Henry Lau performing “Trap” on piano (130608 Sukira)

This is why this guy is my ultimate bias.

June 10, 2013. Performance, Radio, Super Junior-M. Leave a comment.

Donghae, Eunhyuk, Henry, Siwon – So Cold


@ 130324 Super Junior Super Show 5

I really wish this had a studio version, because I can so see this being my jam.<3

May 30, 2013. Songs, Super Junior. Leave a comment.

Strong Heart – Ep 158

http://www.daebaksubs.com/2013/03/eng-strong-heart-ep-158-full.html

This episode is a continuation of episode 157.

Guests include:
Kim Sohyun (13yo child actress from I Miss You, Moon that Embraces the Sun)
Park Minha (6yo child actress)
Lee Sangyup (Secretary Park from Nice Guy)
Hye Park (model)
+ surprise visit from Hwang Minwoo (“Little Psy” aka dancing boy in Gangnam Style)

Regulars and interns include Boom, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Rainbow’s Jisook, and ZE:A’s Kwanghee.

TOO MANY CUTE CHILDREN… SOB. AND ONE OF MY TOP GIRLCRUSHES, THE LOVELY AND TALENTED KIM SOHYUN. (In her talk, she mentions Kim Yoojung and the kiss scene with Yeo Jingu.)

It’s not too spectacular of an episode but they made it worth it for me!

There were some continuity issues with the editing though; for example, they’d show a reaction from Sohyun without the clothespin in her hair, and then right after, she’s in the background with the clothespin in her hair. =w=;; Nice try, SBS.

April 8, 2013. Kim Sohyun, Kim Yoojung, Park Minha, Rainbow, Super Junior, Variety/Talk Shows, ZE:A. 2 comments.

Running Man – Ep 135

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/03/running-man-episode-135-english-subs.html

Guests:
Jackie Chan
Siwon (Super Junior)

Definitely a milestone episode for Running Man. Finally dreams have been fulfilled of having Jackie Chan guest on the show! And he’s absolutely perfect for the environment: genius, active, quickwitted, easygoing, strong, and hilarious. He’s seriously a living legend.

I’m not even disappointed that the actual premise of the episode was kind of boring/lacking. They basically just play games/missions and each team accumulates darts. At the end, they throw the darts and try to get it into the ~*golden*~ bullseye. If it were any other guest, it wouldn’t be too interesting an episode.

But Jackie Chan really sweeps the entire show off of its hypothetical feet, turns it upside down, and makes it fun.

March 8, 2013. Tags: , . Kim Jongkook, Leessang, Super Junior, Variety/Talk Shows. Leave a comment.

Strong Heart – Ep 157

http://www.daebaksubs.com/2013/02/eng-strong-heart-ep-157-full.html
(It continues into episode 158 but I’ve yet to watch that!)

I watched this just for Kim Sohyun; she’s quickly become one of my favorite people as she’s so talented and sweet despite being only 13 years old. (She’s the child actress from I Miss You~)

Other guests include Lee Sang Yup (Secretary Park from Nice Guy) and Park Minha (6-year-old child actress).
Regulars + interns include Boom, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Rainbow’s Jisook, ZE:A’s Kwanghee, and Myname’s Insoo.

There’s a cuteness overload in this episode due to the presence of Kim Sohyun and Park Minha, who are different forms of cute, I suppose—seeing as how Kim Sohyun is twice the age of Park Minha.

This is my first time being exposed to Park Minha, and I already am loving her! ;u; Some people think she’s fake/shady, but COME ON. GIVE HER A BREAK. She’s 6 fucking years old. The things that she says might come off as fake because 1) she’s more mature than her actual age, 2) she says some pretty smart things that you might suspect to be scripted but who really knows, 3) she’s very careful about her words because SHE MIGHT BE 6 YEARS OLD BUT she has already gotten used to being a celebrity. She can already comprehend at this age that she has an audience and that she must watch her every action and word. She’s been on so many shows, has been acting, and has even been on the radio—so duh, she has experience and unexpectedly knows her stuff.
I personally think she’s brilliant. It’s surprising that she won 1000 Song Challenge because that requires having memorized the lyrics to a lot of songs, but furthermore, she sings an excerpt from Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” in this episode. OF ALL SONGS… she sings THAT song. In English. A 6-year-old Korean child actress. Wow.

Park Minha also shows her dancing (along with her two elder sisters who are also adorable, very smart and mature) and sings an old, sad Korean song to which she cries. .____. I can’t believe that she’s capable of expressing that much emotion when 6-year-olds shouldn’t even know of such deep emotions.

February 15, 2013. Kim Sohyun, Myname, Park Minha, Rainbow, Super Junior, Variety/Talk Shows, ZE:A. 4 comments.

I just. I’m sorry. This GIF kills me on the inside.

My bias for Henry Lau is coming back with full force.
his smile alksdfjlkjdsfljlkfewij

February 15, 2013. Super Junior, Super Junior-M. Leave a comment.

130201 Music Bank – Super Junior-M – “Break Down”

AAAAHHHHH It’s so nice seeing them perform on a Korean music show! Honestly, it’s a bit troublesome to follow Chinese groups because they don’t have regular music shows–it’s mostly either an interview/talk/variety show (where they usually have to lipsync) or a concert (shit audio quality).

February 1, 2013. Performance, Super Junior, Super Junior-M. Leave a comment.

Radio Star – Ep 312 (SNSD)

Credit: soshisubs

Guests: All 9 members of SNSD (Sooyoung leaves midway for another broadcast)

DEFINITELY a must-watch if you like SNSD. This show had me grinning the entire time and sometimes laughing out loud like a hyena because both the girls and the MCs are so hilarious and likable. Not to mention, Kyuhyun from SuJu is one of the MCs so there’s a lot of teasing back and forth between the SMTown-mates and they have dirt to spill on each other. Some parts were awkward, but I can’t blame them since it’s a talk show and you can’t always be hilarious or sentimental. My only complaint is that some of the members didn’t talk much/didn’t have much spotlight.

But oh man, the way they tried to pair up Kyuhyun and Seohyun, the awkward maknaes, was gold…

I love these girls though. :> They have some of the best personalities in the industry.

January 28, 2013. SNSD, Super Junior, Variety/Talk Shows. Leave a comment.

Running Man – Ep 74

iSubs Running Man Episode 74
Kshownow Running Man Episode 74

Guests:
Super Junior – Siwon
SHINee – Minho
f(x) – Sulli
Wonder Girls – Sohee
SISTAR – Hyorin

JIHYO SERIOUSLY HAS THE MOST LUCK IN THIS EPISODE LOL. Absolute princes she has there.

They form 4 teams and have a math race, doing missions to eventually accumulate numbers and math symbols, and at the end, the first team to use them to make the number 1 wins.
It’s a fun episode but I feel like it slightly fell flat although certain parts were hilarious. I feel like there were people that were hardly even shown (there’s a lot of Hyorin at first but later she disappears). And Sohee……. is BEYOND awkward HAHA.

Highlights:

  • Jongkook’s violent dancing
  • Team Sulli’s songs
  • Sohee’s silent .. fear-inducing ability

January 14, 2013. f(x), Kim Jongkook, Leessang, SHINee, SISTAR, Super Junior, Variety/Talk Shows, Wonder Girls. 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.

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.

Super Junior Leeteuk & Eunhyuk – Pillow Fight Star king cut

LMAO.

December 1, 2012. Super Junior. Leave a comment.

MAMA 2012

There were some other performances I wanted to see but I can’t find them on youtube and mnet hasn’t uploaded them (yet??). :c Will update later if possible.

Honestly I wasn’t too impressed by MAMA this year, performance-wise haha.

EXO – MAMA
+ Mirotic (by DBSK)
+ Lucifer (by SHINee) ft SHINee

They performed MAMA at MAMA.
LMAOOO IT’S PERF. Anyway, none of this is sung live, and I guess I don’t mind too much since most of the MAMA perfs didn’t really focus on live singing. Plus their dances for the most part are demanding.

It was nice seeing all 12 of EXO performing together. :D Although it’s kind of weird because seeing Super Junior (back when they performed as 13) was so natural, but when it’s 12 of EXO, it feels like so many people LOL. Like the stage is cluttered and overcrowded.

Then they split up for Mirotic and Lucifer! 8DDD I enjoyed those ’cause they didn’t use the original audio but actually covered them. Kai and Kris switching off the raps in Mirotic was awesome. (KRIS RAPPING IN KOREAN YUSSSS.) Baekhyun ACEDDDDD the Changmin belt!
It was also great to hear Luhan and Chen singing in Korean for Lucifer. ^^ When SHINee came out, it was like, “oh cool!” but they didn’t do anything big with it.

f(x) were ADORABLE cheering so enthusiastically for EXO too ;u; so cuteeeee.

Super Junior – Sexy, Free, and Single

I’m an ELF and I hate to say it, but SuJu’s performances weren’t particularly interesting at MAMA. xD THAT LED SHOW PRIOR TO THIS PERFORMANCE HOWEVER WAS AWESOME AND BRILLIANTLY CHEOREOGRAPHED.


PSY ft Hyuna – Gangnam Style

Yaaayyyyy :D It’s really nice seeing all of the other k-pop stars (and just basically the entire audience) enjoying this performance and supporting PSY so much!! They were all really passionate about it.

December 1, 2012. EXO, EXO-K, EXO-M, Performance, PSY, SHINee, Super Junior. 1 comment.

121123 Zhou Mi and Victoria perform at Generation Show

Singing “You are a song in my heart” & “Today I will marry you”

Aw, I love both of them. BUT OMG VICTORIA SINGING.. It’s such a rare sight.

November 24, 2012. f(x), Super Junior-M. Leave a comment.

121026 SMTown – Hope (SMTown in Tokyo)

This makes me smile so much! SMTown truly seems like a family. <3

I love intermingling between groups hehe.

October 31, 2012. CSJH the Grace, Dong Bang Shin Ki, EXO, EXO-K, EXO-M, f(x), SHINee, SNSD, Super Junior, Super Junior-M, Trax. Leave a comment.

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