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See Im Siwan Dressed to the Nines for “Triangle,” a Wealthy Man with a Traumatic Past

By in News posted Oct April 24th, 2014 No comments

Abandoned as an infant and separated from his two older brothers, Im Siwan (ZE:A) was adopted by a wealthy family, and now, as an adult, is fated to meet his brothers again. Im Siwan plays Jang Dong Woo in the upcoming MBC drama “Triangle,” a character who lost his birth name of Yoon Yang Ha along with his family.

The ZE:A member fits his character like a glove, as is apparent in the stills that were recently released by the “Triangle” production, where he looks right at home, cleaned up in his sharp suit. According to a production official, Im Siwan excels in his portrayal of the character, as well, “satisfying everyone 120%” with his performance of the wealthy young man with a traumatic past.

“Triangle,” also starring Lee Bum Soo and Kim Jaejoong, will air its first episode on May 5, following the end of “Empress Ki

Upcoming Drama “Triangle” Starring Kim Jaejoong Releases First Official Teaser

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

The first official teaser for “Triangle” is out! The preview gives us a sneak peek into the contrasting lives of the three brothers, played by Lee Bum Soo, Kim Jaejoong, and Im Siwan. Also making an appearance in the teaser are the actresses Baek Jin Hee (“Empress Ki”), Oh Yeon Soo, and Kim Hye Eun.

This will be Kim Jaejoong’s first drama appearance since 2012, when he was in the MBC drama, “Doctor Jin.” In the drama, Kim Jaejoong plays the second of three brothers, who lost his original name of Dong Chul and lives a third-rate casino trash life as Heo Young Dal. This will be a new venture for the JYJ member, who has usually made screen appearances as wealthy characters with high social status

Dramas Return with Variety Slowly on the Way

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

Carefully but gradually, dramas are returning to television.

On Monday night, MBC’s Empress Ki and SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days aired its episodes. Empress Ki was set for broadcast on April 21, while God’s Gift – 14 Days was on standby and later confirmed to air.

But as expected, ratings weren’t as high as usual.

Along with dramas, variety shows are slowly making its way back on the small screen as well, with SBS’ My Heart Beats on standby for Tuesday night, depending on new updates on the Sewol tragedy.

MBC is expected go back to regular broadcasting with dramas and variety programs by April 23, although changes may occur at any time.

Monday, April 14, 2014



Lee Sun Hee Special of ‘Healing Camp’ with Lee Seung Gi and Baek Ji Young Pulls Viewers

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

SBS’ Healing Camp ranked number one for another week with legendary singer Lee Sun Hee as its guest.

The ratings increased from 7.6 to 7.8 with the second half of Lee Sun Hee’s episode airing on Monday night.

Not only did Lee Sun Hee continue to tell her life story through all of her accomplishments, but she also performed her version of Baek Ji Young’s I Won’t Love, bringing a whole new mood to the already sad song. Lee Seung Gi and Baek Ji Young also performed the song on the show for their senior.

Monday, April 14, 2014


1. MBC Empress Ki 25.3
2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 8.5


1. SBS Healing Camp 7

See Kim Jaejoong, Tough and Fearless on the Set of “Triangle!”

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

The production for MBC’s new drama “Triangle” recently released stills of singer/actor Kim Jaejoong on set, where he has put on a new type of masculine look, with a leather jacket, motorcycle, and piercing stare.

“Triangle” is a drama about three siblings, who, separated after losing their parents, fatefully cross paths as adults. Kim Jaejoong plays the role of third-rate bum Heo Young Dal, having lost his real name as the middle sibling, Dong Chul.

This is Kim Jaejoong’s first stab in a role as someone at the lower end of society, and production company Taewon Entertainment said, “It might be because it’s a completely new kind of role, but it seems he prepared a lot on his own. He had to get on the motorcycle during the first shoot, and the fearless character of Young Dal came right out

Upcoming Drama “Doctor Stranger” Releases Dramatic Trailer

By in News posted Oct April 10th, 2014 No comments

Upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released a dramatic teaser trailer through the official SBS YouTube channel.

The trailer starts off with a teary Lee Jong Suk and a sickly Jin Se Yeon. According to the dialogue, Lee Jong Suk’s character, a genius surgeon from North Korea, is sent to Budapest, Hungary. With a high speed motorcycle chase and dramatic narration and captions like “This is our final chance” and “Even if I did, I will save you,” “Doctor Stranger” promises to be an intense and dramatic medical drama.

“Doctor Stranger” is centered around a North Korean genius heart surgeon who escapes to South Korea. There, he works at an elite hospital while he tries his best to save his first love. The first episode will air on May 5.

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Which K-Drama is Your Current Obsession?

By in News posted Oct April 8th, 2014 No comments

It’s that time of the year again where we can barely keep track of all of the dramas on the air.

From action-thrillers to a mystery and, of course, your jaebeol drama, there’s something for everyone, but we want to know which drama you’re currently obsessing over.

Vote for your favorite below!

Three Days

JYJ member Park Yoo Chun’s action thriller SBS drama Three Days took off in the double digit viewership ratings when it premiered last month, and it continues to keep viewers tuning in.

Park Yoo Chun has been pouring all of his energy into his role as agent Han Tae Kyung, bodyguard to the President, in the 24-esque action-filled drama.

God’s Gift

SBS drama God’s Gift - 14 Days may not be blowing up the ratings charts, quietly bubbling under the radar with its roller coaster storyline about a mother’s race against time when she is given the chance to go back in time to prevent her daughter’s murder

‘God’s Gift’ Continues Its Walk with Single Digits

By in News posted Oct April 8th, 2014 No comments

No matter how intricate the pot, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days isn’t getting its break, still floating in the single digits while so close to breaking ten percent.

God’s Gift has for the most part captured the attention of viewers with its mystery plot as well as the growing number of suspects who each hold a secret against the protagonist.

The drama also has a talented cast of Lee Bo Young, Cho Seung Woo, Kim Tae Woo, and more, who have acted flawlessly since the first episode. But God’s Gift has broken through ten percent just once on March 25’s episode with 10.6 percent.

With only five more episodes to go, it’s uncertain whether or not God’s Gift will even get to break into double digits again, especially with MBC’s Empress Ki clouding over it with 24

‘God’s Gift’ Keeps Viewers Guessing Despite Ratings Drop

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

With ‘Don’t Trust Anyone’ becoming the new slogan, SBS’ God’s Gift kept viewers guessing and dying of curiosity with a new episode.

The drama fell from its two-digit ratings, but the story still kept viewers locked, trying to figure out who is Han Set Byul (Kim Yoo Bin)’s murderer. As the main characters dove deeper and deeper into finding the murder, an even more complicated backstory began to open up.

But viewers were most rattled when a trusted character turned out to be a suspect, making them suspect all the characters who have appeared in the drama.

Monday, March 31, 2014


1. MBC Empress Ki 25.0
2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 8.8
3. KBS The Full Sun 2

Jang Geun Suk Might Have Played Emperor Ta Hwan Instead of Ji Chang Wook in “Empress Ki”

By in News posted Oct March 31st, 2014 No comments

The March 30 episode of MBC’s “Section TV” revealed some of the behind-the-scenes of casting for the drama “Empress Ki.” According to the broadcast, Ji Chang Wook’s role of Ta Hwan might have gone to fellow actor Jang Geun Suk. The production team really tried to recruit Jang Geun Suk for the role, but he had another drama in mind, and as “Empress Ki” is a longer drama, it didn’t fit with Jang Geun Suk’s international schedule.

Moreover, it was revealed that Baek Jin Hee’s role for Tanashiri first went to actress Kim Min Jung, and when that failed, Baek Jin Hee was cast just one week before filming started for the drama.

Soompiers, what do you think? Do you think Jang Geun Suk would’ve been better as Ta Hwan? or Kim Min Jung as Tanashiri?

Tags Baek Jin HeeEmpress KiJang Geun SukJi Chang WookKim Min JungSection TV

Jang Keun Suk and Kim Min Jung Were Originally Cast for ‘Empress Ki′

By in News posted Oct March 31st, 2014 No comments

It has been revealed that casting for Empress Ki changed at the last minute.

March 30’s broadcast of MBC’s Section TV revealed the story behind the drama casting.

Empress Ki, which has been earning over 30% in viewership ratings, originally cast Jang Keun Suk and Kim Min Jung for the roles currently played by Ji Chang Wook and Baek Jin Hee, respectively.

Having acted alongside Ha Ji Won previously in Hwang Jin Yi, Jang Keun Suk was expected to be a great partner for the actress in another historical drama. However, Jang Keun Suk’s casting got nullified due to his schedules abroad, which overlapped with the 50 episode long drama.

Many actors also refused to take the role, since having to do a pigtail was rumored to cause misfortune, and the role was finally given to Ji Chang Wook

‘God’s Gift’ Finally Hits Double Digits

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

Fighting against a strong contender like MBC’s Empress Ki, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days isn’t doing too bad, breaking into double digits on Tuesday night.

God’s Gift has been sending viewers into a swirl of mystery with so many suspects coming into the picture with every episode. While it may sound a little repetitive, the drama kept its pace, unveiling new murder cases and hints to who the real murderer is, all the while sending frightening chills down the backs of viewers.

With the mystery becoming more and more complicated and curiosity spiking, viewers tuned in, allowing the drama to hit 10.6 percent, its highest since its debut.

Meanwhile, Empress Ki remained on top with 26 percent, while KBS’ The Full Sun lingered behind with 2

“Empress Ki” Extended with One More Episode

By in News posted Oct March 25th, 2014 No comments

Good news to all viewers of “Empress Ki!”

It has been announced that thanks to the high ratings and continuous love from the viewers, an additional episode of the Monday-Tuesday drama will be produced.

A representative of “Empress Ki” revealed to news outlet My Daily on March 24 , “After having a meeting, we concluded that we will extend the drama, originally planned to be 50 episodes, with one final episode, making the total amount of episodes 51.”

Due to the 2014 Sochi Wintere Olympics, the drama had to cancel one of its episodes, causing the last episode to air fall on Monday instead of Tuesday. However, the producers and actors have al agreed on extending the popular and highly successful drama.

“Empress Ki” will air its final episode on April 29

‘God’s Gift’ Sends Viewers on a Gut-Wrenching Roller Coaster Ride

By in News posted Oct March 18th, 2014 No comments

Although MBC’s Empress Ki is still kicking butt with ratings over 25 percent, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days has viewers growing with its gut-wrenching story getting more and more intriguing.

Mondays’ episode of God’s Gift had viewers gasping with each scene, never letting them stop to take a breath of relief. Although the murderer of innocent women was under custody, there was no moment to let guards down with the next conflict, also wrapped in mystery, rising for the protagonists.

By the end of the episode, Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) realizes that although she might have altered history a bit, what’s destined to happen will happen no matter how hard she tries to fight it.

Monday, March 17, 2014



Baek Jin Hee Leaving “Empress Ki,” Starting New Pilot Variety “Rules of the City”

By in News posted Oct March 16th, 2014 No comments


“Please look forward to a classy and lively city girl.”

The words of actress Baek Jin Hee, leaving MBC’s “Empress Ki” with her last episode on March 17, after the poison execution of her character, Empress Tanashiri. But do not despair! Baek Jin Hee will be back in a new SBS pilot variety program called “Rules of the City” starting on April 1, and will soon be flying out to New York to start filming the show.

On doing her first variety program, she said, “I had so much fun with my first villain role, but to be honest, playing the endlessly evil Tanashiri’s character was a bit of a handful. I’m happy to be returning my original, lively self.”

Also appearing in “Rules of the City” with Baek Jin Hee are Jung Kyung Ho, Lee Chun Hee, Kim Sung Soo, and others

‘God’s Gift’ Continues to Rise as Mystery Begins Unwrapping

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

Jumping into its third episode, SBS’ God’s Gift continued its gradual rise as the mystery of the kidnapper/murderer is slowly revealing itself.

On Tuesday night, Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) continued her quest to prevent her daughter’s kidnapping and murder from happening. While she was on that task, she decided that she would attempt to rescue the three women who were also killed ahead of her daughter’s death.

Working with Ki Dong Chan, Kim Soo Hyun manages to find out who killed the women, but the episode ended with little certainty that her daughter would still be safe.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


1. MBC Empress Ki 26.9 →29.2

2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 8

Lee Bo Young Makes It Her Night with ‘God’s Gift’ and ‘Healing Camp’

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

It was Lee Bo Young’s night with back to back programs featuring the beautiful actress.

SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days continued its run with its third episode, gather more momentum as the main story began to unfold. The drama rose about two percent from its previous ratings, aiming to break a two-digit number.

Right after the broadcast of God’s Gift came SBS’ Healing Camp, which also focused on Lee Bo Young, who was the guest for this episode. She shared about her love story with actor Ji Sung for the first time, gaining 7.4 percent in ratings.

Meanwhile, MBC’s Empress Ki continued to charge forward with 26.9 percent, while KBS’ The Full Sun plummeted to the two percent range with 2.6 percent

Empress Ki Ep34 Recap

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

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Seung-nyang stopped right in front of Yoo for a moment of angsty and accusing stare from her side and the guards were ordered to drag her away, but Ta-hwan’s arrival at the throne hall turned out to be a surprise for all of them. Tanashiri expressed her (faked?) relief to see him up and walking, but he’s only interested in what were they doing with Lady Ki. Seung-nyang was happy to have him recovering from the poison and Ta-hwan smiled at her reassuringly. They only had eyes for each other, as if they were the only people in the hall! Still, I feel bad for Yoo, who must felt a pang of sadness upon hearing Seung-nyang’s concern directed towards Ta-hwan

‘God’s Gift’ Plays Out Like a Realistic Movie with Ratings Increase

By in News posted Oct March 5th, 2014 No comments

With its second episode, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days set down its plotline, piercing fear and thrill into the viewers.

The first two episodes introduced the characters, before immediately jumping into kidnapping and murder of the drama’s youngest character. Viewers have been praising the high quality story, as well as the acting of Lee Bo Young, who perfectly portrayed a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child.

The episodes also brought up many social issues that have been taking place in Korea, sending fear at the possibility that what’s happening in the drama could easily happen in real life.

Although the drama received a ratings increase, so did MBC’s Empress Ki, who kept its overwhelming record at first.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014



‘God’s Gift – 14 Days’ Kicks Off at Second

By in News posted Oct March 4th, 2014 No comments

While it wasn’t able to climb over the barrier of MBC’s Empress Ki, SBS’ new drama, God’s Gift – 14 Days kicked off steadily at second place.

The first episode recorded 6.9 percent, a rise from the 5.7 percent that A Warm Word special left behind.

Empress Ki recorded 26.2 while KBS’ The Full Sun stayed at third with 3.3 percent.

Despite mediocre ratings, God′s Gift - 14 Days has been gaining positive feedback for its fast storyline that had viewers at the edge of their seats.

Monday, March 3, 2014


1. MBC Empress Ki 26.2

2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 6