Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins!

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins!

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! Romantic and Idol, it had potential from the start, but there were a lot of factors that could have brought it down; happily, it turned out better than expected and will continue with new idols right away. The idols showed a lot more of their personalities than they are able to on scripted variety shows and several people’s images took pretty big hits, which helped prove the lack of manager presence.

As the show gears up for its second season, we can expect another emotional roller-coaster that will keep viewers guessing, cause you to hate idols you thought you liked, and satisfy that romantic inside all of us. There is no doubt that some of the situations were so perfect that they seem staged, or so painfully awkward that you may have wanted to shut off the video, but despite that, and some lulls in certain episodes, it was a show worth watching and worth keeping around for a second season.

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! When the show started, I wrote an article about some of the production company’s claims and about expectations and first impressions. Eight episodes later, I have changed my mind both about the show and about the idols featured on the show so many times that I can barely keep track. At first, the show seemed like it was going to be very unbalanced, especially in terms of screen time wise, because some idols were favored over others by their peers.

However, as the couples were switched up more and more during random couple change games (involving picking a random shirt, necklace or some, for example) screen time was less devoted to a certain person and more to whichever couple was the most romantic. Although seemingly harsh, it stayed true to the concept of the show as being similar to a romantic movie. This did leave the JB and Seung-ah couple in the dust a lot, because even when they werent together as a couple they never did find their feet, romantically, as individuals.

Speaking of JB, he and Mir have shown their personalities in ways that may not be good for their idol reputation, which seems to be part of the purpose of this show. Mir, as mentioned before, has always had problems controlling his mouth, which is part of his charm, but JB doesn’t have a background of unfortunate behavior to back-up his reckless antics on Romantic and Idol. The interesting thing was that they essentially switched roles as the show went on, with Mir switching from being the insensitive, unromantic guy to being a really cute and flustered guy with a crush, whereas JB did exactly the opposite. I hate to say this, but mid-show there was no one I would have rather slapped in the head than JB, after him being my favorite guy candidate in the beginning.

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! With JB proving his immaturity as far as dating goes and Mir saying everything he shouldnt, the other guys hardly needed to do anything to maintain spotless images; but, Jun. K was very open with his personality and showed that he is completely obsessive. Now, this might be seen as a cute, and it certainly makes him seem human, but it seems doubtful that his managers would have wanted his image to include how obsessed he is with girls jumping up and down and the color yellow. Specific example aside, it was clear from the show that he fixates on things and thinks about them continuously, which is simply a personality trait, but not one he seems to be conscious of, so it is not something the fans would have seen on a scripted variety show. Hyung-sik is the only one who comes out unblemished, with nothing to be said about him other than that he seems to be a genuinely sweet, romantic, and thoughtful guy. If you are looking for a new bias, check him out, ladies (and gents).

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! The women maintained neutral images for the entire show, which is impressive considering the circumstances. They were all honest, so don’t mistake them not ruining their image as proof of the show being scripted, they simply seemed to know when to shut up when in front of the other people. Seung-ah went through the most difficulties in the show, hands down, and she maintained impressive composure up until the last episode, when she had an impressive break down. I’m not judging because I would have done the same thing she did, as ashamed as I am to admit it.

The least honest person, to me, seemed to be Hyejeong, because although she ended up with Jun. K, and he seemed to like her a lot, her feelings were always unclear. It may be that she was shy, or that the age difference affected her, but more than once it seemed that she was simply going along with the romance and not feeling it honestly herself. She clearly said in some of her interviews that being with Jun K. was somewhat burdensome, so her choosing him in the end seemed more like a default decision than anything.

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! For Jei it seemed that she just needed to find the right partner to unleash her inner romantic and Ji-hyun, the fated one, proved that she was just that with her honest, but sweet, apprehension at falling for Hyung-sik so obviously. The couples of Mir and Jei and Hyung-sik and Ji-hyun were the ones that felt the most real at the final selection. It was hard to find any alternative motive for their behavior and their body language spoke volumes about how they felt for the other person. Particularly with Hyung-sik running the last stretch to Ji-hyun and Mir having a mental collapse before he could even get to Jei, but then being totally steadfast in his decision to stay with her. If there is a public scandal about either of these couples in the next few months don’t be surprised.

More than anything else, the show as a whole gave a window into how different the genders are in how they think about things and how differently they act because of that. Although there is certainly a cultural aspect to the show for the international audience, as it is Korean vs. Western, the message was still universal that women are steadfast in their love and men are inconsistent in their feelings. The only one exempt from this is Hyung-sik; but let’s be honest, the amazing romance of fate between him and Ji-hyun is not the norm in the real world. In the real world, relationships tend to go more along the lines of Seung-ah and JB’s relationship, with a bad boy who hurts you over and over but you still go back to him.

Romantic and (Not So) Idol Ends, Season 2 Begins! So how do you take such an authentic relationship show and repeat it a second time? This is question came to my mind as soon as it became clear that a second season of the show was in the works. Part of the mystique of the show was how honest the idols were because they didnt always know what to expect, but with the show having aired and idols being able to talk to each other the second season’s participants will already have an idea of whats in store.

The second season is already confirmed with the idols being G.NA, Ye-won of Jewlery, Jiwon of Spica, and Eunyoung of Two X for the women, and Jong-hoon of FT Island, Kevin of ZE:A, Minhyuk of BTOB, and N of VIXX for the guys.

As someone who enjoyed the first season, I am looking forward to more addictive idol romance in the months to come. The participants are of a more similar age range this time, and there is still a mix of well-known and lesser known idols, not to mention some idols I am personally excited about, so the show has all the right ingredients to have another successful run. However, the audiences preconceived notions about how things should play out because of what happened in the first season may color the success of this season, so we will just have to wait and see if the ratings will allow for more extended episodes. I’m not sure if I can handle finding out that Minhyuk is really an inconsiderate bad boy, so let’s hope that doesnt happen.

What did you think of Romantic and Idol, readers? Will you watch season two, as well?

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G.NA and F.T. Islands Jonghoon to feature in The Romantic & Idol season 2

G.NA and F.T. Islands Jonghoon to feature in The Romantic & Idol season 2

G.NA and F.T. Island’s Jonghoon to feature in ‘The RomanticIdol’ season 2

The RomanticIdol‘ recently updated fans with sneak peeks from the 2nd season.

Photos of G.NA and F.T. Island‘s Jonghoon featuring in the program were revealed, with both of them smiling and Jongooun holding a bouquet of flowers.

According to ‘The RomanticIdol’ PD Park Sung Jae, “The viewers’ anticipation for the second season is bigger than expected so we will air the revelation of the new members immediately following the first season finale. The second season will follow with the same sweet and romantic atmosphere of its predecessor. The second season will be an upgraded version of the real stories and excitement of dating.”

The new season also has the appearance of G.NAJewelry‘s YewonSPICA‘s Jiwon, and TWO X‘ Eunyoung as well as F.T. Island‘s Jonghun, BtoB‘s MinhyukVIXX‘ N, and ZE:A‘s Kevin.

The first episode of the upcoming season will come out on December 30th!

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‘The Romantic & Idol’ reveals lineup for season 2

‘The Romantic & Idol’ reveals lineup for season 2

The RomanticIdol reveals lineup for season 2

The lineup for the second season of tvNs The RomanticIdol has been revealed!

G.NA, Jewelrys Yewon, SPICAs Jiwon, and TWO X Eunyoung as well as F.T. Islands Jonghun, BtoBs Minhyuk, VIXX N, and ZE:As Kevin are the idols wholl be featured in the new season of the reality series.

A representative from the show commented, Just like the first The RomanticIdol, there was a lot of tension and strong emotions on set. All the [idols] appeared as your average 20-somethings and showed their sincere feelings.

However, it has yet to be decided when the second season will air.

In related news, the first season of the show, featuring 2PMs Jun.K, MBLAQs Mir, JJ Projects JB, ZE:As Hyungsik, 4minutes Jihyun, Rainbows Seung Ah, AoAs Hyejeong, and FIESTARs Jei, will be airing until December 30th.

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G-Friend doll up in hanboks for next week's episode of 'Weekly Idol'

G-Friend doll up in hanboks for next week's episode of 'Weekly Idol'

G-Friend already seems to be a 'Weekly Idol' favourite as the individuals will seemover again adjacent week all through their promotion of "Rough"!

The preview dropped presentationsthat they're dolled up in hanboks for the Lunar New Year's special, and there'snumerousa laugh in store! Most likelyno personwas once more excited than next week's guest MC, Yonghwa, who danced enthusiastically for the girls. The members then went into more than a few competitions like seeing who mayturn a Korean pancake the fastest - and of direction it looks to beYuju, because what shouldn't be this womanjust right at? Who would possiblywithout equal winner be, though?

SEE ALSO: MV & Album Review G-Friend - 'Snowflake'

Get excited for next week's 'Weekly Idol'!

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 4

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 4

The structure adjustments reasonably this time. As an alternative of stunning the viewer with specific photographs of blood in clinical environment, it just implies terrible things have came about to other folks in a bloody medical environment. The key target of this abuse is a baby. Yes, that"s the mildly political territory "God"s Quiz Season 4" has determined to take us to this time, and it"s about as delightful as it sounds.

I in finding myself constantly frustrated by capacity of just how satisfactory this drama is as entertainment, as it continuously seems like "God"s Quiz Season 4" will have to be anything great. I just don"t get that total feeling. All the social politics dynamic of this episode may have been very effortlessly fumbled and changed into awkward moralizing, yet the ingenious team handles it with a tight quantity of finesse. They don"t make any incredibly meaningful statement, but the drama never takes a turn toward the eye-rollingly bad.

The comedy likewise is a mixture of goofy, obtrusive jokes in accordance with romantic tension. This isn"t new material, and if there used to be a loss of chemistry, it'll be very unconvincing. But there is chemistry, and there's just right timing, so the drama manages to stick brand new and funny even though it"s operating with a massive number of inventory situations. The production values remain sensible in relation to the casting in addition the overall effects.

The mystery, too, unfolds at a very good pace. We begin off with a vintage closed room, and the detectives paintings slowly to get to the ground of the forensic clues which in the end gets them to the emotional center- the overall bit with the baby, as neatly as other components I"d just as soon no longer spoil. Also there"s that mystery stalker in the background. Don"t be expecting plenty of data about that. "God"s Quiz Season 4" doesn"t appear to be in any hurry to give an explanation for what"s going on there.

If I had to pick out out one be aware to describe this drama, it could be safe. The production branch turns out to grasp precisely what they would like to do, and they be successful at doing it. Not less than i could be in a position to see how this drama become prolonged to 3 seasons. It's miles by and big the adventures of Jin-woo and buddies as they bump into dark bloody cases and unravel the secrets as we watch. It"s a respectable ample format- goodness knows crime procedurals are popular enough the arena over. It"s just not a in particular leading edge one from a narrtive standpoint. Style, as usual, is every other matter.

Review by William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and lines Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 8

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 8

The mystery this time comes to an overabundance of clues. At one point Jin-woo even stares up at the large clue board confused as to how all of those more than a few parts might be in a position to are compatible in combination into a unmarried coherent plot. In all honesty I"m now not certain I completely realize all of the complexities that were going on there, despite the reality that a tight try is made at an explanation. What this episode is actually going for, though, is the catharsis of backstory.

It"s a little nerve-racking how this drama does a far better task encouraging emotional attachment to the weekly guest appearances than any of the core cast, yet I assume I"ll take what I will get. For a crime procedural there"s a stunning quantity of empathy with the perpetrators. Oftentimes they come off more sympathetically than the real victims, who exist most commonly just to get murdered and be reorganized as a clue in the increased puzzle.

The total tendency of the drama toward wince-inducing violence could also be firmly in place. It"s great to look a real persona this time give a transparent reaction of "no why are you doing that I"ll do this thing you want to have just forestall weirding me out". Occasionally I ponder whether that"s the genuine capability which unites the team in terms. It"s not that they"re professional such a lot as they've a nigh-infinite toleration for imagery that during the general public inspires squeamishness.

That"s the maximum productive way I can bring to mind to suss out the hole anyway. Jin-woo and Kyeong-hee actually don"t appear all that bothered through the fact that they"re without notice at a crime scene, and the victim is somebody they in truth knew individually by name. "God"s Quiz Season 4" is in order that on a normal basis made up our minds to come again into episodic territory that, well, there just isn"t that much room for far character building or reaction. The occasional comedic bits at the lab have a tendency to be the nearest we ever get to an elucidation of who these folks are and why they"re any other from any other forensic investigators.

Well, that and the conspiracy, which this time manages to be incomprehensible two times in a row. I do not know how this scam with the daughter is meant to work, but I"m already refusing to trust that it was once one of the most simple ways of manipulating Jin-woo into doing whatever it's far that the bad guys want him to do. And the complete bit at the finish with the gun changed into just...I really wish "God"s Quiz Season 4" would make up its mind. Being an episodic crime drama is excellent ample on its own without blending in these really bizarre outrageous conspiracy elements.

Review by William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and contours Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 5

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 5

This time the drama deals with a serial killer who throws girls away in refrigerators. It"s about as delightful as it sounds, yet really, any one staring at "God"s Quiz Season 4" through this point will have to have a gorgeous decent tolerance for squeamishness. here's the maximum without delay attractive episode so far- a crisis scenario is laid out and the detectives need to race to capture the killer prior to he moves again.

The clues are moderately well-designed, and the mental explanations all observe along lovely well. There"s only one problem. whilst the fundamental conceit was once simple adequate to understand, in figuring out it, I really, in reality did now not experience the higher paranoid implications of the story. Killers are out there, everywhere. They could be the folks you let into your home. They could just be wandering the street. Either way, lock up your children. It"s for their own good.

Jin-woo tries to sell us at the concept that this isn"t as transparent cut a case as great evil as it will first of all seem. I do have to give the drama some credits for portraying the serial killer as being a victim of his own intellectual illness. At the similar time, when the climax is this incredibly grotesque, there"s handiest such a lot leeway that may also be equipped for here. Just for the explanation that characters say that the man isn"t utterly evil doesn"t make any of the occasions that lead up to the finishing any less disgusting and horrible.

To be fair, that"s actually more a grievance of one of these genre fiction as awhole than this is a particular gripe with "God"s Quiz Season 4". If I take this episode on comparative terms, and stack it up opposed to the umptysquat American detective dramas that utilize a similar tropes, "God"s Quiz Season 4" in truth comes out having a look fairly good. The mystery here is less about how they"re going to catch or name the killer as it's far about his motives, which correct to the finish are consistent yet not in particular smartly defined.

Of course, there"s also other applicable mysteries, like how a guy who is glaringly mentally in deficient health has been ready to perform his bizarre disgusting delusions without anyone noticing. Most likely this is social remark on societal lack of understanding of mental fitness resources? Eh, maybe, but I"m not willing to give the writer that much credit. I actually disliked this episode. Still, for enthusiasts of the series, I consider this is precisely the sort of prime tension action you"re looking out for.

Review by William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and contours Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 6

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 6

While the final episode used to be content to wallow in exceptionally paranoid fantasies about the crook element, this time "God"s Quiz Season 4" is going the entire opposite direction and provides us a shockingly relatable tale about the depressing fashionable lifestyles of place of work workers. This episode changed into just a little of a surprise to me. I assume basically because I"m not completely certain how any individual even pegged this as a homicide in the primary place. The poisoning concerned here occurs chiefly because folks think it sounds impossible.

Never brain that, though. Solving the crime calls for Jin-woo to move undercover. I actually loved this subversive element, because there"s this one phase about Jin-woo that"s handiest sporadically addressed- the guy"s roughly short. He looks unassuming. Now, in reality, the guy is lovely outspoken. Even in his undercover assignment Jin-woo stands up for himself too much. yet he looks as if the kind of guy who may neatly be without difficulty cowed down.

There"s an competitive facet to his character, though, that"s simple to cut price even supposing we actually shouldn"t. And for when I in fact liked the interaction between the wider plotline and the mystery. Jin-woo"s jealous of this guy, even though he logically knows complete well that Kyeong-hee isn"t going to desert him. Not in any case that drama previous on. They"re all a section of the similar team here. They honestly care about each and every other.

The same can"t be stated for the workplace environment, which goes a ways to expanding the intrigue of the mystery. no one even really turns out all that bothered through the truth that one in their co-workers died. Or at least, they"re now not letting their fear display so long as the managers act as abrasive bullies over even the slightest infraction. There"s no way their paintings may be in a position to be this important, and yet there"s a harsh life-or-death environment placing over the proceedings.

Compare the cool team of clinical detectives, who are doing very important work, but don"t exhaust themselves to death looking to do it. yes they could give one another a difficult time each now and then. That"s just camaraderie though, and here's why they"re at all times capable of solve their cases. At least some of this is guesswork on my part, of course. the point of interest is such a lot on Jin-woo"s agitation at pretending to be a typical office employee there"s no longer much construction of the opposite characters with the exception of at a piecemeal pace. What we do get, though, happens to be fairly decent.

Review by William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and lines Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 3

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 3

The theme of this episode is dancing. I use that term rather loosely here- it can be the central plot point with regards to this mystery the team is operating to solve, yet in regards to the troupe of detectives who are our proceeding lead characters? I assume there"s one scene of metaphorical dancing, as somewhat of social confusion ensues when any person arrives who"s ignorant of the pecking order. And there"s literal dancing, in every other scene of lovable voyeurism.

But can voyeurism actually be cute when this drama is, at the similar time, also looking to sell us at the risk of coming near near danger to one of the most team members? Granted, one is a fakeout and the opposite is solely more buildup. Even so, there"s an unusual kind of mishmash to the drama"s balance between comedy and drama. I"m now not truly certain which way it"s meant to head even supposing I"m guessing, again, that if I saw the primary 3 seasons and knew more of the history, I may smartly be more acquainted with the tone.

The tone isn"t terrible, just to be clear. We never get to "Grandpas Over Plants Investigation Team" degrees of comedy at once undercutting any try at drama or mystery. "God"s Quiz Season 4" does an excessively just right task segregating its humor from the more unfunny bits. It"s handiest reflecting on the episode"s higher issues that I note it"s disjointed. At the time in reality observing the drama, the entirety perceived to determine moderately well technically.

The continuing trouble I have with "God"s Quiz Season 4" at this point is that I just don"t in finding any of the court cases specifically interesting. Indubitably they"re done with flare and style. The drama has this light obsession with creepy blood. Except for it"s also very clean, scientific blood, because the investigators are at all times operating a crime scene. Everything turns out brand new but a little disjointed, if that makes any sense.

The drama is flled with little parts like this. Stuff that feels right away clever, but never really ties up into anything else more impressive down the line. The production values here are good, and the mysteries are of a good quality, so I"m not really yes why I don"t feel all that much love for "God"s Quiz Season 4". I especially can"t make a decision whether i need this drama to do more investigation team developent or stand-alone mysteries. a section of it will just be that the drama"s looking to do too much at once, but I don"t really know what must be removed, if anything. All a question of flavor really.

Review by way of William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and lines Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 7

HanCinema's Drama Review 'God's Quiz Season 4' Episode 7

The drama is slowly gaining self assurance in regards to the broader private vendetta storyline. After the hole establishes the unsettling loss of life of the victim, we get appropriate into Jin-woo and Kyeong-hee discussing own topics (mostly just the child Jin-woo" been placing out with). This then tumbles right into a deadly war of words with that guy who looks actually rugged and mean.

The storyline in "God"s Quiz Season 4" is an an awkward spot. I"m no longer certain whether there"s context to those folks that I"m meant to know. All i might be ready to tell evidently is that any individual is out to get Kyeong-hee. Never brain the why, I"m no longer even yes how she"s supposed to be subdued here. It"s tough to inform whether Jin-woo and Kyeong-hee are scuffling with an attempted kidnapping or an attempted murder. It seems like a murder, yet a kidnapping would make more sense since killing law enforcement officials outright has a tendency to be a sexy dumb idea.

Before we will if fact be told get into much serious exploration of this prompt, though, it"s right back to the kid with the bizarre eyes and his mysterious backstory and how all of this happened. As a mystery, i guess the structure is decent. At the opening I wasn"t truly sure why the guard was once so freaked out- the eyes made the corpse seem like a doll. But that"s the key clue that finally ends up pushing the total thing forward.

Beyond just the naked minimum necessities of a mystery though, I didn"t feel much interest. Even if Jin-woo and Kyeong-hee have numerous focus, I in finding I know more and more little about any other member of the team. I can"t say with any special confidence what specific serve as any of the particular person contributors in truth serve. They just communicate clinical stuff, do exposition for awhile, and sooner or later solve the case. It"s all perfectly functional. The difficulty is that it"s not really in particular exciting from a story standpoint.

Maybe it"s more uncomplicated to view the wider plot as just being a larger mystery that might eventually be solved in the overall episode. Even in this situation regardless that I"m not really sure what to think. Creator Park Jae-beom-I is terribly hit or miss with these mysteries. Occasionally they"re smartly constructed, slightly engaging, or even innovative. Other times they"re just generic, and it"s in massive part the production values that stay "God"s Quiz Season 4" watchable. So if the drama writ giant is at the same trajectory...well, I wager we won"t know that till it happens, anyway.

Review via William Schwartz

"God"s Quiz Season 4" is directed by Lee Min-woo-II, written by Park Jae-beom-I and contours Ryoo Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee, Lee Dong-hae, Jae Kyung, Kang Seong-pil, Park Joon-myeon,...

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