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Thoughts and Obsessions: Doctor Stranger, You’re All Surrounded, and Bad Dancing

So there are two currently airing dramas that I have actually been keeping up with. The first is the new Lee Jong Suk vehicle, Doctor Stranger. I may have been spoiled by Code Blue, but I find myself wishing for more medical and less character moments in this drama. At least then I could makes sense of what’s going on. The whole spy/traitor parts are getting way too complicated. It’s too hard trying to keep track of who everyone’s working for and who’s on what side and the millions of conspiracies going on at once. In other words, this drama is kind of a hot mess. Yet I find myself enjoying it anyway and looking forward to the next episode. I may not know exactly what’s going on or why but I love being dragged along for the ride.

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K-Pop Music Videos: The Creepy, The Crazy, and The Weird

For a majority of k-pop artists, the music video is simply a chance to showcase some dancing and do close-ups of the idols’ pretty faces. However, there are also artists who come out with videos that are unconventional and entirely unique. There are a number of them that can only be described as creepy. Some are full of crazy antics that I don’t always understand, but I do always find highly entertaining. Then there are the ones that are so totally bizarre that I can’t even begin to come up with an explanation for them. Any way you slice it, it’s still nice to see k-pop videos that give you something new to look at, instead of just the group dancing in an empty room (I’m looking at you SM). So I thought I’d compile a list of the music videos that deviate from the k-pop norm and offer us a fresh, if slightly strange, look at an artists’ song. To make a long story short (too late), here’s my list of k-pop music videos that are creepy, crazy, and weird:

The Creepy (aka i am disturbed)

“She’s Gone” by G-Dragon

So we start with some poor woman tied to a chair and G-Dragon hovering in the doorway. Cue the start of the song and the woman escaping, only to find herself running around in what looks like a stone maze. An unfazed GD takes out a knife and drags it across the walls while he calmly stalks the girl. By the end, he’s covered in blood and the woman is lying dead on the floor. And in between shots of him shaking and holding his bloody hands in front of his face, there is one especially creepy shot of him actually smiling. I think this definitely fits the creepy category. And if you look up the lyrics, it makes it all the more disturbing.

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Kdrama Review: Special Affairs Team Ten (2011)

TitleSpecial Affairs Team Ten
Episodes: 9
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Aired: Nov 18, 2011 to Jan 13, 2012
Cast: Joo Sang Wook, Jo An, Kim Sang Ho, Choi Woo Shik
Genre: Action, Crime, Detective, Psychological
Related Content: Special Affairs Team Ten 2

The Synopsis: “Special Affairs Team TEN” is a criminal investigation unit that tackles the most violent crimes in South Korea. These crimes usually have less than a 10% rate for arrests. They chase the most notorious killers who attempt to commit the perfect crimes. Yeo Ji Hoon is a former top-notch detective, but now works as a professor. He then becomes the leader of Special Affairs Team TEN. Nam Ye Ri has been a detective for 4 years. She joins Special Affairs Team TEN because of her psychological reasoning powers. Baek Do Sik is a 24 year veteran detective. He possesses a keen sense of intuition, which he honed from his many years as a detective. Park Min Ho is a new detective. He joins Special Affairs Team TEN after impressing Professor Yeo Ji Hoon with his reasoning powers.

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My Top 10 SHINee Songs

In honor of SHINee’s 6th anniversary, I thought I’d do a post on my all-time favorite songs from my all-time favorite group. SHINee was one of the first groups I ever got really into (*cough*obsessedwith*cough*) and as the years go by they continue to amaze me. Even in the K-pop world, you do not come across a group that has the singing skills, dancing abilities, and passion that SHINee does. So here’s a list of my Top 10 SHINee songs (in no particular order because that would be too hard):

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K-Pop Picks: “200%” by AKMU (Akdong Musician)

My new obsession: the wonderful, fresh sounds of Akdong Musician. This brother-sister duo first caught my attention during their time on K-Pop Star 2. Not because I watched the show, but because I couldn’t ignore how much everyone was raving about them. When I finally did check out their performances, I was not disappointed. Their first album is a welcome respite from the electronic-heavy sounds of the K-pop world. It’s full of light, airy songs like their first single “200%.” The music video is incredibly cute and charming. Much like K.Will’s “Please Don’t…” it seems like your typical love story until the end, when the perspective suddenly shifts. Kudos to Soo Hyun for showing off some genuine acting skills, too (which is pretty rare in the K-pop world). Check out the rest of their album Play, and their other music videos, Give Love and Melted.