Status: Completed Network: jTBC, Netflix Released: Jul 23, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 Duration: 1 hr. 10 min. Country: South Korea Type: Drama Episodes: 16 Censor: Censored
Life South Korea Drama 2018 | 라이프 | Khmer Movie aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and ...
Life South Korea Drama 2018 | 라이프 | Khmer Movie
This series examines the hospital as a breeding ground for misuse of power. It is a place of conflicting interests and clashing egos. The doctors have the power to save lives, but the board has the power to kill doctors. In a building supposedly dedicated to the public’s health,
it’s the personal vendettas that fuel people to get up in the morning. (Source: JTBC)
- Native Title: 라이프
- Also Known As: Laipeu
- Director: Hong Jong Chan
- Screenwriter: Lee Soo Yeon
- Genres: Suspense, Psychological, Drama, Medical
- Tags: Power Struggle, Doctor, Hospital, Sibling, Nice Male Lead, Calm Male Lead, Character Development, Mental Health, Bromance, Slight Romance
This is one of the greatest Korean dramas I have ever seen
Primarily a dialogue drama that is relatively slow-paced. I wouldn't recommend it for viewers who are impatient and want a lighthearted watch. The show focuses on business, politics, and societal issues in South Korea. Having lived in Korea, Life is so real that it hurts sometimes. If you liked Stranger, chances are you will love Life. Following her first megahit drama, Stranger, writer Lee Soo Yeon brings us a refreshing drama that touches on societal problems while bringing to question how one's life should be lived and valued. This drama is entirely business, political and psychological, with surprisingly minimal medical scenes despite taking place within a university hospital. Unlike Stranger, there is moderate romance involved but it is definitely woven into the story without ruining the dark bureaucratic atmosphere. Moreover, rather than focusing on mysterious deaths (which is the opening scene), Life depicts the struggles of just your average-day life from numerous different perspectives. [caption id="attachment_6099" align="alignnone" width="201"]
Life South Korea Drama 2018 | 라이프 | Khmer Movie[/caption] I tend to stay away from medical dramas where nothing much really happens besides some overreaction with a patient dying and the heroes coming to say the day. Medical dramas are boring to me. But Life is completely different and kept me captivated the entire ride without a single moment of boredom. You know when you have snacks to eat when you watch a show, and by the time the drama ends you ate it all without realizing? Well when I watched Life, all my snacks were left untouched because I had to give the drama my undivided attention. What makes one Life one of the best dramas I have ever seen is how they portray a certain situation or community problem from angles. Most dramas have a clear villain, a clear hero protagonist who will save the day, and the thin line between good and evil is easily distinguishable. Life shines all characters in a favorable and negative light at the exact same time. In the beginning, from one perspective, it's easy to characterize a person as "bad" for reasons such as "greedy" or "heartless." But then when you look at it from their perspective, there is no true right decision or wrong decision. Life really makes you confused and hating a character yet understanding and loving the same character at the same time. And I'm not talking about the bullshit kdrama "oh this handsome serial killer was neglected as a child so it's totally understandable for him to torture and murder people" type of understanding.