Kim’s Convenience Canadian Sitcom

Korean Sitcom made … in Canada … not San Francisco … fun … on Netflix as of 10-Apr-1019
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Girl from Nowhere Thai Drama – A Brief Review

girl from nowhere.jpgNetflix surprises me, again, in a good way, with the Thai TV Series, “Girl from Nowhere.” This title appears to be used other places but here it’s about a high school demoness evoking our darker sides— a kind of contemporary horror series just light and comedic enough to keep me/us engaged. Need a better report card? No problem… On Netflix as of 30-Nov-2018.

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“Atelier” Contemporary Japanese TV Series – A Brief First Review

AtelierNow watching, hooked on “Atelier” Contemporary Japanese TV Series, aired 2015, available on Netflix as of 19-Apr-2018.

“Atelier” means workshop or studio and in this case it is about lingerie* designed and produced to individual customer order. Seriously.

Our young, recent-university-graduate protagonist adores textiles and human curves, and goes to work for Emotion Lingerie. Where she learns a lot plus coming of age plus .. well ..

At first I thought this might be a Japanese version of “The Devil Wears Prada” but from there it goes way beyond. Our heroine is no wimp! Nor is her boss  : )  No spoilers here!

*I apologize** for images of underwear designs and underwear models in this drama – Shazai shimasu! 謝罪します!

**But not very much – Shikashi sorehodo ōku wanai!  しかしそれほど多くはない!

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Misaeng – Theme Tone Phrases

 

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Misaeng – Contemporary South Korean TV Series Initial Brief Review

MisaengBear with me .. you already know how I feel about blah blah production values, blah blah actors and actresses, blah blah unpredictable story arcs .. AND ..

this one I identify with SO much it would almost hurt – working for a corporation, sublimating your ideals to boss’s, striving hard for your ideals .. and, well ..

it’s just that good, imho, so far .. stay tuned !

 

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おかえりなさい!

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Oh My Ghost South Korean TV Series 2015 – A Brief Review

oh my ghostI am now entranced with a contemporary South Korean TV series called “Oh My Ghost.” My mantra continues: high production values, cute female and male characters young and old, setting in a different culture, Korean audio with English subtitles, romance-comedy-drama-supernatural all-in-one, good and bad characters and wouldn’t you like to try to guess which are which, and a plot I can’t predict better than 40-60 or 20-80.

After several such TV series I was curious enough to research this on the web and discovered these kinds of shows a) are part of what is called the South Korean Wave, b) are popular all over the world, and c) exist in such variety that they appeal to multiple different audiences.

In this series the family values and the supernatural are blended with food and cooking – no plot spoilers here, however!

Available on Netflix as of 31-Mar-2018

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Million Yen Women A Brief Review

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“Thanks to these women, my life will change a lot.” Shin Michima, protagonist and narrator

I am really enjoying this Japanese mystery-romance-comedy-drama, manga-to-TV series, where yet again I have no idea where the plot is going and am again beguiled by a) high production values, b) excellent character actors and actresses, young and old, male and female, c) clever writing, and d) glimpses of an eastern culture and lifestyle filtered slightly through a western influence. No plot spoilers here!

Japanese language with English, Japanese, Chinese subtitles.

Available on Netflix as of 25-Mar-2018

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