What We’re Watching This November From Korea

Big Bang "Made" There are so many options out there when it comes to television shows and movies to watch that sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming to figure out exactly what you should be watching this November. But don’t worry, KultScene has you covered. Check out a few of these great Korean dramas and Korean movies that we’ve enjoyed this month, including an exclusive documentary from BIGBANG’s recent MADE tour via DramaFever and a dramedy about a bunch of friends starting a rickshaw business from Viki.

“Riders: Catch Tomorrow”

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good story about people going for their dreams, and that’s exactly what “Riders” offers us in the 12 episode series. Starring Kim Dong Wook, Lee Chung Ah, and Choi Yeo Jin, the show is about Kim’s character who decides he’s bored of working in a corporate company and starts a business pedaling people around in rickshaws. The story is about people discovering happiness and romance while dealing with the struggles of everyday issues. With a lot of jokes, “Riders: Catch Tomorrow” is making us smile and cry right after one another. This is an exclusive to Viki, so make sure to take a few minutes and fall in love.

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As someone who attended one of BIGBANG’s stop in New Jersey, I can’t say enough how everyone needs to go watch this documentary. It’s DramaFever’s first original production and brings BIGBANG’s recently ended tour to viewers around the world. If you didn’t get a chance to see them while they were traveling the world, don’t worry, here’s your chance. The documentary will feature moments from BIGBANG’s most recent North American tour, and include both concert performances and behind the scenes. It just went live today, so definitely sit down, grab your VIP light, and start jamming out right now!

“Reply 1988”

I’m going to be honest, I haven’t even started watching this and I know it’s amazing, mostly because other KultScene staff members have said so. That and the fact that the other “Reply” series were absolutely amazing. This time, the retro drama brings us back to 1988 and stars Girl’s Day’s Hyeri as the lead female and Ryu Jun Yeol and Go Kyung Pyo as the main male leads. Everyone’s favorite “Reply” parents Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa are back, playing Hyeri’s parents as we get the 1988 version of a bunch of young people struggling with changes in the world. And try to figure out who Hyeri will get married to, of course!

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“Oh My Venus”

So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah star in this upcoming drama that I’m super excited about. The two are stalwart actors, and are acting as a personal trainer who falls in love with his client. It’s sure to be sweet, cute, and develop some emotional curves in there that will make you be unable to tear your eyes away from the screen. It doesn’t start airing until next week, but if you’re interested in “Oh My Venus,” let us know in the comments what you’re excited to see!

”Sassy Go Go”

Jung Eun Ji of APink (and “Reply 1997”) stars as the go-getter dancer who is one of the worst in her year at a prestigious Seoul high school. Lee Won Keun is the top of their year, and the two clash in this fun drama after two school clubs are forced to combine, bringing the top students together with the less educationally inclinced students. With all the lightheartedness of the typical high school drama, “Sassy Go Go” also deals with depression and suicide that accompanies the high stress to succeed.

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6 K-Things To Watch This October: Big Bang, ‘Answer Me,’ INFINITE, Lee Min Ki & More

DramaFever octoberSeptember is just about over and we’re getting really excited about what our friends at DramaFever are bringing to their site this October.

1. YG Entertainment Concert Series – Every Wednesday

YG-stans rejoice! Yup, we’re not joking here. Each week, DramaFever will bring audiences a new K-pop concert that K-pop fans from around the world can enjoy. October is all about YG Entertainment, so fans can watch “Big Bang: Tour II” on Oct. 7, “YG Family Tour” on Oct. 14, “2NE1 Concert” on Oct. 21, and “G-Dragon One of a Kind” on Oct. 28.

2. “Because It’s The First Time” (Drama) – October 8

This drama, starring Park So Dam, Choi Minho of SHINee, and Kim Min Jae is the first ever drama series to air on the Korean channel, OnStyle. It’s a cute, lighthearted comedy about six friends and their stories. Each episode is only fifteen minutes long, and everything about the show looks so adorable, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t watch it.

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3. “GROW: INFINITE’s Real Youth Life” (Documentary) – October 10

This is more than just a movie for fans of INFINITE (like myself,) because it’s a documentary about their world tour and what it’s like being a K-pop star traveling the globe and performing. K-pop is well-known for its intensity, both from entertainers and fans alike, and “GROW” gives real insight into the lives of these seven K-pop idols.

4. “Bubblegum” (Drama) – October 26

Lee Dong Wook and Jung Ryeo Won play a doctor and radio show producer respectively, just living their lives and seeking contentment. This slice of life drama takes place around a hospital and a radio station, as the characters of the drama sort out their individual problems to become happier. There will surely be a few serious moments, but this stellar cast will not disappoint.

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5. “Answer Me 1988” (Drama) – October 30

I am so excited for this throwback show that I cannot express it. “Answer Me 1997” and “Answer Me 1994” were really great dramas from tvN, with casts that really outstanded and surpassed expectations (I’m looking at you, Eunji and Hoya.) Even if you weren’t alive in the late 1980’s, the latest in the “Answer Me” series will make you wish you were. Lee Hyeri (of Girl’s Day) and Go Kyung Pyo will be the showrunners, but the rest of the ensemble will surely also surprise us.

6. “Spellbound” (Film) – October 30

Lee Min Ki and Son Ye Jin, that should be enough for most people. Take it a step farther, and combine those two amazing Korean actors with a comedic horror film, and throw in some romance and magic? There’s really nothing more that a person could ask for. The 2011 film was one of the most popular romantic comedies in Korea, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be everyone’s new favorite. Lee plays a street magician who spots Son’s character, and the two become business partners. The character-who-can-see-ghosts plot isn’t entirely dissimilar from the 2013 drama, “The Master’s Sun,” but this is one movie that everybody should definitely check out.

Which of these DramaFever specials are you excited to watch in October? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and be sure to subscribe to the site and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up with all of our posts.

Vlogging K-Pop, Sister Style: Nutty Nomads Talk Their Career And New DramaFever Show [INTERVIEW]

KultScene Interview- The Nutty NomadsYouTube is practically everything for international K-pop fans, and two big K-pop fan girls began their career there before becoming so much more. KultScene met Cristina and Daniela aka Nutty Nomads at KCON LA 2015, but they’ve been around for quite some time and we’ve always been big fans of their pair and their video projects.

Check out this interview with the pair, where they tell us all about their career, what it’s like working together as sisters, meeting VIXX, and more.

KultScene: How did you guys start off?

Nutty Nomads: Well, our first K-pop-related content was what we created with MNET America back in 2012! After that experience, we made the decision to continue to create K-pop and K-drama related content on our own. Then, we were approached by Dramafever to form a partnership, and we decided that we would try and make this a full time venture!

What’s so nutty and nomadic about the two of you?

We came up with the name Nutty Nomads before we started creating K-pop-focused content. We actually started by creating travel videos! One of our earlier dreams was to have a show on the Travel Channel and hang out with Anthony Bourdain! So, the name Nutty Nomads made much more sense at the time. As we started leaning more towards K-pop videos, we questioned whether or not we should change our name to reflect that, but decided to stick with our original name. We think it’s catchy! We also consider ourselves pretty “nutty” since we like to have fun wherever we are, so it still seems appropriate!

You’ve done a lot since beginning as the Nutty Nomads. What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

Right now, we are currently working pretty closely with the K-drama streaming site, DramaFever! We just finished our original series with them called “Adventures in K-Drama Land”! We are also prepping to cover the various K-pop shows that are coming to the U.S. this fall!

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Is it difficult working together as sisters?

Haha! We have always been very close, and shared similar interests. As we grew up, we kept saying how awesome it would be if we could work together. We each have different strengths and weaknesses, so we fit well professionally since we each have different responsibilities within Nutty Nomads. But, some days are more difficult than than others! We ARE sisters, after all!

How hard is it to do everything yourselves?

It can get difficult sometimes, say, when we are trying to film an interview, but are constantly thinking about how the framing and focus look, or if the sound is coming out clearly enough, but we also really enjoy it! We both have video production backgrounds, so it feels really natural! Some days are a piece of cake, and others are a nightmare, but when all is said and done, we usually are pretty proud to be able to say we did the shoot ourselves!

We’ve seen you at a few events and saw you with cameramen on several occasions. When do you film yourself versus filming with a crew?

If we are shooting at an event for one of the bigger partners, like DramaFever or MNET America, sometimes they give us a helping hand, but we are usually trusted with filming on our own. When we have friends around us, we might turn them into honorary crew and shove a camera at them to help us out in an emergency!

What can you attribute the success you have?

We are truly blessed to have been put in contact with some really motivated and like-minded people who continue to help us with our goals! Our parents are also a HUGE part of how we’ve gotten to where we are today. They continue to support us (even though they’re not totally sure what it is we’re doing exactly….lol!). We also tend to be very tenacious! We don’t really accept NO as an answer…it just means we haven’t asked the right person! We still feel like we still have a long way to go until we can say we’re a success!

What has been your favorite interview so far?

Our most memorable and favorite interview would have to be our first one. When we were with MNET America, they sent us to Baltimore, Maryland to Otakon to interview a new rookie group that had just debuted. We were so excited since this was our first interview assignment. We didn’t really know what to expect, but the group was so friendly and outgoing! Of course, we’re talking about VIXX! They were a great first interview and we’ll never forget it!

What films inspire you the most for your work?

We watch a ton of K-dramas! Those serve as the inspiration behind “Adventures in K-Drama Land”. We kept seeing similar themes repeat themselves and thought it would be fun to play around with them! K-dramas are kind of an obsession for us…We actually stayed up two nights ago until 3am watching “Oh My Ghostess” on DramaFever!

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Has there been any hardships in your career?

Of course! We constantly feel that we are fighting for our chance to prove to others what we can do. There are always the people who say we don’t fit a certain mold, or we don’t speak enough Korean so we can’t do this, or that we’re flat out crazy, ect. But, those words only make us stronger and more determined to prove people wrong! It’s been a wobbly road full of detours, cracks and bumps, but we will continue to follow it until we realize our dream!

Who are your favorite bands?

Hmmm…always a tough question! Well, we are both Starlights! We really like VIXX and support everything they do. Right now we also like EXO, SHINee, and GOT7!

What was the first video that got you into K-Pop?

Cristina’s first video was TVXQ’s “Mirotic”, while Daniela’s was [Girls’ Generation’s] “Gee” by SNSD. We both really liked what we saw and continued to search for groups and videos until we just got sucked in completely!

What is the one things you’d like to do (or change) that you’re not doing right now?

Something we’re not doing right now that we really want to do is make videos from Korea! We think that’s our next step, and we’re working on a way to get over there, finally! Korea is calling us!

Is there anything you’d like people to know about you?

We also really like video games and anime! We play A LOT of Halo and are super obsessed with Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki’s work!

What can we look forward from NN in the future?

Well, there’s a lot of stuff we are working on currently! At KCON this year, we shot a special video with Buzzfeed’s “The Try Guys”, which will hopefully be up soon! And, we hope to be able to continue to show everyone more fun videos about K-pop and K-dramas!

Thanks for chatting with KultScene! 

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