Home > News > 5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 7/16 – 7/22
3:48 | 24/07/2012 | 29

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 7/16 – 7/22

 all the ‘big’ secrets are out and we get to see how everyone deals with it all whether it be through blind selfishness or noble stupidity.  the brown eyed.

  5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 7/16 – 7/22 We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although I think she had the night’s best performance, rookie groups abounded with 4K releasing “Moonlight Sonata,” Crayon Pop getting down on “Saturday Night,” GLAM releasing “Party(XXO),” and C-Clown going “Solo,” PSY released his song “Korea” which is the country’s fight song for the Olympics, although not resolved–the MBC union strike was finally called off after 6 months, SM Entertainment teased us with the trailer for To the Beautiful You, BoA released the dance version MV of her self composed track “Only One,” VOGUE Korea did an awesome photoshoot of their list of the 12 greatest male actors in Korea, we saw the end of I Do, I Do, Ji Hyun-woo shed tears at his last fan meet before entering the military on August 7th, hundreds of fans as well as SS501 members Kim Hyung-jun and Heo Young-saeng saw off Kim Kyu-jong as he enlisted, during an interview in Japan Kim Hyun-joong said he now needs to think carefully before going to a public sauna due to the increase in male fans?!, G-Dragon joins Twitter and gets over 300,000 followers in 48 hours, and there was the fan service by Jong-hyun and Taemin  heard ’round the K-popiverse–whoooee.

What 5 Things that happened in K-pop last week did I think where a bit more special the the rest?  Keep reading to find out and as always– if you’re not up-to-date on your K-pop turn back now, because spoilers will most definitely ensue.

 5. Running Man Volleyball

Running Man‘s Olympic special got off to a fiery start as the Running Man cast challenged a team of idols including SuJu’s Eunhyuk, Beast‘s Doo-joon, ZE:A‘s Siwan, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, 2PM‘s Nichkhun, C.N. Blue‘s Yong-hwa and T-ara‘s Eunjung. It was a fun episode as the teams competed in various versions of Olympic sports like relay races, the high jump, and volleyball. At the end, it was back to good ol’ Running Man ‘hide and seek’ with a twist–the hunter would become the hunted after a certain period of time and it continued back and forth until there was a last man standing.  It put a great spin on the usual game and was a lot of fun– I can’t believe Yong-hwa was the second idol to get taken out, ususally he’s one of the best players on Running Man.  Here’s a clip from their volleyball game segment in which Lee Joon proves that playing around too much is not a good thing.

 

4. The Brown Eyed Girls sing of One Summer Night

I’m glad the teaser for the song which featured some kind of electro pop shock were just that–a tease.  The Brown Eyed Girls released a single to tide fans over until their next comeback and released the MV for “One Summer Night.”  Love the song and story of the MV.

 

 

3. Nell rocks the Sketchbook

The audience for the latest episode of Yoo-Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook were in for a treat as Jang Kiha and the Faces, Hot Potato, Nell, Jang Phil-soon, and rookies Big Star put on performances.  All were in top form, but it was Nell’s performance of “Promise Me” that got my love.

 

2. Big is almost over

Last week’s episodes of the K-drama Big had some of the best and also some of the most frustrating moments of the show. Which had me both crying and yelling at the screen during the hour.  All the ‘big’ secrets are out and we get to see how everyone deals with it all whether it be through blind selfishness or noble stupidity.  Not gonna lie, I have been disappointed with the story line which has lagged terribly in spots and some of the side stories have been so irrelevant which is unusual for a Hon Sisters’ drama.  But I think Gong Yoo has done an excellent job in the role and while I didn’t love Lee Min-jung‘s character all the time so much, I still love her.  Here’s one of those scenes that had me both crying and yelling at my laptop in noble-idiot-induced-rage.

 

 

1. Hyori proves her worth

Lee Hyori guest starred in the k-variety show Show Me the Money, where underground and rookie rppers are paired up with their industry sunbaes to help them get a foothold in the industry–think K-pop Star for rappers.  In this episode of the show six of the contestants got to work and put on a performance with Hyori.  My fave performance of the set would have to be Hyori’s performance of  ”Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with with female contestant Kim Eun-young. Although I’m totally biased I would have to say that Hyori was in top form for the show.  After the whole scandal from her last album she had been laying pretty low on the K-pop scene, but it’d would be great to see Hyori come back soon.

 Those were the 5 Thing I LVOED in K-pop last week, were they yours?

(SBS, OfficialBEG, KBS2, KBS2, Mnet)

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Male Cast Gives Cute Poses for the Camera

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Male Cast Gives Cute Poses for the Camera

We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although […]

g.o.d Confirmed to Star in Upcoming Episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”

g.o.d Confirmed to Star in Upcoming Episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”

We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although […]

Swings Takes Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Off His List of Korea’s Top 5 Rappers Because of…

Swings Takes Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Off His List of Korea’s Top 5 Rappers Because of…

We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although […]

tvN Plans to Air Remake of Japan’s “Liar Game” on October

tvN Plans to Air Remake of Japan’s “Liar Game” on October

We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although […]

BTOB’s Sungjae Praised for His Acting in “Plus Nine Boys”

BTOB’s Sungjae Praised for His Acting in “Plus Nine Boys”

We’re half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang “Because It’s You” for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a “Beautiful Night,” the Wonder Girls groove  ”Like Money,” SNSD‘s Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although […]

DON'T MISS

Actor Joowon models for “Lab Series”

Actor Joowon models for “Lab Series”

"InStyle" magazine uploaded photos of actor Joowon.Joowon modeled for skin care brand "Lab Series." On his pictorial, Joowon showed his oozing masculinity.
Clara leaves for Japan to attend Kobe Collection

Clara leaves for Japan to attend Kobe Collection

On august 30th, clara was spotted at gimpo international airport, en route to japan to attend kobe collection, a major fashion event. The event proved to be a great opportunity.
Orange Caramel”s “My Copycat” MV BTS video

Orange Caramel”s “My Copycat” MV BTS video

Pledis entertainment uploaded a video showing the behind the scenes of the music video of their latest song "my copycat. " the video shows the beautiful girls dancing interacting.
EXO’s Sehun, Chanyeol, and Lay Become Autumn Men for Elle Men Magazine

EXO’s Sehun, Chanyeol, and Lay Become Autumn Men for Elle Men Magazine

Popular boy group exo‘s members sehun, chanyeol and lay show off their manly charms as they pose for the september edition of elle men magazine: hong kong. The handsome.
8 Korean celebrity couples, what would their kids look like?

8 Korean celebrity couples, what would their kids look like?

Have you ever wondered what taeyeon and baekhyun’s potential child would look like? here are 8 morphed baby photos of korean idol couples, if they had children! which.
“Do the Right Rap” campaign heading to its 2nd part—the tour

“Do the Right Rap” campaign heading to its 2nd part—the tour

The photo shows that the tour will begin on september 6 at 7pm at the rolling hall at hongik university in seoul. The "do the right rap" campaign aim to increase curiosity.
Actress Shin Sekyung okay with exposing herself on next projects

Actress Shin Sekyung okay with exposing herself on next projects

On an interview on kbs "show business broadcast," actress shin sekyung shared that she is willing to accept roles that would require her to show more skin than the usual.
10 Place To Visit in Los Angeles Koreatown

10 Place To Visit in Los Angeles Koreatown

Get the full experience of la’s koreatown by visiting these 10 places full of culture & history. Home to a diverse group of people and attractions, take your time exploring.
J. Tune Camp confirms MBLAQ is coming back this September

J. Tune Camp confirms MBLAQ is coming back this September

Tune camp confirmed that the upcoming comeback is for mblaq. Com/yfgxftfnff— jtunecamp (@jtune_official) august 30, 2014 on the photo is mblaq’s lee joon holding a sign.
Yoo Heeyeol to make his last appearance on tvN’s “SNL Korea” today

Yoo Heeyeol to make his last appearance on tvN’s “SNL Korea” today

The latest episode of tvn’s “snl korea,” to be broadcast today, august 30th, will be musician yoo heeyeol’s final appearance on the show. ’”yoo is said to be.
Today”s Photo: August 30, 2014 [2]

Today”s Photo: August 30, 2014 [2]

Lee Yeon-hee Kim Hee-ae Kiko Mizuhara CL Lee Je-hoon Model Kim Won-joong
FT Island”s Jonghoon shares cute selcas with Yoon Eun Hye

FT Island”s Jonghoon shares cute selcas with Yoon Eun Hye

On august 30th, he tweeted,"before giving worship to eun hye noona~ :)" and uploaded a long a photo which showed him and yoon eun hye sitting on a sofa and posed with cute.
Ailee reveals her secret to losing 10kg through 2 meal diet

Ailee reveals her secret to losing 10kg through 2 meal diet

Ailee kindly shared her secret to success: she only had 2 meals a day, and for each meal, she had 100g of protein, 2 cups of vegetables, and 1 fruit. When mc shin dongyup.
BTS Releases LA Version Of 'Boy In Luv' To Mixed Reaction From Fans

BTS Releases LA Version Of 'Boy In Luv' To Mixed Reaction From Fans

The main concept for the video was to reference early "90s hip hop which prominently featured bikini clad girls in extravagant settings like rooftop parties and yachts.
South Korea Just Created Their Own “Jersey Shore” called “Gangnam Boys”

South Korea Just Created Their Own “Jersey Shore” called “Gangnam Boys”

South korea has created their own version of “jersey shore”, out of the iconic gangnam district in seoul. The show, called “gangnam boys” will be airing soon. In.
Big Bang gathers for a group photo after a long time

Big Bang gathers for a group photo after a long time

Seungri updated his instagram on august 29th,"#anation #anjinomoto #bigbang #japan let"s get excited!" and uploaded a long a new photo which showed all 5 members in fashionable.
B1A4 Vow To Keep Future Relationships Private

B1A4 Vow To Keep Future Relationships Private

(photo : kpopstarz)   they may be single now, but don"t expect the members of k pop boy band b1a4 to reveal much of their personal love lives to the public when they are.
[Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama “Fated to Love You”

[Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama “Fated to Love You”

20 episodes wed, thu 22:00synopsisa remake of a taiwanese drama from the year 2008. Added episode 18 captures for the korean drama "fated to love you" (2014)directed by.