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Altered Carbon

Too much fighting as filler, not enough plotting and world building
I was disappointed - instead of actually writing characters and building worlds, they took the easy way out with a lot of pointless fight scenes. Screenwriters must be more expensive than fight choreographers and stunt men.

Will be deleting it from my lists unless it the next episode is far better than the ones I've watched so far.

Las chicas del cable

Fashion and medical gloopers, music choices :(
1920s and you have people doing CPR (badly)? It was not widely taught until the 1970s.

Conservative Madrid has women wearing sleeveless dresses to work?

Babylon Berlin

Technical Inaccuracies :-(
Yo, NETFLIX ... this is 1920s Berlin and you have someone doing CPR? It's a few decades too early.

Aside from that and the PATHETIC English dubbing it's a great drama.

El tiempo entre costuras

Good tearjerker, needs better subtitles!
Nice spy versus spy stuff. Fabulous period detail, and Jamila is amazing - the actress looks like a Modigliani portrait.

Although the overall plot was good, I have problems with the premise that upper crust Spanish women, who were well known for their snobbery, would invite their dressmaker to anything. And managing to drive from Lisbon to Madrid without encountering any border formalities? Gimme a break.

I was using the English subtitles as a backup for understanding the unfamiliar Spanish accents and noticed some glaring errors - they left out the "not" in one so the English had the reverse of what the Spanish actually said. In another, they used the wrong synonym and the farmer was talking about "camps" being fenced and not "fields". These are basic translation goofs and should have been caught.

If the show makes anyone look up the ghastly history of the Spanish Civil War and the maneuvering between the Brits and the Germans in neutral Portugal and non-combatant Spain during WWII it's worth it.

Rosalinda Fox deserves her own movie.

Him-ssen yeo-ja Do Bong-soon

Disappointingly disjointed. Cute clothing.
I only made it through the first few episodes.

They stuffed sophisticated rom-com, spooky special powers, horror flick evil kidnapper with overtones of sexual perversion, buffoonishly bad slapstick, corrupt police and whatever else was in there into the same series.

They did it badly. It didn't work for me.

The heroine with the superpowers spent way too much of her time looking helplessly cute and befuddled, a victim of badly contrived circumstances.

One would expect a young woman of 27, with superhuman strength, from a family of women with similar powers, to be more than dithering ditz. Perhaps it develops in the later episodes, but it wasn't worth taking the time to see if it got better. Her one good scene was the job negotiation scene, but after that flash of spirit she regressed to a befuddled clueless fool.

Speaking of clothes - the expected stylishness of the characters was, as usual in K-drama, excellent.

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