This historical K-drama movie has magic, romance, and twists of fate. A magician, Hwan-Hee (played by Yoo Seung-Ho), rescues a princess, Cheong-Myung (played by Go Ara), doomed to a loveless marriage and she brings the true meaning of love into his life. It’s kind of like an enchanting fairy tale. It has magic!
This historical K-drama is set during the Joseon Dynasty period. In Korean culture, Haechi is “a mythical creature that distinguishes what is good and bad, or right and wrong and symbolizes justice. So if a person wears the symbol of the Haechi on their clothing, it means they want to be righteous and do good for the people. It’s their duty and you should know that they are trustworthy.
EDUCATIONAL: Learn the history of Korea. The Korean movies and TV shows are a retelling of actual historical events and people, or a creation of fictional stories weaved from ancient Korea’s history, culture, folklore, and traditions.
“The Killer’s Shopping List” can be summarized with just one line: Killers are people like everybody else and they go grocery shopping too!
In “The Village: Achiara’s Secret”, a serial rapist and murderer (SRM) has evaded capture by the police for 30 years. Han So-Yoon, a young English teacher receives an anonymous letter regarding a sister she thought was dead. She relocates from Canada to Achiara, a small village in Korea, to find her sister, Kim Hye-Jin. Shortly after arriving, she accidentally discovers her sister’s skeletal remains. It is clear her sister died a violent death.
What is a CEO-dol Mart? A group of young men who were once members of a K-pop idol group disbanded and went their separate ways. One of the members died tragically and the group leader, Choi Ho Rang, was too discouraged and broken-hearted to carry on. Five years had passed since they were together. One day they discover that they are the owners of Boram Mart, a convenient grocery store. What a shock! They have no idea how to run a mart. The first thing they learn is that there are debts and taxes that need to be paid. They opt for the easiest solution. Sell the mart!
All five (5) Korean movies were released in 2022 and are streaming on Rakuten Viki. They were picked because the Viki viewing audience rated them 9 out of 10 stars (or higher), and I agree.
The purpose of this series is to find the answer to the question: Even if time travel is possible, should it be permissible? The physicist who finally figured out how to accomplish time travel thought it was good. She thought that you can go back to your past and experience wonderful memories again. What a pity that others found more sinister and pernicious ways to take advantage of time traveling.
Kim Wook (played by Go Soo) is a con artist. Is there such a thing as a noble con artist with a strong sense of justice who can’t abide not righting a wrong?
Finland Papa centers around the life of a young woman grieving the loss of her grandmother. In the first episode of this very short series, we meet Yu Ri (played by Kim Bo Ra, “My Only Love Song”). She is wearing the traditional black hanbok dress and standing alone in front of her grandmother’s memorial. You can immediately feel her grief, pain and sorrow. Not only has she lost her grandmother, but her father had also tragically passed away. They were her only family. Now she is left in the world all alone. How will she carry on?
This is a common reoccurring event throughout the history of the ancient Korean kingdoms. Joseon is the last Korean Dynasty, and historical records indicate that its kings almost always rose to power after shedding the blood of their relatives. The storyline for The Secret Romantic Guesthouse begins with a young crown prince who barely escaped death. His father was been brutally slain by his uncle. Somehow he gets away, runs into the yard of a nobleman, and hides in a dog house.
Kang Han-Soo (played by Woo Do-Hwan, “My Country: The New Age”; “The King: Eternal Monarch”) was supposed to be dead. His father was falsely accused and executed. The false accusers then went to his home and killed his mother by hanging her, making it appear as a suicide. The people behind the brutal murder of his parents believed that he had died when their home was burned down. But he survived, grew up, and studied to become a lawyer.