Official Synopsis: Kirin Arts High School has fallen from its status as a top academy of arts into dire financial straits and is in danger of closing. This season follows a new group of students after the previous group graduated. The school is taken over by OZ Entertainment Agency, who transfers their own idol stars over to the school to avoid the law that prohibits underage entertainers from performing after 10pm. Competition arises between the troubled students of Kirin and the newly transferred idols from OZ.
Ratings: Ratings for Dream High 2 deteriorated to an even lower 6.4%, a drop of .2% from last weeks episode. With the ratings for Dream High 2 continuously declining, it can only hope for a slight increase to change the trajectory. SBS History of Salaryman is enjoying much success as it continued its crown with a 19.1%, hoping to break the 20% with its final episode tomorrow. Meanwhile, MBCs Lights and Shadows is still enjoying high ratings despite losing its first-place to History of Salaryman as it holds a rating of 17.5%.
Recap of Ep. 13: Immediately after producer Shin Jae In announces JB as the eliminated student, Hyesung (Kang Sora) frantically plans to sacrifice her super-idol candidate position for JB. But with stinging words, Shin Jae In crumbles Hyseungs confidence in loving and protecting JBs dreams. Like a slap across her face, he tells her that by JB choosing the weakest student as his partner, he failed to show enough ambition to become a super-idol.
With the female students bullying Hyesung for dismantling JBs dreams of becoming the super-idol, Rian (T-aras Jiyeon) helps Hyesung by fending the predatory fans. While the two enemies create a peace treaty, Yoojin (2AMs Jinwoon) teases JB as he hopes to cheer him up, slowly becoming friends.
Producer Shin Jae In breaks the startling news: the next challenge will be the ultimate audition to determine who will become the super-idol. The challenge of composing a song to emotionally move a special person begins with the students taking writing and acting classes from Teacher Jin Man (JYP) and Teacher Taeyeon (Choi Yeo Jin). While the students hone their songs to perfectly express their passions, Hyesung aches over JBs elimination, and the threats as well as torn, bloody teddy bears sent by JBs own version of berserk fans only adds salt to her wound.
Broken up after seeing Hyesungs distress, Yoojin berates her for still liking JB and ultimately confesses his feelings for her, shocking Hyesung. Emboldened by the promise that he will rise above JB, he signs the contract with the OZ Entertainment and begins his activities as a celebrity with TV interviews and endorsements.
Meanwhile, Hyesung is agonized after seeing JBs intense nightly dance practices. She decides to gives him her self-composed song, Together, and delivers some heartbreaking news. Telling him she wants to stop everything, she repeats Rians words: Stars? Its only good when you look at it from far way. Up close, its so-so.
Still taking in Hyesungs words, JB rushes out of the room to chase after her. However, he encounters a child picking up a soccer ball in front of an oncoming truck. Putting his life on the line, he jumps in front of the truck to save the child
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Dream High 2 went to the rotten buffet of Korean dramas, the food items rotting with triteness. Selecting the cliche I-have-to-break-up-with-you-because-youre hurting scene, along with the car crash and stirring in the financially unstable parents to the story (rather than picking up a pair of shears and the right hair dye for JB), Dream High 2 not only cut that splintering thread of dreams and hopes, but the emotional affinities with the characters as well. The train headed for dreams and talents as well as the challenge of choosing to hope against all odds, instead swerved to the melodramatic romance of dreams vs. love.
I truly loved how JB wasnt melodramatically depressed with the elimination and genuinely portrayed the essence of persevering for your dreams, but his character became flat. Although all those shippers will adore him for becoming a puppy dog for Hyesung, it makes him lose the spirit of his dreams. His burning desire to feel that pulsing energy of enjoying the stage (like he had told Yoojin), and the ambition he had during his blood and sweat filled years of nightly practices, all fall apart at the seams. No, Im not saying he should have gone down the path of giving up love for his career. But if he had really wanted to taste the pure elation of his dreams, he could have paved his own avenue, shoveling the ground every second to discover an underground road to stand up on the stage again.
Does anyone also have some anger towards producer Shin Jae In? Producer Shin Jae In slaughtered Hyesungs dreams with that scapegoat. I had actually liked the producer in contrast to the heartless director as he truly understands the value of friendship with teamwork and emotions, but I had bad intentions when he essentially said dreams are about winning, not the passion.
Ultimately, too many mismatched puzzle pieces that had no significance in the story interrupted the flow of the episode. Even though Yoojins confession was heartwarming and a consolation, it was anticlimatic. Not only was there no set-up to create hype for his confession, but because ‘Dream High 2’ already focused too much of its energy in developing the JB-Hyesung loveline, there was no room in Hyesung’s heart for Yoojin. In addition, Rians mothers counterfeit item scandal and Yoojin’s sudden decision to sign a contract with OZ created abrupt lurches in the continuity.
Although Im butchering the episode with criticism, there were some truly heartfelt moments. I liked how Jinwoon confronted his painful past brought on by his parents with a letter to his mother, as well as the transformation of competitors to friends with both Rian-Hyesung and JB-Yoojin.
I truly hope the train travels back to the road towards dreams, and the youthful exuberance and passion it highlighted in the shining moments of this drama. I didn’t board the train to cry over lovers, sudden injuries, and sacrificial lambs, but to shed tears of empathy, relating with the characters’ hardships in achieving their dreams.
The site had used pictures of Jay Park and Dok2 for their post on Korean rappers being focused on a drug scandal. In response, he angrily tweeted, "Trying to be a competent new"s sic source yet they post our pic"s sic implying that it"s us when it ain"t."
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Singer-songwriter IU looks flirty and adorable at the hide of GQ!
IU is featured in the December factor of GQ with a photo shoot and interview, and she displays off her stunning figure on the canopy as she stretches her palms up above her head in a cropped top.
More shocking pictures of IU have hit newsstands this month as she’s also December’s cover lady for the mag Marie Claire.
On the November 22 broadcast of SBS’s “Running Man,” Lee Kwang Soo and Teen Top’s Niel get ready to move on a fall camping shuttle together.
Before Lee Kwang Soo unearths out who his spouse will be, he’s excited when he’s told that he'll be visiting the dorm of an idol singer, because he assumes it is going to be a feminine idol. He is terribly disappointed, however, to look Niel from the boy workforce Teen most sensible open the door.
The “King of Mask Singer” contestant that’s been acting below the call Cosmos has had a hugely impressive winning streak, yet her time at the display has now come to an end!
Cosmos has been appearing on the prove for ten weeks, winning 4 “King of Mask Singer” competitions, and is in the running for her 5th win on November 22′s episode. She blows each person away with her robust functionality of the song “In a Dream” via Jo Duk Bae.
The landscape of Korea"s retail industry has shifted over the outdated few years because of the developing selection of singles, online purchases and frugal procuring patterns. classic retail giants like branch and superstores have observed revenues drop, whilst convenience shops and online buying groceries malls are booming. Shinhan Card analyzed spending patterns via 700,000 heavy spenders who account for 10 % of general credits card users in 2010 and in March to would possibly of this year.It discovered that the share of credit-card spending at department stores, supermarkets and television house looking channels fell from 46.1 percent to 31.1 percent during the last five years, while that of convenience stores and online shopping malls rose from 30.1 percent to 43.5 percent.
◆ unmarried Men Convenience stores stood out among 14 retail sectors regarded as in the survey. according to credit card spending, convenience stores" percentage of the retail industry rose from 1.6 percent in 2010 to 5.7 percent this year, a 3.5-fold increase. In contrast, department stores" share dropped by 25.7 percent, and superstores" 34.2 percent. The share of television domicile shopping channels plunged 37 percent.One 36-year-old single administrative center employee on a normal basis department shops for groceries at the local convenience store. He buys principally milk and beverages and ready-to-eat foods for 2 to 3 at a time, with an eye on special offers. "Products are more pricey in convenience stores, yet I don"t actually purchase much", he said. He hardly ever buys brand new produce since he does now not cook at home. most effective once each and every two to 3 months does he cross to the supermarket. in terms of garments be buys online. Single men in their 30s are most commonly liable for boosting convenience shop sales. One out of each three consumers or 32.5 percent are men between the ages of 28 and 37. But a rising variety of men in their 40s also are switching to convenience stores. The intake patterns of singles here are very an identical to the ones in Japan, which saw a upward push in one-person families and an aging society 10 to twenty years previous than Korea.◆ Online Shopping Malls Online shopping malls have also received a cast share of the domestic retail market, accounting for 37.8 percent of credit card spending, which is upper than the marketplace stocks of supermarkets (18.6 percent) and superstores (18.4 percent) combined. when it comes to per-capita per month credit card spending, Koreans spent W365,000 at online shopping malls, in comparison to W159,000 at superstores and W122,000 at department stores (US$1=W1,164). cellular shopping accounted for 48.5 percent of online shopping center revenues.◆ Prudent SpendingAs unemployment remains prime among young people, buyers in their 20s are keeping their wallets shut. Credit card spending in March to may just by men in their 20s rose only W50,000 as compared to 5 years ago, and credit card spending by ladies in the age crew only W90,000. In contrast, credit card spending among shoppers in their 30s to 60s rose by around W100,000 to W220,000. Kim Dae-jong at Sejong University said, "Women in their 20s in maximum cases invest in cosmetics, clothing and accessories but are scaling down on needless purchases due to the the harsh task market. But as increasingly folks eliminate marriage till later in life, spending by running women in their 30s has increased".
A rep from logo New song said, "We wish to thank the fans who have been looking ahead to goodbye for Verbal Jint. so as to praise the fans who have been waiting for four years, this album changed into created in Verbal Jint"s blood and sweat. we are hoping that the fans will experience the primary 11 prerelease tracks in addition the 10 further tracks that would be released by potential of the finish of December."
As Haha rummaged via Gary"s house, it turned into printed that the rapper has his own studio and paintings area installed correct at domestic where he produced more than one hit tracks for Leessang and himself. The rapper also had a spacious living room and a room full of shoes and snapback hats.
On November 22 airing of "Section TV," new MBC "Music Core" MCs Kim Min Jae and Kim Sae Ron were spotted rehearsing G-Friend"s "Me Gustas Tu" for their debut MC performance. Kim Min Jae told, "I met with Kim Sae Ron each day to practice."
when you haven"t looked at Kim Sae Ron and Kim Min Jae"s special MC functionality stage, try it out below!
Over 10,000 reports of kid abuse were won ultimate year for the primary time as public awareness of the difficulty rises.The 10,027 reported situations last year marked a 3.7 fold building up from 2001 and a 47.5 % upward thrust from a year earlier. Reports of repeat abuse more than doubled from 494 in 2008 to 1,027 last year. Some 81.8 percent of abusers were the child"s parents.The surge is because of creating public awareness and bolstered regulations. In September last year, a different law used to be passed toughening punishment for kid abuse, and whilst that ended in more cases being reported, mavens say it has done little to curb baby abuse. "Children who were abused generally tend to abuse their own children when they grow up", stated Ki Seon-wan, a psychiatrist at World St. Mary"s Hospital. "We want to be offering coverage to abused children and train oldsters who abuse their youngsters as well".Child abuse is classified into physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. Last year, 48 percent of reported cases concerned more than one of the ones categories. Abusive language, overlook and denying children food may also be just as destructive as physical or sexual abuse. Hong Chang-pyo of the National Child defense firm said, "Parents might idiot themselves by potential of thinking that they"re just disciplining their children, yet verbal abuse and punishments regularly get worse over time".The scarcity of childcare amenities could also be a bar to prevention. Last year, just 364 monitors at childcare centers in 54 spaces checked up on 61,242 reported cases of child abuse, which boils down to 168 cases being treated yearly by every person. youngsters who are sufferers of serious abuse are separated from folks and placed in one of 37 shelters around the country, but the full housing capacity of such facilities is simplest 250 children.Also wished is a program to stay watch on abusive parents for the explanation that victims themselves hardly ever file abuse. Experts call for larger vigilance and larger awareness of the various bureaucracy child abuse can take. Reports might be made by calling 112.