Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Korean Music Recommendations

This is pretty much my Korean music recommendations as I listen to it all the time.
It's about 95% boy bands and 5% girl bands, although I am trying to expand more, but it's hard.
Sometimes the bands will do a few Korean songs and make a Japanese or Korean version, which I do listen to those occasionally.
If there is same band, but has a - and letters after it; that is sub-unit (i.e. Super Junior-K.R.Y.)

CNBLUE (Code Name BLUE)
I'm Sorry (originally Japanese)
One More Time (originally Japanese)
One Time
Still (Japanese)
Truth (Japanese)
*side note:
each member represents a letter in BLUE - see below
Burning (Lee Jong-hyun)
Lovely (Kang Min-hyuk)
Untouchable (Lee Jung-shin)
Emotional (Jung Yong-hwa)

Monsta X
All In
Jealousy
Spotlight (Japanese)

Nu'est
Action
Face

Super Junior
Bonamana
Butterfly
Daydream
Evanece
Monster
Mr. Simple
My Love, My Kiss, My Heart
No Other
Opera
Sexy, Free & Single
Sorry, Sorry
Superman
Super Junior-K.R.Y.
Point of No Return (Japanese)
Super Junior-M
Break Down
Perfection
U

VIXX
Error
Fantasy

ZE:A
Aftermath
Breathe
Continue
Phoenix
ZE:A-J
Just Tonight (Japanese)

EXO
Monster

Highlight (used to be known as BEAST/B2ST until name changed to Highlight in 2017)
Beautiful Night

Apink
Only One

Girls' Generation (known as SNSD too)
The Boys

BoA
Girls on Top
Moto

Younha
Please Take Care of My Boyfriend
Supersonic
Would We Have Changed (feat John Park)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Korean Boy Band Biases

As I do not have very many friends who are into or like Korean music; this is sort of my outlet.
I was first introduced to BoA Kwon in 2007, but didn't actually get into Korean music until about 2012.
My very first Korean song was Please Take Care of My Boyfriend by Younha, which a penpal friend recommended to me.
The very first Korean boy band I ever listened to was CNBLUE (Code Name BLUE) and eventually branched out to Super Junior + sub-units Super Junior-M and Super Junior-K.R.Y., *SHINee, VIXX, ZE:A, EXO, Highlight (formerly known as B2ST/BEAST), BTOB (Born To Beat), and 2PM.
*Although, I have not listened to SHINee since mid December 2017 and there is no way I can bring myself to for a long time.

For the picture caption; it'll just be the birth name, stage name, band, and role.
Some might have the term *maknae*, which is youngest in Korean.

Lee Jong-hyun (Jonghyun)
CNBLUE
Lead vocalist/guitarist

Kang Min-hyuk (Minhyuk)
CNBLUE
Drummer/vocalist

Park Jeong-su (Leeteuk)
Super Junior, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-Happy
Leader/vocalist/rapper

Choi Si-won (Siwon)
Super Junior, Super Junior-M
Vocalist/face of the group

Lee Dong-hae (Donghae)
Super Junior, Super Junior-M, Donghae&Eunhyuk
Lead vocalist/lead dancer/rapper

Kim Ryeo-wook (Ryeowook)
Super Junior, Super Junior-K.R.Y., Super Junior-M
Main vocalist

Cho Kyu-hyun (Kyuhyun)
Super Junior, Super Junior-K.R.Y., Super Junior-M
Main vocalist/sub-dancer/maknae

Zhou-Mi (Zhoumi)
Super Junior-M
Vocalist/rapper

Moon Jun-young (Lee Hoo, but formerly known as Junyoung)
ZE:A or also known as Children of Empire
Leader/main vocalist

Im Woong-jae (Siwan)
ZE:A, ZE:A-FIVE
Vocalist

Kim Tae-heon (Taeheon)
ZE:A, ZE:A 4U
Main rapper/vocalist

Jung Hee-cheol (Heecheol)
ZE:A, ZE:A 4U, ZE:A-J
Lead rapper/vocalist
Ha Min-woo (Minwoo)
ZE:A, ZE:A-FIVE
Vocalist/lead dancer/rapper

Park Hyung-sik (Hyungsik)
ZE:A, ZE:A-FIVE
Main vocalist

Kim Dong-jun (Dongjun)
ZE:A, ZE:A-J
Main vocalist/maknae

Lee Hong-bin (Hongbin)
VIXX
Vocalist/face of the group/lead rapper

Byun Baekh-hyun (Baekhyun)
EXO-K
Main vocalist

Kim Jong-in (Kai)
EXO-K
Main dancer/vocalist/lead rapper/face of the group

Oh Se-hun (Sehun)
EXO-K
Lead dancer/rapper/sub-vocalist/maknae

Yoon Doo-joon (Doojoon)
Highlight (formerly known as B2ST/BEAST)
Leader/sub-rapper/vocalist

Lee Min-hyuk (Minhyuk)
BTOB (Born To Beat)
Vocalist/rapper/face of the group

Lim Hyun-sik (Hyunsik)
BTOB (Born To Beat)
Vocalist/dancer

Yook Sung-jae (Sungjae)
BTOB (Born To Beat)
Vocalist/rapper/maknae

Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (Nichkhun)
2PM
Vocalist/face of the group

Lee Jun-ho (Junho)
2PM
Main vocalist

















Monday, May 14, 2018

Actor Biases

I am doing 2 different posts as there are way too many biases to put in one post.
First one was all the idol biases whereas this post is all about the actors.
Forewarning: it is mostly Korean actors, but there are a few from China and Japan that I like too.
I personally am listing what dramas I actually have watched with each actor as I probably heard of some, but never watched that they did. 

I will do the Korean actors first then the others since it is rare for me to watch Chinese or Japanese dramas.
First will be the *ultimate* biases then regular ones, but not in any particular order.

Lee Joon-gi
Scholar Who Walks the Night, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Criminal Minds
Watching: Lawless Lawyer

Park Hae-jin
My Love from the Star, Cheese in the Trap, and Man to Man
Anticipating: Four Men - July 2018


Lee Joon-hyuk
City Hunter, Man from the Equator, and Stranger (2017)
Watching: Are You Human Too? - 6/11/18

Lee Min-ho 
Boys Over Flowers, Personal Taste, City Hunter, Faith, The Heirs, and Legend of the Blue Sea.


Kim Jun-myun (Suho)
Rich Man


Do Ji-han
Hawarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Lee Seung-hwan (Kang Seo-joon)
Cheese in the Trap
Watching: Are You Human Too? - 6/11/18


Lee Seo-won
The Liar and his Lover and Hospital Ship


Sung Dong-II
Iris II: New Generation, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, The K2, Legend of the Blue Sea,and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth



Kim Tae-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk)
The Heirs, Fated to Love You, and Pride and Prejudice

 
Jung II-woo
Moon Embracing the Sun, High-End Crush,  and Cinderella and the Four Knights


Lee Seung-gi
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, and A Korean Odyssey


Kim Soo-hyun
Moon Embracing the Sun and My Love from the Star


Lee Chang-seon (Lee Joon)
Iris II: New Generation


Alexander Lee Eusebio (Xander)
Moorim School: Saga of the Brave


Baek Sung-hyun
Iris II: New Generation


Lee Jong-suk
Secret Garden, I Can Hear Your Voice, W, and While You Were Sleeping


Hong Jonghyun
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and The King in Love


Kim Ha-neul (Kang Ha-neul)
To The Beautiful You, The Heirs, Misaeng, and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo


Jo Yoon-woo
The Heirs, Mask, and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

 
Park Bo-gum
Love in the Moonlight


Ji Soo
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, and Strong Girl Bong-soon

 
Kim Dong-hyun (Gong Myung)
The Bride of Haebak and Revolutionary Love

  
Nam Joo-hyuk
Who Are You: School 2015, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, and The Bride of Haebak


Yeo Jin-goo
Moon Embracing the Sun, Orange Marmalade, The Royal Gambler and Reunited Worlds



Jun Ji-hyun
My Love from the Star and Legend of the Blue Sea

 
Lee Sung-kyung
Cheese in the Trap, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, and While You Were Sleeping
Watching: About Time - 5/21/18


Lee Da-in
My Golden Life


Lee Ji-eun (IU)
Bel Ami and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo


Ji Hye-ran (Z.Hera)
Moorim School and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo



Takagi Manpei and Shinpei
Ouran High School Host Club


Shunsuke Daito
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e and Ouran High School Host Club

 
Yudai Chiba
Ouran High School Host Club


Wang Yanlin
Princess Agents

 
Deng Lun
Princess Agents