Guy talk: The best Korean soaps and martial arts movies.

Somebody’s got Rain on the Brain. And we like that. :)

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…

— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com ^@@^

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. :D

SCREEN JUNKIES: 5 Best Korean Soap Operas

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.

SCREEN JUNKIES: 5 Best Martial Arts Movies 2009

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.

~ by Cloud USA on February 8, 2011.

9 Responses to “Guy talk: The best Korean soaps and martial arts movies.”

  1. i thought you said this is guy talk , all of these dramas are chick stuff , watch yaksha or warrior beak dong su , something like that not this

  2. wowoow it very cool that rain both movie FH, & Ninja Asassin have became on a list with screen junkie excited to exposer of rain movies its it?? i glad rain give such more movies and drama to reveal of who an actor and good catch of him his body are amazing and they should out rain top list with high recomendad
    rain forhe alway be number one actor and flim he in and as for full as for FH they recived quite time in number k-drama and on Tv too now Ninja Assasin have give fan alot attetion and becam more excited of rain.

  3. Yeah! speaking 5 the best in Korean drama?Yes Full House no.1 for so good i like it very much….but Ninja Assassin?no comment i didn’t watched it,i’m searching but i couldn’t found even in YouTube nothing…well of course thats good movie i’m sure bcoz Rain is the best ever!!!

    • hummm….i agree FH beats #1 and #3 for me anyway. i saw all three of these dramas and not just because of Rain being in FH (cause i was just finding out about him and didn’t know he was a singer). but obvious FH won out for me since i became a fan of it’s male star after finding out more about him. Hotelier was kinda drabbed to me and Sorry I Love you, just wasn’t anything special or outstanding about it. but i guess the writer identified with something in those on the list.

  4. not trying to be an @$$ , but what “Dragonball Evolution” and “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” were doing on the 5 best martial arts movies?

    Dragonball was all kind of thing but Best…

    c’mon !!! it makes me cant take their list seriously… and i’m not happy ninja assassin was there.

    NA wasnt that good in story telling… but the martial arts was probably one of the best… better took out NA frm that list

  5. Wow “Screen Junkie” has been paying attention. I watched the Dragonball Evolution and Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li movies and while they may have been visually appealing at times, neither compares to MY NINJA!!

  6. Wooo hooo!

  7. Very cool…
    Stephe, it’s totally ur fault that the word “thrust” jumped out at me. Lol… Thanks! ;)

  8. Yeah!!!! Rain made all three lists. I am so glad his body of work is being recogonized.

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