Rage Against the K-drama Machine – The Scarlet Heart: Ryeo Edition

  (This is a joint post with the fabulous Zombie Mama.) Zombie: So my good friend Raine (from Raine’s Dichotomy) and I spent a good portion of our day today talking about the latest episodes of Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and well, we just couldn’t get all of our feelings out in one conversation. That being theContinue reading “Rage Against the K-drama Machine – The Scarlet Heart: Ryeo Edition”

HanCinema Review: Uncontrollably Fond Episode 1

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Nearly a year has passed since the first whispers of new pre-produced KBS2 drama Uncontrollably Fond began floating about. Writer Lee Kyeong-hee who penned popular dramas such as Nice Guy, Will It Snow for Christmas?, and A Love to Kill returns forContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Uncontrollably Fond Episode 1”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 22

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The story did jump ahead to focus on the Musin Rebellion and it chooses to skip a lot of what made King Yeongjo such an effective leader, instead painting him as ruthless while Dae-gil is the voice of reason and ofContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 22”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 21

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Episode 21 of Jackpot was riddled with action, blood, death, and promises for more of the same. Yeoning learns what a path to the throne is built on: sacrifice and tears. Dae-gil watches his brother suffer as he work to foilContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 21”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 14

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) The conflict in Beautiful Gong Shim is quite contrived. Circumstances are such that the show should have a constant thread of tension weaving in and out of scenes and character development, but the tension flags and wanes on such a regularContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 14”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 14

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Realization is the name of the game in episode 14 of Entertainers. Secrets are discovered in a flurry of activity that hurries the plot line along, but not always for the better. Some of the discoveries are made in ways thatContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 14”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 13

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Entertainers is such a mix of fabulous and puzzling that it bears watching. Ji Seong is killing it. This particular episode had so many feels that they almost blinded me to the shows inadequacies. The most jarring part of the episodeContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 13”