Tanu I. Raj

Exhausted by the grind? ‘Second Wind’ by SEVENTEEN trio BSS is a perfect pick-me-up

On their first release in five years, SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan, DK and Hoshi channel a characteristic positivity and optimism

Epik High – ‘Strawberry’ review: an irreverent, bite-sized beginning to a new chapter

Assisted by Jackson Wang and Hwasa, the hip-hop trio close a door on the first 20 years of their career with a charming, cutting EP

On new single ‘Moonlight Sunrise’, TWICE embrace their evolved ethos with a sultry smoothness

Their second ever English single, ‘Moonlight Sunrise’ signals a newly confident chapter in TWICE’s story

GOT The Beat – ‘Stamp On It’ review: generational talents play to their strengths

The SM Entertainment supergroup’s first mini-album is a commanding debut offering, though questions of identity remain

‘Brain Works’ review: veteran Cha Tae-hyun saves this choppy, pseudointellectual K-drama

Despite a promising beginning, this comedy-crime series is riddled with awkward dialogue, filler sequences and tiring tropes

‘The Forbidden Marriage’ review: Park Ju-hyun shines in this wobbly web-novel adaptation

Despite great humor and witty writing, this adaptation lacks the nuances that made the characters of its source material so endearing

‘Alchemy of Souls: Light And Shadow’ review: hyped fantasy K-drama sharpens its focus

The second season of ‘Alchemy of Souls’ is shaping up to be better than the first thanks to tight pacing and focused storytelling

KARA – ‘Move Again’ review: K-pop stalwarts return with a warm, nostalgic hug

On their first new album in seven years, KARA dip back into familiar sounds to look back on their past

Red Velvet – ‘The ReVe Festival 2022 – Birthday’ review: a promising step to an exciting new era

Celebrating their strengths while keeping the element of surprise, this mini-album is better than Red Velvet’s other recent releases

‘Somebody’ review: a half-baked serial killer romance

Despite a stellar cast, suspense and an intriguing story, this Netflix K-drama forgets about pacing and context
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