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We will be on hiatus for a couple of days – even if an earth-shattering news item such as “Jang Dong Gun & Lee Hyori Elope!” comes up.
Sorry for the inconvenience – we’ll post about a few upcoming dramas, the second part of 2ne1′s interview, and more later on this week.
P.S. Here’s a random picture that might put a smile on your face:
As you’ve probably noticed, we changed our site layout recently. If you’re new and want to catch up on older posts, click on Archives on the right sidebar to see posts categorized by month, topic, or tag. Our posting schedule was quite irregular last month, but we’re still pushing ahead. Just today, we put up five posts so have a look and click on Older Posts to catch up on this week’s news.
Did you get a chance to see some celebrities’ childhood photos in our Just4kix series? Click here to see what stars like Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Da Hae, Kim Ha Neul, and Se7en looked like when they were young. We’ll post another Guess Who this weekend.
After five months, we [already? finally?] passed 1,000,000 hits. Thanks for continuing to visit our site.
P.S. Here a few cute, random photos for your amusement:
- CL of 2ne1 and Yang Seung Ho (2ne1′s stylist) have fun with the camera
- Kim Byul and Kim Beom, take a break on the set of Flight (비상) to pose with Mason Moon Moorhouse in June. The two-year-old baby actor is referred to as Moon Mason in Korea and is of Canadian-Korean heritage. He rose to fame as Jang Keun Suk’s co-star in Baby & I (애가와 나).
- Kim Hyun Joo and Lee Dong Wook fall asleep in each other’s arms while filming Partner
Are you excited for today’s premiere of Triple? As you can probably tell – we are! Both episodes 1 and 2 will be broadcast tonight. We’ve put up previews on…..
KP’s YouTube channel: blogkpculture!! The link is on the right sidebar of our site – see it? We were debating whether or not to post videos because of an ethical dilemma (i.e. copyright issues). Hence, we made a deal (with ourselves ^^) that we would limit it to simply posting previews/trailers, commercials, or maybe clips of Korean dramas and movies. We will NOT post entire TV programs or films. Hmm… what about music videos? (Sigh) We’ll have to have another discussion about that. Any opinions?
Anyways, it’s been awhile since we wrote a note to everyone so we just wanted to say hello. As always, questions, requests, and feedback are welcome through commenting.
May (3 or) 4 marks three months of KPculture. Thanks for joining in / sticking around.
If you’re wondering why we had that poll up on the right side of the page (asking what your favourite K-entertainment blog is), we want to get an idea of what you like and are looking for, style-wise and content-wise. Somebody actually referred us to one we didn’t know about and we really like it. Also, although it wasn’t our intention, thank you to those who voted KPculture as a favourite in “Other”. We appreciate it. ^^
Coming up this week are a few interviews with three female movie stars, so come back to read!
P.S. To snarkymaster and tofu, who asked for Lee Da Hae updates, we’ve been keeping an eye out for her stuff in the past few months but there hasn’t been much. She did do a StarHwabo spread this past month but we didn’t post the photos because StarHwabo in general tends to be a bit…. erm….. not so classy. However, since you asked, here is everything that’s been posted about her in the past month aside from that: Read the rest of this entry »
Just a heads-up – we’re going into a two-week period of major deadlines so we may not be posting often. If we DO post often, that probably means we’re procrastinating and in big trouble. Also, can anybody tell us why it takes over an hour for most of our posts to show up on Google Reader? Does this mean that our updates are lagged on people’s blogrolls too?
We updated Minimix 16 with photos of Kim Myung Min’s current 58 kilogram physique – and it’s not pretty.
Keep reading for Ku Hye Sun’s clarification on a Season 2 of BOF, two photos in response to lafea‘s interest in Gong Yoo, and information (wanted by langit biru) on Kim Tae Woo’s upcoming performance.
So this is it! THE END!
Actually, I’ve had so little spare time this week that I’m watching the final episode as I type right now. Originally I was planning to write a concluding commentary; however, I’ve decided not to because….. I need to sleep. Hehe. Actually, I didn’t want to analyze it much – Boys Over Flowers is a drama that is best enjoyed by not taking it seriously. Just a few random BOF-related thoughts:
- I was ALMOST happy to hear the return of “Paradise” in the last episode after a long (much-needed) hiatus.
- I usually don’t criticize a person’s acting skills much but – in his brief appearances, Kim Jong Jin (who played Yi Jeong’s father in the drama) displayed the worst acting I’ve seen in a long time. Maybe that’s how his character was written, or maybe that’s how he was directed to act – but wow….his dialogues with Yi Jeong were just painful to watch.
- I didn’t mind the prospect of not having Yi Jeong and Ga Eul to get in the end, but I really like how they wrapped things up. Adorable!
- The most annoying part of the entire drama was playing background music when the characters were supposed to be playing instruments.
- I’m so sad that Secretary Jung wasn’t in the final episode.
- Lee Min Ho (Gu Jun Pyo in BOF) and Matsumoto Jun (Tsukasa in HYD) both played their parts so well in their respective dramas that I can’t imagine anyone else in their roles.
- Hurrah for Chairwoman Gu Jun Hee!
Feel free to post your final thoughts (BRIEFLY) in the comments section.
Anyhow, lots of readers have been asking us for information on what the main cast of BOF will be doing in following months. Beyond the jump (below) is a review of some recent events, as well as a peek into their near future. This will be our last official BOF news review, so enjoy!
P.S. We’ve read some comments here and there saying that Hana Yori Dango (manga)’s author, Yoko Kamio, basically shut down licensing requests from the Philippines and China to create their own national dramas. However, the decision wasn’t really up to her; it was because she signed a contract with Group Eight (the production company for BOF) agreeing not to permit any other drama adaptations for two years following the Korean BOF. Hence, both the Filipino and Chinese versions cannot follow the Hana Yori Dango storyline closely.