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
Lee Soo Hyuk recently finished his role as the detached and yet emotionally damaged chaebol Yoo Jin Woo in the comedy "High School King of Manners." So he is looking forward to his next project. The model-turned actor is considering a role in tvN"s upcoming drama "Sensible Love."
According to a tvN press release, he is considering the role of Kim Joon, a carpenter in the drama. Kim Joon is a young man with plenty of charisma but some tragic events in his past.
Lee Soo Hyuk"s agency, Star J Entertainment, confirmed that he is reviewing the script for "Sensible Love." The drama, set to air in November, concerns a girl who marries her high school teacher but then meets another man. Kim Joon would be that man but it"s not certain which male role would be the leading one
Shin Min Ah and Jo Jung Suk show their chemistry as a newlywed couple for the upcoming romantic-comedy "My Love, My Bride."
On the most recent episode of MBC"s "Section TV Entertainment Relay," clips of the film, as well as the cast"s September 1 press conference which was held at Apgujeong, were shown during the segment.
During the interview, lead actress Shin Min Ah shared a sexy but embarrassing episode between her and co-star Jo Jung Suk, and she said, "Newlyweds can take off their clothes in front of their spouse, so I thought it would be a good idea to show that side of newlyweds in the film."
She added, "I was anxious about pushing through with the scene, but Jo Jung Suk was so determined to do it. It was my first time seeing a man in his underwear that many times
On the most recent episode of MBC’s “Section TV” that aired on September 7, the production team visited the end of drama celebration of “Fated to Love You,” which aired its last episode this past Thursday.
Jang Nara especially seemed sad to let the drama go. She mentioned in her interview, “Jang Hyuk and all of the staff members treated me preciously as if they were with Mi Young [her character in the drama].” In response to the question of how she would rank her acting compatibility with Jang Hyuk, she responded shyly but without hesitation, “100 points.” She also revealed her bittersweet feelings with the end of the drama. She said, “I was very happy. I’m so thankful that I was gifted with these precious memories
SISTAR took home the win this week on Music Core with “I Swear,” beating out Winner and Taemin this week.
During their “thank you” speech, they wished for the quick recovery of the Ladies’ Code members.
Performances today were by Super Junior, SISTAR, KARA, Orange Caramel, Secret, BESTie, Sunny Hill, BTS, Nasty Nasty, Block B, VIXX, EXID, HIGH4, 4TEN, LABOUM, JJCC Hyungdon & Daejun, Kim Jong Min.
A cute mini musical drama featuring MCs Kim So Hyun, Minho, and Zico was also aired today. It also included brief cameo performances by many groups
Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I walks down the red carpet prior to the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4.
"My Love from the Star", an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world"s biggest international television soap opera festivals, that was held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4. "My Love from the Star" had the honor of winning the prize for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who plays Do Min-jun in the TV show, captured two prizes, the Netizen Popularity Award and the Best Actor for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Do is an alien that arrived on earth 400 years ago during Joseon times (1392-1910)