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[Drama 2018] Life 라이프

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32 minutes ago, jongski said:

What's wrong with dramaland? Disappointed that no one's subbing this. Why????  I'm  about to watch raw. I'll try and do recap just main points from whatever I can understand based from their actions.

Noone? Nooo ((( 

 

하동균 - Home 라이프 OST Part 1 / Life OST Part 1

 

 

Preview ep2

 

 

Lee Dong Wook Says He Likes Doing Romances, Explains Why He Chose “Life”

 
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July 23, at the press conference for JTBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “Life,” Lee Dong Wooktalked about why he chose the drama for his small screen comeback.

When asked if he chose ‘Life’ because he wanted to change the romantic image that fans have of him, Lee Dong Wook said, “I’m not sure if they want me to do romance, but wanting to break that image isn’t why I chose this drama.”

In fact, Lee Dong Wook likes acting in romances, but he wanted something different from his most recent drama, “Goblin.” He said, “For my previous work, ‘Goblin,’ there was passionate love and a lot of fantastical elements. I was looking for something completely different, so I chose ‘Life.’”

 

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So I'm going to post this here first  so we'll know  who's who.

Cho Seung Woo - Goo Seung Ho, SKU hospital President

Lee Dong Woo - Ye Jin Woo,

Won Jin Ah - Lee No Eul

 

I'm done with raw.  Unfortunately I did not understand a single thing even with all the scenes. I usually with get the main gist for raws I'm watching but for this, I'm lost in confusion.  So here just some main points for me.

 

Because it's the first thing I noticed. I don't like the BGM in scenes. Feels like scary horror thing.  LDW character lives with a.. (I don't know if he also works for the hospital) paraplegic?? Well not really. I don't know what's wrong with both legs. But the guy  has difficulty has 2 wheel chair  has to force his upper body to exert like changing pants. And there's something wrong with the directors  at the hospital. LDW character investigating. The only thing   that I feel that some doctors do at the hospital is probably  get body parts?

 

I'm glad to see WJA in her second drama. She's got that deep voice again.   CSW was barely in this premiere he was shown coming out of the car briefly and then then the end scenes. That's it. Was supposed to be dramatic entrance  it was even slow mo. Oh well.  I usually can tell if I like the drama  30 minutes into watching it. For this 1: 06.45 premiere,  I got bored. I was anticipating this but what's the word I'm looking for... is it underwhelmed? I hope Ep 2 will be a better one.  Perhaps I just didn't understand hence my feeling after watching raw.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, jongski said:

What's wrong with dramaland? Disappointed that no one's subbing this. Why????  I'm  about to watch raw. I'll try and do recap just main points from whatever I can understand based from their actions.

If I remember correctly, Netflix has the subbing rights. They usually release episodes a few days after it shows in SK. Others like Viki or Kocowa won’t Sub 

Ratings is good for cable & premier episode 4.3% 

 

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[Life News] First broadcast. 
According to a Nielsen Korea survey on July 24, the JTBC monthly drama 'Life',

which was broadcast the previous day, recorded 4.3% of ratings of nationwide pay TV ratings
However, it is the highest audience rating in JTBC drama history. The existing record is 4.1%. 
CONGRATULATIONS to the whole LIFE team.

 

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On 7/22/2018 at 9:59 AM, marykarmelina said:

Hello everyone!

I'm afraid Viki will not get LIFE licensed at all :tears: Since it's a JTBC drama....

Does anyone know if it's licensed somewhere else?

Hope we can watch it anywhere with Eng subs

See you around


@marykarmelina, hi    is there really no chance that Viki will bring us this drama?  I was shocked that there was never a fan channel set up, and also in the poll on Soompi "Life" got placement #3, with over 12% wanting it, and yet it was never set up even as a fan channel. God knows I have sent so many license requests for this drama....

Also, why was "Just Between Lovers" such an exception; or rather - why does Viki not like to license JTBC drama?

@larus, thank you for starting this thread, and for all contributions here.

Waving to other familiar friends here, @jongski, @plappi, @alekaonu, @evie7, @40somethingahjumma,

Sorry.. I am not much on Soompi these days.... But I was hoping to find more information here about this drama.  I am beyond shocked it was not licensed.

Maybe if all of us "liked" the new Soompi article, and comment on it, requesting that Viki license it? Maybe that will help?

https://www.soompi.com/2018/07/23/life-sets-jtbc-drama-record-premiere-episode-ratings/

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If Netflix bought the sole subbing rights the others can’t . This team is the same as  Stranger /FoS ,  which Netflix also bought the subbing rights for & that of course became a commercial success for Netflix .  But Stranger was pre-produced so  it was possible for Netflix Asia to release subs immediately ( an hour later) after the episodes premiered in SK. This drama is not pre-produced , so we will have to wait patiently for a few days. 

By the way not all Jtbc dramas are automatically bought by Netflix, it depends on who the cast / Director / writer is . Netflix will usually go for the ones with big names , A list cast or crew ( Writers/producers ) . They pay the production houses a lot for sole rights , so it’s natural that the production companies & network will sell subbing rights to the highest bidder . 

If you are interested to read on the business side of things 

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/01/09/netflix-bets-on-korean-drama-for-expansion.html

Also growing SK funds are being invested into Netflix, so expect more productions in the future  be subbed solely by Netflix 

https://www.barrons.com/amp/articles/korean-drama-country-buys-30-million-more-in-netflix-stock-1526040000

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Does anyone know where I can watch this drama legally in HD? Viki and dramafever doesn’t seem to be showing this! 

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5 hours ago, triplem said:

If Netflix bought the sole subbing rights the others can’t . This team is the same as  Stranger /FoS ,  which Netflix also bought the subbing rights for & that of course became a commercial success for Netflix .  But Stranger was pre-produced so  it was possible for Netflix Asia to release subs immediately ( an hour later) after the episodes premiered in SK. This drama is not pre-produced , so we will have to wait patiently for a few days. 

Thank you for the explanation! Ah well... As long as it's going to be subbed at all, I guess we can wait. Since there's no other option but waiting anyway -_-

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@irilight

Hi Dear :)

I'm afraid it has to do with JTBC. :(

I think they have a contract agreement with DF and NF. Hope it's only for this year :tears:

Sigh...  Viki couldn't even create a channel...

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14 minutes ago, marykarmelina said:

@irilight

Hi Dear :)

I'm afraid it has to do with JTBC. :(

I think they have a contract agreement with DF and NF. Hope it's only for this year :tears:

Sigh...  Viki couldn't even create a channel...


Thank you @marykarmelina... How sad....    I would have thought with such a contract - maybe DF and NF will have priority, but Viki will have the option if the the others do not pick it up. That would have been a "Win-Win" for everybody.... JTBC, Viki, and us...

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9 hours ago, triplem said:

By the way not all Jtbc dramas are automatically bought by Netflix, it depends on who the cast / Director / writer is . Netflix will usually go for the ones with big names , A list cast or crew ( Writers/producers ) .

 Ugh so it's like that, huh. I. Now that suxx big time. Of course from the business perspective, that's how things are done.  One has to have big star, big director,  well know writer. If a drama is small time, with lesser known stars and stellar writer and director.. forget about being subbed.  Popularity still is the name of the game. And I thought it only happens during awards ceremony, popularity over acting skills always wins. It's frustrating as I watch a lot of dramas.  Just going to wait. My bitter post about subbing. Thanks for indulging.  Because this drama is not sub. I'm annoyed. :( pardon the OT. 

 

It's a medical drama and for that genre.. gotta have subtitles otherwise,  viewers like me will be clueless. I was excited when I first saw this thread but... this drama had a premiere and nothing. No discussion of story and scenes and all that :(

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Ratings rose further . ( Keep your fingers crossed that it will appear on Netflix soon . The subbing team at NF is apparently not that big from what I read from another thread . ) 

 

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Thanks @triplem for letting us know.  Netflix is prolly busy with Mr Sunshine subs. It’s doing something different airing the subbed episode 1 hr after live airing almost worldwide.  For a preproduced drama, only 14 out of 24 are queue for release on the list.  The drama is doing well ratings wise so maybe a lot of efforts go into subbing it first.  Hopefully, they will start switching over to Life soon.  Otherwise, we may have to wait till all episodes for Mr Sunshine are subbed before Life will get its turn.

 

All hopes are pinning on Netflix picking up the drama.   We are positive that it bought the airing right yeah?

 

Good numbers on the ratings.  I watched the first 5 min of E1 before stopping to avoid spoilers.  Very nice and real depiction of the ER.  Not sure how the paramedics in SK operate their ambulances.  The only time the US paramedics turn off the ambulance lights and siren is when the sounds interfere with resuscitative efforts.  I think it’s pretty dramatic for a trauma ER doc waiting to receive pt to see the ambulance shuts off its siren/lights on approach.  All signs point toward a failed effort and DOA pt.  In real life, paramedics will continue their efforts until the pt is transferred into ER care.  They cannot stop and cannot pronounce. 

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New star-studded TV series to expose capitalist logic weighing on medical industry

2018/07/23 17:50;  Yonhap

 

SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- A new TV series starring two heartthrobs will kick off its eight-week run on Monday to expose the reality of the medical service sector coming being driven by the capitalist logic of profit making.

The investigative drama "Life" starts with the arrival of Koo Seung-hyo, played by Cho Seung-woo, as the new head of a top-level university hospital.

 

As a loyal employee and young executive at the business conglomerate Hwajeong, which took over the loss-making hospital, Seung-hyo seeks to reform the institution and clashes with the director of the hospital's emergency medical center, Ye Jin-woo, played by Lee Dong-wook.

 

Jin-woo, a faithful doctor who puts the value of human life above anything else, fights Seung-hyo's business-minded management style quietly but consistently.

 

"Jin-woo is a common doctor who strives to achieve the ultimate goal of saving people's lives. A series of episodes he sees happening around him bring in a change in Jin-woo's mind and make him decide to act to save the hospital," Lee said in a press conference promoting the TV series from cable channel JTBC.

 

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Actor Lee Dong-wook, who plays the role of Ye Jin-woo in the new TV series "Life," poses for photos during a press conference in southern Seoul on July 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

 

Cho said that his character started off as a villain who kowtows to the powerful and tramples on the weak. "But he comes away with something he learns from the hospital, learns his lesson and sees a change taking place inside him."

   He continued, "He's not a entirely evil person. (At the end) he does everything he can do in his power to save the hospital and his business group at the same time."

   Moon So-ri, who plays the hot-tempered director of the hospital's neurosurgery center, Oh Se-hwa, said that the message from the series may be applicable to not only the medical service sector but the education field or other areas where capitalist logic clashes with traditional values.

 

"It is a work that raises the question of how we can raise our immunity (to capitalist logic) and what values we have to hold onto," Moon said.

 

The scenario was written by Lee Soo-yeon, whose 2017 TV series with tvN, "Stranger," drew solid critical acclaim and won her the best TV scenario award for the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards.

 

It's Cho's second collaboration with the star scenario writer, having starred in "Stranger." Two more actors, including Yoo Jae-myung, appear in the new TV series, having previously worked on the 2017 series.

 

"At first, I felt burdened by working once more with writer Lee Soo-yeon. Her work is something that gives me a headache to interpret and act on. I was anxious, asking myself if I could make it," Cho said, adding that he made the right choice in the end.

 

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Cho Seung-woo, who plays the role of Koo Seung-hyo in the new TV series "Life," poses for photos during a press conference in southern Seoul on July 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

 

For Lee, it was out of his wish to shatter the image of a sad lover that he established in the sensationally successful tvN fantasy series "Guardian: The Lonely and Great God," which ran from late 2016 to early 2017.

"I chose this work as I was looking for a role that was opposite to (what I did then) and that could change my image entirely," Lee said.

 

"Having played a messenger from the underworld in the fantasy, I was attracted to this very realistic story," he said.

 

Producer Hong Jong-chan hinted at a turning of the tide in the story and the opposing characters of the two main male actors: "Seung-hyo harbors innocence behind his hard-headed image, while Jin-woo seems to be sharpening a sword (for revenge) deep inside him that his more terrifying than that of Seung-hyo."

   Starting Monday, the 16 episode-series with will be broadcast every Monday and Tuesday. Currently, the actors and actresses are filming the 13th and 14th episodes, according to the channel.

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The cast of the new JTBC TV series "Life" pose for photos during a press conference in southern Seoul on July 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

 

 

 

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‘Antigen-antibody reaction’ between Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo

By Im Eun-byel, Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 23, 2018 - 17:40
  • Updated : Jul 23, 2018 - 17:40

 

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The phrase describes actors Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo’s relationship in the upcoming JTBC medical drama series “Life.”

Lee plays a passionate emergency room doctor, while Cho takes on the role of a coldhearted president of the hospital. Having different goals and interests, the two confront each other. 

 

 

Producer Hong Jong-chan described the two actors’ relationship as an antigen-antibody reaction that may make one sick at first, but strengthens the immunity. 

“Cho, a newcomer to the hospital group, can find problems that the hospital people do not realize. It may come as a shock at first, but through the struggles, the hospital can become better and stronger,” Hong said at a press conference Monday in southern Seoul.

“It’s not so much about the good and the evil. Lee’s character is sometimes colder than that of Cho. Cho’s character is sometimes more understanding than that of Lee. It’s the system we’d like to talk about,” he said. 

This is Lee’s first role since his previous work, the tvN hit series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” in which he played a humorous and sweet grim reaper. 

“The grim reaper takes dead people, but this time I am saving the lives of people who are on the verge of death,” Lee said. “The previous work was fantasy, but this time it is very realistic. I was attracted by the differences.”

The medical drama touts itself as different from other works of the genre, as its plot centers on a power struggle in a university hospital, rather than operations and medical treatments. 

 

It is Cho’s second time working with scriptwriter Lee Soo-yeon after the tvN mystery-thriller drama “Stranger” last year. The drama, praised for its tight and gripping plot, won the grand prize at the Baeksang Arts Awards earlier this year. Cho received the grand prize for his acting as well. 

“It’s always about the roots,” he said, explaining the similarity in the two productions. “The scriptwriter, in the end, always talks about the essence, the systemic and structural problems.” 

The first episode of the 16-part series airs Monday at 11 p.m

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

 

 

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I'm really excited for this drama, i want to watch it so bad but i also remember how hard it was to wait for the next episode of Secret Forest last summer, i almost went crazy with anticipation the last episodes haha....Maybe it's good that i can watch it in one go later...I'm happy to see that many actors returned to this one. This writer is a gem, I don't particularly like law or hospital  dramas, i always avoid those, but Secret Forest was truly well made, i wasn't bored one second. I have no doubt that Life will be intriguing too :) 

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