May 12th, 2020


K-Drama Flashback Weekly Watch "Boys Over Flowers" EP 7 & 8


Boys Over Flowers is one of the biggest Korean drama hits of our time, sweeping ratings and awards across Asia in 2009 and 2010. This Korean take on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, tackles complex issues involving outcasts, socio-economic disparity, family, love, and friendship. Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa High School. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shin Hwa High School, Jan Di is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship. At school, Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4, because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, when Jan Di's friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of the F4's shoes, she's forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo. What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo starts feeling something for her too? Will the love triangle disrupt F4 and change their lives forever? Get ready for addictive drama, romance and comedy at it best.

Watch Boys Over Flowers on Hulu & Viki. Meet you back here next Tuesday for episodes 9 & 10!

source: Hulu for the synopsis

TXT post - 'Can't you see me?' 2nd MV teaser

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Rain and Zico are in talks to appear as mentors on CJ ENM and Big Hit's show "I-LAND"

On May 12, it was reported that Rain and Zico would be joining Mnet’s upcoming show “I-LAND” as mentors. A source from Mnet responded to the report and stated, “Rain and Zico are currently in talks to appear as mentors.”

“I-LAND” is set to be the first project of CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment’s joint venture BELIF+. It will be an observation reality show by Mnet that follows the process of next generation K-pop artists being born. The program will combine CJ ENM’s content production capabilities and Big Hit Entertainment’s artist producing know-how, showing the process of participants competing against and working with each other.

It was also recently announced that Namgoong Min will be joining the show as the storyteller.
“I-LAND” is set to premiere in June.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2
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Rapists Jung Joon Young and Choi Jonghoon receive lower sentences following appeal trial

In November 2019, Jung Joon Young, Choi Jong Hoon, and three other individuals were charged with aggravated rape. Choi Jong Hoon and “Kim” received five-year prison sentences and Jung Joon Young received a six-year prison sentence. “Heo” received a sentence of eight months, suspended for two years, and “Kwon” received a sentence of four years. Both the defendants and the prosecution appealed the verdict, leading to a new round of hearings starting February 2020.

On May 12, the Seoul High Court led by head judge Yoon Jong Gu gave the sentencing for the appeal trial. This was originally scheduled to take place on May 7 but was delayed after Choi Jong Hoon and Jung Joon Young’s lawyers submitted a request to delay the sentencing date. Choi Jong Hoon and “Kim” reached an agreement with the victim after court proceedings, and Jung Joon Young was in the process of reaching an agreement with another victim, with their lawyer also agreeing to the delay.

At the sentencing that took place, Choi Jong Hoon had his original sentence reduced from five years in prison to two years and six months. Jung Joon Young’s six-year sentence was reduced to five years. They will also have to undergo 80 hours of a sexual violence treatment program and will face a five-year restriction on employment at facilities related to children, adolescents, and the disabled.

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source: @soompi, soompi, naver
Choi Jong Hoon: 5 years -> 2 years 6 months
Jung Joon Young: 6 years -> 5 years
Both: 80 hours sexual violence treatment program + 5 year restriction in employment at facilities related to children, adolescents, and the disabled
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(G)I-DLE’s Shuhua Fires Back At Malicious Commenter During A VLive

On May 10, Shuhua was on V Live talking with fans when she noticed a malicious comment directed towards her. She read out the comment that said, “There’s something on your face. It’s ugliness.” Scanning it over again, she asked herself, “Did I read that wrong?”

She then paused for a moment before loudly saying, “Wow, wow!” She addressed the commenter as she asked, “You wouldn’t happen to be the same one as last time, right? The one who said that to Soojin.” She then said, “Are you crazy? Seriously. Leave, then! Don’t watch this! Seriously. You’re putting me in a bad mood. Get out, then!”

She frowned at the screen before saying, “Personally, I’m fine. It doesn’t hurt me. But if you say that to other people, it causes pain! It makes no sense. If you said that to my friend, it would hurt me too! If my family saw that, they’d be hurt, you know! Seriously.”

She said, “I’m okay. I’m not hurt, it’s just… If you do that to my friend, I’m not going to let you off easy! For real.”

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source: @soompi, soompi, insight, gidle vlive
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Gyuri and Winner's Mino are both in hot waters for going clubbing amidst social distancing rules

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source: @Koreanupdates , naver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, nate, soompi, ncov

After the Itaewon club COVID-19 case came out, people were running wild with rumors which celebrities were in the club. Jokwon even threatened to sue a commenter who accused him of being there. There was also sth about trolls accusing Key, Jungkook and Eunwoo of being there, but i don't know more about it.

Omona, how much social distancing do you do?
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IZ*ONE expected to make their comeback this Summer + new reality show IZ*ONE CHU 3

source: balloon_wanted, entertain.v.daum
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New Lead Posters for Korean adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'/'제이미'

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' (Korean title '제이미/Jamie') is a British musical inspired by the documentary 'Jamie: Drag Queen at 16' by Jenny Popplewell. It has music by Dan Gillespie Spells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae. The musical follows Jamie, a gay sixteen-year-old from a Sheffield council estate, who dreams of becoming a drag queen, and the challenges that someone from his background faces in daily life.

The musical premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on 13 February 2017. It finished its short run on 25th February 2017 and reopened in the West End,  at the Apollo Theatre, from 6th November 2017 with most of the Crucible cast reprising their roles. The British production has seen limited run castings of Rupaul's Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio and Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. A film adaptation is scheduled to be released in October this year.

The Korean version is scheduled to run from 4th July to 11th September at the LG Arts Centre in Gangnam. Today posters were revealed for the four actors taking on the role of Jamie; 2am's Jo Kwon, NU'EST's Ren, Astro's MJ, and musical actor Shin Jae Hyup.

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source: shownote_theatre (2, 3, 4)

I'm ecstatic for Ren, he was born to play this role. However I'm really intrigued as to how they're going to translate the class issues/accents/little bits of northern flavour that are so important to this musical's identity.

"The Takeout" with guest Jay Park

The Takeout is a brand new series from First We Feast, where rapper, actor, and comedian Dumbfoundead catches up with his friends while eating copious amounts of delivery food.

On the series premiere, Dumb links up with international pop star Jay Park for a cross-cultural feast via video chat. Calling in from Seoul, South Korea, Jay orders a smorgasbord of American-style fast-food from his upstart restaurant chain, Famous Burger, while Dumb gets down on a few Korean comfort food-classics from Jun Won in L.A.

Over their meals, Dumb and Jay discuss everything from the challenges facing the burger business to COVID-19's impact on the music industry as a whole. Is this episode an interview, or just a good ol' fashioned bro date? Order some takeout, support your favorite local restaurant, and find out.

I like this idea. You could also watch the episode at the Complex source.

source: firstwefeast & complex

The Return of Superman Ep 328

Jam Jam

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The show celebrates Children’s Day. With the help of friends, Heejoon brings Jam Jam’s favorite character to life. Nap time was so precious! She’s so sweet. Kyungmin decides to give the kids a day with both mom and dad. Then Yeonwoo gives his family gifts in return. Once again we’re reminded that Haoh is smarter than his dad lol. Gary then takes him to a toy store, and Haoh was indecisive for a reason. So sweet! William is very proud of his bug boy undies lol. And Ben goes on his first errand! OMG I love it so much lol! I rewatched him getting lost in the maze like 5 times lol. He’s very chill but also a quick thinker, like with the water.

source: KBS WORLD TV 1 2 3 4 5 6

R-rated series gain popularity on small screen in Korea

Adults-only television series have recently come into the spotlight in the relatively conservative South Korean entertainment scene on the back of rising demand for diversified content.

JTBC's ongoing drama "The World of the Married," based on the BBC One TV series "Doctor Foster," has been in the vanguard of the popularity of dramas with the "19+ rating" on the small screen.

The 19+ rating allows only those aged 19 or over to watch the content in the five-grade TV program rating system.

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source: The Korea Times
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TWICE’S *Complete* (with Mina!) Dance Practice of ‘Feel Special’ + Mina MBTI

The girls, while preparing for their comeback ‘More & More’ out on June 1st, they also have released a dance practice of ‘Feel Special’ with all 9 members :) A YT channel put them together side by side with the original dance practice that was without Mina.

Also under the cut is Mina’s MBTI results, she got ISFP-T: the Adventurer, just like Jihyo!

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Source: Twice’s Channel 1, 2, ONCEuponaTWICE
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Chuang/Produce Camp 2020 roundup: clips, some rankings, subbed episodes

Chuang 2020 features f(x)'s Victoria and ex-EXO Luhan/Tao as judges (with Kris Wu confirmed to guest judge at a later date).
Contestants from the Korean entertainment industry are gugudan's Sally/Liu Xiening, ex-D.HOLIC Hami/Xu Xiaohan, and soloist Lana. Contestant Lin Junyi is also half Korean. You can watch the episodes subbed at the show's youtube channel (a little behind broadcast due to the way they're cutting them for youtube) or at WeTV.

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the first rankings were released:[rankings for Sally/Hami/Lana]Sally/Liu Xiening placed 3rd, Hami/Xu Xiaohan placed 31st and Lana placed 27th.
[Other notable contestants:]Curley Gao (1st) is half Uyghur, Nene/Zhang Naixin (4th) is Thai, Lin Junyi (6th) is Korean/Chinese and placed 72nd on PD101 China, Su Ruiqi (13th) placed 25th on PD101 China, Wang Yiqiao (29th) placed 75th on PD101 China, Zhong Feifei (44th) is Congolese/Chinese.There are also no contestants born later than 2001 (i.e minimum age 18) which I think is pretty neat.

source: 创造营 CHUANG2020

The King: Eternal Monarch episode 7 & 8 Discussion Post

Drama: The King: Eternal Monarch
Hangul: 더 킹: 영원의 군주
Director: Baek Sang-Hoon
Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
Network: SBS
Episodes: 16
Release Date: April 17, 2020 --
Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00

Cast: Lee Min Ho (Emperor Yi Gon), Kim Go Eun (Lieutenant Jung Tae Eul / Luna), Woo Do Hwan (Jo Eun Sub / Jo Young) Kim Kyung Nam (Gang Shin Jae), Jung Eun Chae (Goo Seo Ryung), Lee Jung Jin (Yi Rim), Kim Young Ok, Jeon Bae Soo, Seo Jung Yeon, Park Won Sang, Kim Yong Ji, Heo Dong Won, Jeon Moo Song, Ahn Shi Ha, Kang Hong Suk, Lee Hae Young, Lee Hong Nae, Park So Jin, Park Hoon, Lee Ho Chul, Baek Hyun Joo, Song Sang Eun, Kang Gi Doong, Kim Hyung Woo, Choi Woo Seong, Hwang Se On, Park Ji Yun, Yang Jo Ah, Jang Hae Min, Yoon Jung Hyuk, Kim Wook, Kwon Yool, Jung Hyun Joon, Jung Shi Yool, Joo Ye Rim

Plot: Yi Gon is the third Korean emperor of his generation. His citizens regard him as the perfect leader. But behind this flawless appearance, hides a deep wound. When he was eight years old, his father was murdered before his eyes following a coup. Today, instead of respecting his filial duty, he prefers to escape the palace to attend university conferences. During one of his escapades, he sees himself propelled into a parallel world where he meets Jung Tae Eul, an inspector with whom he teams up with to defeat the criminals but also close the door between their two worlds.

Source: Drama info and image from Mydramalist

You can watch on Netflix | Dramanice

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Celeb Youtuber Roundup 🍰

EXO's Baekhyun

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Sources: JESSICA LAND | 한예슬 is 1 2 | Minny J 소민 1 2 | 뽐뽐뽐 | 김소희는 Kim SoHee is | 소유기 SOYOUGI 1 2 | SoriNotSorry!소리 | NNG ᄂᄂᄀ | 이지금 [IU Official] | BEAUTY & VIEW 1 2 | ZICO | 유빈TV 1 2 | Cole Time 니콜 | 웨이랜드 WayLand | HyunA | 하늬모하늬 | 소이 SOYEE | PRODUSORN | 규티비 KYUHYUN 1 2 3 | Record PARK's | 솔지Soul_G | Jessi | 혜리

i made tiramisu last weekend but it was so much more challenging to make than jessica's....


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Comeback Schedule:
Teaser Images #1 / Mood Sampler #1 | Teaser Images #2 | Teaser Images #3 / Mood Sampler #2 | Teaser Images #4 | Teaser Images #5 / Mood Sampler #3 | Teaser Images #6 / Mood Sampler #4 | Teaser Images #7 | Teaser Images #8 | Teaser Images #9 / Highlight Medley | Teaser Images #10 / MV Teaser #1 | Teaser Images #11 | MV Teaser #2 / MV Release

Source: @weareoneEXO 1 2 3 4
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🌸 When My Love Blooms 🌸 episodes 5 & 6 discussion post

Drama: When My Love Blooms
Hangul: 화양연화 - 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간
Director: Song Jung Hyun
Writer: Jeon Hee-Young
Network: tvN
Episodes: -
Release Date: April 25, 2020
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 9pm KST

Cast: Yoo Ji Tae (Han Jae Hyun [Present]), Lee Bo Young (Yoon Ji Soo [Present]), Park Jin Young (Han Jae Hyun [20s]), Jeon So Nee (Yoon Ji Soo [20s])
[Supporting cast]Park Shi Yeon (Jang Seo Gyung [Han Jae Hyun's wife]), Moon Sung Geun (Jang San [Jang Seo Gyung's father]) Park Min Soo (Han Joon Seo [Han Jae Hyun & Jang Seo Gyung's son]), Nam Myung Ryul (Han In Ho [Han Jae Hyun's father]), Kang Young Seok (Gang Joon Woo [Han Jae Hyun's secretary]), Kim Ho Chang (Jung Yoon Gi [Han Jae Hyun's co-worker]), Kim Young Hoon (Lee Se Hoon [Yoon Ji Soo's former husband]), Jang Gwang (Yoon Hyung Goo [Yoon Ji Soo's father]), Go Woo Rim (Lee Young Min [Yoon Ji Soo's son]), Lee Jong Nam (Jung Sook Hee [Yoon Ji Soo's mother]), Chae Won Bin (Yoon Ji Young [Yoon Ji Soo's younger sister]), Kim Young Ah (Choi Sun Hee [Yoon Ji Soo's co-worker]), Min Sung Wook (Lee Dong Jin [Present]), Eun Hae Sung (Lee Dong Jin [20s]), Kim Joo Ryung (Sung Hwa Jin [Present]), Han Ji Won (Sung Hwa Jin [20s]), Woo Jeong Won (Yang Hye Jung [Present]), Park Han Sol (Yang Hye Jung [20s]), Lee Tae Sung (Joo Young Woo [Present]), Lee Byung Hun (Joo Young Woo [20s]), Choi Woo Hyuk (Se Hwi), Joo Byung Ha ([Student moderator]), Son Sook (Lee Gyung Ja [Han Jae Hyun's mother]), Park Jung Eon [Maid], Jung Gyoo Soo [Principal] (Ep.1), Sung Chan Ho [Judge] (Ep.1), Kim Bo Ra Na [Mom] (Ep.1), Son Deok Ki Kyung Ho (Ep.1), Kim Mi Hwa [Striking temp worker] (Ep.1), Hong Suk Youn [Father protesting] (Ep.1), Lee Yong Yi [Convenience store owner] (Ep.1)

Plot: Twenty years ago, Yoon Ji Soo (Jeon So Nee) fell in love with a man who made her heart sing. As a freshman in the college of music, Ji Soo didn’t expect to catch the eye of Han Jae Hyun (Park Jinyoung), a popular, headstrong law school student, but she did. Falling for him as quickly as he fell for her, the two experienced one of the most beautiful moments any two people can experience together: their first love. But like so many first loves, theirs wouldn’t last forever.

Now in her forties, Ji Soo (Lee Bo Young) is a single mother, working a contract job in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Jae Hyun (Yoo Ji Tae), on the other hand, is a successful, ambitious businessman who has pursued wealth and honor, above all else. Far different than the man he once was, Jae Hyun is hardly recognizable as the headstrong kid he used to be. But when fate brings Ji Soo back into his life, she recognizes him almost immediately.

Suddenly back in each other’s lives, Ji Soo and Jae Hyun have been granted a rare opportunity to start over. But can two people really separated by so many years and experiences, really reignite a flame that flickered out so many years ago?

A story of first loves and second chances, “When My Love Blooms” is a 2020 romantic drama directed by Song Jung Hyun.

🌸 Watch on Viki and Kissasian
(OP's note: Viki has also subbed some bts and script reading)

🌸 Extra treats 🌸
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Sources: JustForJinyoung 1, 2 / gif

🌸 episodes 1 & 2 discussion post
🌸 episodes 3 & 4 discussion post

I forgot to post this yesterday, I keep losing track of what day it is


[MV] 👑BVNDIT are queens in the JUNGLE!🌴

source: BVNDIT
the Carnival album will be released at 6pm KST and the comeback showcase will be streamed here at 7pm KST!

IT SOUNDS AND LOOKS EVEN BETTER THAN I EXPECTED 😭😭 this is the first comeback I've experienced (very recent fan) and it's been lovely to see all the positive reactions to the posts :') I hope more people check out their previous comebacks (Hocus Pocus, Dramatic, Dumb) and the rest of their very solid discography!!