Due to the Coronavirus Crisis some of the TV Series and Films debut dates features on the Widescreen Online Review websites are either rescheduled or closed down until further notice.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

JANUARY 2021 LIST OF BROADWAY AND STREAMING SHOWS

WIDESCREEN ONLINE REVIEW PLUS CHOICE VIEWING IN JANUARY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

  • Batwoman Season 2 premiere (The CW)
  • Miss Scarlet & The Duke Stateside premiere (PBS)


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

  • Riverdale Season 5 premiere (The CW)
  • Celebrating America Inauguration special, hosted by Tom Hanks (ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC)
  • Nancy Drew Season 2 premiere (The CW)


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

  • grown-ish Season 3B premiere (Freeform)
  • Walker series premiere (The CW)
  • Legacies Season 3 premiere (The CW)
  • Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 broadcast finale (CBS)


STEAMING

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

  • The Winx Saga
  • Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous Season 2 premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
  • Pixar Popcorn mini-shorts premiere (Disney+)
  • Gomorrah Season 3 premiere (HBO Max; all episodes)
  • The Sister Stateside premiere (Hulu; all episodes)
  • Selena (HBO Max; first three episodes)
  • The Blacklist returns (NBC)

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Nostalgia of The Hardy Boys is on Hulu

The Hardy Boys


Genre: Action, Family, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, 2020 TV Series, HULU Streaming

When the Hardy boys, Frank and Joe and their father, Fenton arrive in Bridgeport they set out to uncover the truth behind the recent tragedy that has changed their lives, and in doing so, uncover something much more sinister.


Starring  
    Rohan Campbell
    Alexander Elliot
    James Tupper
    Keana Lyn
    Linda Thorson
    Bea Santos
    Adam Swain
    Atticus Mitchell
    Riley O'Donnell
    Laara Sadiq


 



Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Widescreen Online Review 2021 Asian Series & Movies Choices

2021 is right around the corner and that means a truck load of new series and films from around the world for us streamers. While there are so many to choose from today's choices are from Korea, Japan and China.  Some were originally scheduled for a 2020 release date; however because of the COVID19 pandemic they were rescheduled for early 2021.

Among the actors there are some familiar faces that we westerners have come to know over the past few years, so let’s hope that 2021 will be a better year for them and the rest of us around the world, and that we will be able to watch our favorite actors as they portray the new characters that that they reinvented themselves into just for our entertainment. 

Widescreen Online Review 2021 Asian Series & Movies Choices

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1.      Sisyphus: The Myth

Release Date: February 2020

Network: JTBC

Language: Korean

A time travel story between a genius engineer Han Tae-Sool (Cho Seung-Woo) and his savior from the future Kang Seo-Hae (Park Shin-Hye). 

Han Tae-Sool is a genius engineer and the co-founder of Quantum and Time Company. He is handsome and he produces innovative results. Thanks to his efforts, Quantum and Time has become a world-class enterprise. He is known as a miracle worker and a hero in Korea, but reality is a little different. After his older brother's death 10 years ago, he has exhibited eccentric behavior. The company's stock price has fluctuated accordingly. One day, Han Tae-Sool learns of an unreliable truth behind his brother's death. His dangerous journey begins.

Kang Seo-Hae is an elite warrior. She can take down the biggest men with just her bare hands. She is also a sharpshooter and able to make bombs. She learned these skills to survive in a world that is dominated by gangsters and military cliques. One day, after a long and dangerous journey, she comes to Han Tae-Sool to save him. --Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

 

Cast

Cho Seung-Woo

Park Shin-Hye

Sung Dong-Il

Tae In-Ho

Lee Jae-Won

Lee Ju-Mi -

Jeong Hyun-Jun

Seo Yi-Soo

 

2.      Times

 

Release Date: February 20, 2021

Network: OCN

Language: Korean 



In the year 2015, Lee Jin-Woo (Lee Seo-Jin) works as a reporter, who pursues only the truth. In the year 2020, Seo Jung-In (Lee Joo-Young) works as a reporter. She is passionate about her work. Somehow these two people connect via a phone call. They try to prevent the death of South Korea President Seo Ki-Tae (Kim Young-Chul ), who is also Seo Jung-In's father. Soon, Lee Jin-Woo and Seo Jung-In face a dangerous truth. .--Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

 

Cast

 

    Lee Seo-Jin

    Lee Joo-Young

    Kim Young-Chul

    Moon Jeong-Hee

    Song Young-Chang

    Kim In-Kwon

   Yu Seong-Ju

   Shim Hyung-Tak

   Moon Ji-In

   Jung Sung-Il

   Heo Jae-Ho

   Bae Hyun-Kyung

3.      Brave: Gunjyo Senki 

Release Date: March 12, 2021

Distributor: Toho

Language: Japanese 

Students, including Aoi Nishino (Mackenyu Arata), take part in class and sports activity at a prestigious high school. Aoi Nishino is a member of the school's archery club. He practices archery studiously and doesn't socialize much with the other students. His childhood friend Haruka Seno (Hirona Yamazaki) is also a member of the archery club, but she worries about Aoi Nishino. One day, thunder strikes the school grounds. After that, the ordinary lives of the students changes drastically. Many samurai descend on the school grounds. It appears that the entire school has traveled back in time to the Sengoku period. Making things worse, they realize that they are in the time right before the Battle of Okehazama takes place. .--Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

 Cast

Mackenyu Arata

Hirona Yamazaki            

Nobuyuki Suzuki            

Tatsuomi Hamada           

Jin Suzuki

Shodai Fukuyama

Hiroki Iijima       

Takuro Osada     

Suguru Adachi    

Keisuke Watanabe

Haruma Miura

Kenichi Matsuyam

4.      The Silent Sea – Netflix 2021

A.K.A.: Sea Of Silence

Korean Drama - TBA

Set in the future, when the planet suffers from a lack of water and food caused by desertification. Yoon Jae is a soldier for the space agency. He is selected for a team, including Ji An, to travel to the moon. Their mission is to retrieve a mysterious sample from an abandoned research station. .--Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

Cast

       Gong Yoo
       Bae Doo-Na
       Lee Joon
 

 5.      Mouse (2021) 

Release Date: February 2021

Network: tvN

Language: Korean

A suspenseful story that will center around the key question, “What if we could sort out psychopaths in advance?”

This drama is about a justice-seeking rookie police officer named Jung Ba Reum. The story follows Jung Ba Reum as he comes face to face with a crazed psychopath serial killer whose ruthless murders have thrown the entire nation into chaos. Then, after surviving his encounter with this psychopath, Jung Ba Reum's life begins to change completely.--MyDramaList

Cast

       Lee Seung Gi
       Lee Hee Joon
       Park Joo Hyun
      Kyung Soo Jin
      Ahn Jae Wook
      Kim Jung Nan

 

6.      Vicenzo

Release Date: February 20, 2021

Network: tvN

Language: Korean

At the age of 8, Park Joo-Hyeong went to Italy after he was adopted. He is now an adult and has the name of Vincenzo Casano. He is a lawyer, who works for the Mafia as a consigliere. Because of a war between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea. In South Korea, he gets involved with Lawyer Hong Cha-Young. She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo Casano falls in love with her. He also achieves social justice by his own way. Jang Jun-woo is an intelligent and hardworking first year intern at a law firm. He is from a middle-class family and is polite and sincere. Despite his boyish charms and good looks, Jun-woo is a bit awkward and innocent and often makes mistakes in his job that get him into trouble.--MyDramaList

Cast

Song Joong Ki

Jun Yeo Bin

Ok Taec Yeon

Yang Kyung Won

Jo Han Chul

Kim Yeo Jin

 

 

7.      L.U.C.A.: The Beginning

Release Date: 2021

Network: tvN

Language: Korean

“LUCA" is based on Charles Darwin’s proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. (LUCA stands for "last universal common ancestor.")

Ji Oh, who rarely reveals his emotions to others, has a special power and a secret but doesn't know who he really is. He is chased by mysterious figures while he tries to find answers to numerous questions that surround him.

Gu Reum is a detective whose parents disappeared when she was a young child. When she decides on a course of action, she won't change no matter what.  Gu Reum chases after the truth behind her parents' disappearance. She meets Ji Oh and her life changes. .--Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

 Cast

   
  Kim Rae-Won
     Lee Da-Hee

8.      Kingdom: Ashin of the North 

Network: Netflix

Release Date: 2021

Language: Korean

 "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" is a sidequel from Kingdom season two and a backstory about the mysterious character Lee Chang's group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected. The surprising appearance of Jun Ji-hyun in the role of Ashin at the end of Kingdom season two intrigued audiences. In this eagerly anticipated bonus story, Jun as Ashin will unveil the mystery behind her identity. Park Byung-eun, who made a lasting impression in Kingdom season two as the head of the Royal Commandery Min Chi-rok, is also confirmed to star. The new story will detail what had happened to Ashin in the past in the northern region and how the two characters' fates intertwined. - HanCinema

Cast   

     
Ju Ji-hoon
      Ryu Seung-ryong
      Bae Doo-na
      Kim Sang-ho
      Kim Sung-kyu
      Kim Hye-jun

 

 

 

9.      Bogotà

“Bogota" is criminal thriller set in Colombia. It tells the story of a young man in his 30s who immigrated to Colombia in the 1990s settling in a traditional market in Bogota. --MyDramaList

Cast

Song Joong Ki

Ryu Seung Beom

Jo Hyun Chul

Lee Hee Joon

 

 

 

10.  The Moon (2021)

A man is left in space due to an unfortunate accident while another man on Earth struggles to bring him back safely. --MyDramaList

Cast

    Do Kyung Soo

    Sol Kyung Gu

11.  Emergency Declaration 2021

            Language: Korean

State of Emergency' tells the story of an in-air flight caught up in an unbelievable natural disaster, as the plane and its pilot declare an emergency landing. --MyDramaList

 

Cast

 

    Song Kang-Ho

    Lee Byung-Hun

    Jeon Do-Yeon

    Kim Nam-Gil

    Im Si-Wan

    Kim So-Jin

    Park Hae-Joon

    Seo Suk-Kyu - airplane passenger

 

 

12.  The Pirates: Goblin Flag (2021)

An action adventure film about a sea battle between pirates, bandits, and pioneers who search for a seal that disappeared in a whale attack before the founding of the Joseon Dynasty. --MyDramaList

 Cast    

   
Ju Ji-hoon
    Ryu Seung-ryong
    Bae Doo-na
    Kim Sang-ho
    Kim Sung-kyu
    Kim Hye-jun

 

 

13.  Concrete Utopia 

Release Date: 2021

Distributor: Lotte Entertainment

Language: Korean

Seoul is devastated by a powerful earthquake. Hwanggoong Apartment is the only place still standing after the earthquake. Survivors make their way to Hwanggoong Apartment.

Young-Tak (Lee Byung-Hun) temporarily leads the residents of Hwanggoong apartment. As the crisis unfolds, Young-Tak tries to protect the residents from outsiders. Min-Sung (Park Seo-Joon) was a public officer. He is picked by Young-Tak and becomes his helper. Myeong-Hwa (Park Bo-Young) is Min-Sung’s wife and a nurse. She takes care of the injured.--Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff

Cast

    Lee Byung-Hun - Young-Tak

    Park Seo-Joon - Min-Sung

    Park Bo-Young - Myeong-Hwa

 

14.  Along With the Gods 3

Release Date: 2021

Distributor: Lotte Entertainment

Language: Korean

Following a person's a death; an Angel of Death escorts the deceased to the afterworld. There, the deceased person has 7 trials over a period of 49 days. At that time, the Angel of Death, who are not supposed to get involved in human affairs, unavoidably take part in human affairs. --MyDramaList

 Cast

    Ha Jung-Woo
    Ju Ji-Hoon
    Ma Dong-Seok
    Do Dyung Soo
    Kim Hy Ang Gi

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 The videos below feature many of the choices here and some not mentions.