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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Buahahahaha... @arctichare!!!! Here, let me help you out with some context, dear. And fighting on your real life!! Courtesy of parkdonghoons at tumblr: http://parkdonghoons.tumblr.com/post/175048936232/parkdonghoons-his-gf-his-gf-lee-ji-an-he And who is better at interpreting this highly meaningful smile if not @Alex Dooley, the tumblr blogger, herself: "HIS GF. HIS GF LEE JI AN. HE CANNOT CONTROL HIMSELF THE BIG F***ING IDIOT"
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    @h2ogirl, thank you for the gifs. Ahjussi certainly looks dashing running in that black funeral suit of his. You should collect all the Ahjussi running gifts and create a set just for that. Let's see, other than the one where he made a mad dash to catch a taxi, there is the one where he runs to catch the bus after putting grandma in her new place, the one where he and the gang run to catch the last subway, and some from the soccer games. So I am not the only one missing @noor1. Thank you. And the site is not even close to finish. There are so many good things yet to post.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    @Kimchi Sweet Potato, nice to see you drop by. I've been thinking about how to feature your many FMVs on the fan page. Any good idea other than to list them all chronologically? Feel free to share via PM.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    @africandramalover, I find it fascinating that only after you felt to have been healed from this drama's crushing weight on your spirit that you could write and share your insights again. Is this correct? Best of luck on your job search, and I am waiting eagerly to read your other findings should you choose to share them after you finish. @justamom, I love this sooo much. You should post this on the fan site and wouldn't it be fun to challenge readers there (and here) to do a similar analysis on a different character? Another thing I notice is that lately discussions, analyses, deconstructions have mostly focused on Park Dong Hoon and not so much on LJA. This can't be because we are mostly female here. Do we think his character is a lot more complex and layered? Yes, rewatching is so rewarding now because we know to look for traffic signs, toilet signs, parallel scenes, shy smiles, etc. and understand that nothing is there by random chance. I daresay recently shared insights have gone even deeper than everyone's thoughts after the initial airing of episodes. And you are totally right that certain scenes have come out better than the writer/PD envisioned because of the way the actors portrayed them. Didn't Kim Won Seuk praise IU saying that her interpretation of the character completely surpassed his own? I thought they were traffic lights. They changed from red to green. I started to wonder if the traffic lights represent DH's emotions. Red is when he feels choked, weighted, heavy breathing, about to die. Green is the opposite. He feels better after the hammer confrontation, thus the change from red to green. Also, moments after he sits down after the big smile to his brothers, like you said, the smile fades. He looks very sad, starts to walk toward the back of the bar, but sees Jung Hee and decides to go to her. I think he intends to go to the washroom, and now we know that is the place he goes to cry/talk himself out crying.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    sorry, messed up
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    But how does Park Dong Woon know???
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Woke up late with puffy eyes from my ep4 rewatching and crying session late in the night. I didn't cry at all in my live watch until very late in the series run (too busy following the story), but going back to the beginning now, after learning so much more about PDH through all the analyses shared here, makes for a very different watching experience. How my heart breaks for him. The insights shared in the last 24 hours have been deep and amazing and I have a few thoughts about them, but for now, @h2ogirlcan I submit a gif request of the two scenes juxtaposed against each other as described by the bolded words above?
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    I rewatched that scene several times and still it looks like he is dusting it. Dust on the family picture tells me that the marriage has been neglected for too long, and now Dong Hoon is resolved to fix it damnit (wiping the dust off) and put it back on display. As much as he is trying to deny it though, we know his heart is not with his wife anymore (evidenced by his wearing the new slippers), and so it does not take long before he himself comes to grip with the reality that his marriage is not salvageable (the crying scene).
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    You have seen potential love interest sit in the back in other dramas?
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    He drives in the flashback scene, the one where he sees the card key to Yoon Hee and Joon Young's love nest. He drives Joon Young to the hospital from the campsite. I can only think of obvious reasons that he doesn't drive: his wife likes to be in control, so it annoys her to have to change the driver seat back to her setting after he uses the car. This is sometimes how I operate. Hahaha... Also, he is the CEO, so of course his subordinate is the one who drives. You forgot two more, Sang Hoon drives in their fantasy scene. It's Sang Hoon's fantasy to drive a fancy car, after all, so naturally SH drives. Ki Hoon drives the cleaning van while Dong Hoon is in deep thought over his confrontation with Yoon Hee the night before. This one is obviously because the van belongs to the cleaning brothers. Now my question is why did they make Ji An sit in the backseat other than to make her appear like a little child.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Is anyone here interested in helping us build the My Ahjussi fan site? It's coming along nicely, but we could use one or two more hands. https://givemeslippers.wordpress.com/
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    I read someone from DCinside said the exact same thing about this, via Google troll, of course.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Welcome @oldschooler. So happy you decided to share your thoughts, and hats off to you for reading all 255 pages!! Not many have talked about the near suicides, so I am glad you did. I myself have not given them much thought, probably because it is another example of "show and not tell," so it is very very easy to overlook. We could not know the extent of the seriousness of DH's suicidal thoughts until a few episodes later when his wife's betrayal was brought to the open and his words about her giving him a death sentence became literal. That moment not long after he learned of his wife's affair, when he stood beside the Han River, he really was overwhelmed by the thoughts that his wife regarded so little of him, as if telling him he should just die. And die he really wanted to. You were right that it was barely noticeable, but very lethal. Then we saw Ji An running to him, her breaths merging with his ragged ones, as if giving him CPR, resuscitating him without his even knowing it. We can call it telepathy, like @justamom did. I am not sure how exactly, but he did snap out of it. I just know it was not because he was thinking he was not wearing expensive underwear. @justamom, thank you for pointing out that "ae omma" is even less intimate than "Ji Seok omma." I thought the two were the same.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Much has been said about IU and how her real life story mirrors that of her character, ie. being raised by a grandmother, similar name Lee Ji Eun vs. Lee Ji An, poor childhood, etc. However, not many know that Lee Seon Kyun, like his character, also went through his own professional/mid-life crisis a few years ago when he constantly felt "tired, annoyed, and self-conscious" and considered ending his acting career for good. This was when he agreed to lead a team of 15 actor friends in the first part of 2013, in the frigid temperature of Korea's winter, to walk 151 km across the country (Penance Road) in 7 days and 6 nights to "to find their true passions and re-evaluate their lives." https://www.dramafever.com/news/lee-sun-gyun-questions-continuing-his-acting-career/ Lee Sun Gyun Considers Ending His Acting Career by Blog Author on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 0 0 Share on Facebook0 On recent SBS Documentary show The March-A Story of Friends, which aired on the 15th, actor Lee Sun Gyun revealed why he had decided to walk the 151km Penance Road. He opened up about his deep struggles with his profession as an actor. He said, "I'm going to turn 40 soon and I am the head of a family. I've been thinking a lot as an actor. I didn't become an actor because I wanted to make money or reach a certain status but these days I've been getting annoyed, tired, and self-conscious." He also admitted that he's been questioning why he was acting in the first place. Lee Sun Gyun and his friends took a walking journey to find their true passions and re-evaluate their lives. We hope to see Lee Sun Gyun make a healthy comeback and regain his crown as the actor with the most silky voice! Do you think Lee Sun Gyun should continue his acting career? (Source: www.news.nate.com) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am so happy that after that long walk he found his "second spring" in his career so to speak, because the end of 2013 was when he shot A Hard Day, a movie that earned him a Baeksang and restarted his career. After that it's been a steady stream of edgier characters, including his first outing in sageuk (The King's Case Note), as well as a marked departure from romance-focus dramas/movies that so defined his works before 2013. Here's a short interview he gave right before the premiere of My Ajusshi in which again he spoke about how he feels the responsibility of being a married man and a father: Before getting married, I was an outspoken person just like the character "Ki Hoon" in the drama, who does everything he wants without considering or thinking of his family members. However, just like most of the married men in their 40s and the character "Dong Hoon," instead of letting my greed and desire go wild, I pursue a stable home, family, and life. Though Dong Hoon is much purer and innocent than me, we both enjoy drinking alcohol too. So in the end, I think Director Kim Won Seuk did well by casting an actor who is married with kids, and who even went through his own crisis and self-doubt in an industry that is constantly looking for fresh, new, young, pretty faces and talents.
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    [Drama 2018] My Mister 나의 아저씨

    Full OST with all the instrumental music used in the drama:
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