It is a common trope throughout storytelling: the ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan. American movies in the 80s certainly used this approach a lot, geeky guy takes off his glasses and gets some new clothes and suddenly…hot, hot, hot. Overlooked girl gets her hair cut and styled and tosses her glasses (note the glasses theme here) and suddenly…instant popularity. My ID is Gangnam Beauty takes this idea, but instead of a simple makeover, a young girl completely transforms herself through plastic surgery. Reality creeps in, however, when it becomes clear that surgery cannot immediately transform a timid personality or erase the years of pain experienced. In fact, even beautiful people can get bullied. Read on to discover our first impressions and unfiltered thoughts about My ID is Gangnam Beauty. Continue reading
The Fangirls have been fans of BTS for quite a while–even the Maknae! Come join us as we talk about our favorite songs from Love Yourself: Tear, all-time favorite BTS songs (so far!!), and how we entered the ahjumma contingent of ARMY.
You did everything you were told to do by the K-pop concert gurus. You upgraded to the blazing fast WiFi package. You set up multiple devices with multiple tabs open on each, except for that one site that will kick you off if you have more than one tab open. You registered on the sites ahead of time. You even found a credit card with enough room on it for those coveted P1 tickets! Finally, you gathered all of your friends and logged into the ticket sites at least an hour in advance. Continue reading
It is that time again when the weather warms up and the windows of our cars begin to roll down. And what better way to celebrate the change in season than with a cruizin’ summer Kpop Soundtrack? So come join The Fangirls as they share their picks for which songs you should be blasting. Continue reading
The reason I love music is for the emotions it can help me express. In my journey into all things Korean, I have found love songs that just stand out–they touch my heart, saying what I want to say more beautifully than I ever could. For Valentine’s Day, I’ve gathered some of the fangirls to share our favorite kpop love songs.
Are you watching The Unit? I have mixed feelings about survival music programs. I love the performances and I love discovering new voices, but I hate the idea of crushing youthful hopes and dreams. I am choosing to overlook the dream crushing part, though, and I am just going to focus on some of the amazing talent that is being showcased! Let me introduce you to: BIGFLO! Continue reading
Credit to @gehenna1986 (permission granted on Twitter) for this gorgeous piece of art.
This has been a rough week, y’all. Just . . . rough.
We are going to switch things up a bit and look at the other half of the Korean entertainment world…..namely KPOP. So join The Fangirls as we share our favorite MV’s from 2017. Continue reading
I love kpop in all its colorful, technological glory. The intense beats, the pretty idols, the video concepts — they speak to my fangirl heart.
On the other hand, I was a teenager in the 1990s, which means that sometimes I long for a good guitar solo or something a little less manufactured. So when I found some Korean rock bands, I was so, SO happy!
Music and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve lived in many parts of America and therefore have had the experience of the people around me liking many different types of music. From growing up with artists like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton on the station wagon radio or my current location where the grunge of the 90’s was born. I’m also married to a musician (who does NOT listen to pop music) and live in a house full of very opinionated little music lovers. So my journey to becoming a Kpop lover was a slow one. Come join me as I discuss my first official bias and how I found his group.