Big Korean Drama Episode Guide
Official Synopsis: Betrayed by his girlfriend Han Jae Hee (Park Si Yeon), Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong Ki) uses Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won), an heiress who has lost her memory, to exact his revenge.
Ratings: KBS ‘Nice Guy‘ was able to snatch the first place position from MBC‘s ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ as it achieved a rating of 13.3%, while ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ still followed closely behind with a 13.1% rating. With intense competition between the two, it’ll be interesting to see who will continue being the winner of the ratings game. Meanwhile, SBS ‘To the Beautiful You‘ was able to increase in its ratings slightly with a 4.6%.
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.
This drama draws on Hisaya Nakajo‘s manga series “Hana Kimi“ that was published by Hakusensha from 1996 to 2004. The Korean interpretation centers on Goo Jae Hee (Sulli), a Korean girl who live in the States, but transfers to an all-boys school in Korea.
Jae Hee decides on the transfer after watching a track and field competition on TV, and becomes inspired by high-jump athlete, Kang Tae Joon (Minho). She begins to idolize the young athlete and eventually transfers to Korea to go to the same school after he experiences an injury that may potentially end his athletic career.
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
While looking through some celebrity CFs (because who can deny that Korean CFs are pretty entertaining), I happened upon some of G-Dragon”s works and realized that he had been a model for Gmarket Global for some time now! His CFs went as far back as 2010 (a pretty big commitment) and ranged from entertaining MVs to fun informational clips, even featuring other Big Bang members for more eye candy.
Gmarket Global is a pretty eclectic online, open market that has the cheapest options for everything from fashion to beauty to K-Pop in both English and Chinese, so many K-Pop fans all over the world probably already know about it. As a global market, it comes as no surprise that the company chose one of the most well-known and energetic Hallyu stars of Korea to be the face of the company!
Getting to Know You: A Guide to “Roommate,” Season 2 Written by Morgan On November 12, 2014
While season one of Roommate was lukewarm, season two’s start is almost too hot to handle. With new household additions, loud and eccentric personalities thrive in the house, providing the laughs from the get go.
There is only so much entertainment you can get by watching people live together, yet this season’s cast are raising the bar from last season. Roommate primarily draws a viewer’s interest through the celebrities who appear on the show and despite the varieties in age and occupation; this brings limited amounts of new viewers if they don’t already have an interest in the celebrities. Would you watch an episode of 2NE1TV if you had no interest 2NE1? No. Season one did not do too well in the ratings despite the star-studded cast, but now with the addition of new cast members, Roommate has the chance to increase it’s viewers.
Chief Oh and Dong-shik freeze and stare at their unwelcome new team member, who smirks at their reaction and notes Geu-rae’s impressive luck in his position, considering his lacking credentials. He chooses to settle in at Dong-shik’s desk while the rest of Sales Team 3 remain stone-faced.
Chief Oh requests a new team member, but Manager Kim refuses to comply. He says that Chief Park is a great addition to his team, since he’s had a great record in the company. He tells Chief Oh to compromise and just prioritize work.
Late on the latest gossip, Seok-yul runs around the office frantically looking for Geu-rae to ask about Chief Park. When he finds him, Geu-rae ignores his hysteria and approaches Baek-ki to thank him for his help. Behind them, the audit team heads to Sales Team 3 with boxes to collect Chief Park’s items, and Seok-yul gapes at their sight.
Seok-yul follows Geu-rae to the scene, where Chief Oh and Dong-shik watch the auditors pile all of Chief Park’s papers into boxes. Dong-shik notes that this is the biggest case of corruption since the company’s founding. As the audit team leaves, Geu-rae narrates the series of events that followed: all the previous bosses Chief Park worked under were called into examination, meaning that Manager Kim also couldn’t avoid blame.
Shenyang, China. In a dark alley, a young man speaks with his mother on the phone, reassuring her that he’s traveling up from Busan. Let’s go ahead and introduce our hero by name: KIM SUN-WOO (Kim Jaejoong), whose smooth delivery flawlessly masks the lies he tells.
He climbs into a car, briefcase in hand, but barely drives off a few yards before a truck slams into the car. Several goons emerge and break in to confiscate the briefcase from an unconscious Sun-woo, and are instructed to nick his wallet and watch so it looks like petty larceny.
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)
KBS 2TV‘s ‘Nice Guy‘ came in 1st place in viewer ratings for this week’s latest episode.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, Shin Min Ah and Lee Jun Ki’s “Arang and the Magistrate” is currently number 1 in terms of Wed-Thurs drama ratings race. According to AGB Nielsen, the fantasy series recorded 14.5%, a 0.4% increase from the night before. It’s newest competitor “Nice Guy,” starring Moon Chae Won and Song Joong Ki, dropped down to single digits within the second episode, recording 9.9%. Meanwhile, “To the Beautiful You,” starring idols f(x)’s Sulli and SHINee’s Minho saw a slight increase, recording 5.8%.