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  1. I swear that I could see the cogs and sprockets in his brain turning as she said how she would be gone for 6 months at a time on the concert tour. Plenty of time to mess with JA and not get caught if they are discreet. How makjang would it be if he had a baby with his wife and his paramour like his father did?!?
  2. The "420 everyday" is slang for "smoking marijuana everyday". Knowing that marujuana use is illegal in Korea made me wonder how that shirt made it past the censors. Marijuana is legal in California--which is where they probably sourced the shirt. Dae Shik seems like the last person I could imagine to get high. He is such a Mama's boy! That makes it even funnier to me.
  3. Hoot of the Day: Dae Shik's bright yellow shirt with the "420 everyday" Logo! Ha! Yeah, that's what we say here in SoCal where it's legal! Dear Wardrobe Coordi, please brush up on your American slang before you get into big, big trouble. I gotta wonder how that made it past the censors since marijuana is illegal in Korea.
  4. As much as I love this drama, I might have to tune out over this Alzheimer's/dementia plot. I couldn't finish "Marry Me Now" because of the cruel direction that drama took toward the end. (Actually, there was a whole lot wrong with that drama. But I digress....) Dino Dad is gonna become a danger to himself and his family. He's gonna flip out at JO because her phone was off while she was working and she didn't pick up. I cringe when he's on screen. CEO better step up and fast. Compass Vet has got himself into a real fine mess with his overbearing, jealous and psychotic new wife. A dirty house and junk food both look mighty appealing next to Psycho Wife installing cameras everywhere. Can you imagine if (Heaven Forbid) she was pregnant and had a child? I've met a couple of these ultra-controlling nutcase moms over my lifetime, and by the time their kid(s) are grown, these women are ready for an institution. Mostly I feel bad for Dong Hyun, who never asked for any of this, but gets the mess dumped on him anyway. I must have looked like I was crazy myself in those long Black Friday lines at the store....I was watching the episode on my phone (with headphones; I'm not that rude!) while the line barely moved, and I cracked up at the overly dramatic Whitney Houston moment with Dal Sook and her husband. This show has it's comical moments, and now that the whole storyline of the husband's ED problem has gone by the wayside, their relationship is so cute and fun. You are right--#squad_goals!
  5. I was mixed up. I thought SW was born first--by only a few months, and that they were very close in age. Let me make sure I have this straight. Please correct me if I am wrong: So Young Kyu married NJ's bio mom, but he wasn't thrilled with her. He ran away and hooked up with SW's bio mom. After he was cut off financially by Grandpa, YK dumped SW's bio mom for NJ's bio mom, but then they died in the car crash. In the chaos, NJ was stolen and ended up with his adoptive mom. As for SW looking older, well that's what being a self-centered evil brat will do--it ages you! All that negativity has to go somewhere... In RL, SW is 2 years older than NJ (AsianWiki)
  6. Normally I would say Na, but since NJ's birth secret has been revealed so early, I am gonna guess Yea. Gotta have that birth secret until the very end, or it wouldn't be a daily drama! Did anyone else notice that SW's hand has undergone a miraculous healing?! In that scene with JA on the park bench, his hand that had a bite mark on it yesterday is looking perfect today and no scar or red mark either! LoL=Lapse of Logic
  7. I had to go back and watch that scene with the better translation you provided--and I agree. "It's over" does not carry the level of smackdown that "You're out!" does. I was starting to worry that SJ was too much of a pushover, and SW was gonna bully her into marrying him. I think that's off my worry list! Still cannot believe JA is sooo stupid to accuse NJ of being a stalker. That will come back to bite her.
  8. It was briefly mentioned in an earlier episode that the 4th member of their band had some kind of accident. I'm wondering how that's gonna play out. I do think the voice teacher/school teacher would be a great matchup for Mi Rae. I love his voice--they really cast this part well. He's too stuffy and needs to lighten up. She needs some order and discipline in her own life. They balance each other well.
  9. Let me state for the record that I will go on a virtual table-flipping spree if Dino Dad has Alzheimers/Dementia and JO ends up taking care of him. At first, I thought the writer was gonna redeem this jerk....but I have already lost hope. He needs to go. HW is just as annoying as his immature wife SY; dude has no backbone that I can discern. As for the CEO being JO's love interest....he needs to get his own mental health issues under control, otherwise JO will go from one mothering situation to another like you said. Compass Vet (because he uses his "D" as a compass) seems to like the thrill of the chase, but not the results. I crack up as he attempts to elude his insanely jealous 2nd wife. She knows he is a cheater, and once a cheater=always a cheater. I have seen this setup repeatedly in RL, and it never ends well. The one character that really grabs me is Dong Hyun. What a shame he was born to such awful parents, and now has a witchy stepmom to boot. He's a terrific young actor; as the mom of grown sons, I can assure you he has all the disaffected teenage boy mannerisms down to a T. I really want to see what the writer does with this character. Only took me 50 episodes to figure out that the first part of the twins names (Il Ran and Yi Ran) translate to "One" and "Two" in Korean! Bwahhahhaaah! I really need to get back to studying...
  10. Ha! Even today, HW said, "I can't believe I married a baby!" Geez. DY wasn't much better in terms of maturity either before he left for "Africa". (So irritating--it's a continent, not a country!) I have no idea where this drama is going, or who will end up with who. SY's mom needs to get her groove back--and have a hot guy have her back at the same time. Perhaps that coffee guy, or the one who brought DY back....
  11. No he had an accident while playing soccer with his friends about 10 years ago. Now he has some sort of "erectile dysfunction" which is the (flimsy) excuse he's using to get out of the false sexual harassment charge. It's also why he hid from his wife's advances in their bedroom a few episodes before.
  12. All three of the women need a rich, intelligent, and hot namja to come into their lives a la "Happy Sisters"! The husband who lost his job looks more like his wife's father than her husband. I gotta wonder what happened to the fourth member of their high school band. Looks like that is a sore subject. And yes, that hunt through the tents was hilarious! How fitting that the dog gave them away. I have to laugh at the men all wearing undershirts/pajamas--guess we won't see too many shirtless scenes here in this drama. Maybe that's for the best, lol. P.S. Do people really camp in urban parks like that for fun in Korea? Do they have designated nights for that?
  13. OK, two episodes watched....so far, so good! Dang, the Vet's wife doesn't mess around! She literally sent him packing! I hope she doesn't take his cheating keister back at the end of the drama! The entitled college-age young man needs a strong dose of reality. Send him packing as well, and let him explore trees and waterfalls on his own dime. Time to grow up, son. Especially now that his dad has lost his job. And WTH--that husband that bailed out on his wife sleeping with him?? What's his problem? Is he nuts? Maybe he doesn't have any, lol.
  14. I want to mention that I thought the actors who portrayed JT, JH, and SY did an exceptional job. SP, MJ, and KH also improved a great deal as the story went along. I hope they get some much-needed rest and will come back with new projects, especially JH and JT. Drama ending downfalls: 1. The fact that Thieving Dad and Greasy Minion couldn't be prosecuted for the worst crimes that they committed. Stealing millions of Won of gold (now worth billions), leaving the grandmother to die (so savage and unnecessary) and trying to adopt out Min Soo should have all been punished. However, the crimes would have been more difficult to prove in a court of law. I hope Greasy Minion was properly punished for framing JT as well. Too bad I didn't get to see a scene of Thieving Dad being sentenced by the judge. 2. Missing Dad--the linchpin of the entire drama was that Missing Dad left NK, took the family to Busan for safety (not a dumb move at all, considering Kaesong was the site of one of the first battles of the Korean war) and then wanted them to come back to Seoul as the war was winding down and he would meet them there after rescuing his sister from Kaesong. Background info: Kaesong is not far from Seoul (58 Km, 36 miles) and is the site of the original Sungkyungkwan educational institute. Finding out in Episode 142 that he probably died before Ep. 4 even started, and that it was a clerical error (!) to have his name on the "Commie List" thus destroying JH's life by blocking his entrance into the Judicial Institute was....such a letdown. Really, writer-nim?? A clerical error?? How awesome would it have been for Missing Dad to make an appearance at the end....'defecting' from the north, perhaps with his sister and other relatives in tow, and clearing his own name and that of his sons? He would be at the wedding(s) of his children, and he could have helped Spineless Mom who seemed depressed/aimless for a while after Greedy Granny died. A showdown between Missing Dad and Thieving Dad could have been an epic scene between two veteran ahjussi actors. I think he would have taken JH "to the woodshed" for what he did to SY. 3. The abduction of Min Soo should have been JH's wake up call to divorce MJ immediately. I was flummoxed that he did not leave her right then and there. Even more perplexing--the abduction was never mentioned again by either party!! WTH! This gives rise to my theory that the writer was asked to extend the drama (probably with very little notice) due to issues with the next drama, and he did a darn good job weaving in this believable story and saving many backsides of other producers/directors/writers. However, the writer messed up when he didn't go back and tweak the script in the episodes after the abduction to have the characters remember it or curse MJ over it....and that was weird. It's as if the story was a thread....that was snipped and patched, and then reattached to the original thread. 4. JH blathering that he felt "responsible" for MJ up until the very end. Uhhh...how about the innocent SY that you took on a "trip", impregnated and then abandoned? Considering he knew the hardship of growing up without a father, for him to do that was amazingly hardhearted and cruel. For her part, MJ finally realized that a one-sided love wasn't gonna benefit her. She was the one who finally ended it and tossed the rings in the pond and told JH to go back to SY. JH should have ended their marriage many episodes before 143. 5. I am probably not qualified to comment on this next subject since I am not Korean, but the farting issues, lice issues and the entire deal with CJ's con artist grandfather were all gross, unnecessary and not funny to this westerner. 6. Way too many precious storytelling minutes were wasted on the singers in the cabaret....singing the same songs over and over. Sigh. @ezacessline90 since you came up with an excellent video for JH, I found one for SP since he won't be with BS--or anyone else for a while. Sorry, it will have to be behind the spoiler:
  15. Now that I've seen the final episode with subtitles, I'm even happier with the ending. Not 100% happy, but considering that my reaction to Kdrama endings typically ranges from "Meh" to displeased all the way to rage/meltdown, I'm at "Okay" status here. Here is what I liked: 1. JH sold Daeguk Construction to a subcontractor the company had worked with on the highway. Known to be an honest company, they kept the Daeguk employees. Good--why should some poor working schlub have to suffer because of Thieving Dad? JH took some of the money and with the employees' agreement (key point IMHO) bought back the boutique, and the house for MJ, her momma, and SP. I was a little miffed he didn't buy them a smaller home, or simply swap homes (would have loved to see SP, MJ and Momma move to Sohyun-dong!) but that's minor. MJ can make a little money from the boutique. JH won't worry about them being on the street--even if that's what they all deserve. Sleeping well at night has a price. SP has Lucky Entertainment back thanks to JH providing the financials--however, all his recording artists have left, so he will be starting from scratch. This looks stupid on the surface, but after I thought about it, it's really smart. Now SP has no reason to go revenge mode on JH. SP will likely use the income to support his aunt and MJ. Also, JH needs more enemies like CJ needs more gas! 2. Greasy Minion is gonna be in prison for a long time. Attempted Murder=10 year sentence, minimum. (my best guess, based on Klawguru.com, my go-to Korean law website.) The fact that he threatened JT again in the presence of the prison guard (what a dummy!) should merit some additional time behind bars! 3. Thieving Dad is really up the creek. His charges=Solicitation of murder, bribery of a public official and embezzlement. Again, I'm going on my best guess here, but he's probably looking at a total of 20 years in jail, minimum. If Thieving Dad is currently 50 (a reasonable guess) he might be imprisoned for the rest of his life. He won't be making any money anytime soon, nor will he be with his family. 4. The cabaret was sold, and JT is the new CEO. This gives JT a start in his new life (without a murder charge in his background) and knowing how smart and savvy he is, he's gonna turn that shabby joint into a high-end dinner theater/club. I can see him owning a string of clubs and restaurants later on. He will need that money because CJ likes children! 5. JH will go back to the Judicial Institute. Excellent idea! He's not cut out to be a businessman. He needs a peaceful and orderly life, which he will have with SY by his side. His difficult life experiences will provide him with compassion, and a better real-world perspective as a judge. He appears to be an involved father and I am sure he will have more children with SY in the future. It will be difficult for her to trust him again, but if he treats her right she will likely forgive him. I always thought these two loved each other, no matter what. 6. MJ 's chances at another marriage are probably slim and none. With her dad in prison, minimal family money, being a divorcee and potentially infertile, she's not gonna be a catch. My feelings: "Cry Me a River"/sarc What I didn't like will be in a separate post.