With May rolling in, many idols have featured in the new spring dramas. Among the many idol actors, SISTAR‘s Bora, Rainbow‘s Woori, VIXX‘s Hong Bin, and BIG BANG‘s Seungri have created some buzz between drama viewers. So how are they doing acting in major dramas?
SISTAR’s Bora will feature as a North Korean defector in the upcoming SBS drama “Doctor Stranger.” Known as SISTAR’s sexy rapper, Bora will make her acting debut as Park Hoon‘s, played by actor Lee Jong Suk, close friend. Despite her closeness with Lee Jong Suk’s character, even calling him hyung, Bora’s character will be a one who has a one sided love for Park Hoon
On April 13th, the B.A.P
boys touched down in New York for their 2nd ever concert in the Big Apple!
One of the staff members told me that there were girls waiting overnight, and I know some people who were there from the crack of dawn to see their boys up close. The doors opened at 6:30, and fans poured into the Best Buy Theater to get as close as they could.
Sadly enough, with so little space to breathe and move comfortably, I saw one girl getting carried out even before the concert started. Throughout the concert, the crowd had to part here and there to allow room for various girls to get carried out. All this even though the staff did their best to cool the audience down by fanning them, cranking up the AC, spraying them with cool water, and handing out water bottles continuously
Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon went on a romantic bike date in new stills from the upcoming drama, “Doctor Stranger.”
The new SBS drama “Doctor Stranger” released stills of Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon with big smiles as they ride bicycles together in a scenic spring atmosphere. Lee Jong Suk’s expression, in particular, is noticeable considering the darker brooding images of his character in previous stills.
Staff members of the drama praised the two actors for their natural portrayal of two young people who are experiencing a beautiful first love together.
“Doctor Stranger” will air its first episode on April 28.
Lee Jong Suk Is a Brooding North Korean Doctor in New “Doctor Stranger” Stills Jin Se Yeon Responds to Criticisms on Drama Overlap with “Age of Feeling” and “Doctor Stranger” Park Hae Jin Is a Serious Surgeon in “Doctor Stranger” Character Stills Tags Doctor StrangerJin Se YeonLee Jong Suk
Now we know that Choo Sarang
takes after her mother Yano Shiho with her "eating broadcast" on "Superman is Back"!
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In the preview for the upcoming episode, Yano Shiho flew to reunite with Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang in Jeju Island for a family trip and took big bites of delicious Korean food, saying, "It"s delicious!" Her adorable "eating broadcast" received alot of attention as it reminded fans of her daughter"s equally adorable "eating broadcast".
Check out all of the "superman" mothers coming to Jeju Island for Lee Hwi Jae"s twins" first birthday party on the next episode this Sunday!
With just a week to go before the first episode, SBS’ Angel Eyes unveiled new still cuts of Big Bang’s Seungri in uniform.
On March 31, Angel Eyes released new photos of Teddy Seo, Seungri’s character in the drama.
The first shoot took place on March 18 in Paju with the new recruitment ceremony, including Seungri’s character. Seungri easily received the okay sign from director Park Shin Woo for his flawless acting, speaking Konglish (Korean+English) mixed with a Chungchung-do accent.
Seungri plays a gyopo (Korean American) from Texas, who dreamt of being an EMT. Teddy Seo is a passionate and energetic young man, who grew up in the hands of his grandmother in Chungchung-do. He will be acting as Ku Hye Sun’s partner in the drama.
“There was a scene where I had to give CPR as an EMT, so I actually went to learn how to do it
Three Days: Episode 6 Recap by Dramabeans
March 7, 5:30 AM. 33 hours, 30 minutes after the sniping.
Cha-young is investigating the tennis court gates at the presidential villa. If the sniper was stationed inside the villa, the gate had to be open to allow a clear shot. But in her interrogation at the end of Episode 5, Cha-young was told that the gates were closed at the time of the shooting.
She times herself running from the gate to the office. Seven minutes. Even if Ham could have made it in 5 minutes, it still wouldn’t be fast enough. The blackout and the shooting were almost simultaneous. There’s only one possible answer: Ham had an accomplice at the tennis court gate — someone else from inside the Secret Service
On the March 19 episode of “Radio Star,” guest Simon D opened up about his ex-girlfriend Lady Jane and also talked about the infamous diss battle involving some of hip-hop’s biggest names in Korea.
Simon D shared that he still keeps in touch and maintains a good friendship with Lady Jane even amongst the ruthless teasing from the “Radio Star” DJs who accused him of still having feelings for her.
He shared that he even invited Lady Jane to his birthday party but met with the response, “Are you crazy? Is this Hollywood or something?” This made the studio erupt in laughter.
Later during the show, Simon D and Lady Jane got connected on the phone where the two exchanged a pleasant conversation, with Lady Jane cheering him on for broadcast.
Then, the rapper also opened up about the diss battle that shook up the Korean media
The new MBC drama Cunning Single Lady is a fun and modern drama about love and revenge. The drama portrays the relationship between divorced lovers when they meet again after three years of no contact. The ex-husband Jung Woo (Joo Sang-Wook) is now a top business man and multimillionaire, and the ex-wife Na Ae Ra (Lee Min-Jung) lived clueless of her ex-husband’s success for three years. The drama follows the complex relationship between the ex-lovers after their fateful reunion at the police station. The show gives us a good perspective on the serious topic of divorce while also making us laugh.
*Disclaimer: the article was written by kpop1stop, and the views and opinions below do not reflect Soompi’s views or opinion.
In the first episodes, we are introduced to the main character Na Ae Ra, a divorced woman who has a dysfunctional family
"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
-= Music =-
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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Want to get her look? You can try some of these pieces below!
(Left to right, top to bottom)
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