AOA SeolHyun Gets Fantastic Reviews on Drama 'Ugly Alert'

AOA SeolHyun Gets Fantastic Reviews on Drama 'Ugly Alert'

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AOA SeolHyun Gets Fantastic Reviews on Drama 'Ugly Alert' AOA Sul Hyun Gets Fantastic Reviews on Drama ‘Monnani’AOA's SeolHyun has been receiving nothing but great reviews on the well-balanced portrayal of her character in SBS daily drama 'Ugly Alert.'

Playing an aspiring actress in the drama, Seolhyun skillfully developed the character's childish, immature personality traits as the youngest sibling and is making significant contributions to the overall quality of the drama.

Previously appearing in 'My Daughter Seo Young' as the acting tutor, Seol Hyun is continuing to add to her promising career as an actress. Interestingly, after playing the bright, upbeat character, Seol Hyun herself has had a swift in her personality toward that of her character.

"The director has been encouraging me that I am the perfect person to play the character. So I am continuing to give my best to meet his expectations," SeolHyun remarked.

She added, "AOA members are all surprised by the change in my personality. Everyone around me is in shock at how much I am into my character."

'Ugly Alert' is currently the undisputed daily drama champ and seeks to continue its popularity for the long haul.

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"Princess Aurora - Drama" wins over "Ugly Alert"

MBC daily drama "Princess Aurora - Drama" gets the first laugh in the competition with SBS "Ugly Alert".

According to Nielsen Korea on the 21st, "Princess Aurora - Drama" rated 11.0% while "Ugly Alert" recorded 7.0%.

"Princess Aurora - Drama" is written by Im Seong-han from "Miss Mermaid" and "Love in Heaven" and was high expected by many even before it came out. In addition, "Oh Ja-ryeong is Coming" ended with near 20% so this high percentage was to be expected.

"Princess Aurora - Drama" also started off with Im Seong-han's provocative setting and drew attention.

"Ugly Alert" didn't have an influence from the previous episode of "The Birth of a Family - Drama" which ended with 6.8%.

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Updated cast and images for the upcoming Korean drama

Updated cast and images for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert"

Updated cast and images for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert" (2013)

Directed by Sin Yoon-seob

Written by Jung Ji-woo

Network : SBS

With Kang So-ra, Im Joo-hwan, Kang Byeol, Choi Tae-joon, Seolhyun, Ahn Nae-sang,...

120 episodes - Mon~Fri 19:20

Formerly known as "Bravo My Life" ( , beu-ra-bo ma-i-la-i-peu) and "My Ugly Brother" ( , mot-nan-i ul-oppa)

Synopsis

A drama that shows the meaning of family and how everyone within that frame understand and heal each other although sometimes they can be jealous and ignore each other.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2013/05/20

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[Video] Added new images and teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean drama

[Video] Added new images and teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert"

Added new images and teaser trailer for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert"

"Ugly Alert" (2013)

Directed by Sin Yoon-seob

Written by Jung Ji-woo

Network : SBS

With Kang So-ra, Im Joo-hwan, Choi Tae-joon, Choi Yoon-yeong-I, Shin So-yul, Kang I-seok,...

Mon~Fri 19:20

Formerly known as "Bravo My Life" ( , beu-ra-bo ma-i-la-i-peu) and "My Ugly Brother" ( , mot-nan-i ul-oppa)

Synopsis

A drama that shows the meaning of family and how everyone within that frame understand and heal each other although sometimes they can be jealous and ignore each other.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2013/05/20

More

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Kang Sora and Im Joo Hwan To Headline 'Ugly Alert', A Daily Drama About Family

Kang Sora and Im Joo Hwan To Headline 'Ugly Alert', A Daily Drama About Family

Kang Sora, Im Joo Hwan, Ugly Alert, k-drama star awards

Kang Sora and Im Joo Hwan To Headline 'Ugly Alert', A Daily Drama About Family Kang So RaKang Sora and Im Joo Hwan To Headline 'Ugly Alert', A Daily Drama About Family Im Joo HwanWhat exactly is family? A new drama explains that the people who helpand support you can become your family and they may do a better jobthan the people who raised you. When your real family's choices makeyour life difficult, sometimes friends can give you a new chance. Andsometimes giving someone else a chance can change your life for thebetter.

That's the story of the upcoming drama, "Ugly Alert." The hero isGong Joon Su, a man who has had a rough life and early on had to fendfor himself. He takes the blame for a murder his younger sibling commitsand serves time in prison. There he learns to sew and acquires a trade.

With his newly acquired skills Gong Joon Su, played by Im Joo Hwan,goes to work for Na Do Hee at a fashion company. Na Do Hee, played byKang So Ra, has inherited her job because her grandfather built thecompany. But even though she inherited her position, she is seriousabout doing a good job and is something of a workaholic.

Gong Joon Su is Im's first role since finishing his military servicein February. Before serving in the military, Im played Park Kyu in thedrama, "Tamra, the Island" and appeared as Han Baek in the film, "AFrozen Flower."

Kang Sora has appeared in the movies "Sunny 2010," "Paparoti" and the drama "Dream High 2."

Also appearing in the drama is actor and singer Kim Hyun Woo. Heplays Kang Cheol Soo, a friend of Gong Joon Su's sister, Gong Jin Joo,played by Choi Yoon Young.

Hyun Woo, a member of the pop group 24/7, made his acting debut inthe film "A Frozen Flower" and was later seen in several dramas,including "Pasta," "Dream" and "Deep-Rooted Tree."

Last year, Choi appeared in the drama "My Daughter Seo Young" as Choi Ho Jung.

Sin Yoon Sub, best known for his work directing the series "Rooftop Prince," will direct. Jung Ji Woo has written the script.

The production company's representative, Kim Hyun Jung, described thedrama as the story of a man deemed worthless who still manages thechange the lives of the people around him.

"The story delivers on the meaning of family even though they are notblood related," said Kim. "It's a touching, moving story that willnevertheless contain plenty of drama, including revenge and affairs."

"Ugly Alert" will be a daily drama series and will air in May.

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Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama

Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert"

Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Ugly Alert" (2013)

Directed by Sin Yoon-seob

Written by Jung Ji-woo

Network : SBS

With Kang So-ra, Im Joo-hwan, Choi Tae-joon, Choi Yoon-yeong-I, Shin So-yul, Kang I-seok,...More

Mon~Fri 19:20

Formerly known as "Bravo My Life" ( , beu-ra-bo ma-i-la-i-peu) and "My Ugly Brother" ( , mot-nan-i ul-oppa)

Synopsis

A drama that shows the meaning of family and how everyone within that frame understand and heal each other although sometimes they can be jealous and ignore each other.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2013/05

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AOA’s Seolhyun cast in new SBS daily drama ‘Ugly Alert’

AOA’s Seolhyun cast in new SBS daily drama ‘Ugly Alert’

AOAs Seolhyun cast in new SBS daily drama Ugly Alert

AOAs Seolhyun has been cast in the daily drama Ugly Alert!

Her label revealed that Seolhyun will be joining the cast of the new SBS as the youngest daughter in the family. She plays the character Gong Na Ri, a bright girl who dreams of becoming an actor. This is her second drama after her role on My Daughter Seoyoung.

Seolhyun stated, Im nervous about doing a new project, and Im also burdened. But I want to work hard again by thinking of it as another learning experience. I also want to touch the hearts of people.

The drama will begin airing in May.

Tip: Hugh

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Kang So-ra in the new SBS drama

Kang So-ra in the new SBS drama "Ugly Alert"

The new SBS drama which was called "Bravo My Life" is now called "Ugly Alert" starring lead actress Kang So-ra and actor Im Joo-hwan.

Produced by Sin Yoon-seob and written by Jung Ji-woo from "My Love, Ugly", "Ugly Alert" announced the domination of daily dramas with its strong base story and mass scale. This drama advocates humanism dramas in which a man who seems pathetic; he changes his surroundings and looks around at the relationships that he has around him.

Kang So-ra and Im Joo-hwan who are known for their acting are in the lead. Kang So-ra takes on the role of Na Do-hee, the goody-good daughter of a fashion company which was built by her grandfather. Im Joo-hwan takes on the role of Gong Joon-soo, a character who masters the art of sewing while in prison in place of his brother for murder and works at Na Do-hee's store.

Kang So-ra stood out in the movies "Sunny - 2010", "Paparoti" and drama "Dream High 2". Im Joo-hwan has been proven for his talents when he won the Best Rookie Award at the 2009 Cultural Arts Awards. "Ugly Alert" is his first drama since his military service.

Production company director Kim Hyeon-jeong-I says, "'Ugly Alert' is a human drama in which a silly and worthless man changes the people around him. It also delivers the meaning of 'family' even though they are not blood related. This drama will consist of everything touching and moving besides the extremity of revenge and affairs".

Meanwhile, "Ugly Alert" will be aired after "The Birth of a Family" in May.

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Weekly Recap: Military enlistments, racism alert, and fanboy V gets into hot water

Weekly Recap: Military enlistments, racism alert, and fanboy V gets into hot water

This week started out pretty slow with no hope of getting any better throughout the week. There were couple teaser releases here and there while Big Bang made efforts to keep up the hype with a string of bonus clips taken from "Bae Bae."

It wasn"t until mid-week when much more dramatic news and updates started to surface, starting with Kim Hyun Joong"s lawsuit with his ex as well as highly anticipated solo debut/comebacks.

Let"s see if you"ve been keeping up with the latest K-Pop News!

Kim Hyun Joong is finally enlisting

Kim Hyung Joong has had enough and he is leaving all the mess aside for his upcoming enlistment which was confirmed to be set on May 12. According to the reps, Kim Hyun Joong is no longer allowed to postpone the date, but what"s also crazy is that it was just reported that his ex-girlfriend was suing Kim Hyun Joong for 1.6 billion KRW (1.5 million USD) in compensation for psychological and emotional stress and suffering due to malicious comments. Talk about impeccable timing for Kim Hyun Joong to be leaving NOW.

Though the issue is real and severe, it"s difficult not to feel sympathetic for the soon-to-be born baby who later has to deal with the aftermath of what his/her parents created.

In other news, Super Junior"s Donghae will be enlisting soon and was reported to have passed the test to be a conscripted policeman.

BoA asks, "Who Are You?"

BoA is back! Now, this is just a pre-release, but it doesn"t mean that it isn"t at par with the full album release.

It may sound like a J-Pop track at first especially because of the way BoA enunciates certain phrases. However, the more you listen to it, you can hear the distorted electric piano instrumentals fading out and find yourself vibing to the song and its bright melody as well as queen BoA"s established vocals in its entirety.

The tracks isn"t exceptionally exciting, nor does it have any interesting transitions, but it does highlight the traditional sound of BoA that we all know and love.

Brownie points for ending the MV with EXO"s Sehun.

Hyunseung makes a comeback as a solo artist!

It seems as though Hyunseung has finally graduated from being HyunA"s Clyde as the idol was seen getting a bit frisky with another woman in his latest drop, "You"re The First." The fun mid-tempo club dance track has heavy synth, auto tune, along with trap/EDM and hint of jazzy beats.

The MV matches the overall sound of the track with beautiful girls and colorful neon lighting, which are always entertaining to look at--not to mention Hyunseung"s impressive footwork during his dance break.

More of Tao making headlines

According to a Chinese news source, EXO"s Tao has left to U.S. for treatment and studies while SM Entertainment continues to leave us hanging with exponentially increasing rumors of his leave by staying silent.

Am I surprised by this? No. Are fans shocked? Probably not. Tao hasn"t been promoting with EXO for quite some time now and we all know that he is still going out and about whether it"s in China or Korea. The boy was also seen celebrating his birthday alone, meaning without other EXO members. And to further add on to the speculations, Tao just recently updated his Instagram account from "EXO-Tao" to "Z.Tao."

Please, have mercy and either cut it loose with Tao now or hang tighter and give us some good news soon.

EXID vs. TMZ

Wait, a TMZ reporter did what?! This past week, one female reporter from TMZ was literally ripped in two when a video covering the girl group at LAX showed the reporter poking fun at EXID"s Junghwa"s accent with a humiliatingly subpar imitation. From what the video shows, the female reporter received disapproving looks from fellow staff members in the room as she defended herself saying that she would have done a British accent if it had been a British girl.

Several K-Pop idols, such as Amber, Taecyeon, and Park Joon Hyung, have come forward to express their discomfort on the matter via SNS, but of course TMZ remained silent.

There were two contrasting responses to the issue, but I personally didn"t agree with what the TMZ reporter did, and also think that what she did was "racist," whether it was intended or not. To a certain extent, I think we can all agree that what the reporter did was rude, offensive, and uncalled for.

Amidst everything wrong about this segment, couldn"t she have at least gotten their name right!? It"s E-X-I-D, E!! C"mon! You must have written it down somewhere in your gigantic notebook!!

BTS"s V criticized for his actions during "M! Countdown"

BTS"s energizer V was recently under fire for his actions during this week"s airing of "M! Countdown." K-netizens on Nate Pann, including fans and non-fans of Big Bang and EXID, criticized V on his "inconsiderate" actions as he was seen singing/mouthing the lyrics to Big Bang"s "Loser." In attempts to put the case to rest, V explained his actions via Twitter. However, K-netizens were not so forgiving of V especially after the rumors accusing BTS of "sajaegi (bulk buying)."

Seeing that BTS is starting to gain much interest from the K-netizens as well as the charts since their last release, it is to no one"s surprise that they will be gaining some haters and people who are just waiting nitpick at every move they make. And as we all know by now, some K-netizens are malicious and merciless at best.

However, in this case, even if it was clear to ARMYs that V was just "fanboying," it is also understandable that his actions could have been misinterpreted by those, who aren"t as well-informed about the idol, as immature and disrespectful. It also didn"t help that the boy was singing a song titled "Loser" at that particular moment.

V is no doubt endearing and many times too adorable to handle, but knowing that they are promoting in a society where seniority and common manners are crucial, it would be in their best interest to be more careful about how they act at least during official show programs and performances where everyone, not just ARMYs, are watching.

"Epik High 2015 North American Tour" Giveaway!

If you haven"t heard yet, allkpop has teamed up with Epik High on their journey to North America for their upcoming "Epik High 2015 North American Tour"! This week, we"ve announced that we are holding a giveaway contest, consisting of various prizes from autographed CDs, posters, to even FREE TICKETS to the concert, for the most epic Epik High fans.

This opportunity is only available on allkpop so check it out here before time runs out! Winners will be announced next week on Wednesday (May 13), along with their respective prizes. They will be contacted via direct message on Instagram (from official allkpop Instagram account) or through their 6theory Account here.

If you haven"t purchased your tickets yet, tickets for additional stops as well as the original stops are available for purchase here.

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Phantom

Phantom"s Hanhae releases cypher video for "Neck Breaker" feat. Ugly Duck and Digiri

Phantom

Phantom"s Hanhae showed off his rapping skills in the cypher video for "Neck Breaker," off his upcoming first solo album!

Ugly Duck from AOMG and Digiri also supported his solo debut by participating in the track. Pre-orders have already begun for Hanhae"s solo album, which will be released online and offline on the 30th! Hanhae will also hold an album-release party "365" on February 6 for which ticket sales have already begun on Interpark!

Check out the cypher video above!

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