The Korean remake of the Taiwanese drama "Fated To Love You" did well in Korea, earning Nielsen ratings that averaged 9.8 percent nationwide. And now the remake is also doing well in China.
Chinese audiences were so eager to see the remake that the broadcasting rights were sold for $120,000 an episode, making it the most expensive Korean drama sold in China at the time. And the drama"s first episodes got 200 million views on Sohu.com, the online TV station owned bySohu, a Chinese Internet company.
The drama"s star Jang Hyuk recently spoke with JoongAng Ilbo about the drama, about what prompted him to take the role and how much he enjoyed reuniting with his co-star Jang Nara.
In "Fated To Love You" the 37-year-old actor played Lee Gun, the heir to a conglomerate
Following a series of tweets detailing his struggles and mistreatment as an idol by Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak, ZE:A leader Moon Junyoung (Lee Ho) shed some light as to what went down during discussions with the agency.
It seems like Star Empire, ZE:A’s agency, will now be going through some big changes, starting with the management of the agency and specific contractual terms. Junyoung also urges agencies to resolve any issues with their artists internally, calling for better treatment of idols in the industry.
On September 21, Junyoung wrote, “I have finished talking with CEO Shin Joo Hak. It has now been decided that I, that we, will run Star Empire - we will make it into a ZE:A company. Everyone, I promised you that this will be ZE:A’s day, that I’ll either cause this all to collapse or absorb it entirely
ZE:A‘s leader, Moon Junyoung (also known as Lee Hoo), is not holding back on voicing out his frustration on the CEO of their agency, Star Empire‘s President Shin Joo Hak.
After shocking everyone through Twitter in the morning of September 21 by leaving warning messages to their CEO, ZE:A’s leader Moon Junyoung (Lee Hoo) continued to air his grievances through his official Twitter account around 9:30 p.m. (KST).
Moon Junyoung’s newer tweets have shed light on some of the things that he wants to put out in the open such as the terms of their contract, profit sharing, and working conditions that they have endured thus far while being under Star Empire’s management.
“Now, it’s only a few hours left until the day ends
Boy group ZE:A‘s leader Moon Junyoung (also known as Lee Hoo) has posted a series of shocking tweets regarding his experiences with his CEO Shin Joo Hak, cricitizing the CEO for unfair treatment. He even revealed that he has considered suicide, shocking many fans.
In his series of Tweets, he listed the struggles he went through because of Shin Joo Hak. He also added that he will be revealing the truths about his CEO starting tomorrow.
Following are the translations of his tweets, now deleted.
“From now on, I’m going to communicate to the public everything, the world I’ve seen with my eyes and the life I’ve felt with my tears. Please follow me. I’m especially asking the journalists..
My social media site… I’ll give you a hint and a promise that it will become a place to voice my frustration
"s leader Lee Hoo
) has some explosive revelations to the world.
He started off his series of explosive tweets with, "Everyone, you know I love you, right?". He continued, "My profile photo is of the Japanese athlete Tanaka, who made our ZE:A"s Taeheon hurt. I want to hate him a lot.. But I felt again that professionals and amateurs are different. Was it two years ago? I went onto KBS" "Dream Team" and broke my leg. If just I didn"t have this metal pin in my leg.."
He added, "Even if I get hit 10 times, break my nose and fracture my face, I want to at least hit him just once.. But.. I heard that it is his retiring match.. I calm my heart once again today with a sigh
Series Overview: Fated to Love You is a Bundle of Laughter and Tears Written by Joyce On September 20, 2014
On the back of the finale of Fated to Love You, I’d like to say that the show will stay in my memory as the drama with the best character interpretations. It features the reunion of Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara, who starred together in Successful Story of a Bright Girl ten years ago. While Fated‘s plot is nothing out of the ordinary, the characters are really what steal the show and cement it as one of my favourite dramas ever.
If you’ve seen the Taiwanese version, you’d have a good sense of the plot – a one night stand, a pregnancy, a forced marriage, and then, a miscarriage. Cue angst with a capital ‘a’
It’s Okay, That’s Love, Episodes 5-8: Couples, Consent and Coitus Written by Alolika On September 19, 2014
“They did it! They did it! They did it!! Yeah!”
But I am not rejoicing because “it” – my juvenile euphemism for “sex” – was the most anticlimactic resolution to Hae-soo’s (Gong Hyo-jin) sexual anxiety (no pun intended). However, before I get down to the issues I have with the eighth episode in particular, let me broadly outline the problems the narrative is developing as the show continues (or considering my delay, the show has continued).
What felt like a strained connection between the two focuses of the drama – psychiatry and love – is now at one level, completely wrenched apart and at another level, intermingled with the purpose of sentimentalization
(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
"My Lovable Girl," the new drama starring Rain and f(x)"s Krystal Jung started off in second place with viewer ratings of 8.2 percent. It followed "It"s Okay It"s Love" which recorded ratings of 12.9 percent for its final episode.
Also known as "My Lovely Girl," the drama began with a tragic car accident that demonstrated why each of the main characters is so scarred by past events. Rain plays producer and songwriter Lee Hyun Wook who spent the last few years hiding away after he lost his girlfriend in that accident. He meets Krystal"s character Yoon Se Na because his dog takes a liking to her. Also a songwriter, Yoon Se Na has run out of options in life and is pretending to be someone else. While trying to interest music producers in her songwriting talents, she has a run in with an arrogant star, played expertly by Infinite"s L
SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "It"s Okay it"s Love" the end of the drama episode is becoming a topic of interest.
Actress Choi Moon Kyung said on her SNS, #greatactor, #JoInSungthe great, #LeeSungKyung #ItsOkayItsLove, #JangJaeYeol, #OhSoNyuh, #JiYoonSoo, released a picture with a post.
In the released picture, Choi Moon Kyung is posing in a friendly ay with Jo In Sung. Jo In Sung is looking chummy and friendly with Choi Moon Kyung and the two are looking at the camera lens together.
At the news that "It"s Okay It"s Love" had ended, netizens are saying, "It"s Okay It"s Love the ending party, I miss Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin" "It"s Okay It"s Love, it"s finally over." It"s Okay It"s Love, Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin, I"ll miss him
Brown Eyed Girls member Ga In will be making a cameo appearance in the new movie “Today’s Love,” starring singer-actor Lee Seung Gi and actress Moon Chae Won as the lead characters.
It is being reported that Ga In is set to take on the role of Lee Seung Gi’s ex-girlfriend in “Today’s Love,” which is scheduled to open up in theaters at the beginning of next year.
The director of this upcoming movie, Park Jin Pyo, has previously directed other well-known productions including “You Are My Sunshine,” “Voice of a Murderer,” and “Closer to Heaven.” As Ga In has worked with director Park Jin Pyo for “Closer to Heaven” in the past, the Brown Eyed Girls member willingly accepted the cameo offer
SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "It"s Okay it"s love" Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Kwang Soo, X.O, Dio
The closing party of SBS drama "It"s Okay It"s Love" is released.
These pictures were featured on the social networking sites of Choi Moon Kyung who played the role of Ji Hye Soo (played by Gong Hyo Jin)"s sister. Choi Moon Kyung said on her Instagram on September 12th, "Jo In Sung is a great actor, my pretty Lee Sung Kyung" "Her eyes were so big and innocent, they were great Do Kyung Soo" as she uploaded the pictures. In the picture, there were Choi Moon Kyung, Jo In Sung, Lee Sung Kyung, Do Kyung Soo (played by X.O Dio) as they were all posing in a friendly way.
Actor Lee Kwang Soo was also on this Instagram with a shot of the ending party
Little to No Love for Spica.S’s “Give Your Love” Written by Camiele On September 17, 2014
It seems the latter part of 2014 begins the season of office fantasies. Sunny Hill returned with their ode to the work week romance, “Monday Blues,” and now we’ve got Spica.S, the “sexy side” of the powerhouse vocal group SPICA, giving us much face and fashion with their latest MV, “Give Your Love.”
Spica.S (meaning “Spica Special”) is the first foray into subunit territory for the vocal group. However, instead of being a specialty group consisting of only a few of the members, Spica.S seems to be a means for the girls to express their more daring, sensual sides. The only member who opted out, so to say, was Kim Bo Ah, who has taken the time to concentrate on a solo project
Chinese online movie “The Heirs from the Stars” (“来自星星的继承者们“) has come forward refuting accusations of plagiarism that say that it is simply a combination of popular Korean dramas “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars.”
At a production press conference on September 16 in Beijing, the director of the Chinese film said that “The Heirs from the Stars” has nothing to do with the two Korean dramas and that the scenario had been out even before “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars” were aired.
The director said, “The title was decided upon simply for the commercial and buzz appeal.”
“Many might point fingers, but if people who watch the movie enjoy themselves, that is enough,” the director said, also reiterating the creativity of the movie and mentioning the possibility of a sequel
The press conference for the highly anticipated SBS drama, "My Lovely Girl," took place in Mok-dong on September 15. Main actors Rain and Krystal showed off their great chemistry as they discussed working together and the twelve-year age difference.
Rain said, "We work well together. Because Krystal was my junior, she was an artist I liked as a senior and as a fan. There"s a need to become close in order to get rid of nerves among actors, so the cast members all gathered together. That"s how our intimacy started. Krystal follows me well like an oppa.
We have about a 12-year age difference, and this is my first time acting with a friend with whom there"s such a big age difference. She was not like a young friend, at all, and she was very smart
It looks like Kim Hyun Joong"s scandalous assault case is coming to a close.
On September 15, his legal rep disclosed to Star News, "We agreed on a withdrawal of litigation with no conditions if Kim Hyun Joong officially apologizes. The withdrawal will occur tomorrow in the afternoon.
"It was important to ease her feelings. She wanted an apology more than discussing right and wrong. We officially apologized, and she decided to withdraw the lawsuit after accepting his feelings."
On the same day, Kim Hyun Joong indeed wrote out a letter of apology on his official home page, addressing his ex-girlfriend.
He wrote, "I am really sorry for inflicting a lot of psychological and physical pain on the person whom I"ve trusted and loved and vice versa for two years through this act
The 15th episode of "It"s Okay, It"s Love" rated higher than the two new dramas that it competed with.
Nielsen Korea said that the episode rated 11.4 percent, which is 2.0 percent higher than last week"s last episode. In this episode, Jang Jae Yeol, played by Jo In Sung, is finally forced to admit that his friend Han Kang Woo was not real. Psychiatrist Hae Soo uses logic to convince him that his young friend, played by EXO"s Do Kyung Soo, is the delusional result of his mental problems. It"s a hard realization to make but it"s a hopeful one as it is the first step toward his possible recovery. And that"s a good thing. For a man with as many problems as Jang Jae Yeol, he could not have found a better person to fall for than a caring psychiatrist.
But that doesn"t mean it"s easy for her
Singer Roy Kim posted a picture recently to his personal Instagram account, hinting at a possible comeback.
In the photo, Roy Kim can be seen playing his guitar in a van. In the caption for the Instagram photo, he adds, “my studio.” with tags that read “coming soon” and “2nd album.”
As the star has spent most of the previous year studying at his university in the States with minimum musical activity in Korea, the anticipation for his impending second album seems high among fans.
Roy Kim released his first studio album “Love Love Love” well over a year ago, in June of 2013. He co-wrote all the songs on the album, and it went onto do well commercially.
Check out Roy Kim’s instagram photo below!
During a recent interview at the set of the poster shoot for SBS’ upcoming drama “My Lovely Girl,” singer-actor Rain didn’t hold back on his compliments for his junior and co-star, f(x)’s Krystal.
Rain shared, “As a fan of [Krystal], I’m very thankful that we’re able to do this drama together. You will be able to see a brand new side of Krystal through this drama so please show a lot of love and look forward to it.”
“My Lovely Girl” will be taking the spot of “It’s Okay, It’s Love” every Wednesday and Thursday starting on September 17. It is a romantic comedy/love fantasy drama about a man and a woman who try to embrace one another’s hurt through their passion for music.
Krystal also shared, “Se Na (her character) lives her life with nothing but her dreams of becoming a songwriter and she falls in love after meeting Hyun Wook (Rain’s character)
It"s a wrap for the hit SBS romantic-comedy "It"s Okay, It"s Love" as the cast and crew completes its last filming a week ahead of its final broadcast.
According to representatives, the last scene was filmed on September 7, and even when some of the cast members had already finished their commitment to the drama, they visited during the last day to celebrate with the remaining stars and crew.
The drama began shooting last May, and the production team decided to celebrate their four months of hard work with cake and hugs.
Lead actors Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin cheered to the staff and crew after they finished their final scene together as co-stars. Actors Sung Dong Il, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Sung Kyung, and others also stayed behind to cheer everyone on