December 24th, 2017


I’m Not A Robot Ep 9-12 Discussion Post

Synopsis: Kim Min Kyu has wealth and success, but lives an isolated life due to his allergy of people. He then meets and falls in love with a girl who is pretending to be a robot for her ex-boyfriend, a genius robots professor.
Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon, Kang Ki Young
Director: Jung Dae-Yoon
Writer: Kim Seon-Mi
Network: MBC
Episodes: 32
Release Date: December 6, 2017 - January 25, 2018
Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)

Watch Here: Viki | Dramafever | Dramafire

Sources: AsianWiki | MyDramaList
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Plot: A fake detective, Oh Il-Seung (Yoon Gyun-Sang), punishes evil and regains his real life.
Kim Jong-Sam was framed for murder and received the death penalty. He has been in prison for 10 years, but he breaks out of prison. Circumstances leads him to take up the identity of Detective Oh Il-Seung and he joins a team of detectives including Jin Jin-Young (Jung Hye-Sung).

Director: Shin Kyung-Soo
Writer: Lee Hyun-Joo
Cast: Yoon Gyun-Sang, Jung Hye-Sung, Kim Hee-Won, Do Ki-Seok, Kang Shin-Hyo, Choi Won-Young, Lim Hyeon-Shik, Yun Yoo-Sun, Park Sung-Geun, Oh Seung-Hoon, Kim Dong-Won, Jang Hyun-Sung
Network: SBS
Episodes: 40
Release date: November 27, 2017 - January 30, 2018
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
Where to watch: Dramafire, viki

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source: asian wiki, kDrama Freaks

BIGBANG’s Taeyang And G-Dragon To Enlist In Military In 2018

According to YG Entertainment, BIGBANG members Taeyang and G-Dragon are unable to postpone their military enlistment any further.

On December 24, the agency reported that the two idols were expected to enlist in the first half of 2018. The BIGBANG members had previously been rumored to be planning to enlist by next spring.

Although Daesung and Seungri are still able to defer their enlistment, it is unclear whether they plan to do so. There has been speculation that the two may forgo postponement in favor of enlisting together with their bandmates, in order to shorten the length of the group’s hiatus. Daesung also expressed his interest in the idea last month, when he discussed the possibility of enlisting next year with Taeyang on the tvN variety show “Livin’ the Double Life.”
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source: soompi, naver

sm to respect the decision of shinee members regarding upcoming dome concerts in japan

for those unaware: shinee is slated to hold a small series of dome concerts in february. the concerts were set up in a way to visibly celebrate their past five tours and albums in japan, and possibly serve as their final dome concerts before onew's enlistment. shinee world japan, their japanese fan club, released a similar statement late on the 23rd and this seemed to be the follow up by sm. speculation is that the statement was released because registration for fan club lottery ticketing was meant to come to a close yesterday.

source(s): oh_mes (via naver)

this one is ... rough and i have some feelings on it that i'll save to post in an actual comment.
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171208 KBS Music Bank

Winners Announcement

[Nominees & Point Categories]


Hwang Chi Yeol

'A Daily Song'

Digital Sales (디지덜 음원 점수) 4359 4783
Viewers Choice (시청자 전호도 점수) 314 176
Broadcast Score (방송 점수) 200 8
Physical Album Sales (음반 점수) 0 3855
Final Total 4873 4822

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sources: KBS World, Korean Music Shows

Old music post!

[TW] South Korean Police Suicides On The Rise

Police officers are at risk of mental health problems, but often fail to receive support. From writing speeding tickets to arresting criminal suspects to calming a knife-wielding drunken man, police officers deal with almost every emergency situation imaginable.

These everyday heroes, however, often end up with mental health problems as they serve and protect the public.

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For a country to have only 6 councelling centres for 114K police officers is way too small. But at least there opening more by next year.

Source: Korea Herald

Soompi's Most Under-Appreciated K-Pop Dances Of 2017

As with every year, 2017 delivered some iconic K-pop dances that we couldn’t get enough of: many of us were wowed by BTS’s “DNA,” learned Sunmi’s “Gashina,” or took part in the EXO #KoKoBopChallenge. But for every dance that becomes popular in the K-pop world, there’s another catchy, unique, or downright epic choreography that doesn’t get nearly the hype it deserves. So without further ado, here is a list of some of the most underrated yet awesome K-pop dances from 2017. You won’t want to miss these moves!

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sources: soompi, United CUBE, TSENT2008, SMTOWN (1, 2, 3, 4), MVP 엠브이피, SEVENTEEN, Choeun Enter, TheEntertainmentPascal, RealVIXX, PRISTIN, official A.C.E

do you agree with this list, omona? who would you have added?

Choi Jin Shil's Daughter Wishes Her Late Mother A Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you very much. I'll go back often.

For those not familiar with Choi Jin Shil, I'll leave an article here to read more about her (trigger warning for suicide and domestic/spousal violence). I've also posted a few articles about Choi Jun Sil's daughter, Choi Jun Hee, here (1, 2, 3, 4). I hope she's still living with her aunt, and stays far away from her grandmother as possible.

Sources: jos_hua1.9, translation by me