Category: Good Ol’ Review

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

Good Ol’ Review: “Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger” Gets It Right in Strong Team-up Movie

I’ve definitely expressed my apathy to Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger many times before. But similar to my pleasant surprise from the Zyuohger returns film, this latest Sentai crossover film, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger manages to almost erase what I disliked about LuPat and instead focus on what worked. And unlike many crossover team-ups, the blending together of the two (or three in this case) teams worked seamlessly and actually added to the overall enjoyment of the movie.

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Good Ol’ Review: Live-action “Mulan” Falls Short of Epic Potential

Disney’s 2020 live-action remake of the classic animated film is not a bad movie. However, in trying to distance itself from the original by finding its own, more mature voice, Mulan falls far short of being a truly epic event. The potential is there and the foundation is solid. But by never truly committing and following through on what it wants to be, the film feels undercooked and underdeveloped.

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Good Ol’ Review: Ra Mi Ran and Lee Sung Kyung Kick Ass in Fun “Miss & Mrs. Cops”
Good Ol’ Review: Ha Seok Jin and Jeon So Min Shine as “Something About 1 Percent” Sticks to What It Wants to Be and Does It Well
Good Ol’ Review: Predictable and Fluffy “Her Private Life” Wastes Potential

There is a lot of wasted potential in the 2019 tvN series Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활). A quirky, refreshing premise and a solid cast get shortchanged by a paint-by-the-numbers romcom plot that doesn’t seem to know where it wants to go or what it really wants to do. It’s a fluffy series that lacks the depth that could have elevated it to something more, even as the foundation was well-established in the beginning.

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Good Ol’ Review: Charming, Familiar Plot Offers Accessible Entry to Important Discussions on “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”
Good Ol’ Review: Terrifyingly Twisted “Save Me” is Thriller Unlike Anything on Korean Television
Good Ol’ Review: A Story of Healing, Strength and Courage in Beautifully Poetic “A Piece of Your Mind”

It is an outright crime that we were robbed of four more episodes of the tvN drama A Piece of Your Mind (반의 반/Half of a Half). This beautifully poetic and character-driven look at healing, strength and courage most definitely had enough material to fulfill the standard 16-episode order. And with a talented cast at its disposal, the biggest disappointment is not only how it was sadly overlooked by audiences, but how it was inexplicably derided as well.

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Good Ol’ Review: Jang Na Ra and Son Ho Jun Lead the Beautifully Poignant and Emotionally Resonant “Go Back Couple”
Good Ol’ Review: Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin Bring a Humorous Warmth to Memorable “I’m Not a Robot”
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