Playful Kiss

장난스런 키스 / Jangnanseureon Kiseu / Mischievous Kiss / Naughty Kiss


  • Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo
  • Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni
  • Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Gu
  • Jang Ah Young as Hong Jang Mi

Year: 2010

Episodes: 16 (60 mins) + SP 7 (10 mins)

Ratings: 4.9%


  • Kiss Me by G.Na
  • One More Time by Kim Hyun Joong
  • Should I Confess You by SoYu
  • I Miss by Mate

Related to: It Started With A Kiss, They Kiss Again, Itazura Na Kiss


The drama is about a popular and genius male student named Baek Seung-jo who has a stand-offish personality, and Oh Hani, a female student who makes up for being not-so-genius by always being smiling and happy.  An earthquake destroys the girl’s home and she and her dad end up living with the boy’s family. The girl has kept this boy in her heart but she has never received any assurances of her love being reciprocated. Fun and groans ensue as they interact and rub off on each other.


Essbee’s opinion


I think that every person who saw the only the first episode would say: meehh…. not very good… The story’s progress is also really slow, there’s no BAM & WOWs… However, everything goes step by step and it gets much better after.

Everybody says that Kim Hyun Joong’s acting improved a lot, but I think that he stayed the same… because he always have been pretty good. He’s really handsome, such a pretty boy, and I like his haircut, except for a few episodes where the hair was weird. His character was exactly the same as in It Started With A Kiss. Smart, cold, hot, perfect, but he will eventually fall in love with a stupid girl… who is Hani. She is so adorable! At first, I thought that she looked a bit odd, but now I adore her!

Seung Jo’s family is wonderful! The two dads are just so immature while being with each other, but they are so cute! The mother is the nicest woman EVER! The little brother is just as smart as Seung Jo and he’s like a even better version of the little brother in the Taiwanese version. I love Baek Eun Jo!!!!

Dongju, the young cook is so nice to Hani. He’s caring and all he wants is to be with Hani, treat her well for the rest of his life. It’s really sad when they officially broke up. On the other side, Hae Ra is despised by everyone… maybe because she’s pretty or she’s smart, but most people hate her because she flirts with Seung Jo. Also, the tennis coach looks really old, but he’s really funny and nice. The friends of Ha Ni are so nice and I just love the plot.

One thing I really hate is that they don’t show many stuff. It quite hard to explain actually. Sometimes, we feel that a “event” didn’t end yet, but in the drama, it’s already the next day, and we don’t know what happened actually. It’s confusing and we want to know what will happen next! [That was really vague, but if you watch it, you’ll understand what I meant.]

In contrast to It Started With A Kiss, I would say that the plot is really similar. Also, there was also “scenes” from the second season (They Kiss Again) [SPOILER]with the honeymoon and Christine, the foreigner who speaks Korean [SPOILER]. I would add that actors were less experienced in the Korean version, but still, they’re better than me, so I love it. I would say that my favorite episodes are the last 3. The couple was just so sweet. Seung Jo was so dorky and Hani is now a nice wifey.

The OST consists of 4 songs. They’re all really nice, especially G.Na’s and Kim Hyun Joong’s… Surprisingly, the ratings for this drama are very low, but I believe that it is underrated. Then, the 7 special episodes on Youtube concluded this series. Every episode talked about a special event in their newly married life. It was really refreshing and I was completely satisfied with the ending. [SPOILER] Except maybe the fact that there’s no baby… 😦[SPOILER]



Boys To Search The Top / Boys of the East Standing Tall


4th mini-album:



Yoon Doo Joon

  • Position: Leader/Rapper
  • Nickname: 3 sec sharing
  • Education: Kyung Hee Cyber University
  • DOB: July 4, 1989
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Specialty: Vocal/Rap/Soccer
  • Hobbies: Listening to hip hop & R&B, soccer, and playing games.
  • Misc Info: He was first appeared on Mnet’s Hot Blood documentary as one of the candidates for JYPE group One Day (2PM & 2AM). He was also one of the rappers and back dancer for AJ’s Wiping the Tears.

Jang Hyun Seung

  • Former Stage Name: So-1
  • DOB: September 3, 1989
  • Nickname: Rancho
  • Education: Anshan Information Industry High School
  • Specialty: beat box
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 58kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hobbies: Web surfing and bowling.
  • Misc Info: He was eliminated from YG group Big Bang in the ninth episode of their documentary.

Yong Jun Hyung

  • Stage Name under Xing: Poppin’ Dragon
  • DOB: December 19, 1989
  • Nickname: yonggun
  • Education: Anyang Arts High School
  • Specialties: Dance
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hobbies: writing lyrics, watching movies, and dancing.
  • Misc Info: He was first debuted with group Xing and he rapped and danced for AJ’s Wiping the Tears.

Yang Yo Seob

  • DOB: January 5, 1990
  • Nickname: 양요, endorphins, siksin
  • Education: University of East Broadcasting Arts [absent for about 1 year]
  • Specialty: beat box, jalmeokgi
  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 56kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hobbies: Writing lyrics
  • Training: Trained under M-Boat
  • Specialty: Vocals
  • Misc Info: He was AJ’s high school friend.

Lee Ki Kwang (AJ)

  • Name – Lee Ki Kwang
  • DOB: March 30, 1990
  • Nickname: Ace Jr., Holly 2
  • Education: Seoul Absence of Comprehensive Art School
  • Specialties: dance
  • Hobbies: watching movies, sports, and dancing.
  • Birth place: Seoul
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 174 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Trainee Years: 4 years under JYPE
  • Favorite Singers: Taeyang, Omarion, Usher
  • Misc Info: Originally debuted as solo artist, AJ.

Son Dong Woon

  • DOB: June 6, 1991 [maknae]
  • Nickname: Sonseuko, 16 D
  • Education: High School hanyoung
  • Specialty: Piano and traditional chinese
  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hobbies: lyrics writing and reading
  • Misc Info: Long-time JYPE trainee. Teased jokingly by fans for looking Thai, especially around 2PM’s Nichkhun,who is said to look more Korean than Son Dong Woon.


Popular/Best songs/MV

You’re My Pet

きみはペット / Kimi wa Pet / Tramps Like Us


  • Koyuki as Iwaya Sumire
  • Matsumoto Jun as “Momo” Goda Takeshi
  • Tanabe Seiichi as Hasumi Shigehito
  • Suzuki Sarina as Shirotae Yuri

Year: 2003

Episodes: 10 (45 minutes)

Ratings: 11.9

Theme Song: “Darling” by V6


Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too “perfect” a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home depressed, and most of all lonely. However, when she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home and takes him in. He looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to “keep him as a pet.” It’s the start of an unexpected life together as they overcome obstacles and become quite attached to one another. But can love like this exist?

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My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox

내 여자친구는 구미호 / Nae Yeojachinguneun Gumiho / My Girlfriend is a Gumiho


  • Lee Seung Gi as Cha Dae Woong
  • Shin Min Ah as Gumiho
  • No Min Woo as Park Dong Joo
  • Park Soo Jin as Eun Hye In

Year: 2010

Episodes: 16 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 14.6%


  • Losing My Mind by Lee Seung Gi
  • Fox Rain by Lee Sun Hee
  • I Love The People by Lee Seul Bi
  • Oh La La by Kim Gun Mo
  • Sha La La by Shin Min Ah
  • I Can Give You Everything by Shin Min Ah
  • Two As One by Lyn
  • Trap by No Min Woo
  • Starting now, I Love You by Lee Seung Gi


Cha Dae Woong meets a girl and falls in love with her. The girl is actually a gumiho, a legendary fox with nine tails that eats the livers of humans. When he finds out that she is a gumiho, he ends up doing crazy things to prevent the girl from eating his liver.

WARNING! Video may contain spoilers!

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Let’s Go Watch Meteor Shower Again

一起又看流星雨 / Yi Qi You Kan Liu Xing Yu / Let’s Go watch Meteor Shower 2


  • Zheng Shuang (Chu Yu Xun)
  • Zhang Han (Murong Yun Hai)
  • Yu Hao Ming (Duanmu Lei)
  • Wei Chen (Ye Shuo)
  • Zhu Zi Xiao (Shangguan Rui Qian)

Year: 2010

Episodes: 35 (45 minutes)

Opening:  让我为你唱一首歌 by H4

Ending: 左半边翅膀 “left side wing” by Xu Fei

Season 1.


Murong Yunhai remembers everything… except Chu Yuxun. When he went overseas, he meets a new friend, Jiang Yuan, and he’ll fall in love with her. However, when they both come back to China, Yunhai feels like someone’s waiting for him. When will he completely regain his memory and remember the girl he loved the most?

Related Shows: Boys Over Flowers, Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango, Season 1

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Winter 2012 Upcoming Dramas



  • Wild Romance 난폭한 로맨스 [Lee Dong Wook, Lee Si Young] Jan 4th, 2012
  • Dream High 2 드림하이 2 – January 30, 2012
  • Full House 2 풀하우스 2 [No Min Woo, Hwang Jung Eum] March 2012
  • Absolutely Him 절대그이 [T.O.P, Kim Ha Neul] March 2012
  • Love Rain 사랑비 [Jang Geun Suk, Im Yoon Ah] 2012