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

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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...

[Opinion] Thanks China! BTS is Gaining Major Traction in the U.S. Because of You

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Send a Love Letter to China if you want to thank someone for BTS making a major drive in the United State’s market. The decision to install the...

[Opinion] Why Hello Counselor Is Not Really About Counseling

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“Hello Counselor” is a KBS-run program that brings attention to regular people and their life stories. The show debuted in November 2010 and features hosts Shin Dong-yup,...

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

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

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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] EXO Needs to Comeback With All Members Before Enlistment

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Eight members of EXO have participated in the group's past few comebacks. Lay, the ninth and last Chinese member, has been missing in action for promotions or...

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

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

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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] Keep the Singers, Give Me Actors Instead

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The outstanding success of Crazy Rich Asians highlights the power of cinema to dismantle long-held stereotypes about Asians through relatable narratives in a way that music like...

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

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'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...