ONE, the #1 Korean entertainment channel in the region, will be bringing top Korean star Joo Won (lead actor of hit television series ‘The Gang Doctor/Yongpal’) on a 2-city tour of Jakarta and Singapore on 9th and 10th October 2015 respectively! This will be the first time that Joo Won will visit Southeast Asia, and he will be embarking on the tour immediately after the filming of The Gang Doctor/Yongpal ends.
Titled ‘A Date with Joo Won’ (IG Hashtag #DrJooWon), the meet-and-greet session will provide an opportunity for fans to get up-close and personal with the dashing, boyish actor. The multi-talented 28-year-old star, who has acted in big-scale musicals such as Altar Boyz, Grease, Spring Awakening as well as in numerous hit TV dramas and films, has been lauded for his charismatic and natural acting skills. Joo Won first appeared on TV in the 2010 drama, ‘King of Baking’, which was hugely popular and achieved over 50% ratings in Korea. In 2013, Joo Won acted in ‘The Good Doctor’ to acclaimed reviews and swept multiple acting awards for his role as an autistic doctor.
His latest work ‘The Gang Doctor/Yongpal’ is Joo Won’s first TV drama on SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Network) and on ONE. Acting alongside other Korean big names including Kim Tae Hee (Jang Ok Jung), Jo Hyun Jae and Chae Jung Ahn, the show has been dubbed the most popular Korean drama series of 2015, garnering record ratings in Korea and in the region. Just days ago it was also announced that due to its immense popularity, the series will be extended by two more episodes – bringing the total to 18 from 16 episodes.
Date: 9 October 2015 (Friday)
Venue: Lotte Shopping Avenue (Main Atrium)
Date: 10 October 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Suntec City North Atrium (between Tower 1 and 2),
Free and open to the public!
- Joo Won’s visit will be accompanied by co-star Park Hye Soo, who plays his sister in ‘The Gang Doctor/Yongpal’. She will be performing ‘Even If I Live Just One Day’, an original song that she sang for the series at the fanmeet!
- Lucky ONE subscribers will have the chance to have a group photo taken onstage with Joo Won as well as receive an exclusive ONE goodie bag. To qualify, fans will need to submit in no more than 50 words why they would like to meet Joo Won to www.singteltv.com.sg/ONE for Singtel TV subscribers or www.starhub.com/ONE for StarHub TV subscribers. The period of the contest for the group photo opportunity with Joo Won is from 24 Sep to 5 Oct!
- Besides the grand prize winners, 20 fans will also receive an exclusive ONE goodie bag each for their participation.
‘The Gang Doctor/Yongpal’ is currently airing on ONE, every Thu and Fri at 8.55pm/ 7.55pm (JKT), within 24 hours from Korea’s first telecast as part of the ‘PPALI-PPALI showtime’ program.
- ONE is available in Singapore on Singtel TV Ch 513, 604 and StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 and 823.
- ONE’s programs are also available on demand on Singtel TV Ch 514, 605
For more information, please visit www.onetvasia.com/JooWon. Stay tuned to The Seoul Story for more details about the event!