Madame Antoine: First Impressions

Lee-Joo-Hyung-Sung-Joon-Han-Ye-Seul-Jung-Jin-Woon Ok I’m intrigued, like I was actually interested in this drama before because who doesn’t love a romance comedy with Han Ye Seul (Birth of a Beauty) playing a fake fortune teller, but now that I’ve watched the first two episodes I genuinely hope that the drama doesn’t go down the drain mainly because I can’t wait until Sung Joon’s (High Society) character Choi Soo Hyun is knocked down a peg or two or like five by Han Ye Seul’s character Go Hye Rim who is awesomely feisty. There isn’t really much to say when there have only been two episodes (well three by the time this post gets up) aired so it’s basically more like rough thoughts and impressions. In terms of ratings Madame Antoine kicked off its run with 0.88% which as JTBC is a cable channel is actually pretty good. Continue reading

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30th Golden Disk Awards – Day 2

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The 2016 30th Golden Disk Awards have come to a close after two days with the biggest winner of the night being EXO whom took home the all important “Album of the Year” award for their album EXODUS, like their win at the Seoul Music Awards, EXO are now the first group to take home the Album of the Year award for three consecutive years. The boys also won a Bonsang and Most Popular Global Artist however all these wins does not erase the fact that they turned up to the red carpet in possibly their worst outfits since their debut (which you can see below). Tonight the event was MC’d by Jun Hyun Moo, Super Juniors Leeteuk and F(x)’s Krystal whom replaced leader Victoria who couldn’t make the awards. SM took home the most awards for the night with four of their six active groups all taking home a Bonsang (although Red Velvet and SNSD received Bonsang’s from Day 1) so technically all of SM’s active groups won a Bonsang at this years Golden Disk Awards.

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OCN’s “Neighbourhood Hero” Gears Up for Air

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I’ve personally never watched a drama from cable channel OCN (home to God’s Quiz, Vampire Prosecutor and Bad Guys) so this will be an interesting experience for me, but the teaser seems really interesting so I hope that it won’t let me down. Neighbourhood Hero is set to air it’s first episode on the 23rd of January and recently held it’s official press conference at Yeongdeungpo Times Square where the entire cast were in attendance. The cast in question consists of Park Shi Hoo (Cheongdamdong Alice) who’s making his return to screen after three years, Lee Soo Hyuk (Scholar Who Walks the Night), Cho Seung Ha (Hwajung), SNSD’s Kwon Yuri, Yoon Tae Young (Records of a Night Watchman), Jung Man Shik (Glorious Day) and Choi Yoon So (Twenty Again).  Continue reading

30th Golden Disk Awards – Day 1

CZIuCkuVIAAtgYa Day 1 (20th of January 2016) of the 30th Golden Disk Awards have come to an end and to no ones surprise Big Bang took home the biggest award of the night, that of the Digital Daesang, the group also took home a Digital Bonsang and the iQIYI Best Male Artist award. Day 1 was MC’d by Girls Generation member Seohyun, host Jun Hyun Moo and Running Man’s Spartakooks aka Kim Jong Kook, the night featured performances by Big Bang, rookie group iKon, JYP, SISTAR, Girls Generation Leader Taeyeon, Super Juniors Kyuhyun, AOA, rookie group Monsta X, EXID, Hyukoh, Zion.T, Red Velvet and rookie group GFriend.  Continue reading

2016 Seoul Music Awards Winners and Performances

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We kick off the year with the 25th Seoul Music Awards which were held at the Olympics Gymnastics Arena in Seoul Olympic Park on the 14th of January (shout out to EXO’s Kai who celebrated his birthday on this day). The awards were hosted by MC Jun Hyun Moo, actress Honey Lee (Tazza 2) and EXID‘s Hani. The unstoppable EXO took home the biggest award of the night, the Daesang (Grand Prize) for the third year running marking them as the first artists to win the award for more than two consecutive years. The group also won the most awards for the night, taking home a Bonsang Award as well the Hallyu Special Award. The event was not without it’s hiccups though with Song of the Year winners Big Bang absent from the event despite not having an actual group schedule for that night, another notable absence for the night was JYJ‘s Junsu whom won the Popularity Award (which was based solely on fan votes online) according to the producers they had decided not to present the award during the live show to save time for other “major” awards hence Junsu’s absence however the announcement was met with outrage by fans who accused organisers of not sending him an invite. Jun Hyun Moo who was one of the co-hosts for the night also came under some fire for his comments about his fellow co-hosts love lives. Singer Ailee also got in a bit of hot water when she was shown playing on her phone during SHINee‘s performance, the artist later took to social media to explain herself saying that she had been downloading an app that allowed her to show a message on her screen so that she could hold it up in support of SHINee, she was later seen using the app to support BoA and EXO during their performances.  Continue reading

2015 Melon Music Awards Winners

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Kicking off the music awards season are the Melon Music Awards which were held on Saturday the 7th of November 2015 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul. The main MC of the night was entertainer Yoo Byung Jae, with actor Seo Kang Joon (Hwajung), actress Lee Yubi (Scholar Who Walks the Night), entertainer Kim Shin Young, actress Kim So Hyun (School 2015) and Red Velvet’s Irene serving as special MC’s throughout the night. Performances for the night included Big Bang, WINNER, iKON, SISTAR, Girls’ Generation, EXID, Hong Jin Young, Red Velvet, BTS, GFRIEND, Mad Clown, MONSTA X, ZION.T, Band Hyukoh, A Pink, and San E. International artists Big Bang, were the biggest winners of the night, nabbing both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for their song “Bang, Bang, Bang” as well as the “Netizen Popularity Award“.
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2015 MAMA Award Nominees

It’s that time of year again, say it with me everyone…awards season!! The nominees for the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards aka the MAMA’s have finally been announced and there’s some fierce competition this year (although I do question the inclusion of the rookie groups that have debuted for less than six months in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category). The Big Bang guys lead the pack this year with five nominations which consists of ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Music Video‘ for their song “Bae Bae” off their M mini album, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for “Bang Bang Bang” which is off their A mini album the song is also up for ‘Song of the Year‘ and they’re also up for ‘Artist of the Year‘ as well. SM Entertainment super group EXO are nominated for four awards this year including ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for their song “Call Me Baby“, which is also nominated for ‘Song of the Year‘ and the boys are also nominated for ‘Artist of the Year‘. Currently only CNBLUE, BTS, GOT7 and Zion.T are confirmed to perform at the awards which will take place on the 2nd of December in Hong Kong.  Continue reading

GOT7 Teases “Mad” Comeback


JYP’s multinational kpop group GOT7 are gearing up for their second Korean comeback of the year. Their new song will be titled “Mad” and the two released teaser images shows us that the boys are going for a more serious and manly concept than their last song “Just Right“, which recently celebrated 20 million YouTube views since its release back in July.  Continue reading

No More Meals for “Three Meals a Day – Jeongseon”?

Has PD Na Yong Suk’s popular TvN variety show “Three Meals a Day” served its final course? A representative from TvN has confirmed that there will be no more seasons of “Three Meals a Day” in Jeongseon county, however there may still be a possibility for another season of “Three Meals a Day” after the ending of the second season of the upcoming “Three Meals a Day – Fishing Village” but right now there is nothing set in stone.  Continue reading

Nominees for the 2015 Korea Drama Awards


The nominees for the 2015 Korea Drama Awards were announced earlier today (September 9th) and competition is fierce for who will win the Daesang and Top Excellence awards. MBC’s popular drama “Kill Me, Heal Me” is the most nominated drama, lead actor Ji Sung is nominated for the Daesang, whilst lead actress Hwang Jung Eum is nominated for Top Excellence Actress, the drama itself is also nominated for Best Drama. The 2015 Korea Drama Awards will be held on the 6th of October 2015 at Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province.  Continue reading