[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo" Episode 14 2016/10/10,
At least a year has passed since the previous episode of "Scarlet Heat: Ryeo", as it is now the second year in the reign of King Hyejong (played by Kim San-ho). I never felt much need to discuss King Hyejong back when he was just the crown prince, and unfortunately, his new regal title is of no help in making the character any more important. King Hyejong has a few scenes of pointless paranoia, makes a very bizarre demand of Prince So, then inevitably falls victim to the machinations of Prince Yo,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Perfect Partner": Sexual Taboos that Playfully Please. 2012/03/31,
Director Park Heon-soo has constructed a watertight film that shines where any good film should. He tastefully and playfully handles the film's numerous sex scenes as he teases and pleases till the lights come on. This raunchy sex comedy caught me off guard, but aside from the scrupulously edited sex scenes, of which there are a plenty, this provocative piece offers a well constructed story jammed with plenty of good humour within a solid and entertaining narrative,...More
'Caffeine:' fairy-tale musical for drama fans 2012/02/06, Source,
For fans of syrupy love-themed Korean dramas, your dream musical is here once again. Set in an intimate 359-seat hall, packed with humor and armed with a charismatic cast, "Caffeine" is set for another successful run on its hands, its third in two years.
Odd beverage-themed analogies, overly quick narrative jumps and forgettable opening numbers notwithstanding, the work makes it to the end in one piece, thanks to the easy-to-understand plot and the onstage couple's inspired acting, singing and chemistry. The result is a light-hearted movie-like spectacle, an entertaining experience to be sure but without lasting impact,...More
[Weekender] Summer musical treats 2011/07/07, Source,
"Romance of their Own"
From Broadway classics to K-pop jukebox musical
By Kwon Mee-yoo
The summer is usually considered a slow season for musicals but a wide variety of hot shows are here this season. From Broadway classics to jukebox musicals featuring K-pop, offering spectacles to tempt people to spend their vacations in theaters.
Classics with modern touch
Broadway classics "Guys and Dolls" will raise its curtain at LG Arts Center in southern Seoul on Aug. 2,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/04/21, Source,
Can saying goodbye ever be a beautiful experience[Interview : Bae Jong-ok, Actress ] "It is a heartwarming movie that will make you empathize with warm family relations and the preciousness of life as a family says goodbye to the mom whom they had always taken for granted".
[Interview : Kim Kap-soo, Actor] "It will be a movie that will encourage you to reflect on your own family",...More
[2010 10Asia's Awards] "Thank You" List 2010/12/31, Source, There are things that cannot be expressed through annual awards ceremonies. The big trophies are not enough to describe the gratitude we feel for the dramas that contributed to brightening our days during the past year. This is why 10Asia is presenting the "Thank You" list in which we selected 10 memorable dramas. This is a shout-out to all those dramas that at time melted our hearts with highly appealing looks, made our hands and feet cringe yet leave our eyes and mouths smiling with famous lines, delighted us at the mere sight of some characters and left the single viewers green with jealously with the romance scenes. Let us thank all these dramas that took our emotions on a most exciting roller coaster ride. So thank you! Eye-Cleanser of the YearKBS2 TV "Sungkyunkwan Scandal": Jalgeum Quartet
There is a fairy tale in Korea in which a filial daughter volunteers to sacrifice herself to a sea god in order to cure her father of his blindness,...More
[INTERVIEW and PHOTOS] Actor Kim San-ho 2010/01/27, Source, Interview with TV, film and musical actor Kim San-ho
Actor Kim San-ho [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name is Kim San-ho. A syllable in my name is used for everyone else in my family but I think he just flipped the name of the hospital where I was born which was "Ho San Women's Clinic" I lived in Cheonan in the South Chungcheong Province from the day I was born on February 12, 1982 up until high school. I am the youngest of three brothers. My family is composed of my parents, my two brothers, my eldest brother's wife and their two children. I love kids so whenever I visit my hometown, I play with the two. They always ask me to take them to Baskin Robbins (laughs). I was a theater major at the Seoul Institute of the Arts when I enlisted for the army at the age of 21. I didn't think it was a big deal back then but after seeing one of my close friends enter the army at the age of 30, I'm relieved that I finished my term at an early age.,...More
[MOVIE REVIEW] '24 Months' sheds light on conscription 2007/12/20, Source, No phones. No MP3 players. No girlfriends. For Korean men, a nightmarish experience is often compared to the compulsory military service. Many say their freedom is suppressed and they are not allowed to meet their loved ones often enough.
Still not sure about how dreadful it is to serve in the Ko,...More
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