January 22, 2014

Sherlock Series 3 Premier

This past Sunday night Sherlock had its series 3 premiere on PBS here in the US. I have been eagerly awaiting this day. I had to stay up late to watch it[1], and it was totally worth it. If you aren’t familiar with Sherlock, it is a BBC series that puts out three 1.5 hour episodes a year. It plays more like a long segmented movie than a television season. The first two seasons are available on Netflix and I’d recommend giving it a shot if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes even a little bit.

January 7, 2014

Korean Cinema - The Chaser

I felt like I hadn’t seen a non-cartoon movie in months, so I decided it was time to go in the complete opposite direction by watching a Korean film. I’d heard The Chaser was decent and available on Netflix so I decided to check it out.

Even though I don’t like horror movies I have become quite a fan of Korean films that show quite a bit of gore. I really liked Oldboy, Mother, and even I Saw The Devil. Mother wasn’t bad at all, but both Oldboy and I Saw The Devil get pretty gruesome. I’d say The Chaser was on par with those films, retty harsh, but with a couple scenes that were even more difficult to watch.