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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’.

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The poll is the one from here:

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

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The effect from Kim Hyun Joong? Mischievous Kiss is the most anticipated #1 TV series in Japan in the second half year.

Japanese portal site has recently conducted a survey for the most anticipated Korean drama in the next second half year. Out of the votes from 99346 participants, Mischievous Kiss won the 1st place with 68.9%(68467 votes). TVXQ Micky Yoo Chun who started in KBS2TV SungKyunKwan Scandal had gathered a total of 30512 votes (30.7%) and took the 2nd place and Runaway as #3.

Mischievous Kiss broke a record of 27 millions records as Japan’s best-selling comic book. Taiwan version of Mischievous Kiss drama had also set a high rating record and in Japan, it was transformed into an anime and had garnered lots of attention.

In this upcoming drama, Hyun Joong will play as the main character Baek Seung Jo. He will act as a character whereby he doesn’t willing to do anything and reluctant to express his feeling. The female lead will be played by Jung So min who will be acting as a character whereby her studies is not so good yet is a positive and optimistic girl who admire Baek Seung Jo.

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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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