At the tail end of 2013, I wrote a first impression article for the new look “1 Night 2 Days.” During that review, I praised the feeling of freshness I felt from both the show and the cast members. It’s now been 3 months since that review and I think it’s a good time to discuss whether the show has continued to improve on their foundations or if they gone from one sand eel sauce coffee to the next.
Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole. Trust me, the rest of the team is quite normal.
Looking Forward to Sundays Again
Before we even begin to write anything subjective, lets just get some of the facts out of the way
Calvin Klein Jeans revealed shots from their recent campaign featuring Kim Soo Hyun on March 12. The photoshoot shows a different side of the actor in comparison to his role in the recently concluded SBS’ Wednesday – Thursday drama, “Man from the Stars.” Rather than the cynical character of Do Min Joon, Kim Soo Hyun expressed his masculinity with his fit body and his poses.
Kim Soo Hyun modeled the yellow roll-up denim, tapered fit denim, and a pair of super skinny fit in original indigo displaying various denim looks. He matched the jeans with a blue washing denim jacket and a shirt completing the urban denim style.
The chemistry between Kim Soo Hyun and photographer Jo Sun Hee can be seen in the photos.
Kim Soo Hyun’s pictorial for Calvin Klein Jeans will be available in the April issue of Elle and Cosmopolitan, so be on the lookout!
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thriller drama "Gabdongi" unveiled posters of Kim Min Jung and Sung Dong Il!
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Kim Min Jung plays the role of mental clinic expert Oh Maria who is a character who keeps a distance between her and others. The posters show her transformation from the seemingly pure and innocent doctor in her white coat to a woman living on the edge. Sung Dong Il also gives a look of intensity as detective Yang Chul Gon. They join Yoon Sang Hyun, MBLAQ"s Lee Joon, and Kim Ji Won in the drama.
"Gabdongi" takes place in the make-believe city of Iltan where the suspect of a serial murder case Gabdongi is being tracked down by detectives
The movie “Professional Mr. Baek,” starring actors Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu, has finally received a premiere date for April 3.
“Professional Mr. Baek” is about a famous professional golfer, Baek Se Jin (Yoon Shi Yoon) who loses everything after a drunk-driving accident and ends up becoming the golf instructor of a group of students at an island village school. “The golfer who came to play and was roped into being a teacher,” is how Baek Se Jin is described on the movie poster.
The movie will tell the story of the school’s six students, led by representative Lee Byung Joo (Yeo Jin Gu), described as “the unstoppable bad boy,” and their teacher Baek Se Jin, and the troubles they encounter in their quest to save the school from closing down.
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
Crayon Pop are reported to perform their first comeback stage on Mnet
"s "Global M! Countdown
" in Japan next month!
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According to a music insider in an OSEN exclusive on the 12th, Crayon Pop will kick off their comeback stages on "Global M! Countdown" at Yokohama Arena on April 2.
It has been reported that Crayon Pop have already completed recording for their new album on the 10th and are currently brainstorming for their concept and choreography. Kang Jin Woo of the producer team Dumb & Dumber behind Crayon Pop"s "Dancing Queen" and "Saturday Night" created the upcoming title track instead of "Bar Bar Bar" creator Kim Yoo Min
Some of your favorite stars are cheering on the Korean national soccer team "Red Devils
" with the release of 2014 World Cup support songs!
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An official support album "We Are the Reds" has been released filled with various energetic tracks by AOA, DickPunks, Ailee, Jung Joon Young & Soul Dive, Trans Fixion & Girl"s Day"s Minah, Tiny-G, Keepop & Yoon Hyung Bin & Seo Doo Won, Broken Valentine, and Romantic Punch.
This album provides a variety of songs that are all easy to remember and sing along to so that everyone can cheer on the Red Devils.
Check out the songs through the released videos below!
Trans Fixion & Minah
Keepop & Yoon Hyung Bin & Seo Doo Won
Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be releasing a single for fans still suffering from Do Min Joon fever.
Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, Key East, announced on March 11, that Kim Soo Hyun’s serenade, “Promise,” would be released for sale on March 13.
Key East stated, “He received many requests from fans after the drama ended, so he has decided to release the song.”
“Promise” is a song that Kim Soo Hyun (as Do Min Joon) performed on “Man from the Stars,” serenading Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun). The original singer of the song is Im Byung Soo, who first released the song in 1984.
Kim Soo Hyun recently wrapped up filming for “Man from the Stars,” and was flown into China on a private jet to film the variety program, “Super Brain
" "Good Day
" went behind the scenes to JYJ
"s Incheon Asian Games
The boys are dressed warmly for the upcoming spring weather. Even though they must have been in the still-cold weather, the boys are all smiles for the CF.
SEE ALSO: JYJ donates 50,000,000 KRW to various charities
In the interview, the group was asked what sport they were looking forward to the most. Junsu said, "I like soccer, so I"m looking forward to soccer the most." Jaejoong answered, "Last time, I saw Son Yeon Jae at a gala show. I"m looking forward to better results this year."
The cast of "1 Night 2 Days
" faced their perhaps harshest challenge yet: kicking their smoking habit!
Traveling to the island of Jeungdo, Korea"s first no-smoking-allowed region, the cast members - all smokers - displayed telltale signs of withdrawal.
The producers suggested a challenge: whoever was caught smoking by a trained sniffing dog would have to endure the classic "1 Night 2 Days" punishment of being dunked into a frozen lake!
Kim Jun Ho was the first to be caught red-handed, with the canine sniffing out three cigarettes from the folds of his clothes. Kim Jong Min was similarly caught hiding a cigarette inside his body-warming hot pack, while Jung Joon Young was caught by the traces of cigarette smoke around his body - he had sneaked a smoke while the cameras were turned the other direction a few minutes earlier
tvN has released the poster and a teaser image for its upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Gapdong.”
Actor Yoon Sang Hyun, who was confirmed for the role of Ha Moo Yeom in January, gives us a preview of what’s to come in the drama, displaying his character’s fierce intensity in these images.
“Gapdong” is a 20-episode crime thriller set against the background of a serial murder in the fictitious city of Iltan. The drama is centered on detective Ha Moo Yeom, and the intricately entangled relationships between the characters associated with the prime suspect, referred to as Gapdong by the police, of the serial murders that occurred 20 years ago.
Ha Moo Yeom is a detective at the Iltan Police Station’s Violent Crimes Unit. His father became the principal suspect in the Iltan serial murder case 20 years ago, and was driven to suicide after being pressurized by the police
Even though it cannot repeat the perfect score of last week, the duet “Some” between Soyu and Junggigo is No. 1 for the third straight week. This song just keeps piling up music show wins. Even before very strong competitions, this week “Some” still wins on KBS Music Bank. Odds don’t favor this song to be No. 1 again next week since we have a trio of major artists coming back and eyeing the top spot (more on that below). But “Some” has been incredibly durable in popularity and may surprise again next week.
We have five new songs in the top 10 this week. Just below “Some” is our highest new song. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 is Sunmi’s new hit “Full Moon.” Last year, Sunmi successfully came back as a solo artist with the chart topping hit “24 Hours
Kim Hyun Joong
revealed himself to be a jokester on the set of "Generation of Youth
" and revealed that his co-star Lim Soo Hyang
is actually younger than she looks!
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"Entertainment Relay" met up with the cast and asked Kim Hyun Joong and Lim Soo Hyang who were waiting to film their scene, "Gaya is Jung Tae"s first love." Lim Soo Hyang jokingly felt betrayed by Kim Hyun Joong who falls in love with Jin Se Yeon in the drama and told him, "Am I your first love? You cheated on me."
She then expressed her jealousy on Jung Tae and Ok Ryun (Jin Se Yeon)"s kiss scene, "I"m jealous. Do you like it since you get to do it with a young kid?" Kim Hyun Joong revealed, "Soo Hyang has a "no ahn" [looking older than you are] image
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. In case you missed it, here is last week’s High Five.
This is your Weekly High Five!
-= News =-
Kim Yuna and Ice Hockey Player Kim Won Joong Confirm Dating Rumors
Shindong Receives Military Enlistment Notice and Requests for an Extension
YG Entertainment to Open “YG Land” in California
Thief Breaks into Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young’s Villa
Actor Park Shi Hoo Caught Up in a $283,000 Lawsuit
-= Music =-
It was previously reported Kim Soo Hyun would be the first Korean star to appear on Jiangsu Satellite TV’s variety program, “Super Brain.” On March 8, photos of the actor recording the show were uploaded on Weibo. Chinese media outlets and portal sites were covered with Kim Soo Hyun’s name.
Kim Soo Hyun along with Chinese top star Cheung Pak Chi (Cecilia Cheung) appeared on the show as special judges. Kim Soo Hyun styled a dandy look dressed in a black tuxedo very similar to his character Do Min Joon’s style on SBS’ “Man from the Stars.” The audience present at the recording of the show cheered and gave Kim Soo Hyun a standing ovation yelling “Do Manager.”
A rep from Jiangsu Satellite TV revealed they provided the actor with a private jet in order to invite Kim Soo Hyun on “Super Brain
Jung Joon Young actually showed concern for his onscreen wife Jung Yoo Mi on "We Got Married
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On the March 8 episode, the two continued hanging out with the actress" mother who visited. Afterwards, Jung Yoo Mi revealed that she"d gotten sick due to her busy schedule filming for a movie and drama.
When she coughed, the prickly singer said, "It"s because of the dust,"
and Jung Yoo Mi explained, "No, I"m really sick."
Though he didn"t show it at the time, Jung Joon Young later said in his solo interview, "It was unfortunate. She finally started working again, so I was worried because she got sick. Hopefully, she doesn"t get cut."
The March 6 broadcast of MBC’s special live show, “Helping Myanmar Children – Hold a Hand of Hope,” saw the results of auctions in which celebrities participated by donating their items in order to help the children in Myanmar.
Among celebrities Girl’s Day, M (Lee Min Woo), Yeo Jin Goo, B.A.P, Lee Da Hae, A-Pink, BTOB, SISTAR, Park Suh Joon, Crayon Pop, and Ji Chang Wook, girl group Crayon Pop recorded the highest bid. Auctioning off one of the helmets that was used during their “Bar Bar Bar” promotions, the highest bidder waged 1 million won, approximately $939 USD. As the helmet was the last remaining helmet that was used during “Bar Bar Bar”, the Japanese fan who won the bid was able to successfully attain ownership of the helmet with all the members’ signatures
TvN’s “Reply 1994” ended last year, but the cast members still seem to be very close… perhaps too close!
On March 7, Son Ho Joon uploaded an image on his Twitter and wrote, “Conversation with my girlfriend. Misses me. There are results with push and pull relationships.” The image was a capture of a text conversation between former castmates Son Ho Joon and Yoo Yun Suk, and the conversation showed the cheesy friendship of these two actors.
The conversation showed Yoo Yun Suk saying, “After you end tomorrow come over.” In response, Son Ho Joon messaged back, “Will you be there late??? Do you miss me??? Quickly tell me that you miss me!!! Hurry and tell me you miss me!!!” Yoo Yun Suk responded to the series of cheesy messages with an emoticon of himself making a heart with his arms, along with the message, “I miss you
A romance between a much older woman and younger man appears to be the trend these days with the completion of "I Need Romance 3" and the upcoming premiere for "Love Affair". Next up is a new tvN drama called "Witch"s Romance", starring Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Suh Joon!
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The drama centers on a romance between 39-year-old single career woman Ban Ji Yeon (Uhm Jung Hwa) and 25-year-old Yoon Dong Ha (Park Suh Joon). It will be directed by Lee Jung Hyo of "I Need Romance 2012" and written by Ban Kiri of "Who Are You" and rookie Lee Sun Jung.
This drama will be Uhm Jung Hwa"s first time back on the small screen in five years, so people are widely interested to see her at work again
It seems like there was a hidden bromance in "Reply 1994"! Perhaps Haitai was cheating on Samcheonpo? Haitai"s actor Son Ho Joon revealed his affectionate message exchanges with "Reply 1994" co-star Yoo Yun Suk.
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He uploaded the picture of their chat onto Twitter on March 7 along with, "A conversation with my girlfriend. She says she misses me. So playing hard to get does work."
In the picture, Yoo Yun Suk wrote, "When you"re done tomorrow, come over kekeke," to which Son Ho Joon wrote a series of responses: "Am I going to be there until late??? Do you miss me???? Quickly say you miss me!!! Quickly tell me that you miss me!!!!!!"
Yoo Yun Suk sent back an emoticon of himself forming a heart shape with his arms and gave in, saying, "I miss you