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I am offended on behalf of western audiences... Netflix have implied that the Western audience are incapable of reading/sitting through all 76 episodes.
As an Australian who grew up on SBS, and who watches Asian and European cinema in preference to US offerings, not only did I notice that the story was strangely mangled and cut up, I also was left wanting more and all the missing pieces.
This is a great piece of television work that should not be missed. The only soap operas I find palatable are Asian ones - this show is more than palatable. The politicking is sublime. I love it.
Now I'm on a mission to find/buy all 76, 45min episodes - with English subtitles. Typical example of out of touch people in 'TV Land' deciding what is best for the audience, instead of letting the audience decide for themselves. I had no problem sitting and reading through umpteen bazillion episodes of 'Oshin' when that was on telly - don't know why I'm suddenly pigeon-holed as being 'too dumb' to watch this in it's entirety.
We all sat through 'The Water Margin' and 'Shintaro', so why, why why? I am heartily offended.
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