Movie Monday – Drama Special Finding Argenta (2015)

Starring: Lee Soo Kyung as Nam Seung Hee, Kim Hee Jung as Kang Jin Ah, Lee Jae Yong as Nam Ki Seok, Lee Hyun Kyung as Park Min Hye, Kim Min Sang as Dr. Bae, and Choi Woong as Lee Joon Tae

Rating: PG

Running Time: 74 min

Twinkies: 3 1/2 stars

Synopsis: Seung Hee is a pole vault athlete at Daehan College of Physical Education. She had amazing records in the past but she’s now suffering from a slump. She even tries to do drugs because she can’t jump as good as she did in the past due to her knee problem. She was having a hard time until someone comes to Korea help her. It’s Kang Jin Ah, a track-and-field star who was famous worldwide. Kang Jin Ah become Seung Hee’s coach and they have their special 50-day training together.

Musings: A very nice and interesting drama special in two ways: shows the competitiveness for spots on the national teams and a young woman coming to grips with her life. I admit, the reason I wanted to watch this was simply for Lee Soo Kyung. After finishing Ho Goo’s Love, I was totally impressed with her acting. Why? She was only 18 when this was released as well as the drama! Her acting in this as well as the drama is memorable.

Finding Argenta is a very nice story to watch. With just over an hour playing time, enough of the lives of not only Seung Hee but also Jin Ah are covered for the viewer to understand the relationship between these two woman as you slowly realized that it extends beyond just coach and player but also as mother and daughter. Very good acting by all! Lee Soo Kyung has quickly been added on my “MUST WATCH” list for the future. I will enjoy watching her grow with each role in the future; starting with this little short drama special. Enjoy! I did!

No trailer is available; however, the drama special is available on YouTube.

Next month, it is time to wean out some of my Netflix movies waiting to be watched! So many newer Korean movies have been added lately. It’s time to watch!!

I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.

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