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Our Thriving Thespians: A Mid-Year Spotlight on Best Actor and Actress

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  Our Thriving Thespians: A Mid-Year Spotlight on Best Actor and Actress

It doesnt take a lot for an actor to make me laugh. Or cry. Or get irrationally angry. Honestly, Im pretty easy when it comes to emotions. But the mark of an effective actor is one who can make those emotions last long after the drama has finished. When I can think back on the delivery of a punchline and still crack a smile. When I can tear up remembering a particularly well-acted death scene. Or when I genuinely despise an actor because I forget that they only played the villainthey arent actually a villain in real life.

While the years mid-point was shaky on the K-dramas (some were mind blowingly great while others treaded on WTF territory), theres one thing that will always be a constant: enjoyable characters and epic acting. These past few months, K-drama land introduced us to a North Korean assassin who falls in love with a spoiled prince, a troublesome flower boy band coming of age, a Joseon prince lost centuries in time, and plenty more. And while all of these characters, and the actors who played them, left lasting impressions on me, only one actor and actress made impressions that will last for a very, very long time.

The Seoulbeats mid-year poll for best actor and actress got a bit dramafied, with our commenters vehemently explaining why they chose the people they voted for and disagreeing with other peoples choices just as vehemently. But thats what makes actors of Korean dramas so amazing: they can evoke different emotions and levels of enjoyment from different viewers. For me, the best actor and actress up until the mid-year werent even on our Seoulbeats poll, but were part of the highest-rated K-drama of the year, The Moon That Embraces the Sun. In fact, they were arguably the best thing about that drama and in their absence, left a huge hole in the show. You guessed it, ladies and gentlemen. My choices for best actor and actress are Yeo Jin-goo and Kim Yoo-jung, who played the child counterparts to Kim Soo-hyun and Han Ga-in.

To say these two actors were impressive is an understatement. During their brief time on screen, they brought with them poignancy and emotion expected from actors far more experienced than them. In just six episodes, they (along with the rest of the younger cast), proved themselves to be the heart of the drama and possessed more chemistry together then their characters adult versions.

Kim Yoo-jung and Yeo Jin-goo play 13 year-old Yeon-woo and 15 year-old Lee Hwon, who fall in love as youngsters but whose love is ill-fated. And in over-dramatic sageuk fashion, theyre torn apart quite literally by death. Its hard not to label young teens infatuation with one another as mere puppy love. Because at that age, what do we really know about true love? Butand I feel really, really awkward saying thisKim Yoo-jung and Yeo Jin-goos chemistry is quite powerful. This is perhaps because the pair worked together in the past and have a close rapport. It felt as if their love and chemistry was much more believable than Kim Soo-hyun and Han Ga-ins.

P erhaps the most palpable aspect of this duo is their ability to understand the depth of their characters. From line delivery, mannerisms, right down to subtle eye expressions, they managed to blow me away. For example, Kim Yoo-jung plays her own heartbreaking death scene devastatingly, while keeping in tact the silent wisdom of her character Yeon-woo. The man who plays her father sobs at the inevitability of his daughters death, but Yoo-jungs softly spoken lines are what steal the moment.

Yeo Jin-goos portrayal of a young man whos just learned the girl he loves has died gets me in the gut every time (believe me, Ive watched it about a dozen times with not a dry eye). He manages to go from struck with disbelief, to hysterical as he shouts, I have something left to say to her! to totally, heartbreakingly broken.

Whats impressive about these performances is not that they were done. But that they were done without the life experiences normally necessary to carry out such emotional portrayals. Most actors thrive off of life experiences which they incorporate into their art. Heartbreak, loss, utter joy, and fury all comes with life experiences. Its what makes a break-up scene, a death scene, and expression of betrayal that much more believable. I dont know the young actors, but I assume that they havent gathered as much life experience as older veteran actors. So to see Kim Yoo-jung and Yeo Jin-goo deliver performances beyond their life experience and frame of reference is simply a joy to watch. In fact, its almost as if their lack of intense life experiences makes them more able to genuinely portray emotions. While the stiff and wooden Han Ga-in looks as if shes trying to conjure up past emotions with her soulless eyes, the child actors feelings came from a more genuine place.

Speaking of Han Ga-in, Ill try to refrain from talking about how terrible she is in the role of adult Yeon-woo. I wont talk about how much she bored me to tears and made me wonder why she thought opening her eyes really wide means youre happy, sad, scared, and tired. Instead, Ill emphasize that while the younger actors stole the drama in six episodes, it doesnt take away from Kim Soo-hyuns performance, which was also utterly brilliant. We all know the man can act, but he also was able to do something that the other older actors found trouble with, which was relating their characters back to their younger counterparts. Kim Soo-hyun was one of a very small number of actors who resembled their younger versions in terms of mannerisms and delivery. His largest fault was that he was paired with Han Ga-in. Seriously, I still lament her casting in this drama.

 Its quite pleasing that the young cast of The Moon That Embraces the Sun received the massive pop-culture praise they were deserving of. In terms of popularity, theyre no Jaejoong, Gong Yoo, or Ha Ji-won, but having watched both Yeo Jin-goo and Kim Yoo-jung in roles when they were even younger, I have high hopes that these two will be a force to reckon with in the future.

ZE:A's Kwanghee hangs out with the Tripletsㅡ Min Guk and Guy Se!

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ZE:A's Kwanghee hangs out with the Tripletsㅡ Min Guk and Guy Se!

The singer currently shared the 2footage on his reputable Instagram and no longeremploying a explanation as to why Dae Han is missing! Meanwhile, in the photos, Guy Se sports a classy new gel part. He posted, "Cute triplets~~~."

Seo Eon and Search engine marketing Joon Are Overflowing With Tears on “The Go back of Superman”

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Seo Eon and Search engine marketing Joon Are Overflowing With Tears on “The Go back of Superman”

Seo Eon and Search engine optimization Joon Are Overflowing With Tears at theGo back of Superman”leejojoba February 12, 2016 0 The February 14 broadcast of “The Return of Superman” will air episode titled “Thanks for coming to me.”

In a in the past released still cut, comic Lee Hwi Jae and his twins Seo Eon and Seo Joon are noticed crying their eyes out in their living room.

SpoilerLee Hwi Jae asks Seo Eon and Seo Joon if they prefer Daddy. Yet they don’t resolutioninstantly and stay their silence. To show his disappointment, Lee Hwi Jae stuns the twins when he starts to weep loudly.

“Running Man” PD Discusses Ratings and Long run Direction of Show

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“Running Man” PD Discusses Ratings and Long run Direction of Show

Running Guy PD Discusses Ratings and Long run management of Display hellohalcyon February 12, 2016 0 You might have heard about the hot decline in viewer ratings for SBS Running Man. Recently, Running Man PD, Im Hyung Taek, sat down for an interview with Star News to discuss about the future direction for the show.

Its been six years since Running Mans first broadcast on July 11, 2010. Im Hyung Taek discussed the presentationswant for trade for the long run. He said, If reality exist told from my perspective, Running Man has replacedso muchin comparison to some two to 4 years ago. Most effective fourth dimension volition tell if it is going in the correct or wrong direction. He continued, I am getting taken aback when I tell the participants to rip off every others call tags. Its because they all know one another so smartly now. The solid and I agree that they wish to be thrown in unfamiliar environments.

Im Hyung Taek then explained how he stopped being worried about the viewer ratings some time back and as a result he discoveredanything special. He said, The function is to create quality, one via one. This weeks upcoming broadcast is a uniqueventure that calls to research a mystery. On the opposite handthere's aproscribingthing to the episode. You cant track into the show appropriatein the midst of its peak. For this reasonaudience dont just jump right into the broadcast. They rather watch it from the start in a rerun.

GOT7′s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit With Park Myung Soo

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GOT7′s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit With Park Myung Soo

GOT7s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit alongside Park Myung Sooleejojoba February 12, 2016 0 Group GOT7’s Jacksonhas a hilarious arm wrestling match with comic Park Myung Soo and walks away a winner.

The February 12 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s sort program “A Glance At Myself” featured entertainer Song Hae, announcer Jo Woo Jong, comedians Park Myung Soo, Lee Kyung Gyu, GOT7’s Jackson, and god’s Park Joon Hyung. They were givenin combination for a survival education for excessivebloodless weather.

That day, they made up our minds to have an arm wrestling match over black bean noodles. Jackson and Park Myung Soo’s match used to besomewhat comical. Park Myung Soo attempted his best possibleto hang out, yet Jackson ended up beating him in the end.

Watch: iKON’s B.I Talks About His Appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” as a Kid

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Watch: iKON’s B.I Talks About His Appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” as a Kid

Watch: iKONs B.I Talks About His Appearance on Yoo Hee Yeols Sketchbook as a Kidleejojoba February 12, 2016 0 iKON’s B.I revealed that he had seemed on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” six years ago as a tender boy.

On the February 12 broadcast of KBS’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” love confession songs were highlighted. After the performance, B.I printed that he had seemed on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” six years ago with MC Mong.

Yoo Hee Yeol joked and teased him saying, “You were so little then that you sat on MC Mong’s lap. Now, you’re all grown up. You’re ripping from yourdenims growing up so fast.”

Teen Best Verify 'Red Point' Excursion Stops In New York, Chicago, Dallas And Los angeles This April

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Teen Best  Verify 'Red Point' Excursion Stops In New York, Chicago, Dallas And Los angeles This April

The production corporate teamed up with T.O.P Media to make Teen Top's 2d U.S. tour possible. Kicking off the tour at the east coast on April 2 at the Playstation Theater in Big apple City, the community will be making their way west with Los Angeles as the remainingprevent on April 10.

With their contemporaryunmarried "Warning Sign," fanatics are certain to in spite of everythingpay attention the hit live along sidethe remainder of the songs off Red Pointand their old hits.

Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among those feminine idols?

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Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among  those  feminine idols?

Color dyeing the hairs in number ofcolours has been a fashion in South Korea for either male and feminine K-pop idols. Regardless of who beganthe fashion first, colors that could existthought to be wild for habitualfolkscan be attempted by way ofthose idols. Yet who looks the simplest in pink hair among female idols?

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented at thenormal article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this newsletter being published.

Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

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Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

Many videos cross viral again in spite ofno longer being new or a contemporary video because of the internet. Many past videos sooner than the virtual age also make it on the netbecause of the advancement of erapermitting tapes to be switched over to files at the computer. Also, new videos or dramas also make past comparable videos go viral again. Yet which past video is going viral again amongst Koreans?

In recent movie A Violent Prosecutor Kang Dongwon made many laugh with the Boombastick dance. The past political campaign video is gaining numerous attention for its dance as well.

The song is Bomba by Jessy Matador. The dance contains political campaigners dancing so tough that even bystanders couldnt assist but to join.

Netizens Stunned at contemporary footage of AOA Seolhyun

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Netizens Stunned at contemporary  footage of AOA Seolhyun

AOA Seolhyun has been the hot subject for enthusiasts and netizens after gaining numerous attention from the public. Because of her naturally darker skin than maximum idols, she has wongrievance from many netizens. Yet what may just netizens be speaking close to next that they consider one thing would have tooccur for AOA Seolhyun?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens speak about that one thing needs to happen after looking out at surprising photos of AOA Seolhyun.

84 / -14 This is what she acknowledged haha She said that folk criticize her for being dark and then for her whiteness when she applies make up like that.

Number of fans printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

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Number of fans  printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

Baekhyun: SEE THE Gentle (@19920506com) 288,000 / POLAR Faded (@polarlight0506) 254,000 / Toddler Lion (@babylion0506) 221,000 / Honey Bee (@exo920506_) 162,000 / OVERFLOW (@overflow0506) 142,000 / CANDYcrush (@candycrush0506) 131,000 / Milk Boy (@_byunbaekhyunkr) 120,000 / Foxbaek (@FoxBaek0506) 116,000

Chanyeol: Spunky Action Little one (@chanyeolit) 226,000 / CHAN10 (@chan10luv) 215,000 / lucky(ALL The most productive OF LUCK) (@ATBOL_cy) 152,000 / Choco (@puppy921127) 115,000 / Rhythmical (@Rhythmical_cy) 106,000

D.O: Artful (@suaveisland) 215,000 / I Do (@exoido) 169,000 / LIKE A celeb (@LAS930112) 134,000 / DOH center (@dohkyungsoonet) 110,000 / D.O Blossom (@do_blossom) 104,000 / Magnolia (@magnoalia_do) 100,000 / 9493room (@9493_room) 143,000 (with Kai)