Carefully written, tenderly directed and richly layered in every aspect, Show isn’t for everyone, but those who love it, will likely love it deeply.
Show explores themes like isolation and connection, and what it means to be human, in the slow unfolding of its narrative, and it all feels more like a compassionate exploration of our characters’ states of being, than a typical story, which might be more event-driven.
Our entire cast is strong, but the stand-outs are absolutely Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Joon Yeol, who both inhabit their characters so well, that I often felt like I could understand how they felt, without them having to say anything at all.
I know there hasn’t been a whole lot of buzz around Lost (also listed as Human Disqualification), and I have to admit, it’s true that this show isn’t for everyone.
However, I have to say a number of us over on Patreon have been enjoying this one a great deal. Show is so meaty, with lots to unpack from various angles, that you never quite feel like you got it all.
On top of that, I find it quite mesmerizing, in its poetic sort of melancholy. It’s the kind of show, where, if you do take to it, you’d probably love it a lot.
I thought I’d share my Episode 1 notes for Lost with you guys today, in hopes that it might generate a little more interest and love for the show, because I do think it’s pretty special.
These are my episode 1 notes, exactly as they appear on Patreon, ie, without screenshots (I’m saving those for the actual review). I hope you all enjoy, and I hope you’ll consider joining us over on Patreon, for the rest of the discussions! ❤️
To check out my Episode 1 notes for Yumi’s Cells and Hometown Cha Cha Cha, you can go here and here.
Greetings! Hope you’re doing okay in these uncertain times. Recently, I was asked by a friend why people are watching a lot of kdrama these days and I found myself groping for a good answer. I couldn’t really gush with goggly eyes as I would before a fellow kdrama enthusiast.
There’s the matter of availability and good looking actors, but that didn’t really feel to be at the heart of it. I also felt angry at myself for feeling apologetic about my drama choices (the person’s what you’d call a “serious” type and I didn’t want to be an object of his condescension).
Does this mean I subconsciously subscribe to the notion of kdramas somehow not being up to the mark? I have been agonising about this for a while now. I want to be able to watch what I like without feeling guilty or hesitant to acknowledge my love for it to the world.
And I could think of nobody better than you to provide a thoughtful answer to my predicament. The next time I come across this question, I’d like to bank on your eloquence and insights, please!