[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Miss Korea" Episode 18 2014/02/24, "Miss Korea" is moving into contrived territory. It's forcing its plot down a narrow path, warping characters and events in order to cater to the plot's endgoal. None of it feels organic save for Ji-young's precocious attitude and the adorable cast chemistry. But no amount of cuteness or swoon-worthy moments can save a drama from inconsistent writing. Each character in the story is now working for (or against) the promotion of Vivi's lipgloss, the complimentary makeup product to the BB cream stolen by rival company, Bada Cosmetics,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Miss Korea" Episode 10 2014/01/26,
Now that the "Miss Korea" pageant has begun in earnest, "Miss Korea" the show has stepped up its game and has finally become truly interesting. There is juicy character development, complicated schemes of ambitious pageant competitors and a few good old-fashioned cat fights. Not a moment is wasted once Ji-young is crowned third runner up along with a co-competitor for that co-competitor and her handler to turn cruel,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Miss Korea" Episode 3 2013/12/30,
Although Miss Korea gives off a dark feel because it's set in 1997 during the IMF Crisis and because of the rocky relationship between all the main players, the drama still breezes by. It doesn't have much substance despite all the stakes that have been and continue to be set. The show is relying on character development because the plot is weak,...More
6th Daegu Int'l Musical Festival to start next week 2012/06/04, Source,
A scene from "Arirang Fantasy", a musical about married immigrants in Korea. The show will open the sixth Daegu International Musical Festival, June 15-July 9. / Courtesy of DIMF
The sixth Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF) will heat up the southeastern city of Daegu with musical performances from five countries from June 15 to July 9. Beginning in 2006, the DIMF is one of the biggest musical theater festivals in Korea. The festival aims to bridge musical creators and market by supporting homegrown works,...More
[JIMFF] Opening ceremony of the 6th JIMFF 2010/08/16, Source,
From left, Korean rock band YB lead vocalist Yoon Do-hyun and actress Kim Jung-eun emcee at the opening ceremony of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival held at the city of Jecheon in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea on August 12, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
After having seen several nights of summer nights hot enough to melt the asphalt on the ground, rock artist Yoon Do-hyun and actress Kim Jung-eun, emcees of the opening ceremony of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, brought a cool breeze with them,...More
"Cats": The Korean production of the world-famous musical "Cats" is running through Jan. 18 at Charlotte Theater in Jamsil-dong, Seoul. Featuring singer and actress Ok Ju-hyun as Grizabella and Dae-sung from boy band Big Bang as Rum Tum Tuger, the sexy and rebellious cat. Tickets are fro,...More
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