Apparently this drama is still setting up the premise and storyline. For some reason I assumed that Se-ro already knew all the same basic background information of the plot that we did. But no, it pretty much takes him the whole episode to get all that information straightened out in his head. Which puts a bit of an odd spin on the man's actions up until that point. Particularly in regards to Yeong-won.
Basically, Se-ro is being the cool aloof type, the kind that gets plastered all over bad romance novels...More
"Miss Korea" is moving into contrived territory. It's forcing its plot down a narrow path, warping characters and events in order to cater to the plot's endgoal. None of it feels organic save for Ji-young's precocious attitude and the adorable cast chemistry. But no amount of cuteness or swoon-worthy moments can save a drama from inconsistent writing.
Each character in the story is now working for (or against) the promotion of Vivi's lipgloss, the complimentary makeup product to the BB cream stolen by rival company, Bada Cosmetics...More
Ice gives way to fire as "Pompeii" overthrows "Frozen" at the top…
Disney's Oscar contender "Frozen" was finally dislodged at the top of pile in a hotly contested tussle at the top. This past weekend saw Paul W. S. Anderson's disaster epic "Pompeii" entered in first position (542,060-21.3%), a film that has been struggling globally after poor reviews stunted its hopes of reaching the $100M it took to produce. Despite its unimpressive stats thus far, Anderson's indulgent 3D flick only narrowly outplayed Kim Kwang-sik-I's newly released "Tabloid Truth" (440,829-20%). "Tabloid Truth" is already looking good to overtake Kim's pervious effort with "My Dear Desperado", a romantic comedy that claimed nearly 700K stubs back in 2010...More
It would seem that Eun-soo has found yet another largely ineffective way of dealing with her problems- making no effort to emote at all. I'd find this latest development depressing except that it's just what we have to expect from these characters at this point. The ending in particular is a strong statement on the direction Eun-soo seems to keep moving in life. The poor woman's just running around in circles, accomplishing nothing, incapable of really opening up to anyone aside from family...More
I don't find the idea of a woman who loses control of her body and blacks out for several hours at a time without any memory of what happened to be a particularly amusing one. "Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective" is trying to push this as a form of comedic relief, but it's honestly just kind of creepy. Not in a good ghost story creepy way either, given what little is done to actually address how Seon-woo feels about it.
The general anonymity of the drama's whole premise is problematic really...More
Goong-sang (played by Kim C) is a man in his forties. That's pretty much his entire conflict. Consequently "Drama Special - Fickle Minded" can be a bit difficult to really grasp as a narrative. There's not really anything in here that could be called a romance even though ostensibly Goong-sang's main conflict is that he's in his forties and still alone. A peculiar funeral visit doesn't really do much to significantly change that.
Which is kind of odd, considering that the situation which plays out bears an astonishing similarity to, well, most romantic comedy storylines really...More
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The main conflict this time is kind of dumb. However, it's dumb mainly because the original storytelling device itself is also dumb. Yes, "Emergency Couple" has finally forced its main characters to question the logic of their pretending to be strangers. Pretty good timing too. This kind of plotting goes down much easier on the edge of jokes than it would on the end of a serious dramatic conflict.
Case in point- the whole thing with the baby. It's hard to tell whether the baby is really dying as opposed to just crying...More
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