Review: SBS’ Five Fingers – A Soapy Good Time

TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION
Story foundation spoilers up to episode 6.

Makjang. The term used for Korean melodramas.

SBS’ newest weekend drama Five Fingers starts out being the best example of makjang you could ever see. And that’s definitely not a bad thing.

A Quick and Soapy Start
In typical melodramatic fashion, we are introduced to the two sons of Yoo Man Se, In Ah and Ji Ho. In Ah is his son with wife Young Rang and they live with Man Se’s mother on a sprawling estate. He is a talented young pianist which fits with the family instrument making conglomerate. Ji Ho, Man Se’s illegitimate son, was raised by his grandmother on a provincial island. After a reckless driver kills his Continue reading

Review: SBS’ Warrior Baek Dong Soo is a True Hero’s Epic

TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW
No spoilers.
For the very spoiler Hindsight Review, click here.

Rarely is my allegiance to a show, from any country, won right from the get go. But there are those special times when I’m already cheering, caring and on the edge of my seat before the first hour is even over.

But SBS’ Warrior Baek Dong Soo (무사 백동수) did just that.

The series follows the titular character starting Continue reading