[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Golden Cross" 2014/06/28
Revenge dramas might be a common type, but they are also a very tricky genre to pull off well. While it is easy to pile misfortune onto the leads who will carry the aforementioned revenge out until audiences feel for them, going for more grey characters is harder. The villains are also an important element, since a lot of the dramatic tension and viewers' emotional investment relies on them keeping that feeling of injustice going. 'Golden Cross' succeeds in some aspects and fails in others, ultimately missing the mark for what could have been a great revenge story.
Kang Do-yoon (Kim Kang-woo) has a loving family of parents and a sister. He aspires to be a prosecutor and make a good living. When his sister is tricked into providing sexual favors for an important figure of the finance world named Seo Dong-ha (Jung Bo-suk) and is murdered by him, Do-yoon's father is framed for it. As he begins to look into the case and plan his revenge for what was done to his family, Do-yoon meets the prosecutor in charge, Seo I-re (Lee Si-young), who also happens to be the daughter of the murderer,...More
[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Lee Si-young 2014/06/28
An actor's image is a very important thing in South Korea and when it comes to dramas, role choices very often shape viewers' opinions about the artist. Or at the very least, the viewers' general feelings towards them. There are cases of stars who might avoid taking on roles that do not advance a cool and poised persona and comedy is not something everyone dares to touch, especially in physical comedy form.
Lee Si-young is someone whose image is a bit different and whose role choices have never been about how graceful she can look, but about how fun she can be. Having been active for no longer than 6 years, Lee has been in a variety of drama and movie roles, quite often within the romantic comedy genre,...More
SBS "Three Days" drops in percentage 2014/04/23, Source
SBS drama "Three Days" dropped slightly in percentage. According to Nielsen Korea, SBS "Three Days" rated 11.1%.
This is 0.9% lower than the previous episode. With the breaking news on the Sewol ferry disaster, the drama was cancelled last week. Despite the drop, it still came in first place,...More
All dramas and shows cancelled due to sinking ship 2014/04/16, Source
All entertainment shows and dramas were cancelled in expression of mourning the victims of the passenger ship that sank in Jindo on the 16th.
KBS1 broadcasted newsbreaks from 10AM onwards until 1:10AM on the 17th. "Secret of Birth", "Real Experience of The World" and daily drama "Love Rides the Song" were all cancelled,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Golden Cross" 2014/04/05
After a series of rating failures and poor handling of their dramas' plots, KBS is having another go at things with 'Golden Cross'. With a typical melodrama plot and a cast of talented actors, the series does not sound like something fresh, but perhaps the road most traveled will be helpful in getting out of the slump they have gotten themselves into,...More
Lee Si-young, from boxing to judo 2014/03/30, Source
Actress Lee Si-young is coming back as a hot shot detective.
She stars in the new KBS 2TV drama "Golden Cross". Stills of the drama taken in Paju were released and she is suppressing a criminal with a flip on the back. It's hard to believe that this is her first time flipping someone over. The staff were worried about her opponent instead,...More
Lee Si-young Won't Box at Incheon Asian Games 2014/03/29, Source
Actress and boxer Lee Si-young will not participate in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in September as she failed to enter the final tryouts on Tuesday. She also missed the previous two tryouts. "She didn't have enough time to build up her skills for the bout", said Kim Won-chan, manager of Incheon City boxing team. "But we will keep working on her conditioning with the aim of getting her into the World Championships on Jeju Island in November",...More
"Park Si-hoo hasn't taken the time to reflect on his past mistakes" 2014/03/05, Source
There has been criticism about actor Park Si-hoo not reflecting on his mistakes.
The Korean Entertainment Management Organization announced negative opinions about Park Si-hoo and his return to work. KEMO said, "He's created a social discomfort and although the case has been legally concluded, it hasn't been morally negotiated by society yet. As a public figure, he should've asked for an understanding about his comeback and should've showed signs of reflecting back on his past mistakes",...More
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