Okay, just to get things rolling, our Mr. Choi is actually suffering from “Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease,” which has been aggravated further by all the head injuries he’s sustained through the years as a borderline-nutcase cop. And he’s going downhill fast.
Yet, his friends and coworkers haven’t seemed to notice the Alzheimer’s disease developing in Mr. Choi, since he’s always been a little nutty. Everyone thinks he’s just acting a bit nuttier than usual lately.
Folks on the California board are saying that “Invisible Mr. Choi” is kind of like “My Rosy Life” with a lead male character. There seems to be some truth to that, but personally, I think that’s way too generous. “My Rosy Life,” to my mind, was perhaps the K-drama of the year. “Invisible Mr. Choi,” at least so far (I’m up to episode #13) has left me completely underwhelmed. Furthermore, some Cali members (whom I greatly respect) are even saying that Yoo Oh-sung’s performance as Choi Jang-soo far overshadows Choi Jin-shil’s portrayal of the doomed “Soonie” in “My Rosy Life.”
That’s one opinion that I absolutely can not fathom.
But, it sometimes seems like I’m the only one suffering from such negativity about this show. Overwhelming, it’s getting positive reviews from others. So by all means keep watching, and don’t worry too much about what I have to say about it!
I do remember how much I hated The Love to Kill... and then did a complete turnaround. Based on your explanation Mikey perhaps that will happen here as well.
I should emphasize that episode #1 is not characteristic of the drama series as a whole. So, if you didn’t like episode #1 (and I didn’t) keep watching anyway. This series soon adopts a kind of “My Rosy Life” storyline as it moves down the line, but as I mentioned, I don’t think it’s quite made the grade so far.
Also, mikey messed up. I mentioned above that the California board was comparing the Jang-soo character to Soonie in “My Rosy Life.” My bad, they were comparing his wife So-young to Soonie - in terms of acting performances, not exact character roles. I agree that the actress playing So-young (Chae Si-ra) is quite capable, but so far she still hasn’t impressed me the way Choi Jin-shil did in “My Rosy Life.”
But opinions, you know, are a dime a dozen.
The little twit that was arrested for shoplifting...
Little twit?? Yeah, I guess that’s an accurate description, but she’s been developing into a pretty interesting character. And, for some crazy reason I can’t seem to explain, she really comes off as an Uber-hot Babe to Yours Truly. Not sure why, since she’s hardly a classic beauty (best I can say is that she’s, well, unorthodox looking). But I seem to have problems keeping my eyes off of her whenever she’s on the screen. ;D
Post by HappyCamper on Oct 29, 2006 12:12:06 GMT -5
We can forgive you, Mikey, since you always provide us with good spoilers and wonderful insights about the various dramas. I'm going to continue watching this one based on your comments here (about the drama's direction, not about the little twit's apparent hotness ). I don't find anything attractive about her personally but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. At least I don't hate her or anything.