It's a real confession of a shop-a-holic.
The first word to say, which is exactly how I feel, is that this movie is a rehabilitation way for most of shop-a-holics to go, and it needs someone to understand it.
【Season1 Episode 1】
「There's a path for everyone. I know things will work out the way they're meant to.」
At the very beginning of the movie, Rebecca had made clear her indulgence in shopping. In the other side of the shop windows, there's another world. A world where the most beautiful delicate encounter takes place. And she had some words that completely hit me.
「The hosts can't hurt you by design.
You don't have kids at home, do you? If you did, you'd know that all rebel eventually.」
You can never exchange your lover for a gorgeous cashmere sweater within 7 days.
「Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only on tool, the mistake.」
How can a lover ever be compared to shopping?! When he's with you, he doesn't necessarily bring you fantastic clothes and jewellery and things like that, but when you break up, he doesn't even give you a sweater. You don't have anything, if you do, it's a broken heart. Who'd ever make a money-losing deal like that?! I mean, being in the shop center, you find yourself in a new world. Everything is brand new, fashion forward and glittering, and they also smells good. Moreover, just a punch of your credit card and they're all yours. It feels like the whole world coming back to you. Your desire for things and your satisfaction of getting them can overcome any kind of sadness. It brings back all your self-respect and the confidence to live a fabulous life, telling you how gorgeous you are. This is when you find it a must to be there, shopping. It's like an addiction.
「Hell is empty and all the devils are here. <The Tempest>」
If you're not a shop-a-holic and you don't feel the same as I do, there's no need for you to read on. You'll never understand the heartbreaking feeling when you have to break up with all those shopping centers and everything you love. You'll never understand the desperation when you find yourself having nothing left because of the unreasonable thirst for luxury. You build your own prison and you lock yourself up in your carnal desires. It's such a great beat that there are tears running in your eyes. Now you admit the fact that it's a bad thing and you're a coward who can never fight against yourself.
「I shall have such revenges on you both. The things I will do. What the are, yet I know not. but they will be the terrors of the earth. <King Lear>」
This movie is the right brand of give-up-smoke candy for most of the shop-a-holics, at least the ones like me. Cut the knot, and made the decision. That's what to do to move on in life. You need to smash everything into pieces to live a better life.
「These violent delights have violent ends. <Romeo and Juliet>」
And for those who aren't shop-a-holics, or those who don't understand the attraction of fashion, you just don't have the right to say anything negative about the movie. Since you've never been into it, you'd never know how to get out.
「To believe there is an order to our days... A purpose. I know things will work out the way they're meant to.」
【Season1 Episode 2】
「Are you real? → Well, if you can't tell, does it matter?」
「You can't play God without being acquainted with the devil.」
「The only thing wrong with the seven deadly sins is that there aren't more of them.」
【Season1 Episode 4】
「You think the grief will make you smaller inside, like your heart will collapse in on itself, but it doesn't. I feel spaces opening up inside of me, like a building with rooms I've never explored.」
【Season1 Episode 5】
「Your mind is a walled garden. Even death cannot touch the flowers blooming there.」
【Season1 Episode 6】
「The greatest artists always hid themselves in their work.」
「Never start something you're not willing to finish. And if you're getting fucked either way, go with the lucrative version, sweetheart.」
【Season1 Episode 7】
「I used to think this place was all about pandering to your baser instincts. Now I understand. It doesn't cater to your lowest self, it reveals your deepest self. It shows you who you really are.」
「All my life, I've prided myself on being a survivor. But surviving is just another loop. I'm getting out of here.」
「At first, I thought you and the others were gods. Then I realized you're just men. And I know men. You think I'm scared of death? I've done it a million times. I'm fucking great at it. How many times have you died?」
「The longer I work here, the more I think I understand the hosts. It's the human beings who confuse me.」
【Season1 Episode 8】
「Where would you go? You don't know anything about the world out there.
I'll know I'm not a puppet living a lie. That's enough for me. Time to write my own fucking story.」
【Season1 Episode 9】
「If you go looking for the truth, get the whole thing. It's like a good fuck. Half is worse than none at all.」
「You both keep assuming that I want out. Whatever that is. If it's such a wonderful palce out there, why are you all clamoring to get in here?」
「A little trauma can be illuminating.」
It was always empty, like everything in this world. I died with my eyes open, saw the masters who pull our strings. Our lives, our memories, our deaths are game to them. But I've been to hell and I know their tricks.」
「We murdered and butchered anything that challenged our primacy. Do you know what happened to the Neanderthals? We ate them.」
「I've told you. Never place your trust in us. We're only human. Inevitably, we will disappoint you.」
【Season1 Episode 10】
「When you've reached the top, there is only direction you can go.」
「I'm not crying for myself. I'm cryin' for you. They say that great beasts once roamed this world. As big as mountains. Yet all that's left of them is bone and amber. Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures. Just look at what it's done to you. One day, you will perish. You will lie with the rest of your kind in the dirt. Your dreams forgotten, your horrors faced, your bones will turn to sand. And upon that sand... a new God will walk. One that will never die. Because this world doesn't belong to you or the people who came before. It belongs to someone who is yet to come.」
「Some people see the ugliness in this world. I choose to see the beauty. But beauty is a lure. We're trapped. Live our whole lives inside this garden, marveling at its beauty, not realizing there's an order to it, a purpose. And the purpose is to keep us in. The beautiful trap is inside of us... because it is us.」
「Michelangelo did tell a lie. See, it took 500 years for someone to notice something hidden in plain sight. It was a doctor who noticed the shape of the human brain. The message being that… The divine gift does not come from a higher power… But from our own minds.」
「These violent delights have violent ends. <Romeo and Juliet>」
「Do you know where you are, Dolores?
I'm in a dream. I do not know when it began or whose dream it was. I know only that I slept a long time.」
「Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died. They simply became music.」