Just Bananas About: Week of 5/1/17

With the start of May, it’s also the start of family month in Korea.  With holidays such as Children’s Day (5/5) and Parent’s Day (5/8), May seems to be that time of year when families spend more quality time together.  However on Ugly Duckling, that may not be the case for these man-children.  Yoo Hee Yeol joins Shin Dong Yup and Seo Jang Hoon as the guest MC on the most recent episode.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/6/16

The challenging thing about doing a show like Sugar Man is finding the artists and bringing them onto the show.  There have been a number of groups that fans have been interested in seeing but for one reason or another, they haven’t made an appearance yet.  Last week, the show changed up its typical format.  Instead of remaking old songs, they brought not 2 but 4 groups on the show and had idol members fill in for the original members of the group that could not be there.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 12/8/14

I don’t know what it is about the end of the year and the holidays that makes us reflect but the latest releases by Toy (aka Yoo Hee Yeol) and Shin Hye Sung seem to do just that.  These guys have been in the business a long time but haven’t released their own solo albums in some time due to being busy with other projects.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/8/14

Youth Over Flowers totally sneaked up on me. The show premiered last week and I think when I first saw the promos for this show I was in the undecided camp. Sure, it funny in the way that we’ve come to expect for the “Flowers” series but while I enjoyed the last season of Grandpas Over Flowers, it didn’t have that same zing as the Grandpas’ first season.

Will Youth Over Flowers live up to the hype? Yes, yes, it does. Oh, how conniving you are Na PD and it makes me love you all the more.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/8/13

I’ve had old school K-Pop on my mind lately, if you couldn’t tell.  Probably because of Answer Me1994.  However, even new songs today have been looking at their era for inspiration.

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