Actor Kang Dong Won has made his anticipated return to the big screen with two major pieces, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” and “My Brilliant Life,” rewarding his fans for the long wait of four years.
Even in the midst of his hectic filming schedule, the star has put great effort into his caring for his figure. Known for his slim body, Kang Dong Won revealed he went through a rough period of gaining and losing weight for his two movies.
“Before we started filming ['My Brilliant Life'], I gained ten kilograms (22 pounds). For my character in ‘Kundo,’ I got down to 64 kilograms (141 pounds), but right after wrapping it up, I put on a lot of weight and weighed 74 kilograms (163). I was on my heaviest since filming the movie ‘M,’ when I also weighed that much. My goal was to reach 75 or 76 kilograms, but I couldn’t do it,” the actor explained.
The model-turned-actor continued to reveal that his measurements have stayed the same since his debut. For over 12 years, he has maintained his weight of 68 kilograms (149 pounds). When asked for the reason, the star said, “If I cross that line, my face looks puffy.”
“My Brilliant Life” starring Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Gyo premieres on September 3.
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On August 28, Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny uploaded a photo of herself and her fans on her personal Instagram. With this photo, she included a sincere message towards SONE, the official fan club of Girls Generation.
She said, “SONE…Just for today I’m going to be an idol and embarrassingly say…I love you. Thank you for always being around us. But now you don’t always have to be behind us quietly. And you don’t always have to be our shield, and being hurt for us. Please be by our side like a friend, like family, and like a member of Girls Generation. I’m always thankful and I love you.” She continued, “You know that nothing that tear up the time that Girls Generation and SONE have been together, right? We’ve always been thankful, and still continuing to be thankful, and will always be thankful in the future. We’ll never take your support for us lightly. Thank you. And we love you. I will do my best to prolong our time together and I sincerely mean in. To me and to Girls Generation, everyone in SONE is important and it will remain that way. I love you.”
The photo she uploaded was taken in a radio recording studio. Sunny could be seen smiling at the camera with her signature bright smile. As can be seen in the photo, there is an enormous number of fans outside cheering on Sunny.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation is planning to perform at the “Girls’ Generation The Best Live at Tokyo Dome” concert this coming December 9.
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Jay Park has been actively releasing sneak peaks to his soon-to-be launched 2nd full length album “EVOLUTION.” On August 27, he updated his Twitter account with the album cover of “EVOLUTION”.
The profile shot of Jay Park on the cover draws an authentically artistic element, as it is sketched and layered with symbolic graphics. Jay Park has recently made public statements on how his 2nd album will be both personal and genuine. His comeback is highly anticipated, for it has been well over 18 months since his first album. He has tenaciously took part in producing and creating all 17 tracks of his 2nd album, and is determined to present his ingenuous personality as an artist.
Jay Park’s 2nd album, “EVOLUTION,” will officially launch on September 1.
Check out the recent teaser for the title track “So Good”:
To review the full track list to his 2nd full length album click here.
A huge part of the Korean drama industry has been taken over by remakes of foreign dramas and anime. An example of a recent remake would be MBC’s “Fated to Love You,” which is an adaptation of a Taiwanese drama of a similar name. Recently, a list of the Best three and Worst three drama remakes were made:
“It doesn’t get any better than this” Best 3
The top remake of all time is 2009 KBS drama “Boys Over Flowers,” which brought upon a worldwide F4 syndrome with a best rating of 33.5% and an average rating of 28.5%. It started Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon, and Kim Bum. “Boys Over Flowers” was a remake of a Japanese manga of the same name. Just like it gathered an enormous amount of popularity as a manga, the drama adaptation brought much success as well. There were also other television adaptations as well, in Taiwan and in Japan, both of which were hits in their respective countries.
The second in rank is the 2010 KBS drama “God of Study,” starring Yoo Seung Ho, Kim Su Ro, Bae Doo Na, Go Ah Sung, Lee Hyun Woo, and T-ara’s Jiyeon among others. It was an adaptation of Japanese drama “Dragon Zakura,” putting the spotlight on the harshness of the education system. Its best rating was at 25.1% with an average rating of 21.6%.
Third in rank is 2007 MBC drama, “White Tower,” an adaptation of a Japanese drama of the same name. Its best rating was at 20.8%, and brought the lead Kim Myung Min a Top Excellence Acting Award in the MBC Drama Awards later that year. It was a story about the political tension and the fight for power and control behind the setting of a university hospital. A gallery of the drama was also created, and they even used stills of the drama to make a second production.
Some other top remakes were “That Winter the Wind Blows” (SBS) and “God of Workplace” (KBS) among others.
“The depressing record of remakes” Worst 3
Not all remakes necessarily have the best records. The following are in chronological order:
The first is 2006 SBS drama “101st Proposal,” which was a remake of a 1991 hit Japanese drama of the same name. There was also a previous adaptation in 1993 as a film starring Kim Hee Ae and Moon Sung Keun. Because both the original and the film adaptation were both very successful, this remake garnered much anticipation from fans. However, it ended up having an early termination after 15 episodes due to its low ratings, especially since it aired simultaneously with MBC’s hit drama “Chumong.” It had also been during the time of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. With all of these factors contributing to the low ratings, the drama inevitably came to a quiet ending.
The worst remake drama of all time with the lowest ratings was 2010 MBC drama “Mischievous Kiss,” starring Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min. It had been a remake of the Taiwanese drama of the same name, and recorded its lowest rating at 2.8%, its best at 7.5%, and an average of 4.9%. It was Kim Hyun Joong’s attempt at continuing his popularity from “Boys Over Flowers,” but ended up being unsuccessful due to its overdramatic and childish setup.
A fairly recent drama from 2012, “To the Beautiful You” (SBS) also had similar ratings. It was a remake of popular Japanese drama of the same name that had an average rating of 17.4%. Comparable to the ratings of the original, the Korean adaptation hit its best at 7.3% and a low at 4.1%. The viewer criticism had been that the setup was too unrealistic and that the flow of the drama had been too slow.
What do you guys think? Agree or disagree?
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Teen Top who have just announced their comeback date are holding events that will gradually reveal teasers about their new album.
To start with, they held 'guess the title track' event care of L.Joe and revealed the winners along with the title today. As a result, it is announced that the title track to go with their 'EXITO' album is "쉽지않아" (It's Not Easy in leteral translation)
Meanwhile, Teen Top are making their comeback on September 15 with new album 'EXITO'.
Hotly rising rookie group Winner has won no.1 for the second time on “M!Countdown” with their debut album title track “Empty.” The group went against SHINee‘s Taemin and his solo debut track, “Danger.”
Winner was not there to accept the award and a pre-recorded performance of “Empty” was broadcast.
Other performers this week were JJCC, Laboum, Red Velvet, Ladies’ Code, Royal Pirates, Park Bo Ram, BTS, BESTie, Say Yes, Boys Republic, Sunny Hill, SISTAR, Zhang Liyin, 4Ten, and HIGH4.
Winner winning at end of video:
SISTAR “I Swear”
Red Velvet “Happiness”
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