“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 7 (Episode 13-14) by Couch-Kimchi:
He’s back, he’s back! Our smexy Goryeo King is back! *squeals of excitement*
Ta Hwan yells at Ki to go ahead and laugh at him, laugh at him for being such a fool. Ki tells him she won’t do anything for him. Gol-ta arrives to inform Ta Hwan that they are re-checking Lady Park’s pulse – at the interrogation grounds. Palace maids, including our nasty Yeon-hwa help Lady Park get ready when Tana Shiri’s evil maid arrives and has her dragged out.
Dowager Empress meets up with Tana Shiri and Ki-Se, they exchange more I love that neither of these women show fear! Tana Shiri believes once it’s proven that Lady Park isn’t pregnant, she can banish Dowager Empress to a temple. Ahahaha, that is SO not going to happen
I really hope the upcoming action film Pirate turns out to be as fun as it looks, because it’s being promoted as a high-budget historical adventure blockbuster and the stills make it look like a roarin’ good time. Sort of Pirates of the Caribbean meets Joseon action sageuk, which cannot possibly go wrong, can it? (Don’t answer that. Just in case.)
Here are new stills from the movie, which stars Kim Nam-gil as the main character who goes from mountain brigand to sea pirate; he’s on a hunt to find the royal seal that got swallowed by a whale, because it comes with a hefty reward. The movie has also added a subtitle to clarify the plot (not that it needed it, because c’mon, you had me at pirate), so the full title is now Pirate: Mountain Bandit At Sea
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.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
Did you guys get the update? ^ ^
SBS has gone crazy releasing The Heirs photo stills today ~~ well, it’s the last week and the finale so I shall not complain.
Hmm… now that I think about it. Tan is definitely not mini daejang. Why? Daejang holds grudges and Tan forgives her too easily!
From: The Heirs LINE
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.
And who else should be the benefactor but Chi-ho, who Bong-soon graciously thanks while Shin-young bites her lip nervously. He tells her that he’s going to visit his father to receive his blessing for their marriage, which only makes Shin-young more uncomfortable as her eyes keep darting between him and San
Today is already the last day for the much hyped drama “The Heirs” and one of the actors posted a photo with a co-worker, which is making people guess whether their two characters will end up together.
On December 12, actress Kim Ji Won posted a photo with Kang Ha Neul on her SNS with the message, “Today was the last filming for Hyoshin and Rachel. Separating with ‘The Heirs.’ Are we an item from today? Hahahaha. If you’re curious, please watch the episode tonight! Also, to all the actors and staff members who are still at the filming site shooting, fighting!”
Who’s following the drama? Do you think they’ll end up together? Or will Choi Young Do change his mind and turn the oppa-dongseng relationship into a dating relationship?
Tags Kang Ha NeulKim Ji WonKPLGThe Heirs
My last first impressions article for “1 Night, 2 Days Season 3″ went over fairly well. Got some great discussions going and it was nice to see that my opinions weren’t completely off kilter. So with my new found confidence I’m going to step far outside of my comfort zone and write some first impressions I had while watching KBS’s new romantic comedy drama “Prime Minister And I” featuring YoonA, Lee Bum Soo, Chae Jung Ahn, Yoon Si Yoon and Ryu Jin. Is this the glorious return of romantic comedies that I was desperately hoping for all year, or does it seem like something to fast forward through when I am bored? The first two episode might not provide all the answers but it should hopefully still be enough to get the gist of things.
Disclaimer Alert!: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of dramas
Answer Me 1994 Recap - Episodes 9 to 13 - by Couch-Kimchi:
Honestly I’m really having a lot of trouble writing the episodes at hand. My emotion is taking over me again. Now, I’ll put motion first and just write.
It seemed that 1994 is a very long year, especially for our boys. A lot of lingering thoughts abound. Two hearts are in the frying pan. Or shall I say, I’m swimming in a very dangerous water once again. I don’t know if ever I will survive this. Then again in this kind of situation, I believe its all about the journey. Loving someone badly, the way I do with Chil Bong, is not something to regret. So let me share my heart with you instead. A heart that is open enough to just love, no matter the end game.
It’s not really hard to fall for Oppa
“Empress Ki” – Recap Week 6 (Episode 11 - 12) by Couch-Kimchi:
Tana Shiri dragged Ki into her plot but I fully believe our Ki is one smart woman. The problem is Ki-Se – he’s not about to let go of Ki easily and he knows much more about her than anyone. I don’t necessarily think Ki-Se is smarter than Ki but he’s much more willing to cross into evil territory to get what he wants, even if it means people die. He doesn’t care, he just wants to win.
Tana Shiri gives Ki the brown powder, Ki immediately asks if it’s poison? No, it’s something that will only harm the baby. She tells Ki if she does this, she will prepare the papers for Ki to live outside the Palace but any mistakes, Ki will die. Ki says to herself that Tana Shiri is just as evil as Ki-Se is. She doesn’t see room leader Yeon-hwa watching her
"s Sulli, Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin
, and more are getting in tune with their inner pirate in character cuts for their upcoming film "Pirates
The still cuts feature Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, Lee Kyung Young, Yoo Hae Jin, Oh Dal Soo, and Sulli ready to set sail as the coolest Asian pirates one could ever encounter. Sulli especially looked like the cutest pirate of all with her angelic smile that even the roughest pirate can"t help but to fall for.
"Pirates", which will be directed by Lee Suk Hoon, has already been dubbed as the Korean version of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and approximately 10 billion Won (~8.9 million USD) will be invested into the film. The upcoming movie portrays the story of a group of pirates on the hunt during the Joseon Dynasty for a whale that swallowed a valuable treasure
Fans have already suspected that it will be difficult for the Wonder Girls to return as the group we know and love with Sun"s hiatus as a new mother and individual activities for each member. However, there are now further indications that the group"s future is currently uncertain as it has been sadly revealed that Sohee isn"t renewing her contract.
With her impending contract expiration date, it was rumored that Sohee had met up with an actor agency with the thought of leaving JYP Entertainment to focus on an acting career.
With rumors coming up, JYP Entertainment responded with a press release revealing more detailed information regarding the contract renewal of the Wonder Girls" members, and that unfortunately, Sohee isn"t part of the list of members who are renewing
As we are preparing to say a difficult good-bye to “The Heirs,” compilations of the best lines by Kim Tan and Choi Young Do from the popular SBS drama have been revealed!
Recently, a photo that contains screen shots and lines by Kim Tan (played by Lee Min Ho) from “The Heirs” that netizens thought were the best, have made its round in various online community sites.
The best of the best line was picked as “Do I maybe like you?” This was said by Kim Tan to Cha Eun Sang when they were in the movie theaters in California, which is the scene that first kicked-off their love line.
Here are the lines from top to bottom, left to right:
“Lean your heart on me, not your head.”
“Let’s take courage
It is very clear that model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin is no doubt, one of the hottest stars on the market these days.
When he appeared in SBS’ “Gentleman’s Dignity” and KBS’ “School 2013,” he was not as noticed. However, after his stellar performances on SBS’ “The Heirs” and the film “Friend 2,” Kim Woo Bin proved to be a hit-maker and has solidified his position as a top actor.
Even among strong acting seniors such as Yoo Oh Sung and Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin’s charisma still left a deep impression on viewers. His unique face and modelesque body-line aren’t the only factors to his popularity but his acting skills as well. Recently, actresses Jeon Do Hyun and Ha Ji Won picked Kim Woo Bin as the actor they will be keeping an eye on in the future
KBS’s upcoming romantic period noir Age of Feeling has released some photos from their recent poster shoot, and they’re lookin’ pretty good. It’s kind of amazing how Kim Hyun-joong went from playing the quintessential flower boy, all prettiness and gentle demeanor, and now he looks like a pretty creditable tough guy. The transformation really begun with his role in City Conquest, but considering how we never got to actually see any of it, this will be the real debut of Rough-n-Tumble Hyun-joong.
I try not to get too excited about poster shoots or promo materials, because they can often lead you astray and you never know till the actual product is before you. But for promo stills, these are very nice ones, and capture the flavor of the period nicely. (That would be 1930s Shanghai, populated by a mix of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese characters
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.
Bookie Gong celebrates with his team now that they’ll be competing in the semifinals, and tells everyone that he had a dream about vomiting—so by that logic, he’s vomited out all the bad and that means there’s only good ahead
SBS has released a few set of stills from The Heirs and the featured image I chose for this post is the powerful scene where Tan (Lee Min Ho) dragged Ki Ae (Kim Sung Ryung) to face everyone, made sure she stood beside him and admitted she is his birth mother. To me, Tan is more gutsy than his father. One would argue Tan has nothing to lose and Daddy Kim has reasons to hide Ki Ae but after all this years, I’d argue he can at least start to right the wrong he has done now. I do get that if the news of him being in an affair and inability to handle his women directly reflect his ability in running Jeguk in public’s eyes, however, he’s already retired so it should be time to deal with these issues. Compensate both women he has hurt would be something manly to do. No?
Let’s hope the wrap up for the ending will be reasonably satisfactory and all loose end tie up
Prime Minister and I: Episode 1 RECAP by Drama Beans
We open at a banquet hall where preparations are underway, leading up to the arrival of our hero, Prime Minister KWON YUL (Lee Beom-soo) and his wife, NAM DA-JUNG (Yoon-ah), who greet the roomful of dignitaries with a smile.
But there’s a different story that lies beneath those adoring smiles as the power couple turns to each other… and exchange looks of distaste.
An imagined Matrix style fight scene points to a more tense and hostile relationship between them. And while the world may regard her husband as a respected public figure, our heroine doesn’t share in that opinion because, well, they’re in a contract marriage
There are more 2013 Mwave Drama Awards to be handed out, and we’re back this week to spotlight some of our favorite onscreen couples!
Scroll down to see if your favorite pair made the shortlist and remember to stay tuned for more. Remember, we’ll be rolling out different categories every single Tuesday this month - read about the nominees in our news section, then go vote in our poll section!
Zo In Sung and Song Hye Gyo
After a much too long hiatus, Zo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo made respectable comebacks to the small screen early this year in melodrama That Winter, the Wind Blows.
The classic bad-boy-falls-for-good-girl storyline with the ever so K-Dramatic fake-sibling love twist kept viewers tuning in every week, but what sealed the deal for us was that cotton candy kiss
There are more 2013 Mwave Drama Awards to be handed out, and we’re back this week to spotlight some of our favorite onscreen bromances!
Scroll down to see if your favorite bros made the shortlist and remember to stay tuned for more. Remember, we’ll be rolling out different categories every single Tuesday this month - read about the nominees in our news section, then go vote in our poll section!
Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin
Perhaps the most public of all the bromances this year, Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Binwere thrust together for School 2013. Even though the two were total enemies in the beginning, of course, once the layers were peeled back, viewers were able to see the deep friendship that used to exist - which then resurfaced in the best possibly way
“The Prime Minister and I” has a decent premiere in the ratings taking in more than 5% of viewers.
According to the Nielson Korea ratings, the first episode of KBS2‘s “Prime Minister and I” brought in approximate 5.9% of viewers, placing it third among Mon-Tues dramas.
This is an increase from the previous drama “Marry Him if You Dare” that occupied the same time slot on KBS2. The last episode of “Marry Him if You Dare” brought in 4.1% of viewers, giving KBS2 an1.8% increase in viewership for the time slot.
MBC‘s drama “Empress Ki” is still the reigning champ among Mon-Tues dramas capturing an astonishing 20.2% of the viewers. SBS‘s “One Warm Word” placed second among Mon-Tues dramas, bringing in 6