Beta test our Android app!

We're always working on bettering our website and mobile apps. We recently asked iOS (iPhone/iPad) users to beta test our app, and now would love to ask Android users to beta test also!

If you'd like to be a part of the beta, click the below button and fill out the form on the next page, and we'll email testing information to you. To take part in this beta, you must own an Android phone or tablet. After you've tested the app, you can send your feedback by simply replying to that email.

Thank you to everyone for being a part of the community, and helping us continue to build and develop Viki!

¿Haz visto los nuevos K-Dramas que están estrenando en Viki?

¿Haz visto los nuevos K-Dramas que están estrenando en Viki?

The Great Doctora AKA Faith (El Gran Médico) - K-Drama de Lee Min Ho. Un guerrero secuestra a un médico del presente y la lleva de vuelta 700 años al período de la Dinastía Goryeo para que el médico pueda salvar la Princesa No Guk. ¿Podra el Dr. Eun Soo salvar a la princesa y volver a su propio tiempo?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="540"]Image The Great Doctor AKA Faith[/caption]

Joo Ji Hoon, protagonista de "Goong: Princess Hours" (궁), está de regreso como el nuevo protagonista en el nuevo K-Drama, "Five Fingers" (다섯 손가락)!  Joo Ji Hoon interpreta a un pianista brillante atormentado por un pasado trágico y un accidente que casi afecta su carrera.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Image Five Fingers con Joo Ji Hoon[/caption]

¡Para los fans de Super Junior! ¡Tenemos muy buenas noticias para usted! El nuevo drama de Lee Donghae, "The Panda & The Hedgehog" (판다양과 고슴도치/El Panda y el Erizo) está ahora disponible en Viki. Todos sabemos Donghae como un hombre bondadoso y dulce, pero en este drama, tiene como un personaje particular "espinoso", cuyo nombre significa "erizo" o "puerco espín" en Coreano!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="390"]Image Lee Donghae[/caption]

To The Beautiful You (Para El Ser Hermosa) - El nuevo K-Drama esta totalmente llena de estrellas calientes de SM. Sulli hará cualquier cosa para conocer el chico que idolatra, quien asiste una escuela secundaria solo para hombres.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="655"]Image To The Beautiful You (Para El Ser Hermosa)[/caption]

Arang and the Magistrate (아랑 사또전/Arang y el Magistrado) - Arang y el Magistrado es una comedia de fantasía histórica en un mundo místico de fantasmas corriendo por el bosque.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="790"]Image Arang and the Magistrate[/caption]

May Queen (메이퀸/Reina de Mayo) - Jeon Hae Joo es una mujer de carácter fuerte que empezó de la nada, sube su camino a la cima de la industria de la construcción naval masculino para convertirse en un oceanógrafo. En el camino hacia el éxito, ella se ve atrapada en un triángulo amoroso con su amigo de la infancia y el heredero de la empresa.

Haeundae Lovers (해운대 연인들/Amantes de Haeundae) - Fiscal Lee va encubierto para investigar un crimen de familia importante, pero sufre un accidente y pierde la memoria. Pronto, el empieza creer erróneamente que su identidad falso es real. Lee se enamora con la hija del jefe de la mafia. ¿Será capaz de recuperar su memoria o vivir su vida como un gángster?

Guest Blog: 2NE1s New Evolution Concert in LA

This is a guest blog post written by a Viki community member, who attended the 2NE1 concert in Los Angeles with Stephanie from the Viki Community Team.

2NE1 held their New Evolution concert on August 24 in LA's Nokia Theatre. It's a milestone for the venue, as it's the first time they've sold out with performers from Asia under the spotlight. In a span of two hours, the girls displayed amazing energy and rocked the stage with a series of stellar performances!

[caption id="attachment_1712" align="aligncenter" width="500"] 2NE1's performance was colorful and fierce[/caption]

The concert was off to a good start with "I Am the Best," which pumped everyone up and out of their seats in support. Performances of "Fire," "Clap Your Hands," "I Don't Care," and "Don't Stop the Music" followed. Afterward, CL appeared on a raised platform, sporting Beats by Dr. Dre headphones while assuming the role of a DJ.

[caption id="attachment_1713" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Minzy's hard-hitting dance performance[/caption]

Bom gave a breathtaking performance of "You and I" and then pulled off a curtain to reveal the Kwon twins drumming on the inside of a circular cage. After "Follow Me," "Please Don't Go," and "Pretty Boy," Minzy had a spectacular dance solo. During "Kiss," Dara picked out a male audience member and topped it off with a peck on his cheek. An intermission followed, encouraging audience members to kiss and dance as they appeared on the side screens.

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Viki fans appeared for 20 seconds on the Kiss Cam[/caption]

The girls also performed "It Hurts," "Lonely," "In The Club," "Stay Together," "I Love You," "Ugly," "Let's Go Party," "Scream," "Hate You," "Go Away," and "Can't Nobody," with a short intermission in between. In pitch dark and silence, the crowd began to chant "2NE1" to the beat of the drums, which sped up with each bellow. The concert successfully concluded with "I Don't Care" and the surprise appearances of the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and apl.de.ap, who freestyled to "I Am the Best."

[caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Park Bom Sings "Lonely"[/caption]

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend this concert, Viki! It was amazing in so many aspects and a wonderful experience!

- timeinthegray

P.S. To see all the photos we took at the concert and before, check out our Flickr album!

Sing Along with Karaoke on Music Videos!

Hello Viki! Today we unveil a special surprise in our music section: a new feature we've all been waiting for, Karaoke lyrics! It works just like any other subtitle language on Viki. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to subtitle and enjoy the karaoke feature on your favorite music videos.

Step 1. Select ‘Edit Settings’ from the top right of the page.

[caption id="attachment_1702" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Edit your subtitle settings in the top right[/caption]

Search for ‘Karaoke’ in the list. Select and save settings.

[caption id="attachment_1703" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Choose Karaoke as one of your languages[/caption]

Step 2. Go to your desired music video. Let’s pick Super Junior’s Sexy, Free & Single as an example.  Click on ‘Show Subtitle Editor’.  On all segmented videos, you should see a new line with the code ‘Mu’.

[caption id="attachment_1704" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The language code for Karaoke subtitles is "Mu" for "Music"[/caption]

Step 3.  Sub, save and cancel as you would for other languages.

Step 4. Once subbing is complete, click on ‘Show Video Player’ and check the small buttons on the bottom right of the video player. If it doesn’t read ‘MU’, click on one of them and select ‘Karaoke’ from the ‘Also Available In’ menu.

[caption id="attachment_1705" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Select Karaoke from the available languages[/caption]

Step 5. You will see ‘MU’ at the bottom right of the video player. Finally, you’re ready to sing along with Super Junior!

[caption id="attachment_1706" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Karaoke lyrics appear when you choose Karaoke or "Mu" Language[/caption]

Here are some other Karaoke examples from Viki’s favorite artists.

PSY’s Gangnam Style

Teen Top’s Be Ma Girl

Nicholas Teo’s Why Cry

2NE1’s I Love You

Kenji Wu’s The Recipe of Love

IU & Fiestar’s Sea of Moonlight

Edison Chen’s Mr Sandman

See Stars from Arang & Five Fingers in these Movies

Welcome back to Viki Cinema! This week, we'd like to introduce you to some great Korean movies starring actors you might recognize from currently-airing K-Dramas like Arang & the Magistrate and Five Fingers. Check out these films to see your favorite actors in a new light.

A Million (십억) features not one but four K-Drama stars in a high-intensity survival reality show in the Australian desert. Eight contestants compete for $1 million, but the game turns ugly when one contestant is found dead. This movie features Shin Min Ah from Arang, Go Eun Ah from K-Pop Extreme Survival, Lee Min Ki from Shut up! Flower Boy Band, and Jeong Yu Mi from I Need Romance 2. It is available to viewers worldwide.

[caption id="attachment_1660" align="aligncenter" width="274"] What would you do for $1 million?[/caption]

The Naked Kitchen (친) sets up a beautiful pairing of Joo Ji Hoon from Five Fingers and Shin Min Ah from Arang & the Magistrate. Watch Shin Min Ah fall for a handsome stranger while shopping for a gift for her husband, and later find out the stranger is her husband's mentor. This movie is available worldwide except in Korea, the United States, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Taiwan, and Thailand.

[caption id="attachment_1661" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Shin Min Ah falls for Joo Ji Hoon in Naked Kitchen[/caption]

Fly, Daddy, Fly (플라이 대디) stars Lee Jun Ki from Arang & the Magistrate. As the rough kid in school who knows a thing or two about fighting, Jun Ki agrees to help a shy older man learn how to fight the boy who hurt his daughter. This movie is available worldwide.

[caption id="attachment_1662" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Lee Jun Ki is the local bad boy in Fly, Daddy, Fly[/caption]

You can see many more of your favorite K-Drama stars in Viki's Movies section, check it out here!

Joo Ji Hoon is Back with Five Fingers

Most of us first got to know the tall and reserved Joo Ji Hoon 6 years ago in Goong: Princess Hours, when he played Crown Prince Lee Shin. Now, after completing his military service and taking time away from the small screen, this former model has returned to star in the new K-Drama, Five Fingers (다섯 손가락).

For those of us who took piano lessons when we were young, or for those who can't resist an attractive and tragically brilliant musician, Five Fingers looks to be the riveting melodrama of the season. Starring alongside Joo Ji Hoon is Jin Sae Yeon from Bridal Mask, who plays a determined pianist and childhood friend. The first choice for lead actress was T-ara's Ham Eunjung, but a casting switch was made yesterday by SBS following controversy with the group.

This drama has been licensed for the Americas region, and you can look for new episodes every Saturday and Sunday night.

T-ara's Eunjung has left the cast of Five Fingers[/caption]

Watch Panda & Hedgehog with Super Junior's Donghae

Super Junior fans, we've got great news for you! Lee Donghae's new drama, The Panda & The Hedgehog is now on Viki. It is available to viewers in the Americas (North & South), Europe, Middle East, Oceania, and Africa.

We know Donghae as a kind-hearted and sweet guy, but for this drama he acts as a particularly "prickly" character, whose name means "hedgehog" or "porcupine" in Korean! He will play Ko Seung Ji, new worker at a bakery and cafe owned by Miss Yang Pan Da. With a name that sounds like "Panda," she can't help but be a cute and compassionate girl, even when confronted by a cold, sarcastic boy like Seung Ji.
Watch Donghae cook up trouble in Panda & Hedgehog[/caption]

You can see Donghae with Super Junior on Viki too! Watch the group's new song, "Sexy, Free & Single" on the Super Junior channel, and see what special message he has for Viki in SuJu's shout-out video.


Happy Birthday Yoo Seung Ho!

Did you catch the handsome Yoo Seung Ho sporting long gray-streaked hair in the first episode of Arang & the Magistrate? Don't be alarmed, he isn't that old yet! Today, this multi-talented young actor turns 19, and we want to wish him a very happy birthday. Here are some of his best K-Drama characters over the years:
Yoo Seung Ho turns 19 today[/caption]
In Queen Seon Deok, Yoo Seung Ho played a manipulative, two-faced young prince, who used the people around him to gain power. His deep, piercing gaze never revealed the truth to those he talked to. He was also scheming in Flames of Ambition, a high-intensity drama about a rich family and the power struggles between heirs to a great fortune. We haven't seen much of Yoo Seung Ho in Arang & the Magistrate yet, but it's looking as if his whimsical god-like character will play a large part in the fate of the ghosts and humans on earth.

[caption id="attachment_1623" align="aligncenter" width="403"] Looking majestic and handsome in Arang[/caption]

At only 18 years old, Yoo Seung Ho has come quite a long way from his childhood nickname of "Little So Ji Sub." Which character is your favorite?

[caption id="attachment_1624" align="aligncenter" width="378"] Who's this cute little guy?[/caption]

Scary Movies for Summer

They say that August is the month for happy TV programs and movies, but we think a good scare is just as appropriate for this sunny time of year. Here are some horror flicks from around the world that are sure to have you and your friends keeping the light on after dark.

Did you enjoy Kim Ha Neul's performance as Seo Yi Soo in A Gentleman's Dignity? Then watch her take on a whole new character in Dead Friend (령). This movie takes you to a mysterious world where high school student Min Ji Won's memory disappears and so do her friends, one by one.  It is available worldwide, except in select countries.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="301"] Kim Ha Neul in Dead Friend[/caption]

Apartment (아파트) is another Korean movie that plays on the fears of the unknown and can make you feel like someone is watching you in your own home. The protagonist is played by the beautiful Go So Young, who is married to Jang Dong Gun of A Gentleman's Dignity. What is it with him and horror movie actresses? This movie is available worldwide except for Korea.

[caption id="attachment_1631" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Go So Young in Apartment[/caption]

If you like scary movies with a "homemade feel" like Paranormal Activity, you should check out the 2011 Bollywood horror-thriller Ragini MMS. Uday and Ragini spend a weekend vacation together, but something strange appears to move while they videotape themselves having fun. Find out if anyone can escape the ruthless ghost that guards the house they chose to stay in. This movie is available worldwide except for India.

[caption id="attachment_1632" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ragini MMS is the Paranormal Activity of Bollywood[/caption]

Which one of these movies did you think was the scariest of them all?

Great Start for Arang & To the Beautiful You

It has been a fantastic week for K-Drama, especially Wednesday which had the premieres of not one, but two heavily-anticipated shows. Have you been keeping up with them all?

Arang and the Magistrate is a historical fantasy comedy -- how many of those have you seen? From the very first episode, you can dive into a mystical world with ghosts running through the forest, and the next moment you're in the sky, where the King of Heaven is playing board games with the King of the Underworld. We already know Shin Min Ah is a talented actress, especially with fantasy characters like Gumiho. And we love to see Lee Jun Ki take on a more light-hearted and historical character after coming back from his military service. Follow the Arang & The Magistrate channel and look for new episodes every Wednesday. The drama is available to viewers in the Americas, Malaysia and Indonesia.

[caption id="attachment_1616" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Lee Jun Ki in "Arang"[/caption]

To the Beautiful You is set to be the breakout hit of the summer, with a cast packed full of idol stars from SM Entertainment. If you watched the first episode last night, you saw how f(x) Sulli is acting her heart out as the new student in an all-boys high school. It's only the beginning and she's already had some close calls, with people suspecting her real identity! Follow the channel to catch episode 2 and chat with over 8,000 other fans of the drama, which is available to viewers in the Americas!

[caption id="attachment_1617" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The beautiful cast of To the Beautiful You[/caption]

Stay tuned for more updates and K-Drama reviews!

Beta test our iOS (iPhone/iPad) app!

We, at Viki, are always working on developing and bettering our website and mobile apps. As we continue to develop our iOS (iPhone/iPad) app, we'd love to ask for your help testing it through our beta program! The information and feedback that we get from your testing will greatly help us continue to develop our app.

If you'd like to be a part of the beta, click the below button and fill out the information on the next page. We'll let you know if you've been selected to take part in the beta test. To take part in this beta, you must have an iPhone or iPad. Don't worry Android users -- we'll have a beta test for you soon :).

Once you join the beta, you'll get an email from us with a download link. After you've tested the app, you can send your feedback by simply replying to that email.

Thank you very much for being a part of the community, and helping us continue to build and develop Viki!

Let's Play with 2NE1

We're kicking off a full week of K-Pop with the colorful and talented girl group, 2NE1! This month, the girls are preparing to take the U.S. by storm with not one, but two concerts: Newark on August 17th and Los Angeles on August 24th. You can learn more about the concerts and get your tickets here. Also, check out the YG Family blog and see what's up with all the YG artists at 2NE1global.com.

2NE1 is excited to get in touch with their international fans on Viki, so check out the exclusive video of their shout-out message to us!

2NE1 gives a shout-out to Viki[/caption]

You can watch all of 2NE1's hit music videos in the 2NE1 Viki channel, where we'll also be running fun games and prize giveaways for the rest of the month. Go play trivia and test your knowledge of 2NE1 for the chance to win!

[caption id="attachment_1585" align="aligncenter" width="212"] Play 2NE1 Trivia and win prizes[/caption]

So head on over to 2NE1's channel, enjoy their awesome music and maybe even win a prize from Viki!

Happy Worldwide K-Pop Day! Check Out New K-Pop on Viki

Happy Worldwide K-Pop Day! We're celebrating with our partner 24-7 KPOP to bring you a day filled with K-Pop music, videos, games, and prizes! To hear more about the games and giveaways going on this week, Like our Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter. Here are some of the newest K-Pop videos we have on Viki to get you started!

2NE1 is the fierce and unstoppable girl group from YG Entertainment, whose newest single, "I Love You" has been climbing the charts. Check out their channel to play 2NE1 trivia and win prizes!

2NE1 "I Love You"[/caption]

PSY is definitely not your average K-Pop idol, but his hilarious video for "Gangnam Style" will have you bouncing and horse-riding everywhere you go this week. It's also been subbed in 17 languages!

[caption id="attachment_1582" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PSY "Gangnam Style"[/caption]

Teen Top is K-Pop boyband that never fails to release catchy tunes. Their latest, "To You" features the boys in a half dark half light concept.

[caption id="attachment_1580" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Teen Top "To You"[/caption]

Which music video are you hooked on for World Wide K-Pop Day?



Celebrate the Close of the Olympics with Viki Music

The 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremonies are coming up soon, and if you haven't already heard, music will be a very big part of the celebration. Here on Viki, we have great music from all over the world -- here are some of the best artists in our library!

Nicholas Teo (张栋梁/Zhang Dong Liang) is a Taiwanese pop singer adored for his smooth vocals and boyish looks. Nicholas grew up in Malaysia and studied in Taiwan; after winning many singing competitions and turning down a contract as a back-up singer, he pursued music on his own and is now a very successful singer throughout Asia. Fun fact: his smile often gets him mistaken for Korean actor, Kim Jae Won. His sad love ballads like "Why Cry" hit all the right blue notes that give you chills, so go check out his channel!

Nicholas Teo[/caption]

Navi (나비) is a Korean Soul and R&B singer with a powerful voice often compared to stars like Alicia Keys. She has been chosen to sing on the Original Sound Tracks of many K-Dramas, so you'll probably recognize her voice in her happy guitar ballad "Diary" or "Cause My Heart Hurt."

[caption id="attachment_1572" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Navi[/caption]

Kotak is a popular rock band from Jakarta, Indonesia, who rose to fame after winning the Dream Band competition in 2004. With a steady rock sound and unique vocals, Kotak is a great avenue to dive into Indonesian music if you've never heard it before.

[caption id="attachment_1571" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kotak[/caption]

Tell us if you've discovered any cool new music from Viki!

Spot the Difference, Olympic-style!

Can you believe the Olympics are quickly coming to an end? We, at Viki, have been loving every minute of the Games, and also love playing games of our own. So play this one for a chance to win a pair of awesome Viki headphones :).

The below images, from the inspiring Korean film, Malaton (말 아톤), are identical, except for 5 small differences. The first person to correctly point out the differences in the comment section of this blog post will receive the headphones! Good luck!

TIP: Click on the below image to see a larger version of it.

New K-Dramas are almost here!

The Olympics are drawing to a close this week, which can only mean one thing: a new crop of show-stopping Korean dramas are ready to be released! The following dramas all have their premieres next week, but which one are you looking forward to the most?

Arang and the Magistrate (아랑 사또전) is the enchanting, mysterious tale of a beautiful ghost in the Joseon Dynasty who appears to a young magistrate and helps him find her killer. Arang puts a magical twist on the suspenseful mysteries of past historical dramas, and is set to pull audiences in with a strong cast: the magistrate is played by Lee Jun Ki, who joins his first acting project after returning from military service, and Shin Min Ah, who is no stranger to the supernatural after her role in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. This drama will premiere on Wednesday, August 15th, and is available to viewers in the Americas, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Lee Jun Ki is the magistrate in "Arang"[/caption]

FAITH (신의) is the highly-anticipated fusion sageuk (historical) drama that Lee Min Ho has chosen as his next project. With a budget exceeding $10 million, and the famous producers Kim Jong Hak and Song Ji Nah at the helm, this drama is will certainly bring something new to the recent trend of time-traveling warriors and doctors. Faith will premiere on Monday, August 13th and is available to viewers in the Americas (North, Central, South).

[caption id="attachment_1563" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lee Min Ho plays a Goryeo warrior in Faith[/caption]

To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) is the Korean remake of the incredibly popular Japanese manga and drama, "Hana Kimi." For fans of the cross-dressing leading ladies in Coffee Prince and You're Beautiful, you can look forward to more hilariously awkward scenes as Sulli from f(x) enrolls in an all-boys high school. Dressed as a boy, she pursues her crush on a star athlete played by SHINee's Minho and tries to hide her true identity from the rest of the school, which is a cast filled with more idols and stars! This drama will premiere on Wednesday, August 15th and is available to viewers in the Americas.

[caption id="attachment_1566" align="aligncenter" width="350"] "Beautiful You" has a star-studded idol cast[/caption]

Updated info on the new Private Messaging system

Yesterday we announced our new Private Messaging system. Today, I want to update you with a few more details.

We're currently scheduled to release the new PM system at around 6:30pm Aug 6, 2012, Pacific Time, but please understand that releases can be delayed for many reasons. We won't release the feature unless we think it's ready :). That said, we'll work hard to try to get this new feature to you on time!

PM conversations started in the last 30 days will be turned into threads, but older ones, unfortunately, won't. And, of course, all new PM conversations that you start will be threaded.

When the feature is released, you'll only see conversations that were started in the last 30 days. Don't worry -- all other messages will show up soon after (you should see all your message again within about 3 days), but they won't be threaded. With time, you'll see older and older messages show up in your message folder again. This is being done in order to reduce the risk of our system losing any of your PMs.

We hope you love the new feature, but if you have any suggestions or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

New Feature: A new and improved PM system!

The feedback that we get from the community is incredibly valuable, because it helps us continue to develop Viki. One part of Viki that we've gotten lots of comments and suggestions about is the Private Message (PM) system. And now we're excited to announce that, in the next few days, you'll see a brand new messaging system, in which PMs will be threaded!

Threading means that when you open a PM from a friend, you'll see the entire conversation -- the original message, as well as all replies. We hope that this will make keeping track of your messages easier! You'll also see your Inbox and Sent folders combined into one "Private Messages" folder, which will make finding your threads quick and easy.

Although the messaging system is getting a makeover, don't think that we're stopping here :). Please send us any feedback that you have, as we're going to continue to work on the messaging system (as well as every other part of the website, of course!). Our goal is to have the best messaging system possible!

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UPDATE

We’re currently scheduled to release the new PM system at around 6:30pm Aug 6, 2012, Pacific Time, but please understand that releases can be delayed for many reasons. We won’t release the feature unless we think it’s ready :) . That said, we’ll work hard to try to get this new feature to you on time!

PM conversations started in the last 30 days will be turned into threads, but older ones, unfortunately, won’t. And, of course, all new PM conversations that you start will be threaded.

When the feature is released, you’ll only see conversations that were started in the last 30 days. Don’t worry — all other messages will show up soon after (you should see all your message again within about 3 days), but they won’t be threaded. With time, you’ll see older and older messages show up in your message folder again. This is being done in order to reduce the risk of our system losing any of your PMs.

Catch Royal Fever With These Hot Royal Characters

The Olympics have caused Royal fever -- from the Queen's parachuting grand entrance into the opening ceremony, to Prince William & Kate welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace, to Zara Philips, the Queen's granddaughter, winning a silver medal in an equestrian competition -- everyone's eyes are on the royals!

At Viki, we have royals of our own! Some may be fictional, but they still all turn our heads.

The King 2 Hearts

Lee Sung Gi (who was an Olympic torch bearer!) plays Crown Prince Lee Jae Ha, who rules in a modern-day Korean monarchy.  In the midst of political turmoil, he meets and falls in love with Kim Hang Ah, a female North Korean military officer. This show is available to viewers in the Americas, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

[caption id="attachment_1510" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The King to Hearts[/caption]



What would modern day Korea be like if it had a Royal family? With the King ill, will the Prince follow his heart, or continue tradition and a life in politics and take over the throne? Goong is available in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and Africa.



[caption id="attachment_1512" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Goong (Princess Hours)[/caption]

Diana: The Last Days of a Princess

Not all royal stories are fiction. See the story of the beautiful Princess Diana in this powerful drama-documentary, which follows the last days of the adored princess. What really happened? This title is available in South East Asia.

[caption id="attachment_1513" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Diana: The Last Days of A Princess[/caption]



Can't get enough of the royals? Check out My Princess featuring Song Seung Hun (from Dr. Jin), The Moon Embracing the Sun, historical true story Queen Seon Deok, and Rooftop Prince starring Micky Yoochun as well!

Happy Birthday Jang Geun Suk!

Today is the 25th birthday of multi-talented, fashionable, and charismatic Hallyu star, Jang Geun Suk. Let's wish him a happy birthday by watching his best dramas this weekend! And check out these Viki Exclusive photos of his 2012 Asia Tour!

You're Beautiful (미남이시네요) was the playful music drama that shot Jang Geun Suk to global stardom, as his character Hwang Tae Kyung struggled to keep up his cold attitude while falling for his innocent, kind-hearted bandmate. Don't we all wish he would call us "Go Mi Nam" in his appealing low voice? This drama is available worldwide, except in select countries.

Who can resist the cold stare of Hwang Tae Kyung?[/caption]

Mary Stayed Out All Night (매리는 외박중) features "Asia's Prince" in a bad boy musician role once again, winning the heart of cute but stubborn Mae Ri, played by up and coming actress Moon Geun Young. This drama is available in the Americas.

JGS sported a long wavy hairdo as the rocker in Mary Stayed Out All Night[/caption]

Love Rain (사랑비) is Jang Geun Suk's most recent drama, a romantic love story set partly in the 1970's and present day. His chemistry with the bright eyed Yoona from Girls Generation kept audiences wanting more. We were also treated to his lovely voice in the OST! This drama is available to viewers in the Americas.

Lucky Yoona gets a piggyback ride in Love Rain[/caption]

Which of these dramas was your favorite to watch? We want to wish Jang Geun Suk a very happy birthday, from all of us at Viki!

Share your fav Viki mobile app feature to win headphones!

A few days ago we announced updates to our mobile apps. The new Android, iPad and iPhone apps have some great new features and an updated look and feel! If you haven't already, make sure you download the Android or iOS apps.

To celebrate our new apps, we're giving away some Viki headphones! Download our updated Android or iOS Viki apps and tell us, on Twitter, what your favorite new feature is for a chance to win them.


New Improved Viki Mobile App

To be eligible to win you must tweet @Viki and use #iOS or #Android and say something like: "My favorite thing about the new @Viki #iOS app is ___" or "My favorite thing about the new @Viki #Android app is ___."

We'll randomly choose a winner from those who tweet on 8/8/12. Tweet and Viki on!