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KBS2 Wed-Thurs drama ‘Baker King Kim Tak Goo’ that ended last 16th with its 30 episodes will be coming forth to meet audiences again on the night of 23rd September with its special programme.

On this day’s Kim Tak Goo special, main casts Yoon Siyun, Juwon, Eugene, Lee Young Ah etc will be releasing the BTS stories and each’s special talents like singing that were never before revealed.

Yoon Siyun who sung for Kim Tak Goo’s OST ‘Only You’ will be disclosing the footage of this for the first time. Also, Juwon who was borne a musical actress will be flaunting her sweet vocals as well.

Child actor Oh Jaemu who portrayed perfectly as the young Kim Tak Goo with his amazing acting skills will also be revealing his dance moves.

In addition, the casts will be talking about famous scenes and the kissing king as well, which attracts about attention. Apart from kissing, other famous scenes from romancing, aggrevation, grief etc will also be disclosed.

Kim Tak Goo who recorded ratings as high as 50% and who’s collated much topic of discussions will be airing its special edition on this day, and with that, dramas vying for the same timeslot like SBS ‘My girlfriend is Gumiho’ and MBC ‘Playful Kiss’ are worrying alot on that. After Kim Tak Goo ended its telecast last week, both the dramas have to continue battling for a war of the nerves with this day’s special edition of Kim Tak Goo.

SBS ‘My girlfriend is a Gumiho’ will still have their vying worth. Possessing a story element that could attract about a large group of audiences along with its story development, ‘My girlfriend is a Gumiho’ who hasn’t been able to shine because of Kim Tak Goo will be showing its 13th, 14th episode on this day continuously. This drama that will end on 30th that portrays the positive development between Daewoong (Lee Seung-gi) and Miho (Shin Min-ah) is inducing much curiosity from many audiences, and now with their continuous airing of two episodes, audiences will pay very high attention to them.

As for Playful Kiss, it is not facing a good situation. Having started out later than My Girlfriend is Gumiho and Kim Tak Goo, it’s been recording about 3% plus of low ratings with each of its episode. Despite Kim Tak Goo ending its final run on 16th September, this drama recorded lowest ratings of itself at 2.8%.

With its strong rival ‘Kim Tak Goo’ gone, it managed to have a 2 times increase in its drama ratings at 6.3% according to AGB Nilson Center where it records its highest ratings of all time and sheds some light of hope. As KBS’ big follow-up work ‘Fugitive’ awaits its telecast on upcoming 29th September, whether or not the ratings for Playful Kiss will be maintained at where it is now or not, it certainly needs to be encouraged further in such a situation.

On 23rd September, it is expected that Playful Kiss will be facing a real huge challenge coming from KBS ‘Kim Tak Goo Special’ and 2 continuous episodes of SBS ‘My girlfriend is Gumiho’.

So how will this Wed-Thurs battle with Kim Tak Goo making its comeback end up like? Everyone is highly curious.

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English translation by Ode

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Micky Yoochun’s ‘Sung gyun kwan Scandal’ is the Number 1 most anticipated latter-half-year drama.

In the survey that was conducted by Joynews24 beginning last July 30 onwards titled “Most anticipated drama in latter half year?”, ‘SGK Scandal’ came in first with a total of 3,118 votes (41%) out of a total of 7,607 who participated in the voting, as of August 11 morning.

‘SGK Scandal’ is set in the Chosun time period days with Sung Gyun Kwan as the background setting, and talks about the love and friendship stories of the young, pure 4 buddies.This drama is the first korean drama of DBSG member Micky Yoochun, which he’s been receiving attention about. This drama consists of Park MinYoung who will be disguised as male, Yoo Ah-in, Song Joong-ki, Seo Hyo-rim, etc new generation stars, and is receiving hot concern. It will begin its first broadcast beginning Augsut 30 through KBS 2TV.

Up next is MBC new Wed-Thurs drama ‘Playful Kiss’. It’s received a total of 2,787 votes (37%) and coming in 2nd position. ‘Playful Kiss’ is the first main lead drama of Kim HyunJoong who rose to stardom with ‘Boys over Flowers’ which brought about buzz, and also consists of ‘Bad guy’ newbie actress Jung Somin as his partner. This drama is a new work of ‘Goong’ and ‘Boys over Flowers’ production company Group Eight, and is receiving keen interest to whether or not it will be another hit.

Up behind is SBS Wed-Thurs drama ‘My girlfriend is a Gumiho’ which will begin its squarebox telecast on August 11 (today). It receives 920 votes (12%) and coming in 3rd. This drama talks about a man’s story of how he incidentally chances upon a Gumiho and falls in love with her.

‘Shining inheritance’ Lee Seung-gi and CF queen Shin Min-ah, along with ‘Fantasy couple’, ‘Minamshineyo’ script writers — Hong sisters, Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran, this drama has already been receiving much anticipation prior to its broadcast. Before this drama is to be aired, Lee Seung-gi and Shin Min-ah already released still cut of their ‘Guseul Kiss’ which created buzz and this was a preview to their invasion of Wed-Thurs squarebox (TV).

Behind them is Rain and Lee NaYoung, Lee JungJin’ KBS 2TV drama ‘Escaper’, which collated 369 votes (5%), coming in 4th position. In 5th is Jang Hyuk, Ha JiWon and Yoon SangHyun’s new SBS ‘Secret Garden’ drama. In 6th is Goo HyeSun and Daniel Choi’s ‘The Musical’.

Credit: joynews + ode blog

The poll is the one from here:

http://sisa-issue.inews24.com/eclub/joypoll.php?g_menu=050702

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In the survey carried out in view of horror movie ‘Pyega’ which’s to be in cinemas in upcoming August 19, a peculiar survey was carried out that captivated the attention of netizens, and this survey is titled “If you were to go to movie Pyega’s haunted on-location, which male entertainer would you want to go together with?”, targetting towards active Nate users aged between their 10s and 20s. When the results were collated, it was shown that protagonist of the flower boy fever — Kim Hyun Joong had attained a high 47% of victory support, thus coming in 1st. With his million-dollar smile and his image that could possibly give off illumination even in a deserted and haunted house, HyunJoong attained the extreme support of noona fans that manner.

In 2nd place is Supreme Team’s member Simon D at 29%, 3rd with national MC Yoo Jaesuk at 14%, and 4th with Lee Seung-gi at 11% who will soon broadcast his SBS drama ‘My girlfriend is a Gumiho’.

-details about Pyega ommitted-

Credit: bntnews + ode blog

*Pyega is a real horror movie that talks abt a real haunted house located somewhere in Kyeonggi-do. Pyega itself means desolated,deserted house*

Here are pictures of the real haunted house, filming location of movie Pyega mentioned in the article above.

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Look scary huh? Will you go with him? MissChievous says yes. The haunted house must be very dark with nobody around ^^, and when MissChievous feels scared, she will scream, hold on to his arm and… *Lols, classic Korean drama*

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Viewers, especially female viewers have become very troubled in choosing their TV channels.

Not long ago, fans have been excited when they heard news about typical HoonNam* idol star Lee SeungGi and Kim HyunJoong’s drama comeback. However, unfortunately, both dramas have become head-on rivals broadcasting during the same timeslot. Both drama genres are romantic comedy.

*Hoon Nam is a term used for guys who are nice, warm hearted, etc. Can’t find a good English word for it atm.

Both Lee SeungGi and Kim HyunJoong are especially popular among older female fans. Both of them are singer-turned-actors, and similarly went through the same path that the dramas which they have acted in are a huge success and their value was enhanced. Their names cannot be missed even in conversations of some of the attractive celebrities. With their popularity and celebrity qualities, it is hard for them not to gain advantage.

From mid-August to end-September, the battle between Lee SeungGi and Kim HyunJoong’s drama is an opportunity to fight for pride and recognition through viewership ratings.

Lee SeungGi has started with ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ on 11-Aug. With a huge success of over 40% viewership rating last year with ‘Shining Inheritance’, this is Lee SeungGi’s second time as leading actor. This summer TV series is a fantasy romance drama, Lee SeungGi acts as a guy with strong refreshed character.

Kim HyunJoong has been selected for MBC Wed-Thu drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’, which originated from a Japanese comic. It will be broadcasted 3 weeks later than Lee SeungGi’s, from 1-Sep onwards. From then on, the intense competition will commence.

Kim HyunJoong’s acting experience is shorter than Lee SeungGi’s. His only drama being ‘Boys Over Flowers’ which was broadcasted last year. But ‘Boys Over Flowers’ has broke through 40% viewership ratings too. All thanks to the wonderful viewership rating records, this competition is being called ‘40%’s Competition’.

Even though they went through similar paths in the entertainment industry, their roles in dramas are poles apart. Lee SeungGi acts as an orphan who lives in a rooftop house, and despite his situation, he is an ‘upright man’ who doesn’t lose his healthy beauty. While for Kim HyunJoong, he acts as a ‘perfect guy’ who has good family background as well as talents.

Besides fans, broadcasters are also concerned with the competition between them. An outsourced production representative said “When planning for the drama, Lee SeungGi and Kim HyunJoong are the stars who will be listed first to be the main lead actor. We will be able to see the outcome of the competition as there will be viewship rating figures announced.”

Credits : news.donga.com + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com

Everyone, chant with me : )

Kim Hyun Joong hwaiting!

Mischievous Kiss daebak!


hey, do you remember to vote for Mischievous Kiss here? Everyday?

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I’ve been pondering on whether to post this or not because it may look like I am promoting the other dramas. Anyway, I decided to do it and make it brief so that you will have an overview of Mischievous Kiss’ situation.


Note: I’m not a k-drama expert and the details provided can be googled. I’m just saving you guys time and efforts : )


Mischievous Kiss will be broadcast on MBC on Wednesday and Thursday starting September 1st after Road No1. So I will present the dramas aired at the same time slot, namely SBS My girlfriend is a Gumiho, KBS King of baking Kim Tak Goo and Fugitive. Yeah, those joining the Wed-Thu drama ratings battle.

1. My girlfriend is a Gumiho (My girlfriend is a nine-tail fox)


Genre: Romance, comedy, fantasy melodrama

Episode: 16

Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Shin Min Ah, Park Soo Jin, Sung Dong Il, Tiara’s Hyomin

Broadcast period: Aug 11 – Sep 30

Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on SBS

The drama stars Lee Seung Gi, who enjoys massive popularity after his main role in the successful drama Shining Inheritance (ended with viewer ratings of 47.1%). Lee Seung Gi is well-known as an MC of popular variety show 1 Night 2 Days and talk show Strong heart. Crowned as the new CF King and winning through various public polls, Lee Seung Gi is undoubtedly Korea’s favorite household name.

My girlfriend is Gumiho also marks the comeback of sexy talented actress Shin Min Ah after 3 years hiatus since Devil in 2007. Popular girl group Tiara’s Hyomin adds another attraction to the drama.

More notably, the drama is the work by famous duo scriptwriters Hong sisters (Hong Jung Eun & Hong Mi Ran), also known as the hit drama maker. Their past dramas of romantic comedy genre have had high ratings and popularity (My girl, Fantasy couple, Hong Gil Dong, You are beautiful…). Hence, this drama is surely the one to receive great public anticipation.

2. King of baking Kim Tak Goo

Genre: Romance

Episode: 30 (or 34)

Cast: Yoon Si Yoon, Eugene, Lee Young Ah

Broadcast period: Jun 19 – Sep 16 (or Sep 30)

Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on KBS2

The most striking thing about this drama is its high ratings, which reigns supreme over Wed-Thu dramas since broadcast. Episode 9 records the highest ratings of 38.1% (nationwide), 39.2 (Seoul) and 38.6 (Seoul and suburbs). It has maintained stable ratings of around 34-35% up to now.

Absence of a starry cast and lack of promotions, King of baking Kim Tak Goo is said to be popular thanks to a compelling storyline as well as solid acting skills of all main and supporting actors.

During the broadcast period of Mischievous Kiss, King of Ratings Kim Tak Goo will come to an end and another huge rival kicks in.

3. Fugitive (Runaway)

Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance

Episode: 16 or 20 (undecided)

Cast: Rain, Lee Na Young, Lee Jung Jin, Daniel Henny, Yoon Jin Seo, Yoon Son Ha, Uehara Takako and Takenaka Naoto (Japan), Eric Tsung (Hongkong)

Broadcast period: after Kim Tak Goo

Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on KBS2

Yo man, this drama is truly what called star-studded. Even though you may be unfamiliar with some of the names, believe me, this long list is all stars, either with rising or stable/established popularity *I felt like everyday I woke up just to find out on the news that another star joined Fugitive*

The production crew of the successful drama early 2010 Chuno also lands on Fugitive, namely PD Gwak Jung Hwan, scriptwriter Chun Sung Il and some experienced supporting actors Sung Dong-il, Gong Hyung-jin, and Jo Hee-bong. Oops, MBLAG and Han Jung Soo will play cameo roles in the drama.

With the bling-bling cast, Fugitive will surely attract massive investment and sponsorship.

In addition to cities in Korea, the filming of Fugitive will take place in various major Asian cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Shanghai, Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong as well as Thailand, Philippines, etc.


And last but not least, our main character here:

Mischievous Kiss


Genre: Romance, comedy

Episode: 20

Cast: Kim Hyun Joong, Jung So Min

Broadcast period: Sep 1 – Nov 4

Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on MBC

Mischievous Kiss is the Korean adaption of manga Itazura na Kiss, thus has a great storyline which has been tried, tested and proved success in Japanese, Taiwanese version.

A romantic comedy idol drama with cute pink bubble theme has a high chance of becoming widely popular, especially when it is directed by Hwang In Roe (Goong) and produced by Group8.

What else does Mischievous Kiss have? It has national flower boy Kim Hyun Joong, who in the drama will portray an oh-so-cool character that melts the heart of every girl. Who can resist the charismatic temptation?

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Ok, done! See how tough it is? So please support as much as you can! This is Hyun Joong’s comeback drama where he plays such a key role. Thus, the success of the drama is critically important to his career.

KBS’s popular drama King of baking Kim Tak Goo (current ratings over 30%) is likely to extend another 4 episodes.

The drama is originally planed for 30 episodes and expected to end around mid September. However, with the ratings higher than expected, it is possible that Kim Tak Goo will get a broadcast extension.

SBS My girlfriend is a Gumiho starring Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah may suffer major damage because of this. As drama Bad Guy ends earlier than scheduled, the broadcasting of My girlfriend is a Gumiho will begin on August 11th and end on September 30th, at the same time as the last episode of Kim Tak Goo.

MBC even runs into more serious troubles. After its drama Road No1 having a single-digit ratings, Mischievous Kiss starring Kim Hyun Joong is scheduled to broadcast starting September 1st. This means the first 10 episodes of Mischievous Kiss will compete against the last 10 episodes of Kim Tak Goo, which makes the situation even more difficult for the former.

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MissChievous:

Besides that King of ratings Kim Tak Goo and Lee Seung Gi’s girlfriend is Gumiho, Mischievous Kiss also has to face another strong rival named Rain’s Fugitive (also known as Runaway).

I will analyze these rivals in my next post.

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Three top stars of the same age will be battling it out in our living rooms.

Singer Lee Seung Gi, SS501’s Kim Hyunjoong (Leader) and Tohoshinki’s Yoochun will be starring in dramas during the August – September periods. Lee Seung Gi was born in early ’87, and Hyunjoong and Yoochun were born in ’86 are of the same age. They will be competing on the acting stage to see who comes out tops.

Firstly, Lee Seung Gi. His comeback midweek drama “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” is scheduled to start airing on 11 August on SBS. He plays a man who lives with a nine-tailed fox spirit (Shin Min Ah) whose seal is broken after 500 years.

So far, Lee Seung Gi’s star quality in acting has been recognized via his dramas “Famous Princesses” and “Shining Inheritance.” “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” will probably serve to establish his position as an actor further.

Next, Hyunjooong, whose acting debut was the role of Yoon Ji Hoo (Hanazawa Rui) from F4 in “Boys over Flowers.” He will be touching girls’ hearts again in MBC’s new midweek drama “Mischievous Kiss.” This drama, like “Boys over Flowers”, is adapted from a popular Japanese comic, and Hyunjoong’s character is expected to shine, just like the actual comic character.

“Mischievous Kiss” will be directed by Hwang In Roe, who also directed “Goong” and is expected to air in August after “Road Number One”.

Finally, Yoochun will be officially kicking off his acting activities in September with the KBS drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal.” Unlike Lee Seung Gi and Kim Hyunjoong, he will not be competing at the same time slots, but the pressure for his debut is still great. Together with Park Min Young, Soong Joon Gi & Yoo Ah-In, Yoochun will be part of “Chosun Dynasty’s F4,” helping to alleviate his burden.

“SungKyunKwang Scandal” has received much interest both locally and internationally, and distribution rights were sold to Japan even before production began.

After Lee Seung Gi, Kim Hyunjoong and Park Yoochun’s drama are over, Super Junior’s Choi Siwon and Tohoshinki’s Changmin will be taking over. Choi Siwon will be featured in SBS’s “Athena : Goddess of War” and Changmin will be acting in “Paradise Ranch.”

T/N: Midweek dramas are actually called “Wednesday-Thursday” dramas, referring to the days that they are being aired on. “My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed fox” and “Mischievous Kiss” will be showing at the above day slots, while “SungKyunKwan Scandal” will be aired on Monday & Tuesday.

Source: [Chosun Online]

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MissChievous:

SungKyunKwan Scandal is kinda the first Korean HISTORICAL IDOL drama which officially marks the acting debut of Micky Yoochun.

Even unscreened, it has been sold to Avex Japan for KRW 152 million per episode, the 3rd highest in Korean drama history after Bae Yong Joong’s The story of the first King’s four Gods and Lee Byung Hun’s Iris. FYI, Boys Over Flowers sold for 125 million per episode.

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