Park Shin Hye And Jung Yong Hwa Real Life Couple January 2014

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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”
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.

A Tragic Finale For 'Triangle' Earns First Place In The Ratings

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A Tragic Finale For 'Triangle' Earns First Place In The Ratings

 

In keeping with its dark plot “Triangle” did not end happily for all the characters. But that was appropriate and a happy ending would not have been true to the tragic story of three brothers who suffered after they were separated in childhood.

Spoiler alert: If you have not yet seen the end of this drama, don”t read any further. It was inevitable with all the attempts to kill the three brothers that one of them would not make it to the finale. And it”s not the brother viewers might have imagined at the drama”s beginning. While this pointless death will forever haunt the remaining two brothers, it does help end the long criminal career of the drama”s too villains Go Bok Tae and President Yoon. And that resolution brings some peace. It also gives the remaining brothers a chance at the life they might have had if their father had not been murdered. In the last minutes the dark drama delivered a hopeful message about the redeeming power of love.

10 K-Drama Stars Who Coupled Up Twice On Screen

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10 K-Drama Stars Who Coupled Up Twice On Screen

Yesterday marked the premiere of Joseon Gunman, the new drama starring Lee Joon Ki and Nam Sang Mi. Aside from the interesting premise of a sword fighter’s son learning to use modernized guns, the show is also exciting because the two main actors have starred together before in Time between Dog and Wolf. Drama fans often wish that their favorite stars would be reunited in a new series, and this is one case where it happened! Here are a few other cases where K-drama fans were able to see co-stars together in more again.

Top 8 Charming Actors With Bromances in K-Dramas

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Top 8 Charming Actors With Bromances in K-Dramas

Bromance has become an important staple in Korean dramas. At times friendships between the male characters can be so endearing that viewers come to cheer them on just as much as the main romantic couple. Here are some of my favorite bromantic pairings!

1. Go Nam Soon (Lee Jong Suk) and Park Heung Soo (Kim Woo Bin) in School 2013.

These two are beyond adorable. Not only did their troubled friendship in School 2013 steal the hearts of viewers, but these models turned actors are actual friends in real life! I hope we can see more of their fantastic bromance in future projects.

The Blurred Line Of Acting Idols & Their On-Screen Image

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The Blurred Line Of Acting Idols & Their On-Screen Image

(Photo : Boys Over Flowers ) The image of Kim Hyun Joong as Ji Hoo in “Boys Over Flowers” remains ingrained in the memories of K-Drama fans.

The recent allegations of domestic abuse involving SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong present an interesting situation that has developed in K-Pop and K-Drama. This is not an article illustrating the various aspects of the news surrounding the allegations, but one which considers how the image Kim Hyun Joong cultivated in “Boys Over Flowers” has affected the way in which fans have reacted to the news.

Which Co-Star Will Park Shin Hye Chose?

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Which Co-Star Will Park Shin Hye Chose?

 

Viewers who are enjoying the romantic chemistry between Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye in “Pinocchio” may dream they will continue as a real-life couple. Not so fast. Lee Jong Suk has some competition.

And it may be Park Shin Hye”s film co-star Yoo Yeon Suk.

On a recent episode of the SBS show “One Night of TV Entertainment,” Park Shin Hye and her co-stars in film “The Royal Tailors” spoke about the film and working together.

Watch Out! Idols in October Dramas

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Watch Out! Idols in October Dramas

It’s October, and the three main broadcasting companies have fielded new dramas. KBS2’s “Future Choice” starts on October 14, and SBS’ “The Heirs” and MBC’s “Medical Top Team” started on October 9. While all three dramas have their own charm, they all happen to have one thing in common – idol group members with major roles.

“Future Choice” Jung Yong Hwa

Four-member band CNBlue’s leader and main vocalist Jung Yong Hwa (25 years old) has a leading role for the third time. Prior to CNBlue’s Korean debut in 2009, he played Kang Shin Woo in SBS’ “You’re Beautiful,” earning him the nickname “Towel Guy.” He then went on to play male lead Lee Shin in MBC’s “Heartstrings.” In “Future Choice,” he plays the role of Park Se Joo, disguising himself as a maknae VJ. Acting alongside the likes of Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Dong Gun, and Han Chae Ah, Jung Yong Hwa will show off dual sides with his gentle charm as a rookie VJ and another side as a charismatic, cold chaebol heir.

Yoon Eun Hye & Jung Yong Hwa vs. Park Shin Hye & Kim Woo Bin: The Battle of the Convenience Store Date

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 Yoon Eun Hye & Jung Yong Hwa vs. Park Shin Hye & Kim Woo Bin: The Battle of the Convenience Store Date

Coincidence? Maybe. Perfect timing? YES. Let the battle begin.

Yesterday, Kim Woo Bin made headlines twice, first for making lovey dovey eyes at his real life girlfriend Yoo Ji Ahn, and again for using those same eyes to shoot lasers at Park Shin Hye in stills for SBS’ upcoming drama “The Heirs.” The latter took place in front of a convenience store, a staple of Seoul’s city life, where beers, coffee, ice cream, and ramen are shared between friends and, apparently, future subjects of complicated love triangles.

Best Wed-Thurs Drama of 2013

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 Best Wed-Thurs Drama of 2013

The drama world kept our eyes glued to the screen all year round, but it’s time to decide which drama stole the show in 2013.

We’ve divided the year’s dramas into categories by timeslot – Mon/Tues, Wed/Thurs and Fri/Weekend – so be sure to check out each category and, of course, vote!

But choose wisely, because the top drama from each timeslot will advance to the final round, where the drama with the most votes from each category will compete for the title of Mwave′s Drama of the Year.

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50

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 first half – numbers 50 through twenty 26.

SEE ALSO: NU”EST hold an exclusive concert in Brazil with 2,000 fans

50. BTS “N.O”
Label:
Big Hit Entertainment
Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

As expected, IU’s “Friday” becomes our new No. 1 song this week. Despite having no promotions, this song won all three TV network music show last week, and also tops Billboard Korea. As a result, “Friday” moves up six spots and easily won this week with a high score. Congratulations to IU.

Moving up seven spots to a distant second is veteran R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul. Their song “You” have a strong showing in GAON and Billboard Korea, and also in the top five in TV Network rankings.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 3

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 3

There are a lot of changes in the top 10 this week. Both the top two songs were from outside of the top 10 last week.

MC The Max took home the top spot with “Wind That Blows,” rising from No. 22 last week. Back in the mid-2000s, MC The Max was a regular in the top 10 with many chart-topping hits. With their trademark emotional rock ballad tailor-made for winter, I often referred to MC The Max as “the winter ballad group of K-Pop.” Then due to members serving their mandatory military duties, MC The Max went into an extended hiatus. Now with the full lineup of Jun Min Hyuk, ISU, and J. Yoon back together, MC The Max released their seventh album “Unveiling” recently, their first full length album in more than five years. Title track “Wind That Blows” is a vintage MC The Max song featuring ISU’s intense vocals. It is about a man who remembers his ex-lover. It’s been nearly seven years since MC The Max had a No. 1 song on our chart. The last time it happened was on the last week of May in 2007 with “My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer.” Congratulations to MC The Max.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 4

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 4

Once again, the new No. 1 song this week is from outside of the top 10 last week. Ailee scores her third No. 1 song on our chart with her latest hit “Singing Got Better,” up from No. 18 last week. Written by her mentor Wheesung, this is a song about a woman who focus herself on singing after a breakup to lessen her heartache, and eventually her singing skills got better. Despite only winning a minor TV music show in MBC’s Show Champion, “Singing Got Better” was the most consistent song amongst all our sources. It just edges out Girl’s Day’s “Something” by three points to win this week. Congratulations to Ailee.

Valentine's Day special: A look into drama couples

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Valentine's Day special: A look into drama couples

Today is Valentine”s Day!

You know what that means. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears… Well…. if we had a significant other, maybe. Thankfully for the rest of us who happen to be single, we can overdose on ice cream and chocolate by our lonely selves and live vicariously through drama couples. For this Valentine”s Day, we decided to look at some of the drama couples with relationships that we dreamed of having (SPOILERS BELOW)!

SEE ALSO: After School reveal their secrets to keeping their figures

7 male actors who don't look their age

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7 male actors who don't look their age

If you paid attention to the “Korean Terms All K-Pop Fans Should Know” article, then you know that there are such things as dongans and no-ans. As a reminder, dongan is used to refer to someone who looks younger than their age – a “baby face.” On the other hand, no-an is used to refer to someone who looks older than their age.

A lot of people, like myself, are shocked when they find out the real age of a certain celebrity whom they presumed to be younger or older. So which male actors (some acting-dols) were you wrong about? Check out the list below.

Jung Yong Hwa And Lee Jin Wook: 'The Three Musketeers' Brings On The Bromance

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Jung Yong Hwa And Lee Jin Wook: 'The Three Musketeers' Brings On The Bromance

 

The k-drama remake of “The Three Musketeers” is off to a sword-brandishing start. Anyone who knows the Alexander Dumas novel that inspired the retelling may guess that its heavy on the bromance. But what”s fun about the k-drama version is how appealing the bromance already is in the first episode.

Pitting CNBLUE”s Jung Yong Hwa against actor Lee Jin Wook in a love triangle is tricky as both actors are very appealing male leads. Having to choose between their k-drama characters would be tough, even if a kingdom depended on it. Both characters are very likeable.

K-Drama Feature: 10 Most Intense K-Drama Kisses

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K-Drama Feature: 10 Most Intense K-Drama Kisses

Following our last K-Drama kiss feature, “10 Most Innovative Use of Props in Kiss Scenes,” here are our top 10 most passionate, most sensual, and most NSFW K-Drama kisses that we”ve seen so far!

“I Need Romance 3″

For this veteran couple, it”s not about how hard you press onto each other”s lips, but they set the mood right with wine, classical music, and dim lighting, ending it with soft nibbling on the lips. The boy slyly reaches for the first button but she stops him with a light touch. The romantic atmosphere and the gentle touches bring up the intensity level up by miles.

'Modern Farmer' Is The Latest K-Drama About The Boys In The Band

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'Modern Farmer' Is The Latest K-Drama About The Boys In The Band

 

“Modern Farmer,” the k-drama about a disenchanted band that tries to live the country life, begins this weekend. The drama, which stars FT Island”s Lee Hongki, Park Min Woo, Lee Si Un, Lee Ha Nui and Kwak Dong Yeon, is the latest in a k-drama legacy about the boys in the band.

In this drama the burned-out rock band Excellent Souls moves to the country to make a new life. Not only is it not the first show about idols or the only drama in which idols play idols; it”s not even Lee Hongki”s first k-drama role playing an idol. But that”s okay because k-dramas about bands are usually entertaining to watch.

Jang Nara’s Stills From Upcoming Drama “Mr. Baek” Revealed

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Jang Nara’s Stills From Upcoming Drama “Mr. Baek” Revealed

On October 27, a member of the production team behind MBC’s upcoming drama, “Mr. Baek,” revealed that Jang Nara began her first filming activities. With the news, the staff member also uploaded a couple of pictures. Within these photos, Jang Nara is sporting a banged hairstyle, giving her a pleasantly normal style. Her cute expressions as she squats on the ground as well as her overall style adds to her character, Eun Ha Soo, who is supposed to be a young, bright girl trapped in the hardships of life. She represents one of the many young people that are unemployed. She moves from one part time job to another, being cautious and sensitive to even a small difference of 500 KRW (approximately 0.50 USD) in her wages. Even though she lives a difficult life, she tries to stay positive and treasures her happiness with her family.

[Drama Review] "Pinocchio" - Episode 2

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[Drama Review]

“Pinnochio” – Episode 2 This episode was a lot more light-hearted than the previous one, which was a definite plus for me. Seems like when it comes to cute and fluff, this drama can definitely deliver.

Before I start my review, I would just like to clear something up. Some readers seem to think that I was a pure hater of this drama with my review of the first episode, and I would like to say that I”m not. As I”ve stated in the intro of my previous review, I”m a fan of both the actors and the premise. The only con for me were moments in the drama in which I thought characters were being too illogical for my enjoyment. I understand that K-Dramas are not supposed to reflect real life completely and can even be cartoony at times, but there”s a difference between portraying a more exaggerated version of life and just showing unconvincing behavior. Why was there no one standing outside with the victims during the fire accident? Why was everyone assuming that Dal Po”s father is alive just because of one witness”s statement? Why would In Ha”s father be so suspicious of Dal Po who”s just an adopted kid?