I’ll admit, the first time I went to this site, I read it as Korean Bacon (which, by the way is a site of its own worth salivating over). But Korean Beacon as it maybe, is a relatively new site all about Korean-American life and culture. Let’s face it, Koreans are pretty cool. They have John Cho (FlashForward) and Ken Jeong (The Hangover)!
“The Korean wave is happening and Hollywood is importing Korean artists and talent into the American mainstream,” says Korean Beacon. So fittingly, they tapped another Korean rising star, Christina Lee, host of video game news series Pulse on the PlayStation Network, to host a weekly Korean-American pop culture series for the site.
This series nails the newsy recap genre in which it plays—it’s topical, niche, and short—clocking in at just over a minute breezing through its news bites without a dollop of unnecessary fluff. Internally, they call the series ‘Beacon Bits’, which seems like a better name choice than the generic and somewhat misleading Monday Mashup. (I was expecting a different kind of mashup.) But the talent is there and this should help draw a broader audience, and perhaps some gamers, to the growing site.