Episode 12 of Prison Playbook weaves in more perspectives and new information. People we thought we could trust are not as they appeared, and people we might have looked down on have a story of their own. It is an episode that slowly peels back another layer or two. These are my unfiltered thoughts and impressions of Episode 12. Continue reading
Being in prison isn’t as fun as this show has made it seem the last few episodes. But today we get real when it comes to being locked up with criminals. With the loss of Dr. Ko (I’m still in mourning about that development) there is an empty spot in the cell and some genius decides to transfer Crony in there. Yes, the guy who stabbed Je Hyeok in the shoulder and almost ruined his baseball career. Continue reading
I like finding a theme to the Prison Playbook episodes, and the writer doesn’t make it hard. Episode 10 definitely revolved around comings and goings, so let’s talk about who left the cell and who made an appearance, shall we?
It’s time to discuss all things episode 9 of Prison Playbook. Join me, Kmuse, as I discuss our prisoners (and guards) various regrets in life. And how, instead of falling apart, our favorite characters, pick themselves up and make lemonade out of lemons. Continue reading
Prison Playbook continues to reveal stories within stories, expertly teasing us with pieces of the puzzle that make up each character. This is Kdrama Jen, ready to dive back in and share with you my unfiltered thoughts on Episode 8. Well, some of them had to be filtered because I did actually say some very rude things about Dr. Ko’s company, but…we’ll get to that soon. Continue reading
This show is proving that nothing is ever as it seems, and that our characters are all onions. Today’s episode has many great reveals, some were expected, and others shocking. We also see the return of a beloved character. Continue reading
There’s got to be touches of real-life stories in the anecdotes we’re seeing in Prison Playbook. It really feels like the writer, Jung Bo Hoon, has done his research. Mostly because I would NEVER in a thousand years dream up an opening scene like the one we got with Kaist feeding his nicotine addiction and hiding it by blowing smoking into a tube in the toilet. That image is going to stick with me for a while.
What happens when a person makes a life changing decision and all of South Korea seems to be against that decision? Je Hyuk finds out when he reveals that “The Phoenix” wants to call it quits. Continue reading
This is Kdrama Jen reporting live from her Netflix binge session of Prison Playbook. First, a quick introduction. I have been watching dramas for well over a decade, so if you need a recommendation or want to talk dramas, then I am always willing to give my opinion. I consider myself “fluent” in Kdrama. No, I don’t mean I am fluent in Korean, although I have been studying and I do love learning languages. Instead, I mean that I can discuss one drama by referring to other dramas with similar characters, or maybe the same actors, or similar themes. So, for example, I think Prison Playbook feels like Reply 1988, but instead of ahjummas chatting on the stoop, we have hardened criminals trying to figure out how to get by in the prison world. Continue reading
Join The Fangirls in this mini podcast as they discuss the pros and traumatic cons of Netflix releasing kdramas in the US, as well as The Fangirls’ plans for binge watching the recently completed drama Prison Playbook. Continue reading