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Monday, November 15, 2010

EAST OF EDEN: BRAVO

NOW, I'M DONE WATCHING THE ENTIRE SERIES. I FINISHED DISC TWO AT 2:12AM.
LAST FRIDAY, I ALMOST WATCHED THE FINALE OF EAST OF EDEN, BUT I CHOSE TO WATCH JUST 8 EPISODES AND CHOSE TO SLEEP  SO I CAN WATCH THE LAST THREE EPISODES OF THAT KOREAN SERIES WITH A GOOD MENTAL CONDITION (NAKS). I GOT SO DIZZY KASE WHEN EPISODE 54 STARTED SO I DECIDED TO DOZE OFF.

OH, I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT THE TRANSLATION OF THE SECOND DISC IS POOR. BUT IT'S NOT. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE CAPTIONS OF THE LAST 6 EPISODES. THE SECOND DISC SHOWS SOME MORE EAST OF EDEN'S HIGHLIGHTS. HOW THE SWITCHING OF THE TWO BABIES BROUGHT SO MUCH PAIN AMONG AND BADLY AFFECT THE LIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TWO FAMILIES.

IT'S IN THE SECOND DISC WHERE SOME UNWISE ACTS OF SOME OF THE CHARACTERS WERE REVEALED. YOU'LL GET ANNOYED BY HOW THE CHARACTERS FAIL TO RESPOND SOONER SO AS TO EXPLAIN THEIR SIDE, SO THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED GETTING INTO TROUBLE. PARANG ILANG EKSENA SA MGA TV SERIES NG PINOY. BUT OF COURSE, THE STORY WOULD HAVE NOT ENDED THAT WAY IF THEY ACTED WISELY ü EH SA 'YUN ANG NAKASAAD SA ISKRIP EH.

I WOULD AGAIN SAY THAT THE MAIN CONFLICT OF THE STORY WAS GIVEN EMPHASIS. THE SENTIMENTS OF EACH CHARACTER REMAINED CONSISTENT TIL THE FINAL EPISODE.

FLESH AND BLOOD RELATIONSHIP, LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY, MAKING A FIRM STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, JUSTICE SYSTEM OF KOREA DURING THE 90s, VENGEANCE CAUSED BY LONG TIME ANGER WERE ALL PRESENTED CLEARLY.
DIRTY MONEY AND DRUGS ALSO PROVED SIGNIFICANT SINCE IT WAS SHOWN THERE HOW BRIBERY STARTED AND HOW DRUG SYNDICATE PENETRATES INTO THE COMMUNITY.

THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT GUK DAE HWA WAS DRAMATIC AND PLEASING.
MIN HYE RIN LEFT TO STUDY SOMEWHERE, AND YOU WONT SEE HER IN THE LAST 5 EPISODES, I GUESS. BY THE WAY, SHE IS THAT KOREAN ACTRESS WHO MIMICKED THE ASIAN WAY OF PRONOUNCING ENGLISH. I HEARD HER EXPLANATION AND SHE GOT ME ON HER SIDE. YEAH RIGHT.
THE DEATH OF SHIN TAE HWAN, THE VILLAIN, WITH REBECCA (NURSE YOO MI AE, WHO SWITCHED THE BABIES) WAS ENOUGH ALSO.
KUDOS TO THE ACTRESS WHO EXCELLENTLY PLAYED THE ROLE OF LEE DONG CHUL'S MOTHER. A GOOD THING IN HER CHARACTER IS THAT SHE SOON REQUESTED THAT HER SONS FORGIVE THE ONE WHO CAUSED THEIR FATHER'S UNEXPECTED DEATH.


THERE WERE TIMES I GOT SO MAD BECAUSE LEE DONG CHUL SHOULD HAVE JUST KILLED SHIN TAE HWAN  AND THE OTHER ENEMIES BUT HE ALWAYS FORGIVES THEM, BECAUSE HIS FATHER TOLD HIM THAT A REAL BRAVE MAN CAN CARRY THE TAE BAEK MOUNTAIN AND FORGIVE HIS ENEMIES. BADTRIP YUN. HE WOULDN'T HAVE DIED. THE MAN WHO GUNNED HIM DOWN WAS AN ENEMY WHO BETRAYED HIM FOR THE THIRD TIME.

SOME OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT THE DEATH SCENE OF LEE DONG CHUL ISN'T MOVING ENOUGH TO EQUAL THE TEARS WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE SHED IN OTHER PREVIOUS TEARJERKING SCENES (THAT'S IF YOU'RE TOO SENSITIVE, THAT SAD TV SHOWS CAN EASILY TURN YOU INTO A BALAT-SIBUYAS, SOAP-SUCKERS).

HOW ABOUT THE ENDING. YEAH IT HAS AN ORDINARY ENDING. THE LEAD CHARACTER DIED AND THE TWO FAMILIES WERE UNITED. ALTHOUGH I WOULD BE MORE SATISFIED TO SEE DONG CHUL MAKE THE HAND GESTURE HIS FATHER TAUGHT HIM. IT WAS A HAND GESTURE THAT MEANS "I LOVE YOU LARGER THAN THE WORLD". THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.

I SALUTE  THE FOLLOWING ACTORS FOR GIVING OUT THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE SERIES: SONG SEUNG HUN, YUNG JUN HOON, LEE MI-SOOK, LEE YEON HEE, HAN JI HYE, JO MIN KI, AND THE YOUNG STARS WHO PLAYED YOUNG VERSIONS OF THE BROTHERS.

WHY DO I BOTHER TO DO THIS. BECAUSE EAST OF EDEN KOREAN DRAMA IS A MASTERPIECE.
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Top Excellence Award (Lee Mi-sook)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Excellence Award (Jo Min Ki)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Excellence Award (Han Ji Hye)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Newcomer Award (Park Hae Jin)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Newcomer Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Park Geun Hyung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Yoo Dong Geun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Shin Eun Jung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: PD Award (Yun Jung Hoon)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Special Child Actor Award (Park Gun Tae, Shin Dong Woo, & Nam Ji Hyun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Song Seung Hun & Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actor Award (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actress Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year Award (Na Yun Sook)
     REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_Eden_%28TV_series%29

TOMORROW, I WILL RETURN THE THE DVDs WHICH I JUST BORROWED FROM A FRIEND. I THOUGHT OF LENDING IT TO A FRIEND, BUT SHE WILL BE TOO BUSY THIS SEMESTER AND I DONT WANT HER TO GIVE TIME TO IT, JUST BECAUSE I BRAGGED ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE PLOT IS. MAKAKA-ABALA LAMANG, MAH MEN. I CAN BORROW THE DVDs AGAIN IF YOU WOULD INSIST ON SEEING THE SERIES.

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