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- 06/19/13--13:33: _Lunafly Sings to Co...
- 06/21/13--14:58: _Viki's Songs of Summer
- 06/24/13--03:00: _Essential Korean Te...
- 06/26/13--15:14: _Missing "Gu Family ...
- 06/28/13--03:01: _Watch Lunafly's Vik...
- 06/30/13--17:10: _July’s Music Artist...
- 07/02/13--11:42: _10M+ Viki App Downl...
- 07/06/13--11:38: _Our Favorite Drama ...
- 07/09/13--17:51: _Rain Returns from M...
- 07/10/13--07:00: _¡Viki en Español!
- 07/11/13--11:04: _Ready for Some Sexy...
- 07/13/13--04:00: _Our Favorite Drama ...
- 07/15/13--13:32: _Introducing Viki On...
- 07/16/13--04:30: _All About Music! — ...
- 07/17/13--10:45: _All-Star Cast for L...
- 07/19/13--01:00: _Demi Lovato: All Gr...
- 07/20/13--23:30: _Viki Teams Up with ...
- 07/22/13--04:00: _7 Guys Who Shouldn’...
- 07/23/13--18:15: _Introducing the Com...
- 07/24/13--04:00: _Viki is going to KCON!
- 06/19/13--13:33: Lunafly Sings to Community Member AndreaV!
- 06/21/13--14:58: Viki's Songs of Summer
- 06/24/13--03:00: Essential Korean Terms for Your Love Interest
- 06/26/13--15:14: Missing "Gu Family Book"?
- 06/28/13--03:01: Watch Lunafly's Viki TV Interview and Win a Signed CD!
- 06/30/13--17:10: July’s Music Artist of the Month — Taylor Swift
- 07/02/13--11:42: 10M+ Viki App Downloads - Thanks to You!
- 07/06/13--11:38: Our Favorite Drama Food Scenes
- 07/09/13--17:51: Rain Returns from Military Service!
- 07/10/13--07:00: ¡Viki en Español!
- 07/11/13--11:04: Ready for Some Sexy Venezuelan Telenovelas?
- 07/13/13--04:00: Our Favorite Drama Wedding Dresses
- 07/15/13--13:32: Introducing Viki One Liners (Beta)
- Rate - with a thumbs up or a thumbs down - a subtitle that's been already translated from English into your preferred language.
- If you give the subtitle a thumbs up, you'll be presented another line.
- If you give the subtitle a thumbs down, you can enter an alternate suggestion. You also have the option to rate another line.
- Find Viki One Liners at the bottom right of every page
- Select your preferred "to" language (for now, English is the only "from" language option)
- Rate the translation, then keep going!
- 07/16/13--04:30: All About Music! — The Different Styles of Pop
- 07/17/13--10:45: All-Star Cast for Lee Min Ho’s Next Drama ‘The Heirs’
- 07/19/13--01:00: Demi Lovato: All Grown Up
- 07/20/13--23:30: Viki Teams Up with KPOP UNITED to Fulfill Fan's Dream
- 07/22/13--04:00: 7 Guys Who Shouldn’t Wear Shirts
- 07/23/13--18:15: Introducing the Community Leaderboard!
- All subtitlers
- All segmenters
- Subtitlers by language
- 07/24/13--04:00: Viki is going to KCON!
What would you give to hear the handsome boys of K-Pop group Lunafly say your name, or serenade you with a romantic ballad, in perfect harmony? One lucky community member is about to get a big surprise. Congratulations, Andreav!
Just before their Korea showcase this month, Sam, Yun, and Teo took some time to send a message to their global fans on Viki. Andreav, a Qualified Contributor who has written nearly 400 subtitles for the Lunafly channel, was selected to receive a special song recorded just for her.
Become a QC and Get Special Perks!
You can become a Qualified Contributor (also known as "QC") by subtitling or segmenting on your favorite shows, movies, and music videos. It's easy to get started with Viki U, a set of short tutorial videos that walk you through the subtitle and segment tools. Watch the first tutorial below and join the fun today!
More footage of Lunafly, including an amazing interview and a wacky game of truth or dare is coming soon! Favorite the Viki TV channel and get notified when the next videos are released.
|Lunafly's Yun is nervous before singing to Viki community member, AndreaV|
It's that time of year again: sunburns, pool parties and ice cream. Today is the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. And it's not summer without the essential songs of summer. These catchy infectious tunes are the perfect kick-off to fun!
|HyunA's "Ice Cream" is the perfect summer treat|
Super Junior "Sexy Free and Single"
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
HyunA "Ice Cream"
Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow"
Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
What's your favorite summer tune?
Phase 5: “I love you.”
The Korean drama "Gu Family Book" had its exciting finale yesterday (watch it here)! If you're sad it's over and are craving more "Gu Family Book," you can watch these other titles starring Lee Seung Gi, Suzy, and Choi Jin Hyuk!
Starring Lee Seung Gi
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
A man accidentally frees a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox from Korean mythology, who then takes the form of a beautiful woman and tries to remain human.
The King 2 Hearts
A young modern-day crown prince and a female North Korean special forces agent are thrown together in more ways than one.
|Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Ki in "The King 2 Hearts"|
A young woman, who suddenly loses the only family she has known, shows kindness to an elderly woman and is made heir to the old woman’s food corporation.
|"Shining Inheritance," starring Lee Seung Gi|
Dream High Season 1
Six students at an arts high school all strive to develop their talents to make it big in the entertainment industry.
|"Dream High," starring Suzy|
Panda and Hedgehog
Sugar and spice come together in this romantic comedy about a bakery owner and a pastry chef she hires to work for her.
I Need Romance Season 1
Young career women in Seoul have it all – beauty, powerful careers and great friends. But can these modern women be just as lucky in finding love?
|"I Need Romance," starring Choi Jin Hyuk|
Which of these shows is your favorite?
|You could win an autographed "Lunafly" CD!|
Lunafly is back again with a special interview for Viki fans. Watch the exclusive Viki TV interview below to find out what languages Sam, Teo, and Yun want to learn, what artists they want to work with, and what questions they have for you, the fans!
The Lunafly boys were humble, thoughtful, and funny throughout the interview. But they were also excited to have the chance to ask the Viki community some questions. Answer as a comment on this blog post for the chance to win a signed Lunafly CD featuring the track "Clear Day Cloudy Day"!
|Lunafly had a lot of fun during the Viki TV interview|
LUNAFLY'S SPECIAL REQUEST TO FANS: Teach them a phrase in your language!
Leave a comment on this blog post with your Viki username, and the phrase you want to teach in your language and in English.
Viki username: cvsparkle
Italian: In bocca al lupo!
English: Good luck!
We and Lunafly look forward to seeing all of your international answers -- be creative!
TIMELINE: The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, July 12, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be contacted via Private Message on Viki on Monday, July 15th, Pacific Standard Time and must reply within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
Ever since the official launch of music videos from Universal Music Group, we’d thought of paying tribute to artists Viki fans care about. Selection of each month’s featured artist is based on popularity of the music videos for the preceding month. This time, country-pop superstar Taylor Swift emerged as July’s Most Popular International Artist.
Swift’s strongest musical influences include country artists Shania Twain, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. Not limiting her playlist to the country genre, she’s also listened to Fall Out Boy, Michelle Branch and Britney Spears.
Referred to as the Best People Person, Swift feels it is her “responsibility” to positively influence her young fans. Thus, watching “Titanic” beats partying, as the clip below suggests.
To date, Swift has won more than 40 awards, including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Watch some of her best-known hits as she progresses from country-pop to mainstream pop/rock.
*Music videos are available in most of Southeast Asia and Korea, and to Qualified Contributors worldwide.
Did you know that you can earn the Music Badge by subtitling or segmenting music videos? To learn more about subtitling and segmenting, check out "Viki U," a series of tutorials, tips, and more to help you get started quickly.
Haven't downloaded our free mobile apps yet? Click here to start watching your favorite shows, music, movies, and more wherever you go.
|Click here to download the Viki app for free!|
Jokbal, or boiled pig’s feet, was Ji An’s must-have pregnancy craving in “I Do, I Do” (2012). In Episode 6, she craves it so badly, she calls Tae Kang to go pick some up and bring it to her. As she eats it, he sits across from her on the couch being tortured as he nervously awaits her news.
|Ji An’s jokbal craving in ‘I Do, I Do’|
So Young also had a love of this meat in “Baby-Faced Beauty” (2011). When Jang Na Ra declares her love of jokbal, telling Daniel Choi that her dream as a child was to marry a jokbal restaurant owner, his reaction is the cutest thing ever. Watch Episode 5 from 15:45 to see the first time they eat at a jokbal restaurant together.
|A delicious meal in ‘Baby-Faced Beauty’|
|Eun Oh forces Arang to try a peach in ‘Arang and the Magistrate’|
“Queen In Hyun’s Man” (2012) holds its own with adorable food scenes. Episode 15 (11:20) includes Hee Jin and Boong Do sharing a plate of pasta in the cutest way possible. Hee Jin and Boong Do sit there with feet interlocked, sharing a plate, re-creating Walt Disney’s famous “Lady and the Tramp” noodle kiss. Boong Do says, “I should eat this every day.”
|The spaghetti kiss in ‘Queen In Hyun’s Man’|
In one of the best moments of “Boys Over Flowers” (2009), Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho) watches in fascinated curiosity while Jan Di’s family prepares a massive batch of kimchi. He stays on the sidelines at first, but seeing how much fun they’re having together, Joon Pyo soon joins in. Watch Episode 9 from 4:50 to witness a perfect combination of family bonding, romance between Joon Pyo and Jan Di, and mounds of freshly made kimchi.
|Lee Min Ho eats kimchi in ‘Boys Over Flowers’|
|Lee Min Ho’s character, Goo Joon Pyo, eats uncooked ramen in ‘Boys Over Flowers’|
This Taiwanese drama, which originally aired in 2006, is not without its fair share of food scenes to make your mouth water. Episode 1 introduces us to some delicious scenes right off the bat, with a close-up of the pasta-making process starting at 12:50. In this opening episode, He Qun, a famous singer, and Xiao Shi, an ordinary girl, both get their hearts broken. They run into each other on the street with an accidental kiss, and the drama unfolds from that disastrous point, intertwined with delicious pasta scenes that will make you hungry for more.
|Cooking in ‘Smiling Pasta’|
This drama series from 2012 includes one of the most awkward formal family dinner scenes ever, starting at 7:15 of Episode 2. This is just after Satsuki, a cleaning lady at a nightclub who also dabbles in prostitution, assumes Mako’s life as the heiress of a business conglomerate and begins to devise a plan to take over the family fortune. This is because the two women look exactly alike, so they decide to switch lives. However, this switch only makes this dinner scene that much more uncomfortable, as various differences between their two lives begin to show through.
Satsuki has an awkward family dinner in ‘Tragedy of W’|
Twenty-one months after joining the military service, singer, actor, and Korean Wave superstar Rain (Jung Ji-Hoon) has been discharged! Fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting his return, and so have we!
Rain's last Korean Drama, Fugitive: Plan B, was hilarious and full with action scenes; you can watch the first episode below. We hope Rain will return to act in another drama very soon, but what genre will he choose? A romantic comedy, a melodrama, or maybe a time-traveling historical fusion?
And here are some of our favorite Rain memories:
|"This shirt is coming OFF!"|
|Rain is ready for love!|
|He could Ninja Assassinate me any day!|
(Note: You can read the English version of this post below.)
Viki in Spanish!
To better support our growing community of Spanish speakers, we've launched www.viki.mx, an "international Spanish" language version of viki.com. After English, Spanish is the second most popular language on Viki for subtitles, Timed Comments and more.
To change your website language preference to Spanish, scroll to the bottom of any viki.com page (subtitle language preferences are still in the video player). Click on the flag and choose "Español." You can switch back to English any time.
More site languages are coming soon. Have a request? Please leave a comment!
New "Telenovela" Genre
We've also added a new Telenovela genre, which will include popular on-air shows and critically acclaimed TV series from Caracol, Telemundo and Venevision International. You'll see shows like “El Clon,” on-air TV series like “La Promesa” and the critically acclaimed “Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord.” Different shows are available in different regions, but be sure to check back often. Learn how you can watch even more shows by becoming a QC.
(Note to volunteers: send a message to brovo or catchlight or email email@example.com if you'd like to get involved with any of the below shows as a Channel Manager, Segmenter or Subtitler. Volunteers who finish 300 segments or subtitles will receive the Telenovela badge and a special shoutout on our blog!)
A young woman’s road to happiness is paved by heartache and tragedy created by a manipulative wealthy family. (Hmm, sounds like some K-drama plots we know...)
Passion of the Heart (Corazón Apasionado)
A woman bitter from the loss of her first love years ago finally falls for another man, but others will stop at nothing to keep them apart. (Sorry, but this title will not be available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico until July 28th, 2013.)
In addition to telenovelas, check out the travel series Latin Angels (Latin Angeles) and sketch comedy show Welcome (Bienvenidos) for more Latin sexiness.
Latin Angels (Latin Angeles)
Follow top Latina bikini models to exotic island locations all over the globe as they frolic in the sandy beaches for their calendar photo shoots.
Other Venezuelan titles now available include Wild Cat (Gata Salvaje), Love Contract (Amor Comprado), Rebel Angel (Angel Rebelde), and Always On My Mind (Olvidarte Jamas).
Click here for more Telenovelas from Venezuela, Colombia, and the Philippines!
|Min Chae Won in a wedding dress in ‘A Hundred Years’ Inheritance’|
|Terry and Da Hua in ‘Princess’ Stand In’|
|Classic and romantic wedding dress in the anime ‘Dear Brother’|
|Oh Young’s sheer elegance in ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’|
Han Se Kyung shops for wedding dresses in ‘Cheongdam-dong Alice’|
|Mok Dan looks stunning in her gown in ‘Bridal Mask’|
Check out our newest beta feature: Viki One Liners! Currently in beta, One Liners is a fun and addicting new feature that makes it easy for anyone to contribute subtitles when they can, one line at a time. For those of you who haven't tried subtitling before - this is a great way to give it a try!
What does it do?
Right now, the feature allows logged-in users to:
How can I try it?
Where will this new information show up?
The ratings and alternate suggestions gathered here willnot be published on the site, at least for a few weeks. This will give us time to test the feature.
We'd love your thoughts and feedback on Viki One Liners, so please write into the Help Center.
Note: Some of the below videos are only available to Viki users in Southeast Asia. However, QCs (Qualified Contributors) get to enjoy free access to all of these videos. Find out how you can become a QC!
Pop Punk: This fusion genre combines mainstream pop tunes with punk rock attitude. Think loud electric guitars and high tempo beats.
Fans of Lee Min Ho have been anticipating his return to acting since his management agency Starhaus Entertainment announced in March that the actor would be starring in Kim Eun Sook’s new drama “The One Trying to Wear the Crown, Withstand the Weight — The Heirs.” Since then, Park Shin Hye (“You’re Beautiful”) and a slew of other hot young actors have confirmed their participation in the drama. “The Heirs” is said to be a trendy “Gossip Girl”-meets-“Boys Over Flowers” story centered around the lives of wealthy high school students.
|Lee Min Ho and Choi Jin Hyuk|
Kim Eun Sook was the writer of the hit dramas “Lovers in Paris,” “Secret Garden,” and “A Gentlemen’s Dignity,” just to name a few. Producer Kang Shin Hyo also worked on “Midas” and “Tazza.”
|Kim Woo Bin|
|Kang Ha Neul and Hyung Shik (ZE:A)|
The latest additions to the cast include actresses Im Joo Eun (“Arang and the Magistrate”) and Kim Ji Won (“High Kick 3: Revenge of the Short Legged”).
|Kim Ji Won and Im Joo Eun|
Idol stars Krystal of f(x) and Hyung Shik of ZE:A, who both have prior acting experience, also have roles in the drama. Yesterday, CNBLUE’s Kang Min Hyuk (“Heartstrings”) also was announced to be a part of the star-studded cast.
|Kang Min Hyuk (CNBLUE)|
Watch it below:
Viki is teaming up with KPOP UNITED, an organization dedicated to giving back to the K-Pop community, to send one deserving fan on KPOP UNITED's DREAM TOUR to Seoul, a weeklong pop cultural and language exchange program for K-Pop fans that kicks off today.
The fan, Katherine (Kat) Muro, was diagnosed with a tumor in her lungs earlier this year. We're happy to report that her cancer is not terminal, but the treatment and surgery that she has endured has left her physically and mentally exhausted. K-Pop is one of her main inspirations and motivations to stay strong.
During the tour, Kat and other attendees will enjoy K-Pop concerts, visit SM Entertainment and JYP, attend MBC Music Show Champion! and MNET M! Countdown, and tour the Gangnam neighborhood made popular by Psy's "Gangnam Style."
There's no news yet on whether Kat will have the opportunity to meet EXO, but we're happy to be fulfilling one of her dreams to visit Korea. We're certain it will be a trip she will remember for a lifetime!
|Eat Your Kimchi's Simon and Martina at the last Dream Tour|
In the heat of the summer, why would you waste your time covering up something so delicious? Here are some actors that we give permission to stop wearing shirts ... permanently.
Song Seung Heon
This sexy K-drama star of “When a Man Loves” and “East of Eden” should stop wearing shirts altogether. Please?
All subtitles on Viki are written by an amazing community of passionate volunteers who deserve our recognition and thanks. Today we're launching a leaderboard to do just that -- to recognize volunteers who have contributed the most subtitles and segments in any given week.
The leaderboard is located in the right-hand column of the Community page:
Through the pull-down menus, you'll be able to sort by:
Don't forget to leave positive comments on channel and video pages to recognize the volunteer community's contributions!
If you have any questions about the Community Leaderboard, please contact the Help Center.