49 Days

The South Korean television fantasy drama 49 Days (2011) is a fascinating mix of theological themes. It was inspired by the Buddhism "Bardo" that a soul usually wanders the earth for 49 days (an intermediate state lasting at most "seven times seven days") and then moves on to the next life. This drama also contains references to Shamanism (ideas such as reincarnation and karma) as well as some Christian concepts. Some unusual ideas briefly make an appearance but are insignificant…

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Operation Proposal

What happens when an entity with the ability to move forward and backwards through time perchance takes an interest in a young man’s pitifully sad situation and offers him a do-over of any critically pivotal point of his past? In the television series Operation Proposal (2012, 16 episodes) the entity that introduces himself as a Time Conductor does exactly that for a desperate Kang Baek Ho (Yoo Seung Ho).   Plot Kang Baek Ho (Yoo Seung Ho) lived his life…

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