Monday, August 3, 2015

Drama Review: Mask (2015)

Korean Title: 가면
English Title: Mask
Rating: 8.5/10
Main Cast:
Soo Ae as Byun Ji Sook/Seo Eun Ha
Joo Ji Hoon as Choi Min Woo
Yun Jung Hoon as Min Suk Hoon
Yoo In Young as Choi Mi Yeon

The Plot:
A woman from poor background is brought to replace her dead lookalike, marry 2nd generation chaebol and enter his life. Despite being in constant fear of being caught and threatened by the villains, she is able to find love and heal the man she is married with.

“A drama where illogical, improbable and ridiculous things thrown out and patched to create a story, but somehow that does work on some extent, especially the romance.” 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Movie Review: The Royal Tailor (2014)

English Title: The Royal Tailor
Korean Title: 상의원
Genre: period/drama/fashion
Director: Lee Won Suk
Release Date: December 24, 2014
Rating: 9/10

Main Cast
Han Seok Kyu as Cho Dol Suk (Royal Head Tailor)
Go Soo as Lee Kong Jin
Yoo Yeon Seok as King
Park Shin Hye as Queen

A royal tailor is challenged by new, younger and more liberal tailor. The new tailor makes ruckus around the country and tries to create more comfortable and beautiful clothes. Problems arise, when the tailor also falls in love with the Queen and the royal tailor feels threatened .

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015: The Return of A-List Actresses to Kdrama

2015 may be the best year to witness and watch A-list actresses in dramaland as some of them have dramas line-ups ready to greet the audience. Some A-list actresses who work in Korean dramas and movies industry long enough have decided to comeback and give viewers something to wait for. Ha Ji Won, Song Hye Kyo, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Sun Ah, Soo Ae, and Lee Young Ae are cast for several different dramas on the upcoming months. While the others, like Shin Min Ah also likely to be cast in new dramas. While the likes of Ha Ji Won and Gong Hyo Jin still acted in dramas last year, the rest are on long hiatus from dramaland and prefer movies or even completely going on hiatus from acting like Kim Sun Ah and Lee Young Ae. That’s why this year, their comebacks are anticipated by fans and kdrama aficionados in and outside Korea.

Here are the previews of their upcoming dramas.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Drama Review: Pinocchio (2014)

Korean Title: 피노키오
English Title: Pinocchio
Rating: 8/10
Main Cast:
Lee Jong Suk as Ki Ha Myung/Choi Dal Po
Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
Kim Young Kwang as Seo Bum Jo
Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae

The Plot:
A group of rookie reporters at different news stations get entangled with news, passion, aspiration, and revenge rolled into one and bad-not-so-bad villains ready to tackle down their every attempts to report honest news. Oh, and the romance between adoptive uncle and his niece who can’t lie.