Lizzie: The Rock Musical 리지: 더 록 뮤지컬 → 2022 Korea Production
The youngest sister of the broken Borden family and accused of giving her mother and father the axe, the role of Lizzie Borden will be played by;
✧ 전성민 Jeon Seong Min
✧ 유리아 Yuria
✧ 이소정 Lee So Jeong
The oldest sister of the breaking Borden family, resentful of her father’s remarrying and trying to protect her sister, the role of Emma Borden will be played by;
✧ 김려원 Kim Ryeo Won
✧ 여은 Yeo Eun
The next-door neighbor of the brash Borden family and stirring in her deep affection for Lizzie, the role of Alice Russell will be played by;
✧ 제이민 J-min/ 오지민 Oh Ji Min
✧ 김수연 Kim Soo Yeon
✧ 유연정 Yoo Yeon Jeong
The Irish maid of the bustling Borden family with a sprinkle of gallows humour, the role of Bridget Sullivan will be played by;
✧ 이영미 Lee Young Mi
✧ 최현선 Choi Hyun Sun
Playing at 두산아트센터 Doosan Art Center from 2022 March 24 to June 12.
DRAMA REVIEW | All Of Us Are Dead
The premise of All of Us Are Dead is simple: a group students try their best to stay alive while being trapped in their school through a zombie apocalypse. When I first heard about this drama and saw the talent attached to the project, I thought this was a promising story.
After watching it, I feel mostly lukewarm about it. Sadly, most of the developments that don't sit well with me are major spoilers, so I won't be sharing it. Instead, I will be talking about what I liked about it and what didn't quite reach the potential it had.
What I like the most was that I got to watch the story from several perspectives, from desperate teen survivor, detective and the framed science teacher, to military and political government. The different points of view on what to do in this situation was very interesting.
The first half of the drama was very compelling. Its rhythm fast paced and adrenaline infused but also took its time to develop characters and their inner and outer demons. In the final six episodes the story shifts and the drama suffers from it a little.
The acting is a mixed bag. The adult performers do a solid job but it's the young talent where it flattered. I personally think what is really attracting people to watch this drama, more than the story, is the charming new actors and actresses. Particularly Park Solomon, whom I admit is a find and probably the next big thing. I can see a little of Go Soo in him and that should tell you everything you need to know. Lee Eun-saem and Ha Seung-ri are another two really strong performances. But the most impactful presence is Lee Yoo Mi who demonstrates the meaning of the word range.
The zombie action is top notch, no surprise coming from a korean production. It is gory and blood thirsty. Their origin story, however, it's one of the things that just don't sit well with me.
The school violence, bullying and sexual abuse display in this drama is far more disturbing than the actual zombies. I am sure this was the intention, so we as an audience can understand and empathize with the logic behind the creation of the zombies. The adult solution to the problem is anarchy and destruction. From this situation, a group of kids is left to figure out what's morally correct, ethical behavior, justice, the importance of kindness, and so on. Lord of the Flies: Zombie Edition.
This is the point where I am left wondering if this is what of All Of Us Are Dead is actually about. Is this a gore fest showing me the worst a human can do? People so detached to what others feel, so already dead inside, that everything they do is worse than what a zombie does? Is this a brutal bullying survivor story? But then why none of the main characters were part of the bullied? Or someone who stood up to the bullies before the zombie apocalypse? Or part of the bullying storyline at all?
As I mentioned before, I found the conclusion of this series lukewarm, up in the air, as I am sure it was the intention since Netflix or the powers at the studio who produced this drama are probably wishing for a second season. Or more.
Overall, if you like zombies stories, you might as well give it chance.