Sunday, October 18, 2020

{Review} 미스터 하트 (Mr. Heart)

Synopsis|줄거리
Original Title: 미스터 하트
Also Known As: Mr. Heart
Director: Seonjae Park
Distributor: Viki
Released: Sep 18, 2020
Genre: Romance/Drama/BL/Melodrama/LGBTQ
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
Add To: Viki
Despite the fact that things just never seem to go his way, Sang Ha always manages to find a reason to smile. A member of the school track team, Sang Ha loves to run, but distance has never really been his thing. For Sang Ha, sprinting is what brings him the most joy. Jin Won, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. A record breaking marathon runner in high school, Jin Won is well on his way to becoming a marathon superstar. Determined to live up to the expectations of his coaches and colleagues, Jin Won cares about one thing and one thing only: running his next race. When Jin Won finds himself struggling to maintain his record-breaking stats, his coach suggests Sang Ha step in to help as a pacemaker. Disappointed in the coach’s decision, Jin Won is anything but friendly to his new partner but with time and determination, the two runners come to find they share a similar passion, both on the track and off. As the two become closer, they begin to realize their feelings for each have taken an unexpected turn. But can they move from friend to friendlier without risking everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve? The followup project to the popular BL drama, “Where Your Eyes Linger” (2020), “Mr. Heart” is a 2020 idol web drama directed by Park Seon Jae.

어려운 환경에서도 웃음을 잃지 않는 페이스 메이커 상하와 마라톤 외에는 무신경한 유망주 선수 진원 간의 설렘 가득한 사랑과 우정을 그린 드라마

Thursday, October 8, 2020

{Review} The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker

Synopsis|줄거리
Title: The Hotel Under the Sand
Author: Kage Baker
Genre: MG/Fantasy/Adventure
My Rating: 3/5
Add To: Goodreads

Emma loses everything she has in a fearsome storm and washes ashore in the sandy Dunes. Winston, a Bell Captain ghost, befriends her. A motley crew staffs the newly risen Wenlocke Hotel, newly arisen after a century: one-eyed cook and peg-leg pirate, and the imperious boy heir to the Wenlocke fortune. Emma soon learns that things are not always as lost as they seem, especially if you have a brave heart and good friends.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

{Review} 도깨비 (Goblin)

Synopsis|줄거리
Original Title: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비
Also Known As: Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Director: Lee Eung-Bok
Distributor: TvN
Released: December 2, 2016
Genre: Romance/Fantasy/Drama
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
Add To: Viki
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty, is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed by the almighty to stay immortal forever and endure the pain of seeing his loved ones die as punishment for the kills he committed in the wars to protect his country. He becomes an immortal goblin, helping people with his powers and being a kind man in spite of his grieving past. The only way to put an end to his immortality is the Goblin's bride, whose aid in pulling out the sword will end his painful immortality. Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-eun) is a bubbly high school student who remains cheerful and hopeful despite her tragic life. She summons the Goblin by chance and their fates begin to entwine. The Goblin's nephew, Yoo Deok-Hwa (Yook Sung-jae), leases the Goblin's house to a Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and the two end up living under the same roof. Ji Eun-tak starts working a part-time job at a chicken store run by a charismatic young woman, Sunny (Yoo In-na). As the lives of Kim Shin, Grim Reaper, Ji Eun-Tak and Sunny interweave, a deeper story unfolds, as they are not just strangers who met by chance but people with deep-rooted relations.

불멸의 삶을 끝내기 위해 인간 신부가 필요한 도깨비, 그와 기묘한 동거를 시작한 기억상실증 저승사자. 그런 그들 앞에 '도깨비 신부'라 주장하는 '죽었어야 할 운명'의 소녀가 나타나며 벌어지는 신비로운 낭만 설화

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

{Review} 이번 생은 처음이라 (Because This Is My First Life)

Synopsis|줄거리
Original Title: 이번 생은 처음이라
Also Known As: Because This Is My First Life
Director: Park Joon-hwa
Distributor: TvN
Released: October 9, 2017
Genre: Romance/Comedy/Drama
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
Add To: Netflix | Viki
To save money, two housemates get married but soon face unexpected complications, such as demanding in-laws and having to face their own growing bond.

가부장적 집안의 장녀로 태어나 아버지의 반대에도 불구하고 우수한 성적으로 S대를 졸업했으나 작가지망생이자 보조작가로 살아가는 윤지호 앱 개발 회사의 웹디자이너로 좌뇌는 집 대출금, 우뇌는 고양이 생각으로 꽉찬 집 있는 남자 남세희 서로의 성별을 오해한 채 하우스메이트로 만나 인생의 짝꿍이 되어가는 이야기 결혼에 대한 요즘 세태를 잘 반영한 이야기라고 생각했는데 의외로 표절 논란이 있었던 드라마 일본드라마 '도망치는 건 부끄럽지만 도움이 된다'와 기본 설정이 거의 유사하다던데.. 괜찮은 작품이라 생각했는데 안타까운 일이다. 다행인 건..표절 논란은 완결을 본 이후에 알게 되서 볼 때는 편한 마음으로 볼 수 있었다는 것? 꿈을 먹고 사는 건 끝이 안 보이는 터널을 걸어가는 길 그걸 알고 있지만 그 길을 걷고 싶은 지호 하지만 현실과 사람의 벽에 부딪쳐 포기하고 싶고 마침 그럴 때 나타난 남자 남세희

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

{Review} #살아있다 (#Alive)

Synopsis|줄거리
Original Title: 살아있다
Also Known As: #Alive
Director: Il Cho
Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
Released: December 31, 2020
Genre: Horror/Drama/Action
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 9/10
Add To: Netflix
#Alive is a 2020 South Korean zombie film directed by Cho Il-hyung, starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye. It is based on the 2019 script Alone by Matt Naylor who co-adapted his script with Cho.

원인불명 증세의 사람들의 공격에 통제 불능에 빠진 도시. 영문도 모른 채 잠에서 깬 ‘준우’(유아인)는 아무도 없는 집에 혼자 고립된 것을 알게 된다. 데이터, 와이파이, 문자, 전화 모든 것이 끊긴 채 고립된 상황. 연락이 두절된 가족에 이어 최소한의 식량마저 바닥이 나자 더 이상 버티기 힘들어진 ‘준우’. 하지만 그 순간 건너편 아파트에서 누군가 시그널을 보내온다. 또 다른 생존자 ‘유빈’(박신혜)이 아직 살아있음을 알게 된 ‘준우’는 함께 살아남기 위한 방법을 찾아 나서는데...!
꼭 살아남아야 한다
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