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  1. "Sometimes we laugh and easily cry"

    "Alright..it's the..it's the end"

    "Is this really true?" (x3)


    It's already past 5 a.m. I will share my review on the finale and overall drama later after I have been deeply analyzing and organizing my thoughts.

    However, I am impressed with the final scene that shows the briefing about academic coaching and Kim Joo Young (the real one or metaphorical figure). The world still runs like usual. The main family in the drama may change, but it does not mean everything has changed. We should not expect changes occur drastically just because of a drama, book or figure. What matters is our beliefs and manifestation in our social circle. Changes begin with ourselves, then our family and friends. We have to keep our idealism for bigger picture of change in society, but at the same time being realistic in order to survive in this challenging world.

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  2. 12 hours ago, AnhH said:

    wonder what coach Kim wanted to say to Yeseo’s mother and is Hye-Na really Soo Jin’s daughter.


    It was revealed during Happy Together "Children of Castle special" broadcast yesterday about this.


    Kim Bo-Ra accidentally said that Hye-na is not Kwak Mi Hyang's daughter, after being asked by the hosts. Jun Hyun Moo asked, "Is it really not the case?" and she replied, "Yes. Can I say this?".


    She comments that although she knew it is not the case, she said that she thinks that the theory actually seems plausible. 


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  3. The most touching scene in this episode for me is Woo-Joo's outburst when Seo Jin and Joon Sang came to apologize. His dad wisely advises him to just do whatever feels right for him and do what his heart tells him.


    I am quite surprised when Joo Young asked Seo Jin at the end whether she is sure that she will not regret it, then asking "do you think you had nothing to do with her death?". What a final cliffhanger and preview/epilogue, then we will have to wait for about a week before final episode.


    We have been shown that it is extremely difficult for people to change. We can reflect it to ourselves for other traits and characters. Some of us may hope that Prof. Cha will change and re-unite with his family. Personally, whether it is going to happen or not, it is more important for us to learn about it. Hopefully the finale will be strong to convey its messages and leave deep and long-lasting impression to the viewers.


    "We are happy living without you"

    "You're the most pitiful of us all. You're an utter failure. You're rock bottom. zero marks"

    "Why is that a must? Why should I think like you?"

    "If you wanted it that much. you should've gone to med school"

    p/s: Since Korean team has lost to Qatar in quarter-final match, then final episode may be broadcast on Friday. Edit: Epilogue/preview on JTBC's youtube page stated that it will air on Friday, Feb 1.
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  4. Final episode of “SKY Castle” to be broadcast next week due to AFC Asian Cup match


    Changes have been announced in the broadcasting schedule for the final two episodes of “SKY Castle.”


    Previously, episode 19 was scheduled to air on January 25, and the finale was scheduled to air on January 26.


    However, changes have been made due to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which JTBC has exclusive coverage rights for in Korea.


    On January 22, Korea won 2:1 in the round of 16 against Bahrain. As a result, the team will be advancing to the quarterfinals, and the next match against Qatar will be on January 25 at 10 p.m. KST.


    As “SKY Castle” begins at 11 p.m. KST, it will be unable to air on January 25. Episode 19 will now air on January 26.


    The air date of the finale will be on February 1 or 2, depending on the Korean team’s performance in the upcoming rounds. If the Korean team advances to the final scheduled on Feb 1, "SKY Castle” finale will be broadcast on February 2.


    Source: Soompi

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  5. "Until when you will be obsessed with what people think of you?" is the highlight of episode 18 for me.


    I think Joon Sang made the best choice to resign and advise Seo Jin to make a choice whether to reveal the truth and keep their pride or keep being greedy instead of revealing it himself.


    It is annoying when Prof Cha demands Seung Hye to write 10 A4 pages apology letter with font 11, but she is wise to take it as her regret to think that broken people can be fixed and changed.


    Joon Sang's mom and him are the only ones who are blind and crazy about position and status, but the former show her realization of what her son want when he said "Can I just be your son?" while the latter first reaction to the his wife's letter is "Mid-term exams is just around the corner, so they can't waste time even for a second".


    As much as I dislike Seo Jin, I can see her inner conflicts, and hence she realizes about his husband's advice that Ye Suh and her life are different. Do Ye Suh actually really want to get enrolled into SNU herself or she is no different from her dad's conditioning? Do Seo Jin want her daughter to be admitted really because of Ye Suh's future or is it because of her greedy? Even if it is latter, she was groomed to become like that by Joon Sang and his mom, like what he said that they both have been living wrongly.


    That's why this is the cliffhanger as she is handed with the mid-term exams paper, what is her choice? Will she choose to stop and cure this long-lasting cycle of disease in society from her family or to justify her situation as a victim and don't think it is something worth to do? After all, she comes from so-called "low class" people, hence her choice is major arc of the story. 


    Argh, counting days before next episode come. Also, it will be final week already!

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  6. Started watching this two days ago and already caught up to episode 17. Really good one to replace Children of Nobody. The good thing with this drama is the comedic relief of Prof Cha and Dr. Woo's family, hence it is not too dark and depressing.

    3 hours ago, effy1994 said:

    The father chocking Coach Kim was great, but he still is an awful human being regardless. 

    It is matter of who is lesser evil and those who admit and repent for their mistakes. His conversation with his mom in the hotel cafe shows that how he has been living.

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  7. 9 minutes ago, namjiho said:

    @Ahmad Kamil thank you chinggu for the info.. :) But how does it work? Do we need to register and create account to watch the shows there? I opened the link and can't find previous episodes of Devilish Joy, the recent episode is yet to be available. 


    I just share their website link in case anyone never heard about the channel. The VOD site can be accessed on AstroGo/NJOI Now(for Malaysian), Tribe (Indonesia, Thailand & Philippines) etc.


    If you are not living in those countries offering K-Plus Asia Channel, then the only way are downloading video + soft-subtitles, or streaming/downloading from illegal sites.

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  8. I am not going to watch any dramas for the time being.


    Okay. I cannot help but tears flowing a few times throughout watching the final episode(including to realize that it is the finale, and I don't know if my feelings will be invested the same when re-watching). There are too many scenes/moments that I would like to mention, but I would highlight a few.


    When Officer Paeng was at the school and the kids said that prison was for bad guys, then he said But everyone commits a bad act at least once.” The ability of this series to portray even the bad folks as human was so wonderful to see.


    I like how Joon-Ho slowly becoming like Officer Paeng, even though he said he can't like Officer Paeng. Even the final scene of finale shows he acted like Officer Paeng, haha.


    "Be moderate in criticizing people, you may become like them unconsciously"


    As far drugs issue, I know many are frustrated by the ending of Han-Yang's character in the drama, but I personally satisfy with it, even though it is indeed bitter. This drama really succeed to open our eyes to have better understanding of those who take drugs, instead of judging them stereotypically. It also reminds us the hardship of those who struggling to quit, that it needs help and support from people around him/her.


    It also reminds us the hardship of those who struggling to quit, that it needs help and support from people around him/her. It has been highlighted throughout the series that "It is really, really, really hard to quit drugs without support and treatment". Min-Chul even said in episode 15: "Drugs. That's the problem. It's not that easy to quit. Not at all".


    I also like they show a bit more about Officer Na in the finale, and it is funny to see flashback of his character in school.


    I love to see relationship growth between Jung-Woo and his brother, Joon-Ho with his colleagues(especially with Officer Paeng and Officer Song), and of course between our cell 2-6 inmates (Je-Hyuk, Min-Chul, Kaist, Gobaksa, Jung-Woo, Hanyang, Janbaljang, Dolmani). I like to see Beobja to be hired by Je-Hyuk in the end.


    Argh. I have lost words to say at the moment. Going to watch BTS clips before saying goodbye(for now, before re-watching later) to this masterpiece. There are too much lessons from every single characters, their behaviors and character development throughout about 24 hours-long drama.


    Finally, I would like to quote what Shin Won-Ho PD said: "If there is a message [in the drama] I want to say, it’s of ‘hope.’ This is a story of people in a place at the end of the world. Some of them dream of making a comeback, some of them fall even further as they continue to live. But I want to show that there can be hope in this situation.”


    And yeah! This is now my most favorite K-Drama, replacing Signal. I really hope this drama will be crowned as best drama during 2018 Baeksang Award(at least be nominated), just like Signal did two years ago.


    Hopefully all of us can be a better person in view of nurturing better society! :) 

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  9. On 1/21/2018 at 3:11 PM, triplem said:

    Prison playbook is tvN’s 5th most successful drama of all time in terms of ratings 


    It is actually the 4th one, not 5th.




    You can see it when comparing Reply 1994's ratings on Nielsen website with other portal websites(Naver, Daum, Wiki Korea), articles released etc. 


    I have asked a guy on Subreddit Korean Variety who regularly updated weekly Korean TV viewership ratings there, and this is what he said:
    "The Nielsen website had "inaccurate" numbers for regular cable on multiple occasions. It annoyed the heck out of me so I ignored the website's cable ratings for a long time. I don't remember exactly when they fixed it. Nowadays, everything on their website matches what they release to the portal websites, broadcasting companies, journalists, etc"



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  10. Jung Hae In And “Prison Playbook” PD Share Their Thoughts On The Finale


    As tvN’s “Prison Playbook” came to an end on January 18, Jung Hae In and several other cast members talked about their experience during filming and shared their thoughts on what the drama meant to them.


    In a statement released through FNC Entertainment, Jung Hae In remarked, “‘Prison Playbook’ was a new challenge and the greatest of joys [for me]. I gained wisdom and life lessons while filming the drama.”


    The actor also expressed his immense gratitude for everyone involved with the drama, saying, “I want to give my love and thanks to director Shin Won Ho and the crew for giving me the opportunity to act and also for making the set such a happy place that it was hard for us to hold back our laughter whenever we filmed. I also give my love and thanks to my Cell 2, Room 6 family, who took good care of me even though I was lacking in many ways.


    He went on, “I sincerely thank the viewers for enjoying ‘Prison Playbook’ together with us until now. I think it was because of the fans’ enjoyment that I was able to gain the energy I needed to film [the drama]. It was truly a blessing.”


    Actress Im Hwa Young also thanked the viewers of the show, expressing her regret that “Prison Playbook” was already over. She commented, “It seems like just yesterday that I was introducing myself as [my character] Kim Jae Hee, and I’m already saying my goodbyes and thanking you for having loved the character.


    She added, “I would like it if ‘Prison Playbook’ were a drama that remained forever in viewers’ memory.”


    Actor Jung Woong In shared that he had initially been worried about the chemistry between his prison guard character and the various inmates, but that his concerns had turned out to be unnecessary.


    He explained, “Because the actors I worked with treated me warmly and made me comfortable, they turned the character of Chief Pang into the warmest character in the world. I want to thank them for that.”


    The actor also spoke fondly of the drama in general, saying that he was happy to have had the chance to play a different type of role. He noted, “I think it speaks to the strength of this drama that I was able to play this kind of character, even though I’m known for playing villains.”


    Lee Kyu Hyung remarked, “I filmed the drama with a happy and grateful heart, thanks to the fact that ‘Prison Playbook’ received a great deal of love. Thank you so much for giving [the drama] lots of love.”


    He went on to promise, “I will return and show you an improved version of myself in another drama. I will always continue to work hard and do my best.”


    Finally, Shin Won Ho, the producing director (PD) of “Prison Playbook,” shared his final thoughts on the drama. When asked what message he hoped viewers would take away from the show, he replied, “It makes no sense to say what message I want to convey. I think my mission is to throw a diverse array of stories and different sides of life [at the viewers] to offer them an enjoyable, emotional experience. I think it’s up to the viewers to decide what they want to take away from it.


    Are you sad to see “Prison Playbook” end? Leave your thoughts below!


    Source: Soompi 
    Original Article: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

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  11. 1 hour ago, roy_lover said:

    did hanyang appear in episode 16 at all?

    If I am not mistaken, he did not appear. It is because I missed scenes in the middle as i went out before continue watching the last quarter. Hence, he probably appeared while I was away.


    1 hour ago, onibugiiii said:

    I tried with dramabeans but it's only up to episode 2. 

    As far as I know, there is no sites recapping this drama. Probably due to the duration (1.5 hours per episode in average).

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