Korean Movie: Architecture 101 (건축학개론)

Friday, August 3, 2012

(This was originally posted on my wordpress blog)

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Architecture 101 aka Introduction to Architecture was released in March 2012. This Korean movie stars Uhm Tae Woong (엄태웅) and Lee Je Hoon (이제훈) as the older and younger version, respectively, of Lee Seung Min. The character Yang Seo Yeon is played by Han Ga In (한가인) and Bae Suzy (배수지).  The movie is another flashback film and follows the story of first loves, Lee Seung Min and Yang Seo Yeon who met in Architecture 101 as freshman in college.  They meet again after twenty or so years, Yang Seo Yeon now divorced seeking to hire the engaged architect Lee Seung Min, to rebuild her family’s home on Jeju Island.
From what I heard this movie was popular and did quite well in Korea, however I personally would give the overall movie a B. There was so much hype for the movie and positive reviews, but I did not really enjoy the movie as compared to the hype it got. The movie was dry in some areas but overall the plot was good. The chemistry was amazing between all the characters and really showed innocent first love.  I definitely enjoyed the movie and recommend you watch it.
PS. To see the actors/actresses in other good dramas check out “Dream High” (Suzy), Queen Seon Deok” (Uhm Tae Woong), and “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” (Han Ga In). All three of the dramas that I listed were enjoyable and my personal favorite (with the exception of “Dream High” which is not really a favorite but pretty good). The only drama that I saw with Lee Je Hoon was “Fashion King” whose acting was decent but the drama itself was very slow and ultimately not worth the watch – but if you enjoyed his performance in “Architecture 101” feel free to watch this drama! ^.~

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