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Super Junior Returns with Catchy but Problematic “Mamacita”

By in News posted Oct September 7th, 2014 No comments
Super Junior Returns with Catchy but Problematic “Mamacita” Written by Leslie On September 6, 2014

Has it really been two years? Is Leeteuk really back already? I can’t believe two years passed so fast. It helped that Super Junior hasn’t done much. Actually they really haven’t done anything aside from some short Super Junior-M promotions for “Swing” earlier this year and their world tour Super Show 5, which again sadly didn’t make it to the US as they had promised they would again (yes, the redundancy was intentional — side-eyeing SM real hard right now).

I often forget the members’ ages since it often feels like K-pop doesn’t exist in reality, but they’ve already begun the quick succession of members entering military service, most recently Yesung and soon Shindong

K-Drama Feature: Makjang

By in News posted Oct June 7th, 2014 No comments
K-Drama Feature: Makjang
Love it or hate it, K-Dramas are rife with makjang, the Korean term for over the top or ridiculous subplots and coincidences that keep the viewers tuning in week after week. A drama doesn"t have to be terrible or illogical to be makjang, it could be extremely well-acted or tug at your heartstrings.

Despite the negative connotations, does it truly have to be a bad thing? There are some great dramas that are simply amazing to watch, but when you try and sit down to describe the plot, it seems to get, well, laughable. To wit, here are just a few entertaining dramas that have absolutely preposterous storylines (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD):

TRIANGLE

Three brothers are separated at a very young age as a result of their parents" death. A lovely overused trope that they play up here

Sunday Shows, Including “Inkigayo” and “Running Man,” All Stopped While Dramas Continue to Air

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

The variety shows that were scheduled to air on Sunday, April 27 will be replaced with documentaries. Eleven days after the Sewol ferry accident, variety shows are still placed on hold as Korean television has been flooded with news reports regarding the tragedy. According to the three major broadcasting stations, Sunday night variety shows will not broadcast.

In replace of KBS‘ “Happy Sunday,” documentaries “A Trip with Scenery” and “Walking through the Earth” will be broadcasted during the time slot. Although KBS’ “Superman Returns” and “1 Night, 2 Days” were supposed to air from 4PM – 7PM (KST), it had been decided to halt the variety shows in light of the mourning country.

Furthermore, MBC’s “Sunday Sunday Night” will not broadcast “Real Men

“Superman Returns” Jang Hyun Sung Picks Haru Over Chu Sarang as His Future Daughter-In-Law

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

Actor Jang Hyun Sung who is very much popular these days due to his appearances on the adored KBS 2TV show “Superman Returns” picked Tablo and Kang Hye Jung’s daughter Lee Haru to be his future daughter-in-law.

On the KBS Cool FM “Jo Jung Chi and Harim’s 2 o’clock” radio show that was broadcast on February 17, when DJ Jo Jung Chi asked the actor, “Haru versus Chu Sarang. Who would you pick be your daughter-in-law,” Jang Hyun Sung responded, “That’s hard. For Haru, when you see her for real, you’ll be really surprised. She has these huge eyes that seems to melt anyone who looks at them directly. As for Sarang, her cuteness and charms are just to die for.”

After thinking for a while, the actor continued, “I think I will pick Haru because she is better at speaking Korean

T.O.P’s Shows His Superman Pose and Talks About Acting with Taeyang’s Brother

By in News posted Oct October 31st, 2013 No comments

Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P of BIGBANG) returned to the big screen after three years in his new movie “The Alumni” (also known as “The Commitment”).

The cast of “The Alumni,” Choi Seung Hyun, Han Ye Ri, Yoon Je Moon, Jo Sung Ha, Kim Yoo Jung, and director Park Hong Soo, attended the press screening on October 29 and shared their general thoughts about the movie. He also amused the audience and his cast members with his funny Superman poses.

Choi Seung Hyun learned martial arts for his role as a North Korean spy, and immersed himself fully in his character for the movie. He also revealed his thoughts about acting alongside the brother of fellow BIG BANG member Taeyang, Dong Hyun Bae

Girls’ Generation and Chu Sa Rang Have an Unforgettable Play Date

By in News posted Oct March 29th, 2014 No comments

Chu Sa Rang has been charmed by Girls’ Generation!

On the upcoming episode of KBS2TV’s “Superman Returns,” Chu Sa Rang sends a video message to the idol group, showing her affection for the girls.

YoonA, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Sunny recently traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to pay a visit to Chu Sung Hoon and Chu Sa Rang’s residence. In order to get closer with the young lady, the five members did their best to entertain her.

YoonA showed off her funny storytelling skills by reading the stories of Peter Pan to Chu Sa Rang, whereas Tiffany, Sooyoung and Taeyeon took her on an “airplane” ride with a blanket. All of them had a good time playing together, but in the end, the members of Girls’ Generation ran completely out of energy, proving that it is hard work to keep a young girl laughing

‘You Who Came From the Stars’ overtakes ‘Infinity Challenge’ in poll of favorite TV shows

By in News posted Oct February 25th, 2014 No comments
"You Who Came From the Stars" is the new fan favorite among Korean TV shows!


SEE ALSO: Wed-Thurs dramas return following delays due to the Olympics, but which drama came out on top this week?


According to a Korea Gallup monthly poll titled, "TV programs that Koreans love," which surveyed 1218 people of ages 19 and above, SBS" "You Who Came From the Stars" took the crown at #1 with 11.5% of the votes.


MBC"s "Infinity Challenge" broke its 11-month reign at first place and came in second place with a strong 10.3%. KBS 2TV weekend drama "The Wang Family" ("King"s Family") took the third spot with its popularity among the elderly and housewives

Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 2

By in News posted Oct February 16th, 2014 No comments

Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.

This is your Weekly High Five!

-= News =-

Ryang Hyun and Ryang Ha Plan to Make Their Comeback After 7 Years

DMTN’s Daniel Wins Appeal, Jail Sentence Changed to Probation

Ye Eun Celebrates Wonder Girls’ 7th Anniversary

Actor Oh Ji Ho to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend in April

Sohee Finds a New Home at Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo’s Agency

-= Music =-

STELLAR Criticized for Using Sexually Suggestive Marketing Tactics

[Gallery] Performances and Highlights from the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards

YG Announces February 24 Comeback for 2NE1 with “CRUSH”

KBS Bans All H

Rain Caught Off Guard by Chu Sa Rang’s Chic Attitude

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

Chu Sa Rang is definitely not an easy girl to please!

On the February 9 episode of KBS 2TV‘s “Superman Returns,” Chu Sung Hoon and his daughter paid a visit to world star Rain‘s practice room and went out for a meal together.

The singer had prepared a Minnie Mouse plushie for the young Mickey Mouse lover, and confessed that he is a big fan of her. He also made a request to turn down the volume of music as Chu Sa Rang entered the building, showing his affection for the adorable girl.

As the three moved to a restaurant, Rain revealed he reserved a table at a Korean restaurant, as he heard Chu Sa Rang loves seaweed and Korean food. He then handed her lunch boxes filled with grapes and seaweed, which are some of her favorite snacks

Actor Jang Hyun Sung Melts at Chu Sa Rang’s Cuteness

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

The four families on January 2, KBS 2TV variety show “Happy Sunday-Superman Returns” celebrated the Lunar New Year by gathering together at comedian/MC Lee Hwi Jae’s house.

The day before Lunar New Year, the four families stayed at each other homes. Rapper Tablo and his daughter, Haru stayed at Lee Hwi Jae and his twin sons’ home. Martial artist Chu Sung Hoon and his daughter, Sa Rang stayed with actor Jang Hyun Sung and his two sons, Junu and Junseo. Before leaving for Lee Hwi Jae’s home, both families ate breakfast. During the morning, Sa Rang showered Jang Hyun Sung with aegyo.While eating, Sa Rang yelled out “Mom and Dad!” Then she signaled that she was thirsty and wanted water

Actor Jang Hyun Sung Melts at Choo Sarang’s Cuteness

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

The four families on January 2, KBS 2TV variety show “Happy Sunday-Superman Returns” celebrated the Lunar New Year by gathering together at comedian/MC Lee Hwi Jae’s house.

The day before Lunar New Year, the four families stayed at each other homes. Rapper Tablo and his daughter, Haru stayed at Lee Hwi Jae and his twin sons’ home. Martial artist Choo Sung Hoon and his daughter, Sarang stayed with actor Jang Hyun Sung and his two sons, Junu and Junseo. Before leaving for Lee Hwi Jae’s home, both families ate breakfast. During the morning, Sarang showered Jang Hyun Sung with aegyo.While eating, Sarang yelled out “Mom and Dad!” Then she signaled that she was thirsty and wanted water

Trends that stood out in 2013

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

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

Parody of Chu Sarang on “Oot Cha Sa” Stirs Anger and Controversy

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

Although one may have no malice intention, certain boundaries should not be crossed. That seems to be the case for SBS’ comedy program, “Oot Cha Sa,” as one of the show’s corner seemed to have crossed the boundary between being humorous and being offensive.

On the January 10 broadcast of SBS’ “Oot Cha Sa” the comedy show introduced a new corner called ‘Cho Sarang,’ in which it followed characters ‘Cho Sung Hoon’ and his daughter ‘Cho Sarang.’ The new corner and the characters were obviously derived from Chu Sung Hoon and his daughter Chu Sarang, who currently star in the KBS variety show, “Superman Returns.”

However, the new corner instantly became a controversy as people viewed the parody as offensive rather than comedic

Rapper Tablo’s Dish Made It on the “Happy Together” Menu Chart

By in News posted Oct December 13th, 2013 No comments

On KBS show “Happy Together Season 3”, rapper Tablo’s sandwich made it on the menu chart as the 62nd dish on December 12. Tablo featured his Korean bacon sandwich on a corner on the show called “Late Night Snack Cafeteria”. His sandwich had butter, Korean bacon (sam-gyup-sal), ssam jjang (Korean red paper paste), and stir-fried kimchi in it. He named it, “For One Day, I Want to Be a Hearty Breakfast for Your Stomach, Ooohhh Baby”. A remix of a part of a song called “Hug” by DBSK. Also, Tablo’s daughter’s name is Haru which means “one day” in Korean.

Tablo explained that his wife actress Kang Hye Jung loves meat and bread. One day, they had a lot of bread which needed to be used, so they decided to make a sandwich out of it. Both were surprised that it was good.

MC Yoo Jae Suk, MC Park Myung Soo, and the other guests liked the sandwich

Get Wild with NORAZO through Their New Music Video “Wild Horse”

By in News posted Oct November 13th, 2013 No comments

We hope you missed the powerful music of NORAZO because the duo has returned with their new song “Wild Horse.”

NORAZO are making a comeback after one year and six months! Known for their colorful, vibrant, and unique performances, the duo rock group has come back with a new song that will have fans dancing and feeling a new sense of freedom.

The group’s new song, “Wild Horse,” embodies the concept of freedom and returning to one’s roots. As CJ E&M MUSIC expressed on their Youtube channel, NORAZO “had left on a music adventure to discover their music color.”

 The energetic music video begins with the narration that states, “A horse has to run. They have to run to live. People call them wild horse,” and without missing a beat the duo appears in their unique horse outfits