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[Drama 2018-2019] Memories of the Alhambra | Recuerdos de la Alhambra, 알함브라 궁전의 추억

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2 hours ago, ChewyChocolate said:

The servers were down, yet the NPC still appeared and killed Professor Cha. I don't get it.

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I don't think the servers were completely down at that time: they were still in the process of being shut down.

 

This seems to be what happened:

Professor Cha called to request the servers to be down.

He was too eager and got out of the bathroom right away.

The servers were probably being shut down: we still saw the dead NPC on the floor (in process of disappearing).

Dr Cha appeared and killed Professor Cha.

Dr Cha was going to go for JW when the servers completely shut down by then.

 

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10 minutes ago, siddy09 said:

So, I feel there is one more trip to Granada, after all it started from this magical city, it has to end here only. And TBH, it is such a beautiful place to be wasted in only staring; there can be a kiss-on-the-hill-overlooking-Granada. Magical!

Hahaha. They shouldn't waste that right! Ma-bob! The place and the two gorgeous people.

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Key Moments In Episode 15 Of “Memories Of The Alhambra

By abbyinhallyuland | January 20, 2019

WILL IT BE A HEARTBREAKING OR GRATIFYING FINISH FOR MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA ON ITS LAST CHAPTER?

Sprinting to its closure, the hero of Memories of the Alhambra is set to confront a final sacrifice. Will he get a happy ending that he so deserve given his long painstaking journey?

 

Memories of the Alhambra

 

One of the most inventive television series produced in the recent years, the imaginative approach of Memories of the Alhambra coupled with its stellar cast has been driving its ingenious story every week in a gripping manner.

Portraying the main hero of the series, Hyun Bin has embraced his role as Yoo Jin Woo, the investment CEO who was forced to solve the cryptic happenings inside an augmented reality game his company aims to launch.

From acquiring the rights to the game created by Se Joo (Chanyeol), he inevitably creates connection with his sister Hee Joo (Park Shin Hye). Untangling the ambiguous rules of the game that has made Jin Woo appear delusional, hit a culminating stride when unexpected betrayals befell on him.

Slowly but surely racing to unravel the mystery while surviving in his arduous journey, he is left with an agonizing choice to cross another uncertainty that might make him leave the first woman who genuinely loved him.

 

THE ESCAPE FROM THE GAME DUNGEON

Finally returning to the real world, Se Joo receives his family’s embrace. Still shaken on the trauma he suffered regarding Marco’s fate, Se Joo remains silent and troubled.

When Jin Woo apparently handed the key to Emma, Se Joo is released from a secret dungeon inside the game he created. He has hidden himself because of strange attacks he was getting when the game glitch erupted. He can only be freed when a level 100 player successfully gives the key to Emma as part of the game quest.

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GAME LIMBO

Alerted of Se Joo’s return, CEO Park heads to Ilsan since no news has been received from Jin Woo. However, a call from Jin Woo’s physician bothered CEO Park and reverts direction to go to the hotel where Jin Woo was brought by his doctor.

It turns out that the key is a pointed object that needs to be pierced to the game quester to clear the game bug. Unable to bear the pain from the punctured weapon in his heart, Jin Woo frees himself from Emma’s grasp. Groping his way out after the failed debugging attempt, he reaches a restaurant and was luckily found by the owner who called his doctor.

 

Because of Jin Woo being a fugitive, his doctor brings him to a hotel and phoned Professor Cha who is also in Seoul because of his daughter-in-law’s suicide attempt.

Professor Cha heads to Jin Woo’s hotel and broods on the problem he initiated that has blown out of proportion. When Jin Woo wakes up, he demands a written confession from the man he used to look up as a second father to rectify his wrongdoings. But the pride of the old man has had him harshly disappoint Jin Woo yet again.

 

A STORM AFTER A STORM

Stuck from the unforeseen trauma brought about by the game he created, Se Joo shows panic attacks while blabbing incoherent words that baffles his family. Aware of why her brother strangely behaves, she assures him that she believes him.

Learning that Se Joo is not aware of who Jin Woo is, Hee Joo worries about what happened to him after completing the quest.

Professor Cha brilliantly foresees his looming fate that would shatter his life to pieces. That’s why he came ready when he heads to where Jin Woo is. Advising an official at J One Holdings for a game test in the hotel where they are staying, the old man goes inside the comfort room just as high-level NPC villains swarm the room to attack Jin Woo.

When no bullet sounds can be heard anymore, Professor Cha goes out from hiding and finds feeble Jin Woo slumped on the floor. Just then, Hyung Seok’s game wraith appears keen to wield his sword at the frightened villain.

The game signals Jin Woo losing his ally just as he fires a bullet to approaching Hyung Seok aiming to strike his sword at him.

 

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JIN WOO’S LAST SACRIFICE?

Director Park finds Professor Cha’s unconscious body inside the hotel with no sight of Jin Woo.

Mustering his depleted energy, Jin Woo goes out at the thought of missing Hee Joo, but is unable to let her know that he is in front of her house.

In the morning, Hee Joo checks the milk bag and finds her car key. She wanders desperately to find if he is still in the area to no avail.

As Hee Joo weeps and yearns for the man she loves, the game character who shares her face accepts the key from Jin Woo – intent to continue deleting the game glitch at a risky cost if Jin Woo can survive it.

 

MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA EPISODE 15 AFTERTHOUGHTS

It’s amazing how Memories of the Alhambra kept up its magic to a level that viewers can’t question the bends and surprises thrown by the story along the way.

Even then, I like how Writer Song is so ambitious in creating worlds and rules inside it, in her stories. She has certainly made sure that keen eyes won’t find fault to the inserted twists and surprising bends in her new series.

Cheering Jin Woo in the last 15 episodes, I honestly just want him to escape the excruciating two worlds he has to live. If no happy ending comes in his way, that’s okay. I just want him to rest. I am saving my final thoughts on the full review of the series so stay tuned for it.

 

cr: https://www.hellokpop.com/kdrama/memories-of-the-alhambra-episode-15-recap/

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I have been to Granada 4 times and La Alhambra Palace 2 times..  OMG this is should be the world’s eight wonder. Spain is paradise... where literally everywhere you go make you feel like you are outta this world. I live in Amsterdam where I can fly to Spain so easily and my parents in law own a house in Malaga (retirement home) so I understand why they choose this amazing country as a story platform.. and Granada is one of the most amazing city in Spain.. the higher position made the weather cooler than the nearest Costa del Sol area.. the hilly landscape is so freaking beautiful you need to change your phone gigabite to the max... 

 

this drama will make Granada on any traveler’s must visit list.. awesome! 

this is what I like about Kdrama.. the Halyu wave not only able to swept the entire world with its beautiful and lovely ‘literally life savior’ charms,.. but it also able to embrace anything under it with loving arms.. sharing together success and happiness.. joy to everyone involved.. 

 

thank you so much to MOA drama and all actors, writer, director, OST singers.. all of them.

 

I am a proud ahjumma.. lol...

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What I didn't understand in episode 15 was -- because of all the flashbacks within flashbacks... did JW return HJ's car (i.e. the ending scenes of episode 15) before or after SJ was back into the real world ? I don't know where in time we are now, at the end of episode 15. 

 

And can HJ's "almost like family" friend just shut up? Is he a actually living with them?

Can we have more JW & Min-joo time (even through a phone call) instead ?

 

 

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Hello everybody, only few hours left till the grand finale !!! I loved this show so much and I enjoyed it a lot (despote lots of confusion, yes) and I'll miss it a lot, it's been the show that brought me back to k-dramas after two years of boycott so it's really cool. 

I can't join you all when the episode airs live cause I have a class, but I hope I'll come back to a happy forum because of happy ending. Take care everybody,I'll see you later.

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3 hours ago, PororoQueen said:

Can any chingu send me the link for live stream tonight? Thank you very much

pleasse send me too, thank you very muchhh:blush: I'm nervouuusss hahhahah

 

See u later @yuhotarubi gluck concentrating in class:joy:

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Park Shin Hye And Hyun Bin Share Thoughts As âMemories Of The Alhambraâ Comes To A Close

 

Park Shin Hye And Hyun Bin Share Thoughts As “Memories Of The Alhambra” Comes To A Close

Jan 20, 2019   by Sala 12

“Memories of the Alhambra” is airing its last episode on January 20.

Ahead of the final broadcast, the leading actors Park Shin Hye and Hyun Bin commented on the drama coming to a close.

 

Hyun Bin, who brought life to Yoo Jin Woo and led viewers to a magical game world, said, “I recall leaving for Granada, Spain with an excited heart in late spring as summer approached.” He shared, “Among all the projects I’ve done, ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ filmed for the longest time. I hope this becomes a good memory to the actors and staff as we’ve ran for seven months for this moment.”

The actor added, “I want to express my gratitude for the viewers who were with us for the two months ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ aired. I hope that viewers were able to feel a refreshing and original experience through Jin Woo’s eyes.”

 

Park Shin Hye, who perfectly took on both the roles of the strong and lovely Jung Hee Joo as well as the game character Emma, said, “First, thank you to all the viewers who loved Hee Joo and Emma from ‘Memories of the Alhambra.””

She commented, “The fellow actors and staff including the director have left many impressions in my memory as we’ve filmed for the long time of seven months. Everyone worked really hard, and I was really grateful and happy.”

 

Finally, the production staff said, “Thank you to the viewers who’ve ran with ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ until the last episode. Please stay with us as the fascinating eight weeks of magic come to a close to discover what will become of the magical couple tonight.”

The last episode of “Memories of the Alhambra” will air on January 20 at 9 p.m. KST.

cr: https://www.soompi.com/article/1295601wpp/park-shin-hye-hyun-bin-share-thoughts-memories-alhambra-comes-close

 

 

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After reading so many disappointed comments, I was a little skeptical about the episode 15. However, I found myself liking this episode. The twist and the narration of this episode were good because it gives more suspense and it wasn't confusing at all. A linear narration would have been boring, moreover it reveals more about professor Cha's true motive. When he was facing death and claimed that he was seeking vengeance for his son's death, all the flashbacks underlined his lie.

Notice that he wanted to know what kind of message LSJ had sent to JW. From the start, professor Cha was only interested in the company. His greed and his ambition were his real motives. Since JW is about to die, I see some parallels between Jesus Christ and JW. It is about death and resurrection... his death in the game will function as a reboot, a new start in life. He has cut ties with his former life: professor Cha, CHS, LSJ and GYR. Therefore I don't expect him to die, rather become a new man.

Now, I am wondering if the bug was created by Marco in the first place or it happened because Marco stabbed SJ which forced Emma to intervene... creating a bug in the end. I hope, we get some answer here.

As for SJ, we have to imagine that he was just a teenager: 17 years old... how can he manage such a task? Look how drained and exhausted JW is after one year. So hiding was just a natural reaction.   

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16 minutes ago, bebebisous33 said:

After reading so many disappointed comments, I was a little skeptical about the episode 15. However, I found myself liking this episode. The twist and the narration of this episode were good because it gives more suspense and it wasn't confusing at all. A linear narration would have been boring, moreover it reveals more about professor Cha's true motive. When he was facing death and claimed that he was seeking vengeance for his son's death, all the flashbacks underlined his lie.

Notice that he wanted to know what kind of message LSJ had sent to JW. From the start, professor Cha was only interested in the company. His greed and his ambition were his real motives. Since JW is about to die, I see some parallels between Jesus Christ and JW. It is about death and resurrection... his death in the game will function as a reboot, a new start in life. He has cut ties with his former life: professor Cha, CHS, LSJ and GYR. Therefore I don't expect him to die, rather become a new man. 

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Now, I am wondering if the bug was created by Marco in the first place or it happened because Marco stabbed SJ which forced Emma to intervene... creating a bug in the end. I hope, we get some answer here.

As for SJ, we have to imagine that he was just a teenager: 17 years old... how can he manage such a task? Look how drained and exhausted JW is after one year. So hiding was just a natural reaction.   

 

 

 

Good observation there teachernim ;)

 

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@rori0711 Thanks a lot. :wub: We have to remember that JW had no family and his biggest wish was to have one. On the other hand, CHS was seeking recognition from his father and thought that if he became rich and successful, he would be acknowledged by professor Cha, therefore JW as his friend supported his dream... which came true. Yet JW's strength and skills were better which caused a riff in their friendship, especially after professor Cha realized that JW was the key to become rich and successful. JW became rich but he was not able to have his own dream come true: a family. Professor Cha started favoring JW instead of his son which pushed CHS to betray his only friend.

For CHS, JW was the reason why his dream hadn't become true, hence he needed to destroy JW's dream: having a family. The game became the catharsis for both men:

- It took away CHS's life... but also destroyed his own family. With a child, he could have started focusing on what was important but no... instead he was seeking vengeance towards JW, as he blamed him for losing his father. However, professor Cha never cared for anyone, only wealth and power were his biggest concerns. CHS always doubted his wife's fidelity and would even confide to YR, a very neurotic and dangerous woman. 

- It ruined JW's physical health and wealth, but helped him to find what he has been always seeking. It seems that he has found true friends (Park and the other) and a new family. 

 

So for the ending, I am expecting that JW's company will be seriously damaged or even ruined. However, with HJ by his side, JW has found true happiness. If the bug changes everything so that there is a reboot, it is possible that JW goes to Granada not because of the game, but because of HJ.

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1 hour ago, ChewyChocolate said:

I think that he survived, and is recounting his story to someone; the police, an investigative committee, a tv show, any of these. 

 

Is this like life of pi? Haha

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On 1/19/2019 at 8:33 AM, stevii said:

I have to quote your sentence. from my experience in k drama watching land, i think this sentence really explains a lot. People just have different taste thats all i think. I have a friend who said she cant watch those dual reality, plot twisting, need heavy thinking dramas. So she doesnt really like goblin, W, nine time travels. Me for instance, i cant stand typical romance dramas like The Heirs, Encounter, Whats wrong with secretary Kim (yep shoot me), moonlight drawn by clouds (shoot me twice), even Descendants of the Sun. :sweatingbullets::sweatingbullets:

 

 

 

So for those who are trying to make sense of the loopholes, my suggestion is let it go coz welll its kinda youre in for a fantasy drama. In my personal opinion, this drama is actually better than W and Nine time travels (from the same writer). 

Yeah, well, I can understand because I prefer dramas which make my brain think, and where the writer forces me to speculate about the plot. Goblin, W, MOA, KMHM etc, these are more plot driven dramas than being character driven. And the latter dramas that you mentioned(even though I have only watched Heirs and DOTS from the list), are more focused on the characters. It's not that I can totally not stand typical romance dramas(I love cheesy stories), but if I am watching such a drama then I become biased and would only complete the show if I fall in love with the leads and their chemistry. I will watch what is pleasing to my eyes..so yeah..I am biased.:sweatingbullets:

I liked W and I like MOA too..and yeah I am all in for the finale ride..bring it on..B)

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1 hour ago, SeGafanlady said:

 

thank you so much to MOA drama and all actors, writer, director, OST singers.. all of them.

 

I am a proud ahjumma.. lol...

I am saving up for Granada. Thank you MOA, because of you, I actually Googled up Alhambra Palace and the whole Muslim history surrounding it.I was literally in awe because it had such a rich history.. Hence, Granada..here I come..:w00t:

 

1 hour ago, ka77 said:

What I didn't understand in episode 15 was -- because of all the flashbacks within flashbacks... did JW return HJ's car (i.e. the ending scenes of episode 15) before or after SJ was back into the real world ? I don't know where in time we are now, at the end of episode 15. 

 

And can HJ's "almost like family" friend just shut up? Is he a actually living with them?

Can we have more JW & Min-joo time (even through a phone call) instead ?

 

 

He returned her car after SJ came back. She was sleeping so I can assume the events of the nights went as by-

SeJu returned in evening while oppa was practicing guitar(I wished that somehow he was a better guitarist..but alas!)

Family reunion, cried on the street, late evening

Halemoni cooked meal, chit chatted on phone, dinner time

Then she went for bed.

 

Meanwhile, in the hotel room..

JW vs. daddy feat. zombie Cha and gunmen lasted throughout the evening.

When he left for shopping plaza, it was still bustling; hence it must be around 10 pm.

Assuming 1 hour drive to HJ's house, it was 11 pm when he reached her house. 

Now I don't know for how long he stood contemplating whether he should ring the bell or not, but I think it was early 3..ish, when he reached church.

 

I hope I made sense!

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Fasten your seatbelt sweethearts, this is it! we're down to Memories of the Alhambra finale in a while 

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Let´s gather here for a quick prayer for all the devices that may be thrown or the tables that may be flippled because of the dissatisfaction that may occur with the ending of this drama. :lol:

 

sidenote. I´m actually quite optimistic for the ending

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1 hour ago, siddy09 said:

Yeah, well, I can understand because I prefer dramas which make my brain think, and where the writer forces me to speculate about the plot. Goblin, W, MOA, KMHM etc, these are more plot driven dramas than being character driven. And the latter dramas that you mentioned(even though I have only watched Heirs and DOTS from the list), are more focused on the characters. It's not that I can totally not stand typical romance dramas(I love cheesy stories), but if I am watching such a drama then I become biased and would only complete the show if I fall in love with the leads and their chemistry. I will watch what is pleasing to my eyes..so yeah..I am biased.:sweatingbullets:

I liked W and I like MOA too..and yeah I am all in for the finale ride..bring it on..B)

 

Damn... you should enjoy W season 2... It is by thinking of vigilant spectators like you that I write it. And first of all because I am one too, to the point of being passionate. Even without a spectator, I would do it. The project is far from over, but I published the first episode in the fanfix section to show how it will look. And make people want to keep an eye on it for the future. I think the means used are capable of reviving magic. I feel it when I place myself as a spectator. I haven't had any feedback so far, and if you're interested, your opinion would be very useful.

 

About Park Shin Hye, she is one of the actresses for whom I had a crush at one point. I work like this, an actress fascinates me and I watch almost all her dramas. The only male actor who made me feel that way was Lee Jung-Suk.
I saw "the heirs", "hearstring", "You're Beautiful", and the best "Pinocchio". I still have others to see, like "doctors".

 

She has a rather particular form of beauty. I think she's pretty but not completely pretty. She has big, bulging eyes that are very expressive. I even think she doesn't look too much like a Korean woman.
I love her character. Until now, I thought she always played the same, but did it so well that I always wanted to see her.
On the other hand, in MOA, it is an actress' work that changes from her usual roles. And she cries much better than before, which is one of the must-haves of any good drama actress.

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This drama yanked me back from my CDrama side trip back to KDramas.

 

Love Binnie so much and, although,I am not a fan of PSH (she often plays weepy characters!!), I wish the MC's would spend more time together. 

 

Can't wait for the finale!!

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