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‘The Ghost Bride’ captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries

'The Ghost Bride' captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries
February 11, 2020

Li Lan, a daughter of a spice trader, is proposed to marry into a wealthy family, but the marriage is far from normal.  The young woman is thrust into solving a murder which leads her to the Netherworld...

‘The Beauty Inside’ shows realistic, strong romance

'The Beauty Inside' shows realistic, strong romance
October 1, 2019

It’s what’s on the inside that matters, at least for Kim Wu Jin.  “The Beauty Inside,” a Korean movie, follows Wu Jin as he finds love and deals with changing appearances every day. Each...

Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’ misses the mark

Netflix's 'Tall Girl' misses the mark
September 24, 2019

Netflix has once again released another romantic comedy aimed towards teenagers called “Tall Girl” which chronicles the struggles of Jodi, a 6’1”  young woman, in life and love. Like many of Netflix’s...

Charming love story shown in ‘Well-Intended Love’

Charming love story shown in 'Well-Intended Love'
September 17, 2019

Netflix originals can tend to come off as corny, and I expected the same for the Chinese drama series “Well-Intended Love.” What I initially thought about the drama changed within the first couple...

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama
September 17, 2018

Society’s toxic standards of beauty are hard to get past, and they are not often spoken about. Only when these standards are brought up and shown to the viewers can they fully understand the stress and...

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