In the Mood for Melodrama, Pt. 2 of 2: “High Society” Q1 Commentary

(This is part 2 of 2. Part one uncapped the opening episodes of Mask.) High Society is neither as overtly sexy or demented as Mask, and it takes longer for the plot to get going. But four episodes into the series it may offer an even more intriguing central couple. The elements of the two shows are similar: … Read more

“Lie to Me” (Series Review)

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One of the things Korean television does very well is romantic comedy. While the rom-com genre dies a slow, painful death in the U.S., it’s thriving in Korea, and “Lie to Me” (2011) is a pretty typical example. It’s entertaining to watch and completely forgettable once the credits roll. Sometimes, this might be exactly what you’re … 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