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5 infectious questions about ‘Kingdom’ season 2

At the end of Netflix’s “Kingdom” season 1, the fate of Joseon-era Korea was on the brink of chaos as Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) was trying to fend off a horde of infected at the fort at Sangju even as physician’s assistant Seo-bi (Bae Doona) risked her life to get the mysterious Resurrection …

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What you need to know about the cast of ‘Crash Landing on You’

“Crash Landing on You” has become such a sensation that the acronym for the k-drama—“CLOY”—has gained a life of its own. Coming from tvN and Netflix, “CLOY” has become the 2nd highest rated cable k-drama of all time behind only JBTC’s soap operatic “Sky Castle” (still first) and now ahead of revered tvN neighborhood portrait …

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What ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar victory means

We dared to hope. Ever since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” first began being screened in 2019, we dared to imagine this could win an Academy Award. The Korean director had amassed an impressive body of work, from the psychological urban drama “Barking Dogs Don’t Bite” to his Hollywood environmental romp “Okja” as a visionary and a …

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Park So-dam, Bae Doona and the women in Bong Joon-ho’s films

Whether or not he wins an Academy Award, Korean director Bong Joon-ho is the most talked about director right now. That’s because his 2019 film “Parasite” is an extraordinary genre-defying work that brings a larger, more diverse audience to Bong’s similarly extraordinary earlier works. A story of families and societal stratification, “Parasite” won big at …

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Ji Chang-wook in his Calvins

Ji Chang-wook has been named as an ambassador for global brand Calvin Klein.  The actor posted photos in his Instagram account on Jan. 22.  The post features a series of black and white photos and one in color. He dons suits and jackets for the campaign. He captioned his Instagram photos simply as “@calvinklein #MYCALVINS”.  …

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