HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 16 (final)

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Descendants of the Sun has come to an end and that fact feels a bit surreal as well as its rating of 38.8%. Not just as a viewer, but as a reviewer. Not just as a reviewer, but as an internationalContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 16 (final)”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 15

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) In its penultimate episode, Descendants of the Sun tops itself with 34.8% ratings in spite of the fact that it was competing with South Korean elections. This drama suffers from too many tonal shifts, but the tone of this episode wasContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 15”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 14

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) For the second time in its fourteen-episode run Descendants of the Sun has experienced a ratings drop. It came in at 33.0%, 0.5% decrease. Perhaps it is the fact that the glamour and excitement of the foreign country was no longer present.Continue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 14”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 13

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Our crew of loveable characters has landed back in Korea and served us up another ratings hike. Episode 13 earned at 33.5% on the Nielsen Korea chart and the sheer number of adorable couple moments and character beats support it. YooContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 13”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 18 (final)

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The boys of Entertainer Band scraped and clawed their way from the bottom to the top, past obstacles of evil female idols, ambitious CEOs, slimy managers, and reformed souls. If you’re looking for an underdog story with a touch of romance,Continue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 18 (final)”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 17

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The penultimate episode of Entertainers rounded out a persistent conflict of Seok-ho’s, focused on the neglected romances, and revealed a few juicy morsels about the boys of Entertainer Band. Like the rest of the drama, this episode trudged along at a leisurelyContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 17”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 24 (final)

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) And with a final episode that was a concoction of everything but the kitchen sink, Jackpot comes to and end. The show had a few highlights, but mostly it was messy. The finale emphasized the loneliness of the throne, the fight withContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 24 (final)”