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Itaewon Class Season 2: Will Be Release or Delay? Cast Info Plot Lines and Trailer

2020.10.10 14:38 premierenext Itaewon Class Season 2: Will Be Release or Delay? Cast Info Plot Lines and Trailer

Itaewon Class is a 2020 South Korean television series that is developed by Kim Do-soo for Showbox. This series is based on the Itaewon Class by Gwang Jin. This series was written by Gwang Jin and directed by Kim Sung-Yoon. South Korean is the country of origin and Korean is the official original language of this series.
They have released a single season with 16 episodes and each episode runs up to 70 minutes. Jo Joon-Hyung is the executive producer and Lee Sang-Yoon, Jung Soo-jin and Han Suk-won is the producer of this series. Showbox, Zium Content, Itaewon Class Production Partners, and Drama House are the production companies of this series.
Itaewon Class Season 2: Plot Lines
The first season of Itaewon Class tells the story about the ex-convict Park Sae-to-Yi. Where life has been turned upside down after he gets expelled from school for punching a bully and his father is killed in an accident. Alongside his manager Jo Yi-SEO and the staff, he was striving towards success and reaching greater heights while battling against a food company. Hopefully, the second sequel will be continued from the ending of the first sequel and there will be more interesting stories in the next sequel.

Itaewon Class Season 2: Cast and Characters

There are many main characters are there in this series they are Park Seo-Joon as Park Sae-ro-Yi, Kim Da-mi as Jo Yi-Seo, Yoo Jae-Myung as Jang Dae-hee, Kwon Nara as Oh Soo-ah, and supporting characters like Dan Bam staff as Kim Dong-hee as Jang Geun-soo, Ryu Kyung-soo as Choi Seung-Kwon, Lee Joo-young as Ma Hyeon-Yi, Chris Lyon as Kim To-ni, ad Jangga Group members like Ahn Bo-Hyung as Jang Geun-won, Kim Hye-Eun and many other characters are also included in this series.

Itaewon Class Season 2: Release Date

JTBC and Netflix is the original network also the distributor of this series. The first season of this series released on 31st January 2020 to 21st March 2020. It is one of the most popular Korean dramas of 2020. During this quarantine many of viewers were addicted to watch Koreian drama. At present the series has not yet announced about season 2 but due to this immense popularity and it is expected that it will be back for sure. First season has huge fans and it receives the positive response among the fans. It received various acclaimed and positive reviews from the critics too. Each and every episode has different response and the theses positive responses has day by day. We will surely update each and every single updates so stay tuned for more updates. I hope fans will be satisfied with this information.
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2019.04.04 17:00 alleybetwixt The Who's Who of Burning Molka: A comprehensive list of the names involved

BURNING MOLKA ARCHIVE WIKI will contain all future updates for this listing.
This post was last updated on 190915 at 6:55PM KST
This is a compiled list of all the significant figures involved in the Burning Molka scandals. It is our attempt to make an easier-to-read breakdown that focuses on the Who's Who of these cases and what they did.

⚠ TRIGGER WARNING: This will be the only warning in this post. The contents of many of these stories and notes may be triggering. If you are sensitive to straightforward mentions of criminal activity, especially regarding sexual assault/rape, do not continue. ⚠

There are two primary threads to follow in this story. One thread is Burning Sun and the general club culture of Gangnam. This includes illegal activities (drug use and dealing, gambling, entry of minors, sexual assault, illegal hidden cameras set up to film sexual abuse, tax evasion, embezzlement) and police colluding to cover up and/or participate in these activities. The other is the celebrity members of chatrooms sharing molka (illegally filmed videos, especially sexually exploitative in nature). They are intertwined as they involve some of the same people.
The ever-growing web of these stories are happening concurrently with a widespread spy-cam (molka) epidemic (hidden cameras in hotel rooms, public restrooms, etc) as well as a feminist movement (#MeToo) where awareness is being raised of the patriarchal culture of South Korea, which has facilitated sexual harassment and abuse of women as a 'norm'.
Throughout all cases, there are authority figures (police, politicians, celebrities, chaebols) committing crimes. Due to their wealth, power, and the entrenched corruption of those that could bring them justice--they get away with it.
(190503 Expansion) The two primary threads of Burning Sun and molka-sharing chatrooms have split into a few further threads through the investigations. As it stands now, there are essentially five threads.
CedarBough T. Saeji wrote an excellent piece introducing these threads and the ways they are connected within the larger cultural context of South Korea. Highly recommended reading!
KOREA EXPOSÉ - South Korea’s Corruption, Exposed by the Burning Sun
 
(see footnote in comments about all the Kims and repetitious names)

Directly involved:

  • Seungri/Lee Seung Hyun (BIGBANG and executive director of Burning Sun):
    • Admitted to charge of sharing illegal/pornographic imagery (it's unknown if this was molka he was re-sharing from somewhere else or just a random image).
    • Laughed in reaction to seeing illegal photos being shared in chatroom.
    • Admitted to tax evasion at Monkey Museum.
    • Embezzled funds from Monkey Museum and Burning Sun (tens of thousands of dollars). Charged for occupational embezzlement.
    • Alleged to have facilitated escorts for foreign investors at an event in Seoul in July 2016, at Club Arena in 2015, a Christmas party in 2015, and his Philippines birthday party in 2017.
    • During his pre-trial detention hearing, Seungri confirmed he had personally solicited prostitution.
    • Seungri left BIGBANG. Was released from his contract with YG Ent. Retired from the industry. Was largely removed from YG Ent. website and BIGBANG merchandise.
    • Will be sent a draft notice after June 25th at which point he will decide to enlist or postpone. If Seungri's case goes to prosecution, it will not have any affect on his enlistment unless he is arrested/detained at some point.
    • Forwarded to prosecution on 7 charges including: prostitution solicitation, prostitution mediation, embezzlement (from Burning Sun), embezzlement of attorney fees, instigating destruction of evidence, violation of the Food and Sanitation Act, and violation of the 'Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes'. (190625)
  • Jung Joon Young (singesongwriter, band Drug Restaurant, TV personality):
    • Charged with 11 counts of filming and sharing molka of him having sex with women. Arrested. Trial begins May 10th, 2019.
    • Suspected of soliciting prostitution while filming abroad in Germany (2016).
    • Jung Joon Young had 23 chat rooms, with 16 people involved.
    • Make Us Ent. terminated his contract.
    • In 2016, he was accused of illegally filming a sexual encounter with a woman without consent, but the charges had been dropped. With the present investigation, it was discovered that police who had been investigating that case in 2016 went to the forensic company working on Jung Joon Young's phone, asking for them to announce that the phone's files could not be restored. The files were never turned over for further investigation.
    • Jung joon Young admitted to all 11 charges of filming or distributing molka at his pre-trial hearing (190510).
  • Yoo In Suk/Mr. Yoo (Yuri Holdings CEO):
    • Resigned from his position as CEO of Yuri Holdings, which is the company founded by both him and Seungri in 2016. It operated multiple businesses, including the Burning Sun club.
    • Embezzled funds from Monkey Museum and Burning Sun (tens of thousands of dollars). Charged for occupational embezzlement.
    • Facilitated prostitution
    • Helped to cover up Choi Jong Hoon's DUI
    • Implicated Superintendent Yoon during investigations.
    • His wife, Park Han Byul (actress/model), also claimed she received K-Pop concert tickets from Choi Jong Hoon
    • Provided details about soliciting prostitution with Seungri in 2015. They paid for two prostitutes at Seungri's apartment. Yoo In Suk stated their intention was to 'test their quality' ahead of Japanese investors they would be entertaining the following day. The two women confirmed they had been sent to the apartment by their madame.
  • Choi Jong Hoon (FTISLAND):
    • Bribed police for assistance in covering-up DUI (offered $9,000). Charged with 5 counts of distributing molka and one charge of filming molka himself.
    • Departed from FTISLAND. FNC Entertainment officially terminated his exclusive contract. Retired from industry.
    • Arrested.
    • Forwarded to prosecution with a recommendation of indictment for group sexual assault on two occasions in January and March of 2016 (190516).
    • Indicted on charges of sexual assault (190603). (The previous week he had filed a habeas corpus petition in objection to his detainment, requesting the courts re-review his case. Judge Lee Il Yeom rejected his petition.)
  • Yong Jun Hyung (HIGHLIGHT): Was in a 1-on-1 chatroom with Jung Joon Young. Admitted to participating in inappropriate conversations about molka. Departed from HIGHLIGHT. Enlisted for military service (190402).
  • Lee Jong Hyun (CNBLUE): Confirmed to be in chatroom where molka was shared. Admitted to participating in inappropriate sexual conversations degrading women. Currently in military service. He's 'deeply reflecting' and still supported by his agency, FNC Ent. He announced his departure from CNBLUE through FNC Entertainment, apologizing for bringing harm to the members and disappointment to fans. (This came after a strange private interaction with a YouTuber Park Min Jung on Instagram while serving in the military, which she made public. She apologized and removed the post after it hit the news.) (190828)
  • Mr. Kim (Burning Sun merchandiser): Employee at Burning Sun. Known as Jung Joon Young's "hidden camera mate". Set up hidden spy cams to film illegally in the club over 10 months. Uploaded molka of himself raping a woman to the group chatroom. Arrested. Indicted for sexual assault while overseas.
  • Eddy Kim (singesongwriter): Was in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young where molka was shared. He admitted to uploading one sexual photo from the internet.
  • Roy Kim (singesongwriter): Was in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young. Booked for sharing a photo (unconfirmed if molka). Graduated from Georgetown University, but did not participate in the ceremony.
  • Jung Joon Young participated in a temporary group chat along with cast-mates for JTBC's 'Hitmaker' (variety show). Reportedly, he took photos of a flight attendant's body (nature unknown) and shared them in the chat. Other cast members present in the chat were Kangin (Super Junior), Jeong Jin Woon (2AM), and Lee Chul Woo (model). Investigation determined these three did not share molka themselves and police stated they had no plans to investigate them further, referencing them only as witnesses present in the chat.
  • Kwon Hyuk Joon (SNSD Yuri's brother): Kicked out of group chatroom after being caught doing drugs (marijuana?). Mr. Kim (Burning Sun employee) reportedly filmed Kwon raping victim B and shared the video to the chatroom. Arrested on sexual assault charges. Forwarded to prosecution with a recommendation of indictment for group sexual assault (190516).
  • T: Member of a Jung Joon Young chat where there was discussion about sexual exploits, women were degraded in a variety of vulgadehumanizing ways, and drugging and raping a woman was described in some detail. Two women were described as being like comfort women.
  • P: same as T
  • K: same as T
  • Senior Police Officer Superintendent Yoon: Booked for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act for taking bribes/gifts in the form of BIGBANG concert tickets (from Seungri), a meal and a golf game (from Yoo In Suk). Removed from his position. Fowarded to prosecution for obstructing rights when providing confidential police information to Yoo In Suk about possible suspicious activity at Monkey Museum. Yoon was cleared of charges regarding receiving bribes from Seungri and Yoo In Suk because the total amount ($2,250) was less than the threshold ($2,518) of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act. But he will pay a fine and the Inspection Department will determine how he should be disciplined.
  • Senior Inspectors A and B: Both forwarded to prosecution. 'A' for helping to convey confidential information to Superintendent Yoon and 'B' for violating confidentiality for revealing police information.
  • Superintendent Kim (resident officer in Malaysia): Associated with Yoo In Suk and Park Han Byul. (Likely the figure who accepted bribe from Choi Jong Hoon to cover up his DUI.)
  • Mr. Kang (former Police Detective): Known as the 'Nighttime Troubleshooter' in Gangnam. Supposedly received regular bribes ($2,000/month or $5,000 for bigger issues). Allowed entry of a minor at Burning Sun. Received bribes through Choi, who was part of club Monkey Museum's crew.
  • Mr. Lim (Arena club's CEO): Arrested for tax evasion (evaded 16.2 billion won from 2014 to 2017).
  • Mr. Kang (Arena club's owner): Arrested for tax evasion (evaded 16.2 billion won from 2014 to 2017). Believed to have lobbied tax agencies during the tax investigation to Arena last year. He operated 16 clubs in Gangnam.
  • Mr. Jang (Burning Sun Director): Participated in the assault of Kim Sang Kyo along with security guards. Forwarded to prosecution on charges of assault.
  • Jang (Burning Sun security guard manager): Participated in the assault of Kim Sang Kyo along with security guards. Forwarded to prosecution on charges of assault.
  • Lee Moon Ho (Burning Sun co-CEO): Investigated as a suspect relating to drug use (more than 10 times) and distribution. Police seized his home and banned him from leaving the country. His initial arrest warrant was rejected despite testing positive for drugs. Arrested on suspicions of drug use, distribution, and destruction of evidence (190419). Transferred to prosecution. Sentenced to 3 years probation and 200 hours of community service. He would receive 1.5 years in prison if involved with any further criminal activity. (190822)
  • Lee Sung Hyun (Burning Sun co-CEO): Former board member in association with Le Méridien Seoul hotel. Testified in court that he bribed Mr. Kang (former Gangnam station police officer) to cover up the illegal entry of minors to the club (July 2018). Lee stated that he informed his co-CEO Lee Moon Ho of this, but not Seungri.
  • Anna (merchandisepromoter for Burning Sun): Interrogated by the police under suspicion of selling drugs to VIP clients at Burning Sun. Tested positive for methamphetamine, ecstasy, opium, marijuana, and ketamine. Request for arrest warrant regarding drug distribution, denied. Her case was transferred to prosecution.
  • Mr. Ji (Seungri's former manager): Was paid a salary of about $2,645 every month through Burning Sun, even though he was an employee of YG Entertainment. YG Ent. supposedly learned of this in February and fired Mr. Ji. This is still being investigated. It's not known if Mr. Ji was only getting salary from Burning Sun or he had double salary from both.
  • Yang Hyun Suk (Founder of YG Entertainment):
    • MBC's program 'Straight' aired with an in-depth report claiming that YG Entertainment's CEO Yang Hyun Suk mediated prostitution for foreign investors. A dinner he hosted in 2014 was specified where 8 men were being entertained. 25 women were present, allegedly most of which were prostitutes. Most of the guests and women moved on to Yang Hyun Suk's club NB, where later the investors selected from the women to be entertained privately. YG Entertainment made a statment confirming Yang Hyun Suk was at the dinner, but denied he mediated prostitution for VIPs. (Allegedly, Hwang Hana was also present at the dinner.)
    • JTBC's 'Spotlight' program included information about a staff member at YG Entertainment keeping a drug kit to test company artists for drugs so that they could take proactive steps to cover it up if anyone tested positive. Yang Hyun Suk responded to the program by stating he was directly involved in routinely monitoring the artists with drug tests himself every two months. He explained that, following G-Dragon's case, he took responsibility with testing as a preventative measure to keep artists fearful of using drugs at all. Yang Hyun Suk also claimed B.I's drug test had been negative.
    • Resigned from position in YG Entertainment as a result of his involvement in multiple scandals.
    • Booked for suspicions of prostitution mediation based on expense reports that indicated possible sexual services during the 2014 Europe trip (190717). The investigations into prostitution are ongoing.
  • Yang Min Suk (CEO of YG Entertainment/brother of Yang Hyun Suk): Resigned as CEO as a result of his brother's involvement in multiple scandals.
  • PSY: Called up for questioning on the 23rd regarding the prostitution mediation Yang Hyun Suk is suspected of providing for Jho Low and another Southeast Asian investor in July of 2014. The questioning reportedly took approximately 9 hours. Both PSY and Madam Jung's testimonies are being collected as a part of the ongoing investigation into Yang Hyun Suk's case.

Victims speaking out:

  • Informant/whistleblower: Person (woman?) who gave Kakaotalk chats to Lawyer Bang Jeong Hyun.
  • Kim Sang Kyo (non-celebrity):
    • Filed the original assault case at Burning Sun, which triggered all of the media attention and investigations of Gangnam clubs.
    • Claimed he saw a woman being sexually harassed. Sought a security guard for help and then was beaten by Mr. Jang and security guards. When police came, they also beat him. He was arrested and beaten again at the police station.
    • Wrote about the incident on Bobaedream (online community) and sent a petition to the Blue House about it. Later requested anyone harmed at Burning Sun to contact him through Instagram. Posted multiple stories of victims sharing what happened to them (sexually assaulted, drugged with GHB).
    • Three women accused him of harassment at Burning Sun (includes Anna and a 'Kim', who were later revealed to have ties to Burning Sun staff.)
    • (Kim Sang Kyo Statement and background)
    • Forwarded to prosecution on charges of assault, interference with business, and sexual harassment based on testimonies and CCTV footage.
  • A (informant): Two new chatrooms were discovered due to informant 'A, from her boyfriend, Mr. Kim. Participants of one include actors Shin and Han and a model Jung. The other includes the son of a former Samsung executive, a merchandiser for club Arena, and an entertainer. It contains more than 100 videos and pictures of shared molka and pornographic content. (Note: This is not the same 'A' as the 'A' below and we do not know if this 'Mr. Kim' is the same as any other Kim mentioned in this list.)
  • A (friends with members of the group chatrooms):
    • Testified she was sexually assaulted by five members of the group chatrooms. This includes Jung Joon Young and Choi Jong Hoon (may also include Heo and Mr. Kim (Burning Sun)).
    • 'A' contacted lawyer Bang Jeong Hyun when seeing everything in the news and suspected she may have been assaulted while she was part of the chatroom associated friend group.
    • Corroborating the date of her suspected assault with Bang Jeong Hyun and the chat logs resulted in seeing conversations, a voice recording, and six photos that indeed indicated she had been sexually assaulted while unconscious.
    • 'A' will file a lawsuit against those who assaulted her and an investigation will follow.
  • B: Last week, 'B' filed a complaint that Mr. Kim (Burning Sun employee) filmed Kwon (SNSD Yuri's brother) raping 'B' and shared the video to the chatroom. Her statement matches the content of the chat logs.
  • Lee: Came forward in relation to one of the first chatlogs that was made public. A 2016 gathering overseas included Seungri, Roy Kim, Mr. Kim, Yoo In Suk, and a group of women who had been invited. Lee was friends with one of the women. They all had dinner together, but Lee lost consciousness. She was left to rest in another room. She was found later in a different room, undressed, and her friends said it was extremely difficult to rouse her from sleep. Her testimony aligns with the content of the chat where Mr. Kim had filmed as he assaulted her and shared it with the other members. Lee's uncharacteristic loss of consciousness will also be further investigated for the possibility she was drugged at the party.
  • Multiple women came forward regarding a gathering at a resort in Hongcheon (January 2016). Five men were involved, which included Jung Joong Young, Choi Jong Hoon, and Mr. Kim (Burning Sun). Seungri did not attend but responded to chat conversations about what happened there. The women claim they lost consciousness after being served alcohol by the men. Again, the chatlogs and media shared indicate the women were sexually assaulted and recorded.
  • Seven women have come forward so far to file complaints in regards to being sexually assaulted by members of the Jung Joon Young chatrooms. The ones we know about in detail are listed above.
  • Informant Jeon (guard at Burning Sun):
    • Came forward with information about police being paid off during club inspections long before this whole scandal took off. Drugs were openly used in Burning Sun. He recalled an unconscious woman who his team was supposed to remove from the club, but looked like she had been drugged when he tried to wake her. The leader of Jeon's guard team was instructed to keep police out of the club.
    • Jeon was present when Kim Sang Kyo was assaulted. When Sang Kyo publicly stated he was seeking information about the club, Jeon contacted him, despite being threatened by his team leader.
    • Claimed he never saw sexual crimes himself, but that servers and guards would say he should go watch the CCTV for a (VIP?) room, and he assumed there were sex acts happening. He said it was almost always celebrities or chaebols who booked that room.
  • Another victim of Kim Hak Eui and Yoon Jung Cheon who was present at the Wonju Villa in 2008 came forward. Choi has medical and psychiatric treatment records that may be used to apply charges to the men. Her testimony was provided back in 2013, but she was never called in for further questioning/investigation at the time, further indicating the investigation was not handled responsibly. (The two victims more recently associated with this case are Choi and Lee/A.)

Indirect connections:

  • Seo Hyun Deok (nephew of Choi Soon Shil): VIP guest at Burning Sun. Confirmed first assailant against Kim Sang Kyo. Grabbed him by the hair. Forwarded to prosecution on charges of assault..
  • Kim Hak Eui (Former Vice Justice Minister: (Article linking KHE with multiple sex abuse cases). Arrested. There is not sufficient evidence to charge Kim Hak Eui specifically on sexual assault (he has other charges pending still). Yoon Jung Cheon had a 'mental damage' charge applied for assaulting 'Lee/A' three times and coercing her to be sexually involved with Kim Hak Eui.
  • Yoon Jung Cheon (building contractor):
    • Hosted sex parties at his villa in Wonju, where Kim Hak Eui is suspected to have drugged and raped women (between 2006-2007). With investigations re-opened and widened surrounded Kim, Yoon Jung Cheon was booked for fraud and misappropriating funds while head of a construction firm between November 2017 and May 2018.
    • Was transferred to Seoul Eastern District Prosecutor's Office. Prosecution is determining if they want to seek an arrest warrant for Yoon.
    • Arrested.
    • The Past Affairs Committee called for an investigation of the relationship between Yoon Jung Cheon and high-ranking prosecuters regarding bribery and unfair treatment (ex-Attorney General Han Sang Dae, ex-official Yoon Gap Geun, and ex-assistant prosecutor general Park). There is also the possibility that more videos exist aside from the well-known 'Kim Hak Eui video' taken by Yoon Jung Cheon, which he may have used to habitually blackmail five more victims.
  • SBS reported on Businessman Choi, who is being investigation for real estate fraud/embezzlement and involvement with Kim Hak Eui. Choi's two sons are the 2nd largest stockholders of Choi's company and are suspected of participating in the fraud. One son is the vocalist of JANNABI (a band). Choi claims his sons were never involved in management of the company
  • President Moon Jae In issued emergency orders to thoroughly investigate the scandals that have surfaced: Burning Sun, Jang Ja Yeon (actress who took her own life that was sexually abused, as facilitated by her agency), and Kim Hak Eui (former justice minister who was accused of taking sexual bribes, with at least one woman who did not consent). Their commonalities are in privileged individuals participating in criminal activity and sexual abuse while colluding with people in places of power (ie. police, politicians) to cover up and/or take part in said activities. Jang Ja Yeon's case was nearing the statute of limitations, but there was an official extension of two months to continue the investigation.
  • Shim Min Ji (Madame Shim): Founder and CEO of the luxury fashion brand L’inoui (Koreaboo article all about her connections to powerful figures and suspicious cases of suicide)
  • Madam Lin (Taiwanese investor): Signed investment contract for Burning Sun after meeting Seungri in 2017. Accused of laundering money through the club. (Koreaboo article all about her.) Forwarded to prosecution on charges of money laundering and embezzlement. (190625)
  • Madam Jung (Adult Entertainment Industry Businesswoman (?)):
    • Allegedly instructed through 'CEO Kim' of YGX and Yang Hyun Suk to bring 10 women entertainers to two events with YG Entertainment's foreign investors in July and October 2014. One was a dinner and one was a trip to Europe.
    • Instructed to send photos of 10 women to Yang Hyun Suk's friend. The friend paid her about $170,000 a week before the Europe trip, which may have been supplied by Jho Low. Yang Hyun Suk then personally gave Madam Jung directions on how to distribute the money to the women--half of the total to be divided between the women and the other half going to Madam Jung herself.
    • She decided to reveal this information on MBC's 'Straight' program after her frustration seeing Yang Hyun Suk claim he didn't know why Madam Jung brought the women for the trip when he was the one that gave the order.
    • Madam Jung has been questioned by police six times so far.
  • Hwang Hana:
    • Chaebol of Namyang Dairy Products (is also the ex-fiancée of Park Yoochun(JYJ)).
    • Arrested (190404). Trial will begin 190515.
    • Frequent visitor of Burning Sun. Drug-dealeuser, but has never been punished when caught due to preferential treatment from police (she may have bribed someone she used with, Cho/Jo, to take all the blame).
    • Friends with Choi Jong Hoon, Lee Moon Ho, Seungri, and Madam Lin.
    • May have distributed molka and used videos to threaten others/victims. A relative of Park Yoochun claimed Hana blackmailed him with nude photos of him she had taken while he slept.
    • Was known to host house-parties at high-class villas where wealthy friends would be invited to take drugs and 'play'. There are indications she provided drugs for her family and possibly for two employees in her father's company (or worked with them to attain drugs).
    • Indicted on additional charges of drug use. She was charged with using methamphetamine a total of 10 times, Her first trial will be on June 5th.
    • At her second hearing on June 19th she submitted a 14-page apology letter and admitted to all charges against her regarding use of methamphetamine except for one. She challenged a statement by Park Yoochun that they had used drugs together in March of this year (12th-13th). Hwang Hana claimed Park Yoochun took the drugs by himself. Her next hearing will be held on July 10th.
    • Was sentenced to 2 years probation and a fine of about $1,878 (2.2mil won). She was released from detention and made a public statement of apology, saying she would self-reflect. (190719)
  • Park Yoochun (JYJ, ex-TVXQ):
    • Ex-fiancé of Hwang Hana. While she was being questioned she claimed a celebrity friend coerced her into taking drugs. This friend was speculated to be Park Yoochun.
    • Police conducted a search and seizure of Park Yoochun's home, car, and phone, along with taking a hair sample for testing.
    • He tested positive for methamphetamine (Philopon) and confessed to seven(?) instances of using. Six times with Hwang Hana and once on his own since 2018.
    • His case was forwarded to prosecution on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act (190503).
    • CJeS, Yoochun's agency, terminated his exclusive contract. Yoochun cancelled all schedules and retired from the industry.
    • Park Yoochun's lawyer, Kwon Chang Beom, resigned from work on his case.
    • Officially indicted with detention after admitting to charges of drug use. His first hearing has been scheduled for June 14th.
    • References to Yoochun have mostly been removed from JYJ's social media accounts.
    • At his first hearing, he admitted to all charges of using methamphetamine (Philopon), six times between September and October 2018, and also for purchasing 1.5 grams of the drug three times with Hwang Hana between February and March 2019. Prosecutors asked for Yoochun to serve an 18-month prison sentence and pay a fine of approximately $1,180. His final trial is set for July 2nd.
    • After 68 days of detainment during his trials, Yoochun was sentenced to 2 years of probation. If he is found to be involved with any further criminal activity during that time, he will serve 10 months in prison. He was also sentenced to pay a fine of about $1,200. (190702)
  • B.I (iKON): Dispatch revealed Kakaotalk messages from 2016 where he attempted to purchase marijuana and LSD from Han Seo Hee. Departed from iKON. YG Entertainment terminated his exclusive contract with the company. Suwon District Prosecutor's second deputy director, Lee Soo Kwon, explained that prosecution would not continue investigating B.I. since there was no evidence of criminal activity beyond the Kakaotalk conversation and Han Seo Hee testified that she never gave drugs to B.I.(190618).
  • Han Seo Hee (aka. Informant A): Exchanged Kakaotalk messages with B.I relating to purchasing drugs. She was questioned once, but was too emotional for the questioning to be productive. She testified she did not deliver drugs to B.I. Han Seo Hee also claimed she was coerced into changing her testimony under threat by Yang Hyun Suk. There are suspicions about timing with her August 2016 drug case. Police had requested a drug test on her, but before the results had even been recieved, her case was forwarded to prosecution. However, a source from the prosecution team claimed there were no records of this early transfer to prosecution. Additionally, Dispatch reported Han Seo Hee was encouraged by Yang Hyun Suk to go overseas to the US in December 2016 during the lead up to Big Bang's promotional period. In her opinion this was to prevent any risk to TOP in relation to his marijuana use. She was further told by the company to stay longer in the US, which she believes was timed intentionally to wait until TOP had enlisted in the military. These allegations were all denied by Yang Hyun Suk in an official statement.
  • Kangin departed from Super Junior, apologizing for the problems he had caused in an Instagram announcement. (190710)
  • Kim Hyung Jun (SS501): Accused of sexually assaulting a bar employee in 2010 (the alleged victim came foward when seeing this whole scandal in the news). He denied the allegations.
  • SHAUN (solo artist and member of band The Koxx): Enlisted for his military service. He hasn't been accused of anything, but he was a resident DJ at Burning Sun, so received negative attention for the association.
  • Choi Jung Hoon (JANNABI vocalist and son of Businessman Choi) posted a public letter via Instagram (Soompi's article w/full translation). He stated his father's business failed in 2012 and the singer had been financially independent ever since. He allowed his father to use his name/good credit score to help rebuild the business, but had nothing to do with it otherwise. He also said he knew his father and Kim Hak Eui were friends before he was born, but has no other association. JANNABI's various scheduled appearances are being cancelled following the reports about Choi Jung Hoon's father.
  • A PD for the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night (2D1N) was implicated in a chat where gambling was discussed with Jung Joon Young. Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Joon Ho (members of the 2D1N cast) were also in the chat and are revealed to have gambled while playing golf (gambling is illegal in South Korea). They have both stepped down from all programs they are involved with. 2D1N is now on indefinite hiatus and unavailable for replay. The investigation over the gambling came to an end with no charges filed against either of them (190524).
  • BC Holdings (in Hong Kong) was founded in 2016 by Seungri, Yoo In Suk, and Ryu (head of a consulting firm). It is believed to be a shell corporation. It was apparently operating on $8.8 million of investments, but the initial investment of these men was only about $35. Hong Kong authorities are investigating for tax evasion. The BC Holdings Korean office and Ryu's consulting firm are both located at the Yuri Holdings office.
  • Robert Holley (Lawyer, TV personality): Arrested for possession and use of methamphetamine. Megathread compilation for articles related to him

Further investigations:

  • While investigating Burning Sun, Police seized 58 phones.
  • Commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency held a press conference and revealed the following in relation to the club scandals: 103 people have been booked, 13 people have been arrested/imprisoned. 53 people were booked for drug-related charges (15 booked and 4 arrested for using/distributing drugs at Burning Sun), 9 booked and 1 arrested for distributing GHB.
  • Another Gangnam club (not named) owned by Mr. Kang was found to have allowed minors to enter in December 2017. Broker Bae bribed two police officers, Lieutenant C/Yeom and Sergeant D, to cover it up. All three were booked. Lieutenant C/Yeom admitted to accepting bribes and was arrested. The arrest warrant request for Sergeant D was denied.
  • A program aired on MBC called 'Straight', which dug into some staggeringly evil stuff. A number of Gangnam clubs including Arena and Burning Sun set up officetel rooms for VVIP customers. There are indications of drug use, human trafficking, underage prostitution, rape, torture, illegal filming, and the presence of a professional team to destroy all evidence of what goes on there.
  • 17 women were booked for prostitution or prostitution mediation. It is believed they are all linked to Seungri's parties.
  • In a press conference on April 29th ('19), the SMPA Commissioner stated action had been taken against 23 suspects in relation to drug use, distribution of molka, and sexual assault. 7 people total were booked related to embezzlement at Burning Sun including: Lee and Choi (Jeonwon Enterprise chairman and CEO), Burning Sun's two CEOs, Yoo In Suk (Yuri Holdings), Ahn (Madam Lin's guide), and Seungri. The SMPA stated their next focus for investigation will be police corruption and collusion at Burning Sun and related cases.
  • From earlier reporting, there was a chatroom with 200 members, mostly reporters and directors, who were sharing media from all of these investigations--molka, pornographic material, and private information related to the sexual assault victims. SMPA's cyber crime team launched an investigation into this chatroom and its members, along with three more chatrooms that have similar material being shared.
  • Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office performed a search and seizure on Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) relating to prostitution night club crack-downs. The investigation focuses on a 'Lieutenant Park' who allegedly took bribes in exchange for secret information and possibly running prostitution businesses. This is indirectly related to the Burning Sun c ases, but the raid was performed on the same day the Burning Sun investigations were wrapped up and findings announced. Many found the timing suspicious.
  • Investigations into possible collusion between Burning Sun and the local police (Yeoksam Patrol Division) were concluded. 72 cell phones of the officers, call histories of 706 club staff members, and bank records of 36 higher-ranked staff members were analyzed. It was determined there was not evidence of collusion between the club and police.
  • Regarding Jung Joon Young's old August 2016 sexual assault case, SMPA forwarded 'Lieutenant A' to prosecution for abandonment of duty and falsifying documents as well as accomplice 'Lawyer B' (Jung Joon Young's lawyer) for hiding evidence. Together, they are suspected to have hidden Jung Joon Young's cell phone at the time, claiming it disappeared, keeping the evidence of his molka videos a secret. Lieutenant A also attempted to coerce the digital forensics company to put on record that the cell phone data could not be recovered, which the company refused to do. When the company said the data recovery would take less than 24 hours, Lieutenant A told his superiors it would take 2-3 months. Lawyer B is also suspected of trying to reset Jung Joon Young's phone before handing it over to police in the more recent case, March 2019.
  • SMPA's Intellectual Crime Division stated that Seungri, Yoo In Suk, Madam Lin, and Burning Sun co-CEOs Lee Sung Hyun and Lee Moon Ho are suspected of embezzling more money from the club than previously reported ($451,000). The new total of embezzled funds is reported to be approximately $1.5 million, of which $850,000 was embezzled by Seungri, Yoo In Suk, and Madam Lin. The remaining funds were allegedly embezzled by the co-CEOs. There are no plans to request additional warrants against those involved based on the changed amount of embezzled funds. (190619)

People on the case:

  • Oh Hyuk Jin and Noh Seung Il (Choi Soon Sil case): Political journalist and assistant, reported Burning Sun.
  • Lawyer Bang Jeong Hyun: Received chats from informant. Sent to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (as opposed to the police). Shared them with Kang Kyung Yoon.
  • Kang Kyung Yoon: Reported Kakaotalk chats of Seungri and Jung Joon Young. Received chats from lawyer Bang (as requested by informant). Investigating Seungri since 2015. In communication with molka victims. (Watch her interview where she describes her process with the case)
  • Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA)
  • Metropolitan/Provincial Special Detective Division
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2018.12.02 02:06 ordinaryguy92 Kim Jong Min Top December Variety Star Brand Reputation Rankings

The Korean Business Research Institute has published this month’s brand reputation rankings for variety stars!
The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community awareness indexes of 50 popular entertainers, using big data collected from November 2 to December 1.
Kim Jong Min topped this month’s rankings with a brand reputation index of 1,913,518, marking a 37.20 percent increase in his score since last month.
High-ranking phrases in the star’s keyword analysis included “Hwang Mi Na,” “dating,” and “Shinji,” while his highest-ranking related terms included “love,” “kind,” and “moving.” Kim Jong Min’s positivity-negativity analysis also revealed a score of 73.55 percent positive reactions.
Yoo Jae Suk maintained his position at second place with a brand reputation index of 1,863,289, while comedienne Lee Young Ja followed close behind with a score of 1,716,135.
Check out the top 30 for this month below!
  1. Kim Jong Min
  2. Yoo Jae Suk
  3. Lee Young Ja
  4. Lee Sang Min
  5. Kang Ho Dong
  6. Lee Soo Geun
  7. Park Na Rae
  8. Jun Hyun Moo
  9. Kim Jong Kook
  10. Jang Do Yeon
  11. Cha Tae Hyun
  12. Kim Sook
  13. Shin Dong Yup
  14. Song Eun Yi
  15. Park Myung Soo
  16. Yoo Hee Yeol
  17. Ahn Jung Hwan
  18. Yoon Jong Shin
  19. Lee Kyung Kyu
  20. Yang Se Hyung
  21. Kim Gun Mo
  22. Lee Hyori
  23. Lee Hwi Jae
  24. Lee Kwang Soo
  25. Kim Joon Ho
  26. Super Junior’s Kim Heechul
  27. Seo Jang Hoon
  28. Kim Gura
  29. Yoo Byung Jae
  30. Jo Se Ho
Source: Soompi
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2018.09.08 06:06 SirBuckeye This Week In KPOP - September 8, 2018

Welcome to This Week In KPOP, a collection of everything you may have missed during the past week on /kpop.

September 1 - September 7, 2018

TOP 5 STORIES

# Votes Thread Comments
1 (+2031) BLACKPINK will be featured on a new Dua Lipa song Called “Kiss And Make Up” 222 comments
2 (+1348) BTS Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Love Yourself: Answer' 110 comments
3 (+1095) Information on the foundation created for Jonghyun, “빛이나” (Shiny Foundation) 24 comments
4 (+994) Happy 9th Anniversary to f(x)! 82 comments
5 (+972) BTS' 'IDOL,' Featuring Nicki Minaj, Debuts at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100 104 comments

TOP 5 PERFORMANCES

# Votes Thread Comments
1 (+851) [Dance Practice] BTS - IDOL 83 comments
2 (+489) [Live] Comeback Stage: Sunmi - 사이렌 (Siren) @ Mnet M! Countdown (180906) 32 comments
3 (+431) [Live] Ladies' Code - I'm Fine Thank You (Sign Language Live) 29 comments
4 (+236) [Live] Comeback Stage: Jimin Park - April Fools (0401) @ Mnet M! Countdown (180906) 14 comments
5 (+244) [Dance Cover] Choi Yoojung (Weki Meki) does the #IDOLCHALLENGE (orig. BTS) 8 comments

TOP 5 DISCUSSIONS

# Votes Thread Comments
1 (+163) What's your favorite "Na na na" or "La la la" kpop moment? 177 comments
2 (+138) Who are your favorite Kpop Idols who haven't released music in a long time? 158 comments
3 (+104) Kpop idols who you didn't realize had great/unique singing voices until later on in their careers? 138 comments
4 (+101) Do/will artists ever fully recover from a relationship scandal? 102 comments
5 (+98) Favorite Kpop songs with really cool/good harmonies 61 comments

MUSIC SHOWS

Date Performances Discussion Thread Winner
20180901 Music Core No Broadcast. No Winner.
20180902 Inkigayo Thread --- BTS ---
20180904 The Show Thread (G)I-DLE
20180905 Show Champion Thread --- BTS ---
20180906 M!Countdown Thread (G)I-DLE
20180907 Music Bank Thread --- BTS ---

NEW RELEASES

Day Artist Album Title Type Music Video Streaming
1st Paran You & Me digital single You & Me Spotify
Produce 48 Final mini album various songs
2nd Jeong Jinwoon Koong! Pop! maxi single All I Need Is You Spotify
3rd 100% Sunshine mini album Heart Spotify
BLANC7 Take Off single album Drama
Nam Woohyun Second Write... mini album If only you are fine Spotify
NCT DREAM Go Up mini album Go Up Spotify
Yoon Jong Shin Lean on You Melody Monthly project single Lean on You Spotify
4th GreatGuys Take Off mini album Illusion
Kitten Girls U Me Us debut digital single U Me Us Spotify
Jimin Park jiminxjamie mini album April Fools (0401) Spotify
Nam Taehyun Star debut digital single Star Spotify
Sori (CocoSori) Touch debut digital single Touch (feat. Basick) Spotify
Sunmi Warning mini album Siren
5th V.I (Seungri from BIGBANG) The Great Seungri Japanese full-length album 1, 2, 3! / Where Are You From (feat. WINNER's Mino) Spotify
Team H (Jang Geun Suk & Big Brother) Mature Japanese full-length album Mature / Summer Time Spotify
GWSN The Park in the Night part one debut mini album Puzzle Moon Spotify
HAON TRAVEL : NOAH mini album NOAH (feat. Jay Park, Hoody) Spotify
SNSD-Oh!GG Lil' Touch debut single album Lil' Touch Spotify
THE BOYZ THE SPHERE single album Right Here Spotify
6th Spectrum Dear. My special digital single Dear. My Spotify
Parc Jae Jung 4 years digital single 4 years Spotify
SG Wannabe Let's Meet Up Now digital single Let's Meet Up Now
Yook Sungjae (BTOB) Propose Your BGM project single Propose (prod. by Park Geun Tae)
7th LipBubble Yellow Pink digital single Yellow Pink
The full chart of all releases including OSTs and indie artists can be found here or in the sidebar. The chart is updated regularly and a new one is published every month.

"This Week in KPOP" Archive

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2018.05.17 12:26 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World Finale (Episode 29-32)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
Episode 9-12
Episode 13-16
Episode 17-20
Episode 21-24
Episode 25-28
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2018.05.11 03:50 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episode 25-28)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
Episode 9-12
Episode 13-16
Episode 17-20
Episode 21-24
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2018.05.04 00:46 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episode 21-24)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
Episode 9-12
Episode 13-16
Episode 17-20
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2018.04.26 22:04 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episode 17-20)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
Episode 9-12
Episode 13-16
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2018.04.19 22:27 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episode 13-16)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
Episode 9-12
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2018.04.11 22:21 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episode 9-12)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
Episode 5-8
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2018.04.05 01:18 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episodes 5-8)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
Previous Discussions:
Episodes 1-4
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2018.03.29 04:58 torimatsuko Switch: Change the World (Episodes 1-4)

Profile:
Plot:
A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.
Casting:
Jang Geun Suk - Sa Do Chan/Baek Joon Soo
Han Ye Ri - Oh Ha Ra
Jung Woong In - Geum Tae Woong
Jo Hee Bong - Director Bong
Sources:
AsianWikiMydramalist
Streaming Sites:
Viki
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2011.12.20 10:37 DJ_Byun New to SNSD? This post is for you :D

Browsing around /SNSD I've noticed quite a few posts of people asking for more info on certain SNSD related subjects. Newer fans are probably curious about the shows SNSD have been on (which would explain inside jokes that long time fans would know lol), as well as SNSD's past songs / albums. To help the newer fans, I've compiled a list of required SoShi viewing. Hopefully this helps newer fans who are interested in learning more about SNSD, who necessarily don't know how to go about finding what they want.
Required Viewing:
  • Girls Go to School (2007): A 9 episode documentary of SNSD, covering their time right before and during their debut. It shows the girls moving in together for the first time, as well showing their first live performance on Mnet's School of Rock. See how it all started and see how far these girls have come. WATCH HERE.
  • MTV's Girls' Generation (2007): Another documentary filmed around the same time as GGTS, this one is also 9 episodes long, with each episode focusing on one member at a time (starting with Sooyoung and ending with Taeyeon). Get to know the quirks, personalities and aspirations of each member. WATCH HERE.
Variety Show Appearances:
  • Factory Girl (2008): A show focusing on SNSD as fashion interns for Elle Girl, Korea. They are divided into two groups, and the two groups are then put into fashion competitions (the teams are; Candy Girls, Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Yuri and Yoona - Dream Girls, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Seohyun and Sooyoung). WATCH HERE.
  • Horror Movie Factory (2009): A variety show that focuses on having the girls go through 'scary' moments in order to help them with their acting in various situations. It's a short show, only having 6 episodes and the premise of the show changes about 3 episodes in. It goes from the girls experiencing scary moments while acting out scenarios and ends up as an extended acting lesson for the girls. It's filled with hilarious moments from the girls. WATCH HERE.
  • SNSD's Hello Baby! (2009): A show about SNSD taking on the role of moms as they babysit a baby for months (not entirely sure how long, maybe half a year?). An awesome show filled with laughs and awkward moments (watching 9 girls attempt to change a baby boy's diaper is hilarious). It was supposed to be a show about teaching the girls the roles of motherhood, but it ended up being a show with SNSD playing with a baby and with each other. WATCH HERE.
  • Invincible Youth (Season 1 and 2) (2009 - Present): A variety show which puts idol girls in the middle of rural South Korea and are taught how to live the life of a farmer. They learn how to farm certain vegetables, they learn how to take care of farm animals, they learn how to drive farming machines, and they learn how to cook. Watch as the girls go from 'City Idols' to 'Farming Idols' and their growth as friends. Season 1 had our very own Sunny and Yuri, and also starred fellow idol girls; Narsha from the Brown Eyed Girls, Hara from Kara, Hyuna from 4minute, Hyomin from T-ARA and Sunhwa from Secret. Later on in the show it also had; Victoria from f(x), Juyeon from After School and solo singer Sori. Watch Season 1 HERE (Thanks to kimbrough for the link). Season 2 of Invincible Youth is currently airing, new location (a fishing village) and new members. The new members are ; Sunny and Hyoyeon, Woori from Rainbow, Bora from Sistar, Jiyoung from Kara, Amber from f(x), Suzy from Miss A and Yewon from Jewelry. Watch Season 2 HERE.
  • We Got Married (Season 1 and 2) (2009 - 2011): A variety show which puts random celebrities into fake marriages (yes you read that right lol). They do what any married couple does, they move into a house, they cook together, they go on dates, and they actually take wedding pictures together. Season 1 had our very own 'Kid Leader' Taeyeon, who was paired up with popular comedian Jung Hyungdon. They were nicknamed the 'Pudding and Jelly' couple. Watch the couple HERE. Season 2 had our innocent, sometimes borderline unemotional, maknae Seohyun, who was paired up with the leader and lead vocalist of idol band CN Blue, Jung Yonghwa. They were nicknamed the 'Goguma' couple (for Seohyun's love for sweet potatoes) and the 'YongSeo' couple (Yonghwa + Seohyun). Season 2 is definitely a must watch for fans, Season 1 was very short and had some funny moments, but it wasn't really engaging (the age difference between Taeyeon and Hyungdon really turned off some people, and the fact that he was in actual relationship at the time didn't help at all). The YongSeo couple moments are fantastic, unless you're a huge Seohyun fanboy who gets jealous easily lol. Watch the YongSeo couple HERE.
  • Girls' Generation and the Dangerous Boys (2012): Their newest variety show, it puts the girls as guidance counselors for troubled boys (high school boys). The girls are divided into 5 different groups to guide 5 different boys. The boys themselves will actually be living together as well. Watch the first episode HERE.
  • Numerous Popular Show Appearances (2007 - Present): Part of the girls' ridiculous fame is the amount of shows they have appeared on. Newer fans may have watched awesome clips of SNSD on shows but have no idea where they are from, so I compiled a list of shows that they have appeared on. Shows: Family Outing, Running Man, Strong Heart, Star Golden Bell, Star King, Happy Together, and Star Life Theater. Find these shows on Soshified, the biggest SNSD international fan website on the internet.
Drama Appearances:
  • Unstoppable Marriage (2007): Featuring cameos from Yuri and Sooyoung. MORE HERE.
  • You Are My Destiny (2008): Yoona's first major role, it's also the role that helped her break through in terms of acting (she won an award for best new actress for her role as Jang Saebyuk). It's a daily drama which is a whopping 178 episodes long. If you're a fan of Yoona, it's a must watch. MORE HERE.
  • Cinderella Man (2009): Yoona's second major role, a mini-series which is only 16 episodes long (each episode is about an hour). It didn't do very well ratings wise, but I enjoyed it more than YAMD. WATCH HERE.
  • Fashion King (Currently Airing): Yuri's first major role in a drama, she plays a fashion designer named 'Choi Anna'. Watch Fashion King HERE.
  • Love Rain (Currently Airing): Yoona's third major role (her first in almost 3 years), it's a double role, as she plays two characters in the series (her co-star Jang Geun Suk also plays two roles). Watch Love Rain HERE.
Once again, if you're looking for subs for these shows, join Soshified. They have all of Yoona's drama subbed (that includes the 178 episodes of YAMD).
If I missed anything important, please state them in your comments, I'll make sure to add them in this post. I plan on adding this post as a link on the right side for future subscribers. Also if the links happen to die in the future, I would like to remind everyone that Soshified has ALL these shows subbed on their website, they also have them available for download, so join if you're interested! Hoped this helped :D
EDIT: Looks like this post reached it's max in terms of characters (thanks for awesome posts everyone :D). I'll be continuing the list HERE.
LAST UPDATED: April 2012
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