[Review] Entourage – 안투라지

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Based on the American series, Entourage goes behind-the-scenes of celebrity life and the entertainment business.  Cha Young Bin (Seo Kang Jun) is a rising star in South Korea and he navigates the high life with his three childhood friends, Cha Joon (Lee Kwang Soo), Lee Ho Jin (Park Jung Min) and Geobook (aka Turtle) (Lee Dong Hwi).

G2 – Young & Alive

지투(G2) – Young & Alive

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[Review] The Man Living in Our House – 우리집에 사는 남자

THE PUSH WITHOUT THE PULL OF ATTRACTION

After the death of her mother, Hong Na Ri (Soo Ae), returns to discover Go Nan Gil (Kim Young Kwang) living in her mother’s house.  He informs her that he was her mother’s husband, despite being three years younger than Na Ri, and is currently the owner of her mother’s house and the Hong Dumpling shop next door, which he inherited from his late wife.

The land where the house and shop are located on is a hotly disputed piece of real estate and Kwon Duk Bong (Lee Soo Hyuk) has been tasked by his father to take ownership of it in order to turn it into a holiday resort.  Things get complicated when he gets involved with the pair.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/2/17

Happy New Year!  It’s been a mad dash for me to complete my reviews before I can put out my End of the Year TV Reports and I still got a few more to go.  If only I was better at not procrastinating… well, I suppose that’s what new year resolutions are for, right?  And still, that didn’t stop me from adding another program to watch on top of what I’m already watching.  Last year, I attempted to watch a web drama, Splash Splash LOVE, and loved it.  Each of the episodes are about 10 minutes or so in length, they don’t require much commitment and they’re often silly and entertaining.  So during the break, I was interested in doing that again and came across Seven First Kisses.

Ji Chang Wook – KISSING YOU

지창욱 – KISSING YOU

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[Review] On the Way to the Airport – 공항 가는 길

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Choi Soo Ah (Kim Ha Neul) is a busy flying from destination to destination as a flight attendant at Air Asia.  She’s married to Pilot Park Jin Suk (Shin Sung Rok) and together they have a daughter, Park Hyo Eun (Kim Hwan Hee).  Due to his rigid personality, he controls everything in their lives which includes sending Hyo Eun away to boarding school.

Though Hyo Eun initially hated the idea of being far away from home and her mother, she begins to enjoy life there because of her roommate, Annie Seo (Park Seo Yeon).  Because the two hit it off right away, it puts Soo Ah at ease despite being apart from her daughter.

Seo Do Woo (Lee Sang Yoon) is an architect and married to Kim Hye Won (Jang Hee Jin), a master in traditional crafts.  Like Soo Ah, Do Woo has a loving relationship with his stepdaughter, Annie.  When Annie dies suddenly from a tragic traffic accident, Do Woo and Soo Ah’s lives inadvertently become intertwined.  They begin to view their cold partners in a new light and find a connection to each other.

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[Review] Jealousy Incarnate – 질투의 화신

JEALOUSY IS NOT A GOOD LOOK ON YOU

Pyo Na Ri (Gong Hyo Jin) is a weather forecaster who dreams of becoming a news anchor.  She’s also harbored a crush on her colleague, Reporter Lee Hwa Shin (Jo Jung Seok), for 3 years.  The prickly Hwa Shin does harbor any romantic inclinations towards Na Ri until she meets his best friend and the chaebol heir to a luxury fashion brand, Go Jung Won (Go Kyung Pyo).  Unlike Hwa Shin, Jung Won is the perfect gentleman towards Na Ri and begins to develop feelings for her.

Meanwhile, Anchor Kye Sung Sook (Lee Mi Sook) and Announcer Bang Ja Young (Park Ji Young) have always been rivals when it comes to their love life and career.  Upon hearing that Sung Sook’s biological daughter and Ja Young’s step-daughter, Lee Bbal Kang (Moon Ga Young) has lost her father, they move in together.  Sung Sook and Ja Young’s lives get entangled with Kim Rak (Lee Sung Jae), the building’s landlord and restaurant owner.

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[Review] Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo – 달의 연인: 보보경심 려

IU AND THE SEVEN PRINCES

Go Ha Jin (IU), a girl from the present day, gets transported back to the Goryeo dynasty and must live there as a noblewoman known as Hae Soo.  She gets caught up in the political strife of the Wang princes during the beginnings of the Goryeo dynasty and the reign of the King Taejo (Jo Min Ki).  Hae Soo comes to rely on the strong, levelheaded Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul), the 8th prince and her brother-in-law.  She also meets the savagely hostile Wang So (Lee Jun Ki), the 4th prince.  Based on her knowledge of Goryeo history, Hae Soo knows that a bloody fate awaits the princes who are in line for the throne and realizes that her actions could change their destiny.

Jung Seung Hwan – 바람 (Wind)

정승환 – 바람

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[Review] Drinking Solo – 혼술남녀

FINDING YOUR HAPPY HOUR

Drinking Solo is a slice-of-life drama that centers around the daily lives of the teachers, students and staff at a Noryangjin learning prep center for students who are taking the civil service exam.  The drama also depicts the romance between Jin Jung Suk (Ha Suk Jin), a Korean history teacher who is an arrogant, star lecturer, while Park Ha Na (Park Ha Sun) is a Korean language teacher, who is sweet but struggles to survive the world of the prep center.

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