‘Start-Up’ is off to a strong start — First Impressions

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I love Park Hye Run‘s dramas. For the uninformed, she has penned shows like Dream High (2011), I Hear Your Voice (2013), Pinocchio (2014) and While You Were Sleeping (2017). Anchored by a good story, they are full of warmth and characters with strong values and idealism despite being flawed. The vibe is breezy and uplifting with humour and thrills excellently balanced. Her newest drama, tvN’s Start-Up has her signature style and I’m already liking it a lot more than I expected. Continue reading

OCN brings mystery thriller ‘Search’ with Jang Dong Yoon and Krystal this weekend

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Jang Dong Yoon had a breakout role in popular period drama The Tale Of Nokdu (his earlier shows include A Poem A Day, Mr. Sunshine and School 2017) and it’s refreshing to see him in a completely different role and genre with the following series Search. It is a mystery thriller about a special military crew which is sent to find out the truth about mysterious disappearances and deaths in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Colour me intrigued. Continue reading

The entrancing world of ‘Tale Of The Nine Tailed’ — First Impressions

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The deluge of dramas in October had left me in a quandary about which one to start and which one to postpone for a later watch. Well, I was intrigued by the premise of Tale Of The Nine Tailed as the fantasy genre with folklore and myths has always piqued my interest, so this drama is the one I decided to go for. After 2 episodes, I can say it was a good choice. Continue reading

tvN brings youthful ‘Start-Up’ this Saturday with Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim Sun Ho

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There can be plenty of reasons to check out a drama. To me, the writers play a very important role. If I have liked their past works, chances are I might want to watch their new drama too. The new tvN drama Start-Up interests me for that very reason. It is penned by Park Hye Ryun of shows like I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio and Dream High. This is her third drama with Suzy as her last show While You Were Sleeping also starred her in the lead role. Continue reading

REVIEW: Forest Of Secrets 2 / Stranger 2 / Secret Forest 2

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More often than not, the sequels or prequels or season extensions tend to disappoint, or fail to meet the expectations of an acclaimed and beloved movie or TV show. Forest Of Secrets (aka Stranger for Netflix viewers) aired in 2017 and it was a tall order to match its stupendousness. But the second season proves to be an exception by taking the praiseworthy elements of its predecessor and being a worthy story in its own right. Continue reading