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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

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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.

Song Triplets Sing their own praises “The Go back of Superman” Diplomas From Fans

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Song Triplets Sing their own praises “The Go back of Superman” Diplomas From Fans

Song Triplets Sing their own praises “The Go back of Superman” Diplomas From Fanatics ilmare42 Would possibly 30, 2016 0 Song Il Gook’s adorable triplets have printed the diplomas they gained from fans for “graduating” from “The Return of Superman”!

Daehan, Minguk, and Manse joined “The Return of Superman” with their dad, actor Song Il Gook, in July of 2014, and they stole the hearts of audiencecorrect away. They left the prove on February 7 of 2016, yet fans have happily still been in a position to stay along of them by method of their dad’s Instagram updates.

On May just 30, Song Il Gook shared footage of the menkeeping up commencement diplomas given to them by capability of a fan club. Each and every of the triplets has a degree alongside their call on it, with the text under reading, “We provide this graduation diploma to the kid above with our boundless thank you for giving laughter and joy not tobest the country but also other folksall throughthe sectorvia their angelically beautiful, lovely, and candy words and actions.”

Watch: Topp Dogg Tests Their K-Pop Wisdom With One 2d Song Problem On “Topp Dogg: All Kill”

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Watch: Topp Dogg Tests Their K-Pop Wisdom amongst One 2nd Song Difficulty On “Topp Dogg: All Kill”ilmare42 Might 30, 2016 0 On the newest episode of “Topp Dogg: All Kill,” the individuals of Topp Dogg are tested on their K-Pop savvy!

Soompiers could also beconversant in our vintage One-Second K-Pop Song Challenges! In Can also 30’s episode of “Topp Dogg: All Kill,” the guys are split into groups to play a edition of the game in order to win ingredients for a cooking challenge, with leader P-Goon as the MC.

When one second of a K-Pop song is played, the members need to run to grasp a seat in the chair at the front and then try to bet the call of the track.

An Infinity of Possibilities: BTS’ “Save Me”

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An Infinity of Possibilities: BTS’ “Save Me”

An Infinity of Possibilities: BTS Save MeWritten by way of Irteqa On Would possibly 30, 2016To the elation of anticipant BTS lovers (including myself) over the globe, the evening of Could 15th saw BigHit Entertainment reveal the stratospheric boy group’s ultimate MV of the 3 that were promised. Following April 19ths Epilogue: Young All the time and May additionally 1sts Fire, “Save Me” used to be unveiled in birthday celebrationin their special album The Most lovely Moment in Life: Young Forever and the finish of their chart-busting “youth” trilogy, The MaximumGorgeous Moment in Life.

“Save Me” as a song is relatively freshly conceived with its safari-like instrumentals, steeped in electronica, mysteriously emotive lyrics, and stable projection of either the vocal and rap lines. At the similar fourth dimension the song caters to a crisp and recent audio and feel, however, it falters with regards toproviding musical diversity. Hearth (as a song) when in comparison to salve Me turned intoready to prop itself up and assignment musical intensity by applying its lively bridge and the numerous beats and ad-libs that in the end gave it a pleasing variance.

Meanwhile as a MV, “Save Me” might now notprecisely exist what fans were expecting, given the nature of beyond BTS tune videos (professedly subject to unending theories). Yet IT opens a window in terms of offering fans the danger to formulate their own conclusion, given the BOY MEETS _ ambiguity following the end of the MV. In other words, its starkness and ease translate to an international of possibility, in which fans are the given entire reign and the ability to either unearth, bury, re-plant, or sever the flower that started at I want U. “Save Me” is for sureclever and whilstit should flounder in the eyes of those that expected an illustrious finishing to the type of popular trilogy, its cleanness is large and creates a uniquearea for imaginations of every kind to roam and run.

Here's The total Artist Line-Up For JYP Country In Korea 2016 Concert This August

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Here's The total Artist Line-Up For JYP Country In Korea 2016 Concert This August

(Photo : Jo Kwon Instagram)Mark your calendars, JYP lovers in South Korea!

Artists from the preferred entertainment firmcould beacting in Jamsil Indoor Stadium at the first weekend of August -- that is August 6 and seven - as a phase of the biennial JYP Nation concert series.

A new poster for the JYP Nation in Korea 2016 concert publishedthe overall artist line-up, adding J.Y. Park, veteran ladystaff Wonder Girls, Jo Kwon, 2PM, Min, Fei, Baek A Yeon plus the more youthful acts like Park Ji Min, GOT7, Bernard Park, G.Soul, DAY6 and TWICE.

Watch: U-KISS Stocks Sneak Peek Of Comeback With MV Teaser For “Stalker”

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Watch: U-KISS Stocks Sneak Peek Of Comeback With MV Teaser For Stalkerilmare42 Might 30, 2016 0 U-KISS has dropped the music video teaser for their much-anticipated comeback with “Stalker”!

The workforce has been getting fanaticsequipped for their comeback with loads ofsymbol teasers, and at May just 31 at the hours of darkness KST, they added to the thrill with the track video teaser for their upcoming identify track Stalker.

U-KISS can be making their go back on June 7 with their 11th mini album, entitled “Stalker.” We’ve still were givenquite so much of teasers to go, as we willsit up for the free up of still cuts from the music video on June 1, a track list on June 2, an album spotlight medley on June 6, and more.

Watch: f(x)’s Luna Needs To “Free Somebody” In Solo Debut MV

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Watch: f(x)’s Luna Needs To UnfastenedSomeone In Solo Debut MVilmare42 Might 30, 2016 0 f(x)’s Luna has made her long-awaited solo debut!

On Could 31 in the dark KST, Luna dropped her first solo mini album entitled “Free Somebody,” in addition the tune video for the name track of the same name. “Free Somebody” is an electronic pop dance track that showcases either Luna’s impressive vocal talents as neatly as her dancing talents.

She could be making her solo debut functionalityvia filming KBS 2TV’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” on May also 31 for the episode that’s set to air on June 3. She can then be performing at KCON France in conjunction with f(x) on June 2. After Luna returns to Korea, she’ll be appearing on June 4’s episode of MBC’s “Music Core.”

Watch: FIESTAR Is good Like “Apple Pie” In Comeback MV

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Watch: FIESTAR Is good Like “Apple Pie” In Comeback MV

Showing a more playful aspect of the usually sensual FIESTAR, Apple Pie is an energetic synth pop number with witty lyrics encouragedby capacity of Snow White and the tale of Adam and Eve. The catchy dance track used to be created by an globalteam of producers working with Marcan Entertainment, who prior to now put out hits like Taeyeons I, EXOs Love Me Right, and Red Velvets Dumb Dumb, whilst the lyrics were penned by leading songwriter Search engine optimization Ji Eum.

Watch: Henry Gifts Enthusiasts With Passionate Quilt Of Zayn’s “Pillowtalk”

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Watch: Henry Gifts Lovers alongside Passionate Quilt Of Zayn’s “Pillowtalk”ilmare42 Would possibly 30, 2016 0 Great Junior-M member Henry has shocked fans with a present of a new cover video!

On Could 30, SM Entertainment uploaded a video of Henry passionately appearing Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” in a studio whilstgambling the piano. His smooth, robust comprehend of the songis certain to come up with goosebumps!

Henry is a skilled Canadian performer who debuted with Super Junior’s Chinese sub-unit Super Junior-M in 2008. He later made his solo debut in Korea in June of 2013 with his first mini album “Trap, which he followed up with a 2d mini album entitled “Fantastic” in July of 2014.

Hwang Jeong-min Continues String of Box-Office Successes

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Actor Hwang Jeong-min attracted some 50 million moviegoers over the past 18 months, as maximum of his contemporarymotion picturesbecomelarge box-office hits or were praised via critics whilst achieving some minor advertisement success. Hwang played diversified characters in films reminiscent of "Ode to My Father" (2014), "Veteran" (2015), "The Himalayas" (2015), "A Violent Prosecutor" (2015) and "The Wailing" (2016). His most modern film, "The Wailing", is a mystery set in a village where the arriving of a stranger is followed by a string of mysterious murders. The movie attracted more than five million audience in its first two weeks. "I'm at all timesanxious when shooting begins, yet one immerse myself in roles quickly", Hwang said. "I put all my power into a character, so it issimple to get over excited after shooting is done".Asked what makes him stay working, Hwang said, "Portraying a new personawill also be agonizing, but or not it's energizing and makes me feel alive. I am happiest when I'm working".The prolific actor is already running on multiple new projects, adding Ryoo Seung-wan's film "Battleship Island" set to be released later this year.

BTS Announces Plans For 2016 Anniversary Festa Jam-Packed With Gifts For Fans

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BTS Announces Plans For 2016 Anniversary Festa Jam-Packed With Gifts For Fanatics ilmare42 Might 30, 2016 0 BTS’s 3rd debut anniversary is bobbing up in just a couple weeks, and the gang has now announced that they’ll be celebrating with ARMY again this year with any other “BTS Festa”!

On May just 30, the staff released a poster for their “2016 BTS Festa,” which functionspractically a complete two weeks of special gifts for fans on a day-to-day basisthrumore than a fewother platforms.

It’s all going to get started with an “Opening Ceremony” by the use of a blog on June 1, with a different choreography functionalityday after today on YouTube and Naver’s V app, the unlock of a photo album on June 3 via Facebook, and the group’s 0.33 anniversary “family photo” on June 4.