Singer and actor Rain is proving his popularity in China"s market with his new role in SBS "My Lovely Girl" as it was recorded as having one of the highest Chinese distribution prices for a Korean drama via Youku-Tudou.
Youku-Tudou purchased the rights to "My Lovely Girl" for $200,000 USD per episode and the drama is set out to be a 16-episode drama. In total, "My Lovely Girl" distribution rights was sold for around $3,200,000 USD.
The upcoming drama starring Rain and Krystal from f(x) is set to fetch at least $80,000 more per episode than "It"s Okay, That"s Love", the drama with the highest current distribution price. Rain"s popularity from his role in "Full House", his on-screen comeback after 4 years of hiatus, as well as f(x)"s popularity added on to the worth of the drama
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
Ever caught yourself doing something and then thinking, ‘Gee, I wonder if I’m the only unlucky soul forced to do this in the world’? Well, don’t fret because, most likely, there is at least one other person who’s suffering with you!
If you’re Korean and have caught yourself wondering whether or not you are all alone in this world, here’s 5 Things Every Korean Child Has Grown Up Doing
1. Bowing to strangers on the street, assuming you know them somehow.There’s this thing about Korean communities all over the world— everyone is interconnected, one way or another. These connections can get so out-of-hand, you get used to being ambushed by random adults.
This is a situation you’ve probably been in at least once in your life: You’re walking along the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere: “Suzy! You’ve grown soooooo much!” You turn around, come face-to-face with a lady, maybe around your mother’s age, beaming at you, expecting an answer
Added 4 new posters and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "My Spring Days" (2014)Directed by Lee Jae-dongWritten by Park Ji-sookNetwork : MBCWith Kam Woo-seong, Choi Soo-young, Lee Joon-hyeok, Jang Sin-yeong, Hyeon Seung-min, Min Ji-ah,...To be aired after "Fated to Love You"Wed, Thu 22:00SynopsisA drama about a woman who falls in destined love after recieving organ implants.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/10
Added 2 new teaser trailers, photos and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "My Spring Days"
"My Spring Days" (2014)Directed by Lee Jae-dongWritten by Park Ji-sookNetwork : MBCWith Kam Woo-seong, Choi Soo-young, Lee Joon-hyeok, Jang Sin-yeong, Hyeon Seung-min, Min Ji-ah,...To be aired after "Fated to Love You"Wed, Thu 22:00SynopsisA drama about a woman who falls in destined love after recieving organ implants.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/10
The "Reply" series and "Good Doctor" are among upcoming American K-Drama adaptations.
On August 29, KBS released a statement confirming the adaptation of "Good Doctor" by CBS. CBS approved production on the American adaptation following a pitch meeting which was held on August 8.
At the helm of production for this project is a company called 3AD, which should not be confused with the indie rock label 4AD. 3AD was founded by Daniel Dae Kim of “Hawaii Five-O” and “Lost” fame. The objective of 3AD is to adapt Korean dramas for American television viewers.
“Good Doctor” starred Joo Won as Park Shi On, a developmentally disabled man who endured physical abuse as a miner"s son to become a pediatric surgery resident
During the crazy excitement that was KCON, Soompi had the opportunity to sit down with drama blogging superstars girlfriday and javabeans, the lovely ladies behind Dramabeans!
We asked them some really, really hard questions (sorry about that!) but I think you’ll all enjoy their answers! Check out the full interview below. Okay, first things first, what is your favorite show this season?
javabeans: Pshhhh…. long silence…
girlfriday: Okay that’s really hard…
javabeans: There are a lot of shows I like right now, not one that is my all time favorite… “Joseon Gunman?” It’s not the awesome amazing 100% I wanted, but it’s pretty good
Added episode 4 captures for the Korean drama "Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)
If you"re enjoying the funny and tear-inducing scenes in the current k-drama "Fated To Love You," you may want to check out the Chinese version. The k-drama starring Jang Hyuk, Jang Nara, Wang Ji Won and Choi Jin Hyuk is a remake of a Taiwanese drama of the same name.
In the 2008 Taiwanese drama the Jang Nara role is played by Joe Chen and Ethan Juan plays the Jang Hyuk role. Baron Chen plays the Choi Jin Hyuk role and Bianca Bai takes on the Wang Ji Won role. The series scored the highest average single episode rating in China and won several awards.
But "Fated To Love You" is not the first k-drama remake of a Taiwanese drama. One of the best-known k-dramas, often described as the gateway drama, is "Boys Over Flowers." Although it is based on a Japanese manga "Hani Yori Dango," it aired as two seasons of "Meteor Garden" before the Korean version
A huge part of the Korean drama industry has been taken over by remakes of foreign dramas and anime. An example of a recent remake would be MBC’s “Fated to Love You,” which is an adaptation of a Taiwanese drama of a similar name. Recently, a list of the Best three and Worst three drama remakes were made:
“It doesn’t get any better than this” Best 3
The top remake of all time is 2009 KBS drama “Boys Over Flowers,” which brought upon a worldwide F4 syndrome with a best rating of 33.5% and an average rating of 28.5%. It started Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon, and Kim Bum. “Boys Over Flowers” was a remake of a Japanese manga of the same name. Just like it gathered an enormous amount of popularity as a manga, the drama adaptation brought much success as well
(Photo : MBC, tvN) Changmin appears on "The Night Watchman"s Journal" original soundtrack.
TVXQ’s Max Changmin lends his voice to the part three of the original soundtrack for “The Night Watchman’s Journal” with the stirring love theme “Because I Couldn’t Say I Love You.”
“The Night Watchman’s Journal” also known as “Diary of a Night Watchman” is a fantasy historical drama starring Jung Il Woo (The Moon Embracing the Sun) and TVXQ’s Yunho.
EDEN also appear on part three of the original soundtrack with the soulful track “Come to Me.”
“The Night Watchman’s Journal” airs on MBC on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 22:00 time slot
“My Love From the Star” and “Trot Lovers” actor Shin Sung Rok and “Bridal Mask” and “Five Fingers” actress Jin Se Yeon will lead this year’s Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SDA) as its masters of ceremonies.
According to the organizing committee of SDA on August 27, the appearance of Shin Sung Rok and Jin Se Yeon as MCs of the awards ceremony is already confirmed.
Both Shin Sung Rok and Jin Se Yeon have been receiving recognition for their performances in the projects that they have recently acted in.
Shin Sung Rok, a prolific theater and screen actor, has appeared as an effective antagonist in “My Love From the Star,” a nominee for the Outstanding Korean Drama award
It’s about time we show our love and respect for our favorite women in their 30s gracing our TV (or computer) screens with their beauty. Here are eight of those talented actresses who effortlessly prove that aging might be something to look forward to after all.
1. Choi Ji Woo
We start off strong, seeing as Choi Ji Woo is 38 and still wowing us to this day. Many fans know her from her emotional performance in Winter Sonata, but she can now be seen playing the titular character in the newly premiered The Suspicious Housekeeper.
2. Song Hye Kyo
Another actress well-known for her work in the seasonal Endless Love series, Song Hye Kyo is 31 and possibly—probably—even more beautiful than she was ten years ago
Bromance has become an important staple in Korean dramas. At times friendships between the male characters can be so endearing that viewers come to cheer them on just as much as the main romantic couple. Here are some of my favorite bromantic pairings!
1. Go Nam Soon (Lee Jong Suk) and Park Heung Soo (Kim Woo Bin) in School 2013.
These two are beyond adorable. Not only did their troubled friendship in School 2013 steal the hearts of viewers, but these models turned actors are actual friends in real life! I hope we can see more of their fantastic bromance in future projects.
2. Geol Oh (Yoo Ah In) and Yeo Rim (Song Joong Ki) in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Who could forget the heartfelt and hilarious friendship between sullen Geol Oh and flamboyant Yeo Rim? These tight friends really knew what it meant to give each other support, regardless of the circumstances
Casting Drama: Should Idols Act? Written by Joyce On August 22, 2014
In recent weeks, drama land has been filled with news of idols being cast in lead roles — Sun-hwa in Rosy Lovers; Rain, Krystal and L in My Lovely Girl; Soo-young in My Spring Day. While idols venturing into the acting field is nothing new, I doubt there’s ever been such a high percentage of lead roles given to idols.
While there are a handful of idols who have successfully proven their worth in the acting world (Yoochun, Rain, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Joon, Seo In-guk, etc), it’s not surprising that most idol casting news is met with a healthy amount of skepticism and unhappiness
(Photo : SBS, MBC) Melody Day sings for "Fated to Love You," while "I Feel You" appears on the "It"s Okay, That"s Love" soundtrack.
K-Pop trio Melody Day lend their voices to part seven of the “Fated to Love You” original soundtrack, as the drama draws to a close.
“Fated to Love You” utilized whimsical plot elements to present a unique adaptation of the 2008 Taiwanese hit drama.
“You’re My Everything” captures the emotionality of the lead in to the penultimate episode , as Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) and Ellie Kim (Jang Na Ra) attempt to decide if they are truly destined to be together.
“It’s Okay, That’s Love” continues to deliver a non-judgemental approach to mental illness while embracing those who are phobic of falling in love
Choi Jin Hyuk is set to enlist as an active duty military conscript, according to Korean media reports. The actor, who recently starred in tvN drama “Emergency Couple,” had looked set to join the Seoul police force as part of his mandatory military service.
As reported in March, the star had passed an examination process that would have allowed him to serve with the police, rather than the regular army. It seems that he has now had a change of heart, however. Media outlet Osen quotes an anonymous entertainment insider as saying, “He has decided that he would rather serve with the regular army.”
Under legal regulations, those who pass the police examination but then forgo police service are then obliged to enlist as regular conscripts.
On reports that stated that Choi Jin Hyuk would be enlisting at the end of August, the actor’s agency representatives said that no date has yet been fixed for Choi Jin Hyuk’s enlistment
Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk did a modeling campaign this year and someone must have noticed how good they looked together. Because the latest news is that they are both considering a role in an upcoming drama about news reporters.
Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk"s good friend and former co-star, previously considered a role in the drama but could not fit it into his schedule as he was filming back-to-back movies, "The Technicians" and then "Twenty."
He was up for the role of Choi Dal Po, a rookie reporter. Now both Lee Jong Suk"s agency, Wellmade Entertainment, and Park Shin Hye"s agency, S.A.L.T. Entertainment, have confirmed that their stars are considering offers to appear in the SBS drama.
Park Shin Hye is currently filming "The Tailors," a film in which she plays a fashion-conscious queen whose taste in clothes sparks political rivalries
Korean dramas starting today 2014/08/18 in Korea: "Discovery of Romance" and "My Secret Hotel"
"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)
Son Ye Jin considered taking a leading role in the upcoming historical drama "The King"s Face," starring Seo In Guk and Lee Jung Jae. If she had taken the role of Kim Ha Gee, she would have played a woman who was loved by both a prince and a king.
And while that might have been tempting she chose instead to sign on for a thriller directed by Lee Kyung Mi.
According to CJ Entertainment, the actress will appear in a film tentatively titled "House Full of Happiness."
"Son Ye Jin has been confirmed to star in director Lee Kyung Mi"s new project, "House Full of Happiness," which is due to start filming in September," said a representative of CJ Entertainment, which will distribute the film.
The film is a thriller about an ambitious politician who dreams of becoming a member of Congress