You love Kpop, I love Kpop, if we didn’t we wouldn’t be here right now. There are moments though, that stand out above the rest each week and make a Kpop fan giddy with glee and squeal with delight. This week is filled with Kdrama gems, some Invincible Youth, dreamy Lettuce, and a long awaited comeback. These are the 5 things that happened in Kpop this past week that I think were just a little bit more special than the rest.
A SungKyunKwan Scandal Sandwich
What’s a girl to do when she’s parading as a boy at an all boys academy and dorming with two hot roomies? Hold on to her hanbok for dear life! The scenario is nothing new in the cross-dressing drama genre, but it’s still amusing interspersed with the political conflict between the cold-blooded Noron Lee Sun-joon (Micky Yoochun) and the hot -headed Soron Moon Jae-shin (Yoo Ah-in). When Jae-shin, who’s the sunbae, finally shows up he’s outraged to have to dorm with anyone let alone a pretty boy and a Noron. Sun-joon talks Jae-shin into a perplexed speechlessness so he gives up, kicks Kim Yoon-shik (Park Min-young) between them and tells her “From now on, your place is here… forever.” She has essentially become The Great Wall of Salami in the SungKyunKwan Second room of the Eastern dorms’ sandwich.
And, the next night she suffers even more with a drunk and stripping Sun-joon. You Micky fans can thank me later.
I’m glad I decided to check out SungKyunKwan Scandal, it’s much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I’m totally loving Song Joong-ki in the drama and am seriously becoming a fan of his.
Barking and the Splits on Invincible Youth
This week’s guests on Invincible Youth were Song Eun-yi, Kim Young-chul, and D-NA’s Karam. I thought the cutest thing was Karam sharing his talent of impersonating dogs, arr.
But then later on in the episode Victoria has problems taking off her boot and when Kim Shin Young and Young-chul help out I almost peed my pants.
I really enjoy Invincible Youth and other variety shows that take you out to the country in Korea. I admire their agriculture practices, appreciation of fresh produce, and find it fascinating to see how they grow everything. Where I live, greedy landowners are trying to cover every inch of land with houses and hotels killing our once thriving agricultural industry. Soon, we will be almost totally dependent on produce from elsewhere which is very sad.
Playful Kiss goes International for Cuisine
In an effort to appease Seung-jo (Kim Hyun Joong) who’s livid with her for first letting the secret that they’re living together out and second for bringing her whole class to his house for tutoring, Ha-ni (Jung So-min) offers to make him dinner when they’re home alone. She tries to impress by making him a Hawaiian Loco Moco, which is a popular staple in Hawaii plate lunch menus and consists of a mound of rice with a hamburger patty, gravy, and a sunny side up egg on top which she found in a recipe book. Of course Ha-ni burns the patty (and almost the house), but shouldn’t she get extra points for the perfect heart-shaped patties?
When Seung-jo deems the Loco Moco inedible, he ends up taking dinner to Japan by making some Omurice. Did anyone else see that when Seung-jo folded the omelette from the pan onto the plate a stream of raw egg ran down from the pan onto the stove?
And what JoongBo fan didn’t die a thousand shipper deaths when Hyun Joong as Seung-jo broke out his guitar and started playing “Falling Slowly.” In We Got Married, he learned how to play the song for Hwang Bo‘s birthday. He then proceeded to play it for her under the stars in a country grove and gave her his gift of one thousand personally hand folded origami cranes. *sigh*
Lettuce Does A Body Good
Or Sangchu has a good body. On the latest episode of Let’s Go Dream Team Season 2, Sangchu wraps the competition in one of the sickest obstacle courses I’ve ever seen on the show. The obstacle course was so hard, that most of the competitors and Dream Team members didn’t make it past the first or second obstacle. The only other person to even complete the obstacle course was Dream Team member Pascal, but Sangchu beat his record by about 20 seconds.
The boys are doing good, but I miss Min-ho and Eunhyuk.
The Return of 2NE1
Just because I didn’t love every song or MV doesn’t mean that I don’t love that they’re back. And like I said previously, a good performance can make someone like a song more. I thought their performance of “Go Away” was great while “Clap Your Hands” was hampered by mics and “Can’t Nobody” was my least favorite performance.
Those are my top 5 things that I loved in Kpop this week, er last week my post was a little late, were they yours?