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Kim Hyun Joong talks about the impact of Youtube on the Hallyu wave on CNN

Earlier this week, we revealed that reporter Anna Coren from CNN’s Talk Asia program would be doing a feature series on Korea due to the country’s hosting of the G20 Seoul Summit this week.

An interview was conducted with actor Kim Hyun Joong, who is the male lead for the international-hit drama, “Playful Kiss“. Since “Playful Kiss” is currently releasing special web episodes throughYoutube as a response to the high demand from fans, Kim Hyun Joong discussed the significance of Youtube in spreading awareness about Korean culture.

His cut from the program has just made its way onto the net. Check it out below!



Playful Kiss Youtube edition teaser!

‘Playful Kiss’ will continue through YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. Though it didn’t succeed in its ratings, the drama definitely had some fans that were disappointed to see it end so soon.

However, ‘Playful Kiss’ will be releasing special episodes through YouTube as of November 2nd. What’s even more exciting about this announcement is that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

The drama ended its run on MBC last night with a rating of 5.9%.

Source: My Daily
Photo: Group 8


The Cast Of “Mischievous Kiss” Share Their Closing Remarks

Jung So-min, Lee Tae-sung and Lee Si-young have all taken the time out of their busy schedules to share their true feelings about being apart of the “Mischievous Kiss” cast.


The drama that was popular even before its debut is ending today. Even though the ratings of the show were not as high as many expected, the cast still gave it their all and have entertained us every week since September. Now, the time has come to see how they felt about their recent television project “Mischievous Kiss”.

Actress Jung So-min stated:

My feelings became a lot calmer as I began filming the last wedding scene and my character eventually got married to Seung Jo. But with the past three months of filming coming to an end, I’m left feeling both refreshed and disappointed at the same time. I’d like to thank the staff and cast members.”

Actor Lee Tae-sung expressed:

“It feels like only yesterday that I was rehearsing my lines for the first episode. Today is already the last broadcast of our 16th episode. ‘Playful Kiss’ has finally been completed in my memories. Please don’t forget the drama and Bong Gu.”

Actress Lee Si-young revealed:

As with everything that must come to an end, I feel disappointed that the drama is already over when it feels like it’s just started to me. I will make sure to properly conclude the relationship of Kyung Su and Hye Ra in the remaining time.”

What do you think about their remarks? Will you miss the drama airing on your TV every week?


Kim Hyun-Joong: “…There’s Still A Special Version(Of ‘Kiss’) Left..”

Mischievous Kiss” may be airing its final episode today,but the drama is not over yet!

While Kim Hyun-joong settles in with fans tonight to enjoy the finale to his 16 episode drama“Mischievous Kiss”, the celebrity recently revealed that the drama is not finished yet!

He stated the following in his closing remarks about the finale:

“We began filming during the heat of the summer and now it’s already cold winter. I had a lot of fun with few regrets, but there’s still a special version left so I will be sure to show everyone a good image until the very end.”

What is he referring to? Hyun-joong is talking about the official “kiss” YouTube channel. A special edition of the drama will premiere….starting November 2nd.

I don’t know about you,but I can not wait to until November 2nd! Hyun-joong is one of my favorites! His acting may not be 100% yet, but I applaud his effort and the talented cast of “kiss” for all their hard work


Kim Hyun-Joong Talks About His Relationship With Bae Yong-Joon!

The Mischievous Kiss actor,Kim Hyun-joong, is finally revealing how close he is with the international mega star!

Hyun-joong joined Bae Yong-joon’s company KEYEAST earlier this year. The two were even seen having private meetings prior to his contract signing. So what kind of relationship do they have?

In a recent interview with Women’s Joongang Magazine, the singer/actor tells us. Read the except here:

“Yong-joon hyung and I often chat about relationships with women while having drinks….I just call him Yong-joon hyung. I can’t call him ‘the president’ or ‘Yonsama’. I can’t call him Ahjeossi ( middle-aged man) either (laugh). I have a very comfortable relationship with him. We talk about our problems and we chat for hours easily. Sometimes, we get excited about pretty girls when we’re drinking. We talk about old girlfriends as well. We’re just like other men.”

They must have a perfect Flowers in the Winter relationship! However, it would be very awkward if their found out their “First Love” started with a “Mischievous Kiss” from the same lady!


Kim Hyun-Joong Is “Thin And Tired”!

This was one fan’s comment after seeing the “Mischievous Kiss” actor up close.

Reports have been circulating around the internet about Kim Hyun-joong’s work habits. He gets approximately 2-3 hours of sleep a day,he works out daily during filming,takes his script with him everywhere,the international star films CFs, and models! That is probably only half of his monthly agenda!

A German fan recently met him in Korea and even had her Destination album signed. However, she quickly noticed the unhealthy appearance of our beloved star. The following was her statement about him:

“he is….. thin now, looking really tired, worn out… I hope he can get some rest soon. Really, he needs it”

Is Kim Hyun-joong overworking himself? What do you think about his current schedule?


Kim Hyun Joong is absorbed in his craft

A picture of actor Kim Hyun Joong immersed deeply in the script for Playful Kiss was recently revealed, capturing the attention of many.

The picture was taken on September 27th at the filming location in Gyeonggido. Even though Kim Hyun Joong seemed exhausted, he didn’t rest and practiced his lines with his partner Jung So Min while waiting for filming to start.

A drama representative expressed, ‘Kim Hyun Joong shows the most amount of effort out of everyone on the set. At each scene, he not only analyzes the scene thoroughly, but a script never leaves his hand… he always shows a bright expression, which makes the atmosphere very amicable.

Kim Hyun Joong’s management company said, ‘Kim Hyun Joong has a tight filming schedule, sometimes sleeping only two to three hours a day. To thank the fans for their continued support, he will show his best acting on the show. In the future please continue to show your support and love.

Ratings for Playful Kiss are still hovering in the 4-5% range.

Source + Picture: ArtsNews

The surprising ratings for “Mischievous Kiss”!



Episodes 7/8 have aired and Kim Hyun-joong would like to know how his show did this week!

We won’t lead you on any longer. The ratings for episode 7 averaged 5.8% nationwide,while episode 8 obtained a decent 6.0%. Despite the fact that “Kiss” did not have its usual drama competition (KBS and SBS aired specials and films in honor of Chuseok) we have to congratulate “Mischievous Kiss” for doubling its viewership ratings this week!

Congratulations “Mischievous Kiss”! Please continue to fight for your place each week and don’t be tempted to “Runaway” when you see a Nine Tailed Fox in the coming weeks!

Ratings for “Playful Kiss” double

Revealing that there’s indeed potential for the romantic comedyMBC’s  ”Playful Kiss” doubled its ratings for today’s episode.

On the 23rd, it was announced that the seventh episode of this drama got a viewer rating of 6.3%. The last episode got a 3.0% rating, so it rose by a substantial 3.3%.

The boost could be because “Playful Kiss” is not up against any other dramas. “Baker King” has come to an end, and a movie was broadcasted instead of a new episode for “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox.”

Unfortunately, even though it were only films that filled the usual time slots for “My Girl is a Nine-Tailed Fox” and “Baker King”, they still scored double the ratings than “Playful Kiss”.

Source: Nate, Photo: TV Daily

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