Friday, July 16, 2010

Mischievous Kiss's RIVALS

I found this post from mischievouskiss wordpress.
It's about Mischievous Kiss's Rival shows. These shows are aired with the same time slot as to Mischievous kiss is. 
I am not worried at all.. I know that Triple S are still there to support our Leader, right?^^,
100715 Mischievous Kiss’ challenges

Mischievous Kiss will be broadcast on MBC on Wednesday and Thursday starting September 1st after Road No1. So I will present the dramas aired at the same time slot, namely SBS My girlfriend is a Gumiho, KBS King of baking Kim Tak Goo and Fugitive. Yeah, those joining the Wed-Thu drama ratings battle.

1. My girlfriend is a Gumiho (My girlfriend is a nine-tail fox)

Genre: Romance, comedy, fantasy melodrama
Episode: 16
Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Shin Min Ah, Park Soo Jin, Sung Dong Il, Tiara’s Hyomin
Broadcast period: Aug 11 – Sep 30
Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on SBS

The drama stars Lee Seung Gi, who enjoys massive popularity after his main role in the successful drama Shining Inheritance (ended with viewer ratings of 47.1%). Lee Seung Gi is well-known as an MC of popular variety show 1 Night 2 Days and talk show Strong heart. Crowned as the new CF King and winning through various public polls, Lee Seung Gi is undoubtedly Korea’s favorite household name.

My girlfriend is Gumiho also marks the comeback of sexy talented actress Shin Min Ah after 3 years hiatus since Devil in 2007. Popular girl group Tiara’s Hyomin adds another attraction to the drama.

More notably, the drama is the work by famous duo scriptwriters Hong sisters (Hong Jung Eun & Hong Mi Ran), also known as the hit drama maker. Their past dramas of romantic comedy genre have had high ratings and popularity (My girl, Fantasy couple, Hong Gil Dong, You are beautiful…). Hence, this drama is surely the one to receive great public anticipation.

2. King of baking Kim Tak Goo

Genre: Romance
Episode: 30 (or 34)
Cast: Yoon Si Yoon, Eugene, Lee Young Ah
Broadcast period: Jun 19 – Sep 16 (or Sep 30)
Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on KBS2

The most striking thing about this drama is its high ratings, which reigns supreme over Wed-Thu dramas since broadcast. Episode 9 records the highest ratings of 38.1% (nationwide), 39.2 (Seoul) and 38.6 (Seoul and suburbs). It has maintained stable ratings of around 34-35% up to now.

Absence of a starry cast and lack of promotions, King of baking Kim Tak Goo is said to be popular thanks to a compelling storyline as well as solid acting skills of all main and supporting actors.

During the broadcast period of Mischievous Kiss, King of Ratings Kim Tak Goo will come to an end and another huge rival kicks in.

3. Fugitive (Runaway)
Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
Episode: 16 or 20 (undecided)
Cast: Rain, Lee Na Young, Lee Jung Jin, Daniel Henny, Yoon Jin Seo, Yoon Son Ha, Uehara Takako and Takenaka Naoto (Japan), Eric Tsung (Hongkong)
Broadcast period: after Kim Tak Goo
Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on KBS2

Yo man, this drama is truly what called star-studded. Even though you may be unfamiliar with some of the names, believe me, this long list is all stars, either with rising or stable/established popularity *I felt like everyday I woke up just to find out on the news that another star joined Fugitive*

The production crew of the successful drama early 2010 Chuno also lands on Fugitive, namely PD Gwak Jung Hwan, scriptwriter Chun Sung Il and some experienced supporting actors Sung Dong-il, Gong Hyung-jin, and Jo Hee-bong. Oops, MBLAG and Han Jung Soo will play cameo roles in the drama.

With the bling-bling cast, Fugitive will surely attract massive investment and sponsorship.

In addition to cities in Korea, the filming of Fugitive will take place in various major Asian cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Shanghai, Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong as well as Thailand, Philippines, etc.

And last but not least, our main character here:
Mischievous Kiss
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episode: 20
Cast: Kim Hyun Joong, Jung So Min
Broadcast period: Sep 1 – Nov 4
Airing: Wed-Thu 21:55 on MBC

Mischievous Kiss surely is the Korean adaption of manga Itazura na Kiss, thus has a great storyline which has been tried, tested and proved success in Japanese, Taiwanese version.

A romantic comedy idol drama with cute pink bubble theme has a high chance of becoming widely popular, especially when it is directed by Hwang In Roe (Goong) and produced by Group8.

What else does Mischievous Kiss have? It has national flower boy Kim Hyun Joong, who in the drama will portray an oh-so-cool character that melts the heart of every girl. Who can resist the charismatic temptation?

 Whew! Tough right? kekeke.. we have Rain and Eugene in the house!!! 

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