June 16th, 2020


K-Drama Flashback Weekly Watch "Boys Over Flowers" EP 17 & 18


Boys Over Flowers is one of the biggest Korean drama hits of our time, sweeping ratings and awards across Asia in 2009 and 2010. This Korean take on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, tackles complex issues involving outcasts, socio-economic disparity, family, love, and friendship. Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa High School. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shin Hwa High School, Jan Di is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship. At school, Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4, because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, when Jan Di's friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of the F4's shoes, she's forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo. What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo starts feeling something for her too? Will the love triangle disrupt F4 and change their lives forever? Get ready for addictive drama, romance and comedy at it best.

Watch Boys Over Flowers on Hulu, Netflix, & Viki. Meet you back here next Tuesday for episodes 19 & 20!

source: Hulu for the synopsis

"Peninsula" to focus on "Train to Busan" survivors


Director Yeon Sang-ho, who helmed the smash hit zombie thriller "Train to Busan," said Tuesday that he wants to tell the story of the survivors and the land ruined by swarms of zombies from the 2016 film in his upcoming work, "Peninsula."

"While I was looking for filming locations for 'Train to Busan' years ago, there were many devastated places in Korea," Yeon said in a press conference streamed online. "I hoped to make a film at those ruins, if 'Train to Busan' went well. Anyway, dreams come true."

"Peninsula," which has been invited to this year's Cannes Film Festival, is set in the same universe four years after its predecessor, in which the whole country was hit by zombies except for the southern port city of Busan. It is Yeon's third Cannes' entry following the animated film "The King of Pigs" (2011) and "Train to Busan."

Since the zombie outbreak, Korea has been in a state of anarchy, has lost its name and is now called Peninsula.

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source: Yonhap News