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: 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 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)”