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Empress Ki Ep35 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct March 5th, 2014 No comments

Empress Ki Ep35 Recap by thetalkingcupboard

Seung-nyang continued to have nightmares and showed the new bruise she got on her neck to Taltal (Why am I getting a couple vibe from these two?!). Taltal had ordered for his men to find the shaman in the capital and told Seung-nyang about the tag for the Grim Reaper with her name on it, which would be hidden somewhere around her quarters. The maids conducted a search around her quarters and started digging the compound; however, nothing was found yet. Ta-hwan got to know about the curse after witnessing Seung-nyang having the nightmare and choking him in the process. He also thought that Tanashiri was the only person who would do such thing and he couldn’t stand still, watching her in that kind of suffering

kdrama Empress Ki Ep 35 Preview English Translation

By in Synopsis Summary posted Oct March 4th, 2014 No comments

Episode 35 stills:

TH: A curse!?

TH: Nyang...Nyangyi-Ah TT: We have to battle against ET ET (not sure?): Ta-Hwan TH: What are our chances of winning? SN: It's not far from the battle. Paeha you need to increase your majesty as an Emperor WY: I'm also a failure. Because of my inabilities, I've become a disposed King. TH: Tell him if we succeed, I will let him return to his throne. WY: It's been hard for everyone DK/TapJaeHae: Father wake up, father! TH: DS, and MaHa, I will kill you all, Prime Minister!
Text preview for ep 35 A wooden board is found with SN's name written on it

“Empress Ki”- Episode 25 – 26 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 31st, 2014 No comments

“Empress Ki”- Episode 25 - 26 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

This week’s episodes were so awesome, it has placed me on a high that has circumvented my sorrow from the past episodes. Each week Empress Ki has pumped out episodes that are often fresh, exciting, and full of something to talk about, so in light of this, Tessie and I have decided to switch the format of our recap. Instead of a scene by scene recap, we will discuss what happened and put in our insights.

“So former enemies meet again. Fate is funny.”

Wang Yoo and Bi-Soo growing relationship

Rinchan: Before we get started on the juicy tidbits of what is going on in the palace, I think we should take a quick look at what is up outside the palace

“Empress Ki” – Episode 15 – 16 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Episode 15 - 16 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

When I started this weeks recap, I realized I’d much rather just talk about what’s going on that do a scene-by-scene recap. I hope you don’t mind this sudden departure from my regular pattern! We’ll see how it goes, I might just do it this way from now on.

This week, we see Wang Yoo stepping up his plans to gain back his throne by defeating El Terror. It’s interesting that almost everyone wants to get rid of El Terror but Wang Yoo is the only person so far to take any actual steps towards this goal. I know Baek-Ahn and Tal Tal murdered one of El Terror’s men but it was my thinking that had to do with keeping El Terror from finding the Blood Vow before they do. Even if they find it, I’m not sure at this point what they would do with it

“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 5 (Episode 9-10)

By in Drama Recap posted Oct December 9th, 2013 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 5 (Episode 9-10) by Couch-Kimchi:

Ah, the holidays – it’s when family descends on your home and interrupts your drama viewing. (LOL) Not that I don’t love my family and turkey but how to explain how important it is to watch this weeks episodes of Empress Ki? I described the plot and our baby Emperor finally seeing Ki so they would allow me some time alone with my computer. At least until the pie is ready. Must have pie. *hee*

As Ta Hwan makes his way to the concubine quarters, he runs into Ki and orders her to look at him. He stares into her face and mutters that she looks really similar. *facepalm* Dowager Empress shows up to try forcing him to visit Lady Park. He’s not interested in her dancing and gets angry with Dowager Empress. He storms out, passing by Ki and glancing at her again

“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 3 (Episode 5 – 6)

By in Drama Recap posted Oct December 9th, 2013 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 3 (Episode 5 - 6) by Couch-Kimchi:

As I suspected, the light humorous stuff is over and we’re heading into darker territory. I thoroughly enjoyed the time Ki spent with our petulant, whiny Ta Hwan but I guess it was time to move the story forward. (LOL) Speaking of, this drama moves very quickly – there is no time wasted with meaningless fluff. I hope we’re able to keep that up for 50 episodes? Pray with me.
Ki wakes up in the forest to discover Ta Hwan is gone. She frantically runs around looking only to discover he’s been caught in a trap and is hanging by one ankle upside-down. LMAO! He begs her to cut him down, promising that he won’t run off again. These two fight all the time – it’s hilarious. She ties him to her so he can’t run while he continues to protest that if they return to Goryeo, they’ll both die

Korean Drama Pride and Prejudice Episode 3 Episode 4 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 7th, 2014 No comments
by Couch-kimchi:A few details were revealed, we learned more about Yeol-Moo past. We also met her Mom, who is most likely crazy from grief and we learned the reason Yeol-Moo dropped Dong Chi but we’ll need more to understand why she thinks he’s a murderer. Ratings for this drama are strong, beating outSecret Door and Tomorrow’s Cantabile to remain #1 in its time slot. I’m gonna make a wild guess that part of it is due to the power of Baek Jin Hee again.Those of you who watched Empress Ki with me will remember the Korean audience being very vocal in their adoration of this actress, to the point that the script was changed to extend her part. I’m sure Choi Jin Hyuk is loved as well but the very tiny Baek Jin Hee has become a mighty draw on TV when she’s paired with a great script. All those pieces are falling into place with this drama, at least for now

2014 Korean Drama Awards Nominees Announced, Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, and Lee Min Ho for Grand Award

By in News posted Oct September 12th, 2014 No comments

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.”

In the Best Drama category, “King’s Family,” “Empress Ki,” “My Love from the Star,” “Jeongdojeon,” and “Secret Love Affair” were nominated

Actress Baek Jin Hee Picks “High Kick” as Her Most Memorable Project in Interview with Vogue Girl

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

Actress Baek Jin Hee enjoyed a sweet vacation.

The actress has been busy, appearing in one drama after another. Starting from “Empress Ki,” and moving on to “Triangle” and to the recently finished variety program “The Law of the City,” Baek Jin Hee has been doing a variety of activities. Recently, the actress worked with Vogue Girl magazine and participated in a photo shoot. For this photo shoot, the concept was“A Sweet Break,” where she was able to express her innocent charms as much as she wanted.

In the interview that took place along with the photo shoot, Baek Jin Hee was asked about her thoughts on acting, her future dreams and what she’s been up to lately. From her complete filmography list, she picked the sitcom “High Kick” as her most memorable project

Kim Hyung Min

By in Actor posted Oct August 22nd, 2014 No comments

Name: 김형민 / Kim Hyung Min (Kim Hyeong Min)
Profession: Actor
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Birthdate:’ 1983-Sep-05
Height: 187cm
Weight: 72kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: AB
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Education: Su Won University
Debut: 2004 Mobile Drama <5 Stars>

TV Shows

I Need Romance 2012 (tvN, 2012)
I Need Romance (tvN, 2011)
Mom is Pretty Too (KBS2, 2010)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Rainbow Romance (MBC, 2005)


My Boss, My Teacher (2005)
When Romance Meets Destiny (2005)

Joseon Gunman, Episodes 5-14: Gunning for Revenge

By in News posted Oct August 21st, 2014 No comments
Joseon Gunman, Episodes 5-14: Gunning for Revenge Written by Joyce On August 20, 2014

Joseon Gunman is practically synonymous with Lee Jun-ki, serving as an extension of his action-filled resume. The more I watch, the more amazed I am how how far he has come since his My Girl days, carving a niche for himself as an action thriller star.

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.

After the first four episodes laid the groundwork for his revenge motive, the darker plot and tone starts to really kick in from there onwards. Yoon-kang (Lee Jun-ki) doesn’t disappoint as a lead character, bringing to the plate an intricately woven transformation from a carefree nobleman to a gunman full of vengeance, equipped with a occasionally questionable moral compass

Kim Sung Ryung

By in Actress posted Oct August 5th, 2014 No comments

Name: 김성령 / Kim Sung Ryung (Kim Seong Ryeong)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1967-Feb-08
Height: 168cm
Weight: 50kg
Blood type: AB
Family: Married with one son; sister is news anchor Kim Sung Kyung

TV Series

The Chaser (SBS, 2012)
Syndrome (jTBC, 2012)
What’s Up? (MBN, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2011)
Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
You’re Beautiful (SBS, 2009)
Soul (MBC, 2009)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Hometown over the Hill (KBS1, 2007)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Good Day to Love (SBS, 2007)
My Lovely Miss Dal Ja (SBS, 2006)
Don’t Worry (KBS2, 2005)
Miss Kim Makes 1 Million (SBS, 2004)
명동백작 (EBS, 2004)
Garden of Eve (SBS, 2003)
Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
King and Rain 왕과 비 (KBS, 2000)
Drama City Ep

Jin Yi Han Talks About Acting in “Empress Ki” in bnt International

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

Actor Jin Yi Han has been a hot topic for the manly charms displays in his fashion pictorials. He also expressed his thoughts about acting in “Empress Ki” as well as his dancing skills on variety shows.

It’s hard to see the various charms that he has through dramas, but through this photo shoot, he showed a silly side of him as well as a sexy side where his manly charms was revealed.

For this photo shoot, Jin Yi Han wore a loose black shirt with jeans, showing off a natural look. According an official that was at the photo shoot, they said, “Whether he’s eating a lollipop playfully or sitting on a sofa and reading a magazine comfortably, it seemed like this was his everyday life. He was able to express this through his expressions and poses, making it an enjoyable photo shoot

EXO-K perform, Kim Soo Hyun, Yuri and more win at ’50th Baeksang Arts Awards’

By in News posted Oct May 27th, 2014 No comments

Walking away with the Daesang awards were Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards 2014 held on May 27.

The awards ceremony is held annually by IS PLUS Corp. to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry and to garner wide public attention upon the best in Korean films and dramas.

Here are the winners of this year"s awards ceremony:

Movie Category:

-Daesang: Song Kang Ho ("The Attorney")

-Best Film: "The Attorney"

-Best Director: Bong Joon Ho ("Snowpiercer")

-Best Rookie Director: Yang Yoo Suk ("The Attorney")

-Best Actor: Sol Kyung Koo ("Wish")

-Best Actress: Shim Eun Kyung ("Miss Granny")

-Best Supporting Actor: Lee Jung Jae ("The Face Reader")

-Best Supporting Actress: Jin Kyung ("Cold Eyes")

-Best Rookie Actor: Kim Soo Hyun ("Secretly, Greatly")

-Best Rookie Actress: Kim Hyang Ki ("Thread of Lies")

-Scenario Award: Kim Ji Hye & Jo Joong Hoon ("Wish")

-Popular Actor: Kim Soo Hyun ("Secretly, Greatly")

-Popular Actress: Yuri ("No Breathing")


TV Category:

-Daesang: Jun Ji Hyun (SBS"s "You Who Came From The Stars")

-Best Drama: KBS 2TV"s "Good Doctor"

-Best Variety Show: tvN"s "Grandpas Over Flowers"

-Director Award: An Pan Seok (JTBC"s "Love Affair")

-Best Actor: Jo Jae Hyun (KBS 1TV"s "Jung Do Jun")

-Best Actress: Lee Bo Young (SBS"s "I Hear Your Voice")

-Best Rookie Actor: Jung Woo (tvN"s "Reply 1994")

-Best Rookie Actress: Baek Jin Hee (MBC"s "Empress Qi")

-Best Variety Show Star (Male): Shin Dong Yup (JTBC"s "Witch Hunt")

-Best Variety Show Star (Female): Kim Young Hee (KBS 2TV"s "Gag Concert")

-Best Script: Jung Sung Joo (JTBC"s "Love Affair")

-Best OST: Lyn"s "My Destiny" (SBS"s "You Who Came From The Stars")

-Popular Actor: Kim Soo Hyun (SBS"s "You Who Came From The Stars")

-Popular Actress: Park Shin Hye (SBS"s "Heirs")

-Fashionistas: Siwan & Kim Hee Ae

-InStyle Fashionista: Jun Ji Hyun


EXO-K"s "Overdose"

Lyn"s "My Destiny"

The 50th Baeksang Arts Awards, Watch Along with List of Nominations

By in News posted Oct May 27th, 2014 No comments

The annual award that celebrates achievements in both film and television is back with its 50th edition. The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” airs today on JTBC starting 6:20 PM KST, taking place at Kyunghee University Hall of Peace in Seoul. Watch it live here as your favorite stars from your favorite dramas, variety shows, and films are honored for their work. EXO-K will also be performing today.

Look below for the complete list of nominations.

The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” divides its awards into two categories: television and film.

Actor Kim Soo Hyun is up for two acting awards- Best Actor in Television and Best Rookie Actor in Film. His SBS drama “Man from the Stars” has its name in four award categories

Kim Hye Sun

By in Actress posted Oct May 22nd, 2014 No comments

Name: 김혜선 / Kim Hye Sun (Kim Hye Seon)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1969-Sep-28
Height: 162cm
Weight: 43kg
Blood type: A

TV Series

If Tomorrow Comes (SBS, 2011)
The Great Gift (SBS, 2011)
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
Give Me Food (MBC, 2009)
Big Sister (KBS1, 2008)
First Wives Club (SBS, 2007)
Famous Princesses (KBS2, 2006)
Tears of Diamond (SBS, 2005)
Land (SBS, 2004)
Lotus Flower Fairy (SBS, 2004)
Terms of Endearment (KBS2, 2004)
Match Made in Heaven (MBC, 2004)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
Girl School (KBS2, 2002)
The Maengs’ Golden Era (MBC, 2002)
Ruler of Your Own World (MBC, 2002)
Foolish Princes (MBC, 2000)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Woman on Top (SBS, 1999)


Dark Forest- 4 Horror Tales (2006)


2008 SBS Drama Awards: Female Lead Award – Serial Drama (First Wives Club)

“Empress Ki” and “Triangle” Drama Cast Meet on Set

By in News posted Oct May 1st, 2014 No comments

Empress Ki” recently aired their final episode on April 29. The MBC drama series to fill in the Monday and Tuesday evening time slots formerly held by the highly popular drama series will be, “Triangle” featuring JYJ member Jaejoong. On April 28, the cast of both dramas met up since their sets are fairly close to one another.

In the photos, several of the actors from each drama can be seen greeting each other and chatting away. The photos were shared on the official forum for the drama, “Triangle.”

“Triangle” is about three orphaned brothers who reunite after being separated 20 years ago by an unfortunate event. Jaejoong is set to play the second-oldest brother, Heo Young Dahl who turns to a life of thuggery and is willing to do anything to scrape by while trying to forget the traumatic events of his youth

‘Empress Ki’ Bows Out Without Reaching 30%

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

After taking over the ratings chart during its entire run, MBC’s Empress Ki concluded its series, rounding up its success.

Running 51 episodes in total, Empress Ki starred a talented cast of Ha Ji Won, Joo Jin Mo, Ji Chang Wook, and many more. The fast-paced and detailed story kept viewers on board since the end of October, when the drama first began with ratings of 11.1.

Ratings continue to rise, reaching its highest of 29.2 percent in March with episode 37. Its last episode, however, ended with 28.7, unfortunately not hitting 30 percent as everyone hoped it would.

With the conclusion of Empress Ki, MBC will follow it up with Triangle, starring Lee Bum Soo, Kim Jae Joong, and Im Si Wan.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Kim Jaejoong, Kang Ji Hwan, and Lee Jong Suk Go on Monday-Tuesday Drama Ratings War Starting Next Week

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

With only one more episodes left to air, “Empress Ki” is almost finished and the quest is now on to find who will be the righteous heir to Ha Ji Won‘s Monday-Tuesday drama throne.

While there are many factors that can contribute to the success of a drama such as a solid and highly captivating story line as well as the actors’ skills, it is the viewers who can really make or break the deal.

Starting next week, May 5, MBC will try to keep its reign of the time slot following “Empress Ki” with “Triangle,” while SBS will play its cards with “Doctor Stranger.” KBS, on the other hand, started earlier in the game with “Big Man” which started airing this week, the same night as the first of the two final episodes of “Empress Ki

Choo Sung Hoon to Fight Lee Bum Soo and Kim Jae Joong in ‘Triangle’

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

Interest has been gathering on Choo Sung Hoon’s special appearance on upcoming drama Triangle.

Following up Empress Ki, MBC’s new drama Triangle has been slowly unveiling itself prior to airing its first episode.

In the upcoming episode, Choo Sung Hoon will be acting as the force behind money that Heo Young Dal (Kim Jae Joong) is going after and will be chased by detective Jang Dong Soo (Lee Bum Soo). Interest has also been gathering on the fight scene between Choo Sung Hoon and Lee Bum Soo.

The second teaser of Triangle hints at Choo Sung Hoon’s upcoming charismatic actions to be featured in the drama.

Meanwhile, Triangle is set to air on May 5.

Photo credit: MBC