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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Twenty Again" Episode 3

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

The third episode finds childhood friends Hyeon-seok and No-ra still feeling each other out after having experiencing life separately for twenty years without maintaining their friendship. Life has changed them, but that doesn't stop Hyeon-seok from suffering intense curiosity at the secrecy No-ra displays upon their sudden reintroduction to one another. And No-ra, she is realizing that she's been living in a bubble as life has passed her by. It's not just the difficulties that she experiences as an older student, but the fact that she's never really been able to interact with others and watch the world grow. She's only watched her son grow up and her husband grow apart from her.

That husband, Woo-cheol, is in love with another woman, and the couple is suited in personality and temperament save for the fact that he's still married ...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

KOBIZ features the animated works of Hur Bum-wook, a short history of Korean sequels, Netflix scoops up Bong Joon-ho's new monster flick, and an interview with director Yoon Je-kyoon ("Ode to My Father")...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

Experience Seoul through one blogger's eyes, the Korean Tourism Organisation promotes Korea in the aftermath of the MERS outbreak, Jeju is getting so popular they're building another airport, and families travel to North Korea to see their relatives after years of living apart...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lover's Lane

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

Could South Korea become the world's leader for 'nano food'?, find out why Koreans are eating their dinners online for all to see (aka Mokbang), and Sue over at My Korean Kitchen shares her recipe for a burger with no bun...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

Discover what to expect when dating in Korea, find out what psychology can tell us about Korean pop culture, what's it like to be gay in Korean culture?, and see how Koreans are using twitter compared to other nations...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Photography and Art

2015/11/15 | | Permalink

See Jeju through the eyes of a young foreign photographer who's decided to call the island home, explore the reality of plastic surgery in Korea with some behind-the-scenes shots, a North Korean defector turns on the North's propaganda campaigns, and what are manwha's all about?...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Answer Me 1988" Episode 4

2015/11/14 | | Permalink

Deok-seon wants to go to university. Her family is ambivalent about this. Which is weird to see because in the modern day this desire is so utterly banal that it barely even counts as a desire. In South Korea (and the United States too for that matter) everyone is supposed to go to college. It's not a factor that's influenced by such rational circumstances as money, career goals, or scholastic aptitude. As is usually the case with "Answer Me 1988", looking at the situation as presented in this drama mostly just makes me wonder why the world we live in today is the one that comes off weird in comparison...More

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