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Best K drama Kiss of 2020: TKEM's Lee Min Ho & Kim Go Eun beat Start Up's Nam Joo Hyuk & Suzy by 0.1 percent


The King: Eternal Monarch's lead pair Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun were crowned with the Best K-drama Kiss of 2020 title by fans in Pinkvilla's poll with Start-Up's lead pair Nam Joo-hyuk and Suzy coming in second.




Love was definitely in the air when it came to 2020 Korean dramas as we were treated with one lovely on-screen couple after another. Many of them had such tangible chemistry that fans began to ship the lead pairs IRL too. Moreover, there was a considerable share of too hot to handle on-screen kisses which left us gooey inside and in a lovey-dovey state of mind.


A few days back Pinkvilla ran a poll asking fans to pick their favourite K-drama kiss of 2020. Four options were given: Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin in Crash Landing on You, Nam Joo-hyuk and Suzy in Start-Up, Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji in It's Okay to Not Be Okay and Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun in The King: Eternal Monarch. We received a massive 11,768 votes in total out of which reigning supreme were Min-ho and Go-eun with 35.7 percent of the votes. Fans surely couldn't get enough of the pair's passionate kisses which melted the coldest of hearts as they bounced between playful and powerful.


Coming in second, with just a difference of 0.1 percent, we have Joo-hyuk and Suzy who got 35.6 percent votes with their endearing kisses that stole our breath away. 14.5 percent voters felt that Bin and Ye-jin were their favourite kiss of the year while Soo-hyun and Ye-ji rounded up the list at No. 4 with 14.2 percent votes. Both fan-favourite couples shared some emotionally stirring on-screen kisses which proved their undeniable chemistry.


Check out Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun's winning numbers as fans' pick of Favourite K-drama Kiss of 2020 below:




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Kim Soon Ok-Kim Eun-hee-Kim Eun-suk, 2020 Home Theater is Kim Shi-dae 3 Generation X





In the history of Korean political history, the term `` era of the three Kims '' refers to a span of 30 years enjoyed by three deceased politicians... Those who are now the most influential in broadcasters also constitute the "era of the three kim". Authors write dramas. They are similar in age. And if you look at broadcasters in 2020, it's not easy to pin down the year other than the names of these three. The main characters are Kim Soon Ok, born in 1971, Kim Eun Hee, born in 1972, and Kim Eun Suk, born in 1973.


In 2008, when writer Kim Soon Ok became known as SBS "The Temptation of a Wife," Kim Eun Hee's successful work on SBS "Sign" was in 2011, and Kim Eun Sook's hit SBS work "Lovers in Paris" was in 2004. 10 years is enough time. Over the past 10 years, Korean home theater has been transformed by these “three kims”....


Screenwriter Kim Eun Suk presented "The King: Eternal Monarch" on SBS. The ratings ended at 7-8%, down slightly from their initial 10%, but the global response was good. In East Asia, such as Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, it is constantly gaining popularity thanks to Netflix, as well as in South America. There are parts with a halo of his previous works "Goblin" and "Mr. Sunshine", but it is noteworthy that her worldview was even deeper.


The three Kims also have a common denominator, as they are writers who build a solid view of the world. The "worldview" is seen as the foundation of intellectual property (IP) rights for cultural content in 2020. Like BTS, it is important for singers these days to continue their stories with an independent worldview. A worldview literally defines one content identity and is an element that can provide a wide range of industrial impact.


In it, fantasy is the key to success. All three create a situation that seems unlikely in reality and open the board. Spectators experience sensations like a roller coaster, which in their works cannot be experienced in reality. It also makes it possible for objectification to see reality only when you get out of reality. Fantasy in drama requires a distance of about half a step, which should not be too far from reality, but they gracefully guard this distance with their works.




Their work is extremely relevant. This is because the times when you are unable to leave the house due to Corona 19 and the shutdown times when you cannot walk up to each other are getting longer. Disappointing reality. You always need a way out somewhere. With a tool called drama, they constantly transport viewers to different fantasies. At the beginning of the drama, their work was criticized for its vibrant color, but as a result of recent years, they have proven themselves to be the most suitable storytellers of our time.


Artist Sun-Ok Kim is planning a second and third season for Penthouse. Screenwriter Kim Eun Hee is set to air tvN'Jirisan early next year, and Kim Eun Sook is also keen on her next job due to the relatively low ratings for "King." What will we be fascinated and fascinated with by these three storytellers in the coming 2020s? It can be foreseen that there is still work to be done on the drama.


Yunjae Shin (columnist)


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True beauty: they reference dramas by Lee Min Ho and Hyun Bin


Updated December 24, 2020



The drama "True Beauty" surprised the audience by paying tribute to the popular K-dramas "Love Crash Landing" and "The King: Eternal Monarch."


Although it does not capture audiences in South Korea, True Beauty has become a favorite with an international audience that is eagerly awaiting the premiere of its two weekly chapters. They released episodes 5 and 6 this week, and they were furious over their bows to Lee Min Ho and Hyun Bin's dramas.


In Episode 5, two scenes created a splash in tvN's K-drama, which went viral immediately.


The first excerpt was in Chapter 5 of True Beauty, when Moon Ga Young dreams that she goes on a school trip without makeup, and her friends look at her in surprise when faced with this situation, Cha Eun Woo appears in the middle of the forest, dressed in an elegant suit ... ride a horse.


This scene was associated with Lee Min Ho and his role as emperor in the drama King: Eternal Monarch. Here is an excerpt.


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Lee Min Ho and his new "brother", horse Maximus from "The King: Eternal Monarch". Photo: SBS




Lee Min Ho as Emperor from The King: Eternal monarch. Photo: SBS


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Crash Landing on You to The King: Eternal Monarch; Hilarious K drama references in Moon Ga Young's True Beauty


*SPOILERS ALERT* With fans loving True Beauty's crisp storytelling and earnest performances by the youthful cast, we look at some hilarious K-drama references that have been made so far on the popular tvN drama.




December 2020 is ending on a good note in the K-drama sphere as we have shows like True Beauty giving us some much-needed company. Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, the tvN drama is turning out to be an unmissable series with a very interesting cast to boast about including Moon Ga-young, ASTRO member Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-yeob and Park Yoo-na.


Given the youthful storytelling of True Beauty, it doesn't come as much a surprise that there have been several pop culture references being made on the show. Amongst them, we also have True Beauty recreating some classic romantic K-drama sequences but with tons of hilarity interlaced in them.


Let's take a look at three K-dramas which were hilariously referenced to in True Beauty below:


The King: Eternal Monarch




From one classic 2020 K-drama to another; True Beauty Ep 5 also saw a hilarious reference to The King: Eternal Monarch. In a funny dream sequence, Ju-gyeong envisions going on a school trip without her makeup on with all her classmates looking at her in utter bewilderment. However, saving her from embarrassment was none other than Su-ho who comes riding on a horse while adorning a royal attire starkly similar to Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho). Even Ju-gyeong dons a tan winter coat similar to Jeong Tae-eul's (Kim Go-eun) in the recreated scene which abruptly ends when Su-ho's head turns into that of a pig. That's the moment when Ju-gyeong is harshly woken up from her bizarre dream.




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Here are the 8 sweetest lovers in a 2020 Korean drama: Hyun Bin as Song Ye Jin to Lee Min Ho as Kim Go Eun


Friday, 25 December 2020 00:36


The romantic story played by the couple in the Korean drama (Drakor), which aired during 2020, often delights fans. It's not uncommon for a couple's story in a Korean drama to be so charming and cute.

So who are the cutest and adorable couples in the Korean drama that aired during 2020, here are the reviews.

Korean dramas are certainly inseparable from the lovebirds love story, which often makes viewers envy.
Here are eight pairs from Korean dramas whose stories are delightful and make you feel passionate about...


3. Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun




Actors Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun in an interview for the drama King Eternal Monarch, Thursday (04/16/2020)


Lee Min Ho is returning to the small screen this year with Kim Go Eun.

In The King: Eternal Monarch, Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), who is always charming, moves from the Kingdom of Corea to the parallel world of the Republic of Korea.

There, he meets the smart detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun), who reminds him of the man who saved his life 25 years ago...


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Favourite K drama of 2020: Fans crown Lee Min Ho's The King: Eternal Monarch and Suzy's Start Up as winners


Amongst the many memorable K-dramas which graced our presence in 2020, fans picked The King: Eternal Monarch and Start-Up as their personal favourite in Pinkvilla's recent poll.


Written By Karishma Shetty  Mumbai  Published: December 26, 2020




While almost the entire world will collectively agree that 2020 has been one big abysmal year, many of us relied on entertainment to provide us with a much-needed distraction from reality. Moreover, Korean dramas, which were already popular from before, found an even bigger fanbase during the quarantine period. Many 2020 dramas have already reached cult status; that's how impactful of a year it has been.


Pinkvilla recently held a poll to determine which 2020 K-drama was the ultimate favourite for fans. The poll was divided into two sections; in the first one, we had The King: Eternal Monarch, It's Okay To Not Be Okay, Crash Landing on You and Itaewon Class, while in the second one, we had Hospital Playlist, Start-Up, The World of the Married and Record of Youth. In the first poll, emerging victorious was Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun's fantasy romance series as The King: Eternal Monarch stood atop with 40.1 percent votes.


Following second was Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin's eternal romance series Crash Landing on You which collected 29.3 percent votes. Rounding up the list, we had Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji and Oh Jung-se's fantasy drama It's Okay to Not Be Okay and Park Seo-joon's revenge drama Itaewon Class at No. 3 and No. 4 with 23.3 percent votes and 7.4 percent votes respectively.


Check out The King: Eternal Monarch and Start-Up's winning numbers as fans' Favourite K-drama of 2020 below:





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Best Kiss of the Year Nomination: Will Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun Get A Daring Neck Kiss?

Thanh Long - CTV

Posted at 16:15 | December 26, 2020


Recently, the organizing committee of the SBS Drama Awards 2020 officially announced the list of candidates for the Best Kiss category who will compete for this year's award. Kisses on the nominees list are all five dramas that aired on SBS in the past year. According to a SBS post, 12 Best Kisses from 6 different films have been nominated.


Kim Go-eun defies Lee Min-ho and gets a kiss | The King: Eternal Monarch Ep 12 [ENG SUB]




Movie King: Eternal Monarch (Immortal King) with two kisses of Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun in episodes 10 and 12.




The wet kiss between Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun was praised by many viewers for the couple's performance.




The SBS Drama Awards is an annual awards ceremony hosted by SBS to honor outstanding achievement in Korean dramas broadcast on SBS. The winner in the Best Kiss category will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 31st.


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8 Best Drama Couples 2020


One thing that can either ruin or uplift the drama is the main couple. Sometimes, no matter how unusual the plot is, a spark simply does not slip between the main actors. Fortunately, 2020 did not disappoint us and presented us with some iconic couples. In no particular order, we present to you the couples that captured the hearts of viewers this year.


Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun in The King: Eternal Monarch


Lee Min Ho finally returned to the screen with Kim Go Eun, and the pair immediately captured the hearts of viewers. The drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" tells the story of the most charming Emperor Lee Gong (Lee Min Ho), who travels from the Kingdom of Korea to the parallel world of the Republic of Korea. There, the muzhina meets the smart detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun), who reminds him of the person who saved his life 25 years ago.






Lee Gong and Tae Eul's relationship is a whirlwind. Both create dramatic and passionate scenes when they throw themselves into the arms of their beloved along with other romantic scenes in the drama. Although the project did not perform as well in Korea as expected, the pair still managed to attract the attention of many viewers around the world.






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Global spread of K-content through Netflix

Netflix is driving the global popularity of K-content by introducing various Korean works to the world, including Asia.

VICE, a famous digital media in North America, highlighted the explosive popularity of Korean dramas that have recently been happening throughout Asia. The media emphasized Netflix's role as the main background for K-content to spread globally, noting that K-content viewing in Asia through Netflix has increased significantly this year.


The media reported that K-content viewing in Asia has quadrupled this year compared to last year. In addition, compared to January and February this year, K-content viewing increased by 150% across Asia on average from March to July, suggesting that K-content could spread more widely through Netflix, which allows users to enjoy various contents without time difference. In addition, he emphasized the 2.5 times increase in viewership in North America and Europe, including the U.S., Canada, Portugal, and Spain, explaining that K-content is recognized as a popular genre in the West.


In addition, the media pointed out that the Korean Wave, including director Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite," which swept the academy, and BTS's Billboard charts, is a global cultural phenomenon, and that the Korean Wave is expanding to not only movies but also TV series through Netflix. He then introduced Netflix's original Korean series "The King: Eternal Monarch," etc, as 10 Korean dramas that gained huge popularity through Netflix.


Meanwhile, Netflix has invested about 770 billion won (US$700 million) since 2015 to produce K-content that moves the hearts of people around the world, and recently announced that it will double its investment in Asian content next year through foreign media. Since its entry into Korea in 2016, Netflix has introduced Netflix's original Korean genres, and has supported up to 31 language subtitles and more than 20 language dubbing, contributing to the expansion of the New Hallyu area.



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The rise of online video service (OTT) and the Corona 19 incident brought unexpected warmth to the broadcasting industry. TVN <Crash Landing on Love>, SBS <The King: Eternal Monarch> and the original Netflix footage <Kingdom 2> and <Sweet Home> that were released on Netflix have had worldwide success.






Following Netflix, 10 Korean dramas have been released that have gained massive popularity in over 5 Asian countries thanks to Netflix, including Kingdom Season 2 and Health Teacher Ahn Eun Young, It's psycho but it's okay, King: Eternal Monarch "," Youth Record "," Startup "and" World of Couples "were presented.




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In this incredibly emotional scene, Lee Gon charges ahead on his white horse, the perfect knight in shining armor to save Jung Tae Eul. However, Tae Eul herself has put up the bravest fight when faced with a threat to her life in a land wholly alien to her. It is particularly significant because of how Tae Eul finally surrenders herself to Lee Gon because she doesn’t need to fight anymore. He will protect her at all costs.

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