Category: Review

DryedMangoez reviews of television series, films and music.

Good Ol’ Review: Stellar Cast Powers Relatable, Character-Driven “Record of Youth”
Good Ol’ Review: A Perfect Balance Makes “My Secret Terrius” a Bright, Charming and Exciting Series
Good Ol’ Review: SBS’ Time Travel Drama “Alice” a Convoluted Mess and Waste of Potential

When going into science-fiction or fantasy series, a certain level of suspension of disbelief is recommended. Actually, the same can be said for any Korean drama. Sometimes, a “just go with it” attitude is necessary in order to fully enjoy a series. For the 2020 SBS drama Alice (앨리스), however, no amount of disbelief suspension can explain away perhaps the most unnecessarily convoluted and directionless time travel series I’ve ever seen.

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Good Ol’ Review: With Some Investment and Strong Performances from Jang Ki Yong and Nana, OCN Drama “Kill It” Results in a Thoroughly Rewarding Experience

Kill It (킬잇) is a compelling example of a series that requires an upfront investment that will lead to a surprisingly emotional and satisfying conclusion. The 2019 OCN drama series starring Jang Ki Yong and Nana starts off with some intrigue before settling into a sort of oddly flat succession of disjointed stories. But that aforementioned investment and being able to stick with the series through to its almost abruptly exhilarating final minutes results in what ends up being a rewarding television experience.

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Good Ol’ Review: “A Stray Goat” a Fascinating, Melancholic Film
Good Ol’ Review: Kim Myungsoo and Shin Hye Sun Carry the Bewildering “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” On Their Shoulders
Good Ol’ Review: Ji Il Joo and Lee Elijah Are Irresistibly Charming in Warm-Hearted “My Bossy Girl”
Good Ol’ Review: Interesting, but Unfocused KBS drama “Born Again” Carried by Excellent Performances from Jang Ki Yong, Jin Se Yeon and Lee Soo Hyuk
Good Ol’ Review: Incredible Performances from Lee Soon Jae and Jung Ji Hoon Solidify “Stand By Me” as an Emotional and Sincere Film
Good Ol’ Review: tvN’s “Signal” a Breathtaking, Unforgettable Experience
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