130408 We Got Married (Global) – Ep 1

First of all. BLESS YOU MBC. MWAH MWAH MWAH MWAH♥

Thank you for:
1) uploading this episode onto your official youtube account, and
2) providing English subtitles.

Way to go!!!


Ok Taecyeon (2PM) x Gui Gui

THIS COUPLE IS WAY TOO CUTE… (Also, Gui Gui has way too many names LOL. Emma Wu?) I loved how natural they were with each other and how they were just always silly, fun, smiley, and energetic.

Listening to Taecyeon speak English was unexpectedly attractive, and Gui Gui’s Engrish is actually not too bad and it’s cute. There’s more of a language barrier here but it doesn’t seem like they’re having trouble with that seeing as how they’re both so expressive. They’re so hilarious ;u; I’m going to enjoy watching this couple a lot.


Lee Hongki (FT Island) x Fujii Mina

This couple was a lot more calm, shy, and awkward. Hopefully they’ll have lots of chemistry once they warm up to each other! I was really impressed by Fujii Mina’s Korean; she seems so surprisingly fluent. It doesn’t seem like they’ll have much trouble communicating. :’D ..It’s just that I don’t know if these two have much to communicate to each other.

April 9, 2013. 2PM, FT Island, Reality Show. Leave a comment.

The Human Condition – Ep 4

http://www.daebaksubs.com/2013/01/eng-human-condition-ep-04-full.html

Members:
Kim Junhyeon (4 Men’s fat man)
Yang Sangguk (4 Men’s unsophisticated man)
Kim Junho (King Gamsu)
Heo Gyeonghwan (4 Men’s short man; flower beggar)
Jeong Taeho (Madam Jeong; leader of Brave Guys)
Park Seongho (Gyaru-san)

Guests:
Shin Bora (female vocalist from Brave Guys and Discoveries in Life)
Ailee (the PERFECT AMAZING ADORABLE idol solo vocalist)

I’m on a Gag Concert roll tonight!

This is the first time I’ve heard of this show, and the first episode I’ve watched, but it’s the last episode of the series LOL. You can basically figure everything out though:
6 comedians have been living analog lives together for a week—banned from cell phones, most technology, and the internet—and by the end of it all, they’ve become a family and have mended bonds.

I’ve been really interested lately in the comedians’ real personalities as I got to know them from their GagCon characters, so it’s nice to see them in an offstage environment—like real people, with conflicts and flaws, but it’s all still so sweet.

Aww, I love when they reference their characters though; it’s so cute. Especially Jeong Taeho’s “Hi, hello~ What’s the problem?” in his Madam Jeong voice. They’re all naturally hilarious and brilliant people.

I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be a really sentimental and heartwarming show.

Parts I was especially touched by:

  • “We have to be good to our parents. We don’t do that until they get sick.” – Kim Junho
  • When Kim Junhyeon developed his disposable camera’s pictures and ordered 6 copies of each, for each member.. ;_____; awwwwwwwww…
  • The entire ending<3

February 21, 2013. Reality Show. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol Season 2 – Ep 6

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/02/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-6.html

Finally, we’ve reached the final episode of season 2!

-takes a deep breath-

Sorry, there’s just so much to express, but I’ll keep the spoilers under the cut.

In this episode, they go on a free date (as in they can choose who to go with) and then is the Final Selection—plot twists aplenty. Prepare yourself.

I have to say though that Eunyoung is like a diamond in the rough; she has such an awesome spunky, but sincerely understanding personality that is more lovable than anything, and such a rare find. I’m really glad that she was discovered more through this show, and she really shines especially in this episode. She says and does THE MOST HILARIOUS THINGS LOL! And I may be a cynic, but I love love love love her “curses.” Eunyoung is perfect.

And so ends another season of crack/fangirl-food (whatever you wanna call it), The Romantic & Idol. Truthfully, the second season is a bit of a disaster and didn’t live up to its predecessor, season 1, at all. But hey, what’s important is that we got the chance to get to know 8 astounding people and watch their interactions as they made friendships they’re not likely to forget!

(more…)

February 12, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol Season 2 – Ep 5

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/02/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-5.html

Sorry, I was misinformed before and thought that episode 5 would be the last one, but it’s not! I’m trying to find out how many eps there are total but no results.. :c The next one is most likely the last one though.

ANYWAY, THANK YOU EPISODE 5. You are by far the best episode, in my opinion, of season 2. :D
Things in this season have been continually frustrating, disappointing, confusing, awkward or otherwise kind of boring in the negative way.

But finally this episode gives a bit more closure and truths come out!

Basically, they all go on their song shuffle dates (filming themselves and thus without any staff around) and complete another mission. Then, it’s the Midnight Truth Room where they each choose one person with whom to talk, in an isolated room for 3 minutes: they ask questions, apologize, reveal their feelings, confirm what the other person is thinking.

(The rest of this post has spoilers.)

(Stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled, silly)

DAMMIT JONGHOON FINALLY. FINALLY!!!! There’s a little hope because he FINALLY has a 2nd preference! Yeah, he’s a good guy for being committed to Yewon and not wanting to lead on other girls at first, but it’s still a dating show. You only have 4 days, hearts and minds change easily, things will shift around, and to be fair, you should open your mind a little to others too because that’s how a program like this works.

And I think Yewon fails to understand this as well—even if she’s been struggling in deciding between 2 people—because she keeps expressing her disappointment that Minhyuk isn’t committed to her. BUT THAT’S KIND OF HOW IT WORKS..?

Anyway, I’m glad that Minhyuk and Jiwon finally get time to get to know each other because I honestly found their truth room talks REALLY cute. They were tense and awkward, but that’s because you can tell they’re very wary of each other and there’s a spark of attraction that neither of them can define or deny, although they’re both still uncertain about each other. They were really sweet, and Jiwon’s totally understanding about him being confused. ;u;
(Can I just say that YESSSS FINALLY they’re going to have a date, and I’m so excited! That last bit they showed in the preview of their date, with them posing together is tooooo too too tooo too cute.)

I also have to give a hand to G.NA for being incredibly understanding, caring, and considerate (well other than her little “I wanna throw up” when her song shuffle partner was revealed HAHA THAT WAS THE BEST because she finally stood up for herself a little).

My heart goes out to Eunyoung though. I wish she could’ve gotten more chances to show her true self because she’s so dorky, hilarious, hyperactive, and cute. But in front of others, she becomes timid. Thankfully, her personality does leak out enough for the rest of the cast TO ALL TALK ABOUT HER AND IMITATE HER DURING THEIR INTERVIEWS LMAO. Definitely daebak. I love that girl.

Unfortunately, the same could go for Kevin because he didn’t get to show much of himself on this show… He has charms, but is too softspoken and timid, and in the end just became the nice best guy friend.. ;n; I’m skeptical of him having a happy ending on this show, but he seems great so I’m sure he’ll find someone just fine in his life. :)

February 7, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol Season 2 – Ep 4

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-4.html

Cast:
G.NA
Jewelry – Yewon
SPICA – Jiwon
TWO X – Eunyoung
FT Island – Jonghoon
BTOB – Minhyuk
VIXX – N
ZE:A – Kevin

How to feel about this season. It’s really more bitter than sweet.
I can see why they decided to end this one after 5 episodes rather than extending to 8 like the last season did, and now I see why it feels like everything’s being rushed. There’s so much omitted because they just don’t have time to air scenes that don’t contribute too much to the concluding suspense.

(Edit: Sorry, I was misinformed and it doesn’t end after 5 episodes after all~)

After watching this, I feel like dipping my head into water and running around screaming with a bucket over my face. WHERE IS THIS ALL GOING………. IS ANYBODY GOING TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING AT ALL?!

I feel really bad for Eunyoung, G.NA, and Kevin though…
I think things can still look up for Eunyoung but the way she was crying but still laughing and pretending to be fine and strong is kind of heartbreaking.

January 31, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol Season 2 – Ep 3

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-3.html

Cast:
G.NA
Jewelry – Yewon
SPICA – Jiwon
TWO X – Eunyoung
FT Island – Jonghoon
BTOB – Minhyuk
VIXX – N
ZE:A – Kevin

And this season continually proves to be frustrating.

Jonghoon’s obsession and lack of a second preference is admirable because he’s so committed, but it’s really.. unfair because the only girls aren’t getting a chance. And if things don’t work out, then game over. It makes for a boring dating show.

This episode shows the rest of the mid-round selections. It’s weird because while this season is perpetually unpredictable, it also is somewhat predictable, because EVERYONE’s got their eye on just 1 or 2 people, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going to be willing to leave that circle any time soon.

SHIPPING ROOKIE COUPLE 5EVA. THEY SO CUTE. EUNYOUNG SO ADORKABLE.

January 25, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, ZE:A. Leave a comment.

The Romantic & Idol Season 2 – Ep 2

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-2.html

Cast:
G.NA
Jewelry – Yewon
SPICA – Jiwon
TWO X – Eunyoung
FT Island – Jonghoon
BTOB – Minhyuk
VIXX – N
ZE:A – Kevin

There is nothing about this season that isn’t awkward.
Every single one of them except for, like, Jonghoon is awkward.
But Jonghoon’s intentions and actions make things awkward.
Every coupling is awkward.
It’s hard to see any of them as an actual romantic “couple.”
Why are most of them so timid?
WHY ARE THEY SO UNROMANTIC…

But all this aside, ugh I feel so bad for G.NA… and everyone else who got ditched by their dates at the aquarium.

No seriously, watch the aquarium scene—N O B O D Y was hanging out with their designated date.

I feel more chemistry between Minhyuk and N (okay gotta admit their friendship is super cute, and they individually are super cute as well) than between the couples.

Anyway, in this episode, they do a necklace shuffle and get to go on a date, with a mission that I personally think came too fast because you can tell none of them are ready for that kind of thing romantically. Which is why every pair revolved THEIR ENTIRE DATE around fulfilling this mission, and chose to make it like “acting” and “filming a pretty scene” instead of a real show of affection—except for maybe one whose hug looked surprisingly real.

Then, they go to an aquarium which was kind of pointless, because none of them stuck with “bus seat shuffle” date.
Finally, they enter the mid-round selections where each person had to film the one that they had interest in, and it’s broadcasted in front of everyone. It’s cruel LOL but Jiwon was so embarrassed it was cute.

Season 2, please please please pick it up! I cringe watching this while thinking about how nice its predecessor, season 1, was.

January 16, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, ZE:A. 1 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 Season 2 – Ep 1

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/the-romantic-idol-season-2-episode-1.html

And so starts our journey with the fresh new cast! I’m glad that we’re starting to get to know all of their personalities; I’m worried because of how much I loved all of the season 1 participants, but they’re growing on me.

They go on their first dates, which are really.. really awkward. Honestly, I think they’re more awkward than the first dates of season 1. It’s interesting because while I find that S2’s cast generally has more reserved people? Yet there’s also Yewon who’s on the other end of the spectrum and is more straightforward and hyperactive than most of S1’s cast. It’s like there’s a general lacking of personality, and then there’s Yewon who’s full of personality (kind of an overdose of it). I’m feeling a little uncomfortable with the fact that S2’s participants don’t seem like people that would take the lead. IT’S ALL SO AWKWARD……

I don’t want to spoil the pairings for the first date so I can’t talk too much about the episode. Q__Q (rookiecoupleIkindoflikesofar although they’re timid and awkward)

G.NA – I REALLY hope she doesn’t end up like Seungah from S1 who was seen as the comfortable noona that isn’t considered a love interest. She has so much more aegyo than expected ahaha.
Yewon (Jewelry) – omgah qurl plz chill LOL. Although I know it’s her personality..
Jiwon (SPICA) – Some people don’t like her so far, and I’m guessing it’s because she’s kind of boring and mature/quiet. BUT I’M BIASED TOWARDS HER because I love SPICA, and I understand she’s not used to variety.
Eunyoung (TWO X) – She has a fierce image but she seems kind of cute so far ;v; Hopefully she’ll break out of that nervous newbie mold and show more of herself later.
Jonghoon (FT Island) – As expected, he’s very charming.
Kevin (ZE:A) – I expected him to be like the comic relief among the boys but there hasn’t been much of him so far.
Minhyuk (BTOB) – I.. DIDN’T KNOW HIM BEFORE but I’m starting to kind of like him. He’s such a klutz; it’s kind of cute.
N (VIXX) – AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW -pinches his cheeks-

January 9, 2013. BTOB, FT Island, G.NA, Jewelry, Reality Show, Spica, TWO X, VIXX, 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.

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–)

~

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.

Hello Venus – Birth of Venus – Ep 1

The show’s from May but I decided to check it out ’cause I’m curious about what the girls are like. :D

I can really see why they got their own reality show haha. Unlike what you’d expect from rookies, they’re not awkward and shy at all. They’re the active, talkative, energetic, down to earth, friendly, naturally-cute girls that aren’t overly obsessed with their idol images. ;v;

November 26, 2012. Hello Venus, Reality Show. Leave a comment.

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