Baeksang Arts Awards: 'Heirs' Reunited, JYP and CNBLUE Perform


On May 26, the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards were held at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. Broadcast by JTBC, the awards honored achievements in the Korean entertainment industry and included live performances from Jung Yong Hwa of K-Pop group CNBLUE and Park Jin Young, who paused during "Who's Your Mama" to say hi to drama idol Lee Min Ho. The gesture was not lost on fans of Lee Min Ho's girlfriend Suzy, whose K-Pop group Miss A is managed by the singer's agency JYP Entertainment.


Many familiar names won big at the awards show, with Lee Min Ho winning the Most Popular Actor in Film Award for his role in "Gangnam Blues." He was joined on stage by fellow "Heirs" alums Park Shin Hye and Krystal. Park Shin Hye won the Most Popular Actress in Film award for "The Royal Tailor," while Krystal won the Most Popular Actress in TV Award for "She's So Lovable."


Other notable awards include Kim Won Seok winning the Best Director in TV Award for his work on "Misaeng." The hit series' actors Lee Sung Min and Im Siwan claimed the Best Actor in TV and Best New Actor in TV Awards, respectively. The Grand Prize in Film went to Choi Min Sik for his role in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." American audiences may recognize the iconic actor from movies such as "Oldboy," "I Saw the Devil," and "Lucy." The Grand Prize in TV went to Na Yeong Seok for "Grandpas Over Flowers," and "Three Meals a Day." Go here for a full list of nominees and winners.

Unfortunately, fan favorite show "Kill Me, Heal Me" and its lead actor Ji Sung went home empty-handed. Who do you think should have won? Let us know in the comments!

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Want to Be Part of Viki’s May “Hot 100”? Find out how here!


Join in on the fun of volunteering and become part of this month’s “Viki Hot 100”! During the last week of May, be one of the top 100 volunteers, and you’ll receive one of our special, limited-edition badges to display on your profile page!

The top 100 will receive either a gold, silver, or bronze badge based on number of contributions!

Ready to get started? Find out more here:

When:
  • Event period: May 25th - May 31st, 2015 (UTC)
  • Badges will be distributed the first week of June
How:
  • Volunteer on one of the thousands of videos on Viki, by either subtitling or segmenting*!
  • The Top 100 Viki users with the highest number of contributions (subtitles and/or segments) during the event period will receive a special, limited-edition badge

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Need a refresher on how to volunteer?:

Looking for a video to work on?
  • Head over to Project Finder on the Community page, the Viki Discussions’ Project Board, or the top of your profile to find a video that needs your help.
  • As a courtesy, message the Channel Manager or respective language moderator to let them know you’re interested & get started!

Don’t know another language? No worries!

  • Segmenting (setting the timing of the subtitles) and captioning (creating subtitles in the show’s origin language) are great ways to contribute! Check out the top of your profile for video recommendations!

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*NOTE: 
  • Inappropriate subtitling, including using a translator program (i.e. Google Translate) or copying subtitles from a non-Viki source, is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Viki Community Guidelines. Such behavior will lead to disqualification from receiving a badge.
  • If you notice that the subtitling guidelines are violated, please notify us, and our team can look into the matter.

Exclusive Interview With Choi Woo Shik of 'Fool's Love'!

Choi Woo Shik of "Fool's Love"

While filming for the hotly anticipated movie 'Bound for Busan," co-star Choi Woo Shik found time to catch up with us and answer some of our questions.

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- What excites you these days?

"Lately, I've been really into rock climbing. I'm on the slender side, so I think that's why I find it easier."

- Do you have plans for the summer? If you have, this is a chance for you to secretly reveal them...

"I think I will be in Busan a lot during the summer to shoot the movie. Since I really like Busan, it will feel just as if I was on vacation. Whether it is the climate or the food, I think it lacks nothing. See you all in Busan!"

- Aside from Korean and English, are there other languages you'd like to learn?

"If I get the chance, I would like to learn French or German. I think the accents of those languages are very charming."

- What is Choi Woo Shik's perfect date like?

"A date out on the streets, holding hands. I like active dates that involve nature, like camping, picnics, and fishing."

- Who's your ideal type of K-Pop girl group?

"A-Pink!! They're a really cute girl group."

- Have you made friends with other actors through your work?

"Definitely! So far, I've made friends with Park Seo Joon, Jung Suk Won, Choi Jae Hwan, Lee Shi Un, and many more. I tend to make friends with older guys. My trip to Southeast Asia with Seo Joon was especially fun and unforgettable."


- What's your most memorable scene from "Fool's Love"?

"My time with Geum Dong was particularly memorable. I was pretty worried because I'd never worked with babies before, but it felt healing just to be with him."

- How long did it take to get the "chick dance" right?

"Actually, that children's song was totally improvised on set, along with the dance!"



You portray Young Kuk in "Bound for Busan"—what is that character like?

"Young Kuk is a baseball player. He's a brave high school student who struggles to save people during a disaster caused by a strange virus."

- What're your future plans? What kind of roles would you like to play?

"For now I'm concentrating on the movie shoot, but I hope you'll be seeing me in a drama again soon! There isn't one particular character I'd like to play—instead, I'd like to find a role that I can play really well. I would like to show familiar acting that people don't find uncomfortable. I will continue to work hard in the future, so thank you for your continuing support!"

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Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Choi Woo Shik—we look forward to seeing "Bound for Busan"!

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10 of the Sweetest Phrases Found in Dramas


There's no doubt that one of our favorite parts of dramas is the love, both platonic and romantic. Beyond just "smooth" language, here are some perfect phrases from our favorite shows which are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Want to relive the moments? Click on the photos to view the episode each phrase is from!













Is your favorite quote missing from the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Get Featured By Viki With Your Favorite "Girl Who Sees Smells" Moment!




Keeping up with the romance and action in the hit K-Drama, "The Girl Who Sees Smells"? If not, your last chance to binge-watch is now, before the show's finale. There's also an added bonus: share an image, graphic, GIF, or meme of your favorite moment from the show, which could be used as a desktop or mobile wallpaper, and your submission could be featured on Viki's social media!

Already have your favorite moment in mind? Here's how to enter!

When:
May 16 - May 24, 2015 (PDT)

How:
  • Choose your favorite moment from any episode of "The Girl Who Sees Smells” and create an image, graphic, GIF, or meme around it. 
  • Post it on the Comments section of “The Girl Who Sees Smells” channel page.
  • Users will upvote/like their favorite images.
  • The three most popular images will be featured on Viki’s social media the week of May 25th!

Details:
  • Average image sizes
    • Desktop: 1024 x 768 pixels or 1280 x 1024 pixels (widescreen)
    • iPhone 6/6+: 2208 x 1242 pixels
    • Android: at least 470 x 320 pixels
  • The file size limit is 2 MB. 
  • Images can be anything -- artwork, memes, GIF's, screenshots, etc -- so get creative! 
  • There is no limit on how many images can be posted by a user, BUT each image must be a separate post, so it can be upvoted/liked individually.
For inspiration, here's a taste of some of the show's best moments:






Get those thinking caps on and start sending in your favorite moments!

The Many Masks of Joo Ji Hoon


Joo Ji Hoon, star of the upcoming drama "Mask," turns 33 on May 16th! In honor of his birthday, here's a quick look at some of the masks Joo Ji Hoon has worn in the past.

Joo Ji Hoon as Crown Prince Lee Shin in "Goong (aka Princess Hours)"
Joo Hi Hoon became an instant star with his role as the prickly Crown Prince Lee Shin in “Goong.” Lee Shin is forced to enter into a contract marriage with an ordinary high school student, Chae Gyeong (Yoon Eun Hye). As they struggle to adapt to palace life together, Lee Shin slowly falls for his headstrong and naive, but lovable bride.

Joo Ji Hoon as Han Seung Jae in "Medical Top Team"
In “Medical Top Team,” Joo Ji Hoon plays Han Seung Jae, a renowned internist and member of an elite medical team trying to revive a struggling hospital. Han Seung Jae hides an iron-cold resolve behind his easy-going facade.

Joo Ji Hoon as Yoo Ji Ho in "Five Fingers"

Joo Ji Hoon plays Yoo Ji Ho, a pianist with extraordinary talent, in the revenge melodrama “Five Fingers.” At first very trusting and naive, Ji Ho becomes bent on revenge after he finds out how the family he holds dear has used and betrayed him.

Joo Ji Hoon as Min Woo in "Mask"
In the upcoming drama “Mask,” Joo Ji Joon plays Min Woo, the cold, hardened son of a chaebol family. Ji Sook (Soo Ae) is a woman from a debt-troubled family who seizes the chance to change her identity and marry into a chaebol household. When Min Woo meets Ji Sook, he falls for her because she's unlike every other woman he's met. Min Woo will do anything to help protect her identity. Catch the premiere of “Mask” on May 27th!

Happy birthday Joo Ji Hoon! Which is your favorite mask? Let us know in the comments below!

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New to Viki? Here's What You Need to Know!


Viki isn’t simply a video streaming site, it’s an experience that combines global entertainment with passionate fan communities around the world. Here's a quick primer on what you can do!


Watch global entertainment


Ready to binge-watch your favorite show or simply looking for something new? We offer movies and TV shows from over 60 different countries, subtitled in hundreds of languages. That means there's always more out there for you to discover.

— Global TV Shows & Movies
Use the “Global TV” and "Explore" tabs on the top navigation bar to discover shows and movies on the site. Use the clickable or drop down filters on both pages to find shows by type, country of origin, genre, subtitle language and popularity.



Short films & Highlight Clips
Under the "More" section in the navigation bar, our Shorts and Highlight Clips are perfect to watch when you're short on time, but still looking for high-quality entertainment.

Join our community of fans


Our diverse community is made up of fans who are dedicated to spreading global culture through entertainment and language. Take your Viki experience to the next level by becoming a volunteer!

Volunteer
Help set the timing of the subtitles by creating "segments." Once segments are created, write the translations as subtitles on thousands of videos and help connect people from around the world through global entertainment!



Learn more about volunteering from our Viki U videos, "Introduction to Segmenting" and "Introduction to Subtitling" or join one of our community-managed volunteering academies, Ninja Academy and The Segmenter 101 Project.

Badges
Community members should be recognized for the hard work they put in. Found on user profile pages, badges are given to users to recognize their segmenting and subtitling achievements and milestones.

Qualified Contributor (QC) Status
QC status is our way of "promoting" our most passionate and active community members. QC's get awesome perks including ad-free, HD viewing (when available) and access to view most content, regardless of geo-restrictions.

Discussions
Connect and chat with other users about favorite dramas, celebrities and more!



Stay up-to-date


TV Guide
Our daily "On-Air" TV Guide shows which episodes are available or upcoming. Click on the episode you want to see, and dive in!





Celebrities
You can learn more about all of your favorite drama and movie stars right on Viki. Curious about your bias’ body of work, birthdate, co-stars or even blood type? We’ve got you covered.



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Viki Pass
Our subscription service, watch your favorite shows on Viki in HD and ad-free* for just $3.99 USD per month!
(*Viki Pass benefits are only applicable on licensed titles.)


You can be a part of something larger, by taking a few minutes to translate or caption a video, or simply by binge-watching entertainment from a country you've never been to. Help us spread language and culture around the world, one episode at a time!

Still not sure about how Viki works or how to get involved? Write in to our Help Center and we can answer any questions you may have!