The Screening Diet

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The Martian (2015)

We’ve tired the moon, so now let’s exploit Mars…

Revisiting Thank You (고맙습니다, MBC 2007)

It is probably not a drama that you want to visit frequently. Like Sting’s song “Fragile”, it is a profound but emotionally tiring journey. But it is a mark of a good craft that whenever I revisited Thank You, I found something new or rediscovered important things once forgotten.

“Hah?!” — The Detective I Hate (私の嫌いな探偵, 2014)

I caught the drama “The Detective I Hate”/ “Watashi no Kirai na Tantei” (私の嫌いな探偵) on the Waku Waku Japan channel, retitled “Addicted to Mystery”. It ended this week and I thought I should “detox” while it was still fresh in mind.

Life is what you make of it — Marvellous (BBC Two, 2014)

“I always wanted to be happy. So I decided to be.” Neil Baldwin

And who is Neil Baldwin?

Records and priorities set straightThe Producers, Week 3

Just when you thought the end of episode 4 might have moved things into certain direction, this happens…

A Puzzle from Prison — “Missing Noir M”, First (Case) Impression

Will Missing Noir M (실종느와르 M) justify the reputation it places on the “genius” detective? Or simply to invoke the almost omniscient eyes to explain everything to us, the dimwitted audience? I would like to see how this one justifies the inclusion of a “genius“.


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

I’ve got enough of superheroes. But this one has got J.A.R.V.I.S. evolved into flesh. The prospect of seeing Paul Bettany, not just the voice, on screen was too tempting.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語, 2013)

From the studio that brings some of the best animation features in the world, “Princess Kaguya” is a stunning and beautiful retelling of a famous folklore in Japan.

“Remember!” — Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미, MBC 2015)

“Kill Me Heal Me” has been a mixed bag, but mostly fun. Throughout the journey of watching it (almost) live every week, there were moments where I had wished the drama’s pace had moved faster, explored certain things further, or dropped a plot.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20.

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