King the Land

King the Land who rides a tightrope between classical and Cliché

King the Land who rides a tightrope between classical and Cliché

King the Land

When I watch JTBC’s Saturday-Sunday drama “King the Land” (written by Choi Rom (played by Tim Harimao), directed by Lim Hyun-wook), I can think of countless dramas. The love between the third-generation male protagonist of a conglomerate with unknown pain and the bright candy-type female protagonist even in difficult circumstances has long been the foundation of successful romantic comedy. It’s that stable, but it’s also that cliche. In this day and age, when the obvious Cinderella story has to be transformed with joy, freshness, and pleasure, the story of “King the Land” is somewhat reckless. At the production presentation, Lee Joon-ho said, “There are a lot of cliche, but it’s classic,” adding, “It’s a true taste to know.”

Let’s look at the description of King the Land. It is a story about Salvation (Lee Joon-ho), a man who despises laughter, and Angelang (Im Yoon-ah), a “smile queen” who has to laugh, creating a day where people can smile brightly at the VVIP lounge “King the Land,” a dream of hoteliers. Here, male relief is a third-generation chaebol, who is expected to be the successor to King Hotel, and Angelang graduated from a two-year university and started as a month-long intern at King Hotel and entered the VVIP lounge with hard work. The Cinderella story between people of different social classes has a long history. In particular, the love between the highest power and an employee within a group is a formula that was prevalent from the 1990s to the early to mid-2000s, from “Love in You” to “Lover in Paris” and “My Name is Kim Sam-soon.”

The poor but brave Yeoju captivates Namjoo, who is feisty with her unique cheerfulness and boldness, but has inner pain. Nam Joo’s pain is mostly due to the sneezing left by her ex-lover or her situation in the family. The salvation of “King the Land” has a painful memory when everyone treated him with a smile even in the face of the tragedy of his mother who disappeared one day. Koo Hwa-ran (Kim Sun-young), a half-sister with a different mother, checks herself and tackles everything. Absence of mother and conflict with half or half brother? Han Ki-joo (Park Shin-yang) of “Lovers in Paris” comes to mind, and Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) of “The Heirs” comes to mind. Although it is not a romantic movie, some middle-aged people may think of the 1995 “Hotel,” where the half-brothers had a management conflict against the backdrop of the hotel

There are no triangular and square villains, but there are also many flat characters that have been seen before, such as secretaries who are close like friends, strong friends who protect their children like friends, fathers of power who harshly push their children to compete, and hotel seniors who openly ignore Yeoju. Secretary Noh Sang-sik (An Se-ha) and King Hotel manager Kim Soo-mi (craft paper) seem to have been assigned the role of laughter code, but Kim Soo-mi is regrettable because she wants to express a snob character, but she is seen as a “female” character that has been neglected by the sensibility of the times.

Overall, “King the Land” creates a very familiar atmosphere, including the brave Yeoju who says what to say even in front of a prince on a white horse and Namjoo who creates a left-and-right smile with a crush on the Yeoju that has already permeated. Even if it’s not Lee Eun-ji of “Ppyong Ppyong Global Entertainment Room,” which is familiar with millennium-era emotions, those who watched some dramas from the 90s to the 00s to the 2010s will find dozens or hundreds of scenes of dramas from that time in “King the Land.” This familiarity is also the part where Lee Joon-ho can say, “The taste of knowing is the essence.” Very fresh dramas are good, but sometimes I want to enjoy the taste that everyone knows lightly and comfortably.

Above all, the high ratings from 5.1% to 9.6% from the first to fourth episodes are largely attributed to the exquisite casting of Lee Joon-ho and Lim Yoon-ah. Director Lim Hyun-wook said about the casting at the production presentation, “I think the three generations have gained virtue,” and those who have watched the drama will have no choice but to accept the director’s words. Lee Joon-ho, who has been well-received for his stable acting since his debut, has risen to the top with his star actor’s aura with “Collaboration” and Lim Yoon-ah, who has been upgrading her acting skills with constant efforts, appears to be perfect for “King’s Land” In addition, as the visuals of the two actors fit perfectly with the character, probability is added to the story that can be childish. Can you think of a mask and a smile that suits you as well as Lim Yoon-ah’s hotelier who has to smile brightly even in situations where you don’t want to smile

The 16-episode “King the Land” is performing well enough to reach 10% of viewership in the fourth episode, but the key is now. In order for Lee Joon-ho and Lim Yoon-ah’s acting and visuals to continue to gain strength, it will only be possible if the story of retro sensibility in the early 21st century gives some variation to the right place. “In-house Confrontation,” which was introduced last year, was also a typical storyline to the point where the word “Cliche Restaurant” came out, but it was well received for its variations in the right place and the use of characters.

King the Land also has a strong message. Cheon Sa-rang and friends were assumed to be employees of hotels, airlines, and duty-free shops represented by emotional labor services to show the shallow bare face of a capitalist society that forces laughter with money. The fake laughter that salvation despises and the laughter that Cheon Sa-rang has to make are also symbolic of the society of “A and B,” which has virtually become more solid in capitalist society, although there is no outwardly revealed social status. In addition, watching Cheon Sa-rang and his friends move forward as middle managers and are divided into Gap and Eul again in the society of Euls, you can guess the message that “King the Land” wants to throw through laughter. It remains to be seen how well the message will blend in with the early 21st century retro sensibility


The reason why high school students in K are popular in Godalpa

The reason why high school students in K are popular in Godalpa OTT academy


At one time, New York in the U.S. was nicknamed “a regular in disaster movies.” This is because New York, which reigned as the world’s best city, was often used as the background to deal with various disasters in science fiction movies. Therefore, New York became the target of meteorites, and was damaged by tsunamis, and various villains were rampant and used as a place for aliens to invade.

In this era of watching OTT platforms a lot, what would foreigners say to Korean high school students. I think they’ll say, “You’re really good at running,” and “You’re really good at fighting.” That’s what Korean high school students look like in the dramas we’re watching right now.

With the creation of the OTT platform, the definition of so-called “academia” that deals with schools is being rewritten. In the past, it would have been a series of stories about spending ordinary daily lives in the background of school, but now high school students are busy. They are invaded by aliens and attacked by zombie viruses. On the other hand, it can be a stage of revenge or a stage of killers who hide their identity and make a secret promise.

This is the story of Tving’s recently released drama “After-school War Activity.” The drama based on Ha Il-kwon’s webtoon of the same name has been released since the 31st of last month. The plot is that extraterrestrial spheres that suddenly appear in the sky around the world threaten the Earth, and the Korean government decides to recruit high school seniors to prevent them. I don’t think I’ll participate if I just do it, so I apply extra points for the CSAT.

The drama ranked first among all-time TVing works in the paid subscription contribution index, which measures the contribution of consumers who subscribe to watch content immediately after its release. It takes the form of an academy, and we put together a cliché of a war drama dealing with students turning into soldiers, an element of science fiction in which alien life appears

Similar works have increased dramatically recently. It would be good to pick Netflix’s “My School Now,” which was released early last year. It is also based on Joo Dong-geun’s popular webtoon, which mainly deals with the fear and thrill of the unidentified zombie virus spreading around the school and turning into zombies for students. A large number of new actors such as Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Joey-hyun, Yoo In-soo, Ha Seung-ri, Lee Eun-sam, Lee Yoo-mi, and Romon also appeared.

There were also many revenge dramas set in the school. “Weak Hero Class 1,” unveiled on Wave, deals with the growth of Yeon Si-eun (Park Ji-hoon), who has somewhat poor physical ability but is armed with extraordinary head, judgment, and great persistence against the backdrop of school. “Third Person Revenge,” which was released on Disney Plus, also features the main character Ok Chan-mi (Shin Ye-eun) who sought the truth about the death of her twin brother and Ji Soo-heon (Romon), who acts as a revenge, getting involved in the case.

A killer appears in “Final Weapon Alice,” which was released on Watcha. It deals with what happens when highly trained killer Han Winter (Park Se-wan) meets Seo Ye-Yeoreum (Song Gun-hee), who does not feel pain even when she is hit while attending school disguised as an ordinary student.

Among the works scheduled to be released, academy works can be frequently seen. The drama “Hi Cookie,” which has yet to be decided on a platform, will feature Nam Ji-hyun and Choi Hyun-wook. It deals with the desire of the human race and the journey of the female protagonist on an adventure to save her brother in danger when Cookie, who grants her wish, enters an elite high school. The “Running Mate,” which is scheduled to be unveiled on TVing, has a model student protagonist running as a running mate in the election of the school’s student council president to reform his image It dealt with the process of becoming increasingly the core of the election. It combines the characteristics of academy and political literature.

The story of “K-high school students” has become the central theme of the drama because there is no place that collects the characteristics of Korean society more intensively than schools. The educational background society, which is characteristic of Korean society, and the system in which grades determine social class, push students into infinite competition. Students are evaluated in a row for their grades, while the shadows of those who have fallen behind are also deepened. You can’t miss the drama against a backdrop where people’s bare faces are often revealed

In addition, conflicts with older generations who have already built the system are effectively depicted. Adults in “My School Now” adjust, even encourage, and exploit the zombie crisis to their advantage rather than solve it. Adults of “after-school war activities” decide to recruit students who were only studying and put them into burdensome operations like consumables. In the end, there is a self-portrait of a distorted social system through school.

There is also a reason why the number of original webtoon works has increased. Usually, webtoon writers have a relatively short career compared to established cartoonists, and there are many younger generations. It is easy to imagine the background of the school, which gave the artist the strongest impression of his life so far. If you look at the academy industrially, you can use a large number of young newcomers to cast students, which costs less, and you can work on the second half of the work.

Schools are a material that is available all over the world, so they are versatile, but they can also show differences only in Korea. Naturally, the atmosphere of the Korean school system and school is interesting from the perspective of foreigners. This is why schools, abbreviated versions of Korean society, can be so popular in dramas.

In the broadcasting area, it becomes a new genre of experiments and a playground for new actors. In many ways, the story is a genre that gains weight and strengthens the base. What other schools, students’ stories will captivate viewers with intensity, and the 2023 academy’s clock is busy

Ahn Jae-hong

‘Rebound’ Ahn Jae-hong “Watching SK games for work…Every

‘Rebound’ Ahn Jae-hong “Watching SK games for work…Every time I go, I win.” (Interview)

Ahn Jae-hong

Actor Ahn Jae-hong told the story of becoming a victory fairy.

Actor Ahn Jae-hong’s interview was held in the movie “Rebound” (director Jang Hang-joon) at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Seoul, on the morning of the 29th.

“Rebound” depicts a miraculous story of eight days in which a new coach and six players of the weakest basketball team, which no one paid attention to, ran nonstop at the 2012 National High School Basketball Tournament.

Ahn Jae-hong played Kang Yang-hyun, who became a public service worker after moving to and from the second division, leaving behind his brilliant career as a high school basketball MVP.

“When I first received the script, the word basketball touched me more than the material of basketball and the word sports,” he said. “When I received the script, I felt that basketball was not as popular as before at some point.” “I thought it was a sport that became like a memory after experiencing the craze of basketball party in the generations who grew up watching slam dunk on the playground where we were enthusiastic in the past,” he said.

“It was even more so because I was offered when I didn’t know ‘The First Slam Dunk’ at the time,” he said. I liked that it was a story about finding the heat. Rather than showing anything as a sports movie, I was more touched by what I loved, what I liked, and what we liked to die because we were crazy,” he said, explaining why he chose the movie.

“I went to a lot of intuition while preparing for the work. I went to SK games a lot because I wanted to learn the sense of realism. As soon as I got the script, it was basketball season, and I went to the stadium where I could go quickly. I won every time I went. How many consecutive wins did he make. “I enjoyed watching it because I went and won,” he said, revealing the story of becoming a ‘victory fairy’.

He also said, “I looked at the coach’s seat carefully. However, in playing coach Kang, I thought that seeing coach Jeon Hee-chul could bring much. Coach Jeon Hee-chul had an image like Yongsan High School coach played by actor Jang Hyun-sung, and he felt like a cool coach in a falling suit. “I think I enjoyed basketball more because my image was the opposite of coach Kang Yang-hyun,” he said.

“Rebound” will be released on April 5.

Actor Oh Dal-soo

Actor Oh Dal-soo returns to the screen for the first time in a year…

Actor Oh Dal-soo returns to the screen for the first time in a year…”4 PM” will be released in the second half of this year.

Actor Oh Dal-soo

The movie “Four o’clock in the afternoon” has confirmed its release in the second half of this year with news of a crank-up.

The movie “Four o’clock in the afternoon” (Director Jay Song) is a suspense thriller about a couple’s daily life slowly turning into nightmares due to a neighbor’s man who comes every day at 4 p.m.

The movie “4 p.m.” starring actor Oh Dal-soo, Jang Young-nam, and Kim Hong-pa, representing Chungmuro, has all finished filming and has confirmed its release in the second half of this year.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Amelie Notongb, a best-selling author loved by readers around the world for her unique cruelty and humorous handwriting.

In addition, director Jay Song, who has been active as a producer in a number of popular films such as “The Neighborhood People” and “Wonderful Ghost,” caught a megaphone following “Yeouido” and “Nightmare,” combining mysteries with the original’s detailed psychological description to create a dense thriller.

Actor Oh Dal-soo, who is still showing off his strong position with his role-free luxury acting from Disney+ original series “Casino” to “Veteran 2,” will play Jeong-in, a philosophy professor who started his dream of rural life after retirement, with excellent digestion.

On top of that, Jang Young-nam, who recently exudes a strong presence through the drama “One Hit Scandal,” is enthusiastic as Hyun-sook, wife of “Jeong-in,” signaling that he will once again fill the play with deep acting skills, drawing expectations from the audience. In addition, actor Kim Hong-pa, who crosses the screen with his performances such as “Casino,” “Romantic Doctor Kim Sa-bu,” “Duke,” and “Malmoi,” will break up into a subtle psychological battle with actor Oh Dal-soo as a mysterious neighbor, Yuknam.

The mystery thriller “4 p.m.,” which is unique to its sharp insight into human nature, will visit domestic audiences in the second half of 2023.

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick, I’m going to watch TVBingser from today.

Top Gun: Maverick, I’m going to watch TVBingser from today.

Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” will be unveiled at the TVing “Paramount + Brand Hall” from the 2nd.

Top Gun: Maverick

“TopGun: Maverick” is an aviation action blockbuster film about new team members who are put into life-and-death missions with legendary pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise), who returned as an instructor.

Hollywood’s top action star Tom Cruise won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for “TopGun: Maverick.” In Korea, “TopGun: Maverick” rewrote the best box office record in Tom Cruise’s movie history, creating the Nth viewing craze centered on special theaters, mass-producing fandom, and attracting 8.17 million viewers.

“TopGun: Maverick,” which ranked No. 1 in the world’s box office in 2022 due to global syndrome, will start streaming services through Tving’s “Paramount+ Brand Hall” today and the 2nd.

‘TopGun: Maverick’ hosted a global streaming service through Paramount+. The movie is counted as the most watched movie in the first week of its release in countries where the service began on December 22, and continues to be a craze for watching without cooling down.

“TopGun: Maverick” will be available as a streaming service on TVing from the 2nd.

The old version of the movie Top Gun is also very popular. There were many, but this movie was also one of the most popular movies.

Park Chan-wook

Director Park Chan-wook of “Determination to Break Up..

Director Park Chan-wook of “Determination to Break Up” to the U.S.Will Golden Globe be awarded?

Park Chan-wook

Director Park Chan-wook of the movie “Decision to Break Up” left for the U.S. to attend the U.S. Golden Globe Awards.

According to Ambiguous Film and CJ ENM on the 4th, director Park Chan-wook boarded a flight to the U.S. on the 3rd in time for the 80th Golden Globe Awards to be held in Los Angeles (LA) at 10 a.m. on the 11th (Korea Standard Time).

He will also attend the Golden Glove Awards while working on his next film, “Collaborator,” in LA. Actors Park Hae-il and Tang Wei of “Decision to Break Up” are known to not attend the awards ceremony.

“Decision to Break Up” is nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Non-English-speaking Film (formerly Foreign Language Film). This is the third time a Korean work has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award since the movie Parasite and the drama Squid Game. ‘Parasite’ became the first Korean film to win a Golden Globe Award in 2020. In January last year, Oh Young-soo of “Squid Game” was the first Korean actor to receive the Best Supporting Actor award in a TV drama category.

“Decision to Break Up” competes for trophies in four non-English-speaking works, including “No Problem on the Western Front” (Germany), “Argentina,” “Close” (Belgium, France, Netherlands), and “RRRR” (India).

The Golden Globe Awards, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Journalists Association, is considered one of the two largest film awards in the United States along with the Academy Award. It is also called the “outpost of the academy” because it was held before the academy.

Last year’s 75th Cannes Film Festival director-winning film “Determined to Break Up” is a preliminary candidate for the International Film Awards at the 95th Academy Awards to be held on March 12 local time.

Hugh Jackman

“Wolverine” Hugh Jackman “appeared as Ryan Reynolds

“Wolverine” Hugh Jackman “appeared as Ryan Reynolds’ nemesis in Deadpool 3”

 Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, who starred as Wolverine in the movie “X-Men” series, was very popular. He drew attention by revealing that he appears as a rival to Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3.

“Wolverine and Deadpool hate each other,” Hugh Jackman said on “The Empire Film Podcast” on the 27th (local time).

He said, “I’m just talking from my point of view. Wolverine is a million miles away from Deadpool or wants to hit the head. But unfortunately, in this movie, he can’t be a million miles away, so I’ll hit him a lot on the head,” he added.

On September 28, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman posted on social media, “The movie Logan” is about a story that unfolds in 2029. Wolverine is dead. “We won’t touch that part,” he said, playing Waem’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” as the background music. The two showed Deadpool and Wolverine fighting each other.

Meanwhile, Jackman, who returns to Wolverine after “Logan,” raised expectations by announcing that he will meet Ryan Reynolds. Earlier,  Jackman played Wolverine in nine films over 17 years and dropped out of Wolverine Station after the 2017 film Logan. 안전공원

“Deadpool 3” began production in May 2023 and will be released on November 8, 2024.

Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are long-time best friends. The two have shown off their friendship by promoting films starring in each other. Ryan Reynolds, who visited Korea in 2018, also revealed his recent status of practicing singing with Hugh Jackman before appearing in “King of Mask Singer.”

Kirsty Allie

Kirsty Allie, she died of cancer…

Kirsty Allie, she died of cancer…

Kirsty Allie

Actor Kirsty Allie has passed away. He died at the age of 71.

Kirsty Allie’s side officially announced the death on her official Twitter account on the 5th (local time).

“We’re trying to deliver incredible news,” Kirsty Allie said. “My mother, who had fought cancer, died.” It is explained that he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The bereaved family then said, “Ali died surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was as iconic as she was on screen and a much more amazing mother and grandmother,” she mourned.

“It inspired me to live my life as hard as possible as my mother did. “Thank you for your love and prayers,” he said.

Kirsty Ally made her debut in 1982 in the film “Star Track 2-Khan’s Fury” and won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Special Drama Series in 1994.

The posthumous work of the deceased is “Excidental Love” (2015).

The First Slam Dunk

“The First Slam Dunk” topped the Japanese box office…

“The First Slam Dunk” topped the Japanese box office…

The First Slam Dunk

The movie “The First Slam Dunk” reached the top of the box office, breaking the highest opening score of the Japanese box office in Japan.

On the first day of its release in Japan, “The First SlamDunk” attracted 460,000 viewers and topped the overall box office. It achieved a cumulative 840,000 viewers in two days on the first weekend after its release.

“The First SlamDunk” is a movie about the dreams and passion of the five basketball players of Buksan High School who dream of winning the national championship. It is a theatrical version of “Slam Dunk” (1990-1996), which has surpassed 120 million copies in circulation.

Takehiko Inoue, the original author who participated in the screenplay and directing of the movie, said, “It is a work where you can experience cartoons, basketball, movies, and everything. “It will be a movie that introduces the world of slam dunk,” he explained.

Ko Kyung-pyo

Ko Kyung-pyo plays the role of the murderer.”You said you’d…

Ko Kyung-pyo plays the role of the murderer.”You said you’d lose weight, but gain more weight”

Ko Kyung-pyo

Takashi Miike, director of “Connect,” mentioned the presence of Ko Kyung-pyo, who appears as a serial killer in the play.

Director Takashi Miike told various stories in an interview with Disney Plus (Disney+) original “Connect” held at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 6th.

“Connect” is a drama that tells the story of a new human being with a non-die body, “Connect,” who knows that his eyes were kidnapped by organ trafficking organizations and then transplanted into a serial killer who made Korea noisy.

In “Connect,” Ko played the role of Oh Jin-seop, a serial killer who received Connect’s eyes.

Jin-seop is a perfect colleague and team leader in the company, but inside he is a character who makes a series of dead body art that makes Korea noisy with strange and dark aspects that others cannot even imagine.

Coach Takashi Miike told Ko Kyung-pyo’s casting process and said, “Ko Kyung-pyo is a devil,” giving laughter to the scene.

Earlier, director Takashi Miike told a press conference for “Connect” held the previous day, “I thought it fit well with the killer’s acting after seeing him smile even though he was late for the first meeting.”

Coach Takashi Miike continued, “To say I’m the devil, I mean I’m a person with a lot of attractive charms,” smiling, “And even if I do something wrong, I can easily forgive, and I think I’ll have to forgive quickly.”

“At the first meeting, Ko Kyung-pyo was 30 minutes late, and I had seen all the slim-looking pictures before. But what I saw was that he was fat, and he came and said with a smile, “I failed my diet.” He was intrigued by the appearance of not trying to hide himself at all. I thought, “This person is funny,” and I became a fan. He expressed his affection, saying, “I personally like him.”

Director Takashi Miike also said, “In fact, when we first met, Ko Kyung-pyo said he would lose more weight before filming. But he actually appeared after gaining more weight,” he said, causing laughter at the scene.

“At that time, he said with a cute smile, ‘I failed my diet,’ and I thought it was good visually because the original webtoon had a slim psychopath image, but I also thought that it was the power of psychopaths to attract people while smiling like this.” “So I thought it would be nice to show this image as it is,” he said.

He also said it was interesting to watch the meeting between Jung Hae-in and Ko Kyung-pyo through “Connect.”

Director Takashi Miike said, “I actually didn’t know which actors were popular in Korea. When I asked Jung Hae-in, who was cast first, Ko Kyung-pyo, he said he liked Ko Kyung-pyo and wanted to act together. The two are actually close, but they are rivals in the drama. Being in a drama together can be a (positive) battle between each other as actors. He said, “I thought it could be an opportunity to rise together.”

He also said, “It’s my first attempt at a Korean work, and I expected a chemical reaction that harmonized with it. There is a great pleasure in sharing the results with various talented people. While watching the monitor, I filmed it with joy as if I were watching a Korean Wave drama,” he expressed satisfaction.