As much as I disliked the first seven eps of DYLB I get why people love it. I don’t get School Nurse Files. I mean, I liked first ep and thought it would be easy to join this bandwagon and then it’s like I boarded a different train. Is it the possible hidden messages? Is it all about the love for metaphors being delivered in a quirky way? Is it about the likable leads?

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    I’m planning a larger post on it, but this is my spoiler-free review
    I completely loved it.

    http://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/09/27/school-nurse-files-a-celebration-of-weird/

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      Thanks for sharing!

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      Thank you @leetennant! I’m curious about your next post about it, this already gave me a better idea about it.

      I’ve found the recap part 2 and the comments there also helped to explain it, the reason why others liked it so much and I didn’t.

      I guess it’s mostly because, unlike you and many others, I never felt the editing was deliberate. There are so many scenes that should have been there while so many that seemed useless. It just felt like someone had 10 hours of footage, had to turn this into a 6 eps show and was too unexperienced to know what to keep and what to let go. One moment the ML was afraid of the hero and the very next they were Batman and Robin. Secondary characters became important just to vanish the next ep, big plotlines were never really explained. That whole thing about the hair knots and cushions was an example, the mite eater quitting his mission to apparently steal a human girl’s body was another. There is only so much confusion I can take before it all becomes just that. A string of moments put together, hoping to become something whole. I did like the realism of the cast appearance, the acting style, the leads personality and struggles, the jellies as human emotions and the non-conformity theme.

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        It’s okay, each to their own. The story was overly compressed, I would have liked an episode or two more to fill in some of the gaps. But overall, despite the bits where things were rushed, I personally loved it. It’s one of my favourite things ever.

        I do have one question though

        “the mite eater quitting his mission to apparently steal a human girl’s body was another”

        ????

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          Yes, that mite eater wasn’t about that, was it? kkkk
          I’ll be honest, I didn’t get who or what that was. The first thing the creature said was something like “Hye Min will return later”. That made me believe the entity took control of a human body when its presence was needed but the girl who owned the body would come back when the job was complete. Otherwise how would the creature have a name, family, money? Besides she was with someone when she replied that. Suddenly heroine decided the entity should become human and that it’s fine to take away its role to eat those mites. How would she know it was fine to transform the creature into a human? How could she know the consequences? How could they know that crazy thing would turn her into a human? Maybe there was an explanation and it never was a human girl? But if she becomes human who deals with those things if they appear there again?

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    ha ha. me too.. watching nurse files.. and while i get the theme, pace is way too slow

    At the crux of it, it is another teacher-student drama and gives you a glimpse of various problems in society from a school ground.

    Some of the themes they have touched on –

    1. Schools crushing students freedom of choices and dreams since centuries // schools harbour negative energies of all the kids who have come and studied there since ages

    2. (slightly sarci and funny take) – kids and how the biggest problem in their lives are their crushes

    3. bullying,
    4. girls/side commentary on how society treats them.. yada yada .. BUT still too slow
    5. bad company and how it can become disastrous ( umbical cord thing) – and NMJ’s question on that, if teachers really have the right to overrule kids’ choices aka – is the answer always in asking good students to dissociate from bad kids.. or are their better ways of helping kids

    Pretty much standard teacher-student drama motifs

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      revenge and turning to bad people/tactics

      popular girl is helping here instead of being a bully 🙂

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      or shall i say, how in every teacher-student drama, you have a group of kids who “believe” in the outcast teacher and support them in setting things to order in schools 🙂

      that’s what the little clique is doing there

      and yumi is your Dearest Teacher – the outcast, fighting for the right.. but clearly in everyone’s eyes she is weird and doing weird stuff with weird gate and weird tools 🙂

      Script wise this drama is smart

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