Quick Hit: “Exploration of Genders” (남녀소통 프로젝트 남심여심)

Maybe it’s just because they’re both wearing glasses, maybe it’s just because they’re both wearing pale clothes, but still — the resemblance between Nichkhun and Ham Eun-Jeong (함은정) here is just remarkable. What’s more, I don’t think that resemblance somehow makes them less masculine or feminine either, nor less attractive.

Okay, maybe — probably — it’s just me. And granted, I wouldn’t have given it a second glance if it didn’t have my favorite T-ara (티아라) member in it. Yet after first seeing it two weeks ago, failing to find it online, then carrying a camera around ever since, I was determined to post a picture here once I did finally find it again!

And then just five minutes before I did, I stumbled across the following, for which it seemed a wonderfully serendipitous accompanying image:

With my eternal gratitude to Kpopellahttp://kpopella.org/2012/03/18/exploration-of-genders/ – for uploading that file, the series sounds very interesting, and so I’m very slowly downloading that first episode as I type this. Once I finally actually get the time to see it, perhaps next weekend, then I’ll let you know what it’s like, and hopefully the link will still be active.

In the meantime, have any readers already seen it, and/or know more information about it? What did you think?

Update: I’ve just read Kpopella’s rules, and they ask that no-one link to the files on Rapidshare themselves. So I’ve removed the one I had here, and please just copy and paste it – https://rapidshare.com/files/362557317/EoG01-450pKOR.avi instead – (and, just to be on the safe side, I’ve removed the link and given the full address for Kpopella above too).

6 thoughts on “Quick Hit: “Exploration of Genders” (남녀소통 프로젝트 남심여심)

  1. I skipped through the episode without actually stopping to listen to anything that was being said, but it seemed extremely dumb> Guys doing a girl’s night in party and girls playing soccer (because this is normally exclusive to one sex??). And that seemed to be it.

    • Yeah, I was a little worried that it might be too comic, and wasn’t amused to wake up to find my download had stopped 7 hours ago with 300MB still to go either!

      Still, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt until I watch it fully – it might have a few gems here and there, especially as a few of the stereotypes, however extreme-sounding, may well be true to life. Even the soccer one you mention, as I think the widely-touted feminization of soccer and Korean women’s interest in doing it themselves has very much fizzled since 2002 (not necessarily their own fault; I think I remember reading in 2004, for instance, that funding for girls’ soccer at schools had already dried up). But that’s just an impression of course, and I would be very happy to be proved wrong about that!

  2. …or maybe it’s because the bejeezus has been photoshopped outta their faces, like it always is. Video games are trying to cross the uncanny valley in one direction, and photo ads in the other…

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