Tag: Gam Woo Sung

Alone in Love (SBS, 2006) – A Review

Alone in Love is a gem of a show. It is thoughtful, gentle, and entertaining. The more I think about it, the more I’m struck by just how quietly and unpretentiously awesome this show is. I’m so grateful that there are treasures like this show in our archives. Just as I find myself getting harder… Read More ›

King Geunchogo – First Impressions

This is the First Impression Review that very nearly didn’t get written. I feel so overwhelmingly unqualified to say anything knowledgeable about King Geunchogo, I quite squirm. And I don’t know my Korean history. I haven’t watched many sageuks so I’m not even a well-versed amateur. But I’ve decided to stick my neck out and… Read More ›

My Love

My Love (aka Lovers, 2007) is three love stories, or three and the half, if you consider that the leads are seven. Each story in the movie is separate from the rest, but all will converge on a day when Korea experiences a rare solar eclipse.

King and the Clown

The first time I watched King and the Clown (2005), it was on a tiny screen with turbulence and frequent reminders to “Please fasten your seat belts.” The movie was enjoyable enough, rocky flight notwithstanding. I giggled at the antics of the clowns, cringed at the king’s unpredictable mood swings, cried in the sad scenes,… Read More ›

Marriage is a Crazy Thing

For some reason I was expecting this to be a really sleazy film with little artistic merit but I was very pleasantly surprised. I found Marriage is a Crazy Thing to be a thoughtful and fascinating study of human nature. I liked the languid pace and relative lack of melodrama – the whole movie played… Read More ›