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Cho Han Gyeol stuck in a time loop that he went through the third in high school 33 times. He tried to break the loop, but the day after his graduation always became the entrance ceremony. He gave up and made a online Fortune teller that never went wrong to make fun of friends. One day, it starts to malfunction. Park Ye Jin, who had a crush on Han Gyeol, said that she is not into him anymore. Ahn Se Min, who was almost invisible at school, became an influencer representing the school. Meanwhile, Kim Ji Woo, a transfer student who has never been existed, shows up out of the blue. All these changes break Han Gyeol's boring but peaceful routine. (Source: PlaylistStudio.kr) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 日本語
  • 中文(简体)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 45
  • Aired: Sep 11, 2020 - Aug 6, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Naver TV Cast vLive
  • Duration: 13 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 715 users)
  • Ranked: #5920
  • Popularity: #3513
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
ifruity
9 people found this review helpful
Feb 1, 2022
45 of 45 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 4.5
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Had So Much Potential

I'm not usually into the time loop trope, but I was so intrigued by the idea of a character reliving three years of their life 33 times - long enough to be able to periodically ignore the feeling of being trapped and suffocated within a time loop but short enough to constantly feel unfulfilled by the end of each cycle. There was so much potential for the show to explore the pros of living such a long time loop -- the ability to stay young forever, to live without consequences, to never see your family and friends grow old.

They could have explored the cons even more - the monotony and loneliness of living the same life 33 times, knowing that nothing you do will ever change the inevitable. I mean, the ML literally jumps off a building at the end of his 33rd life and he immediately begins his 34th life (happens in the first episode, so not a spoiler). That must be miserable!

The show spent more time navigating typical high school woes than they did on understanding and breaking the time loop. Every now and then the show would give us a little nibble of insight into the time loop and then ignore it for five, six episodes before the next feeding - just enough to keep us coming back. For example, halfway through the show, the ML and the SFL, who is also stuck in a time loop, begin studying quantum mechanics in hopes of uncovering the mystery behind the time loop. Ten, fifteen episodes go by before they even make a reference to studying quantum mechanics, and then the SFL suddenly drops that massive changes made during a time loop can break it! But what constitutes a massive change? The ML literally threw himself off a building in the first episode!

But then it also brings into question another compelling idea - if a massive change breaks a time loop, how massive does the change have to be so that you don't trash the life that you end up living past the three year mark? The SFL, in order to break her loop, changed schools, rebelled against her parents and fell in love - all pretty conservative changes but massive considering her personality. She had always been reserved in rebelling, so I'm sure she had tons of inner turmoil weighing the pros and cons of doing X, Y, Z action to break the loop, like running away from home or publishing her R-rated novel. It may break the time loop but then she would also be risking that whatever damage she does in this time loop becoming permanent if she breaks it.

Instead, we spent 45 episodes watching kids bully each other.

The characters were really charming and fun to watch, but with all these questions piling up in the back of my mind, I couldn't help but be disappointed by the final outcome. We are no closer to understanding the time loop than we were in episode one.

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Completed
belle
11 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2021
45 of 45 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0

A really great life lesson kdrama!

Without spoilers, i’ll explain this in the most general way possible.

A lot of people throughout the show began to give up due to how many episodes there are but honestly speaking, it was quite reasonable for there to be many episodes. It was reasonable for it to have this many episodes especially with how the story ending was.

High school is really a place where lots happen. This drama has portrayed the perspectives of many different characters, basically also showing how each student in school can have their own ways of viewing life. Despite it having some fillers, these things are really important to realize. They’re also very realistic and portray a good example of high school and how students can be in their high school life. There was lots of character development with the characters, and like I said, even though it took long, they really showed the true development of a student. It shows how much one can change from the beginning to end of high school.

I can really say that it was worth sticking around till the end because of how I can relate to some of these things as a former high school student. There was so many things that were brought to life in this show that I, myself, didn’t even realize. It makes you believe that you don’t have to keep sticking to your usual or normal doings, and that exploring life while you can makes things a little better so you won’t regret anything. The growth as a teenager is SO SO important! Going through this self-growth in your “teenage-hood” before you reach the age 20 is good. There are hardships here and there but all of that will really help you in the end and can create memories for yourself, whether it will be a good one or one that may suck but taught you a lot.

This drama really teaches you that high school is not what everyone thinks it is. There isn’t only happy moments involved but there’s also the negative parts that almost help you get through life as a high schooler as bad as it sounds. This teaches so many things and the main thing is that it teaches you to live life without regrets. Even if there may be regrets, don’t let that affect the way your present and future will be.

The acting was amazing as well. It’s great how they all went by their real names and I guess that gives you more of a sense to act like yourself knowing you are being called by your own name. The music was great too! I really love the songs that Eunsang and Young K made.

This drama covers a lot of different things btw! Romance, School Life, Trauma, Bullying, Social/friend life, etc etc. It’s really good and I hope people consider it and are patient with it!

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Details

  • Drama: Let Me Off the Earth
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 45
  • Aired: Sep 11, 2020 - Aug 6, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Naver TV Cast, vLive
  • Duration: 13 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 715 users)
  • Ranked: #5920
  • Popularity: #3513
  • Watchers: 3,823

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