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There’s never a guarantee that a successful child actor will grow up to be a famous leading man or leading woman. For every Natalie Portman who matures into an Academy Award-winning actress, you have a slew of performers like Macaulay Culkin, who were beloved as children, but didn’t fare as well in their 20s and 30s.

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You can always watch plenty of K-Dramas for free on KOCOWA, but one of the perks of a subscription is getting to watch your shows straight through without annoying ads. KOCOWA also offers premium content that’s not available on other legal streaming services. And for viewers who aren’t fluent in Korean — and fans who dislike waiting days for subtitles to be uploaded — KOCOWA can’t be beat when it comes to speed or accuracy.

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When Yoo Ji-Tae was doing press interviews to promote”Healer,” he said he was confident about signing onto the project when he heard that Park Min-Young was the female lead. Why? Because Park is one of those actresses who has the magic touch when it comes to picking projects that will become hits. He wasn’t wrong. That got us wondering: Who else has the golden touch when it comes to K-Dramas?

Ever since Ji Chang-Wook’s discharge from South Korea’s mandatory military duty on April 27, 2019, fans have been biting their fingernails waiting for his comeback. They won’t have to wait much longer, because the popular actor’s latest series, “Melting Me Softly,” will premiere on South Korean television on September 28. We take a look at some of his most popular K-Dramas!

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Do you ever watch a K-Drama (or any series, for that matter) where the character is supposed to be a high school student and the actor playing the part looks at least a decade older? (I’m looking at you, “Beverly Hills, 90210.”) Due to labor laws in which underage actors can’t work as long hours as adults, it’s understandable why showrunners would want older artists working on their set. But it’s also a refreshing change when a younger actor plays characters that are nearing their ajusshi stage of life.

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It’s always fun to see Korean groups like BTS, Blackpink and Day6 being interviewed on American talk shows. But it’s also eye-opening to see international acts having fun on South Korean programs, whether it’s Tom Cruise appearing on “Running Man” or NBA star Stephen Curry on “Infinite Challenge.” But one of the most charming segments I’ve seen in a long time is 5 Seconds of Summer’s guest appearance on “YO~! WELCOME TO KOREA!”

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In Korean culture, Choseok is a major holiday that’s equivalent to Thanksgiving. And SBS gave viewers a gift by airing the “BTS Variety Chronicles” — a collection of hand-picked segments from the group’s various variety show appearances on the network. That inspired us to curate our own best of picks, but we’re not going to limit it to just SBS shows or funny moments. Here are some of our favorite BTS’ appearances!

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Because Ku Hye-Sun and Ahn Jae-Hyun’s breakup is depressing news, we wanted to give K-Drama fans some happier relationships to think about. So let’s celebrate some of our favorite actors and actresses.

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Just two months after his military discharge, Hallyu superstar Kim Soo-Hyun is ready to get back to work. But before he has his official comeback, he’ll make an appearance in the finale of the K-Drama “Hotel Del Luna” (set to air on August 31).

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The old amnesia plot device isn’t new, but it’s something that K-Drama fans have come to love (to hate, sometimes). While it’s a trope, I must admit that many scriptwriters do an admirable job of keeping viewers guessing as to what will happen next.

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Do we have any Lee Seung-gi fans here? You’ll be delighted to know that KOCOWA has added the classic series, “My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho” (with subtitles in languages like English and Portuguese). The K-Drama also stars one of my favorite actresses, Shin Min-a, as a real-life fox. Sort of.

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K-Dramas are full of amazing food scenes where the actors eat with gusto. They make whatever they’re eating look like it’s the most delicious thing on earth. And, not for nothing, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I always want to eat along with the characters.

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While it’s not common for K-Pop idols to openly discuss their romantic relationships, they are effusive when it comes to showing off their bromances. And some of these idols’ BFFs are famous celebrities in their own right.

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Everyone already knows that BLACKPINK are polished performers who slay at their concerts. But the quartet also is quite home on variety shows. Funny, smart and not afraid of making fun of themselves, Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa are sought-after guests.

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Though he could’ve gotten an extension, EXO’s D.O. chose to enlist on July 1 to begin his mandatory military duty. It’s a fact of life that all able-bodied South Korean men have to serve their country in the armed forces. K-Pop idols aren’t exempt from this, no matter how famous they are.

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Hallejuah! July 1st is a great day for Kim Soo-Hyun fans. The “My Love From The Star” actor will be discharged from his mandatory military duty. We’ve got some details on his life in the Army and what fans can expect upon his return to civilian life!

Leave it to South Korea to make a romantic comedy that revolves around a character who suffers from prosopagnosia (face blindness). But such is the plot for “The Secret Life of My Secretary.” The K-Drama focuses on the burgeoning romance between chaebol boss and his harried secretary, who is not what she seems.

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The “Running Man” cast members are characters. Literally. Since its debut on July 11, 2010, “Running Man” members have had a great time making fun of themselves and each other. Here, we’ll take a look at their nicknames and on-air personas.

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What does that have to do with K-Dramas? Plenty. There isn’t a K-Drama around that doesn’t have a storyline or plot twist that revolves around a mother. Here are some moms that we love … or love to hate:

Ji Chang Wook Discharge

April 27, 2019. Mark that date in your calendar, because after having served 1 year, 8 months and 13 days in South Korea’s military, Ji Chang-Wook will be discharged on Saturday. Hallelujah!

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[DISCLAIMER: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD!] WHAT DOES “MAKJANG” MEAN? Storylines that are extremely dramatized and exaggerated to make things intense and…

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It hasn’t even been a month since Lee Jong-Suk enrolled for his mandatory military duty on March 8. But there’s a ton of us fans who miss him already. Am I right? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.)

In a perfect world, everyone would be equal. We’re still working towards that goal. This got me thinking about some K-Dramas that featured strong women who were trying to assert their independence.

Four years after “The King Of Mask Singer” premiered on MBC in South Korea, “The Masked Singer” made its U.S. debut on FOX.  The American remake — in all its gaudy splendor — is a bonafide hit. The Jan. 2nd series premiere not only had the highest viewership of any FOX series for its 2018-2019 programming season, but — according to the Nielsen ratings — it was also the most watched series premiere for the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographics.

Before I watched  “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth,” I was looking forward to seeing how the romance between Dog Bird (Park Seo-Joon) and Ah-Ro (Go Ara) played out. But after the finale, I realized that what stuck with me wasn’t their tepid relationship, but that of the young men who formed a relationship, which at times was adversarial, but also based on friendship, honor and righteous morals. In other words, I was all about the poet warrior youth’s bromance.