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  1. So I am waiting till the series end before watching as this type of genre is too difficult for me to watch without knowing the ending before hand. Lol So I am reading everyone's recaps and little blurbs until then.

    But despite that, I am enjoying how DS is becoming the boss that everyone follows...even his own boss! Even though DS is clearly a naturally timid pathetic guy, he clearly has had an untapped strength till now. I just hope that he keeps it even after he finds out he really isn't a killer at all. 

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  2. I loved the episodes at well this week. It was hilarious to watch how DS thinks he is such a tough guy because of the diary and certain situations and yet it is very clear to us as the views that he is not at the same level as the real psycho. So far he has only scared people through psychological means, he has yet to actually hurt someone. And everything he has done was based on some movie he as seen or what he read in the diary. He has never done anything he had thought up on his own.

    But I am worried that he will go too far and/or the police will mistake him for the killer, when he is not at all and the killer will get away.

    But it is looking like the real killing is starting to take an interest in DS, and may actually come to like him because he is using the diary as a guide for his behavior, which will make the killer feel close to him. 

    Please BK, use that brain of yours to find the real killer first. Don't let DS take the fall for the real killer!!!

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  3. It is funny how ND and DJ keep sleeping with each other. But at the same time I am not surprised DJ keeps allowing it as she has mentioned that while it was uncomfortable for her in the beginning, she realized that she was able to sleep better with him at her side. He helps keep her nightmares and demons at bay. Which is why she suggested the same thing to the king. 

    ND on the other hand, really has no boundaries, particularly since he has realized he loves DJ. He went 180 from being all "men and women should not breath the same air" prissy to supper clingy and cuddly. But DJ needs that clingyness in her life with how suicidal she has been with her revenge mission. I think it is significant that she wants to die for her mother, but then here comes ND and becomes her new mother. In a way, you could say he is filling the void the loss of her mother created in her heart. 

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  4. I know that perhaps ND's little stunt with YM was perhaps not the best move, but I did think that it was good in that it did demonstrate that ND is a worthy opponent. Since ND started on this journey, how many times has he fooled or pulled on over on YM?

    If you think about their interaction in the widow's village, YM was completely fooled that ND was a woman. And that was literally right under his nose and YM is supposed to be well informed and yet he had no idea that his own cousin was spying.

    Plus ND kept stealing all of his treats for DJ as well as disrupt their time together, not to mention how his little make out session with ND REALLY through him for a loop. :D 

    Then while YM is still looking for DJ, ND finds her instead (yes, I know that ND and DJ have OTP fate, but still, he found her first)and is inadvertently hiding her from him. And lastly, while he knew of ND little scheme, that kind of blew up in YM's face in that HE gets kidnapped instead and nearly killed...and he really couldn't do anything to stop it. If his bodyguard hadn't shown up, he would have been D.E.A.D. ! 

    So I have a feeling that ND is going to continue to throw YM for a loop and surprise him in ways that he does not plan for.

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  5. I got to say, I really like the screenwriters right now. They only had Haru and DO's separation for only two episodes, which I think was the perfect length to build some tension, but not drag it on till the end. It makes me excited to see what will happen next.

    Too many times, I will watch a drama and they separate our leads for most of the drama, only to get back together at the last possible second....which I hate. 

    Now that they are together, I can see them truely working to find out how they can free themselves from the writers preconditioned path. 

    Also, I am liking BK more recently as he has gotten his awareness and he is starting to see the whole situation objectively now, which is making him more compassionate. While on one hand I am sorry that he will not get the girl at the end of the day, I think for him it is better and more important  to free himself from his father and gain control of his own life. He needs to free himself from his demons first and I think his new awareness and understanding of DO will help encourage him to break free. And I think that is what will make him happy along with seeing DO happy as in a way she is a representation of his mother to him. Not really a relationship with DO.

    But that is just what I think.

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  6. Out of the whole twisted family, I found WS one of the most interesting characters. Mostly as he really did not have a mean streak compared to the rest of them, when he was stable, he was very much an okay guy. His issues, I believe, stemmed from emotional and verbal abuse. Which is why he lost it with SH's Mom. He was bound to snap at some point mentally, it just happened in the worst possible way and at the worst possible time. 


    But that leads me to another reason WS ultimately killed himself. 

    Out of everyone in the whole family, SH was the only one who expressed to him that he was not a failure and that he had capability. When he was caught for the murder, he lost the one person who had believed in him wholeheartedly. Plus, from what I have been able to glean from the show, he was nice to her even before her mother died. Meaning he genuinely liked her as a family member. So losing her, meant losing everything that made his life worthwhile. 

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  7. I was hoping I was wrong for the whole show that WS had not actually killed the mom, but I had a sneaking suspicion that something was seriously wrong with him and that he was acting more like he felt guilty for something. The backflash when he hugged SH was a big indicator that he felt guilty, but I was still hoping that he would turnout to be a good guy.

    But it does explain partly why he was so nice to SH, he felt guilty for what he had done and in his own dissolute way tried to make up for it, but at the same time he couldn't face the consequences. Him killing himself made sense, facing the face that he killed someone meant that he himself had to acknowledge that he was a failure and when he did, in his mind there was no point living after that. He was desperate to prove himself and to show everyone that he was not the failure that everyone saw him as. And there is no worse failure than being a murderer, there is no coming back from that.

    He was a very tragic figure in that could have been a great person had he been raised right. There was potential, but it was destroyed by the family.


    Kudos to the actor who played WS though, he did a fantastic job in keeping all the viewers guessing. I wonder if he knew from the get go about the plot twist, cause when I look back, he left a lot of clues that hinted the whole time.

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  8. 2 hours ago, tulip06 said:

    Much as I am tempted to watch raw, I will save myself for full subs this weekend. 


    I am right with you for waiting for subs. As tempted I am, I need to wait for the subs otherwise it will drive me crazy not knowing what exactly is going down. I don't have that problem with other shows, but this one I HAVE TO KNOWWWW!!!

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  9. 8 hours ago, Lmangla said:

    it would be real curve ball to the audience as he is only one who seems human out of the suspects and showed some empathy when seok hee cried on losing her mom. don't like wan joo, or second wife or dad or ms han and so it wouldn't be a surprise or even care if it turned out to be one of them. that said, if it was wan soo, am not sure if the dad would step up to cover it. in ep 11, wan soo seemed to have gotten into a fight and instead of paying for compensation, he told wan soo to get the punishment. whereas for wan joo, they were willing to charter a jet and for his friends to party in spain. so can see them covering up for wan joo. lets see.. like you said, maybe it is not someone from the mo family at all..


    personally will be disappointed if it is wan soo -- so far, I like him. he is the only one who talks about her mom like a real person. when seok hee asked if he ever met her, he acknowledged and said she was a cool artist and then asked if seok hee was missing her.


    does anyone wonder what ms han gets out of this? she doesn't even own real estate and lives in a rental. so what exactly is she doing with her salary or the power she has?


    while there were no OTP moments as such in ep 11, did like the way TOP security guy raised his eyebrow at yeon do and seok hee. she is understandably upset that her mom's work is stolen but the only one who can calm her down is yeon do and he quietly drags her away. TOP security guy has been quite jealous of yeon do and can see him thinking why seok hee is listening to yeon do and not him. so based on preview, in ep 11, ms han finds about yeon do?


    Agree that would be a major twist if WS was the one who killed. But there have been hits through out though that WS for all his flaws is rather innocent at heart. The when he was dating the actress, they all asked how far he had gone with her, and she mentioned that he hadn't, and was surprisingly innocent. Plus I agree that they would not have covered for WS had he murdered anyone. Though, it is possible that they only did because the scandal would affect WJ's succession. 

    But we have never been shown that WS has any real violet tendencies. The only time that was close was when he stopped his ex in the hallway... but he never really touched her at all. 

    WJ on the other hand, seems really unstable, particularly when he loses his temper. Which we have seen a few times. He was even kind of scary with his wife at some points. So it is possible that he lost his temper with SH's mom and went out of control. Maybe he mistakenly thought his secret was being threatened? And step mom just took advantage of the situation. 

    But Ms Han is really up on the list as well. But I have a feeling that she would use someone else to do her dirty work. She doesn't seem the like to take care of things personally like killing someone like that. If you notice that with Grandpa, she killed him indirectly by taking advantage of information. Could she have not done the same with SH's mom?



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  10. @thistle @monica63

    I agree that the episodes have flown. The story has been that interesting. But I keep thinking that this show is longer than 16 episodes. How they are going to wrap things up well in the next 6 episodes will be the final determining factor for this show. Many dramas start fantastic but peter out in the end because the writer wrote them selves into a corner and could not find a way out of it.


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  11. 9 minutes ago, Latte_Anyday said:

    It's so funny how no one notices his Adam's apple LoL! Or maybe it's not as noticeable idk? Drama logic perhaps, or that he has slight stubble/facial hair eheheh. His birth secret is another mystery. 


    I also find it funny that no one really questions how tall he is either. But in reality it is true that people do overlook certain things when they assume certain things about you. Also, if you think about it, for the time period, wouldn't be unthinkable for a man to dress like a woman. Or even want to dress like a woman. Wasn't it illegal or something?

    So it really wouldn't be their first thought that he is a man, plus it helps that he looks good dressed as a woman...so they unknowingly over look the tell tale signs. 

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  12. 1 hour ago, thistle said:

    However, one scene did give me a huge laugh (although I'm sure production didn't intend it to be seen as funny):  HYY and Kang in the hospital room.

    • There's HYY in the hospital bed and Kang has his hand hovering threateningly over her throat.  Of course, she holds still and waits.  Of course.  Does she scream?  No.  Does she even ask what he is doing?  No.  Of course not.
    • After a somewhat heated and threatening conversation, Kang again puts his hand around her throat.  This time he presses his thumb against her cerebral spine as well, and he starts to squeeze.  What does HYY do?  Does she struggle.  No.  Does she tell him to stop?  No.  Of course not.  Because, of course, she holds still and waits while she watches him prepare to kill her.  Of course.  That's what she always does.  

    Oh my goodness.  At least she was consistent.  :blink: 


    This is one heroine I do NOT wanna be like.  If someone tries to run after me, strangle me, or mow me over with a vehicle, I am gonna fight until the very last breath even if I do fall down along the way.  I'm not gonna stop and have a pleasant chat with the murderer either.  And, oh yeah, I also have enough sense not to run with scissors in my hand or an open knife as the case may be.  :P


    Schools should use clips of her for educational demonstrations of poor personal safety and protection. 

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  13. On 9/20/2019 at 6:04 PM, Chickpea said:

    After watching Episode 8, my poor opinion of these kids has not changed and I'm beginning to feel like a bully.  They are a miserable, ungrateful bunch.  I almost had a change of heart when DJ sent WDH the sonogram, then when she followed up with a threat, I feel justified in my opinion.  And she has the nerve to ask him if he can be her "real" father and not just a guardian... does that mean she knows he isn't her "real" father.  And the brother bringing the father home knowing what pond scum he is.  If he had any brains and decency, he would have called WDH ahead of time to ask what he should do.  But then I guess we wouldn't have a drama.  My dislike of these kids is now extending to their parents.  Forget the sires, what kind of woman was DJ's mother.  She had children with two losers and a fling with a college student she met on a ferry and that, really, is the basis for this drama which seems to be about how WDH always has to be a step ahead of these morons making lemonade out of lemons.  Well, its fun.


    I am with you not liking the kids very much and them being ungrateful. You would think that going through the hardships they have, it would have matured them in some aspect in appreciating the good. But I do know from experience that sort of maturity only happens for certain personalities. I have seen some people become selfish and uber manipulative, and others become very thoughtful and proactive team problem solvers... yet both went through the same experiences. Plus when people are in surviving mode, the worst or best of them can come out. 

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  14. 1 hour ago, thistle said:

    For all the times that HYY has innocently accepted JY in spite of the fact that he has gaslighted her and he has accused her and he has gone behind her back to investigate her.....but she has just smiled back and him and liked him anyway, payback has been a long time coming.


    Yeah, I actually loved it when Aunt/Mom and Dr. Sister/Cousin told him off and then JY sat there crying alone.

    Well-deserved words to JY, especially from the doctor when she told him that HYY couldn't smile anymore since she had been around JY.  You go, Dr. Sister/Cousin!


    Of course, HYY will probably forgive him again anyway but I was actually applauding when JY finally heard some home truths.  He has been ticking me off since the beginning.


    I know it's just a drama but it's hard not to take some things seriously.  One thing that genuinely bothers me about this drama is that no one trusts anyone else and no one is telling the whole truth to someone.  If somebody just had the guts to share and be real, things would not have gone so very wrong for so many people.  Annoying.  


    There are times when I've wondered why I've continued because

    • I really don't like the FL (except that she is funny when drunk).
    • I actively dislike the ML (who is Never ever funny or cute at all--it's pretty bad if I'm enjoying watching him be in pain, and I really did enjoy that so much today's episode that I applauded).
    • I cannot tolerate EJ at all and every time I see her, I want to shove EJ's overly large earrings up her nose.
    • I have no idea why there are so many minor side characters that lead utterly nowhere (someone wanna explain why we are dealing with the hints of a triangle between Michael/Jenny/OfficeB?  waste of time, and don't even get me started about why we had to watch HYY's younger BF dancing in episode 2.  pointless.).
    • The only character who is worth anything is Grandma (who is absolutely precious and golden).
    • The one I want to see something good happen for is NJW (because he is misunderstood and not a bad guy at all--Grandma sure loves him, and she is smart enough to know what is what).  

    At this point, I just sorta want this drama to be over even though, in a strange way, I have enjoyed it.


    This is definitely one of those "Love to Hate" kind of shows. I am wondering too why I keep tuning in to find out what happens next. Either I have OCD and am com pulsed to see it finished, or a Masochist enjoying the pain that this show is pulling me through, or even *gasp* the stinkin' writer is good enough to write a compelling story despite how terrible it is.

    What ever one it is that keeps me coming, I know one thing for certain.... I'm never going to think about classical music, orchestras or the timpani without the thought of murder, lies and deception running through my head. 

    Also, may I never name my child Ian...after this show, there is bad JuJu there.

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  15. I like that they show that WDH is not a perfect person, but a work in progress. Yes, he does not make the greatest of decisions, nor does he approach things quite the right way, but I like that he is not 100% stuck in his ways and that he is open to being flexible and changing. I think that though out the show we will see how he grows and changes. Plus we have to give him some credit, he has never had a good male role model and his father was completely absent. Plus his parents are both dead, he has had no one show him what a good father is like in real life and no one to give him advice about the best way to handle his new parenthood. I know not everyone will agree, but I think considering the situation and his lack of experience, he is not doing so bad. Could he do better? Of course, but the only way he is going to get there is through trial and error, so I expect he is going to make a lot more bad mistakes before he gets it right. And since WDH is not an evil person and is good buried deep down, I am looking forward to seeing him succeed in becoming the best version of himself.

    Just some thoughts.

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  16. 1 hour ago, Heidi Seow said:

    Another frustrate episode again.. :sweat_smile: but at least we know HYY is no the person who kill and Kim Ian and they really looking for the "Ball Pen" and the creepy hat guy got it.. 


    Yay! I am so glad to hear that they have at least cleared up for sure that YY did not kill anyone. Even though I was pretty sure that she did not, but knowing Kdrama writers I was scared that they would go down that route just for the thrills and keep up hanging on till the bitter end. This should help our little duo here start to team up and help each other find out what is going on and spend less time avoiding each other and getting nothing done.

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  17. 12 hours ago, thistle said:

    Is it me or does HYY have seriously weak ankles?  Have we seen an episode yet where she isn't twisting her ankle and falling over?  Really, she does it all the time.  She's running away from Bucket Hat guy and over she goes again.  Oh dear.

    I totally agree, she must have two left feet or something. But what really gets me is that when she falls on the ground she doesn't get up right away. She just stays down in a vulnerable position waiting for the other person to make a move. 

    Personally, I would have been back up on my feet as fast as I could. But it could be to demonstrate how scared and terrified she is of the situation? 

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