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Village: Thematic messages, casting, and comic sidebars
by | December 6, 2015 | 38 Comments
SBS’s mystery-thriller Village: Secret of Achiara wrapped this past week, which means we have a slew of interviews from its director and writer to read through for extra insights. The drama never got out of single-digit ratings (most episodes hovered in the 5% to 6% range), but did earn recognition as a “well-made drama” (a... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 3, 2015 | 52 Comments
Time to say goodbye to Village: Secret of Achiara, which turns out a pretty satisfactory finale episode that not only answers questions of plot but, more importantly, does a good job of reaching emotional closure with our characters as well. Given that a main character is still dead, perhaps we can’t have a perfectly happy... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 15
by | December 2, 2015 | 41 Comments
Just when I thought we’d all had Village figured out, the drama throws in a curveball, and it’s a doozy. You won’t hear me complaining about tossing in a late-game twist, since my concern was that there was too little mystery heading into the finale, with most of the clues being revealed to the audience... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 14
by | November 25, 2015 | 49 Comments
You’ve gotta hand it to Village—it sure doesn’t lack for twists. Some of them are more surprising than others (and some aren’t very surprising at all), but I respect the drama for stocking the show up to the brim with plot, secrets, and ever-changing directions. The characters continue to develop dimensions, and as we head... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 13
by | November 19, 2015 | 75 Comments
So-yoon persists in digging and digging, despite the fact that nearly the whole town is determined to stonewall her. She may not be the shrewdest investigator around (her tactics can be aggravatingly clumsy), but persistence does pay off, and anger fuels boldness. Watching her in action feels a little like throwing eggs to chip away... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2015 | 45 Comments
The delusion, it runs deep in this town. That certainly explains how the secrets have remained under wraps for so long—with this amount of willful ignorance going around, it’s no wonder it’s taken So-yoon this long to piece together the fragments of this mystery. Speaking of which, major secrets are revealed today, and they force... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 11
by | November 12, 2015 | 59 Comments
And we’re back! Fyi, Village will have a few scheduling irregularities heading into its final weeks — yesterday’s episode was pre-empted so we’re only getting Episode 11 this week. Next week we’ll be on a regular schedule for Episodes 12 and 13, but the following week (Thanksgiving, for us Americans) will only air Episode 14... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 10
by | November 5, 2015 | 41 Comments
Aw, our gullible, simple-minded petty officer is growing up, even if it’s in tiny little baby steps. Though I did find his naivety mildly frustrating in past episodes, the more he is challenged, the graver his demeanor becomes, and it’s a gratifying progression into adulthood. Though I wouldn’t mind a return of the cute every... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2015 | 24 Comments
You can always count on Village to have a shocker for an ending, and this episode delivers. The show isn’t always shocking in the same way, which I appreciate; some episodes it’s gruesome, others chilling, or just a plain surprise, as in today. And it’s nice to see that a dead girl is still causing... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2015 | 39 Comments
Our heroine turns a corner and happily, finally, exhibits some grit in the face of unpleasantness—nice So-yoon was rather boring to watch, since the extent of her activity seemed to be looking wide-eyed and accepting what everyone said. But shunned So-yoon is, gratifyingly, more proactive and assertive, and it’s a relief to see her pushing... More »