You know what that means. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears... Well.... if we had a significant other, maybe. Thankfully for the rest of us who happen to be single, we can overdose on ice cream and chocolate by our lonely selves and live vicariously through drama couples. For this Valentine"s Day, we decided to look at some of the drama couples with relationships that we dreamed of having (SPOILERS BELOW)!
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The Couple with the Worst Timing
Sung Shi Won (A Pink"s Eunji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) of "Reply 1997" by contagion
I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I had watched, there was one that I was obsessed with that I already wrote about last week and one that I still don"t know how I managed to finish. For this week, I will finally unveil (I know the week-long wait must have been torture) which drama I was most disappointed with in 2013. Keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the worst drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).
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MOST DISAPPOINTING K-DRAMA
There was a lot of hype for this drama and honestly... I think the only reason I managed to finish SBS"s "Heirs" was because of the eye candy
Here we go with first stills of tvN’s new romance drama Emergency Couple, taken from its recent teaser shoots. The drama stars Choi Jin-hyuk (Heirs, Gu Family Book) and Song Ji-hyo (Mandate of Heaven) as ex-spouses who reconnect on the job—as doctors in the same emergency room. (Let’s just hope all the romancing happens around the doctoring, because I’d at least like to preserve my illusions that when I go in for medical care, that’s what my doctors are thinking about.)
We’ll have to go on faith that these two will make a cute couple, but as they’re both actors with a lot of personal charm, I’m remaining hopeful. (Fine, I’m always hopeful. I know this. Sometimes this is a cause of more grief than comfort, but what can I say, I always want things to be good
On December 17, Park Shin Hye attended a press conference for “The Heirs” and talked about how she felt about the drama after it aired its final episode.
When asked who she would pick between Kim Tan and Choi Young Do in real life, she replied, “If you told me I had to pick one between the two? That would be difficult. Wouldn’t you have to think about your future in-laws and stuff related to that? Young Do’s father is scary, but since he won’t ever lay a hand on a woman, I suppose he might be better than the rest. I guess I personally would prefer someone who listens to me, but I still think I would choose Tan.”
When asked to pick between Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin in real life, she joked, “It would be perfect if you could combine half of the qualities from each of them into one guy
Wednesday and Thursday nights will be a battle field for dramas. Actor Lee Sun Kyun commented about his drama, “Miss Korea,” battling it out with Kim Soo Hyun‘s “Man from the Stars.”
On December 16, MBC’s “Miss Korea” held a press conference before the drama’s first broadcast. In regards to the drama’s timeslot, Lee Sun Kyun expressed, “It would be a lie if I said that I didn’t care about the other drama. It has distinguished actors, it’s on the same day, and it’s on the same time, so I am worried. Honestly. Our drama has its own merit. I believe our drama is up for the competition. Our actors have really good chemistry, and combined with our team work, we will excel.”
Furthermore, SBS’ “Man from the Stars” will continue after the high ratings of the previous drama, “The Heirs
With all the husband hullaballoo, sometimes the secondary characters feel a bit too secondary, but then they’ll step to the fore with something really sweet. It’s easy to get caught up in the Oppa-Chilbongie wars (omg you guys are killing me with them), but this drama has a lot more to offer than fanwars and shipping, which is actually why I think it’s doing itself a disservice to be so coy with the “Who is he?” gimmick. Because when the show is all about the small, revealing character moments, it’s totally got my heart.
EPISODE 15: “The people who changed me, Part 2″
It’s January 1996, and Na-jung is caught in a fierce tug-of-war with Garbage in the front yard… because she’s trying to sneak him into her room at night and he’s resisting
Actor Lee Min Ho, who recently wrapped up filming of his hit SBS drama “The Heirs,” left a message and video on his official Facebook account, saying goodbye to the drama and his character, Kim Tan, and cheering on his fans.
Lee Min Ho wrote, “I was happy the past four months as Kim Tan. I hope that everyone also gains courage from ‘The Heirs’- forward!” “Forward” was one the phrases that Kim Tan liked to say to Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) when he was asking her to have courage.
The actor also revealed a behind the scenes video of the last day of shooting of “The Heirs,” which shows Lee Min Ho saying goodbye and thanking the staff of the drama. Though it was a blustery and snowy day in Seoul, the bright smiles of Lee Min Ho and the staff could not be kept down.
In the video at around the 0:13 mark, Lee Min Ho is asked what Kim Tan is to him
“The Heirs” Recap has been written by Soompi Forum moderator laquetahodge for us on a weekly basis. She has her own blog called K-Drama Central with a lot of useful information and advice on what to watch, in case your drama plate isn’t full enough! -soomp
Well the time has come, “The Heirs” has finished. If you want to cry, we’ll have a moment of silence for those going through early withdrawal symptoms. We didn’t get a terrible ending, not everyone got a happy ending, but it wasn’t too open that left me guessing. I don’t like being left guessing after an ending, it feels so unsatisfying. So what were some major moments and some of my favorite scenes from the final week? Let’s find out.
Won and Hyun Joo Break Up
Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming, we had all the signs in what little screen time our Tan/Eun Sang mirrored couple had
Korean Drama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 20 Recap by joonniTan and Young Do stand apart, but together, looking out into the city. YD finally breaks the silence: “It’s cold.” He’s describing the weather, but it is also how he feels. Tan adds, “It’s cold…and dark.” Silence falls between them again as they each try to fight off the cold and dark feeling hovering over them because of their fathers.At a cafe, Tan discusses his situation with a woman, who we learn is a lawyer. Tan doesn’t trust the lawyers at Jeguk anymore, and he wants this new lawyer’s help transferring legal proxy rights to Won from JS for his stocks.Yoon and Won are busy preparing for battle against JS too. Yoon reports to Won which person has how many percentage of stocks. Won notes that because the margin between the percentage held by JS and her people are close to the percentage held by Won and Tan and their people, it’s going to a battle to try to get the rest of the stockholders to side with them
Kdrama the heirs episode 19 Live Recap by joonni http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xKsMkRKFDM&feature=player_embedded "the heirs" episode 19 CharacterKim Tan Kim TanCha Eun Sang Cha Eun SangChoi Young Do Choi Young DoKim Won Kim Won, Kim Tan’s half-brother, President of Jeguk GroupLee Bo Na Lee Bo NaYoo Ra Hael Yoo Ra Hael (Rachael Yoo)Yoon Chan Young Yoon Chan YoungLee Hyo Shin Lee Hyo ShinJo Myung Soo Jo Myung SooKang Ye Seul Kang Ye SolJun Hyun Joo Jun Hyun JooHan Ki AeHan Ki Ae -Kim Tan’s birth momKim Nam Yoon Kim Nam Yoon- Kim Tan and Kim Won’s father, Jeguk Group CEOPark Hee Nam Park Hee Nam- Cha Eun Sang’s momYoon Jae Ho Yoon Jae Ho- Yoon Chan Young’s dad, Chief Secretary in Jeguk GroupJung Ji Sook Jung Ji Sook- Kim Nam Yoon’s second wife, birth mom to neither Tan or Won
Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) asks Cha Eun Sang’s mother (Kim Mi Kyung) her permission to officially date Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye), but she doesn’t approve. Meanwhile, Zeus Hotel receives a search warrant and President Lee (Jung Ji Sook) says to side with her and persuades the board to side with her..
Kim Tan: I want to officially date Cha Eun Sang. Park Hee Nam: I can’t approve of you two dating. Han Ki Ae: He’s good-looking, tall, nice, and gives his all for Cha Eun Sang. My son is precious. Why do you not like him? Cha Eun Sang: Kim Tan! Did you get last place again?! You said that you’ll be behind me no matter what! Kim Tan: You go ahead
Korean Drama "The Heirs" Episode 19 Video PreviewKorean Drama "The Heirs" Episode 19 RecapKim Tan: I would like to formally date Eun Sang.Eun Sang’s mom: I can’t give my consent to you two.Ki Ae: He’s handsome, tall, good, and risks his life on all things regarding Eun Sang. My son is more dear, but why are you saying no?Eun Sang: Kim Tan! You placed last again?Eun Sang to running Kim Tan: You said you would always be behind me!Kim Tan: Go in front of me.Rachel: Is your dad’s company okay?Young Do: What are you guys doing?!Young Do’s dad: Choi Young Do, get out!Ji Sook: The war can be restarted by the person who can win
The Heirs Episode 19 Synopsis and preview YD yells at Tan, “If you miss her, then go see her.” Tan replies he isn’t going anymore. “You can have her.” YD grabs Tan by the collar and pulls him up. He demands, “What did you say? Do you want to die? Do you have the right to break down?” Tan says, ”No, he doesn’t.” Looking at Young Do tearfully, Tan says, “I can’t do it, Young do.” Angry, YD throws Tan down and walks away. Tan struggles to get up, but he can’t.Won notifies his dad of Yoon’s new position. Dad scoffs that Yoon is only capable of reaching that high. Won and Dad go back and forth through the story of Guan Yu from the Three Kingdoms. Dad tells Won he can go now, but Won says he didn’t come to see dad
The crowd currently set on stoning Shin-young to death are suddenly startled by the sound of a gun—Japanese police officers have shown up to break up what they deem as an illegal protest.
Sung-won tries to rally the people to hold their ground, but another shot fired into the crowd scatters them. Meanwhile San, unconscious from having protected Shin-young, is helped up by Chi-ho and Sung-won. The latter rejects the former’s offer to take San to the hospital, claiming that the only way Chi-ho can help is to pretend like he never saw them.
While Sung-won patches San up, he also chastises him for taking such a big risk in helping Shin-young
Chairman Kim shows ES two airplane tickets. One ticket is for her to leave Tan right now and go where ever she wants. The other ticket will give her 2 weeks to see Tan as much as she wants. But at the end of the 2 weeks, Dad will send her where he wants. And it definitely won’t be anywhere in Korea. It will definitely be different from the U.S. and France. She can pick which ever ticket, but only one ticket will let her go up the stairs to Tan’s room.
While grocery shopping, ES’s mom is getting text messages from people she borrowed money from, thanking her for paying them back.
Back at the house, ES’s mom asks KA, “Did you give me the severance pay already?” This surprises KA- she doesn’t want ES’s mom to quit yet. She interviewed a few people today, but no one was good enough
Kdrama Recap: The Heirs Episode 15 Recap At BN and CY’s party. Tan cups ES’s face in his hands and softly kisses her on her forehead.R is outside, angrily trying to take off the corsage on her wrist. YD approaches her and roughly takes it off for her. He’s mad that R called ES to the party as a catering service. He says he will let this one pass since ES revealed her secret with her own mouth, but he warn R that this is the last time. R asks if ES knows how zealous YD is with anything concerning ES, and he replies of course not- it would be embarrassing. He is about to go back in, but MS being the good friend rushes out, trying to distract YD. Unfortunately, other students come out gossiping about the kiss, and YD and R both end up finding out anyway. YD leaves.R is about to go back into the party, and runs into HS
Tan has arrived just outside the broadcast room. Through the door window, he can see YD, and he realizes that ES is in there too. He tries to get it, but YD locks the door. Tan kicks the door furiously, yelling at YD to open the door before he kills him.Inside, ES asks YD to open the door. YD replies, “When I said I would torture all those around you, it included Kim Tan. And me.”Tan finally kicks the door open, and telling ES to get out, punches YD. I noticed here that YD has pushed ES behind him so she doesn’t get hurt, knowing Tan is going to beat him up. Tan picks up a chair to hit Young Do, but ES desperately grabs Tan’s waist to stop him. “Don’t do this.” Meanwhile, YD never fights back, steps back, or drops his gaze from ES.Tan throws the chair down and pushes ES outside. “Don’t come in.” Tan grabs YD’s collar and seethes, “I warned you not to bother ES
Kdrama "The Heirs" Episode 13 Recap and Screenshot ES goes outside to throw out garbage. She sees Tan standing in front of the café with a dazed look and tears brimming in his eyes. She looks at him silently, feeling what he feels, as he struggles to breathe with the tears rising in his throat and his chest squeezing in pain. ES starts to cry, and tears fall on both ES and Tan’s cheeks, mirroring each other.Eun Sang walks over to Tan and asks if he is okay. Tan doesn’t answer. She tearfully asks what happened. Tan reminds her of the time she said in the US she would hold his hand and run with him if it got dangerous for him. “Does that still apply here?” Eun Sang shakes her head, still crying. Tan looks devastated: “I see.”Suddenly, ES rushes closer and wraps her arms around his neck and embraces him tight, standing on her toes