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A Newcomer’s Introduction To Shinhwa: Shinhwa Broadcast

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I find it to be a painstaking task listening to some of the newest rookie groups whove speckled the K-Pop landscape like sugary frosting. And not because theyre bad. Not at all. Im just a lazy person whos scared of change. I cant stand the thought of having to memorize the names of all the members, familiarizing myself with their quirks, and learning the lyrics to their songs. Its a terrible facet of my K-pop commitment. However, as difficult as it is to try out rookie groups, its just as difficult for me to check out some of the older groups. I sometimes get the sense that some of the earlier K-Pop music wont translate very well into the context of 2012, sort of like how a person from 2012 would feel baffled after listening to a Backstreet Boys album from 1997. Its just different. Its for this reason that I never gave Shinhwa a chance I didnt think I would be able to relate to their music.

Of course, Id heard of their legendary status in K-pop. They were the guys whod stuck together for 14 years and managed to solidify themselves as the variety idol kings. But before I even knew about Shinhwa, Id discovered Eric. Id first watched him in the chaotic drama Spy Myung-wol and quickly identified him as one of the only redeeming assets of that drama. I just about fell in love with his acting and went back several times to rewatch the way he delivered specific lines and acted out detailed body language. He was a blast to watch. I quickly learned that outside of dramas he also had a strange yet entertaining personality. He posted photos of himself perched on a bathtub, proposing to a stuffed bear, and playing golf while dressed in a golf bag. He quickly shot up my list of actors in terms of charisma and pure entertainment.

But just because Eric was the new rock star of my K-drama life didnt mean I was interested in checking out the group he was the leader of. Even after their comeback single Venus released, I put the song on the back burner, thinking Id get to it after finishing my list of other songs and groups to listen to first. Of course, a few months passed and I still hadnt gotten to it. Not until one day when I was in a funk because Id finished watching all my subbed Running Man episodes and had very little else to do. One of the other Seoulbeats writers suggested I watch Shinhwa Broadcast. And by suggested I mean practically counted all the ways in which I was missing out on some of the most entertaining variety moments of this year and if I didnt watch them then I wasnt a human being. So I tried it. I figured that if anything, Id at least have Eric as some much appreciated eye candy.

The first episode was alright. It featured the six members as they awkwardly tried to get used to being back on variety television and having their own show to boot. They dressed up as superheroes and wandered the streets looking for citizens to play kai bai bo with to complete their missions. They battled 7 ft. 1 MMA fighter Choi Hong-man who played the super villain, and ended their day tired yet satisfied with the filming. It was fun, yes, but I wasnt hooked like Id been told I would be.

A few days later, I gave it another chance. I watched the second episode. And this was the one that got its claws into me. The members were instructed to take cameras and film themselves during their personal moments. It would give them the chance to bring viewers into their private lives. And they took on that request quite literally. Min-woo took a lengthy video of himself showering with a pair of sunglasses on, Hye-sung filmed himself cooking food for the guys, and Eric shared a video of his small niece in America doing a cute dance for her uncle. The format of this episode was much more real in that it really gave viewers a chance to get acquainted and reacquainted with the members of Shinhwa. Its what made it so much easier for me to shed a few tears (okay, a lot of tears) some episodes later when the guys finally held their first concert after many years. Their parents surprised them by showing up on stage and their fans whod waited for them for so long filled the arena. It was heartwarming.

But what got me hooked wasnt just their relationship with their fans but also their relationship with each other. Even as a newcomer you can sense the bond between them built after years of performing together. And they dont just express that bond by constantly hugging each other and kissing each others faces (although they surely do that too), but also by their ribbing and honesty when it comes to other members. For example, when Eric was asked who he wouldnt want to be out of all of the members he answered quickly and with no hesitation Hye-sung and Dong-wan. Hye-sung because theyre totally different people and Dong-wan because he just doesnt like Dongwan. These are the kind of jokes that not many idol groups could pull off (or even attempt) because they dont have the long history and relationship that Shinhwa has.

Shinhwa Broadcast is my variety crack at the moment. I cant get enough of Hye-sungs terrible hosting skills, Erics aggressive boing boings, zombie Andys maknae blues, Jun Jins variety wit, Min-woos fashion forwardness, and Dong-wans potty mouth. And although Eric is what ultimately brought me to Shinhwa, its Min-woo whos stolen the title of top dog in my Shinhwa notebook. You really start to fall in love with these variety veterans. In fact, Ive grown so fond of this group that I actually did go back and listen to Venus. Its my summer jam now.

For those of you who havent watched Shinhwa Broadcast and thus have no clue what Im talking about, I (like Ambika before me) absolutely recommend watching it. Its fun, ridiculous, and entertaining. It reminded me that its always beneficial to take a chance on something unfamiliar. Im glad I took the time out for Shinhwa.

Super Junior Bringing “SUPER CAMP” to Los Angeles and Long island Town This July 2016!

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Super Junior Bringing “SUPER CAMP” to Los Angeles and Long island  Town This July 2016!

Debuting beneath SM Entertainment in 2005, Super Junior has turn out to beloved veterans of K-Pop, proceeding to best the charts with everyin their releases. They have gotpersevered to solidify their reputationnow not only in South Korea yetin some other country as smartlybecause of their tuneand colourfuldegree presences with each oneparticipantsappearing off their particular person but sexy personalities and charms.

SUPER CAMP will first hit Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Corridor on July 1st followed by New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom on July 9th.

As several members of Super Junior are recentlyin the midst of serving their army duties, those that will be attending the development are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin and Kyuhyun. Currently, members Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Shindong, and Sungmin are serving with Ryeowook set to enlist on June 14th.

Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With “So So”

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Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With “So So”

Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With So Soan0ya Might 23, 2016 0 Solo artist Baek Ah Yeon is dominating online music charts with her new unmarried and then So.

Soon after its free up on Could 24 at nighttime KST, the song claimed the head spot on all primary music charts, and continues to rank first at the real-time charts of Melon, Mnet, Genie, Olleh Music, Naver Music, Soribada, Bugs, and Monkey3.

This single marks Baek Ah Yeons first release after her vastly popular Shouldnt Have which swept the charts ultimate year. Either tracks had been written by skill of the talented singer-songwriter herself.

TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On “Running Man”

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TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On “Running Man”

TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On Running Guy ehk38 Would possibly 23, 2016 0 Actor Yeo Jin Goo and rookie womanteamTwo times volitionseem every bitvisitors on an upcoming episode of SBS kinddisplay Running Man.

The upcoming episode will mark Yeo Jin Goos 2nd appearance on Running Man as a guest. He first guested in January of 2014 together with actors Im Siwan and Min Dohee, leaving an impact for his competitive spirit. At the other hand, this could be TWICEs first time on the show.

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Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOST

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Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOST

Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOSTWritten through Camiele On Would possibly 23, 2016After a little bit of wait following last year’s Rush EP, the lads of Monsta X go back alongsidesome other mini-album, the ominously titled The Clan, Pt. 1 LOST.

For all intents and purposes, Monsta X is new to me. Sure, I’d heard of them, even noticed one in their videos (the special rooftop functionality of “HERO”). Admittedly I know very little about Monsta X, yet aneat all timeskind of pegged them as some otherprobably the most brood of “hip-pop” teams out there, one of dozens that wear hip-hop like a idea to fake to stray from the “typical” idol groups (whatever that can mean nowadays, with such so much of purporting to be more difficult edged). However, I sought after to give them an opportunityto peer what, if anything, I may justremove from this team of beautiful boys.

With that during mind, the outlettune threw me for a piece of loop. “Ex Girl” is a candy song, even supposingthe topictopic is anything else but delightful—two aspects of the similar coin lamenting the loss of the other.

Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly “SUPER CAMP” To The United States, Mexico, And Chile

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Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly “SUPER CAMP” To The United States, Mexico, And Chile

Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly SUPER CAMP To The United States, Mexico, And Chileorionight Might 23, 2016 0 Tremendous Junior fans, rejoice! The gangmight be bringing their “Super Camp” fan meeting excursion to the West!

“Super Camp” was oncefirstly held as the 10th anniversary fan meeting in Seoul final September. The crew then took the fan meeting at the road, hitting stops in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Thailand. Now they will be heading to Mexico, Chile, and the United States. Unfortunately, because ofarmyprovider obligations, best Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Yesung, and Kyuhyun will be in attendance.

Super Junior will be hitting up Los Angeles, Monterrey, Mexico City, Santiago, and ManhattanTown this coming July. The Los Angeles and New York stops are especially meaningful for U.S. fans, as the development marks the primary time the community has ever held a solo match in the country. Super Junior has prior to now held Super Display concerts either in Mexico and Chile.

MAP6 Announces It’s “Swagger Time” With New MV

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MAP6 Announces It’s “Swagger Time” With New MV

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QUIZ: Which VIXX Thought Are You?

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QUIZ: Which VIXX Thought Are You?

QUIZ: Which VIXX Thought Are You?mayme22 Would possibly 23, 2016 0 VIXX is understood for their awesome concepts, and this comeback with our boys as speeding Greek gods is not any exception! From vampires to cyborgs to slaves of love, theres no query that VIXX are the gods of concepts. What concept do you are compatible into? Are you an airy vampire or a jealous god/goddess? Take the quiz beneathto discover out!

Besides obsessing over K-dramas and TVXQ, mayme22 enjoys making a song Disney songs off-key, munching on yummy fruit, and overusing the smiley face emoticon. : ) Her favourite Bible verse is 1 Peter 3:3-4. 

Park Hae Jin Takes Lead Role In “Cheese In The Trap” Movie Adaptation

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Park Hae Jin Takes Lead Role In “Cheese In The Trap” Movie Adaptation

Park Hae Jin Takes Lead Role In Cheese In The Trap Movie Adaptationehk38 Might 23, 2016 0 Actor Park Hae Jin has been showed to take the lead role in the film adaptation of webtoon series Cheese in the Trap.

On May just 24, Cheese in the Trap proven that the film could be a jointly financed Korean-Chinese production. Moreover, to the satisfaction of fans, the film published that its production corporate Mountain StreamTale has entered into a freelance with Soon Ki, the creator of the long-established webtoon Cheese in the Trap.

Cheese in the Trap also confirmed actor Park Hae Jin, whom the film had courted since March, for the movie, Park Hae Jin, who played the role of Yoo Jung in the drama edition of Cheese in the Trap, has after deep contemplation determined to take the male lead role.

Stellar Aiming To Warmth Things Up With A Comeback In July

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Stellar Aiming To Warmth Things Up With A Comeback In July

(Photo : The Entertainment Pascal)As summer comes close, Stellar plans to warmth things up as they plan to make their comeback this July.

Known for their risque, sexy concepts, it's far still in query to whether or no longerthey're going topersist withthe concept that upon theirreturn to the stage.

Stellar's old single, "Sting," used to be released in January and if the complete lotis going every bit planned, their next album will mark six months since their past release.

TAHITI Helps to keep Moving Ahead Regardless of Loss of Recognition

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TAHITI Helps to keep Moving Ahead  Regardless of  Loss of Recognition

TAHITI Helps to keep Moving AheadRegardless ofLoss ofPopularity leonid Might 23, 2016 0 Womancrew TAHITI stocks its mind on their identity as a set five years after their debut.

The neighborhood held a exhibit on May just 23 at the Hanatour V Corridor in Hongdae, Seoul for their newest comeback unmarried album, “The Secret.

During the event, leader Minjae says, “We’re now on our 5th year of activities, yet we’re mindful that we haven’t reached the top and are not well-known yet either.”