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  1. I have a confession to make .. I have severe SLS syndrome!! This is the first time ever that I root for the female lead and the second male lead. I had watched few dramas about divorced couples or about to divorce couples. All had very nice second male leads as in usual K drama land. But I had never fall for the second male lead what so ever except for this time. I am rooting for NG with JJ. It is not because NG is so very nice looking OR elegance as to what JJ thinks to herself (in one of the episode that I could not remember which one). But because of the way he is. The way he looks at her. NG is observance and have a kind heart (e.g. the time he quietly drove JJ back home as she thought he is one of the taxi, he followed her to make sure she arrived home safely, etc.). I am an ajumma, myself, and have been married for longer that JJ and BD (feel very old now .. haaaa..). I know full well that married couple, at some point of time along the marriage life, may hate each other due to stress from economic difficulties and physical tiredness that they encountered during the long years. What can get them through is the foundation of their love before the marriage. As for BD, I found him falling in love with JJ more to the fact of her physical attraction/her look back then. They were having fun, flirty and bubbly time together (the way the young people do enjoy their time.. sorry I don’t know exact wording to describe what I want to say!). So one day, when he see/think that she is not as pretty, he lost his fondness of her. And after some struggling in life, he does not care about her as much (or does not care to look at her at all). He looks down on her and speak harshly (rude) to her. And once that verbal war started, it will not stop. The marriage will soon be going down the drain. However, as for NG, I found him slowly but steady falling (hard) in love with JJ because of who and how she is. NG seems to be a mature person. He seems to be a person who observe and also think/review about what he has seen. He quietly observe JJ (and probably BD, too). He support her and look after her, again, quietly. This is the way that the man/boy will learn who the girl (JJ) really like. He will learn to understand her. Understanding in one good foundation of relationship though. I also got a feeling that the type of person that NG is, he can communicate better with JJ. These are the reason that I really want JJ to end up with NG while having BD learns his lesson to grow up to be better BD for his future wife. But again, it is up to the writer whether she/he will show any other back stories of all of them that can make my view changed. By the way, the way NG looks and stares at JJ …. myyyyyy goshhhhhh … I die !!!!
  2. Just got a funny idea. I don't know whether you have ever watch short drama call Baeky's Back or not. Coach nim was lead actor on that drama. He was black belt taekwondo. The lead actress was named Baek Hee (or BaekHui) same as Madam Kwang Baek Hee of Namil villa. Here I am going about my funny idea...what if.. DM was actually a son of coach nim and lady owner of Namil villa from one night stand? No one know because the lady have kept it secret. AR and DM father might also liked her when they were young and somehow believed that she got pregnant from one of them. .. like the story of Becky's Back. If it is coach nim.. the story can be fold in 3 episodes, dont you think? If it is either dad(s), complication will be too much to be resolved in only the remaining episodes. That is just my opinion. Let us see what hint/clue they will give us tomorrow. Whether they will just tell us so that the last two episodes can focus on DM fight and AR career and their happy ending love story. I am off to bed now. Goodnight!
  3. @lc85 .. really love your comment on JM and SH, “And SH - get a clue. The main problem is not YJ - it is you. Fixing you is the most difficult road to take and the most painful. But not as painful as losing pieces of yourself as you pretend to lay blame on YJ and deny JMs unacceptable behavior”. Since last night I was thinking back and forth (I am quite absorbed on the character, la) what if I were SH. What will I do? Just to break up with JM already? Naaah… that should not be. The writer/SH will not going the path that easily. As the name of the drama is Fight my way / Fight for my way. The story is about the 3 childhood friends (and one high school friend, probably) who fight their own ways for what they truly want, if I to interpret from the name of the drama. So, I believe that SH (her name pronounce sort of like ‘sorry’, by the way) will not give up her relationship with JM. She seems to be one of the fighter, too. However, I am waiting to see how she will resolve the obstacle/problems of her relationship with JM. How will she return to be her own self? How she will kick JM a-ss for him to realize her worth? How will she kick that SH 2.0 out of the picture? That will be interesting to see (apart from my cute DM and AR). There are only a bit over half way through the story. So there are plenty of space for the friends to fight for their ways. It will be rough ride for them & it will be hard for me to wait for Monday each week. My only hope is for the writer to keep up the good works. Please don’t fall short at the last episode as happened in some dramas!!! By the way, thank you a whole bunch for all recappers and translators for this drama .. Sarang hae!!!
  4. @stroppyse @deadorblack Thank you for your thoughts. I really enjoy reading your comments. However .. I have been trying to figure out the action of little DM and the bunny thing since last night. It does not make sense to me that he chose to give more candies to uglier one (young AR). If so, it means that he has been taking care of AR out of pity or just pure friendship (sorry.. cannot think of the right wording to describe now) which is contrast to what it has been showing from earlier episodes. DM's action, to me, seems to go toward his fondness/like of AR. He, too, may suppress his feeling for her due to fear of loosing their friendship and/or fear of being rejected. What if the little DM just decided to give his candies to the one he likes rather than to the uglier one? What if he think AR is prettier since then but still decided to give her more candies? Pali.. writer nim.. let me have the answer .. quick..quick. Why tomorrow is not Monday!? ... Wae???
  5. Coming to say goodbye to you, all. Finally, Ms. Perfect had come to an end. Even though it had ended, I don’t know why I do not feel the closure as I supposed to. I feel a bit uneasy at the ending or so to say I feel out since ep.19. I feel like I want to shout to all those drama writers. I want to tell them to please stick and stay true to the characters you created. Please plan in advance what you want to convey in each episode. Please don’t just go slow pace from the start then to rush and fall out of your horse at the end. (I was haunted once from KBS Shrk (don’t know if I am allow to mentioned name of other drama here. So I just left out some alphabet there). I don’t want any more of such kind of ending. Apart from un-clarified plot, what I upset the most is JB screaming hell out of her nightmare(s). I can understand that she might get some paranoid. But screaming night in and night out, it is out of her character. She has been calm and strong to face head-on on whatever coming into her life. (I don’t mind a person has nightmare. But JB, screaming hell … my goodness, I pity her children. Will they get any sound sleep?) This is so unlike JB who we have seen from the first episode. JH.. I do not pity him. He is a poor, greedy, immature man on earth. I don’t like the most when he called to tell JB that she is his first and last love… liar!! EH.. this character keeps me wondering how different is crazy/mad/and psycho. She seems to be very intelligent and know what she is doing. By the way, the actress who portrayed EH did excellence job being EH though. BG … my poor BG.. I personally really like this character. He is intelligence, warm, loving and caring even though trying to cover up with funky outlook. (I even want to have one for myself… ha). And even at the end, the love story between JB and him is still vague. What about detergent and toilet paper? What is the meaning of that? Is JB getting JH back??? Lastly, Che-ri is my hero. She is the best in this drama !!
  6. I have had a thought in my mind since long ago that this drama might have someone (EH) ended up dead to have the story closure. Now, after seeing the preview for ep. 19 EH comes out of hospital, I strongly believe that dead is the final solution/closure for EH's ploy. I suspect that JH will bring EH to dead with himself, somehow. If it is not this way, I really can see how the writer will finish off the story. There is one thing I beg you for, writer-nim. Please let BG being with JB. He is the most understanding, soft heard, and trustworthy person in K-dramaland I have ever seen.
  7. Did Nami actually die? What did BG talked with JB after he hold her hands in front of JH? Any kind soul please tell me!!
  8. @Gwinna .. Just to let you know that I still watch this drama. However, I haven' got a chance to watch ep.15 yet. I cannot tell that I will like the ep. or not. But I can say that I like JB charactor. It isvery difficult to find a woman like her or any heroine in any other dramas like her.
  9. Waiting for tonight! .. (why is it very quiet here?) Anyone, do you think Bong-goo was bought by EunHee from the beginning? .. ( I am getting paranoid from waiting la)
  10. I think the same @ktcjdrama .. I think JH will tell JB off his business with EH As for JH .. I still doubt whether he purely wants wealth and power for himself or he wants to protect his family and get revenge on EH at the end. But I don't care much now. My heart is with BG-ah ...my poor puppy .. I want him and JB to be together !! ..
  11. My poor Bong-goo! It's time for Seung Joon to shine in this drama. He was good in this episode, 14. My heart ache for him. So he does like JB and she seems to have feeling for him too. Did my eyes see it right?
  12. As the Hwarang came to its closure, I would like to express my lot of thanks to all of you who kindly provided the recap(s) here for your generosity and hard works. I had enjoyed the ride along the story. The ending is the happy one for me (I personally love to have happy ending for any drama I watch as I watch drama to entertain my soul). I think the story is not bad even though not very good due to unresolved issues. It sticks to the original story which is Hwarang ‘the beginning’. The beginning is not the end therefore there are conflict issues where people have to stumble upon to learn to resolve, to learn to adjust, and to learn to do better to have the best ending they can possibly get. As SW said, he and SMJ have different paths to take. The drama showed me that. It also showed that with their friendship, they can use their differences to help each other. SMJ and SW grew to be friends and grew to trust each other. Their teamwork will pave the way to better Silla. (By the way, no king can rule the country by himself, right? For every successful person, there is always very good and capable persons/team behind, right?). I have not seen that SMJ is weak. Through the story, he has learned to grow from one who was pampered to be a man and to be a good king in the future. SW has also learned to understand the world, to trust others, and to be a mature and wise man. Even the chief of Hwarang house (never be able to remember his name as I hate biased teacher .. heee), he also learned and accepted SW at the end. In conclusion, I have no regret watching this drama. It entertained me. I also enjoy coming here. See you again in our next drama. Thank you so much, everyone !!
  13. Just for the sake of difference opinion on ‘SW’s actions were only to safe RO’. Even though it may be true in some extent (because I believe, as SW character, if the Baekje CP keeps killing more people, SW will step up anyway no matter there is RO in the group or not. RO is just an ignition for him to act faster (actually, I find him thinks and acts rather fast from the beginning or other words which I used before, he is rather a dare devil type of person). SW has never thought that he will rule to country. He has never considered himself as king or anything other than human. Peasant (him) is human same as sacred bone, true bone, and other type of bones. Why peasants have to be discriminated and treated so low. The reason he wants to go out of the village to the city was showed as a sign that his instinct would like to have the peasants (him) be treated the same as others bone ranks. My point is that SW as well as SMJ would like to have better nation. But SW, then, does not have any tools or any power to do so. He therefore acts rather like a rebellious young man. While SMJ, he knows all along that he is the king. He dreams to make the nation better (which is very good intention). I cheer for him to rule Silla and be a great king as in the history. However, at this point that Hwarang drama almost gets to final episodes, I see only SW who had thought and acted while SMJ more or less kept thinking and thinking until lately that he started to take some more actions (not to mentioned the actions of his concerning RO, that were fast too as in the earlier/beginning ep.) I hope to see him think/calculate and move fast and efficiently to get to his throne to do good for his nation. I, for one, do not want SW to be the king! I would prefer him to have better, happy, and peaceful life with RO rather than being caught in political and war. By the way, RO is not dying …. Right????
  14. If we don’t love someone too much or much more than we love the other one, story-wise, I think the writer do the good job in distribute the plots to both SMJ and SW. In one episode, it was pour toward SMJ. Then another episode, more was pour toward SW. I find it is just as the two are the lead roles in this drama. I also find it a little uneasy reading comment why SMJ/PHS got so little screen time or little or unimportant storyline in some episodes. I really like the way @hazeljrr_c922 wrote about SMJ and SW: “One is rough around the edges by nature, uncouth, having been brought up the way he was, with no name and unknown parents, in a place where life was harsh and survival was the name of the game. Hwarang brought out that innate leadership. The other is refined, rich, educated, trained and overprotected to the point of being hidden incognito; with a mother putting him down, he has an issue with confidence, and fear instilled, that the king could be killed even before his reign. They are polar opposites, in a sense. Their similarities: without a name and assuming the identity of his dead friend gave MM/SW an entitlement that enabled him to be in Hwarang. Without a known face and assuming the name Jidwi, allowed him freedom to join Hwarang. All set ups --joining hwarang, the characteristics and complexity of the people surrounding them, everything that was good or bad, rich or poor, friend or foe, the politics, the statement of the king being within hwarang, seeing the blood of a friend, comrade, and common people, are a learning process, developing the future king to be the Great Jinheung, and the other, hopefully be a great warrior for and ally of the king. The two of them do make a formidable team when they work together.” For PHS, I impressed the most at how he expressed his emotion (his eyes) after the time he threw his sword to the target which he already hit with all his arrows. That one was the best for me. However, I have my bias too. I kind of like the character of SW, brave, bold, blunt, strong will, and dare devil type J with a soft warm heard. I feel pity for him as he has been living lowly and difficulty since very young. Particularly in episode 15-16, my heart break for him watching the Chief/teacher (sorry forgot his name) looking at him once he heard Chang CP called him Kind Jinheung. And many other times, the look he gave SW seem so ‘dislike’. Why? He is one of your students and also a good one, too. I can understand that he knows who is the King and he supports the King. But treat and guide the other student, especially SW well, too. Be a good and fair school principal, will you, please?? By the way, is tomorrow Monday??? J J I am hooked on this drama waiting to know how this many tangling things will be revealed. Particularly, who is SW? Why Aro’s father looks so … (don ‘t know what word to describe his facial expression).. concern, uneasy, probably? The princess, why she said in preview that Aro is so greedy (hope I am wrong here). Is she a good person? Ban-ryu, is he really turn bad? Who is Yeo-wool? Ahhh… too many days of waiting !!! (long post... sorry!)
  15. (This is just my comment on Hwarang with my limit ability in English) I have been quietly following this thread (and have been so very much thankful for those who kindly did the recaps!). To me, Hwarang is not the best drama. It has many lacking (same as many other K-dramas I have seen for the past years). But still, I enjoy watching it (or probably I am a curiosity cat who keeps wondering what will happen to all those Hwarang boys next). I found that there are strong supporters for SMJ (or I would say PHS who looks and acts very well as SMJ not SMJ himself). I also think that PHS looks really good (even pretty) in this drama. His acting is getting better and better. PSJ is not at his best look (or act sometimes) in this drama. However, I think all actors are doing their parts well. They, probably, are expected to portray such character that way (particularly Go Ara). Right now, I am just looking forward to know what behind SW birth secret, how they will kick and kill that old man step dad of BR, when will SMJ realized that SW friend who was killed by the Queen’s guard is actually Aro’s real brother, whether the Queen is truly bad mother, etc. I don’t care whether the story is according to Korean history or half history half fiction. I just consider it as solely a drama/story. I also like the writer. I think he/she is good. At least he/she is good at keeping me curious to until ep. 15 already .. ha..ha So whatever the comments are, whatever the ratings are … Bring it on, Hwarang!