Survival, entertainment, music shows, sitcoms, and more, Perseverance Goo Haera is a hybrid genre drama that that satisfies the viewer’s variety of needs.
On February 12 at a café in Gwanghwamun, Jongngo-gu, Seoul, the cast of Mnet’s Friday night drama Perseverance Goo Haera came for joint interviews. It included Director Kang Heejung as well as Min Hyorin, Kwak Siyang, B1A4’s Jinyoung, Shim Hyungtak, Park Gwangsun, Yoo Sungeun, and Seo Minji.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a music drama that draws its story from the aftermath of the 2010 Superstar K2 audition. It is a sensuous love story about young people who love music and have a passion for it as well as growth, friendship, and love. In addition, there are selections of music that received a lot of love during the 1990s to the 2000s reinterpreted not only for teenagers and young people in their twenties, but for people of all ages.
During the joint interview, Min Hyorin showed satisfaction and said, “I’m satisfied at how the music came out. Once the drama broadcast, people around me said the music was good and talked a lot about how the arrangements and reinterpretations are good. Since it’s a music drama, I worried on whether people would think that it was too weak. When the first and second episode premiered, people told me that the music was just as good.” Following that, she talked about the part that she wasn’t satisfied with, “There is a lot of good music out there. It’s regretful that a lot can’t be shown with the short time.”
Director Kang Heejungn said, “Just for a short 2-3 minute thing, the cast had separate practices and received vocal lessons in order to fit the group of six” showing how in addition to acting, the actors were working hard musically as well.
Also, “In the parts that have been filmed, there are parts that did not make it to broadcast. In the first episode, Kwak Siyang singing to ‘Good Person’ did not get aired. In the drama, Sejong is a person who is chic and cannot express his feelings well, but there are sweet parts that have been filmed. If the viewers would want that sometime, then I would like to reveal it” was said arousing the curiosity for the behind story.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a twelve episode drama so it is now in the middle of the story. Director Kang Heejung said, “We wanted a drama with music to show the growth of young people who wanted their dreams to come true. The story of their growth will begin to unfold starting in the sixth episode.” It was also added, “Because there are limitations in a music drama genre, there will probably be people that look upon the show harshly. It seems like the viewers are getting used to our drama, there will be more music released and we will such a more aggressive look.”
He then explained the watching point of the second act of Perseverance Goo Haera by stating, “There is Ray (Jinyoung) who is trying to address the entirety of his dead younger brother’s bucket list and there is Haera (Min Hyorin) who has feelings for Sejong (Kwak Siyang). Please expect the love story.”
For the preview of the second act, Perseverance Goo Haera will revisit the popular songs of the past. And although it is a music drama, as Min Hyorin previously mentioned, there are also parts that are regretful. Will the seven remaining episodes of Perseverance Goo Haera be able to compensate for those regretful parts and create a music drama that matches the audience’s taste. Their story is gathering expectations.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a music drama comes from the ‘Superstar K2’ crew that created the ‘Superstar K’ syndrome and tells the story what happens after that. Rejected from or for either appearance, personality, love, and other things, they started their challenge towards ‘Superstar K2.’ It is a story that combines fate and music into one. It broadcasts every Friday at 11:20pm.
translation by: thesuitelife547 / original article
B1A4′s Jin Young shared that a lot of effort was made to not spoil his double role.
On February 12, an open interview took place for the cast of Mnet’s music drama, Sing Again, Hera Gu at a cafe in Gwanghwamun, where Jin Young talked about the worries he had playing two characters.
In Sing Again, Hera Gu, Jin Young acts as Kang Se Chan and Ray Kim. He shared that he worked really hard to keep his double role a secret at the beginning of the drama. “It wouldn’t be fun if it got known, so I was very careful about it.”
"The staff told me repeatedly that the double role must not get known," explained Jin Young. "I also think acting as two characters wasn’t easy either. Because I had to act as two separate people, it was hard. I worried a lot when I acted as Se Chan and then as Ray. I substituted a lot of things and worked really hard."
Sing Again, Hera Gu is about a group of young people, who have failed for one reason or another, despite their love and passion for music. The group auditions for Superstar K2, leading into the story of how music
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B1A4′s Jin Young Doesn′t Know What to Do with All the Praise for His Acting in ′Sing Again, Hera Gu′
Leader of the 5-member group, B1A4, Jin Young has been receiving much praise for his stable acting in the newly started Mnet music drama Sing Again, Hera Gu.
B1A4′s Jin Young has taken the role of Kang Se Chan in Sing Again, Hera Gu, which began its series on January 19.
Following the first episode, viewers commented, "He looks like he popped right out of a romantic comic series," "Jin Young perfectly pulled off Se Chan, who only looks at one woman. I ended up thinking about my first love as I watched Se Chan," "Singing and acting - he′s good at both. I′m excited for more," and more, receiving passing grades on his acting in the drama. Having acted in the movie Miss Granny as the immature grandson, Ban Ji Ha, Jin Young took the spotlight, being acknowledged as an actor.
In Sing Again, Hera Gu, Jin Young plays Kang Se Chan, who, at 11-years old, fell head over heels for Gu Hera (Min Hyo Rin) and decided to fulfill her dreams by auditioning with her in Superstar K2.
In the first episode, Se Chan was friendzoned after he unexpectedly kissed Gu Hera, unable to hid his feelings, making viewers feel terrible for Se Chan. Especially as Gu Hera has feelings for Se Chan′s twin brother, Se Jong, a painful love triangle is in the works for the drama.
Due to a fan meeting schedule in Malaysia, Jin Young stated, "Unfortunately, I wasn′t able to watch the first broadcast live. As soon I returned to Korea, I watched the rerun and looked up all the articles. I don′t know what to do with myself because there were so many praises."
"Even so, all the compliments give me so much energy. Fighting to our Sing Again, Hera Gu staff and cast, who are suffering in the cold! Please watch over us until the end. We′ll work even harder!"
Sing Again, Hera Gu is a story about a young group of people who are passionate about music depsite what the world says to them.
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For the first time in drama history, a flash mob scene will be played out. Awaiting its debut episode, Mnet’s music drama, Sing Again, Hera Gu revealed its 2-minute long opening scene on January 2.
Singing and dancing along to a rearrangement of Kim Won Jun’s Show roaring in the background, the drama′s actors, Min Hyo Rin, Kwak Si Yang, B1A4′s Jin Young, Super Junior-M′s Henry, Ulala Session’s Park Kwang Seon and Yu Seong Eun, as well as the talented dancers of Dancing 9, showcased a brilliant performance.
With this performance being the first flash mob scene in Korean drama history, anticipation is on the rise for this new music drama.
The opening scene for Sing Again, Hera Gu took over a month to plan and a week to film to come into fruition.
Sing Again, Hera Gu will begin on January 9.
Watch opening scene here or here.
To support their group leader, Jin Young, the members of B1A4 made a surprise visit to the set of Mnet′s music drama Sing Again, Hera Gu.
On December 24, CNU, Sandeul, Baro and Gongchan dropped in unexpectedly at the CJ E&M studio located in Ilsan. They visited to support Jin Young, who is currently filming for Sing Again, Hera Gu.
For the cast and staff who are fighting against the cold, the members personally presented them with hot packs, expressing gratitude. They also sent a message of support to the staff with a delicately decorated cake.
With B1A4′s surprise visit, both the cast and the staff were delighted, while Jin Young was touched by the surprise event by his younger members. Baro, who worked with some of the staff members in a previous project, was seen warmly exchanging hugs.
After visiting the set, the B1A4 members stated, “It was our first time visiting a drama set. It was a really interesting and heart-fluttering experience. Jin Young was really cool as he focused on acting as soon as the ′cut′ sound was made. It was a very special experience and we believe Sing Again, Hera Gu will be a success. Everyone, fighting!”
Sing Again, Hera Gu is a drama about the love and passion that a group of young people have towards music. This group, who have looks, personality and love as a reason for failure, take the challenge by auditioning for Superstar K2 as they connect and become one with music.
The drama is scheduled to broadcast on January 9.
Broadcast information: Expected to premiere January 2015
Broadcasting period: January 2015 – March 2015
Having no luck every day, a loser in luck, Goo Haera (21 years old)! Then for Haera’s wish, which was for her unknown father’s posthumous work to be known around the world, she was going to debut as an artist!
For that dream, as a child, Haera was a three musketeer with her first love and KAIST genius Kang Sejong and Sejong’s fraternal twin Kang Sechan who is endlessly wishing for Haera. Together they entered Superstar K2 in 2010.
At the end of their twists and turns, they’re able to pass into the qualifying round and become a group with Henry, Jang Goon, and Lee Woori for the Super Week group mission. With the team name of Per.sev.era.nce they received great reviews on the stage but… The unexpected(?) event cause them to drink the bitterness of the elimination.
Like that, they all scattered and went back to their everyday lives. The Superstar K2’s unfortunate fate…
But from then on after a few years through a traumatic(?) event, Per.sev.era.nce came together once again. Goo Haera, with the help of a man, learned from the incident and reached out for a second challenge to the music industry.
With all of her father’s copyrights taken away by Emperor Entertainment’s evil tyranny, a large vicious agency, and ignoring Emperor Entertainment and the connected broadcasting stations, there was no turning back in the face of the numerous obstacles. Although they were sad, Goo Haera and Per.sev.era.nce are full of passion.
Will Emperor Entertainment stand at the top of the music industry?
Will Goo Haera’s dream of having her father’s posthumous work get first place come true?
source: banasubbers / translation by: thesuitelife547
Kang Sechan _ Jinyoung
Male. 21 years old in the year 2010
“I’ll always be hungry for Haera more than rice…more than sauce. I’ll wish to live with ‘Haera’ forever!!”
Having an appearance and personality completely dissimilar from Sejong, he’s Sejong’s fraternal twin brother who’s always cheerful, smiley, and has a lot of aegyo.
The first moment he saw Haera, at 10 years old, he thought fate was decided. He wished for only ‘Haera.’
At 13, ‘My Dream’ was written during school. The moment he saw the five letters in Haera’s notebook, ‘marry a singer,’ Sechan’s dream was decided. Become a singer, marry Haera.
Although his IQ isn’t as high as his hyung’s, his EQ is high (his own claim); although studying is in the background, fortunately, he has a talent for music since he’s always the main vocal in the band club.
Then, although Sechan has screaming girls chasing after him, Haera is oblivious of him! Sleeping or awake, it’s only Haera!!!
So he even followed Haera to the same university with the same major, the practical music department at the National University of the Arts! Following Haera’s wish of ‘I want to get first place in Superstar K by singing Dad’s song,’ he joined Superstar K2.
However since then. He slowly began to sense the subtle feelings between Haera and his hyung, Sejong…he thought no way. But on the Super Week stage, that no way…was realized to be a real thing. But no matter how valuable hyung is, as much as Haera is, he doesn’t want to lose it even if he dies.
source: banasubbers / translation by: thesuitelife547
Bringing an array of talented artists into one production, Mnet revealed the first lineup for its upcoming new music drama, Perseverance, Goo Hae Ra (translated).
On November 17, Mnet named B1A4′s Jinyoung, Super Junior-M′s Henry, Ulala Session′s Park Kwang Sun and Yu Seong Eun in the first cast line up for the new drama.
Mnet revealed that a new music drama was in the works since September, as the staff began looking for talented artists and musicians, who excel in both singing and dancing.
The drama is about an unlucky young girl, Goo Hae Ra, who has a difficult time getting signed to an agency, as she dreams of having her father′s posthumous work be revealed to the world. She and a set of twin brothers, Kang Sae Jong and Kang Sae Chan, attempt to join Superstar K2 to follow their dreams.
Cast as Kang Sae Chan, B1A4′s Jinyoung has proved his talents, composing, writing, and producing B1A4 albums, as well as getting noticed in dramas and movies. Henry, whose musical genius has been acknowledged by the public, will be playing an adorable character similar to himself, also named Henry.
Ulala Session′s Park Kwang Sun, who became a star through Superstar K will be Jang Goon, who is the only son of a family of 16 generations of sons who suffers from OCD. Yu Seong Eun, who let her powerful vocals be shown through Voice Korea will be playing the role of Lee Woori.
In charge of the music drama, Kim Yong Bum PD stated, “It took awhile to gather talented musicians in one place. We′ve revealed Jinyoung and Henry, who are breaking stereotypes about idols, and Yu Seong Eun and Park Kwang Seon, who both have powerful voices, as the first line up of actors for the drama. As we′ve poured our hearts and souls to gather this amazing group, we′ll continue to work hard to create great music and a moving story for this music drama.”
The drama will begin filming at the end of November. The drama is expected to air sometime in January 2015.
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