Jung Joo Ri and husband welcome first little one into the family!

Jung Joo Ri and husband welcome first little one into the family!

Comedian Jung Joo Ri and her husband have welcomed their first kid into the family!

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On December 4, Jung Joo Ri's reps revealed, "Jung Joo Ri gave birth to a healthy boy at 1PM today. Eitherthe mum and baby are in excellent condition, and she had a herbal birth. Their son is 3.58kg (7lb 11oz)."

As prior to now mentioned, Jung Joo Ri married her seven-year boyfriend, who is a non-celebrity administrative center worker, this beyond May. She's lately starring in tvN's 'Comedy Giant League'.

Congratulations to Jung Joo Ri and her husband!


Spoiler 'Sweet, Savage Family' Jeong Joon-ho, charismatic boss outdoor house vs doting husband at home

Spoiler 'Sweet, Savage Family' Jeong Joon-ho, charismatic boss outdoor house vs doting husband at home

Actor Jeong Joon-ho brought laughter with his two other sides. at the November 18th episode of MBC"s new Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Sweet, Savage Famiy", Yoon Tae-soo (Jeong Joon-ho) showed off his unforeseen appeals.

Yoon Tae-soo used to be charismatic when having finished his obligations for his boss Baek Man-bok (Kim Eung-soo).

However, when he got here home, he became a doting husband for his wife Eun-ok (Moon Jeong-hee). The unexpected appeals with the 2 alternative aspects captivated the hearts of drama fans.

Drama "Sweet, Savage Famiy" is a comedy circle of relatives drama depicting the lifestyles of a household head, who lives two the different lives as a chairman of a robust crook undertaking and an unnoticed husband and a dad inside of home.

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Korean drama of the week

Korean drama of the week "My Husband Got a Family"

Korean drama of the week "My Husband Got a Family" (2012)

Directed by Kim Hyoung-seok

Written by Park Ji-eun

Network : KBS

With Kim Nam-joo, Yoo Joon-sang, Yoon Yeo-jeong, Kang Boo-ja, Jang Yong, Yang Hee-kyeong,...

58 episodes - Sat, Sun 19:55

Previously known as "Unexpected You" on HanCinema


Now he has a family! Now she has in-laws! Grandmother-in-law, mother-in-law.. That's not it. Three sisters-in-law! The whole package just rolls into her life!! Growing up, Hong Yunhui had suffered enough from family conflicts between her mother and her paternal grandmother! She doesn't want to get married so that she wouldn't have any in-laws to cause trouble. However, she meets the perfect matchA Korean-American adoptee currently working at a general hospital in Seoul! He's smart and his family lives in New York. Isn't he the perfect bridegroom? It seemed like Yunhui could go on with happy honey moon life forever. However, fate isn't usually that kind. Her husband finds his biological family! Which means Yunhui now has in-laws. What is worse and unbelievable is that her in-laws are the next-door neighbors who pick fights with Yunhui all the time. Yunhui's life with in-laws starts like this. Every day is like a war. Living with enemies as one family.. Would it ever be possible?

Program Aim

A dramatic reversal in this drama occurs when, for the husband, his forgotten family and for the wife, her in-laws, comprising her husband's grandmother, parents-in-law and three sisters-in-law, appeared suddenly before them.

Hong Yun-hi, the wife and the protagonist in this drama, is a woman who had grown up in a family in tussles everyday due to conflicts between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law.

Before her wedding, she didn't want to marry as she did not want to have another family, the husband's family. At last she encountered a perfectly promising man who was adopted into a family of a Korean businessman in the U.S., graduated from Johns Hopkins University medical school and is now working at a general hospital in Seoul.

He is well-mannered, gentle and sweet and has a sense of humor. All her friends envied her for the smart man, saying that she had good fortune in her later days.

Furthermore, the husband's house is far off in New York and the parents-in-law, who brought five adopted sons in addition to the husband, are known to be on the journey in a remote area and hardly communicated with the family.

In such a condition, the couple could have a dreamlike honeymoon.

By a strange twist of a fate, however, an incident broke out. The husband's family has been found! Unbelievably, the husband's house is just in front of the wife's house. The next-door neighbors have always been in quarrels with her on problems involving waste disposal, parking and stairs cleaning.

It was quite exciting news to appear in the newspaper. (Actually several reporters came to the wife to have interviews, but the wife denied.)

The wife didn't always see eye to eye with the people, who are the husband's family and now her own family, on too many issues.

The husband's grandmother is fastidious, robust and suspicious, the mother-in-law meddlesome and the sister-in-laws have foul tempers.

She doesn't want to live like her mother, but she now may have to go through a more hard life than her mother. She regretted she did not stop her husband from moving to this village shortly after their wedding.

However, looking at the sleeping husband, who has been living for more than 30 years without knowing even the faces of his biological parents, she feels compassion for him and changes her mind.

But the life with the husband's parents and in-laws is wearisome.

This program features raucous and cheerful stories about an unordinary and peculiar family-making of a couple.

Broadcasting dates in Korea : 2012/02/25~2012/09/09

Available on DVD from YESASIA


Wonder Girls Sunye Homecoming in Korea with Husband 'Family Visit'

Wonder Girls Sunye Homecoming in Korea with Husband 'Family Visit'


Wonder Girls Sunye Homecoming in Korea with Husband 'Family Visit' Wonder Girls Sunye Arrives in Korea with Husband ‘Family Visit’Wonder Girls' Sunye has arrived in Korea with her husband on May 6, according to sources close to the newlyweds.

Sunye marched down the aisle back on January 26. Her husband is a Canadian-born Korean missionary and the two of them have been enjoying their first few months of marriage in Canada.

According to the acquaintance, Sunye is visiting Korea to spend time with her immediate and extended family members. She is also meeting with old friends whom she has not had seen since the wedding and enjoying a relaxing vacation at her mother country.

Sunye is now about four months into her pregnancy. She has been paying a regular visit to the hospital to do customary checkups for the health of the baby and herself. The date of their departure was not disclosed.


"Gag Concert" and "My Husband's Got a Family" are winners

According to research by AGB Nielsen Media Research, the top program for dramas in 2012 was KBS' "My Husband's Got a Family" which aired from February until September.

The final episode of the 58-episode show drew in viewers' ratings of 45.3 percent and also set the record for amassing 52.3 percent ratings per minute on average.

Within the same category other shows to have performed well were: "The Sun and the Moon" (MBC, 32.9%); "Ojak Brothers" (KBS, 30.7%) and "My Daughter Seo-yeong" (KBS, 28.4 %).

Meanwhile in the variety show category "Gag Concert" was the winner with 20.6 percent of viewers' ratings while "Good Sunday" (SBS, 15.9%) and "Infinite Challenge" (MBC, 14.9%) also scored well.

The research took in to account data from some 3,134 families from Jan. 1 until Dec. 16.

By Carla Sunwoo


[Guest Post] Drama

[Guest Post] Drama "My Husband Got A Family" Review

"My Husband Got a Family" has been a significant cultural phenomenon in South Korea, and has brought in record-breaking ratings, nearly hitting 50% nationwide in its last episode. Even though it only finished this week, it's already being planned for use as part of an international Korean language learning program using Korean dramas.

I take some slight, smug satisfaction in that I started watching this show before it became super-popular. I was flipping channels once several months ago when I saw something that was clearly a bad date montage. In Western, bad date montages communicate that the dating world sure is crazy, and tend to do relatively little to advance the narrative or characterization. This is because the focus is almost entirely on the wacky dates. This show did something quite different- it was the heroine who was overreacting. The "bad dates" were saying normal humdrum things, and then she would seize on some specific fact to throw them out in a huff.

The heroine's name is Yoon-Hee. She's a writer for television dramas with a major phobia for in-laws (that was the part that kept setting her off- anytime a man mentions how close he is with his parents). Yoon-Hee had resolved that she would rather not marry at all than marry with in-laws. Lucky for her, she meets a doctor named Terry Kang, who was adopted in the United States and doesn't know his biological parents, and marries him.

Terry Kang (whose original name is Gwi-Nam) was left behind by accident at a traditional Korean market when his mother suddenly suffered labor pains. He still has faint memories of this event and wants to find his biological parents, but has no idea where to look. However, he and his wife are forced out of their apartment by rising rent prices. They end up having to take residence in a section of a house owned by...Gwi-Nam's biological parents, and his extended family, including three sisters, a grandmother, an uncle, aunt, and their son.

Korean Drama gets a lot of flak for its reliance on contrived coincidences. Certainly this show has enough of that- in addition to what sets the plot off, two of the three love interests for the sisters have familial ties to Yoon-Hee, unbeknowst to any of them at the start of the story. This is implausible to be sure, but different manners of implausible abound in American television. After I came to enjoy this show's charms, it felt silly to begrudge this show for having a very specific kind of implausible.

There's a couple of different ways I usually consume media. The first is analytical. That is, with the right tropes, I could look at a show and go "oh, I see what you're doing there". The second is meta-analytical, where I think "oh, I see what you're doing. And you know it, too", as characters in the show outright admit to their use of genre convention. You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly does something different. I watched it and thought "oh, I see what you're doing. And you know it...wait, or do you? Are you screwing with me? You're screwing with me aren't you?"

A show that messes with the head of its audience may not sound very fun, but when the show in question is a comic drama, it's outright delightful. I described the basic set-up to the show above, and all of this is clearly telegraphed in the first episode. It isn't until several episodes that the characters in the show become aware of this, even though there's numerous false starts before the secret is discovered in such a way that we're as surprised when it happens as the characters are. There's not even so much of a hint at a fourth wall- the writer and the viewer clearly know that this is scripted television, but the characters don't have the slightest clue.

The romantic subplots work in a similar way. Each sister has a love interest, but a great deal of time is spent on set-up, to the point that when the plots finally do get moving, the directions are rather perplexing. One sister's plot is put on hold for so long and her character is developed in such a way that the romance itself is almost incidental. Another sister is so obnoxious and immature you don't really even want her to get together with her love interest.

The last sister engages in a fairly traditional romance narrative that is quite exceptionally well-done. The fact that neither of them have romantic affections for the other at the beginning of the series is part of the charm and what makes the full development of the relationship so compelling. The story expertly makes good use of the fact that the show takes place over 29 weeks to make the romance's progression utterly believable. Obstacles and missed opportunities for the blossoming of the relationship are less frustrations, and more cognizance of the fact that real-life romances do not work this way.

What makes the last sister's love story work so well is that, even before there's any hint at romance, they have excellent repartee. In comedic terms, he's the goofy guy and she's the straight woman. He guns for a reaction, and she doesn't give it to him. To be clear, though, she doesn't deadpan. Rather, she makes the jokes funnier by reacting to his statements as if they were legitimate queries, and responding to situations in a way that makes perfect objective sense even if it defies the narrative logic that he (and the audience) are expecting. At one point a plan to get close to her by watching a scary movie together fails, because she just watches in a studied manner while eating popcorn even while everyone else in the theater is screaming. Their collective inability to correctly quantify their interactions only magnifies the humor. A later scene imagines a comically adorable montage of their potential married life. Part of the montage involves her shrieking at a sc ary movie while he hugs her close.

There's plenty of comedy elsewhere, as well. Yoon-Hee's aggressive, forceful personality is a direct instigator and factor behind many of show's movements, even when she's interacting with single episode cameos. The stability she has with her husband is an important backdrop to the show- in many ways it's an idealized relationship, but in terms of comfort and stability rather than excitement or romance, though they certainly have their fair share of that, too. Several sequences involve the annoying sister imagine her relationship with the overbearing Yoon-Hee in the Joseon era, where Yoon-Hee plays a convincingly cruel sister-in-law. Who, thanks to the Josen era's highly conservative sexual norms, has a ridiculously coquettish relationship with her normally openly affectionate husband. I can go on about little moments like this indefinitely, and can remember the plotting of entire scenes. Even in a foreign language, the comic timing is that well-done.

There are at least a dozen sub-plots going on that I could count, and they often interact with each other, begin, and conclude in ways that are difficult to predict. It oftentimes feels as if this is actually several different television shows that just so happen to share the same characters. All of this combined to make the characters feel more real to me- we all sometimes have funny days or depressing days, and sometimes the whiplash can be pretty bad but you know what? We all have days like this. In modern American narrative criticism the term "melodrama" is practically a slur- so it's been a strange trip watching this show and realizing that I identified with these characters more than any others I've ever seen on television before. Even the ones who were acting like idiots, I at least understood why they were acting like idiots.

Now, fold all this with plots that veer into contrived territory, or with characters who have no apparent redeeming features but who, according to the rules of the narrative we're supposed to like. The result is often outright perplexing. I could not figure this show out right until the last episode. There was only one possible ending that made any real sense, but the storyline is so all over the board that I really wasn't at all sure. I've never seen a writer engage viewers by blithely encouraging us to question her competence before. Indeed, the entire notion sounds completely insane and unbelievable in that sentence even though I watched her do it. At this point, you may imagine, the plot contrivances I mentioned earlier are a pittance.

As usual, the caveat applies that (especially for the early episodes) I couldn't fully understand what was going on, and can't perfectly gauge every event that happens in the series, particularly the more script dense dramatic sections. I do know that I enjoyed it, and would go so far as to say that it encapsulates a lot of what makes Korean Drama appealing worldwide- it makes jokes and deals with serious issues without patting itself on the pat for doing so in a very witty way. This is a show I could have a beer with- and did, in fact. Since I don't have a TV at Dongguk University I had to watch the last four episodes in restaurants. Definitely worth the extra effort.

By William Schwartz


"My Husband Got a Family" features Kim Nam-joo, Yoo Joon-sang and Yoon Yeo-jeong


"My Husband Got a Family" Dominates At Korea Drama Awards

It was not unexpected at all that "My Husband Got a Family" swept up six awards at the 2012 Korea Drama Awards.

The awards ceremony was held October 2nd, with the hit drama having received the Grand Award (or "Daesung") for its lead actress Kim Nam-joo. The remaining five awards were for Best Work Of Art, Best Writer Award, Best Child Actor Award for Kwak Dong-yeon's performance, Male Excellence Award for Lee Hee-joon's performance, and the Special Award for acting.

Some other dramas that got nods were "Deep-rooted Tree", "THE CHASER - Drama"",The Rooftop Prince", "Ghost - Drama", and "Golden Time".


[KBS2TV My Husband Got a Family] Kwak Dong-yeon transforms into a character from the hit drama Boys over Flowers

[KBS2TV My Husband Got a Family] Kwak Dong-yeon transforms into a character from the hit drama Boys over Flowers

On the September 2nd episode of “My Husband Got a Family”, Kwak Dong-yeon transformed into Ku Joon-pyo from the hit drama “Boys over Flowers”. In the episode, Kwak’s character Jang-kun is an actors playing a genius who studied abroad in a drama. He sported Ku Joon-pyo’s signature curly hair with a grey fox muffler, imitating his walking and action. In an advertisement for home study materials, he shouts out, “studying was the easiest for me!” expected to bring heaps of laughter among the audience.

[KBS2TV My Husband Got a Family] Kwak Dong-yeon transforms into a character from the hit drama “Boys over Flowers”

To look like Ku Joon-pyo, Kwak added curls to his hair and found a muffler made of fox fur, similar to the one that was used in the drama “Boys over Flowers”. The staff members were said to have been surprised to see Kwak looking exactly like Ku Joon-pyo. Although Kwak was embarrassed about his looks, when he went into filming, he completely got into character showing off his comic side playing the Ku Joon-pyo character making everyone on set laugh.

After his shoot, Kwak said he admired Lee Min-ho for playing the Koo Joon-pyo character, adding that the character was much harder to act out than his character Jang-kun. He also said he had fun with the shoot, adding that if he had a chance he wanted to act out other fun characters, too.

[KBS2TV My Husband Got a Family] Kwak Dong-yeon transforms into a character from the hit drama “Boys over Flowers”

Drama representatives said Kwak was doing a really good job of portraying Jang-kun who is often silly but serious at the same time and asked the audience to keep watching to see how Jang-kun’s average family members who have been teaching us about love and happiness end up in the drama.

Written by: KBS PR Dept.

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[Spoiler] CN Blue Kang Min-hyuk

[Spoiler] CN Blue Kang Min-hyuk "Thanks to "My Husband Got a Family""

4 part band CN Blue (Jeong Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyeon, Lee Jeong-sin and Kang Min-hyuk) member Kang Min-hyuk's name has been displayed on portal sites regarding his draft card.

Cha Se-gwang (Kang Min-hyuk) from the KBS 2TV weekend drama "My Husband Got a Family" is serving is country in a month's time.

Se-gwang decided to get married to his girlfriend Bang Mal-sook (Oh Yeon-seo) and set his heart on getting permission from both families.

However, he loses timing and isn't able to say a word to her family.

He is dragged out of the house by his sister Cha Yoon-hee (Kim Nam-joo). He declared to her, "I will marry Mal-sook before I go to the army".

Meanwhile, "My Husband Got a Family" will end on the 9th.


F.I.X releases "Where Is My Love" MV for KBS drama "My Husband Got A Family" OST

F.I.X releases "Where Is My Love" MV for KBS drama "My Husband Got A Family" OST

F.I.X releases Where Is My Love MV for KBS drama My Husband Got A Family OSTThe members of F.I.X have released an OST track titled, "Where Is My Love," for the KBS drama "My Husband Got A Family." The OST album for the drama was released on August 17th and also includes tracks by Girl's Day, Byul, Yozoh, Sweet Sorrow, Yoon Joonsang and M4.

Currently, "My Husband Got A Family" has recorded some of the highest ratings of over 40%. Its OST singles are also doing well on online real-time charts with each release.

In the ballad track "Where Is My Love," F.I.X showcases their sweet vocals. The official music video for the track was also revealed, showing various scenes from the drama.

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