In a recent episode of "The Penthouse" a brief look at a DNA test prompted much speculation from fans. The DNA test in question was used by Lee Ji-ah's character to confirm the role played by Eugene's character in the death of her daughter. However, the test in question had one noteworthy detail not referenced in the script- it defined the chromosomes of the sample as being XY, implying that Eugene's character, the source of the samples, is biologically male.
AdvertisementBut as it turns out this implication was entirely accidental. Persons representing "The Penthouse" stated on December 30th that use of XY chromosomes in the test was an oversight by the props department. They promised to alter the section for future Video On Demand broadcasts to read as XX. The potentially outrageous twist would not have been completely unexpected. "The Penthouse" had soared to ratings of 23.5% in its 19th episode, fueled by its deliberately bombastic plot.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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