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allkpop TV Guide: Dream High 2 Ep. 13

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allkpop TV Guide: Dream High 2 Ep. 13

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

kdramacrazys Thoughts:

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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.

Dal Shabet Stay Busy In 2016 With Album Planned Following 'Someone Like U' Promotions

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Dal Shabet Stay Busy In 2016 With Album Planned Following 'Someone Like U' Promotions

Dal Shabet promoted "Someone Like U" for 2 months on Korea's primary network song shows, the group's first unencumber since contributors Cho Gaeun and Jiyul (Yang Jung Yoon)leftto pursue their own particular personoccupation ambitions. The rest quartet are expected to release a new album in combination in the summer.

"Someone Like U" used to be produced by capacity ofCourageous Brothers and become Dal Shabet's identify track for their EPNaturalness.It was released on Jan. 5.

Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”

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Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”

Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”ilmare42 February 13, 2016 0 On February 13’s episode of “Entertainment Weekly,” Girl’s Day sits down for an interview whilst filming an advertisement.

The interviewer asks every of the participantsto select which attainable husband they would select if they were Hyeri’s personality Duk Sun on “Reply 1988” throughretaining up signs. As Hyeri watches and laughs, the 3 other members in an instantcombat over the symptoms to get the selection they want.

However, the display rewinds to thirty mins previously, when Hyeri used to be being interviewed on her own. At the time, she turned into asked to mentionhi to her “husband” from the show, Park Bo Gum. She smiles and says to the camera, “Husband!” and supplies two thumbs up.

Key difference between Lovelyz and Two times revealed

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Key difference between Lovelyz and Two times revealed

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Netizens Unveil The secret DIFFERENCE Between Lovelyz And TWICE?

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Netizens Unveil The secret DIFFERENCE Between Lovelyz And TWICE?

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VIPs BUSTED By capability of EXO-Ls For Making an attempt To RIG VOTES On Gaon Charts

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Netizens Claim Kang Dong Won BEATS G-Dragon HANDS DOWN In Model And Looks

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Netizens Claim Kang Dong Won BEATS G-Dragon HANDS DOWN In Model And Looks

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However, regardless of their outrageous and ambitious choices, the two appears to resemble some similarities in their styling. Recently, they were spotted wearing coats and tops with bold oclours equivalent to red, extrafiddling with fabrics such as leather, lace, tweed and more, growing a more “genderless” take on the trend.

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Netizen Unearths The fact In the back of Red Velvet Joy’s “THICK” Legs

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Netizen Unearths  The fact  In the back of Red Velvet Joy’s “THICK” Legs

Due to idols being exposed to thousands of cameras in their careers, it's milesnearly next to not possible to keep away from any ridicule from netizens or anti-fans relating to their appearances. May have netizens found outthe following victim of ridicule?

She isnt thin like other celebrities but she isnt giantsufficient to get criticized! And she doesnt sing with her thighs so please prevent insulting her.

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Jung Ryeo Won and WINNER’s Nam Tae Hyun Suspected Of Dating

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Jung Ryeo Won and WINNER’s Nam Tae Hyun Suspected Of Dating

In the past, eagle-eyed netizens were ready to spot the smallest of hints via SNS photos, even effectively predicting relationships ahead of they were made public. Recently, netizens came upon an abnormalstyle in the Instagram posts of actress Jung Ryeo Won and WINNERNam Tae Hyun, causing many to suppose that the 2 are secretly dating. After seeing several in theiran identical posts, many netizens were convinced that the two are in a relationship.

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VIXX’s Hongbin Chooses Between Romance or Bromance on “Moorim School”

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VIXX’s Hongbin Chooses Between Romance or Bromance on “Moorim School”

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Wang Chi Ang, who have been up till now a persona who hardly took existence seriously, is torn between his love-at-first-sight, Shim Doon Deok (Seo Ye Ji), or Yoon Shi Woo (Lee Hyun Woo), who is the primaryindividual that Chi Ang thought to be equally a friend.

Soon Deok stored Chi Ang from drowning when he was oncelooking to run clear of the men his father hired. His ratherfoolish and naive way of expressing his feelings meant that Soon Deok interpreted his behaviour as a comic storyin position of taking him seriously. As Soon Deok become paired up with Shi Woo in a mentor-mentee schooling program, the 2started falling for each and every other instead.

Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol with “Pit a Pat” EP

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Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol with “Pit a Pat” EP

Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol alongside Pit a Pat EPWritten by way of Erianne On February 13, 2016Roughly two years since his closing EP release, the Superstar K singer-songwriter Yoo Seung-woo is after all back with a new EP entitled Pit a Pat which got here out previous this month. This time, he has collaborated with more artists comparable to K-indie artist OOHYO, rapper Crucial Star, and Louie who is one-half of the hip-hop duo, Geeks.

Fans of easy-listening Korean tune know that by way of lounge-worthy jams to tune into, Urban Zakapa and 10cm are just probably the most more popular go-to K-indie teams for your chill-out musical cravings. Over the years, the now 18 year-old Yoo Seung-woo has controlledto place himself in the market to earn a place on anyone’s cafe playlist with his sweet, mellow tracks which he was oncerather wellready to exhibit in his old EP Already 19. However, with his latest EP, Seung-Woo becomecapable of feature more of his enlargement and consistency as an artist as he highlights more of his uniquely boyish, acoustic flair.

Starting out with the identify track Whatever, which has a these days released accompanying MV, it functions rapper The maximum important Star and is plainly more of an RB tastewhich correct away feels relativelyother from some of Seung-woo’s earlier, mellow and acoustic ballad songs. The golden moment of the intro to “Whatever” is the funky bass line which accurately preps the listeners for a coffee shop feel that was simplestthe entire more complemented with the calming piano synths and Seung-woo’s maturing vocals kicking off the primary verse.