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

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On 5/6/2018 at 11:09 PM, maris1 said:

I have only watched HB’s and Song Hye Gyo’s ‘ Worlds Within’ ...

i liked it and both together too ( shipped them at the time :Dthough I believe it was not a rating success like his ‘ My Lovely Sam Soon’ and ‘Secret Garden’....both I couldn’t go beyond ep 1.

Not being helpful am I ?:blush:

But, I really like HB....a charismatic star...:love:

@maris1 I too at first ignored watching "My Lovely Kim Sam Soon."  I probably attempted to watch it three times then stopped.  At that time, I was a newbie viewer of Korean dramas so I was not familiar with Kim Sun Ah and the fact that it's a story of an older woman and a young man was enough for me to lose interest.  But then I found out that this drama was one of the highest rated Korean dramas so that it piqued my curiosity. I finally decided to watch it more out of curiosity and to find out what the hype was all about.  Guess what,  to this day, it's still my favourite Korean drama.  This drama was brilliantly written with witty, sophisticated dialogue not to mention the off-the-charts chemistry of Kim Sun Ah and Hyun Bin.  I've probably watched it more than fives times already.  Highly recommended.

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Planning to buy the OST but I read some songs are not in the album? Or the songs in the 2 albums are diff? Looking at the tracks they seem the same though...so am torn whether to get just one or both versions. I really like the 'Vacant Sorrows' BGM but it doesn't seem to be in both versions...

 

Confused...>.<

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59 minutes ago, scarletashin said:

@silvianage it's on itunes since monday :)

 

Oh yes it is now. I found it. I didn’t know what the title was. Thanks!

 

@silvianage the instrumental I sent you had a different title. On iTunes, it’s called ‘accidental encounter’ :) so happy to finally have it on my phone. I had a harder time finding it on iTunes than YT.

 

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hm that is not the one I was looking for. I think ‘vacant sorrows’ is the right title for the one I like. Both are the same one but different instruments

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, vangsweetie637 said:

 

Oh yes it is now. I found it. I didn’t know what the title was. Thanks!

 

@silvianage the instrumental I sent you had a different title. On iTunes, it’s called ‘accidental encounter’ :) so happy to finally have it on my phone. I had a harder time finding it on iTunes than YT.

 

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hm that is not the one I was looking for. I think ‘vacant sorrows’ is the right title for the one I like. Both are the same one but different instruments

 

 

 

 

@vangsweetie637 it’s a different song right? I think what we are looking for is not accidental encounter, And the song was not included in MOA itunes album.

inform me if you found it please thank you in advance

 

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found it but not available in itunes

the song title indeed vacant sorrows by the License Lab

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Still having HyunBin and MOA withdrawal syndrome.

 

Weird, when I listened to this song, I imagine JinWoo sing it to HeeJoo, and they are dancing.

"Then you're left in the dust, unless I stuck by Ya, you're a Sunflower, I think your love would be too much.

Or you'll be left in the dust, unless I stuck by Ya, you're the Sunflower ... you're the Sunflower"

 

So sad.

 

Cr: Post Malone, Swae Lee - Spiderman

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I don't hate the ending. 
But it just irritates me that there are sooo many questions left answer. 
Don't get me wrong, I love this show and the concept of it is very interesting. The writer did a good job on creating such a rich world and depth of a character. I'm neutral on her works though so I guess I see things more objectively. There is so many things she could have done better regarding the plot, the character, and the rules of her world. When things happen and there is no explanation, it just feel like a lazy cheap plot twist. Writing fantasy and scifi is hard because it is hard to keep constant with all the rules you create for that world and when you can't keep up with it or explain it, it's like a needle in the audience's heart and mind, always wondering why it happen. 
I was hoping that the finale would answer all if not most of the jarring twist in this series but it didn't and that really disappoints me. 


Questions
1. When and why did the glitch happen? If it happen when Marco stab Se-Ju, then that is way before Jin Woo starts playing the game. If the glitch was already there and getting "kill" in the game will result in real death then WHY DIDNT JINWOO DIE WHEN HE WAS SLAY MANY TIMES IN THE BEGINNING? Or any new players that keep gettign slay by npc?
2. The first question could have been answer by maybe the "real death" only occur if it's during a duel between real player. Like when JinWoo duel the Cha guy and killed him. But then if it's only happen between duel between real players, then there is no way Jinwoo could be kill by any npc. Whats the difference between the npc in level 1 and level 3? npc when you're level 1 can't kill you? But NPC when you're higher level can? That makes no sense. The secretary shouldn't have died. I felt like his death was just there for plot twist and emotion pull. 
3. Regarding npc that can kill you. If they all can kill you, wouldn't all of them be glitched? Why is only the 3 main one the "glitched" one. On that when Jinwoo deletes all the glitches....where is Marco? He didn't delete Marco. 
4. Why is JinWoo a glitch except again just used for plot twist and emotion pull for his "death". It's irritating. Whatever makes him a glitch...I guess being involved or related to the other glitch game file...could make him a glitch...but wouldn't that make Se-Ju also a glitch for marco who I haven't seen "deleted"/ 
5. Why does Emma deleting Jin Woo, trigger the reset of the game? If anyone say he is the source of all the glitch....then no, wouldn't that be Se-Ju who may had created the first bug with Marco? So wouldn't it make more sense if she deleted Se-Ju to reset the game? Of course they wouldn't do that, it will break Hee-Ju. So Jin Woo being the bug MAKES NO SENSE.
5. On becoming the master and creating things. When Se Ju was the master, he is the creator, it makes sense that he knows how to "program" this game so he can create things instantly. When JinWoo becomes the master....seriously hold does a businessman like him know how to create anything in this game? 
6. On to technology....its new, advance and cool yes. But the writer never explains how it works. How did Se-Ju create the game. Where was the original server before the server moved to J-One? What happen to the original server after J-One took over. How did the game or any file of it's creation get in J-One's hand without Se-Ju being there. 
7. If the game is on a console/platform ie the contact lenses, then how did it still plays without it? Technically, where does it connect to? How did it register and connect to the server? If there is no platform or object to connect the player then how can the creator or that guy in J-one keep track of the player or level? In term of technology. It makes no sense. i guess you could just wrap it all up and said its "magic". But for a show about technology. It's annoying to see it not done logically.
8. If there was a bug then that bug will bound to happen again. Why in the world would they released the game again a year after it's reset is beyond. Someone somewhere will stab someone again with a real knife and cause another bug. It's beyond me that they are releasing a game they could barely control in the first place or understand how it work right out to the public shortly after all the tragedy. Do they never learn their lessons? 


Characters
All the actors did an amazing job portraying their characters. The characters have depth and is interesting but....sometime....they dont make sense. 
1. JinWoo - He is a savvy businessman, who is smart and confident. I understand that his confidence can be strip away as things are getting out of hand. But in dealing with the lawsuit and stuff....He is smarter than what he is doing. He blames the game for Cha's death...but technically he did "kill" the guy with his own hand. There is no evidence but he is a murderer all through and through. Towards the end, he acts like he is innocent and heroic and he is for trying fixing things but as for the incident...the truth is he killed Cha. The death was a result of his action no matter how much he want to blame the game. On dealing with the father and the ex wife....I thought he was smarter but nope he just let things get out of hand because he ignores them. It was a disappointment to see the "smart" side of him in the beginning just disappears. 
2. Hee-Ju. Sigh. Can you do anything else other than cry cry and cry? I want to love her character, her character was supposed to be strong for having to deal with so many things in life alone....but all she does is cry. I expect a stronger Hee-Ju, someone who cry at times but can take things in her own hand to support Jin Woo, not just someone to let him borrow a car or being a flower pot. 


Endings
The conclusion to most was alright.....it wasn't satisfying though. 
What i mean is the "ending" of each character. 
1. The professor Cha should have a worse ending than just getting kill by his son. He should have to face all the things he did. His death was too easy. It felt disappointing. 
2. Hee-Ju annoying "friend" is still there, I don't see an apology or attitude change towards JinWoo. He was just there to create conflict, causes trouble and is still there. They should kill him off seriously. 
3. The second ex wife....that ending for her was ok. But she deserve worse plus a slap in the face. 


Sigh. Maybe I think about it too much. 
but with all un-answer questions, plot holes, and disappointing endings. It make the show a lot less enjoyable. I like the show and it's concept but as a drama itself, I don't think its the "great". It's good and enjoyable show, but it's not great. There are so many things it could have done better to make it great. But it didn't and its a disappointment. 

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The casts gives their thanks to all whom supported them ...it's over :(

 

 

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i still couldnt bring myself to watch ep 16 to avoid the heartbroken lol. For my benefit I will just imagine that PSH in the end will play the game, meet JW and embrace in game lol 

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On 1/22/2019 at 12:10 PM, Celi67 said:

SJJ please go back to college and learn how to write. 

 

I am happy to tell you that your wish is a reality.
SJJ did return to school.
However, not in college, but in university.
And as a dramaturgy professor.

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It feels like something is missing in my daily life. No fangirling with Hyun Bin as Jin Woo or watching the MOA game in the drama. Still dissapointed with open ending drama. I wish they extend a little bit like My Love from Another Star. 

If they continue with movie, they have to do an action movie, a thriller. And it ends with them together. Only if its worth it. I followed Cheese in the trap bcoz of Park Hae Jin that time. But when they continue a movie version due to unsatisfied ending and change the actress, it spoiled the whole movie. 

So, at least give us a closure how they will end up together and JW finds his happiness, I am happy. 

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[TRANS] #MemoriesOfTheAlhambra’s #ParkHoon: “When I heard that I was going to die in the first eps, I thought I was only casted for a special appearance. My mom was so shocked. I went to shoot for a year and she asked me how I could die in the 3rd ep.”

 

http://www.kukinews.com/news/article.html?no=624935 

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On 1/21/2019 at 3:15 PM, enigmatic_zephy said:

ya.. anything by this writer is super questionable..

 

QIH is better?

Definitely better.

It had actualy good plot and excellent characters.

You should try it.

 

The only sensible drama from this writer that justifies itself as it goes. 

 

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@wenchanteur

 

So what's your take on this kdrama?  I'm interested to know your verdict since you like this writer. And how's your fiction coming along? Good luck!

 

@litopanda  And for others who are confused about the game logic. 

 

http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/22/memories-of-the-alhambra-phoenixs-happy-ending-and-game-explanation

 

My explanation why Seejoo was NOT debugged, and other things. 
 

http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/23/memories-of-the-alhambra-goyangis-instance-dungeon-and-odysseus

 

I think we shouldn't conflate the actual person with his avatar or user/gamer identity. The intent of the NPC Emma was NOT to kill Jinwoo the person (otherwise, she TOO would be a "killer" bug, right? Just like NPC HS :crazy:) but to eliminate the user/player named Zinu who carried the bug.

 

Also, the NPCs aren't bugs or glitches. The NPCs are only doing what they are programmed to do. It's user Zinu who's the bug carrier. And because user Zinu is a malware, the actual person Jinwoo gets physically injured when attacked by an NPC instead of logging out. 

 

Hope those posts will help you understand. :)


 

 

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:heart: I love his post drama interview. Im glad Im not the only one whom believed that PSH and HB were the one whom brought their romance alive....NOT the writer. <_< Hearing it from a cast member is more comforting ;)

 

 

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finally watched the episode with subs. The ending was fine, but I am not sold to the fact that everyone was a bug, and they turn into ashes like JinWoo is like Thanos (lol moment) .... JinWoo could've wait for SeeJoo to be sane and solve the game together...and then what is that 'dungeon' thingy, this writer is too clingy about parallel worlds idea!!!! this idea is off in this drama because we watch it at the first believing that everything was done out of technology, so it is hard to digest to mix up fantasy and technology 

and yeah seejoo was genius but he does not deserve that clap! from the tech people.... hellooo!!!! a lot of people died and suffered because of his stupid game! 

I love park shin hye but I am not sold to her acting scene in the church... (still like her tho)

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so want I am going to do next, delete all the episodes in my fone, not worth the storage...ciao!

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