[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Special Affairs Team TEN" (Seasons 1 and 2) 2014/03/29,
OCN's dive into the crime genre has produced a few solid shows over the last few years. Since all of them are within the investigative and crime genre, their premises are what the channel relies on to entice viewers and freshen things up. Although mostly no more than gimmicks, these features do bring another dimension to crime fighting. Han Jin Woo's fight with his past and himself ("God's Quiz"), Min Tae-yeon and his larger-than-life vampirism ("Vampire Prosecutor") etc. "Special Affairs Team TEN" is ironically not 'special' in any way. There is no real gimmick here. What this drama relies on instead is a more realistic and cold approach to crime,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival - Save Wang Jo-Hyeon" 2013/11/14,
This drama makes a deliberate decision to cloak itself in the aura of the nineties. In short time both a a very fat television and loads of VHS tapes make an appearance. These objects make for a cute few moments of nostalgia-based jokes, but it isn't long before we find out what these items actually represent in the story. Joong-Sik (played by Choi Woo-sik) is basically a child. This is forgivable, since he can't be much older than a teenager. Regardless, he still has to grow up and learn that the reality of the world isn't the fantasy he sees in television shows,...More
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