[Rerun] Takeshi Kaneshiro’s Not Down With Hollywood’s Typecasting of Asian Actors

This makes me respect the 37-year-old (very) popular Japanese actor even more. I always knew he was smart, but this interview confirms his savvy when considering entering the Hollywood American market. He has no interest in it because he has no interest in being typecast into the same parts or “characters” as he states in the interview below. If you’ve seen any of his movies, you know that all of his characters are strong and masculine. Why should he come to Hollywood and be cast in a desexualized, nerdy or token role?

This echoes one of the previous posts about Rick Yune and why there should be no reason why he can’t be successful in Hollywood.

K-Drama: City Hunter

See I told all you City Hunter fans out there that I’d give this drama another go! I’m so glad I did because it was soooo good. For those of you who were like me falling off the first episode after 20 minutes; seriously keep watching! It really becomes addicting. Each episode has crazy cliff hangers that will keep you up till like 5am totally ignoring the fact you have to get up in a few hours and get ready for work/school (trust me I did it).

So alright here’s the run down. Back in the 80s, 20 S. Korean soldiers were murdered after they completed a secret mission. However 1 of the men survived and vowed to take revenge on the men who ordered the kill. That man who survived, Lee Jin Pyo kidnaps the new-born child of his friend who was one of the 20 killed and runs off to Thailand. Lee Min Ho plays that child who grows up training and preparing to help Lee Jin Pyo with his revenge plan. Let me just say if you loved Goo Joon Pyo you’re going to love Lee Min Ho’s character Lee Yoon Sung. He’s basically the same except he doesn’t have major anger management issues and has a better hair style. Also just like in BOF he has a crazy parent. His father Lee Jin Pyo is totally insane, out of his mind, off the wall CRAZY. I believe if Goo Joons Pyos mom got together with Lee Jin Pyo and had a baby they would create the Devil.

I loved how this drama had a little bit of everything in it. Lots of action scenes and blood so its great if you have a guy you wanna share a drama with. Great eye candy moments such as a repeat BOF shower scene with Lee Min Ho staring at himself in a mirror while water just streamed down his body! The prosecutor played by Lee Joon Hyuk sitting in just a towel in the sauna while his hot body glistened of sweat! Then of course there’s a bit of comedy, a complicated love story between Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young who just happens to be his real life girlfriend ^_^

However I gave this drama only 3 out of 5 Soju Bottles based on the fact something happened in the drama that I just did not care for what so ever. Totally uncalled for and really didn’t add to or take away from the storyline. Also I usually don’t mind drama endings but this one was just weird. I’d like to think I’m a fairly intelligent person and this ending just left me confused and asking myself “okayyy what was that all about?” Maybe a part 2 is in the works? Either way City Hunter is a must see!

Cast List

Lee Min Ho: Lee Yoon Sung

Park Min Young: Kim Na Na

Lee Joon Hyuk: Kim Young Joo

Kim Sang Joong: Lee Jin Pyo

Goo Hara: Choi Da Hye

Chun Ho Jin: Choi Eung Chan

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio:Wonder Girls ‘Nobody’)

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[M/V] Kim Hyun Joong – Marry Me

O.M.G! Obviously KPOP is on a mission to give me heart failure this season with all the overly cute heart warming singles being released. I seriously have fallen in love with Kim Hyun Joongs new single ‘Marry Me/You’ and I’ve only heard it once! His voice is sooo sweet and he’s not even in the MV! Just sand drawings and fan pics. I guess that gives me a great excuse to toss in a photo gallery..ok sure! Enjoy the song ^_^

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Kim Bum: Not the Best Look

First of all shout out to Couture Kitty a Twitter follower and BWLB reader who brought this craziness to my attention.

Now I’m a little annoyed with this because did I not post “Kim Bum: The Dandy Boy” and rave about his clean-cut sexy image?! What is this new weird look all about?!! I get he wanted to totally immerse himself in his role in the upcoming drama ‘Padam Padam’ which is airing December 5th for all you K-Drama fiends out there; but losing 25lbs and rocking a throwback 80s suit and semi jeri curl is a bit much don’t you think?

Now he’s still a hottie and the weight loss did give him a more defined jaw and what not but I’m just not feeling this new look. This is soooo poll worthy so lets take one!

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio: BOF OST ‘Lucky’)

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TVXQ: Gentlemen Calling

How good did these pictures of Changmin and Yunho come out?! The photos were taken for a booklet that’s accompanying their holiday single ‘Winter Rose’ in Japan and I think they came out amazing. Both Changmin and Yunho look uber chic and sexy; It’s a real good look right!? Plus peep the extra spot between them in the backseat…I just wanna to slide right in there and rest my head on Yunho’s shoulder ^_^

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BKM Hotties of the Week 11-19-11

From left to right: ZE:A’s Kim Dong Jun, Big Bang’s G-Dragon, So Ji Sub, Won Bin, DBSK’s Yunho, 2PM’s Taecyeon

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Kim Jeong Hoon: This Oppa is a Prince!

Ok not a real Prince but he looks like one, I’d call him one and he played one! You all know him as Prince Yul from ‘Goong Princess Hours’. Now I didn’t say it in the initial Goong K-Drama post because I was slackin; but Goong was actually made back in 2006 so its been a few years. Wellll maybe you didnt see Goong and you’re still like ” uh ok KrisE great but who is hee and why should I giving a flying (fill in the blank)??”

Well for one thing he’s hot. The more I look at him the more he makes me grin because he’s just so handsome and hot and super cute ya know what I mean??? Granted I chose Prince Shin over Prince Yul but that doesn’t mean I still wouldn’t mess around with Yul..2 is always better than 1; if there’s nothing you learn from me and my posts at least keep that in mind. Alright Kim Jeong Hoon is an Idol; from 2000-2005 he was apart of a really popular duo called “UN”. After they disbanded that’s when he turned to acting, hence his role in Goong and many others after that. He just finished his military service in January and his latest drama is called ‘I Need Romance’. His latest single is entitled ‘Present’.

A couple of yummy stats: He’s 5″10 and a half , 31 years old and can still pass for like 22. Also he’s matured lookwise, his facial features and jaw are more defined which is an A+ in my Guy Guide! To top it all off, hes one smart oppa with an I.Q of 146 supposedly 4 points below Einstein’s rank!

K-Kisses! KrisE

(Personal KPOP Radio:Jaejoong ‘I’ll Protect You’ Protect the Boss ost)

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