‘Ma Dong-seok’

Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 11, 2016
by | November 11, 2016 | 70 Comments
Yook Sung-jae Here’s our first peek at Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) in tvN’s upcoming fantasy drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin, where he plays a chaebol heir whose family has served the goblin as vassals for thirteen generations. Gong Yoo stars as the mysterious goblin who aims to end his immortal life, and Yook... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 9, 2016 | 179 Comments
How many times can a show blow your mind before there isn’t any mind left? When you think there just CAN’T be any more twists, Police Unit 38 ups the ante once again, taking a whole new direction as the past collides with the present in one last, all-out, life-or-death showdown between the bad guys,... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 15
by | August 8, 2016 | 80 Comments
Backs get stabbed and plans backfire when the antagonists of our show prove themselves to be just as clever as our professional conmen. Despite rising uncertainties and a potential win for the other side, our heroic duo finds that when you trust your team to have have your back and refuse to let your faith... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo to redefine immigrant experience in Koreatown
by | August 4, 2016 | 10 Comments
It’s like seeing a beautiful rare butterfly when someone can make a successful crossover career in acting and directing, and Ha Jung-woo (Agasshi) is steadily on his way to doing just that. The acclaimed Chungmuro veteran actor made his debut as a director in 2013 with screwball comedy Rollercoaster, followed up by the period film... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 14
by | August 3, 2016 | 103 Comments
This show! It doesn’t run out of twists! Every week leaves me scrabbling around for my brains, but isn’t the utter assurance of the storytelling just so compelling? It plays its cards astutely and without a trace of self-satisfaction at its own cleverness, focusing instead on delivering well-timed curveballs and payoffs. But most reassuringly, it... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 13
by | August 1, 2016 | 98 Comments
Patience is a skill that all the best conmen need to master, and it’s a virtue that is tested in our scammers repeatedly on this show. As we hurtle towards the final week of bad guys pitted against the truly evil, we try to keep up with the master swindler and his canny crew, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 12
by | July 27, 2016 | 122 Comments
This has been such an episode of reversals and reversals of reversals that I’m at a point where I’ve lost any ability to be coherent. That whirring you hear? It’s my brain spinning like a top trying to figure out everyone’s endgame, and whether my bears can live happily ever after or not. I’ll admit... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 11
by | July 26, 2016 | 116 Comments
It’s an episode of unravelling truths and dealing with betrayals on several fronts, for all of our characters. And it’s been a long time coming, but we finally learn what drives our hero and why he double-crossed his friends. While revenge is served up on a satisfactory platter, Jung-do has to now decide if it... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2016 | 85 Comments
Seventy minutes of mayhem ensue as Jung-do, Sung-il, and the crew move in for the kill. Loyalties are tested and assumptions are upended as new and old enemies band together against our heroes. They say there is no honor among thieves. Our resident teddy bear ajusshi is about to find out just what his trust... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 9
by | July 20, 2016 | 100 Comments
Our swindler has shown us many faces, but the tiny cracks in his facade give us a glimpse of something rawer beneath. The question of what’s real and what’s not becomes vitally important this hour as the seeds of doubt are planted in Sung-il’s mind, and he has to decide whether he can trust his... More »