Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review:// Scholar Who Walks the Night


Kim Sung Yeol (Lee Jun Ki) is a vampire who has been searching 120 years for the secret method for defeating the tyrannical vampire Gwi who controls the palace. Jo Yang Sun (Lee Yoo Bi) is a bookseller who was raised as a boy and continues to disguise herself to earn a living for her family. Fate brings them together in a bloody quest to save the country.

The Good:  The storyline and characters were interesting, and even though it didn't reach its full potential, the drama was enjoyable to watch. It offered political intrigue, romance, mystery, horror, and the very beautiful Lee Soo Hyuk as Gwi.

The Bad:  The leads did quite a bit of over-acting. It may have been the director pushing them to open their eyes wider and deepen their expressions; a bit distracting, but forgivable. However, with the exception of Gwi, the vampires made such exaggerated grimaces and rolling of their eyes that it looked comical. Director Lee Sung Joon of The Moon Embracing the Sun fame, does not have experience with supernatural or horror productions and it shows.

Jin Se Yun was originally offered the role of Jo Yang Sun, and I think she would have done a better job. Yang Sun is an earnest woman with a child-like sense of wonder. Lee Yoo Bi portrayed her as not just child-like, but as if she were a child. Despite that, there was some chemistry between the leads, however, I kept wondering how in the world a grown man could fall in love with someone who seemed 10 years old.

The ending was lukewarm, evoking no real emotion after all that build up. The last scene seemed to be thrown in as an afterthought that had no explanation. I was expecting more from writer Jang Hyun Joo who previously worked on Coffee Prince and Paradise Ranch.

Though there were a lot of negatives, the drama was visually beautiful, the cast of side characters was lovable, and the story was interesting enough to carry me through to the end.

Scholar Who Walks the Night is based on the manhwa Bameul Geotneun Sunbi written by Jo Joo Hee, and wonderfully drawn by Han Seung Hee. Unfortunately it is not licensed in English and there are no scanlations available. I would love to be able to read it and compare the storyline with the drama.


Happy Birthday December Week 4!

22

Danny Ahn (formerly of G.O.D)
Park Joon Hyung
Sungyong (TOUCH)

23

Jaehyo (Block B)
Kang Sung
No Young Kook
Sanghoon (100%)
Yeo Wook Hwan

24

Aiba Masaki (Arashi)
Park Sang Jo
QL (BTL)

25

Ahn Nae Sang
Choi Kwon
Kim Dong Hyun
Kim Joon Ho

26

Ahn Jung Hoon
Chaejin (MYNAME)
Haru (M.Pire)
Ji Sang Ryul
Jo Jung Suk
Lee Jae Hwang
Oguri Shun

27

Choi Seung Kyeong
Jung Seung Ho
Jung Yoo Suk
Ok Taek Yeon (2PM)

28

Choi Soo Jong
Choi Woong
He Mike (He Jun Xiang)
Kim Hyung Il

29

Lee Hwi Jae
Lee Young Joon

30

Han Ki Won
Han Ki Woong
Jisoo (Seventeen)
K. Will
V (BTS)
Yoon Da Hoon

31

Im Hyun Shik
Nam Sung Jin

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy Birthday December Week 3!

15

Choi Jae Won
Go In Bum
Jo Young Jin
Kim Hak Joon
Lee Jae Yoon
Park Kwi Soon
Steve Yoo
Xiah Junsu (JYJ)
Yun Joon Suk

16

Baek Bong Ki
Kidoh (Topp Dogg)
Oh Tae Kyung
Park Seo Joon

17

Hyun Jung (TYKEYS)
Jang Ji Woo
Kil Yong Woo
Kim Bo Kang
Lee Jae Jin (F.T. Island)
Park Young Tae
Sooyoon (Royal Pirates)
Sungjoon (Boy's Republic)

18

Jo Kyung Hoon
Jo Sang Goo

19

Kim Jong Jin
Kim Kwang Gyu
Kwon Byung Gil
Lee Un
Yong Joon Hyung (B2ST)

20

Hwang In Deok
Hyukjin (100%)
Jang Hyuk
T.K. (C-Clown)
Yoon Kye Sang

21

Bobby (iKON)
Han Seung Hyun
Hyungtae (Busker Busker)
Kim Hyuk

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Review:// Masked Prosecutor


Ha Dae Chul (Joo Sang Wook) is a prosecutor in a corrupt justice system where criminals use the law to escape punishment. By night we wears a mask to right the wrongs that would otherwise go unresolved.  Yoo Min Hee (Kim Sun Ah) is the crime division chief at the Gangham Police Station who finds herself bumping heads with the seemingly shallow prosecutor. Consequently, she also happens to be his first love; a one-sided love, for the most part.

The Good:  This drama boasts an excellent cast, each actor perfectly suited for their role. Joo Sang Wook and Kim Sun Ah have good chemistry together, delivering a satisfying sense of push and pull. There is intrigue, as our leads both have family issues that are tied into the main plot. The bad guys are unconscionably bad, and powerful as well. This is balanced with comedy and an adorable bromance.

The Bad:  The writing could use a lot of improvement. The police work was sloppy, making everyone look incompetent enough that it was a distraction. Although the threads of the story came together neatly, it was presented in a very straightforward, one-dimensional way. There wasn't a sense of multi-layered storytelling or emotional development. As for the culmination of the romance, it was anti-climactic to be sure. At the end (pardon me for being sexist) I thought to myself: a man wrote this. So I checked, and yes, Choi Jin Won was responsible for the flat writing and lack of romantic satisfaction. He is also the writer for another big disappointment of mine, Big Man.

I was going to rate Masked Prosecutor a six, but gave it an extra half point just because the actors really pulled through and made their characters shine despite the script. Not just the leads, but the entire cast performed well. 


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy Birthday December Week 2!

08

Inagaki Goro (SMAP)
Jo Sung Kyu
Yeon Kyu Jin

09

Bae Soo Bin
Choi Min Ho (SHINee)
Han Sang Jin
Heechul (ZE:A)
Ki Tae Young

10

Kwon Hyung Joon
Park Se Joon (SPEED)

11

J:eta (AlphaBAT)
Jo Dong Hyuk
Jung Man Shik
Lee do Hyun
Ohn Joo Wan
Ryu (Mr. Mr)
Song Jae Hee

12

David McInnis
Dok Go Young Jae
Im Jong Yoon
Lee Kyung Young
Seung Ri (Big Bang)
Shin Seung Hwan

13

Go Se Won
Joo Ah Sung
Kim Jung Tae
Won Tae Hee

14

B-Bomb (Block B)
Choi Won Hong
Lee Sun Ho
Onew (SHINee)
Shin Gook

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Birthday December Week 1!

01

Byun Woo Min
Im Si Wan (ZE:A)
Lee Tae Woo

02

Choi Sung Gook
Kim Do Hyun
Yoonhak (Supernova)

03

Baek Joon Ki
Kim Hyung Gon (A-JAX)
Kim Jung Woon
Peter (One Way)

04

Jin (BTS)
Red (M.Pire)

06

Ryu Dam

07

Choi Sung Min (SPEED)
Kang Ji Hoo
Ryu Tae Joon
Shin Min Soo
Teo (Lunafly)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Birthday November Week 4!

25

Jude (Big Star)
Kevin (U-Kiss)
Kim Sun Hyuk
Lee Dong Shin
Shin Dong Ki
Shin Dong Woo

26

Kang Shin Il
Kim Kyung Nam
Lee Ji Oh
Min Wook
Ohno Satoshi (Arashi)
Yoon Chan

27

Chanyeol (EXO-K)
Hyesung (Shinhwa)
Jung Eun Chan
Lee Tae Gon

28

Daniel Henney
Jung Sun Il
Park Sun Woo
Song Kyung Il (History)
Yoo Joon Sang

29

Changjae (Mr.Mr)
Chung Jung Myung
Ji Hyun Woo
Lee Min Hyuk (BtoB)
Lee Sang Kil
Taguchi Junnosuke (KAT-TUN)

30

Im Chang Jung
Lee Joo Suk
Ryu Seung Ryong

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy Birthday November Week 3!

15

Kang In Duk
Kim C
Kim Roe Ha

16

Changjo (Teen Top)
Park Hyungsik (ZE:A)
Ryu Jin

17

Aiji (LM.C)
Sungje (Supernova)
Yugyeom (Got7)

18

Choi Jae Sung
Jang Hyo Jin
Jin Young (B1A4)
Yoon Park

19

DJ Tukutz (Epik High)
Hyunjun (SMASH)

20

Han Jung Soo
Nuri (F.I.X.)
Pan Yu Geol
Seyong (MYNAME)
Yan Aaron (Yan Ya Lun)(Fahrenheit)

21

Dongwan (Shinhwa)
Kim Dong Wan
No Hyung Wook
Park Hae Soo

22

Ahn Yong Joon
Dongwoo (Infinite)
Eunkwang (BtoB)
Jihun (Seventeen)
Jung Jin
Wonjun (Boy's Republic)

23

Jonghwan (100%)
Kang Chang Mook
Kim Kyung Shik
L. Joe (Teen Top)
Shin Sung Rok

24

Kwon Oh Joong

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Happy Birthday November Week 2!

09

Han Yun
Kim Hyuk
Lee Chan
Se7en

10

Chen "Calvin" Yi Ru (Fahrenheit)
Leo (VIXX)
Park Joon Mok
Won Bin

11

Choi Min Hwan (F.T. Island)
Huh Jung Min
Kang Yi Suk
Kim Young Choon
Oh Hyun Kyung
Oh Jae Moo
Park Joon Hyuk

12

Jun Chang Gul

13

Kimura Takyua (SMAP)
Lee Dae Yeon
Lee Il Jae
Lee Moon Shik
Maeng Se chang

14

Ahn Byung Kyung
Park Jung Hak

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Birthday November Week 1!

01

Ahn Suk Hwan
Jang Seo Woon
Kim Sun Woong (Touch)
Park GunHyung
Park Shin Yang

02

Kim Byung Gi
Yoon Seo Hyun

03

Han Suk Kyu
Jun Young Bin
Ren (NU'EST)
Youngsaeng (SS501)

04

C.A.P (Teen Top)
So Ji Sub
T.O.P (Big Bang)

05

Geonil (Supernova)
Jang Won Young
Jin Sung
Jo Min Ki
Jo Sung Ha
Kim Young Min
Park Gun Il
Park Jung Chul
Song Kyung Chul
Tanaka Koki (INKT, formerly of KAT-TUN)

06

Jung Byung Hee (formerly of MBLAQ)
Kris (EXO-M)
Kwon Hae Hyo
Lee Dong Wook
Lee Woo Suk
Yun Jung Hoon

07

Choi Min
Ji Il Joo
Myungho (Seventeen)
Park Wan Kyu (formerly of Boohwal)
Yoon Bong Gil

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Birthday October Week 4!

21

Hong Il Kwon
Jo Byung Ki
Lee Jong Soo
Na Han Il

22

B.I (iKON)
Chance (One Way)
Jun Ji Hoo
Yoon jong Hwa

23

Kim Il Do (2000 Won)
Lee Ki Woo
Lee Seung Yup
Lee Sung Yong
Seo In Gook
Seungyub (A-JAX)
Shin Won Ho (Cross Gene)

24

Jung Ki Sung
Lee Jung
Uhm Hyo Sup

25

Jung Yoo Geun
Lee Jung Ho

26

Jang Suk Hyun
Kim Dong Hee

27

Daegun (F.CUZ)
Hong Kyung In
Kim Sang Soon
Lee Joong Moon

28

Choi Hyun Woo
Choi Woo Hyuk
Park Chil Young
Park Young Jin
Shin Hyun Joon

29

Hwang Chan Bin
Lee Ji Hoon
Maboos (Elecctroboyz)
Maeng Sang Hoon

30

Kang Dong Yup

31

Hojoon (Topp Dogg)
Im Ha Ryong
Jang Tae Hoon
Son Jin Young

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Birthday October Week 3!

14

Cha In Pyo
Im Je Noh
Kang Ki Young
Kwon Oh min
Sam (Lunafly)

15

Donghae (Super Junior)
Jo Hyung Ki
Lee Dong Hae
Park Dong bin
Seungjin (A-JAX)
Yun Jong Shin
Zelo (B.A.P)

16

Choi Dae Chul
Go Joo Won
Jung Jin Young
Lee Chang Joo
Sung Ji Roo
Yang Seung Ho

17

Imai Tsubasa (Tackey & Tsubasa)
Sanchez (PHANTOM)

18

Choi Bum Ho
Kim Hyung Jong
P-Goon (Topp Dogg)
Yum Dong Hun

19

Ha Jae young
Jenissi (Topp Dogg)
Park Sang Min
Ryan (Paran)
Yang Ik Joon

20

Han Seung Hee (Monday Kiz)
Im Yoon ho
Jung Sung Mo
Kim Woong
Lee Kwan Hoon
Lee Young Bum
Oh Yong

21

Hong Il Kwon
Jo Byung Ki
Lee Jong Soo
Na Han Il

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Birthday October Week 2!

08

Baram (Big Star)
Kim Myung Min

09

Lee Chang

10

Ahn Hong Jin
F:ie (AlphaBAT)
Jin Yi Han
Kang Ta
Lee Soon Jae
Park Eun Soo
Wu Chun
Yoon Tae Young

11

Im Won Hee
Kim Byung Ok
Park Kwang Hyun

12

Hero (SMASH)
Seo Kang Joon

13

Go Chang Suk
Jimin (BTS)
Kang Soo Han
Kim Jung Kyoon
Lee Dae Ro
Lee Dong Joon
Park Se Joon

14

Cha In Pyo
Im Je Noh
Kang Ki Young
Kwon Oh Min
Sam (Lunafly)

Friday, October 2, 2015

MV BREAKDOWN:// Got7: 니가 하면 (If You Do)

It's been a while. Mianhaeyo.

JYP's Got7 releases their mini album MAD and the title track is 니가 하면 (If You Do).

This song includes some deep voices, (Jackson... I love you.) and is quite reminiscent of some older 2PM songs. First the whispery, "Why girl?" Spoken intro, the flow of the alternating raps between Mark and Jackson, the whole way the song is composed, I am sure some HOTTEST can agree with me there. We see similarities. But that's ok.

The choreography is tight. Clean and crisp moves with some fancy foot work to top it off right.

The video. They are looking good. They toned down the colors and cutesy-ness with more mature looks for the boys as opposed to the Just Right album's title release. (And I am so thankful for that.). The boys play off serious emotions and destructive ones too. (JR...I love you and the tears you shed. But that art you messed up in the video...that's kindda unforgivable. Whoever drew those works must be pissed. Unless you were the one that was supposed to be the frustrated artist that did them, then you will probably be pissed that you ripped them up after the emotions subside. Get it together.)

I am loving this song and the dance. Check it out below.





Jackson's punching bag scenes with the pink shirt...didn't do him justice. He did look frustrated as hell with each swing but it didn't do it for me. Sooooooo I will leave you guys with Jackson and Kangnam's from M.I.B. with a rendition of a song that I am sure a lot of us know... oh... so... well.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Birthday October Week 1!

01

Jung Joon Ho
Kang Suk Woo
Kang Woo Sung
Lee Hee Do
Lee Jung Gil
Song Il Gook

02

Kim Young Hoon

03

Bae Han Sung
Kim Joo Hyuk

04

Go Soo
Hyeonsang (LEDApple)
Ilhoon (BtoB)
Joo Ho
Junghan (Seventeen)
Kim Joon Sung
Ueda Tatsuya (KAT-TUN)

05

Chunji (Teen Top)
Kim Young Jae
Song Jong Ho
Song Seung Hun

06

Park Jin Soo
Ryu Shi Won
Seo Hoo
Yoo Ah In

07

Changbum (100%)
Cheon Doong (Thunder)
Ikuta Toma
Jung Chan Woo
Lay (EXO-M)
Youngsuk (SMASH)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Happy Birthday September Week 4!

22

G.low (K-Much)
Goo Seung Hyun
Jr. (JJ Project, GOT7)

23

Key (SHINee)

24

Choi Jong Hwan
Do Ji Han
Taeil (Block B)

25

Dan Woo
Hyun Bin
Maru (C-Clown)

26

Jinwoo (Winner)
Kim Byung Se

27

Jang Tae Sung
Kim Joo Young
Yano (Topp Dogg)

28

Shingdong (Super Junior)

29

Hongbin (VIXX)

30

Kan (F.CUZ)

28

Ahn Do Gyu
Jun Moo Song

29

Hong Bin
Jang Kwang

30

Choi Sung Min
Joo Won

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Happy Birthday September Week 3!

15

Jerry (M.Pire)
Jo Jae Yoon
Jungshin (C.N. Blue)

17

J Yoon (M.C. the Max)
Jang Hang Joon
Kang Sung Pil
Kim Jae Ho (History)
Youngjae (GOT7)

19

Hojin (Sweet Sorrow)

20

Ahn Jae Mo
Kim Min Soo

21

Chen (EXO-M)
Choi Joo Bong

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Birthday September Week 2!

07

Lee Hae Young
Lee Pung Woon
Yoon Sun Woo

08

Jongkook (SPEED)
Lee Chang Hoon

09

Lee Hyung Suk
Lee Min Hyuk
Minwoo (ZE:A)
Suh Ji Suk

10

Jang Yi Jeong (History)
Lee Byung Wok
Lee Jung Hun
Wi Yang Ho
Yoon Hong Bin

11

Yoo Oh Sung

12

Kim Yoon Tae
Rap Monster (BTS)

14

Lee Jong Suk
Narimiya Hiroki
Shin Dong Wook
Yoo Seung Mok
Zico (Block B)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Birthday September Week 1!

01

Jung Kook (BTS)

02

Moon (Royal Pirates)
Na Sung Kyoon

03

Hyunseung (B2ST)
Kim Young Pil
Lee Ki Yeol
Sungjong (Infinite)
Yang Jin Woo

04

Doka (BTL)
Mark (Got7)
MC Mong
Nakamaru Yuichi (KAT-TUN)
Ryang Ha
Ryang Hyun

05

Baro (B1A4)
Lee Do Hyun
Ryu Soo Young

06

Rome (C-Clown)

07

Lee Hae Young
Lee Pung Woon
Yoon Sun Woo

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Let's Take it Slow, VIXX LR

Ravi and Leo delivered a stunning performance for Beautiful Liar.  Judging by the numerous reaction videos of fangirls getting their minds blown, it was too much for everyone to process on their first, second, or third viewing.  Ahh, if only these delicious scenes weren't flashing by so fast!  And thus began a two day adventure in re-learning how to edit videos...


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Birthday August Week 4!

22

Hwang Byung Gook

23

Chun Bo Geun
Kim Ha Kyoon
Kim Jin
Kim Jung Min
Lee Sang Jae

24

Ahn Kil Kang
TaeHee (M.Pire)
Wang Dong Chen (Jiro Wang, Fahrenheit)
Yesung (Super Junior)

25

Hoon Ki
Hwang Kwang Hee (ZE:A)
Lee Sang Woo
Son Byung Ho

26

Lee Ki Young

27

Kang nNam Gil
Kim Myung Soo
Lee Sung Yeol
Park Myung Soo
Sungyeol (Infinite)

28

Choi Myung Kyung
Jo Kwon (2AM)
Jun No Min
Kim Tae Yoon
Oh Kwang Rok

29

Cha Jin Hyuk
Bae Yong Jun
Dennis Oh
In Gyo Jin
Jo Hee Bong

30

Kim Dong Yoon
Matsumoto Jun

31

Jung Kyung Ho
Lee Il Min
Park Hyung Joon

Monday, August 17, 2015

MV Reaction:// LR: Leo and Ravi (VIXX) Beautiful Liar

KpopTokki invited me to do a video reaction with her. Here is our reaction to Leo and Ravi's subunit release "Beautiful Liar."



Included in the video, you will find information on a giveaway brought to you by KpopNote and The One Shots. INFG will be having a giveaway soon as well with out friends from KpopNote so stay tuned.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy Birthday August Week 3!

15

Jun Hyun
Jung Heung Chae
Kim Chul Ki
Kim Jae Seung
Lee Sang Yoon
Min Joon Hyun
Park Chul
Park Young Jin

16

Kang Eun Tak
Lee Won Jae
Niel (Teen Top)
Yeo Hoon Min (U-KISS)

17

Kang Dong Ho
Seo Bum Suk
Yang Han Yeol
Yoo Seung Ho

18

Choi Phillip
G-Dragon (BIG BANG)
Go Young Bin
Nakai Masahiro (SMAP)

19

Bae Sung Jong
Choi Yong Min
Dongjin (Seventeen)
Jun Jin (Shinhwa)
No Joo Hyun

20

Haha
Jo Gyu Chul
Jung Jae Hwan
Kim Hak Chul

21

Kim Ki Bum (Super Junior)
Lee Shi Hwan
Lee Yong Joo
Seunghyun (F.T.Island)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Happy Birthday August Week 2!

08

Bang Joong Hyun
Jang Yong
Jay Kim (The TRAX)
Jung Ho Bin
S.Coups (Seventeen)

09

Jun Q (MYNAME)
Minhyun (NU'EST)
Rasa (LC9)
Yamashita Tomohisa

10

Gong hyung Jin
Jung Eun Woo
Kim Jung Wook
Kyumin (LEDApple)
Lee Kwang Ki

11

Julien Kang
Yoo Yun Suk

12

Lee Hyun Jae (E.D.E.N.)

13

Kim In Moon
Mizushima Hiro
Yoo Ji Tae

14

Gongchan (B1A4)
Heo Joon Ho
Jo Jae Wan
Kim Min Sang
Oh Ji Ho
Seo Do Young

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy Birthday August Week 1!

01

Ahn Sang Tae
Gohn (Topp Dogg)
Hoik (AA)
Jang Dong Jik
Kim Kwang Min
Kim Nam Jin

02

1Kyne (Electroboyz)
Heo Hyun Ho
Kang Seo Joon
Robin (BTL)

03

Brad (Busker Busker)
Kim Hyung Joon (SS501)
Lee Byung Joon
Yoon Gi Won

04

Jang Geun Suk
Jung Jin
Kim Seung Wook
Lee Kyu Han

05

Choi Won Joon
Jung Dong Hwan
Kang Yo Hwan
Kwon Sang Woo
Lee Suk Joon
Max (BTL)

06

E:psilon (AlphaBAT)
Kim Sang Joong

07

Jo Jae Hyuk

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Birthday July Week 4!

25

In Sung
Kim Seung Soo
Yang Ohn Yoo

26

Im Chae Hong
Jung Joon Won
Kim Han Kil (M.I.B.)
Lee Dong Gun
Myung Kye Nam
Shin Sung Woo

27

Jo Yoon Woo
Shin Ki Joon

28

Hong Hyun Ki
Jisu (DMTN)
Jo In Sung
Kim Heung Ki
Lee In Sung
Lee Min Woo
Minwoo (Shinhwa)

29

Jang Yoo Joon (I the Tri Top's)
Jungwook (F.I.X.)
Kim Byung Man
Kim dong Wook
Yoohwan (SPEED)
Yoon Ji Hoo

30

Ha In Soo
Jaehun (HITT)
Juntaek (HITT)
Maya (LM.C)
Uram (HITT)

31

Lee Jong Hyuk
Lee Sang Won
No Min Woo (Boyfriend)
Sam Hammington
Yoon Young Joon
Park Byung Ho

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Happy Birthday July Week 3!

15

Cha do Jin
Heejae (CHAOS)
Kim Jae Hyun (N.Flying)
Kim Dong Yoon
Lee Seung Woo

16

Kim Woo Bin

17

Jang Hyun sung
Kim Jin woo
Wonwoo (Seventeen)

18

Joo Sang Wook
Lee Tae Min (SHINee)
Lee Young Hoo
Park Chan Hwan
Yoo Jae Ryang

19

Kim Il woo

20

Jin Goo
Lee Joo Seung
YuA (BTL)

21

Baekho (NU'EST)
Choi Sang Hak
Eun Won Jae
Jun Gook Hwan
Jung Ji Soon

22

Choi Chang Yub
Do Han
Hyunmin (The BOSS)
Jun Joon Hyuk
Jung Sung Hwan
Kang Do Han
Kim Yun Woo
Tablo (Epik High)

23

Kang Sung Min
Lee Eun Soo
Sun Woo Jae Duk
Won Sang Yun

24

Kim Min Joon
Kim Sang Ho
Nichkhun (2PM)
Tak Jae Hoon

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MV BREAKDOWN:// GOT7: Just Right

The boys of Got7 releases the MV for "Just Right". It's the first single of their 3rd Mini Album of the same name.

The official teaser for the single was released a few days ago. It shows a sad little girl scrubbing the hell out of her face with those electric face scrubber things. (I don't know,I am not girly enough to know the proper term for what I am sure can just be called a face scrubber thing.) Then the screen flashes with bright colors and bodiless members of Got7. Their heads floating and bopping around to repetitive and sporadic bursts of sounds that gives you a taste of the playfulness to come during the full MV.



Not too long after that, they release a video as a mini album spoiler. Check out some snippets from the album here.

"Just Right" is an upbeat song containing vibrant colors and cute choreography. The song also has a great message. You're beautiful the way you are.

If Got7 says that they love you just the way you are, then it's gotta be true. I am sure IGOT's are loving this.

Watch the video below.



Got7's "Just Right" Mini Album is set to be released July 13th.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy Birthday July Week 2!

08

Kyung (Block B)
Suh Hyun Suk

09

Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (SMAP)
Lee Hae Woo

10

Gong Yoo
Kim Hee Chul (Super Junior)
Park Byung Hoon
Park Hwi Soon
Sung Joon

11

Joo Min Mo
Jung Yoo Chan
Kim Kang Woo
Kimchi (AA)
Lee Chul Min
Park Hyuk Kwon

12

Cha Hun (N. Flying)
Lee Byung Hun
Marco

13

Jinon (F.CUZ)

14

Lee Kwang Soo
song Ki Yoon

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday July Week 1!

01

Ahn Jae Hyun
Jung Myung Hwan
Lee Dae Keun
Lee Hyun Joon
Lee Teuk (Super Junior)
Yun Je Wook

02

Chae Gun
Jo Seung Hyun (JACE)
Kwon Hyun Sang
Yoojoon (Tritops)

03

Hong Yo Seob
Lee Shi Un
Park Jin Woo
Son Kwang Up
Yoon Bo Hyun

04

Akanishi Jin
Dari (DMTN)
Gackt
Joo Min Soo
Lee Je Hoon
Yoon Doo Joon (BEAST)

05

C:ode (AlphaBAT)
Hyuk (VIXX)
Ji Chang Wook
Jung Woon Taek
Lee Hyuk Jae
Lee Il Woong
Yun Woo Jin

06

Park Joo Hyung
Seo jin Wook

07

Cha Seung Won
Choi Tae Joon
Eddy (JJCC)
Kim Bum
Sangmin (Cross Gene)
Yang Young Joon

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Birthday June Week 4!

22

Hyunsun (CHAOS)
Jung Yong Hwa (C.N. BLUE)
Lee Min Ho
Sazal Kim
Yoon Chul Hyung

23

Kim Young Chul
Seo Han
Seol Won Do

24

Ji Jin Hee
Jung Jae Woo (Every Single Day)
Kim Dae Hee
Kim Kyung Jin
Nichkhun (2PM)
Park Jae Jung

25

Rain
Yoon Joo Sang

26

Choi Kyu Hwan
Lee Pil Mo

27

Ji Hoo
Kim Bo Sung
Lee Won Geun
Park Joon Gyu
Son Ho Joon

28

Ato (K-Much)
Choi Jae Woong
Daehyun (B.A.P)
Jung Gyeo Woon
Kang Min Hyuk (C.N. BLUE)
Karam (The BOSS)
Kim Jung Hyun
Kim Young Bae
Lee Min Ho
Mika (The BOSS)
Oh Hyun Chul

29

Dong Ho (U-KISS)
Kwon Yool
Lee Hee Joon
Seo Bum Shik
Son Seung Won

30

Cha Hak Yun (VIXX)
Jo Jae Hyun
Jun Jae Hyung
Simba (JJCC)
Song Se Hyun

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday June Week 3!

15

Choi Bool Am
Hansol (Topp Dogg)
Kang Jung Woo (The TRAX)
Oh Dal Soo
Soonyoung (Seventeen)
Sungmo (Supernova)

16

CNU (B1A4)
Park Bo Gum

17

Jo Han Sun
Lee Han Wie

18

AO (LC9)
Kang Suk Jung
Taehun (ZE:A)
Tey (Mr.Mr)
Yoo Song Geun

19

Kim Kyung Ho
Kyung Joon
Shin Ki Hyun

20

Jang Se Jin
Kang Tae Oh

21

Lee Gun
Lee Jae Won
Park Woo Chun
Ryeowook (Super Junior)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Birthday June Week 2!

07

Park Geun Hyung

08

Byun Hee Bong
JR (NU'EST)
Park Jae Hoon
Raehyun (F.CUZ)
Yoo Seung Bong

09

Baek Jae Jin
Changhyun (SHU-I)
Hyungseong (Boyfriend)
James (Royal Pirates)
Jang Se Hyun
Kim Kwang Sik
Na Seung Ho
Sean Richard
Song Ye Dam
Song Ye Joon
Sung Joon

10

Baek Il Sub
Hwang Gun
Jun (Seventeen)
Jun In Taek
Kim Dong Hyun
Lee Jae Woo

11

Go Kyung Pyo
Heo Joon Suk
Kim Dong Gun
Kim Hyuk

12

Kwak Jung Wook
Park Hyo Joon
Ryu Duk Hwan

13

Im Young Pil
Jihyuk (Supernova)
Jun Min Hyuk (M.C. the Max)
Kim Byung Choon
Nam Da Reum

14

Hong Soon Chang
Jun Hae Ryong
Kim Hyun Chul
Kim Jung Do
Lee In
Park Hae Joon
Suh Jae Kyung

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happy Birthday June Week 1!

01

Kim Hong Pyo
Kim Sang Kyung
Lee Do Kyung
Lee Jang Woo
Woosang (AA)
Yang dong Geun

02

Song Dae Kwan
Wang Suk Hyun

03

Kang Han Byul
T.O (M.Pire)

04

AJ (U-Kiss)
Park Yoo Chun (JYJ)

05

I:ota (AlphaBAT)
J-HYO (LC9)
Kim Dong Soo
Yoo Tae Woong

06

Dongwoon (B2ST)
Kim Hyun Joong (SS501)

07

Kim Seung Min
Park Geun Hyung

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday May Week 4!

22

Jang Ki Bum
Kim Moo Yul
Suho (EXO-K)

23

A-Tom (Topp Dogg)
Baek In Chul
Kim Sung Soo
Kwon Min
Son Jong Bum

24

Han Min
Kim Young Ho
Kwon Tae Ho
Prince Mak (JJCC)
Yeo Eui Joo
Yoo Tae Woong

25

Ahn Jae Hong
Jae Hee
Jung Han Hun
Kim Sung Hwan
Kim Sung Kyoon
Lee Jung Jin

26

Choi Jin Ho
Lee Philip
Shin Pyo

28

Jun Jin Seo
Moon Sung Geun
Park Chul Min

29

Dok Go Jun
Jo Duk Hyun
No Min Woo (24/7)
Simon (DMTN)
Yeo Ho Min
Yoon Seung Won

30

BornUs (K-Much)
Doyeon (Mr. Mr.)
Im Baek Chun
Jo Yun Woo
Shin Ha Kyun

31

Choi Sung Joon
Im Hyuk
Kim Ki Bang
Lee Soo Hyuk
Son Sung Joon
Sungmin (A-JAX)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Birthday May Week 3!

15

Kim Ki Hyun
Kim Si Hyoung (History)
Lee Jong Hyun (C.N. Blue)
Seo Hyun

16

Baek Seung Do
Beomjun (Busker Busker)
Joo Ji Hoon
Jung Suk Won
Lee Kye In

17

Allen (BTL)
Choi Jung Woo
Han Tae Soo
Kim Ik
Kim Tae Hyung (E.D.E.N.)
Kwak Do Won
Oh Dae Gyu

18

Im Joo Hwan
Moon Sung Nam (Every Single Day)
Sung Woo Jin
Taeyang (BIG BANG)

19
Bong Tae Kyu
Jung Min
Kim Heung Soo

20

B:eta  (AlphaBAT)
Hayong (HITT)
Kim Young Joon
Maeng Ho Rim

21

Aron (NU'EST)
Lee Jae Hoon

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday May Week 2!

07

Kim Soo Ro
Lee Jin Sung

08

H:eta (AlphaBAT)
Kim Jin Seong
Kim Yong Gun
Lee Duk Hwa
Lee Sang Yeob
Shin Sung Il

09

Jo Hyun Jae
Jungwoo (SPEED)
Kim Ji Hoon
Lee Dal Hyung
Park Sun Ho

10

Im Hyung Joon
Jo Dal Hwan
Kim Yoo Bin
Taehyun (Winner)

11

D:elta (AlphaBAT)
Im Seul Ong
Jung Jin Gak
Kim Dae Sung
Moon Se Yoon
Seulong (2AM)
Taewoon (SPEED)
Youngjun (LEDApple)

13

Jo Han Chul
Kim Sung Kyum
Minkyu (SMASH)

14

Baek Ga
Hyunjun (HITT)
Im Joon Hyuk
Nam Myung Ryul
San Cheong (JJCC)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday May Week 1!

01

Changmin (2AM)
Choi Jung Won
Kwak Yong Hwan
Park Hae Jin
Seogoong (Topp Dogg)

02

BamBam (Got7)
Go Kyu Pil
Jin Hyuk
Jung Bo Suk
Jung Jin Woon (2AM)
Shim Ji Ho
Tao (EXO-M)
Yook Sung Jae (BtoB)

03

Kwon Yong woon
Lee Hae Neul
Seo Dong Hyun
Yoon Yong Hyun

04

Ahn Jae Min
Kim Seung Hwan

05

Jung Seung Kyo
Kim Ho Jin
Lee Seung Hyo
Siwoo (C-Clown)
Uhm Do Hyun

06

Baekhyun (EXO-K)
K (N.O.M)
Kim Kyung Bum
Lee Hoon
Shin Hyun Sup

07

Kim Soo Ro
Lee Jin Sung

Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday April Week 4!

25

Jung Woo
Park Jae Bu

26

DaeSung (BIG BANG)

27

Hyoseok (LEDApple)
Hyungmoon (Tritops)
Sung Dong Il

28

Sunggyu (Infinite)

29

Chanyong (100%)
Hyojun (A-JAX)
Moon Yong Suk

30

Jung Yoon Suk
Na Yoon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday April Week 3!

15

Kim Min Kyo
Kim Min Su (Boy's Republic)
Kim Suk Hoon
Kim Tae Woo
Lee Yong Woo
Yoon Hyun Min

16

Kim Jae Wook (TOUCH)
Yohan (N.O.M)

17

Baek Seung Hwan
Jung Dong Ha
Lee Joon Ki
Sung Si Kyung
Yook Cheol Min (TOUCH)

18

Kwak Hee Sung (E.D.E.N.)
Lee Jong Bak
Oh Ji Hun
Go Myung Hwan
Hyun Suk
Song Young Kyu

19

Jung Ui Chul
Kim Duk Hyun
Kim Him Chan (B.A.P)
Kim Hyun Joon
Ray (C-Clown)
Seo Hyun Chul


20

Choi Min Yong
Hwang Chan Woo
Kyosong (LEDApple)
Luhan (EXO-M)

21

Bae Do Hwan
Im Hyun Sung
Kangjun (C-Clown)
Ki Ji Suk
Kim Ki Bok
Kim Min Chan
Lee Sang In
Lee Tae Sung
Yoo Hyun Soo

22

Kim Kwang Soo (Supernova)
Lee Jung Hyuk
Lee Soo (M.C. the Max)
Oh Min Suk
Park Chul Ho
Yang Hyun Woo

23

Lee Bo Hyun
Cha Jae Dol

24

Jo Young Min (Boyfriend)
Jo Kwang Min (Boyfriend)
Kim Sung Tae
Nakta (Topp Dogg)
Son Chang Min
Suh Joon Young

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy Birthday April Week 2!

08

Bang Joong Hyun
Jang Yong
Jay Kim
Jung Ho Bin
Kim Jong Hyun (SHINee)

09

U-Kwon (Block B)
Yamashita Tomohisa

10

Gong Hyung Jin
Jung Eun Woo
Kim Jung Wook
Lee Kwang Ki

11

Julien Kang
Yoo Yun Suk

12

Lee Hyun Jae
Oh Se Hun (EXO-K)

13

Mizushima Hiro
Yoo Ji Tae

14

Heo Joon Ho
Jo Jae Wan
Kim Hyo Bin (2000 Won)
Kim Min Sang
Oh Ji Ho
Seo Do Young

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy Birthday April Week 1!

Check for your Aries biases!

01

Jung Hae In
Lee Dong Lim  (DMTN)
Lee Joon Hyuk
No Young Hak
Park Sung Min
Yoo In Suk


02

Kim Jae Wook  (Walrus)
Seo Jae Hyung  (A-JAX)
Shin Jae Ha

03

King  (LC9)
Park Jung Min  (SS501)

04

Eun Hyuk  (Super Junior)
Jung Ui Kap
Kim Jin Ho
Seo Dong Won
Tei
Young Sky (One Way)

05

Kim Jae Man
Lee Joo Hyun
Park Sang Won
Uhm Tae Woong

06

Ken  (VIXX)
Kim Kyu Chul
Kim Min Gyu (Seventeen)
Lee Yoo Jin

07

Choi Si Won  (Super Junior) (officially registered on Feb 10)
Heo Tae Hee
Jeon Joon Hong
Jung Han Tae (PHANTOM)
Kim Dong Suk
Song Woo Jin  (Sweet Sorrow)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday March Babies!

Spring cleaning is on the agenda and there's not enough time in the day to make individual birthday pics, so here are your March birthdays - check for your bias(es)!

10

Mir  (MBLAQ)
Insoo  (MYNAME)
Peniel  (BtoB)
Lee Gun Joo
Song Jae Ho

11

Soohyun  (U-Kiss)
Ha Jung Woo

12

Sunwoo  (Boy's Republic)
Name Goong Min
Nam Kyung Eup

13

Eli (U-Kiss)
L  (Infinite)
E.co  (JJCC)
Kiggen  (PHANTOM)
Lee Joon Hyuk
Kim Nam Gil

14

Han Jin Hee
Kim Jong Moon
Park Ji Bin

15

Juwon  (AA)
Jin  (Mr. Mr)
Jun Seung Bin
Jun Ah Min
Kang Eui Shik
Lee Jung Jae
Yang Jae Sung
Lee Min Woo
Kim Ik Tae

16

Baek Yoon Shik
Ji Yoon Ho
Park Yong Woo
Lee Jae Po
Hyun Woo Sung

17

Jung Kyung Ho

18

Takuya  (Cross Gene)
Kwon Tae Won
Jung Joon Ha

19

Bae Jung Nam
Kim Rae Won
Kwak Dong Yun

20

Casper  (Cross Gene)
Sandeul  (B1A4)
Lumin  (M.Pire)
Jung Woo Sung
Yoo In Chon
Kang Ji Hwan

21

Baek Do Bin
Shin Hyun Tak
Jo Kyung Hwan
Lee Jae Yong
Sato Takeru

22

Jisu  (BTL)
Oh Song  (F.I.X.)
Choi Suk Jin
Oh Song
Shin Tae Hoon
Park Min Woo
Do Sung Min

23

Kangnam  (M.I.B.)
Jo Kye Hyung
Kim Min Jong
Uhm Ki Joon
Lee Hyun Woo
Jung Tae Woo
Kim Dan Yool
Yang Taek Jo

24

Chakun  (Electroboyz)
Huh Wook
Kim Jin Tae

25

Cha Tae Hyun

26

Xiu Min  (EXO-M)
Oh Won Bin  (F.T. Island)
Kim Seo Kyung
Choi Min Soo
Son Ho Young
Choi Woo Shik

27

Oh Seung Yoon
Lee Ji Hoon
Jung Wun Pyo
Lee Ji Hoon

28

Hoya  (Infinite)
Jackson  (Got7)
Park Kyu Sun

29

Lee Soo
Chae Byung Chan

30

Mino  (Winner)
Kikwang  (B2ST)
Takizawa Hideaki  (Tackey & Tsubasa)

31

Jun Hoe  (iKON)
Yongguk  (B.A.P.)
Taeyang  (CHAOS)
Jay  (The BOSS)
Chae Cang Woo
Seo Tae Hwa
Choi Ryung

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Happy Birthday JDG, Jonghun and Hyunsik!


Happy Birthday to Jang Dong Gun (1972), Choi Jong Hoon (1990) of F.T. Island, and
BtoB's Lim Hyun Sik (1992)!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Ryu Sang Wook


Happy Birthday to Ryu Sang Wook (1985) who went into military service shortly after completing Welcome Rain to My Life in 2012. We are awaiting his comeback!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Sun Gyun and Hong Ki!


Happy Birthday to Lee Sun Gyun (1975) also known as "The Golden Voice", and Lee Hong Ki (1990) of F.T. Island (who Batzy-chan got to see in concert), who we affectionately refer to as Jeremy.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Batzy and Panda's Art Challenge #6

Panda's Entry:


Hint:  This looks nothing like her, however, the hairstyle is the one she wore at the start of her latest drama.


Batzy's Entry:


I would have finished her up but my schedule has been crazy. Sorry for the delay. I am sure you can figure this one out. I am terrible with hints.

Happy Birthday Yoon Kyun Sang!


Happy Birthday to Yoon Kyun Sang (1987), recently seen in Pinocchio, and also having co-starred with Lee Jong Suk in No Breathing.  We hope to see him in a leading role soon!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Kim Kyu Jong


Happy Birthday to Kim Kyu Jong (1987) of SS501!  He finished his military service in July, joined the main cast in a Nov/Dec drama and reunited with two other SS501 members for a concert in January. He doesn't seem to be wasting any time!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to Kame and Kevin!


Happy Birthday to Kamenashi Kazuya (1986) who has already released a movie and a drama this year, both co-starring Fukada Kyoko! And Happy Birthday to Kevin (1988) of ZE:A!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Choi Daniel!


Happy Birthday to Choi Daniel who turns 29 (30 Korean) today! Though he's proven he can play a compelling villain, we hope to see him in rom-com mode again soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Kang Ha Neul and Lee Tae Hwan!


Happy Birthday to Kang Ha Neul (1990) who is long overdue for the Leading Man position in a rom/com, and to Lee Tae Hwan (1995) of 5urprise!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Lee Chun Hee and J-Hope!


Happy Birthday to Lee Chun Hee (1979) who is finally involved in another project; movie, Mutant with Lee Kwang Soo and Park Bo Young. And Happy Birthday to J-Hope (1994) of BTS!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Eric, Jong Hyuk and Soo Hyun!


Happy Birthday to Eric Moon (1979) of Shinhwa, Oh Jong Hyuk (1983) who recently played Ji Ahn's father in Healer, and Kim Soo Hyun (1988)!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Birthday to Shi Hoo, Jong Hoon and Ravi!


Happy Birthday to Park Shi Hoo (1977) who is finally making his post-scandal Korean comeback this May, in the movie, After Love! Also, birthday wishes go out to actor Yoon Jong Hoon (1984) and Ravi (1993) of VIXX!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Cho Seung Woo!


Have you seen him in Horse Doctor or God's Gift - 14 Days?
Wishing Cho Seung Woo (1980) a very happy birthday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Hoo!


Happy Birthday to Choi Jin Hyuk (1985) who recently completed Pride and Prejudice, and Lee Hoo (1989), formerly known as Moon Jun Young, of ZE:A

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Kim Joon, Kyuhyun and Xero!

Happy Birthday pictures of Kim Joon 1984, Kyuhyun 1988 of Super Junior and Xero 1994 of Topp Dogg

Happy Birthday to actor/singer/member of F4, Kim Joon (1984),
Kyuhyun, maknae of Super Junior (1988), and Xero, rapper of Topp Dogg (1994).

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Birthday P.O!


Happy Birthday to Pyo Ji Hoon, Block B's maknae rapper! He's 22 (23 Korean) today.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review:// Pride and Prejudice


MBC's 21 episode legal romantic drama, Pride and Prejudice, is about a young prosecution team working to reveal a conspiracy that can crush them. It's really two stories intertwined, which are unraveled step-by-step in a suspenseful way, while love struggles to bloom.


Lead by Chief Moon (Choi Min Soo), the team's purpose is to investigate civilian concerns, but soon branches out to bigger cases despite opposition from their superiors. At first it seems that Chief Moon is simply being ambitious and desiring more prestige for the team, but as he guides the prosecutors toward connected cases, it becomes clear that he has another agenda.


Each prosecutor is paired with an investigator who they end up doing a lot of field work with, so they aren't always stuck in conferences or the interrogation rooms. They really seem more like detectives who don't rely much on the police. Work is also balanced with home life, as our main and second leading man and leading lady all board at the same house.


Han Yul Moo (Baek Jin Hee) is a new intern prosecutor whose motivation is revenge stemming from a family tragedy. She does an excellent job portraying confusion, conflict and resolve as she lets her pure heart lead her. She also has a complicated relationship with her depressed mother played by Kim Na Woon, who is dealing with their tragedy in a decidedly more self-destructive way. Baek Jin Hee won the Excellence Actress for Special Project award at the MBC Drama Awards.


Goo Dong Chi (Choi Jin Hyuk) is the prosecutor in charge of training Yul Moo, and they share a past that is more complicated than even they realize. He's charming, intelligent and excellent in a fight. Choi Jin Hyuk gives us an authoritative character tempered by a warm heart and sense of humor. At the MBC Drama Awards he won the Excellence Actor for Special Project award.


Goo Dong Chi as the older man who knows what he wants, and Han Yul Moo as the younger uncertain woman with strong convictions, do have a sweet chemistry. Their personal obstacles are overcome in a believable way, and their matching moral fortitude and bravery builds a strong bond.


Kang Soo (Lee Tae Hwan) is Goo Dong Chi's investigator and our endearing second leading man. He's rather shy, but courageous and protective. Orphaned at a young age, he doesn't remember the traumatic events of his past which happen to be relevant to the conspiracy his team is working to uncover.


Despite their rivalry in love, Dong Chi is still Kang Soo's idol and they share a touching bromance, made all the more adorable when a cute puppy is in the picture. 


Chief Moon is volatile and mysterious. He knows the players and political shenanigans that go on among the officials above him. While it's apparent that he's supporting his team, it also seems that he's holding them back. It's hard to know whether he's trustworthy from one episode to the next. He shares a past with Jung Chang Gi (Son Chang Min) the neighborhood ahjussi who Kang Soo is close with. 

Choi Min Soo gave a powerful performance as Chief Moon, winning him the Golden Acting Award at the 2014 MBC Drama Awards. He refused the award, indirectly referencing the Sewol ferry incident in a speech delivered by Baek Jin Hee that was suspiciously edited out of the program and included these thoughts:

"This is the least I can do for society's conscience and hope lost in the deep, cold sea during the times of a failing law, lack of common sense, and loss of any morsel of truth."


The other prosecutor on the team is the often cowardly Lee Jang Won (Choi Woo Shik). He's paired with investigator Yoo Kwang Mi (Jung Hye Sung) who is incidentally the daughter of Chief Moon's investigator, Yoo Dae Gi (Jang Hang Sun), which makes for some delightfully awkward scenes at the office.

The pair and their playful romance serves as comic relief, but they also do good work as Kwang Mi inspires Jang Won to do better.


While the drama is often serious and tense, it's tempered not only by comic relief, but cuteness too. The grandmother who adopted Kang Soo and runs the boarding house, takes on a new charge which stirs up the past for Kang Soo, and also gives us a chance to preview our handsome leads as daddies.


Pride and Prejudice is full of likeable complex characters in a tension packed story of intrigue. Impressively the pacing doesn't falter in the middle like it does in so many other dramas. Where it stumbles is at the end. The drama got a one episode extension which it did need as the time to resolve everything was getting short. Instead of utilizing that time wisely, episode 20 was filled with unnecessary flashbacks. 

The courtroom scenes in the final episode bring us to an anticlimactic conclusion without any satisfying confrontation. There is a profound and touching sacrifice made that isn't acknowledged when we jump ahead three years. In fact there is no resolution for any of the characters, only a short extraneous scene involving the lead couple. Instead of using up so much time in flashbacks, a longer scene that gathered everyone together again at the end would have made for a much more gratifying finale.

In spite of the glaring flaws at the finish, Pride and Prejudice is worth watching. It will keep you guessing, trying to connect the dots, while commiserating with all of the lovable characters. Besides that, the concept that through teamwork and sacrifice, individuals can challenge corrupt powerful institutions to affect change is an important one to keep alive in society. In light of that, I have to applaud Choi Min Soo in his refusal of his award. Even though his message was censored on the television broadcast, the word still got out in the media and will hopefully provide some perspective for the masses. Read more about it here.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Hero & Chan Woo!


Today we send warm birthday wishes to Kim Jae Joong (1986) of JYJ and
Jung Chan Woo (1998) of iKON!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

POW:// Ji Chang Wook


Birthdate: 1987 July 05
Birthplace: Anyang, South Korea
Height: 182cm
Weight: 65kg

Ji Chang Wook wanted to go into architecture or engineering when he was in high school. He ended up applying to Dankook University's department of Theater and Film because he thought that acting would be fun and easy. It turned out to be fun and difficult but he enjoys it, and we enjoy watching him!

In 2007, Ji Chang Wook performed in Fire and Ice, a production comprising of three short plays.

2008

After landing a minor role in KBS2's You Are Very Good, a 156 episode daily romantic drama, Ji Chang Wook made his official debut in a film directed by his college sunbae, Lee Hana.


Sleeping Beauty is a melodramatic omnibus with incestual themes. Ji Chang Wook plays Jin Seo, a student who suffers beatings by his grandfather. He provides the sole source of comfort for Su Jin (Lee Na Ri), who was smuggled into the country and adopted by his grandfather who regularly rapes her. Jin Seo reaches his boiling point as he strives to protect a very pregnant Su Jin.


Ji Chang Wook starred in the music video for Are You Ready by Lena Park & Dynamic Duo for MTV Korea/The Body Shop's Anti-AIDS Campaign.


In an interview, Ji Chang Wook revealed that he felt comfortable while shooting the commercial for SK Telecom T-Cash because there was a flow to it. He had fun and gave the money he earned from it to his mother. It's short, but ends in a really cute way!