I met with Chad Future a few months ago on the set of “Rock the World” at around 9:30 p.m. I stumbled onto the set holding two bottles of champagne and a vanilla cake with “You did it!” scrawled amateurishly in chocolate along its bottom edge. Future had emailed me a few days ago with their schedule; assuming they were on track, they had been on set since at least 9 a.m. with no intention of stopping until the shoot was over. Smaller artists and companies don’t have the same luxuries the Big Three can afford: multi-day movie shoots, extravagant locations, actual pyrotechnics. I figured the cake and champagne would provide some consolation from a grueling work day, what with the glamour and lifestyle of these big-headed entertainment types. Much to my surprise, I found out less than 15 minutes after arriving that Future is: (1) hardly a big-headed entertainment type, (2) does not treat his work as Work, and (3) doesn’t drink
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SBS’ Three Days rounded up its series on Thursday night, bringing much impact with the president’s words in the final episode.
Put in a dangerous situation, Han Tae Kyung (Park Yoo Chun) urged President Lee Dong Hwi (Son Hyun Joo) to leave the area. However, Lee Dong Hwi replied to protect the citizens first as they are the most important.
He added, “Just as a body guard is someone who protects the president, a president is someone who protects the nation. When the nation is in crisis, I can’t run away so I can survive alone. Without the nation, there is no meaning of a president.”
In another scene, when criminals, who were involved in an attempt to kill the president, stated that it’s not over and that someone will rise to finish the deed, as money continues to control the actions men
While we smile at the two main characters happy ending at the conclusion of every other rom-com, there’s always that little place in our hearts where we secretly hope that the girl would get with the second-lead.
Hit by the second-lead syndrome, we want to know which second-lead couple in popular rom-coms you rooting for. Let us know by voting below!
Yoon Ji Hoo (Kim Hyun Joong) – Geum Jan Di (Ku Hye Sun)
We’ll always remember Ji Hoo sunbae as the beautiful creature that knew he could go anywhere if he had a white sail and the wind to carry him.
While he appeared a bit cold at first in Boys Before Flowers, he was always watching over Geum Jan Di whenever she was in trouble (too many times to count) and played her prince on a white stallion when Goo Joon Pyo was being a butthole
Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!
The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.
“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”
“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be
Last Sunday night was a roller-coaster ride of emotions as fans (“Angels”) laughed, cries and obsessed over their favorite K-Pop celebs at the first stop of the U.S. leg of Teen Top’s “2014 HIGH KICK World Tour” in NYC. The tour, crowdfunded by fans via Krowdpop, is part of Mnet America’s Headliner series, which also brought U-KISS and CNBlue’s U.S. tours this year. The tour will spawn documentary series “Go! Teen Top,” which will give fans an insider look into the boys’ lives behind-the-scenes.
Even before the show began, the Best Buy Theater in Times Square was abuzz with fans’ excitement as a wave of fan chants could be heard echoing around the venue. At 7:30, the white curtain covering the stage dramatically gave way to the six shadows in a picture-perfect formation
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This whole group is older than most people would think and the surprise is partly because the girls are so youthful and energetic and caters more to a younger audience with their bright costumes and catchy songs
EPISODE 15 RECAP by Dramabeans
Even after Shinichi receives one of Baek-san’s finishing moves, he continues to fight until a group of Kaya’s henchmen come to fetch him on her orders. Shinichi refuses at first, wanting to finish the fight, but acquiesces immediately when the henchmen show him a mysterious black bag.
Baek-san acts all friendly to Jung-tae after the fight, though Jung-tae’s not too keen on returning the kindness. He promises to repay the debt he owes Baek-san (for saving him from Shinichi), but there’s something darker in that promise—he’s talking revenge.
But Baek-san, none the wiser, tells him that he owes him nothing: “Hwangbang will always protect you.” Oh, you mean when Hwangbang isn’t trying to kill him?
Kaya gets another chance to ask Leader Seol who killed her mother, but instead of answering her directly he tells her about her mother; the way she lived and the way she was loved at Club Shanghai, even though she was the highest female on the yakuza food chain
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
EPISODE 12: “No matter what side of yourself you show, I’ll stay beside you” recap by drama beans
After their argument in the middle of the street, Wan follows Joo-yeon ten steps behind her the rest of the way home. He sighs aloud that the kind of person who’d put her first is right by her side…but she can’t see him.
He regrets his jealous rant earlier about not wanting to lose her to Tae-yoon, realizing that she’s already upset and he just made things worse for her. “I should’ve just smiled, ‘I love you.’”
She eventually stops and tells him not to follow her, though he points out that they live together, so how could he not go in the same direction? She turns to go the other way, and he apologizes for everything, saying it was his fault
“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
Age of Feeling: Episode 8 recap by drama beans
In order to help Jung-tae learn how to fight against swords, Boss Hwang takes him to the gibang to meet Ajusshi Choi. Though Jung-tae’s known him for a while, he seems unaware of Ajusshi’s past as a guard for the Korean Empire (which ended in 1910 when Japan annexed Korea).
So Ajusshi Choi takes Jung-tae under his tutelage, and despite what I thought, Jung-tae isn’t trying to learn how to use a sword, but to fight unarmed against one. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but… why wouldn’t he want to use a sword even just as a shield instead of relying on his squishy human flesh for protection?
But Jung-tae answers that question by learning Ajusshi Choi’s lessons with lightning-quick accuracy, and in the end, wins the fight with his fists
Prime Minister and I: Episode 16 Recap By DramaBeans
Despite Yul coming to collect her, Da-jung declares that she won’t be going back home with him, and adds for good measure: “Let’s break up.” But Yul refuses to hear it and takes her suitcase before ushering Da-jung into the car by the hand.
It’s a mostly silent ride until Yul pulls over to the side of the road and gets out to finally get some air. When Da-jung follows him, he demands to know her train of thought by having him meet his not-so-dead first wife and leaving them—was it for his sake? Or the children?
“It was for me,” Da-jung answers. The idea of becoming the children’s stepmother had scared her despite her feelings for Yul, and felt it appropriate to step aside now that their mother had reappeared
2014 is already off to an explosive start - from Girl"s Day overtaking TVXQ and Rain on the charts to members of Girls" Generation confirmed to be dating, it looks like we"re in for an eventful year! Today, jennywill and contagion are here with our guesses and open ended questions for what else 2014 might just have in store for us! Remember, this is all just speculation!
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1. What"s in store for the Wonder Girls?
Even though JYP Entertainment has reassured fans that Wonder Girls will not be breaking up, it"s also true that the girls" future plans are pretty uncertain right now
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.
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25. SHINee "Dream Girl"
Label: SM Entertainment
Release 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
Answer Me 1994: A Special Finale Discussion by Couch-Kimchi:
Episode 20 was a big blow for me because I really saw how the story came about in this episode. Watching it with subtitles really had a huge impact, not to say that it didn’t stir my emotions already. My initial assumptions had a new light, seeing how each moment comes in full view. It brought a different kind of experience that made me think otherwise. It is a hard pill to swallow at first. But don’t let yourself miss out on the story because of this.
Now a simple surprise for you all. I’m not going to do this alone. As you already know, I am a biased Chil Bong shipper. So just to balance this post and to help us all understand the story much better, with a different point of view and amazing insights, I am writing this with a good friend whom I respect as a blogger herself
“Empress Ki” Episode 17 - 18 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
Things moved along nicely, I’m happy with the pace since we have a long ways to go. We have a curse to deal with and we got to see a jealous Goryeo King! I’m thisclose to boarding the WY/SN ship but who knows where I’ll be next week. (LOL) My mind changes on an hourly basis.
We open on Wang Yoo flashing back on the intimate scene on the bridge. He breaks the cup he’s holding in frustration (anger? sadness? all of these?) cutting his hand. Ta Hwan watches Ki and teases that she only allowed him her back – why not a hug? (LOL) He suddenly pulls her close and covers her ears, telling her he wants to challenge El Terror but that she witnessed him weak makes him want to die. Can she hear him? If so, she pretends that she can’t.
While Ki reads to Ta Hwan, Wang Yoo is outside shooting arrows
Answer Me 1994: Episodes 14 to 19 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
One more day and this drama will end! I’m really excited to watch the finale.
On that note, shall we focus on the story and set aside the shippers war?? Oppa and Chil Bong respect each other so much to even compete for Na Jung. She isn’t a prize to be won here. I know that being on either side brought tension and less excitement to some viewers. Personally, I avoid staying at threads because it also influence me. Just to stay within the story, and enjoy it more, let me share with you a view from where I am. Biases aside. I love Oppa so much I’m not going to trash talk him. He doesn’t deserve that, even if I’m on Team Chil Bong.
What can we do?? The writer is detailed, so detailed in fact that everything we’ve watched has a reason why it is placed there
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!
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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
2PM’s Wooyoung shared his thoughts about appearing in the show We Got Married.
Attending the press conference for We Got Married 4 on January 9, in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Wooyoung brought up his fans’ response.
“I do feel a lot of pressure,” started Wooyoung. “I expect my fans to get very jealous and mad… but I hope they will still show support.”
He continued by saying, “We Got Married has its own unique color that separates itself from other variety shows. I want to reveal my real personality through this show by saying what I want to say without having to memorize the scripts. I think I will be able to present another side of me, by being more carefree, natural and show what I’m like when I’m in love