[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Family Outing" Episode 8 2015/01/25,
One overly dramatic ends, then another one begins, and just as quickly ends. I doubt any of these plot points are gone forever, but the rapidity with which these characters depart really emphasizes how "Family Outing" utilizes the revolving door style of storytelling. While this can work for a sitcom, and particularly for jokes, in the context of criminal domestic behavior the effect is rather poor. I mostly just feel awkward watching these people bumble through awful emotional turmoil,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Family Outing" Episode 7 2015/01/24,
The whiplash from the last cliffhanger is in full force here. I really need to make clear- a storyline about an awful crime that happened before Kkeut-soon left Korea has dramatic potential. There are also decent comedic stakes involved in having Joon-hee fake amnesia. Neither of these plot points at all mesh well with the other. We can't just go straight from furious, angry crying to wacky sitcom hijinx. It just feels awkward,...More
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