Nam Joo Hyuk, Shin Se Kyung, Krystal, And More In Talks For “Bride Of The Water God”



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In June 2016, tvN announced that Jung Yoon Jung, the writer of tvN’s hit office drama “Incomplete Life,” had started writing tvN’s modern-day adaptation of the Korean fantasy manhwa “Bride of the Water God.”

Casting for the drama, which will be pre-produced, is now underway. Previously, it was reported that Nam Joo Hyuk and Moon Chae Won were in talks for the drama, and it was recently revealed that f(x)’s Krystal, Shin Se Kyung, and Gong Myung are also considering roles.

Shin Se Kyung is in consideration for the lead female role of So Ah, and Nam Joo Hyuk for the lead role of Ha Baek. Gong Myung has been offered the role of Bi Ryeom. None of these actors have made their decisions as of yet, although some reports are saying that Gong Myung has already declined.

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BTS’s “Blood, Sweat & Tears” MV Hits 100 Million Views

BTS’s dazzling music video for “Blood, Sweat & Tears” has become the group’s third MV to reach 100 million views!

“Blood, Sweat & Tears” is the title track off BTS’s hit album “WINGS,” which was released on October 10 of 2016. The video, which is a sumptuous feast for the eyes that also showcases the track’s now famous choreography, was directed by Lumpens and was deemed the best music video of the year by the Seoul Music Awards.

As of February 20 at around 5:30 p.m. K.S.T, the music video has become the second fastest MV by a K-Pop group to reach 100 million views, achieving the milestone in less than 134 days (4 months and 11 days). The fastest music video to do so remains TWICE’s “TT” with a record of 71 days (2 months and 10 days).

The music video is also the most “liked” K-Pop group music video, with an amazing 1,721,695 million likes so far.

Watch the enchanting music video once again below!

BTS already has two music videos that have hit the 100 million milestone, with “Dope” doing so last October and “Fire” in January.

The group of K-Pop artists and groups with music videos that have been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube is an ever-expanding club that currently also includes Girls’ Generation, BIGBANG, Super Junior, EXO, 2NE1, f(x), TWICE, BLACKPINK, HyunA, Taeyeon, G-Dragon, and PSY.

Meanwhile, BTS just had a comeback with their new repackaged album entitled “You Never Walk Alone,” which was released on February 13 along with their “Spring Day” MV. They also dropped a powerful music video for their other new track “Not Today” on February 20.

Congratulations to BTS and ARMY on their latest achievement!

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Lee Won Geun To Join Kwon Sang Woo And Choi Kang Hee In KBS’s Upcoming Mystery Drama



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Lee Won Geun will be starring in KBS’s upcoming drama “Mystery Queen” (working title) along with Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Kang Hee. Interestingly, Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Kang Hee are reuniting through this drama after 16 years. “Mystery Queen” is a mystery drama set to air in April after “Chief Kim.”

Lee Won Geun will be playing the role of a handsome police station chief called Inspector Hong. He becomes the chief of a police station shortly after graduating from police university and lacks real experience, but he learns quickly and soon becomes appreciated by his seniors. He looks up to Seol Ok (Choi Kang Hee) and helps her become a real police officer despite the harsh treatment and opposition he receives from police university senior Wan Seung (Kwon Sang Woo).

“I’m very honored and glad to be able to work with seniors I’ve always looked up to. I will do my best to show everyone the various sides I have,” expressed Lee Won Geun.

Meanwhile, he made a strong debut through “The Moon Embracing the Sun” and appeared in dramas like “Ghost,” “Hyde Jekyll, Me,” “Sassy Go Go,” and “The Good Wife.” He also starred in movies “The Net” and “Misbehavior.”

Can you picture him as a police inspector?

Watch Lee Won Geun in “Sassy Go Go”!

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Park Seo Joon Impresses With Action Scenes And Shows Continuous Improvement



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Park Seo Joon has been impressing viewers with his diverse action scenes – which include martial arts, sword fighting, archery, and horseback riding – in the KBS2 drama “Hwarang.”

Even before filming began, the actor attended action school and learned the fundamental skills he would need for action scenes. Because of his preparations, Park Seo Joon was able to film most of his action scenes himself. This allowed for a smoother, more cohesive portrayal of the narrative, which greatly increased the production value of the drama.

Furthermore, the actor continues to show improvement with every episode and is carrying out tougher, more elaborate action scenes in each new episode. Due to Park Seo Joon’s ability to successfully pull off both emotional acting and tough action scenes, the drama’s narrative feels more authentic to viewers.

Watch the first episode of “Hwarang” below!

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B1A4’s Baro Perfectly Portrays A Blind Man In Stills For Upcoming Web Movie

B1A4’s Baro makes the perfect transformation into a blind man for his upcoming web movie “Closed Eyes” (literal translation).

On February 20, main director Kim Sol Mae expressed, “When I saw Baro’s crying scene, I got the impression that he is now a real actor, not an idol-turned-actor. The way he discusses the script with the staff and expresses his opinions is very respectful and earnest, and he completely understands the screenwriter’s intentions.”

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“Everyone had a hard time shooting in the cold and pulling all-nighters, but Baro didn’t show any signs of how tired he was. Instead, he livened up the mood by always responding to the producer’s requests with a smile, no matter how difficult they were,” he continued.

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“Closed Eyes” is an action thriller web movie about a blind man (Baro) who attempts to dig up the truth behind a serial killing incident. It will premiere in March through various online platforms.

Meanwhile, Baro made his acting debut through “Reply 1994” and appeared in dramas like “Master: God of Noodles,” Angry Mom,” and “God’s Gift – 14 Days.”

Are you looking forward to Baro’s new movie?

Watch Baro in “Angry Mom” here:

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BTS’s Rap Monster Releases Personally Curated Playlist On Spotify



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On February 20, BTS’s Rap Monster posted a Spotify playlist to the group’s Twitter account titled “Rap Monster’s Heavy Rotations.”

The playlist appears to have been personally curated by Rap Monster and contains a variety of songs from different genres. This is not the first time Rap Monster has done something like this as he is known to regularly recommend songs to fans on BTS’s Twitter with the hashtag #RMusic.

BTS just began their world tour this past weekend with two concerts in Seoul and released the highly anticipated MV for “Not Today” on February 19.

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Watch: Super Junior’s Yesung Drops His Music Video Teaser For Upcoming Collaboration With Ali



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It was previously revealed that close friends Ali and Super Junior’s Yesung would be releasing a collaboration song soon.

On February 20, Ali’s agency Juice Entertainment unveiled Yesung’s version of the music video teaser of their track titled “You Are Not Here.”

The duet song will be released on February 24 at 12 a.m. KST. Check out the teaser below!

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Watch: EXO’s Chanyeol And Junggigo Chill Out At The Studio In Teaser For “Let Me Love You”



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After hint after hint, these two friends are finally releasing a track together!

On February 20, Starship Entertainment released a teaser video for EXO’s Chanyeol and Junggigo’s collaboration “Let Me Love You.”

The artists have teased about a possible collaboration several times on Instagram, before the official announcement was made. Chanyeol also later revealed that they’ve talked about working together for a while now, and hinted that the song was the perfect soundtrack to sunny days.

Just like he described, the teaser gives a glimpse of an easygoing, feel-good melody that highlights the artists’ smooth vocals. It also shows them working hard in the studio, as they discussed and recorded the track.

Check out the teaser below and stay tuned for the full release when it drops on February 23 at midnight KST!

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TWICE Gifts Fans With More Cute Individual Photos For “Knock Knock”

Following the release of their slumber party-themed music video for “Knock Knock” on February 20 at midnight KST, TWICE has now shared a fun set of individual photos for each of the members!

The images were released on the afternoon of February 20, and feature the members looking adorable and beautiful as they pull off their both cute and fashionable concept for “Knock Knock.” They appear to be a gift for fans, as the group’s official Twitter wrote in the captions for the photos, “ONCE! KNOCK KNOCK!”.

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TWICE recently wrapped up their first concerts in their first tour “TWICELAND,” and are gearing up to attend the 6th Gaon Chart Awards on February 22 and stage their first comeback performance on Mnet’s “M!Countdown” on February 23.

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B.A.P Reveals Daehyun And Jongup’s Teaser Photos For “ROSE”



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B.A.P has shared their first teaser photos of the members for their upcoming single album!

On the evening of February 20, the group released their first two individual photos for their return with “ROSE.” The pictures feature members Daehyun and Jongup, and both of the images include the symbol of the red rose that has shown up in their previous teasers.

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B.A.P’s new single album “ROSE” is due out on March 7. The group has so far been getting fans theorizing about their comeback with some mysterious teaser photos, as well as has released a detailed comeback schedule. We can look forward to more individual photos of the members on February 21 and 22!

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