With the official international release of the new Netflix drama "Love Alarm" particular attention has been called to Kim So-hyun's performance in the lead role. Fans of the original webcomic on which "Love Alarm" is based have praised her fidelity to the character.
Kim So-hyun's thought process during the performance was hinted at during a press conference for "Love Alarm" held on August 20th, where she discussed the difficulty of trying not to make her character, Jojo, seem too weak or pathetic. Kim So-hyun talked about how circumstances often made her seem that way though she wasn't really, which is a critical nuance behind the webcomic's popularity.
"Love Alarm" is a light science fiction story that explores what happens to students in a world with an app that tells you if someone within ten meters likes you romantically. It was released worldwide on Netflix on August 22nd.
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"Love Alarm" is directed by Lee Na-jeong, written by Lee Ah-yeon, Seo Bo-ra, and features Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Kang, Shin Seung-ho, Son Su-min, Go Min-si. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/08/22, Thu on Netflix.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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