โ€œAnswer Me 1994โ€ (์‘๋‹ตํ•˜๋ผ 1994)

“Answer Me 1994” aims to leave viewers guessing as to which man Na Jung will marry. But more interesting is the lifelong friendship that these seven college roommates share.

Go Away With … Tim Love

Chef and restaurateur Tim Love is one of the stars of CNBCโ€™s series โ€œRestaurant Startup.โ€ The reality show helps potential restaurateurs by investing money in new restaurants. He says one way he keeps on top of culinary trends is via travel. โ€œCooking is really not the hard part,โ€ says Love, 44. โ€œWhen you travel, you experience different cultures and see how they do different things. This inspires me to incorporate new ideas and experiment with different cuisines, ingredients and flavors.โ€

“Answer Me 1997” (์‘๋‹ตํ•˜๋ผ 1997)

Everything that “How I Met Your Mother” did wrong (including its series finale), “Answer Me 1997” does right. Funny and poignant with superb acting by the entire cast, the series tells the story of 6 childhood friends whose lives are intertwined through adulthood. Kudos to K-pop Hoya (of the group Infinite) for his thoughtful (and unstereotypical) portrayal of a gay teenager who is in love with his best friend; and to the writers for not portraying it as “weird.”

Go Away With … Dominic Monaghan

Actor Dominic Monaghan says he enjoyed one of his best meals in Bengaluru, India. “I arrived at a beach and a gentleman asked me if I was hungry. I told him I was. He told me to go swim in the ocean and when I got back, he would have food. I watched him from the sea build a fire and make some bread. By the time Iโ€™d returned, he had made me a fantastic spicy chicken tikka and fresh naan bread. It was the best meal Iโ€™ve ever had and it cost me about $2.”

Sam Smith’s brush with racism

Singer Sam Smith got skewered on social media for a series of tweets. After witnessing his friend being abused due to his race, Smith said he was astounded that something like this could happen in London. His tweets clearly were well intentioned. But some folks wondered how he could be so naive as to not know that these things happened on a somewhat regular basis to people of color — especially since the anti-Muslim, anti-Pakastani, anti-Syrian sentiment in the U.K. has been covered extensively in the media there.

Noble, My Love (๊ณ ๊ฒฐํ•œ ๊ทธ๋Œ€)

This 2015 Korean rom com is very pleasant on the eyes. The leads — Bang Sung Hoon (“Oh My Venus”) and Kim Jae Kyung — both have model good looks and share some really fun scenes. Though you know going in that the poor-nice-girl-meets-rich-cold-boy storyline will end with a wedding, I was happy to be on board. But, the main problem I had with this short series was the insufferable control issues that were played off as cute, rather than creepy.

Go Away With … Matt Marinovich

Author Matt Marinovich says that his ultimate excursion would involve his career. โ€œAs a writer, I would love to be able to cover a true crime story that would lead me to strange places across the country, preferably in a mid-sized rental car,โ€ says Marinovich, whose latest thriller โ€” โ€œThe Winter Girl: A Novelโ€ (Doubleday, $24.95) โ€” is set in the Hamptons. โ€œIโ€™ve always envied the backstory of how Truman Capote became involved with โ€˜In Cold Blood.โ€™ It was one of the most memorable books Iโ€™ve read.โ€

“Ghost” (aka “Phantom”) (์œ ๋ น)

“My motto is, ‘Don’t believe anything with a mouth.'” That’s sound advice, coming from Kwon Hyuk Joo (aka Crazy Cow), the head of the cyber unit. And that’s also good advice when trying to figure out who’s telling the truth in this 2012 police procedural.

“The Master’s Sun” (์ฃผ๊ตฐ์˜ ํƒœ์–‘)

As with many series, “The Master’s Sun” would’ve benefited from some judicious editing. Too much time is spent on whether or not this couple will get together. We all know they will end up together. That’s a given. The real meat of the storyline is Gong-Sil’s ability to put restless souls at ease. When she goes all Nancy Drew and he revs up his inner Remington Steele, they are perfection.

Go Away With … Isidora Goreshter

“Shameless” actress Isadora Goreshter says, โ€œThereโ€™s nothing in the world quite comparable to Los Angeles, but I have visited Russia with my family and was able to see where my roots come from. I am first-generation American, so I was raised immersed in Russian culture, art and food; so Russia, in a way, reminded me of my childhood home.โ€

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