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[Drama 2018] Miss Hammurabi, 미스 함무라비

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I'm done with Ep9. It's so sad, so so sad. I'm relieved that OR doesn't do anything over the line, in case of Judge Gam. She's so lucky to have BR beside her. You can't tell It's white or black in life, as BR says. Sometimes, it's hard to decide what to do.

Making enemies by saying sharp words... Yeah, BR is right somewhat... Me too, sometimes at work, I don't dare to say all my thoughts, just because I don't want to make war or hurt anyone pride. It's brave of OR, of course, because she's outstanding. I can't do that... Sigh...

I'm touched when BR always thinks of OR. He takes more hard cases. He stops OR and the reason he gives is that OR has mom to take care of, that OR has to survive here... And when he talks about her with his mom, his expression is so touching... He cares and loves her a lot...

About OR styles, I don't think there's anything suspicious about Ara herself. I mean, you see her in Knowing brother and her body there is normal, right? And in the scene they have a date at the end of drama, she's in dress and her body is slim. I think OR in this drama, after her life changed, doesn't care much about her fashion. She's so simple, her hair style, her outfit,... It's understandable because she has a lot of things to worry about. And that's why, Ms. Lee is so surprise that OR uses perfume in ep 8.

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2 hours ago, 12blbl said:

I'm confuse with the hospital scene, i thought at ER you assess the patients first then you can tell which patients more urgent 

That was thought as well but I guess the hospital IBR went to was understaffed. The doctor said they’ve been working long hours.  

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Miss Hammurabi is such an awesome drama because it presents all the realistic cases in society, like sexual  and workplace harassment. I'm glad that it hasn't included society pressure on body shaming, at least for now.  :)

 

Most of the time, the actors' wardrobe are sponsored so it's unlikely that they're given attire to 'hide' whatever people think they're trying to hide. Let's continue with the beautiful discussions on the drama, and if anything else, perhaps a private platform would do for further discussion on pregnancy and weight gain?  :)

 

Both Ara and L are looking great and acting awesomely and the plot is good, for which I'm happy except maybe, the lack of skinship between both of them, which would be a great pity since the writer focuses so much on realistic issues but not the realistic romance between such a great-looking couple who oozes chemistry. While I appreciate the main focus on legal matters, I would seriously love to see much more development in the love relationship between Ba Reun and O Reum.

 

The preview of ep 10 doesn't seem to include much romance either. For me, ep 8 and ep 9 was a great shift - there seemed to be a missing link for me cos I was happy that Ba Reun had broke O Reum's barrier by visiting her mother and the ending was so beautiful with the guitar but there was no follow up in ep 9. Also,  in ep 9, where Ba Reun broke the rules for his sick mum, I had thought there would be follow-up by O Reum to visit his mum in terms of their relationship development but instead, the focus went to all the other court issues.

 

Did I over-anticipate the romance part? Lol...

 

And here's a look at our beautiful OTP and Go Ara without her trench coat.  :)

Definitely not "star-crossed" lovers but "stars-studded" couple...cos they exude lots of bright sparkling stars between them.   :D

 

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@jl08, I think considering that OR basically rejected IBR it will most likely take some time for her head to catch up with any growing feelings she might have for IBR. When he confessed to her she was very surprised because she never regarded him in that way so I guess the best way for the writer to proceed to make it seem realistic is for the little things he does for her start to accumulate, shape and grow her feelings for him.

 

At least with the other couple (judge and stenographer) the interest was always clear in a romantic sense and I guess they’ll be going on a date soon.

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@celebrianna

 

Thanks for sharing your views. I agree with you totally, that Ba Reun is doing things that will shape and grow O Reum's feelings for him, like she put on his perfume and she begins to appreciate that he's doing the difficult cases. She was also grateful to him for visiting her mum.

 

Ep 9 - Ba Reun's heartbreak scene with his mum and breaking the rules for her is awesome.  His taking over the difficult cases for her is admirable and worth loving totally! I give credit to Ara for taking up this role - of being the much-disliked 'bad' guy to expose an anomaly in the system or with someone. O Reum is the catalyst for change. Thank goodness Ba Reun is there to guide her and protect her.

 

I know that the drama is of a legal genre. Just that after all the heavy doses of court matters and social issues, it would be a breath of fresh air for their romance to be showcased as well...but it's written by a judge, not a romantic novelist...so yes, anything else is a bonus.  :D

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3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

That was thought as well but I guess the hospital IBR went to was understaffed. The doctor said they’ve been working long hours.  

 

Well still they didn't even look the patient and told him directly to register is weird.

I thougt there was some kind of protocol or triage in Emergency room even at understaffed Hospital. Well just saying the scene is little bit off. But probably because BR's mother able screaming in pain, so the case belong to non urgent.  

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@12blbl Yes.. I agree with u. The hospital scene is a bit clumsy here. Seems like they tryin to justificate BR by pushing him to do something unethically, albeit in the end BR kneeling to apologize for his foolishness.

 

Overall, the story still the best among other currently airing drama tho, no pun intended.

 

Thus, I enjoyed watching all epi. 1-9 made me feels like watching MisaengXLegallyBlonde hehehe.

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11 hours ago, jma030201 said:

Does anyone know why Go Ara is always wearing a jacket/sweater/coat in this drama? Usually actresses do that when they are pregnant ... does anyone know why she dresses like that in this drama?

 

I think it's her style, as part of her personality. It's so comfy. 

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9 hours ago, simplesim said:

I have to agree on OR's dowdy wardrobe (and dull colors too). I dunno if its planned by the team but its just so unfavorable.

 

Go Ara already have such a round face and the coats' big collars hide her neck making her look "fat" in many angles. Cant blame many critics who say she looks fat in this drama. We are OR fans so we know better and also looks are not everything. The steno dresses so well and Judge Hong looks good in ep8.

Actually, OR’s wardrobe is a metaphor of her character and the issues the drama discusses.The big coats and dark color are about SK society, i.e big = prosperous, and dark = ugly issue.

While SK is a rich country, it also has many ugly social issues that are covered but needed to discuss. Also the the reason OR is wearing coats all the time is that she is a fighter who is ready to fight for whatever she thinks is wrong (in this sense, her coats are her armors).

 

 

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Hello, new to this thread!!

 

I finally managed to catch up with all the episodes after my friend and colleague recommended the drama to me and I love it! It's a pity the drama is not more popular. 

 

The writing is quite thoughtful and the writer asks lots of hard questions. Sometimes the answers to them are not easy to find. I also appreciate that while the drama takes its liberties in the writing, they try to keep it real (like when they flashed the notice that family cases are handled by the Family Court). 

 

I really liked Episode 9 because it reminded both OR and BR that they are humans with feelings and shouldn't be so fast to judge. Both of them are perfect for each other, but not just yet. If they get into a romance now, realistically they will probably have a lot of arguments. When both of them change and move a bit closer towards the core of what they think is justice, then that will probably work. OR needs to understand that justice without mercy is the mother of cruelty and BR needs to understand that justice without compassion is tyranny. 

 

Special mention to Presiding Judge Han!!! I love how he is so grouchy and seemingly jaded after being so long in the system but he is always humble and does his best to understand the parties before him. I was really touched at his speech for the father fighting for custody.  

 

I'm looking forward to the next episode!! :D:D

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@mojobobo

 

Hi there! Glad that you're enjoying the drama. Agree that it should be more popular because it's really an awesome drama. Hope it'll get more viewers in due time. 

 

Ba Reun and O Reum are growing together. They'll find common core values one day to help them in their decision-making. As for their love journey, I've to remind myself that the genre of this drama is a legal one, so even if they've perfect chemistry, I'm not sure if the PD and scriptwriter had intended to give that some screen time and since it's pre-produced, it can't possibly incorporate viewers' opinion, unlike those ongoing production that can consider feedback and make adaptations, if necessary.

 

Judge Han is like a father to the two young judges and his experience will help shape them, especially O Reum who is the whistle-blower most of the time. It's brave of her but she still need to curb her emotions and be objective in times of crisis. I like how both Judge Im and Judge Han are slowly learning to give more considerations to the cases instead of just being logical and dispassionate. Fortunately, there are some comical moments to take the seriousness out of this legal drama. 

 

I really like the three judges and their teamwork, with all their idiosyncrasies that make them so lovable.  :D

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I totally agree with you @mojobobo

Last night, I rewatched ep9. The moment when OR rush in a decision to submit a complaint about Judge Gam, I’m a bit disappointed. They (PDnim) should give her some moments to show her sadness, her dissapointment because she likes Judge Gam and respects him. I know that she’s honest and she wants justice and his action hurts her feeling. But now she’s more matured. And it’s more human if she shows that she cares, and if so, it will match with the last part when she runs out to see him the last time and she apparently is sad and regret.

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3 minutes ago, oceluna0801 said:

I totally agree with you @mojobobo

Last night, I rewatched ep9. The moment when OR rush in a decision to submit a complaint about Judge Gam, I’m a bit disappointed. They (PDnim) should give her some moments to show her sadness, her dissapointment because she likes Judge Gam and respects him. I know that she’s honest and she wants justice and his action hurts her feeling. But now she’s more matured. And it’s more human if she shows that she cares, and if so, it will match with the last part when she runs out to see him the last time and she apparently is sad and regret.

 

Yes!! When the episode first started out I was a bit disappointed because when OR refused to try and see things from BR's pov abt the protesters (despite him telling her he understands where she is coming from), it seemed like she regressed from her earlier growth when she realised her actions hurt Eun Ji and when she started to see things from BR's perspective. The puncher came when she realised that despite getting the justice she was so bent on getting, she feels hurt and upset at PJ Gam being taken away. 

 

I don't think it was wrong for him to be taken away though. Everyone was upset simply because PJ Gam was a nice person and probably also a good judge. It's just that as he said, he is human before he is a judge. To be honest if this was PJ Sung, I doubt people would have felt as sorry for him and as angry against OR. I guess it also shows that even if you are a good person, you can fall but because you have lived an upright life thus far, people will help you get back on your feet. Too many life lessons to learn from this drama!

 

11 minutes ago, jl08 said:

@mojobobo

 

Hi there! Glad that you're enjoying the drama. Agree that it should be more popular because it's really an awesome drama. Hope it'll get more viewers in due time. 

 

Ba Reun and O Reum are growing together. They'll find common core values one day to help them in their decision-making. As for their love journey, I've to remind myself that the genre of this drama is a legal one, so even if they've perfect chemistry, I'm not sure if the PD and scriptwriter had intended to give that some screen time and since it's pre-produced, it can't possibly incorporate viewers' opinion, unlike those ongoing production that can consider feedback and make adaptations, if necessary.

 

Judge Han is like a father to the two young judges and his experience will help shape them, especially O Reum who is the whistle-blower most of the time. It's brave of her but she still need to curb her emotions and be objective in times of crisis. I like how both Judge Im and Judge Han are slowly learning to give more considerations to the cases instead of just being logical and dispassionate. Fortunately, there are some comical moments to take the seriousness out of this legal drama. 

 

I really like the three judges and their teamwork, with all their idiosyncrasies that make them so lovable.  :D

 

I also really like the teamwork. they help balance each other out and it's so funny how PJ Han is like "Judge Park isn't it time for you to say something now?" when she is trying to keep her mouth shut hahaha. 

 

I guess the love scenes here are more realistically portrayed plus grandiose romantic scenes would be too weird for this drama ahahhah. I would rather have more scenes where they slowly connect with each other, understand each other and just be there for each other. BR has been doing a good job so thumbs up to him :D The scene of him with OR's mum was so beautiful. Now it's OR's turn to make an effort. She hasn't realised that she likes/is interested in him...

 

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I know some are disappointed with O Reum's action. I was too, till I realised that core values are very difficult to change and takes time to change and if one of her core values is to protect the weak, her natural instinct takes over but we can see her suffering the consequences of her impulsiveness & righteousness.

 

She must have felt so torn & guilty because she liked that judge. It'll be a painful lesson for sure. Still, we need someone like her to clean up the system...in better ways next time. 

 

Yes, O Reum is probably on her way to realizing her feelings for Ba Reun.  I like how Ba Reun supports her quietly. So cool! :)

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I think that while OR means well, I also think that being too passionate in your own point of view is selfish. While I was fuming about that judge who worked his junior to the point of a miscarriage, I have to admit that when the senior judge for the main team finally had his say I was heartily ashamed of my one-sided perspective because he made some valid points. I was only seeing things through OR’s sense of justice and point of view. Still, if I am honest I am not pleased how that issue was concluded but it was very realistic. I must admit my respect for their senior judge escalated. I think I like him most out of all the judges I have seen in this show. He’s also fair and balanced in the true sense of those words.

 

OR being surprised about the logical conclusion of her complaint against the judge in episode 9 showed me that she might not have thought this through. I thought she was prepared to face the consequences but it seemed she really didn’t realize this was how it would end. 

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6 hours ago, celebrianna said:

I think that while OR means well, I also think that being too passionate in your own point of view is selfish. While I was fuming about that judge who worked his junior to the point of a miscarriage, I have to admit that when the senior judge for the main team finally had his say I was heartily ashamed of my one-sided perspective because he made some valid points. I was only seeing things through OR’s sense of justice and point of view. Still, if I am honest I am not pleased how that issue was concluded but it was very realistic. I must admit my respect for their senior judge escalated. I think I like him most out of all the judges I have seen in this show. He’s also fair and balanced in the true sense of those words.

 

OR being surprised about the logical conclusion of her complaint against the judge in episode 9 showed me that she might not have thought this through. I thought she was prepared to face the consequences but it seemed she really didn’t realize this was how it would end. 

OR isn't only prejudiced in her judgement, she has also a black and white mentality which IBR pointed out. In my opinion, OR's judgement seems to be superficial too. She complained about IBR's indifference, when he ignored her once, whereas IBR has done everything to help her. Sure, she is unaware of his gesture. Yet if she looked a little deeper, she would notice that IBR had taken more cases. She knew that he worked much more than she does. Besides, a few days before, he visited her mother and sang for her. How can she complain that IBR is indifferent, just because he didn't listen to her once? I guess, OR's problem is that she doesn't see people's suffering from middle-class and from higher social class. In her mind, IBR has no struggle at home and had never had a difficult childhood as he doesn't let people see his struggle. OR is blind to that... Since the judge was nice and friendly, has a good position... she didn't think that he would be struggling. From the moment, she saw him trying to influence her, she condemned him as someone corrupt. Let us not forget that she compared bad people to "rotten apples". But like IBR said, her metaphor illustrates that she doesn't make a difference between a person character and an action (wrongdoing). However, nobody is perfect.

 

IBR is actually my favourite character because he always reflects on his mistake hence he decided to find out why the man was so mad at the judges. OR is too rash in her judgement... she doesn't think about the consequences. The irony is that the judge from Gangnam didn't do any justice and wasn't reprimanded as he hadn't been bribed officially... however, he had been influenced by the people around him, while the other judge in a moment of despair accepted the money without thinking about the consequences. 

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@bebebisous33  excellent post. I feel that you are right on point about OR and IBR too. I must congratulate this show for making me search my own feelings and thoughts about these kinds of issues as well and forcing me to see both points of view. I also appreciate it even when a ruling is made that does not agree with my emotional point of view. Very good show.

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