Category: Good Ol’ Review

DryedMangoez Good Ol’ Reviews written after a television series has completed its premiere run.

Good Ol’ Review: Park In Hwan and Song Kang Absolutely Soar in Thoughtful, Profound “Navillera”
Good Ol’ Review: “Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai” a Stunningly Exciting and Emotional Experience

After thoroughly enjoying Kamen Rider Zero-One: REALxTIME, I was even more excited to see that Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダー滅亡迅雷 ) had also been released and was waiting for me to quickly jump right in. And my goodness. If I wasn’t sure just a day ago, I might be sure now. Kamen Rider Zero-One might have just solidified itself as my favorite season after this film. And there’s still more to come!

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Good Ol’ Review: Thrilling, Emotional “Kamen Rider Zero-One: REALxTIME” Absolutely Delivers

Build and Zero-One rival each other as my favorite Kamen Rider seasons. But with the latter still fresh in my mind and me craving for even more, it has the slight edge. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to be able to watch Kamen Rider Zero-One: REALxTIME (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン リアルタイム), the first of several (!) post-series movies. And it absolutely delivered.

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Good Ol’ Review: “Scripting Your Destiny” a Refreshing Take on Familiar Themes, but Perhaps Better Suited for a Longer Format

Scripting Your Destiny (당신의 운명을 쓰고 있습니다) has an excellent premise about fate and free will. A premise so good that the ten, 25-minute episodes almost don’t do it justice. The romantic fantasy is a lighthearted story with a legitimately intriguing core foundation. And though thoroughly enjoyable in the end, it’s hard not to wonder how much better it might be in a different format.

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Good Ol’ Review: Charming, Thought-Provoking “Expiration Date of You and Me”
Good Ol’ Review: Characters Compliment the Action in Exciting and Sincere “The Uncanny Counter”
Good Ol’ Review: Captivating “Minari” Both a Unique and Universal Story
Good Ol’ Review: KBS’ 2015 Series “Cheer Up!/Sassy Go Go” a Timely, Sincere and Resonant Story
Good Ol’ Review: So Ji Sub and Han Hyo Joo Power Engaging Romantic Drama “Always”

It’s always a nice treat when you go into a film expecting one thing and it ending up being something completely different. But in a great way. That’s the 2011 Korean film Always (오직 그대만/Only You). The film is a romantic drama that hits every mark and delivers a roller coaster of emotions powered by wonderful performances and sizzling chemistry from stars So Ji Sub and Han Hyo Joo.

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Good Ol’ Review: SBS’ “Penthouse” (Season 1) is an Outrageous, Fun Guilty Pleasure

SBS’ Penthouse (펜트하우스) is guilty pleasure at its soapy finest. Outrageous, over-the-top moments are paired with clever twists and turns. Its cast revels in the campy stories while delivering emotional performances when the craziness subsides for fleeting moments. It’s not hard to see why the series became one of the year’s most watched and most talked about dramas. And considering it has only just started its second of three seasons, the roller coaster is still careening forward towards who knows where.

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