Yikes. I thought I was mediating a misunderstanding, but it seems there may be additional misunderstandings.
I am actually very confused by these reactions.
It feels like I am the "sweet potato" this time - the person that doesn't understand the others in the conversation.
What is wrong with enjoying/commenting on product placements? I've watched television programming from many different countries, and find the PPL in SK unique and interesting. It's very interesting to see how different writers/productions handle PPL- some might saturate the background with PPL (WWW), some work it into the plot (Waikiki 2), some do it quite overtly (Touch Your Heart), some do it in really interesting ways (Alhambra), and some have it absolutely everywhere (Terius).
Unfortunately, most of SHS' previous productions didn't seem to involve her much in PPL (except for wardrobe PPL).
It was fun to see SHS involved in some overt PPL, like the vacuuming and jenga scenes.
Even today, the other thread has some positive comments from posters who also enjoyed the jenga and jail cell PPLs.
What is wrong with commenting on secondary characters?
In 3017, there was an eccentric housekeeper with an interesting backstory.
In ALML, there was an eccentric former ballet teacher with ???
In a fantasy drama, the possibilities for Miss Elena's backstory were endless.
The drama also had two characters with severe illnesses, Ru-Na and Ni-Na. There was room for examinations of their motivations, character development, social commentary, etc.
Even to the end of the drama, I hoped for more development of these three characters, or at least some thoughts from other posters about these characters, but they were just (mostly) missed opportunities.
(The scene where Ni-Na turns Ru-Na in to the police could have been heart-breaking and gut-wrenching... but the foundation for that scene was not satisfactorily built.)
Stranger, 3017, ALML
Ronaldo, Messi, Pogba
Pogba might be the "worst" soccer player on that list of three, but that isn't necessarily a criticism of Pogba.
He is only the "worst", when compared to those two, specific players.
ALML is a production, made up of many different elements.
SHS is an actress, who was one of the many different elements involved in the production.
It is possible to criticize elements of the production that SHS had no involvement in, without those comments being critical of SHS in any way.
I will close this post be explicitly re-stating my opinions, which were misinterpreted despite being stated explicity previously:
ALML was the best possible choice, of the projects available to SHS for Spring/Summer 2019.
SHS' individual performance in ALML was among the best of her career, and deserving of end-of-the-year awards.