March 24th, 2021


Teaser roundup featuring Kim Sung Kyu, Astro, Sejeong, Kim Jaehwan & Checkmate

Kim Sung Kyu "Won't Forget You" teaser pics

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source: woollim_ent, fantagio 판타지오 1 2, fantagiomusic_, OFFICIAL KIMSEJEONG, KJH_officialtwt, GraceCompany Official

Kim So-hyun from 13 to 22

Kim So-hyun has been gracing our screens for so long, it feels like we’ve watched this talented young actress grow and blossom right in front of our very eyes. From her scene-stealing roles as a young child to the plucky heroines she plays today, here’s a celebration of Kim So-hyun’s journey from starlet to fully-fledged star (they grow up so fast! 😭)

Oh wow, I totally didn't realize it was her in those first dramas. It's been so long!

source: The Swoon
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Omona Original: What if today's girl groups had their own Brave Brothers Bops?

If you're a 2nd-generation K-pop fan, you surely remember the era when Brave Brothers was one of the most prominent hitmakers for girl groups. The Brave Sound formula took countless groups to the top of the charts. And now, his self-produced girl group Brave Girls have finally found their place in the spotlight, years after almost everyone had written them off.

The rise of "Rollin'" has made me nostalgic for those bygone years of formulaic, impossibly catchy Brave hits, and I can't be the only one. So here's a little experiment: If our favorite 3rd-generation girl groups had their own Brave Sound songs, which would fit them best? This is purely based on my own opinion, so let's take it away...
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Sources: YouTube: xCHELLy, starshipTV, TheEntertainmentPascal, 1theK (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), fantagio (1, 2), AOA, GENIE MUSIC, MBK Entertainment [Official]; Tumblr: femaleidols (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), anna-something, chaisexuality, allfemaleidols, lovelyzdaily, redvelvetcult, jungyerinz, hyyerin, ryusujeongz, whatchatalkabout, doyeonkim

So what do you think? With Brave Girls finally getting their well-deserved recognition, is it time to bring back the good old days of Brave Sound bops? Which song/artist picks would you make differently, and what about the many songs/artists that I didn't include? Leave your thoughts below!

"Joseon Exorcist" faces backlash for distorting history

SBS' fantasy period series "Joseon Exorcist" is facing a backlash after causing an uproar among viewers over distorting history by demonizing Taejong (1367-1422), the third king of Joseon, and using Chinese props for Joseon Kingdom settings.

The viewership rating of Tuesday's episode plunged to 6.9 percent from 8.9 percent its first episode garnered on Monday.

The corporate sponsors of the series also responded to the controversy by cutting off ties with the series and halting support.

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source: The Korea Times & VIKI Global TV

Cho Dal-hwan happy about acting alongside EXO's Chanyeol in "The Box"

Cho Dal-hwan, who plays a down-on-his-luck music producer in the film "The Box," said he tried to express subtlety in his acting and let his fellow actor Chanyeol of EXO upstage him.

Directed by Yang Jung-woong, the musical film is a coming-of-age story of an aspiring musician (Chanyeol), who can sing only when he is behind a box. He meets once-popular music producer (Cho Dal-hwan) and busks to overcome his fear and come out from behind his box.

Cho said Chanyeol was part of the reason he chose to star in "The Box." "By the time I was cast in the film, Chanyeol was already a global music star and I've always had a desire to take part in a musical film like Begin Again or Once. I was also excited about the idea of traveling across the country and trying regional specialty dishes," he said.

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source: The Korea Times & EonTalk
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Shownu X Moschino for Elle Korea

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Too many Shownu photoshoots this month to keep up with lol. His mukbang interview from this shoot can be found here.

source: OfficialMonstaX, elle korea, shownuayo 1 2

SuperM X Prudential teaser

From Prudential's We Do Dance site: "Our goal is always to inspire our people to DO wellness. If improving health is your goal in 2021, we believe that there is a new way to approach it. This year, we partnered with SuperM to motivate people to dance more, get fit, and most importantly to have fun while you are at it."

source: superm

"River Where the Moon Rises" episodes 21 to 24 Discussion Post

Title: River Where The Moon Rises / The Moon Rising River
Revised romanization: Dalyi Ddeuneun Gang
Hangul: 달이 뜨는 강
Director: Yun Sang-Ho
Writer: Han Ji-Hoon
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 20
Release Date: February 15, 2021
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:30

CAST: Kim So Hyun (Pyeong Gang / Yeom Ga Jin / Queen Yeon), Na In Woo (On Dal), Lee Ji Hoon (Go Geon), Choi Yoo Hwa (Hae Mo Yong), Kim Bup Rae, Cha Kwang Soo, Kim Jung Young, Son Woo Hyeok, Ahn Shin Woo, Wang Bit Na, Ki Eun Se, Park Sang Hoon, Hwang Young Hee, Jung Wook, Kim Dong Young, Oh Ah Rin, Lee Sang Chan, Won Woo, Yoon Ah Jung, Lee Hae Young, Yoon Joo Man, Jung In Kyum, Han Jae Young, Ryu Eui Hyun, Kim Hee Jung, Moon Jin Seung, Jung Eun Pyo

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You can watch on VIU (in select countries) and DRAMACOOL

SOURCE: Drama info and pictures from MYDRAMALIST

I've grown to like Na In Woo. The challenges that pur dear Princess has to go through is just too many. I'd be super tired if I were her. I'm still not sure if Master Go and Madam Hae are on the good side.
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K-Pop Evolution | Trailer

What is K-Pop? How did it rise to worldwide prominence? This new 7-part series tells you everything you need to know – from its history to its hitmakers, its fandoms, and more – told from the perspective of those who were there. K-Pop Evolution is the definitive accounting of a global phenomenon. With appearances from SuperM, H.O.T., BoA, SUPER JUNIOR, KARA, Ha:tfelt (Wonder Girls), Kang Daniel, Sandara Park (2NE1), Red Velvet, EXO, NCT, (G)I-DLE, and PENTAGON.

They actually got some pretty big names

source: YouTube Originals