[Opinion] Music to Stay Flat While Television and Film Will Excel in 2019

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It may be a new year, but expect trends in music to continue into 2019 while television and film improve quality, content, and reach. There was a lot...

[OPINION] Changes in Korean Drama From 2000s-Now

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In 2019, there have been a lot of historical record breaking in terms of drama viewership for cable TV. Looking back on how much Korean dramas have...

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

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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] Can Jay Park Be the First Asian-American Hip-Hop Music Mogul?

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In a recent interview with MTV, musician and businessman Jay Park hints that he is looking to be the first Asian-American hip-hop music mogul. As a pioneer...

[OPINION] “The Black Label” was a Win-Win Situation for both JYP and Jeon So-Mi

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On August 19, what is possibly the most shocking news in the entertainment industry broke out. Jeon So-Mi, the winner of Mnet’s survival program “Produce 101” and...

[Opinion] A Much Needed Look at Dean

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Dean is a writer, singer, an aficionado of artistic picture-taking for Instagram. Besides that, he might be apart of a trend of non-idol South Korean artists looking...

[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] K-Fans are Mad NOT Because They are Dating, but Because They are Hiding

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If there existed a competition for the most sensitive and touchy subject in the history of K-Pop, the “revelation of idols’ secret relationship” would kill all. We...

[Opinion] The Hallyu Ban in China is Dead. The Drones at the Song-Song Wedding...

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Over the few weeks Korean media content has consistently found a way past the Hallyu ban that China has had in place for more than a year....

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

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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...