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Our topic today is female leads you do not want to have as enemies. Our first female on the list is from the drama Dark Hole. For anyone who has seen this, I am sure you would agree that Kim Ok Bin (Lee Hwa Sun) from Arthdal Chronicles killed that role. Dark hole is a thriller horror about a number of survivors running from a black smoke that when inhaled turns the people into monsters similar to zombies. It was an epic drama due to Kim Ok Bins character as a detective. Her fighting skills was enough to make me enjoy it alone, but the story line was just as amazing. Teamed up with a former police man played by Lee Joon Hyuk from the drama 365: Repeat the year.
Is there anyone interested in law? If you are, you have landed on the right review, and if not, it is time to buckle up because you are going to be as shocked as I was when I started watching this show. The drama is currently being aired on Netflix and what an amazing ride it has been. I have been glued to my TV all day at the annoyance of the rest of my family members. I watched the first 10 episodes in one day, and I am currently still watching it.
To explain better, the show starts with a university and the viewers are focused on a set of college students in the Law department. They do mock trials and during them a professor is killed. As you can imagine it gets amazing because everyone is a suspect including their Law professor who gave me serious Severus Snape vibes from Harry Potter. Loved it, no complaints.
Revenge, anyone? We are back together for an amazing review again and this time, yes, it is all about revenge. Now, you must know the famous line “Vengeance is mine says the Lord” from the Bible (Romans 12:19). This is not that type of drama. Revenge is the main plot of this show, and it is sweet to watch. The revenge is being done by a group of vigilantes who have decided to take the law into their own hands after realizing how weak the law is in their country.
They are people who the system has failed in protecting their loved ones, so they made it their mission to punish the really disgusting monsters pretending to be human beings. What did the drama not have? They fought bullies, rapists and even pedophiles. Fought against people who scam others on the phone and even organ trafficking. There really are a lot of bad people out there, guys, so never trust the mass.
It is time for another anime review and yes, we are doing the very famous Attack on Titan anime. So just for everyone reading to know, this is an old anime. This started in 2013, and we are finally done with the 4th season in 2021. This has been a long and wonderful ride. So, to tell the whole story, Attack on Titan is an anime where a country is been invaded by huge giants that eat human flesh. Not as a source of food, but as a form of entertainment. There are three main characters including Eren and his adopted sister Mikasa, with a childhood friend Armin. All three are trying to survive in such a crazy world. There are some honourable mentions including Levi, Erwin, Jean, Conny, Christie and Sasha.
Have you ever felt you were living in a nightmare? Well get prepared because that is what you might feel when watching Castlevania. Now the show is not new but has its recent season out, so a review is due. Castlevania is such an amazing mix of horror, gore, and fantasy. The main storyline is dealing with blood-sucking vampires, pun intended, and their hunters. It has so much more than that, too. Draculas’ name used in this show as “Vlad Dracula Tepes” is a real name gotten from a man in history who was a warlord in Romania in the early 1500s and was known as “Vlad III Dracula or Vlad the Impaler”. The Castlevania show starts out in revenge where Draculas’ wife has been killed for practising magic but was actually just an advanced doctor during those times. They burn her as a witch, and Dracula decides the revenge to the humans is to wipe all the humans out. He decides to go to war with his Vampire council and decide on ways to enact his revenge. As usual, Dracula is the antagonist in this show, and we all need heroes.
We are doing another Korean drama review and yes, it is the anticipated series called Move to Heaven. Even the trailer on Netflix can show what a gem this show is. The main characters are family members, a nephew and Uncle who begin to live together after the younger one’s father has passed away. What a rollercoaster. Every episode includes a death and as morbid as those sounds it was amazing to see their stories revealed. Now the nephew Han Geu Ru is played by Tang Jun Sang from the drama Crash Landing on You. His character has the Asperger’s Syndrome, but that does not limit him. He is quite intelligent with a high increase of memorization skills. He could glance at a paper for a few seconds and tell you everything word for word. What an amazing superpower. Would have been useful for studying in school.
Don’t you just love history? It is finally time for another anime review and this is just not only an interesting one it is focused on real life people. Yes, we are talking about Oda Nobunaga, a real-life Feudal lord in Edo Japan who lived in the Sengoku period (mid 1500 century). Oda Nobunaga was a lord who was known as a unifier of Japan for attempting to unite all the cities of Japan but was unfortunately betrayed by one of his trusted generals Akechi Mitsuhide. Oda Nobunaga was forced to perform Seppuku on himself as a final way of suicide (disembowelment) to protect his honor. I have always enjoyed the story around Oda Nobunaga and all the other known figures like Mori Ranmaru his assumed lover and Oda Nobuyuki his brother that he killed for betraying him. What not many people are aware of is that in that time there was a real-life African Samurai who was in the service of Oda Nobunaga called Yasuke.
Do you love ballet? Cause if you don’t it does not matter. You are going to love the drama choice for today. It’s Navillera. Originally a webtoon that was turned into a live drama of 12 episodes of beautiful cinematography found on Netflix and other Korean sites like DramaCool. What should I even say? You just have to watch it to understand what an amazing gem this show is. The themes are about family, having a dream, never giving up and just a lot of emotional topics. You are probably going to need some tissues on the side to watch this. What a rollercoaster but no regrets about watching.
First if you do not know the actor Song Kang, I’ll be a bit surprised but no judgement. He is killing it with most of his shows being aired on Netflix alone for “Love Alarm”, “Sweet Home” and now “Navillera” He is an amazing actor and just being able to see how versatile he is in his roles makes it more exciting. The other main actor is Park in-Hwan who is well known for his role in “Beautiful Heritage”.
It’s time for another Korean drama review that has been entertaining me for a while now. Our Korean drama Queen is back and yes, I am talking about our beautiful Park Shin-Hye. I’ll be surprised if as a drama fanatic she is unknown to you but here is an introduction. Park Shin-Hye is the main actress from dramas including “Heirs”, “You’re Beautiful”, “Memoirs of Alhambra” so many amazing more. 2020 alone has been her year with 2 movies coming out alone for her including zombie themed “Alive” and thriller “CALL” recently aired on Netflix. The male lead actor is Cho Seung-woo who is known very well from his drama “Stranger” also found on Netflix.
The Sisyphus drama is a time traveling drama that focuses on the word ‘regret’. The idea is that humans have a lot of regret and if you could go back to fix things, would you? I really enjoyed it because Park Shin-Hye was kicking butt as usual in this drama with all the action-packed situations but I kind of loved even the romance in it. I was actually happy to see the actors fall in love in the show as it was so cute and believable.
Beyond Evil is an amazing drama filled with a talented cast. I’m still so hooked on it that I am not done watching it but decided to write a review. The drama is a thriller with some dashes of despair and a serial killer on the loose. Our main actors are Policemen and their duty is to find out who has been killing for the past 20 years in a small rural town. Our stars are Shin Ha Kyun from Korean dramas “Mr. Back” and “Soul Mechanic” and our child star actor Yeo Jin Goo from “Hotel del Luna” and “The Crowned Clown”. Great dramas if you have not seen them. The acting is superb and engaging where I can’t seem to look away and the story line is so engaging.
Is there anyone who does not love a good mafia storyline? The best part? It’s connected to a Korean drama. Now I am not going to be offended, but I will be shocked if you as a Korean drama fanatic does not know the name Song Joong-Ki. You may forget his name, but he is popular on his own with such a handsome face. He is from “Descendants of the Sun” , “Arthdal Chronicles” and most recent Multi-language movie “Space Sweepers” To stop drooling let’s move on. Our review today is a drama called Vincenzo currently on Netflix for those who love living easier lives. The drama is about a man named Vincenzo Cassano who is adopted into the mafia world in Italy and raised to be a mafia lawyer.
He returns to Korea to hide from the constant pressure from his adopted brother and future mafia leader and plans to destroy a building that some irregular tenants are living in. The reason is he needs to kick them out of the building to find the money he had stashed. The comedy ensues with such a magnificent cast. The romance in the show is subtle which was something I was excited about, but it has lasting effects due to very attractive male and female lead. The lead actress is Jeon Yeo-been from the Korean movie “After my death”.