[Translation] Squad 38: Seo In Guk, Ma Dong Seok – 1st Look Vol. 112

The Men’s Cheerful Drama

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A meeting between two men who seem like they will never be compatible with each other in this life. One of them is a tax official known for his sincerity, the other is a legendary swindler who doesn’t know about failure. Because of brazen tax defaulters, the two board the same ship and embark on a chaotic voyage. But alas, the meeting between the two of them, who share many things in common, is a wonderful one right from the start. 
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[Translation] Seo In Guk – The Celebrity 2016 January issue interview

Seo In Guk is returning to the small screen this June with his upcoming OCN drama Squad 38, where he plays a conman who assists the police in catching errant taxpayers. It is hence befitting that this interview — though published way back in January — was written along the theme of “naughtiness”. Looking forward to seeing him channel his inner bad boy on OCN!

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[Translation] “Pied Piper” Shin Ha Kyun, Yoo Jun Sang, Jo Yoon Hee – Vogue Korea March 2016 interview

Before the drama “Pied Piper” went on air, the three leads — Shin Ha Kyun, Yoo Jun Sang and Jo Yoon Hee — had a fashion pictorial and interview done with Vogue Korea as part of promotions for the drama. It is a pity that this magazine feature (just like the drama) was “lost in translation” and went unnoticed by many, likely because the three of them do not seem to have a strong overseas fanbase. Some of these talented but less popular actors do deserve some attention from us too! And if you haven’t watched Pied Piper, I do encourage you to watch it! 😀 

Lost In Translation

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We do not reach out even when they speak up; we do not hear even when we prick up our ears to listen. Within the painting that Pied Piper’s Shin Ha Kyun, Yoo Jun Sang and Jo Yoon Hee had walked into, a story of change is beginning.

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[Travel] Visiting the film set of korean sageuks – MBC Dramia / Dae Jang Geum Park

Ah~ how nice is it to be back in South Korea after 3 years! People always ask me why I keep going back to Korea, but there’s just so many things to see and rediscover in this vast country. And as long as I continue to love Korean entertainment with all my heart, I’ll definitely be a regular visitor.

One place that I didn’t manage to visit last time was MBC Dramia, which should be a compulsory stop on the itinerary of any Kdrama fan, especially for those who like sageuks (historical dramas). I enjoyed watching Empress Ki a lot, and that drama made me want to visit this place all the more. I’m happy to say that I finally got to check this off my bucket list during my trip to Korea this time!

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[Translation] Lee Je Hoon – 1st Look Vol. 108 interview

During my recent trip to South Korea, I managed to pick up a copy of 1st Look magazine featuring Lee Je Hoon (it comes in an awfully huge size that is inconvenient for reading but good for pinning up as a poster in your room!), so I decided to spend my time translating the interview during the long bus rides. 

Nerveless Hero

Upon seeing Lee Je Hoon appear at the arranged venue for his interview, the people around exclaimed, “Lieutenant Park Hae Young!” He is now trying hard to bid goodbye to “Park Hae Young”, a character whom he treasured, and one that is still receiving warm love from people. Lee Je Hoon, who wishes to continue the love by showing even better acting, does his first transformation with fashion brand Hazzys.

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[Korean movie] Countdown to Lee Je Hoon’s “Phantom Detective” (Updated 9 May)

Looks like I became a Lee Je Hoon fan at the right time. Just after completing “Signal”, I looked up Lee Je Hoon’s filmography and noticed he had a movie that has yet to be released. The media seemed to read my mind, as it was soon announced that the movie in question, “Detective Hong Gil Dong: The Missing Village” (also known by its official English title as “Phantom Detective”), would be released this May!  Continue reading “[Korean movie] Countdown to Lee Je Hoon’s “Phantom Detective” (Updated 9 May)”

[Kdrama review] 시그널 Signal

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If I could turn back time, I would still choose to watch this drama again.

Genre: Thriller, mystery, action, crime, fantasy

Synopsis: Criminal profiler Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) discovers an antiquated walkie talkie which enables him to communicate with detective Lee Jae Han (Cho Jin Woong) in the past. The both of them work together to solve cold cases, only to realise that changing the past not only uncovers the ugly truth, but it also brings about consequences that are greater than what they can imagine.

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