[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 10 2016/05/27,
We have now hit the midpoint in "Master - God of Noodles" and all of our players are in place, fully ready and motivated to close in on Gil-do and destroy him. Episode ten surprises me in some very pleasant ways, pleasant surprises being a rarity for me in drama. Myeong, Yeo-gyeong and Tae-ha face their problems head on, Congressman So's connection runs much deeper and important new information surfaces for us and the characters,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 9 2016/05/25,
If your head is not already spinning from all the character connections and intricate plot, prepare to hold it in place, because episode nine of "Master - God of Noodles" is mercilessly packed. Gil-do's true nature and weaknesses are slowly being discovered by his enemies and Congressman So's connection to the story gets a big boost. Our makeshift family is threatened by misunderstandings as Tae-ha gets closer to the man we least want him to,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 8 2016/05/20,
The convenient workings of fate thankfully take a break in episode eight of "Master - God of Noodles" and we are back to character focus after another three-year time jump. Our protagonists and antagonists have moved on to bigger, but not necessarily better things, there are grand revelations and birth secrets confirmed and avoided, too. The noodle dishes are back with a tasty vengeance and tensions run high as our hero gets dangerously close to his target,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 7 2016/05/19,
Fate is a very prominent concept in Korean drama and we all know how good it is in making things happen without the need for a logical path leading to them. "Master - God of Noodles" has used fate in plausible ways, but episode seven crosses some limits I wish it hadn't. Fate-coated writing hiccups aside, the episode gives us some juicy revelations, new players for our backstabbing chessboard, plenty of suspense and material for the future,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 6 2016/05/12,
Get ready to stop breathing every few minutes and keep any comforting items or pets nearby, because episode six of "Master - God of Noodles" is one intense ride. Our characters drop their facades and others reveal the effort it takes to maintain them, reluctant alliances are formed and we have a birth secret on our hands if ever I have seen one. Between the tight storytelling and torturous food shots, this episode is a health hazard,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 5 2016/05/12,
This week "Master - God of Noodles" opens with a nicely timed detailed introduction to the character of Da-hae. Three years have passed and the present finds some of our characters as we left them and a few having made drastic changes. We are also introduced to new people on both sides of Gil-do's plans. Speaking of the Devil, life in Gangnam is sweet and he will let nothing and no one jeopardize it,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 4 2016/05/05,
A depressing fate befalls our makeshift family and the group is separated. Gil-do has big plans for his business and becomes more dangerous to our leads the closer he gets to the truth. Da-hae's spying endeavors reveal she has more than noodles in mind and Myeong is officially on the run. Episode four of "Master - God of Noodles" offers rich characterization and emotion. Grab a hot noodle soup and prepare for feelings,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 3 2016/05/04,
Gil-do has clearly never been worried about the idiom of burning bridges, because he is walking around waving fire at everything and everyone. His sadistic nature reaches new lows every time he acts or speaks. Episode three introduces new character connections and things get very dire for our hero, as his friends get caught up in his mess. The road to a complicated future stretches before us. Time for tangling some noodles,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 2 2016/04/28,
Gil-do is well on his way to winning a one-man moral limbo dance by going lower every day, our hero has revenge and food in mind and we have some new character introductions. Episode two pushes Myeong towards a very dangerous path and it will not be long before he has to start evading the truth to reach his target. The reunion hits him hard and the memories harder. Manly tears and noodle slurping ensue,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master - God of Noodles" Episode 1 2016/04/27,
If you think your life is tough, welcome to the world of revenge dramas. "Master - God of Noodles" offers hot noodle dishes and heaps of the famous dish best served cold. The creators waste no time and give us the full backstory between our hero and villain, all the way to the awkward reunion in the present. This is one impressive, stylish and exciting premiere episode. You could cut the tension with a knife. Enter the noodle jokes,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Master - God of Noodles" 2016/04/23,
Revenge has been taken in all manner of ways in a genre very favored by Korean drama. The basics of these premises remain very similar, something which sadly extends to their entire plots sometimes. Worry not, however, because a new type of revenge has arrived. An apron is his cape and a rolling pin his weapon. It sounds funny, but do not underestimate "Master - God of Noodles",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Greatest Thing in the World" Episode 2 2013/09/20,
Unfortunately, the drama has apparently decided that simply choosing to be a mother and hanging around with villainous characters is all the context needed to make Woo-Seon a likable character. Is professional rival Yoo-Ri catty and mean? Yes, but Woo-Seon deliberately lied to the production company about not having a medical condition in order to secure a stage role she cannot possibly perform. I can't worry about Yoo-Ri discovering Woo-Seon is pregnant when Yoo-Ri and the entire production company have a right to know about this,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Greatest Thing in the World" Episode 1 2013/09/19,
The first distinctive image we're treated to in this drama is of a father discovering that his teenage daughter is pregnant in a remarkably surreal absurd way, punctuated by stock music and sound effects that really hit just how stupid this guy feels for not figuring it out sooner. It's a generally serious moment that's totally wrecked by the way the drama's editing conspires to turn the whole incident into the butt end of a joke. And I have to admit, I laughed,...More
Kara Kang Jiyoung's drama to be aired in Japan 2012/09/04, Source,
"Rainbow rose" starring Kang Jiyoung from Kara and Park Geon-il from Supernova will be aired on cable TV channel Tooniverse.
"Rainbow Rose" is based in a Korean boarding house where students from various countries live together. The friendship and love between the students living there should be the fun of the drama. This drama was popular for the outstanding performance of the supporting actors and actresses when it was aired in Japan TV Tokyo in April,...More
Drama 'Rainbow Rose' Holds Press Conference in Japan
2012/04/05, Source, Kang Ji-young of Kara and Park Geon-il of Novasonic will appear as protagonists in the joint Korea-and-Japan drama "Rainbow Rose" (Japanese title "Love Mahjong"), and a press conference and preview event were held before its airing at TV Tokyo Tennozu Studio on April 3. The director of the drama, Kim Soo-ryong, said, "Actors from Korea, Japan, and the USA worked together to make this film. And I have tried to create a beautiful image like a rainbow, as the title says. At first, we had communication issues due to different languages, but all the actors tried to overcome this difficulty and produce a beautiful story together",...More
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