LC9 Launches Their First Reality Show

Nicknamed the Brown Eyed Boys before their official debut, the Korean boy band LC9, which is short for League of Competition #9, was said to be the male version of its labelmate, the popular girl group Brown Eyed Girls. Consisting of six members with diverse talents, theres no doubt that LC9 can definitely rock the stage.

If you missed it, here’s the fierce-yet-addictive debut track of LC9, “MaMa Beat”! This futuristic music video had attained a 19+ rating due to some violent scenes. 

Interested to know what is behind LC9’s charismatic image on stage? Well, you’re in for a treat! LC9’s first reality show, LC9’s Life of Research, is here to satisfy your curiosity! Check out the group’s shout-out for its first reality show, exclusively for Viki fans!

Explore different places with the six boys – J-Hyo (Kim Jong Hyo), RASA (Park Geon Woo), King (Dong Woo Seok), AO (Kang Hyeon Soo), Jun (Park Jun Hyeong) and E.Den (Carlos Jaedyn Park) – as they challenge themselves to track through haunted places, come up with solutions to tricky situations, and provide an exclusive tour into their practice rooms!

To the Love Beats in Singapore here’s some good news for you! The rookie group will be dropping by the sunny island for a single-night appearance that will feature special stages for its performances from its mini-album and up-close interactions with your favorite member! Be sure to catch them on 30th November 2013 at TAB Orchard.

For the Indonesian Love Beats, LC9 will be having a joint concert with labelmate, Lunafly on January 19th 2014, don't miss out on that!

Want to find out more about the group? Favorite the LC9’s Life of Research channel and be the first to know when new episodes are added!

Happy Thanksgiving!

For many this week is the celebration of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy great food and traditions with family and friends. So as you prepare to enjoy the holiday, here are some of our favorite things we're thankful for!

Nikki Hsieh from Taiwanese Drama 'Princess Stand In' is thankful for food, and so are we! Love to eat? Check out our Let's Cook with Viki series and learn how to make foods from your favorite shows!

We're thankful for all our friends, and wish they were like the ones in 'Shut Up! Flower Boy Band'

We're thankful for K-Drama shower scenes. Like Lee Min Ho In 'The Heirs,' Song Seung Hun in 'My Princess', and Godfrey Gao from 'Never Give up Dodo.'

Need some good dramas to watch this holiday? Check out 'Love Family', 'Rebel Angel', and 'Basketball'.

What are you most thankful for?

'Inspiring Generation,' Kim Hyun Joong's New Drama to Air Exclusively on Viki!

We're super excited to announce that Inspiring Generation, aka "Inspiring Age," starring global superstar Kim Hyun Joong of Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss fame, will be available worldwide on Viki (outside Korea and Japan) starting in January! Viewers in the Americas and Europe will be able to watch exclusively on Viki.

Cast members including Kim Hyun Joong attend the first script reading for Inspiring Age.
One of the most highly-anticipated global dramas of 2014, Inspiring Age is an action-packed story about friendship, love, and the Korean struggle for independence. It also stars two familiar young actresses: Im Soo Hyang (I Do, I Do) and Jin Se Yeon (Bridal Mask).

Be sure to favorite the Inspiring Age channel here, so you can receive updates when episodes and trailers are released in January. If you haven't already, you should upgrade your account to Viki Pass to enjoy the drama without ads and in HD!

Inspiring Age is being filmed in Korea, Japan and China, making for a powerful international production. Kim Hyun Joong will play Shin Jung Tae, a master fighter who protects his countrymen from the Japanese invasion.  Im Soo Hyang's character will be ambitious and charismatic enough to match wits with the hero. After his entertaining performances in top K-Dramas, Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss, we look forward to seeing Kim Hyun Joong's on-screen chemistry with his leading lady.

What are you most excited to see in January's premiere of Inspiring Age? Let us know in the comments!

Enter to Win Signed Photo of a Star of ‘Never Give Up, Dodo’!

Are you a fan of the hilarious Chinese web series Never Give Up, Dodo? Then get ready, because you now have the chance to win one of 24 autographed photos of Godfrey Gao, Yin Hang, Mike Sui, Sunny Wang, or Peter Ho from Le Jun Kai through our photo caption contest!

Win a signed photo from one of the stars of "Never Give Up, Dodo!"

How to Enter:
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. Your comment must include:

(1) Your own funny and creative caption for the picture shown below
(2) Your Viki username

For fun, submit the photo with your caption written on it on Twitter or Instagram and tag @Viki and add #Viki.

Contest Dates:
You can submit an entry from now until December 21st.

Viki staff will choose 24 winners and contact them via Private Message on Viki on December 22nd. If youre one of the lucky winners, you can tell us which autographed photo you prefer, but we cant guarantee that you will get the photo that you ask for.

We look forward to seeing all your funny and creative captions!

Caption this picture from 'Never Give Up, Dodo' for a chance to win an autographed photo!

If you havent already, check out Never Give Up, Dodo! This 10-episode series is a raunchy romantic comedy about a couple, Dodo and Xu Fei, who decide to get married but face many obstacles to happiness.

Stay tuned for the announcement of winners of the contest on our blog!

K-Pop Idols Yoona and IU Star in New Dramas

This winter, K-pop idols are taking lead roles in several anticipated new dramas. IU, known as the “Nation’s Little Sister” in Korea, will star in “Beautiful Man.” Yoona from Girls’ Generation will play a spunky reporter in “Prime Minister and I.”

IU’s character in “Beautiful Man” is a very ordinary girl named Kim Bo Tong. In addition to being a strange-sounding girl’s name, “Bo Tong” literally means “average” in Korean! IU has acted in past dramas such as “Dream High,” and we’re excited to see her take on another cute, underdog role alongside the beautiful man himself, Jang Geun Suk.

IU plays average schoolgirl Kim Bo Tong in Beautiful Man
Prime Minister and I” is not Yoona’s first drama, either. She co-starred in the romantic melodrama, “Love Rain” with Jang Geun Suk. Yoona will shed her sleek idol image for the role, sporting a combination of curly hair and baggy clothes.

Yoona is a courageous reporter in Prime Minister and I

Miss Korea” stars the beautiful Lee Yeon Hee and premieres on December 18. The lovely actress is not a K-pop idol, but here’s a fun fact: Lee Yeon Hee was an S.M. trainee who almost debuted as part of Girls’ Generation! She chose to pursue her acting career instead.

Which K-pop singer are you looking forward to seeing on Viki this winter? Let us know!

Get Ready for a Major Music-Filled Weekend!

For all of you K-pop fans out there, you are in for an exciting Hallyu weekend! Kickstarting it is the annual Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will be held November 22 in Hong Kong for the second consecutive year. Don’t forget to tune in and root for your favorite artists during this major K-pop awards ceremony!

Expect more awesome dance moves from Girls’ Day (nominee for Best Dance Performance Female).

You’ll also be able to enjoy Lyn’s beautiful vocals (nominee for Best Vocal Performance Female), which will melt your heart. 

Catch more music videos (licensed worldwide) from K-pop’s best acts, such as IU, Ailee, EXO, TEEN TOP, 4minute, B2ST, K.Will, Davichi and Geeks on Viki as we countdown to the MAMA Awards 2013!

G-Dragon performing on SBS Inki Gayo
Can’t get enough of those addictive K-pop tunes? You’re in for a treat with the entertainment show SBS Inki Gayo! You’ll be able to enjoy Korea’s latest hits and watch the countdown to the chart topper of the week. Get blown away by the elaborate stage props, impressive choreography and songs that will get you hooked!

If you want a little variety in your K-pop, then sit back and fill your music weekend with these great new shows offered on Viki!
This series follows our five favorite ladies from the girl group Kara behind the scenes as they prepare for their comeback, filming music videos and more. Kamelias also can expect to catch some exclusive one-on-one episodes with Kara members.

Barefoot Friends 

Yoon Si Yoon in an episode of Barefoot Friends
Hosted by Kang Ho Dong, this outdoor survival-type show pushes celebrities out of their comfort zones and challenges them to adapt to the different lifestyles and challenges. Recent episodes have featured popular K-pop favorites like SHINee, Infinite and Sistar.

Running Man

EXOs Xiumin in the latest episode of Running Man
This popular variety show challenges participants to complete tough missions and win races to emerge victorious. Featuring hot celebrities like Suzy, EXO and Big Bang on recent episodes, this show promises nothing short of excitement.

As we count down the days to this exciting K-pop music weekend, get ready for some Hallyu goodness!

Certain shows are available only in the Americas.