Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres
DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles. DramaFever began as the North American home for Korean dramas in 2009 – and has since brought this addictive genre to U.S. Millennials of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The network has grown from 2.5 million unique monthly viewers in 2012 to 10 million in 2013 and more than 20 million today
(Photo : SBS ) Loco and Mamamoo appear on part one of the "My Lovely Girl" soundtrack.
“My Lovely Girl” also known as “She"s So Lovable” premiered this week, with part one of the soundtrack featuring the uptempo track “This Song.” “My Lovely Girl” is a musical romance starring Rain and f(x) Krystal, which is set in the world of a fictitious entertainment company.
Rain portrays Lee Hyun Wook, a music producer who is grieving from the death of his girlfriend. Krystal is Yoon Se Na, a struggling musician, who seeks solace from her problems through singing.
INFINITE members L and Hoya also star in “My Lovely Girl” along with Bestie"s Na Hae Ryung and T-ARA"s Dani. The musical drama also includes Clazziquai member Alex Chu.
“My Lovely Girl” airs on SBS in the 22:00 KST Wednesday-Thursday time slot, which was previously occupied by “It"s Okay, That"s Love
Several k-drama stars will be celebrating another successful year this month. Here are the stars that will sample some birthday cake in September.
Sept. 6: Kim So Eun turns 25 this month. The actress who shippers paired with Kim Bum in "Boys over Flowers" appeared in the film "Mourning Grave" this year, co-starring with actor Kang Ha Neul. Together with f(x)"s Victoria, she will host the variety show "Glitter."
Sept. 14: Lee Jong Suk stayed in the A-list in 2014. He appeared as the medical genius and North Korean defector Park Hoon in "Doctor Stranger," as well as having roles in two films. He starred in "Hot Blooded Youth" with Park Bo Young and in "No Breathing" with Seo In Guk. A rumored appearance in an upcoming comedy that co-stars Park Shin Hye has both their fans excited and hopeful
Joseon Gunman, Episodes 5-14: Gunning for Revenge Written by Joyce On August 20, 2014
Joseon Gunman is practically synonymous with Lee Jun-ki, serving as an extension of his action-filled resume. The more I watch, the more amazed I am how how far he has come since his My Girldays, carving a niche for himself as an action thriller star.
Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.
After the first four episodes laid the groundwork for his revenge motive, the darker plot and tone starts to really kick in from there onwards. Yoon-kang (Lee Jun-ki) doesn’t disappoint as a lead character, bringing to the plate an intricately woven transformation from a carefree nobleman to a gunman full of vengeance, equipped with a occasionally questionable moral compass
Actor Park Hae Jin has been chosen as the male lead for the sequel of Chinese hit drama “Nan Ren Bang 2.”
A representative of CJ E&M revealed on May 15, “Park Hae Jin has been cast for the lead role in ‘Nan Ren Bang 2,’ a Korean-Chinese co-production between CJ E&M and two famous Chinese production companies.”
After wrapping up “Man from the Stars” in February, the actor has been enjoying great popularity in China. This will not be his first time to act in a Chinese drama either, as he starred in “Qian Duo Duo Jia Ren Ji” and “Another Kind of Splendid Life” in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
In “Nan Ren Bang 2,” Park Hae Jin will be joined by top stars Xinbo Fu and Liang Zhang
Park Hae Jin (31), who has been rising up the ladder of top actors with his roles in "You Who Came From the Stars" and "Doctor Stranger", will soon take on the lead role in the upcoming Korean-Chinese drama "Nan Ren Bang 2" (also known as "Men", "Secret Society of Men", and "Men"s Group")!
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A CJ E&M rep stated on May 15, "Park Hae Jin has been chosen for the lead role in the Korean-Chinese drama "Nan Ren Bang 2"."
As there has been a "You Who Came From the Stars" craze going on in China, Park Hae Jin was one of the more obvious choices to go with for "Nan Ren Bang 2". The series is the sequel to the hit Chinese 2011 drama "Nan Ren Bang", which is the male version of "Sex and the City" starring three men who juggle work and love
Sadly for fans, every year brings a new wave of Korean male celebrities who enlist to fulfill their mandatory duty of two years in the military. While many details are still unclear as of yet, there are a couple of big names who are definitely going to enlist this year, some who have already enlisted, and others who remain fuzzy, but are likely to go this year or in early 2015.
Check out the list below to keep updated on which of your favorite stars will be leaving for the army!
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Choi Jin Hyuk
Choi Jin Hyuk expressed his desire to do one more production before leaving for the army. He is currently in talks to join the Korean remake of "Fated To Love You
We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!
The Consequences of Kissing Song Yi
Min Joon spends the first half of Episode 9 recovering from an extremely high fever. Turns out he’s not immune to human saliva, in fact, it makes him extremely sick. He may have initiated the kiss, but I have a feeling he’ll be thinking twice before leaning in for another
Korean Drama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 20 Recap by joonniTan and Young Do stand apart, but together, looking out into the city. YD finally breaks the silence: “It’s cold.” He’s describing the weather, but it is also how he feels. Tan adds, “It’s cold…and dark.” Silence falls between them again as they each try to fight off the cold and dark feeling hovering over them because of their fathers.At a cafe, Tan discusses his situation with a woman, who we learn is a lawyer. Tan doesn’t trust the lawyers at Jeguk anymore, and he wants this new lawyer’s help transferring legal proxy rights to Won from JS for his stocks.Yoon and Won are busy preparing for battle against JS too. Yoon reports to Won which person has how many percentage of stocks. Won notes that because the margin between the percentage held by JS and her people are close to the percentage held by Won and Tan and their people, it’s going to a battle to try to get the rest of the stockholders to side with them
After San scores Korea’s first one-handed basket, Chi-ho congratulates him. San replies that it wouldn’t have been possible without his help, to which Chi-ho smiles and says, “Thanks to you, I was reminded why I play basketball. My calling as a basketball player… I’ll never forget it again.”
They decide to work together as a team, and we only hear of their win when Daddy Choi does, through the radio. This news, like all other news ever, makes him angry.
Bookie Gong celebrates with his team now that they’ll be competing in the semifinals, and tells everyone that he had a dream about vomiting—so by that logic, he’s vomited out all the bad and that means there’s only good ahead
Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes
Ajumma is seen running on the street calling someone with the narration in the background that coming to the past changes nothing for her in the future. Kim Shin signs his name on the contract and is ready to start working for NTN the next day. NOOOO!
Meanwhile Mi Rae finds out Se Joo was the person who saved her from the ocean. She wonders why he has never told her and that’s because he doesn’t want her to see him as someone who saves her but a normal man who approaches her. He holds up a ring that he has been carrying around for awhile waiting for the right time to give it to her. Se Joo asks Mi Rae sincerely: “Will you accept my heart?”
He puts the ring on the 4th finger of her left hand and while I rage, she actually looks touched
Kdrama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 10 Live RecapOutside, Tan and YD talk. Tan: “I’m sorry I thought of you lightly. I didn’t know you’d be this much of a bastard. ” YD: “Now that you know, is all that is left you kneeling in front of me?” Tan: “Is that what you wanted? Then this not a good plan.” Uh Oh, YD sees ES walking up. YD: “I think I set a good plan.” ES also now sees YD and Tan. YD: “ES even comes to your house? I didn’t come for this, but…Jackpot.”Tan lies, telling YD that he had a previously promised date with ES today. He apologizes to ES, saying they should go see the performance next time. ES gets the hint, and turns to leave. YD calls after her, but Tan tells her to just go. ES hurries off.YD finds it curious that ES comes to Tan’s house so freely, which is full of secrets- “It only means one thing
Kdrama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 9 Live Recap Tan is waiting outside the door of his house for ES. He gives her back her phone, and lightheartedly whines that he got hurt and was scolded by JS, wanting her attention. But ES just looks worried. Still, without saying anything, she tries to go in, but Tan stops her. ES pleads, “Don’t hold me and don’t block me. Don’t wait for me from now on.” She tries to go in again, but Tan turns her back. ES pleads again. She doesn’t want to be recorded on the security cam. Tan: “That darn CCTV.” HAHAHAHA! ES reminds him that he is the one who warned her about the camera. Tan yells, “What I do told you, what I warned you about…Did you ever really listen?”Won appears and sees Tan and ES together, Tan holding onto ES. ES bows and hurriedly goes in. Won motions for Tan to move, not saying anything about what he just saw
Starts from M asking – are you KJ? D comes in and calls out his name.M cries and says: are you really KJ? KJ ah. She hugs K. suddenly shefaints so K carries her to his bed. D says she must have gotten hurt andwas shocked. she looks at the wound and says look at the blood. shemust have been scratched by the glass. thank goodness it doesnt lookserious huh? K says I cant look at blood. I will go buy medicine so takecare of M
CS tries to call M but she isnt picking up. maybe I should have gone with her.
D’s dad and Na are hitting it off. his mom asks where CS is going so he says to find M.
CS goes to K’s home and sees the broken glass. He asks what D isdoing here. what’s up with the broken window. what about M? she says howM got a little hurt. CS: she is hurt? He looks around and sees M sohe runs into the room
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
Yun Jung Hoon, the actor who played the undead hero in "Vampire Prosecutor" and "Vampire Prosecutor 2," Dong Wook in "East of Eden" and the jewelry company heir in "I Summon You Gold," is currently appearing in a Chinese production, "Time of Love."
He appears in one part of the four-part series. In his part, he plays King, a Korean illustrator who works part time as a Korean language teacher. A girl from Hong Kong hires him so that she can learn the language. Slowly he falls for her but at the same time learns a terrible secret about her boyfriend.
What else should you know about this actor? Here are a few facts.
1. He"s not only the child of a famous actor, Yeon Kyu Jin, but he"s married to a top actress, Han Ga In
It was quite exciting to be attending this year"s London book fair at the London Olympia, where Korea was the "market focus", under the collaboration of the British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. As well as attending themed discussions and other events over the span of three days where top Korean authors were able to discuss their works, I was also able to meet with publishers, columnists, translators and award winning writers.
One writer in particular was Krys Lee, who I had the pleasure to meet on the last day of the book fair at Asia House. Lee is the author of "Drifting House", a short story collection set in both Korea and the U.S. Born in Seoul, she emmigrated with her family to live in the states. She studied in the U.S. and in the U