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Twice ‘More and More’ unboxing video

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Delayed Justice (2020)

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Drama: Delayed Justice (날아라 개천용)
Network: SBS
Episodes: 20
Release Date: October 30, 2020 – January 23, 2021
Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00-23:10

Plot: A high school lawyer and a reporter helps wrongly accused suspects to clear their names in court and find the real criminals. They end up fighting against strong and powerful politicians and government officials who will stop at nothing to win the next elections.

Main Cast:
Kwon Sang Woo – Park Tae Young
Bae Sung Woo / Jung Woo Sung – Park Sam Soo
Kim Joo Hyun – Lee Yoo Kyung

Review:
I really loved the Park Tae Yong and Park Sam Soo, they both want money and success yet they forego of it to pursue justice. Esp. Park Tae Yong. I mean of course who doesn’t want to make money? Tae Yong is a great lawyer and can easily work in the top lawfirms and make a lot of money, and even have a chance to be elected as a government official and change the laws, but he held on to his beliefs and decided to work on the ground with Park Samsoo to help the wrongly accused people. But to be honest, I was slightly disappointed – I wanted Tae Young to run for office to aim for the bigger picture, but I guess not everyone is capable and destined to be in office. I think I said it before, I really like Kwon Sang Woo in these types of genres, rather than a romantic lead, and I think he is really good at being the nice guy with heart of gold and his comedic timing is still on point. And he may be an “ahjussi” esp compared to his love partner, Yoo Kyung, but he is still so cute and charming!

On the other hand, Park Samsoo was partly annoying (always shouting about money) but his story is also sad, I would always tear up during the moments with the wrongly accused guys. Bae Sung Woo was wonderful as Park Samsoo – i thought he was loud and too messy looking all throughout the show, but when Jung Woo Sung showed up from episode 17, I realized that I also missed Sung Woo. He has his own charm and style of portraying Samsoo. But i also liked Woo Sung as Samsoo – he still had similar mannerisms, but he toned down the shouting and over the top expressions. And he’s too tall and too handsome to look like a messy down on his luck reporter (hihi).

There are times I’m frustrated with Tae Young and Samsoo, because they keep fighting and it’s mostly because Tae Young keeps making decisions that impact Samsoo and Yoo Kyung without even telling them. He just decides or announces on national tv. Good thing Yoo Kyung is nice and understands him while Samsoo, though angry at first, later on understands his decisions.

Lee Yoo Kyung completes the trio — and for a rookie actress, I think she fared well beside Sang Woo and Sung Woo. I really like her character, although at the first I thought it was weird that she kept crying at every scene because she was so moved. I think she was the glue that held the team together. Without her, Samsoo and Tae Young probably have exploded and had a lot of misunderstandings. She is also brave — wow first she faced Jo Ki Soo on tv, then later on, she went to Kim Hyung Choon’s house and dissed him and told him to step down and let the younger generation take over. Bravo!

This drama was less about legal / court scenes but more on exploring the feelings of the wrongly accused and the real killers. This drama had a lot of sincerity and heart, without being too preachy.

There were 4 major and 2 minor cases — the homeless girl killing at the very start (it was a short intro to Tae Young’s character), Gangneung case (the daughter killed his father for abusing the grandpa), the Samjung 3 men murder case, Osung trucker murder case, the backdoor deals case/korean spy and Seungwoon Technical high school case.

I think my favorite was the Samjung 3 men murder case. We each got a glimpse of the 3 men’s stories and I just kept crying at the big scenes, esp. episodes 9 and 10!! I also loved the addition of Hwang Min Young to their team. She was a badass prosecutor and she finally found other people with the same integrity.

The drama spent too much time on the truck murder case, almost 10 episodes that sometimes there were too much flashbacks, too much rehashed scenes and conversations. I liked the case, but it was just too long. I wished they kept the drama at 16 episodes (18 at most) instead of 20. I did like Lee Won Jung as Han Sang Man but it was hard to listen to “I’m Han Sang Min” for 10 episodes.

The Seungwoo Technical High School case was the last case and oddly, I didn’t find the case as memorable as the previous cases, maybe because the case was shorter and not as heart-wrenching as the others. I loved the last minute cameos of Lee Jong Hyuk, Lee Elijah and Lee Jung Jae.

The final episode was okay but too convenient. The Seungwoo principal and director easily apologized to everyone. Also it felt like they didn’t really take down the bad guys. I’m sure they’ll be back after the publicity has died down. So it goes back to what did Taeyong and Samsoo actually accomplish?

We know there are really a lot of corrupt people in the government, from the police, prosecutors, mayors to judges. It is hard to change the system. Taeyong and Samsoo may not have been able to change the system, but we should also remember that there are good guys out there willing to work hard to ensure justice and truth. and it may not be a big thing to everyone, but for those people they helped, it was their everything.

Rating: 8/10


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CDrama Actors Quiz

Something different for everyone, CDrama Actors Quiz.

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Space Sweepers (승리호) – Movie Review

Hi Everyone! I am moving things a little bit to review this recent movie that was released on Netflix. The story takes place in the year 2092 wherein Earth has become too polluted that people are now migrating over to Mars. The crew of the spaceship named “Victory” (승리) will be entangled in a conflict between Earth and Mars.

The crew of Spaceship Victory (승리)

Key Characters

Tae-Ho (Portrayed by Song Joong-ki) – The pilot of Spaceship Victory and was a former commander of the Space Guard. Before he joined the crew of Spaceship Victory, he adopted a child named Oh Jiyul and became a father figure to the little. girl. After a tragic event wherein Soonyi was caught on an explosion in space, Tae-ho uses all his resources in order to find her hoping that she survived after the tragic incident. At the conclusion of the story we found out that Soonyi didn’t survived the explosion.

Tae-Ho (Portrayed by Song Joong-Ki)

Captain Jang (Portrayed by Kim Tae-Ri) – The leader of the crew. As a student she developed 4D AR lenses in addition to lightweight laser blasters and EMP mines. She deserted the colony at a young age to form a pirate organization after becoming immersed in anti-UTS ideology. She previously attempted to kill CEO James Sullivan at the expense of her previous team.

Captain Jang (Portrayed by Kim Tae-Ri)

Tiger Park (Portrayed by Jin Sun-Kyu) – A wanted person on Earth as he led a drug cartel thus he fled the planed to avoid being captured. He is the crew member who is really fond of Dorothy/Kang Kot-nim)

Tiger park (Portrayed by Jin Sun-Kyu)

Bubs (voiced by Yu Hae-Jin; portrayed by Kim Hyang-Gi) – The Mechanical crew of Spaceship Victory. Probably the crew member that has the most amount of cash on hand due to him winning wagers. During the events of the film his mechanical body got heavily damaged at the final battle wherein he received a human-like body (surprisingly a female).

Bubs (Voiced by Yu Hae-Jin)

Dorothy/Kang Kot-Nim (Portrayed by Park Ye-Rin) – originally perceived as a weapon of mass destruction that when the crew of Spaceship Victory discovered her hiding on their cargo area, the crew originally tried to sell them off for a good amount of money. It turns out that she is the daughter of Kang Hyun-Woo. It was explained that she suffered a rare diseases and was on the verge of dying. Her father injected a serum that is loaded with nanobots which in turn had a positive effect for Kot-Nim as she was able to walk again. Not only that, she is able to control the nanobots and was able to revive a dead plant. She was also used in making Mars liveable thus he is the target of CEO James Sullivan.

Kang Kot-Nim (Portrayed by Park Ye-Rin)

James Sullivan (Portrayed by Richard Armitage) – The CEO of UTS and an enhanced individual. His veins shows up everytime he is angry. His intention was to kill Kot-Nim however since she is protected by her nanobots, the only way to kill her is by using a Hydrogen Bomb wherein she will be destroyed on a molecular level. He was killed by the Hydrogen Bomb after the crew set him up thinking that Kot-Nim was with them while travelling far away to prevent the destruction of Earth.

CEO James Sullivan (Portrayed by Richard Armitage)

Thoughts/Feedback

The concept of people moving to a different planet or to a space colony is not new as this story concept was seen on the majority of Gundam Series. Even though the movie did not provide a back story on how Earth went into a such sorry state, the movie provided us with the best cinematography that I have seen so far. I hope this pushes all Korean Producers to keep this trend on the highest level. Would there be a sequel? I don’t think so, I think it is good that the story ends there rather than having a sequel that will be faced with a lot of criticism because of the massive success of the original movie (Train to Busan: Peninsula).

Rating

4/5 Stars

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