2.) JYJ...sigh...my beautiful JYJ boys. I would love to be able to say that now that the rulings came out in their favor & now that the injunction against SME & their cronies have been laid to rest, to keep them from actively interfering in my beautiful boys schedules etc... we should definitely see them on TV again. But alas I have become somewhat cynical in this area. So while I hope with all my heart this is true a bigger, more bitter part of me, believes it will be a long time still before we the spectacularly talented guys we love so very much on South Korean TV. SME has a long reaching arm & is quite capable of continuing to intimidate the others in the industry for a long time. While the rulings, injunctions & fan love they receive at home & abroad is wonderful & is helping to make headway I just don't think it will be enough, at least not for a while. Yoochun is off filming movies, Junsu is on stage again, reprising his phenomenal performance as "Death" in Elizabeth & releasing spectacularly awesome albums, Jaejoong is releasing his own super awesome solo albums & working on building up his acting career as well. Plus, Jaejoong & Junsu just recently announced their own plans to enlist soon, no specific date, yet. Will Yoochun go with them, as they originally planned? I don't know. I hope so but it's all so up in the air.
Two from 2NE1 this summer:
Seungri's latest is HAWT! Big Bang's maknae is growing up quite nicely indeed.
EXO had a comeback as well this year.
CNBlue just released this sweet, fun song. I LOVE these boys almost as much as BB & JYJ!
And BAP seriously impressed me with the gritty Badman, set in the sad, crumbling once great music city of Detroit MI. As a native Michigander, it breaks my heart what Detroit has become thanks to the line of corrupt politicians.
And last but not least we can't forget how BAP set the "Loof" on fire in Hurricane. :)