weekly roundup // 9.15.19

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I’m very sporadic on these weekly roundups, and I feel like I’m explaining that every time I post. I’m going to be trying out doing these every other week to see if that fits into my schedule more. I enjoy doing these, because it forces me in a way to really keep on top of what’s out there and I do enjoy that aspect of being able to see what’s going on news wise in Hallyuland.

SCHEDULE▹▹

Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: Secret Boutique and When Camellia Blooms (18)

Music I’ll be checking out: Seventeen (16), Dreamcatcher (18), VIXX (19)

ENLISTMENTS▹▹

Didn’t see any.

CASTINGS▹▹

-Daniel Henney has been cast in the newest Wheel of Time adaption.

-Momoland’s Yeonwoo will join Channel A’s Touch.

-9.9 Billion Woman has confirmed cast with Cho Yeo Jeong, Kim Kang Woo, Oh Na Ra, and Yoo Young Jae.

-Kim Jaejoong announced that he had to pull out of the Korean remake of Jane the Virgin.

-Son Ho Jun to start in comedy movie Stella.

-Lee Sung Kyun in talks to star in second season of Romantic Doctor Kim.

LINKS▹▹

-Youtube

Another day, another couple of new Youtube channels. This time it’s Ji Chang Wook and Ha Ye Seul’s turn.

-Black Culture in Korea

This is an interesting article taking a look at South Korea’s entertainment system and it’s appropriation of black culture.

-Stranger Season 2

Stranger/Secret Forest was announced that it would be returning for a second season. At this point, everyone has been confirmed onboard for the project except for Bae Doona.

-Academy Awards

The film Parasite has been officially entered for International Film award at the Academy Awards.

-Victoria

Along with Amber, Victoria announced her departure from SM.

-Netflix Content

Netflix is set to release a good amount of Korean content soon that includes some Originals and some specials like Park Na Rae’s comedy special and Busted season 2.

-SKY Castle Remake

There is talks for US remake of the drama SKY Castle. I know most are mixed, but this is one of the few remakes that I’ve heard of that makes sense. Not only do I think it can play directly or slightly with what is happened in the news with school scandals, it is a story that just can be adapted really well to a Western culture that to me just works.

-Viki Dramas

In case you missed it, Variety put out an article about Viki’s lineup. While the article’s information is almost entirely dated (there’s a list of new dramas that include things that Viki already has completely subbed and no new to me upcoming shows), it does provide a little more insight as to Viki’s reasonings and business choices in what they’ve been picking up.

-Monsta X

This is a really thoughtful and well written article about Monsta X and the journalist’s experience with them.

-Episode Cap

The NRTA has announced plans to cap cdramas episode numbers down to 40 episodes to combat dragging seasons. I’m not a Chinese drama watcher, but I do know that a lot of times the amount of episodes can effect the overall drama.

-Analog Trip

YT Premium show Analog Trip with the guys from TVXQ and some of the members of Super Junior has been announced premiering on Oct 9th

-Seoul Drag Queens

Interesting article on the growing number of drag queens in Korea and their role as activists.

VIDEOS▹▹

-This is a really sweet video from the React Channel that had ATEEZ coming to surprise some of the reactors after they reacted to their music. A lot of the reactors were fans, and it’s just a really sweet moment seeing them interact

-Wheenin’s Goodbye MV and song are both gorgeous

-More Monsta X and Oli goodness

-Dreamcatcher released the MV for their newest Japanese single, Breaking Out

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