Oh dear. Nah, they can't be this silly. I mean, every promo so far points to a relatively light series. Plus, people get a cutie and a kitty. You know they'll be expecting happy cute times, for the most part. I'm sure the creators are smart enough to know. And if not, there will be chocolate nearby. XD
I do not have an answer, but I would also like to know. This has been happening for a few days now. I have to sign back in every time, even though I click the 'Remember Me' option and keep cookies from Soompi in my allowed list.
I caught that too and it is also in some of the sites I found. I wonder if they have actual info on that or if they just say it because we are used to shows with multiple seasons. The reporters could very well think of series as, well, series. Most works don't have one season alone in other countries' popular television. So I would not read too much into that until there are official news from the Korean side. I mean, each of these places is not all-knowing. For example, most of these sites do not mention the filming in Lemnos. Actually, I don't remember any place but Lemnos' channels mentioning it aside from culture site Kulturosupa. So they barely have information about the production's full plans within Greece, I doubt they received such important information as the season number from the production, let alone the permission to say it on live tv. Thanks for posting, @rubylia.
Hello, συμπατριώτισσα. After seeing this news and doing research on the places, I want to visit Zakynthos and Arachova too. Ahaha. My family is from Lemnos and I lived there for quite some time, so that place I know well. You're going to see some pretty locations from there. I hope the production can give fans a bit more of a break and release more goodies soon.
Oh, came over to post, but you beat me to it. Thanks, @azuvilla2006! Could you also add a link to the original HanCinema article? It's part of our sharing policy. Thanks! I'll be keeping an eye out for more news. Though the production is very dedicated to maintaining the thrill of the unknown. Understandable, this is a huge project after all.
Thank you for elaborating. I actually took script-writing and film analysis at university, but the very reason I did not focus on the correctness of it from a writing point of view within the show is because I have also not watched it and can therefore not comment on it from a more informed standpoint. Which is why I am surprised my post was perceived as script-writing themed.
And yes, sensitive topics generate strong opinions and emotions. I do not appreciate those very important to me things becoming the subject of a stranger's attempt to fortify their argument by belittling the person, which is what I saw your comment as. Thank you for clearing that misunderstanding.
As for violence against women as a plot device, English is not my first language and I have mostly seen it mentioned as a 'trope'. As you say, this plot device is very common. I do not believe it is inherently sexist, as rape does happen and there is a difference between sensitive portrayal, problematic portrayal and even condoning. Rape is very common now and was then and there. Aside from the presentation, the reasons for its existence in a work are, I believe, important.
I find it problematic, not because it happens, but because it is often dismissive of the female character's experience and pain in favor of the male's. Perhaps the writing in this specific work will use it wisely, as part in a set of experiences which will also shape the woman's character.
We cannot take one representative's word as a confirmation for future plans. However, I found his complete omission of the female character and actress a problematic and unwise response, which to me sounded like what I mentioned in my first comment. I sincerely hope this does not reflect the views or plans of the creators, given the talented people working here and potential the drama has.
Thank you for the conversation and respectful disagreement.
I have taken script-writing as part of my studies, thank you. A trope being used a lot or being written to make sense within the context of the story does not automatically make it ethically sound.
Also note that I am speaking about how this trope is usually done and how condescending the representative's reason for it provided in this article sounds. Whether the scene is done carefully or not, whether it will matter further down the road or not.
Violence against women-as-objects used as a mere device for elevating the male character's complexity and even appeal is a common trope in fiction, which I happen to find problematic. And I believe a representative painting their use of rape in such a way was not a smart move.
If you do not consider the trope sexist, then that's a basic difference of opinion, of course.
Ah the good ol' torture of women's characters to fuel the male's brooding. Because no one suffers from rape more than the rape victim's boyfriend and his offended manhood over not keeping his prized possession untainted. Whoever thought this statement was making things better could use a bit of education on gendered tropes.
Thanks for sharing, @irilight SM is my only big worry. Everything else looks good and even if the premise is too vague, it can be entertaining with minimal story and more suspense-driven plot. As long as they're not hiding some love focus in there and trying to lure people in with disaster drama only to turn it into a "young pretty people" pushing romance.
I mean, they do have a romantic teaser, but I hope that business will be kept to a reasonable adrenaline-fueled attraction minimum, given there are bigger things going on.
Let's see how this does. I hope it does well, if only to help the pre-production system gain some more fans. Go, D-Day!
You bet I will. Sounds just like the kind of show I'm fit for. Plus, without major "oppas" in it, it might not get much exposure. I do worry a bit about redoing the same plot of a very successful, quality film, but the 'Frequency'-like twist sounds promising. But with this PD and writer and the fact that this will be on cable, I wouldn't skip it for anything. You can't drag me away from it. Ahaha.
Seems like someone who knows some marketing finally stepped up. Donating the profits this way is a smart call. Educating their staff on social responsibility and handling such messes would be a good idea too, given it took them so long to address the complaints in a non-dismissive manner.