2020

Welcome to the year 2020 of Jung Ilwoo’s professional life.  This was his cooking year!

One could say Jung Il woo hit 2020 running…  he started this year with a very busy schedule where he balanced acting in the Theater Production of “The Elephant Song” and cooking for the TV cooking reality show Convenience Store Restaurant . Miraculously, Ilwoo was able to finish all his theater performances before the deadly virus Covid 19 arrived to South Korea in the middle of February.

But what Ilwoo did not know at the beginning of the pandemic, is that a drink he discovered while visiting Macau last year, would become a World Pandemic Comforter… his re-discovery of Whipped Coffee and what he called “Dalgona Coffee.” By March it was trending world wide and even made news in US papers and social media. People went on to create many versions of it in all social media platforms. WOO hoo!

Also by March Ilwoo, had started filming his drama “Sweet Munchies” with many health safeguards.  The cast and crew did such a stellar job keeping the virus at bay that his drama was moved to air sooner than anticipated.  It aired on May 25th.  In this drama Jung Il woo became Chef Park Jin sung, and drew the love attention of both of his co-stars in a triangle relationship.  He worked very hard and learned new cooking techniques that allowed him to look like a real Chef, delighting cast and crew with real time cooking in many scenes.

As this drama was about to end news came that he was considering a new historic drama called Bossam- Stealing Fate in June.  He and his female co-star is Yuri, from a music women’s group called “Girl’s Generation” were officially cast by late July.  This drama is a pre-production drama, which means they will film the whole thing before it premieres. The first photos of the filming location came to us in early November. This drama is set to air in the first half of next year, 2021 in the MBN network.

During this pandemic, Jung Il woo tried hard to entertain and comfort fans posting in his Instagram account. He even created playlists for his music and movie recommendations. Later on he participated in answering questions for his Japanese fans through his Official Japanese Fan Club, Smilwoo.  Then treated his Chinese fan base through Weibo and Bili Bili with videos where he cooked delicious low fat meals. In early December, the turn came to the rest of his International fans when he decided to re-open his YouTube channel. He named “1Day 1lwoo. In it he has been posting a new video every Friday, sharing different aspects of his life including a V-logs in his current filming location and making Kimchi with his family.  And to the delight of all his fans he was live for over 40 minutes sharing his beautiful new calendar and the rest of the items that made his Season Greetings for 2021 too.

Dearest Ilwoo, thank you so much! … for all your efforts this dangerous and overwhelming year!  If there was a year I was glad to be your fan… this probably tops it!  Looking so forward to 2021 when this virus hopefully will be behind us and we can continue to delight in your many projects.

Dramas and Movies (and Variety Shows)


Sweet Munchies (야식남녀)  as Park Ji-sung.

Convenience Store Restaurant (KBS2) as himself.   Episode 10Episode 11, Episode 12,  Episode 14, Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 18, Episode 19, and Episode 20.

The Return of Superman (KBS) as himself. Episode 312.

Radio Star (MBC) as himself (with Na Mun-hee) Episode 682.

Theater


Elephant Song  2019-2020 as Michael

YouTube


New YouTube Channel: “1day 1lwoo

Magazines


Jung Il woo for Hanryu Pia Japanese Magazine.  (Jan)

Jung Il Woo featured in the National Health Insurance Service Web/magazine.  (Apr)

Jung Il Woo in Korean Style Pia Magazine. September Issue. (Sept)

Events


Jung Il woo in an SBS program shares his preparation for “The Elephant Song.”   (Jan)

Jung Il woo considering a new modern drama!

Jung Il woo considers participating in a new drama.

Jung Il woo in Park Myung-soo’s Radio Show in KBS Radio.

Jung Il woo’s is a chef for his new drama for 2020: “Late Night Snack Man and Woman” (여식남냐).   (Feb)

Jung Il woo’s Macau Dalgona Coffee becomes a comfort during social distancing due to the Coronavirus.  (Mar)

Jung Il woo in Posters for his upcoming drama “Sweet Munchies” (야식남녀)  (May)

JTBC Website dresses up in yellow for Sweet Munchies!

Jung Il woo in the Production Presentation of Sweet Munchies.

Jung Il woo is considering a new role in Bossam-Stealing Fate! A historical drama!  (Jun)

Celebrating 5000 days of Jung Il Woo’s Debut! (Jul)

Jung Il woo is an Ambassador to Seoul’s Shopping Festa Event.  (Aug)

Jung Il woo participated in Museum Week.

Happy 34th Birthday Jung II Woo! (Sep)

Jung Il woo searches his fans top searches in Baidu… and comments. With English translation.

Jung Ilwoo is nominated for the Asia Artist Awards, please vote for him!  (Oct)

Happy 14th Debut Anniversary Jung Il woo!   (Nov)

Jung Il woo is tested for Covid 19 after an “assistant performer” tested positive in the set of Bossam-Stealing Fate.

Jung Il Woo takes a flower test.

Jung Il woo launches New YouTube Channel: “1day 1lwoo”

My Special Posts


Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!     (Feb)

Jung Il Woo in the Literary Edition.  Part 1   (Mar)

Jung Il Woo and Kim Bum

Chef Jung Il Woo

In the memory of Awoo.  (Apr)

My Jung Il Woo Fantasies!

Jung Il woo in “The Adventures of Captain Ilwoo”

Remembering Kribbit Magazine Issue 1: Bloom!   (May)

13 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

12 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

11 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

10 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

9 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

8 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

7 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

6 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

5 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

4 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

3 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

2 Days until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

1 Day until Jung Il woo’s new drama “Sweet Munchies” starts!

Jung Il woo at Changdeokgung Palace. Photo Compositions.  (Jun)

The N Seoul Tower (서울타워) (Commonly known as Namsan Tower).

Jung Il Woo Summer Dreamin’  (Jul)

Jung Il woo in 49 Days… Pool Edition!

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 1 with English Translation. 

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 2 with English Translation.   (Aug)

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 3 with English Translation.

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 4 with English Translation.

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 5 with English Translation.

Jung Il woo in Vancouver, Canada in MTV’s One More Time, 2011. Episode 6 with English Translation.

Happy Chuseok Jung Il Woo! (Oct)

Happy Hangeul Day!

New England’s Autumn delight with Jung Il woo as the scheduler.  (A special post about the Autumn in New England enhanced with Jung Il woo!)

Jung Il Woo is such a sweet pumpkin!   (A special post about Jung Il Woo dressed in orange, like a pumpkin!)

Jung Il Woo… dazzles me! in the Twilight Literary Edition. Part 3 (A Special post of Jung Il Woo as a Vampire!)

ung Il woo dressed in Boston’s Autumn Colors. (A special Post of Autumn photos I took this year with Ilwoo. Photo-compositions.) (Nov)

Revisiting “The World of Silence” Jung Il woo’s First Movie.  (Dec)

Jung Ilwoo in new “High Kick” Behind the Scenes Videos

Jung Il woo in Red Plaid. (Or Red Tartan!)  (A special Christmas post with photos and videos when Ilwoo has worn red plaid)

Jung Il woo in Green Plaid (or Green Tartan). (A special Christmas post with photos and videos when Ilwoo has worn green plaid)

Jung Il woo in Christmas Plaid (or Tartan.) (A special Christmas post with photos and videos when Ilwoo has worn red plaid)

Santa Ilwoo

Merry Christmas!   Celebrating 4 years of the Jung Il w00 Delights Instagram Account.

Happy New year 2021!