By: LazerKim I read three news articles about Kim Hyun Joong, that I intend to comment about but I’ll take this one after the other on my next daily article. First, there is an update pertaining City Conquest, which unfortunately is not a good news. I actually mentioned City Conquest in my article yesterday pertaining the changes in airing schedule and this morning the news came up that there’s actually a problem that brought the fans at twitter to a panic mode!! But may I say, calm down! Here’s that news in case you have not read about it:
Kim Hyun Joong’s City Conquest is unable to air on major TV channels
The new drama series City Conquest, which stars Kim Hyun Joong, will not air on the three major TV channels in Korea (KBS, MBC, and SBS).
On December 14, a staff member from the Drama Department in KBS reported, “KBS has recently decided not to air City Conquest.”
The staff member said, “Media Baek, a production company of City Conquest, recently expressed its intention to air the series on KBS. We’ve considered it from various angles, but we thought the series doesn’t suit KBS and declined it.”
Some of officials from the broadcasting industry say, “The production company of City Conquest has also expressed its intention to air the series on MBC and SBS, but the TV stations have decided not to schedule them to air on their channels. The reason is that the content and the production cost of the series are not acceptable for the major TV channels. As far as we know, the shooting of the series has been stopped.”
City Conquest is an action drama series about Baek Mir (played by Kim Hyun Joong) taking revenge on the society that has ruined him and his family.
The series has attracted a lot of attention by starring Kim, Jung Yumi, Nam Goong Min, Kim Seung Woo, Kim Young Ho, Kim Hee Won, Park Hyo Joon, and Choi Chul Ho.
- Source: (Starnews) Starnews
This news item is somewhat not so clear pertaining the reason why KBS declined to air City Conquest. As KBS explained that “the drama content and the production cost of the series are not acceptable for the major TV channels. As far as we know, the shooting of the series has been stopped.” Whatever that means, of course a lot of people has been waiting for this drama to be aired, it’s because Hyun Joong is in this drama as a lead cast. And I sure do hope we can hear further from Media Baek of City Conquest about their plans in this drama. Are they just going to throw it away just like that?
This may be frustrating to most of us of course, this is natural, but whoever is sad about this news it’s Hyun Joong of course who is affected. And I sure do hope Hyun Joong doesn’t need to explain since it’s not his fault but I would like to hear from the drama production management. Something has to be done here, if the drama cannot be aired in accordance to KBS reasons and decision which I respect, then it’s time Media Baek should explain. Other than explaining, I sure do hope they have a solution to the problem arising. Then I do hope Hyun Joong shall be given another drama project in case City Conquest cannot be shown or aired.
I still hope somehow something can be done to City Conquest. Whether the drama can be aired in cable TV channels or convert it to movie or turned it to DVD, whatever, I would gladly accept it. And I’m sure fans would support City Conquest no matter how, and what way it is being shown. For me, it’s Hyun Joong’s hard work that concern me and it’s not a joke to just throw a project being worked hard for. And yes the drama producer is bound to lose more, then control the loses! My point is just so simple, if there’s a problem then definitely there’s a solution, but not giving up or quitting on the project. Well, what do I know I’m just a fan!! There may be other chances or other drama projects and I sure do hope Hyun Joong shall be given more chances for drama.
Many of Hyun Joong fans were hoping these are just rumors. I’m one of those hoping this is not true, but I have already felt something is wrong after the first promotion of City Conquest. The reason KBS have given, may have the basis in declining City Conquest and we fans cannot do anything about it. And as I recall in the past, it took Hyun Joong a year before he decided to say yes to this project. It somehow frustrates me because Hyun Joong worked hard for this project, and this is my main concern other than we fans are just waiting for City Conquest to be aired.
I’m still hoping something can be done here, or if not, I’m sure there are other drama projects that Hyun Joong can work on. I’m not losing hope, all I can think now is that, if this drama cannot be aired, then fine. I still believe there’s a reason for everything happening around at present. But I still believe there’s something brighter for Hyun Joong than City Conquest, in case this drama won’t push through, then we have to accept. But definitely any drama for Hyun Joong has a high demand that I hope some producers have realize that now by now. Just seeing from the impact of City Conquest and how much this drama is being well anticipated.
We fans will never stop wishing for Hyun Joong to be watched on TV dramas. Or maybe not just wishing, but DEMAND for drama projects for Kim Hyun Joong. It’s alright if City Conquest cannot be shown in Korea actually!! These are some we encounter along the way as we travel the journey of Hyun Joong, it’s not always good news, although a lot of things may happen unexpectedly, there’s always a reason why it has to happen. But I always hold on to a belief for a brighter project for Hyun Joong, after City Conquest. That’s how I see it on the brighter side.
I wouldn’t give any false hope nor any expectations about City Conquest, if this drama shall be shown somewhere else then it’s fine, if not then again it’s alright too. Who knows this may be the time Hyun Joong would attain his dream drama project one of these days!! What am I thinking? Well, the way I observe Hyun Joong, that anything he dreams of, it’s slowly coming true! If City Conquest is his dream drama, he wouldn’t let this drama plot sitting in his apartment unread for a year before he said yes to it! Remember?
Then what could be Hyun Joong’s dream drama? Well, it’s his favorite comic book that he’s been reading, One Piece. I remember in Japan he was asked what drama he would like to portray and he said, “if there’s a producer who can make One Piece as drama, I hope it would be offered to me and i’ll accept it.” I really wish there’s a good Samaritan producer who can make this possible for Hyun Joong.
I know feeling frustrated about the news on City Conquest can be so sad, then turn the negative to a positive! If only we can rally around and demand for it airing we should have done so, but again if it’s not meant to be then we just have to accept, knowing there’s something brighter than this drama, and who knows! We may be having mixed emotions pertaining what Hyun Joong had already worked hard for and he himself is just as excited as all of us in anticipating for this drama, but no matter what happens, we stay by Hyun Joong’s side and support as always.
There’s another update about Prince of Asia, I actually had started writing about it but this news about City Conquest is growing louder so I chose to discuss this first. Tomorrow we talk about the real Prince of Asia. And with that, for my parting shots……
Being a loyal fan of Kim Hyun Joong, rain or shine we’ll always be at his side. Fighting!! Cheer up everyone!!
LazerKim here writing
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