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Everything posted by nrllee

  1. @kawaiibooty yeah I agree the second half dragged a bit and got repetitive. BK’s redemption arc could’ve come sooner. And JD... why did the writer regress her character in the last episode? I would’ve been happy for her to be friends with DH, the poor boy had already moved on (and seemed happy)...why did she string him on again with the “I will date you on alternate days”? That didn’t make sense. Cryptic BK’s brother seemed only there as a consolation for BK so he wouldn’t be alone in the end... BK’s brother was unnecessary in the whole scheme of things. Initially I thought he would be the writer’s alter ego drawn in but it doesn’t look like it. I really wanted to know the full story of TC. Did it just end with HR wandering around broken hearted? JMC what happened to him in that comic? Or BK? Or the whole political plot? Did BK kill JMC in the end too? Why did BK’s brother say he was affectionate and nice (?) before? Where did that come from? I wish they made the message of the drama clearer. Heidegger reference in the end says they intended the drama to be an existential discussion. But you have to really dig deep to find it. It was definitely an entertaining watch. I am glad to have discovered the new actors/actresses. I look forward to seeing them in future projects.
  2. The comments say wrap up party is tomorrow because JaeWook may be attending the awards too (unconfirmed). Jaewook’s schedule says wrap up party is tomorrow.
  3. I was terrified that they would go over the top slapstick but it’s surprisingly even. I like the elements of make believe. The imaginary detective dad. The voiceovers. And the creepiness of Park SungHoon. The flick of the switch from DongSik the pushover to DongSik the potential murderer. It has potential. A promising start. Ratings have suffered because it’s finale week for 2 popular dramas. Hopefully it will pick up next week. I forgot about the HyunJae incident till you mentioned it @nikki7. Nice catch
  4. Yeah that’s me too. He can exist without DO. He has family and obligations. HR can’t exist without her. So personally I don’t know why they are so uptight in the thread about his “redemption”. They want to crucify him. Frankly I think they are all just pissed at the writer and they have no one else to take it out on other than his poster boy BK. All good, it’s ending tonight. BK’s character has already been put to bed for me. I just want to see how long the writer draws out the HR/DO love line tonight and if he/she will feed the fan girl frenzy with more OTP moments. 878
  5. I don’t understand why an opinion needs justification? It’s art after all. I don’t particularly like Picasso because his art is just not my cup of tea. MMS had too much slapstick for me. I stayed for 2 episodes. Personally I don’t enjoy slapstick. I can’t watch Jim Carey for exactly the same reason. So for me, slapstick is “bad” because I can’t relate at all to it. I love humor done well but slapstick dumbs it down too much for me. I know some people don’t mind it so more power to them. I like chocolate and you like strawberry, I don’t need to justify why I do, I just do? One drama doesn’t define an actor/actress. What defines them is how they respond to failure or lackluster reception. If he is a true artist then the response will do little to dampen his enthusiasm for his next project. He’s done his best given the material he was provided and he should be proud. I think MMS started with sky high expectations. People were just aching to see him back on screen doing what he did best. After a 2 year hiatus, it was a given. I hope he dusts himself off, gets back up and tries again. He’s too good of an actor (and Won JinAh too) not to come back with something more substantial in terms of depth and breadth.
  6. I am gonna tell Packmule to materialize here to prove that she’s not an asexual amoeba. 878
  7. @Sushimi O....YSH scored if she says yes. I am not sure about the plot though... it’s a webtoon? With supernatural elements? I am always a bit tentative about webtoons. EY was a webtoon but it had a novel concept. Some translate well. Others not so well. Item (webtoon) was a fail. I will tune in to see if it’s any good. 878
  8. @triplem I think Soompi already did I can’t link to the article for some reason on my iPad. EDiT https://www.soompi.com/article/1367027wpp/lee-joon-hyuk-confirmed-to-lead-new-mbc-time-slip-drama 872
  9. @triplem confirmed? Now all you need is for NJH to confirm too. I can’t see her saying no to him.
  10. I agree. Definitely better. It’s a credible attempt for his first outing as main lead. I hope it doesn’t typecast him into perfect boyfriend type roles in the future. We’ll see how he fares in his next project. He has no voice of his own. He does everything SHE wants. He obeys her every command. He lives for her. He never says “no” to her. He’s never too busy for her. She even named him. She calls, and he answers. Didn’t you notice he had this ethereal halo about him from the beginning? The stained glass window, the guardian angel references. He only gained a face after she began to look for him. She imagined him into existence. He’s an ideal. Every woman’s ideal boyfriend. 866
  11. yes he is very beautiful. I love his character too. HR is the one to emulate. He’s perfect. But he’s not real. His whole character set up is not real...he exists purely because of DO. He came to life because DO willed him to existence in Secret. That’s why he only cares about her happiness and lives for her alone. He has no familial or societal expectations of him. He lives in the school library and does whatever he wants with no consequences. I know of no one in reality who has that kind of set up. He exists purely as an ideal in everyone’s minds. The perfect boyfriend. Everyone wants a HR as a bf. So Don’t be sad. Continue to live in your heavenly HR world. Packmule exists outside in her blog and visits sometimes. She prefers to write there. Her articles are much too long for posts here. Thought provoking and interesting. 864
  12. You should join me...the sole voice of reason in that thread. But yes definitely just lurk and read if you don’t want to engage in debates. It’s hostile in there and anyone who even dares to make BK out to be a person of any worth is likely to be shouted down. In their eyes he’s irredeemable. And that’s a testament to how good LJW is. Had he been any worse of an actor, fan girls wouldn’t have jumped for the jugular every time he shows even the least bit of humanity...it reflects their insecurity. I am not pro BK though and I understand that OTP is DO and HR...but LJW is definitely the better actor. Don’t be put off by the fan girls in EY thread, the PD knows LJW is the better actor...that’s why he gave the part to LJW even though Rowoon auditioned for the part of BK. PD focuses the camera on his (LJW) facial expressions constantly. He knows LJW will give him the emotions required for the scenes. He has confidence in LJW’s acting. Rowoon is very pretty to look at but he’s much like Cha EunWoo to me...just drop dead gorgeous to look at, but breadth of acting is lacking. Rowoon has a way to go. LJW is the star to watch for the future. And the fact that he can do BOTH good and bad roles makes him very versatile. The scene last night when he said his farewell to DO was the only scene I cried. And that wasn’t because I even liked BK as a character. It was purely LJW’s acting. It has many tones...and it’s beautiful to watch. For an in-depth blow by blow analysis of their acting... go here. Packmule3 has done a wonderful analysis of LJW. 864
  13. It’s a testament to LJW and his portrayal of BK that so many were moved to tears in that farewell scene. Bittersweet. A beautiful goodbye. Well done LJW. Well done. Sleep now and reawaken to a better BK in the next comic. Or next drama. . Tonight beckons and I am sure our OTP (HR/DO) will appear in new comic and find each other again. Surely they have proven their worth to the writer and he/she will give them a straightforward love line together without the angst.
  14. Ironically, this episode left me Team HR on stage, but Team BK in the shadow. I only wept in this parting scene of BK and DO...in spoiler below. Further thoughts
  15. I thought about starting it but it’s got so many episodes? I don’t know if I will have the time and patience to watch for so long. 810
  16. @triplem @Jillia maybe put a friendly reminder up in the Extraordinary You thread that only 3 pics are allowed per post and the rest go in a spoiler? My browser is having a hard time coping. Some newbies have been posting a lot of pics/gifs/videos in last few pages... no big deal, I think they are just enthusiastic about finale week. TIA. 786
  17. yeah that bugged me too. Did Dr Park (?) the Doctor tell him? Did he drive there? I assume he did. There was no other way he could get there...unless BOTH he and YM conspired to catch SHoon and they drove off together? I didn’t think they were that chummy. So maybe 712pm IDG drives to hospital (caught on CCTV). SHoon escapes 730pm. YM arrives to meet SHoon. SHoon runs. IDG shows up short time later at the forest. He catches SHoon, pops him into the boot of his car, takes him to KPY? Hand amputated. He then drops his car off to scrapyard. KPY picks him up at 912 pm from the scrapyard? Pure conjecture on my part. I think that’s why IDG asked KPY where SHoon was (as if he expected KPY to know?).
  18. @Sushimi what is this I hear there will be Vagabond 2? 788
  19. He’s back!!! Ooo I like the sound of this...on OCN... please pair him with an actress I like. 788
  20. @larrysouth ever the peacemaker . I don’t think anyone took your comments that seriously. No harm done. HR is definitely the one to emulate with regards to how to treat your woman. You sound much like a man who does right by his wife (from the little anecdotes that you’ve shared). More power to you living HR-like in real life.
  21. When I reference HR as otherworldly, this is what I mean. He’s like the Little Prince. Naive, childlike, untainted by the world. So he behaves like someone who is unconventional. He loves DO just as purely. Which is why he comes across as an ideal. He’s totally a person of DO’s imaginings. Probably why he came to existence in Secret when she named him. Entirely connected to her now and forever...fated to meet and fall in love. It’s their story. BK was always a minor detour.
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