“Secret” (a.k.a. “Secret Love”) Series Review

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Note: It’s the truth. I haven’t entirely moved on from Kill Me, Heal Me. But that’s a good excuse to write about other dramas with Ji Sung, who definitely knows how to pick the odd, interesting projects. If you want to see Ji Sung playing a good guy, Secret (2013) isn’t your show. We first meet his character, … Read more

“Shut Up Flower Boy Band” (Netflix: “Shut Up & Let’s Go”) Series Review

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“Shut Up Flower Boy Band” contains a sweet but slight romance. The real action here is in the well-written friendships. “Flower boys” show up in the titles of three TvN shows made between 2011 and 2013, but each story takes the vague idea in a different direction. “Shut Up Flower Boy Band” makes the good-looking … Read more

“It’s Okay, That’s Love” (Series Review)

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“It’s Okay, That’s Love” is a gutsy and outstanding story despite its bland title. Never judge a K-drama by its promotional ads. The poster image of Gong Hyo-Jin and Jo In-Sung in a bathtub is supposed to look cute. In fact, it looks chilly and uncomfortable. Of course they’re wrapped around each other—that porcelain’s cold. The script for … Read more