oh! … DRAMA Category Archives

No glitz, no glam! Just a Cruel City!

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Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake? Justin Alcala oh! … brief This crime kdrama captures the dark struggles of undercover agents and members of a narcotics ring. The action starts with the death of an undercover agent and informant, involved with Jeoul otherwise known as ‘Scale’ who …

The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night to let her breathe!

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Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift Dante Alighieri, Inferno oh! … brief The book by the same title (Haereul Poomeun Dal), written by Jung Eun-gwol, forms the basis for this romantic period-fantasy and tells the poignant love story between a fictional king of the Joseon dynasty and a female shaman. The story begins when the two main …

It’s not quite Prada, it’s just Emotion ….

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Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling   Roman Payne, The Wanderess oh! … brief The storyline for the dorama is coming-of-age of the female protagonist, Mayuko Tokita who studied textiles at University. She starts working with a small, high-end lingerie design business in Tokyo called “Emotion”. (Emotion is the actual shop name and not merely …

No flower can survive this cruel palace

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Evil must rely on the self-serving interests of the arrogant, the lustful, the power-hungry, the hateful, and the greedy to feed and proliferate. R.G. Risch oh! … brief The drama is a sageuk and paints a cruel, hidden story within a royal court. The story focuses on a Joseon-era femme fatale in the guise of a beautiful but evil-hearted power-hungry Royal Concubine and the battles she …

oh! … the genre

For the purposes of my blog, I use the following genre descriptors to choose the genre and/or subgenre of the films and dramas I review. Action Typically includes a protagonist that will be involved in dangerous situations, like explosions, fight scenes, daring escapes. Typically Hong Kong action drama and film revolves around stylised sequences and dramatic themes like a brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.  …

oh! … the choices

Ignore the noise and follow your own choice Unknown   So, you got this far! Glad to have you along for the ride. There is more to the ‘drama scene’ than just what is coming out of South Korea in a steady and reliable flow. Honestly, the vast majority of the drama’s that made my list (maybe hyperlink here to the actual list?) are South …

oh! … the reason

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Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels Henry Wadsorth Longfellow  My late father instilled in me a love for the arts —music, dance, theatre, film and drama. Some of our most cherished times together before he died, were spent immersed in one art form or another. My father also introduced me to foreign films, …