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Remembering 'Boys Over Flowers': The Best K-Drama Cliché

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


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Let"s take a moment to imagine this scenario.

You"re a broke high school student with four millionaire best friends. The first is a musical prodigy, the second is a mob boss"s son, the third is a renowned artist, and the last is a spoiled-rotten brat set to inherit one of the country"s biggest conglomerates. Yes, please!


There are so many wonderful clichés in KBS"s Boys Over Flowers, the 2009 K-drama starring Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon that became a global phenomenon.

Did it have an evil mother determined to separate the main couple? Check. Was there a childish male lead who is cold and evil in the beginning but slowly warms up to the tough and spunky female lead? Check

Vote For Best Actor, Best Kiss, Best Couple, In The Dramafever Awards

By in News posted Oct November 21st, 2014 No comments

 

K-drama lovers can now vote for their 2014 favorites to win the next Dramafever awards. As the content provider shows dramas and films from China, Japan, Europe and South America, some of the categories have international contestants but most of the categories are filled with Korean actors.

For example, the best actress category includes Krystal Jung, Gong Hyo Jin, Shim Eun Kyung, Song Ji Hyo, Gu Hye Sun and Spanish actress Amanda Ugarte.

The best actor category only contains Korean actors. The category features Rain, Lee Jong Suk, Choi Jin Hyuk, Joo Won, Jo In Sung and Lee Jun Ki.

And who would not want a chance to revisit some of the year"s best kisses? Contenders for the award in this contest include kisses between Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin, Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon, Jin Se Yeon and Lee Jong Suk

Recap for SBS Drama Pinocchio Episode 4

By in News posted Oct November 21st, 2014 No comments

Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers, and the kind of love that’s so steadfast that sometimes a reminder is a shock to the system—a poignant, tear-filled, affectionate shock.by DramabeansTiger J.K – “첫사랑” (First Love) for the Pinocchio OST

EPISODE 4: “Romeo and Juliet” We rewind a little to see that Dad finds the kids on the rooftop and hides out of sight, just in time to watch Dal-po try to stop In-ha’s day-long bout of hiccups, over having to lie that things went great with Mom and she’s totally fine giving up on journalism altogether

Korean KBS Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 12 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 19th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:After Yoo-jin’s failed hypnotherapy session, he happens upon his uncle talking to Nae-il, making mention of his airplane accident. Uncle had assumed Nae-il knew since she was aware of his water trauma, but Yoo-jin is upset to have his secret revealed and leaves the house, pulling Nae-il along with him.But the truth is out and there’s no use pretending she doesn’t know. Yoo-jin tells her of the plane crash that landed him in the sea, giving him a two-for-one trauma deal that prevents him from taking planes and boats. “It’s absurd, isn’t it?” he asks bitterly. “Go ahead, laugh.”She’s the furthest thing from laughing, and realizes that Yoo-jin isn’t choosing not to go abroad but actually unable to. Knowing how much he wanted to study overseas has her on the verge of tears, though Yoo-jin tells her that it’s not worth crying over

Korean tvN drama Misaeng Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 18th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:Chief Oh and Dong-shik freeze and stare at their unwelcome new team member, who smirks at their reaction and notes Geu-rae’s impressive luck in his position, considering his lacking credentials. He chooses to settle in at Dong-shik’s desk while the rest of Sales Team 3 remain stone-faced.Chief Oh requests a new team member, but Manager Kim refuses to comply. He says that Chief Park is a great addition to his team, since he’s had a great record in the company. He tells Chief Oh to compromise and just prioritize work.In the break room, Chief Oh confronts Resource Team Chief Jung about him recommending this new team member. He knows that Chief Jung has had problems with him, but Chief Jung feigns oblivion and says that he simply didn’t have the leadership to control this guy. Korean tvN drama Misaeng Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots Back at Sales Team 3, Chief Park (Kim Hee-won) calls Geu-rae over and asks him how he passed the intern presentation test and landed his position with only a high school equivalency exam

K-pop stars find success on screen

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

Si Wan of ZE:A - Children of Empire has been successfully building his acting career. The idol singer is currently starring in the popular drama series "Incomplete Life".

The phrase "Sprinkling SM on top of fully cooked rice", which derives from an old Korean saying that means adding one element can ruin a perfectly fine situation, is often used to criticize boy and girl group members who try their hand at acting without being fully prepared. SM refers to SM Entertainment, one of the largest music agencies in Korea.Similarly, the newly created term bal-yeon-gi is also used to mock idol singers who act. It literally means acting by foot and is used in reference to a person with terrible dramatic skills. Despite a lack of experience, famous singers are cast as actors because they bring star power that compels younger audiences to see musicals, plays and films and watch drama series

Korean OCN Drama Bad Guy Episode 7 Recap and Screenshots

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

by Dramabeans:Back in the van, Goo-tak assures Tae-soo that they’ll find the guy that killed the pawnshop owner since they’ve found the weapon. But Tae-soo recognizes a fellow assassin’s work when he sees one—an expertly-placed stab wound caused Pawnbroker Im to die from massive blood loss within seconds.The professional they’re dealing with is among the best of the best: a completely emotionless assassin, whose work leaves no trace of evidence, no unnecessary wounds, and lastly, no sense of guilt.Team Crazy Dogs heads back to HQ where Prosecutor Oh is already waiting for them. He’s delighted to meet everyone in person—Jung-moon in particular, to whom he says it’s been three years since they’ve last seen one another. A quick flashback reveals that Prosecutor Oh had chuckled at Jung-moon’s high psychopathy score in the interrogation room years ago

Three Meals a Day, Meokbang, and the Korean Food Trend

By in News posted Oct November 16th, 2014 No comments
Three Meals a Day, Meokbang, and the Korean Food Trend Written by Adri On November 15, 2014

Ratings with more than 6% for a cable television channel are very rare. Crossing that threshold means that a show is officially a sensation. So if a tvN cooking-eating cable variety show reached 8.3% in ratings, no one could deny that it is simply crazy.

Na PD — the genius behind 2 Days 1 Night and the Over Flowers series — is responsible for coming out with this smashing hit; Three Meals a Day. The idea is to put actor Lee Seo-jin and 2PM member Taecyeon in a secluded village house and ask them to cook anything and eat those meals three times a day. Little that he knew, his simple idea has sent Korean audiences into a frenzy

Scandals stick for star draft dodgers

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

MC Mong was cleared of dodging his military service, but his comeback was still controversial.

Scandalized entertainers are returning to the spotlight one after another, receiving forgiveness from the public for their past indiscretions. One example is actress Han Ye-seul, who is currently starring in the drama series "Birth of a Beauty". She reappeared on the small screen three years after she fled to the United States in the middle of shooting 2011"s "Spy MyeongWol".Han said she left the drama because of its hectic shooting schedule, and with the sudden departure of its lead actress, the series was abruptly canceled. But now she"s back in the public eye. Another actress, Park Si-yeon, has picked up a role in the drama series "Greatest Marriage". She recently returned to acting after she was found guilty of abusing the substance propofol last year

Korean TV, music sweeps Cuba

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

Hallyu, the Korean Wave, is now sweeping across Cuba.Many domestic Korean media outlets have recently covered the Cuban people"s great interest in all things Korean. The dailies said that Korean TV soap operas, audition-themed survival programs and pop music are all enjoying great popularity in the Caribbean"s largest country. The Chosun Ilbo said in an article on November 5 that, "When "My Wife is a Superwoman" became the first Korean drama to ever air on Cuban TV last April, it soon became a hit show with a viewer"s rating exceeding 70 percent. Other Korean dramas, such as "My Fair Lady" and "Secret Garden", followed suit, creating a Korean soap opera boom".Such strong interest was reinforced at the 2014 Havana International Fair (FIHAV), which took place on November 2 for three days. According to domestic media outlets, Alex Castro, one of Fidel Castro"s sons, visited the Korean booth at the international fair along with high-profile Cuban officials, including the ministers of energy, agriculture and culture

[Spoiler] Added episode 16 captures for the Korean drama “My Lovely Girl”

By in News posted Oct November 14th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 16 captures for the Korean drama "My Lovely Girl" (2014)Directed by Park Hyeong-giWritten by No Ji-seolNetwork : SBSWith Rain, Krystal, Lee Si-ah, Cha Ye-ryeon, L, Kim Jin-woo,...16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Formerly known as "Song For You" (송 포 유, song po yoo) and also known as "My Lovable Girl" and "She"s So Lovable"SynopsisA drama about Hyeon Wook, a man who loses his lover in an accident and falls madly in love with his dead lover"s sister.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/17

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Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 8 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 14th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:Everyone seems to think Woo-jin is preparing to use physical force to break up the human shield blocking the voting booth, but all he does is raise his hand……So that Actor Gu can high-five him. That’s right, Woo-jin already secured his allegiance by having Sung-joon sneak a letter to Actor Gu during the Bulldog/Dal-goo kerfuffle.And without a fourth person to block the voting booth, Assemblyman Kang’s plan fails. Dal-goo gets elected president, and fulfills his promise to distribute the funds from the treasury to his supporters. Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 8 Recap and ScreenshotsBut there’s a reason Do-young doesn’t look at all worried, which is likely because Dal-goo opens the safe to find it empty. Oh no. This is baaad.Naturally, Actor Gu and Bulldog turn on Team Dal-goo thinking they’ve been betrayed

Korean SBS Drama Pinocchio Episode 2 Recap and Screencaps

By in News posted Oct November 14th, 2014 No comments

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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. Last-place student Dal-po wins his first round of the TV quiz show, wiping the smirk off of the first-place champion and surprising everyone in their class. As the audience claps and the cameras turn to him, he narrates in voiceover that after suffering those cruel events with his family, he vowed to never set foot in a broadcast station or exchange words with anyone even remotely associated with a network

Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 10 Recap and Screencaps

By in News posted Oct November 13th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: 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. Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 10 Recap and ScreencapsThe A Orchestra members are also alerted to the end of the boycott, but Shi-won is confused to see that many are skipping auditions anyway

50 Korean drama meaningful quotation when loving someone

By in News posted Oct November 13th, 2014 No comments
One the biggest reasons K-dramas attracted us is because the Korean actors appear to know all about true love. Each Korean drama consists of quotation uttered by actors made our heart melt. Following are 50 Korean drama quotation which are meaningful to true love.1. Winter Sonata2. Angel Eyes3. Moon that Embraces the Sun4. Flower Boy Ramen Shop5. I'm Sorry, I Love You6. It's Okay, That's Love7. Sungkyunkwan Scandal8. Stairway to Heaven9. It's Okay, That's Love10. I Hear Your Voice11. High School-Love On12. Heirs13. Heartstrings14. GoongCan beauty buy happiness? Watch as Joo Sang Wook and Han Ye Seul find out on Birth of a Beauty15. Good Doctor16. Full House17. Full House18. Flower Boy Next Door19

Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 15 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 11th, 2014 No comments

by Dramabeans: 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.The extreme terms of the deal don’t dissuade Sun, and he agrees to take on the challenge to convince the Qing envoys without caving to their demands

Korean KBS2 Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots

By in News posted Oct November 11th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans:Nae-il comes to Yoo-jin for comfort after running out on her lesson, where she was told Teacher Do would be her new instructor. She calms at the touch of his hand, but the effect is short-lived because Yoo-jin tells her that she needs a stern teacher to help her grow as a musician, and that she shouldn’t waste her talent. He takes a call from Teacher Do and says he’ll bring Nae-il in to her lesson, and, feeling betrayed, she withdraws her hand from his grasp.Nae-il cries that he’s just like everyone else for forcing her when that leads to tears and pain, but Yoo-jin replies that if everyone’s saying the same thing, then she’s the one who’s wrong. He’s not mean about it, but ouch, that seems a little tone-deaf to Nae-il’s stricken reaction. She sobs, “Not being able to do as I want—you don’t know what that’s like

[Drama Review] “High School: Love On” – Episode 15

By in News posted Oct November 10th, 2014 No comments
HIGH SCHOOL LOVE ON, EPISODE 15

The two boys in a crazy contest, winner takes all

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Woo Hyun shows up on Sung Yeol"s doorstep, asking to be allowed to move in. Sung Yeol and the father leave. Later that night, Sung Yeol enters, falling down drunk. Woo Hyun puts a schnockered Sung Yeol to bed. In the morning, Woo Hyun is on the bed too and is pushed off, injuring his shoulder. Jae Seok"s lackey, Tae Ho, runs into classmate Joo Ah and decides to get revenge on the store owner for firing Joo Ah and shorting her on wages.

The security guard goes to the store where Joo Ah worked and collects her back wages. Sung Yeol"s father goes off and drinks when informed about Ji Hye"s loan that she used to pay for Woo Hyun"s shop

Park Shin Hye Is The First Korean Celebrity Chosen To Model For Visa

By in News posted Oct November 10th, 2014 No comments

 

(Photo : Visa Korea ) Park Shin Hye modeling for Visa.

Park Shin Hye has demonstrated her marketing potential by becoming the first Korean celebrity to model for Visa.

On November 10, her agency S.A.L.T Entertainment announced that she would be the newest face of the global brand.

She will be endorsing the cosmopolitan, Visa global payment networks. Visa commercials starring Park Shin Hye will be broadcast throughout Asia, as well as, Korea. The commercials will begin to air on November 12.

Print ads featuring the actress are in English adding to their appeal for fans throughout the world.

Enews reported a statement the manager of Visa Korea, Iain Jamieson. He stated, “The fact that the commercial will be aired not only in Korea but around Asia, reflects hallyu’s influence

[Spoiler] Added episode 15 captures for the Korean drama “My Lovely Girl”

By in News posted Oct November 8th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 15 captures for the Korean drama "My Lovely Girl" (2014)Directed by Park Hyeong-giWritten by No Ji-seolNetwork : SBSWith Rain, Krystal, Lee Si-ah, Cha Ye-ryeon, L, Kim Jin-woo,...16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Formerly known as "Song For You" (송 포 유, song po yoo) and also known as "My Lovable Girl" and "She"s So Lovable"SynopsisA drama about Hyeon Wook, a man who loses his lover in an accident and falls madly in love with his dead lover"s sister.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/17

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