Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix
Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
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Memories of the Alhambra: why the Netflix show is an instant Korean drama classic

  • As the acclaimed genre-bending series reaches its finale, what is in store for its ‘real’ and ‘alternative’ worlds?
  • Plus, The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson blows things up in the name of fun

Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix
Yoo Jin-Woo (played by Hyun Bin) in a climactic scene from Memories of the Alhambra. Picture: Netflix
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Stephen McCarty

Stephen McCarty

After 20-odd years spent peddling and polishing words in Hong Kong, Stephen McCarty now resides in Britain, from where he scribbles, daydreams and laments the state of the world.