Holy epic fail on the part of MBC with it’s latest Wed-Thurs offering The Man Who Dies to Live, a drama I wasn’t even planning on watching until the uproar over the first two episodes elevated interest. Now I still don’t want to watch it but for a different reason, the reason behind so much anger and offense taken by Muslim and/or viewers from the Middle East over how the drama depicts those cultures and practice of the Muslim faith.
In short, the drama has Choi Min Soo playing a South Korean man presumed dead for decades who in fact is living a wealthy comfy life in a fictional Middle Eastern kingdom until circumstances send him back to Korea where the rest of the drama is about his reconciliation with his now grown daughter. The first two episodes have understandably garnered the ire of some viewers for its offensive, incorrect, and/or stereotypical depictions of Middle Eastern life and certain practices of the Muslim faith. Continue reading
Sometimes it takes a whole lotta crazy and some tangential love to get my attention for a drama and by golly the upcoming KBS daily drama Ruby’s Ring hits it out of the park. I’ve been waiting for Park Kwang … Continue reading
Oh boy. This isn’t going to be pretty. On a fairly flawless weekend where I wandered around the City in magnificent late Spring weather, eating and loling around to my heart’s delight and only stopping to girl talk left and … Continue reading
Drama press conferences are good for two things – snarking/admiring the outfits and checking out if the leads evidence any chemistry together. When its a sageuk drama, I usually eschew the former since the leads typically appear in character wearing … Continue reading
I know 99% of the people checking out Time Slip Dr. Jin is there for one of the three main male leads Song Seung Heon, Lee Bum Soo, and Jaejoong. But I’d be remiss not to mention the ladies Park … Continue reading
The first teaser trailer is out for Time Slip Dr. Jin. It’s too fast and short to get much out of it – a bit hokey, but not flat out dreadful (so far). I dunno what to think, I think … Continue reading
The 2010 Year End Drama Awards for the major Korean networks were just a scant month ago, yet somewhere it feels like a year has passed. Allure Korea did a photospread on various actresses as they primped and prepared for … Continue reading