2009 – you've been good

4 Jan

Almost every other blog out there is doing some sort of “BEST OF 2009” post, so let me be a sheep and do one myself.

Qoobies Best of 09 KPOP Awards

Best Artist

Best Group

Best Newcomers
2NE1, 4minute, After School, BEAST, Lady Collection, Maydoni

Best Songs (no particular order, one song per artiste)
SNSD – Gee
2NE1 – I Don’t Care
Taeyang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat
Park Bom – You & I
Kim Tae Woo – Love Rain
4minute – Won’t Give You
After School – Because of You
Hwanhee – Bring it Back
Epik High – Wannabe
2AM – Time for Confession
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
SHINee – Please Don’t Go
Maydoni – 7 Teen
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget

Best Albums
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
2PM – 1:59PM
Hwanhee – H-Soul
Wheesung – Vocolate
2NE1 – 2NE1
Maydoni – 7 Teen
Untouchable – Quiet Storm
Brown Eyed Girls – Sound G.
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Lady Collection – Lady Collection
Kim Taewoo – T-Virus
4minute – Musik
Epik High – Map the Soul

Best MVs
2NE1 – Fire
2PM – Heartbeat
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Epik High – Wannabe
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave

I haven’t been a huge follower of K-dramas (I’ve seen less than 10 my whole life), although that will change as I’m on a rabid download spree. Recommendation welcome!

In 2009, I’ve watched Cinderella Story (not sure why I even bothered), IRIS (very entertaining, although the last few eps were a huge let down; they either should of added a few more episodes to flesh out the story, or end it earlier) and You’re Beautiful (wasn’t going to watch this as it looked too “teen” and “cute” for my usual tastes, but so many people recommended it. Good recommendation! Park Shin Hye ^_^).

I am about to begin Return of Iljimae, and plan to watch Shining Inheritance after, since it has won so many drama awards in 09.

As I understand little Korean, the shows that I can watch it limited to the ones that are available on youtube/download with subs.  Family Outing is my no.1 variety show.  I’ve been a huge follower of the first series of couples of We Got Married, but interest has died down.  MNET Scandal seemed to have some promise, in at least we can expect to have crazy fangirl complaints; but that was a letdown too.  Other shows I watched/followed include Intimate Note, G7, Star King, 2NE1/Big Bang TV.  I wish there was a site which keeps track of all the episodes and where I could watch/download them…

Looking ahead to 2010
The Return of the Jedi Jaebum. Comebacks/LPs from:Taeyang, Big Bang, 2NE1, 1TYM, Se7en (basically YG family), Tasha/T, May Doni, Hwanhee, Hyori, BoA.  More material from the many newcomers of 09, such as BEAST, MBLAQ, 4minute, Untouchable, f(x).  Less freaky gifts from netizens to their idols.  Return of X-man alumni HaHa and Kim Jong Min. Movies/dramas/variety/eye candy which feature either Park Shin Hye, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Bo Young, or better yet, all of them together. Anything with Kim Sooro – God of Study is a good start for 2010. New Cha Tae Hyun movie?

And of course, a new blog site. Damn will I ever be able to make it?

2010 – let’s hope for a even more exciting year for k-entertainment!


7 Responses to “2009 – you've been good”

  1. zerohundred January 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Wow, I’m impressed by the wide range of artists you have listed! I have been pushing myself to make an end-of-the-year list for over two weeks, but so far I only have an unorganized text file sitting on my computer. Anyway, I’ll have to check out some of the people/songs you listed that I haven’t heard yet!

    I need to be watching “You’re Beautiful”! I started a different drama today for whatever reason. I’m worried that it won’t live up to the hype.

  2. qoobie23 January 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Hehe, I just bashed this out in an hour, most of which was spent trying to remember what music was released in 09! I now realised I left out a lot of stuff, like A.J, Drunken Tiger JK, Dynamic Duo and Dok2.

    My musical preference leans towards hiphop/rnb, but kpop like SNSD and Super Junior is too addictive to ignore!

    As I had next to low expectations for You’re Beautiful, I was pleasantly surprised. Although it dragged in some places (especially the final 1/3 of the series), its got some great comic relief, amusing expressions/cuteness overload, and kpop-culture references/parodies.

  3. aikorin January 5, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    She’s so amazing, definitely one of the best voices in Kpop. She was supposed to come back in August, but she didn’t 😦
    And haha, I love the MV for Wannabe, it’s hilarious XD
    I’m starting Lee Jun Ki’s new drama right now, it’s called Hero.

  4. izzie January 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    aw no wild bunny for variety? that’s my fave for 2009 (and not just cuz of my 2PM bias either) cuz i’ve been watching those again & again and it still never fail to crack me up. so funny =D

    and of course..two day one night is epic.

    • qoobie23 January 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

      ahhh! i did watch wild bunny. sooo funny. i think the most memorable part was the episode where the 6 members had to prank taecyeon 100 times within a day. jaebom was epic…

      i have never watched 1N2D, simply because its now in its what… 3rd year? and i really hate starting things in the middle of a series. argh!

  5. janeberryblue January 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    you sure seem to like gdragon a lot ^^

    i agree with most of your list. 2009 was pretty epic for me because it was definitely THE year for THE NINE. right now it’s SNSD!!

    omg i’m 7 eps away from the end of IRIS. baek ji young’s song for the OST is SO GORGEOUS. i’m obsessed with it currently.

    i think i’m gonna have to give in and watch ‘you’re beautiful’. if it’s anything like the 2PM parody, it’s going to be just full of win

    • qoobie23 January 13, 2010 at 9:14 am #

      haha GD. when i first listened to his album, i was like ‘i dont like this crap’ , but i couldn’t stop listening to it. i think its the big bang effect, no matter they put out, even deep down i know some of it is horrible music, its so addictive 😮

      ‘you’re beautiful’ is definitely worth it. even just for the president of AN.JELL’s ent company in the show, his engrish is lol-worthy!

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