Podcast #154 – The Fangirl’s Movie Review: The Pirates (2014) VS The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

We reviewed both of the Korean Pirate films and there is one we liked much more than the other. Come find out what we thought about both films and why some things worked and others didn’t as we deep dive into The Pirate (2014) and The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022).

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Through the Darkness

If you love true crime stories, Through the Darkness is going to make you SO HAPPY. Featuring the incomparable Kim Nam Gil, this new crime drama is focused on the very beginnings of criminal profiling in Korea. Come join The Maknae and Kmuse as they discuss their impressions of the first four episodes. This might be the drama you were looking for!

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Drama Teasers of the Week

The incomparable Kim Nam Gill will be hitting screens everywhere this week as Through the Darkness premieres, and The Fangirls are EXCITED. Doctor Park’s Clinic premieres the same day — come see if this week’s dramas will be making their way onto your watchlist!

Through the Darkness

January 14, KOCOWA and Viki, starring Kim Nam Gil (Fiery Priest), Kim So Jin (Escape from Mogadishu), Jin Seon Gyu (Space Sweepers)

In Seoul, South Korea, in the 1990s, the nation is gripped with terror after a series of brutal murders strikes terror into the hearts of its citizens. A mysterious figure known as Red Hat has been stalking the streets, following women, terrorizing them, and then killing them in apparently motiveless attacks. The police are baffled – the killer seems to strike at random. They struggle to understand when this murderer will attack next and why the killings are taking place.

Having heard about the way that the American FBI is using criminal profilers to build “profiles” of killers in such cases, the head of the Criminal Behavior Analysis team Gook Young Soo turns to Song Ha Young, a quiet, reserved, but incredibly perceptive team member for help. Gook Young Soo thinks that using this new method, the police might stand a chance of identifying the killer – and making the murders stop. But the police – including the homicide expert Yoon Tae Goo are now in totally uncharted territory. Will their radical new approach to fighting crime work? And does Song Ha Young really have the skills it will take to track down this fiendish murderer?

Doctor Park’s Clinic

January 14, starring Lee Seo Jin (Times), Ra Mi Ran (Black Dog)

Dr. Park Won Jang recently opened his own internal medicine clinic. His goal is to become acknowledged as a skilled physician and make a lot of money in the process. He thought that if he opened his own clinic, the money would soon roll in. Reality is a little different for Park Won Jang. His clinic receives very few patients and it is teetering on insolvency. He struggles to save his clinic. Making things worse, he also suffers from hair loss. Meanwhile, Park Won Jang is married to Sa Mo Rim. His wife trusts the advice of medical TV programs more than her husband.

Let us know what you’ll be watching!

The Fangirls

Dramas with a Side of Kimchi