Thursday, April 30, 2020

{Review} Method (메소드)

Synopsis
Original Title: 메소드
Also Known As: Method
Director: Bang Eun-jin
Released: November 2 , 2017
Genre: BL/Melodrama/Romance
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 5/10
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Veteran actor Jae Ha (Park Sung Woong) has made a name for himself as a man truly devoted to his craft. Taking keen interest in every aspect of theater production, he actively seeks out ways in which he can help, doing everything he can to ensure each production he’s a part of is of the highest caliber. As devoted as he is to the production side of things, he’s even more devoted when it comes to carrying out his roles. Notorious for his method acting, Jae Ha thinks nothing of adopting the personality of the character he plays to such an extent that he becomes that character until the curtain falls on the final production.

Polar opposite to Jae Ha is idol star, Young Woo (Oh Seung Hoon). Young and pretentious, Young Woo has little respect for the theater or his colleagues; but all of that changes when Jae Ha takes him under his wing. Intrigued by Jae Ha’s passion, Young Woo is inspired to follow in his elder’s footsteps. Dedicating himself to his new role, Young Woo adopts Jae Ha’s practice of method acting, soon becoming the character he must portray.

As the two actors spend more time together, the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred, allowing feelings between them begin to grow. With emotions high, the pair soon find themselves trapped in a tangled web of their own making. Embroiled in a scandal so severe it could ruin everything, the two must decide if their love is worth the sacrifice.

A tempestuous story of forbidden love, “Method” is a 2017 drama film directed by Bang Eun Jin.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

{Review} The Mimic (장산범)

Synopsis
Original Title: 장산범
Also Known As: The Mimic
Director: 허정
Released: August 17, 2017
Genre: Horror/Thriller/Mystery
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 8/10
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It’s been five years since Hee Yeon’s (Yum Jung Ah) toddler son, Jun Seo, disappeared but the heartache hasn’t lessened in the least. Keeping the rest of her family together, while she herself seems to fall apart a little more every day, hasn’t been easy, but Hee Yeon has done the best she could. Now forced to face even more heartache, as she watches her aging mother lose her battle with dementia, Hee Yeon decides it’s time to make a drastic change.

Moving her family to the countryside where her mother grew up, Hee Yeon hopes that settling into a nice house on the edge of a serene wood, will help ease both her mother’s mind and her own aching heart. Hopeful that this new life will bring with it a much needed breath of calm, Hee Yeon happily embraces this chance to start over. But her hope is replaced by all the old feelings of hopelessness and guilt on the day Hee Yeon discovers a little girl lost in the forest near their home. Unable to resist the urge to help the child, Hee Yeon takes her in, hearing the voice of her lost son anytime the girl speaks. But whatever glimmer of redemption Hee Yeon finds in the girl is short-lived as inexplicable things begin happening to the family shortly after she moves in.

It isn’t long before Hee Yeon begins to wonder if she hasn’t made some terrible mistake, bringing this girl home; especially not after she finds herself wondering if this little girl is even human at all.

Inspired by the legend of Jangsan Tiger, “The Mimic” is a 2017 horror-thriller film directed by Heo Jung.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

{Review} 견원지간 로맨스 (Monkey and Dog Romance)

Synopsis
Original Title: 견원지간 로맨스
Also Known As: Monkey and Dog Romance
Director: N/A
Network:  KTH(?)
Released: April 6, 2020
Episodes: 10
Genre: Drama/Romance/Heartfelt/Webtoon
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 5/10
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Sung Woo, the successful animal communicator, especially has a lot of female clients. He doesn't stop any women who try to hit on him, but he actually has a girlfriend. Joo Mi is a devoted girlfriend who works as a vet and lives with him. Leo is Sung Woo's business partner and the genius monkey, and he has been going out with Joo Mi's companion dog, Juliet, for a long time as well. Their peaceful days last until the 2,000th-day anniversary when Sung Woo's reckless behavior ruins everything. Leo and Juliet happen to be at the verge of a breakup because of their owners, and the two start trying to bring them back together.

{Review} 나의 판타스틱한 장례식 (My Fantastic Funeral)

Synopsis
Original Title: 나의 판타스틱한 장례식
Also Known As: My Fantastic Funeral
Director: Park Sun-ho
Network:  SBS Productions
Released: September 26, 2015
Episodes: 2
Genre: Drama/Romance/Heartfelt
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
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Though Mi Soo received treatment for her brain tumor three years ago, it’s back. Soon, she becomes a terminally ill patient. After her parents divorced, her mother remarried and her father passed away from a car accident. Her aunt raised her, but they’re on bad terms. She’s single and without any close friends, so there’s no one to arrange a funeral for her. Mi Soo decides to find someone who can make arrangements after her death. She runs into Dong Soo who becomes obsessed with her, constantly following her everywhere she goes like a stalker. Ten years ago, Dong Soo fell hard for Mi Soo but now has miraculously crossed paths with her again.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

{Review} 나의 19세 (19-Nineteen)

Synopsis
Original Title: 나의 19세
Also Known As: 19-Nineteen
Director: Jang Yong Woo
Released: Nov 11, 2009
Genre: Drama/Mystery/Crime
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
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After graduating from high school Min Seo fails to get into college. He spends the next year cramming for his entrance exam once again. Jung Hun is a university student fresh out of high school.
Late one evening, a high school girl dies. Earlier that evening, Min Seo filmed the girl in an internet cafe without her knowing. Min Seo, Jung Hun, and another girl named Eun Young - who went to the same high school as the dead girl - all become murder suspects in the death of that girl. All three of these young suspects are 19 years old. They don't know each other, but quickly become fugitives from the law. To clear their names they work to uncover the truth behind the girl's death...

Saturday, April 11, 2020

{Review} 타인은 지옥이다

Synopsis
Original Title: 타인은 지옥이다
Also Known As: Hell Is Other People/Strangers From Hell
Director: Lee Chang Hee
Written By: Jung Yi Do (Screenwriter)/Kim Yong Ki (Webtoon Writer)
Network: OCN
Episodes: 10
Released: August 31, 2019
Genre: Kdrama/Mystery/Thriller/Horror
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
My Rating: 10/10
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Yoon Jong Woo is a young guy in his 20s, who moved from the countryside to Seoul after his college friend, Jae Ho, offered him a job. While looking for a place to live, he stumbles upon Eden Gosiwon, a cheap apartment that shares the kitchen and bathroom with other residents. He is not thrilled about the quality of the place or the other abnormal residents, such as his next-door neighbor Seo Moon Jo, a charismatic dentist. Nevertheless, Jong Woo decides to put up with it for 6 months until he saves enough money to move out. However, mysterious events start occurring in the apartment, causing Jong Woo to start fearing the apartment's residents.
Adapted from a webtoon by Kim Yong Ki. Which can be found: H͇E͇R͇E͇.

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