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Monday, January 28, 2013

Maybe dramas aren't so unrealistic after all...


Saw this top the rankings this morning and I thought holyyyy crap...

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Article: More shocking than 'Dogani'...

Source: SBS E! via Nate

An SBS show called 'That I Want to Know' featured the story about a man whose fiance disappeared overnight. By investigating the CCTV around her apartment, he was able to find footage of her being forcefully pulled by a group of men while her son from a previous marriage watched on.

He eventually traced her to a mental hospital and discovered that her ex-husband and her son had conspired to lock her up because they were in the middle of dividing their property for their divorce.

Producers investigated the matter further and found that there were entire organizations of brokers and doctors dedicated to throwing perfectly fine, functioning people into mental hospitals against their will. As the law currently stands, someone can be locked in a mental hospital against their will as long as two people (relatives or caretakers) agree and a doctor suggests it's necessary.

People have been abusing this law by throwing in anyone that gets in their way in inheritance and other legal battles.

1. [+187, -1] I got goose bumps watching this... I couldn't even imagine how it must've felt for her to see her son for the first time in five years only for him to drag her to a mental hospital... I remember watching the drama '100 Years of Inheritance' and thinking how could that make sense, how unbelievable... But this just shows that reality is that much worse.

2. [+171, -1] I can't imagine how horrifying it must be for the mother. No matter how sane you are, you have to go crazy being locked up like that..... That son needs help.

3. [+139, -4] Goosebumps... So scary. Makes me wonder if my kids would do the same to me... I truly hope that the mother can overcome her anxiety and spend the rest of her years in peace.

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"How is this any different from murder? Thank god she was able to escape them through the help of the show, but that still leaves hundreds, if not thousands more who are still trapped..."

"There's nothing you can't do with money... Money can even overcome the ties of your own blood."

"What's scarier is that she escaped them and filed a lawsuit... but her son is trying to lock her in the mental hospital again."

"I used to think dramas were so unrealistic whenever they featured plots like this but this was happening right before our very eyes..."

"I thought I was watching 'I Miss You' for a second."

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49 comments:

  1. That's called the Baker Act, or "Baker Act-ing" someone, right? The foring into an institution thing?

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  2. Omg that's insane. I watched a couple of episodes of 100 Years of Inheritance and thought it was ridiculous too. Can't believe this actually happens

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    1. Me2 i was just about to drop the show bc of this

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  3. That definitely takes the phrase 'fucked up' in a different level altogether D;

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  4. Holy crap. Good thing no one in my family is rich.

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  5. When makjang turned real....

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  6. I will never understand how humans can be so cruel.

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  7. sounds like something that can only happen in korea

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  8. well there are a lot of fucked up people in the world; i shouldn't be surprised something like this happened.

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  9. Holy crappppp. May God bless that woman. Airing this will help het since everyone is aware what happened to her and may help her give the security she needs.

    I'll never understand what money could do to humans.

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  10. is this a reality show? cuz it sounds scripted to me ..

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  11. who the hell cares

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  12. It's what money does to people....

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  13. I can not call these people 'human'... They're like demons living among us. Holy crap, she's his mother. Mother! My mother is the most precious person in my life.

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  14. In my country, couple years ago there's a reality show called termehek-mehek. The concept of the show is the tv crews with their detective skill help a person finding his/her lost loved, family, etc and always end up with tears. And the show always hold number 1 on ratings every week. And turns out it's scripted. -_-"

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  15. I was thinking the same exact thing! About how her husband is a deadbeat no good husband with a mother in law who is so cruel which drives her to divorce him. Only to be lied to and get thrown into a mental hospital! Damnn...Koreans are scary.

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  16. "I thought I was watching 'I Miss You' for a second."



    i thought the same way.

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  17. I thought it was unrealistic when this happened in the drama "I Miss You" because the woman was powerful, rich, and perfectly sane. She got locked up in a mental hospital by her step-son because she got to inherit her husband's large sum of money while her step-son didn't and eventually she turned insane and her own son's life turned into a mess too... to find out that these things do actually happen in real life (a lot too) is such a scary thought.

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  18. That's some fucked up law if you ask me...

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  19. Most stories are based from personal experiences.

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  20. "As the law currently stands, someone can be locked in a mental hospital
    against their will as long as two people (relatives or caretakers) agree
    and a doctor suggests it's necessary." What kind of freaking law is this???

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  21. Those men must go to jail

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  22. no, similar or worse injustices happen all around the world, just that they aren't being reported on extensively or if they are, you're not aware of them that's all.

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  23. In cases of divorce where there is a lot of money at stake, it's not uncommon for one side to try and obtain more than their fair share in underhanded methods. Some people try and make it seem like the other person committed adultery or tax evasion...


    There's also a reason why things like Witness Protection exist... It seems unfathomable to you, probably because you've never been in this sort of situation, but there are people who have had this or something similar happen to them. It's not a joke.

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  24. The kind that needs to be revised and amended as soon as humanly possible...

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  25. I've seen this happen. A few years ago, where I live you could turn people in to the asylum downtown and get fifty bucks. Gladly they stopped doing that.

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  26. mindblowing. korea really needs an overhaul on policies like these...but even if they do no matter there... if a person has connections and the $$ they can make an alive person dead or a normal person insane. I wish people valued morals over money, but sadly that is just not how the world works... however for my part I'll value morals over money.

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  27. yeah I've never seen a case like this in real life, that's why I'm asking. Thanks anyway for giving me the light :)

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  28. I honestly couldn't believe it when I was watching 100 years of Inheritance it seemed ridiculous, but this is horrendous. Human beings are disgusting and cruel. This is why I normally say 'I hate the human species.' When I meet a new person cause please, someone must have the same view on life with me.


    It's just... disgusting to know it happens in real life.

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  29. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

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  30. Is it weird that actions like this don't even surprise me anymore. Ugh who would expect any less from the fucked up human race.

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  31. .... I can't... Why? How can they even think it?

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  32. That's cos most mental patients think they are ok and would refuse to get checked in hence there's a law similar to that in almost every country if not all......You can't expect all mentally ill people to check themselves in a mental hospital do you? It's normal, just abused by wicked & greedy people....

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  33. i dont think they can just throw u into the nut house like that here in the US gotta go through the judges and all that

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  34. Seriously though, these people need to learn from "I Miss You," the guy had so much money but NEVER SPENT IT because he was too busy plotting revenge and trying to fight against anyone that got in the way of him and his money for all his life and ignoring everything else.

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  35. Oh people definitely can. I'm happy for you if you don't encounter people like that around you, but I definitely have only grown more cynical about human nature over the years.. :/


    There was a case of this guy in my neighbourhood who cut a baby kitten into 2 pieces and left the first half outside the owner's house, because he was irritated with the mewing. The kitten's eyeballs had come detached, out of its socket and the body was washed, so apparently that guy must have been playing with the carcass afterward.


    So yes, throwing people into asylums, perfectly within means of human nature.

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  36. Maybe you should watch some stuff on Tru TV or something...

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  37. .........................why would you..

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  38. omgosh that happened in that drama called "I miss you" Dx

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  39. What if they watched many makjang dramas and were inspired....

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  40. I remember watching this happen in 100 year inheritance I didn't believe it could happen in real life no matter how many times my mom used to say that dramas are based on real life

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  41. because I'm shocked how some people don't realise what kind of scary world it is out there. Safety is important, and so is taking good care of your parents, and friends.


    Sorry if the details were graphic, but I was only reciting what came off the newspapers. >_<

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  42. Maybe I'm being depraved or something but it isn't really shocking to me. World is bad, people are bad and there're a lot of crimes like this happening everyday. Nothing really surprising.

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  43. I suddenly think of Lee Jae Kyung of 'You Who Came From The Stars'... with one of the bgm playing in my head... the creeps I get

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt2tAYnDbOQ this the song playing in my head... cheon song yi ssi

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