Synopsis Summary for The Musical Episode 1
Go Eun Bi is a student of medical university, but she is hooked on and fascinated musical theater. She always imagines herself performing on stage when in the classroom and school. Her idol is the famous musical actress Bae Kang-hee. When watching Kanghee live performance, she is touched by her singing and drops the tears.
After the performance, Bae Kang-hee encountered the president (chairman) and the son of president, Hong Jay. The president seems like want to match Kang-hee and Yoo Jin as a pair.
Hong Jae Yi returns from New York. Previously he was a talented musical composer, but now he starts to compose popular songs, all these seemed to be because of Bae Kang-hee. Jay Yi seems like afraid that if he continue to compose music for musical theater, he may meet with Kang Hee. So to avoid her, he gives up musical.
The day Jae Yi returned, he drinks with friends and drunk, lying on the side of the Han River. Go Eun Bi practices treble while walking, and stands beside the river to sing continuously, worse of all, sing badly. Jae Yi is awaken by her voice. Jae Yi tells her not to sing again, as she has sang wrongly and sounded wrongly. Eun Bi asks who is Jae Yi, why want to control how she sings. Jae Yi says he is the one who wrote the song. Eun Bi unbelievably asks is he the musical composer Hong Jae Yi, but continue to ridicule him that if he is Hong Jae Yi, then she must be Bae Kang Hee. Jae Yi rebuffs her that in short, a people as not talented as her don’t even can be a musical actor in dream.
Eun Bi is stimulated and hurt by Jae Yi’s words, decided to put down everything, she takes leave of absence from her study for one year to go and fulfill her dream of musical theater.
A year later, while working Eun Bi also participates in audition, and has failed for more than eighty times. There are only two more weeks away before she has to return to school, and her family is forcing her to quickly restart the study again. So Eun Bi is anxiously looking for opportunity, and finally saw in the newspaper that the musical of Bae Kang He “The Queen” is recruiting male choir actor. In order to participate in Kang Hee’s musical, Eun Bi decides to posing as a guy for audition. She is see through by Yoo Jin during the audition process. On the way home, she bumps into Sa Bok Ja (Christine played by Park Kyung-lim). Bok Ja says she just back from New York, and can teach Eun Bi singing and acting. But actually she herself is not a formal musical performers, and she also use the excuse to stay in Eun Bi’s house.
The musical “The Queen” is met with greet success, after discussing with the troupe on cooperation matter, investor Yoo Jin decides to give up on creating own musical, and to buy read-made works, and to hold an open audition to select and recruit actors and production staffs.
Yoo Jin, Yoo Jin’s girlfriend Seo Ra-Kyung, Bae Kang Hee and director have a meeting together. When discussing about the assessment for the selection activity, Kang Hee remembers Jae Yi.
Sa Bok Ja drunk at the dinner, Jae Yi forced to bring her home, while he calls Eun Bi who stays together with Bok Ja to come. Eun Bi calls Bok Ja as “teacher”, and is laughed by Jay Yi. After Jae Yi knows her intention to be a musical actress, he gives her a musical score, let her try to sing. On the sheet music there is no lyric, Jae Yi says can sing as she please according to her own experience.
Eun Bi compiles her experience during the audition and sing, Jae Yi feels that it’s good, and let her do it again. This time Eun Bi sings about the incident of meeting with Jae Yi one year ago. Jae Yi who is playing piano also recalls the event at that time.
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English subbed version is available for download from asiancinema.com
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Actress Goo Hye Sun showed off her bizarre side through a new selca.
On September 2nd, she tweeted “This night at 9:55 is the first broadcast of ‘The Musical‘. I’ve been working for this drama for a long time. I hope it goes well… Like this,” and attached the above photo.
In the picture, Goo Hye Sun is smiling brightly in front of the camera. However, her smile appears distorted in the picture.
Netizens responded with, “Goo Hye Sun can become broken like that“, “The best of bizarre photos“, and “Goo Hye Sun’s new image“.
Source: TV Daily via Nate
On September 2nd, SBS’s new drama ‘The Musical‘ aired its first episode!
The episode introduces the story of ‘Go Eun Bi’ (played by Goo Hye Sun), an honest and hardworking medical student who’s completely in love with musicals. She claims that adding medical terminology into musical numbers makes it easier to memorize them; she also respects top musical actress Bae Kang Hee more than the nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer.
Eun Bi takes a leave of absence from medical school behind her father’s back, and applies for multiple musical auditions but gets rejected by each one. However, Eun Bi is a girl who does not know how to give up.
Meanwhile, famous composer/musical director Hong Jae Yi (played by Daniel Choi) is a talented and handsome guy, but doesn’t always make a great first impression on people. He is very care-free, has a high level of aesthetic sensitivity, and basically does whatever he wants.
During the episode, Eun Bi and Jae Yi bump into each other several times by coincidence. When Jae Yi happens to hear Eun Bi singing by the Han River one day, he criticizes her singing with the comment, “Hey little lady, you really can’t sing. You’re not supposed to sorrowfully wail that song like that“, and reveals to her that he was the original composer of the song she was singing.
At this, Eun Bi just gives a short laugh and replies, “If you’re Hong Jae Yi, then I’m Bae Kang Hee!”, but Jae Yi leaves her with the warning, “Don’t even dream of becoming a musical actress if you have no talent“.
Fast forward a year later, and we can see that Eun Bi still hasn’t given up on her dream to become a musical actress. When the two characters happen to meet once again, Jae Yi ends up playing the piano for Eun Bi while she sings to his accompaniment, but this time he forms a smile on his face instead of criticizing her, hinting that the two may form an interesting relationship in the future.
Viewers praised Goo Hye Sun’s hidden singing talents and Daniel Choi’s portrayal of a cheerful yet tough character with comments such as, “They really good together“, “I’m looking forward to the acting“, and “‘The Musical’ is really entertaining!”
Source + Photo: Newsen via Nate
Although Goo Hye Sun’s upcoming SBS drama, ‘The Musical‘, has yet to hit the airwaves, it’s already been bought by a Japanese broadcast network!
On September 1st, the drama’s production company revealed that it was purchased for $1.2 million USD. The drama contains a total of 16 episodes with a line-up featuring Goo Hye Sun, Daniel Choi, Ock Joo Hyun, and Park Ki Woong.
The story line centers around medical student ‘Go Eun Bi’ (played by Goo Hye Sun), who’s a medical student but actually dreams of becoming a musical star. Thanks to the popularity of ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ in Japan, Goo Hye Sun’s influence certainly be making its way into her other projects.
The drama will begin airing in Korea on September 2nd at 10 PM KST.
Source + Photos: Star News via Naver
SBS’s upcoming drama “The Musical” held a press conference at the Heritz Convention Center in Seoul on the afternoon of August 30th. It was attended by main actors Daniel Choi, Goo Hye Sun, Gi Eun Se, and Park Gi Ong, as well as staff from the production executive board.
Producer Nam Sang Moon expressed, “The reason why ‘The Musical’ was chosen to be produced was because of its originality. Not only is it the first drama to have a plot centered around musicals, but it also involves a love line between five people, rather than the conventional three or four.”
SBS has been dominating the prime time TV drama slots for all days of the week except Friday. These dramas include Monday-Tuesdays‘ “Warrior Baek Dong Soo”, Wednesday-Thursdays’ “Protect The Boss“, and the weekend’s “Scent of a Woman”.
With the addition of “The Musical” (to be broadcast every Friday), SBS could potentially dominate all seven days of drama prime time TV slots. “Since SBS already dominates all TV drama slots except for Friday, SBS will take over Friday’s prime time slot with this drama,” said Nam Sang Moon.
“The Musical” tells the story about the passion and determination of musical actors as they prepare for their stage, and the love lines that bloom in between. Characters in the drama include a medical student named Go Eun Bi (Goo Hye Sun) who dreams of becoming a musical actor; a former Broadway actor and now the best musical composer, Jay Hong (Daniel Choi); Eugene (Park Gi Ong), a cold-blooded investor who knows nothing but money; and Park Kang Hee (Ok Ju Hyun), the ‘Queen’ of the musical industry.
Source: Sports Seoul via Nate
On April 9th, Piggy Dolls guested on SBS’s “Star King” and shed tears over the pressure to lose weight.
Kim Min Sun (21), who weighs 90kg, began, “My mother runs a small restaurant, and my father runs a Chinese take-out. I was born with the love of eating, which is how I got my current ‘U-line.’“ She went on to reveal that the group’s combined weight totaled to 232kg, with Lee Ji Yeon (21) weighing at 72kg, and maknae Park Ji Eun (18) at 70kg.
Park Ji Eun continued, “When we first auditioned, there were three conditions. First, we had to be talented vocally. We also could not have had any plastic surgery done, and we had to weigh over 70kg.”
Unfortunately, due to the flop of their debut album, the conditions have changed drastically, as she went on to reveal, “Before, we’d say that we just ate and our CEO would still order us something to eat, but after our first album flopped, he said that the fat concept won’t work anymore. He’s trying to change our image now by making us lose weight, but we don’t want to.”
When asked by MC Kang Ho Dong whether they had any intentions of reaching a compromise with their agency, Kim Min Sun replied, “We, of course, thought about it. But let’s say that we lose weight and get plastic surgery. That doesn’t mean we can become SNSD. Kang Ho Dong is overweight, but also became the best MC. Why can’t overweight people achieve their dreams?”
She continued, “The pain of being told to leave the room at auditions even before I opened my mouth to sing is still left in my heart. I want people that are overweight to not be so self-conscious and to be able to leave their house without shame. We want to become hope to them.”
Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver
JYJ’s appearance on SBS’s talk show, “Good Morning“, has a confirmed broadcast date for January 19th.
The trio already completed the recording on December 27th, which was originally scheduled to air January 4th or 5th. Unfortunately, the show was abruptly delayed, which caused fans some concern.
During their segment, JYJ will be sharing their thoughts on promoting as a three member team, in addition to divulging their plans for current and future activities.
With past appearances on KBS 2TV’s “News Time,” “Speedy Source,” and the “2010 Drama Awards,” it seems as if the door to opportunity which had once before been shut tightly against them, is slowly opening for the trio.
Source + Photos: Osen via Daum
Actor Hyun Bin’s own version of the hit “That Man” has been released as the title track of part five of the “Secret Garden” OST through various online music sites on January 7th.
“That Man” is the male version of Baek Ji Young’s “That Woman.” Hyun Bin was said to have shown extra passion for the song despite his busy filming schedule. The song itself features Hyun Bin’s deep voice, giving the song a different, more unique feel.
Other songs such as BeBe Mignon’s “One Woman” and “Here I Am” will be included in the OST as well.
CEO Jung Seung Woo of the OST’s production company, Arch DN, commented, “Hyun Bin has been juggling his packed schedule, even getting IV treatments to keep up with the pace of it all. We couldn’t demand that he take part in the recording, so the song’s release has been delayed longer than planned. Still, he did his best in the recording for his fans despite being in a condition of fatigue.”
The OST’s concert held on January 6th also sold out every single seat within five minutes, demonstrating the immense popularity the drama’s OST has been enjoying.