Your K-DRAMA thread

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by teacake, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I was wondering about this...I saw the title, but kept reading it as Syphilis


    So..... what would your parental rating be for it? Netflix can Be wildly inaccurate sometimes. They listed Itaewon Class as TV MA, but I would give it away PG 13. My 15 year old would like it but wondering about my 10 year old girl
     
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  2. cylkoth

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    If you allowed your 10 yr old to watch any MCU film, then I'd say this shouldn't be a huge problem. 1) it is an action show, with copious amounts of stunts, gunplay and fight sequences. 2) violence level-feels borderline PG 13 (for a couple of shocking deaths). Netflix has listed it as TV 14, so I'd say that's about right. As always, Parental mileage may vary.
     
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  3. Morpheus 02

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    Thanks... that helps
     
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  4. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I LOVE SISYPHUS !!!!

    holy crap, it looks great, it's just faaaantastic!1

    I think ep 6 is out so I will not read the posts above me incase there are spoilers.
     
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  5. KimMH

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    Thanks for the recs! Am a little worried about this new rabbit- hole!
     
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  6. Morpheus 02

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    @teacake , did you ever watch Start Up? I forgot to tell you that i enjoyed it very much. The end of episode 3 has a really funny scene.... you can find th eclip and post it when you get to it.
     
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  7. teacake

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    Ooo no I haven't watched Start Up but someone just recommended it to me. I had ignored it thinking it was super romance and the person who recommended it is definitely on the romance train. I will check it out though. I'm currently watching Gracious Friends which is like a soap opera on crack and Sisyphus so checking out Start Up works well as far as balanced viewing goes lol.


    I fell down that rabbit hole some years back and only emerge for Star Trek these days :lol:
     
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  8. teacake

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    I'm now all caught up on Sisyphus and I have to say this show is going from strength to strength. Most recent episode was fantastic.

    As to the rating, I would say it depends on the child. Here's what I think could be potentially problematic:

    Realistic skeletons, as in decayed bodies post apocalypse style in cars, buildings etc.. only you know if this is going to be disturbing. They are there to drive home what's happened at some point so they do have emotional impact and are used judiciously for that purpose.

    People die and there is lots of sadness on a (IMO) more realistic level than Marvel, in part because Kdramas do linger on the feelings, and scenes which evoke these feelings.

    People are shot right in the head, chest etc.. and die, in a more direct way than machine gunning down enemies a protagonist is fleeing from (which there is plenty of as well). It's confronting. It's not the Sopranos but it's something that shocks the viewer.

    There are some very grotesque scenes with distorted bodies (think TMP transporter accident) that are definitely yuck and scary looking.

    i don't think ANY of this is vicarious and I do think it all serves a good, dramatic purpose. So it depends on your child I think. I don't think it's really a child show, I'd wait until the early teens at least, but maybe your kid has been raised on the Walking Dead and it is all cool :lol:
     
  9. gblews

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    Finally finished Sisyphus. I liked it a lot. Definitely part of the Terminator legacy, and pretty well done. Some great action sequences particularly in the first several episodes. Thought it dragged a bit from ep 9-11, but picks up steam again with some of the reveals.


    The actor who played Gang Seo-hae, I liked quite a bit. She conveyed the sadness of her situation very well.. Also really liked the actor who played the “henchman/buddy” of Han Tae-sul was great. The reveal about his family situation was great.


    I loved the ending. Thanks for the recommendation. I highly recommend.
     
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  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    OH good! I'm so glad you liked it!

    I've been steadily watching Kdramas since my last post in this thread in March. I can't remember them all now but I'll do a review later of each.

    Anyone else still about watching them?
     
  11. Morpheus 02

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    My wife is watching Arnthal Chronicles... not too bad. Though it feels like one of the Supernatural Martials Arts movies form China (though showing a pre-Korean Korean-ish society)
     
  12. Shaytan

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    I will be the dissonant voice here : I didn't like Sisyphus very much. I anticipated this kdrama and I found it boring and incoherent. I fast forwarded all actions scenes.

    I watched a few kdramas last spring and from all of them, Beyond Evil was my favorite by far : not an innovative story but well written and excellent cast.
    Taxi Driver was entertaining at the beginning even if (in my opinion) morally dubious.

    I started Black Hole. The plot was intriguing and the cast is good but I put it on hold after 6 episodes because it was so slow. I will maybe finish it one day.

    I also completed Kingdom and I really liked it. I am looking forward to Ashin of the north.

    I haven't picked any other kdrama for the moment, nothing caught my interest (big lie, I have a list of things to watch ;) ) and I rather watch Korean movies right now. One list at a time ;)
     
  13. teacake

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    Watched Extracurricular, very popular in Korea.

    Watched it and hated it and watched it and regretted it.

    Can't hack the core theme, high school girls prostituting themselves. Supposedly noble main as the pimp gets zero sympathy.

    Fast paced. Well done. Ultimately felt weird.
     
  14. KimMH

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    Uuugh. That sounds neato.
    Not Kdrama but binged PeteCapaldis The Thick of It. I mostly love it for the sweariness and watching him chew up scenery. The rest of the cast is good too.