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Recap: Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger, Episode 37 –  Bitter Daikon, Deep Roots!
Recap: Kamen Rider Revice, Episode 12 – Weakness Is Strength!? The Invincible Jeanne!
Recap: Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger, Episode 36 – The Surprisingly Shocking Great Kidnapping!
Good Ol’ Review: A Captivating Yoo Ah In Leads Strong Cast in Netflix’s Pensive, Thrilling “Hellbound”

Netflix’s latest Korean drama Hellbound (지옥/Hell) is a pensive thriller that blends fantasy, supernatural and horror with thought-provoking discussion and even a touch of biblical epic. Yeon Sang Ho, the mind behind the excellent Train to Busan, directs this series based on his own webtoon of the same name. And Hellbound shares many of the same qualities that made the blockbuster film so successful, including the ability to examine real world ills while engaging in action-packed spectacle.

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Good Ol’ Review: Park Gyu Young and Kim Min Jae Are Irresistibly Charming in Fun and Satisfying “Dali and Cocky Prince”

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a brighter, more loveable and fun pair than Kim Min Jae and Park Gyu Young on KBS’ Dali and Cocky Prince (달리와 감자탕 /Dal Ri and Gamjatang). Sweet and hilarious, the series is the very definition of romantic-comedy. But it also has a lot of heart and is, maybe surprisingly so, grounded in reality while still being infused with a charming fairy tale aura. Simply put, it is one of the year’s most enjoyable and satisfying series.

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Good Ol’ Review: Honey Lee is Truly a Wonder as She Leads the Refreshingly Fun and Satisfying “One the Woman”

SBS’ One the Woman (원 더 우먼) is an absolute fun ride. Honey Lee is charming and irresistible as she leads a strong cast in bringing to life a hilarious, exciting, dramatic and feel-good story. Korean audiences apparently thought the same as it had no problem continuing the network’s winning streak in the slot. A perfect balance of kick-ass action, well-placed comedy and soapy drama makes for a winning combination and one of the year’s most refreshing and enjoyable watches.

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Good Ol’ Review: Jung Hae In and Koo Kyo Hwan Lead Netflix’s Excellent, Timely and Unflinching “D.P.”

Mental health and the lack of support or resources for anyone who needs help as well as the scourge of bullying and school violence continues to plague South Korea. And that has offered plenty of opportunity for such topics to be portrayed in many a television drama; whether in a coming of age high school drama or a psychological crime thriller. But dealing with those themes with the backdrop of Korea’s compulsory military service is rare, especially on TV. That’s one of the many reasons Netflix’s original series D.P. (디피) is so striking and intriguing.

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Looking Back at (and Ranking!) the 12 Seasons of “Kamen Rider” I’ve Watched So Far

Another Kamen Rider season has come and gone and another one is days away from premiering. After Saber and being pretty sure it is my least favorite Kamen Rider season I’ve watched so far, I started thinking about my own personal rankings of seasons. I did a “Top 5” favorite Sentai and Power Rangers seasons a few years ago. (Of which, I definitely need to update. At least on the Sentai side maybe.)

So ahead of Revice, I decided to rank the Kamen Rider seasons I’ve watched so far.

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Good Ol’ Review: Sincerity, Dynamic Characters and an Amazing Cast Power the Excellent “At a Distance, Spring is Green”

At a Distance, Spring is Green (멀리서 보면 푸른 봄) is a wonderful coming of age series. The 12-episode KBS drama about young university students just trying to keep up with everything life throws at them is a charming and captivating slice of life. A stellar cast brings to life the joys and pains of youth in between adolescence and adulthood. With fascinating hints at something that could have been truly groundbreaking, the series is nonetheless one of the year’s most emotionally satisfying series.

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Concept/Pitch: Relaunching “The Amazing Race Philippines” on TV5
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