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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baekhyun cast in the musical 'Singin in the Rain'

Article: EXO Baekhyun cast as male lead in musical 'Singin in the Rain'

Star News via Naver

1. [+888, -51] I like it but... ㅎ I think it's too early for a musical.. especially a lead role at that ㅠㅠ It'll get him hate ㅠㅠ

2. [+814, -56] I like it but.. I'm against it

3. [+747, -49] I already feel bad for the female lead for all the hate she's going to get

4. [+696, -31] I like the news but isn't it too early..? There are a lot of people who don't like idols in musicals. But if he's doing it anyway, I hope he works hard!

5. [+667, -37] Musicals require both acting and vocal talent...

6. [+549, -61] Why can't they use a musical actor? Why an idol?;;

7. [+494, -60] I'd prefer he just practice his singing. I know Baekhyun's talented but I think it's too early for him to be in a musical yet.

8. [+391, -43] He has lots of fans so I guess the ticketing power will be amazing

9. [+387, -70] What about Jongdae? Jongdae seemed like he wanted to do a musical but I guess Baekhyun's starting it off first.

10. [+283, -54] There are a lot of kiss scenes in the original.. .ㅋ Eyyyy, what if..



Article: "We should've saved them"... Majority of ferry crew admit to mistake

Source: Yonhap news via Naver

1. [+14,685, -917] It's not only the captain who's the problem. The captain's decision is a direct reflection of Korean society. Did you not see 'My Heart Beats'? No matter how hard 119 rescuers ring their sirens, people are just too busy living their own lives to care. Reality is that the majority of Koreans are too self absorbed to worry about anyone else. The captain is a mirror image of Koreans today.

2. [+8,325, -143] Don't you dare give them a shorter sentence just because they admit to their mistakes ㅡㅡ

3. [+7,551, -67] It's too late to regret it now. You've created too many sacrifices because of your mistake...

4. [+6,304, -133] Give them a heavier sentence now that they've admitted it. Those lives will never return.

5. [+4,897, -81] What a joke...


25 student coffins borne today... 'A tearful Wednesday

Naver + Nate

1. [+305, -3] Farewell to our loving youth... Please let your dreams bloom in the sky... I'm so, so sorry. If it will make you feel better, hate on the adults and your country as much as you want. Rest in peace...

2. [+232, -3] I'm sure living won't ever be the same for their parents.

3. [+142, -1] There's just... nothing you can say.. other than feel sorrow.

4. [+221, -2] I live 5 minutes from Danwon High School. Like any other day, I left the apartment for my morning exercise only to see a line of cars and a mother holding the funeral photo of her child. Even while walking that short path, she was sobbing the entire way, collapsing to the floor twice... Everyone walking by cried with her. I just want this nightmare to end...

5. [+150, -2] Farewell. Forget the time yuo were hurt, cold, and scared in the dark. Smile in the sky. We'll forever remember this torturous April and pray for you. Take care of your parents from the sky.


Article: "My loving daughter, son, I'm so sorry"... A tearful funeral

Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+5,146, -77] This hits too close to home for any parent

2. [+4,154, -54] Please bring harsh punishment to the people spreading fake rumors on SNS

3. [+3,833, -138] Love you, children... It was very cold, right? Be warm where you are now ㅜㅜ

4. [+670, -4] Seeing the funeral pictures of such young faces breaks me down... This whole situation is so ridiculous...

5. [+655, -5] Please remember the non-students who died as well..


Article: A whole group of student bodies discovered... death count goes up to 150

Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+10,506, -507] The number goes up with every new headline I click. It goes up as fast as the upvotes on the comments. I'm scared even clicking any article now...

2. [+7,745, -315] If only this whole thing was a lie...

3. [+5,408, -217] Reading articles scare me now...

4. [+1,801, -58] Imagine the divers' trauma upon discovering a group of dead bodies...

5. [+1,653, -29] The bodies of students who listened to the orders to stay where they were...


Leessang's Gil arrested for drunk driving

Article: Gil caught drunk driving... official apology + in discussion for 'Infinity Challenge'

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+3,919, -168] Drunk driving is murder. The show should just carry on with the original members... Upsetting that it's IC's 9th anniversary today and this article comes out... Gil-ah, why;;;

2. [+2,739, -227] He should leave the show quietly instead of letting this affect the rest of the members

3. [+2,197, -99] Makes me worried for the remaining six members...

4. [+2,203, -193] He should voluntarily leave the show and reflect..

5. [+1,902, -164] Especially when the country's suffering an unfortunate situation as this, bye bye bye to you~


Article: In a situation like this.... Leessang member Gil's drivers license canceled for drunk driving

Source: No Cut News via Nate

1. [+1,211, -15] What are you doing, Gil Sung Joon-ssi. Especially in a situation like this... did you not learn anything from your fellow friends on hiatus over drunk driving? Especially when you're filming IC. Why are you doing this to the rest of the members? What a disappointment.

2. [+1,054, -13] Although he's been praised for his music, opinions on him were heavily divided over his variety performance. Considering the times, it will be difficult for him to make a return. He should've managed himself better, especially at a time like this...

3. [+1,030, -28] Just because he's Gil shouldn't mean there will be exceptions. He needs to reflect as a public figure. I doubt we'll be seeing him on OC for the time being.

4. [+108, -2] How frustrating it must be for the IC team considering how many long term plans they've set up already;;

5. [+92, -2] Drunk driving is pretty much potential murder, no?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Broadcast channels claim varieties won't return for a while

Article: When will the variety shows return? "Difficult to return to broadcast at the moment"

OSEN via Naver

One broadcast rep said, "It's quiet at the broadcast station. Everyone's watching the news and finding it difficult to concentrate on work. Variety programs especially are difficult to bring back at the moment. Korea is mourning and so are we."

When asked about when they would return to normal broadcasts, "In the past, the variety section held off from broadcast for over a month during the Cheonanham accident. We believe it's important to wait until Korea heals and recovers. We predict it will be difficult for variety programs to return any time soon."


1. [+7,071, -122] Shows have to return at some point, just that the channels are wondering who's going to start it first. Once one channel returns, others will follow suit.

2. [+6,123, -109] The three channels should meet up and decide on a set date together, it seems to be the best solution...

3. [+6,405, -625] All of Korea is depressed. Laughter should be forced so that people can at least find strength while mourning. All that is on the TV is a repeat of the same news.

4. [+5,704, -752] I want the TV shows to return. I'm so tired of the news right now. Those who are living should continue to laugh.

5. [+4,353, -462] Should just bring it back now

6. [+1,121, -50] This continus flow of deperssing news will only make everyone feel more powerless and depressed.

7. [+1,110, -56] I work under stress all day at work only to get more stressed when I turn on the TV... We're all going to get depression at this rate.

8. [+956, -69] I think it's okay to bring back the shows this week;;

9. [+812, -40] The channels are just eyeing each other for someone to start first

10. [+832, -96] I feel like society's sentiment is forcing everyone to mourn. Like I've lost my right to laugh anymore.


TV: [SPOILERS!!!] God's Gift (Finale)

Article: God's Gift, a reversal ending with Jo Seung Woo being Kim Yoobin's murderer

: TV Report via Naver

1. [+4,777, -41] How could you kill off Ki Dong Chan... I bet even Jo Seung Woo choked up after receiving the script.. ㅋㅋ

2. [+4,615, -137] I don't understand the ending at all.

3. [+3,286, -63] Apparently there will be an extra special episode on the 28th that will tie up some plot holes!

4. [+2,855, -48] Lee Bo Young needs to be grateful to Jo Seung Woo... He returned to 14 days prior to save Saetbyul... Seung Woo jjang ㅠㅠ

5. [+915, -13] So basically, don't drink.


Divided opinions on God's Gift ending... unsatisfying vs leaves much to be desired

OSEN via Naver

1. [+1,963, -23] Ki Dong Chan's life is so sad

2. [+1,425, -18] The ending's so unsatisfying ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+1,172, -15] Ki Dong Chan ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Why ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

4. [+1,087, -19] Unsatisfying ending...

5. [+374, -13] Ki Dong Chan and Saetbyul could leave the reservoir together, why die?


Other headlines going around because Nate isn't loading for me all the way atm:

God's Gift's unsatisfying ending... on par with 'High Kick Through the Roof' and 'Lovers in Paris'

God's Gift, more like God's Bland Ending

Viewers outcry over God's Gift finale of Jo Seung Woo choosing death