I probably won’t make this as long as I did for Who Are You: School 2015, but I did want to talk about this drama a bit.
I was actually looking forward to watching it. Not to long ago, before I started my blog, I had watched It’s Okay, That’s Love (괜찮아, 사랑이) and found myself taken away by Gong Hyo Jin’s (공효진) acting. Honestly, the entire cast’s acting for It’s Okay, That’s Love was great, but this post is about the Producer. So when I found out she was starring in this AND Kim Soo Hyun whom I remembered from Dream High, I had to watch it.
This isn’t your typical love saturated with a little bit a plot drama; it’s actually the opposite. You’re drawn to the characters, relating to and rooting for them, wanting other characters to be taken down a couple of pegs… This drama, simply, was good.
I wanted to do a review of BTS’s 쩔어(DOPE), but I’m probably ‘late’ in doing that. That aside, I realized, I’m actually a bit biased to the song itself because unlike the previous review, I’ve listened to this song multiple times prior to its MV release. So going into it already liking the song and with the added MV, just makes the song more pleasing to me with the visual aesthetic. Of course, I can pick at things like how some of the English wasn’t exactly clear so I misheard some of the lyrics and what not, but I’m sure others have talked about it. I’m not saying that there’s difficulty in me being neutral about the song for the review (I can be), but remember I’m trying to do something different.
With that being said, what I actually want to talk about is the COMEBACK STAGE performance on M COUNTDOWN that aired on June, 25th.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a part of the kpop world since 2002. And while I’m older than most fans getting into newer groups, there’s something that I want to talk about. The topic is pretty much of 사생팬 and how they directly impact the kpop culture, and well, me.
With learning Korean, I’m trying to be more of an avid drama watcher. I tend to be more of a ‘recommend it to me and then… I’ll eventually watch it’ person. It’s hard for me to put aside an hour or more of my day especially after work. But since learning Korean is important to me, I’m making the time (aside from my studying) to watch (but more so listen) more dramas.
So I came across 후아유: 학교 2015 (Who Are You: School 2015). It wasn’t recommended to me by someone, but came up on DramaFever (and in their emails I receive as well). A small summary is the following: EunBi grows up in a orphanage and attends school where she’s constantly bullied. One day, she can’t take it anymore and decides to commits suicide not realizing someone is watching the scene unfold. While her attempt fails, she wakes up not being able to remember her own name. So instead of trying to find out who she is, she winds up living the life of her twin sister. That’s all I’m going to tell you; you’re going to have to watch it on your own.
The drama features Yook SungJae who is from the group BtoB (I’ve heard of them, but never listened to their music), Nam JooHyuk (who was in AKMU’s Give Love and 200% MVs), and Kim SoHyun who plays the roles of the twins (and does a damn good job of it).
Now, I’m not going to give some in depth review but more so my thoughts about the last episode, but I will say this: ANYTHING YOU READ AFTER THIS POINT IS A SPOILER. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED AND/OR FINISHED THE SERIES, DO NOT READ ON. Or if you don’t care and just want to hear my thoughts on the ending, by all means, continue reading and/or just skip to the last paragraph. Continue reading
(Honestly, I’m not sure how to list this. LOL)
This is post is more so how I feel about “idols” I follow and have respect for in Korea more so than the concept of how others feel towards them. To people who are… more serious about being up on everything about your bias ever and maybe even borderline or might be 사생 팬, this is not to offend you. But considering the mentality of those fans, well, even if I say don’t take offense, you might do so anyway.
Please don’t threaten to blow up any venues I attend, thank you.
So I mentioned on my twitter (which is madivoices by the way if you want to follow me, I follow back) that I wanted to write a… well almost review about BIGBANG and EXO. Why? Because I’m a part of both: VIP and EXO-L. And they both came out with songs around the same time, so I figured why not talk about them in this seemingly ‘head to head’ competition with the new songs and music shows and I’m sure both are going to be performing on.
So first, I’ll talk about BIGBANG’s 뱅뱅뱅 since it debuted first.
[Before reading, please understand that this is my look on the outside looking into this ongoing situation. This is clearly my opinion.]
While I had been sitting on seriously making a blog for a week, when SM Entertainment put out a statement about EXO’s Tao’s situation concerning him and EXO and how they haven’t come a decision, this was one of the first things I wanted to talk about. [This is in reference to TAO being on a hiatus and is in America studying and getting treatment for his ongoing injuries.]