So you might remember that I mentioned in my April This Month on Patreon post, that I was considering Scripting Your Destiny as a replacement show for She Would Never Know, for coverage on Patreon on the Early Access Tier (US$5).
Well, as it turns out, I had to make a quick change of plans because even though I really liked what I saw when I checked out the Scripting Your Destiny, I hadn’t realized that each episode was only about 20-ish minutes long, making it more of a short format drama thing, rather than a full-fledged drama. Oops. 😅 As you might have seen from my announcement on my She Would Never Know review, I’ve picked Beyond Evil for coverage on the Early Access Tier instead.
At the same time, my enjoyment of the initial episodes of Scripting Your Destiny did give me a fun little idea, which I hope you guys will like. 😃
I thought it would be fun to cover Scripting Your Destiny on my Patreon’s Adblocker Tier (US$1) instead. This means that for the first time, my Adblocker Tier patrons (I see you! ❤️) will have episode notes for a dedicated show, woot!
I can’t promise that this will be a regular feature, as I don’t have the bandwidth to consistently cover a 6th show on Patreon, and also, not all short format shows have enough meat on their bones to make decent episode notes. However, I thought this show, at least, would be a fun little addition to the access to all E1 notes that this tier enjoys.
Keeping in mind that I don’t want to disrupt the current 5-day cycle that I’m keeping on Patreon, I plan to release episode notes for Scripting Your Destiny on the same day that I release episode notes for Beyond Evil.
Of course, since all Patreon benefits are cumulative, this means that patrons on every tier will have access to these notes. Thank you, my dear patrons; I hope you all like this little bonus. ❤️
THE EVERYBODY BONUS!
As a bonus, I thought that it would be fun to give public access to episode notes for the first 3 episodes of Scripting Your Destiny. This means that even if you’re not currently a patron, you’d still get to have a glimpse of what the Patreon experience is like. Yay? 😃
If, at any point, you would like to join me on Patreon, simply sign up to be a patron. Your support would mean a lot to me. 🥰
You can also read more about all the whats, whys, and hows of helping this blog here. ❤️
WHERE TO WATCH
You can check out this little show on iQIYI here, or on Viki here, with Viki Pass Standard.
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SCHEDULE FOR FIRST 3 EPISODES
For your easy access, I will link episodes 1, 2 & 3 below, as they become available.
Episode 2 (available from 25 April 2021)
Episode 3 (available from 30 April 2021)
I hope you guys enjoy! ❤️
Just an fyi heads up for your planning on/after Navillera. Next week will be the final (11 & 12) episodes in real time on Netflix US. So it is a short series, a bit weepy and bittersweet, but lovely if a bit sappy. And easy to watch.
Also I cannot find Oh! My Ladylord on Netflix or Viki here.
Thanks for all your hard work. Queen.
Thanks for the heads-up on Navillera, BE! I am enjoying it very much so far!
As for Oh! My Ladylord / Oh! Master, you can check it out in iQIYI here. 😃
I like Navillera very much, my kinda show, very good ensemble, though they do not have very much time to bring show to a close, and as with other watchers, I think a 16 episode series would have been better…maybe. We shall see after final two next week.
I checked out the iQIYI site and ep 1 of Oh! Master, hard to tell whether it would stick with me, though it was nice to see Kim Chang Won, but after checking out content on channel, I do not really see it being worth the subscription fee. I would join a really good movie site as getting quality movies on streaming sites borders on impossible, but in terms of what this site has to offer via drama or film, just not enough there. But at least I know about it now, so thanks.
@BE – I’ve sent a nice-nasty email to Kocowa asking them “why am I paying for both Viki and Kocowa if neither one is going to have a show like Oh! My LadyLord which is made by MBC?” (MBC is one of The Big Three networks that makes up Kocowa.)
The response was a pat, probably autobot, response that said something like “We continue to strive to add new content…”
This (and Apple’s entry into the field) has me seriously thinking about canceling all my subscriptions (except Netflix, Amazon, Disney & Paramount (for now) because of other content) and just watching illegit for free. That’s not my first choice but if they leave me no other choice but to go that route anyway when there’s a show I want to see and their own streaming service doesn’t make it available then…
For me, the larger problem is access to movies. I understand recent ones would be slow as with here, but I would be interested in several films that are older. Also every once in a while one does come across a title of an older series, one would like to see, Sandglass or even 6 Flying Dragons, even ones not quite so old, Nokdu Flower (none of those were on iQIY), but given how much is accessible via series I do not miss them so much as I miss movies, of which many are just impossible to find.
@BE – risky, unethical – but not impossible 😉
Maybe so, and I am not so desperate for entertainment to risk the dark web, but for example, given his stature and accolades for the films, I would really like to see Choi Min Sik’s Chi-hwa-son (Painted Fire), about the tortured, sensualist late 19th C painter, Jang Seung Up, and the film that seems to be the one critics have called his greatest role, Old Boy, or even one of their early acting collaborations, Shiri with Han Seok Kyu and Choi MIn Sik. I have scoured the regular internet for all three. Impossible. I suppose, we will get to a point where just as Prime has a repository of Kurosawa films, the Korean film industry will get to a point of international stature in the not too distant future channels that reach the states will also find it commercially viable to present such work.
@BE – I sure how so.
@BE – it’s a shame because Old Boy was on Netflix for a very, very ling time. I didn’t like it but my son thinks it’s the greatest movie of all time. (And this was before I discovered Kdramas in 2013.) The American remake was 🤔 cartoonish in comparison.
You mentioned Sandglass earlier – the site that shall not be mentioned has that too. I’ve been stuck around episode 13 since forever. I’d bet it has all those movies. I’ve been visiting there since 2013 with no problems BUT, I used to use a dedicated tablet. Over the years, I’ve become so familiar with it that I know what to hit and what not to, and when to hit my back key when it’s trying to re-route me somewhere else. I even access it on my phone by using an AdBlock browser. That gets rid of the disgusting porno ads but I still need to watch out for re-routing though.
@beez: Old Boy looks a little out of my taste range, but I found Choi Min Sik so otherworldly great in Forbidden Dream (The King Sejong movie with Han Seok Kyu reviving his role in Deep Rooted Tree), The Tiger, and Admiral, The Roaring Currents, and surprisingly compelling as a much younger actor in a rather low rent gangster/slice of life mashup, Failan, that given all the ink about how spectacular he was in Old Boy, it strikes me much like your watching Jang Hyuk in Money Tree, just to see the master at his game. Of all the excellent male actors from South Korea I have seen, Choi Min Sik is the most powerful. And given my own predilections, Chi Hwa Son, in which he plays this mad, drunken, womanizing, despairing, singular painter of his generation of Korean artists as Korea was going through so much social upheaval, a film which won awards in the United States, would certainly be a film I would like to see.
@BE -Yes Forbidden Dream has been on my list for a while. But you said “Han Seok Kyu reviving his roll in Deep Rooted Tree), The Tiger, and Admiral, The Roaring Currents” and I’m surprised – I haven’t seen The Tiger but I have seen Roaring Currents and I didn’t remember Han Seok Kyu in that (not that I remember much about the movie at all other than Joseon (?) being outnumbered and ships turning around in battle formations on the sea). 🤔 Although, I think I saw Roaring Currents long before I watched Tree so probably didn’t take note of the actor nor had any knowledge at that time of the king that he played.
@beez, HSK only in Forbidden Dreams among those three.
@BE – gotcha Thanks.
Fangurl – I respect and admire the personal planning and organization you have to do to maintain both your Patreon site and this blog. You have been super prolific the last year and we all appreciate it.
P.S. Stats for this site – 7,503,961 views! Wow.
Aw, thanks for the love, phl!! 🥰 It does require a lot more planning and organization than before, but it makes me happy to know that you guys are enjoying the content, both here and on Patreon. I couldn’t do all this without you all, for sure! ❤️