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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Woman with a Suitcase" Episode 8

2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Episode 8 of "Woman with a Suitcase" bravely tackled a very difficult subject: homosexuality. It treated the character in the episode with respect and touched upon the issue in an honest way. Of course, as a drama on a public station it couldn't challenge societal precepts, but I'm glad that the social commentary was made.

The backdrop for the episode was the case of the week, which focused on a murder revolving around the homosexual relationship of a prominent citizen...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Incarnation of Jealousy" Episode 18

2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Cohabitation has come to a boiling point in episode 18 of "Incarnation of Jealousy". Emotions run high as Na-ri dates both Hwa-sin and Jeong-won. Add to the mix a belatedly active second lead, Anchor Hong Hye-won (Seo Ji-hye), and we have quite the sizzling episode.

Hye-won has been in the drama for a while, putting moves on Hwa-sin and flirting like the seductress that she is...More

[Spoiler] "The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop" 31%, no match

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

"The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop" took over the weekend with 31%, according to Nielsen Korea on the 24th.

This record is 7.3% more than the previous episode last weekend...More

[Guest Film Review] "Ditto"

2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Yoon So-eun is a student at Seoul university and is in love with a co-student, Dong-hee. In her efforts to approach him, she shows a fake interest to attend a lesson regarding wireless radios, ending with her, actually owning one. A few days later, she listens to someone trying to communicate and she decides to answer. On the other line of the wireless is another student of the same university, Ji In. The two of them start talking on a regular basis and they end up becoming friends. She talks to him about her love for Dong-hee and Kim  Min-joo, her best friend, and he for a girl who does not leave him alone, Hyeon-ji...More

Hopes Fade for Alternative to Military Service

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Hopes are fading for an alternative to Korea's mandatory military service after decades of calls from pacifists and religious groups to spare conscientious objectors the martial ordeal.

Some 6,088 young men chose prison rather than mandatory military service over the decade from 2006 to 2015, over 99 percent on religious grounds, according to Defense Ministry data Thursday. That boils down to 600 a year, or just 0.24 percent of all 250,000 annual conscripts...More

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