Language-Learning Challenge: Love Confession One-Liners!


Throughout the past month, Viki’s “Month of Love,” we celebrated all things lovey-dovey and sweet by sharing our favorite confession scenes and how you would ask someone out in your mother language. Some of you also shared your favorite drama confession scene with us, and we must say, they were all super adorable!

So, with this month coming to a close, it’s time to test your language-learning knowledge of the best confession scenes mentioned throughout the month! One lucky person will win an awesome language-learning book* from our friends at Tuttle Publishing!

(*Users must answer the quiz between February 28 and March 8, 2015, to be eligible to win.)

The questions are a mix of both fan and staff picks, so feel free to take a look at our previous posts to refresh your memory. To prepare, here are the episodes we’ll be asking about. Pay special attention to the scenes that we point out!
  • “Coffee Prince” — Episode 10 (1:01:30 - 1:01:37)
  • “Love Myself or You” — Episode 12 (0:17:27 - 0:17:29)
  • “Kill Me, Heal Me” — Episode 1 (0:56:37 - 0:56:40)
  • “Boysitter” — Episode 10 (0:28:43 - 0:28:46)

Ready to go? Take the quiz below! There are four questions, so be sure to answer them all and hit “Submit”!
 


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5 Baby Name Suggestions for Birthday Boy Ji Sung!


February 27 marks the 38th birthday of Ji Sung, and fans couldn’t be more excited. But his birthday isn’t the only thing to celebrate; Ji Sung and his wife, actress Lee Bo Young, are expecting their first child in July. The couple has given the baby the nickname of Kwak Bo Be. Kwak coming from Ji Sung’s real family name, Bo coming from Bo Young, and Be coming from the word “baby.”

To help celebrate the newest addition to Ji Sung’s family, we’ve come up with five fun baby name suggestions based on the recent popular dramas that both Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young have acted in!

Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young dated for 7 years before getting married in 2013

Hye + Gi = Hye Gi

In the drama “I Hear Your Voice,” Lee Bo Young plays attorney Jang Hye Seong, and in his current drama “Kill Me, Heal Me,” Ji Sung plays a man with multiple personalities, one of whom is named Shin Se Gi. To Koreans, every name has meaning. In this case, Hye means intelligent woman and Gi means rising. If the baby is a girl, she will have the potential to do great things just by her name alone. 

Ji Sung displays his acting talents in ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ by playing 7 different characters!

Jae + Hyuk = Jae Hyuk

Lee Bo Young played Kang Jae Mi in “Hooray for Love” and Ji Sung played Min Hyuk in “Secret.” Jae means wealthy and Hyuk means radiant, so this little nugget can possibly be a shining star like his parents. 

Ji + Young = Ji Young 

Not only will this name combine two drama characters’ names, but also the parents’ names. Ji Sung played Cha Ji Heon in “Protect the Boss” and Mok Ji Sang in “The Great Seer” while Bo Young played Lee Seo Young in “My Daughter Seo Young.” With this name, Ji means wisdom and Young means valiant (possessing or showing courage or determination). The baby will be both smart and brave. 

Ji Sung plays rebellious future company chairman Cha Ji Heon in ‘Protect the Boss

Min + Sung = Min Sung 

Taking the first part of the name from dad’s drama “Secret” and the second part from mom’s drama “I Hear Your Voice,” Min means people and Sung means victorious. We may have a future president on our hands with a name like that! 

Ji Sung first acted alongside Hwang Jung Eum in the 2013 drama Secret
Na + Hyun = Na Hyun 

Taken from “Kill Me, Heal Me,” where Ji Sung plays a 17-year-old twin named Yo Na, and “God’s Gift — 14 Days,” where Lee Bo Young plays Kim Soo Hyun, Na means beautiful and Hyun means radiant. So the combination will ensure that the new baby “shines beautifully”!

We wish Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young the warmest congratulations on their new baby and Ji Sung the happiest of birthdays. Do you have any baby name suggestions based on the soon-to-be parents’ dramas? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

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Never Miss a New Episode Again — Introducing Viki’s New On Air Calendar!


Keep track of all your favorite shows with Vikis handy new On Air Calendar!

What Is the On Air Calendar?

Do you ever get confused trying to remember when new episodes of your favorite shows are airing? Look no further than Vikis new On Air Calendar! It's a schedule of new episodes of all our "On Air" shows that are currently airing in their home country and being simulcast on Viki. The calendar can be found on the Viki homepage and on our mobile app. The date and time is dependent on the user’s local time settings, so if you change the date and time settings on your device, the app’s On Air Calendar will update accordingly.


From the homepage, click the “Global TV” drop-down menu to find the On Air Calendar.


Here you can find out when the newest episodes of all on-air shows will be released.


The On Air Calendar is now available on the Android app. For more information, check out the What Is On Air Calendar? FAQ and stay tuned for the iOS release. What do you think of this new feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Vote for Best ‘2015 Super Star’ Backstage Fashion & Win!


Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! For all those who celebrated last week, we hope you were able to relax and spend time with family and friends while ringing in the Year of the Goat! If you’re still in the mood to celebrate (we know that we are!), then don’t miss the “2015 Super Star: A Red & White Lunar New Year Special”!

With a host of stars in attendance, including Infinite, Cross Gene, Dream Girls, George Hu and many more, it’s a given that all of their stage outfits were going to be incredible. So we have to ask, who do you think had the best backstage fashion? Let us know and you could receive your very own “2015 Super Star” gifts, straight from the show!

Not sure who to choose? Take a peek at these EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes videos from this year’s special!

Cross Gene

 

George Hu and Jam Hsiao 



Puff Guo, Bii and Amber An 



Big Four

 

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win “2015 Super Star” items!

How to Enter: Cast your vote in the ballot below.

Voting Period: February 24 to February 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) (winners will notified after February 27)

Good luck!



15 Epic Drama Scenes That Made You ‘Ugly Cry’


Sometimes you’re in the mood for a good cry. That’s one of the reasons that drama fans love watching a good “melo” (melodrama) — because some scenes are so dramatic, so powerful, so emotional that they make you break out into an “ugly cry,” which, let’s face it, feels so refreshing afterwards. We know we’re watching a fictional drama, but we can’t help sniffling, slobbering and all-out sobbing during those epic sad moments.

Here are 15 scenes from our favorite recent dramas that gave us so many feels that the ugly cry came pouring out of us. We dare you to watch each of the scenes below without shedding a single tear!

Pinocchio Episode 4 — When Dal Po’s Father Is Found



Dal Po (played by Lee Jong Suk) finds out that his father’s body has been found after 13 years —  finally putting to rest speculations that he went into hiding after being responsible for his fellow firemen’s death in a warehouse fire. Dal Po can’t contain his emotions after his father is officially confirmed dead and exonerated of the charges from 13 years ago that ruined his family. Watch the sad scene beginning at 56:40 in Episode 4.

Pinocchio Episode 11 — When Dal Po Confronts His Long-Lost Brother


When Dal Po confronts his brother, Jae Myeong (played by Yoon Gyun Sang), and tells him that he is his long-lost brother, Ha Myeong, Jae Myeong is shocked to hear that his younger brother is still alive. Watch the emotionally charged scene at the beginning of Episode 11!

Healer Episode 15 — When Jung Hoo Pushes Young Shin Away



Jung Hoo (played by Ji Chang Wook) tries to chase Young Shin (played by Park Min Young) away from his house, saying that she’ll get hurt if she stays by his side. Young Shin insists that Jung Hoo won’t hurt her and refuses to leave. When she hugs him, begging him to let her stay, Jung Hoo breaks down and cries. Watch the touching scene at the beginning of Episode 15!

Punch Episode 5 — When a Daughter Tries to Be Brave



Ye Rin (played by the adorable Kim Ji Young) goes to visit her mother, Ha Kyung (played by Kim Ah Joong), in prison. She forces her aunt to take her there and promises that she’ll put on a brave face and laugh and not cry in front of her mother. But as soon as her mom comes into the visitation room, the tears flow from both mother and daughter! Watch the touching scene starting at 28:40 in Episode 5!

Punch Episode 8 — When Jung Hwan Realizes He Can’t See His Daughter Grow Up



In this political thriller that is chock-full of emotions, Jung Hwan (played by Kim Rae Won) is a man who knows that he only has a few months to live. He misses his daughter’s preschool graduation because he was in jail. As soon as he gets out, he has his daughter redo her graduation singing performance that he missed. As she sings a song about wanting to grow up quickly, Jung Hwan is overcome with a flood of memories of his little girl’s first word (“daddy”) and the realization that he will not be able to see her grow up. Watch the heart-wrenching scene beginning at 47:10 in Episode 8!

Pride and Prejudice Episode 17 — When Yeol Moo Brings Closure for Her Mom


Yeol Moo (played by Baek Jin Hee) tells her mother (played by Kim Na Woon) that her younger brother’s killer has finally been caught. Even though the news won’t bring him back, Yeol Moo tells her mother that she can finally sleep better at night knowing that the killer will be brought to justice. She also wants both of them to forgive each other and be more understanding of each other. Watch the emotional mother-daughter moment starting at 49:12 in Episode 17!


The Legendary Witch Episode 27 — When Woo Seok Sees His Long-Lost Mother



After finding out that she is his long-lost mother, Nam Woo Seok (played by Ha Suk Jin) doesn’t share the news with Shim Bok Nyeo (played by Go Doo Shim) right away while he tries to figure some things out first. But every time he sees her, Woo Seok gets choked up. When she thanks him for the glasses he bought her and says that her “dead” son is blessing her from heaven by helping her meet Woo Seok, he gets completely overwhelmed by his emotions. Watching the tear-jerker scene starting at 46:25 in Episode 27!

Fated to Love You (aka You Are My Destiny) Episode 12 — When Mi Young Faces Her Loss


After Mi Young (played by Jang Na Ra) is hit by a car and suffers a miscarriage, she and Gun (played by Jang Hyuk) decide to end their contract marriage. Mi Young goes back to the house to collect her things and finds the baby book she made for her unborn child and can’t contain her emotions. Watch the epic sad scene starting at 48:47 in Episode 12!

Fated to Love You (aka You Are My Destiny) Episode 17 — When Mi Young Learns Gun’s Secret


After Mi Young returns to Korea after three years, Gun deliberately tries to emotionally distance himself from her, acting brusquely toward her. When Mi Young discovers the true reason for his icy behavior, and that he truly still loves her and their lost baby, she is overcome with emotion. Watch the gut-wrenching scene starting at 54:15 in Episode 17!

King of High School Episode 15 — When Min Seok Finds His Grandfather


When his grandfather goes missing, Min Seok (played by Seo In Guk) runs all over the neighborhood trying to find him, with the help of Jang Ho (played by Oh Gwang Rok) and Soo Young (played by Lee Ha Na). When they finally find his grandfather sleeping in a chair in the lobby of a hotel, they are so relieved — until they realize that the grandfather is not sleeping. Watch the sad discovery starting at 57:42 in Episode 15!

Mama Episode 12 — When Tae Joo Can’t Acknowledge His Son


When Tae Joo (played by Jung Joon Ho) sees Geu Roo (played by Yoon Chan Young) eating by himself, he joins him and asks why he is eating alone. Geu Roo says his mother is home and he doesn’t want to eat with her. He hates her for being a single mom and the fact that the kids at school tease him about not having a father. Tae Joo had just found out that Geu Roo is his son but he can’t acknowledge it. After Geu Roo leaves the restaurant, Tae Joo is so overcome by guilt and sadness, that he breaks out into a full-on cry in the middle of the restaurant! Watch the emotional scene starting at 8:00 in Episode 12!

Mama Episode 13 — When Geu Roo Begs to Stay With His Mother


Geu Roo goes to meet his real father, but the father doesn’t show up. Distraught by the thought that his biological father doesn’t want anything to do with him, Geu Roo begs his mother, Seung Hee (played by Song Yoon Ah), to let him stay with her. He thinks Seung Hee is going to leave him to go on an art tour, but she is dying and is trying to emotionally and physically push him away to protect him. But when he cries and begs her to let him continue to live with her, she agrees, even though she knows she can’t keep the promise. Watch the emotionally charged scene starting at 55:49 in Episode 13!

You’re All Surrounded Episode 13 — When Soo Sun Finds Her Beaten Mother


After seeing a video that went viral online of her own mother being brutally beaten by a rich lady, Soo Sun (played by Go Ah Ra) tries to find out where her mother (played by Oh Yeong Sil) is. When she finally locates her, Soo Sun is devastated by how her mother’s face looks. Watch the emotional scene starting at 4:49 in Episode 13!

My Love From the Star Episode 12 — When Min Joon Thinks About Leaving Earth


In what almost appears like an outtake interview, Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) is asked how he feels knowing that his departure date from Earth is fast approaching. His initial answer is “I am not sure,” but as he thinks about the woman he has to leave behind, Min Joon is immediately overcome with uncontrollable emotions and tears. Kim Soo Hyun is so skillful at portraying deep emotion, you can’t help but cry along with him! Watch the masterful scene starting at 58:25 in Episode 12!

My Love From the Star Episode 21 — Is This the Last Goodbye?


When Min Joon’s mothership arrives on Earth to take him back to his home planet, he knows that he only has precious minutes to say his final parting words to Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun). He tries to keep the mood light by giving her some friendly reminders about how to comport herself in her daily life while fighting back his emotions. But before Song Yi can respond, the love of her life has disappeared! Watch the epic sad scene starting at 6:30 in Episode 21!

Which emotional scene was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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