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Park Hae Jin's Popularity Crashes Web Site

BY Julie Jones | Feb 25, 2016 08:55 AM EST


Park Hae Jin's accelerating popularity is not breaking news but the "Cheese In The Trap" star is so popular that fans recently crashed a website trying to get a DVD he's featured on.

The DVD featured behind-the-scenes stories from the drama and more about Yoo Jung, the mysterious character Park played in the drama. Titled "Yoo Jung's Story" Yoo Jung's Untold Story," the DVD went on sale on February 23 and attempts to buy it crashed the site within a day.

According to the Korean media outlet Newsen, part of the DVD focuses on the filming of the drama, which was produced in advance. Another part features commentary from Park and other members of the cast and crew. The DVD also features selective scenes from the drama and will be available in Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English.

The news that the DVD would be released prompted questions from Chinese fans, who wanted to place orders and wanted to know when it would be available in Chinese. Those requests overwhelmed the site.

Recently fans of the drama expressed their unhappiness that the focus of the story had shifted away from the character of Yoo Jung and his relationship with Hong Seol, played by Kim Go Eun. Some felt the drama was veering away from the storyline in the original manhwa on which it was based. Many of the drama's fans watch the program because they are fans of actor Park Hae Jin and felt that he is not spending enough time on screen. But their displeasure will not result in any last minute drama changes because this series was shot in advance. It's not known whether the DVD addresses that issue.

Park Hae Jin is so popular in China that "Cheese in the Trap" made the list of the year's most popular dramas before it even aired. Park filmed a Chinese drama in 2013, but due to the popularity of his "Cheese in the Trap" role, that drama "Far Away Love" is scheduled to air in March.

Park is a favorite among Chinese audiences because of his roles in the Chinese hit dramas "Qian Qian Duo Duo Marry Remember" and "Another Brilliant Life."

His Korean dramas "Doctor Stranger" and "You Who Came From The Stars" were also hits in China.

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