[Review] Missing Nine – 미씽나인

RELOCATING HUMANITY

Legend Entertainment’s staff members and artist board a private plane to perform at an overseas.  The plane ends up crashing and nine of its passengers are stranded on a deserted island.  The passengers include Seo Joon Oh (Jung Kyung Ho), Ra Bong Hee (Baek Jin Hee), Jung Ki Joon (Oh Jung Se), Choi Tae Ho (Choi Tae Joon), Ha Ji Ah (Lee Sun Bin), Lee Yul (EXO’s Park Chan Yeol), Yoon So Hee (Ryu Won), Tae Ho Hang (Tae Hang Ho) and Legend Entertainment’s President Hwang Jae Gook (Kim Sang Ho).

Four months later, Bong Hee finds herself washed ashore in China with no memory of how she got there or what occurred on the island between the crash and her rescue.  A special investigative committee is commissioned to find out what happened to her fellow passengers and whether anyone else has survived but it is unclear if the committee has ulterior motives for looking into the crash.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/23/17

It’s the new year and we have a ton of new dramas to check out.  Missing Nine is just one of those new dramas that I was interested in checking out.  And it’s making me feel a little lost.  As in, I could see a lot of the plot and style of the American drama, Lost, in this one.  I’ll admit that I was one of those people who felt disappointed by the finale of Lost and here’s hoping that this one will have a more satisfying conclusion.

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[Review] High Heel/Man on High Heels – 하이힐

THE MAKING OF A NON-STATEMENT

Detective Yoon Ji Wook (Cha Seung Won) is a stoic, hard-boiled detective who is not afraid to use his fists to catch criminals. Despite his masculine appearance, he struggles with his desire to become a woman. Although knee-deep in a major mob case, he makes the decision to undergo a sex change and makes plans to pack up his old life. Unfortunately, the people around Ji Wook get caught up in the conspiracy.

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[Review] Miss Korea – 미스코리아

I’ve been in procrastination mode the last week or so.  Trying to get my head back into the game and finish up a few reviews I’ve left hanging.

FROM BREAK UP TO MAKEUP

Set in 1997, the drama follows a cosmetics company struggling to keep afloat during the fallout of the IMF financial crisis.  Kim Hyung Joon (Lee Sun Kyun) convinces his fellow employees that by sponsoring a Miss Korea candidate all the way towards the crown might help bring brand awareness to their small, struggling company.  Oh Ji Young (Lee Yeon Hee) is a mere department store elevator girl but back in the day she was the most popular girl in school who had all the boys chasing her.  Until Hyung Joon, her ex-boyfriend, shows up one day with the promise of making her the next Miss Korea.

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[Review] As One/Korea – 코리아

IN THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT

The movie follows the 1991 International Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan.  It was the first time since the Korean War that North Korea and South Korea created a unified team. South Korean Hyun Jung Hwa (Ha Ji Won) and North Korean Rhee Boon Hee (Bae Doo Na) must put aside their differences in order to beat the frontrunner, China, and win the gold for their team.

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