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Rise in Online Drug Deals Leads to Record Arrests

Source | 2016/08/28 | | Permalink

The number of people caught for narcotics offenses in Korea hit a record high in 2015, mainly due to a rise in online drug deals.

According to a white paper from the Supreme Prosecutors' Office on Monday, the number of people arrested for drug crimes rose 19.4 percent from a year earlier to 11,916...More

[Orion's Drama News] In Sickness and In Inebriation

2016/08/27 | | Permalink

A lot of new shows are starting and many are coming up as summer comes to a close. "Drinking Alone" gives us a glimpse of its drinkers, lonely and not. Cancer-themed romantic comedy "Fantastic" will be starting soon and its promise is as undeniable as the oddity of the genre attached to its premise. "K2" is a highly expected series and the creators know it, because they are all about the teasing. I also share other news and I have my picks for this drama season...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 15

2016/08/27 | | Permalink

We are almost at the end of "The Good Wife", which looks like it will be a typical fight against an antagonist we have been expecting to take on the part for a long time. Tae-joon is determined to destroy Joong-won and while Hye-kyeong is happy with her decision, she faces problems at work in addition to Tae-joon's wrath. As we approach the final hour, the show's good and bad points become more pronounced...More

[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Fantastic"

2016/08/27 | | Permalink

"Terminal illness" and "comedy" do not exactly seem to match outside of the black comedy genre, yet Dramaland keeps trying to make it happen. Unfortunately, it usually fails. Even so, "Fantastic" is another drama which promises laughs and fluffy romance, along with great female friendship and other interesting concepts. The series does have promise and if it succeeds where many others have failed, it will be a pleasant surprise...More

[HanCinema's Feature] "An Overview of the Korean Film Industry"

2016/08/27 | | Permalink

To understand what the South Korean film industry is first you need to understand what film industries are in general. They are, in short, profitable enterprises designed to make money. That's a decidedly unglamorous description of a field that prides itself on making "art", but it's the cold hard truth. Hollywood, as a concept, only exists because a century ago the United States had a large, growing market for films. This made it possible for scale escalation and big budget movies. Most other countries with strong domestic film industries (India, Japan, and increasingly China) have the same advantage. Their domestic markets are so large it's easy to recoup production expenses...More

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