Well, well. Here is thundie, two posts in a row, with download links for a 2008 drama that’s likely to garner as much interest as sparrows gathering twigs in some far-flung woods. It’s nowhere near your radar, I know! But before you roll your eyes and mutter that I’m not offering (or writing about) something more current, let me hasten to say that Scale of Providence is one of the best dramas of 2008.
Back when I was a newbie (still am!) in this thing called “Recapping the Kdrama: An Undertaking Not for the Faint of Heart,” I wrote a rather ranty first-impressions recap of the first three episodes. A few gripes about plot developments aside, I did go on to enjoy Scale of Providence and found it a gripping and suspenseful story that was well written, directed, acted and paced. (Incidentally, the PD went on to direct 2010’s stellar Jejoongwon. Aaand… the two male leads, who were archenemies in SOP, went on to play loving brothers in 2010’s gem-of-a-family-drama Life is Beautiful.)
If you like revenge thrillers like Resurrection, Devil, Green Rose and Time between Dog and Wolf, I’m confident you’ll like Scale of Providence as well. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out what popular blogger and k-critic Dahee Fanel has to say about the drama in her Expectations vs. Reality – Take Three post:
It’s been three years since Rebirth (also known as Resurrection) ended its run, but I still miss it like crazy. So thank goodness for dramas like this, written by the same writer who brought us Green Rose. And while GR was often dismissed as a less worthy version of Rebirth, it was still a good drama (although I admit I never finished it). Scale of Providence looks like it’ll be tackling themes of injustice, truth, and suffering, which we’ve all seen before, in shows like the above-mentioned, or last year’s The Devil. But this one looks like it isn’t centered so much on the idea of revenge, per se, as it is on the idea of obtaining justice. This may not seem like all that big a distinction, but I think it’s pretty clear enough that it’s an interesting one. From the very first episode, the relationships and characters are set up very effectively, and already I’m drooling over what I can see are the upcoming hazy distinctions between good and evil, justice and injustice, truth and lies. The shades of gray that so few dramas seem to be touching on these days. Bring it on, babeh!
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