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

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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.

“Oh Hae Young Again” Gets Prolonged By way of tvN

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A member of the “Oh Hae Young Again” production team says, “After starting tomoviecreator Park Hae Young’s sparsely planned scripts, there were such so much offeelings and experienceswe would have likedto turn to the viewers. With the mix of Song Hyun Wook’s meticulous directing, the actors’ passionate performances, and the staff’s detailed work, the volume of pictures naturally increased.”

“Although we attemptedto chop out one of the footage because we had planned for sixteen episodes, we’ve made up our minds to upload two more episodes to permit us to teach it all at the show,” they add. “As we aren’t looking to stretch out the story, the display will continue to waft at the similarfast speed.”

“Oh Hae Young Again” stars Eric Mun, SEO Hyun Jin, and Jeon Hye Bin, and airs each and every Monday and Tuesday on tvN. You'll be in a position to watch the primary episode below!

Fans Realize Lovelyz’s Level Outfits Are Coordinated With The Stages Of The Moon?

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Fans Realize Lovelyz’s Level Outfits Are Coordinated With The Stages Of The Moon?

And whilst many were blown away through their horny dark idea at first, they later discovered that the Woollim Entertainment groups level outfits represented more than just their maturation. In fact, fans spotted that the colour of the ladies costumes matched the face of the moon.

The ladies wore black outfits all the style throughthe recent moon, a gray ones at some stage in the gibbous phase, and white outfits to comparethe total moon. Take a glance at the tune video for Lovelyzs Fate below:

UP10TION Sings National Anthem And Throws First Pitch At Baseball Game

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UP10TION Sings National Anthem And Throws First Pitch At Baseball Game

Beef up the artist by capability ofpurchasing UP10TION - Spotlight from YesAsia Related Tags SunyoolUP10TIONWooshinXiaoPost NavigationOldTaleWatch: Lee Hi Presentations Off Her Swag While Dancing To BIGBANG Tracks On “Weekly Idol”

Photos Added new Jo Jin-woong stills for the impending Korean film "The Hunt"

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Added new Jo Jin-woong stills for the approaching Korean film "The Hunt" (2015)Directed through Lee Woo-cheolWith Ahn Seong-gi, Jo Jin-woong, Han Ye-ri, Kwon Yul, Son Hyeon-joo, Sim I-yeong,...Synopsis"The Hunt" depicts a combat between a hunter and village other people over a newly found out gold mine.Release date in Korea : 2016/06

Watch: Lee Hi Presentations Off Her Swag Whilst Dancing To BIGBANG Tracks On “Weekly Idol”

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Watch: Lee Hi Presentations Off Her Swag Whilst Dancing To BIGBANG Tracks On “Weekly Idol”

Watch: Lee Hi Presentations Off Her Swag Whilst Dancing To BIGBANG Tracks On “Weekly Idol”ilmare42 Might 25, 2016 0 Lee Hi finds her hidden swag while gambling the vintage “random play dance” game on “Weekly Idol”!

Lee Hi visitors on Could 25’s episode of “Weekly Idol,” and is tasked with dancing to clips of her own tracks as the shows crew quickly switches them up to have a look at to catch her creating a choreography mistake. As her choreography is quite simple, Lee Hi finally ends upappearing off more of her vocal abilities than dancing as she sings along. The hosts laugh at the crews sadness that shes doing so well, because she turns outcertain to win the game.

To kick things up a notch and take a glance at to catch her in a mistake, the staff starts playing BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby,” but Lee Hi quickly jumps correct into dancing along to her label mate’s hit track.

Park Bo Gum Unearths How Smartly Cha Tae Hyun Treats Him

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Park Bo Gum Unearths How Smartly Cha Tae Hyun Treats Him

Park Bo Gum Finds How Smartly Cha Tae Hyun Treats Himan0ya Would possibly 25, 2016 0 Actors Cha Tae Hyun and Park Bo Gum have once backmentioned their warm friendship.

Cha Tae Hyun seemsat theMay just 25 broadcast of KBS2TVs Welcome Display to participate in the buying groceries channel-themed assignment led by singer and diversity personality Kim Jong Kook.

During the show, Cha Tae Hyun supplies a wondertelephone call to Park Bo Gum, who is probably the most actors below his firm Blossom Entertainment. Park Bo Gum choices up and says, Here is Cha Tae Hyuns youngest brother Park Bo Gum.

Watch: Boyfriend Gifts Fanatics With “To My Easiest Friend” MV On 5th Debut Anniversary

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Watch: Boyfriend Gifts Fanatics With “To My Easiest Friend” MV On 5th Debut Anniversary

Watch: Boyfriend Gifts Enthusiasts amongst “To My Easiest Friend” MV On 5th Debut Anniversaryilmare42 Would possibly 25, 2016 0 Boyfriend is celebrating their 5th debut anniversary by skill offreeing a fan song!

On Could 26 at the hours of darkness KST, Boyfriend dropped the tune video for their fan song entitled “To My Most effective Friend.” Member Jeongmin took section in generating the track, and the music video features the guys appearing off their close friendship as they pass on adventures in the beautiful scenery of Jeju Island.

Boyfriend’s firm Starship Entertainment says their new song “To My Handiest Friend” was once created as some way for Boyfriend to specific their thank you to fans for their support over the beyond five years.

Watch: Oh My Lady Drops “Windy Day” MV Off Repackaged Mini Album

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Watch: Oh My Lady Drops “Windy Day” MV Off Repackaged Mini Album

Watch: Oh My Woman Drops “Windy Day” MV Off Repackaged Mini Albumilmare42 Would possibly 25, 2016 0 Are you able for more from Oh My Girl?

Oh My Girl has now released their new repackaged album entitled “Windy Day,” in addition the song video for their identify track of the similar name. The music video was once filmed on Jeju Island, and contours the individualstaking a look as stunning as ever in meadows, fields, forests, whilstseeking to navigate a maze, and even if getting blown over by way of a wind storm!

The repackaged album features eight songs in total, and also contains the tracks “Stupid In Love,” a Chinese edition of “Liar Liar,” and five other tracks.

Korean drama beginning nowadays 2016/05/25 in Korea

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Korean drama beginninglately 2016/05/25 in Korea "Lucky Romance" (2016)Directed by way of Kim Kyeong-hee-IIWritten by Choi Yoon-gyoNetwork : MBCWith Hwang Jeong-eum, Ryu Jun-yeol, Lee Cheong-ah, Lee Soo-hyeok, Kim Ji-min, Kim Jong-goo,...16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00SynopsisA romantic drama about a girl who believes in success and fortune-telling and a guy who lives on his own accord.

See Girls' Generation's Yuri Carry out Yoga On A Paddleboard

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See Girls' Generation's Yuri Carry out Yoga On A Paddleboard

(Photo : Yuri Instagram)(Photo : Yuri Instagram)(Photo : Yuri )Girls' Generation member Yuri continues to take her sportiness to new heights, appearing us stand up paddleboarding and yoga -- sometimes called SUP Yoga -- is done.

The athletic idol carried out yoga poses on a paddleboard and uploaded them on Instagram, impressing fanatics alongside her flexibility and balance.

For her SUP Yoga routine, Yuri wore a wetsuit from Barrel, a Korean active sports clothinglogo she endorses with her cousin and truthdisplayspouse Vivian Cha.