I like Kim Bum (not to be confused with Suju pop singer Kim Ki Bum). I think he’s adorable. I love the fact that they gave him an unabashedly homoerotic relationship storyline that was at once funny, innocuous, and not blown up into any big deal in the *family* sitcom Unstoppable High Kick. (Plus both boys were depicted as straight and had no qualms about their friendship lurve for each other.)
And I love that Hankyung.com describes Kim Bum in these new photos as striking his best “Jo In Sung pose.” Cause yeah, they totally ARE Jo-In-Sung-y.
Kim Bum makes his film debut in the upcoming I Like It Hot, which recently sparked some online shenaniganery (it’s a word ’cause I say it is) because pics were released showing him kissing a Wonder Girl. Whoop. De. Doo. Online kerfuffles are pretty much par for the course when you’re a budding hot young thang in Korea, partnered with another budding hot young thang. All those flying hormones are bound to hurt somebody.
In the film, he’s coupled with Ahn Sohee (aforementioned Wonder Girl) as a young pretty boy who prefers spending time with games and motorcycles than his girl, but manages to pull off a cute kiss scene with her (spawning aforementioned shenaniganery).
The reaction to his new look? “Is that really Kim Bum? He’s so manly!” “He’s just like James Dean!” “Wow, he seemed so boyish before, but not now!”
SONG OF THE DAY
Every Single Day – “Wonder.” Every Single Day is a rock band that’s been around for a while that’s out with a new (third) album. They kinda remind me of Rocket Diary with their sometimes-upbeat, sometimes-mellow melodies and youthful energies, although they’re more indie and less punk. Or, since Rocket Diary is newer, I guess I should say they sound similar to Every Single Day. (You can hear more Rocket Diary here.) [ zShare download ]
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