DF-Wave News Splash #50 – EXO’s Comeback, AoT Live Movie, Tteok Galbi, Korean Drama Vocab, and Asian Parents Imitate Kids!

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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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9 Reasons you should spend this week re-watching My Love From Another Star

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Last time, I brought you 11 Reasons you should re-watch Coffee Prince. This time, we’re revisiting a more recent popular drama — My Love From Another Star!

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IU transforms into an ice princess in new stills from Producer

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With IU’s cheerful and innocent persona, she has long been the sweetheart of Korea, but with her new role as a jaded pop star in Producer, now’s her chance to show a whole new side. If you doubted that IU was capable of playing the mean girl, these stills will change your mind.

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Versus: Amnesia as a Plot Device

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K drama fans all like to bemoan the use of amnesia as a plot point. Like the ubiquitous car accident, fans often complain that amnesia is a purposeless fabrication used to pad out a drama that might better be a little more tightly drawn. Today in Versus Wendilynn and Taleena argue: Does amnesia have a good place in K Dramas? Loaded with spoilers – be warned!

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K-TREND: Extreme K-pop Diets, EXO’s Comeback & The Crew Reacts to Lee Min Ho in Gangnam Blues!

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This week in K-Trend: Idols are starving themselves to look good, EXO’s comeback video goes nuts on YouTube, the crew reacts to Lee Min Ho’s epic fight scene in Gangnam Blues, and finally, a special interview with Grace, the host of Kim Woo Bin’s first-ever live hangout!

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WATCH: T.O.P lounges seductively for Esquire Korea

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Big Bang’s T.O.P is at it again, this time looking incredibly sexy in this behind-the-scenes video from his recent Esquire Korea photo shoot. The video’s classical music and artistic style coupled with T.O.P’s fantastic looks are sure to delight any of his fans!

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WATCH: My Melody completes 10 cute challenges at Sanrio Puroland

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Sanrio Puroland, the Japanese theme park that is home to Sanrio’s most popular characters, including Hello Kitty, has been holding a series of fun challenges. People challenge My Melody, Sanrio’s famous bunny, to do bizarre things, and then the videos are posted online. Here are 10 clips of My Melody meeting her challenges:

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How to make easy Korean beef patties, Tteok-galbi (떡갈비)

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If you like Korean style beef, you will like this one as well. This lip smacking delicious beef dish is called Tteok-galbi (떡갈비).

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13 Korean words we know just from watching K-dramas

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Do you ever find yourself understanding a couple of words here and there while watching dramas? Here we have 13 frequently used words and phrases on Korean TV shows. Scroll to see how many you know!

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5 Korean Words Every K-drama Fan Should Know: Learn how to use words like Oppa and Unnie!

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As regular K-drama watchers, we’ve all heard the words “oppa” and “unnie.” But what do they really mean, and more importantly, how do we use them? In this video, Billy from from GO! Billy helps you learn five common and useful words that every K-drama fan should know.

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EXO’s Baekhyun and Chanyeol practice being the twins’ daddies on The Return of Superman

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It’s no secret that EXO’s Chanyeol is a fan of the twins on the variety show The Return of Superman, as two months ago he posted a video with the message, “Seo Eon, Seo Jun. What should I do with you guys? I [want] to have kids like them later” to his Instagram account. Well, now he and fellow EXO member Baekhyun will have the chance to play dad for the day when they guest star on an upcoming episode of Return of Superman.

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Lee Min Ho opens Instagram account for the first time

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One of the bad habits I have is that I often stay up at night when it’s quiet and my mind is more clear for writing. But, late last night I discovered an unexpected benefit: I was awake when Hallyu superstar Lee Min Ho opened his Instagram account for the first time. I can prove it because I took screenshots. It was so exciting, even though he only loaded one photo at that time. To a Minoz fan, it was sheer serendipity!

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5 Things you need to know about the new live-action Attack on Titan movie

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I was stoked beyond belief when an upcoming live-action Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin) movie, based on the manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, was announced last year. The television anime adaptation shown here in the U.S. already has me completely hooked!

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Celebrity siblings Sandara Park and Thunder wow in trendy W Korea photo shoot

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Contemporary French brand The Kooples and fashion magazine W Korea joined forces to bring the best sibling fashion spread of 2015! 2NE1’s Sandara Park and her brother, former MBLAQ member Thunder (Park Sang Hyun), wore eye-catching animal prints and plenty of edgy black pieces for their latest pictorial. The hot stars blended British punk and French fashion perfectly in the artistic images for the May issue of W Korea.

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WATCH: Asian parents imitating their adult children

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Our friends at Buzzfeed have another funny Asian-themed video for us. Eugene, Ashley, and Kane bring their moms to the studio, and they pretend to be each other with a funny and loving result. These are awesome moms.

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Fans go wild for Baekhyun’s first OST “Beautiful” for EXO Lives Next Door

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The Naver web series featuring mega K-pop boy band EXO, EXO Lives Next Door, is currently being released all across Asia, where the first two episodes racked up a record-breaking 5 million views in just 12 hours.

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WATCH: Teens react to EXO’s “Call Me Baby”

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Have you ever wondered what happens a teenager watches his or her first K-pop video? Well now’s your chance to find out! TheFineBros have released a new reaction video, this time with American teens reacting to EXO’s latest music video for “Call Me Baby.” From awe to confusion, these teens have a wide range of reactions to this immensely popular K-pop group.

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The 6 most adorable K-drama kids

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Little kids are always cute. The uber-popular variety show The Return of Superman is basically an ode to how fantastically adorable little kids are! And there are plenty of other dramas that feature young characters that bring a bit of youth and lightness to your favourite shows.

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Joo Won opens a personal Instagram account

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Joo Won has already shared 13 photos and counting! The Tomorrow’s Cantabile actor decided to personally connect with his international fanbase through Instagram. Today, he announced on Twitter that he started his very own Instagram account. The hot actor not only opened an account, but he has flooded it with 13 photos in one day.

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​Who’s that handsome Korean-speaking Frenchman in Falling in Love with Soon Jung?

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A new handsome face shows up and we pay attention. During episode 4 of Falling in Love with Soon Jung, Soon Jung was ordered by her boss to meet a French businessman in the airport. The mysterious businessman was surprisingly handsome and even spoke fluent Korean. Here’s more about the Korean-American actor named Ricky Kim.

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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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All article images and clips in this post, aside from JaK Wave Logos, are courtesy of DramaFever.com. All rights reserved.

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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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