Korean Drama One Sweet Word
YJ is furious- how dare she says San’s name? YJ begins to cry.
DH’s mother brings out the pictures of San, alive, healthy, and well. YJ’s hands shake as she looks as the pictures, and even DH can’t shake that expression off his face.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t know that San was living,” YJ cries, still half in denial. DH’s mom says that it was all for YJ and DH, that it would’ve been impossible for YJ to raise San, that it would’ve been impossible to do anything for San with that red string (indicating YJ’s criminal record) around her ankle. She says San is growing well, but YJ doesn’t want to hear her excuses.
EPISODE 13 RECAP
by La Petite
Se Joo walks into the meeting room, introduces himself as Miranda’s grandson who inherits her blood and money but there is one thing that cannot be inherited and that is a challenging mind. He delivers an ambitious speech of his plans for making YBS into a media station that keeps challenging itself and into a media conglomerate that is recognized worldwide.
Mi Rae tries to get a grip of herself in the ladies after getting officially rejected by Shin, Writer Bae walks in and queries her regarding her Christmas date. Meanwhile, PD Lee wakes up from his little drooling nap (yes, there is drool on the desk) and sees Se Joo looking down on him, frowning. LOL. PD Lee obviously has no idea and continues to mock Se Joo but changes tone straight away and shuns Se Joo aside when the vice director enters the office. Oppa enters seconds later and pays his respect at Se Joo awkwardly and using Jondaemal. PD Lee thinks it was some kind of joke and takes him awhile to grasp the truth. Mi Rae is the last to enter the office and sees Se Joo.
Warning: Contains Spoilers
Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles. Set in high school, the kids were faced with teenage problems such as the hopes and dreams for the future, the mystery of girls and the era of first loves.
Infinite”s L, also known as Kim Myungsoo, has been cast in a new role. He will have a part in the upcoming SBS drama “My Lovely Girl,” which also stars Rain.
True to life, he will play a flower boy singer, and although several singers will appear in the drama, his role will be an important one. The drama is also notable because it marks Rain”s small screen comeback.
It won”t be L”s first time playing a musician in a drama as he played an indie band member who goes on to be an idol in “Shut Up Flower Boy Band.”
It is your first month anniversary, what would you want? Nothing, I don”t celebrate monthly anniversaries. ✓ I just want to spend time with him while watching Netflix in bed. ✓ Just him with a ribbon, and nothing else 😉 ✓ Shower me with gifts; Gucci, Louis, Prada, Chanel, Hermes! ✓ Roses and chocolate. ✓ A life-sized teddy bear. ✓ What is your favorite pick up line? I don”t have a library card, but do you mind if I check you out? ✓ Do you know what my shirt is made of? Boyfriend material. ✓ They say dating is a numbers game… so can I get your number? ✓ Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I just scraped my knee falling for you. ✓ Is your daddy a Baker? Because you”ve got a nice set of buns! ✓ If I had a star for every time you brightened my day, I”d have a galaxy in my hand. ✓ What is your favorite type of chocolate Chocolate-dipped strawberry. ✓ Hershey”s chocolate. It”s a classic. ✓ Dove chocolate. Creamy and silky just the way I like it. ✓ Ferrero Rocher with fancy schmancy packaging. ✓ Snicker bars, satisfy your hunger. ✓ Bite-sized Reeses cups. Bite-sized are more fun! ✓ Where will your first kiss be? In his room after playing a round of smash together, playfully on your cheeks ✓ On the back of your hand in an atmospheric restaurant that he reserved for your month anniversary. ✓ In the library while you guys are on a break after studying for that big exam of yours. ✓ While watching the sunset on the roof of his car, he kisses you on your forehead ✓ A light peck on your cheeks in front of your house after waiting for almost FOREVER ✓ At a bar after having a couple round of drinks.. he slowly leans in without a word ✓ Which tune do you jam to in the morning? “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars ✓ “Kiss You” – One Direction ✓ “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ✓ “Happy” – Pharrell ✓ “Everything is Awesome” – The Lego Movie ✓ “Suit and Tie” – Justin Timberlake ✓ What would you wear for your first date? Strap on the high heels and squeeze into my body-con dress ✓ A-line pencil skirt with a classy chiffon blouse ✓ Just jeans and a plain white t-shirt ✓ Polka dotted skater skirt with graphic tee tucked in ✓ Sweats and a pair of Jordans ✓ Flowy, lacey dress ✓ Which 2PM song is your favorite? “I”m Your Man” ✓ “A.D.T.O.Y” ✓ “10 out of 10″ ✓ “Go Crazy” ✓ “Only You” ✓ “All Night Long” ✓ Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? WooyoungYour 2PM soulmate is Wooyoung, the adorable little puppy of 2PM. He will skillfully enter into your life with light jokes and flirty messages here and there. And soon enough, you will feel that your ice-cold heart has melted and is beating for this boy. You can trust him to make you laugh with his gags and if you”re having a bad day, he can whip out his “ssanti dance” to bring a smile to your face. He will also brighten up your day with cute heart messages in the morning and kissy emoticons at night to keep you happy throughout your beauty slumber. The dates that he plans will be simple but fun in the way you would like to spend your downtime with your significant other. He may be married to Park Se Young on “We Got Married”, but we all know that once he gets to know how wonderful you are, it will be game over for her Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? Jun.KYour 2PM soulmate is Jun.K, the sensible gentleman of 2PM. He will be the one to serenade you over the phone until you fall fast asleep with his sweet and sexy voice, and the song will be written by him especially for you. Although Jun.K shows soft and mellow sides to him when singing songs like “NO LOVE”, he is also in charge of bringing laughter in the group so you can rest assured that you”ll always have a good time with this guy. He will try to understand the kind of hardships you are going through, listen to your whinings, and even watch that next episode of your favorite sappy romantic comedy drama! Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? TaecyeonYour 2PM soulmate is Taecyeon, the dorky, fashion terrorist of 2PM. He may not have the best sense of style, but he will know how to brighten up your day with his positivity and “teeth-rich” laughter. He will make the little moments shine by creating inside jokes that only the two of you will share and revealing the dorkiest sides of him in front of you; note that you are the only person who will get to see this side of him. He will also be the one to help you with your studies and even stay up with you late at night when you are preparing for an exam. If Korean isn”t your first language, then you”re in luck because he is also fluent in English. Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? NichkhunERROR: Try again! See Tiffany.http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/04/girls-generations-tiffany-and-2pms-nichkhun-go-public-with-their-relationship-of-4-months Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? JunhoYour 2PM soulmate is Junho, the sexy homme fatale of 2PM. He may look like he”s got it all as a triple threat in the singing, dancing, and visual department, but he”s on the search for that special someone and you just might be his perfect match! He may seem shy at first glance, but he”ll get you to “feel” his interest in you through the unmistakable look in his eyes. He is usually cool, calm, and collected in front of you, but won”t be afraid to show that he is sensitive when he needs to, which is the second best part of what you like about him (the best part is his big butt!). Even when enjoying a simple dinner at a restaurant, he isn”t scared to take charge in any scenario and yes, he will know what he wants to eat. Which “CRAZY” 2PM Member is your soulmate? ChansungYour 2PM soulmate is Chansung, the youngest and most naive member of 2pm. His ideal type is someone he can bond with through good conversation so he will take the time to get to know you and will treat you like a lady during romantic restaurant dinners. Known as the “old maknae”, he will look like the oppa in the relationship even if you”re a few years older than him and will make sure to keep you safe with his tall height and six pack that no one would want to mess with. Although he laughs like an adorable fool most of the time, he”ll get serious at times and you”ll fall for his opposite charms. He will also be the one to bring out the motherly instincts that you never thought you had in you. SHARE YOUR RESULTS
The k-drama birthday celebrations this month start on Nov. 4, which is a special day for three k-drama and k-movie stars. Another year older and even more popular are BigBang”s T.O.P., So Ji Sub and actor Han Suk Kyu.
Nov. 4: Rapper T.O.P., whose acting resume now includes “Iris” and the films “Nineteen,” “71: Into the Fire” and “The Commitment,” turns 27 on Nov. 4. In 2014, he won praise for his role as the gambler Ham Dae-Gil in the sequel to Tazza, “Tazza 2: The Hidden Card.”
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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Yeongjo gives Sun a chance to be reinstated as prince-regent—all he has to do is meet the Qing envoys who are on their way and ready to declare war (over a naval skirmish with a Joseon fishing boat), and stop a war from happening. Oh, is that all?
He makes it clear that taking on the task is a double-edged sword because if Sun succeeds, he does get to be regent again, but if he fails, he will forever be stripped of his rights to the regency. That means he’ll never practice politics ever again. Yeongjo makes sure to add that he won’t be lenient on him just because he’s his only son. I’m pretty sure no one here thought you would. But his point stings nonetheless—he’s happy to find a successor elsewhere.
Audition hall. After arriving to an empty auditorium, the judges receive word that there are students prepared to audition after all. Teacher Ahn is pleased at this sign that the boycott issue was resolved, while Teacher Do sniffs that an S Orchestra student is still going to fail, considering that judging will purely be based on ability.
Yoo-jin and Nae-il arrive just in time for the first solo, recognizing Il-lac immediately. While he plays, Il-lac’s mind is full of Nae-il’s earlier reminder of everything Yoo-jin had done for them. In this case, Yoo-jin’s actions speak louder than his words (in that he offered no words). As Yoo-jin watches anxiously, Nae-il reaches out and takes his hand in a reassuring gesture.
Agh, they’re so cuuuuute. Now that our backstory is in place, the second episode actually brings our leads together onscreen, and I’m happy to say that their dynamic is adorable—their bickering relationship is funny and heartfelt, and I really like both characters. It was impossible to tell from the first episode alone if the show would reel me in, but by the end of this hour, they’ve got me.
Hyuk intercepts Yoon-hee, who’s still looking down after her discovery of Min-ho’s worry over her, on her way to rent tents for the village marketplace. He offers to go with her to help, not taking no for an answer. The other three boys hunt grasshoppers and wonder where Hyuk went, since he’s not answering his phone.
Sang-eun comes squealing up to tell them that their appearance on her video blog was a hit — the video of her father fish-slapping them is going viral on the internet. They’re embarrassed, though she points out that it’s still promotion for their band. It’s interesting that Min-ki doesn’t seem that interested in band promotion, and is more concerned with getting enough grasshoppers for their market booth.
Fighting nerves, Nae-il stumbles onto the stage and sits at the piano for her first-round performance. Looking to Yoo-jin out in the audience calms her, and he thinks encouraging thoughts her way as she begins her competition piece.
She’s off to a good start, and Yoo-jin relaxes while the judges start nodding approvingly, noting that she’s the best so far. Teacher Do is pleased, too, recognizing that Nae-il is adding her own feeling into the performance: “Good,” he thinks. “Play just like that.”
Almost at the end! *Sniff* Finale week is upon us, and it definitely starts to feel like we’re heading into the final stretch as we prepare to say goodbye to these characters and take a look back at how far they’ve come.
The downside is that the feeling is a bit bittersweet, and I’ve come to love everyone so much that I’ll be sad to not have any more of them to watch. The happier flipside to that, though, is that we gear up for some major payoffs as the big threads come together, ready for their happy finale.
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Episode 8 “Lucky Day”
Dal Po is staring at his brother, the person he has longed to see for all those years. Jae Myung is here in front of him, but Dal Po is frozen, not sure what he should do. He thought he would cry all the tears he held inside for over ten years as he hugged his brother tight after finally finding him, but he can’t do anything. Fear has spread over his body as a bad feeling seeps its way inside him- did his brother do something he shouldn’t have? His brother, who he knows hates Moon Deok Soo, was on Moon Deok Soo’s phone call record. Why would he have spoken to Moon Deok Soo?
In Ha now knows for certain that Dal Po is Ha Myung and she collapses under the weight of the truth in front of Dal Po. She cries for an hour, repeating only two words over and over again- “I’m sorry.” All Dal Po can do is bend down with her, take her hand gently and repeat with her, “It’s okay, I’m okay.”
In Ha asks to hear Dal Po’s story, the truth about his family. And so he tells her the tragic story of his life.
At the end of his tale, In Ha is sure that Dal Po doesn’t want to see her anymore and she completely understands why. Dal Po agrees, he really doesn’t want to see her…crying anymore. He’s cold and she’s been crying for two hours. He hates seeing her cry.
In the middle of the night, prosecutor PARK JUNG-HWAN (Kim Rae-won) is roused from his modest single room by his panicked superior, who shows him the latest news: someone who isn’t him has announced his candidacy for the position of Prosecutor General, and he wants Jung-hwan to do something about it.
They both know the man on the front page, as the superior Prosecutor General candidate LEE TAE-JOON (Jo Jae-hyun) fumes that he’ll quit his job as a prosecutor if he doesn’t get that position.
The clock winds down to news hour and both networks begin their broadcasts, with Hyung sitting down for his interview at MSC and Dal-po bracing himself in a sound studio at YGN. Yoo-rae peeks inside the room and pouts at how unfair it is that Dal-po gets the big story for his first official on-camera report, and though she’s in the news lineup tonight as well, she guesses her mother will be asleep before her segment ever airs.
Grandpa fumbles with the remote to hurry and record the news just in case In-ha or Dal-po debut, and Dad tells him not to bother—they can do this every night till the cows come home, but the kids aren’t showing up on that TV.
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.
Even though filming his latest kissing scene was a chilling experience, Kim Jaejoong felt that it went well.
At the press conference for his new drama “Spy” he spoke about the chilly conditions he endured while filming a kiss scene with co-star Go Sung Hee.
“It was extremely cold,” he said.
While the snowy day made for a romantic scene, it was an unpleasant work environment as the scene took three hours to shoot.