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  1. [Drama 2018] Mother, 마더

    I'll have to second that. The writer so brilliantly stuck to the motherhood theme, what it meant to be a mother, and the memories a child receives from their mother. There was never a "veering off" of that theme with romantic relationships and other scenarios that come with the other fluffy, silly dramas we usually get. I know some people were pulling for the handsome doctor to make some headway, but that wasn't important in this story. And it wasn't about sons, it was about women.... being a daughter and being a mother, and the strong bonds that are created.
  2. [Drama 2018] Mother, 마더

    I only watched the last section of the Japanese version where SJ must have been separated from YB until she was 18 (?), legal age, and then they were reunited. In the Japanese version, SJ mused that they would be reunited one day, just like she and her mother were after 30 years. The last scene showed 2 obscured adults, one older and one young lady in very high heels. That was their reunion. So it sounds like the Korean remake took some liberties and changed the ending, which is O.K., too. I've enjoyed this artistic performance.
  3. [Drama 2018] Mother, 마더

    So Soo Jin got a year and a half of probation, so is she not allowed to see Hye Na at all? There weren't any explanations of what the limitations are with the decision.
  4. [Drama 2018] Mother, 마더

    Like some of you, I'm just catching up and have enjoyed the 6 episodes I've watched. It's more of an artistic gem with strong performances and a serious message that sets it apart from the usual fluff. I'm amazed at the little girls' coping skills after being in such a toxic home, and how seemingly well adjusted she is compared to the abusive boyfriend who turned out to be a horrible adult. Anyway, I enjoy your comments.
  5. Thanks, everybody, who kept this thread alive and made comments to keep us going. The ending was a little odd, but whatever. I would have liked to have seen less of TS and Sec. acting like bumbling criminals on the run; it almost appeared to be an attempt at a comedic encounter which was totally inappropriate for the numerous and serious crimes committed. The poem book, HD's possible family reunion, the meeting of Kenta and the new family, the future of Songin..... all put on ice. The numerous new characters toward the end was unbelievable. See you soon on another thread.
  6. O.K. ending ... looks like DS wants to spend time with HD. Surprise, surprise... "dead" cousin appears in the final scene with the main characters. Nobody knows what happened to him.... more later.
  7. I have to say that the tough guy stuff is pretty impressive; the casting of some veterans helped to pull it off. At this point I'm reluctantly willing to accept the "twin" story line, but there should have been some indications, hints, etc., dropped way back when Granny was alive and talked about taking in her friend's son to raise. I'll repeat myself in saying the whole kidnapping episode of DS as bait and a bargaining chip for the criminal acts of TS and Sec. Oh is just lame. There are plenty of loose ends to tie up in the last episode without this extra scenario. What the heck with the "recording"? This is supposed to be in the 70's, so where did that tiny recording come from?
  8. So Kenta, with all his power and resources, didn't have enough sense to have security there at the meeting so TS and his goofy secretary couldn't escape. My, my.... And a kidnapping here in the 11th hour.... like we didn't expect that. YH awoke and told DS/ES that LJH was her father, not TS.
  9. Thanks again, chasen8888, for your summaries and thoughts. This writer has truly jumped the shark in order to create an unexpected ending. I think most of us would be satisfied with just a clean, tie up the loose ends, happy reunion that seemed to be in the outline. Throwing in such an unlikely 'twin" idea is just crazy. The story that Lee Jae Yeol got from the older lady was that his adoptive parents, relatives of his birth mother and who were fairly well off, became poor and sent him off for schooling. Funny how Granny, who took in LJH, her friend's son, did not seem to know of the twin. I think you would know if your friend had twins. Also funny is how fluent Kenta is in Korean after being raised in Japan, and how the people around him are Korean speakers. Totally nuts. I thought the poem book was still in TS's office, so maybe the prosecutors took it in the raid, but then, maybe DS will find it also. Anyway, hang in there, everybody, and we'll tough out the last hour.
  10. Well, the "twin spin" makes no sense at all. Grandma told how she got LJH from her friend who died, and raised him as her own. There was no mention of a twin. And we heard the tale that LJH had lost his memory and was trying to put the pieces together. Why would he say to YH, as she lays unconscious, "I'm sorry I couldn't protect you." He wouldn't even know her. So is the "twin" idea symbolic? He wants to take back Songin that he started, so the "twin" might mean something symbolic...... I can only hope.
  11. chasen8888 will give us a great summary, but at the end Nakamura is caught by LJH and they are beating the crap out of him.
  12. I loved YJ's response to HJ... "You're lying again... what motivated you was your greed and obsessiveness with your dirty mouth!!" And then later, "Get your dirty hands off of me!!" He left no doubt that he was done. I don't think this is the end of HJ yet as she will lose her home, her job, her status, and has no family other than her criminal father and floozy mum, so she'll be back where she started as a poor girl in crummy surroundings. She can spend the rest of her life stewing about how it's everybody else's fault.
  13. A few more observations.... it was mushrooms that LJH was allergic to. I wish there was a more substantial direction that DS/ES was given instead of the wishy-washy, swinging back and forth from overly sympathetic to assertive. It doesn't seem to go together. It would make more sense to me if she began to see the light and acted like she knew the score. I think now the bench scene was real. YJ told DS directly what his intentions were, and she accepts it. Not sure it will really happen, but he is trying to be fair, and she knows him well enough to know that he is sincere. DS met with a major shareholder, LJH and HD know about it. They know that she is not on the side of TS. The investment contract signed by TS and LJH includes the land, buildings, and fittings (equipment) as collateral, so that's a big deal. TS loses a bunch when things start to go badly. His hit list was getting pretty long, but I don't think he'll have time for that as his business is collapsing.
  14. I think the meeting of DS and YJ at the park bench is DS imagining it. I thought it was real at first, then everything faded, so I think it was just her thinking. I wouldn't worry about HJ and YJ actually marrying. I'm betting that the writer is going to set it all up until the last minute then pull the rug out from HJ to cause a real meltdown for her. She's going to be the big loser by the end. It does look like the little family will finally be living together... the young girl is certainly pushing for it and it only makes sense.
  15. TS still has doubts about Kenta, so he orders shellfish (?) along with their drinks knowing that LJH was allergic. Kenta ate the shellfish and later showed HD the pills he takes to counteract the allergy. TS was surprised to see Kenta eat the food. HJ pushes herself out of the wheelchair, but falls. ES/DS helps her onto the bed, and HJ sneers as ES/DS leaves. Later HJ fakes taking sleeping pills and lands in the hospital. She has a fit there as to how unhappy she is, and TS and DR argue about what HJ wants. TS meets with YJ and says to marry her. TS meets with Mr. Jung who is still against it, but later Mr. Jung asks YJ if that is what he wants. Mr. Jung is not happy, but relents. DS finds irregularities in Songin and tells TS she wants to follow correct procedures. LJH and HD meet with TS with a briefcase of money to set up the deal to trap TS. The papers get signed. Set up accomplished.