[K-DRAMA NEWS] Secret Garden, the biggest winner at 47th Paeksang Arts Award

Did I miss anything? And thanks so much for all of your postings, they kept me entertained while recovering.  Great to see some new writers with insightful views 🙂 Keep going!

Good timing to make my first post after been missing in action for about 2 weeks? and it is about ‘Secret Garden’, still, 😉  What else?

On 26th of May, at 8pm, the 47th of Paeksang Arts Award was held at Kyung Hee University in Seoul.  It has the whole town there, from what I see.

‘Secret Garden’ has won the best drama and Hyun Bin has won the Daesang in the drama category for his role in Secret Garden.

Besides these two big awards, Yoo In Na has also won the best female new comer for her role in ‘Secret Garden’ and writer Kim Eun Sook has taken away the best script writer award for ‘Secret Garden’.

Though Ha Ji Won did not win any awards, she made an appearance and presented an award to Tang Wei, who has won the best actress for her role from ‘Late Autumn’.

News source: SSTV

[K-DRAMA PICTORIAL] Secret Garden Behind The Scenes Part 22

Special Feature: Hyun Bin Behind the Scenes Random Pictures

Here are some pictures featuring Hyun Bin which are not included in the previous behind the scenes pictorial.

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[K-DRAMA NEWS & MUSIC] Hyun Bin’s ‘That Man’ released

On 7th of January at midnight, Secret Garden OST Part 5 is released via various music online sites, including Hyun Bin’s version of ‘That Man’.  The song gained tremendous popularity as soon as it was released.

Despite his busy schedules, Hyun Bin participated in the recording, bringing a different version of ‘That man’ with his attractive bass voice.

This OST also includes ‘Here I am’, the version by Yoon Sang Hyun,  ‘One Woman’ by Bebe Mignon and instrumental music used in Secret Garden.

News source: 아이뉴스24 | 2011/01/07

Here are the music:

Hyun Bin – That Man

Yoon Sang Hyun – Here I am

Bebe Mignon – One Woman

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[K-DRAMA PICTORIAL] 2010 SBS Drama Awards and partial list of winners

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SBS 2010 Drama award partial winners list:

  • Best Top Acting Award: Ko Hyun Jung
  • Best Acting Award (Special): Lee Beom-soo, Kim Jung-eun
  • Best Acting Award (TV Special): Kwon Sang-woo, Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won
  • Best Picture: ‘Giant’
  • Top Netizens Popularity: Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won
  • Top Netizens Drama Series: ‘Secret Garden’
  • Top 10 Actors: Lee Beom-soo, Shin Min Ah, Hyun Bin, Kim So Yeon, Kwon Sang-woo, Ha Ji Won, Jeong Bo-seok, Ko Hyun Jung, Lee Seung Gi, Park Jin-hee
  • Best Couple Award: Lee Seung Gi & Shin Min Ah, Hyun Bin & Ha Ji Won, Ju Sang Wook – Hwang Jung Eum
  • New Comer Award: Ju Sang Wook, Han Chae-ah, Kim SH, Ham Eun-jeong, Choi Si Won, Nam Gyu-ri, No Min-woo, Hwang Jung Eum

New Source: ntn.seoul.co.kr . 2011-01-01 & sports.khan.co.kr . 2011-01-01


[ACTOR NEWS] Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin are the Best Couple for 2010 SBS awards

Held on 31st Dec at SBS Drama Awards, Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin from ‘Secret Garden’, along side with 2 other couples, Lee Seung Ki and Shin Min Ah from ‘My girlfriend is Gumiho’, and Joo Sang Wook and Hwang Jung Eum from ‘Giant’ become the Best Couples of the year.

News source: sports.khan 31/12/2010



[K-DRAMA NEWS] Hyun Bin to sing “That Guy” for Secret Garden

This News has pleasantly surprised me, the male lead of ‘Secret Garden’, Hyun Bin will sing ‘That Man/Guy’, the male version of Baek Ji Young’s ‘That Woman’. Secret Garden has released 3 OST parts so far, and each has been very popular with its release.  With Hyun Bin involving in the music production and singing this song, it definitely adds weight and another layer of meaning to the music and story.

I have never heard Hyun Bin sing before, but I guess it is not about his singing skills, more about what the song will express for his character.  Besides, he does have a very attractive voice, so it should not be too bad 🙂  The news also mentions that Hyun Bin himself is very passionate about his role in this drama, he participated in the making of the OST despite his tight filming schedules.

Hyun Bin’s version of ‘That Man’ will be released in Part 4 of Secret Garden OST, together with a new song ‘You are my everything’ and Yoon Sang Hyun’s version of ‘Here I am’.

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[K-DRAMA NEWS AND PHOTOS] Hyun Bin shows his comic side

Aired on 12th SBS in the 10th episode of ‘Secret Garden’, Hyun Bin transformed himself into a variety of extras showing off his comic side to viewers.

Hyun Bin’s character Joo Won joins Ra Im’s action school to a drama set where he turned into an extra playing policeman and bandit for 2 different scenes. Underneath his good looks, Hyun Bin can be really funny as well. Have a good laugh again 🙂

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[K-DRAMA NEWS] Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin and Yoon Sang Hyun at Press Conference

An other press conference for the current airing drama ‘Secret Garden’ is held on 8th of December at Maiim Vision Village (the place where Joo Won and Oscar live in the drama).  At the conference, Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin and Yoon Sang Hyun shared about their characters, popularity of the drama, the ‘kissing’ scene between Oscar and Joo Won, and the soul exchange experience.

Photos are from various media sources: Osen, Star News, Net to News, Sports Korea, Sports Today, star.mt.co.kr, SPN and TV Daily.

[K-DRAMA NEWS] 70 facial expressions of Hyun Bin

Due to the increasing popularity of SBS weekend drama ‘Secret Garden’, someone (huge thanks to him/her!) has put together a mosaic consisting 70 different facial expressions even labelled each expression with dialogues of Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won from the drama and released it to the public.

This collection of expressions is taken from scenes such as when Joo Won is thinking about Ra Im, telling others that he is Ra Im’s super fan at the department store and telling Ra Im that she is pretty even when she is angry.  It is very well made and has captured many great Joo Won moments from the drama so far.

News source: hankyung.com

[ACTOR NEWS & PHOTOS] Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won at ‘”The Warrior’s Way” ‘ premiere

Both actor Hyun Bin and actress Ha Ji Won attended the world premiere screening for actor Jang Dong-gun’s Hollywood debut film “The Warrior’s Way” held at the COEX Megabox theater in Seoul, South Korea on November 22, 2010.

News source: starnews.co.kr

[K-DRAMA NEWS] Intimate sit-up contact between Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won

Photos of the two main leads, Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won from the current popular drama ‘Secret Garden’ having intimate eye to eye contacts are released.

Hyun Bin changes to a tiger skin tracksuits after creating a topic on his last bling bling tracksuits.  Seems like the tracksuit concept stays and setting a trend.

The shots took more than 4 hours and few hundred of sit ups were done before getting the perfect take! Lots of hard work and sweat have gone into making this drama.

News source:Sports Today (stoo.com)

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[EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS] Secret Garden Episode 2

[EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS] Secret Garden Episode 1

[K-DRAMA COMMENTS & PHOTOS] Hyun Bin captures hearts of viewers in Secret Garden

At the end of episode 2, Kim Joo Won (by Hyun Bin) grabs the hand of Gil Ra Im (by Ha Ji Won) said “To me, this woman is Kim Tae-hee and Jeon Do-youn (top Korean actresses).” Once again Hyun Bin puts on his charm and captures the hearts of viewers.

Hyun Bin has done a fine job portraying a wealthy young man falls in love with Gil Ra Im who is from a totally different background. There is this cute and innocent charm to Bin’s character Kim who maybe rich and arrogant but never annoying.

I like how writer Kim Eun Sook and director Shin Woo Chul have done episode 2, very clever!  Instead of using words to say that Kim is thinking about Gil they choose to show Gil appearing next to Kim.  In the park, Gil walks with Kim in his imagination and in the study room Gil appears again in different characters.  Viewers are showing strong interest in this funny and witty drama, and so do I!

Related posts on Secret Garden, click here.

[K-DRAMA NEWS & PHOTOS] Secret Garden Press Conference

I have been featuring ‘Secret Garden’ a lot recently!

‘Secret Garden’ just had its first conference today at SBS head-quarter.

Hyun Bin plays a ‘bad guy’ character, graduates from United States with recognized ability but self-centered and indifferent to feelings of others. Bin played rich man a few time in his career, but he emphasizes this role is different from his previous roles in ‘My Name is Kim Sam-Soon’ and ‘A Millionaire’s First Love’.

Ha Ji-Won plays a cool stunt woman who uses her fists more than words, Ha says she is having lots of fun playing the character when they exchange souls.

Yoon Sang Hyun plays Oscar, a popular singer who likes to flirt around. Yoon says he always wants to play a singing role and this character fits well.

News Source: yna.co.kr

For more posts on ‘Secret Garden’ on thedramascenes.com, click here.

[ACTOR & NEWS] Secret Garden maybe Hyun Bin’s last project before military service

Hyun Bin will be enlisted for military service in March 2011 according to his agency, Secret Garden may well be his last project before we see him again in 2 years!  It is also mentioned that Hyun Bin has been filming this drama with much enthusiasm.  We definitely look forward to see this work, which premiers on 13th of Nov on SBS.

News source: My Star News, 2010/11/01

[K-DRAMA NEWS & Photos] Hyun Bin is looking good for Secret Garden

Hyun Bin’s new image for Secret Garden is drawing attention.  He plays a department store owner, styled for an arrogant charm.  Whether it is classic or casual, he is definitely looking good for his drama.

‘Secret Garden’ is planned to broadcast on November 13th.

[K-DRAMA NEWS & VIDEOS] ‘Bin’ power effect, strong interest in Asia for Secret Garden

Secret Garden staring Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won and Yong Sang Hyun has attracted attention even before the broadcast.  It  has already been sold to Hong Kong and Philipines said by its representative on 27th of October, other Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia are showing strong interest.

Expectations are getting higher for Secret Garden, especially when the production duo is writer Kim Eun Sook and director Shin Woo Chul, who were the team behind popular hallyu dramas like “Lovers in Paris,” “Lovers in Prague” and “On Air”.

Secret Garden is about a man and women exchanged their souls, then later on becomes romantically involved.  It airs on 13th of Nov, SBS.

Here is a trailer version with both Chinese and English subtitle.

Credit: Youtube channel yangmhi

News main source: Sports Korea