The father is a cold uncaring man towards both his sons. I think his ambitions are greater then having any care towards or in acknowledging his children. KYH is what directly stands between him and the top position of that company. The second son is of no use and a hindrance to him acquiring that position. Both sons being in his sight is a reminder to him and everyone else that his children do exist. His sons very existence can take it all away. KYH is the direct bloodline heir and KYJ is the proof that he has no moral or legal rights to become the successor. He remarried and bared another child outside the bloodline of the family removing his direct connection to that family. Him wanting KYH to bow before his mother's photo is his way of making KYH stay away. As long as he demands this from KYH he will continue to stay away from him and that company. I saw the second son having a hard time uttering the word father was because he's never been a father to him. He will provide for him but that's as far as it has and will go. . As for KYH and KJE both of them revealed true facts about themselves but neither one believed it as being the truth.They are already becoming aware and attracted to of each but hasn't taken notice of it yet. I think their awareness and attraction of each other will come first before the actual true facts become known as an actual fact.
I also agree there's a storm brewing for that company and IWS is going to be right in the middle. Right now he's on the side of the brother-in-law and he's working to find something on KYH. What's interesting is no one in that household is blood related to the Grandmother . From what I could understand from the character description of the grandmother is that company was handed down from her side of the family. Her only daughter who is deceased, son is the rightful heir. What struck me as odd was the younger son of the father also seemed to get upset when the grandmother asked the two men to help bring KYH into his rightful place. My guess is why they father still lives with the grandmother knows the father is ambitious and his brother-in-law is a snake so she's keeping her enemies close. Even though they both work for that company for some reason they think KYH has no right to become the successor. I also think that company troubles and KYH being involved will be the cause for KJE to finally take on and do battle with OSJ.
@blu.monkee, @LavelyShai, The information I posted on page 68 about the relationships of KYH's family is from the character description from Daum. http://movie.daum.net/tv/detail/castcrew.do?tvProgramId=69428 KYH's father is the Grandmother's son-in-law. From what I could understand from the father's description is he is loyal and has big ambitions. So it's understandable that he wouldn't want to lose the chance of having that company handed down to him or his son. It's why he remained in that household.
@bebebisous33, After searching around here's what I could come up with about the family of KYH.
KYH's family Lee Hong Im - President of Company/Grandmother of KYH whose mother was her only child - Kim Sung Chul - Chief Director/Son-in-law/KYH's Father Choi Hye Ran - Kim Sung Chul's Wife/KYH's Stepmother Choi Nan Chul - Director/Hye Ran's older brother Kim Young Joon/ KYH's brother
@Cayu18, I agree KYH does not feel sorry for KJE but more so attracted to her determination to keep fighting. He has some wounds of his own that he's been dealing with but he does have people by his side to relieve some of that pain, KJW has no one by or on her side and it's why I think she always says Save Me. It's her cry for help in hopes that someone will hear her. It's not a sign of weakness on her part but a person who knows they need help and is pleading for someone to just help her. It takes a lot of strength, swallowing one's pride and not be afraid to actually ask for help. KYH seeing the fight in KJE and her asking for help is what has attracted him to her. KJE is not trying to run away from her problems but tackle them as best she can.
@bebebisous33, The thought came to mind for me also with IWS and him seeming to like to feed his girlfriends. It does seem he likes to eat and it's his way of showing his affections towards a girl. Has he not notices SJ does not eat. Maybe he's so busy feeding them he misses other the important things he should be paying attention too. If he was unhappy in his relationship with KJE's did he ever notice she wasn't happy either.
@jadecloud, @bebebisous33, Me and another friend have tried to get our other friends to watch drama's but their not interested. They like the American soaps and the reality shows so we just leave it at that.. My friend is doing great and it's been about 8 years now that she went through that. She put that experience behind her and has moved on. When you have true friends as support systems you can make it though just about anything. I also love EJ's character because even with the weight gain it didn't change who she was inside.
Thanks for posting the synopsis. I'm going to leave this here in hopes that this will help someone who might be going through some changes in their lives. We can't let other people define who we are no matter what size, shape our looks. . I have a friend who gained some weight and went through a very bad experience. We've been friends for over 30 years so I've been through this with her. Over the years I've come to hate the word FAT. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth and hurts my heart to hear someone being called it. It's demeaning and very hurtful word to be called. My friend was married and over the course of 10 years she had three children. During that time she put on some weight. Her husband was discussed with her weight gain. He told her he no longer found her attractive. She tried everything she could to lose the weight but it was hard in trying to maintain a a job, a household and the children. She was stressed which brought on her eating more and gaining more weight. Her husband gave her a nickname I'm not even going to mention, but it included the world fat. My friend didn't gain an enormous amount of pounds but she had what they call love handles. She was never a thin person but with the pounds she put on her clothes size did go up 2 sizes. My friend tried all kinds of diets and even including pills which ended up with her having to be hospitalize. Things got so bad in her marriage she decided she was going to have liposuction done. Me and our other friends tried everything we could to talk her out of it but nothing we said would change her mind. She wanted to please her husband. We ended up back at the hospital that day. I lost it when her husband showed up and opened his mouth. Even the nurse was taken back from his words. His wife was laying there fighting for her life and all he could say was he guess she will lose weight now. My friend did recover from this and realized she needed to make some changes in her life. Not for her husband but for herself because it was her health and mentality that was at risk. What her husband failed to realize was her weight gain didn't change who she was. Her manner was and still the same and when she smiles it makes you smile. Her loving, caring and comforting nature helped us 5 friends through some hard times over the years. She is who she is and her weight gain didn't change that.
@Ldy Gmerm, @tinatrix236, @suchadiva42, @valsava, @LavelyShai After reading your post I'm going to give this drama a try and see how it goes. Hopefully this writer has gotten better and taken her head out the sand and moved into modern times with the rest of the world. Especially how women are treated (divorced woman and single mothers) The two dramas I've watched of hers (A Thousand Kiss and I Love You Don't Cry). started off strong but then they suddenly turned really bad. I think it's because of her own beliefs that it's how (those above) these type of women should be treated. Another thing about this writer is she loves open endings so be prepared. I'll be back to join you once I catch up on the eps. @ina111 Great to see you here also.
@ObessiveComplusive, @LavelyShai, @bebebisous33 I also agree OSJ is a person who blames her younger years of heartache and pain on KJE. It's easier to blame someone else then one's self. She never took a look within herself and took responsibility for her own misery. OSJ had no confidence then nor does she have any now. ISW and OSJ both looked to KJE to bring something to their lives. They both depended on her to fore-fill their dreams and when that didn't happen they placed the blame solely on KJE. I think all the characters are flawed because of the emptiness they feel inside. They have all compensated in one way or another to fill the void. They all will have to come to a point and realize what's missing has to come from within themselves,
@bebebisous33, A relationship is not built on one persons efforts and I think it's something IWS will come to realize.. It takes two to tango and I think they both are at fault for the breakdown of that relationship. One thing I do think is IWS doesn't see it that way and only sees the break down only on the part of KJE. Because of his ego he doesn't see the part he played in things falling apart. IWS put all his eggs in one basket and depended on KJE to make his life a happy and successful one. He never put forth any effort in making KJE feel fore-filled which in turn made her turn to eating. She needed something to fill that empty feeling and food was it. On the other hand KJE didn't stoke IWS ego which in turn made him feel lonely. Neither gave the other what the other one needed which caused the breakdown of their relationship.
Also from the character chart for IWS; He believed that if KJE becomes the Cinderella of the world of law he would become a Prince. I also don't think IWS is a bad guy but more so a self centered person who requires a lot of attention. I think what moves and pushes IWS forward is the attention and the stoking of his ego. Without it he became lost and lonely and stuck at a stand still. OSJ has come along with her own motives and stoking his ego which makes him feel alive again. 15 years is a long time to be in a relationship with someone. Even though the relationship grew cold they still felt that sense of comfort with each other. They still care about each other but there's no longer any love between them. IWS wanted a reaction from KJE about his cheating. Instead KJE walked away with her dignity in tact and didn't stoke his ego as he requires and feeds on.
Hopefully KJE's transformation will be realistically done over a period of time. It being done that way I think it would be more appealing and real to people. With a proper diet and exercise weight lost can be achieved. What I think has happen to KJE is she has not been happy with her career or her relationship with IWS over the years. Eating became her solace and comfort in order to get through each day. KJE wants to lose the pounds but she has not reached the point yet that will give her the incentive and fortitude to do so. Something is going to have to happen to bring her to that point. She has a strong will inside her to do and accomplish whatever she puts her mind too. What she no longer has is the confidence to carry it through.
I'm also wondering why IWS is being nice. Maybe because KJE has lost some of her confidence he thinks a bad breakup would bring her down even more. Is it pity that he's hung on for so many years or does he still have feeling for her.. My question is does he still have some lingering feelings but looks and appearances are more important to him. KJE's physical appearance no long measures up to his standards of how his wife should look and appear to others. Career wise she's the perfect fit but appearance wise she's not. IWS wants the whole perfect package in the person who is to become his wife. ,