How Many Episodes Are Planned For My Love From The Star
The Heirs episode 13 and 14 left Frau, BBSwooner, The Crazy Ahjumma and I with many feelings that can not be expressed in just a few words. We decided to create this post with all our favourite scenes from the two daebak episodes. We will rant, swoon and die as we discuss each scene and why we love it so much. Come and swoon/rant/die with us!!!!
“The Emotional Hug”
We’ve been following the ever-evolving story of Aurora Princess with raised eyebrows for months, as it has become a fixture in the headlines for its parade of shenanigans. And while it’s not the type of drama we’d typically be devoting a lot of attention to, it’s worth looking at if only as the cautionary tale of what not to do when making a show. If ever there were a case of a drama having more drama behind the cameras than in front of them, this would be it.
I totally wasn’t intending to write up the brand-new reality show Rain Effect, but I fired up the first episode out of curiosity and immediately got sucked into its fun, funny vibe. (Trust me, I wasn’t looking for another thing to recap!) It’s been a while since we’ve done a Variety Roulette; nothing like a little Rain to merit a comeback.
These kinds of reality-docu shows aren’t by any means new, but it’s not often you get one with a star as big as Rain. (And I’m sure I’m not the only one who had a brief flash to the Jeon Ji-hyun character doing one in the newly premiered drama You From Another Star.) True, he hasn’t been as big in recent years as he once was at the height of his pop-star fame (the mid-2000s were SO all about Rain), even if you factor for his two-year army-duty absence, but he’s certainly achieved enough to have solidified his place as a lasting star in the K-pop firmament.
Finishing up as planned, MBC’s Miss Korea concluded with no extra episodes or twists by the end.
Miss Korea finished its series on Wednesday night with a neatly packaged happy ending with Oh Ji Young (Lee Yeon Hee) and Kim Hyung Jun (Lee Sun Kyun) both achieving success in work and love.
Unfortunately, due to the popularity of SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars, Miss Korea wasn’t able to step foot out of the shadows, ending in third place.
SBS has a new variety show in the works for Sunday nights, and they’re wrangling up a large cast of ten stars to headline. Among them are Lee Dong-wook (Mandate of Heaven) and Hong Soo-hyun (Would You Give Love Away), though reports are mixed about Lee Dong-wook’s availability given his drama commitments with the upcoming Hotel King, better known around these parts as My Girl 2. It’d be nice to have him back in variety on a regular basis, but for now he’s shot the first two episodes and is considering a long-term spot on the cast.
There are only a few actors that have such mass appeal among international audiences that once their name is mentioned for a drama, everyone is prepared to subscribe. Lee Min-ho, Kim Soo-hyeon-I, and Jeong Yong-hwa are in that top, elite class (among others of course). So when Jeong Yong-hwa was announced to star in TvN”s latest drama, “The Three Musketeers – Drama“, it was an automatic “must-watch”.
Before I share my first impression of the drama, I must come clean about something: I”ve never read anything about the original “The Three Musketeers – Drama“. In fact, I know nothing about the story except that there are, apparently, three men. If you”re in the same boat, don”t worry! You”ll still be able to enjoy the drama – and you don”t have to worry about spoiling it for yourself with knowledge of the original storyline!
We’re at the halfway point of “Liar Game” now, and if I had to choose a favorite episode so far, this would have been it. It’s a breath of fresh air to finally see Nam Da Jung stepping up her game, and although she couldn’t have done it without Ha Woo Jin, at least she’s getting somewhere now. As with all previous episodes, the thrills and surprises were aplenty, as was the humor.
Let’s take a look at five of the most noteworthy scenes of the latest “Liar Game” episode.
After last year’s successful sold-out fan meeting in Singapore, five of the “Running Man” casts, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Kwang Soo and Haha returned on November 29 for yet another successful fan meeting at The Star Performing Arts Centre. With Singapore being the final stop for the Race Start Season 2 tour, the 5″ “Running Man”” members gave their best during the nearly 2.5 hour long show. Last year, they were dressed up as casts from Boys Over Flower. This year, they came back with a hilarious cover of “My Destiny” from the popular series, “My Love From The Star.” Never mind that most of them sang out of tune, fans were simply overjoyed to see their favorite stars back on the little red dot (an epithet for Singapore).The members gave a brief introduction of themselves before the Q&A segment where each member was being interviewed by the night’s host, Danny Yeo. Among the trio betrayers (Ji Suk Jin, Lee Kwang Soo, and Haha), Ji Suk Jin was asked to pick only one if he has to. He diplomatically replied that though he can’t trust any of them, all three of them are still one. However, when both Lee Kwang Soo and Haha were immediately asked the same, both lived up to the name of a betrayer when Lee Kwang Soo answered that his choice is Haha, while Haha’s choice is Ji Suk Jin. Suk Jin was then asked the same question again, this time, he picked Yoon Jae Suk who couldn’t be at the fan meeting. Haha was asked what his strength is in “Running Man”. He thinks that being the betrayer is not his, but Lee Kwang Soo’s strength. He replied that he is good at making Kim Jong Kook the bad guy by being out of the game early. Instead of working together, the betrayers betray each other. Song Ji Hyo was asked about her secret to winning Kim Jong Kook. To the delight of Monday Couple fans, she was quick to give credit to Gary for helping her win over Kim Jong Kook in the recent alien episode, and thanked Gary saying “Oppa, gomawo yo”, meaning “Brother, thank you.” Fans were not convinced when Kim Jong Kook voiced out that he isn’t the strongest nor the scariest member in the show. He thinks that Lee Kwang Soo is in fact very strong while he is weak. He also thinks that when the Monday Couple is together, they make a very strong team.With Kim Jong Kook’s strong command of English, Lee Kwang Soo had the fans burst out laughing when he honestly declared that he couldn’t understand Kim Jong Kook’s replies and preferred him to speak in Korean. Lee Kwang Soo was once again being teased and asked about being the “Asia Prince” and was asked if he is living up to the name. With the house chanting his name, he shyly gave credit to the rest of the casts for his “Asia Prince” title. The game segments followed, giving fans the chance to be up close and personal with the members. These lucky winners took home signed posters and polaroid pictures with their idols. Three games were selected through a Monopoly-like game board. The first game saw fans being split into two teams for a relay game which included moving beans with chopsticks, doing 50 sit-ups, playing Ddakji, popping a balloon, and playing Jegichagi. It was puzzling that Song Ji Hyo was tasked to do 50 sit-ups with fans instead of strong man Kim Jong Kook. However, after doing more than 60 sit ups between the 2 fan teams, she showed fans that she certainly deserves to be called Ace.Before Game 2, the dice rolled on the Monopoly Game Board and Ji Seok Jin has to do a penalty of Pepero with a selected fan. The “lucky fan” turned out to be a 14-year-old boy. The remaining members were quick to comfort the poor boy who sportingly completed the penalty with Ji Suk Jin.For Game 2, the members had to piggyback a fan to a bar with hanging onion rings for them to bite and be piggybacked to the starting line. A “Running Man” game is only complete with some form of cheating. Betrayer Lee Kwang Soo was quick to ensure that Kim Jong Kook could not win the game and indirectly helped Song Ji Hyo emerge as the winner. It was a two-team game again for Game 3 in a charade relay. Team A was flashed pictures of sports while pictures of animals were shown for Team B who won the game.A “mini-concert” was up next. Prior to the fan meet, I had never heard Ji Suk Jin sing. But I was impressed with his rendition of “Just The Way You Are.” Lee Kwang Soo has some trouble hitting the high notes in “Bogoshipda.” But with an armful of roses, he showed his sincerity by coming down the stage to be closer to fans. He didn’t forget fans on higher level and attempted throwing the roses up. Unfortunately, his mission failed. Song Ji Hyo sang “Emergency Couple’s” theme song, “Scent of A Flower,” followed by Leessang’s “Turned Off The TV.” Though Gary was not present, wearing a Gary face mask, Haha and Kim Jong Kook joined Song Ji Hyo on stage for an entertaining performance.Ji Suk Jin and Lee Kwang Soo brought the house down with their “Troublemaker” and was easily the highlight of the night. Ji Suk Jin looked slimmer in the outfit, while Lee Kwang Soo was simply comedic. At the end of the song, instead of earning a good lip to lip kiss, Suk Jin received a tight slap from Lee Kwang Soo! Kim Jong Kook endured a flu to show his best and serenaded his fans with “One Man,” plus the upbeat English number, “Sunday Morning.” Next up, Haha was joined by Skull in a medley of “Story of a Little Kid,” “You Are My Fate,” and “Rosa.” Haha also sang “From Fool to Fool.” All the members then regrouped on stage for “Twist King.”Unknown to the casts, a surprise segment was planned by fans. While the casts got ready for a photo with the audiences, lights suddenly went off, fans turned on their light sticks and mobile phones and sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” followed by shouting “Gomawo, Saranghae” (meaning Thank You, I Love You). A lovely cake was then presented to the cast and Song Ji Hyo couldn’t hold back her tears any longer. The night ended with all five of them doing Kim Jong Kook’s classic “You’re Lovable,” Skull and Haha’s “Busan Vacance,” and 2PM’s “Hands Up.” These three numbers had the audience all hyped up. But the night came to a final end with Turbo’s “December.” Unwillingly, the casts finally bid farewell and good bye to their fans. For more of the “Running Man,” continue to catch new episodes of the show which premiere in Singapore on Fridays at 11.45 p.m. first and exclusively on ONE. Repeats air on the following Friday at 7.40 p.m., as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.15 p.m. This article is contributed by ds dreamer. Special thanks to ONE for inviting Soompi to cover the fan meeting. Photo credit : ONE
SB End-Of-Year Review: The Best Dramas Of 2014 Written by Seoulbeats On December 18, 2014
2014 was a year when we saw everything from alien to liars to remakes in the drama-sphere. Export prices for dramas shot up the roof this past year, and it’s a good reminder that the Korean wave is more than just about music and idols, as Korean dramas certainly have their own attraction as they actually appeal to a wider range of audience, young and old. Following up from the mid-year review, the drama fanatics on the team are back to bring you our thoughts and feelings on 2014′s showing.
Given the many awards ceremonies that go on at the end of year, who knew we would hope for yet another one. But the impressive slew of explosively popular dramas and variety shows that cable network tvN and sister channel OCN churned out in 2014 deserves to be recognized. Their shows have touted original and fresh content, receiving highest praise all around.
Unfortunately, tvN announced that no end-of-year event is planned in response to speculations about a joint awards ceremony being held this year. However, a source of tvN said that a special event for their tenth anniversary in 2016 is under consideration.
Jang Su-won, a top star from the 1990s as part of the boy group Sechs Kies, is experiencing a second wind. He”s been back in the public eye since he acted in a special celebrity edition of the TV show “Marriage Clinic: Love and War” in September. But the reason Jang is back isn”t because of his superb acting – it was because it was so bad. It even earned him the nickname “robot actor”.Producers of commercials and entertainment shows have been seeking him out, and he even got the lead role in “Micro-organism”, a parody of the popular tvN drama “Incomplete Life”.”I”ve experienced too much popularity, and I”ve also have lost it”, said Jang in a recent interview with Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.Q. How do you like being back in the entertainment scene?A. I feel reborn. I always thought that if I were to make fame happen again, I would do it with music. I never imagined I could be back in the scene as this funny, humorous character. I wasn”t the most prominent member of Sechs Kies, and I always felt like I was a bit behind the others while they got all the spotlight. The whole thing is so new to me. Before, youngsters didn”t know me at all, but now even elementary school first graders recognize me. Do you like your new nickname? It won”t be easy for me to erase my unnatural acting from people”s heads. If I were to act in more serious dramas, no matter how good I was, the audience would still watch the scenes with some prejudice and would naturally lose their focus. Sometimes I think maybe I shouldn”t put any effort into getting better at acting. But I”m trying not to worry too much. I think if I show how I get better step by step then people would also gradually change their perception of me. Do you worry that the attention on you would disappear shortly?I think it will, so I don”t try to be obsessed with popularity. These days I film a couple of shows and commercials, but I always think there will be an end to it. I just want to continue putting effort into the work I do, just like I have been. What did the other members of Sechs Kies say about your recent work?Eun Ji-won was asking me how long I was going to do this robotic acting for. He said, “Just go back to your music and work as a singer”. But he can”t be the one saying those things [laughs]. He once said he would never be part of entertainment shows when he first said he would do hip-hop, but he continued with his “childish” character for several years. Do you know what you are doing next? The director of “Micro-organism” suggested he wants to do another work with me called “Robot from the Star”. Although the piece is not yet planned, it is going to be parody of “My Love from the Star“. It won”t be as short as “Micro-organism”, which only had two episodes. BY LEE SEUNG-MI [email@example.com]
It has been reported that INFINITE’s Sunggyu and Girl’s Day’s Yura have confirmed their casting to star as lovers in KBS’ new web drama titled “Love Detective Sherlock K (working title).”
According to a broadcast official on February 9, “Girl’s Day’s Yura and INFINITE’s Sunggyu have been cast in the web drama ‘Love Detective Sherlock K.’ They will be working with the lead actress Han Chae Young. Crank in is planned for the end of February.”
Are You Not Entertained?: When TV Goes Too Far Written by Rachel On February 21, 2015
One of the first things you notice when you watch Korean variety or “reality” TV shows is how different they are. Awkward moments are made humorous with bomb animations, startling confessions are written in eye-catching hangul on the screen, and background music is used to show exactly how we’re meant to feel. But one of the biggest differences about Korean television when compared with American shows is the sheer amount of celebrities everywhere. There are American shows with celebrities, such as The Apprentice, but South Korea takes the gold for sprinkling stardust wherever it can. From nugus to industry veterans, Korean television is a way to make your mark.
They walk back home and E tells her to go and rest. She asks if he isgoing with her to get the clothes tm but he tells her to go alone cuzhe isnt a sato who will follow a girl ghost around. he goes in and shemutters – that figures. I thought you were too nice to me all day. shelooks at the moon and says –you charlatan old fogey – how could you justgive me two (moons)
Jade and Hades are talking about fishing and food for fish. Jadetosses his line out and asks how is my form – look how all the fishgathered. hades says form wont catch the fish. in fishing the food hasto be good. jade says if I used that I used a good one. he changes thesubject and asks what are you going to do about arang – you have tosend her to heaven like you promised. Hades says I never promised butjade says you did so you are going to keep your promise right. Hadesasks if he has some personal plan to keep Arang in heaven so jade admitsto a personal plan. Jade thinks he caught a fish
Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo couple visited MBLAQ‘s dorm on the September 22nd episode of MBC‘s ‘We Got Married 4‘, to take the luggage into No.3 house of the ‘We Got Married village‘.
When they entered the room, ‘Husband’ Lee Joon funnily introduced a colorful stuffed doll to his on-screen wife, stating, “This is my former girlfriend.” Then he planed to pack the doll, but Oh Yeon Seo stopped him from bringing it along. In response, Lee Joon threw the doll on the ground.
October is wrapping up, but we′ve still got another Star of the Week to name – so keep scrolling to see who′s up for the title, and don′t forget to vote after!
Though CN BLUE′s members are busy with individual projects, they′re still working hard at what launched them to the top – the music.
Not only did the group release a second Japanse album on October 2, there′s also a documentary film slated for release in early 2014.
Kdrama “Mi Rae’s Choice” Episode 7 Recap
The episode opens up with Shin walking up on a Se Joo and Mi Rae moment. He turns to a corner with disappointment on his face. He dwells on it a little and decides to call out to them to join the others. Se Joo gets up first and Shin gives Se Joo a pat on the arm for his hard work and thanks him for his quick thinking on the water tank. Se Joo quietly accepts his appreciation and goes inside.
We’re extremely thankful for the eye candy in SBS’ The Heirs, but it’s true that we rolled our eyes at the lack of action on Wednesday night.
In the previous episode, The Heirs left us on our toes with a sudden movie theater confession by Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho), which ended up being quickly overlooked by Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye). While, it’s probably something that would happen in real life is a complete stranger sudden confesses his love for you, but the disappointment continued with the lack of any major events with Kim Tan’s big brother and bratty fiancée issues – which we already knew from earlier episodes.
Raising the bar of expectation, MBLAQ’s Lee Joon said his new movie, An Actor is an Actor is something to look forward to.
On October 17, Lee Joon attended the press conference for An Actor is an Actor, held at the CGV Wangsimni in Haedang-dong. There, with director Shin Yeon Suk, Lee Joon talked about the movie and the stories behind it.
“Our movie is a production for anyone who is going through mental issues or people who need a wakeup call and live well,” said Lee Joon. “Celebrities can get a lot of love and interest from the public, but on the flip side, all that love can disappear in an instant. When they love you, you must also be able to reply back.”
On October 18, Big Star Entertainment announced that, “Girl group BBde Girl member Nana was cast as ‘Young Mi’ in ‘Love and War 2‘ and will make her appearance in episode 90, ‘I Love Money More.’”
“I Love Money More” will air this friday and follow the lives of couples that encounter discord after marriage.
It isn’t the first time Nana has made an appearance on KBS 2TV’s “Love and War.” Previously, she also appeared on episodes 84, “Going Crazy Because of Love” and special idol episode 86, “My woman’s man.”