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- 09/06/13--04:00: Let’s Cook With Viki: Pot de Creme and Super Fudgy Brownies!
- 5 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
- 2 large egg yolks (the whites can be saved for an egg-white omelette, perhaps?)
- 4 ramekins or other small, oven-safe bowls
- 1 high-sided baking dish or roasting pan
- 1 box of brownie mix (or you could make a tray of your favorite brownies)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of milk or heavy cream
- 1/3 cup of butter
- 1 1/3 cups of chocolate chips
- 09/07/13--03:30: The Strong Side of Women
- 09/09/13--10:40: Top 5 Evil Mothers-in-Law in Dramas
- 09/11/13--12:01: Shows That Take You Back to School
- 09/14/13--03:30: Viki’s Top 5 K-Pop Female Singers
- 09/16/13--09:56: The Irresistible ‘Oops! Kiss’ in Dramas
- 09/20/13--07:00: Sexy, Action-Packed ‘Innocent Lilies’ Premieres Today!
- 09/22/13--05:30: Not All Dramas Are About Romance!
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- 09/24/13--03:30: K-Pop Videos Pay Tribute to Past Iconic Scenes
- 10/06/13--04:00: Gear Up for October K-Pop Comebacks
- 10/11/13--04:00: The Best Makeovers in Drama History
- 10/12/13--04:00: From K-Pop to K-Drama (Music Stars Who Have Crossed Over)
- 10/17/13--04:30: Top 10 Best Drama Couples
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Ta-da! This week, we offer a special DOUBLE recipe edition of “Let’s Cook with Viki” — why, you ask? Because this week’s theme was inspired by this man:
|Vanness Wu, Taiwanese American Superstar|
Alright, enough fan-girling, let’s get cooking!
As always, make sure your work space is clean and your hands are washed!
For the Pot de Creme:
Tip: When melting chocolate, do not use a plastic bowl. Instead, use a double boiler, or place a metal bowl filled with chocolate and cream over a bowl of gently boiling water. If absolutely necessary, you can use a microwave-safe bowl and simply microwave your chocolate to melt it.
This next step can be a bit tricky, so I recommend reading through this thoroughly before trying — or at least looking up a video that shows what it means to “temper.” In a small bowl, whisk the two egg yolks together and slowly add a bit of the warm chocolate mixture to the yolks to temper them. Whisk the chocolate-egg mixture until it is well combined and then add it to the rest of the chocolate mixture — at this point, the chocolate should have a slightly glossy sheen to it.
Next, pour your tempered chocolate mixture into the four ramekins. Place the ramekins into your high-sided baking pan, and fill the baking dish with water until it reaches a little higher than the halfway point on your ramekins.
Bake your pot de creme for about 30 minutes in the 350º oven, or until the centers are still a bit jiggly. Remove from the oven and place the ramekins in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
Garnish with whip cream (homemade or store-bought is fine) and a sprig of mint — it’s a great way to turn these small little chocolate custards into something that would impress anyone!
For Super Fudgy Brownies:
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Cheryl Yang plays the role of Shan Wu Shuang, a career woman who has now become a top editor at iFound magazine, working hard to find news exclusives. The key to her heart was her boyfriend, but a misunderstanding between them led to a six-year fallout. Any other woman might have been emotionally crippled by the experience, but Wu Shuang stays strong to become her own woman she is today.
Famous Taiwanese model Sonia Sui stars as Xie An Zhen, a loving and patient wife to Wen Rui Fan (played by James Wen). But what appeared to be the perfect marriage wasn’t so perfect after all. Disaster strikes when her husband falls in love with her cousin, but instead of backing down, An Zhen shows unbelievable strength in fighting for what she deserves. She then moves on from her failed marriage to a better future.
Coming from Taiwanese pop girl group S.H.E, Hebe plays the role of Yi Sheng Xue, the daughter of the owner of 13th Street. Having grown up in a black triad family under the care of her bodyguards, she tends to come across as a little overbearing and boyish. From picking a fight to being composed while being tied up and dragged away, Sheng Xue is a tough nut, that’s for sure!
Muscular arms and a body that smells like roast pork all day — these are not exactly the qualities a man looks for in a woman. But when Hu Shan Bao (played by Amber Kuo) meets Sun Wu Di (played by Nicholas Teo), who doesn’t seem to mind her masculinity or her smell, she is taken aback and decides to make him hers. Even though Shan Bao is used to facing rejection, she is the type of girl who gets braver with every obstacle she faces. After she takes a minute to console herself, she carries on with life like the strong person she is.
Do you admire the fight in these ladies? Let us know what you think!
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Evil knows no boundaries, especially when it comes to a mother-in-law (in dramas, at least)!
These women want to be the Queen Bee, and they won’t let anyone stand in the way of getting everything they want, including the undivided love and attention of their beloved sons.
Here’s our list of the top five evil mothers-in-law from our favorite dramas:
1. Bang Young Ja — “A Hundred Years’ Inheritance”
In our recent blog post about “The Most Terrifying Drama Villains,” we already talked about the most evil mother-in-law to grace television dramas in recent history — Bang Young Ja (played by Park Won Suk) of the Korean drama “A Hundred Years’ Inheritance.” Although she was already included in our previous list, she still takes the No. 1 spot on this list. This woman could make any woman think twice about getting married for fear of inheriting a mother-in-law like her.
2. Marcela Arismendi — “Eva Luna”
Marcela Arismendi (played by Susana Dosamantes) is the type of evil incarnate that you hope never to cross paths with. The character from the Venezuelan telenovela slowly poisons her own husband so that she can claim their fortune for herself, tries to kill off her daughter’s boyfriends’ parents so that he will marry her daughter unfettered, and tries to get rid of the woman who threatens her daughter’s beauty. Watch the trailer below to get a taste of this intense telenovela!
3. Fang De Rong — “Autumn’s Concerto”
Fang De Rong (played by Linda Liu) is very persistent in making sure her son marries the woman she chooses in this popular Taiwanese drama. She drives her son’s true love away and does her best to keep them apart and make sure that her memory is erased forever.
4. Lee Jung Sook — “Goddess of Marriage”
Lee Jung Sook (played by Yoon So Jung) is the quintessential snooty ultra-wealthy socialite who is condescendingly hostile to her two lowly daughters-in-law and wants to put them in their place. The two-faced woman smiles to the outside world like everything is just perfect and then whines and nags at her two daughters-in-law as if she alone carries the burden of “educating” them to become proper Cheongdam-dong (high-society area of Seoul) wives. Did we mention that the daughters-in-law have to begin breakfast preparations at 5 a.m. every day, despite working full-time jobs? Oh my!
Here’s the funny trailer for “Goddess of Marriage,” introducing the four main couples:
5. Moon Boon Hong — “Secret Garden”
Moon Boon Hong (played by Park Jun Keum) is the main protagonist Joo Won’s mother in this Korean drama. She is the epitome of wealthy excess, always dressed in fur and bejeweled accessories. But it is her harsh condescension towards our hero, stuntwoman Gi Ra Im, that makes us cringe. Constantly insulting Ra Im for growing up raised poor, Mrs. Moon throws water in Ra Im’s face and kicks her own son out of the house, just for being in love. With parents like that, who needs enemies?
If these women don’t make you shake in your shoes, we don’t know what will! Is there another mother-in-law you think should have made this list? Let us know!
School is back in session! Get back into the academic mind frame with these shows that are all about school. From high school loves to sports rivalries, these series all make the grade and will make you want to hit the books again.
This classic anime series tells the story of 16-year-old Nanako Misonoo, who attends a
prestigious girls’ high school and falls into a world of female rivalry, love, chaos and heartbreak.
She recounts her experiences navigating the minefields of this high-pressure school in a series of letters to a previous tutor she addresses as “brother.”
“Answer Me 1997 (Reply 1997)”
A group of five close friends who met in high school reconnect 15 years later to relive their youth during the late 1990s when the new K-pop and idols craze ruled their lives. Which two friends’ passionate idolization of K-pop stars turned into a genuine love for each other? Watch the series now and then get ready for the announced prequel “Answer Me 1994” coming this fall!
Every young girl dreams of becoming a princess when she grows up. But sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. A college co-ed who is descendent from the last emperor of the Chosun Dynasty undergoes etiquette training to become a princess. See the trailer now.
A pickup three-on-three game of street basketball between two rival colleges determines who controls the neighborhood basketball court. Things get heated when the captains of the two rival teams both fall for the same girl.
See the first trailer for the exciting new J-drama that will be coming soon about a group of young girls who come to learn the art of witchcraft at the White Witch Academy.
We hope these shows put you in the right mindset to return to school. Let us know which is your favorite school-themed series!
We’re always cooking, eating and spending time in the kitchen coming up with delicious new recipes for you to enjoy. Of course, these recipes are perfectly paired with your favorite dramas!
Before we head off to K-Pop Korean Restaurant, let’s watch a few of our favorite K-pop music videos to put us in the right frame of mind for Korean food!
Dancing yet? Good, now let’s head out to eat some delicious Korean food!
Located on 499 Castro Street in San Francisco, California, K-Pop Korean Restaurant served up some delicious food for us, including ...
Soon Dobu Jigae — a soft tofu stew served with rice and yummy mushrooms. We loved how the spiciness was just right!
Ojinguh Bokkum and Mandu — stir fried spicy squid and rice, served with Korean dumplings. The mandu (dumplings) were served with a very yummy dipping sauce that really brought out the flavor of the mandu!
Dubu Kimchi — a kimchi and pork stir fry served with delicious tofu on the side. The presentation of the dish was as beautiful as the dish tasted — a perfect mix of kimchi and pork!
Dol Sat Bi Bim Bap With Beef — rice served with assorted vegetables and beef served in a very hot stone bowl. The bi bim bap had a very generous amount of beef and a wide assortment of vegetables to enjoy with the toasty rice!
And of course, while we were there, our favorite K-Pop music videos were playing on large television screens in the restaurant the whole time!
The owner, Nam Kim, served us a brand of Korean rice beer, known as Saeng Makgeolli — a very fresh-tasting beer made with uncooked, unsterilized rice. This means that the beer has a short shelf life of only about 10 days, but it also means that it’s very fresh when drinking!
Kim also talked to us about how makgeolli is a very popular drink among college-aged students in Korea, where they often drink it in large bowls, rather than in a glass.
While we spoke with Chef Kevin, we had the honor of watching his incredible cooking skills as he quickly whipped up a deep-fried shrimp dish served with a delicious honey-based sauce.
Looking for something to do this Friday night? Visiting San Francisco soon and looking for something fun and exciting to do? Then why not stop by K-Pop Korean Restaurant, say hello and eat some ultra-yummy Korean food!
K-Pop Korean Restaurant is located at:
Thanks so much, KPOP, for hosting us, and a very big thank you to Nam Kim and Chef Kevin for serving us a delicious meal!
Got another restaurant or recipe that you’d like us to make on “Let’s Cook with Viki?” Tell us below in the comments!
From fast-paced dance tracks to cutesy hair-tossing numbers, there is nothing we have yet to see from these highly popular Korean singers. Korean pop music, or K-pop as we affectionately know it, has been a huge part of Viki’s music library and has received much love from the community. Today, we introduce to you to five of Viki’s most-loved female Korean vocalists!
Also known as Lee Ji Eun, IU has blossomed from a meek guitar player who did covers like 2PM’s “Heartbeat” into the outstanding and well-loved singer-actress she is today. Dubbed the “nation’s little sister,” this 20-year-old has received much attention for her sweet voice and adorable looks.
Gentle-looking women who turn into divas belting out impossibly high notes on the stage, the pop duo of Lee Hae Ri and Kang Min Kyung show why they have been dubbed the “Queens of Ballads.” Having only been in the industry for about five years, they have already claimed several awards, such as the prestigious Bonsang Award (awarded to Top 10 selling artists) at the 19th Seoul Music Awards and the “Best Vocal Performance Group” award at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Are these artists your Top 5? Let us know if you think we should have included anyone else!
In a previous blog, we shared our picks for the Top 10 Hottest K-Drama Kisses. There are many types of kisses that seem to happen again and again in dramas, but today we’re going to focus on one of the most entertaining and unrealistic kisses imaginable: The “Oops! Kiss.”
What’s an “Oops! Kiss”? Check out Moon Geun Yeong and Park Shi Hoo’s demonstration from Episode 9 of “Cheongdam-dong Alice.”
|Park Shi Hoo and Moon Geun Yeong’s ‘Oops! Kiss’ in Episode 9 of ‘Cheongdam-dong Alice.’|
|Go Mi Nyu remembers her disastrous kiss a day later, in Episode 2 of ‘You’re Beautiful.’|
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Are you ready for the action-packed fantasy series “Innocent Lilies”? The Japanese series, starring the lovely and talented ladies of J-Pop idol group Dempagumi.inc, is coming exclusively to worldwide audiences on Viki! Make sure you favorite the Channel to get a notification when new episodes are uploaded.
“Innocent Lilies” (白魔女学園), directed by Koichi Sakamoto (stunt coordinator and director of “Power Rangers” and director of “Kamen Rider”) and written by Reiko Yoshida (writer of “K-ON” and “Girls und Panzer”), tells the story of a group of girls who attend a witch training school known as the White Witch Academy. The series promises a ton of action, horror and sexy “moe” scenes! It'll be one of those things that you just won’t want to miss.
I had the incredible fortune to meet the beautiful ladies of Dempagumi.inc at Japan Expo and talk to them about their experiences filming the series. They were so much fun to talk to, and, of course, incredibly cute — the experience made me look forward to the series even more!
You’ve only got a few more hours to wait until the series is released. In the meantime, check out the sexy, action-packed trailer!
This drama is a fast-paced action thriller about a South Korean secret agent accused of being a terrorist. Along the way, he teams up with a North Korean secret agent as they work together to uncover the truth behind who may have framed both of them.
This Japanese medical drama tells the tale of a beautiful, yet headstrong female surgeon who isn’t afraid to change the rules of the game, even if it means speaking up when everyone else is afraid to talk.
This Philippine fantasy drama chronicles the story of a super heroine named Darna as she attempts to take down her arch nemesis, Valentina!
A recent American sci-fi series directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, “Falling Skies” tells the story of life after a post-apocalyptic alien attack renders Earth into nothing more than a survival of the fittest!
This suspenseful Korean drama centers on a man who is falsely accused of murder shortly after discovering that he has a daughter suffering from leukemia and he alone can save her. Can he keep himself alive and stay out of jail for two weeks until his daughter’s surgery date?
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
When a son learns that his father is actually his kidnapper in this Korean drama, his entire world turns upside down as he struggles to come to terms with who he really is, as well as what his life really means.
Warrior Baek Dong-Soo
This epic historical Korean thriller depicts the life of the legendary folk hero Baek Dong Soo and the obstacles he endures before he can become Chosun’s most legendary swordsman!
Like these dramas and looking for even more kick-butt adventures? Then check out Viki’s “Action & Adventure” section for all your favorite fast-paced and exciting dramas!
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Music is no longer just about the tunes and rhythms. Chart rankings are gradually taking their place as an indicator of music appeal and quality. We have stepped into an era where chart rankings — be they sales, downloads or fan votes — determine the popularity of a song or artist. Let’s take a look at some of these chart toppers that have blown the industry away since their release!
|Gotye and Kimbra’s bodies are painted with stop-motion animation|
Bad Meets Evil: “Lighters”
Rich Lee, who directed the music video, also directed Bad Meets Evil member Eminem’s music video for “Not Afraid.”
Following the success of “So Sick” in 2006, the American R&B singer managed to clinch his second UK No. 1 single with “Closer” in 2008. Scoring high as Ne-Yo’s most successful single in Europe, the song reached No. 60 on Rolling Stone’s“100 Best Songs of 2008.”
Justin Bieber: “Baby”
|Justin Bieber and Ludacris, who is featured in the MV|
These tunes gained almost unanimous positive reviews from critics peaked at the top of the charts. Which song do you think truly deserved its spot?
Brown Eyed Girls: “Kill Bill”
The lovely ladies of Brown Eyed Girls weren’t subtle with their homage to the 2003/2004 Quentin Tarantino film “Kill Bill.” From the iconic whistling, to the integration of the film’s music, to the costumes and use of color, not to mention the title of their music video, the members of Brown Eyed Girls put together a fun and sexy music video that we can’t help but to watch over and over again. We’d like to think that Mr. Tarantino would be proud and flattered by this great tribute!
We love the confidence, sexiness and determination in this song. The five members light up the room with their energetic dance, beautiful legs and hot outfits. We also think that this video references a bit of Pink’s music video “Get the Party Started”— they go to a super cool club in colorful ’90s-inspired clothes and show off some fun dance moves. Don’t you just love the colors and hot moves?
Do you know of a music video that we missed? Let us know in the comments!
|IU in ‘You & I’|
|Block B in ‘Nillili Mambo’|
|T-ara in ‘Sexy Love’|
|Nine Muses in ‘Ticket’|
A number of other groups have been rumored to be making a comeback soon: Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, EXO, B2ST, Hyuna, 2NE1, Epik High, 4minute and SPICA. Which artist are you most excited about making a comeback?
|Luisa became ‘Victoria’ to take revenge on the evil Montero family in ‘Always on My Mind’|
|Jin Da Hua’s two faces in ‘Princess’ Stand In’|
Holy Battle in Couleur de Rose
Makoto Miki’s cheating husband can’t believe his eyes when he sees his wife transformed into a beautiful supermodel in this Japanese drama. See Makoto Miki try out modeling for the first time in Episode 2:
|Housewife Makoto Miki becomes a fashion model in ‘Holy Battle in Couleur De Rose.’|
Go Eun Chan, the tomboyish heroine of this popular Korean drama series, has a difficult time adjusting to her new outfits and personas. Even with fancy clothes and makeup, Eun Chan’s true personality comes out. Nice try!
|Go Eun Chan can’t hide her tomboy style in ‘Coffee Prince.’|
Many of our favorite TV stars actually got their start on stage! See these K-Pop stars who have crossed over into K-Dramas. We've listed some of our favorites below:
Hwang Jung Eum In "Secret"
Before she became the leading lady on the most popular Wednesday night K-Drama Secret, Hwang Jung Eum was in the K-Pop group Sugar in 2002. She left the group after two years to pursue acting and since then she has appeared in Full House 2, Golden Time, Incarnation of Money, and Can You Hear my Heart.
Watch the trailer for on-air hit Secret below:
Seo In Guk
This solo K-Pop singer has captured viewers' hearts with his sweet, earnest acting in Reply 1997 and Master's Sun.
|Seo In Guk as a high school student in 'Reply 1997'|
The former member of girl group Chakra began acting over a decade ago. Since then she has acted in many shows like History of a Salaryman and King of Dramas. You can watch her in the new medical drama Medical Top Team, starring alongside Kwon Sang Woo and SHINee's Choi Minho.
|Jung Ryeo Won in her K-Pop Days|
Yoon Eun Hye
This baby-faced beauty was once in a K-Pop group called Baby V.O.X. You can see her in the Korean film Afrika, and dramas Coffee Prince, and Goong (Princess Hours).
|Yoon Eun Hye in 'Goong (Princess Hours)|
This lovely lady got her start in the popular all girl K-Pop group Miss A, but has gone on to star in several hit dramas including Big and Gu Family Book. Her strong stage presence has definitely carried over into her on-screen characters!
K-Pop Star Suzy in 'Gu Family Book'
Which stars would you like to see crossover next?
They go together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and chocolate and strawberries. These couples from our favorite television dramas have great chemistry, always look out for each other, and simply look great together.
Here is our list of the Top 10 favorite couples from television dramas from around the world.
1. I Hear Your Voice — Soo Ha and Hye Sung
Although Soo Ha (played by Lee Jong Suk) is only 19, and Hye Sung (played by Lee Bo Yeong) is a decade older, he made a promise when he was a boy that he would always protect her from a dangerous killer. When he keeps his promise, even putting his own life at risk, what woman could resist that kind of love and devotion?
2. Love Around — Zhou Zhen and Xiao Shu and Love, Now — Shi De and Yi Ru
What more proof do you need that a couple has great on-screen chemistry than starring in not one — but two — dramas in a row? George Hu and Annie Chen did just that when they starred together as a gangster’s son who falls for a bubbly radio DJ in the 2013 Taiwanese drama “Love Around” and as a CEO and advertising executive who meet on vacation in the 2012 drama “Love, Now.”
3. Made in Cartagena — Watusi and Flora
They say that if you can dance well together, then a couple is meant to be together. That is certainly the case for Flora (played by Carmen Villalobos) and Watusi (played by Khris Cifuentes), who set the dance floor on fire with their sizzling rendition of the Champeta, a form of tropical dance that originated in Cartagena, in this 2012 Colombian telenovela.
4. Queen In Hyun’s Man — Boong Do and Hee Jin
True love can traverse the time-space continuum and bring you to the love of your life, even if you have to travel 300 years in time to get there. Chosun Dynasty scholar Boong Do (played by Ji Hyun Woo) is transported to modern-day Seoul to meet actress Hee Jin (played by Yoo In Na) to help her prepare for a role of a lifetime. The chemistry was so good on-set that the pair became a true-life couple after the series!
5. Wild Cat — Mario and Rosaura
When you marry the man of your dreams, the road to happily ever after can be very bumpy indeed. But the enduring love of Rosaura (played by Marlene Favela) and Luis Mario (played by Mario Cimarro) shows that love can’t be easily extinguished no matter how hard other women may try in this 2002 Venezuela telenovela, which was recently added to Viki.
6. Master’s Sun — Joong Won and Gong Sil
You know that a man is meant for you when he can make all the ghosts around you disappear when he touches you. Cool and calculating retail CEO Joong Won (played by So Ji Sub) is a shelter from the scary world that surrounds the sweet, ghost-seeing Gong Sil (played by Gong Hyo Jin) in this 2013 Korean drama.
7. Gu Family Book — Kang Chi and Yeo Wool
Nothing says love like standing by your man even if he turns out to be half-beast. The fearless martial artist Yeo Wool (played by Bae Suzy) doesn’t cower or desert Kang Chi (played by Lee Seung Gi) as he discovers his true identity and then struggles to become a real human in this 2013 Korean drama.
8. Just You — Qi Yi and Liang Liang
Qi Yi (played by Aaron Yan), the CEO of a marketing design company, is uptight and fastidious. His employee and unexpected tenant, Liang Liang (played by Puff Guo), is peppy and happy-go-lucky. The unlikely couple seem to be made for each other when they come together in this 2013 Taiwanese drama.
9. That Winter, The Wind Blows — Oh Soo and Oh Young
In this 2013 Korean melodrama, a conman (played by Jo In Sung) takes on the identity of a dead friend, Oh Soo, and pretends to be the brother of a blind heiress in order to swindle her out of her money. But Soo falls in love with his pretend sister, Oh Young (played by Song Hye Kyo), and becomes her greatest protector.
10. Eva Luna — Daniel and Eva
When you look this good together, a couple can withstand any number of pressures to tear them apart. Eva (played by Blanca Soto) and Daniel (played by Guy Ecker) manage to make their relationship work despite a large number of misunderstandings perpetrated by those who want to break them up in this 2010 Venezuelan telenovela.
Yikes! Less than two weeks until Halloween, and you still haven’t figured out a costume yet! Also known as All Hallows’ Eve, the holiday is celebrated in the United States and many other countries in the Western world on October 31 by dressing up in costumes. If you still haven’t picked a costume, we’ve got you covered! Find inspiration with some of our favorite looks from television dramas!
Boys Over Flowers
Know four very sexy, very rich boys? Then why not go as Jan Di and the F4? All you need to do is have four boys drive expensive cars and have one boy act like Jun Pyo — curly hair and all. Break out into spontaneous fights throughout the evening, and you can easily pass as Jun Pyo and Jan Di!
Here’s another great idea for a quick group costume: dress up as the students from the White Witch Academy! Grab an all-white school uniform (or a white skirt with a sailor shirt) and up to eight friends and you’re all set to go! Bonus points if you can replicate all their haircuts and colors!
The Magic Blade
Looking for something totally epic? Dress up as Fu Hong Xue! He’s the son of a legendary Chinese martial artist who seeks revenge against his father’s killers! Plus, it’s a great excuse to wield a cool-looking sword for the evening!
Looking to survive a post-apocalyptic Earth? Go ahead and skip washing your hair for a few days and dig out your grungiest-looking pants. If you’re really dedicated, you can go ahead and skip showering altogether for a few days! Find a few friends and fight some alien bad guys together on Halloween night!
We hope these suggestions help you to think beyond the zombie, minion or Miley Cyrus costumes that everyone else will be dressing up as this year. Here’s to having a happy and safe Halloween!
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Did you catch the premiere of the hot new K-drama, “Basketball” this week on Viki? The show airs every Monday and Tuesday, so add the channel to your Favorites and cheer on the “Slam Dunk Team” of volunteer translators!
Basketball As a Full-Contact Sport
Old-school basketball was a free-for-all brawl-fest, as you can see from the hard-hitting trailer below. The former director of “Slave Hunters/Chuno” is sure to bring us the best in action scenes!
Lots of Hunky Eye Candy
We can already tell that this show will be full of athletic eye candy. In the first episode, you can spot cameo appearances by hunky stars Lee Jung Jin and Oh Ji Ho. And we can’t resist the expressive eyes and ear-to-ear smile of lead actor Do Ji Han. Finally, our hero’s suave rival is played by former fashion model, Jung Dong Hyun.
Increase Your Korean History IQ
“Basketball” is based on the true story of Korea’s first national basketball team, which made it to the 1948 Olympics in London. That means you can enjoy the drama while getting your Korean history education, too!
|A timed comment on the first episode: “yay get to watch a drama + be productive by learning history LOL”|
Wonder Girls member Ye Eun (Yenny) plays a smart and kind-hearted best friend named Bong Soon. We hope to hear her sing, too!
|Wonder Girls' Ye Eun plays Bong Soon|
Historic Drama at Its Best
If you’re still depressed because “Bridal Mask” is no longer on TV, then “Basketball” can rekindle your Japanese occupation-era angst. Watch Kang San grow up, find love, and inspire a nation while following his passion for basketball.
|Like ‘Bridal Mask,’ ‘Basketball’ takes place during Japanese imperialism.|
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