Thursday, June 4, 2020

"The Flower of Evil" recap

Two main posters of "The Flower of Evil" going back and forth between romance and suspense have been released.
The new tvN drama "The Flower of Evil", which broadcasts for the first time in July, is a packed emotional tracing drama of a man named Baek Hee-seong (Lee Joon-gi), who hides his brutal past and changes his identity, and Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), his homicide detective wife who traces his past, and stands in front of the truth they want to turn away from.
The two main posters, which were released on June 3rd, are drawing attention with their unexpected visuals, while the original script and director Kim Cheol-gyoo, as well as the high quality production video showing the fantastic teamwork of the actors are already showing the scent of a well-made drama.
First of all, the romance version of the poster contains the silhouette of Lee Joon-gi (Baek Hee-seong) and Moon Chae-won (Cha Ji-won) gazing at the each other under the warm sunlight. While the expression hidden by the backlight is curious, the touch of a couple who have loved each other for 14 years in the story is full of affection, which makes one expect a dense melodrama.
However, the poster of the suspense version, which outlines what is hidden in the dark, is interesting, as the two are confronting each other in a rapidly changing atmosphere. The red police light in the background and the blood on Baek Hee-seong's arm and work clothes raises tension, while the romantic touch turns into one where they touch each other as if they are about to grab each others' necks, creating a dangerous atmosphere.
In particular, the wavering eyes of Baek Hee-seong, the 'man who played love', who seems to have been caught doing something bad, and Cha Ji-won, the 'woman who loved even the danger' who stares at him, seem to express the risky relationship when the truth comes out.
Meanwhile, "The Flower of Evil" broadcasts in July.
"The Flower of Evil" is directed by Kim Cheol-gyoo, written by Yoo Jeong-hee, and features Lee Joon-giMoon Chae-wonJang Hee-jinSeo Hyun-wooJung Seo-yeonSon Jong-hak. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/07/22~Upcoming, Wed, Thu 22:50 on tvN.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Mystic Pop Up Bar, 쌍갑포차 Episode 4 Recap and preview ep 5

Weolju brings in an white man dubbed ‘Agent Smith’ who pretends to berate her on exposing her identity. Yeorin’s impressed when Agent Smith is revealed to be Manager Gui.

Kangbae’s even more impressed by Mr Smith and tries to introduce himself when Mr Smith snaps that they’re good here.

Weolju and Kangbae have no choice but to return to the real world to protect Jindong from the accident that is to take his life. Weolju stands on lookout to delay Grim Reaper Yeom, while Kangbae supposed keep an eye on Jindong. The man himself is chipper as hell, having bought a lotto ticket and promises Kangbae a trip to Hawaii. Kangbae spends the entire day lifting everything and trying to save Jindong from stray  shopping carts, ladders, lifting boxes and even banana peels. At 10:53. the 10 minute countdown starts and Grim Reaper Yeom arrives on the scene. Weolju stands in his way ready to beat him up and ends up chasing him around the store to prevent him from getting to Jindong.

Jindong’s disappointed now that the lottery numbers don’t work. But he’s delighted to find that his grandmother’s back is now fine. They happily celebrate. Meanwhile, Weolju’s busy making Manager Gui peel garlic, remove poop from anchovies, peel potatoes and more when Kangbae totters in having been doing chores outside. Weolju takes him home to once she notices his fever and leaves the shop to Manager Gui. Grim Reaper Yeom drops by and mentions that Manager Gui’s old job at a policeman who catches evil spirits is still open and the police chief would like him reinstated.

Weolju puts Kangbae to bed. He grabs at her hand as she makes to leave. In delirium he says “Don’t go”. That brings Weolju to an old memory of her leaving the prince’s bedside when he grabbed her hand. Weolju stares at Kangbae.

I began to wonder if Chief Gwi was the prince.  And sure enough, at the very end of the promo for ep 5, someone says "have you been well, your majesty" and we also have Death asking if Chief Gwi and  Weol Ju are dating. Also at the very end of ep 4, we see the prince promising to find Weol Ju in the next life.

Manager Gwi has a scene holding the crescent blade like Guan Yu when he took care of the evil spirit

We return to the past as the prince drags a bloody sword to the Sacred Tree and cries that he couldn’t save Weolju. He vows to find her in her next life and to protect her even if he has to sacrifice his soul.

preview ep 5

"It's Okay to Not Be Okay" recap

Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji's fateful encounter was spotted in "It's Okay to Not Be Okay".

The new tvN Saturday-Sunday drama "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" released pictures of Kim Soo-hyun (Moon Gang-tae) and Seo Ye-ji (Go Moon-yeong) gazing up into each others' eyes.

"It's Okay to Not Be Okay" is a fantasy romantic drama about a psychiatric ward caregiver named Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) and an impulsive fairy tale writer named Go Moon-yeong (Seo Ye-ji), who is suffering from antisocial personality disorder.

In the pictures, Seo Ye-ji looks at Kim Soo-hyun with clear eyes while Kim Soo-hyun looks relatively dark and stiff. The face-to-face appearance of the two with subtle moods of emotion creates tension and excitement at the same time.

Unlike the atmosphere, however, the breathtaking visual chemistry between Kim Soo-hyun, who shows emotion while seemingly having a neutral expression and Seo Ye-ji, who shines on her own, works well enough to make them fall into their narratives, raising expectations.

In addition, the suspicious first encounter between Moon Gang-tae and Go Moon-yeong, who live in completely different worlds in the story as a psychiatric ward guardian and a popular children's literature writer, is raising various speculations on what will lead to the creation of a point of contact in their life.

Therefore, the fateful love story of Moon Gang-tae and Go Moon-yeong, who will be entangled with unique characters and ingenious events, and the unprecedented romantic comedy are highly anticipated.

"It's Okay to Not Be Okay" begins on the 20th of June at 9PM.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 12 recap

 Gon gets the NSA to find Tae-eul using CCTV. As he waits anxiously, Eun-seob calls to tell him that Detective Kang has been calling – something about chasing Luna. Detective Kang sends footage of Tae-eul on the run that helps Gon narrow the search. In the republic, Yeong tails Eun-ah and calls Shin-jae for backup since he couldn’t reach Tae-eul.

Gon and Tae-eul visit the warehouse where she was held. Tae-eul assumes Rim brought her there, even though she doesn’t understand why. Gon wonders if she saw Rim holding an umbrella, but she explains she didn’t see him personally.

Gon tells Tae-eul that Rim is hiding something in his umbrella and has likely deduced that Gon is hiding the other half in his riding crop. Tae-eul puts together that he wanted to use her to make a trade, and whoever loses the item won’t have access to the door.

Tae-eul surmises that Gon is at a disadvantage since he’s carrying that item around frequently as he travels to meet her. Gon quips that she should be nicer to him, but when he sees how upset she is, he promises not to lose his item. He suggests they go pray if she’s still worried, and she smiles in agreement.

Seo-ryung acerbically asks if he’d have gone to offer a marriage proposal had he not been “tied down.” Gon unequivocally states that all the news is true. “She’s the woman I love.” While Seo-ryung takes a beat to respond, a crash of thunder sounds, causing her gasp in pain. Gon sees the burning mark on her neck.


Ep 12 was interesting. I think Noh's reveal that she's from North Korea kinda nullified all the theories made about how the portal was opened. Most theories were the portal opened when the flute was broke in half, and it caused a disturbance that resulted to the portal being open. But Noh came to Corea a long, long, long time ago. Now I wonder who is pulling the strings behing all this, surely theres a bigget power than Lee Rim. Even Rim seemed to be shaken in ep 12. And my early theory that Rim is keeping mum alive is to use as bait for Gon is right!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" episode 3 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter", Seon Ok-nam (Moon Chae-wonGo Doo-shim) started working in a coffee truck on the campus of Lee Won University where Jeong Yi-hyeon (Yoon Hyun-min) and Kim Geum (Seo Ji-hoon) were on duty as professor and teaching assistant.
Jeong Yi-hyeon kept his eyes on Seon Ok-nam who appeared to be a fairy and a grandmother at the same time and wandered around her. Kim Geum tried to approach her by doing her favors. The way these two men approached her was completely different.
Seon Ok-nam was sure that Jeong Yi-hyeon was the revival of her husband despite his complaints and suspicions. She got herself prettied up for him and told him stories of the past to make him remember.
She was even more sure when he told her he saw a fairy from 699 years ago. She took his hand and put it on her cheek. She cried a tear of pure heartedness and long waiting. Will Jeong Yi-hyeon be her husband?
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"Bad Papa" episodes 21 - 22 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Bad Papa", Yoo Ji-cheol (Jang Hyuk) apprehended chief Park (Lee Kyu-ho) from the pharmaceutical company.
Park asked Yoo Ji-cheol if he was curious about the new medicine, but he didn't say anything.
Park took out a bottle of the new medicine and said, "If you cooperate with us we can give you all the medicine you need. There are people waiting at the lab".
Yoo Ji-cheol realized that Park had snuck into his house to get the pill bottle and was outraged.
When he put his hand on Park's shoulder, his eyes turned red and he twisted Park's arm.
Yoo Ji-cheol had him in his control at once and asked, "Were you in my house? The house my family lives in? With your dirty feet? You shouldn't have done that. I hope I never see you again".
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"Beauty Inside - Drama" episode 13 recap

"Beauty Inside - Drama" revealed an unexpected gathering between Seo Hyun-jinLee Min-kiLee Da-hee, and Ahn Jae-hyun.
In the picture, Han Se-gye, Seo Do-jae, Kang Sa-ra and Ryoo Eun-ho are sitting together. It was Sa-ra and Eun-ho's first date, but they happened to run into a very awkward situation. They look shocked but Han Se-gye and Seo Do-jae look sincere. Ryoo Eun-ho looks nervous with a drink in his hand.
There is expected to be a change between Kang Sa-ra and Ryu Eun-ho in episode thirteen.
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