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allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

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allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying.

We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this week —‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ (starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo) and ‘Wild Romance‘ (Lee Si Young, Lee Dong Wook, Girls Generation‘s Jessica). Weve also brought on a board a new series from cable channel tvN called Shut Up Flower Boy Band, starring INFINITEs L and Sung Jong as well as Two Months Ye Rim.

[Note: 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' will not be included in the ratings recap as it is a cable drama and has different ratings standards.]

KBSs highly anticipated teenage drama, Dream High 2, aired its pilot episode last week, joining the ranks of the Monday-Tuesday prime time line-up. The drama came out with a respectable 10.5% rating; sadly, it dropped to a 9.8% rating with its second episode.

Although Dream High 2 creates a new story with a fresh cast, many viewers are still pining over the first Dream High. Comparisons between the first and second seasons are inevitable, shoring up some dissatisfied feelings from dedicated fans. Additionally, the second episode is drawing criticism for its prolonged music video section. Lets hope Dream High 2 will be able to increase its ratings as the conflicts between the idols and students escalate.

So far, 2012 has provided MBC with a smooth carpet ride, as its two major productions are reigning in their respective time slots. Their Monday-Tuesday drama, Light and Shadow (starring Ahn Jae Wook and Son Dam Bi), has been steadily increasing its viewership, allowing it to reach a new high of 17.7% last week. Light and Shadow will still have to keep an eye on its rival, SBSHistory of a Salaryman, since they were able to achieve a respectable rating of 15.1%.

As for MBCs other major production, The Moon that Embraces the Sun, there seems to be no limit to its explosive growth. The drama neared 40% mark this week with a 34.1% and 37.1%, respectively. If this trend continues to climb, The Moon that Embraces the Sun will undoubtedly reach national drama status (being above the 40% mark).

While MBC basks in its much-deserved glory for The Moon that Embraces the Sun, their competitors continue to slump miserably in the ratings race.

SBSs Take Care of Us, Captain (starring Goo Hye Sun and Ji Jin Hee) and KBSWild Romance are suffering at the hands of weak statistics this week. True, Take Care of Us, Captain is still attaining decent ratings of 7.5% and 7.8%; yet the fact that its at a mature point in its storyline has cast a harsh spotlight on this lack of double digits.

As for Wild Romance, it suffered terribly with a low rating of 4.5%. Though theyve added a popular idol to their cast, it hasnt done much to improve the score. KBS will have to think of something quickly to resuscitate these dying ratings.

We also got our first look at Rooftop Prince, which will air on March 14th after Take Care of Us, Captain. This fantasy romance drama stars JYJYoochun and actress Han Ji Min. Due to Yoochuns confirmed status as a blue chip in the industry, Rooftop Prince could very well bring SBS back into the ratings game.

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN)

Official Synopsis: Shut Up Flower Boy Band is centered around a high school band known asEye Candy, whose members are comprised of delinquents who face varying personal problems. The drama depicts their friendships, love, and youthful passionall tied together by the unifying force, music.

Recap of Ep. 1-2: The drama begins by introducing the band, Eye Candy. Special focus lands on Byung Hee, the leader (a special cameo by Lee Min Ki) and Ji Hyuk (Sung Joon). These boys are troublemakers in their run-down high school, which gets shut down by the city. The boys are transferred to the rich school, Jung Sang High School, where they encounter tensions with the local band, Strawberry Fields. These two bands from different schools both want the practice room, and the two agree to have a band showdown in front of the school for playing rights.

Meanwhile, Byung Hee meets his muse, Soo Ah (Jo Bo Ah), who lives in a run-down house next to Ji Hyuk (her fathers bankruptcy left her family in a financial crisis). The leader of Strawberry Fields, Seung Hoon (played by Jung Ui Chul), gets enraged by Byung Hees friendly relationship with Soo Ah. As Seung Hoon sends his boys to gang up on Byung Hee, Ji Hyuk and the rest of the band members frantically search for him, only to find Byung Hee

The Moon that Embraces the Sun (MBC)

Official Synopsis: ‘The Moon That Embraces TheSun’ tells of the strong love between ‘KingLee Hwon’ (Kim SooHyun) and a female shaman named ‘Wol’ (Han Ga In).Wol was born from a noble family and was slated to become Hwon’s queen,but a nasty game of politics resulted in her ‘death’. She is rescued butwithout her memories as a court lady, and so she’s brought up to be ashaman. Years later, King Lee Hwon and Wol meet again, but how willtheir love story unfold…?

Recap of Ep. 9-10: With Hwon demanding to know who sent Wol to tend to his illness, a minister decides to jail and brand out of fear of the kings anger. Hwon cant seem to forget about Yeon Woo/Wol, which only complicates his relationship with princess Bo Kyung; Bo Kyung hears of the female shaman who visited Hwon, and slowly her jealousy begins to eat her up inside.

As for Wol, her memories as Yeon Woo continue to flicker in and out. She begins to wonder if these are really her own memories..

Hwon also receives Wols last letter to him during their childhood and compares the letter she wrote to him recently to this one from her past. He suddenly understands that there is a connection between the two girls, and orders Wol to return to his side. As shes escorted back, she gets pulled aside by Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo), who asks if she remembers him.

Official Synopsis: Because of an unforeseen situation, Eun Jae (Lee Si Young) is appointedas baseball star Moo Yul’s (Lee Dong Wook) bodyguard. Although the twohate each other from the beginning, romance arises between the baseballstar and his bodyguard, a former judo athlete.

Recap of Ep. 9-10: Eun Jae finally confesses to Moo Yul, but the moment is interrupted by Jong Hee (SNSDs Jessica). Eun Jae tries to play off the confession like it was a joke, but Moo Yul is bothered by itopening up the possibility of him having feelings for Eun Jae in return.

Jong Hee and Moo Yul continue to get closer and go on many dates, and it becomes too hurtful for Eun Jae. She decides to quit her position as a bodyguard for Moo Yul. Her absence bothers Moo Yul, and he finds himself constantly questioning Eun Jaes boss on her whereabouts.

Amidst all of this, Jong Hee begins to dream of marrying Moo Yul. However, her daydreams and plans get a rude awakening when she discovers that her cat has been killed, the culprit unseen

Stay tuned for more recaps on these popular dramas in next weeks digest!

Daebak Beats Up A Sandbag Thinking Of His Sisters Seol Ah And Su Ah On “The Go back of Superman”

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Daebak Beats Up A Sandbag Thinking Of His Sisters Seol Ah And Su Ah On “The Go back of Superman”

Daebak Beats Up A Sandbag Thinking Of His Sisters Seol Ah And Su Ah At theGo back of SupermanJiwonYu Might 1, 2016 0 On the new episode of The Return of Superman on March 1, Daebak goes to a children sports middle and relieves all of his stress!

In the sports center, Lee Dong Gook and Daebak in finding a sandbag, and Lee Dong Gook tells his son, Believe that this sandbag is Jae Si and Jae Ah. Hit it up to you want.

Seeing this, Lee Dong Gook suggests, Then bring to mind this as Soo Ah and Seol Ah. Even earlier than his dad is done talking, Daebak provides the sandbag a robust punch and makes each person laugh.

Jamsil Sports Complex to Grow to be Expo Hub

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The complex is to be related amongstclose by convention centers and amenitiesadding COEX and Hyundai's planned new headquarters, all inside a 10-minute pressure to create a massive conference and exhibition zone.

A Seoul townreliable said, "We hope so to host mainglobaloccasionsequivalent in scale to the patron Electronics Display in Las Vegas and CeBIT in Hanover".

The urban government will transform the major stadium, and the relaxation of the complex will update existing sports centerswhich are being moved elsewhere.

Fans Talk about Feminine Idols Who Glance Most up to date With Their Hair Up

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Fans Talk about  Feminine Idols Who Glance  Most up to date With Their Hair Up

A post on Pann discussing circumstances of female idols hanging their hair up has wonnumerous attention, with many netizens comparing the visuals of the idols and score who looks the best. However, with visual ratings being so subjective, there weremany variouscritiquesrelating to which female idol looks very best with their hair up, leading to no consensus.

Koreaboo has accrued reactions from Netizens who commented at thenormal article from our Korean source. The under comments are the preferred comments at the time of this article being published.

Rainbow Hyunyoung Transforms Into an attractive Golfer for Men’s Health

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Rainbow Hyunyoung Transforms Into an attractive Golfer for Men’s Health

Her fanatics say she has became a goddess after droppinga couple of pounds

And her good looksis actually at its top in this photoshoot

She makes the gameglance sexy with ease~

9 Feminine Idols Who Glance The maximum up to date With Their Hair UP

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9 Feminine Idols Who Glance  The maximum up to date With Their Hair UP

A post on Pann discussing circumstances of female idols hanging their hair up has gainednumerous attention, with many netizens comparing the visuals of the idols and rating who looks the best. However, with visual scores being so subjective, there weremany alternativereviewsrelating to which female idol looks absolute best with their hair up, leading to no consensus.

Koreaboo has accumulated reactions from Netizens who commented at thefashioned article from our Korean source. The underneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this article being published.

Baseball Games Turning into Noted In Korea For Locating Stunning Women

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Baseball Games Turning into  Noted In Korea For Locating  Stunning Women

Those girls are all online sensations after being on camera for just some seconds!

The more dressed you are for the game, the prettier for sure!

The lucky ones are even caught in a photo!

Fans Explore The TALLEST And SHORTEST Male K-Pop Idols

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Fans Explore The TALLEST And SHORTEST Male K-Pop Idols

Netizens currently discussed the industrys tallest and shorted idols according to their legitimate profiles, revealing the incredibly hugediversity of heights in the industry. Despite the reality that many enthusiasts prefer taller idols whose improbable proportions lend a hand them glanceexcellent in any outfit, other fans prefer the adorable idols who are working example that great things come in small packages.

Koreaboo has accrued reactions from Netizens who commented at theusual article from our Korean source. The underneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this article being published.

Korean Universities Drop in Science Research

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Korea turns out to be wasting its currentlyreceived edge in fundamental sciences. The scores of main universities corresponding to Korea Complicated establish of Science and Generation (KAIST), Korea University and Seoul National University plummeted in the Nature Index 2016 out closing week.

The index is considered the maximum authoritative barometer for measuring competitiveness in common sciences, scoring universities and studies bodies by way ofexamining articles published in 68 prestigious global journals.

SNU fell from 57th in 2015 to 67th, KAIST from 83rd to 94th. Sungkyunkwan University fell to 221st, Korea University to 250th, Hanyang University to 333rd, Ewha Womans University to 395th, Kyunghee University to 409th, and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology to 429th.

Watch: Jin Goo And Kim Ji Won Blow their own horns Dance Moves And Aegyo On “Running Man”

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Watch: Jin Goo And Kim Ji Won Blow their own horns Dance Moves And Aegyo On “Running Man”

Watch: Jin Goo And Kim Ji Won Blow their own horns Dance Moves And Aegyo On Running Guy an0ya Might 1, 2016 0 Descendants of the Sun stars Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won entertain viewers with their adorable dance moves and aegyo in this weeks Running Man!

Just mins into the broadcast, they are asked to expose their internal dancing machines. Causing every person to crack up, Jin Goo presentations off his hilarious hip moves to Red Velvets Dumb Dumb, whilst Kim Ji Won steals the male cast members hearts with her sweet little dance performance.

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Girl’s Day Blow Lovers Minds With Amazing Acapella Vocals

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Girl’s Day Blow Lovers Minds With Amazing Acapella Vocals

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterGirls Day attempted singing without microphonesand enthusiasts jaws dropped. Fans are freaking out at how amazing Ladies Day participants Minah and Sojins acapella voices are. In this video clip this islately trending, Minah and Sojin will also benoticedoutdoorconserving a camera and appearing off their RB tastemaking a songabilitiesvia doing an acapella editionin their hit song Expectation. The 2 are in prime spirits and giggling playfully whilst singing from aspect to side for their fans.