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  1. New to this thread, coming from Legend of Dugu and YanXi and currently watching Story of Ming Lan. I'm excited about this one because of the cast, but I have to say the first few episodes almost did me in. Each drama is so different from the other that I spend a lot of time comparing one to the other. But I will stick with this one, if for no other reason than the cast.
  2. OK, rather than complaining about the drama I've decided to use the following emoji which, to me, means "no comment." But before I do.... I've been watching a C-drama Legend of Dugu (wonderful, absolutely amazing drama) which has a heroine who is constantly used, abused, misunderstood but continues to remain optimistic and courageous. Plus, it's this way until she dies as an empress. So the "doormat" heroine is prevalent everywhere. Questions: Do male scriptwriters think women are really like this or want us to be? Do female scriptwriters want us to be like this? Someone needs to produce a drama where the leads are a male and a female scriptwriter.
  3. I was really excited when I first began watching this drama. The synopsis sounded interesting and I recognized some of the cast. But the heroine became a doormat too soon. For it to be interesting to me, the heroine needs to be a little spunkier. There needs to be some give-and-take. Like the hair-pulling incident, get her hair pulled but pull back --- like my sister and I use to do. We'd be in a dead-lock & someone would have to intervene to break us apart . Anyway, in spite of my complaints I"m watching it to see if it gets better (not soon enough either).So, please don't be offended by my remarks. I'll try to have something nice to say next time.
  4. Sorry to cut your post. Still, in reference to the chicken that sacrificed its life....! This is off topic but....a rooster is a chicken, right? Or are hens the only chickens? So when we say fried chicken does that mean fried hen or fried rooster or both?
  5. Just started catching up with the episodes. There has been so many drama "disasters" lately that I was half-afraid to begin this one, but after seeing so many familiar faces (2-3 from Dal-Soon's Spring, Kang Nam-Gil from You Are The Only One & others) has my hopes up. So far I'm really enjoying it and praying it doesn't go off-the-charts unbelievable like the last two I watched.
  6. @sava2sava About the actress playing WJ...I have to give her credit for taking the role so soon after having lip injections. She can't show facial expressions because it takes all her energy to move her lips. (I am so sorry for showing that side of me. That remark of mine was soooooo tacky.) Why have I stuck with this drama, you ask? Again, I want to apologize to all those "Secrets and Lies" devotees who love this drama. My snide remarks will be a burden I will carry the rest of my life. But do you think the cast rehearsed? I mean besides the actress who plays HK. She must have practiced to be able to achieve that surprised-who me? expression.
  7. I keep trying to classify this drama into a category - stupid, stupider, stupidest. I've decided it is stupider-er-er-est-est. If these young actors/actresses are trying to use this drama as a springboard for their careers, well their agents picked a doozy. HK's sole facial expression aka "I love you. I hate you. I'm going to kill you! " will haunt me the rest of my life. Except for the eyes, this emoji looks just like her .......
  8. So Dumb - I love it! So appropriate for her. The actor playing the dad usually plays fairly good roles, but this one... I cringe every time I see him. Who does the writer/director model these characters after anyway? Someone in their family? So do you think Se Hyun will turn evil or something when Seo-Joon & So-Yoo start dating? Except for his mom he seems like a good guy & truly cares for So-Yoo. (Also, I'm not familiar with Korean nomenclature but there seems to be a lot of Se's and So's in this drama. I never could pronounce my s's very well.)
  9. Watching this episode...I felt nothing. It reminded me of a high school play where everybody is on the verge of losing it. Like you're trying to keep a straight face - The part where restaurant mom & dad were pleading for their lives supposedly - why, oh why have I stuck with this drama?
  10. I use to really enjoy daily dramas - examples: A Tale of Two Sisters, Blow Breeze, Lady, Make a Wish. All the ones I've watched lately are the pits. Even with seasoned actors/actresses they are so disappointing. I've taken to watching Turkish dramas (which are usually remakes of Kdramas) - and I am flabbergasted at the difference in both the quality and the acting skills. I'm laying my hopes now on Gangnam Scandal - no, I'm "praying" it will be a good one.
  11. So far I'm really enjoying this drama, even though I can predict how it will end up. I just hope it doesn't disappoint me like all the other dramas I've watched lately. I can take the angst if it's believable and supports the plot. I like the heroine's interactions with both guys - but she's got a long row to hoe ahead of her. So far I like that she's spunky in spite of her circumstances. She's only money-obsessed because of her mom's illness so I'm rooting for her. But I don't like So Dam' s story. Even though she also did it for her mom, I can see that she's going to be the downfall for her family. She's going to make it very hard for her sister.
  12. I've been watching this drama from the git-go because of the seasoned actors/actresses who play restaurant mom, Pres. Shin, WJ's mom, and the Chairman's daughter. But...disappointment is an understatement. Only in the last few episodes has it gotten worth watching. I'm ready for DB to grow a pair and lose his tempter instead of cry.
  13. Takingthehighroad

    [Drama 2018] Love Until the End, 끝까지 사랑

    HK's dad's regret (one minutes worth versus all his wrongdoings) just doesn't move me nor does Se Na's watery eyes. I just think some of the characters, as well as the drama itself is not redeemable. The actress who plays Emily - I've seen her somewhere but for the life of me, I can't remember where. I'll probably say the same thing again if I ever run across her in another drama. For therapy, I'm going to pretend I never watched this drama. I'm going to classify it with Princess Aurora & Hide and Seek.
  14. Takingthehighroad

    [Drama 2018] Love Until the End, 끝까지 사랑

    From what started out to be a good drama turned into a ______ (fill-in-the-blank). The only way to save this drama is for something completely unexpected to happen -like, GY's brother is alive, the real daughter shows up, GY's dad breaks a leg, Emily becomes a nun, SN finds out she's the mobster's daughter. I could go on & on. But, also, for once in my life I'm speechless.
  15. Takingthehighroad

    [Drama 2018] Love Until the End, 끝까지 사랑

    I would really find no enjoyment AT ALL with this drama if I didn't visit this forum. It has gotten on my sciatic nerve (I used that particular nerve because it sounds good. ). Ya'll are the best at making me laugh! I didn't really pay attention to what was being said in this episode. I was too busy looking for SeNa's legs/feet. If she were scooting around on ice skates that would have set off the outfit perfectly. We're down to the final few episodes. By now it should have gotten exciting or something, but naw, it's the same-o-same-o.