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  1. Hello @hibiscus23. Always nice to hear from you. I need to finish the last 2 episodes of Kkundae Intern. I sort of got busy. But over all, I liked it far better than I thought I would.
  2. Thank you, @Lawyerh. You just gave me a huge homework I am not even sure I can find all of these Drama, but I will look.. ah, I see that Viki still has "The Great Protector," "Perfect Couple," "The Glamorous Imperial Concubine," and "Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei." Also a more recent film "Reset." As I said, I have my "homework" cut out for me. I have only seen him in "Love Me if You Dare" (My first Drama watching him), and then "The Imperial Doctress" followed by 'Ruyi", and "At Dolphin Bay." (I was so thrilled to find it on Netflix.) I am watching now "Battle of Changsha." ah, I did watch most of "Romance of Red Dust" with Shu Qui... I love her too, but I did not like this Drama at all. I am glad to see that Netflix now has also "West Side Story;" and also the movie "Hide and Seek. Now this... seems that Netizens have nothing to do but stir up for fake gossip.., ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Netizens Accused Ruby Lin And Wallace Huo Of Travelling Overseas During COVID-19 Outbreak (And Without Masks, Too) Ruby had the best clapback. Last week, Sonia Sui had some pretty strong words for those who insist on travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, despite being advised to stay at home. This week, Chinese netizens accused another Taiwanese actress of going against health advisories and taking a family vacation during the coronavirus crisis. On Monday (March 23), a Weibo user claimed to have recently spotted Ruby Lin and her husband, Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo, in Bali on holiday with their three-year-old daughter, and even shared a photo of the couple as “proof”. 1 of 3Oops? According to the post, the netizen was prevented from taking a seat on the second floor of a famous restaurant, even though there was clearly a lot of available space. They then saw a tour guide leading a group of about 10 people upstairs. The netizen immediately recognised Ruby and Wallace, and noted that neither of them were wearing masks. Other netizens quickly chimed in, slamming the couple for their actions and for failing to set a good example as public figures by leaving the country in the midst of a global pandemic. 2 of 3 But the lie has been unmasked As it turns out, it was all one big, fact-twisting witch hunt. Yesterday (March 24), Ruby took to her Weibo page to clear the air, and wrote: “That’s an old photo from last year. Are you bringing it up now to stir trouble…” A scroll through Ruby’s Facebook page shows that the 44-year-old did indeed jet off for at least two beach holidays in early- to mid-2019 — way before COVID-19 had been discovered. It should also be noted that Ruby has always been vocal about taking the virus seriously, reminding her followers to be careful and to wash their hands. 3 of 3Nice try, haters Photos: Ruby Lin/Facebook, Ruby Lin/Weibo, Weibo source
  3. Me too, @evie7. I still need to watch the last two episodes, but I think not only JIW, but all 3 leads did a great job! I will be looking forward to seeing them in another Drama. I am thinking that the ratings may be result of Knetizens not ready for the subject matter of gays, and also the script was weak. I have not seen any of the films that Park Cheol worked on, and I have only seen one Drama written by Kim Ji-Soo; But it so happens that this Drama - Medical Brothers - is one of my all times favorite. I think Jung Il Woo has shown us great performances in everything he has done! And why is the writer of this article not even mentioning "Haechi?" shrugs. Below is another article about the historical Drama. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jung Il-woo in talks to lead new historical drama ‘Bossam – Stealing Destiny’ It seems like Jung Il-woo is in for a busy year! According to a source from his agency, HB Entertainment, the actor is looking over an offer to star in the upcoming historical series Bossam – Stealing Destiny (literal title). Set during the rule of King Gwanghaegun in the Joseon dysnasty, Bossam – Stealing Destiny will tell the story of a person who accidentally abducts Princess Soo Kyung. Jung Il-woo was offered to play the male protagonist Ba Woo, a matchmaker of widows who have lost their hopes of getting remarried to a lineup of potential new husbands. When he was still young, someone set him up for a conspiracy. He was able to run away, but since then, he had to go around in disguise and live in poverty. Jung made his small-screen debut in the 2006 family drama High Kick. In 2011, he played his breakout role in the romantic fantasy series 49 Days. That same year, he landed his next lead role after 2009’s Moon River in the rom-com drama Flower Boy Ramen Shop. He went on to take part in the critically acclaimed project The Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012. Currently, Jung portrays the male lead in JTBC’s inspirational rom-com series Sweet Munchies alongside Kang Ji-young and Lee Hak-joo. Spearheaded by PD Kwon Seok-jang of Avengers Social Club (2017) as well as screenwriters Kim Ji-soo of the upcoming Birthcare Center (2020) and Park Cheol, Bossam – Stealing Destiny will be a tale of love and life that bravely confronts the maltreatment on women and the less fortunate members of the society during Korea’s olden times. It is scheduled to air in the first half of 2021. source
  4. I still need to watch the last two episodes... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Park Hae Jin Talks About Acting In “Kkondae Intern,” The Kind Of Senior Actor He Is, And More Actor Park Hae Jin participated in an interview to discuss his latest drama “Kkondae Intern” and his career. “Kkondae Intern” is an office comedy about a man who finally gets sweet revenge on a former boss who once made his life miserable. Park Hae Jin stars as Ga Yeol Chan, who becomes the head of the marketing team at Jun Su Foods after moving up the corporate ladder at lightning speed. Kim Eung Soo stars as Lee Man Shik, Ga Yeol Chan’s boss at his former company but now his subordinate at Jun Su Foods. First off, Park Hae Jin shared his thoughts on the conclusion of “Kkondae Intern.” He said, “I’m sad that it’s about to end. Usually, I feel bittersweet after a production is over, but I feel more sad this time because it ends at episode 12. I didn’t get to see all the narratives of the characters, and I was also curious about the story of Namgoong Jun Su [played by Park Ki Woong]. Still, I think this work seems to have been a life-oriented drama.” When asked about how he noticed the popularity of this drama, he answered, “I realized that the drama was receiving a lot of love through online comments and news articles. I think viewers thought more deeply about the drama and they empathized with it a lot. I’ve never worked at a company before, but I tried to show a dramatic performance, and when I saw the comments saying, ‘It felt like I was looking at our company,’ and ‘Yes, it was very tiring,’ I realized people were going through a rough time at work.” Park Hae Jin also talked about how his character’s personality suddenly changed. He admitted he had a tough time with that, saying, “There was a scene when Ga Yeol Chan exploded after being driven into a corner. I couldn’t relate to the character, so the ending of episode six was hard for me. He had a different tone than the beginning, and it was a time when Ga Yeol Chan was cornered. In reality, I don’t really experience that kind of irritation, so I worked harder to portray it.” Park Hae Jin also talked about the kind of senior actor he is. He commented, “Actually, I think I’m careful when it comes to giving someone advice about acting because I’m busy acting myself. In my opinion, ‘acting’ is the process of putting pieces together for the picture we will make at the end. While doing this work, I thought I should become a good senior to my juniors.” The interviewer pointed out that he seemed like someone who would take care of his junior actors a lot, and he answered with a laugh, “I’m always hungry on drama sets, so I try to share what I have. I feel awkward when someone thanks me. I try to be careless about sharing because it can feel like I’m showing off. I do appreciate it if they can feel my sincerity.” When asked if he now has more confidence about acting in comedies, the actor explained, “I don’t suddenly have confidence about it, but I’m trying to find my own humor. I’m convinced that good scenes come from good reactions rather than acting comically up front.” Park Hae Jin also talked about his chemistry with Kim Eung Soo, saying, “‘Kkondae Intern’ focuses on bromance. Every drama has melodrama on it, but I think it was good that there was none in this drama. A memorable bromance scene is when I drag Kim Eung Soo by the hand. It’s a romantic scene, but it seems to have been well expressed as bromance. Kim Eung Soo’s reaction was at its peak.” When asked about a possibility of a second season, Park Hae Jin replied, “There wasn’t any talk about a second season. There were people who wanted to make it happen, so if the opportunity comes, that would be great.” Lastly, the actor shared what he thinks is a kkondae (a term that describes an older person who is often condescending or uses their age to justify their actions). He said, “It’s someone who forces their own thoughts on others and who believes they’re absolutely right. I think it’s also someone who thinks they’re an open person. There may be people who have different opinions from me, but I think the person who says, ‘I am absolutely right’ is a kkondae.” The final episode of “Kkondae Intern” aired on July 1. source
  5. @hibiscus23, no worries at all... Glad you answer when you are able to. I'd love for you to visit.... That could very well be the reason...! Hi, @Wendybe, Welcome to PHJ thread! Great to have you here! I totally agree with you about the Drama CITT. I was, - and still am - heart-broken for what they did to him. I loved his character so much, and I wanted better closure for him, and them... I should read the webtoon too.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Park Hae Jin Talks About Acting In “Kkondae Intern,” The Kind Of Senior Actor He Is, And More Actor Park Hae Jin participated in an interview to discuss his latest drama “Kkondae Intern” and his career. “Kkondae Intern” is an office comedy about a man who finally gets sweet revenge on a former boss who once made his life miserable. Park Hae Jin stars as Ga Yeol Chan, who becomes the head of the marketing team at Jun Su Foods after moving up the corporate ladder at lightning speed. Kim Eung Soo stars as Lee Man Shik, Ga Yeol Chan’s boss at his former company but now his subordinate at Jun Su Foods. First off, Park Hae Jin shared his thoughts on the conclusion of “Kkondae Intern.” He said, “I’m sad that it’s about to end. Usually, I feel bittersweet after a production is over, but I feel more sad this time because it ends at episode 12. I didn’t get to see all the narratives of the characters, and I was also curious about the story of Namgoong Jun Su [played by Park Ki Woong]. Still, I think this work seems to have been a life-oriented drama.” When asked about how he noticed the popularity of this drama, he answered, “I realized that the drama was receiving a lot of love through online comments and news articles. I think viewers thought more deeply about the drama and they empathized with it a lot. I’ve never worked at a company before, but I tried to show a dramatic performance, and when I saw the comments saying, ‘It felt like I was looking at our company,’ and ‘Yes, it was very tiring,’ I realized people were going through a rough time at work.” Park Hae Jin also talked about how his character’s personality suddenly changed. He admitted he had a tough time with that, saying, “There was a scene when Ga Yeol Chan exploded after being driven into a corner. I couldn’t relate to the character, so the ending of episode six was hard for me. He had a different tone than the beginning, and it was a time when Ga Yeol Chan was cornered. In reality, I don’t really experience that kind of irritation, so I worked harder to portray it.” Park Hae Jin also talked about the kind of senior actor he is. He commented, “Actually, I think I’m careful when it comes to giving someone advice about acting because I’m busy acting myself. In my opinion, ‘acting’ is the process of putting pieces together for the picture we will make at the end. While doing this work, I thought I should become a good senior to my juniors.” The interviewer pointed out that he seemed like someone who would take care of his junior actors a lot, and he answered with a laugh, “I’m always hungry on drama sets, so I try to share what I have. I feel awkward when someone thanks me. I try to be careless about sharing because it can feel like I’m showing off. I do appreciate it if they can feel my sincerity.” When asked if he now has more confidence about acting in comedies, the actor explained, “I don’t suddenly have confidence about it, but I’m trying to find my own humor. I’m convinced that good scenes come from good reactions rather than acting comically up front.” Park Hae Jin also talked about his chemistry with Kim Eung Soo, saying, “‘Kkondae Intern’ focuses on bromance. Every drama has melodrama on it, but I think it was good that there was none in this drama. A memorable bromance scene is when I drag Kim Eung Soo by the hand. It’s a romantic scene, but it seems to have been well expressed as bromance. Kim Eung Soo’s reaction was at its peak.” When asked about a possibility of a second season, Park Hae Jin replied, “There wasn’t any talk about a second season. There were people who wanted to make it happen, so if the opportunity comes, that would be great.” Lastly, the actor shared what he thinks is a kkondae (a term that describes an older person who is often condescending or uses their age to justify their actions). He said, “It’s someone who forces their own thoughts on others and who believes they’re absolutely right. I think it’s also someone who thinks they’re an open person. There may be people who have different opinions from me, but I think the person who says, ‘I am absolutely right’ is a kkondae.” The final episode of “Kkondae Intern” aired on July 1. source
  6. Lee Joon In Talks To Join Sci-Fi Horror Drama Alongside Gong Yoo And Bae Doona We may be seeing Lee Joon’s return to acting soon! On June 15, it was reported that Lee Joon would be appearing in the upcoming Netflix original series “The Sea of Silence” (literal title). A source from his agency Prain TPC stated, “It’s true that Lee Joon has received an offer to appear in the drama and he is currently looking over it.” If Lee Joon accepts the role, it will be his first drama since 2017’s “Father Is Strange.” He is said to have been offered the role of Tae Seok, a man with a military background who is intelligent, soft-spoken, and caring. He gets along with everyone on the team but if they really think about it, they don’t really know anything about him. “The Sea of Silence” will be a sci-fi horror thriller that is set in the future, where desertification has left the earth with food and water shortages. A special team is tasked with retrieving mysterious samples from an abandoned research base on the moon. The upcoming series will be based on a short film of the same name by director Choi Hang Yong, who was highlighted at the 13th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival in 2014. Choi Hang Yong is set to direct the series, with Jung Woo Sung participating as a producer. Other actors who are in talks to join the series include Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, and Lee Joon Hyuk. “The Sea of Silence” is set to begin filming this August. source
  7. Thank you, @triplem.The feeling is mutual. Yes, I agree about Yi Sang. Sure I'll be happy to drop by that thread... But I only have eyes for Go Joon..haha. I cannot imagine that Drama with anyone else in that role.. Thank you for the goodies photos. Glad to see Go Joon on this list:
  8. Breaking: Jung So Min And Lee Joon Confirmed To Have Broken Up After 3 Years Of Dating After dating for three years, Jung So Min and Lee Joon have parted ways. On June 26, Dispatch reported that representatives for both Jung So Min and Lee Joon had announced that the couple had broken up. According to the report, one source stated, “The two recently broke up,” while the other added, “They’ve decided to remain on good terms and cheer each other on as fellow actors.” Later that morning, both stars’ agencies confirmed the report. Lee Joon’s agency PrainTPC stated, “Lee Joon and Jung So Min recently broke up. Lee Joon is planning to greet the public soon through a good project,” while Jung So Min’s agency Blossom Entertainment similarly confirmed, “Jung So Min and Lee Joon recently broke up. They have decided to remain colleagues.” According to Dispatch, sources close to the two stars commented, “They spent a lot of time apart. Since they were both busy, they grew apart from one another. They ended up deciding to focus more on their individual work.” After starring together in the KBS drama “Father is Strange,” Jung So Min and Lee Joon began dating in October 2017 and went public with their relationship several months later. source
  9. ah, @angelangie... I loved both. And I agree with you about his character in Ruyi's Palace. And I love his pairing with Zhou Xun, whom I also love. You can also see them together in the beautiful film "Our Time Will Come," by Ann Hui. haha, we do, don't we? I just sent requests for this movie, to both Netflix and Viki. I encourage everyone to do so. Viki - we can send multiple requests. Netfix, we can only send one request per IP Address. https://help.netflix.com/en/titlerequest https://support.viki.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034633713-Request-a-TV-Show-or-Movie @angelangie, haha I, was going to say that he is probably busy being a husband and a father.
  10. @0ly40, thank you for starting the thread. Waves to @larus, @triplem, @Ameera Ali, and @snowlou I am so thrilled to have Go Joon in an upcoming Drama. And I think I like the pairing of him with Jo Yeo Jeong. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cho Yeo-jeong and Go Joon Confirm Starring in "If You Cheat, You Die" Actors Cho Yeo-jeong and Go Joon are starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "If You Cheat, You Die". According to their agencies, the two have confirmed roles in "If You Cheat, You Die" and the script reading was scheduled to happen on the 22nd. "If You Cheat, You Die" is a funny story about grown-ups who do bad things with guilt going through horror. Cho Yeo-jeong is a best-selling author with an extraordinary family history, and Go Joon was offered to play the role of a successful divorce lawyer. Meanwhile, "If You Cheat, You Die" premieres later this year. ___________ "If You Cheat, You Die" is directed by Kim Hyoung-seok, written by Lee Seong-min-II, and features Cho Yeo-jeong, Go Joon, Yeonwoo, Kim Young-dae, Bae Noo-ri, Kim Ye-won. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/10~Upcoming, on KBS. source
  11. oh, @Lawyerh, I first saw him in Misty...Loved him so much there. He did a fantastic job. And I knew I will follow him. @Ameera Ali, Thank you for starting this thread! Waves to @triplem, @Lawyerh, and everyone else here. oh, I have to watch this Drama. I have been meaning to do that forever... you for the nudge, @Lawyerh @triplem, thank you so much for this article. I still wonder where he came from. I first saw him in "Misty"and was amazed by him....And I kept thinking "Where did he come from...?" Now I know, that he started as a stage actor... Now, I am loving him in "Oh My Baby". Is everyone watching it? oh, I forgot, here is the Soompi article about the new Drama. And it comes from the scriptwriter of "Misty"! Jo Yeo Jeong, Go Joon, And Yeonwoo Confirmed + Kim Young Dae Reported To Star In New Drama About Affairs Jo Yeo Jeong and Go Joon are confirmed to lead the upcoming KBS 2TV drama “If You Cheat, You Die” (literal translation)! On June 22, a source from Jo Yeo Jeong’s agency High Entertainment shared, “It is true that Jo Yeo Jeong is starring in ‘If You Cheat, You Die,” and a source from Go Joon’s agency Story J Company also confirmed, “Go Joon will star in ‘If You Cheat, You Die.’ The script reading took place today.” “If You Cheat, You Die” is described as a story of several individuals who deal with marriage, divorce, and affairs with a guilty conscience. Jo Yeo Jeong will play the bestselling novelist Jang Yeo Joo, while Go Joon take on the role of Han Woo Sung, a divorce lawyer. Yeonwoo is also confirmed to appear in the drama as Mi Rae, a college student whose true thoughts are difficult to read. Yeonwoo said to Seoul Economics Daily, “I’ll be greeting viewers as a refreshing university student through this project. I’m working hard to show great acting to everyone, so please look forward to it.” A source from MLD Entertainment also shared, “Yeonwoo confirmed her appearance in ‘If You Cheat, You Die’ and participated in the script reading today.” According to several news outlets, Kim Young Dae was also cast in the drama, but his agency has not yet released a statement to confirm this fact. He was reportedly cast as a National Intelligence Service agent who meets Jo Yeo Jeong’s character Kang Yeo Joo. Kim Young Dae rose to stardom with the popular MBC drama “Extraordinary You” and JTBC’s “I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice.” “If You Cheat, You Die” is slated to begin airing in the second half of this year. source
  12. ah.. Good to know, @angelangie. I need to watch it. wait... was it not "Somewhere Winter" you were referring to? Then what was it, please? @cenching, I loved "Love Me if You Dare." I am watching now "Battle of Changsha." @Lawyerh, thank you much, both for the film review, and the tag. I want to see it. I just submitted requests for it, to both Viki, and Netflix.
  13. Soo Ae In Talks For Her First Drama In 4 Years Actress Soo Ae might be returning to the small screen! On June 23, a source from the drama industry told Ilgan Sports, “Soo Ae will be playing the lead role in the drama ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ (literal translation).” The lead role is that of Ha Young Eun, the leader of the design team at a fashion label. She is a cold-hearted realist but is also smart and prioritizes safety above all things. Her biological age is 38, but as a designer at a fashion label, she manages her body and follows the trends in order to maintain a youthful and beautiful appearance. She is clear about reaping the rewards for her own work, and doesn’t waste time getting emotional over men. Soo Ae’s agency, Huayi Brothers, stated to multiple media outlets, “She has received a casting offer for the drama and is positively reviewing it.” If Soo Ae accepts, it will be her first TV drama in four years. Her last drama was in 2016 with “Sweet Stranger and Me.” “Now, We Are Breaking Up” is written by Je In (“Misty“) and directed by Lee Gil Bok (“My Love from the Star“). The drama is still in discussions about broadcast date and details. Do you want to see Soo Ae take this role? source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am so excited to read this. "Misty" was an awesome Drama, and I hope this one will be too. The role sounds like it is tailored made for Soo Ae.
  14. Lee Sang-yeob Attacks Women's Hearts With his Good Looks Actor Lee Sang-yeob is raising the stocks as one of the hottest actors today. Lee Sang-yeob, who is drawing attention as a popular actor in charge of the start and end of the week, has been selected as a beauty model and is emerging as a hot actor in the advertising world. He plays pure and innocent hearted man Yoon Seok-ho in the SBS drama "Good Casting", while he plays Yoon Gyoo-jin, a gentle and a keen pediatric surgeon in the KBS 2TV drama "Once Again". Lee Sang-yeob recently finished shooting a beauty brand photo shoot and has been receiving constant love calls from various advertising circles. In particular, the actor stands out as an advertising model targeting people of all ages from their 20s all the way through to their 50s and is currently carrying out several commercials. An advertising official said, "Lee Sang-yeob has a friendly image through various activities, is recognized for his ratings performance and is a model who enhances the brand's credibility. Advertisers highly favor him because they can target both inside and outside the country without any disagreement". source I am not sure if "attacks" is the right word for the title. I would think "captures" is a better word...
  15. @nonski, I apologize for late response. I am loving this Drama. I did not think I would like it, based on the teasers... But, boy - did it take me by surprise.... Kim Eung-Soo and Park Hae Jin are terrific together. The script is good; How their relationship changed over time in the Drama, is terrific. That's very good from a newbie scriptwriter. I loved their "camping" trip. I love the humor. Thank you everyone for all your contributions, and love for this Drama. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New Stills Added for the Korean Drama "Kkondae Intern" source