[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Orange Marmalade" Episode 3 2015/05/22,
It would appear that "Orange Marmalade" has decided to take the more sensible route of having one normal-length episode instead of airing two somewhat shorter ones air right after the other. Well, good. The last two episodes only had about one episode worth of plot anyway, and this episode moves along quite zippily. By the end the particulars of the romance are clearly established, as well as countless other important, intriguing plot points,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Why I'm Getting Married" 2014/12/21,
Ji-won (played by Park Hee-bon) is faced with a frequent conundrum- why is she getting married anyway? Her relationship with Seung-wook (played by Song Jong-ho) is hard to place. They're already living together, and they actually kind of already act like a cranky married couple, too. In early scenes we seem them having petty fights with the kind of self-confidence you only really get from a long-term relationship. Anybody else would to be too scared of running into a break-up. But is that a real relationship? Ji-won doesn't really know,...More
"The Full Sun", 3 observation points 2014/02/05, Source,
The new KBS 2TV drama "The Full Sun" has revealed its 3 observation points.
First, it's the fancy scale. The first part of the drama starts off in Thailand. Based in the beaches of a hotel, the Bangkok Jewelry fair and the garden set of jewelry brand Bel Lafair are ready for viewing, and following are chasing action scenes and gun shooting scenes,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 18 2013/11/23,
This episode of the Suspicious Housekeeper focused on the long arm of Park Bok-nyeo and she's influenced and helped the people around her. They, in turn, want to help her regain her smile and her happiness. Before she can focus on herself, Bok-nyeo achieves her end with Seo Ji-hoon and the process was both exciting and aggravating. The dialogue and tensions between Bok-nyeo and Ji-hoon were spot on, but the settings and the atmosphere was off. He sets a fire and it doesn't spread. They aren't sweating,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 17 2013/11/20,
At long last it is time for Park Bok-nyeo to take action and she is every bit as clever as we knew she would be. However, it still feels like the drama has been running for too long. There is a lot of unnecessary back and forth and stagnation in character growth. Bok-nyeo should've confronted Ji-hoon three episodes ago,...More
[Spoiler] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Choi Ji-woo succeeds in revealing the truth 2013/11/18, Source, Choi Ji-woo managed to reveal that Song Jong-ho was stalker.
Bok-nyeo pretended to have a good time with Do-hyeong in her hometown. She then knocked him out cold and tied him up. Then she put a camera in front of him and made him confess that he was guilty. She also mentioned that he was Seo Ji-hoon and that he was connected to detective Lee Tae-sik somehow. She said he would be here to reveal his secret identity. However, Do-hyeong refused til the end,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 11 2013/10/29,
This show went where I didn't want it to go, but it didn't do it badly. It introduced a sociopath, which is usually a garden variety villain. What makes this particular sociopath interesting is the amazing acting of Song Jong-ho and the careful writing that makes his character keep the viewer doubting his identity,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 10 2013/10/29,
Park Bok-nyeo is a housekeeper no longer. She is now a single-minded woman on a mission to obliterate the living demons from her past. After sharing her sad tale with the Eun family, she leaves them to chase down Song-hwa's new boss who resembles a man she thought was dead, Seo Ji-hoon. The story of Bok-nyeo's past is heart-breaking. She was neglected by her mother, studied hard to appease said mother, abused by her stepfather and stalked by a student she tutored, Seo Ji-hoon. He forced her to flee the country, where she met and married her husband. But Ji-hoon wouldn't leave her alone and her family died in a fire because of it,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 9 2013/10/28,
Park Bok-nyeo's past is coming to haunt her in many forms. The children and Sang-chul are rabidly curious about her and keep questioning her; her mother-in-law's right-hand man threatens her; she meets a face from her past that makes her break her composure for the first time in the drama. All put together, this makes the mystery of Bok-nyeo unravel at a nice pace. Around her, the Eun family is starting to rebuild their ties,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Grand Heist": Catch it When you Can! 2013/01/12, Film: "The Grand Heist"" 바람과 함께 사라지다 (Ba-lam-gwa Ham-gge Sa-ra-ji-da)
Director: Kim Joo-hoStars:Cha Tae-hyeon, Oh Ji-ho, Min Hyo-rin & Lee Chae-yeongReview Score: 4 / 5
Kim Joo-ho's first major feature "The Grand Heist" came into the charts last year when "The Thieves" had just hit its stride. Despite coming up against the likes Choi Dong-hoon's record-breaking hit, along with a few other money-makers both foreign and domestic, the film pulled together 4,909,937 admissions without ever being number one. That's a tally worthy of forth place in the list of highest grossing Korea films of 2012. A list led by "The Thieves" (12,983,182), followed by "Masquerade" (12,319,390), and that places Kim's heist flick almost two million behind "A Werewolf Boy" (6,654,390).
The film is set during Korea's favoured Chosun period, and here the royal family have control over the production and distribution of ice. In Kim's telling ice becomes a highly sought-after commodity that represents the indulgence and decadence of the rich and powerful, as well as the hopes and needs of the weak and in need. Jo Myung-soo, a royal nobleman played by Nam Kyeong-eup, decides to put in motion plans that would give him exclusive rights and power of the ice trade. However, to do this he needs to take care of the resourceful and reckless Deok-moo (Cha Tae-hyeon), and his dutiful father, as well Dong-soo (Oh Ji-ho), a skilled and incorruptible public office who watches over the ice warehouse and its workers,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Myeong Se-bin returns after 3 years of absence! 2010/04/12, Source, Myeong Se-bin is confident in her new role as a married woman about to face divorce. She is coming back through the new drama "Three Sisters".
In 2007, she had married but divorced in 5 months because of personality conflicts with her husband.
She wanted to return through other dramas but her health did not allow her to work.
Myeong said that her health and hurt from the marriage was still painful to her that she couldn't work for a while.
Now, she is well and is excited to return to the screens!
Myeong hopes that this drama will be her great opportunity to start her acting career fresh and that th,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Will it Snow for Christmas?" 2010/01/14, Source,
From left, actor Ko Soo and actress Han Ye-seul pose during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??" held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on November 25, 2009. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Written by Kang Myoung-seok Not once in his life has he not been the smartest in his class. He is also good-looking and can fight well. He still misses the girl he loved when he was in his teens. And he is a man of integrity who will be straightforward to the daughter of his company's chairman. Kang-jin (played by Ko Soo) in SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??" is not a man. He is a mythical character in existence for the women and the drama is the alter for that myth. When Kang-jin reveals the muscles on his forearms to execute the miracle of driving a nail into Ji-wan's (played by Han Ye-seul) wall, people around him will give their testimony on their sighting. Even Tae-joon (played by Song Jong-ho), the top elite in the Bumseo Group, commits an irregularity out of fear of Kang-jin, the chairman's daughter Woo-sun (played by Sun Woo-sun) praises Kang-jin for his honesty and sturdiness while the owner of the cafe at which Ji-wan works says he would want Kang-jin to be his nephew-in-law.
Hence, it seems it will start snowing if Kang-jin says so, and everyone who exists within the world of "Will It Snow for Christmas??" is in love with him. It would not be an overstatement to say that Ji-wan and Kang-jin's role in the drama is to show that they have to break up although they love each other and Tae-jun is considered a cowardly man the moment he starts competing with Kang-jin. The balance between the characters crumble and when Kang-jin disappears from the screen, the remaining characters are busy confessing their emotions about him rather than moving the drama forward with their own stories.,...More
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