Guy talk: The best Korean soaps and martial arts movies.
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Screen Junkies is where guys go to get honest and authoritative advice on what movies and TV shows they should watch, and which ones they should avoid at all costs. Check out their guy lists for the 5 Best Korean Soap Operas and the 5 Best Martial Arts Movies for 2009. Very interesting…
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P.S.: I’m just noticing that The Cloud has just put up the Screen Junkies 10 Best Korean Comedy Movies (I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay made the cut). Great minds think alike, Ratoka! Very cool.
If you enjoy Asian television dramas, consider watching these 5 best Korean soap operas. Usually presented in mini-series format, Korean soap operas are television dramas produced in the Korean language. Korean soap operas are very popular in Asian and have a growing popularity in other parts of the world, especially Latin America and the Middle East. Some programs are accessible for computer viewing or download, so check online for availability.
Arranged alphabetically for your convenience, here are five of the best soap operas produced in the Korean language.
1. “Alone In Love” “Alone in Love” is a South Korean soap opera that aired in 2006. Originally titled “Yeonae sidae,” the show centers on two people who fall in love, marry and divorce. And through it all, they love each other. This series stars Jae-suk Ha, Yeong-mi Jeon and Hyeon-seob Shim.
2. “Full House” Originally titled “Pool ha-woo-seu,” “Full House” is a 2004 South Korean drama starring Hye-kyo Song, Rain and Eun-jeong Han. The television series is based on a Korean cartoon or manhwa. It focuses on a script writer whose friends sell her house when she is on vacation. Returning home, she finds a famous actor living in her house. The series follows the couple through marriage, divorce, love and remarriage.
3. “Hotelier” “Hotelier” is a 2001 South Korean romantic drama starring Hwa-jeong Choi, Yong-jun Bae and Jin-hie Han. Japanese television remade this soap opera in 2007. Set in Seoul Hotel, the series follows the family of a dead hotelier, their relationships with each other and with various people involved with the hotel business.
4. “I’m Sorry, I Love You” “I’m Sorry, I Love You” is a 2004 South Korean soap opera originally titled “Mianhada, saranghandal.” The story centers on a street guy adopted by Australian foster parents. He fights against death and revenge through tragic circumstances, determined to return to Korea to find the parents who abandoned him. The series stars David No, Ji-seob So and Su-jeong Lim.
5. “Love Story In Harvard” “Love Story In Harvard” is a 2004 Korean soap opera starring Rae-won Kim, Tae-hee Kim and Jeong-jin Lee. Originally titled “Rubeusutori in Habeodeu,” the series follows the lives of two South Korean students at Harvard Law School and a Harvard Medical School student.
You’re in the mood to watch a good action film so why not try one of these 5 best martial arts movies 2009. Martial arts movies are filled with ninjas, assassins, martial arts training warriors and drop dead gorgeous female fighters. This list is compiled mostly of the top grossing martial arts movies of 2009. Grab some popcorn and get ready to be thrust into a world of fast paced action.
1. “Ninja Assassin.” In this five best martial arts movie 2009 the story takes you through a young boy’s journey, trained to become a ninja, who then turns his back on the clan. The assassin then becomes the target. It was the highest grossing martial arts film at near $40 million world wide.
[**Well, more like $65 million, but who's counting? — ^@@^]
2. “Fighting.” Story of a young man trying to make something with his life in New York City but gets caught up in the underworld circuit of street fighting. This action packed film combines martial arts with boxing.
3. “Dragonball Evolution.” If you love fantasy adventure then this story takes a young warrior on a quest to recover seven magical orbs that will grant the possessor unlimited power. As one of the five best martial arts movies 2009 it’s a race to see if good or evil possesses the orbs.
4. “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.” Based on an arcade game “Street Fighter” this particular best five martial arts movie 2009 explores the origins of one of the fighters, the female Chun-Li. She is trained to fight to avenge what happened to her parents in her quest for justice and vengeance.
5. “Raging Phoenix.” Though this film was not a top grossing film it gets high marks for heroism in a movie. A young warrior is trained in a unique fighting martial arts style to engage in an all out battle with a gang that is terrorizing woman across Thailand. Heroes in the making top of this list of five best martial arts movies of 2009.