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  • [Album Review] Yonghwa - 'One Fine Day'

    January 26, 2015 @ 4:05 pm

      Yonghwa - 'One Fine Day'Yonghwa, leader of the band CNBLUE, tries to reassure us it's 'One Fine Day' with his debut solo album. His pedigree as a singer-songwriter is already well-established as he penned and arranged many of the band's hits and was involved in creating CNBLUE's unique sound from the beginning. Here, he collaborates with several artists of various musical styles to create 'One Fine Day.'   The intro song, rather prosaically nam

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  • [Album Review] Nine Muses - 'Drama'

    January 23, 2015 @ 4:41 pm

    NINE MUSES - 'DRAMA'Track Listing:1. Pilot Episode2. Drama 3. Choice4. Trickling5. September 17 Nine Muses shows us there's no business like show business with their new mini-album 'Drama.' The band underwent some lineup changes last year with the departure of Eunji, Lee Sem, and Sera. Now the group known for the songs "Gun," "Dolls," and "Ticket" are back as an octet with new members Sojin and Keumjo. The album starts with the intro track, "Pilo

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  • [Drama Review] 'Pinocchio' - Episode 20 (Final Episode), winner announced

    January 16, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

    'Pinocchio' comes to an end, and I can't say that it was very satisfying. The episode wrapped up the Ro Sa issue and addressed Dal Po and In Ha's relationship as uncle and niece. As I've stated in my review of episode 18 and 19, Ro Sa's downfall was anticlimactic. For such an intimidating and smart opponent, she seemed to go down too easily as she became reliant on her flimsy legal team to guide her in her battle against the news.As for

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  • [Album and MV Review] G-Friend - 'Season of Glass'

    January 16, 2015 @ 2:55 pm

    G-FRIEND - SEASON OF GLASS ALBUM AND MV REVIEWTracklist:Source Music has put together the girl group G-Friend, consisting of 6 members: Sowon, SinB, Yerin, Yuju, Eunha, and Umji. Their debut mini album, 'Season of Glass,' dropped January 15. We've seen some teasers and were even treated to an album medley. Let's see how all of this comes together.The album is introduced by "Season of Glass," a pretty good intro. It's got some mystery to it, an ep

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  • [Drama Review + Giveaway] 'Pinocchio' - Episodes 18 & 19, winner announced, Caption Contest Giveaway

    January 15, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

    'Pinocchio' aired back-to-back episodes last night as the show is making a beeline towards its finale. Song Cha Ok redeems herself while Beom Jo decides to make the move to redeem his mother.At first I wasn't sure if I liked seeing Beom Jo having to take the fall for his mother's actions. It's a typical K-Drama cliche for characters to have to deal with the consequences of their parents' choices, even when it's not their fault. In Ha especially e

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  • [Album Review] Jonghyun - 'Base'

    January 12, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    JONGHYUN - 'BASE'Jonghyun proves he's all about that 'Base' with his highly-anticipated EP. Jonghyun is the second SHINee member to release a solo album, following last year's 'ACE' by Taemin. This album is most certainly his. He wrote the lyrics to all the songs and had a hand in the music for 5 of the tracks. In an interview before a live showcase Thursday, he revealed, "To be honest, I am not confident singing ballad songs. Fans have loved my

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  • [Single and MV Review] Hello Venus - 'Wiggle Wiggle'

    January 9, 2015 @ 6:17 pm

    HELLO VENUS - "Wiggle Wiggle" MV & Single ReviewHello Venus shimmied their way into a comeback recently with the release of their new video and 5th digital single, "Wiggle Wiggle."Consensus: they aren't offering cups of tea anymore.The song itself is actually pretty catchy. While there's no standout vocalists really, Alice and Yooyoung appear to sing the bulk of it. Just fast-forward past that really annoying 30 seconds at the beginning and you h

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  • [Drama Review] 'Pinocchio' - Episode 17

    January 9, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    The ice queen has officially melted. In Ha and Dal Po's selfless sacrifices move Cha Ok to tears as she realizes where her own selfish choices have taken her and how others, particularly her daughter, are suffering at her expense.In Ha and Dal Po made very admirable choices this episode. In Ha was willing to give up her entire reporting career and expose evidence that would incriminate her superiors for both Dal Po's sake and for the sake of just

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  • [Drama Review + Giveaway] 'Pinocchio' - Episode 16, winner announced, Caption Contest Giveaway

    January 8, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    While the Dal Po and In Ha pair becomes somewhat of an on-and-off couple, other ships start sailing, keeping viewers entertained during an otherwise uneventful episode.This episode took the main couple's relationship a step backwards. Just as we were about to celebrate Dal Po and In Ha's reunion, In Ha pulls out because she feels too apologetic towards Dal Po for her mother's actions. What? I thought we just established in episode 15 that In Ha d

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  • [Drama Review + Giveaway] 'Pinocchio' - Episode 15, winner announced, Caption Contest Giveaway

    January 2, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    This week is leaving us 'Pinocchio' viewers short of one episode. I was looking forward to seeing our reporters kick some chaebol ass, and we are making some progress. However, the major development in this episode turns out to be not the news mission but the relationship between Dal Po (yes--he's Dal Po again!) and In Ha.Dal Po and In Ha are back on track with their budding romance. Their reunion was meant to happen sooner or later, but I'm sati

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