[Re-post][guest post][5 fan arts] BiAlamode: South Korea’s Rain — America’s Asian Persuasion, Part 1.

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South Korea’s Rain — America’s Asian Persuasion, Part 1.

— by D. LaShore (BiAlamode @ CloudUSA). Original post 10/7/2015.

Uh-oh, what is this? Bi is back on the market? A free agent again? Riding solo? Well, I knew it was only a matter of time. Yep, sure did, only a matter of time. Hey, I’m talking about his recent departure from Cube Entertainment. Seriously, like what did you think I was talking about? 😉 Hmm, so, looks like Bi is going to split the different sides of his career between an established agency and a one-man agency dedicated to his entertainment needs and his needs only. Could it really be?

I’ve got only one thing to say, if this will indeed be the case… How fly is that?!

Sooo, me thinking the way I think sometimes… I thought, well, if Bi is going to be partially representing himself, then there really will be no limit as to where he can offer his talented wares. He can showcase his talented self to a myriad of entertainment entities, more specifically entertainment entities in the U.S. (Good mercy, just got a chill.)

I think Clouds know by now that Dee is going to put her two cents into the mix. We all know Rain is about his music and stage performances, but where he will get the most exposure within the American mainstream the fastest and for a prolonged period of time? Yes, I will say it – the small screen. Oh, that’s not to say that he shouldn’t be on the Big Screen too, because he should.

But Rain needs to be on American televisions weekly and, of course, I’ve got ideas. You know I do.


First up… the Sci-Fi series Defiance.

Rain could be just about any character he chooses to be on this show. First and foremost, I picture him as an alien from galaxies unknown and of course the possibilities are endless in that regard. He could also be the sexy new sheriff come to town or quite possibly the enemy leader of yet another neighboring faction… makes no difference, he’ll fit them all quite nicely.

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Dominion.

Angels and demons, anyone? Why yes, yes indeed. Rain with angel wings sprawled outward from his broad, sexy shoulders? Yeah, we’ve seen him with wings before…

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Rain’s 4th album Rain’s World image credit: Rainy Entertainment / Rain’s official website

So to that end, the Sci-Fi series Dominion would be an excellent choice for him. Is he one of the Father’s good angels or an 8-ball demon angel? Hmm, Rain as a sinister bad boy demon angel…

Oh yes, I can certainly see it, Rain getting into all kinds of devilment. Have mercy on our poor souls!

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Sleepy Hollow.

I’m also thinking Ichabod Crane and Abigail Mills could use another “partner in crime” on their weekly adventures. While they continue their never-ending efforts to thwart demonic forces in Sleepy Hollow, enter Rain as a sexy demon hunter come to help Crane and Mills save mankind… or maybe not. Maybe a demonic spirit would be a character Rain could sink his teeth into.

Either way, I think he’d be a perfect choice.

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Empire.

Now my next suggestion some folks might label as “out-of-the-box”, but I don’t think so. The latest mainstream hit TV series Empire is not a stretch. Hear me out, peeps.

The show is about an African-American music mogul, his family and his musical empire, true enough, but what is at the center of the show besides the Lyon family? That’s right, music. We all know Rain and music go hand in hand. This is what I see… Each week the show features various real life and some fictional musical guest star appearances. Enter Rain… not as a performer necessarily, but as a K-Mogul/music exec bringing his K-Hip-Hop act to the States to partner up with other hip-hop artists in the U.S. The goal would be to garner more international exposure, while making some money in the process. Hmm, sounds vaguely familiar does it not?

Taking this scenario one step further, I can also picture his K-Hip-Hop/R&B act as Tiger JK and his wife Yoon Mirae (visually speaking) as that fictional group. Yes, I know, awesome as hell, right? Rain on American network TV, other K-artists on American network TV, talk about a win-win for all parties involved. Since the show is on fire at the moment, I would say Rain and company should be all up on this puppy. K-fans in the U.S. would lose their natural minds if this were to take place. Like, seriously!

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Tyrant.

My last suggestion could also be put into the “out-of-the-box” category, but oh well, what the hell, here it is anyway.

Even though we would only see Rain on the screen for a brief period of time, it is still possible for him to bring a character to life on Tyrant. I know, I know… first I suggest Rain for a show with primarily African-Americans, now I suggest Rain for a show with those who are primarily of Middle Eastern descent. Well, here’s the skinny. Those who watch the show, like I do, know that there is a recurring story line regarding the Chinese government. The President (played by actor Ashraf Barhom) is trying to get his troubled (fictional) country Abuddin to be viewed as a true world power and he has solicited the Chinese government to invest in his country.

Yes, you guessed it. Enter Rain as yet another official of the Chinese government or a new politico on the scene.

This is a story line that was introduced albeit briefly and hasn’t been revisited as yet, but I think it’s still a viable story line. I also think with the right actor bringing the right amount of moxie, this story line has the potential to bring really strong commentary to its viewing audience. To be fair, the show has had mixed reviews here in the U.S., but all in all I think it’s a show that is relevant to the times we are surely living in.

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I know not everyone will agree with my choices and that’s cool, but I’ve given Rain’s career in the U.S. a lot of thought and I didn’t pick these shows just to pick them. Do I watch these shows personally? Yes, I do. I watch each of them and I think they are all great shows. For the most part, they are shows either highly popular right now or continually growing in popularity (in the case of Tyrant) and would give Rain maximum exposure in the U.S. mainstream market. If he were to star in or do an extended guest starring stint on any one of these shows, he would soon become a household name in this country and not just among his Clouds (cause we talk about him e’eryday all day and some of us more than that… 🙂 ). I also didn’t want to pick obvious shows like Fresh Off The Boat, for precisely that reason – it’s an obvious choice and would be expected.

The goal is for Rain to showcase his talented self to the U.S. mainstream masses all the while showing his versatility as an actor, not just an Asian actor. It’s my belief that weekly TV shows is the most expedient way to do that. I chose these shows specifically and quite simply because I have seen how one’s race/ethnicity need not be a factor. Many of the roles on these shows are not race specific, which is an awesome thing. This would give Rain “free reign” to come to U.S. television and just wreak havoc on us women (and some guys too) from coast to coast.

If Rain takes me up on even one of my suggestions, I can all but guarantee that he will become the next bona fide “Asian Persuasion” in the U.S. He would be second only to the late legendary Bruce Lee, believe that.

Well, that’s all that’s fit to print from me for now. I’d love to hear your thoughts, though. What do you think? Where should Rain set up shop next? The U.S. gets my vote. Yeah, no surprise there!

Until next time, peeps.

» [PSA] Dear Rain, your Western Clouds need your help. Go big, or go home! 🙂

» [guest post][fan art] BiAlamode: The “What If” Zone — Fantasy movies and TV shows, starring Rain.

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~ by Cloud USA on November 18, 2016.

13 Responses to “[Re-post][guest post][5 fan arts] BiAlamode: South Korea’s Rain — America’s Asian Persuasion, Part 1.”

  1. What about Criminal Minds???

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    • “Criminal Minds” would be a great choice too Robin. I’ve recently been watching “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” which stars Gary Sinise and sexy Daniel Henney. I think Rain could be a great addition to either of the shows.

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      • I used to think Daniel Henney was fine, until Runaway Plan B. Now it’s Daniel, who?

        Rain and watching Kdrama has totally redefined what I view as attractive.

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        • I’m a Rain Cloud through and through but my admiration of Rain doesn’t keep me from seeing the Sexy in other men, not by a long shot. For me, the list keeps getting longer and longer too. I didn’t like Daniel’s character in Plan B either, but that didn’t stop me from noticing Danny’s sexy. It’s a beautiful thing….looking at a gorgeous man.

          I’ll tell you what Rain did do for me though. He broadened my view of what I deemed sexy and beautiful regarding men in other cultures. Never had I seen such a beautiful Asian man as I had when I first noticed Rain. Then he just opened up the floodgates for me. I soon “lost my mind” watching K-dramas as well and came to know other Korean cuties too. SMILES…… Now, I can truly say doesn’t matter the culture, a beautiful man is a beautiful man. I appreciate’em all. SMILES……………..

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          • I hear you, but I’m just saying, before Rain, I would’ve thought Daniel Henny and Dennis Oh were very attractive. And Oh Ji Ho (although he’s still really good looking but has moved down my list). But after Rain, it’s Song Seung Heon and Yoo Ah In and many others who have their natural eyes. Not that Henny and Dennis Oh don’t have their natural eyes…I guess what I’m trying to say is, I actually told a friend once “I don’t find Asian guys attractive at all!” But now I find features generally considered western attributes to be less attractive. My friend is liked “what happened to you?!” My response was to send her Rain’s Love Song video. 🙂

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            • I understand. For me, I never thought about Asian “beauty” (if you will) one way or another……..before Rain. I didn’t dislike or like. I had no opinions. I loved Bruce Lee as a martial artist but never thought about his looks (I was also a kid when he was alive….wasn’t in that head space then). Once I noticed Rain and then really focused on him, it’s as if his lovely natural features began to “speak to me.” This is when I began to notice the beauty in other Asian males, etc. Now, looking at Asian men (among other cuties) is second nature almost. SMILES………………

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  2. Hey Stephe! I’m just getting online today and I saw that you re-posted my guest blog posts (links). Thanks for sharing them again with Rain’s new Clouds. It was so much fun. *HUGS*…………………..

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    • It’s a great piece, Dee. It’s gotten a lot of new readers and they’re sharing it like crazy. Thumbs up! 👍

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • That’s awesome! Looks like Part 2 may be in order. SMILES.

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        • Yes to a part2, please. (And somebody please make sure that the Korean Clouds convey to Rain how much we want him here and all the good ideas for where he would fit in! A concert would be good too, but I’m not guaranteed he’d come to a city near me so….I’d love to see him on my tv screen. Heck, I’m excited so I’m rambling…I’d love to see him in a S.K drama so I could actually watch it!)

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  3. I would love to see him in more American movies with better roles

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  4. Of course, We’d love to see Rain on those shows… Please…let it be…

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  5. I want to see all that! Plus, I want him as a judge on “So You Think You can Dance”.

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