Queen of Ambition Revisited

Queen of Ambition Revisited

     What’s there to say? This is undoubtably one of the darkest dramas I have yet to view. There are few redemptive elements. For a while I thought that Yunho’s character, Baek Do Hoon, would somehow be able to lift the spirit of this drama, but in the progression of time, the character of Baek Do Hoon became just as disillusioned and just as starved for retaliation as the other characters. In a sense he is justified, after all, how hard it must be to love someone as fiercely as he loves Joo Da Hae, only to have them betray you and manipulate everyone that you hold dear. Still, there is never merit in allowing someone to pull you down to their self-seeking level. I was sad to see the death of Baek Do Hoon. He had just discovered the joy of true sonship.

     I have been enjoying the character of Baek Do Kyung, heiress, exec, and mother. Of all of these lying, non-grace-filled, unforgiving persons, I somehow believe that she has  a truer, more altruistic motive for her actions. This drama emphasizes the harboring of secrets that we all engage in while not realizing that it is the fear of discovery that brings us all down. Society does not forgive or forget easily, but it is better to admit and atone for your mistakes than to live your life dodging around corners or hiding in the shadows afraid that your misdeeds will come to light. I believe that the decision made by Do Kyung to keep Do Hoon’s birth circumstances a secret is based upon the needs of her family to remain in power, and to provide an unchallenged heir for the family chaebol empire.

     If there is conceivably a woman as evil and grasping as Joo Da Hae, with a character that thinks exclusively about the ways and means to her own goals–I certainly would never want her as a friend or acquaintance, and certainly not as a family member. I tend to prefer loyal, sympathetic, if not empathetic, people around me. I choose to love from my heart, not always my head, and I try to merge those two parts somewhere in the middle.

     But, I digress….

      Queen of Ambition is a compelling drama. You do not necessarily like the characters, but you sit down to watch it anyway. This reflects the talents of the writer, producer, and director, but most especially the actors. Jung Yunho, I applaud your interpretation of this many faceted role, and I hope for more challenges in your future.

I only pray that there is some element of regret that emerges in the midst of all this bloodletting.”

O’ what a tangled web ….

Narrative Credit: Momma Cha @ jyjfantalk

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[TRANS] 130220 ‘Queen Of Ambition’ Beats Out ‘Ma-Ui’ As The Most Watched Monday-Tuesday Drama.. Ratings Close To 20%

[TRANS] 130220 ‘Queen Of Ambition’ Beats Out ‘Ma-Ui’ As The Most Watched Monday-Tuesday Drama.. Ratings Close To 20%

SBS’ ‘Queen of Ambition’ has beat out MBC’s ‘Ma-Ui’ to be crowned the most watched Monday-Tuesday drama.

According to Nielsen Korea, a company that surveys viewer ratings, the latest episode of ‘Queen of Ambition’ scored nationwide ratings of 19.4%, only 0.6% shy of crossing the 20.0% margin. ‘Ma-Ui’ came in at second place with ratings of 18.1% while KBS 2TV’s ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek’ fell to 3.9%.

‘Queen of Ambition’ rose 1.9% compared to the last episode while ‘Ma-Ui’ fell 2.2%. ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek’ also fell 0.5%.

(omitted for spoilers)

Source: [wstarnews]

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[Trans] Exclusive Interview With Kim Jaejoong: Are Good Friends With PSY And Would Like To Take On Chinese Movies

[Trans] Exclusive Interview With Kim Jaejoong: Are Good Friends With PSY And Would Like To Take On Chinese Movies

On the afternoon of 20th October, the press conference for Kim Jaejoong Fan Meeting 2012 was held in Nanjing. After the press conference, Sina had an exclusive interview with Kim Jaejoong.

At the press conference, Kim Jaejoong shared his feelings on visiting Nanjing for the second time and his latest involvement. Visiting Nanjing for the first time on his own, Jaejoong prepared songs and interactive games, hoping to discover the adorable side of the fans with this event. In a year, Jaejoong filmed new works and wish to represent his own growth with these. With regards to his identity as both singer and actor, Jaejoong expressed that he liked it a lot singing songs as a singer and as he has been acting recently, he tend to be emotionally attached to the character and is now working hard developing his acting skills.

As for chinese actors, Jaejoong said he knew a lot of them but have yet to meet them face-to-face. When asked which historical character he would like to portray if he was to return to the past, Jaejoong expressed that rather than the past, he wants to know the future as he is keen on knowing what is going to happen in the future. When discussing about his plans in 2013, Jaejoong revealed that he is now preparing for the new album and hoped to bring good work to fans.

After the press conference ended, Kim Jaejoong accepted an exclusive interview with Sina.

Sina: Which fan support project from China makes you most touching?

Kim Jaejoong: It is difficult to choose just one. But since I don’t usually come to China, the continuous support from fans touched me the most.

Sina: You challenged on comical roles for your latest korean movie ‘Code Name: Jackal’. Is there any area you need to overcome as an idol when acting?

Kim Jaejoong: The movie’s genre is a comedy and as an actor, it is basic responsibility to portray the role well. I will work hard to show my very best state in the movie.

Sina: There are China-Korea collaboration movies these days. If there is a good chance, will you consider working with a China film director?

Kim Jaejoong: I would like to try if there is a chance.

Sina: Your interaction with PSY on Twitter was highlighted. How did the two of you became good friends?

Kim Jaejoong: We met at Rain’s birthday party and became close after that, just like brothers.

Sina: Is there any special words for chinese fans?

Kim Jaejoong: I’m sorry that I am unable to visit China very often and I hope that I will be able to bring better works and performances to repay chinese fans’ support.

Source: http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/k/2012-10-21/21453768496.shtml
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[TRANS] 120905 JYJ’s Junsu, Musical “Elisabeth” Album To Be Released…Also Includes Interviews

[TRANS] 120905 JYJ’s Junsu, Musical “Elisabeth” Album To Be Released…Also Includes Interviews

An album which records JYJ’s Junsu’s appearance in the musical “Elisabeth” will be released.

EMK Musical Company revealed, “On 18 September, an OST of the musical “Elisabeth” will be released. Top actors such as Junsu, Ok Ju Hyun, Park Eun Tae, Min Young Ki, Lee Jung Hwa and Kim Seung Dae participated in the recording of the OST this time.

The OST this time is receiving much interest as Junsu, who did not participate in the highlight version of the OST which was released in March, participated in the recording this time. Also, unlike the pervious album, the OST this time will include not only highlights, but the entire song list.

The OST includes 2 CDs, one with 21 tracks and the other with 22 tracks, consisting a total of 43 tracks. It will also include a bonus DVD, which features an unreleased interview with Junsu, a behind-the-scenes sketch, and music videos of 5 songs, including “The Last Dance” and “The Shadows Grow Longer”, which were edited from recordings of the first times this musical was performed in Korea.

Musical Elisabeth’s OST, “Musical Elisabeth 2012 Live Recording ・Korean Cast – Special Edition”, will officially be released on 18 September.

Source : [K Star News]

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[Info] 120814 JYJ Facebook Update – YUCHUN FANMEETING SCHEDULE

[Info] 120814 JYJ Facebook Update – YUCHUN FANMEETING SCHEDULE


Shenzhen, CHINA
2012/9/8 :: Shenzhen bay sports center

2012/9/14 :: Taiwan University Stadium

2012/9/16 :: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam paragon

* Ticketing information will be updated.

*It’s illegal to purchase/sell tickets on on/offline store that C-Jes entertainment didn’t notify through Official website and Official facebook.

Thank you

credit: c-jes+ JYJ FB
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[News] JYJ’s Junsu Holds Autograph Event To Commemorate Release of ‘XIA – TARANTALLEGRA’

[News] JYJ’s Junsu Holds Autograph Event To Commemorate Release of ‘XIA – TARANTALLEGRA’

In order to commemorate the release of his new solo album ‘XIA-TARANTALLEGRA‘, JYJ‘s Kim Junsu recently held a private autograph signing event.

A handful of fans who purchased Junsu’s solo album were randomly selected to attend the private event, but others had gathered in the area in order to try and catch a glimpse of him from a distance.

Junsu who was touched by their unending support took some time to talk about his latest activities, and even fulfilled a few of his fans’ wishes. When asked to sing a song for them on the spot, Junsu earned the wild cheers of his fans after performing “Lullaby” and “Reason“.

Kim Junsu’s agency C-JeS Entertainment remarked, “This autograph event was held as a way of giving back to the fans who have showed him unending love and support for his solo album, and he spent some quality time with his fans for the first time in a while. There are plans for him to spend more time with his fans this weekend as well.”

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate

Credit: Allkpop

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[News] 120403 TVXQ’s Tokyo Dome Concert Tickets Sell Out Within 30 Seconds

[News] 120403 TVXQ’s Tokyo Dome Concert Tickets Sell Out Within 30 Seconds

TVXQ has once again evidenced their immense popularity in Japan.

The group is planning to hold performances for their Japanese fans at the Tokyo Dome from April 14th to the 16th. The tickets went on sale for the public on April 1st at 10 a.m. (local time) and within 30 seconds, all the seats had completely sold out. Additionally the tickets for their Osaka Kyocera Dome concerts, which will be held from April 21st through the 23rd, also sold out in a mere two minutes.

The Tokyo Dome and Kyocera Dome seat 55,000, and 36,477 respectively. With the three concert dates at each location, the total seats at each location amount to 165,000 and 109,431, respectively.

In addition, the ticket reservations over the phone also sold out, leading to a ticket war between the fans. The tickets that originally sold for 8,500 to 9,500 Yen, has been marked up to 10 times the amount, and is being bought by fans at 80,000 Yen.

Although the group has already added additional dates to their concerts, fans are still desperately requesting for even more dates.

Source + Photo: Sports Chosun
credit: allkpop


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