The story of a grim reaper, Black who gets erased from the memories of the world for breaking the rules of heaven and falling in love with a mortal woman, Kang Ha Ram after inhabiting a human body.

Black - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-10-14

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Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. Comedians often use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include death and violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, graphic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion, and barbarism. Black comedy differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids. Although the two are interrelated, black comedy is also different from straightforward obscenity in that it is more subtle and does not necessarily have the explicit intention of offending people. In obscene humor, much of the humorous element comes from shock and revulsion, while black comedy might include an element of irony, or even fatalism. For example, an archetypal example of black comedy in the form of self-mutilation appears in the English novel Tristram Shandy. Tristram, five years old at the time, starts to urinate out of an open window for lack of a chamber pot. The sash falls and circumcises him; his family reacts with both hysteria and philosophical acceptance. Literary critics have associated black comedy and black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes. Whereas the term black comedy is a relatively broad term covering humor relating to many serious subjects, gallows humor tends to be used more specifically in relation to death, or situations that are reminiscent of dying.

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There are multiple recorded instances of humorous last words and final statements. For example, author and playwright Oscar Wilde was destitute and living in a cheap boarding house when he found himself on his deathbed. There are variations on what his exact words were, but his reputed last words were, “Either that wallpaper goes or I do.” Examples of gallows speeches include: In Edo period Japan, condemned criminals were occasionally executed by expert swordsmen, who used living bodies to test the quality of their blade (Tameshigiri). There is an apocryphal story of one who, after being told he was to be executed by a sword tester, calmly joked that if he had known that was going to happen, he would have swallowed large stones to damage the blade. One of the first convicts transported in Australia by the British Empire, John Caesar, escaped the penal colony in 1789 and lived as a bushranger in the wilderness. He survived by raiding garden patches with a stolen gun. When he was eventually caught, according to colonial governor David Collins he was “so indifferent about meeting death, that he declared in confinement that if he should be hanged he would create a laugh before he was turned off, by playing some trick upon the executioner.” He was reprieved but died six years later from gunshot wounds after escaping a second time. Murderer James French has been attributed with famous last words before his death by electric chair: “How's this for a headline? 'French Fries'.” As Sir Thomas More climbed a rickety scaffold where he would be executed, he said to his executioner: “I pray you, Mr. Lieutenant, see me safe up; and for my coming down, let me shift for myself.” At his public execution, the murderer William Palmer is said to have looked at the trapdoor on the gallows and asked the hangman, “Are you sure it's safe?” Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded in the Old Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster on 29 October 1618. “Let us dispatch”, he said to his executioner. “At this hour my ague comes upon me. I would not have my enemies think I quaked from fear.” After he was allowed to see the axe that would behead him, he mused: “This is a sharp Medicine, but it is a Physician for all diseases and miseries.” According to many biographers – Raleigh Trevelyan in his book Sir Walter Raleigh (2002) for instance – Sir Walter's final words (as he lay ready for the axe to fall) were: “Strike, man, strike!” Mathias Kneißl, robber, had killed two policemen that had tried to arrest him. On a Monday, he was sentenced to death for intentionally murdering them (the only charge he had denied), and commented: “Now this week really is starting nicely.” Ronald Reagan, upon being transported to the emergency room after being shot by John Hinckley, Jr., is reported to have said to his doctors, ““Please tell me you’re Republicans.” The Prefect of Rome executed Saint Lawrence in a great gridiron prepared with hot coals beneath it. He had Lawrence placed on it, hence St Lawrence's association with the gridiron. After the martyr had suffered pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he cheerfully declared: “I'm well done. Turn me over!” From this derives his patronage of cooks, chefs, and comedians. Military life is full of gallows humor, as those in the services continuously live in the danger of being killed, especially in wartime. For example: The Japanese Navy Mitsubishi G4M Isshikirikkou (イッシキリッコウ) “Betty” bomber airplane was called “Hamaki” (葉巻 or はまき, meaning cigar) by the Japanese crews not only because its fuselage was cigar-shaped, but because it had a tendency to ignite on fire and burn violently when it was hit. The American nickname was “flying Zippo”. When the survivors of HMS Sheffield, sunk in 1982 in the Falklands War, were awaiting rescue, they were reported to have sung the Monty Python song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. Soviet pilots in World War II joked that the true meaning of the type designation of the LaGG-3 was Lakirovanny Garantirovanny Grob, “varnished guaranteed coffin”. Soviet military vehicle BMP-1 was called Bratskaya Mogila Pekhoty (“mass grave of infantry”) by soldiers, as the hit would kill all the crew. Overnight, in the Battle of Jutland (31 May – 1 June 1916), the destroyer HMS Tipperary was sunk; only 13 survived out of a crew of 197, in her engagement with heavily armed German dreadnought SMS Westfalen. The survivors were identified in the gloom by Royal Navy rescuers because they were heard in the distance, singing, “It's a long way to Tipperary”. Their rescuers said, “We knew it was you”. During the Winter War the Soviet Union bombed Helsinki, and after Soviets claimed they were air-dropping food to the “starving people of Helsinki” the Finnish people dubbed the Soviet bombs “Molotov bread baskets”, and in return called their firebombs Molotov cocktails, as “a drink to go with the food.” During World War II, the Soviet soldiers dubbed the 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) “Good bye, Motherland!”, as its penetration was proving to be inadequate for the task of destroying German tanks, meaning a crew operating one was practically defenseless against the enemy tanks. During World War II, United States ships in the Escort Carrier category were given the Ship Prefix 'CVE'. Crews joked that this stood for “Combustible, Vulnerable, Expendable” due to the ship's complete lack of armor and high numbers of ships constructed. During World War II, British and American soldiers referred to the Landing Ship, Tank, abbreviated LST, as 'Long Slow Target' or 'Large Slow Target' when facing German forces. It was 382 ft (116 m) long, but some could only manage 10-12 knots fully laden. After Finnish coastal defence ship Ilmarinen went down with 271 souls after hitting a mine on 13 September 1941 the 132 survivors were nicknamed “Ilmarisen uimaseura”, “Ilmarinen's swimming club.”

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