Romantic thriller fantasy ‘Black’ arrives on OCN this weekend

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When you are talking about OCN, I think it’s redundant to mention thriller as a genre. But recently the cable network, known for its gritty, edgy crime dramas, has experimented with broadcasting a romcom (My Secret Romance). One more in line, if not strictly, is new weekender Black. It is a romance drama albeit embellished with Continue reading

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JTBC’s ‘The Package’ takes us on a France tour

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The first thing that came to mind after seeing the promotional material for JTBC’s newest show The Package is “Wow! It looks gorgeous!”. The drama is a travel-romantic-comedy about a group of travellers who go to France as part of a package tour. Lee Yeon Hee (just recently wrapping Reunited Worlds) plays their tour guide and the Continue reading

Dual time travel in ‘Go Back Spouses’ on KBS with Jang Na Ra and Sohn Ho Joon

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Time travel is slowly becoming a stale genre, for me at least, as a number of dramas have already adopted it, with mixed results. Queen In Hyun’s Man, Dr. Jin, Faith, Nine, Marry Him If You Dare, Rooftop Prince, Operation Proposal, Tomorrow With You, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and latest ones — Manhole, Tunnel and Live Up To Your Name. I actually enjoy the trope (I ♥ Back To The Future) and there is so much that can be mined through it, be it fish-out-of-water comedy, or high stakes romance or even mystery. But we all know, too much chocolates can even bore a chocoholic. Continue reading

‘Buam Dong Revenge Social Club’ brings three badass ladies on tvN

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Buam Dong Revenge Social Club (also going with the title Avengers Social Club) looks like it will be the dark horse in the deluge of new dramas that are starting in October. It boasts an awesome trio of actresses with a plot centering around their friendship, bonding and revengeful spirit. It is about three women from three walks of life who have suffered through harsh times and how they come together to avenge the wrongdoers. The drama is a small screen adaptation of the eponymous webtoon published from 2014 to 2016. Continue reading

Yoo Ji Tae headlines crime investigation drama ‘Mad Dog’ for KBS

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Insurance fraud is the basis of new KBS investigation drama called Mad Dog, which boasts quite an eclectic cast. Yoo Ji Tae (Healer, The Good Wife) plays a former detective who is now the leader of a team that deals with crimes related to insurance fraud, meaning cases where people fake accidents to claim the huge insurance money. Well, millions of films, shows, novels have been written with murder mystery related to insurance fraud, so I guess we will be getting a case-of-the-week scenario here with many culprits creatively designing their fraud and then our players finding the truth. Continue reading