Tag Archives: Korean Drama

A #Korean Odyssey and the #Chinese Legends that inspires it ~ Princess Iron Fan

10 Feb

Original Chinese Characters and the Korean representations in “A Korean Odyssey”:

Monkey King ~ Son Oh Gong

*The Monkey 🐡King’s Chinese name is Sun WuKong.Β  Wu is the Chinese word for “5” while “Oh” is the Korean word for “5”Β  So Son Oh Gong is just a rewrite of Sun WuKong. πŸ˜‹

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The Monk Xuanzang ~Β Jin Seon-mi

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The Bull Demon King ~Β Β Woo Ma-Wang

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CDrama Review: Mystic Nine

26 Mar

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Show Length

48Β Episodes

My Ratings

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Genres

Mystery &Β Suspense
War & Espionage
Action & Adventure
Comedy
Drama / Angst
Historical

Cast

William Chan (Fo Ye – Zhang Qi Shan)
Zhang YiXing – LAY (Er Yue Huang)
Ying HaoMing (Ba Ye – Qi Tiezui) ~ LOVE HIM SO MUCH! ❀
Zhang Mingen (Lieutenant Zhang) ~ Great actor!
Zanilia Zhao (Yin XinYue)
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KDrama Review: Missing Noir M

16 Jun

Show Length

10 Episodes

My Ratings

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Crime
Action
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KDrama Review: The Heirs

22 Feb

Show Length

20 Episodes

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KDrama Review: Pride and Prejudice

19 Feb

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Show Length

21 Episodes

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KDrama Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Weird

13 Jan

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Show Length

Full Length Movie

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Genres

Mystery
Comedy
Action
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KDrama Review: The Grand Heist

3 Jan

Show Length

Full Length Movie

My Ratings

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Genres

Mystery
Comedy
Action
Historical

Plot

Hilarious tale of two men, one laid back, lazy, and of disrepute; the other straight-laced, strict, and generally lacking a good sense of humor. Β It starts out a little bit angsty but quickly jumps back into humorous as the adventures ensue. Β Basically, some of the nobles are trying to control the Ice Market, and by doing so control a great deal of money. They have worked towards this goal through thievery, treason, treachery, torture, and murder. Β And our Β one and a half heroes decide it’s time to put everything to a stop once and for all, especially given the threat the nobles are now posing to the young king fresh upon the throne. Β Together they pull together a group of dastardly/hilarious criminals from all over Asia to put in place a plan that the enemy will never see coming. Definitely a great action/comedy watch that has a little bit for everyone!

My Thoughts

Excellent movie!
I always appreciate a unique plot; after a while if you’ve seen one Kdrama you start to feel like you’ve seen them all. Β And while this one has the old “the nobles are evil and a heroes needs to defend the poor,” much of the story is pretty darn unique or at least uncommon.

Of course, I just loved the chemistry between the two male stars – they bounced off of one another spectacularly. Β The straight man kept throwing off oddly perfect comedic moves, and the funny man would have strokes of gentle sincerity that worked perfectly. Β It helped that I loved the entire rest of the cast as well. Β They characters, their personalities, the collection – it all just worked for me. Β I usually have at least one character that I’m less fond of, but here I really loved them all.

I also appreciate (as I’ve said many times before) the fact that the romance wasn’t the ENTIRE story here. Β It was a side story that flowed perfectly into the rest of the film and only added to the comedy and action instead of detracting from it. Β  It wasn’t something that sprung upon our heroes at first sight either, there was at least a little foundation for the romance making the story require less of a “leave your brain at the door” feel Β  . . .

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