[HanCinema's Column] Kdrama Fandom - Accepting Creative Decisions
The persistence and aversion to change of the majority of kdrama fans is nothing new. Neither is o,...More
Han Hye-jin in 1st TV Role Since Marrying Ki Sung-yueng
Actress Han Hye-jin has returned to TV screens with a new SBS drama "Kind Words" just five months ,...More
"Love & Hate"
Label: Leon Entertainment
Honestly, Hyorin is the only member of the K-pop quartet Sistar who can really sing. On most of Sistar's songs, the voices of the other three girls constantly get overpowered by Hyorin, whose real name is Kim Hyo-jung, so it is not a surprise to see her go solo...More
The storyline this time around reads like an ineffective beer advertisement. Characters constantly search out and consume liquor here, all while while entering into the recesses of memory to figure out where it all went wrong. It's a pretty gloomy pit of distraughtness and despair, from which only the sweet taste of alcohol offers the slightest reprieve. Oh sure, there were good times- punctuated by those same awful moments which we now understand in retrospect to have ruined everything.
So, in case you couldn't guess, yeah, this episode is pretty depressing...More
While last episode focused on the fuzzy, happy parts of the new relationship between Na-Jeong and Rubbish, this one begins to take a more pragmatic view by showing us what their day-to-day life is in the household. I was rather curious why Na-Jeong's parents didn't show up in the last episode, and the reason for that is made clear here very quickly. They have no idea that Na-Jeong and Rubbish are seeing each other in a romantic light now. Or at least, they're pretending that they don't...More
The persistence and aversion to change of the majority of kdrama fans is nothing new. Neither is our overall preference for romance, handsome young men and the less challenging sides of entertainment. However, where one would think there are limits to how strong and forceful that behavior can get, we are often surprised to find out it gets worse...More
In the two previous pieces of the 'Strong Drama Women' trio, 'The Norm' and 'The Definition', I talked about how problematic and limiting the portrayals of women often are in Korean drama, with the rom-com drama being my main focus. When it is the genre most watched by and intended for women, it is surprising to see how little it sometimes thinks of them. But in my second piece, I talked about the existence of hope. And hope is here...More
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