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20 minutes ago, irilight said:

Looks like (hopefully) Viki is still testing the waters to see how many people are interested in this drama... 
Lets all comment on the article.  And also submit more license request forms.

 

Thanks for the link. I requested and I will continue to request from time to time. I just hope we`ll have subtitles. I am optimist.

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1 hour ago, irilight said:

Looks like (hopefully) Viki is still testing the waters to see how many people are interested in this drama... 
Lets all comment on the article.  And also submit more license request forms.
https://vikiinc.wufoo.com/forms/title-request-form/
It is not too late for them to license it.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. good-job-onion-head-emoticon.gif I really want to watch this drama.

@triplemThank you for the recap:love:

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1 hour ago, larus said:

 

Thanks for the link. I requested and I will continue to request from time to time. I just hope we`ll have subtitles. I am optimist.

I also requested. Can we do this more than once?

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Hi everyone. 

I really want to watch this drama but they don"t have English subtitle yet.

Is this drama only airing once a week?

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11 hours ago, annie1234 said:

Hi everyone. 

I really want to watch this drama but they don"t have English subtitle yet.

Is this drama only airing once a week?

Yes only once a week. 

Edit to add : I read on IG some k nets commented why only once a week ! Lol! 

 

Okay from what I gather ,  this writer is trying to get On Demand Korea to show this . ( edit it is on ODK’s site ..not sure if it’s subbed as i have regional restrictions & can’t see it ) So those in the USA may be able to watch this . If someone subs this then there’s hope for subs to float somewhere 

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https://www.monstersandcritics.com/kdrama/top-star-u-back-debut-tvn-brings-back-korean-province-romance-angle-in-new-k-drama-popular-among-domestic-viewers/

 

With all of the success tvN is experiencing now, there is no need for the Korean cable/pay network to release any more K-dramas until the 2018 to 2019 swing season starts. However, it seems they want to start early. Ergo, they’ve debuted Top Star U-Back in their Friday time slot and it was a hit domestically. It is also a K-drama that marks a return to “Korean province romances,” an angle that has been underutilized over the past year or so.

 

 

What is Top Star U-Back all about?

As mentioned earlier, Top Star U-Back is a return to the “Korean province romance” angle. What that means is that one of the main characters, usually living in Seoul, is forced to move to a “back country” province for one reason or another. There they truly “learn about life and themselves” all while falling in love. Warm and Cozy (also known as Jeju Island Gatsby) is an excellent example of such.

Starring Kim Ji-suk and Jun So-min, Yoo Baek (Ji Suk) is a former idol star who has become a household name as an actor. Though popular, he is vain and an unapologetic narcissist. When he gets into big trouble, he is exiled to a remote island as a form of damage control. In for the culture shock of his life, far from civilization, the impossible happens: he falls in love with Oh Kang-soon, a local island girl.

The “Korean Province Romance” angle is still as popular as ever

The “Korean Province Romance” angle hasn’t been used in what seems like forever, but it is still just as popular. The numbers don’t like as the premier episode recorded high viewership numbers. According to AGB Nielsen Korea, the nationwide viewership rating was 2.829 percent while Seoul recorded 3.372 percent. Take note this K-drama airs on Friday which is usually a “dead day.”

As for international fans (at least those living in the Americas), there is only one streaming service confirmed to air Top Star U-Back and that is OnDemandKorea (ODK). With tvN’s other K-dramas for this season being major successes, ODK may have its diamond in the rough if this K-drama is subtitled on time. It just made its debut so it shouldn’t be hard for them.

Top Star U-Back airs on Fridays at 11 p.m. KST on tvN. As mentioned above, it is only at ODK, a streaming site which has been heavily advertised for adding more subtitles to their shows, especially all the JTBC K-dramas that were originally airing on DramaFever before its shutdown.

 

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it’s crazy how the drama is still trending 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s thank KJS’s stylist for this BTS fan service :joy:

According to this IG, KJS decided to give sneakers to the crew because there’s not much transport in the island &  they have to walk a lot carrying equipment etc.  It’s his way of appreciating their hard work 

BTS stills posted by TvN . I applaud JSM for being so brave - the way she handled all the live animals -goat , chicken, octopus- all well and alive is not something I can do :sweatingbullets:

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Actually this was one of my favourite scenes when the doc pulled his leg figuratively & literally. Looking forward to his interactions with the village folk . It will be hilarious and they will put him in his place . Also some love line going on there between doc & the guy in Blue who brought in the goat . I read somewhere as well that why Yoo Baek won’t be able to leave the island is because boats come only every 2 weeks . Lol! 

 

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I imagine at some point she is going to have to go to the city and be the fish out of water, no pun intended,  and he is going to enjoy taking his revenge ;)

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1 hour ago, RobinM said:

I imagine at some point she is going to have to go to the city and be the fish out of water, no pun intended,  and he is going to enjoy taking his revenge ;)

ahaahahaa...I am looking forward to that. I should think she may be curious about the big city at one point in her life.

I read this may only be 10 episodes like it's predecessor, so not sure how much the drama can cover.

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Honestly I am entering a drama slump with the end of Terius BM which I loved . Got burned by another recently ended drama. The others I am watching are alright  but I don't feel invested as much.  This is the only drama I am really hyped about . So I am just happy that the drama and our leads  are receiving so much love :

 

Comments  translated by: http://kkumnetz.blogspot.com/2018/11/request-drama-top-star-yoo-baek-ep-1.html

 

Original Article: [10asia] 'Top Star Yoo-Baek' Kim Jiseok, A One Man Show Starting From The First Episode... 70 Minutes Screentime

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1. +281, -6 It's fun ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
2. +99, -2 I really like Kim Jiseok Personally, I need some romance so I really liked it ㅜㅜ
3. +74, -6 His acting is really good
4. +16, -1 It's so fun. Kim Jisuk hwaiting!
5. +15, -2 You're saying that this healing drama only plays on Fridays.. T_T Yoo BaekKang Sun
 

Original Article: [sports world] 'Top Star Yoo Baek' First Broadcast Funny - Refreshing --- Looking Forward To Kim Jisuk X Jeon Somin 

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1. +321, -11 The island is pretty.. Yoo Baek-ie's acting is good......
2. +175, -8 Kim Jisuk is so fun and Jeon Somin looks like she's from there
3. +149, -8 So so fun!!!!!!!! As expected from Jeon Somin, jjang!!!
4.+98, -1 It's fun. Why is the island is so pretty, it was really healing for me. 
5.+25, -2 Kim Jisuk acting is just... And Jeon Somin just feels like she's actually from there...
 
 

Original Article: [osen] 'Top Star Yoo Baek' Kim Jisuk X Talkative Jung Somin, Living Together In The Paradise Island Starts Now

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1. +777, -37 I was scared that Jeon Somin's visuals dropped, but she's still pretty..
2. +642, -28 Jeon Somin's satoori and acting are good and the character is charming ㅎ Kim Jisuk made it seem like he's met the character before ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
3. +419, -12 It's really fun but it's such a pity that it only plays once a week.... It's the drama version of 3 Meals A Day or Little Forest
4.+186, -13 It's really fun
5. +110, -0 I really like this kind of drama
6. +84, -4 A daebak drama ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
7. +78, -13 Honestly Jeon Somin is so cute and pretty
8. +61, -1 It's really fun but seriously why is it played only once a week
9.+45, -2 First episode and it's already funnyㅋ

 

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4 hours ago, triplem said:

Honestly I am entering a drama slump with the end of Terius BM which I loved . Got burned by another recently ended drama. The others I am watching are alright  but I don't feel invested as much.  This is the only drama I am really hyped about . So I am just happy that the drama and our leads  are receiving so much love

Me too, I've been watching Jmovies and SP's, saving Terius's last eps since I don't want to say goodbye.:P This the only drama that I want to watch too. I hope we get subs soon...desperate1-onion-head-emoticon.gif

 

I just found the Viki fanpage, there were 0 followers. Please follow it and request Viki get this one.  

https://www.viki.com/tv/36237c-top-star-yoo-baek

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9 hours ago, triplem said:

 

Honestly I am entering a drama slump with the end of Terius BM which I loved . Got burned by another recently ended drama.

 

Let me guess which one. Hmmm. :D

 

I watched Ep.1 and liked it. Very cute. (I requested it on Viki, too!)

 

Quick explanation of plot:

 

When Yoo Baek got the award, he was extremely arrogant and said that he gets so many of these awards so they are meaningless to him, and that next time, they might as well just ship it to him so he doesn't have to bother to show up.

 

People were upset at him, and when news reporters gave him a chance to apologize, he said no, why should I? And then public uproar.

 

His management company is sick of dealing with him, so they shipped him off to this rural island with no TV or internet and the boat only comes by once every two weeks. So he is stuck there.

 

While he is gone, his rival (Heo Jung Min) took over his role in a sageuk drama and drives around his fancy car.

 

I can't understand the heavy Jeollado accent of the islanders, but the gist is that he's not used to the very old-fashioned and rustic lifestyle.

 

Things are very rustic. They have no running water so they have to pump it from a nearby well. No telephone except at the village office. They communicate by just hollering. He has to take a bath in the kitchen in a giant basin. People keep walking in. Fermented bean paste hanging from the ceiling in his bedroom.

 

But he will learn to appreciate the simple way of life. Because of course. And the view is nice.

 

A running joke is that "geo-si-gi" is a slang for penis, but it sounds a lot like "geu-si-gi" in Jeollado accent, which is apparently a random word for "that" and is used constantly in every sentence.

 

Yoo Baek twists his ankle and goes to the village doctor who speaks without the rural accent and kind of seems normal, but is in fact a weirdo.

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6 hours ago, evie7 said:

Me too, I've been watching Jmovies and SP's, saving Terius's last eps since I don't want to say goodbye.:P This the only drama that I want to watch too. I hope we get subs soon...desperate1-onion-head-emoticon.gif

 

I just found the Viki fanpage, there were 0 followers. Please follow it and request Viki get this one.  

https://www.viki.com/tv/36237c-top-star-yoo-baek

Hi evie dear!  Good to see you . I hv submitted a few times. ( @joonminfan I think you can do the same ) The viki count is not correct as I have followed it . 

Sigh I have been watching some variety programmes too because I just can’t get into my other dramas. 

I read On Demand Korea has it but no subs ...cries ....

 

lolllol @chickfactor yes that drama , sigh . What can I say.  I’m so happy to see you here. Thanks for the summary . I watched it live & it was very entertaining. 

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Please do. This is the only way

most people will actually know what’s going on.

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@RobinM Ok will try my best, but can only do so tonight after work.

 

@kdramanewbiexD I used a mobile app. It was an old one that I had on my iPad but I can no longer find it to download onto my phone. I guess you can try other mobile apps?

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I too watched the first ep with Chinese subs. With my rusty Chinese, I didn’t read fast enough to get everything. Recaps would be great! Thank you @joonminfan !

 

i quite liked the first ep- fun. Too bad it’s once a week. 

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Thanks @joonminfan . Hope you’ll be a able to recap . Too bad my mandarin is terrible & I’m too slow at reading Chinese subs :sweatingbullets:

 

this is is a slightly extended preview . Lol, he hid among the goats or did he get lost ? 

 

Happy to read how buzz worthy the drama & KJS  have quickly become despite just airing one episode on a difficult time slot. So it’s killing me that we ain’t getting subs. 

 

Still upward trend on naver after 4th day 

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At least we got some fan cam BTS of KJS working hard there :rolleyes:

Edit to add: if you can read Chinese subs , iQiyi is subbing this 

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I NEED ENGLISH SUBS!!! 

Why are people sleeping on this show?!!

It's comedic gold :joy:

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No English subs until now.. I also after Terius really want to watch this one. I like Kim Ji Suk in his last drama 20th century.. but why it’s only 1 episode and worst, no subs! I thought it was like Hwayugi that was subbed 1 week after in Netflix... 

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