K-Drama Tropes: the Old, the New, and the Classic

When you've seen enough K-Dramas, you realize there are a few scenarios almost guaranteed to show up in the plot somewhere along the way. These instances are so predictable that the scriptwriters may have very well been bumping elbows over a Wrist Grabs 101 textbook as they drafted up their scripts.

Oh! Press Talk: Should K-Pop groups add new members?

Throughout the history of K-Pop, various groups have been known to add new members to their existing line-up to adapt to the demands of the K-Pop industry. But how does adding new members fare for the groups that have done so? Does it bring more recognition and success? With their

The End of K-pop As We Know It Or Fear-Mongering At Its Best? A K-pop Fan’s Guide To THAAD

THAAD - the acronym spreading fear and speculation among K-pop fans. These days, if any China-adjacent K-pop controversy arises, THAAD is sure to come up. For some it’s a harbinger of doom, the end of Korean entertainment as we know it; for others it’s just another controversy, one that will

Album Review: Monsta X – Beautiful

On the 21st of March, K-pop boyband 'Monsta X' from Starship Entertainment made a seemingly gorgeous comeback with their first full album, containing their title track 'Beautiful'. As an avid listener of Monsta X's previous releases, I was highly anticipating this release! The album contains a whopping number of 10 tracks

#5YearsWithEXO: The Best of the Best

Five years have passed since EXO debuted with "What is Love", then "History" and "MAMA". They have proven themselves to be a group to watch out for, in talent, discography and success. As we remember 5 outstanding years of record breaking, hurt, and sacrifice, it's time to take a look