DF-Wave News Splash #49 – Summer Dramas, Divorce Ceremonies, ‘Pitch Perfect’ BIG BANG, DF Premium, and Spousal Language Tests

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Drama Fever News Splash

The week begins anew –
Take a deep breath with DramaFever News Splash!

At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week!

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10 Lighthearted romantic K-dramas perfect for summertime

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Are hints of spring sunshine making you long for full-fledged summer? Do you want to imagine that you’re eating ice cream on a beach somewhere? To put you into the summer spirit, we have partnered with Spotify to curate the K-pop Summer Jams playlist!

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Sensory Couple: The Expected vs. The Unexpected

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Welcome back fellow drama lovers! We’re already on the third discussion of Sensory Couple and the plot is definitely starting to thicken! Episodes five and six had several twists that make me think we’ve only scratched the surface on this drama.

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Onew may join Song Joong Ki in the KBS series Descendants of the Sun

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SHINee’s leader wants to return to the small screen. The “Everybody” singer is seriously considering the role of a doctor in the upcoming KBS series Descendants of the Sun. It is written to be a junior role alongside A-list actress Song Hye Kyo.

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Foreign spouses must pass a Korean language test to be allowed to enter Korea

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A well-intended law was implemented in South Korea to protect foreign spouses from possible domestic abuse, but it has led to much dissent and protests as over 1,000 foreign spouses, mostly wives, have been denied entry because they can’t pass the Korean language test. An irate husband has even resorted to an angry attack.

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Yun Jung Hoon may head to Hollywood for Marco Polo

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Everyone’s favourite vampire prosecutor may be headed to Hollywood! Yun Jung Hoon is currently in talks for a role on season 2 of the Netflix series Marco Polo.

If he takes the role, it would be Yun Jung Hoon’s second Hollywood production, as he previously had a role in Renny Harlin’s yet-to-be-released movie Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, and Fan Bingbing.

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Roommate officially cancelled after Season 2

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Sad news for fans of the hit Korean variety show Roommate! It has officially been announced that there will not be a third season, and the last episode will air this week.

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Kim Woo Bin, Park Shin Hye, and Lee Min Ho honour the Sewol Ferry victims

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April 16, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of one of the most tragic accidents in modern South Korean history. 304 passengers, mostly high school students, were killed on April 16, 2014 when the Sewol Ferry sank off of the southwest coast of South Korea.

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12 Spectacular Korean celebrity fails

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No one is perfect, including our favourite Korean celebrities! From falling off chairs to super awkward handshakes, these following images and videos prove that these stars are people just like us. Sit back and be ready for a good laugh!

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8 dramas that feature Gangnam Blue’s actor Kim Rae Won

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Gangnam Blues starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won is making its way to DramaFever this weekend. While we know pretty much everything about Min Ho, it’s time to become detectives and look into his film co-star.

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Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” featured in Pitch Perfect 2’s new trailer

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Big Bang continues to show off their impressive star power, this time being featured in the latest trailer for the highly anticipated movie Pitch Perfect 2. The fun begins at the 1:48 mark of the trailer when Big Bang’s song “Fantastic Baby” plays in the background, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere.

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5 Reasons to get DramaFever Premium now

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Have you been considering DramaFever Premium, but you’re still on the fence? Well, with exciting new benefits for Premium members and a new Premium option that gives you fewer ads for as low as $0.99, there has been no better time to make the leap! Here’s why:

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Have you seen a “divorce ceremony” before?

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“Divorce ceremony” is not something new in Asia. There are a couple of agencies in Japan that have specialized in divorce ceremony planning since 2010. Hiroki Terai, one of the planners of divorce ceremonies, stated since divorce rates were climbing, getting a divorce was not something humiliating. The couple would like to host a divorce ceremony in front of their family and friends, smashing their wedding rings and showing their plan to rethink the meaning of marriage and life.

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Miss A’s Fei releases sexy teaser photo for new song “Colors”

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Last week, K-pop girl group miss A members filmed a teaser video for the upcoming song “Colors.” On April 8, 2015, Fei shared on Instagram a behind-the-scenes photo from the teaser. She posed wearing a tube top and shorts and holding a pasta noodle under her nose, making a cute duckface

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How to make sweet Korean pancakes, Hotteok (호떡)

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Would you like a piece of hot, crispy, and chewy fried dough with sizzling brown sugar syrup oozing out? I don’t know about you, but I can’t say “No!” to these sweet Korean pancakes. We call these sinful treats Hotteok (호떡)! It is probably the most popular sweet treat from the street food vendors in Korea. If you are planning to visit to Korea, you shouldn’t miss these pancakes.

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Big Bang releases MADE World Tour trailer and will release one new song every month starting in May!

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All the Big Bang fans out there can rejoice! YG Entertainment has released a new trailer video for Big Bang’s upcoming world tour! They also recently announced that as part of Big Bang’s comeback, the group will be releasing one new song every month from May to September from their new album MADE!

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10 Photos of Lee Min Ho looking suave and stylish on the streets of Paris

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Before meeting up with his girlfriend Suzy in London, Lee Min Ho was hard at work in Paris, where he shot these gorgeous photos for W Korea. He radiates with his natural charm and charisma while sporting a mixture of both casual and formal outfits. Check out these great photos below!

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4 Taiwanese dramas remade into Korean dramas that you don’t want to miss

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How many Taiwanese dramas have you watched? Do you know some of your favorite Korean dramas are actually remakes of those Taiwanese dramas? Do you know there will be more to look forward to?

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Hwajung hits #1 in ratings in its first week

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MBC’s brand new sageuk Hwajung (aka Splendid Politics) premièred this week and was so enthusiastically received by the Korean audiences that it has already raced ahead to take the #1 spot in ratings. With its first episode achieving over a 10.5% rating, it now holds the record for best first episode rating so far this year.

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EXO’s D.O and Jo In Sung remain close after filming It’s Okay That’s Love

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Here’s some good news for It’s Okay, That’s Love fans! In a recent radio interview, EXO’s D.O revealed that he sees Jo In Sung almost as often as he sees his follow EXO members! They grew close on the set of It’s Okay, That’s Love, which aired last summer, and their friendship continues to be strong to this day.

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Sadly, there will be no
JaK’s Top Pick
This week!

There is no Top Pick for this week, but be sure to come back next Monday for our next team recommendation for all you Drama-loving Wave Riders out there!

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That concludes this week’s DF Wave News Splash! 

Come back next Monday, when we will be once again sharing the best DF stories from the last 7 days!

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Published by SurfinHaruru

SurfinHaruru is Sub-Editor, Head Graphic Designer/Coordinator, and Resident Photographer at JaK Wave, and manages the Korean Language section of the site. He loves Asian culture - living with Chinese culture day-to-day, and studying Korean in his spare time. He has a passion for Asian cookery, dramas, and music, and enjoys attending Traditional and Modern cultural events frequently.

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