[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Prime Minister and I" Episode 7 2013/12/30,
The plot kind of moves forward this episode. By the end every character has clear motivations. But more importantly, they have clear expectations of each other. This is significant, because even if we don't know exactly why Joon-gi (played by Ryu Jin) seems to have it in for Yool, the fact that other characters believe he should be acting a certain way helps beg the question of why he's pushing so hard with the political machinations. It creates tension without wrecking the mystery.
In more general terms of characterization, we also get to see Yool in a much needed state of weakness,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Capital Scandal" 2013/12/14,
When Jung Ryeo-won's character in 'The King of Dramas' wrote the drama all the characters were out to produce, it was pegged as a period noir romance set during the Japanese occupation and called 'Gyeongseong Morning'. For drama fans who found that drama within a drama interesting, it could be perhaps inspired by 2007 drama 'Gyeongseong Scandal' or 'Capital Scandal'. While not really noir in nature, the series does have a very unique style of presentation slightly similar to it and is an interesting mix of a period drama and romantic comedy,...More
Drama of the week Really Really Like You 2011/10/27, Source,
Drama of the week Really Really Like You (2006) Directed by Kim Jin-man Written by Bae Yoo-mi Network : MBC With Eugene, Ryu Jin, Lee Min-ki, Yoon Seung-won, Yoo Tae-joon, Yoon Ji-hoo,... 34 episodes - Sat, Sun 19:50 Synopsis There's no 'nobody'. Everybody is once an important person to somebody. The Life Story of Beautiful-minded People; 'The true meaning and hope of life can be learned from ordinary people'. What makes Love Truly different from other stories is its characters; those who work in the Blue House (Korean presidential residence). This drama introduces the viewers the place considered mysterious and tabooed in TV dramas. It also features the people working inside the most unknown place in the country,...More
[Spoiler] "Babyfaced Beauty" Jang Nara wins 2011/06/28, Source,
With the handicap of education and age, a normal old-Miss (Jang Nara) won a complete victory against the wicked ladies and stood right up. Around her are a few Daddy Long Leg's with the exact opposite attraction as her.
The set up of this drama is genuine like the 1990s trendy dramas but there is nothing that emphasizes catharsis more than this. When a bold and earnest woman hits a home run, the viewers will cheer along.,...More
Ryu Jin, perfect visual 2011/05/11, Source,
Actor Ryu Jin's pictures from his younger days have been revealed.
Recently on an online community, a mass amount of pictures of Ryu Jin's growing up was put up. The pictures date from his baby days to his teenage days until he's a full grown up showing the changes in his appearance in one glance.,...More
"Dong Yi" continues to lead Mon-Tue dramas 2010/05/06, Source,
Official poster of "Dong Yi" [MBC]
MBC TV series "Dong Yi" continued to bring in high ratings this week, taking the lead in the rivalry amongst shows in the Monday and Tuesday primetime slot.
Research firm TNS Media Korea revealed that "Dong Yi", into its seventh week of showing, recorded an average viewership rating of 22 percent on May 3 and 4, decreasing a slight 0.1 percent from last week,...More
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