Category: Korean Drama

DryedMangoez recaps, reviews and commentary of Korean drama series.

Good Ol’ Review: Despite Missed Opportunities, “18 Again” is a Fun, Heartwarming and Relatable Series
Good Ol’ Review: Seasons 2 and 3 of “Voice,” Explosive Character-Driven Psychological Thriller
Good Ol’ Review: Im Siwan and Lee Dong Wook Deliver Masterful Performances in OCN’s Stunning Psychological Thriller “Strangers from Hell”

OCN’s 2019 series Strangers from Hell (타인은 지옥이다 / Hell is Other People) is a psychological thriller to end all psychological thrillers. Ten fast-paced episodes explore the often-tumultuous depths of people’s minds and often-frightening depths of today’s society. It serves as a reminder about not ignoring those reaching out for help and how there may always be something lurking beneath an innocuous surface.

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Good Ol’ Review: Tonal Imbalance and Plot-Driven Story Undermine the Potential in “My Strange Hero”
Good Ol’ Review: “Hit The Top/The Best Hit” a Fun, Nostalgic Slice of Life Adventure
Good Ol’ Review: Cast and Characters Make “While You Were Sleeping” a Worthwhile Series
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
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