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Lee Seung-chul sings at UN meeting

Source | 2014/08/29 | | Permalink

Singer Lee Seung-chul performed at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday. He sang the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang" at the 65th Annual UN DPI-NGO Conference, where leaders of nongovernmental organizations gathered to review the work they have done throughout the year and discuss new projects.

Lee is the first Korean singer to perform at the annual conference...More

[Video] Added music video 'Lighthouse' by Lee Ji-hyang for teh movie "Night Flight"

Source | 2014/08/29 | | Permalink

Added music video 'Lighthouse' by Lee Ji-hyang for teh movie "Night Flight"...More

Drama of the week "The Queen's Classroom"

Source | 2014/08/28 | | Permalink

Drama of the week "The Queen's Classroom" (2013)

Directed by Lee Dong-yoon

Written by Kim Eun-hee-II, Kim Won-seok

Network  : MBC

With Ko Hyeon-jeong, Seo Sin-ae, Kim Sae-ron, Ricky Kim, Kim Hyang-ki, Choi Yoon-yeong-I,...

16 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55
Synopsis
A self-righteous and never smiling teacher and a cold female student spend a year of conflicts and quarrels...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "It's Okay, That's Love" Episode 12

2014/08/28 | | Permalink

Jae-yeol and Hae-soo still spend a disproportionate amount of energy discussing marriage- but note the change in context. This isn't an abstraction. They aren't talking about this on a radio show like this was some kind of expert discussion. These are personal conversations in a casual atmosphere that deal with their situation on an individual level. There's actual genuine rapport here that's surprisingly effective.

It's a good demonstration of how "It's Okay, That's Love" is getting at least some of the genre fundamentals down correctly...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Idle Mermaid" Episode 4

2014/08/28 | | Permalink

I've been pretty patient about the drama's slow pacing up until now but this episode really pushes the limit. Yes, we do make a fair bit of plot progress by the end. The trouble is that in the meantime an inordinate amount of time is spent on build-ups and deliveries to plot points I honestly don't really care about. Isn't this supposed to be a romantic comedy? Ergo, there should be a lot of romantic bits mixed in with the comedy, especially given this is literally a life-and-death situation?

The most effective humor here turns to be of the platonic irrelevant variety. Try as I might, for example, it's pretty hard to picture Ahn Kil-kang as a mermaid, even when the drama goes to the trouble of showing him in full costume...More

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