Ok, so I’m a bit of a nerd if you couldn’t already tell from my engineering major and ranging scholarly curiosities. Recently, science fiction has captivated my interest as I work my way through the Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert and the Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (so far, both great series!) Well, aside from books, I’ve always enjoyed a relaxing movie night on occasion. Well, summer boredom overtook me and I started poking around the sci-fi shorts on YouTube. You can certainly find a variety of them online as they range from quick and cheap homemade films to grandiose projects. After watching a gazillion-and-one of them, I came across this one: Plurality. Why don’t you just take a look for yourself.
Fifteen minutes well spent? I’d say so. The interesting thing is that this short is not highly talked about, surprisingly so as it is a well made masterpiece. It plays on the balance of privacy vs security, a long discussed issue when it comes to modern technology and warfare. Do you think the environment in Plurality could be somewhere not to far in our future?
Calling all “Dad, Where Are We Going?” fans! Episode 43 has now been uploaded with English subtitles for your enjoyment! We have also linked in the raw (not subtitled) episode 44. We will keep you posted when the next couple episodes are linked in. We will be posting singular episode updates only to Twitter and Facebook from now on, so if you have not already follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest news and updates!
The featured series for this week is the fan-supported and deciding talent competition of “WIN: Who Is Next?” Watch as two trainee squads from YG Entertainment, Team A and Team B, duke it out for a chance to debut and official claim their spot in the YG Family. A series of battles end with votes from some of the most prestigious guest judges in the South Korean entertainment industry, but ultimately the fans decide! Who do you follow? Click here to go to this show.
Also, I just wanted to mention that the FVS of the Week is every other week or so (unfortunately, it might sometimes be better represented by FVS of the Month). Currently, with school in session, there is a limited amount of time to post up new videos and lessons (as per the poll on what we should develop first) so I apologize in advance if we lag behind. The team will make an effort to be more consistent in our uploading. The process can be boring and monotonous, so please show us your support! A short three word comment makes our day!
We have two main updates that we wish to make viewers and readers be aware of pertaining to video series that can be found on this site.
#1: Wiping of Accounts, Disruptions of Searches
Most of the Korean variety show, “Running Man“, videos have been removed from Dailymotion for copyright issues and have such affected the availability of them for our site. This also has caused us to be called to the broadcaster’s attention and 90% of our Running Man pages have been removed from Google search. With these two events we have set out to restore the episodes on our site and currently have fixed episodes 90-162 with a few miscellaneous ones that we could find laced within 1-89. Most of our videos were from iSubs, but their account has been wiped. They, too, are in the process of reuploading all their hard work and I will provide links and embeds as soon as I can.
As for the removal from Google, we ask that you support us by sharing as many episode page links as possible on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sources so that others can find our videos that we bring to you virus-free! We have a commitment to help viewers watch their favorite shows without virus attacks, and as such, any links that we include for video episodes have been verified as virus-free. Another friendly reminder, if any video is blocked or a link corrupted please don’t be shy and leave us a comment or a request!
#2: Widespread Abuse.
This second one is more of a community reminder. We DO NOT make any money off of our site and do not intend to in the future. As such, I want to remind people to not continuously use links that lead to profit sites such as adf.ly or any other “link shorteners for money” unless it is directly from the SUBBER. The uploader and subber may be different people, and like us at CultureQuote, we generally do not subtitle videos ourselves. The entire team strongly believes that it is morally and ethically wrong to profit off of another’s hard work. Please do not support those who abuse the system! We will not use URL shorteners or any modes for profiting off of videos unless the original subber contacts and requests us to do so for them. Any shortened links (although we currently do not have any) will be noted either at the top or bottom of the episode page with the subber’s name and official request notice. Otherwise, there may be direct links to videos on Dailymotion and YouTube because we cannot embed them directly into the page.
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This week’s featured video series is actually the well-known Korean variety series “Family Outing.” As a part of SBS’s Good Sunday lineup, it was first aired on June 15, 2008 and was popular enough to be followed by a short second season featuring a brand new cast. In each episode, the “Family” (a group of 8 or more celebrity singers, comedians, actors and more) travels to different parts of South Korea and takes care of the house of an elderly family while that family goes on a vacation. The “Family” then accomplishes the list tasks left for them by the house’s owners while competing in games for airtime. This non-scripted shows allows us to see the true colors of these celebrities as the comedic games ensue. Click here to go to this show.
Posted in Korean, TV Shows, Variety Shows, Video
- Tagged Featured Video Series of the Week, Kang Dae-sung (강대성), Kim Jong-kook (김종국), Kim Su-ro (기수로), Korean, Lee Chun-hee (이천희), Lee Hyo-ri (이효리), Park Hae-jin (박해진), Park Si-yeon (박시연), Park Yae-jin (박예진), Television Shows, Top 10, TV, Variety, Yoo Jae-suk (유재석), Yoon Jong-shin (윤종신)
This week’s featured video series is a reknowned Hindi romantic comedy, “Kal Ho Naa Ho“, centered around Naina Kapur, an angry young woman living in New York City with her family. Her father committed suicide when she was young, leaving her mother Jennifer Kapur alone with Naina and her two younger siblings, Shiv and Gia. The restaurant that her mom operates with a friend is financially faltering. Furthermore, Naina’s paternal grandmother, Lajjo, blames Jennifer for the suicide and refuses to accept Gia (who was adopted by Jennifer) as her granddaughter, blaming her for bringing bad luck to the family. Click here to go to this show.
This week’s featured video series is a Spanish documentary of the rise and fall of Colombian soccer backed by drug money. “Los Dos Escobares” features the life of the Escobar brothers. Both had a passion for soccer, yet one turned to drugs to raise funds for a league of talented players while the other worked his way to become one of the best defenders in the international scene. Their two paths widen as Pablo Escobar’s cartel falls into violence which eventually drags down the entire team and tarnishes Colombia’s international image. Click here to go to this show.
Posted in Colombia, Documentary, Spanish, Video
- Tagged Andrés Escobar, Colombia, Documentary, ESPN, Featured Video Series of the Week, Movies, Pablo Escobar, Soccer, Spanish, TV
This week’s featured video series is actually a single movie: a Chinese movie known as “Secret.” Ye Xianglun, a music student majoring in piano, transfers to Tamkang (Danjiang) Secondary School. It is a school famous for musically talented students, especially in piano. On the first day of school, as he wanders through the piano building, he hears a mysterious melody being played that leads him to Lu Xiaoyu, another piano major. When he asks about the song she was playing, she tells him that it is a secret that cannot be told and the two develop a relationship that is shrouded in mystery. Click here to go to this show.
Posted in China, Chinese, Movies, Video
- Tagged Chinese (Mandarin), Drama, Featured Video Series of the Week, Jay Chou, Movies, Musical, Television Shows, Top 10, TV
This week’s featured video series is a Japanese drama known as “Engine.” Jiro Kanazaki is a driver with astonishing technique and speed. An altercation in a European race tour forced him off his team and when he tries to come back on, he finds that the team no longer needs him as they have younger and more skilled drivers. Jiro attempts to get back in the game, but lives with his parents and helps with their orphanage in the meantime. Click here to go to this show.
Posted in About, Dramas, Japan, Japanese, TV Shows, Video
- Tagged Drama, Featured Video Series of the Week, Japanese, Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉), Koyuki (松山小雪), Television Shows, Top 10, TV
This week’s featured video series is a South Korean variety show known as “Running Man” where the cast – a combination of idols and celebrities – complete a set of challenges and a race in order to escape a comical punishment. Each episode features a different S. Korean landmark, celebrity guests, and theme as they compete for the ticket to escape – the cherish Running Ball. Click here to go to this show.
The reason? Through our process of building Culture Quote we have simply decided to include a branch of video material with English subtitles in order to increase access to shows that are extremely difficult to find on the Internet with out putting bucket loads of time into the search process. As such, we have decided to feature a particular video or set of shows each week.
Posted in About, Korean, Variety Shows, Video
- Tagged Featured Video Series of the Week, Gary (개리), Haha (하하), Ji Suk-jin (지석진), Kim Jong-kook (김종국), Korean, Lee Kwang-soo (이광수), Running Man, Song Ji-hyo (송지효), South Korea, Television Shows, Top 10, TV, Variety Shows, Yoo Jae-suk (유재석)