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 …

The patriot and the white elephant war

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 The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations who words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson oh! … flashback A number of years ago, I watched this masterpiece directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol. The film portrayed the life (mostly invented rather than factual) of a historical figure in Thailand’s history – Queen Suriyothai. Before I get …

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, …