With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
Age of Feeling: Episode 12 recap by Dramabeans
Doctor Jung and Ok-ryun get an unexpected delivery to the clinic in the form of Daddy Shin’s body, brought there by Jae-hwa’s men.
But it seems like they may not be the only ones behind the body switch, since Jung-tae heeds So-so’s words about where his father’s funeral should rightfully take place and sheds his funeral clothes. So-so beams: “I guess you’re not fake after all. Let’s go.”
Jung-tae claims he has some business to take care of first, which leads us back to the body reveal with Leader Seol and Kaya. Leader Seol is the only one to open the casket and spot the random dead person inside, and closes it before a sudden letter arrives from Jae-hwa informing him of what he’s already confirmed: that they don’t have Daddy Shin’s corpse
Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?
Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?
Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.
Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face
Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense that they went from Park Min-young to Jin Se-yeon, because they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind.
Doctor Stranger is the medical spy melodrama from PD Jin Hyuk of Master’s Sun and City Hunter and writer Park Jin-woo of Conspiracy in the Court. It stars Lee Jong-seok as a North Korean doctor who defected to the South and gets treated as an outsider in the hospital where he works
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage
Romantic Highlights Include:
When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question
Name: 에릭 / Eric
Also known as: Eric Moon
Real name: 문정혁 / Moon Jeong Hyuk
Profession: Singer, actor and model
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: B
Family: Two older sisters and one older brother
Talent agency: Good Entertainment
Kpop group: Leader/rapper of the Korean boyband Shinhwa
Military Service : October 9th, 2008.
Myung Wol the Spy (KBS2, 2011)
Strongest Chil Woo (KBS2, 2008)
Que Sera, Sera (MBC, 2007)
Wolf (MBC, 2006)
Invincible Parachute Agent (SBS, 2006)
Super Rookie (MBC, 2005)
Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
Banjun Drama (SBS, 2004)
Breathless (MBC, 2003)
Diary of June (2005)
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Emergency Act 19 (2002)
2006 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award (Invincible Parachute Agent)
2006 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (Invincible Parachute Agent)
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Super Rookie)
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Super Rookie)
2004 Acting Daesang Awards Best New Actor Award (Phoenix)
Girl group AOA will be holding a mini concert next week on “Lee.Bahl.Show” (shortened in Korean for “This Month’s Discovery). What makes “Lee.Bahl.Show” special is the small venue with 150 seating so fans can have an intimate time with the artists and other fans.
Also, Soompi is giving away four pairs of tickets to the special event! If you’re in Korea, it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss! The event will take place this Monday, February 17 from 8:00~9:00pm (KST) at Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
So, how do you get in on this sweet deal? Check out the easy details below!
To enter the contest all you have to do is::
Follow us on Twitter (@soompi), Leave a comment below with your Twitter username, Tweet: “@soompi is giving away free tickets to AOA’s mini-concert! Click here for more info! http://bit
“I Need Romance 3″ Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama zips through relationships faster than a CW teen show. At this point, it’s like an American sitcom with 1-episode relationships except that instead of main characters dating quirky guest stars, they are dating other main characters.
Having said that, I found this week’s episodes a little interesting.
We learn that for the two months Sweet Potato has lived with Joo Yeon, he’s been her unpaid homemaker and caretaker while she’s been too busy to relax and enjoy a meal. She doesn’t really stop till the night she cries after disappointing her sunbae. After resting on Wan’s comforting shoulders for a bit, she suddenly perks up, announces that she’s hungry and rummages through the fridge for something to eat
“Man from the Stars” episodes 14 and 15 deliver both thrilling and romantic sequences. Episode 15 in particular brought back some much needed humor, delighting audiences with Min Joon’s comedic struggle to express his feelings. It’s Min Joon’s turn to feel jealousy and frustration, as he begins to give in to his ever-building emotions. Song Yi instead focuses on regaining her health as well as her independence when it comes to love. Alas, no matter what she does she can’t quite shake her feelings for Min Joon.
Song Yi Falls After Wires Snap
Jae Kyung’s plan to sabotage Song Yi’s stunt succeeds and Song Yi plummets to the ground.
Luckily Hee Kyung leaps into action and runs to to break Song Yi’s fall. He reaches her just in time, helping to shield her from impact
Girls’ Generation’s members, Taeyeon and Tiffany shared a photo of themselves eating cotton candy!
On Febrary 5, Taeyeon posted a photo online with the short message, “Stress. Cotton candy. Sweet.”
Taeyeon and Tiffany enjoyed themselves with a sweet treat. In the first three photographs, Taeyeon angrily ate the cotton candy. In the last one, she looked as if she’s being tickled by a piece of cotton candy while Tiffany showed her fans different ways of eating the treat in the three photographs. For the first, Tiffany ate the cotton candy in a sexy manner and changed her expression to that of surprise in the last photo.
Meanwhile, Taeyeon will return to her fans through an album called “SM The Ballad” which will be released on February 13. Tayeon will sing a solo song, “Set Me Free”
Howdy, I"mNoodle, a new Op-Ed and Features writer for allkpop. I grew up inHouston, Texas and through my interest in Starcraft2, I"ve come to gain an interest in Korean music,television, and culture as a whole. My favorite solo artist is BoAand my favorite group is After School. I hope that I can neatly mergemy interest in kpop with my development as a writer to delivercontent that you can enjoy.
Life is full ofsurprises and every now and then you receive surprises within K-Pop that pleaseyou in an unexpected way. Here"s a list of my five pleasant surprises within thelast year of K-Pop that have left fans with a good aftertaste.
5dolls Gets Successfully Rebuilt asF-ve Dolls with "Can You Love Me"
5dolls was never very active,nor was their main group Co-ed School
The entertainment world sees a bunch of rookies every single year. But it"s not just rookie artists that get to see the light of day - sometimes, entertainers who have been in the game for years suddenly get their big break
And 2013 sure had a lot of breakthrough stars, ranging from just-debuted rookies to veterans who debuted-15-years-ago. Check out the biggest breakthrough stars of 2013, in no particular order!
SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] 13 breakthrough stars of 2013
How could we possibly talk about 2013 and leave EXO out? (On a side note: I keep using this picture for my EXO articles because I really like it for some reason.) When EXO debuted in 2012 with "MAMA", they had a lot of fangirls crying at their awesomeness. But then as 2012 rolled on and on, and then 2012 turned to 2013, EXO seemed to simply fade in the background with next-to-zero promotions
I Need Romance 3 - Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.
The drama begins with a little girl walking in the first snowfall of the year with a cute French song playing in the background. Where’s she going? The male narrator tells us that she was going to see him shortly after exiting his mother’s womb
I think it"s pretty safe to say that I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I did watch, there was one that I was obsessed with. There was another one I cannot believe to this day that I even finished considering how terrible it was but I"ll get to that next week. This week is a focus on the good and keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the best drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).
SEE ALSO: Watch "Show! Music Core" livestream!
This has to be tvN"s "Reply 1994" for a couple of reasons. Generally, the writing was absolutely superb, the episodes were edited in a way that heightened anticipation and each revelation
We previously announced that Rainbow’s sexy sub-unit Rainbow Blaxx is confirmed as the first artist of 2014 for ‘Lee.Bahl.Show” and that this will be their showcase.
Soompi is giving away four pairs of tickets to “Lee.Bahl.Show”! The fun event will take place this Monday, January 20 from 8:30~9:30pm (KST) at Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
What makes “Lee.Bahl.Show” (shortened in Korean for “This Month’s Discovery) special is the intimate 150 seating and several planned events for the fans like a Q&A session with the artists.
Soompiers in Korea are in for a treat as only a lucky few will be able to watch the girls perform tracks from the new mini album live before the rest of the world!
So, how do you get in on this sweet deal? Check out the easy details below!
To enter the contest all you have to do is::
Follow us on Twitter (@soompi), Leave a comment below with your Twitter username, Tweet: “@soompi is giving away free tickets to Rainbow Blaxx’ showcase! Click here for more info! http://bit
Sadly, duo groups are not as prevalent in K-Pop, but they are growing with the help of sub-units and popular collaborations. People love these duos because they can focus on just two people who work admirably well together in their partnership. While showing off an intimate relationship almost like a couple or a pair of best friends, these duos use both members" unique traits and skills to an advantage.
SEE ALSO: Performances from the "28th Golden Disk Awards"!
Which duos are especially eye-catching with their amazing chemistry and teamwork?
GD & T.O.P
Obviously, it would have been difficult for G-Dragon to pick just one fellow Big Bang member for the first duo, but he eventually went with T
Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we"re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013!
Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today"s list, we bring you the second half - numbers 25 through 1.
SEE ALSO: allkpop"s Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50
25. SHINee "Dream Girl"
SM EntertainmentRelease Date:
February 19th, 2013
SHINee"s been a busy, busy group this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- so much so that it seems like "Dream Girl", their first video of 2013, came out much earlier than it actually did. The video features all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream world while chasing a faceless girl in a painting through rooms where time and gravity have no meaning
Warning: Contains Spoilers
Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles
2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren"t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.
This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!
SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to recruit non-celebrity "Miss Korea"s for her stage at the "2013 SBS Gayo Daejun"
Dramas that deal with the supernatural
We think it"s fairly safe to say that 2012 was pretty saturated with time traveling, particularly between the modern era and something more like the Chosun Dynasty
American writer Kate DiCamillo’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” recently sold over 30,000 copies.
The book was first published in 2009, and was quickly forgotten without receiving much interest. However, it’s as if the book has sprouted wings; it’s selling like crazy. This is because of its appearance in the currently very hot SBS drama, “Man From the Stars.”
In the drama, which is about the fateful love story of 400-year-old alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) and top star Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), Do Min Joon is often seen reading books, and they have become more than just simple props.
The lines from the book fantastically fall in line with the innocent heart of Do Min Joon, and give his story another level of wholeness, as well as an additional element of foreshadowing in the drama