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Delicious product placements in Kdramas that make us drool: Fried chicken, Subway & more!

 

It's so difficult to keep your cravings in check while watching K-Dramas, isn't it?

 

Written By Pinkvilla Desk 11818 reads  Mumbai  Updated: May 16, 2021

 

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Lee Min Ho enjoying delicious fried chicken in The King: Eternal Monarch

 

Not sure about you but, at times, watching Korean dramas can be scary. No! Not the ghosts and gore. The food. Every time they eat something, we start craving it. You might not even particularly like what they're eating, but they eat with such gusto that you start craving it.

 

Here are some mouth-watering foods that made us ravage the pantry at home...

 

Fried Chicken

 

Is there any fast food food in K-Dramas that is as advertised as fried chicken? Chimaek (chicken+beer) all the way! Somewhere during the 1960s, a chicken store sold whole chicken grilled in an electric oven. Later on, one fried chicken store started coating their product with a sweet sauce. The popularity of fried chicken in Korea grew with the arrival of KFC in 1984. But it wasn't until the 2002 FIFA World Cup that chimaek became the most popular dish in Korea. In fact it is so popular that according to a study and statistics in February 2019, Korea has approximately 87,000 chicken eateries which surpasses some fast food chains like McDonalds worldwide! In The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Min Ho's character eats fried chicken for the first time while travelling in a parallel world. The fried chicken brand featured in the series sold over 550,000 sets of its fried chicken in a month during that time...

 

https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/delicious-product-placements-kdramas-make-us-drool-fried-chicken-subway-more-739163

 

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Top 5 Netflix fantasy series to binge if you liked Shadow and Bone

 

#1 The King: Eternal Monarch

 

The King : Eternal Monarch Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

 

 

A South Korean romantic fantasy that explores two parallel worlds starring Lee Min-ho as the Emperor Lee Gon of Kingdom of Corea. “The King: Eternal Monarch” dives into the idea of accessing an alternate reality where the other Republic of Korea exists, much similar to the real-world nation.Interestingly, the show captures viewers’ attention with its mystical portal opening elements and has a soap opera touch thanks to Min ho’s character on-screen romance with Kim Go-eun’s Jeong Tae Eul. The series is currently available to stream on Netflix.

 

Similar to “Shadow and Bone,” “The King: Eternal Monarch” is set in a different timeline, universe and has its world-building with a lot of mysterious romance to delve into.

 

https://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/top-5-netflix-fantasy-series-binge-liked-shadow-bone

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6 K-Drama Product Placements That Are Impossible to Miss

 

By Teo Chen Ling
May 17, 2021


The art of unobtrusive advertising is many a time lost on the Korean drama scene—here are a few examples that highlight exactly what we mean

Product plugs in dramas are nothing new—whether they’re done blatantly, without much thought about whether they fit in a scene, or tastefully slipped into the script.

But K-dramas, in particular, take product placements to a new high (or should that be low?) by featuring an endless stream of them, both obvious and subtle, in one single episode—from fried chicken joints to lipsticks, and cars to kimchi. Korean drama aficionados are totally used to having a coffee brand suddenly thrust into focus as the protagonist is, say, having an argument with someone while making her cup of joe.

And in recent memory, some of these product placements have garnered more attention than others, either thanks to their appearances being totally bizarre and laughable, or—in the case of just-concluded ratings hit Vincenzo—being a bit of a cultural hot potato. Here are six memorable product placements in your fave K-dramas.

 

2/6 Kahi Stick Balm (The King: Eternal Monarch)

 

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No political or cultural missteps in this one, just complete hilarity as the hit K-drama’s female police officer protagonist, played by Kim Go-eun, whips out a random makeup stick product and starts applying it all over her face while staking out a criminal.

The product is K-beauty brand Kahi's Wrinkle Bounce Moisturizing Balm Stick—a multi-purpose balm, as demonstrated so effectively by Kim, who also happens to be the brand ambassador for Kahi.

As if this sudden beauty interlude in a police car was not bizarre enough, Kim’s partner, a burly police dude named Jangmi, is fascinated by the product, asking, “You can use it for your lips and face?” He is seen later using the balm on his lips as he walks in a back alley, just before taking down a suspect. Talk about a product placement executed with comedic effect—it certainly made us laugh hard.

 

3/6 Cellreturn LED mask (The King: Eternal Monarch)

 

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Even though The King: Eternal Monarch was a hit with audiences as a romantic fantasy romp, it received its fair share of criticism for its relentless and unsubtle product placements. One of these was the appearance of a strange Iron Man-inspired mask, an LED skincare device, which was used by several characters in the drama.

No surprise there—the K-drama’s leading man, Lee Min-ho, is the ambassador for Cellreturn LED mask. Yes, the products endorsed by actors and actresses often enjoy appearances in whatever shows the celebs star in, especially beauty products like lipsticks and skincare...

 

https://ph.asiatatler.com/society/korean-drama-product-placements

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Yes, it was a good two episodes where Prince Buyong was murdered by Lee Lim, Eun Sub shot by Lee Lim's supporters.  The finale or episode 9 when Lee Gon roared out Lee Lim's name.  You start to see a different side of Lee Gon.  Enjoyed the re-watch with all who joined. It was fun, commenting, reacting to scenes as well as talking about totally unrelated topics. :D 

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I wanted to do something for The King's one-year anniversary, so I've written a story. It includes some of the characters from TKEM as well as from Faith [aka The Great Doctor]. It's called, "Journey to Goryeo" and you can find it here:

 

https://archiveofourown.org/works/31378340/chapters/77596358

 

It's helpful but not necessary to have watched both series. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Please be aware that it contains explicit sexual content.

 

 

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7 Most Expensive and Surprising K-Dramas of Late

 

The King: Eternal Monarch

Year: 2020

Starring: Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun

 

Lee Min Ho's return to the screen after his military service was also in a production that required a large investment. It is estimated that it cost around 30 billion won, and the higher cost was due to the use of luxury vehicles such as cars, helicopters and even naval transport, that without taking into account the effects that were part of the story.

 

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https://www.nacionrex.com/dramas-coreanos-mas-caros-costo-de-produccion-recomendacion-t202105180003.html

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15 Korean Dramas With The Hottest Kissing Scenes, Foreplay Can Be Used

 

Suitable for viewing with a partner to make it more intimate

The romantic Korean drama is not complete without kissing scenes. Some of these Korean dramas not only feature short kissing scenes, but also hot kissing scenes that can be used as a prelude to sex.

Many of the hottest kissing scenes in Korean dramas are romantic. Naturally, a lot of people had a heartbeat when they saw this scene. There are a few dramas that you can use as examples and simulate to kiss your partner, you know.

As inspiration and suitable to watch with a partner, here are Popmama.com's recommendations for Korean dramas with the hottest kissing scenes to use for foreplay ...

 

13. King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

 

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This drama starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun is one of the most anticipated Korean dramas. Many romantic and kissing scenes immediately became popular themes when the series aired.

One of the successful neck kiss scenes shocked netizens around the world. Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) kisses Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) on the neck when Jung Tae Eul makes fun of the Emperor for being "burned" by the thunder.

The scene is followed by a scene with a bed, which is immediately distracted by camera movements. Apart from the neck kiss scene, the kiss scene on the CCTV table is also memorable. Two scenes successfully shook the hearts of web viewers... 

 

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https://www.popmama.com/amp/life/relationship/putri-syifa-nurfadilah/drama-korea-dengan-adegan-ciuman-terpanas

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13 Hot Korean Actors Who Played Military Men In K-Dramas And Films

 

We loved seeing these men in military uniform
Mariel Abanes


June 15, 2020, 06:38 PM / UPDATED June 16, 2020

 

We’ve seen different types of men in K-Dramas—the dashing CEO, the heir of a chaebol, the prince or king from another era/universe, the doctor, the lawyer or prosecutor, etc. While we love our oppas in their portrayals of these characters, there’s a certain appeal with actors who play the gritty (or neat) and stern military men onscreen, and are especially attention-grabbing in their uniforms.

 

The most recent examples are Metro.Style cover star Hyun Bin and his role as North Korean military captain Ri Jeong-hyeok in Crash Landing on You and Lee Min-ho as King Lee Gon, who led a naval battle scene between the Kingdom of Corea and Japan, in The King: Eternal Monarch.

 

As we admire these men in military uniform, we’re serving you a list of Korean actors who took on this role in K-Dramas and films.

Check out the gallery below:

 

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https://metro.style/people/celebrities/korean-actors-military-men-roles-kdramas-films/25512

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Some great scenes in 11 and 12.  LG's grief at the funeral and PM smiling at his grief.  His breaking down and crying when he is alone in the kitchen so heart-breaking.  LG and his men charging to the rescue.  Looking so gallant and kingly.  Then he slashes through the attackers as he advances towards JTE in a single-minded frame of mind.  so swashbuckling.  Then he waits patiently while JTE is being treated by the doctor.  Last but not least, the sensual neck kiss.  Great episodes.  ON to next week.  @ATW@Min2206@msdot @syntyche @Areumdaun and others see you next week.  @CarolynH Thanks for hosting.

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Eps 11 and 12 have many great scenes! for me definitely this


because they use this music. Anyone has seen Battle Royale? I loved that movie and here they use it! Requiem Dies Irae - Giuseppe Verdi i believe this one as conducted by Masamichi Amano :heart: i love this dark side of Gon, i wanted to believe that he is the one who requested to play this music?  The music was made for a mass funeral. 

 

and also this scene, the acting, the poems, the music :cry:

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see you next week eps 13 and 14 :approves:

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C21 DIGITAL SCREENINGS

Theme Festival - Non-English Language Drama

 

The Covid-driven streaming boom of the past year has increased opportunities for producers and distributors of non-English-language drama, and all the new global players now realise they need local produce in order to grow.

 

Demand for dramas in languages other than English was already rising long before lockdown, but the events of the past 14 months, and the pandemic-driven boost to streaming services provided by stay-at-home audiences, has lifted global demand for non-English drama even further.

 

Netflix, for instance, said at the end of last year that US viewing of its foreign-language shows increased by over 50% in 2020 compared with 2019, pointing to content such as The Platform (from Spain), Barbarians (Germany) and Rogue City (France). Meanwhile, viewing of Korean dramas including Kingdom and The King: Eternal Monarch almost tripled in the US and Netflix’s audiences for animé titles more than doubled in the US.

 

“The foreign-language barrier has been breached and it has changed the landscape. In some instances, it means there are huge hits that were not previously available. Plus, foreign-language content can cut costs, as it tends to be less expensive than mainstream content,” explains Bruce Tuchman, co-chairman of international streaming service Rialto International. “Shows like the Spanish-language Money Heist [aka La Casa de Papel] would not have performed well 10 or 15 years ago. But now that show is doing wonders for Netflix.”

 

https://www.c21media.net/screenings/nonenglishlanguagedrama21/

 

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EVENT: 50 Things You Learn From A Korean Drama

 

Have you ever tried to explain to your friends and family why you watch k-dramas? What is it that makes them so unique?

Chingus, now is your chance to help us compile a list of what you have learned from watching Korean dramas. :partyblob:

 

Your Event Organizers,

@partyon @Lmangla @Sleepy Owl

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2020 Korean Drama Romance, Here Are 5 Titles That Make Your Heart Flutter

 

The 2020 romantic Korean drama can be the right choice for those of you who want to fill your spare time. Of the many genres that exist, romance is still the favorite among Drakor lovers . Watching a pair of humans fall in love with each other provides a special sensation for the connoisseurs.

 

If you are looking for sweet entertainment full of love, there's nothing wrong with trying the following Korean drama titles . Without waiting long, below are 5 recommendations for 2020 romantic Korean dramas that you must watch.

 

The King: Eternal Monarch

 

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This drama has also succeeded in becoming a conversation everywhere. Lee Min Ho's comeback drama after completing his military service has been awaited by his loyal fans. Taking the fantasy genre, you will be invited to a parallel world that may be confusing at first.

 

It tells the story of Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), a King in the Corea Kingdom, unconsciously using the flute opening a magical world dimension. He finds himself in a parallel world. There, he finds the person he's been looking for, Lieutenant Jung Tae Eul ( Kim Go Eun ), whom he believes to be the one who saved him from an attempted murder some 20 years ago.

This love story of two worlds will touch your heart. The struggle of two humans to stay together, even though this world has many different dimensions. Not only an epic love story, you will also be spoiled with captivating cinematography in this drama.

 

https://kumparan.com/seleb-update/drama-korea-romantis-2020-ini-5-judul-yang-bikin-hatimu-berbunga-bunga-1voNGupHhfY/full

 

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

By Ishani Sarkar | Published on 2021/05/02

 

 

"The King: Eternal Monarch" has one of the best OSTs among K-Dramas from recent times. While the story itself could have been a little more fleshed out, the OST more than made up for it. The incredibly dreamy romance between Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) and Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) was  very well complemented by the music.

 

Source: https://www.hancinema.net/hancinema-s-news-top-10-korean-dramas-with-the-best-osts-150989.html

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Which is your favourite Lee Min-ho K-Drama?

 

He's one of the top and famous actors in South Korea. His dramas have unique story lines and his acting just makes his character stand out so good. He beautifully portrays the character he is given and makes the drama more enjoyable.

Well to all those who like him here is a list of his dramas. He’s got the acting skills, he’s also incredibly handsome and down to earth. In all his dramas his eyes do the talking. Even the writers from his dramas appreciate his dreamy eyes.

 

If you’re new to the Lee Min-ho bandwagon, here’s a look at best K-Dramas that you should definitely check out.

 

The King: Eternal Monarch

 

Lee Min Ho played the role of Emperor Lee Gon in The King: Eternal Monarch. His new romantic fantasy drama, which tackles time traveling and alternate universes, tells the story a young monarch from the fictional Kingdom of Corea who discovers a magical portal that bridges two parallel worlds. He crosses over to the Republic of Korea in search of a royal traitor, and there, he meets detective Jeong Tae-eul (Kim Go Eun) who’s mysteriously linked to his past.

 

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https://www.glamsham.com/hollywood/special-feature/which-is-your-favourite-lee-min-ho-romantic-k-drama-korean

 

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Tourist destinations in Gyeongsangnam-do
- The protagonists Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun took a picture together at The King: Eternal Monastery in Jinju Wenshan Shrine.
- Gimhae Shinrei Bamboo Forest The mysterious atmosphere of Shinrei Bamboo Forest is a place that is not yet known as the shooting location for "The King: Eternal Lord".

 

 

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