All posts filed under: FOREIGN DRAMA & Music

Foreign Drama -Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunters 105 minutes 2016 I found this drama on Drama Fever.  Naturally, that adorably handsome man in the picture is the ever impressing Lee Min Ho. It was released in China, but is a joint venture between China, Hong Kong and South Korea.  I love seeing countries work together. Lee Min Ho is a martial arts expert -and this is flaunted throughout the movie.  Min Ho can perform some cool kicks as he shows off one of his many talents.  Maybe it seems to unrealistic that one man can take on twenty -but I like it anyway. Unfortunately, this movie did not do very well at the box office.  They made 31 million dollars, but the movie cost a whopping 41 million.  That is a huge hit to the pocket book.  I don’t know why Min Ho doesn’t rake his fans into the theatres because he sure does hit the jackpot with his dramas.  City Hunter 9.4; Boys Over Flowers 9.4; The Great Doctor 9.5.  What really surprises me is according to Viki, Heirs only …

Foreign Drama -Five Minutes to Tomorrow

Five Minutes To Tomorrow or Mayonaka no Gofun Mae 126 minutes 2014 I have only found this movie on YouTube.  Haruma Miura will always be a top actor in my eyes, as he brings to us a fever.  Fever that builds emotion and charges our natural fears and/or compassion.  Subjects and ideas others wouldn’t want to touch, do to the complexity of the situation and difficult portrayal, he will bring to life -such as this movie. Still, a moment with him acting before my eyes brings a smile to my lips.  Sappy, huh?  Yep, I do feel sappy about this man. Here we have identical twins who switch places in life until they lose their individuality.  Two men believe they are in love one girl, only to discover they unsure who is lying beside them. When one dies, who are we left with?  Did one kill the other out of jealousy or greed?  Or, did this accident leave the remaining twin with both identities -unable to distinguish which sister to be? This was not my …

Foreign Drama -Love & Life & Lie

Love & Life & Lie 41 episodes 2017 This is only on Viki, that I’ve found.  This is a story about two babies who were accidently switched at birth.  One is poor and the other is spoiled and cruel.  She will do anything to have the man she wants.  An who she wants is Li Yao Nan, played by Chen Xiao began his acting career in 1997.  He is a Chinese actor who has performed in many films, including Detective Dee.  Legend of Lu Zhen was his first leading role and earned a 9.3 rating on Viki. Zhou Dongyu portrays a character who loves everyone but she can be fierce in protecting herself and her mother.  This temperament lands her in all kinds of trouble with the Ji family.  Even though Dong Yu has had many roles in her short career, this is the only film available on Viki. Ye Julia can convince us her character must be truly the most spoiled self absorbed child a family could ever raise.  She will stop at nothing, and …

Foreign Drama -Memories of the Sword

Memories of the Sword 121 Minutes 2015 I found this movie on Netflix and recognized Kim Go Eun, from The Goblin (a 2016-17 Korean Drama).  Since she has made more movies than dramas I thought I’d check it out. Right from the beginning I was drawn in as Go Eun’s character stares up at a mega sunflower.  Yu wonder what she’s doing when in an instant she jumps over the flower.  If that didn’t draw my attention enough she leaps through the field into town a faces a great warrior in the arena.  Didn’t hurt matters that Lee Joon Ho is a handsome young man. Joon Ho began his acting career in 2013, but he didn’t really begin to see his career blossom until 2015.  In 2016, he was in Memory and my beloved drama –Uncontrollably Fond.  Now, this year, he has another leading character in the drama Chief Kim, alongside Namgung Min. He is also a member of the boy band 2PM. Lee Byung Hyun play a man who will betray or even kill those …

Foreign Drama -The Legend of the Deep Blue Sea

The Legend of the Deep Blue Sea 20 episodes 2016-2017 This much anticipated drama hit the screens with many fans glued to their computer, TV or Ipad each week.  Fans of Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun (Gianna) couldn’t wait for these two together, and now sadly, it has ended.  How did it go by so quickly? Did any of you know that Ji Hyun had a son this last February?  I sure would not have thought so because she is always perfectly thin, beautiful and so tall.  This made her perfect to stand next to the over six foot Min Ho. It is fascinating that this drama is only Ji Hyun’s fourth drama.  Yes, I said it right.  She has made 12 movies, but only four dramas.  What an impact she gave us alongside Kim Soo Hyun in My Love From the Stars, and now this.  She won three awards for her performance with Soo Hyun: Best Couple Award Best Actor or Actress selected by director Grand Prize She also won two awards for …

Foreign Drama -One More Happy Ending

One More Happy Ending 16 episodes 2016 Jang Na Ra is a wonderful, endearing actress that always steals my heart each time I see her on the screen.  There is something about her face that leaves you feeling she is precious.  I adore her. This is the second time I’ve watched her.  The first drama was Fated To Love You and oh how I loved that drama.  She is also in Mr. Baek, School 2013 and will be in Housewife Detectives in 2017. Jung Kyoung Ho is not one of my favorite actors, but he always reminds me how much I like him each time he appears before me.  The first time was in Fall in Love with Sung Jung.  I guess he was in Because It’s the First Time but I don’t remember him.  I’m currently watching him in Missing Nine.  I’ve only watched one episode so far, so don’t ask me what I think. Kwon Yool is new for me.  I wasn’t in love with him but he had some good scenes.  Apparently, he was …

Foreign Drama -The Wave

The Wave 105 minutes 2015 Norwegian Film They say this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film even though it wasn’t nominated.  I don’t know how that happened. I loved this movie.  If you like catastrophe movies, like me, this is one to see.  I wouldn’t say it has the hefty detail of some American made movies, but it was well done and entertaining for its genre. The movie is actually based on truth.  In Norway, most of the area is mountainous and rocky.  Rock slides happen like we watch for tornadoes.  They have to monitored like an earthquake and centers are dotted throughout the land to monitor this movement.  When a rock slide happens these massive stones fall into the lakes around them and can cause a tsunami. Kristoffer Joner plays the scientist that first warns of the danger from current readings.  He could be handsome cleaned up but in this movie he looks pretty rough.  Although, he does a wonderful job. He is most well known for his work in Villmark and …