Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Nobody Did Anything Wrong

Posted by SaraG on June 6, 2019

Music

Stage names are a tricky thing when you’re trying to get or stay popular, especially when you have a long and varied career. Depending on their company, many idols start building a fan base as trainees, using their given names, as they haven’t yet gotten a group or carved out their niche or crafted their persona. Once a group has been formed and a debut date has been selected, the marketing team works diligently to promote the idols in their new image, sometimes completely changing how we’ve known them through survival shows or as collabs or guests. The new and much wider fan base develops a relationship with the idols and their reputations and personas solidify. Sometimes there is some reshuffling and renaming, think Ikon, but for the most part, they stick to what they were given at the start. Consistency is key when keeping your fans.

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Hotel Del Luna, Opening For Business

Posted by Stephanie on June 4, 2019

Casting News

Weird and twisty, the Hong Sisters are back at it again! I’m not certain how this creaked under my radar, I knew there were rumblings of them coming back, but I didn’t realize not only did they have a lead couple, but the drama is almost ready to hit our screens! (What sneaky sisters we have here.)

Their dramas are hit or miss for me and this one? From the sounds of the premise, I hope it’s a hit! Read more

Musical Monday – Love it, Don’t Want it

Posted by SaraG on June 3, 2019

Music

I’d like to think of myself as not being a particularly picky person, that I’m pretty open to whatever comes at me. And for the most part, that’s fairly accurate – I may not love everything, but I can consume almost anything happily enough be it food, television, or music.  Except for olives, those are disgusting. And most things recommended by my husband because he’s weird and artsy and I am super not.

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Khottie of the Week: Ahn Hyo Seop

Posted by Alix on June 2, 2019

Khottie of the Week

I’m sure we all have those actors and actresses where we will put up with a lot to watch them in a drama. I discovered Ahn Hyo Seop in a very cute drama short, Queen of the Ring, and have eagerly watched most of what he has been in. I do have to admit that his new show Abyss has been somewhat of a challenge…but for him, I seem willing to push through a show featuring a magic marble and a serial killer. Read more

Episode 194: The Chosen History Queens of Great Communication

Posted by Cherry Cordial on May 31, 2019

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The game of trying to cram as many of the drama names into the title continues! (Answer? 5!) We’re back, and we’re talking about all of the dramas we’re watching. (Answer? 10!) As usual, our dramas vary greatly, but we did happen to find one that we’re both watching, Mystery Queen. What else made the list? Listen and find out!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – It’s An Ongoing Thing

Posted by SaraG on May 30, 2019

Music

Hip Hop is more than just a genre of music. It’s fashion, it’s language and colloquialisms, it’s a way of holding and presenting yourself, it’s a way of life. I, no matter how much I love the music, am not hip hop. I’m an outsider looking in and very much enjoying what I see, but knowing that I can never be that thing. And that’s ok, I’m a different thing that gets along with hip hop just fine. We are comfortable together. We overlap and have things in common. We just aren’t the same.

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Say It Ain’t So, DO!

Posted by Stephanie on May 29, 2019

General

Ouch. This one hurts, right in that burning nugget of what used to be my heart. One of my two favorite members of EXO, that lovable little scamp, the only idol who managed to keep his natural hair through almost all comebacks, DO is headed off to the military.

Betcha didn’t see that coming… or maybe that’s just me. Read more

We Bare For Monsta X

Posted by Stephanie on May 28, 2019

General

There have been rumbles and clips and pics giving us sneak peeks until finally, it’s here! What? The Monsta X episode of We Bare Bears! Seems embarrassing, but I’m sorry, this calls for a full-on squee of excitement.

SQUEEE!

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Musical Monday – Moving On (Not me…him)

Posted by SaraG on May 27, 2019

Music

I’ve written a bit in the past, in particular about the boys at Planetarium whom I love with all of my heart, that not everyone doing music in Korea is an idol. There is an incredibly rich music scene in almost every genre that has nothing to do with the big business of entertainment that we are largely exposed to internationally. But that doesn’t mean that these musicians aren’t influenced or impacted by the deep pockets and heartbreaking competition that is Kpop. an almost unfathomable number of boys and girls enter into an almost countless number of agencies as trainees. Sixty, seventy, one hundred groups debut each year and most never make it. The numbers are crushing.

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Khottie of the Week: Yook Sung Jae

Posted by Alix on May 26, 2019

Khottie of the Week/ Music

It’s time for another coming attraction post and I have to be honest and admit I was shocked to discover that Yook Sung Jae only turned 24 on May 2nd. He’s a member of BtoB, a group I am not very familiar with but I do remember him from his role in Goblin…where he did a mighty fine job.  Read more

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