Posts Tagged ‘Kim Ji-won’

Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 15, 2014
by | November 15, 2014 | 48 Comments
So Ji-sub, Kim Ji-won So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun) and Kim Ji-won (Gap-dong) are collaborating on a web drama titled Good Day. Filming has begun, and the production company is being very secretive about the experimental project. All we know so far is that it will be about a man who finds Jeju Island, and scenes... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 20 (Final)
by | June 21, 2014 | 69 Comments
Here we are, at the end of the psychopath’s road. Mysteries (what’s left of them) are explained, our heroes come to an understanding of sorts, and hitherto unsolved investigations are closed. I would say all of our major plotlines are resolved, and characters receive a measure of closure. As for justice—is that served? Hm, I... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 19
by | June 20, 2014 | 31 Comments
We’re one episode shy of the finale, which means the loose ends should be coming together and tightening up as we address the last few questions that still linger about our killer’s motivations. Well, the operative word here is should, but I can’t say that we exactly get there with this hour. What it does... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 18
by | June 14, 2014 | 59 Comments
Was it me, or was this episode incomprehensible? I’m still trying to figure out whether it was just a little too cryptic for its own good, or if it was wholly off its rocker. When I’m confused about a drama, I try not to leap to the “this show made no sense” conclusion if I’m... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 17
by | June 13, 2014 | 62 Comments
So what happens when your bad guys are identified and caught with four episodes still left to go? Time to crack the code, of course—not the who of the matter, but the why, which is complicated by the appearance of a cipher on the scene. Is that symbology important, or is it a distraction? What... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 16
by | June 7, 2014 | 42 Comments
This show is taking the complete opposite approach of how I’d tell a serial killer story, but I suppose that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s just that it’s kind of amazing how everybody and their mother (and father, even) knows who the culprit is at this point, and yet nobody can nail... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 15
by | June 6, 2014 | 23 Comments
It’s interesting to see how far you can take a story despite knowing all the pieces in advance, because by conventional storytelling standards that makes for a less satisfying payoff. I’d argue that this is a ball that Gap-dong dropped that it needn’t have—it could definitely have played up the suspense in numerous ways without... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 14
by | June 1, 2014 | 58 Comments
Whoa, things get legitimately good. It came a little later than I wanted, but better late than never. This episode injects a fresh jolt of energy into a story that has already revealed its villain and mystery, and I find that a very welcome thing. While the plot developments to date haven’t been outright predictable,... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 13
by | May 30, 2014 | 77 Comments
Now that we know the who of the matter, it’s time to turn to the why of things. Giving us the identity of the killer with so many episodes to go was a risky choice, but this drama has always been more interested in plumbing the psyches of its characters, so I expect to delve... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 12
by | May 24, 2014 | 92 Comments
We get a major breakthrough in this episode, and it’s so big that it has me wondering where we could possibly go from here to keep up the mystery. Are you really giving us the truth at this point, or is this another red herring in a sea of red herrings? I suspect we’re in... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 11
by | May 23, 2014 | 43 Comments
Some aspects of this latest suspect of the day play out in the expected way, but this episode introduces a big twist that could potentially be a game-changer. While I can’t say that Gap-dong is full of surprises, where it keeps me guessing is in the psychology of its characters, and that ever-present cloud of... More »