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5 people with 25 missions to hunt for strangers across Asia. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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Each character has their respective flaw—save Mo who is perfect—, setting you up to see them thus be overcome as their stories progress. Plan is fixated on making money, Don is a player, Por is an unrepentant cheater, Ryo objectifies women, and Mo perhaps holds herself back. They almost achieve this, but it's so sloppy and inefficient, you can't connect to it as the audience. It's a writing issue but also a directing issue as there was a complete lack of suspense.
The fast-paced nature of the challenge wasn't reflected in the pacing of the show, which had many a drawn-out and banal emotional scene. Where the show drew me in and motivated me to continue watching was in their lighthearted comedic scenes—particularly Off Jumpol's—and with the promise of an interesting conclusion. And the conclusion should have been good. Five disconnected contestants are competing on the same show with challenges that are sending them around Asia. Why did the narrative not bring them all together, connect them in some way? Completely squandered. What's more, the only connection among them, that of Por and Mo, is revealed offhandedly early on.
Such a fun concept; I wish I could've seen it meet it's potential. I don't see this show being anyone's favourite, but it will entertain you.
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No clichés, no hashed up same old plots and scenarios, everything is just fresh and a completely unique take on the topic of love becoming either a trap for people or something people use to get what they want.
Another great thing is that it's not set in a school, so bravo.
Now on to the characters.
I have to say the most memorable character for me, the one I rooted for till the end, because it was relatable and I just loved her... "Mo" played by Punpun.
Second favorite... Don played by Toni.
These two I think not only were their characters layered but their acting was convincing so it broke my heart and also angered me when they kept doing stupid stuff.
And why did they give Joss such a tiny role? He's a good actor and has amazing visuals but this was such a waste of his potential.
Now, on to the characters that didn't always work for me...
Plan, played by New. Okay so there's nothing wrong with New's portrayal of the role, in fact he's definitely got some fantastic lines but I feel like his characters motivations were unclear to me and he seemed to act very randomly.
Ryo played by First, his character was relatable and who hasn't done stupid things thinking they were right! So, like I said the character of Ryo worked for me but the way First played it, just wasn't all that great.
For one his smile seems sociopathic instead of cute and he just doesn't do expressions all that well that said there were times when he was good so I feel like he definitely needed some more help.
Now, for the character that worked THE LEAST for me...
I'm sad to say, Por played by Off.
Okay , so for one his makeover, his reactions, they just didn't fit the character! It's not his fault. This was a role that would have benefited from an actor with a more daring and rebellious presence, like Joss, or even New!
Off comes across as more cutesy than sociopathic and cold like his character is supposed to be, so it really ruined the effect for me. Another huge problem with his character, not the actor, he behaved one way throughout so the end, what he does after the ending suspense did not make sense at all!! How could a person like him just change so much overnight!
The others change too but their changes seem organic and you don't feel cheated like you are at Por's story arc.
Anyway, those minor grievances aside I absolutely love this show. Entertaining, suspenseful and shot so well.
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