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  1. @kenrei I hear you - she does all that you mentioned. I guess I was expecting to see a clear switch of character when she assumes the professional role of head curator vis-a-vis when she is a fangirl. It’s not obvious to me just yet. @zenya22 I like that Ryan exudes eccentricity too. I also get that his drink was spiked - just voicing my displeasure that it had to be coffee hehe. I’d be happy to see a confrontation too - should be rather amusing!
  2. Just caught the first two eps of this new drama. It takes its time to tell the story, doesn’t it? I am not sure if my expectations are set too high for this after her Secretary Kim role - I can’t help but feel that the first 2 eps are a little superficial, particularly on the subject of art. (Don’t kill me) I can clearly see fangirling traits in Deok Mi but not much of those of a head curator other than diligence; the duality isn’t too distinct. So, hmmm... Ryan is a sick (pun intended) artist and is troubled by his inability/reluctance to paint again. He has travelled to Korea to see what seems to be the painting that took away his ability. I assume it evokes some sad memory. Also, why is he allergic to my favorite beverage?! Of all the characters, I like Director Eom best cos I can’t stand her. Lolz. She is the epitome of the powerful rich doing without thinking. She’s quite funny though. I hope it delves more into the background of the main characters and talk about art more.
  3. @gladys57 I don’t much fancy the ending either for reasons you mentioned above, particularly the lapse in development between the time they were in the mountain resort and their union 6 mths later. I thought feelings were amply clear for both WQ n ZS save for ego and stubbornness. I can understand her hesitation due to her desire to be treated like an equal cos WQ is indeed controlling and manipulative. So there were issues, gaps to be addressed- I can’t see how they bridged gaps in the end. They used time to brush that off so I found that wanting. But I do like how ZS summarized everything in the end with the kiss. They are both so nice to look at so I forgive! Heh. @pad-hari if you have any good Cdrama recommendations, please do let me in on them too! Would love a good show! :) TIA!
  4. I think the translation of the Chinese title should be Perhaps Love or something along those lines. About is Love ... a very direct translation but so grammatically wrong. With that out of the way, I binge-watched this too! I didn’t skip an episode or fast forwarded any parts - it is a miracle! I love it! I have been burnt many times by Cdramas that are aesthetically very pleasing but have roughly hewn layers of storytelling that despite my liking for the characters, I had to stop midway for fear of losing my senses ranting. Comparatively, this one is a gem. There are some very manufactured moments that made me bend over and cringe like an overcooked prawn but most of it I enjoyed very much. The songs are written to match the story it seems - good prose/thoughts are simply put but yet contemplative and full of hope. Lovely. I like the art aspect of the story too but not much expounding was done other than comparing artistic appreciation vs commercial value. I do however like the focus of the Chinese character “ran” in the pieces of the art genius, using it to express his desire to find his sibling - the meaning behind art is understood/ appreciated by the likeminded. i read that the viewership for this drama has surpassed 10mil? No wonder
  5. This is on my to-watch list too! From pics n bits, it looks like a lot of fun And yay to KJW in the lead role!
  6. Late to the party this time...RL beckoned then. But I caught both Eps today and was delighted with the end! Everyone had their issues sorted out and couples became couples, singles remained, and jealous ones had airtime to vent. Part hilarious, part silly, all loveable. Thanks again for for the company and conversation!
  7. I skipped Ep 12 and went straight to Eps13 and 14. So I skipped the stalker, sat through the breakup and squealed my toes off at the reunion. Hehe...the last scene was fabulous! I was embarrassed watching them when his hands shifted to pull her in - phew, the emotions, the longing, the heat were handsomely expressed. But I wouldn’t mind watching more if not for the limited roll of film. What happened to the panning round in a circle thing and the zooming all over the place? I get that they were trying to do it old school but what a waste of skill if not given time of day. The stories in between were also interesting - showcased Murphy’s Laws so well. Made me pity-admire JR loads, envy the loyalty and friendship among them, and enjoy the fairly quick win at court - the show knew what it was doing with character development. Next week, more please.
  8. Hi! I ‘ve started this one too and came to check the forum - an oddly quiet one. I’m up to ep3 and like it so far. The premise and leads are doing a good job at the moment. Leads are fresh faced and unfamiliar, probably why this place is rather deserted. Heh. One thing about these shows with fantasy elements - they never really explain why the characters get a certain power. Not sure how being involved in a fire can make one read the past/thoughts of another. I am am having fun so far and am glad to see familiar nicks here ps: i had to ask - in Ep1, during the fire, I thought I saw a young KSM ignore the pleas of LA’s family for help. Even when JI’s dad asked him to. Several scenes after, he jumped out of the bldg with little LA in tow. What happened in between? Did I miss something?
  9. Thank you all for the recaps! And the cuts and rxn gifs! Those always make me laugh. You know, however noble an idiot the leads get and put a dampener on the show, I’d rather it be in the middle than at the end cos I am all for HEAs. This one looks like the end will be good. Ya? I’ll pray. I have been burnt too many times. I am looking forward to the trial to find out how the stories intertwine and unfurl. Should be interesting. I am assuming they are going to have one since everyone seems to be going to court on account of Mr Stalker-unhinged. Should JR decide to become a monk, there is still Dan and the mama’s boy.
  10. I like the hedgehog stuffed toy in ep11 so much! Such a cutie. Pretty sure fans will start asking around for it. conversely, the demented stalker needs to be shackled and thrown into a mental ward. That crazy bugger....is actually a good actor. Hiaks!! But what JR uttered right at the end totally erased the disgust I felt not 2 seconds before. Oy, this drama is toying with me.
  11. I haven’t seen the last two eps yet and my heart has already sunken to the bottom of my feet. It started out so good and was quite spectacular in the middle. But it’s always the end in almost every C-dramas i’ve had the pleasure of watching that always seem to pull the blanket from under me. I hear endings are usually affected by the need to please many layers, having many loose ends to tie, limited resources and so is rather easy to get blindsided. These seem true for all dramas...but C-dramas more often than not. i don’t get the vibe that C-dramas are lacking in resources because, just assessing visually, their costumes and sets are ostentatious to say the least. This drama’s writing also seemed to have weaved in the various plots well. Then, panic somehow set in, threw me what I didn’t like and made me unappreciative. Heh. ok, the biluotian is a real piece of BS. But other than the stupidity of a sudden resurrection or magical internal strength being the explanation for the possibility of a reunion/not a reunion, I rather enjoyed this show. Three quarters of it anyway. The lead couple is really awfully cute.
  12. This is where I watch the show behind my cushions. That President looks sinister! there was a scene in an old fashioned tea house with large windows where the two leads were having tea after meeting Dad. So pretty! Anyone knows where in Seoul that is?
  13. What a wonderful end to the well-told drama! Solid story, great characters to root for and it stirred up so many emotions. Everything was wrapped up nicely in a bow and presented with such grace too. I particularly liked the scene between eunuch cho and the clown king in the study when the latter was about to leave after abdication. I was so stung by how poignant it was because that not only reflected the sadness in the separation of trusted friends, it was also about the painful loss of a person who truly understood what it meant to be king. He bore the weight of the crown, bravely overcame the odds stacked against him and achieved greatness. The wisdom, courage, humility and uprightness are qualities hard to come by, what more in one person. And he’s not of royal blood - sort of gave royalty a kick in the behind there. I think the end is akin to enjoying a fantastic home-cooked meal and then sitting down with a fluffy blanket by a fire, warm, snug and satisfied. My Omm moment. So good.
  14. Oh my, where have you been show? I clicked, I watched, I am hooked. I totally love this show! If I had the time, I would marathon this all the way today. Darn I have a class to teach tomorrow. It is full of cliches and has the fake marriage troupe but is oh so entertaining. Such a good looking OTP too...and the scenes they have together simply sizzle. I read a comment about being reminded of Mills & Boons ... I couldn’t agree more. I eyes grew so wide at some of the scenes that were pretty suggestive. Even the subber put in comments that she was embarrassed and can’t type in front of her mom. Lolz. What a find edit: just saw a scene where YZ walked out of the bathroom with a towel around his waist and proceeded to jump into bed, promptly removing his towel. Ooofff. I don’t know about XL but I think the show is trying to kill me....
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