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The Distractors’ Cut: Pride and Prejudice… They Actually Showed the Book!

Absence doesn’t always mean drama watching isn’t occurring— and now that there are a whole slew of new dramas premiering there’s plenty to see and even more to discuss!

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It has been awhile since I have called on my partner in crime Unnichan to do a Distractor’s Cut, but with Choi Jin Hyuk gracing us with his presence before he departs for Military Service, we could not help ourselves. Pride and Prejudiceis the new show taking over The Night Watchman’s Journal(Thank God that is over) time slot on MBC. Here is what we think so far—how are you feeling about the show? Love it? Hate it? Leave comments below—Deuces!

Pride and Prejudice line Up:

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Ekun: Unnichan, the time has come to add to my ever growing list of shows starring Choi Jin Hyuk… I think I have seen almost all of his shows since 2012… But there is something special about him when he is the main character (Besides Gu Family Book… He should have been), I always like his “swag”. Do people still say that?…

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The Distractors’ Cut Special Edition: Emergency Couple (BTS)

The first “ex-marrieds get a redo” drama is ending tomorrow, so the Distractors’ are back (ExtraKun and I) with a look Beyond the Scenes at TvN‘s Emergency Couple.

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Premise Emergency Kit: Song Ji-hyo stars as the paranoid, witless Oh Jin-hee and Choi Jin-hyuk as the spoiled, never satisfied Oh Chang-min, a couple that married young and divorced quickly, then wind up working together as medical interns, where their passion as doctors becomes a spring board for a mutual understanding that leads to rekindling their romance.

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The Distractors’ Cut: Heirs 18

An actor I greatly respect once said that every story has a passage, moment, a frame, a sequence, an episode, that encompasses the whole of what a writer/director sets out to depict or express—- and ever since I heard that statement, I can’t help but find that point in almost everything I watch. Unfortunately, when it comes to dramas, once I get that moment, I’m no longer interested in seeing the(ir) ending, for I don’t believe there’s any more to be said and the point has been made.

Heirs has meandered its way into being a drama that won’t be on the top of my list, but also wasn’t as badly comical as Ekun and I had envisioned. It’s been pleasant but taxing and with two episodes left we are both elated it’s coming to an official close. But, if I were to mark the journey, I could walk away and never look back, after this episode and the shot above.

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The Distractors’ Cut: Heirs 17

We all knew it would happen but I think we wish it hadn’t happened quite the way it did. Eun-sang’s departure was inevitable but her “disappearance” didn’t actually have to occur. It’s a concept that I don’t appreciate from this writer, however, perhaps our best consolation is that through her exit our main leads will not only seek to find her, but also find a way to learn more about themselves and what they are capable of, not only individually but together.

Tan’s heartbreak this episode proves several things that were apparent from the start— for because his love was great, because he gave so much, he now feels as if he’s lost everything. But with that, I can’t help but be reminded that brokenness is a byproduct of loving therefore, sustaining love demands that brokenness be overcome and conquered.

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The Distractors’ Cut: Heirs 14

We don’t have long to go but  it feels as if the “real” story has just begun… I’ve never been one to desire more episodes from a show, especially one that show isn’t that good to begin with— but Heirs is somehow such an odd experience, whereby, though logically it would never benefit from more than 20 episodes, it’s at a place in it’s narrative where there’s little chance at this point that everything we desire to see or need to know will be covered by the end of the series.

Therefore, I suppose this is a juncture where you determine to trust the creator and their vision, which for me usually isn’t an issue. The only problem is—- I’ve also seen Lovers in ParisSecret Garden and A Gentlemen’s Dignity.

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