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[Drama Review] “My Lovely Girl” – Episode 12

By in News posted Oct October 30th, 2014 No comments
MY LOVELY GIRL, EPISODE 12
Krystal smiling. Because...well...Krystal.

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At dinner, Se Na asks if Hyun Wook knew her sister. He searches for an explanation, but she thinks he"s not listening to her and deflects her question herself. They end the night, and Hyun Wook shows up at Jae Young"s house and tells him to leave Se Na alone. Everyone at ANA, including Shi Woo, finds out his showcase was a success. Shi Woo invites Se Na to write songs for him. Hyun Wook"s father convinces Hae Yoon to come back to ANA. Tae Min agrees to go on a fact-finding mission for Hyun Wook"s stepmom; he goes to the tea shop owned by Hyun Wook"s mistress, Yoo Hoo Joo. It backfires when they both recognize each other. Jae Young tries to recruit Se Na, and then tries to hire Hyun Wook"s friend as a vocal coach

K-Drama Prosecutors Seek Justice

By in News posted Oct October 30th, 2014 No comments

 

In the last few years quite a few of the heroes and even some of the villains in k-dramas have been prosecutors.

"Pride and Prejudice," starring Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee, is the latest in the courtroom dramas to show prosecutors as avenging heroes. So far, the first episodes of this drama succeeded in bringing a few bad guys to justice while trying to sort out the romantic history of the main characters.

But should you like your melodramas or romances with a legal twist, here are a few more that we enjoyed:

"Prosecutor Princess": In this comedy Kim So Yeon played the fledgling prosecutor who assumes a stylish wardrobe and perfect figure are her most important career assets. Her new co-workers are not initially impressed by her fashion priorities but will come to respect her incredible memory and sharp legal mind

Shin Sung Rok Tries His First Historical Drama

By in News posted Oct October 30th, 2014 No comments

 

With his roles in "You Who Came From The Stars," "Trot Lovers" and "Liar Game," Shin Sung Rok has proven that he can act in just about any kind of drama. But despite the range of dramas he already appeared in, he has yet to be in a historical drama. That will soon change.

Shin Sung Rok is an actor that is equally believable as a villain or romantic lead. In "You Who Came From The Stars" he played the cold-hearted villain who wanted to kill Jun Ji Hyun. In "Trot Lovers" he was the warm-hearted entertainment CEO who wooed but lost Jung Eun Ji. In "Liar Game" viewers are not yet sure who his character will turn out to be. As the mysterious host of a game show that encourages people to lie and cheat, it"s hard to know what"s behind his mask.

But in his next role he will be easier to read

“The King”s Face”, Sin Seong-rok”s first historical drama

By in News posted Oct October 30th, 2014 No comments

Sin Seong-rok is starring in the KBS 2TV drama "The King"s Face" as Do-chi, a face reader.

Do-chi is a skilled face reader. Although he dreams about a world of equality and union, a series of unfortunate events make him change into an ambitious young man who has a burning desire for revenge on the world.

Do-chi loves Ga-hee (Jo Yoon-hee), but she has Gwang Hae (Seo In-guk) and the gap in identity makes him burn even more.

Poke face Sin Seong-rok plays Do-chi, a character who will induce conflict between Seon Jo (Lee Seong-jae) and Gwang Hae.

In the pictures, Sin Seong-rok is riding a horse and he looks secretive. Or, he can be seen face reading from afar and his eyes seem to show he"s completely engrossed in his character

Jang Nara’s Stills From Upcoming Drama “Mr. Baek” Revealed

By in News posted Oct October 28th, 2014 No comments

On October 27, a member of the production team behind MBC’s upcoming drama, “Mr. Baek,” revealed that Jang Nara began her first filming activities. With the news, the staff member also uploaded a couple of pictures. Within these photos, Jang Nara is sporting a banged hairstyle, giving her a pleasantly normal style. Her cute expressions as she squats on the ground as well as her overall style adds to her character, Eun Ha Soo, who is supposed to be a young, bright girl trapped in the hardships of life. She represents one of the many young people that are unemployed. She moves from one part time job to another, being cautious and sensitive to even a small difference of 500 KRW (approximately 0.50 USD) in her wages. Even though she lives a difficult life, she tries to stay positive and treasures her happiness with her family

Dal Shabet”s Ahyoung cast in MBC Every1 drama “Love Frequency 37.2″

By in News posted Oct October 28th, 2014 No comments

Dal Shabet"s Ahyoung has snagged a new role for herself to further expand her acting portfolio.


She"s been cast as the female lead in MBC Every1"s "Love Frequency 37.2", for which the premise is one that deals with the love issues of various listeners of a radio show, which is being illegally hosted by a "DJ Captain" (played by Yoon Gun). Ahyoung will be playing different characters for each episode, and and for the second radio listener story, she will be the female lead.



The idol-turned-actress shared, "I"m happy and thankful that I"m able to work with a great drama. It"s different from what I"ve done until now, and it"s a drama that is created with a new love story every episode

Dal Shabet’s Ah Young Cast as Lead in New Drama “Love Frequency 37.2”

By in News posted Oct October 28th, 2014 No comments

It has been confirmed that Dal Shabet’s Ah Young will be taking on her very first lead role in an upcoming romance drama titled “Love Frequency 37.2.”

The MBC Every1 drama ‘Love Frequency 37.2,’ set to premiere this November 11, is a relatable, omnibus romance that unravels the tangled love stories of radio listeners.

On October 27, a rep from Dal Shabet’s agency, Happy Face Entertainment, revealed, “Ah Young has been cast as the lead female of the second story, and will be portraying a different character in every episode.”

The Dal Shabet member expressed through her agency, “Unlike the roles that I’ve had in the past, this drama consists of a new love story each episode. I’m really looking forward to being able to show many things through these various characters

Which Actress Is The 'Baddest K-Drama Female' Villain?

By in News posted Oct October 27th, 2014 No comments

 

2NE1"s Cl may claim to be "the baddest female" in her song of the same name but some k-drama heroines give her a run for her money.

These actresses don"t always play bad girls but when they do they are really good at it.

Take Yoo In Young in "The Three Musketeers. Her character Mi Ryung adds an even darker shade to k-drama villains. She has killed to become princess and she"s ready to kill again. Whoever gets in her way deserves to die and she"s maybe a little delusional in thinking the prince, played by Lee Jin Wook, will love her for her dedication.

There are plenty of female villains in k-dramas but there are few that stand out. We at Kdramastars would like to give an unofficial Baddest K-Drama Female Award to the following actresses:

Baek Jin Hee: In her role as Empress Danashiri in "Empress Ki" she killed nuns and was ready to snuff out the life of an innocent baby to secure her spot on the throne and in the affections of Ji Chang Wook

TEEN TOP”s Changjo cast as male lead in drama “Sweden Laundromat”

By in News posted Oct October 27th, 2014 No comments

TEEN TOP"s Changjo has snagged his first role in a drama!
He"s been cast as the male lead in MBC Every1 and MBC DramaNet"s collaboration drama "Sweden Laudromat". The drama is a comic fantasy revolving around a laundromat run by a young female owner who can see other people"s troubles. His character, Yong Soo Chul, is clumsy and makes a lot of mistakes, but never stops running toward his dream.


Song Ha Yoon has been cast as the female lead, and as the male lead, he"ll have a love line with her. Changjo said, "It"s my first time appearing in a drama, but the members are cheering me on, so they"re a big strength. I want to show a side of me that I haven"t been able to yet through "Sweden Laundromat". I"m going to work really hard."

The PD said, "Because Yong Soo Chul"s character was created under a specialized image, instead of casting actors, we wanted to cast a new face that can deeply melt into the story

[Highlights] “My Lovely Girl” episode 11

By in News posted Oct October 24th, 2014 No comments

We only had one episode of “My Lovely Girl” this week (here’s hoping that Krystal is being given the time she needs to take care of herself!) but I thought it was a pretty good one. The plot moved forward in every storyline, there was cute romance everywhere, and we even got an accident-free performance from Shi Woo! So now, without further ado, here are my top five moments from this week’s episode:

1. Se Na kisses Hyun Wook. Their whole birthday date was adorable, but to me the best part was how Se Na ended the evening by kissing her new boyfriend. She’s open and honest about how she feels, and I love that about her.

2. Jae Young isn’t going anywhere, but at least he’s pretty. Honestly, Jae Young annoys me. He exists to stir the pot and cause trouble for our heroes, and he’s a terrible human being

Kim Soo Hyun accepts Best Actor award at the 2014 “Tokyo Drama Awards”

By in News posted Oct October 23rd, 2014 No comments

Actor Kim Soo Hyun was awarded with the Best Actor award at the 2014 "Tokyo Drama Awards" for his outstanding performance as Do Min Joon on "You Who Came From the Stars"!


On October 23 at the "Tokyo Drama Awards," Kim Soo Hyun accepted the "Special Foreign Drama" award on behalf of the drama and was also awarded with the "Best Actor" award.


The actor stated as he received the award, "I am honored to have received such a special award. I worked hard to express the years that Do Min Joon has lived and I am thankful that everyone had a positive response of it. The year 2014 was a very special year for me. Thank you for giving me such an undeserving award and I will work hard to live up to the support and love that everyone has given me

VIXX’s N Confirms Casting in Upcoming SBS Weekend Drama

By in News posted Oct October 21st, 2014 No comments

On October 21, VIXX’s agency, Jellyfish Entertainment, revealed to TV Report, “N will be appearing in SBS’ new weekend drama ‘Family Outing’ (tentative English title), using his real name, Cha Hak Yeon. He will be portraying a warm-hearted character that is similar to his real self.

Within the drama’s storyline, N will be taking on the role of an investigator by the name of Cha Hak Yeon. The character is one that well-mannered and cute, with a very good sense of fashion, all the while having a bright personality like that of a child.

The VIXX member is said to play an important role in one of the biggest cases in the drama, for which he investigates and determines the identity and assets of a grandmother who is connected to the case

Eli of U-KISS Cast as Lead Role in Chinese Version of Hit Drama “Full House”

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

Drama production company Group 8 is setting out to produce a Chinese version of the hit KBS drama “Full House.”

On October 17, a representative of Group 8 revealed that it will be collaborating with China’s Asia Media Holdings to remake the drama “Full House” into a Chinese version through a Korean-Chinese co-production.

The Korean version of “Full House” was a remake of the original manga of the same name, and was broadcast in 2004. It starred singer-actor Rain and actress Song Hye Gyo as the main lead roles, earning much love and popularity with viewers, as proven by its record viewer rating of 40%. Reports of this new Chinese version are gaining attention with local media, as many are already anticipating its release

“Fated to Love You” Drama Withdrawal Syndrome

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

Thanks for supporting us by watching “Fated to Love You” on SoompiTV!

The sound of silence is heavy and thick in the morning air, its burden a weight on your shoulders, daunting, cold, and lifeless, as you timidly walk into the room. You immediately notice the stark interior and the oddly placed “Fated to Love You” promotional poster on the wall. Panic settles in. You want nothing more than to simply turn and run away.

As if sensing your trepidation, your best friend puts a reassuring hand on your shoulder, giving you a nod of encouragement. You grimace in fear, but still manage to flash her a meek, wavering smile. With a sharp exhale of breath, you take a seat on the leather couch. Your best friend, your pillar of support, follows suit

Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Jaejoong, Oh Yeon Seo and More Win Awards at Korea Drama Awards 2014

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

The 2014 Korea Drama Awards recognized the best actors and actresses in the industry today, October 1, at the awarding ceremony held at Gyeongnam Culture and Art Center.

As expected, the popular SBS drama series “My Love From the Star” took the Best Drama award for this year and its lead actor, Kim Soo Hyun, was awarded the Grand Prize for his performance in the drama.

Kim Soo Hyun’s eyes welled up with tears while he made his acceptance speech.”To the ‘My Love from the Stars’ producers and (co-actors) Jun Ji Hyun, Kim Chang Wan, Shin Sung Rok, Ahn Jae Hyun. To the (other) actor colleagues and staff. To (my) family, thank you very much. I will do my best to confidently be in this position,” said Kim Soo Hyun

[Drama Review] “My Lovely Girl” – Episode 9

By in News posted Oct October 17th, 2014 No comments
MY LOVELY GIRL - EPISODE 9

Seeking shelter from the rain (or is that "Rain?")

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Se Na consoles Hyun Wook about his dog, Dal Bong. After they part, Hyun Wook is called by his friend to Hae Yoon"s side, who is falling down drunk. He takes her home. She makes her declaration of love, but he brushes her off, leaving her in tears. The night ends with Hae Yoon sad, Se Na happy, and Hyun Wook conflicted. The execs at ANA make plans for Shi Woo"s new album. Shi Woo cautions Se Na about hanging out with the president of ANA, but creates a scandal of his own by taking Se Na out to eat. Hee Seon (Hyun Wook"s stepmom) goes to see the woman in the pics provided her by her P.I. and realizes she is a former fellow trainee. She also finds the woman"s illegitimate child

'Sweet Secrets' Offers A New Spin On The Single Mom Drama

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


A new drama, "Sweet Secrets," takes on the subject of single moms. While it"s not the first k-drama to do so, it is the third one to tackle the subject this year.

The other two recent single mom dramas are "The Greatest Marriage" and "Mama." "The Greatest Marriage," starring Park Si Yeon, Bae Soo Bin and Noh Min Woo, is about a newscaster who decides she wants a baby but not marriage. Her decision creates a scandal, as she is a national figure. "Mama," with stars Hong Jung Hyun and Song Yun Ah, told the story of a successful painter who is a happy single mom until she learns she has a terminal illness.

And "Nine Plus Boys" even touched on the subject when Oh Jung Se"s sister told him that she did not want him to marry a single mom, even though the mom in question was his former girlfriend and a divorcee

Korean drama celebrated in Jinju

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

Winners pose for a picture during the Korea Drama Awards 2014, which took place on October 1 at the Gyongnam Culture & Art Center in Jinju. Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who played the lead male role in "My Love from the Star", won the grand prize. (From left) Kim Jae-joong, Dohee, Ahn Jae-hyeon, Sin Seong-rok, Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Kim Ji-young, Oh Yeon-seo, Seo Kang-joon and Kang So-ra.

Jinju, a historic city in southwest Korea, has been bustling with the fever of Hallyu, or the "Korean Wave". This has been due to the Korea Drama Festival 2014, the largest celebration of television dramas in the country, which just dropped its closing curtain. During the festival, held from October 1 to 12, a total of 29 programs, including street concerts, international forums on soap operas, as well as the three main events -- the Korea Drama Awards, the Hallyu Concert and the Drama OST Concert -- were all held

[Halftime Report] “My Lovely Girl”

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

Thanks for supporting us by watching “My Lovely Girl” on SoompiTV!

Now that “My Lovely Girl” has aired half of its episodes, let’s evaluate how it’s doing so far. Personally, I’m really enjoying this drama—and here are 6 reasons why:

The setting. Maybe this is helped in part by the scandals currently plaguing the K-Pop world, but I find the storylines at AnA absolutely fascinating. The relationships between managers and trainees, the negotiations with idols, the process of developing a song, the way that scandals are handled… I’m not sure how realistic anything we see onscreen is, but it feels realistic, and I find that really cool. (The presence of so many idols in the cast helps add authenticity as well!) The love triangle

Jang Hyuk Considers A Fusion Fantasy Drama

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

 

Jang Hyuk has follow-up plans for his successful comedy "Fated To Love You," which co-starred Jang Nara. First he plans to star in a one-episode drama titled "Old Goodbye." After that he is considering a role in a fusion historical drama titled "Shine Or Go Crazy."

His agency, Sidus HQ, told Newsen that he is positively considering the role.

"Shine Or Go Crazy" is the story of a fictional prince named Wang So. The prince is troubled by a prophecy that states his rule will bring bloodshed to his kingdom. He wants to protect his kingdom but has no idea how to thwart the prophecy. His romantic partner in this drama is a fictional princess named Shin Yul.

Oh Yeon Seo, who won acclaim for her acting skills in the successful weekend drama "Jang Bo Ri Is Here," is considering playing the royal role