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Secret Garden’ may seem like a typical Cinderella story of love between a wealthy, intelligent and charming mogul, Kim Ju-won (played by Hyun Bin), and a poor stunt woman, Gil Ra-im (played by Ha Ji-won). However, a twist, the accidental switching of souls between the main characters, and unexpected episodes subsequently save the drama from slipping into banality. In fact, the viewers may feel content to learn the reversed psychology of men and women vicariously through the drama.
The SECRET GARDEN drama sucess is attributed to the perfect combination of witty lines, distinctive characters, and outstanding acting by Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won.
Kim Ju-won (Hyun Bin) initially comes across Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won) while trying to resolve a scandal caused by his cousin, Oska (Yoon Sang-hyun). The accidental encounter lingers in Ju-won’s head, and eventually urges him to approach Ra-im by auditioning at her action school. Frequenting Ra-im’s work and home, Ju-won continuously shows his affection for her. Then, one day in Jeju-do Island, Ju-won and Ra-im end up at a bed & breakfast where they are each offered a bottle of liquor by the owner. They drink their liquor at the same hour, and wake up the next day to find that their souls have been switched! Ju-won is now Ra-im and Ra-im Ju-won. Although discombobulated at first, they gain deeper understanding of each other as time passes, and Ra-im gradually opens up to Ju-won.
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Date of airing : 4th Jan'2012
Time of airing : 9:55 pm (korean time)
Official site : http://www.imbc.com/...moon/index.html
Writer : 진수완 Jin Soo Wan
Director: 김도훈 Kim Do Hoon
Adapted Book :해를 품은 달 by 정은궐 / The moon that embraces the sun by Jeong Eun Kwon
Main Cast : Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, Yoon Seung Ah, Nam Bora, Kim Min Seo, Song Jae Hee, Song Jae Rim
Story : Yeon Woo who was betrothed to the crown prince, Lee Hwon was plotted against and believed to be killed by the people who are both jealous and fearful of her beauty and wits when she was just a young girl. Having being saved by a female Shaman after her killers deemed her to be dead, she grew up to become a shaman just like her adopted mother under the name of Wol. She encounters the adult "Lee Hwon" who grew up to be a cruel, cold and uncaring person after the pain of losing his most beloved Yeon Woo. As Lee Hwon began to returned back to his orginal kind nature due to his love for Wol whom attracted him with her similarities with Yeon Woo, the truth behind the plotting of Yeon Woo's death comes to light and he finds himself again in a difficult position as he finds out his grandmother and sister being involved in it.
The Film Set of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" Is Now Off Limits, Why?
by: jbarky on Feb 28, 2012
The film set for the drama “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” is now “off limits” to the public and also entertainment agency employees. Even actors/actresses are being restricted on entering the filming set.
Currently, “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” only has 4 episodes left. Usually, a popular drama of this sort will make the filming set “off limits” in order to stop leaks about the storyline and ending. However, the storyline for “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” is based on a novel and can be accessed easily. Then what is the reason for the restricted access on the filming set?
The reason is to increase the focus of actors and actresses. Currently, “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” has a type of “Live Broadcast System” where filming will take place on the same day of broadcast. The script is also only released on a per-episode basis.
Finally, a representative stated, “There isn’t enough time for memorizing all the lines because it is a ‘Live Broadcast System.’ It is difficult for the actors and actresses to focus if the environment is distracting. Restricting access to the film set is a solution created by the production team.”
TAGS The Moon That Embraces the sun
Secret Garden Korean Drama 시크릿 가든
보상해. 뭘? 나 살쪘더라. 원래 그쪽한테 갈땐 내 복근이 엄청 각이 선 상태였거든. 내 복근 다 어디갔냐구?
I gained weight. Before I was in you, my abdominals were in great shape. But where have my abs gone?
Kim Soo-hyun becomes Sportswear Model
February 29, 2012 7:30
Rising actor Kim Soo-hyun has been chosen by Korean sportswear company Prospecs to represent its brand of walking shoes, Prospecs W.
“Even though he is young, Kim’s charisma and masculinity appeal to our customers in their 20s and 30s. We hope that Kim will bring us a step closer to our customers,” said a representative from Prospecs W.
Kim will stand alongside figure skater Kim Yu-na in advertisements for the sportswear brand.
Kim also scored an endorsement deal with Beanpole earlier in the month to promote the brand’s line of urban outdoor wear.
Kim’s popularity has been on the rise recently. Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the 24-year-old star was picked by those aged 20 to 30 as the star they’d most like to give chocolates to.
Kim currently plays a king in the hit MBC drama “The Moon Embracing the Sun.”
By Carla Sunwoo [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Source: Korea Joongang Daily
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‘The Moon…’, Kim Soo Hyun & Han Ga In, “Finally two become one”
BY CERIDWEN – FEBRUARY 28, 2012
POSTED IN: TV
The preview of Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In‘s sweet romance has been revealed.
The preview of MBC drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ episode 17 has been revealed through the official homepage.
On the preview clip, the romance between Lee Hwon and Yeon Woo is presented. Lee Hwon has found out that the shaman Wol is actually Huh Yeon Woo and Yeon Woo has finally regained her memories. The anticipation on the romance of Lee Hwon and Huh Yeon Woo is high as they meet each other again in a tearful embrace.
Hwon spends happy times together alone with Yeon Woo and reminisces about the past looking at the gift ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ that he had given her. Hwon sweetly kisses Yeon Woo saying, “Finally two become one.”
Netizen comments on the preview of ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ episode 17 include, “The preview is the sweetest so far”, “Do we finally get to see the kiss scene?”, “So sweet~~~”, and “This is the real palace romance.”
Source: NewsEN via Nate
Han Ga In’s beauty from her younger years to today
BY CERIDWEN – FEBRUARY 28, 2012
POSTED IN: ICANDY, WEB BUZZ
Some of the images from actress Han Ga In‘s ‘heyday’ are creating a buzz.
Recently on an online community board, several pictures have been posted titled ‘Han Ga In in her heyday’.
The pictures span from when Han Ga In just debuted to some of the shots from recent CFs and even with the passage of time as she gets older, Han Ga in truly looks to boast beauty that does not seem affected.
Netizens commented, “Even age can’t stop her beauty”, “Han Ga In’s heyday is forever”, and “Can’t even feel that any time has passed.”
Han Ga In is recently garnering much love and attention from the fans as Huh Yeon Woo opposite Lee Hwon played by Kim Soo Hyun on MBC drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ and will be making a comeback on the silver screen on March 22nd.
Source: ETO via Nate
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Pixs. from the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts" (2012)
actor Hyun Bin will be promoted to Corporal on March 1.
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Soldiers 'March 1 thing jingeupnal star!'
Active military service should be promoted to top star Rain and Hyun Bin Independence Movement.
Recently actor Kim Jae Magazine, along with promoting the military appointed to support the crew received one month faster than the same ratio should be promoted to PFC. Spoken with the enlisted promotion six months of rain in April a thing, but a recruitment center as champion in the express division commander seonbaldwae teukjin was capable of this award receive.
11 October last year, Uijeongbu 306 Support Group on 17 November of that year the ratio was admitted five four recruitment center Yeoncheon completed expression recognition Commanding respect for craftsmanship award.
Actor Hyun Bin is also targeted promotion on the same day. By September 1 last year, Private Bin jingeuphan Corporal rank the annotations - March 1.
Bin placement for the first time that were currently in force Baengnyeongdo Hwasung the northwestern book with Defense Command sent 're Marines, promoting disease is being served in the Army is adjusting well known.
Bin's aide, "usually the same as a trained soldier comes vacation acquaintances , such as spending time with ordinary everyday life is to spend, "he said. Meanwhile, Bin is discharged in December of this year.
Ha Ji-won loses 4kg and transforms into a female sergeant
Source | 2012/02/28
Perfect female sergeant! Reporting for duty!
Actress Ha Ji-won looks splendid in uniform.
Ha Ji-won displayed a purple North Korean officer uniform for the poster shoot of new MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" on February 29th. The distinctive feature of the uniform is the way it fits the body tightly. Ha Ji-won appears to have succeeded in losing 4kg with regular exercise.
Kim Jong Hak Productions said, "Ha Ji-won is practicing the North Korean dialect and the disciplinary actions of a soldier to pull off the role of Kim Hang-ah".
"The King 2 Hearts" is a love story between North Korean Special Forces female sergeant Kim Hang-ah and South Korean prince Lee Jae-ha (Lee Seung-gi), set under the fictional premise of a constitutional monarchy.
Source : news.nate.com/view/20... ( Korean )
TV [SPOILER] Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In Exchange a Kiss
2012-02-29 15:12 l CJ E&M enewsWorld Kim, JiYeon
Translation Credit : Erika Kim
The Sun rejoiced over the return of the Moon. King Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun) sobbed out his happiness at learning that Yeon Woo (Han Ga In), whom he thought was dead all this time, was alive, and finally held his lover in his arms once again.
He derailed himself for not recognizing her when she had been right in front of him all along, but when the name Yeon Woo came to his lips, his dead soul came alive once again. He had promised himself that he would never fall in love in this lifetime, but he fell in love again with the same person that made him make that promise.
As Hwon and Yeon Woo finally recognized each other for who they truly were, the upcoming February 29 and March 1 broadcasts of MBC’s The Sun and the Moon will be putting the couple’s love story back on track.
They will be exchanging a kiss, and will also share the strong emotions that they weren’t able to share for the last eight years with hands clasped tightly together.
It seems that Yeon Woo would be hesitant to express her love due to her character, but she will be shaking up Hwon’s heart, which hadn’t been dead for such a long time, with the words, “My heart is already yours, Your Majesty.”
Viewers will be able to quell the sorrow they felt at seeing Hwon and Yeon Woo constantly miss each other. The Sun and the Moon broke through 40 percent viewership ratings when Hwon started sobbing after learning who Yeon Woo really is, and many are looking forward to seeing the drama take things to a new level by aiming for the 50 percent rating mark when the two start to finally get into their relationship.
Of course, there are still many obstacles in their way. Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo) still loves the same woman that Hwon does, and there is the story behind Princess Min Hwa (Nam Bo Ra), who was involved in the curse ritual performed on the Crown Princess Yeon Woo in the past. Hwon and Yeon Woo still need to fight to get to their true happy ending.
But in the meantime, Hwon and Yeon Woo will be enjoying their short reunion before the bloodbath, lighting up the small screen.
Photo credit: MBC
Stars born in 1982 take over
Source | 2012/02/28
The beauty and looks of celebrities born in the year 1982 have become an issue.
Several pictures of celebrities appeared online recently with the title "The best stars born in 1982, Year of the Dog".
In the pictures are Han Ga-in, Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, Lee Joon-ki, Lee Min-jeong, Hyeon Bin, Rain and many more who were born in the year 1982.
It seems that the one other thing they have in common besides the fact that they are actors and actresses, is that they are all very handsome and pretty.
Those who have seen this say, "The 1982's stars are the best", "It seems like their fame will go one for a while", "All of them are good looking" and more.
Han Ga-in is currently in the MBC drama "The Sun and the Moon" and Lee Joon-ki is looking forward to coming back to screens with a movie soon. Hyeon Bin and Rain are currently in military service but they were very well known for their varied performances before that.
Source : news.nate.com/view/20... ( Korean )
Ha Ji Won plays a charismatic officer in ‘The King 2 Hearts’
February 29, 2012 dkrogers
Actress Ha Ji Won recently showed off her charisma in a uniform.
On February 29, Kim Jong Hak production for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday series The King 2 Hearts released stills of Ha, who plays the role of a North Korean instructor for the Special Forces named Kim Hang Ah.
In the stills, Ha is standing at attention in a purple uniform. According to the production company, Ha has been exercising hard and lost 4 kilograms to portray a charismatic female officer.
On February 7, Ha shot a scene for the series in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, and looked like a real officer. The entire crew praised her for performing well with a serious voice. Her angular hand salute captured many people’s eyes.
A spokesperson for the production company says, “Ha is doing a wonderful job acting and portraying a North Korean officer. She learned how to speak with a North Korean accent and how to act like a soldier. Her charismatic performance will make the series perfect.”
The series is about a North Korean instructor for the Special Forces named Kim Hang Ah and a South Korean prince named Lee Jae Ha (played by Lee Seung Gi). They are prejudiced against each other but they will ultimately fall in love.
Source: TV Report
Tags: Ha Ji Won, Lee Seung Gi, The King 2 Hearts, TV Report
Kim Soo Hyun melts at Han Ga In’s beauty and charm
BY JJ – FEBRUARY 29, 2012
POSTED IN: TV
Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In had a heartwarming reunion.
On episode 17th aired on the 29th, a happier King Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun) was featured thanks to him reuniting with Yeon Woo (Han Ga In).
After the standoff with Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo), Kim Soo Hyun came back to his room where he had Han Ga In in safety. Kim Soo Hyun asked Han Ga In who was behind a door, “Did I bring you here against your wish?”, and he looked unsure of himself.
Han Ga In answered, “My heart already belongs to you, so what makes your highness so uneasy?”, and her charming answer made him feel elated.
Han Ga In was no longer wearing the clothes of a shaman and she was in a beautiful hanbok that put a big smile on the King’s face.
Image: MBC ‘The Moon That Embraces The Sun’
Source: NewsEN via Nate