Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 20: Kim Hyun Joong beats Kim Sung Oh up

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 20: Kim Hyun Joong beats Kim Sung Oh up

Inspiring Generation Episode 20 Review: Kim Hyun Joong Defeats Kim Sung Oh

On the 20th episode of “Inspiring Generation,” Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) beat Jung Jae Hwa (played by Kim Sung Oh) up and took over Club Shanghai.

Jung Tae and Jae Hwa both got ready for a fight over the owning of Club Shanghai. Jae Hwa stated, “There’s no abstention. The fight ends until one passes out.

At the beginning, Jae Hwa seemed to fight better. However, he was defeated by Jung Tae in the end.

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19 Review: Kim Hyun Joong start a fight with Choi Ji Ho

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19 Review: Kim Hyun Joong start a fight with Choi Ji Ho

Inspiring Generation Episode 19 Review: Kim Hyun JoongChoi Ji Ho are Ready for a Fight

On the 19th episode of ”Inspiring Generation,” Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) started a fight with Aka (played by Choi Ji Ho), the right-hand man of Tenkai (played by Kim Kap Soo).

Previously, Jung Jae Hwa (played by Kim Sung Oh) came to Club Shanghai and told Jung Tae, “From this very moment, you’re not my brother or a part of my family,” that meant Jae Hwa would follow Toyama Aoki (played by Yoon Hyun Min),

Jung Tae later ran into Aka when he came out of Club Shanghai and they were ready for a fight.

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19: Lim Soo Hyang tells Kim Kap Soo, I Love Kim Hyun Joong.

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19: Lim Soo Hyang tells Kim Kap Soo, I Love Kim Hyun Joong.

Inspiring Generation Episode 19 Review: Lim Soo Hyang Rebels against Kim Kap Soo “I Love Kim Hyun Joong”

On the 19th episode of “Inspiring Generation,” Tekuchi Gaya (played by Lim Soo Hyang) told Tenkai (played by Kim Kap Soo) that she loved Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong).

Upon arriving Shanghai, Tenkai met Gaya and screamed, “What have you been doing in Shanghai for the whole month?

Gaya told him, “I’ve been loving Shin Jung Tae(played by Kim Hyun Joong), the Korean. I’ve been in love the whole time.”

Tenkai showed his frustration as he asked Gaya, “Are you trying to rebel against me?

In response, Gaya asked, “If I’m in love with a Korean, are you going to make an order to kill me like you did to my mother 20 years ago?

Tenkai put his blade on Gaya’s neck and asked, “Are you saying you’ve been going against the Japenese National Assembly law and was on love with a Korean?” to which Gaya stated, “Ever since I had him in mind in Sinuiju, my feelings have never changed. So are you going to kill me like my mother?” leaving Tenkai in shock.

Tenkai then ordered Shinichi (played by Jo Dong Hyuk) to kill Gaya but Shinichi said, “My blades will not be moved by your orders. It’ll be moved by the lady’s orders.

He added, “Have you forgotten that you gave me to the lady. Lady Gaya is the only one who can kill me.”

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19: Yoon Hyun Min tempts Kim Sung Oh to betray Kim Hyun Joong

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 19: Yoon Hyun Min tempts Kim Sung Oh to betray Kim Hyun Joong

Inspiring Generation Episode 19 Review: Kim Sung Oh is Tempted to Betray Kim Hyun Joong

On the 19th episode of “Inspiring Generation,” Toyama Aoki(played by Yoon Hyun Min) met Jung Jae Hwa (played by Kim Sung Oh) and tempted him to betray Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong).

Aoki promised to pay all Jae Hwa’s debts and to let him become the manager of Club Shanghai. Jae Hwa laughed at his offer.

In response, Aoki told him, “Do you really think there’s a place for you to stand when you can’t even save Bangsamtong? If you want to be stronger than Shin Jung Tae, you’d need a force behind you. We’ll give you 10% of the shares of Japanese National Assembly’s casino.

Aoki added, “Take my offer. Then you’ll be able to remain as the owner of Club Shanghai and Bangsamtong.

Jae Hwa seemed to be hesitating, so Aoki provoked him, “I guarantee, you’re going to be eliminated by Shin Jung Tae for sure. At Bangsamtong.

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Park Yoochuns drama beats up Kim Hyun Joongs

Park Yoochuns drama beats up Kim Hyun Joongs

Park Yoochun's Drama Outpaces Kim Hyun Joong's Park Yoochun's Drama Outpaces Kim Hyun Joong's

Park Yoochun‘s new drama “Three Days” recently outpaced its rival, Kim Hyun Joong‘s “Inspiring Generation“.

“Three Days” is about a president’s bodyguard (played by Park Yoochun) searching for the South Korea President (played by Son Hyun Joo) who goes missing after three gunshots are fired at his villa during a vacation.

“Inspiring Generation” depicts the loves, friendships and patriotism of young Korean independence fighters in 1930s Shanghai.

“Three Days” won first place wouith 12.7 percent in the ratings, while “Inspiring Generation” only earned 12.6 percent, a very small difference.

Which drama is your favorite?

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 18: Kim Hyun Joong takes Jin Se Yeon away from Choi Il Hwa

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 18: Kim Hyun Joong takes Jin Se Yeon away from Choi Il Hwa

Inspiring Generation Episode 18 Review: Kim Hyun Joong Brings Jin Se Yeon from Choi Il Hwa

On the 18th episode of ”Inspiring Generation, Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) took Kim Ok Ryun (played by Jin Se Yeon) away from Sul Doo Sung (played by Choi Il Hwa).

For her singing career, Ok Ryun agreed to sign a contract with Hwangbang Records. Upon hearing this news from Do Ggoo (played by Eom Tae Goo), Jung Tae came to meet Doo Sung and said, “Thanks from helping Ok Ryun.” to which Doo Sung stated, “Of course. She’s the girl my son likes.

Jung Tae then asked Doo Sung to let Ok Ryun go with him to Club Shanghai, Doo Sung said, “Are you concerned about leaving her near me? Your eyes are telling me that you’re looking at me as if I’m having her as a hostage.

Jung Tae later brought Ok Ryun away from Doo Sung, however, Ok Ryun chose to stay with him.

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 18: Lim Soo Hyang saves Kim Hyun Joong

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 18: Lim Soo Hyang saves Kim Hyun Joong

Inspiring Generation Episode 18 Review: Lim Soo Hyang Sets Fire to Save Kim Hyun Joong’s Life

Tekuchi Gaya (played by Lim Soo Hyang) saved Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) on the 18th episode of “Inspiring Generation“.

Jung Tae previously took part in a fight against Toyama Aoki (played by Yoon Hyun Min). Aoki couldn’t beat Jung Tae, so he said, “I’ll show you that there are more fights than just a fist fight.” and told his bodyguards to aim their guns at Jung Tae.

Jung Tae said, “Don’t you think this is too shady?” However, Aoki ignored his words and ordered his guards to shoot Jung Tae.

In order to save Jung Tae, Gaya set a fire to the administrative agency at the backyard.

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 17: Kim Hyun Joong fights against Yoon Hyun Min to rescue Jin Se Yeon

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 17: Kim Hyun Joong fights against Yoon Hyun Min to rescue Jin Se Yeon

Inspiring Generation Episode 17 Review: Kim Hyun Joong Starts a Fight with Yoon Hyun Min to Save Jin Se Yeon

On the 17th episode of ”Inspiring Generation”, episode 17, Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) fought against Toyama Aoki (played by Yoon Hyun Min) to rescue Kim Ok Ryun (played by Jin Se Yeon).

Previously, Aoki took Of Ryu to the interrogation room to ask for more information on Jung Tae and Club Shanghai. Acknowledging that, Jung Tae came to save Ok ryu.

Aoki told Jung Tae, “Look at you all bragging just because you’ve been fighting around the neighborhood.” and “Come closer. Let me kill you.” Meanwhile, Jung Tae got ready to fight.

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Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 17: Kim Hyun Joong beats Song Jae Rim up with his new skill

Review of Inspiring Generation Ep 17: Kim Hyun Joong beats Song Jae Rim up with his new skill

Inspiring Generation Episode 17 Review: Kim Hyun Joong Masters a New Skill within a Day and Beats Song Jae Rim

On the 17th episode of “Inspiring Generation, Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) knocked out Mo Il Hwa (played by Song Jae Rim) with his new skill.

With the aim of protecting Club Shanghai, Jung Tae agreed to take part in a fight again Il Hwa.

Prior to his battle with his old master Il Hwa, Jung Tae had practice seriously with an old man of Paris.

When the fight began, Il Hwa seemed to do better. But when Il Hwa flew to attack Jung Tae, he punched at Il Hwa with his strongest power, making Il Hwa collapsed on the ground, surprising everyone with the end of their fight.

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Review: Get Psychedelic with Shin Joong-Hyun's

Review: Get Psychedelic with Shin Joong-Hyun's "Pushing Through the Fog"

We take our senses for granted, that"s a given. If our cognitive skills are culled by even one fifth--rendering us without sight, deaf, or God forbid, tasteless--it"s a devastating loss.

That"s where a song like Korean rock legend Shin Joong Hyun"s "Pushing Through the Fog" gains its power: the boldness of the music personifies its title, careening through a minor-key haze by virtue of its own propulsion. The music flies as boldly as it does blindly.

Although his story is told via a confusing tangle of conflicting iterations, one element is never disputed: Shin Joong Hyun was the first Korean rock n" roller. Orphaned in his teens, Shin was entertaining audiences throughout the "50s--he was only one of the millions of young people worldwide hit by Elvis Presley"s thunderbolt, but he was ambitious enough to do something about it.

Towards the end of the conflict in Korea, Shin took it upon himself to build his own radio to listen to the American Forces Korea Network, according to an interview with the Guardian. He studied standards, jazz, and the Beatles, and emerged as an improvisor with significant verve. Without any cultural context for genre lines, he quickly became an adept imitator of nearly the entire scope of "60s pop styles.

By the late "60s, Shin was not only the most popular artist in the "GaYo" (pop/rock) scene, he was working as a songwriter, arranger, and all-around booster for many other Korean musicians. Think Lee Hazlewood, Serge Gainsbourg... in other words, not just an artist: an auteur.

"Pushing through the Fog" is part of a collection issued on Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea"s Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974. Where "Pushing" sits in that sixteen year span of time, it"s unclear, but in some ways, it sounds like it emerged from Düsseldorf in the early "70s. The sound of a flat-wound string-strung bass and racing drums immediately establishes a mood encapsulating the propulsion suggested by the title"s first half.

The second half--the fog--is created by the remainder of the musical information. A string arrangement worthy of Ennio Morricone swoops through the song"s transitions, with a truly and fully psychedelic oboe melody tracing its steps. Elsewhere, a subtly aggressive Farfisa organ avails itself, pulling the song"s probable era of origin back a few years in all likelihood.

Throughout, Shin himself provides insistent and appropriately dramatic strumming and a cooing, distant voice that never quite takes the forefront; it"s as atmospheric as any other element. He remains obfuscated, in the fog.

The song"s final sixty seconds builds to its thickest density, with a siren-like sound (heavily effed-up lead guitar? Some kind of synthesizer?) that verifies the somewhat outlandish claim on Shin"s Wikipedia page that he is "South Korea"s answer to Brian Wilson and Jimi Hendrix" (emphasis mine).

The psychedelia is turned up, and the tension of the rhythm section gives a noticeably harder push to the song"s conclusion. Finally, Shin sings a wordless falsetto, and without warning, the song collapses into studio chatter and laughter, the fog dissipates, and the listener is left to return to his or her senses.

After a deeply unfortunate middle period in which Shin was met with conflict and abuse from his government, he has reclaimed his place in national history. These days, he resembles another rocker kicked in the ass by Elvis: with his grey hair, gnarly electric guitar solos, and rebellious past, he could be taken as Korea"s answer to Neil Young. He wears many hats, but Shin Joong-Hyun"s story is also very much his own.

Check out a clip of Shin Joong-Hyun"s "Pushing Through the Fog."

Jeff Tobias is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Most recently, he has been researching the history of tuning systems and working on his jump shot.

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