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[Current Drama 2018-2019] Empress Dignity / The Last Empress, 황후의 품격 - Wed & Thu @ 22:00 KST

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In my opinion, I don’t understand the complaints about sex scenes?!? They are relatively light (more suggestive than anything; let’s be real this is PG compared to R) and depict the relationship between two villains that is base on lust (power and sex — actually power-feeding dynamic - where they think the other can help in the power grab). If their relationship was shown through other kinds of scenes, it would be a different Emperor or Yura.

 

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I want to smack the grown, alcoholic Princess but I guess I can sympathize if I grew up in such a dysfunctional royal family lol. This brings me to question how is the Grandma Queen the only sane royal family member currently living in the palace lol. Ah ha I knew the nanny was not a normal person!! Interesting and unexpected! Can’t wait until next week when finally Sunny wakes up! Yes, JNR seriously has chemistry with all her leads.

 

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I am definitely here for CJH :D

 

Yeah, I won't even call it sex scenes, it's more like bed scenes. And if we really count the minutes, it's nothing compare to the action fighting scenes, which I must say is very well done!! I actually enjoyed the anime part, very surprised by it, but very entertained as well.

 

I am thinking that LH is really falling for MYR? Ever since she was "willing" to die for him....

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2 hours ago, at2005 said:

Korean drama wise, Empress Dignity is the only one I am watching right now. Any recommendations?

 

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you should watch sky castle on jbtc.. so good! it has desperate housewives kinda vibe to it.. 

 

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Hmmm wow...a lot of u guys came here for CJH ...i would never come here for a guy whose boobs are bigger than mine ;)

Anyway, so now someone slipped letting us know the little princess Ari is not the sister's kid but the emperor's kid wth the nanny..was the emperor involved in this from the beginning? Or was he drunk/drugged so he could produce without knowing he created a human life? Could it be that his late wife found out the crazy scheme and got killed to keep silent? They were so in love that she would kill herself (due to depression) after finding out he slept with someone else? Another possibility is that they got into an argument and in a heeated moment, he accidentally killed her??? And his mother used this to control him all along? Dang so many theories..

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His slight smile when tending Sunny who was claiming she cried because of the hurt ankle... :wub:

He knows that is not the real reason she cried, but he didn't call her out and was agreeing instead...

 

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And I love Sunny's date with Grandmama.... :)

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I think that Yura was responsible for the first wife's death. She probably manipulated the emperor into thinking that the wife had an affair with the bodyguard, the one who disappeared in episode 1, when the brother tried to kill the emperor.  Maybe she had the nanny sleep with the emperor after he fell into a drunken stupor after finding out that the wife was having an affair, fake of course. Maybe she killed the wife and made it appear like the emperor killed her.

 

If Wang Shik overeats, the abs will slip down to his tummy and become tummy flabs. They are very flexible and their position depends on how much food he has consumed.

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26 minutes ago, ktcjdrama said:

His slight smile when tending Sunny was claiming she cried because of the hurt ankle... :wub:

He knows that is not the real reason she cried, but he didn't call her out and was agreeing instead...

 

And I love Sunny's date with Grandmama.... :)

 

I liked his smile as well. But to me his smile was suggesting that he understood completely and perhaps better than anyone else exactly why and how much she is hurting. In a way, he is seeing her go through much of the same heart ache of being betrayed by someone you love. Which is why he covered her eyes in the end, he was telling her to stop looking and hurting herself with what she was seeing. But It was very symbolic that her bracelet broke...she had mentioned earlier on it was supposed to be a charm for growing their love. But it shattering symbolized that hope and potential was gone...and since the pieces are most likely gone for good, so she too will not be going back to that love. It had literally been destroyed. 

 

@at2005

As for dramas to recommend...

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Since you have mentioned you like mystery crime...here are a few that I have found to be good.

  • Hello Monster/ I remember you
  • Mad Dog
  • Who are you?
  • Gap Dong
  • Queen of Mystery ( a little more light hearted)
  • Circle
  • Liar game
  • The vampire detective

Since you are enjoying TLE (The Last Empress) here are a few good somewhat similar crazy dramas to check out as well:

  • Secret/ Secret love
  • Missing You
  • Innocent man
  • Birth of a Beauty (This has a lot of Comedy and is hilarious)
  • Baker King  Kim Tak Goo
  • That winter the wind blows
  • Mask

None of theses dramas can be labeled as  romantic comedies...though Birth of a Beauty does have its moments. Hopefully there is something that you like.

 

 

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I noticed in the previous episode, during the car chase scene and the fight between MPJ & CWB, felt like I was watching an action movie. The background music is hella intense.

 

It's surprising that although this drama has 24 episodes, the storyline are moving quite fast. Revelations are made quite early  and I think that's why people are drawn to it.

 

CJH & JNR has amazing chemistry. Please writers, make full use of this!

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38 minutes ago, ChewyChocolate said:

I think that Yura was responsible for the first wife's death. She probably manipulated the emperor into thinking that the wife had an affair with the bodyguard, the one who disappeared in episode 1, when the brother tried to kill the emperor.  Maybe she had the nanny sleep with the emperor after he fell into a drunken stupor after finding out that the wife was having an affair, fake of course. Maybe she killed the wife and made it appear like the emperor killed her.

Wife died 7 years ago. YR only came to work in the palace 5 years ago. So my guess is not her, but Empress Dowager's doing. The same goes for nanny sleeping with LH, I think it's also Empress Dowager's plan. Maybe LH fell into depression after wife's death, and ED had the nanny pretend to be the wife in his drunken stupor... Something like that...

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3 hours ago, gm4queen said:

Wow! It looks like all the others are here for Choi Jin Hyuk, except me! I am not interested in Choi Jin Hyuk! I am only here for Jang Na Ra! :wub: But not happy with her taste this time, yet I have to digest it!!!

 

WOW!!! her facial expressions are DAEBAK!!! :wub::heart::love:

 

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Me too!!i'm here coz of Jang Nara..like her since her debut :wub: & yes her expression never failed me..i'm tearing watching this scene :tears:

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3 hours ago, at2005 said:

 

Hmmm wow...a lot of u guys came here for CJH ...i would never come here for a guy whose boobs are bigger than mine ;)

 

Hahahaha..... It seems that all are here (except me) b'cause of Choi Jin Hyuk!! Yeah, it's good that at least he can get some attention here! And if he wasn't got casted, then no one will watch this!! :sweat_smile:

 

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Everyone here says that "I am here for Choi Jin Hyuk!!" :D So it clearly indicates that the series is itself a trash without him & all are forcing themselves to watch this!!! :sweatingbullets: Why did Jang Na Ra pick this up..??!! I am so sad for her! :wub:

 

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41 minutes ago, gm4queen said:

 

Hahahaha..... It seems that all are here (except me) b'cause of Choi Jin Hyuk!! Yeah, it's good that at least he can get some attention here! And if he wasn't got casted, then no one will watch this!! :sweat_smile:

 

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Everyone here says that "I am here for Choi Jin Hyuk!!" :D So it clearly indicates that the series is itself a trash without him & all are forcing themselves to watch this!!! :sweatingbullets: Why did Jang Na Ra pick this up..??!! I am so sad for her! :wub:

 

 

I was interested in this drama because of Jang Nara in the first place. I’m her fan (isn’t it obvious, she’s on my thumbnail) :lol: And I like this drama and I’m glad she did it. I won’t rely on pure k-netz comments because a lot of the viewers are probably ahjummas who don’t care about the cast but plainly enjoy the makjang-ness of this drama.

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19 hours ago, nakatsubebe said:

 

Grandma is still alive. Don't worry :D but I don't know how and when she's gonna die. 

They always make the last scene epic and it is epic tonight. I love that scene.

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Oh Sunny now have seen with her own eyes the infidelity of min yura and lee hyuk. She is deeply hurt and Woo bin is with her who is also hurting seeing yura and lee hyuk kiss. Woo bin knows how much it hurts for Sunny and he covers her eyes to stop her from seeing them kiss and possibly stop her hurt.

The next episode looks like it's building up more. 

 

But at least, there is one evil person out and it's Ma Pil Joo. 

And they tried to kill "Na Wang Shik" who they don't know has seven lives. :lol:

Sooo happy that the palace gangster had been killed. Yeay!

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I love every scene between Sunny and our handsome bodyguard. :wub:

Even, his silence is sexy.

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kekekek... am so loving that still @tianaa ! wish I could put it as my DP but it says image is not accepted. :(

 

thanks @ktcjdrama; here, another post of mine @at2005 which gives you little more why I enjoy makjang.

 

7 hours ago, gm4queen said:

Anyway, for those who are enjoying this show, what are you guys so addicted to..?! I am speechless! :crazy:

kekekek... the crazyness of makjang is that it works because the emotions are real even if the scenarios are over the top. so what do I mean by that? well, if you have ever been back stabbed and felt the need for justice, you can feel wang shik's pain that he lost his mom in such a cruel way. have you ever made a fool of yourself over a crush where the person didn't know you exist or even care? then you can feel sunny's humiliation and pain... makjang doesn't mince from real life that good people get taken for a ride and one needs to be shrewd. a fun aspect of makjang is that you have no idea what twist will pop up that is going to make you laugh.

 

if you are a first time viewer to makjang, it can be very confusing and feel all over the place. however, makjang viewers generally have seen it all attitude and have experienced life. so if you watch makjang with your mom like @Matilda_Anne, you will get lots of hilarious comments as well as random real life anecdotes of how someone got cheated, how this happened in this family etc. makjang is basically about having a laugh without it being too serious but at the same time, having some real emotions that ground the story. it is great to not think and just watch a drama sometimes. a good comparison is one that naver commentator made -- it is lot like instant noodles. no one is looking for gourmet or healthy food when you are craving instant noodles.

 

and I get if you are not enjoying the drama as there are lots of dramas that people love that I don't even bother to see or drop as I am bored. we all have different tastes. however, will say this - it takes skill to shine in makjang, to make the outlandish believable and all the actors here are certainly doing that. :)

 

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Hahahaha @Lmangla - You may be right about makjang!! But the problem is that I am not taking this too seriously as you guys do, b'cause this is only a fiction in the writer's mind!!! Now that the majority of the viewers are enjoying this ride, don't mind my opinion!!! :wub:

 

SO ENJOY, GUYS!!! AND HAVE A NICE DAY/WEEKEND!!!

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@Lmangla

 

true! i grew up watching a lot of telenovelas and soap operas with my mom.. i really disliked them but i like watching tv with my mom coz she will make funny comments and we would laugh together.. it was really a good memory now that im all grown up.. even now she will wait for me to come home every weekend so she can watch dramas with me (she even made me promise not to watch the new ep of the last empress without her hahaha sorry mom i lie to you).. 

 

@gm4queen it’s alright not to like this drama.. it really is not for everyone.. as for jang nara, i cant say why she choose to do this project.. maybe she wants to challenge herself. afterall, we still dont know what her character will turn into after this.. :rolleyes:

 

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:D Because I have nothing better to do, I went to watch the first episode when the body was found. I discovered that the English subs only translate the things that the reporters said, but not the words on the news screen. So here they are, translated from the Chinese subs:

 

- After receiving an anonymous tip, a pregnant dry corpse in Imperial Palace was discovered

- DNA test conducted to find the identity revealed that it is a female in her 20s-30s

- DNA test is being conducted to find the identity of dry corpse in Ehwa Garden

- The dry corpse and item found are believed to be related to the Imperial family

- Dry corpse discovered in Ehwa Garden is speculated to be pregnant with twins at time of death.

- The Prosecutor Office is going to break the principle/rule of no searching of Imperial Palace to conduct investigation

 

And I checked the stages of decomposition, a dead body dries up between 50-365 days, depending on how much the body of the species is covered with hair.

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