New Stills for Upcoming KBS Drama “Manhole” Released

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The promotion is starting to pick up speed for the upcoming KBS2 drama “Manhole: Feel So Good”. Kim Jae Joong and UEE are posing together as their characters in front of the camera. Their clothes (and hair in Kim Jae Joong’s case) keep the funky retro vibe which we’ve seen in the previously released teaser. It’s the first drama for Kim Jae Joong after his military service ended in the beginning of this year. For UEE it’s the first drama in the year 2017. Last year she received a “Best Actress Award” for her work as the female lead in the drama “Marriage Contract”.

The stills down below are from scenes of the actual drama. Previously we’ve seen the exact same scenes from Bong Pil’s (Kim Jae Joong) perspective. Now we can see Uee’s character Soo Jin gently apply sunscreen on Pil’s face.

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Pil seems to thoroughly enjoy her hands on his face and they share an endearing look between each other.

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“Manhole: Feel So Good” is a comedic time – slip drama. Main character Bong – Pil is a 28-year-old civil – servant exam partaker whose been in love with the neighbourhood beauty Soo Jin his whole life. Suddenly she declares that she’s going to get married. Depressed, Bong – Pil falls into a manhole. But instead of just falling into it, he fell through time. Exactly one week back. Now he’s trying to prevent Soo Jin from marrying, but the butterfly effect takes place and the changes in the future are graver than he bargained for.

The drama will premiere on the 9th of August.

Source: ENews and Enews

KBS Reveals Descriptive Character Posters for Upcoming Drama “Manhole”

On July 31, KBS2’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama “Manhole: Feel So Good” released character posters of the four main leads, JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong, UEE, Jung Hye Sung, and B1A4’s Baro.

“Manhole” tells the story of an unemployed man named Bong Pil (Kim Jae Joong) who falls into a manhole by accident and ends up traveling back in time. The subtitle of the drama, “Pil in Wonderland” (tentative title), demonstrates how crazy and unusual Bong Pil’s adventure will be.

The drama has already gained attention with its hilarious video teasers:

Kim Jaejoong will take on the role of Bong Pil, the strange time traveler. His 28-year one-sided love for his “friend” Soo Jin (UEE) is forced to come to an end when she announces her marriage with someone else, and he falls into a manhole during that moment of despair. The actor has a cute pout on his face (see image above), while his poster reads, “You think you can leave me alone and get married to another guy?”

UEE will play Bong Pil’s one-sided love, Soo Jin. She’s the official beauty of the neighborhood, but in addition to her chic and sophisticated visuals, she also has a sloppy side to herself. The poster reads, “You’ll come to my wedding, right? You’re my one and only best friend,” indicating the complications in her relationship with Bong Pil

Jung Hye Sung will be Jin Sook, the straightforward “Sook-prite” ( a wordplay on her name and Sprite) of the group. She’s the smartest out of all of them, but at the same time, her craziness is also unrivaled. Her poster says, “You used to say bullshit about having a blind date! Now you’re saying you’re getting married?

Baro will play Jo Seok Tae, who is both Bong Pil’s best friend and an old enemy. He appears to be kind and shy, but he’s someone who can deceive with his smiling face and stab his friend in the back. He says, “No matter what, I’ll definitely win over you! As long as you go down, my life is a success!”

Meanwhile, “Manhole” is the work of PD Park Man Young of “All About Marriage” and “The Vineyard Man” and screenwriter Lee Jae Gon of “TEN.” It will premiere on August 9.

Source: Soompi

“The Bride of the Water God”‘s Shin Se Kyung Thanks her Fans

On the 29th of July, Shin Se Kyung celebrated her birthday on the set of the tvN drama “The Bride of the Water God” in which she stars as So Ah, the female lead. The cast and staff enjoyed a birthday cake together.

To Shin Se Kyung’s and her colleagues surprise her fans didn’t forget her special day and send a truck with tea and coffee as a birthday gift to the set. This gift was much appreciated by the team as their struggling with filming the drama in the heat and humidity of the rainy season. Shin Se Kyung took thank you pictures with the truck and posted them on her Instagram.

Shin Se Kyung expressed her gratitude to her fans by saying,”I was very surprised as I didn’t think of my birthday. Because my fans cheered me on, not only I but all of the staff were able to complete the shoot pleasantly. I want to express my thanks to those that congratulated me.”

Source: TV Report

You can catch a new episode of “The Bride of the Water God” every Monday and Tuesday on tvN or on the streaming side of your preference.

LaBoum’s Sol Bin Thanks “Reunited Worlds” Co – Star Lee Yeon Hee

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Sol Bin, a member of the girl group LaBoum gave an interview to SBS funE about her role as a restaurant employee in the fantasy romance drama “Reunited Worlds”. Sol Bin’s acts as Nam Soon Jin – the friendliest with Jung Jung Weon (Lee Yeon Hee) in the restaurant – who welcomes guests and serves them food and adds natural fun to the episodes when she appears.

Solbin says about her character, “Soon Jin is a very sociable and active person, who puts in a lot of effort to have a bright atmosphere at the restaurant and to become its mascot.” She shared, that she and Lee Jeon Hee shared acting stories when they first met. “Lee Jeon Hee approached me first and told me some trivial story and I want to honestly say ‘thank you’, because of that I was able to be more comfortable (on set, around her).”

Solbin is an idol singer and has been working as a music host while starting her acting career with small roles. After the drama “Solomon’s Perjury” and the movie “Dual: Final Round”, “Reunited Worlds” is her third acting job. “I want to seriously pursue acting. I want to show the viewers different kinds of characters, like cute acting actors or serious characters.”

“Reunited Worlds” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 pm KST. You can either check it out on SBS or on the streaming website of your choice.

Source: SBS

Weekly Movie and Drama Release Preview

Movies

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Japan)

Release Date: August 4, 2017

Genre: Action/Comedy/Fantasy/Live – Action Adaptation

Set in the fictional town of Morioh. A high schooler, Josuke Higashikata (Kento Yamazaki) called Jojo and his friends are thrust into a new world they never knew existed. He’s the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. He possesses a Stand (super power) called ‘Crazy Diamond’. The power allows him to restore or fix broken objects or animals.having to face off against deadly Stand users whilst trying to uncover the mysteries of the mystical Arrow and how to stop its wielder.

I’ve never read the manga. Even though a lot of people recommended it to me. But from a non – fan view, it looks good.

 

Drama

(C) Nam Ji Eun and Kim In Ho

Fall From the Sky (Korea)

Premiere Date: August, 2017

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Paul is a half – angel. Born to a human mother and an angelic father, he used to live in heaven. Until he was punished and fell to earth. There he has to fight against a multitude of evil beings with his powers of positivity. He’s invisible, but there is one human woman, able to see him: Seo Hee.

This is the adaptation of the popular Korean web comic “Fall from the Sky” (kor. 하늘에서 떨어진 폴) by writer Nam Ji Eun and web artist Kim In Ho published on “Comico”. Due to its popularity, it has been published in book form and receives now its TV – adaptation as a mini – series.

I couldn’t find a lot about this. There is no trailer yet and it’s only known that it’s going to air sometime in August. The only ones casted so far are Yoon Hyun Min who previously starred in OCN’s “Tunnel” and An Woo Yeon who had roles in “Circle: Two Worlds Connected” and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soo”. But their character assignments haven’t been released yet.

As soon as there is more information, I’ll post an update.

 

The Cast of “Tokyo Ghoul” gets Quizzed During the Movie Premiere

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(From left) Director Kentaro Hagiwara, Shunya Shiraishi, Hiyori Sakurada, Yo Oizumi, Masataka Kubota, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Kunio Murai, Kai Ogasawara (C) Modelpress
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional translator
On July 29 “Tokyo Ghoul” officially premiered in Tokyo with actor Masataka Kubota, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Shunya Shiraishi, Hiyori Sakurada, Yo Oizumi, Kunio Murai, Kai Ogasawara and director Kentaro Hagiwara taking the stage and greeting the public for on the day of the launch. A quiz was played after the greeting and the group was split into two teams. Ghouls (Kubota, Shiraishi, Sakurada, Murai) and humans (Suzuki, Oizumi, Ogasawara, director Hagiwara), though Kubota made a joke about being half-half though as he played the protagonist Kaneki, a human – ghoul hybrid.
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Masataka Kubota and Nobuyuki Suzuki checking each other’s answers (C) Modelpress
Kubota made the audience laugh with, “It’s okay for me to be with them (the Ghoul team)right?” The winning team would be able to gift 17 present coasters to visitors of the event. Oizumi, who acted as MC, confirmed that those 17 present coasters are rare items which one can not easily get, Oizumi said “Is there anything they cannot get?!” and excited the venue with his Tsukkomi.
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Both teams answered the first two questions correctly. The third question seemed to be too difficult for both teams, as none of them answered correctly. The last question was: “What is the name of Mado’s wife?” Oizumi who played Mado joked and was part of man team joked with them “I do not remember. I fast – forwarded until it’s my scene, ‘s the only thing I’m interested in.” However, Oizumi was worried that “only my wife’s name is going to be remembered (laugh)”, and holds his head as if troubled. As a fan of the original, Ogasawara was able to answer correctly and the human team won the quiz.
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Hiyori Sakurada receiving her picture as Hinami Fueguchi
Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the portrays of the cast drawn by Ishida Sui, the mangaka of the original, himself.  Kubota already previously received his portray, said that it is now in his apartment. The rest of the cast was moved by the portrays they received. Nobuyuki Suzuki was deeply impressed with his drawing and exclaimed: “I think mine is the best! (laughs)”.
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Nobuyuki Suzuki with his portrayal as Kotaru Amon (C) Modelpress
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Yo Oizumi smiling while holding his painting as Kureo Mado
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Shunya Shiraishi and his movie self Nishiki Nishio

Behind the Scenes Stills Released for “The Bride of the Water God”

Shin Se Kyung, the actress who is portraying So Ah in the Korean Drama “The Bride of the Water God” uploaded a couple of behind the scenes pictures on her Instagram account. Check them out below!

Shin Se Kyung and male lead Nam Joo Hyuk in the forest at the end of episode 1
Shin Se Kyung attached to strings during her stunt scene at the end of episode 3
Shin Se Kyung during a shooting break

You can check out more pictures on Shin Se Kyung’s account.

Meanwhile, the production team of “The Bride of the Water God” also released behind the scenes pictures.

Im Joo Hwan studying his lines and checking his acting performance.
Nam Joo Hyuk and Park Kyu Sun on the set of “The Bride of the Water God”

Source: Osen and TV Daily Asia

The next episode of “The Bride of the Water God” will return on Monday. Check out the promo teaser for episode 9!