We can all safely agree that we need more Dr. Stranger like we need a collective outbreak of syphilis. Or a mass food poisoning with violent diarrhea. You get my drift, and if you’re bored you can have great mad libs fun with the above sentence and choose your own suffering ailment. The sad part is we’re getting more Dr. Stranger whether we want it or not, and it’s going to come in the form of a Frankensteined version cobbled and stitched together from nonsensical drama plot innards. The production will be releasing a movie cut of DS to run about 120-minutes with additional new scenes of the beginning and ending. All four leads have agreed to this extension project and will be filming for one additional week after the drama filming wraps to film the new footage. The movie is slated to be released only in China with an eye towards a year end date.
This news is hot off the press and the K-news has only been reporting on it for the last few hours so the specific details are still sketchy. The term used is additional filming for the opening and ending section but doesn’t elaborate in detail what that entails. It could be the leads are shooting completely new and different narrative scenes so that the drama and movie will have different endings, or the leads will merely be shooting additional scenes that continue with the narrative trajectory of the drama but amp up the visual punch for a cinematic airing. This is my face when I heard the news ಠ╭╮ಠ . Accompanied by shrieks of WTF!!! and You Gotta Be Kidding Me!!! I hate being so riled up but goodness does this royally messed up drama know how to keep pushing viewer buttons. It’s like the K-version of a Yu Zheng C-drama except with shipping wars fanning the trolling.
Now I don’t even know how to gird myself to get through the next two weeks and four episodes if there is a likelihood of a C-movie version that may or may not be different than the drama. It’s like a zombie that I shoot in the head with a shotgun and keeps getting back up looking more and more grotesque. Enjoy
suffer the photo walk down memory lane below.
Remember when the drama was actually entertaining even if it stretched the credulity and was all over the place but in a way that elicited a chuckle rather that the gurgle of blood spitting up. Remember the good old days?
Remember the tagline to this multiple personality drama’s official poster? “Two hearts, one pulse… A love that even fate can’t separate!” Hello? Why is there even a ship war going on that so butchered the discussion experience around this drama? WAE? *whines pitifully* And now the movie version will pull additional hoodoo over us? I’ll probably need a brain transplant after this is all said and done.
I have less angry memories of the midsection when I didn’t hate Soo Hyun’s character with the heat of a thousand burning suns. During a time when she still had a relevant and meaningful purpose in this drama other than as Park Hoon’s fall back option. Remember she was fighting Sang Jin to decide which of the Chairman Oh’s demon spawn will take over running Myung Woo Hospital? She could have been the one who stops all the Myung Woo horrific medical ethics violations after she takes over running it the right way one day and erasing her dad’s horrible legacy. Now I vote Sang Jin since he’s still interested in that job whereas Soo Hyun has forgotten that aspiration along with her day job all in the name of love.
Poor Park Hoon, he went from front-runner for one of my favorite male leads this year to so inconsistent in thought and emotion I’m tempted to have him go out in a flame of glory rather than risk Jae Hee/Seung Hee dying for love. I’m genuinely scared of what the next 4-episodes has in store. I still have to *gasp* recap this sucker.