Memories Of The Alhambra - 2018 - 6/10
AKA - Alhambeuraui Gungjeonui Chooeok // 알함브라 궁전의 추억
Polished K-drama should appeal to gamers and VR adopters.
A young designer develops an immersive game set in Granada.
Two CEO’s of rival tech firms are casually interested.
The game itself soon shows to have a few bugs.
Deadly bugs, as in lethal, especially as virtual bleeds into reality.
Worse, the higher one progresses it is nigh impossible to log off.
The main protagonist is not the young developer, but one of the rival CEO’s.
To be blunt, the guy is an arrogant jerk. He is rude, dismissive, and untrustworthy.
Opening episodes suffer the K-drama disease of “cutesy,” as characters behave and act like thumb-sucking seven year olds. This dissipates, but it is cringe worthy.
Soon enough, skills are honed, and a quest is undertaken.
Spanish locations are stunning.
Three quarters in, the series flags. Energy, momentum, invention, all dip noticeably.
The ending – not to spoil – was an exhausted failure. Not that it was even an ending, it was an attempt.
The creative team shrugged “good enough” and delivered a finale that felt dishonest.
Inside joke: Gamers are permitted to make allies, one of our protagonist’s most loyal allies goes by the handle of “City Hunter.”