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4 Fan Fiction Tropes Found in K-Dramas

4 Fan Fiction Tropes Found in K-Dramas

K Dramas and fan fiction share a lot of common ground. Both are filled with inexplicable plot twists and couples coming together against all odds. Both often act as a form of wish fulfillment and fantasy for the audience. And both skew towards the same young & female demographic. So…

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Korean Music Interview: HarryBigButton

Korean Music Interview: HarryBigButton

So many magical groups outside of the realm of K-Pop have begun their life in the spotlight with a little help from the show Top Band. This latest band that we had the pleasure of interviewing is no different. HarryBigButton are one for the heavy rock lovers out there…

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12 new music video releases you may have missed (10/11/14-16/11/14)

12 new music video releases you may have missed (10/11/14-16/11/14)

We’re back again with all the underrated new releases from the past week!

The were a few big releases this week – AOA’s new single was finally released, Lee Hi and Lee Suhyun dropped their collaboration and Kyuhyun released solo single At Gwanghwanmun. Aside from that there were also…

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BH Playlist: Acoustically Hallyu

BH Playlist: Acoustically Hallyu

Sometimes you might have had a rough week and want nothing more then some soft music and a hot bubble bath. You go through your playlists and realize that BAP’s Badman may not be the relaxing song you are looking for. Never fear because BH has you covered. The…

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Zico's Tough Cookie, cultural differences and the internet outrage machine

Zico's Tough Cookie, cultural differences and the internet outrage machine

When Zico released the music video for Tough Cookie and the end of last week, there was a huge reaction from the international fan community when they noticed that the song contained the word “faggot”, widely considered to be a homophobic slur in much of the English-speaking world.

Predictably…

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Presenting our new logo to celebrate our second birthday!

Presenting our new logo to celebrate our second birthday!

Today is our birthday and to celebrate the occasion we thought it was about time we redesigned our logo. We’ve never been entirely happy with it and we thought today seemed like the perfect time to launch a new one.

Thank you to everyone who has read, supported, written…

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12 new music video releases you may have missed (03/11/14-09/11/14)

12 new music video releases you may have missed (03/11/14-09/11/14)

It was a bit of a slow week in terms of big new releases this week. There was Zico’s controversial Tough Cookie, of course,  and Urban Zakapa’s new album plus Hello Venus came back with a new look and sound (thanks to a Brave Brothers intervention) but aside…

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Come and write about Korean entertainment with Beyond Hallyu!

Come and write about Korean entertainment with Beyond Hallyu!

Here at Beyond Hallyu we’re not scared of a controversial opinion. Look how shocked Yoona is. Just look at her.
Do you know far more than is healthy about K-pop, Korean film, drama or variety shows? Always boring your friends by over-analysing your favourite music videos? Want…

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SM's shady dealings: Author confirms they forced JYJ out of new K-pop book Read More