Tag: Review

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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
Good Ol’ Review: Park Jun Mook and Kim Seong Hyuk Shine in Poetic “Happy Ending”
Good Ol’ Review: “The Eighth Sense” a Poignant and Thoughtful Exploration of Love, Trauma and Mental Health

Writers and directors Werner du Plessis and Inu Baek deliver a revelatory narrative and visual experience in the series The Eighth Sense (여덟 번째 감각). Its careful, nuanced and unflinching portrayal of young love, friendships and mental health offer a different, though very welcome change of pace. And not just for the Korean BL genre, but perhaps Korean drama as a whole.

Continue Reading
Good Ol’ Review: The Inspiring Warmth of “Twinkling Watermelon”
Good Ol’ Review: Charming Cast Helps Make Up for Untapped Potential in Cute, Fluffy “Nobleman Ryu’s Wedding”
Good Ol’ Review: The Cutest, Sweetest and Most Satisfying “Sing My Crush”

Sing My Crush (따라바람) easily contends as my favorite Korean BL series. That title for me goes to Light On Me. But Sing My Crush features many of the same things that endeared the former to me and still resonates even today. This feel-good, heartwarming, cute, sweet and fluffy series doesn’t aim to reinvent the genre. But it successfully delivers the dreamy adventure into young romance and sincere friendship. With the excellent leads Jang Do Yoon and Son Hyun Woo leading the way, Sing My Crush is easily one of the most satisfying series you’ll get the chance to enjoy.

Continue Reading
Good Ol’ Review: Disney+’s “Soundtrack #2” a Thoughtful, Engaging and Ultimately Satisfying Series

Disney+’s Soundtrack #2 (사운드트랙#2) is a thoughtful, introspective series about love. Whether that is love for another person or love for yourself, the series is able to tell a story about the many complicated feelings that can come about because of it. Noh Sang Hyun, Keum Sae Rok and Sohn Jeong Hyuck (aka Demian) are excellent leads as they bring the simple, though engaging story to life.

Continue Reading
Good Ol’ Review: “Unintentional Love Story” a Familiar, But Refreshing Series
Mini-Recap: Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger – Adventure Heaven
Back to top