Kiesslowski’s review published on Letterboxd:
I had likes and dislikes. I had easy issues and hard issues. But at some point, everything became the same. I don't like it nor do I dislike it. It's neither easy nor hard. Last year, for a brief moment I had a baby. I was so busy then that I didn't have time to be happy. Then I lost it, even before I could celebrate. I was physically exhausted and constantly crying, but on the inside, strangely, it was all the same.
There was nothing of mine inside me. I didn't know why I was sad or I was angry. I was just embarrassed. When you don't have a favorite, it's not just that favorite thing that dissappears, but everything dissappears all together.
- Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah playing -
With its masterful elegance, Human Disqualification builds its dramatic structure on the basis of its lost characters. A world, in which there is no need for a rising action or crisis, because every single moment contains both in its structure.
Lost combines all the characters' points of view in a world made by music, light, and loss; where atmosphere created on the line between reality, "illusion" and dialogs [mostly voice-overs and conversations] distances characters from the suffering all of them have in their lives.
With Hur Jin-ho's directing, Kim Ji-hye's writing, Cho Seong-woo's music, and actings (especially Ryu Jun-yeol as Lee Kang-jae who has brought one of the best characterizations in the television history in my opinion!) on the very high level, Lost can challenge its characters with different difficulties of the path of life; and at the end, guide them to make new and yet harder choices.
There is no doubt that Human Disqualification, from introduction to the last frame, with its unique rhythm, tone and mood shows a different and higher level from all the series that have aired this year so far.