Saturday, April 30, 2016

[Video - Eng Sub] ‘Daebak (The Royal Gambler)’ OST

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Park Wan Kyu (박완규) - When Time Stops (Daebak OST Part 1)

[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-29

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘저녁은 "대길사랑"에서 커피차를 서포트 하였습니다!  대박배우! 대박드라마! 대박제작진! 화이팅!!
@JKS_cri_j3 [Daebak Support] This evening "Daegil love!" is supporting coffee truck! Great actor! Great drama! Great production team! Fighting!!

[Pics - PD notes #20] Daegil from SBS website drama ‘Daebak (The Royal Gambler)’

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[Trans] Tree-J Company Twitter, 2016-04-29

@treeJ_company '대박' 장근석, 비장함부터 장블리까지 '표정 연기 9종 세트' (출처 : 스포츠조선 | 네이버 TV연예) 
@treeJ_company 'Daebak' Jang Keun Suk shows nine sets of facial expressions on acting from "tragic to the charming" (Source: Sports Chosun | Naver TV Entertainment) 


[Pics] DIY JKS Magazine - Daebak (The Royal Gambler) EP09-10 SNAPSHOTS

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[Video - Showbiz Korea] JANG KEUN SUK(장근석) _ CELEB-O-METER

Find out what fans think of their fave Korean stars via Internet & Social Media! Today's Star! 'Prince of Asia' Jang Keun-suk


[Pics] Official Fans Club Cri J food support to Jang Keun Suk and ‘Daebak’, 2016-04-03


[Trans] Tree-J Company Twitter, 2016-04-26

@treeJ_company '대박' 장근석·여진구 형제, 전광렬 숨통 조인다[종합] (출처 : OSEN | 네이버 TV연예)
@treeJ_company "Daebak" Jang Keun Suk·Yeo Jin-Goo threaten the life of Jeon Kwang-Leol [General] (Source: OSEN | NAVER TV Entertainment)

@treeJ_company [선공개] 장근석, 여진구에 애써 쿨한 부탁 “임지연 잘 챙겨줘” (출처 : 대박 | 네이버 TV캐스트)
@treeJ_company [Preview] Jang Keun Suk was forced to ask a favor Yeo Jin-Goo  “Please take care of Lim Ji-Yeon” (Source: Daebak | Naver TVcast)

[Cover photo] Jang Keun Suk on the cover of "Hallyu love story perfect guide"

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[DAEBAK drama recap] Episode 10

Writer: Ju Ae Ryung
Editors: Val Kaye Taozen and Tabby
Picture Credits: SBS


The thoroughly enjoyable Episode 10 begins where we left off—Dae Gil meets Jin Ki, the adversary of his master Kim Chae Gun.

This episode develops the post-assassination attempt on the King’s life, Dam Seo’s escape from the palace guards, and the final stage of training and growth of Dae Gil with his master Kim Chae Gun. We also begin to see some cracks appearing in Yi In Jwa’s grand plan to capture the throne.

Among my favorite scenes are Dae Gil and Prince Yeoning’s little banter and exchange in the woods after rescuing Dam Seo. Yeoning tries to be haughty prince, and Dae Gil, totally unruffled by the Prince’s royal status, treats him as a younger friend and jokes with him. I enjoy that Dae Gil, despite all the challenges he endures, still exhibits a glimpse of the happy, carefree boy that he was, making us viewers smile at his cajoling or silly jokes.

Friday, April 29, 2016

[DAEBAK drama recap] Episode 9

Writer: Tania Khor (LeLamb)
Editors: Val Kaye Taozen and Tabby
Photo credit: SBS 

“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” - Dae Gil’s first encounter with his unknown parents.

Episode 9 begins with Kim Chang Jib, a powerful minister being welcomed back by the Noron faction ministers from his long expedition in Qing China. Yi In Jwa, with an asymmetrical smile and watching from afar, says, “The old tiger comes back to this place to die.”

The scene shifts with Lord Kim paying his respects to King Sukjong and asking to stand in the empty spot that is aligned with the Noron faction. Suddenly, the Crown Prince lets out a bloody cough that shocks the ministers.  They, then, gather outside of Crown Prince’s room, asking to see him, but a court maid turns them down.

Meanwhile, the Crown Prince meets with Yi In Jwa on a palace balcony. After Prince Yeoning’s earlier warning, he suspects Yi In Jwa’s intentions. He remembers In Jwa’s support ever since his mother was exiled out of the palace. Nevertheless, after learning of Yi In Jwa’s conspiracy in manipulating the ministers and controlling the money from the gambling rooms, he seeks confirmation that Yi In Jwa is not using him or seeking the throne for himself. Yi In Jwa assures the Crown Prince that he only has good intentions: to unify all four social classes through the throne and a monarchy that the Crown Prince will lead. Yi In Jwa’s assurance pleases the Crown Prince.

Monday, April 25, 2016

[Pics & Video] Daegil from SBS ‘Daebak (The Royal Gambler)’ Preview - Episode 9, 2016-04-25

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[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-24

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘은 "장근석 지키미 댓글 여신들"에서 커피차를 서포트 하였습니다!  대길과 대박팀들~계속 직진!! 힘내세요!!
@JKS_cri_j3  [Daebak Support] Today “Jang Keun Suk’s guardian goddesses” is supporting coffee truck! Continue straight on the path for the Daegil and Daebak team ~!! Fighting!!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

[DAEBAK drama recap] Episode 8

Writer: Lola Devung
Editor: Val Kaye Taozen and Tabby
Picture credit: SBS

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. ~ Aesop

Episode 8 kicks off by showing a vigorous yet heartwarming scene. Following the glorious victory that sets him and his fellow slaves free from the evil salt flat owner, Dae Gil immediately gets into his training days under Mentor Kim Chae Gun. This guy, dubbed Joseon’s Number One Swordsman, apparently has a more fun dimension to his personality rather than being simply a strict, dull hero. The way he treats Dae Gil somehow looks like a father training his own son: with some discipline and yet affection.

[DAEBAK REVIEW] The ahjumma and the new eel: Review, thoughts and impressions of Daebak drama episode 5

in chat mode....

By Esther Noloc and Beth Wagner.
Guest: Eme Zikzin
Collaboration: kittehkat

The favorite day for Jang Keun Suk’s Eels (fans) arrived! it’s Monday and SBS aired episode 5 today. We have mixed feelings because we saw him suffer a lot, but the show must go on. We have to make you laugh even with tears in our eyes. Let's start the journey now.

ESTHER: Hi Beth, I know how you feel after watching the drama. I felt like you, but what to do? We love that man,so we need to think of his superb acting and not of his suffering to survive. Our guest today is Eme, from Venezuela, but she lives in USA like you. Welcome Eme!

EME: Hi my dear eel mom Esther, and my fairy godmother Beth. It’s a true honor to share this space with you. And yes, I am also suffering... well, l really have mixed feelings. On the one hand I suffer and on the other hand I feel an immense pride for the amazing work that my beloved Suk is doing. Then sometimes I do not know whether to mourn or to stand and laugh at his triumph.

BETH: Hello again Esther, and welcome to our chat, Eme! Well, yes, it was a struggle for so many eels to watch this episode, as amazing as his acting is…. Actually, I think it is *because* his acting is so great-- he makes it so real, that we can hardly stand it! I kept worrying about his cuts and bruises being super painful, and then had to remind myself…. It’s makeup!! 

ESTHER: Yes, it's difficult for us to separate JKS from Dae Gil, kkk. Oh noo, right from the start, so sad…. Dae Gil woke up in the boat and asked his grandpa Eyepatch Num for his father. Eyepatch told  him the truth, that Man Geum died two hours ago. Too late to do anything...Ahhh, I am in pain watching him! His loud scream is still in my ears even now.

Friday, April 22, 2016

[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-22

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘은 "장근석닷넷"에서 커피차를 서포트 하였습니다!  조선센터 대길! 힘내세요!
@JKS_cri_j3 [Daebak Support] Today "Jang Keun Suk.Net" is supporting coffee truck! Downtown Joseon, Daegil! Fighting!

[Pics] Jang Keun SuK on the cover of SKY Perfect TV guidebook May issue.

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[DAEBAK drama recap] Episode 7

Writer : Liana Yus
Editor : Val Kaye Taozen and Tabby
Picture credit: SBS

Both baby tigers, Dae Gil and Prince Yeoning, attempt to show their claws, but with no experience or wisdom, their efforts are wasted. Nevertheless, in time these two baby tigers will grow stronger. This episode marks the beginning of their changing lives. For Dae Gil, it’s the beginning of his journey to become the person we first glimpsed in the first episode. He experiences how badly the lowest humans in Joseon society are treated.  As for Prince Yeoning, he must become more aware of the eyes and ears in a palace where people have no respect for him because of his origin. He also discovers that In Jwa is, indeed, a very dangerous opponent. 

Recap begins:

Instead of starting with the end of episode 6, we start with someone spying at a closed-door meeting between In Jwa and a few ministers. They busily discuss their successful plan so far in installing Crown Prince Yoon as prince regent but, nonetheless, are more cautious concerning the king. They realize the king's unpredictability. In Jwa suggests that for them to have full control, they have to change the person who sits at the highest position of power.  Suddenly, the doors slide open revealing Prince Yeoning, eyes blazing. Yeoning is too young and too righteous to understand he is, as yet, no match for the seasoned politicians and In Jwa. As usual, In Jwa takes control of the situation by saying they were merely discussing philosophy. 

[Pics] DIY JKS Magazine - Daebak (The Royal Gambler) EP07-08 SNAPSHOTS

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[Article] Jang Geun Suk’s 9 Most Memorable Performances

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The year is 2009. The drama is “You’re Beautiful.” The heartthrob is Jang Geun Suk.

If you didn’t know Jang Geun Suk before his career-defining performance as Hwang Tae Kyung in the Hallyu-changing drama, then this drama probably put him on your radar. He may have recently taken a hiatus, but he’s back to prove his chops in Jackpot. While we’re waiting for the next episodes to come out, let’s reminisce about all of his best roles on the small and silver screen from 2006 until, well, now.

Monday, April 18, 2016

[Pics] DIY Daebak (The Royal Gambler) WP.

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[Pics - PD notes #16] Daegil from SBS website drama ‘Daebak (The Royal Gambler)’

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[Pics Episode 07] Daegil from SBS website, 2016-04-18

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[Photo] Lotte Hotel Busan Instagram, 2016-04-18

lottehotel_busan LOTTE Hotel Busan's model 'Jang Keun Suk'
#jangkeunsuk #jks #근석 #kpop #koreanactor #kpopfans #lottehotelbusan #asiaprince


[Article] Actor Jang Keun Suk’s Completely Recharged by Fans’ Love which Includes Buffet-Style Banquet!

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Trans Credit: Lola Devung

Fans of actor Jang Keun Suk are praying for the "big hit" of the drama "Daebak". 

[Trans] Tree-J Company Twitter, 2016-04-17

@treeJ_company 뱀 뜯어먹고 멍석말이 당하고…독기 품은 한류스타 장근석 (출처 : 연합뉴스 | 네이버 TV연예)
@treeJ_company Biting a snake, wrapped in a mat with a poisonous look Hallyu star Jang Keun Suk (Source: AP | Naver TV Entertainment)


[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-17

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘은 "삼재 극뽁 장근석 파블들"에서 커피차를 서포트 하였습니다!  더이상 진격은 No! 장배우님 화이팅!
@JKS_cri_j3 [Daebak support] Today “overcome adversities Jang Keun Suk group” is supporting coffee truck! NO More attacks! Actor Jang, fighting!


[DAEBAK REVIEW] The ahjumma and the new eel series: review, thoughts and impression of Daebak drama episode 4

In chat mode…
by Esther Noloc and Beth Wagner
Guest: Mamacri Chan

The fourth episode is here, girls! After watching the preview of this episode, I think we will be both laughing and crying, so maybe now is a good time to prepare with a box of tissues just in case. Let's laugh and cry together in this chat, talking about every detail!

Esther: Hi Beth, we have Mamacri from Europe here in this chat again. Even though we are from different countries and cultures, we agree on a lot of things—united minds as JKS eels.

Mamacri: Hi again girls...this episode left us breathless...wanting more, much more! We want to keep watching what our dear Gae Ddong is going to do next. I am so enjoying this story and his fabulous acting. It has really been amazing to see the quality of this drama!

Beth: Hi there sisters! I agree Mamacri. As happy as I was to finally see him in a drama, and watch as it aired live, I am even more happy that he chose so well! He really picked one with a perfect story, director, and cast to work with. Eels all agree or Prince has incredible acting talent of course, but I think Daebak is really giving him the chance to showcase it to the world. 

Esther: Well, here it goes, and oh my gosh! Our boy is soo expressive, so intense! When Gae Ddong spotted Dam Seo on the horse, almost in slow motion like in a movie romantic scene, did you see how his jaw hung open and his eyes opened wide? He even fell over his own feet and landed on his backside. It was so charming how he closed his eyes and shook himself like he couldn’t believe she was real.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-16

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘은 '장근석의 희둥달카윰"에서 커피차를 서포트 하였습니다! 사정 상 간식은 안되고 커피차만 가능합니다. 고맙습니다!
@JKS_cri_j3 [Daebak support] Today JKS HDDKY is supporting coffee truck! For certain circumstances, no snacks, only coffee and tea are served. Thank you!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

[DAEBAK drama recap] Episode 6

Writer: Lola Devung 
Editor: Val Kaye Taozen and Tabby
Picture credit : SBS

“You change for two reasons: Either you learn enough that you want to, or you’ve been hurt enough that you have to.” ~ unknown

[Month in review] March 2016

March Month in Review by Esther Noloc and Le Lamb
Photo credits: Nancy Terry

The month of March arrived
and all the eels were excited
because Suk's drama started
lets celebrate with the Cri J wallpaper.

[Pics] DIY JKS Magazine - Daebak (The Royal Gambler) EP05-06 SNAPSHOTS

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[DAEBAK Appendix] Yi In Jwa - Villain and Rebel

Writer: Valerie Kaye Taozen from TEF Original post : Epiphany blog

Admin note: Today we posted an additional instalment of the appendix, about the mean villain in Daebak drama - Yi in Jwa, becasue we thought it will give an informative background about him to Daebak's viewer.

In the opening scenes of Daebak, The Royal Gambler, we meet the drama’s primary antagonist: Yi In-jwa. When I first encountered Yi In-jwa while watching the teasers and trailers, I thought he was a character straight out of the screenwriter’s imagination. But then I began to wonder when episode one began.

Friday, April 15, 2016

[Trans] CRI-J Twitter, 2016-04-14

@JKS_cri_j3 [대박 서포트] 오늘은 디시인사이드 장근석갤러리에서 커피차를 서포트하여 주셨습니다!
@JKS_cri_j3 [Daebak Support] Today, DC Inside Jang Keun Suk gallery is supporting coffee truck!