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Popular SBS drama 'Yong Pal' responds to accusations of plagiarism

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Popular SBS drama 'Yong Pal' responds to accusations of plagiarism

SBS" drama "Yong Pal", which has been receiving numerous passion from viewers, is facing suspicions of plagiarism. The accusations have now no longer been brought up via a creator or some other drama this time, yet rather, netizens who ask if the drama most likely borrowed too many concepts from a comedian called "City Conquest".

Netizens pointed out that the male lead persona in either the drama and the comedian discuss with gangs to give them scientific treatment, and that the feminine lead is a wealthy heiress who is in a state of sleep. 

Production corporate HB Entertainment immediately denied the accusations. ""Yong Pal" is Jang Hyuk Rin"s customary work, and the accusations that say the paintings relies totally off a webtoon is a long way from the truth."

They also fired back at the ones accusing the drama of plagiarizing via pronouncing that they're just out to hurt the image of the drama.

HB Entertainment also pointed out that the ones accusing the drama are handiest taking a look at small quantities that appear equivalent whilst ignoring the entire image of the production. They also brought up the truth that "City Conquest" revolves around characters who have special powers, which is basically the idea of the story, whilst "Yong Pal" characters do now no longer posses this type of powers. 

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Why Is K-drama ‘Yong Pal’ So Popular In Korea?

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Why Is K-drama ‘Yong Pal’ So Popular In Korea?

As the national viewing rate of the new SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" in Korea reached over 20%, people are wondering what makes this drama so popular in Korea.

The new SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" is receiving a lot of attention among the Korean TV drama fans. The first few episodes of the SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" received over 20% national viewing rate in Korea, which is an impressive rating, especially when it is taken into consideration that it is a recently premiered drama.

People are speculating the SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" received its popularity because of a somewhat new love story between a talented yet corrupted doctor and a rich woman from a conglomerate family. SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" is the most watched Wednesday Thursday series in the nation. On the drama, actor Joo Won plays surgeon Kim Tae Hyun, who would do anything for money and actress Kim Tae Hee plays Han Yeo Jin, a rich but abandoned heiress. In related news, the popular SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "Yong Pal" tells a story of a skilled surgeon who knows nothing but money. Actor Joo Won plays surgeon Kim Tae Hyun, who would do anything for money and actress Kim Tae Hee plays Han Yeo Jin, a rich but abandoned heiress. The drama airs every Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

Popular Drama “Oh My Ghost” to Be Exported to 8 Countries

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Popular Drama “Oh My Ghost” to Be Exported to 8 Countries Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk’s candy ghost ownership-filled romance drama, tvN’s “Oh My Ghost,” is experiencing fantastic status locally and across the world.

even if the drama has yet to finish its run on tv, televising rights for the drama have already been sold to 8 countries. Ratings for the display continue to upward push whilst VOD (video on call for) numbers continue to be explosive.

among the 8 countries that experience purchased televising rights are the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and more. Televising rights are generally decided after the finish of a drama or display, yet very fashionable presentations are ready to sell televising rights previous.

After airing the primary episode on July 3, the ratings for the display have hit over four %. most of these ratings for a cready net paintings display are regarded as very top. Also, the drama is still first position regarding VOD downloads ever since the primary episode. The drama has recorded over 15 million perspectives on portal sites inside of a month. Likewise, the quest be aware rating for the drama remains very top.

producers of the display commented, “We are experiencing fantastic hobby this is reflected in no longer simplest the ratings, yet also offline reactions. because of this toughen, the actors and team of paintingsers contributors are ready to steer clear of getting weary and feature strength throughout filming in spite of the sweltering warmth. we will paintings difficult to convey a excellent drama till the very finish. We are very thankful and ask for a large number of love till the general episode.”

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"SNL Korea" parodies popular drama "Heirs" in broken Japanese and Chinese

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On this week"s episode of "SNL Korea," the cast members does a hilarious parody of popular drama "Heirs" in broke Japanese and Chinese, drawing the viewers in by capturing the core characteristics of both Japanese dramas and Chinese dramas.

In the video, you can watch the "SNL" cast parody popular lines and scenes, in broken Japanese and Chinese, but manages to add in humor and satire by adding in punch lines that would emphasize the situation.

Check out "SNL Korea"s version of "Heir"s above!

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The Most Popular K-Drama Stars In China

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Lee Min Ho (Photo : TNGT) Korean drama stars continue to appeal to the vast Chinese market. There are more than 1.3 billion people living within the region, including residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Chinese fans are drawn to various aspects of Korean entertainment, but dramas like "My Love from the Star" and "The Heirs" have attracted a large number of the population to embrace other aspects of Hallyu (a phenomenon also called the Korean Wave).

Most of the top Korean stars in China received their start in dramas. Lee Min Ho is a prime example of an actor who has capitalized on his K-Drama success to build a lucrative career in film. He is easily identified as one of the most popular actors in China, with more than 27.6 million followers on Weibo.

Social media statistics can serve as a barometer for success in the region, but stars such as Jun Ji Hyun and Jang Nara have less Weibo followers but have demonstrated longevity in the Chinese market.

Here is a look at some of the most popular K-Drama stars in China.

Lee Min Ho has 27.6 million followers on Sina Weibo.

The breakout hit, "Boys Over Flowers," led Lee Min Ho towards pan-Asian stardom. His recent casting in the Korean-Chinese co-production "Bounty Hunters" exemplifies his popularity as a Hallyu star in Asia. A recent report also listed 2014 RE:MINO as one of the top 20 commercially successful tours in China. The only other Korean act to appear on the list was the powerhouse K-pop group, EXO.

Lee Joon Gi demonstrates that he is a top star in China with more than 16.5 million fans on Weibo.

Lee Joon Gi received attention following his role in the 2005 film, "The King and the Clown." In 2015, he returns to the silver screen with "Begin Again" and is starring in the upcoming supernatural period drama, "Scholar Who Walks the Night."

"My Love from the Star" catapulted Kim Soo Hyun into meteoric fame. ( 10.3 million Weibo followers)

Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun became were the K-Drama sensations of 2014, due to the success of "My Love from the Star." His breakout drama role in "Dream High" attracted attention from K-pop fans, due to its idol cast. He is so popular in China, advertisers, and K-pop stars flocked towards "Producer."

Park Shin Hye continues to deliver as one of the top K-Drama ingenues (8.7 million Weibo followers)

Park Shin Hye has appeared opposite some of the hottest actors in Korean entertainment. The 2013 teen drama, "The Heirs" continues to appeal to fans, who have tuned in to see the star interact with Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin. Her ability to win the hearts of viewers continued with "Pinocchio," as she wooed Lee Jong Suk.

Park Min Young wows audiences in her action roles and period dramas (5.3 million Weibo followers)

Park Min Young is at her best in historical series and action-packed dramas. She shined in the 2010 period comedy "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" and was a compassionate presence in the series, "City Hunter." In 2015, she was the center of attention for her role in "Healer," opposite Ji Chang Wook. She and her co-star have continued to generate buzz in China. Her latest role in the mainland period series, "Braveness of the Ming" exemplifies her appeal to Chinese audiences.

Kim Woo Bin (4.9 million Weibo followers) and Lee Jong Suk (4.2 million Weibo followers) are friends who turned their modeling careers into pan-Asian success.

Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin have come a long way since appearing in the teen drama, "School 2013." Audiences flocked to Lee after his compelling role in "I Can Hear Your Voice," while Kim has become known for his portrayal of Choi Young Do in "The Heirs."


About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for MTV Iggy and CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actress in a Drama Nominees List

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2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actress in a Drama Nominees List

2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : most popular actress in a drama nominees list.

Current results on the 2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards website.

To vote use the Android and iOS 2015 Paeksang Arts Awards apps. You can vote until May, 23, Midnight Korean time.

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2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actor in a Drama Nominees List

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2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actor in a Drama Nominees List

2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : most popular actor in a drama nominees list.

Current results on the 2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards website.

To vote use the Android and iOS 2015 Paeksang Arts Awards apps. You can vote until May, 23, Midnight Korean time.

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“Hyde Jekyll, Me”‘s Soundtrack Popular Despite Drama’s Low Ratings

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SBSs Wednesday and Thursday evening drama Hyde Jekyll, Me has been suffering in the ratings, with the number of viewers slipping all the way down to a low of 3.4% on March 25s episode.

Despite the fact that the drama itself hasnt been able to attract a sizable loyal fan base, its OST has been doing well on Korean music charts.

Baek Ji Youngs track Because of You leads the rest of the soundtrack in popularity. It has been topping online music charts, which shows its potential outside of the drama.

Others songs from the OST that have been successful on music charts include Kim Bum Soos Only You, Park Bo Rams Falling, and Yoon Hyun Sangs Embrace.

Due to demands from viewers, a song called Hyde Jekyll by new group SNUPER, which was featured on the show, will be officially released soon.

Watch episodes of Hyde Jekyll, Me on SoompiTV now!

Is ‘Blood’ More Popular With International K-Drama Fans Than With Viewers In Korea?

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Is ‘Blood’ More Popular With International K-Drama Fans Than With Viewers In Korea?

(Photo : KBS2 ) On March 4, the Korean publication Osen published an article that has ignited a heated debate about the KBS2 drama Blood and the warm reception the show may be receiving from international audiences. In an article titled Blood doing well overseas, #1 on DramaFever, a reporter for Osen explored the success of the series with DramaFever users and international audiences.

The report states that Blood was the most-viewed program since it premiered on DramaFever. DramaFever is a subtitled streaming site, with mobile support, whose broadcast range encompasses audiences in the United States. It should be noted, that DramaFever has the exclusive rights to broadcast Blood in America, while Viki currently maintains the rights for international broadcast.

The article highlighted the strengths of Blood, particularly touching upon the aspects of the show that might appeal to fans who are in the United States. A representative for DramaFever told Osen, Blood is not just a vampire story and action romance. In addition, the plot contains a nice and young doctor.

Osen continued to highlight the positive aspects of Blood and its performance on DramaFever. According to the article, Blood is performing second to Running Man on the site, with Jekyll, Hyde, and I coming in third. Interestingly, Jekyll, Hyde, and I has floundered in its ratings with Korean audiences when placed against the juggernaut of Kill Me, Heal Me. However, Kill Me, Heal Me is not a series that is exclusively broadcast on DramaFever; it is simulcast on Viki.

The report highlighted Healer as the fourth most popular series currently available on DramaFever, followed by The Heirs, Roommate, Pinocchio, and Kill Me, Heal Me in seventh place. Healer was exclusively simulcast on DramaFever prior to its roll out on Viki, while The Heirs and Roommate continue to maintain exclusive broadcast rights on DramaFever. Roommate is another example of a program which continues to draw low ratings from audiences in Korea but is an international hit.

Blood has struggled with single digit ratings since its premiere on February 16. The ratings for the drama continues to drop as it faces stiff competition from the period series "Shine or Go Crazy" and former MBLAQ member Lee Joon in "Heard it From the Grapevine."

The series is slated for twenty episodes but has received harsh criticism from audiences in Korea, who have been dissatisfied with the acting performances delivered by Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun.

Producers for Blood addressed the controversial acting of Gu on March 1, while lending their support for the star.

The bulk of criticism faced by the lead actors in Blood centers on the delivery of their dialogue and speech patterns. While unusual vocal patterns may be tolerable for international fans who are not fluent in Korean, it has decreased the viewership quality for audiences in Korea.

Netizens have questioned her awkward pronunciation, unpredictable voice modulation and unnatural body articulation.

Ahn has also come under fire from domestic fans who were dissatisfied with his performance in episodes 1 and 2. During these episodes, audiences in Korea questioned his delivery of stage combat moves during action sequences and his articulation during a rooftop scene where he did not properly enunciate his lines.

Fans on Netizen Buzz reacted with mixed feelings after reading the report by Osen. One of the top comments is one that could be disparaging for international fans of K-Drama. The top voted comment was, I don"t think they know that the acting"s bad. Since they don"t know Korean, they probably can"t get a feel for it.

Other reactions on Netizen Buzz ranged from allegations of media manipulation by YG Entertainment, the agency which represents Gu Hye Sun, to questions regarding the placement of Kill Me, Heal Me on the list.

As Korean television programming becomes more popular with international audiences, it may be necessary that services like DramaFever and Viki provide better context regarding their exclusive broadcast rights and the way this influences the shows which are considered the most-viewed on their sites.

Min Hyo Rin and B1A4"s Jinyoung release OST for drama "Perseverance, Goo Hae Ra" due to popular demand

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Min Hyo Rin and B1A4

In response to the high demands from fans, Min Hyo Rin and Jinyoung released a soothing duet for the drama, "Perseverance, Goo Hae Ra," that is sure to brighten up your day with its soft guitar strumming and the balanced vocal synergy of Jinyoung and Min Hyo Rin.

"After Meeting You" is a sweet acoustic track that draws the romantic story of a young couple just starting out their relationship. Jinyoung shows off his signature calming vocals as he croons to rhythmical sounds of the track.

Check out "After Meeting You" sung by Jinyoung and Min Hyo Rin above!