NINE LIVES OF A TIME-TRAVELING DRAMA
Newsman Park Sun Woo (Lee Jin Wook) is given nine chances to travel back through time to right the wrongs of the past. Through his journeys, he realizes that correcting minor things in the past veers his life in an unforeseen direction in the present.
The big thing about watching this drama was to see if the makers of Queen In Hyun’s Man figured out the time traveling genre to make it worthwhile to explore Nine. After having seen both, there are clearly some differences. Some things that were done better in the Queen In Hyun’s Man and some which were done better in Nine and this review will be making a number of comparisons.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 20, 2013
A GOOD PR PERSONALITY IS HARD TO FIND
Iron Man 3 picks up after the events of The Avengers. After battling aliens, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is traumatized and finds himself having a hard time sleeping. He spends the midnight hours building more Iron Man suits putting a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
When the attacks of a mysterious terrorist known as Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) hits too close to home, Tony publicly challenges him but discovers that he must face an insurmountable enemy.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 17, 2013
SO MANY TV SHOWS, SO LITTLE TIME
It hasn’t been too long since my last TV rundown but there are so many new shows that it was about time. Just a note about my American shows: I’m a bit behind on quite a few shows. I noted them where possible but there are some shows where I’m even a month behind. It’s been a busy, busy spring. However, I’m more likely to sacrifice sleep for an addicting show rather than stay up for a mediocre one.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 11, 2013
When Ji Heun (Chu Ja Hyeon) loses her job at the publishing company, her friend, Kyeong Rin (Han Soo Yeon) lets her stay at her place for the time being. Unlike Ji Heun, Kyeong Rin appears to have it all, an ideal marriage and luxurious lifestyle. That is, until she meets her husband’s hospital colleague, Dong Joo (Kim Heung Soo). They begin a passionate affair. Meanwhile, Ji Heun and Kyeong Rin’s husband, Myung Won (Jung Chan), are surprised when they discover they have many things in common and an attraction grows slowly from their friendship.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 10, 2013
LOST IN TRANSLATION
The concept of the show is simple. Take Kang Ho Dong and a bunch of celebrities and have them mingle with locals in a foreign country. So it’s basically 1 Night 2 Days in a foreign country, right?
Barefoot Friends features a cast of various entertainers whether they’re actors, singers, idols or comedians: MC/ Comedian Kang Ho Dong (obviously), MC/Singer Yoon Jong Shin, Comedian Yoo Se Yoon, Singer Kim Bum Soo, Super Junior’s Eun Hyuk, After School’s Uee, Actor Yoon Shi Yoon and Singer/Actor Kim Hyun Joong. It’s a weird mix of characters but I’ve seen most of them on different variety programs so they had that going for the show. The only newbie to me was Yoon Shi Yoon but he’s pretty vivacious so I didn’t worry about it.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 8, 2013
MY, WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE
Hannibal follows the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as Will helps Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) solve some of the most gruesome cases.
Out of all the serial killer shows this season, this one had to walk into my DVR. I wasn’t interested in the concept of the show as much as the others because when I think Hannibal Lecter, I think Anthony Hopkins. However after my extreme disappointment with The Following, I just had to give this Bryan Fuller series a try. After all, I loved all of his previous series and while they all dealt with a touch of the dark side, they were all more whimsical in nature.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 7, 2013
FORGET KIM JONG UN, HERE’S THE BIGGER TRAVESTY
Iris 2 picks up where we leave off after the shocking finale of Iris 1. Jung Yoo Gun (Jang Hyuk) investigates further into the shadowy, terrorist organization known as “Iris” and their mysterious leader, Mr Black. Aiding him is Ji Soo Yeon (Lee Da Hae) and Seo Hyun Woo (Yoon Doo Joon). North Korean agent Yoo Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo) thought he left his past behind but an old flame Kim Yeon Hwa (Im Soo Hyang) brings him back into the spy game.
I kinda knew the writing wasn’t going to be good for this drama, so why did I decide to watch it despite knowing that? Iris 1 and Athena had some awesome, thrilling action sequences and because a lot of K-dramas tend to be romantic in nature whether comedic or melo, so as a reviewer I want to keep exposing myself to the differing genres.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 3, 2013
YEAH, YEAH, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL AND SUCH
Special branch prosecutor Lee Cha Don (Kang Ji Hwan) is quick-witted and smart but his ego causes him to lose everything. By losing it all, he regains memory of his lost past and becomes determined to find justice for his family. Bok Jae In (Hwang Jung Eum) is the daughter of a loan shark. Despite her weight, she remains positive and spunky until a certain good-looking prosecutor crosses her path.
This is my second time around with Director Han Jung Hwan and Writers Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon. I loved History of a Salaryman so much that I wanted to go again with this team. Can’t say if Giant has the same plot progression but that wouldn’t surprise me. They tend to start their dramas off at the heart of the mystery and then go back in time to tell the beginning of the story. This one is no different but it’s a good plot device as it gets you straight to the core of the story.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on April 30, 2013
HOW TO KEEP MEN IN LINE
This new Sunday night variety program sends six male celebrities to the army where they will endure the same experience as the other real-life soldiers. The six celebrities include: MC Seo Kyung Suk, Actor Kim Su ro, Actor Ryu Soo Young, Singer/Actor Son Jin Young, Idol singer Mir from MBLAQ and Comedian Sam Hammington.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on April 25, 2013
PLAY A ROUND
Kang Ho Dong is extremely busy these days between all the new variety shows he’s been working on. This show’s concept has the hosts, Kang Ho Dong, Lee Su Geun and Max Changmin, recruiting their fellow celebrity stars to help them battle against local sports clubs. The shortened title 예체능 (Ye Che Neung) is an abbreviation of the words: Variety (예능), Athletics (체육) and Able-Bodied Person (능력자).
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on April 24, 2013