Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #26: I’m Not a Robot

One of the things about Korean television that I enjoy is the fact that they have no fear about going into a series and saying, "One season, one story.  Done."  In English-speaking television, this is rare enough to snag alternative titles like "miniseries" or "limited engagement".  For Korean TV, it's pretty much the norm.  They… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #26: I’m Not a Robot

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #25: Happy (BTS) New Year!

If you were watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, then you watched BTS hit a worldwide scale of exposure.  Rocking two insanely well-choreographed performances, their hashtag, #BTSxRockinEve, actually went on to completely obliterate the show's original hashtag on Twitter. Yes, BTS is going to take over the world. “i can now see why people like bts”… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #25: Happy (BTS) New Year!

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #24: Top 5 SHINee Songs–You Did Well, Jonghyun

If you weren't already aware, one of SHINee's band members, Jonghyun, committed suicide on Monday.  While I could spend today's blog post using Jonghyun's early death (he was my age, 27-years-old) as a step-off to discussing the notoriously strict and high-pressure environment of the Korean entertainment industry, I think I'd rather look at the shining… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #24: Top 5 SHINee Songs–You Did Well, Jonghyun

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #20: Barefooted Youth

I've been watching Korean dramas again--taking a break from binging Riverdale--and I fell upon one that surprised me with how fantastic it is.  I'll probably binge the rest of the series tonight and talk about it for tomorrow's Watch Wednesday, but for today I want to talk about the music of the series. Titled Go Back Couple,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #20: Barefooted Youth

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #19: Tight Race for Best Song in the 2017 Melon Awards

Only in its eighth year, the Melon Music Awards is an annual major music awards show held in South Korea.  Judging criteria for the awards involves judge scores as well as digital sales, but a good chunk of the determining vote goes to online voting. The polls for the 2017 Melon Awards have barely been open… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #19: Tight Race for Best Song in the 2017 Melon Awards

Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #2: The Military is for the Good-Looking

I love Watch Wednesday.  My friends and family (specifically my little brother) have probably had enough with my constant nerd film or TV suggestions, which is quickly followed up with, "HAVE YOU WATCHED IT YET?!" So, yeah, it's good to have this blog to come and type out why great shows are so legit.  This… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #2: The Military is for the Good-Looking

Manga Monday

Manga Monday #2: Webtoons and the South Korean ‘Inside Out’

In our first Manga Monday, we touched on how manga--basically Japanese comic books, if you forgot--has branched out all around Asia.  South Korea has has taken their manhwa one step further by slapping those puppies online. What originally began as scanning in and posting in-print manhwa for online consumption, later became a huge hub of online-only publications… Continue reading Manga Monday #2: Webtoons and the South Korean ‘Inside Out’