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A hyperrealistic comedy-drama depicting the crisis of each generation living in the present era. It tells the story of a simpleton, Mr. A, who suddenly has to struggle to survive after being faced with a three-tier combo, being urged to resign, going from rags to riches, and facing the realities of aging. (Source: HanCinema) ~~ Adapted from the essay "I'm An Old Man, It Hurts". Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Wavve
  • Duration: 38 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 175 users)
  • Ranked: #6416
  • Popularity: #7651
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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5 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2023
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 4.5
This review may contain spoilers

Must-see because it teaches subtle life lessons.

Spoilers contain ahead.
Critical X" tells the tale of ML who is experiencing the greatest deterioration of his life due to retirement and rising housing costs.
This series gives a little realistic check on life.
Real situations faced by everyone in their lives are shown in a little funny yet serious way. The relation between ML and his wife and ML and his family doctor are so wholesome.
Ep1 brought me back to the time when I was hearing about a lot of layoffs. ML is a vice president of a company who is given the news that he is gonna be laid off, so the earlier he accepts it, the bigger the compensation will be. This ep will show the 5 stages of grief, denial, anger, negotiation, depression, and acceptance.
In this ep, we also get to know that the couple is having a hard time conceiving. We also get to know that ML suffers from insomnia, and when he has a get-together with his friends, he gets quite intimate by hearing how they own their own house, how they invest in stocks, and so on. So he starts to learn about stocks and starts investing, and as I guessed, he starts losing money in it. It had such a good reality point that when some employees are laid off, some of them might think that rather than working to get hired, they may find a simple way to earn since they are desperate for money, and in the end, all the savings they have also ends up going to waste( not saying that stock investments are bad, but if invested without having any proper knowledge about the market, investment can pretty much be a bad idea). Then, there is a scene where they won the reverse bits for a house, due to payment stress and all, ML develops alopecia (felt bad for ML when his friends we're making fun of him bcoz of his alopecia). Then in the next ep we learn that FL is pregnant and ML gets a job offer from a startup. But due to pressure from the company since it's a start-up and run by youth, ML under pressure starts to spit blood, and even though there are challenges he faces in his job, he is able to overcome all of them and help the startup follow its success path. At the end, the last ep focuses on his health and company, and eventually we can conclude that life is full of challenges, but at the same time, life also gives you support to overcome the challenges, like ML had FL, who supported him even in his hard times.
This series is a must-see because it teaches subtle life lessons. This series is a one-time deal, according to me.

Let's live, Let's Love and hope you enjoy your time by doing what you love ?

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  • Drama: Desperate Mr. X
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Wavve
  • Duration: 38 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 175 users)
  • Ranked: #6416
  • Popularity: #7651
  • Watchers: 1,135

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