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  • Winners of the 2018 MBC Drama Awards

    2018/12/30
    Presented by Seohyun and Kim Yong-man on December 30, 2018. We now present to you the winners of the MBC Drama Awards,...More
  • Korean Dramas Starting Today 2018/09/27 in Korea

    2018/09/27, Source
    Korean dramas starting today 2018/09/27 in Korea: "Two Lives One Heart" and "Terius Behind Me",...More
  • [Video] New Teaser Released for the Upcoming Korean Drama "Terius Behind Me"

    2018/09/25, Source
    New teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "Terius Behind Me",...More
  • [Video] Pre-teaser Released and Cast Updated for the Upcoming Korean Drama "Terius Behind Me"

    2018/08/30, Source
    Pre-teaser released and cast updated for the upcoming Korean drama "Terius Behind Me",...More
  • Im Se-mi to Star in "Terius Behind Me" With So Ji-sub, Yoo In-na, and Son Ho-jun

    2018/06/06, Source
    Im Se-mi is starring in the new MBC drama "Terius Behind Me" as a government intelligence agent,...More
  • [New Drama] "Terius Behind Me" Courts So Ji-Sub

    2018/02/24, Source
    "Terius Behind Me" doesn't have much else besides So Ji-sub's name to go on, but that's a pretty powerful name to have involved in a production,...More
  • [Orion's Daily Ramblings] So Ji-sub Joins Drama "Terius Behind Me" by "Shopping King Louis" Writer

    2018/02/22
    Fans of So Ji-sub rejoice, because the actor has confirmed his role in upcoming drama "Terius Behind Me", marking his return to Dramaland after his work in "Oh My Venus" two years ago. Even more exciting for me is that this upcoming title is by writer Oh Ji-yeong-I of the absolutely adorable "Shopping King Louis",...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 13

    2017/07/10
    While episode 12 was about the rampant corruption in Hauline, this episode is about the hearts of the workers and their desire to have a job and take pride in it. It's a concept that has been at the core of Ho-won's character, but we see it manifesting in the other workers. Each person has a different way of chasing his or her dreams, but in the end, steady employment is a major end goal. Especially when the company decides to hire two of the temps instead of just one.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 12

    2017/07/10
    Office politics and battles take the fore as managers cheat and lie their way to the top and fall accordingly. Woo-jin, the man who walks the straight and narrow, is also under pressure to earn his keep and potential promotions by catering to the whims of those above. But he is not a pushover and proves to be a light in the night for the trio of interns.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 11

    2017/06/26
    The gumption that Ho-won found when she thought she was terminally ill continues to show itself, protecting her from the twisted workings of selfish people at the work place. That quality earns her the respect of Woo-jin, her friends, and most of her co-workers. In Korean society her behavior is unusual and I'm proud of her despite the fact that she's a fictional character. We need women like her standing up for women's rights, company worker rights, and people's rights in general.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 10

    2017/06/12
    Episode ten of "Radiant Office" focuses on things unseen or kept secret. Ho-won's mysterious illness marches front and center, Ji-na's relationship with Gi-taek is illuminated, and the mysterious Dr. Seo Hyeon reveals his Machiavellian nature.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 9

    2017/06/11
    "Radiant Offices" tackles some key social issues such as divorce, women in the workplace, and how temporary workers are treated and valued. Delicately approached, these issues are explored without detracting from the overall pace of the plot. Well done, production team.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 8

    2017/06/11
    "Radiant Office" if full of the typical office hierarchical dog poop, but more than that it is a show full of heart. At the core of all the office politics is a group of people who are complex and worth getting to know. The person who continually surprises me is Ji-na.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 7

    2017/05/30
    This episode focuses on what lies beneath. The company projects an image of propriety while accepting bribes and treating employees poorly. Kang-ho seems put together on the outside, but whose and unfortunate situation sets him front and center in "Radiant Office". Although not poor, Kang-ho is under such intense pressure from his mother he tried to kill himself in episode 1, and he is willing to suck up to anyone and do anything in order to not be perceived as a failure by his mother.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 6

    2017/05/30
    "Radiant Office" has a way of sucking you in. Admittedly, I wasn't very thrilled about diving into this drama except for the fact that that it was well-cast. But each subsequent episode proves me wrong. It's a delicate drama machine that explores the office place more than the medical, and it does it beautifully. Go Ah-sung, as always, leads the cast with her sensitive performance. As for the plot, the office politics are not in the least interesting, which is usually the case.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 5

    2017/05/16
    It's a week of humor as the underlings watch their managers bicker and act more than a little immature. It is also a week of weighty responsibility and repercussions that may or may not be fair for those receiving them. This hefty cast of characters goes through a lot, and we with them. Ha-won is a heroine to be admired. Her tenacity ebbs and flows along with her confidence, but she always finds her feet.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 4

    2017/04/29
    A new episode heralds in a new company problem, and this time on "Radiant Office" the drama takes a look at nepotistic tendencies of higher management. Ho-won continues to show more spunk than ever before, fighting for her rights despite her low rank. Around her others continue to suffer due to the hierarchy, giving in or fighting in their own way.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 3

    2017/04/29
    The plight of the newbie worker continues as Ho-won, Gi-taek, and Kang-ho struggle through office life, illness, ex-girlfriends, and mountainous societal and family expectations. Not only are the newbs suffering, but those at the top claw and scrape to keep their positions and one up each other. As represented in the first couple of episodes, the work place is a battlefield and people fight to survive, only in suits rather than fatigues.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 2

    2017/03/21
    "Radiant Office" is shaping up to be an office drama with a touch of chaebol, medical, and fantasy thrown into the mix. While the tone was peculiar, it wasn't unpleasant. The chemistry of the three contract workers, Ho-won, Gi-taek, and Kang-ho, is absolutely delightful. They start to navigate the murky waters of the hierarchical Korean workplace and find many similarities to the real world.,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Radiant Office" Episode 1

    2017/03/17
    "Radiant Office" starts out heavily with the heroine and her new friends wanting to end their miserable lives of poverty and trying to succeed in an extremely competitive job market. Throw a terminal medical issue into the mix and we have some very, very sad young people. Much of the episode was introducing characters who ended up in tears. Despite the sadness, there was still some levity and some insight into the characters and the future workplace dynamic. Go Ah-seon is always a pleasure to watch onscreen and the same holds true for her portrayal of Eun Ho-won.,...More
  • Korean drama starting today 2017/03/15 in Korea

    2017/03/15, Source
    Korean drama starting today 2017/03/15 in Korea "Radiant Office",...More
  • [Photo] Added poster for the upcoming Korean drama "Radiant Office"

    2017/03/10, Source
    Added poster for the upcoming Korean drama "Radiant Office",...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance" Episodes 5-6

    2017/03/02
    The two main conflicts are resolved one after another in the final two episodes of "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance" starting with the most important one- the relationship between In-seong and So-ra. Much as we've had time to reflect on who In-seong and So-ra are as people and how they relate to one another, so too have In-seong and So-ra realized that they really miss each other. It's only realizing the inadequacy of their substitutes that In-seong and So-ra can truly appreciate this,...More
  • [Video + Photos] Added teaser 2 and new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Radiant Office"

    2017/02/28, Source
    Added teaser 2 and new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Radiant Office",...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance" Episodes 3-4

    2017/02/23
    If the first two episodes were somewhat vague on the genre territory of "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance", the third and fourth ones do a much clearer job of setting up that the drama is, indeed, like the title implies, a romance. Learning about events have unfolded from So-ra's perspective is the main elucidating storyline event there. In short, she acted impulsively, and her actions were not a reflection on any kind of failure on In-seong's part,...More
  • [Video] First teaser video released for the Korean drama 'Radiant Office'

    2017/02/22, Source
    First teaser video released for the upcoming Korean drama "Radiant Office",...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance" Episodes 1-2

    2017/02/16
    In-seong (played by Yoon Si-yoon) is a cheerful young man trying to make the best of a bad employment situation and get a decent job. Unfortunately the universe likes to play cruel jokes on In-seong. Soon In-seong is without a job apartment or girlfriend. This leaves In-seong with little choice except to go along with the scheme of his best friend Ji-seob (played Kang Ki-young), which is to agree to be a medical test subject for a quick and easy payout,...More
  • Korean drama starting today 2017/02/16 in Korea

    2017/02/16, Source
    Korean drama starting today 2017/02/16 in Korea "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance",...More
  • [Photos] Updated cast and added poster for the upcoming Korean drama "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance"

    2017/01/16, Source
    Updated cast and added poster for the upcoming Korean drama "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance",...More
  • Upcoming Korean drama "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance"

    2016/10/29, Source
    Added the upcoming Korean drama "Three Color Fantasy - Vivid Romance"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 40 Final

    2015/08/30
    Almost the entire dramatic thrust of this episode is on the resolution of the relationship between Deok-in and Yoon-seo. And you know, it's really cheating to just have that relationship improve over the course of a timeskip. We never actually got to see these two get closer, so why is this resolution supposed to have any serious impact? Why did all the interesting material get shunted into a part of the story that we never actually got to see?,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 39

    2015/08/29
    In the final stretch of "Make a Woman Cry", writer Ha Cheong-ok has decided to pretend like Eun-soo hasn't been the entire focus of the drama for about as long as I can remember. The cliffhanger is resolved just a tad too easily and with a tad too much easy forgiveness. Then practically out of nowhere Deok-in and Jin-woo start acting like the main characters again, having extended heartfelt conversations about loss, forgiveness, and being able to move on with life,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 38

    2015/08/23
    Deok-in solves the mystery of what really happened with the death- well, technically the cops solve it but they do convey through Deok-in their genuine appreciation for Eun-soo giving the tip that ultimately allowed them to crack the case. The look on Eun-soo's face throughout that exchange really is priceless. Apparently it's never occurred to her that a good deed can be its own reward. Eun-soo didn't get the result she was expecting, so instead of doom and destruction all that happens is reconciliation,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 37

    2015/08/22
    Eun-soo attempts to regain...whatever it is she thinks she lost by making a rather curious revelation to Deok-in. What Eun-soo fails to understand, as usual, is that most people think in terms beyond immediate personal gain and satisfaction. The accusations Eun-soo makes are enormously serious ones. It's difficult to imagine that Eun-soo would make up a lie so elaborate unless she had some kind of proof- but then, Eun-soo has told blatant lies before,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 36

    2015/08/16
    Eun-soo's temper tantrum shows no sign of abating. Well, she is finally forced to stop being petty and selfish briefly, when one character finally manages to come up with a threat serious enough to force Eun-soo to cooperate on the question of Jin-han's wife instead of being constantly selfish. I'm tempted to call the theatrics over-the-top and unrealistic- the problem is, I've known people in real life like Eun-soo. Heck, in my worst moments, I've acted like Eun-soo myself. That's not an easy fact to acknowledge, but it's senseless to pretend like we're all rational actors in the real world,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 35

    2015/08/15
    The story has long since moved past tensionless social battles. The last cliffhanger featured Jin-han losing his temper and making direct threats. And the cliffhanger here is even more pronounced. Eun-soo has finally managed to anger enough people severely enough that they're willing to respond with force instead of just letting her insult them for another day. The fact that Eun-soo has a defendable angle no longer matters. Eun-soo has been too deceptive and manipulative at this point for anyone to believe anything she says anymore,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 34

    2015/08/09
    Jin-han has clearly recovered some of his memories. It's not totally clear which ones or how many. But what we do know is that this recovery was prompted by Eun-soo's blatant attempt at emotional manipulation. Eun-soo has frequently demonstrated intelligence, but she appears either unwilling or unable to process the significance of this. Jin-han isn't rejecting his family because of his current wife. He's rejecting his family because they consider Eun-soo to be his de facto wife, and Jin-han is completely unwilling to tolerate Eun-soo's presence,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 33

    2015/08/08
    Eun-soo is at it once again with her terrible and blatant emotional manipulation. But the blowback ends up being more immediate than anticipated. Hyeon-seo has always been a thoughtful, considerate young man, and meeting his father answers a lot of questions. Namely, why Hyeon-seo is thoughtful and considerate when everyone else in his family is so mean. Jin-han is thoughtful and considerate too. He doesn't go for all or nothing. Which is why for all Eun-soo's outrage, Hyeon-seo really is satisfied with just a heartfelt hug,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 32

    2015/08/02
    As expected, the cliffhanger simply ends in another lack of confrontation with Jin-han. Don't worry- by the end of the episode serious progress is finally made to actually integrate the Jin-han character with everything else that's happening in the story. I just can't help but be a little annoyed at this point at the extent to which Jin-han doesn't really participate in a story that's pretty much all about him. Particularly since this plot point revolves around the rich family's business decisions,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 31

    2015/08/01
    The story is still just about completely centered around Jin-han- although we're still not that much closer to his actually participating. From Deok-in, we do get an explanation that indicates her icy attitude toward Eun-soo wasn't just a function of the latter woman's terrible personality. There's an excellent logistical reason why Eun-soo shouldn't be the one to confront Jin-han, at least not in the immediate sense. And also Jin-woo is working at the company now,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 30

    2015/07/26
    Technically speaking I think Hong-ran is supposed to be the bad guy right now. She knows where Jin-han is, and is withholding this information from the rest of her family out of sheer spite. There's just one problem- Eun-soo has proven herself to be a substantially more unlikable person. It's actually pretty enjoyable just watching Eun-soo squirm, because this isn't a problem she can't solve through browbeating and threats. Not like that ever solved any problems in the first place, mind you,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 29

    2015/07/25
    Jin-han (played by Choi Jong-hwan) is the long-lost eldest brother of the Choi family, and the not-exactly-husband of Eun-soo. He's gotten amnesia and now lives a humble existence selling street food with his wife. Strictly speaking "Make a Woman Cry" hasn't actually confirmed that this person is Jin-han, but he's currently listed as such on MBC's official website. And besides, given how much of the conflict lately has been about Jin-han, it would be pretty ridiculous if the snack guy wasn't actually Jin-han after all,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 28

    2015/07/19
    I really don't think we need any more exposition on how Eun-soo is a genuinely terrible person. "Make a Woman Cry" is overdoing it at this point. It's not just making her look evil but also kind of socially retarded. Deok-in didn't accept the proposal from Tae-hwan when he was acting nice about it, so why in the world would she accept it from Eun-soo in full-on bitch mode? Eun-soo's back-up plan is equally terrible, and predictably falls apart completely by the end of the episode,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 27

    2015/07/18
    The conflict takes on the fairly traditional trappings of money versus remorse this episode. To some extent I think Deok-in is bein unfair to Tae-hwan. Obviously it's a somewhat insulting gesture to try to make up for the death of someone's son by giving them money, but what else is Tae-hwan supposed to do? The guy's not exactly overflowing with fatherly warmth and affection. Expressing sympathy through financial gifts is probably the best way Tae-hwan knows how to articulate himself,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 26

    2015/07/12
    Last episode's cliffhanger promised a lot of tears- and that's exactly what we get here. Deok-in has a complete breakdown. She loses interest in everything- her social position, her relationships, all of them become absolutely meaningless in light of the new information Deok-in now has about her son's death. There's nothing for the other characters to do except look on awkwardly in silence,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 25

    2015/07/11
    Eun-soo's attempts at playing detective have at this point completely torpedoed any hope of her character being seen as sympathetic. I kind of want to see something terrible happen to her son, because short of that, it really doesn't seem like there's anything else that could make Eun-soo realize that taunting a woman about her dead child is only a few hairs short of outrageous cartoonish evil,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 24

    2015/07/05
    Eun-soo has this really bad habit of using a threatening tone of voice even when she's not actually trying to act threatening. The weird part is that it quickly becomes clear that Eun-soo doesn't actually know anything about what's going on with Jin-woo. She just seems to be gossiping with Deok-in for no apparent reason, except to try and hurt Deok-in emotionally. So that character, at least, remains mostly unsympathetic,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 23

    2015/07/04
    It's all well and good for Jin-woo to say that he'll love and support Deok-in no matter what- but at this point "Make a Woman Cry" is forcing the issue of how they have very different perspectives on relationships and trauma. Jin-woo is unwilling to acknowledge that his previous marriage was a failure, on account of the fact that it didn't end in divorce. Whereas Deok-in takes death much more seriously, and realizes that even the best intent can't salvage an awful overall situation,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 22

    2015/06/28
    Deok-in's attempt to get a clear explanation of Jin-woo's behavior doesn't go that well. Part of the issue is just that Jin-woo doesn't want to tell her what's really going on, so he simply tells Deok-in about his emotional state instead. This isn't really much more helpful- just because Jin-woo wants to see her even though he doesn't actually want to see her just means...what exactly?,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 21

    2015/06/27
    What makes the action scenes in "Make a Woman Cry" feel odd is that, first and foremost, this is a family drama. It's been over a dozen episodes since Deok-in has ever fought anyone. It's one of the odder parts of her background as a cop. In a more conventional story this stuff would show up all the time. But purporting as it does to be at least partially be a representation of real family life, "Make a Woman Cry" has to show much more restraint in this department,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 20

    2015/06/21
    The rich family conflict between Jin-myeong and Hong-ran finally comes to a head. Their differences have become so irreconcilable that divorce would appear to be inevitable. The irony of the situation is rather obvious- all this time we've had families arguing over divorce and whether or not this should be the proper basis for long term decisions. And yet here, Hong-ran is treated like the bad guy because...well, as far as I can tell because she's not a blood relative,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 19

    2015/06/20
    Jin-woo isn't at all sure how to deal with the information he learned from his son. In the immediate sense all Jin-woo really knows is that he has to continue making a sincere emotional effort to help Deok-in out, because this new information doesn't change the basics of their emotional bond. Deok-in is a woman who's always trying very hard to do the right thing, and not always succeeding. Particularly when it comes to Kyeong-cheol,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 18

    2015/06/14
    Kyeong-cheol comes off surprisingly sympathetically considering that he's basically a whiny child. The confrontation at the rich family's house doesn't go the way he was hoping, and when given the chance, Kyeong-cheol unwinds by literally having a temper tantrum. Watching Kyeong-cheol is kind of like watching a kid who has just been told that life isn't fair, after having been told point blank that the authority figures are going to do things in a hypocritical way,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 17

    2015/06/13
    After establishing that the last cliffhanger was for real, "Make a Woman Cry" quickly takes the focus off of the rich family and gets back to the more interesting character/situation- Deok-in and her birth mother meeting up with Deok-in's in-laws. It's a situation that slowly moves from awkward to just plain painful. On a basic level Deok-in just can't relate to her birth mother. And her birth mother, too, really doesn't appreciate that this is Deok-in's actual family she's condescending to,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 16

    2015/06/07
    The greater theme this episode is well-meaning lies. Surprisingly enough this is actually well-integrated into all three spotlighted storylines. I can't tell whether this was intentional or just a coincidence, but mostly I'm just relieved that the rich family storyline has been given some much needed comparative context. It turns out all the characters are likely to sink or swim together on these problems,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 15

    2015/06/06
    Deok-in's struggle with her birth mother continues. It's a bit of a heartbreaking situation, because "Make a Woman Cry" is delving into the reality of what these reunions usually mean for people. There's no magical moment of understanding- just this lingering sense of regret that this was how life turned out because for whatever reason, a mother was not able to be a mother. Even though Deok-in and her mother are mostly on the same page in the ambiguity department, that doesn't make their meetings any less awkward,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 14

    2015/05/31
    In a bit of a fakeout, Deok-in doesn't confront her mother right away. Instead, she retreats to Jin-woo, admitting that there's some things she can't handle. And Jin-woo responds...by wristwatch. I can't tell whether that was supposed to be weirdly clunky product placement or whether director Kim Geun-hong just needed to include some kind of visual clue that Jin-woo the school teacher comes from a wealthy family. I'm inclined toward the former explanation personally,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 13

    2015/05/30
    It's another episode mostly focused on the rich family. I didn't dislike this one as much as usual, though. I'm not really sure it's because I actually care about what the rich family is doing so much as it is I'm just used enough to their antics by now that there's not much apparent point to complaining. I do somewhat empathize with Hyeon-seo, who's stubbornly taken sick mainly because his mom's such a jerk,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 12

    2015/05/24
    Kyeong-cheol has many flaws, but the worst of them has to be that the guy's just not that smart. Last cliffhanger he "discovered" that Deok-in was having an affair with Jin-woo. A more farsighted person might have realized that Deok-in finding a boyfriend is a good thing. It makes Deok-in less likely to try to cling to the marriage. Which, consequently, would make it easier for Kyeong-cheol to get a divorce and finally marry Jin-hee. So how does Kyeong-cheol use this information?,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 11

    2015/05/23
    This episode opens up with another dumb rich person argument...of course. Well, they're not all dumb. I find I'm liking the Eun-soo / Hyeon-seo conflict. A well-to-do mother wanting to keep her son from getting involved with some woman without a pedigree, that much I can easily understand. Eun-soo no doubt has an inferiority complex about marrying into wealth. But there's just something awfully petty about Eun-soo trying to keep Hyeon-seo from hanging around Kyeong-tae. You pay no mind to that boy, he's from a lower economic class,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 10

    2015/05/17
    The general ambiguity of Jin-hee's character is played up a lot here. As has been noted multiple times now, her request is a reasonable one. Deok-in and Kyeong-cheol don't have a marriage anymore, and both of them know it. The problem is that Jin-hee is a total jerk. Deok-in is totally correct when she points out that Jin-hee can't expect people to just give her whatever she wants because she apologizes. Deok-in is also correct in noting that Jin-hee's immaturity will almost certainly prove a major barrier in any kind of marriage, and that she's not properly anticipating how hard marriage will be,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 9

    2015/05/16
    ...And once more, it's back to the rich family. There's something terribly frustrating about a drama that insists on only being interesting half the time. The main issue is that most of these people just come off like jerks. Which isn't necessarily bad. Deok-in is definitely a pushy, bossy jerk. But she never comes off that badly because we can see the emotional heart underlying Deok-in's motivation. That's mostly gone any time the action shifts to the big house,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 8

    2015/05/10
    Unfortunately the focus shifts ever so slightly to the rich family again. I'm really not interested in their petty, destructive arguments. There's just no sense of urgency. At best, we're just looking at a bunch of petty, emotional jerks be petty, emotional jerks to each other. On a basic level none of these people are really all that sympathetic. Bear in mind that to some extent most of the characters in this drama are at least somewhat unsympathetic- the humanity comes in trying to unravel their personal situation,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 7

    2015/05/09
    The cliffhanger ends up going rather anticlimatically. There's no larger discussion this episode regarding bullying or proper filial piety. It's just kind of a weird opening gag about how sometimes punches go wrong and then it's time for everyone to go scooting off. Beyond that one punch, by the way, this episode is mostly a pretty nonviolent one. At least from Deok-in's end. She's had a stressful enough time lately to not be going around looking for trouble,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 6

    2015/05/03
    One of the more interesting parts of the relationship between Deok-in and Jin-woo is that she's the heroic figure who gets stuff done, where as he's the dork who has to ask for help. So the ending of the last episode, as we see here, was a bit of a shock to Deok-in. No one ever comes to rescue her. The fact that Jin-woo isn't very good at helping out is really sort of besides the point. It's been awhile since anyone ever actually tried to help Deok-in tangibly,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 5

    2015/05/02
    This episode is the one where the title really hits an accurate mark. While Deok-in might be a hard-boiled ex-detective who's good in a fight, ultimately, we constantly see that all she really wants to do is cry. It's not something Deok-in can do with her husband's family, because to a large extent they expect Deok-in to just be a pillar of support. It is something that she can do with Jin-woo, mostly because he happens to be there when she breaks down,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 4

    2015/04/26
    So, Kyeong-cheol (played by In Gyo-jin) is Deok-in's estranged husband. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that he's estranged from his entire family. Deok-in still lives with her relatives by marriage, while Kyeong-cheol has been hanging out with the rich family. Deok-in's new girlfriend, Jin-hee (played by Hann E-seo), is pushing for marriage- a task made inconvenient by the fact that Kyeong-cheol's family refuses to acknowledge that the marriage is over, on account of the fact that they really like Deok-in. And also Jin-hee is Jin-woo's brother,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 3

    2015/04/25
    The formulaic nature of "Make a Woman Cry" puzzles me. It's mostly because this isn't really a genre combination that makes a whole lot of sense. The ex-cop who solves crimes by beating the living snot out every single low-life in punching range is the kind of trope I expect to see in a hard-boiled action movie. Somehow I was expecting Deok-in's investigation to involve more actual investigating and less excessive violence,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants"

    2014/11/23
    Tae-joo (played by Kim Da-hyeon) once was a member of an up-and-coming band. After a rather preventable accident it's a time-skip to the present day where his prospects are a bit more dismal. Tae-joo has given up the fame of the high life and instead just gives out vocal lessons. Thanks to his connections in the entertainment industry, Yae-joo does get the occasional high-level client. In this case, Anna (played by Han Seung-yeon), a girl band lead singer who can't sing,...More
  • Korean dramas starting today 2014/11/23 in Korea

    2014/11/23, Source
    Korean dramas starting today 2014/11/23 in Korea "Doctor Frost", "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants" and "Drama Special - The Reason Why I Drink",...More
  • [Video] Trailer released for the Korean drama 'Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants'

    2014/11/19, Source
    Trailer released for the upcoming Korean drama "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants",...More
  • Upcoming Korean drama "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants"

    2014/11/14, Source
    Added the upcoming Korean drama "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants"'s page to HanCinema database,...More

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