Yoo Yeon Seok made a comeback on theater stage through cameo performances in Lee Soon Jae’s commemorative play ‘Death of A Salesman’. He acted as ‘Howard’ in the play’s two scheduled performances on 10 and 11 February 2017 at the Uijeongbu Arts Center.
Yoo Yeon Seok played a role of ‘Howard Wagner’, boss of the company where Lee Soon Jae’s character (Willy Loman) is working at. Howard was actually named by Willy, but he later fires Willy as he sees him as liability and ignores the contribution Willy has made to the company for many years. Howard is portrayed as a character who is extremely proud of his wealth.
Yoo Yeon Seok brings out his ‘Howard’ on stage in a clean-cut suit, sleek hairstyle and glasses. KingKong by Starship Entertainment, that’s how his agency is now called, released a series of Yoo Yeon Seok’s photos of during the rehearsal. He can be seen studying his script and practiced on stage.
Being on the same stage with Lee Soon Jae must have been a very special gift for Yoo Yeon Seok. He has been very open about his admiration toward Lee Soon Jae who is also his professor at Sejong University. OSEN reported that Yoo Yeon Seok feels very grateful for the opportunity to act along side Lee Soon Jae. He feels that he is being reborn as a true performer after this play. He is very happy even though he appeared only in the second act for 10 minutes in this 3-hour musical.
The play ended with an applause to all performers, and OSEN noted that the role of Howard is particularly important as he shows Willy’s situation accurately. Howard must be played with a perfect gesture and the newspaper praises Yoo Yeon Seok for nailing the role. He managed to draw the audience deeper into the play while maintaining his unique performance.
Congratulation for your successful performance, Yoo Yeon Seok!! Cannot wait to see you again on another stage.
Yoo Yeok Seok at the backstage of ‘Death of A Salesman’,
Why does ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ maintain rating lead even after the drama’s romance kicked into a high gear?
According to OSEN, the answer is pretty simple. ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is not a drama that uses hospital to bloom romance between doctors. It is a drama about the growth of doctors. It is also a slice-of-life drama portrays the bitter reality in South Korea through the various medical incidents or the patients coming to Doldam hospital. Taken an example of the recent MERS situation in episode 13 and 14, the drama tries to reflect on the ineffectiveness of response carried on during an outbreak. With this amazing feats, it is to no surprise that, the drama continues to glue its avid viewers and managed to hover around the coveted 20% rating in week 7.
Ratings for Episode 13
AGB: Nationwide: 22.6%, Metropolitan: 24.8%
TNMS: Nationwide: 19.7%, Metropolitan: 24%
Ratings for Episode 14
AGB: Nationwide: 22.9%, Metropolitan: 24.6%
TNMS: Nationwide: 21.6%, Metropolitan: 26%
Rating aside, it is the giddiness of romance that brings smile to many viewers, us included. Watching the recuperated Kang Dong Joo looking so much in love with Yoon Seo Jung bring so many butterflies, and of course smiles. That expression Yoo Yeon Seok has while his character is looking at the love of his live captures hearts, every single time.
Words are incomprehensible the moment Kang Dong Joo and Yoon Seo Jung decided to mutter whatever they have in their hearts at the end of episode 14. I love that the show addresses Seo Jung’s past trauma and while Dong Joo’s persistence might not sit well with some viewers, I am hoping that the show will eventually show how much love is not love without efforts to understand each other and to ease each other’s pain. So let me once again express just how much I love their kiss scene at the end, so passionate with gorgeous lighting in the background. Perfect ending for an amazing drama.
And look at those two beloved actors blushed after filming their kiss scene. So cute!
A true Sejong University student, Yoo Yeon Seok had the honour to deliver a speech to congratulate his professor, actor Lee Soon Jae on his 60th Debut Anniversary. Actor Lee Soon Jae’s debut celebration was held during his play of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” on 15 December 2016 at Arko Art Theater in Seoul. Lee Soon Jae is a professor of Film Arts at Sejong University where Yoo Yeon Seok is currently pursuing a master degree.
Yoo Yeon Seok personally uploaded into his instagram a picture with actor Lee Soon Jae and actor Yoo Deong Keun (who also stars in ‘Gu Family Book’) with a caption full of admiration for his teacher.
Teacher Lee Soon Jae, my sincere congratulations for your 60th anniversary of acting life. “Acting is an incomplete jewel that needs to be polished and polished for a long time”. Teacher, you are the jewel of South Korea. I admire you ❤️ #LeeSoonJae60thAnniversary ofActingLifePerformance #DeathofASalesMan
And here’s several pictures from Korean media of Yoo Yeon Seok’s attendance in the debut anniversary. Actor Lee Seo Jin of ‘Granpa Over Flowers’ fame was also in attendance.
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Congratulations to ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ for breaking the elusive 20 percent viewer rating!
Episode 8 of the medical romcom pull in the highest number to date with 21.7 percent. The drama sees a jump of 2.9 percent from Episode 7’s rating of 18.8 percent. With this impressive rating, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ continues to maintain the first spot on Monday-Tuesday broadcast, way ahead of two other dramas by a huge margin.
AGB: Nationwide: 18.8%, Metropolitan: 20.4%
TNMS: Nationwide: 16.5%, Metropolitan: 20.3%
AGB: Nationwide: 21.7%, Metropolitan: 23.3%
TNMS: Nationwide: 19.5%, Metropolitan: 23.4%
The drama gave strong signal of breaking the 20% mark when the hostage scene at the end episode 7 recorded rating peak at 23.29 percent. While the hostage scene continued in episode 8 and got a heartbreaking resolution, the scene where Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) summoning Chairman Shin (Joo Hyun) in the moment of crisis peaked at 25.4 percent. Just wow!!
With such amazing feats in the rating department, will we get the free hug event that the cast promised during the V-Live of ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’?
*giving DongJoo puppy look to Yoo Yeon Seok*
Source: SBS Twitter, Yoo Yeon Seok Official Facebook
Just about time, SBS!
Few hours before Episode 7 of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim goes on air, SBS is being extra generous by releasing a new video preview, on top of the one released last week. So yeay!! Here’s to more endorsement for the drama in the future, including an official MV plus more OST songs. (yes.. I am still petty we got only one OST released for Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim so far)
New video trailer of episode 7
Don’t forget to tune in to Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim episode 7 tonight, 10 PM KST. Even Yoo Yeon Seok himself is endorsing it (via instagram, no less)
Those of you who are hurt do come here to the Romantic Doctors in Doldam Hospital🏥 #RomanticDoctorTeacherKim #KangDongJoo #YooYeonSeok #RomanticDay #livebroadcast
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