Evil Twin Korean Drama Episode 1
Official Synopsis: Betrayed by his girlfriend Han Jae Hee (Park Si Yeon), Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong Ki) uses Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won), an heiress who has lost her memory, to exact his revenge.
Ratings: KBS ‘Nice Guy‘ was able to snatch the first place position from MBC‘s ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ as it achieved a rating of 13.3%, while ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ still followed closely behind with a 13.1% rating. With intense competition between the two, it’ll be interesting to see who will continue being the winner of the ratings game. Meanwhile, SBS ‘To the Beautiful You‘ was able to increase in its ratings slightly with a 4.6%.
YJ is furious- how dare she says San’s name? YJ begins to cry.
DH’s mother brings out the pictures of San, alive, healthy, and well. YJ’s hands shake as she looks as the pictures, and even DH can’t shake that expression off his face.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t know that San was living,” YJ cries, still half in denial. DH’s mom says that it was all for YJ and DH, that it would’ve been impossible for YJ to raise San, that it would’ve been impossible to do anything for San with that red string (indicating YJ’s criminal record) around her ankle. She says San is growing well, but YJ doesn’t want to hear her excuses.
EPISODE 13 RECAP
by La Petite
Se Joo walks into the meeting room, introduces himself as Miranda’s grandson who inherits her blood and money but there is one thing that cannot be inherited and that is a challenging mind. He delivers an ambitious speech of his plans for making YBS into a media station that keeps challenging itself and into a media conglomerate that is recognized worldwide.
Mi Rae tries to get a grip of herself in the ladies after getting officially rejected by Shin, Writer Bae walks in and queries her regarding her Christmas date. Meanwhile, PD Lee wakes up from his little drooling nap (yes, there is drool on the desk) and sees Se Joo looking down on him, frowning. LOL. PD Lee obviously has no idea and continues to mock Se Joo but changes tone straight away and shuns Se Joo aside when the vice director enters the office. Oppa enters seconds later and pays his respect at Se Joo awkwardly and using Jondaemal. PD Lee thinks it was some kind of joke and takes him awhile to grasp the truth. Mi Rae is the last to enter the office and sees Se Joo.
Cable network TV Chosun is getting back in the drama game in the coming year with a new fantasy drama called Hundred Year Bride, and has cast FT Island’s Lee Hong-ki (You’re Beautiful) and newbie model-turned-actress Yang Jin-sung (she played Ji Sung’s first love in Secret) as the leading couple. You’re Beautiful was actually the last thing I saw Lee Hong-ki in, so it seems like forever since he was last in dramaland (he’s since done a movie).
HIGH SCHOOL: LOVE ON EPISODE 2
“How does this work again?”
Seul Bi steps in front of a car, but Woo Hyun saves her. Sung Yeol continues to be rotten to his stepmother, Ji Hye, throughout the episode. A purse snatcher makes off with Ji Hye“s purse, but is chased down by the idols, the angel, and Sung Yeol“s father. Seul Bi uses her power to disarm the thug, but faints afterward. Seul Bi“s angelic mentor appears and gives her documents so that she has a verifiable identity and all that. Grandma is taking pills, but hides them when Seul Bi enters the restaurant. Since Woo Hyun has transferred schools, he now gets to know Sung Yeol and has run-ins with the bullies.
“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 4 (Episode 7 – 8) by Couch-Kimchi:
I’m continually amazed at the story progression and the pace of this drama – things move quickly. That suits me just fine – I hate repetition, flashbacks upon flashbacks, long silent staring and no character development. Having said that, I don’t expect much just yet – it’s still very early.
In episode 7, our creepy brother Ki-Se “smells” that Ki is a woman and rips open her shirtt. He orders her dressed and brought to his tent, while Byung-Soo stares at Ki like he can’t believe it. Two of the Goryeo slaves are brought in to dress her up and apply make-up. She’s brought to Ki-Se’s quarters and he’s momentarily speechless at her beauty. She’s forced to her knees, her hands tied.
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This week brought two more solid “Man from the Stars” episodes. Do Min Joon’s past connection to Chun Song Yi is slowly being revealed, creating a rich backdrop to complement his present actions. Song Yi remains a strong, yet struggling character as she deals with a variety of issues ranging from sickness to even a murder case. I love how despite Min Joon’s commitment to noninterference, he keeps getting dragged into Song Yi’s complicated life. Not even an alien can resist fate!
Have you heard about the American remake of “Boys Over Flowers”? The story of a middle-class girl and four wealthy, handsome bullies has been made into at least four TV shows around the world — the most famous being the 2009 Korean drama starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong. The U.S. version, called “Boys Before Friends,” premiered last night, exclusively on Viki.com.
“Boys Before Friends” was first announced as an independent project and was financed by fans on the online crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Some fans are curious and excited about the remake, while others are skeptical that it will be able to live up to the fame of the Asian versions.
“Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.
This week brought another fabulous pair of “Man from the Stars” episodes. The unique combination of suspense, romance, and comedy continue to make for excellent entertainment. Min Joon’s role as Song Yi’s protector gets put to the test at many points during these two episodes. From falling fish bowls to runaway cars, Min Joon sure has has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he has some pretty cool superpowers to help him out. The writer does a wonderful job balancing the nail-biting suspense with laugh-out-loud funny interactions. Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions when you watch this show!
Even though the two seem to stick together for most of their public appearances, the two members of TVXQ have been working ‘together and apart’ for some years now, with each of them taking on solo projects in dramas, movies and even variety shows.
With TVXQ being voted for this week’s Star of the Week, we’ve decided to take a look into some of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin’s individual accomplishments so far.
U-Know Yunho in Yawang
U-Know Yunho has always shown his passion as an actor, making his way into the small screens through sitcoms and short dramas, and finally taking a major role in SBS’s drama Yawang, where he acted as ‘Baek Do Hoon,’ a rich guy who falls deeply and madly in love with ‘Joo Da Hae,’ who has evil plans to attain power through him.
We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!
“Man from the Stars” episodes 14 and 15 deliver both thrilling and romantic sequences. Episode 15 in particular brought back some much needed humor, delighting audiences with Min Joon’s comedic struggle to express his feelings. It’s Min Joon’s turn to feel jealousy and frustration, as he begins to give in to his ever-building emotions. Song Yi instead focuses on regaining her health as well as her independence when it comes to love. Alas, no matter what she does she can’t quite shake her feelings for Min Joon.
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
“You”re Surrounded” Episodes 10-20 Review
After a few unfortunate mishaps along the road (delay because of elections, Lee Seung Gi“s eye injury), “You”re Surrounded” finally came to a conclusion with all twenty episodes, and boy oh boy was the second half a roller coaster of a ride!
I don”t know where to start — there are so many things I want to say!
SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] “You”re Surrounded” – Half Time (Episodes 1-9)
The opening clearly establishes that the cliffhanger from last time was not, in fact, a fake out. The bad guys really were that petty and vindictive, and the good guys really were just not smart enough to plan for a double cross. So, with no apparent usable evidence, and a dead forensic investigator that apparently no one cares about outside of the main team, how exactly is the story supposed to get resolved here?
Dirty tricks, mostly. I”m generally not a fan of cops going bad because the villains are just that evil, but it actually works pretty well here. The essential problem of the villainous plan is that it”s assuming Jin-woo and team are so wholesome and goody-good that they would never, ever resort to devious tactics in order to accomplish their goals. Now, this could have worked if they just weren”t so darn smug about it. Practically everyone working with the villains is either trying to avoid law enforcement or has some sort of secret they really don”t want anyone to find out.
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…
The dearly missed actor, Hyunbin, will finally be making a drama comeback after 4 years since his last drama, SBS “Secret Garden”!
Many fans have been anticipating this moment for a very long time and it has finally happened—Hyunbin will be making a comeback in a drama with upcoming SBS “Hyde, Jekyll, and I.”
Although the actor had already starred in a movie, “The Fatal Encounter” earlier this year following his discharge from his 2-year mandatory military service, “Hyde, Jekyll, and I” will be the actor’s first drama since the discharge and his previous drama, “Secret Garden”.
FINAL EPISODE: “A Letter From The Continent”
The arrow that flies right by Sohyeon’s face finds its home in Yoon-seo’s torso, but he’s able to catch her before she falls. All he sees is a hooded figure escaping through the woods.
Sohyeon’s eyes are wide with shock as he carries Yoon-seo back to the palace, ordering that everyone be woken in order to help. All the while he whispers to her, “Just hold on. You’ll be all right.”