No spoilers, of course, but I just had to comment on something I observed in this production — it’s something I’ve never noticed before!
It looks like they’ve used one very large, very white (all white) room as a multi-purpose location set! The detectives’ office, the pathology lab, and one other (at least) police building room have all been filmed there, simply by changing out the furniture and swapping the angles. Talk about frugal! And unrealistic: how could any civil office building retain it’s sparking cleanliness?
I’ve watched all available episodes (8 of 32-ish) and it’s light on the logic and complexity, but it’s kind of fun all the same. Their accuracy and attention to proper police procedurals is about as authentic as we see in most medical dramas, but I’m not taking it as a training course so I’ll let that slide and let the slightly comic-book-ish ridiculousness wash over me as I watch!
(I’ll apparently do anything to put off saying adios to Park Seo-joon!)
I began Memory Lost, a Chinese drama with actors who are new to me, and The Package, with lovely Lee Yeon-hee and cutie Jung Yong-hwa and they’re pleasant diversions so far.
Memory Lost is a detective show with an amnesia twist; the two detectives (she’s a criminal psychologist and he’s more of a Sherlock, observe the clues type – both very good at their jobs, though he gets referred to as a “god” for his abilities and she’s just “Boss”) are connected but don’t know it. Some incident happened 5 years earlier and she lost her memories and he lost all trace of her and also can’t remember her face – no spoilers I guess as it’s central to the plot and posted everywhere – they were once lovers. Work brings them together again they have no clue what they meant to each other. The investigation stuff is a little cheesy, but things zip along so it’s sufficiently entertaining.
The Package is great for those with the travel bug (or bad for those with the travel bug who can’t go anywhere right now), especially if you want to go to France where it’s primarily set. Lee Yeon-hee (who I really fell for in Miss Korea) is a tour guide for Korean tourists on high end package tours and Jung Yong-hwa (who I hope gets to sing at some point 😍) is a single guy who’s trying to decide what his future will hold. It’s only 12 episodes and it’s on cable, so it’s a little more willing to push the sexy angle, plus the settings and experience of the group so far remind me of my own travels around Paris. They’re off to Mont St. Michele by episode 3 so I’m looking forward to that too, especially seeing it on a sunnier day than was my lot! There’s a hint of some darker misfortunes for those on the trip, including the leads, so it’s not all happy-happy. So far, so good!