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It's a reference to the four horsemen of the k-popcalypse. Most of the shorts don't even qualify as stories, they're just premises. It seems like most of them are just an excuse to have an action scene (which make up the bulk of each short). It ironically feels retro in its preoccupation with wanting to be cutting-edge. Covers for sci-fi novels from decades ago feature monsters, high-tech machines, and scantily-clad women and overly muscular men. It hasn't changed since then. It's the judgement of a prospective movie-goer. Someone who's being asked to pay money to go see a movie. It's extremely relevant. That it has made less than A Star is Born despite costing many times its budget means they have made a miscalculation somewhere. When the show first came out to great reviews, before watching it myself, I thought it might be something my elderly parents who are very traditionally conservative might enjoy since they liked the 1984 movie. I'm glad I didn't recommend it to them after seeing it, after hearing all the jokes about BJs. It's quite different from the original Karate Kid in that regard. It's not just whether you'd recommend it to little kids, but also to your elderly parents! I loved the show and hope they do as good a job with season 2 as they did with season 1. I gave this show a 9/10 rating on IMDB (for me Breaking Bad is 10/10). The Robby character was "off" for me, because he touches the least number of other characters. All the other characters have interactions with good number of the rest of the cast. Miguel has a relationship with Johnny, Samantha, his friends at school, the bullies at school, and pretty much everyone who has ever incited some incident on the show. Samantha in particular seems to interact with almost everyone of importance. With Robby on the other hand, it's just him and his dad, and later on Daniel and Samantha, and those interactions are pretty sparse. Between him not having much cumulative screen time, and his character arc being developed in isolation (because his story thread doesn't cross paths with many people, unlike Miguel who crosses paths with many people), his character doesn't feel developed enough for his character arc to be entirely credible. This show was so well written. I just watched it a second time, and I was struck by how they were able to juggle so many characters and their interactions so effortlessly. If you read the wikipedia page summarizing the episodes, it really makes it clear how numerous and complex the interactions between the characters are. That they were able to fit all that into what is essentially a 5 hour movie and have it be a breeze for the viewer to understand is quite an achievement. Also, on second viewing, I was impressed by how much humor was written into the show. She reminds me of Hailee Steinfeld. View all replies >