Month: October 2016

Foreign Drama -I Remember You

I Remember You or Hello Monster 16 episodes 2015 Seo In Guk (The Master’s Sun)portrays a highly skilled criminal profiler.  His father believes he is a monster and locks him up in the basement as a child.  After his dad dies, he moves to America an searches for answers.  When he must return to Korea to remember the memories he’s lost he runs into a childhood stalker, Jang Na Ra. He doesn’t appear to have emotions he can rationalize or even understand -they sort of sneak up on him and then he isn’t sure what to do with them. I own several of In Guk’s songs and absolutely love his voice.  If you are not already listening to him -check him out.  In Guk is a handsome man with an adorable dimple. Jang Na Ra can’t let Lee Hyun go.  She wants to know his secrets and find out if he really is a murderer.(Mr. Baek and Fated to Love You)  Cha Ji An seems to understand what this monster needs and sticks by his …

Foreign Drama -Cinderella and Four Knights

Cinderella and Four Knights 16 episodes 2016 If you are not already a fan of Jung Il Woo’s, you should be.  His characters come alive on the screen with such expertise -they are believable. To this day, my favorite drama with Il Woo is Flower Boy Ramen Shop.  He was also in Diary of a Night Watchman, The Moon Embracing the Sun, and 49 Days. Park So Dam first hit my screen co-starring alongside Choi Min Ho in Because its the First Time.  I loved her then, and I still love her.  She is the quintessential of purity on screen.  She has made a long list of movies but this is only her third drama.  If you have already seen the two I mentioned here -try checking her out in Beautiful Mind which can be found on Viki. Lee Jung Shin is my next pick for brilliance.  He really doesn’t have a strong part -but he made himself stand out.  As a pop star he was in the public eye to much to be convincing, …

Foreign Drama -The Fatal Encounter

The Fatal Encounter or King’s Wrath 135 minutes 2014 I won’t tell you this is one of my favorites but it is still a good movie and of course, it stars Hyun Bin.  Hyun Bin portrays a king doing everything he can to save his kingdom from his mother and his life. His eunuch –Jung Jae Young is taught to kill as a child, alongside his chosen brother, Cho Jung Seok.  He is placed in the palace, both still children, with the future plans of killing the king.  It backfires.  The eunuch becomes the kings closest companion and most trusted friend. When Kab Soo’s brother Eul Soo arrives at the palace to kill the king, the eunuch must decided whether he will defend his king or die to save him.  Eul Soo will either kill the king or his brother. This movie has some great scenes in both fighting and friendship. I am unsure why his mother was plotting against her son -I can only surmise it is out of a sense of betrayal -as …