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
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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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. During some of our discussions, 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 and 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!
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.
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?