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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh My Ghostess" Episode 3

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

"Oh My Ghostess" spares not one moment as it delves into character development. Each interaction means something to our three main characters: Bong-seon (despite the fact that she's not mentally present), Soon-ae, and Seon-woo. They learn and grow from the people they were in the past or have the potential to learn in the future.

This episode was about missed timing ...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Oh My Ghostess" Episode 2

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

Episode 2 of "Oh My Ghostess" is just beyond the threshold of setup and jumping into new material and the transition is flawless. The story is propelled forward by compelling characters and a self-driven story. Each main character has their own history to contend with and their own present that troubles them. What "Oh My Ghostess" excels at is merging their worlds.

The loss of Bong-seon the tired girl as she is overtaken by ghostess Soon-ae is the only downside of the ghost possession ...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 16

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

"Mask" still has secrets floating around, but they are no longer the focus. The focus is on what the characters choose to do with their knowledge. They dance around feelings and play games of noble idiocy or vicious ignorance.

The heart of this episode was the relationship between Min-woo and Ji-sook as herself, not as Eun-ha ...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 15

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

The struggle to adapt to secrets is often as difficult for characters as it is to keep those secrets. Now that Ji-sook's major truth has been made known to Min-woo, other truths have begun to leak, dragging down loved ones as the secrets attempt to remain hidden from the world.

Ji-sook's truth causes Min-woo to real for most of the episode ...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mask" Episode 14

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

As I said in the last review, it really is the calm before the storm. Ji-sook's truth has been revealed to all major players. The next episode will tell us how Min-woo reacts, but the build up in this episode was well-wrought.

Mi-yeon is on a vengeful path fueled by the pain of loss and betrayal...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

Christopher H.K. Lee's documentary "The Last Tear" premieres in LA, Film Comment examines a touchy trend in South Korea cinema, Pierce Conran reviews "The Piper" for Twitch, and be sure to browse KOBIZ's book page for insight and information into the wonderful world of Korea cinema...More

[HanCinema's Digest] K-pop

2015/08/16 | | Permalink

LA promotes K-pop moves with its annual convention, What is Korean 'trap music'?, Harvard Political Review tackles PSY seriously, and the New York Times exmaines Keith Ape and rap in Korea...More

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