[Orion’s Drama News] Do Fear the Reaper
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[Orion’s Drama News] Do Fear the Reaper

Even I cannot keep up with the torrential flow of drama news this week, but I have plenty to share and some of it is very exciting. Two dramas are premiering in the upcoming week and I take one last look at their pre-release goodies before wishing them and their viewers good luck and a good time. I also share the first glimpse into "Mad Dog" and thrilling new information about "Black". Join me for love, crime and smoke monsters.

We have a ton of goodies from the dramas premiering this week and I will start off with "While You Were Sleeping - 2017". The series has a nice new poster and a suspenseful third teaser, but there are also many new stills. We have some of the hero and his brother, the heroine and her mother as well as the hero's goofy side. The series premieres on Wednesday, September 27th. Meanwhile, "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" goes adorable with a new poster, a sweet teaser and some stills of the heroine. The drama will begin its run on Monday, September 25th.

A Guide to Recognising South Korea Video Production Companies
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A Guide to Recognising South Korea Video Production Companies

There are hundreds of MVs released every year in South Korea, and as fans we welcome comeback after comeback of our favourite singers. However, behind every great MV is a video production company the spotlight neglects. Even the most avid fans of South Korea’s music industry might not pay attention to the producers behind each piece of MV, focusing largely on the product more than the creators. These underappreciated creatives deserve some recognition, and once you delve into the world of each production company, it becomes almost too easy to identify them by their visual styles and film techniques.

Ko Hyun-jung to return to drama with “Return – Drama”
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Ko Hyun-jung to return to drama with “Return – Drama”

"Return - Drama" is fresh off the drama press and barely has any information for us to sink our teeth into other than leading lady Ko Hyun-jung is on board. She's always been a strong lead, which means we know she'll handle her character well. But other than that, we have to wait for more.

-Yours, Lisa, who hates waiting for promo materials. Just give me dramas NOW!

A poor lawyer who is the host of a legal TV show called "Return" gets involved with a case, a murder for which children of high class families have been identified as culprits.

[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Mystery Queen”
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[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Mystery Queen”

If you feel burned out by the influx of brooding detectives and copious amounts of violence that Korean drama has been experiencing recently, "Mystery Queen" might just be the break you need. The series will not take you too far from that crime solving sweet-spot and a bickering, yet perfectly compatible duo of crime fighters handling neighborhood villains will give you the fun and variety the genre sometimes lacks.

"Mystery Queen" is a unique type of mystery comedy series and one of the show's biggest strengths is managing to maintain its genres throughout. The series has a light tone despite the often dire subject matter and this gives its world and characters consistency. The chemistry of its two leads is another great plus and arguably the core of what makes their adventures so enjoyable. The supporting cast is equally crucial in making the world of "Mystery Queen" engaging.

[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Man-hole” Episode 12
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[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Man-hole” Episode 12

Things are a bit of a jumbled mess in the land of "Man-Hole". Pil is stuck in the future, in 2018, with a married Soo-jin, a violent offender in the neighborhood, broken up couples, and a Seok-tae who is on the brink of discovering Pil's truth about the manhole. And yet, despite all this excitement, the drama isn't all that exciting.

Mostly I think the lack of development of Jae-hyun's character as a villain is what is dragging down these latest episodes. We have seen Pil and Soo-jin do their love song and dance. Now it seems as though time travel through the manhole may be guiding our characters to unearthing the nasty piece of work that is behind Jae-hyun's handsome face. Although Jae-hyun is a charming sociopath and radiates danger, he is still a one-dimensional character who is difficult to hate. Dislike, yes. Hate, no. And that's important when evil characters are presented to viewers. Good television is supposed to draw out emotions and make us feel what the characters are feeling. In the case of Jae-hyun, his character is lukewarm at best. He seems to just be going through the motions prescribed in the "How to be evil Guidebook". Give me something more than that, Writer Lee Jae-gon.

[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Man-hole” Episode 11
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[HanCinema’s Drama Review] “Man-hole” Episode 11

"Man-Hole" endeavors to break from its slump, but has a hard time doing so. The mechanism of action isn't quite as solid as it once was with traveling all throughout the time line, not just from past to present. Reasons behind changes in behavior are muddied and Pil still hasn't quite grown up as much as he should.

Pil has always been immature and selfish in his love. At this point, his selfishness has somewhat waned in his worry for Soo-jin's safety at the hands of the quite dubious Jae-hyun. Because he and Soo-jin circle around each other having the same arguments from episode to episode, it's getting quite difficult to continue watching their stagnant relationship. In fact, despite Jae-hyun's creepiness, I do admire Soo-jin's dedication to herself and her emotional needs. Pil is hovering and she does what is best for her. He hasn't really ever given her a great reason to be with him.

[Spoiler] Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama ‘Single Wife’
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[Spoiler] Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama ‘Single Wife’

Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama "Single Wife" (2017)

Directed by Jeong Yoon-soo

Written by Lee In-hye-I

With Eom Hyeon-kyeong, Sung Hyuk, Kwak Hee-sung, Yuna, Yoon Ye-hee, Hong Won-bae,...

12 episodes - Wed, Thurs 21:00

A woman is preparing for a perfect re-marriage to a second generation chaebol when she discovers that her divorce from her ex-husband wasn't legally executed. Until her divorce is legally complete, she must lead two lives.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/08/23

[Spoiler] Added final episodes 39 and 40 captures for the Korean drama ‘Reunited Worlds’
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[Spoiler] Added final episodes 39 and 40 captures for the Korean drama ‘Reunited Worlds’

Added final episodes 39 and 40 captures for the Korean drama "Reunited Worlds" (2017)

Directed by Baek Soo-chan

Written by Lee Hee-myeong

With Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Yeon-hee, Ahn Jae-hyun, Shin Soo-ho, Lee Si-eon, Kim Jin-woo,...

32 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00

An eighteen-year-old teen and a thirty-one year old woman fall in love despite their thirteen years of age gap.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/07/19

Source:www.hancinema.net/kor...

[Spoiler] Added episode 14 captures for the Korean drama ‘Man-Hole’
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[Spoiler] Added episode 14 captures for the Korean drama ‘Man-Hole’

Added episode 14 captures for the Korean drama "Man-Hole" (2017)

Directed by Park Man-yeong, Yoo Yeong-eun-I

With Kim Jae-joong, UEE, Jung Hye-sung, Baro, Lee Sang-yi-I, Kang Hong-suk,...

16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00

"Man-Hole" tells the story of Bong-pil (Kim Jae-joong), an unemployed man who mooches off his parents while pretending to study for the civil service exam. Bong-pil time travels into the past (through a manhole?) in an effort to stop the wedding of his lifelong crush, Soo-jin (UEE), set to happen one week into the future.

[Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama ‘Criminal Minds’
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[Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama ‘Criminal Minds’

Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama "Criminal Minds" (2017)

Directed by Lee Jeong-hyo, Yang Yoon-ho

Written by Hong Seung-hyeon

With Lee Joon-gi, Son Hyun-joo, Moon Chae-won, Yoo Sun, Lee Sun-bin, Go Yoon,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:50

A Korean remake of the American criminal investigations series; profiling is used to look through the criminal's state of mind and solve criminal cases.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/07/26

Source:www.hancinema.net/kor...