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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!

Amber reaches her next million on Instagram

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She is now raking in the likes and the affection as her Instagram has reached its 3 millionth follower, proving her to be probably the mostbest SNS leaders in K-Pop.  Congratulations to her, and you will have to jump at the bandwagon if you need to stayup-to-the-minute on her day-to-day fun!

Spoiler Added episodes 43 and 44 captures for the Korean drama 'Mom'

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Added episodes 43 and 44 captures for the Korean drama "Mom" (2015)Directed by ability of Oh Kyeong-hoonWritten by Kim Jeong-sooNetwork : MBCWith Cha Hwa-yeon, Park Yeong-gyoo, Jang Seo-hee, Kim Suk-hoon, Hong Soo-hyeon, Lee Tae-seong,...Sat, Sun 20:45SynopsisAfter sacrificing her the total thing to lift her youngsters on her own, a mom takes revenge at thetots who will do anything else to get their hands on her inheritance.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/09/05

Best of Weekly Track Shows: 2/1 — 2/7

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Best of Weekly Track Shows: 2/1 — 2/7

Very best of Weekly Tune Shows: 2/1 2/7Written through Lo On February 9, 2016Glad February, readers, and welcome back to the maximum efficient of Weekly Music Shows. This week saw some lovely heavy hitters making their comebacks, most significantly 4Minute and Winner. Expected new boy workforce IMFACT made their debut with Lollipop. The biggests congratulations, though, is going to Gfriend, who won each music display in an outstandingblank sweep with Rough. Those are one of the stages this week that stuck my eye.

Fresh off her stint on Unpretty Rapstar, Yezi has made her solo debut with Cider. What in point of factsticks out in this level is her skill to command attention with not anythingyet her flow. Her backup dancers are going insane, theres precisefireplace going off, and yet having a lookclear of Yezi is near-impossible. She holds the attention of each personobserving her with nothing but bitten-off words and a killer death glare.

I must confess that Winner hasn't evercontrolled to pique my passion before, but InfantYoungstermay just turn me into a fan. The song and vocals are as glossy equally silk, and by pairing it with informal mic stand- targeted choreography, Baby Baby comes off as classy and timeless. Even with a mid-tempo beat, the lads of Winner have such intensity that it nearly radiates throughout the screen.

2AM's Jo Kwon Hopes To Blow Lovers Away With New Ballad 'Crosswalk'

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2AM's Jo Kwon Hopes To Blow Lovers Away With New Ballad 'Crosswalk'

Seulong signed a freelance alongside Sidus HQ, Changmin scoreda three-year contract with Giant Hit Entertainment, and Jinwoon with Mystic Entertainment. Whilst the members take time to pay attention onperson projects at their respective labels, they insist 2AM are still very much together.

Five K-Dramas And Videos Starring Rain To Marathon Prior to 'Please Comeback, Mister'

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Five K-Dramas And Videos Starring Rain To Marathon Prior to 'Please Comeback, Mister'

(Photo : KBS ) Rain remodeled into an action hero for the 2010 KBS2 series, "The Fugitive: Plan B." He portrayed Ji Woo, a high-priced non-public investigator who becomes the leading person-of-interest in a homicide investigation.

Lee Na Young, who married Won Bin in 2015, joined Rain as Jini, a lady who is searching for answers in regards to the mysterious death of her parents.

"Ninja Assassin" marked thefirst leading role for Rain in a Hollywood movie. He portrayed Raizo, a tender orphan who trains to transform the successor in a brutal gang of fighters. "Ninja Assassin" also served as a catalyst for the acting career of former MBLAQ member Lee Joon (Heard It Throughout the Grapevine), who tackled the role of the more youthfuledition of Raizo.

These 12 Feminine K-Pop Idols End up That Buns Are Still SEXY

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These 12 Feminine K-Pop Idols End up That Buns Are Still SEXY

In South Korea, the bun hair tasteis known as the ddong hair, which means poop hair due, to the form of the bun at thebest of the head. It has grow to bea well-likedvogue for female celebrities off and on the stage. Yet which of the idols pull off the ddong hair the best?

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented on the usual article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this text being published.

'Elle' drops even more photographs of the pretty YoonA and Kai!

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How can YoonA still glance and then young and gorgeous? And how can Kai be so handsome? Here's an explosion of excellent looks and awesome chemistry as 'Elle' drops even more photographsin their shoot for the recent issue!

The two appear to beprounits in the shoot with their easiestcapabilities and their candy poses.  The black-and-white suppliesan overlycreative feel to the complete thing.  Which is your favouriteimage below?

Oh My Lady To Charm Enthusiasts With New Unmarried In March

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Oh My Lady To Charm Enthusiasts With New Unmarried In March

The neighborhoodtemporarilygainedcompliment for their fantastic visual effects, concepts, and sharp execution of choreography. Referred to asthe hot sister organization of label buddies B1A4, Oh My Girl consist of 8 members - Hyojung, JinE, YooA, Mimi, Jiho, Seunghee, Arin, and Binnie.

Watch: Male Idols Blow their own horns Strength in Wrestling Fits at “2016 Idol Superstar Athletics Championships”

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Watch: Male Idols Blow their own horns Strength in Wrestling Fits at “2016 Idol Superstar Athletics Championships”

Watch: Male Idols Blow their own horns force in Wrestling Suits at “2016 Idol Big name Athletics Championships”ilmare42 February 9, 2016 0 Throughout February 9’s episode of MBC’s “2016 Idol Star Athletics Championships,” several hit boy teams face off in the wrestling ring!

SpoilerParticipants of 8 male groups in overall take at thesituation of Korean wrestling (ssireum) to win the gold for themselves and their group. Members of BTS and BTOB pass up opposed toevery other in the primary round, with BTS taking the win. Teen Top also wins against GOT7, UP10TION beats MONSTA X, and VIXX defeats B.A.P to circulatedirectly to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, BTSs V wins against Youngster Top’s L.Joe, and BTSs Jungkook beats Teen Top’s C.A.P, that means BTS progresses to the finals. VIXX and UP10TION tie up after two matches, yet VIXX member Ken’s victory against UP10TION’s Kuhn brings VIXX to the much-anticipated finals.

Visa Problem Prevents Kai From Performing At EXO's Dallas Concert

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Visa Problem Prevents Kai From Performing At EXO's Dallas Concert

We be apologetic aboutto inform yous that EXO member KAI is more than likely not able to wait the Dallas prove due to visa delay. MMT is justchargeable for the misconduct whilst applying for the visas, and has attemptedday to day to get to the ground ofthe issue at hand. The visa has not been issued, and therefore, KAI just isn't able to visit the Dallas show. At any rate, we cancheck out our perfect to have KAI take part in the remainder of the tour ranging from Vancouver.

We sincerely express regret to all EXO fans, price ticket purchasers, EXO team and KAI, the artist control S.M. Entertainment, and the organizer DREAM MAKER ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED for our negligence.

Dallas show on 10th February 2016 will play, yet unfortunately, without the presence of KAI. Will have toany individualneed refund, Dallas tickets will be refunded at full price. MMT will make sure any monetarysmashthat can bebrought about by refund be completely compensated for. More detailed guidein regards to the refund policy will be posted tomorrow.