August 17th, 2020

Forest of Secrets (Stranger) Season 2 episode 1 & 2 Discussion Post

Drama: Stranger 2
Hangul: 비밀의 숲 2
Director: Park Hyun-Suk
Writer: Lee Soo-Yeon
Network: tvN
Release Date: August 15, 2020
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday at 21:00
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff: The prosecutor's office and the police find themselves on opposing sides. The prosecutors, including elite prosecutor Woo Tae-Ha (Choi Moo-Sung), want discretionary power over investigations. Meanwhile, the police, including Choi Bit (Jeon Hye-Ji), tries to get complete investigative authority that is independent of the prosecutor's office. Under this tense situation, Prosecutor Hwang Si-Mok (Cho Seung-Woo) and Detective Han Yeo-Jin (Bae Doo-Na) chase after the truth in a hidden case.

Cast: Jo Seung Woo (Hwang Shi Mok), Bae Doo Na (Han Yeo Jin), Lee Joon Hyuk (Seo Dong Jae), Yoon Se Ah (Lee Yeon Jae), Jeon Hye Jin (Choi Bit), Choi Moo Sung (Woo Tae Ha), Kim Young Jae, Park Sung Geun, Park Ji Yun, Lee Hae Young, Jung Sung Il, Kim Hak Seon, Jeon Bae Soo, Choi Jae Woong, Yoon Jong In, Song Ji Ho, Hong Seo Joon, Yu Seung Il, Kim Bum Soo, Lee Ga Sub, Park Sung Il, Ha Sung Kwang, Lee Hyun Kyun, Jang Yool, Park Mi Hyun, Seo Jin Won

Drama information and image sourced from MyDramaList

You can watch on NetFlix and Dramacool

The plot synopsis doesn't sound very promising or interesting tbh so its a good thing I watched the first season otherwise I would skip this. Lie. I'd check it out since its a crime/police/prosecutor drama which is one of my favorite form of kdrama. We don't usually get 2nd seasons for kdramas but I'm glad they made one for Forest of Secrets. Season 1 is also on Netflix so you can binge watch if you want to.

The first 2 episodes continues the thrill with the same strong storytelling. And South Korea agrees as it is off to a good start ratings-wise.

Moon warns of stern responses to church members' illegal acts against anti-virus efforts

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Sunday warned of stern responses to unlawful acts by some church members that have hampered the country's anti-virus efforts, after a far-right pastor and his followers staged massive rallies in violation of a state ban amid a surge in new coronavirus cases.

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Source: Yonhap News Agency

A.C.E & Kim Yohan announce comebacks and solo debut

A.C.E "HZJM:The Butterfly Phantasy"

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source: official_ACE7, WEi__Official 1 2

New Blackpink X Selena Gomez teaser

omg it is so hot right now i would love a twin pop

soource: ygent_official

"I-LAND" trainees and cast members test negative for COVID-19, resumes filming

Follow-up to this post.

“I-LAND” is recording on set again after taking safety measures following a positive COVID-19 case a few days prior.

On August 15, it was revealed that a cleaning staff member for “I-LAND” had tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member had carried out his duties on set on August 12.

On August 17, Mnet stated to Newsen, “‘I-LAND’ has partially resumed filming on the set in Paju this afternoon. Disinfection of the set was completed over the weekend, and all of the trainees and cast members as well as some of the production staff have tested negative for COVID-19. A small portion of the staff are still waiting for their results, and they will not be allowed to step inside the set until their results come out.”

Source: Naver by Soompi
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🌟KEEMBO🌟 to hold FREE online concert on 22 Aug!

WHAT: KEEMBO Live x Japan
WHEN: Saturday 22 Aug 9pm KST
HOW MUCH: Free (just need to register for an account on! But check out the paid benefits (video call autograph session & goods) under the cut, they're pretty worth it imo!

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I'm excited to talk tattoos with Boa for two minutes!! (dumbass me didn't realise I could add on a 1min video call with Bbo so... I'm sorry Bbo 😭)

sources: event page, @SpicaSG 1, 2

just realised I forgot to request to update the spica tag to spica/keembo....

Government and local church spat intensify, more developments on anti-government rally aftermath

Addition to this post.

Government, conservative pastor in spat after church emerges as mass infection cluster

The spat between a conservative pastor and the government intensified Monday after health authorities and prosecutors sought to put the pastor behind bars for not cooperating in the government’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus although his church has emerged as the country’s second-largest infection cluster.

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Source: The Korea Herald (1, 2, 3, 4)