The countdown to the end of the year has begun and there’s a lot going on in K-pop: IU released her latest MV, some Invincible Youth went fishing, SNSD brought the boys out at Sketchbook, Shindong tried out for the Wonder Girlsthere were some great performances at the MAMAs, a foreign chef asks Yoo Jae-suk if he wants his autograph, a virtual married couple got a bit closer, hopefuls tried out to be the next K-pop Star, and live from Seoul… it’s Saturday Night!  Keep reading to find out which 5 Things in K-pop that happened this week I think were a bit more special than the rest.

5. Tim likes Science

On the latest episode of Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Tim did a cover of Coldplay‘s “The Scientist” and all I gotta say is that he definitely got the right formula.

 4. Ulala Session rocks the MAMAs

The winners of the latest season of Superstar K put on a great performance and showed everyone why they were selected as the winner.  They performed a medley of songs, from Super Junior‘s “Sorry, Sorry” to SHINee‘s “Ring Ding Dong,” but they had me from Step One.


3.  Chi-soo gets a 10

Jung Il-woo‘s Cha Chi-soo in the K-drama Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is a conflicted man/boy who can be both maturely sophisticated and a majorly spoiled child.  But at the end of episode 10, Chi-soo is all man and gets a 10 out of 10.  

 Thank you for not being your typical K-drama lip smashing kiss, although I do feel a bit weird about him being her former high school student and my heart broke a little for Kang-hyuk.

2.   What’s Up worth the wait?

After only one episode it’s hard to say.  The direction of the drama is a bit quirky, but I’ll still be watching if only to see scenes like this.

1.  Who’s the Best?

Well, it’s not like you’re gonna get an argument from me.

Those were the 5 Things I LOVED in K-pop this week, were they yours?