marry him if you dare recap

Actor Lee Dong Gun Gives a Sneak Peek Preview of Upcoming Comeback Song

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

Actor Lee Dong Gun showed a preview of his new song at the recent FNC Family concert. On March 15, FNC Entertainment opened its first agency concert in Japan titled, “FNC Kingdom in Japan – Fantastic Day.” On this day, actor Lee Dong Gun sang two songs: “Sad Goodbye” and “Oh I Love You.” The actor released “Sad Goodbye” back in 2008 in his first Japanese album. Singing the first verse in Korean and the second verse in Japanese, the actor stirred up the crowd as the audience sang along to the song. The second song, “Oh I Love You” was actually a new song that Lee Dong Gun had finished recording two weeks earlier.

In regards to a future comeback as a singer, Lee Dong Gun stated, “I plan to release this song in an album this year. I am very happy that I had a chance to stand on an amazing stage like this

Jung Yong Hwa Rejected Kim Woo Bin’s “The Heirs” Role Because…?

By in News posted Oct March 5th, 2014 No comments

Jung Yong Hwa went into the details on why he rejected the role of Choi Young Do on the hit SBS drama, “The Heirs.”

On March 5, the CNBLUE members were guests on “Radio Star” and during the broadcast, Jung Yong Hwa explained why he chose “Marry Him If You Dare” instead of “The Heirs.”

When asked, “Why did you reject Kim Woo Bin‘s role on ‘The Heirs?’ Jung Yong Hwa answered, “Anyone would say it was an attractive role but I wanted to try something other than a student role.”

He continued, “Also, because Park Shin Hye was the female lead, I thought it would be bad for us if we kept doing dramas together.”

Jung Yong Hwa acted with Park Shin Hye in the past for “Heartstrings” and “You’re Beautiful

Melody Day Releases “Another Parting” MV Featuring Seo In Guk and Wang Ji Won

By in News posted Oct February 25th, 2014 No comments

Vocal girl group Melody Day has finally released the full music video for their newest track, “Another Parting.” It is described as a “hybrid ballad song with a touch of rock.”

Melody Day is produced by Viewga Entertainment and is composed of members Yeo EunYe In, and Cha Hee. Until now, the girls have been promoting without revealing their identities, and as “faceless” singers, they have sung for various popular dramas. Their OST tracks have been included in “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “My Daughter Seo Young,” “Golden Time,” “Marry Him If You Dare,” and “Master’s Sun,” and their outstanding singing abilities have caught the viewers’ attention

Melody Day Previews Powerful Vocals in “Another Parting” Teaser

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

Vocal girl group Melody Day has just released its second teaser for its debut music video! Their first teaser focused more on the members, but the second teaser emphasizes the powerful vocals of the trio.

Melody Day is produced by Viewga Entertainment and is composed of members Yeo EunYe In, and Cha Hee.

Until now, the girls have been promoting without revealing their identities, and as “faceless” singers, they have sung for various popular dramas. Their OST tracks have been included in “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “My Daughter Seo Young,” “Golden Time,” “Marry Him If You Dare,” and “Master’s Sun,” and their outstanding singing abilities have caught the viewers’ attention

Vocal Girl Group Melody Day Releases “Another Parting” Debut MV Teaser

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

Vocal girl group Melody Day has released its debut music video teaser!

Melody Day is produced by Viewga Entertainment and is composed of members Yeo EunYe In, and Cha Hee.

Until now, the girls have been promoting without revealing their identities, and as “faceless” singers, they have sung for various popular dramas. Their OST tracks have been included in “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “My Daughter Seo Young,” “Golden Time,” “Marry Him If You Dare,” and “Master’s Sun,” and their outstanding singing abilities have caught the viewers’ attention.

Now they are making their “official” debut, with the theme song of the web drama “Another Parting” which stars Seo In Guk and Wang Ji Won

Talented Vocal Girl Group Melody Day Introduces Members

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

The members of upcoming vocal girl group Melody Day have been revealed!

On February 16, Loen Entertainment and Viewga Entertainment shared photos of the members’ through Facebook and Twitter. The girls’ names are Yeo Eun, Ye In, and Cha Hee, but no additional info has been revealed so far.

Until now, the girls have been promoting without revealing their identities, and as “faceless” singers, they have sung for various popular dramas. Their OST tracks have been included in “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “My Daughter Seo Young,” “Golden Time,” “Marry Him If You Dare,” and “Master’s Sun,” and their outstanding singing abilities have caught the viewers’ attention

Everyone Wants to Wear What Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Wear, Product Placement in Dramas

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

Jun Ji Hyun gazes at the night sky, captured with the perfect camera angle against the blue-black starry canvas. In this serious atmosphere, what decidedly takes the spotlight is the trench coat that Jun Ji Hyun is wearing. Immediately following that episode of “Man From the Stars,” the various internet sites blew up with searches of “Jun Ji Hyun trench coat,” “Jun Ji Hyun fashion,” “Chun Song Yi style,” etc. This is a perfect example of sponsorship, star marketing, and product placement (PPL) in dramas.

Fashion brands directly see a positive effect from drama contents. The halo effect (a bias shown towards certain items because of a positive impression of something related) that stars have on the outfits and accessories they wear and beauty items they use in dramas, goes far above and beyond what one might imagine

Thoughts On Recent “You Who Came From The Stars”

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 31st, 2014 No comments

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 also love how she gets dressed up like she’s going to the Oscars when she’s going to see him.

We’ve now gotten into Angst City and will probably be here for a long time because the drama has already begun to give us dream sequences that show the couple in happy times

Answer Me 1994: Episode 20 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

Answer Me 1994: A Special Finale Discussion by Couch-Kimchi:

Episode 20 was a big blow for me because I really saw how the story came about in this episode. Watching it with subtitles really had a huge impact, not to say that it didn’t stir my emotions already. My initial assumptions had a new light, seeing how each moment comes in full view. It brought a different kind of experience that made me think otherwise. It is a hard pill to swallow at first. But don’t let yourself miss out on the story because of this.

Now a simple surprise for you all. I’m not going to do this alone. As you already know, I am a biased Chil Bong shipper. So just to balance this post and to help us all understand the story much better, with a different point of view and amazing insights, I am writing this with a good friend whom I respect as a blogger herself

FNC Entertainment artists to join school-building project for African children

By in News posted Oct January 9th, 2014 No comments

K-pop entertainment agency FNC Entertainment artists will share love in school-building project for African children.

FNC Entertainment created a CSR department named “Love FNC” and began charity project to build the firm’s third school with their artists, the agency said on Friday.

2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards – Ending The Year With A Bang

By in News posted Oct December 31st, 2013 No comments

The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and I’m pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far we’ve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, I’m going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After that’s done, we’re happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, that’s for sure

The 10 K-Drama Second Leads That Stole Our Hearts in 2013

By in News posted Oct December 25th, 2013 No comments

It’s one of the most painful things that can happen when watching a K-drama: falling for the second male lead. Doomed from the start, our love for that frequently more patient, quiet, and nicer guy than the lead only causes heartache and bitter complaints; why doesn’t she choose this guy instead?! At the end, many K-drama fans can only soothe their broken hearts with this offer: “It’s okay. If she doesn’t take you, I will!”

Here is a list of 10 second leads that may have stolen your heart this year. Your blood pressure may rise again as you relive the angst of not seeing them end up with their hearts’ desires, but keep cool- there has to be a fanfic out there to live out that fantasy for you.

1. Seo In Guk (Master’s Sun)

It’s hard not to fall for the dependable body guard who will rescue you from thugs that stalk you through dark alleyways

Best Mon-Tues Drama of 2013

By in News posted Oct December 17th, 2013 No comments

The drama world kept our eyes glued to the screen all year round, but it’s time to decide which drama stole the show in 2013.

We’ve divided the year’s dramas into categories by timeslot – Mon/Tues, Wed/Thurs and Fri/Weekend – so be sure to check out each category and, of course, vote!

But choose wisely, because the top drama from each timeslot will advance to the final round, where the drama with the most votes from each category will compete for the title of Mwave′s Drama of the Year.

We have been rolling out polls for the 2013 Mwave Drama Awards all month, so be sure to get your votes in over in our poll section before voting ends!

School 2013

Who doesn’t love a good high school drama?

But this drama, in particular, holds a special place in our hearts for birthing one of the hottest bromances of 2013

And although there were flower boys a-plenty on KBS’ School 2013, the drama also delved into real life issues today’s high school students face through relatable characters and storylines

One Warm Word Episode 3 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct December 16th, 2013 No comments

A secret never stay hidden forever, the truth always prevails. No matter how hard people are trying to hide their secrets, their problems, sooner or later, people will discover them. For Jae Hak and Eun Jin; they know they cannot hide their relationship forever; they’re not naive but obviously they don’t realize that Mi Kyung has already found out about their “humane relationship”. People say the quiet ones usually are the ones who’ll attack and cause extensive damages; so they’d better get ready because Mi Kyung will do anything she can to “torture” them.

One Warm Word Episode 3 Recap by Beatuscorner:

Jae Hak pulls out micro memory card from his car’s (cctv) camera and asks his assistant to take his car for a service first thing tomorrow morning and to tell him if there’s something odd about the car

‘Prime Minister and I’ Falls Slightly

By in News posted Oct December 11th, 2013 No comments

Is the curse of Marry Him If You Dare still lingering behind?

After an okay premiere, KBS’ Prime Minister and I went from 5.9 percent to 5.4 percent overnight.

But as there has been only two episodes aired so far, it’s too soon to tell which direction the drama will go, especially since MBC’s Empress Ki also dropped a bit.

The only drama that saw an increase was SBS A Warm Word, which went from 6.8 to 8.3.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dramas

1. MBC Empress Ki 20.2→19.5

2. SBS A Warm Word 6.8→8.3

3. KBS Prime Minister and I 5.9→5.4


Variety

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“Prime Minister and I” Starts Off with 5.9% of Viewers, 3rd Place Among Mon-Tues Dramas

By in News posted Oct December 10th, 2013 No comments

The Prime Minister and I” has a decent premiere in the ratings taking in more than 5% of viewers.

According to the Nielson Korea ratings, the first episode of KBS2‘s “Prime Minister and I” brought in approximate 5.9% of viewers, placing it third among Mon-Tues dramas.

This is an increase from the previous drama “Marry Him if You Dare” that occupied the same time slot on KBS2. The last episode of “Marry Him if You Dare” brought in 4.1% of viewers, giving KBS2 an1.8% increase in viewership for the time slot.

MBC‘s drama “Empress Ki” is still the reigning champ among Mon-Tues dramas capturing an astonishing 20.2% of the viewers. SBS‘s “One Warm Word” placed second among Mon-Tues dramas, bringing in 6

‘Prime Minister’ Kicks Off; ‘Empress’ Hits 20 Percent

By in News posted Oct December 10th, 2013 No comments

Picking up where Marry Him If You Dare left up, KBS’ new drama, Prime Minister and I kicked off.

With Marry Him If You Dare ending at a low 4.1 percent, anything seemed better and Prime Minister and I didn’t disappoint with a 5.9 percent for its debut episode.

It’s too soon to tell if Prime Minister and I will continue rising, but the first episode showed potential to at least grab second place, since SBS A Warm Word raked in 6.8 percent.

Meanwhile, MBC’s Empress Ki broke the 20 percent barrier with 20.2.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dramas

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“Secret” – Finale Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct December 9th, 2013 No comments

“Secret” – Finale Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

I can’t believe its the end! This drama is definitely the best thing I’ve seen this year and I’m kinda upset it’s almost over. However, I’m also very curious to see how this rookie-writer decides to wrap things up. I’m crossing my fingers that the wonderful story will continue right to the last moment.
We left off with Do Hoon threatening Min Hyuk and Yoo Jung listening to those threats over the phone. Do Hoon says he will destroy K-group and Shin Hwa both. He’s confident Min Hyuk will choose K-group, after all – does Min Hyuk really believe he is different from Do Hoon? He calls Yoo Jung again, asking what she’s going to do? Min Hyuk uses his own phone to call Yoo Jung and asks if she trusts him? He calmly tells her no matter what Do Hoon says, to go ahead and do whatever she needs to do

Lee Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk Chosen by PDs as Having the Best Drama Luck

By in News posted Oct December 8th, 2013 No comments

2013 is rapidly coming to its inevitable conclusion. This is the time of year where various industry figures take a look back through the year to reflect on the successes and failures of the industry and this year has certainly not being lacking in either categories. But at the very least some industry figures believe that Lee Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk have both had a great year.

To get us started this month, news media outlet “TV Report” has run a survey with 30 producers from the 3 main terrestrial broadcasters (KBS, MBC, SBS) to see which actors/actresses they believed had an almost uncanny ability to pick out great work throughout the year. However as racing driver Jackie Stewart once said, “Good luck in most cases comes through the misfortune of others” and so the survey also asked who the PDs thought had the terrible misfortune of picking out the duds amongst the jewels

‘Marry Him If You Dare’ Leaves People Speechless with Final Episode

By in News posted Oct December 4th, 2013 No comments

It’s finally the end for KBS’ Marry Him If You Dare and people are just plain speechless. Maybe even a little angry, which explains the lowest rating the drama has received during its run.

The final episode of Marry Him If You Dare, or Future Choice/Mirae’s Choice if going by the Korean title, left an open-ended conclusion with Mirae (Yun Eun Hye) not making a choice on who she loves.

With the whole point of the drama revolving around who Mirae will marry, the ending proved to be quite disappointing as both candidates (Lee Dong Gun and Jung Yong Hwa) still had a possibility of being the future husband of Mirae at the of the series.

No love lives were tied and everything remained up in the air, just leaving a small random lesson of ‘follow what your heart tells you’ as it showed the four main characters starting fresh and striving for their new dream careers