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[Drama 2017-2018] Prison Playbook (Wise Prison Life) 슬기로운 감빵생활

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I am also late to the party.  I started watchin this drama coz of JHI(coz of pretty noona).  I heard a lot of  good reviews about this drama and i am a big fan of JKH too.  I was kinda bored when watching the 1st 2 episodes and was frustrated why JHI has still not appeared on my screen yet.  But after the 2nd ep. when all our prison inmates started to be comical I completely forgot about JHI and started enjoying the drama very much.  I liked all the characters, esp Hanyang and Kaist.  Then  Hanyang and Jungwoo.  I avoided this drama becoz i thought it would be very serious kind of drama thriller (like CROSS-MEDICAL THRILLER).  I did not expect this to be very light and  comical drama.  Anyway, i enjoyed thoroughly and was laughing like a crazy person watching again and again the compilation of comedy scenes on YT.  I am not familiar with any actors.  I have watched JHI in both Goblin in small character and also in While you were sleeping.  And also the actor who played Min Chulssi, he was in Heartless city with JKH.   I liked the actors who played kaist and hanyang.  I think i will keep on replaying all the Comical scenes on YT.  Fighting!!!!!

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Ah so happy to see the cast hanging out at the B Awards. They are a few photos and also videos of them (they were seated together). It made me miss this show so much that I rewatched some parts on Netflix last night.

 

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Miss this show so much...

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17 hours ago, pad-hari said:

I am also late to the party.  I started watchin this drama coz of JHI(coz of pretty noona).  I heard a lot of  good reviews about this drama and i am a big fan of JKH too.  I was kinda bored when watching the 1st 2 episodes and was frustrated why JHI has still not appeared on my screen yet.  But after the 2nd ep. when all our prison inmates started to be comical I completely forgot about JHI and started enjoying the drama very much.  

I felt the same thing about the first few episodes not having enough JKH! :D But I was rewarded for my patience and I discovered a whole lot of actors that I'm now a fan of. Of all the cell mates, MC has to be my favourite. He was such a pillar of strength. But the entire cast was fantastic.

It's such a great show. That word does get thrown around a lot but the adjective "great" really does apply here. It does so well to balance the humour and the bleakness. I was just thinking about it this morning actually after watching a bit of Live. Such a heartwarming drama despite the unpleasant nature of the material being presented. Some of it can be very dark.

 

It's wonderful that so many international viewers are discovering it now. Frankly I think this show has spoilt it a bit for me for being such compelling viewing from start to finish although I think Live does come pretty close and it's the same kind of slice of life drama. 

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The husband's watching this right now and listening to him cackle away reminds me of how I was when I was watching it. It really is a wonderful piece of storytelling and not too many things come even close to the quality of how the different threads are put together. The writing and directing here makes the art of drama production looks easy but of course there's nothing easy about having to manage an huge ensemble like this.

 

Oh my goodness... It's Nam Woo from APAD in the wood workshop!

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9 hours ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

The husband's watching this right now and listening to him cackle away reminds me of how I was when I was watching it. It really is a wonderful piece of storytelling and not too many things come even close to the quality of how the different threads are put together. The writing and directing here makes the art of drama production looks easy but of course there's nothing easy about having to manage an huge ensemble like this.

 

Oh my goodness... It's Nam Woo from APAD in the wood workshop!

I came into drama with zero expectations. Jo kyung Ho was the main draw for me but I came to like the entire cast . :D I’m probably one of the few who was not into the Reply series. In spite of its jail setting which is suppose to be dark & miserable, the writer is able to draw the viewers in with its humour & human stories . Everyone was interesting.  Lt Paeng was the best , he was so foul mouth but had such a heart of gold. Looney broke my heart at the end , but it was realistic. The love & friendship between the two male leads was also something I looked forward to more than the romance of the main couple. And mr alligator really did not deserve to go to jail. This is an all time favourite for me . 

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Yes , PP remains no one for me in the first half of 2018 as well 

 

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Glad to see my favourite drama of the year also managed to capture the imagination of local viewers. The only other one that I saw and liked on that list was My Mister. That was pretty good too but PP has a rare combination so many elements that one doesn't see too often in a single drama.

 

I'm glad the husband liked it as much as I did and it's something we can talk about now and again. 

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Hello! Does anyone know what song plays on episode 16 near 1:15:00 on netflix? It's a piano piece where it's played while Je-Hyeok is giving his farewell speech. If you guys know, please let me know!

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I'm so late to the party. I was never persuaded by the recommended list on Netflix. But that all changed after i watched Life on Mars and got myself into a JKH wormhole. Naturally i started searching for his other dramas and found out prison playbook. 

 

And i loved it. Such a unique drama with so many cast members. What other drama have more than 10 individual character posters? The story was surprisingly heart warming despite the coldness of its premise and the negativity of its subject matter. We can see how the characters change for the better (lots of characters : junho, jaehyuk, henchmen etc) , how some just cant change (hanyang!), how they can find some sunshine in such a dark moment of their lives (the prison gang), how family members can step up and help when one is in dire need (captain yoo and his brother). Theres so much more to this drama. It is so layered i can go on and on.

 

Needless to say, my favourite character is junho. Though JKH playing him might also be a contributing factor haha. Junho may not be present in a lot of scenes, but he showed growth and various ranges of emotions. We get to see him being such a good friend for Jaehyuk, how caring and protective he was towards Jaehee. He also was nonchalant about his job and colleagues at first, but slowly he changed and looked like he enjoys his job and start to hang out with his colleagues. He also has such a dynamic and fun relationship with his brother, nearly all their scenes, even phonecalls were hilarious. His relationship with Jaehee was so organic and adorable. They naturally liked each other and i cant help but feel happy for them for finding each other. 

I watched Law of the City - New York, JKH is one of the cast members and i somehow feel like he is somewhat similar to Junho in real life other than his fashion sense. Junho has great fashion sense, i like his styling and outfits. JKH's fashion sense is questionable hahahaha.

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This popped up on my feed...gosh these two. Really love this drama. One of the best. 

 

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@triplem Oh Looney, he never fails to make us laugh ROFL:mrgreen::joy:.

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