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  1. I completely understand Mandarin. All the 6 episodes I watched so far were all in Mandarin, from a reliable Tdrama site. WHAT do you need to know? I can try fill in the blanks. It was their child - Delulu aborted without telling him ( WW was upstairs as he was yelling this all out). I understand that ZKH was devastated. But in many ways ... imo he's also super cold-blooded cruel himself, while nursing his own inner hurt and vulnerabilities.
  2. Hi all! Following this faithfully on a Taiwan-drama site every Fri since Ep 1, once it uploads on my end. I don't generally watch TDramas, but this one came with such 'addictive' reviews. Disclaimer: I am NO fan of 321 (nor that actor's look) - his too-earnest seriousness, lacking sense of humour ... and 'ingratiating' country hick attitude - so impressed, excited about everything and everyone is quite off-putting. BUT I don't put him in the same category as ZKH's Delulu 'fiance'-gf ZY. Random thoughts on Ep 6: = Sure, the seed of doubt has been planted by devil's advocate ZKH about 321. And yes 321 is as DULL as ditchwater. But to his credit ... he's a stable dude. He's not cheating, it's just he's bloody stingy ... and cannot ever think out of the box in a one-track tunnel. BUT when he has money (ep 6) ... that also changes his anal discipline to their spending habits.. I really do NOT see WHY WW's so peeved he's working very hard in his new job. Wallowing in all that self-pity makes no sense to me. 1) It's a new job. It's a position with more autonomy and $. He IS doing this, so they can afford that new place. So sure she's lonely by herself ... but hey girl, maturity and independence dictates - go do whatever she did before, go out with gfs. Afterall this couple only saw each other on designated days 1-2x a week or something, for sleepovers. I WW's moping and feeling sorry for herself = pretty irritating in Ep 6. 2) I mean .... it's so easy for ZKH to say things about 321 as a CEO, who's made it. He's also very much a workaholic himself putting in all nighters ... so I find it kinda low he's pointing all these things out about 321 to her. It begets the the question: How many OT nights did ZKH himself put in, to get to where he was? And really ... how great a bf was ZKH to his own very delusional gf back then - was he also carrying her (over a cold!) to hospitals? 3) That cold = it's super OTT to go to hospital - correction: carted to hospital ... over a cold + a bad cough fr hell that persistently never goes away for 3 wks. Hands up: How many of us with a cold have gone to work when an urgent project/report is due .... to school, regardless .... or mothered/ran normal household routine with kids in the picture? With NOT even a visit to the doctor, nevermind HOSPITAL!!! Sure, I get it - ZKH gets to play hero, to play caring sweet suitor. Redeem his fairly aggressive psycho stalker image. And the move gives him a chance to have her in his house too. BUT puleeeze, it's just plain illogical ... and was he ever so solicitous to his own crazy loony ZY? And really ... he could have gone to WW's apartment aka his former apartment .... so much drama to get to hospital! And he could have stayed there to look after her all day, all night ... afterall that's what they do in KDramas (and the plot would be a whole lot more convincing, hullo!)
  3. That MIL is trying way too hard - trying to flounce around and throw her weight with her 'presence' but failing miserably. I last saw her in On The Way To Airport, as Lee Sang-yoon's mom ... (and the elected President here as the uncle in On The Way To Airport too) - both being 'traditional' Korean artists types in that drama, keeping to traditional ways, Korean culture and gab. And now in WWW trying to wrap my head around her "try hard to be swag", and not on the same team as Mr Prez (aka Uncle, who was also her side-kick Artisan asst). It's not sitting down well. Ditto that Ga-Gyong snitch who's always togged up in her circus master outfits. While I get that blazers and power-suits will be the next 'in' look for 2019-2020 (BTM wears them too, but styled differently) ... Ms Circus Master in her suits, slicked pony-tail and side smirks is just hilarious. So is "picnic blanket" at the horse races - well, maybe she needed her tablecloth top to match her husband super loud checkered suit? But I guess better these than the frumpy prudish outfits of Han Ji-min's in One Spring Night - someone even commented somewhere: "is she going for the Amish look or something?" Park Morgan = sure so he's Morgan Park in Oz where he grows up. But back in Korean ... shouldn't he be Park Mo-geun instead? I also wondered sometimes if he grew up with adopted parents - as many Korean kids were sent away for adoption - he's definitely maturely insightful and observant. And s'times knows her better than she understands herself.
  4. re: Fish Tank Yes ditto. I see the analogy the same way as you. LOVE their fish tank conversations ... and actually ALL their witty interactions in this drama, and their quick on the uptake, yet thoughtful responses to each other. Mature conversations, which is a nice refreshing change. Btw there's actually a Dating Site called Plenty of Fish or something, where I live. Went into this drama with zilch expectations ... but am so pleasantly surprised. So much so it's now my #1 sought after drama of Something In the Rain) these past couple of wks - esp when time is limited: (One Spring Night has now taken second or no place. Esp since imo it seems kinda role reversal rehash of Something In the Rain). Love: 1) how this couple gives each other space. 2) their mature communication , how much they verbalize and talk through everything with each other. even down to expressing and exposing vulnerabilities (her gabbling non stop on the fishing pier etc) ... how cool is that? And how human too - they try to impress each other 'acting all cool' ... him preening on wakeup, her tidying up her office desk and totally 'posing' when he arrives. So human! 2) as a modern independent self-reliant 2019 woman - I can relate to how much BTM values her own personal space, her lifestyle to do as she please and her down time to enjoy. Yes it's kinda selfish in a way - but she has her own routine, her own life, her own space, stuff she alone enjoys...she values and guards that. To let another person into her already very busy life and world requires a lot of time, compromise and commitment she may not be prepared to sacrifice. Hence the perpetual (yes frustrating ) hot-cold back and forth. BUT ... hey quite relatable understandable ... which is why the realistic back and forth tussle too, between head and heart. 3) BTM is conflicted, confused. Her mind says one thing, her heart is saying another. As a career woman - priority and focus has always been work - thus even his messages get ignored (that's so role-reversal cool. men do this too while gfs and wives wait for those text replies) 4) LDW is already one fish she didn't commit to, back then. But someone who obviously meant something special to her - she was quite stunned to bump into him. She didn't want marriage, he did ... wrong time, wrong place, and perhaps (this was mentioned by LDW) - wrong person (And yet LDW would be chronologically kinda the suitable conventional age as her. and yet she didn't even try to keep the LDW fish in her tank, they broke up. LDW moved on, she moved on. So WHY now PMG, who's unconventionally all of 10 yrs younger? :P) 4) So now here comes this 'unsuitable' 10 yr younger 'distraction' - who persistently keeps popping up in her life, someone who so endearingly gets under her skin, gets her ie on the same channel/reads her and all her thoughts, someone who even plays Tengen at her level ... someone who is supportively there for her. 5) And somehow, someone who just insidiously starts taking a special place in her life, her heart. All THESE, are all against her logical reasoning mindset, and that's why she's so resistent. She needs to fight her logical self. (and we all know how strategically-analytical she can be when it comes to Work matters ) 6) While seriously emotionally-driven impulsive (and thank God for that - hence the fishing pier moments and drive, and the frantic march back to elevator ep #8) .... TM is someone who totally needs to chew on things too. When Park Mo-geun points something out - she dwells on it, and comes back with her feedback ... after Digestion. Me too! And the dude with his gentle demeanour (despite his dv-abusive domestic violence onscreen presence) is such a perfect match for her.
  5. Sorry, jumping in to comment after it's over - been watching all this while - just quiet. Anyways YES on the last episode. = I <3 the Security couple - soooo cute. = Somehow we're supposed to whiplash turn and sympathize with Lee Dong-gun. After watching 'Hyung' sneaking around, sneering et al for maybe all of at least 14 episodes .. somehow he's actually a secret good dude .... hero saviour who sold his soul for a good cause all these years! While I don't need to know details such as whose father was whose, or why/when/who was adopted/or not ... = The car saving was stoopid. And so far-fetched, and no one ... no one at all - not even the security dude, thought to help. Even if it was going to not make much diff - isn't it simply instinctive, to try to do something? They all just froze and WATCHED Superman trying to do the rescue, singlehandedly. And note: the bad guys didn't even take the perfect opportunity to hit back. Esp that vengeful crazed ex-bf dude of the airport employee. Thet were just sainty UNopportunistic bystanders. WOW, just wow. = And after all the DRAMA ..." I might die, my body is rotting ... I prefer to die than to go back to a wheelchair, I'd rather leave you, let's just treasure our time together as passers-by" ... So he can just go off for a year, and simply get mended, just like that?!!? So what the heck was the fuss about?
  6. triplem: Ditto. It's weird to have Wed/Thurs without the Terrius crew to look forward to. I didn't miss Devilish Joy once I switched over to Terrius, but Terrius is one of those warm dramas that leave a tugging void.
  7. Reading the DB community's comments helped allay somewhat my initial disappointment with the ending; on initial real time Ep 6 Recap (thanks V!) + fforward speed-viewing of the uploaded stream with no subs = what, not even another nose kiss to seal the deal? Down to the comments that it was fitting that the couple put on their own Tiffany rings themselves, in keeping with the mutually supportive and never-pushy nature of their relationship, thus far. And it also addressed those viewers who were a tad troubled AR would jump into a relationship after her husband's death. OK, I will buy that. And I second, third the notions that the Spy Fantasy continues with a sequel of spies who fall in love on a mission - resulting in more adorable siblings for the Joon Joon twins and more Bon running around in suits playing Happy Families. Though I'd still wish there'd been more KIS and Joon Joon time with Bon and AR, Bon and AR moments ... as opposed to so much more Shim time in the last 4 episodes. THANKS for all the recaps, the comments and this overall adorable ride folks, until the next captivating magical drama that makes motivates spontaneous conversation again. The lovable kids, the family, Bon and AR in their slow warm supportive relationship, the KIS crew, the NIS couple, the bromances .... I will so miss them - they will all leave a void on Wed-Thurs for me, for a while.
  8. I started reading re-caps and only watching selective bits since last wk. Just read latest Dramamilk recap (THANK YOU! V ) and FF (without subs viewing) to last scene = > first initial reaction, without watching the whole of Ep 16 (or 15) ... disappointment. And they killed off YT?! What this show had really going for it - The Joon Joon twins, the KIS escapades, the bromances ... AND the warm-glow gradual but so organic Romance between Bon and Ae-rin. = it chose to minimize and diminish all these, the last crucial 2 episodes. Instead focusing on its weakest - the Spy stuff: What would have made the last Mojito@Namsan a beautiful ending, instead of a letdown (for me anyways) - the Beach scene with the solitary bench was better ... Ending: They prep for their new 'spy' role as a couple ... and to make it convincing - starting with a tentative couple hug and couple KISS PRACTICE, after that Mojito. One kiss = > not good enough = > progressing to 2 and 3. And then they really get into it spontaneously. That's all in character with their new spy assignments ... and would have given their romance a gentle nudge forward - now THAT, would be very satisfactory writing. And in keeping with the general theme, while keeping fans happy. Writing which while messy esp with spy details, hasn't really disappointed so far, until the last 4 or so episodes. Even the (psychological ) wrap-up of K and Candy deaths that Bon can finally make peace with (and deja vu make amends - ie saving AR), was so satisfactorily dealt with.
  9. Omo ... it's ended?! Just checking in to read ... derailed to Terrius. Will FForward and catch up all the way to this happy finale then.
  10. 1) Nodding along to the snoring comments. 2) SKorea has been/is one of my favorite 1-week stops when holidaying in homeland SE Asia, over the past 20 yrs. Even before Hallyu hit pre 2001. So been there repeatedly countless times (esp Myeongdong, Itaewon, Hongdae and Ewha) but NOT ever gorgeous Jeju. Jeju has been on my must-visit list since All-In ...esp more so after 'On The Way to Airport'! ;P Oh noes ... no blue Maserati for getaways! What a waste, when those racing sunbaes (AR's parents) are around to give tips too! Range Rover PPL sponsored his earlier range. Think he was driving the Land Rover, and Evoque back in Seoul. I guess they haven't found a Quiznos yet on Jeju. And it's so out of character low-maintenance thrifty AR packed so much PPL beauty products for her stay in Jeju
  11. He bought another Range Rover bec he missed the one in his garage stash - already slumming it, he lost the blue luxury car (Maserati?). And along with it - went shopping in North Face for those 4 parkas too. Errr Jeju has The North Face? For collecting seaweed perhaps? Dude's a planner - he already knew a beach trip in windy cold, was in the works with AR and the kids. (I personally wldn't wear my brand new North Face parka for digging at the beach, but that's just me).
  12. Yes that registered with me too. She really WEPT from her heart for Bon of maybe 1 ~ 1.5 yrs (I see her 2 working stints as some months' worth), than her "goose father" of a husband. She seemed more shell-shocked than sad with the sudden demise of Yang Dong-gun in the role of her husband. Then again, her husband and her were 'roommates' more like after 18 yrs. Also that crying later could be pent-up emotions with DOUBLE deaths ... since she couldn't afford to really grieve but had to problem solve quickly with logistics + financial in Death #1. And BON is extra-special to warrant those tears (hey we all know he's special ). He observed, quietly supported and nurtured her as a TEAM mate working TOGETHER with her. They went through many escapades together. He appreciated her, and validated AR's efforts + her big warm heart ... after he paranoidly ascertained she wasn't some spy on their first encounter with the drippy yoghurt milk But some of the hilarious in this show is deliberately or exaggeratedly so, in many ways. Just have to park our brains/logic ... and go with the flow. Like a bench is supposed to be there, on the beach. Or, he had it carried there - just as he found out where she was, and found a student somehow, to go into that cafe. There are no high tides ever in this idyllic scene. too - they just do.not.happen. Kdrama logic! I see high Comfort Level => deep sleep. That scene highlighted the vast disparity in his interrupted PTSD nightmares of life in Poland sleep patterns in his own apt VS how he can let his guard completely down with AR and her family. Completely down to earth exhaustion with the mundane stuff of the island: wearing Ajumma outfits to repair roofs, pick oranges and collect seaweed is hard work. You also do not have to worry about whether they have guns hidden in the seaweed, or snipers lurking amongst the organes or not ... that's complete ease of mind. Hey, it's certainly more manual labour intensive and harder than speeding along on the highway in his snazzy blue car in tailored Suits; maneuvering shake off NIS spies, jumping off bridges and escaping in high explosion scenes. Or deciphering cards at home
  13. I do not often wish for extensions bec they can often go awry even in an enjoyable one. But for this one - I think it would be just fine - so far the suspense, pacing, romance, everything. Even the some of the crazy 'park your brains' spy stunts and intrigue were fine. And I will be so loathe to let AR, Bon and the twins go ... followed by KIS and all the side bromances. So enjoyable an overall drama ... of all the current choices ... this one definitely has first dibs on my heart!
  14. LOL, AGREE 1) Not to mention the physical gratification part - for men esp (not trying to be sexist, just realistic). It's likely they will hitch up again in 5 yrs (yes I had a client who was seeking female companions 1yr after his wife of THIRTY yrs died. They had an amicable relationship. And Ex-BIL married within 3 yrs, after his wife passed away at 39). My widowed mom (attractive for her ag - 64 then) was also approached within a yr by older gentlemen - some looking at her as a companion, some looking at sizeable assets, a couple were even married(!) ... but she said NO very firmly each time: "Been happily married for over 30 yrs, and that's how I will remain - I have only one husband" 2) Psychologically, and even just common sense wise = it makes more sense that IF folks were happily stable in one relationship ... that they'd even want to try replicate those same emotions by taking a RISK in another stranger so soon. Rather, it'd be more logical that they'd want to cling onto that history for a while, and grieve longer/wrap themselves in happy m'ries cocoon ... for that sharedpast/dead person who they shared those happy m'ries with. It's always the very close and happily married companions who feel that sense of HUGE loss, when one partner leaves first. It's like losing your soul-mate, friend, twin in the relationship who did everything, and talked so much with you. Then s'times they even follow suit which is why very loving spouses s'times die one after another within a couple of years. IF couples weren't that close, a relationship wasn't that tightly knitted = it wld be more like the Joon-Joon twins and their (absent) dad. He's NOT that missed. And really neither is that relationship. Sure that same sense of shock/bereavement ... but it wld be much easier to move on. It's only the shared HISTORY that is binding but not the current 'feels' you have with the dead person.
  15. Ditto. Though Where Stars Land is my second favorite of all the current Drama offerings. Third Charm doesn't do it for me anymore, and I just peek into Devilish Joy now and then these days. Terrius has take top priority (esp with its hilarious moments too, along with its really comfortable fluidly natural romance moments. Very nicely put Triplem! )
  16. LOL ... more suits (bec of course sweats, runners and track pants are NOT more comfortable for chases and running around) and blue car? No more hiding guns in flower pots or deciphering cards on the internet?
  17. Hi Cecentre! Agree ... to give dead hubby Yang Dong-geun credit - he at least felt remorseful, and tried to make amends. Alas, that revival of relationship; despite his attempts was not meant to be, whether or not they were even headed for divorce. I'd say Ae-Rin, with or without husband's death, might have already been in a place where she feeling 'Asexual'. With husband's sudden demise - romantically, it was a place she probably just remained, while trying to cope and rally financially so she could immeidately step into the working role of sole family provider. It's pretty organic how the Bon + AR romance is mapping out and growing. Every little step, every interchange shared ... is a gradual step forward. = Bon: fell for her much earlier, attracted first by empathy followed by how genuinely warm AR is - looking after and nurturing everyone else first (including her poor lonely neighbour who only eats bread) and putting herself last, unselfishly. = AR: is just in an asexual, kinda shell-shocked place initially. But I DO see it thawing ... starting with her first significant step at using his gift of handbag (Kings Bag) once she found out it wasn't stolen. Every little interchange - sweet. I am content. Random Comments: The plot is just hilarious. S'times deliberately so imo - the writer is poking fun at how ridiculous some spy moves can be. But fueled by great acting all round, and chemistry ... it all flows despite the gaping holes - for eg: = from creepy hair-standing newbie driver who doesn't check side mirrors or changes lanes at all ... AR is now proficient at driving, after she dives and rescues? = those driving comments about her parents being "Race car drivers on Jeju?" ... Idyllic peaceful Jeju + vroom vroom car racing? With all the quiet winding streets? For real, or some tongue in cheek humour going on there? = whoever Red Shoes is ... she only has THIS one pair of heels? (as practical as a BLUE sports car for Bon. Way to go, so folks can spot that punch of color anywhere, even as while trying to make a speedy getaway.
  18. Hi all! Just jumping in to say - this drama, the top notch acting between the 2 leads, the adorable twins, the KIS vs NIS crew, her nutsville ex boss and his bizarre antics ... the pacing, the humour ... such a warm, and hilariously entertaining captivating combination. So much so Terrius is my top Wed-Thur drama to look out for ... and it really was a hard fight between solid So Ji-sub and Choi Jin-hyuk's delicious gravelly voice. Just jumping in to say - for those who cannot understand how she can fall for him so soon: = empathy (mutual): him for how hassled she was as a home-maker, and later as widow. her for how lonely his existence seemed to be - bread for meals, and his sterile prestine apt. = for a stay-home housewife who's (dead) husband cldn't see/understand her, largely took her for granted (even her miserly thrifty resourceful ways were not appreciated and all he could jump onto was how much she was spending/wasting at a bakery. rather than question how 'out of the norm' it was for her to be spending). All those indicate that communication/connection between them had been dead for a long time. Sit in on enough marriage counselling sessions/legal court cses between couples - you see the same underlying patterns, and finances are also part of it. If that relation ship had dragged on - it might be seperation and eventual divorce. They just 'existed' but were not connected = many couples live like that ... there're little or no feelings left but they're still together, seemingly like a family. Status-quo, for those who stay together for the kids ... or are too afraid to rock the boat (another case in pt was the recent Ji-sung drama which just ended its run). Yes Jung In-sin (beautiful acting!) has some attachment left to dead husband, yes it was a sad mysterious yet connected to NIS end for Yang Dong-geun .... but the couple had drifted apart. There was also resentment, on both sides and that's always kinda toxic. Bon can see her for who she is/what she was doing as a mom, and yet also appreciate that she was intelligent .... and most importantly - he was supportive at the right time. And doing all her could to help her grow. So Ji-sub was a breath of fresh air who actually observed (a very strong trait of his, in all roles plus attention to detail) and validated her feelings. Even before he felt empathy for her ... and then fell for her bec she's such a warm, genuinely nice caring person. (I didn't watch Waikiki despite all the hype but I just might pick up Naked Fireman for Jung In-sun).
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