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Good Ol’ Review: Strong Cast Powers Sweet and Sexy “Jun & Jun”

Jun & Jun (준과 준) is a refreshing entry in the Korean BL genre. With an appealing balance between fluffy and mature, the romantic drama draws upon a tried and true formula while touching upon realistic and relatable situations that other series normally will not go near. A strong cast elevates a relatively simple and straightforward story. And while it is another case of a web series deserving much more time to flesh out all the great potential it presents, Jun & Jun is nonetheless a sweet (sometimes sexy!) and enjoyable time.

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Good Ol’ Review: Netflix’s “Goodbye Earth” Makes You Wish the Asteroid Would Hurry Up

Goodbye Earth (종말의 바보 /The Fool at the End of the World) is definitely not the kind of series I expected coming into it. And I don’t mean that in a good way. This big budget, star-studded Netflix series falls far short of its ambitious target. And for a big chunk of the series, you end up wishing the asteroid would mercifully make its target as fast as possible.

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Good Ol’ Review: Do Won and Yoon Do Jin Power the Heartwarming and Hopeful “Love Tractor”

If you’re looking for a sweet, fluffy and thoroughly enjoyable series, look no further than Love Tractor (트랙터는 사랑을 싣고). This absolutely wholesome series has all the best parts of what makes a fully lighthearted series so fun and enjoyable. Charming and talented leads in Do Won and Yoon Do Jin effortlessly draw you in to the equally charming Korean countryside for one of the most feel-good romantic Korean BL series you might ever see.

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Good Ol’ Review: “Love for Love’s Sake” a Revelatory Series

There might be a tendency to judge a Korean BL series within a certain parameter. But Love for Love’s Sake (연애 지상주의 구역) is not just an excellent Korean BL drama. It is an excellent Korean drama period. The series is able to transcend and overcome the limitations and hurdles of the emerging Korean BL genre and online streaming format. This romantic fantasy features a higher concept in style, substance and execution than some might be used to, either in Korean BLs or Korean drama as a whole. And its total package makes it a standout and memorable experience.

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Good Ol’ Review: Fluffy “Mr. Heart” a Refreshing Watch
Hindsight Review: GMMTV’s Thai Adaptation of “Cherry Magic” an Absolute Joy to Watch

GMMTV’s Thai adaptation of the popular manga Cherry Magic (30 ยังซิง) has been a sweet, romantic and thoroughly enjoyable treat. Tay Tawan and New Thitipoom showed they’ve still got it as the experienced actors and popular pairing led a strong cast through entertaining and relatable stories. With a bit of slice of life feels, sincere emotions and a lot of fun, Cherry Magic is an all-around success.

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Good Ol’ Review: Good Things Not Enough to Make Up for Shortcomings of “Happy Ending Romance”
Good Ol’ Review: Shin Ha Kyun, Kim Young Kwang and Shin Jae Ha Shine in “Evilive”

Evilive (악인전기) is a dark exploration of morality wrapped up in suspenseful and gritty package. Shin Ha Kyun, Kim Young Kwang and Shin Jae Ha deliver captivating performances in this slowburn of a story. You may not know exactly what you’re getting into when you first begin the series. But as our main characters’ stories become more intertwined, the dark path they eventually embark upon reveals some interesting and thought provoking ideas.

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Good Ol’ Review: Good Potential of “Behind Cut” Held Back by Limitations of Format

If there was a webseries that best exemplifies the drawbacks of the platform and format, it is Behind Cut (비하인드 컷). This BL series, like many a webseries, has a solid premise. But the limitations of the platform and format keep it from being a more well-put together series. Its story, execution and the performances of its promising cast are held back. And ultimately, while a quick watch, leaves you unsatisfied in the end.

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