Are you one of the millions of people around the world feeling lost, depressed, and on edge -- not because your Olympic team is losing, but because your favorite K-Dramas have been put on hold? Are you buckling under the pressure of 4 or 5 cliffhangers and teaser photos? Viki wants to help -- while we can't bring back your current shows any sooner, we can recommend some great completed dramas to "marathon" while you wait!

Queen Inhyun's Man (인현 여왕의 남자) was recently voted as the drama with the most breathtaking kiss scene in 2012. The lead actors, Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo fell in love while filming the drama and are now a couple in real life. Do we have your attention yet? This well-written, funny, and romantic story of a time-traveling scholar and modern-day actress will warm your heart. It is available to viewers in the Americas (North, Central, and South).

[caption id="attachment_1499" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Queen Inhyun's Man has some steamy kiss scenes you don't want to miss.[/caption]

Can You Hear My Heart? (내 마음이 들리니?) is a captivating love story between a rich man who became deaf in an accident (played by the million-dollar smile Kim Jae Won) and a woman who is the child of deaf parents. The Viki community's comments on this drama include, "The scene where she first says "saranghae" in sign language took my breath away...absolutely beautiful" and "while the downs are really sad the ups are amazing." Need I say more? This drama is available to viewers in the US, Canada, Middle East, and Africa.

[caption id="attachment_1500" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Can You Hear My Heart? starring Kim Jae Won[/caption]

The Greatest Love (최고의 사랑) starring Gong Hyo Jin (Pasta) and Cha Seung Won (City Hall) is everything you would expect from a Hong Sisters drama: smart comedy that makes fun of past K-Dramas and the entertainment industry as a whole, rich character development, and unforgettably bizarre and adorable moments, like the one pictured below. Many K-Drama fans agree that The Greatest Love is one of the top 3 dramas of 2011, if not the best. And when an actor with a 15-year career in Korean entertainment starts being called by his character name "Dokko Jin" more than his real name, you know there's something special about his performance. This drama is available to viewers in the US and Canada.

[caption id="attachment_1501" align="aligncenter" width="500"] You won't stop laughing with The Greatest Love[/caption]

Already watched the three on this list? Here are some more K-Dramas to keep you occupied during Olympics week!

History of a Salaryman - innovative story, and awesome acting by Lee Bum Soo (currently in Dr. Jin) make this drama unforgettable.

Queen of Housewives - unbelievably funny, with a strong heroine too!

My Fair Lady - unconventional romance between a spoiled rich girl and the butler who is the only one who can tame her wild spirit -- played by "Oska" from Secret Garden.

Which K-Dramas are you marathoning until the on-air shows resume next week?

The new Viki iOS app is here!

A few days ago, we announced our new Android app. Today we're excited to tell you that our new iOS (iPhone and iPad) app is also available. If you already have the app on your iPhone or iPad, all you have to do it update it, but if you don't download it now!

So what's new in the iOS app?

  • new icon, which matches our new logo, will show up on your home-screen




  • An updated look and feel within the app

[caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Featured videos on iOS[/caption]

  • You can now watch music videos through your app

  • Filter videos by country of origin or genre

  • Use Airplay Mirroring to watch Viki on HDTV, using Apple TV

  • Watching your favorite videos is always more fun with friends. You can now sign up and log in to Viki with Facebook, and share the videos you love with your Facebook friends. You can also invite your friends to Viki via Facebook, SMS and email!

Download the iOS or Android apps today! And if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please let us know through the Viki Help Center.

K-Drama Schedules Change for the Olympics

Many Korean television networks have decided to postpone the airing of K-Drama episodes in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games. Here's an updated schedule, courtesy of awesome K-Drama blog DramaBeans:

The following dramas have been pre-empted or postponed:

A Gentleman's Dignity (SBS, Saturday/Sunday): Episode 19's broadcast was originally scheduled for this past Saturday, but was pre-empted for the Olympics. We hope it will resume next week!

Bridal Mask (KBS, Wednesday/Thursday): Episode 18 will air next Wednesday; there were no new episodes this past week.

Ghost (SBS, Wednesday/Thursday): Episode 19 and 20 will probably not air this coming week, but will resume the week after. (August 8, 9)

To the Beautiful You (SBS, Wednesday/Thursday): The premiere has been postponed one week to Wednesday, August 15th.

Arang and the Magistrate (MBC, Wednesday/Thurday): The premiere has been postponed one week to Wednesday, August 15th.

These dramas will air on schedule:

Golden Time (MBC, Monday/Tuesday): Episode 7 and 8 will air on schedule this week.

Dr. Jin (MBC, Saturday/Sunday): Episodes 19 and 20 aired on schedule this weekend, and 21/22 will air next weekend at the normal time.

I Need Romance 2012 (tvN, Wednesday/Thursday): Episodes 13 and 14 will air on schedule this week.

Faith (SBS, Monday/Tuesday): The premiere will air on schedule, Monday August 13th.

We will try to update you with more information as we get it. For now, enjoy the Olympics and catch up on the K-Dramas you might have missed!

[caption id="attachment_1482" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Jin Seh Yeon, who plays Mok Dan on 'Bridal Mask' wishes the Korean Olympic team good luck[/caption]

The new Viki Android app is here!

Take Viki with you wherever you go! Today we're announcing some exciting updates to our Android mobile app. If you don't already have the Android app, download it now! And if you already it, all you have to do is update it. :) For all you iPhones and iPad users, don't worry! An update to our iOS app is coming very soon.

What's in the new Android app?

  • new icon, which matches our new logo, will show up on your home-screen




  • An updated look and feel within the app

[caption id="attachment_1489" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Viki app on Android[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1488" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Viki app on Android Tablet[/caption]

  • Music videos are now available on mobile

  • Filter videos by country of origin or genre

  • Watch videos in HD (720p)

  • Watching your favorite videos is always more fun with friends. You'll be able to sign up and log in to Viki with Facebook, and share the videos you love with your Facebook friends. You can also invite your friends to Viki via Facebook, SMS and email!

Take your favorite TV shows and movies with you, wherever you go. Download the Android app today! And if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please let us know through the Viki Help Center.

Get Ready for the Olympics with these Sports Movies

The Olympic Games are right around the corner, and what better way to get ready than by watching some exciting, inspirational sports movies? We've put together a list of Korean movies and TV series that will pump you up for this year's Olympics. Each one is a different sport, so there's something for everyone!

Dream (드림) is a fun K-Drama starring Kim Bum from Boys Over Flowers. He plays a rough kid who seeks to become a K-1 champion, a special kind of kickboxing originating in Japan.

Malaton (말아톤) is the heartwarming story of Cho Won, an autistic child who enjoys running so much that he trains to compete in a marathon (26.2 miles), with the help of his caring mother Kyeong Sook and a former marathon champion.

[caption id="attachment_1440" align="aligncenter" width="280"] Cho Won runs for family in "Marathon"[/caption]

Wild Romance (난폭한 로맨스) is a classic style romantic comedy where a baseball shortstop, played by Lee Dong Wook, blackmails a girl to to get her to work as his bodyguard.

Take Off (국가대표) is about a team of small-town misfits who do their best to represent Korea in the Olympic ski jump.

The Aggressives (태풍, 태양) follows Soyo and his close-knit crew of inline skaters as they strive to be the best and tackle all obstacles.

Dr. Jump (도약선생) is a funny and endearing movie about an up-and-coming pole vaulter who desperately wants to impress the girl he loves.

Which Korean sports movie did you enjoy the most? Stay tuned for more news about Olympic games and activities on Viki!

Viki, the Olympics and global togetherness

The opening of the 2012 London Olympics is moments away! Both Viki and the Olympics work towards global collaboration and the bringing together of people from all corners of the globe. Naturally, we can’t wait to cheer for our country's athletes, as well as for the spirit of the Olympics!

Over the course of the Olympic Games, we’ll be playing games (with prizes!) to celebrate global togetherness. And here’s the first one!

Much like the Viki community, the Viki staff is incredibly international. We represent 20 different countries! The flags of all these countries are shown below. The first person to name all 20 countries correctly in the comment section of this blog post, will receive a pair of Viki headphones!

[caption id="attachment_1383" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Can you name all these countries?[/caption]

Stay tuned for many more games, coming over the next 2 weeks. We’ll be playing them all the way to the closing ceremony! Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, as some of the games will be played via social media.

Two anime titles new to Viki!

We're excited to add two more titles to our growing anime collection! Don't miss Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (奏光のストレイン) and Rocket Girls (ロケットガール). Both are now on Viki, and available with English subtitles!

Anyone who loves mecha anime, stories about intergalactic battle or sci-fi isn't going to want to miss Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (奏光のストレイン ). This series, by Studio Fantasia, premiered in 2006, and is about 16-year-old Sara Werec, who, like her father before her, is training to become a pilot to help protect the Union from their interplanetary enemy, the Deague. Her brother, Ralph, is already in the front lines of the ongoing interstellar war. But when the Deague launches an attack against Sara’s training camp, she sees her brother among the enemy raiders. Follow Sara as she tries to discover what happened to him to turn him into a traitor.

[caption id="attachment_1471" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Strain[/caption]

Those who love cute stories about navigating adolescence and finding adventure will love Rocket Girls (ロケットガール). It tells the story of 16-year-old Yukari Morita, who goes to the Solomon Islands to find her long-lost father. There, she meets Nasuda Isao, the director of the Solomon Space Association (SSA), who promises to help her find her father if she first helps him. After numerous failures to launch a successful mission, Nasuda needs someone to fly a rocket that can’t support a full adult. Can Yukari become a teenage astronaut and find her father before the start of school? The series is based on the light novel (young adult novel) by the same name.

[caption id="attachment_1472" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Rocket Girl[/caption]

Both titles are available worldwide, except in Japan, the US and Canada.

We love "The Doc" from I do, I do

Now that hit K-Drama 'I do, I do' has ended, we'd like to put some extra spotlight on the underrated actor who stole the hearts of fans and helped make the drama a success. Park Geon Hyeong is the man behind Dr. Jo Eun Sung, the kind-hearted and charismatic OB/GYN who had Viki fans chanting "Team Gyno" all through the series. If I do I do was your first taste of this talented actor's work, here are some of his other movies and shows!

Mr. Wacky (생날선생) is the hilarious story of a playboy who is forced to teach high school for two years. Of course, he's very popular with the female students and teachers alike -- but will he learn to focus on his teaching instead of getting distracted? This film is available worldwide.

[caption id="attachment_1450" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Girls love the new teacher, "Mr. Wacky"[/caption]

Innocent Steps (대선의 순정) is about a championship ballroom dancer who recruits a new dance partner from China, but the girl happens to get switched with her sister, who can't dance at all. You can see our favorite "Doc" doing the splits and gliding across the dance floor as he transforms the new girl, Moon Geun Young, into a proper dancer. This film is available worldwide except in select countries, like the USA and China.

[caption id="attachment_1451" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Park Geon Hyeong and Moon Geun Young star in Innocent Steps[/caption]

Kingdom of the Winds (바람의 나라) is a historical drama where Park Geon Hyeong plays Prince Do Jin, best friend and rival of main character Muhyul (Song Il Kook). Watch these two great actors fight for their respective kingdoms and the woman they love in this action-packed, high energy drama, available to viewers in the Americas.

[caption id="attachment_1452" align="aligncenter" width="347"] Prince Do Jin, from Kingdom of the Wind[/caption]

We hope that the talented, hard-working Park Geon Hyung can play the lead next time he acts with Kim Sun Ah, but until then we can continue to enjoy his performance across all these different genres.

[caption id="attachment_1453" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The irresistible "Doc" from I do I do[/caption]

Viki Community Support is now on Twitter, @VikiSupport!

Hi everyone! Michael here, from Viki Community Support. Hope you're all having an enjoyable and relaxing summer so far (or winter, for our friends south of the equator)!

Well, you asked - and we listened :-) For some time now, community members have been looking for a way to get real-time updates from us here in Community Support. Updates on bugs, product changes and fixes were historically being broadcast to the community mainly through word-of-mouth communication between members and through direct, one-on-one communication from us through responses to your help requests (which recipients told us they were sharing widely in the community through private messages).

But now, we've created a new @VikiSupport Twitter handle that you can follow or check to get real time updates on issues that affect your experience on Viki. Also, a new design of the Viki Community Support page is coming soon, and it will prominently feature our Twitter feed. But for now, either browse or follow our Twitter page to catch up on the latest developments.

Note: Following us on Twitter for updates does not change how you can get help from us in Viki Community Support. Remember, there are two sure fire ways to get assistance, fast:


  • Send us an e-mail: info (at) viki (dot) com

  • Fill out our form in the Help Center.

As always, we're happy to help you if you need assistance, so be sure to use one of the ways above to get one-on-one help from us. Unfortunately, we can't effectively solve issues through Twitter, so please note that Twitter will only be used for updates - not troubleshooting issues.

We "soft launched" this feature a couple of weeks ago to see how the Community would react, and the feedback has been amazing! Thanks to everyone who has discovered and followed us on Twitter so far.

I'm truly grateful for everyone's participation in the Viki Community, and I love working with you guys every day. Thanks for making Viki so meaningful - and fun - for everyone!

Michael

Asyiknya Ramadan bersama Viki!

Tidak terasa sudah setahun kita berpisah dengan Ramadan, dan kini bulan suci yang dinanti pun kembali. Ya, sebentar lagi kita akan memasuki bulan suci Ramadan 1433 H. Persiapan apa saja yang sudah kamu buat untuk menyambut Ramadan ini?! Kami di Viki sudah menyiapkan beberapa tontonan asyik untuk menemani kamu di bulan puasa ini. Puasa khusyuk, nonton pun makin seru :) Yuk simak acara-acara berikut di Viki selama bulan Ramadan:

Star Velo, acara travelogue ini menampilkan beberapa selebritas Korea yang pastinya sudah kamu kenal, dan mereka akan mengajak kamu jalan-jalan bersepeda keliling Amsterdam dan Sidney. Bersama Ha Ji Won dan Kim Myoung Min, kamu akan diajak jalan-jalan keliling Amsterdam, kota yang mendapat julukan “Surga Sepeda.” Kemudian di episode lainnya, kamu akan diajak melihat Opera House, Rocks Discovery Museum, dan tempat asyik lainnya di Sidney bersama Song Joong Ki.

[caption id="attachment_1415" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Star Velo[/caption]

It Travel, acara ini akan mengajak kamu jalan-jalan keliling dunia bersama bintang-bintang Hallyu favoritmu. Bersama Jang Hyuk, kamu akan diajak berkunjung dan menikmati keindahan kota San Francisco dan Los Angeles di Amerika Serikat. Kamu juga bisa menyaksikan serunya jalan-jalan di Turki bersama Yoon Kye Sang. Dan yang pastinya tidak ingin kamu lewatkan adalah menikmati serunya jalan-jalan di London bersama si tampan Kim Bum.

[caption id="attachment_1416" align="aligncenter" width="500"] It Travel[/caption]

Agar puasa kamu tetap semangat, kamu bisa menonton film komedi Korea Escaping from Charisma. Han Soo adalah seorang anak sekolah yang memiliki nama yang sama dengan petarung terkenal dan ditakuti yang berjuluk “Seven Cutter.” Apa yang akan terjadi pada Han Soo akibat kesamaan nama ini? Kamu bisa tonton film ini di Viki!

Kami juga punya Mr. Wacky untuk menemanimu di bulan puasa ini. Film ini bercerita tentang Woo Ju Ho, seorang playboy pemalas dan kaya. Demi kebaikannya, sang kakek pun menyuruhnya untuk menjadi guru sekolah, dengan harapan hal itu dapat mengubah Ju Ho menjadi orang yang lebih baik. Namun tentunya banyak tantangan untuk menjadi orang baik, kan? :)

A bold family adalah film komedi yang berkisah seputar usaha sebuah keluarga dalam meyakinkan ayah mereka bahwa negara Korea Utara dan Selatan telah bersatu demi mendapatkan warisannya. Tentunya banyak hal seru dan lucu yang terjadi dalam usaha mereka mewujudkan hal tersebut.

[caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Bold Family[/caption]

200 Pounds Beauty juga salah satu film komedi Korea yang layak untuk kamu tonton di bulan puasa ini. Kang Han Na adalah penyanyi bersuara bening dan indah. Namun hal tersebut tidak didukung oleh penampilan fisik yang memadai untuk menjadi terkenal. Dia pun bertekad mengubah total penampilannya dengan operasi plastik. Apakah hal tersebut akan mendatangkan kesuksesan dan kebahagiaan bagi Han Na? Yuk tonton di Viki!

[caption id="attachment_1420" align="aligncenter" width="298"] 200 Pounds Beauty[/caption]

Nah itu tadi beberapa acara dan film yang bisa kamu tonton di Viki untuk menemani aktivitas puasa kamu. Kami dari Viki mengucapkan selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa bagi kamu yang menjalankannya. Selamat berpuasa dan selamat menonton! :)
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Fun with Viki during Ramadan!

Already a year has passed since the last Ramadan, and now the awaited holy month is here again. Yes, we'll enter the holy month of Ramadan 1433 H soon. How are you preparing to welcome this Ramadan? We, at Viki, have prepared several cool shows to accompany you during this fasting month!

Star Velo, is a travelogue featuring several Korean celebrities. Join them as they guide you around Amsterdam and Sydney. Ha Ji Won and Kim Myoung Min will take you cycling around the city of Amsterdam, also known as “Bicycle Heaven.” In another episode, check out the Opera House, the Rocks Discovery Museum, and other cool places in Sydney, with Song Joong Ki.

It Travel will take you traveling around the world with your favorite Hallyu stars. With Jang Hyuk, you'll visit the US cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and enjoy the beauty of those cities. Don't miss the fun that Yoon Kye Sang has during his Turkey visit! And you don’t want to miss the fun of visiting London with the handsome Kim Bum.

To keep your spirit up while fasting, watch the Korean comedy movie Escaping from Charisma. Han Soo is a school student who shares his name with a famous and most feared fighter known as “Seven Cutter.” Watch the movie in Viki and find out what happens to Han So when there is confusion about his name!

Mr. Wacky can also accompany you in this fasting month. The movie tells a story of Woo Ju Ho, a rich and lazy playboy. In the hope that it will make Ju Ho a better person, his grandfather ask him to become a school teacher. But, of course, there are always many challenges when it comes to becoming a good person.

A bold family is a comedy movie about a family that tries to convince their father that North and South Korea are a united country so they can inherit his fortune. Can you imagine all the hilarious things that happen while trying to convince the old man of this?

200 Pounds Beauty is another good Korean comedy movie that you can watch during this fasting month. Kang Han Na is a singer with an angelic voice. But without good physical looks, she can’t get the popularity she wants, so she completely changed her appearance through plastic surgery. Will it give her the success and happiness she always wanted? This film won the 2007 Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress (Kim Ah Jung, who also sang all movie tracks) and Best Cinematography (Park Hyeon Cheol). Watch it on Viki!

Those are the just some shows and movies that you can watch on Viki to accompany you in the fasting month. Find more on Viki.com!

Happy fasting to all of you! :)

Animated profile images on home page to be frozen as part of site-wide performance updates

As part of a long-term project to improve performance on Viki (e.g., so that videos, pages and the subbing tool load faster), we'll be "freezing" animated profile images (animated GIFs) on the home page, which means that only the first frame of the image will appear.

Don't worry! We know many of you love using animated GIFs for your profile images and elsewhere, so the community team has negotiated with the engineers to make sure that you can keep them on other parts of the site, including profile pages and comments.

The change will take effect over the next few days, but as always, don't hesitate to contact us through the Viki Help Center. In the meantime, we hope you've been noticing speedier videos and tools! More improvements to come!


Watch Scary Movie 'Muoi' and Give Us Your Review!

Last week on Viki Cinema, we featured Korean movie He was Cool, starring Song Seung Hun and Jeong Da Bin. From the reviews and comments, it sounds like this film was enjoyed by all! dramagurlfan24 wrote, "I actually watched this movie and it was really good from beginning to end. I laughed, cried, got mad and was happy all in one."

Now, we're taking you from romantic comedy to suspense and horror with Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait. Are you ready? Muoi tells the story of Korean writer Yoon Hee, who travels to Vietnam in search of information about the legend of Muoi for her next book. Muoi was a beautiful girl, horribly disfigured by a jealous rival and trapped inside a portrait for eternity. But as Yoon Hee gets closer to finding the portrait, she gets a feeling that the spirit might be on the loose, and looking for her.

As a special part of the new Viki Cinema, we want you to give your review of the film in the comments of this post! The best review will be featured on the Viki blog and social media, and the writer will receive a special prize from Viki :)

Whether you liked the movie or not, your review could be chosen! You can watch Muoi, Vietnam's 2nd horror movie ever, here on Viki.

[caption id="attachment_1356" align="aligncenter" width="320"] "Muoi"[/caption]

K-Pop Stars Prepare for the 2012 London Olympics

The 2012 London Olympics are coming up very soon, and our favorite K-Pop idols are showing support for their national team in lots of different ways. Take a look at the collage below to feel the Olympic spirit for yourself!

[caption id="attachment_1387" align="aligncenter" width="500"] K-Pop Idols celebrate the Olympics in many ways.[/caption]

From top left, clockwise: 2PM's Junho gives a big sunny smile as his group takes the stage for their Coca Cola promotion of the Olympics. Watch the news coverage of 2PM's performance here! Boy group MBLAQ poses cutely behind the ladies of 4Minute -- both groups recorded a special song for the Olympic games. Lee Seung Gi, who most recently starred in the drama, The King 2 Hearts had the privilege of carrying the Olympic torch. Here's the video of the event! Finally, B1A4's Jinyoung earned a reputation as an archery master after competing with other stars in the K-Pop Idol Olympics.

We're getting excited for the London Olympics here on Viki too, so stay tuned for news about what special events we've got planned!

A classic never dies: Betty Boop, Popeye, Charlie Chaplin and more

Every person has shows that remind them of their childhood. At the mention of the titles, a smile spreads across your face, and you can't help but feel the warmth that those shows filled you with. I remember my mother telling me about how watching shows like Felix the Cat and Betty Boop were part of her daily English lessons as a child in Japan. And they, naturally, became part of my childhood TV-watching experience as well. And now, they are available for the entire world to watch on Viki! Don't miss iconic American TV and movie classics, such as Popeye the Sailor and Charlie Chaplin's silent films. These enduring icons of American cinema are available to global viewers.

Charlie Chaplin, born Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, is one of the best known actors of the silent film era. His miming, slapstick and other physical comedy routines made him the most famous film star in the world by 1914. And you can now watch many of his film on Viki! Make sure not to miss them, especially "The Tramp," which is Chaplin's most famous role.

[caption id="attachment_1360" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Charlie Chaplin in "The Tramp"[/caption]

Felix the Cat is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in TV and film history, and was created during the silent film era. The short Felix films were only a few minutes long, but managed to draw huge crowds when first released. Watch these iconic films, including the famous Felix film The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg.

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Felix the Cat in "April Maze"[/caption]

Betty Boop, created by Max Fleischer, is one of the most well known and popular cartoon charters of all time, and is regarded as the first famous animated sex symbols. The series ran from 1930 to 1939, but due to all the sexual innuendos, had to be toned down in the 1934! You can see episodes from both the early and late 30s on Viki.

[caption id="attachment_1367" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Betty Boop in the 1933 "Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions" (left) vs the 1935 "Swat the Fly" (right).[/caption]

Popeye The Sailor, another Max Fleischer creation, is a series of animated shorts based on the cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. Watch Popeye as he eats spinach to gain his superhuman strength, usually in order to defeat the villain, Bluto, who's always making advances towards Popeye's sweety, Olive Oyl.



[caption id="attachment_1364" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Popeye in "Nearlyweds"[/caption]

The Three Musketeers is a modern take on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. This 1933 John Wayne 12-chapter series tells the story of Clancy (Jack Mulhall), Renard (Raymond Hatton) and Schmidt (Francis X. Bushman Jr.), three members of the French Foreign Legion. The three friends dub themselves "The Three Musketeers" and John Wayne their "D'Artagnan."

Mr. Piper tells of the adventures of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and is a classic Canadian children’s television series that originally aired in 1963.

Classic Christmas Movies is a great collection of Christmas-themed films for the entire family. Who says it needs to be Christmas-time to watch movies about love, friendship and the occasional mischief?

Gulliver's Travels is the 1939 movie telling the famous story of Gulliver, a world traveler who goes on his first voyage in 1699, encounters a major storm, and ends up shipwrecked and unconscious on the tiny island of Lilliput.

Sandy The Seal is the story of a lighthouse keeper who finds an injured seal and brings it back to his children. The adoptive family soon learns that there's a group of seal poachers out to get Sandy.


Cross-Dressing in K-Dramas

We know the story well by now: a determined young girl wants to follow her dreams, but the only thing stopping her is her gender. So she cuts off her hair, wraps her body tight, and joins the all-boys school or rock band without looking back. We wait eagerly for one of the boys to discover her secret, and hold our breaths when the wrong person comes too close to finding out. But what is it about the cross-dressing theme keeps K-Drama writers and viewers coming back to it again and again?

Coffee Prince made waves in Korean entertainment by portraying an unconventional romance between tomboy played by Yoon Eun Hye and cafe owner Gong Yoo back in 2007. The tender confessions, beautiful OST, and kissing scenes make this drama a must-see.

[caption id="attachment_1318" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Yoon Eun Hye played a tomboy in Coffee Prince[/caption]

Why do we love this kind of story so much? Maybe because girls secretly dream of being close to (and even living in the same house) with their favorite idols. This is the premise of two incredibly popular music-centered dramas, You're Beautiful and more recently K-Pop Extreme Survival. In both dramas, a girl disguises herself to join an idol boy band.

[caption id="attachment_1319" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A kiss from K-Pop Extreme Survival[/caption]

Of course, we can't forget the sweet but forbidden feelings that grew between Joseon scholars in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, played by Park Min Young and Micky Yoochun. And we can look forward to even more cross-dressing and gender-bending in the upcoming To the Beautiful You starring SHINee's Minho and f(x)'s Sulli, who will disguise herself as a boy to enter a prestigious all-boys high school.

Check out this post on Viki and tell us which Korean actress plays the best fake boy!

You're Beautiful - Park Shin Hye

Coffee Prince - Yoon Eun Hye

K-Pop Extreme Survival - Go Eun Ah

Sungkyunkwan Scandal - Park Min Young

Super Junior's Many Talents

July is a special month this year for K-Pop group Super Junior. Their long-awaited album with hit song 'Sexy, Free and Single' was released on July 1st, and you can watch the official music video here on Viki! And did you know that not one, but TWO Super Junior members have birthdays in July? Lee Teuk's birthday was July 1st; and Hee Chul turns 29 today, July 10th.

If there's one word to describe the SuJu boys, it's "multi-talented"! They can not only dance, sing, and model, but many members have also shown off their acting skills in K-Dramas & Variety Shows we all know and love. Heechul most recently acted in Loving You a Thousand Times, Shin Dong was in Doctor Champ, and Dong Hae was in It's Alright, Daddy's Daughter. Check out these shows, and enjoy a different side of your SuJu bias:

Poseidon (포세이돈) stars the handsome Choi Siwon, and follows the missions of the special forces unit of the Korean Coast Guard. Siwon showcased his ability as a dramatic actor and action star, investigating the crimes of the Korean mafia and fighting terrorism each day. This drama, a strong departure from his romantic debut in Spring Waltz, is available in the Americas.

[caption id="attachment_1243" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Choi Siwon in 'Poseidon'[/caption]

Strong Heart (강심장)  is an entertaining and addictive Korean talk show that invites celebrity guests to talk about all kinds of current issues. Watch for the special segment hosted by Super Junior's Leeteuk and Eunhyuk (my favorite member!) This show is available in the Americas.

[caption id="attachment_1244" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Leeteuk & Eunhyuk host a special segment of 'Strong Heart'[/caption]

I Love Lee Tae Ri (아이러브 이태리) is the hot new drama starring Kim Ki Bum, who plays a 14-year-old boy transported into the body of a 25-year-old man. Catch Episode 1 to see Ki Bum's new hot body right after the transformation! This drama is currently airing and is available to viewers in the Americas. Ki Bum also acted in historical drama A Tree with Deep Roots.

[caption id="attachment_1245" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ki Bum in 'I Love Lee Tae Ri'[/caption]

Let's wish Leeteuk & Heechul a very happy birthday, and best of luck with their new album!

Happy Birthday Gong Yoo

We want to wish Hallyu star Gong Yoo (공유) a very happy 33rd birthday! Known for his tall frame and boyish smile, Gong Yoo has been winning the hearts of audiences around the world  for over a decade.

In Coffee Prince, one of the biggest dramas of the Korean Wave, Gong Yoo plays the heir to a food corporation and owner of a popular cafe. Things get complicated when a new guy joins the staff, who is actually a girl in disguise.

Viki is in love with Gong Yoo's currently airing K-Drama Big, which stars him as a teenage boy trapped in the body of his teacher's fiancee.  Tune in to find out if he will choose to stay in his new body with the woman he loves or change back into his old self.

We hope this hard-working and playful actor has an awesome birthday and many more. Which of these Gong Yoo K-Dramas is your favorite?

[caption id="attachment_1336" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Watch Gong Yoo in Big![/caption]

Shut Up Flower Boy Band on Viki

We're loving the flower boy (or 꽃미남) trend in K-Drama these days, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down any time soon. The pretty boy charm continues with Shut Up Flower Boy Band (닥치고 꽃미남 밴드) which you can watch now on Viki! This drama is available in the Americas (North, Central, and South).

In Shut Up Flower Boy Band, two rival boy bands, Eye Candy and Strawberry Fields try to reconcile their differences and follow their passion for music. But the death of one of the band members might make friendship between the two bands impossible. And did we mention that Infinite's handsome L is one of the stars of the cast? Watch him and the other flower boy band members in this exciting and musical drama! If you want to help with subtitling the show in your language, just send a private message to the Channel Manager, queen0flove16.

[caption id="attachment_1328" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Infinite's L's teaser photo for Shut Up Flower Boy Band[/caption]

'Beautiful You' Coming Soon to Viki

We're happy to announce that the highly-anticipated new drama, "To the Beautiful You" will be on Viki in August! This will be SM Entertainment's production of the incredibly popular Japanese manga and drama, "Hana Kimi," starring Sulli from f(x) and Minho from SHINee.

In To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게, we discover that the only thing better than being the only girl in an all-boys high school is being the only girl in a high school full of attractive, multi-talented stars from SM Entertainment and beyond. In addition to cute K-Pop idols Sulli and Minho, the cast is set to include Lee Hyun Woo, Kang Ha Neul, Honey Lee, and ZE:A's Kwang Hee, Seo Joon Young, and Kim Ji Won.

To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) will be airing this coming August after the finale of Ghost, and is available to viewers in the Americas. If you're interested in contributing to the subtitling effort for this show, just send a PM to one the channel managers, omona or trucalling.

[caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Sulli and Minho will star in 'Beautiful You'[/caption]

Happy Birthday Kim Bum!

July 7th is Kim Bum's 23rd birthday! It's hard to believe it's been 3 years since he acted as high school playboy Seo Yi Jeong in Boys Over Flowers. But our favorite dimpled star has matured very much as a multi-talented actor, model, and even musician.

Most people became fans of Kim Bum after he starred in BOF as a member of the infamous F4, but did you know he also played a troubled vengeful boy in East of Eden and a rock guitar-playing "younger man" in Still, Marry Me?

[caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Happy Birthday Kim Bum![/caption]

Here are some other interesting things you might not have known about Kim Bum!

His astrological sign is Cancer, which he shares with other Korean actors like Lee Min Ho, Jung Yong Hwa, and Ha Ji Won.

Kim Bum doesn't sleep the night before starting to film a new drama or movie. On the first day, he arrives on the set after staying up all night.

His favorite sport is soccer, and his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo.

He is good friends with fellow actors Jung Il Woo (who we loved in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop!) and Lee Min Ho. The three usually celebrate the beginning of new projects with a party together.

We look forward to everything Kim Bum has in store for us this year, and hope he has an awesome birthday!

Feature update: "Recent contributions" on profile pages to update every 30min

Viki engineers are always working on making improvements in order to make this an even better place to watch the videos you love. Today, we want to let you know about a small change that's going to come to profile pages, in order to improve overall site performance. Starting shortly, the "recent contributions" section of community member profile pages will update every 30min, instead of in real-time.

Many queries are required on the back-end in order to display this information, and so caching it and showing it every 30min will help overall site performance. We apologize for the inconvenience that this feature update may cause but it's an update that will help better your video viewing experience on Viki!

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The "Recent contributions" section of profile pages will now update every 30min, rather than in real-time.[/caption]

Ikuti kuisnya, dapatkan T-shirt kerennya!

Bagi kamu yang ada di Indonesia, akhir liburan sudah makin dekat, dan pastinya kamu juga sudah mulai bersiap-siap untuk masuk sekolah lagi, kan?! Nah, sebelum masuk sekolah, pastikan kamu ikutan kuis Viki untuk mendapatkan T-shirt Viki yang keren ini.



Kami akan memilih 3 orang pemenang yang masing-masing akan mendapatkan satu T-shirt keren Viki. Cara ikutan kuisnya bagaimana?!

Mudah saja, jawab tiga pertanyaan berikut:

1. Siapa nama personil boyband SHINee yang belajar memasak di acara “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars” yang ada di Viki?
2. Di episode 3 acara “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars,” Dong Ho baru kembali dari Filipina dan memberikan hadiah kepada guru bahasa Inggrisnya. Apakah hadiah yang diberikan Dong Ho kepada gurunya?
3. Dalam acara “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars,” Cheondung (salah satu personil MBLAQ) ditantang untuk belajar yoga. Siapakah nama guru yoga Cheondung?

Pertanyaannya gampang, kan?! Selanjutnya, ikuti petunjuk di bawah:
1. Kirimkan jawaban kamu ke info@viki.com dengan judul email: School Holiday Quiz.
2. Jangan lupa sertakan URL/link menuju halaman profil Viki kamu.

Pemenang akan kami hubungi lewat email.

PENTING: Kami tunggu jawaban kamu paling lambat hari Selasa, 10 Juli 2012, pukul 10.00 WIB. Yuk, buruan kirim jawabannya! :)

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Participate in this quiz for a chance to receive a cool t-shirt!

The holidays are coming to an end for those of you in Indonesia. You're surely already preparing to go back to school, right? But before you go back to school, check out this quiz for a chance of winning a cool Viki T-shirt, pictured above.

The first 3 people to send us the correct answers to the below questions will receive t-shirts!

1. In the show “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars,” which member of the boyband SHINee learns to cook?
2. In episode 3 of “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars,” Dong Ho returns from the Philippines and gives his English teacher a present. What did he give his teacher?
3. In the show “Beauty’s taming the Idol Stars,” Cheondung of MBLAQ learned yoga. Who was Cheondung’s yoga teacher?

Follow these steps to submit your answers and win a t-shirt:

1. Send the answers to info@viki.com with email subject: School Holiday Quiz.
2. Include the URL/link to your Viki profile page.

We'll contact winners via email!

IMPORTANT: Send your answers by Tuesday, 10 July 2012, 10 am Western Indonesia Time. Hurry! :)

Watch 'He was cool' Starring Song Seung Hun!

Are you enjoying the hot new K-Drama, Time Slip Dr. Jin, which stars Song Seung Hun as a skilled doctor and hero? Then you'll love the 2004 movie, He Was Cool!

In this film, Song Seung Hun plays a cold-hearted high school bully, who falls in love with a clumsy girl after she accidentally kisses him on the lips. With hilarious twists and turns, this movie represents everything we love about Korean-style love stories. Watch the movie here on Viki to get a taste of Song Seung Hun's boyish charm!

[caption id="attachment_1251" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Song Seung Hun really was cool![/caption]