By: LazerKim I guess the sad news about City Conquest is now at the internet and news spreading that finally KBS officially decided not to air City Conquest. We have all been aware that this drama have been in limbo for months and finally the long waiting for a word from KBS has been out! At least this is clear enough for me as I have already suspected pertaining to internal problems. This must be very frustrating to most of us fans, of course, as initial reaction which is just but natural. But hang in there, this is a better news than having false hope, right? It’s easier to think and say, it’s no use crying over a spilled milk!! But before I stop crying, it can be a help to air out my sentiments, forget about it and look forward for another Kim Hyun Joong drama project!
City Conquest should have been a come back drama for Kim Hyun Joong, he had worked hard for this drama but then again no matter how we wanted to watch the drama it’s just not for us at this time, for whatever reason we accept since there’s nothing we can do about it. As I have mentioned in my previous articles, it’s better not to expect anything about it since there had already been problems lingering around the drama to begin with. I think we fans had already done our part to pour out our sentiments pertaining KBS’s intention of rejecting the airing of this drama with whatever reasons they have with or without sense!!
Was the drama being sabotaged? Was the drama been an object of jealousy since prior to airing Cit Conquest in Korea, there were already pledge of sales on its copy write? KBS gave some conditions to the production management to change some of the parts in the drama which is short to say, change the entire plot!! Is this fair, after filming almost half of the series? Hyun Joong had already layed out his effort in filming, investments had already been poured out only to find out KBS would just simply have it straight to the trash can?? These are just a few of questions lingering in my mind for months which I have already suspected that I’ll probably won’t get the answers!! Fine!!
This is just a wild idea, but maybe if City Conquest producer would really like to put this up, maybe it would be possible to finalize its filming in Japan and have it aired at DATV just to save its further damage. I mean this is just for the sake of millions of fans who have been eagerly anticipating city Conquest to be shown. Actually the choice is within the production management. Korea is just Korea, there are still a lot of countries worldwide who are waiting for this drama.
Who would care wherever TV station it can be shown? Anyway Hyun Joong is now an international star. If he can’t make it in his own country, fine there’s Japan and China waiting since copy writes had already been sold, that I then hope there won’t be any political motivations since this is simply a drama for entertainment which is very much anticipated and people would just want to watch it, because Kim Hyun Joong is the star of the said drama. If Korea is too conservative and sensitive with the drama plot content to the extent of blocking its airing, fine, this is even more interesting to Hyun Joong’s fans or even to non-fans watching out of curiosity!! I wonder where could be the losing end here?
I may be jumping in a wrong conclusion after all the incidents with KBS transpired but since then I have stopped expecting too much out of City Conquest. It’s like saying if it can be aired, well that’s great, but if it’s not possible then I have been wishing for another chance for Hyun Joong to have another new drama project. For me, with a project which had already been tainted, I would prefer to watch Hyun Joong in a new set of drama project and count City Conquest to experience. But definitely I would push him to pursue in his acting career which is very much in high demand. These are just set backs that any artist do experience that I believe something brighter awaits for him other than City Conquest.
I have read a comment in my box, saying Hyun Joong is not popular in Korea, well it’s her opinion but as I responded, Korea is just a small part of the entire world. Hyun Joong may be more popular in Japan or China, but this is precisely the essence of being a Hallyu Star, they are groomed and catered for international market. Evidently Hyun Joong is being successful as a Hallyu Star which he had achieved his goal being so. I just hope Korean TV stations would be more supportive to their artists particularly Kim Hyun Joong since it’s not only their local viewers who would benefit but a bigger part of the world.
I would love and so eager to watch Kim Hyun Joong as an actor in TV dramas, it’s been two years since his last drama Playful Kiss and it’s high time to get him back on the screen. There were already incidents that showed the high demand on him as an actor and this fact can not be ignored nor blocked. Kim Hyun Joong is loved by millions and for those who are so jealous about his success, then think about it twice since he got what it takes to rise up higher than what he had already attained these past few years as he started up playing solo and that’s a fact that cannot be denied.
Upon hearing the news about City Conquest and had checked at internet I couldn’t help but grab a laptop from one of my crew and opened up my blog!! I’m sure many of my readers may be feeling frustrated about the news. My apologies for my longest absence since Hyun Joong had started his Unlimited concert series here in Japan, I have been quite busy not only in his concert preparations but other events assigned to me. I would like to thank you for your concern for my sake and please forgive me for letting you wait for too long to read from me.
It’s so unfortunate that coming to Japan to work as a production staff limits my time to write and limits me being a fan to write insights behind the scene on Hyun Joong’s concert series. I’m having so much fun at work since this has been my interest not to mention the chance to work on this particular set of production. All I have are just memories and maybe one day I’ll be able to share with you when time comes that I’m free from my job post and profession.
I now open this space for everyone to air out their sentiments pertaining City Conquest and face another brighter tomorrow with kim Hyun Joong. As he said we’re family and this is how he had built his world with us his fans. Hyun Joong mentioned he is very fond of reading articles about him, although he doesn’t read criticisms!! LOL well who would want to read something which is too heavy on the chest of course specially unjustified ones made by insects!! As we all have the daily habits of having daily dosage of relief, Hyun Joong has that too, specially on times whenever he’s down, it’s his fans that lift his spirit up.
This is all I have for now, I can’t promise when to be back but surely I will. Kim Hyun Joong shall be coming back on stage on Saturday January 26 in Japan as he continues to rock the stage with his music to share with all of us.
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D thanks!