Don’t Forget About Gongchan!

Posted by Stephanie on May 24, 2019

Casting News

I spent a great weekend with Alix and Leila (KpopontheDL) in Houston to see the lay of the Kland there, eat some brunch, and watch some Stray Kids. I was reminded during this weekend, of my once fierce and unexpected love of B1A4. Remember those days? I hate to say it, but I barely do! B1A4 is one of those groups that were strong for a while and then….just faded away. I want to say it happened when Baro and Jinyoung left the group, but if I’m honest, I lost interest a few songs before that, now when I see the last remaining members I’m just…sad about how it all kind of slipped away.

It seems as though everyone is off now, doing their own thing. CNU in the military, Sandeul with his radio programs, but what’s going on with the oft left out member, Gongchan?

Turns out? He’s still humming right along!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – An Oversight

Posted by SaraG on May 23, 2019

Music

As I was trying to pull together an idea for today’s post I was feeling kind of uninspired. I mean, all I want to do is listen to and talk about A.C.E. (whom I wrote about on Monday) and IMFACT whom I’ve talked about incessantly both on the blog and in person (you’d better believe I got VIP tickets to that show.) It’s hard to remember everything I want to share when I’m being a bit single-minded.

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Not T.O.P-less for Much Longer

Posted by Stephanie on May 22, 2019

General

It’s beginning guys, it’s beginning! The first of our BigBang members (I’m not going to say our favorite as I’ll leave you to make that decision on your own, however, I trust you’ll make the correct choice) is almost out of the military.

But what is he coming back to?

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Musical Monday – To Avoid Suffocation

Posted by SaraG on May 20, 2019

Music

I am a sucker.

I’d add a “sucker for XXX,” but I think we all know that I’m just a sucker in general. For the purposes of this post though, I’m specifically talking about the fact that I’m a sucker for a musical survival show and for an underdog story. Even though I know the outcome and even though I know I’m grossed out by Seungri and have an almost tangible anger toward YG, I’m finally watching MIXNINE. I’m not doing it because I like to be upset, I’m doing it because there are some very specific idols I want to become more familiar with. I want to absorb their origin stories and survival shows are a very good way to do that (in a super edited and contrived way).

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Khottie of the Week: Kim Kwon

Posted by Alix on May 18, 2019

Khottie of the Week

Dear readers, I am going to see Stray Kids in Houston this weekend (and eat a lot of brunches and bbq) and I didn’t have much time to put together this post. All the Stray Kids are all still too young for Khottie so I had to pull one out of thin air…enjoy.

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Lone Ranger Rides Again

Posted by Stephanie on May 17, 2019

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Sometimes one must go it alone, and this is one of those times. Schedules being a thing, Stephanie is left to her own devices to entertain you —with some help from Xe’s direction of topic choices. So she’s taking her big decision on ultimate verses regular biases, ideal K-merch, disappointment in the BTS merch popup, music to jazz up that commute and more! Then she takes the quiz to answer the burning question….What exactly are her relationships with NCT 127?

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – It All Started With A…

Posted by SaraG on May 16, 2019

Music

I fairly exclusively write music posts for Kchat, but my interests and likes span a much broader spectrum of media. As I shared on Monday, I like webtoons, manga, manhwa, etc, and I should hope that I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m an avid drama watcher. I adore Kdrama and that was where I started, but I’m very much taken with Jdramas and basically absorb Japanese movies when I find a good one and I’ve been on a bit of a kick with watching them lately.

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A Drama In A Drama In a Drama

Posted by Stephanie on May 14, 2019

Casting News

In deciding what to write about today, looking at all of the things that are currently tickling my k-fancy (and there is a lot) I’ve decided to follow SaraG’s Musical Monday lead and go with a webtoon inspired post. She mentioned how often webtoons are translated into dramas, and she’s not wrong. Many of our favorites came right from the computer screen to the…computer screen.

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Musical Monday – Totally Cartoon Stan Them

Posted by SaraG on May 13, 2019

Music

The line between fantasy and reality is very clear to me. It’s like a brick wall…but a brick wall with a door that I choose to leave open and walk through every few minutes. My real life is pretty freaking awesome, but my fantasy life is rich and deep and varied. In order to maintain that level of ‘creativity’, I need all sorts of input and content. Kpop is rich and ripe and willing to feed me. Or overfeed me…we’ve talked about that before. There’s so much. I could seriously feed a year’s worth of intricately woven daydreams with what I see or hear on an almost daily basis.

And yet, I keep looking for more. And finding it.

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Khottie of the Week: Park Jin Young

Posted by Alix on May 12, 2019

Khottie of the Week

In my early months of kdrama watching it wasn’t uncommon to binge watch, even watching into the early hours of the morning, even on a work night. That rarely happens anymore but every once in a while a drama pulls me in and I just can’t stop. That happened recently with He is Psychometric…I won’t say anything about the drama other than it was addictively good (obviously) but I will talk about my spike in curiosity about the lead Park Jin Young. Read more

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