Showing posts with label Korean Drama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korean Drama. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kim Hyun-joo headlines JTBC’s sageuk War of the Flowers

original post by @javabeans of dramabeans

With the success of Childless Good Fortune buoying JTBC’s roster, they’re not wasting any time lining up their next weekend drama: They’ve announced Dark History: War of the Flowers, which has cast Kim Hyun-joo in the lead role playing a Joseon-era femme fatale. The drama is a sageuk and comes from the team who gave JTBC one of its earliest hits, Queen Dowager In-soo, so you can bet expectations are heightened for War of the Flowers.
Kim Hyun-joo has played a lot of types of characters in her career (recent dramas includeDumb Mom, Twinkle Twinkle), but I still associate her with a gentle sort of acting style, so this may be a big change for her. She plays a concubine of King Injo, Lady Jo, who was born into the lowest class but won Injo’s favor using her beauty and her wiles, and turned into a seductress who kept the king under her thumb. She played a key role in fracturing the relationship between Injo and his son, Crown Prince Sohyeon.
Usually these dramas take forever to release all their casting news, dropping one tidbit at a time, but this one seems to be going for the all-in-one-shot approach: Chae Jung-ahn(Queen of Reversals, Coffee Prince) has also signed on as Lady Kang, the crown princess and wife of Sohyeon. Ah, so their antagonism will probably fuel much of the drama.

The crown princess has an honorable reputation and is known for her intelligence, and together with her husband she advocated for reforms in Joseon. You can see how that might not jibe so well with the power-hungry and scheming seductress trying to keep the king under her control. That makes Kim Hyun-joo's character Chae Jung-ahn's mother-in-law, though the two actresses are of an age (both 36), which should make the showdown interesting.
Complicating matters, Jeon Tae-soo (It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl) is onboard playing Lady Jo’s lover. So she’s got a king wrapped around her finger, a son-in-law to alienate, a daughter-in-law to battle wills against, and a little sump’n-sump’n on the side too? This lady has balls.
Cast as King Injo is Lee Deok-hwa (May Queen, History of the Salaryman), while Jung Sung-woon (Dong Yi) will play Sohyeon. Jung Sung-mo (God of War) will play Kim Ja-jeom, a well-known politician and Confucian scholar.
War of the Flowers will replace Childless Good Fortune and takes to airwaves in March.

credit: @javabeans of dramabeans

Monday, January 30, 2012

[News] Kim Hyun Joo to make her comeback on a New SBS Drama

EDITED: 1/30/2012 11:49PM

Kim Hyun Joo unni's comeback is really anticipated. A news just came out confirming Kim Hyun Joo for SBS Drama "Stupid Sister" (screenplay: Park Gye Ok, production: Lee Dong Hoon). This drama is based on a book published years ago. Kim Hyun Joo will take the lead role. So far there is no confirmed male lead yet.

Kim Hyun Joo made a successful comeback last year in MBC drama "Twinkle Twinkle." Like "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," this new drama is regarded as highly anticipated.

So we're gonna see our unni really soon. Please stay tuned for more news.

photo: naver news

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joo and Wang Bit Na to cast on MBN upcoming drama "For The Emperor"?

To clarify things up, here is the English news 

Actress Kim Hyun-joo and Wang Bit-na are looking at the MBN drama "For The Emperor".

"For The Emperor" is a romance that tells the story of the future wife of young and successful CEO Ma In-tak, who gets an inheritance of 10 billion won. Producer Han Cheol-soo from "9 End 2 Outs" and writer Do Hyeon-jeong from "Que Sera, Sera" have come together to work on this.

Kim Hyun-joo is Yoon Da-ran, a clerk in a department store customer care center who changes into a 'doenjang* girl' after her fiancé Woo-seok passes the judicial examinations.

Initially, Lee Seo-jin, Lee Min-jeong and Park Jin-hee were cast for "For The Emperor". The drama had trouble in confirming its broadcast status and fell through with MBC quicker than expected. The casting has been about 60-70% completed.

"For The Emperor" will be shown after "What's Up"

*I asked a friend what doenjang means.. Well, she said when you use it in a person, it can mean "that he/she exudes the inner qualities of Koreanness."

Source: Hancinema via rinrinkoe (SOOMPI)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

["Partner" OST] Kim Hyun Joo - 약속 (Promise)

This is Kim Hyun Joo's first song that she sang for Partner's set of OSTs. I really love Hyun Joo unni's crystal-clear voice. And I also believe you love this song. Some even say that they keep on listening to this song. Me too.. I even saved an mp3 copy of it in my phone. ^^ But by the way.. Enough with the storytelling.. Since you love her song, I'm posting the Korean lyrics, romanization, the English translation and a fanmade music video. I know it's too late to post this but I still hope this will be helpful. ^^ Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

[Korean Drama "Twinkle Twinkle"] Seung Joon - Jung Won Wedding Photos

credit: jyssandra
Korean Drama "Twinkle Twinkle" Wedding Photos

It was a successful and a happy ending! Congratulations to all the cast and the crew! ^^ Congratulations Han Jung-Won and Song Seung-Joon! ^^ Best wishes to the newlywed couple.

Here are some on-the-set captures of Song Seung-Joon and Han Jung-Won's wedding.

credits: Kim Se Eun (sseny7) & Cinderella Wedding School (iweddingu)

[Twinkle Twinkle Drama Update] Cheers! It's a Happy Ending!

Korean Drama "Twinkle Twinkle" new set of photos - August 14, 2011

A happy ending for "Twinkle Twinkle". The last episode was aired yesterday. It's just sad that you really have to wait for a very long time for the English subbed episodes to release. If you really want to know the whole story, the RAW episodes are already at ^^

Ah~.. How time flies. I didn't notice it has already ended. But before that happy ending, let's see the twists and turns they've gone through. 

Looks like Song Seung-Joon (Kim Seok-Hoon) faces the consequences of letting go of her dear Han Jung Won (Kim Hyun-Joo).. Oh my~.. These photos will surely make everyone excited to watch "Twinkle Twinkle." Photos are arranged in no particular order. Please stay tuned!

-on the set- ^^

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Korean Drama "Partner" Season 2?

We all love Kim Hyun Joo and Lee Dong Wook in the Korean drama "Partner." They had this chemistry.. And you should admit you're one of the viewers who were not so satisfied about the ending. There was no kissing scene at all (yeah but it was still a drama worth watching).

But have you ever thought about "Partner" Season 2? I was really surprised to see this video shared by a Twitter user. Well, we haven't heard about it and no one really knows if there's gonna be a season 2.. Dramas like "Partner" are well loved by the viewers and almost all of them would love to see a Season 2. But there's only a little chance that it will have a season 2 (as what most fans have said).

But no matter what, this video is worth sharing to all the fans. Enjoy!

I have a question to all of you guys. Would you like them to have a "Partner" Season 2? Feel free to leave a comment below. :)