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With “Island Nation,” Taiwan Finally Has A Political Drama

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“Island Nation” recounts Taiwan’s transition to democracy, and breaks barriers around depicting politics in Taiwanese television.

The 11 Best Korean Dramas of 2019

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Discover the top Korean dramas of 2019 across genres like historical, romance, action, and more—with streaming links included.

Review: “The Spy Gone North” Is A Thrillingly Relevant Look at Korean Politics

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Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.

How “A Taxi Driver” Helped Me Connect With My Family

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My family experienced a key moment of Korean history. I didn't know until I watched this movie.

10 Movies About South Korea’s Democratization

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These ten movies are a great way to learn about how South Korea became the democracy it is today.

Review: The Mayor (South Korea, 2017)

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Available for easy international viewing on Netflix, "The Mayor" is yet another film that dramatizes electoral corruption from a South Korean perspective.

 
 
 

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