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Calach Pfeffer

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Re: Tv
« Reply #390 on: March 26, 2018, 05:50:35 AM »
Million Yen Women exists in torrent form. I'll take a look.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to find another Korean drama fix. I finished Goblin, and by jingo it was good. The one or two quibbles I had with it pale into insignificance given the seeming dearth of equivalent dramas.

I've recently tried...

Descendants of the Sun - could be good, watched one episode and saw that it had drama potential if only I didn't find the characters so very unremarkable and the story by and large non-existent

You Who Came From the Stars - big hit in China apparently, but again with the inaccessible leads - aloof and distant characters can be damn interesting if they aren't so entirely opaque, and airhead beauties can be enjoyable if they're at least whatshername the Hollywood actress with the red hair and teeth, but the airhead in this story is just noisy.

While You Were Sleeping - actually not bad, and if you watch the first two episodes, you've probably seen everything you need to see...

I expect Signal will be as good as everyone says so I'll probably watch that one. I'm also going to try out City Hunter and The Guardians, and one or two out there choices for me, Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Boys Over Flowers.


Starting out with Goblin(and the quite pleasant Entourage) might have set the bar way too high. I don't know I can find the like again.  ananananan

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« Reply #391 on: March 26, 2018, 06:30:59 AM »
I'll give the Chinese drama industry another chance too. Shall take a look at Nirvana in Fire and see if it's good like everyone says or yet another period drama with everyone in clean clothes

I still have to wonder what the world is watching these dramas on. Must be some tiny screens out there because sixty minutes of tv in a 1080p file format cannot be a mere gigabyte big and still look good. ababababab

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« Reply #392 on: March 26, 2018, 11:44:24 AM »
Shall take a look at Nirvana in Fire and see if it's good like everyone says [...]

Nope, it's not.

I mean, it must be right up a lot of people's alleys but right off the bat there's way too much clever deducing. Dudes sitting around stern faced hearing news that prompts, in effect, beard stroking? Pffft. Dudes (and the nefarious women who advise them) spending their time plotting plots isn't drama. I suppose of course it must be drama to someone, but I don't see how...

It's such a staple of Chinese drama though, dudes being inscrutably clever. I am definitely not grasping some inherent cultural value here.

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« Reply #393 on: April 04, 2018, 12:13:44 AM »
Signal - 시그널 - (2016)



Korean police procedural with fantasy elements. A police lieutenant in 2015 is able to communicate with a mysterious detective in 2000 via walkie talkie at a time when a serial killer is active. I'm two episodes in and the drama is excellent. (Marred by a truly irritating aesthetic choice - the screen aspect ratio changes during flashbacks - everyone gets tall and thin - whoever decided on that should be fired and never let near tv production again.) Worth it.

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« Reply #394 on: April 04, 2018, 06:12:25 AM »
Stranger - 비밀의 숲 - (2017)



Also called Secret Forest. A prosecution procedural this time. A star prosecutor is investigating high level corruption and murder within his own department. Violent events in his youth have him labelled a "psycho" even as he is seemingly emotionless now. Co-stars Bae Doo-na, who you'll recognise from a Hollywood movie or two.

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