'I Am a Singer' ignites fever 2011/05/10, Source,
Lena Park sings veteran artist Cho Yong-pil's "I Hope It Would Be That Way Now" on Sunday's edition of "I Am a Singer", a talent competition among professional artists. Park won the round with her interpretation of the song. / Courtesy of MBC
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Lena Park has once again won another episode, Sunday, of "I Am a Singer", an MBC reality show sweeping the nation.
However, winning does not seem to be that important in the show, which has become a festival of musical experimentation and exceptional performances by top singers,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/03/24, Source, Bringing back the old memories of the cobbled pavement near Deoksugung palace, the musical "Gwanghwamun [광화문] Love Song" has begun. It is the last story of Lee Young-hoon, who pas,...More
Spoilers spoiling Korea's top reality shows 2011/03/22, Networks adopting new tactics to combat information leaks from fans on social media
The reality show craze that has dominated Korean television for the past couple of years doesn't show any signs of abating. Triggered by the popularity of competition reality shows like "Superstar K", Korea's take on "American Idol", there are more than six reality shows airing right now with another four slated to hit the airwaves later this year. But they all being threatened by one thing: social media.
Broadcast networks have increasingly been forced to adopt new tactics to prevent spoilers from spreading among smartphone-using Korean viewers, who are eager to get the inside scoop on their favorite reality shows and share it with their friends. These broadcasters fear their shows could eventually face decreased viewership and ratings if the spoilers continue to spoil their shows,...More
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