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'Temptation of Wolves' suffers from melodramatic plot
It is tempting to jump to criticizing "Temptation of Wolves", directed by Kim Tae-gyoon, considering its cheesy plot and poor moviemaking quality. But this doesn't really matter to the target audience - girls in their teens and 20s (perhaps 30s).
The most important selling point of this movie is t,...More
'The Guy was Cool' caters to teen love fantasies
"The Guy was Cool", directed by Lee Hwan-gyeong, is incredibly predictable. Teenagers will like this movie nonetheless, simply because its predictable storyline lives up to their expectations, letting Korean high school girls vicariously enjoy a Cinderella fantasy.
Han Ye-won (Jeong Da-bin) is a ,...More
Delinquent teenagers: a new cultural trend?
When 19-year-old Lee Yoon-sei, better known by her penname Guiyeoni, first released the Internet novel "The Guy was Cool" in 2001, teenagers went wild with enthusiasm.
After her novels got published in paperback and one became a bestseller, critics called this "a fresh shock to the current liter,...More
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