The new MBC drama Cunning Single Lady is a fun and modern drama about love and revenge. The drama portrays the relationship between divorced lovers when they meet again after three years of no contact. The ex-husband Jung Woo (Joo Sang-Wook) is now a top business man and multimillionaire, and the ex-wife Na Ae Ra (Lee Min-Jung) lived clueless of her ex-husband’s success for three years. The drama follows the complex relationship between the ex-lovers after their fateful reunion at the police station. The show gives us a good perspective on the serious topic of divorce while also making us laugh.
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In the first episodes, we are introduced to the main character Na Ae Ra, a divorced woman who has a dysfunctional family
Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.
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This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it
Having turned just 27 this year (Korean age), Kim Soo Hyun has become one of Korea’s representative and irreplaceable actors.
From his early project Giant to the most recent syndrome-causing You Who Came From the Stars, the actor has been setting records with his successful projects.
With numerous places sending out love calls, Kim Soo Hyun turned all of this success to those around him and remained humble.
Having just completed filming, without having chance to look around at the explosive response surrounding him, Kim Soo Hyun looked rather relaxed and calm. One could see the actor has finally left behind ‘Do Min Jun,’ the character who struggled with deep emotions, from the looks of ease on his face.
-How would you compare Do Min Jun to Kim Soo Hyun?
“(Do) Min Jun knows many things, but I need to study a lot more
Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?
Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?
Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.
Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face
Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense that they went from Park Min-young to Jin Se-yeon, because they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind.
Doctor Stranger is the medical spy melodrama from PD Jin Hyuk of Master’s Sun and City Hunter and writer Park Jin-woo of Conspiracy in the Court. It stars Lee Jong-seok as a North Korean doctor who defected to the South and gets treated as an outsider in the hospital where he works
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage
Romantic Highlights Include:
When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question
Another member of SHINee will be joining the “We Got Married” cast, but this time, Key will be joining the global edition. On February 10, MBC Everyone announced that the SHINee member will be joining “We Got Married Global Edition Season 2.”
In regarding to the new member, a representative of the show said, “We predict that Key will be energetic as he is a great talker who receives love for his unique fashion and good looks.” In regards to his future “wife,” Key expressed, “My ideal girl would be instead of looks, someone who I can talk with, and who is also extroverted.” Although many are curious about Key’s partner, viewers will have to wait as the secret identity of the wife is under wraps until their first meeting. “We Got Married Global Edition” is an expansion of MBC’s “We Got Married,” but targeted towards international viewers
Age of Feeling: Episode 8 recap by drama beans
In order to help Jung-tae learn how to fight against swords, Boss Hwang takes him to the gibang to meet Ajusshi Choi. Though Jung-tae’s known him for a while, he seems unaware of Ajusshi’s past as a guard for the Korean Empire (which ended in 1910 when Japan annexed Korea).
So Ajusshi Choi takes Jung-tae under his tutelage, and despite what I thought, Jung-tae isn’t trying to learn how to use a sword, but to fight unarmed against one. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but… why wouldn’t he want to use a sword even just as a shield instead of relying on his squishy human flesh for protection?
But Jung-tae answers that question by learning Ajusshi Choi’s lessons with lightning-quick accuracy, and in the end, wins the fight with his fists
These episodes are jam-packed with heart wrenching emotion. The future doesn’t look too bright, especially with Min Joon’s departure looming ever closer. His desire to push Song Yi away grows, but so does his hopeless dream of a happy and normal life with heri at his side. For better or for worse, I’ve become heavily invested in the well-being of these characters. Seeing both Song Yi and Min Joon struggle through their heartache has left me emotionally drained and dejected. Keep in mind these feelings are a testament to just how great this show is.
Why is My Heart Breaking?
Min Joon Rejects Song Yi’s Confession
Min Joon’s run in with the psychopath Jae Kyung’s poisoned needle reminded him just how strong his feelings for Song Yi have grown. He’s convinced he must do all that he can to end his connection before it’s too late to recover
It seemed like yesterday when the Korean entertainment world shook in shock after singer Rain and actress Kim Tae Hee were caught to be secretly dating. A year after, Rain opened up about their current relationship and the details of love between the two big celebrities.
After being caught on a secret date with the actress while the singer was serving his military duties, Rain expressed how the couple’s relationship is still going strong. In regards to each other’s work, Rain said, “We don’t touch on each other’s work. I don’t let her listen to my songs. When my album comes out, she will probably hear it. I love surprising people, so even my own family doesn’t get to listen to my songs early.”
When asked if the singer meets with the actress often, Rain joked, “Do you think I can meet her?” and then continued, “We are doing very well
We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!
The Consequences of Kissing Song Yi
Min Joon spends the first half of Episode 9 recovering from an extremely high fever. Turns out he’s not immune to human saliva, in fact, it makes him extremely sick. He may have initiated the kiss, but I have a feeling he’ll be thinking twice before leaning in for another
Sadly, duo groups are not as prevalent in K-Pop, but they are growing with the help of sub-units and popular collaborations. People love these duos because they can focus on just two people who work admirably well together in their partnership. While showing off an intimate relationship almost like a couple or a pair of best friends, these duos use both members" unique traits and skills to an advantage.
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Which duos are especially eye-catching with their amazing chemistry and teamwork?
GD & T.O.P
Obviously, it would have been difficult for G-Dragon to pick just one fellow Big Bang member for the first duo, but he eventually went with T
2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren"t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.
This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!
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Dramas that deal with the supernatural
We think it"s fairly safe to say that 2012 was pretty saturated with time traveling, particularly between the modern era and something more like the Chosun Dynasty
American writer Kate DiCamillo’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” recently sold over 30,000 copies.
The book was first published in 2009, and was quickly forgotten without receiving much interest. However, it’s as if the book has sprouted wings; it’s selling like crazy. This is because of its appearance in the currently very hot SBS drama, “Man From the Stars.”
In the drama, which is about the fateful love story of 400-year-old alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) and top star Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), Do Min Joon is often seen reading books, and they have become more than just simple props.
The lines from the book fantastically fall in line with the innocent heart of Do Min Joon, and give his story another level of wholeness, as well as an additional element of foreshadowing in the drama
With the wide variety of genres in Korean drama, it seems as if the main ingredient to success is adding a touch of mystery. Recently, the similarities between beloved Korean dramas seem to be that mystery probes the minds of drama viewers.
SBS‘ “Man from the Star” is gaining immense popularity not only because of the star studded cast, but also because of the fun in untangling the mysteries surrounding the characters. As the drama follows Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun), an alien who crash landed on Earth 400 years ago, the mysteries surrounding the identity of Chan Song (Jeon Ji Hyun), the death of actress Han Yoo Ra (Yoo In Young), and the relevance with sociopath Lee Jae Kyung (Shin Sung Rok) is thrilling and addicting
Actor Jo Dong-hyeok is starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth" and he attended the press conference held in Seoul on the 9th. Director Kim Jeong-gyoo, Kim Hyun-joong, Lim Soo-hyang, Jin Se-yeon, Jo Dong-hyeok, Kim Seong-oh, Kim Jae-wook, Yoon Hyeon-min and Jo Dal-hwan were there.
Jo Dong-hyeok said, "I use a sword throughout the drama. I don't about myself getting hurt but I am careful to not let my opponent get hurt while I fling this thing".
Jo Dong-hyeok takes on the role of Sin Ichi, the action head of Denkai's (Kim Kap-soo) greatest Japanese Yakuza. He is the protector of Denkai's grand-daughter and heiress Gaya (Lim Soo-hyang) and also adores her. He also knows the secret to her mother Ryoko's death.
Jo Dong-hyeok said, "Sin Ichi is the character who knows the various secrets of this organization
Actor Yoo Ah In was chosen to represent Korea for Burberry Collection.
On January 8, fashion show “Burberry 2014 A/W mens London collection” took place in London. Last year, Burberry picked the designer brand of the year. Also for fall 2014, the label takes a concept of “painterly journey.”
The show expressed the painters’ passions with various picturesque prints/materials basis. Korean actor Yoo Ah In, English actor Jamie Campbell Bower, English rapper Tinie Tempah and many other celebrities from all over the world attended.
Yoo Ah In dressed in stylish suits matching with casual shirts. He put a non stop lovely smile on his face, enjoying the show very much.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that Yoo Ah In will be paired up with Kim Hee Ae for the upcoming JTBC drama, “Secret Love Affair
Rising K-pop boy group EXO member D.O. will soon to start filming his first-ever big screen feature.
D.O.’s debut film “Cart” (tentative title) has finalized its casting boat and is set to crank in this Saturday, aiming at open this year, the movie’s producing firm Myung Fillm said on Thursday.