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Korean Drama Pinocchio Episode 4 Recap

By in News posted Oct November 24th, 2014 No comments
By: Dramabeans We rewind a little to see that Dad finds the kids on the rooftop and hides out of sight, just in time to watch Dal-po try to stop In-ha’s day-long bout of hiccups, over having to lie that things went great with Mom and she’s totally fine giving up on journalism altogether. In-ha knows that Dal-po gave up college for her, and says she can’t live off of his taxi-driving income forever.But Dal-po stops her from burning all her books by declaring that he needs them now, because he’s going to become a reporter too. Just like that, her hiccups stop, and fireworks explode in the distance.As they head back down with her suitcase full of books, In-ha offers to give Dal-po her precious notes that she spent three years compiling. She worries about Grandpa finding out that Dal-po isn’t dumb, but he’s not concerned at all, since he plans to keep his cabbie job and just study intermittently because he’s positive he won’t be hired

Recap for SBS Drama Pinocchio Episode 4

By in News posted Oct November 21st, 2014 No comments

Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers, and the kind of love that’s so steadfast that sometimes a reminder is a shock to the system—a poignant, tear-filled, affectionate shock.by DramabeansTiger J.K – “첫사랑” (First Love) for the Pinocchio OST

EPISODE 4: “Romeo and Juliet” We rewind a little to see that Dad finds the kids on the rooftop and hides out of sight, just in time to watch Dal-po try to stop In-ha’s day-long bout of hiccups, over having to lie that things went great with Mom and she’s totally fine giving up on journalism altogether

Michael Jackson: K-Pop’s Biggest Idol?

By in News posted Oct November 16th, 2014 No comments
Michael Jackson: K-Pop’s Biggest Idol? Written by Laura On November 16, 2014

When newly-minted international superstar Psy was asked by The Hollywood Reporter in 2012 what he deemed to be the USA’s greatest export, he answered:

“First of all, the English language. And also pop music. A song like Michael Jackson["s] ‘Billie Jean,’ it’s like the world’s biggest, most universal language.”

Now, the answers he chose (language & pop music) might not be surprising. But the fact that he chose Michael Jackson as an example is notable, and, as this article will convey, in no way a coincidence.

Of course, some might argue that Jackson is an obvious pick. Hailed as the King of Pop for decades, and with his popularity surging up again after his untimely death in 2009, MJ would easily come to a lot of people’s minds when they think of pop music

When Idols Show their True Colours: The Dangers of Racial Stereotyping

By in News posted Oct November 13th, 2014 No comments
When Idols Show their True Colours: The Dangers of Racial Stereotyping Written by Sidrah On November 13, 2014

On the November 1st broadcast of C-Radio Idol True Colours, Red Velvet member Wendy revealed a rather controversial personal ‘talent’ that left many people — particularly international fans — somewhat less than amused. During a segment of the show, she felt it was appropriate to perform a few questionable impersonations of both Black Americans and White Americans, male and female, to the absolute delight and encouragement of her peers. Unfortunately for her, they also inevitably fell under the incredibly sensitive topic of racial stereotyping, which presumably resulted in a majority of negative responses and backlash within a sea of fairly mixed comments

Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 10 Recap and Screencaps

By in News posted Oct November 13th, 2014 No comments
by Dramabeans: Audition hall. After arriving to an empty auditorium, the judges receive word that there are students prepared to audition after all. Teacher Ahn is pleased at this sign that the boycott issue was resolved, while Teacher Do sniffs that an S Orchestra student is still going to fail, considering that judging will purely be based on ability.Yoo-jin and Nae-il arrive just in time for the first solo, recognizing Il-lac immediately. While he plays, Il-lac’s mind is full of Nae-il’s earlier reminder of everything Yoo-jin had done for them. In this case, Yoo-jin’s actions speak louder than his words (in that he offered no words). As Yoo-jin watches anxiously, Nae-il reaches out and takes his hand in a reassuring gesture. Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 10 Recap and ScreencapsThe A Orchestra members are also alerted to the end of the boycott, but Shi-won is confused to see that many are skipping auditions anyway

Recap: “Old Goodbye,” MBC’s Drama Festival Special

By in News posted Oct November 12th, 2014 No comments

I was one of the many who immediately jumped on the “Old Goodbye” bandwagon when news first broke out that it was due to air this November. Not only was the time travel, fantasy plot interesting, but this drama special is, quite possibly, the only chance we’d ever get to see a true “Fated to Love You” reunion. The staff of “Old Goodbye” involves not only Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara, but also Im Hyung Joon, who portrayed half of the Hamo-Hamo duo, Mr. Choi, and Kim Hee Won, the director for “Fated to Love You.”

As such a big fan of the drama, “Old Goodbye” was a gift. The anxiety of waiting for November 10 to roll around gave way to excitement when I was finally able to push that play button

10 Hunky Model-Turned-Actors

By in News posted Oct November 5th, 2014 No comments

Tis the year of model-turned-actors! They have been popping up everywhere, dominating our world on-and-off screen with their perfectly structured visuals, slim figures, and fantasy-boyfriend image! These model-turned-actors have achieved the trifecta of becoming the perfect celebrity.

We love them in pictorials and we love them even more on-screen playing our favorite characters. Here are 10 notable model-turned-actors!

Cha Seung Won

As one of the first models to become an actor, Cha Seung Won stands proud and tall amongst all model-actors with his impressive experience as both model and actor, which is why he had to be included in this list. He debuted in 1988 as a model and expanded his line of works to on-screen with the sitcom, "New York Story," in 1997

Five Reasons Big Bang T.O.P Is One Of The Most Awesome K-Pop Idols

By in News posted Oct November 4th, 2014 No comments


(Photo : YG Entertainment ) T.O.P celebrates his birthday on November 4.


T.O.P (Choi Seung Hyun) of YG Entertainment’s male group Big Bang was born on November 4, 1987. T.O.P has captured the hearts of K-Pop fans throughout the world with his penetrating stare and deep timbre which is often duplicated by up-and-coming idols. He has developed into a strong actor with his recent film “Tazza: The Hidden Card” demonstrating the range of his acting ability and showing off his well-hidden abs.

Here are five reasons that T.O.P has become a favorite idol of K-Pop fans, in celebration of his birthday.

1. T.O.P recently transitioned from one of the most modest idols into the sexiest.


Recap: “We Got Married” Episode 243 – The Ice Man, the Cheese Ball, and the Husband

By in News posted Oct October 27th, 2014 No comments

The SoompiWe Got Married” recaps are back! It’s been many months since the last recap, but let’s jump right in. We have three couples: Actor Hong Jong Hyun and Girl’s Day‘s Yura, actors Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun, actor Min Nam Gong and Trot singer Hong Jin Young. To get a better understanding of the couples, let’s take a closer look at the husbands.

Hong Jong Hyun – The Ice Man

Yura is the loud and bubble idol while Hong Jong Hyun is the quiet handsome actor who just leans a little bit away when Yura starts playfully hitting him. It’s not that Jong Hyun doesn’t have a sense of humor, sometimes he can be quite witty, it’s just that his initial reaction is to not say much

[Spoiler] Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama “Tomorrow”s Cantabile”

By in News posted Oct October 15th, 2014 No comments

Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama "Tomorrow"s Cantabile" (2014)Directed by Han Sang-wooWritten by Shin Jae-wonNetwork : KBSWith Joo Won, Sim Eun-kyeong, Lee Ah-hyeon, Kim Yoo-mi-II, Park Bo-geom, Bae Min-jeong,...20 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Naeil"s Cantabile"Formerly known as "Nodame Cantabile" (노다메 칸타빌레 최종악장, no-da-me kan-ta-bil-le choe-jong-ag-jang choi-jong-ak-jang) and "Cantabile Romance" (칸타빌레 로망스, Kan-ta-bil-le Ro-man-seu)SynopsisThe Korean remake version of the Japanese drama. "Tomorrow"s Cantabile" is about the passion for classical music and romance between the youth.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/10/13


Donghae thanks his fans for all the support and love!

By in News posted Oct October 15th, 2014 No comments
Super Junior"s Donghae took to his Instagram, thanking his fans for all the love and support on his birthday.

He wrote on his Instagram on October 15, "Thank you. I"ve only been receiving for nine years. I always feel supported, thankful, and apologetic. My heart flutters whenever I meet you even when I"ve already met you time and time again, I want to meet my ELF, I love you guys! I will spend another heart fluttering day because of ELF."

Donghae also posted a picture below of the nicely organized presents that ELF had sent him thanking his fans for always making his heart warm as he celebrates his 29th birthday.

In addition to the presents, fans took out an ad in the Sports Seoul Newspaper with a picture of the idol with the caption, "When we think of him, the whole world gets brighter

11 female idols who are known to derp

By in News posted Oct October 13th, 2014 No comments

Our favorite female idols are beautiful. Stunning beings with their sexy eyeliner, beautiful skin, and glorious hair, female idols are bombshells that are here to blow us away with just one look.

Queens. Bow down.

Despite being flawless, however, some special female idols have quite the rep for being unexpectedly, hilariously derpy. Here are some of the derpiest female idols around that often have fans laughing at and falling in love with their array of facial expressions, whether they derp on purpose or not.

Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung

Many people deem Sooyoung"s looks to be "exotic", but some don"t know just how "exotic" her contorted facial expressions can get! Usually a goddess with all her hair-flipping glory, Sooyoung rarely derps by accident, but rather, chooses to derp for a living, entertaining TV viewers and fans alike with her wide-eyed look

9 Female Idols That Pull off Crazy Hair: Pink Edition

By in News posted Oct October 13th, 2014 No comments

We previously listed 8 male idols that can rock pink hair. Female idols, too, continuously prove that it"s not just men that can sport this flashy and fashionable color. So, let"s take a look at which 9 female idols (yes, 9 rather than 8) can pull off crazy pink hair!

Red Velvet"s Irene

When Red Velvet debuted this year with "Happiness," the girl in the pink hair stood out the most to me. She is none other than the leader, Irene. I think the pink colored tips perfectly complement her feminine features and petite frame--it adds just the right amount of edge to her pretty-girl look.

miss A"s Jia

When I think of pink hair, the first person to come to mind is none other than miss A"s Jia

Sooyoung’s realistic acting captures the hearts of viewers

By in News posted Oct October 12th, 2014 No comments

Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation is praised for her wonderful acting in the recent Wednesday-Thursday drama, “Spring Days of My Life.”

Recently, Sooyoung’s acting has been receiving a lot of attention for her portrayal of Lee Bomyi as emotions and tensions run high on the recent episode of “Spring Days of My Life.” A writer from TV Report Korea wrote a spotlight on Sooyoung as an actress, complimenting her - “Her acting is real. She is an ‘actress’ rather than an ‘idol who acts.’”

Lee Bomyi, is a woman given a second chance at life. When she meets Kang Dongha, played by Kam Woosung, the two begin to fall for each other, but a tragic secret puts their love in jeopardy when it comes to light. This heartbreaking story of star-crossed lovers is guaranteed to be full of tear-jerking moments that will tug on every viewers heart strings

[HanCinema”s Idol Actors] Lee Seung-gi

By in News posted Oct October 12th, 2014 No comments

Lee"s first leading role was in 2009"s "Shining Inheritance" as the quintessential prickly male lead, Seon Woo-hwan. Lee showed an affinity for the camera even though he tended to overact, especially during scenes of anger. This habit trended through many of his dramas save for his latest, "You"re Surrounded". The emotions are clear, but seem overwrought, as if geared for the live stage rather than in front of a camera. This is most evident in "Shining Inheritance" and tones down in each subsequent leading role that he landed. Again, it is Lee"s earnest portrayals of his characters that make him so well-liked despite any flaws he may have as an actor. It"s his appeal that keeps the role offers coming."My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" from 2010 was Lee"s real breakthrough as an actor. He worked beside from the very nuanced actress Sin Min-ah from whom he learned a lot

Seo Taiji spotted filming for a variety show for the first time in 10 years

By in News posted Oct October 10th, 2014 No comments

Seo Taiji was spotted on his way to film for an episode KBS 2TV’s “Happy Together 3.”

On October 4th, Seo Taiji, dressed in a fashionable knit sweater and cap, was seen entering the KBS station in Yeouido to begin filming for an episode of “Happy Together 3.”

This episode marks Seo Taiji’s first appearance on a variety show in 10 years, and the reunion of Yoo Jaesuk and Seo Taiji for the first time since 1993. The production team previously announced that Seo Taiji will hold a one-on-one discussion with Yoo Jaesuk before the rest of the hosts join them on the show.

In other news, Seo Taiji recently released a collaboration track with IU called “Sogyeokdong” which received favorable responses even though it has also been met with plagiarism suspicions

Winner to make their guest appearance on “Weekly Idol”

By in News posted Oct October 9th, 2014 No comments

Winner will make their variety debut on MBC Every1"s "Weekly Idol"!

Following G-Dragon, Winner will be the 2nd artist from YG Entertainment to make their appearance on the show. It was revealed that during the recording of the show, Winner showed their unexpected witty sense of humour and variety show skills which captured the hearts from both the MCs Jung Hyung Don and Defconn.

This episode is scheduled to be broadcasted this October.

10 covers of American songs by idols you need to check out!

By in News posted Oct October 7th, 2014 No comments

Of course, with the ton of talented vocalists out there and the immense respect K-Pop in general has for Western music, there is no surprise that there is a plethora of idols covering American music. So why not compile some of the most amazing, jaw-dropping covers that send shivers down your spines for an earwormy good time?

Check out the ten below--and these idols have many more covers that you should likewise check out!

LEDApple"s Hanbyul - Bruno Mars"s "Gorilla"

This is just one of many awesome covers by LEDApple"s talented vocalist Hanbyul, who sounds like he could go on "Hidden Singer" as a Bruno Mars impersonator. Seriously, I just went back and forth between Hanbyul"s covers and Bruno Mars"s original versions and my friend could not tell the difference

K-Pop Mixtape: Idols Sing For Dramas & Soundtracks

By in News posted Oct October 4th, 2014 No comments


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Many of us know the title songs from our favorite K-Pop idol"s albums, but every so often an individual from that idol group will make a foray into the world of acting.

Some idols are more experienced in acting at this point while others are still considered rookies. Even so, these acting idols can expect some support from their fellow members, friends, and label mates. How do they express their support you may ask? Why, through song, of course!

Here is a mixtape of popular drama soundtrack songs sung by our favorite idols:

"Stand by Me" by SHINee"s Onew
Drama: Boys Over Flowers

We were graced with Onew"s honey voice throughout almost the entirety of the legendary drama

Roundtable: Sicapocalypse Now

By in News posted Oct October 4th, 2014 No comments
Roundtable: Sicapocalypse Now Written by Seoulbeats On October 4, 2014

So much has happened in such a short period of time that it’s hard to make sense of our emotions. As the story unfolded, these were our reactions from the time Jessica released her first official statement disclosing her side of the story. What was your initial reaction to reports of Jessica being booted from SNSD? What were your feelings like as more facts were revealed? What’s to become of the Nation’s Girl Group?

Gaya: I actually understand SM‘s decision to drop Jessica: accommodating her promoting just one more album may have been possible, but I get it if SM wasn’t interested in keeping her around for that long. But if that was the case, why have her renew her contract and then dump her weeks later? That just doesn’t sit right with me