Lee Seung Gi Forever

Dedicated to my absolute favorite Korean singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi

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[English translation] Section TV Entertainment Report~ Lee Seung Gi

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Originally a singer! Stars who made it big as an actor

English translation:

Male MC #1: These days,  there is a trend where there isn’t a fixed boundary line between a singer, actor, etc.

Caption: The boundary line which has disappeared in the entertainment industry.

Male MC #1: It’s to the point where viewers who are at least in their 50’s could say,”They (also) sang?”. They are already actors who are much closer to the acting industry.

Male MC #2: They’re stars who’ve already been put to the test and became a huge success.

Female MC: We could call him the original, Lee Seung Gi.  You know that Lee Seung Gi first made it big as a singer.

Caption: 2004 debut with “Because You’re My Woman”

Female MC: At the same time, he had prepared a drama. Simultaneously releasing his first album in 2004, he appeared in Nonstop 5. But I think this was a very smart move. You know how he had a fixed image of a model student, a comfortable image. He even took this directly into the drama.

Male MC #1: To Nonstop 5? I also appeared in Nonstop 5. (Caption says: There isn’t anything he hasn’t done)

Other MCs: Where? I think that was a different person.

Female MC: Called “The Famous Chill Sisters” aka “Famous Princesses”, he did a weekend drama. Back then, he was a friendly character who received so much love from lots of ahjummas.

Female MC: Afterwards, he appeared in another weekend drama called “Brilliant Legacy”. He shared the lead role with Han Hyo Joo. Back then with “Brilliant Legacy”, it received a viewership rating of 47.1%. This really isn’t easy to do.

Male MC #1: It’s really brilliant.

Female MC: Yes. Afterwards, there was “The Gu Family Book” and “The King 2 Hearts”. So he became definitely known as “MBC’s son” and went to the military.

Male MC #1: He’s coming back soon, isn’t he?

Male MC #2: October. He’s coming back in October.

Male MC #1: I see, so he’s coming back this year.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Do You Remember? Brilliant Legacy Filming Location~ Ilsan

Yesterday’s “Do you Remember?” filming location was a park bench where Go Eun Sung rested. It is in my neighborhood of Ilsan, home to SBS and MBC. I took this photo on the way home from work today. It is the scene where Hwan took Eun Sung’s autistic brother, Eunwoo, from his friend’s bar to buy him chocolate milk.  The bar was supposedly upstairs and Hwan came down these stairs with Eunwoo.  The music store that Hwan visited to search for Eunwoo is still upstairs and can be seen through the glass window.

Brilliant legacy stairswCredit: Elise Min

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Do You Remember this Location? Shining Inheritance Filming Spot

I recently watched Shining Inheritance again since Moon Chae Won and Lee Seung Gi will be reuniting on the set of ‘Today’s Love’, Seung Gi’s first movie set to premiere next year. Some dclsg members say it will be in January. I recognized many scenes from the SeungMi couple’s drama since I pass by them frequently. Tonight, I took a photo of a scene from the drama where Eun Sung lies down on a park bench at night for a rest. If you remember seeing Coffee Besco, the big restaurant at the top of the building in the background, then you may remember this location. It is right by Ilsan’s Lake Park. The King2Hearts’ Wrap Up Party was held at a Korean BBQ place which is located right across from Coffee Besco. In that photo, you’ll also see this restaurant’s neon sign through the window as the cast and crew posed for final photos.  That Korean BBQ place was owned by a supporting actor who appeared in the Kdrama Emperor of the Sea with Kim Kap Soo who will also be appearing in ‘Today’s Love’ with Lee Seung Gi.

shining inheritancewCredit: Elise Min


Happy 5th Anniversary Brilliant Legacy!

Today is the 5th year Anniversary of the first episode’s airing of ‘Brilliant Legacy’ aka ‘Shining Inheritance’ starring Lee Seung Gi and Han Hyo Joo. Here’s a video clip with highlights from the drama which aired on the weekends at 9:45PM KST for 28 episodes until July 26, 2009. This drama will forever remain a classic!

Credit: DC inside Brilliant Legacy Gallery uploaded by Mili airen

Another video with highlights from the drama:

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