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Name: 고주원 / Go Joo Won (Ko Ju Won)
Real name: 고영철 / Go Young Chul
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Talent agency: Open World Entertainment
Education: Seogang University (Economics Major), Yonsei University (Masters in Journalism and Communications)
Skills: Cello, Taekwondo and Hapkido
Starts from Y finding that key and then going out to meet S who runsover and hugs him. She says I worried so much – if something like thathappened you should have told me first. She tries to kiss him but hepushes her away saying-ya what are you. S says I love you and D callsout Y’s name. Y looks at D then at S and calls “YJ” a bad name. S saysto D: you were with him too. D thanks her for bringing Y’s stuff. S: Iam his friend. Y: a friend? D tells Y to thank S. S says to Y: if youare grateful, make me a drink. I want to drink what you make. D invitesher in for coffee but S ignores her again and says to Y: instead ofcoffee, let’s drink the tea you brought from London that you sharedwith me. D says that tea is good so come in. when D walks aheadwondering where that tea is, S grabs his arm and says: I want the two ofus to be together so cant you tell her to go? S calls out for D andsays there are some cookies that are delicious at the bakery so couldyou go buy some so we can eat with the tea. D says I will hurry and gobuy them. Y motions for her not to go. S mutters that D doesnt have anysense (about what’s going on) and tells Y “let’s go in.” Y pulls awayfrom her and calls out to D. he runs over and puts his arm around hershoulder. Y says to S: the two of us want to be alone so you go. D getsin his face and says your friend came all this way so we should havesome tea with her. Y says to S while trying to move D’s head out of hisway: that tea that seo YJ split with you, you drink that all alone. yousure are making a fuss about him splitting it with you. and if you wantto eat cookies. go home and buy it and eat it. no matter how much thattastes good, you eat it all alone-there is no need to divide that inhalf. D and S both call out his name. D: why are you like this to yourfriend. D smiles at S to go up and drink tea while she hurries and buysthe cookies and then go up. Y stops her and says dont go to buy cookies.D: I will just go and buy some cookies. Y: I wont eat it. I said I wonteat it so dont go to buy it. D: if your friend wants to eat somecookies, you should buy it and let them eat it. let go. Since shepersisted in going, Y picks D up and tells S: we wont eat cookies so yougo. arent you going? you sure dont have any tact. I want to be alonewith my fiance – just the two of us. so friend – go. He carries Dinside. D: why are you like this YJ shi?
MH thinks back on when YJ tried to explain that the car had only hit that barrel and that she had cleaned that barrel up herself, wanting to move it off the road. MH remembers that and orders GS to find the truck driver and figure out what it was that happened the day. MH looks at JH’s picture and then YJ’s and sheds a few tears AND THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
WE GO BACK TO THE KISS
He kisses her once as YJ sheds a few tears. A momentary silence ensues before MH stands up and tries to explain himself, but YJ is adamant and says: “It’s okay. Mistakes happen.”
I Need Romance 3 – Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.
Thoughts On Recent “You Who Came From The Stars” by Couch-Kimchi:
So Do Manager and the infamous actress are in love. We know this because he was lonely, missed her dearly and couldn’t resist kissing her.
We know she loves him because she’s gotten a tad obsessed and even considers marrying him for spousal privilege if he’s a criminal. And, oh yeah, she also confessed. “Do you see me as a woman? No, don’t you dare tell me! I don’t want to hear it! But do you?” She’s the cutest.
“I Need Romance 3″ Episode 7 – 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama zips through relationships faster than a CW teen show. At this point, it’s like an American sitcom with 1-episode relationships except that instead of main characters dating quirky guest stars, they are dating other main characters.
Having said that, I found this week’s episodes a little interesting.
We learn that for the two months Sweet Potato has lived with Joo Yeon, he’s been her unpaid homemaker and caretaker while she’s been too busy to relax and enjoy a meal. She doesn’t really stop till the night she cries after disappointing her sunbae. After resting on Wan’s comforting shoulders for a bit, she suddenly perks up, announces that she’s hungry and rummages through the fridge for something to eat. Then she’s back to her old self. She tells Wan that she’ll now be given the cruel nickname of $200/minute which was originally coined by Tae Yoon. He was also the one who whipped her into shape and made her the successful, highly productive, heartless, drone-like employee she is today. I don’t think the drama could be more obvious about which guy it ships.
Many parts of the world these days are focusing their eyes on things Korean and on both Korean mass media and traditional culture. The trend can be seen by the number of entries received in the “Fall in Love With Korea” contest, an event hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of Korea.net. The contest was held from July 21 to August 20 and invited people from around the world to submit self-created content that was somehow related to Korea. The categories covered photography, videos and comic strips or graphic novels. KOCIS received a total of 4,272 entries from 117 countries around the world. Among the submissions were photos featuring hand-made Hanbok, traditional Korean attire, and video clips of war photography from the Korean War (1950-53). There are also some videos of people singing and dancing note-to-note to their favorite Korean pop or hip hop song. A list of the participating nationalities might come as an eye-popper. Entries came not only from Asia, but also from Africa, the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe. Even areas that are comparatively unknown in Korea, such as Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, Andorra in the Pyrenees, Bhutan in the Himalayas, Eritrea in the Horn of Africa and Iceland, all made an entry into the competition. The Philippines submitted the most entries at 672, while Indonesia ranked second with 502 submissions. They were followed by Malaysia (411), the U.S. (313) and Iran (134). Even Israel and Palestine, two bodies in conflict with each other, and, in particular, Syria and Ukraine, both suffering from warfare, contributed to the event, with 11 or 12 entries each. A total of three grand prize winners were recognized: one in photography, one in videos and one in comic strips. There were then 30 second-place prizes and 50 third-place prizes given out. Among the second-place winners, 15 of them were recognized for their excellence and creativity in video-making, 10 for photography and 5 for their comic strips. In third-place, there were 25 videos, 15 photographs and 10 comic strips. The first-prize winning video clip is the creation of Maria Jose Belen Gonzalez Vielma, a 22-year-old Chilean student, titled, “Why I Like Korea”. She said she started learning Korean at the age of 12 when she fell in love with Korean soap operas and telenovelas. As she made friends with a Korean family in her hometown, she got more interested in things Korean. In the video, Vielma sang in fluent Korean, “I Miss You”, by Kim Bum-soo, part of the sound track from the popular 2003 soap opera “Stairway to Heaven“.
After Fated To Love You finished two months ago, the “Snail Couple” joint together again on a new film. As soon as I see the orgination from Taiwan, I check some part of the Korean version suddenly, I feel that Jang Na Ra and Jang Hyuk have a great mutual understanding. The reason is maybe that he got married and their action is never misunderstood. They seem to be comfortable on screen. Following the the summary of Soompi :
Soo Hyuk receives a call telling him he just received a house. It’s his ex-wife Chae Hee’s house. Soo Hyuk finds some old polaroid photos in the secret attic and has a time slip to the past…Chae Hee waiting for her death, and Soo Hyuk struggling to save her. The breathtaking time travel begins.
A few details were revealed, we learned more about Yeol-Moo past. We also met her Mom, who is most likely crazy from grief and we learned the reason Yeol-Moo dropped Dong Chi but we’ll need more to understand why she thinks he’s a murderer. Ratings for this drama are strong, beating outSecret Door and Tomorrow’s Cantabile to remain #1 in its time slot. I’m gonna make a wild guess that part of it is due to the power of Baek Jin Hee again.
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Harold and Kumar. Crown Prince Sohyeon and his Musketeers. Ahhh, bromance! We enjoy it as much as watching the OTP kiss, and K-dramaland has some of the most memorable ones!
Come and join our roundtable as the girls of Couch Kimchi study the charm of bromances and gush over our favorites.
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Park Shin Hye is the main character in the drama Pinocchio which was made it first appearance today. Although we can not wait to see the her coordination with Lee Jong Suk in “Pinocchio”, let’s count her kissing scenes. When you’ve got K-drama’s hottest men making a move, there’s no excuse to stand there like a petrified doll!
Basically, when PSH kisses, she thinks she’s like
…but the guys are really like
Singer Hwayobi will be releasing her single for the currently airing drama “Pride and Prejudice.”
Hwayobi’s “My Universe” is the medium tempo song that is currently used on the MBC drama as the theme song for the “Kimchi” couple portrayed by Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee. The song showcases the couple’s ambiguous feelings very well, with Hwayobi’s soulful voice.
A large, deserted building. The site looks abandoned, but deep inside the industrial space lies a spiffy hi-tech lair, lined with expensive computers and state-of-the-art gadgets. Somebody’s turned a dusty concrete box into a veritable bachelor pad.
Inside it, a young, fit man plays a game of virtual tennis (and gets his butt kicked by his computer opponent). We aren’t given a formal introduction yet, but for convenience’s sake let’s call him by name: SEO JUNG-HOO (Ji Chang-wook).
What is a “Candy girl” and why do we love them? Join us as we discuss this K-drama standard, and let us know your favorites (or most hated) “Candy characters.”
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What’s a Candy girl?
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A slick car pulls into Hadurok-ri, carrying the town’s very first family here to experience the “Country Life Village Experience.” Yoon-hee sets them up in the town meeting room, now fixed up to look more homey. Their first experience will be to help Man-gu pick strawberries (really, we’re going to expose them to Man-gu right out of the gate?). Yoon-hee warns the villagers to be very careful and not make any mistakes around the visitors.
I have often seen Korean dramas before, but it is the first time that a drama has deeply touch my heart and made me move to tears. ‘Pinocchio,’ you are so amazing and touching. Let’s talk about our female lead, Park Shin Hye. There is spunk to her character that’s very relatable to her real life personality. I guess you can say she’s very at home with this character because this is the most natural her acting has come off on screen to me.
I’m still waiting to watch episode 10, but so far, I am very content with the pacing of the developments on this show. In the hands of another writer, I don’t think we would see In Ha and Dal Po’s current relationship be this strong. After missing her mom and yearning for her approval, I don’t think it would have been surprising if In Ha would have been blindly faithful to Cha Ok even when she’s faced with evidence of her ruthlessness, and she and Dal Po would be clashing over this for a tiring number of episodes, the writer underestimating the years of bond between the two. In fact, I kept expecting this is how things would play out (and a little bit of that did happen in a few previous episodes), but this writer has kept my cynicism and trained notions in check, and I’m really enjoying that years of being a family and being in love with each other have allowed In Ha and Dal Po to hold up their trust in each other. So, we get a gem like this, in which In Ha stands up for Dal Po and calls out her mom for her irresponsible reporting that led to the ruin of his family:
Min-ki strides into Hyun-suk’s dressing room and decks him, yelling, “I’m Yoon-hee’s brother and Min-ho’s uncle, you bastard!” when asked who he is. He gets in another good punch before Hyun-suk’s manager gets between them.
Back home in Hadurok-ri, Han-chul accidentally lets slip that Min-ho’s father was in town, fueling questions by Aunt and Uncle that Yoon-hee doesn’t want to answer. She’s saved from further inquiry by a phone call telling her that Min-ki was arrested in Seoul, and she runs out to get him. Hyuk tries to go with her but this time she tells him she needs to go alone.
Royal Joseon cuisine. as seen in the hit soap opera “Jewel in the Palace”, has now made a comeback in Seoul. An event to bring back the original form of Korean cuisine and cooking as enjoyed in the royal Joseon palaces, and aimed at developing various new menu items based on the royal traditions, was held at the Samcheonggak, a restaurant in Samcheong-dong in northern Seoul on December 15. For the “Royal Set Menu by Daejanggeum” event, the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine demonstrated eight different dishes, out of a possible 70, which it has been cataloguing to make them more accessible to the general public.
Ki-joon rescues Bul-ja from the clutches of the drunk noraebang customer, but the man and his friend follow them outside and continue the fight. When he knocks Bul-ja to the ground, Ki-joon snaps and starts throwing punches, drawing the police. When a policeman asks to see Bul-ja’s ID, Ki-joon distracts them and yells for Bul-ja to run.
She does, but doesn’t get far in her high-heeled boots, and she trips and falls. A pair of shoes stop in front of her, and she looks up with an expression of abject terror on her face.
Vietnamese Brides in Korean Dramas and Films Written by Thuy On December 31, 2014
Do any of our drama fan readers recognize this scene?
It’s from SBS‘s drama “Modern Farmer“, where the mother is lecturing her drunken son about getting married. Written in the photo is the Vietnamese subtitle that says:
If you keep drinking everyday like that, even if you go to Vietnam you will not find a bride.
The scene was considered an offense toward Vietnamese women and angered Vietnamese online communities enough for the photo to be spread like wildfire over Facebook. It got to the point that SBS has run into some serious troubles with the Korean Consul General in Vietnam for its lack of consideration. The station has stepped down and apologized, and Modern Farmer continued to air normally, but the story may run deeper than that.