tvN’s “Happiness” has shared a new glimpse of its cast behind the scenes of filming!
“Happiness” is an apocalyptic thriller that takes place in the near future, set in a high-rise apartment building stratified by social standing. The building is sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges in the city, and the drama depicts the residents’ fear, fierce psychological battles, and desperate struggle for survival within the closed-off building.
Han Hyo Joo stars in the drama as Yoon Sae Bom, a tactical agent in the Seoul Police Special Operations Unit, while Park Hyung Sik stars as detective Jung Yi Hyun, her former high school classmate who has feelings for her.
Even amidst the suspense and life-or-death stakes of the drama, Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo have been setting viewers’ hearts aflutter with their palpable chemistry as longtime friends in a marriage of convenience. In newly released behind-the-scenes photos, the two stars manage to exude chemistry even in the most tense of situations.
The producers of “Happiness” commented, “Yoon Sae Bom and Jung Yi Hyun are like a small flicker of hope within a crisis. The two people, who have been struggling amidst the clashes of people swept up by fear and confusion over the infectious disease, will face even greater danger [in future episodes]. Please pay attention to what kinds of choices they make within these growing dangers.”
They went on to tease, “As the apartment building residents begin to change after feeling that their lives are in danger, please also keep an eye on what kinds of consequences those changes will bring.”
“Happiness” airs on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:40 p.m. KST.
Lee Dong Wook And Wi Ha Joon To Appear On “Amazing Saturday”
Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Joon will guest on tvN’s “Amazing Saturday”!
On November 23, a source from “Amazing Saturday” confirmed with Newsen that the two actors will appear on the variety show, but the broadcast date of their episode has not been decided yet.
“Amazing Saturday” is a music variety show in which the cast and guests play song dictation games to win food from Korean markets.
Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Joon will appear on the program as part of the promotions for their drama “Bad and Crazy,” which premieres on December 17.
“Bad and Crazy” is directed by Yoo Sun Bong and written by Kim Sae Bom, who worked together on OCN’s hit drama “The Uncanny Counter.” The redemption hero drama tells the story of the events that occur after the capable but bad guy Ryu Soo Yeol (Lee Dong Wook) meets K (Wi Ha Joon), a crazy guy when it comes to justice. Take a look at a teaser here!
Are you excited to see Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Joon’s chemistry on “Amazing Saturday”?
SBS Receives Backlash For Pinning A Hate Comment Regarding Song Ji Hyo’s “Boring Running Man” Presence
Are they agreeing with it or just pinning it?
SBS has started to receive criticisms after pinning a malicious comment targeting Song Ji Hyo.
Actress Song Ji Hyo.
Actress Song Ji Hyo has been part of the Running Man family for the past 11 years, as she proves her variety program abilities to both Korean and international fans. She has quickly become one of the show’s iconic characters, with her mong (dazed) expression solidifying itself as a weekly necessity.
Song Ji Hyo’s famous “mong” face | SBS
Despite her hard work and endearing antics every week, Song Ji Hyo has received hate comments during her 11 year variety show career, which comes with the territory of being a celebrity. However, it was a recent malicious comment and SBS‘s YouTube channel’s response that has started to belatedly make headlines.
A netizen left a hate-filled comment under one of SBS’s YouTube videos, sharing their thoughts on Song Ji Hyo’s “boring” presense.
Malicious comment | @스브스 옛날 예능/YouTube
And while SBS’s response was originally praised, it didn’t take long before netizens realized something unusual about the malicious comment. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that SBS’s YouTube channel had pinned the hate comment—allowing it to be seen by all of the other viewers, rather than letting it get hidden in the sea of other comments.
SBS pinning the comment | @스브스 옛날 예능/YouTube
Netizens believed this was not a smart move by SBS, as they shared their support for Song Ji Hyo while expressing their confusion towards the public broadcast company.
- “On a public broadcast? I don’t think they pinned it with good intentions but rather, they’re egging it on.”
- “Regardless of what their intentions may be, I don’t understand why a public broadcast’s YouTube channel would pin such a comment..? They’re crazy.”
- “Is this the best they can do…I don’t think it was the best move;;”
- “They did this so that the malicious commenter gets hounded. I think a lot of people missed the point.”
- “I can’t help but wonder if they pinned it because they agreed with the comment.”
- “They should delete the comment, not pin it. What kind of situation is this.”
- “Their intentions don’t matter. They made a mistake pinning that comment.”
Song Ji Hyo on “Running Man” | SBS
No explanation have been provided by SBS as the situation continues to make headlines.
A List Of Park Shin Hye’s Best K-Dramas That Will Make You Love Her Even More
Her characters are *so* versatile!
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) DOCTORS/SBS, INSTAGRAM/JTBCDRAMA
Park Shin Hye‘s dramas are always full of heart. The Hallyu star made her acting debut in the 2003 Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven, where she played the younger version of the female lead, Choi Ji Won. Since then, she’s taken on pivotal roles in many, many films and K-dramas, and transformed into different characters—from a cross-dressing rock star to a neurosurgeon who has a crush on her high school teacher.
Whether you’re a long-time fan or you just discovered her, here’s a list of must-watch Park Shin Hye K-dramas:
Stairway To Heaven (2003)
This tear-jerker circles around the relationships formed in a stepfamily of five. It’s filled with classic tropes like the presence of an evil stepmother, and a mischievous stepsister who make life hard for its heroine. Shin Hye gained viewer praise for her acting chops as the younger version of the female character, Han Jung Suh (Ji Won from the classic drama Winter Sonata).
Tree Of Heaven (2006)
This third installment of director Lee Jang Soo‘s Heaven Trilogy features Shin Hye in her first leading role as Hana, a cheerful and idealistic teenager who falls for her stepbrother, Yoon Seo (played by actor Lee Wan).
Goong S (2007)
Also called Prince Hours, Goong S is the spinoff of the hit Koreanovela Princess Hours. Here, you’ll see Shin Hye in a whole new light as the female antagonist bent on securing her spot as an empress while trying hard to win the heart of a prince.
You’re Beautiful (2009)
Watch on: Netflix
This cult classic gender-bender catapulted Shin Hye into Hallyu superstardom. She plays the role of nun-to-be Go Mi Nyeo, who pretends to be her twin brother Go Mi Nam, the newest addition to the three-piece boy band, A.N.JELL. Fans will love Shin Hye’s onscreen chemistry with leads Jang Keun Suk, Jung Yong Hwa (from K-pop band CNBLUE), and Lee Hong Ki (from another K-pop band, FT ISLAND). What happens when she has to live with the boys in their dorm on an extended basis? Nothing but feels, of course!
Shin Hye and Yong Hwa reunite in the campus drama Heartstrings, where they play music majors who fall for each other. Fans who shipped the two in You’re Beautiful can soak up on the feels served in this drama because the couple’s onscreen chemistry *really* goes off the charts!
Flower Boy Next Door (2013)
Watch on: Viu
This manhwa-based drama pairs Shin Hye with cutie Yoon Si Yoon. The actress plays the role of the shy and anti-social writer Go Dok Mi, who is pushed out of her comfort zone when perky video game developer Enrique Geum (Si Yoon) moves into the apartment across from hers. Fans will fall for her character’s transformation as she comes out of her shell, thanks to his friendship and love.
The Heirs (2013)
Watch on: Netflix and Viu
Shot in prime locations in LA and Seoul, The Heirs is like the K-drama answer to Gossip Girl. Shin Hye headlines the star-studded cast as Cha Eun Sang, a middle-class high school student who crosses paths with the rich AF chaebol (heir) Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho). Eun Sang finds herself in a sticky situation when she enters the prestigious Jejuk High, the second home to Seoul’s wealthiest teenagers. The plot thickens when she gets caught in the crossfire of Kim Tan’s feud with his ex-bff, resident school bully Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin).
Watch on: Netflix and Viu
This slice-of-life K-drama features Shin Hye as a reporter plagued with a “Pinocchio Syndrome,” which makes it super obvious when she lies. Together with childhood friend and ultimate crush Choi Dal Po (played by our oppa Lee Jong Suk), she discovers what being a true reporter is all about.
Watch on: Netflix and Viu
In a K-drama world full of noona romances, this drama flips things around by featuring love between a young woman and an older man. Shin Hye plays the role of successful neurosurgeon Yoo Hye Jung. Plagued with trust issues, she opens up to see the positivity in life thanks to her teacher, celebrated surgeon Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won).
Memories Of The Alhambra (2018)
Watch on: Netflix
Filmed in picturesque Spain, Memories Of The Alhambra explores what happens when augmented reality (AR) crosses over into real life. Along with Hyun Bin, who plays the role of a gaming company CEO, Shin Hye takes on the part of hostel owner Jung Hee Joo. Their paths converge when they are pulled into a mystery linked to her missing brother (EXO‘s Park Chanyeol).
Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)
Watch on: Netflix
Shin Hye’s comeback drama celebrates the 10th anniversary of the South Korean broadcasting company, JTBC! Sisyphus: The Myth is a fantasy drama and is about an engineer’s dangerous journey in search of the reason behind his older brother’s death. He happens to have a savior beside him, aka Shin Hye, who actually lives in the future.