Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Take: IU's You and I

Is it me or is there an increase in mini-drama music videos? No matter. Because today, I will be talking about the awaited comeback of Korea's little sister, IU and her new single, 'You and I'. The 9 minute video is a little lengthy for my taste, but it's IU. What can I say?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Korean SNL as a Sign of Change?

Korea's cable channel tvN is going to launch a new show, a Korean Saturday Night Live. The original American SNL is known for its satire on global, national, and pop issues, hosted by some of the most well known celebrities, and shot live on the spot. It paved way for stars to showcase their more intelligent yet comedic side. Having almost no live shows for celebrities, the Korean SNL is trying to break through that mystical wall.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jo Seung-woo is not a bad guy

This piece of news is probably irrelevant in so many ways. But it's Jo Seung-woo! And supposedly he was acting all cute in front of the camera. Which I can't say no to. I will search for the SBS entertainment news thing and hopefully find a translated article somewhere. But until then, I only have my poor Korean, Google Translator, and me.

Monday, November 21, 2011

'Wandeugi' Punching Its Way to Box-Office Glory

It seems like Yoo Ah-in is fast becoming one of Korea's most valuable young actors as of late. His last year's drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal earned a rightful cult status. Now, his movie Wandeugi is climbing its way into box-office gold. The movie managed to earn top box-office five weeks in a row and quickly becoming one of the biggest hits this year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

First Take: INFINITE's BTD Japanese Edition

So in case anyone's wondering, INFINITE will be leaping over to the land of the Japanese, following just about every other Korean idol that ever existed. And also like those other Korean idols taking a chance at the biggest music industry in Asia, INFINITE will be releasing Japanese remakes of their songs. It's the same songs with only Japanese lyrics. Exciting, I know. And with that comes the release of "BTD (Before the Dawn)" in Japanese. Boy, oh boy, this is going to get interesting.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Album Review: Tablo's Fever End

Rapper and member of Epik High, Tablo just came back with a solo album under YG Entertainment while the other two members are off in the military. His signing to one of the big three caused quite a heated discussion among K-pop fans. But that doesn't matter anymore once the album came out. This album is definitely one great album to respark his career. And the title, 열꽃 (Fever's End) is the perfect for the situation.

First Take: Jay Chou's Mine Mine

I know Jay Chou is not a K-pop artist. But does it matter? He's so awesome! I also didn't say that this website is exclusively for Korean things, so I might as well spice it up a little once in a while. And what better way to spice up this blog with a little awesome Jay Chou? I can't resist.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Korean Idol Invasion

If you've been in the K-pop world long enough, you'd notice that recently there has been an increase of new idol groups debuting in the first 10 months of the year 2011 alone. But did you know in that ten months there were 50+ new groups that debuted?! Can I just say that this is just getting a little out of hand?

Friday, November 4, 2011

First Take: Brown Eyed Girls with Cleansing Cream

Following "Sixth Sense", quartet ladies extraordinaire Brown Eyed Girls followed up with a mellow number titled "Cleansing Cream". True to BEG style, the song provides much vocal prowess and goosebumps on my behalf.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First Take: MYNAME's Message

New boy band MYNAME recently released their debut track, "Message". The five-membered band, previously known as "Hwanhee's Boys" decides to go for mega-bass and super edgy for this song. How will it fare against all the other boy bands out there?