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Trends that stood out in 2013

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Trends that stood out in 2013

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!

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to recruit non-celebrity “Miss Korea”s for her stage at the “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun”

‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

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 ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

After two years, jTBC’s Shinhwa Broadcast came to an end.
The program began with all six Shinhwa members bringing their own styles of entertainment, delighting fans, who waited for the group to return to the spotlight for four years.

In the course of two years, Shinhwa Broadcast tried out several different formats, from channel surfing to cooking, and finally ending with spotlighting little legends in Korea by season two. The last little legends were about two young brothers who dream of becoming pro boxers even under dire circumstances.

'You Who Came From the Stars' overtakes 'Infinity Challenge' in poll of favorite TV shows

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'You Who Came From the Stars' overtakes 'Infinity Challenge' in poll of favorite TV shows

“You Who Came From the Stars” is the new fan favorite among Korean TV shows!

SEE ALSO: Wed-Thurs dramas return following delays due to the Olympics, but which drama came out on top this week?

According to a Korea Gallup monthly poll titled, “TV programs that Koreans love,” which surveyed 1218 people of ages 19 and above, SBS” “You Who Came From the Stars” took the crown at #1 with 11.5% of the votes.

Lee Hwi Jae donates 100,000,000 KRW in his family's name for the Sewol tragedy

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Lee Hwi Jae donates 100,000,000 KRW in his family's name for the Sewol tragedy

Lee Hwi Jae has donated 100,000,000 KRW (96,000 USD) to the Sewol tragedy.

According to the Community Chest of Korea on the 28th, Lee Hwi Jae called early on the 26th and said, “As a citizen of Korea and as a parent, my heart aches. As a father raising young children, I”m very worried about the 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy who were the only ones rescued from their family.” He asked the organization to use his money to help the children as much as they could.

Back to the Basics: “Dad! Where Are We Going?” Episode 97

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Back to the Basics: “Dad! Where Are We Going?” Episode 97

I don’t think I’ve discussed it in any of my previous highlights of this show, but lately, “Dad! Where Are We Going?” has been branching out and trying new ideas. As fun as some of these ideas have been, I felt it was due time to return to the foundation of this show and have the main cast of child and father go on a trip to a small town in some obscure part of Korea again. This week, we finally return to the basics.

We are back to the main cast: Kim Sung Joo, Kim Min Yool, Ryu Jin, Lim Chang Jung, Jung Woong In, Jung Se Yoon, Yoon Min Soo, Yoon Hoo, Ahn Jung Hwan, and Ahn Ri Hwan. Sung Bin and her brother Sung Joon have gone to cameo with their father Sung Dong Il in a movie based on the Chinese remake of “Dad! Where Are We Going?”

Baek Seung Hwan

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Baek Seung Hwan

Name: 백승환 / Baek Seung Hwan
Birthday: 17-April-1998
Birthplace: South Korea

TV Dramas

I Love Lee Tae Ri (tvN, 2012)
Queen Insoo (jTBC, 2011)
Me Too, Flower! (MBC, 2011)

Movies

Silenced (2011)
Goodbye Mom (2009)
Return (2007)

Choi Soo Jong

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Choi Soo Jong

Name: 최수종 / Choi Soo Jong (Choe Su Jong)
Also known as: Choi Su Jong
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1962-Dec-28
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 174cm
Weight: 68kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Family: Wife/actress Ha Hee Ra, son and daughter

TV Shows

King’s Dream (KBS1, 2012)
For the Sake of Son (KBS, 2011)
President(KBS2, 2010)
Comrade (KBS2, 2010)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2008)
Dae Jo Yeong (KBS, 2006)
Sea God (KBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
On the Prairie (KBS2, 2003)
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma (KBS2, 2002)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS, 2000)
When She Beckons
First Love (KBS, 1996)
Ambition (MBC, 1994)
Il-Ji-Mae (MBC, 1993)
Jealousy (MBC, 1992)
Daewongun (MBC, 1990)
The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong (MBC, 1988)

Hwang Jung Min

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Hwang Jung Min

Name: 황정민 / Hwang Jung Min (Hwang Jeong Min)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1970-Sep-01
Birthplace: Mansan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O
Family: Wife/Musical actress Kim Mi Hye
Education: Seoul Arts University (Theater Major)
Skills: Basketball, musical instruments

TV Series

Korean Peninsula (CSTV, 2012)
That Fool (KBS2, 2009)

Im Hyun Sik

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Im Hyun Sik

Name: 임현식 / Im Hyun Sik (Lim Hyeon Shik/Yim Hyun Sik)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1945-Dec-31
Birthplace: Sunchang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Family: Wife and 3 daughters

TV Shows

Suspicious Family (MBN, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012)
If Tomorrow Comes (SBS, 2011)
Gye Baek (MBC, 2011)
The Duo (MBC, 2011)
Pure Pumpkin Flower (SBS, 2010)
Dae Mul (SBS, 2010)
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS, 2010)
I Am Legend (SBS, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
Can Anyone Love (SBS, 2009)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Powerful Opponents (KBS2, 2008)
Life Special Investigation Team (MBC, 2008)
Yi San (MBC, 2008)
The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Legend of Hyang Dan (MBC, 2007)
The Return of Shim Chung (KBS2, 2007)
Mun Hee (MBC, 2007)
101st Proposal (SBS, 2006)
The Book of Three Han (MBC, 2006)
Bad Family (SBS, 2006)
Fugitive Lee Doo Young (KBS2, 2006)
Ballad Of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
Smile Of Spring Day (MBC, 2005)
Old Miss Diary (KBS2, 2004)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Little Women (SBS, 2004)
Dog Bowl (SBS, 2004)
Desert Spring (MBC, 2003)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
My Fair Lady (SBS, 2003)
Buni (KBS1, 2003)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
All In (SBS, 2003)
The Maengs’ Golden Era (MBC, 2002)
Sunshine (MBC, 2002)
Everyday With You (MBC, 2001)
Sweet Bear (MBC, 2001)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Rookie (SBS, 2000)
Great Great (SBS, 2000)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Rising Sun, Rising Moon (KBS1, 1999)
Queen (SBS, 1999)
Last War (MBC, 1999)
Seven Brides (SBS, 1998)
When She Beckons (KBS2, 1997)
Cinderella (MBC, 1997)
Women (SBS, 1997)
Im Kkeok Jung (SBS, 1996)
Their Embrace (MBC, 1996)
Do You Remember Love (MBC, 1995)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Eyes of Dawn (MBC, 1991)
The Imjin War (MBC, 1985)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)

Jun Hae Ryong

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Jun Hae Ryong

Name: 전해룡 / Jun Hae Ryong (Jeon Hae Ryong)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1965-Jun-14
Birthplace: South Korea
Star sign: Gemini

TV Shows

King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
Partner (KBS2, 2009)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Yi San (MBC, 2007)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)

Movies

Temptation of Eve – Her Own Art (2007)
The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well (1996)

Kim Min Ha

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Kim Min Ha

Name: 김민하 / Kim Min Ha
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1997-Feb-17
Birthplace: South Korea

TV Series

The Chaser (SBS, 2012)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Big Sister (KBS, 2008)
Women of The Sun (KBS2, 2008)

Movies

A Long Visit (2010)

Kim Yoo Mi

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Kim Yoo Mi

Name: 김유미 / Kim Yoo Mi (Gim Yu Mi)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1980-Oct-12
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 169cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: A
Education: Seoul University of Arts
Specialty: Piano

TV Shows

God of War (MBC, 2012)
Enjoy Life (MBC, 2009)
I Love You, Don’t Cry (MBC, 2008)
The Scale of Providence (SBS, 2008)
Don’t Ask Me About the Past (OCN, 2008)
Common Single (SBS, 2006)
Pearl Necklace (KBS2, 2003)
Country Princess (MBC, 2003)
Romance (MBC, 2002)
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma (KBS2, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Swat Police (SBS, 2000)

Kang Nam Gil

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Kang Nam Gil

Name: 강남길 / Kang Nam Kil (Gang Nam Gil)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1958-Aug-27
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 63kg
Star sign: Virgo

TV Shows

Take Care of Us, Captain (SBS, 2012)
Come, Come, Absolutely Come (MBN, 2011)
The Women of Our Home (KBS1, 2011)
Special Crime Squad MSS (KBS2, 2011)
Mischievous Kiss (MBC, 2010)
Once Upon a Time in Saengchori(tvN, 2010)
Your Heaven (SBS, 2010)
Jejoongwon (SBS, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Innocent You (SBS, 2008)
Gourmet (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Capital Scandal (KBS2, 2007)
My Older Sister (MBC, 2006)
Bad Family (SBS, 2006)
Pure 19 (KBS1, 2006)
Goong (MBC, 2006)
Sad Goodbye (KBS, 2005)
Sad Love Song (MBC, 2005)
Love Story in Harvard (SBS, 2004)
Magic (SBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
People of the Water Flower Village (MBC, 2004)
Wish Upon A Star (MBC, 1997)
General Hospital (MBC, 1994)

Lee Ho Jae

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Lee Ho Jae

Name: 이호재 / Lee Ho Jae
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1941-May-02
Star sign: Taurus

TV Shows

Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
Tempted Again (MBC, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
The World That They Live In (KBS2, 2008)
The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea (MBC, 2008)
My Sweet City (SBS, 2008)
Goong S (MBC, 2007)
Goong (MBC, 2006)
Just Run! (KBS2, 2006)
Sorry I Love You (KBS2, 2004)
Couple Clinic: Love and War (KBS2, 1999)
The King of Chudong Palace (MBC, 1983)

Lee Sung Min (1968)

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Lee Sung Min (1968)

Name: 이성민 / Lee Sung Min (Lee Seong Min)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 178cm

TV Shows

Golden Time (MBC, 2012)
The King 2hearts (MBC, 2012)
Ordinary Love (KBS2, 2012)
Brain (KBS2, 2011)
Identical Criminals (KBS2, 2011)
Can You Hear My Heart (MBC, 2011)
My Princess (MBC, 2011)
I’ll Teach You Love (MBC, 2010)
Last Flashman (KBS2, 2010)
Gloria (MBC, 2010)
Pasta (MBC, 2010)
Hot Blood (KBS2, 2009)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
Triple (MBC, 2009)
Can Anyone Love (SBS, 2009)
Working Mom (MBC, 2008)
On Air (SBS, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS, 2008)
Legend of Hyang Dan (MBC, 2007)
The Devil (KBS2, 2007)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)
Hello, God (KBS2, 2006)
Oh! Pil Seung And Bong Soon Young (KBS2, 2004)

To the Beautiful You: Episode 10 Recap

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 10 Recap

EPISODE 10 RECAP BY DRAMABEANS

Eun-gyul stands frozen at the sight of Tae-joon and Jae-hee whohastily sit up in bed. I don’t think the boy needs to go pee anymore.Then Jae-hee does the first thing that pops into her head and pushesTae-joon off the bed. HA.

Poor Eun-gyul returns to his room, pale-faced and glum. He climbs into bed and lets out a long dejected sigh.

Needless to say that things are awkward between Tae-joon and Jae-hee.She jumps at the slightest touch. Tae-joon checks to see if her feverbroke and she thanks him for taking care of her. It’s no big deal, hereplies – they’re roommates after all.

Drama “Big” Episode 3 Recap by Softy

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Drama “Big” Episode 3 Recap by Softy

Starts from Y finding that key and then going out to meet S who runsover and hugs him. She says I worried so much – if something like thathappened you should have told me first. She tries to kiss him but hepushes her away saying-ya what are you. S says I love you and D callsout Y’s name. Y looks at D then at S and calls “YJ” a bad name. S saysto D: you were with him too. D thanks her for bringing Y’s stuff. S: Iam his friend. Y: a friend? D tells Y to thank S.  S says to Y: if youare grateful, make me a drink. I want to drink what you make. D invitesher in for coffee but S ignores her again and says to Y: instead ofcoffee,  let’s drink the tea you brought from London that you sharedwith me. D says that tea is good so come in. when D walks aheadwondering where that tea is, S grabs his arm and says: I want the two ofus to be together so cant you tell her to go? S calls out for D andsays there are some cookies that are delicious at the bakery so couldyou go buy some so we can eat with the tea. D says I will hurry and gobuy them. Y motions for her not to go. S mutters that D doesnt have anysense (about what’s going on) and tells Y “let’s go in.” Y pulls awayfrom her and calls out to D. he runs over and puts his arm around hershoulder. Y says to S: the two of us want to be alone so you go. D getsin his face and says your friend came all this way so we should havesome tea with her. Y says to S while trying to move D’s head out of hisway: that tea that seo YJ split with you, you drink that all alone. yousure are making a fuss about him splitting it with you. and if you wantto eat cookies. go home and buy it and eat it. no matter how much thattastes good, you eat it all alone-there is no need to divide that inhalf. D and S both call out his name.  D: why are you like this to yourfriend. D smiles at S to go up and drink tea while she hurries and buysthe cookies and then go up. Y stops her and says dont go to buy cookies.D: I will just go and buy some cookies. Y: I wont eat it. I said I wonteat it so dont go to buy it. D: if your friend wants to eat somecookies, you should buy it and let them eat it. let go. Since shepersisted in going, Y picks D up and tells S: we wont eat cookies so yougo. arent you going? you sure dont have any tact. I want to be alonewith my fiance – just the two of us. so friend – go. He carries Dinside. D: why are you like this YJ shi?

Park Chan Hwan

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Park Chan Hwan

Name: 박찬환 / Park Chan Hwan
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1957-July-18
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 174cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Cancer

TV Shows

Korean Peninsula (CSTV, 2012)
Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Single Dad in Love (KBS2, 2008)
Hello! Miss (KBS2, 2007)
Eight Days Mystery of Jeong Jo Assassination (CGV, 2007)
Goong (MBC, 2006)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
My Name is Princess (MBC, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
King and Queen (KBS1, 1998)

Park Geun Hyung

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Park Geun Hyung

Name: 박근형 / Park Geun Hyung (Bak Geun Hyeong)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1940-Jun-07
Birthplace: Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height: 177cm
Weight: 80kg
Star sign: Gemini
Blood type: A
Family: Son/singer/actor Park Sang Hoon

TV Shows

The 3rd Hospital (TvN, 2012)
Panda and Hedgehog (Channel A, 2012)
The Chaser (SBS, 2012)
Tasty Life (SBS, 2012)
Color of Women (Channel A, 2011)
The Musical (SBS, 2011)
You’re So Pretty (MBC, 2011)
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (SBS, 2010)
Dae Mul (SBS, 2010)
Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
Assorted Gems (MBC, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
The Road Home (KBS1, 2009)
City of Glass (SBS, 2008)
My Life’s Golden Age (MBC, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
You Are Very Good (KBS2, 2008)
Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung Kum (MBC, 2008)
Bad Love (KBS2, 2007)
Surgeon Bong Dal Hee (SBS, 2007)
The Person I Love (SBS, 2007)
My Lovely Miss Dal Ja (SBS, 2006)
Special Crime Investigation: Murder in the Blue House (KBS2, 2006)
My Sister (MBC, 2006)
Exhibition of Fireworks (MBC, 2006)
Marrying a Millionaire (SBS, 2005)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
Hong Kong Express (SBS, 2005)
Love and Sympathy (SBS, 2005)
Traveling Women (SBS, 2005)
Beautiful Temptation (KBS2, 2004)
Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
South of the Sun (SBS, 2003)
Fairy and Swindler (SBS, 2003)
Ice Flower (SBS, 2002)
Affection (SBS, 2002)
Loving You (KBS2, 2002)
Miss Mermaid (MBC, 2002)
My Name is Princess (MBC, 2002)
Splendid Days (SBS, 2001)
Pure Heart (KBS2, 2001)
Stock Flower (KBS2, 2001)
Her House (MBC, 2001)
Morning Without Parting (SBS, 2001)
Delicious Proposal (MBC, 2001)
Daddy Fish (MBC, 2000)
Foolish Princes (MBC, 2000)
Secret (MBC, 2000)
SWAT Police (SBS, 2000)
Tough Guy’s Love (KBS2, 2000)
Fireworks (SBS, 2000)
Into the Sunlight (MBC, 1999)
Days of Delight (MBC, 1999)
Should My Tears Show (MBC, 1999)
Love and Success (MBC, 1998)
Advocate (MBC, 1998)
Red Azalea (KBS2, 1998)
Barefoot Days (KBS2, 1998)
Yesterday (MBC, 1997)
Until We Can Love (KBS2, 1996)
A Sunny Place of the Young (KBS2, 1995)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Last Lovers (MBC, 1994)
3rd Republic (MBC, 1993)

Park Yong Soo

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Park Yong Soo

Name: 박용수 / Park Yong Soo
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1956-Feb-15
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Height: 172cm
Weight: 60kg
Star sign: Scorpio

TV Shows

Athena: Goddess of War (SBS, 2010)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS2, 2008)
Drama City GOD (KBS2, 2007)
Stranger than Paradise (SBS, 2006)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)
Land (SBS, 2004)

Movies