Hallyu Harmony Update: Kim Hyun Joong Concepts

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Because Kim rose to fame portraying “flower boy” characters in K-dramas such as Boys Over Flowers and Mischievous Kiss, many suggest his image reflects a desire to escape from modes of masculinity based on a “pretty boy” appearance. . . . However, an examination of Kim’s concepts reveals a range of images that go beyond the extremes of “flower boy” and “beastly” masculinities. . . . Read more at Hallyu Harmony!

SS501: Five Men United As One

SS501

SS501

SS501 debuted in 2005 under DSP Media, the same year as SM Entertainment’s mega-group, Super Junior. The male group, made up Park Jung Min, Kim Hyung Joon, Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong, displays a range of pop music styles marked with complex Kpop dance moves. The members chose SS501 as their name as an expression of their unity: Super Star Five United As One. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Seo In Young (Elly): Elly-vated Kpop Idol

Seo In Young (Elly), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1285

Seo In Young (Elly), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1285

Seo In Young (also known as Elly) is a solo Kpop artist who is also known for her acting, dancing, modeling, and MC work. Originally a member of the girl group Jewelry, Seo In Young made her solo debut in early 2007, signing with the Star Empire Entertainment Label.

To see the enhanced profile, including discographies and videographies, click the image to go to KPOPIANA, KPK’s multimedia database on Korean popular music of the Hallyu era!

Super Junior Plays Rivendell: On Suspicious News Reporting in Kpop

Unconfirmed Super Show World Tour dates list (Source:http://bit.ly/srAjih); Ryeowook as “Gollum” during Super Show 4 in Seoul (November 2011) Source: beautifulEUNSIHAE86 on Youtube

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD and Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.

RIVENDELL (AHMN) – E.L.F.s have started to gather for Super Junior’s Super Show 4, to be held in the biggest tree in the elven city.  Armed with their sapphire blue lightsticks, legions of fans look forward to cheering on the group at the history-making show.  Super Junior is the first Kpop group to play the Rivendell Celebrian Arena, and rumor has it that SM Entertainment is currently contemplating additional dates in Mordor and Minas Tirith, with the possibility of holding a fanmeet on the Pelennor Fields.

But don’t log on to Ticketmaster just yet. Aren’t you a little skeptical? You should be, because news reporting in the Kpop world sometimes looks just as improbable.  In our investigation of all things Hallyu, KPK has noticed several trends in the way information about Kpop is distributed.  This article is about how Kpop fans are informed, or in some cases, misinformed, by coverage of Kpop. This is not about any one outlet or blogger, and the examples and photos within this article are used to illustrate a trend. They should not be construed as judgements on how individual sites choose to create or distribute kpop news.

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Boys Over Flowers (2008)


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BASICS

 Title  Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers
 Genre  Romantic Comedy
 Episodes  25
Network  KBS
 Main Cast Lee Min Ho as Gu Jun PyoKim Hyun Joon as Yoon Ji HooKim Bum as So Yi Jung

Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di

Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul

Lee Hye Young as Kang Hee Soo (Jun Pyo’s mother)

 Director  Jun Ki Sang
 Screenwriter  Yoon Ji Ryun
 Official Website(s)  KBS BOF Website (Korean)
 Fan Website(s) FanPop
 The Low-Down One working-class girl, four rich guys and their antics as they fumble their way through love

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AWARDS

  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Novella Drama – Actress (Koo Hye Sun)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (Kim So Eun)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Min Ho and Koo Hye Sun)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (Koo Hye Sun)
  • 2009 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Performance by an Actor (Lee Min Ho), Best Drama Performance by an Actress (Koo Hye Sun)
  • 2009 Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Actor Award (Kim Hyun Joong)
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Hyun Joong)

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