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
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
“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
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
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
Rachel’s K-pop and K-drama blog Rara-Pop is full of good information any fan of Korean entertainment will enjoy. You’ll find articles like “Korean Celebrity Inspired Wants,” “Top 5 Engrish Phrases in K-pop,” and a wide range of music video and drama reviews. Warning: T.O.P’s cheekbones may be a frequent topic of discussion. Be sure to check out this great blog!
This week brought two more solid “Man from the Stars” episodes. Do Min Joon’s past connection to Chun Song Yi is slowly being revealed, creating a rich backdrop to complement his present actions. Song Yi remains a strong, yet struggling character as she deals with a variety of issues ranging from sickness to even a murder case. I love how despite Min Joon’s commitment to noninterference, he keeps getting dragged into Song Yi’s complicated life
You who came feom the stars ep3 RECAP by drama beans
After dragging Song-yi out of her beauty salon confrontation with jealous rival Yura, Min-joon demands to know who the girl in Song-yi’s photo is. He’s already guessed the connection but needs the confirmation: “Who are you?”
A flashback to Joseon takes us to the aftermath of doppelganger Yi-hwa’s kidnapping. She asks him a string of questions about his identity, offering that she believes in other life forms (whether grim reapers or folk-tale creatures), and therefore he can be honest about his origins. Through it all, Min-joon just looks at her with an enigmatic smile.
Song-yi invites Min-joon home with her, wanting to take care of him in exchange for him saving her life, and leads the way
Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes
In November, boy group Infinite embarked on the US leg of their “One Great Step” world tour, beautifully bringing their time in the US to an end with an unforgettable show in NYC. What a rollercoaster night – one filled with tears, laughter, and the undying quench for more. Read on for our full (and detailed) recap of the concert!
The excitement of the fans was evident in the air, hours before the start of the concert. As more and more people began taking over the entire Hammerstein ballroom floor, screams of anticipation could be heard echoing through the venue, while teasers of the show to come played repeatedly on the large screens.
The lights dimmed and seven shadows emerge, each striking a pose behind a large, white screen. All of a sudden, the curtains fell, and the seven members of Infinite began swaying powerfully to the music, as they prepare to get into formation
Se Joo walks into the meeting room, introduces himself as Miranda’s grandson who inherits her blood and money but there is one thing that cannot be inherited and that is a challenging mind. He delivers an ambitious speech of his plans for making YBS into a media station that keeps challenging itself and into a media conglomerate that is recognized worldwide.
Mi Rae tries to get a grip of herself in the ladies after getting officially rejected by Shin, Writer Bae walks in and queries her regarding her Christmas date. Meanwhile, PD Lee wakes up from his little drooling nap (yes, there is drool on the desk) and sees Se Joo looking down on him, frowning. LOL. PD Lee obviously has no idea and continues to mock Se Joo but changes tone straight away and shuns Se Joo aside when the vice director enters the office
This is an unexpected treat! Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx sang a harmonious duet with Korean(-American) singer Eric Nam and shared two videos through the actor’s official Instagram account.
For the first video, Jamie Foxx has nothing but praises for his interviewee, Eric Nam. He writes, “I met this young man on Saturday when he came in to interview me about my role as Electro, as it turns out I was the one sitting across from a star. This young man’s name is Eric Nam from Korea and he is truly talented. Where are my Korean fans? Do you guys know @realericnam? Make sure you check out Part 2 as well.”
In this video, Eric Nam teaches Jamie Foxx a line from his song, “Heaven’s Door.”
In the second video, the two sing the line, “I am opening Heaven’s door” together in sweet harmony
YJ is furious- how dare she says San’s name? YJ begins to cry.
DH’s mother brings out the pictures of San, alive, healthy, and well. YJ’s hands shake as she looks as the pictures, and even DH can’t shake that expression off his face.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t know that San was living,” YJ cries, still half in denial. DH’s mom says that it was all for YJ and DH, that it would’ve been impossible for YJ to raise San, that it would’ve been impossible to do anything for San with that red string (indicating YJ’s criminal record) around her ankle. She says San is growing well, but YJ doesn’t want to hear her excuses.
“For someone who loves her own child so much… how could you do this? So what if he was born in jail? Can a mom still not love him? Can a mom not raise him alone?”
Kdrama "Answer Me 1994" Episode 7 Recap by DramaBeans
It’s a sweltering summer in 1994, and Na-jung has a new part-time job working the counter at a chicken and burger joint near campus. She’s surprisingly sharp and good with numbers, as she tells her customer the exact price difference between ordering his burgers and colas separately instead of as sets.
Someone pages her, and it turns out to be Chilbongie calling from baseball practice. He comes up with the adorably lame excuse that he felt like eating burgers, and wants to know if her store delivers.
She says he’d have to order something like twenty of them, and he happily orders fifty. Ermagerd, he’s so cute I can’t stand it.
So Na-jung and her co-worker (the computer science sunbae) head over to the field that night with fifty burgers in tow
After Chi-ho confesses his feelings to Shin-young right in front of San, San attempts to guard his territory by telling Chi-ho that he’ll pretend he never heard anything. Chi-ho: “It wasn’t said for you to hear.” Meooow.
San holds his and Shin-young’s interlocked hands up for Chi-ho to see. “This woman is in a relationship with me,” he all but growls. Chi-ho knows this well, but replies that San isn’t a suitable man for Shin-young, and San’s downcast eyes shows that he knows this well.
Shin-young stops Chi-ho from making a cool exit by slapping him across the face, chastising him for judging San so harshly, “That man is the best man I know!”
But Chi-ho has an admittedly fair retort: “When it comes to judging people wrongly, you’re the same in the way you judge me
MH thinks back on when YJ tried to explain that the car had only hit that barrel and that she had cleaned that barrel up herself, wanting to move it off the road. MH remembers that and orders GS to find the truck driver and figure out what it was that happened the day. MH looks at JH’s picture and then YJ’s and sheds a few tears AND THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
WE GO BACK TO THE KISS
He kisses her once as YJ sheds a few tears. A momentary silence ensues before MH stands up and tries to explain himself, but YJ is adamant and says: “It’s okay. Mistakes happen.”
He stops her quickly again and says, “It’s not a mistake.” YJ falters for a second before walking away and thinks about what happened
Everyone’s in shock after Shin-young and Chi-ho’s wedding announcement, but no one more than San, who decides to go against his arrogant coach’s wishes and play the game with all he’s got.
Daddy Choi leaves feeling quite proud of himself, confident that the first score won in the game was won by Chi-ho. It’s Secretary Kim who breaks the news that it was someone from their team, causing Daddy Choi to start making his way back toward the court out of curiosity. Who could be giving the great Min Chi-ho a run for his money?
It’s none other than San, whom we see racing across the court with his teammates, sinking basket after basket. Bong-soon is adorably supportive as she gives the awed crowd San’s name so they can cheer for him: “Kang San! Min Chi-ho’s newest rival!”
The game gets fierce, and I mean fierce, when Chi-ho gets his head back into the game to take San head on
It is that time of the year again when Korean high school seniors are facing suneung, also titled the Korean Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
This year, the exam will take place on November 7 and all of Korea can be expected to slow down from 8:40AM until 6:30PM, when the students will be solving questions on subjects such as Korean, English, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign language. Preparing for the test starts as early as in kindergarten, and whether you succeed or fail can determine your whole future. Suneung is widely known as one of the most rigorous high school exams in the world.
To cheer on those that are currently studying harder than ever, many idol groups have sent encouraging video messages to the high school third-graders. Take a look at them below!
It was a mad party at the “Watsons Race Start! in Singapore Running Man Fan Meeting” last Saturday! Held on October 19 at Singapore Expo, all tickets to the event were snapped up within hours after tickets went on public sale. It was the five members, namely Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Song Ji Hyo, Kang Gary, and Haha‘s first time coming to Singapore as part of the”Running Man” cast. It was also Song Ji Hyo’s first appearance at the Asia Tour, bringing much excitement to shippers of the Monday Couple.
Kudos to whoever came up with the idea to dress them as “Boys Over Flowers” leading characters and have them do a T-max cover — “Almost Paradise,” the OST of the Korean remake of “Hana Yori Dango