More dramas are giving up on the romance storyline that had been typically regarded as a must for any hit. Looking at the viewer responses to ongoing dramas, it now seems viewers think that if it is telling a similar love story, it would be better off with no romance at all.

"Temperature of Love," a romantic comedy on SBS which had shown a strong viewer response for its delicate expression of a relationship, has been losing its initial momentum. Albeit being top-rated in its time slot, MBC's Wednesday-Thursday medical drama "Hospital Ship," which grabbed viewers' attention by dealing with a lesser-known hospital ship sailing around small islands around the world helping island residents, has been seeing less viewer responses as the medical drama is now focusing on a love triangle and is becoming a typical melodrama.

On the contrary, tvN's webtoon-based drama "Avengers Social Club," "Witch's Court" and "Mad Dog" on KBS _ where there is no apparent romantic storytelling _ have been gaining popularity.

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Source: The Korean Times

This article is like a month old, so the dramas they talk about have either finished or are winding down, but I still thought it would be interesting to discuss. Do you prefer dramas with or without romance? Or a steady mix of both like I do? Are you watching/did you watch any of the dramas mentioned in the article?
Tiffany of Girls’ Generation has given an update on her life since leaving SM Entertainment!

The star is currently living in LA as an acting student. In a recent pictorial and interview with CeCi magazine, she shared, I’ve been going to school and taking acting lessons since September. I’m never late to class, and I bring coffee, almonds, and bananas with me everyday. I’ve consistently worked on some music, too.”

When asked how she felt about returning to LA, she answered, “I feel like I can be my natural self here. I think it’s because my family’s here and it’s where I began everything.”

She also opened up about her decision to go into acting, saying, Rather than becoming a worldwide star, I want to become a true artist. Back when I debuted, it was hard for me to look like an artist. But the fact that I’m doing an interview right now makes me feel like I’m truly here as an artist.”

“People say it’s hard for an Asian to enter the American entertainment industry. But actually, nothing’s been easy so far. It wasn’t easy promoting as a member of Girls’ Generation. I just do my best, and I believe that what comes true depends on how much you believe. Everything the members and I had dreamed of eventually came true, and right now, I’m in the process of creating a new Tiffany. Instead of wasting my time worrying, I’d rather use that time to practice acting,” she expressed.

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sources: soompi, naver 1, 2, ceci
Another bomb threat has been made at an event featuring an Apink member.

Jung Eun Ji was scheduled to attend the press conference for upcoming drama “Untouchable” at 2 p.m. KST on November 21. At 1:10 p.m., the venue received a phone call from an unidentified male who stated, “I know there is an ‘Untouchable’ event. I have a grudge. I am setting off a bomb.”

The police were called, and they searched the reporters and venue. After a thorough search, no explosives were found, and the press conference was eventually able to begin around 2:20 p.m.

Apink members have continuously been facing bomb threats since June at various events. The new threat was likely made by the same suspect as before, who is currently residing in Canada.

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sources: soompi 1, 2, 3, naver 1, 2, eunjis insta

Taemin will be answering questions on tumblr on Wednesday 11/22 6pm PST/ 9pm EST. You can submit your questions ahead of time to the music tumblr here.

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sources: music tumblr, Liberty Times Net translation by blingingtaemint

Omona, what would you like to ask Taemin?

Plot: Black is a detective possessed by the Grim Reaper. Ha-Ram can see shadows of death. These two struggle to save the lives of people, breaking the rules of heaven.

Director: Kim Hong-Sun
Writer: Choi Ran
Cast: Song Seung-Heon, Go Ara, Lee El, Kim Dong-Joon, Jo Jae-Yun, Lee Gyu-Bok, Kim Won-Hae, Jung Suk-Yong, Lee Cheol-Min, Heo Jae-Ho
Network: OCN
Release date: October 14, 2017
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:20
Where to watch: Dramafire

Potentially triggering content (list might not be exhaustive, I haven't finished ep 12 yet):
Blood, murder, suicide, prostitution ring, kidnapping, sexual assault, victim blaming, victim shaming, drugs, torture, animal cruelty

source: asianwiki



Video Summary:

  • The Hollywood Fix interviews fans who are waiting for them to arrive at a secret filming location, pretending to be from ABC

  • BTS arrives and their staff are immediately suspcious of the filming.

  • They tell the staff they are from ABC but the staff question how they even knew BTS was going to be there.

  • They record BTS filming.

  • The flop behind the camera asks them if they know who Rice Gum is and tells them they should collab and staff tell them to back off.

  • The idiot countinues to film and staff start blocking his camera.

  • He tells them they can't touch him because it's illegal.

  • Mess ensures

  • At the end of the video they go back to interviewing the fans who claim they came there to see BTS for a meet-and-greet that was announced via instagram so they were dissapointed that they weren't allowed to meet them.

I love how this fool has the audacity to pull the "that's illegal" card when they literally pretended to be from a national broadcasting station to get access to a private shoot...

Sources: The HollyWood Fix

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Source: MelOn Music Channel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I love it, idec

source: KARD
Or at least that's what Steve Aoki says.

Source: steveaoki

Entertainment Tonight caught BTS on the AMAs red carpet yesterday. The beginning is cute, but things get hilarious around 1:38 in the video above. Highlights include:

  • Suga is a bad boy

  • Jin declares all the members bad boys after they name him most likely to mess up choreography

  • RM voted most likely to start a fight, defends himself by insisting he loves pigeons

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Sources: Entertainment Tonight | BTS Videos | AP Entertainment via BTS Content Index | LIVE 101.5 Phoenix | Zach Sang | kisseokjin92 (gif)

The ET interview is the funniest thing I've seen yet.

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