This week, we discuss Kris getting (his label to pay the NFL Network to give him) and appearance on TV during the Super Bowl, YG giving money to get his scumbag groupmate out of jail, and Johnny's allowing pictures of their artists on the internet. All that, new tunes, and more!Read More
This week, we establish our responsibility to help build a K-Pop community to counter-act ridiculous fandom culture. We also anticipate a new transgender group's impact on representation, the insanity surrounding a hastily assembled K-Pop event in London, and SM, JYP, and Big Hit utilizing the almighty Blockchain for... something. All that, new tunes, and more! Lezgitit!!Read More
This week, we start off with our thoughts on Jonghyun's posthumous release music videos. Additionally, we marvel at some Wanna One fansite behaviour in Malaysia, a few fans of a popular girl group using rookie group Busters to cut in line, and what's goinf on with Hip-Hop in China. All that, new tunes, and more!Read More
This week, we are generally unsurprised by Miss A's official disbandment announcement, MBK's general pettiness in the wake of the remaining T-Ara members' contract expirations, and Korean production companies' inability to cut a timely paycheck. All that, SXSW hype, new tunes, and more!Read More
This week, we lament the loss of another seminal girl group, commend their label for getting their other group off of a sinking ship, discuss defamation law in Korea (kinda, be prepared, we ain't lawyers), and marvel at the determination of angry fangirls. All that, new tunes, and more!
(P.S.: This episode was recorded late last week and thus before the tragic passing of Kim Jonghyun. We haven't decided if and how we'll address our thoughts on these events. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and to all the Shawols all over the world.)Read More
On this episode, EXO get a little bit extra about MAMA, Running Man is doing encouragingly well, and Produce 101 and AKB48 are going to collaborate somehow on something. All that, new tunes, a potato-induced true love story, and more! Hit dat play button!Read More
We're back at it again and this time we've got some world conquest to discuss. We discuss BTS' performance at the AMAs and some of the buzz surrounding their American excursion. We also discuss Min leaving JYP, Laboum's Yulhee (seemingly) leaving the entertainment industry, and Shannon airing some grievances on social media. All that, a bunch of new tunes, and more!Read More
This week, we discuss JinE's decision to walk away from idol life, former idol's speaking out on Japanese school dress code insanity, possible BTS collaborations, and then Yoshiki with the weather. All that, new tunes, including Twice's fantastic comeback, and more! Hit dat play button!!Read More
This week, we take a look at some welcome returns, a possible desperate cry for help, the struggles of trying to make it as an idol, and the changing tides of Korean Dramas. All that, some new tunes, and a whole lot more. Get on it!Read More
On this edition of Talks, Petey and Kaz finally sit down to discuss their thoughts on the first couple of episodes of game franchise-turned-anime-turned-KDrama Idolm@ster.KR. What were the guys' expectations and did the show's initial episodes line up to them? Did this adaptation bring enough new things to the table to be worth watching? Hit that play button and find out!Read More
This week, we're back to discuss some more turmoil and insanity in East-Asian Pop Culture. We get some troubling news from the SNSD camp, we marvel at Luhan's bravery, we are unsurprised by the extent AKB48 fans do to vote in popularity polls, and are perturbed what some opportunists will do to others' safety for minor monetary gain. All that, new tunes, and more!Read More
After another impromptu hiatus, we're back with another episode! We're discussing JooE of MOMOLAND finding the memetic path to success while MADTOWN try to find their path to freedom. Also, Johnny & Associates have some warnings for misbehaving fans. All that, plus new tunes, failed robbery attempts, and more! Get in on it!Read More
We're back after an impromptu hiatus with more East-Asian Pop Culture fun. We discuss CL's honest statement to fans, Wannable's ridiculous behaviour, and SKE48 fans' disgusting gift habits. All that, new songs, and more! Hit that play button!Read More
This week, we get a visit from the Flower Boy Brigade, Petey gets hyped about Girls' Generation's long-awaited comeback, they wonder if GFriend might get caught playing it safe for the rest of their career, and lament the inevitable disappearance of Orange Caramel. All that, strong old ladies, new songs, and more!Read More
This week, we get down with varying levels of ratchetry, we discuss Jay Park's possibilities as a member of Roc Nation, preview a new streaming service from the big three Korean broadcasters, kvetch about existing streaming services, and look forward to new advancements from BABYMETAL. All that, cheeseburger straws, new music, and more!Read More
On this edition of Talks, we conclude our look at BIGBANG's YouTube Red Original variety show, "Run, BIGBANG Scout!". We talk about how the show lived up to expectations, who this show may appeal to, and who it may not appeal to. All that, plus we mention our next Talks subject.
Next "Talks" Subject: Idolm@ster.KR on Amazon Prime Video
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This week, we take a look at some people ruining the fun by harassing Sungmin, Stellar's marring fans' enjoyment of their comeback with album delays, and random dude having fun at Sooyoung's expense. All that, new tunes, including a fantastic new Red Velvet track, and more!Read More
On this edition of Talks, we discuss the first couple of episodes of BIGBANG's YouTube Red original, "Run, BIGBANG Scout!". What did we expect from our boys in this full group variety experience? What did we think of how this show gets started? Hit play and find out!
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This week, we're back after an impromptu onth away due to technical issues and we've got a lot to cover. We find out what happens when "down in front" is insufficient, Choa's official departure from AOA, Nada, Dain, and Jinju's official departure from Mafia, and a prospective activity for us when we finally go to Japan. All that, new music, including several legendary comebacks, and more! Hit up the goodness!Read More
This week we have a little bit of turmoil to unravel. We discuss the pot scandal TOP got caught in, we also touch on his ongoing hospitalization after being found unresponsive. Additionally, we talk G.Soul's departure from JYP to work with Jay Park and find some places to stay when we finally go to Japan. All that, new tunes, including Sistar's goodbye, and more!Read More