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Upper Class

South Korean original film Parasite was released in its native country November 8, 2019.

#Parasite has been picked up by HBO as a limited series.

rottentomatoes: 99%

metacritic: 96

imdb: 8.6

golden globes: 1 win

oscars: 6 nominations

SAG awards: 1 win


Kim Ki-woo, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Woo-sik Choi

Kim Ki-woo (Mr. Kevin)

Kim Ki-woo takes a tutoring job outside of Seoul, South Korea.


Kim Ki-woo, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Woo-sik Choi“We’re screwed.  No more free wi-fi.  Hey, Ki-Jung!  The lady upstairs put a password on ‘iptime.’  No luck.  I tried that too!  Nothing.  Yes, dad?  Over here!  I got it!  Yeah, see?  This one, ‘coffeeland 2g.’  Did a new cafe open?  Climb up here.  Yeah.  Hold on.  Here it is.  Pizza Generation.  Wow!  Check this out, guys.  If we go as fast as her, we can finish today.  Then we can get paid.  Guess so.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Boss.  This is all because of that guy, right?  Your part-time worker.  He’s gone AWOL, right?  Just when the Love of God Church mad a huge group order?  My sister knows the guy.  Speaking of which, Boss.  We’ll accept a 10% penalty.  In return… any thought of hiring a new part-time worker?  Tomorrow I’ll come for a formal interview.  What time?  Then for now, just pay for the boxes.  Not like my brother.  No.  Oh hi, Min!  Are you well, sir?  What are you doing here?  We could’ve met outside, why come here?  Min!  this is so metaphorical.” — Kim Ki-woo

“You collect those rocks too?  They’re plenty healthy, just out of work.  She can’t afford lessons.  She’s the one you’re tutoring?  What do you mean?  What about your university friends?  Why ask a loser like me?  You like her?  Thanks for your trust, but do I have to pretend to be a college student?  I guess so.  But will they hire me?  I’m not a college student.  Simple?  What do you mean?  I guess so.” — Kim Ki-woo

“God, with skills like this, why can’t you get into art school?  Yeah.  Dad.  I don’t think of this as forgery or crime.  I’ll go to this university next year.  I just printed out the document a bit early.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Madame?  Good afternoon.  I’m here on Min’s recommendation… thank you.  Hello, madame.  The yard is so nice.  Yes.  Yes.  You sure about #24?  Da-hye, you solved those later problems then went back to #24.  Right?  If that were the first question on a real exam, you’d be screwed.  Look at this.  Your pulse is racing.  The heart doesn’t lie.  An exam is like slashing through a jungle.  Lose that momentum and you’re finished.  The answer to #24?  I don’t care.  Slashing through the exam, dominating it!  That’s all I care about.  What you need is vigor.  Vigor.  Understand?  Thank you.  How cute.  His name’s Da-song?  Indians?  He’s got a fanboy personality?  The American Indian is the very spirit of the Cub Scouts.  It’s a good thing.  Sure, I’m a Scout by nature.” — Kim Ki-woo

“It’s so metaphorical.  It’s really strong.  It’s a chimpanzee, right?  Sure enough!  The perspective of a young artist eludes understanding.  Or perhaps it’s Da-song’s expressive genius… just a moment, madame.  Someone just came to mind.  What was her name?  Jessica!  Right, Jessica… she was in the same art school as my cousin.  What was her Korean name?  Anyway, after studying applied arts at Illinois State University, she returned to Korea.  Her teaching is unusual, but she knows how to handle kids.  She’s got a special reputation in her field.  But even though her methods are unique, she can help kids get into good art schools.  Would you like to meet her?  Though I heard she’s in high demand… I’m sure Miss Jessica must have already sensed this, so I’ll leave you two, and go up for Da-hye’s lesson.  Have a lesson, Jessica.  Da-hye.  So we’ll start with #38?  Yeah?  Huh?  What do you mean?  Da-song?  So Da-song is pretending… but what’s that got to do with your studies?  Sure, so in that sense, what you told me about Da-song was very interesting, so let’s write about it in English.  And be sure to use the word ‘pretend’ at least twice.  Sure.  What do you mean?  No way… I just met her today.  You saw her?  Sure, she’s pretty.  She’s a beautiful woman.  Da-hye… so, if we can compare Jessica to a rose, then you are… let’s study.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Dad, when you worked as a driver, did you drive a lot of Benzes?  We’re moving to the next stage already?  Then we’re diving right in.  Wow, this is so metaphorical.  Look dad, we’re eating in a driver’s cafeteria right now!  Yes, dad.  What did you do to that woman yesterday?  She was freaking out.  Saying she was so moved, you put her in shock.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Here.  It’s not touch, it says you have to turn it.  She won’t give up a good job easily.  Right, we need a plan.  Why not ask for some?  So according to what Da-hye told me, she’s got a massively serious allergy to peaches.  You know that fuzz on a peach’s skin?  If she’s anywhere near it, she gets a fully body rash, has trouble breathing, asthma, a total meltdown!  Cut, cut!  Dad, your emotions are up to here.  Bring them down to about there.  Keep it focused!  Do people still get TB?  Dad… back in the day, people used to buy Christmas Seals, right?  But she’s still working, as if nothing’s wrong.  With a kid like Da-song in the house.  If you get the chance, this’ll be icing on the cake.  Thank you.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Dad, we’ll need to use different laundry soap, too.  And fabric softener, too.  Sure.  That’s right, dad!  That asshole’s dead.”

“I’m gazing at the sky from home.  It’s so great.  Mom, want some water?  Ki-jung, some water?  Dad!  Let me add another to the mix!  This?  It’s Da-hye’s diary.  Just so we can understand each other deeper.  I’m serious.  She really likes me too.  A while back… never mind.  When she enters university, I’ll officially ask her out.  Seriously.  That’s right.  Well, now that we’re daydreaming… if Da-hye and I marry, we can bring actors in to be my mom and dad.  Look at her.  She got so many jobs acting in weddings last year.  Sure, he must be.  He’s young, got a nice physique.  She speaks, and the lightning crashes!  Hey, Jessica.  Cheers.  Hey, when I went up before, and you were in the bath… how to put it?  You fit in here.  This rich house suits you.  Not like us.  I’m serious.  She was lying back in the tub, watching TV.  Like she’s lived here for years.  Speaking of which, if this became our house, if we lived here, which room would you want?  What room in this masterwork by the great Namgoong?  Right, we live here.  Why not?  Huh?  What’s wrong?  Dad, don’t do that.  You only live once.  What the hell?  Jesus, dad.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Dad.  I’m sorry.  Everything.  All of it.  I’ll take care of everything.” — Kim Ki-woo

“Dad, today I made a plan.  A fundamental plan.  I’m going to earn money.  University, a career, marriage, those are all fine, but first I’ll earn money.  When I have money, I’ll buy that house.  On the day we move in, mom and I will be in the yard.  Because the sunshine is so nice there.  All you’ll need to do is walk up the stairs.  Take care until then.  So long.” — Kim Ki-woo


Kim Ki-jung, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, So-dam Park

Kim Ki-jung (Ms. Jessica)

“Yeah.  A password?  Did you try 123456789?  Really?  You got a signal?  Why can’t I get it?  Shut the window.  I told you to shut it!  Should I shut it, dad?” — Kim Ki-jung

“He always been a bit strange.  Got a bad reputation.  Ditch the guy you’ve got now.  Just fire him.  At least shout at him!  Hey, is that Min?  Way to go, Min.  Fine, you too?  Wow, what is that?” — Kim Ki-jung

“Shut up.  Yeah, yeah.  Gimme that.  Now the cherry on top…” — Kim Ki-jung

“Hold on.  Jessica, only child, Illinois Chicago, classmate, Kim Jin-mo, he’s your cousin.  How exciting.  Yes, thank you for the introduction.  I understand.  Madame, please leave us.  I never teach with a parent in the room.  Wait downstairs.  Park Da-song.” — Kim Ki-jung

“Madame.  Come sit next to me.  Da-song, go upstairs.  Hurry up!  Da-song just painted this.  I’d rather speak with Madame alone.  No, leave us.  Madame, I told you I study art psychology and art therapy?  Did anything happen to Da-song in first grade?  To be frank, before I decide whether to take on Da-song, I need to hear about this.  Never mind, then.  The lower-right region of a painting is called the ‘schizophrenia zone.’  Psychotic symptoms often reveal themselves here.  Look here.  Da-song painted this unusual shape, right?  Yes, that’s correct.  A similar shape in the same zone.  You see it now?  Calm down.  Let’s compose ourselves.  This is all a black box into Da-song’s mind.  Would you like to open that box with me, Madame?  Then we’ll need 4 two-hour sessions per week, and this is not simple tutoring, it’s art therapy, right?  Because of that my rate is set at a very high level.  Are you okay with that?  Hi.” — Kim Ki-jung

“No, that’s fine.  You can just drop me off at Hyehwa station.  Thank you.  I’ll get off at Hyehwa.  I’m meeting my boyfriend at exit 3 of Hyehwa Station!” — Kim Ki-jung

“You worked as a valet?  I set a trap in the Benz.  What?  Fuck, I don’t know!  I googled ‘art therapy’ and ad-libbed the rest.  Then suddenly she’s weeping.  Crazy bitch, I couldn’t believe it.” — Kim Ki-jung

“He was fine.  That’s right.  No, he was very nice.  I told him to go to Hyehwa Station, but he insisted on driving me home.  No, I got off at Hyehwa.  Did something happen to him?  What incident?  But I’m surprised.  He was so gentlemanly and cool.  But isn’t an older driver better?  My father’s brother had a driver just like that.  Mr. Kim.  He was congenial and nice, I used to call him Uncle when I was young.  Yes, he was so mild-mannered.  Oh, but my relatives relocated to Chicago.  I wonder if Mr. Kim’s free now?  Really?  Do you really want to meet him?” — Kim Ki-jung

“She may look like a sheep, but inside, she’s a fox.  Sometimes she acts like she owns the house.  To extract a woman like that, we need to prepare well.” — Kim Ki-jung

“Hello, this is Senior Advisor Yeo of The Care.  That’s correct.  So you’re not currently a member, I assume?  That’s right.  We’ll just need to receive a few documents from you.  Are you ready to write this down?  Your family register, citizenship ID cards… …documents to prove your income level, i.e. the title to your property, etc.  Yes.” — Kim Ki-jung

“Leave it outside the door next time.  And knock!  No entering during my lesson!  Park Da-song!” — Kim Ki-jung

“That’s not it.  It’s the semi-basement smell.  We need to leave this home to lose the smell.  Wow!  It’s a deluge!” — Kim Ki-jung

“Telepathy… thank you.  What a scumbag.  How could you read her diary?  Fuck, are you two dating?  I even caught the bouquet from a bitch I’ve never met.  If you get the bouquet, they pay an extra $10.  The madame especially.  Yeah, Yoon.  Fucking hell!  We’re the ones who need help.  Worry about us, okay?  Dad!  Come on, dad!  Just focus on us, okay?  On us!  Not driver Yoon, but me, please!  What about it?  Fuck off.  Fuck, I don’t know.  Get me the house first.  Then I’ll think about it.  What’s the matter?  What is this?  Fucking puppy.” — Kim Ki-jung


Park Da-hye, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Ji-so JungPark Da-hye

“Yes.  Kevin.  Did you know that Da-song is faking it all?  It’s all a show.  Acting like a genius, that 4th dimension stuff is all fake.  An artist cosplay.  You know that thing, when he freezes and stares at the sky, as if struck by inspiration.  So he’s walking along, then he stares at the clouds for 10 minutes.  So you know what I mean?  He gives me the creeps.  He pretends that he can’t live a normal life.  Makes me want to puke.  Well, I’m just saying.  Then, can I ask you a question?  That teacher Jessica.  Is she really your cousin’s classmate?  She’s your girlfriend, right?  Jessica’s really pretty, isn’t she?  Aren’t you interested?  Yeah.  I knew it.  So you are interested.  Yes.” — Park Da-hye

“I want to eat peaches.  I like peaches best.  No peaches at our house.  It’s forbidden fruit.” — Park Da-hye

“Wow, peaches!  Can’t I stay home and study English?  And call Kevin?” — Park Da-hye


Kim Chung-sook, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Hye-jin JangKim Chung-sook

“Do it the other way.  Fuck, then we can’t get What’sApp?  Hey, Kim Ki-taek.  Don’t fucking pretend to sleep.  What do you think?  Our phones are shut off.  Now our wifi is shut off.  What’s your plan?  Hey kids.  Does it work?  Then check WhatsApp.  Pizza Generation said they’d contact me.  She’s a pro.  What?  Fumigation?  Right, too many stink bugs these days… God, that smells!” — Kim Chung-sook

“What exactly is the problem?  So you’re really docking 10% off our pay?  Our pay is so low already?  How can you do this?  Brand?  You can’t even afford a box folder!  Why didn’t you put up a ‘no urinating’ sign?  I told you!  College students have a real vigor to them.  Food would be better.” — Kim Chung-sook

“Our boy’s going for a job interview.  Wish him luck.” — Kim Chung-sook

“Sure, after the chicken place went bust, before the Taiwan cake shop, in that 6-month window?  You didn’t even pay for it, they did!  Son, have some more.  Eat up!” — Kim Chung-sook

“So she survived a change of ownership.  Feels like a bygone era.  If she wanted, she’d be a fucking great con artist.  You have some too, Mr. Kevin.  Yes.  Yes, miss!” — Kim Chung-sook

“You mean doing four separate loads of laundry each time?  Ki-woo’s on the rampage!  The outdoor theater?  Yes, Natural Balance Original Ultra.  Yes.” — Kim Chung-sook

“Son!  Why are you lying down outside?  There’s sparkling right?  Ki-woo, what’s that yellow notebook you’ve been carrying?  Her diary?  Fuck, then I’m washing dishes at my daughter-in-law’s?  I like her.  She’s a good kid.  She’s pretty, but she’s not wild.  That’s how your acting got so good!  Not ‘rich, but still nice.’  ‘Nice because she’s rich.’  You know?  Hell, if I had all this money.  I’d be nice too!  Even nicer!  It all gets ironed out.  Money is an iron.  Those creases all get smoothed out.  Cosy?  Are you feeling cosy?  Sure, but suppose Park walked through that door now.  What about your dad?  He’d run and hide like a cockroach.  Kids, you know at our house, when you turn on the light, and cockroaches scatter?  You know what I mean?  Yeah.  If it was for real, I’d fucking kill you.” — Kim Chung-sook


Kim Ki-taek, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Kang-ho Song

Kim Ki-taek (Mr. Kim)

“Ki-woo.  For wifi, hold it high.  Stick it in every corner and so on.  Damn stink bugs.  Should we stand up too?  They still do that kind of thing?  Leave it open.  We’ll get free extermination.  Kill the stink bugs.” — Kim Ki-taek

“So, we’re all gathered here today, to celebrate the reconnection of our phones, and this bounteous wi-fi!  Look at that bastard.  It’s not even dark yet.  No, signs like that just make them piss even more.  Don’t shout.  ‘Please don’t piss!’  That’s an impressive friend.  But is he coming here?  Did you invite him?  Min!  No, we weren’t eating.  Really?  Put it down here.  Is this a landscape type?  Or you can see it as an abstract type.  For sure.  It’s a very opportune gift.  Please relay our deepest thanks to your grandpa.” — Kim Ki-taek

“Wow, does Oxford have a major in document forgery?  Ki-jung would be top of her class.  She’s amazing, huh?  Son.  I’m proud of you.  So you’ve got a plan!” — Kim Ki-taek

“Benzes?  Not then, but I did when I worked as a valet.  No, it was after the cake shop went bust.  Right, a driver’s cafeteria.  Eat as much as you want, kids.” — Kim Ki-taek

“This one’s different.  Oh, right.  And this one.  Looks like a touch screen now.  Wow, this thing?  This is a nice car.  This is it!  Come over here.  Hello, nice to meet… I understand.  Constant chatter, all that bother.  At least the car is peaceful.  Anything below the 38th parallel.  After 30 years behind the wheel, the car almost drives itself.  Well, to be honest this is a simple vocation.  But… the head of a household, the leader of a company?  Or else just a lonely man setting off on the road each morning… it’s companionship of a sort, so that’s how I’ve approached each day.  The years sure pass quickly.  Well, it may look simple, but it’s one of the fundamentals.” — Kim Ki-taek

“Right.  Of all the people in that house, she’s lived there the longest.  She was housekeeper to the architect Namgoong, but then she went on to work for this family.  When the architect moved out, he introduced this woman to Park’s family, telling them, ‘this is a great housekeeper, you should hire her.'” — Kim Ki-taek

“Madame, this woman behind me, is that…?  So it’s true.  Oh, how sad.  I wasn’t sure if that was really her.  I’ve only seen her a couple times in the living room.  A few days ago I went for my annual medical exam.  I took a selfie for my wife, and there she was behind me.  Anyway.  I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop… I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but her words came through clearly!  So I couldn’t help but…! …so I couldn’t help but overhear.  What I’m trying to say is, it’s just that, your housekeeper’s voice is quite loud, you know?  She said she got diagnosed with active TB, and she was shouting on the phone, so upset she could barely control herself!  It’s true, she phoned someone saying she had active TB.  But I saw it on the internet.  Korea has the #1 rate of TB of all the OECD countries.  So you’ve got a young kid like Da-song in the house, and a TB patient is doing dishes, cooking, spraying spittle…” — Kim Ki-taek

“Yes.  Understood.  Don’t worry, madame.  And if I may presume to say one thing.  I have no feelings against that woman.  I felt I had to speak up for the sake of public health and hygiene.  But this could be seen as snitching or… okay, then.” — Kim Ki-taek

“Sure.  Then you’ll be eating out?  The one who quit this week?  I see.  Then you better find someone new.  A new housekeeper.  Still, you love her, right?  Then this would help?  I just recently found out about them.  How to describe it?  It’s like a membership service.  The company provides veteran-grade help to VIP customers such as you.  For example maids, caregivers, or drivers like myself.  They contacted me, as a veteran-grade driver.  You might say they scouted me?  But when their call came I had already arranged to meet with you.  Son of a bitch!  Yes, that’s why I brought it up.  No need to mention me.  You can tell her you found the company yourself.  On the back, there’s a number for consultations.  Tell her to call there…” — Kim Ki-taek

“Isn’t her voice tone great?  Takes after me.  Walkie talkies!  So do we all need to use different soap, now?  Anyway, aren’t we fortunate to be worrying about things like this?  In an age like ours, when an opening for a security guard attracts 500 university graduates.  Our entire family got hired!  If we put our 4 salaries together?  The amount of cash coming from that house into ours is immense!  Let’s offer a prayer of gratitude to the great Mr. Park.  And to Min!  Ki-woo, that friend of yours turned into such a fine guy, and thanks to him we’re all… fuck, not again!  Don’t overdo it!  Use this instead.” — Kim Ki-taek

“Ki-woo, you know what kind of plan never fails?  No plan at all.  You know why?  If you make a plan, life never works out that way.  Did these people think, ‘let’s all spend the night in a gym?’  But look now.  Everyone’s sleeping on the floor, us included.  That’s why people shouldn’t make plans.  With no plan, nothing can go wrong.  And if something spins out of control, it doesn’t matter.  Whether you kill someone or betray your country.  None of it fucking matters.  Got it?” — Kim Ki-taek

“Isn’t he hot out there?  Wow, all these varieties of alcohol.  This is pretty classy.  Rain falling on the lawn, as we sip our whiskey… my son!  Then this house will be your in-laws house?  Sure, washing your daughter-in-law’s socks!  Acting is one thing, but this family is so gullible, right?  You said it.  She’s so naive, and nice.  She’s rich, but still nice.  That’s true.  Your mom’s right.  Rich people are naive.  No resentments.  No creases on them.  Hey, Ki-woo.  You know that driver, Yoon?  Was it Yoon?  The driver before me.  He must be working somewhere else now, right?  He must’ve found a better job.  What’s with her now?  Awesome timing, huh?  We live here now, don’t we?  Getting drunk in the living room.  This is our home right now.  It’s cosy.  I’m getting fucking tired of this.  A cockroach?  I fooled you!  Didn’t I?  I fooled you too, Ki-woo?  Did it look for real?” — Kim Ki-taek


Park Yeon-kyo, Parasite, Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Neon, Yeo-jeong Jo

Park Yeon-kyo

“I don’t care about documents.  Min recommended you, after all.  As you know, Min is such a brilliant human being.  Da-hye and I were quite happy with him.  Regardless of her grades, you know what I mean?  He was marvelous.  So to be honest, we wanted to stick with him through high school.  But all of a sudden he’s going abroad.  Anyway, excuse me, but if I can speak directly, if you’re not up to Min’s level, then, I’m not sure what the point is.  So anyway, what I want to say is, for your first lesson today, do you mind if I sit in?  I want to see it full time, how you run your lesson.  Is it okay with you?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“So I’ll pay you this time each month.  3 classes a week, 2 hours each, okay?  As for the fee, I was going to pay Min’s rate, then I added a bit for inflation.  How about a proper introduction?  Da-hye’s tutor, we’ll call him Kevin.  If you need anything, ask her.  She knows this house better than I… Da-song, stop it!  I’m sorry, did he startle you?  Yes, our youngest.  Da-song, come say hi!  This is Mr. Kevin!  This is an Indian arrow.  I ordered it from the U.S.  From last year he’s been an Indian fanatic.  Well, he’s eccentric and easily distracted, he can barely sit still!  So last year I enrolled him in Cub Scouts, hoping he’d learn moderation and focus.  But look.  He’s even worse.  His scout leader is an Indian fanatic, maybe that’s why.  Were you a Cub Scout, Kevin?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Da-song is an artist by nature.  Look at this painting.  Strong, right?  You’ve got an eye for this.  A self-portrait.  Anyway, we’ve been through so many art teachers.  None of them lasts even a month.  And Da-song is just so hard to control.  Yes?  Illinois… tell me more.  Now I’m really curious.  What is she like?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Look at how he painted the side dishes on the tablecloth in this mosaic arrangement.  But within that too, there are repeating patterns.  Gochujang is red, the rice… well, anyway, he has a Basquiat-esque sense, even at age 9!  So as you can see, Da-song’s eccentric genius…” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Please understand that my boy has trouble keeping still.  Da-song!  Da-song, get up!  Come on, Da-song!  In your butt… what?  But today is our first day, and as you can see, he’s… Da-song!  What?  Yeah, that would be great.  Hey.  I’ve got an idea.  Take two glasses of plum extract to Da-song’s room.  You’re not a parent, so you can go in!  Why didn’t I think of it earlier?  Yeah.  So you’re done already?  I see… oh, but she is… yes.  But this is hard for me to talk about right now.  What to do?  Oh, phrenia… I see.  Over there, it’s the same!  It’s the same, right?  Yes.  I’ve stared at that painting at every meal!  But I had no idea.  I want to open it.  Of course.  It’s my pleasure.  Da -song’s dad is home.  Honey, Da-song’s new art teacher is here.  Her name’s Jessica, from Illinois.  Jessica!  This is Dong-ik.  Yes, just finished.  Sure, we don’t want her going down alone at night, right?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Oh, you’re home?  Did you eat yet?  Is something wrong?  She’s walking the dogs.  What is this?  I’m sorry, honey.  I didn’t know he was this kind of guy.  He must be a pervert.  He likes it in the car.  Oh, that’s gross.  In his boss’ car.  You’re right.  I can’t believe this.  What?  Right.  That’s right.  It’s hard to overlook.  Oh my… meth or cocaine?  What do we do?  What if anyone finds the white powder in your car?  Exactly.  Okay sure.  Surely not!  How was Da-song today?  Yes.  Jessica, the last time you came, our driver gave you a ride, right?  This may be an odd question, but nothing happened then?  That jerk!  He took you home late at night?  Revealing where you live?  Oh, good girl.  Very good.  Jessica nice… he won’t be working for us any more.  A slightly shameful incident.  Oh, you don’t need to know.  Jessica, you’re too young and innocent!  You have a lot to learn about people.  But we were excited to have such a young, hip driver, too.  That’s true.  They drive better, have better manners.  You know man like that?  I’m really interested!  Could I meet him?  I don’t trust anyone now.  I only trust someone recommended by a person I know well.  But if you’ve known him so long, I’d feel much more at ease.  I’m deadly serious.  This chain of recommendations is best.  How should I describe it?  A belt of trust?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Oh, it’s our housekeeper!  This was in the hospital?  Is she talking on the phone there?  I understand, it’s all right.  Just tell me, okay?  Tuberculosis?  Come on… do people still get TB?  Stop it, please!” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Have a seat.  Mr. Kim.  Please don’t tell any of this to my husband, okay?  If he hears I brought a TB patient to our home, I’ll be hanged and quartered.  Don’t you worry.  I won’t mention the TB.  I’ll just make up some excuse to dismiss her.  Simply and quietly.  It’s a proven method.  That’s the best.  Have you… washed your hands?” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Yes, this is The Care’s main office?  From what I’ve heard, it’s a full membership service?  What steps do I need to take?  Our property title?  Walkie talkies?  Da-song, how could you run out from your lesson?  When did you buy all this?  Huh?  Huh?  Da-song, don’t do that!  What are you talking about?  Go up to Jessica.” — Park Yeon-kyo

“Hey!  Don’t make a scene just as we’re leaving.  If we have to go, let’s have fun.  That’s right!  No way!  right!  If you don’t go, you’ll regret it!  OH, right.  You know the beam projector?  Right, bring the outdoor beam projector.  And look for Da-song’s camping raincoat.  He loves it when it rains.  You remember now?  Zoonie, Berry, And Foofoo.  Zoonie and Berry get this.  Right, and for Foofoo… Kani-kamaboko.  Japanese crab sticks.  Whe you walk Zoonie, give him a long leash.  He needs to run around to feel happy.  He’s like the canine version of Da-song!” — Park Yeon-kyo


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“Hello.  Thanks for your help.  Class is over?  Driver Yoon.  Are you free?  Then give her a lift, okay?” — Park Dong-ik

“Is the housekeeper out?  Honey.  This was under my car seat.  Driver Yoon is such a scumbag.  Don’t you pay him well?  Is he saving up by not paying for a motel?  A young guy’s sex life is his own business, that’s all fine.  But why in my car?  And if so, why not in his seat?  Why cross the line like that?  Does dripping his sperm on my seat turn him on?  But you know what’s the strangest of all?  Usually if you have car sex, you might leave behind a strand of hair, or an earring.  But how can you forget your own panties?  So it makes me quite suspicious of this woman’s condition.  You get me?  Shh!  The kids… calm down, relax.  Relax.  For now it’s just supposition.  A rational guess.  But no need to call the police.  Not that!  Still, for a busy man like me to ask, ‘why are you fucking in my car?’  So instead… can you just invent some bland excuse to let him go?  No need to mention panties or car sex.  We don’t need to stoop to that level, do we?  But what if he goes online and accuses us… just give him a good severance.  So class is finished?” — Park Dong-ik

“But is it compatible with a phone?  This isn’t any sort of test, do don’t be nervous.  I was worn out at the office, so I came out for a bit.  Thank you.  You seem to know the roads well?  I respect those who work in one field for a long time.  Sure enough, your cornering is excellent.” — Park Dong-ik

“Mr. Kim, do you know a good braised ribs place?  Somewhere close by.  That’s right.  Our old housekeeper made delicious ribs.  My wife wouldn’t even tell me why she quit.  Sure, it’s easy enough to hire a new one.  Still, it’s a shame.  She was a great housekeeper.  She kept the house in great shape, and she knew never to cross the line.  I can’t stand people who cross the line.  Perhaps just one weak point?  Eating too much.  She always ate enough for two.  But considering all the work she did… we’re in trouble now.  In a week, our house will be a trash can.  My clothes will start to smell.  My wife has no talent for housework.  She’s bad at cleaning, and her cooking’s awful.  Of course.  I love her.  We’ll call it love.  The Care?  What is this?  You can tell from the card they’re high-class.  Cool design.  Then how do you know about this company?  I see… you turned down this famous company to work for me.  I won’t forget that.  Anyway, I can give this card to my wife, right?  Sure.  Thanks to you I can play the good husband.  Eyes on the road!” — Park Dong-ik

“Son!  Who do you like better, your dad or the walkie talkie?  What is it?  What’s he doing now?” — Park Dong-ik

“I hear you, over.  Currently your sister’s lip is pouting like a duck’s bill.  She’s super annoyed, over.  Da-hye, this is no ordinary camping trip.  How could you miss your brother’s birthday?  Even your busy father is taking time off to go.” — Park Dong-ik


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“Daddy!  Where are you?  Daddy!    Walkie talkies!  It’s no big deal.  Huh?  It’s the same!  They smell the same!  Jessica smells like that, too.” — Park Da-song

“Current weather is clear, over.  The clouds are moving.  But they are not rain clouds, over.” — Park Da-song


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“Who is it?  Oh right, come in.  Hello!  I just work here.  Come this way.  The inside’s nice too.  You know the architect Namgoong?  He’s famous.  He used to live in this house.  He designed it himself.  As you can see, now it’s a playpen.  This way.  Sit yourself down here.  I’ll bring the madame.  Madame.  Madame?  Madame?  Madame?  He’s here.  The tutoring candidate.” — Moon-gwang

“Mr. Kevin!  If you feel like snacking during your lesson, just call me.  Madame?  Want some plum extract?  It’s mixed with honey.  To ease your tension.  Yes?  Oh, that’s right!  Then I’ll report back on what’s going on in there… what?  They came out?” — Moon-gwang

“No no, there weren’t any peaches anywhere.  That’s what I’m saying.  Usually when I get symptoms like this, I run to my room and take my medicine, but it was so sudden, I wasn’t sure where I left it.” — Moon-gwang


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“Hey mister, that’s not a toilet.  Hey, punk!  Who are you staring at, asshole?  Get a fucking grip!  Hello?  Sure.  I texted you.  Didn’t you see it?  Sorry, were you eating?  How are you, Ki-jung?  Because of this.  It’s for you, but it’s so heavy.  When I said I was meeting Ki-woo, my grandfather insisted I bring this to you.  Wow, you know these!  My grandpa has collected scholar’s rocks since his cadet days.  Now the annex, the study, every room in the house is filled with these things.  But this stone here is said to bring material wealth to families… of course.” — Min

“What was that called?  A landscape stone?  Hey, thanks to that rock I saw your parents, they look healthy.  Is Ki-jung taking lessons these days?  Cute, huh?  Park Da-hye.  High school sophomore.  You take over as her English tutor.  Tutor a rich kid.  It pays well.  She’s a nice girl.  Look after her while I study abroad.  Why do you think?  Just the thought makes me sick.  Those disgusting frat boys slavering over Da-hye?  It’s revolting.  Hey, I’m serious.  When she enters university, I’ll officially ask her out.  So you take care of her until then.  If it’s you, I can leave in peace.  Ki-woo, think about it.  For years, including your military service, you took the university entrance exam 4 times.  Grammar, vocabulary, composition, conversation… when it come to English, you can teach 10 times better than those drunken college pricks.  Sure!  Just fake it.  don’t worry, you’ll have my recommendation, plus… how should I describe the mother…?  She’s a bit simple.  Young and simple.  Anyway, it’s all good.  I had fun there.  So you agree?  Hey, you said your sister is artistic?  Good at Photoshop?” — Min

Driver Yoon

“Yes?  Yes, I am.  Miss Jessica?  Shall I drive you all the way home, then?  Which neighborhood?  I don’t mind if it’s far away.  My shift is finished, anyway.  Looks like it’s going to rain.  Ride the benz, not the subway!  Yes.” — Driver Yoon

Internet Cafe Worker

“Hey, no smoking in here.” — Internet Cafe Employee

Pisser dude

“Come here!  You little shit.” — Pisser Dude

“Damn you!  Get a fucking grip!  Get a grip!” — Pisser Dude

Pizza Box Lady

“Take this one as an example.  You call this a straight line?  And why’s it folded here?  Why is this sticking up?  You didn’t even fold it.  A quarter of them look like this.  So 1 out of 4 are rejects.  Considering the rejects, that’s a low penalty, isn’t it?  Look here.  This is not some minor issue.  You know what one shitty box can do to our brand image?  What did you say?  What guy?  How do you know all that?  Who told you?  In return?  Wait, hold on a sec.  Let me think about it.” — Pizza Box Lady

Pizza Box Worker

“Sis, we need someone!” — Pizza Box Worker

Car Dealership Employee

“Sir?  Taking our time are we?” — Car Dealership Employee

Dong-ik Office Employee

“He’s in a meeting now.  Have a seat and wait here.” — Dong-ik Office Employee

Dong-ik Office Employee 2

“Oh, not with a phone.  You need more computing power.” — Dong-ik Office Employee 2


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The Count

Netflix original miniseries Dracula dropped last Saturday January 4th, 2020.

#DraculaNetflixis based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

rottentomatoes: 74%

metacritic: 90

imdb: 7.5


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Socio Path

Netflix original series You dropped its second season last Friday December 27th, 2019.

#YouNetflixhas been renewed for a third season.

rottentomatoes: 93%

metacritic: 74

imdb: 7.8


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Beast Hunter

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The Continent awaits.

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Netflix original series The Witcher dropped its first season last Friday December 20th, 2019.

#TheWitcher has been renewed and is based on Polish literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 64%

metacritic: 53

imdb: 8.5


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Break Up

Netflix original film Marriage Story dropped Friday December 6, 2019.

#MarriageStory got 6 golden globe nominations.

rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 94

imdb: 8.5

golden globes: 1 win

SAG awards: 1 win

oscars: 6 nominations


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Medieval Times

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Netflix original film The King dropped Friday November 1, 2019.

#TheKingis based on a Shakespeare play.

rottentomatoes: 70%

metacritic: 61

imdb: 7.3


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Wise Guys

Netflix original film The Irishman dropped last Wednesday November 27th, 2019.

#TheIrishmangot 26m views in a week.

rottentomatoes: 96%

metacritic: 94

imdb: 8.6

golden globes: 5 nominations

SAG awards: 3 nominations

oscars: 10 nominations


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Cute Couple

Disney+ original film Lady and the Tramp rolled out with the streaming service November 12, 2019.

#LadyAndTheTramp is a Disney+ exclusive.

rottentomatoes: 63%

metacritic: 48

imdb: 6.4


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Royal Family

Netflix original drama The Crown dropped its third season last Sunday November 17, 2019.

#TheCrown season 4 is currently in production.

rottentomatoes: 91%

metacritic: 84

imdb: 8.7

emmys: 8 wins

golden globes: 2 wins

SAG awards: 3 wins


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