This past week’s K-Pop teasing and subsequent comebacks have me in a fine sort of fangirl fit. Between GOT7’s comeback (Oh! Don’t even get me started!) and Monsta X’s week-long barrage of photos and CNBLUE’s sudden jump back into the comeback arena, I can barely breathe!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that CNBLUE is finally making a comeback. It’s been ages since these guys last released anything and though I understand why it had to be that way, I still can’t help but be excited, now that they’re finally coming back. These guys were my first true K-Pop love. If it hadn’t been for Yonghwa’s character in You’re Beautiful, I might have never fallen into this Hallyu Wonderland so, naturally, anytime these guys do anything, I end up being so excited I can barely breathe. Of course these teaser photos aren’t helping with that whole breathing thing…
Nope! Not at all! And the little video teasers that have recently been released, are only making things worse…
Just this little snippet sounds so good! I can’t wait to hear the rest! (I’m weeping, I tell you. Weeping!)
Lucky for me (and all the other BOICE out there), this teasing isn’t going to last too long. CNBLUE plans to drop their 7th mini album, 7ºCN, on March 20 and yes, I am counting down the days!
My only problem with CNBLUE’s comeback schedule is that 7ºCN drops the day before Monsta X’s The Clan 2.5 and well, that’s just a whole lot of excited fangirl emotions to deal with at once! I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to survive two comebacks in a row. I think my heart might explode from all the happy! But maybe I’m not meant to survive them. After all, with teaser photos like these, are any of us really meant to survive?
Someone please tell Shownu to go away! Please! Ugh! I knew these photos were going to invoke all the squealing but honestly, I had no idea it would be this bad. I feel like I’m caught somewhere between a swoon, a sigh, a squeal, a squawk and a dead faint. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or dance or jump or just fall over. Ugh! Sometimes being a fangirl is so difficult! Even so, I love this life and I can’t wait for “Beautiful” to drop on March 21.
All this squealing over Monsta X has reminded me that Mad Clown has a new track dropping soon. The title itself, “Love Is A Dog From Hell,” would be enough to make me love this track but the teaser makes me think there will be more to this track to love than just its title. This collaboration with Suran (수란) is set to drop March 16 and yes, I’m doing my happy dance!
On the drama side of things, the new trailer for SBS’ upcoming drama, Whisper (귓속말), looks pretty intense!
I’m not sure how I feel about a drama full of legal corruption and moral ambiguity. I’m still rather infuriated by all the corruption I had to endure while watching Missing 9, so whether or not I take on another drama full of corruption has yet to be decided. Whisper doesn’t start airing until March 27, so I guess I have time to calm my rage before then but really, I just don’t know if I’m cut out to watch these sorts of dramas. I always spend an inordinate amount of time yelling at the TV while plotting every characters demise.
Equally intense are these teaser posters for KBS2’s upcoming drama, Mystery Queen (추리의 여왕).
I’m not sure how a housewife who likes mystery novels and a detective get together to solve crimes but I guess if it works, that’s really all that matters. This drama doesn’t start airing until April 5th so we have some time before the trailers start rolling out. Until then, I’m just gonna sit here and admire these posters. They’re so Dick Tracy. I love them!
JTBC’s upcoming drama, Man to Man (맨투맨), has also released some pretty amazing teaser posters and a pretty great trailer as well.
Even though the trailer doesn’t really tell you anything about the drama, it’s so James Bond, I can’t help but love it! Out of all the upcoming dramas, I think this one is the one I’m most interested in, mostly because I can’t wait to see what sort of nonsense Kim Sul Woo (Park Hye Jin, 박해진) gets himself into after hiring Yeo Woon Gwang (Park Seong Woong, 박성웅) as his bodyguard. I really hope this drama lives up to my expectations but since it doesn’t start airing until April 21 I’m going to try to keep my excitement to a minimum. At least for now. There’s nothing worse than building up excitement over a drama that ends up failing you miserably. #LessonsLearnedTheHardWay
Along the lines of lessons learned the hard day, the last in my drama teasing for this week comes in the form of the promo posters for tvN’s upcoming drama, The Liar and His Lover (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해). I have to admit, as much as I love Lee Hyun Woo (이현우), I’m afraid to put too much excitement into this drama. The expectations that come with an adaptation of a beloved story are usually so high, it’s hard for the remake to live up to them. Unless, of course, you’ve never seen the original; in which case, you’re kinda lucky since you can go into a drama without any preconceived notions or prejudices. Lucky! The original I’m referring to in this case would be the Japanese film, The Liar and His Lover (カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてる), which was based on the manga by Kotomi Aoki. So many ideals and standards were set with that film, I have to wonder how this drama is going to successfully follow in such mighty footsteps. Will I be giving this drama a try? I honestly don’t know. Comparisons aside, I’m still a bit scarred from watching Lee Hyung Woo in Moorim School. I’m not really sure I can take on another drama just for the sake of a pretty face. I’m sure I’ll probably give this one a try but whether I stick with it remains to be seen.
I’m sure there are more teasers I could be squealing over but HOLY CATS! I feel like I’ve written a freaking novel today so I’m gonna wrap things up here. It’s very obvious I have a lot I’m excited about at the moment, the question is, which comebacks and/or upcoming dramas are you most looking forward to? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know in the comments below!