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This week was a bit slower than most, but still had some big headlines to keep things interesting! Some dramas continue, some dramas come to an end (possibly only temporarily), and new dramas resurface.
So what did you miss out on this week in the world of K-Pop? Let"s go!
ARMYs come to BTS"s rescue!
BTS (Bangtan Boys) are continuing to impress with their current promotions, finally dropping the long-awaited 19+ MV for "I Need U"! Meanwhile, ARMYs are showering the boys with love, celebrating their 700th day since debut with a worldwide trending hashtag, and coming to the boys" defense because despite their love overseas, they seem to be in rather hot water in their very own country.
BTOB’s Yook Sungjae wowed the crowd with the singing skills when he masked his identity as Mr. Bee.
On the episode of MBC’s “King of Mask Singer” aired on May 10, the third champion singer is chosen through an intense semi-final and final competition.
In order to chose the opponent for finalist Gold Lacquer, Mr. Bee and Sky Lark compete against each other in the semi final. Mr. Bee sings “Gratitude,” while Sky Lark sings “I Will Show You.”
This week started out pretty slow with no hope of getting any better throughout the week. There were couple teaser releases here and there while Big Bang made efforts to keep up the hype with a string of bonus clips taken from "Bae Bae."
It wasn"t until mid-week when much more dramatic news and updates started to surface, starting with Kim Hyun Joong"s lawsuit with his ex as well as highly anticipated solo debut/comebacks.
Let"s see if you"ve been keeping up with the latest K-Pop News!
The comeback just about every single K-pop fan in the world was on tenterhooks for has finally happened – after three years of waiting, BIGBANG has finally dropped new material. It is unquestionably great, but boy did they keep us waiting!
Also making a recent musical return is BoA, whose new release is her first since 2012.
But BIGBANG and BoA are not the only K-pop acts that have tortured us with their absence of late. So join us now as we take a tour through a world of acts that most urgently need to release new music – before we lose our minds!
(Photo : Nickelodeon )
Korean-American pop vocalist and actress Megan Lee leads the stellar cast of Nickelodeon’s musical comedy, “Make It Pop.” She portrays Sun Hi Song, an enthusiastic, aspiring pop idol who draws on electronic dance music for inspiration. “Make It Pop” weaves the vibrant aesthetic of Korean pop into a tale of prep school students who are on the verge of breaking into show business. Set within the hallways of Mackendrick Prep, Sun Hi and her roommates Corki (Erika Tham) and Jodi (Louriza Tronco) enjoy madcap adventures during their journey towards stardom. The 19-year-old rising star provided KDramastars with a phone interview, where she discussed her role on “Make It Pop” and her journey towards becoming one of Nickelodeon’s hottest new stars.
This week was a bit less hectic than past ones--except for all the awesome comebacks by your favorite artists such as BTS and the long-awaited Big Bang! So I guess it was still pretty crazy for fans, who were swooning and crying out, "Be still my heart!"
Check out the big things that happened this past week to see what you missed out on!
SNS Cryptic Messages C-Clown
C-Clown"s Rome (Christian Yu) recently updated us on his current state after few days of being MIA, but it failed to make us any less worried as it was just as, if not more, cryptic as the last one. He wrote via Instagram, "If you understand my silence! You will understand my words!" But Christian, how does one understand silence if one is no mind reader!? At this point, we can only hope for the best.
Capitalizing on the successes that she found on Unpretty Rapstar, Jimin from AOA is back in a new hip-hop project. Originally entitled ‘N Project’ from her company FNC Entertainment, she paired with N.Flying’s leader Seunghyub to release a digital single as the project group Jimin N J.Don. Their song “God” is a hip-hop song that sees both participants trade bars over a trap beat.
“Running Man,” the immensely popular South Korean show, has gained fans worldwide with their unique combination of athletic competitions and zany humor. The cast members all have a witty sense of humor, a high level of competition, and a great relationship with each other. Added to this mixture are amazing guests almost every episode and new games that still keep you entertained after almost 250 episodes! Millions of people tune in every week to watch the program, but somehow there are still people out there who have yet to watch this fantastic show! If you are one of these people, then it’s past time you found out why fans are so addicted by watching the episodes on this list.
(Photo : IU Instagram )
On April 26, IU shared a photo through social media which highlighted her move towards a more mature image. IU has been widely recognized for her ageless appearance but the 21-year-old star has been taking greater steps towards adulthood. Her attempt to change her visual concept was recognized by the Korean outlet Dispatch. Dispatch provided commentary on her photo through the article, "No more cuteness, IU shows a more mature look."
Time for another weekly recap! This week had a ton of stuff packed into it, so there"s a lot to cover. Make sure you get some popcorn because this includes all the top controversies this week, but also some awesome comebacks to revisit.
Comebacks and Upcoming Debuts
This week was just full of comebacks from welcoming back old school groups and artists such as J.Y. Park and Jinusean to new debut releases and fresh new concepts from "K-Pop Star"s Shin Ji Soo and Block B"s first ever subunit, BASTARZ, who, by the way, clearly lived up to their group name with the release of "Conduct Zero."
Air Date: Every Sunday on SBS at 6:10 p.m. with run time of ~75minutes. Part of SBS’ Sunday variety umbrella program, “Good Sunday.”
Premiere Date: July 11, 2010
Current episode: Episode 242 broadcast on April 12, 2015Format:
In the beginning, the show was dubbed a “urban action variety” reality TV show in which a landmark in Korea was rented out for the night and the cast locked in. The cast had to complete missions and games to in order to go home in the morning. The show has evolved since then, from doling out punishments at the end if they didn’t win, to rewarding them with various gold prizes at the end of the episode.
When it comes to the world of K-Pop, Steve Harvey"s "WTF" face comes in very handy to express how I feel about some of the news lately. Welcome back to "Weekly Recap," where we highlight the biggest news of the week, featuring some commentary from me, a fellow K-Pop fan. Leggo!
Starts from K putting the ring on her finger and saying it fitsperfectly. This is yours. SYJ bought it in the past. D: YJ shi did?K: now next to me you can waver – if you keep that on I wont go to youagain. I –KKJ- wont ever love you.
M repeats what CS told her. M: your dad said to get married rightnow? CS: yes. my dad said if you arent going to get married then dontmeet again. M: they should get married later when he comes back. He cantnow. she runs off so CS says doctor seo already came back-you said notto oppose so why are you like that.
Starts from the scene where D rushes into church for her friend’swedding. She apologizes for being late.They take pics and friendscongratulate D on her exam
afterwards D is giving her friend her wedding gift (money) and AKwants to check out the groom’s friends cuz their specs (qualities) areno joke and asks D to go with her to the “after the wedding gettogether” that the friends attend. But D says I am hungry, let’s go eat.but AK says the food is not the problem right now. AK says how thegroom’s friends are totally good looking. D says I havent eatenbreakfast yet. I am hungry so I will be going first to eat. She leavesand AK notices that one of the groom’s friend is YJ
Starts from D walking towards S’s front door. Then how K is runningto her location. D turns away from the door then puts the key in andunlocks the door. S asks who is there. Y grabs D and turns her around toface him. Just as S opens the door, he shuts it. D says let go of herso he does. She tells him to put down his arm (holding the door closed)too but he shakes his head no. she pulls his arm and says let go but hewont. she hits him to get out of the way but he takes all her hits. Hetakes the key from her and she says dont do that. he throws the key awayand then both go after it- she is trying to pick it up and he is tryingto prevent her. he holds her back so she says let go of me- why are youlike this. let go. he kicks the key away and finally picks her up andcarries her out of the building before she can grab the key. S comes outand looks at her key on the floor.
GONG YOO as Seo Yoon Jae (Y)
LEE MIN JUNG asGil Da Ran (D)
BAEK SUNG HYUN as Gil Choong Sik – D’s younger brother. (CS)
SUZY as Jang Ma Ri (M)
SHIN WON HO as Kang Kyung Joon (K)
JANG HEE JIN as Lee Se Young. the female doctor who likes YJ. (S)
“Infinity Challenge,” the representative Korean variety show currently airing, comes with an impressive history. (This year they celebrate their 10-year anniversary!) Its members are undoubtedly famous and nationally known. Of course, with 10 years of history, there have been member changes throughout time. Currently, there are five active members, but last week’s episode’s “challenge” was to find the sixth man – a permanent new member to the “Infinity Challenge” team. In honor of the current members of “Infinity Challenge” who have lasted an impressive amount of time, I present the following question and my potential candidates.
It’s common for idols to become actors, but well-known actors are yet to make idol debuts. To make this happen, at least in the imaginary world, we decided to create a fantasy idol group composed with eight actors as its members! Depending on their personalities, looks, and talents, they were assigned to different roles in the group. Can you think of a name for the group? Who would you add on as the ninth member? Let us know through the comments!The Variety Show Expert Choi Woo Shik