Posts Tagged ‘Jo Sung-ha’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
King’s Family: An overview
by | February 23, 2014 | 82 Comments
KBS’s six-month-long weekend juggernaut of a drama King’s Family (also called Wang Family) just wrapped up its 50-episode run a week ago, and for some inexplicable reason I watched the whole thing. I even liked it sometimes! And because watching such a bizarrely entertaining show for no reason leaves me vaguely dissatisfied at having given... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Bleak Night
by | January 6, 2013 | 65 Comments
Bleak Night is a remarkable film. So remarkable that it has languished in my drafts folder for a year, for fear that the review wouldn’t do the film justice. What finally spurred me to take it up again was the light bulb that went off in my head while watching KBS’s currently airing drama School... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
49th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 30, 2012 | 87 Comments
‘Tis the season: Awards time is upon us! And beware of the massive photo-dump that awaits you. Here we are with the red carpet of today’s (er, yesterday in Korea) 49th Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards), one of the big film ceremonies of the year. Coming up later this year is another of the big... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
by | August 9, 2012 | 68 Comments
It’s been four years (eep!) since the last time I wrote about Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, mostly because it’s not the most exciting of events. But the inclusion of Yoon Eun-hye into any red carpet automatically kicks it up a notch on the scale of interesting, no? The festival’s now in its 8th... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 25, 2011 | 65 Comments
Awards, awards, awards! Friday, November 25, was the night of the 2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards, and — no surprise — the winners list was dominated by one of the biggest films of the year, sageuk-action-thriller Bow: The Ultimate Weapon. The film is a David and Goliath story of one man (Park Hae-il) taking down... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
48th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 17, 2011 | 102 Comments
October 17 was the night of the 48th Grand Bell Awards (or, per its Korean name, Daejong Awards), and it was a big event for a few films in particular. And while the Joseon-era David-versus-Goliath action sageuk Bow: The Ultimate Weapon didn’t sweep the categories, it did take home a nice chunk of them. But... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 339
by | June 26, 2011 | 54 Comments
  EPISODE 339. Broadcast on June 19, 2011. Supporting Actor Special continues! girlfriday: O.M.G. Sung Ji-ru, I love you, but that is WAY more than I ever wanted to see of you. Must. Scrub. Rampant ajusshi nudity out of brain… javabeans: That “Stop” song just makes the moment. Lyrics: “All that I have is all... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Min-hee and Lee Seon-kyun in new thriller
by | June 25, 2011 | 43 Comments
Three actors I love starring together in a thriller? Count me intrigued. Kim Min-hee (Moby Dick, Actresses), Jo Sung-ha (Romance Town, Sungkyunkwan Scandal), and Lee Seon-kyun (Arrest King, Petty Romance) have been cast as the leads in the upcoming film Train (working title, also called Help). It’s an adaptation of the novel Train by the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 338
by | June 19, 2011 | 78 Comments
Just one week after the actresses have their special, we have a different kind of special in store for us today. It’s funny how something so similar in concept can yield such vastly different results. And while I think it’s made even more hilarious by putting the two specials back-to-back, this one’s hilarious enough to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Dark indie film Bleak Night earns raves
by | March 12, 2011 | 37 Comments
Bleak Night is a movie that was quietly released a week ago, which caught my attention for its thoughtful, haunting indie vibe. Centered around a death at a high school, the film released a week ago on March 3, and has been building strong word of mouth among audiences for being “hair-raisingly, frighteningly realistic” and... More »