It’s Back! After a brief break Beyond The Romance is back with a very special episode where during a recent Press- Day Carolyn interviewed Director Kim Jee-woon and the cast of Dr. Brain, the new original AppleTV+ Korean drama.
Directed by Korean film legend Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters), Dr. Brain is an intense psychological sci-fi thriller about Dr. Koh Se-won (Lee Sun-kyun) a brain scientist who becomes caught up in a mystery when he learns that a series of seemingly unrelated deaths, are connected to the death of his young son Do-yoon, and the tragic accident that befalls his wife Jae-yi (Lee Yoo-young). Determined to uncover the truth, Koh Se-won uses the new and potentially dangerous invention that allows him to sync his brain to that of another being. What occurs is a highly entertaining and unpredictable drama about a man discovering new sides of himself, and the people in his life.
In this interview, I speak with director Kim Jee-woon about building the visual world of Dr. Brain, and Seo Ji-hye, Lee Jae-won, Lee Yoo-young, Park Hee-soon and Lee Sun-kyun about the complex dynamics between the characters and their relationship with Koh Se-won.
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Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.