Girl Groups, Surprise Guests, and Drama News

Hey, it looks like Viki finally uploaded last week’s Lawless Lawyer episodes. I’ll be checking those out once they’re subtitled. If you’re waiting like me, here are some links for you to read instead.

The Park Geun-hye saga: “Top court affirms 3-year term for ex-president’s friend over school favors for her daughter.”

Korean Air scandals: “Korean Air family suspected of illegally hiring Filipino housekeepers,”“Customs officials raid Korean Air over alleged violation of FX laws,”and“Ministry fines Korean Air, Cho for ‘nut rage.'”

Investigations into the Lee Myung-bak government: “No draw needed to watch ex-President Lee’s trial.”

#MeToo: “6 in 10 female employees at judicial bodies experienced sexual violence: ministry,” “YouTube star says she was coerced to pose for pornographic photos,”“Police launch probe into alleged sexual harassment of famous YouTuber,”“Suzy supports sexually harassed YouTuber,”and“Selective justice? Koreans file petition after female suspect gets arrested for leaking nude photo.”

Gwangju Uprising: “Nearly 40 years after Gwangju Uprising, families of missing victims sign up for DNA registration,” “Moon commemorates May 18 Democratization Movement,” “Reenacting history on 38th anniversary of May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement of 1980,” “38 years later, nobody convicted for murder of civilians during Gwangju Massacre of 1980,” “Last Chance to Tell the Truth. Please Find the Person Responsible for the Shooting,” and “Remembering Gwangju.”

“Women gather in rain-soaked Gangnam in memory of murdered woman” and “Women in White Raincoats Gather at Gangnam Station in the Rain, ‘We’re Here to Change the World, Which Remains Misogynist.'” Around 2,000 people attended the protest.

“Why North Korean defectors learn English.” Statements from the defectors about why they’ve chosen to learn English.

“Reports of dating violence double this year: gender ministry.” Reports have more than doubled over the same period last year.

“We’re Speaking, Now Listen.” A compilation of stories/voices/comments from women who attended various rallies, demonstrations, events in South Korea lately about women’s rights, the #MeToo movement, etc.

“‘Deadpool 2’ star Reynolds serenades Korean audience.” Here, have something lighthearted after all the links I just threw you.

“Eighty years of girl group history : Exhibit celebrates the long tradition of female pop music in Korea.” This sounds like an awesome exhibit.

“‘Burning’ sets record high score at Cannes jury grid.” The film got the full four stars from all but two of the judges.

“Lee Yoo Young To Join Yoon Shi Yoon As Female Lead In New SBS Drama.” An age gap in the single digits! Will wonders never cease.

“Shin Hye Sun And Yang Se Jong Confirm Casting In Upcoming SBS Drama.” What the hell is this plot.

“Fantastic love story ‘About Time.'” Lee Seo-won was fired after after being charged with sexual harassment and threatening a female celebrity with a weapon. Good job, production folks.

“Running Man’s Song Ji Hyo to star in action thriller Enraged Bull.” Not the role I’d hoped for her when I heard “action thriller,” but hey, get all the monies.

“Seo Ji Hoon To Fight Yoon Hyun Min For Moon Chae Won’s Love In New Fantasy Drama.” Go for both of them, honestly.

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