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- 02/08/13--08:00: _Asian Action Movies
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- 02/11/13--09:30: _Timeless Romance
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- 02/24/13--10:48: _13 Trends for 2013
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- 01/29/13--22:10: See Baron Chen in These Taiwanese Dramas
- 01/31/13--14:33: Jay Chou Fights Crime in "Panda Man"
- 02/01/13--13:00: Featured QC: Sofiya399
- 02/04/13--11:04: The Couples You Meet in K-Drama, Part 1
- 02/06/13--16:00: Add this Taiwanese Pop Song widget to your blog or website!
- 02/07/13--09:04: The Couples You Meet in K-Drama, Part 2
- 02/08/13--08:00: Asian Action Movies
- 02/09/13--09:00: More dramas from Taiwan available now!
- 02/10/13--11:30: Enjoy More Classic Cartoons
- 02/11/13--09:30: Timeless Romance
- 02/12/13--08:20: Celebrate Love This Valentine's Day
- 02/14/13--16:21: K-Pop Stars Love their Pets
- 02/18/13--11:27: Happy Birthday Park Shin Hye!
- 02/19/13--12:07: Ladies, Can We Really Have it All?
- 02/20/13--12:01: Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape
- 02/20/13--18:26: UPDATE: Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape
- 02/21/13--11:05: Top 10 Moments of Strong Heart
- 02/24/13--10:48: 13 Trends for 2013
- 02/25/13--13:55: Who Would Be a Good Match for Wonder Girl's Ye Eun?
|Taiwanese Drama 'Because of You'|
|Baron Chen in 'Because of You'|
Are you ready for some crime-fighting, martial arts action? Then don't miss the movie Panda Man Heroic Detective (熊貓人之神探李奧), a crime action thriller, directed by and featuring Chinese pop icon Jay Chou, together with a star-studded line-up.
In the year 2030, the brilliant detective Leo leads his team of police in pursuit of the evil gangsters who murdered his father. His childhood friend chooses to fight crime in a different way, wearing a panda mask and following the criminals to their hideout.
|Jay Chou gets tough with criminals in "Panda Man"|
We'd like to introduce you to a very special member of the Viki community, who hails from the United States and has been on Viki since November, 2011. She goes by Sofiya399 and you might see her around the K-Pop channels and Taiwanese dramas. She's a fan of SM Entertainment boy groups, so drop by her profile and send her a picture of Super Junior M, EXO, and Hangeng to brighten her day. Here are her Sofiya399's answers to the Featured QC Questionnaire, so you can learn a little bit more about her:
When did you join Viki?
How have you contributed to channels on Viki?
Segmenter, Subtitler, Editor, Moderator, Manager.
How did you discover Viki, and how did you get started as a contributor?
I was first attracted to Viki through a friend who sent me a link to a drama. It wasn't until my junior year when I actually started contributing. I started out as a Korean translator and moved into being an overall translator. I taught myself how to segment, making sure that everything was timed perfectly, and only when I perfected it, I actually started segmenting for dramas. Somewhere in between, I started managing and moderating for different dramas. I love being able to work with the variety of people and contributing to dramas that some of my favorite actors are in. It's a great feeling when a project is fully completed.
|Jae Hee is Sofiya399's favorite actor. Watch him in May Queen!|
In the world of K-Drama, there are only so many ways to fall in love. And even though we can easily predict the plot of most love stories from Episode 1, we can't resist seeing that first spark, the first realization that someone is about to fall hard. In honor of the quickly-approaching Valentine's Day, here are some of the most common pairings:
The First Loves (첫사랑)
In the beginning, nearly all K-Dramas built up the main romance over the course of many years, taking us from childhood to adulthood. What better way to tug at some heartstrings than by playing flashbacks of pure innocence and joy? But there wouldn't be any "drama" if fate hadn't separated the couple in the cruelest of ways. Watch I Miss You to see just how cruel fate can be -- and get your tissues ready (available worldwide except for the Americas). Love Rain, starring Jang Geun Suk and Im YoonA, is another romantic tearjerker, moving back and forth between the couple's courtship in school and the chance meeting of their children later on. Reply 1997 takes a light-hearted approach, taking you along on the ride as one boy pursues his high school crush. Love Rain and Reply 1997 are available in the Americas.
The Office Couple
These characters are just trying to get their work done, but "someone" keeps getting in the way. Somehow, they keep bumping into each other, and getting put on the same projects (which often involve staying up late together and getting stuck out in the woods). Take King of Dramas, where the unlikely couple of an arrogant, eccentric producer and pure-hearted writer grow to love each other through the production of the writer's first drama. In Pasta, as well as Panda & Hedgehog, we learn that preparing food can bring people to understand each other in the cutest of ways. Pasta is available in North America, Africa, and the Middle East; Panda & Hedgehog worldwide except for select countries. The King 2 Hearts, available in the Americas, Indonesia, and Malaysia, may be the toughest "office couple" of all - a North Korean military officer and South Korean prince!
|Donghae is a prickly porcupine in the bakery with Pan Da|
As we continue to add more and more videos from around the world, we’re also thinking of new ways for fans to enjoy those videos!
You can now addourwidgets -- collections of videos grouped by a certain theme that play in one compact player -- to your website or blog! For example,Here's a widget for Taiwanese Pop songs.
We'll continue to grow the number widgets that we offer, as well as their themes and collections. And we'd love to hear what widget themes you'd like to see! Please send us your thoughts and ideas, or just leave them as comments to this blog!
Right now, we welcome all Viki fans to embed these widgetson your personal blogs and websites. You can find all widget embed codes here.
|Taiwanese Singer Kenji Wu|
It's almost Valentine's Day, so we'd like to take a look back and appreciate the many kinds of romance we see in Korean Dramas. Part 1 of this list was posted on Tuesday.
The Secret Couple
If you've watched any drama in the past few years, you've probably noticed a common theme among most of the couples: one of the characters must protect the other's hidden, dark secret. We're all familiar with the popular story of a girl pretending to be a boy, followed in You're Beautiful, To the Beautiful you, Coffee Prince, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and K-Pop Extreme Survival. But this theme takes a new turn in Flower Boy Next Door, where Enrique Geum protects the secret of his new neighbor's peeping tom behavior. You can see him catch her spying in Episode 1, below. The "Secret Couple" (unfortunately) never seems to include the sweet, understanding soul who discovers the secret first. All we can hope for is that the second-lead actor gets the girl in another show, like Jung Yong Hwa in Heartstrings.
The Fantasy Couple
Much like the Secret Couple, the Fantasy Couple also has something to hide from the world. But this time, the secret is so bizarre that even most friends would laugh and throw both characters into a mental hospital if they found out. Actress Shin Min Ah enjoys playing supernatural characters, like a ghost in Arang & the Magistrate and a flesh-eating fox spirit in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Body-swapping dramas, like Big and Ohlala Couple, force characters into extremely close contact, especially with someone they're trying to escape from. Finally, the time-traveling Yi Gak in Rooftop Prince becomes his co-star's top responsibility upon his arrival from the Joseon Dynasty. That's one secret I'd love to keep in my attic!
|You'd be awkward too if your girlfriend were a "Gumiho"!|
The Contract Couple
This could be called the extreme version of the Office Couple, because the relationship starts as nothing but a business transaction. Who in their right mind would enter into any kind of binding contract with a hot-headed, deceitful, and controlling man? Just ask stylist Jang Man Ok in Full House Take 2, or pastry chef Kim Sam Soon. They might not admit it at first, but Hyun Bin and No Min Woo's hot characters were an offer they just couldn't refuse! Turn the tables on this scenario, and watch Yoon Eun Hye spread rumors about being married to a reluctant Kang Ji Hwan in Lie to Me.
These couples are anything but ordinary, but which one keeps you guessing week after week?
Licensing Regions: Heartstrings, K-Pop Extreme Survival, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, and You're Beautiful are available worldwide except in select countries. Coffee Prince, My Name is Kim Sam-Soon are available in Africa, the Middle East, and North America. To the Beautiful You, Rooftop Prince, Ohlala Couple, Big, and Lie to Me are available in the Americas. Sungkyunkwan Scandal is available in North America.
Viki Cinema will presents these great Asian action movies!
"Once upon a Time" - Stars Park Yong Woo from current k-drama "My Love, Madame Butterfly." Set in 1940s Korea, Park Yong Woo plays a con artist who makes a living selling Korean artefacts to the Japanesse. He falls for a jazz singer played by Lee Bo-Young, a secret burglar responsible for several high profile thefts. Neither realize the both have the same goal - stealing a valuable diamond from the Japanese authorities stationed in Chosun.
|Once Upon a Time|
"Heaven's Soldier" has a little something for everyone from action to comedy, time travel, to historical war drama. When North and South Korea plan to disarm a nuclear warhead, North Korean officers steal the warhead. A South Korean platoon is sent after them to retrieve the nuke, but they time travel back to 1572 through a time rift. Back in the Chosun Dynasty, the modern-day military officers come face-to-face with a legendary Korean admiral who is fighting foreign invaders. Can the officers find the missing warhead and return to the present?
|Eddie Peng and Choo Ja Hyun in "Scent of Love"|
Will their destinies change in the present? Will their love be able to unite in the present? Watch the show to find out!
Local Hero is a mystery comedy drama, and definitely a must watch. It takes on a special storyline about a little town in Taiwan that has always been ordinary and peaceful. But then, a series of strange incidents start to occur, disrupting the daily lives of people there.
Will the town residents uncover the truth behind the strange incidents or will they be exposed to a shocking local secret, watch the story unfold here!
These dramas are now available in the US and various parts of Asia.
Take a trip down memory lane with these classic cartoons. Viki brings you 5 cartoons that are definitely worth revisiting, so sit back with your popcorn and watch away.
The Woody Woodpecker Show
Everyone can remember Woody's infectious one of a kind laugh from their youth. Woody Woodpecker’s crazy antics promise nothing short of a good giggling session. This series shows everything from Woody’s fight with a stubborn feather to a battle with Wally Walrus for a spot on the local synchronized swimming team. Presented by NBC Universal, join Woody Woodpecker on Viki for a hilarious good time!
|The Woody Woodpecker Show|
|Curious George with William H. Macy|
We all know the line “I’m strong to the Finich, cause I eats me spinach,” the key ingredient to Popeye's superhuman strength. With a gulp of a can of Spinach he is able to escape and rescue his love Olive Oyl from distress! Go back in time to watch your favourite sailor eat his favorite food.
A little lady in a classic red dress with her signature high pitched voice, Betty Boop brings you through her many adventures in life, so join in by watching the first episode below!
Here’s to the courageous black cat who fights against bad guys for his loved ones! The first episode shows Felix going all out to bring back his beloved duck, Goldie which was stolen by Captain Kid! Find out if Felix succeeds by watching it now!
These shows will remind you of your childhood and bring a smile to your face
In the spirit of Valentine's Day and a continuation of our classic movie highlights, enjoy these four timeless romances. True love stands the test of time, and these timeless romantic classics are filled with unlikely and fateful situations that bring lovers together or tear them apart, & are guaranteed to put you in the loving spirit.
A Star Is Born is the 1937 American dramatic film about a young farm girl, Esther Victoria Blodgett (Janet Gaynor), who comes to Hollywood to try to make it as an actress. There she meets one of her acting idols, an alcoholic aging movie star, Normain Maine (Frederic March), who helps her launch her career. With his help she becomes an overnight success, and accepts his marriage proposal.This film is available to viewers worldwide.
|A 'Love Affair'|
|Cyrano de Bergerac|
|Follow these successful single friends looking for love in 'I Need Romance'|
Indonesian love story "Heart"
|JYJ's Micky Yoochun with Harang|
|G-Dragon and Gaho|
|Park Shin Hye|
|Miss A's Suzy|
Which of these K-Pop pets do you think has the most loving idol owner?
Today we're celebrating the 23rd birthday of one of the most adored actresses in Korean Drama, Park Shin Hye. This sweet and kind-hearted star has many talents, including acting, modeling, and singing. You can watch some of her excellent acting in this season's hottest drama, Flower Boy Next Door.
|Park Shin Hye plays a shy hermit in Flower Boy Next Door|
Known for her cute, round features and pure personality, Park Shin Hye first appeared as a child actress in classic Korean Drama, Stairway to Heaven. Later, she would act in star in the Princess Hours spin-off, Goong-S and family drama, Kimcheed Radish Cubes. She even makes a number of fun cameo appearances in King of Dramas and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.
But even with her busy acting schedule, Park Shin Hye devotes a great deal of time to service and volunteering. She has traveled to Ghana with the "Stop Hunger" campaign, and has even served food to the needy in Korea on her birthday. She is truly a beautiful lady, inside and out!
|Park Shin Hye volunteered in Africa in 2011|
Ladies, can we really have it all? A dream job, successful relationships, great friends, children, and a fabulous shoe collection as well? This week it's all about the ladies.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 5
Prepare to go on an emotional roller coaster ride with the Kardashian family as they wield their sharp tongues and go over-the-top with their antics. In this season, single Kim tries to move on and tries to pursue someone new, but her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile her older sister Kourtney struggles with her family and her boyfriend as they try for a second baby.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian
Whoever doubted that women can't make it to the top has clearly never met the ladies of Lipstick Jungle. Follow the professional and personal lives of three best friends Wendy Healy, Victory Ford and Nico Reilly. They want it all: love, life, careers, and they won’t stop until they reach the top. Watch as they support each other through the careers, relationships, and strut their way to success!
Real Housewives of Orange County, Season 6The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality TV series, following the lives of affluent housewives in the Southern California beach community of Orange County. These are not your average stay-home moms, and they'll show you that money can't always buy you happiness.In season 6, the ladies battle personal issues, from failing marriages to children struggling in school.
These 3 NBC titles are available only to viewers in the South East Asia region.
|Follow these single ladies in Seoul in 'I Need Romance 2'|
Thirty-five-year-old Korean actor Park Shi Hoo has been accused of raping an entertainment trainee after a night of drinking at a bar. The trainee, who filed a complaint with the police, claims that she met Park Shi Hoo through mutual acquaintances, became drunk, and then her memory blacked out before waking up in bed with the actor.
|Actor Park Shi Hoo denies allegations of assault|
We previously reported that Korean actor and star of popular Korean Drama, Cheongdam-dong Alice, has been accused of raping a 22-year-old entertainment trainee following a night out drinking. The trainee told police she meet Park Shi Hoo through a mutual acquaintances and that she blacked out before waking up in bed with the actor.
Park Shi Hoo's representatives have denied all allegations of sexual misconduct and released an official statement stating the encounter with the trainee was consensual. You can read a translation of Park Shi Hoo's official statement here.
|Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape|
The popular Tuesday evening Korean talk show “Strong Heart” aired its finale episode last week. The show had many memorable guests, and entertaining moments since its debut in 2009.
Strong Heart guests battle each other to tell emotional stories to make viewers laugh or cry, the best storyteller wins the show. The unique format allowed viewers a look into idols stars' lives. We look back at the most memorable moments with the Top 10 Moments of 'Strong Heart':
1. Episode 92: Super Junior ranks the most handsome members of the group
|Ranking of most handsome men of Super Junior by Super Junior members|
Previous winners of the title Strong Heart from past episodes return to battle it out this time to see who is the King of Kings.
|King of the Kings Special|
When MC questioned ‘s about his first kiss, T.O.P surprised the studio with his confession saying:
|T.O.P reveals he had his first kiss in front of his mother!|
Little PSY Hwang Minwoo & actress Park Minha hold their own "
|Little Psy does 'Gangnam Style'|
5. Episode 78: Goo Hara's dance tutorial for Lee Seung Gi
KARA's Goo Hara discussed her first time clubbing during filming of her drama "City Hunter" and gave an impromptu dance lesson to Lee Seung Gi showing off some of her sexy dance moves.
|KARA's Goo Hara teaches her dance moves|
6. Episode 124: 10 Year Secret Love Story of Seven & Park Han Byul
Singer Se7en revealed details about his relationship with girlfriend of 10 years, Park Han Byul. He surprised fans by saying that 7 years into the relationship, they got sick of each other and broke up.
7. Episode 17: After School's Ga Hee & U-IE's sexy dance
On this episode two fierce girl groups talk about how other girl groups think they're scary and battle it out through dance.
|K-Pop girl group dance battle|
8. Episode 27: Rain's Perfect Type
In this episode, we find out which top actress is Rain's ideal type and what he looks for in a girl! Is it his Full House co-star Song Hye Gyo, or the wide-eyed Shin Min Ah?
|Rain reveals his ideal type|
9. Episode 125: New star of Strong Heart Announced
After MC Lee Seung-gi decided to leave the show, actor Lee Dong-wook became the shows new MC.
|Strong Heart host Lee Dong Wook|
10. Episode 165: Goodbye Strong Heart
We say goodbye to the show. On this episode Three members of Girls' Generation, YoonA, Yuri and Jessica each discuss their kissing scenes from their K-dramas the previous year.
revealed that she almost got into a fight with fellow member over who got to sit next to well-known TV personality on stage.
While ‘Strong Heart’ has come to an end, ‘‘ has taken its place. The show is hosted by Kim Hee Sun who starred in K-drama 'Faith' with Lee Min Ho last year. This is her first entertainment show.
Are you looking forward to the new show?
From the runway to your TV screen here are 13 big fashion and beauty trends for 2013.
1. Black and White
In their quest for new colors many designers have returned to the basics: black and white. This trend is anything but boring as it involves pairing the colors in new ways, with bold patterns and color blocking to give the trend a mod feel.
Han-Se-Kyung wears a lovely black and white dress on Cheongdamdong Alice.
Girls' Generation all wore the trend to the the 21st Seoul Music.
2. Emerald Green
Pantone, the authority on color, named Emerald the hottest hue of 2013. Take inspiration from stars and go bold like Kim Kardashian in a green peplum dress.
"Faith" star and host of new Korean talk show "Incarnation" Kim Hee Sun stood out from the crowd at London fashion week in an emerald trench.
3. Wedge Sneakers
High top wedge sneakers became big last year when high-end labels like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs debuted the style. But with affordable labels making the style the trend is huge, with everyone from pop stars to models rocking the casual comfy shoes.
Girls' Generation Sooyoung was snapped wearing the sneakers in her stylish airport fashion, as was Kara's Goo Hara.
4. Braided Hair
Beautiful braids can highlight your face or just keep your wild hair tame on a bad hair day.
On 'That Winter the Wind Blows' Jung Eun Ji showcased a messy side braid. Singer Rihanna's classic side braid takes a twist with her vibrant red hair color and emerald green earrings.
5. Bright Lips
Nothing says Spring like a bright bold pout. So pucker up with fun lips colors from fuchsia to classic red.
So Jin of Girls Day brightened her makeup look with pretty pink. Hayley Williams of Paramore, matched her lips to her bright red hair.
6. Peek-a-bo cutouts
Strategically styled cut-outs can give the illusion of showing skin in a demure tasteful way. Take a peek at how stars are wearing this trend.
7. Lady Like Handbags
These top-handled bags have a timeless hold on style. Say goodbye to massive slouchy bags and pair down your look to an instant classic.
Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In dresses up the look up for the March issue of Vogue Girl Korea. In 'I Do I Do' Kim Sun Ah conquers the fashion world with an array of ladylike handbags.
8. Colbalt Blue
This gorgeous rich hue is full of a glamourous pop. This trend will brighten up any look. Wear the pop of color like Eun-Joo's coat in the K-drama "I-Miss-You" and you will stand out from the winter crowd. Or go dramatic like R&B singer Ailee's colbalt blue gown at the Seoul Music Awards.
9. Bouncing Bobs
This short face framing trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Brown Eyed Girls’ member recently JeA uploaded a photo showcasing her new shorter locks. "Lipstick Jungle's" Lindsay Prices looks vivacious and adorable despite her character's struggles in the fast paced world of Manhattan.
10. Hair accessories
Whether you are wearing your hair up or down, hair accessories are a easy way to play up your look.
"In Flower Boy Next Door" Park Soo Jin loves to accent her hair with sparkly headbands. Moon Geun Young often wore adorable hair bows on "Cheongdamdong Alice"
11. Nail Art
Girls have having lots of fun with accessorizing their fingertips. This trend is a perfect way to show your individuality. Expect to see many creative manicures on the Oscar Rep Carpet this weekend.
Kara’s Nicole uploaded a picture of her new bling nail art to her Twitter. This trend isn't just for the girls as Big Bang's G-Dragon displayed his gold nail art.
Used as both an accent and the main fabric, lace has been seen all over the runways and on celebrities. From bold black lace to subtile lace prints there are many ways to wear the trend.
Kate Middleton wowed in a dress with a full lace back. Hyuna of 4 Minute looked stunning in a black lace dress she wore in a Vogue Girl fashion shoot.
13. Statement Necklace
From crystals to colorful multi-layer stones, statement necklaces are an easy way to add a pop to a basic outfit.
Han Jae Hee’s accessories in "Nice Guy" episode 12 nicely match the leather details of her top. In "I Miss You" episode 8, Yoon Eun Hye wears her colorful statement necklace on top of her colbalt blue sweater dress. The gemstones of the necklace compliment her on trend bright lips.
What are some of your favorite fashion trends for 2013?
|Ye Eun)and 2AM's Changmin|
|CNBLUE's Lee Jong Hyun sings|
|Khalil Fong is an Hong Kong singer|