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Korean TV Programing Is Going to the Dogs


A nameless group of people have descended upon MBC Broadcaster to protest the inclusion of Lee Mi-sook (이미숙) (pictured above with TOP (singer) and a dog) on their shows because she did something really bad. She actually “had a previous romantic involvement with a man 17 years her junior, and she has been embroiled in a recent prosecutors’ investigation because she had problems with her former agency regarding her management contract.” (link)

This nameless group of ten people, who claim to represent many other people (code for “crazy church people”?) filed (an injunction?) in Seoul Southern District Court last Thursday. These mysterious protectors of public decency do not want youth to be corrupted by such indecent behaviour, so they want to ban her. These must be the same sad f***s that went after one of my favorite business associates because she had been divorced.

Imagine that, women dating younger men, people getting divorces — just what is society coming to these days? TV is really going to the dogs, especially since CJ Corporation will be airing a new Dog TV channel that is 24/7 shows for dogs, with special sound frequencies to help quiet the little one. The fee for this channel is reported to be around 1,000,000 Won.

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  • RElgin

    Goodness, she is so good looking, I would give her a free bath, any time.
    If she reads this, she can reach me, any time, day or night at 010-DOG-BATH.

    The JoongAng Ilbo was too kind to her detractors, who are idiots.

  • SeoulGoodman

    Had they complained about the ubiquitous laugh track, I would have gotten behind their cause…But complaining about an older woman dating a younger man (a man who probably was around 30 years old, nonetheless)? What the hell?!

  • bumfromkorea

    Is a dog day 27 hours long? ;-)

  • Bob Bobbs

    The dating would have been ok if she’d compensated him with a fake Louis Vuitton handbag. Being a Korean man, he already had one.

  • RElgin

    My lab typed this. Sorry.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    “About 10 people….” Really? And what is this supposed injunction going to warn her about… Dating a 32 year old man or quibbling over a management contract (which everyone knows are always fair and ethical in Korea)?

    The Joongang piece also says that some actresses have been banned by MBC for abusing Propofol. Propofol doesn’t get you high; it’s just an anesthetic. People abuse it because of stressful and hectic schedules that don’t allow them to get proper sleep. If the entertainment industry would have more realistic expectations of their entertainers, they wouldn’t need to use pharmaceuticals to get sleep. Of course, it’s much easier for MBC just to call them drug users and ban them. Sad.

  • George_Smiley

    What kind of programming do you put on Dog TV?

  • aligner

    Your answer is in the referenced article.

  • PeterDownUnder

    God dammit you people…

    Unidentified younger man??? That is TOP from Big Bang lol….

    Y’all ajussi……….

  • George_Smiley

    For 24 hours, troll?

  • aligner

    You mean you can’t read Korean? Why does pointing that out make me a troll. Aren’t you being a little sensitive here?

  • RElgin

    I don’t see him enough to know him.
    The dog looks like my typist.

  • Cloudfive

    TOP!!! Now there’s a younger man that I’d…..
    His newest hipster MV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAoME_aMm1w

    (For some reason I need to know if these “protesters” are men or women.)

  • George_Smiley

    I’m impressed you can read Korean. You reference and exhibit your Korean in repeated responses here and elsewhere.
    I’ll pass on your invitation to a pissing contest when I have a moment to pay more attention to you.

  • wangkon936

    Hummm… sounds like an Elgin post. (Scrolls up). Why it is an Elgin post!

  • pawikirogii

    the channel is for dogs, my friend. it’s a sign that koreans have gone nuts.

  • redwhitedude

    She did say that whenever she has free time she hits the gym.

  • redwhitedude

    Not everybody is into Kpop and from what I’ve seen of this guy as an actor unremarkable. Him as a singer/rapper okay nothing to write home about.

  • redwhitedude

    Why do we even bother with this cougar?

  • RElgin

    I would also point out that the photo credit is for the “Bullshit” photo and not the bathtub shot, which is a photoshop melange, partly from an Elle Magazine photo shoot.