K for Korea. Hence K- Pop, K- Drama, K- movies and they have taken over my social media completely. Memes, video snippets, gif, gossip, breaking news.
Honestly, I’m at sea. I have seen only one Korean film, Train to Busan, that too long ago.
I had loved it.
It had drama, high octane action, a poker face lead actor with legs as long as Amitabh Bachchan and zombies!
Yes, those zombies were terrifying and deadly. A mindless, killing horde that ran faster than Usain Bolt. The film was all about survival of the fittest.
“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”Brackett
I say, go for it. A perfect Halloween watch!
From K- movie to K-drama, perhaps my first ever Korean TV drama, Squid Game on Netflix is to be blamed. The hype around it was killing.
Also, I suppose the ‘zombies on the train’ movie did such a fabulous job, I was excited to watch the TV series.
It had a decent enough storyline, kept me invested enough to see it to its end. Reminded me of Hunger Games with the odds heavily stacked against our ragtag team of losers. Also simple games with a deadly twist for the participants, bring it on! I know, I will never see a tug of war in the same light. It was bloody and thrilling.
Did I mention, there were also a million subplots that were too distracting?
An organ harvesting scheme. A Lone Ranger cop infiltrating this secret setup. Trigger happy mysterious guards in red uniforms who cannot speak. No context on the boss running the show.
They all felt like loose threads hanging from an eye catching tapestry.
Anyway, everyone is going crazy over this series or at least my social media leads me to believe. I also hear great stuff about other K-drama rom-coms. The world seem to be riding the hallyu (Korean wave), word of the day. Perhaps that’s why I’m inclined to give it a fair chance.
So calling out to folks into this genre, are you into K- dramas or K-movies? A Squid Game fan or some other drama tugs your heart strings? What should I watch next? Let’s chat.
All gifs via Giphy
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