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Remember : Son’s War Ep 13 Recap (and nothing more to hide)

In Ah stares wordlessly as Nam Gyuman enters. He notes the detailed web on the wall and compliments her on the fine ‘decorations’

He muses that he was put off by the fact that he could see Jinwoo’s practice from his company, and had finally realized the reason for that. In Ah confirms that he is Jinwoo’s only goal. Gyuman wonders if they really think that a video like that (where he was beating up ex-detective Kwak) can hurt him. In Ah scornfully says that it’s indeed nothing compared to his video confession of Oh Jungah’s murder. Gyuman raises a hand to strike her. Continue reading

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Remember : Son’s War Ep 11 Recap (and like father like son)

(I know I said I didn’t have time, and frankly I’m not sure I do, but I couldn’t resist checking out the episode and the first few minutes convinced me to recap.  The wonderful hard-working subbers at Viki are still subbing One More Happy Ending and I’ll be getting out a recap as soon as they’re done! Because my Korean gets my through variety shows and ~40% of drama dialogue but I usually need help with first episodes :P]

Jinwoo stands in front of the urn containing his father’s ashes and vows that he will prove Jaehyuk’s innocence, asking him to watch over him.
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Remember : Son’s War Ep 10 Recap (and I’m too numb to think)

Prosecutor Choi Jinkyung catches up with Dongho as he leaves the courtroom, saying that things ended faster than she expected. Dongho plays the collapse up to Jinwoo’s nervousness but tells her not to underestimate him as he’s been fighting these past four years. The wording gives her pause and she asks him if he wants Jinwoo to win this trial. She tells him to hurry up and choose a side instead of wandering between them or all his effort will have been for naught.  Meanwhile, In Ah, Lawyer Song and Yoon stand worriedly over Jinwoo’s hospital bed.

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Remember : Son’s War Ep 9 Recap (and forks in roads less taken)

In Ah gets brained by the real killer prior to revealing that she’s at Saerim-dong 33 and falls unconscious. Jinwoo’s not too far at Saerim-dong 17 but has no idea where she is in order to proceed. Dongho gets off in the neighbourhood and fails to notice Jinwoo, taking a different fork in the road. (This feels strangely symbolic)
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Remember : Son’s War Ep 8 Recap (and a Healer-esque Jinwoo)

(This drama is shaping up to be a bit Healer-like isn’t it? That first scene of In Ah finding Jinwoo going incognito threw me straight back to Jung Hoo and Young Shin) [Screencap error fixed, I will never understand photobucket]

In Ah exits the hidden chamber just as Dongho enters the office. He’s mildly amused at findind her here of all places and asks her where Jinwoo is. He’s aware that she cares for Jinwoo and sympathetic to his plight but warns her being here doesn’t looking good, with her being a prosecutor. In Ah disagrees with his assessment, she’s here precisely because she’s a prosectuor, to find those who framed Jinwoo. Dongho has an interest in Jinwoo being found as well seeing as he hasn’t forgotten about his contract. In Ah’s voice turns to steel as she warns Dongho that she isn’t falling for that again.
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Remember: Son’s War Ep 1 Review (and that was brilliant)

Alternately chilling and wrathful, Remember looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride. It reminded me a bit of a mashup of Pride and Prejudice, I Hear Your Voice (the K-drama) and I Remember You, which is fan-freaking-tastic because those the latter two are among my favourite dramas of all time. All our leads are introduced in this episode, which is pretty surprising as most shows usually take a few episodes to introduce everyone, which means that this show’s either going to be very tight ot will succumb to an inevitable drag later. But we’ve a brilliant host of characters so far and I am so pumped to see where this is going to go.  Continue reading

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The Girl Who Sees Smells Finale Review (and I seriously love you Nam Goongmin)

And Nam Goongmin has been freed at last! I’m not going to lie, I felt nothing upon today’s conclusion. This show was so ridiculously stretched beyond belief that I’m glad for the sake of everyone involved that it’s over. This netizen’s comment (pulled from netizenbuzz) summarizes everything I felt about our final couplet of episodes.

“Never in my life have I seen such an unresolved final episode. Why did Kwon Jae Hee become a murderer, why did he want to take so many lives, what happened at the adoption, who killed his foster parents, did Oh Jae Pyo resolve his questions, how did Kwon Jae Hee survive the car being drowned in the Han river when everyone else died, how did he know that the interior was copied from the model house.. No answers at all. Why is a new episode being introduced in the final episode? There’s only so much the viewer can pass off as being a drama.. there’s no reality at all and nothing to tie it all together. It’s all so forced. I could write a better drama than this ㅡㅡ”

A thousand times, yes, random netizen. This drama honestly started off with a bang. The murder, the escape, her accident within just five minutes into the episode had me hooked instantly. So it’s rather sad to send it off with a ‘meh’ on my end. I mean, this show got bloated, crazy, crazy bloated (and it’s only 16 episodes!). We had random mushy talk, and minutes and minutes of our lead couple being cute to the point where I cheered when Jaehee appeared. We had more than enough time to address all the issues this netizen mentioned, including Yeom Mi’s father’s death, but they were curiously glossed over, hence the start unsatisfying ending.

Having said that, I’ll  remain mum on the subject of faults and focus on the good points. Mainly, Jaehee. Oh Nam Goongmin you have earned yourself a lifelong fan. That was some great acting. Regardless of where the show went, you remained consistent and really likeable. You played a villain with layers, despite those layers being ignored. I’m still sort of scared of you which means you’ve done your job.
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