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Author: Jessica Jørgensen

Romantic Moment of the Week: Ha-Ram Forgives and Holds on to Moo-Gang in Black

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE SHOW: Black (Season 1, Episode 14) THE PAIRING: Black/Han Moo-Gang (Song Seung-Heon) and Kang Ha-Ram (Go Ara) THE MOMENT: Ha-Ram chooses to forgive and hold on to Black/Moo-Gang THE QUICK OVERVIEW – DEATH IN A BORROWED BODY Black (2017) is a fantastically thrilling supernatural K-drama. Meet Joe Black meets Ghost meets The X-Files meets Goblin, Black is an epic, intricate, gripping whodunit, full of twists and turns and layer upon layer of mysteries, family secrets, conspiracies. Thrown into this mix is the fantastical element of the show’s dynamic duo: a jaded, contemptuous Grim Reaper in human form...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: A Brief, Yet Tantalizing Touch Between Galadriel and Gandalf in The Hobbit

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE FILM: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) THE PAIRING: Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) THE MOMENT: Galadriel encouragingly caresses a vulnerable Gandalf THE QUICK OVERVIEW – RETURN TO MIDDLE-EARTH After successfully adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of Rings for the big screen, Peter Jackson turned his sights to Tolkien’s Middle-earth forerunner, The Hobbit. Under Jackson’s direction, Tolkien’s classic quest tale of a band of dwarves (and one hobbit) out to find a treasure was turned into a three-film epic. Much background and many asides and tangents were added to the otherwise compact narrative...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Tempers Flare and Food Flies as Joon and Claire Hash It Out in Dramaworld

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE SHOW: Dramaworld (Season 1, Episode 8) THE PAIRING: Joon Park (Sean Dulake) and Claire Duncan (Liv Hewson) THE MOMENT: Tempers flare, food flies and the truth comes out, as Joon and Claire hash it out. THE QUICK OVERVIEW – INTO THE FANTASY Dramaworld (2016) is a wonderfully light-hearted, funny and romantic dramedy set in the world of Korean dramas. Like Lost in Austen, a super fan of K-dramas (as opposed to Pride & Prejudice), Claire (Liv Hewson), magically ends up transported into her favorite K-drama. This, naturally, throws a proverbial spanner in the workings of the drama, not...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Jace and Clary Share a Glowing Embrace in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE SHOW: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (Season 2, Episode 19 – Hail and Farewell) THE PAIRING: Jace Herondale (Dominic Sherwood) and Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) THE MOMENT: Rune tattoos illuminate as Jace and Clary share a lingering embrace THE QUICK OVERVIEW SPOILERS! Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments is a supernatural, fantasy TV series, based loosely on the bestselling book series of the same name by Cassandra Clare. On her 18th birthday, Clary Fray discovers a whole other world than the one she’s been living in her entire life. Clary is actually a Shadowhunter, a daughter of two Shadowhunters and,...

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The Last Unicorn (1982): A Hauntingly Musical, Magical and Allegorical Animated Classic

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Vintage Film Review: The Last Unicorn (1982) The Last Unicorn is an animated fantasy film, based on the book of the same name by Peter S. Beagle. Beagle wrote the screenplay. The legendary production duo Rankin/Bass (Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass) produce and direct, while the renowned anime studio Topcraft animate. Topcraft is the precursor to the now legendary Studio Ghibli. All this is a means of expressing the high quality of the production. The Last Unicorn is a...

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The Red Turtle (2016) and Its Sounds of Silence: A Poignant Meditation on Life

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Film Review: The Red Turtle (2016) The Red Turtle is an animated Robinsonade, a castaway tale of a shipwrecked man’s life on a deserted island, à la Defoe’s literary classic, Robinson Crusoe. The film is an international cooperative effort, uniting the talents of animators in France and Belgium, writers in Holland and producers in Japan. Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli co-produces, while the Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit co-writes and directs. It all combines into an engaging and deeply meditative...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – The Locking of Lips of Lucy and Wyatt from Timeless

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE SHOW: Timeless (Season 1, Episode 9 – Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde) THE PAIRING: Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) and Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) THE MOMENT: Lucy and Wyatt share an unexpected kiss. THE QUICK OVERVIEW Timeless is a current, sci-fi, time travel, adventure series on NBC that follows a trio of resolute and, sometimes, rather reluctant time travelers, as they seek to stop a nefarious villain from ravaging history, thereby altering the present. History professor, Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), tech genius, Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett), and elite soldier, Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), are the intrepid trio...

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Black (2017): A Gripping, Gothic K-Drama Thriller with Humor, Heart, Hand-Wringing Action and Sweet Chivalrous Romance

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly TV Series Review: Black (2017) A man possessed by death. A woman who can see death. The earthly and the afterworld collide dangerously. Black is my first introduction to this new generation of Korean dramas. My last binging of K-dramas occurred over twenty years ago on pirated videotapes without subtitles, and I don’t speak Korean. I’d sit with my best friend’s mother and watch videos from her homeland. The videos made the rounds through the Korean expat community. We’d eat kimchi and rice, and she’d give me the gist of the plots. I missed a lot of the...

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A Christmas Prince (2017): Good, If Predictable, Tidings of Comfort and Cheer

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Film Review: A Christmas Prince (2017) Netflix has debuted on the Christmas rom-com, Hallmark-esque scene with its A Christmas Prince. The film stars Rose McIver (known from iZombie and as Tinker Bell from Once Upon a Time) and Tom Lamb. She plays a wannabe reporter out to get a scoop on the apparent playboy prince, and he plays the apparent playboy prince to be scooped. Settled comfortably in the cheery and predictable rom-com genre, A Christmas Prince offers no surprises or genre-bending twists. It’s traditional fare, comfort viewing at its most deliciously predictable and eye-rollingly obvious. Once Upon...

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80 Years in Middle-Earth: Classic Book Review of The Hobbit (1937)

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Classic Book Review: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien This past fall, The Hobbit celebrated its 80th anniversary of publication. The Hobbit was critically praised on its publication in 1937 and has never been out of print since. It is a modern-day classic and the introduction to Tolkien’s expansive fantasy world, Middle-earth. Epic sequels and Middle-earth mythologies have followed. Generations have been inspired and entertained by these stories. It’s an international phenomenon. When a Hobbit Leaves...

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The Accidental Husband (2008): A Ridiculously Roaring Romp of a Rom-Com

24SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Film Review: The Accidental Husband (2008) The Accidental Husband is a little-known rom-com with an impressive cast, including Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Isabella Rossellini and Sam Shepard. It was initially theatrically released in Britain, but never made it to North American theaters, since the distributor went bankrupt. So, it never got its international release and was relegated to DVD distribution. It’s rather a shame since The Accidental Husband is absolute absurdist fun. Yup, it’s ridiculous and oh...

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Timeless: A Timeless Treat of a TV Series That You Should be Watching

46SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. TV Series Review: Timeless (2016 -) If you haven’t been watching NBC’s Timeless, you should be. I just binge-watched the first season on Netflix UK, and I am hopelessly smitten. Timeless is an American, sci-fi, time travel, adventure series that follows a trio of resolute and, sometimes, rather reluctant time travelers, as they seek to stop a nefarious villain from ravaging history, thereby altering the present. Yeah, that about sums it up in a nutshell, but there is so much...

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