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Shall We?

Posted by Stephanie on March 23, 2017

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I’m so bad at arranging these things! Currently packing your bag for imenant BTS? Planning on hanging in the city? Wanna hang out?

If any of these things are true, you are cordially invited to join up with the BTS Noona Squad/ Kpop Nerd Herd! On Saturday night we are planning on hitting up some Korean BBQ and then embarassing ourselves at the noraebang. If you’d like to join up with us, please let me know and I’ll get you the details.

Come on. You know you want to! You’ll get to meet such illustrious guests (Kchat alum) like SaraG, KpopontheDL, JadeFaiery, Alix, and Molly In Kdramaland! And. You know.

Me.

My So Called Secret Romance 

Posted by Stephanie on March 15, 2017

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I’m secretly in love with an upcoming drama. And I DON’T KNOW WHY. Although I think I might. Okay. I totally do.  And that is crazy shallow of me, bad Stephanie, bad!

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What’s Happening With…Yoon Eun Hye?

Posted by Stephanie on March 7, 2017

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This episode of What’s Happening With… is another reader request! That Rebecca Roberts, so deliciously nosey. She says, “Hey! Gong Yoo is going strong, what’s happening to his lady?”
I will admit to keeping this one on the backburner for a while as I have heard a little bit of what has been going on with her over the last few years and…well…it’s not great. But we take the good, we take the bad, we…well I guess that’s it. Unless someone is just boring and isn’t doing anything at all, and then that’s just bad form on their part.

So. Let’s head off to the Wikipedia-mobile to get ourselves some answers!

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What’s Happening With…

Posted by Stephanie on March 1, 2017

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It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had a What’s Happening With… but as my bus is now over 10 minutes late, which means I’ll miss my train, which means I’ll miss my other train, something tells me I’m going to have some travel time to really break out those investigative skills.

This person came up during our recent  (epically long) drama casting podcast episode. We both said, “Hey, remember him?”, were both fairly certain he had been working with the exception of that time that he couldn’t, but couldn’t come up with a single project. So we ask, What’s Happening With… Kang Ji Hwan? Read more

Joseon! With Zombies!

Posted by Stephanie on March 1, 2017

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There a few people out there where, when news of their new project comes up, it’s an automatic “hellz yah I’m absolutely going to watch that!” of course, if you go from there and take it down to the amount of projects I then follow through and do actually watch, the number gets even smaller. Oh me and my lack of follow through. I’m going to go out on a very small limb though and say that the writer of Signal, Kim Eun Hee? She’s definitely on that short-short list.

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Yoon!Shi!Yoon!

Posted by Stephanie on February 22, 2017

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Is back on TV. He’s back on tv. I can’t wait to see him on TV.  (This is of course, actually sung to a jaunty little ditty playing in my head.) Over the weekend. I was on tumblr, and I kept coming across a cute little gif set of Yoon Shi Yoon being all adorable and cute. I figured to myself that it must have been from something older as he was so adorable and young looking and the Yoon Shi Yoon of today is all post-military hotness and maturity.

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Adult Dramas for Adults Wanting to Be Adults

Posted by Stephanie on February 15, 2017

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This post is not for you young ones. This post is not for you readers who happen to be of an age where Kpop idols are legit age appropriate. This post is not those who, because of your age, when you call a male star oppa, it’s a little less creepy. (Oh, it’s still creepy, just a teeny bit less so.) No, this post is not for you. Go ahead and mosey on, we’ll catch you another day.

Now that this is taken care of, I’d like to talk to the rest of you out there. Readers, enjoyers of Kdrama, women and men of a certain age. (For all of us here, that age will remain nameless.) Let’s talk about something I’m sure we all have come to realize. Kdrama skews young. Real Young. If a drama doesn’t take place in high school or right after, it casts actors who, I swear sometimes look like they are twelve.

I’m not knocking these dramas. No sir-y Bob. I came into dramas by way of Playful Kiss. Many of you came here via Boys Over Flowers, both teen dramas. We’re not age-ists here. No, we’ll take our dramas how ever we can get them.

That being said. There are times, tell me if I’m wrong, that you start a new drama, and realize, “Hey, these people are all age appropriate!” and get a little excited? Sometimes it’s nice to have a drama where the characters, the situations, are a little more relatable. Dealing with issues a little closer to our homes. Of course, this could just be me.

Actually, I used to have trouble watching teen dramas at all because I could never really believe, as teenagers, they were going to be in it for the long haul. That I’d spend 16-20 episodes shipping a couple, rooting for them to be together only to realize that once the chapter ended, they’d probably drift apart once they got into college. (Ahem. Dream High. Ahem.) I’m like a little fluffy duckling. I bond. I want to finish my drama believing in my heart of hearts that these two are going to be together, married, happy, with a dog, possibly a cat, until they die just minutes apart.

I’m not saying my fantasy life is healthy.

When Leila brought up this topic, how her friend, who she’s been trying to introduce to Kdrama mentioned, after starting Signal, how nice it was to watch an age-appropriate drama, it got my thinking cap sputtering to life. What are the Age Appropriate Dramas? Adulting Dramas for Adults? PG13 for adult situations? And so this list was made.
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Happy Birthday SaraG! A BTS Birthday Story

Posted by Stephanie on February 9, 2017

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It’s our dear, lovely music sharing, Song Joong Ki loving, fanfic reading, general bad-ass chick, SaraG’s birthday! So. Since I’m allllll the way here in NY and she’s alllll the way in Denver (at least until next months BTS concert—wahoo!) The best gift I have to give is the gift of words. And pictures.  Read more

Topsu Dirge: Stars Are Just Like Us

Posted by Stephanie on February 8, 2017

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It’s time. The day is nigh. Neigh? Whatever the case, our boys, hair dyed back to black, the pre-military, pre-headshaving haircut has begun. How do we know this? The power of Instagram, the power of this connection between us and the inner life of our favorite stars. Luckily, both T.O.P and Junsu are prolific Instagrammers, so, during this time away, we’ll not only get to look back and be reminded of them, and be comforted by the tiny glimpses of how, really, deep down inside, they are just like us.  Read more

Topsu Dirge: KCrafts Plushy T.O.P

Posted by Stephanie on February 7, 2017

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Since Junsu got a solo post, it only seems fair that T.O.P gets one too…

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, ever since I actually gave Regina her Christmas present. It all started back at KCON, when I met up with the crafty Zombiemama. She was rocking these little bits of awesome that she made herself and made me go–I wanz!  Read more

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