The followup to “City Hunter”, romantic comedy Protect The Boss’ debut broadcast on August 3rd received a 12.6% nationwide rating from AGN Nielsen. The ratings leapt to 14.7% for the following day’s broadcast, increasing 2.1%.
The rerun for Protect the Boss aired on August 7th at 1pm and set a record for gaining ratings over 8.0%, which is a very substantial number to be achieved by a weekend rerun after a drama’s debut broadcast. The research institute TnmS recording the ratings to be 9.0%.
On the same day, the 7th, other reruns were MBC’s “Indomitable Daughter in Laws”, which received 5.0%, as well as another MBC drama Gyebak which received 6.3% ratings. Both of these were in stiff competition with KBS’s The Princess’ Man, for which only a 5.2% rating was reported. In addition, KBS’s “Spy Myung Wol” reached 5.0% ratings and the present number 1 drama , SBS’s “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” recorded 5.8%
On the other hand, a rerun of SBS’s weekend drama “Scent of a Woman” received the very high rating of 7.9%, placing it in the 2nd place slot behind “Protect the Boss” for weekend rerun ratings.
SBS officials have said about this drama “The competition for Protect the Boss is not very light. The ratings for the rerun winning first place in the rerun broadcasting category shows the high popularity of the drama”
Meanwhile “Protect the Boss” which aired on August 3rd stars Choi KangHee as a secretary to the chaebol JiSung, along with Kim Jaejoong and Wang JiHye, is steadily gaining a large level of popularity.
*WOW the power of Kim JaeJoong and Kim Junsu* ^^
Source: SBS Entertainment News
Translation by: DoctorJaee of JYJ3
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Currently, SBS Nanumi Auction Sale is being held. Articles donated by stars who acted in SBS TV series like, Protect the Boss, Scent of a Woman, Miss Ajumma, Worrier Baek Dong Soo are being sold on auction.
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong’s accessories have reached over 1,000,000 won.
Kim’s necklace and bracelet are on biggest demand. It started from the price of 200,000 won on August 3 to now reach 1,050,000 won, in only 6 days. The deadline for the bidding for these items is September 30. The price of Kim’s accessories is breaking a record and is drawing a lot of attention.
Another popular article is Yoo Seung Ho’s jacket that was worn in Worrier Baek Dong Soo. The jacket started with the price of 80,000 won and now reaches 400,000 won. The deadline for the bidding for this item is August 31.
Source: Enews24 from Nate
Translation by: pretzyc2h of korea.com + JYJ3
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Kim Jaejoong is cold? Prim? Quiet? If that’s what you thought of him, we ask you to forget that Kim Jaejoong, trapped by the image of an ice prince.
◆Kim Jaejoong is an ice prince? … “Though I may look cold, I have a hidden approachability”
Contrary to his cold and distant appearance, Kim Jaejoong boasts an approachable character and many personal connections. Popular Japanese group W-inds’ Keita and Yamashita Tomohisa, one of Japan’s greatest idols, have both revealed that they are close friends with Kim Jaejoong, bringing their friendships into the spotlight.
When we brought up the fact that Yamashita Tomohisa said, “I want to release an album with Jaejoong,” Kim Jaejoong smiled and said, “It’s just a passing comment. He always says things like that,” and showed off his close friendship with the Japanese celebrity. What interested many was the fact that Kim Jaejoong returned from the ‘Park Ji Sung and Friends’ soccer tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a new friend, soccer star Jung Tese. The two frequently talk on Twitter and have kept their tight friendship alive till now.
What is the secret to his ‘amazing sociability’? Kim Jaejoong said, “It’s kind of weird for me to call it ‘amazing sociability’, but I think I’m the type of person who has an appearance that most people feel unfamiliar with,” and “If people like me approach others first and we get to know each other, I think we become friends quicker. There are many times when people are surprised because I don’t act the way they expected me to, and we end up talking and becoming friends.“
He smiled and continued to say, “I wouldn’t call it approaching them first, but it’s more like trying to be the first to say hi. There won’t be anyone who will refuse to greet you back if you initiate it first,” and “There have been lots of people who told me that I’m very different from what they thought I would be like.”
◆What is JYJ to Kim Jaejoong? “I live for Junsu and Yoochun”
There are two names that make Kim Jaejoong smile brighter. They are none other than his fellow members Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun. Whenever their names came out during our conversation, Kim Jaejoong tended to smile and laugh more.
Kim Jaejoong is registered as a member of FC MEN, of which Kim Junsu is the captain. But Kim Jajeoong has yet to step foot on the pitch. Regarding this, Kim Jaejoong jested and said, “I participate only in name. The captain put in our names as Yoochun and Jaejoong the soccer players but he’s never once used us in a match.” He burst into laughter after setting an attack on Kim Junsu as he said, “We’re nothing but a promotional strategy.”
At the end of his spell of laughter, Kim Jaejoong said, “But I love Junsu,” putting a sweet end to his tale and showing his affection for his fellow member.
Kim Jaejoong is the oldest of the three members of JYJ. But he depends on his younger members as much as they rely on him. When this interview took place, Kim Jaejoong was suffering hard from the sudden cancellation of JYJ’s appearance on a Jeju special program.
We asked Kim Jaejoong what got him back on his feet when he was worn out, tired and wanted to quit. And this brought us straight back to his members.
“Of course, it’s our members. I think it would have been too hard if I had been walking down this road alone. It’s only possible because I’m with Junsu and Yoochun. We split our pains in three and share our gains equally in three. I want to place great meaning on the fact that we are together, no matter what we do. The same goes with our fans and staff members.“
What do the two members mean to Kim Jaejoong? He wasn’t able to answer this question easily and thought about it for quite a while. After much thought and consideration, he turned the place into a sea of laughter when he parodied a commercial as he stated, “Ah, they’re great. But I can’t think of a way to pinpoint what they mean to me exactly.” When the laughter died out, Kim Jaejoong gave us his sincere confession.
“Actually, it’s hard to explain what those two people are in my life because they mean so much to me. Nothing can compare to them. They’re kind of like my arms in a way. You can’t live without both arms, right? Like that, I’m able to live because I have both of them by my side.”
His voice seemed to shake and his throat clammed up as he expressed what he felt about his two younger members, Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun. But soon, Kim Jaejoong found his cheer once more as he discussed the right arm, left arm and body of JYJ.
The name of Kim Jaejoong’s first domestic drama is ‘Protect the Boss’. So what would Kim Jaejoong like to protect?
“I want to protect and carry on the relationship that I have with our members right now. And I want to cherish and protect all the music, performances and memories from our debut till now. And I want to keep as many of our fans around as possible (T/N: He’s using the double meaning of the word, which could mean keep or protect, depending on the context. This explains the laughter at the end).(laughter)”
JYJ’s Yoochun had a close encounter with a girl on the bus!
As part of a new CF for TiO, Yoochun had a risky incident with a female student. Yoochun continues his role as a good-looking teacher who was on his way to work while riding a bus.
On the bus, Yoochun meets a student who’s in his class. Because of the sudden rush of people on board, Yoochun gets pushed closer to the student.
Suddenly, the bus starts moving and the student almost falls over; luckily, Yoochun who has quick reflexes manages to grab hold of her. The two might have locked lips, but the student had quickly placed the bottle of TiO that she was holding onto her mouth.
Check out the CF below!
Credits: Source: Star Today via Nate Shared By: DBSKnights
Credit:mickytoho for video
On August 6th, KBS’s ‘Entertainment Relay‘ ranked their list of best idol-turned-actor/actress in a special ‘best-of’ corner!
Topping the list was none other than JYJ’s Yoochun, who first kicked off his acting career as the handsome but arrogant young gentleman in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘. He’s gone on to perform in MBC’s ‘Miss Ripley‘, as the role of a sweet man who only loves one woman, showing off the diversity.
Tied in second place were T-ara groupmates, Eunjung and Jiyeon.
Jiyeon has experience with ‘God of Study’ and more recently, a horror film, while Eunjung successfully pulled off the role of an antagonist in ‘Dream High‘.
Third place was taken by 2PM’s Taecyeon for his role in ‘Cinderella’s Sister‘. Although he didn’t have many lines, critics thought that he accurately expressed his character’s masculine, yet naive charm.
SNSD’s YoonA came in fourth for her character as ‘Saebyuk’ in ‘You’re My Fate‘. Because she had to play one consistent character for a six-month long drama, critics believed she pulled it off remarkably well, which was reflected in the consistently high viewer ratings.
Fifth place was taken by CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa, who shook the hearts of women with ‘You’re Handsome‘ and more recently, ‘Heartstrings‘. UEE and Suzy claimed 6th and 7th respectively.
There is a man who was an idol, is an idol and wants to stay an idol in the future. It’s quite hard to define this man with just one word. Holding the representative title as a singer, he has even taken on directing and acting.
Though he gives off the air of a ChaDoNam(Cold City Guy), he spits out a charming dialect that makes him approachable. Beneath the face that bursts into fits of laughter at even the smallest of statements lies a strong heart that isn’t afraid of challenges, and his sincere honesty that has matured through time comes through in everything he says. The name of this man is Kim Jaejoong.
◆Kim Jaejoong’s new challenge ‘Acting’… “There are no limits”
Kim Jaejoong has stood in front of a new starting line to cross the hurdles of acting. Taking on the role of ‘the prince of the financial world’ Cha Mu Won in SBS’ new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’, Kim Jaejoong seemed nervous yet excited for his domestic drama debut.
When we talked about the fact that his senior actors praised him for his work, Kim Jaejoong’s strong and wide shoulders suddenly shrunk inwards. Asking back, “Maybe I’m about to make it big?” Kim Jaejoong soon burst out into laughter and covered his face as he did so. Saying, “I’m so grateful. I think they rephrased their hope for me to work harder than I already am in their words,” Kim Jaejoong scratched his head as if he felt embarrassed by the compliments.
Though he already has some acting experience in his pocket, this will be Kim Jaejoong’s first time acting in a domestic drama. He must be more nervous than ever since this will be the first time he’s meeting his domestic viewers through a drama. And a harsher criterion may be placed on Kim Jaejoong as he has already put forth his name and face as a singer for the past seven years.
Kim Jaejoong said, “I could never say ‘I’d like it if I got a huge amount of praise.’ I just want to give our viewers a production in which I show great chemistry with my fellow actors,” and “My biggest goal is to become someone who works in harmony with the drama, not someone who carries on the image that I’ve had till now as a singer.”
He also added, “I want to be a person who can take on any challenge and absorb everything, as the individual Kim Jaejoong and as a member of JYJ. My goal is to become a person with no limits and a group with no limits.“
◆Idol label? “I want to be an idol forever”
Any person who made his or her debut as an idol always has the ‘idol’ label on them wherever the go. Some are embarrassed by it and try to hide their idol status while others strive to evolve from an idol to an artiste. Between this two sides stands Kim Jaejoong with his own beliefs about idols.
“I like being called an idol. Wouldn’t it be more stressful if you debuted as a singer-song writer but then wanted to become an idol? (laughter) Many people have prejudiced thoughts when it comes to idols but when I see my juniors these days, there are so many of them who could succeed as solo singers. They all do so well so it I don’t think it’s right to keep them tied to a stereotyped belief based on the name or appearance of their group.“
Kim Jaejoong expressed his disappointment at the devaluation of idols as well. He confessed his truthful thoughts and said, “Idols are actually at a position where they can try out more things than the usual singer. I see it as a job that you can gain more from when you compare it to other jobs as a celebrity.”
He continued to say, “The members of JYJ are now getting into our late 20s but we’re still idols, and we’ll probably still call ourselves idols, even when we reach our 30s,” and “Aren’t the Backstreet Boys and SMAP called idols too?”
Kim Jaejoong smiles shyly one second and states his opinions concisely the next; we can’t wait for the new acting challenge of this man.
The issue regarding episode 2 of “Protect the Boss” to be broadcasted overseas is on a rising concern after the premiere airing of the SBS drama on August 3rd.
This is a story about No Eun Seol who finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm under the bad boy boss Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family. But even before the premiere, the meeting which took place between Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee has already become a topic.
A member of JYJ, Kim JaeJoong has successfully debuted as an actor in the Japanese drama "Hard To Say I Love You". After the announcement of Kim JaeJoong participating in the drama was made, it aroused great attention from overseas.
Normally, a drama can only be broadcasted in their own country in order to protect the country's drama ratings. However, up until episode 2 of “Protect the Boss”, countries in which the drama is not allowed to be broadcasted including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and other Asian countries have expressed their interest for the drama.
Regarding this matter, the SBS program information centre, which is in charge of the exportation of programs expressed that, "For “Protect the Boss”, the overseas attention towards the drama is overwhelming, and it is becoming the most anticipated drama in the Asian market. The distributors from many countries are currently having discussions with us regarding the drama distribution."
JYJ Kim Junsu made a special appearance in ‘Scent of Woman’, which was aired on the 6th, as a popular singer ‘Junsu’ who Kim Sunah admires. Although it was the first try at acting for Kim Junsu, it is said that he fully gave off his comic nature.
The viewers who watched his acting is showing positive responses, saying “I thought he was just good at singing, but I was surprised that he can act well too.”
Above all, the part that drew most interest was that he acted a character that is similar to the real Kim Junsu.
The filming which was held in a university in Gyeonggi-do last 28th was a magnificent sight with about 500 fans, just like a real concert. A realistic concert scene was set up to film a scene where Kim Sunah, Lee Dongwook, and Um Kijun comes to see Kim Junsu’s concert.
Days before the actual filming day, ‘Scent of Woman’ production team recruited fans through a site. They opened the site at 9 am to recruit 500 fans, however, the production team couldn’t contain their amazement that over 5000 fans signed up in only 3 minutes.
Thanks to the fans’ full support, a perfect concert scene was made on the filming day. Kim Junsu sang ‘I Can Soar’ from his worldwide album ‘The Beginning’ and ‘Intoxication’ from his Japanese single at the filming. It is said that he heated up the place with his explosive stage charisma. Not even fans, but also actors including Kim Sunah, Lee Dongwook, and Um Kijun could have an enjoyable time.
Especially, Kim Junsu gave a full, sweet fanservice by preparing a special event for Yeonjae(Kim Sunah), who turned out to be a terminally ill patient. Kim Junsu’s fans prepared banners with so much love for Kim Junsu, that special props for the filming was not even needed. The fans were in good order, making the filming easy, even though the the waiting time was almost half the day due to the bad weather.
The production team said, “Although it was the first try at acting for Kim Junsu, he was the most appropriate person to play ‘top star Junsu’” added, “With his fantastic stage manners and passion, he was truely the best singer in Asia. The actors and staffs all had a great time, like enjoying a concert.”
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