2013 has just started; the smoke from the war among major TV stations’ Spring Festival night shows has not yet vanished but the finale of the Spring Festival holiday period on the fifteenth night of the Lunar New Year, the Lantern Festival night party’s “big war” has again quietly started. There is news from Hunan Satellite TV officials that the “Lantern Festival Joy Party” will not only have CCTV famous TV host Sa Bei Ning 撒贝宁 joining as a host, but will also welcome popular Korean drama <Missing You> male and female leads, Park Yuchun and Yoon Eun Hye, in their first China show!
<Missing You> is MBC’s new drama by Korean actress Yoon Eun Hye and male group JYJ member cum actor Park Yuchun, and is a love story about the bitter first love that traumatized both male and female leads. This drama ended perfectly on 17 Jan and not only received good ratings in Korea but was also in hot pursuit by local viewers.
Because of the pronunciation of the characters’ names (T/N. Soo Yeon and Jung Woo), netizens nicknamed Park Yuchun and Yoon Eun Hye as “Cured (or Salted) Fish Couple” “腌鱼夫妇” (T/N. an affectionate nickname; Yeon-Woo in Chinese “妍”-“宇” sounds a bit like ‘cured fish’). They will appear on the fifteenth night live telecast of Hunan TV “Lantern Festival Joy Party” as their very first show in China. But the details of their appearance are still confidential.
Quite recently, Hunan TV presenter Du Hai Tao tried to imitate handsome and cute Park Yuchun’s sleeping position (T/N from a scene in the drama); it triggered a series of scathing comments from netizens and he was even laughed at: “If you lost weight, then you are Park Yuchun.”