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Good Ol’ Review: Hopeful and Heartwarming, SBS’ “Racket Boys” an Absolute Joy to Watch

Simply put, SBS’ Racket Boys (라켓소년단) is one of the best of the year. A thoroughly feel-good and heartwarming series that doesn’t shy away from difficult topics and dark themes. With the help of one of the best ensemble casts assembled in a drama in a long while, an eclectic and diverse group of characters of all ages come to life to depict life with all its joys and hardships, ups and downs. Fiercely relatable, proudly down to earth, emotionally affecting, absolute fun; Racket Boys is an unexpected, but outstanding treat.

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Recap: Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger, Episode 28 – Weekly Shonen Manga World of Great Illustrations
Good Ol’ Review: Though It Doesn’t Quite Reach the Heights It’s Capable Of, Netflix’s “Squid Game” Still a Bloody Good Time

Netflix has been on a roll ever since they began pouring money into Korean drama production. And its latest is another refreshingly bold entry. Squid Game (오징어 게임) is a flashy (and bloody) series that takes on familiar themes and sets them against the backdrop of a jarring and unsettling game of life and death. Though the series is not short on talent and style (and blood), the series misses an opportunity to go a bit deeper and truly allow it to be something more profoundly affecting.

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Music Monday, September 20, 2021 – ATEEZ, Wonho, Kim Woojin, NOA
Recap: Kamen Rider Revice, Episode 3 – Hostage Trouble, What To Do Brother!?
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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The Amazing Race Philippines: DryedMangoez Edition Season 21
Concept/Pitch: Relaunching “The Amazing Race Philippines” on TV5
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