inspiring generation recap

Interview with Swedish YouTube Singer Impaofsweden

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

YouTube singer Impaofsweden, like her name reveals, hails from Sweden. She first discovered BIGBANG’s G-Dragon in 2010, which was a great intro to the world of K-Pop. She discovered her love for singing later than the usual child who dreams of becoming a singer as a teen. Despite her “slow” start, it quickly became her biggest interest. Impaofsweden started uploading her first cover on YouTube in December 2011, which was labelmate 2NE1’s “Hate You.”

December 2011 || 2NE1 – Hate You

“Wait- did 2NE1 release an English version?” That’s probably one of the first thoughts that popped into your mind while listening to the audio. If you check out her other covers, you’ll realize that all the covers are in English

Actor Yoo Tae Woong Leaves “Oh! My Baby” and Joins New Drama “Triangle”

By in News posted Oct May 3rd, 2014 No comments

Actor Yoo Tae Woong has simultaneously dropped out of SBS’ “Oh! My Baby” and has been confirmed to join the cast of MBC’s upcoming drama “Triangle.”

According to multiple sources, the actor recently completed his last filming for “Oh! My Baby” and has decided to leave the program. After finishing up KBS 2TV’s drama “Inspiring Generation,” Yoo Tae Woong concluded that organizing future schedules will make it difficult for him to continue filming for the SBS show.

The actor joined “Oh! My Baby” earlier this year in March, so it is unfortunate that he will be ending his run on the show after less than two months.

You can look forward to seeing Yoo Tae Woong soon, as he will be joining the cast of upcoming drama “Triangle,” premiering on MBC on May 5

“Golden Cross” PD Explains Why He Didn’t Cast Any Idols

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

It’s pretty hard to find a drama these days that doesn’t involve an idol in some form or another. That says a lot about how much idol acting has improved over the last couple years. However, in an interesting twist, KBS’s new drama series “Golden Cross” features a total of zero idols in its whole cast. The reason for that was that the PD believed having an idol on the cast could affect viewer immersion.

On April 7 a press conference was held for KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama series “Golden Cross,” featuring a cast list that comprises of Lee Si Young, Kim Kang Woo, Han Eun Jung, and Uhm Ki Joon. An interesting note about this drama was that there was not a single idol amongst the cast. Main PD for the drama, Hong Suk Goo, explained that he “Doesn’t have any negativity towards idols; however, after considering the effect it may have on immersion, we decided to go without idols on this drama

Actor’s Bae Yong Joon’s Boys Fight for First Place in Wednesday/Thursday Drama Ratings

By in News posted Oct February 13th, 2014 No comments

Actor Kim Soo Hyun and singer/actor Kim Hyun Joong have been competing against one another for ratings for their Wednesday/Thursday drama. The general public wondered if actor Bae Yong Joon’s agency “KeyEast” who supports these two actors should be happy or sad that they are competing one another.

The current winner would be Kim Soo Hyun. Kim Soo Hyun has successfully won every women’s hearts through his SBS drama “You Who Came from the Stars” with co-star actress Jun Ji Hyun. However, Kim Hyun Joong’s KBS drama “Inspiring Generation” had started later than “You Who Came from the Stars”. Viewers speculated that for “Inspiring Generation” to overcome the popularity and fan base “You Who Came from the Stars” have already had, would be more difficult.

It is famously known that Bae Yoon Joon deeply cares for both Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Soo Hyun, so the public wonders if Bae Yoon Joon should be happy or sad that they are competing each other for the Wednesday/Thursday drama ratings

Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang Couple Up for a Photo on the Set of “Age of Feeling”

By in News posted Oct December 24th, 2013 No comments

The actors Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang recently appeared in a photo together.

The photo was released from the set of “Age of Feeling” (aka “Inspiring Generation”), a drama produced by Ray n Mo. In the photo Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang are smiling sweetly next to each other. Production officials said “It’s a shame that the pair’s unexpected chemistry on set cannot be shown on camera,” but also “we think you’ll be mesmerized when they transform into their characters Gaya and Jeong Tae.”

Upon seeing the photos, netizens chimed in: “Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang looking good!” “So jealous!” and “I’m looking forward to the drama!”

“Age of Feeling” is a large scale action drama set in the 1930s, depicting love, loyalty and friendship in the relationship between China, Japan and Korea

Kim Hyun Joong Explodes with Masculine Charm for New Stills of “Age of Feeling”

By in News posted Oct November 26th, 2013 No comments

Kim Hyun Joong went from a flower boy to a manly man in new stills for the upcoming KBS drama, “Age of Feeling” (or “Inspiring Generation“).

Filming for “Age of Feeling” has started and Kim Hyun Joong transformed into a rough fighter as he filmed his first scene in a restaurant on November 21.

Kim Hyun Joong entered the set with dark skin, short hair and a scarred face. He also sported a worn out leather jacket, further emphasizing his rough, manly charms.

It is said that Kim Hyun Joong worked hard to research his character and script, having a lot of discussions with the director and other staff members to completely transform into Shin Jung Tae.

The stills show a tense battle of nerves between Kim Hyun Joong and an unphotographed actor

Kim Hyun Joong to Drop Out of “Barefoot Friends” Due to Upcoming Drama Filming Schedule

By in News posted Oct October 31st, 2013 No comments

Kim Hyun Joong has announced his departure from the variety program “Barefoot Friends.”

On October 31, Key East reps spoke with TV Report and said, “Due to scheduling conflicts with Kim Hyun Joong’s drama, he will need to step down from SBS’ ‘Barefoot Friends.’ He recently finished his last filming for the show.”

In order to film for the upcoming KBS drama, “Age of Feeling” (or “Inspiring Generation“), Kim Hyun Joong will be leaving for China in November so it would be hard for him to film “Barefoot Friends” at the same time. After discussing it with the variety show’s production team, it was decided that he would drop out.

Key East also added, “The filming for ‘Barefoot Friends’ that took place on October 27 was Kim Hyun Joong’s last one,” and “He is preparing to show better sides of himself through the upcoming drama