On December 20th, U-KISS revealed their true feelings about their debut through the MBN story-cumentary (story documentary), ‘My Story‘.
When asked about their first album’s title track, “I’m Not Young“, Dongho confessed, “The song itself is okay, but I get so embarrassed when I look back on our performances and music video that I don’t know what to do with my hands. Still, it helps me feel like I’ve truly grown since then.”
Leader Soohyun stated, “We’ve been coming out with masculine, sexy images lately, but back then, we were just cute. They always told us to act cute and laugh where necessary so looking at it now, I really can’t bear it. It gives me goosebumps.”
The boys also admitted that their debut concept didn’t sit so well with the public, leading to a fretful year of identity changes.
Big Bang‘s Daesung has once again apologized for upsetting fans with his scandal earlier this year. The idol has apologized numerous times recently, with the latest being at the ‘YG Family Concert‘ this past weekend.
On December 6th, Daesung appeared at a production event in Seoul for his MBN drama ‘What’s Up‘, where he said, “While I was on a break, I was able to think deeply about my work and the things I need to do and complete.”
He continued, “I deeply apologize for worrying so many people. In the future I, will work hard to bring happiness to even more people. I’m extremely nervous, but I will call upon my courage and do the best I can in everything I do.”
With regards to his drama filming, Daesung commented, “I’m happy that I was able to experience the ‘student life’ that I can’t fully experience as a celebrity.”
Daesung has carefully stepped back into the spotlight with his first acting piece.
Daesung appeared as the lead character named Ha Do Sung in the MBN drama What’s Up, which aired its first episode on December 3. This is the first time he’s appeared in front of the public in seven months, since his car crash incident in May.
Ha Do Sung (Daesung) calls himself Hades, and sings on television in a mask to hide his identity, because of his parents. But when he learns that someone has taken a photo of him, he gives up singing and tries out to become a musical major.
The broadcast recorded 0.46% viewership ratings (AGB Nielsen Media Research), which, while fairly low, is a good start for a new station, and Daesung’s acting was also received well.
Early next month, cable TV will be launching a brand new channel called the “Joint Organization Channel“, which will premiere two brand new music channels for K-pop lovers to enjoy.
Big Bang’s Daesung will make his first public appearance at the press conference for upcoming MBN drama “What’s Up” on December 6. Since his car accident in May, Daesung has suspended all activities in Korea.
“Daesung will appear in public at the press conference with other cast members,” an MBN official told local media. Daesung will appear alongside Im Joo Hwan, Lee Soo Hyuk, Jang Hee Jin, and Yim Joo Eun for the first press meeting.
This will be the first official public event in Korea for Daesung since his car accident last May. He made an appearance at the MTV “European Music Awards” earlier this month with Big Bang, but that show took place in the UK.
“What’s Up” is a TV drama series featuring Daesung as the main lead character. The drama is about the live of theater major students. The 18-part series was filmed before Daesung’s car accident. Meanwhile, Daesung will make his first stage appearance at the “YG Family Concert” next month in Korea. Welcome back Daesung!
MBN hasn’t released its final program schedule yet but it looks like we finally have the premiere date of Daesung‘s musical drama, What’s Up. On Naver, when you search for a drama, the duration or the date the series will air or aired is usually shown. As you can see below, the date for What’s Up (왓츠업) is December 3, 2011:
Former F.T. Island member, Oh Won Bin, was cast in MBN‘s sitcom, ‘I Go Crazy Because of You‘.
The 120-episode sitcom will also see acting from Lee Soo Kyung, Yoo In Young, Cha Hwa Yeon, Lee Hwi Hyang, and Kang Nam Gil. Oh Won Bin will act as a high school graduate and wannabe singer who has an optimistic mind, despite suffering through many hardships as he moves to Seoul.
This won’t be Won Bin’s first acting project, as he previous appeared in MBC‘s ‘You’ve Fallen for Me‘. He’s also slated to begin his musical performance in ’The Three Musketeers‘, which will have its first show on November 8th.
Oh Won Bin stated, “I will show my acting through the musical and the sitcom, ‘I Go Crazy Because of You’. Although I am very nervous, I will practice hard. I will work hard to show good acting.”