Added episodes 31 and 32 captures for the Korean drama "Hotel King" (2014)Directed by Kim Dae-jinWritten by Jo Eun-jeongNetwork : MBCWith Lee Dong-wook, Lee Da-hae, Wang Ji-hye, Seulong, Lee Deok-hwa, Kim Hae-sook,...32 episodes - Sat, Sun 21:55SynopsisAn heiress struggles to protect the one and only domestic 7-star hotel "CL Hotel", and the general manager becomes an enemy to his father who abandoned him.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/04/05
(Photo : SBS ) Krystal lends her voice to the "My Lovely Girl" soundtrack.
Krystal of SM Entertainment’s f(x) delivers the stirring track “All of a Sudden” which is also Romanized as "On the Verge of Tears" for part two of the “My Lovely Girl” soundtrack.
“My Lovely Girl” is set in the fictitious agency ANA Entertainment. Krystal portrays Yoon Se Na, a unlikely trainee whose deceased sister dated acclaimed songwriter Lee Hyun Wook.
Rain is Lee Hyun Wook, the grieving producer/songwriter who takes on the task of introducing Se Na to the harsh realities of the entertainment industry.
As the drama is set within the entertainment industry, the cast is predominantly comprised of idols. Korean critics have questioned this casting which also includes INFINITE’s L and Hoya
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
"My Lovely Girl" - Episode 2 Washing the dog RECAP Se Na
, having been fired from her hotel job, goes and gets another job at a lunch place, delivering take-out on a scooter. During a delivery, she runs into Shi Woo
and spurns his advances. Hyun Wook
continually calls her for take-out, having bought a house in Seoul. Both of them, of course, know this is a ruse to see her every day, leading to some funny and charming scenes. Hae Yoon
hits on Hyun Wook
during a housewarming party, but he just assumes she"s drunk and pushes her away.
That night, Hyun Wook
sees Se Na
getting chased by thugs. Trying to help her escape, he saves her from getting mowed down by a truck with an improperly set parking brake. She gets fired because the thugs come by the shop, too, so Hyun Wook
hires Se Na
to be his dog sitter
MY LOVELY GIRL, EPISODE 1
drama "My Lovely Girl" premiered recently and features a dizzying array of idols, as well as an adorable golden retriever. A few of the main characters and who they are: Rain
as Hyun Wook
, musician and CEO of AnAKrystal
as Se Na
, aspiring singer/songwriterCha Rae Ryun
as Shin Hae Yoon
, director at AnAL
as Shi Woo
(member of the boy band Infinite Power
as Rae Heon
(of Infinite Power
The scene opens with Hyun Wook
in a car accident that results in the death of his love, So Eun
. She dies in his arms and he"s wracked with guilt, swearing never to date again. He hides himself away for three years. Se Na
is his dead fiancee"s sister; after escaping from some thugs, she calls her sister, complaining that she"s alone
K-dramas have their share of crazy weddings. There was the wedding in which Son Ye Jin discovered that her boyfriend was marrying her former best friend in "Personal Taste." And then there was the wedding, which turned into a divorce ceremony for Moon Geun Young and Kim Jae Wook in "Mary Stayed Out All Night." And there was the proposed wedding ceremony between ghosts in "The Master"s Sun." The groom did not like the choice of brides and boycotted the ceremony.
But perhaps the craziest k-drama weddings ever are taking place in the romantic comedy "My Secret Hotel," starring Yoo In Na, Jin Yi Han and Nam Goong Min.
Naturally, this comedy is about weddings since Yoo In Na, who played Jun Ji Hyun"s frenemy in "You Who Came From The Stars," plays a wedding planner for the upscale Secret hotel
SBS’ new Wednesday-Thursday drama, “My Lovely Girl,” stars Rain, f(x)‘s Krystal, Infinite‘s L, and Cha Ye Ryun in a story about love and music set in the world of K-Pop. It portrays how two people, scarred by the death of a loved one, find comfort and healing in each other and in music.
Watch the teaser for the first episode, airing Thursday, September 17 on SBS at 9:55 p.m. (KST).
Shin Hae Yoon (Cha Ye Ryun): You’re not going to do music?
Lee Hyun Wook (Rain): There are two things I resolved not to do: music and love.
Yoon Se Na (Krystal): It’s hard to eat meals properly, right? Earning money to eat is the hardest thing to do
Actors Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Si Young, and Lee Soo Hyuk are currently considering offers to star in a new tvN drama titled “Valid Love” (tentative English title).
On September 15, a representative of Uhm Tae Woong’s agency told TV Report, “He is in the stages of making final adjustments to his casting.” Lee Si Young’s agency also revealed, “Lee Si Young received an offer to star in ‘Valid Love.’ She is currently looking it over.”
If confirmed, Uhm Tae Woong will be acting as the lead male character named Jang Tae Hee, a 41-year-old marine laboratory researcher, while Lee Si Young will be taking on the lead female role of Il Li (Illy). Also in talks of being cast in this drama as a carpenter named Kim Jun, is model-actor Lee Soo Hyuk
Virtual married couple, Hong Jin Young and Nam Goong Min, recently had their first acting experience together. The couple who appear on MBC’s “We Got Married” will appear together in Nam Goong Min’s current drama, tvN’s “My Secret Hotel.”
In the drama, Nam Goong Min is portraying Jo Sung Kyum, Secret Hotel’s Management Director. He shows off his cold and charismatic charms as he investigates his possible connection to the mysterious murder that occurred during a wedding at his hotel. He also charmingly pulls off the romantic line between Jo Sung Kyum and Nam Sang Hyo (portrayed by Yoo In Na), who is the Wedding Manager.
As a teaser to Hong Jin Young’s cameo, the production team released a photo of the couple behind the scenes as they hold up the scripts for episode seven and eight of the drama
Actors Shin Sung Rok, Lee Sang Yoon, and actress Kim So Eun are currently in talks to join tvN’s upcoming remake of Japanese hit series, “Liar Game.”
A representative of tvN revealed on September 12, “Lee Sang Yoon, Kim So Eun, and Shin Sung Rok are positively looking over the offer.”
Lee Sang Yoon’s agency confirmed the news, saying, “It is true that Lee Sang Yoon has received an offer to join ‘Liar Game.’ We are discussing the matter on a positive note.”
Shin Sung Rok’s representatives added, “The final details are currently being discussed.”
“Liar Game” will be the second drama to join the list of Korean remakes of Japanese dramas this year, following the news of KBS taking on the production of a Korean version of “Nodame Cantabile
According to Park Suk, CEO and co-founder of DramaFever, Korean dramas will hold sway over global content from next year onward."There are several platforms, including video-streaming sites the world over, and Korean dramas are the most in-demand among viewers worldwide", he said Wednesday at Broadcast Worldwide 2014, the largest international broadcasting trade fair, held at COEX, southern Seoul.Park, who has a master"s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School and previously worked as a media industry analyst, was the keynote speaker at the event.Established in 2009, DramaFever is a video-streaming website that offers on-demand documentaries, movies and television programs with subtitles. With 18 million subscribers, it is the biggest content-streaming website for Asian dramas in the United States and has won contracts with both YouTube and Amazon to supply content
Whether it"s a coincidence or part of a trend, sometimes drama themes imitate each other. Two currently running dramas explore the idea of lost relationships and what might have been done to make them work. "Discovery of Love" and "My Secret Hotel" both ask the same questions: Is your lost love better than the one you have now? Might things have turned out differently with that ex if only you tried harder.
In "Discovery of Love," Jung Yu Mi"s character used to date Eric Moon"s character. They fell in love at first sight and were madly in love for five years. Then they fell out of love and now she"s dating what seems like the perfect man. Sung Joon plays a handsome, charming, considerate doctor and Jung Yu Mi has no intention of giving him up for a guy she already broke up with
On August 25 at Gangnam district’s Imperial Palace Hotel, A Pink’s Chorong and other members of the cast on tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama, “Plus Nine Boys,” assembled for a production conference about the series.
Commenting on the show, Chorong told reporters, “I play the role of a mysterious girl with many secrets. This is the first time I have really acted, so I am nervous and excited. I’ve practiced hard, so please cheer for me.” CJ E&M producer Yoo Hak Chan, who is a fan of A Pink, stated that “Rong Leader” (Park Chorong) is skilled and hard working, giving her a thumbs up.
On “Plus Nine Boys,” Chorong acts the part of a Jeong Balsan District beauty who is Kang Min Gu (BTOB‘s Yook Sungjae)’s romantic interest
Now that the "Joseon Gunman" is close to its final episodes, it may be time to get excited about the drama that will replace it. That drama is "Iron Man" and it will star Lee Dong Wook and Shin Se Kyung.
Fans of fantasy may be more excited than most as this drama has been described as a fantasy melodrama.
In "Iron Man" the hero"s pain causes him to develop a dangerous supernatural ability. Knives actually spring out of his body, making him a lethal adversary. But when the knives retract, he is left with scars. Because of those scars, the fantasy plot seems like it will be a very moral tale about the perils of seeking revenge. The hero"s bitterness about his past and his desire for punishment cause him to become scarred, not just emotionally but physically
Actor Chun Jung Myung recently revealed that he’s taking acting lessons.
On August 20, a press conference for OCN’s new drama, “Reset,” was held at a hotel in Seoul where actors Chun Jung Myung, Kim So Hyun, Shin Eun Jung, Park Won Sang, and producer Kim Pyung Joong were in attendance.
It’s been three years since the actor made a comeback through a drama. The actor said, “I’ve developed a lot of ambition for this drama, so I started taking acting lessons again, and I did a lot of research with my instructor. I studied a lot by myself as well. That could be the reason why I felt confident on set. Before, when I did other projects, I wanted to take acting lessons, but the directors continuously stressed that I shouldn’t
Child actress, Kim So Hyun (15) talked about working alongside Chun Jung Myung (soon turning 34) despite the nineteen year age gap for OCN drama, "Reset,"during the press conference at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyundong on August 20.
She was asked, "You have a nineteen year age difference with your partner, actor Chun Jung Myung. How was it working together?"
This caused netizens to respond by saying, "Kim So Hyun and Chun Jung Myun are nineteen years apart in age? But they look good together," "I look forward to Kim So Hyun and Chun Jung Myung"s chemistry," "It doesn"t seem like nineteen years," and, "I don"t know why, but they somehow suit each other."
Kim So Hyun responded, "I was surprised to find out he was nineteen years older
Yoo In-na eventually had to take charge of her ex-husband"s wedding.
On the first episode of the new tvN drama "My Secret Hotel", Nam Sang-hyo (Yoo In-na) got drunk after hearing the news of her ex-husband Koo Hae-yeong"s (Jin I-han) re-marriage and drunkenly proposed to Jo Seong-kyeom (Nam Goong-min).
Nam Sang-hyo whined in her drunken state to Jo Seong-kyeom about her needs to get remarried first. She started dancing, then laid down on the floor. In the end, he agreed to marry her.
The next day, Nam Sang-hyo realized what she did and grabbed her hair. She couldn"t look Jo Seong-kyeom in the eye.
Nam Sang-hyo asked if she made a mistake last night, as if she didn"t understand. And Jo Seong-kyeom asked if she didn"t remember asking him to marry her
Korean dramas starting today 2014/08/18 in Korea: "Discovery of Romance" and "My Secret Hotel"
"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)
Breaking up is hard to do-especially in a k-drama. Lately, several k-dramas have focused on couples getting back together after a break-up or divorce. A recurring theme in k-dramas is that some couples are fated to be together and no matter how they try to avoid each other they were destined to meet. And in some cases that fate is so strong that it will survive a break-up or even a divorce.
These dramas may also reflect the rising rates of divorce around the world and in Korea. As sad as break-ups and divorces can be in real life, it"s nice to see that k-drama characters can resolve their differences and reconcile.
In the past year viewers have enjoyed the comic antics of couples that broke up then made up in "Emergency Couple" and "Cunning Single Lady
Actor Lee Jong Suk was recently selected as the cover model for the first issue of Star & Fashion Magazine’s “InStyle Men.”
The photoshoot took place in a hotel and an alley in Manhattan, New York. In the photos, his long, tall figure and his unique yet sexy expression were enhanced. His charismatic image in the alley cut, however, was comparable to his softer, gentler image in his hotel cut. This way, fans got to see both sides of this talented actor.
In an interview after the photoshoot, Lee Jong Suk excitedly revealed, “During the filming of ‘Doctor Sranger’ I received a text message from Song Kang Ho. It was a message along the lines of ‘Your acting is very good. You should keep feeling those emotions like you do [while you act].’ This message was so touching that I was instantly recharged