Name: 최권 / Choi Kwon
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Talent agency: Sim Entertainment
The King 2hearts (MBC, 2012)
Smile, You (SBS, 2009)
Kimchi Cheese Smile (MBC, 2007)
Mermaid Story (tvN, 2007)
Over the Rainbow (MBC, 2006)
A Love to Kill (KBS2, 2005)
Foxy Festival (2010)
Running Turtle (2009)
Holy Daddy / Wontak’s Angel (2006)
Basketball: Episode 15 RECAP by Drama Beans
After San scores Korea’s first one-handed basket, Chi-ho congratulates him. San replies that it wouldn’t have been possible without his help, to which Chi-ho smiles and says, “Thanks to you, I was reminded why I play basketball. My calling as a basketball player… I’ll never forget it again.”
They decide to work together as a team, and we only hear of their win when Daddy Choi does, through the radio. This news, like all other news ever, makes him angry.
Bookie Gong celebrates with his team now that they’ll be competing in the semifinals, and tells everyone that he had a dream about vomiting—so by that logic, he’s vomited out all the bad and that means there’s only good ahead
KBS 2TV’s upcoming drama The Age of Feeling is already receiving much attention from the Asia market.
The drama production company, Ray & Mo, announced on December 11, that The Age of Feeling received a lot of attention at ‘Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF)’, which was held in Singapore between December 3 through 6.
ATF is one of Asia’s biggest entertainment contents market, where companies gather to exchange information and to do business in regards to media content. This year’s ATF gathered about 4,000 people from over 60 countries.
The Age of Feeling received pre-orders from American and Thailand and is in the process of settling deals with other countries that have sent love calls.
The drama’s hero, Kim Hyun Joong, also received a lot of attention, as he is taking more steps to solidify his status as an actor after his success as a singer and an entertainer
Recently, a piece of photo of Park Ji Yoon, who stars as the 4th woman of Jang Geun Suk from KBS2TV’s “Beautiful Man,” has been revealed. This Wed-Thurs drama is getting more and more interesting with this appearance of Park Ji Yoon, giving a hint or clue to future events.
On the 7th episode of “Beautiful Man,” Park Ji Yoon makes a special appearance as the 4th woman named Myomi, who will give the know-how on success to Dokko Matae (Jang Geun Suk). The mysterious 4th woman’s appearance is already grabbing attention and expected to have an impact on the story.
Myomi is the top star in Korea. She never stops bringing up hot issues in whatever she does. Every single of her words on SNS becomes the top searched word on portal sites, and her fashion items are sold out everywhere, which advertisement sponsors are happy about
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.
An imagined Matrix style fight scene points to a more tense and hostile relationship between them. And while the world may regard her husband as a respected public figure, our heroine doesn’t share in that opinion because, well, they’re in a contract marriage
It’s a Jelly Christmas! Artists from Jellyfish Entertainment have come together once again to release a special holiday single. Singers Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyo Shin, Seo In Guk, VIXX, and a mysterious singer called “Younger Sister” (translated from Korean) sing the track titled “Winter Confession.”
“Winter Confession” is produced by Jellyfish Entertainment’s CEO and composer, Hwang Se Jun, and is composed by the composing team Melodesign. VIXX’s Ravi also participated in the rap making of the track. With the lyrics “During a cold, snowy winter, a romantic story about a man who wants to deliver the happy news of first snow to the woman he loves,” the track is a sweet confession song with a retro sound and synthpop style
Taking part in the musical December, JYJ’s Kim Junsu will be pre-releasing a duet song, Brushing Past, with Lyn.
On December 12, Kim Junsu will be pre-releasing the song Brushing Past from his special album for the musical December, which he is the lead actor for.
Brushing Past is the theme song between the characters Ji Wook and Ji Yeon for the scene where they first see each other and fall hopelessly in love in the musical. The unique and emotional voices of Kim Junsu and Lyn melted harmoniously with each other in this song.
“Unlike the generally created musical OST albums, this is the first time in Korea that the songs from a musical were rearranged for a special album,” said a staff member working on the album.
“We hope that you look forward to the different colors that Kim Junsu painted for the late Kim Kwang Seok’s songs, and gain more anticipation forthe musical December with the love story that’s expressed through the duet song with Lyn
Empress Ki: Episode 1 - 2 recap by daebakdramas
Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes
Third time is a charm for 2NE1! They finally score their first No. 1 song on our chart this year as “Missing You” moves up all the way from No. 19 to claim the top spot from last week’s No. 1, Davichi’s “Letter.” Congratulations.
“Missing You” is composed and penned by Teddy. This R&B ballad has an addictive melody and strong synth sounds. The girls have come before fans in a casual, but sophisticated and sexy manner. 2NE1 released two other digital singles this year. Both “Falling In Love” and “Do You Love Me?” went to No. 2 on our chart. “Missing You” finally gets them over the top.
Moving up six spots to No. 3 is Lee Juck’s “Lie Lie Lie.” This made for winter style ballad was No
Having some privacy as one of the top female idol groups is tough. However, when YoonA and other Girls’ Generation members had their photos secretly taken on an airplane, it was reasonable for why the singer would want such photos to be permanently deleted.
On the December 5 episode of “Happy Together Season 3,” the cast of the upcoming KBS drama, “Prime Minister and I” shared their funny and personal experiences that detailed their celebrity life. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA described her story of how she was secretly photographed during a private moment.
Regarding the incident, the singer said, “Sometimes rice balls are served on the airplane. I was watching a movie and eating at the same time. When I opened my mouth real wide to take a bite, the person photographed me right at that moment
EPISODE 15 RECAP
Ajumma is seen running on the street calling someone with the narration in the background that coming to the past changes nothing for her in the future. Kim Shin signs his name on the contract and is ready to start working for NTN the next day. NOOOO!
Meanwhile Mi Rae finds out Se Joo was the person who saved her from the ocean. She wonders why he has never told her and that’s because he doesn’t want her to see him as someone who saves her but a normal man who approaches her. He holds up a ring that he has been carrying around for awhile waiting for the right time to give it to her. Se Joo asks Mi Rae sincerely: “Will you accept my heart?”
He puts the ring on the 4th finger of her left hand and while I rage, she actually looks touched
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The top actress Jeon Do Yeon smiles brightly at the press conference
The press conference for the upcoming movie Way Back Home was held on December 4 at the CGV theatres in Wangsimni, Seoul. The press conference was attended by the main members of cast, Jeon Do Yeon and Goo Soo, and the director Bang Eun Jin.
Way Back Home is based on a true story about a Korean housewife who is arrested after being suspected of smuggling drugs and her husband who does everything he can to get her back.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan
Talking about her new role
The press conference for the upcoming movie Way Back Home was held on December 4 at the CGV theatres in Wangsimni, Seoul
Consistently giving to those who need aid, Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan donated 30 million won to help the victims in the Philippines.
On December 4, UNICEF shared that Kim Dong Wan sent in 30,000,000 won for the Philippines relief fun after one of the worst typhoons in history hit the country.
After hearing about the unfortunate events that occurred in the Philippines, Kim Dong Wan began to search for many ways to help, in the end choosing UNICEF to donate to.
This isn’t the first time the Shinhwa member has donated to help out. He has given 10 million won in 2003 to help victims of a tragic subway disaster, 12 million won to children with cancer, 10 million won to flood victims, 20 million won in 2008 to Sichuan earthquake victims, 12 million won in 2010 to residents after the Yeonpyeongdo attacks, and 30 million won in 2012 to Korea’s surviving comfort women
Pwahaha. Lee Seon-kyun is playing HIS OWN high school character? I’m going to go ahead and assume that this makes his new drama Miss Korea a comedy then, because there’s nothing not funny about that. I love the man, but he looks like an ajusshi pretending to blend into a room full of high school students when he’s really their undercover teacher. Maybe if they had cast some older extras and not real students… nah, he’d still look like the teacher.
MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama comes from the producers of Pasta and Golden Time, and stars Lee Yeon-hee as a small-town girl who vies to become the next Miss Korea, spurred on by a group of her old classmates who are now ajusshis and struggling to save a cosmetics company
Mi-rae’s Choice: Episode 15 RECAP by Drama Beans
Se-joo belatedly reveals himself to be Mi-rae’s savior, explaining that he simply wanted to approach her as a man, nothing more. With that, he asks her to accept his feelings. At her silence, he slips the ring on to her finger and hugs her.
Having signed the contract, Shin shows up to work at NTN the next day. He overhears a few employees arguing, but the pretty VP tells him not to worry about it and leads him into his swanky new office.
Se-joo hits yet another roadblock in his plans, so he seeks Grandma’s help with acquiring investments. She notices the ring on his finger (couple rings, perhaps?) and agrees to help, on the grounds that he marries the girl of her choice
With SMTOWN Week drawing closer, Girls’ Generation has released several pictures on their official Facebook page to promote the event.
Their concert, titled ”Märchen Fantasy,” is set for Sunday, December 22 at 6pm.
Aside from Girls’ Generation, other performances for SMTOWN Week include SHINee “The Wizard” on December 21, f(x) & EXO “Christmas Wonderland” on December 24-25, DBSK “Time Slip” on December 26-27 and Super Junior “Treasure Island” December 28-29. The venue for the concert is the Ilsan Kintex in Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang, South Korea.
This music festival is predicted to attract 10,000 people and become the first large-scale K-Pop festival in Korea’s history
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The cast of the drama
KBS 2TV’s upcoming drama The Age of Feeling held a showcase on December 2 at The Raum in Yeoksam-dong. The showcase was attended by the main members of cast, including Kim Hyun Joong, Im Soo Hyang, Jin Se Yeon, Kim Kap Soo and more.
The large-scale action drama, depicting the story of love and friendship of ‘fighters’ from Korea, Japan and China, will air its first episode next January following Pretty Boy.
Photo credit: Newsen/Kim Chang Hyun
Kim Hyun Joong, the protagonsit
KBS 2TV’s upcoming drama The Age of Feeling held a showcase on December 2 at The Raum in Yeoksam-dong. The showcase was attended by the main members of cast, including Kim Hyun Joong, Im Soo Hyang, Jin Se Yeon, Kim Kap Soo and more
Kim Jae Wook has joined the cast of the highly anticipated drama KBS’s The Age of Feeling.
Kim Jae Wook was cast in the upcoming drama The Age of Feeling, depicting a story of fighters from Korea, Japan and China as they deal in friendship, loyalty and love. This historical fiction drama will be set in 1930s and will be mostly taking place in Korea and Shanghai.
The actor will take the role of ‘Kim Soo Ok,’ an intelligent and artistic guy who loves music and art, and also Jin Se Yeon′s first love.
As Kim Hyun Joong falls in love with Kim Se Yeon, he will develop a rivalry with Kim Jae Wook, who is his best friend.
Keeping himself busy since his discharge from the army in April, Kim Jae Wook had recently starred in the tvN drama Who Are You, but The Age of Feeling will be his first time acting in a historical drama
The total number of people who watched a Korean movie this year is the highest in its history.
According to the Korean Film Commission on December 1, the audience for Korean movies totals up to 115,473,995 people making it the highest it has ever been and beating its own record of 114,613,190 from last year. Last year was the first year the number of audience exceeded 100 million people.
The most successful box office hit release this year was “Miracle in Cell No. 7” which attracted 12,800,000 people. Films that attracted over 5 million people this year are “Snow Piercer” (9,340,000), “The Face Reader” (9,120,000), “Berlin” (7,160,000), and “Secretly and Greatly” (6,950,000). The three films that attracted over 5 million people in last year in 2012 were “The Thieves” (12,900,000), “Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King” (12,300,000), and “A Werewolf Boy” (6,650,000)
Name: 차태현 / Cha Tae Hyun (Cha Tae Hyeon)
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: A
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Unexpected You (KBS2, 2012)
General Hospital 2 (MBC, 2008)
I Came in Search of a Flower (KBS2, 2007)
Prince’s First Love (MBC, 2004)
Juliet’s Man (SBS, 2000)
Into the Sunlight (MBC, 1999)
Happy Together (SBS, 1999)
Still Loving You (MBC, 1999)
Ready Go (MBC, 1998)
Shy Lover (MBC, 1998)
Sunflower (MBC, 1998)
First Love (KBS, 1997)
Papa (KBS, 1996)
The Grand Heist(2012)
Never Ending Story (2012)
Hello Ghost (2010)
My Mighty Princess (2008)
Miracle of a Giving Fool (2008)
Highway Star (2007)
My Girl and I (2005)
Sad Movie (2005)
Love Story (2005)
Two Guys (2004)
Windstruck (2004, cameo)
Who’s Got the Tape? (2004)
Happy Ero Christmas (2003)
Crazy First Love (2003)
Lover’s Concerto (2002)
My Sassy Girl (2001)
2003 Blue Dragon Movie Awards: People’s Choice
2002 Blue Dragon Movie Awards: Favorite Actor
2001 Blue Dragon Awards: Best New Actor Award
2000 SBS Actors Awards: Big Star Award
1999 SBS Actors Awards: Best New Actor
1999 MBC Actors Awards: Best New Actor
1999 Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor
1995 KBS Super Talent Contest: Silver medal