[Guest Drama Review] "Healer" 2017/03/04,
Filled with a good blend of suspense, mystery and just enough action, Healer was a surprisingly well executed and thought out drama. Following the life of Seo Jeong-hoo (Ji Chang-wook) aka Healer, the series begins with an introduction to his dangerous yet thrilling occupation as a so called "Night Courier", doing almost anything for money as long as it didn't involve killing. Pulled out of his lifestyle of isolation and dreaming of living on an island somewhere, he then meets Chae Yeong-sin (Park Min-young) our female lead,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" 2016/06/04,
Korean dramas place great importance on providing escapism. They portray words where love always conquers all and bad guys always pay. At the same time, many cross the line of being relatable to the real people watching and very few go beyond satisfying superficial needs before sending us on our merry way. "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" is an idealistic drama which bends the law and reality to its will, but unlike most series, it does so for a worthy payout,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 20 Final 2016/05/31,
The end has arrived for "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho", but the food for thought it leaves us with makes this goodbye a satisfying one. The time for our criminals to receive their just rewards has come and they all face the situation in a different way. We have some surprises when it comes to the future of our heroes and life goes on for everyone involved. Despite Deul-ho's constant success in the courtroom, the show's moral is realistic and therefore incredibly profound,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 19 2016/05/30,
One of the strong suits of "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" is its handling of emotions and episode nineteen gives Deul-ho and us a rough time, as his life is endangered by evidence. It also reveals crucial information about the past and the true extent of Yeong-il's involvement in important events. Some revelations raise more questions, others neatly tie threads opened in the drama's beginning. Deul-ho repeats certain mistakes and we have miraculous interventions, but they do not majorly harm what is a thrilling episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 18 2016/05/24,
Deul-ho and Ji-wook are pulled towards their respective loved ones and away from justice. Eun-jo voices her worries over this and reminds Deul-ho and us what this series has been about. With only two episodes left, it is time for the fight against Yeong-il to get dirty and the dirt sadly touches our heroes as well. This is the first time "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" has missed some marks on its hero, but I hope the end brings justice back,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 16 2016/05/17,
Get ready to feel happy, relieved, disappointed and worried. Get ready to feel a lot of things in today's episode, frankly, because a new villain has revealed themselves and they will not make the same mistakes Chairman Jeong has been making. It is time for some of our characters to decide on some really tough choices and a highly awaited conversation takes place between Hae-kyeong and Deul-ho. Also, adorable Soo-bin is back,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 15 2016/05/16,
The case against Chairman Jeong Geun-mo is reaching a climax as his accomplices are cornered and his secrets are revealed. Some of our characters choose their sides clearly, others continue to be a mystery. Deul-ho is not above gloating, but he knows better than to trust an easy win. The more you back someone into a corner, the more they and those who can go down with them will lash out,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 14 2016/05/11,
After a case fully dedicated to Chairman Jeong Geun-mo's financial transactions it is the turn of one related to the cost of human life lost to his dirty business practices. As Jeong becomes more reckless and obsessed with destroying our Superman, his accomplices start to worry over their involvement with him. Hae-kyeong goes head to head with Deul-ho and Eun-jo in court and her motives are being questioned by those around her,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 13 2016/05/09,
Our plot and character development make great strides in episode thirteen of "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho". It is amazing how people show their true colors when push comes to shove and now we get to see who Deul-ho's and justice's true allies and enemies are. Are those revelations surprising? Not really, but some are so very satisfying, especially when Deul-ho's fate is at stake. We still need more information on the past, but the present is definitely delivering,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 11 2016/05/03,
Things get serious in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" as our main villain becomes more aggressive than ever. Eun-jo's step-father sparks a new case, new challenges and social commentary. Eun-jo herself reaches a boiling point, but now her time has hopefully come to get down to business. New adversaries surface and older ones falter as the chessboard rattles. Deul-ho's determination to risk everything is about to be challenged, but we know him pretty well by now,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 10 2016/04/26,
Everyone give the flashback fairy a round of applause, because she is here and she brings a lot of backstory with her. Episode ten gives us a little look into Deul-ho's and Hae-kyeong's less than blissful life together, as well as his musical interrogation room meetings with Dae-soo. I find myself with more questions than answers, but the past is returning and maybe bringing those answers with it. Chairman Jeong's time has come yet again,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 7 2016/04/18,
Deul-ho finally discovers his true calling beyond the case of Michael Jeong and Eun-jo incorporates herself in our team, which is always welcoming her presence. Episode 7 marks the opening of a case not related to our main villain, at least not so far. Most importantly, Deul-ho's triumphant return faces some problems, as he struggles between his role as a father and a newfound hero for the people,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 6 2016/04/13,
So many important and intense things happen in episode 6 that I actually needed a break and a glass of water before starting my work on this piece. Eun-jo has finally made her big decision about life as a lawyer and we are moving past the introduction. Ji-wook and Hae-kyeong just entered the delightful grey zone, there are wins, losses, regrets and redemption. The future of "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho"? Unknown, but I will be anticipating it with glee,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" Episode 3 2016/04/04,
The power of Byeon Ji-sik's words may have hit Deul-ho and Eun-jo hard, but it is surprisingly the latter, supposedly the more naive and oblivious of the two who understands what she feels and what this means to her first. Episode 3 continues with the trial, but we also get more backstory on some of our characters, including our guest father and son,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Photography and Art 2016/01/16,
See how K-art is moving in on global markets, it's going to be an exciting year for art lovers in Seoul, take a walk around Jeju with photographer Kristine Sergejeva, and Lisa Speakman snaps up The Korean Bell of Friendship,...More
"Healer" begins filming 2014/11/04, Source, Yoo Ji-tae, Park Min-young and Ji Chang-wook were seen filming.
The new KBS 2TV drama started filming in Incheon and will move about to Seoul, Dae-jeon, Cheong-ju and all over the country for the making. The drama is currently focusing on the characters and filming the drama to the best of everyone's abilities,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - A Strange Relationship" 2013/08/21,
With "Who Are You - 2013" and "Master's Sun" there's been plenty of drama lately about people who can see ghosts and how it affects their lives. In "Drama Special - A Strange Relationship", the lead character has a rather different reaction. That is, he has almost no reaction at all to the fact that he moves into an apartment, discovers a ghost, and just stands around talking to as if this spectral entity was just a normal uninvited houseguest.
It's a pretty creepy ghost, too, I'd like to add. She's surrounded by unsettling lighting and a booming, barely comprehensible voice. Everyone else in the apartment building seems frightened just by the abstract possibility that this ghost might exist,...More
Historicals take over the later year 2011/07/18, Source,
The drama market in the start of the year was a depression. According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 26th, the only dramas that rated over 20% were KBS 1TV "Smile, Dong-hae", SBS "Secret Garden" and KBS 2TV "Believe in Love".
However, great masterpieces have been prepared for the later half of the year. Every broadcasting company has a historical and they are aiming for a counterattack. Return of star producers and writers also upgrade the anticipation.,...More
The 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards 2010/12/16, Source, The 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards took place at the International Convention Hall in Seoul's 63 Building on December 15th. The awards show first started in 1992, aiming to improve the quality of Korean culture and art and to further advance Korea's cultural content.
The following is a list of this year's winners!,...More
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