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Following the release of new stills earlier, here are the (rough) english translations of the comments.


Sports Chosun via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’ Intern Yoo Yeon Seok va Resident Seo Hyun Jin, the flames of war of nerves captured.

1. [597+,-31] Ah heart fluttering. November 7 please come soon

2. [+492,-25] The cold air can be felt from the still cut photos ㅋㅋ very fun, looking forward to it. Romantic Doctor do well, go go.

3. [+430,-25] The chemistry between Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin is good. Looking forward to the meeting of the feisty senior and junior

4. [+332,-26] Both are fierce. Romantic (Doctor) be a big hit ㅋㅋ

5. [+284,-23] So heart fluttering. My heart’s racing from morning. Wishing Romantic Doctor becoming a big hit.

6. [+102,-7] The two seem to match surprisingly well~ The main point of dramas are the chemistry between the main female and male characters

7. [+109,-7] As usual, the first encounter should always make you mad.

Source: Yeoniverse 

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Stills of Dr Kang ~ 



^ in those stills his hair is not that bad, tho it's center parting hair xD

Tomorrow it will be D-7 to broadcast day yet they have yet to release RDTK official posters. Sigh. I wonder if this drama gonna be SBS stepchild given how late they are with promo stuffs (they only started releasing stills last 2 weeks, lol), no poster yet, and I think their presscon date wasn't announced officially I guess (tho we know now the date is set on Nov. 2).  *hugs YYS and fellow RDTK people* Hwaiting to all of the drama team! 

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Time surely flies as Yoo Yeon Seok just recently celebrated LUA’s first anniversary. Pictures of the celebration are posted on LUA’s blog alongside messages of gratitude for the love Yoo Yeon Seok and his lounge have received in the past year.




See more photos here.


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KANG DONG JOO's character description


Kang Dong Joo (25 years old / 30 years old)

An expert surgeon. A surgeon who thinks surgeries are the easiest things in the world.

“Smart-richard simmons! I know well than anyone else that I’m a smart-richard simmons. Other than my own, I don’t want to know about other people’s business, I’m not interested. All by myself, I’m focusing only on how to do well.”

He was born with a dirt spoon, but he wanted to live with a gold spoon. So he chose doctor as his profession. All he has are his memory, brilliant mind and a healthy body, so once he sets a goal, there’s only one option. The perseverance and patience to keep going. He would not live a disregarded or a neglected life as he wanted to be treated greatly with his name and live the life that he wants, so in 6 years after admitting to the medical school, he graduated at the top of the class and passed the medical specialist course for a surgeon as the first place in the country.

He has already been recognised by the directors of surgery department for his quick judgement and manual skills since resident period. He thought he was on the road to success since he became a top medical specialist of Korea.

However, competing against those who came from highly privileged backgrounds was tough and he missed the opportunity to operate on a VIP patient under an emergency situation. Dong Joo’s position was significantly lowered overnight. In the end he came early only to receive a transfer order to Doldam Hospital! 6 years of medical school, 5 years of internship and residency course, so he couldn’t believe that he was fired overnight when all he did in the past 11 years were solely working towards the success and fame.

So as he was wandering when facing the biggest crisis in his life, he ended up entering Doldam Hospital’s door… Until then, he did not know at all. That he’d see her again there.

Source : SBS Website – RDTK page

From YeoNiverse Wordpress <3

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Exclusive Interview of Yoo Yeon Seok

Since his 2003 debut in Old Boy, the most famous South Korean film of all time, the path of actor Yoo Yeon-seok has been a fascinating one.  From dry spells, to “overnight success” in the TV drama, Reply 1994; Yoo has constantly reinvented himself in both character roles in films like A Werewolf Boy,Architecture 101, The Royal Tailor and The Whistleblower, and romantic leads in The Beauty Inside and Love, Lies.

I’m very honoured to present my exclusive interview with Yoo Yeon-seok, his first to an US publication.  We spoke days before the confirmation of his newest role in the upcoming TV drama,Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (About which I did ask, but was not allowed by his agency to receive an answer due to the announcement.). 

Yoo and I chatted about the devotion to acting that kept him motivated through the tough times, his international fandom, and his hopes and expectations for the future.


The Lady Miz Diva:  Thank you so much for speaking with me.  I understand this is your first US interview, is that correct?

Yoo Yeon-seok:  Yes, that’s right.  It’s a great honor that audiences in the world have good feelings about me and I’m so thankful for having a US journalist interested in me.


YYS2016_7FS.jpgLMD:  I think many of our readers will know you from your role as Chilbong from REPLY 1994.  At that point, you had already been working as an actor for a decade.  Did you sense this was a breakthrough of some kind, or did it seem like a natural progression?

YYS:  I didn’t know that the drama would be so big.  I couldn’t have known.  I was sure that audiences would like the drama because the previous series was really cool, and when I first read the script, it was so interesting.  So I knew that the audience would like it, but I didn’t know that it would be a big hit.


Read more: http://thedivareview.com/Yoo_Yeon-seok_Exclusive_Interview.htm

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Omg the interview! I loved it and it is great that he knows we love him on this side of the world.

Thank you for posting it @paradicez

He is doing a great job in Romantic Doctors. His character is very straight forward. I am watching Romantic Doctors as I have time because of school. I finished the first episode today. I was engaged throughout. While watching I saw YYS charisma again and what that can do in a melodrama. 

I hope everyone is having a great week! 

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MyDaily via Naver : [Eng] (Comments) ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’s Yoo Yeon Seok, his soundless big tears resounded with the audience


1. [+2080, -62] Yesterday when Yoo Yeon Seok’s Kang Dong Joo answered his mom’s phone call and cried, I cried with him. When he covered Seo Jung’s feet with the blanket, my heart fluttered.

2. [+1829, -74] Whoa this drama is capturing, no joke. Shivers* (*the commenter wrote ㅎㄷㄷ – hu deol deol, a slang that means scary, shivers, surprised and the likes)

3. [+1349, -63] When he cried my heart ached so much ㅠㅜㅜ I started crying with him

4. [+1213, -61] He acted well since Oldboy.. In the future I look forward to more of this actor

5. [+1120, -54] Yesterday his acting is seriously great

6. [+325, -19] Yoo Yeon Seok’s acting totally hits my heart a lot! His acting when shedding the tears during the Mom’s “it’s tough, isn’t it?” is the best. He is good looking and he acts well… Until where is this man’s charm! I cannot see its end ㅠㅠ

7. [+279, -16] My heart races when he loosen his nectie and put on the stethoscope…

Source: Yeoniverse - 


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(1) TV Report via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’ once again top its timeslot with ratings of 13.8%  ‘there is no opponent’.


  1. [+2959, -91] There is no opponent to Han Suk Kyu, Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin. Even the supporting roles cannot be replaced.
  2. [+2352, -77] Each of the individual’s acting is too good.
  3. [+1889, -78] Very fun. Very fun. Very very very very. The first episode totally stole my heart
  4. [+1636, -68] I’m totally immersed. One hour went by quicklyㅠ How am I supposed to wait for 6 days ㅠㅠ
  5. [+1314, -66] Of course Teacher Kim!! I’m watching it well~

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(2) Sports Chosun via Naver : Yoo Yeon Seok, finally ends the ‘Reply curse’ with ‘Romantic Doctor’


  1. [+1728, -74] The drama is really capturing, no joke. May it be even more successful in the future haha
  2. [+1518, -17] Reply curse. I’d rather you not put it as a curse. After the Reply series their names blew up once more, isn’t that a blessing and something to be grateful for? Doing well, or not, is of another issue so what Reply curse? I’m cheering on all Reply actors to do well!!!
  3. [+1223, -49] I’ve not seen a really interesting drama these days. Good.
  4. [+964, -46] He’s an actor whom the more you look, the more you find him charming.
  5. [+676, -46] I miss R94ㅜㅜ 십자* (*not sure what this slang meant)

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(3) OhMyNews via Naver : His outburst at Han Suk Kyu… Why you’ll emphatize with Yoo Yeon Seok’s pent up anger 


  1. [+2104, -26] The world seems to be going backward. Long ago, it was not easy for people born with dirt spoon too. But 50 years ago everyone knew that if you study well you’d succeed. But now it has changed into the era of well met parents rather than studying well .
  2. [+1589, -50] There is no acting hole so it’s really fun from start to finish. When  I think of an idol standing in front of Han Suk Kyu, I feel really dizzy.
  3. [+1315, -41] I heard Han Suk Kyu was a voice actor*, so his vocalisation is good, and his facial expression is good too. His acting alongside Song Kang Ho is the best. (*not so sure of the phrase)
  4. [+1112, -34] This generation is shouting at all of the old fossils / grumpy old men
  5. [+864, -21] Yesterday was really cool


(4) XsportsNews via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’ Yoo Yeon Seok and Yoon Chan Yeong enthusiastic performance, the best 1 minute… whopping 17%

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  1. [+1035, -60] Yoo Yeon Seok’s and the child actor’s acting that went together gave birth to the best scene!!
  2. [+831, -27] Dong Joo and young Dong Joo’s scene is real epic ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Yoo Yeon Seok’s change of expression and eyes ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
  3. [+687, -31] Including the perfect acting, that scene was the best, I was in tears at the ending ㅠㅠㅠ
  4. [+558, -24] It was really great… I’ll make sure to watch it when it’s airing live
  5. [+490, -25] It was touching and moving
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First time to lurk and found out that I had to back track 500++ pages but I can't do it - I read the first page and went to last page.  Your oppa is a gem that I didn't know existed. I first learned of his existence because Han Suk Kyo is a very particular actor (and funny The Royal Tailor I just noticed HSK and Mr Goo and he was the king here.  Hahaha... ) so I was shock that he will do a medical drama when I only watched him in Seaguk drama. I watched the first day and got hooked with YYS - eyes when he is angry, tired etc (only saw HSK little) and then I practically searched and watched all the movie he starred as supporting leads and I didn't noticed him since I am into the other actors.  I have to re-watch his dramas and movies literally and he is really a gem. I admired his acting as antagonist Warewolf boy, Architecture 101, Perfect Proposal, Soul Drama Series; I admired him in supporting role of Whistle Blower, Love, Lies (I am so into him when he played the Piano literally); I am blown away more by his versatility in Tasty Life, Midnight Hospital, his first lead role Warm and Cozy and Mood of the Day (He so baf in Mood because he asked for one nightstand to the lead but then as it progressed he was so serious about his feelings for the lead) plus I found his Hoya also good and what really made him respected more he took time to go to school from college and masters plus love him in variety show Anwer Me, Youth Over Flowes and Healing Camp. He seems so independent, reliable, relatable, and mommy and daddy like. Really a gem and now I am hooked. His looks and acting also was so beyond expectation in RDTK. He is so passionate. I want him to my home so he could do my furniture. Haahah. 

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SBS Drama Awards 2016!

Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin walking the red carpet together




Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin won 'Kiss Expert Award' chosen by 100 idols. Prize is mouth wash LOL!



Best Couple! 


Excellence Award!


Congratulation Yoo Yeon Seok oppppaaa!!! <3 



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I love the interaction between Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye! They need to do a drama together as soon as possible LOL! :) 




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Ah! YYS Happy Belated 13th year anniversary.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone is doing great. 

@anjelikaeyes13 Welcome to the party! Everyone is great so I hope to see you often with the awesomeness that is YYS. 

I am so glad RD is doing so great, and that everyone is seeing his acting chops. He is just lovely. Everyone is doing such a great job. I have to catch up to RD as I am mid way I believe. 

He looked great at the SAF Awards! 

I hope everyone is doing great! 

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This is an article from Seo Hyun Jin's thread, i think it will be good if i share here. Yoo Yeon Seok interviewed for Indonesian's magazine about drama series Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim. This isn't new interview, i just translated it in eng version.


Yoo Yeon Seok Confess He Feel Nervous Do A Kiss With Seo Hyun Jin In Drama Series of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

Since aired in Korea November 7, rating drama series Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim always increase. Rating in the first episode according Nielsen Korea was only 9.5%, but in episode 17 which aired on 3 January the rating reached until 25.1%. It makes this drama occupies as the top position compare to other serial dramas in same time slot. Yoo Yeon-seok as the male lead was felt grateful, the drama which he starred was acceptable in Korea.

"We did not expect too much, but we have great confidence to the script, the crew and the cast. We know the burden of the competition in entertainment industry because there many senior actors play in drama which air at the same time. I am very grateful to viewers in Korea loves our drama, and I hope the audiences in Indonesia also feel the same way", he told to femina by interview via channel TV ONE Asia.

This 32-year-old actor also revealed that initially he was nervous to return to play a drama after one year absent from the drama project. Moreover, the theme of Romantic Doctor Teacher was medical which require a lot of preparation before filming. However after read the script, he became love it, so he can't wait to see the dynamics of character as Kang Dong-joo.

"Play in a medical-theme drama is a challenge. We should to know the medical terms until the way how to operate machinery and medical equipment as a pro, that's all very complex. Of course this is only acting, i can not imagine how hard to become a real doctor".


In this drama series, Yoo Yeon Seok play with actress Seo Hyun-jin who previously played in the drama series Oh Hae Young Again. For Yeon-seok, Hyun-jin makes him feels comfortable. He also described Hyun-jin as a fun person and easy-going person, so not difficult for they to build the chemistry.

"I think the rhythm of this drama help us to perform the various of scenes including the kiss, he he he. We convince each other if everything will go well. I actually feel nervous to do a straight-kiss scene when start filming the first episode. But this kiss help us to set the foundation for our chemistry to the next process of filming, "he said.

Source article: femina

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