47th Baeksang Awards

Photos! Winners! Whee!

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A Year in Review: KDrama Watching in 2010

I debated for a while on whether I should write up this post. I mean, come on – every other Kdrama blogging site is doing one. Or, the ones I read do. I also admittedly have skimmed through a lot. Yes. Skim.

I have to say that 2010 was a big year for me in terms of dramas. I have never worked so closely with dramas before, and recapping is a pure joy. As I was compiling the list, I realized that I saw more dramas than I ever have in my entire life. Some were not to completion, and some were fleeting. But I included them in the list because I get to explain why I didn’t continue a certain drama. I also realized that I watched a LOT of SBS dramas. I also saw a lot of dramas that were not made or released in 2010, but more like catching up.

So here goes, a review of dramas I saw that came out in 2010 – the good, the meh, and the bad.

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An Interview with Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In probably stole the show from Park Min Young and Micky Yoochun. Him and Song Joong Ki were the epitome of bromance (after Sang Bong and Ji Heon of Dr. Champ. Sorry – am biased.) So here’s an excerpt of the man behind Jae Shin, the one who created the “Geol Oh Sickness” and the Moony Faction. What a well-spoken, insightful young man.

(Inner Harry Potter geek comes out: Every time I see “Moony Faction” I always think of Remus Lupin, since his nickname was Moony. He’s my first “Moony,” and will never be replaced.)

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MV Galore – Spoof Version

If you haven’t heard of the song “Like A G6” by Far East Movement, then you are clearly not listening to the radio or going on iTunes.

The hit song spawned a spoof by YouTube personality nigahiga (Ryan Niga), who sang “Like A Good Boy.”

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News Bits: 11/4/10 Edition

Relive the Gumiho magic here! Hoi-hoi!

As if Taecyeon weren’t enough, Woo Young from 2PM and miss A’s Suzy will be joining the cast of Dream High as an overseas dancer and an aspiring singer respectively. Suzy is also the “prettiest girl” at school. Sigh* I don’t know how I feel about all these boy/girl idols going on to a drama. Just because they sing doesn’t mean they’re talented enough to act – especially since I feel that most girl/boy groups are “manufactured” nowadays, if you know what I mean. But miss A seems to be quite the hot band nowadays – I keep hearing about them.

Not to be outdoneU-Know Yunho is cast as Oh Yoon Jae, a special forces soldier for the National Maritime Police Academy in Poseidon, costarring Eric Mun. Tryin’ to prove he’s got more acting skills after his sad flop Heading to the Ground.

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News Bits: 10/26/10 Edition

Another Korean artist suicide.

Yu Ju (real name Lee Hye Rin) was a singer and a former racing model. She committed suicide a few days ago due to depression at the age of 25. She was once part of the girl group SSEN back in 2008 but after one album, they never got any further. Kind of a shame really – I wonder if these celebs know that they become more famous after their death than before. I have never heard of her until today. This is a horrible trend…

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Sungkyunkwan Off-screen Scandal

Hmm – so while Sungkyunkwan Scandal has a rabid online following (and quite live-TV following as well, since the ratings are pretty decent) I’m sure many are going crazy over the Jalgeum Quartet, particularly Yoon Hee/Yoon Shik and Seon Joon. That just adds fuel to rumors of a Park Min Young – Micky Yoochun romance.

Their close relationship offscreen has been touted as a “romance” and the rumors got out of hand enough that Park’s agency had to step up and say that they weren’t true. Then again, they also said:

“…there would be nothing wrong with them seeing each other on good terms but reporting on something that isn’t true as if it’s true is going a bit too far.”

Yeah sure… I’m sure you guys were the ones who leaked the news to the press too. But it looks like her agency kinda wants to see her hook up with Yoochun.

source: asiae

News Bits: 9/10/10 Edition

Oh this news bit is so. very. late. But I must give proper attention to my number one love Park Shi Hoo anyways.

Park has been confirmed to join the cast of Queen of Reversals alongside Jung Joon Ho, Chae Jung Ahn, and Kim Nam Joo. He will complete the love square (but with whom will he fall in love with!? Kim Nam Joo?!) and play the chaebol who couldn’t care less about his work. Basically, he’s Yoon Sang Hyun 2.0. I’m not too happy to see him relegated to second male lead again, especially after his turns as the lead in Prosecutor Princess and Family’s Honor, but fine. I’ll take Park wherever I can.

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News Bits: 9/1/10 Edition

It’s September! New month – new start – and definitely new dramas!

For example, this week, Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Playful Kiss both premiered this week. I am itching to watch the first two episodes – probably this weekend – unless life gets in the way again.

But on to News Bits (which will be short)! Choi Seung Hyun (or T.O.P. – but I will refer to him by his real name when it comes to his acting chops in “Into the Fire”) is rumored to snag the Rookie Award at the 2010 Movie Awards. His performance was so strong that if he does win, he will be the first singer-from-an-idol-group-turned-actor to win one. And boy do I want him to win!

Hey Clint Eastwood! Hire Choi in your next movie!!!

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News Bits: 8/25/10 Edition

Jung Il Woo and Uhm Tae Woong will both be holding fan meetings. Jung will have his in Seoul next month on his birthday, and then a Japanese fan meeting in November. Uhm will have his this weekend in Osaka, Japan. Don’t the two of them look so fine?!

It’s been rumored – or confirmed, depending on how much you want to believe the sources – that UEE and Park Shin Hye are going to cameo in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Both appeared previously in You’re Beautiful. The episodes that they’re going to appear in is supposed to be this week’s (tonight’s and tomorrow’s). Let’s wait and see!

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