Posted May 19, 2010 by Ciara Corley
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It’s been so long since I’ve blogged but, I had to update everyone with this new drama.

Title: Insaengeun Areumdawo / Life is Beautiful
Also known as: Life is Beautiful
Genre: Romance, Family
Episodes: 50
Director: Jung Eul Young
Scriptwriter: Kim Soo Hyun
Broadcast network: SBS , Saturday & Sunday 21:45

The daily lives of a family living in Jeju Island.

Yang Byung Tae’s mother is a stubborn and tough family-head who holds the Yang family together despite of going through the heart-break of being betrayed by her husband. Byung Tae who married Kim Min Jae in his second marriage after the death of his first wife, brought in more people into his side of the family. His seemingly prefect elder son, Yang Tae Sub is actually having a relationship with another man which will be threatening to their family relations if he was discovered. His second son, Ho Sub who is their family’s trouble-maker, wants to be in tourist submarine business after failing out of college, while his youngest daughter, Cho Rong is after fame after being scouted as the resort model.(credit : soompi)
This is another family drama. Similar to what we in America call “Soap Operas” just not as racy. The story revolves around about twelve people (I’ve only watched up to episode 1o).  Most of the character are related to each other, with the exception of the love interest of the members.

I will admit it.  At first I was skeptical, that is until I learned that there was a gay couple. Yea that’s right!! No, I didn’t type that wrong. Korea, a conservative society, is having a gay couple on daytime weekend television. Now, I’m not gay but, I do like to watch new exciting things. And did I mention both guys are really nice looking.

Song Chang Ui portrays the character Tae Sub on the drama. Tae Sub is a sweet ,caring, well rounded guy. He is smart doctor that seems so perfect to the family but Tae sub is hiding a secret…that he actually like men. He is in a relationship with a woman named Chae Young who is also a doctor at the same hospital. Chae Young is hopelessly in love with Tae Sub despite his lack of interest in her. Tae sub breaks up with her(not explaining his preference for men) because of his relationship with Kyung Soo but this woman refuses to take No for an answer and keeps pursuing him.

Lee Sang Woo plays Tae Sub’s Significant other A.K.A his Boyfriend. Kyung Soo.  He is the masculine one in the relationship. A professional photographer who isn’t shy about his feelings. He understands Tae Subs concerns about not wanting to be openly gay, However, Kyung Soo was married and had a child before he decided to come out. He doesn’t want Tae Sub to make the same mistake. He is the one who pushed Tae Sub to break up with Chae Young.

All in all I really like this couple they have a very complex relationship with Chae Young chasing Tae Sub and also hiding their relationship from friends and family this is quiet interesting. The only problem I have with this couple is the lack of air time they have together. The show is about an hour long and they received maybe if not 15 minutes together some times even less. Another issue I have with them are their love scenes, not to be confused with “intimate/Sex Scenes.” Why are they so awkward at times? Am I the only one who feels this way. I mean of course they are not gay in real life but THIS IS ACTING…SO ACT. I mean they are being paid big bucks right?

On a Different note, I’m really happy Korea is becoming more open. I know that Japan has a large variety of gay movies or Yaoi Genre that is really popular among women. I wonder if this trend is spreading to Korea? They are not that far from one another.

What do you think?

Check out LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL if not for the gay couple, how about the dysfunctional married couples?


NEW Indie Korean Rock Band C.N. Blue 2010

Posted February 1, 2010 by Ciara Corley
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Code Name: Blue.

C.N. Blue is a new Korean Indie Rock Band that everyones hyped over. Guess what guys. They actually aren’t that new. These guys debuted August 2009 in Japan with their first mini album called Now or Never. This album was sung in all English.(Very impressive)

These four boys recently made their debut in Korea with their new album Bluetory, which took the number one spot on Mnet and the #2 spot on Hanteo charts. On January 31st they recently won their first Mutizen award on SBS inkigayo.

The band is composed of four members

Lee Jonghyun (19) Guitar and Vocalist. (Cute as a Button)

Jung Yong hwa (20) Leader vocalist, guitarist, and rapper. (Great Vocals)

Lee Jung shin (18) Bassist, rapper (Doesn’t He remind your of Heechul?)

Kang, Minhyuk (18) Drummer (Adorable)

Their newest track, I’m a Loner, is a nice pop-like soft rock indie tune with a dash of rap. All in all it’s a very catchy tune that will have you bobbing your head to the beat and singing the song all day even if you don’t know the words yet. The vocals are also good as well. If you don’t believe me check out the MV and the Live Performance… its great. I think in terms of new bands for 2010 C.N. Blue Beats out F.Cuz and Ze:A. (but don’t kill me for saying that)

I’m a Loner Live

All I have to say is this. -> They are like the  new rock/indie version of DBSK minus the fact that only two members sing??? Can’t say for sure but we will see…

2PM’s Hottest Fans will be holding a Demonstration….A Protest (UPDATE)

Posted January 29, 2010 by Ciara Corley
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2PM’s Fan Base HOTTEST will be having a Demonstration this week in Seoul regarding Jaebum.

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Posted December 17, 2009 by Ciara Corley
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Yes That’s right. For all of you who haven’t heard OUR LOVELY BOYS… Are coming out with a NEW JAPANESE SINGLE its called Break out. The Song is scheduled to be released January 27, 2010. The song will be the opening theme for a new NHK drama, Tomehane.

Amazon Japan Recently released Album cover for the upcoming Single.

The Guys recently went to Japan to film, Break Out MV They have new looks and a new style check out the pictures posted. It seems they have set aside there differences for now at-least.

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Daniel Henny’s Show Canceled?

Posted December 3, 2009 by Ciara Corley
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Daniel Henny’s Show may be canceled this information come straight from
Asian are slowly making their way into the American mainstream media and the two most recent noteworthy presences would have to be actors John Cho and Daniel Henney. John Cho’s new show on ABC, Flash forward, has gained tremendous momentum and popularity however, Daniel Henney’s show sings a different song.

On his show “Three Rivers”, Daniel Henney plays a womanizing surgeon who works in a Pennsylvania hospital that specializes in organ transplants. Despite his top notch performance and sexy charms, the viewers and critics say that the show is “dull” and the viewership on the show continued to decrease since its pilot episode.

CBS announced that the show has been canceled but a source claims that the project is currently on hold. Only 8 out of the 13 episodes have been aired and due to its poor ratings, it’s unclear whether or not the remaining 5 will be aired. For the time being, the show’s time slot will be replaced by other shows I could and do really care less about.
Poor Daniel Henny he is such a good actor but I think he picks horrible shows to be in… him and John Cho should meet and converse,maybe Cho can show him how to pick the best script. Let’s be honest there are already like three medical shows ER/House/Grey’s Anatomy… I’ve watched the first episode and the main character has no unique quality to make people really catch on. You know how Dr. House is a brute, crazy, pill poppin doctor?

I feel like the show’s pace is slower than the other medical shows and if it wants to compete it has to step up its game. I assume after episode 1 more development of the characters is shown but they just don’t grab you. Although Henny’s character is witty and not your average doctor, he talks about eating fatty “can clog your heart” food in like the entire show there are only so many Henny fans we can’t keep this show a float. It needs material to grabs others.
But you should watch and let me know!

Daniel Henny> FIGHTING!

JYP NEw SOng NO Love No More

Posted December 1, 2009 by Ciara Corley
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Breaking news…
JYP Famous Singer/Producer/Owner of JYP ENTERTAINMENT has finally released his new single No Lore NO More. This song will be on his new album and he will be performing it on his new song at his BAD PARTY.

JYP is the producer who produced 2PM, 2AM, Wonder Girls and Formerly Produced Rain.
Honestly I think I expected more vocally but I love the video maybe it because I’m a Journalism major but there are NO JUMPCUTS and its matched up good the sequences…Yea I had no ideal he could dance as well as he can. Now I see where rain developed from. Good JoB JYP I’m Proud.

PS I think a lot of us are being overly critical because of his age of course what appeals to people in his age group won’t always appeal to us. we are use to seeing these 20 something year old men do back flips on stage and stuff….JYP is doing great he dance better than some people my age so lighten appreciate good entertainment.

oh does this MV remind your of P Diddy/ Sean Puffy Combs (not sure what to call him these days)?

Crazy Fan writes 2pm’s Taecyeon…in BLOOD?

Posted November 29, 2009 by Ciara Corley
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Breaking NEWS LOL
Taecyeon, Rapper of the Famous Group 2PM recieved a fan letter. Not Just any fan Letter….You should prepare yourself for this. Really I’m serious.

Typically fan letters are written love letter sent to show our celebs our appreciation, devotion, and unwavering love.
Well the picture to left sure does show that right? This letter is written in blood. Wait there’s more…this letter was not just written in normal everyday average blood, thats because you can’t use this blood everyday it only comes every 28 days or so depending on the woman. Yea that’s right The letter was written in Menstrual blood. The culprit posted a picture of her own bloody pad to prove to people that she actually did this on her minihompy. Not only did she write the letter in blood, it was sprinkled with her pubic hairs, along with an ounce of love. (I would have posted the picture but just writing about it makes me sick)

POOR Taecyeon! This in my opinion is disgusting and crazy…(can i say that?) but hey if you love your favorite celebrity how far would you go to show your love? Hopefully not this far…I would say she’s a couple of nuts away from going to the nutty bin.(just kidding I’m not a shrink and i don’t know this girl so take my comments lightly)
This is the type of stuff that if it had happened to me I would so not accept fan mail again I mean this is so unsanitary. It would so turn me off I’d probably just go gay(plz taecyeon all women aren’t crazy I promise…like me)
I don’t know maybe I’m overreacting.