5 Drama Characters Having a Worse Day Than You!

Positive thinking and meditation are decent ways to ease your mind on a bad day, but sometimes seeking mental balance isn’t enough. Sometimes, you just need to see someone else face-plant harder than you to make you feel better about yourself. Don’t feel guilty, we’re all here to support you.

So if you’re having a bad day — say, because someone played an especially cruel April Fool’s joke on you this year — we want to help you make it through your day with these five drama characters who are having a way worse day than you!

Accidental Encounter of the Boob Kind

Setting the baseline for awkwardness and deep, piercing regret is Se Dong (played by Shin Se Kyung) of “Iron Man.” She finds herself in an accidental groping encounter but is able to deflect the inevitable with the best reflexes. The take-away: next time you trip, make sure not to outstretch both arms towards boobs. Luckily GIFs are continuous loops, so we can feel painfully uncomfortable an infinite number of times, over and over again, forever.

Getting Mauled by a Girl

Always give credit to guys who make the first move! In “Answer Me 1997,” Yoon Jae (played by Seo In Guk) tries to kiss Shi Won (played by Jung Eun Ji). Unfortunately for him, Shi Won’s aggressive-suitor rejection is straight out of an “Animal Planet” documentary. She wants to make it excruciatingly clear that she’s not that type of girl. Yep, she got her point across all right…

The Worst-Ever Time to Be Stood Up

Kwanjai (played by Paula Taylor) of “True Love Next Door” takes being stood up at the altar like a real woman — armed with a utilitarian and cost-effective toilet-paper armband matched effortlessly with her wedding dress. Better use it to dab that running mascara before it reaches her beautiful dress!

This Happens on Your First Day of a New Job

In “What Happens to My Family,” Dal Bong (played by Park Hyung Shik) is on his way to his first day of a new job when he gets stabbed on the train and his wallet stolen. When you factor in the long-term consequences and psychological damage, this may seem like the worst day on this list. Yet somehow, Dal Bong remains as fly as possible throughout the day’s obstacles.

And Then … This

Imagine just walking down the street minding your own business and enjoying your nerdy book, when  someone suddenly pulls your pants down! Sure, Young Mi (played by Bae Noo Ri) was just trying to follow her crush, Eun Chul (played by Oh Sang Jin), when she accidentally trips on her high heels in “Sweden Laundry.” But having a woman pull down your pants in broad daylight definitely qualifies as a day that you deserve to just click refresh and start over. Especially if her face is all up in your business.

Had a day worse than these? That truly sucks, and we here at Viki sympathize with you. Let us know more in the comments!

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Language-Learning Challenge: Guess the Drama OST!

With the end of March already here, this means that it’s time for another Language-Learning Challenge! For those of you who participated in last month’s “Love Confession One-Liners” challenge, the answers to the quiz are:

1. A — “I don’t care whether you’re a man or an alien.” (“Coffee Prince”)
2. C —  “I have something even crazier.” (“Love Myself or You”)
3. B —  “The time I fell for you.” (“Kill Me, Heal Me”)
4. B —  “I love it when you call my name.” (“Boysitter”)

Hopefully you got them all correct!

Over the past few days this month, Viki’s “Month of Music,” we’ve been sharing our favorite song lyrics from some of our favorite drama OSTs (aka “official soundtracks”) and our choices for 4 Must-Listen Drama Soundtracks That Will Make Your Day.

So to wrap up things up for this musical month, it’s time to put your OST knowledge to the test! We’ll give you song lyrics from four of the songs that we featured during the month. Answer all of the questions correctly, and you could be the recipient of a language-learning book from our friends at Tuttle Publishing!

The questions feature shows that have been highlighted in this past month’s blogposts and social media posts as well as staff picks. To get yourself ready (and also to have an excuse to watch some more dramas), take a peek at the shows that we’ll be featuring:

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Vote in Round 2 of Viki's 'March Madness' and Win Big!

We’re kicking off this week with the second round of voting for our Viki-style ‘March Madness’ tournament! Last week we asked the Viki community to vote for their favorite celebrities in 8 match-ups, and the results are in! Just like the real March Madness, there were some surprising upsets, including Ji Sung defeating K-drama legend Lee Min Ho! There will be four new match-ups in this round, pictured in the bracket above.

Here’s a recap of how to vote:

- Comment on the “Celebrities” page of whichever artist in each match-up you’d like to vote for. You can leave a maximum of 10 comments per page.

- Whoever leaves the most comments by the end of all four rounds will receive a grand prize (pictured below) that includes a signed photo, CD, and poster from some of your favorite stars!

- Next Monday, April 6, we’ll tally the comments and start the next round.

Below are the four match-ups for this round. Click on the celebrity’s name to go to his or her corresponding “Celebrities” page. Let the games begin!

Aaron Yan vs. Kim Soo Hyun
Ji Chang Wook vs. Ji Sung
Park Min Young vs. Gong Hyo Jin
Puff Guo vs. Jun Ji Hyun

Who do you think will go all the way? Let us know in the comments below, but don’t forget to go comment on the “Celebrities” page to cast your vote!

20 Drama Doctors Who Make Lab Coats Sexy!

Maybe white is your color or you can’t resist the aura of authority that men and women have when they’re wearing medical scrubs or lab coats! Whatever catches your fancy, medical dramas on Viki are some of the most irresistible and entertaining genres to watch! Some of our favorite Asian idols and stars have donned the lab coat in popular dramas in recent years. In celebration of National Doctors Day on March 30, here are some of our favorite drama doctors!

Our Favorite Emergency/Trauma Physicians

Lee Sun Gyun and Hwang Jung Eum (left) play emergency department doctors who are eager to please in “Golden Time” and Choi Jin Hyuk (right) is always cool under pressure as an ER resident in “Emergency Couple”!

Our Favorite Genius General Surgeons

Because there seems to be an abundance of genius surgeons in Asian dramas, Ahn Jae Hyun (left) plays a vampire variety in the currently airing drama “Blood,” while Ryoko Yonekura (middle) plays the “freelance” version (because apparently, you can be freelance as a surgeon!) in “Doctor-X,” and Kwon Sang Woo is just a “surgical genius” in “Medical Top Team.”

Our Favorite Surgical Sub-Specialists

Lee Jong Suk (A) plays a genius cardiac surgeon in “Doctor Stranger,” while Song Seung Heon (B) plays a brilliant neurosurgeon in “Dr. Jin” whose reputation so proceeds him that even history is in need of his unparalleled skills! Choi Min Ho (C) plays a studly thoracic surgeon in “Medical Top Team,” Lee Sang Yoon (D) is a gifted cardiac surgeon in “Angel Eyes,” Joo Won (E) is a pediatric surgeon with savant syndrome in “Good Doctor,” and Lee Sung Min (F) is a no-nonsense trauma surgeon who always puts his patients first in “Golden Time.”

Our Favorite Psychiatrists

Being a die-hard drama fan can make you a little crazy in the head as you try to follow all the twists and turns of a drama storyline! We’d love to have these drama psychiatrists get our heads on straight again! Hwang Jung Eum again dons the white coat to play a psychiatric resident in the recently concluded hit drama, “Kill Me, Heal Me,” Chun Jung Myung is a little loose with ethics in “Heart to Heart,” Gong Hyo Jin is a confident psychiatric fellow in “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” and Song Chang Eui is a genius psychology professor who helps the police solve tough crimes in “Dr. Frost.”

 Other Specialists

Maritza Bustamante (clockwise from top left) is an obstetrician-bynecologist in the Venezuelan telenovela “Torrent of Passions,” Tang Zhi Ping plays a sweet school doctor in “Hana Kimi,” Tiffany Hsu is a medical student in “Autumn’s Concerto,” and Yuki Furukawa becomes an internist in “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO.”

And Our Favorite Medical Student

Jung Woo takes our prize for one of our favorite and memorable doctor characters, for his portrayal of “Trash,” a surprisingly caring and diligent medical student in “Reply 1994.”

Be sure to check out Viki’s Medical Drama genre to watch these and other great series and films!

Which drama doctor is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Popular K-Pop Signature Dances You Should Learn

Who can forget Psy’s “Gangnam Style” from 2012 and the global phenomenon it became and the thousands of parodies that followed? But what we all remember the most from that song is the dance. Yes, this one:

GIF courtesy of jokesintheyolks.tumblr.com

In 2013, another popular K-pop dance craze emerged — boy band INFINITE’s “scorpion dance.” It didn’t gain the global attention “Gangnam Style” did, but to this day, it is still being used by other K-pop groups. So how’s the scorpion dance done? Well, like this:

GIF courtesy of byunginator.tumblr.com

Now that we’ve probably mastered those two iconic K-pop dance moves, you’re ready to move onto the 2015 version of popular K-pop signature dances that you need to know. Learn these five signature dance moves, and you’ll soon be a K-pop aficionado!

EXID’s ‘Up and Down’ Hip Thrust 

This song has had a lot of success over the past couple of months, and if you’ve see any videos of EXID performing “Up and Down,” you’ll know how the hip thrust is done. If not, then well, let’s take a look:

GIF courtesy of nugu-s.tumblr.com

This dance seems easy enough to try so don’t be shy and give it a go. This dance has become so popular that other idols have been trying out the moves.

 INFINITE H’s Hoya and Dongwoo attempt EXID’s hip thrusts and make it their own. GIF courtesy of star-hoya.tumblr.com

AOA’s ‘Like a Cat’ Dance 

If you like cats and like AOA’s song “Like a Cat,” then their song-accompanying dance is for you. This dance is sexy, fun and easy to learn. Learn the “cat dance” from AOA members themselves from their appearance on “After School Club.”

GOT7 ‘Stop Stop It’ Body Roll 

The rising idols of GOT7 introduced fans to their body-roll dance for their song “Stop Stop It.” The key is to hold your arms out in front of your body just-so as you’re doing this smooth move. Watch how it’s done by the cool guys of GOT7 in this episode of “After School Club”!

4Minute’s ‘Crazy’ Chest Pump 

What’s easier than a chest pump? And don’t feel intimidated because the sexy ladies of 4Minute are professionals, and they make it look easy. Try it for yourself and you may find it is, in fact, that easy. Watch the ladies show us how in “After School Club”!

INFINITE H’s ‘Pretty’ Hand-Kiss Move

INFINITE H recently had a comeback and introduced a signature dance for its new song “Pretty.” It looks simple and fun. Let’s learn from the members themselves as they show us how to do the “hand kiss” move in “After School Club”!

What has been your all time favorite K-pop signature dance? Let us know in the comments so we can learn these fun dances, too!

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5 Q&As With Birthday Boy Choi Woo Shik!

Just like Choi Jin Hyuk in “Emergency Couple” and Park Seo Joon in “A Witch’s Romance,” Choi Woo Shik is now the newest member of the leading actor club with “Fool’s Love.” We had a feeling he was headed for stardom after last year’s breakout role in “Fated to Love You” as Lee Yong, Gun’s (played by Jang Hyuk) at-first-scheming-but-then-hilariously-supportive-brother. At the Busan International Film Festival in 2014, he even won Actor of the Year for the movie, “Set Me Free.”

It seems only fitting that we celebrate his 25th birthday on March 26 by playing our version of the 20-questions game (but really only five) to learn more about how he got here and why you should be a fan!

Question: Can He Speak More Than One Language? 
Answer: Yes!

Joining G.NA, Yuki Furukawa and Godfrey Gao on the list of celebrities with ties to Canada, Choi Woo Shik spent 10 years of his life in Vancouver. This means he can speak English! However, if you decide to communicate through the language of love, we expect there to be no problems either.

Question: Is He Signed by a Well-Known Agency?
Answer: Yes!

Choi Woo Shik’s cute apple hairstyle in ‘Rooftop Prince’ 
When JYP Entertainment has your back, it can’t be a bad thing, right? For Choi Woo Shik, the decision to sign with JYP in 2012 really helped catapult his career. Shortly thereafter, he landed a supporting role in “Rooftop Prince” as an adorable eunuch! Not to mention, we bet he’s grown his circle of K-pop friends by being in the same agency with Miss A, 2PM, 2AM and GOT7.

Question: Do You Think He Looks Like Henry Lau?
Answer: Yes!

Henry Lau (“Real Men” and “We Got Married Season 4”) really does look like Choi Woo Shik’s brother from a Taiwanese mother. They both grew up in Canada, were selected by major entertainment agencies (SM vs. JYP), and are rising industry stars. Do you agree? Regardless, you can’t go wrong rocking a suit and tie, which Choi Woo Shik does for his role as a young prosecutor in “Pride and Prejudice.”

Question: Does He Only Specialize in Comedic Characters? 
Answer: No!

Surprising twist! While Choi Woo Shik acted as lovable characters in “Fated to Love You” and “Fool’s Love,” Choi Woo Shik actually had a cameo in “You’re All Surrounded”as a frustrated, unlucky guy having a bad day. He got fed up with how things were going in his life and held everyone hostage in a restaurant, including the detectives played by Go Ah Ra and Lee Seung Gi.

Question: Is He Pregnant?
Answer: Yes ... And No

We know that it’s not possible for guys to get pregnant, but in Choi Woo Shik’s case, he’s technically pretending while hanging out with co-star UEE on the set of “Fool’s Love.” How do you think he looks with the baby belly? Does he carry it well?

Happy 25th birthday, Choi Woo Shik! Send him some birthday love by leaving a comment on his Celebrities page!

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