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‘Full Sun’ sees a surprising increase in viewer ratings but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

By in News posted Oct March 19th, 2014 No comments
Nothing can stop "Empress Qi"s reign over the Mon-Tues drama time slot as it"s maintained its #1 spot in viewer ratings this week!

SEE ALSO: "Empress Qi" nears the 30% viewer rating mark but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 18th episode of MBC"s "Empress Qi" achieved a 26.5% viewer rating which is a 1.2% decrease from its previous viewer rating of 27.7%, keeping things exciting with the help of Lim Joo Eun"s (from "Heirs") entrance and staying close to reaching the 30% viewer rating mark.

SBS" "God"s Gift - 14 Days" dropped 0.3% from a 9.7% to 9.4% viewer rating while KBS 2TV"s "Full Sun" rose 0.5% from a 3.0% to 3.5% viewer rating, slowly rising from its slump

Park Shin Hye Is a Morning Angel for Latest Episode of “1Night, 2 Days”

By in News posted Oct February 28th, 2014 No comments

Actress Park Shin Hye will is the next “morning angel” for “1 Night 2 Days!”

On February 28, Park Shin Hye’s agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment announced, “Park Shin Hye just finished filming a fun episode of KBS 2TV’s ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do.”

The morning after the cast had spent the night, Park Shin Hye utilized a unique wake-up strategy and then spent the rest of the day participating in fun activities with the cast members. It has been reported that the members enthusiastically cheered when they discovered that their morning angel was none other than sweet and lovable actress, Park Shin Hye.

The episode featuring Park Shin Hye on ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ will air on March 2.

Actress Park Shin Hye has garnered love from the public for her roles in various dramas and movies such as “The Heirs,” “Flower Boys Next Door,” “You’ve Fallen for Me,” and “Miracle in Cell No

Which SM ‘Coupling’ Are You in Love With?

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we definitely still have love on the mind.

Coincidentally, SM artists have been coupling up for one reason or another, but we want to know which matchup is your favorite.

Remember this is all for fun, so read on, and don’t forget to vote!

Kyuhyun and Seohyun

After dominating the K-Pop scene with their respective idol groups, Super Junior’s maknae and SNSD’s maknae met on the musical stage for The Moon That Embraces the Sun.

The curtain may have fallen on this stage couple, but Kyuhyun and Seohyun’s awkward kiss scene will forever be etched in our minds.

Jonghyun and Taeyeon

SM Entertainment mobilized its top vocalists for SM The Ballad’s second album, which features a duet by Jonghyun and Taeyeon, Breath, just in time for the winter season

The drama I found most disappointing in 2013

By in News posted Oct January 26th, 2014 No comments

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).

SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] My Favorite Drama of 2013


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

Romance, Comedy, Sadness & Thrills- “Man from the Stars” Has It All

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

Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.

10 Signs Min Joon Has Fallen for Song Yi

There’s no way around it- Min Joon is falling hard for our heroine. Having Song Yi stranded in his apartment overnight certainly didn’t hurt their budding relationship and with each interaction and flashback, we see Min Joon’s feelings develop more and more

“You who came from the stars”: Episode 5 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 1st, 2014 No comments
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. As soon as he exits, he overhears scary hyung Jae-kyung confirming with his secretary that “it” has been completed, without witnesses, and that if not for somebody being greedy, he wouldn’t have had to do this

‘The Heirs’ Lee Min Ho Says Kim Woo Bin is a Mature Friend

By in News posted Oct January 1st, 2014 No comments

Lee Min Ho talked about acting alongside Kim Woo Bin in The Heirs.

After starring as an 18-year-old high schooler who throws out everything for love, Lee Min Ho talked about Kim Woo Bin, who acted as his rival and a friend throughout the drama.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Lee Min Ho said “I was in America to film the first four episodes and came back to Korea to film the fifth episode, and that’s when I met Kim Woo Bin for the first time.”

“The first time I acted with Kim Woo Bin, I could feel the energy out of him,” continued the actor. “I felt sure that the drama would involve an intense love triangle, if it was going to involve an actor like him. And I guessed right.”

As the popularity of the drama increased, many fans started dividing into fans of Lee Min Ho versus fans of Kim Woo Bin, with the press also focusing its attention on the two male actors in the drama

2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards – Ending The Year With A Bang

By in News posted Oct December 31st, 2013 No comments

The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and I’m pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far we’ve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, I’m going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After that’s done, we’re happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, that’s for sure

Singers Come Together to Create Miracles at SBS Gayo Awards

By in News posted Oct December 30th, 2013 No comments

Sunday night was a miraculous night with 125 singers gathering on one stage together at the 2013 SBS Gayo Awards.

The music ceremony brought all the popular singers who have promoted in 2013 from Big Bang’s G-Dragon to Lee Seung Chul.

Not only did these artists put on spectacular collaborations and performances, they also gathered for 2013 Gayo Awards Friendship Project, revealing the results through a music video and a stage performance, which concluded the four-hour program.

The music ceremony included a hilarious three episode drama, spoofing The Heirs and Master’s Sun with cheesy yet funny acting from the idols.

Meanwhile, the 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards took place at the same time

Kim Woo Bin Grew Up With Lots of Love From His Family Unlike Choi Young Do

By in News posted Oct December 21st, 2013 No comments

Although his character from The Heirs grew up with no love, Kim Woo Bin said that is not the case for him.

On December 18, Vogue Girl magazine released photos of Kim Woo Bin, who posed quite comfortably as he shot out charisma with his simple glances.

It’s said that it was on the photo shoot of this magazine that he watched the last episode of The Heirs, making the interview focus a little on his character, Choi Young Do.

“Unlike Choi Young Do in The Heirs, I was raised with a lot of love from my parents,” said Kim Woo Bin. “We even have a family Kakaotalk chat room. And I’m really close with my little sister who is three years younger than I am.”

Now that the drama was over, he was asked what kind of things he wants to try these days

“Man from the Stars” Hits the Right Notes in Episodes 1 & 2

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

The new SBS drama “Man from the Stars” kicked off on December 18 taking over the Wednesday/Thursday time slot from Heirs. I will be covering this fantasy rom-com for Soompi on a weekly basis. Please be sure to check in and share your thoughts about this drama!


When Do Min Joon landed on Earth 400 years ago, he didn’t realize how much he would dislike living there. He doesn’t age, making it very hard to build relationships with other people, and his super abilities like extra sensitive hearing and the power to stop time don’t seem to do him much good. It’s understandable that over time Min Joon has developed a very cynical outlook towards human life. How will this viewpoint change as he interacts with the loud and opinionated actress Chun Song Yi? As fate would have it, these two already have a deep connection, a connection which spans over 400 years

Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung are Top TV Stars in 2013 Gallup Korea Poll

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

Gallup Korea interviewed 1702 people of both genders over the age of 13 between November 1 and 18. They asked interviewees to name two actors or actresses who were outstanding in 2013. Gallup Korea released the results of their survey on December 17.

2013’s top two spots were taken by married couple Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung, with 11.0% and 8.1% of votes respectively. Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung have had a great 2013, each starring in well-received dramas and finally getting married after a seven-year romance. They received support across all age groups, but were most popular amongst those in their 30s and 40s.

In first place, Lee Bo Young has had two huge hits this year, with KBS daily drama “My Daughter Seo Young” and SBS drama “I Hear Your Voice

Park Shin Hye Reveals Whether She’d Pick Kim Tan Over Choi Young Do in Real Life

By in News posted Oct December 18th, 2013 No comments

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

“Man from the Stars” Episode 1 Preview

By in News posted Oct December 18th, 2013 No comments
Man from the Stars” is the drama following the highly popular drama “The Heirs.” Lets enjoy another roller coaster ride together, my friends!Reporter 1: The early historical records state that an unfamiliar shape with a reddish light present was reported to the king.Reporter 2: The record states that it could possibly either be a meteorite or a UFO.Chun Song Yi: I’m Chun Song Yi.Do Min Joon: Do I need to know you?Chun Song Yi: How does he not know me? Is he an alien?Do Min Joon: I said this to people who didn’t know who I am.Chun Song Yi: This *smack.Do Min Joon: Not smack, but arrogant.Chun Song Yi: Geez, shut up!Chun Song Yi: Don’t people all do that and live?Do Min Joon: If this wasn’t a dream, I’d like to see you before I leave

Best Wed-Thurs Drama of 2013

By in News posted Oct December 17th, 2013 No comments

The drama world kept our eyes glued to the screen all year round, but it’s time to decide which drama stole the show in 2013.

We’ve divided the year’s dramas into categories by timeslot – Mon/Tues, Wed/Thurs and Fri/Weekend – so be sure to check out each category and, of course, vote!

But choose wisely, because the top drama from each timeslot will advance to the final round, where the drama with the most votes from each category will compete for the title of Mwave′s Drama of the Year.

We have been rolling out polls for the 2013 Mwave Drama Awards all month, so be sure to get your votes in over in our poll section before voting ends!

7th Grade Civil Servant

Joo Won had a busy 2013, and it all started with MBC drama 7th Grade Civil Servant, which ran from January to March this year

“Miss Korea’s” Lee Sun Kyun: “It Would be a Lie if I Said I Didn’t Care About ‘Man from the Stars’”

By in News posted Oct December 16th, 2013 No comments

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

Kim Woo Bin′s Past, Present and Future Best Friends

By in News posted Oct December 15th, 2013 No comments
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Everyone needs a friend to lean on when life gets hard, and luckily for Kim Woo Bin, he has several friends (very handsome friends, if we may add) that he can count on.

Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk is the first person to come to mind when putting the words ‘Kim Woo Bin’ and ‘bromance’ together, since these two really sparked the bromance culture in 2013.

They filmed the KBS drama, School 2013 together, as the on-and-off, on-again best friends, who fought through trials and high school drama together.

Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin became so engrossed in their roles that they eventually made their bromance public.

While Kim Woo Bin might have a prettygirlfriend by his side, fans still vote Kim Woo Bin with Lee Jong Seok as the best couple

Saying Goodbye To ‘The Heirs’ – Episodes 19 and 20

By in News posted Oct December 15th, 2013 No comments

“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

Teasers for upcoming Season 3 of I Need Romance

By in News posted Oct December 14th, 2013 No comments

It’s only a short teaser, but we get a ten-second look at the characters of tvN’s upcoming I Need Romance 3, which looks to carry the same breezy rom-com feel of the first two series. This round has my favorite cast so I’m hoping it’ll stick (I enjoyed what I saw of the other two seasons but didn’t finish either), because how can you resist Sung Joon in a romantic comedy and Kim So-yeon allowed to be that odd combination of sexy, sultry, and goofball that makes her so appealing?

Based on the preview, it looks like the trio of best friends in this round will be played by Kim So-yeon, Yoon Seung-ah (Empire of Gold), and Park Hyo-joo (The Chaser). There are a few other ladies in the cast, but they’re being set up more as rivals than buddies; Wang Ji-won (most recently Won’s fiancée in Heirs) will have a loveline with the other leading man, Namgoong Min

“Beautiful Man” Ratings See Slight Improvement

By in News posted Oct December 14th, 2013 No comments

Beautiful Man” ratings have seen a slight uptick.

According to Nielsen Korea, the episode of KBS 2TV Wednesday-Thursday drama “Beautiful Man” broadcast on December 12 (Episode 8) recorded a nationwide rating of 3.1%. This was a 0.2% improvement from the previous day’s viewership rating of 2.9%.

In Episode 8 of “Beautiful Man,” Dokko Ma Te (Jang Geun Suk) was ordered to get into a scandal with Myo Mi (Park Ji Yoon in a cameo role), a hot celebrity with a lesbian controversy. So began their fake relationship, and an awkward date ensued. Myo Mi finally reveals her hidden secret at the end of the episode.

Meanwhile, both SBS’ “The Heirs” and MBC’s “Medical Top Team” aired their final episodes, recording 25