2016: Closing Remarks

I know, there is literally only 3 months left to 2017 – at this point a post for 2016 seems pointless, hah. As unbelievable as it sounds, this post has been in the works for the longest time, just that it never made its way to the ‘publish’ mode. I was actually contemplating to forget about it for good, but in the end I decided to put it up regardless of how late it turns out (I apologize).

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Remember: Son’s War – Episodes 11 & 12

After so much injustice, we gain some satisfaction in Jin-woo’s quest to make sure justice is served for Dad. However, the Big Bad still remains as powerful as ever with no hint of falling as of yet. It’s still a race against time as the lawyer faces his personal obstacle, unbeknownst to others.

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Remember: Son’s War – Episodes 7 to 10

The story development in Episodes 7 & 8 was not out of my expectation but Remember still managed to deliver two hours of certain intensity, tugging at the heartstrings at times. Jin-woo falls further behind in his quest to save Dad but as they say, “You win some, you lose some.” And the people around him begin to get more involved after becoming more aware of the battle he’s really facing.

As for the latest week, it’s when I feel really sad for the protagonist and those on his side. Though some intentions are made clearer, there’s so much heartbreak ㅠㅠ It’s also the two episodes where it’s hard to tell what will happen next and I think that this is certainly a good thing plot wise. It’s no fun without the thrill or suspense, right?

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Remember: Son’s War – Episodes 5 & 6

Remember is absolutely brilliant. I really like the way things are going with the story, in one-quarter of the show’s run. This time, the conflict revolves around a case which appears straightforward but beneath lies deception and forgery. Jin-woo takes a big step forward on his quest to unravel the truth, but we know he has a long way to go. Still, it’s a good start and it’s even better to know he has some friends in this together with him. To me, there is a saying which can describe the happenings last week: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

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Remember: Son’s War – Episodes 3 & 4

As we delve deeper into the mystery behind Jung-ah’s murder, more truths are revealed and complications arise. Jin-woo and co. finally get to see the capabilities of their opposition and who they’re really dealing with. The injustice is intensified this week, with more glimpses into our characters’ pasts. And once again, Remember reminds us that this is not going to be an easy road to justice. Time to brace ourselves.

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Remember: Son’s War – Episodes 1 & 2

The premiere week of SBS’s latest installment turned out to be quite interesting, with good character introductions to the leads and the premise hinting that there is so much more to be explored. The drama comes from the director of Midas, Giant and Bride of the Sun; while the screenwriter has written movies The Attorney and I Am Father so I believe we’re in good hands for future episodes. Though it might be too early to say this ha. Most of the two opening episodes are spent in the past, which I believe is necessary for us to see how Dad ends up being wrongfully accused and jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. The backstory allowed me to understand the main characters’ personalities and empathise with them emotionally as well.

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