Popular Dramas Split Into 3 Parts 2020/01/23, Source
SBS has begun splitting up an episode of the Friday / Saturday drama "Stove League" into three parts since the 17th. The baseball-themed drama broke through 10% in just four episodes and that's when the episode-splitting began. Some viewers even mock, "Just divide it into 9 innings like real baseball".
According to the industry, ground-wave broadcasters have been attempting these 'splits' since 2018. The move is aimed at securing advertising revenue, as broadcasters are suffering from deficits. Critics point out that it is virtually no different from a medium advertisement,...More
2019 Dramas, "SKY Castle" Opens and "When the Camellia Blooms" Closes 2019/12/23, Source
In 2019, the industry had a string of big-screen dramas with huge production costs. However, not all of the blockbuster dramas have been very powerful. "Arthdal Chronicles", which cost more than 50 billion won in production, didn't regenerate, despite broadcasting in three parts, and left a mark on its ego. "Vagabond", which drew attention for its 25 billion won investment plan and outstanding casting, couldn't quite cause a stir, and ended at barely a two-figure viewing percentage. The 'winners' were the ones that completely mesmerized viewers with not just bulk, but scenario, production and performance,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Ashfall" 2019/12/21
The opening scenes to "Ashfall" move fast. Military tough guy In-chang (played by Ha Jung-woo) is stuck in traffic while his wife Ji-yeong (played by Suzy) visits the obstetrician alone. Out of nowhere a massive earthquake hits. The Seoul cityscape is ripped apart in glorious fashion. Then government manager Yoo-kyeong (played by Jeon Hye-jin-II) pressures geologist Bong-rae (played by Ma Dong-seok) to come up with a generally bonkers plan to use North Korean nuclear weapons to prevent the remaining devastating aftershocks,...More
[HanCinema's News] "Ashfall" Tops Reservations 2019/12/19 "Ashfall" looks to top the South Korean box office for its opening weekend, as expected. Before the movie officially started airing on the morning of September 19th, it held 51% of reservations and had already guaranteed over two hundred seventy thousand admissions by that metric alone,...More
[HanCinema's News] "Ashfall" Sold to Ninety Countries Ahead of Debut 2019/12/18
While "Ashfall" already looks to be a strong domestic box office success ahead of its December 19th debut, the star-studded disaster film has already had its rights sold to a large number of foreign countries. Many of them already have confirmed release dates over the next month. The movie opens in the United States on December 20th, and Taiwan on December 24th,...More
Lee Seung-gi Happy to Get Chance to Flex Acting Muscles in Latest Series 2019/11/27, Source
It has been 15 years since Lee Seung-gi made his acting debut in the sitcom "Nonstop 5", and he has successfully made himself a sought-after star for sitcoms and romantic comedies.
Rarely given a chance to play in serious dramas and other genres, he always longed to broaden his acting horizons. His latest TV series "Vagabond", which ended last week, finally gave him the opportunity to show a different side of himself,...More
[Interview] Lee Seung-gi Says "Vagabond" Is a Gift, Is Hopeful for Season 2 2019/11/26, Source
The SBS drama "Vagabond" was one that broke down numerous prejudices. This drama, which cost 25 billion won, proved that even dramas could be full of action. The whole process of digging up a conspiracy of military capital involved in a plane crash was like a Hollywood movie. The car chase from the first episode and physical action scenes continued to become topics of conversation.
But that freshness wasn't the only thing that mattered. It was actor Lee Seung-gi in the role of Cha Dal-geon, who lost his beloved nephew to an accident. He made sure viewers held on to the drama by throwing himself in never before seen action scenes. We met Lee Seung-gi in a café in Seoul and he said ""Vagabond" is like a gift".,...More
Will SBS's Drama Empire Reclaim Its Reputation With Genre Dramas This September? 2019/08/26, Source
It is a banquet of genre dramas. Coming up in September on SBS are genre dramas about survival and spies.
The SBS drama department has shut down Monday / Tuesday dramas for the time being, and replaced them with TV shows. Meanwhile, "Secret Boutique" is anticipated to take over Wednesday / Thursday, while "Vagabond" takes over Friday / Saturday. The concepts of the main cast are completely different, but they share a common factor that they have strong personalities. We take a look at the themes and things to look out for in the following two dramas,...More
Suzy Alluring Beauty 2018/12/12, Source
Singer and actress Suzy is more beautiful than ever as she shows in the three pictures she posted on her Instagram on the 12th,...More
Fans Active in Charitable Donations to Enhance Their Idols' Fame 2018/11/30, Source
BTS hold a placard to promote a campaign with UNICEF in November 2017. /Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment
K-pop groups are exerting an enormous influence on garnering donations to charities. Once popular bands get involved with a certain charity or non-profit organization, it can trigger a flood of donations from their fan base, as their star power has only grown and their appeal has spread beyond Korea,...More
Suzy Reveals Drunken Habits 2018/04/18, Source
Singer and actress Suzy revealed her drunken habits.
Suzy was asked what lyrics she wanted to write about in the April issue of Cosmopolitan. She replied, "I turn on the recorder when I'm drinking with my friends,...More
Suzy to Embark on Asian Tour Next Month 2018/04/16, Source
Singer Suzy will embark on her first Asian tour next month.
According to her management agency, she will meet fans in Taipei on May 12, in Hong Kong on May 26 and in Bangkok on June 24, and wrap up the tour in Seoul on July 7,...More
Suzy Is an Undeniable Goddess 2018/01/30, Source
Singer Suzy was on stage for the release of her second mini album, "Faces of Love", on the 29th. Her visuals had netizens talking about her beauty.
"Holiday" is the title song of "Faces of Love", which is made up of electronic piano sounds and a laid back R&B melody,...More
Suzy's Peaceful Album Cover 2018/01/30, Source
Singer Suzy posted a picture on her SNS from the making of her jacket cover. She tashtagged "Holiday jacket cover. The last day. With writer Jo Sun-hee,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Kiss - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/29
It's that time, folks. We're on the last category of the 2017 HanCinema Awards and it's a sexy one: Best Kiss in a 2017 Drama. It's the moment when our couples finally express their feelings for each other in steamy form,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Couple - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/28
The year of 2017 has seen some wonderful couples whose chemistry is sizzling and whose relationships draw us in and make us want to cheer for their happiness and success. Now you can choose for your favorite couple of the year out of sixteen amazing pairings,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama OST of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/16
Music has the power to make you recall your favorite kiss, emotional beat, character, or scene, even if you only hear a few notes of the song. That's the reason why K-drama OSTs are so important. When certain music plays, you know something is going to happen. In honor of the power of the drama OST, we bring you this newest category. You can vote for your favorites from December 16 to December 30! Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Final Episodes 31-32 2017/11/16
Jae-chan doesn't really have much of case against Yoo-beom. Even if he can prove that Yoo-beom is lying about Joo-an having drugged him too, Joo-an is a serial killer with good reason to want Yoo-beom dead. So Yoo-beom could still claim self-defense, arguing that he was just trying to preserve his reputation with the lie. That Yoo-beom eventually ends up getting sent to life in prison for a completely different crime underscores this,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 29-30 2017/11/15
Joo-an (played by Lee Na-ra) is the true culprit behind a serial killing spree that Detective Choi and then-prosecutor Yoo-beom incorrectly pinned on an innocent man a long time ago in the backstory. The story behind these events is so incredibly potentially interesting that it was with a groan that I realized we were instead just going to get more flashbacks explaining what the deal was with that solider who went on a rampage, and how this created an unbreakable romantic bond between Jae-chan and Hong-joo somehow,...More
Girl Group miss A Likely to Split up 2017/11/13, Source
From left, Jia, Fei, Suzy and Min
Girl group miss A looks likely to be disbanded, as Min has decided to leave the group, following in the footsteps of Chinese member Jia, who left last year,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 27-28 2017/11/09
Detective Choi (played by Kim Won-hae) has up until now been a minor supporting character who I had been mentally classifying as the same tier of importance as Hyang-mi. Last episode's revelations that he, too, has apparently been receiving dream prophecies has greatly improved Detective Choi's relevance. Unfortunately, none of the actual main characters are clever enough to catch on to that essential dynamic of the case, so these revelations are mainly for our benefit,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 25-26 2017/11/08
The only dream premonition we get this time takes the form of an episode preview. At least, that's the only way I can think of to interpret it, since it seems designed entirely for our benefit rather than that of the main characters. It's a pretty specific premonition too, one that you'd think would be easy to avert. Jae-chan and Hong-joo just need to avoid going to suspicious places in the middle of the night alone,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 23-24 2017/11/02
There's a strong emotional scene where the father of the soon-to-be-dead victim cries when his son is finally taken off life support. That scene immediately made me realize that, rather than the explicitly contrived binary choice between autopsy and organ donation, "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" could have instead done a more traditional, dad doesn't want to take his son off life support because of imaginary hope that he'll wake back up. While not terribly original, such a plotline would have at least been plausible,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 21-22 2017/11/01
Last storyline, a woman with a medical condition falls at home and hits her head on the table, prompting police, doctors, and the press to assume that the delivery boy murdered her. This storyline, a man with his arm in a sling publically accuses a professor of illegal acts, and shortly thereafter falls down an elevator shaft that had to have been physically pried open with two working hands. So naturally, police, doctors, and the press all assume it was an accident,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 19-20 2017/10/26
Hyang-mi (played by Park Jin-joo) works in the prosecutor's office with Jae-chan. Her only real purpose in the story is to provide office gossip commentary on Jae-chan's career path. At least, that was her only purpose. Now, Hyang-mi has decided that Jae-chan is actually super cool and awesome. This leads to some funny scenes wherein we get to see Jae-chan express this newfound love of Jae-chan in very cute ways while Jae-chan, dork that he is, accidentally encourages her,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 17-18 2017/10/25
Hak-yeong (played by Baek Sung-hyun) is Woo-tak's old friend, who may or may not have murdered a minor celebrity. That question remains ambiguous even if the three main leads have concluded he was not responsible. At least, that would be my interpretation if the drama was not from their point of view. I mean sure, Yoo-beom is a sneak abusing the situation for his own ends but from a non-supernatural perspective he does make perfectly legitimate points about Jae-chan's questionable judgment,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 15-16 2017/10/19
The perplexing creative decision to downplay dream prophecies in favor of flashbacks continues here. Honestly, my main takeaway so far is that the lead characters have rather shockingly bad memories, that they apparently went through all these traumatic events together as teenagers yet are incapable of recognizing one another in the modern day. It's not at all clear what these flashbacks are even building up to, given the generally vague connection to the current case,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 13-14 2017/10/18
I had thought that entire stupid storyline about the fratricidal insurance fraud guy was over but for reasons unclear to me, "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" continues it. We get a better portrait of what the main characters were doing prior to the stabbing incident, and we also get to see Jae-chan take over the case from Hee-min. None of this is particularly interesting, since it's fairly impossible to imagine a person getting off from attempting to murder a police officer with witnesses,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 11-12 2017/10/12
After the previous big lawyer storyline was resolved fairly realistically without having to go to trial, I was optimistic for writer Park Hye-ryeon's further legal plots. Unfortunately, the new case takes some massive steps backwards. First of all, the trial we see is obviously based on American jurisprudence. The notion of reasonable doubt, the 1% factor Yoo-beom keeps discussing, does not exist in South Korean law,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 9-10 2017/10/11
Now that the last major crisis has passed, Hong-joo comes off as kind of creepy. In the absence of genuine threats, she just harasses the guy at the chicken restaurant and pre-stalks Jae-chan at work. While this behavior can sometimes be cute, what we're left with is the impression that Hong-joo really needs a hobby. Or even better, a job that makes relevant use of her inherent nosiness. Cue backstory, where it's finally explained what Hong-joo's previous profession was, and why she quit,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 7-8 2017/10/05
So Woo-tak really is a good guy after all. But how could we ever be in doubt? He has a disproportionate love of Batman. Also, Woo-tak has an adorable happy dog with an adorable happy name. And in general, as Jae-chan, Hong-joo, and the rest of us finally get to know the kind of guy Woo-tak is, he also comes off as the immature baby of the group. Even though all of them are, apparently, twenty-eight years old. I'm assuming the story takes place in early 2017, what with all the recurring snow,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 5-6 2017/10/04
For a side story character, So-yoon is surprisingly compelling. Observe how, while being completely sympathetic herself, So-yoon embodies both of her parent's flaws. Like her father, So-yoon is inclined to fly into a rage at other people defying her, regardless of who's at fault. Likewise, So-yoon also shares her mother's unfortunate propensity toward magical thinking. Hence, Seong-won and every other central character gets dragged into So-yoon's story, to their detriment,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 3-4 2017/09/28
One half of the story for these two episodes of "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" is about how a young Hong-joo first attempted to use her powers of prophecy to do good and predictably failed spectacularly. I state this explicitly because "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" itself is rather unnecessarily vague about the larger purpose of this subplot, and it's not clear to me why it was presented as a twist ending. Following early dialogue where Jae-chan suggests the possible existence of other soothsayers, I got the impression that story was contemporaneously about a new supporting character,...More
Suzy is the icon of pretty 2017/08/29, Source
Singer and actress Suzy posted a picture on her SNS saying, "Rest, rest, my rest day". In the picture, Suzy is looking at the camera while pulling a bicycle. Her long wavy hair and flawless skin make her stand out even more. She is wearing a blue blouse with a red bag and matching red boots,...More
Suzy, Seo Hyun-jin, and Han Ye-seul to come back 2017/08/22, Source
The best time after a long day is 10PM when you can lay in front of the TV after a shower and watch your favorite drama to end your day.
Stars who made a reputation for themselves in commercials and advertisements in 2017 are coming back with dramas later this year. Make sure to catch their dramas if you're a fan,...More
[Photos] Suzy in wedding dress 2017/06/13, Source Suzy was featured on the cover of High Cut magazine in wedding dresses.
The concept of this collection was 'natural' and Suzy appears to be make-up less. She's wearing vintage dresses, flowery dresses and denims,...More
The National Thief, Yeon Jung-hoon 2017/05/31
South Korea tends to like giving nicknames to the popular celebrities starting with "National". Mostly it's a good image such as "National First Love" Suzy, "National Little Sister" IU, and etc. But there's a famous "National Thief"! It is the actor Yeon Jung-hoon, who married a beautiful actress, Han Ga-in,...More
[Photos] IU's response to the watermelon seed on Suzy's wrist 2017/05/23, Source
Singer and actress Suzy has a big mole on her right wrist. This stands out more when she wears something sleeveless. The mole is known as 'Suzy's mole' or 'Suzy's wrist mole'.
She appeared on a TV show in 2012 with Jo Kwon from 2AM and while playing a game of spitting watermelon seeds, Jo Kwon pointed out that a seed landed on her wrist and caused laughter in the studio. He really thought the mole was a watermelon seed,...More
[Funcurve Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" 2017/02/25
With a star studded cast boasting the small-screen return of both Kim Woo-bin and Suzy, I was excited to start watching "Uncontrollably Fond". Luckily, I was not disappointed. The drama kept me emotionally invested throughout its run and broke my heart along the way. It follows celebrity Sin Joon-yeong's (Kim Woo-bin) life closely as he learns that he only has a few months to live. Meanwhile his old love, Noh-eul (Suzy), happens to work as a producer on his documentary. Needless to say, their working relationship leads to rekindled romance as well as heart-wrenching scenes of coping with the brutal reality together,...More
[Photos] Suzy becomes a sexy bride 2017/02/08, Source Suzy took pictures for a French sensual jewelry brand in collaboration with a wedding collection. She looks stunning with her unique innocent and elegant vibe.
Suzy looks shy and is smiling. She is sometimes looking at the camera and her innocent feminism is spread all over the pictures,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Goblins, Trials and Errors 2016/11/19
2016 has almost ended and so we can officially start salivating over its last few dramas and what comes in 2017. After a long journey, "Defendant" finally has its cast and premiere month. Before that, "Goblin" aims to provide impressive visuals and captivating fantasy romance while "Solomon's Perjury" brings a group of fresh faces to familiar social struggles and injustice. It looks like we get a lot of diversity in the upcoming months,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 20 (final) 2016/09/15
It is an episode of goodbyes as one life comes to an end and others continue on after having loved and learned. The end of this story is the start of others, but the end doesn't mean that its true meaning does not persist. That is what Joon-young means to those he loves and to those who love him. His life was short, but his memory lasts in the hearts of those who cherished him. In that way, the ending of "Uncontrollably Fond" was beautiful. In others, it was rather puzzling,...More
"Pretty princess' dilemma" Suzy VS IU 2016/09/15, Source
'Well-rounded' means someone who is pretty all around. It also means someone who shows talent in everything they do.
While idol stars have been standing out in all genres of the entertainment biz, there are those who act as well as they sing. However, Suzy and IU can't get around the criticism that they can't act. What can be the problem?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 19 2016/09/13
Episode 19 is when we begin to say goodbye to Joon-young. His loved ones are coming to terms with his very near mortality and the results of his campaign to clear Eul's name. The results are an acute attack of moral conscience for many of the characters and a tearful denouement. Joon-young has completed his revenge on Eul's part and starts to sit back to live out his remaining days,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 18 2016/09/06 "Uncontrollably Fond" has pulled out all the stops. Rich people who care nothing for others. Trucks that come out of nowhere to obliterate people. Sad breakups. Tearful confessions. Late stage cancer. You name it; it's on this table. It's an excitedly lead into this last week, but I wish there had be more of the little things. More character development. More subtle play on emotion. Less dramatic camera panning. Fewer wildly used melodramatic elements,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 17 2016/09/01
Joon-yeong's memory starts falter due to his cancer and he seems to realize his mortality and becomes even bolder in his plans to set everything in Eul's life right. In fact, he becomes downright reckless, revealing dangerous truths, challenging those with terrifying amounts of power. The path he has chosen causes pain to others and himself, and I can't say watching him self-destruct is pleasant in any way, shape, or form,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 16 2016/08/28 "Uncontrollably Fond" is heading into its last two weeks and with that comes revelations for our main characters. Joon-young's cancer is discovered by Eul, but their relationship woes do not dissipate with that knowledge. There are others still in the dark, and even more people battling for power with blades of knowledge and money. The most fully developed character is Eul,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 15 2016/08/24
The major focus of the drama has been on the push and pull between Joon-young and Eul and that focus detracts greatly from the other supposedly large conflicts floating about. Those conflicts could potentially give rise to interesting explorations of the darker side of humanity so often highlighted in melodrama. Unfortunately, "Uncontrollably Fond" falls short of fulfilling those conflicts.,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 14 2016/08/19
This episode really touches on the plays of power. Money buys power. Health allows one to wield power. Friendship helps to guide power. Connections manipulate power. These concepts are neither new to the show or to the workings of society, but they are highlighted in ways that force the characters to act. Most of the same ol' shenanigans continue throughout this episode and leave me with little to talk about. Joon-young waffles between living by his standards of guilt, or by the pull of his love for Eul,...More
Korean Star Cancels Fan Meet in China Amid THAAD Spat 2016/08/19, Source
A fan meet with actress Park Shin-hye scheduled on Sept. 10 in Shanghai has been canceled amid fears of anti-Korean sentiment amid an escalating spat over the stationing in Korea of a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery.
Beijing believes the battery is intended to keep its military might in check, and there is talk in China that the Korean Wave has turned into a "Korean Chill",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 13 2016/08/18 "Uncontrollably Fond" has one goal: keep the tension high. Two major secrets are fueling that tension, the truth about Joon-young's health and the truth surrounding his birth. All other tensions stem from that and other similar secrets. Scenes and action wades through problems caused by these secrets while Eul remains a plucky heroine despite Joon-young's treatment of her.
Eul is convinced that Joon-young still loves her, and she would be right,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 12 2016/08/13
Some secrets find their way to the surface, but rather than bringing relief, they create more tension and send other secrets further into hiding. All four of our romantic leads are experiencing loads of pain in the form of betrayal, heartache, and the physical as they become aware of each other and are forced into very awkward confontations. The intrigue of "Uncontrollably Fond" lies in intricate web of lies and relationships,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 11 2016/08/11
This episode focused on the mother's: Joon-young's mother and Ji-tae's mother. While the majority of the hour was spent on dredging up the past and repeating mistakes that should've been learned from, we clearly see the motivations behind some characters that remained opaque until now.
Highlighting the weaknesses that have plagued Joon-young's mother's character, this episode finally delved into the reasoning behind her poor treatment of her son,...More
Zico and Seolhyun's relationship revealed 2016/08/11, Source
Zico and Seolhyun are two of today's hottest idol stars. They have recently admitted that they are seeing each other.
Their managements announced that they were dependant on each other during hard times and eventually evolved into a relationship. They are only just getting to know each other,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 10 2016/08/06 "Uncontrollably Fond" is an interesting mix of very beautiful staging and cinematography and a glacial plot pace. The story moves along so slowly that it's difficult to make it through an episode because there is no impetus for curiosity of the events in the show. Part of the lack of forward motion is caused by undeveloped characters, which by episode 10 in a drama, should not happen,...More
China Cancels Events with Korean Stars Amid THAAD Spat 2016/08/05, Source
China has canceled a major event featuring Korean celebrities scheduled later this year and is scrapping mass company outings to Korea. The move is the latest gambit in an escalating spat over Seoul's decision to deploy a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery that China believes is intended to keep its military might in check,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 9 2016/08/04
Plot threads start to twist and knot as underlying relationships between characters are exposed to the audience. Those aware of the dark, painful secrets become typical melodramatic characters who make bad decisions and pine and brood at their misfortune. There is some happiness present as well, which in a Lee Kyeong-hee drama is normally fleeting,...More
Korean Stars Still Thrive in China Despite THHAD Squabble 2016/08/04, Source
Korean stars are still popular and widely represented in China, even though the official atmosphere is thick with mutual suspicion after Korea decided to deploy a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Defense battery.
On Wednesday the Beijing Youth Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Youth League, felt moved to deny rumors that programs featuring Korean stars are being canceled on Chinese TV,...More
[Spoiler] 'Uncontrollably Fond' Kim Woo-bin confesses his love to Suzy 2016/07/27, Source "Uncontrollably Fond" episode aired on July 27th showed Sin Joon-yeong (Kim Woo-bin) opened his heart and started getting closer to No-eul (Suzy).
On this day, the reason why Sin Joon-yeong had been treating No-eul coldly has been revealed. The explanation why Sin Joon-yeong had taken No-eul to the region away from Seoul the other day was revealed. Sin Joon-yeong told to No-eul, who fell asleep next to him, "Honestly, I wanted to take you to an island" and "but I'm going alone. If I'd take you, then I would want to hide you in the island and won't let you go to anyone else. So don't get noticed by me. If you'd show up again in front of my eyes, then I'll just take you away". He had been treating No-eul coldly because he didn't want her to notice his love towards her,...More
Suzy, bold and innocent in new jewelry pictorial 2016/07/22, Source
Suzy' showed off grown-up appeal, more gorgeous than ever.
In her recent pictorial for the jewelry brand, Didier Dubot collaborated with fashion magazine Grazia, Suzy with the dreamy look in her eyes is gazing into the camera lens in slip dress,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 6 2016/07/21
Episode 6 was No Eul's episode. It was her turn to discover and reflect instead of recklessly living. Her character up until this point has charged forward, doing anything and everything to earn the money to keep her and her brother afloat. Although she professes love for Ji-tae, it is Joon-yeong who gives her pause and challenges her current lifestyle. As Joon-yeong and No Eul adventure to the ocean to escape the paparazzi, the not-quite-a-couple couple start to learn about each other in the most interesting episode thus far,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 5 2016/07/20
The somber note that sounded throughout last week's episodes of "Uncontrollably Fond" was little seen in episode 5. Only with Ji-tae, secret chaebol and Daddy Longlegs extraordinaire, did the angst verge momentarily above the surface. What rose to the surface we the re-kindled interest between Joon-yeong and No Eul and the heavy baggage of dating in the limelight. What struck me most about the episode was how normal Joon-yeong appeared and how hard he worked to maintain that guise,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 4 2016/07/15
The intersections of relationships and individual goals begin to clear up in episode 4 of "Uncontrollably Fond". And, rather than settling down, the personalities of the main leads remain as capricious as ever and are defined situationally. This episode was Kim Woo-bin's, however. Each scene he was in was laced with such intensity. Suzy has also been realistic as No Eul. I mentioned in the last review that Joon-yeong's illness had not been mentioned in a while and this episode addresses that in spades,...More
Suzy's performance so far in "Uncontrollably Fond", infatuated by her beauty 2016/07/14, Source Suzy is pretty. Comments after comments about Suzy's beauty pile up after the drama. Her beauty was picked out as one of the points to look out for in the drama but that was it. She hasn't done anything to turn the tables on the issues of her performance until now.
Suzy takes on the role of Noh Eul, a documentary director. Noh Eul was a bright girl even though her family was wealthy but after her father died of a hit-and-run accident, she does anything for money. Her life changed overnight,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 3 2016/07/13 "Uncontrollably Fond"'s penchant for bookending episodes with dilemma's in the character's present is already a repetitive plot tool. It is attempting to draw parallels between past and present, and work the story in a non linear fashion, but these efforts come off as heavy-handed. The glimpse into the past is welcome, but Joon-yeong's motivations are hard to follow and make the past a messy place to be. The first two episodes indicated that Joon-yeong wanted some sort of revenge on No Eul,...More
Suzy becomes the first female Korean artist to have her wax doll displayed in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong 2016/07/11, Source
Signer actress Suzys wax doll will be displayed in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Madame Tussauds is an internationally operated wax doll museum of which museums are found in Hong Kong, London and other places around the world. The museums exhibit wax dolls of historical royal family members, actors, singers, sports stars and other celebrities.
Suzy is the first Korean artist whose wax doll is displayed in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Her doll will be installed in Hallyu exhibition hall,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 2 2016/07/07
The dark past is unveiled, at least partially, in episode number 2 of "Uncontrollably Fond" that sat prettily atop the drama ranks at 12.5%, matching the first episode's rating. No Eul and Joon-yeong in their high school years are those who have not: they lack power, money, and influence, three assets that their opponents have in abundance. A complex web of family relations, payoffs, deals, loans sharks, and emotional agony was woven during No Eul's and Joon-yeong's high school years,...More
Suzy vs IU, two best friends take up challenge to pre-filming production 2016/06/29, Source Suzy and IU, the two best friends are returning to the small screen through two different dramas produced on the pre-filming system.
As the dramas are produced through the 100% pre-filming system and will be broadcast in Korea and China at the same time, the anticipation has been raised even higher. While the two stars, who experienced acting for the first time for their roles in "Dream High", 2011, will they be able to earn a happy scorecard through the upcoming dramas?,...More
Song Joong-ki in first place for 5 months in a row 2016/06/27, Source
Song Joog-ki is in the lead for brand reputation for 5 months in a row.
According to brand reputation for advertisement models, Song Joong-ki came in 1st, Park Shin-hye 2nd and Taeyeon 3rd.
The Korean Business and Reputation Research Institute measured consumers' brand participation and communication by analyzing 41,004,104 big data of 20 advertisement models from the 24th of May 2016 to 25th of June 2016,...More
[Webtoon] Dream Cast for Imitation! 2016/06/25, Source
It is true that webtoons are a go-to source of inspiration for Korean dramas. Most recently, MBC expressed interest in creating a new TV drama based on Hee-Jung Park's Cat and Dog.
And Imitation, a webtoon about K-pop idols, could easily be the next inspiration for a film or a drama series, but who would be casted as its actors and actresses? Here are a few casting ideas that would be perfect!,...More
Not a girl any longer, Suzy looks more grown-up 2016/06/24, Source
Both inocence and sexy, the twenty two year old star, Suzy looks stunning as ever.
Suzy has grabbed the attention with her grown-up looks in her recent pictorial for Bazar fashion magazine. In the pictorial shoot taken in Hawaii, Suzy showed off her healthy beauty under the sizzling sun and in front of the dark blue ocean,...More
Suzy looks hot and mysterious in jewelry pictorial 2016/06/17, Source Suzy has unveiled her new pictorial for a jewelry brand, Didier dubot Korea.
The commercial pictorial released this time is to showcase L'air de Paris collecton of the brand, a whimsical balance of lights and shadows. The superbly gorgeous images are created as the jewelry collection and Suzys classic and luxurious image met. It's said that Suzys deep and dreamy eyes doubled the elegant appeals of the L'air de Paris collection,...More
"Uncontrollably Fond" VS "W" VS "Incarnation of Jealousy": Hot summer battle 2016/06/06, Source
It is unpredictable. No one can know which is more superior. The three ground-wave dramas are battling against each other. They say a drama is a writer's art. Three dramas with tight scenarios and the best cast are competing against each other and it's going to be intense.
The greatest drama so far is the KBS 2TV drama "Descendants of the Sun" which ended in April. After that, dramas battled to be the best on the 10% range. "Lucky Romance" has taken its place and is running on top rank but the gap between it and the second ranking drama isn't that much,...More
[Photos] Suzy's kissable lips 2016/04/26, Source
Singer and actress Suzy is both beautifully innocent and sexy at the same time.
The French Didier Dubot sensual model posed for the 2016 S/S Kiss Me Collection. Her lips were painted in seductive red and her hair was let down naturally. Suzy's natural beauty and charming eyes made the collection stand out,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Powerhouse Pairings and Another Exclusive 2016/04/02
Spring is fun, but summer is winking at us and throwing popular pairings at our faces. We are paying attention, summer. Join me as I give you some pretty exciting casting news, more upcoming drama goodies and ramblings. Also, Cho Tae-kwan! No, I cannot actually give him to you, but you could have your question answered by him in our upcoming exclusive interview,...More
The keyword this year is 'romance' 2016/03/31, Source
The keyword is romance. The three ground-wave broadcasting stations are coming up with romantic comedy and melodramas.
11 out of 17 dramas that are due to be released this year are romantic dramas,...More
[Photos] Suzy visits an office in Gangnam 2016/03/15, Source Suzy attended Suzys fresh office attack', a promotional event by a coffee brand, which took place in a regular office in Gangnam in the morning on March 15th.
Suzy in the shorter and lighter outfit for spring is looking at the office workers. Her fresh and various looks on the face are gorgeous,...More
Lee Min-ho and Suzy, "We're still together" 2016/02/11, Source Lee Min-ho and Suzy have been together for about a year now and despite their busy schedules, they still have much affection for each other.
The two officially announced their relationship a year ago and even China was wild about the issue. The couple then went through false news about having broken up around March. They denied it but that didn't stop speculations about them,...More
Suzy's spring collection 2016/01/15, Source
Singer actress Suzys pictorial has been revealed.
On January 15th, Beanpole Accessories has unveiled their spring 2016 pictorial starring Suzy. Suzy exudes her innocent, fresh and vivacious appeals in the pictorial,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Sound of a Flower" 2015/12/19
The time is the mid-nineteenth century. Chae-seon (played by Suzy) has been brought up in a gisaeng house since she was a child, following a desperate plea by her dying mother to try and provide Chae-seon with some kind of future. Chae-seon has been no stranger to grief in her life. And from this, she takes a strong interest in pansori, a traditional form of guttural singing. For Chae-seon, pansori is the salve that eases the burden of living, and she wants to share in that. Even if it's an art reserved only for men,...More
Suzy's diet a success 2015/12/15, Source Suzy is posing for a picture with News N.
"The Sound of a Flower" actress Suzy spoke about her distress in learning the Pansori for almost a year and her honest thoughts about coming back with a new image. She didn't care about looking pretty but disguised herself as a man and even dirtied herself with soot.
Suzy said, "At first my face looked really swollen. I didn't use a lot of make-up and my eyebrows were very light, but still it was obvious that I was wearing make-up. I also applied too much soot to my face so the zit I have in the movie is really mine. It didn't hide every well, although I didn't try too hard. I wanted to show everything in a realistical way",...More
Shin Min-ah Has Given Over W1 Billion to Charity 2015/12/05, Source
Star actress Shin Min-ah has donated more than W1 billion to charity over the years, forming part of an international trend by the very rich to give away their earnings (US$1=W1,161). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was widely said to be the latest prominent face of the trend. Announcing the birth of a baby daughter on Monday, Zuckerberg vowed to give to charity 99 percent of the shares he and his wife own in Facebook,...More
[Interview] Suzy's bold growth phase - Part 1 2015/11/23, Source Suzy's choice was suberb.
The movie "The Sound of a Flower" is the story of Jin Chae-seon, Joseon's first female Pansori singer. Bae Suzy debuted in the year 2010 with Miss A and got to where she is today by acting and singing at the same time. The story of the child who dreamt of singing is just like the Gwangju girl Suzy who also dreamt of being a singer. Suzy said, "When I read the script, it wasn't hard to get into the feeling. I thought about myself when I was in training and I related to the tough times she must have gone through",...More
Clad in Hanbok, Suzy Touts Latest Film 2015/11/21, Source
K-pop star Suzy dressed in traditional Korean hanbok for a photo shoot recently ahead of the release of her upcoming film "The Sound of a Flower". The film is about the life of the first female singer of pansori or traditional Korean narrative song in the late 1800s when women were not allowed in the profession,...More
Suzy eating bubbles 2015/09/08, Source
Miss A Suzy in the middle of making an ad came up on Naver V Map.
Suzy posed with glasses on and a comfortable outfit with slippers. She played with bubbles and even tied her hair in two ponytails,...More
Actors' salary this year 2015/09/03, Source
Curiosity rose for actors' pay after actresses' pay was released last month. We've updated the ranks from highest paid actors to the lowest.
According to studies, the gap between actors and actresses isn't that large. In case of the actors, they are more highly paid as they have a strong fan base all over the world. The prices of actors continuously rise but the actresses fill in the gaps with fashion and beauty advertisements. After actors make it big with dramas, they make more money off extracurricular events such as foreign fan meetings and such so they make extra profits,...More
Kim Woo-bin, Suzy confirmed for new drama, 'Uncontrollably Fond' 2015/08/20, Source Kim Woo-bin and Suzy have been confirmed for drama 'Uncontrollably Fond' (working title).
'Uncontrollably Fond', which is scheduled to be broadcast in 2016, depicts an ardent love story between a man and a woman, who had to be separated during their childhood due to an ill-fated relationship and encounter again at their workplace, a broadcasting company: one as an extremely bossy superstar and another as a servile producer of documentary programs,...More
[Photos] Suzy in a dress 2015/08/19, Source Suzy and clothing brand Bean Pole Accessories released this year's FW collection.
The picture collection shows Suzy in various spring looks, clutching matching bags,...More
Suzy supports the Gwangju U competitions 2015/07/12, Source Suzy cheered for the competition that's being held in her hometown.
She posted on her Instagram, "The worldwide university Olympics! The 2015 Gwangju Universiad has been going on in my hometown since the 3rd of July. Apparently the Korean team have been doing better than expected",...More
Suzy VS Seolhyun, two top 20s actresses compete 2015/07/01, Source While AOA's Seolhyun is being looked at as one of the hottest girl these days, a rivalry has formed between her and Miss A's Suzy. Seolhyun is expanding her territory as an actress while Suzy seems to be stuck where she is.
Their competitive composition can be clearly seen in the advertisement industry. While Suzy has been the top model in her 20s for most ads until now, Seolhyun has grown so quickly and is taking over,...More
[Photos] Suzy wears cheetah 2015/04/16, Source Miss A member and actress Suzy displayed the cover of Dazed May issue.
The magazine celebrates its 7th anniversary and featured Suzy in 10 different designer clothes including Gye Han-hee, Song Za-in, Park Seung-gun and others,...More
Lee Min-ho's unrealistic image 2015/03/31, Source While Suzy mentioned Lee Min-ho at Miss A's new album release showcase, reports of spotting him real live have been coming up.
Various pictures and posts about having seen the handsome actor in real life spread out on online communities and SNS in 2013,...More
Suzy's shy confession, "I have something to say" 2015/03/30, Source
missA Suzy was careful to open up about it. The 'Nation's first love' shyly started talking about the relationship with actor Lee Min-ho.
Suzy attended missA's comeback showcase on March 30th, which was held in K Art Hall in Olympics Park in Songpag-gu, Seould. As it was her first official appearance after admitting her relationship with Lee Min-ho, she seemed to be somewhat nervous,...More
Suzy shares unrevealed still image 2015/03/27, Source
missA Suzy shared an unrevealed photo among the images taken for the new album cover.
Suzy posted on her SNS account on March 27th along with the hashtags, "I'm revealing #anotheralbumcoverimage #secretly #evenmycompanynotware",...More
Suzy in a gown which reveals her legs 2015/03/24, Source Suzy featured in pictures for her upcoming album "Colors" that's coming out this 30th.
Pictures show Suzy in a pink shower gown, sitting on the bathroom floor, drying her wet hair. She's also washing her hands in the sink. She's showing off her legs,...More
Hot Stars Lee Min-ho, Suzy in Relationship 2015/03/24, Source
Actor Lee Min-ho and girl group miss A member Suzy have admitted they are in a relationship. Their agencies confirmed Monday that the two have been seeing each other for a month. The admission came after entertainment news outlet Dispatch reported that the two were seen on a date in London,...More
What is Suzy to Lee Min-ho? The 'Suzy Manual' 2015/03/23, Source The web is burning with news about Lee Min-ho and Suzy being 'a thing'. It's no surprise a pretty girl and handsome boy are attracted to each other but the two of them are role models for lots of people and many want to know who has the upper hand. In Chinese people's eyes, it's Suzy that's even but not for those 'uncle fans' who had Suzy in their hearts.
We don't know what attracted them to each other but according to known facts we have created a 'Suzy Manual' to show what Suzy should be to Lee Min-ho,...More
Official stance by Lee Min-ho and Suzy
Hallyu star Lee Min-ho and 'Nation's first love' Suzy have confirmed their relationship. The official statement came out one hour and twenty minutes later after the news broke of their relationship.
The agencies for Lee Min-ho and Suzy said in their official statements on March 23rd, "Suzy and Lee Min-ho have been seeing each other for around one month while they continue with the feelings of fondness towards each other. We kindly ask for your warm support for the two in relationship",...More
Suzy's spring collection 2015/02/25, Source
Young casual brand by E-land Group released still images from Suzy's spring collection pictorial.
Roem's spring 2015 collection includes flower print skirt, floral pattern military jacket and soft "Seoleim" trench coat,...More
Suzy, her mischievous pictorial 2015/02/20, Source
Miss A member Suzy revealed the behind-the-scene stills of her mischievous pictorial shooting on the set.
February 20th, Suzy posted a photo on her Instagram with a caption, "You, green color, what are you looking at,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Access 2014" Episode 4 2014/07/04
Well, it happens. Everybody finally meets each other. This episode is mostly just a documentary style look at people nervous about a romantic meeting. It's surprisingly compelling, actually. I think almost everyone has had that tense feeling of nervousness at same point, that same sudden panic that, oh no, this other person is going to hate me because I did that one dumb thing an episode or two ago. And it totally made me look like a dork, not a cool person,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Access 2014" Episode 3 2014/06/27
Now that the novelty has worn off a bit I find a myself a little less impressed with "Access 2014". Mainly this is because the program's started repeating itself. Part of this is manadatory really- we have three couples and all of them are supposed to be going through the same dramatic beats, so of course we have to see some of the same stuff again. It's just that after the first literal blind date, it's hard to get excited about the concept again when the main point of contention is a matter of age,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Access 2014" Episode 2 2014/06/20
We open up with a dark blindfolded meeting with one connected couple. The conversation is painfully awkward. Initially, this all seems rather at odd with the grander romantic statement that "Access 2014" is generally trying to make. Is this kind of distant, unknown love a total does it all break down when these people are forced into a room together, without having to survive on the various romantic cliches?
To understand that much we need to first consider why the romantic cliches seemed to work in the first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Access 2014" Episode 1 2014/06/13
From the very beginning "Access 2014" frames itself in the romantic tradition of "The Contact", the 1998 film with which it shares its (Korean) title. This isn't just in the sense that narrator Roy Kim directly references the film. Everything about the ascetic, from the smooth music, to the cool empty recording room, to the entire concept of "Access 2014" is all about the idea of making a connection in the digital age. Do we actually need to see a person's face in order to make a personal connection?,...More
Today's Photo: May 30, 2014  2014/05/30, Source
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin (left) poses with Suzy of girl group miss A after she threw the ceremonial pitch before the team's game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday,...More
Suzy Charms Dodgers' Players and Fans with Ceremonial Pitch 2014/05/30, Source Suzy of girl band miss A reacts after throwing the ceremonial first pitch in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Suzy of girl band miss A threw the ceremonial first pitch in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday,...More
Suzy's long legs and confident eyes 2014/02/16, Source Suzy's spring collection has been revealed.
Suzy posed for various styles with Bean Pole Accessories. She displayed bubbly cuteness as well as a confident look and resembled a main star in a romantic movie,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Love from the Star" Episode 17 2014/02/13
Well it's back to normal I guess. The apparent romantic development of the last episode is pretty much replaced by the usual zany antics here. I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed. Yeah a crisis point was pretty clearly identified and it's understandable that these two react badly but come on. If it seems like these two lapse back into old habits at the slightest excuse it's difficult to imagine this relationship has much of a long term future. It's all right to go back into comedy staples but at this late stage of the drama we really need to be looking into a better climax,...More
Happy Together Suzy's uncle fan 2013/11/14, Source
Miss A Suzy's uncle fan Noh Gwang-gyoon showed off a note written by Suzy herself on the TV show "Happy Together 3".
He said, "This was last November. It was the final episode of a program and I was on set waiting. Suzy came over to my car. It was cute watching her wonder if she should come by the car or not. Then her manager came over and handed me a note from her",...More
Suzy and Sung Joon in a scandal 2013/10/16, Source
Miss A Suzy and actor Sung Joon must've done something to make this such a big deal. SBS "TV News At Night" reported on the two people's actions the other night.
A witness and reporter interviewed with "TV News At Night" and claimed he saw them on the streets one night and they were seen having a good time at a pub somewhere,...More
Who is the queen of the year? 2013/10/02, Source
What's the exposure code at BIFF this year?
The 18th Busan International Film Festival is opening its festival door with the movie "The Blessing" on the 3rd of October.
The highlight of all openings is the relay of female stars' dresses. Domestic and foreign actresses alike will be decorating the red carpet with sexy to abstruse fashion,...More
Suzy turns into Barbie 2013/09/01, Source
Miss A's Suzy turned into a Barbie cheerleader.
Suzy appeared in the MBC TV show "Section TV". She was in a photo shoot as a sexy cheerleader to cheer on the major leaguers in Korea like Ryu Hyun-jin and Choo Shin-soo,...More
Seo Kang-joon wants to work with Miss A Suzy 2013/08/27, Source
The press conference for "I'll See You After School" was held on the 27th at Apgujeong CGV. Director Jeong Jeong-hwa, actress Kim So-eun and Surprise (Kang Tae-oh, Gong Myeong, Seo Kang-joon, Yoo Il and Lee Tae-hwan) were there.
Seo Kang-joon who is part of a three way romance with Kim So-eun and Gong Myeong, said, "This is my first time acting so everything is new. I don't think I did a good job for So-eun but we worked well as we went along. I also want to work with Miss A Suzy one day",...More
Suzy, "I couldn't even sleep" 2013/06/25, Source Suzy was greatly reviewed for her outstanding performance as Dam Yeo-wool in the MBC drama "Gu Family Book". Her romance with Lee Seung-gi in the role of Choi Kang-chi sweetened up the atmosphere and became the heroine.
Suzy said, "I learned a lot from this drama. I was taken care of by many people like the director and fellow actors and actresses so I was able to gain more confidence. It was easy to act out Yeo-wool because she is more like me",...More
Veteran Talent Scout Goes Extra Mile to Find Budding Stars 2013/03/04, Source
Top stars like IU, Kara's Goo Ha-ra and miss A's Suzy lead the K-pop scene at different entertainment agencies, but all have one thing in common: being spotted by Lee Ji-young at JYP Entertainment. Over her 10-year career, the casting manager has earned a reputation for her on-target instinct in identifying new stars. "This is my 10th year looking for new talent in showbiz. I have probably seen more than 200,000 people in auditions", said Lee, who started her career at SM Entertainment in 2004 before moving to JYP a year later.
Others discovered by Lee include 2PM, 2AM, 4minute's Kim Hyun-a and Son Ji-hyun, and Sistar's Hyolyn and Kim Dasom,...More
Suzy reveals graduation picture 2013/02/07, Source
Miss A Suzy revealed her graduation picture.
Various online communities were posted with pictures of the singer/actress titled, "Suzy's Graduation Picture". She is wearing a neat yellow uniform with her hair down,...More
Uhm Tae-woong's wedding pictures with bride Yoon Hye-jin 2013/01/10, Source
Actor Uhm Tae-woong and bride Yoon Hye-jin revealed their wedding photos from their wedding that was held on the 9th at the Seoul Conrad Hotel.
In the pictures, the two are looking at each other with huge smiles. Despite the fact that the bride is 3 months pregnant, she still has a slim body with shining beauty,...More
Kim Bo-min-I next to Suzy 2012/12/05, Source
Announcer Kim Bo-min-I took a picture with Suzy from Miss A.
She posted this picture on Twitter saying, "Suzy and Min from Miss A. They looked tired but Min was so bright and pleasant when I said 'hello'. Can I post this picture? I am. I hope we can see again in Korea",...More
Pieta Wins Top Prize at 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards 2012/12/01, Source
South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" won the award for best film of the year at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards in Seoul on Friday night. While accepting the grand prix at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Kim described his film as a reflection of extreme capitalism where money rules over all. He also expressed his hopes that the South Korean society would become one that's centered around people and not money,...More
MBC's 'College Music Festival' has announced its judges. 2012/11/07, Source
One of the most anticipated music events in Korea, the 13th College Music Festival will be airing November 8th. Some of the most talented college acts will strut their stuff on stage in front of judges to try and come out on top. The two MCs were already announced earlier this week -- Suzy and Lee Juk,...More
Today's Photo: October 9, 2012 2012/10/09, Source Suzy of girl group miss A waves before throwing the ceremonial pitch at a postseason baseball game between Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Monday,...More
Suzy supports 15& 2012/10/08, Source
Miss A's Suzy revealed a picture with her agency juniors '15&'.
She posted a picture of Park Ji-min and Baek Ye-rin on her Twitter on the 7th. The three are smiling brightly in the picture with 'V's,...More
[HanCinema's Film Story] Life by Design: Remembering Love in "Architecture 101" 2012/09/29 Film: "Architecture 101"
Director: Lee Yong-joo-IStars:Uhm Tae-woong, Han Ga-in, Lee Je-hoon and SuzyReview Score: 4.5 / 5
Also Try: "Cyrano Agency" and "Come Rain Come Shine"
There is something incredibly romantic about building and designing a home. Perhaps it is that it requires two, rather distinct, forces working together to produce something both are happy with. Whether it's the outside architecture and structure of a house, or the warmth and familiarity of its interior, the idea of a home emerging from seemingly nothing is worth the sleepless nights it took to dream.
The first home my family had in South Africa was this dream for me. It was grand and spacious, and every care was taken so that it would cater to all of our families needs. It had bedrooms for all, an expansive playroom, a cottage for granny, even a swimming pool and a tennis court next to the rabbit cages outside. Live was good, and it felt like it had always been designed to be so,...More
Korean Games Companies Team up with K-pop Stars 2012/09/18, Source
A woman in a white wedding dress stands alone in darkness, military dog tags dangling from her neck. You can't see her face but her posture conveys a deep sadness.
This set the scene for the trailer promoting the new "Sudden Attack 2.0" online game from Nexon. Forums around the internet immediately lit up, with participants trying to guess who this mystery girl was.
As part of a teaser publicity campaign for the game, Nexon revealed that she was K-pop superstar Suzy from the group Miss A, releasing a follow-up trailer that showed her to be a gun-slinging, angel-winged beauty. Gamers, especially those in Asia, went wild for the new game,...More
Suzy reveals hidden volume 2012/09/17, Source
Girl Group Miss A Suzy revealed her hidden volumes.
Suzy posted on her Twitter, "Here's a picture on a rainy day! This was during the 2012 JYP Nation Concert!" She is wearing a black mini dress that reveals all of her chest line and smiling brightly with her arms around her tummy as if she is shy,...More
#1 Rivals In K-pop: IU vs. Suzy 2012/09/07, Source
The "nation's younger sister", IU, and the "nation's first love", Suzy were chosen as the new #1 rivals. According to the September 6th broadcast of "Entertainment In TV" on a cable channel in Korea, the two topped the "Secret Chart" that was unveiled. There are many famous and long-time rivals in Korean entertainment, like Song Dae-gwan vs. Tae Jin-ah, and Shin Seung-hoon vs. Kim Gun-mo. However, being that they've been compared time and time again, the public wanted to see some new faces on the rivals list. Hence the "Secret Chart of NEW Rivals" was compiled,...More
Suzy's self cam 2012/09/04, Source
Girl Group Miss A's Suzy took a pretty picture of herself and posted it on Twitter.
She is wearing a white blouse with a slight smile. Her hair emphasizes her clear white skin and purity,...More
Miss A's Suzy Picks Up 1 Million Twitter Fans 2012/07/10, Source Suzy
Miss A's Suzy eked out a new online record Friday by racking up 1 million Twitter followers, according to her management agency JYP Entertainment. "Suzy became the first Korean female to have one million followers", a spokesman of the agency said, adding that she "ranked ninth among Twitter users in terms of followers in Korea, becoming the first female to fall inside the top 10".,...More
The pleasures of the honeymoon deepen… 2012/07/01, Source
Drama "Big" by the Hong Sisters (Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran) slowly reveals the secret behind Kyeong-joon (Gong Yoo). Kyeong-joon and Da-ran (Lee Min-jung) started living together. Da-ran woke up early in the morning to make breakfast for Kyeong-joon. They became more and more affectionate for each other.
Mari's (Suzy) jealousy also began. She went to their honeymoon house with her baggie. She shows Kyeong-joon a yellow amulet. Will the three of them start living together,...More
[Spoiler] Big: Episode 4 Recap 2012/06/16, Source
By: Raine"Big" keeps getting better. I was so emotionally invested in the episode that when it ended, I didn't know what to do with myself, so I watched it again. It has so much soul and I didn't even think about the conventional tropes used until I wrote the recap. Nothing stood out as cheesy. It just flowed. Bravo Hong Sisters. My heart is hanging on the line until next week.
Ratings dropped to 7.9% but they don't reflect the awesomness of this episode. (AGB Nielsen National),...More
Big: Episode 3 Recap 2012/06/12, Source
Episode 3! Hoorah! I was expecting way more hilarity than I got, but surprisingly, I'm not disappointed. Suzy delivered some deadpan cuteness (her best dish) and we got some insight into Yoon-jae, who I was pulling for! (I'm not going to mention my love for Hottie McJail Bait.) This episode was still full of a lot of plot set-up, but Da-ran and Kyung-big (Kyung-joon in Yoon-jae's body) certainly provide enough character growth and body-swapping antics to entertain me for hours on end!
This episode scooched up a percentage point to 8.4% (AGB Nielsen National), probably because of the appearance of cute little miss Suzy.
"Big" makes me happy,...More
"Big", thanks to Suzy effect? 2012/06/11, Source
KBS 2TV drama "Big" increased in percentage once again.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 11th, the third episode of "Big" aired on the 11th rated 8.4%. This is 1% higher than the previous episode,...More
'SUPERSTAR K' RETURNS TO AMERICA SEEKING OUT THE WORLD'S BEST SINGERS FOR $500,000 COMPETITION 2012/05/31, Source Los Angeles auditions to take place on June 9; New York auditions June 10Season Four will air LIVE on Mnet America for the first timeNEW YORK – May 30, 2012 –Mnet (www.mnetamerica.com), the first and leading national, 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. for all things Asian cool, has announced the ultra popular singing competition show, SUPERSTAR K(SSK)will again hold auditions in America for their upcoming fourth season. The show will scour the earth for the best talent to bring back to Korea to compete for the chance to win 500,000,000 Korean Won or approximately 500,000 US Dollars along with an opportunity to perform at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and many more prizes,...More
Kim Soo-hyun wins Paeksang awards 2012/04/27, Source
Actor Kim Soo-hyun, left, and actress Gong Hyo-jin pose for a photo after winning the Best Actor and Actress for television award at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul, Thursday. / Yonhap
Actor Kim Soo-hyun, 24, won the Best Actor for Television award at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul, Thursday,...More
Lee Byung-hun & Lee Min-jung Deny Dating Rumors 2012/04/17, Source
Both considered top notch actors in Korean entertainment, the rumor mill has been abuzz about latest reports indicating Lee Byung-hun and Lee Min-jung are dating.
One media source reported on April 16th that the 42-year-old actor and the 30-year-old actress had good opinions of each other from earlier this year,a nd had cautiously starting dating. After bumping into one another at various award ceremonies and other work-related gatherings, their work sunbae-hoobae (or senior-junior) work relationship blossomed into a romantic relationship,...More
Miss A's "Suzy" Wins Over Critics with Film Debut 2012/04/14, Source
If Suzy of girl group Miss A wasn't most guy's dream date before starring in her debut film "Architecture 101", which was released on March 22, she most probably is now. The movie drew over 2 million viewers last Saturday in just 17 days of its release to climb among the top five films at the domestic box office so far this year,...More
Art and Culture 2012/03/29, Source
It's Thursday and I know that many of you are just waiting for the weekend to arrive so you can sleep in, get some rest, and also to check out the latest art and culture events. So here we are with our arts and culture reporter Michelle Kim to give us the latest updates. Hello, Michelle.
[Reporter : ] Hello, Conn-young.
So what do you have for us today
[Reporter : ] Well you know, it's springtime and the weather is amazing, flowers are blooming, and love is in the air. Appropriately enough, the theaters are filling up with the romantic movies these days and one of them is about first love. Here is one that may make you reminisce about your first love,...More
Suzy "I am speechless" 2012/03/20, Source
Miss A Suzy has been chosen as the idol with the best fundamental concept.
10 'Idols with the most fundamental concept' will be chosen in the MBC Everyone "Real Chart! Idol Self Ranking" which is part of a program called "Weekly Idol" to be aired on the 21st,...More
Jiyeon's the prettiest girl group member 2012/03/01, Source T-ara Ji-yeon is the prettiest looking girl among all the girl group members.
A cosmetic surgery clinic conducted a survey on who the 'prettiest girl with the prettiest face line is' on the first of March. Ji-yeon was voted 210 votes out of 486 since the 30th of January to the 29th of February,...More
Miss A: 'We Try To Reborn As 'Sentimental Idol" 2012/02/24, Source
Group Miss A, who has been gaining popularity with their new mini album entitled "Touch" said, "We have presented powerful dance performances up to now, but you might be able to find the difference from our new album. We try to express our emotion even in our finger movements. Our performance will be like a work of drama (laugh)".
The best performer group Miss A (Jia, Min, Suzy, and Fei) came back with more mature appearances. Their new title song "Touch" that was released on February 20 already ranked atop the various music streaming chart,...More