Cunning Single Lady Korean Drama Ep 1
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.
Although celebrations are in order for the conclusion of drama productions, with the mood still grim in light of the Sewol tragedy, drama teams are canceling their wrap-up parties.
On April 21, the production company affiliate for MBC’s Cunning Single Lady revealed that the fees for the drama’s wrap-up party were instead donated to the Korean Salvation Army. The total donation was four million won.
“We set aside a budget just for the wrap-up party dinner, but we decided to have a loud party during this tragedy would not be right” said the staff. “Instead, we decided to use the fees for the rescue operations in the Sewol incident.”
As mentioned earlier, “Fated To Love You” is the next Taiwanese drama up for a Korean remake, and starring in it will be Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra, who will be rekindling their onscreen romance once again through this production after 12 years. Joining them may be Choi Jin Hyuk as he is currently in discussion to play the secondary male protagonist.
His agency Red Brick House said on April 23, “We received the offer for “Fated To Love You” and are reviewing it positively. If he ends up appearing in it, it would be his last production before enlisting in the army.” He will be joining the Seoul National Police Agency in the performance unit sometime this year.
Infinite”s L, also known as Kim Myungsoo, has been cast in a new role. He will have a part in the upcoming SBS drama “My Lovely Girl,” which also stars Rain.
True to life, he will play a flower boy singer, and although several singers will appear in the drama, his role will be an important one. The drama is also notable because it marks Rain”s small screen comeback.
It won”t be L”s first time playing a musician in a drama as he played an indie band member who goes on to be an idol in “Shut Up Flower Boy Band.”
2014 Korean Drama Awards Nominees Announced, Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, and Lee Min Ho for Grand Award
Popular actors Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, and Lee Min Ho will be up against each other for the “Best Actor Award” at the upcoming 2014 Korea Drama Awards.
In its seven years, the Korean Drama Awards considers dramas from all three major broadcasting networks KBS, SBS, and MBC, along with cable dramas.
In the Best Actor category, Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun were both nominated for their work in “My Love from the Star,” while Lee Min Ho was nominated for “The Heirs.” Ha Ji Won was nominated for “Empress Ki” and Jo Jae Hyun was nominated for “Jeong Do Jeon.”
(Photo : KBS2, SBS ) Sungyeol, L, Hoya, and Wooyoung are currently starring in Korean dramas.
K-Pop boy band INFINITE has musically distinguished themselves from their contemporaries through intense synchronized choreography and unique musicality through work with production teams like Sweetune.
But the members are setting themselves apart in other ways too. The seven-member group currently has four members starring in Korean dramas.
INFINITE’s L and Hoya recently returned to Korean television in the musical drama “My Lovely Girl.” “My Lovely Girl” stars Rain and f(x) member Krystal as two wounded souls who connect through a supernatural love of music.
“Valid Love” is the latest k-drama to tackle the tricky subject of divorce. Not quite done with its run, viewers may wonder if Lee Si Young”s character will return to her almost ex-husband, played by Uhm Tae Woong or choose her other love, played by Lee Soo Hyuk. While Lee Soo Hyuk has those model good looks going for him and Uhm Tae Woong”s character acted like a baby after learning about his wife”s almost affair, the k-drama odds favor a return to her husband. That”s what happens in most k-dramas about divorce and the break-up of long-term relationships.
“Running Man”s” Kim Jong Kook and the actor-singers of 5uprise were among the celebrities that walked the red carpet on February 5 at the Third Annual DramaFever Awards in New York City.
Gracing the red carpet were Korean-American actress Arden Cho of “Teen Wolf,” Taiwanese actor George Wu, Japanese actor Yuki Furukawa, the actor-idol group 5urprise, Hudson Yang, the 11-year-old star of the new sitcom “Fresh Off The Boat;” and Running Man”s own “Sparta” Kim Jong Kook.
When the ballots were in for the Third Annual DramaFever Awards, more than 1.5 million people had voted. And on February 5 the awards honoring k-drama excellence were presented to a sold-out audience at the Hudson Theater in New York City. The former Broadway theatre was an appropriate venue for the star-studded event. It sometimes serves as a film studio.
An international sampling of celebrities helped host the event. Korean-American actress Arden Cho of “Teen Wolf” presented awards with popular Taiwanese actor George Hu.
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On March 7, actress Lee Min Jung updated her Instagram account for the first time since August 2014. The expectant mother posted a photo which depicted individual Polaroids which appeared to have been taken during happy occasions.
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The photo was accompanied by the phrase, “I am grateful to my people.”
Lee recently returned to Korea with her husband, actor Lee Byung Hun. He has been mired in controversy since he became embroiled in a blackmail scandal involving Lee Ji Yeon and former-GLAM member Kim Da Hee. The scandal began when the actor filed charges against his alleged blackmailers in August 2014, claiming that the two women were threatening him with a compromising video. The case was recently settled, resulting in jail time for the two young women.
When actors who play Europeans appear on k-dramas they often speak English with some vague European accent, requiring the main cast members to speak to them in English. But the fourth episode of “Falling for Innocence,” also known as “Falling For Soon Jung” surprised viewers by introducing a character that was supposed to be European but spoke impeccable Korean.
A few netizens went scrambling to their search engines to discover the identity of the very attractive visiting businessman that Kim So Yeon met at the airport. Within minutes netizens discovered Ricky Kim, a Korean-American actor that some other k-drama fans have known about for a while.
Lee Min Jung has not been out in public much lately. One reason is that she is recovering from the birth of her first child and since March has spent some quality time with her newborn son, Joon Hoo.
But that”s not the only reason Lee has been avoiding public scrutiny. The actress has kept a low profile for almost a year now, largely due to the blackmail scandal her husband Lee Byung Hun was involved in.
This week Lee was seen in public for the first time since her son”s birth.
They played fraternal twins who turned out not to be biological siblings in the drama “Kill Me, Heal Me,” and in their next drama they may play lovers.
Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum were affectionate and protective of each other in the drama that also starred Ji Sung as a man with dissociative identity disorder. His character seemed to have some almost romantic feelings for her character but they had grown up as siblings even if they were not biologically related.
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Ricky Kim and his wife, musical actress Ryu Seung Ju welcomed their 3rd kid into the sector on September 19.
On September 20, the Korean-American model-turned-actor posted pictures of his newborn daughter on Instagram. Her call is Kim Tae Ra, even though she will be able to maximum certainly also be given a more western-sounding name. His older kids are referred to as Taylor Tae Rin Kim and Asher Tae Oh Kim. Informally they are often called Tae Rin and Tae Oh.
Name: 문정희 / Moon Jung Hee (Mun Jeong Hee)
Star sign: Capricorn
Education: The Korean National University of Arts
Skills: Salsa dancing, taekwondo, and singing
Languages: English and French
Just You (KBS1, 2011)
A Thousand Days’ Promise (SBS, 2011)
I Believe in Love (KBS2, 2011)
Severed Feelings (KBS2, 2010)
Oh! My Lady (SBS, 2010)
Father’s House (SBS, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Daughter in Law (SBS, 2008)
My Sweet City (SBS, 2008)
Air City (MBC, 2007)
Blissful Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Alone in Love (SBS, 2006)
Common Single (SBS, 2006)
Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
Name: 윤상현 / Yoon Sang Hyun (Yun Sang Hyeon)
Profession: Actor, model and singer
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: B
Education: Chung Ang University
Kpop group: 5WHO
Can’t Live With Losing (MBC, 2011)
Secret Garden (SBS, 2010)
Take Care of the Young Lady (KBS2, 2009)
Queen of Housewives (MBC, 2009)
The Secret of Keu Keu Island (MBC, 2008)
One Mom and Three Dads (KBS2, 2008)
Winter Bird (MBC, 2007)
Common Single (SBS, 2006)
Exhibition of Fireworks (MBC, 2006)
Marrying a Millionaire (SBS, 2005)
Prime Minister and I: Episode 1 RECAP by Drama Beans
We open at a banquet hall where preparations are underway, leading up to the arrival of our hero, Prime Minister KWON YUL (Lee Beom-soo) and his wife, NAM DA-JUNG (Yoon-ah), who greet the roomful of dignitaries with a smile.
But there’s a different story that lies beneath those adoring smiles as the power couple turns to each other… and exchange looks of distaste.
According to an official at actress Lee Min Jung’s agency on December 30 during a phone call with Xportsnews, “Last week, she received a casting proposal for MBC’s ‘Cunning Single Lady’ and is currently discussing the drama. As it is a good piece, she is actively looking it over.”
The official said, “The female lead is bright and charismatic, and seems like she would match Lee Min Jung well.” So it seems that Lee Min Jung, who hasn’t appeared on TV since her marriage with actor Lee Byung Hun this past August, might be coming back with “Cunning Single Lady.”
On January 7, a rep from MBC“s new Wednesday and Thursday drama “Cunning Single Lady” revealed that the male lead, Cha Jung Woo, will be played by actor Joo Sang Wook while the female lead, Na Ae Ra, will be played by actress Lee Min Jung.
“Cunning Single Lady” will be a romance comedy centering on what unfolds when a former husband and wife meet each other once again after their divorce.
Joo Sang Wook”s character Cha Jung Woo is a passionate IT prodigy while Lee Min Jung”s character Na Ae Ra put more effort into her looks than her studies and ended up marrying Cha Jung Woo. However, after their divorce, she went through a difficult life, which is why, when she reencounters her now wealthy husband, she decides to seduce him again.
Actor Joo Sang Wook will join Lee Min Jung in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “Cunning Single Lady.”
“Cunning Single Lady” will follow after currently airing “Miss Korea.” Joo Sang Wook plays male lead, “sexy and single” Cha Jung Woo, while Lee Min Jung will play female lead Na Ae Ra, the afore-mentioned “cunning single lady.”
The drama is a romantic comedy, in which a divorced man and his former wife meet once more and learn the meaning of true love, true partnership and real marriage. Na Ae Ra is the single-again cunning lady, who decides to seduce her ex-husband, now a rich chaebol, while Cha Jung Woo is the now-successful ex-husband who wants revenge against her. The drama promises to be a delightful watch, as it chronicles the maturation process and eventual reconciliation of these two ex-lovers.