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    [PICK] Upcoming Webtoon-Adapted Dramas

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun From the 2020 hit drama Itaewon Class to the most recent Sweet Home, The In-Laws, Love Revolution, True Beauty and The Uncanny Counter, dramas based on the webtoon (or web novels) are receiving positive responses regardless of genres and subjects. Given the recent success stories, there […] More

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    [PICK] Actors with Comic Book Visuals are on the Rise

    Edited by Hwang Hong Sun Translated by Kim Yoo Hyang While dramas with webtoons as their original works are gaining popularity, ‘Manjjitnam’ actors are also being noticed. As a newly coined abbreviation that means “men who are straight out of a comic book,” it refers to actors who accurately depict their characters as they integrate […] More

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    [PICK] ‘Sweet Home’: Who Plays Who?

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun The reaction that Sweet Home is receiving is quite extraordinary. With its solid narrative that depicts people’s desperate struggles in a desperate crisis and its high-quality visuals that have completely melted the budget of 30 billion KRW (about 27.5 million USD), Sweet Home is gaining popularity […] More

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    [PICK] Editors’ Pick – Best Dramas of the Second Half of 2020

    Translated by Kim Yoo Hyang   The second half of 2020 can be summed up with dramas about youthhood VS ‘Makjang’ dramas. (Translator’s Note: ‘Makjang’ refers to stories or plotlines which are extreme, unrealistic, ridiculous, or aloof. This usually includes plot twists such as birth/family secrets, acts of revenge, terminal illnesses, or deaths.) A series […] More

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    [PICK] Impressive Villains in the 2020 K-dramas

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun The Penthouse: War in Life that became the talk of the town is full of characters full of vulgar desires and narcissism. From the beginning of the play, most characters seem to go out of line, building up a series of extreme scenarios, such as affairs, […] More

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    [PICK] Christmas Movies with Korean Sentiment

    Edited by Hwang Hong Sun Translated by Kim Hoyeun The Christmas season where you spend time with your family, friends and lovers is finally coming. Of course, we should watch out for COVID-19, so let us at least enjoy the heart-fluttering and exciting moments that we feel as we watch the Christmas-themed movies.    If […] More

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    [PICK] Mystery Thriller Films that Revolve Around the “Phone”

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun The recent Netflix film The Call and MBC drama Kairos feature “telephone” that connects the past and the present. These phone calls that connect characters living in two different times are not just simple “calls” but also play the role of changing fate and blazing a […] More

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    [PICK] Thrilling Crime-Comedy Movies with Outstanding Teamwork

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun Collectors, released on Dec 4, is a caper film featuring team play of unique characters centered around a genius thief. Though some point out that the film unraveled interesting materials in such obvious ways, it certainly played its role as a time-killing film to watch lightly […] More

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    [PICK] Indie Films Starring A-list Stars

    Edited by Hong Hyun Jung Translated by Kim Hoyeun   There are films that may lack entertainment shown in mainstream films but underscore the astonishing presence of A-list stars. Actors’ efforts, such as challenging difficult roles or doing the films for free, complete these movies with sincerity instead of colorful attractions. This article introduces films […] More

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