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  1. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] ✿ She Was Pretty 그녀는 예뻤다 ✿ | Subbed BTS on Page 875, 879:D   

    Hi pretties!
    This is so unfair I hate it!  A love triangle is among the oldest clichés in Korean drama history so WHY DOES MY HEART BLEED FOR DORKY KIM?! It's totally predictable I shouldn't care so much but, surprisingly, I doooo.
    I don't want him to throw in the I'm-actually-a-chaebol factor into the love equation out of despair or cold revenge at the HJ-SJ couple because that doesn't suit him. He's better than that. Setting him up with HR may heal the wound but I hope the writer won't force such path nor rush it. Either way, don't be so sad second lead third-wheel puppy! You're dearly loved.
    On another note, he reminds me of Hani's dad from 달려라 하니 lol. Same beard, goofiness, and hotness when he turns serious XD. Yes, I just linked a Kdrama character to an anime (?) character and described an anime character as hot

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  2. dr25 added a post in a topic [Upcoming "MBC" Drama 2016] Goodbye Mr. Black 굿바이 미스터 블랙   

    So this morning I was watching a Kim Kang Woo drama on KBSWorld. I wasn't really watching but I miss him way too much to change the channel while he's on. That lead me to look him up hoping he has a new project. And surprise surprise he is on board with my LJW and MCW! Life never seemed so pink. I wanted to read only the first post just to make sure if the MBC news was true but I ended up reading every single page in the thread I can't word how excited I am for this. Anything I'd say would seem redundant since, duh, everyone here is almost as excited as I am obviously lol but still....I gotta say I'm so very excited! SBS, good riddance! After the obvious meddling in their latest YP, I don't want such network to ruin a possible favorite drama of mine. Kill Me Heal Me, She was Pretty, all are marvelous dramas MBC produced recently, I trust them to nurture my most anticipated drama for 2016 well.
    Have a nice day everyone
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  3. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] ✿ She Was Pretty 그녀는 예뻤다 ✿ | Subbed BTS on Page 875, 879:D   

    Where I come from, we'd call a person 'the salt' if his existence in something is light and subtle yet crucial just like salt in the food. The salt in this show is Siwon. He's stealing my heart. He scares me and make me feel for him all at the same time whenever he switches from goofy to serious in seconds. I can't wait to hear his story. I wanna know why he's been living in a hotel for a year although he must have a great family mansion to stay in. Why is his relationship with his aunt so bad? Most is a property of his family, right? So is he here to check the business before taking over? If so then he must know of the three months deadline too. Aish there's just so much about this character! I hope the show wont disappoint in giving some bread crumbs this week.
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  4. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2007] Time Of Dog And Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간   

    This took more than a week. I apologize for my laziness
    Episode 15

    Ajhshi XD

    Mao is set for a final big transaction. With the help of Roadrunner ahjushi, SH, the NIS, and the mole within the NIS, his plans went down the drain. The production plant has been discovered, ajhusshi was killed in the process. (RIP for you have paid your debt). My commentaries are getting shorter cuz I can’t hold my excitement long enough to write. I’m dying to know what’s gonna happen in the finale!!  We’re left with the cliffhanger where SH is pointing a gun at Mao’s back but before he could shoot JW interfered. We know it’s a habit of hers at this point. Hearing her “dad!”, Mao turned around. The look on his face upon seeing SH pointing a gun at him was worth a 859#30&^&%098834 million dollars. We see SH shooting but God knows at who!!!

    I'm pretty sure he isn't at this point hun.
    I have a bad feeling about this. I don’t believe we know all there’s to know. This isn’t how this drama works. I’m dreading a major shock. Like Chief Jung being Mao's black agent. I dunno, I feel like there’s something big going. So far everyone associated with the show has been fooled by someone, we the audience are the only ones left. I feel like it’s coming. Writer-nim-del aren't letting us off this easily I’m afraid.
    Happy-go-lucky MG made a comeback :

    Back in the days, Kdramas kill their leads like nothing. I don’t wanna think of SH’s death! There’s a big chance that he might die. URG. Off to watch how this ill-fated story concludes. I’m fully prepared for a sad ending T___T 
    When SH asked the Chief if his life isn’t lonely. Umm I don't have much to say about this but when I think about it...he must be really lonely with his paranoid manipulative personality. Poor his wife and children, if he has any. Head of the NIS can't be drown any different way.

    Episode 16
    A happy ending! *sighs in relief*

    When they fooled me into believing this was the end, I reluctantly started convincing myself of the blessing of such a poetic ending. The ill-fated father-son/ victim-predator relationship between Mao and Kay ended with both of them. The hand-in-hand shot was all the more expressive of that. As I suspected there was a hidden truth we didn’t know of till the very end. Mao was friends of LSH’s late father. He was also his first kill. He didn’t know the spy he was ‘ordered’ to kill was his best friend. Of course LSH who suffered a lot didn’t believe him; he thought it was pathetic trick mighty Mao tried to pull in escape of a bitter death. I love how SH couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger at helpless Mao. I didn’t want him to kill Mao. Mao as the baddie can die in any other way but not by SH’s hands, I thought. Thankfully, that’s what happened. Mao practically shot himself. I believe it was atonement he sought. I forgive you Mao T­__T So did LSH long before he came to meet him. For before, he couldn’t go on with his life knowing Mao is alive and well, now, however, he chose to run away with JW over killing him. If that isn’t forgiveness, I don’t know what is. RIP Mao. You were the villain I wanted to see happening in dramas for years. He’s a normal human being with a bad job. He followed a moral code wholeheartedly which made him different from your usual gangster figures. This one you can trust.
    The significance of the title/ painting.

    Right before the main face-off, Mao cried asking Kay/SH, "Are you here as my son Kay or as LSH the NIS agent?" Different names stand for identity-related themes by default. The thing that links the whole story together is that the time SH took to become Kay is the time between the Wolf who would harm Mao and the Dog whom he raised (kay in Korean means dog). Hints don't get clearer than this. Such confusing times are the times of wolf and dog where both the good (represented by SH) and bad (represented by Kay) are hard to distinguish which makes me see why the dark faceless figure coming from afar but why is it surrounded by red out of all colors? Red for the sunset. What's in the sunset? A turning point from light to darkness. The time of change. The color red stands for both blood and love? I reckon with wolf comes blood while with a dog comes love and loyalty or even blood (as in relations) since Kay is Mao's son. Is SH/Kay a good person or not? He killed people and he traded in drugs for years. He didn’t give as much as a second thought to it at some point. And til the very end he remained a black agent who I assume does all kinds of bad things for the good reasons. So what is he? The personification of the painting as he once told JW. He's both the dog and the wolf and the 16 episodes we watched are the time in-between his current mixed self and what caused it to be.

    The hairstyle closest to my heart *_*
    For his now-mixed-dog-and-wolf self that is very much in peace with both its poles.
    So MG married fellow co-worker and had a son! Aww. I love how we weren’t given a last episode where the hero hugs the heroine by the end. It so doesn’t suit the drama, a happily ever after ending that is. At the same time, we know SH is up and about willingly acing his black agent stuff. MG is his direct superior, so they get to meet every chance they get. Aww. We also know his next mission, one he applied for firsthand, will be in Paris, i.e. where JW is gonna live for the next few years. YAAY!
    - Falling in Love with Soon Jung is downloading as I write Done watching.
    - I have a new director crush. Not a single meaningless shot. Thanks for not wasting my time PD-nim.
    - And a writers crush as well. Granted, the plot has some serious Kdrama cliches issues but the writers knew how to use it to build their characters. The characters were sensible and consistent (even Kay in his own way). I remember feeling like I can trust this character to do this or not to do that. I could also follow their reasoning. There's something that got to me about what makes us human. Is it our memories of who we are? Our environment? The people in our lives? Their perception of us? What is it that makes us who we are? That gives us our identity? What if one particular factor in someone's life wasn't there, would they be so different? I loved that a l.o.t.

    Director at the drama's press conference on what TBWD is about.
    - Aaaand I think I shall express my thoughts on how awesome LJK is at his Soompi home. I can’t believe I haven’t paid it a visit yet. Third drama is the charm I guess. I did. They were nice and welcoming.

    Yeah. I got the same conclusion as an after(posting)thought. There was no way I'm re-editing the post again so...
    It happens a lot btw. I'd have an idea at the back of my head that actually goes against the one I posted but I can't post everything that goes inside my head, posts being long as is, so I just wait for you to say it ha!
     I assume the connotations such connection brings to mind are meant to be noticed.
    Maybe he did simply chiken out but I thought he was desperately looking for any reason to avoid killing him because:
    Thank you!
    (Confession) almost every time I read your reactions I end up with something close to an inner struggle, almost. I hate it when people misread my meanings and since I misread your serious statement once as sarcasm, I always try to hold back from labeling so many things you say under that (to the point that you had to tell me the watch "joke?" was a joke). Glad you're obviously making fun of so many things this time LOL
    This last time is the one I had the most fun with cuz I found so many treasures *_*. Behold:
    A TBWD manhwa

    Look, your favorite kind of fights..
    An hour long BTS video with English subtitles.
    I died laughing when Joonki commented, "I got drifted here by holding on to a turtle's back. I should be dead but I lost my memories. Crazy, huh". Nothing better than the actor laughing at the nonsense in his own drama. A list of 13 other videos, in one of those the MC asked MG/ KyungHo, "Don't you feel bad/ sorry for taking your friend's girl?" To which MG/ KyungHo replied, "Why do I have to feel sorry?! He's dead!" LOL. Those two...XD
    I find it hard to stop. too fun to stop. I'll never have another opportunity to dissect this drama..Your reading assignment is long as is @Ecs..I should have a heart and stop here.
    PS: The lines I write under the scaps are usually newly written. I don't want to color them in blue cuz I think it'll ruin the styling. Too much blue.
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  5. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] Yong-Pal 용팔이   

    @ecs707a Reading your overall thoughts made me notice how my brain chased out most of this drama's memories. Didn't know which scenes/ lines you were talking about lol. Think I'll delete it from my hard disk soon too. No rewatch for this.
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  6. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] Yong-Pal 용팔이   

    I believe the ending to be the victim of extension and free networks pressure. My emotional detachment with the drama started the moment they rushed the romance but I'm glad the show got so much attention regardless. It would've broke my heart for JW to have two low rating dramas back to back, even if the attention makes it an overrated one. I don't care. It had its good points of course. Some nice OSTs. The first 6 episodes. Also, lack of emotional investment makes me take the dramatized events without feeling any pain, without feeling anything actually which is better for my nerves I know many of you disagree with me and I respect that so I hope I'm not offending anyone by speaking my mind or anything. Have a nice day.
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  7. dr25 added a post in a topic Lee Joon Gi 이준기   

    Hi everyone   first-timer here.
    Okay...so I finished marathoning TSWWTN hours a go and for the last couple of months me and one of my friends started writing a weekly commentary on LJK's 2007 drama Time of Wolf and Dog in the drama's Soompi thread. I also watched both Two Weeks and Joseon Gunman last year. So although I've watched many LJK content (76 episodes in total) this is my first time posting here. I've been meaning to ever since I watched TBWD Nice to meet you.
    I gotta admit that I like LJK's fans as much as I like him lol. I've never seen a KDrama well-documented as TBWD is now, and I'm watching it 8 years after its airing. I came to discover JoonKi late that I feel like I missed on a lot but finding all these materials (English subbed BTSs cuts and fan-made manhwa along with other stuff) felt like an unexpected pat on the back. So thanks fellow fans for celebrating this man so well since early on. Even someone who came late like myself found so much spazz/ fangirl-worthy stuff to dwell on In case new fans like me want to go explore his previous works, here's an hour+ long BTS video from TBDW. It's sooo fun/funny.
    My favorite part is where he tells the MC, "I got drifted here by hanging on to the back of a turtle" haha. Speaking of funny JoonKi, anyone knows of his philosophy for doing melos mainly? Trademark? He doesn't think he's funny? I so wanna see him in a light drama. Why do I have to feel like I'm embarking on a journey of agony and tears whenever I decide to watch a drama of his? I feel so wronged LOL. Just like his characters who are always wronged by someone. Waaaeee?! Can't he make a drama where he doesn't make us fear for his safety? Granted, all these tortured characters get their happy ending by the end but a 15 minutes of smiles doesn't compensate for the hours of worry T__T Soo unfair! Aaaaand....there I went whining XD.
    I've been following him on Instagram ever since I watched him in Two Week, which is, as I said, something I marathoned after it aired too. It's my favorite JK drama along with TBWD. He seems so considerate of his fans; including us as much as he can. Korean actors usually keep it too private. I don't mind that. Nonetheless, it makes me appreciate those who don't show me pics of their pets and food too often more. So thank you JK for keeping us really updated, as much as you can at least.
    I'll be watching his two movies Virgin Snow and The King's Clown soon too. 
    Here's one close-to-my-fangirl-heart scap from TBWD:

    I was expecting some hideous hairstyles but thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised He sported a total of 5 hairstyles in that show, one for each phase of his life as agent Lee So Hyun. One was a near-mullet lol. 
    Here's my favorite JK character in pictures: Kay from TBWD. He's such a badass! Both my friend and sister described him as punchable lol but I L.O.V.E him!
    That's is all guys. Sorry it's long. Thank you so much for making it easier for other fans to find JK-related content. I can't thank you enough. I hope my whining doesn't bother you. I just felt like saying everything I have in mind without much filtering.
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  8. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] Second Time 20 Yrs Old 두번째 스무살   

    'before' I reckon you fled the field then? English isn't my first tongue so it was never useless nor repetitive for me. If I were to take a course in my native tongue however, I would've had second thoughts tho.
    Yes! I saw CWY in I Remember You last month. Marathoned the whole thing within a week  Indeed he's everywhere this year lol. I like him best as Prof. Delulu-nim. I don't know, there was something like a wall between me and his character in I Remember You. Not due to poor acting because being unable to connect with psychopaths is a good sign but dunno. I guess the sync between his version of the character an that of D. O's was a bit off in a way that kept me watching from distance. Of course, psychopaths could change as adults too but still, the creepiness was there but the intensity was gone. Here in Twenty Again even the way he stole those kimpaps the other day cracked me up. Something clicked I guess.
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  9. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] Second Time 20 Yrs Old 두번째 스무살   

    Hehe...as an Englit major some of what I did in college reminds me of what I'm doing in Soompi, watch movies (during lectures) then comment on them with spazzing buddies (class mates+ professor who BTW provides the video) hehe. I did a presentation once with Lee Minho's face in it. You could always find a way to include a scene from a K-drama where they 'say' things (as my examples from languages other than English)  Now I feel spoiled although I remember very vividly how hectic uni was for me XD Actually Ha Nora makes me feel deprived because the only hard time she seems to have, comes from her dynamics, or rather lack of it, with the other students. She barely had any hard time studying which I know isn't the case in RL. She should since she's 'supposedly' 'uneducated'. The way she joined clubs and part-time jobs and do house work on top of that aaaand find time to study is what makes me green with envy. College never felt this way. I had almost zero house work to do, yet there was always too much to read, too much to write, too many assignments, end-term projects. Watching her, I feel like I missed a lot on so many thing, sadly.
    Thank you so very much recappers! I really appreciate your time and effort. I can't wait for the big one to happen. That is, MS discovering his great mighty father's infidelity. It would be my favorite scene in the whole drama.
    I like what the husband's character brings to the drama heheh. He's so funny in the most subtle yet fussy ways. I love him, in that sense only. Like a comical figure. The actor has been very active this year (my third time watching him) and along with his rap breaker line (chigim bowa shimika?!) in KMHM, his role in this series are the ones closest to my heart thus far. Glad the high ratings are bringing him some hard-earned acknowledgments
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  10. dr25 added a post in a topic [Current Drama 2015] Answer Me 1988 응답하라 1988   

    Haha the idea is tempting but I'm afraid if I watch it, I'll start comparing it with BG's upcoming one. What if it sucked lol. Going blind might help me in not fully realizing that. Call me a pessimist lol. I wish you a great watch tho. Maybe I'll do it the other way around and watch it after watching 1988 
    Came here to post these in reaction to BGummy's hair in the poster
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  11. dr25 added a post in a topic Park Bo-Gum - 박보검 - 朴寶劍 Bak Bo-geom Pak Po-kŏm   

    @lilac95 logged in to post the poster but you already did that
    Frankly....I'm not liking the hair  At least not so much. BGummy's face can save the look but it's not like a hairdo that adds to his handsomeness. I should be happy it ain't worse tho cuz it could've been. 80s style and stuff.
    Hola! Nice to meet you @GenZip @heolaaa
    @dahae2006  The video entitled Worse Behavior captured Min-aa's creepiness p.e.r.f.e.c.t.l.y hehe. The Come Home one was on point too. Glad he finally came home to his beloved hyung
    My God! I'm in disbelieve lol. This isn't even elementary school level, kindergarten maybe LoL. Just followed that fan account.
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  12. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2007] Time Of Dog And Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간   


    Don't cry so bitterly. It hurts my heart!
    Episode 13
    Just when I thought we’re having a peaceful episode again.. Seriously, too much feels I hate it. Stop making me worry so much show. I don’t have much to say about the mother of breakdowns SH went thru upon regaining his memories. Whatever I say doesn’t even begin to describe it. One have to watch the real thing to oversee the Feeeels.
    SH's first thought was to kill himself, then Roadrunner talked him into leaving the country, however Chief Jung stopped him and talked him thru the facts; if he leaves, JW will forever be in danger. That among other important facts I didn’t register cuz Chief is too b!tchi I can’t bear to hear his voice. As a result, Kay is back. ( I forced myself to go back to it. Turns out Mao Killed SH's biological father, according to the Chief).
    Orders came to punish Kay who returned ready to accept his punishment but argued still against blindly following the orders, “What if the next order was to kill lady Ari?!”, he said. The peaceful moment illusion I had was created by the new victory Kay had within the Cheongbang. He, Mao and Grffiti (?) killed the big boss back in Thailand. Now Mao is the big boss.
    Thankfully Mr. Suh isn’t dead nor critically injured, thank God! JW met with Kay to ask him about LSH’s watch incident. How did he know? I won’t go into details but she has the ‘feeling’ he’s SH. Like dead sure feel he’s SH. The latter did everything he could to change how she ‘feels’ about the matter including a forced violent kiss. Hurr/lol
    MG tailed Kay to a club where a deal was taking place. Somebody noticed him and brought him in front of Kay for punishment. Boss said to drug him in order to get info out of him. SH couldn’t do a thing. AIISH the look on his face. He stood there watching his hyung being abused. That’s until drugged MG started calling him Soo Hyun-aa! SH could only stop him by beating him senseless lol. In between punches he whispered in MG’s ear, “MinGi-yaa get a grip. I’m SoHyun-aa”. Oh crap. Give me the next episode. ASAP
    Episode 14
    Thought this shot was pretty *_*
    I’m going in circles, writing my thoughts on the events of this drama is basically repeating myself. All I can do is a semi-recap of the events. Really. During the last a few episodes all I’ve been feeling is excitement then tension, or tension then excitement. There’s no point in stating how I feel cuz it has been practically the same for two days now.
    The events are as follows:
    1- Ming Gi-yaaa is in the secret circle now. Finally. Happy reunion brothers! I missed you together guys. T____T I’m happy I might cry.

    Awwwww! Bromance again!
    2- We know JW has a habit of checking other people’s phones XD It lead her to be in the secret circle too. Yaaaaaaaaaaay More the better. My favorite characters are on the same side again. But suppose the one who checked your phone, MG, weren't a friend but an enemy?! tsk tsk.

    It scares me too! Too much fear for everyone's safety I hate it. T__T
    3- Because Kay didn’t kill MG, Mao started suspecting him. So petty followers whom I care not remember their names found it their golden chance to ‘frame’ him as a spy, so they thought. LOL really, he almost died not because they realized he’s a spy but because they framed him as one since he proved to them that he isn’t. *APPLUASE* Kay!
    4- So the two gangsters agreed to frame Kay as a spy. While they were at getting rid of him, JW interrupted them. I love how she used her power as their boss’ daughter to save him although she tried to distant herself from that fact all her life. It’s like she’ll do anything for SH. Aww.
    It's fine I'm late myself.
    Me neither. I thought maybe Chief Jung was the spy. My distrust of him has been established on many occasions already lol.
    I know why I like SH, MG, Roadrunner ajhushi. I have no idea thu how I don't find JW annoying. I think I talked myself into it, "If I allow myself to be annoyed with her, I won't be able to enjoy the show especially since she's at the center of it all. Plus, remember... you like the actress". At moments like these I'm this close from considering her sooo. darn. annoying. I don't necessarly find the results of her interference(s) as annoying thu lol. The confusion her sudden attachment to 'Kay' creates amuses me. Mao asked Kay a couple of times if his sudden detachment (due to memory loss issues) has to do with his daughter Ari. I was so waiting for Mao to declare them a ship lol. His most trusted man marrying his daughter. Being next to Kay for some time softened her heart towards gangster daddy, Mao must've noticed that too. Aish wasted opportunity. I would've loved that pairing. It caught the Stepmother's eye too. Enough to push her jealousy buttons lol to the point of forcefully kissing Kay! I was kinda worried he'd accept her attempts. Imagine the chaos. As if this show needs more of it. On one hand I wondered where that jealousy came from. What is Kay to her again? On the other, I'm not that surprised. She always had subtle but constant interest in Kay. Taking him shopping with her, I'm sure there are many other 'trustworthy' lads whom she can take other than him. Buying him suits he didn't ask for. She never treated him like one of the other underlings. They live together for God's sake. None of them dares to dine with her on the same table like Kay did when they met JW properly for the first time. So I understand that, kinda. Anyhow, JW, for confusing everyone, your interference(s) are forgiven. 
    AH!  Poor man. JW got herself a new boyfriend, Mom is a strong woman she held her ground and late foster father, well, he knows he didn't lose SH. Only MG had it tough because of this. Becoming the most damaged person among them. I can't be more happy for him. Finally, no longer fighting a ghost. 
    Did you notice the sunset in the background..

    Now let's discuss the personality change in SH/ Kay...
    Okay...I have thought the personality change thing over, something I didn't mind before you pointed it out. One problem here is that we're not familiar with the writers work to tell whether they're the lazy type who would allow such hole in their build up of the main character or if they're the nerdy type who tend to have their good reasons, one just have to dig deeper to find them. Since your reasoning pretty much covers the first possibility, I'll be covering the second. For argument sake.
    One reason the personality change is hard to buy has to do with the fact that amnesia doesn't change a person's character. Another fact presents a good reason why SH's transformation into Kay is actually not that unbelievable:

    I extracted this from a lengthy study. While amnesia doesn't change a person's personality, head injury might do. Here's a more detailed table showing the exact aspects of change:

    If the writers did their research properly, then they probably had these kind of facts in mind while sketching Kay. Smirks can go under the increase in childish behavior XD. Other sources: (1, 2). The details vary but the gist is the same; head injuries, like the one SH received, can cause personality change while the cognitive and the physical status remains mostly unchanged.
    You said and JW said that Kay and SH are each other opposite. Meaning the contrast was deliberately drawn. The writers wanted us to see the drastic change. They even gave a psychological reason via Roadrunner ajhushi: it's not that SH couldn't remember, it's more like he didn't want to remember his life as SH. So we have him, subconsciously, being the opposite of his old self. He laughs more unlike serious SH as Mao once observed (the way "pre-tragedy #1" SH could've been), he's no longer the quiet decent SH but the "infuriating" Kay with his cocky vivid personality. In earlier episodes, SH expressed his feelings of entrapment, Kay is his escape vehicle I'd say. I mean, really, which is worse? Being an NIS agent or a killer gangster? I as an average person will take the former. Kay, however, when given the choice to being either, (around episodes 10-13 when he couldn't remember a thing but saw clearly the possibility of being either) refused being agent SH with all his might. Till mighty flashbacks flooded in. One reason why must be his attachment to his current not easily gained life as you suggested. It could also be that deep down he didn't want to go back to his old tortured self burdened by revenge and traumas and whatnot.
    Some characteristics remained thu. Being the best son to whatever father figure he has. The top on his class either at the NIS or the Cheongbang as deputy Boss XD.
    I'm not saying any of this to convince you of anything. I'm more like convincing myself. I hate discussing things with individuals who think they figured everything out and it's therefore their 'duty' to make others see. I'm not doing that to you nor to myself. I just like exploring possibilities and my overthinking nature makes me put maybe too much effort into it.
    P. S: I'm not infuriated by the way Kay carries himself or treats others. I like him a lot actually. His half-cynical half-easygoing way is a point of attraction XD A part (very tiny part) of me enjoyed seeing him driving MG-yaa crazy (oops). We couldn't have gotten the one-on-one fight had he not lol.
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  13. dr25 added a post in a topic Park Bo-Gum - 박보검 - 朴寶劍 Bak Bo-geom Pak Po-kŏm   

    Thank 'you' chingu for Remembering Me XD You're so kind. I apologize for this long post beforehand. After marathoning I Remember You aka Hello Monster I tried backtracking from page 6 but I'm still far behind so here are my overdue comments on both the show and what you guys said in previous pages.
    I Remember You/Hello Monster Post Marathon Thoughts

    This was my first proper glance at creepy BG/Min *shivers*
    I was through with the drama within a week as I thought. I’m writing this two weeks after I’ve watched the last episode. The drama in general is very decent, I think the treatment it received  was pretty unfair. It should’ve been better received. It is pretty convenient/ironic though for a drama that centered around unfair things happening to nice people to receive such low ratings, sadly. Anyhow, that aside here is a commentary on Bugummy’s role throughout the whole 16 episodes:
    What I want to say after the (to-be-continued) backtracking spree:
    I checked it. Enjoyed every bit of it except the part where he said his ideal type should be good at cooking cuz then my chances are next to zero XD He also mentioned a video he sent to all the important agencies when he was in high school in which he sang and plaid the piano, I think this is the video he mentioned. BGumies pre-debut video:
    There's this tone in his voice that only comes out when he sings upbeat songs. It's not that smooth; his voice turns a bit husky that's why people might think he can't sing that well. Which isn't true as the video above proves I'm in love with the sorta-husky version of his voice as well hehe. He has been in a talent agency since highschool originally training to be a singer. Meaning he's undergone the necessary breath control or whatnot basics a singer should cover. Not to forget his formal uni studies as a music major. Certainly if he's to meet a good composer who can write music that suits his voice best; shows its most beautiful qualities, his sound in that much hoped for OST would feel like a warm blanket.
    Hahah I laughed at this video so hard that I called my sister to watch too. (Yes being a member in BoGummie's ministry is genetic ). Wonderful Mamma and Wonderful Days are the only dramas of his that I'm never gonna watch. I can't do family dramas. I just can't. I swear I tried forcing myself to sit thru WD but I felt like a masochist so thank you @maiwun for giving us all the chance to watch his performance in one of them.
    I pray he'd have such hilarious side to him in Reply 1988.
     I think the crucial thing is... he too is a diehard fan for someone. Exo for instance. Fame hasn't gotten into his head yet (hopefully it'll never do) to make him forget how much effort and sincerity that fan must've put together in order to bring him that gift. He knows what a fan would feel if he showed that much appreciation to her/him, which he did. Thank you BG-shi. After watching Hello Monster mainly for him, I checked D.O.'s work and did I become an Exo fan! lol To think that in that sense BG has turned me, his fan, into a fellow fan of his bias, he sure is an awesome Exo fan.
    There's also an I-Remember-You-Related reason I can think of:
    Dear I've seen your clips. Just wanted to thank you for they are so well-made. Captions were translated following the styling of the original captions as close as possible, and those meticulous head notes. Although I studied translation formally at uni, Korean isn't a language I can translate from-to or else I would've helped. I know how much time and effort you're putting into this so thanks a lot chingu-del.
    Welcome! I bookmarked the links you provided and watched Blind via one of them, Kumawa-yo.
    You know what I'm planning to do in order to get my bestie on beard the BG fandom? I know there's no way she'd realize his awesomeness if I told her there's this brilliant young actor who did so and so due to her skeptical see-for-your self nature (like myself) so we agreed to watch Reply 1988 together. She doesn't know he stole my heart yet lol but I trust he'll do me pride by stealing hers with his performance. I'm counting on you BG. When that happens, I'll have my proud noona smile too
    I've always thought a religious young man cute. He's no exception. I hope his religious upbringing has provided him with the rooting/faith necessary to overcome whatever difficulties he might face in his career, God forbid of course. And I too want him to have an account on Insta. All my other biases are there, BG come to the dark side too will you.
    Here's a gift then
    BTS of YoonHoo's best performances, the Mamboo performance:
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  14. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2015] Yong-Pal 용팔이   

    I just can't get over the fact that his sister's name is Kim So Hyun LOL. I'm marathoning The Moon that Embraces the Sun currently and when they mentioned her full name today all I saw was this:

    I'm almost fighting my imaginary tears here because i.m.a.g.i.n.e if Yong Pals sibling was indeed the Kim Soo Hyun. My God! The bromance! Aish..they put the possibility out there then left us hanging. My KimPal brotherly relationship... *sigh* so not gonna happen T___T But really here, why give a drama character a celeb's name? I'm sure they're never gonna be naming a character...let's say... Park Guen Hye for instance. I know there are many Kim(s) in Korea and SoHyun is a fairly common name so it's not at all that farfetched and the spelling for both names (the RL actor's and the character of the sister's) might be different but still I dare believe the collective memory in Korean culture, and feel free to correct me, links the the name to that particular actor so why confuse my brain writer-nim
    P. S:
    - Gradients in the capture show my rainbow-ed fangirl vision.
    - And there's actress Kim So Hyun too.
    - I know it's impossible for writers to avoid certain name combinations for such reason that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying it's nonetheless confusing/amusing. My brain can't un-link the names
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  15. dr25 added a post in a topic [Drama 2007] Time Of Dog And Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간   

    Exactly my feelings ajhushi. Thank you!
    Episode 11
    So Chief Jung does want to pull SH out. Or maybe…NIS last failure to stop the new product smuggling forced him to try pulling him out. We’ll see.
    In sum, MG & JW are no more cuz, 1- As he and his new Outside Team were investigating Cheongbang he stumbled upon the fact that JW is Mao’s daughter. What does a trained agent do at such situations? Move with utmost discretion? No, confront her in the most unpleasant of ways. He kinda slammed her against a door asking, “Why did you hide it from me?! I would’ve loved you regardless of whose daughter you are”. She was taken aback for a second but then she shot, “How did you know?”. HA! Bye bye trust between a couple. 2- Again as he was investigating Cheongbang, Kay in particular, he with well-based doubts barged into the gallery where JW works, franticly checked random boxes looking for drugs. JW couldn’t take it, cuz if his claims were true then her good foster dad is in it too? She’s been used by both her fathers to smuggle drugs? Nah that can’t be. Trying to stop MG from continuing his random check, she slapped him across the face. Ouch! One thing lead to the other, she broke up with him. Okay…the thing about MG is… following his father’s death, he kinda lost it. I kept on scapping him previously cuz I loved how clean and neat and awesome he used to look. Now look at him:

    Homeless style much?
    Really, he has no breaks to keep him in check ever since his father ‘and brother’ passed away. (RIP dear Mr. Hang. It’s too empty without you. Now I know how important you were).
    [Plot twist]
    The boxes in the gallery had drugs hidden in them actually. MG was just unlucky to have chosen the wrong boxes to inspect. So yeah. Attitude does matter. For contrary to frantic MG, we had Kay who kept his calm even when MG was this close from finding the goods hidden under his nose. He watched everything without breaking a sweat. What nerves! He even demanded an apology. Had Roadrunner not been there to stop MG, Kay would’ve fought with him.
    There’s a crucial must-discuss point here. SH’s readiness to become a gangster. We didn’t see him reflect on those gang bosses he ordered dead. Nor did we see him give a second thought to dragging JW into the drug smuggling business. He stated that his heart isn't pure like hers but he said that so objectively without the emotional weight. I feel like he’s gone to the other side completely. Also, back then, SH was everyone’s favorite, now he just has so many enemies because he’s boss’ favorite. When he got that message inviting him to a picnic at the Art Basement, I had no way of guessing who could’ve sent it. I thought maybe the one who gutted late Mr. Kang might’ve set a trap for him. Maybe Ah Hwa’s jealousy reached a point where he couldn’t control it thus he told someone about his memory loss. Maybe maybe maybe. So many possible enemies, I fear for Kay’s safety. So the question is…what is it that makes us who we are? Nature or nurture? He was a respectful righteous agent when his foster father was one, now that he’s Mao’s son, he became a cold-hearted criminal. How much of us is made by our memories? Former experiences? It really is a big question. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it @ecs-shi (I assume you're not buying the transformation in the first place to contemplate it, right?) or maybe you have so no further comments as this counts for an answer:
    Episode 12
    [ Marathon Spree Day 5]

    Ajhushi you're growing on me. Your wise most needed observations are just...*hand on heart*
    Can't you just listed to him MG?
    I have a new favorite classical drama! One of the best memory loss recovery processes I’ve seen in a Kdrama. I l.o.v.e.d it! I freaking loved it.
    First of all…God d@amn your stupidity Kay oppa! Why go tell Mao secret NIS agent thinks you’re one of them?! How idiotic of you!? I respect writer-nim for making him do that since of course he’d discuss something as big with the center of calmness in his life; the one who taught him who he is after he lost his memories but still…oppa that was soooo stupid. Aiiish!
    Min gi-yaa managed to talk JW’s daddy into cooperating with them. JW also realized she was used by both her parents as an oblivious drug smuggler. Therefore, she, daddy, and MG were on the same page. That is to bring Cheongbang down. A thorough investigation of EB enterprise (Mao’s legal front) was their first move.  That of course provoked big boss back in Thailand to give orders: kill Mr. Suh. Cha cha cha cha!
    Meanwhile, Kay was taken on yet another picnic thru his memories line at the basement. He was shown a recoding that I personally never saw. It was taken in 2005 during his training days to become Kay. Who was training him? Late Mr. Kang whom he called, “father”, by the end of the recording. Huf! He refuses to take what General Manger told him as facts. Who would?!
    Wanting to make sure he’s not Lee So Hyun, probably cuz he didn’t want to be someone like SH, or maybe he just wanted to have a prove at hand that he isn’t in case gangster daddy figure demanded one. Anyhow, wanting to do so he sought Roadrunner’s help. From that he got a CD (I hate CDs cuz eventually someone is gonna find them). It contained info on LSH’s parents. Another key fact was the old watch Kay has on him. Lee SoHyun used to have one that looked exactly the same. Up until this point he hasn’t gotten as much as a fragment of his memory back leave alone the classical flashbacks. Nothing. Zero. Just pieces of info he learnt from several sources God knows if he can trust. On a whim he goes to JW, asks her if her dead lover who looked exactly like him had a watch. If its glass was broken. The watch doesn’t work right? To his surprise and hers the answer was positive. Before they could continue their conversation, MG arrived. A punch here, a push there, Kay who didn’t fight back went his own way. Poor thing looked like a wounded dog at that moment.
    We’re not even near the peak of the events for this episode. Kay goes home with too much on his plate, looking like he just saw a ghost as Boss’ wife puts it. Seconds later, he and the rest of the boys were summoned. Mao breaks the news to them. It has been confirm, via his spy in the NIS *gasps*, Ari’s father is the one who rat on them. Orders from the organization are to kill him. The boss doesn’t miss the dilemma he’s faced with but no-longer-cool-headed Kay pleads that he get rid of Mr. Suh himself. Despite Ari’s dad initial objection, he insisted and hence got the job. I hate this! If he kills JW’s father then there’s no going back for him as SH. Even if the NIS pulled him out. That’s the point of no return. My heart can’t handle these misfortunes any more. I’m too young for this $hit.
    In an attempt to dig in his gangster heals, ‘Kay’ shot Mr. Suh twice. Before he could finish the job, JW is in the room. She’s in his position 13+ years ago.

    That brought old memories. The gun slipped from his trembling hands. He found himself running to the car and there he started remembering everything. I’ve waited ages for this moment to come. Welcome flashbacks.

    The reason I love this memory recovery process dearly is because they took the road less traveled with it. The easy way to remember would be the sudden glimpses of memory sneaking into his current Kay conscious when he stood in front of all those familiar people in all those familiar places. I've seen that so many times enough to warmly welcom the refreshing change. I don't even mind the fact that they had to blind MG from recognizing his own brother to achieve that. Be it blinded by anger, grief, denial, or all of these. I'm just glad he didn't get an easy way out of his amnesia. He could appreciate his life as SH better I guess and stop being all, "Oh I'm too sad to live on without my revenge" and so.
    It does indeed lol.
    In case you were wondering...that was Chief Jung for me. I don't like this person; he clearly knows more than he's telling. Judging by your assumption about SH's fake amnesia, he must be your (does he know or not?).
    I hadn't thought about it. Let's see...this watch originally belonged to SH's late (bio) father. SH's mom passed it on to him on the night she was murdered. Actually the reason it broke is because SH dropped it seconds before masked Mao came into the room and shot her. Here you go. The significance of the watch. SH's life stopped at the moment his mother died such wrongful death. 
    I know I'm messing up the numeral order here but to keep the relational order intact I'm pushing our amnesia-personality discussion back to Ep 13 when Roadrunner adds his view on what caused SH's amnesia. Something I like to include after we get there
    As usual I added my afterthoughts to the month old commentary in blue to differentiate them from my instant raw ones.
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