It is already over 4 months since Lee Da-hae guested in tvN variety show “Life Bar” and I have promised to recap it and finally here I am 😉
I was hoping we can get English subs for the episode somehow to make this a better and more accurate recap since it is not every day we get to see our girl doing such interview and this is one reason for the long delay but unfortunately that didn’t happen and not sure if someday we will get that 😦
But tvN Asia did air it with English and Chinese subs but the channel is not available for many to watch or record and upload online but if anyone of you who are reading this and did get to watch the program with English subs, you can always leave comment and enlighten us on what was missed in this recap, will really appreciate it ^^
Luckily our friend Ely from Da-hae Soompi Thread did watch the episode subbed in Chinese on tvN Asia and did a fast recap for us there (Big thanks to her ❤ )
I really like this interview and how Da-hae was brave enough to say out loud many things about her career struggles in recent years that we might had a feeling about as fans.
So hope you enjoy this recap. Lets start!!
[Ely’s recap is the main source of this post in addition to other translated news and I dedicate it to K Vo who have been waiting and asking about it (sorry again for the delay)]
It has been sometime since we saw Lee Da-hae recording any new CF or Ad. But good thing that a new promo has come out from ANYA cosmetics for their new product (CERAMIDE) featuring our girl.
Judging from Da-hae’s look here, I think this was recorded recently. And who knows may be she can really resume her activities fully as their model now since the Korean-China relationships are now better.
We actually got news recently that Da-hae got contacted by a Chinese company and was invited to attend some event soon. Not sure if the company is ANYA or not but it seems we may have chance seeing her active in China again and hopefully we can also see her Chinese drama “My Goddess, My Mother” soon with this development since the news also mentioned that her agency were notified that it will air soon *crossing fingers*
Few weeks after ending, “Best Lover” hit 1 Billion views on Youku and this surely something deserve the celebration.
This is a drama that was in danger of not airing at all but although it didn’t succeed to air on TV channel and all the issues facing Korean dramas airing in China and without having promotions, it still reached this and among 700 web dramas that aired in China in 2016, it came out in 5th place in the second half of the year and the 15th for the year overall and the 7th among Korean dramas.
I’m honestly happy for our girl, the cast and crew for achieving this despite my own issues with the drama.
Celebrating the event, Lee Da-hae joined the drama cast and crew gathering in Korea on the 22nd. It is great seeing them again together after a year since the drama finished filming but sadly Zhou Mi is filming a new drama in China and seems he couldn’t join them.
Also from Da-hae’s international fans celebrating this occasion, the revised and final English subtitle version of the drama is now out on subscene. Thanks to our little subbing team in Soompi Ely_397, Annya and Emok for their amazing efforts once again and a big congratulation on their first subbing project ❤
Now check below for more pictures from the party ^^
Finally here I am with a review about “Best Lover“. Thanks to the translation provided by Lee Da-hae fans Ely, Annya and Emok in Soompi, I am able to write this quite soon after the drama just ended. But let me tell you, this wasn’t an easy one to write mainly because of my mixed feeling about the drama.
Actually the first question I asked myself after done watching is, did we get to see the best lover or the best couple in this drama? Or were we even supposed to see that?
Before answering this, let me first share some thoughts about the drama and our girl there.
[Warning: this review may contain spoilers]
First Happy New Year everyone!!
With the end of 2016 we are also came to the end of Lee Da-hae‘s drama “Best Lover” on 27th of December with the whole episodes released for all users on Youku.
I will save my opinion about the drama for a review post that I hope I can finish soon. But regardless of that and although it is not a drama that had any buzz but it did gain a decent success recording about 800 Million views and rating of 9.7 by the end of its run. So congrats to the staff and actors involved in the project.
Celebrating the ending, Da-hae’s agency JS Pictures released many stills of our girl from the drama. Check all below in addition to the latest NG videos released from Youku ^^
I can never complain when we get more of Lee Da-hae singing!!
After singing for the drama’s OST, this time our girl sang a cover for song “IF” in a scene in episode 13 of her drama “Best Lover“. The song was originally sang by “Naby” for “On Air” Korean drama OST back in 2008.
In this scene Ye Huan Ying (her character’s name) is singing it to her fans in a birthday fan meeting while her “fake” husband is also in the audience ^^
I think this will have a special place in my heart among all the songs she has sang in her dramas or other occasions since her debut because I am getting quite a different feeling watching and listening her singing this time around (No comedy or cute or sexy antics there 😉 )
I really wish she sang the whole song though 😦
Credit: Youku | Translation: Ely_397 @ Soompi