Infinite’s Sunggyu Told Hoya, “You’re Not an Actor”

On the April 8 episode of Mnet’s “Beatles Code 2,” Infinite’s leader, Sunggyu, confessed he once told teammate Hoya, “You’re not an actor. Come back as Infinite’s Hoya.” Sunggyu explained he said this to Hoya because, “After the drama, even his stare changed into that of an actor.” To this, Hoya responded, “While I didn’t have dreams of becoming an actor, after the drama I gained a lot of confiden...

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Mixed Reports Surround the Second Season of “Answer Me 1997”

“Answer Me 1997” was a 2012 cable drama hit that centered around the 1990s K-Pop fandom and with its success, tvN has been planning a second season as part of a “Reply” series. There has been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding the focus of the new series and recently, on April 4, it was reported by a Korean news outlet that the second season will be about the basketball craze that consumed ...

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“My Flower Boy Neighbor” Becomes Highest Sold Cable Drama to Japan

Do you think the current popularity of cable dramas will only be a small fad or will it change the landscape of Korean dramas by offering challenging higher quality content? On January 28, it’s been revealed that tvN’s drama “My Flower Boy Neighbor” became the highest sold cable drama to Japan. This is drawing a lot of attention within the industry because cable dramas, or anything shown on cables...

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APink’s Jung Eun Ji Criticized for Her Dangerous and Childish Behavior

APink’s Jung Eun Ji is in hot water for violating traffic laws. Several days ago, the singer-actress posted a photo on her personal me2day that led netizens to criticize her inappropriate and dangerous behavior. On January 17, she had posted, “I want to eat tangerines. But they’re warm because they were on top of the engine. I guess I’ll give my tangerines a breathe of fresh air. Don’t worry. They...

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The Most Listened to Song of 2012 Is…?

No surprise here, PSY’s “Gangnam Style” was the most listened to song of 2012 according to Mnet.com. Here are the winners of the Mnet’s five categories: Most Downloaded and Streamed Song: PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Overall Artist Ranking: Busker Busker Longest running Entry on Mnet Top 100: Yang Yo Seob and Jung Eun Ji’s “Love Day” Mnet Top 10 Most Frequent Album: Naul and Busker Busker Best Supe...

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[Outside Seoul] The Korean Phrasebook for Drama Lovers Abroad

Welcome to Korea! / hangug e osin geos-eul hwan-yeonghabnida! / 한국에 오신 것을 환영합니다! This is the third feature from one of Soomp’s favorite blogs, Outside Seoul. This entertaining and informative site brings you K-Drama (and the fandom that comes with it) from the perspective of an American who is fully immersed in all things K-Drama, but completely isolated from Korean culture otherwise, like...

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