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Tag: Park Eun-bin

The King’s Affection–”Romeo & Juliet” Meets “As You Like It”

In this Korean historical romance, The King’s Affection is part Shakespeare and part soap opera.  Twins are born to the royal family: a baby boy and a baby girl. Having a crown prince share his mother’s womb with a girl is culturally unacceptable for the future heir to the throne.  As a result, when the Crown Princess gives birth to twins, the grandfather orders the murder of the baby girl.  Unknown to him the twins’ mother has her baby girl sent away with a trusted bodyguard in a Moses Biblical fashion.  No one knows of her existence except for the mother, the bodyguard...

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Extraordinary Attorney Woo—Palindromes Anyone?

In Extraordinary Attorney Woo, a newly minted attorney, Woo Young Woo (the exceptional Park Eun-bin) has just graduated from prestigious Seoul National University School of Law and is hired by one of the two top law firms in Seoul.  It is somewhat unusual that the two top law firms are headed by female CEOs.  But even more noteworthy is the fact that young attorney Woo has autism.  She introduces herself with palindromes: “My name is Woo Young Woo, whether it is read straight or flipped:   kayak, deed, rotator, noon, race car, Woo Young Woo.” And...

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