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Slow paced & soulful slice of life - HOW we are living being more important than surviving

Beforehand: Anyone who expects "Goodbye Earth" to be a 12 episodes long doomsday blockbuster in the face of an impending apocalypse is completely wrong here. The KDrama has nothing to do with a fast-paced, action-packed and adrenaline-arousing desperate fight against an approaching asteroid.
Plus: Yoo Ah-in's lead role, due to a charge of illegal drug use, was reduced to a minimum during production. So somehow it had to be improvised in terms of content. But in my opinion, a stronger focus on the female lead (played by Ahn Eun-jin) didn't hurt.


I would say "Goodbye Earth" is a ´slice of life´ centering around a bunch of rather ordinary people in a rather ordinary residential area in the city of Ungcheon. The remaining city population is expecting the crash of an asteroid that is on a collision course with the Earth and, according to calculations, will hit the Korean peninsula. Other than that, people live their lives - which, compared to before, obviously are not quite the same... So this dystopian KDrama is not about averting disaster. It's about continuing with life - until the end. Together. But, now, what do all the noble, dutiful, corrupt, holy, street-smart, arrogant, simple, life-hungry, in love, pregnant, believing and criminal variations of human beings do with this knowledge of their collective death?

Significantly, the looming asteroid isn't the worst thing at all in “Goodbye Earth”. In this particular scenario, the political order had already largely collapsed. Those who could afford it, had tried to save themselves. Eventually, the power vacuum was filled in no time. But fortunately, "Goodbye Earth" does not medially exploit the dystopian scenario to gleefully indulge into man's cruelty, unscrupulousness and insatiable greed even in the face of the bitter end. In fact, the KDrama gives its time and space mainly to interpersonal dynamics of a certain community - a diverse collection of people, young and old, who know each other from their community life, from school, from childhood. Only over time, little by little, in interspersed flashbacks, do we find out how they are all related to each other and what actually connects them. We walk along with them - during their last days, which are unstoppably shrinking in number… until the collision with the asteroid. Thus, emotionally, episode by episode, we get to know the people and their neighborhood better and might even grow fond of them, too.

The people in Ungcheon are actually less concerned with the approaching asteroid itself than with why and where their priest had disappeared or what had happened to the church money. And then there is this gang of criminals who among others specialized in child trafficking. The pain, fear and hopelessness felt by the people of Ungcheon is more likely to be caused by the collateral damages beforehand of the asteroid collision, than by actually facing their end.

It is slice of life in the context of a rather bizarre, extraordinary life situation. While people have to process their traumatic, crucial life experiences, talking and sharing might actually help to overcome emotional alienation or even frenzy. Yet... This is beautifully demonstrated in several examples. Sooner or later, close to the end the question arises as to what really counts...

In my opinion, this is a quietly gripping and complex KDrama. So complex that a few questions might remain unanswered at the end. But for me they are not so important here, therefore I can leave it at that. I´d say “Goodbye Earth” is rather about the personal processes that all those different characters have to go through, while dealing with those obviously extraordinary challenges their ordinary life is confronting them with.

For all those who expected e.g. “Deep Impact” in a series format, "Goodbye Earth" is certainly disappointing. For fans of slice of life, however, an almost unique scenario opens up in this rare dystopian context. The focus is on a former teacher who had to helplessly watch the children of her mid-school class becoming the greatest collateral damage in the run-up to the asteroid collision. For her this is representing the actual catastrophe.

"Goodbye Earth" lives from subtle interpersonal dynamics, coping with everyday life in a state of emergency and the daily struggles for emotional balance, for humanity and structure, for law and order in the midst of chaos. The KDrama is primarily a soulful and slow-paced study about the people of a neighborhood in Ungcheon bravely continuing with their lives in the light of their definitive collective death date. Because it's not over yet. Well aware about day X, life goes on. Until then. Together.
Bottom line: In the end, HOW we are living is more important, than surviving no matter what.

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Ssomin32
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Awful show

I could tolerate the poor editing in ep 1 and 2 , and yoo ah-in had enough scenes that I'm not even sure his scenes were cut , but the writing was baaaddd, despite all the noise made about abduction and trafficking of children ,the adults somehow let them always wander off , the younger priest having his faith tested was meant to come off as deep ,but came off as boring , all the talk of the ML being this important person that the bad guys needed , reduced to him having a flash drive with all his work that he gave away willingly.
Did no one think of escaping by ship except the human traffickers. The FL had more chemistry with her female soldier friend than the ML. Despite that , the only thing the show had going for it towards the end was the ML and FL relationship and they butchered that with the stupid ending

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junayed
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21 dias atrás
12 of 12 episódios vistos
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No geral 6.5
História 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
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Let me explain

It's a very nihilistic drama about a neighbourhood as the end of the world approaches and, bad things start to happen. It is generally about human follies, there are few philosophical ideas but, none of coherent enough to leave an impact upon viewer. And, when this 12 hour long drama ends there is no closure.

This whole human follie drama could have been saved in the editing room by cutting at least 4 hours of stuffs. This series is just menander around from one point to another without reaching to the point. Simply, it’s all over the place.

I get it that they are trying explore if worlds get destroyed within 200 days what will happen to the normal people of a simple small town, how they will spent this 200 days with lack of food, faith, corruption, crime, how do they protect their neighbourhood and, most importantly how can they protect the children. As I said it’s a very nihilistic drama without any closure.

However, this drama does not deserve 12 hour long duration time. Like the main story of this drama begins at 6 episode which is baffling, how the editor and the director ignore such a big problem. Furthermore, none of the characters have any important goal that could engage the viewer, most of the characters are passive. Like the character of YAI is pointless, he just sits around and, follow the female lead. Nothing really happens in this drama, what we see in episode one to four, it’s just repeats itself in rest of the episode. And, no it didn’t happen because, YAI part was cut out, I think they really did not cut his scenes, they just wanted calm the viewer so, they can release it without any further controversy

What I learned watching this series is that not every story need to be retold using visual medium. I really don't understands how this series got green lit or how the actors signed it because, the writing is bloated with repeated things. I really wanted to like the show. I actually liked 60-70% of the series, I also liked the supporting characters too but, the problem is this there is no set up or pay off at the end, it begins and then it just ends. I am jealous of whom ever loved this series I wish I loved it too.

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22 dias atrás
12 of 12 episódios vistos
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No geral 7.5
História 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Musical 8.5
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It’s very disappointing

For me and possibly many others they were most likely hyped/excited for this show. And once the scandal of one of the actors interfered with the show I was quite worried, but when they released the trailer I genuinely thought everything would be fine… (I was wrong) The show’s storyline did not deliver and honestly felt a bit sloppy. And to be completely honest the ending was not what I was expecting. I think all of the actors gave their all in the performance but they storyline just wasn’t it. I truly wouldn’t recommend this to anyone especially people who like shows like this. So just to say once again the actors/actress did amazing acting rise the plot just fell short

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rubeole
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21 dias atrás
12 of 12 episódios vistos
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No geral 8.5
História 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 9.5
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A good philosophical show with a bad pilot

The first three episodes present a disorienting experience for viewers, with a narrative structure that lacks clarity and coherence. The plot jumps haphazardly between different timelines without clear indication, leaving audiences struggling to piece together the sequence of events. Flashbacks blend seamlessly with present-day scenes, further complicating the understanding of the storyline. This lack of a clear timeline detracts from the overall viewing experience, making it challenging for viewers to fully engage with the narrative.
Furthermore, the abundance of characters introduced in the early episodes adds to the confusion. While an extensive cast can enrich the storytelling by providing diverse perspectives, this show struggles to effectively develop each character amidst the chaos of its narrative. As a result, many characters feel underutilized or underdeveloped, diminishing their impact on the overarching plot.
Despite its shortcomings, it" begins to find its footing in the fourth episode, as the narrative begins to coalesce and the timelines become more discernible. The characters, once disparate and disconnected, begin to intertwine in meaningful ways.

So, is a philosophical drama with grand aspirations, marred by its initial confusion and lack of coherence. While the early episodes may leave viewers feeling adrift in a sea of disjointed narratives, the series gradually finds its footing and delivers a more cohesive and engaging experience.

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18 dias atrás
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No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 10
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Slice of life but world is ending

Unpopular opinion, i really liked this slice of life with an end of the world background. It's obviously not a massive action dystopia where the Earth gets destroyed (and the biggest mistake was probably to sell it as this) but you can't tell me there is nothing to keep here.

Chatacters are really interesting with deep struggles and emotions. They are well developed and complex. It's a philosophical show with a lot of themes portraying humanity and its duality. It questions power, religion, forces, family, relationships, loss, despair, love.

Construction is a bit ambitious (like the impossible heir) and I understand people can dislike when the storyline goes back and forth with different timelines and cuts but when the story makes sense and the acting is that good I personally find it ok. It's just different and I feel like ppl are too much used to do something else while watching so they can't handle changing povs.

I loved the girl soldier, the children, the relationships between ahin's and eunjin's character. It blends social constructions ( for example children behaving like adults bc they will never become one, marriage, pregnancy).

Love language and touch is this drama is BEYOND INCREDIBLE. I never saw such emotions pictured and it was heartbreaking (acting performance from the couple deserve an award). Once you detach from the apocalyptic movie you were expecting and if you focus on small things , you'll see there is a lot to take from this. The counting of days before the asteroid hit the ground is slow paced but I liked that it wasn't a story about a hero trying to save the world and escape his fate. Maybe they could have survived but the story is not about that.
There's a also a hard work both visually and musically. Ost are so good. From The last of us to The Leftovers, there's a beautiful story here about connection between human being.

One sad thing is that there are huge blanks in the story (we miss the whole yunsang's POV because of those cowards) so they probably had to fill in with length or side characters that can be boring from time to time BUT besides this i find the storyline makes sense and it's interesting unusual and beautiful.

I ache thinking of what they did with Yoo Ahin and that we won't see him anytime soon. But i'm also very surprised by the angle they chose here. The flashbacks show us a lot of the chaos that happened in the past and the greed of people which let the characters with big traumas. And we face their fear and surerending in the present. The last ep was very moving like others scenes throughout the show (the end of ep9 is so sad i could kms) The ending is questionable but overall this is an enjoyable story with impactful scenes. I hope some people will make their own mind and stop focusing on reviews and group effect

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Hendrix7
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No geral 10
História 10
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 8.0
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Make your own mind up - don't believe the negativity.

I'm genuinely surprised by the low scores and negativity so far about this show.
Perhaps it isn't as fast paced as an action movie on a similar subject, but as a series with character development a film doesn't afford, it's compelling spot on.
Given the pandemic the world experienced in recent history, the day to day experiences and less-than-perfect emotions and ideologies exposed in the show hit home, & are all the more watchable for it.
Watch for the first few episodes and make your own mind up prior to believing the short-sighted negativity.
This show compelled way me more than most highly rated dramas.

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20 dias atrás
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No geral 6.0
História 3.0
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 7.0
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Well, It Lives Up to Its Korean Title

If you're ever trying to guess what a show is about from just the title, in this one the Korean title "The Fool of the End" gives you a very accurate summary, and even more than what you bargained for at that, which I'll explain more later.

Its collection of pretty well-known cast kept me going throughout the entire 12 episodes. The acting was great, just as what you would expect. The story, however, is another matter. Two thirds of the way through I still only had questions about what it is that I'm watching, because the entire time nothing of essence was ever revealed. Instead the whole show just feels like a collection of moments of everyone involved that only shows surface level happenings instead of delving deep into character or motivation. After you finish this you'll probably relate to me saying: "uhh,, okay." which is deflating given the time I've just wasted on 12 episodes.

Its Korean title which I understand to actually mean Doomsday Fool pretty much summarizes the show, and extends the description to the viewers. One thing It does a great job at is making a point of how when faced with the reality of the world ending, people become fools and all the things they do, foolish. It even goes so far as making me feel like a fool for watching it, since in the middle of watching this I felt like I had been taken along for a ride without any clue what exactly is going on. Lucky I don't easily take offense to being taken as a fool for the whole duration of the show.

At least I do get they were trying to make us think that, given the limited life you have and seeing the end is near, in the situation you're in, what will you do, and is there any meaning to any of it, or is everything just a fool's errand? If it's nothing but futility, does anything even matter? Dare I say, is it as pointless as watching this show? Then again that may be the only genius of it- making the viewers feel exactly like what they intend to show.

My layman's opinion is that this lacks the depth needed to make me relate to any of the characters. Their backgrounds and what little was revealed do very little to justify the things they do, and in most cases they were not thoroughly explained and so at the end nothing and no one really gets any closure. I guess in other words, all rather pointless; Foolish people doing foolish things, making me feel like a fool for watching this.

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21 dias atrás
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No geral 7.0
História 6.5
Acting/Cast 10
Musical 9.0
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Great trailer but someone is missing

I was really looking forward to this series based on trailer.
I wondered how the Koreans tackled this difficult subject.
Okay. Failed. The story was uninteresting, but sometimes the actresses and actors can save the show.
The leads were terrific together.
Perhaps if Yoo Ah In's scenes had not been edited in a weightless way, the series would have been more watchable.......
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História 2.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Musical 6.0
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Not much happens in this show

Unlike the show, I won’t waste your time: after the first few episodes, it just drags on. It gets bogged down by (approximately) one thousand characters and long, pointless dialogue.

This meandering storytelling is in service of a weak, trope-laden narrative. Elites betraying the common people? Corruption in trusted institutions? Groundbreaking.

All this is set in a world that doesn’t make much sense. It is incredibly dangerous, except when it’s not. Goods are scarce and infrastructure is in disrepair, except when they’re not.

Save yourself: skip this.

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18 dias atrás
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What could've been

I hate to say the only smart people in this drama were the bad guys using container ships to escape. What could've been a great drama turned into a soap box drama showing the bad side of humanity. No one used their resources to escape or try a way to survive. Everything was hopeless. This is not the disaster drama I was hoping to watch. The hot air balloons filled with children didn't make sense wouldn't the asteroid destroy those before impacting Earth?
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sungrokisking
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2 dias atrás
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No geral 9.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 9.5
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What would you do if you had 200 days to live?

This drama actually blew me away. The low ratings really scared me at first, I was wholly expecting a hot pile of garbage. But watching the first episode I was entirely and extremely pleasantly surprised. While I must admit the first two episodes were kind of patchy and had a rocky start, the development of the story was certainly something incredible to watch. It is WAYYY more than just about the world ending. It's deeply philosophical, political, emotional, uncomfortably realistic, and eye-opening. The story was so unique and had so many layers, I liked seeing how some of the plotlines ended up intersecting at one point, and how it ultimately always came down to the wellbeing of the innocent souls (children especially) being harmed by selfish and greedy humans.

It reminds me of the short drama Monstrous, where both works reveal that humans are inherently evil, and society is a f*cked up place rid with black souls ready to ensue chaos at any given moment to fulfill their greed for worldly desires. But the main message is that, of course, the consequence of this greed and selfishness will never be good. I enjoyed Sungjae's story the most, because it seemed most of the drama revolved around the church and the support system they created for their community during these trying times. JSW's emotions and gaze during many of his scenes, especially the city hall memorial scene and fasting period scene, WOW, actual chills. Special shoutout to all the main cast because they were all amazing. I was especially excited about this drama ever since it was first announced because all my faves were in the main cast, seongwoo, eunjin, yoonhye, and they CERTAINLY did not disappoint. They were perfect. I have never watched a YAI drama before, and honestly I was fully expecting they would cut him completely out of the drama's footage, but he had many scenes! His character was nice, but nothing that stood out for me, personally. I enjoyed seeing eunjin and ahin together more, they had good chemistry and their love story was really interesting to watch given the context and both of their situations. I LOVED the dynamics between the four friends, they were worked so well together. Obviously I was very excited for a Diary of Prosecutor eunjin x seongwoo reunion, but they barely interacted tbh LOL. Also a ton of bromance between YAI and JSW, so good, really unfortunate that YAI didn't actually get to promote the drama with the gang.

This drama has overall given me very much jdrama vibes, and i guess this makes a lot of sense because it IS based on a Japanese novel. Within the plot there is just a lot of ruminating and reminiscing and enjoying the little moments in life, even amongst a catastrophe like the world ending. But I quite enjoyed that aspect of it. Because, HONESTLY, if we were to face a countdown to the end of the world right now, what else could we do besides just go on with our lives until the end? Maybe create a bucket list and do everything we've always dreamed of? Or maybe panic ration, remaining in denial that the world is not ending? Or maybe do something bad, because the world is ending anyways? This drama showed pretty much all of those aspects of human nature, which I really really loved, because it made the drama and story feel so real. I am highly considering to read the novel this drama was based off.

Overall, I think the MDL rating for Goodbye Earth is way too low, it doesn't deserve such a low rating. I think the YAI scandal just caused a lot of people to start the show with very low-expectations and the fact it was more slice-of-life and slow-paced rather than a thrilling action plot probably gave a lot of people whiplash, leading to the overall low rating. I recommend giving it a chance! It might be your cup of tea if you usually prefer slow-paced plots with more slice of lifey elements rather than fast-paced plots meant to keep you on the edge of your seat. This drama most closely reminded me of a drama I watched recently, the korean drama Live, which is that intersection of slice of life with crime, emotional topics, and thriller. It is certainly NOT everyone's cup of tea.

The only reason I give this drama a 9 rather than a 10 is because while the whole drama was so good, the ending felt a bit vague and I didnt feel like it was quite enough closure for all the characters. It could definitely use a special movie sequel or something, I need more ??? Like I'm actually gonna miss them so bad, I got so attached to the church gang. The scene at the end with the doggy and sungjae was the CHERRY ON TOP, it was for me >>>>>>> also ina lesbian agenda is SO REAL AND TRUE

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