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[Drama Review] “High School: Love On” – Episode 12

By in News posted Oct October 20th, 2014 No comments
HIGH SCHOOL: LOVE ON, EPISODE 12

Ji Hye paying her respects

RECAP
Sung Yeol is devastated by the thought of his step mom being Woo Hyun"s absent mother. Tortured by the implications, he doesn"t show up at school and is ambushed by bullies. Sung Yeol fights back, but nearly faints in the attempt. Seul Bi finds him by now and backhugs him to prevent him collapsing. Jae Seok takes a pic of this and sends it to everyone. Woo Hyun angrily escorts Seul Bi away, misinterpreting as Jae Seok intended. The next morning at school, everyone talks about the text they received re: Sung Yeol and Seul Bi. Seul Bi is once again an outcast, and Young Eun is crushed (she happens to like Sung Yeol). Seul Bi has one ally, classmate Joo Ah, who sticks with her despite her unpopularity

Genre Recommendations: Second Chance K-Dramas

By in News posted Oct October 15th, 2014 No comments

The dashing hero reaches out and holds the hands of his beloved. A gentle wind blows. Our captivating heroine with perfect makeup shyly looks up at the charming lead, who has risked life and limb to defeat all sorts of demons to reach this exact moment. Somehow cherry blossoms are falling around them like a flurry of snowflakes, even though there isn’t a cherry blossom tree in sight. The charming couple locks eyes, they move in for the grand finale: the kiss. They inch closer. And we all swoon when the much anticipated lip lock happens as an upbeat OST track plays in the background, signaling the end of a 20-episode run. We feel good. We are content, satisfied that that couple we had been cheering on for weeks has achieved their happily-ever-happy ending. Right? A recent trend in K-dramas explores the other side of the grand finale and the big kiss

Weekly Series: K-Pop Mood Playlist – Bubbly

By in News posted Oct October 14th, 2014 No comments

“Bubblegum pop” has a connotation for some people as music that’s just not worth their time. But Korea has a unique genre of super upbeat, cheery, and positive pop music that tops the charts time and time again. In honor of that genre, this week’s K-Pop Mood Playlist is bubbly!

With artists like Eric Nam, Juniel, Akdong Musician, and Seo In Guk, the bubbly playlist is perfect for any mood! It’ll be a nice pick-me-up if you’re feeling down or will make your day even brighter if you’re already feeling great! Make yourself a nice cup of coffee and enjoy ♥

1. Seo In Guk - 봄 타나봐 (Mellow Spring) 

Seo In Guk is just so charming (and handsome and lovable) in this catchy tune about being hyped up on caffeine. “Mellow Spring” is the perfect song to listen to while relaxing and having your morning coffee

EXO fans outraged at new drama “Modern Farmer” starring Lee Hongki for naming fake-band “EXO”

By in News posted Oct October 11th, 2014 No comments

Korean netizens are in an outrage after a new SBS drama titled, “Modern Farmer”, was revealed to be using the name “EXO” for their fake-band in the drama.

A EXO-L fan left a message reading, "After Jang Bori ended, Modern Farmer will take over the slot, everyone knows, right? It’s a drama about a band, and their name is EXO, which stands for Excellent Soul. Even though it’s just a drama, how could they use a name that’s already being used? The scriptwriter obviously forced the name. If you search the name EXO, the faux-band member will appear instead. The main lead is also a senior singer so I’m worried there will be war amongst fandoms in the future. For us EXO-L, EXO is a precious team name, but it will cause confusion for people who watch the drama

[Spoiler] “My Lovely Girl”, Krystal plays games with Rain

By in News posted Oct October 9th, 2014 No comments

"Krystal" had Rain under her control even though she was completely into him.

On the seventh episode of the SBS drama "My Lovely Girl", Yoon Sena ("Krystal") ran to Lee Hyeon-wook"s (Rain) house every time she felt her heart beating quickly at the thought of him.

She"d revealed her feelings for him using Dal-bong the dog. One day Hyeon-wook called her and said Dal-bong was at the vet so she couldn"t see him, but she still went to his house anyway and said, "I"m not here to see the dog today".

However, instead of saying, "I"m going to keep calling you "uncle"", all she"d say is, "I"ve seen you today so that"s enough, "uncle"" and then she would turn around to go home.

However, "My Lovely Girl" is a romance fantasy drama about a girl named Sena and a guy named Hyeon-wook based in AnA, one of the greatest entertainment companies in Korea starring Rain, "Krystal", El and Hoya from Infinite, Park Yeong-gyu, Cha Ae-ryeon and Hae Ryeong

Filmmaker Salima Koroma Talks About 'Bad Rap' Documentary Featuring Jay Park, Dumbfoundead & Other Korean-American Hip-Hop Artists [Exclusive Interview]

By in News posted Oct September 30th, 2014 No comments


(Photo : Salima)

Is it safe to call you a filmmaker/editor/director extraordinaire?

Haha. Extraordinaire? That"s epic! I don"t want to be like Kanye West where I"m going around telling people I"m a genius or an extraordinaire - but hopefully one day I can be considered a household name. A filmmaker who"s made a huge, very important mark. I want people to know and respect the work I do because I love creating films! But right now, I"m just working on getting my filmmaking skills up and learning from other talented people.

You"re currently working on a documentary called "Bad Rap." Please tell our readers about this awesome film.

If you live in America or anywhere, really - think about how many Asian-American rappers there are

10 Best Historical Dramas

By in News posted Oct September 27th, 2014 No comments
10 BEST HISTORICAL DRAMAS
Historical dramas run the gamut from comedy to brutality, sometimes all in the same drama! Counter to the normal K-Drama, a historical drama can actually provide a little bit of education. While I won"t pretend that "The Night Watchman" or "Book of the House of Gu" is real, they do have as their backdrop a real period in history, which can provide an interest in learning more about that era. They can also provide a rich visual feast and show you things you simply won"t see anymore. Whatever the reasons, the historical drama is an important K-drama staple. Here are my picks for the 10 best!




CHUNO
Pure guilty pleasure, not unlike the barbarian movies of the 1980s. "Chuno" is about a Joseon-era slave hunter who finds and recaptures slaves because of a slave that burnt his house down, killing his family

Jang Hyuk Is Pleased With the Success Of ‘Fated To Love You’

By in News posted Oct September 22nd, 2014 No comments

 

The Korean remake of the Taiwanese drama "Fated To Love You" did well in Korea, earning Nielsen ratings that averaged 9.8 percent nationwide. And now the remake is also doing well in China.

Chinese audiences were so eager to see the remake that the broadcasting rights were sold for $120,000 an episode, making it the most expensive Korean drama sold in China at the time. And the drama"s first episodes got 200 million views on Sohu.com, the online TV station owned bySohu, a Chinese Internet company.

The drama"s star Jang Hyuk recently spoke with JoongAng Ilbo about the drama, about what prompted him to take the role and how much he enjoyed reuniting with his co-star Jang Nara.

In "Fated To Love You" the 37-year-old actor played Lee Gun, the heir to a conglomerate

Chinese are loving the latest MBC drama: An interview with Jang Hyeok

By in News posted Oct September 22nd, 2014 No comments

The MBC drama "Fated to Love You" (2014), which aired its final episode in Korea just two weeks ago, is starting to gain popularity in China. The television series about a spoiled chaebol heir (Jang Hyeok, 37) who gets an ordinary woman (Jang Nara, 33) pregnant, recently garnered 200 million views on Sohu.com, an online television station operated by Sohu, a Chinese Internet company. Sohu held a press banquet to celebrate the feat Tuesday at the Shilla Hotel in central Seoul.The following is an edited excerpt compiled by the JoongAng Ilbo of questions and answers exchanged between reporters and Jang.Q. What were you most concerned about before playing a comic role in the drama?A. Right after watching the original Taiwanese version [from 2008], I consulted a lot with the producers and scriptwriters

Series Overview: Fated to Love You is a Bundle of Laughter and Tears

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments
Series Overview: Fated to Love You is a Bundle of Laughter and Tears Written by Joyce On September 20, 2014

On the back of the finale of Fated to Love You, I’d like to say that the show will stay in my memory as the drama with the best character interpretations. It features the reunion of Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara, who starred together in Successful Story of a Bright Girl ten years ago. While Fated‘s plot is nothing out of the ordinary, the characters are really what steal the show and cement it as one of my favourite dramas ever.

If you’ve seen the Taiwanese version, you’d have a good sense of the plot – a one night stand, a pregnancy, a forced marriage, and then, a miscarriage. Cue angst with a capital ‘a’

ABC buys rights to “My Love From the Star”

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments

"My Love from the Star"

A U.S. version of "My Love from the Star" could be broadcast in the near future as ABC has bought the rights to remake the much-loved Korean drama.Moon Bo-mi, head of HB Entertainment, confirmed yesterday that news reports about a possible remake were true. "ABC has been preparing for a remake of this Korean hit", Moon said, adding that she "very much appreciates that the Korean television drama could be reproduced into an American drama". Moon said she wants to maintain a "cautious stance over the issue until the season order early next year", and she also stressed that she will work hard so that numerous seasons of the hit drama could be produced in America.On Thursday, the Hollywood Star exclusively reported that ABC"s take on the drama is "described as an epic supernatural love story about a world-famous actress, Lark, and her anti-social neighbor, James, who happens to be from another planet"

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat

By in News posted Oct September 18th, 2014 No comments
3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat Written by Lo On September 18, 2014

Everything has a secret, even K-pop and the world it opens for people. Korean music leads to Korean dramas. Appearances in Japan introduce fans to J-pop and anime. Anime leads to manga and J-dramas. Of course, you can start with any of those things and find your way around that whole web. But there’s one thing that often eludes fans, an island unto itself, cut off from the Hallyu wave: Taiwan. More specifically, Taiwanese dramas.

Taiwan has as long a history with dramas as Korea but has tended to import rather than export entertainment. The result is a entertainment culture that has been influenced by other cultures and has evolved as a result but hasn’t influenced those same cultures in return. Thus, T-dramas have a different set of usual mores and rules — college settings far outpace high schools, tones are closer to reality, and they’re far more risqué — than Korean ones

'It's Okay It's Love' Holds First Place Against New Dramas

By in News posted Oct September 11th, 2014 No comments

 

The 15th episode of "It"s Okay, It"s Love" rated higher than the two new dramas that it competed with.

Nielsen Korea said that the episode rated 11.4 percent, which is 2.0 percent higher than last week"s last episode. In this episode, Jang Jae Yeol, played by Jo In Sung, is finally forced to admit that his friend Han Kang Woo was not real. Psychiatrist Hae Soo uses logic to convince him that his young friend, played by EXO"s Do Kyung Soo, is the delusional result of his mental problems. It"s a hard realization to make but it"s a hopeful one as it is the first step toward his possible recovery. And that"s a good thing. For a man with as many problems as Jang Jae Yeol, he could not have found a better person to fall for than a caring psychiatrist.

But that doesn"t mean it"s easy for her

7 K-Drama Queens and their Successors

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments
As K-Drama fans, we recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korean Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists, and basking in the spotlight of our TV/computer screens.

There"s a reason that these actors/actresses are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors/actresses that we can expect to reign in the future? Here are some of allkpop"s choices for 7 K-Drama queens and their successors. Take a look!


The Quirky Princess


When it comes to acting naive, confused, yet cute like a Disney fairytale princess, Yoon Eun Hye ("Goong", "Coffee Prince") is the best

Lee Seung Gi And Moon Chae Won Reunite For A Realistic Love Story

By in News posted Oct September 9th, 2014 No comments

 

It has been a great year for star reunions. Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk, Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo, Lee Jun Ki and Nam Sang Mi are just a few of the k-drama actors that opted to work together for a second time. And now Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won are planning an acting reunion.

Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won played boyfriend and girlfriend in the drama "Shining Inheritance," although in the end she did not get to keep him. Her cruel behavior toward her stepsister, played by Han Hyo Joo, cost her the man she wanted.

Now Moon Chae Won will have another chance for romance when the two co-star in "Today"s Love," also called "Today"s Dating."

In the film he plays a man named Junsu. He can"t make his relationships work because he is too giving

5 Things Every Korean Person Has Grown Up Doing‏

By in News posted Oct September 2nd, 2014 No comments

Ever caught yourself doing something and then thinking, ‘Gee, I wonder if I’m the only unlucky soul forced to do this in the world’? Well, don’t fret because, most likely, there is at least one other person who’s suffering with you!

If you’re Korean and have caught yourself wondering whether or not you are all alone in this world, here’s 5 Things Every Korean Child Has Grown Up Doing‏

1. Bowing to strangers on the street, assuming you know them somehow.There’s this thing about Korean communities all over the world— everyone is interconnected, one way or another. These connections can get so out-of-hand, you get used to being ambushed by random adults.

This is a situation you’ve probably been in at least once in your life: You’re walking along the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere: “Suzy! You’ve grown soooooo much!” You turn around, come face-to-face with a lady, maybe around your mother’s age, beaming at you, expecting an answer

[Exclusive] Soompi Hangs With the Dramabeans Team!

By in News posted Oct August 29th, 2014 No comments

During the crazy excitement that was KCON, Soompi had the opportunity to sit down with drama blogging superstars girlfriday and javabeans, the lovely ladies behind Dramabeans!

We asked them some really, really hard questions (sorry about that!) but I think you’ll all enjoy their answers! Check out the full interview below.

Okay, first things first, what is your favorite show this season?

javabeans: Pshhhh…. long silence…

girlfriday: Okay that’s really hard…

javabeans: There are a lot of shows I like right now, not one that is my all time favorite… “Joseon Gunman?” It’s not the awesome amazing 100% I wanted, but it’s pretty good

K-Drama OST Roundup: TVXQ Changmin Sings ‘Because I Couldn’t Say I Love You’ For ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal’

By in News posted Oct August 28th, 2014 No comments

 
(Photo : MBC, tvN) Changmin appears on "The Night Watchman"s Journal" original soundtrack.

TVXQ’s Max Changmin lends his voice to the part three of the original soundtrack for “The Night Watchman’s Journal” with the stirring love theme “Because I Couldn’t Say I Love You.”


“The Night Watchman’s Journal” also known as “Diary of a Night Watchman” is a fantasy historical drama starring Jung Il Woo (The Moon Embracing the Sun) and TVXQ’s Yunho.

EDEN also appear on part three of the original soundtrack with the soulful track “Come to Me.”


“The Night Watchman’s Journal” airs on MBC on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 22:00 time slot

8 gorgeous Korean actresses in their 30s

By in News posted Oct August 26th, 2014 No comments

It’s about time we show our love and respect for our favorite women in their 30s gracing our TV (or computer) screens with their beauty. Here are eight of those talented actresses who effortlessly prove that aging might be something to look forward to after all.

1. Choi Ji Woo

We start off strong, seeing as Choi Ji Woo is 38 and still wowing us to this day. Many fans know her from her emotional performance in Winter Sonata, but she can now be seen playing the titular character in the newly premiered The Suspicious Housekeeper.

2. Song Hye Kyo

Another actress well-known for her work in the seasonal Endless Love series, Song Hye Kyo is 31 and possibly—probably—even more beautiful than she was ten years ago

Top 8 Charming Actors With Bromances in K-Dramas

By in News posted Oct August 26th, 2014 No comments

Bromance has become an important staple in Korean dramas. At times friendships between the male characters can be so endearing that viewers come to cheer them on just as much as the main romantic couple. Here are some of my favorite bromantic pairings!

1. Go Nam Soon (Lee Jong Suk) and Park Heung Soo (Kim Woo Bin) in School 2013.

These two are beyond adorable. Not only did their troubled friendship in School 2013 steal the hearts of viewers, but these models turned actors are actual friends in real life! I hope we can see more of their fantastic bromance in future projects.

2. Geol Oh (Yoo Ah In) and Yeo Rim (Song Joong Ki) in Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Who could forget the heartfelt and hilarious friendship between sullen Geol Oh and flamboyant Yeo Rim? These tight friends really knew what it meant to give each other support, regardless of the circumstances