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[News] Another possible drama of Hyun Joong with Jae Joong

12 Sep

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I actually know about this few days ago from my friend

But since no official announcement come out…

I don’t know if I should put it up…

Anyway, since lots of people already know this..

I will just share it with you… just something good to anticipate.. ^^


*more news stuff, but only important points translated*

On the 10th, an explanatory (?) conference was held at the HAMANAKO LAKESIDE PLAZA in Hamamatsu, Magna-resort for upcoming new Korea-Japan collaboration drama work.

Representatives from the production company M-Media gathered together to release the outlines of the drama.

The drama is titled “Cinderella”, and it is expected to have a total of 20 episodes. The script is unfinished as of now, and there is also a need to find possible collaborations and investors.

Shooting for about 2 episodes will begin in Japan beginning next Spring onwards for about a month.

And is targeted to be broadcasted next May in Korea, and will also air in Japan.
Staff, PDs and casts will be the top ones in Korea; the PD will be Pyo Minsoo PD nim who has personally created many aplenty of Korean dramas.

Though it’s still undecided as of now, the female casts are short-listed to be Song Hyegyo, Kim ah-joong, Yoon Eunhye etc
While male casts are short-listed to be Kim Hyunjoong, Nickhun, Jung Yonghwa etc.

Local residents of the country will also be invited to appear as extras.

[News] SS501 Kim Hyun Joong “Naughty Kiss” Rerun Conflict

11 Sep

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There are so many problems happening to this drama… TT

I hope MBC will handle this matter in a better way….


Audiences of MBC Wed Thurs drama Playful Kiss is now getting mad. Originally, Jangki’s rebroadcast was on Saturdays at 1.55 PM, but now it’s been changed to Gloria who will take over.

Jangki’s original re-broadcast timing slot is on Saturdays at 1.55 PM until 3.55 PM, a total of 2 episodes will be shown continuously. However, this upcoming 18th, during the same timing slot, MBC weekend drama GLORIA will be taking over its telecast slot.


left: Jangki, 11th Sep
Right: Gloria, 18th Sep

Well then, is changing to Gloria the right thing to do. However, Gloria is a drama aired during MBC official broadcasting times that did not get to be re-broadcasted. Every saturday is the rebroadcast of Jangki, while Sunday is for the rebroadcast of MBC’s special 49-year special Dongi. Because of that, it seems that Jangki will have a very low possibility to be re-broadcasted in other time slots.

Seeing this kind of secret arrangement, it looks like Jangki’s rebroadcast totally separates itself from the original broadcast. If that’s the case, why does MBC have to suddenly exclude itself from the rebroadcast schedule then.

It’s because they take into consideration the ratings. Last 9th (Thursday), Jangki recorded ratings of 3.2% (according to TNmS), while Gloria recorded 9.4% of ratings with its broadcasts on 5th (Sunday). With this, MBC see that it’s hard for Jangki’s “revival” whereas Gloria is able to climb up higher with its ratings, and probably the reason why it decided to replace with drama Gloria. With weekend drama Gloria now arranged for re-broadcast over the weekends, it seem like its ratings will go higher than its original telecast once more.

Another possibility is because of the conflict between Jangki’s production company Group Eight and MBC. MBC has been showing much lazed attitude towards promotion of Jangki, and it’s a fact. Drama Jangki could not grab hold of chances to appear in variety programmes to promo for its drama, which is where Jangki is different from other works. Though we also cannot dismiss the fact that the shooting schedule is so tight, but with them already letting loose of chances to do promotion for its drama and now, excluding itself from rebroadcasts, it is seriously quite uncomprehensible.

In this kind of situation, it is said that conflict between Group Eight and MBC is getting fiercer by the day. Just as if that reflected the confirmed results, MBC is unable to show understanding nor allowance towards Group Eight who now excludes itself from rebroadcasts.

Especially where KBS drama Baker king Kim Tak goo –with ratings as high as 48%– will be soon taking a close to its drama, MBC who plays the hat game in hope of looking for chances from its drama ratings, the atttitude is seriously uncomprehensible.


If so, does the ratings reflect the interest of audiences, and is it the one and only mode of measurement. Daily searched keywords of portal site ‘Naver’ shows that, as at 11 Sep morning (now), MBC drama Jangki holds the 3rd position of most searched drama keyword for the day, farly surpassing Gloria in the 31st position. It also marks itself at the Number 1 position on MBC’s “Review” programme rankings. To this extend, we could see that audiences’ concern towards Jangki is high.

With MBC now excluding Jangki who records single-digit ratings from its rerun, demand of the audiences going against MBC’s attitude with ‘Jangki is Dying’ (?) does not end there.

“What is happening! Not doing rerun already?’, ‘If ratings for rebroadcast is 8%, won’t it come out superbly well? Gloria? How much will that drama’s ratings come out to be?”, “Because Jangki is Number 1 for its Review ratings, won’t that already rake in money? It was already worrying with the programme’s promotions”, “Though I’m no anti yet, but there is no rerun next week, I seriously am at a loss for words”, showing all the various comments left on Jangki’s noticeboard as it climbs onto MBC realtime BEST Number 1 position, reflecting all dissatisfaction of audiences.

MBC who does not seem to have taken into consideration comments and suggestions of audiences replied, “According to the broadcast station schedule may change”, after which changing statement, “According to the ratings schedule may change”.

In the situation where rerun schedule for MBC on 25th (Saturday) isn’t released as yet, Jangki is receiving high curiosity to whether or not it will go on rerun status again just as what audiences wish for.

Playful Kiss airs every Wed, Thurs at 9.55 pm through MBC.

[News] The reason why drama “Naughty Kiss” is still too early to give up fighting

10 Sep

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Thanks Ode for the translation…

For me, no matter what… this is still the best drama I watch recently

So no need to give up, right?


3.4%, Playful Kiss, the reason why it’s still early to give up yet

MBC Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss recorded ratings of 3.4% (09 Sept, #4). This was lower by 0.1% than #3 broadcasted on 8 September with 3.5%. A few of the broadcasting personnel expressed their thoughts on Playful Kiss who is facing the worst situation, “It isn’t impossible yet that the drama will not be revived”.

However, it is still too early to think about giving up. Since only 4 episodes have been aired so far, there are many guesses throughout here and there that there will be possibility of a rise in ratings soon.

Solid storyline… Kim Hyun Joong – Jung So Min Loveline Anticipation UP

The first possibility would be that Baek Seungjo (Kim Hyunjoong) and Oh Hani (Jung Somin)’s loveline is beginning to slowly develop itself. Oh Hani has been living in shame since sending her self-penned love letter to Baek Seungjo. Baek Seungjo whom, disregards Oh Hani in every single circumstance, has begun to slowly open his heart up to Oh Hani, as was seen in the episode aired on 9 September.

Baek Seungjo who has been so arrogant throughout is slowly beginning to change. Because of that, Baek Seungjo and Oh Hani’s love story that will soon spread its wings is grabbing the attention of audiences.

-next paragraph omit, introduction of drama-

Drama Boys over Flowers had similarly faced the same situation whereby it was facing a tough battle in the beginning against MBC drama ‘East of Eden’, yet in the end it achieved huge success with its increasing ratings.

The hardwork of the actors.. Audiences Are Aware

The 2nd possibility is because the good acting by the young actors and the vetarans. In particular veterans Jung Hyeyoung, Kang Namgil etc, they show their passion for acting. Especially where this drama is so manhwa-like, there will bound to be many overly-exaggerated cases.

Because of that, this kind of drama style is not easy for the vetarans to portray for the first time. However, the veterans managed to portray their characters without any trace of awkwardness. Not forgetting that protagonists Kim Hyunjoong, Jung Somin etc, these young actors display acting skills that illuminate on itself, too.

Of course, the hard work of these young actors Kim Hyunjoong and Jung Somin is very much obvious. Kim HyunJoong has now upgraded his acting from the perfect yet warm guy Yoon Jihoo into the tough yet perfect guy Baek Seungjo. As to how Kim Hyunjoong will digest his character Baek Seungjo slowly falling for Oh Hani, everyone is highly curious about that.

Indeed, Jung Somin who only had one work ‘Bad guy’ managed to digest her Oh Hani character so smoothly as she got chosen for the role. These guys worked really hard for their characters. A related drama personnel mentioned,

“Kim Hyunjoong & Oh Hani never left their hands away from the scripts, and is always rehearsing for them. Especially the feeling to be put forth for the character, they really put in much meticulousness and thoughts as they act it out vividly”.

Though the drama records low ratings as at 3.4%, but this is only the 4th episode. Looking at the rather high ratings this drama rakes in for its re-broadcasts, it is not difficult to spot the possibility whereby audiences will soon move their attention to it.

[Info] SS501 Kim Hyun Joong “Naughty Kiss” 7-episodes Special Edition

9 Sep

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Another great news about Naughty Kiss…

So special edition mini series… very curious what it will about… ^^

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MBC Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss will be producing a special Online-edition for the drama.

According to Playful Kiss production company Group Eight, they have signed on with video-sharing site Youtube as a form of partnership. This special edition will be produced in the form of a mini-drama with a total of 7 episodes, and will be introduced to not just Korea but international-wide.

In particular for this special edition, it will feature brand new contents that will differ from the current Playful Kiss that is in midst of telecast.

Group Eight personnel has said, “Though it will be the same casts and same basic settings, it will be a different writer and will portray new scenarios”, “It’s not a re-composition of the drama, it’s like a kind of spin-off”.

-last paragraph omit, introduction of Playful Kiss-

[News Photo] SS501 Kim Hyung Jun attended “A Better Tomorrow” Movie Premiere

8 Sep

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Hyung Jun appeared at the Movie Premiere as VIP ^^

Handsome boy.. keke



[News+Video] SS501 Kim Hyun Joong “Naughty Kiss” Feverish support by fans

8 Sep

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I actually know about this yesterday but forget to post it… TT

Some fans of Hyun Joong help to promote the drama using a billboard in Busan and Myeong Dong ^^

So supportive fans… fighting.. !!!!


Here are the video of the billboard and the news talking about this:


Feverish Zealousy
Korean to English translation by Ode on

Kim HyunJoong who has developed into an actor is attracting attention for the feverish promotion by his fans.

Kim HyunJoong plays the role of Baek Seungjo who is arrogant and tough, who possesses an IQ higher than 200 in new MBC Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss that aired last September 1.

In order to cheer on Kim HyunJoong who returns after 1.5 years after his last Boys over Flowers, fans pose themselves as the supporters as they carry out promotions by printing them on buses, and even display their self-made promo videos through the LED billboards on the streets, showing their zealousy.

-next paragraph talks about Playful Kiss-

On 8th, Kim hyunjoong and Lee Taesung will be carrying out their relay match in Episode 3.

PLAYFUL KISS on Billboard in Myeong Dong

PLAYFUL KISS on Billboard in Busan

[News] Playful Kiss scores higher ratings in re-runs

5 Sep

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I know.. we should be confident ^^

Hyun Joong fighting!!!


MBC’s newest drama Playful Kiss scored higher ratings in the re-runs of its first and second episodes.

The re-runs of the two episodes were broadcast on the 4th, and according to AGB Nielsen Media Research, it received ratings of 4.2% and 6.6%, higher than the original broadcast ratings of 3.5% and 3.7%.

The producers of Playful Kiss, Group Eight, stated:

It’s true that the drama’s ratings are affected by KBS 2TV’s Baker King Kim Tak Gu, that has its own ratings of 40%+. … The success will come after Kim Tak Gu ends on the 16th. … The re-runs’ ratings were higher than the ratings of the drama’s actual broadcast. On top of that, the online and overseas reaction weren’t bad as well. … It’s safe to expect the ratings to go up in the future.

Meanwhile, MBC is the only broadcaster that has yet to settle pay dispute with HanYeJo (Korean Broadcast, Movie, Performance, and Artists Labor Union over the non-payment controversy. Consequently, it appears that MBC’s dramas, including Playful Kiss, are being affected by the feud.

[News+Info] SS501 Park Jung Min will appear @ Japan Musical “絆-少年よ大紙を抱け”

5 Sep

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Wow… big news …

Thanks to my JTS friend to send me this information ^^

Another musical for Jung Min…

This time in Japan… cool…

Even though he is just a guest appearance.. I think is good for him ^^

Since I don’t want to guess translate the musical name .. just use the original Japanese name



Park Jung Min, Full-fledged solo career in Japan

Popular Korean group SS501 Park Jung Min (23), 5 days appearance on “”絆-少年よ大紙を抱け” (Theater in the New National Theatre, November 18 – 23) has been revealed.  He will be in full-scale solo work in Japan afterward.

SS501’s undertaking the Japanese debut, Park Jung Min work hard to learn Japanese.  There was also a long stay in Japan of all five members, so there is no shortage of daily conversation.  To improve the chance of speaking, where he was living near JR Tamachi Station says grilled chicken shop.  “I will find the yakitori shop and walk up at night, studied there talking with the shop owner’s husband.  It is better than studying at the desk. ” He laughs.


[News] Several News regarding the rating of “Naughty Kiss” episode 2

3 Sep

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Seems like this time the news are having better opinion after seeing episode

Even though the rating is still not as high as we expected

The comments on Hyun Joong are not bad at all

Let’s all continue our support and anticipation for this drama.. fighting!!!

super thanks Ode again for the translation ^^


MBC new Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss recorded drama ratings of 3.5% on first episode, 3.6% on second episode respectively as according to TNmS ratings association, though it is the lowest amongst all other drama at the same timing slot, Kim Hyun Joong has been receiving praises for his slowly improving acting.

On 3rd September, on Playful Kiss noticeboard, after Episode 2 was broadcasted, about 5000 comments were left, amongst which many left encouraging and supportive messages about Kim Hyun Joong’s acting.

Some netizens, “Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have really borne as Baek Seung Jo”, “Really portrayed Baek Seung Jo the character very well”, “HyunJoong gun is just as handsome as the manga protagonist”, leaving praises for Kim Hyun Joong who stars as role Baek Seung Jo.

After which, “As compared to Episode 1, Episode 2 was moer attractive”, “As compared to Boys over Flowers time, his lines seem now more natural, and his acting his improved more”, “In terms of visual, I cannot not follow after Kim Hyun Joong. His acting has also improved bit by bit, I’m anticipating”, leaving supportive entries throwing aside critics for his acting.

Others include, “Episode 1 was a little boring, but Episode 2 is more interesting. For dramas like that, there are obvious people who find it good and not good, for those people who likes it, they really like it”, “Kinda sad that there wasn’t some deep introduction to the characters”, “If Baek Seung Jo is a little tougher more it’ll be better”, showing diverse comments.

Some others commented, “Before the drama started, as compared to those heated topic of discussions, I don’t seem to have gone crazy over it despite my huge anticipation”, “For the sake of ratings, why not make them appear in CFs and go on variety programmes consistently”, “Pay more attention to their codi and makeup”, leaving suggestions for more room of improvement as well.

On the other hand, group SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong has been receiving much love from public with his flower boy syndrome inducement with his pervious KBS drama Boys over Floewrs as Yoon Jihoo of F4.


SS501 Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have verified talks of whether or not his MBC drama Playful Kiss would be like a bubble as his drama’s ratings recorded low results in just 2 episodes.

2nd September aired Playful Kiss episode 2. In episode 2, plain girl Oh Hani happened to move into the chic guy who is Number 1 across entire school Baek Seung jo’s house as it illustrated the start of their home-mate story.

In this day’s episode, Oh Hani doesn’t know whether to feel happy or sad that she is now living under the same roof as Baek seung Jo whom she has always seen in her dreams, and in this episode also delivered many of her lively and quirky scenes as she attracted the eyeballs of male audiences.

Also, although Baek Seung Jo displays his cynical side all the time, he appeared to go to Oh Hani’s rescue as she was in distress with a pervert and struck himself across as the prince who goes to save one in trouble, and with that it shook Oh Hani’s heart once again.

However even if with acting from these two like this, it was not easy to captivate the hearts of audiences. On this day’s episode 2, it recorded tv ratings of 3.6% and did not seem to have much difference from its ratings of 3.5% for Episode 1.

It seems like many fans are disappointed and finds it pitiable that Kim Hyun Joong’s majesty could not be found in Playful Kiss ever since his last KBS Boys over Flowers as Yoon Jihoo from F4.

This drama that is led by Kim Hyun Joong and consists of newbie Jung Somin, Lee Taesung, Hong Yoonhwa, Yoon Seungah, Jang Ah Young, Jung Hyeyoung etc was made in hope of MBC Wed-Thurs drama’s resurrection. However, with its low ratings, it did not seem like it was able to disregard the 5% ratings that previous MBC work ‘Road number one’ had achieved.

Also, Playful Kiss does not seem to be able to be put side by side against dramas of its same timing slot SBS ‘My girlfriend is Gumiho’ and ‘Baker king Kim Tak Goo’ as it staggers itself.


MBC drama Playful kiss recorded ratings of 3.7% as it increases slightly.

On the 3rd, according to AGB Nilson Media Research, Playful Kiss that aired itself 2nd September, nationwide ratings was 3.7%, and this was higher by 0.2% than Episode 1’s 3.5% on 1st September.

-3rd and 4th paragraph omit, summarizes Ep.2-

On the other hand, dramas in same timing slot like KBS ‘Baker king Kim Tak goo’ had 45% of ratings, while SBS ‘My girlfriend is Gumiho’ had ratings of 12%.


Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have left deep impressions in audiences in Episode 2 of Playful Kiss as he captivated the attention of the television screen.

Kim Hyun Joong who aroused a bout of syndrome with Jihoo sunbae in Boys over Flowers is now challenging the role of a perfect eom-chin-a ‘Baek Seungjo’ who possesses wealth, looks, talent, and he is expected to excite yet another ‘Baek seung jo syndrome’ with that.

-3rd and 4th paragraph omit, summarizes episode 2-

Netizens whom after watching the day’s episode left comments, “Looks so much more like Seungjo as compared to in Episode 1”, “Looks like Hyunjoong oppa has perfectly transformed into Baek Seungjo”, “Kim Hyun Joong is totally so charming even while he is so malicious in words towards people! Synchronization 200%”, “Feeling happy because behind his arrogance, I see that hidden delicateness in him. Anticipating next episode”, showing their anticipation for future episodes and praises to his acting.

[News] ‘Playful Kiss’ has high download rates despite low ratings

2 Sep

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I really don’t surprised of this result actually…

As we all know, Hyun Joong are popular around the world..

So if the drama is aired worldwide… the rating will definitely be much higher ^^



MBC drama Playful Kiss had a rocky start, receiving only a 3.5% viewer rating for the first episode. However, Playful Kiss is excelling in other areas.

A representative in charge of iMBC homepages revealed, ‘The homepage for Playful Kiss received the sharpest increase of visitors compared to the other MBC programs. Aside from Korea, visitors from Japan, China, Malaysia, and South America also graced the homepage.

CINE21, who is in charge of online downloads, expressed, ‘After the broadcast of the first episode, the number of downloads for Playful Kiss was larger than the average downloads for Iris, which had 30% ratings. It looks like the online response is very hot.’