Come, come, we prepare front-line folding seats. Can even sell fruit-baskets. Pomegranates extra. Yup 2018 is the year they are all back. I doubt they will be promoting this album outside Korea. EH, DH and SW have already done their farewells in Japan. Plus SiWon has got his drama, which will lock him into Korea for the duration of filming, I think. As it is I doubt he will even be on the promotions, because of his time commitment with the drama.
I think it's another MV. Don't know if there is another mini-album. Haven't seen anything about it in the twittersphere. I hope they have time too. Of course, there's always the sweet goodbye scene at the gate. In public. I have often wished for that one. I can hope. I am waiting to see what kind of send-off Siwon will opt for. Public? Like Teukie? or very very VERY quiet, like YeSung. Will his family be there? Or just SJ? Or one very tall, slim Chinese lady? *daydreams*
I will boost @Kculturefun 's opinion that posting and deleting happens quite often. Sometimes it's because of an honest mistake, or sometimes it's because they changed their minds. However, Teuk has specifically done it before to "leave no trace" for paparazzi or gossip rags to cite as a direct quote from him. Even in reporting gossip there are rules and one of them is citing someone who cited someone else is weak evidence. And in the age of digital manipulation, it's easy to "invent" posts that never existed, making the evidence even weaker. So Teuk sometimes posts somewhat inflammatory posts, knowing his fans will catch it very quickly, and then takes it down so that it doesn't make it to the mainstream media to be cited as the main source. I can't remember the exact post, but I do remember that he told his "kids" to quickly capture it because he was going to take it down in 2 minutes. If Teuk can do it.... I leave you to your own conclusions.
@drmjs said: "I'm glad SSA got the closure she needed before going into the great unknown. Somebody should have told her that not everyone is given the chance to fix important issues when they're gone and that she's lucky to have been given a chance. The moral lesson of the drama actually came from the SBG, we should always live our lives to the fullest, not in regret, once we're gone, there are no do-overs." YES YES This. It occurred to me too, what a precious opportunity it turned out to be for her. I think they all realized that in Ep 16, and said as much, but I am sure she would have been more at peace at her wandering ghost fate, had she realized it earlier. Another way to state the moral lesson - we are all wandering ghosts in our own lives. The time to fix things and live hard is now.
Oh one more thing. I was PM-ing a dear friend of mine, and talking about the shipping battle between SoonAe and Bong Sun... and it seems like ep 16 finally supported this explanation that I had in my head about the relationship between SoonAe and Bong Sun, and how it impacted the loveline. So she said: "To be honest, I am more inclined to think that the one SW has fallen in love with is SSA, not NBS. The majority of his interactions was with SSA - the ones where he yoyos between amusement, frustration and happiness, though he liked NBS' more demure character (away from her manic periods ) What a decision. In any case, I don't see how, assuming SSA is really the one he loves, they could have any future together, with her being dead and having to leave soon. And there remains the unassailable fact that he is attracted to NBS, looks wise. I now see what you mean about Love = Body (NBS) or Love = Soul/Character (SSA). " To which I responded: "Well, I think of it like this. The loveline belongs to Chef and BS. The main story belongs to SSA. It's an unusual situation in a romcom, but there you have it, it's a unique drama. It's also made possible that this is a strong ensemble cast. Just like Misaeng, while there was a hint in the beginning that JGR had the hots for Ahn Young Yi, in the end the love story was elsewhere, but the main character was most definitely JGR. IMO, SSA and NBS are like two points on a continuum. Sad NBS sits on the depressed side, regular NBS is on the golden mean, and somber SSA meets her there, when she's not spending time in the more manically active end of the continuum. I think that's why the love line is hard to discern. The girls were supposed to be on the same frequency, which is why the possession happens so easily. Maybe having the same frequency means that they share very similar traits, (almost like cosmic twins), only that one is overly depressed, and the other is overly active. That golden mean is what Chef really fell for, and I think that makes for a pretty unique love story. " In Ep 16, we see that Chef loves his regular Bong Sun, but when she gets naughty on him, like Soon Ae did, he gets pretty naughty right back. I thought it was a very very fine balance that PBY did not make active Bong Sun too much like Shin Soon Ae (a tad creepy), but merely a more whimsical, proactive Na Bong Sun.
Ah, it's been hard finding time to pen down my thoughts about this drama, because real life has been overwhelming. However, OMG-tess has had such a fantastic run, with a cast who gave a natural, loveable performance, and standout scenes for every single character... it wouldn't have been right not o record my appreciation. Like everyone else, I enjoyed the loveline, the acting, the cute and the poignant scenes. This show is a standard rom-com in some ways, but in other ways they took a lot of rom-com tropes and turned it on their heads. In eps 15-16 - Sun Woo cries, not once, but twice because he misses his little pea. Usually it's the girl we see crying her eyes out, but this time we see Chef lose his cool and get all whiney mopey and cute while at it. The reunion felt awkward, honestly, but I see that the writers were trying to show how Bong Sun is all grown up, and more in control now, and definitely a big chunk of the power in the relationship has shifted to her. - Suhbinggoo - As a Christian, I was uncomfortable with the shaman gaining in fame and power. I'll put that out there. But her role as rescuer, Shin Soon Ae supporter and strong female heroic figure who stands over Soon Ae, Sun Woo and Bong Sun in their distress - AWESOME role. Someone posted that fantastic still of them on the highway, and I thank you for that. She was one half of the sisterly-bonding between Sun Woo's mom and her. The middle-aged sister-bond. - Soon Ae and Bong Sun's sisterly bond - how wonderful, the young sister-bond. Even though, they technically did fight (or at least, have tension) over the man, in the end they had a relationship that Bong Sun clearly treasures enough to see that Soon Ae needed and wanted to say farewell to Sun Woo. The sisterly love was beautiful to watch, and so rarely done well in dramaland. All in all a wonderful end to a wonderful, heartwarming drama. Definite recommend for anyone. Stand out performances by the cast all round. Sure there were some weird bits, but not enough to spoil the show. I stopped caring about them once I knew the writers were sure about the central storyline. It's hard to get everything right, especially if you are also trying to do things different, and don't have a pre-made pattern to follow. Thanks to everyone in here for recaps, translations (@minlyn you did a fantastic job), being funny, and being opinionated. I liked it all.
Hello there @pooh4ever It's been ages since I've been active at the DC thread. Still peek in now and then! Thanks for remembering me! Yes, I don't remember off-hand but I peeked into your previous posts and I went ah.... that's where I've seen her before. Nice to have you here too. Let's all enjoy the final 2 eps and dance when we FINALLY get a good kiss between PBY and Chef. I have no doubt we'll have one, and I have high expectations! Just hope they won't be too tired. kkkk.
@inggridl well it was an excellent post, so it does deserve to get posted twice. For you and other posters who are wondering who Im Ju Hwan is... he actually did have one break out role before. He was the lead in Tamra the Island, or as friend of mine who is a fan of his calls it - The Show with the Melty Eyes. He was very good in it and his popularity rose very high. Then he went into army, and after he came out, he hasn't had a strong role yet, until this one. Some might argue his stint in the daily with Kang Sora called Ugly Alert was a good one, but it didn't attract too much attention.
Thanks for translation @MinLyn Hmm.. don't mind me, just musing out loud: That Sung Jae is tearing up like that makes me wonder if the Evil Ghost isn't ALWAYS present. Maybe, like Bong Sun, Sung Jae entered into some kind of deal with the Evil Ghost. Maybe he felt he needed the EG to make a better life for himself, including getting rid of difficult people. Perhaps the first time it happened, the EG beat back his bullies for Sung Jae, and since then he hasn't been able to say no to EG. When EG exits and his conscience returns, SJ feels regret, but may feel too deeply embroiled to do anything about it. If that's the case, then both Sung Jae in body and EG in spirit must be punished. Maybe SJ won't die, but he might go to prison and become a changed man once the EG is exorcised? That would be a less terrible ending for Eun Hee? Maybe?