Hey! Where's the next season? The story is not over! Let's kick the CIA next! ROFLMAO!
Another good show ended.
I'm going to miss Kim so Hyun as Sol Hee. She did a great job in portraying the-girl-next-door then turned very cute and lovely girlfriend. I wonder, is she like that in real life? She sure knows how to deliver it. ^_~
Lovely. This is why I support the "Public Domain" movement (and CC-BY and CC-BY-SA as well), it gives writers the freedom to create new stories based on characters we are already familiar with. It gives us the "legal right" to present the "what-ifs" and let other people enjoy the adaptations.
A must watch.
It could have been even more interesting if they explored the past instead of spending 95% of the film chasing each other everywhere. It's about time travel, from the title itself, and Indy exploring and witnessing the past is the greatest adventure and closure for the franchise. You have to ask yourself, are there archaeologists and treasure hunters who would never explore history if given the chance?
Okay, when are we getting Supergirl spin-off? Sure, she died in the universe depicted here, but they can easily create a new one where it's the same actress.
Oh my. The actress sure knows how to be that lovely and sweet girlfriend who is heads over heels on her guy.
Great acting. Perfect.
A very good episode. It reminds us of the following:1. Our actions can and will affect the people around us in ways we never thought of.
We should not judge other people, and condemn them, just because of what we saw and heard from the surface.
Regardless of our reasons, we are responsible for our actions because no one forced us.
The Spring Lady, while she has good intentions, she chose to threaten the suspect. She knew what kind of person he is, she should have considered asking him first if there is a problem.
Because she judged and threatened him, as a father who will do anything for his innocent daughter, he was placed further deep in the rat hole.
For the father, likewise, he should've had kept his cool and explained to her. When he went to her unit to commit his crime, and lied about turning himself in, the Spring Lady told him she did not report him because of his daughter.
That was a clear sign that there is a window for them two to talk and work it out.
We have to realise, no human being is pure evil. Even the baddest criminal in history have someone to protect (or using as a reason to take revenge). (We are NOT talking about rapists here, or sexual needs, or similar, like psychopaths.)
And, like it or not, if no one forced us, we have to take responsibility for our actions. Yes, it is understandable why the father started to steal underwear, they need the money, he needs to protect his daughter from the loan sharks. Yes, he had no choice, and it was the fastest route for him to keep the sharks at bay. However, it still is punishable by law.
Yes, maybe the father did ask other people for help and no one were willing. Not a single person. Not the government. No one. So, he had to do things he knew is against the law (be it civil or criminal). Still, he made a free will decision to do it, so he's responsible for his action.
Him killing his own daughter? Now that will never be justifiable, no matter where and how we look at it. If he wants to commit suicide, it's his free will. Hi could've had called the police and social services to their home, so once he's dead, someone will pick up her daughter instead of her living off the streets, or taken by the loan sharks.
Murdering your own children, or any innocent children for that matter, is the ultimate crime. Not even those criminals in deathrow will want to be in the same room as a child murderer, at least most of them won't.
Good lessons here.
I truly enjoyed this episode. Totally unexpected from Star Trek, especially from Strange New Worlds. 10 from me. Go watch it!
This one is far better than the first. I enjoyed this. Also, I like how this is standalone, I can forget Part 1 and just assume Part 2 is the first movie in this franchise.
Having said that, [my] expectations are high for Part 3. It should be equal to or better than Part 2 at this point.
Once again, Kim Tae Ri has proven why she's a Rank 1 actor. Special mention was her portrayal of the ghost desperate to live yet Tae Ri's character was forcing her to burn the final key object to banish the spirit.
I played that scene multiple times because I can't get enough of the out of this world acting by Kim Tae Ri. I felt compassion on the ghost in that scene. She only wanted to live because she was wronged when she was still alive. And her very strong desire to live, by trying to fight back San Young (Tae Ri's character), was delivered by Tae Ri in a very powerful way. I think Tae Ri's theater acting training and exposure greatly helped her at that moment. She knew how to act the ghost's desires and desperation to live without overdoing it.
Of course, I also commend the director and the cameraman for perfectly capturing that moment, up close and personal. It magnified what Tae Ri wants the audience to feel: this ghost, she was a victim, while it doesn't justify the ghost's murders, it is us humans who turned her that way.
Which is true. Many of humans only think of their own desires and greed, and doesn't care if another human being turn evil because of their actions and words. Yes, we cannot blame others for our own actions, but we also cannot deny the fact that we are who we are because of our experiences.
For me, the moral of this story is that we should always strive to do good. If you truly want to be selfish, then keep your mouth shut instead of speaking hurtful words behind other people's backs. For example, San Young realised how she was killing herself in the final episode because of how people said hurtful words, like that scene with the convenient store manager. If one did not notice, Tae Ri showed her "evil face" at that time, and she was not yet influenced by the ghost then.
Many of us probably reacted that way too after hearing hurtful words from people. Our faces probably showed how we want "kill" them for looking down on us as if us struggling in life was our fault (when it was just what we're given). Or, like it was a sin to have been born in that situation. And that moment was when San Young, without her knowledge until the final episode, that she started to slowly kill herself.
I've been there, too, without me realising what I'm doing. You gave up. You just try to live every day, but you no longer have any desire to live. You are just waiting for death to collect you, and you'll even welcome death with open arms. And the ghost that possessed San Young, she was right. San Young was wasting her life, and she (the ghost) wants to live.
The show may have been about ghosts and suicide. But if we look deeper into it, it is sending us a message that we should strive to live no matter what. Why? Because there were people whose lives ended not out of their own will, rather, they were forced to it. They were victims.
So, to you and me, this show is a strong and powerful message. Fight to live. It is hard. I know, I am struggling myself. I want to give up. I had enough of this life. But, let's fight to live another day. Let's show this world, let's show this evil society that we have today, that we can. If we know people whose lives ended early, either through suicide or they were murdered, let's live for them. They have desires and dreams, let's live for them, and maybe, through us, our society will become better.
Thank you, Kim Tae Ri, to the cast, the staff, the director, the writer, for this very timely story and message. I hope you'll win awards for this, you 100% deserve to grab all the awards.
What I like about this show is that they showed us a glimpse of the financial world and how the 1% controls the system. Sure, more or less half of it is fiction, yet they were able to give us an idea of the workings that we, ordinary people, don't see.
However, there is room for improvement when it comes to storytelling. There were episodes and scenes which were confusing because of the constant jumping from one time period to another. There are certain actions, or plans, that takes time, but the next scene, it was as if it only took stepping out of an elevator. This was especially evident in the last episode of Season 1.
I'm not saying that they should be very detailed and write "filler" scenes to keep the time pacing, rather, they should not overdo it. It is a tool in storytelling, and like any other tools, it shouldn't be overused.
Last, but not the least, great acting from the entire cast. Not only that, great choices on who should be acting which character. Live-action shows require having the perfect cast, we shouldn't cast someone just because they can bring in audiences because of their popularity, or because we are building an actor up. Casting should be first and foremost based on the character they are going to bring to life. If actors fit their characters, then their acting overall will be in harmony with each other, making the entirety of the show feel like it was actually real.
I hope there will be a Season 02. This is a great show. Watch it.
Wow! I so love this episode. I like time travels, but it's usually serious. This one is funny, I kept laughing and smiling. 10 from me!
I like how they turned the story into literal vampire + symbolic vampire.
The FL is a symbolic vampire. A type of vampire that sucks the love and fun around her and from other people. Focused only on making ends meet, nothing wrong there, but is dead inside. She thinks she is living her life, but the truth is, she's an “undead”.
Meanwhile, the ML, a literal vampire (or half-vampire in the present day), is a vampire who wants to become a human. Who wants to feel love. Who wants to know what it means to live as a human and enjoy life to its fullest.
Two opposites meet each other. Nothing in common with them. They should repel each other… instead, they slowly attract each other.
The real vampire is making the symbolic vampire realise what she is missing. And the symbolic vampire is only making the real vampire firm in his decision to become a human.
Why? The clue is the fact that he can see his reflection only in her eyes. Because that is not only literal, it is also symbolic. He can see himself in her. The kind of life the FL is living is the life the ML had before he fell in love.
That is… just living for the sake of living.
Exactly what the FL is doing. Living for the sake of living.
Seeing himself in her, with the kind of life she is living, is only strengthening his resolve to become a human. He is done with being a vampire. He wants to find meaning. He wants to enjoy life to its fullest. Who cares if he dies? What is immortality if there is no meaning and purpose to it? He wants to love and be loved “until death do us part”.
And here's the FL, getting curious why a vampire wants to become a human. Why love is so important for this vampire. Because, for her, immortality is a gift, not a curse. For her, she can live a carefree life. She doesn't have to worry about paying bills, or what to eat tomorrow, or where to live next month. She can even make a fortune.
But… a vampire, with immortality and no worries in life, wants to become a human because of love? Knowing he will die as a human? Why indeed?
While for some the story is cliché, I enjoy stories that add symbolism or deeper meanings to each character, like as I've mentioned, the ML can see his reflection in the FL's eyes is both literal and symbolic. Or, how the FL is a symbolic vampire; and how the two of them are attracting each other instead of repelling.
Good job. Love it!
Series finale = a different kind of heart-wrenching ending. It was so painful.
I just watched the ending part twice now, and I still can't imagine myself willing to let go of all those memories. It is what made who we are today. It defined our life. The decisions and directions we took. The love and relationships that gave us strength to push on despite the hardships in life.
Memories are everything.
Without those memories, then you become a totally different person. And for those people who still have their memories of you intact, it will be very hard for them when they see you. They will have to treat you as a person who got into an accident and had memory loss.
Familiar with real-life stories where a person loss memories before they met their spouse/bf/gf? It's not the person that finds it hard, it is those who remembers. If they choose to tell you the memories you've lost, that's the only time it will be harder for the person. Like in those real-life cases where they're already married. But if you're just bf/gf, you can still end it and have a fresh start… if you want to.
Wow. I thought this is going to be a simple, fun, influencer story. But noooooo… it's more than that! Got me hooked… on to episode 2.
I love the topics on s02e05 of #StarTrek #StrangeNewWorlds.
It talked about family, relationships, love (most especially a mother's love), being true to ourselves, and [our] humanity. But for this post, I want to talk about [our] “humanity”.
I'm a Star Trek #TheNextGeneration batch where #Spock was more of a side-character in the Star Trek universe. You know, he's half-vulcan half-human. However, there was always this lingering question: What made Spock the way he is? What made Spock pro-human? What made Spock, who lives by the vulcan expectations and yet very human at the same time?
Season 02 episode 05 of #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds answered that. This was the pivotal moment when Spock understood his humanity. For some reason it was familiar, maybe it was mentioned on a movie, or I've read from a novel, but seeing this episode gave a lot of impact on the character “Spock”.
Spock is no longer just a half-vulcan half-human character. Spock is no longer just an icon for me. Suddenly, Spock is alive, a figure. A person who is the embodiment of two conflicting worlds yet was able to harmonise the two and lived the way no one else can.
Almost everyone looked down on him for being half-half. There were people who ridiculed him, made fun of him, shunned him. And yet, he became a better person than everyone, all because of this pivotal moment in his life.
To the point that, in the future, his experiences pushed him to champion the welcoming of the romulans back into the vulcan fold, as equals. As well as, to understand who they really are as the same race: vulcans.
S02E05 is, for me, the best episode of this season, and more likely the entire series. I will always remember this episode.
The episode where:1. Spock embraced his humanity.2. Humanity shone brighter than the stars.3. That despite the many flaws in being a human, that maybe we are indeed inferior than the other races, it is our humanity that makes us the better race in the universe.
#LiveLongAndProsper #Earthlings #Humans
Yu Jin's strategy for the morning mission was so perfect, to the point that she's a scary opponent in the game. I didn't even think of doing it that way. LOL. Well done, Yu Jin! Very good thinking!
That was the most romantic, and longest, honeymoon TV scene I've ever seen.
I paused after it because I want to keep it in my mind forever. I'll go to work for now and continue watching later. ^_^
If there is one thing that I really, really, super, duper, admire with the FL, is that, she is strict with her rule that her current life is who she currently is.
I'm thinking nothing good comes out of telling people that s/he was their friend/lover/sibling/child/parent. A very valid reason. However, there is no fear in her that points to that.
Instead, it seems that she is keeping her past lives to herself, simply because she just wants to be who she currently is. Not the previous life, but the “now” life.
That is hard, especially in the rare cases wherein she is reincarnated too close to her previous life, like right now in her 19th life.
You obviously want to reconnect with the people you love in your previous life. But, you know deep inside that if you do, they wouldn't see you as you are now, rather, they will see you as your previous life. Which is… well… not you anymore, no matter how many emotions and good memories you might have had.
The FL is strict to the point that she ended up having hallucinations of reconnecting with her previous life mother and sister.
She only bent her own rule in her 19th life when she was a kid because of her dire situation. If she did not, she probably would've died again, or her 19th life ended up as her worst to date.
I don't think I will be able to hold myself the way s/he can if I were in her shoes. Knowing that much, I will not hold myself back to just performing as the “genius kid”, I will work my way around different aspects of society and use my knowledge to manipulate people, circumstances, and everything.
To the point that, in my next life, I already have a system to prove my next life, thus taking over the system I created with my next life. Eventually building my own empire. (For example, I'm the only one who knows 100 passwords.)
I wonder how long the FL can keep herself in check. I'm more interested in how she's going to handle her situation than any other part of the story.
NOTE: Trakt.tv's spoiler tag is very buggy. Not my fault if it is not hidden.
1. For someone who isn't interested in people and strangers, he sure has big ears for relationship updates. LMAO!
Yep. Get mad at him! He deserves it! All people like him don't deserve our love!
Here in the Philippines, we call it “hugot”. It literally means “pull”, but in this context, it translates to something like “deep source about something”. And this is what the Assembywoman was going through, the death of her son.
Let's be honest with ourselves here, it is NEVER right for children to die before their parents. Every religion believes that. Even those who don't believe in religion agrees.
That is the “hugot” of the Assemblywoman. It wasn't so much about neglect that is bothering her, it is because her only child died before her. She is just using their neglect and the budget as a way to channel all of it.
She was even willing to sacrifice her right foot because her “hugot” is so intense. Who wouldn't? Your child died before you. That will never ever be right.
So, again, it is very easy to hate her, but we have to understand where she is coming from.
> She experienced the worst thing any decent human being should never experience. <
And that brings us to:
They finally revealed why he is acting the way he acted. He had a very bad experience already. I don't think it has to do with his son (Season 2), it was probably something worse, where he was directly involved or someone he respected, or his junior.
Something happened in the past, they got sued to the ends of the earth, and someone who doesn't deserve to be sued probably lost their license and later committed suicide.
It probably changed Daddy Cha. He vowed to never let it happen again. So, today, we are seeing this version of him that even his daughter has never seen. He will protect the hospital and he will protect the doctors.
He did not even care about what Woo Jin did with his son. He did not even care about what Woo Jin to his senior. He judged Woo Jin based on his skills as a doctor, period.
That tells us that Daddy Cha is a reasonable person, and doesn't get himself involved in stupid politics like in Season 01 and Season 02.
We go back to what I already said before, Daddy Cha is the polar opposite of Master Kim. They have the same values and principles at the end of the day, they just differ on how they approach it, how they make decisions, and how they want to achieve their goals.
They are like the North and South Poles. One is moving counter-clockwise, the other clockwise. Polar opposites. But have the same goal and purpose in life.
Turn-off all the cameras! Hahahaha. A very hilarious episode.
Stop confessing! ROFL!!!!
Can be a spoiler if you haven't watched the franchise finale episode.
That was… an anti-climatic ending. It's lacking in so many ways. We can probably blame it on the unfortunate compressed season. They want to tell a lot of things, they want to put a closure on a lot of things.
Then again, the number of episodes doesn't really matter. Look at #Fringe and the #12Monkeys. Those two were cancelled and had a shorter finale season, yet they ended with a bang. I've watched the entire Fringe franchise like 7, 8 now? I lost count. And I've watched the 12 Monkeys 3 times now, and looking forward to watching it the 4th time this year.
And, this franchise of Flash? As much as Flash is my favourite DC character, only up to Season 5 is worth re-watching. 6, 7, 8, fine, we can probably push it. But Season 9? Nah, especially not this franchise finale episode.
I'm sorry, but it is what it is.
I like how it ended and where it led: FAMILY.
Season 04 Episode 11 of Fringe featured the meeting of the two Agent Astrid Farnsworth, one an autistic and the other neurotypical.
This episode aired on 2012-02-04 and entitled “Making Angels”.
The autistic Agent Astrid Farnsworth came from the “Amber World” (the parallel world), and the NT Astrid is from the “Prime World” (our world basically).
The character is, I would say “basic” as far as portrayal of an autistic person. Some would say it's a stereotype. But I like her nonetheless because it was not exaggerated, and the focus was not on her autism instead it was about her many skills.
And in this episode, we saw through her that autistic people are humans too. That we have our own struggles, we do cry and feel emotions (contrary to the claims that we lack it), and we just want to live like everyone else.
The autistic Astrid was introduced in season 2 (2009–2010). The actress, Jasika Nicole, was praised for her performance of both the neurotypical and the autistic Agent Astrid.
How about you, what do you think of her character? How was the performance (specifically with autistic Astrid)?
Episode 14 was 98% I imagined it to be. It was so powerful. If I was the writer and/or director, it's how I would have written it and directed it.
1. The bury/grave scene, I would have chosen to let him lie down on top of her grave, let him cry out a little bit more and fall asleep. But lying parallel is enough because that's exactly what I want in that scene, for him to fall asleep.
2. He cried his heart out. He deserves Best Actor for that scene.
3. The winter vs spring scenes side-by-side, best director/writer/editing (whoever thought of it). That was so powerful.
4. The combination of #2 and #3 was pierced my heart.
5. Attorney Kang giving in to sorrow was exactly what I wanted.
6. The Princess getting sick, same, what I want.
7. The Princess marrying Yoo's son, exactly what I want to happen.
8. Yoo resigning from his position, same thing.
The entire episode was perfect. I love it. 100 out of 10 stars.
I wonder how many understood the reference “The sun is getting bigger”.
Finally, they closed the loop. I thought they have forgotten it.
I also love how they finally used the phrase, “it's a fixed point”, because it's tiring to explain that fateful event is, well, a fixed point. It will happen no matter what, and changing it is never an option.