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Worlds 2020: How Huanfeng Invaded JDG’s Base and Used Jhin’s Curtain Call

2020.10.23 16:27 SamejNardeh Worlds 2020: How Huanfeng Invaded JDG’s Base and Used Jhin’s Curtain Call

Allow me to preface this piece with a word of warning, dearest reader. This is my first time writing a play-by-play analysis piece for professional League of Legends. I’ve done similar writing pieces for other sports but none were done in the same level of diligence as this one. Even so, I’m worried that I may have missed some crucial details about certain individuals in the specified fight so bear that in mind. If you do catch any errors while reading, please let me know in the comments. I’m open to receiving feedback, both good and bad.
There will be another version of the story for you to read. You won’t have to click on hyperlinks placed within the text. You can see them as you go along the piece. The link to that version will be given at the very end of the post. Now then, please enjoy.
Near the end of the second game of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinal series between JD Gaming and Suning, Tang "huanfeng" Huan-Feng, the latter team’s AD Carry who anchored Jhin, suddenly ascended to proverbial stardom with his clever positioning and usage of the Curtain Call on the enemy base.
The play: https://youtu.be/LwqVeH_1wyo?t=1444
With three members of JDG dead and the remaining pair retreating along the bottom lane, Huanfeng roamed past the middle inhibitor turret, set his ultimate, and shot with the direction of the mouse cursor towards the withdrawing party to essentially finish them off. It was a fitting exclamation point to an outstanding performance for the 19-year-old young man as he finished with a KDA of 9/0/12 in Game 2.
Not only did that play showed JD Gaming just how good Huanfeng is, it also confirmed the world’s suspicions over his brewing potential, that yes, he is that damn good. Just like how young male starlets such as Yu “Jackeylove” Wen-Bo and Gao “Tian” Tian-Lang raised eyebrows with their triumph at Worlds, Huanfeng is looking to do the same this year. Need I remind everyone that this past season was Huanfeng’s first in the LPL after roaming around the lower divisions for years on end?
Despite his inexperience, Huanfeng had disproved any worries every time he stepped into the main stage of Worlds. As of now, Huanfeng stands at the hip with the world’s best in this tournament, regardless of nitpicking or sorting among ADC’s. Across all positions, Huanfeng is second in kills made (52), second in creep score per minute (9.5), third in average damage made to champions (625), fourth in gold share percentage (26.4%), fifth in KDA (7.5), and tied-ninth in least deaths (17). He has truly shown what it means to be a reliable carry at such a young age. He is fearless when going for the kill, an efficient farmer, highly participative, and holds incredible patience so as to not int without warning. Essentially put, wherever he goes, Suning goes and that has paid off for them thus far.
Driven by the momentum made by Huanfeng’s invasion, Suning went on to tie the series and defeat JDG in four games to advance to the semifinals of the World Championship. Against preluding skeptics—save for some that penciled them as a dark horse—Suning officially holds a place as one of the four best teams in the world.
Thanks to the effort of Huanfeng, Suning sit on the precipice of immortality. They only need two more best-of-five series victories to become champions and legends who are revered in the same level as their preceding compatriots. But how did the 19-year-old rookie sent his team on their merry way? How did Huanfeng anticipate JDG’s movements so much that he executed Jhin’s ultimate almost without fail?
This is where I come into the picture, dearest reader. Join me as I chronologically the events leading up to Huanfeng’s Curtain Call and how that spring boarded him from a reticent rookie to a forthcoming icon.
https://imgur.com/a/hTXu94g
The story begins with JDG’s disadvantage of vision in the jungle. On the top right side of the jungle, JDG was bereft of vision thanks to Suning’s wards that were scattered throughout the area. This strangled JDG since that left them vulnerable to any possible Suning ambush. To temporarily recover some vision, JDG support Zuo “LvMao” Ming-hao, with his Sett, stayed one one of the bushes to scope out any approaching Suning player, and as one of them did, LvMao backed off and went to mid lane to join jungler Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok, who was using Lilia. Unsurprisingly, LvMao’s small retreat wasn’t enough to fend off Suning, for a stealth ward placed in the middle of JDG’s jumbled formation bereaved them of security.
https://imgur.com/a/kp640Yw
As Sett moved alongside Lilia and Miss Fortune—handled by Lee “LokeN” Dong-wook—Suning’s jungler Lê “SofM” Quang Duy, with his Graves, used Smoke Screen to stun the markswoman. As Miss Fortune escaped the nearsighted disable, she was hit with Solar Flare, the ultimate of Leona who was played by Suning support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh. That ultimate further extended Miss Fortune’s stunned state for 1.5 additional seconds and saw her suffer heavy magic damage. As a result of these quick attacks which drained her durability and speed, Miss Fortune was left incredibly vulnerable.
Even so, Miss Fortune could’ve absolved herself of the pressing issue by using the Cleanse spell as she retreated to the other side of the jungle, but she didn’t use it.
As Miss Fortune moved to the jungle, she was pricked by Jhin’s auto attacks and his passive ability and Graves’ Collateral Damage ultimate. The combination forced Miss Fortune to flash ahead and escape Suning’s reach. Unfortunately, the flash lead to Gangplank—played by Suning top laner Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin—waiting near a bush by the river. With just one click on a planted Powder Keg, Miss Fortune was immediately killed, putting JDG one man down during the teamfight.
Meanwhile, as Graves pestered Miss Fortune, Jhin harassed Sett via his Captive Audience trap and auto clicks. In doing so, Sett separated himself from Miss Fortune to ensure his own safety. But just as Sett returned to frantically shield Miss Fortune by taking the brunt of Jhin’s autos, a miniscule difference in space allowed the attacks to pass through the support and land cleanly onto his ADC, facilitating her quick death.
https://imgur.com/a/BEhp9Ka
With Miss Fortune dead and him by his lonesome, Sett found himself in “no man’s land.” Lilia, his jungling teammate, couldn’t flash ahead to help him—and even if she did, she’d worsen her own chances of survival by the subsequent 2v2 situation. She was massively overscaled compared to her opponents. She had flash, yes, but that alone wasn’t enough to fully diverge away from Suning.
Sett managed to dodge a few attacks while stuck in no man’s land, but as he did so, his HP bar was split in half upon receiving damage from Gangplank’s powder keg on Miss Fortune and Jhin’s Dancing Grenade. Sett tried to equal the affair with his Haymaker on both Jhin and Leona, but the handicap situation was too much for him to bear. Just one more press of the Q on Jhin’s part was necessary to kill the JDG support and turn the teamfight into a 5v3.
https://imgur.com/a/Awoweyp
All of this is not mentioning JDG mid laner Zeng “Yagao” Qi’s late TP into the crucial battle on mid as Galio. In the beginning of Graves and Leona’s advancement on Sett, Galio recalled back to base to finish building Zhonya’s Hourglass and Hextech-Protobelt-01, which strengthened his ability power and raised his cooldown reduction. He then moved to mid lane to meet with the team, but a few seconds into the move, he inexplicably stopped and turned back to the fountain. He may have restocked on his Corrupting Potions or bought more Control Wards but neither was done. Only when the fight began did Galio scrambled to teleport behind Suning for a backdoor flank. Sadly, his arrival was far too late.
Additionally, while Galio was in the fountain, top laner Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran was clearing out vision wards with his Renekton near the bottom river, which stalled his contribution for JDG in the fight. These two actions effectively doomed JDG in the fight as neither could support their ailing teammates on time after finishing their adjustments.
Meanwhile, Lilia tried to repel Suning’s offensive attack herself, but that was asking too much simply because of his current level in comparison to Gangplank. Level 11 vs Level 14? That’s not going to be fun for the weaker jungler. Honestly, one thing should really be said on behalf of Gangplank in this regard.
By the time Galio and Renekton made contact with Suning, it was far too late for them to do anything as their support and ADC were killed. And in seeing the ferocious Graves and Gangplank duo approach them, they both fell back to under the tier-2 turret in bottom lane. In a matter of seconds, restrained by team dissonance and a disuse of summoner spells, JDG had locked themselves into an unredeemable corner where an ace was the only option they could take. At 23 minutes and 54 seconds of Game 2, with their health bars dangerously low, only Galio and Renekton stood between Suning and victory. It was during that unsalvageable predicament for JDG that Huanfeng barged in with the Curtain Call.
After disengaging with his team to split push on the tier 2 middle turret, Huanfeng saw that the remnants of JDG was being encircled and had no avenue to escape. Galio had his Hero’s Entrance available, but that was restricted by the positioning of his sole ally. If there was someone residing close to the base, he would’ve survived, but the rest of JDG was on the death timer. Worst of all, both living members didn’t have flash in their pockets. There wasn’t even a bush that could conceal them for a few seconds of deception.
Suning mid laner Xiang “Angel” Tao advised Huanfeng to keep pushing into the base as he had friendly minions trailing behind him, but the opportunity to punish JDG was too tantalizing for him to ignore.
“I think we can fight them. I can snipe them,” said Huanfeng.

Quite.

By taking a wider look at the map, Huanfeng saw it best to use his ultimate onto the beleaguered JDG tandem. In fairness, his ultimate was a low-risk gamble since there were no stringent penalties in his misses. If he couldn’t hit Yagao or Zoom with his shots, then there were no worries. His team would finish the job for payback.
By taking note of his teammates’ positioning around Galio and Renekton amidst the small patch of Fog of War, Huanfeng correctly deduced with his aim where the pair would be. I say deduced in this regard because if one take’s a look at the Suning ADC’s point-of-view in the game, he executed his ultimate completely blind.
https://imgur.com/a/HyiJyaY
(P.S. The screenshot came from a tweet posted by @ran_lpl, a Chinese reporter and translator, that showed Huanfeng’s POV.)
With two of his three shots landing, Suning cleanly dove onto the remnants of JDG and completed the ace to effectively end the game and tie the series at one apiece. Despite his young age and light experience, Huanfeng exuded supreme confidence when he invaded JDG’s base and used his ultimate to seal an imperative game. Had Suning lost this game, they would’ve faced a 0-2 deficit. By then, no team had ever done the reverse sweep comeback in a World Championship. Fortunately, he brushed off any concerns with his aggressive call.
Whether he’s literally fighting for his livelihood or competing amongst the best, his demeanor on the frontline is unwavering and resolute. He dives on towers to catch that last blow for a kill? No problem. He initiates team fights when the odds aren’t in his team’s favor? All the same. He invades the enemy base to launch a final push? He’s as cool as a crashing wave along a quiet coast amidst a wintry evening.
No person best described Huanfeng’s reliability than SwordArt in a post-series interview. They had initially started their relationship in a rocky state as SwordArt’s communicative leadership starkly contrasted Huanfeng’s reserved demeanor. However, after a year of familiarization amidst the unforgiving environment of the LPL, they recognized each other’s talent and motivation to be the best in League and adapted themselves for the benefit of the team.
Both SwordArt and Huanfeng saw what the other brought to the table so they emulated some of their partner’s tendencies. As a result, Huanfeng gradually changed to become the fearless carry that Suning is accustomed to and the world is currently observing. The long and arduous process of self-growth was acknowledged and made apparent by Huanfeng’s partner.
“He’s an incredibly hard-working player. He always gives me this sense of trust that he’ll carry in the late-game,” said SwordArt. “He might not be a player that not many people know about yet, but he’ll become a player that many will remember in the future.”
TLDR: Huanfeng good. Suning good. JDG messed up bad. JDG retreated real bad. JDG opened the door to let Huanfeng kick ass.
Here’s the link to the other version of the story.
Let’s have a great semifinals of this World Championship!
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2020.10.04 14:55 masbond84 Premiere Week: "My Dangerous Wife", "Tale of the Nine-Tailed", "Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol", "Private Lives" & "SF8: Empty Body"

MBN' My Dangerous Wife
tvN' Tale of the Nine-Tailed
KBS2' Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
JTBC' Private Lives
MBC' SF8: Empty Body
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2020.08.05 03:27 myweithisway Introduction on Multi-Season Kdramas

One notable characteristic of kdramas is their single season format. The majority of kdramas are only a single season long and most have between 10 to 50 episodes. However, as with all things there are exceptions to the rule. Multi-season kdramas, while not prevalent, have been around though some of them may not be the same "multi-season" concept as Western/American/Netflix shows. It is a misconception that Netflix has introduced the multi-season format into kdramas.
Below are overviews of multi-season kdramas categorized by type.
Note: I have covered the ones I know of, there may be series that I have not covered. I did not cover any Netflix dramas.

Popular Procedurals

Several popular crime/legal/forensics/medical dramas have gotten subsequent seasons based on popularity. These are similar to Western seasons in that you get the exact same premise and retain largely the original cast, though there are some cast changes.
Examples:

God's Quiz

OCN S1 (2010) S2 (2011) S3 (2012) S4 (2014) S5/Reboot (2018)
Forensics focused procedural series, has been lead by the same ML through all seasons.

Vampire Prosecutor

OCN S1 (2011) S2 (2012)
Male lead (ML) is a vampire and a prosecutor. Through his vampire abilities, he's able to solve crimes a way others cannot. S1 was very well received for its slick action and cinematography, resulting in the addition of S2.

Special Affairs Team TEN

OCN S1 (2011) S2 (2013)
Criminal investigation focused drama that retained its core cast over both seasons.

Doctor Romantic

SBS S1 (2016) S2 (2020)
A medical drama focused. This drama is notable for the length of time between the two seasons while retaining certain core cast members. The writer and director are also the same across seasons.

Voice

OCN S1 (2017) S2 (2018) S3 (2019)
This crime/thriller series underwent a cast change between S1 and S2 where the ML changed from Jang Hyuk to Lee Jin Wook, however the key premise of the drama is based on the female lead's superior hearing abilities and has been acted by Lee Ha Na in all three seasons.

Queen of Mystery

KBS S1 (2017) S2 (2018)
A comedy/mystery/investigative drama of a housewife solving crime, S1 was well received and resulted in a S2. Despite retaining the same writer and core cast members, S2's reception did not live up to S1.

StrangeSecret Forest

tvN S1 (2017) S2 (2020)
As of the writing of this post, S2 has yet to air but it is highly anticipated. The core cast and writer has been retained but a new director has been added, it will be interesting to see how S2 is received by viewers.

Partners For Justice/Investigation Couple

MBC S1 (2018) S2 (2019)
S1 of this forensics focused procedural was well-received and a S2 was added, retaining the same cast.
Note: The series above were arranged by premiere date of the first season. Worth noting is that this type of multi-season procedural has largely been pioneered by the cable channels, which are often noted as emulating Western cable channels.

Theme Based Series

The other type of multi-season kdrama series are those where multiple dramas on a similar theme or topic are united into one series. Oftentimes, the different seasons will share the same production team, such as the same writer or director. In this case, there's often near complete cast changes between the different seasons. Additionally, often times the storylines are independently contained within each season, thus the common denominator between the different seasons is primarily thematic/topical.
Examples:

Nonstop Series

MBC sitcom series that first aired in 2000, it went on to air five additional seasons with the last season Nonstop 6 - Rainbow Romance airing in 2005/2006. This series is famous for launching the careers of many young actors and actresses and bringing them mainstream popularity. Some notable names that have acted in one of the Nonstop series include Yeon Jun Hoon 연정훈 (Vampire Prosecutor, Mask), Go Soo 고수 (Will It Snow for Christmas?, Golden Empire), Jo In Sung 조인성 (That Winter, The Wind Blows; It's Okay, That's Love), Jang Na Ra 장나라 (The Last Empress, Fated To Love You), Jeon Hye Bin 전혜빈 (Gunman In Joseon, Another Miss Oh), Son Dam Bi 손담비 (What Happens to My Family?, When The Camellia Blooms), Hyun Bin 현빈 (Crash Landing On You, Secret Garden), Han Ye Seul 한예슬 (Birth of a Beauty, 20th Century Boy and Girl), Lee Yoon Ji 이윤지 (Dream High, King2Hearts), Han Hyo Joo 한효주 (Dong Yi, W), and Lee Min Ki 이민기 (The Beauty Inside, Because This Life Is My First).

High Kick Series

MBC sitcom series that first aired in 2006 with Unstoppable High Kick followed by High Kick Through The Roof! in 2009 and ending with High Kick! The Revenge of the Short-legged in 2011. This series has also helped launch some young actors to stardom such as Jung Il Woo 정일우 (Cinderella and the Four Knights, Haechi), Shin Se Kyung 신세경 (Six Flying Dragons, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung), Choi Daniel 최다니엘 (School 2013, Jugglers), Yoon Shi Yoon 윤시윤 (Your Honor, Psychopath Diary), and Kim Ji Won 김지원 (Descendants of the Sun, Fight For My Way).

School Series

KBS drama series that portrayed realistic issues South Korean teenagers faced in high school. School 1 and School 2 aired in 1999, while School 3 aired in 2000 and School 4 aired in 2001. This series is also famous for launching careers. Some notable names that appeared in one of the School series include Jang Hyuk 장혁 (Money Flower, Tree With Deep Roots), Choi Kang Hee 최강희 (Queen of Mystery, Protect The Boss), Yang Dong Geun 양동근 (Ruler of Your Own World, 365: Repeat the Year), Kim Min Hee 김민희 (movie The Handmaiden), Kim Rae Won 김래원 (Doctors, Attic Cat), Lee Dong Wook 이동욱 (Goblin, Strangers From Hell), Im Soo Jung 임수정 (Chicago Typewriter, Search: WWW), Lee Yoo Ri 이유리 (Come! Jang Bo Ri, Father Is Strange), and Gong Yoo 공유 (Goblin, Coffee Prince).

Reply/Answer Me Series

tvN drama series that focuses on nostalgia of times gone by, featuring lots of references to historical events and pop culture. The core of this series is families, those bound by blood and those made by choice.
Reply 1997 aired in 2012 and set record viewership ratings for cable television. It's finale broke 6% on tvN but that's not all, the final episode was actually aired on four different cable channels to capitalize on its popularity. See this Dramabeans Ep 16 Recap to see the hype back then for that final episode.
Reply 1994 aired in 2013 while Reply 1988 aired in 2015.
This series has managed to launch nearly all of its entire cast in all seasons into stardom or a new level of stardom. For those that have not watched the series but are interested in watching and wondering in which order to watch the series, see this post for good insight without any major spoilers.

Let's Eat Series

tvN drama series that focuses on food and is filled with copious amounts of food porn. This series is an excellent introduction to the variety of Korean food available. There is also a spinoff in the series about drinking called Drinking Solo.

I Need Romance Series

tvN drama series about love and dating in the modern world. S1 aired in 2011, S2 aired in 2012, and S3 aired in 2014. While the cast and the stories changed between the series, the topic of romance remained at the heart of each drama.

Oh! Boy series (tvN: Flower Boy Next Door, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Shut Up! Flower Boy Band)

tvN launched the Oh! Boy series as a line of youth-targeted programming in 2011. It included an audition show in addition to several dramas. The common themes for these dramas is its flower boys.
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop was the first in the series and aired in 2011, followed by Shut Up! Flower Boy Band in 2012 and Flower Boy Next Door in 2013.

Most Number of Seasons

Ugly Miss Young Ae

tvN S1 (2007) to latest S17 (2019)
A comedy drama focusing on the growing pains and life of a woman and lead by the same FL, actress Kim Hyun Sook for all 17 seasons. The Korean wikipedia entry has tables of reappearing cast members organized by season and also production crew members, making it an interesting example to see cast and crew changes over seasons and years.
This drama perhaps is the most "typical"/"traditional" multi-season kdrama, with its retained core cast through its many seasons in addition to a rotation of production crews, including writing teams.

History Highlight

Do you know which drama is the longest running Korean drama of all time?
Hint: It starred Kim Hye Ja (김혜자) and Choi Bool Am (최불암)!

Answer

MBC Drama Country Diaries 전원일기 (Hanja: 田園日記)
It began airing in Oct 21, 1980 and aired its last episode on Dec 29, 2002. There are a total of 1088 episodes. It is a rural drama (농촌 드라마), a drama that portrayed rural life as it was. Kim Hye Ja and Choi Bool Am played the main couple and the drama portrayed their daily life as they grew old together.
For a glimpse of the drama, see the photo gallery on its official profile page on MBC (in Korean).
ETA: Note on Terminology Used
The Korean language has lots of loan words, words borrowed from other languages such as English. In my post I'm using the English term corresponding to the load word used in Korean as opposed to the English translation of the term.
Example: Korean term is 드라마 so I used the English term drama but there may be a more distinct/appropriate corresponding term in English, such as TV shows. (See this comment below.)
Additional Examples
Using the below excerpt from a JoongAng Ilbo (중앙일보) news article on Let's Eat 3 to illustrate the use of terms. Relevant terms are bolded below:
tvN 월화드라마 '식샤를합시다3 : 비긴즈'(이하 식샤를합시다3)에 시청자들의 원망이 쏟아지고 있다. 지난 17일 방송에서 전 시즌시즌2 주인공 백수지(서현진 분)의 갑작스러운 죽음이 그려졌기 때문이다. 특히 '식샤를 합시다' 시리즈는 여주인공 이수경(시즌1)과 서현진(시즌2)의 캐릭터가 사랑받았던 터라 시즌을 거듭하며 쭉 지켜봐 왔던 시청자들의 충격은 더욱 큰 것으로 보인다.
Bolded terms and corresponding English term:
  • 드라마 drama
  • 시즌 season
  • 시리즈 series
I've personally just always used the English version of the Korean loan word because it's easy to remember and makes the most sense to me when talking about kdramas. Sorry if this is not best practice or caused confusion.
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2020.07.15 11:10 MrMalekRami ~35 dramas in 3 months. Here are my thoughts

Hiya! Get ready cause this bad boy will be a long one :)
I am a complete newbie to kdramas. I have always known about them but thought they were overly cheesy for my liking. What an absolute mistake. While it is true in many cases, there is a vast amount of dramas that are truly, truly superb.
I started this journey right before my country advised for us to stay home. The perfect opportunity to dive into this deep rabbit-hole, amiright? Yes indeed, except my uni responsibilities were put on the backburner. I regret this, but I have learned from my mistakes and will try not to do so again. Luckily I actually did well this semester.
Anyway, onto my thoughts! I say approximately ~35 because there were so many that I dropped. But there were also so many that I loved. Below is my official ranking of all of them.
  1. Crash Landing On You - the very first one I watched. A mistake as so far, none have taken the cake. This one has it all. I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain why :')
  2. Coffee Prince - upon watching this, I was very takenaback by the style of directing and how much older it looked compared to other dramas. Thank goodness I didn't give up because I really loved this one. Gong Yoo is such a great actor! Like, what? Insane! He's great!
  3. Because This Is My First Life - the concept of this bad boy was what drew me to it. Fake dating? Mutual pining? There isn't much else I could ask for. I really loved the focus on the relationships between the characters, especially the FL with her friends, rather than the emphasis on an overarching plot. This one is perfect to watch whilst snuggled up on the couch with fifty blankets.
  4. Her Private Life - Ryan Gold is best kdrama boyfriend, anyone can fight me on this. I think him in general is such a big reason why I love HPL. The only downside is the backstory of the main leads. I found it a bit unnecessary but didn't affect my enjoyment too much.
  5. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim - similar to HPL. My first drama with Park Seo-joon who is honestly such a versatile actor as I would soon learn. I remember dropping WWWSK right after this scene. Good thing I went back because it was very foolish of me to do so in the first place.
  6. Cheese In The Trap - there were many times I was very frustrated with the ML. Man scared me like crazy. I only rank this so high because this was the first drama that really affected me. I was all the emotions whilst watching this. Not only that, but I've found that Kim Go-eun is my favourite actress.
  7. School 2017 - this one was really fun. The ML was so fun to watch. A very common theme with kdramas is the backstories between the main leads. I'm really not a fan of it. This drama was one of the only ones where I didn't find it unbearable.
  8. Goblin - I mean, it's on everyone's Top 10 right? Another masterclass act from Gong Yoo but I feel that it was Lee Dong-wook that really shone in this. Grim Reaper was, undeniably, the perfect character. His backstory, journey, everything. Lee Dong-wook is, without a doubt, my #1 kdrama actor. Goblin just sealed the deal for me.
  9. The King 2 Hearts - and coming in as my 3rd favourite actor, Lee Seung-gi! This guy is a character and a half. I think I enjoyed this one not only because of him, but also with the obvious similarities with CLOY. My CLOY ridden heart loved this drama to bits. Can we talk about how awful the English-speaking actors were? My goodness gracious. Will I ever be able to watch western movies/TV again? (Yes because Adam Driver lmao)
  10. Touch Your Heart - Lee Dong-wook!! No unnecessary backstory, cute main lead moments and LDW gifting the FL with a hedgehog. Can he gift me one?
  11. Still 17 / Thirty But Seventeen - the FL...she is honestly one of the best actresses I've seen so far. Every scene with her feels so real. So, so, so very much impressed. Otherwise it was really cute and I enjoyed it a lot.
  12. Legend of the Blue Sea - so I haven't seen Boys Over Flowers (and I don't plan to) or Heirs/The Inheritors so this was my first Lee Min-ho drama. I definitely understand the appeal. Honestly, you could tell he had such a great time with this drama. All the little shenanigans the conmen got up to had me yelling plus I really loved the back and forth with the Joseon era and present time.
  13. Angel's Last Mission: Love - super duper cute and again, the FL was phenomenal. The ML did a great job as well! He's got the most adorable smile and was really endearing in a lot of his scenes.
  14. Suspicious Partner - Ji Chang-wook hehe.
  15. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo - this was so heartwarming! And such an important message within! The relationship between the leads was so heartfelt and youthful. The chemistry was undeniable. The friendship between the FL and her friends was so supporting and genuine.
  16. Fight For My Way - Park Seo-joon as an MMA fighter? Heh, yes pleaseeeeeee. This just communicates the versatility of this man. He's quite literally insane. He's got chemistry with everyone except for me it seems. Thanks a lot dude. Only downside with this one was the second leads. I got a bit annoyed cause a lot of their issues could've been fixed with a little communication but then there's no drama lmao.
  17. Love In The Moonlight - Park Bo-gum is such a charasmatic dude. Like Lee-Seung-gi, he really is suited for royalty. This drama is proof of that. I did enjoy this one a lot, except I learned that the FL was 16(?) at the time of filming. Everything was agreed upon and I'm sure they made her feel comfortable, but it didn't sit completely well with me. Fantastic actress though. And this is the best thing I've ever seen.
  18. Strong Woman Do Bong-soon - I don't really have much to say tbh. It was cute, ML was great. The concept was fun as well. Just didn't really leave too much of an impression for me to rank it any higher.
  19. Two Cops - Jo Jung-suk is the star of this drama. Man, I cannot wait to watch more of his stuff because he is just fantastic. He was also really great in The King 2 Hearts! Usually I try to find dramas where the romance is the central focus. This one definitely wasn't romance-centered but what romance they did have was mediocre at best. The bromance between the two male leads was much more interesting.
  20. I'm Not A Robot - another fun one. Nothing of substance that leaves a stronger impression. The FL's acting was fantastic.
  21. Where Stars Land - same deal as above. Same actress as well lmao. I really enjoyed the different work environment though! They're always law firms or something else so an airport was a great change!
  22. To The Beautiful You - alright so the difference between 20 and 21 is massive because I can't even tell you how I didn't drop this drama. I thought it was great but then it just became a bit of a bore and I suffered very, very bad second-lead syndrome.
  23. Clean With Passion For Now - same deal. Great start but then I got second-lead syndrome. More unnecessary backstory as well. What's the deal with creating such conflict when it hardly involved the ML? Man was like a teen, what was he supposed to do? Ugh, whatever.
BONUS: Twogether - I discovered Lee Seung-gi through this lil travel docuseries and my goodness I had such a great time! I have one episode left but I don't want it to finish :'(
That's the end of the finished dramas. But here's the rest; the ones I dropped. They are ranked in order of most fun until I lost motivation to least fun:
  1. A Korean Odyssey - this was just me fuelling my Lee Seung-gi addiction. While I was satisfied immensely, it was the beginning of the possession arc that really just didn't appeal to me. And like, I know he was pretty much in love with her anyway, the bracelet didn't sit well with me.
  2. Extraordinary You - I dropped this mostly due to excessive confusion. I'm not sure why I struggled so much but I did enjoy what I did watch. Lee Jae-wook is my 2nd favourite actor, proven from jumping from EY to some of his other stuff like Search: WWW. He's literally the complete opposite so really it was fascinating watching him act in general. Man has got RANGE.
  3. Hotel Del Luna - I'm really sorry guys but this one I couldn't get myself to sit through. The concept is genuinely one of its kind. It was stunning and the costume design for IU was insane! But I just wasn't interested enough to keep going. Which I'm quite ashamed of.
  4. The Time I Loved You - mutual pining got annoying so I dropped it lol. I could've stuck around for a bit longer but man, I got super frustrated.
  5. Arthdal Chronicles - I saw a few snippets in an edit and thought, yeah this looks fun. While it was fun for a bit, it reminded me too much of Game of Thrones and The 100. I've had enough of those two so I dropped it. I don't need more.
  6. Oh My Venus - eh I just lost interest.
  7. Beauty Inside - I ranked Because This Is My First Life so high and the ML was a part of that. I couldn't get into this one because I really did love him in that drama so it was hard to see him as anyone else. But the dynamic between the leads were great and (I feel like a broken record at this point) the concept was cool!
  8. It's Okay That's Love - I made the mistake of watching this one whilst studying so I wasn't giving it the attention it deserves.
  9. Memories of the Alhambra - I had such high hopes for this one as Hyun Bin is swoonworthy but I was quite disappointed so I dropped it early.
  10. Vagabond - Lee Seung-gi :') but bad ending and I found it a bit difficult to understand what was going on.
  11. She Was Pretty - my goodness I couldn't even get through ONE (1) epsiode because of how annoying the FL was. I'm sorry but I really couldn't.
IN-PROGRESS:
  1. Reply 1988 - I have every intention of watching this bad boy in its entirety but am taking it bit by bit. Hopefully the next time I continue watching I stick around until I finish watching.
  2. Backstreet Rookie - mainly watching for the leads. There are many moments in which I'm shaking my head but it's the first drama I'm watching whilst it is airing so I want to watch until it's finished.
  3. The King: Eternal Monarch - got a few episodes left but I hear the ending is a bit bittersweet.
  4. My First First Love - cute but got a lil bit second-lead syndrome.
Alright I'm finally finished here. Since I've been watching so many in such a small amount of time I just felt that I needed to get my thoughts out so I'm not torturing my family members with my endless praise for Lee Dong-wook, Lee Jae-wook and Lee Seung-gi.
SOME FINAL POINTS:
  1. Backstories suck. Sometimes they're okay, like Goblin, but in a lot of the modern, slice-of-life dramas, it is really unnecessary.
  2. I have a preference for enemies-to-lovers. I always have but what kdramas have showed me is that I shouldn't shy away from different concepts.
  3. Phrases like "heart flutter" is honestly such a beautiful thing. I haven't been affected by something so much.
  4. The lack of explicit intimacy between characters was a shock at first, but made me realise how much western movies and TV rely on it. Sometimes the connection and relationship, and characters' emotional journey, is infinitely more powerful and meaningful than the physical connection.
  5. A lot of kdrama relationships feel more real. I can relate to these characters and I can empathsise with their experiences.
That's about it. Sorry for the length but I just had so much to say. I'd love to hear all of your thoughts!
Edit: formatting
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2020.07.05 00:57 iillltt Drama Survey Results

I'll get straight to the point starting with numbers then to the open ended questions
Age:
14-25 = 66.1%
26-35 = 20.5%
36-45 = 4.5%
46-56 = 5.4%
57 or above = 3.6%
When did you get into kdramas?
40.2% = 2017-2020
23.2% = 2015-2017
18.8% = 2009-2012
9.8% = Pre 2008
8% = Only for a few weeks

Where do you live? (the answers to this were a bit jumbled because I forgot to put places, sorry)
50% in North America
10.7% in West Europe (however there was someone who couldn't workout where they lived which was in West Europe) and 2.7% in East Europe
9.8% in East Asia and 2.7% in West Asia
6 people live in South Asia or Southeast Asia and a shoutout to the person who told me their country because why not
6.3% in Oceania
3 People in Africa but thank you to the person who specified South Africa
I also had people from Israel, Middle East, South America

How many people do you know that like/watch kdramas?
58.9% = 0-3
26.8% = 4-8
8% = 15+
6.3% = 9-15

Which drama made you get into Kdramas?
The most common dramas (out of 112) were
Crash landing on you (7)
Boys Over Flowers (8)
Strong Girl Bongsoon (5)
Descendents of the sun (4)
What's wrong with secretary Kim? (3)

Have Kdramas helped you in anyway?
14.3% said no, leaving 85.7% people who have been helped.
The majority of the answers were about having a distraction/entertainment and escaping the reality. Also the majority was how they gave you joy and hope.
Here I want to tell everyone that I'm so proud of you for overcoming your problems, people being able to tell me their problems is one of the things that gives me joy along kdramas so thank you for trusting me with them. But back to business
Again I want to remind everyone to not stay locked up in your room all day and get outside once in a while (if it's safe, stay healthy), even if it's just your back yard.

What do you think of the Subreddit?
Most people's responses are along the lines of "It's good, nice community and people" so I'll be listing some of my favourite responses
Other things are about how it's not toxic and how it's great for discussion. But here are the points for improvement
Some people complained a bit about younger fans and their activities

What's something that frustrates you about Kdramas or Kdrama Culture?
This one would be quite lengthy so I'll just list some keywords/phrases
fan culture frustrations (again just keywords)

How can kdramas change for the better?
Lots of answers were about more diversity and realism and accurate women empowerment. More dramas with a story other then romance. Shorter ( 12 episodes). Let go of cliches and tropes. More unique themes and diverse themes. Not every character needs trauma or a difficult childhood (amen)
Any Last words?
I received around 9 'no'
I’m on episode 22 of mr sunshine and I’ve literally been sobbing through the last couple episodes I don’t want this show to end if you haven’t watched it please watch it
i just finished Goblin and I can’t stop crying
(there has been lots of love in the last words sections)
I wish I could think of something witty or interesting to say.
Huge vote of appreciation for VIKI subbers
:)
Lee Dong-Wook 10/10
"If we are not from the same world, I will find you. My Soo." KDrama FIGHTING!
Korean language is very pretty, I’m glad I discovered kdramas
(Thank you for all the thanks I feel really happy and warm now :) <3)
I just finished watching Chicago typewriter and ITS SUCH AN UNDERRATED DRAMA
Well, thanks for doing this and make an opportunity for us to rant about kdramas anonymously!! (it was fun reading everyone's rants)
Stay Safe. Wear Mask. Take Care. 😊
Can the next poll ask for gender? Curious about how many guys are watching (I was going to but I forgot, I'll make a separate post for that)
i'm in a drama slump, nthn is as interesting as before
"Et tu brute" (ngl even after googling this i don't understand)

Thank you for all the well wishes, it was touching to read them. I enjoyed reading everyones answers and I hope everyone stays safe~~
Also if you answer was quoted and you want it out, don't hesitate to message me !
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2020.06.26 07:23 do_not_hunt_me_down Currently fangirling over Yoo Yeon Seok

I feel shame and regret that I only discovered about Yoo Yeon Seok in Hospital Playlist. I originally watched it because of Jo Jung Suk whom I've fangirled over before (loved him in Oh My Ghost, Jealousy Incarnate, Architecture 101, and Hyung).
SPOILERS AHEAD
At first I felt Ahn Jeong Won was just a handsome mama's boy chaebol, but as the story progressed, I couldn't help but understand and relate to why Jang Gyeo Ul fell for him so hard. >_<
The absolute turning point in HP for me was episode 10 when he sang Confession is not Flashy. I just absolutely loved him and couldn't resist the fangirl in me anymore lol.
So I looked into YYS's acting history and it turns out he is quite popular and well-known in SK (thus my shame and regret!). He has starred in several movies and his acting spectrum is really amazing! He can transition from innocent boy (Oldboy) to evil chaebol (A Werewolf Boy) to ruthless gang director (Hwayi) to a playboy monarch (Royal Tailor) to chaebol psychopath (Perfect Proposal). And he was gorgeous in all of them!!!
Oddly enough, I've seen Architecture 101 and I didn't recognize him as Jae Wook until now (I didn't look into his character then because I despised him lol). I've also seen a trailer of Mood of the Day about 3 years ago and at the time my reaction was "Yeah he's hot but he's coming on too strong and it felt like sexual harrassment." Now if you asked me if YYS sat beside me in a train and asked to have a one night stand, I would say we can do it in the train right then and there lol!!!
My biggest regret is not watching Dr. Romantic and Mr. Sunshine, both of which I have already seen highly recommended during their airtimes. I ignored both because I don't like sageuk (I'm sorry) and medical drama. I especially love legal K-dramas (i.e. Suspicious Partner, Hyena) and fiction K-dramas (i.e. Goblin, Hotel del Luna).
I just feel like YYS needs more main lead roles. While Kang Dong Ju was amazing and super hot (I wish Ahn Jeong Won was more like him!!!), YYS has particularly been cast as the sad second lead who never gets the girl but is forever in love with her (Chilbong, Gu Dong Mae). Even in his music video appearances, he is still the guy who doesn't get the girl (Toy, Kwill).
I want justice for YYS. I hope he gets cast in a drama where he can have a real happy ending. Waiting for Dr. Romantic 3 where he and Seo Hyun Jin will reunite and hopefully get married!!! Their chemistry is AMAZING and their kisses are to die for (thus receiving best kiss award).
On a final note, I think he wasn't credited enough in the "Beauty Inside" movie. I recognized his voice as the narrator right at the beginning, and seeing him at the end with the happy ending (even though his face will only last for that day) was so satisfying and absolutely worth it to me. His acting in that movie was awesome. When he opened the door and saw Yisoo, I felt his heart break. He is really such an amazing actor!!!
Currently waiting for Steel Rain 2 to be available online. This new character of his as a North Korean Supreme Leader really shows his acting capabilities. He isn't just a playboy, lover boy, villain, or doctor. He can pull off any role!
Yoo Yeon Seok saranghae!!!
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2020.05.20 01:15 AlohaAlex r/KDRAMA and the Dramas That Stole our Hearts 2019 Edition

We're finally here! It's 2019! Time to crown the best drama of this year, and there are, as you already know, plenty of contenders to root for. Still, only one kdrama can be the ultimate heart stealer.
And that drama is..
Drum-roll...
Be Melodramatic! Yes, I'm not joking - it's definitely Be Melodramatic. It's the perfect drama for anyone with a few kdramas under their belt. A beautifully intertwined story of friendship and perseverance that effortlessly marries pure comedic gold (seriously, it's great) with real-life struggles of the main characters. There's romance, there's slowly revealed backstories that will make you tear up and so many scenes of friends being quietly supportive that you'll feel like you're being wrapped in a warm blanket. The starting point is a makeshift family of three best friends who live together and from there on, the story develops in unexpected, charming ways. I never expected how refreshing it would be to subtly break the fourth wall in order to criticize the amount of PPL in new dramas, or how strong of a me too message the drama will have. The realistic characters, snappy dialogues and unexpected role reversals will keep you entertained. Sure, it's a polished version of reality, but the characters feel alive. The characters can be fierce and vulnerable, serious and delightfully cheerful - their emotions change and even the side characters are more than just a backdrop; you'll get to peek at their lives and see how they act away from the spotlight of the main storyline. Oh, and did I mention it also has a great OST sung by the actors which ties in with the storyline?
Still not convinced? How about if I tell you the brother has the best pajamas and loungewear in kdrama history? Here's the full list of all his indoors outfits: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one.(all Be Melodramatic screenshots are available as an imgur album here)
Okay, fine, I know which dramas I was supposed to pick from and out of those.. I'd pick SKY Castle, the gorgeously filmed social commentary drama which showed us the psychological traumas which are caused by the fight to enter prestigious South Korean universities. It won widespread acclaim for it's brutal portrayal of Korean reality. And after all that drama, you'd probably like to find out what's the process required to actually film a kdrama in which case you should watch Be Melodramatic.
The second place goes to Hotel Del Luna which is a weird mystery horror fantasy comedy romance drama which should either be terrible or ridiculously campy, but somehow.. isn't? The cinematography is amazing and IU's performance is great, but the plot isn't as well connected.
Romance dramas! Romance developed further in 2019; if 2018 was the year of healing dramas with subdued humor, 2019 brought the laughter back. Dae Jang Geum is Watching is a perfect example; a fresh take on the romcom genre, it blends multiple storylines with food at every level of expertise; the older brother explores less-known Seoul restaurants, the sister makes quick/tasty convenience store meals and the younger brother prepares traditional Koran meals. Her Private Life showed us adults can have hobbies too and Romance is a Bonus Book taught us reading and kdramas are not mutually exclusive. Unlike that drama, though, When the Camellia Blooms didn't ignore the existence of a child and marked Gong Hyo Jin's triumphant return to the small screens. Lovers of smart characters who are making good decisions enjoyed Touch Your Heart and the lead's great chemistry, while side characters completely stole the show in the IT female-centric Search:WWW.
Those up for a more traditional romcom experience enjoyed the tropes of The Secret Life of My Secretary, Dear Citizens and Catch the Ghost, while fantasy inspired romcoms proved to be a different beast altogether. Angel's Last Mission: Love paired a cynical ballerina and a warmhearted angel, The Light in Your Eyes threw us in a fantasy world which was funny, sad and made us connect the puzzle pieces to try and figure out the plot. Perfume, despite its slightly worrisome description, turned out to be a relaxing, love-comes-in-all-shapes drama.
Youth romances include Moment at Eighteen and it's portrayal of the bittersweet highschool life, Beautiful World was a family drama at heart which focused on school violence and it's devastating consequences and Dating Class gave us a new university class called Intro to Dating.
Romance dramas also had a good year (notice the lack of comedy - this is purely drama territory) as the morally ambiguous Welcome 2 Life, gorgeous "Park Bo Gum in Cuba" situated Encounter and medical mystery Doctor John aired. One Spring Night achieved what Something in the Rain didn't manage to accomplish, A Pledge to God took us on a heart-wrenching fight for the survival of children and Love Affairs in the Afternoon gave us a drama about infidelity and family destruction.
ROMANCE DRAMAS OVER
The "what genre is this even" award is not going to Hotel Del Luna which was still mainly a fantasy romance, but instead to the musical surprise of the year: When the Devil Calls Your Name. What is it? Who knows? Officially it's a musical fantasy romance comedy melodrama with characters which switch ages and actors, and which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck musician which sells his soul to the devil in order to get three wishes; youth, popularity and.. a mystery wish. If you watch it; it's a beautifully paced drama with a well told story, snappy dialogues and amazing acting; not only do the couples have good chemistry, but the most important pairing; the musician and the devil have the best bromance I've seen in a while. And the music? Almost as good as the comedy.
Those looking for a comedy should look no further than Pegasus Market, a light-hearted heart-warming drama describing the lives of a shop's employees.
Historical dramas experienced a boom and vastly improved in quality as Kingdom brought back people from the dead in a bad way, Arthdal Chronicles confused everyone with its multiple seasons, The Tale of Nokdu stunned with it's OST, acting, and plot, The Crowned Clown gave us political twists and turns, The Nokdu Flower gave us a classic brother vs brother story and My Country did the same, but with best friends. Oh, and Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung pulled us in with pretty faces and ended up talking about vaccination, Christianity and female emancipation.
And now for the crime dramas: He Is Psychometric was a touching story which happened to revolve around a crazy serial killer; there's romance, suspense, comedy and great acting. Graceful Family played the "lower their expectations" game perfectly, Fiery Priest mislead everyone into thinking it was a dark Catholic crime drama and was actually a comedy and Designated Survivor told a story of a terrorist attack wiping out the political elite leaving an ordinary citizen to run a country.
Thrillers included Kill It and its surprisingly good plot (rooting for the bad guys? Yes, please), Strangers From Hell and Lee Dong Wook's amazing performance, Doctor Prisoner, Watcher and the classic crowd favorite "did I do that" of a man with amnesia discovering he was probably a psychopath serial killer in Psychopath Diary.
There was also Confession, the US series remake Leverage and a BBC adaptation Less Than Evil, the celebrity paparazzi thriller Big Issue and the disturbingly heartbreaking Children of Nobody which kept us at the edge of the seat for 16 hours.
Oh! I forgot to mention the sequels! Eulachacha Waikiki 2, Partners for Justice 2 and Voice 3 all aired in 2019.
The shorts, once again, are not my forte, so I'll only point out one that I watched and loved: I Am Not a Robot which was awkward yet adorable, but try not to confuse it with the similarly titled I'm Not a Robot (which is a year older full-length drama and also amazing).
And now, for everyone's favorite part: the bad dramas. There was the worst adaptation of the year My Absolute Boyfriend, the one people will murder me for talking smack about but I'll still claim it's wasted potential Abyss and the original great setup but someone save me from the rest of this idiotic plot Extraordinary You. Also airing in 2019, the plot-less Level Up and the epic disappointment that was Melting Me Softly which was described as a fantasy suspense romcom but should've actually been labeled as boring. The side characters were obnoxious, but not in a fun way, the leads had no chemistry and the main suspense conspiracy plot? We abandoned it somewhere around episode 10 and.. I don't know? Nothing really happened? Finally, a special place in hell is reserved for Item, the drama which decided to solve all the suspense and conspiracy problems by not explaining any of it. Deux ex machina everything and call it a day in every single episode, like the start of a particularly trashy soap opera. How do you even film 16 episodes of this trash and not a single staff member notices something is off?
Lastly, in 2019 there's a special category I'll simply call "OH HELL NO NETFLIX" in which we explore why throwing a bunch of money to develop content (because buying licenses for great / okay dramas is expensive) is not a good idea. Love Alarm had a great premise but the execution left a lot to be desired; what would help immensely is a brain for the female lead who tried to get herself killed as often as possible. Then there was Vagabond, a drama tailor-made for the fresh-out-of-military Lee Seung Gi with amazing cinematography which was still somehow bad and then managed to have an open ending (and no second season, true Netflix style). Finally, there was Possessed which promised suspense and mystery but ended up being a cheap gore-for-shock-value flop. Lastly, who could forget Memories of Alhambra; the ultimate huge investment terrible end result kdrama which started off strong and then took a turn for the worse wasting an amazing cast and incredible CGI to turn Park Shin Hye into an irrelevant crying wallflower, Chanyeol to a sideshow attraction and Hyun Bin into a genuinely unlikable character.
(please note, this series of articles sorts dramas by the year they finished airing in, not the year they started airing in, so a December drama which also aired in January belongs to the following year)
I'm sure we didn't manage to list all 2019 dramas that deserve some love, so feel free to add the ones we skipped. Talk about the ones you enjoyed; they definitely deserve some love. Alternatively, you may share those you just don't get the love for or that haven't stood the test of time, they're all fair game today.
Maybe you haven't watched a drama from 2019 yet, either you think they are too dated (in which case I have a serious question for you), are new to watching Korean dramas, or just haven't gotten around to one yet since you've been binge watching Heirs. Hopefully our comments will inspire you to give one a go. You can also check out the rotating banner (on mobile) or the sidebar on PC (new reddit) for more inspiration. You might have noticed, but every day the sidebar images change to reflect the year we're currently discussing - we've linked to all of them below :)
To celebrate the 10 years of KDRAMA the Weekly Binge started discussions for Personal Taste, a great pure drama crack rom-com from this era. It's one of Lee Min Ho's nicer characterizations! You can try and catch up or, you know, just binge it alone if that's more your style? Just don't miss the crazy.
I'm definitely looking forward to everyone's feelings about 2019 dramas and more (or less) successful trends. Tell us what you loved and what you hated. Ask if you're interested about the mentioned dramas. We'll also join in the comments, describing our favorites, though you can probably guess what my feelings are about these dramas already. To all of you who read all the way until the end, thank you. You're amazing. Until the next time, happy watching and discussing! ^^
Previous discussions:
All of KDRAMA birthday sidebar images: here
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2020.01.16 11:41 speedysoprano Just finished Doctors (2016) and I have a lot of thoughts (spoilers inside). Rant incoming!

Did a search and couldn't find a whole lot of recent discussion about this show, so here I go.
I'll start by saying I liked this show enough that I finished it over a 5 day time frame, so criticisms are tempered by that etc etc.
Firstly, Kim Rae Won as Hong Ji Hong. At first, he reminded me of someone's daggy uncle (I mean daggy as it's used in the Aussie vernacular, uncool and goofy but basically decent) trying to hang out with the cool kids, and I could NOT see what either Seo Woo or Hye Jeong saw in him as a potential romantic partner. That did change over the course of the show, and I found myself loving his dagginess, it had a certain charm. I know KRW is only 9 years older than Park Shin Hye in real life (same age gap in the drama) but it was jarring, and the whole teachestudent thing always leaves a sour taste for me. I was happy that Ji Hong and Hye Jeong got their nice ending, but I felt Ji Hong would have been better played by someone like Lee Dong Wook or Gong Yoo, or even So Ji Sub.
Hye Jeong. Where to start? Park Shin Hye with all her lovely hair and her big lovely eyes and that damsel in distress demeanour, and not much else. I liked her well enough, but it seemed a bit one note. It annoyed me that so many supposedly capable, intelligent men were falling over themselves to help her. What was so great about Hye Jeong? I'm not sure I got it.
I was far more invested in Seo Woo's character. Disclaimer: huge Lee Sung Kyung fan here. However, I felt like she stole every scene she was in. Seo Woo was such an interesting character and she made the absolute most of her conflicts, and the character's journey was beautifully portrayed. She had my sympathy for the entire show. I felt so sorry for her, feeling like everything she wanted was stolen by Hye Jeong. Her eventual snapping out of that victim mentality and realising the truth about herself was very moving.
When Seo Woo and her longtime friend Young Gook realised their feelings for each other was the highlight of the story for me, and I definitely shed a few years. Much more moving than Hye Jeong and Ji Hong's epic disaster. I loved Baek Sung Hyun as Young Gook, too. He seemed a far better man than Yoon Kyun Sang as Yoon Do, who was a pain in the butt who was selfish except when it came to Hye Jeong. However, Yoon Kyun Sang was GREAT in the role, and I thought his outfits completely stole the show. Those printed shirts, and THAT pink suit! With his height and breadth, he looked amazing in crazy clothes.
Other highlights for me were definitely Ji Soo's bit part (he was so good at being disreputable!), Hye Jeong's Grandmother, the younger doctors (especially Kang Soo, totally adorable), Yoo Da In as Ji Hong's friend In Joo, and fabulous Moon Ji In as Soon Hee.
I feel a bit punched in the feels after watching this show, even though it was fairly imperfect. Now to decide what to watch next.
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2019.12.06 04:52 masbond84 Lee Dong Wook's Because I Want to Talk E01 191204

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Lee Dong Wook is an actor that boasts a broad fan base with his honesty and sincerity. He has secretly been dreaming to be a host of a talk show, and finally, his dream came true! It’s time to check out his new charms as a show host. Comedian Jang Do Yeon is here to assist him with her great sense of humor, and moreover, Anchor Jo Jung Sik also joins him. In this show, Dong Wook invites celebrities from various fields and have in-depth and situational talks in different places that are related to the guests. Don’t forget to check out this revolutionary and multi-dimensional talk show!

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2019.07.14 17:50 dungbun66 STORICHAIN- Story Industry Value Chain

STORICHAIN- Story Industry Value Chain

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Storichain is a project that provides partial decentralized dApp applications and common protocols to address industry issues using the characteristics of blockchain. “Story industry” refers to industries that use “stories” to source their products and areas such as movies, plays, web novels, web, drama, musical and radio shows.
Storichain can be considered a digital historical asset management system that allows people to make online transactions even for those who cannot rely on participating in “agreements to prevent behavior idea theft “. Another problem in the industry is profit sharing. For example, the webtoon industry, one of the largest story-based industries in Korea, has exceeded $ 700 million in market size, but there are still many people who are skeptical about the profit-sharing structure in industry, as well as in many documents. Content creators still have difficulty getting enough compensation for their work.
Storichain began by putting basic value tokens into creating stories, eventually wanting to reduce the cost of trust among the participants in the story industry — writers, production companies and readers. In this way, Storichain will make the process of creating derivative works from source material more transparent, deciding the injustices that exist in the industry and creating new values.
What is the history of this industry?
This refers to the media industry based on stories such as films, dramas and web cartoons.
The role of the intermediary in the modern story industry has a positive effect on the end user of the optimal benefits of secondary work.
However, what benefits did the screenwriter get from the 10 million film shows?
How many benefits does the average reader from reading an original novel and answer it?
How often does “excess income” occur?
Only yesterday or today there was a problem with the distribution of excess income, but tomorrow we may not reappear.
Now we need fair distribution and distribution for writers who create stories, which are source material for the additive media industry, and which in the future will be 130 trillion won.
At the same time, it is very difficult to collectively certify quantitative data that can be used as a basis for dissemination.
Contribution of data for the creation of more accurate blessings to DLT (technology-distributed books) and providing compensation to narrators for the sale of copyright.
In addition, if you can make the history of IP (intellectual property) an asset, collect a foundation with your own history and make a truly new lifestyle different from the others.

Storage chain function

  1. Optimized
Optimized for Collaboration / co-author / contract makers between authors, weekly awards, and APIs for third-party content providers
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2019.06.26 17:21 LannaBan An Important and (ahem) Academic Narrative of my Time with KDrama in the Year 2019

I started watching Korean drama earlier this year and I wanted to write a little bit about my experience with it! First off - a bit of background. I’m a Scottish woman in my late twenties. I’m not new to watching foreign films or Asian media - I’ve been watching anime and reading manga/manhwa on and off for about ten years, through various stages of obsession. I read (and loved) Cheese in the Trap years ago but have not seen the drama yet. I also had a stage about three years ago of watching every Korean horrothriller movie I could get my hands on. Some deeper background - as you can tell from what I just said, I cannot - CANNOT - enjoy things casually. If I like something, that thing takes over my life for a period of time until I feel like I know enough to be able to say I’m a fan. I feel like I’m finally coming down from the KDrama high I have been riding for the past 4 months, so I want to reflect a bit on how it’s affected me.
  1. I am planning to open up a bookshop this year, so when I saw ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’ on Netflix, I was slightly intrigued. I like romance, I like books, I liked the fact it was only 16 episodes. At this point, I knew very little about Korean drama. I’d tried to watch a Japanese drama set in a bookshop years ago and got about 2 episodes through it, so I was sort of expecting the same reaction to this show. WELL. I binged it in the space of a couple of days. At the time, it was one of the best things I’d seen. But now that I’ve watched a bunch of other dramas, it’s probably way down the list. The MDL rating I gave it immediately after watching it: 8.5. I’d probably give it about 7.5 or 8 now, but it holds a special place in my heart.
  2. Next up! ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’. This was super cute. I thought it was hilarious. I was also used to the slapstick comedy of the gangsters because I’ve seen a few Korean films that have the same weird incongruity of dark themes with ridiculous humour where people hurt themselves in increasingly funny ways. The times where Bong Soon and Min Hyuk stop and stare at each other for like 2 minutes at a time was a bit ‘eh?’ to me, a person who is mostly used to British and American shows where kissing and sex happens all the time. I couldn’t get over the cuteness though, I felt like my heart was being literally squeezed at times. I kept rewatching the cute scenes. I’ve never done that with Western shows. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon made me realise that I now had a new obsession in the form of Korean (at this point, romance) drama. I felt like it was written for women in a way that most things aren’t, which made is seem incredibly accessible to me despite the fact that I’m probably not the targeted cultural audience. MDL rating I gave it immediately after watching: 9.5. Realistically, it could probably be lower, but these ratings are based purely on how I feel, and do not follow any kind of logical system, so you can pry the huge amount of love I have for this show out of my cold, dead hands.
  3. ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’. Similar vibes to Bong Soon for me. Bad-ass female characters with love interests who find them super fucking adorable. I was quickly learning that this kind of dynamic is my absolute jam. SWAG. MDL Rating: 9.0.
  4. Reply 1988. Holy. Crap. I cried non-stop for the last three episodes, and the episodes are damn long okay. After watching it, I did some research and realised most people were upset that Deok-sun ended up with Taek instead of Jung-hwan. I was not upset, I thought Taek and Deok-sun had something special, but I also love Jung-hwan and yes I feel his ending could have improved but since they never explicitly stated what happened to him, I just assume he is living his best life and am all the happier for it. I literally still watch certain scenes on YouTube of this show. The performance the guys did for Deok-sun’s talent show so she could win the tape player? Art. Any scene with Dong-ryong singing/dancing? Hilarious. I even loved all the scenes with the mums cutting vegetables and saying ‘aigoooo’ every ten seconds, that’s how I much I loved this drama. It was so beautiful. It was hilarious. MDL Rating: the first 10.
  5. Suspicious Partner. The MDL rating I gave for this show after watching is was 8.0 but I feel like I was unfair because it had the crap luck to be watched straight after Reply 1988. Honestly, Ji Chang Wook is gorgeous, the kiss scenes were great, and I feel like it’s another show like Bong Soon that had that incongruity between serious/cutesy scenes.
  6. You Who Came From The Stars. Okay, so. The thing I remember the most about this show is the main dude kept having shower scenes where he was wearing a towel around his waist. It also seemed pretty cliche, but that obviously didn’t deter me because I would have killed for the two leads, and spent an inordinate amount crying over them. MDL Rating: 8.5
  7. Reply 1994. I still missed Reply 1988. I was happy just to see Lee Il-hwa and Sung Dong-il being parents again. I did like it. But more likely because I like most things. I think if I stopped watching it half way through, I wouldn’t have felt the need to pick it back up again, but I was deep in my obsession at this point. MDL Rating: 8.5.
  8. SIDE NOTE: At some point in between these shows I started watching Doctor Stranger and dropped it. I found the plot pretty ridiculous, almost like an American soap opera. Which is a shame because I found the bits in Pyongyang fascinating.
  9. Reply 1997. I am pretty sure I liked this better than Reply 1994, but for some reason I’ve also rated it 8.5. Maybe I liked it better in hindsight. Or maybe this is proof that my rating system really is a failure and should definitely be ignored. I really appreciated the chemistry between the two leads, but the same with the other two Reply series, it KINDA BOTHERS ME THAT THEY ARE IN LOVE AND THEN WAIT YEARS TO DO ANYTHING SERIOUSLY ABOUT IT. But that doesn’t detract from all the other great things about them. Because of this show I ended up watching another Seo In-guk drama.
  10. Shopping King Louie. (MDL: 9.5 - don’t judge me.) Again, I loved this, the romance was cute, it was kinda problematic… kinda really problematic, but I just didn’t take it seriously and enjoyed it for what it was. An opportunity to properly crush on Seo In-guk. Leading to…
  11. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. Jesus. First Melodrama. I wish I could have been warned about how much this would hurt!! I can’t believe it. Every other show I had watched until that point, everyone lived happily ever after, I wasn’t expecting this pain. Couldn’t stop thinking about it for days afterwards. MDL Rating: 8.5.
  12. Fight For My Way. Guys… GUYS. Park Seo Joon is literally everything in this drama. EVERYTHING. I loved this so damn much - the chemistry between the four main leads was insane. I felt like they’d literally been friends for years. I laughed so hard constantly in the first few episodes, then things started to hurt in the best way. Seol Hee was a bit of a scene stealer for me, I wanted her to be eternally happy. The relationship between Dong Man and Ae Ra was everything I want to see when I watch drama. I also liked that there were no chaebols, these characters were struggling in a very real way that other people in their 20s struggle. The only thing that was a bit off was the minor plot twist at the end with the landlady ahjumma, but I just forget it happened and don’t let it impact my feelings on the rest of the story. MDL Rating: 10.0
  13. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? Did I like this show? Of course, it has Park Seo Joon in it. MDL Rating: 8.0
  14. I’m Not A Robot. This was such a fresh concept, I liked this show a lot. Even though I really enjoyed it while watching it, I don’t really have much to say about it?? This was another one that surprisingly hit me hard in the feels. MDL Rating: 9.5.
  15. Because This Is My First Life. Ahhh, this was so gentle and lovely. A different kind of romance, but one that I feel needs it place beside the more dramatic love stories. Lee Min Ki is an incredible actor because I felt like I could understand his feelings even when he was being completely stone faced. Side note: MoonMoon’s song ‘Marriage’ from the OST is a beautiful song that sits with ‘Don’t Worry’ by Lee Juck from the Reply 1988 OST as two songs that I listen to on repeat on days when I’m feeling mopey. MDL Rating: 9.5
  16. Healer. Ji Chang Wook, you gorgeous man. Also, Park Min Young - I get the hype now. I loved her character in this (a lot more than I liked her character in Secretary Kim). This was just good fun, despite all the hidden identities, casual stalking, fucked up family dynamics, etc. It was cute! I like seeing Ji Chang Wook dressed all in black beating up bad guys! A good time. MDL: 10.0
  17. Another Miss Oh. I was so happy to see Ahjumma from Healer again. She made Hae Young’s mum a likeable character in a way that she might not have been if someone else played her? At least in the first few episodes. I liked that the main characters were very obviously flawed, and I liked the fact that Hae Young was not shy about her emotions. She was a bit crazy in a way we don’t see typical drama female leads being crazy. I rooted for them. It also felt like… I was watching a show with two secondary leads which was interesting. MDL: 9.0
  18. Goblin. Oh my gosh. This beautiful drama. The production value was seriously so high, it was stunning. Before I watched it I thought it was going to be a very serious show at all times, but it was surprisingly freaking funny. I fell in love with everyone. I cried so hard. Grim Reaper and Goblin had such good chemistry. This show was intense, my love for it is intense. MDL: 10.0
  19. Thirty But Seventeen. This was cute and kinda heartbreaking. Yang Se Jong is beautiful, I couldn’t stop looking at him. I’m a sucker for the found family trope. MDL: 9.0
  20. Prison Playbook. I just finished this, and I think I need a break from other dramas for a few days to get my head around how much this show meant to me. This might potentially top Reply 1988. I felt personally invested in so many of the characters lives. It’s like Orange is the New Black but Korean and with men, and with a likeable main character instead. Lieutenant Paeng <3 Jailbird <3 Joon-ho<3 Min-chul <3 Jung-woo <3 HANYANG <3 This is the show I would recommend to people who have never seen a Korean drama before, as well as recommend it to people who have seen lots, as well as recommend you to rewatch it if you’ve seen it before. It was well-rounded perfection. I need time to recover from how amazing it was.
Shows I have started that have been (lovingly) left behind and which I plan to pick back up at some point when I am in the right mood for them:
Love in the Moonlight. Park Bo Gum is a beautiful person, I honestly only have like 3 episodes of this show left, but I stopped watching it about two months ago and have yet to pick it up.
Eulachacha Waikiki. I have seen two episodes and laughed almost the whole way through but I guess I wasn’t in a comedy mood at the time.
The Guest. I love horror. This is a good horror show. I unfortunately started watching it when I was trying to stop watching so much romance but romance won in the end. I will pick this back up the next time I’m looking for something dark and miserable to watch.
Go Back Couple. Honestly, I don’t know why I stopped watching this, I need to pick it up again.
My First First Love. Started watching for Ji Soo. Not incredibly interested in it, but I only have about 3 episodes left to go.
If writing all this out has proven anything, it’s that I have too many positive feelings, and would do well to dislike things more so that I can really truly differentiate between my favourite things and things I didn’t like as much. My rating system is a joke, so don’t come for me. One thing I’m sure of: all my tens deserve to be tens.
Other impacts that KDrama has had in my life:
I read Human Acts by Han Kang, about the 80s uprisings in Korea and it’s a gorgeous and incredibly depressing book that I treasure but cannot recommend to most people because of how depressing and grim it is.
I now do finger hearts but have to constantly explain what they are to people.
I have fallen into the blackhole with BTS and am genuinely scared to branch out into other Kpop in case I like other bands just as much.
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2019.01.29 17:42 Bren42 1 Night 2 Days S3 E251: Gangwon Noodle Trip Part II 190127


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1 Night 2 Days (also referred as '2 Days 1 Night') is a South Korean reality-variety show where the cast members take various trips throughout South Korea, including many offshore islands. While doing so, the members also go through various missions at a certain mealtime or a certain time of the day to earn rewards and to avoid punishments.
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2019.01.26 22:57 shomman Introduction to the Toronto Defiant

Toronto - Twitter / Discord / Subreddit

Staff:

President: Chris Overholt

Chris Overholt has worked in traditional sports for over 20 years, including many years as the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

General Manager: Jaesun “Jae” Won - Twitter

Jae was a part of Splyce proper before moving into the general manager role for Defiant. Before working in esports he was a part of the US military.

Head Coach: Beoum-Jun “Bishop” Lee - Twitter

Bishop is best known as the former coach of the London Spitfire, before which he was a part of Kongdoo Panthera - originally as a player and later as a coach. In his short stint as the Spitfire coach, he was able to win the stage 1 title match over the NYXL. Shortly after in the middle of the stage 2 he departed from the Spitfire, and remained teamless until the Defiant.

Assistant Coach - Yoon-ho “Bubbly” Cho

A former player and coach for Kongdoo Uncia, Bubbly has a long tenure of coaching. He was picked up by Seoul for Season 1, but parted ways after Seoul redid their coaching.

Strategic Coach - Dong-wook “Don” Kim

Most known for his time with Immortals, Don was brought from them to the LA Valiant for Season 1. Parting ways before the season proper began, Don was not picked up for 10 months until he joined the Defiant.

Analyst: Barroi - Twitter

Barroi is living the “Moneyball” story. He is best known as the founder of Winston’s Lab, where he ran statistics gathering and analysis. As an example of his analyst prowess, his statistical analysis creates the foundation for discussion about the importance for first deaths, a long ongoing discussion in Overwatch. Here is a video by Yiska discussing Barroi and Winston's Lab

Players

Tanks

Kang-jae "envy" Lee - Twitter / Twitch

Envy is a former OWL player, dropped midseason by the LA Valiant to the surprise of many. A strong off-tank player, many regarded him as one of the best D.Va players in OWL while he was on the Valiant. Determined comeback in Season 2, he linked up with Meta Bellum helping them finish in the quarterfinals of Korean Contenders. Before OWL he played for Immortals and Rhinos Gaming. Here's an example of his dangerous baby D.Va

Gyeong-mu "Lycan" Jo - Twitter

Formerly known as Yakpung, Lycan is a strong talent emerging from Contenders Korea. He played for O2 Ardeont, helping lead them to 2nd place in Contenders Season 1. Strong on both Winston and Reinhardt, he has a real chance of being a standout player on the roster. He has developed considerably over the past year, and alongside Envy will be a strong tank duo.

DPS

Joon-seong "Asher" Choi - Twitter / Twitch

Asher is another former OWL player, this time from the other side of Los Angeles. Asher came into a league as a unknown, and struggled early in th season, with some good performances but a lot of inconsistency. After Fissure joined, Asher had huge improvement in his gameplay, with the lack of language barrier helping to coordinate dives much better. His Tracer looked much stronger, and he learnt an impressive Widowmaker. Asher was consistent for most of last season and with an all Korean Squad we will see if he can push past everyone’s expectations. A lovely stick on a Lucio

Seung-hyun "Ivy" Lee - Twitter

Ivy is one half of the O2 Ardient dps duo signed for the Toronto Defiant, and often regarded as the stronger half. Although he is a rookie compared to others in the competitive scene, he has been one of the standout players from Contenders Korea, especially Season 1. He will be Asher’s flex dps partner, excelling in projectile heroes like Genji, Pharah and Junkrat. On the O2 Ardeont team he was the “carry DPS” and may well play the same role with the Defiant. His quick rise had everyone in Korea taking notice, and he will come into OWL hungry. Here's an example of his Genji

Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee - Twitter

Stellar has struggled to live up to his name. He is best known for his Tracer, and while it was generally quite good, he is regarded by some as somewhat of a one-trick, and struggled to adapt once Tracer was out of the meta. His biggest accomplishment to date is finishing second during Korean Contenders Season 1. He will have to improve his flexibility in order to contest for a starting role.

Supports

NameSe-hyeon "Neko" Park - Twitter / Twitch

Neko starts OWL season 2 on the wrong foot, suspended for 3 matches due to “Boosting and Investigation obstruction”(https://twitter.com/TorontoDefiant/status/1076217362884579329). He was let go from the Uprising during the off season, but was one of their strongest performers, regarded as one of the best Zenyatta's in the league. Boston favoured their other bilingual flex support Aimgod who put up similar numbers in Stage 4. With an all Korean team, a better support duo in Aid/RoKy he should be able to shine much brighter this season, and prove again why he was ranked so highly among flex supports.

Jae-yoon "Aid" Go - Twitter / Twitch

Aid comes into the league with a very high reputation. Although was recently part of the recently relegated GGEA Academy team, Aid and his support partner Greyy were a bright spot for the team, with both of them getting picked up for OWL S2. As of right now it's a toss up who will start when Neko comes back from his suspension, but neither will be a disappointment in their role.

Joo-seong "RoKy" Park - Twitter

RoKy is a last minute signing for the Toronto Defiant, coming from X6-Gaming, where he was a part of the team that won Korean Contenders Season 1. Many expected him to sign with the Hangzhou spark but looking for playing time (Presumably) he ended up signing with the defiant. Known for his Lucio and Mercy, he does not have competition for the main support role. Although not in the top tier that Korea has to offer in flex supports, he was a consistently string performer for X6, and will be looking to do the same for Defiant.

By Therapy_ow and shomman.

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2019.01.26 22:55 shomman Introduction to the Toronto Defiant

Toronto - Twitter / Discord / Subreddit

Staff:

President: Chris Overholt

Chris Overholt has worked in traditional sports for over 20 years, including many years as the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

General Manager: Jaesun “Jae” Won - Twitter

Jae was a part of Splyce proper before moving into the general manager role for Defiant. Before working in esports he was a part of the US military.

Head Coach: Beoum-Jun “Bishop” Lee - Twitter

Bishop is best known as the former coach of the London Spitfire, before which he was a part of Kongdoo Panthera - originally as a player and later as a coach. In his short stint as the Spitfire coach, he was able to win the stage 1 title match over the NYXL. Shortly after in the middle of the stage 2 he departed from the Spitfire, and remained teamless until the Defiant.

Assistant Coach - Yoon-ho “Bubbly” Cho

A former player and coach for Kongdoo Uncia, Bubbly has a long tenure of coaching. He was picked up by Seoul for Season 1, but parted ways after Seoul redid their coaching.

Strategic Coach - Dong-wook “Don” Kim

Most known for his time with Immortals, Don was brought from them to the LA Valiant for Season 1. Parting ways before the season proper began, Don was not picked up for 10 months until he joined the Defiant.

Analyst: Barroi - Twitter

Barroi is living the “Moneyball” story. He is best known as the founder of Winston’s Lab, where he ran statistics gathering and analysis. As an example of his analyst prowess, his statistical analysis creates the foundation for discussion about the importance for first deaths, a long ongoing discussion in Overwatch. Here is a video by Yiska discussing Barroi and Winston's Lab

Players

Tanks

Kang-jae "envy" Lee - Twitter / Twitch

Envy is a former OWL player, dropped midseason by the LA Valiant to the surprise of many. A strong off-tank player, many regarded him as one of the best D.Va players in OWL while he was on the Valiant. Determined comeback in Season 2, he linked up with Meta Bellum helping them finish in the quarterfinals of Korean Contenders. Before OWL he played for Immortals and Rhinos Gaming. Here's an example of his dangerous baby D.Va

Gyeong-mu "Yakpung" Jo - Twitter

Yakpung is a strong talent emerging from Contenders Korea. He played for O2 Ardeont, helping lead them to 2nd place in Contenders Season 1. Strong on both Winston and Reinhardt, he has a real chance of being a standout player on the roster. He has developed considerably over the past year, and alongside Envy will be a strong tank duo.

DPS

Joon-seong "Asher" Choi - Twitter / Twitch

Asher is another former OWL player, this time from the other side of Los Angeles. Asher came into a league as a unknown, and struggled early in th season, with some good performances but a lot of inconsistency. After Fissure joined, Asher had huge improvement in his gameplay, with the lack of language barrier helping to coordinate dives much better. His Tracer looked much stronger, and he learnt an impressive Widowmaker. Asher was consistent for most of last season and with an all Korean Squad we will see if he can push past everyone’s expectations. A lovely stick on a Lucio

Seung-hyun "Ivy" Lee - Twitter

Ivy is one half of the O2 Ardient dps duo signed for the Toronto Defiant, and often regarded as the stronger half. Although he is a rookie compared to others in the competitive scene, he has been one of the standout players from Contenders Korea, especially Season 1. He will be Asher’s flex dps partner, excelling in projectile heroes like Genji, Pharah and Junkrat. On the O2 Ardeont team he was the “carry DPS” and may well play the same role with the Defiant. His quick rise had everyone in Korea taking notice, and he will come into OWL hungry. Here's an example of his Genji

Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee - Twitter

Stellar has struggled to live up to his name. He is best known for his Tracer, and while it was generally quite good, he is regarded by some as somewhat of a one-trick, and struggled to adapt once Tracer was out of the meta. His biggest accomplishment to date is finishing second during Korean Contenders Season 1. He will have to improve his flexibility in order to contest for a starting role.

Supports

NameSe-hyeon "Neko" Park - Twitter / Twitch

Neko starts OWL season 2 on the wrong foot, suspended for 3 matches due to “Boosting and Investigation obstruction”(https://twitter.com/TorontoDefiant/status/1076217362884579329). He was let go from the Uprising during the off season, but was one of their strongest performers, regarded as one of the best Zenyatta's in the league. Boston favoured their other bilingual flex support Aimgod who put up similar numbers in Stage 4. With an all Korean team, a better support duo in Aid/RoKy he should be able to shine much brighter this season, and prove again why he was ranked so highly among flex supports.

Jae-yoon "Aid" Go - Twitter / Twitch

Aid comes into the league with a very high reputation. Although was recently part of the recently relegated GGEA Academy team, Aid and his support partner Greyy were a bright spot for the team, with both of them getting picked up for OWL S2. As of right now it's a toss up who will start when Neko comes back from his suspension, but neither will be a disappointment in their role.

Joo-seong "RoKy" Park - Twitter

RoKy is a last minute signing for the Toronto Defiant, coming from X6-Gaming, where he was a part of the team that won Korean Contenders Season 1. Many expected him to sign with the Hangzhou spark but looking for playing time (Presumably) he ended up signing with the defiant. Known for his Lucio and Mercy, he does not have competition for the main support role. Although not in the top tier that Korea has to offer in flex supports, he was a consistently string performer for X6, and will be looking to do the same for Defiant.

By Therapy_ow and shomman.

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2018.12.22 09:31 Yonneveneration 2018 Award Shows Preview (KBS, MBC, SBS)

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2018 KBS Entertainment Awards (2018 KBS 연예대상)
 
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2018 SBS Music Awards (2018 SBS 가요대전)
  • Tue. December 25 @ 17:30
  • MC: Jo Bo Ah, Jun Hyun Moo
  • Line Up: BTS, TWICE, BLACKPINK, iKON, MAMAMOO, MOMOLAND, GFRIEND, GOT7, EXO, Wanna One, Red Velvet, WINNER, Apink, Sunmi, MONSTA X, BTOB, NCT, SEVENTEEN
    PREVIEW
 
2018 KBS Song Festival (2018 KBS 가요대축제)
  • Fri. December 28 @ 20:30
  • MC: Chanyeol (EXO), Jin (BTS), Dahyun (TWICE)
  • Line Up: BTS, Wanna One, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, GFRIEND, BTOB, Apink, Hwang Chi Yeol, Sunmi, Chungha, Norazo, Oh My Girl, (G)I-DLE, EXO, TWICE, AOA, VIXX, NU’EST W, GOT7, MONSTA X, NCT 127, Highlight’s Yong Junhyung, 10cm, Roy Kim, Lovelyz, MOMOLAND, WJSN (Cosmic Girls), Kim Yeon Ja, Celeb Five
    PREVIEW
 
2018 MBC Song Festival (MBC 가요대제전 : The LIVE)
  • Sun. December 31 @ 20:45
  • MC: Noh Hong Chul, Yoona (SNSD), Minho (SHINee), Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO)
  • Line Up: Apink, BTOB, BTS, EXO, GOT7, MONSTA X, NCT DREAM, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, Wanna One, WINNER, gugudan, TVXQ, Lovelyz, Red Velvet, MOMOLAND, SEVENTEEN, Sunmi, GFRIEND, Baek Ji-young, Bolbbalgan4, Sunwoo JungA, Hong Jin Young, Hwanhee, Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae and Bizzy; iKON, Golden Child, NORAZO, MAMAMOO, VIBE, BEN, VIXX, (G)I-DLE, Oh My Girl, and WJSN
 

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2018 MBC Drama Awards (2018 MBC 연기대상)
  • Sat. December 30 @ 20:45
  • MC: Seohyun (SNSD), Kim Yong Man
    Daesang Nominees Drama
    Kim Sun Ah Children of Nobody
    So Ji Sub Terius Behind Me
    Shin Ha Kyun Less Than Evil
    Lee Yoo Ri Hide And Seek
    Jung Jae Young Partners For Justice
    Chae Si Ra Goodbye to Goodbye
    PREVIEW
  • Update: Winners Post
 
2018 SBS Drama Awards (2018 SBS 연기대상)
  • Sun. December 31 @ 20:55
  • MC: Shin Dong Yup, Shin Hye Sun, Lee Je Hoon
    Daesang Nominees Drama(s)
    Kam Woo Sung Should We Kiss First?
    Kim Sun Ah Should We Kiss First?
    Park Jin Hee Return
    Kim Yun Jin Ms. Ma, Nemesis
    Jang Na Ra The Last Empress
    Shin Sung Rok Return; The Last Empress
    PREVIEW
 
2018 KBS Drama Awards (2018 KBS 연기대상)
  • Sun. December 31 @ 20:55
  • MC: UEE, Jun Hyun Moo
  • Daesang Nominees: TBA
    PREVIEW
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2018.06.26 08:23 mvlchain “The Blockchain Should be the Basic Technology that Creates Social Value in the Mobility Industry” says Kay Woo

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“We have to look at how the blockchain is used in the real world (in the mobility industry) to create a great social value.”
Kay Woo, founder of MVL attended the discussion on the Future of Transportation Policy Discussion Session at the 2018 Land, Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair on June 7th to 8th in COEX, Convention and Exhibition Center, Seoul. During the discussion, he said, “We should pay attention to social value created through blockchain” in the mobility industry.
This event is a large-scale national event supervised by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and held by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement that is in charge of the National Traffic R&D. From this event, the MVL team was invited to participate as a panelist in the “Mobility Policy Debate for Terrestrial Traffic Innovation” as a mobility and blockchain expert.
Kay Woo’s discussion was held after the introduction of the “Mobility X” concept by Kim Sun-Wook, the Ministry of Land Transport Development and the presentation of “Smart Mobility Future Scenario” by Kim Seok-Pil, the Vice President of H&P Partners. In response to the question of what role blockchain can play in building a smart mobility ecosystem, Kay Woo replied, “It should be recognized as a natural technology that is fundamental to creating social value.”
“There is a negative view on ICO, but it is a step to demonstrate the blockchain,” he said. “In the second half of the year, many services will be released so that many people will naturally become used to blockchain technology in real life.”
As an example, Kay Woo mentioned data ownership. “Driving data (which occurs when users use the existing centralized mobility platforms) does not fall into the ownership of the drivers or users that provide the service, but to the enterprise,” Kay Woo said. Moreover, he emphasized, “If it is based on the blockchain technology, data providers will receive the benefits that arise there because they go back to the users and the drivers.
As a result, more people can actively record mobility data. Therefore, we can use data to create a smarter mobility ecosystem.
When the cloud technology surfaced, people said it would change the world. People talked about it all the time but now, it is no longer a hot issue. Still, it is something that touches our everyday life. Think about Google Drive. We don’t really realize how often cloud technology is used, but if it disappears, it is going to be very inconvenient. Blockchain needs time until people are so used to it for it to bring safer roads and efficiency in the mobility world.
Kay said, “By the time the bubble of blockchain and people’s craze over it dies out, it will start showing its social impact in the mobility industry.”
This discussion focused on the future of transportation policy directions and R&D. Professor Kim Dong-Kyu of Seoul National University, who is also a MVL advisor, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Director, the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement, the Korea Transport Institute and more also participated as a panelist as well.
The content of the discussion will be uploaded on the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport YouTube channel later.
For more information, please visit http://www.techfair.k
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2017.07.23 21:41 torimatsuko Dong Ha From “Suspicious Partner” Talks About Ji Chang Wook And Nam Ji Hyun + His Take On His Villain Role

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2013.06.01 23:21 ohhii League Roundup: K League Classic (Delayed Fixtures)

Review
2-3 FT
1-4 FT
3-0 FT

All Match Results

Home Team vs Away Team
Jeju United 2 - 3 Pohang Steelers
Jeonbuk Motors 1 - 4 Busan I Park
Suwon Bluewings 0 - 0 Gyeongnam FC
FC Seoul 3 - 0 Chunnam Dragons
K League Classic Table
Pos Team MP GD Pts W-D-L GF GA
1 Pohang Steelers 14 +13 29 8-5-1 27 14
2 Ulsan Hyundai 13 +9 24 7-3-3 22 13
3 Incheon United 13 +9 23 6-5-2 20 11
4 Jeju United 14 +7 23 6-5-3 23 16
5 Jeonbuk Motors 13 +2 21 6-3-4 21 19
6 Suwon Bluewings 13 +3 20 6-4-3 17 14
7 Seongnam Chunma 13 0 18 5-3-5 13 13
8 Busan I'Park 13 +3 20 5-5-3 16 13
9 FC Seoul 13 +5 17 4-5-4 26 21
10 Chunnam Dragons 13 -2 15 3-6-4 12 14
11 Gyeongnam FC 13 -4 12 2-7-4 12 16
12 Gangwon FC 13 -14 8 1-5-7 10 24
13 Daejeon Citizen 13 -15 8 1-5-7 11 26
14 Daegu FC 13 -16 5 0-5-9 9 25
Top Goal Scorers
# Player Club Apps Nationality Goals
1 Pedro Júnior Jeju United 14 Brazil 9
2 Dejan Damjanovic FC Seoul 13 Montenegro 8
3 Kim Shin-Wook Ulsan Hyundai 12 Korea 7
4 Miloš Bosančić Gyeongnam FC 13 Serbia 6
5 Cho Chan Ho Pohang Steelers 13 Korea 6
Assists Leaders
# Player Club Apps Nationality Assists
1 Mao Molina FC Seoul 11 Colombia 8
2 Eninho Jeonbuk Motors 9 Brazil 5
3 Han Sang Woon Ulsan Hyundai 13 Korea 5
4 Hwang Jin Sung Pohang Steelers 13 Korea 5
5 Seo Dong Hyun Jeju United 9 Korea 4
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2013.06.01 23:17 ohhii League Roundup: K League Classic (Delayed Fixtures)

Review
2-3 FT
1-4 FT
3-0 FT

All Match Results

Home Team vs Away Team
Jeju United 2 - 3 Pohang Steelers
Jeonbuk Motors 1 - 4 Busan I Park
Suwon Bluewings 0 - 0 Gyeongnam FC
FC Seoul 3 - 0 Chunnam Dragons
K League Classic Table
Pos Team MP GD Pts W-D-L GF GA
1 Pohang Steelers 14 +13 29 8-5-1 27 14
2 Ulsan Hyundai 13 +9 24 7-3-3 22 13
3 Incheon United 13 +9 23 6-5-2 20 11
4 Jeju United 14 +7 23 6-5-3 23 16
5 Jeonbuk Motors 13 +2 21 6-3-4 21 19
6 Suwon Bluewings 13 +3 20 6-4-3 17 14
7 Seongnam Chunma 13 0 18 5-3-5 13 13
8 Busan I'Park 13 +3 20 5-5-3 16 13
9 FC Seoul 13 +5 17 4-5-4 26 21
10 Chunnam Dragons 13 -2 15 3-6-4 12 14
11 Gyeongnam FC 13 -4 12 2-7-4 12 16
12 Gangwon FC 13 -14 8 1-5-7 10 24
13 Daejeon Citizen 13 -15 8 1-5-7 11 26
14 Daegu FC 13 -16 5 0-5-9 9 25
Top Goal Scorers
# Player Club Apps Nationality Goals
1 Pedro Júnior Jeju United 14 Brazil 9
2 Dejan Damjanovic FC Seoul 13 Montenegro 8
3 Kim Shin-Wook Ulsan Hyundai 12 Korea 7
4 Miloš Bosančić Gyeongnam FC 13 Serbia 6
5 Cho Chan Ho Pohang Steelers 13 Korea 6
Assists Leaders
# Player Club Apps Nationality Assists
1 Mao Molina FC Seoul 11 Colombia 8
2 Eninho Jeonbuk Motors 9 Brazil 5
3 Han Sang Woon Ulsan Hyundai 13 Korea 5
4 Hwang Jin Sung Pohang Steelers 13 Korea 5
5 Seo Dong Hyun Jeju United 9 Korea 4
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Kleague Mania, Kleague goal vids
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