Moon Geun Young Returns with Cheongdam-dong Alice

This Saturday, one of the most talented young actresses in Korea makes her return to the small screen in Cheongdam-dong Alice (청담동 앨리스). Moon Geun Young, who has impressed audiences ever since her childhood role in Autumn Tale, will play a hard-working girl trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry. She will be romanced by Park Shi Hoo, the lead actor from dramas like Prosecutor Princess and The Princess' Man. We look forward to seeing his signature smile as he takes "Alice" down the rabbit hole to a new, glamorous life. Cheongdam-dong Alice is available to viewers in the Americas, and new episodes will air every Saturday and Sunday night (KST).

Moon Geun Young is "Cheongdam-dong Alice"

If you're a fan of Moon Geun Young and her bright, hopeful characters, you'd probably enjoy the 2005 romantic comedy, Innocent Steps. In this funny and heartwarming film, she is mistaken for her sister and recruited to compete in a national dance competition. Her partner, played by Park Geon Hyeong (the suave "doc" from I do, I do), is the dancer who must train her to win the championship in only three months. This movie is available to viewers worldwide except for these select countries: Korea, United States, China, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

7 Showgate anime titles now available! Part 1

We’re excited to be bringing 14 new anime titles to you! The first 7 are available now!

Do you love epic battle scenes or stories of heroes who overcome struggles against personal and dark demons to save mankind or the universe? Then the below 7 titles are for you! Embark on a journey and discover passion, strength, courage and hope.


In the near future, mankind is able to explore the far reaches of the universe, thanks to scientific advances that have made it possible to travel faster than the speed of light. Many men and women now search for a new utopia but face terrorism and war, mirroring their life on Earth.
 
Men and women have gone to explore the universe in search of a new utopia, but they are faced with dreadful struggles such as terrorism and conflicts between countries, just as on Earth.


 

TO is available to viewers in Asia, except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Japan.

.hack/Quantum

This three-episode series follows three girls, as they lead double lives. In one world Sakayu, Tobias and Mary are players in the world's largest multi-player online game called "The World R:X." And in another, they are 2nd year high school students. The two worlds collide when disaster strikes The World and one of them is wrapped up in it!



.hack/Quantum is available to viewers in Asia except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.

Street Fighter IIV
  
Based on the Street Fighter video game, this series follows Ken Masters and Ryu Hoshi as they travel the world meeting new people and perfecting their martial art and street fighting skills.

This title is available to viewers in Asia except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines and Japan.

Canaan

Canaan follows three woman who are connected through an anti-terrorist summit. Canaan is an assassin, Alphard is her rival and also an assassin, and Maria Osawa is a victim of a terrorist attack. Watch as their histories and destinies unfold.

 

This title is available to viewers in Asia except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Japan


In this sci-fi action anime, World War III has left the world in chaos, and aa new species arises from humans. There is a large crater now filled with contaminated debris where Tokyo once stool, dubbed "The Black Spot." Some humans who inhabited that area gained superhuman powers, called "Fragments", and became known as "Needless." 

The story follows the battle between a mysterious pharmaceutical company led by Adam Arclight, and a group led by the priest of destruction, Adam Blade.

 


This title is available to viewers in Asia except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Japan. 

Fist of the North Star ~ Legend of the Dark King ~

After a worldwide nuclear war destroyed the earth and made many living things extinct. The surviving humans now live in a society where the strong now rule over the weak, fighting over the remaining water and food supplies.

One man, named Rao, steps up to create order in the world. He is the eldest of the four Hokuto brothers and a master of the assassination art of Hokuto Shinken, an art that has been passed through generations for 1800 years. He names himself "Ken-oh" and uses his mastery to flight against rival warlords and anyone who challenges his authority.  The life that Rao lived in his youth -- one without a shred of regret -- is revealed in this anime.

Join the journey to witness Rao's encounter with his horse, Kokuo-go, with Souga, a general who follows Rao from the Land of Ashura (Shura no Kuni), how Rao formed the Ken-oh army with Reina, the head of Rao's bodyguards, the feud with this brother Toki, establishing the Cassandra prison camp, and the battle of fate with Souther, the successor of the martial art of Nanto Hououken.

This animated version includes a new character. Sakuya was created by Yukou Osada, who was the original comic artist.

Fist of the North Star is available to viewers in Asia except in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, and Japan


Set during the Japanese Civil War, Samurai Yajiro Torajima finds himself surrounded by his enemy and is saved by the sexy and smiling Rushuna, who travels around Japan trying to find a way to end the war. Together, Yajiro and Rushuna challenge countless opponents. 

Grenadier is available to viewers in the US and Asia except China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.

We have 7 more Showgate anime titles coming your way, so stay tuned!

Celebrate food and family this Thanksgiving!

For many this week is the celebration of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy great food and traditions with family and friends. So as you prepare to enjoy the holiday, here are some of our favorite movies to get you in the spirit of giving, food and family. 

PastaSeo Yoo Kyung is the daughter of a Chinese restaurant owner and will do anything to become a fine-dining chef. She works tirelessly in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant for  head chef, Choi Hyun Wook, who doesn’t want any women in his kitchen. Will Yoo Kyung be able to stay out of the fire – let alone survive – in such a hot kitchen? This title is available to viewers in the United States and Canada. 


Pasta
Fly, Daddy, FlyChang Ka Pil’s life is shattered when he comes home from work one day to discover that his 17-year-old daughter has been raped. Her attacker is the high school boxing star, who is from a wealthy well-connected government family. Unable to find redemption through the law, Ka Pil decides to train to box so he can fight his daughter's attacker. Can a father avenge his daughter’s honor? This title is available Worldwide except to viewers in Korea. 


Fly, Daddy, Fly
A Bold Family- Two sons discover their father, who was displaced from the North Korea, will leave all his fortune to government unless the two-divided Koreas become unified. To get ahold of their father’s property, the whole family work to fool him into thinking North Korea and South Korea have been finally unified. But things don't always go as smoothly as planned....  This title is available Worldwide except to viewers in Korea. 



A Bold Family 
This Thanksgiving what are you most thankful for?

It's No-Shave November!

We're halfway through the month of November. For many this month is referred to as 'No Shave November' or 'Movember,' a month which symbolizes men ditching their razors for the entire month and growing facial hair, often for charity.

To celebrate this trend we've selected some men who's manly beards and mustaches we admire!


Bad Boy is a story of revenge carried out against a wealthy family by a cold, calculated man named Gun-wook played by the handsome mustached Kim Nam Gil. Bad Boy is available to viewers worldwide, except in select countries.



Bad Boy
Johnny Gaddaar is a 2007 Indian crime thriller noir film. Police officers recount a tale of five gang members that ran a gambling club and other illegal deals. Follow the story of missing money, lies, deceit, and deadly betrayal. Neil Mukesh plays the handsome bearded gang leader Vikram who plots a large drug heist. This title is is available to viewers worldwide, except in select countries.


Johnny Gaddaar

The A-Team is an iconic 1980's American TV series about a group of Vietnam vets who were framed for a crime they did not commit. While on the run, they work as vigilantes helping the innocent. Mr T's plays bearded strong man and mechanic Sergeant First Class Bosco. Viewers in South East Asia watch all the action adventure now!

The A-Team



The Innocent Man comes to an end

This week, The Innocent Man (previously known as "Nice Guy") reaches its final conclusion. The twisted plot that weaves together the lives of Ma Ru, Eun Gi, and Jae Hee has been picking up speed in the last few episodes, and you can watch them all on Viki if you are in the Americas. If nothing else, you should check out an episode to see one of the most foreboding and attractive introduction sequences in all of K-Drama.

"The Innocent Man" ends today

The Innocent Man follows events in the life of Kang Ma Ru, a promising young medical student who gave up his his future to protect his hometown sweetheart, Han Jae Hee. After confessing to a murder that Jae Hee herself committed, Ma Ru lived as a swindler and con artist for years. He could not be hired for a normal job, let alone return to medical school, because of his criminal record. When Ma Ru discovers that Jae Hee has maneuvered into the powerful Taesan Group family, he plots to bring her down, manipulating the chairman's daughter to get closer to Jae Hee.

The three main characters are complex and well-written, and it's interesting to see how they all come to share similar flaws and desires.

Kang Ma Ru, played by Song Joong Ki (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, A Tree with Deep Roots), is a master at lying and using others, but willingly sacrifices himself to protect the woman he loves. It might have been hard to imagine such a "baby-faced" actor in this dark role, but all doubts are cast aside when he goes into plotting mode. Viewers know what I'm talking about: when his gaze rests on his target, his smirk disappears, and ominous tango music fills the room. We could watch these scenes all day!

Song Joong Ki gets revenge as Kang Ma Ru

Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won) is an heir to the Taesan fortune who appears tough on the outside, but has a pure heart and only wants to be loved. She falls in love instantly when she meets Ma Ru, before she knows his past and what kind of person he is; tragically, she tries to destroy both Ma Ru and herself after finding out his true nature.

Park Shi Yeon plays the villain, Jae Hee, who is revealed to be vulnerable and lonely behind her cold stare. Can't these three let go of their vengeful plans and become a happy family? It doesn't look like this is how the story ends, but you'll have to catch the finale, released today, to find out.




Viki Cinema: Action and Comedy Movies for November

Now that Halloween's over, we can put away the spooky horror movies and have a few laughs with action comedies instead. Invite your friends over and pass the popcorn while you enjoy these light-hearted, exciting movies.

The Righteous Thief (홍길동의 후예) is about a modern-day Robin Hood and his fight against evil in Korean society. Played by Lee Bum Soo from History of a Salaryman, Hong Moo Hyuk has a difficult decision to make: will he continue his secret life as a hero or marry the woman he loves? This movie is available worldwide except in the following countries: Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Taiwan, China.

The Righteous Thief

The Tarix Jabrix is an Indonesian movie about a boy named Cacing, who wants to join the ranks of The Road Devil, the most fearsome motorcycle gang in the city. After getting rejected at the try-outs many times, he pulls together a group of friends to make his own rival group. This movie is available worldwide except for Malaysia and Brunei.

The Tarix Jabrix

The Troops of Dreamers is another film from Indonesia, following the struggles of a ragtag bunch of amateur soldiers fighting for independence. It is available worldwide except for Malaysia and Brunei.

We hope these films can lighten up your Autumn before the holidays!


Announcing the Faith Photo Caption Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our 'Faith' photo caption contest, who will receive a Lee Min Ho poster from his hit K-Drama 'City Hunter'. And thank you to all who entered and voted. We received so many fun entries!

Here's the winner as chosen by our Facebook fans. Make sure you follow Viki on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep up with all the great new things we have coming up, and for more fun contest (and prizes) in the future!



Winner of the 'Faith' photo caption contest

In 'Faith (The Great Doctor)' Lee Min Ho plays Admiral Choi Young, a warrior in the Goryeo Dynasty. He travels 700 years to modern times and abducts Dr. Eun Soo to help save injured Princess No Guk. Will Dr. Eun Soo be able to save the Princess and return to her own time period? Or will she have faith in her heart and stay to help care for the king & his people?

Watch this K-drama from the beginning now!

Which Korean Star turns 31 today?

Lee Dongwook is the first K-Drama star that millions of fans fell for back in 2005, with his famous performance in My Girl. We all remember the final kiss scene, where he planted a kiss on Lee Da Hae's forehead and asked her, straight-faced, if she was disappointed before going in for the real thing. There were even more romantic scenes in one of his other dramas, Scent of a Woman with Kim Sun Ah. You can enjoy the main soundtrack by JYJ's Xiah Junsu while watching the best scenes of the drama below:



Today, this Hallyu star turns 31, and his success doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. You can watch him in romantic comedy, Wild Romance, available to viewers in the Americas. And you can see more of his funny side on the popular variety show, Strong Heart, also available in the Americas. Check out this funny episode, featuring plenty of K-Drama stars:


We look forward to seeing this handsome actor's next project, but we hope he can take a break from acting and enjoy a relaxed birthday!

Happy 31st birthday!

Happy Birthday So Ji Sub and T.O.P!

November 4th is a special day for K-Pop and K-Drama fans: a double celebrity birthday! In dramas like Ghost and IRIS, So Ji Sub and Big Bang's T.O.P have both captivated audiences with their expressive eyes and strong charisma. We want to wish these superstars a very happy birthday, and we hope to see them work together one day.

Big Bang's T.O.P is 25 today

Did any of you get to attend the Big Bang concert in Southern California yesterday? Then you probably enjoy your daily dose of "Boomshakalaka" from your favorite rapper, T.O.P.

T.O.P's successful music career has been complemented in recent years by acting in dramas and movies. Check out his bad boy role in spy action thriller, IRIS, which also stars Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Tae Hee.

Actor So Ji Sub turns 34 today, celebrating 16 years of acting in the Korean entertainment industry. You can see his talent on display in the intense drama, Cain and Abel, movies like Rough Cut and the military series, Road No. 1. Most recently, he played a cyber-detective seeking the truth and revenge in Ghost. Watch the first episode here, available to viewers in the Americas:


And did you know that he started as a model to "make some easy money," and never had any intention of becoming the star he is now?

So Ji Sub turns 34 today
Let's cross our fingers for a collaboration between these two stars sometime in the future, and for now, wish them a very happy birthday!

Our Halloween Costume Contest Winner is...

We hope that everyone had a wonderfully scary Halloween! Thank you to everyone who entered the Halloween Costume Contest. Your costumes were so creative and fantastic -- we had a very hard time choosing a winner.

The winner of this year's Halloween Costume Contest came to us through Twitter. Vanni0522 was inspired by Jay Park's "New Breed" music video. Fantastic make-up job, Vanni0522!

Our Halloween Costume Contest winner!
Thanks again to everyone who entered!