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    Congratulations to Colombia’s Pauline Vega, who took the crown as Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday! In honor of her victory, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of our favorite beauty queens who have gone on to very successful acting careers!

    Ximena Navarette — Miss Universe 2010
    Ximena Navarette as Miss Universe 2010; watch her in ‘La Tempestad’

    Lee Honey — Miss Korea 2006
    Lee Honey as Miss Korea 2006; watch her in Shine or Go Crazy,’ ‘Modern Farmer,’ ‘Pasta,’ ‘Shark,’ ‘Partner

    Kim Sa Rang — Miss Korea 2001
    Kim Sa Rang as Miss Korea 2001; watch her in Secret Garden


    Son Tae Young — Miss Korea 2000
    Son Tae Young as Miss Korea 2000; watch her in ‘Two Wives’

    Sonija Kwok — Miss Hong Kong 1999
    Sonija Kwok as Miss Hong Kong 1999; watch her in in ‘D.I.E.,’ ‘On the First Beat’

    Miriam Redito Quiambo — Miss Philippines 1999
    Miriam Redito Quiambo as Miss Philippines 1999 (left); watch her in ‘Kimmy Dora’

    Marjorie de Sousa — Miss Venezuela 1999
    Marjorie de Sousa as Miss Venezuela 1999; watch her in in ‘Love Contract,’ ‘Wild Cat,’ ‘Passion of the Heart

    Blanca Soto — Miss World 1997
    Blanca Soto as Miss World 1997; watch her in Eva Luna

    Alicia Machado — Miss Universe 1996
    Alicia Machado as Miss Universe 1996 (left); watch her in ‘Secreto de Amor’


    Aishwariya Rai — Miss World 1994

    Aishwariya Rai as Miss World 1994; watch her in Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke

    Norika Fujiwara — Miss Japan 1992

    Norika Fujiwara as Miss Japan 1992; watch her in in ‘Star no Koi’

    Go Hyung Jung — Miss Korea 1989
    Go Hyung Jung as Miss Korea 1989 (left); watch her in The Queen's Classroom,’ ‘The Great Queen Seon Deok

    Kim Sung Ryung — Miss Korea 1988
    Kim Sung Ryung as Miss Korea 1988; watch her in Heirs,’ ‘Queen of Ambition,’ ‘You’re Beautiful,’ ‘Iljimae

    Cecilia Bolocco — Miss Universe 1987
    Cecilia Bolocco as Miss Universe 1987; watch her in in ‘Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre’

    Who’s your favorite beauty queen-turned-actress? Let us know in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 


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    Sometimes the writers of our favorite Asian dramas make the names of their characters into an interesting or funny play on words. The names have an intentional secondary meaning in some Korean or Taiwanese dramas. Some names seem like a test to see if we, the viewers, would notice. While other, more blatant character names deliberately tie into the plot of the entire series.

    Here is a roundup of some of our favorite character names from recent and current dramas that are an interesting play on words!

    Yoon Jin Yi looks better than any blade of grass we’ve ever seen in ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love

    Same goes for Gu Hye Sun in ‘Boys Over Flowers

    Can Yin Hang make her name come true with Godfrey Gao by her side in ‘Never Give Up, Dodo’?

    But Godfrey Gao’s character definitely has a ‘fly’ girlfriend in ‘Never Give Up, Dodo

    Im Siwan keeps thinking people are calling him whenever they say ‘yes’ in ‘Incomplete Life

    Kang So Ra is the rock-star employee everyone wants to say hi to in ‘Incomplete Life

    Lee Sung Min’s street smarts protect his team from outside threats in ‘Incomplete Life

    Roxanne Yang has lots of dreams about her future in ‘Love Family

    Song Ha Yoon is like a breath of fresh, spring air compared to her deadbeat family in ‘Sweden Laundry

    Born in a women’s prison, Jung Yi Han’s character has high hopes for a better life in ‘The Legendary Witch

    Baek Jin Hee’s character is named after a root vegetable while her younger brother is named ‘one star’ in ‘Pride and Prejudice’; hmmm… no favoritism there.

    Aaron Yan would be more aptly named ‘little dear’ in ‘Fall in Love With Me

     Lee Si Young explores whether having an affair is ‘valid’ in ‘Valid Love
    River Huang has the perfect name for a man-child who needs to mature and earn his ex’s trust in Boysitter 

    Oh Yeon Seo proves that sometimes barley is preferable to a more polished grain in ‘Jang Bo Ri Is Here

    Yoon Eun Hye’s prophetic character name tries to keep her from repeating history in ‘Marry Him If You Dare

    George Hu is definitely anything but ordinary in ‘Love Cheque Charge

    Did you pick up on these alternate meanings of the above character names? Let us know which is your favorite in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.




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    Have you been watching all the action in the thrilling Monday/Tuesday drama “Healer”? If not, take the time to catch up now, get creative, and walk away with a poster! Viki will give away 10 posters of “Healer” to fans who create our favorite memes!

    Here’s how you can enter!

    Dates for the Giveaway:
    Sunday, February 1 – Sunday, February 15, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

    How to Enter:
    1. Create a meme using any scene from any “Healer” episode and post it in the Comments section of the main “Healer” channel page.
    2. You can post a maximum of one meme per day. If you post more than one meme per day, you will not qualify for that day!
    3. A total of 10 winners will be chosen based on the number of ‘Likes’ received for the meme. The more likes, the better your chances are that you’ll get the poster!
    4. Winners will be notified after Sunday, February 15.

    Prize:
    Official “Healer” poster
    Best meme will be posted on Viki’s social media

    Need some inspiration? Check out the photos below from our favorite “Healer” scenes featuring stars Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young!




    Time to start thinking and working on those memes! 

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC. 


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    Source: WME Radio

    Get ready, American fans! Eric Nam is coming to a city near you!

    The Korean American singer and host will start his first-ever U.S. tour later this month, and he’s headed to New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles!

    Fans will have the opportunity to purchase special ticket packages that include fan-signings or Hi-Touch events. For those who aren’t familiar with Hi-Touch, the highlight of the event will be getting to meet Eric for a high-five.

    Question is, if we miss, do we get a second chance?

    While four cities have already been planned for this tour, there might be a chance that more stops will be added. If you’d like Eric to come to a city near you, head to WME Radio’s Facebook page and vote!

    Check out Eric’s tour schedule and ticket information below!

    All VVIP (fan-signing, 10 percent off merchandise) and VIP (Hi-Touch, 10 percent off merchandise) ticket packages can be purchased on Eric’s 2015 Tour Page.

    February 20: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York | Purchase Standard Tickets
    February 22: Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, Georgia | Purchase Standard Tickets
    February 27: South Side Music Hall at Gilley’s Dallas, Dallas, Texas | Purchase Standard Tickets
    March 1: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California | Purchase Standard Tickets

    All tickets must be picked up at the venue on the day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

    Eric Nam (center) has been the host of the music talk show ‘After School Club’ since 2013

    If you can’t attend any of Eric’s concerts, don’t despair! Join the K-pop star on Viki as he hosts “After School Club,” a live music request show where international fans can interact with their favorite K-pop idols in real time.


    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.



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    There must be something in the air 10 months before February because so many of our favorite Asian stars were born this month! With so many beautiful, talented stars to choose from in a month when we traditionally celebrate love, decide for yourself which stars are your ideal type.

    THE SWEET WHOLESOME TYPE

    February 8 — Baek Jin Hee



    The Korean star of “Pride and Prejudice” and “Triangle” can definitely look sultry when it calls for it, but with a face like that, her sweeter side shines through!

    February 8 — Nam Woohyun




    The singer-turned-actor proves that he can rock any image as part of the popular K-pop boy band INFINITE, but Nam Woohyun’s boy-next-door quality is on full display in his recent starring role in “Hi! School: Love On.”

    February 13 — Lee Sang Woo


    Starring in the popular dramas “Glorious Day,” “A Word From Warm Heart” and “Goddess of Marriage,” Lee Sang Woo has sweetness and sunshine written all over his face!

    February 15 — Jin Se Yeon




    No matter what kind of anguish or upset her characters may face in her recent dramas “Doctor Stranger,” “Inspiring Generation,” “Bridal Mask” and “Five Fingers,” Jin Se Yeon has a resting sweet face, in our opinion!


    February 19 — Amber Kuo




    Taiwanese actress Amber Kuo can be unpredictable, stubborn and materialistic as her characters in “Love Forward,” “Channel-X,” “The Happy Times of That Year” and “Invincible Shan Bao Mei,” but one look into her big eyes will tell you that sweetness is her true nature!

    THE OOZING SEX APPEAL TYPE


    February 9 — Guy Ecker




    Born in Brazil to American parents, Guy Ecker has starred in many popular telenovelas in South America and Mexico. See the sexy actor in “Eva Luna”  and “Passion of the Heart.”


    February 13 — Park Ki Woong




    One piercing look from Park Ki Woong, and your legs will go weak. See those sexy eyes in “Full House Take 2” and “Bridal Mask.”

    February 14 — Ice Preechaya Pongthananikorn



    The drop-dead gorgeous Thai actress is as sexy as they come. Watch her acting prowess in “Opas the Series Season 2.”

    February 16 — Lee Min Jung


    Lee Min Jung may be expecting her first baby with husband 

    Lee Byung Hun in a couple of months, but she will be one of the sexiest moms in Korea! Watch her sultry side shine through in “Cunning Single Lady,” “All About My Romance,” “Big,” “Midas” and “Boys Over Flowers.”

    February 19 — Shahid Kapoor




    Shahid Kapoor is a second-generation Indian actor who has perfected the sexy stare. Watch the seductive actor in the hit Hindi movies “Vivah” and “36 China Town.”

    THE BROODING MYSTERIOUS TYPE

    February 2 — Hong Jong Hyun


    Hong Jong Hyun may show his lighter side as MC of “SBS Inki Gayo” and as a star of “We Got Married Season 4” with Yura, but we can’t get over his mysterious, motorcycle-riding character in the recent hit drama “Mama.”

    February 18 — Kang So Ra



     

     


    Kang So Ra is a beautiful Korean actress who just seems to have a lot going on behind her soulful eyes. Maybe that’s why she plays such smart, multilayered characters in “Incomplete Life,” “Doctor Stranger” and “Dream High 2.”

    February 21 — Kang Ha Neul




    Kang Ha Neul always looks like he’s deep in thought, which adds to his air of seriousness and mystery.   See his many pensive moods in “Incomplete Life,” “Angel Eyes,” “Heirs,” “Monstar” and “To the Beautiful You.”

    February 25 — Rashida Jones


    Rashida Jones may appear in many memorable comedies, but the American actress’s knowing smile gives a hint of mystery to her personality. Watch her dead-pan comedic deliveries in Parks and Recreation Season 1” and “Parks and Recreation Season 2.

    THE FUNNY BOY/GIRL TYPE

    February 11 — Go Ah Ra




    Go Ah Ra is a beautiful Korean actress with unforgettable hazel eyes, but she can make her face contort into the most comedic expressions that few actresses can match. See all elastic facial expressions for yourself in “You’re All Surrounded,” “Reply 1994” and “No Limit.”

    February 22 — Kim Chang Wan




    The veteran Korean musician (of the Kim Chang Wan Band) and actor has played some dark roles (his most recent ones in “Secret Door,” “Secret Love Affair,” “My Love From the Star” and “Who Are You”) but Kim Chang Wan’s naturally smiling face makes us think he must be the nicest guy and much more like the nurturing, caring father figure of his character in Good Doctor.” 

    February 23 — Aziz Ansari




    If there’s an office clown in every workplace, it would be someone like Aziz Ansari. The American comedian became a household name with his iconic role as Tom Haverford in the comedy “Parks and Recreation.” See the funny man in Parks and Recreation Season 1” and “Parks and Recreation Season 2.

    February 28 — Min Hyo Rin




    Min Hyo Rin has had dramatic roles after she broke into television dramas in 2011, such as her maid character in Romance Town,” but her current starring role in the Viki-exclusive drama series Perservere, Goo Hae Ra” proves that she was made for comedy!

    Which star is your favorite? Let us know! Don’t see your favorite stars Choi Jin HyukKim Soo Hyun, Park Shin Hye and Ji Sung, who also were born in February? Not to fear! Their birthday blogs are coming soon!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.




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    As known by pretty much any drama fan, romantic scenes have become a staple in most drama story lines — think back-hugs, open-eyed kisses, and the ever-popular (and our personal favorite) spontaneous love confessions. Although a bit cliché, a slight tad ridiculous, but overall completely romantic, these confession scenes are admittedly some of our favorite drama moments!

    So with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we have to ask, what are your favorite confession scenes from dramaland? Let us know, and you can win the book Making Out in Korean from our friends at Tuttle Publishing!

    This event also kicks off Viki’s “Month of Love,” so be on the lookout for more love-filled events!

    When to Enter: February 8 to February 13 until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

    How to Enter:
    1. Screenshot your favorite confession scene — the cutest, most squeal-inducing scene there is!
    2. Tweet us (@Viki) the screenshot. In your tweet, be sure to include the show title, episode number and the hashtags #VikiLove #LanguageLearning (be sure to include both hashtags!) 
    3. Winners of Making Out in Korean will be notified after Friday, February 13. 
    Example tweet:


    Prize:
    Making Out in Korean, a Korean phrasebook from Tuttle Publishing that’s filled with colloquial and street-smart words and phrases, sure to make you sound like a local!

    Need some inspiration? Check out some of our picks of the cutest confession scenes!

    Kill Me, Heal Me — Se Gi’s Confession

    Surprised after Se Gi (played by Ji Sung) grabs her arm, Ri Jin (played by Hwang Jung Eum) asks him why he’s wearing new clothes. Without answering her question, he pushes back her jacket sleeve and looks at her watch. Once the time strikes 10:00, he tells her to remember “January 7th, 2015, at 10 o’clock on the dot. The time I fell for you.” Check out this moment starting at 55:06!




    After spending the day together with Yuan Fei (played by Annie Chen) and her son Di Bao, Hao Ran (played by Melvin Sia) very smoothly suggests to Yuan Fei that he can help her take care of Di Bao. Looking straight into her eyes, he boldly says without hesitation, “Why not let me take care of him together with you?”



    The Library — Jim’s Confession

    Jim (played by Ananda Everingham) finally confesses the feelings he has kept inside all these years to Ann (the librarian, played by Selina Wiesmann) after they meet at her coworker’s wedding. He says, “If I didn’t come to borrow books, I would’ve found other reasons to come and see you anyway.” Jump to the 20:00 to see this sweet moment! 



    We look forward to seeing your Tweets of your favorite confessions! Good luck! 

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.



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    This is a bittersweet day for fans of Choi Jin Hyuk. It’s the last birthday that the actor, who was born Kim Tae Ho on February 9, 1986, will celebrate before he leaves us to serve his mandatory military service next month!

    Happy 29th birthday, Choi Jin Hyuk!

    We will miss the multi-talented actor, whose breakout role as
    Wal Ryung in Gu Family Book captured many people’s hearts. Audiences famously clamored for more Choi Jin Hyuk when his two-episode arc was completed in the beginning of the series. Their fervor was answered when the writers brought Choi Jin Hyuk back mid-series as a beastly, tortured character who made a lasting impression with audiences and industry people alike.


    Who wouldn’t clamor for more of this kind of a beast? (Photo source: ‘Gu Family Book’)

    Kim Eun Sook, the writer of Heirs was so impressed with Choi Jin Hyuk’s portrayal of Wal Ryung in Gu Family Book that she cast him as Kim Won, the cold-hearted older brother to Lee Min Hos Kim Tan.

    Both these roles heightened Choi Jin Hyuks star trajectory, landing him a leading role in Emergency Couple and the just-concludedPride and Prejudice.


    But hearts broke all over the world when Choi Jin Hyuk announced at the Pride and Prejudice wrap-up party that he plans to fulfill his mandatory two-year military service starting next month!



    Why must you go, Choi Jin Hyuk? (Photo source: ‘Heirs’)

    Let’s hope that the next two years pass quickly and we’ll have Choi Jin Hyuk back in the limelight in early 2017! Although we’re sad to see him go, as a send off, here’s what we’ll miss the most about Choi Jin Hyuk!


    His Irresistible Smile

    Who would’t miss these pearly whites? (Photo source: ‘Emergency Couple’)

    Choi Jin Hyuk’s Oh Chang Min was so adorable in “Emergency Couple,” how did Jin Hee resist him for so long?

    Seriously, even his goofy smile is heart-melting! (Photo source: Emergency Couple)

    But, so is his serious face. (Photo source: ‘Pride and Prejudice’)


    His Dapper Suit Look

    How does Choi Jin Hyuk manage to make a stylish suit look so down-to-earth?
    (Photo source: ‘Pride and Prejudice’)


    His Deep Voice

    Did you know Choi Jin Hyuk can sing? He has participated in the soundtrack for five of his dramas! He showcased his velvety vocals in the following OSTs:


    Listen to “The Scent of Flower” below!



    His Acting Talent

    Choi Jin Hyuk has shown he can do light-hearted comedy in “Emergency Couple” to dark and moody in “Heirs” to intense but playful in Pride and Prejudice.” His versatility combined with his good looks just make us all swoon for him.

    Read more about Choi Jin Hyuk’s drama roles and watch them on Viki!


    His ‘Body’ of Work

    We love Choi Jin Hyuk’s full body of work! (Photo source: ‘I Need Romance’)

    We’re glad Choi Jin Hyuk left us his body of work to keep us warm as we wait for him to come back in two years!

    Happy birthday, Choi Jin Hyuk! We know you’ll come back better than ever!

    What will you miss most about Choi Jin Hyuk? Let us know in the comments below!


    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.



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    For the past few days, we’ve been asking you to nominate your favorite confession scenes and received some adorable, romantic and swoon-worthy submissions (remember to keep entering — there’s still one more day!).

    But have you ever wondered how your favorite star or bias would confess to you? Well, you don’t have to wonder for long because Hank Wu from the upcoming Viki-exclusive drama “Rose Battle” has a special message, made just for you! Check out this exclusive video to find out what he has to say:



    Too cute!


    So while you’re still on that “I’m super excited because my crush just confessed to me” high, it’s only fair that we show you our picks for the best love confessions from some of our favorite dramas! From handwritten notes to a confession set to song to a romantic kiss in the snow, all of these adorable scenes are sure to put a smile on your face. Take a peek at our picks below!

    Love Myself or You — Kai Qi’s Love Confession

    The independent Kai Qi (played by Puff Guo) gathers up all of her courage to finally come clean about her feelings for Zi Jie (played by Jasper Liu). As the two stand face-to-face, Kai Qi shyly flips through a sketchbook with a handwritten note for Zi Jie that simply reads, “But I’ll admit defeat. Fu Zi Jie, I like you.” Take a peek at this adorable moment below!




    Spy — Sun Woo’s Bold Confession

    While walking outside, Yoon Jin (played by Go Sung Hee) runs into Sun Woo (played by Kim Jae Joong), but her happy feelings soon disappear when she realizes that he is giving a piggyback ride to a passed out and very pretty co-worker named Eun Ah. To mask her feelings, Yoon Jin teases Sun Woo about the situation saying that he “must really like her.” After Yoon Jin and Sun Woo drop off Eun Ah at her house, Sun Woo surprises Yoon Jin with a kiss and tells her, “She is nothing more than a co-worker. I only have you in my mind.” See this moment below, starting at 37:24.



    Art Idol — Art’s Birthday Gift Confession

    Aspiring artist Art (played by Chanakan Poonsiriwong) makes a blanket for Foon’s birthday and playfully wraps it around her shoulders. After a playful exchange of words, Foon quickly teases him, saying he only knows how to talk sweet. He coolly responds, “If I don’t, then you wouldn’t talk to me.” Check out Art’s slick confession at the 1:28:10 mark below!




    Angel ‘n’ Devil — Xiao Feng’s Teary Confession

    Charlie (played by Simon Lian) calls Xiao Feng (played by Sylvia Wang) and apologizes for getting upset at her. As he’s talking, she cuts him off and boldly reveals that she’s beginning to like him. Confused, Charlie asks her what she’s talking about, which causes Xiao Feng to break down in tears. The two are soon looking at each other eye-to-eye, and Xiao Feng, still teary, apologizes for putting him in this situation and says, “I really don’t know why I feel this way because I can’t like you.” Watch the emotional scene below!



    The Gig — Yai’s Ring Confession

    At a train station, Yai (played by Kittikhun Sumritpansuk) sings a love song meant to win the heart of Ant, who is watching him from the train trying to hold in her smile. After the song finishes, he jumps onto the train car and looks for her intently. Once he finds her, Yai takes off and offers Ant the ring that was hanging on his necklace saying, “This ring is always close to my heart. Therefore I want to give it to whom I love the most.” Watch the touching scene below at the 1:27:45 mark.



    Any of your favorites missing from this list? Let us know in the comments or tweet us your pick for a chance to win in our giveaway!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.


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    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! We hope your day is already packed with lots of love, but there’s still probably some room for the oh-so-handsome Taiwanese actor and singer Aaron Yan! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a signed poster from his hit drama “Love Buffet!” 

    For a chance to win, you’ll just need to let us know what your favorite Aaron Yan role is! We know, among all the romantic roles that he has played, it’s a tough decision. But you can do it! We’ll be randomly selecting three people to receive a signed poster. The deadline to submit your vote is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, February 28.

    This poster could be yours! 

    Winners will be contacted via email. Vote in the form below and be sure to add your email address (double-check to make sure that the spelling is correct!). 

    So, which Aaron Yan character is your pick? 

    Zhan Shi De  — The Clue Collector


    In this 2008 series, Aaron Yan plays a misfit-turned-good guy, who’s recruited for a secret team called MIT that helps to protect the university. His personality sometimes makes him hard to read, but he seems to have a soft spot for his teammate, Tian Mo Xing (played by Emma Wu).

    Yi Cheng — Love Buffet


    University student Xiao Feng (Reen Yu) falls for her handsome, reserved next-door neighbor, Yi Cheng (played by Aaron Yan). But things get complicated when Yi Cheng’s former love jumps back into the picture. When you couple that with the fact that Da Ye, who happens to be Yi Cheng’s cousin and roommate, develops feelings for Xiao Feng, you’ve got a sticky situation!

    Qi Yi — Just You


    Aaron Yan nd Puff Guo won Best On-Screen Couple at the 2013 Sanlih Drama Awards for their portrayal of nit-picky CEO Qi Yi and free-spirit Liang Liang, respectively. The duo plays total opposites who find themselves in a complicated relationship where the concept of work-life balance is thrown out the window because Qi Yi is not only Liang Liang’s new boss, but also her new landlord!

    Lu Tian Xing/Xiao Lu — Fall in Love With Me


    Fall in Love With Me” is a must-see for any Aaron Yan fan because there’s not just one, but two Aaron’s! Well, sort of. Aaron Yan plays Lu Tian Xing, a budding genius in the world of advertising who takes an unexpected hiatus. He later returns with a brand new look (and persona) as Xiao Lu at the ad agency of Tao Le Si (played by Tia Li). 



    (P.S. For K-drama fans, be sure to also participate in our “Healer” poster giveaway, which ends tomorrow, February 15!)


    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.


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    It’s been a great year for Kim Soo Hyun — from being Elle’s Top Man in the January issue to reportedly earning 500 million yuan (about $81 million USD) in China alone in 2014. Here’s a well-deserved happy birthday to one of our favorite leading men! After a number of TV roles, his breakout role in the hit series “Giant” earned him his first major award, the 2010 SBS New Star Award. Since then, he has been unstoppable! If you’re unfamiliar with his acting, here’s a quick look at some of his work.

    Kim Soo Hyun followed ‘Giant’ with another hit series ‘Dream High’ as the musically-inclined country bumpkin Song Sam Dong.

    Kim Soo Hyun as the noble Crown Prince Lee Hwon in the critcally acclaimed hit ‘The Moon Embracing the Sun

    Kim Soo Hyun as everyone’s favorite alien professor Do Min Joon in ‘My Love From the Star

    Despite his young age, what makes Kim Soo Hyun such an accomplished actor is his unparalleled ability to muster emotion on-screen. He can well up and cry with such a heart-breaking ease that watching one of his emotional scenes leaves a lasting impression. Watch his many faces of sorrow in the Viki montage, “Don’t Cry, Kim Soo Hyun” below!



    Understandably, most of us can’t go visit Kim Soo Hyun and give him a birthday backhug, but you can always visit his new wax statue in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and give your birthday wishes!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    Park Shin Hye has it all. She is the perfect combination of sexy and cute. She can sing, she can dance, she can act. She is always effortlessly chic and stylish. Her past male co-stars include heartthrobs Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, Kim Woo Bin and Choi Jin Hyuk. All the guys want her, and all the girls want to be like her. And today is her 25th birthday! Can life get any better for young Miss Park?

    In honor of her special day, we thought it was about time we wrote down all the things we love about Asia’s “It Girl.” Here are five reasons we just can’t get enough of Park Shin Hye!

    Everything She Touches Turns to Gold

    Park Shin Hye is one of Korea’s most sought-after actresses, with each one of her dramas only boosting her star power to even greater heights!

    She has starred in the hit dramas “You’re Beautiful,” “Heartstrings,” “Flower Boy Next Door,” “Heirs” and “Pinocchio.” While we’re not yet sure what her next television project will be, we can be sure that it will be a huge hit!

    Park Shin Hye must pose as her twin brother in order to keep his boy band together in ‘You’re Beautiful

    She Is Funny, Quirky and Genuine

    Park Shin Hye has appeared on “Top Gear Korea” and endeared herself to fans everywhere by giving her rendition of the “Gwiyomi Song”! See the performance for yourself below!




    Park Shin Hye hasn’t let the fame get to her head and strives to remain accessible to her fans.

    Her Instagram is full of selfies and candid photos that let fans get an inside look at her daily life

    She Brings Out the Best in Her Male Co-Stars

    Park Shin Hye has been lucky enough to share the screen with the likes of Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, Jung Yong Hwa, Choi Jin Hyuk, Kim Jung San and Jang Geun Suk.

    Thanks to her easygoing charm and wonderful acting, the onscreen chemistry between Park Shin Hye and her leading men has been nothing short of sizzling!

    Her “toast kiss” with Lee Jong Suk in “Pinocchio” is so steamy that the video clip has gone viral. Watch the hot scene below!


    (Source: Viki)

    Kim Woo Bin can’t resist Park Shin Hye’s allure in ‘Heirs
    Sweet selfie! Park Shin Hye and and the hunky Lee Min Ho snap a quick photo together
    Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa look like a real couple in this string of photos from ‘Heartstrings

    She Is a Global Style Icon

    Park Shin Hye’s beauty and grace make her an ideal spokesmodel for top international brands.


    Park Shin Hye is the new face of the clothing brand VIKI (Source: couch-kimchi.org) 

    She also made history when she became the first South Korean ever to represent Visa in their international advertisement campaigns.



    She’s Multitalented

    Did you know that Park Shin Hye can dance too? Here, she performs the entire dance choreography to Girls’ Generation’s hit song “Gee” and proves that she can shake her body with the best of them!



    Park Shin Hye’s musical talents are on full display in the video below as she sings and plays guitar during a performance of “Falling In Love With a Friend.” Is there anything this woman can’t do?



    Her many talents make it pretty obvious why we all have such a serious crush on Park Shin Hye. However, there are bound to be some awesome things about her that we missed. What are some other reasons that you are a Park Shin Hye fan? Let us know in the comments!

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    More than 3,500 of the world’s languages are likely to become extinct in the near future. In September, Viki and its parent company, Rakuten, partnered with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages to launch our Endangered Languages program. Today, we’re proud to release our documentary, “Manx: Reviving a Language,” which highlights the role technology is playing in helping to revive Manx and other endangered languages. Check out the documentary below!



    For more information, read more about our Endangered Languages program. Let us know what you think of the documentary in the comments below!


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    If you’re an avid drama fan, you’re probably watching several dramas at the same time, switching from one title to another as you eagerly await new episodes of currently airing dramas to be released. And if you have sharp eyes, you might have noticed that some faces look very familiar!

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The following eight stars may be considered some of the hardest working actors in the industry, as they juggle appearing in two simultaneous dramas. They may don glasses or change their hair, but they are definitely the same actors playing two different characters in concurrent on-air dramas!

    Lee Seung Joon — A Dutiful Son-in-Law vs. A Dutiful Assistant

    Lee Seung Joon in ‘The Legendary Witch’ (left) and ‘Hyde Jekyll, Me

    Lee Seung Joon sports studious-looking glasses for his role as Park Won Jae, a dutiful son-in-law who tries to win favor from his father-in-law/boss in “The Legendary Witch.” For his second role as Kwon Young Chan, the dutiful assistant to a boss with multiple personality disorder in “Hyde Jekyll, Me,” Lee Seung Joon takes off the glasses and puts much more bouncy curls in his hair!

    Hyeri — Crime-Fighting High School Student vs. A College Student

    Hyeri in ‘Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators’ (left) and ‘Hyde Jekyll, Me

    Fun hair accessories and waves in her hair do the trick to make Hyeri look like a high school girl for her role as Lee Ye Hee in “Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators.” For her role as Min Woo Jung, a college student involved in a love triangle in “Hyde Jekyll, Me,” Hyeri goes for a more stylish bob.

    Melvin Sia — A Lawyer With Dangerous Ties vs. A Company CEO in Love With an Employee

    Melvin Sia in ‘Dear Mom’ (left) and ‘Boysitter’? 

    The major change that Melvin Sia makes to go from his role as Du Xiao Fei, a lawyer and triad gang leader’s son in “Dear Mom,” to Wen Hao Ran, the company CEO in “Boysitter,” is to grow a thin mustache! Do you think he can grow that mustache in one day as he switches between roles?

    Oh Sang Jin — A Free-Loading Son vs. A Free-Loading Studious Son

    Oh Sang Jin in ‘Family Is Coming’ (left) and ‘Sweden Laundry’

    To go from playing James, a free-loading adopted son in “Family Is Coming” to Eun Chul, a self-absorbed son who only wants to spend time studying in “Sweden Laundry,” Oh Sang Jin puts a part in his wavy hair and wears smart-looking glasses!

    Lee Shi Un — A Popular Webtoon Artist vs. a Humorless Chief Psychiatry Resident

    Lee Shi Un in ‘Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love)’ (left) and ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ 

    To transform from his role as Park Min Jae, the chief psychiatry resident in “Kill Me, Heal Me,” to Shin Chung Jae, a popular webtoon artist in “Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love),” Lee Shi Un sweeps his hair off of his forehead and shows his bushy eyebrows!

    Xiu Jie Kai — A Playboy Gym Owner vs. A Suave Architect

    Xiu Jie Kai in ‘Dear Mom’ (left) and ‘Constellation Women Series — Aries Woman

    We can’t see much of a physical transformation for Xiu Jie Kai as he goes from playing Chen Qi Le, a skirt-chasing gym owner in “Dear Mom,” to Wang Shao Qiang, an architect who is secretly dating a celerity in “Constellation Women Series — Aries Woman”! 

    Choi Duk Moon — A Fatherly Dentist vs. An Old Bachelor Swim Coach

    Choi Duk Man in ‘Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators’ (left) and Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love)

    The transformation that Choi Duk Moon makes for his two current roles is the most dramatic. As An Hong Min, a dentist and father of one of the girls in “Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators,” the actor has wavy hair that defies gravity with streaks of gray. But for his role as So Shi Min, a professional swim coach in “Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love),” he has bushy straight hair that covers all of his forehead!

    Jung Won Joong — A Comic-Store Owning Father vs. The Techie Accidental-Spy Father

    Jung Won Joong in ‘Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love)’ (left) and ‘Spy

    Jung Won Joong oozes fatherly vibes as he goes from Kang Yong Moo, the comic-store owning father of the main character in “Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love),” to Kim Woo Suk, the high-tech company executive father of the main character in “Spy.” But other than changing his glasses and clothes, there’s not much difference in his two characters’ appearances!

    If you’re not tuning into any of these current dramas, you’re missing out! Full of humor, intrigue and romance, these are some of the best shows on-air right now! Which star’s character is your personal favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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    Sometimes you’re in the mood for a good cry. That’s one of the reasons that drama fans love watching a good “melo” (melodrama) — because some scenes are so dramatic, so powerful, so emotional that they make you break out into an “ugly cry,” which, let’s face it, feels so refreshing afterwards. We know we’re watching a fictional drama, but we can’t help sniffling, slobbering and all-out sobbing during those epic sad moments.

    Here are 15 scenes from our favorite recent dramas that gave us so many feels that the ugly cry came pouring out of us. We dare you to watch each of the scenes below without shedding a single tear!

    Pinocchio Episode 4— When Dal Po’s Father Is Found



    Dal Po (played by Lee Jong Suk) finds out that his father’s body has been found after 13 years —  finally putting to rest speculations that he went into hiding after being responsible for his fellow firemen’s death in a warehouse fire. Dal Po can’t contain his emotions after his father is officially confirmed dead and exonerated of the charges from 13 years ago that ruined his family. Watch the sad scene beginning at 56:40 in Episode 4.

    Pinocchio Episode 11 — When Dal Po Confronts His Long-Lost Brother


    When Dal Po confronts his brother, Jae Myeong (played by Yoon Gyun Sang), and tells him that he is his long-lost brother, Ha Myeong, Jae Myeong is shocked to hear that his younger brother is still alive. Watch the emotionally charged scene at the beginning of Episode 11!

    Healer Episode 15— When Jung Hoo Pushes Young Shin Away



    Jung Hoo (played by Ji Chang Wook) tries to chase Young Shin (played by Park Min Young) away from his house, saying that she’ll get hurt if she stays by his side. Young Shin insists that Jung Hoo won’t hurt her and refuses to leave. When she hugs him, begging him to let her stay, Jung Hoo breaks down and cries. Watch the touching scene at the beginning of Episode 15!


    Punch Episode 5— When a Daughter Tries to Be Brave



    Ye Rin (played by the adorable Kim Ji Young) goes to visit her mother, Ha Kyung (played by Kim Ah Joong), in prison. She forces her aunt to take her there and promises that she’ll put on a brave face and laugh and not cry in front of her mother. But as soon as her mom comes into the visitation room, the tears flow from both mother and daughter! Watch the touching scene starting at 28:40 in Episode 5!

    Punch Episode 8 — When Jung Hwan Realizes He Can’t See His Daughter Grow Up



    In this political thriller that is chock-full of emotions, Jung Hwan (played by Kim Rae Won) is a man who knows that he only has a few months to live. He misses his daughter’s preschool graduation because he was in jail. As soon as he gets out, he has his daughter redo her graduation singing performance that he missed. As she sings a song about wanting to grow up quickly, Jung Hwan is overcome with a flood of memories of his little girl’s first word (“daddy”) and the realization that he will not be able to see her grow up. Watch the heart-wrenching scene beginning at 47:10 in Episode 8!

    Pride and Prejudice Episode 17 — When Yeol Moo Brings Closure for Her Mom


    Yeol Moo (played by Baek Jin Hee) tells her mother (played by Kim Na Woon) that her younger brother’s killer has finally been caught. Even though the news won’t bring him back, Yeol Moo tells her mother that she can finally sleep better at night knowing that the killer will be brought to justice. She also wants both of them to forgive each other and be more understanding of each other. Watch the emotional mother-daughter moment starting at 49:12 in Episode 17!



    The Legendary Witch Episode 27— When Woo Seok Sees His Long-Lost Mother



    After finding out that she is his long-lost mother, Nam Woo Seok (played by Ha Suk Jin) doesn’t share the news with Shim Bok Nyeo (played by Go Doo Shim) right away while he tries to figure some things out first. But every time he sees her, Woo Seok gets choked up. When she thanks him for the glasses he bought her and says that her “dead” son is blessing her from heaven by helping her meet Woo Seok, he gets completely overwhelmed by his emotions. Watching the tear-jerker scene starting at 46:25 in Episode 27!

    Fated to Love You (aka You Are My Destiny) Episode 12 — When Mi Young Faces Her Loss


    After Mi Young (played by Jang Na Ra) is hit by a car and suffers a miscarriage, she and Gun (played by Jang Hyuk) decide to end their contract marriage. Mi Young goes back to the house to collect her things and finds the baby book she made for her unborn child and can’t contain her emotions. Watch the epic sad scene starting at 48:47 in Episode 12!

    Fated to Love You (aka You Are My Destiny) Episode 17 — When Mi Young Learns Gun’s Secret


    After Mi Young returns to Korea after three years, Gun deliberately tries to emotionally distance himself from her, acting brusquely toward her. When Mi Young discovers the true reason for his icy behavior, and that he truly still loves her and their lost baby, she is overcome with emotion. Watch the gut-wrenching scene starting at 54:15 in Episode 17!

    King of High School Episode 15 — When Min Seok Finds His Grandfather


    When his grandfather goes missing, Min Seok (played by Seo In Guk) runs all over the neighborhood trying to find him, with the help of Jang Ho (played by Oh Gwang Rok) and Soo Young (played by Lee Ha Na). When they finally find his grandfather sleeping in a chair in the lobby of a hotel, they are so relieved — until they realize that the grandfather is not sleeping. Watch the sad discovery starting at 57:42 in Episode 15!

    Mama Episode 12 — When Tae Joo Can’t Acknowledge His Son


    When Tae Joo (played by Jung Joon Ho) sees Geu Roo (played by Yoon Chan Young) eating by himself, he joins him and asks why he is eating alone. Geu Roo says his mother is home and he doesn’t want to eat with her. He hates her for being a single mom and the fact that the kids at school tease him about not having a father. Tae Joo had just found out that Geu Roo is his son but he can’t acknowledge it. After Geu Roo leaves the restaurant, Tae Joo is so overcome by guilt and sadness, that he breaks out into a full-on cry in the middle of the restaurant! Watch the emotional scene starting at 8:00 in Episode 12!

    Mama Episode 13 — When Geu Roo Begs to Stay With His Mother


    Geu Roo goes to meet his real father, but the father doesn’t show up. Distraught by the thought that his biological father doesn’t want anything to do with him, Geu Roo begs his mother, Seung Hee (played by Song Yoon Ah), to let him stay with her. He thinks Seung Hee is going to leave him to go on an art tour, but she is dying and is trying to emotionally and physically push him away to protect him. But when he cries and begs her to let him continue to live with her, she agrees, even though she knows she can’t keep the promise. Watch the emotionally charged scene starting at 55:49 in Episode 13!

    You’re All Surrounded Episode 13— When Soo Sun Finds Her Beaten Mother


    After seeing a video that went viral online of her own mother being brutally beaten by a rich lady, Soo Sun (played by Go Ah Ra) tries to find out where her mother (played by Oh Yeong Sil) is. When she finally locates her, Soo Sun is devastated by how her mother’s face looks. Watch the emotional scene starting at 4:49 in Episode 13!

    My Love From the Star Episode 12— When Min Joon Thinks About Leaving Earth



    In what almost appears like an outtake interview, Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) is asked how he feels knowing that his departure date from Earth is fast approaching. His initial answer is “I am not sure,” but as he thinks about the woman he has to leave behind, Min Joon is immediately overcome with uncontrollable emotions and tears. Kim Soo Hyun is so skillful at portraying deep emotion, you can’t help but cry along with him! Watch the masterful scene starting at 58:25 in Episode 12!

    My Love From the Star Episode 21— Is This the Last Goodbye?


    When Min Joon’s mothership arrives on Earth to take him back to his home planet, he knows that he only has precious minutes to say his final parting words to Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun). He tries to keep the mood light by giving her some friendly reminders about how to comport herself in her daily life while fighting back his emotions. But before Song Yi can respond, the love of her life has disappeared! Watch the epic sad scene starting at 6:30 in Episode 21!

    Which emotional scene was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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    Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! For all those who celebrated last week, we hope you were able to relax and spend time with family and friends while ringing in the Year of the Goat! If you’re still in the mood to celebrate (we know that we are!), then don’t miss the “2015 Super Star: A Red & White Lunar New Year Special”!

    With a host of stars in attendance, including Infinite, Cross Gene, Dream Girls, George Hu and many more, it’s a given that all of their stage outfits were going to be incredible. So we have to ask, who do you think had the best backstage fashion? Let us know and you could receive your very own “2015 Super Star” gifts, straight from the show!

    Not sure who to choose? Take a peek at these EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes videos from this year’s special!

    Cross Gene

     

    George Hu and Jam Hsiao 



    Puff Guo, Bii and Amber An 



    Big Four

     

    Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win “2015 Super Star” items!

    How to Enter: Cast your vote in the ballot below.

    Voting Period: February 24 to February 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) (winners will notified after February 27)

    Good luck!




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    Keep track of all your favorite shows with Vikis handy new On Air Calendar!

    What Is the On Air Calendar?

    Do you ever get confused trying to remember when new episodes of your favorite shows are airing? Look no further than Vikis new On Air Calendar! It will only display shows that are currently airing in their home country and are being simulcast on Viki. The date and time is dependent on the user’s local time settings, so if you change the date and time settings on your device, the app’s On Air Calendar will update accordingly. The calendar can be found on the Viki homepage and on our mobile app.


    From the homepage, click the “Global TV” drop-down menu to find the On Air Calendar.


    Here you can find the release dates of the newest episodes of all on-air shows. 


    The On Air Calendar also is available on the Android app. For more information, check out the What Is On Air Calendar? FAQ and stay tuned for the iOS release. What do you think of this new feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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    February 27 marks the 38th birthday of Ji Sung, and fans couldn’t be more excited. But his birthday isn’t the only thing to celebrate; Ji Sung and his wife, actress Lee Bo Young, are expecting their first child in July. The couple has given the baby the nickname of Kwak Bo Be. Kwak coming from Ji Sung’s real family name, Bo coming from Bo Young, and Be coming from the word “baby.”

    To help celebrate the newest addition to Ji Sung’s family, we’ve come up with five fun baby name suggestions based on the recent popular dramas that both Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young have acted in!

    Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young dated for 7 years before getting married in 2013

    Hye + Gi = Hye Gi

    In the drama “I Hear Your Voice,” Lee Bo Young plays attorney Jang Hye Seong, and in his current drama “Kill Me, Heal Me,” Ji Sung plays a man with multiple personalities, one of whom is named Shin Se Gi. To Koreans, every name has meaning. In this case, Hye means intelligent woman and Gi means rising. If the baby is a girl, she will have the potential to do great things just by her name alone. 

    Ji Sung displays his acting talents in ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ by playing 7 different characters!

    Jae + Hyuk = Jae Hyuk

    Lee Bo Young played Kang Jae Mi in “Hooray for Love” and Ji Sung played Min Hyuk in “Secret.” Jae means wealthy and Hyuk means radiant, so this little nugget can possibly be a shining star like his parents. 

    Ji + Young = Ji Young 

    Not only will this name combine two drama characters’ names, but also the parents’ names. Ji Sung played Cha Ji Heon in “Protect the Boss” and Mok Ji Sang in “The Great Seer” while Bo Young played Lee Seo Young in “My Daughter Seo Young.” With this name, Ji means wisdom and Young means valiant (possessing or showing courage or determination). The baby will be both smart and brave. 

    Ji Sung plays rebellious future company chairman Cha Ji Heon in ‘Protect the Boss

    Min + Sung = Min Sung 

    Taking the first part of the name from dad’s drama “Secret” and the second part from mom’s drama “I Hear Your Voice,” Min means people and Sung means victorious. We may have a future president on our hands with a name like that! 

    Ji Sung first acted alongside Hwang Jung Eum in the 2013 drama Secret
    Na + Hyun = Na Hyun 

    Taken from “Kill Me, Heal Me,” where Ji Sung plays a 17-year-old twin named Yo Na, and “God’s Gift — 14 Days,” where Lee Bo Young plays Kim Soo Hyun, Na means beautiful and Hyun means radiant. So the combination will ensure that the new baby “shines beautifully”!

    We wish Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young the warmest congratulations on their new baby and Ji Sung the happiest of birthdays. Do you have any baby name suggestions based on the soon-to-be parents’ dramas? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

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    Throughout the past month, Viki’s “Month of Love,” we celebrated all things lovey-dovey and sweet by sharing our favorite confession scenes and how you would ask someone out in your mother language. Some of you also shared your favorite drama confession scene with us, and we must say, they were all super adorable!

    So, with this month coming to a close, it’s time to test your language-learning knowledge of the best confession scenes mentioned throughout the month! One lucky person will win an awesome language-learning book* from our friends at Tuttle Publishing!

    (*Users must answer the quiz between February 28 and March 8, 2015, to be eligible to win.)

    The questions are a mix of both fan and staff picks, so feel free to take a look at our previous posts to refresh your memory. To prepare, here are the episodes we’ll be asking about. Pay special attention to the scenes that we point out!
    • “Coffee Prince” — Episode 10 (1:01:30 - 1:01:37)
    • “Love Myself or You” — Episode 12 (0:17:27 - 0:17:29)
    • “Kill Me, Heal Me” — Episode 1 (0:56:37 - 0:56:40)
    • “Boysitter” — Episode 10 (0:28:43 - 0:28:46)

    Ready to go? Take the quiz below! There are four questions, so be sure to answer them all and hit “Submit”!
     


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    Volunteer and win all three of these awesome prizes (and more!)

    Kick off “March Madness” by showing off your segmenting or subtitling prowess, and you can win an awesome prize! One segmenter and one subtitler will each receive a great gift pack that includes two signed posters from the popular dramas “Boarding House 24” and “Mr. Right Wanted,” a signed Godfrey Gao photo and more!

    Want to join in on the fun? See the details below!

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEG & SUB-A-THON

    Seg & Sub-a-Thon Period: March 1-7, 2015 until 11:59pm UTC/GMT

    How to Participate
    1. Register for the Seg & Sub-a-Thon by entering your Viki username in this form.
    • Users can register at any time during the sub-a-thon period.
    • You must be registered in order to be eligible to receive the prizes.
  • Segment or subtitle as much as you can! 
  • After March 7, winners will be contacted via PM.

    1. Winners (2): The overall top segmenter and the overall top subtitler will each win the following prize pack:
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      NEW TO SEGMENTING OR SUBTITLING? IT’S EASY!
      1. Check out our Viki U videos on How to Segment and How to Subtitle
      2. Find a video that needs your help through our Project Finder or the Project Board in Discussions and get started! 
      Need some other suggestions for things to work on? Take a peek at these titles!
      **Note: Popular movies or on-air TV shows are managed by volunteer Channel Teams, and only team members are allowed to subtitle those videos. If you want to join a team, just contact the Channel Manager!

      Read our Subtitling FAQs to learn everything you need to know about subtitling. If you need assistance, please visit the Viki Help Center.

      Good luck!


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      Kim Hee Ae and Yoo Ah In heated up the screen with their illicit romance in Secret Love Affair

      As awkward as it was for a happily married woman to tell her husband that she is watching a drama called “Secret Love Affair,” it’s no secret that this drama was one of my favorites from 2014 and possibly all-time. The story follows Oh Hye Won (played by Kim Hee Ae), a woman in her 40s, who falls in love with Lee Seon Jae (played by Yoo Ah In), a piano prodigy in his 20s who is being mentored by her husband. But the fact that the screenwriter and director (Jung Sung Joo and Ahn Pan Seok), as well as Kim Hee Ae, won big at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 3rd APAN Star Awards proves that I wasn’t the only one to think that this was one of the best nuanced, incredibly well-written and well-acted dramas.

      If you’re like me and have felt that nothing else quite like it has been as worthy of watching lately, we’re in luck! The same writer-director team from “Secret Love Affair” has just come out with a new drama, “Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which just launched on February 23!

      The posters for ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’ (like above) have the same style/feel to Secret Love Affair

      If the first two episodes of “Heard It Through the Grapevine” is a good indicator of the mood for this new drama, we are in for a treat! The drama is about a high school boy, Han In Sang (played by Lee Joon), who is under tremendous pressure from his politically connected, affluent parents to do well in school and succeed. But after making a “mistake” with his girlfriend, Seo Bom (played by Go Ah Sung), In Sang’s parents must try to figure out how to keep his bright future intact while trying to keep the family secret from getting out!

      But unlike “Secret Love Affair,” where much of the intimacy between the older Kim Hee Ae and younger Yoo Ah In was off-camera, the hot make-out scenes between Lee Joon and Go Ah Sung in “Heard It Through the Grapevine” are very much on-screen and could teach a thing or two to other dramas of the “shocked, open-eyed, closed-mouthed kiss” variety. The young actors have great chemistry and aren’t afraid to show it — making their story line of getting carried away much more believable.

      The hot make-out scene that went too far in Heard It Through the Grapevine

       Like “Secret Love Affair,” the cast of “Heard It Through the Grapevine” is top-notch. Although the drama deals with serious topics, the writing and acting are so good that you can’t help laugh or smile at unexpected moments as humor is expertly infused in the storyline. When In Sang first learns that Bom is pregnant with his baby the week before her due date, he swears to her parents that he will take responsibility and immediately takes her to meet his parents. That first-meeting scene at the beginning of Episode 2 is one of the most jaw-dropping, unexpectedly funny scenes you will ever see!

      The parents (played by Yoo Ho Jung and Yoo Jun Sang) can’t believe what they are about to witness!

      Be sure to favorite this great new drama and watch what is already looking like one of the best new dramas of the year! Let us know what you think of it after you see the first two episodes!

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