big korean drama episode guide
While season one of Roommate was lukewarm, season two’s start is almost too hot to handle. With new household additions, loud and eccentric personalities thrive in the house, providing the laughs from the get go.
There is only so much entertainment you can get by watching people live together, yet this season’s cast are raising the bar from last season. Roommate primarily draws a viewer’s interest through the celebrities who appear on the show and despite the varieties in age and occupation; this brings limited amounts of new viewers if they don’t already have an interest in the celebrities. Would you watch an episode of 2NE1TV if you had no interest 2NE1? No. Season one did not do too well in the ratings despite the star-studded cast, but now with the addition of new cast members, Roommate has the chance to increase it’s viewers
This drama draws on Hisaya Nakajo‘s manga series “Hana Kimi“ that was published by Hakusensha from 1996 to 2004. The Korean interpretation centers on Goo Jae Hee (Sulli), a Korean girl who live in the States, but transfers to an all-boys school in Korea.
Jae Hee decides on the transfer after watching a track and field competition on TV, and becomes inspired by high-jump athlete, Kang Tae Joon (Minho). She begins to idolize the young athlete and eventually transfers to Korea to go to the same school after he experiences an injury that may potentially end his athletic career.
However, as Tae Joon attends an all-boys high school, Jae Hee must disguise herself as a boy to enter.
MBC‘s ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ (starring Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah) dropped in ratings from last week’s high of 14
Warning- there are spoilers for the first ten episodes of ‘To the Beautiful You‘ ahead!
Due to what is either poor planning or unfortunate timing, the idol-laden KBS drama ‘To the Beautiful You’ has been struggling to gain viewers, consistently coming last in broadcast ratings for its Wednesday and Thursday night slots.This may be due to premiering during the final episodes of the wildly-popular ‘Bridal Mask‘ (KBS2), and now running at the same time as another popular drama, ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ (MBC).In addition, this drama runs late at night, even though it is targeted at a younger demographic of viewers and should probably be playing a little earlier in the evening.
That said, the show isn’t bad, and if you like the whole girl-disguises-herself-as-a-boy storyline and can deal with blatant product placement, big gaps in logic (the scene where Daniel conveniently forgets he can speak Korean just baffles me), a couple of massive plot holes (Jae Hee walking away untraumatized from an attempted rape being one if not the worst), and an overbearing soundtrack (seriously, the music almost never stops!) you’ll probably enjoy this story
While looking through some celebrity CFs (because who can deny that Korean CFs are pretty entertaining), I happened upon some of G-Dragon"s works and realized that he had been a model for Gmarket Global for some time now! His CFs went as far back as 2010 (a pretty big commitment) and ranged from entertaining MVs to fun informational clips, even featuring other Big Bang members for more eye candy.
Gmarket Global is a pretty eclectic online, open market that has the cheapest options for everything from fashion to beauty to K-Pop in both English and Chinese, so many K-Pop fans all over the world probably already know about it. As a global market, it comes as no surprise that the company chose one of the most well-known and energetic Hallyu stars of Korea to be the face of the company!
Check out the cute videos of G-Dragon below and let us know which one is your favorite
Interview with Producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer: Working with XIA Junsu on “Uncommitted” and “Incredible”
Back in the summer of 2012, many fans were excited to learn about the release of Junsu’s (XIA‘s) new English single album, “Uncommitted.” The album opened a new understanding towards the singer’s ability to digest and express different musical ranges. Many have wondered about the American producer behind the English song “Uncommitted”. The question might have occurred again this past summer, when the same producer of “Uncommitted” had worked with Junsu to create the song “Incredible,” the Korean and English title song featuring Quincy Brown in Junsu’s second solo album.
American producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer, CEO of InRage Entertainment, is the mastermind behind “Uncommitted” and “Incredible,” two completely opposite styled songs that managed to fit perfectly with Junsu’s vocals