(Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)FALL 2019 TV SURVEY: 20 TV Shows That Defined the 1990sFor Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.They ll be there for you — unless you re assembling a giant TV survey, in which case Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are nowhere to be found! (That joke has never been made before.)Friends celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, so we couldn t help but give a little cheer when you voted the comedy as the defining series of the 1990s. The cast also took top spot in our list of stars who ruled the decade.The series won 64% of your vote. Seinfeld came in second with 51%, then The X-Files with 50%, ER came in fourth with 47%, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer took 44%.The show s cast nabbed 32% of the vote when we asked which star ruled the decade, followed by Jerry Seinfeld with 17%, Will Smith with 10%, the ER cast with 7%, and the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast came in fifth with 6%.Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images)It s a shame Song Kang-ho isn t better known to international audiences, because he has been quietly dominating South Korean cinema for the past couple decades and change. Though he never underwent any professional training as an actor, he clearly possessed the kind of singular talent required to move seamlessly between genres, and he found willing partners in some of the most gifted directors to come out of Korea. This led to fruitful partnerships with people like Lee Chang-dong (Green Fish, Secret Sunshine), Park Chan-wook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Joint Security Area, Thirst), and Kim Jee-woon (The Foul King; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; Age of Shadows), but his work with one Bong Joon-ho may be his best known and most significant.It was Bong s 2007 creature feature The Host that propelled both him and Song into the international spotlight, and when they later reunited for Bong s English-language debut, 2014 s Snowpiercer, the film was widely hailed as a brilliant, ambitious dystopian vision this is nothing to say of their very first film together, 2003 s serial killer mystery Memories of Murder, which is a decidedly smaller film, but an equally compelling and masterfully told story. To be clear, all three of those movies are Certified Fresh at 90% on the Tomatometer or higher, but it s their latest collaboration that has people talking about the Oscars.In Bong Joon-ho s Parasite, Song Kang-ho plays the patriarch of a family of con artists who bamboozle their way into a wealthy household by providing needed services; everything goes according to plan until, of course, it doesn t. To say the film has earned rave reviews is an understatement, as it earned the Cannes Film Festival s coveted Palme d Or by a unanimous vote, and many predict the darkly comedic social satire will win a host of other awards en route to the Oscars. We chatted with Song Kang-ho ahead of Parasite s release, and speaking through a translator, Song gave us his Five Favorite Films, revealing a dry sense of humor in the process: I didn t really have time to think about what my favorite movies are. I guess I ve been busy.