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My Name

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 7.9
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The story about a woman who joins an organized crime ring and infiltrates the police as an undercover agent in order to find out the truth about her father's death.

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Squid Game

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8.1
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A story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win more than 38 million US dollars. The game takes place at an isolated island and the participants are locked up until there is a final winner. The story will incorporate popular children's games from the 1970s and 1980s of Korea, such as squid game, literal translation of its Korean name, which is a type of tag where offense and defense use a squid-shaped board drawn in the dirt.

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The King's Affection

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8
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A poignant palace romance starring Park Eun Bin and Rowoon awaits viewers this fall. When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret.

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Kingdom

Netflix • 2019 • IMDb: 8.3
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Set during Korea's Joseon period, three years after the Japanese invasions of Korea, the first season depicts the story of Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon), who stumbles across a life-threatening political conspiracy while investigating the spread of a mysterious plague. Barred from seeing his ill father, the King of Joseon, by the powerful Chief State Councilor, Lord Cho Hak-ju (Ryu Seung-ryong) and Queen Consort (Kim Hye-jun), Lee Chang takes it upon himself to secretly investigate his father's illness. Shocked by what he finds, he heads to the Southern province of Gyeongsang with his loyal bodyguard Mu-yeong (Kim Sang-ho) to search for more answers. There he encounters the physician Seo-Bi (Bae Doo-na) and the enigmatic Yeong-Shin (Kim Sung-kyu) who are already struggling to deal with a plague that appears to bring the dead back to life as blood-thirsty monsters. Together they all face a life or death struggle to not only stop the spread of the plague but to also save the royal dynasty from being overthrown.

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Vincenzo

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8.6
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During a visit to his motherland, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer gives an unrivaled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice.

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Sky Castle

Netflix • 2018 • IMDb: 8.6
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"SKY Castle" follows the lives of 4 women living in luxurious SKY Castle neighborhood. They try make their husbands more successful and raise their children like prince and princesses. Han Seo-Jin (Yum Jung-Ah) is married to orthopedic surgeon Kang Joon-Sang (Jung Joon-Ho). They have two daughters. Han Seo-Jin seems to have a perfect life, but she has a secret. Lee Soo-Im (Lee Tae-Ran) is a writer of children's books. She holds a deep affection and consideration for people. Lee Soo-Im is married to neurosurgeon Hwang Chi-Young (Choi Won-Young). They have a son. No Seung-Hye (Yoon Se-Ah) is married to law school professor Cha Min-Hyuk (Kim Byung-Chul). Her husband talks about justice and happiness, but he hides a different side. One with having extreme egoism. They have two sons. Jin Jin-Hee (Oh Na-Ra) comes from a wealthy family. Her father owns buildings. Jin Jin-Hee admires Han Seo-Jin and tries to copy what she does. Like Han Seo-Jin, Jin Jin-Hee is married to an orthopedic surgeon, Woo Yang-Woo (Jo Jae-Yun).

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Move to Heaven

Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8.7
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Move to Heaven is a Netflix Original Series about Geu-ru, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, and Sang-gu, who suddenly finds himself as Geu-ru's guardian. The two work as 'trauma cleaners,' a group of people clearing out the last possessions of the deceased and uncovering stories that are left behind. Geu-ru and Sang-gu join hands to help the final move of those who have passed away, and deliver their messages to loved ones. Move to Heaven is an inspiring story based on a nonfiction essay Things Left Behind written by Kim Sae-byul who is also one of the first trauma cleaners in Korea. Director Kim Sung-ho and writer Yoon Ji-ryun team up to present diverse stories left behind of those who passed away, told from the honest and unbiased perspective of Geu-ru who has Asperger syndrome. The show has received attention for its lineup of cast members who are known to bring sincerity and passion to their roles: Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang and Hong Seung-hee as well as Ji Jin-hee and Lee Jae-wook who make special appearances. The released teaser trailer starts with Geu-ru and Sang-gu at a place of the deceased. "I am Han Geu-ru, a trauma cleaner. I'll begin to help you with your final move." With this declaration, the two go through one by one the cherished possessions of the deceased. As the space of someone who no longer exists slowly gets emptied out of the traces of a life lived, the yellow box of Move to Heaven gets carefully filled up. Geu-ru and Sang-gu deliver the last stories from the people who have passed away that are left behind, offering with the final words of farewell much comfort and empathy.

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