Gong Hyo-jin as Dongbaek in When the Camellia Blooms, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

When the Camellia Blooms – not your average South Korean romantic-comedy drama

  • Now showing on Netflix, the series centres on out-of-towner Dongbaek and the local policeman who falls for her
  • Plus, HBO’s Watchmen updates Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ comic with contemporary demons – neo-fascism and white supremacy

TOP PICKS

Gong Hyo-jin as Dongbaek in When the Camellia Blooms, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
READ FULL ARTICLE
Kim Seol-hyun in Korean costume drama My Country: The New Age, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

My Country: The New Age and Catherine the Great – two opulent period dramas bring history to life

  • The coup that kicked off the Joseon dynasty is the subject of the latest South Korean fare from Netflix, with inevitable love triangle included
  • On HBO, Helen Mirren assumes the role of the infamous Russian Empress and reigns supreme

TOP PICKS

Kim Seol-hyun in Korean costume drama My Country: The New Age, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
READ FULL ARTICLE