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Freedom, equality expressed in ‘Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung’

Freedom, equality expressed in 'Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung'

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Goo Hae Ryung is tired of playing an inferior role in Joseon, the last dynasty of Korea. She takes the opportunity to become one of the first female historians, unbalancing the preserving structure of Joseon. Goo Hae Ryung helps bring a changing world to life. “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung” i...

‘The Beauty Inside’ shows realistic, strong romance

'The Beauty Inside' shows realistic, strong romance

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

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 day he wakes up as someone different -- old and young, male and female. Twelve years have passed s...

‘Wicked Fox’ offers wicked, emotional tale

'Wicked Fox' offers wicked, emotional tale

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

A gumiho, a kitsune, a nine-tailed fox: these creatures appear in tales and legends all over Asia. In “Wicked Fox” by Kat Cho, gumihos are portrayed as shape-shifting, beautiful women who prey on men. Miyoung, half human and half gumiho, struggles with the morals of a gumiho as her mother pushes her...

‘The Dude in Me’ needs more depth, pizzazz

'The Dude in Me' needs more depth, pizzazz

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

It might seem inconvenient when you switch bodies with someone completely different than you, but for Dong-Hyun, a chubby high school student, and Pan-Soo, a member of a criminal organization, switching bodies was exactly what they needed. “The Dude in Me” is a Korean movie that was recently release...

Characters ignite hope, humor in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’

Characters ignite hope, humor in 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

During an era where girls were not allowed to be educated or employed, Kim Yoon-Hee did the only thing she could think of to help out her family, which is to disguise herself as her sickly younger brother, Kim Yoon-Shik. “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” follows Kim Yoon-Hee at the most trivial time of her life. ...

Mysterious hero brings justice in ‘School 2017’

Mysterious hero brings justice in 'School 2017'

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Justice is attained through the actions of a hooded figure who knows how corrupt his school is, but everyday life at school gets a little more interesting when one of his plans doesn’t go too smoothly. “School 2017” is all about equality and righteousness coming into play at an unfair, discri...

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

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 importance of the issues being brought up. In “My ID is Gangnam Beauty,” the audience follows a college...

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