"Just because you forget a dream doesn't mean that it stopped existing. In the same way, just because you don't see the road doesn't mean the road doesn't exist.
Lu Xun said, "Hope cannot be said to
exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the
earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many
men pass one way, a road is made."
-Manager Oh Sang Shik (played by Lee Sung Min in MISAENG)
I just recently finished watching the Korean TV series MISAENG (미생 ) which translates into 'Incomplete Life". Rowena recommended this show awhile back, and I had it on my to-watch list. TBH, because it wasn't the usual rom-com I always go for, I wasn't as interested in watching it. I was like, "What? No romance?!?!" She did say it's one of the best shows she had seen so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, all I can say is, thank you, my friend.:)
Guys, if you have never seen a Korean drama before or even have any intention of seeing one, I still urge you to watch MISAENG. You won't regret it. It's one of the best shows I've ever seen. This totally deserves its 9.9 rating.
All images from soompi.com
This show, from beginning to end, will just grab you. Every episode has so many poignant moments that everyone can relate to. I guess, for me, the reason it really resonated was because I worked in the corporate world after university (the show is about the people working in a trading company), and have seen a lot of the characters on this show in real life. However, even if one is not familiar with this world, I think all of us can relate to many of the characters, such as the leads Jang Geu Rae and Manager Oh Sang Shik. What great parts, and Im Siwan and Lee Sung Min (respectively) did a fabulous job portraying them. The show also was pretty bang on (I think) in its depiction of the every day grind as one big game where every decision/move we make leads to a win or a lose, and it's always a battle having to figure out what is the right thing to do.
Really...I have no words to describe how much I loved this show. Perfect cast (from the leads to the supporting cast)...awesome story line... moving quotes...what more can a girl ask for? :) I will be re-watching this show as time goes on for sure.
Do you guys have a movie or TV show that has inspired you?
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