Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/29/16

Rookie girl group, TWICE, has been making waves on the music charts with their latest title song, “CHEER UP”.  They are a group that was formed under JYP through the variety music competition, Sixteen.  It’s the first girl group that has come out of the company since Miss A debuted in 2010.  They are a 9 member group made of Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese members.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/25/16

After deciding to give Fantastic Duo a try this weekend, I wasn’t prepared for my reaction to it.  Particularly one contestant who goes by the stagename, Fish Cake Girl (aka Kim Da Mi).  As I missed out on watching the pilot back in February, I missed out on this girl’s fantastic duet with Kim Bum Soo.  And what’s even more, she’s hilarious in front of the camera.  Think I got a girl crush.  Heh heh.

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Late Spring TV Report (2016)


It’s been so long since I last did one of these that I don’t know if I remember how to do one.  I don’t think I did one once last year but I’m going to try to better about getting these out.  It’s nice to be able to talk about shows that are currently running.  There are times when I start off loving a show only to be disappointed at the end.  Also, there are those American shows that I don’t have the time to do full reviews or shows that I’ve given up midway that it’s a nice way to recap some thoughts on those shows.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/22/16

Happy Friday!  Happy Earth Day!  This week’s playlist I’m featuring one-sided love songs.  I think what’s sweet about these songs is that they are admiring someone they love from afar.  And yet, there’s no urgency to make that person come around.  Instead, they are just okay with being next to them.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/18/16

It’s been a long time since a show made me laugh so hard.  There has been a lot of hype around Conan O’Brien’s trip to Korea.  However, I wasn’t prepared for how hilarious it would actually be.

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[Review] Veteran – 베테랑


Detective Seo Do Chul (Hwang Jung Min) is an enforcer that never follows the rules but he is tough and merciless when it comes to catching criminals.  While investigating an international auto theft ring, Do Chul encounters Jo Tae Oh (Yoo Ah In), an arrogant, young millionaire who uses his elite status to do as he pleases.

Do Chul is convinced that Tae Oh is a drug addict but immediately the higher ups stop him from investigating Tae Oh any further.  When a truck driver who helped Do Chul on his auto theft case seeks out his overdue wages from Tae Oh’s company, he is beaten and humiliated just for Tae Oh’s amusement.  Feeling responsible for what happened to the guy, he decides to take Tae Oh down.

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[Review] Neighborhood Hero – 동네의 영웅


After losing everything during his last mission in Macau, former spy Baek Shi Yoon (Park Shi Hoo) decides to takeover a neighborhood bar after being released from prison.  He runs the bar in order to get close to the regulars.

Detective Im Tae Ho (Jo Sung Ha) moonlights as a spy in order to pay the bills and recruits Choi Chan Kyu (Lee Soo Hyuk), who aspires to join the police force.  Together, they all work to help locals against corrupt forces.

Eluphant – 외줄타기 (feat. DJ Juice) (Tightrope Walking (feat. DJ Juice))

이루펀트(Eluphant) – 외줄타기 (feat. DJ Juice)

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