HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 17

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Yi In-jwa and his nine lives are quite tiresome. The character sticks around beyond all reason. Rather than focus on his ridiculous mechanizations, why can’t the show take some real historical happenings and buff them out for this rendition of KingContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 17”

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: Entertainers Episode 12

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The romance of Entertainers¬†has finally kicked up a notch and sparked a few real flames. Seok-ho and Green have a few wonderful moments together. Yeon-soo’s life is cracked open for us to peer at and understand that he really is asContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 12”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 11

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) This episode of Entertainers was particularly heartwarming. As is the trend with the drama, things resolve a bit too easily and the media doesn’t have enough power. Despite those faults, there is just something about Seok-ho and his boys that turnsContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 11”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 10

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Entertainers episode 10 was, simply put, the strongest it has ever been. The emotional beats were well-played, flowed into plot action, and then twisted into gripping turmoil. My complaints remain, but episode 10 effectively minimized them to nearly negligible. All ofContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 10”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 9

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) The glitter of Entertainers has dulled a bit as the drama soldiers on, doing battle with backstories, overbearing mothers, tragic pasts, and personal foibles. The setup and premise of Entertainers is as solid as ever, but the resolutions of issues isContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 9”