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Article: Have you seen a drama as sensual as Money Flower recently? 


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Have you seen a drama as sensual as Money Flower recently? 

Money Flower, a popular drama with good reasons 

When I first heard the title, ” Money Flower “, I had a misunderstanding about the drama. It was a drama that I could easily miss. Saturday night at 9 p.m. is MBC drama’s prime time slot. Even the prime time was considered a bit shallow, rather than brilliant. In this time slot, previously they aired ‘Pots of Gold’, ‘Jang Bo-ri is Here!’ and ‘You Are Too’. It was a time slot which I could easily imagine what kind of dramas were on the air. 

Moreover, the material of ‘Money Flower’ is not significantly different from those broadcast at that time. Again, there is a chaebol and a birth secret involved. The only difference is that the person with a birth secret is a male, and a heavy-weight actor named Jang Hyuk appearing as the incarnation of revenge. However, Jang Hyuk’s appearance alone did not necessarily mean that I have high expectations for the work. However, there was a raw curiosity to see what character this good-looking and atmospheric actor can introduce to a drama within this time slot.  

In ‘Money Flower’ which is nearing its finale, not only is Kang Pil-joo (played by Jang Hyuk) not damaged, but he has even grown more beautiful. The drama is about Kang Pil-joo’s work on building a block of a revenge play, and at the same time, a detailed description of the secret face of a male protagonist who hides his bloodline of the chaebol.

There are many interesting dramas, but fascinating ones are rare.

How charming is a man with a secret? And how awesome are the moments when the man retaliates the bullying snobbish people with his own ability? Here, Jang Hyuk’s particular weight falls like a drop of an espresso, and ‘Money Flower’ proves that a male lead role in a revenge story can be so beautiful and atmospheric. 


No, in fact, it is not only Kang Pil-joo, played by Jang Hyuk who is attractive. The drama is one of the most fascinating drama I have seen in a long time. There are many interesting dramas, but fascinating ones are rare. Even at some point of time, the title of ‘Money Flower’ which I had thought was appropriate for a comic book, is read differently. 

In fact, the title of the drama contains all the messages that the story contains. And you would agree with this if you are watching the drama. The people from a huge chaebol who are lead by the fragrance of the flowers that stem from money. But one day, as the flowers are falling, the humans are swayed according to the direction of the money, or according to the character of Kang pil-joo who is shaking his flow of money.

Perhaps the word ‘Money Flower ’ and the atmosphere it represents can been seen in a single character – Jung Mal-ran (Lee Mi-sook). She who stays on in Cheong-A group even after her husband’s death, has a beautiful face to match her desires. Her efforts to put her son, Jang Seung-jo, into the chairman position, who is not even related to the family, are appalling. But I can’t take my eyes off the Jung Mal-ran all the time when I was watching ‘Money Flower’. And actress Lee Mi-sook characterizes the relentlessness and greed of the character that was so fascinating. Having had to play comical characters and the role of the protaganist’s mother at one point, she succeeded in showing her own charm once again through this drama.  

In addition, although ‘Money Flower’ shows the typical process of bloodshed through the fight for money, it contains an unseen power. It is because I do not miss the unique classical and elegant atmosphere of this drama. The story is provocative, but the drama itself is static. Although the reversals are repeated, they are as graceful as a ballerina’s rotation. As such, viewers feel as if they appreciate a modern tragedy centered not on the usual melodrama, but it is on money. 


Moreover, I have never seen a more sensual drama than ‘Money Flower’ recently. There are no provocative or awkward skin exposures in this drama. However, the drama dramatically increases the tension between people and their situations to a sensual level. In the relationship between Kang Pil-joo (Jang Hyuk) and Na Mo-hyun (Park Se-young), there is no sensual feeling. There is only a lyrical tragedy like the romance that didn’t work out between them. 

However, much sensual tension flows between Kang Pil-joo and Jang Boo-cheon, as well as that between Kang Pil-joo and Jung Mal-ran. They want each other, but they doubt one another, they steal each other’s secrets, and they dream of destroying them someday. In the meantime, the feeling of desire is aroused, and sometimes the suspense of the desire is captured as a classical or elaborate sexy performance. Especially, the ending scene of the 20th episode of ‘Money Flower’ which is the best part of the production. At the moment when a tense situation seems to be Kang Pil-joo leaning in to kiss Jung Mal-ran, it was really a scene of Kang Pil-joo confessing that he is Jang Eun-cheon, the bloodline of the chaebol group.

As such, ‘Money Flower’ has done an excellent job of cooking using the most popular ingredients. It shows an impressive sense of balance between calm and tension. In addition, the stellar performances of the actors also boosted it. So, it is natural for it to capture both the ratings and quality.

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Jang Hyuk in Singapore – Pictures


Sidus HQ published these gorgeous pictures of Jang Hyuk in Singapore. Our Hyukie was invited to present the top 10 male performance category at the 2017 Star Award in that country

 








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Jang Hyuk for ELLE magazine


Why waste my time trying to put together coherent sentences here? These Jang Hyuk pics is all you need. Really what ELSE could we possibly need? Let’s just stare! Don’t forget to blink once in a while 

   

 

Sep 2015 Filming of Guerilla Date – Fan videos and pics


Hi! Jang Hyuk was seen filming an interview for the show Guerilla Date.  These interviews always take place on the street giving the opportunity to the audience to get close to the stars. Here is a collection of videos and pictures those LUCKY bast… generous people shared on their instagram and twitter.

Credit: caizuanwang on Instagram


And the winner for cutest picture ever is….Credit: awake_in on Instagram


The credit is on the image and it was shared on JH DC Gallery.


It looks like Hyukie liked this photo shop he shared it as well on his instagram. Follow him @ajincome.


JH DC Gallery.


JH DC Gallery.


JH DC Gallery


Credit: minji_4 on Instagram


Credit: awake_in on instagram


Credit: skky_y on Instagram

  

Hyuk Update: A recap of his most recent activities


Hi guys! We haven’t updated the blog often lately,  but our dear Jang Hyuk is still as active, hard-working and gorgeus as ever haha! He is quite the energizer bunny. I wanted to do a little recap of his activities during these months, after he finished filming the historical drama Shine or Go Crazy and the movie Empire of Lust was released.

CHINESE OPERA TIME! (where he was turned into a Golden prince doll!)

On March, he went to China to participate in the reality show Ding Ge Long Dong Qiang. This reality reunited chinese and korean celebrities who received training to put together a traditional Chinese Opera. Among the korean celebrities were Jang Hyuk’s friends Kim Jongkook and Jay Park. Jay was actually part of Jang Hyuk’s team along with chinese singer Summer.

One of my favorite moments of the show happened in episode 2 when Jang Hyuk did the spear exercise perfectly. It starts at minute 46:36

This is the final episode where you can watch their energetic and spectacular performance.

You can watch the complete show without Eng Subs on Summer’s youtube channel HERE.

LITTLE PRINCESS ARRIVAL (I can’t stop the awwwwwww)

Then, on April 16th, his baby girl was born! And us fans/aunties let out a collective Awwwwwww! Jang Hyuk’s  first baby girl! As you know he has two sons already. Ever the protector of his family’s well being and privacy, there are no public pictures of his children. So we can only imagine her! Does she look like mom or is she a little Hyukie with pig tails? Awwwww no matter what, this was undoubtedly the happiest event of all for him.

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Imagining Hyukie with pigtails! :p

This was Sidus HQ statement at the time ““He is very happy for the birth of his daughter. He is scheduled to go to China to film a movie, but thankfully, he was able to see the birth of his child beforehand.”

TAIWAN FAN MEETING (Them lucky Taiwanese fans!)

I don’t remember if this was before or after baby girl was born, but he had a Fan Meeting in Taiwan. We found out he cut his hair and he looked like this.

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INSIDE OR OUTSIDE (Wherever you please dear Hyukie)

On April 20th he started filming the chinese movie “Inside or Outside”, next to renowned chinese actors Simon Yan and Wallace Huo. The movie is an action thriller. According to Soompi “Jang Hyuk will be playing the role of Wu Geom, a successful elite who is the CFO of an IT company. After having suspicions that he might not be the father of his daughter, he finds out his life is in danger during the process of digging for the truth”.

Oh my! It sounds very exciting! This movie is expected to be released on September 2015.

WELCOME TO AJINCOME! (Where you get Hyukspammed by the man himself)

It was also around this time that he opened an account on Instagram, much to the surprise of many since up until now Jang Hyuk was not very active in Social Networks. He already had  a Weibo account but wasn’t too active on it. Apparently he decided to do this on a whim. God Bless your passionate impulses darling! Ajincome posts  selfies (he has become so much better with them) pictures of actors he likes, places he sees but the best part of his posts are his brief adorkable comments. They all carry his particular style, a certain poetic  tone, but are mostly playful statements, often accompanied by a wink and/or a heart. A nice simple way to be close (but keep an appropriate respectful distance) to his fans. You can follow him at https://instagram.com/ajincome/

WITH A LITTLE HELP, FROM HIS FRIENDS

After the movie, he flew to Croatia to film the travel show “The friends in Croatia” with Shin Seung Hwan and Choi Ki Sub. According to Yahoo Entertainment, Jang Hyuk said:“I have 18 years of friendship with Shin Seung Hwan and we worked together on drama ‘Shine or Go Crazy,’ and although it hasn’t been that long since I met Choi Ki Sub, who is a member of the famous non-verbal performance group Ongals, I hope to share a deep friendship through this trip.”

This was Jang Hyuk’s airport fashion when traveling to Croatia

From the pictures shared on instagram we can see that the friends had loads of fun! Walking endlessly, learning about Croatian culture, and especially enjoying the local food! Knowing Jang Hyuk’s appetite, this will be an interesting and mouth watering watch :p YUMMY!

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GAEKJU (or the reason we won’t sleep much in the next few months)

Recently he was confirmed to take the lead role in the historical series “Gaekju” based on the novel of the same name by Kim Joo Young. Other members of the cast are Yu Oh Seong, Kim Ming Jung and Han Chae Ah. We hope to get more information and dedicate more posts to this drama, but for now this is what we know.

  • It’s a story about peddlers and merchants, not royalty (for a change)
  • It might have 36 episodes (more Hyuk for us!)
  • Jang Hyuk plays the role of Bong Sam, a commoner who against all odds, becomes one of the richest merchants in Joseon thanks to his remarkable skills for business (and women also fall for him like flies, are we surprised?). Of course given the times and his position in society, his journey will be a tough one (We love underdogs. Jang Hyuk rocks as one. Win Win!).
  • The sageuk will air on Wed and Thur on KBS and will follow drama “Assembly”.