Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: So Many Twists and Turns

I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers for the final episode before I can watch a subbed version, so suffice it to say this weekend was hard.  In an effort to curb my curiosity, I’m committing myself to finishing all my recaps. And for those of you who are catching up, there’s still plenty of dramaContinue reading “Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: So Many Twists and Turns”

Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: The One Where Everyone Wants to be Center

I’m not exaggerating: six out of seven groups we see tonight will discuss who is center to some degree.  And almost half of them will have much more than a talk. I certainly understand why everyone wants to be center, but I forgot how vicious it gets sometimes.  Drama aside, this episode has some reallyContinue reading “Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: The One Where Everyone Wants to be Center”

Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Choose Carefully

The position evaluation is probably my favorite part of the competition.  It’s the point where many potential favorites start to shine. We start to have a sense of who these trainees are and who we want in the final group.  Up until now, I haven’t had my own version of the Top 11.  I hadContinue reading “Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Choose Carefully”

Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: First Eliminations

A few short months ago, many people (myself included) were a little skeptical of this new season of Produce 101. But now the male version is popular beyond a doubt: 24,690,000 votes were counted for this first round of eliminations!  You know it’s trendy when the votes total half the population of South Korea.  NowContinue reading “Produce 101 Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: First Eliminations”

Twice Comeback Review: “Signal”

Sometimes I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with Twice.  I really like them, but I get frustrated because I think JYP isn’t using them to their full potential (the agency, not the person).  They have catchy songs, appealing personalities, and stunning visuals – but we all know that by now.  I wanted toContinue reading “Twice Comeback Review: “Signal””

VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La”

Concepts are very big in K-pop, but they can also be very tricky.  Rookie groups often struggle to find one that works, and veteran groups might consider them limiting. Vixx, however, has turned concepts into their greatest asset. Part of their popularity comes from their ability to bring their ideas to life. The concept is the foundation ofContinue reading “VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La””