill that the drama will bring
Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?
Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?
Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.
Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face
G-Dragon is receiving attention all over the world for his accomplishments in music and fashion and the latest to recognize his achievements is "HYPEBEAST
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G-Dragon posed for the cover of their magazine"s first issue of 2014 titled, "The Rhapsody Issue", with his signature swag and style that is recognized both in Korea and overseas.
HYPEBEAST wrote, "The rising influence of G-Dragon encapsulates the current state of affairs in popular culture and the South Korean pop star epitomizes the synonymity that fashion and music share. For this reason, G-Dragon, a.k.a. Kwon Ji-Yong, stands as the face of the cover feature — an in-depth look at the synergy between his music and fashion, the interesting partnership that he has with his stylist and what the future holds for the talented artist
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.
This is your Weekly High Five!
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Ryang Hyun and Ryang Ha Plan to Make Their Comeback After 7 Years
DMTN’s Daniel Wins Appeal, Jail Sentence Changed to Probation
Ye Eun Celebrates Wonder Girls’ 7th Anniversary
Actor Oh Ji Ho to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend in April
Sohee Finds a New Home at Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo’s Agency
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STELLAR Criticized for Using Sexually Suggestive Marketing Tactics
[Gallery] Performances and Highlights from the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
YG Announces February 24 Comeback for 2NE1 with “CRUSH”
KBS Bans All H
BIGBANG’s T.O.P was chosen as “Most Wanted Boyfriend” on Mnet’s “Super Idol Chart Show.”
The Valentine’s Day episode, which aired on February 14, revealed the rankings of idols stars on the “Most Wanted Boyfriend” list.
The MCs, Super Junior‘s Ryeowook and Beast‘s Dong Woon, were given hints to guess the number 1 idol. Their first hint given was comments from survey participants, “I picked him as the ‘Perfect Male Idol Boyfriend’ because if we’re together, I get to feel superior too,” “Because of his stunning visuals, we’ll receive attention wherever we go,” and “He has looks that I want to show off to everyone.”
While all the MCs could guess from the first hint was that the idol had good looks, the second hint gave everything away
With the Olympics going on, KBS, MBC and SBS will be canceling their dramas and variety shows for Tuesday night.
On February 11, it was announced that the three major broadcast stations will be holding off the next episodes of dramas and variety shows to highlight the 2014 Sochi Olympic events.
This means that SBS’ A Warm Word and My Heart Beats, KBS’ new drama, The Full Sun and Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports, and MBC’s Empress Ki will be not broadcast on the night of February 11.
Instead, the broadcast stations will be focusing on Olympic events, such as Speed Skating Women’s 500m event, in which Lee Sang Hwa, previous gold medalist in the event, will be participating in
Chu Sa Rang is definitely not an easy girl to please!
On the February 9 episode of KBS 2TV‘s “Superman Returns,” Chu Sung Hoon and his daughter paid a visit to world star Rain‘s practice room and went out for a meal together.
The singer had prepared a Minnie Mouse plushie for the young Mickey Mouse lover, and confessed that he is a big fan of her. He also made a request to turn down the volume of music as Chu Sa Rang entered the building, showing his affection for the adorable girl.
As the three moved to a restaurant, Rain revealed he reserved a table at a Korean restaurant, as he heard Chu Sa Rang loves seaweed and Korean food. He then handed her lunch boxes filled with grapes and seaweed, which are some of her favorite snacks
Actor Yeo Jin Goo appeared on the January 26 episode of SBS’s “Running Man” along with ZE:A’s Im Siwan and Tiny G’s Do Hee, and participated in a ‘Korean chessboard – Letter from Hong Kong’ race.
Yoo Jae Seok introduced Yeo Jin Goo as 2014’s ‘rising star,’ and after feeling the actor’s arm, said, “Jin Goo, you’ve been exercising?” surprised at how much the actor has grown. At this, Yeo Jin Goo seemed a little embarrassed, and explained that he really likes sports.
On the episode, Yeo Jin Goo teamed up with Yoo Jae Suk and participated in the ‘Running Water Land Big 3’ game, where he showed a strong confidence in diving. When he stepped onto the 7.5m (24.6 ft) diving board, Yoo Jae Suk tried to stop him, but he said, “7
Spotted: pastel oversized coat! The oversized coat has been one of the biggest trends in the fall of 2013. Not only is it featured on the runway, it is also a trend that is apparent in Korean dramas and Prime Minister and I is no different. Nam Da Jeong (YoonA) wears a purplish pink oversized coat with a bow blouse to add a more feminine touch. The pastel colour lightens up the look as oversize coats can look a little bulky and heavy.
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1. ZARA, Mohair Coat
2. ZARA, Boucle Coat
3. Topshop, Wool Skirted Coat
4. French Connection, Glorious Wool Oversized Coat
I Need Romance 3 - Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.
The drama begins with a little girl walking in the first snowfall of the year with a cute French song playing in the background. Where’s she going? The male narrator tells us that she was going to see him shortly after exiting his mother’s womb
Hello everyone! I"m a new writer here with a new column called "Style Coverage". Join me on a wonderful adventure through Korean dramas while picking up tips and pointers for your own personal style. Hope we"ll have a fantastic time digging through the closets of our favourite drama characters! First up is episode 1 of "Can We Love?" xoxo
Being 39 is a nightmare. Love doesn"t turn out well, neither does money... nor success. What"s worse, you"re counting down to the big four-oh. Quarter-life crisis was long gone and mid-life crisis is anxiously waiting for your arrival. Life is just a crisis. At least for these three women.
Need a hug already? Why not just bundle up in a huge comforting scarf. That"ll do the trick.
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At least this will keep you warm in this cold, harsh world
We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!
The Consequences of Kissing Song Yi
Min Joon spends the first half of Episode 9 recovering from an extremely high fever. Turns out he’s not immune to human saliva, in fact, it makes him extremely sick. He may have initiated the kiss, but I have a feeling he’ll be thinking twice before leaning in for another
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
Even though the two seem to stick together for most of their public appearances, the two members of TVXQ have been working ‘together and apart’ for some years now, with each of them taking on solo projects in dramas, movies and even variety shows.
With TVXQ being voted for this week’s Star of the Week, we’ve decided to take a look into some of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin’s individual accomplishments so far.
U-Know Yunho in Yawang
U-Know Yunho has always shown his passion as an actor, making his way into the small screens through sitcoms and short dramas, and finally taking a major role in SBS’s drama Yawang, where he acted as ‘Baek Do Hoon,’ a rich guy who falls deeply and madly in love with ‘Joo Da Hae,’ who has evil plans to attain power through him
This week brought another fabulous pair of “Man from the Stars” episodes. The unique combination of suspense, romance, and comedy continue to make for excellent entertainment. Min Joon’s role as Song Yi’s protector gets put to the test at many points during these two episodes. From falling fish bowls to runaway cars, Min Joon sure has has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he has some pretty cool superpowers to help him out. The writer does a wonderful job balancing the nail-biting suspense with laugh-out-loud funny interactions. Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions when you watch this show!
Min Joon Saves the Day
In the climatic end of Episode 7, Min Joon stretches his powers to the max in order to rescue Song Yi from an immediate death. Be sure to add stopping a car with his bare hands to the list of awesome things Min Joon can do
America’s Fuse TV will air special K-Pop episodes featuring YG artists among others, such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Lee Hi, Winner and more.
Fuse TV prepared a series of episodes under the title Fuse Loves Seoul: From K-Pop to Hiphop, introducing some of the YG artists.
2NE1’s will be featured first on January 13 followed by YG Entertainment on 14, Big Bang and T.O.P on 15, Big Bang’s Taeyang on 16, Epik High on 21 and Lee Hi on 22. Winner will be included on January 14’s broadcast.
Fuse TV had visited YG Entertainment between the end of last November and beginning of December to conduct interviews with the YG artists, who revealed their thoughts on music as well as their daily activities.
Fuse TV had also reported on January 9, “Fuse declared 2012 was the year K-pop crossed over and last year the scene proved it was getting even hotter
Perhaps it is time to see another baton pass between female idol members in the realm of acting. Dal Shabet’s Subin has expressed her desire to act with Tiny-G’s Do Hee.
Tiny-G’s Do Hee left her mark in the Korean acting scene when she showcased her smooth dialect and angry glare through her character Yoon Jin in tvN’s “Reply 1994.” Recently, Dal Shabet’s Subin showed praise to the Tiny-G member, and expressed her own desires to grow in the field of acting.
Dal Shabet held their showcase for their 7th mini album “B.B.B” on January 8.
At the showcase, Subin stated, “In the future, if an opportunity for acting is given, I will do my best and work hard. Recently, I became friends with Do Hee. That’s why I want to learn acting with Do Hee
Hi Soompiers, and Happy New Year 2014!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Time simply flies past, doesn’t it? It feels like yesterday when Christmas decorations hit the store shelves, but now we are already trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions and become better versions of ourselves. And talking of resolutions…
To start the year off on a fresh note, I decided to share with you some useful information on coming to Korea, mainly to study. I am sure there are many of you who have been wondering how to visit Korea or how to live here for a longer period of time. Trust me, I have been there, and I would now like to share my experiences with you and give you tips that you might find helpful when planning your stay.
Just to give you a short introduction of myself and my past, I stayed in Korea as a high school exchange student from February 2010 until January 2011, visited Korea for two weeks in March 2012, and finally moved here in February 2013