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K-Review: Chicago Typewriter

This series was something I’ve wanted to watch for a while thanks to Vienna and some other friends on Twitter. I didn’t have any expectations, as usual, and stayed away from reviews and such just so I can enjoy the series on my own.

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Writers that lived under Japanese rule in the 1930’s are reincarnated into a bestselling writer who is in a slump, a mysterious ghostwriter, and a fan of the bestselling writer.

To be quite frank, I am not a fan of series with storylines about reincarnations or past lives. Blame it on my religion, I do always end up having a hard time coming to terms with it. With that said, I did have a hard time connecting with the plot of this series. (This is essential for me when I watch series or read books because I can then fully internalize the story.) I can’t understand why the past lives matter so much in the present when we all get one life to live. It’s the difference in culture and religion but these kinds of plots are really not my thing.

Even if outright this series isn’t my thing, I was still able to finish the series and somehow enjoy it. Most of my enjoyment would have to be credited in seeing Yoo Ah In who was adorably cute throughout the series. Ko Gyung Poo would also have to be credited a little. He is such a cutie to watch although his character is such a pain!

Setting aside these two main characters, I loved how writing was given such a huge importance. The lead character was always reminded to write something meaningful and stop writing mediocre things. The series also showed that we should be careful in what we write. Our words are sometimes more painful than a bullet shot if we aren’t careful with it. Both of these lessons are reminders for everybody. We should always have the goal of writing something that could help others and stop we should stop creating content just to create content. Everything should have a meaning and purpose! Also, we should be careful with how we use our words. Some people could misinterpret what we write and in turn, could ruin lives.

If you ask me, the series was very meh. It was okay but it wasn’t all that life-changing for me. It’s a nice story but it just didn’t connect with me all that much. I wish I had different feelings about it but it’s just not happening! 🙁

5 Comments

  1. Hahahahaha ate, I am now convinced that the KDramas I like, you don’t actually like. Same with Goblin, right? HAHAHA But I’m glad you finished it!

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