Friday, October 13, 2017

tvN 'Buam-dong Avengers" episode 2 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "Buam-dong Avengers", Hong Do-hee (Ra Mi-ran) received help from Lee Mi-sook (Myung Se-bin) and Kim Jeong-hye (Lee Yo-won) and got her revenge.
With Jeong-hye's help, Do-hee sought out a lawyer's advice and dressed up. She met Gil-yeon (Jung Young-ju), the mother who had demanded settlement because her son was allegedly hurt by Do-hee's son. Do-hee asked her for a negotiation.
However, Gil-yeon wouldn't back off. Then, Jeong-hye began to act friendly towards Do-hee. Gil-yeon realized her landlord Jeong-hye was close with Do-hee and lowered the price. Do-hee, Mi-sook, and Jeong-hye celebrated at Do-hee's house.
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"Hospital Ship" episodes 27 - 28 recap

Kang Min-hyuk is the warm and gentle guy on "Hospital Ship", but he turns fierce when it comes to the woman he loves.
On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Hospital Ship", a fight broke out between gangs and shots were fired. A boss was hit and his subordinates searched for Song Eun-jae (Ha Ji-won) to operate, taking the ship hostage.
The head of the gang held Kang Jeong-ho (Song Ji-ho) at gun point and checked the duty schedule for Eun-jae's name. They went in search of her and when they found her said, "We heard you're the best, come and operate".
Kwak Hyeon (Kang Min-hyuk) stood up and a gangster shot his gun into the air. However, Kwak Hyeon continued, "It's impossible for her to operate on her own. I will go with you".
Song Eun-jae and Gwak Hyeon collected surgical tools. Song Eun-jae aksed why he was doing that and Kwak Hyeon said, "I can't let you go alone". The two were taken away by the gangsters to where the victim was.
Source : www.osen.co.kr/articl...
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"Mad Dog" episode 2 recap

Ryu Hwa-young is sexy on the new KBS 2TV drama "Mad Dog". Her character Jang Ha-ri captured the viewer's attention with one appearance in a form-fitting black mini-dress.
In the episode, she snuck into a hospital to collect evidence, dressed to kill and sporting red lipstick.
She pretended to visit the hospital to see her doctor with a bad leg and used the opportunity to seduce him. She used her low cut dress to convince the doctor to hand over the files.
Source : www.sportsseoul.com/n...
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"While You Were Sleeping - 2017" Episodes 11-12 recap

After the previous big lawyer storyline was resolved fairly realistically without having to go to trial, I was optimistic for writer Park Hye-ryeon's further legal plots. Unfortunately, the new case takes some massive steps backwards. First of all, the trial we see is obviously based on American jurisprudence. The notion of reasonable doubt, the 1% factor Yoo-beom keeps discussing, does not exist in South Korean law.
Although the whole case is so fundamentally flawed it's not even based on American jurisprudence so much as laughably inaccurate American lawyer dramas. The bad guy gets off on a very stupid technicality which doesn't actually invalidate the prosecutor's argument at all. Hee-min (played by Ko Sung-hee) presented a case emphasizing the suspicious circumstances behind the death, particularly the large insurance policy that had been taken out shortly before the so-called accident. The exact means by which he died is not terribly relevant to that argument, particularly since without an autopsy the only evidence for the alternate theory is the defendant's word, and he has an obvious incentive to lie.
It's odd how this very rushed storyline comes right on the heels of Hong-joo coming back to work as a reporter. A salacious case like this would be in the news cycle for weeks if not months, so that just calls more attention to the ridiculously short time frame in which everything happens. The domestic abuse case took much longer than this, and domestic abuse is not a capital crime.
Even the prophetic dream element is largely wasted. It's mainly just a contrivance to pull all three of the main characters into the same dangerous place at the same dangerous time as the very stupid conflict is forced into an equally stupid resolution. This is all done technically to maximize the dramatic factor since of course someone has to swoop in and save the day. But so what? None of these guest characters leave an emotional impact like the ones from the domestic abuse storyline did.
"While You Were Sleeping - 2017" is currently making a dangerous transition to being largely episodic without any actual overriding point. I just finished "Criminal Minds" and am really not in the mood for predictable and highly contrived murder mysteries. This drama has something so much better than that- chemistry! And cuteness! Look at Jae-chan tumble out of dreamland! Watch Hong-joo sing in the shower! That's the kind of relatable goofiness this drama excels at.
Review by William Schwartz
"While You Were Sleeping - 2017" is directed by Oh Choong-hwan and Park Soo-jin-II, written by Park Hye-ryeon, and features Lee Jong-suk, Suzy, Lee Sang-yeob, and Jung Hae-in.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

"While You Were Sleeping - 2017" episodes 9 - 10 recap

On the latest episodes of the SBS drama "While You Were Sleeping - 2017", Jeong Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) avoided Nam Hong-joo (Suzy).
Jae-chan dreamt of kissing Hong-joo in his dreams and became uneasy. He felt something for her, but didn't want to get involved. He tried to avoid her by arriving at work early, but Hong-joo was waiting for him.
In the end, Jae-chan couldn't ignore Hong-joo who was searching for him in a café. Hong-joo talked to him about what was on her mind.
Source : www.osen.co.kr/articl...
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"Hospital Ship" episodes 25 - 26 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Hospital Ship", Kim Jae-geol (Lee Seo-won) provoked Kwak Hyeon (Kang Min-hyuk) over Song Eun-jae (Ha Ji-won).
Kim Jae-gun asked Kwak Hyeon, "Why are you sticking around with Choi so much? Are you saying you can't reveal a patient's records on your own? Is it Leukemia? So what are you doing about it? Are you saying it's not sympathy, love or treatment? You still have feelings for Choi. Tell me what is going on between you and Song Eun-jae. There's nothing going on right?"
Kwak Hyeon said, "She may think like that but I feel differently".
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"Mad Dog" Episode 1 recap

Mad dogs never let go and our pack's leader makes that obsessive and fierce nature of his clear as he leads a team of misfits into fraud-fueled adventures. If white-collar crime does not seem appealing, worry not. The drama is clearly going for very big crimes involving physical harm and death for the victims, so bring on the anger, tears and hopefully solid catharsis.
The first episode of "Mad Dog" packs action, espionage, conflicts and a hefty bit of trauma and machismo. As usual with shows of the type, the episode feels very try-hard with its introduction. The action feels over the top, especially during the introductory sequence, the characters designated as the comic reliefs exchange the usual constant one-liners and the femme fatale's use of her body to get her job done is what defines her so far.
Min-joon and Kang-wooHa-ri recording
This is nothing unexpected, but despite its at times cringe-worthy forcefulness, the characters are easy to like. I believe that the reason for this is the genuine devotion most of them exhibit for their work and the victims of crime that it involves. They do not seem like mere mercenaries and the company their leader runs is not exactly one you would find in local job listings, so I am curious about their recruitment.
My guess is that these people all have their own sad story which made a life of crime to fight crime seem appealing and we are already getting hints of that. Aside from the grieving husband and father that is the dog pack leader and the team's mysterious new benefactor or possible captor, our comic relief is surprisingly the most well-rounded so far. A fighting spy nurse with a criminal record is as big of a backstory tease as they get.
Soon-jeong treating the man he rescuedKang-woo with the victims of the collapse
The first episode of the drama is not terribly exciting , but the cast manages to keep it from being a potentially easy drop. The chemistry between very different acting styles and characters works well and having a lead with the gravitas of Yoo Ji-tae is a smart choice. Woo Do-hwan is the poster boy for this, however and so far he looks like an equally captivating choice, although I do hope the butting of egos will not persist.
We have several introduced mystery characters aside from the new self-recruited genius and an impressive cast compiling them. It feels like we know very little about everyone for now and while the first episode of "Mad Dog" could have done a better job at making me want to discover more, I hope that the series will pique that interest in time.
"Mad Dog" is directed by Hwang Ee-kyeong, written by Kim Soo-jin-V and features Yoo Ji-tae, Woo Do-hwan, Ryu Hwa-young, Kim Hye-seong and Jo Jae-yoon.
Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'
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