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This documentary is full of gorgeous scenery, majestic mountains and waterfalls. I enjoyed learning about the different mountains of Taiwan and the indigenous people who have worshiped them. The scenery is stunning and narration educational. Great video!
I enjoyed watching this series and seeing a different side of Korea. The topics were fascinating and exciting. The documentary team somehow got amazing undercover access to people involved. They even got some participants to speak anonymously to the cameras as well. The only part that I didn't like was that this series was far from objective. Rather than reporting on the topics I strongly go the impression that they felt these people were wrong. The attitude was a holier-than-thou bent that was highly judgmental. Obviously, if someone is committing a crime that is wrong but if someone wants to hook up while married it's none of the documentary team's business. The participants are looked down upon. Other than that I enjoyed seeing this side of a repressed society and people.
Assorted Gems is a slow-moving drama about a large family. I found its glacial pace to be frustrating. The show usually focuses on family arguments and drama among different members of the family. There are some sweet moments few and far between, however. The inclusion in the cast of a Korean-speaking American, Kyle Huntington, added some realness. I'm glad that I'm not a man in South Korea. The men in this show are constantly swatted, slapped and hit by the aggressive female actresses. This was a bit strange for me to see. The aggressive women are not endearing and often pouty and hissing and making strange faces at each other in their anger. I saw too many people doing their business on the toilet. I didn't care for this toilet humor. Overall, Assorted Gems follows an implausible storyline of coincidences and unlikely meetings. The main focus is on status, standing in society and money. I found the series a bit shallow. I'd avoid this series unless you like 100% fluff.