Thanks to excellent character writing and its grounded, authentic approach, My Liberation Notes is solidifying itself as one of the better k-dramas airing right now, and this week’s double-bill laid all kinds of groundwork for My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 7 and 8 to continue building something very meaningful and compelling. Courtesy of my latest recaps, here’s where I stand, more or less, on the show so far:
Episode 5: Of course, these outlandish ideas aren’t real solutions – they’re not solutions at all, honestly, but symptoms of the problems that need to be addressed. Just like how money doesn’t grow on trees – even though casinos and gambling dens can give that illusion of a miraculous quick fix – happiness isn’t something that just arrives fully-formed, but that has to be nurtured and cultivated. It requires difficult personal decisions and sacrifices to be made. It needs introspection and a sense of the wider world. It requires, I think, us to figure out some kind of purpose.
Episode 6: Chang-hee, meanwhile, continues to focus primarily on money, lamenting that neither he nor his friends have much of it, and trying desperately to earn the favour of his boss. His entrepreneurial idea of recycling the bottles in Mr. Gu’s place backfires, forcing him to pitch to his parents about the necessary 300 million won investment, which his father refuses to front. You can feel the jealousy and resentment building up in Chang-hee, but also see his determined efforts to be a good person, such as allowing a man to jump the queue in the bank, even though he’d rather not. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve all thought our parents were worse than someone else’s; we’ve all wanted to tell someone who annoys where to go. This is, in part, the realization that Chang-hee has seeing that man’s floundering bank balance. As much as we’d like to think that our experiences are totally unique, and that we’re the most important people in the world, they’re not and we aren’t.
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 7 & 8 release date
My Liberation Notes season 1, episode 7 is slated to release on April 30, 2022, at around 3 pm GMT, exclusively on Netflix. My Liberation Notes episode 8 will air the next day. There are intended to be 16 episodes, airing twice weekly.
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 1 & 2 aired on April 9 & 10.
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 3 & 4 aired on April 16 & 17.
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 5 & 6 aired on April 23 & 24
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 7 & 8 will air on April 30 & May 1
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 9 & 10 will air on May 7 & 8
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 11 & 12 will air on May 14 & 15
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 13 & 14 will air on May 21 & 22
My Liberation Notes season 1, episodes 15 & 16 will air on May 28 & 29
Where to watch My Liberation Notes online
As mentioned above, My Liberation Notes is available exclusively on Netflix in the West, which is accessible with a subscription. In Korea, the show is a JTBC original airing on Saturdays and Sundays.
What is My Liberation Notes about?
Netflix’s latest k-drama is a slice-of-slice story about three siblings trying to escape from a frustrating, isolated life. From Wikipedia:
My Liberation Notes tells the story of three siblings (Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, and Lee El) and a secretive stranger (Son Seok-koo) who want to escape from their dead-end life.
Is there a trailer for My Liberation Notes?
Yes! Here it is: