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[20160210] Yoo Yeon Seok Made Cameo Appearances in Play ‘Death of A Salesmam’

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bonus: 

Yoo Yeok Seok at the backstage of ‘Death of A Salesman’,

[EngSub] Yeonseok Yoo for UNICEF X KingKong Entertainment #WeAction Campaign

In December last year, KingKong Entertainment announced that their artists will take part in the UNICEF’s 2016 ‘WeAction [#every child]’ Campaign. photo YYSUnicef5.pngWe are so excited that Yoo Yeon Seok is part of this wonderful campaign and was jumping in joy when his campaign video was out last week. In the video, Yoo Yeon Seok shows his [#every child] badge and explains the meaning behind this beautiful and valuable badge. The badge symbolize an effort to look after every child and that there are many unfortunate children who needed to be looked after. Watch the rest of his message in subbed video below:

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To show that you care and look after the child, Yoo Yeon Seok and other KingKong Entertainment artist encourage you to donate through UNICEF page HERE.  Have you make your donation, YeoNizens?

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Photo credited to UNICEF and KingKong Entertainment.

Translated by Lunagal
Typesetter / Encoder : daydreamer
Original video credited to UNICEF Media
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[Rating Report] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Ends With Flying Colours

Our favourite and your beloved drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ has ended its successful run with flying colours last weekend.

The drama hits an all-time high 27.6 % in viewership rating for episode 20 while maintains almost the same amount of viewers for the special episode. The rating shows how far this sleeper hit drama steadily rise in capturing audience’s hearts with its realistic, deep, and profound storyline.

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Ratings for Episode 20
AGB: 27.6%, Metropolitan: 29%
TNMS: 24.7%, Metropolitan: 28.4%

Ratings for Special Episode
AGB: Nationwide: 27%, Metropolitan: 28.7%
TNMS: Nationwide: 23.1%, Metropolitan: 27.4%

There are many life lessons worth noted throughout the drama, and it ended with the one from Teacher Kim about how to live a romantic life. Narrated beautifully (as always) by uri Yoo Yeon Seok, it says:

You cannot find the right answer every single time. But Teacher Kim always said, ‘Do not give up asking questions about why we live and what we live for. The moment you give up on that, the romance in life ends’

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Actress Kim Hye Soo cameos on the final and prequel episodes as Teacher Kim’s first love named Lee Young Jo who works for Doctor without Borders. It is wonderful to see her story is seamlessly woven into the dynamics of Doldam family. Her brief appearance peaked at 31.5%, the highest real-time ratings ever recorded by the drama.

But there is nothing can beat the satisfaction of watching our resident doctors grows into their better self, all the while finding love and friendship in each other. A little jealousy and fights are common in this quirky hospital as long as patients are saved and love are preserved.

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To thank audiences who had stayed with them and cheered them on throughout the drama, cast of this wonderful drama writes special thank-you notes. Yoo Yeon Seok is pictured making a finger-heart while holding his script where he scribbled:

“Thank you for the love ♡. Please stay healthy. I love You! Dr. Kang Dong Joo.”

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Actress Seo Hyun Jin who plays Yoon Seo Jung  Yang Se Jong who plays Do In Bum also thank the viewers for watching and loving ‘Romantic Teacher Doctor Kim’.

We also thank you, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’! Thank you for being a wonderful and awesome drama. Thank you for the life lessons and warmth you brought into our living room. It has been a pleasant journey with you. Stay romantic!!

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p.s. we miss you already, Yoo Yeon Seok!! Can you make a comeback as soon as you find an amazing script?

All photos credited to SBS

 

[Rating Report]’Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is Unstoppable in Week 9

Nothing seems to stop ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ from hitting another rating record this week. Episode 17 brought in 25.1% viewership rating, a solid 3 percent increase from the January 2 episode. With this new record,  the juggernaut drama beats its personal best of 23.8% that came with episode 12.

The drama is so successful that the cast and crew will be flown to Cebu on 20 January for a prize vacation. Congratulations!!

Episode 16
AGB: Nationwide: 22.1%, Metropolitan: 23.3%
TNMS: Nationwide: 19.5%, Metropolitan: 23%

Episode 17
AGB: Nationwide: 25.1%, Metropolitan: 26.9%
TNMS: Nationwide: 21.9%, Metropolitan: 25.6%

Kim Sabu and President Do are always in constant confrontation in both episode 16 and 17. However, their fierce verbal argument at the pivotal moment of episode 17 grabbed got the most attention as the rating peaked at 29.7%.

We also got some intense medical scenes in both episodes with Chairman Shin’s operation and an emergency operation performed by new bromance in town, Dong Joo and In Beom.

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Conflict and blood aside, the best thing about episode 16 and 17 are the heart thumping scenes of our Dong Joo and Seo Jung. The two lovebirds still tried to hide their blooming romance but heck, who are they going to fool? We are talking about peculiar people in Doldam hospital where everyone has the ability to see right through some facades.

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Good news is, love wins over pizza and we got to see our couple acts like they’re in a relationship. So, all we can ask is, “Sunbae, how does resting your head on Dong Joo’s pacific ocean wide shoulder feel?”

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Awwww, you two!

Bonus: Our sleeping beauty Yoo Yeon Seok

속눈썹 심장 찔림 주의 👀💕 #강동주 #낭만닥터김사부 #유연석 #yooyeonseok #낭만데이

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[20161231] Yoo Yeon Seok Brought Home Prizes from SBS Drama Awards

Dreams do come true, that’s what we believe here in YeoNiverse.

For the past few months, our collective dream of seeing Yoo Yeon Seok in a hit drama has finally came true. His drama, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, is undisputedly one of the biggest hits in 2016. His acting is also receiving recognition as he received the Excellence Award for Genre Drama Category at 2016 SBS Drama Awards. Congratulations, Dr. Kang, eh Yoo Yeon Seok!!

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He later went to Instagram to express his happiness from receiving the award, his gratitude toward fans, and new year wishes.

English translation:

“I receive a very big award thanks to the fans who always love and cheered me on. Thank you and I love you. I’m starting 2017 feeling so happy. Everybody be well and Happy New Year.”

For Yoo Yeon Seok and his co-star Seo Hyun Jin, 2016 SBS Drama Awards gave them two more awards. The first one is ‘Best Couple Award’ that they received alongside Lee Jun Ki and IU (Moon Lovers) as well as Lee Minho and Jeon Ji Hyun (Legends of the Blue Sea).

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When Yoo Yeon Seok was asked how he felt about receiving the award, it’s almost unbelievable yet amazing how he could give off a cheesiest possible response. He said (as quoted from ‘unstoppable sun‘) :

Ours is a medical drama so we really weren’t expecting anything. Having received this…we’re always at the hospital in gowns filming, but seeing Hyunjin-sshi in a dress, it feels like I’ll go into arrest. Sunbae, I think I need CPR!

His comment is sooooo cheesy, everyone burst out laughing and poor Seo Hyun Jin had to show her curled fingers to the audience. Seo Hyun Jin literally gave the same response to Yoo Yeon Seok’s cheesy lines, both in the drama and real life. Meanwhile, we had a collective meltdown in embarrassment here in YeoNiverse and immediately wished that he just go home. kekekeke..

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As if Yoo Yeon Seok’s remark is not embarassing enough,  SBS tried to up the cheesiness level with their Best Kiss Award that is based on votes casted by 100 idols. The winner is none other than our beloved romantic doctors who set fires on our scenes with their sizzling chemistry and kiss scenes.

With this award, are the idols giving a cue to ‘more steamy kisses in the future’? muahahahahaha…

It seems that their kiss scenes are so electric that the two were even asked on the same thing during on red carpet. Got to love Seo Hyun Jin’s response as she admitted to enjoying it. Meanwhile, Yoo Yeon Seok said he was actually nervous about kissing in doctor white gown. Well, at least he later told the world that it is not illegal to kiss in the white gown.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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All in all, Yoo Yeon Seok in ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is the best 2016 could bring us. Dream do come true and here’s to more success for Yoo Yeon Seok and all YeoNizens in 2017.

Happy New Year!! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!!

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Yoo Yeon Seok Joins Fellow KingKong Artists in UNICEF ‘WeAction’ Campaign

Yoo Yeon Seok and fellow KingKong Entertainment artists (Kim Bum, Kim Ji Won, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Wook, Park Hee Son, and Jo Yoon Hee) join hands in supporting The Korean Committee for UNICEF’s 2016 ‘WeAction [#every child]’ year-end campaign.

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The 2016 ‘WeAction’ campaign will benefit refugee children as well as girls and children under the age of 5. Donation can be sent through a specific online LINK and it will be translated into protective facilities, medical supplies, relief supports, and schools. One thousands donors (1000 people) to the campaign will receive UNICEF brackets. The campaign run for 12 weeks from 28 November 2016 to 19 February 2017.

Personal messages from KingKong Entertainment’s artists will be featured on different dates. Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Bum’s messages will be the last one to be rolled out in 16 January 2017.

This is not the first time that KingKong Entertainment and UNICEF join hands for a greater good. In 2012, KingKong artists including Yoo Yeon Seok donated their personal belongings in UNICEF Birthday Donation Campaign, ‘Star Sharing Bazaar’. The campaign benefited mothers and children living in Africa continent.

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[20161212] Yeonseok Yoo’s instagram update

Prior to the airing of episode 11 of his hit drama, Yoo Yeon Seok took the instagram to show off his new drone alongside the drama staff (which he calls younger sisters and brothers). Awwww… you cutie pie ❤️

English Translation:

You know that today is #RomanticDay right? Meet you at 10pm tonight~~^^ Bye Bye! #RomanticDoctorTeacherKim #KangDongJoo #Ourstaffsdongsaengs❤️ #Aereo #InSeok #JiHee #Changjin #mavicpro #droneshot

His agency, KingKong Entertainment, also posted on the official instagram two photos of behind the scenes pictures of Yoo Yeon Seok while he was shooting episode 11 and 12.

The pictures are beautifully shot!

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