Strong Heart – Ep 159

http://www.daebaksubs.com/2013/03/eng-strong-heart-ep-159-full.html

Guests include:
Park Shinhye
Yoon Siyoon
Kim Jihoon
Go Kyungpyo
Mir (MBLAQ)

Woooooo, it’s the Christmas special with the Flower Boy Next Door cast! I couldn’t resist watching this one after seeing its preview at the end of episode 158 and since I loved the drama. I highly recommend the drama if you haven’t seen it already. :’D

Overall a very lighthearted episode. Kim Jihoon is teased by everyone on set, Park Shinhye shows off even more of her perfection and prowess in sports, Yoon Siyoon demonstrates that his natural personality is surprisingly very different from the talkative and jumpy Enrique, and Shinhye and Jihoon’s offscreen chemistry is awesome.

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April 8, 2013. Tags: , . MBLAQ, Rainbow, Variety/Talk Shows, Yoon Siyoon. Leave a comment.

Running Man – Ep 129

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/running-man-episode-129-english-subs.html

Guests:
CNBlue – Yonghwa + Jonghyun
Infinite – L
MBLAQ – Lee Joon
SHINee – Minho
ZE:A – Kwanghee
f(x) – Sulli

Really enjoyed this episode! I just watched the other Olympics episode from last year recently, and it’s nice to see the changes, good and bad. When the PDs called this year’s cast an “upgrade,” I was worried because of Kwanghee’s addition–and my skepticism was right: he slowed down the idol team. Jonghyun is also worrisome but idk, because of that, he’s so cute LOL. I feel like he’s similar to EXO’s Suho in that he’s like a cheery little old man HAHA! But I still loved him for how sweet and nurturing he was.

However, the rest of the idol team was incredible. Yonghwa is THE ace guest of Running Man–he kills it every single time he comes on the show.<3 Joon was a black hole last year, but he improved tremendously and did quite well in Hide & Seek! Minho is competitive and competent as ever; he’s really one of the few that pose a challenge on Jongkook. And it was such a pleasure to see L, who’s not only perfect eyecandy, but really tried his best (other than that fatal mistake) and had great reflexes.

Mostly, I’m impressed with Sulli. :D I love Eunjung but last year, she was completely useless as the team’s female member. Especially in hide & seek, she did /NOTHING/.
Sulli, on the other hand, was absolutely fearless and amazing during hide & seek! Not to mention, she’s adorable, dorky, gorgeous, perfect, etc.

  • L is REALLY unbelievably cute. ;//A//;
  • Jongkook and Minho’s intense, unpredictable sleigh race
  • Sulli’s adorable “DON’T MESS WITH ME D:<“
  • Kwanghee being scolded by Sulli in the hockey game
  • Monday Couple (Gary taking care of Jihyo really well during hockey)
  • Jonghyun’s sweet gesture in helping Sulli sit
  • Kwanghee’s walrus swimming
  • “We’re doing Running Man, but you’re doing Dream Team right now”
  • Antholes of hell in hide & seek
  • Sulli’s awesome bravery in the last round of hide & seek ;u;

January 25, 2013. C.N. Blue, f(x), Infinite, Kim Jongkook, Leessang, MBLAQ, SHINee, Variety/Talk Shows, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

Running Man – Ep 104

http://www.isubs-squad.com/download/episode?e=214 (registration required)
http://www.kshownow.net/2012/07/running-man-episode-104-english-subs.html

Guests:
C.N. Blue – Yonghwa (UGH. NO STOP. YOU’RE TOO PERFECT. IT HURTS.)
Super Junior – Eunhyuk (this boy is amazingly nimble)
MBLAQ – Lee Joon (he’s so hilarious LOL although smh at the volleyball part, aiyah)
BEAST – Doojoon (defs lives up to his name of former soccer player)
2PM – Nichkhun (AHHH HE WAS SO GREAT DURING HIDE AND SEEK)
ZE:A – Siwan (he’s adorable. those dives though wtf.)
T-ara – Eunjung (seeing as how she was Jihyo’s counterpart, there were some expectations but I feel let down..)

Basically, Running Man Team and Idol Team compete against each other in faux-Olympics.
Honestly, I thought there was no way the Running Man team could fare well against the fresh-blooded, athletic, young idols. BUT OH BOY did we underestimate the Running Man cast… It’s an intense episode in the sense that the two teams are constantly at each other’s necks and the result is unpredictable.

I looove how chatty, comfortable, and active the idol team was! I felt like for a team that was thrown together for the first time (unlike RM who have been together for 2 years), they have pretty good coordination and teamwork.

Highlights:

  • the French introductions
  • Gwangsoo’s entrance with piano
  • Jongkook’s face during the relay
  • Joon and Siwan on the trampoline (OMGGGGGG)
  • Gwangsoo in the hurdle game
  • SIWAN BEING A FUCKING GRACEFUL-ASS SWAN OF PERFECTION with his dives
  • Siwan’s “death”
  • Joon in the box
  • Joon’s face of true fear
  • “Let me borrow 200 million won”

January 13, 2013. 2PM, BEAST, C.N. Blue, Kim Jongkook, Leessang, MBLAQ, Super Junior, T-ara, Variety/Talk Shows, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

We Got Married – Julien Kang, Kwanghee, and Lee Joon speaking French

LOL…… LOOOOLLLLLL………
(Basically Julien Kang teaches Kwanghee and Lee Joon how to say sweet, romantic nothings in French… except he really is feeding them phrases of the opposite meaning, WHICH Kwanghee then decides to use on a very confused Sunhwa.)

Alright, I haven’t been keeping up with recent We Got Married couples, and I especially knew nothing about Julien’s personality–but I am loving this troublemaking side he’s showing. Not to mention, I can speak basic French which made this all the more hilarious for me.

January 11, 2013. Julien Kang, MBLAQ, Reality Show, Secret, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Ep 8

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/the-romantic-idol-episode-8-english-subs.html

And so ends a lovely season 1 of the show that grabbed me by the heart and strapped me down for a roller coaster ride for 8 weeks. Thank you for being entertainment worth gold that kept me anticipating each week’s episode. ;v;

BUT LUCKILY, season 2 has kicked off immediately with the end of season 1, so the ride continues! Admittedly, I’m not nearly as interested in the new participants (not to mention it feels a lot more dry now that we’ve ran through all these procedures once already) but I hope I end up liking it as much as the first season.

This is definitely not the most interesting episode, because nothing develops. Almost everything has been set somewhat in stone and at this point, all of the couples and everything are predictable EXCEPT FOR THE FATE OF TWO CERTAIN PEOPLE: Seungah and JB. Is there a twist? Is there a change of heart? Is it a tragedy?

But this doesn’t mean that it’s not still an enjoyable and sweet episode. They’re now at the end of the 4-day trip to Jeju Island and must make their “final choice.” Feelings are confirmed, couples are formed, and they get to be super lovey-dovey and adorable with each other. Picturesque pairs in a picturesque setting. ^^

I really fell in love with every member of The Romantic & Idol season 1. Even Mir, who I first thought to be a thoughtless douche, turned out to be a sweet and sincere person. The entire cast got along so well and was comprised of such genuinely good-hearted, adorable, pretty-inside-and-out people.<3 I’ll miss them~

The episode ends with the introduction of the season 2 participants. I REALLY WANT TO BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THE SEASON 1 COUPLES ARE ACTUALLY GOING OUT, or at least still keep in contact. I mean, look at what Kevin says about Hyungshik LOL. Also I have a feeling maybe Mir too, since those two were adamant about keeping connected when they get back to Seoul. =u=

January 7, 2013. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

SBS Gayo Daejun 2012

MBC Gayo Daejun has yet to arrive, but I already think that SBS Gayo Daejun will be my favorite one this year.

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Simon D, Epik High, Dynamic Duo – Cypher (MV)

THIS. IS. SO. HOT.
I do like me some rapping hip hop every so often and THIS IS SO AWESOME YOU WILL BE FLAPPING AND HOPPING AT THE END–oh wait no Tablo had that covered, sorry.


S.M. The Performance (aka dancing pretty boys)
SHINee’s Taemin & Minho, EXO’s Kai & Lay, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk & Donghae, DBSK’s Yunho

HOOOOOOOOO BOY THEY ARE ALL SO POWERFUL I had to watch this multiple times to contain my feels even though I’m usually not a sucker for dancing. This is just /THAT/ impressive.

Taemin was outstanding, and that move with putting on the jacket was great.
Kai has always been an established dancer but Lay finally gets some spotlight too! Except not really because they don’t film him as much, but I’m just glad he’s there! I LOOOOVE the trade-offs between these two, as if they’re battling it out but still somewhat mirroring each other and in sync.
THAT TRANSITION FROM THE EXO DANCE TO EUNHYUK WAS P E R F E C T.
Of course, who doesn’t already know that Eunhyuk’s an incredible dancer? :D (HIM AT 3:52 WOOOOW)
Yunho’s entrance is beyond hot. Dayummmm.
Donghae’s dancing was never that “powerful” but his moves always look so fluid! (I was SO impressed by his jump and flip part later.)

With the exception of Minho, they couldn’t have picked a more flawless line-up because these are truly some of SM’s finest dancers. No but srsly what is Minho doing there because they have enough pretty boys anyway; I never quite thought of Minho as the strongest dancer. Makes sense that he didn’t get a solo dance.


CN Blue & FT Island

Okay I have to say that I LOVE that these two groups are not only collabing but MIXED TOGETHER as if they’re one group but in two teams.
Furthermore, all of them look like they’re having soooo much fun! Look at that smile on Jonghyun’s face LOL. I really do feel like these two groups are brothers, both on and off stage. My only complaint is that they never filmed the drummers so we don’t get to see Minhyuk and Minhwan rocking out :c


EXO – MAMA

I’m not very observant so I didn’t even notice that EXO-M had come up to join their other half, so I literally SCREAMED aloud when I saw Kris filling in for the second half of the screamo bit LOL. IDK HOW I DIDN’T NOTICE THAT THE GROUP DOUBLED IN SIZE, BUT YEAH. Allkpop only labelled the video as EXO-K so I wasn’t anticipating the twist hahaha. OT12 <3

The standout here was Chen imo, who not only got to finally sing in his native language Korean, but belted his guts out and was fabulous.


Park Jimin (15&), Baek Ah Yeon, Lee Hi

For some reason, this is one of my favorite stages of SBS Gayo Dajun even though I have complaints. Something about it just sparkles.
While I feel kind of bad that the three of them (where is Yerin ;AA; ?) are crammed together into one performance, I like that all three of them were brought together because they’re (+ Yerin) JYP/YG’s fresh rookie but powerhouse singing girls who can defs hold their own just with their voices.
I must say that Lee Hi owned the solo perfs; she had the perfect attitude and hit all the right points. Meanwhile, Jimin was strong but veery pitchy, and Baek Ah Yeon lacked the power and spark to stand up to the other girls. I did hold my breath at Baek Ah Yeon’s long high note though. :’D

Then they come together to sing Mercy.
.______. which is just.. really.. very awkward because SNSD just came back with Dancing Queen, a remake of the same song. Of all songs they could’ve chosen, why…

But that issue aside, THEY SOUND DIVALICIOUS AND FABULOUS, HOOOLY.
Jimin aced this one with her belting and attitude. Baek Ah Yeon REALLY surprised me by shining here too with her high notes and runs! She was soft at first so I didn’t expect much, but dayumm. Lee Hi’s voice on the other hand seemed somewhat one-dimensional in this song.

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COLORS OF K-POP


Mystic White – Mermaid Princess
KARA’s Jiyoung, Secret’s Sunhwa, SISTAR’s Bora, 4minute’s Gayoon, After School’s Lizzy

This is the only Colors of K-pop performance that I’ve seen so far, and I do have to commend SBS for pulling all the stops for this Gayo Daejun! They did a great job imo. I mean, it’s awesome to be pulling members of a bunch of different groups, but they also had FULL NEW SONGS composed for each group. And then the members had to learn and record the songs, and learn the choreography that was come up just for this. The commitment that was put into this by both the members and production team can almost match that of what is put into a real group’s single (okay not really, but it is still admirable that they go through the entire process).

Watching this, it feels like we’re watching a new group’s debut LOL except without the rookie feel. The members of Mystic White compliment each other really well and I can see why they were put into this group.

I do kind of feel as though they wasted Bora’s rapping potential though, or maybe it’s just because I’m not too big a fan on that cutesy rapping style.

I LOVE THE TRANSITION from the underwater VCR to the performance, with the way it seems like they’re rising out of the water and onto stage; it’s brilliant!


Dramatic Blue – Tearfully Beautiful
Infinite’s Woohyun, BEAST’s Yoseob, Teen Top’s Niel, 2AM’s Jo Kwon, MBLAQ’s G.O

…….wow. I’m only now realizing that they literally casted all main lead vocals. Interesting.
While they sound pretty solid as a group, I guess they kind of lack that spark haha. Unlike Mystic White, it’s pretty easy to tell that this is a collab and not a real group because I don’t see them complimenting each other or making up for each other’s weaknesses? Not to mention because they’re all mostly trained in vocals, some of the dancing felt really awkward LOL.

The animation at the beginning was really cute. But then I think, WAIT.. ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS STAND IN FRONT OF A GREEN SCREEN and Mystic White was freaking submerged in water LOL.

I did however enjoy how carefree this performance felt!


Dynamic Black – Yesterday
2AM’s Jinwoon, MBLAQ’s Lee Joon, BEAST’s Kikwang, Infinite’s Hoya, Teen Top’s L.Joe

WOW! This is arguably the best group and performance of Colors of K-pop, and I’m not surprised. They truly are dynamic.. AND dramatic, dazzling, and even somewhat mystic/romantic.
That opening sequence was way too long and overdone though. But the actual performance is kick-ass!

They have great group chemistry! Saying that they’re a real group would actually be believable.
And I’m realizing that I guess they intended for Dramatic Blue to be the vocalist group and for Dynamic Black to be the dancing group, but it’s interesting because Dynamic Black’s vocals are actually…pretty..really good. Although a complaint would be that there’s a lot of backtrack and sometimes I couldn’t tell if they were lipsyncing. All in all, they got some of the most versatile boygroup members for this group. I mean, Joon, Kikwang, and Hoya (ESPECIALLY this boy) are all usually known for their dancing, but they also can hold up their end with their vocals. And Jinwoon is rockin’ for a member of a ballad group.

I also think that this group got some of the better choreography. THAT PART WHEN L.JOE RAPS AND THE CUBES START ASCENDING and it’s like a flight of stairs.. THAT IS AWESOMEEE. And the part where it’s like Hoya’s breaking free from the other guys’ grasp.
Not to mention, the line distribution is pretty equal all across the board. And they are all charismatic. GOOD FOR YOU, DYNAMIC BLACK. I THINK YOU WIN.


Dazzling Red – This Person
SISTAR’s Hyorin, 4minute’s Hyuna, After School’s Nana, Secret’s Hyosung, KARA’s Nicole

…uh. Okay, I really liked the opening sequence–I thought it was classy and befitting for the group. But the actual performance was kind of disappointing and dull all-around. :’c

The song and line distribution were reaaally repetitive. I have to say that the only things that changed the song up and made it have more depth were Hyuna’s raps but I wasn’t very fond of her rapping here. None of them got to show off their vocals; not even HYORIN, the queen of singing. The dancing was also repetitive and had no outstanding points. Most of the time, they were swaying and trying to be sexy.

They do, however compliment each other pretty well and are in sync. :’D

December 29, 2012. 15&, 2AM, 4Minute, After School, Baek Ah Yeon, BEAST, C.N. Blue, Dong Bang Shin Ki, Dynamic Duo, Epik High, EXO, FT Island, Infinite, Kara, Lee Hi, MBLAQ, Performance, Secret, SHINee, Simon D, SISTAR, Super Junior, Teen Top. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Ep 7

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/12/the-romantic-idol-episode-7-english-subs.html

DID YOU HEAR THAT? That was the sound of my heart breaking for Seungah, who’s shown that she’s the most understanding, selfless, mature, strong girl with many appeals but no guys around fitting to see this. But you really can’t expect everything to work out or magically click together perfectly, so I guess this was inevitable. I just feel terrible for her despite how strong she acts.

I must say that I love how they talk to each other about staying in contact after getting back to Seoul, or gossiping about who might date for real after the show–it just makes it all seem so real. Like we’ve been watching real friendships, bonds, and budding romances form right in front of our eyes that actually mean something to these people, rather than just something fabricated for a show. The entire cast seems to have gotten pretty tightknit through these 4 days spent together, so I hope they stay in touch afterwards. (Jihyun and Hyungshik can go get married, justsaying–)

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Also, special bonus:

Hyungshik’s Christmas present ///A/// HE’S SO ADORABLE AND PERFECT. This is incredibly sweet, just like his voice. That vibrato and those runs <3

December 26, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Ep 6

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/12/the-romantic-idol-episode-6-english-subs.html

HYUNGSHIK STOP KILLING OUR HEARTS WITH YOUR ADORABLE SWEETNESS, JEEZ.

This episode is mostly about the second song shuffle where the girls choose a song, and the guys come out if they like it, then they go on a moonlit date.

Okay let’s just address each individual separately:

Jihyun – GO GET (I’m really glad she committed herself to him the entire time despite being the most popular)
Hyungshik – MARRIED ALREADY (ugh he’s cute and they’re perf together)
Seungah – :c I loveeee this girl and feel so sorry towards her.. I don’t see why nobody seems to see how amazing she is. And to deal with this, she’s been really strong and selfless too. I find her absolutely admirable<3
JB – I like him, I was somehow more impressed by his singing here than in DH2 and JJ Project, but he’s done a lot of inconsiderate things. ._. But at least he has the decency to feel guilty.
Jei – She’s adorbs and I don’t see her as shifty as others do, tbh. I just don’t understand why she seemed upset at that last part?
Mir – I didn’t expect to be rooting for him with Jei, but now I am~
Hyejeong – I LOVE HER; she’s so down to earth and pretty inside & out.
Jun.K – I’m glad they put him on this show because he truly IS the romantic idol.

December 20, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Ep 4

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/12/the-romantic-idol-episode-4-english-subs.html

I forgot to blog this right after I watched it so now I don’t remember clearly what happened in the episode. OTL

This episode comes with good and bad news. On the bright side, ONE OTP IS SOLIDIFIED. It’s fate and they’re adorable with each other. ;u;<3
Unfortunately, the rest of the cast is in jumbles tbh LOL. It’s hard to reveal much without accidentally spoiling.

December 12, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Ep 3

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/11/the-romantic-idol-episode-3-english-subs.html

OH SHIT. LOL. Everything’s getting all jumbled up now, pairs are being switched around, and hearts are changing!! Some ships are sinking and some are still tugging along, but at this point, for the most part you kind of can’t predict what’ll happen. ;^;

I can’t really talk about the episode without spoiling anything lol.

They go to the BEAUTIFUL (omg that ocean when the boys run in) Jeju Island and have another random pair-off where the girls choose necklaces prepared by the guys, and they go on dates.

This show is getting very interesting, complicated, and dramatic LOL. WHAT TO DOOOOOO.

(PS: Hyungshik is so awkward but he’s so endearing.)

December 2, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Episode 2

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/11/the-romantic-idol-episode-2-english-subs.html

NOW I REALLY WANT EPISODE 3. This show is strangely addicting.

Still nothing set in stone. We find out who chose Stay and who chose Change, then they do this song shuffle thing to give them an opportunity to go on a date. Didn’t like the format though ;w; It’s kind of unfair.

Again, I don’t want to spoil anything.. but might I please just point out
how adorable everyone is
JB’s cuteness especially, my god, stahpppp

November 24, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol – Episode 1

http://www.kshownow.net/2012/11/the-romantic-idol-episode-1-english-subs.html

OKAY. So I randomly started watching this show even though I’d never heard of it before because I was curious. NO EXPECTATION AT ALL to like to show or get attached, addicted, etc…………. ಠ___ಠ Now I’m REALLY yearning for the next episode.

Shit. I actually really like most of them. There are a couple though that I’m kinda mehhh about because of their attitudes or behavior.

Basically the concept of the show is that 8 idol group members (4 female, 4 male) are thrown on Jeju Island together–no managers or stylists allowed. While I guess there are missions, for the most part, they act on their accord. They are themselves (not an idol facade or a character) and they must take care of themselves. In this sense, it’s like a reality show.

This is the first episode though so they started with initial meetings. Each of them had to choose a location representing a stereotypical romantic scenario, and meet there with the person of the opposite gender who also chose this location, and it’s a date.

I don’t want to spoil anything, but some of them are really cute together LOL. TWO OF THE COUPLES HAVE A LOT OF CHEMISTRY. ;v; But we’ll see what happens as the show goes on! Some things may change.. or some things may endure and bloom.

(Honestly, I worry a bit for the idols because it does feel like they came with their REAL feelings. And I don’t know if anyone’s gonna be hurt, or if their agency and fans will be okay with everything.)

Anyway, these are the participants of the show:

Jihyun (4minute)
Seungah (Rainbow)*
Jei (Fiestar)**
Hyejeong (AOA)
Jun.K/Junsu (2PM)
Mir (MBLAQ)
JB (JJ Project)
Hyungshik (ZE:A)

*I don’t know why I haven’t heard much about SeungAh before when she’s so fantastic. She’s friendly, talkative, honest, and I’m very glad to see her on this show.
**WOAH. SHE JUST DEBUTED THOUGH SO THIS IS REALLY SURPRISING but I’m also really happy for her ;v; I’ve been really liking her and Fiestar.

November 23, 2012. 2PM, 4Minute, AOA, Fiestar, JJ Project, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Reality Show, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

Pit-A-Pat Shake – LizJoon Couple Cut

Credit: pledisAStrans

Tbh I’m a shipper of Joon & Jiyeon, but OMG LOL THESE TWO. They are like the exact same person. I can’t believe I never thought about that before. They’re replicas of each other.. Both awkward, sweet, fun, airheaded, silly. O A O Which is why it’s so awkward seeing them together LOL. But they’re kind of perfect for each other.

I would so not mind if they started dating irl. ^^

January 31, 2012. After School, MBLAQ, Variety/Talk Shows. Leave a comment.

MBLAQ – It’s War

Holy shit. This MV, the song, the acting, the dancing.. is all really intense. This is really… WOW MBLAQ. GREAT JOB. I used to kind of find them in general as a group somewhat cheap and I didn’t like their songs like Oh Yeah or G.O.O.D. Luv or Y.. I somewhat liked Cry… But this is some HQ stuff. Like, everything about it is HQ. They sound fucking fantastic. I’m surprised I was impressed by Mir’s rapping. Their singing is great. The MV is epic. This is.. wow. GREAT JOB MBLAQ. I hope 2012 belongs to you!!

If they don’t get recognition for this, it really is war.

January 9, 2012. MBLAQ. Leave a comment.

BEAST’s super reaction to MBLAQ Mir’s fast speed

LOL! SO CUTE.

January 9, 2012. BEAST, MBLAQ. Leave a comment.

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