Throwback (Musical) Thursday – I’m Sick of Being Blue (Lines from a Song, I Swear)

Posted by SaraG on September 20, 2018

Music

I’ve noticed a trend lately, nothing major, nothing earth-shattering, but it’s there. When a label specializes in solo artists, they tend to lump them together to release group collabs quite frequently. It’s like the Korean music industry isn’t quite sure how to let an artist stand on their own two feet. Or maybe they are capitalizing on the unique fanbases. Or maybe they aren’t entirely sure that their artists can handle a song all on their own. It’s a bit harder to make these somewhat fluid groups when your solo artist is one of very few on your label and of a completely different style than your other big name(s).

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Anticipating Smarmy Seungri

Posted by Stephanie on September 19, 2018

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It had been so long since I’d heard about Seungri’s Netflix show, I’d actually forgotten all about it! Not going to lie, when I first heard about the show, my thoughts were, “what the?” and “go into the military already!”. Now though? Since his last album release, I find myself on a Seungri high. He seems to have decided to embrace his smarmy Seungri schitck and is running with it — which oddly makes me like him more. Did you see his video for Where R U From? He is definitely replacing the hole left when PSY left YG:  Read more

Redescovering Lovesick

Posted by Stephanie on September 18, 2018

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Remember back a while ago, when we were all obsessed with the Thai drama, Lovesick? Like obsessed-obsessed? Of course, you do, you were probably obsessed with this adorable show yourself! If you weren’t then, or have no idea what I’m talking about, I have great news! The Thai drama focusing on the love story between P’hun and N’oh, has actually hit Netflix!

I had no idea! I happened to be scrolling through one day, trying to find something to catch my attention when I scrolled by it. Then paused. What the? Did I just see what I thought I saw? And scrolled back. There it was: Read more

BTS Bon Voyage Season Three!

Posted by Stephanie on September 17, 2018

General

I was just asking the ladies if they knew if BTS was doing any more variety. In previous years, they’ve done seasons of BTS Run (a fairly typical Idol variety show where they do challenges and whatnots) and BTS Bon Voyage (where we see the members out on vacation, trying to survive in foreign lands). While the ladies thought they heard that they had filmed a Run season somewhere, it’s official, we’re getting a Bon Voyage season three!

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Musical Monday – Ear Candy

Posted by SaraG on September 17, 2018

Music

I’ve thought about writing a full on post about all of the feelings I have regarding Hyuna, E’Dawn, Cube, and the rest of Pentagon. But Stephanie did a great job of summing up the situation and talking through the facts as we knew them at the moment. Not that we know much more now. My feelings are complicated and confused as I am and have been incredibly invested in Pentagon. Each individual member. I can’t write off the remaining nine because Cube is an asshole. I haven’t decided how I’m going to approach the situation yet so I’m not really ready to lay out anything thoughtful or insightful for the world to see.

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Khottie of the Week: Kim Namjoon

Posted by Alix on September 16, 2018

Khottie of the Week

Do you ever think about why a bias is a bias? What makes someone you’ve never met, will likely never meet (except for a second long high five if you’re lucky) the focus of all your fantasies? Someone you get protective over, annoyed when other people notice a particular picture or look. And do you ever think about why you move on from a bias, what makes your feelings change and evolve?  Read more

BT21 – Line Shop!

Posted by Stephanie on September 16, 2018

General

As you probably know, last weekend, several members of the Kpop Nerd Herd found their way to LA once again, this time to go to the BTS concert (more on that in another post). One thing we all wanted to do while we were out there since we were there for BTS, was to visit the BT21 Line Store pop up!

If you’re a fan of BTS, you probably know what BT21 is, but if you don’t, it’s a group of characters drawn by BTS that BigHit, working with Line Store, that has been turned into a whole line of merch. Super cute, addictive merch that has it’s own Instagram with cartoons and little videos: Read more

Throwback (Musical) Thursday – And Other Good Breakfast Foods

Posted by SaraG on September 13, 2018

Music

I have fallen down a deep and twisted hole of already completed music survival shows. I’m like Alice in Kpopland where the styling and songs are all familiar but slightly different and I know the outcome because I keep waking up to the latest releases by the project groups made up of the top 9, 10, or 11 participants. I started Produce 101 Season 2 with KpopontheDL to become more familiar with the range of new or up and coming idols (read: so I can oggle Jeong Sewoon pre-debut). I am painfully invested in a few of the trainees that I KNOW don’t make it to Wanna One and I’ve gotten a bit annoyed with a couple who I’d originally thought were pretty delightful. The risks of reality TV and crafty editing I suppose.

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The Creation of an Anti-Fan

Posted by Stephanie on September 13, 2018

Music

Thou shalt not post in anger, Stephanie. THOU SHALT NOT POST IN ANGER.

Fuck that.

As I’m sure you’ve read, or are about to read, Hyuna and E’Dawn have been removed from their management company, Cube. To this news, I say What. The. Fuck. (Sorry guys, I usually try not to swear, but I’m pretty angry and frustrated right now and…well, I lived in New Jersey for a long time, swearing is just part of the vernacular there.)

If you’re not a huge follower of Kpop and don’t know what’s going on, let’s fill you in. It was revealed last month during the promotions for Triple H that Hyun and E’dawn not only have been dating but have been dating for two years now. It was revealed in one of those “we really want to tell you and hate that we weren’t able to tell you before” posts. IE, news was about the break and they tried to get ahead of the curve. You know, the usual. Also, per the usual, some Korean fans freaked the fuck out. As they were mid promotion, shows backed out of having them on, fan meets were canceled, ect. Again, unfortunately, the usual. Of course, not because they were dating…no…it was because the truth was kept from the fans.

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Musical Monday – The Trick is on Me

Posted by SaraG on September 10, 2018

Music

It’s no secret that I like to watch variety. Shows like Running Man and Weekly Idol are not just good tools to learn different idols and actors, they are incredibly entertaining. That being said, not all variety is created equally. I’ve learned through experience that I don’t particularly enjoy the variety geared toward an international audience. I know I’m not the target demographic, that’s really the younger set, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to throw on a show and turn off the subtitles or focus on the chore I’m supposed to be doing with background noise I can understand. I watch these shows sparingly and really only when there’s a guest I can’t miss.

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