It has never ceased to amaze me how incredible Taemin’s career is even solo from his group, SHINee. He manages to be part of a powerhouse group in K-Pop, while also establishing his own style. Taemin is a god of dance, sexy vibes, and seductive vocals. Every time he comes out with something new, you know you’ll get these elements in a stylish, atmospheric vibe. July 26th marked the latest comeback from Taemin, this time the title track for his upcoming Japanese mini album. This is Famous, and it’s Taemin at his best. I couldn’t stop myself from writing a short piece about it.
People know BTS for their incredible music and connection to fans. Another side to BTS’ work is one that airs on the South Korean streaming service V Live: it’s Run! BTS, a reality-esque show made of 30 minute episodes. These episodes see the BTS boys either in studios playing games in Korea, or travelling the world getting into all sorts of scenarios. Run!BTS is a huge part of ARMY culture, providing an up close and personal view of how the boys interact with each other, and what they act like in non-music related situations. While Run! BTS doesn’t air every single week, taking hiatuses every so often as a normal television show would, there are still a large amount of episodes. At this point in time, they’ve reached over 70 episodes. That’s a lot to catch up on for new ARMYs or others who haven’t gotten around to it yet.
There was one movie I’d been looking forward to all year. All year I’ve waited for the next film by Ari Aster. Hereditary blew me away, and I was ecstatic when I heard about Midsommar.
Jobs. We all need them. While the job market is difficult and scary, finally landing that new job can be just as frightening. What do I do? What if I don’t like it? I have to wake up early? The list of fears can stretch for miles. It did for me, and I’ve been out of college doing job applications forever. I finally got a full time office position after months of retail, and oh boy was I terrified. It’s a temp job, so what if they don’t take me on at the end of it? What do I do? What if I don’t get along with my coworkers? I can’t list all my fears here, because then you’d be reading a list the size of the Bible. However, I’ve been there about two weeks, and you know what?
I recently finished Gurren Lagann, and I can honestly say there’s nothing else like it. This is a unique anime for many reasons. Needless to say, some major spoilers are ahead, so if you plan on watching this and want to be surprised, maybe check back in after you’ve watched it all.
Black Mirror is a historically strong show. It’s one of my favorite shows, to be honest. I was excited to see what this newest season would bring. Seeing the casting, I was a little nervous. With the three episodes starring Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, and Miley Cyrus in each, I wondered if the star power of these well-known actors would overshadow the writing and big ideas the show is known for.