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TV Guide [Drama Edition]: SBS’s “To the Beautiful You” – Ep. 11

By in News posted Oct October 2nd, 2012 No comments

Official Synopsis:
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.

Ratings:

MBC‘s ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ (starring Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah) dropped in ratings from last week’s high of 14

allkpop [TV Program Guide]: To the Beautiful You (Episodes 1-10)

By in News posted Oct September 27th, 2012 No comments

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

Which G-Dragon CF for Gmarket over the years do you like best?

By in News posted Oct April 29th, 2014 No comments

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”

By in News posted Oct November 29th, 2013 No comments

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 “AutomaticVanderveer, 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