HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 13

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Entertainers is such a mix of fabulous and puzzling that it bears watching. Ji Seong is killing it. This particular episode had so many feels that they almost blinded me to the shows inadequacies.

The most jarring part of the episode was the swift conclusion of Ha-neul’s false sexual assault accusations. He goes to a trial and forgives both Ji-yeong and Joo-han on behalf of himself and Jin-woo (Ahn Hyo-seop). It’s a whirlwind trial packed full of electric emotion and snap decision-making.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 12

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The romance of Entertainers has finally kicked up a notch and sparked a few real flames. Seok-ho and Green have a few wonderful moments together. Yeon-soo’s life is cracked open for us to peer at and understand that he really is as sweet as he seems to be. The characters are what make Entertainers worth the watch. The plot leaves something left to be desired.

Rather than layering story elements and plot threads, the drama has laid out a few central conflicts and peeled away layers of it. This leaves little to be intertwined and twisted into juicy conflict.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 11

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This episode of Entertainers was particularly heartwarming. As is the trend with the drama, things resolve a bit too easily and the media doesn’t have enough power. Despite those faults, there is just something about Seok-ho and his boys that turns hearts into puddles of goo and defy all logic.

There is something special about the brotherhood and family forged by the characters in Entertainers. Seok-ho, despite his ruthlessness in the beginning, has a knack for bringing people together.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 10

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Entertainers episode 10 was, simply put, the strongest it has ever been. The emotional beats were well-played, flowed into plot action, and then twisted into gripping turmoil. My complaints remain, but episode 10 effectively minimized them to nearly negligible.

All of the inherent goodness of the relationships between our boys, Green, Min-joo, Seok-hoo, and Man-seok in “Entertainer Band” has built a solid emotional ground for the team to stand on.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 9

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The glitter of Entertainers has dulled a bit as the drama soldiers on, doing battle with backstories, overbearing mothers, tragic pasts, and personal foibles. The setup and premise of Entertainers is as solid as ever, but the resolutions of issues is a point of contention between me and this show.

Jae-hoon’s story was the central focus of episode 9. His mother has a dream for him and he follows it to please her, but it isn’t his. The overbearing mother is nothing new to drama, and neither is a son learning to break away from the forced cocoon.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 8

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Entertainers is getting messier in organization but that didn’t stop it from tying with Goodbye Mr. Black at 8.6% for first place tonight. Indubitably, the spike upwards in ratings are due to the increased romantic presence in the storyline and with Ha-neul’s direct confrontation with Jinu.

The sexual assault scandal and how desperately the characters endeavor to hide or expose it provides a lot of raw plot fodder. It is how this fodder is used that is questionable.

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HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 7

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The dark truth that connects the unfortunate young people in Entertainers is twisted by lies as those involved try to prevent it from surfacing, and wrecking havoc on their lives and careers. This truth may not be as riveting to viewers as it is to the characters as ratings came in lower this week at 7.8%. Whatever the reasons may be, the undercurrent of tension caused by the buried sexual assault scandal is palpable. This doesn’t stop the Entertainer band family from growing closer and from opening up to each other.

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