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Theseus no Fune: on episode 6~10, final thoughts

This drama’s concept of Ship of Theseus does fall into place in the end, though not in a way that i thought it would go. I still can’t decide if that’s a good or bad thing, since the ending turns out more bittersweet than what i anticipated. Continue reading “Theseus no Fune: on episode 6~10, final thoughts”

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am i Loyal, Brave, and True?

Back in the day, Mulan was my top favorite princess movie. And that opinion still stands today, because after 22 years, no other tale has been able to surpass my fondness for that one. It is also among only a few films i’ve rewatched multiple times over the years due to its quality and rewatchable factor. Continue reading “am i Loyal, Brave, and True?”

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Theseus no Fune: first impression on episode 1~2

Ship of Theseus is a thing or a theoretical question i never heard of until this drama. But i didn’t have to look it up either as it’s explained the opening credits: about whether a ship that has all of its components replaced remains the same original ship. Its relevance to the drama’s plot, however, is something i have yet to figure out. Because Theseus no Fune is a murder-mystery time-slip family drama spanning three Japanese eras. Continue reading “Theseus no Fune: first impression on episode 1~2”

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Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 13~18, final thoughts

There are certain types of ending that more often than not upset me: too-open ending, rushed ending, last-minute happy ending, unwarranted tragic ending, an ending with lots of loose ends or that raises even more questions. But i just discovered one that tops it all: a no-ending ending… courtesy of Arthdal Chronicles. Continue reading “Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 13~18, final thoughts”

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There’s no limit to being BRAVE

“One for all and all for you.”

Ten full months since the first listen back in November, BRAVE officially hit the stores.

This is probably the longest we ever waited for a new single to drop — or for a new song, even. A lot of things happened in the intervening times so the waiting time didn’t feel that long. It’s also released ahead of the Rugby World Cup it’s used as the image song for, ’cause if it were following PawaPara‘s schedule, it could’ve been pushed back a couple more months. Continue reading “There’s no limit to being BRAVE”

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Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 1~6

Cast has been and remains the biggest draw to dramas/movies for me. Over the years, however, behind-the-screen team like the director or scriptwriter started playing a part too, especially once i started noticing some familiar names and how some of my top — and least — favorite dramas were brainchilds of the same people. Among the directors line, Kim Won-suk is one of them; he made me check out Signal, then My Ahjussi, and now Arthdal Chronicles. Continue reading “Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 1~6”