The Slums doesn’t get overly profound with its messaging but it does get its point across in a straightforward manner. There were attempts to be funny but all of this is just a facade for entertainment value. For those who understand how it is to be poor, it is truly heartbreaking. 

All in all, the film masterfully laid out the horror element, but in truth,  the real nightmare was actually the loss of the chance to create future happy memories in the “player’s” future. It makes you ask : For so many of us who are busting our a*ses to earn a living, is it really worth it to lose something so precious over it? 

It is true that we have a long way to go to resolve this pandemic. Things may get a lot worse before it gets better and 2020 is really doing its best to roll out red carpet for bad news. However, for the meantime,  it will not hurt to focus on the small bright spots in this endless wave of challenges to inspire us to move forward.

All in all, I get why people are hooked to The World of the Married, even though there are already familiar elements to the story that has been explored in previous dramas. You have a rootable central character surrounded by evil, evil people but she just continues to get up after getting knocked down time and again. I am completely on board to see Sun Woo triumph in the end. Only four more episodes to go. 

Audiences should not be attacked for the type of content that they prefer. And art should know no race. Good cinema is good cinema is good cinema. It transcends language and boundaries. If we want to bring local cinema to the attention of the world, our filmmakers should be open to different world views and approaches. Our local industry should be mindful of quality even while balancing it with profitability.