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  1. I saw the preview and I was like OMG!!!! Ha ha... I'll wait tomorrow to watch today's episode, too much work tonight. Bummer. It's going to be interesting to see. Is it the same in the Japanese version? I don't want spoilers but just curious if that same thing happens...
  2. I actually am becoming more intringued by Seok Moo now. We have had quite a lot of backgroung information about all characters but, somehow, SM had been the one keeping a lot of his emotions in. We saw JH crying, YY battling with herself, HR realizing that she does not know SM much and she is guilty of what she accused him of, etc. But SM? I don't really understand why he is so set on having YY happy and smiling; I am just confused: does he really still have feelings for her? is he feeling guilty for the past and trying to amend himself? What about his singing/song writing career? What did he feel when he gave it up? etc. I wish they would focus on his feelings too, but I guess it is what is coming next? I hope it is! While the other characters are moving in some ways, he isn't. I am looking forward to the bromance with SM and JH moving in together. They are so different that it will certainly be interesting... and funny! He he Not sure what I think about the whole new potential love interest of HR. Somehow, I wish they would just focus on her career and not mix love in there.
  3. I was struck, again, at how naive men really are in this series. Men have this romantic naive vision of love and marriage, one which does not fit today's society. Even SM's father has this childish vision of family life, like a sitcom he wanted to reproduce. SM is not different than himself, as he cites that very show at the end. This made me laugh too, at how similar to his father he is despite hating him. So masculine in many ways... Anyway, JH's story is also quite pathetic and naive, how he was so hurt for something he should have seen coming (or that he refused to see which makes me think he might be similar to YY in that way); how such a silly story from high school really had an impact on him and even influenced his career. Like OMG WTF?... Even SM's co-worker has a naive vision of love whereas his new girlfriend is pragmatic. SM's sister's husband is also a stereotype of Korean man who thinks that because he has a good job, he is going to get away with murder... Men need to grow up and evolve. Women are much more nuanced and realist in this show (and in life in general). Like you said @MrsSoJiSub, women are strong, even SM's mother! It's hard, as of now, to see how the two men could win back their ex/non-wives. Funny how you said you are like JH @MrsSoJiSub - @1ouise mentioned here she was a bit like SM, and so I am. I am looking forward to seeing what will happen to the men. The whole jogging thing made me laugh out loud! It was funny, how shocked he was, and his explanation. And frankly, I could totally relate too! Hilarious! I love those little comments and how true they are, despite sounding so stupid. He he I liked the whole thing with SM's nephew and how he reacted to HR's book. I truly hope she will publish it. And I am quite curious about it too actually - as a lit professor I find it very interesting, that approach. Okay I need to watch today's episode now!
  4. @MrsSoJiSub I am sooo happy to see you here (it's been such a long time - wasn't the last show we both followed together "Tomorrow with you"?) and I am so glad you are enjoying this show so much as well. Like you, I am fascinated by YY and JH, especially JH (I think we all are here). He is such a mystery really. Even his nightmare of the train ride in the snow is a mystery to me - what does this train ride in the snow comes back to haunt him? I am not sure what to expect from them, how they will rebuild sthg together. Honesty perhaps? I mean she knew when she said yes to him at first that he was cheating on her friend so it's not like she was not aware of it; she also chose to turn a blind eye. He does not want to hurt her, I am convinced he does love her but unlike what he said, I don't think love is enough. To be honest, the more I see them, the more I started thinking that they would not be able to remain toegther. One couple does, the other doesn't. I kinda like that idea too... The ones that seemed the most in love break up and the others who fought all the time stay together. No? Like I mentioned, I totally love how the show tackles the question of consent and sexual abuse. More and more shows are dealing with this these days but I found it refreshing that a man, SM, is also actively protesting against it. The actors are indeed great! I am happy to see Lee El with a serious role, and a good one at that. The actor playing JH is amazing - I didn't know him before, what's his name? I need to look him up. Bae Doona is amazing as always - I also love the fact that she wears little make-up, sometimes not at all. And Cha Tae Hyun is also amazing (I am a big fan of 1 Night & 2 days) and a serious show suits him surprisingly well. Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow!!
  5. I think she needs to be jealous in order to realize her feelings and what is going on... I mean she went to a date with a man despite it all so she needs some kind of shock to move towards her.
  6. Ha ha ha, I know what you mean. I am not uptight like him, but I hurt others without meaning to, like him. So I am also very curious to see how what will happen. What YY said struck a cord with me: how he is the one hurting the most in the end. He is harsh with others indeed, but harsher with himself... JY is so interesting indeed! When the show started, I disliked him but then, I became curious and started wanting to know more. Plus the bromance is awesome! @Blue Sky Totally! I think the reason why she was never into being touched by men is because she is a lesbian. And that is another thing I like about this show - it's modern, touching upon relevant subjects like homosexuality and consent as well.
  7. Was it because of a girl? I remember that scene and him telling that woman about the train ride in the snow but I don't remember anything about a girl in that scenario... I need to watch it again!
  8. Ah this show is so good! Totally into it. The acting is stellar, it's wonderful to see so many good actors together in a show with a great story. I am quite happy with yesterday's episode, as things are becoming more complicated for our couples: - SM and WR are seeing new sides of themselves; they seem to understand each other more. I am so looking forward to the consequences of them sleeping together. I also really liked that moment when WR gets the balloon down, said that she could not see before what others could see. Man, could totally relate to that in many ways, and not only in terms of relations but that is the case for so many things really... - YY and JH - the 1st time I can actually see those two not staying together. The belief that if you love each other you are happy is childish and simplistic... I guess he uses that not to address what is wrong? Not sure. I am fascinated by him really; he seems so out of it, floating like WR says, that there must be something from the past that is troubling him. The same for YY really - she seems to be reproducing what happened to her mother, no? There is a lot left unsaid between those two and instead of recognizing it (like SM and WR), they just pretend nothing is wrong and that there are happy. I cannot wait for the subs of today's episodes to come out! :) And I wish this show would be more popular... I hope it will in the upcoming weeks!
  9. 롤러코스터(Roller Coaster) - 습관 Was that the one you were referring to?
  10. I actually quite liked and enjoyed the finale!! I thought I was going to be disappointed but I liked the flow of things, how not overly dramatic it was. All the main characters came to a sort of realisation and it was subtle and realist. I actually totally understood why JY had to run away and could not contact SE. The longer she waited, the harder and scarier it was. I think she was punishing herself in a way, for having left and for having caused so many problems. She probably was not confident enough, especially after what had happened to her. This is a recurring theme as both SH and KH were/are not confident. SH was and as we have seen, his actions actually made up lose all confidence. KH was but him being around SE and going after a proper life made him confident. I liked how the secondary characters also had this dilemma, a very common one in today's society. JY was not trying to be selfish, on the contrary, she thought that if she left, things would be better for everyone. She thought (and probably still thinks) that she was the cause of all her family's problems. Her parents living the country because of her was probably the final strick... I mean can you imagine what that would do to your confidence, especially after you have been sexually assaulted and the guy has been found not guilty?!? In the same vein, I also really liked the whole tension around the trial for sexual harassment. It was horrible for people to question her, for her to have to stop working. But it certainly shows the many issues there are in society in relation to sexual assault. Especially in korea, where the woman is held responsible if that happens to her; she is as shameful if not more than the perpetuator. Anyway, that is another subject...... I also liked how their mother apologized to KH. It was subtle but genuine. Totally felt like it could happen in a family, an environment where it is harder to say sorry. She finally said what KH wanted to hear: sorry. That was not over the top, just very realist. SH - not much resolution and I like that. But I truly believe he is on the right road. It is not at the end of it and he knows it. Hence his telling his gf that he will wait. He needs more time to fix things and himself. Him writing the letter for KH was also a step in the right direction. I thought I wanted to see more of SE and KH together but I actually enjoyed their time appart. KH needed this to get his certification and SE to understand why KH had lied and plyaed the role of a judge. I loved when she said: "He wasn'' a judge but he was a judge". YES! That was the whole point of the drama really... I liked how she realised that by herself, in front of her sister. My only complaint for the interaction between SE and KH before they hold hands at the end. I actually like the subtle acknowledgment of their feelings. The way it was tensed and how he reached out for her hand, and she hold his in return, and how they were crying. Perfect! Again, not over the top, totally realist I thought. However, just before, when she talks to him in the courtroom and when she asks him to cook for him, I thought she was a bit condescending with him... Did not particularly liked the tone of her voice... That would be my only complaint really. Overall, I really enjoyed it because it was realist and subtle, not over the top. Of course, it would have been nice to see some scenes of their future together. Of KH eating with SE and her sister's family at the same table, of SE becomming a judge, etc. Just tiny glimpses after that hand holding would have been nice but I guess those are going to happen in my mind
  11. I finally finished watching this week's episodes. They were good but for some reason it took me a while to finish them... The pace was uneven; I liked how the two cases were resolved but that went so quickly and then other moments are weirdly slow. I was quite mad at OSC for having told SE about KH testifying at the trial. I get it, I know why he did that. He is deeply hurt; but how selfish of him. He only thought about getting SE back and not her suffering, etc. I guess it's quite a common theme in our protagonists - like how SE wants to get Choi punished after finidng her sister, not taking into consideration that her sister might not want to. I know - these of two very different things because of the underlying cause but, I guess a lot of characters have that trait in common. Quite interesting actually. To come back to the end of the last episode; it broke my heart that SE heard it from OSC like that. I am quite curious to what her reaction will be, knowing that SH is waiting for her at home. She knows he is a good person so will she want to hear his version? I think it might be a useful experience for her in the long run. I am quite liking SH's new career path. As much as I would like for him to stay or become a judge, that is just not going to happen. First and foremost, having a criminal record just disqualifies him right away. End of story. And he knows it too, never thinking he could become one. I think he was more interested into turning SE into one really, encouraging her to imagine it. She has been put down in all her other internships (if you can call them that) but he showed her that she could be a judge. Thanks for posting the preview @nrllee ! Is SE perhaps learning to play the game a bit, threaten correctly with something worthwhile?
  12. @nrllee Thanks and that is my Boubou, my Persian cat. Re the letters - they seem to have been sent from one person, same end writing, etc. Makes me think that someone wanted to tell him something but he seems to have ignored them till now that is. I don't think the rape case is unresolved. I mean he was found not guilty hence it cannot be trialed again. But yes, I guess new evidence could help - for instance, the photos, or a new witness. I am not sure SH actually did not hear anything... Anyway, I hope we'll get some answers as to what he actually saw/heard. As for why he did it, it seems pretty clear: acceptation, connections to rich people, etc. Once again, much of this is linked to his insecurities... Things I want now: - More kisses... I mean who doesn't? That kiss was great so I want more!! - The mother to stand up to SH a bit! I think she has realized what an awful person he can be, having told everyone he was an only child. I want her to call him on that.
  13. So I just finished watching all the episodes and I quite like the show. I have been reading all your analysis and this is so much fun. I totally agree with all that was said about SH and KH, especially SH... I actually feel quite bad for him in a way. He is pathetic really. But you can also see that he suffered and I think he was quite jealous of KH, and he still is. Anyway, I am looking forward to the ending - even if I would love a swap of identities, I am not sure they'll go that far since KH just cannot be a judge without diplomas, etc. KH keeps mentioning that restaurant he wants to open - he ight get his wish and I think SH will work hard to become a real judge. Now, I am wondering if SH has stopped running away at the end of the last episode - he takes a bunch of letters from his safe. Any idea what they might be? Perhaps a past case he's always felt guilty about and that he now wants to resolve? I kept thinking that perhaps it's SE's sister, about his false testimony? Or the first case he had accepted a bribe? He might need to start there in order to amend things? Would love to hear what you guys think those letters are.
  14. Hello! So I watched both episodes last night and let me tell you I did not sleep very well... Hm Hm... It was good; I liked how dark it was and unapologetic and harsh. This show is not scared of killing people to say the least. So I knew right away he had died... And I think he knew it too like @Irly said; just did not want to admit it to himself. At the end of the first episode, he looks at the grave and sees, well... that he is dead. Then when he tries to pick up the hearing aid, he also knows it... The way he looks at YW at the end, after he could not grab the man; I a convinced he knew it... She said the words but she did not need to say them because he already knew. I mean.... if he had only discovered it then, wouldn't he have freaked out a bit more... Anyway, she was just confirming sthg he already kinda knew. I am quite curious about the unidentified corpse at the morgue. I don't think it is him, because having been in the army and because of what happened there (he was imprisonned) and all, they certainly would have had his fingerprints. I am disappointed in a way that he is dead; but at the same time, I loved that too! So right now, I hope he is really dead... I think there are a lot of things to do with that to be honest. And yeah, that screws a bit the romance aspect of it, because it is doomed but that's ok too. Doesn't she know before? I think the first time she takes a good look at him, when he is outside her door, she knows immediately. There is a change in her eyes. She also does not let him go alone, because she knows he won't be able to do anything...
  15. Ah @triplem - they are also my two favorite dramas these days. Yeah, it's always very surprising these days which threads are popular. Prison Playbook was the best drama of the year IMO and yet it was so quiet... Anyway, I was away in Korea for a couple of weeks so only started this a couple of days ago and loved it!! It's so good, the actors are great and the pacing is pretty good. I am very pleased with how it turnt out. I am still confused by a lot of things. I find the interractions between 2018 and 1988 to be fascinating. Been enjoying reading your insights here and medical/psychological explanations. I don't think it did not come back before. We saw that in 2018, he had a dream but just could not make sense of it. I think he needed to get back to 1988 in order to understand what he saw; as he is connecting with the past, new elements arise and he is getting it more. Do I make sense?