[OPINION] Mnet’s ‘PRODUCE 101’ Series Represent the Bitter Reality of Korean Society

Everyone will probably agree that ‘PRODUCE 101’ series is one of the most sensational survival programs that Mnet ever invented. The idea of forming a group that satisfied...

[Opinion] SM Entertainment’s ‘Star Date #Irene’ Is a Dangerous Level of Commodification

SM Entertainment's new simulation-based dating game starring Red Velvet's Irene is not only disgusting, but it is also dangerous for both the user and the star herself. SM Entertainment...

[OPINION] Why SBS’s ‘Single Wife’ Was Never Really About the Wives

Variety programs have to be able to see the changes in the trend better than any other TV programs, in order to provide the “entertainment” that matches...

[Opinion] M Countdown’s Change Is a Step in the Right Direction

The changes implemented by Mnet to their music show M Countdown is a step in the right direction. However, it is just one temporary solution for the...

[OPINION] Why “Observing” TV Programs Are In Trend Right Now

'Hyori's Bed and Breakfast,' 'I Live Alone,' and 'My Little Old Boy.' What do these programs have in common? South Korean TV programs have evolved and passed through many...

[Opinion] The Best Characters in the Drama ‘Mother’ Are the Men

There is a special feature that sets the male characters in the drama "Mother" apart. It is this same feature that makes them the best characters in...

[OPINION] Why TWICE is Least Likely to Change Their “Cutesy” Concept

On April 9, JYP Entertainment’s girl group TWICE made their first comeback of the year with ‘What is Love?’ Despite all the wishes and requests from k-pop fans...

[Opinion] What’s the Deal With the SpartAce Mania?

The dating rumors between singer Kim Jong-kook and actress Song Ji-hyo have only gotten stronger and more widespread, even after they both denied having any romantic relationship. The...

[OPINION] How to Survive in the K-pop Idol Industry: “Lure the Dragon with a...

K-pop Idol industry is a competitive market to survive. With more than 100 idol groups debuting in the past 10 years, it is crucial that each group...

[Opinion] The “I Need Oppa No Matter What!” Female Character Trope Needs to Go

More than just being a third-rate, convenient, superficial, and mostly unnecessary, this female character trope is also a wasted opportunity.   Mix beauty and wealth with a dollop of...