The Return Of Superman Korean Drama
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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“You Who Came From the Stars” is the new fan favorite among Korean TV shows!
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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.
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.
On October 20, Yoon Eun Hye posted on her Twitter, “News. I’m embarrassed about my mistake. Coming down the stairs, I was so nervous I forgot everything. My mind went blank.. But still, thank you to everyone who supported me. I’ll return it from a more humble place. The love I’ve received.”
At the 10th Anniversary Hallyu Awards that was held in Japan on October 19, Yoon Eun Hye was presented with the Korean Drama Excellence Award for the Female Actor category. While delivering her acceptance speech in Japanese, she completely forgot what she was saying, and was forced to resume reading her speech from her palm.
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?
Starts from M asking – are you KJ? D comes in and calls out his name.M cries and says: are you really KJ? KJ ah. She hugs K. suddenly shefaints so K carries her to his bed. D says she must have gotten hurt andwas shocked. she looks at the wound and says look at the blood. shemust have been scratched by the glass. thank goodness it doesnt lookserious huh? K says I cant look at blood. I will go buy medicine so takecare of M
CS tries to call M but she isnt picking up. maybe I should have gone with her.
Contrasting from his scene with Park Shin Hye, Lee Min Ho shared an awkward hug with his co-star, Kim Ji Won while filming SBS’ The Heirs.
Recent photos from the drama showed Lee Min Ho and Kim Ji Won, who are arranged for marriage for business purposes, exchanging a cold hug. While Kim Ji Won appeared a bit saddened, Lee Min Ho remained expressionless and didn’t even seem to return the hug.
The scene was filmed on September 24 at a convention center in Los Angeles. As it was the last shoot overseas, the cast and the staff shared bittersweet farewells.
The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 6 Live Recap
We are back at the school, with ES suddenly getting in between KT and YD. YD whistle, sayings “what’s this, a gift for me?” KT, ” Why are you here without your uniform on.?” CY gets in, telling her to follow. ES and CY leaves. Rachel demands to speak with KT, and they walk away.
Rachel questions KT about whether he knew & had the will to keep ES from transferring to the school. KT remarks he has no choice in any life decision, including his engagement with Rachel.
The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 7 Live Recap
Infront of the convenience store, YD wakes ES up (who pretends she sleeping, groaning at her misfortune)
YD picks up KT’s phone call. Realizes KT is across the street.
(Cue YD rocker theme music)
YD wakes ES up.
ES: “Why are you so loud? to YD. He points to KT, ES eye widens
KT and YD basically talk about why the other is there.
KT cooly says he’s not here for ES and walk away.
ES leaves soon after, leaving YD slightly irritated look.
The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 8 Live Recap
We are back infront of ES’ cafe, with KT irritated and angry at ES for doing YD’s bidding.
KT: Start liking me now. Just as I like you.
KT and ES give each other a long stare.
KT: SO from this point onward, don’t act like you can be easily victimized.
ES: I’m going pretend I didn’t hear that. See you.
KT: Answer me and then go.
phone suddenly rings from KT’s mother.
KT takes the phone away
KT: I’m having important conversation with her, i’ll call back later.
ES: Return my phone! I need to pick up that phone, my life is complicated as it is, why are you complicating this?!
KT suddenly hugs ES.
Kdrama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 9 Live Recap
Tan is waiting outside the door of his house for ES. He gives her back her phone, and lightheartedly whines that he got hurt and was scolded by JS, wanting her attention. But ES just looks worried. Still, without saying anything, she tries to go in, but Tan stops her. ES pleads, “Don’t hold me and don’t block me. Don’t wait for me from now on.” She tries to go in again, but Tan turns her back. ES pleads again. She doesn’t want to be recorded on the security cam. Tan: “That darn CCTV.” HAHAHAHA! ES reminds him that he is the one who warned her about the camera. Tan yells, “What I do told you, what I warned you about…Did you ever really listen?”
Running Man: Episode 173 Recap by Drama Beans
Bellies stuffed, the cast readies themselves for a post-dinner mission on this MT (short for “membership training,” an overnight trip where schoolmates or co-workers play games, eat, and drink a-plenty) with guests Ryu Hyun-jin and Suzy.
Their task is to find (or steal) the pillows hidden in the basecamp and return to their sleeping quarters to stake their claim to one of six spots. Last week’s winnings equate to each member’s allotted time for the game, which means the Betrayal Trio only have about thirteen minutes.
Last week, we featured an article on which female idol stars could best play American TV characters. This week, it is the male idols” turn!
Although the two TV cultures are pretty different, we managed to scrap up a list of the best fits for the Korean version of American TV programs. Check out who made the list below!
1. Siwon as Clark Kent (Smallville)
Clark Kent is a sweet farm boy of sorts who is a well-built, nice guy. Siwon would be great for this role because he also has a sweet, gentlemanly attitude and the fit body. It also wouldn”t surprise anyone if he turned out as heroic as Superman, ready to save not only the city but the woman he loves constantly without fail. He just seems like that type of good guy.
Food trucks sent by Jang Keun Suk’s fans have been warming up the filming site of Pretty Boy.
In order to show support for Jang Keun Suk, who is currently starring in KBS 2TV’s Pretty Boy, his fans have been sending food trucks to the drama filming site even on the weekends.
The fans began sending food trucks on the first day of filming and have been continuing to do so, around two to four times a week.
The food trucks have been reported to include different choices of Korean food as well as coffee enough to feed about 100 people.
Basketball: Episode 15 RECAP by Drama Beans
After San scores Korea’s first one-handed basket, Chi-ho congratulates him. San replies that it wouldn’t have been possible without his help, to which Chi-ho smiles and says, “Thanks to you, I was reminded why I play basketball. My calling as a basketball player… I’ll never forget it again.”
They decide to work together as a team, and we only hear of their win when Daddy Choi does, through the radio. This news, like all other news ever, makes him angry.
Basketball: Episode 16 RECAP by Drama Beans
Chi-ho proposes, San interrupts, and the factory grandma makes it her goal in life to sing San’s praises so that Shin-young doesn’t have a chance to give her yea or nay on the marriage.
Chi-ho elects to wait while the grandma drags Shin-young with her and a few other workers to see a doctor, and it’s only after they get a checkup that Shin-young hears that the surgery for Bong-soon’s father has already beenpaid for.
Korean Drama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 20 Recap by joonni
Tan 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.
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. Get ready for a romance that is out of this world!
You who came feom the stars ep3 RECAP by drama beans
After dragging Song-yi out of her beauty salon confrontation with jealous rival Yura, Min-joon demands to know who the girl in Song-yi’s photo is. He’s already guessed the connection but needs the confirmation: “Who are you?”
A flashback to Joseon takes us to the aftermath of doppelganger Yi-hwa’s kidnapping. She asks him a string of questions about his identity, offering that she believes in other life forms (whether grim reapers or folk-tale creatures), and therefore he can be honest about his origins. Through it all, Min-joon just looks at her with an enigmatic smile.