Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying.
We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this week —‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ (starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo) and ‘Wild Romance‘ (Lee Si Young, Lee Dong Wook, Girls Generation‘s Jessica). Weve also brought on a board a new series from cable channel tvN called Shut Up Flower Boy Band, starring INFINITEs L and Sung Jong as well as Two Months Ye Rim.
[Note: 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' will not be included in the ratings recap as it is a cable drama and has different ratings standards.]
KBSs highly anticipated teenage drama, Dream High 2, aired its pilot episode last week, joining the ranks of the Monday-Tuesday prime time line-up. The drama came out with a respectable 10.5% rating; sadly, it dropped to a 9.8% rating with its second episode.
Although Dream High 2 creates a new story with a fresh cast, many viewers are still pining over the first Dream High. Comparisons between the first and second seasons are inevitable, shoring up some dissatisfied feelings from dedicated fans. Additionally, the second episode is drawing criticism for its prolonged music video section. Lets hope Dream High 2 will be able to increase its ratings as the conflicts between the idols and students escalate.
So far, 2012 has provided MBC with a smooth carpet ride, as its two major productions are reigning in their respective time slots. Their Monday-Tuesday drama, Light and Shadow (starring Ahn Jae Wook and Son Dam Bi), has been steadily increasing its viewership, allowing it to reach a new high of 17.7% last week. Light and Shadow will still have to keep an eye on its rival, SBSs History of a Salaryman, since they were able to achieve a respectable rating of 15.1%.
As for MBCs other major production, The Moon that Embraces the Sun, there seems to be no limit to its explosive growth. The drama neared 40% mark this week with a 34.1% and 37.1%, respectively. If this trend continues to climb, The Moon that Embraces the Sun will undoubtedly reach national drama status (being above the 40% mark).
While MBC basks in its much-deserved glory for The Moon that Embraces the Sun, their competitors continue to slump miserably in the ratings race.
SBSs Take Care of Us, Captain (starring Goo Hye Sun and Ji Jin Hee) and KBSs Wild Romance are suffering at the hands of weak statistics this week. True, Take Care of Us, Captain is still attaining decent ratings of 7.5% and 7.8%; yet the fact that its at a mature point in its storyline has cast a harsh spotlight on this lack of double digits.
As for Wild Romance, it suffered terribly with a low rating of 4.5%. Though theyve added a popular idol to their cast, it hasnt done much to improve the score. KBS will have to think of something quickly to resuscitate these dying ratings.
We also got our first look at Rooftop Prince, which will air on March 14th after Take Care of Us, Captain. This fantasy romance drama stars JYJs Yoochun and actress Han Ji Min. Due to Yoochuns confirmed status as a blue chip in the industry, Rooftop Prince could very well bring SBS back into the ratings game.
✩ Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN)
Official Synopsis: Shut Up Flower Boy Band is centered around a high school band known asEye Candy, whose members are comprised of delinquents who face varying personal problems. The drama depicts their friendships, love, and youthful passionall tied together by the unifying force, music.
Recap of Ep. 1-2: The drama begins by introducing the band, Eye Candy. Special focus lands on Byung Hee, the leader (a special cameo by Lee Min Ki) and Ji Hyuk (Sung Joon). These boys are troublemakers in their run-down high school, which gets shut down by the city. The boys are transferred to the rich school, Jung Sang High School, where they encounter tensions with the local band, Strawberry Fields. These two bands from different schools both want the practice room, and the two agree to have a band showdown in front of the school for playing rights.
Meanwhile, Byung Hee meets his muse, Soo Ah (Jo Bo Ah), who lives in a run-down house next to Ji Hyuk (her fathers bankruptcy left her family in a financial crisis). The leader of Strawberry Fields, Seung Hoon (played by Jung Ui Chul), gets enraged by Byung Hees friendly relationship with Soo Ah. As Seung Hoon sends his boys to gang up on Byung Hee, Ji Hyuk and the rest of the band members frantically search for him, only to find Byung Hee
✩ The Moon that Embraces the Sun (MBC)
Official Synopsis: ‘The Moon That Embraces TheSun’ tells of the strong love between ‘KingLee Hwon’ (Kim SooHyun) and a female shaman named ‘Wol’ (Han Ga In).Wol was born from a noble family and was slated to become Hwon’s queen,but a nasty game of politics resulted in her ‘death’. She is rescued butwithout her memories as a court lady, and so she’s brought up to be ashaman. Years later, King Lee Hwon and Wol meet again, but how willtheir love story unfold…?
Recap of Ep. 9-10: With Hwon demanding to know who sent Wol to tend to his illness, a minister decides to jail and brand out of fear of the kings anger. Hwon cant seem to forget about Yeon Woo/Wol, which only complicates his relationship with princess Bo Kyung; Bo Kyung hears of the female shaman who visited Hwon, and slowly her jealousy begins to eat her up inside.
As for Wol, her memories as Yeon Woo continue to flicker in and out. She begins to wonder if these are really her own memories..
Hwon also receives Wols last letter to him during their childhood and compares the letter she wrote to him recently to this one from her past. He suddenly understands that there is a connection between the two girls, and orders Wol to return to his side. As shes escorted back, she gets pulled aside by Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo), who asks if she remembers him.
Official Synopsis: Because of an unforeseen situation, Eun Jae (Lee Si Young) is appointedas baseball star Moo Yul’s (Lee Dong Wook) bodyguard. Although the twohate each other from the beginning, romance arises between the baseballstar and his bodyguard, a former judo athlete.
Recap of Ep. 9-10: Eun Jae finally confesses to Moo Yul, but the moment is interrupted by Jong Hee (SNSDs Jessica). Eun Jae tries to play off the confession like it was a joke, but Moo Yul is bothered by itopening up the possibility of him having feelings for Eun Jae in return.
Jong Hee and Moo Yul continue to get closer and go on many dates, and it becomes too hurtful for Eun Jae. She decides to quit her position as a bodyguard for Moo Yul. Her absence bothers Moo Yul, and he finds himself constantly questioning Eun Jaes boss on her whereabouts.
Amidst all of this, Jong Hee begins to dream of marrying Moo Yul. However, her daydreams and plans get a rude awakening when she discovers that her cat has been killed, the culprit unseen
Stay tuned for more recaps on these popular dramas in next weeks digest!
9 Times K-Pop Idols Made a Enthusiasts Dream Come Truekafox December 1, 2015 0 Maximum K-pop fans can simplest dream of being close ampleto talk with or touch their favourite idols. Thosefortunate fans had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to only meet K-pop stars, yethave interaction alongside them in an unforgettable way. The idols underneath showed their love for fans by capability of personally connecting with them and making their K-pop dreams change into reality.
Hani at SBS Awards FestivalEXID was once catapulted into K-pop superstardom remaining year when a fancam of member Hani dancing to Up Down went viral, thank you to a YouTuber named Pharkil, who motion pictures and uploads reside K-pop performances.
Around two months after the video went viral and EXID’s fame shot during the roof, Hani stunned Pharkil by spotting him at a concert, making eye contact, and mouthing the words “Thank you” to him. The gang later invited Pharkil to a meal as well, but he declined, mentioning that he has other womanteams to film.
The members visited all corners of the bustling Hongdae streets, preventing at accessory retail outletspromoting hats, scarves, and mobile phone cases, and filling their bellies with some steaming, scrumptious Korean boulevard foods similar tohighly spiced rice cake skewers. Yummy!
The boys ended the broadcast on a good note, telling fans, "Thank you for being with us all over the live broadcast in this cold weather. From now on, we may bein a position to continue to do more diversified promotions so please look forward to a HIGH4 with more charms."
So now I have to wonder whether it's Jung Hwan whom Deok Seon marries. If it is, he turns outother from the bad boy he seems to be here. Yet nosotros get so much, back and again, from Jung Hwan. It isobtrusive he likes her, but she does notreside on him too much. He does the entire niggling things right, and it's really cute. Especially since he ispractically denying to himself that he does them. There might be almost a feeling of exasperation that he does these things, almost as though he's unused to such tender emotions toward every other person. Up toI am rooting for Team Taek, I don't believe he's in the running.
On the opposite hand,Bora's loveline is interesting. I suspect she does have feelings for Sun Woo, but is afraid to turn them. I believe there is some age-ism there, form of a feeling of 'he's too young to satisfy me.' But by the similar token, when he stated he cherished her, she said it correct back. And her protests fell a little flat to me, let alone extracting a promise to never mention the confession to anyone. Why? I think there has beenan entire lot left unsaid there, and I'm going to existunhappy if they do not pursue it further. But, to cite Foghorn Leghorn, "I've been -- I say -- I have been wrong before."
I love the sentiments they dig up here. I used to be a little concerned, at first, about the household dynamic, but they have done a excellent job. At first it was really, really confusing to see what was going on with the overwhelm of other people involved, but it's gotten better, now that the introductions are out of the way. Most likely 1 just were given used to it but I mightlove to mean that it progressed some. Before, it all really appeared like just a chaotic mess.
EvoL's SAAY has a new quilt on her legitimate YouTube channel!
This time she sings to Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" with an easy piano backing. Her stunning voice is mild and younger with her hitting notes conveniently and an inventive beauty. Concentrate above!
Yunho was once once passed a drink (filled with superglue) by way of an anti-fan disguised as a fan. He learnedanythingbecame wrong with the drink midway and was right away rushed to the hospital. He doesnt consider much because he fainted soon after he drank the tainted orange juice yetin keeping withindividuals he coughed up blood on his way to the hospital. He was ready to improveutterly from the incident. However, he stated he couldnt drink orange juice for decades because he was traumatized after the incident.
Below is a realimage of the orange juice and while youglancesparselyyou'll see the hardened glue close tothe pinnacle of the bottle.
Noh Hongchul was randomly assaulted in front of his area in 2008. The culprit was plagued by a intellectual disorder and claimed that he felt as though Noh Hongchul was seeking todamage his father every time he saw him on TV. Noh Hongchul did now not retaliate and took the thrashingnot togalvanize the culprit further. Several bones were damagedadding his ribs, and the assailant had a knife concealed in his pocket. Luckily the police took the fellow into custody and Noh Hongchul was saved.
In a little over a day, Psy's MV for "Bell Bottom" has reached 2 million views! Despite the reality that the song is catchy and the MV is fun, it's miles still following at the back of the hilarious and ridiculous "Daddy" MV, which has just now surpassed 6 million views.
The view counts for either MVs continue to upward thrust with stunning rapidity, so it'll get more difficult and more durable to stay track, yet congrats to Psy on his next millions!
The proof? With some meticulous, prepared snooping on Instagram, the netizen found out that the images posted viathe 2 idols were just too very identical to pass up, and arrived at the belief that the two are seeing each and every other. A couple of weeks ago T.O.P had posted a picture of the view from his abode's veranda, and the netizen in comparison that symbol to an image that Krystal had posted just about seven months back.
The netizen had even zoomed into a particular spot on either photos, pointing out the similarity of the skylines in the two Instagram posts. I do no longer know about this one y'all...you are unfastened to make your own judgment after having a look at the footage below. Overreaching or nah?
Other netizens appear to think that this claim is ridiculous. One of the comments read, "This does not evelook like big deal. I wish they wouldprevent making stuff up. It isn't like T.O.P's is the solepositionyou'll take that more or lessimage and there isn't anyevidence that this istruly T.O.P's home," "I do not intendit isappropriate uploading anything like this without knowing for certain," "What BS, it may neatly be but their house in the similarconstruction keke," and, "This appears to be somewhat of a reach."
Each and every K-pop fan lady terminateimagethe location perfectly. In the beginning two contributorsin theirfavouritestaff are hesitant. They get closer, affected byapprehensive laughter as they glance at their fellow member in the eyes.
Until, of course, there is the inevitable pull-away in embarrassment.
Such are the motions captured through the Pepero game, a game popularized by the chocolate stick snack in Korea that calls for participants to consume every bitheavily to the center as imaginable without kissing. Whilstit roughly feels like anything for couples only, it's farcommonplace for K-pop idols to play the sport on kind shows.
Meanwhile, TaeTiSeo's first Christmas special album Dear Santa will be released on Dec. 4. EDaily shared that member Seohyun contributed to the lyrics in theiridentify song "Dear Santa." The track is described as a relaxing sound that might make listeners feel comfortable all winter. The remainder of their album is expoundedto includea variety of fascinating pop songs and emotional, candy ballads.
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The revision, dubbed the "JYJ bill," will save you Korean broadcasters from being in a positionto prohibit celebrities from acting on methods without transparent reason. The invoiceused to be nicknamed after the placement of K-pop trio JYJ, who have allegedly been kept off of trackcourses unjustly by ability ofaffect from the member's former entertainment agency.
Since the 3individuals of JYJ left SM Entertainment, the maximum important Korean entertainment agency, the crowd has been absent from weekly Korean music shows.
JYJ, made up of Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu, were formerly members of TVXQ under SM Entertainment and left the crew in 2009 after filing a freelance nullification lawsuit. In 2010, the 3shaped the trio JYJ.