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: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 13

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) This episode answered many of the questions I have been posing, but in strange bursts of emotional exposition and flashbacks. Rather than work linearly, the show has chosen to reveal answers as strangely placed afterthoughts. This plot structure isn’t the problem;Continue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 13”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 12

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) As tensions at the company escalate in tandem with Dan-tae’s executive pin investigation, his eyes of suspicion include his bromantic buddy, Joon-soo. No one is safe as Dan-tae delves to the bottom of his kidnapping and into his father’s attack, includingContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 12”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 11

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) As Dan-tae takes off down the road of the weary, weighed down by his birth secret and the complications associated with it, Gong Shim becomes the breath of fresh air that he once was. Her blossoming love for Dan-tae, the manContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 11”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 10

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) As Dan-tae tackles the deception that shrouds his kidnapping twenty-six years ago, we are treated to a B-rated detective mystery. The story is crafted around isolated events and the intrigue is instigated by the less-than-thrilling mechanizations of Joon-soo’s uncle and hisContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 10”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 9

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) This was Dan-tae’s episode as he explored the murky waters of his past. Although a little on the slow side, the episode allowed for Dan-tae to naturally flow through a hefty emotional cycle. It also gave Gong Shim ample opportunity toContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 9”

HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 8

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Beautiful Gong Shim” is about finding the truth in this episode. The truth about the past; the revelation of truth; discovering the truth about oneself. The show doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but there are some great moments that keep it movingContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 8”