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Dance Exchange #6: VIXX
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Dance Exchange #6: VIXX

VIXX are known mostly for their concepts especially the way they integrate this concept not just with the music video, but in their lyrics, their costumes, and even their choreography. While VIXX dont immediately come to mind when talking about choreography, that isnt to say that their choreography is bad. With their recent comeback, Shangri-La, gaining attention due to their use of the fan, now is a good time to talk about the six member group.

Lets start with something easy: is there anything that stands out from VIXXs choreography?

Pentagon Switches It Up with Mini Album “Ceremony”
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Pentagon Switches It Up with Mini Album “Ceremony”

It hasn’t even been a year since their debut but Pentagon is determined to make a name for themselves, this time with third mini album Ceremony. The boys first caught my eye with “Can You Feel It” and I’m eager to see what theyll bring to the table this time.

Despite their previous understated releases, they’re one of the most anticipated boy bands to debut in 2016. Prior to their comeback, the members have been actively making and releasing music – Jinho frequently releases covers on his Magazine Ho segment on Cube Entertainment’s YouTube channel, which sometimes features the other members, while Hui and E’Dawn joined forces with Hyuna for subunit Triple H. Moreover, Hui, together with E’Dawn and Wooseok, were also heavily involved in the creation of “Never” for Produce 101 Season 2.

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Classic Blue Denim
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For Your Viewing Pleasure: Classic Blue Denim

Welcome back to For Your Viewing Pleasure, where we take time out of the week to curate a set of photos from the K-pop landscape.

There is something just so effortless and timeless with classic blue denim, and this week, we look at how to style it. Of course, you can never go wrong with a nice pair of blue jeans with a t-shirt, but there are so many other choices out there! If you are feeling bold, go for denim or denim of different washes. Try out a denim shirt with trousers to add a twist to the classic pairing. To spice things up, mix and match prints with patterned denim. The options are simply endless, so take a look at the recent looks that our favourite idols have sported to be inspired by the countless ways to style blue denim!

Best of Weekly Music Shows: 6/12 – 6/18
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Best of Weekly Music Shows: 6/12 – 6/18

Welcome back to Best of Weekly Music Shows! This week saw Lee Si-eun and S.E.T make their debut; B.A.P’s Jongup also made his solo debut. INA, Jeong Jin-woon, NCT 127, Pentagon, Soul Latido, and T-ara were among those who made comebacks to the stage. Wins were spread out this week: Seventeen won on The Show, Show Champion, and M! Countdown, Twice won on Music Bank, and G-Dragon won on Show! Music Core and Inkigayo.

Circle: Two Worlds Connected, Ep 5-8: The Portrait Becomes Unambiguous
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Circle: Two Worlds Connected, Ep 5-8: The Portrait Becomes Unambiguous

In its first four installments, Circle’s perplexing narrative format and potential deliberations of intriguing themes drew an incomplete, yet riveting image. While the series still makes use of a non-linear storytelling structure, this set of episodes turn the rough sketch drawn by the previous episodes into a more coherent picture. The semblance of a standard dystopian sci-fi plot structure emerges from this illustration: the Big Bad is unmasked, the characters who were supposed to be rooting for are made clear, and disjointed plot points are mostly outlined in. 

Ruler: Master of the Mask Eps. 21-24, Who is The Big Bad?
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Ruler: Master of the Mask Eps. 21-24, Who is The Big Bad?

If last weeks set of episodes ended on a cliffhanger, then this weeks episodes of Ruler: Master of the Mask were definitely worth the wait. We get intrigue, deception, a little deeper look into the bigger picture of the politics at play here. Every major player is making power moves, which, presumably, will lead to the climax of placing a new ruler on the throne of Joseon. The question to be answered at this point is: Who exactly is our main villain?

This review contains some spoilers for Episodes 21-24. We kindly ask that readers use spoiler tags in the comments when discussing the episodes that have yet to be reviewed.

Music ; Lyrics : Rumor Has It
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Music ; Lyrics : Rumor Has It

Rumor has it is another way of saying word on the street; a way of conveniently approaching an opinion or rumor without making it sound like you’re the only one who thinks it. Its no secret that in a relationship (whether it be before, during or after) if one party catches whiff of a circulating story about themselves or the other person, it has the potential to plant seeds of doubt. Due to its ambiguous nature, rumors can go in many directions. In the words of Adele, youve been telling people things you shouldnt be.

The K-pop Casting Couch: Sexual Coercion by Entertainment Suits
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The K-pop Casting Couch: Sexual Coercion by Entertainment Suits

Warning: discussion related to sexual harassment, sexual coercion, and violence follow. Please proceed with caution.

The life of a K-pop trainee is, for an outsider, unimaginably difficult. The competition to entering the industry is fierce with multiple contentious stages of auditions. Once they are accepted, their fate is by no means assured; they are always working under threat of elimination and uncertainty of their debuts. The custodians of their destinies are their entertainment companies, to whom they entrust their futures. Idol trainees are placed under the care of their management and it comes as no surprise that this almost absolute power results in abuse.

T-ara’s “What’s My Name” Lacks Not Only Members, but Effort
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T-ara’s “What’s My Name” Lacks Not Only Members, but Effort

T-ara has dropped lead single “What’s My Name” without members Soyeon and Boram, in what seems like their most half-assed venture to date. At this point I know I’m not the only disappointed fan around; who else is done with MBK Entertainment’s nonsense?

Putting aside the latest management-versus-artist drama surrounding member contracts, the release didn’t exactly have an auspicious start: teaser photos for “What’s My Name” involved a font that may or may not have been written with someone’s index finger for Snapchat.

Fight My Way, Ep. 1-8: Idiots in Love and in Life
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Fight My Way, Ep. 1-8: Idiots in Love and in Life

Following a spate of two-episode dramas in light of the South Korean elections, Fight My Way finally made its premiere on KBS on the 22nd of May, with a modest debut rating of 5.4%. The 16-episode drama has since, however, seen a steady ascent in its viewership over the last eight episodes. Peaking at 11.4% on its sixth episode, it has edged out its competitors, My Sassy Girl and Lookout, on the other two major broadcasting networks. Truth be told, the casting of Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won as the leads already generated a good amount of interest in and of itself. But actually seeing the remarkable chemistry on-screen only makes it all the better; and dont we all love it when dramas meet and even exceed! our expectations?