Ah, sometimes you just never get caught up-another week, another Sunday 5 Things. Of Divos and Panties, A sweet Lettuce tweet, Bong-sun rules on Running Man, the best true life story made for broadcast, and 4 Lonely girls. These are the 5 Things that happened in Kpop last week that I think were a little bit more special than the rest.
Of Divos and Panties
The Best Love is at times hilarious and kind of scary. Cha Seung-won as the divo actor Dokko Jin is brilliant yet at sometimes kind of eerily psycho. The Hong Sisters’ Kdramas always have so much layers, inside jokes, and symbolism so it’s always good to read some recaps by someone in the know even though watching the drama with English subtitles. I like the references in the drama to things in real life like Dokko Jin talking about top actors like Cha Seung-won, and the reference to Dokko Jin’s mustache looking like a 소 (cow).
The most disturbingly hilarious moment of last week’s episodes has got to be Dokko-jin yelling at Ae-jung to return his panties in a jealous rage because she was talking to Yoon Pil-joo when she was trying to leave his house after a whole fiasco only a Kdrama heroine could get herself into .
Yoon Kye-sang as the adorably clueless (at times) Pil-joo has been an unexpected treat. I’ve also enjoyed the performances of Im Ji-kyu as Dokko Jin‘s mistreated manager Kim Jae-suk and Yang Han-yeol who plays Ae-jung’s cute nephew Hyung-kyu aka Ding Dong.
A sweet Lettuce tweet
After first tweeting about it in Korean, Mighty Mouth‘s Sangchu then sent this tweet.
I just think it was a cute way for Sangchu to look at the meaning of the song, especially since plastic surgery is so rampant in South Korea.
Bong-sun rules on Running Man
IU and Shin Bong-sun were last week’s guests on Running Man and while IU might rule all her ahjusshi fans’ hearts, Bong-sun rules the cast of Running Man. I wondered if she’d only let Kim Jong-kook catch her after remembering her antics from her last appearance on the show, although Song-Ji-hyo might have had a chance.
In the end while Bong-sun’s capture was due to her VJs (I had Daesung flachbacks), her downfall really was her adoration for Jong-kook.
Bong-sun kept the cast so occupied that IU was able to successfully find all the casts’ name tags, which were stuck under the extras’ sneakers just in the nick of time. This weeks’ episode was fun and I look forward to the newest episode featuring Jang Hyuk.
Best true life story made for Broadcast
I’m not sure if this is the first time he’s told it, but it’s the first time I’ve heard the story about how Heo Young-saeng almost killed SS501 bandmate Kim Hyun-joong. On Happy Together, Young-saeng revealed that he and Hyun-joong often relaxed at home by lighting some candles and then having some drinks while kicking back.
One of the nights they were doing this, Young-saeng received a call from some friends to come out so he left leaving behind a sleeping Hyun-joong. Soon after, Young-saeng received a call that their house was on fire and he rushed home worrying after the sleeping Hyun-joong. Luckily the emergency crews (119) were already there to put out the fire and Young-saeng rushed in to find out if Hyun-joong was okay and found him… still sound asleep. Young-saeng felt much remorse for the incident, he really should’ve put out the candles at least, but Hyun-joong being the 4D person he is laughed it off and told Young-saeng that now he had a story to tell on shows.
4 Lonely Girls
It’s no secret that I’m a big 2NE1 fan and I was anxiously awaiting their newest release “Lonely.” I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve never had a problem with Teddy’s songs, as long as they didn’t have too much autotune, and I loved the beautiful simplicity of “Lonely.” The song’s beautiful melody played by an acoustic guitar with some strings added in during the chorus parts let the girls voices shine through in the sad love song. The MV mirrored the simplicity of the song showing shots of the girls isolated throughout the shoot until coming together at the end.
So, Those were the 5 things that I LOVED in Kpop last week, were they yours?