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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.

“Running Man” PD Explains Why The Korea-China Reunion Won’t Be Shown In Korea

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“Running Man” PD Explains Why The Korea-China Reunion Won’t Be Shown In Korea

PD Lee Hwan Jin explained, “Although we are in discussions appropriate now, the chance is primethat you're going tonow not be readyto observe this episode in Korea. First off, the ideas between the Chinese and Korean versions are so different. The picture of the 2displaysis totallyother from each and every other. Every othertrouble is that it's mileschallengingto discovera published fourth dimensionin additionunderstanding the language barrier in the show. The Korean cast joined the episode to assist out the Chinese cast members. It changed into a amusingatmosphere and a satisfied collaboration yeton account of the air time, it can be trickyto turn it in Korea.”

The Chinese cast members got here to Korea with the episode idea of “Spending a holiday in Korea” and enjoyed their time in Gapyung along side the Korean cast members. PD Lim Hyung Taek led this reunion.

Meanwhile, at theMay just 1 episode of the show, the “Goo-Won” couple will be reunited, as Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won, of the wildly popular drama “Descendants of the Sun” superstar as visitors on the show.

Upcoming Korean film "Waiting For The Snow"

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Added the approaching Korean film "Waiting For The Snow"'s page to HanCinema database"Waiting For The Snow" (2015)Directed through Jang Hee-cheolWith Lee Hyo-rim, Bae Jin-man, Kang Seong-gook,...SynopsisJust stepped into society, Sunwoo gets inebriated at the primarycorporatecollecting and encounters Seong-gook whom she walks around with in the process the night. A warm-hearted movie amongsthabitual events.Release date in Korea : 2016/05/12

Watch: Sechs Kies Make Their Long-Awaited Reunion On “Infinite Challenge”

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Watch: Sechs Kies Make Their Long-Awaited Reunion On “Infinite Challenge”

On the March 30 episode of MBC typedisplay “Infinite Challenge,” after polishing off their Hanamana matchfunctioning at a dual carriagewayleisurepreventin addition at a folk village, Sechs Kies make it to their ultimate destination at the Sangam Global Cup stadium. Sechs Kies members record audio messages for their fans and just five hours sooner than the event, the functionality is at last promoted during the “Infinite Challenge” Twitter page. The members acquire in the dressing room as they wonder about how many fans may be in a position to make it, eitherfearful every bitsmartly as excited.

Lee Jae Jin, who is totally anxious, says, “It’s no longeronly one or two years yet sixteen years that experience passed and so my self assurance has reduced in size only as much.” Regardless of his concerns, however, fans listen some the concert thru Twitter and one at a time make their way to the stadium.

Finally, the 6th member of Sechs Kies, Go Ji Yong, seems in front of the opposite members. Go Ji Yong has now not made a unmarried broadcast appearance since their disbandment, leaving the entertainment industry and achieving good fortune in the company world. As he comes in, the other members burst out in massive smiles. Go Ji Yong says, “Through “Infinite Challenge,” I'm hoping that our members will be capable ofadvertise more actively. Even though information technology doesn’t pertain to me, I do sincerely hope that for the other members,” appearing his choice for their reunion.

4 Hit Dramas That Broadcasters Are Sorry They Overlooked Out On

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4 Hit Dramas That Broadcasters Are Sorry They Overlooked Out On

4 Hit Dramas That Broadcasters Are Sorry They Ignored Out Onorionight April 30, 2016 0 It’s difficult for a broadcaster to inform how neatly a drama will do earlier than information technology airs, so they have got to measure the prospectivedangers of a undeniable drama before agreeing to air it. As a result ofsure factors, a broadcaster can turn down a drama, yet in doing so they do no longer know whether they’re turning away a gigantic money-makers.

1. “Descendants of the Sun” (KBS)

Okay, we all saw this coming. To get started with proposed to fellow public broadcaster SBS, KBS ended up with the displaying rights to the record-smashing hit. So why did SBS turn down “Descendants of the Sun”? They concept that the topics of crisis and war wouldn’t take a seat well with viewers, no longer to mention the environment would make product placement (PPL) more difficult, which means lost ad revenue. Plus, the hefty investment required for the drama scared them off.

Watch: B1A4 Member Sandeul Displays He's As Type As He Is Talented

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Watch: B1A4 Member Sandeul Displays  He's As Type As He Is Talented

Watch: B1A4 Member Sandeul DisplaysHe's equallyType As He Is Talentedboxclub April 30, 2016 0 B1A4 member Sandeul’s abilities as a singer are well-known yet he also showed how kind and figuring out he is at thecontemporary episode of MBC’s Duet Song Festival.”

On the April 29 episode of the MBC range program, singers competed opposed to OST queen Lyn for an opportunity to win on the show, adding Stephanie, Ken of VIXX, and Defconn. Sandeul and unmarriedmom Cho Sun Young are the 5th contestants on the show. The 2 of them make a choice to sing “As One Says” which changed into popular in the process the “Infinite SituationTrack Festival” when Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Juk sang it.

Sandeul introduces the song, saying, “This song represents Sun Young noona’s heart,” as he starts the song with his mild voice. Cho Sun Young follows soon afterwards, her feelings intertwined with her vocals.

Who Are The woman Team Contributors Who Would Prevail As A Solo Singer?

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Who Are The woman  Team  Contributors Who Would Prevail As A Solo Singer?

EXIDs SoljiGirl group EXID member Solji is the “female Hwang Chi Yeol, having shown that much achievement on music rivalry shows. In particular, she seemed on “King of Mask Singer” when it was just a pilot prove as a New Year special and endured her lead at the show till information technologyhave becomenormal programming. Not just on “King of Mask Singer” but also on “Duet Song Festival,” she has been ready to stay her name as the singing queen. Even giving vocal courses to the guinea pig PD on “My Little Television,” Solji is understood to were a vocal teacherahead of her debut as an idol group member.

Every unmarried member of talented girl group MAMAMOO has talented qualifications in singing and performing. Thoughmajor vocal Sun has already debuted with her solo task “Solar’s Emotion,” the public has recently came upon the charm of member Wheein as well. Her vocal skills are a given but Wheein also has the charms that might existcapable of captivate the public and raise even more interest in her as a solo singer.

Just like Solji, Wheein has been active on music competition shows. She won on the Thanksgiving special for “Duet Song Festival,” and recently took on a senior in the music industry when she starred on “King of Mask Singer.” She has a hilariously entertaining charm and just like how she showed us with her featuring on songs with Kim Heechul, Geeks Louie, and CNBLUE, there is an absolutely new picture that she presentations United Statesexcept for MAMAMOO.

Korean film "Next Door Husband and Wife"

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Added the Korean film "Next Door Husband and Wife"'s page to HanCinema database"Next Door Husband and Wife" (2016)Directed through Gi Dae-hoWith Lee Eun-mi-I, Park Jeong-hwan, Kang Seong-min-I, Ah Ri,...Synopsis'The couples have changed! With each and every other!'Eun-ji and Seung-ho, Seong-sik and Joo-ran pass into an area at an identical times. Eun-ji is lonely as a result of her husband's widespread late-nights and Seong-sik looks afterthe homewhilst his wife works. One day, Seong-sik is going over to Eun-ji's residenceto go back a kityetfinally finish up drinking wine with her. Seong-sik drunkenly kisses Eun-ji and the 2 spend an evening in every one others' arms. They continue to fulfill secretly like that and one day lie to their husband and wife and leave on a shuttle together. However, Seong-sik returns house because his pipes have burst and Eun-ji witnesses her husband and the girl next door, Joo-ran in bed together. A couple of months later, Seong-sik, Eun-ji, Seung-ho and Joo-ran run into one another but with other partners...Are you living with the only y'all love?Release date in Korea : 2016/04/28

Netizens Speak about The K-Pop Fandoms Which are CLOSE In fact GET ALONG

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Netizens Speak about The K-Pop Fandoms Which are CLOSE In fact GET ALONG

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Fans Claim Red Velvet Joy’s Newest Coiffure Is Her Easiest Ever After Seeing New Photos

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Fans Claim Red Velvet Joy’s Newest  Coiffure Is Her Easiest Ever After Seeing New Photos

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AMAZING Dating Between Girls’ Generation And Two times Leaves Enthusiasts HAPPY

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AMAZING Dating Between Girls’ Generation And Two times Leaves Enthusiasts HAPPY

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