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- 12/05/13--03:30: Hot or Not? Kim Hyun Joong’s 'Inspiring Age’ Haircut
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- 10/26/13--11:48: Our Favorite Spooky Dramas!
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- 11/01/13--03:00: Celebrate These November K-Pop Birthdays!
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- 11/07/13--22:37: M&N’s Debut Makes Pepero Day Special
- 11/09/13--03:00: Korean R&B Singer Jung In to Marry Co-Star Jo Jung Chi
- 11/11/13--02:30: Coming to Europe: 5 On-Air and Upcoming K-Dramas!
- 11/13/13--03:00: Infinite’s First World Tour: One Great Step
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- 12/17/13--04:00: Missing Heirs? Fall Back in Love with These New Korean Dramas
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Few Korean actors have gone through as many style changes as Kim Hyun Joong. For his upcoming January drama, “Inspiring Age,” the Hallyu star sports a short, manly haircut to match his tough character. How does it compare to his looks in past years?
Boys Over Flowers (2009)
In his first major K-drama, Hyun Joong played the soft-spoken second lead, Yoo Ji Hoo. His shoulder-length red hair and sideswept bangs accentuated his elegant, prince-like demeanor.
|Kim Hyun Joong as Yoo Ji Hoo in ‘Boys Over Flowers’|
Playful Kiss (2010)
Hyun Joong took on a more natural black hairstyle to play popular high schooler Baek Seung Jo in “Playful Kiss.” Even without his brightly-colored locks from “Boys Over Flowers,” Hyun Joong’s good looks make him stand out as the most handsome senior in school.
|Kim Hyun Joong’s dark hair still shines in ‘Playful Kiss’|
Barefoot Friends (2013)
On the variety show “Barefoot Friends,” Hyun Joong often covers his hair with a hat, so that only the edge of his bangs is visible.
|Kim Hyun Joong wears a trendy baseball cap on ‘Barefoot Friends’ to cover his new haircut.|
Inspiring Age (2014)
In the newly-released stills for the upcoming drama “Inspiring Age,” Hyun Joong shows off his jet black, short haircut. You can catch the premiere, available to viewers worldwide (except Korea and Japan), on Viki in January!
Kim Hyun Joong cut his hair for his new role in ‘Inspiring Age’|
Despite the intense choreography, LC9 kept pace with the high energy of its songs and even paired the vocals with some nifty footwork. Check out the dance version of the band’s music video to get a taste of their performing abilities!
It’s almost time for Halloween and to set the right mood for the upcoming holiday, we’ve created a list of our favorite spooky dramas that are full of witches, vampires and ghosts! Grab a couple of friends, some popcorn and get ready to hide under the covers!
|See these spooky dramas|
Who Are You
When two police officers team up and one reveals that she can see ghosts, what happens next? Watch as this unlikely pair helps ghosts come to terms with their past!
When an employee has the ability to see ghosts after getting into a bad accident, will her boss be able to save her from her scary world of communicating with ghosts?
Vampire Prosecutor 2
The sequel to the hit series, “Vampire Prosecutor,” Min Tae Yeon is back as he tries to solve unsolved murder cases!
Watch the girls of the popular J-pop group, Dempagumi.inc., attend the White Witch Academy in this school tale about witches, magic and adventure!
The Witch (La Bruja)
In this Colombian telenovela, Amanda Mora, a young woman with a fascination with witchcraft, crosses paths with a ruthless businessman named Jamie Cruz! Watch as power and corruption unfold in this intense drama!
Know of another spooky show we should add to our list? Or have a favorite Halloween tradition you’d like to tell us about? Let us know in the comments below!
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Are you hoping to attend the MBC Korean Music Wave Singapore 2013 concert — featuring the hottest lineup of K-pop superstars sharing the same stage — but haven’t been able to secure tickets?
Viki is giving away 8 Regular Concert Tickets + 4 Rehearsal Passes + 2 Press Conference Passes.
Here’s How to Enter
Answer the following question: In less than 2 sentences, tell us why you should win the tickets to the Korean Music Wave Singapore 2013.
Answer the question in ONE of the following two ways:
We will accept entries for this giveaway from October 16 to October 23, 2013.
For more details about the event, visit the MBC Korean Music Wave site. Enter for your chance to win free tickets today, and good luck!
Can you believe that it’s already November? Where did the time go?
What better way is there to usher in the new month than to celebrate the birthdays of our favorite idols? Here’s a list of some of our favorite music idols’ birthdays:
November 2 - Miryo (Brown Eyed Girls)
November 4 - T.O.P (BIGBANG)
T.O.P is a rapper for the very successful Korean hip-hop group BIGBANG. Check him out in some of our favorite dramas, including “I Am Sam” and “IRIS”! Or check out his solo career with his best known song, “TURN IT UP”!
November 5 - BoA
BoA is a popular singer who recently starred in the drama “Hope for Dating.” Check out Episode 1 now!
November 6 - Kris (EXO-M)
Kris is the leader and rapper of EXO-M, with popular breakdowns in the songs “MAMA”and “Wolf.” Check out his special shout-out to Viki fans!
November 16 - Hyung Sik (ZE:A)
With ZE:A’s recent hits, such as “The Ghost of Wind,” and his recent activity in the much-anticipated new drama “Heirs: He Who Wears the Crown Must Bear Its Weight,” Hyung Sik is quickly becoming one of the most popular idols around!
November 23 - L.Joe (TEEN TOP)
TEEN TOP has been rocking the charts lately with catchy new songs like “Rocking,” and the “Mischievous Rapper” is no doubt one of the reasons why!
November 27 - Chan Yeol (EXO-K)
EXO-K’s lead rapper, Chan Yeol, is known for his interest in playing many different instruments and his super positive attitude! Check him out in all of our favorite EXO videos!
Know of an idol with a November birthday that we missed? Let us know and tell us how you’d celebrate a birthday with them!
|Kim Nam Gil|
A famous quote by the English playwright William Congreve says, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
A woman can start out as your “BFF” (best friend forever), but what happens when that relationship ends up on the rocks? There is nothing more treacherous — or more fun to watch — than a woman who suddenly becomes your worst enemy. Here are three examples of female relationships gone awry from our favorite television dramas and anime on Viki.
In this Japanese anime series, Nanako attends a prestigious girls’ high school and is invited to join an exclusive “sorority” by her new friend, Mary. But Mary tries to drive a wedge between Nanako and her childhood best friend, Tomoko. Could Mary have something up her sleeve in intentionally causing problems between the best friends?
The Greatest Love
Goo Ae Jung (played by Gong Hyo Jin) and Kang Se Ri (played by Yoo In Na) were in the same popular K-pop girl group that broke up years ago in this 2011 Korean drama series. The former friends are no longer on good terms over some unknown event that happened years ago. Se Ri, who is now the bigger star, wants to make sure that Ae Jung continues to live marginally as a has-been. Will Se Ri also steal away Ae Jung’s man?
What is your favorite example of a female relationship that goes from good to bad? Let us know!
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Love is in the air for Korean celebrities this year. A few months ago, we watched the blockbuster wedding ceremonies for Lee Byung Hun/Lee Min Jung and Ji Sung/Park Bo Young. It seems to now be in vogue for stars to tie the knot after meeting on the set of TV dramas and movies. This time, we celebrate the modest and low-key marriage of two talented musicians.
Indie musician Jo Jung Chi proposed to his girlfriend of 11 years, R&B singer Jung In, while filming the final episode of the reality show, “We Got Married.” The real-life couple played virtual newlyweds as part of the show, performing such “married life” tasks as moving into a new home and entertaining dinner guests.
As a finale event for their segment on “We Got Married,” Jo Jung Chi surprised Jung In with a marriage proposal. However, Jung In is opposed to the idea of a big wedding ceremony and the institution of marriage itself, so she responded sadly with, “Don’t do this.”
|Jung In and Jo Jung Chi have decided to forgo a traditional wedding.|
Congratulations from Viki to this kind and talented pair!
We’re excited to announce that the following five Korean dramas are now available to European viewers, in addition to viewers in the Americas. See the exciting stories that are now available for you to enjoy!
The Suspicious Housemaid
A stoic and mysterious new housekeeper helps the Eun family recover from the tragedy of losing a mother.
Madly in Love
A decade after a man loses his first love, he falls in love with her younger sister only to face the intertwined tragedies of their two families that were caused by their parents.
The Woman Who Married Three Times
A mother and her two grown daughters deal with family, love and heartbreak in this family drama.
Upcoming in December
My Love From the Star
This romantic comedy is about an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Chosun Dynasty and has lived four lifetimes. In modern-day Korea, the alien falls in love with an actress. Watch it next month!
Song Mi Kyung is happily married to a successful businessman, until she finds out that her husband is having an affair. What is she plotting when she decides to lie low and get closer to the cheating couple?
Click here for a list of 50 other K-dramas that also are available in Europe!
This year, Korean boy band Infinite went on its very first world tour, visiting all of its fans from Seoul to Jakarta, Indonesia; San Jose, California; and even London! Fans from all over the world prepared themselves for this very special concert, learning all the words to their favorite songs and even preparing presents for the band’s members!
Of course, being fans of Infinite, we had to go and prepare ourselves for the concert as well!
First, we learned all the words to the band’s newest song, “Destiny.”
Then, we painted our nails in celebration of Infinite’s official color (“metal pearl gold”) and the first world tour! The gold is for Infinite, and the blue-grey represents the color scheme of the newest album, “Destiny.”
After that, we got ready to attend the concert with our friends!
|Viki’s Brittany and Stephanie with friends!|
It was incredible to see the boys live, and their passion and joy of meeting with their fans truly showed in their performance! There was plenty of “aegyo” (making cute faces) and fan interaction — Woohyun even gave a rose to one very lucky fan!
L sings to his adoring fans!|
|Sungyeol and Dongwoo perform during the finale!|
|The boys serenade us with ‘Going to You’|
|L takes solo stage|
Infinite performs ‘Nothing’s Over’|
|Sunggyu walks through a sea of fans|
|Sungyeol touches a fan’s hand|
|Woohyun gives a ‘thumbs up’ to the fans|
|Infinite waves goodbye to everyone|
Overall, the concert was amazing, and we absolutely cannot wait for the boys to go on another world tour and visit us! Infinite, fighting!
Special thanks to our friends at 24-7 KPOP for all the wonderful photos of the concert!
|Wang Si Ping in ‘Deja Vu’|
|Amanda Zhu in ‘The Fierce Wife’|
|Jia An in ‘Just You’|
From the above scenarios, would you say these meddling characters are full of themselves or simply delusional?
We promised more apps for the holidays and we're delivering on that promise: Watch your favorite Viki shows when, where and on what device you want. After our successful launch on Xbox 360, we're happy to announce that Viki is now available for free on Chromecast, Google’s new TV-connected device that wirelessly delivers video and audio entertainment onto any TV screen.
Viki joins a handful of other popular video streaming apps--including Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go--made available over the last few weeks on the US $35 Chromecast.
|Viki on iPhone|
|Viki on Android|
Have you ever wanted to contribute to the subtitles on Viki but never thought you could because you only know one language? Here’s an excellent way to contribute: Segmenting! (Another great way is captioning!)
Here’s how you get started!
Segmenting is done using the “Segment Timer” tool. To open the tool, click on the “Segment Timer” button located at the top right of the video page.
This short tutorial video will show you the basics of segmenting using the Segment Timer:
Good segmenting is a skill that takes time to master, so we recommend that you practice and gain experience on short-form videos (e.g., Music and News) or channels with fewer volunteers (e.g., Classics). Remember: You may segment freely on all channels managed by Viki, but as a courtesy, please contact the Channel Manager if he/she is a Viki community member.
For a more detailed guide to segmenting, check out our articles: Using the Segment Timer and How to Segment a Video. Check out these great community-created resources for more help and information about segmenting: The Segmenting 101 Project and Learning By Doing.
If you have any other questions that we haven’t answered here, please write to us at the Help Center and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
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If you haven’t heard of Mario Maurer, you’ve been missing out. This half-Thai, half-German heartthrob is a talented model and actor with global appeal. He stars in the Chinese short film, “To Each a Flower,” which is available on Viki for viewers worldwide. Here’s why you should check it out:
|Thai-German actor Mario Maurer stars in ‘To Each a Flower’|
|Who’s hotter: 2PM’s Nichkhun or Mario Maurer?|
|Mario Maurer dresses with style in ‘To Each a Flower’|
|The short film follows the struggles of a troubled couple|
|Beautiful Chinese pop star A Duo stars in the film|
As the end of 2013 approaches, it’s time for the annual Viki Fan Favorite vote! The power is in your hands. What was your favorite couple, drama, comeback and more? Let us know by casting your vote below. And encourage your friends to vote as well!
This year featured a number of fantastic K-dramas, with plots ranging from high school anguish to ghosts and revenge. Park Shin Hye struck gold with her appearances alongside Lee Min Ho in “Heirs” and Yoon Shi Yoon in “Flower Boy Next Door.” The Hong Sisters delivered the best horror comedy to date with “Master’s Sun.” Hwang Jung Eum brought us to tears with her performance in “Secret,” and Lee Jong Suk showed acting skills far above his years in “I Hear Your Voice.” Which did you think was the best drama of the year?
The sun has finally set on "The Heirs," one of the hottest Korean Dramas of 2013. We'll miss the sweet hugging scenes between Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, and we'll look forward to seeing Kim Woo Bin take the lead role in a future drama. As we remember our favorite moments in Heirs, let's not forget that there are more great K-Dramas currently airing and on the way!
Inspiring Generation (premieres January, 2014). The much-anticipated comeback drama of Kim Hyun Joong is almost here and will be available worldwide!
|Watch Kim Hyun Joong in Inspiring Generation next January.|
Let's Eat (Thursdays on Viki). This drama is for all of the foodies, with enticing close-ups of Korean BBQ Beef and jjajangmyun noodles. Make sure you've already eaten before watching!
My Love From the Star(premieres December 18th). Kim Soo Hyun plays an alien who comes to Earth and falls in love with a top Korean actress.
Miss Korea (premieres December 18th). Lee Seon Gyun helps an old high school classmate (Lee Yeon Hee) prepare for the Miss Korea competition, but there are many obstacles along the way.
Which Winter K-Drama are you most excited to see?
A middle-class girl is accepted to a prestigious school, attended by only the most elite students. She struggles to make friends but catches the attention of the school’s good-looking, wealthy bad boys, known as the F4. What could possibly go wrong?
|Boys Before Friends features a multicultural cast.|
|Joseph Almani will play Lee Min Ho’s ‘Boys Over Flowers’ counterpart role in the U.S. version|