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Memories of the Alhambra is about augmented reality games that change how people perceive their surroundings. At order to create an augmented reality game, a CEO (Hyun Bin) travels to Spain and lives in a woman's hostel (Park Shin Hye). But as unexpected events start to occur as a result of the game, things take an unexpected turn.
As Yoo Jin Woo, Hyun Bin is present. The CEO is eager to see the new augmented reality game built and will stop at nothing to see it through. He is initially delighted by the immersive experience of the game, but soon finds that it is beginning to control his life.
Starring Jung Hee Joo as Park Shin Hye. Her hostel is located in Spain. She is unaware that her brother is the creator of the AR game. She finds herself getting more and more attached with Jin Woo while he stays at her hostel and odd things start to happen.
Memories of the Alhambra generated a lot of buzz before it was released. So, did it live up to expectations? It did for me. But before getting started, there are obviously some things to think about. First, the advantages. It undoubtedly has some distinctive features that make it stand out from other dramas. The majority of the drama is filmed in Spain. This was awesome! It offers us a ton of breathtaking landscape pictures, and overall, it just has a special mood that I really liked.
Another extremely distinct subject is the idea of gaming using augmented reality. To actually give us a glimpse into the experience of users in the game, the drama makes extensive use of special effects. Swords, weapons, and a range of in-game characters are all used. There is a ton of other action as well as some very amazing sword fights.
Even though I enjoyed this drama from the first episode on, it takes a while to get rolling. Before things become truly serious and the thrills begin, there are about four episodes left. After then, everything becomes a roller coaster.
Even though the AR game is intriguing in and of itself, things quickly spiral out of control. As the game steadily spirals out of hand and one surprise after another appears on our screens, you never know what to anticipate. The twists and crazy cliffhangers in this drama make for a fairly exciting trip.
However, there are undoubtedly some storyline and logical errors as well. It's best to just switch off your analytical mind and let this one take you on a wild ride. And you'll discover that not all of the questions about how things functioned and why certain things occurred are addressed. The idea is great, but the execution overall and in the specifics is poor.
With its AR plot, being located in Spain, and extensive use of special effects, Memories of the Alhambra had many distinctive features. You then have a rather engaging drama after including a suspenseful plot with lots of twists and a sprinkle of romance. Absolutely, it was enjoyable!
My Rating: 8 out of 10