Right now, “The Glory” is a rare TV series that maintains a strong 100% from the average tomatometer after two episodes. Moon Dong Eun’s (Song Hye Kyo) journey of revenge is considered complete from head to toe. The actors also showed a variety of performances and personal colors for equal screen time.
In the three-part film universe Train to Busan, international critics favored the series’ animated prequel. Seoul Station may be less known to audiences compared to its theatrical releases, in fact it received an overall rating on Tomatometer. The film follows Hye Sun’s journey as she escapes zombies and searches for her father and boyfriend when the Seoul station is taken over by zombies.
Age of Shadows
In 2016, Age of Shadows won critical acclaim for its story told while traveling by train. The film brings together an all-star cast including Song Kang Ho, Han Ji Min and Lee Byung Hun. The film is also highly regarded for the quality of the script.
At the time of its premiere in 2010, “Poetry” won the “Golden Palm” at the “Cannes Film Festival”. The film tells the story of a 60-year-old woman who, while battling Alzheimer’s disease and an irresponsible grandson, becomes interested in poetry. A golden example of the standard script in Korean cinema, Poetry also earned lead actress Yoon Jeong Hee the Best Actress award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards.
A bittersweet life
The success of “A Bittersweet Life” went beyond Korea at the time of its release. The film starring Lee Byung Hun was shown at the “Cannes Film Festival”, and the actor himself received nominations for “Best Actor” at the “Blue Dragon Film Awards” and “Grand Bell Awards”. Variety magazine called the film a “noirish tour de force” with carefully crafted material and plot.
Park Shin Hye’s return from the horror genre was a surprise to fans. “The Call” explores a parallel timeline where two girls from two different eras can communicate over the phone. The relationship quickly changes as the film progresses. In addition to Park Shin Hye’s improved acting, Jeon Jong Seo was also the highlight of the work.
There have also been many successful dramas on the Korean small screen with a total score of 100%, namely “We’re All Dead”, “Pachinko” and “Squid Game”. Unfortunately, they did not stand the test of time, as the rating dropped later.