In The Know with Purplenette


As I searched the internet for pics and information on all my favorite Korean actors and dramas, I ran across information that I thought should be shared with my fellow addicts. 

Here is the latest news on upcoming and currently aired dramas:

There is sad news for all of the Kim Hyun Joong lovers out there. It has been reported that KBS, MBC, and SBS have not picked up City Conquest. Although these stations would be the channels most likely to air this drama (as they are the major TV stations in Korea), they are not the only TV stations in Korea; thus, there is still hope for this drama to air.

"KBS has recently decided not to air City Conquest," reported a member from the Drama Department at KBS. Officials from the broadcasting industry have added, "The producers of City Conquest have also expressed their intention to air the series on MBC and SBS, but those networks have also decided not to schedule the series on their channels. The reason given is that the content and the production cost of the series are not acceptable to them. As far as we know, the shooting of the series has been stopped." -

Now, I know a lot of you have been waiting for a new drama with Kim Hyun Joong as much as I have. On the bright side, on December 17, 2012, Media Baek (the production company of City Conquest) will be meeting with KBS representatives again in order to agree on a settlement. I guess we can only wait to see what happens next.

For those of you enjoying The Great Seer, I have some interesting news for you! The cast has walked off the set and production stopped as of December 8, 2012. Apparently, the cast has not been paid since the beginning of production. Many of the actors belong to the Korea Broadcast Actors Union including Ji Sung, Ji Jin Hee, Lee Yoong Ji and Song Chang Eui

Of course, the representative from SBS has stated that they are in negotiations with the outside production company and the actors union. They also said that there would be no interference with the broadcasting of The Great Seer. Sources state that it was a challenge for the December 12 and 13 episodes to be aired. (Dramabeans)

I guess it remains to be seen at this time if the rest of the drama will be aired. I’m hoping that they get it cleared up because I have a vested interest. I have been watching this drama from the beginning and I am enthusiastically waiting for what will happen next.

I’m sure you all have heard of the new Flower Boy drama part of the tvN Flower Boy series to air in 2013. Flower Boy Next Door already has an excellent cast of Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon and Go Kyung Pyo

Well, another flower boy that has been added to the cast. 

It is Japan’s hottest new actor, Mizuta Kouki (I'm not sure why they are calling him new because he has been in a few other dramas). They call him a Japanese version of Lee Min Ho because of the resemblance.  He is apparently talented in singing and dancing and is expected to do well in acting. (

I guess he does sort of look like Lee Min Ho. Regardless, he is cute and hopefully he is talented. I can’t wait till next year!!!

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    werwiewowas95 Dec 21, 2012

    nooo way please air the drama!

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    NewKDramaAddict Dec 18, 2012

    So disappointed about City Conquest. Here's hoping someone picks it up!! hoping..hoping..hoping!!

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    Aya97 Dec 18, 2012

    I really want to see City Conquest....I hope they will air it soon:(

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    allyson Dec 18, 2012

    This is one of the best articles I've read on here! I love the drama news :)

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    miks Dec 18, 2012

    Thanks! This is really informative.
    Does anybody knows what has transpired from the meeting of Media Baek and KBS? Im hoping for positive news! ;)

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    akai-kitsune Dec 18, 2012

    I thought it was LMH......

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    Elisabetta Dec 18, 2012

    Thanks for the heads up, Purplenette. Reading those news is like reading synopsis for The King of Dramas ^_^ *drama-watching will never be the same after that one* ;)

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    blueaoichan Dec 17, 2012

    great news ! It's really interesting to know latest update from drama world ^^

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    Raincat Dec 17, 2012

    Wow! Thank you!
    This is a type of aticle what i hoped to find here, in MDL, for long time now.
    I hope you keep it up. I really-really hope it.

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    Mythical-Katie Dec 17, 2012

    Thanks for the info! will be waiting for more. Hope that MDL becomes a bigger & better site and soon I won't have to go to other sites for my asian related news lol

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    goldenseal50 Dec 17, 2012

    What? No City Conquest? bummer

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    b2uty Dec 17, 2012

    Why hello there Mizuta Kouki. Where have you been hiding?

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    Jeaniessi Dec 17, 2012

    It's the 17th, the cast of TGS have been back to work since the 11th. We'll see how it goes from here. I am watching it and loving it so I am trying to remain hopeful. I'd walk off set if I weren't paid too!

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      purplenette Dec 17, 2012

      That is good. Where did you read the news that they started work again on TGS? I must have missed it. Sorry!!! I didn't mean to misinform anyone. Oh, and I agree...I would totally walk off the set if they didn't pay me.

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      Jeaniessi Dec 17, 2012

      I read about it last week on DB. They walked out on the 8th and were set to go back on the 11th with promise of payment. I haven't heard about any further episodes of non payment so far but... it's only a little over 1/2 way complete so I am hoping it doesn't happen again.

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    Witchgirl247 Dec 17, 2012

    I thought it was Lee Min Ho, a younger, skinnier, less built Lee Min Ho. But I was fooled. But he's a cutie! Looking forward to that drama even more!

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    therg814 Dec 17, 2012

    I was really looking forward to seeing Kim Hyun Joong all tough and macho and beefed up for this new drama! I really hope things get worked out!

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