[OPINION] “Mr. Sunshine” Exemplifies the Risky Business of Historical Drama

If you are a true K-drama fanatic, you know that tvN’s newest drama “Mr. Sunshine” is THE talk of the town right now. From its impressive lineup of...

[Opinion] Yes, Song Min-ho Wrote Sexist Lyrics for ‘No Thank You’

Winner’s Song Min-ho is back on the news with more controversy for his “misogynistic” lyrics. On Oct 23, Epik High released their 9th album, ‘We’ve Done Something Wonderful’....

[Opinion] Fans Need to Stop Asking Celebrities to Apologize for Everything

Anyone who is at least familiar with the exciting world of Korean entertainment must have noticed that celebrities seem to get negative backlash easily. As a result,...

[Opinion] Mnet’s Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Does Not Represent Asia

The award show could be hosted on every continent and still fail. Simply put, the Mnet Asian Music Awards is not really for Asia and doesn't represent...

[OPINION] The Rise of Female-Centric Films in South Korea

It’s been exactly one year since the start of #MeToo Movement, when the sexual misconduct and rape allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein came to light...

[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] GOT7 Risks Becoming Obsolete Under JYP Entertainment

7 for 7 marks the seventh album from the internationally popular boy group, GOT7. This album, its name, concept, and member involvement,  illustrates and represent the members,...

[Opinion] Is It Time for ‘Ai-Tainment’ and Celebrity AI?

The future is here whether you're ready for it or not. Back in late June, SM Entertainment teamed up with ObEN, an artificial intelligence company that uses technology...

[OPINION] Why It’s Harder to Voice Your Opinion When You are a Celebrity

Feminism, Sexual Violence, Political Corruption. “Thanks” to these social outbursts, South Koreans today are the most liberal than they had ever been throughout history or even compared...

[Opinion] The Definition of What a Successful K-Pop Group Is Has Evolved

In 2018 especially, the definition of what it means to be a successful K-pop group or artist has evolved to include the western music market. However, with...