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19 hours ago, Teeners said:

 

By the way, I finally watched Be With You this weekend, and it's as tragic and amazing as everyone says.

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I loved the cameos from Gong Hyo-Jin and Park Seo-Joon. The scenes where SYJ teaches her young son to cook and do housework just break my heart. What a precocious little boy. I wish she had gotten to come back every rainy season instead of just that one year.

 

 

I think the son's presentation in school is one of the better improvements of the Korean version over the Japanese version of the movie. I didn't realize until late what the son was doing - he was basically assuring his mom he and his dad will be alright, because she taught him well. Gosh, what an emotional gut punch. For an 8-year old to have that kind of deep understanding and maturity.

 

BWY is tragic, but for some reason I felt uplifted after the 2nd reunion scene at the train station where everything was put into context. It was tragic, but hopeful at the same time - does that make sense? I mean, unlike in The Last Princess, where it was just tragic all around and I felt sad all the way towards the end. 

 

BWY is still my favorite movie to date of SYJ - I watched the movie 3x so far, and each time I am finding a small detail that I missed the previous viewing. 

12 hours ago, SonBender said:

Thanks for this thread on SYJ. I've lurked for a few weeks, but decided to sign up. I had never heard of SYJ until this year 2020, although I had been aware of a few of the Kpop groups for the past ten years. Crash Landing on You kept popping up on Netflix. I really don't like drama because I lose interest somewhere in the middle.

 

Because of the intense lock down where I live, one fateful day I clicked on CLOY, primarily because the interaction between North and South Korea has always interested me. The story was fascinating and I watched an episode every day until the end. My respect for SYJ's acting grew tremendously. She is the reason I was able to make it through. How can anyone express so many emotions so easily through eye and facial expressions?

 

I went on an SYJ binge and have now watched all 21 movies and 9 dramas (including the cameo in Secret Garden). Besides CLOY I liked The Classic, A Moment to Remember, Shark and Be With You. The copy of Daemang I watched was poor quality with some of the 60 episodes missing.

 

We have the same journey @SonBender. I never heard of SYJ before until CLOY, and I've never watched a Kdrama before CLOY. After CLOY, I found myself looking and reading more into SYJ and getting to know her and her works, and I binge-watched most of her movies and dramas soon after (the much older ones, I couldn't find unfortunately). It has been an enjoyable ride so far, discovering a great actress in the process, and whom by most accounts, an even better person. 

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@slowpoked, I came across this on YT, the first part of the video is her acceptance speech for winning the Blue Dragon for MWGM. No English subs though. I see Gong Hyo Jin was also nominated. I'm always curious if it's awkward for friends to compete against each other for acting awards.

 

 

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8 hours ago, slowpoked said:

It has been an enjoyable ride so far, discovering a great actress in the process, and whom by most accounts, an even better person.

Totally agree with "discovering a great actress." She makes characters believable and scenes come alive. At least that discovery is a positive for 2020. Although my interest is in her professional work, it seems from the comments of others that she is a kind-hearted person in real life.

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Result of ‘Favorite Korean Wave Stars’ survey by Japanese weekly magazine ‘Shukan Asahi’ (週刊朝日


Most Favorite Korean Wave Actor [from July 24, 2020 issue: Actor]
1. Park Seo-joon (Itaewon Class) - 530 votes

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2. Jang Geun-Suk (You’re Beautiful) - 496 votes

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3. Hyun Bin (Crash Landing on You) - 479 votes

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4. Kwon Sang-woo (Stairway to Heaven) - 392 votes

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2003/2004 drama ‘Stairway to Heaven’ - Prince of Tears

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5. Gong Yoo (Goblin) - 354 votes

6. Lee Joon-ki (Scarlet Heart Ryeo) - 228 votes
7. Seo In-guk (Hundred Million Stars from the Sky) - 196 votes
8. Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang)- 133 votes
9. Lee Jong-suk (Pinocchio) - 122 votes
10. Park Bo-gum (Love in the Moonlight) - 96 votes 


Most Favorite Korean Wave Actress [from July 24, 2020 issue: Actress]
1. Son Ye-jin (Crash Landing on You) - 535 votes

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2. Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi) - 449 votes

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3. Park Shin-hye (You’re Beautiful) - 435 votes

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4. Park Min-young (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim) - 404 votes

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5. Han Ji-min (Dazzling) - 392 votes

 

Most Favorite Korean Wave Supporting Actor/Actress

1. Ahn Nae-sang (My Country) - 713 votes

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2. Kim Hae-sook (Life is Beautiful) - 391 votes

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3. Kim Sun-young (Crash Landing on You) - 352 votes

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4. Go Doo-shim (My Mister) - 178 votes

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5. Lee Il-hwa (Reply 1988) - 163 votes
 

 

[from July 24, 2020 issue]

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A group of SYJ international fans are going to send her a fan book:fullofhearts:

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Teeners said:

@slowpoked, I came across this on YT, the first part of the video is her acceptance speech for winning the Blue Dragon for MWGM. No English subs though. I see Gong Hyo Jin was also nominated. I'm always curious if it's awkward for friends to compete against each other for acting awards.

 

 

 

Thank you for this, @Teeners ! Yes, I can't understand a single thing but it was still nice to see her speech. I hope someday there will be an English translation. She was really flustered. She really did not expect to win. I assume the next one where she was in the purple gown was Baeksang? And that it happened after Blue Dragon? Because she was much more composed there. 

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The video clips of Son Ye Jin's appearance at The Guru Show in 2008 are finally English subbed

 

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Awww...we've got another update IG video.

Happy working to our queen :hooray:

 

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Recent drama articles where ‘Crash Landing on You’ was mentioned.  I put them in spoiler quotes.


 

1. ratings of terrestrial broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC), tvN, and JTBC in the first half of 2020 (from 01.01.2020 to 06.30.2020),

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https://zapzee.net/2020/07/22/sbs-drama-tops-the-viewership-category-with-an-average-ratings-of-11-6-percent/
SBS Drama Tops the Viewership Category with an Average Ratings of 11.6 Percent


by krishkim


Amid the overall low drama viewership due to the “trot craze” and platform diversification, SBS dramas surpassed the average household rating of 10 percent in the first half of this year, proving its potential as “drama powerhouse.”


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Credit: SBS


According to the report by Nielsen Korea after analyzing the ratings of three terrestrial broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC), tvN, and JTBC in the first half of 2020 (from 01.01.2020 to 06.30.2020), SBS recorded an average of 11.6 percent viewership, surpassing the 10 percent mark and achieving an unrivaled number one spot. JTBC came in second with 8.2 percent, while tvN, MBC, and KBS followed the list with 5.5 percent, 4.3 percent, 3.7 percent, respectively.


SBS also topped the 2049 viewership, a key barometer of popularity and channel competitiveness, with 4.8 percent. JTBC followed with 3.8 percent and tvN with 3.1 percent. MBC and KBS came in fourth and fifth by recording 1.7 percent and 1.1 percent. In particular, SBS showed its potential by listing five of the seven dramas aired in the first half of the year into the Top 10 and all seven in the Top 15.


SBS’s race will continue un the second half of the year as well. First, Alice, one of the most anticipated dramas in the second half of the year, will premiere in August as a follow-up drama of Backstreet Rookie. Starring Kim Hee Sun and Joo Won, this human SF drama tells the story of a man and a woman who are separated by death, only to be reunited by overcoming the limits of time and space. In addition, Fly From Rags To Riches, starring Kwon Sang Woo and Bae Sung Woo, and Penthouse, in which PD Joo Dong Min and writer Kim Soon Ok have joined hands once again since The Last Empress, are set to air in the second half of the year.


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Credit: JTBC, tvN


MBC, on the other hand, has lost its title, “Drama Kingdom.” The last mini-series that has exceeded 15 percent viewership was She Was Pretty, which aired in 2015. As time went by, single-digit ratings became the norm, and even the dramas that recorded 0 percent viewership have frequently appeared.


MBC’s slump is even more noticeable since each major broadcaster has produced at least one hit drama that has dominated the viewership and popularity: KBS’s When the Camellia Blooms, JTBC’s Itaewon Class and The World of the Married, SBS’s Hot Stove League and Dr. Romantic 2, and tvN’s Crash Landing on You.


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Credit: MBC

 

Efforts to revive the MBC drama are currently underway. Although the viewership did not hit the jackpot in the first half of 2020, it achieved notable results in terms of diversity. It is said that they have expanded the range of viewers’ choices by making new attempts such as producing a script that won the contest, 4 or 8 part mystery drama, and running virtual SNS channels related to the dramas. In August, SF8, SF Anthology series, which was first introduced at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, will air.

 

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2. TV drama viewership battle in 1st half of 2020

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JTBC takes lead in TV drama viewership battle in H1

 

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- On the South Korean small screen, cable channel JTBC had a large lead over other big names on the back of well-made, eye-catching drama series in the first half of 2020.
 

The romance thriller "The World of the Married," the South Korean adaptation of BBC's "Doctor Foster," was the biggest hit TV series during the period, with its viewership reaching as high as 28.4 percent.  It is the highest-ever rating by a drama on a non-terrestrial TV channel.  The 16-episode drama, which features the revenge of a dedicated wife, played by Kim Hee-ae, coupled with intense suspense and unpredictable storytelling, also won director Mo Wan-il the best TV director award at this year's Baeksang Arts Awards.

 

JTBC's "Itaewon Class," starring star actor Park Seo-joon, was the No. 2 drama of the first half with viewership of 16.5 percent, the seventh-highest viewership rating in cable television history.

 

In a bid to maintain the competitive edge in the second half of the year, the broadcaster has launched the mystery "Graceful Friend," portraying close friends who face a murder in their town, and the crime drama "The Good Detective," a battle between detectives who reveal the truth and cover it up.

 

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A scene from "The World of the Married" provided by JTBC (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

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A teaser image of "It's OK to Not Be OK" by tvN (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


 

On the other hand, tvN, a cable channel run by entertainment giant CJ ENM, suffered a worse-than-expected first-half performance, except for the romantic comedy "Crash Landing On You," which started its 16-episode run in December last year.

 

Its prime-time series including the romantic comedy "Oh My Baby," starring Jang Na-ra, and the romance drama "It's OK to Not Be OK," starring Kim Soo-hyun, failed to impress South Korean viewers. 

 

"Oh My Baby," about a workaholic single woman, recorded 2.9 percent in viewership rating at best and quietly finished its 16th episode on July 2.  Premiering on June 20, "It's OK," was one of the most anticipated TV series as Korean wave star Kim's return project after his two-year military duty. But its audience share has been hovering around 5 percent.

 

To break the stalemate, tvN has come up with a star-studded lineup for the second half.

 

Starring Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doona, "Stranger 2," the sequel to the 2016 popular crime drama "Stranger," will air in August.

 

Heartthrob actor Park Bo-gum and "Parasite" star Park So-dam will star in tvN's romance "Record of Youth" in September, while Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk are cast for "Startup" slated for October.

 

Terrestrial broadcasters like KBS and MBC remain in the doldrums as their shows hardly created a buzz over the first six months.

 

KBS' thriller "Woman of 9.9 Billion" and MBC's office comedy "Kkondae Intern," also known as "Old School Intern," are the only two series that made their presence felt on the small screen.

 

SBS received better results than the two rivals, with its medical drama "Dr. Romantic 2" and legal drama "Hyena" marking double-digit viewership ratings.  But its blockbuster fantasy show "The King: Eternal Monarch," starring Lee Min-ho, was a complete flop in the first half.

 

KBS's romantic comedy "Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol," MBC's science-fiction series "SF8" and SBS' musical drama "Do You Like Brahms?" will be their weapons of choice for the second half.

 

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3. Netflix

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With the Help of Netflix, ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Is Receiving Explosive Reactions from All Around the World


by krishkim


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Credit: Studio Dragon, tvN


Drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, produced by Studio Dragon, is receiving explosive responses. It is currently being streamed in 190 countries around the world through Netflix.


It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is loved in Southeast and Northeast Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan, as well as in South America, including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. It is also showing great results in Africa, including Nigeria and Australia.


IMDB, which evaluates the contents from around the world, gave 9.2 out of 10 points for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. The figure is higher than The King: Eternal Monarch (8.4) and Crash Landing on You (8.8), the two dramas that recently gained much popularity in the global market.


Viewers around the world lavished praise on the work, saying, “You’ll be fascinated by the addictive story and beautiful production,” “It’s different from the K-drama you’ve seen so far,” “You shouldn’t think of it as a classic romance drama,“ and “I was fascinated even from the first episode, and I’m still immersed in it.”


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Credit: Studio Dragon, tvN


Foreign media are paying attention to the worldwide popularity of Korean dramas. Time Magazine recommended 10 K-dramas while covering the popularity of Korean dramas. Other leading global media outlets have also continued to analyze the reasons for the recent popularity of K-drama and introduce works that are about to be launched.


Regarding the new K-drama craze that’s spreading worldwide, Studio Dragon said, “We thank global viewers for their love in various works, including ‘Goblin,’ ‘Mr.Sunshine,’ and recent ‘Crash Landing on You’ and ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.’ We will make efforts to produce and share well-made content that people around the world can enjoy and sympathize with.”


It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a romantic comedy drama about a fantasy fairytale-like love between Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun), a psych ward community worker who refuses to love from being oppressed by the weight of life, and Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji), a storybook writer who doesn’t understand love.


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4. Top 15 Dramas of 1st Half of 2020 (ranked by number of viewers per episode)

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https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200722177900005

Top 15 Dramas of 1st Half of 2020 (ranked by number of viewers)

Rank / Network / Drama / Average Number of Viewers per Episode 
1. SBS ‘Romantic Dr, Teacher Kim 2 낭만닥터 김사부 2’ (3,446,716) // Han Seok-gu
2. JTBC ‘The World of the Married 부부의 세계’ (3,352,475) // Kim Hee-ae 
3. tvN ‘Crash Landing on You 사랑의 불시착’ (3,334,033) // Hyun Bin & Son Ye-jin
4. SBS ‘Hot Stove League 스토브리그’ (2,776,693) // Nam Goong-min 
5. JTBC ‘Itaewon Class 이태원 클라쓰’ (2,604,164) // Park Seo-joon
6. tvN ‘Hospital Playlist 슬기로운 의사생활’ (2,396,085) // Jo Jung-suk 
7. SBS ‘Hyena 하이에나’ (1,921,449) // Kim Hye-soo & Joo Ji-hoon 
8. SBS ‘The King - Eternal Monarch 더 킹 - 영원의 군주’ (1,596,573) // Lee Min-ho
9. SBS ‘Good Casting 굿캐스팅’ (1,572,110) // Choi Kang-hee 
10. SBS ‘Nobody Knows 아무도 모른다’ (1,478,356)
11. KBS2 ‘Woman of 9.9 Billion | 99억의 여자’ (1,407,863)
12. tvN ‘Hi Bye Mama!  하이바이, 마마!’ (1,273,299) // Kim Tae-hee 
13. tvN ‘It's Okay not to be Okay, 사이코지만 괜찮아’ (1,232,619) // Kim Soo-hyun
14. SBS ‘Backstreet Rookie 편의점 샛별이’ (1,101,687) // Ji Chang-wook 
15. MBC ‘Kkondae Intern 꼰대인턴’ (902,307) // Park Hae-jin 


mini-series (10-50 episodes) | Network (KBS2, MBC, SBS, JTBC, tvN) | January 1 to June 30 | rating agency: Nielsen Korea


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5. Hallyu resurges in Japan amid diplomatic rift

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https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/07/398_293277.html
Hallyu resurges in Japan amid diplomatic rift


By Park Ji-won | 2020-07-23


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Fan base for Korean culture continues to expand on COVID-19, Netflix


Culture is an integral part of a country's soft power, and can sometimes exercise greater influence on other people than so-called hard power, such as economic superiority and official diplomacy. 


This idea is well illustrated in the recent resurgence of hallyu or the Korean wave in Japan, with Korean pop culture once again sweeping Japanese people off their feet despite diplomatic feuds between the two neighboring countries over historical and trade issues.


BTS continues to rewrite history in K-pop music, topping Japan's Oricon chart for six consecutive days with its fourth Japanese album "Map of the Soul: 7 ― The Journey" as of Wednesday by selling 564,000 copies. The top three videos on top 10 lists with Netflix Japan were Korean dramas Tuesday; "Crash Landing on You" topped the list, while "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" and "Itaewon Class" came in second and third, respectively.


Japanese media are calling the resurgence of Korean music and dramas in Japan "the third wave of hallyu."


Japan has been an epicenter for hallyu. Beginning in the late 1990s with the unprecedented popularity of the KBS TV series "Winter Sonata," the boom there has prospered in three distinct phases ― each of which evolved with striking changes in the characteristics of fandom, including the broadening of the fan base with the inclusion of new age groups.


Middle-aged housewives, who were mesmerized by actor Bae Yong-joon, were the founders of the hallyu boom in the neighboring country. The first wave (from the late 1990s to the late 2000s) was a phenomenon among the married women who were nostalgic about first love.


The second wave began in the mid-2010s with the strong showing of K-pop bands on Japan's music charts. Boy band TVXQ and girl groups SNSD and KARA were the most popular groups that broadened the hallyu fan base into teenagers and women in their 20s joining forces, as well as men who "loved" girl groups.


K-pop superstars BTS have been a game changer for the business in Japan, opening the third wave of the phenomenon. The seven-member boy band, along with girl band TWICE, has drastically expanded the hallyu fandom to almost all age groups. Addictive dramas and well-made movies such as "Crash Landing on You" and "Parasite," broadened the industry landscape. In the ongoing third phase, hallyu is no longer a subculture ― it has joined the mainstream of pop culture in Japan. 


Japanese singer Yukika said the third wave of the hallyu boom in Japan is real, not media hype. 


"One of my acquaintances who would be the last man I expect to enjoy Korean culture started watching Korean dramas. I was also recommended Crash Landing on You," the 27-year-old Japanese K-pop singer based in Korea, said during a phone interview with The Korea Times, Monday. 


She released her first album "Seoul Lady," Tuesday, which expresses her hopes as a dream-seeker in Seoul. Yukika moved to Korea to become a singer in 2016 after working as an actress and voice actress in Japan.


"When I was in my elementary school, people of my mother's age liked Korean dramas. When I was in high school, SNSD and Kara were very popular among my generation including me. Korean cosmetics were also very popular. I was always very interested in the industry. So when I had a chance to participate in a Korean audition program, I didn't hesitate to apply."


Yukika was one of many who moved to Seoul to become a star in the K-pop industry. For them becoming popular in the Korean market also means becoming popular internationally as many entertainment companies put Japanese trainees under their education system to help them become an entertainer who can perform in Korea and overseas as well.


Unlike fans in the first and second wave, experts say Japanese hallyu fans now stay unfazed by the fallout from Korea-Japan diplomatic tensions.


President Lee Myung-bak's Dokdo visit in 2012 poured cold water on Japanese fans, according to a Japanese journalist based in Seoul.


"Japanese Korean culture fans used to insist on remaining stuck in the past when the political and diplomatic situations between the countries deteriorated such as when then President Lee Myun-bak visited the Dokdo Islets in 2012. Korean singers and actors were not shown on TV and Japanese broadcast companies didn't air programs featuring Korean culture," reporter-turned-author Aya Narikawa told The Korea Times, Monday. The former Asahi Shimbun reporter is now a culture critic for KBS and contributes articles to Japanese media.


"But after spending years of such turbulence, Japanese fans started to care less about changes in the political situation, because these would continue anyway, and started to enjoy what they liked regardless."


This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and Netflix have given a a boost to hallyu in terms of adding fans, as many people had to stay home and they watched Korean stars' shows and dramas through the international video streaming service.


"Parasite and Korean dramas released through Netflix helped broaden the hallyu fan base in Japan, and now it is a phenomenon for Japanese men, too. This is progress, considering that K-pop and dramas were "consumed" by women and younger people in the past. Now it is broadly accepted regardless of gender and generation…... Even elementary school students like K-pop stars such as BTS and TWICE," Narikawa said.


She pointed out that people are more exposed to Korean culture by consuming free online content, which is lacking in the Japanese market due to intellectual property concerns.


"More Japanese people, especially the younger generation watch Korean dramas and movies on various online media such as YouTube and they no longer watch TV broadcasts or read newspapers. They simply pick and choose what they like to consume. During a pandemic, the origin of content is meaningless. Also, the K-culture industry is actively releasing works online for free and stars also actively communicate with fans directly online, meaning Japanese people are more exposed to hallyu content."


Some said that many Japanese think Korean content is simply more entertaining than that of Japan.


"Some Japanese still prefer Japanese music and feel more intimacy with Japanese stars, but when it comes to skills and talent, it is obvious that Korean performers and Korean content are way better. Once Japanese people see well-trained K-pop bands or watch Korean dramas, they find it difficult to watch Japanese dramas or listen to Japanese music," Kyoko Hamahira, a radio DJ in Kobe, said Tuesday. She used to live in Korea and Japan commuting weekly by plane, until the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to stay in Japan.


Hamahira is optimistic about the future of hallyu in Japan.


"Korean culture is no longer a boom or a subculture in Japan. It is mainstream … Of course, there is a group of people who are not open-minded to Korea. They don't watch and see Korean culture. But, the third wave was so powerful this time that these radical people find it difficult to spread hatred about Korea. If Korean entertainment agencies continue to create such quality content, I think no one can stop hallyu," Hamahira said.


 

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12 hours ago, peggygordon said:

Awww...we've got another update IG video.

Happy working to our queen 

 

@gm4queen please show me which rules point number said we can't embed IG post??

As long as I know if we want to provide more that 3 pictures we should show in hidden content.

 

But If there's a new rules please let me know 

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The content is not new but it is still nice to read and hear about SYJ's possible participation in a Hollywood movie from different media platforms....

 

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Hollywood Project Woos SON Ye-jin and LEE Sun-kyun

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Korean Stars Offered Parts in New Film by Director Andrew NICCOL
 
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SON Ye-jin and LEE Sun-kyun have received offers to star alongside Avatar star Sam WORTHINGTON in the upcoming film Cross from Hollywood director Andrew NICCOL.
 
Cross will take place in the future in a multiracial country which is divided by a border that separates it into a rich side and a poor one. SON’s character is a woman on the poor side who becomes a single mother when her husband dies during an attempt to cross the border. LEE would play the ruthless chief of border protection while Sam WORTHINGTON is on board as a man on the wealthy side of the divide.
 
Director NICCOL, who is known for his directorial debut Gattaca, the arms dealer thriller Lord of War and the sci-fi action In Time, as well as his script for the modern classic The Truman Show, has been developing the project for a decade and took inspiration from a recent visit to Korea.
 
SON has been a major star in Korea for close to two decades, having featured in beloved melodramas such as Lover’s Concerto (2002), The Classic (2003) and A Moment to Remember (2004) before reinventing herself as a versatile performer through the swashbuckling action film The Pirates (2014), the acclaimed thriller The Truth Beneath (2016) and the epic period drama The Last Princess (2016). She most recently starred in the fantasy romantic drama Be With You (2018), the hostage thriller THE NEGOTIATION (2018) and the hit series Crash Landing on You.
 
LEE Sun-kyun, another long-established industry veteran, has divided his time between commercial films such as Helpless (2012) and A Hard Day (2014) and independent works such as Paju (2009) and several Hong Sangsoo films, including Our Sunhi (2013). His career hit a peak last year as he was part of the award-winning sensation PARASITE. LEE was one of the recipients of the Best Ensemble Award from the Screen Actors Guild for the film, which went on to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and International Film.
 
Filming for Cross is set to commence in March 2021 and will including sequences shot in Korea
 
 
 
 
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Friends!! Please vote for her on King's choice! She has been dethroned to Number 2. Come on, we can do it!!! we got 9 days!!!! 

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1 hour ago, HappyForLove said:

Friends!! Please vote for her on King's choice! She has been dethroned to Number 2. Come on, we can do it!!! we got 9 days!!!! 

I think it bcoz HB fans don't like binjin shipping. So they give dislike to SYJ voting... This is what worries me. 

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Glad the forum is online again. Sometimes forum crashes cause a lot of loss.

 

I watched Lover's Concerto again.

Spoiler

I think I can't watch it any more because, although the storytelling and acting are good, it is so sad. Plus, I can't take movies with Lee Eun Ju where she dies. Her last movie The Scarlett Letter should be classified as horror.

 

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On 7/20/2020 at 11:16 PM, Helena said:

Result of ‘Favorite Korean Wave Stars’ survey by Japanese weekly magazine ‘Shukan Asahi’ (週刊朝日


Most Favorite Korean Wave Actor [from July 24, 2020 issue: Actor]

 

Most Favorite Korean Wave Drama [July 31, 2020 issue]

1. ‘Rooftop Prince’ (2012) - 750 votes // TVXQ.JYJ’s Park Yoochun
2. ‘Goblin’ (2016~2017) - 475 votes // Gong Yoo
3. ‘Crash Landing on You’ (2019~2020) - 465 votes
4. ‘You’re Beautiful’ (2009) - 425 votes // Jang Geun-suk
5. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (2003~2004) - 345 votes // Choi Ji-woo & Kwon Sang-woo
6. ‘Itaewon Class’ (2020) - 196 votes // Park Seo-joon 
7. ‘Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ (2016) - 112 votes // Lee Joon-ki 
8. ‘MISA | I’m Sorry, I Love You’ (2004) - 98 votes // So Ji-sub & Im Soo-jung 
9. ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ (2010) - 85 votes // Park Yoochun & Park Min-young 
10. ‘My Name is Kim Sam-soon’ (2005) - 80 votes // Kim Suna

 

First Korean Wave Drama [July 31, 2020 issue]
1. ‘Winter Sonata’ (2003) - 756 votes // Bae Yong-joon & Choi Ji-woo
2. ‘You’re Beautiful’ (2009) - 548 votes // Jang Geun-suk
3. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (2003~2004) - 516 votes // Choi Ji-woo & Kwon Sang-woo
4. ‘Goblin’ (2016~2017) - 248 votes // Gong Yoo
5. ‘My Name is Kim Sam-soon’ (2005) - 231 votes // Kim Suna
6. ‘Crash Landing on You’ (2019~2020) - 222 votes
7. ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ (2010) - 187 votes // Park Yoochun & Park Min-young 
8. ‘Beautiful Days’ (2001) - 180 votes // Choi Ji-woo & Ryu Shi-won & Lee Byung-hun 
9. ‘Dae Jang Geum’ (2003) - 162 votes // Lee Young-ae & Ji Jin-hee 
10. ‘Goong’ (2006) - 158 votes // Yoon Eun-hye & Joo Ji-hoon 

 

Shukan Asahi 週刊朝日 2020-07-31
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