[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...
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[Opinion] Who Was Jonghyun’s Doctor?

Who was the doctor mentioned in Jonghyun’s suicide letter? The answer is a bit more complicated than a name. Who was that doctor Jonghyun mentioned in his suicide...

[Opinion] Five Trends K-pop Needs to Lose for the New Year

The hectic year has come to an end. In 2017, K-pop groups such as BTS and TWICE saw huge growth in popularity in both domestic and overseas markets....

[Opinion] There Is a Secret Behind The New York Times’ Reason for Including ‘Stranger’...

"Stranger" is a great show, but there is a fundamental reason why it stands out -- but The New York Times was scared to say it. I didn't...

[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] Ya’ Faves Don’t Need to Come to the U.S. to Prove Their Significance

The Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have arguably had the best U.S. television and stage debut in K-pop history during a whirlwind week in November. But,...