Spy

Spy

Wow, am I on a drama roll lately! So I decided to check out Spy, just to see if I like it. It does have all the elements I really love such as spies, action, conspiracy, hidden agendas, which side am I really on…..but after two episodes, it hasn’t sparked for me yet. More like just simmering coals right now. The drama itself is slickly filmed and the plot does sound interesting for sure. However, I’m not sure what it is, but I don’t have a eager passion for it yet. While Bae Jang Ok who plays Hye Rim, the mother, is perfect in her role as a ex-spy, I am less convinced by Sun Woo, played by Jaejoong. Although I have watched other projects by Jaejoong, I am not sure if he has improved from them. This is not to say his acting is bad per say, but I am sure not fangirling over it either. It’s just a bit bland for me at the moment, which I hope will improve soon! Finally, Yo Oh Seung, playing N. Korean handler, is very skillful in delivering a villain we like to┬áhate!

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The Man from Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere / Ahjussi

On the scale of revenge films, The Man From Nowhere rates high on the intensity/gore, but also surprisingly high on the scale for heart/warmth. Instead of your usual bloodfest where no one wins, this movie gives you a satisfactory ending without leaving you hollowed out. Tae-Sik, a jaded ex-government operative, lives secluded from the world after a tragic event took his wife/unborn child away. He hides away from the world, except for talking to one precocious child named So-mi. Brought up by a druggie mother, So-mi finds comfort in Tae-Sik presence, treating him as if he was her own father. After her mother involves herself in a drug syndicate scheme and gets herself killed and So-mi is kidnapped, it is up to Tae-Sik to rescue the only thing that he had deemed worth living for.

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