• K-Pop Feature: Unsung - 7 Underrated Boy Groups

    July 28, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    Unsung - 7 Underrated Boy GroupsLast week, allkpop did a feature on "7 Underrated Girl Groups." Similarly, there are many boy groups that currently receive an unprecedented level of love from Korean and international fans alike.  However, there are some groups that, despite their incredible talents, have not been able to reach the level of success they deserve.  So, let's take a look at which 7 groups made my list! LEDApple LEDApple has gone thro

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  • [Drama Review] 'High School: Love On' - Episode 2

    July 28, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

    HIGH SCHOOL: LOVE ON EPISODE 2"How does this work again?"Recap:Seul Bi steps in front of a car, but Woo Hyun saves her. Sung Yeol continues to be rotten to his stepmother, Ji Hye, throughout the episode. A purse snatcher makes off with Ji Hye's purse, but is chased down by the idols, the angel, and Sung Yeol's father. Seul Bi uses her power to disarm the thug, but faints afterward. Seul Bi's angelic mentor appears and gives her documents so that

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  • 6 Male idols who have established themselves as Composers

    July 26, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    It's hard to deny the fact that many idols, although there can be a somewhat negative stigma to that word, can be super talented -- even multi-talented.  They dance, sing, and act.  Some even compose, proving that they are not only passionate about the music but also talented to the point of being prodigies.More and more idols these days are breaking the boundary, the glass wall if you will, between where the recording takes place and where the m

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  • [Drama Review] 'High School: Love On' - Episode 1

    July 26, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    HIGH SCHOOL: LOVE ON EPISODE 1An angel decides to save a teen's life and ends up mortal in this comedy-drama. The angel, who adopts the name Lee Seul Bi thanks to an amalgam of magazines that she spots, has the thankless task of guiding the spirits of the recently deceased. When she turns mortal (presumably by saving the student), she acts very much like someone unfamiliar with humanity or even with a corporeal form: She doesn't have a name or ad

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  • East Meets West: 10 K-Pop / Foreign Artist Collaborations

    July 25, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    K-pop has turned into something of an infectious global phenomenon as it's no longer exclusive to South Korea alone. People enjoy the K-pop brand all over the world, and to accommodate the spike in interest and range of different cultures now tuning in, K-pop artists have reached out overseas to collaborate with Western artists. This mutual give and take of styles and composition has officially inaugurated K-pop as a global genre as opposed to si

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  • [Drama Review] 'Triangle' - Episode 24

    July 25, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    TRIANGLE EPISODE 24Recap:Jung Hee sees the car bearing down on Young Dal, and he narrowly avoids being hit thanks to her shouted warning. They compare notes and both find they received text messages from each other, then figuring out it was a ploy to bump off Young Dal and possibly Jung Hee, as well. Young Dal again tries to talk sense into Yang Ha, telling him that what he's fighting for had better be worth it. Walking Jung Hee home, Young Dal i

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  • 10 Female Idols who could be Miss Korea

    July 25, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, it takes more than just a swimsuit ready, model body and a princess look to be a Miss Korea. To win over a nation and convince it that you are the female embodiment of its best qualities, you need the whole package--looks, talent, and style galore. And what better pool of candidates than female idols?! Female idols know how to wow us on the regular with their visual concepts and multiple skills. They can look cute, sex

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  • July Jam: From Sexy to Summery Comebacks, Girl's Day vs. SISTAR

    July 24, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    Both SISTAR and Girl's Day made a name for themselves as sexy girl groups, although they, of course, tackled the concept in different ways.  SISTAR showed off their healthy curves and glowing skin as they took on more powerful and mature tracks, whereas Girl's Day remained more feminine and soft with their whispery singing and slim figure.  Now, the two groups made their summer comeback and transformed in pretty similar ways, yet they again maint

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  • [K-Drama Feature] - Best 13 Acting-dols of 2014 So Far

    July 24, 2014 @ 6:17 pm

    Whether you love it or think it's a sign of the apocalypse, idols have been acting in K-Dramas for a long time, and that shows no sign of letting up. That said, here are the top thirteen idols who turned in some skillful performances this year.TAECYEON (2PM) - 'Very Good Days'Taecyeon made his acting debut in 2010's 'Cinderella's Stepsister.'  He's currently starring as the lead in 'Very Good Days.' My understanding is that in his debut

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  • [Album and MV Review] SISTAR - 'Touch N Move'

    July 24, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

      SISTAR - 'Touch N Move' SISTAR is back with a smoking hot EP for their 2014 comeback. Formed in 2010, SISTAR has had a string of well-deserved hits these past four years. So how does "Touch N Move" stack up?The mini-album kicks off with "Wow," a slow and easy ballad that seems to be all Hyorin. It's a pretty song with a pretty sentiment and short like an intro should be. "Touch My Body" kicks up the tempo, and you can hear a horn section buoyin

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