Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kim Jae Won X Lee Ki Kwang X Kim Seung Soo in Happy Together 3.

Happy Together Season 3 features actor Kim Jae Won, Kim Seung Soo and HIGHLIGHT's Lee Ki Kwang for explanation time... 

Kim Jae Won explained that he was in the program 3 years ago and how did his 'killer smile' came to the limelight. He laughed a lot in the past. Soon he discovered the viewers wanted something else rather than just the killer smile, so he escaped from the public. In fact there was a sad story behind that killer smile. It seems like a gorgeous appearance but he was stressed out. He struggled with his agency, drank alcohol and smoked too. 

When it comes to fan meetings, Kim Jae Won mentioned Japanese fans aged from 92-100 turned up and he expressed his gratitude towards them. He reckoned he should remember them even if they have lost their memory. From there, he started to repent and reflect a lot.

Lee Ki Kwang was ranked first in Asian magazines in foreign magazine last year. Yoo Jae Suk testified that "Lee Dong Wook came in ninth place and Park Bo Gum was in the 19th spot." Ki Kwang said, "Their positions were below me." Kim Seung Soo commented that  Ki Kwang has a nice face and a masculine charm. Unlike the  cute images, Ki Kwang who performed a lot on stage, said, "I was not in a bad shape at the time, but I was too lazy to look at myself." In the past, he had received a self-imposed order from his agency based on the incident of "Fisherman's Mystery".

As for Kim Seung Soo, he is always branded as a veteran actor. His roles include single man to father with a daughter, that many people have mistaken him as a married man. At some meetings, his acquaintances starting coming up to him asking him to introduce if he has some good friends. Somehow the atmosphere was a little strange. He admitted due to his age, it is not easy to find a partner to settle down. It came to light and rumours when A-Pink's Son Na Eun was his ideal type. He knows he's in a hurry to meet the right woman to settle down.

Stethoscope confession ♥♥♥ on Hospital Ship drama.

On 19th October, MBC's drama Hospital Ship airs Episode 31-32 with sweet confession between the two main doctors lead. 

Hyun was hospitalised after been shot by the gangsters and starting to recover. Meanwhile Young Eun (Wang Ji Won) plans to return to New York seeing that Hyun has given up on her. She visits Eun Jae and sees Hyun for the last time. 

Kwak Hyun (Kang Min Hyuk) discovers that Song Eun Jae (Ha Ji Won) has given his doctor's authority to another doctor. Geoje Jeil Hospital fellow doctor wonders why Hyun was angry when Kim Jae Geol (Lee Seo Won) did mentioned before they are just colleagues. Hyun went back to the hospital ship to be welcomed happily on board by the rest of the crew for his safe return. 

Hyun was annoyed again to see Eun Jae was treating his patients when she hasn't even seen his face at all. He asked her if she ever missed him only to be shot down by a cold answer- No.
Aww...Eun Jae needs to push and pull again after what Hyun has gone through to save her life. Taken back, he asked why isn't she looking straight into his eye. She avoided at any costs.

Eun Jae finds the stethoscope lying on the floor when it was a gift for him. Hyun grabbed her and put the stethoscope on her heart. He commented that her heart beat is out of normal range. He wonders whom her heart beats to? Hyun asked again if she wants to start a relationship.
Flustered, Eun Jae didn't know what to answer. He then insisted that they should start dating. Instead of answering, Eun Jae just smiled brightly while he pulled her in for a big hug. 

It was a big crisis as Eun Jae is on the brink to be kicked out from the hospital ship due to financial pressure. They received a notice to remove the surgeon but the crew needed Eun Jae's skills. 

Eun Jae feels a bit uncomfortable to have people know that they are going out. The two started texting each other happily. Jae Geol sees he stands no chance to woo Eun Jae and gives up. 

Hyun plans for their first date but she turned up in a disgruntled appearance. Hah!  Just shows how typical  Song Eun Jae when it comes to work- she carries a professional and calm demeanour but when it's relationship/love- as what her young brother said she's rather helpless! 

Things didn't turn out well at the restaurant date, she even fell asleep at the movie theatre! Hyun still finds her cute and advises her not to try too hard for the first date. She just need to be herself in a comfortable way. After all she is all relaxed beside him...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

D.O, Park Hye Soo tap dance in Swing Kids movie.

The film 'Swing Kids' (director Kang Hyung-chul) completed the main cast including EXO's Do Kyung Soo (D.O) and actress Park Hye Soo for full shooting. 

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'Swing Kids' is the story of a North Korean soldier who inadvertently danced his way into tapped dancing with the background of the Geoje prison camp where the North Korean and Chinese POWs were held during the Korean War in 1951.

PD Kang who directed 'Speedy Scandal' (8.24 million viewers · 2008) 'Sunny' (7.36 million viewers · 2011), Tazza: The Hidden Card (401 million viewers · 2014).

Spotting a G.I hair cut, D.O plays the role of Roh Ki Soo- a young North Korean solder. Park Hye-soo loses his father during the war and supports her family while studying English and Chinese and plays an active role as a dance interpreter.

Jarred Grimes plays as the world 's leading tap dancer and actor, is responsible for the US military's Jackson who literally created the tap-dance Swing Kids with the captives. Grimes has performed with Mariah Carey and stood before the ex-President Obama. 

Oh Jung Se plays as Kang Byung Sam who dances with a heartfelt desire to find his lost wife.
Kim Min Ho plays the role of Xiaofang. 

Swing Kids will start shooting on the 18th October and will be released next year in cinemas.

Lee Hong Ki is in for tVN's Hwayoogi drama.

FT Island's Lee Hong Ki (27) has confirmed his role on cable channel  network tvN for the upcoming Saturday drama 'Hwayoogi' (writers Hong sisters, director Park Hong-kyun).

'Hwa Yoo Gi' is a fantasy romance drama that depicts the story of a controversial contradiction between an ancient decadent Western legend and a decadent bloody party- a god of destiny, Son Woo Kong, an attractive celebrity and an ogre.

Hong Ki plays as a low-treble and top-star P.K (Pike). He could charm any woman easily. His character that brings vitality and dramatic fun to the drama between Sun Woo Kong and Bull Demon King with various information obtained by weapons of the strongest recognition and affinity.

The production crew said, "I'm sure that Lee Hong Ki will boast a 200% synchronous rate and a low-profile system that will live as a world-famous top-star P.K. Lee Hong-ki's outstanding acting power and delightful charm will energise the drama."

Actors Cha Seung-won, singer Lee Seung-gi, and actress Oh Yeon-seo are part of the main casts as well. 

On the other hand, 'Hwa Yoo Gi' is a play by Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran- well known as Hong Sisters who have written 'Queen Seondeok' (2009),  'The Greatest Love' (2011) and 'Master's Sun' (2013) 

The first episode is to be aired on December. 

JBJ's Fantasy competes with Wanna One and RAINZ.

The upcoming trend with the eliminated trainees from Produce 101: Season 2 has spin off another unit group JBJ. JBJ managed to achieve their dreams with final debut with a mini album entitled Fantasy.

JBJ delights viewers and fans with voices and charms from members Roh Tae Hyun, Takada Kenta, Kim Sang Gun, Kim Yong Guk, Kwon Hyun Bin and Kim Dong Han. Of course the favourable trainees during the Produce 101 were Kenta and Hyun Bin. 

"Fantasy" is a dance song that can be seen in JBJ's dandy & sexy charisma. Members Kim Sang Gun and Kwon Hyun Bin have participated in composing the lyrics. JBJ members have thanked Wanna One and RAINZ for creating the boy group projects at their showcase in the Korea University Hwajeong Gymnasium.

Kim Dong Han, the youngest of the team said, "I hope that it will be a good opportunity to show our talents and face to those who are not familiar with JBJ." 

Unlike Wanna One and RAINZ who will promoting heavily for a year or so, JBJ will only be active for the next coming 7 months so the members take it as a test period and will work hard for it. 

RAINZ reigns with OST soundtrack.

The new boy band unit RAINZ 레인즈  spins off from Produce 101: Season 2 program has been making a name for themselves. After participating in the survival program, the members made new friends and struggled hard to get a spot in the finale. However after the 11 members were voted and chosen as Wanna One, the remaining trainees returned to continue their solo activities and some have debuted as new groups.

                              레인즈 RAINZ 미니앨범 '선샤인 Sunshine' 쇼케이스

RAINZ consists of seven members- Seo Sung Hyuk, Hong Eun Gi, Byun Hyun Min, Kim Sung Ri, Lee Ki Won, Joo Won Tak and Jung Dae Hyun. RAINZ made their first debut in October. They are currently signed up for a year promotion for the unit. 

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RAINZ contributed to MBC OST drama - Hospital Ship (starring Ha Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk) with the title song 'Let It Go, Let It Be' which provides the up-tempo tune. 

Viewers and music fans are always excited to know the original singer behind the drama song. 
The tune somehow felt good,  with the lyrics which was suitable for the drama particularly- it relates to the relationship between Song Eun Jae felt about Kwak Hyun. 

I'm gonna let it go, let it be, let it go
흐르는 대로 내 맘을                                       (I'm giving you my heart)
너에게 맡길 거야                                           (wherever it flows....)
오늘도 나에게 바람이 분다                          (today the wind blows on me again)

또 누군가를 원하고 있기에                          (because I am someone again...)
혼자가 편하고 자유롭다 말하면서도          (I say I like to be alone and free again)
내 눈 내 귄 너 하나만 찾았어 워                (But my eyes and ears are only looking at you)

너는 그렇게 내 맘속 가까이   (Just as you come close to my heart)
퍼즐 맞추듯 다가왔어 내게로  (Like a piece of puzzle coming together)
나를 부르듯 너를 부르듯          (The future is coming)
다가온 미래는                           (as if it's calling to you and me)

시간이 다 말해 줄 거야             (Only time can tell...)

RAINZ has been featured in KBS2TV Music Bank, MNet countdown, Arirang radio K, and promoting their new MV Juliette. Their first mini album 'Sunshine' has kicked off on music stations and online gaining lots of attention.

Produce 101: S2 has somehow made many trainees debuted in individual projects and units.
Not only the trainees were featured in many variety programs, talk shows and radio, everyone seems to be aware of their existence. The new groups are successful in their own ways, especially they are doing well in promoting themselves to the nation.

I think viewers are starting to pay attention to these trainees who have worked so hard in their lives, well..everyone knows about the popularity of Kang Daniel and Park Ji Hoon since they were the top two, however each trainee has their own colour and charms. 

Good luck to RAINZ on their debut! 화이띵! 

What if the Greek Goddess arrives in Korea?

The first digital drama of Studio-On-Style 'Oh! Dear Half Basement Goddess' (playwright, Hwang Jung-young, director Kim Ki-yoon, Lee Rang) held its production presentation on October 18th at Amoris Hall in Times Square, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul.

Actress Ha Yeon Soo, Cha Jeong Won, Girls Day Soo Jin, Hae Ryeong, Park Sung Woo and PD Kim Ki Yoon along with PD Lee were present.  

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'Oh! Dear Half Basement Goddess' is about the Greek goddess who came to South Korea to spread love and peace. The goddesses come to life in the room of the house in Mapo-gu.
They build up great achievements to be left in the myths and come down to Korea with the aspiration to become a Class A goddess. However, it is difficult to pay for the high rent and living expenses and all the precious metals left in the pawn shop.

Through the story of a Greek goddesses living in Korea as women in their 20's and 30's in 2017, it displays the pain of young people of this age who are suffering from the gap between ideal and reality.

Ha Yeon Soo plays goddess Iris mentioned that it is a fantasy like drama and the story characters that reveal the charms are automatically developed by the roles. So Jin plays the goddess of wisdom- Metis. Cha Jeong Won plays the goddess of persuasion Peyto who is rather polished. Hae Ryeong plays the goddess of worry- Oegis. 

Meanwhile Park Sung Woo from Produce 101: S2 program debuts as a magical boy- Go Jae Woo is a guy who runs a pawn shop inherited from his father. He then lends money as a mortgage for the goddesses. Park made a pledge that if the first episode exceeds 1000 views, he would give free hugs!  (Ok! He's cute) C'mon people...start watching this drama! 

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'Oh! Dear Half Basement Goddess'  will be aired for the first time through NAVER TV at 11.00 pm on the 19th October 2017. 

Kim Hee Chul still suffers pain from accident 12 years ago.

Hallyu group 'Super Junior' member- Kim Hee Chul has confessed recently that he still suffers from the pain on his leg after the car accident 11 years ago. It is understood that the group is preparing for a come-back in November since most members are back from mandatory army services. The biggest concern came for Hee Chul as he is unlikely to participate actively in the come back due to his injury.

On the 18th November, Hee Chul has mentioned in his SNS that he cannot really use his left leg due to the injury he suffered 11 years ago. From the surface, it is seen he is smiling, laughing and joking away but the injury has been lingering for a long time.

However he doesn't like dancing around because of his leg injury. He mentioned if one doesn't control the mind properly, he might feel more intense pain so he needs to have more positive thoughts for his condition.

Hee Chul might not be able to carry out the normal activities as his chronic leg pain but Super Junior's comeback will proceed as usual. 

Recently he has undergone a surgery from the accident that happened in summer 2006.

We wish Hee Chul all the best in the health and hope to see him smiling again.

Tension rises in Hospital Ship when Kang Min Hyuk is shot.

In the recent episode of Hospital Ship 병원선, Song Eun Jae (played by Ha Ji Won) is taken as hostage by the drugs triad leader who forces her to perform an operation on the big boss who was seriously injured. Kwak Hyun (played by Kang Min Hyuk) volunteers to accompany Eun Jae to assist her in the operation.

Eun Jae observed the urgent situation and instructed Hyun to carry on the operation. She advised that the scalpel is a tool to save people's lives. They cannot turn it into a weapon of destruction. Hyun is quite reluctant to do so as laparotomy is a major operation which requires to be carried out in a proper hospital not at a rundown warehouse without medical equipment. 
The armed gun triad man threatened the doctors to carry out the operation within 3 hours. If they exceed by 1 minute, the rest of the members on board will be killed. Trembling with anxiety, Eun Jae suggested to transfer the patient on board for the operation. Hyun advised her to focus on saving the current injured patient. They will deal with the aftermath later and no matter what happens; they are not to be blamed for anything. 

Eun Jae and Hyun learned that the victim requires blood transfusion during the surgery and blood type required is B-type. They began collecting O and B-blood types from the staffs on board. Surgery was completed within 3 hours, however the gunman didn't keep his promise threatening to shoot Eun Jae. Hyun decided to swap his position as a hostage instead of Eun Jae.


The marine police came in time; angrily the gunman turned to Hyun and shot him. Hyun collapsed and was seriously injured with Eun Jae scrambling to her feet to save him.
They rushed Hyun to the Geoje Jeil Hospital with her telling him not to fall asleep. Eun Jae is determined to carry out the surgery calmly to ensure Hyun is safe. Jae Geol could see the tears and how Eun Jae is struggling inside to maintain her posture in the surgery room. Young Eun turned up only to be advised by Jae Geol that no one else could do that except for Eun Jae.
He felt a bit disappointed that he isn't the one lying on the surgery table instead Hyun took the bullet for Eun Jae. 

Hyun survived and regained consciousness. Eun Jae started to break down when he asked her if she is hurt anywhere as he wiped her tears. 

I knew it!! needs a scene where Hyun has to sacrifice himself or get injured to have Eun Jae realised how important he is to her. Are we waiting to see sparks fly off later on? Come to think of it, Hyun's mother knew  about Young Eun's web of lies. Hyun doesn't even have time to worry for Young Eun but only for Eun Jae's safety. Scriptwriter- can we speed up the happy relationship for Eun Jae and Hyun? I feel bad for Jae Geol too...he's a nice fella.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Highlight & BTOB simultaneous come back with new albums.

Groups HIGHLIGHT and BTOB are making their comeback.  Highlight (originally Beast) are the seniors in the industry and previously from Cube Entertainment which now houses BTOB.

Highlight members Yoon Do Jun, Yoon Jun-hyung, Yang Yo Sub, Lee Ki-kwang and Sohn Dong-woon released their second mini-album "Celebrate" on 16th October.
It is a rock-based dance song that is a title song made by the producer 'Good Life' by member Jun-hyung. 


In addition, the rest of members contributed to six songs on album "Love Like This," which was produced by member Lee Ki-kwang. Since previously Beast members left Cube Entertainment after their contract expired, BTOB has became the boy band representative of the company. 
BTOB released their 2nd album entitled 'Brother (Act)' . The album consists of 13 songs.
The album, which was featured in the movie Sister Act, features one play from the first track "Prelude: Day" to "Finale: Our Concert" .

Highlight and BTOB said they did not intend to compete with the showcase on each day. BTOB mentioned, "Beast were like their seniors/brothers from the past and they liked them too.Since their seniors are releasing the albums on the same day so they will cheer support them as well."