[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 16 2017/01/11,
Joon-jae's mother did not get hit by a car. Instead we get a very satisfying reunion of mother and son that results in mutual sleuthing into Ji-hyeon's mother and her shadowy past. This plot thread took up the bulk of the hour with very little interference by Cheong's and Joon-jae's romance.,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 15 2017/01/06,
At last our main couple is on the same page. Cheong can be honest with Joon-jae about who she is and where she came from and feel comfortable with the fact that he loves her. While these two are growing closer, the villains are inching their way towards evil. While Ji-hyeon does become violent this episode, he is so deflated by a scolding from Dae-yeong that he loses all potency as a villain,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 14 2017/01/04,
After a pre-empted episode last week, episode 14 tore into this week at full force with heavy plot and character development. There were a few awkward changes, but for the most part, it was one of the most interesting episodes to date. Part of what made it interesting was the change in Ji-hyeon's character,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 13 2016/12/29,
Joon-jae and Cheong grow closer, flirting like mad and coping with Cheong's attempt to learn about love via the internet. As they are sealed in their blissful bubble of romantic happiness, Dae-yeong and Ji-hyeon's mother continue their nefarious ways and are sadly joined by another,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 10 2016/12/16,
Cheong's presence amongst the humans is causing quite a stir along with Dam-ryeong's clever intervention in Joon-jae's life. Around the couple, people are starting to cotton on that things aren't quite as they should be as the mermaid's otherworldly nature becomes more evident.,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 9 2016/12/14,
Sometimes all a man needs in life is the steadfast presence of someone who doesn't leave when the going gets tough. For Joon-jae, a man who was abandoned by his family in his youth, the unwavering devotion of mermaid Cheong gives him the strength to get through the tough times.,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 8 2016/12/08,
The parallels between past and present grow greater as Joon-jae experiences flashbacks of his previous life. Parallels don't just run between past and present, but between characters. In many ways such comparisons are useful, but in this drama they are belabored. That is the great downfall of this otherwise adorable drama, it overuses plot points and cute character traits until they lose their sparkle. Joon-jae's and Cheong's past romance, while sweet, doesn't have the insistence necessary to carry this story forward,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Legend of the Blue Sea" Episode 3 2016/11/23,
No matter how much the mermaid tries to stay away from her Joon-jae, fate in this tightly woven fabric of fantasy always leads him to her, or she to him. Oftentimes convenient coincidences are the product of lazy writing. In "The Legend of the Blue Sea" it tells the story of two lovers who fate transcends time and circumstance. Not only is it romantic, but it's fun, cool, and full of the opportunity for Jeon Ji-hyeon to time and time again prove herself the genius comedienne that she is. Episode 3 is comprised of three plot threads during three periods of time in our main characters' lives or the lives of their incarnations,...More
Sung Hoon shares his feeling about wrapping up 'Five Children' 2016/08/23, Source, Sung Hoon has shared his feeling about finishing KBS 2TV's "Five Children".
Sung Hoon wrote on his personal Instagram, "Good bye, Sang-min, I had so much fun", along with a photo of himself from the drama. In the revealed photo, he is showing his signature big smile, cool and manly. Netizens said, "Thank you for the great acting performance", "What should I do, I'm in love with Sang-min", "Can't believe it's over" and more reactions,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Warm Romances and Cold Shoulders 2016/08/06,
The summer-to-fall dramas are gearing up for release as the next drama season draws near. Fully pre-produced sageuk drama "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo" has dropped an impressive video filled with all the lovely things fans have probably been drooling over during its production. Speaking of Chinese stories and pre-production, I briefly consider the fate of this method in a future shaped by tensions between the countries. Lastly, I share goodies from "Incarnation of Jealousy" and other dramas,...More
Baek Jongwon's wife So Yoo-jin counterattacks 2016/02/17, Source, So Yoo-jin is coming back as an actress. She is starring in the new KBS 2TV weekend drama "Five Children".
Baek Jongwon and So Yoo-jin got married in 2013. They had their first son in 2014 and a daughter in September 2015. The last drama So Yoo-jin starred in was the KBS 2TV drama "Pretty Boy" and she's been busy as a parent ever since. Cuisine researcher Baek Jongwon became popular as he started appearing on TV. He's starring in the MBC TV show "My Little Television", tvN "Home Cooked", SBS "3 Kings" as more,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/04/12, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Han Gong-ju": A student struggles to escape her past at a new school in this compelling debut drama. (04/17)
★★★★ "One Summer Night": A romantic tale about broken hearts, abandonment, and newly confessed love. (04/17)
★★★ "God's Eye View": A missionary group are abducted by Islamic rebels and fear their faith is slipping away. (04/17)
★★★★ "Uigwe, the 8-Day Festival 3D": The KBS Documentary team that recorded the 8 books of Joseon's 22nd King Jeong-jo's 8-day festival revives this event in Korea's very own 3D technology. (04/17)
★★★ "KaTalk Project": Eleven upcoming Korean Art School students have gathered together to show modern children the definition of fun in art. (04/17)
★★★★ "The Legacy": A struggling law student has to deal with academic pressures, his dying father, and a would-be sibling who suddenly appears. (04/17)
★★★★ "Make Your Move": A top dancer falls in love with a rival club's sister and has to deal with the consequences. (04/17),...More
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