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  • Guided Tour vs Taxi Tour – in Jeju Island

    5 / 5 ( 6 votes ) It is exciting to plan your trip, but it is also a cumbersome task to prepare a lot of things in advance. When you visit Jeju Island, you can think of several options that way of traveling such as guided tour, taxi tour or even do it as independent travel. Of course, every +

  • Ups and downs of K-dramas in first half 2020

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The first half of this year was an especially bumpy road for Korean television. Although the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 halted some productions for a while, small-screen content came into new limelight as a source of joy and comfort for people stuck at home in the period of quarantine. JTBC becomes a big name JTBC ran strong last year with “Sky Castle,” which set a record viewership rating for the cable channel. And the broadcaster has further built on its success this year. “Itaewon Class” kicked off the year smoothly for the network. Based on a popular webtoon of the same title, Korean heartthrob Park Seo-jun showed chemistry with rookie Kim Da-mi. The story of Park Sae-ro-yi chasing success captured young viewers and the series ended at a high of 16.5 percent in the +

  • New zombie thriller ‘#Alive’ takes fresh approach on loneliness

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) gets up late in the morning as usual. His home is empty as his parents and sister already left. He turns on the computer to play an online game with unidentified friends but feels that something is +

  • Netflix teams up with ‘Train to Busan’ director for original series

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Streaming giant Netflix is teaming up with Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the hit horror film “Train to Busan,” for a new original series. The company announced the project Thursday, which will be titled “The Hell.” The thriller series, based +

  • “The Evolution of the K-Zombie” Kingdom season 2 rating, high-flying

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Kingdom,” which showed the infinite potential of Korean zombies, is gaining positive reviews from around the world as it has improved further through season 2. According to Rotten Tomato, a website specializing in movie and drama ratings, the Netflix original +

  • K-Drama ‘Itaewon Class’ success reflects a thriving webtoon market

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) JTBC’s hit TV series “Itaewon Class,” which premiered in late January, has been seeing solid success with recent episodes gaining double-digit ratings. The webtoon-based popular drama is set to restore JTBC’s reputation as a drama powerhouse a year after its +

  • ‘Kingdom’ returns for 2nd season with real cliffhanging zombie thriller

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Actors in the second season of the smash-hit Netflix zombie thriller “Kingdom” said Thursday that the upcoming series will be a real cliffhanger as it has some fresh ideas and plots. The sequel to the first Korean original series by +

  • Korean movie ‘Parasite’ makes history at Oscars

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Movie history was made at the Oscars Sunday as South Korea’s black comedy “Parasite” became the first non-English-language film to win the best picture award, Hollywood’s biggest prize of all. “Parasite,” about a poor South Korean family infiltrating a wealthy +

  • Variety show project group ‘SSAK3’ tops music chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) SSAK3, a project group from MBC’s variety show “Hangout with Yoo,” has topped music charts with the cover song “In Summer.” The one-off K-pop group has joined the show’s host and comedian Yoo Jae-suk and singers Rain, Lee Hyo-ri to bring back the +

  • Interview of a Hanbok designer who designed Hanbok for BLACKPINK’s “How you like that” music video

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) “In BLACKPINK’s music video, the phoenix-patterned crop top worn by Jenny and Rose, and the patterns carved on the pink application are the patterns from the royal treasure of the Joseon Dynasty.”, said Danha (30), the representative designer of the Hanbok brand “Danha +

  • ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ becomes 7th BTS video to top 600 mln YouTube views

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The video of K-pop band BTS’ song “Blood Sweat & Tears” has drawn more than 600 million views on YouTube, becoming the group’s seventh video to hit that threshold, the band’s management agency said Friday. Big Hit Entertainment said “Blood Sweat & Tears,” +

  • BTS (방탄소년단) – 00:00 (Zero O’Clock) | Color Coded Lyrics [REACTION] Korean Reaction to BTS song

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) I wrote about “Easy lyrics videos” which are popular among K-pop fans in a recent post. There is another kind of Youtube videos that are popular among foreign K-pop fans. If you like K-pop, you must have seen this kind of video at +

  • What to eat in South Korea? Tteokbokki? Korean BBQ?

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) What kind of Korean dish comes to your mind first when you think of Korea? Tteokbokki? Korean BBQ? For those who might be interested in the Korean dishes, I’d like to share the records I ate! Grilled Spareribs Pork spareribs marinated in a +

  • Shin Ramyun Black Noodle ranked world’s best by NY Times

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The New York Times has ranked Shin Ramyun Black Noodle Soup the best instant noodles in the world. Wirecutter, a product review website run by the U.S. daily, on June 17 published the article “The Best Instant Noodles, According to Chefs, Cookbook Authors, +

  • S. Korea adds 50 COVID-19 cases, mostly in Gwangju

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) South Korea reported 50 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, with the government on alert over new clusters of infections linked to religious facilities in Daejeon and Gwangju. Of the new cases, 28 were locally transmitted and the rest imported from overseas, pushing the country’s +

  • BLACKPINK debuts at No. 33 on Billboard Hot 100

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop act BLACKPINK has taken No. 33 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with its latest single “How You Like That,” the American music magazine said Monday (U.S. time.) The name will appear on the chart on July 11. “It’s +

  • Concern grows over the unrelenting spread of COVID-19

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) The health authorities are increasingly concerned as the spread of COVID-19 here is accelerating, with recent outbreaks having occurred in everyday places such as apartments, gyms and golf courses, officials said Tuesday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), said 29 +

  • BTS unboxing Galaxy X BTS – Limited Edition S20

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) “Purple You,” made by V, a member of the group BTS, was born as the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS edition. On the 6th, a video of BTS’ “Galaxy X BTS Edition Unboxing” was released on Samsung Electronics’ official YouTube channel. In the video, +

  • New infections rebound to over 60, imported cases surge to 3-month high

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) South Korea’s daily new virus cases bounced back to above 60 on Wednesday as cluster infections in major cities and imported cases do not show signs of letting up. The country added 63 cases, including 30 local infections, raising the total caseload to +

  • Is Korean economy faring better in pandemic?

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Worsening fiscal health, second virus wave cited as major risks Korea has been recognized around the world for its economic resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still struggling to find an impetus to jumpstart and revitalize its economy +