First week back at work, so I’m sure I missed some news and didn’t get to see them. Especially with twitter being annoying and not showing all my followers on my phone. Makes things harder. I’m moving back to only linking and commenting on castings that I personally care about as opposed to keeping up with all of it. I don’t have much time and I enjoyed that format better. Look in the links section for them.Read More
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: When the Devil Calls Your Name (31)
Music I’ll be checking out: None
-Jonghwan from 100PERCENT enlisted on the 22nd
-Bang Youngguk of B.A.P announced his enlistment for August 1
-Simon Liu and Akwafina in Marvel’s Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
-Kim Jae Joong to star in Jane the Virgin Remake. Kim Bo Ra in talks to star as Jane
-Ji Seung Hyun confirmed for JTBC’s My Country
-Lee Dong Hwi, Jung Hye Sung, Park Ho San, and Kim Byung Chul for Cheap Cheonlima Mart
-Son Dam Bi in When the Camilla Blooms
-Lee Yoo Ri confirmed to star in the movie, Singer
-Kim Dam Mi in the movie, The Witch
-Seo In Guk and Lee Soo Hyuk for the movie, Pipeline
-Lee Sun Gyun Jung Ryeo Won confirmed for the drama, Civil War of Prosecutors
-Jo In Sung and Bae Sung Woo considering drama by It’s Okay That’s Love writer
I love the Japanese artist Aimer and will always be excited for new music
Tablo from Epik High has been hinting towards doing a podcast since he was on Eric Nam’s and not it looks likes it’s coming soon.
It’s been announced that the manga, One Piece, will be adapted into a live action drama for Western audiences and written by Marvel’s Matt Owen.
Because of a deficit, KBS plans to remove some of their long running programs, which could include my beloved Drama Specials. They suggested also reducing drama lengths down to 50 minutes, which is much needed anyways. Rarely dramas need that length.
The Japanese animated film, Weathering With You, premiered last week and now it’s headed to Tronto’s International Film Festival
Good article on the look at the way MTV categorizes their categories, specifically for International music that is popular and how it separates them.
I missed this when it first came out in March, but JYP signed a deal with The Orchard for their artist music to be sold in stores here in America. I have a pretty sizable 2PM collection, but it’s still not their entire discography. Making it easier for me to have access to it won’t help my wallet.
This article shows some of the filming locations for Hotel Del Luna. The Seoul Book Bogo is now on the top of my list if I ever visit Seoul (I didn’t know it was a real spot. Book lovers paradise!)
Honestly, at this point I should just have a YouTube corner.
-Really loving Yuki Akira’s newest song, Lone Wolf
-JeA (Brown Eyed Girls) was in this adorable video where she was paired with kids to talk about her career (which most of them weren’t alive for).
-Monsta X did a Jenga Truth or Dare. It’s great
-So Jung’s song for the Love Affairs in the Afternoon is out
-EXO-SC’s Closer to You is a pretty good song
-Dreamcatcher did a cute video where they cover popular boy band dances
-Did we expect Taemin’s Famous to be anything but great?
I didn’t realize so much casting news had come out until I started putting it into the section. A lot of fun movies and dramas coming out in the future. It was also a pretty hectic week news wise, even though I was busy and not around to catch everything that popped up there’s a pretty sizeable list.Read More
No video this week, as I’ve decided to try doing more of a monthly wrap up/top news video instead of trying to get the video up every week. I fear that it’s just not sustainable for me to do and keep up with, especially when I go back on contract but I will keep up with these weekly posts.Read More
Lots of things happened this week. I’m going to start trying to keep up with enlistments/casting news that I come across in their own sections.
The video, if you’d rather watch, is at the end of the post.
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: None
Music I’ll be checking out: Yesung (18), Red Velvet, Stray Kids (19), JeA (20th)
-Chansung left and it was super adorable and Jun.K, Taec, and nichkhun were there as proud parents.
-Park Hyung Sik, ZE:A, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”, officially enlisted on the 9th.
-Actor Kim Soo Hyun (“My Love From Another Star”) will be officially discharged on the 1st of July.
-Taeil (BlockB) enlisted on the 10th.
-Lee Won Geun (“Jugglers”) enlisted on the 12th.
-Goo Won & Kim Seul Gi in talks for “People With Flaws”
-Choi Kang Hee (“Queen of Mystery”) in “Miss Casting”
-Kim Tae Woo (“Black”, “Romance is a Bonus Book”) and Jung Joon Ho (“Sky Castle”, “Iris”) cast the drama, “The Joseon Romantic Comedy Tale of NokDu”.
-Kim Hye Yoon (Sky Castle), Ro Woon (Sf9, “Where Stars Land”) and Lee Jae Wook (“Memories of the Alhambra”) in the coming of age drama, “A Day Found By Chance.”
-Song Jae Rim (“Clean with a Passion for Now”) and Kim Seul Gi (“Oh My Ghostess”) cast in JTBC surfing reality show.
-Lee Min Ki (“Beauty Inside”) and Lee Yoo Young (“My Fellow Citizens”) for the OCN drama, “Everyone Lies”.
-Jisoo (BlackPink) and Nichkhun (2PM) in “Arthdal Chronicles”.
Sulli (former member of fx) has announced that she will be making a solo comeback. I don’t follow Sulli closely, but she has been targeted with a lot of unnecessary hate and I’m glad to see she is picking up new projects.
I don’t want to talk much about this, but this whole situation is a mess and if you need to learn more I urge you to do so.
Yoo Jae Suk is confirmed to star in variety show on YouTube called “Relay Camera”. I’m a Youtube person, so I find this super interesting as it will be airing on YouTube. And I’m a fan of Jae Suk.
Go Eun will be starring in a film musical based on the play Hero. Although all reports say that this is the first film musical Korea has produced, I don’t think is accurate. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Kim Go Eun sing, but hopefully this will be subbed somewhere that I can watch it.
The main posters for Misery are out, and I’ve never wanted to see a show more.
Aggretsuko season 2 trailer is out, and the show is officially up on Netflix. I highly recommend this show, it’s adorable and touches on things that you wouldn’t expect. Can’t wait to find the time to watch the second season!
Netflix is finally releasing the (not really season but a forced break that was entirely not written into the show so seemed abrupt) two of My First First Love on July 26. It had already been reported that they had filmed the entirety of the show, and I’d love to see the numbers for the second season vs the first, because I’m positive the not needed break hurt them. Thanks Netflix, I hate it.
The article talks about some of the Asian content you can be looking forward to on Netflix, it doesn’t explain why Netflix is purposefully forcing a weird model of breaking them into seasons if the shows have not been set up to be that way, just for their Asian content. Also more news can be found here.
Well, would you look at that. Stocks are still plummeting, it will be interesting to see how YG the company will be able - if they can - to comeback from these controversies. YG and his brother were trash, but their artists and workers still there that depend upon their salary to live and who have nothing to do with what happened and I feel for them. Vote for CEO Dara. More info here.
-Sorn from CLC reacts to…CLC:
-Ken Kamikita’s released a tracklist teaser for his album “Arche” dropping on the 26th:
-U-KNOW “Follow” is out and I love it:
-ATEEZ came out with new music, I’m enjoying “Wave”
-Been really into this new-to-me jrock group, The Winking Owl. Here’s their music video for “君のままで (Stay with You)”
-Nine Chen ft Shi Shi “北京的夜晚 (Beijing Night).” I really enjoy this song (and of course Shi Shi!) and now want to listen to more Nine Chen:
Here’s the news in video form:
Hello friends! Sorry that I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks, life got in the way and I’m hoping to jump back into doing consistent posts, and I have a lot of other projects that are in the works.
One of those projects is to do a video to accompany these posts, I won’t talk about all of the links that I post here on the blog, but will expand upon them some more. If you are the video type as opposed to the reading type, this might be for you:
I’ll be back to more updated news next week.
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: None!
Music I’ll be checking out: Ateez (10), TVXQ’s YunHo (12), Monsta X (14)
This is old news, but I do want to briefly talk about the casting of Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun in Kim Eun Sook’s new drama. I think it’s interesting that both actors have worked with her before (Lee Min Ho in Heirs, Kim Go Eun in Goblin) and speaks to them agreeing to work on a show again. I’m excited to see what is in store with this production, even the if the drama itself doesn’t sound like something that I would be into initially. I’m willing to give everything a try.
While Pristin wasn’t a favorite of mine, I had been following them to see what they were going to do after what seemed to be a great debut. It’s sad that issues behind the scenes has forced this, but honestly I had been expecting this for a while. At least the girls are finally free from that tie and can start pursuing other projects.
Another lot of enlistment news: Chansung (2PM) will officially enlist on the 11th of this month, Junho (also from 2PM) made a surprise enlistment announcement and went at the end of May, and D.O. from EXO surprised everyone by announcing he was going to enlist in July. While Chansung and Junho were to be expected (they have to enlist this year no matter what), D.O.’s was a surprise. I think it’s a smart move, and that he’s in the perfect spot in his life to leave now and not only guarantee acting projects afterwards (which looks to be his main career goal), but also be young enough to be able to get a variety or roles.
In other casting news, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin look to be joining the writer from Legend of the Blue Sea in a production. I’m super interested in this decision, because I feel it could be a powerhouse coupling. Not only are the seasoned actors even in the drama world, they also had great chemistry in The Negotiation and think it’s a solid and wise move for the drama and the actors.
I’m a fan of SS501, or at least what it once was, they were my first kpop boy band that I followed and enjoyed, so I figured I would leave this link here so you can see a bit of their history. I will say, it’s not the best list, as it ends abruptly and almost like it’s supposed to have a second part (they are missing some much of the newer stuff that the members have been doing since they all have gotten out of military), but they will always have a place in my heart.
If you didn’t see it, you have to check out Joon Lee’s Instagram for a ton of really great and funny videos. His kdrama that was done entirely on Instagram with filters is a work of art, honestly.
-Donghae and Eunhyuk are my favorites of Super Junior:
-Xcalibur the Musical made this really great behind the scenes video where they interviewed the creative team that is worth a watch:
-I love React to the K (it’s the only reaction channel I follow). Here they are reacting to Henry’s newest song:
-I’m one of those people who tend to favor Girl’s Generations solo music more than group, and Yoona just came back with a good song for the summer:
-I found this MV off of another site, I wasn’t a fan of t-ara, but I’m digging this new Japanese single from Eun Jung:
-Young Saeng also came out with a new mini album:
-CL was also featured on a song by PKCZ with Afrojack
-And Lee Hi is back (!!!!)
Next week I’ll be back to normal and talking about some more recent news. Check out my channel if you are interested!
Not a lot of links this past week, but a ton of great music was released!
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: Angel’s Last Mission Love (22)
Music I’ll be checking out: GOT7, Kyuhyun (20), Hyolyn (23)
Lee Dong Wook is confirmed for the upcoming drama, with Im Siwan. The teaser looks amazing.
The Cartoon Network show, We Bare Bears, announced an appearance of the group Monsta X and it’s just as adorable as expected, and surprisingly spot on. The creators have done the fans right.
Chungha confirmed a June comeback. I love her voice, and her music so I’m excited to see what she puts out.
Disney made a deal with Comcast to take over Hulu. I don’t know much about what Hulu has in the Asian entertainment market, but I do know that I had seen previous articles about the second season of the jdrama Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa which was attached to Hulu. Maybe they are gearing up as a competitor to the upcoming AT&T-Warner Bros streaming service?
Taec was discharged from the military this week, and Chansung came to see him and they are just adorable. He’s also already set up fan meetings, and started work with his new agency, 51K.
The YouTube series, React, is always pretty good but they’ve started doing videos where they get the subject of the video to react to the reactors. This time, it was the jpop group Perfume, and it’s great.
Kyuhyun (Super Junior) officially releases music this week, but this past week released this adorable video that has all his favorite things. I’ve missed his voice since he’s been in the military.
Always on the hunt for new to me music, this song by Wetter is great:
Ladies Code’s comeback song is fantastic and I love every second of it. The part in the MV where they are sitting in the theater watching a clip of So Wonderful? Beautiful and perfect.
And because I can’t get enough of how great it is, here’s their first official comeback stage:
Soyou also came out with a new song with Ovan. I love her voice, and the music video is the perfect song for a rainy day.
Seriously, it was the week of awesome female comebacks, EXID was no exception:
And to round out the week of girl groups, Bom, Dara, CL, and Minzy of 2NE1 got together to celebrate their 10th anniversary and live streamed. I miss them so much, and didn’t expect to hear them say “What’s up we 2NE1” again.
The Weekly roundup is baaaaaaaaaack! These are just a few things I’ve found around as I start back up the series.
Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: The Secret Life of My Secretary, Abyss (6), Save Me 2 (8)
Music I’ll be checking out: Eric Nam (8), Henry, Xiumin (9)
Ji Chang Wook is out of the military and has accepted his first role: Melt Me, a sci-fi romcom. I’m not going to lie, I’ll probably watch the first episode, even though it sounds super weird.
I grew up performing, and currently work professionally in theatre, so it will always be an interest of mine. I’m trying to make more of a conscious effort to find Asian-entertainment theatre news. I created a hashtag #wkdtheatre on twitter to keep all of it in a central location. I’ll be adding what I find around the web (whether it be news or random videos) on a semi consistent basis. It’s a little harder to find because of the language barrier, but I’ll try to keep it up.
Interesting read about the effects of pop culture and how it has become something that is a chore just to be able to be part of the conversation and feel included. It relates heavily to us as drama watchers and how you can feel ousted when you aren’t watching (or don’t like) what the popular show is and it’s effects on their ability to be part of true conversations.
There’s probably no way I won’t be watching this variety show. Fin.K.L has a place in my heart with Forever Love. Let’s also be honest, there is very rarely a time I’m not down with watching a variety show.
MBC has decided to get rid of the Monday/Tuesday (as well as the Saturday) drama slots after seeing drops in viewership. This effects us less as International viewers (who already have delays on airings because of subs, etc), but could lead to unexpected effects.
I love, love, love Ladies Code. Sure, we got a Christmas song and I loved both Sojung and Ashley’s solos, but I’ve wanted more, 2016’s Myst3ry was the last comeback. IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING.
And in news that I knew would happen but still breaks my heart, Hani and Jeonghwa have decided not to renew their contracts with Banana Culture, putting EXID in “hiatus” after their May comeback. I’m excited for the future solo releases, but will be sad to not see them together. I don’t have any strong hope in them producing anything past this comeback together.
Epik High did a video with Buzzfeed about “Their First Times” and it’s just as amazing and hilarious as you would expect from them:
Heechul finally has a solo out, Old Movie. He legitimately has a great voice, I just don’t understand why it’s taken this long.
Slightly obsessed with Reol’s song, Gekihaku:
I also became a huge fan of Band Maid (seriously, where have I been??). Here’s their newest song, Gion-cho:
Park Bom’s new song, 4:44 came out a couple of days ago:
It’s like throwing darts at a dartboard and hoping one will stick with my sporadic posting. I’m sorry it’s been over a month since my last post, but let’s start the week with a few links and videos, shall we?
We finally have some new jdramas to watch on DramaFever, both being released this month. Black Leather Notebook was just released this past Friday, and Wise and Foolish will be released on the 12th. Both dramas were released last year, but at least it’s something. As a lover of jdramas, but not wanting to watch them on sketchy sites, I’ll take whatever I can get.
I’m so excited for this fifth season, which starts in the beginning of November taking over The Guest’s spot. It’s an OCN show, so it’s going to be hard to find but it’s one that I can’t miss. The first four seasons are on Netflix if you haven’t seen them. The show is a procedural, and if you loved shows like Bones or Castle, this is right up your alley.
I’ve been a fan of Epik High for a while, and hope that this decision helps them continue to be successful in the future
Ok, so this is slightly old news, but Solji is back with EXID and it makes me so happy. I’m unapologetically a huge fan of her, and she has been dealing with health issues for the past two years causing her to sit out of activities with the group. I was worried she wouldn’t be able to come back, but not only is she participating in recording she’s also doing promotions.
Namie Amuro has been around for such a long time, that it’s crazy to think that she is actually retiring.
If you haven’t listened to any of the Rose’s music you are missing out. I love their voices, and their newest song is worth a listen.
To highlight some great humans in the kpop world, Jackson of GOT7 defended a fan who was holding an umbrella for him when a photographer pushed the girl because she was blocking his shot.
This show is FANTASTIC. If you are any bit a fan of YG go watch it now.
YoungSaeng just released a new Japanese single, After the Rain
I’m in the middle of watching a Taiwanese drama called Love Myself or You, and the lead, Jasper Liu, is adorable. I found out he plays guitar in an indie band called Morning Call that is really great.
Amber is going on tour here in the States, and just released some more new music and it’s just fantastic. I’ve been loving all the music she’s been putting out lately.
I’m kind of in love with Tiffany’s new song.
And finally, those SuJu boys just won’t stop and are gearing up for a new comeback. Here’s their newest song, Animals.
Listen. I know it's been two months since I've written anything and I'm very sorry. I'm back at work, and I am going to do my best to find a good schedule to stick with this site because even though it might not seem like it, I really enjoy it and want it to grow more than just a couple of posts. If you really want to know what's going on with me, I am most active on Twitter and it's the best way to know what I'm doing and what I'm watching, but am hopeful that I can stop procrastinating and write more.
I figured to get back into the swing of things I would bring back the Weekly Roundup posts. They were fun to do because it made me focus more on what's going on besides just watching shows or listening to music. Obviously a lot has happened in the past couple of months that I can't talk about it all nor remember any of it (I'm old, leave me alone) so here are a couple of news bits and pieces in the past week or so that I wanted to talk about.
I still haven't gotten over 2NE1 going away and I am so excited about this. I need Park Bom back in my life, and it looks like my prayers have been answered. I'm hoping that with this we get to see her more, because if you have watched any of the old interviews or 2NE1 TV you know how crazy awesome this girl is.
I admit that I really don't keep up with a lot of the non-entertainment news coming out of South Korea, so even though I'm aware when someone leaves to fulfill their service that is the extent of my knowledge on the rules and regulations. Thankfully I have really awesome friends doing the work for me! Check out Drama Current's explanation of the new rules with military service that can effect males in the entertainment system and the way their year shapes up. This is especially important because it's leading to some very sudden shake ups in productions and entire groups being forced into fulfilling their service much sooner than expected.
This is one of the biggest (and most recent) effects the new military rules have created. Yoon Doojoon has been forced to enlist immediately (as in 2 days ago), even though he is currently in production as the lead in the drama Let's Eat 3. The production has been forced to shorten the show from 16 to 14 episodes to account for his sudden absence.
If we are being technical about things, BoA is the reason I got into KPop. Granted, it was her Japanese music that brought me to her (I loved Inuyasha in high school and "Every Heart" was my belting out loud song). Congrats on 18 years in the industry! If you don't know much about her, you should really read up on her influence on Korean popular music as it is now. She had a significant impact on the popularity and spread of Korean music especially in other parts of Asia.
You know how when you are little and you do something bad, your parents will tell you that it's bad and teach you that so you don't do it again? Then you'd go to school and there would be that one kid in class that it was obvious that they didn't have the same upbringing so they didn't know what was right from wrong. When you don't teach people properly they feel that they have superiority over anything they don't agree with. The outcome in this instance is people being kicked out of a group.
Not really drama related, but congrats on the team for CRA! This is phenomenal, and as a white person who is trying to be conscious in promoting and putting my money towards the groups that are underrepresented I'm happy to see this news and am hopeful that not only will this create change in how Asians are represented in Western media but other underrepresented groups.
Kim Jung Hyun has stepped down from his role in the drama Time due to health concerns. I am not watching Time, but know that it must be hard on the viewers as they still have half the show left but I think that this is the best decision for him and hope that his health issues improve.
I loved SISTAR and am really loving everything that Hyolyn is putting out since going solo. As a side note, her backup dances are not only talented but I love that they are so diverse. This song is also super catchy and a great summer song.
I have been gently nudged into the land of Taiwanese dramas and I'm afraid I'm not going to turn back. I've been watching Behind Your Smile and while I'm enjoying the drama, I'm obsessed with the opening song by Shi Shi. Good thing, since I hear it every 20 minutes in the show.
And lastly, what kind of Super Junior D&E fan would I be if I didn't make you watch their newest song?
Look out later this week for an updated currently watching list!
I can't believe that it is already July!
My summer is wrapping up this month, and to finish off this month with a bang I have decided to do a massive drama marathon. I am going to watch as many dramas as I possibly can, and also catch up on my watchlist - hopefully. I'm sporadic and jump around a bit but my main goal is to watch as much as I can and focus on that.
Now, onto the news stories of the week that I thought were interesting!
Last week I talked about how KHJ resigned with Key East and this week we get news that he has been offered lead in a new fantasy/romance drama. I don't know how to feel about this, I just keep thinking about how Sungmin from Super Junior was ousted from participating in the newest activies with the group just because he got married, and yet...
I'm a long time fan of Ladies Code, and when I saw this article I was excited. I loved all of Sojung's solo stuff from early this year and am excited to hear Ashley's. Ladies Code is so deserving of more love and attention. They had to go through such a tough time for a while, but they are all so talented and put out really great music.
Most probably don't know this, but I work in theatre and when I get to talk about that and Korean entertainment I'm excited. I'm assuming this Japanese version is from the musical of the same name and features a list of people that I already love, especially Yesung from Super Junior and Chansung from 2PM.
The drama Mr. Sunshine will be premiering this month on Netflix, and will be airing at a normal simulcast with Korea here in the States. I probably won't watch the show, but this is huge considering Netflix has a great record of snagging dramas and then waiting till they are already to complete to put them up (I'm looking at you, Age of Youth Season 2 and Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food).
After the Senegal/Japan game some fans came together through their mutual love of the Anime, One Piece. I just love this so much, I love when people come together through their love of something.
Utada Hikaru released her newest album, Hatsukoi, this week and it's just as amazing as I expected it to be. I've been a fan of her since high school (and that was a really long time ago) and get excited when I see new music from her!
This is a great and interesting read for everyone to read about the KPOP industry and invalidating others because we latch on to one story about the industry and how females are portrayed (and their subsequent real contributions are overshadowed)
All my 2PM boys are leaving :(
They are going to be in Secretary Kim! Ahhhhh!
Videos of the Week:
I love SHINee and their new stuff is just so great. They just released their newest MV for "Our Page" and it's great.
Also, the Epik High/Sekai No Owari collab is out!
I can't leave without sharing Amber's new collab on Justin Park's new song "XL Uber"
I'm trying to get better at a schedule with posts, but I'm terrible with that sort of thing and it's been going slow. I still have a month left of my summer vacation (aka, off-contract at work) and so I'm hoping by the time I go back I have a better schedule and am not missing weeks of not posting things, so please bare with me.
I've been really impressed with the people who are on top of current events in Hallyuland, and I thought it would be fun to have a weekly post where I write about some of the things I saw during the week that I wanted to discuss more, and in turn make myself know more of what's going on, so each week I'll try to do a round up of some of the stories that I saw and comment more about them. I'll never be able to have the dedication to be so on top of current events, but I think it will be a fun exercise (and show you more about what interests me).
Let's get started!
I just heard about it this news through the newest Kchat Jjigae podcast, and I need to discuss it. I'm currently in the middle of season four of the show and have a love/hate relationship with the show. I really loved it the first two seasons, it's the type of show I normally lean towards, but season three threw me off with it's betrayal of characters and turned into a super campy mess that was terribly written. Season four is trying to make up, but the supporting characters aren't where they were in the first seasons. I have mixed feelings about having a season five purely because of that reason, and can only work if they don't do what they did in season three and definitely if Ryu Deok Hwan isn't in it (he's not confirmed to be in the show yet).
I found out about this last night and may have freaked out slightly. I am a HUGE Sekai no Owari and this just feels like a dream. And while I'm not a super fan of Epik High, they are great and am beyond excited how this collab is going to turn out.
I'm not really into looking into these "scandals" because there is more to care about in life if someone got a private bedroom or not, but when I saw this secondary article I just felt disgusted. This highlights the reason why someone as big as G-Dragon needs to have a private room because someone felt the need to describe every little speck on his body to send to his girlfriend who then put it online. I don't care who you are, that's disgusting behavior and scary. Also, what about the soldier who did this? If he doesn't get any repercussions from this, isn't that special treatment?
This past weekend was KCON NY (and Vidcon!) and I'm slightly sad that I couldn't go so I've been finding everyone's post on it, and stumbled upon this one about Red Velvet singing Bad Boy in English, which I think is a really great move on the team for them to do that and I really liked it. I'm always a fan when entertainers are tuned into their audience and play to that.
In other KCON-kinda-related news, Super Junior was on the New York morning show Good Day New York. Does anyone else get super excited to see Korean entertainment on American shows? Because I do, especially groups that I'm a fan of. My age is showing, but I get so proud of them doing well and winning over new audiences.
I will forever and always originally be a Triple S. I love SS501 to this day, they are my Korean Backstreet Boys and there is something about your first group that you fell in love with that will stick with you forever so I'm always looking for more information from the boys. While my love has wavered from Hyun Joong because of probably obvious reasons, I still peek to see what's going on. I still am waiting for a reunion once Kim Hyung Jun gets out of military, at least with the other four.
Home Alone is one of my favorite variety/reality shows and I loved Yunho the last time he was on the show (and how different he was from Changmin) so I'm excited he's returning.
And to end this post here are two videos that I feel you need to see:
I'm not a fan of NCT 127, I literally can't even tell you if I've actually listened to any of their songs, but this video they did with BuzzFeed is just too adorable not to share.
I'm sure everyone has seen it by now, but this behind the scenes video of the cast and crew watching some of the cringy moments of What's Wrong with Secretary Kim is probably the best thing I've seen all week.