Relationship charts and stills galore for Shut Up: Flower Boy Band

Tons of new stills for Shut Up: Flower Boy Band! But what interests me more than the pretty, pretty pictures are the character and premise descriptions that come therewith.

Now we finally get some idea of what the actual story’s gonna be, and whether this underdog story will tickle our drama fancies. A scrappy ragtag band of rocker boys, up against their polished, perfect, “princely” rivals? I think my fancy’s been tickled. It’s like Jem and the Holograms, only now we’re rooting for the Misfits. Or, speaking of misfits, it’ll be the rock cousin to the show premiering on the same day, Dream High 2, which’ll give us the idol version. (Ack! Drama overload ahead.)

At the drama’s center is our main quintet, the band named Eye Candy.

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Yoochun turns into a prince for new drama

He’s played Prince Charming types before (the noble aristocrat in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the chaebol in Miss Ripley), but now Park Yoochun is going to play an actual prince for Rooftop Prince, a new SBS drama to air in March.

The story sounds like a fantasy fusion piece, unfolding around a Joseon-era crown prince who loses his beloved princess. He and his trusty vassals skip forward 300 years into the 21st century. How that happens we don’t yet know, but that gives him the chance to meet a woman in Seoul bearing the same face as the dead princess. Insert joke here about how they all look alike?

No info yet on whether this will be a comedy or a melo (or, heck, a horror-action-thriller), but picturing a noble Joseon prince (basically Yoochun’s appearance in Sungkyunkwan, but even more regal) living in a tiny rooftop box of a room brings me an automatic chuckle. That’s prime comedy stuff, no? Forget how he’ll win the girl — how will he navigate the city? Figure out technology? Manage the newfangled bathrooms? If he’s literally time-jumping (rather than being reborn in a new life), then he’ll be a fish out of water, a nobody, a poor jobless dude. HEE. It’s like Vampire Idol meets Jeon Woo Chi meets Encino Man. Bring it on.

Quite a pedigree on the producers of Rooftop Prince: writing is Lee Hee-myung of Tomato, Success Story of a Bright Girl, and Bad Family, while directing is PD Shin Yoon-sub of KAIST, Love in Heaven, and Why Did You Come To Our House.

Via NTN Seoul


Yoochun’s new Ripley haircutRipley’s Park Yoo-chun and Kang Hye-jung looking cuteMiss Ripley: Episode 1Ripley poster and character stillsRipley’s leads shoot their first scene togetherGoodbye Miss Ripley signs cast, reveals plotSungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 1Tags: Micky Yoochun
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Fermentation Family Korean Drama

Title: 발효가족 / Fermentation Family
Chinese Title: 发酵家族
Genre: Family, Romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec-07 to 2012-Feb-23
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 20:45

Synopsis Fermentation Family Korean Drama

Set within the famous Korean restaurant Chunjiin, known especially for their kimchi dish. Ki Ho Tae who grew up as an orphan, begins to work at the restaurant in search for his past. Lee Kang San is the owner of this restaurant dreams to be the best chef.

Cast Main Cast Fermentation Family Korean Drama

Song Il Gook as Ki Ho Tae

Park Jin Hee as Lee Kang San

Kim Young Hoon as Oh Jae Hoon

Kang Shin Il as Lee Ki Chan

Choi Jae Sung as Kang Do Sik

Supporting Cast Fermentation Family Korean Drama

Lee Dae Keun as Mr. Sul

Lee Min Young as Lee Woo Joo

Jung Ae Ri as Jung Hyun Sook

Kim Byung Choon as Han Pyung Man

Lee Il Hwa as Jung Geum Joo

Choi Duk Moon as Jo Dae Sik

Jo Jae Wan as Park Hyun Soo

Oh Yong as Jo Mi Nam

Jo Yeon Woo as Choi Yong Bin

Production CreditsDirector: Park Chan Hong

Screenwriter: Kim Jee Woo

Episode Ratings:

Source: TNmS Media Korea
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A Thousand Kisses releases its first stills

Y’know, I wasn’t sold on the noona-dongsaeng pairing of Ji Hyun-woo (Birth of the Rich) and Seo Young-hee (Bedevilled), but they’re looking cute and comfy with each other in these first stills from MBC’s upcoming weekend drama A Thousand Kisses.

It looks like the drama’s playing with the question of age differences in romance, and promo descriptions state that it’ll explore a variety of love relationships. The main pairing, above, explores the younger-man-older-woman dynamic, with Ji romancing a divorced single mom. Seo Young-hee’s character is the hard-working type who’s faced a lot of bitterness in her life, while Ji Hyun-woo plays a former national soccer player who’s now a sports agent. And if anyone can do the doting dongsaeng role, it’s Ji, who combines leading-man status with boyish charm.

But main couple aside, I’m more interested in some of the side characters — namely, Ryu Jin (Baby-Faced Beauty) and Kim So-eun (Fine Windy Day). Furthermore, cranky grandpa Lee Soon-jae (My Princess, High Kick Through the Roof) even gets his own loveline with a May-December romance, featuring “80s flower heroine” Cha Hwa-yeon (Love and Ambition, Thorn Birds).

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The Musical inches closer toward securing a timeslot

The latest news about The Musical, the drama that’s been in limbo for nearly a year, is that broadcasters are in still in talks regarding a possible premiere. There has been some unconfirmed talk about the drama getting a timeslot on SBS following Miracle Audition, which is scheduled to go off the air in October. However, SBS has countered those rumors with the statement that they haven’t decided anything yet.

So, ultimately the news is that there’s no concrete news yet. But any talk is better than the months of radio silence we’ve had, right? Interestingly, though, the rumored premiere would put The Musical in an unusual timeslot: Rather than joining the regular weekly prime-time lineup, it would broadcast on Fridays at 11pm.

The talk was likely spurred by the fact that there are two months of unclaimed airtime between the end of Miracle Audition (which wraps October 14) and the beginning of another reality show, Survival Audition K-pop Star, which is set for December. But it’s a curious choice, since dramas don’t currently air on Fridays outside of cable television and one-acts like KBS’s Drama Special.

On one hand, putting a miniseries like The Musical into a Friday slot can seem like an experiment in “reviving the Friday drama” (as some reports put it); there were a few Friday shows in years past that did pretty well with audiences, such as My Sweet Seoul and Scales of Providence. But it can also seem like it’s just shoving it off in the corner to burn off the episodes.

It’s similar to Birdie Buddy being picked up by cable channel tvN after languishing for a year; it’s great that the drama will finally see the light of day, but the victory is qualified since it’s heading to a less-watched, less visible platform.

The drama is mostly done with production, though I’m surprised to hear that The Musical currently has four episodes left to film. The thing began shooting a year ago, but with no premiere date pressuring them and stars busy with other projects — Gu Hye-sun has her feature film and Daniel Choi shot Baby-Faced Beauty in the interim — I suppose they’ve taken their time. Let’s hope it pays off.

Via Hankook Ilbo, Star News


What’s up, What’s Up?The Musical still hanging in production limboThe perils of the live-shoot drama systemDaniel Choi in rehearsals for The MusicalNewbie actress Ki Eun-sae joins The MusicalPark Ki-woong joins The MusicalGu Hye-sun takes the stage in The MusicalDrama series The Musical begins filmingTags: Daniel Choi, Gu Hye-sun, The Musical
« Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 8 Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun as Can’t Lose’s warring couple » 23 Comments 1 Leona August 3rd, 2011 at 5:13 am

I want to see Daniel Choi in something else than serious guy and GU Hye Sun … I wonder if ppl forgot about her

Reply 2 Jasmin August 3rd, 2011 at 5:39 am

Have you news about the drama “What’s up”?

Reply 2.1 crysalide August 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 am

Yeah that’s the only drama (beside Poseidon when Eric was still in it) that I’m dieying to watch. but since Daesung is in hiatus. maybe they will try to secure for next year release. Praying hard for this to happen

Reply 3 jossy August 3rd, 2011 at 5:48 am

ooh interesting… Friday Drama? I dont know about Korea but where I live they tend to play shitty programmes on Fridays and its their so-called best of The best series’ being aired (k Glee season was over).. But as much as I adore GHS, I don’t think I’ve quite forgiven, let alone forgotten her atrocious portrayal of Geum JanDi. lol yes let’s hope to see her on the small screen again soon, I don’t want that sad reminder haha

Reply 4 Yer Vang August 3rd, 2011 at 6:10 am

Oh, Gu Hye Sun

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Protect the Boss

Title: 보스를 지켜라 / Boseureul Jikyeora /
Chinese Title: 守护老板
Previously known as: 보스가 달라졌어요 The Boss Has Changed / 마지막 여비서 The Last Secretary
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Aug-03 to 2011-09-22
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


No Eun Seol finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm after struggling with unemployment, only to fall in love with her boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family.


Choi Kang Hee as No Eun Seol
Ji Sung as Cha Ji Heon
Hero Jaejoong as Cha Moo Won
Wang Ji Hye as Seo Na Yoon
Lee Hee Jin as Yang Ha Young
Park Young Kyu as Chairman Cha
Lee Hee Jin
Cha Hwa Yun
Kim Chung

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk
Producer: Lee Sang Baek (이상백)
Director: Son Jung Hyun
Screenwriter: Kwon Ki Young (권기영)

Episode Ratings

DateEpisodeNationwideSeoul2011-08-031  2011-08-042  2011-08-103  2011-08-114  2011-08-175  2011-08-186  2011-08-247  2011-08-258  2011-08-319  2011-09-0110  2011-09-0711  2011-09-0812  2011-09-1413  2011-09-1514  2011-09-2115  2011-09-2216  

Source: TNS Media Korea

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