Interview with …. Arab Cassiopeia

Dubbed as “Asia’s Stars” and “Kings of K-pop”, TVXQ!, short for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, are a K-pop duo that consists of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. Originally debuted as a five-member in 2003, TVXQ! have been actively promoting as a duo since 2011 and continue to top the charts in Korea and Japan. They have a hugely loyal fanbase, Cassiopeias, around the world and in the MENA region.

NorahSaharJumanah and Norah are the four Saudi Arabian girls, ranging from 24 to 26 year-olds, handling a dedicated TVXQ! Arab fan account @TVXQArabFans on Twitter. The majority of their followers are Saudi Arabian females in their late tens to early thirties.

“The reason behind us deciding to create this account and build a support platform 4 years ago is to contribute in helping TVXQ’s art reach as many Arabs as possible and to introduce the duo to their Arabic fanbase,” they add. “Thus, we have allocated a certain amount of time to translate the duo’s song lyrics, interviews, and other activities on a daily basis.”

What about TVXQ first caught your attention?

Uniqueness. We have all grown up with all types of arts and entertainment surrounding us but the kind TVXQ are providing is different. They put their own magic into simple songs turning them into master pieces. Adding to that the attractiveness of their polite and funny personalities.

What has been your favorite memory of TVXQ throughout their career?

Stumbling upon TVXQ for the first time has always been a favourite and precious memory. However, a new favorite memory shall be created once we actually meet them for the first time in SMTown Concert in Dubai.

“They are so passionate and determined about singing, performing, touching people’s heart with music, and spreading hope and happiness.”

What do you like most about the K-pop duo?

Their passion; they are so passionate and determined about singing, performing, touching people’s heart with music, and spreading hope and happiness. They have never given up on their musical dreams no matter how many times they were turned down and pushed back to the starting point.

What songs would you recommend for those who are new to TVXQ?

With the kind of art TVXQ create, it’s really hard to choose a few songs, but if we have to do so then we would recommend:

– Catch Me
– Spellbound
– Something
– I Swear
– Before you Go
– Off-road
– She
– Rising Sun
– Why ~ Keep Your Head Down

Please keep in mind that this list might change once TVXQ make their most annticipated comeback in the 28th of March with their 9th full-length album.

Is there anything in particular that you would like people to know about them?

We would like people to get to know their personalities. They have two opposite personalities that complement each other so well. Therefore, we recommend watching their interviews on different variety shows.

“They have never given up on their musical dreams no matter how many times they were turned down and pushed back to the starting point.”

Any projects (posters, banners, fan chants etc…) you’ll be working on for the SM Town concert in Dubai that you can share with us?

Yes, our project consists of all the examples you have mentioned; banners, fanchants, balloons, and lightsticks. We are also planning to send the duo a special welcoming gift from thier Arab fans.

What are you looking forward to mostly from their performance?

Their way of dominating the stage with their singing, dancing, and interaction with the fans. We are also looking forward to TVXQ talk-segment to see if they have learned any Arabic words/phrases to communicate with us more intimately.

Do you collaborate with other TVXQ accounts around the world on projects such as send gifts, create banners, display posters outdoors etc…?

Yes, we have done several projects for TVXQ before with the help and collaboration of different fans from all around the globe. For example, we are part of a world-wide project for TVXQ upcomimg record-breaking performance on Nissan Stadium.

If you had a chance to sit down with them, what would you like to ask them or tell them?

We would tell them about how much they are loved and looked up to by the Middle Eastern fans and they are the reason behind the happiness many of us are feeling.

Lastly, is there anything you’d like to share that I haven’t asked?

Not really. Thank you for your time. We really appreciate you reaching out to us and providing us this opportunity to voice out our opinion about and emotions toward TVXQ.

K-Pop Group EXO in Dubai

It was a big day for Arab EXO-Ls and all K-pop fans in Dubai. Not only was it EXO‘s first visit to the Emirates but also they’re the first K-pop group to have their upbeat Korean-hit song Power to be played for the first time at the world’s largest choreographed fountain, The Dubai Fountain.

Hundreds of fans of all ages and cultures gathered at venue, eagerly waited till 5:30pm and armed with the group’s official lightsticks and banners along with mobile phones to capture the historic moment and to celebrate EXO’s achievement.

The video consists of interviews with EXO-L’s and some footage from EXO’s private press conference.

Read the related article on Gulf News’s tabloid! here.

BTS Take Over Anghami

BTS has done it again! The global K-pop sensation has surpassed 10 million plays on Anghami.

The seven-piece boy band is the first and only K-pop group to achieve this on MENA’s largest music streaming service.

Fans never fail to show support of their favorite artists. Their loyal fans, ARMY, which stands for Adorable Representative M.C for Youth, in particular Arab ARMYS took to Twitter, hashtagging #ArabArmyWithBTS and #BTS_10_Million_Arab_listeners in celebration of BTS’s achievement.

Arab ARMYs across the MENA region have also created Twitter accounts dedicated to everything BTS with their followers, from sharing the band’s latest news to organizing fan projects.

The Emirates is no stranger to the record-breaking group. BTS’s songs, especially DNA and Mic Drop have been played on Dubai-based radio stations such as Virgin Radio Dubai and Radio 1 UAE.

BTS may have made their breakthrough presence in the American music market but it’s seems they have attracted fans locally and around the MENA region.

2018 may be a big year for K-pop in the Middle East.

Image source: BTS’s official Facebook account. 

EXO Fan Art You Need to See Pt.2

Only four days till the arrival of K-pop boy band EXO! Here are some EXO fan art I happen to stumble on on Instagram:



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Note: All above images are from the users’s respective Instagram accounts.

BTS Count The Days for ‘Mic Drop’ Remix Release On Spotify

ARMYs, did you miss this?! The remix may be around the corner, but that didn’t stop the Korean act to pick up more excitement.

BTS have been counting the days for the release of their ‘MIC Drop’ remix on their personalized Spotify playlist.

Each member has been updating their profile picture by holding an alphabet from ‘MIC DROP’ as well as dropping new tracks on their newly curated playlist till Nov. 24, the release date of the group’s remix song, produced by DJ and producer Steve Aoki and featuring rapper Desiigner.

RM is the latest member to have done so by holding the letter ‘R’ and recently adding a variety of new songs on ‘RM’s Heavy Rotations‘ via the streaming music site.

While the other members have revealed their curated playlist to their fans, AMRYs are still waiting for J-hope’ and V’s personal Spotify playlist to be shared before the official release of the remix tomorrow.

BTS performed their MIC Drop remix on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Nov. 21) and will be aired on Nov. 27.

“I love these guys. These guys are the geniuses,” Steve Aoki told Billboard. “They’re so creative on every level — on their dance, on their sound, on their style, their flow, creatively musically, creatively on the fashion tip. They’re brand developers. They developed their own brand, and they’re global. It’s incredible working with artists like that.”​

This is not their first collaboration with the biggest artists in the American music industry. They previously teamed up with The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart on ‘Best of Me’ song for the group’s record-breaking album Love Yourself: Her earlier this year.

South Korean boy group made their first U.S. television debut performance at the 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19, grabbing international attention with their perfectly distinct vocal skills and eye-catching, synchronized dance moves of their title track DNA.

They are currently nominated for Best Male Group, Best Dance, Best Music Video, Song of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Here’s a one-minute long MV teaser of their ‘MIC Drop’ remix:

Who’s ready for the ‘MIC Drop’ remix?

BTS’s DNA Hits Australian Radio Airwaves

It’s official! BTS’s hit new track “DNA” aired on Australian radio stations, 2Day FM and Fox FM.

Upon the release of the seven-member K-pop boy band’s fifth album, Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’ on September 18, “DNA” made it’s way into Australians hearts, proving that music has no language barrier.

With it’s whistle-led hook, “DNA” is a bright EDM-pop and soft hip-hop, inspired by “young, passionate love”.

“It’s very different from our previous music, technically and musically. I believe it’s going to be the starting point of a second chapter of our career; the beginning of our Chapter Two,” BTS’s leader Rap Monster says in an interview with Billboard.

With Rap Monster, Suga and J-Hope’s rap style, V and Jin’s soulful, smooth voices and Jungkook and Jimin’s impressive dancing skills, the group never seize to disappoint their dedicated fans, also known as ARMY’s, an acronym for Adorable Representative M.C for Youth, by channeling sensitive yet controversial topics that other K-pop groups usually avoid covering. They seem to know their ARMYs and make sure to compose and produce music that listeners can relate to on a deeper level.

BTS’s mini-album, Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’, consists of nine tracks, with a surprise collaboration with New York’s The Chainsmokers‘s Andrew Taggart, who co-wrote and produced the ‘Best of Me’ track, as well as two hidden tracks that are only available in the physical album.

“I think this album will be a type of turning point for us,” says Rap Monster at a press conference.

“It is also about the love of boys who grow up, but it’s also about a message of reconciliation and integration that we want to convey to the society.”

In return for the group’s hard work and captivating highlight reels (that keep fans on their toes), ARMYs around the world joined forces to make the DNA music video hit 20 million views, making it YouTube’s 11th most viewed video of all-time in the first 24 hours and knocking down American artists such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Rihanna.

According to the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, the album is the top selling album chart on iTunes in 73 countries, making it the largest debut number for any South Korean artist.

They also became the first K-pop group to enter Spotify’s Global Top 50, making their new hit “DNA” number 45 in the playlist as of September 22nd.

This is not the first time BTS – who also go by Beyond The Scene – beat out top-charting artists. They also took the award for Top Social Artist at this year’s Billboard Award’s, beating out the likes of Selena Gomez, Justine Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande.

Check out their record-breaking MV “DNA”:

Congrats once again to BTS!

5 Journalism and TV-Themed Korean Dramas

Wanting to change up your series list, opting for dramas that revolve around journalism and media? Look no further! Let me introduce you to Korean dramas, aka South Korean dramas. K-dramas are very popular in Asia and usually consists of one season, with 16 up to 20 episodes. They mainly include elements such as comedies, drama, romance from love triangles to one-sided love. To make your life a lot easier, I compiled a few suggested TV dramas you might want to consider watching if you want a journalism, media-themed show:

1. Healer

Korean title: 힐러, Heelreo

Cast: Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Mi-Kyung 

Genre: Action, Thriller, Romance

Network: KBS2

Airing Date: December 8, 2014 – February 10, 2015

No. of episodes: 20


2. The Greatest Love

Korean title: 최고의 사랑, Choigowei Sarang

Cast: Cha Seung-won, Gong Hyo-jin, Yoon Kye-sang, Yoo In-na

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Network: MBC

Airing Date: May 4, 2011 – June 23, 2011

No. of episodes: 16


3. Pinocchio

Korean title: 피노키오, Pinokio

Cast: Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, Kim Young-kwang, Lee Yu-bi, Lee Pil-mo

Genre: Romance, Family, Comedy, Drama

Network: SBS

Airing Date: November 12, 2014 – January 15, 2015

No. of episodes: 20


4. Jealousy Incarnate

Korean title: 질투의 화신,  Jiltooui Hwashin

Cast: Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk, Go Kyung-pyo, Lee Mi-sook, Park Ji-young, Lee Sung-jae, Seo Ji-hye

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Network: SBS

Airing Date: August 24, 2016 – November 10, 2016

No. of episodes: 24


5. The Producers

Korean title: 프로듀사, Peurodyusa

Cast: Cha Tae-hyun, Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Soo-hyun, IU

Genre: Variety, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Network: KBS2

Airing Date: May 15, 2015 – June 20, 2015

No. of episodes: 12

Note: All above images are screenshots of the dramas.

Australia develops a taste for K-pop

(BTS, the first K-pop band to win big at the Billboard Music Awards, appears for one night only in Sydney on Friday. PIC: Supplied)

When the boy band GOT7 held a fan meeting in Australia late last month, Twitter lit up with a series of hashtags that revealed a growing Australian appetite for catchy K-pop – the music genre originating in South Korea that is a heady mix of catchy tunes, synchronised dancing and eye-catching fashion.

#GOT7inMelbourne, #GOT7inAustralia and #GOT7 were soon trending in anticipation of news of the multi-talented Korean idols.

And that buzz is set to intensify with Friday night’s one-off appearance in Sydney of fellow K-pop stars BTS and planned visits to Australia in coming months by G-Dragon and Jay Park.

Jeff Benjamin,’s K-pop columnist, told The Citizen that the “music itself is a true, full package of pop.”

“I think listeners find it so appealing because it isn’t just the music they become interested in; they become interested in the whole K-pop culture.”

Australians were first introduced to K-pop in 2012, when Korean artist Psy released the hit song Gangnam Style, which has drawn around 2 billion views on YouTube and was instrumental in spreading the Korean sound to a new audience.

Benjamin, who writes Billboard’s online column K-Town, senses that “K-pop has a strong and passionate underground following in Australia and the Korean promoters are starting to notice the continent a lot more.”

“I feel like we’re seeing more tours include Australia in their tour dates and bigger acts are visiting,” he adds. “I think that’s a great move on K-pop’s part  since I would say the global music industry sees Australia (and New Zealand) as being early adopters of a lot of new pop music.”

One of the biggest acts to catch the eye of locals is Friday’s appearance in Sydney of Korea’s most popular seven-member boy band, BTS – Bangtan Sonyeondan, or “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”.

In response to Australian demand, concert organiser IME AU decided to divert the band for one night only on their 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour. Tickets to the Sydney gig sold out almost immediately they went online.

In fact, Sydney will be the group’s first stop after making history by becoming the first K-pop band to win Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, after receiving more than 300 million votes from fans to beat Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

Some Aussie fans appear so infatuated with the Korean brand of pop that they have created Facebook pages dedicated solely to their favourite K-pop groups. Thirty-three-year old financial consultant Anne Lu is one of the administrators of AusArmyProject, a community of BTS fans in Australia and New Zealand, ranging in age from 13 to 40.

Ms Lu believes that the band’s popularity in Australia, and the reason they stand apart from other K-pop groups, is because their music addresses relatable topics and sensitive issues such as bullying, mental health, politics and adolescence, while incorporating some of the style elements of mainstream US artists, something uncommon for most K-pop idols.

“When they first came to Australia in 2015, their concert was filled with 2000 fans . . . It was the first K-pop concert to sell out in Australia,” Ms Lu adds.

Being an avid fan of the global music phenomenon for more than 15 years, and considered a part of the ARMY, the group’s official fan club name, Ms Lu says that the first K-pop concert in Australia – held in Sydney in 2011 and featuring some of the hottest K-pop groups of the time – pre-dated the K-pop craze.

Two years ago, promoters tested the market again and brought BTS and the better-known Big Bang, which played to sell-out concerts.

“After that, we’ve seen a steady stream of K-pop bands coming,” says Ms Lu. “And it [has] really surprised a lot of promoters, so they have started bringing more bands down [from Korea].”

Increasingly, Aussie fans are taking their love of K-pop to a new level by uploading dance covers to YouTube of their favourite bands, such as the Melbourne-based dance group AO Crew, and by entering K-pop music “boot camps” where they can test their talents.

Unlike Western artists, South Korean K-pop wannabes go through a rigorous and “robotic” system of training at entertainment agencies where they join classes and spend long hours learning dance routines, music and language in a highly organised and frenetic environment, before they officially debut.

Some trainees at Korea’s top agencies spend years working to become idols. But most either drop out or simply fail to make the grade in an extremely competitive industry.

Aussie fans wanting a taste of K-pop training are turning to The Academy, a Sydney-based agency that runs experiential K-pop boot camps, choreography and other tailored programs and reality TV-style workshops.  Those attending also get the chance to work with professional trainers and consultants from top entertainment agencies across Asia.

“We picked K-pop because there is a demand for it on two fronts – from agencies searching for new talent, and young talent searching for a breakthrough in the entertainment industry besides Hollywood,” says Angela Lee, the director of The Academy.

“With the boot camp, it also provides talent scouts a better opportunity to observe the boot camp trainees over a few days so that they can have a better understanding of the trainee’s talent, personality and culture, [and] fit for Korea.”

Ms Lee says that one of the main reasons why fans want to experience the rigorous training is curiosity. Although it’s not widely publicised, or even documented, a lot of applicants want to challenge themselves and see whether they have what it takes to make it to the top.

“We picked K-pop because there is a demand for it on two fronts – from agencies searching for new talent, and young talent searching for a breakthrough in the entertainment industry besides Hollywood.” — Angela Lee, director, The Academy

Much like Korea’s idol trainees, applicants are young teenagers and come with multicultural backgrounds – seven out of 10 are Asian Australians. But interest is starting to grow among other young Australians, too.

“We have seen an increase in interest from an international audience and an increase in the number of auditions by younger talents than in 2016,” adds Ms Lee.

Some Asian Australians, including JJCC’s Prince Mak, Jang Han-byul and Black Pink’s Roseanne Park, to name a few, have gone on to pass rigorous auditions in Korea and to debut at well-known entertainment agencies.

AusArmyProject’s Ms Lu believes that K-pop has boomed in Australia because of the global revolution in sharing – through YouTube and music streaming, as well as via content-sharing sites such as Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

“This has helped fans come together and share their love for their idols via fan-created content such as memes, gifs, fan art and fan fiction, and creates a perceived greater connection between fans and idols,” she adds.

Much to the delight of K-pop fans, it has been announced that KCON, an annual Korean pop music and cultural convention based in the US, will be extended for the first time to Australia in September, making it the seventh host country since its launch in 2012.

K-pop writer Jeff Benjamin has high hopes for the future of the genre.

“Just like how the current generation of stars utilised and built off the accomplishments of the past generation, the future of K-pop seems to be growing in healthy ways,” he says.

Please note: the above article was originally published on The Citizen and written by the owner of this site.

Train To Busan (부산행)


(From left to right) Choi Woo-shik, Ma Dong-seok and Gong Yoo

This South Korean zombie apocalypse horror film is an intense train ride to escape an unidentifiable virus that spreads rapidly across Korea. The claustrophobic tension in a train compartment is the best thing to see right now!

Movie Details…

  • Korean title: 부산행, Busanhaeng
  • Director: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Choi Woo-shik
  • Language: Korean
  • Genre: Action, thriller and horror
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release date: 20 July 2016
  • Running Time: 118 minutes
  • Box Office: US$120 million

Did You Know…

  • Train to Busan is the highest South Korean grossing film of all time in Hong Kong since its release.
  • It also premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.
  • Actor Ma Dong-seok, who played the husband of the pregnant lady, was Gong Yoo’s personal trainer.
  • This film is the director’s first ever action film as his previous works were animated feature.
  • Actress Jin-hee, who plays a cheerleader, is an ex-member of Kpop girl group Wonder Girls.
  • Similar to Japanese films, Korean horror films focus more on the pain and suffering of characters rather than blood and guts imagery.

… some Quotes…

  • At a time like this, only watch out for yourself” –  Seek-Woo (Gong Yoo)
  • I heard you’re a fund manager. Then you’re an expert at leaving useless people behind”  –  Sang-hwa (Ma Dong-seok)
  • I’ll take you to mom no matter what”  –  Seek-Woo (Gong Yoo)

… and lastly, my thoughts…

I wasn’t quite sure which South Korean film to start with so I stumbled upon this film called Train to Busan. I’m not really a big fan of anything that involves horror or zombies but this film basically sealed the deal for me.

With a perfect cast and a bumpy ride from Seoul to Busan to escape an unidentifiable virus that spreads Korea, Train to Busan is the zombie film of the year and a smash hit this summer in South Korea ever since its release. On August 7th, it was officially the first Korean film of 2016 that topped over 10 million viewers in the territory. Now, ever since its release in Hong Kong, this zombie blockbuster captivated local audiences, making it the most watched Asian film of all time.

Train to Busan is the first zombie blockbuster in Korea and the first live action film directed by Yeon Sang-ho as his previous works were only animated features. As expected, his directorial debut was simply a success.

Seok-wu is a divorced workholic fund manager that barely spends time with his daughter Su-an. She tells her father that she wants to go see her mother in Busan for her birthday gift, to which the father agrees and accompanies her.

This train ride is not only about going to Busan, it’s symbolic in a way that the father is going with his daughter to the past to amend their relationships and fix what was dead.

As the main leads board the Korean bullet train, the director gives a beautiful set up of his characters, a husband and his pregnant wife, high school baseball team, obnoxious rich CEO, homeless man and two elderly sisters.

Suddenly, an infected teenage girl with bulging veins on her bare thighs secretly boards the train. Yet, the train and crew were alarmed when a homeless man was hiding in the washroom.

Within minutes, the stray passenger attacks a female train attendant who was trying to help her. This is the moment when the virus spreads and the mayhem begins.

During the film, they learn that there is a zombie outbreak in Korea and slowly try to understand everything they need to know about the flesh-eating creatures onboard in order to prevent from being bitten.

The scenes are perfectly structured. The director keeps the action scenes fast-paced, violent and filled with adrenaline in a claustrophobic environment.

Train to Busan is not only about the struggle between people in the train and those who are infected by the virus but it also unleashes social tension and has a lot of social commentary between the classes.

It shows us what would people do to actually save themselves than save others. For example, when the father tells his daughter that she should watch out for yourself at times like this. When I watched that scene I thought to myself, how can he say that even to his own daughter? That says so much about him and his social status.

You know we watch these films and we instantly assume that the main characters always help the strong and the weak, but realistically speaking, if this happened in real life, some people would say and do the same thing as the father in the film. It may be true it may be not.

The director and writer want to tell us that this is reality. This is not just a zombie film they wanted to create to entertain people, they want to relate it to the real word and portray real people in real life situations.

It questions our humanity and also captures our inner monsters at times of crisis.

Throughout the film, the father learns that it’s wrong for him to say what he said even when he was in trouble and the upper class wouldn’t help him, only leaving one of the characters to die in replace of him.

I don’t want to ruin the film, but I just wanted to share my favorite film shot. One of the characters, who shall not be named, gets bitten and instantly gets killed.

As this unnamed characters falls off the train, the director instantly moves the camera to the shadow of the falling body on the sand.

Korean horror films usually focus on the anguish and suffering of the characters rather than on explicit blood and guts aspect.

The negative remark I have of this film was the color of the blood on their shirts. It didn’t look like blood but more of colouring.

Also, I was quote convinced with actress Jin-hee’s acting skills. She plays who a cheerleader in the film. Although she had some minor roles in the movie, it still wasn’t that convincing, but oh well…

With a thrilling and thematic film like this, I just hope that Hollywood executives don’t take this opportunity to remake an English – language film for their local audiences.

However, rumor has it that there is going to be a sequel, but hopefully not. In my opinion, sequels just basically kill the overall picture of the first original films.

To conclude this, Train to Busan is a purely an entertaining zombie film. It’s really interesting to watch onscreen real people face real danger and in some cases is related to today’s society. It’s beautifully set up with just the right amount of thrill and tension.

If you watch this film and don’t find it entertaining, then I don’t know what to say. You can comment below and let me know your thoughts.

–  Samar x

Cheese In The Trap (치즈인더트랩)

(From left to right) Kim Go-Eun and Park Hae-Jin

Based on a webcomic,  Cheese in the Trap  is a South Korean TV drama that depicts the complicated yet realistic relationship between two university students.

TV Series Details…

  • Korean title: Cheese in the Trap, 치즈인더트랩, Chijeuindeoteuraeb
  • Director: Lee Yoon-Jung
  • Screenwriter: Kim Nam Hee
  • Cast: Park Hae-Jin, Kim Go-Eun, Seo Kang-Joon, Lee Sung-Kyung, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Park Min-Ji
  • Country: South Korea
  • Language: Korean
  • Genre: Drama, comedy, romance, youth and coming-of-age
  • Network: tvN
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release date: January 4th, 2016 – March 1st, 2016
  • Lowest rating: episode 1
  • Highest rating: episode 9 and episode 10

Did You Know…

  • The lead female role was first offered to member of Kpop girl group Miss A, Suzy Bae, but declined it.
  • Although actress Kim Go-Eun declined the lead role offered to her due to scheduling issues, she eventually accepted it after director Lee Yoon-Jung repeatedly asked and insisted on taking the role.
  • This is Kim Go-Eun’s first drama to take part in.
  • The dramas’ production crew took a different direction to the original webtoon, starting from episode 10.
  • Due to the controversy led by the disappointing ending and less-than-satisfactory direction that angered fans, most of the cast and crew left for vacation to get away from the chaos.
  • A 2017 movie adaptation is currently in the process, starring the original male actor Park Hae-Jin and a new lead actress.