April 12th, 2021

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Summary of why actor Kim Jung Hyun is in the news right now (+ Seo Ye Ji)



- It all started with Sports Chosun's dating reveal of actor Kim Jung Hyun (Crash Landing on You, Mr. Queen) and actress Seo Ji Hye, who was his co-star and love interest in Crash Landing on You. This was quickly denied by both their agencies, saying that they are just friends. (full soompi article)

- On the same day it was then reported that Kim Jung Hyun would not renew with his current agency O& Entertainment after their contract ends next month, and Seo Ji Hye’s agency Culture Depot revealed that they were discussing an exclusive contract with him.

- Dispatch came into the mix and published a report with details and photos of the two actors alleged 1 year relationship. Culture Depot commented that the two met up at home because of COVID-19 to discuss him transferring agencies. (full soompi article) Which majorly pissed off his current agency. They stated that during his time with the company he had a 11 month hiatus, so his contract was extended for these 11 months which means that his contract won't expire until next year. (And then they probably leaked this next part of the story)

- And now the actual scandal comes in. Remember his drama "Time" with Seohyun back in 2018 where he was criticized for his off-screen "method acting" (he was standoffish the whole time) and eventually even ended up leaving the drama? Here's what actually happened.

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source: soompi 1 2 3 , naver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, theqoo 2, pannatic 1 2 3

What a ride! And probably not over yet.

Kingdom: Legendary War ep. 2 discussion post


The full show with eng sub can be watched at kshow123

Source: Mnet K-pop, kshow123

Did you watch this week Omona? What were your favorite moments?

There is a news article from Newsen on Daum addressing a screentime issue in this show, suggesting favoritism of some groups in screentime over others. I have not found an official translation for this yet, but I will link rough translations in the comments. Did you notice this while watching?

"Vincenzo" episodes 15 & 16 Discussion Post



Director: Kim Hee-Won
Writer: Park Jae-Bum
Network: tvN
Episodes:
Release Date: February 20, 2021
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday

Cast: Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon, Kim Yeo Jin, Jo Han Chul, Kwak Dong Yeon, Yoo Jae Myung, Yoon Byung Hee, Choi Young Joon, Yang Kyung Won, Seo Ye Hwa, Choi Deok Moon, Kim Yoon Hye, Lee Hang, Kang Chae Min, Kwon Seung Woo, Ri Woo Jin, Kim Hyung Mook, Kim Seol Jin, Im Chul Soo, Kim Young Woong, Lee Dal, Lee Do Guk, Jung Ji Yoon, Yoon Bok In, Kwon Tae Won, Seo Jin Won, Hwang Tae Kwang, Na Chul, Jung Wook Jin, Hong Seo Joon

Plot: At the age of 8, Park Joo-Hyeong went to Italy after he was adopted. He is now an adult and has the name of Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-Ki). He is a lawyer, who works for the Mafia as a consigliere. Because of a war between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea. In South Korea, he gets involved with Lawyer Hong Cha-Young (Jeon Yeo-Bin). She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo Cassano falls in love with her. He also achieves social justice by his own way.

You can watch it on Netflix

Source: Drama info and image from Mydramalist


LMAO who asked about the pigeon last week?
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"Sell Your Haunted House" teasers




Hong Ji-A (Jang Na-Ra) is an exorcist, who runs Daebak Real Estate. She gets rid of evil spirits from real estate properties and then sells them. Oh In-Beom (Jung Yong-Hwa) is a swindler. He often uses ghosts in his schemes to make money.

Hong Ji-A and Oh In-Beom work together to disclose a secret about the death of Hong Ji-A’s mother, who died 20 years ago.



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source: KBS WORLD TV 1 2 & asianwiki
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Yubin Reflects On Wonder Girls Discography & Her Solo Career on “Become A Fan”



Yubin gives commentary on various Wonder Girls comebacks and her solo work. She talks about how I Feel You is her favorite, Lady is well loved by fans especially with city pop on the rise, she’s moved by hearing Wonder Girls goodbye song Draw Me, and more.

The 1st episode is about After School’s Raina but unfortunately no English subtitles. Could be an interesting series for having older gen idols reflect on their career!

Source: 14F
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I.O.I Members To Reunite For Live Broadcast For 5th Anniversary

I.O.I is gearing up for a special reunion!

On April 13, it was reported that the group is gearing up for a live broadcast together on May 4 in celebration of their fifth anniversary.

The members reportedly gathered recently to discuss the upcoming event. According to industry representatives, nine of the members will be available to attend as Kyulkyung is currently in China and Kang Mina is filming for her upcoming drama. However, they are working on potentially participating in other ways such as via video calls.

Consisting of Somi, Kim Sejeong, Weki Meki’s Choi Yoojung and Kim Doyeon, Chungha, Kim So Hye, Kyulkyung, DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon, Kang Mina, Lim Nayoung, and WJSN’s Yeonjung, I.O.I debuted as a project group in 2016 as a result of the survival program “Produce 101.” They debuted on May 4, 2016 and disbanded in January 2017.

Back in 2016, the group made a promise to reunite in five years. Although their plans for a comeback in 2019 eventually fell through, the members will still fulfill their promise with fans through the upcoming broadcast. I.O.I’s live broadcast will air on May 4 via the mobile app KT Seezn.

Source: Naver 1, 2, D.Kim at Soompi