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12 “Enemies To Lovers” K-Drama Couples With Fiery Chemistry


We all love this trope. In K-dramas, when a man and woman meet and absolutely despise each other, they are quick to discover that they may actually have feelings for each other. There is a fine line between love and hate after all, am I right? This trope is always successful in bringing all the feels as we’re able to see the cold-hearted OTP turn from being hateful and angry towards each other to being warm and loving. Here are 12 “enemies to lovers” K-drama couples that exude intense chemistry.


Disclaimer: We’re talking SIZZLING, too hot to handle, chemistry!



5. “Secret Garden



This classic drama stars Hyun Bin as Kim Ju Won and Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im. Gil Ra Im is a stuntwoman who accidentally meets the CEO of a department store named Kim Ju Won. Although the two are repulsed by each other at first, they slowly start to fall in love with each other. The two find it difficult to be with each other because of their respective backgrounds, but they still fight to be together.


“Secret Garden” is a classic for a reason. This heart-warming romantic comedy stars a couple of legendary Hallyu stars. Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won are amazing actors, which is what made their chemistry that much more undeniable. Gil Ra Im’s resistance and hate towards Ju Won in the beginning paves the way for some intense feelings and chemistry between the two as the series progresses. Her not being with him despite her love for him created a synergy between the OTP that will go down as being legendary.




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Since Cannes festival line up will be announced later in May, there are more talks on which potential Korean films will be also part of the line up. From Screendaily:

Cannes 2021: Who is in the running?

Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Frémaux announced earlier this month the Official Selection for its 74th edition, due to run July 6-17, will be unveiled just under a month from now on May 27.

Fingers are crossed throughout the international film industry that a physical edition will happen after 2020’s cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic but one year on and Frémaux and his selection committee are once again pulling together an Official Selection against a backdrop of immense uncertainty.


France is working its way out of a third wave, thanks to a national lockdown and the ramping up of its vaccination programme. But the seven-day average for daily cases still stood at 27,000 as of Tuesday (April 27) and public spaces from cafes and restaurants to museums and cinemas remain closed. 


Filmmakers, producers and sales agents are taking more time to both submit films and accept invites with some preferring to aim directly instead for later events like Locarno and in particular Venice, in the belief the Covid-19 situation in Europe will have eased further by the time they roll around in August.


A key marker for both local and international film professionals is the reopening of cinemas in France. “Thierry Frémaux said cinemas needed to be open for the festival to go ahead and that’s what’s everyone is waiting for,” said one film PR this week. “I’ve already got films lined up for Locarno and Venice but nobody’s contacted me for Cannes titles as yet. It’s usually the other way around.”


French media reported last week culture minister Roselyn Bachelot had secured a promise of May 17 for the reopening of cinemas and local industry expectations are high this will happen. If this does come to pass, Frémaux and his team will be in for an extremely intense 10 days as they put the final touches to their 2021 Official Selection ahead of the announcement on May 27.


Ever hopeful, the Screen team has been talking to its contacts across the industry to get a sense of what is ready and has been submitted and is serious contention for Official Selection and the parallel sections of Directors’ Fortnight, Critics’ Week and ACID.





South Korea


South Korea did not halt production over the last year and a half and a raft of features are coming together in time for a Cannes splash.


Festival regular Park Chan-wook, however, only wrapped murder-mystery drama Decision To Leave in March so it could be a push for the film to be completed in time for Cannes. Park Hae-il stars as a detective whose investigation into a man’s murder leads to his mysterious widow, played by Tang Wei. The director was last in Cannes in 2016 with Palme d’Or contender The Handmaiden.


Films that could be completed in time for submission include Han Jae-rim’s airplane disaster film Emergency Declaration, featuring Parasite actor Song Kang-ho, Hollywood crossover star Lee Byung-hun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and Jeon Do-yeon, who won the Palme d’Or for her performance in Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine in 2014.


There’s also buzz around Pil Gam-sung’s debut feature Hostage: Missing Celebrity. Hwang Jung-min, who was previously in Cannes in 2018 Midnight Screenings title The Spy Gone North, plays a movie star who thinks he is being pranked when he is abducted but then quickly understands his kidnappers are deadly serious. It is produced by hit-making Filmmaker R&K.


From the same production house, Ryoo Seung-wan’s political action drama Escape From Mogadishu is wrapping up post-production and is out to festivals. The director’s previous films, while garnering industry acclaim, have often had their local release dates at odds with major festival premiere schedules. This year’s pandemic uncertainties might change that situation. Ryoo was previously in Venice official selection with The City Of Violence (2006) and in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight with Crying Fist (2005)


Hong Sangsoo is just coming off his Berlinale Silver Bear win for best screenplay with Introduction but there is always the possibility the prolific auteur has another film coming along this year with the usual discretion.


Yim Soon-rye’s highly anticipated The Point Men about a real-life hostage crisis in Afghanistan involving South Korean tourists is due out later this year. It also stars Hwang Jung-min, this time as a diplomat dispatched to resolve the stand-off, opposite K-drama A-lister Hyun Bin (Late Autumn). 


The Korean remake of Atom Egoyan’s Nazi-hunting film of the same title, Remember is also due out later this year. Director Lee Il-hyung’s previous credits include box office hit A Violent Prosecutor.  Lee Sung-min, who was also in The Spy Gone North, stars as an octogenarian ex-soldier with dementia who sets out to take vengeance on pro-Japanese collaborators. Two-time Cannes director Yoon Jong-bin’s production house Moonlight Film (The Spy Gone North) is producing.


Lee Kyu-man’s criminal drama The Policeman’s Lineage also has two stars that were previously in Cannes - Cho Jin-woong (The Handmaiden) and Choi Woo-shik (Parasite) – and is in post-production.


With some more overlapping talent, Lee Won-tae, whose Gangster, The Cop, The Devil was in 2019 Cannes’ Midnight Screenings, has political drama The Devil’s Deal starring Cho Jin-woong (The Handmaiden), Lee Sung-min (The Spy Gone North) and Kim Moo-yul (The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil).


Jang Cheol-soo, who premiered Bedevilled in Critics’ Week in 2010, has North Korean army soldier melodrama Serve The People in post-production.

Kim Min-soo, whose screenwriting credits include previous Cannes Midnight Screenings title The Merciless, is making a feature directorial debut with crime thriller Dirty Money, starring Jung Woo (Best Friend) and Kim Dae-myung (The Drug King) that could turn up on the Croisette.


Jung Yoon-suk, whose Non-fiction Diary and Bamseom Pirates: Seoul Inferno did the rounds of festivals such as Berlin and Rotterdam, is working on another documentary called Tomorrow, about people who produce, consume, or use surrogate human forms such as sex dolls and AI robots for different reasons.


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Hyun Bin Says Behind-the-scenes of Ecovacs Advertising

Actor Hyun Bin's behind-the-scenes filming of the Ecovacs commercial has been released and is gaining popularity.

Hyun Bin was selected as an exclusive model for five Asian countries, including Korea, of global home appliance robot company ECOVACS, on the 13th, and released behind-the-scenes videos, still cuts, and interview videos through the official SNS of Ecovax. In particular, Hyun Bin's robot vacuum cleaner "ECOVACS DEEBOT T9" received a total of more than 3.2 million views (based on TikTok), drawing keen attention from domestic and foreign consumers and fans.
[Attached Image 1] EcoBax Hyun Bin Behind Video Image

Fans who watched the released video showed affection for Hyun Bin, who became a model for Ecovacs, such as "I love moving Hyun Bin" and "Thank you for choosing him as a brand model ," as well as cheerful responses such as "Hyun Bin Without Ecovacs."

In addition, Hyun Bin's fan page also showed a special affection for Hyun Bin and Ecovacs by holding the Best Hyun Bin Contest with Ecobax and posting a celebration to commemorate the Ecobax advertisement made by fans themselves.

An official from Ecovacs said, "Hyun Bin's gentle and passionate appearance was warm throughout the filming," and added, "I could feel that he was the best model in conveying the message that Ecovacs wanted to convey 'the best meets and makes better. '"

Meanwhile, Ecovacs selected Hyun Bin as its exclusive model in five Asian countries, including South Korea, on the 13th and released Hyun Bin's robot vacuum cleaner 'Ecovacs Divot T9' and'Ecovacs Divot N8 PRO'.


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[HanCinema's News] Top 10 Korean Dramas With the Best OSTs


OSTs are an important part of any narrative, be it films, dramas or otherwise. Contributing majorly to the immersion of any story, OSTs help us associate music to feelings and emotions and also signal certain situations that are to come. K-Dramas are no exception. Korean drama OSTs deserve to be a genre of their own with how beautifully they're suited to the exact emotions being portrayed on screen. Here are 10 K-Dramas with the best OSTs!



 "Crash Landing on You"


The OST of "Crash Landing on You" had quite the same effect as that of "Descendants of the Sun" with both dramas playing around with similar themes of love, separation, reunions and more importantly, the anxieties of being on tenterhooks in an unfamiliar environment. The OST not only amplifies the effectiveness of the story but also soothes the soul.



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 if you loved hospital playlist or watched or just cursorily heard of it, join us for some laughs at the postcard event where we write funny postcards to characters in hospital playlist. :D re-watch starts tomorrow (wednesday)! 


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TOP 7 Korean celebrities who are also extremely successful CEOs !


TOP 7 Korean celebrities who are also extremely successful CEOs


You probably don’t know that many of your favorite Korean Idols or actors are extremely successful CEOs with their own businesses.


Next, let’s take a look at the Top 7 Korean celebrities who are also extremely successful CEOs of Kbiz.



2,3. Hyun Bin and Shin Min Ah


Hyun Bin and Shin Min Ah together founded their own entertainment company, O & Entertainment. The two led and built the company together for a long time before Hyun Bin left it and went on to found another company called VAST Entertainment.


Currently, O & Entertainment is still developing well thanks to the leadership talent of CEO Shin Min Ah.
VAST Entertainment is currently a large entertainment company with many talented artists.



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source : https://lovekpop95.com/2021/05/13/top-7-korean-celebrities-who-are-also-extremely-successful-ceos/

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@willenette I don't think that should be posted. It's not even correct too. O& Entertainment is also not doing well. It is Kim Jung Hyun's agency - that has been in constant news since last month. It is also closing - mentioned in latest KJH update (soompi article mentions it too) - in regards to March. KJH is taking legal action against his (now former) agency. Shin Min Ah is not even at that agency anymore too. She is not even the CEO.. Shin Min Ah is at AM Entertainment. SMA left ages ago and HB left when he established VAST with his friend. No need to mention their former agency - other well known actors use to be there but they dont get brought up or mentioned. That site only writes gossip and this is very incorrect.


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9 K-Dramas That Are Baeksang Awards Approved To Be The Best You Can Watch

These K-Dramas have won multiple important awards at the Baeksang Awards, certifying their quality.


With The 2021 Baeksang Awards completed, we know what the best of the best is! These 9 K-Dramas from the past decade are certified by the Baeksang Awards for being the best quality shows you can get. They have won numerous awards, but in this specific case, they have won the Grand Prize/Best Drama and Best Screenplay showing that they’re perfect through and through.

Here are the 9 K-Dramas you should be adding to your list this summer!


2011 – Secret Garden

This drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant CEO who is a perfectionist, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman. When they accidentally meet, Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rim, and it marks the beginning of a bickering relationship. Though soon, Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im. To make it worse, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.




This show was a smash hit with an economic effect of ₩20 billion KRW (about $18,102,086 USD) and ratings up to almost 40%. It took out the competition by not only winning the Grand Prize, but Best Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actress as well. It is also the series that launched Hyun Bin into international fame.






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source : https://theqoo.net/index.php?mid=hot&filter_mode=normal&document_srl=1982085638

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These Are The Korean Celebs With The Most Wins + Nominations At The Baeksang Arts Awards

Congratulations to all the winners!
The Baeksang Arts Awards is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the South Korean showbiz industry. It has been dubbed as the Oscards of South Korea, so winning—or even getting nominated for it—is a huge deal already for your favorite Hallyu stars. Each year, we see new batches of outstanding performances from top actors and rising stars alike. But in the last 10 years, several actors and actresses have stood out for repeatedly reaping nominations for various projects. A lucky few also have more than one Best Actor or Best Actress title to their names. 

Most Nominations for Best Actor (Television)

Three nominations:





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source : https://www.cosmo.ph/entertainment/57th-baeksang-arts-awards-korean-actors-actresses-wins-nominations-sa2513-20210515-src-candy?ref=home_feed_3






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Bodyluv Goodnight campaign was launched recently


Hyun Bin volunteers to help sleep nationwide in the Good Night BodyLuv campaign.

Actor Hyun Bin will launch a campaign for the nation's sweet sleep project.

Body Luv has prepared a "Good Night BodyLuv " campaign to help consumers sleep, and Hyun Bin participated in the teaser. The "Good Night BodyLuv " campaign will be held on May 13 through the YouTube channel "Studio BodyLuv " ASMR content that can help consumers sleep harmonizes with various natural sounds and sleep music composed exclusively for contents. It will be produced in about seven hours of long running time so that it can be played during the consumer's sleep time.

Prior to the full-fledged launch of the campaign, Hyun Bin participated in the teaser of "Good Night BodyLuv," which was released on the 8th, and showed narration in a video of about 50 seconds. The sound, combined with Hyun Bin's unique emotional and reliable voice, was enough to catch the public's ears with high-quality content to help them sleep well.

The "Goodnight BodyLuv" campaign sought general advice from sleep expert Brenner Jay and sought professionalism. Breiner Jay is currently operating "Breiner Jay's Sleep Travel," which has about 420,000 YouTube subscribers, and has consulted on various aspects, including the development of sleep-friendly content and music and sound design.

"It is a content that contains BodyLuv's willingness and sincerity to help consumers sleep regardless of profit activities," said BodyLuv, who prepared the campaign. "We will continue to research hardware and software for consumers' sleep in the future."

"Good Night BodyLuv," which is drawing attention with Hyun Bin's participation in the teaser, can be found on May 13 through Body Love's official YouTube channel "Studio BodyLuv"





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*** Recently on website Ranker, a poll was created for fans of Korean dramas to vote for their favorite romantic comedy. While the resulting list is entirely subjective, these were the top 15 choices by fans on the poll!


The 15 Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever, Chosen By Fans


4. Crash Landing on You



Starring Hyun BinSon Ye JinKim Jung Hyun, and Seo Ji HyeCrash Landing on You is a 2019-2020 K-Drama about a South Korean chaebol heiress who, while paragliding in Seoul, gets swept up in an unexpected storm and crash-lands in the North Korean portion of the DMZ. There, she meets a captain in the Korean People’s Army, and they begin to fall in love despite the divide between their countries.



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source : https://www.ranker.com/list/best-korean-romantic-comedy-dramas/molly-gander?ref=search

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Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-ho: How your fave Korean celebs looked like when they were kids


To your parents, you were probably the cutest kid ever — even if no one else agreed with them.


But the few people featured below are so absolutely adorable that there's no question about it. Since we love our K-drama and K-pop stars, and looking at cute things increases our happy hormones, let's indulge in some celebs' childhood photos.


To start things off, we have our favourite celeb couple of the year, Binjin.



Hyun Bin and Son Yejin


Fans love them so much after their romcom drama series Crash Landing On You that they've compiled side-by-side photos of when they were young. We're waiting for someone to do a montage of how their future kids will look like.



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source : https://www.asiaone.com/entertainment/hyun-bin-son-ye-jin-lee-min-ho-iu-song-joong-ki-lisa-korean-celebs-childhood-photos

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