WHAT I WATCHED ONLINE BETWEEN SECOND QUARTER OF 2020
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What I watched online between April and June of 2020. Still not well enough as my health is bad. So this is what I watched and loved on Netflix, Amazon, Viki and any UK channel.
Yoon Hee Jae – a top-notch and well-known lawyer born in a rich household takes national lawsuits from high-profile and wealthy clients. Meanwhile, Jung Geum Ja, a less-known lawyer aims for taking cases from rich clients too, as it will definitely benefit her struggling law office. Both are fearless and smart lawyers – the only difference is how they handle and defend their rich clienteles. Entangled with a love-hate relationship, the two lawyers seek the truth and discover love along the way. This surprised me how good this was. So well written and produced. I would recommend this one. And will most likely re-watch at some stage.
Rugal is based on a web comic. Kang Ki-Beom is an elite detective. He is currently investigating the criminal organization Argos, but, when he comes home, he finds several men in masks. His wife is murdered by the masked men sent from Argos. They beat Kang Ki-Beom and cut out both of his eyeballs. When Kang Ki-Beom wakes up, he finds himself in the hospital and he is accused of murder. The NIS then approaches Kang Ki-Beom. He is selected to become a member of Rugal, a special team organized by the NIS. Through biotechnology, he gains two artificial eyeballs with a special ability. Kang Ki-Beom and the Rugal team set out to take down criminal organizations. I really liked this and would recommend this.
Hospital Playlist is a drama depicting the stories of people going through their days that seemingly ordinary but actually special, at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life – where someone is being born and someone’s life meets their ending. The five doctors are long time friends of 20 years who started their undergrad in 1999 in the same medical school, and now they are colleagues in the same hospital. The drama will also deal with a story of a band formed by the group of doctors.
Brought together by meaningful meals in the past and present, a doctor and a chef are reacquainted when they begin working at a hospice ward. Chocolate made me think a lot about illness. Palliative care should be part of the treatment plan from the time of diagnosis of an illness through end of life and hospice care
This I really liked. Unorthodox tells the story of Esty, a 19-year-old Jewish woman, is living unhappily in an arranged marriage among an ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. She runs away to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and tries to navigate a secular life, discovering life outside her community and rejecting all of the beliefs she grew up with. Her husband, who learns that she is pregnant, travels to Berlin with his cousin, by order of their rabbi, to try to find her. Only four parts, I would have liked to seen more. I just like watching things from other parts of the world.
In 1994, the Kingdom of Corea encounters severe upheaval. The King is murdered by his brother Lee Lim and the King’s son Lee Gon is stabbed in the neck, but he survives. The murderous Lee Lim seeks to possess the Manpasikjeok, which is legendary flute that holds supernatural powers. After a mysterious figure appears with a gun, Lee Lim slips away with only half of the now broken flute. The young Lee Gon holds onto a police badge he grabbed from the mysterious figure. The next day, Lee Goon is appointed the next ruler of the Kingdom of Corea. 25 years later, in the autumn of 2019, King Lee Gon governs the Kingdom of Corea as its benevolent leader. He is still haunted by what happened when he was a child and the mystery behind the police badge left by his savior. The police badge he held was issued on November 11, 2019 for Lieutenant Jeong Tae-Eul. Autumn 2019, in the Republic of Korea. Jeong Tae-Eul is a detective in the Violent Crimes Division at the Seoul Jongo Police Station. She is working undercover to take down the operator of an illegal online gambling operation. Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Corea, King Lee Gon chases after someone that is dressed like a rabbit with a clock. King Lee Gon has a feeling that the person dressed like a rabbit may be his mysterious savior from 25 years earlier. King Lee Gon mounts his horse Maximus and enters the forest. Soon, he crosses over from the Kingdom of Corea into the parallel world of the Republic of Korea. King Lee Gon finally meets Detective Jeong Tae-Eul. I loved this a lot. And I have re-watched this at least twice since it was all out.
The Fiery Priest I loved. It made me laugh so much. Kim Hae-Il is a Catholic priest. He makes spiteful remarks and he can be rude to others. Koo Dae-Young is a detective. He talks a lot and he is also timid. Park Kyung-Sun is a prosecutor. She is smart and beautiful. She is also ambitious as a prosecutor and good at her job. Catholic Priest Kim Hae-Il, Detective Koo Dae-Young and Prosecutor Park Kyung-Sun work together to solve a murder case involving a senior Catholic priest. I can not recommend this enough. Just watch it on Netflix !
Another show I really enjoyed is Stranger. Hwang Si-mok is a exemplary prosecutor who has suffered from hypersensitivity to certain frequencies of sound due to having an overdeveloped brain. After undergoing a corrective surgery, he has since lost his sense of empathy and lack of social skills. While investigating on a serial murder case, he meets police lieutenant Han Yeo-jin, a passionate and warm-hearted female detective, who assists him in solving it. As they begin to unravel the mystery behind the murders, they also discover that their efforts are being continuously foiled as expounding them will also lead to unfold the secrets about a larger scheme of corruption within the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the government itself. And I was pleased to find out that a second series is coming this summer/autumn. So I will be watching this characters again.
The Victims Game had eight episodes and was a slow burning story that I liked. As a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome, The Victims’ Game‘s Fang Yi-Jen detects key evidence in a mysterious murder and discovers that the evidence links to his estranged daughter. In order to find out the truth without being noticed by his police colleagues, he takes risks by utilizing his forensic knowledge to mislead his irritable detective partner Chao Cheng-Kuan who is also on this case. In the meantime, he sets out to co-investigate with Hsu Hai-Yin, an adventurous journalist who holds important clues to the case. Fang Yi-Jen eventually realizes that the key to the truth is not his excellent forensic knowledge but the feelings and emotions that have been long suppressed.
The Memorist I loved this. Every week, something in the two episodes just had me shocked and I was like NO, OMG. Dong Baek has an extraordinary ability. He can peer into the memories of whoever he touches. With his supernatural power, get it done attitude, and eye-pleasing looks, he is fervently revered worldwide as a superstar detective. However, when his punches meet with suspects before words, he can be a bit of a headache to his comrades. Starting from the age of twenty, Han Sun Mi is the youngest to have passed the bar exam, obtain a doctorate in criminal psychology, and become a senior superintendent in the police force. Having solved five cold cases that even a detective with supernatural powers couldn’t do, she is a genius profiler. She has a secret that drives her to do what she does. These two highly-skilled professionals meet their match—a serial killer with abilities that transcend theirs combined. It’s going to be a fight worth watching. I would recommend this as it was just so so good.
All Out of Love is a Chinese drama about the complicated relationship between three people; Liang Sheng, Jiang Sheng and Cheng Tianyou. Liang Sheng and Jiang Sheng grew up together as siblings and are very close. Although not related by blood. Nonetheless, they always stick together and support each other in their difficult life circumstances. They finally both manage to get into their dream university, but after an accident, Liang Sheng left. Jiang Sheng became devastated and kept waiting for him. Helping her by her side is Cheng Tianyou who falls deeply in love with this ordinary but remarkable girl Jiang Shen. This was seventy episodes long, I can not believe that I got through this.
Working as a director at the leading internet portal company, Bae Ta Mi gets ousted for sticking on her upright principles. She moves to the competitor business and builds connection to Cha Hyeon, a dynamically creative member of the new team she will spearhead. With the goal of defeating her former company, she has to confront the lost friendship she once shared with Song Ga Kyung. As these women battle out with their wits and skills, they also discover love should never be an issue while they strive for the best in their career. This I really enjoyed. This was made by the same production company that made my favourites of Descendants Of The Sun and Goblin.
A Piece Of Your Mind, I waited for the complete series to be ready to watch, this has one of my favourite actors; Jung Hae In. An innovator in the world of artificial intelligence programming, Moon Ha Won has made quite a name for himself in the AI industry. The founder and brain behind the popular portal site, M&H, Ha Won is a man everyone knows. A man devoted to his work, everyone knows he doesn’t take what he does lightly and expects his employees to follow suit, but he’s also known as a kindhearted, rational thinker, who never gets angry and never loses his cool. An ideal man, with a soft heart, Ha Won believes that when it comes to love, having even a small fraction of his love’s heart is enough to sustain him. But that theory is put to the test when Han Seo Woo wanders into his world.
A classical music recording engineer, Seo Woo hasn’t had the easiest life. With no family to support her, and no place to call home, Seo Woo has spent the majority of her life wandering and alone. Despite her difficulties, Seo Woo has managed to keep an open and optimistic mindset, believing that all things happen for a reason. Wandering down the path life has laid before her, Seo Woo soon finds herself crossing paths with Ha Won. As the two begin a journey together, they come to find that sometimes two different halves really can make a whole.
When My Love Blooms, I watched every weekend and just really enjoyed this. Twenty years ago, Yoon Ji Soo fell in love with a man who made her heart sing. As a freshman in the college of music, Ji Soo didn’t expect to catch the eye of Han Jae Hyun, a popular, headstrong law school student, but she did. Falling for him as quickly as he fell for her, the two experienced one of the most beautiful moments any two people can experience together: their first love. But like so many first loves, theirs wouldn’t last forever.
Now in her forties, Ji Soo is a single mother, working a contract job in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Jae Hyun, on the other hand, is a successful, ambitious businessman who has pursued wealth and honor, above all else. Far different than the man he once was, Jae Hyun is hardly recognizable as the headstrong kid he used to be. But when fate brings Ji Soo back into his life, she recognizes him almost immediately. Suddenly back in each other’s lives, Ji Soo and Jae Hyun have been granted a rare opportunity to start over. But can two people really separated by so many years and experiences, really reignite a flame that flickered out so many years ago?
Oh my baby made me laugh so much. Aged 39, Jang Ha Ri is the ultimate workaholic. She hasn’t even had a boyfriend in the past decade, long ago decided to forget about looking for love, and instead has thrown her energy into her career. However, as she works as a senior reporter for a parenting magazine named “The Baby,” she is constantly reminded of the one thing she wants most in life – to have a baby of her own. She decides to cut to the chase and try for a baby but wants to skip one key stage – and resolves not to marry. But as she turns her mind to single parenthood, she suddenly realizes that she is surrounded by admirers: freelance photographer Han Yi Sang, super-smart pediatrician Yoon Jae Young, and the office newbie, the doting Choi Kang Eu Ddeum. Could any of these three love candidates help Jang Ha Ri in her quest to become a mother? And could her quest inadvertently send her on the path to true love?
About Time was nothing special. Choi Michaela is a musical actress. She has a special ability to see the lifespan clocks of other people. She meets a man who can stop her time and he falls in love with her. I was a little bored watching this.
I found this Turkish series, Magnificent Century Kosem. In 1603, Prince Ahmed became the youngest sultan until then in the history of the Ottoman Empire. He falls in love with Anastasia, a young woman who knows only by a portrait that has been given to him. Meanwhile to obtain the favor of her grandson, Sultana Safiye (grandmother) orders to capture the muse of the painting and orders to bring her to the harem of the new sultan. It is at this moment that Nasya (Anastasia) captivate the Sultan even more with her innocence, and after having lived a life full of dangers, assassinations and intrigues, happens to become the first woman in all Ottoman history carrying the title of Empire’s official regent.
21 Bridges stars Chadwick Boseman as an NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous 21 bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers. I really enjoyed this.
Bosch season six was next which followed the books The Overlook and Dark Sacred Night from the book series. I forgot this came out in April. So watched all over a weekend.
New Amsterdam season 2 I also saw. After becoming the medical director of one of the United States’s oldest public hospitals, Dr Max Godwin sets out to reform the institution’s neglected and outdated facilities to treat the patients.
I watched so many good things this quarter. Not much else to do when we are in a worldwide pandemic. I decided not to renew my Amazon prime so will not be watching anything on there again. Unless there is special deal on a prime day. Still have Netflix, and Viki and also Disney Plus to be watched soon.