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6 K-Dramas That Sparked The Acting Idol Trend
6 K-Dramas That Sparked The Acting Idol Trend

6 K-Dramas That Sparked The Acting Idol Trend

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(Photo : SBS ) "You"re Beautiful" is one of the primary K-Dramas that is cited by critics and fans, when discussing the acting idol trend. The 2009 Hong Sisters" drama helped to catapult CNBLUE"s Jung Yong Hwa and FTISLAND"s Lee Hong Ki into Hallyu stardom. Although, she appeared in a supporting role, UEE of After School, benefitted from her portrayal of a spoiled idol, in the drama.

Jang Geun Suk also successfully transitioned from acting to a career as a solo vocalist, following his portrayal of a rock star in the series. The impact of "You"re Beautiful" extends past its effect on the careers of acting idols, as exemplified by the widespread popularity of Park Shin Hye.

(Photo : KBS2) "Dream High" proved that idols could lead the main cast of a series, with the presence of several talented trained actors. "Dream High" starred Kim Soo Hyun, Miss A"s Suzy, T-ARA"s Eunjung, IU, alongside 2PM"s Taecyeon and Wooyoung. The drama incorporated high-powered musical numbers and scripted stage performances, which highlighted the talents of its young acting idol cast. While he did not enter the series as a vocalist, Kim Soo Hyun emerged with strong skills, due to intense training with JYP Entertainment.

6 Film Stars We Want to See in Dramas
6 Film Stars We Want To See In Dramas

6 Film Stars We Want to See in Dramas

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Kang Dong Won seems to be a favorite actor among viewers and others within the entertainment industry (Girls Generations Taeyeon being a known fan) and has been praised for his acting over the years, but did you know he discovered his passion after filming a music video? Kang Dong Won starred in ballad singer Jo Sungmos I Swear music video in 2000. His movies have become hits and widely praised such as Secret Reunion with Song Kang Ho and My Brilliant Life with Song Hye Kyo. With his popularity, its no surprise that many would want to see him on their TVs every week versus one or two movies per year; his last drama being Magic in 2004. Some say he prefers movies and doesnt plan on returning to dramaland, but we can only dream so until then well support his film career with his latest projects being Black Priests and A Violent Prosecutor.

Did you know Han Hyo Joo was discovered at a beauty pageant? In 2003, she participated in a teen pageant sponsored by a food company and went on to star in a popular sitcom called Nonstop 5, the fifth installment of a popular series that aired on MBC in 2004 alongside (now) popular names such as Tablo and Hong Soo Ah. Shes done quite a few dramas in her lengthy career that pushed her to stardom like Iljimae opposite Lee Joon Gi and Brilliant Legacy with Lee Seung Gi, so you ask why shes even on this list? Well, turns out Miss Hans last project on the small screen was MBCs Dong Yi in 2010. Anything is possible, so well cross our fingers and wait while catching up on her newest movie Cest Si Bon.

This extremely private and sought after actor has been on everyones radar since his he starred in the widely successful drama Autumn in My Heart with Song Seung Hun and Song Hye Kyo. However his very first role came in the form of a supporting role on KBSs Propose which starred Lee Chang Hun and Kim Hee Sun in 1997. Won Bin takes on projects every few years, his last being The Man From Nowhere (Ajusshi) in 2010. Despite not being in any acting projects for five years, he still maintains his top star status and resurfaces every now and then for an event or two. Rumors say hes been offered several roles for dramas and movies, but no matter what he takes on fans will be excited.

K-Dramas To Watch In June 2015

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The melodrama "My Love Eun Dong" spans the 20-year trajectory of an ill-fated relationship. Joo Jin Mo stars as Ji Eun Ho, a top star who attempts to locate his lost lovewhile writing his autobiography. The series visits the early life of Eun Ho, prior to his ascendance to fame. In 1995, he was Park Hyun Soo, an energetic teenager. Jr. of the K-pop group GOT7 portrays Hyun Soo in the early time frame.

"My Love Eun Dong" then explores the period of life where Eun Ho was an aspiring actor. Baek Sung Hyun portrays Eun Ho during the period set in 2005.

The 12-episode run of "Producer" is currently scheduled to conclude on June 20. The love line between Baek Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun) and Cindy (IU) continues to heat up, providing endearing moments for audiences.

“Mask” Beats Wednesday-Thursday Dramas for First Place with First Episode
“mask” Beats Wednesday-Thursday Dramas For First Place With First Episode

“Mask” Beats Wednesday-Thursday Dramas for First Place with First Episode

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The first episode introduced the story of dopplegangers portrayed by actress Soo Ae. Byun Ji Sook is a sales associate at a department store while Seo Eun Ha is daughter of a member of the National Assembly. The talented actress is receiving praise for successfully pulling off two completely different roles.

Telling a tale somewhat similar to that of The Prince and the Pauper, Mask features Soo Ae, Joo Ji Hoon, Yeon Jung Hoon, Yoo In Young, INFINITEs Hoya, and more.

Meanwhile, MBCs Warm and Cozy came close to first place with 7 percent ratings while KBS2s Masked Prosecutor collected 5.3 percent ratings.

Kim Hee-seon,
Kim Hee-Seon, "i Can"t Do Extreme Dramas Thinking About My Daughter"

Kim Hee-seon, "I can"t do extreme dramas thinking about my daughter"

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"I didn"t care about what others did as long as it didn"t affect me but being a mother changed that. I have interest in social issues, too. Reality is more like a drama. I went to a bakery during "Angry Mom" and I saw some students with a lot of make-up on. I told them their uniforms were too short and asked if they wore underpants. I can"t stand that anymore".

"I think I am more immature than my characters. My daughter is the one who keeps me under control. She likes that her mom is recognized by her friends. So I can"t do anymore extreme dramas. I want her to see only the good things about this job".

She was a high teen star before marriage and even after marriage and birth she"s still an active being. She is currently the role model for actresses in their 20s.

Big Bang′s G-Dragon and Seungri Reconciled After 3 Months of Silence Over Dramas
Big Bang′s G-Dragon And Seungri Reconciled After 3 Months Of Silence Over Dramas

Big Bang′s G-Dragon and Seungri Reconciled After 3 Months of Silence Over Dramas

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Seungri shared that he overheard G-Dragon complaining about the new group and not wanting to be part of it. "G-Dragon then saw me and he just passed by without saying anything. We didn′t talk for three months," explained Seungri, sharing that he was treated like an invisible man by G-Dragon.

"But three months later, there was something that made us really close," said Seungri, building anticipation. "We both got really into this drama called Princess Hours."

Park Bo-geom from movies to dramas, the
Park Bo-Geom From Movies To Dramas, The "it" Guy

Park Bo-geom from movies to dramas, the "it" guy

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Park Bo-geom debuted in 2011 with "Blind" and was in the spotlight right away for his tall height and good looks. He continued to star in movies like "Runway Cop", "A Hard Day" and more, building on his career. Last year, he starred in "Very Good Times" and "Tomorrow"s Cantabile" as well as the 10 million hits movie "The Admiral: Roaring Currents".

He was Lee Seo-jin"s childhood in "Very Good Times" and in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" he played Soo-bong gave taros to Lee Soon-shin (Choi Min-sik). He starred in "Tomorrow"s Cantabile" as Lee Yoon-hoo and won the hearts of many female fans.

Park Bo-geom played Seok-hyeon, a boy who was left behind debt from by his father but never failed to be cheerful and gets through to Il-yeong (Kim Go-eun-I). He is the cause of conflict between Il-yeong and her mother (Kim Hye-soo).

Eleven K-Dramas That Visited Jeju Island
Eleven K-Dramas That Visited Jeju Island

Eleven K-Dramas That Visited Jeju Island

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Known as "The Island of the Gods," Jeju is already a popular vacation spot and the number one honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds. Besides stunning beach vistas, hiking, and horse riding, beaches, the island also attracts international k-drama fans because so many dramas were filmed there. Here are a few.

1. In "Warm and Cozy" Yoo Yeon Suk"s rich and lazy character has a restaurant, while Kang So Ra"s hardworking character wants to start a caf the picturesque seaside village. They watch the sun rise together, a popular thing to do at the island"s dramatic vantage points.

2. Two memorable scenes in "Boys Over Flowers" were filmed on the island. The Hyatt Regency Hotel, located on a sloping cliff overlooking the ocean, features the pool where F4 leader Gun Jun Pyo almost drowned and the triangular wedding chapel where Lee Min Ho"s character almost married the wrong girl.

K-Drama Feature: 10 Best Mystery / Suspense Dramas

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VAMPIRE PROSECUTOR Who better to solve crimes than a vampire, who can tell where and how murder victims died simply by smelling and tasting their blood? A vampire, Min Tae Yeon, becomes a prosecutor, who solves supposedly uncrackable cases while searching for the vampire who "turned" him seven years ago. The teaser only shows the action sequences. But check out the series and you"ll find romance, intrigue, and danger are all inextricable parts of the whole thing. I have a love-hate relationship with mass-market depictions of vampires (even before "Twilight"), but this is an example of vampires done right.

GOD"S GIFT - 14 DAYS What happens when a time travel series meets a murder mystery? This show. A girl is kidnapped and killed, and her mother gains the power to travel back into the past -- two weeks, to be precise -- and races to stop the killer. Helping her is a badass ex-cop trying to clear his name. Together they uncover more than they bargained for. This is one of those shows that I was on the fence about, until I bit the bullet and watched. Not a dull moment, conspiracies and action abound. Just, um, don"t watch the ending.

TRIANGLE Three brothers are orphaned and separated. One becomes a cop. Another, an errand boy for thugs. The third is adopted by a rich family. It all comes to a head when fate brings these three brothers together, and their lives will never be the same. Action, manipulation, deception, and greed are all part and parcel of this series, much of it centering around a casino. The ending is quite bittersweet. Jaejoong of JYJ and Siwan of ZE:A star.

K-Dramas Show That Bullying Often Exists Because Students Look The Other Way
K-Dramas Show That Bullying Often Exists Because Students Look The Other Way

K-Dramas Show That Bullying Often Exists Because Students Look The Other Way

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That"s why the company works with the Seoul Metropolitan Government on a project titled "Friend Name Tag." As part of this project students are given wireless nametags with their own name and that of another student. According to the website Campaign Brief Asia, the nametags help students find allies and help prevent bullying. In the first project, 298 middle school students in Seoul received a nametag. The tags have an embedded emergency system so that any student who sees another student being bullied can push a button that notifies a teacher. Only the teacher will know where the call comes from.

The trial run can be considered a success. During the project trial, 106 calls were made that led to counseling sessions that prevented bullying. Seoul"s city government is showing a short film to promote the anti-bullying policy. And they are considering expanding the nametag campaign to other schools.

While it might be more fun to have Kim Hee Sun come to your school and beat up the bullies, the nametag campaign is a promising development in preventing bullying before it starts.