Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)

“Produce 101 Season 2” might have created Wanna One, but the broadcast brought another set of young men to the forefront to form Just Be Joyful (JBJ) on Oct. 18, 2017. Members of JBJ did not make the top 11, but fan support created an avenue for the mix of trainees and previously debuted entertainers to perform. The project group is managed by Fave Entertainment … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)

BTS Holds Mini Concert on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

The performances just keep coming! On Nov. 29, BTS appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform for an impressive-sized crowd. The mini-concert is part of a series for the late-night talk show, in which artists can present a fuller set rather than one or two songs. BTS took full advantage of the solo stage, performing six songs: “Go Go,” “Save Me,” “I Need U,” “Fire,” … Continue reading BTS Holds Mini Concert on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

MBC To Broadcast Year-End Award Ceremonies

On December 7, 2017 it was announced that Korean television and radio network company Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will broadcast all year-end award ceremonies later this month. The awards were tentatively on hold, due to a strike announced earlier this year. A representative from MBC stated, “After the discussion, it was decided to broadcast both the broadcast entertainment object and the acting object because it … Continue reading MBC To Broadcast Year-End Award Ceremonies

Will ‘Master Key’ Be the New ‘Running Man’?

We all are fond of our Korean variety shows, especially the ones that leave everyone on the edge of their seats, guessing what is going to happen next. For many years, “Running Man” has been a favorite among fans worldwide. When you have a star-studded cast with Yoo Jae-suk at the helm, you can’t help but tune in. But there is a new show that might … Continue reading Will ‘Master Key’ Be the New ‘Running Man’?

Boruto is Not Naruto … and That’s a Good Thing

Back in July, I answered a call from two of my longtime friends, Emma and Chloe. We went to the same schools since I moved to town in second grade but only became friends in maybe sixth or seventh. Middle school was a trying time, but we found solace in our mutual love of anime and manga. So on this phone call, ten or so … Continue reading Boruto is Not Naruto … and That’s a Good Thing

6 Reasons to Watch ‘Stranger Things’ (Season 2 – SPOILERS)

She’s baaaaaack. Netflix original “Stranger Things” unleashed a spooky second season just in time for Halloween. If ’80s throwbacks and a mountain of nerdy Easter eggs aren’t enough for you, here are eight more reasons to put “Stranger Things” on your Christmas binge list. 01 Eleven Returns If you made it through the bittersweet ending of the first season, you already know that Eleven (Millie … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Watch ‘Stranger Things’ (Season 2 – SPOILERS)

BTS Chats with Ellen & Performs Mic Drop

The takeover continues! BTS appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Nov. 27, making their US daytime talk show debut. In addition to a quick chat, the boys also performed “Mic Drop” for the first time on American television. Ellen asked the band pertinent questions about their lyrics, which discuss mental health among teenagers and young adults, and how they handle their Beatlemania-esque fame. On … Continue reading BTS Chats with Ellen & Performs Mic Drop

‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is one of the most anticipated anime of the Fall 2017 season. Based on the manga written and illustrated by Yamazaki Kore, “Magus” follows the story of Hatori Chise — an adolescent girl who sees faeries and becomes a sorcerer’s apprentice. She discovers her ‘gift’ is a side effect; she’s a Sleigh Beggy — a being with immense magical power, that … Continue reading ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

Radiant Office: First Impression

In “Radiant Office,” a young woman totters on the tangled tightrope of adulthood. One false step might lead her to land in the most unexpected of places. WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS and discusses the topic of suicide and depression. Right from the get-go, this drama had my attention. In the opening scene, a chicken helmet-clad Eun Ho-won, played by Go Ah-Sung, crashes a delivery truck … Continue reading Radiant Office: First Impression

6 Reasons to Watch “Stranger Things” (Season 1 – SPOILERS)

01 The Plot If you think you’re going to be in for a fun childhood romp, think again.  It does not take long for “Stranger Things” to do away with any sense of security. The very first episode opens with young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) vanishing one night without a trace. Will finds himself trapped in a dark, terrifying parallel universe (later dubbed the “Upside Down), … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Watch “Stranger Things” (Season 1 – SPOILERS)