MONSTA X Releases New Album ‘We Are Here’

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We are huge fans of Monsta X and are so pumped that they have released their new album We Are Here.

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The album contains 10 songs

  • We are here
  • Alligator
  • Ghost
  • Play it cool
  • No Reason
  • Give me Dat
  • Turbulence
  • Rodeo
  • Stealer
  • Party Time

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The new album is a response to their previous 2018 album, Are you There? which included

  • Are you there?
  • Underwater
  • Shoot Out
  • Heart Attack
  • I do Love U
  • Mohae
  • Oh My!
  • Myself
  • By My Side
  • Spotlight

The new album’s Alligator is featured with its own music which shows MONSTA X in all their gory, fire, water- everything you want to see.

Ahhhh- I am so in love with this song

This album is darker and sexier than their previous album- they certainly pull out all the stops and #bringit to the table.

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We’ve found our new playlist that will be repeating constantly.

Everyone seems to be going crazy over rodeo, stealer and play it cool– we are curious to see which will make it to the top- they are all so good!

I just can’t stop listening to party time right now #mood. Loving the juxtaposition that one of the chillest songs in the album is called “party time”.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BOYS WE LOVE YOU

Also- I know I’m not the only one when I ask- PLEASE COME TO NORTH AMERICA ❤

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Which is your favorite song in the new album?

Who is  your favorite MONSTA X member?

 

Drama Drop: Romance is a Bonus Book 로맨스는 별책부록

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Title: Romance is a Bonus Book, 로맨스는 별책부록

Language: Korean

Episodes: 16

Release Date: January 16- March 17 2019

Starring: Lee Na-Young, Lee Jong-Suk, Jung Eugene, Wi Ha-Joon

If you love Kdrama, and you love books, than this is the PERFECT show for you!

Netflix is releasing new episodes of Romance is a Bonus Book, every Saturday and Sunday in Canada and its got us on our toes!

See the Trailer below:

The Drama revolves around Kang Dan-Yi (Lee Na-Young), and her “little brother” Cha Eun-Ho (Lee Jong-Suk).

Dan-Yi is a recent divorcee and is desperate to find work in order to support her daughter. She eventually finds work at her best friend/ honorary “little brother”‘s publishing company.

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Cha Eun-Ho, an English professor, genius writer and chief editor at a publishing company is helplessly in love with Dan-Yi and fights to find his way out of the friend-zone.

Things become complicated when the charming Ji Seo-Joon (Wi Ha-Joon) begins to show interest in Kang Dan-Yi, filling Cha Eun-Ho with jealousy.

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While I’m sure Eun-Ho will win Dan-Yi’s heart in the end, I can’t help but love Seo-Joon’s character. I can’ decide who suits Eun-Ho better!

Who do you want to see as a couple?

Can’t wait to see how this drama plays out!

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On Publishing:

As a bookworm, I absolutely love the publishing atmosphere and how important literature is to the characters within the drama.

While i’m usually not one to cry during dramas, my heart was torn to pieces when the publishing company takes its new employees to view the shredding process.

Their goal to have their books make a difference in the lives of their readers is beautiful.

 

 

Drama Drop: The K2 Review 더 케이투

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Title: The K2 더 케이투

Language: Korean

Episodes: 16

Release Date: September 23-November 12 2016

Starring: Ji Chang-Wook, Yoona, Song Yoon-A

If you are a Kdrama skeptic, or new to the genre, we highly recommend this drama. The show leans away from the cutesy romance and focuses heavily on its political plot and is filled with action scenes.

Watch our video for a quick version of our Reaction and Review

Synopsis

The plot follows the story of a former soldier (Kim Je-Ha) who is dishonorably discharged from the military. Wanted for committing a military crime, he is constantly in hiding and on the run, until he is caught at the wrong place and the wrong time and becomes a witness that needs to be eliminated. Je-Ha becomes involved with powerful political candidates for whom he becomes a bodyguard. Things become complicated when Je-Ha learns he is the body guard of the presidential candidate’s love child. He becomes conflicted when he struggles to understand whether he is safeguarding or holding the young woman hostage, especially after falling in love with her.

The Trailer

The Plot

I found the plot a little to politically heavy. Without an understanding of Korean government structure, it was difficult to follow what was going on and why certain developments were a big deal.

The politics got boring when the candidates continued to play a back and forth game, each trying to damaged their rival’s public appearance. While it made sense, it just got repetitive after a while.

However, I enjoyed the suspense and mystery aspect (though it was not as compelling as other dramas) as it kept you guessing.

The drama was full of action shots featuring Ji Chang Wook that was full of fantastic stunts. It was nice to see some fights that did not look pathetic (such as the PATHETIC fight between the boys at the amusement park in Accidentally in Love)

The Characters

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Kim Je-Ha: Great character development. We get a backstory early on in the drama which helps the viewer to get a good sense of his head space. Je-Ha is badass but cute, serious but funny, fighter but gentle, is suffering from PTSD.

Everything he does makes sense. His character is complex and interesting and while he embodies many contradictions- they all make sense. We know where he’s coming from, and we love him.

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Ko An-Na: Is not a believable character. She is incredibly weak and feeble, except in some rare moments where she shows courage and resourcefulness- but this is rare and only lasts a few minutes. Her character was not well thought through, not consistent and not really well acted. She didn’t deserve Je-Ha though we can see why he fell for her.

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Choi Yoo-Jin: Is absolutely psychotic. Her character is overacted- her fits are overplayed and ridiculous. Just when the viewer starts to/ wants to respect her, she falls into her psycho personality (like she is schizophrenic or something) one can’t take her seriously. We liked her strong personality that although ruthless and selfish showed a strong woman. Taking this into consideration, we were extremely disappointed that she didn’t actually persue the one thing she wanted- Je-Ha – even though it would have complicated the plot and morally been wrong, she should have expressed her desires.

Overall

I enjoyed the show, and it was really refreshing to get away from the cutesy, cliche packed, over sweet dramas.

I have to compare this drama to Healer, since they are in the same genre and have the same leading actor (Ji Chang-Wook).

While I strongly prefer the character of Je-Ha to that of Healer’s, I found the plot and supporting cast more compelling in Healer.

This Drama makes it to my top 5, but is a FAR cry from top 3 due to its weak characters and plot.

What do you think of The K2?

Do you disagree with our review?

What is your favorite Kdrama with Ji Chang-Wook?

let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!