Also known as "Playful Kiss", "Mischievous Kiss", "It Started With A kiss"
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Drama based off the comic series "Itazurana Kiss." Filled with episodes that reflect Korea's sentiment, and has a stable storyline.
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Foreigners' Favorite Korean Dramas 2017/09/27, Source,
The Korean Wave used to be limited to Asia but is now reaching the shores of the U.S. and other western countries as well. MsMojo, a website dedicated to pop culture, recently published a list of the 10 most popular Korean dramas among English-speaking fans,...More
Kim Hyun-joong comes back with a new drama 2011/11/29, Source, Kim Hyun-joong hinted that he is going to be coming back with a drama.
A welcome meeting for the artists attending the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2011 MAMA) at Singapore Indoor Stadium took place at 10AM on the November 29th. Numbers of reporters and members of press showed up to hear what the artists had to say,...More
S. Korean Singer "G.NA" in NYC 2011/11/14, Source,
Korean-Canadian singer "G.NA" showed her near perfect body in a recent photoshoot held in New York City.
Gina Choi (최지나), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on Sept. 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School,...More
EW's PopWatch Writes about Korean Dramas 2011/02/04, Source,
Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch on ew.com carries the tagline – "keeping an eye on pop culture". So we're thrilled to read about Korean dramas here in a post by Stephan Lee with the title "Korean Dramas on Hulu: Why I'm Addicted",...More
Korean TV Broadcasts in Los Angeles 2011/01/11, Source, By Lukas Schwarzacher
With over one million Koreans and Korean Americans in the greater Los Angeles area, you can be assured that Korean television is here, offering news, entertainment and drama.
Television stations in Southern California carry programming from the two main television networks of Korea, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and MBS (Munhwa Broadcasting System), as well as Seoul Korea Television (SKTV), Arirang and SBS, each privately owned. Several mission channels in Korean round out the lineup,...More
Kim Hyun-joong, Jang Geun-suk win big at Yahoo! Buzz Awards 2010 2010/12/20, Source, Kim Hyun-joong at the Yahoo! Buzz Awards 2010 [KEYEAST]
Hallyu stars Kim Hyun-joon and Jang Geun-suk won several honors during the Yahoo! Buzz Awards 2010 over the weekend.
During the ceremony for the Yahoo! Buzz Awards 2010 held in Hong Kong on December 17, Kim received a total three awards including Hong Kong and Taiwan's Top Buzz Korean Artist and Best Searched Asia Buzz Award 2010, while Jang was selected as Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia's top Buzz Star and scored the Male Buzz Star award,...More
[Hallyu] Move over girls, the boys are back! 2010/11/18, Source,
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong
By Han Sang-hee
It seems like only yesterday that young, handsome and talented male singers and actors paved the path for local television programs to debut overseas. The word "hallyu" has become a household term in so many Asian countries, including Japan, China and Thailand, and the torch has been passed to yet another group of talented stars, particularly K-pop girl groups. Just when fans may have thought the pretty girls have captivated Asia, the boys, both old and new, have jumped right back into the picture, but on a more diverse scale.
The females take over...
Currently, girl groups are doing a good job in continuing the hallyu craze. Some local press are even calling it the "second phase of hallyu", and the groups have music chart success, concerts and television shows to prove it,...More
Kim Hyun-joong sings at Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games 2010/11/15, Source,
Korean singer Kim Hyun-joong performing at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games [MBC]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong took to the stage of the opening ceremony of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games on Friday alongside several international artists.
A press release from his agency KEYEAST announced Monday that Kim sang the theme song "Sunshine Again" for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games alongside Chinese singers Wei Wei and Tan Jing, Taiwanese singer David Tao and Hong Kong Cantopop singer Joey Yung,...More
Kim Hyun-joong to show "deeper affection" to Jung So-min 2010/11/02, Source, Kim Hyun-joong poses during a photocall of a press conference for the YouTube version of TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Megabox theater in COEX of Seoul, South Korea on November 1, 2010. [Group 8]
Boy band SS501 member and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said he will show deeper affection toward his co-star Jung So-min in the YouTube version of his latest TV series "Naughty Kiss".
"There are no regulations or restrictions to what is broadcast through YouTube so we'll be able to express our affection to each other in a deeper way. Hence, you'll get to see a more natural-looking married couple", Kim said with a smile of the newly produced online version of the drama which tells of the twos characters married life,...More
'Daemul' is expriencing the aftereffect of PD/Writer change...3% lower viewer rating 2010/10/27, Source,
According to AGB Media Nilson Research, SBS's Wed-Thurs drama 'Daemul – Big Thing' recorded only 25.5% viewer rating on 25.5%; this is 2.8% less than last episode's 28.3%.
On the episode which went air on the 27th, Seo Hye-rim (Ko Hyun-jung) attended a discussion as the representative of the ruling party; she met people with tears, then she was able to drew clapping and cheering from the audience. But the setting was too unreal for the viewer; that might be the reason for the decreasing in viewer rating.,...More
Kim Hyun-joong to release pictorial book on Sept 15 2010/09/06, Source,
Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong on the cover of "READY, ACTION!" [SBS Contents Hub]
A pictorial book featuring photographs of Korean idol Kim Hyun-joong's travels in Spain will be released in Korea in mid-September, according to the book's creator SBS Contents Hub on Monday.
SBS announced that the booklet titled "READ, ACTION!" will be released in the country on September 15, while preorders for the book began on September 1 in Korea and was pre-sold in Japan last month,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Naughty Kiss" - First episode 2010/09/03, Source,
A scene from MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" [MBC]
"Naughty Kiss" - First episode (MBC TV, 9:55 PM)
The lighting was bright and the colors eye-blindingly brilliant. The picture shown in "Naughty Kiss" was as warm as a spring day, enough to capture the mellow and shy sensitivity teenage girls feel when reading romantic comics. However, a drama is not a painting of a landscape. A drama only comes to life when the people in the picture move about and form relationships,...More
Kim Hyun-joong to endorse THEFACESHOP 2010/09/02, Source,
Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong [KEYEAST]
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has become the new face of Korean cosmetics brand THEFACESHOP, according to Kim's agency KEYEAST on Thursday.
KEYEAST announced through a press release that the 24-year-old heartthrob will endorse THEFACESHOP both domestically and internationally starting September through television commercials,...More
The labor union of the nation's broadcasting industry consisting of staffers, actors and singers reached an agreement with the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) on how to settle unpaid wages Wednesday, just minutes before the union was to hold a press conference to denounce manageme,...More
A catchy storyline, plus likable characters, is a must for dramas. And this is probably why some are made into various versions in different countries, particularly in Asia. But to,...More
TV series "Naughty Kiss" press conference - Part 1 2010/08/27, Source,
From left, singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong and actress Jung So-min pose during a photocall of a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Group 8]
"Will fans of Kim Hyun-joong please exit the room to facilitate the interviews?" The host of the press conference for upcoming MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" had to repeat this line several times during a Q&A session. The show had drawn people's interest due to the popularity of the original Japanese comic series combined with the participation of director Hwang In-roi of hit series "Goong" fame. And it became a 'hot' drama even before going into production after singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong's casting for the show was announced. Will the interest be reflected in its ratings? Below are excerpts from the press conference held at Seoul's Imperial Palace hotel on Thursday,...More
TV series "Naughty Kiss" press conference - Part 2 2010/08/27, Source, Kim Hyun-joong [Group 8]
Q: All the characters have unrealistic sides to them. What's your interpretation of yours?Kim Hyun-joong: As much as they're unrealistic, I think I'll be able to show more unique sides to them than I would be able to in conventional dramas. And Baek Seung-jo is a genius so he sometimes uses words that I don't usually use so I have a hard time with those. For scenes related to studying, I need to be natural with it so I actually study those parts and make sure I understand them. I'm doing the studying that I hadn't done in high school for "Naughty Kiss". (laugh),...More
Kim Hyun-joong says SS501 has not disbanded 2010/08/26, Source,
Actor Kim Hyun-joong speaks during a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said his boy band SS501 has not disbanded, playing down rumor that its five members will go separate ways since their contract with their former agency has ended and some have signed with new management,...More
Kim Hyun-joong "Naughty Kiss" to air in Japan starting Dec 2010/08/24, Source,
Official poster for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" [MBC]
SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong starrer "Naughty Kiss" will air in Japan starting December, according to the show's producer on Tuesday.
Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at production company Group 8, told 10Asia over the phone that cable music channel Mnet Japan will broadcast the TV series twice a week in about three months time although additional details have yet to be set,...More
Kim Hyun-joong joins Bae Yong-joon for Japanese project 2010/08/16, Source,
Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong (left) and Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon (right) [KEYEAST]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong will take part in a Japanese project with Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon, according to their agency KEYEAST on Monday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim will be joining Bae for the "Miso Project", aimed at helping the future of children in Asia, which was set up by Japan's Digital Adventure TV (DATV). This will be the first official event that Kim and Bae will be attending together,...More
Kim Hyun-joong confirmed to star in new TV series 2010/07/16, Source,
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong [KEYEAST]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been confirmed as the male lead in upcoming TV series "Naughty Kiss" based on popular Japanese comic "Itazura na Kiss", according to agency KEYEAST on Friday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim has been cast for the role of Baek Sung-jo, the all-around Mr. Perfect-type character who ends up falling in love with a girl always getting into trouble, to be played by actress,...More
SS501 Kim Hyun-joong to play lead role in new TV series 2010/07/09, Source, Kim Hyun-joong [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been tapped to star in a TV series based on popular Japanese comic "Naughty Kiss".
"He hasn't officially signed a contract yet but he has provisionally agreed to appear in the drama", a high-ranking official at Kim's agency KEYEAST said on Friday.
Kim will play the role of "Mr. Perfect" Baek Seung-jo -- the top student, good cook and great athlete -- who later falls in love with Moon Hani, a girl at his high school who always ends up in trouble,...More
Kim Hyun-joong in talks to star in new TV series 2010/07/07, Source,
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong [10Asia]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong of idol group SS501 is rumored to star in an upcoming TV series based on popular Japanese comics "Itazurana Kiss".
According to various media reports, the singer is currently talking with the show's producers to play the male lead, who is smart, athletic and perfect in every way but has a cold personality,...More
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