Prison Playbook (2018)

Woaaah I’m so head over heels with this South Korean Series titled “Prison Playbook” or “Wise Prison Life”. I never thought that I will someday write about South Korean series, because I never thought they would someday produce such several meaningful TV series. And yes I am not too updated with the facts that South Korean has many many many heartwarming Series!!!!

So my little sister is the one who told me to watch this drama because she said it’s good and she’s damn right. Not just ‘like’ it, I think I am in love with the story and the cast and everything.

The story is about a famous baseball player who hit a guy that tried to rape her sister. The guy had a brain damaged after received many hittings therefore the baseball player is sent to a prison. The tv series mostly tell about prison life and the people in it. What I like about this series that it doesn’t focus only on the baseball player himself but also the people around him got a special stories and beautifully told. The director is the same with Reply 1988 if many of you knows, it is a TV series that has been a hit on a couple years ago. I also like that drama but I must say I like this drama more. It seems that the creator and team are having a good development and I’m so happy to see the progress. Well the writer of Reply series and Prison Playbook is also different, maybe that is one of the point that attracted me more. I think I prefer the writings in Prison Playbook than Reply series. When I watched this, I never get boring why? Because I think the creator is a great storyteller. Rather than having a straight dramatic plot, we get to see mixed between flashback and dramatic in every episode. Makes us sometime surprised to where the story lead us. It was really refreshing and interesting. The most important reason of why I want to talk about this tv series of course because of the many life lessons contained in it. One of them is how we actually could find kindness, even in the most hopeless place we think we’re in. Don’t give up on humanity because every single soul in this world deserves to be treated as a good person.

Let’s move to the characters and actors. The main actors are Park Hae Soo and Jung Kyung Ho. They play as Kim Je Hyuk and Lee Joon Ho, they are best friend and somehow supersweet. I don’t know why but I have a thing for bromance. And they made sugary scenes in this series. In this series, Kim Je Hyuk become very popular because of his charm as a great baseball player, so apparently in South Korea a baseball player popularity is considered almost the same as the popularity of an actors or idols.. so you can imagine how “crazy” people will be when they see Je Hyuk in a mall or a restaurant. Meanwhile Lee Joon Ho grew to be a police officer, eventhough he actually played baseball when he was a kid. Baseball is what make them both getting closer and closer. However, they stopped seeing each other when they got into accident and involving their beloved coach too. However when the destiny finally reunite them both, it was beyond magic. I really wanna have a friendship relationship like them, the one which although you don’t get to meet your best friend everyday or for a long time but when you meet them it’s like time was freezing between them, it’s like nothing’s much changed, and their souls keep connected just like before.

Afterall, what I wanna say is, if you want to see a Drama that makes your heart warm, filled with great actings and (for me) perfect story, you might want to watch this. Yes, it is a must watch korean drama !!

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