Bride of the Century #Video Initial Review/ Preview: Network TV appreciation day (#KoreanDrama)

5 comments:

  1. As a non-Korean male, and a not so passive or closeted non-chauvinist, I agree with a great deal of what you said here. However, I would say in at least partial defence, I think it has tried to show that the fault is more his than hers. At least, I did until I read your translation of the Korean title. I already found the the title the most troubling aspect of the Drama, and your explanation of what it really means magnified that unease greatly. Because it's only two episodes in, I'm going to hope that your predictions for where this Drama goes are at least not entirely accurate, and that we see at least some real character growth for the male lead, including a worthwhile acknowledgement of his contribution to the failure of their marriage. A man can dream, right?

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  2. I've watched all the episodes so far (I use dramafever) and I feel as though they are showing that the fault lies on both sides, which is why their remarriage will make sense. They were both stubborn and not paying attention to the other person but they have always loved each other and had to learn to listen to each other. He may be chaebol now and she's uneducated, but I think we're seeing that she has good ideas and he's good at following up on a good idea---afterall, the idea for the company was hers but he implemented it. The title is bad, as they often are. I LOVE Lee Min Jung. :)

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  3. A Korean in AmericaMarch 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    yes but the the gaze of the show is rather biased

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  4. So far I've read just two of your reviews. This one and God's Gift and you've been dead wrong on both. I don't know why you jump to review after watching just one or two episodes. Its pretty obvious that the writers are on Ae Ra's side. Sure they are messing up Yu Jin but they are doing a great job of showing how sexist treatment of divorcees is. So I don't see how it is chauvinist when the writers themselves show us that Jung Woo is the one at fault.

    In God's Gift you ridiculously contradicted yourself. First you say Korean drama mothers are always the cliche pure or evil and not treated as human beings, then you complain that Soo Hyun is unlikable. It seems like you've gotten the ridiculous AMERIKA superiority spectacles and are beating down on everything Korean. For the record as a NON Korean NON American I find American TV series and movies more disgustingly misogynistic.

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  5. this is the worst review I have ever read in my entire life so far

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