MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube.
This past week, they’ve released various specials through the YouTube channel ytkiss and now two special diaries featuring Seung Jo have been revealed.
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This card collection is from an undisclosed photoshoot that showcases heartwarming images of the girls. Due to its small size, fans have nicknamed the collection a ‘mini photoshoot spread’.
These mini-cards have been a huge success – their first collection received over 100,000 orders in the first week, while the second collection (of the girls supporting the Red Devils during the World Cup) received 500,000 orders in the first week. Perhaps a million orders for volume 2.5?
SNSD’s 2.5 collection will contain 7 different card sets, and are currently being sold on Gmarket.
Check out some photos to: Gmarket
MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!
I have posted the previous episodes last week, so here’s th 4th one. Hope you like it too.
As of November 9th on the Oricon’s ‘Weekly Singles Chart‘, SNSD’s second single ‘Gee‘ sold 13,320 copies in the first week, and managed to reach the 100,000 milestone by their 3rd week.
What’s interesting to note here is that ‘Gee’ is gaining more popularity than their debut track ‘Genie‘. While ‘Genie’ took 8 weeks to surpass 100,000 sales, ‘Gee’ managed to overcome it in just 3.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) will bestow the group with a second ‘Gold‘ disk for ‘Gee’, in recognition of their phenomenal sales. Congratulations, SNSD!
Source: Star News
Last week, we reported that ‘Playful Kiss’ star and SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong would interview with CNN’s Anna Coren for Talk Asia. It was also revealed that Super Junior’s Choi Siwon andLeeteuk also interviewed with Anna Coren and a preview image (seen above) from the interviews was recently revealed via TV Daily.
CNN’s Talk Asia has put a lot of focus on South Korea for the past few episodes as South Korea is scheduled to hold the G20 Summit on November 11-12.
Kim Hyun Joong will be interviewed about the success of ‘Playful Kiss’, as well as his thoughts on acting alongside female lead, Jung So Min.
Additionally, Anna Coren will be asking producer Song Byung Joon about insider knowledge for successful productions. She will also seek informed answers from the Google Director about the impact of Playful Kiss special web episodes on Youtube.
CNN became greatly interested in ‘Playful Kiss’, ever since the first Youtube special episode received over 520,000 views in just two days after its release.
Anna Coren will also talk to Super Junior’s Choi Siwon and Leeteuk and their recent foray into social media such as facebook and twitter, establishing contact points with a foreign audience.
In the past, CNN Talk Asia interviewed Rain, Lee Byung Hun, and most recently Tablo of Epik High. This episode will also talk about South Korea’s food and culture and is scheduled to air on November 12th.
Source: TV Daily