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Series Overview: Fated to Love You is a Bundle of Laughter and Tears

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments
Series Overview: Fated to Love You is a Bundle of Laughter and Tears Written by Joyce On September 20, 2014

On the back of the finale of Fated to Love You, I’d like to say that the show will stay in my memory as the drama with the best character interpretations. It features the reunion of Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara, who starred together in Successful Story of a Bright Girl ten years ago. While Fated‘s plot is nothing out of the ordinary, the characters are really what steal the show and cement it as one of my favourite dramas ever.

If you’ve seen the Taiwanese version, you’d have a good sense of the plot – a one night stand, a pregnancy, a forced marriage, and then, a miscarriage. Cue angst with a capital ‘a’

Upcoming Drama “Doctor Frost” Holds Its First Script Reading with Song Chang Ui and Jung Eun Chae Among Others

By in News posted Oct September 20th, 2014 No comments

Recently, the actors and actresses for the upcoming OCN drama “Doctor Frost” held their first script reading. Photos from this event were later released by the production team on September 19.

“Doctor Frost” is based on a webtoon of the same name by author Lee Jong Bum. It is about a genius psychologist, Doctor Frost, who officially (and unofficially) assists the investigative team in solving crimes. Song Chang Ui will play the main lead, Doctor Frost. Jung Eun Chae will be the female lead, Yoon Sung Ah, who is a cheerful but meddlesome character. Supporting the leads will be Sung Ji Roo, Lee Yoon Ji, and Choi Jung Woo.

The production team of “Doctor Frost” revealed, “The first script reading took place this past September 15

[Drama Review] “My Lovely Girl” – Episode 2

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments
"My Lovely Girl" - Episode 2

Washing the dog

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

It’s Okay, That’s Love, Episodes 5-8: Couples, Consent and Coitus

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments
It’s Okay, That’s Love, Episodes 5-8: Couples, Consent and Coitus Written by Alolika On September 19, 2014

“They did it! They did it! They did it!! Yeah!”

But I am not rejoicing because “it” – my juvenile euphemism for “sex” – was the most anticlimactic resolution to Hae-soo’s (Gong Hyo-jin) sexual anxiety (no pun intended). However, before I get down to the issues I have with the eighth episode in particular, let me broadly outline the problems the narrative is developing as the show continues (or considering my delay, the show has continued).

What felt like a strained connection between the two focuses of the drama – psychiatry and love – is now at one level, completely wrenched apart and at another level, intermingled with the purpose of sentimentalization

Sooyoung and Kam Woo Sung practice their script together in a BTS photo from “My Spring Day”

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments

Although Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung and Kam Woo Sung have a love-hate relationship on screen, they looked like caring colleagues in a BTS photo from MBC"s Wed-Thurs drama "My Spring Day"!

Sooyoung affectionally patted Kam Woo Sung"s head to practice their heartfelt scene in which Kang Dong Ha (Kam Woo Sung) confesses his gratitude towards Lee Bom Yi (Sooyoung) and Lee Bom Yi shows her growing feelings towards him by patting his head. Their chemistry was evident by the tender and sweet look in their eyes and made fans look forward to their budding romance.

Are you enjoying the drama so far?

Lyn Gets Royalty Treatment in China for “My Love from the Stars” Soundtrack

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments

On a recent episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” singer Lyn appeared as a guest and sang the popular soundtrack for “My Love from the Stars,” “My Destiny.” She revealed that the soundtrack is gaining as much popularity as the drama itself. She became the first Korean female ballad singer to debut in China. She also revealed that she received royalty treatment while she was there.

In other news, Lyn also sang her newest track, “Thank You My Dear,” which has been known to be a song for her husband-to-be Lee Soo. The track was made by Lyn two years ago, expressing her feelings towards her boyfriend. Two years later Lee Soo finally heard it, and it’s been reported that he showed tears while he listened to it

[Spoiler] “My Lovely Girl” Krystal falls for Rain

By in News posted Oct September 19th, 2014 No comments

Krystal fell for Rain in the second episode.

On the second episode of the SBS drama "My Lovely Girl", Yoon Sena (Krystal) started to feel strange towards Lee Hyeon-wook (Rain).

Lee Hyeon-wook began to fully help Sena who was the sister of his past lover. He was hit by a car instead of Sena when she was being chased down by some men and he hired her as a pet sitter for 20,000 won an hour.

Because of his graciousness, Sena"s friend Yoon So-eun (Lee Si-ah) suspected that he liked her and Sena too began to misunderstand that he did.

Sena started to like Hyeon-wook and when they left on a trip to the sea together and were noticed as a couple; she was very happy. She has yet to find out that he was the boyfriend of her late sister

First Episode Of 'My Lovable Girl' Lands In Second Place

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


"My Lovable Girl," the new drama starring Rain and f(x)"s Krystal Jung started off in second place with viewer ratings of 8.2 percent. It followed "It"s Okay It"s Love" which recorded ratings of 12.9 percent for its final episode.

Also known as "My Lovely Girl," the drama began with a tragic car accident that demonstrated why each of the main characters is so scarred by past events. Rain plays producer and songwriter Lee Hyun Wook who spent the last few years hiding away after he lost his girlfriend in that accident. He meets Krystal"s character Yoon Se Na because his dog takes a liking to her. Also a songwriter, Yoon Se Na has run out of options in life and is pretending to be someone else. While trying to interest music producers in her songwriting talents, she has a run in with an arrogant star, played expertly by Infinite"s L

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat

By in News posted Oct September 18th, 2014 No comments
3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat Written by Lo On September 18, 2014

Everything has a secret, even K-pop and the world it opens for people. Korean music leads to Korean dramas. Appearances in Japan introduce fans to J-pop and anime. Anime leads to manga and J-dramas. Of course, you can start with any of those things and find your way around that whole web. But there’s one thing that often eludes fans, an island unto itself, cut off from the Hallyu wave: Taiwan. More specifically, Taiwanese dramas.

Taiwan has as long a history with dramas as Korea but has tended to import rather than export entertainment. The result is a entertainment culture that has been influenced by other cultures and has evolved as a result but hasn’t influenced those same cultures in return. Thus, T-dramas have a different set of usual mores and rules — college settings far outpace high schools, tones are closer to reality, and they’re far more risqué — than Korean ones

Ueno Juri And Shim Eun Kyung Meet; 'Tomorrow Cantabile' Releases Behind-The-Scenes Of Filming

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


Before Seol Nae Il, there was the beloved quirky character Nodame.

On September 18, production company Group 8 released a photo featuring Japanese actress Ueno Juri, who shot to fame after her portrayal of Nodame in the drama "Nodame Cantabile," and her Korean counterpart Shim Eun Kyung, who will be portraying the pianist Seol Nae Il.

In a previous interview, Ueno Juri expressed that she was excited about Shim Eun Kyung, saying, "I learned that she"s the same as when I did "Nodame," and that it"s also her first time to be a drama lead. Being in a similar situation as I was back then, I hope she also enjoys being in the drama, and become successful."

Meanwhile, following the release of Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung"s character posters as the genius student-conductor Cha Yoo Jin and eccentric piano student Seol Nae Il, respectively, a set of behind-the-scenes pictures during their first filming for the drama were also released

“My Lovely Girl” cast spotted watching the premiere of their drama together

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

The cast of "My Lovely Girl" watched the premiere of their SBS Wed-Thurs drama together!

Rain tweeted on September 18, "We watched the broadcast all together...^^ Please look forward to today"s episode as well hehehe," and did what any 21st century guy does during moments like this, take a selca!

Rain, f(x)"s Krystal, INFINITE"s L, Clazziquai"s Alex, Cha Ye Ryun, Kim Jin Woo, and Kim Ki Bang took a star-studded selca together, showing that they"ve gotten close through filming.

Stay tuned for another episode today!

“Yuna”s Street” Yoo Geon and Kim Ok-bin have a meeting

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

Yoo Geon appeared in the JTBC drama "Yuna"s Street" last week as Yuna"s (Kim Ok-bin) first love Tae-sik. He appeared messy and untidy with his ruffled hair and unshaved beard, as he was a recent prisoner who"d just gotten out.

Yoo Geon didn"t seem awkward at all with Kim Ok-bin and that"s thanks to the 2006 drama "Hello, God" where they starred as a couple. They used the little time that they had to bring out Yuna"s story.

Yuna is going to end up holding hands with Yoo Geon and getting herself into a dangerous deal. Yuna drew a line with him saying she was only going to help him out once but this act foresaw making things unstable with Kim Chang-man (Lee Hee-joon).

Meanwhile, "Yuna"s Street" is a story about a woman who is a thief, meeting a man who is nicer than no other and embracing each other"s wounds

7 K-Drama Kings and their Successors

By in News posted Oct September 17th, 2014 No comments
As K-Drama fans, we instantly recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korea"s version of Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists and basking in the spotlight on our TV/computer screens.

There"s a reason that these actors are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation of acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors that we can expect to reign in the future? The current princes who can claim the future vacant thrones.

Last time, allkpop rounded up a list of 7 top actresses and their second generation counterparts. Now, here are some of allkpop"s choices for 7 K-Drama Kings and their successors

Web Drama Announces Cast Including Kim Woo Bin, Jang Hyuk, 4Minute’s Jihyun, and More

By in News posted Oct September 17th, 2014 No comments

The makers of a forthcoming Internet-based drama called “Love Cell” (working title) have revealed a glittering cast of stars including Kim Woo Bin, Jang Hyuk, 4Minute member Jihyun, Park Sun Ho, Kim Yoo Jung, and Baek Sung Hyun.

The drama series is based on a popular webtoon (web-based cartoon) series by the same name, which ran for two years beginning in 2010. The series is slated to begin airing via Naver’s TV Cast service on October 13.

A representative for the series explained that viewers could expect much from the new drama, saying, “’Love Cell’ deals with issues that have not been shown on television dramas in the past. We have a cast and storyline that is of the quality of [the movie] ‘The Avengers.’ This will be a new watershed for web-based dramas

Eric’s Tears from “Discovery of Love” Moves Viewers

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

Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead

During episode nine of “Discovery of Love,” Kang Tae Ha (portrayed by Eric) actually discovered the true meaning of love.

On his way back from the lumber mill with Han Yeo Reum (portrayed by Jung Yoo Mi), he passes a fishing pond where he used to go with Yeo Reum’s father. He remembers her father saying to him, “There aren’t any girls like Yeo Reum nowadays. Please just always lose to her no matter what.” Tae Ha soon realizes that that was Yeo Reum’s father’s last words before he passed away.

At the same time, Yeo Reum begins to get sensitive and starts to sweat. Tae Ha soon figures that her father’s death was a suicide. Tae Ha finally recognizes Yeo Reum’s wounds, and he also realizes that he wasn’t there for her when she needed him the most

[Drama Review] “High School: Love On” – Episode 8

By in News posted Oct September 16th, 2014 No comments
It"s been a week. This drama didn"t air on KBS 2TV last week, so there was nothing to review, which was a disappointment!

Ji Hye comforting Sung Yeol

Seul Bi activates the black book with pyrotechnic results, and Sunbae appears and lets her know that she swore on the book, so she will be an angel once more. The process will take a week, so she can set her affairs in order before she leaves. She apologizes to the class for stealing despite the fact that she was innocent. Classmate Da Yool tells the homeroom teacher about the bullying that he had been clueless about. This causes him to be so despondent that he does not even notice the pretty teacher he"s had his eye on all this time. Coach tells him that"s the way it is, but the homeroom teacher has been blind to it

Upcoming Drama “Healer” Holds First Script Reading with Yoo Ji Tae, Ji Chang Wook, and Park Min Young

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

On September 11, KBS’s upcoming drama, “Healer,” held its first script reading. Present at the scene were directors Lee Jung Sup and Kim Jin Woo, writer Song Ji Na, and actors Ji Chang Wook, Yoo Ji Tae, Park Min Young, Park Sang Won, Do Ji Won, Woo Hee Jin, Kim Mi Kyung, Park Won Sang, and Oh Kwang Rok along with the rest of the staff members of the production team.

The reading lasted almost four hours, with only a five minute break in between. Despite the long hours they put in for this reading, the actors did not show any signs of tiredness, with each doing their best with their individual characters. Behind stories also reveal that despite the fact that it was their first reading, the actors showed perfect chemistry with their acting

CNBLUE”s Jungshin and Kim So Young relay their thanks to the viewers of “Temptation”

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

CNBLUE"s Jungshin and Kim So Young relayed their thanks as their SBS Mon-Tues drama "Temptation" comes to an end!

Jungshin and Kim So Young shared through their agency FNC Entertainment on September 16, "It was a precious production because we got to work with good sunbaenims, director, and staff... We are really thankful to the viewers who showed a lot of love for the maknae couple. We ask that you look forward to the finale today."

Stay tuned for the finale of "Temptation" today at 10 PM KST!

Join the Soompi Team! K-Drama Writer Position Now Open

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

Are you a passionate fan of K-Dramas and variety shows? Do you love to write? If so, we have an opportunity for you! Soompi is currently looking for freelance drama writers who can write original pieces about Korean shows, such as episode recaps, weekly highlights, op-eds, fashion pieces, or anything else you have the desire to share with a readership of millions! Our ideal candidate is a K-Drama fan with strong writing skills who can submit one to two articles per week. The position is paid and offers some flexibility in terms of output and schedule.

To apply, please send a resume and relevant writing sample of at least 250 words to [email protected] We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Complete fluency in English, with strong command of grammar Excellent writing skills, with ability to engage the reader Passion for Korean dramas and/or variety shows Proactive, enthusiastic, and dedicated Team player

Rain”s fans present the set of “My Lovely Girl” with a food truck

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

Rain"s fans sent the set of "My Lovely Girl" a food truck!
According to the producers, his fanclub sent 80 servings to where the crew and cast were filming the drama. Rain thanked his fans by saying, "I"m so thankful to the fans who prepared such a great dinner. I"ll do good through Hyunwook in "My Lovey Girl". Please look forward to the first episode."

The drama will air on the 17th!