March 15th, 2017



Synopsis: Moo Jin-hyuk (Jang Hyuk) is a former detective who becomes guilt-ridden after his wife was murdered 3 years ago while he was at work. Kang Kwon-joo (Lee Ha-na) is a tough policewoman who is gifted with perfect psycho-acoustics and excellent martial skills. She was working at the call center when a brutal murder case takes place and in the process of investigating, her father was killed. Together, Jin-hyuk and Kwon-joo team up as the "Golden Time team" and solve cases together, chasing after serial killers who took their loved ones.

Cast: Jang Hyuk, Lee Ha-na, Baek Sung-hyun, Yesung, Son Eun-seo
Director: Kim Hong-Sun
Writer: Ma Jin-Won
Network: OCN
Episodes: 16
Rating: 19+
Watch: Viki/Dramafever
Trigger Warnings for episodes 13-14: [Spoiler (click to open)] Blood,corpses graphic violence,suicide/suicidal imagery,murder,automobile accidents.
Source: Wikipedia, AsianWiki, Viki,Dramafever
AND IT'S DONE! Thoughts Omona? Was the ending satisfying for you?
Kim Jaewook was the true star of this show for me, pls let him get a nice rom-com role that lets me thirst over him sans guilt

lottie ♡ issue n°7

monsta x's ⟨ the clan, pt. 2.5 ❛ BEAUTIFUL ❟ ⟩: the last oath

( v live link )

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eta: their title track is “beautiful” as per a kbs schedule. they'll also be promoting “ready or not”! (2) now updated with the subbed video; the starship official one is still in the source links

Older brother of famous girlgroup member caught for suspicion of drug use

Mr. A, Older brother of famous girlgroup member, is being investigated by prosecution for suspicion of drug use. Goyang Branch of Uijeongbu's District Prosecution Office told media at 15th, "After receiving information, we immediately launch an investigation, and he's currently being interrogated for suspicion of drug use." Mr.A's urine, hair and other detail also being examined to check whether he was using drug or not.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that Mr. A is older brother of famous girlgroup member who was debuted 10 years ago.

Source: cross-post & translation from OH, MnetNews

It all points to the suspect being Yuri's brother.
If it's him, what a fucking idiot.
mx ♡ loml

NCT Dream unveils the performance for 'Trigger the Fever' for FIFA U-20 WC Korea 2017

Back in February, NCT Dream were named the official ambassadors for FIFA's under 20 World Cup Tournament in Korea. The group is now releasing and performing for the first time the official song called Trigger the Fever, which is also the tournament's official slogan. The song is now available on streaming sites.

source: mincho

that legwork!! the cameramen are a little bit in love with donghyuck i see them

“K-Pop Star 6" Under Fire For Broadcasting Sexualized Performances From Minors

SBS’s audition program “K-Pop Star 6” has been reported to the Korea Communications Standards Commission subcommittee for sexual content.

On March 14, the Korea Communications Standards Commission stated, “‘K-Pop Star 6’ has made a minor wear a school uniform and perform a sexual song that includes suggestive lyrics. Many civil complaints were submitted especially after the February 5 and 12 broadcast.”

During the specific episodes, the 11-year-old contestant Han Byul came out wearing a school uniform and performed Britney Spears’ “Oops! I Did It Again.” When it aired, viewers criticized the show, saying, “It was uncomfortable to watch a child perform such a sexual song while wearing a school uniform.”

A source from the Korea Communications Standards Commission also added, “The show will be reevaluated for making minors perform songs with such provocative lyrics, which violates section 45 article 6 of the broadcasting review regulations.” The Korea Communications Standards Commission will be reviewing the show on March 15 at 3 p.m. KST.

source: soompi, naver, kunz yount yt

✈️️ Omona's Pick: 10 GOT7 B-sides that don't suck ✈️️

As beloved as they are by many, GOT7 is a group that seems to have been hamstrung by executive choices from the beginning: its formation as a "hip hop concept" group with no strong rappers, frankly bizarre production choices on a lot of their songs, and lyrics that are corny even by kpop standards mean that a lot of fans have a love/hate relationship with their actual musical output.

Despite these disadvantages, GOT7 has managed to release a number of really jammable songs, many times with input from the members. Below is a selection of 10 of their best songs you can listen to next time you're disappointed with a title track.

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Source: jjunieo 1, 2, 3, 4 | GOT7 official youtube | HITTsubs | GOT7 - topic | af taehyung | GOT7 global 1, 2 | ars333ars soundcloud | yugyeom17 soundcloud | Def_xxx soundcloud

I meant to do this before their comeback but oops
Kitty kitty

[TRIGGER WARNING] Boyfriend Of Alleged Assault Victim Claims Iron Lied During Recent Interview

The boyfriend of the woman who reported Iron for physical assault has spoken up about the case.

On March 14, a man (hereafter referred to as “B”) addressed the situation on his personal Facebook account, introducing himself as the boyfriend of the woman who was allegedly assaulted by Iron. In the posting, “B” gave his perspective of the events that occurred and how he came to understand the situation.

He also shared his thoughts on Iron’s interview (held on March 14), and explained why “A” did not come forward to the press right after the assault happened. “B” then stressed that this case was reported because she was threatened and assaulted when she tried to end her relationship, and also warned that they will take legal action against the harmful comments and false claims made about “A.”

Finally, he revealed a conversation that “A” had with Iron’s older sister, who allegedly attempted to reach an agreement with her five months after the assault occurred.
The full Facebook post “B” wrote reads as follows:

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soompi, naver

2017 Korea Times Music Festival


Most of the line up for the 15th Korea Times Music Festival have been announced (there's usually 12-15 acts, so more could be added soon), so I wanted to give everyone a heads up if you're in the area or interested in any of the artists. So far it's going to be: NCT 127, Apink, Block B BASTARZ, Gummy, Victon, Skull & Haha, Kim Yeong Im, Cho Hang Jo, Chu Ga-yeoul, and Min Kyung Hoon. The concert takes place on April 29th at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets start at $30, so pack a picnic and your lightsticks and hop on the 101 because that's a fair price for an all day concert. Tickets can be bought at the source.

Wonder Girls: Sunmi

Sunmi confirmed to have signed with MAKEUS Entertainment + GRAZIA Magazine March 2017 Issue

Former Wonder Girls member Sunmi signed with MakeUs Entertainment around the end of February. Home to talented singers like Park Won and Urban Zakapa, MakeUs Entertainment is expected to help Sunmi bring out her full potential as a musician. Collapse )

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Sources: naver via soompi | fy-wondergirls: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | GRAZIA KOREA

I've never even heard of MAKEUS before. Queen of signing with unknown labels.

Seohyun Cast in Lead Role in Weekend Drama

“Thief, Thief” is about a band of thieves that target individuals in the elite class who use their power to secretly twist Korean society to their benefit.

On March 15, it was confirmed that Seohyun had accepted the lead female role as a character named Kang So Ju. Kang So Ju is a passionate police detective who possesses an overwhelmingly strong sense of justice. The character is one who does not worry about her own safety in the face of a criminal and is determined to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Meanwhile, “Thief, Thief” will begin airing in May, after the final episode of “Father, I’ll Take Care of You.”

Sources: Soompi/Nate

She was not good in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo but fingers crossed she improves

"Radiant Office" hopes to swipe "Good Manager" viewers

It's only March, but 2017 has already seen its share of pop culture upsets: notably the runaway success of KBS 2TV's "Good Manager," an unassuming TV series pitted against the supposed behemoth "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors" with "hallyu" actress Lee Young-ae.

With postmortems of the two on-going shows still pending, one thing seems certain: the office satire-comedy series in today's Korean societal capitalistic landscape is apparently as relatable as ever. And with the success of "Good Manger," MBC TV is belatedly jumping into the competition with "Radiant Office."

"I enjoy 'Good Manager' from time to time. Since we overlap about two weeks of broadcast with 'Good Manager," I believe we can absorb the fans of the show," Ha Seok-jin, male lead of "Radiant Office," MBC TV's new Wednesday-Thursday late night series, told reporters at a media event at the network's headquarters in northern Seoul on Monday.

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omona's pick: 10 shinee japanese b-side's you've probably been ignoring


contrary to popular belief: shinee's japanese discography doesn't suck. have some of their past title tracks been questionably chosen? of course, but beyond that they have a pretty solid selection of b-side tracks to listen through. specifically ballads.

in honor of: the launch of these wonderful omona exclusive lists, shinee's ongoing arena tour in japan and the release of their fifth japanese album ... (also: no fancy banner above because i don't have time so have a picture of them with makoto shinkai from last weekend.)

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source(s): 침침스타606_dominika wenerska • romance boys (i / ii) • shawol & army • shinee world iii (i / ii) • shinee world iv - @shinetter • • twitch zayesi marquina

any of yours favorites missing? anything you disagree with? favorite japanese releases of theirs, in general? oh, and: if diamond sky doesn't play click on the second link in the source to romance boys' blog and it should play it for you there.
sica judging


The article has since been deleted and removed but only after a ton of fans reported it for being inappropriate, etc.

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dailyhiraimomo, TWICE_GLOBAL

Fans are rightfully pissed off at this journalist guy and JYPE. JYPE has previously said they would take action against people spreading malicious and false rumours against their artists but then proceeds to do fuck all when this happened. Mina has been getting a lot of hate for the photo with "fans" burning her photocards and drawing Xs on her face in albums as well as the usual slut-shaming that comes about when dating scandals break out. Her mom has also closed her IG account because of all the hate comments flooding it.

stanning girl groups continues to be exhausting because of all the sexism, double standards, and just pure bullshit that women have to suffer at the hands of men.
rosé h8s yg

BRODUCE 101: Trainee Intro Videos & Profiles Part 6

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Source: Mnet Official | mnettv via @101boys_global

BRODUCE 101 Profiles:

Sorry this is late, I was waiting for that one twitter account to finish posting their translations of the profiles, but they stopped for a bit. You can see the rest here.

Happy 5th anniversary, Nu'est! #coincidence #perfecttiming?
Taeyeon | My Voice

Nugu MIXX Disband Due to THADD

- 3 out of the 5 members are Chinese
- Managed by two parties, one in China & one in Korea
- Chinese management refused to investment into group due to THADD
- :(
- Their singles: Love is a Sudden + Oh Ma Mind (inappropriate/gazy shots of their skirts)

balloon_wanted + Naver

never stood a chance bc of THADD, rip

T-ara to release their last album in May


It’s another sad news; T-ara’s comeback on May 17 will be their last one together as its full six members. (seems like someone is leaving)

According to their management company MBK Entertainment, “T-ara will come back this May. Since their contracts expire in May, this will be their last album together as a group.”

The successful girl group T-ara debuted eight years ago in 2009, and since then, have churned out hit song after hit song such as “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Roly Poly,” and “Lovey Dovey.”

After the release of this last album, they will finish off the rest of their schedules in Korea and abroad.

While their promotions as a group will come to an end in June, their further activities will be discussed between the members and their management company.

Meanwhile, T-ara is currently preparing for this May comeback.

source: soompi, OSEN

OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL?????????????????????? i'm crying
i'm leaving kpop if t-ara break up