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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.

Best Korean Good looks Products for Men

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Best Korean Good looks Products for Men

This is some of the Korean cosmetic products that has helped bring in Korean products to the Western beauty world. It bean extremelysimple step to upload for guys whose customaryregimen is not anything more than splashing some bar soap on their face in the shower. Here's an easy-to-use balm cleanser that you'lljustpaintingsmore or less into the face and wash off in the shower or sink. It is helpingto achieve into pores and rid the face of the filth in tactics other cleansers can't. This is a brilliant option for all skin types, but guys who sweat so much at the gym or work, have a smog-filled day through day commute, or have jobs or leisure pursuits where they are getting grimy and messy will more than likelyget startedto note healthier, clearer, and more fresh-looking skin almost immediately.

We get it, guys. That you could all pull off that weathered, tanned older guyglance in some way that women folkeasilyusually are not allowed to. But you shouldn't! Going without sunscreen might also state you lot a leading role as a cowboy somewhere, but it's some distancemuch more likely to land you in a doctor's place of workgoing through serious illnesses like melanoma. This is one house where men may also shy clear of the sunscreens usually marketed to women, because many come with light or medium coverage. This one, though, from Missha, is simply a straight up sunscreen. It works super on all skin kindsand offers maximum policy without being too thick or oily, perfect for protective skin from on a each day basis Sun hazards.

A lot of Western aftershaves are fairly harsh on the skin, giving users a tingling sensation and perhaps drying out skin or making it blotchy and sensitive. Korean products have a varioustechnique to the sensitive, newly shaved skin. Those products are typically marketed as toners or soothing waters, and are designed to sooth, repair pH balance, and get ready skin to largertake in a moisturizing creams or serums that might be used after a shave. These dual products from IPKN work to either restore and spice up skin post shave, leaving chins and cheeks relaxed, refreshed, and unfastened from blotches and irritation.

"The Handmaiden" Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jeong-woo and Jo Jin-woong at Cannes

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This is Park Chan-wook's 3rdseek suggestion from to Cannes as he was once there for the 57th CIFF with "Old Boy" and the 62nd with "Thirst". Along side him, Kim Min-hee, Ha Jeong-woo, Jo Jin-woong and rookie Kim Tae-ri will be rolling with internationalfilm makers in Cannes.

"The Handmaiden" is a film about a girl who inherits an amazingquantity of fortune from her parents, a count who needs her wealth and the lady's servant and father or mother who is out there a deal by way of the count.

GOT7′s Jackson and BamBam Give Their Ultimate Farewells Ahead of Entering Army Schooling Hand In Hand

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GOT7′s Jackson and BamBam Give Their Ultimate Farewells Ahead of Entering Army  Schooling Hand In Hand

GOT7s Jackson and BamBam Give Their Ultimate Farewells Earlier than Entering ArmyEducation Hand In Handkminjungee Might 1, 2016 0 On May just 2, GOT7s Jackson and BamBam, at the facet of Jo Jae Yoon, Ryu Seung Soo, Park Chan Ho, Woo Ji Won, Lee Sang Ho, and Lee Sang Min, all entered a recruit training middlesituated in Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon Province to get started out their military training.

Previously, the 2 idols were announced to be joining the next season of Real Men, in addition to six other men. This season is reportedly special for the explanation thatforged is enlisting in pairs, so pals and brothers can enlist together. It could also bea utterly unique opportunity for either Jackson and Bambam, as neither are South Korean voters and hence do no longer have to complete obligatory military service.

Earlier in this same day, Jackson posted a video on his Instagram of him and fellow member BamBam saluting with serious expressions on their faces, together with a message saying, We can beready to be back.

Fans To find Video Of AOA Participants Acting Ridiculous Whilst Filming MV

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Fans To find Video Of AOA Participants Acting Ridiculous Whilst Filming MV

However, loverslately stumbled across some hilarious pictures of the members of AOA joking around and acting ridiculous whilstat the set of the music video for their newestJap release. While some members of the FNC Entertainment group conducted their choreography flawlessly in front of the camera, others joked around just off camera, dancing awkwardly for each and every other and the staff.

Dal Shabet Subin Presentations The easiest Form of Denims To Wear For The Summer

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Dal Shabet Subin Presentations  The easiest  Form of  Denims To Wear For The Summer

And whilst everyones trying to findthe very best summer outfits, Dal ShabetSubin recently showed that she already has the ideal set of denims for the weather, carrying a perfectly fitted pair all overa up to date performance.

TWICE makes a marvel appearance for ahjussi fans

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TWICE makes a marvel appearance for ahjussi fans

With their elite visuals and incredibly catchy music, on the topic ofevery personneedsto look the JYP Entertainment group perform. And on a contemporary broadcast of KBSGag Concert, 3 of the womenstunned their ahjussi enthusiasts and audienceby way ofcreating amarvel appearance and dancing to a briefa phase of Cheer Up. And after looking to dance a long with the girls, the elderly fans even asked the singers for autographs to endure in mind the special moment.

Watch this hilarious remix of TWICE’s “Cheer Up”

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And even thoughlovers have expressed their love for all the song, member Sanas Shy Shy Shy line has proven especially popular, and has change intoa stylishword among either fans and fellow celebrities as well. In fact, one hilarious remix of the line has grabbed the eye of many fans, causing it to turned intorather popular online.

Bambino Eunsol Stocks Her Bikini Pics With Fans

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Bambino Eunsol Stocks Her Bikini Pics With Fans

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterBambinos Eunsol is one of the maximum up to dateladyteamparticipants in Korea, having had a couple of viral performances for her horny performances. And whilstenthusiasts were already going loopy for Eunsols sexy dancing, she currently shared some tremendous hot bikini footage amongst fans. After seeing the photos, which showed off Eunsols toned frame and well-endowed chest, fans showered her with praise.

Fans Amazed At Two times Mina’s “Crazy Hot” Abs

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Fans Amazed At Two times Mina’s “Crazy Hot” Abs

And whilstall of theindividuals of the rookie womanstaffwere known for being visuals in their own right, member Mina has been receiving numerous attention for her improbable abs. After seeing videos and pictures of the JYP Entertainment singer appearing off her incredibly toned abs, lovers are going loopy over the Two times member.