Posts Tagged ‘Choi Kang-hee’

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Whispering Corridors (1998)
by | May 20, 2014 | 14 Comments
“School is hell.” That was the premise of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and it’s one that resonates throughout contemporary fiction, including in Korea. And given the pressures and violence that Korean students may face in school, it’s no surprise that Korean cinema set in high school is littered with stories of bullies, stress, and sometimes horrifying... More »


Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 20 (Final)
by | March 28, 2013 | 119 Comments
Illustration by Ally *peeks through hands* Is it over? Did I make it? Are we finally at the end of this One Road and all the puns we can possibly milk out of that name? You know, I misjudged this show. Even when it was on its continuous downward trajectory of plotlessness, I thought, But... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 19
by | March 27, 2013 | 57 Comments
Illustration by pumpkinattack So close to the finish! We’re in finale week, and our spies come up against some ethical and moral questions that test their commitments to the cause — wouldn’t that have been interesting introduced earlier? Ah, well there’s only so much wishful thinking we can indulge in at this late stage. Let’s... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 18
by | March 21, 2013 | 47 Comments
Illustration by Ally Watching this show is starting to require active mental gymnastics. I swear, my mind is doing backflips trying to understand these characters. I’m starting to wonder if the writer might have amnesia, because sure, every show has its share of recycled plot, but here it actually seems like the show forgot that... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 17
by | March 20, 2013 | 32 Comments
Illustration by Ally We’re heading into our last stretch, and you know, in this episode I see nuggets of a Story That Could Have Been. I suppose that’s been the case the whole show long, though, so it’s not exactly news. But what Level 7 Civil Servant got all wrong (one of several things) is... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 16
by | March 14, 2013 | 59 Comments
Illustration by Ally Dude, someone pop the champagne. Our spies actually FIGURE STUFF OUT. For realsies. Connecting dots and everything. Okay, so maybe it’s eons too late and we’ve been twiddling our thumbs wondering why they don’t know stuff that we’ve known for weeks, but hey, not looking a gift horse in the mouth. Tags:... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 15
by | March 13, 2013 | 97 Comments
Illustration by Ally We just had too many awesome illustrations not to include more. Seriously, how great are they? It’s more of the same for Level 7 Civil Servant, with trust stepping forward as a major thematic player and alliances shifting, sorta. The ratings are dropping, though it’s little wonder now that the big relationship... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 14
by | March 7, 2013 | 225 Comments
Illustration by pumpkinattack So you may have been around for some stuff that happened today, and though we’ve been given the all-clear to go back to screencapping Joo-won in all his spytastic glory, we got such hilarious drawings submitted by readers (Thanks pumpkinattack and ziggystardust!) and even javabeans got in touch with her artistic side,... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 13
by | March 6, 2013 | 49 Comments
Finally the big hootenanny starts to swing into motion… albeit at a snail’s pace. Our major players all convene in on The Deal, which admittedly I still don’t understand but which is just that big MacGuffin we need to swallow for this show to make sense. Inasmuch as it makes any, that is. Tags: Chansung,... More »


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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 12
by | February 28, 2013 | 47 Comments
Just when you thought being betrayed by the one you love would be the last straw, it turns out your day actually can get worse. The house of cards comes tumbling down and everyone starts asking all the right questions and secrets start spilling out. But does knowing the truth make a difference when trust... More »


Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 11
by | February 27, 2013 | 64 Comments
The blinders come off, the faith is lost, and our love story comes to a screeching halt. Typically, the mid-point romantic breakup is where so many dramas go awry with the melo antics turning up a notch, but I hope that the divide here will take our story into more interesting places. (And to be... More »