Tales Of Gisaeng New Gisaeng Story Episode 15
Name: 전성환 / Jun Sung Hwan (Jeon Seong Hwan)
Birthplace: South Korea
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010) cameo
Two Wives (SBS, 2009)
A Man’s Story (KBS2, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Someday (OCN, 2006)
Name: 소이현 / So Yi Hyun (So Yi Hyeon)
Real name: 조우정 / Jo Woo Jung (Cho Woo Jeong)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthplace: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Education: Suwon University (Acting major)
Talent Agency: KEYEAST
Happy Ending (jTBC, 2012)
Glowing She (KBS Drama, 2012)
You’ve Fallen for Me (MBC, 2011)
Gloria (MBC, 2010)
Assorted Gems (MBC, 2009)
Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
Aeja’s Older Sister, Minja (SBS, 2008)
Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic (MBC, 2008)
Hyena (TvN, 2006)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)
Resurrection (KBS2, 2005)
MBC Best Theater Ep.569 우리가 쏜 화살은 어디로 갔을까 (MBC, 2004-02-20)
Music Bank (KBS2, 2004) as MC
April Kiss (KBS2, 2004)
Punch (SBS, 2003)
Fairy and Swindler (SBS, 2003)
Yellow Handkerchief (KBS1, 2003)
Name: 민준현 / Min Joon Hyun
Star sign: Leo
Syndrome (jTBC, 2012)
Miss Ripley (MBC, 2011)
Miss Ajumma (SBS, 2011)
While You Were Sleeping (SBS, 2011)
Lie to Me (SBS, 2011)
Royal Family (MBC, 2011)
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
My Princess (MBC, 2011)
Chosun Police 3 (MBC DramaNet, 2010)
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS, 2010)
Gloria (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
Daring Women (SBS, 2010)
Jejoongwon (SBS, 2010)
City Hall (SBS, 2009)
Shining Inheritance (SBS, 2009)
The Tale of Janghwa and Hongryeon (KBS2, 2009)
A Man’s Story (KBS2, 2009)
Queen of Housewives (MBC, 2009)
Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun (MBC, 2009)
Cain and Abel (SBS, 2009)
The Road Home (KBS1, 2009)
Star’s Lover (SBS, 2008)
White Lies (MBC, 2008)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
I Love You, Don’t Cry (MBC, 2008)
Temptation of Wife (SBS, 2008)
Wife and Woman (KBS2, 2008)
Family’s Honor (SBS, 2008)
That Person Is Coming (MBC, 2008)
The Painter of the Wind (SBS, 2008)
The Kingdom of The Winds (KBS2, 2008)
My Life’s Golden Age (MBC, 2008)
Big Sister (KBS1, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Chosun Police (MBC DramaNet, 2007)
Hometown over the Hill (KBS1, 2007)
Starts from K leaning in to kiss D and batting his eyes at her. thenhe pulls away. K: Why aren’t you avoiding it- you were going to justmake contact. (Meaning kiss him) he says -look at this ajumma. no matterhow much you crave this body there is an innocent 18 yr old inside thisbody. if you bump into this, there will be trouble. Isnt this forbiddenfor an adult. She says so this is what it feels like – when YJ cameclose to me- it would have felt like this. so he asks : what is this?did you really not go there? no way. (he motions with his hands meaning –did you never kiss YJ) She says I did go there, but I didnt get to seeit. during that important moment I was asleep
Name: 윤지은 / Yoon Ji Eun
Star sign: Gemini
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
Can Anyone Love (SBS, 2009)
Seoul Warrior Story (MBC DramaNet, 2008)
Broken Heel (2009)
Let the Blue River Run (2008)
The new set of released stills give us more insight to the behind the scenes for The Heirs. I picked Kim Ji Won as the featured image because it is so rare to see her smiling on-screen so it is precious to see a smiling Rachel Yoo
Undeniably, The Heirs has received lots of attention since April 2013 when the rating queen Kim Eun Sook announced that she is producing a new drama and casted Lee Min Ho as her lead male character. Regardless what fans or netizens think, Lee Min Ho is buzzing hot internationally and is the hot item that would sell around the world. Through the help of promoting The Heirs with Lee Min Ho’s name and we add more actors and actresses that are just as buzzingly famous such as Park Shin Hye and rising actor Kim Woo Bin, how can this show not capture viewers’ attention?
The Fairy and the Woodcutter is one of the most popular of all Korean folktales. Almost all children in Korea grow up reading a version of this love story. The story has three well-known versions that differ mainly in plot length. The following is a synopsis of the full version of the folktale.
There once was a poor woodcutter who lived with his mother. One day, he helped a wounded deer escape from hunters. As a show of gratitude, the deer informed the woodcutter of a nearby pond where fairies came down from the heavens to bathe every month. The deer pointed out that the woodcutter would be able to marry one of the fairies by hiding the fairy”s winged clothing-her only means of flight. He could then come to the rescue of the stranded fairy. The only proviso: everything was to be kept secret from his wife until they had at least three children. With these instructions, the woodcutter was successful in taking a fairy as his wife, and they had two children together. Content and happy, the woodcutter now felt comfortable enough to prematurely come clean. He showed his wife the winged clothing. Upon seeing her wings again, the wife could not help but feel a pang of yearning for home. She decides to return to the heavens, taking the children with her.
RECAP: FIFTH RECORD
Min-joon saves Song-yi from falling overboard, and as he puts her to bed, she pulls him down to her to give him a kiss. She murmurs, “You’ve gone crazy,” but it’s more to herself than to him, believing herself to be dreaming him up. She hushes him from speaking and sighs, “Yeah, I was too lonely all this time and it’s been hard on my body. I’m even dreaming up sexy dreams now. It’s time I married. Hormones are honest.”
Drifting off to sleep, Song-yi curls into Min-joon’s coat for warmth—the one he’s wearing, which pulls him even closer to her. Looking completely out of his element (well, even more than he is, for being an alien and all), Min-joon carefully extricates himself.
Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of Shirokuma Cafe, also called Polar Bear’s Cafe in good olde English. It’s one of those daily life snapshot shows, one that doesn’t have some sort of complex or deep overarching story plot. Instead it tells the tale of a town where talking animals and people live together in relative harmony.
I bring this up because the show has given me two interesting thoughts to dwell on.
That AOA sort of reminds me of the seven Penguin sisters in the anime (Maybe it’s because of AOA’s miniskirt album photo?). There is quite a lack of “Feel Good” content in the K-Pop music world.
Obviously can’t discuss both items so lets pick the most important one to ramble on this week.
Described as the son of the heavens, Jumong was the founding king of Goguryeo, which eventually became the largest dynasty in Korean history. Also known as the Holy King of the East, mythological tales of his origins mostly follow the same basic story. The most widely recognized source of these tales is an ancient stone engraving created by Jumong“s descendents called the Stele of Gwanggaeto the Great. An homage to Goguryeo history, the stone states”,Goguryeo”s founder is Jumong, son of the heavens, whose mother was the daughter of the Water God Habaek”.
New York-based content provider DramaFever is celebrating its fifth birthday this year.
Since its launch in 2009, the site has expanded beyond Korean dramas to include drama series, variety shows, kids programming and movies from around the world. The content provider not only continues to show k-dramas but it co-produced one of the most popular recent k-dramas “The Heirs,” starring Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Choi Jin Hyuk and Krystal Jung. It was the first time that an American content site co-produced an original k-drama.
Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres
DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles.
DramaFever began as the North American home for Korean dramas in 2009 – and has since brought this addictive genre to U.S. Millennials of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The network has grown from 2.5 million unique monthly viewers in 2012 to 10 million in 2013 and more than 20 million today.
Popular DramaFever series including “Good Doctor” and “Answer to 1997” (recently licensed for U.S. remakes by CBS and FOX, respectively); co-produced mega hits like “The Heirs”; and cultural phenomena like “Boys over Flowers” have helped DramaFever double its audience over the past year. DramaFever”s audience is comprised of mostly young women, and is ethnically diverse (40 percent Caucasian, 30 percent Latino, 15 percent Black and 15 percent Asian). Additionally, it averages nearly 54 hours viewed (more than 3,200 minutes) per month, a number approximately five times Netflix (664 minutes) and 14 times Hulu (224 minutes) [Infographic].
Since its launch five years ago, DramaFever has expanded beyond Korean dramas to include 15,000 episodes from 70 content partners in 15 countries. Fans can now come to DramaFever to find not only the best K-dramas, but also drama series, variety shows, kids programming and movies from around the world – as they aired in their native countries and subtitled in English and other languages in order to make this great content accessible to the masses.
Exclusive this Fall to DramaFever:
“Blade Man” (now available) – Joo Hong-Bin (Lee Dong-wook) is a tortured video game executive, living in an extraordinary world where humans possess super-strength and weather controlling powers. In this series, anything can happen…even a romance between a tortured soul like Joo Hong-Bin and a game developer with a heart of gold, Son Se-Dong (Sin Se-kyeong).
“After School: Lucky or Not” (September 20) – The hit Japanese import returns for a second season of teenage mischief and suspense. The series follows a timid high school student who discovered the “Lucky or Not Club” where each day, the club members draw a random slip of paper that contains an extraordinary mission for the group to complete.
“Greatest Marriage” (September 27) – Series follows the ups and downs of four tales of love and marriage all centering around a single mother. Stars Bae Soo-bin, Park Si-yeon and Noh Min-woo-I.
“Servants” (November 17) – What if “Sex and the City” was set hundreds of years ago? A love and survival story about three women living during Korea”s Chosun Dynasty, the life of a beautiful and popular socialite quickly changed when her father is framed as a traitor and she is forced to become a servant. While working in a royal family”s home, she befriends her former servant girl and gets involved in a love triangle with the city”s most famous female entertainer.
Also Coming to DramaFever this Fall:
“My Lovely Girl” (now available) – International superstar, Rain stars as Hyun-Wook, the president of an entertainment company, who loses his girlfriend in a tragic accident. Love works in complicated ways as disaster leads Hyun-Wook to meet his deceased girlfriend”s younger sister.
“Secret Door” (September 22) – Period drama following the conflict between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-Kyu) and Crown Prince Sado (Lee Je-hoon) as they argue over how to rule their subjects.
“Boarding House 24” (September 23) – Big names from K-pop including ZE:A – Children of Empire“s Dong Jun, Jewelry”s Semi, VIXX”s Ken, and Rainbow”s Hyunyoung are set star in this new series about six men and woman living together in a boarding house.
“Modern Farmer” (October 18) – A rock band decides that they need to get out of the city and move to the countryside. Without the distraction of the bright lights, the members of “Excellent Souls” are able find themselves, their dreams and maybe even love.
“Birth of a Beauty” (November 9) – Life changes for a woman who is transformed after she loses a drastic amount of weight.
“Pinocchio” (November 13) – Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye), a 20-something reporter cannot tell a lie….without suffering from a terrible case of hiccups. In this fun spin on the Pinnochio fairy tale, Choi has the perfect condition for a journalist searching for the truth.
Daejoyeong of the Balhae Kingdom Special Stamps issued in 2011 (Image courtesy of the Korea Post)
Descendants of Goguryeo
Once referred to as the, “Prosperous Nation of the East”, or, “海東盛國”, alongside Unified Silla, Balhae launched 230 years of existence with the North South States Period on the Korean Peninsula and across mainland Northeast Asia.
Its founder, Dae Jo Yeong, rallied the descendants of Goguryeo and the Malgal tribes, to construct the nation of Balhae on Dongmosan Mountain in 698. Upon hearing the name Balhae, the hearts of many Koreans flutter with visions of the vast land it ruled. As a large empire, its territories included much of modern day Manchuria, Northeast China, Primorsky Krai in Russia and most of what is now North Korea. It fell to the Georan, or the Khitan, in 926.
Korean Drama “Pinocchio” Episode 3 Recap by joonni
The sun is streaming into Dal Po’s room, who is still sleeping. A woman’s voice calls him, calling him Ha Myung and telling him to get up and come eat. Dal Po first whines for a few minutes more of sleep but then jumps up in his bed- “Mom?” He rushes out and he can’t believe his eyes. It’s his mom and dad in the kitchen- his dad telling tales of his latest heroic deed and his mom listening faithfully. His brother in the house, too, putting on his suit. His face is hidden to Dal Po, however, just at an angle away from a full facial view.
Pansori singer Min Eun-kyung is one of three performers cast as Chunhyang, the lead female character in “Different Chunhyang”. Provided by the National Changgeuk Company
There are so many performances based on “Chunhyang”, one of the best-known Korean folk tales, that audiences are beginning to grow tired of it. Nevertheless, when Kim Seong-nyeo, the artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, asked Romanian-born U.S. director Andrei Serban to recreate “Heungbuga”, one of Korea”s five surviving pansori (traditional narrative singing) tales, Serban picked “Chunhyangga” instead, insisting that he could create an alternative version. The upcoming performance by the National Changgeuk Company is titled “Different Chunghyang” as a result. When Kim took the position as artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company in 2012, one of her pledges was to revive the five surviving pansori tales of Korea – “Chunghyangga”, “Heungbuga”, “Simcheongga”, “Jeokbyeokga” and “Sugungga” – from the perspective of the “world masters” in an effort to take changgeuk, or the traditional Korean opera performed with pansori, to the international stage.
5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 2014 Written by Johnelle On January 16, 2015
It feels not so long ago that I put together my picks for the best 5 Things of 2013 so it’s hard to believe that 2014 is over and that we are well on our way into 2015. 2014 was a tumultuous year with joy and sorrow, good and bad, love and hate. The following are the Things I LOVED the most about 2014 in the K-popiverse.
5. Surviving the K-popcalypse
We should’ve known that 2014 was going to be a rocky year for K-pop when on the first day of the year Lee Seung-gi and SNSD‘s Yoona were revealed to be dating. It was a rough year for Korea’s premiere girl group as soon after Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung-ho, Tiffany and 2PM‘s Nichkhun and leader Taeyeon and Exo‘s Baek-hyun were all also revealed to be dating. Hyoyeon was charged with assault by her ex-boyfriend, and then the unthinkable–Jessica was booted from Girls Generation.
Pop Quiz: Can you name the K-dramas based on the webtoons featured above in the image? Answers will be revealed below!
While certainly not revolutionary for K-dramas to pull inspiration from popular outside sources, historical events, or mythological tales, the last few years have seen many a webtoon-turned-drama, and with the mega-hit “Misaeng,” we can expect this trend to continue in 2015. Webtoons themselves are widely popular for being convenient and easily accessible on mobile devices through several portals like Naver or Daum, and many people will read through webtoons on their commutes, in between classes as a break, and even use them to study the Korean language.
(Photo : KBS )
On February 16, KBS premiered the medical vampire drama “Blood.” The program opens with Ahn Jae Hyun visiting the ruins of a burial ground while serving as a military doctor. The rookie actor portrays Park Ji Sang, a vampire who attempts to heal humans who are medically fragile rather than consume them.
As the first episode progresses, Ji Sang is mistaken for a criminal, as he attempts to heal a child who has been wounded. “Blood” attempts to portray the contrast between the fragility of humanity and the immortality of vampires from this early scene. As he attempts to evade soldiers, he does not intentionally harm anyone, but only appears to defend himself.
(Photo : Blood)
On February 28, the producers of “Blood” addressed recent concerns surrounding the quality of acting delivered by Gu Hye Sun. The actress has faced harsh criticism from netizens for her performance as Yoo Ri Ta, a blood specialist, at a hospital dedicated to cancer treatment. Critics have focused on the mannerisms Gu has used in her portrayal of Ri Ta and her off-kilter annunciation of words which resembles an American attempting to deliver an affected British accent.
Taking their cues from everything from Hollywood blockbusters to 17th-century poetry, K-pop acts have reinterpreted a large range of novels, films and TV shows through the years. Join us on a run-down of K-pop’s 12 most imaginative fiction adaptations so far.
Lizzy- “Not an Easy Girl”
Influenced by “Chunhyangjeon”
Perhaps one of Korea’s best-known folk tales, historians say that the story of Chunhyang, the heroine of “Chunhyangjeon,” may date back as far as the 17th century, although its exact origins are a source of dispute.