Saturday, November 24, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Hwasa visits her family and spends quality time with her dad

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 10.2% (cr. Naver TV)

NOTE: I won't be translating the other part of the episode (Jun Hyun Moo, Lee Si Eon, Kian84's part) because their articles barely got any comments and it was Hwasa's part that trended the most. 

1. [+1574, -5] It was kinda sad how the dad kept looking at Hwasa.. I feel like he's trying to look at her as much as he can while she visits because he can't see her often because she's busy ㅠ

2. [+1042, -11] It was really nice to watch and it was healing, it might be because she grew up receiving but you can see that Hwasa's personality is nice 

3. [+875, -10] I was drinking beer alone and I sobbed while holding my can of beer.... It's been a while since it was a quietly healing and warm show and not too stimulating. I truly hope that they're always happy... 
↪ [+88, -0] I hope you're happy too
↪ [+21, -0] Be strong.     

4. [+659, -6] Hwasa's house is really harmonious and I really miss my grandma ㅜㅜ

5. [+597, -5] Everyone in Hwasa's household seems warm and Hwasa's nice and warm too ㅠㅠㅠ I missed my mom and dad while watching the episode ㅠㅠ

1. [+1855, -31] Hwasa's family is harmonious and it's nice to watch

2. [+1386, -43] Seeing how nicely Hwasa's parents and grandma lives it made me think about how the victims Microdot parents scammed are people who nicely work and live in the countryside, it makes me compare it even more and it makes me feel bad 

3. [+1036, -11] The father is quite caring ㅎㅎ Hwasa is very nice too ㅎㅎ They're a father and daughter that's nice to see

4. [+947, -12] I miss my mom and dad. I also want to earn a lot of money and be a good child and return for all the things they suffered for.. ㅠㅠ

5. [+517, -20] Hwasa really has a pretty heart!!! (t/n: They're saying that she's nice-hearted, not that she literally has a pretty heart organ LOL)

6. [+323, -2] Why am I crying after watching Hwasa's part in today's episode??? It was a healing part. I support Hwasa ㅠㅠ   

Friday, November 16, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Rapper Microdot lives life to the fullest + Kian84 and Han Hye Jin spend time together

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 12.4% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+3044, -46] Microdot is a really alright person (t/n: They're saying he's a good person)

2. [+2034, -26] No matter what show you watch, he's always cheerful and he's a good person because he feels genuine and because his positive vibes are strong.

3. [+779, -31] I was laughing the whole time while watching but it was really nice to see him living life to the fullest and enjoying it~~

4. [+566, -30] Microdot is cute, I wish he'll succeed a bit more~~

5. [+481, -68] I'm embarrassed of myself for just staying in my room every weekend...

6. [+276, -4] When you go eat something yummy and order takeaway because you thought of someone you like, it means that you're able to cherish that person that much, he's really cool :) 

1. [+2001, -37] Microdot is pure and lives each and every day to the fullest 

2. [+1528, -116] I like Han Hye Jin and Kian's part~~ Kian is definitely a character that's perfect for 'I Live Alone'.. I feel like it's right that he's a member that can't leave the show~~~

3. [+926, -19] In the past, I used to not think much about it and just thought that he was a kid that lived brightly but he lives life itself to the fullest..

4. [+327, -13] Why is DhalKi siblings so funny ㅋㅋㅋ They're so fucking heartwarming, I feel like Jun Hyun Moo was a bit upset ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+262, -7] When Kian and Dhalsim both hit their heads, daebak ㅋㅋㅋ They're totally like real-life siblings, it's heartwarming - looking forward to next week too~

6. [+220, -12] Microdot's wise words in today's episode, "Why is he laying down in the daytime". The reason it's comfortable to watch people like Microdot, I don't know if it's because he grew up overseas but, although his sociability between people is the best, he doesn't cling onto them inconveniently nor does he pathetically pretend either. He likes people but honestly he's the type that doesn't give a lot of attention to others. And because it's natural, it's comfortable for me who's watching ㅋ Henry, Park Joon Hyung, etc they certainly aren't self-conscious about others like native Koreans. 

1. [+152, -1] As expected, the members combo is fun

2. [+127, -1] Kian's part was fun. I quite like Hye Jin, it was comfortably fun

3. [+107, -2] The DhalKi siblings episode was really fun, I hope they air another episode in the future ㅋㅋ

4. [+54, -5] I really like Kian84-nim, you looked a bit skinny today, please take care of your health

5. [+50, -3] Kian84 looked quite handsome today!! I have to become a fan ㅋ Dhalsim's jealousy tactic is awesome~ awesome!!!    


Saturday, November 10, 2018

[Post-Drama Interview] Kim Dong Wook reveals that he thought about giving up on acting

Q. What are your feelings on wrapping up 'Hand: The Guest'? 
Kim Dong Wook: I feel extremely relieved. It was a drama that wasn't very easy. I'm glad it wrapped up safely and I'm relieved.
Q. With your response, I feel 'relief' more strongly than 'regret'. Was filming that hard?
Kim Dong Wook: Starting from June, we filmed for around 5 months but it was a hard time physically and emotionally. A scene is a scene but it was hard expressing the character Hwa Pyung's feelings. There were a lot of emotional scenes that were really deep and there were many times where I was emotionally worn out because there were a lot of scenes that were heavy and had scary vibes. There were a lot of times when we filmed during the late night and there were a lot of action scenes so it was physically hard too.    
Q. Aren't you happy because as tiring as it was filming, the results were just as good?
Kim Dong Wook: After the drama aired episode 1 and 2, I heard people around me say: "I can't watch it because it's scary". The thing I'm grateful towards the director for is that he maintained the drama's color/identity with perseverance until the end. If he considered ratings and other external factors, we might've been able to compromise but because we didn't, I feel like we were able to see this drama's own charms. I also think that the drama receiving good reactions until the end is because of factors like that.    
Q. Did you know who Park Il Do was when joining the drama?
Kim Dong Wook: It wasn't that we knew until the end but, the three main leads knew who Park Il Do kinda was. I also found out about how they were going to reveal that at the ending after reading the script. I received a lot of contact from my friends with them asking me who Park Il Do is. There was also a person who said, "If you don't tell me, I'm going to end our friendship." My parents also asked. Every time they asked, I would send them a smiling emoticon and replied, "Please watch live until the very end". (laughs)   
Q. "It's his life character", "I knew Kim Dong Wook was good at acting but I didn't know he was this good", "His acting rose" and more good comments poured out. How does it feel getting your acting acknowledged?
Kim Dong Wook: It's really good. I'm thankful. It makes me think whether or not it's the greatest compliment. I don't know if other words can express this feeling. I want to just use all good words. It's really good, I'm happy, and I'm thankful - those words might be average but at this moment, those [words] are my most honest expressions. 
Q. Did you originally like the exorcism genre?
Kim Dong Wook: I don't like it at all. I'm also scared. With our [drama], it was alright because I watched it while knowing the plot. (laughs)
Q. In 'Along with the Gods', you had the role of an evil spirit so you put on makeup all over your body, in this role as well, you were possessed by an evil spirit so visually, you had shocking makeup. 
Kim Dong Wook: So the skin of my face and body is all ruined. Jokingly, I said, "In exchange for the love I received from fans while doing this drama, I lost my health and skin." I think I need to spare some time to recover.
Q. You met Kim Jae Wook who played the role of Choi Yoon, 11 years after 'Coffee Prince'. How is it seeing Kim Jae Wook again? 
Kim Dong Wook: He's the same. It was really comfortable seeing a friend again whom you made during the immature period where you filmed while not knowing much. We joked around a lot and we shared a lot of worries while discussing about things related to acting. We have confidence in each other. That's why whatever that friend does or whatever way he acts, we trust in each other and film while relying on each other. And if a scene we worried about together comes out nicely, we feel joy. As an actor, Jae Wook-ie, his attention is really good. Rather than depending on the talent he has, he's a friend who continues to worry over it and as an actor, he wants to show something more. While filming this time, I depended on him a lot.  
Q. How was your teamwork with Jung Eun Chae who played the role of Jang Kil Young? 
Kim Dong Wook: If it wasn't Eun Chae, it would've been hard to pull this drama to this point. She didn't emerge to the exterior that much but it was possible because actor Jung Eun Chae is quiet and endured firmly. She could've passed out because she was worn out but she never once said she was tired and she endured everything. That was a big help for the drama. I'm really thankful towards Eun Chae and I'm proud. This is something the director, Jae Wook, and I all agree on.  
Q. Since you debuted in 2004, it's been 15 years since your debut. What is the driving force that helped you endure this long period as an actor? 
Kim Dong Wook: The biggest strength was my family. At any moment, my family was the existence that gave me the most strength and they're the reason I need to live fiercely and strongly. And every time I wanted to give up, there were always people next to me who held my hand. It's not a specific person but because I had people who gave me strength during those moments [of wanting to give up], I feel like that's why I was able to endure it up until now.  
Q. Does that mean that you had moments where you wanted to give up on acting?
Kim Dong Wook: Of course. There were many times. There were times where I was able to easily pass through it and there were serious times. Those moments occasionally come. 
Q. Because you were able to endure those difficult times, don't you think that's why we were able to see you as Soo Hong in 'Along with the Gods' and Hwa Pyung in 'Hand: The Guest'. As an actor, you had an amazing 2018. This year is ending, what are your end of the year plans?
Kim Dong Wook: After finishing 'Along with the Gods 1', during an interview, I said, "I hope 2018 passes by instantly and busily" - it really feels like it passed by like that. In a split second, so many things happened. It was a year where I was thankful. For the end of the year, I don't have anything specially planned, but for now, I plan to spend it while resting.  

1. [+235, -0] I can't imagine Yoon Hwa Pyung being played by someone who isn't Kim Dong Wook. To the actor-nim who more and more played the character charmingly, I'll look forward to you in the future as well

2. [+144, -0] It makes me wonder if he can really act well this much and he seems really smart (t/n: This is a compliment - sorry if the wording is a bit weird)

3. [+100, -0] It was a drama that was addicting, the after effect is huge, other dramas aren't exciting... Both of you make sure to go get a physical exam and please come back quickly healthily in a good drama~ 

4. [+68, -0] I was really immersed and enjoyed watching it, I'm so sad it ended and Dong Wook's acting ✌✌✌

5. [+66, -0] Hwa Pyung-ie hyung, let's go for a second season~~~~        

Saturday, November 3, 2018

[I Live Alone Roundup] Norazo Jo Bin's dedication moves viewers + Henry spends time with his dad

Nationwide ratings for this week's episode: 12.3% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+8734, -57] To be honest, in the past, I was biased and thought he was a bit of a scumbag but he's a sincere person and he himself has philosophy - it's been a while since it was refreshing. Just like Park Narae said, like Peter Pan - I wish he did this until he's at least in his 70s. Seeing Korea's male Lady Gaga on TV, he seemed quite like a nice person and it was especially nice seeing how hardworking he is at living. He's a celebrity but he looks like a lot of celebrities ㅋㅋㅋ His songs are also exciting, I hope he's successful in the looo~~~ooong run, Norazo Jo Bin-hyung fighting!!

2. [+4978, -31] He's quite nice-hearted and seems like he works hard at living, I want to follow him/his ways. Because his character/personality itself is good, the way he handles hate comments is uncommon and amazing~ (t/n: On the show, Jo Bin revealed that he gathers all the hate comments he receives and replies to them one by one. For example, if someone says he's ugly, he said he responds with: "My mother also said she was surprised when she gave birth to me" LOL)

3. [+4287, -23] After watching the show, I was embarrassed for having prejudiced views. He's a person who works really hard at living and while promoting for a celebrity for over 10 years, he takes each and every picture while smiling - it was an episode where there were a lot of things we can learn from

4. [+1950, -48] Jo Bin-nim hwaiting~~ I'm a girl who quickly liked/got a good impression after watching the show ^^

5. [+1856, -16] The best personality/character, hyung-nim you're going to have a long career

6. [+888, -38] What is the cider industry doing? Let's go for an advertisement~~!~!~! (t/n: Cider are drinks like Sprite and Jo Bin wears cider cans as hair rolls as a part of his stage costume)

Original Source (X Sports News via Naver): 'I Live Alone' Henry goes to Toronto, moved by father's love

1. [+1296, -15] Moving, moving~ ㅠㅠ How is it that Henry's heart is this warm.. The episodes Henry comes out in always makes you feel good and they're moving.. Friday night was properly healing~ 

2. [+639, -16] Henry was cool!!

3. [+597, -13] It was nice to see Henry after a while. I was moved with his father. Although they don't say it, they're a father and son who miss each other.. 

4. [+326, -8] It felt like a movie. My heart was moved

5. [+233, -7] The distance at the table ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's really funny ㅋㅋ