It’s a new week, and the stars kept busy throughout the weekend. See what they were up to in today’s Twitter Roundup.
Eric Nam shared some holiday cheer (sort of) through a video on his Instagram on December 8 with the caption, “Early Merry Christmas. I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, Teen Top’s Changjo spread the love on December 8, tweeting the above photo with the message, “I love you muah ㅋㅋ.”
2NE1’s Minzy shared a photo of her glam self on December 8 with a special message for fans on the group’s recent number one win, writing “Thank you so much :).”
Sandara Park also tweeted a photo to thank fans on December 8, writing “Missing You! Number one for the second week in a row on Inkigayo ㅠㅠ. Thank you so much to everyone listening to Missing You! Bow!!! And I was so happy when everyone in the audience stayed to sing along for the encore performance^^ Tear
“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 5 (Episode 9-10) by Couch-Kimchi:
Ah, the holidays – it’s when family descends on your home and interrupts your drama viewing. (LOL) Not that I don’t love my family and turkey but how to explain how important it is to watch this weeks episodes of Empress Ki? I described the plot and our baby Emperor finally seeing Ki so they would allow me some time alone with my computer. At least until the pie is ready. Must have pie. *hee*
As Ta Hwan makes his way to the concubine quarters, he runs into Ki and orders her to look at him. He stares into her face and mutters that she looks really similar. *facepalm* Dowager Empress shows up to try forcing him to visit Lady Park. He’s not interested in her dancing and gets angry with Dowager Empress. He storms out, passing by Ki and glancing at her again
“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 2 (Episode 3 - 4) by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama has turned out to be a welcome surprise. I’m not sure what I expected – violence, political maneuvering, and boring scenes with old men talking. I laughed through most of both episodes this week, I certainly wasn’t expecting this much humor. I’m already extremely attached to all 3 lead characters which probably won’t be good when it’s time to pick a ship.
Wang Yoo has figured out evil Wang Go’s plan. He’s hoping the Yuan Prince is killed in Goryeo which would result in war – with the blame being placed squarely on Wang Yoo. Goryeo would be destroyed, Wang Yoo tossed out on his ear and Wang Go would become King. Wang Yoo rides out to meet Ta Hwan to offer protection, which would keep Goryeo protected as well
Empress Ki: Episode 1 - 2 recap by daebakdramas
Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes
“Secret” – Finale Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
I can’t believe its the end! This drama is definitely the best thing I’ve seen this year and I’m kinda upset it’s almost over. However, I’m also very curious to see how this rookie-writer decides to wrap things up. I’m crossing my fingers that the wonderful story will continue right to the last moment.
We left off with Do Hoon threatening Min Hyuk and Yoo Jung listening to those threats over the phone. Do Hoon says he will destroy K-group and Shin Hwa both. He’s confident Min Hyuk will choose K-group, after all – does Min Hyuk really believe he is different from Do Hoon? He calls Yoo Jung again, asking what she’s going to do? Min Hyuk uses his own phone to call Yoo Jung and asks if she trusts him? He calmly tells her no matter what Do Hoon says, to go ahead and do whatever she needs to do
“Secret” – Recap Week 5 by Couch-Kimchi
This week was amazing! It begins where we left on last week, with Min Hyuk grabbing Yoo Jung by the shoulders and yelling at her. Do Hoon actually has the nerve to try pulling Min Hyuk away from Yoo Jung. Pffttt, this guy. He can’t help her up from the floor but now he’s interfering just to make sure Min Hyuk doesn’t know anything. Jerk. He tells Yoo Jung to go. Min Hyuk yells for her to NOT go. He tells Do Hoon never to give orders to this woman in front of him. *fist pump*
Do Hoon tries to say Min Hyuk can’t say that but Min Hyuk hits him. YES! MORE PLEASE! *hehehe* I want Do Hoon to be beaten to a pulp. Yoo Jung jumps in front of Do Hoon, yelling “Oppa!” *vomit* She then turns to Min Hyuk and screams at him, asking why does he keep hitting people? Mmmm, I’m gonna go with anger issues
“Secret” – Week 4 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama just keeps getting better and better, the writing, the acting, the music – just everything! Each week, I wait for and kind of expect some drama cliché to work itself into the script and each week, I’m delighted that the writer has managed to avoid cliché stuff. I am literally on the edge of my seat with every episode. This drama is excellent, I highly recommend!
This week begins with Yoo Jung in the hospital and Min Hyuk sitting beside her bed, wiping the sweat from her face and telling her to wake up. It seems she was over-fatigued and not eating properly. When her eyes flutter open, he quickly shifts the tissue so she won’t see him. She falls back asleep and he leaves. In the car, he says to himself that he doesn’t want to see a woman die because of him and cutely snaps at his assistant, Gwang Soo (Choi Woong) that he doesn’t want a reply from him
“Secret” – Thoughts on Week 3 Recap by Couch-KimChi:
Whoa, this drama has completely taken over my life. I’ve watched each episode several times and find myself thinking about certain scenes over and over. It’s fascinating – some actions by the characters can be construed many different ways so things are left open to interpretation. Did the writer intend for that to happen? If so, he’s brilliant! (I did read this screenplay won an award or something)
And the actors are all brilliant, playing characters ambiguously and leaving the audience with tiny clues to decide just who these people are. Or leaving the audience with NO clues and it’s up to us to decide what the expressions on their faces mean. Is this character evil? Or is he protecting a loved one? I wasn’t intending to recap this drama but I can’t shut my brain down
“Secret” Episode 1 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
A new KBS2 drama that started last week (Wednesday/Thursday) called “Secret” and starring Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, and Bae Soo Bin has taken me by surprise. Surprise that I’m watching yet another “revenge” drama and surprise at exactly how dark this one is going. It’s really good so far!
Ji Sung plays Min Hyuk, a spoiled Chaebol son who refuses to marry the woman his father is demanding he marry. He’s in love with a poor woman who will never be accepted and he knows it. I confess the moments with this woman are lovely and it is sad that no matter what he does, it would never work. Unless he was willing to stop all contact with his family (which includes giving up a LOT of money) and move away – but we all know obedient sons in K-dramas usually won’t do that
Answer Me 1994: Episode 14 by Drama Beans: “The people who changed me, Part 1″
2013. The houseguests start getting hungry, and the boys prod Binggeure to pay for some food (I’m taking that as a good sign that he’s successful). He pretends not to know what they’re talking about, so they call out Chilbongie next, who defers to Garbage because he’s eldest. Heh.
So Garbage gets up to get his wallet (interesting), and then Na-jung hands the folder of takeout menus to Chilbongie, who calls to make the order (iiiinnnnnteresting). Garbage tells him to add some soju to the order, only to have Na-jung scream at him for drinking too much.
Back in the summer of 1995, we rewind to Oppa swooping in for The Kiss. Pssh, as if we didn’t all re-watch that a thousand times last week
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The anguish continues on with more tears and dramatic moments, but there′s a silver lining in episode 18 of SBS′ The Heirs.
With so many good moments, it was unexplainably difficult to choose our top 10 moments, but we somehow did it.
Kim Tan: Hyung. When do I go to America?
I feel like dying.
Can’t you just send me away?
Please let me live.
Heart. Aching. Right. Now.
Kim Won: Did Tan fight with you?
Choi Young Do: More like he got one-sidedly hit by me.
I hit him because he deserved it, but if you want, you can sue me.
Kim Won: Why did you hit my little brother?
Choi Young Do: Ha
Welcoming the season of winter, CN Blue’s Lee Jong Hyun and Juniel got close, waiting for snow to come.
On December 6, Lee Jong Hyun and Juniel released the teaser video for their upcoming song, Love Falls.The two joined up for a duet, composing and writing the lyrics themselves.
In the video, Juniel asks what Lee Jong Hyun will do when the first snow comes, making Lee Jong Hyun reply, “I’m going to meet you.”
The duet album, Romantic Jwill be released on December 9.
Photo Credit: FNC Entertainment
Mi-rae’s Choice: Episode 15 RECAP by Drama Beans
Se-joo belatedly reveals himself to be Mi-rae’s savior, explaining that he simply wanted to approach her as a man, nothing more. With that, he asks her to accept his feelings. At her silence, he slips the ring on to her finger and hugs her.
Having signed the contract, Shin shows up to work at NTN the next day. He overhears a few employees arguing, but the pretty VP tells him not to worry about it and leads him into his swanky new office.
Se-joo hits yet another roadblock in his plans, so he seeks Grandma’s help with acquiring investments. She notices the ring on his finger (couple rings, perhaps?) and agrees to help, on the grounds that he marries the girl of her choice
Basketball: Episode 13 Recap by Drama Beans
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
Kdrama Recap: The Heirs Episode 17 Recap by joonni Episode 17
Tan ends up back at the empty apartment, the last place he saw Eun Sang, smiling back at him. He remembers what Dad said to him after the meeting- “Don’t forget this day. You lost that child today as the consequence of the sword you wielded.” Tears start to fall silently out of Tan’s eyes first, but as the sobs rise in his chest, Tan pants for breath and he falls on his knees. He clutches his chest as he cries. Tan walks the streets calling Eun Sang, but the operator is saying the phone number doesn’t exist. Tan weeps, going numb from the pain as he remembers Eun Sang saying bye to him with a smile at the apartment. Tan arrives home and goes to his dad. He tells him that Eun Sang is gone; he can’t find her
Answer Me 1994: Episode 13 by Drama Beans: “The 10,000 hour rule”
In 2002, we finally wind down the most boring wedding ceremony in history, as a couple of guests speculate about the Very Special Wedding Singer coming today, whom Samcheonpo introduces… as himself, ha. Everyone grumbles in disappointment.
The song is The Blue’s “Feeling Only You,” and Samcheonpo declares himself the Sohn Ji-chang role in this duet, with someone else filling in for Kim Min-jong’s part. Ooh, I want it to be Binggeure, now a successful singer. Samcheonpo belts out the first verse, and passes the metaphorical baton over to his partner… omg, it’s Kim Min-jong? The real one? Oppaaaaaa! (Hey, y’all have Garbage oppa, I have Min-jong oppa
SHINee’s Taemin has fallen in love with Luv.
The song Luv by Kiki Yuna has been used as the background music when Taemin and his ‘wife’ in the show, A Pink’s Son Na Eun appear together on the show.
“I feel like the whole world echoes in love when I listen to this song,” commented Taemin. “The song makes me feel like I’m really in love and not just for the show.”
“The lyrics also make me sad, the part that says, ‘Where are you on a day like this?’” added Taemin.
Luv is a song written and sung by singer-songwriter Kiki Yuna, who recently changed her name from Maeng Yuna. She recently released a new album KiKi YUNA.
Showing appreciation for Taemin’s praise, Kiki Yuna stated, “I watched many romance movies and dramas before I composed the song, so that I could really express the feeling of love in the song
Joo Won said he can do anything to please the loved one for a proposal - even sing in front of many people on the street!
Joo Won attended the press conference for the upcoming movie Catch Me at Lotte Cinema in Gungae, Seoul on December 2.
At the conference, Joo Won talked about a scene in the movie where he proposes to his co-star Kim Ah Joong by singing on the street.
“I could propose by singing in front of many people, if that’s what she wants. That’s not a problem for me,” said the actor, showing off his romantic side.
Joo Won plays ‘Lee Tae Ho’ in the movie, an elite and handsome profiler who sharply analyzes the psychology of the criminals in order to solve cases.
The strict and cold-hearted Lee Tae Ho falls into a dilemma for the first time in his career, when he faces Kim Ah Joong′s character, who also happens to be his first love
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.
Losers’ punishment: washing dishes. But at least this means everyone gets to sleep indoors? Haha: “I already assumed that I’d be on dish duty.”
Ji-hyo is lucky enough to find one right away, and how cute is Suzy stopping to snap a photo of a stray goose after she finds hers? Gary’s just a tad too short to reach his, an opportunity a much-taller Hyun-jin gleefully takes advantage of
While viewers have been captivated by the teenage angst and romance that the cast of “The Heirs” have been showing, photos of the actors and actresses catching up on their sleep on set have been revealed!
“The Heirs” is currently receiving much love due to the great acting and chemistry of the cast including, Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ji Won and Park Hyung Shik.
Due to the tight schedule, the actors are spending their precious time-betweens and breaks to catch up on some much needed sleep.
Even though their breaks are short, the actors are using the time to sleep wherever they can, which shows us how they are putting their all into this drama. Despite the cold weather and the all-nighter filmings, even though they fall asleep for a short moment, the actors are said to get right back into gear when the cameras start rolling