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Disney+ joins the K-drama scene with mystery-thriller Grid

Disney+ is jumping into the K-drama scene (as are a lot of other streaming services) with their upcoming project Grid. This original series is a mystery-thriller that follows a bureau employee and a police investigator who pursue the truth about an entity that saved mankind.

Seo Kang-joon (I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day) stars as the bureau employee Kim Sae-ha who has spent the last 24 years trying to find “Ghost” — the mysterious entity that created the worldwide grid shield. Kim Ah-joong (Live Up to Your Name) plays Jung Sae-byuk, a police investigator who helps him discover the tiniest clue after she witnesses an unbelievable truth at a crime scene.

Lee Shi-young (Sweet Home) plays the part of Ghost, who reappears in the world after 24 years of silence to protect a serial killer. Kim Mu-yeol (Juvenile Court) plays Seo Kang-joon’s fellow employee at the bureau named Song Eo-jin. He’s always lived his life logically, so he doesn’t understand why his department and colleagues are so intent on finding Ghost.

Last but not least, there’s Kim Sung-kyun (D.P., Hospital Playlist) who plays the serial killer under the protection of Ghost. The character is an orphan who doesn’t know his own birthday, and doesn’t have any friends or acquaintances, so it’s an even bigger mystery as to why Ghost is protecting him.

According to reports, filming for Grid is complete, and currently, it’s in post-production. Co-directed by Lee Khan (The Divine Move) and Park Chul-hwan, and written by Lee Soo-yeon (Forest of Secrets), Grid will available on Disney+ at the beginning of next year.

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"..who has spent the last 24 years trying to find “Ghost” — the mysterious entity that created the worldwide grid shield." So I guess he's been searching since he was a kid? Or is he a kind of entity himself?

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This was my exact reaction, I was like all his life?🧐🤔

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Seo Kang-joonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn 🎉🎉🎉

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I'm excited to see him again! 😍

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why in disney+ though? i already have subscribed so many live streaming. from viki, netflix, iqiyi... 😥

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I have Netflix, VIU and Disney +, and I’m seriously considering subscribing to Iqiyi because of Yumi’s Cells... 😢

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*streaming is the new cable* *ahem*
*dances merrily down the lane in a pirate hat*

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In the US and some other countries, Yumi's Cells is also on Viki. In fact, it appears that Viki has made some kind of deal with IQIYI and is carrying a number of their shows. Thank goodness, because I had serious reservations about the wisdom of having my user data shared with IQIYI HQ and whoever might be requesting it from them.

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Yumis´s cells was on Netflix tho

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It's not in my region.

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disney+, appletv+, netflix, viki, iqiyi, viu and hbo max coming soon apparently. I see my monthly expenses going up.

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Tbh, I'd love to subscribe to only a few of them...

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I miss him so much!!!!

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*whispers* I was thinking of proclaiming him my new BB, but I am too afraid to name anybody my BB ever again. Look at what it's turned out! 😢

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Well, we love our babes, and SKJ is one of them. We need babehood (I just made up the word 🤣), so don’t be afraid to babe another babe.

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😂😂😂😂😂

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So many new platforms with so many dramas with weird stories... It would have been better if they spaced them out because Jirisan, Happiness, Dr. Brain and now this one, it is a little too much for my taste in strangeness.

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Frankly, I'm scared of Disney. They already own Pixar, Marvel and countless other companies - I think the fact that they've now got their noses into K-drama too shows that they just will not stop until they own all the media we want to consume. I don't wanna support that.

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You're so right. Disney ruined the best marvel shows aswell (the netflix ones) I don't think I'll ever get over it. Disney should just piss off with their PG shows

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When the shows are bad, Disney gets the blame. When they are reasonable, Kevin Feige and his crew at Marvel Studio receive praise.
Funny how that goes.

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Seiously. It makes it even sadder when people assume they are getting different views being on a different channel/radio station/website but really it's all split mainly between Disney and Time Warner.

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ikr? but very little of their show interest me.... but i should watch seo kangjoon kim mu yeol, and the writers... so i think suporting only one show won't affecting them that much.

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Jumping on the train with everyone here. I just can't justify adding yet another platform - especially not Disney.

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But it's EunSeob... what are we going to do?

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Eunseob-ah 😭❤️

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It's painful. So painful. I might be convinced to try a 'free trial' once it's completely aired and I can binge it quickly. Ugh, why Disney, Eun-soebah! 😭

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They had me at Seo Kang-joon. Then they add in Lee Shi-young, Kim Sung-kyun and Kim Mu-yeol and I don't even care what the show is about. I'd watch these people watch paint dry cause they would make something that boring interesting.

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Not crazy about it being on Disney+ and really don't get their picks, but I know I will watch. Seo Kang-joon! Lee Shi-young! Writer Lee Soo-yeon!

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Oh the calamity. FOS writer but I'm still in phase two of my Disney boycott...

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So what did the Mouse do to offend The Queen of Melonia?
Inquiring minds want to know.

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What DIDN'T they do is probably more of the question... hmmmmmmm how do I summarise probably 10 or more years of growing disaffection and hate for their content…

There's a lot of things, but one of the primary ones is that every project they put out is tainted by the fact that they are completely and solely motivated by profit and money alone.
It is not to tell stories or make art and it is certainly not to tell good stories with good art.
Everything is a cash grab.

Even the few, the pitiful few decent things that break clear of this inevitable mire, are still shackled in some way.
And everything is designed to retain your interest or claim your investment through nefarious means (be it for example, cast baiting, nostalgia baiting, or multiverse AND nostalgia and cast baiting), unable to let stories live and breathe and die, so you come back for more, so they make more money.

And to ensure this they have monopolised the market. The market expectation is now Disney Summer Blockbuster, the next instalment in Disney’s every growing pile of franchises, with their signature look, their somehow simultaneously colourful and desaturated colour palette, their costume design that all looks the same, their excessive use of CG (leading to the death of Practical Effects), … their spoiler free promo tours, their poor actors who are not allowed to keep scripts or know the story’s ending, their retconning because their audience guessed an Easter egg reveal, their retconning of the retconning because for all their production time and corporatism they still can’t plan a story across one movie, let alone 3, or God forbid, 11+.

And their animation studio content? … animation *technically* amazing in detail, but stale, stories uninspiring, shallow, or even downright insidious - AND! - Elsa looks like a frakking lizard.

They don’t care about their stories. They don’t care about the characters in their stories. They just want your money. And they’ll do anything to keep it, and keep you in pocket, because God forbid, we all just stopped watching them…

I could go on but, she really does look like a lizard… *shudders*

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Thank you !
I'm not sure I understand all of it since I'm more of a Disney parks girl, LOL. That's where I'd rant all day.

It took Dave Filoni to make me interested in anything Star Wars so, I'm still trying to catch up with CLONE WARS, etc.
I'm a fangirl, and I'm excited to watch all of his work.

But is it all on Disney since the original people mainly run each studio?
Kathleen Kennedy running Lucasfilm was George Lucas's doing. Kevin Feige is still running Marvel Studio, and if John Lasseter weren't such a Harvey Weinstein, he would still be part of Pixar.

These studios worked closely together before they merged, so it makes sense that the previous owners would sell them to Disney. I can't imagine what someone like Paul Allen would do with Pixar.

If you think things were bad with Iger, it's going to get worse with Chapek IMO. Profit over quality, from what I've seen at the parks lately.

I don't work for Disney, but my other half does, and he loves his job, so I'm grateful for that.

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It's a complicated topic and I only really scratched the surface but -
"Is it all on Disney"-
I suppose in that respect my issues with Disney, are really just my issues with much of the entertainment industry as a whole, but at a concentrated level.

I liked Disney movies once upon a time. I like OG Star Wars and large parts of TCW. I still like older movies and franchises Disney has produced. I did used to follow the MCU also (although my disillusionment with the superhero genre is its own, albeit related, beast again).

So I think, at least the issue I more address here (because as I said, there is a lot to this), is more about the entity Disney has become, all parts of it, the bits that were broken before joining, the direction of all parts afterwards.
Maybe some of it should’ve been obvious beforehand, maybe not, but nonetheless it's all on Disney *now*; it no longer specifically matters who is in charge of what.
I have issues with Disney alone, I have issues with Pixar alone, I have issues with Marvel alone, with Star Wars post OT alone (yes, even Filoni's work, even if he is one of the few that DOES care), I have issues with how the direction of movies for the past 20 years (or more) has gone and is continuing to go ... and what do you know Disney just made it easier for me to decide to distance myself from all of these specific things by owning it all...

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Hmmmm a part of this is… over these past years (I said 10, but 8 is more accurate I think, to this), I have changed in the way I consume media, and content as a “fan”.
There has been a steady, and still growing, distaste and detachment from media content, across the whole board- be it music, tv, movies, books or other- because the content I was consuming was constantly unsatisfying and constantly, and ever more increasingly, degrading an art form I love and am passionate about, made up of smaller art forms I love and am passionate about ( Id Est, Storytelling in all its many guises).
This, combined with the idea of fandom, that I find very draining and very toxic, and have had too much direct experience with said sides of, and my naturally highly analytical brain that was only getting honed by all this, lead to a much more cynical and disaffected, but also critical way with which I engage in media in general.

And the Mouse, it’s like the Mouse Entity was just like, here we’ll speed up that process for you. (Maybe I should thank them.)

And I know this is ironic, because I still watch kdramas now don’t I? And more than anything else. But even then, we both know how few of those also I truly love, and we definitely know how critically I watch them… pfft

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That being said, allow me to indulge momentarily 😉
On a Clone Wars note- you haven't watched all of it yet? Where would you be up to?
When I watched it fully last year my brother went...

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((I think it also says a lot about Disney that these are the people they're not just willing but wanting to work with, and attract, and have *left* in charge. ))

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Am I the only who wants to go back 8 or 10 years when dramas weren’t “Cool” and merch was not Halloween costumes or over priced at Hot Topic? It happened with anime as well. The dramas just seemed more varied as well.

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Reminds me of the comments my daughters made when Dr. Who got too "mainstream" in its success. They jumped off that train early in the Matt Smith era, long before I did.

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I felt it was precisely during the Matt Smith era - i.e. the first stage of the Steven Moffat era - that things got extremely weird and possibly over-complicated.

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They tried to take a classic iconic Series and make it deep and something it simply was not. Doctors don’t fall madly in love with spunky blondes!

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And the Doctor isn't supposed to be a heart-throb with women falling for him left, right and centre! That's partly why I stopped watching during the David Tennant era. Whatever you might say about Moffat, at least Amy and Clara only had very brief crushes on the Doctor. (Though I found that annoying too.)

Personally, I didn't mind some of the deep stuff. E.g. River Song's origins are just nutty beyond belief, but for me there's something deeply moving about the way her timeline runs in the opposite direction from the Doctor's.

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What is it with Kdramas and serial killers? Always a serial killer....

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Or con artists with hearts of gold. I am waiting for the serial killer who gets amnesia and become a Con artist or visa versa.

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Bring it on. I've been waiting for this penned piece by FOS' writer.
But I can't seem to wrap my head around the plot.

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Disney+ is actually going to release several other original kdramas including 'Snowdrop' with Blackpink's Jisoo, and 'Moving' with Han Hyo Joo.

The one I'm most excited about is "Rookies" with Kang Daniel and Chae Soo Bin to be released in early 2022. This will be Daniel's first drama and leading role, and is a coming of age story about students at an elite police University. Other cast include Lee Shin Young and Park Yu Na.

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