Itaewon class phần 2 review

Writer’s note: This reviews contains spoilers Asian dramas have always captivated a worldwide audience. From Korean Dramas lớn Chinese Dramas, their typical plot follows the traditional romance between two leading figures, và perhaps a sprinkle of comedy or tragedy here và there in order to rightfully label the series with the word: drama. But in…

Writer’s note: This nhận xét contains spoilers

Asian dramas have always captivated a worldwide audience. From Korean Dramas to lớn Chinese Dramas, their typical plot follows the traditional romance between two leading figures, and perhaps a sprinkle of comedy or tragedy here & there in order khổng lồ rightfully label the series with the word: drama.

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But in more recent years, Netflix has taken up a part in creating their own international television series. In 2017, they created their first Korean original series: “Love Alarm.” In 2019, they launched a few dramas in mandarin: “Nowhere Man” and “Triad Princess.” Since then, Asian dramas have arguably taken all the hype.

One specific Korean drama has recently caught my & many other’s attention. In early 2020, “Itaewon Class” was released on Netflix and it took khổng lồ international social media waters by storm.

The story follows male-lead Park Saeroyi (played by Park Seo-Joon) và his journey in the district of Itaewon lớn create his own restaurant. His goal is to lớn turn it into the largest and most successful food company in Korea và use this advantage khổng lồ enact revenge on an enemy.

Along for the ride are Jo Yi-seo (played by Kim Da-mi) and Oh Soo-ah (played by Kwon Nara) lớn name a few. A quick love triangle soon develops between these two females and Park Saeroyi.

Now, vì not get me wrong. “Itaewon Class” is so much more than a simple love triangle between three characters. It covers a wide range of thematic ideas surrounding familial pride, individualism, sticking khổng lồ one’s beliefs, ambition, success, sacrifice, etc. Simply put, there is so much more substance khổng lồ this drama than pure romance.

However, despite there being so many elements to the overall plot of the story, it came down lớn both the romance and ambition aspect that left me, as a viewer, most unsatisfied toward the end.

In episode one of the series, we are introduced lớn Park Saeroyi. We conclude that he is a calm person filled with unbelievable strength và stubbornness to lớn stick to what he believes is ethical in this world.

We are then introduced to Oh Soo-ah, who Saeroyi first meets on the street, & later as his high school classmate.

Oh Soo-ah is an independent orphan girl whose main doctrine is khổng lồ live by putting herself first; live her life and her life only. We soon earn ourselves a tragedy, as Saeroyi’s father tragically passed away in a hit-and-run accident by an enemy, who is the son of a food-business tycoon.

Because of this tragedy, Park Saeroyi vows to avenge his father, create his own successful food-business & take down those who killed his father & tried lớn cover it up.

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As a member of the audience, it is only right for me lớn assume that the first two characters introduced — Park Saeroyi and Oh Soo-ah — are bound to kết thúc up together, especially as they both exhibit thắm thiết interest in each other.

Not lớn mention they look like the perfect couple in their undeniably xinh đẹp chemistry. It is also right for me lớn assume that Park Saeroyi will kết thúc up achieving his goal through predominantly his own efforts.

Fast forward và we meet cool, social truyền thông famous influencer Jo Yi-seo. She is trendy, talented, arrogant và the exact Urban Dictionary definition of the b-word. With the addition of another female character, it is almost a recipe for conflict — & there is conflict. A lot of conflict.

Long story short, the tale ends with Jo Yi-seo winning Park Saeroyi’s heart – something that still infuriates me months after this series has been released.

In support of my position, Park Saeroyi & Oh Soo-ah should have ended up together.

One, they have held onto their infatuation for one another for an entire decade if not more — which is basically the entirety of the show; two, they have a sense of respect and support for each other’s lives; and three, Park Saeroyi’s decision to stop liking her was abrupt & unrealistic as it happened suddenly in the last few episodes.

Not lớn mention that ethically, it is unfair to Oh Soo-ah that Park Saeroyi swore he would help her và care for her after he reached his goals. He even told her to lớn wait for him. In my eyes, Park Saeroyi just might get the number one award for best-at-leading-people-on.

While members of Jo Yi-Seo’s team in this love triangle might argue that Yi-Seo sacrificed her life for Park Saeroyi’s dreams, devoted herself for over a decade to lớn curing Park Saeroyi of his unrequited love for her và was physically around him for more of the show than our other leading-lady, this does not give them the excuse to lớn proclaim such actions are love.

Because no, it is not. They are signs of a budding toxic relationship where love for someone else overrides any possible sign of self-love to begin with.

Before one begins a relationship, satisfaction with one’s own life is vital. Never should there be any sense of boredom with one’s life or neglect lớn live before one enters a relationship. Jo Yi-Seo displayed all the don’ts prior to her desire for a relationship with Park Saeroyi.

Right until the end, Jo Yi-seo was annoyingly petty & annoyingly confident she would steal Park Saeroyi from Oh Soo-ah. & she did.