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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 22 days ago

The first episode of Kim Hyun Joong's comeback drama records a disappointing viewer rating of 0.1%

Kim Hyun Joong
'When Time Stopped' is off to a rough start. 

On October 24, the new KBS W drama starring Kim Hyun Joong and Ahn Ji Hyun aired its first episode. According to Nielsen Korea, episode 1 recorded a low viewer rating of 0.1%. 

Netizens are coldly reacting to Kim Hyun Joong's comeback. This is Kim Hyun Joong's first production since his controversy with the ex-girlfriend. Many left comments of criticism, stating, "Seriously, did they have to use him out of all the other actors?," "It's too late. What he has done cannot be undone," "Don't want to see him on TV," "Besides from his controversy, his acting just sucks."

Meanwhile, 'When Time Stopped' is a 12-episode fantasy romance drama telling the story of Moon Joon Woo (Kim Hyun Joong), who has the ability to stop time, and Kim Sun Ah (Ahn Ji Hyun) who enters his supernatural world.



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changminbaby 22 days ago 14
22 days ago

i was hoping that the rating is low because of the story of the drama or horrible acting etc not about his controversy..

im not defending him here but if im not wrong both him and his gf did things its not onesided, his crime is not even that big if im not wrong the gf lied about a lot of things and ended up in jail ... people should look past that and ask is that person a good actor? knetizens cant see the difference btw personal issues and to be professional and criticize the work of someone not just drop it just for his personal life

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MyEuphoria 22 days ago 7
22 days ago

Image is very important, especially for romantic roles. Not many people will look too deeply at his situation to figure out if he did or didn't do what he was accused of.

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jade091 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Agree.

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teleri 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Well that's putrid. This lying creature has a lot to answer for. She's been proven a liar. Poor KHJ :(

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Jonis 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

AGREE !

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Miapam 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Ratings are good on Viki - 9.7 out of 10. I guess the international audience is not as small minded and judging based on drama -- not anything else. Everybody needs forgiveness at least once in their lives and probably more often than we care to admit. This is a career - not a hobby for this young man. Personal matters aired in public and resolved should be enough for viewers. Why the backlash?


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tristanah 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Drama is produced for KBS World that is a pay channel for outside Korea audience. The Koreans haven't access at this channel on their TVs, only on internet. KBS W can be watched live or YT channel were dramas are subtitled in Eng after a week or two. I don't know how the ratings are calculated in this case bcs this isn't a domestic channel as are KBS1 and 2 so Koreans pretty much haven't a say excepting the haters who follow on internet so drama wasn't rejected by Korean large public. The article is written by an ignorant.

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tristanah 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Sorry for confusion that previous article produced me: "Kim Hyun Joong answers a question about his son during 'When Time Stopped' press conference". There it's written : "SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong attended the press conference for his upcoming KBS-World drama 'When Time Stopped' on October 23."

Based on this I wrote my comment but it's not KBS-World but KBS Women, a pay cable channel for domestic feminine audience.

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jade091 22 days ago 9
22 days ago

I can't look at him the same way how I used to when I first saw him on BOF and Playful Kiss :/

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Carman 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

His BOF Yoon Ji Hoo image is completely shattered! Agree with you 💯 %!

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way0leto 22 days ago 5
22 days ago

i really like him in BOF more than lee min ho. and i like him more in playfull kiss... but now, i can't see him in the same way i saw him..

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deanrose 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I agree ._.

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NgohiongPuso 22 days ago 9
22 days ago

He might've won the legal battles but in the eyes and the heart of the people... it's totally different.

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IrisRose 21 days ago 6
21 days ago

I supposed that's because they are all perfect and have never ever ever made a mistake.

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Carman 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Mistakes could be big/huge etc or small/minor...Are you suggesting people who made mistakes cant share their opinions ever?

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Irish Rose is saying its not right for people who have made mistakes to condem others. some people here are just sharing thier opinions others are being nasty and condeming..

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NgohiongPuso 19 days ago 3
19 days ago

I get what you mean but it's actually a non sequitur. It does not follow that you are not perfect then you cannot condemn someone. Well in the ideal world... no one will ever be condemned because everyone is perfect. But it's reality... Someone can make a mistake and everyone has the right to say shit about your mistake even if they themselves are sinners... That is why they invented the word, Hypocrisy.


In short... everyone has the right to condemn someone no matter and whatever. :)

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Monica 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

all u do is rush and throw the rock at the other, u don't take a good look at yourselves.

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KHJUSAfan 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Thisbis where that Honor South Korean peoplenare renowned for being so proud of should kick in... whats the Honorable thing to do when you have mistakenly wronged them??? Simple Make amends. In this case go back to supporting him for his talent aknowledge him for the positive light and love and concern south korea has gotten from abroad because of fans love of him.

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IrisRose 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

People in Korea may be unforgiving and won't watch, but the rest of the world wants to watch and are waiting for subtitles. Unfortunately that does not help the ratings, but believe me, there are going to be A LOT of people watching this drama and Kim Hyun Joong once those subtitles are out.

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SS501SS301 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Yup I'm one of them too!

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

heck I have watched both released episodes multipule times already even with out subtitles you can follow the story line the acting is that good by all cast members... I will be watching again when subtitles are completed..

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KHJUSAfan 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

trending #4 on viki weekly in USA trending #1 on viki weeky in india.

thrres also BSPnon youtube and of course now that KBS woman audiance has requested reairing in earlierntime slot there are no more reports on ratings..


Just like media refusing to report on his Take my Hand tour in Japan.. Even a stright fact article i submitted here on AKP about His Japan Tour was taken down. However in Japan where at least one entertainment magazine did a full feature several paged article on him.. would that i could read that magazine...


So sick and tired of the Media bias bull pucky... its two years since he returned to us and some fans are just finding out he is back and working because of limited biased reports on this drama.

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Oh_welll 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

karma.

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

wasn't it proven that his girlfriend had lied about most of the things and that he was unjustly crusified in media?

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bangeryun94 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Yes, all of that is true. It doesn't matter.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

:(

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jenna 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I feel bad for him! People makes mistakes. We are humans not robots! No one is perfect! We don’t know exactly what happen in close doors! I don’t believe in media anymore! First they said hyunjoong was at fault and later on than his girlfriend made it up. I don’t know anymore! Let’s not judge! I am gonna watch his drama. If its good drama, i am continue to watch it!

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BangDaeJae 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

Even though he's innocent, he's honestly not that great of an actor. I've recently watched some of his other stuff and honestly the lead would have been better going to someone more skilled.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

watch this one... his expressions at certain times are priceless

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BangDaeJae 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

I'm trying, I'm giving it a fair shot but I just can't get into his acting at all. I love his music often but I'm really hoping to see some acting improvement throughout this.

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KHJUSAfan 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Awesome..just because I adore KHJ and like pretty much all he has done I dont expect everyone will. all i ask is he be treated fairly as a person and an artist. im even fine with people who want to choose not to support him because of his personal life... what i cant stand is people who want to slander him and villify him and crusify him publicly inspite of all the evidence that shows he didnt do the things choi claimed..

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renapxn 22 days ago 26
22 days ago

Controversy aside, his acting is terrible. Even back in BOF it was terrible.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 20
21 days ago

why do people state thier opinions as fact? no his acting isnt terrible its terrible in your opinion... or you feel his acting is terrible. he has won awards for his acting and many people like myself believe he is a good actor.

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renapxn 21 days ago 19
21 days ago

One would think by now that people would realise that awards are handed out for popularity in Korea, not for skills..

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teleri 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

BOF was his first drama - he's improved with each one. Also, in BOF and in Playful Kiss, the characters he portrayed were supposed to be unemotional types (JiHoo was very guarded and reticent, PK lead had Asperger's). Not really characters with a wide range of emotions in other words. Perfect in fact for a beginner.
He did very well in Inspiring Generation according to critics, and so far is doing quite well in this one. There are several idol actors who really are much worse than KHJ, and have not shown the improvement he has.

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hohliu 22 days ago 13
22 days ago

So his huge army of fans make up 0.1% in SK, He has huge international fans but that ratings is not included. I did not expect his drama to be so unpopular. I guess, even if he is innocent. SK is just not warming to his acting thus there is so little support. I will watch ep1. Just to see how if the story is worth following. Only 12eps.

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teleri 22 days ago 10
22 days ago

You know that huge army of fans is largely international - the streaming rights outside of Korea are what will make this drama pay (I'm sure that's what the makers of it and the broadcasting station are thinking).

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SS501SS301 21 days ago 6
21 days ago

It was actually the same with Playful Kiss as well - the viewership ratings in Korea were really low but overseas it was really high, so they made 7 special episodes for the drama and released it on YouTube just mainly for the overseas fans. I think it's gonna be the same case with this drama too :-/


I think the only drama of his which did well where he was the main lead is Inspiring Generation, because that seems to have a lot of good viewership ratings. And tbh it was an interesting drama which lots of interesting cast members. Literally most of the main cast and the support cast members were my favourite or rather became my favourite after watching the drama - Im Soo Hyang, Song Jae Rim (GAH HE SO FINE as Moo Il Hwa), Kim Sung Oh (*LOVED* him in Fight My Way!), Jin Se Yeon.


Anyways I'm still gonna hope the best for this drama. Viki is taking years to sub it and there are no other kdrama sites that have it fully subbed as they seem to be taking it off Viki. Don't think they have a subbing team for this drama, but I'm gonna be patient and watch it on Viki after it's fully subbed.

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hohliu 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

You are right there. His Japan fanbase is huge. And inter too.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

scarlet heart reyo pulled poor ranking in SK also but was a huge success internationally.. we are going to see When Time Stopped pick up speed as soon as its subs are out..

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hohliu 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Can you speak Korean? I cannot unfortunately so I cannot sub it..

Update: eps1 98%subbed!!

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PINKYSKPOP 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Oh get over it they both was wrong. Stars in the states are way worse. I hate it how people thing the can judge people. What the hell happened to forgiveness. I love it and I wish him the best. This is why I hate people.

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Princess25 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I think Koreans need to stop being jugdmental, because they crucify these celebrities alot over little things,that is why they end up being depressed and commit suicide... We are all humans, and we are bound to make mistakes... The low ratings are not because of his acting,but the story line....

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jeyjin 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

There are probably people who don’t know that he was proven innocent or aren’t convinced. No matter what the outcome was, all that shit destroyed his image.

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hafsanw 22 days ago 22
22 days ago

but he came up innocent why they’re still treating him like this

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borahae 22 days ago 20
22 days ago

he admitted to some violent behavior and that ruined him. people see a red spot and it's a sea of blood from there...

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago 15
22 days ago

i dont think people know abt him being found innocent to most of the stuff and the girlfriend making things up. Fans judged him before they knew everything and that is why they are still mad. Facts are never needed in Korea, just like with Park Bom.

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hafsanw 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

ah ok, thank you for clarifying it

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magdalenec 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

because Korean society that is why...they can make people die in no matter of time. it just makes me sick. look on how much international support korean celebs get... people make mistakes.. but people also pay for those mistakes..I respect Korea for what ot has accomplished so far from so many points of view.. but when it comes about Korean society.. I just get mad. people get bullied in schools. people get bullied at work, women are mistreated and so many people choose to die as they cannot handle it. and this because they re being so judgemental. it is just sick. this person has paid so much, too much for things we will never know they were true or not...this person is trying to recover so that someday his child is going to be proud of him.. this person is a human being at the end of the day... like we all are. you cannot respect him as an artist? respect him as a human being. no one has the right to judge the other.. especially when there is no valid background to do so. there is the law who is doing that and should do that. It breaks my heart to see so much hate..when the only good thing that all these haters could do, would be to get along with their own lives...

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IrisRose 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Gawd, people are so unforgiving and hard-hearted. Gawd forbid any of them ever make a mistake and have to be forgiven. His only mistake was choosing a monster for a girlfriend. And you won't forgive him for that. Well, good luck to you when you make a mistake. Oh, you don't make mistakes? You're perfect? Well, then, you can be judgmental.

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Linlex 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Korea! why do you want to lose a artist? Don't do it. Hyun Joong, fighting!


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shakesmilk 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Not surprising, not a lot of people would watch him after all that controversy. It'll take time so til then, good luck to him.

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jeyjin 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

The only thing he’s guilty of is falling in love with the wrong person. I’ll watch the first episode too just to support him

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

its really good...

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MiriamUndCh 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

You were waiting to publish this as all the negizen who did even see the drama, but they came to attack him because of his ignorance and hatred of the victim.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

This is not a news piece. why because it only reporting half of what the originaln article said the article was how netizens were torn on the dtama... mentioned several positve posts well.

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sayeh 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

his acting was never good but we have to concider that 90% of male actors who “now” u all worship ,hadnt an acceptable acting in their first works so we all need to remember his acting was awful in BOF but now he has improved a lot allootttt .

so one thing can be concluded and it’s this thing that when u all were worshiping him there waere good actors like ji chang wook who had nice acting but never received the love and attention that hyunniiii received those daysssss .it toke a long time for actor like ji chang wook to be seen .so stop saying khj has bad acting skill and those staffs cause acting skill is not a matter for people like u

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sayeh 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

i cant get why korean people are so hursh on him ? what has he done to deserve all this hate???? kpop and kdrama owe to him also much and you all knowwww . are you all innocent ? you havent done anything wrong? can you ensure you wont make one in future ? untill when you are going to be this hursh ????

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Sheddinglove 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

wtf are you kidding me they are basically blaming him for everything his ex did to him. They have a no heart its sickening to see people talk like that to treat him that way like he is nothing. She lied about the whole thing even adminted it to on top of that they still blame him and treat him like he really did it after the facts after all these years she said she lied and manipulated everything into her liking he does need this hate smh

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

the thing that gets me is they are all about honor... well to me the honorable thing to do now would be get behind him and support him. to make up for believeing in yhe lies choi foisted off on them.

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BangtanVIP 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

this perfectly shows how important image in media is. I don't know what the exact truth is but nether less his reputation is bad after the scandal and I kinda feel sorry for him. His acting will always be overshadowed with that thing. Its actually kind of scary how people can love you and watch your shows and the next minute nobody wants to see you. I just hope he will live is life better now and learn from his mistakes. I will always remember him as a cast in BOF since it was my first korean drama I watched :)

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Audrey_zz 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

For me an actor is a public figure who is someone a lot of people look up to. And after doing something so awful, I am not ready to forgive him just because I was his fan before. It is about common decency. Sorry folks so will not be watching this drama. Just stating my opinion here.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

in my opionion if you were ever truly his fan you would know enlight of all the evidence and court rulings he didnt do something that aweful. he also doesnt need forgivness for something he didnt do.. watch or dont watch thats up to you..because you are entitled to your opionion..

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Jonis 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

AGREE !!!

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Sehunicron 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

a lot of dramas start out bad then improve later. this could be one of those

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

the drama is really really good

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NKE 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

We were not there to say what did or didn't happen or to choose sides. Honestly it is not our business. I respect him as an actor and I am happy he is back and I will look forward to this drama and hopefully many more from him.

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klesly 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

i need to watch the drama to really know if it sucks or not... but i'm happy for his comeback

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Raly 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

I liked the drama, I'm waiting for the next episodes.

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Temperance23 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

First things first, this man was a victim of a woman who lied and tried to destroy his career. She was found guilty of crimes that were meant to destroy him and were illegal. Through it all he didn't do anything disrespectful to her, he fought in court and also did him military service. He has a child that he doesn't want brought out into this mess and obviously wants to be with. I read the comments and wonder if some of these people are really fans or are they just out there to bash someone who was taken advantage of. He never beat this female or did any of the things he was accused of doing. He had a child out of wedlock, obviously she wanted more from him. He's never said he wouldn't take care of his child, she prevented that. When she didn't get it, she lied, created fake evidence, including emails to ruin him. Her crimes were found, investigated and now he has been proven innocent. So to those out there, stop judging him and give him a chance. No one is without mistakes in this life, and from reading some comments, some out there would prefer to spread hate and think the worse than be happy that he's not the person some hateful female would have you think. This drama is great so far, the acting the story line. Give him a chance, f not at least let others give it a chance without your hateful comments.

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Andreher 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I'm feeling so bad for him, I have been waiting for his come back, I am a fan of this oppa and will forever be, I'm just waiting for English subtitles then off we go I watched playful kiss multiple times, BOF, inspiring generations because I can't get enough of him. I love his poker face and I'm glad to be born in his era. Kim Hyun Joong FIGHTING SUNBAENIM.

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KHJUSAfan 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I am watching now with subs... the dialog fills the gaps with details that just the visuals leave. I still love this drama. its cute sweet charming has light humerous moments. the music chosen fits the scenes its played in well. it justbflows together really well... the best thing about this drama is the story line and the Chemstry between the actors.. there relationships dont come off understated or exagerated... this makes the characters feel more natural and real. I really hope people will take the time to watch it. I watch alot of asian dramas this drama is probably my number 2 pick of the year.. Cdrama ryui royal love in the palace would be my number 1... number 3 lawless lawyer.. 4 all out of love...5 hospital ship..6 100 days my prince. 7 devilish joy..8 your honor 9 love to the end and 10 My ID is Gangnam Beauty ( this would be higher except the ending felt like it just wasnt finished.) that gives you an idea of dramas i like

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mifzalaudadi 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Hyung.. FIGHTING...don't worry about the past, Be strong, Keep going forward. I wish you the best...

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Fritzb 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I'm not sure what kind of ratings they were expecting. KBS W is minor cable channel, which never pulls in any kind of sizable ratings. If they really expected the show to do well, they would have broadcast it on KBS2, where people might actually see it.

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LYP 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I'm currently watching the series on viki, giving support to Kim Hyun Joong <3.

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Itisallshit 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

He was just lucky to get the role in BOF which he hated. The TRUTH is he is still famous ONLY because of that opportunity. And he continued selecting roles that don't suit him at all !

More than the controversy, this is the main reason none of his other works did well.

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teleri 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

That role in BOF was perfectly suited to a newbie actor like him - and Playful Kiss lead as well. Both suited him very well indeed, acting ability notwithstanding. He did a great job in Inspiring Generation - an opinion voiced by various critics (ie not just fans of his).
We've only got 2 episodes so far - he seems to be doing better than he did in his first 2 dramas already :D

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

if ones negative critic is hes wooden when acting at very least his wide variety of expression in just the 1st 2 episodes of this drama go along way towards dispelling that...

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dc222a 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Isn't KBS W like an obscure cable channel. Yes, it's a KBS channel, but with far lower reach?

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teleri 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Yes - and I think it's airing at 11 pm as well.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

yes its time slot not many awake.. and some koreans are viewing on Viki

edit: they have it set for rebroadcast at an earlier time on monday 29th.. because people requested it because they missed it... maybe that will up the ratings

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mirusako 22 days ago 0
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Mitch1 22 days ago 4
22 days ago

i doubt the low rating is due to his past controversy but more on the fact that thwe plot is already tired and used..and he's not really that good of an a tor based on his past acting skills

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

yes there have been alot of time shift type plots this deals with time in a fresh new way... dont judge it with out watching because you dont wanna watch yet another knock off of scarlet heart reyo...or roof top prince... because if thats the case you are so missing out

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Mitch1 20 days ago 2
20 days ago

why would i judge it when i haven't seen it yet? i'm just speculating as to the reason why it has low ratings

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Semsem828 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

I don't think, this low rating only because of his issue, I think it's more because of the lake of the story, there isn't any new about this plot and also the lake of his acting skills

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KHJUSAfan 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

story.. a sweet young girl trying to keep her building while a nasty loan shark trys to take it away. enters a mischiveous and sassy thief who just happens to have power to stop time and restores antiques.. another thier with power to shift appreance, a team of reapers whos job it is to catch people with super powers... I watch alot of dramas and i havent seen this before... I am so curious to see how it all plays out in the next 10 episodes

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KHJUSAfan 2 hours ago 0
2 hours ago

ahh just thought i would share an article that this one used as a scource. Just to show how writer intentionally tried to control narative to paint KHJ as only despised and unwanted...

https://www.kpopmap.com/netizens-are-divided-with-kim-hyunjoong-return-with-drama-when-time-stopped/

from reading the article and the comments you will see that in the article negative and positive comments where fairly even. however the comments lean heavily in favor of KHJ return.

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KHJUSAfan 1 day ago 0
1 day ago

hey guess what thanks to a friend i found root articke for this biased one... https://www.kpopmap.com/netizens-are-divided-with-...

read thebarticle and the comments.. because the possitive are more then the negative.. as we are seeing here and on Soompi.. a few haters are commenting thier ugly yes but most commentsbare actually positive.. so maybe the editors sbould read csrefully and take note the tide is turning and people are showing more live then Hate for KHJ... stop now with the negative BS and start balnced fair reporting let the past go and focus on what he us doing now.. if you do story on scandal do a proper report start to finish include all investigations and court findings... because thats actual news.

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KHJUSAfan 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

on a just one streaming site When Time Stopped already has over 35,000 views. sadly because these sites dont have permission to stream these views dont go to actual ratings for the drama but they do show the dramas popularity... dont ask me to name the site because I wont say as I dont want to become foder for the masses if the site is removed for copyright violations.

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KHJUSAfan 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Episode 4... soooo good i dont wanna do spoliers... but if your not watching yhis drama your missing a really great drama its full of humor and sweet tender moments and keeps you waiting to see what nexts as little pices fall into place giveing way to more questions.. I am hooked.. have to waitva whole week till ep 5.....sigh

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KHJUSAfan 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

ep 3 When Time Stopped Moon Joon Woo steals hearts from Boys Over Flowers Yoon Ji hoo...

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Bethbeez 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

All the gf drama aside... I've never been a fan of his acting. Mischevious Kiss was trash imo.

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KHJUSAfan 17 days ago 0
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Darcy08 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

Kim Hyun Joong has not been very fortunate over the past few years with all his dirty laundry airing in public. Yet he's a public figure with an image to maintain, image that was severely tarnished by his actions.


He made his bed and then he had to lay on it whether he liked it or not. Korea's audience is famous for not being very forgiving of idol's misdeeds and forgeting takes time. Perhaps it would have been wise for Kim Hyun Joong to lay low a bit more or take a supporting role in a drama to earn the public's respect again.


He needs to work to earn money to live and acting in a drama as a lead, knowing that he will face public outlash, knowing that all his dirty laundry will be brought to surface again, knowing that the audience will judge him by the wrongs he has done it's very courageous of him.


I don't think he is a good actor but I respect his courage and determination to accept a lead role in a main TV network knowing what he would have to endure for it. Kim Hyun Joong has had to move on with his life and hopefully the audience will move on with their and judge him solely on his performance rather than on his personal life. Everyone makes mistakes and they shouldn't have to be constantly punished for them over and over and over again.

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KHJUSAfan 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

other than where all the guilt was asigned to the victim... they rest of what darcy said is accurate

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Kunii 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Is this drama worth watching, i'm already like following 7-8 weekly airing dramas now, not sure if i have time to add another one to watch weekly

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

my opionion is yes if you want to watch a sweet charming magical drama that is interspersed with comidix moments..

each character has unique lil quirks and charms all thier own even the small roles..an example from ep 1 begining a drill sargent like french interpreter. its hard to be more discriptive without giveing the best parts away... one scene with Joon Woo character isbgonna make you either jump with a lil halloween type fright or bust out laughing one of its one my favorite scenes

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vpriyajr 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

keeping his controversy aside he was never a good actor to start with.. he is one of the worst idol-actors..

if he is interested in acting so much then he should have taken up a supporting role instead..

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

ummmm he does the acting not so much for himself but because his Henecia want it... he is all about his music...

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vpriyajr 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

what is henecia? his agency?

i have seen playful kiss and bof and heard abt his controversy.. apart from that i dont know much about him..

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IrisRose 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

So many grudges. So many opinions formed without sufficient evidence. So much negativity. So much hypocritical judgment. I am supposing that all these haters have never ever made a mistake in their entire pure lives. Well guess what: hating and intentionally lying when the truth is in front of you is a sin: mr and ms perfect.

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D_Liam 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

To be honest, he isn't a great actor anyway. Even without that controversy, the long hiatus and the lack of recognition as a A-list actor, he will soon be forgotten by koreans. It's not like he's won bin or something. even lee jun ki is loosing his momentum after military.

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ShhItsChae 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Well he is a pretty bad actor and not very nice man (from media reports). I don't blame people for watching something else. The synopsis doesn't sound very good either. I do feel bad for the other people involved as they don't necessarily deserve the same treatment.

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KHJUSAfan 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

If you read all the media reports you would known He is a good man who was prey to a vishious snake.

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tristanah 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

I wonder if this article is malicious or ignorant or both, the author should apologize.

This drama is produced for KBS World. This channel isn't for Korean public as KBS1 or KBS2 are, so the ratings are irrelevant.

From Wikipedia: "KBS World is a South Korean pay television channel operated by Korean Broadcasting System aimed at international audiences outside South Korea. It was launched on 1 July 2003 and mainly broadcast in Korean, but subtitles in English, Chinese and Malay are also provided. Apart from the signals from Seoul, there are three separate services operated by KBS's subsidiaries for specific market: the Japanese version of KBS World, operated by KBS Japan, targets Japanese audiences, the Indonesian version of KBS World, operated by OKTN, targets Indonesian audiences, while the American version of KBS World, operated by KBS America, targets Koreans in North and South America."

KBS World will subtitled the episodes in English maybe from next week or so and also drama can be seen live on IT.
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Fritzb 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Actually, KBS World and KBS W are not the same thing. As you said KBS World is an international channel for worldwide audiences. It typically rebroadcasts shows that air in Korea on KBS1 and KBS2 for international audiences.


KBS W on the other hand is a cable/satellite channel that airs in Korea with content specifically targeted to women (hence the W). Most of its content are reruns of shows that air on KBS1 or KBS2, but it does sometimes offer exclusive content, like the drama 'When Time Stopped'. As a cable channel, it typically has a much smaller audience than any of the big-3 network stations or even the more popular cable/satellite channels, like tvN, OCN, or JTBC.


I'm not really sure what kind of ratings they expected for this show. KBS W rarely (if ever) pulls in even 1% viewership. A figure of 0.1% doesn't surprise me in the least.

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tristanah 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I didn't know about KBS W(omen). Sorry for confusion and thank you for clarification.

Actually the article "Kim Hyun Joong answers a question about his son during 'When Time Stopped' press conference" is the source of my confusion bcs there it's written "SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong attended the press conference for his upcoming KBS-World drama 'When Time Stopped' on October 23. " so at least I have an excuse.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Thanks for this breath of rationality.

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7822 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Shut up allkpop,😡 it's so interesting that you were dead When the final court outcome was released You didn't say anything about it although we all saw how you helped his gf and released her lies without any case & valid document & evidence!!!😏

and when his new drama start you also start to hurt him by your destructive article.😑


To Korean people : stop hating and annoying KHJ.

After four years He was found innocent in court, so there isn't any reason to make him sad.

it's his right to can leave as a human and has a happy life. please try to understand it.

All kpopers from whole of world are against you cause all see how you treat with your celebrities, I don't know why but you can't understand they are human too. You are destroying your image by hating him. Be careful.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

On Viki there are 1456 reviews... of this drama.. 14 give it 1 star half of those are for no subs the other half are haters...there are 13 reviews with 3 to 5 stars all because of no subs.. all the rest are between 7 and 10 stars... with and again the lower ranking is because of no subs... its a very good drama....


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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

oh reviews are up to 2032 and still vast majority are 10 stars higest markings that can be given...

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2fat 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

I tried to watch it last night but it's pretty terrible. The first subs that came out are awful too. The writing and production value is bad, and he's wooden as usual.

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teleri 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Totally disagree. I totally enjoy this genre and thought he did very well indeed. The writing is decent so far, and the production value seems quite high considering this is a cable/minor broadcast station.

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2fat 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

It was terrible and anyone not blinded by their previous attachment too him can see that.

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teleri 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I'm not blinded - I happen to like this genre a great deal. I BTW did NOT like Boys Over Flowers very much because I've hated the MANGA for years - same with Playful Kiss. Deal. I just watched those for the pretty.
This one, I actually like the storyline very much so far. That scene of him stealing the painting - TOTALLY awesome. Plus when he saves her - last scene of the first episode - epic :D
So, sorry, I do like the drama itself, KHJ or no KHJ.

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nekoabc 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

he should lay low picking the minor role though... His acting is still bad and his image already ruined, people can't love an unknown person so suddenly.... He should gain trust slowly..

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KHJUSAfan 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

honestly he took this drama and the lead role for a couple of reasons. he has always been facinated with time as a superpower so doing the role would be fun. and two (probably but not nessicerily more important) KHJ likes to make his fans happy making them happy makes him happy and fills him with energy. for two years now Henecia have been asking when he would be acting again... he got this script he liked it... he nearly turned down the role do to schedualing issues with his already planed japan tour. but he pushed himself to work hard and do it for his fans. giving up his vacation time to do the drama.. wraped filming just a few days before begining tour...

people cant love you if you hide in shame when you havnt done anything wrong. KHJ has never been one to worry about negative things he focuses on the positive and pushes through. people who are going to like him will like him those set on hating him will hate him... so rather than be miserable trying to appease people who cant be appeased KHJ just lives his life being the best he can be doing the best he can do.. tomorrow isnt garunteed so we can plan for the future but live for today.

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MAHWESH_CHISHTI 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

A true fan is a one who supports n defends in good or worst days of career..! I'm from Pakistan n and iam going to watch his drama.. till the end.. !!! Way to go..@ !!!!!

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Exo_l_innercircl 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

i have always been a fan of Kim hyun joong since BOF and he was the 1st Korea celebrity I have been fan of and I will always continue to be his fan forever😘😘😘 we have waited for you and finally you are back and we hope to see you more in dramas and variety shows pliz come to ask us anything 😅😅 and I wish you all the happiness and success in your life.... #just ignore the negativity in your life and walk away... No matter what we will always keep supporting you.... I love you soooo much KJH 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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methodman88 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Just end it now. Kill off the character and say that it was a 2 part movie

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SadChemE 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

He admitted to being physical with her and hurting her. Yeah he was found innocent but that isnt something that can be forgotten regardless of rulings when he himself admitted to such a thing. Sorry not sorry cant support him

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bangeryun94 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

No he didn't. He was blackmailed into saying that. That's a bit of a difference.

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Momoni 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Koreans do not forget easily ....

One of the worst people on the internet next to Americans

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KHJUSAfan 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I really dont like dumping all koreans or all americans into worst people on the internet catagory. quite often broad scoped declerations like that are simply untrue. also people dont need to forget to get over it and move on.. we should never forget our experiances good or bad because we risk losing the lessons we learn from them.

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Hyungshi 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

wow he image is tarnished to the ground... I guess we won't be expecting any extension on this drama.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

its a 12 episode drama no eztentions.. he is busy makong albums and touring gave up his vacation to flim the drama because his Henecia wanted to see him do dramas again as well

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Edith323 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Sok sikert kívánunk neki színészként, zenészként egyaránt. Magánéletében Pedig Igaz szerelmet, szeretetet és boldog családi életet. KHJ <3 <3 <3 <3

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Carman 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Because of him, netizens hating on the group too! So sad!

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BaekJangMi 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

I absolutely fell in love with his character in Boys Over Flowers, but knowing what he's done just takes away the magic of kdramas. I wish he could be more like Ji Hoo in real life, but as we all know, not all men are like me in kdramas (sadly). I don't think he should have the pleasure of having a show on TV after the horrible things he's done. It's too late. He messed his own life up and I don't feel any sympathy for a man who would do such a think and then show up in a drama as if nothing happened. It's so hard to see his face and see Ji Hoo, which has been my problem because I need to realize that he is not his character... I think it is appropiate that his drama got bad ratings and I don't feel any sympathy for him.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

So you really need to update your information on this case. Unless you are one of the ones who are disenchanted with him because he's not JiHoo, and because he does enjoy casual sex, of course,& has bad taste in women - or you just find it despicable that he got a DUI no matter what the circumstances. If you find those things 'horrible' well I can't argue.
I find his acting fit very well with his first 2 dramas, and he improved a great deal with Inspiring Generation. This one, looks like he's doing very well so far but only 2 episodes in.

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KHJUSAfan 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

he didnt do horrible things.. he did do one bad thing the DUI...and he took his punishment and apologized

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Carman 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Definitely agree! My BOF Ji-hoo was long gone! I realize I only live Yoon Ji Hio and not KHJL

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sandybee3 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

i don't really think it was because of his image, it is his bad acting !

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crazy_parrot 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

KBS is so stupid for taking him again.

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Sissya89 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

O M G.... are you serious?????? He is innocent!!!!! Just cut it out!!! And grow up!!!! In Korea celebrities when they do something the netizen bash them like witch or vampire. Its like a witch/vampire haunt.

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freeway 22 days ago 49
22 days ago

Korea-you are seriously ill. The whole world is laughing at you. You don't know black from white. Lies from the truth you are stupid and trusting and believe the media. It speaks to your limits. This drama has the highest rating on the Wiki in the world. And you sit and are stupid on the eyes of




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Izzie2019 22 days ago 27
22 days ago

Why are saying that? just because it had high ratings in one place, it doesnt mean that koreans have to enjoy it. He had his fair share of problems with the law, he isnt that innocent, this is one of few times that koreans arent being that unreasonable. Celebrities in korea with way less problems than him, had their careers destroyed. he had more than one chance, and he blew them. whoever made this drama had to be aware of the risks of putting him in the lead so this is the result.

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

but he was found innocent in court?

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freeway 22 days ago 25
22 days ago

no problem. The problem is in your heads. He's clean. And you can not admit to yourself that the media and Choi you cheated

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maemaelanese 22 days ago 18
22 days ago

To be honest, I really don't know what you're trying to say because there are other dramas that have the same rating but suck ass. But that doesn't really matter. Korean ratings are everything, it's what gets an actor paid and what keeps production up. I really wish International fans would just keep their mouths shut on issues like this and just watch the drama if you want to or not.

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Carman 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Oh no, the rest of the world was stunned by the way Korean legal systems dealt with DV /DUI etc !

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teleri 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

OMG really? You know NOTHING. It's just so tiring to have to explain over and over to you haters what all actual evidence makes clear - Choi Hye Mi is a disturbed individual who lied over and over, to KHJ, to the media, to the police, to the prosecutors and to the courts. She is toxic. Proven. She's admitted to lying, apologized for it, been fined, and convicted of fraud and defamation. Sheesh.

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pink_oracle 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

Fined 5 million KRW for injuring Choi in 2014.
Fined 2 million KRW for drunk driving in 2017.

He's a bad un and the Korean people don't like to watch criminals.


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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

wonder how many of those korean people have had duis themselves or had friends or realatives who had duis...m dui is not a criminal offence its a misdemenor... as for the 2014 fine... its been proven that he didnt injure her. so yhea it makes total sence to futher punish a man who has already been punished for something he didnt do.... cause that honorable right?

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pink_oracle 20 days ago 2
20 days ago

No, the 2014 fine was a separate incident that he WAS found guilty of. He has been found guilty of assaulting her. Then they got back together and the other legal stuff happened. Look it up, he has a criminal record for assault. And I don't even know what to say about the fact that you are defending drink driving. That's just fucking sick.

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

and here is the braindamaged and sexist delulu scum...try some proper research, he is completely innocent for the cases with his crazy ex gf...

but we know how good you are with doing your homework, you also hate snsd and still are so retarded and believe, that jessica is innocent...

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_Jarhon 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

Ahahahha good riddance piece of shit womanbeater.

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KHJUSAfan 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

Only in your dreams ....Henecia will make sure KHJ always has a stage...

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_Jarhon 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

wtf is henecia? sounds like a laxative brand.

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

and another sexist delulu trash still trying to hate on male celebrities for no reason...he still never has beaten any woman, if you hateful scum like it or not...

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NineMusesMinha 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

you get what u get when u ruined your career, sadly

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

not true, its his money greedy ex gf of a bitch who ruined his career, he has never done anything bad to her and it was proved...do your homework properly, before outing yourself as another pathetic and stupid hater.

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NineMusesMinha 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

stop putting negative its true

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KHJUSAfan 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

actually he didnt ruin his career a crazy ex tried to with a bunch of hogwash lies. she did manage to do some damage which is very sad.

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Sarah_mia (Banned) 22 days ago 30
22 days ago

ewwww who would want to watch a trash like him. His fans are also trash. I wonder if he even feeds his son. Even that face is annoying

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Ah_Chuu 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Get rid of anonymous posters, they said.


It'll keep the trolls away, they said.

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bangeryun94 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Be patient.

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magdalenec 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

it is just trash to even think that you people in there are in your own right minds. you live in a stupid reality driven by appeareances. you always judge the other by how they act.. how they talk, how they are not perfect in your so called perfect world. wake up! not all you hear in the media is true. everything I read and see about you people just destroying others and punishing them.. for things that are not in your power to judge... it just makes me sick. you just suck out the blood out of these people who have been already judged by the law and you just destroy them without even knowing the real things. stop being judgemental. normal people just move on when things out of their interest area happen. if you don't like it.. then you don't watch it. if you do not like that person.. you just ignore it. it is that simple. people are dying because of "bloodsuckers" like you.

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Damjia 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

You can talk bad about a person, but leave the child out of it. Since we dont know his private life keep up talking negatively and sooner or later you might get sued for defamation of character. Besides grow up if you dont like the annoying face dont look at it.

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Anpanman 22 days ago 31
22 days ago

LMAO I guess the time for his career really stopped

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

knew you longan lychee would be here hating around like always and even have to make up even more bullshit to justify your hate...you really love to show everyone what a disgusting sexist piece of shit you are...seems more male celebrities have to die, jonghyuns death didnt make you trash happy enough...

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Carman 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Karma!

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Oh_welll 22 days ago 28
22 days ago

I bet he thought he would get the royal treatment like the rapist who gets tons of role and high ratings somehow. I cant remember his name nor do I care.


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Longan_Lychee 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Terrible acting, terrible image, terrible looks. He’s got nothing going on for him.

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KHJUSAfan 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

and now all the trolls have desended

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

and here is the sexist trash with her first account, among a few others here, that she still uses for her sexist hate rant, just like the account Anpanman, with which you outed yourself so fast back then, that the very first comment you made with that account, was against me saying i "always bullied you"...still the dumbest trash ever, keep on entertaining us ugly scum and keep on hating on all male celebrities, thats the only thing you always did in your miserable life...

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