Kim Shin-hyuk: The Cause of Ultimate Second Lead Syndrome

Krishna Kishen, New Delhi Gather around my fellow K-Drama lovers because today we will be talking about one of the most important terminologies in our drama world. The infamous Second Lead Syndrome. I’m sure most of you have had this disastrous syndrome in your drama-watching lives. But let’s start with the basics first. What’s a…

Nation’s Little Sister: Lee Ji-eun/IU

Anuja Vijayan, Kolkata, West Bengal “She doesn’t adapt to the energy in the room, she influences it.” Or shall I say, “She is just a queen building her empire.” The daring and bright Lee Soon-shin [You are the best!], The quirky and playful Kim Bo-tong [Bel Ami], The diva-like singer Cindy [The Producer], The optimistic…

I-LAND and the Formation of ENHYPEN

Suhasini Singh, Pune, Maharashtra I-LAND was a survival show where 23 trainees from HYBE Corporation were contesting to debut as a group of 7 members. It was held by BE:LIFT Lab which is a collaboration between BigHit and CJ E&M. The show was aired weekly from 26 June to 18 September 2020. There were worldwide…

K-Song Review: Jannabi’s For Lovers Who Hesitate

Shweta, New Delhi ‘For Lovers Who Hesitate’ is one of the 12 songs from the album LEGEND by K-Indie rock band Jannabi. Jannabi is one of the rising bands of the time. Their songs remind their listeners of 60s-80s retro pop. Even to people who won’t understand it at first, the song is like a…

K-Song Review: Rollin’ by Brave Girls

Khushi Sharma, New Delhi Girl crush and summer concepts are the heart of the K-pop music industry! One of the summer songs that will make you smile and dance out of happiness immediately with its beats and freshness is Rollin’ by Brave Girls. The song was released in the year 2017 as a track from their fourth mini album…

K-Drama Review: Shopping King Louie

Chandra Joshi, New Delhi A romantic South Korean comedy series ‘Shopping King Louie’ also known as ‘Shopaholic Louis’ starring Seo In-guk, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun, and Im Se-mi written by Oh Ji-young aired every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 P.M. (KST) on MBC from 21 September to 10 November 2016. Cast Seo In-guk played the…

The Fourth Generation of K-Pop: The Next Level

Chhavi Sharma, Surat, Gujarat: Roughly starting from 2018, the K-pop industry saw the emergence of the fourth generation of K-Pop. Being influenced by their seniors, the fourth generation artists have not disappointed either. Instead, they have left no stone unturned to prove themselves in terms of singing, choreography and concepts. Groups like Ateez, Stray Kids, TXT, Treasure, ENHYPEN, CRAVITY, and The Boyz have already climbed their way up to become one of the top boy groups of this generation. ITZY, Loona, (G)I-DLE, and Everglow are some of the top girl groups dominating this generation along with Aespa and Weeekly.

K-Interview: Song Writer and Music Producer Daniel Kim

Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab: X, The Boyz, SF9, EXO, Loona, Twice, GOT7, and many more. He started his career after graduation in 2012. Working alongside the music publishing company “Melogram” in 2017, he has been giving us one of the best songs in the industry. On behalf of Hallyuism, here’s an excerpt of the interview conducted with him:

K-Pop MVs Screening Glimpses of Nature

Khushi Sharma, New Delhi; Diya Nair, Kochi, Kerala; Khushi Vaid, New Delhi: K-Pop MVS are astoundingly known for their peculiar shooting; capturing every detail as much as possible. They try presenting minute details regarding colour, contrast, lightening, depth and composition. Regardless of the budget, they try to capture every complexity of the scene, resulting in pleasant aesthetics and vibrance. It is said that our emotions are connected to music while at the same time connected to the nature. To celebrate this imperishable bond here are some K-pop songs that celebrate nature of South Korea.

K-Drama Review: Uncontrollably Fond

Shrishti Kalwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra: As the name implies, you can’t stop liking this drama even though it will eventually leave you sobbing and devastated. This drama is a story of two teenagers, Noh Eul and Shin Joon-young, who meet each other in high school and then come across having multiple encounters with each other through the time since they were teenagers till becoming adults; working to fulfil their responsibilities. But every time they meet each other, their fate has a different plan for them. The genre of this drama is centered on romance and melodrama starring Kim Woo-bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju-hwan and Lim Ju-eun, packed in 20 episodes.