My Liberation Notes

  • 30 Apr - 06 May, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

My Liberation Notes, now streaming on Netflix, tells the story of a trio of siblings who are stuck in their dead-end lives with no real excitement in sight. They’re all lost and lonely, unable to maintain rich social lives because of living so far out of town. Mi-jeong (Kim Ji-won), Ki-jeong (Lee El), and Chang-hee (Lee Min-ki) are siblings all struggling to make a life they love. Mi-jeong is socially awkward and avoids going out, socialising only when her co-workers convince her to, feeling bland by the time it’s all over. Chang-hee is unlucky in love and kicks things off this episode with a very public, unpleasant breakup, while Ki-jeong’s bitterness towards life seems to seep into every one of her reactions. The fact that they all live quite far out of town only adds to their social struggles, and the three of them seem pretty miserable in their lives. They’ve lived like this for as long as they can remember, but when we meet them, it seems like things may finally be at a tipping point; these siblings have secrets, and there might be someone who wants to help them turn their lives around and make things interesting for once.

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