Is she in NH?

2015.08.31    18:15

There are many news reports on the likelihood of a Korean actress joining the cast of “Neighborhood Hero”.  She is Kwon Yuri of the pop group Girls’ Generation.

A CJ E&M official said negotiation is in its final stage but nothing has been finalized.

 

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There are conflicting reports on Weibo about the role Kwon Yuri may play.  OCN’s own Weibo says her role is that of a top secret agent.

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Another Weibo entry by Sina says she’s a trainee scriptwriter who uses the bar as her workshop, observing all the customers, until one day she becomes interested in a particular man.

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And Korea’s me2day, quoting nikkansports.com, says she plays a top secret agent who loves adventures and has undertaken various missions under different guises in foreign countries.

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Different reports give Kwon Yuri’s character different names, so until there is official confirmation, everything is speculation.

“Neighborhood Hero” is actor Park Si Hoo’s comeback drama in Korea.  Shooting will start in September and drama will air in early 2016.

 

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CJ E&M 측 “소녀시대 유리, ‘동네의 영웅’ 최종 조율 중…박시후와 호흡”

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소녀시대 유리가 드라마 ‘동네의 영웅’ 출연을 최종 조율 중이다.

31일 오후 CJ E&M 측 관계자는 텐아시아에 “유리가 케이블채널 OCN ‘동네의 영웅’ 출연을 최종 조율 중이다”고 밝혔다.

앞서 ‘동네의 영웅’에는 배우 박시후가 출연을 확정한 바 있었다. 유리가 ‘동네의 영웅’ 출연을 확정할 경우, 박시후와 호흡을 맞추게 된다.

‘동네의 영웅(가제)’은 케이블채널 tvN ‘빠스껫볼’, KBS ‘추노’, ‘한성별곡’ 등 대작을 연출해온 곽정환 감독이 오랜기간 기획한 작품으로, 상처받은 전직 블랙요원이 경찰을 꿈꾸는 비정규직 청년을 만나 그를 비밀요원으로 성장시키며 악에 맞서 싸우는 생활밀착형 첩보 드라마다.

‘동네의 영웅’은 9월 크랭크인에 들어가, 내년 초 선보일 예정이다.

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(Source: http://tenasia.hankyung.com/archives/653912)

(Credits: http://tenasia.hankyung.com. Thanks!  English interpretation by H.A.T.)

NH from Mar78

Mar78 is the first (and we sure hope isn’t the last) to take up our invitation to join in the fun — to express her hopes and wishes of what PSH’s comeback Korean drama “Neighborhood Hero” (NH) will be like.

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 PSH as Jason Bourne, another famous secret agent

I think that Baek Shi Yoon (BSY) will be  very different from what he was in the past — from being a cold man, he will now get involved with people in the neighborhood and everyday situations.  He will be involved in their lives to help those in need.  All this will make him a more human person.

BSY and the young man work together in a bar, but in their spare moments they will fight evil and will solve others’ problems.  They will have some tense moments, but they will also spend some good times together, so we will have the opportunity to see PSH´s beautiful smile.

I imagine that although he is the bar owner, he is not laid back and could be a barman or maybe a pianist.  Suddenly I’m imagining someone like the “Piano Man”* by Billy Joel, who knows the stories of  the people of the bar.  In NH, BSY will know stories about the bad guys who live around and their victims, or simply, the stories of the neighborhood people.  Of course, there will be a woman, perhaps a singer or a  waitress who is so in love with BSY, but he wants nothing to do with women because in the past he had very bad experiences with them, maybe a wife or a girlfriend who left him for another man.  About his looks, maybe jeans, boots, and a small beard, or long hair or curly short hair hidden under a cap.

It could be just a simple little bar, with no pianist or singer.  If it is something more sophisticated and large, it could be something like Once in a Blue Moon in FH.

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* Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” (partial lyrics)

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There’s an old man sitting next to me
Makin’ love to his tonic and gin …..

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he’s talkin’ with Davy, who’s still in the Navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it’s better than drinkin’ alone

Sing us a song you’re the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody
And you got us feeling alright

(http://www.metrolyrics.com/piano-man-lyrics-billy-joel.html)

 

Anyone else wants to contribute?  (before more details are released about NH)

 

(Credits: 1st photo from DC, 2nd by H.A.T.  Thanks!)

PSH at 17th Gimje Horizon Festival

We posted the English and Japanese versions of the publicity video last week. Now we’re giving you the Chinese and Korean versions here.

They are not the same: the Korean and English versions are 2015; the Chinese and Japanese are older, shorter versions.

PSH has been appointed the Public Relations Ambassador for this event.  We are sure many of his fans will be joining him at Gimje.

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Chinese version

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/AcYW4lNyhoc/

Korean version

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PSH (and his twin^^) at 2008 Korea Police Security Publicity Ambassador (actually 2 photos in 1)

(Credits: http://festival.gimje.go.kr/index.sko. Thanks!)

Pre-announcement / 事先張揚

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If you don’t see any new post on PSH4U in future, it doesn’t mean we have abandoned PSH.

It simply means we are unable to work on our blog because of family medical problems.

Just stay with PSH.  We will return ASAP.

(Credits: Photo from we-forgot-where, but thanks!)

PSH wins 119th and 120th in a row

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PSH is the winner again in Stages 298 and 299 of #8 voting site (that ended at midnight 2015.08.22 and 2015.08.29 respectively) — 119th and 120th in a row!

PSH is now the undisputed champion of this site.  He has set the record of MOST CONTINUOUS WINS for this site, surpassing former champion Bae Yong Jun.  He received 30,538,123 votes on August 22 and 60,617,910 million votes on August 29, 16+ million and 9+ million votes respectively more than 2nd place Kim Jong Kook.

It’s Kim Jong Kook in 2nd place again — for the 19th and 20th time, now matching No Min Woo’s record.

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These are the 119th and 120th weeks in a row PSH has won this competition.  Last 119 times he defeated Jang Geun Suk x 5, Kim Hee Chul x 4, Moon Geun Young, G-Dragon x 4, Kim Hyun Joong x 5, Wu Yi Fan (Kris) x 14, Oh Se Hun x 12, So Ji Sub, Hwang Ji Tao, Lee Min Ho x 13, Lee Jun Ki, Kim Soo Hyun x 13, Lee Jong Suk, Rain, Mayu Watanabe x 2, No Min Woo x 20, and Kim Jong Kook x 20.

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PSH’s cumulative votes are 2,208,333,512, now 1,040 million more than the ex-all-time winner BYJ who has altogether 95 gold ups.  PSH has 120 (Stages 180 to 299).

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PSH is the KING of votes, whether for a single stage or cumulative.

Single stage TOP 7

1. Park Si Hoo – 137,497,897 (Stage 278)
2. Park Si Hoo — 126,684,206 (Stage 279)
3. Jang Geun Suk – 73,179,279 (Stage 135)
4. Wu Yi Fan – 72,479,206 (Stage 135)
5. Park Si Hoo – 63,912,077 (Stage 284)
6. Park Si Hoo – 61,893,105 (Stage 280)
7. Park Si Hoo – 56,502,997 (Stage 277)

(Credits: http://123fans.cn; PSH photo from Weibo.  Thanks!)

The XS and his bar / girl

XS is not “extra small” but “ex-spy” or “ex-secret agent”
“bar / girl” is not “bargirl” but his bar, his girl

Our imagination is still running wild, so we’ll continue where we left off yesterday with “Sihoo Bond?”

The little we have on PSH’s upcoming Korean drama on OCN, “Neighborhood Hero”, indicates his character Baek Shi Yoon is a bar owner.  In “Sihoo Bond?” yesterday, we speculated his “bar” is probably a pojangmacha – small tented restaurant on wheels, or roadside street stall – where locals go for snacks and drinks (mainly soju – rice liquor) after work.

Maybe Baek Shi Yoon’s “bar” is not a roadside tent but located in a building, in which case it may look something like the establishment where Jung Jae Young first appears in COM.  The detective is drinking, or getting drunk, in this rather shabby joint, the interior matching his unkempt appearance and the frustration in him.

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http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Xjw6msYjttc/

Even though the synopsis of “Neighborhood Hero” so far released did not mention a woman, we are sure there must be one (or even more) in Baek Shi Yoon’s past.  Can you imagine James Bond without the Bond girls?  Girls and guns go together in a secret agent’s life.  This girl (we speculate) is someone from the past, probably someone he loved very much who died because of him, which is why he is now a confirmed bachelor.  There has to be some kind of love interest.  Even Jung Jae Young has a girlfriend in the past (which accounts for those embarrassing romantic scenes in COM — the girl is lovely but JJY is obviously embarrassed), but that is pivotal to the plot.  A dashing secret agent must be involved in some romantic relationships.  PSH will be wasted if he’s not given the chance to showcase his amorous side.

There’s a young man in “Neighborhood Hero” whom Baek Shi Yoon takes under his wing and trains in the special skills of a secret agent, according to sketchy details released so far in news reports.  That means this is some sort of buddy drama (if girls are a thing of the past for BSY.)  In most of PSH’s previous dramas, he was the queen’s or princess’s man, the moon revolving round the sun.  Here in NH he is his own man – the hero, and he takes on a protégé.  In COM he teamed up with Jung Jae Young and in that movie he was the young man.  In his new drama he will be the master with an apprentice.  We wish fervently OCN will cast someone we like in NH, some “fresh young meat” who can act a little.  We’ve not watched any K-drama since February 2013, but someone told us Jung Jae Young’s current drama “Assembly” tanked because the young actor who plays opposite JJY cannot act, so there’s no interaction at all.  Not only is PSH the King of Reversals (he can reverse the situation to take the upper hand), he can also “lead” another actor into their relationship.  Just compare Moon Chae Won’s acting in the first 10 episodes of TPM with the later episodes: she comes alive from Episode 11 and completely dissolves into her character after consorting with PSH for 10 episodes (learning experience).  As long as the second male lead (the young man) is willing to be led by PSH, the pairing in NH should be dynamite.

XS Bark Shi Yoon is probably not loaded.  Spies are not known to make a lot of money, unless they betray their country by selling state secrets.  Operating a neighborhood bar is not exactly a very lucrative business.  So let’s say BSY is not a rich man, though not living hand-to-mouth.  PSH has said before that he wanted to play a poor man, even a country bumpkin.  He has always been cast as a rich man’s son in his past dramas.  In 2012 (before CDDA) he jumped at the opportunity to make “Poor boy makes it rich” (our translation), a Chinese movie or drama (we forgot which) that was stillborn.

What will PSH look like as Baek Shi Yoon in the present?  No designer suits (a la Jean Thierry Cha in CDDA), no stylish outfits (a la Seo In Woo in PP), no cashmere jackets/overcoats (a la Lee Kang Suk in FH).  He will wear ordinary street clothes that will let him blend in with his neighborhood (he does not want to draw attention to himself because of something in his past.)  He may even grow a beard!  A real beard, not the artificial stick-on kind at the end of TPM or “Iljimae”.  Come to think of it, PSH has always been clean-shaven.  We’re never seen him with a mustache or beard.

Will his Japanese (and other) fans see a 5-day stubble on PSH at Ise-Shima on September 4?  NH starts shooting in September, but they can always shoot the early (flashback) scenes first when BSY is still the handsome clean-cut spy.  The drama is scheduled to air in early 2016, so there’s plenty of time for PSH to grow a beard (if indeed role calls for one — to make him look a little down and out.)

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So much for this episode of NH^^

If you would like to join in the fun, please e-mail us the imaginary scenarios at parksihoo4u@gmail.com.

(Credits: Video from COM; photo from DC.  Thanks!)

PSH in Korean news 2015.08.28

We’re giving you the news headlines here.  Please note the return of PSH to K-drama is on a par with the North and South Korea issue.

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North-South issue, Kim Gu Ra divorce, Gim Sang Sun death, Park Si Hoo / Lee Tae Im return

Park Si Hoo / Lee Tae Im return

A. Time is the best medicine, the media are stimulated …
What a ‘troublesome’ return.

B. Anyway, welcome back!

C. One has to eat to live ….

D. Reflection or rest.
Nowadays the distinction is not clear.

(Source: http://www.viva100.com/main/view.php?key=20150827010005589)

 

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[viva100]南北問題,金九拉離婚,金相淳逝世,朴施厚·李泰林復歸

2015-08-28      07:00

朴施厚·李泰林復歸

A: 時間是療藥, 宣傳媒體熱鬧忙得不可開交。。。
這樣子的復歸真是”麻煩”。

B: 不管怎樣無任歡迎!

C: 還是要吃飯生活下去。。。。

D: 那樣是休息或是反省?
近來真是都難以分辨。

 

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North and South Korea representatives shaking hands to end recent crisis

(Source: http://www.viva100.com/main/view.php?key=20150827010005589)

(Credits: http://www.viva100.com.  Thanks!  English and Chinese translation by H.A.T.)

PSH will take part in Gimje Horizon Festival

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2015.08.28

The Japan Official Fan Club has announced that PSH will take part in the 2015 Gimje Horizon Festival.

『シフさんと一緒に楽しむ「金堤2015地平線祭り」参加ツアー!』

PSH will participate as a public relations ambassador.

Fans are invited to join PSH in one of the three major traditional festivals of Korea, this being the 17th year of the Gimje Horizon Festival.

• Local participation deadline: September 7 – 30, 2015

• Local participation dates: October 9 – 11, 2015 (Friday to Sunday, 2 nights 3 days)

-Event date: October 10, 2015 (Saturday)

-Event location: 2015 Gimje Horizon Festival venue area

● Tour highlights

(1) Park Si Hoo welcome greeting
(2) Park Si Hoo handshake or high five
(3) Group photo with Park Si Hoo
(4) Enjoy traditional games such as kite-flying with Park Si Hoo
(5) Enjoy the Gimje Horizon Festival
(6) Sightseeing in a traditional Hanok (Korean) village (Guided tour participants only)

-Reservation: September 7, 2015 – start at 12:00

-For more tour info, click here:
http://event.hanatourjapan.jp/gimje2015/ (accessible from September 7 at 12:00)

-For local participation details, click here:
http://www.pshtour.com/gimje2015/ (accessible from September 7 at 12:00)

 

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(Info from http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=293155)

 

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English version

Japanese version

 

(Credits: http://park-sihoo.jp; http://festival.gimje.go.kr.  Thanks!  English translation by H.A.T.)

Jami and Dami on Twitter (83)

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2015.08.28

Jami and Dami updated their Twitter, again playing the role of Super Salescats:

Jami: Congratulations on Master’s comeback in a Korean drama!  Before the full-scale return, enjoy the 2015 Gimje Horizon Festival with him.

Dami: Application starts on September 7 (Monday) at 12:00.

(Credits: http://Twitter.com; photo from Weibo.  Thanks!  English translation by H.A.T.)