It’s honestly quite a feat that Netflix’s Seoul Vibe (서울대작전/Seoul Grand Operation) could have all the pieces it needs for a great film, yet ends up being just flat and okay. An all-star ensemble cast carries the weight of a longer than necessary screenplay filled with undercooked ideas. No question the film is meant to be lighthearted and mindless fun complete with retro nostalgia with its 1980s setting. But even then, Seoul Vibe leaves a lot of potential on the table.
Netflix’s Jung_E (정이) is a simple, relatable character drama masked as a sci-fi thriller. And that is perfectly fine. Kim Hyun Joo and the late Kang Soo Yeon in her final film appearance deliver fantastic performances to elevate what is otherwise a visually striking film that could have gone deeper into more profound discussions.
Donbura has turned into the DonNo Conference Hall for the big Donbros and Noto3 summit. Sonoi stands first to express his gratitude that the Donbros would even consider their proposal for an alliance. Tarou leads the applause for Sonoi’s sincere gesture.
The DGP live broadcast gets hacked by Beroba in order to get a confessional from Michinaga who says he’s come back to destroy the Kamen Riders and that he doesn’t give a shit about what the audience thinks of him.
Until then, if you’re looking for a “Juan for All” experience, you might want to add The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia to your daily habit alongside the original Eat Bulaga mothership. This nostalgic look at what life was like pre-COVID was strangely comforting and very much enjoyable. And it also instills a bit of hope for the future.
Disney+’s Big Bet (카지노/Casino) is a fun and intriguing ride. Split into two eight-episode seasons, this first group of episodes introduces us to its anti-hero protagonist Cha Mu Sik played masterfully by the legend Choi Min Sik. The series is a fascinating character study of a man who from humble beginnings in rural Korea becomes an influential kingpin in the Philippine casino world.